Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour is a must-do for anyone visiting Nepal. It offers an unparalleled view of the Annapurna mountain range, a group of peaks over 7,000 meters in altitude. The Annapurna Base Camp, also known as the Annapurna Sanctuary, is at an altitude of 4,130 meters and 40 kilometres north of the beautiful city of Pokhara. This city is a popular tourist destination in Nepal, known for its many attractions, including the tranquil Fewa Lake.
During the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour, you will experience the stunning beauty of the Himalayas and the Annapurna mountain range. The tour takes off from Pokhara airport and lasts approximately two hours, with a one-way flight to the base camp taking around 30 minutes. You will also see Nepal’s stunning natural beauty, including the scattered Magar and Gurung settlements.
Upon reaching the Annapurna Sanctuary, you will have the chance to take in the breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. The Annapurna mountain range has six prominent peaks that all rise above 7,000 meters in altitude. These include Annapurna I (8,091 meters), Annapurna II (7,937 meters), Annapurna III (7,555 meters), Annapurna IV (7,525 meters), Annapurna South (7,219 meters), and Gangapurna (7,455 meters).
Besides these prominent peaks, the Annapurna mountain range is home to several other lesser-known peaks, including Khangsar Kang (7,485 meters), Annapurna Fang (7,647 meters), Tilicho Peak (7,135 meters), Nilgiri Himal North (7,061 meters), Machhapuchchhre (also known as Fishtail Mountain) (6,993 meters), and Hiunchuli (6,411 meters). The Annapurna Conservation Area, Nepal’s largest conservation area, surrounds all these peaks, covering about 7,629 square meters.
This Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour is an alternative to the Annapurna trekking, a popular option among trekkers in Nepal. However, the helicopter tour allows you to experience the beauty of the Annapurna mountain range in a shorter amount of time and without the physical exertion of a trek.
Buddhism is the dominant religion in the Annapurna Circuit region, and several sects of Buddhism are present, including Kagyu, Sakyapa, and Nyingmapa. Although these sects may have some differences, they are pretty similar.
During the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour, you will be given a brief introduction to the flight crew and will be provided with some safety precautions to follow. Safety is a top priority on this tour, and the time spent at the base camp is limited to around 20 to 30 minutes to minimize the risk of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).
Despite the limited time, you will still take in the sights, capture memorable photos, and enjoy a warm breakfast at the base camp. You will trace your way back to Pokhara airport and conclude the tour.
The Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter tour is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that takes you on a journey through the breathtaking landscapes of the Annapurna Himalaya range. The tour begins early at 6:00 am, with a departure from your Pokhara hotel.
At 6:30 am, you will fly from Pokhara airport to Annapurna Base Camp, where you will have the opportunity to witness the stunning mountain range in all its glory. Upon arrival, you will have a delicious breakfast while taking in the picturesque views of the Annapurna Himalaya range.ActivityTimeDeparture from Pokhara hotel6:00 amFly from Pokhara airport to Annapurna Base camp6:30 amBreakfast at Annapurna Base camp7:00 amPicture of Annapurna Himalaya Range7:00 amFly from Annapurna base camp to Pokhara airport7:30 amDeparture from the Airport to the hotel8:00 am
At 7:30 am, you will fly back to Pokhara airport. After an unforgettable journey and an hour of flight, you will arrive at the airport at 8:00 am and be transferred back to your hotel. This tour offers a perfect opportunity to explore the Annapurna Base camp and the Annapurna Himalaya range while having the comfort of a Heli-tour and being time efficient.
The Annapurna Himalaya range is one of the most breathtaking natural wonders in the world, and a helicopter tour is a perfect way to take stunning views of the mountain and surrounding landscapes. The tour can be taken all year round, but the ideal time to go depends on the season and weather conditions.SeasonsRecommended monthsAutumnSeptember, OctoberSpringFebruary, March, April, and MayWinterDecember to February (but the landing spot will be covered in snow)Rainy SeasonNot recommended due to poor visibility
During the autumn and spring, the visibility is generally clear, allowing for breathtaking mountain views and surrounding landscapes. In winter, the weather is perfect, but the landing spot will be covered in snow. However, the rainy season, usually from June to August, is not recommended as visibility can be significantly affected by the cloud cover and foggy weather.
For the best possible experience, taking the tour during the recommended months in the table above is recommended when the visibility is at its best and the flying conditions are optimal.
Booking an Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour with Trek Nepal Himalayas Pvt Ltd is easy and convenient. The company offers an online booking system that allows you to plan and reserve your tour quickly and easily.
To book your tour, please email Trek Nepal Himalayas Pvt Ltd at firstname.lastname@example.org or WhatsApp them at +977 98510 13 196. A representative from the company will get back to you as soon as possible to assist you with the booking process and answer any questions you may have.
Trek Nepal Himalayas Pvt Ltd is a professional and experienced tour operator that takes pride in offering its clients the best possible service and experience. With the company, you can explore Annapurna Base Camp and the Annapurna Himalaya range in the most comfortable and time-efficient way while having the most experienced guide and well-maintained helicopter. Don’t hesitate; book your tour now and prepare for an unforgettable Nepal adventure.