Annapurna base camp helicopter tour from Pokhara

Annapurna base camp helicopter tour from Pokhara

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Pokhara is a popular scenic flight tour in Nepal that offers breathtaking views of the Annapurna mountain range, aerial views of the picturesque city of Pokhara, deep valleys, lush green forests, beautiful villages nestled in mountains, cascading water falls, terraced fields, mountain rugged landscapes, and Himalayan desert landscapes. The tour operates from Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp. It allows travelers to experience the beauty of the Himalayas and the surrounding landscapes from a unique perspective. This magnificent day tour of Annapurna Base Camp has one hour of flight time to and fro and half an hour of excursion at base camp.

A Helicopter Tour to Annapurna Base Camp is the fastest, easiest, and most luxurious way to get to the base of the world's 10th highest mountain, Annapurna I (8,091 m), to enjoy and admire the magnificent views of Machapuchre (6,993 m, Mt. Fishtail), Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna II (7,937 m), and Dhaulagiri (8,167 m) 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, physical condition, or older age. Annapurna Base Camp is a popular destination for most 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 known 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 Pokhara, flying parallel to the northern Himalayan ranges before heading towards the base camp. Covering most of the Himalayas in Annapurna 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 minutes at the base camp, the helicopter flies back to Pokhara to end the tour.

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter tour cost | Pokhara to Annapurna base camp helicopter price

Annapurna base camp helicopter tour cost varies based on your travel origin, destination, and size of the group. Generally, the cost of a heli tour to the Annapurna base camp ranges from USD 1000 to USD 3000 per person. If you start in Pokhara, then the Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp helicopter price will be slightly less expensive than from Kathmandu.

Typically, the helicopter flight to ABC takes about 2 hours from Kathmandu and 1 hour from Pokhara. This time includes both the round-trip flight and excursion time at the base camp as well. A helicopter can accommodate five people at a time, with a maximum weight limit of 500 kg at the base camp. If you are a solo traveler, you can join the group to share the flight cost.

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Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp Distance

The distance from Pokhara to Annapurna base camp is approximately 40 kilometers in straight.  However, it's important to note that the actual distance covered during a helicopter tour to an Annapurna base camp can be longer due to the mountainous terrain and the specific route taken.

Best Time to Annapurna Base Camp by Helicopter

The weather has a significant impact on the Annapurna base camp helicopter ride because the flight is over or parallel to the soaring mountains and the weather can change drastically within an hour in the high Himalayas.

The spring and autumn seasons are often the finest times to take a helicopter tour to Annapurna Base Camp in Nepal. The weather is generally consistent throughout these times, providing clear skies and excellent visibility for a picturesque trip.

Spring Season (March - May)

This is considered one of the best times to visit Annapurna Base Camp. The weather is mild, and the landscape is adorned with blooming rhododendrons and other wildflowers. The skies are usually clear, providing stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

Autumn Season (September - November)

Another popular time for a helicopter tour to Annapurna Base Camp is during the autumn season. The weather is generally dry, and the skies are crystal clear and blue. The temperatures are moderate, and you can enjoy stunning mountain and fall foliage views during this time.


Annapurna base camp helicopter tour from Pokhara Itinerary

1. Pickup from the hotel and transfer to Pokhara airport at 6 a.m.

Around 6:00 am, our company representative will pick you up from the hotel in a private vehicle and transfer you to the domestic airport terminal in Pokhara for the heli-flight to ABC.

2. Fly to ABC (30 minutes) at 06.30 a.m.

Once you arrive at the airport, you will get your boarding pass and proceed through airport security. The airport officer will share guidelines and essential information with you, and then you will get in a helicopter. Around 06.30 am, the helicopter will fly to ABC for about 30 minutes. During the flight, you will witness the diverse landscapes of Nepal, from cityscapes to Himalayan landscapes, from mountain terrain to rugged land to snow-covered mountains, from a bird's-eye view. You will get an up-close view of majestic mountains in the Annapurna region, Kali Gandaki George (the deepest George in the world), a conservation area, and scattered traditional settlements. This is an amazing journey and will be a joyful, blissful, and thrilling experience for a lifetime.

3. Landing at ABC at 7 a.m. and an excursion to ABC (4,130 m) from 7 a.m. to 07.30 a.m. for about half an hour with a Himalayan breakfast

After a thrilling flight for about half an hour, you will get to see the mesmerizing aerial view of Pokhara city, scattered villages, lush green forests, beautiful waterfalls, Himalayan desert land, different landscapes, and close-up views of the Himalayas in the Annapurna massif, the helicopter will land at 7:00 a.m. at ABC. After the helicopter lands, explore the surrounding area for half an hour. Our body can’t adapt to the altitude fluctuation from 1300 m to 4100 m within a short period of time, except for a few hours.

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 and videos for lifetime memories, and enjoy breakfast with a cup of hot tea on the lap of Annapurna.

4. Fly back to Pokhara at 7:30 a.m.

After a memorable and blissful excursion for about half an hour at the base camp, the helicopter will fly back to Pokhara over the mountains, offering one last time magnificent mountain views and green valleys below. 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 is a once-in-a-lifetime memory and is truly worth it.

5. landing at Pokhara Airport at 8 a.m.

After half an hour’s flight, the helicopter will land at 8 a.m. at Pokhara airport. The crew member of the helicopter will help you get a transfer to the terminal at the airport.

6. Drop off at the hotel or place of stay at 08.30 a.m.

Our company representative will transfer you to the hotel or your place of stay in a private vehicle, waving goodbye.

Annapurna base camp helicopter tour from Pokhara 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.
  • Himalayan breakfast at the Tea house in ABC.

Cost Excludes

  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • Medical and life insurance.
  • Meals except breakfast.
  • Personal gears, down jacket, and other equipment cost.

Annapurna base camp helicopter tour from Pokhara Equipment


  • A small day bag with a passport, camera, and mobiles.
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, and lip balm
  • Woolen hat, scarf, and gloves (winter season).
  • Down jacket, windproof trousers, normal sports shoes, woolen shocks.
  • Hot water bottle, light snacks, energy bars, and dry nuts.

Useful Information Annapurna base camp helicopter tour from Pokhara
Useful Information

  • Lifelong experiences to get a bird's eye view of diverse landscapes, from city landscapes to Himalayan landscapes, deep valleys, lush green forests, beautiful waterfalls, traditional villages, terraced farm fields, and rugged mountain land.
  • The fastest and easiest way to get on the lap of the pristine, snow-covered Himalayas
  • This tour has no age limit and no physical fitness requirements.
  • An up-close view of the Annapurna Himalaya ranges from Annapurna base camp at 4,130 m.
  • Season and weather are factors that affect landing time. 

  • The best times for an Annapurna base camp helicopter tour are autumn and spring, even though it is possible throughout the year.



Annapurna base camp helicopter tour from Pokhara

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