Another starting point for Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Pokhara
Our Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour starts from Pokhara, but you can begin it from Kathmandu. The duration and distance are longer from there, but you can start it from there if you are already in Kathmandu.
The overall flight time is about 2 hours, and it is a bit expensive as well. You need to wake up earlier than from Pokhara if you are traveling from Kathmandu.
Highlights of ABC Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu
- Exciting views of Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Annapurna ranges, etc
- Sunrise view from the Base camp
- Heartful breakfast at base camp
- Explore around Annapurna Base Camp
Pick up from your Hotel and Drop off at the Domestic airport.
Fly to Annapurna Base Camp from Kathmandu
Explore around the base camp and have a healthy breakfast
Fly back to Kathmandu
Land at the domestic airport
Drive back to your hotel
When is the Best Time for going on the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour?
You can fly all year round, but you should have clear visibility as bad weather conditions can hamper your flight schedule.
Spring, Autumn, Winter, and Monsoon are the four seasons of Nepal. Among these seasons, Spring and Autumn have the best weather for the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour.
Winter and Monsoon are also favorable, but you might face delays and cancellations due to weather complications. We have written a brief explanation of each season below:
It is the beginning of a new chapter throughout the country. Spring brings colorful flowers, greenery, and warm weather along with it. This season starts from March and ends in May.
During spring, the weather and temperature are sunny and bright. Spring is a good month for Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Pokhara. You get clear views of the peaks and greenery filling the Annapurna region.
The temperature slowly increases with each passing time, and it ranges from 16 to 23 degrees Celsius. The days are long, making it perfect for trekking, while the nights are short and cool. Among the months of spring, May is the warmest time of the year.
Autumn Season is the highest time of the year. Monsoon has just ended, so the views are clear, and the atmosphere is fresh and cool. Autumn Season lasts from September to November.
You can see slight rainfall in the earlier week of September, but it gets warm and bright by the mid of the month. The weather and temperature are also at peak during this season.
This season is the best time for the Annapurna Base camp Helicopter tour from Pokhara. The weather is calm, with days featuring the blue sky and bright sun. The temperature ranges from 15 to 24 degrees Celsius during this season.
The Winter season is the off-season for trekking but an excellent time for helicopter tours. This season is the time for snowfall occurrence in high altitudes covering the peaks in white.
Winter season starts in December and last till February. Trekking to high altitudes is a challenge due to the snowy path. But helicopter tours are possible during these times.
Early morning weather has superior visibility, but sometimes fog can be a disturbance. During foggy weather, the flights are delayed or canceled. The temperature ranges from 9 to 12 degrees Celsius during this time.
Monsoon Season is the least preferred time for trekking as well as helicopter tours. This season is the time for heavy rainfall all over the country. The season begins in June and ends in August.
The earlier weeks of June and the ending weeks of August have lower chances of rainfall, so helicopter tours are possible during this time. During this time, dark clouds can obstruct your view during the day, but it might not be a problem during the mornings.
The flights can be delayed or canceled during heavy rainfall or bad weather conditions. So, you need to study the forecast before making your Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Pokhara.
Annapurna Helicopter Tour Options
There are two possible options to complete your Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Pokhara. These options are Charter basis private flight and Group joining flight.
Private Charter Helicopter Tour
For Charter Basis Private flight, you can fly single or with your group at your schedule and time. The flight is possible from both Kathmandu and Pokhara. During clear days, the flight operates any time of the day.
Group Joining Helicopter Tour
The Group joining Helicopter tour operates from Pokhara. The Group flight operates from Pokhara airport. Five different people will be sharing the cost of a single flight and fly to Annapurna Base Camp. For booking group flights, you need to inform the agency beforehand.
Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour from Pokhara Cost
ABC helicopter tour is a budgeted heli tour that is completely safe and affordable. Annapurna Base Camp Heli tour from Pokhara cost depends on your starting destination and group size.
The Annapurna Heli Tour Cost will be slightly lower if you are starting from Pokhara rather than Kathmandu. The flight takes about 2 hours from Kathmandu and two and a half hours from Pokhara.
If you are looking for a lavish adventure choosing a private VIP helicopter flight is a great choice, but it costs more than group flights. If you are a single traveler joining group flights will be cheaper.
A single helicopter can carry five people or 500 kg per flight till ABC. Private Helicopters cost about USD 3500 from Kathmandu and USD 1500 from Pokhara. The group joining helicopter costs about USD 250 per person.
Safety Measures for Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour
- You need to follow the pilot’s instructions while entering and exiting the aircraft.
- Don’t exchange seats with a fellow passenger in the air.
- Don’t move around during the flight.
- Always secure your personal belongings.
- Do not take your hands or head out the window.
- No smoking inside the aircraft at any time
- Always tighten the seat belt in-flight.
Health and Safety Protocols during COVID-19 pandemic
- Helicopters are thoroughly sanitized and cleaned before, after, and between the flights.
- All the crew members, including pilots, will be wearing a face shield throughout the flight.
- All guests will screen for mandatory temperature before entering the aircraft.
- All guests should wear face protection or masks before entering the helicopter.
- Employees and guests will sanitize or wash their hands regularly during the flight.
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