Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu is the fastest, easiest, and most luxurious way to get to the base of the world's 10th highest mountain, Annapurna, to enjoy and admire the magnificent views of Machapuchre (Mt. Fishtail), Annapurna I, II, and Dhaulagiri mountains from a bird's-eye view. This helicopter tour to Annapurna base camp is the perfect way for those travelers who love to explore and experience the alpine Himalayan nature and culture but can't walk or prefer not to trek for a week due to lack of time or physical condition or age. Annapurna base camp is the popular destination to most of the trekking enthusiasts around the globe due to its cultural beauty and rich biodiversity. A journey to annapurna base camp on foot for more than a week is famous as the Annapurna Base Camp Trek on the planet. It offers stunning views of the snow-capped peaks, cascading waterfalls, terraced fields, lush green forest, traditional villages nestled in the mountains, and kind hearted people and their warm hospitality. So,thousands of tourists visit this place every year from around the globe

Don't miss out on this adventurous helicopter ride, which is an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experience. This one-day helicopter tour to the Base Camp starts from Kathmandu, flying parallel to the northern Himalayan ranges before heading towards the base camp. Covering all the northern Himalaya range, the helicopter lands on the Annapurna base camp for about 30 minutes, providing the opportunity to enjoy and experience the awesome, magnificent, and pristine mountain panorama with some tea or coffee on the lap of the Himalayas at an elevation of 4,130 m. After 30-40 minutes at the base camp, the helicopter flies back to Kathmandu to end the tour. This magnificent day tour of Annapurna Base Camp has two hours of flight time.

Helicopter flight duration

  • Kathmandu to Annapurna Base Camp flight time (40-50 minutes)

  • Excursion time at ABC (30 minutes)

  • Annapurna Base Camp to Kathmandu flight time (40-50 minutes)

Note: Spending 30-40 minutes at the Annapurna base camp will prevent  from getting altitude sickness and provides an up-close view of the mountain panorama and base camp experience.

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour Cost

The cost of Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour depends on your travel to and from the destination and group size. If you choose Pokhara as your starting point, the Annapurna Base Camp helicopter price will be slightly lower than from Kathmandu.

Typically, the helicopter flight to ABC takes 2 hours from Kathmandu and 1 hour from Pokhara. A helicopter can accommodate up to five people or up to 500 kg at base camp. If you are a solo traveler, you can join the group to share the flight cost.

Kindly get in touch with us for the best cost and a convenient tour.

Best Time to Travel

The best time to this trip is from September – April.  Although spring and autumn are Nepal’s popular tourist seasons, a helicopter day trip in the winter guarantees equally clear and mesmerizing views of the mountains. The months of June, July and August are not recommended for this trip as it lies in the monsoon season.

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu Itinerary

1. Pick-up from the hotel and transfer to the TIA domestic terminal at 05.30 a.m.

Around 05.30 a.m. Our company representative will pick you up from the hotel in a private vehicle and transfer you to the domestic airport terminal TIA in Kathmandu for the helicopter flight to ABC.

2. Fly to ABC from Kathmandu's domestic terminal at 6 a.m.

At around 6:00 am, you will get the boarding pass, and then the helicopter will fly to ABC. The flight time is about 40–50 minutes long. During the flight, you will witness the diverse landscapes of Nepal, from cityscapes to Himalayan landscapes, from fertile land to snow-covered mountains, which will bring joyful, blissful, and thrilling experiences for a lifetime memory.

3. exploration of ABC for about half an hour with a Himalayan breakfast at 7 a.m.

After a mesmerizing aerial view of the Langtang range, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and Annapurna massif, which is about an hour’s flight, the helicopter will land at 7:00 a.m. on ABC. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Annapurna range, along with Machhapuchhre and Hiunchuli, from the base camp at 4,130 m elevation. Walk around the base camp, play with the snow, capture photos for memory, and enjoy breakfast with a cup of hot tea on the lap of Annapurna.

4. Fly back to Kathmandu at 7:40 a.m.

After a memorable and blissful moment for about half an hour at base camp, the helicopter will fly back to Kathmandu, retracing the same route. You will get to see a close-up view of mountains, beautiful villages, and dense forests. Flying over soaring mountains creates an adventurous experience that will be a once-in-a-lifetime memory.

5. Arrival at the TIA domestic terminal in Kathmandu at 8:40 a.m.

After a 40–50-minute flight, the helicopter will land at TIA Kathmandu at about 08.40 am.

6. Transfer to the hotel or place of staying

After the helicopter lands, our company representative will transfer you to the hotel or your living place in a private vehicle, waving goodbye.


Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu Cost

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off service in a private vehicle.
  • All the necessary permit fees.
  • Medical kits.
  • Oxygen cylinder in case of emergency.

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu Equipment


Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu Trip Map
Trip Map

Useful Information Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu
Useful Information

  • Exploration of Annapurna base camp and surroundings.
  • Offers to experience the himalayan nature and culture within 2-3 hours.
  • Offers an up-close view of magestic snow-capped mountains, green hills, deep valleys, cascading water falls, and traditional villages from a bird's-eye view.

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu

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