Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour operates from the beautiful city at Pokhara airport, due to its closeness to the mountains of Annapurna Himalaya. One of the greatest thrills flying high above the verdant valley of Pokhara, with tiers of green hills that surround, within the close backdrop of massive Annapurna Mountain range located towards the north. Annapurna and other range of high snow-peaks can be viewed from Pokhara itself, with majestic Mt. Machhapuchare popularly known as ‘Fish-Tail’ due to its twin summit top.
The other charm of Pokhara, it’s the beauty of Annapurna massive peaks that reflects on its serene Fewa and Begnas Lakes. Pokhara one of the leading and renowned tourist haven, where our enchanting Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour begins and ends. Early morning is the best time of seasons, will be most favorable to enjoy Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour weather-wise. For super views and panorama of Nepal Mid-West and its beautiful country landscapes, adorned with high massif snow mountain range. An amazing flight of less than an hour to reach the base of the world's highest mountains from Pokhara. Mt. Annapurna stands as the world's tenth highest at 8,091 m and 26, 545 feet. Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour, covers an aeronautical distance of 40 km / 25 miles, the shortest, swiftest flight in all Himalaya range. As well the fastest way to be on the very foot of towering mountain range, where trek takes nearly a week to do the round trip.
Annapurna Heli Tour takes off from Pokhara flying high over the valley and rolling green hills, covered in beautiful rhododendron and pine forest. As flight progress heading high above mountain villages, following a Modi River up to its glacial source at Annapurna Base Camp. Located at the western end of the magnificent sanctuary and on the very foot of Mt. Annapurna-I, enclosed by the array of high peaks.
Annapurna base camp at 4,130 m / 13,550 feet high, truly a heaven on earth encircled by a range of snow-mountains. Stopping for a while to enjoy the views and having a warm cup of coffee/tea. The one and only base camp in the whole Himalaya with facilities of a lovely lodge, that serves as restaurants for visitors.
After a glorious moment, as per the pilot decision board in a chopper for return journey back to Pokhara. On the way back, time permitting and weather-wise might make a short stop on mountain villages. A great opportunity to catch glimpse of local culture of age-old tradition, at Chomrong or Ghandruk largest Gurung villages around the Annapurna range. Which is also a starting and ending point to Annapurna Base Camp Trek and other adventure destinations. Finally, our great and marvelous Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour completes on reaching back at lovely Pokhara city airport.
‘Fly into scenic sanctuary guarded by an amphitheater of high snow peaks’
Short and very scenic flights to the base of the world tenth highest Mt. Annapurna
Glamorous scenery surrounded by high stunning peaks of Annapurna Himalaya
Unique biodiversity from lush green hills to arctic landscapes of ice and glaciers
Refreshing stops at Annapurna base camp in the comfort of nice lodge restaurants
Grand views of world’s highest peaks Annapurna, Dhaulagiri to Mt. Manaslu
Trip Profile of Annapurna base camp helicopter tour:
Flight Duration: Minimum 1 hour to Maximum 2 hours with shortstops.
Location: Nepal North Mid-West around Gandaki Zone. Latitude 28.5300° N, and Longitude 83.8780° E
Possible stops: At Base Camp, time permitting at Chomrong / Ghandruk.
Aerial Distance: 40 km air distance north of Pokhara airport and the city.
Local Culture: Around Annapurna region populated by the famous Gurung Hill tribe interwoven to Buddhism with fascinating colorful culture and custom.
Helicopter Model: AS 350 B series of helicopters of Euro-Copter, France popular all over the world and Ecureuil model or similar.
Fail-Safe Design, Comfortable Seating Arrangements, maximum 5 seats excluding Pilot, Suitable for all types of helicopter missions and can fly up to an altitude of above 5,000 m or 16,000 feet high.
Day 1 : Fly to Annapurna base camp
At 5: 30 or 6 a.m.
As usual early morning a great time for a Helicopter flight to catch the best panorama of the Himalaya Mountain range, depart from the hotel where our guide or staff transfer you to Pokhara airport of 10-15 minutes drives from your hotel, near Phewa Lakeside. On entering the airport terminal, after checking in and going through security then walk to where a helicopter is parked, the Captain / Pilot welcomes you on board, as you take your seat and get ready for the flight to Annapurna Base Camp.
Soon, the chopper leaves the ground heading straight north flying high facing views of Pokhara city, its beautiful valley and surrounding green hills dotted with many farm villages and neat rows of terraces.
The pilot will announce the name of peaks, as you get closer towards Annapurna Himalaya range with majestic views of Machhapuchare Himal the famous Fish-Tail, and adjoining high mountains. The chopper, makes its way through hills, valley and follows the Modi-River River upstream to enter spectacular Annapurna Sanctuary and at base camp, a place close to Annapurna-I with some good lodge to serve travelers.
At base camp, enjoy the mountain views with a refreshing cup of hot drinks, after a glorious moment, as per pilot advice board in back to your seat for the return flight back to Pokhara. Time permitting and weather-wise in the late morning hours our pilot might land at mountain villages either in Chomrong or Ghandruk where Heli-Pad available. Enjoy a short visit around the villages and catch glimpse of local immense culture of Gurung of ancient heritage and traditional farm life.
Completing a short visit around farm hill villages, scenic air-ride continues till you land at Pokhara airport, and then transfer to your hotel. After a wonderful morning adventure on Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour.