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Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Trip Description

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter tour package is an exploratory tour in the remote area of the snow-capped Himalayas region of Annapurna.

Annapurna Base Camp is in the lap of the world’s 10th tallest mountain. Each year more than 20,000 trekkers in Nepal trek the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek’s duration is from 12-14 days and is a medium trek. But if you want to save time and wish to go there without any troubles you can go for the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour.

Mt. Mt. Fishtail is a virgin mountain and a source of water in Pokhara Phewa Lake. You will fly above the deepest gorge of Kaligandaki in the world. Annapurna region is also one of Nepal’s best-walking destinations.

You can witness the beautiful views of Mt. Annapurna, Annapurna South, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mount Manaslu, and Mt. Fishtail and also beautiful oak and rhododendron forest.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek facts

  • Annapurna Base Camp trekking is trekking to the base camp of the Annapurna South.
  • Annapurna Base Camp trekking presents trekkers a chance to view the 10th highest mountain in the world, the Annapurna I.
  • The Annapurna Base Camp presents the 360panorama of stunning mountains in the Annapurna region that include, Machhapuchhre (6993m), Annapurna III (7555M), Gangapurna (7454m), Singu Chuli (6501m), Annpurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m) and Hiunchuli (6441m).
  • During the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, trekkers can enjoy two base camps – a) Annapurna Base Camp and b) Machhapuchhre Base Camp.
  • Trekkers can either directly go to the Annapurna Base Camp or take a detour to Ghorepani- Poon Hill or Ghandrunk or both. Nevertheless, all these trails coincide at Chhomrong and further lead to the base camp.
  • If trekkers choose to take a detour to Ghorepani-Poon Hill, then trekkers can enjoy the second famous view point after Kala Patthar in the Khumbu region, the Poon Hill. The view of Machhapuchhre (6993M), Hiunchuli (6441m), Annapurna South (7219m), Baraha Sikhar (FANG) (7647M), Nilgiri South (6839M), Tukuche (6920m) and Dhaulagiri (8167m) are magnificent.
  • The entire area is inhabited by people, which offers a great opportunity for trekkers enjoy unique teahouse trekking.
  • During the trekking season, the trail gets very crowded, therefore, this trail is not recommended for trekkers seeking solitude.

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter tour Routes:

Unlike other Helicopter tours in Nepal Annapurna Helicopter Tour has two different routes:

  1. Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour From Kathmandu

The flight directly takes place from Kathmandu and is the fastest route if you have less time. You will have the privilege to fly over beautiful landscapes like the ethnical villages of Nepal.

The total flight time is 2 hours and you’ll be given a time of 20-25 minutes to land for tea/breakfast and to take pictures. You cannot stay there for more than 20 minutes because you have not been acclimated properly. This can cause serious health issues.

  1. Annapurna Base  Camp Helicopter Tour From Pokhara

You will fly over the Annapurna Massif when you take this route. The maximum duration of this flight is 1.5 hours and you’ll be allowed to stay at Annapurna Base Camp for about 15 minutes to 30 minutes.


Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour Cost / Price / fare 2020:

  • Up to 3 Pax: 2100 US$ (per group)
  • Up to 3-5 Pax: 2900 US$ (Per group)
  • US$ 500 for sharing basis

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour  Highlights

The highlights of this trip are as follows :

  • You get to fly over beautiful mountains and deepest Kaligandaki gorge
  • Spectacular views of Mt. Annapurna, Annapurna South, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mount Manaslu, and Mt. Fishtail
  • Views of beautiful oak and rhododendron forest


Outline Itinerary from Pokhara

  • 8:00 AM – Pokhara airport to Annapurna Base Camp
  • 8:30 AM – Annapurna Base Camp
  • 9:00 AM – Back to Pokhara
  • 9:30 AM – Land at Pokhara

6 days Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01 Arrival at Kathmandu

  • Day 02 Sightseeing in Kathmandu

  • Day 03 Drive to Pokhara (5-6 hours)

  • Day 04 Flight to Annapurna Base Camp

  • Day 05 Fly back to kathmandu

  • Day 6 Departure

What's Included ?

  • From Your hotel to airport and airport to Hotel ground transportation.
  • 3 Nights 3 stars Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu with a private vehicle and a guide
  • From Kathmandu to Pokhara by privet vehicle.
  • 3 days Breakfast at Kathmandu.
  • 2 nights 3 stars Hotel stay in Pokhara Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast.
  • Helicopter fare
  • Pokhara sightseeing by private vehicle and guide
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu Plane fair

What is not included ?

  • lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara entry fee
  • Tips provided to the guide

6 days Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu

After you land in the Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative of Joyful Trekking will greet you and pick you up and drop you at the hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

We tour the following heritage sites in Kathmandu :

  • Durbar Square
  • Pashupatinath temple
  • Swayambhunath stupa
  • Bouddhanath stupa

Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (5-6 hours)

We drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu after a early breakfast at the hotel. The road is as smooth as butter and is as safe as any other roads in Kathmandu.

After we reach the hotel, we take a refreshment break. Then we take a short walk around Phewa Lake.

Day 04: Flight to Annapurna Base Camp

After having breakfast at the hotel, we take a car drive to Pokhara Airport from where we board our Helicopter flight. It takes 30 minutes – 45 minutes for the total round trip and we fly back to Pokhara.

After we’ve reached the airport , we take a tour of famous places in Pokhara like :

  • David’s falls
  • Gupteshor Temple
  • Bindabasini Temple
  • Seti River suspences Bridge

Day 05: Fly back to kathmandu

After having a great breakfast at Pokhara, we get to the Pokhara Airport and fly back to Kathmandu.

This is a rest day and you are free to do anything and go anywhere in Kathmandu.

Overnight at the hotel

Day 6: Departure

This is the end of the fun trip. We head towards the tribhuvan International Airport to catch our flight.

We have prepared the trip departure dates in small groups departure for group fun and enjoyment trekking. Our group size start from 2 peoples (Even for solo travelers, we organize single trip on supplement cost of US$- 200 additional) and maximum group size will be 8-10 travelers. But in general, our every date will have small groups of 4- 6 peoples, which is good group size for safe and flexible & comfortable trekking. We have listed our group departure dates based on every season as below.

Start Date Availability Trip Cost Booking
2024-07-17 Guaranteed USD 700 Book Now

How Long Does It Take To Reach The Pass From Pokhara Airport?

Annapurna Base Camp Tour By Helicopter from Pokhara, you will be given 15 mins – 30 mins of time at Annapurna base camp helicopter tour with landing from Pokhara for a schedule of a tea/breakfast break. Holding on longer could be a seriously high altitude threat.

This tour will take the total time of 1 hour 20 minutes. Annapurna base camp Heli tour starts from Pokhara and ends at Pokhara.

USD 700

per person (All inclusive price)
best price guaranteed

Trip At Glance

Activities helicopter tour
Destination Nepal
Difficulty Easy
Max Elevation 4,130m
Transport Helicopter
Group Size 1+
Best Season February, March, April, and May whereas September, October, November, and December
Trip Start Pokhara
Trip End Pokhara

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