Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

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Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour is one of many ways one can experience the outstanding beauty of the Annapurna region Himalayas. Annapurna Base Camp lies inside the area of Annapurna Sanctuary and showcases forests, wildlife, snow-peaked mountains, settlements, rivers, and waterfalls. A private helicopter will fly above these beautiful landscapes giving mesmerizing views. This helicopter tour with landing an Annapurna Base Camp lets you spend half an hour at the base camp after flying in a helicopter for 20 to 25 minutes back to Pokhara. Some amazing views of mountains like Machapuchre, Annapurna I and II, and Dhaulagiri will make this tour unforgettable.

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour starts with a Heli flight from Pokhara according to our itinerary, but it can be conducted from Kathmandu as well. This tour lets you get outstanding views of hills and dense forests, and provides you with a great adventure. Take the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour throughout the year except during monsoon when rain and clouds may block the magnificent views. Depending on meteorological forecasts, we can find the best day/time to conduct the helicopter flight. Early mornings are best for this flight during the monsoon. 

The standard Annapurna Base Camp trek requires you to give at least 10 days to complete, and physical preparation prior to trek is also required. Unlike the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, you don’t have to prepare for this tour nor are you expected to have previous trekking experience. This can be your first trip to the Himalayas. During this tour, you won't be at risk of altitude sickness, you just have to make sure that you only spend the recommended time at Annapurna Base Camp.

If you want to explore the serene Himalayan beauty in a single day for a cost less than the Annapurna Base Camp Trek and be exposed to stunning views, the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour is the perfect option. All these amazing things come on this tour without having to deal with altitude sickness or fatigue of trekking for 5-6 hours a day for more than 10 days. This tour can also be done with children - it's great for the whole family. You will arrive at the foot of Mt. Annapurna, the 10th highest mountain enjoying the majestic view without any hassle. With our experienced pilots and guides, safe and modern helicopters, and the combined effort of Sublime Trails, you will feel safe and comfortable throughout the tour.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Highlights

  • 360° Panoramic view of mountains in the Annapurna range, including Machhapuchhre and Himchuli
  • 20-25 minutes helicopter flight from Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp and same flight back to Kathmandu
  • Aerial view of picturesque villages, lush forests, and landscapes
  • Private and group flight tours available
  • Feasible for people of any age group
  • Insightful tour of short duration
  • Friendly pilots and smooth flight
  • Safe flight with very experienced pilots
  • Arriving at Annapurna Base Camp

Annapurna Base Camp

Annapurna Base Camp is one of the most popular destinations in Nepal and the Himalayas. From the foot of the 10th tallest mountain, one can get the majestic view of Annapurna I. The Base Camp is a conical valley from where one can witness the glaciers and other snow-capped mountains like Annapurna South, Barahi Shikhar, Tent Peak, Himchuli, Gandharva Chuli, etc. Getting to the Base Camp, you will find other fellow travelers who got there following a 10-13 days trekking route.

360° panorama of the Annapurna Range

The helicopter tour gives you the chance to witness a 360° panorama of the Annapurna range, and the surrounding landscapes. Being at the base camp, one can get outstanding views of mountains but flying above it and getting an aerial view is another experience. From the chopper, one can enjoy this dream-like experience from up above. Besides Annapurna, other majestic mountains like Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Himchuli, and more can be seen.

Panoramic View of Landscapes

Annapurna region is also full of the natural beauty of wildlife, forests, rivers, waterfalls, etc. Flying in a helicopter over this mountainous region is an adventure in itself. Panoramic views of these beautiful landscapes with several small villages just add to make this helicopter tour perfect. Since you leave Pokhara on a helicopter, views of mountains get closer and clearer. Approaching Annapurna Base Camp, beautiful rhododendron forests starts to appear with rivers and waterfalls. Getting a bird’s eye view of this landscape is the main highlight of this tour.

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1:Helicopter flight to Annapurna Base Camp

Day 1:Helicopter flight to Annapurna Base Camp

    Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour itinerary is quite simple. You will get into a helicopter provided by Sublime Trails in Pokhara Airport. If you want to conduct a helicopter flight from Kathmandu, we can make it possible for you. Or we can also help you book a flight or ride to Pokhara from Kathmandu.

    After getting into the helicopter, you will be advised a few things and your journey will begin. Since the beginning of the flight, views of the mountains start to appear. The chopper will fly towards the north offering amazing views of Mt. Annapurna, Nilgiri, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Hiunchuli, etc.

    Getting to Annapurna Base Camp, you will have about 30 minutes to spend there. Spending more than 30 minutes at the Base Camp can cause a risk of altitude sickness. During this time, you can fill your memories of the giant mountains, click some photos, have your breakfast and spend some quality time in the lap of Himalayas.

    After that, you will hop into the same helicopter and return to Pokhara. The same awe-inspiring views will wish you goodbye. Catching glimpses of these mountains for the last time, you will reach Pokhara airport and land. A Sublime Trails representative will drop you to your hotel in Pokhara.

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    What's Included

    • Transportation:   
      Helicopter ride from Kathmandu to Annapurna Base Camp
      All pickups and drops
    • Miscellaneous: 
      Necessary paperwork with the government of Nepal and Tax department

    What's not Included

    • Any Meals

    Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour Reviews

    5.0based on 1 reviews
    • Mee Noi
      Mee NoiJune 10, 2019

      Best way to spend single day in Nepal

      Usually, when I plan short trips, it feels like something is not complete. This time we had just a few days left in Nepal after completing our Pokhara Chitwan tour. If we just stayed at our hotel and didn't go to the ABC on a helicopter, we would have missed it all. Ram was helpful and planned an amazing trip as always. We are a group of lazy travelers, we hate walking a lot. Hiking for some distance is cool but so many days? That's why we went on a Pokhara Tour but traveling to Nepal without getting close to mountains feels like you missed something. After spending all these days in Nepal, I can say that we've made some lifetime memories.

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