Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour
Annapurna Base Camp by helicopter is the shortest as well as the easiest way to visit Annapurna Base Camp. Annapurna Base Camp is the foothill of Mount Annapurna (8091m), one of the world’s most beautiful Himalayan Peak. It is located at an altitude of 4,130 meters from sea level.
Annapurna Base Camp is like a sanctuary. It is bounded by the ring of different Himalayan peaks like Annapurna I (8091m) ranked 10th highest mountain in the world, Annapurna II (7937 m), Annapurna III (7555 m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Gangapurna (7455 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Lachenal Peak (7140 m), Machhapuchchhre (6993 m) and Hiunchuli (6441 m).
The Annapurna Base Camp is also believed to be the home of several gods and goddess. For this reason, the local Gurung people forbade anyone from bringing eggs or meat into the Annapurna base camp. Annapurna Helicopter tour is probably the best choice of the people who intend to be in Annapurna base camp without going on weekly long trekking.
The helicopter tour of Annapurna Base Camp starts from Pokhara airport and also ends in the same airport. Pokhara is one of the most beautiful valleys in Nepal. The major attractions of Pokhara are lakes, caves, waterfall, river gorge, and panoramic Himalayan views. Pokhara is also the gateway for Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Poon Hill Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, Mustang trek. Here, various type of adventure activities is available like Paragliding, Zip Flyer, Ultralight flights, Bunjee Jump, kayaking and rafting.
For Annapurna Base Camp, the helicopter takes off from Pokhara airport leading you to the northern direction. It is very exciting looking down dense green forest, beautiful villages, rivers, hills and terrains. Sooner you approach outstanding snow-capped Himalayan peaks of Annapurna mountain range. Your helicopter lands at the helipad of Annapurna Base camp. You spend half an hour there to roaming around and take beautiful pictures of the Annapurna Mountains and its nearby landscape. After that, you fly back to Pokhara.
Itinerary of Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour
6:00 AM: Pick up you from the hotel where you are staying in Pokhara to transfer Pokhara airport.
6:30 AM: Boarding to the Helicopter and fly to Annapurna Base Camp.
6:45 AM: Helicopter Land at Annapurna Base Camp. You will have 30 minutes time to explore Annapurna Base Camp and take panoramic pictures.
7:15 AM: Fly back to Pokhara Airport. Reach Pokhara Airport around 7:30 AM. Our car drops you to your Pokhara Hotel.
Price of Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour:
USD 350 PER PERSON on joining basis.
• The above cost includes airport pick up & drop in Pokhara and ABC helicopter tour service.
• The above mentioned is normal timing. If any changes, we will inform you one day before.
• We also provide services of Kathmandu-Pokhara flight booking/ car rental/tourist bus booking, hotel booking in Pokhara, sightseeing in Pokhara, guide service in Pokhara, etc at an additional cost.
Pack List for Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour
• Good Camera
• Warm Clothing
• Sun Hat
• Sunscreens and lip balms
• Day backpack with snacks, chocolates
• Bottled water/ beverage drink