Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter tour is the best one-day Nepal tour packages for those travelers who are really time-bound. This Nepal helicopter tour takes to the locality of Annapurna Massif and Dhaulagiri Massif accompanied by myriad of other snowy peaks.Annapurna helicopter ride gives you the opportunity to have the panoramic view of the wonderful landscapes, ethnic villages, forests and rivers-rivulets. The majestic overview of Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Hiunchuli enriches your lifelong memories of Nepalese Himalayas.
Flight to Annapurna mountain is available for the people from different walks of life: from a child to a senior citizen. Even if you have some physically challenged conditions, you can experience the amazing Annapurna region equipped with serene beauty. You can hardly spend more than 30 minutes at Annapurna Base Camp (ABC)as there’s high chance for altitude sickness. During your stay, you can relish the picturesque outlook of Annapurna Massif, Mt. Fishtail (Machhapuchhre) and other peaks.
Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter tour is the most reliable alternative to Annapurna Base Camp trekking which takes about a week. Trekking to ABC needs certain conditions like physical fitness, a good deal of stamina, adjustment with altitude, etc. If you are not mentally prepared and physically strong, your ABC dream will remain just a dream! But ABC heli tour facilitates you with the lifelong memories of Annapurna Sanctuary, mixed-community villages and soothing sight of the snowy mountains.
Pokhara Annapurna Base Camp tour in helicopter needs about an hour whereas Kathmandu ABC heli tour requires two hours. The smiling peaks like Gangapurna, Tare Kang, Singu Chuli, Khangsar Kang and Mardi Himal, all wrapped with silvery snow-coat welcome you to their neighbourhood! Capturing some photographs at the height of 4,130m with the smiling peaks on the background is undoubtedly a lifelong experience. You can have breakfast or tea/coffee at Annapurna Base Camp as the most important event in your whole life!
How We Operate ABC Helicopter Tour?
To experience the fabulous Annapurna region rich in natural gifts and cultural varieties, you can fly either from Kathmandu or Pokhara. Pokhara Annapurna Base Camp flight with landing takes only about 15 minutes because the air distance between them is just 35 kilometers. While flying to ABC from Pokhara, you can have the mesmerizing sight of the lakes, natural waterfalls, and pristine valleys. Along with the mountain view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, you can have a distant view of the snowy peaks of Manaslu region.
The helicopter tour from Kathmandu to ABC takes nearly 45 minutes as their air distance is about 169 kilometers. Kathmandu ABC heli tour is also really remarkable as you can have the spectacular view of the Kathmandu valley. The snow-clad mountains of Manaslu region, farmland cultivated with different crops, the rivers basins and trade centers are just amazing! The in-flight scenery of the Pokhara valley filled with numerous lakes and the glittering snowy peaks really please you most.
Best Time for ABC Air Tour:
Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour can be organized throughout the year although sometimes it’s difficult due to unfavorable weather condition. ABC flight is the most appropriate in the morning time in the fine days as the weather may quickly change. The best time for ABC Air Tour is spring and autumn as there is less possibility of poor visibility and other hurdles. The view of the snowcapped peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges are superb in spring and autumn seasons. Nothing interrupts the 360-degree panoramic view of the surrounding from Annapurna Base Camp in these seasons.
Rainy and winter seasons are not as favourable for ABC Heli Tour as spring and autumn seasons due to the changing weather. In rainy season (June & July) is full of heavy rainfall, thunderstorm and fog causing poor visibility in the Annapurna region. Similarly, in winter season, the heavy snowfall may sometimes disturb the landing of the helicopter in the base camp. Even snowfall, fog and mist cause poor view of the snowcapped mountains which means incomplete helicopter tour to Annapurna Base Camp!
Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour Itinerary:
Pokhara Annapurna Heli tour:
- 07:00 am: Drive from your hotel to Pokhara Airport
- 07:30 am: Checked in and begin the journey to ABC
- 8:00 am: Breakfast at Annapurna Base Camp by enjoying the spellbinding scenery
- 8:30 am: Retreat flight to PokharaAirport
- 9:00 am: Drive back to your hotel
Kathmandu Annapurna Heli tour:
- 07:00 am: Drive from your hotel to Kathmandu Airport
- 07:30 am: Checked in and begin the journey to ABC
- 08:15 am: Breakfast at Annapurna Base Camp by enjoying the spellbinding scenery
- 08:45 am: Retreat flight to KathmanduAirport
- 09:30 am: Drive back to your hotel
ABC Heli Tour Cost:
A helicopter can accommodate maximum 6 persons in a single board while Annapurna Base Camp tour flight. Pokhara ABC Helicopter tour cost for an individual tourist is USD 500 equaling to USD 3,000. If you have to charter a helicopter from Pokhara, you have to pay USD 2,000 after all.
To find a group sharing a single helicopter to Annapurna Base Camp is not quite possible. You have to pay USD 4,000 for a chartered helicopter from the Kathmandu Airport. If you have your own group, the total amount can be divided equally among the members.
Must-pack Things’ List for ABC Heli Tour:
- Wind/waterproof down jacket, trouser
- Warm hat
- Base Layers
- Fleece jacket
- Gloves, thermal socks, and inners
- Camera with extra batteries
- A bottle of Water
- Light snacks
Why Book with Orbit Alpine Adventure?
- Recommended by the clients for the best services.
- Easy procedure for booking and cancellation (if any) facilities.
- “Clients’ Satisfaction is Our Motto!”
- Most reasonable tour cost without any other burden to the clients.
- Equal priority for private and group booking.
- Customized tour packages available.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
1. What is Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour?
It is the shortest Nepal day tour in helicopter to explore the fabulous Annapurna region that is famous for Annapurna Massif. It facilitates you to have the aerial view of Pokhara and its surrounding including the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Wonderful landscapes, ethnic villages, lush valleys and cultivated farmlands are the rewards of this day tour package in Nepal.
2. Why is ABC Heli Tour popular?
There are many reasons for ABC Heli Tour being popular like snowcapped peaks, diverse landscapes, hidden valleys and scattered villages. ABC Heli Tour with landing reaches the elevation of 4,130m flying just for 15 minutes from Pokhara. The base camp lets you have a 360-degree view of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Machhapuchhre and other peaks while enjoying the sip of tea/coffee. You can book a flight from Kathmandu to visit Annapurna Base Camp and return enjoying the enchanting sight in two hours. It can be experienced throughout the year except some unfavourable circumstances created by the weather.
3. How can I book Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour?
There are hundreds of trekking agencies in Nepal which are organizing Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour all around the year. Among them, Orbit Alpine Adventure is one doing the same Nepal tour package at the most reasonable cost. You can customize this tour package by consulting with: www.orbitalpineadventure.com.
4. Do I need to hire a guide for ABC Heli Tour?
It is not mandatory to hire a guide for ABC Heli Tour but Orbit Alpine Adventure manages one on your request. A helicopter tour guide gives you all information about the important natural and cultural sites you see during the flight. If you want to minimize your ABC Heli Tour cost, the pilot of the helicopter gives you all information. The pilot operating your flight is highly knowledgeable about the sites seen during the flight.
5. Can I book a private flight for ABC Helicopter Tour?
Yes, of course, you can book a private flight for ABC Helicopter Tour from both Kathmandu and Pokhara. However, the cost of private flight is higher than the amount you have to pay dividing in a group. If you charter a helicopter from Kathmandu, you have to pay USD 4,000 while from Pokhara USD 2,000. From Pokhara, you find group sharing facility whereas from Kathmandu, it is less possible unless you have your own group.
6. Is Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour safe?
Indeed, it is cent per cent safe because if the weather is not supportive for flight, the helicopter is not taken off. The flight duration is also very short and low flight height. At the base camp the helicopter doesn’t stop for more than 30 minutes as there is AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) or altitude sickness.
7. Can I meet the local people during ABC Air Tour?
Sure, you can meet the local people during on-ground time at the base camp. Most of the local people are running some teahouses for serving the tourists who visit Annapurna region. You can talk with them and know about the topic of your interest except the things socially unacceptable. While having tea/coffee or breakfast, you can befriend them to enjoy their nature to consider the “Guests as Gods”.
8. Can everyone do ABC Helicopter Tour?
The most important benefit of ABC Helicopter Tour is that everyone: from a child to an elderly person, can do it. Even if you lack physical ability to measure the ABC trek, you can experience the magnificence of this Helicopter Tour in Nepal. It is designed especially for those who have time shortage and physical challenges but still want to see the magical Annapurna region.
9. Why is ABC Heli tour more expensive from Kathmandu than from Pokhara?
The sole reason for being Kathmandu Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour more expensive than Pokhara ABC Heli tour is the duration of flight. As Kathmandu lies farther than Pokhara from ABC, you have to pay higher cost for booking a helicopter. You must pay double of Pokhara ABC Heli Tour cost that is USD 2,000 to find the helicopter from Kathmandu.
10. Can I book Annapurna Helicopter Tour without landing at the base camp?
Yes, you can find this facility as well for which you can contact: www.orbitalpineadventure.com or call at +977,9851144521.