Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

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1 Pax. US$ 2840 P/P
2-4 Pax. US$ 1420 P/P
5-7 Pax. US$ 1400 P/P
8-10 Pax. US$ 1370 P/P
11-14 Pax. US$ 1350 P/P
Over 15 Pax. US$ 1080 P/P
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Trip Duration

6 Days

Nature of Trip

Helicopter Tour

Maximum Altitude

4130m ABC

Difficulty Grade

Easy

Start & End Point

Kathmandu/Kathmandu

Best Seasons

Mar-June, Sep-Dec

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Transportation

Car

Accommodation

Hotel

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour Highlights

  • Overfly the snow-peaked mountains and deepest gorge, Kali Gandaki gorge
  • Spectacular Himalaya view of Mount Annapurna, Mount Macchapuchhre (Fishtail), Mount Manaslu, and Mt.Dhaulagiri
  • Fly over rhododendron and oak forest with a bird’s gaze
  • unique perspective of the Annapurna region from the comfort of a helicopter’s seat
  • Mesmerizing sight of glaciers and ice formations
  • an extraordinary opportunity to observe the diverse ecosystems below
  • Landing at the Annapurna Base Camp, where numerous towering peaks cover

Overview of Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour is a compelling experience and a unique way to witness the beauty of Nepal’s Himalayas. Located at 4130m/ 13549 ft above sea level in the heart of the Annapurna Sanctuary, Annapurna Base Camp is a prominent Heli tour destination in Nepal.

Annapurna Base Camp lies within the Annapurna Conservation area in the Kaski district in the Gandaki province of Nepal. A helicopter tour generally takes one hour to go around from Pokhara. However, Boundless Adventure allows you to explore the beauty of the Annapurna region quickly and comfortably through a helicopter tour.

The helicopter tour to Annapurna is ideal for visitors who want to appreciate the beauty of the world’s renowned trekking destination but have limited time. The tour also lets visitors experience how it feels to stand at an elevation of 4130m surrounded by mountain peaks without engaging in any physical excursion. The famous and alternative route to fly over the Annapurna Conservation area suits visitors with every age group, making it the ideal choice for a family vacation in Nepal’s Himalayas.

Boundless Adventure arranges an Annapurna base camp helicopter tour to fulfill the tourist’s desire to conveniently experience the Annapurna region’s majesty. We operate tours in a B350 helicopter and Euro copter B350 with four-bladed rotors from Pokhara and Kathmandu.

Kathmandu and Pokhara will provide the Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour. Please note that a maximum of 5 people can ride at once. The tour is surrounded by several high mountains of the Annapurna region, the deepest gorge, a conservation area, and scattered traditional ethnic settlements.

Annapurna Region is a naturally prosperous landscape in the western part of Nepal. An exciting helicopter trip to Annapurna is a beautiful view of Mt. Annapurna, Annapurna South, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mount Manaslu, Mt. Fishtail, and several White climbing peaks.

If you are considering a Helicopter tour of Annapurna Base Camp, contact us now for the price, Itinerary, and Cost details for 2024 and 2025. The operators’ mobile and WhatsApp numbers are +977 9851033819.

The Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter tour package is an exploratory trip in the remote zone of the Annapurna region of the snow-peaked Himalayas. Mt. Fishtail is the virgin mountain and water source in the Phewa Lake of Pokhara. Also, we can fly along the Kaligandaki, the deepest gorge in the world.

The Annapurna region is also one of the best trekking destinations in Nepal. It covers the central trekking area: short trekking, long trekking in the Annapurna Circuit, Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Family Trekking, and pilgrimage trekking.

The Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter tour starts in Kathmandu and Pokhara. We can arrange from Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp to Pokhara within 45 minutes.

It is a fabulous holiday trip in a limited time and is suitable for those without time to travel to Nepal. Please contact us for more details about the Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour service.


Best Season to Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Annapurna Base Camp is like a bowl. It is cloudy during the day and afternoon but clears early every day. We operate a helicopter tour to Annapurna Base Camp in the two best seasons of the year.

  1. The best touring season starts in March and ends in the middle of June.
  2. Another great helicopter tour season starts in September and runs to the middle of December.

Not recommended touring seasons

1) We are not recommended during the Monsoon sessions from Kathmandu and Pokhara

2) The weather from January to the end of February is also not the best, and it is better not to travel by helicopter.

We provide two routes and costs for the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour.

  1. From Kathmandu to Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour
    The Helicopter tour is one hour from Pokhara. Of course, the cost is higher due to the long distance. But you can experience unforgettable scenery and landscapes in Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang Himalayan range.
  2. From Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour

A helicopter tour from Pokhara

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter tour from Pokhara is slightly shorter than from the Capital. Of course, you can have a magnificent view of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Fishtail, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and many unknown peaks below 6,500 meters from sea level.

Regarding the cost and price, you may contact us directly by email or WhatsApp, depending on availability, at any time. WhatsApp numbers are +977-9851033819

Note: Both options are available for sharing with others during the seasons only, even though you are solo. However, total charter flights are available at any time upon your request. Let us know about the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter tour from Pokhara and Kathmandu. Similarly, the Annapurna Base Camp is listed in the Annapurna Conservation Area of Nepal.

Itinerary of Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Going to Annapurna Base Camp by helicopter takes a one-hour round trip from Pokhara. Infect, we will also provide you with a Helicopter service from Kathmandu. From Kathmandu to Annapurna Base Camp, it takes 2.5 hours.

However, March to June and September to December are the best times to go on a helicopter tour to Annapurna. Up to five people can fly together at the cone.

We can provide you with a share with other people and pick you up from Annapurna Base Camp during the main seasons. Please check out the following itinerary of the Annapurna helicopter tour and contact us at your convenience.

Note: The itinerary can change due to technical issues and weather in the states where we land at the Annapurna Base Camp. We’ll overfly at the Annapurna Base Camp and land at the Mardi Himal Base Camp, but the time might be longer. Similarly, during the sessions, We will pick up from Machhapurche and Annapurna Base camp daily.

Day
01

Day: 01 Arrival in Kathmandu (1,380m/4,428ft)

Car

15 m

Overnight

Kathmandu

After landing at the Tribhuwan International Airport, we will be greeted by a representative of Boundless Adventure, who will drop us off at our hotel. We will check-in, freshen up, and rest. In the evening, Boundless Adventure will host a welcome dinner. Overnight in the Hotel. Dinner on your own.

The runway of Nepal international airport.
The runway of Nepal International Airport.
Day
02

Day: 02 Sightseeing in Kathmandu.

Car

6 hours

Overnight

Kathmandu

Food

Breakfast

Accommodation

Hotel

Today, we are starting sightseeing from Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa, and Bouddhanath stupa, all world heritage sites. Durbar Square sheds light on the life of the royals in ancient times, and Pashupatinath temple is one of the most important places of pilgrimage for all Hindus.

Swayambhunath is also known as the Monkey Temple, and Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world. We are introduced to our fellow participants at noon and discuss our trip to Boundless Adventure’s office. We then overnight in Kathmandu.

Bouddha Nath Stupa in Kathmandu
Bouddha Nath Stupa in Kathmandu
Day
03

Day: 03 Drive to Pokhara

Car

5 hours

Overnight

Pokhara

Food

Breakfast, Lunch Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel

Drive to Pokhara by car/jeep after a warm breakfast at the Hotel in Kathmandu. It will be a scenic highway. It is a 200 Km drive west of Kathmandu. This is a safe drive through the Himalayas’ foothills and the river’s bank. Road transportation has dramatically improved in recent years.

While getting into Pokhara, refresh in the Hotel and take a short walk around Phewa Lake. Have Dinner and Overnight at the Hotel. Breakfast in Kathmandu, lunch on the way, and dinner in Pokhara are included.

View from Pokhara
View from Pokhara tour.
Day
04

Day: 04 Fly to Annapurna Base Camp and Pokhara Overnight.

Helicopter

1 hour

Overnight

Pokhara

Food

Breakfast, Lunch Dinner

Accommodation

Hotel

A car will pick you up from your Hotel (If your Hotel is in Lakeside Only) in the early morning and drive you to Pokhara airport; after 30 minutes, you will fly to the Scenic Himalayas and Annapurna Base Camp. It will take 15 minutes to get to Annapurna Base Camp, and you will have another 30 minutes for grounding and another 15 minutes to fly back to Pokhara airport after enjoying the scenic Annapurna Himalayan range.

Our Car will be at Pokhara airport until you return; he will drop you off at your Hotel for Breakfast. After breakfast, you may Start sightseeing around Pokhara at David’s Falls, Gupteshor Temple, Bindabasini Temple, and Seti River Suspences Bridge. After your tour, have lunch at the hotel and have a free day overnight.

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter tour
Nepal Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter tour
Day
05

Day: 05 Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu, Overnight

Flight

20m

Overnight

Kathmandu

Accommodation

Hotel

Have a warm breakfast in the Hotel of Pokhara and have free time. Around 10 AM, leave the hotel at the airport in Pokhara to fly into Kathmandu. It is another 20 minutes to fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Pick up from Kathmandu airport and drop off at your hotel, and you will be free. Have Lunch and dinner on your own in Kathmandu. Overnight at the Hotel in Kathmandu.

Airport in Pokhara
Pokhara airport
Day
06

Day: 06 Departure to International Airport.

Car

15 minutes

Overnight

Kathmandu

Today is almost the last hour in Kathmandu. Have a warm breakfast at the hotel, and we will depart for the international airport by car, but if you are flying in the evening, the check-out time is noon, so you need to let us know earlier.

Included meals: Breakfast at Hotel

Airport of Kathmandu
Nepal international airport

Note: We are locals in Nepal and are trying to show you around. If you have time in Nepal, you can visit several more places. Chitwan National Park is famous for one-horn Rhinos, Bengal Tigers, and Mountain Everest flights by plane.

What's Included?

  • Pick up and drop off at the International and Domestic airport.
  • 2 Night 3 stars Hotel in Pokhara (Options)
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu with a Car and A guide.
  • From Kathmandu to Pokhara by private vehicle.
  • From Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp and back to Pokhara by Helicopter
  • Pokhara sightseeing by Car and Guide
  • From Pokhara to Kathmandu by plane tickets.
  • From Your Holte (Lakeside) to Pokhara Airport by car/van.
  • Breakfast in Pokhara.

What's Excluded?

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Hard and soft drinks.
  • The entry fee in Kathmandu and Pokhara while you are sightseeing.
  • Donation and Tips.
  • The extra activities Hotel in Kathmandu.

Essential Information - Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Cost of the EBC Heli Tour from Kathmandu and Pokhara

The cost of the Annapurna Helicopter tour is subjective and varies depending on various factors. One of the significant factors that cause the cost of an ABC heli tour is whether the flight is shared or private. If travelers take a shared helicopter, the cost will be less; if they prefer private, the cost will be higher. Secondly, the flight duration also determines the helicopter tour cost to Annapurna Base Camp. Generally, the tour involves one to two hours for a round trip to the Annapurna region, but the cost will be higher if visitors want to extend the flight time. Thirdly, customization of a journey with adding a side trip affects the cost of a heli tour to Annapurna.

Furthermore, the size of the group significantly affects the cost of the Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour. Boundless Adventure offers an exclusive group discount for the helicopter tour to Annapurna. However, the price ranges from US$1080 to US$2840/ Every Five people.  Contact us today to get an exclusive group discount via WhatsApp at +977 9851033819.

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu is one of the easiest ways to experience the beauty of the Annapurna region. The helicopter to Annapurna Base Camp takes off from Kathmandu’s domestic airport. Sitting in a comfortable seat at the large window side, visitors fly towards the destination, ABC. As the helicopter takes off and flies for a while, the crowded view of the city of Kathmandu with big buildings changes into green hills and snow-capped peaks.

Within 45 minutes, visitors land at the Annapurna Base Camp. Upon landing, they are surrounded by magnificent mountain peaks. The panorama of the Annapurna ranges will appeal to visitors’ eyes. The ground landing will be for 30 minutes; on those 30-minute travels, one can celebrate their success and appreciate the beauty of the Annapurna Base Camp and its surroundings.

After immersing for 30 minutes in the tranquil environment of Annapurna Base Camp, the helicopter returns to Kathmandu. The helicopter tour to Annapurna Base Camp from Kathmandu will be a never-to-be-forgotten experience in Nepal’s Himalayas in a luxurious way.

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter tour from Pokhara

Pokhara is another city where visitors can take a helicopter tour of Annapurna Base Camp. Known as the gateway to the Annapurna region, Pokhara is the ideal destination to take the ABC helicopter tour. The Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour is a comfortable and stress-free way to experience the gloriousness of the Annapurna region.

The helicopter to Annapurna Base Camp takes off from the Pokhara airport. As the helicopter takes off, sightseers can see the beauty of Pokhara with a bird’s eye. As the helicopter flies, the view moves from the Lake and buildings to stunning green hills and mountainous terrain. Within 15 minutes of the flight, the aircraft lands at the Annapurna Base Camp from Pokhara.

Upon landing at Annapurna Base Camp, visitors can appreciate the area’s beauty and snow-capped peaks. The helicopter will land for 30 minutes at the base Camp. From the base camp, visitors can appeal to their eyes with a view of Mount Annapurna, Mt.Annapurna South, Mount Manaslu, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Fishtail, and other stunning mountains.

After travelers appreciate the beauty of the Annapurna region, the flight returns to Pokhara by offering a view of the Annapurna region on the return flight. It is a one-hour helicopter tour on a round trip from Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp.

Number of pax for helicopter tour to Annapurna

Boundless Adventure operates a B350 helicopter and Eurocopter B350 for the helicopter tour to Annapurna Base Camp from Kathmandu and Pokhara. The aircraft can accommodate up to 5 passengers on one. However, we provide two or more helicopters if you are in a group of more than 4-5 passengers.

For the helicopter for the ABC tour, we provide an experienced pilot and guide (only at your request). The pilot we provide has a year of experience flying helicopters in Nepal’s Himalayas. As we prioritize the safety of our clients, we always check the weather forecast before taking off the aircraft from the helipad.

Ground landing at Annapurna Base Camp

On the Annapurna Base camp helicopter tour, the helicopter will have a half-hour’s landing at the helipad of the Annapurna base camp at 4,130m. Upon landing at Annapurna Base Camp, travelers feel a sense of accomplishment. The ground landing allows visitors to experience the serene beauty around the base camp up close.

The mountain peaks of the Annapurna range and other magnificent snow-capped peaks are eye-catching from the landing point of a helicopter, Annapurna Base Camp. During ground landing, visitors can explore the area, capture the moments, and soak in the magnificent views. The memory of the ground landing at Annapurna Base Camp on the heli tour of Annapurna will always be in a special place in our hearts and minds for a lifetime.

Side Trip on ABC helicopter tour

A helicopter tour to Annapurna Base Camp itself is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Including the side trip on the adventure of the ABC heli tour can enhance the overall expedition. One of the popular side trips on the Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour is the Mardi Himal. A side trip to Mardi Himal allows visitors to see the Annapurna region differently.

At 5,587m/18,330 ft above sea level, Mardi Himal is a lesser-known yet incredibly beautiful area in the Annapurna region. It is located in the Gandaki province of the Kaski district of Nepal, within the conservation area of Annapurna. The Himalayas offer stunning views of the majestic Himalayas, diverse landscapes, and a serene experience. It lies east of the Annapurna Base Camp.

The Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour, which includes a side trip, is a unique way to explore the Annapurna region and the Annapurna Conservation area. The tour to ABC with a side trip takes 2 hours for a round trip from Pokhara and 3 hours from Kathmandu. The helicopter overflies the Annapurna Base Camp on the tour and lands at the Mardi Himal. Panorama of Mount Annapurna South, Mt.Macchapucchre (Fishtail), and Mount Himchuli are awe-inspiring from the Mardi Himal.

Route Map

Route Map

Most Asked Questions by Travellers

Annapurna Base Camp is a renowned trekking destination in Nepal, at 4,130 m/13,550 ft above sea level. It lies in the Annapurna region, within the Annapurna Conservation area, at the foot of the magnificent Annapurna mountain range. The Base camp is ideal for those seeking a physical challenge and want to appeal to their eyes with breathtaking scenery.

Boundless Adventure offers an exclusive group discount for the Helicopter tour to ABC. The helicopter tour costs range from US$1080/—to US$2840/—per charter, but the price also varies depending on the travelers’ requirements.

Depending on the situation and helicopter traffic, you will land either at Macchapucchre Base Camp or Annapurna Base Camp. Both the base camps have helipads, and whichever helipad you land on, you will have a 30-minute landing to appreciate the area’s beauty.

Yes, permits are mandatory for ABC, even if you are on a helicopter tour and are not involved in trekking. The helicopter overflies and lands at the Annapurna Conservation Area; thus, ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit) is one essential permit for a heli tour. Similarly, TIMS is mandatory for every trekking destination, including a helicopter tour to Annapurna Base Camp.

Yes, you can get a shared helicopter for the tour to Annapurna Base Camp. However, keep in mind that the shared helicopter is not available during the off-season and is only available during the peak season, including Autumn and Spring. Shared helicopters are cheaper than private ones and minimize the overall cost of the tour.

Altitude sickness generally occurs at elevations above 2,500 meters. During the helicopter tour to Annapurna Base Camp, you reach 4130m. A quick rise to high altitude can increase the risk of altitude sickness as the body doesn’t have time to acclimate. So, altitude-related issues can be a concern during the helicopter tour to ABC, and we suggest travelers stay hydrated and consider taking AMS-reducing medicine.

We constantly check the weather before starting the tour. If the weather is bad on the tour day, we will not take off a flight from Pokhara and will reschedule the tour for the next day.

The helicopter tour to Annapurna Base Camp takes 1 hour, including a flight from Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp, a ground landing, and a return trip. It takes 15 minutes to reach Annapurna Base Camp from Pokhara, 30 minutes for a ground landing, and 15 minutes to return from ABC to Pokhara.

Yes, you can take an Annapurna Base Camp tour with your children. We have designed the package to be family-friendly, making it ideal for a family tour in Nepal’s Himalayas.

Yes, it is indeed safe to go to Annapurna Base Camp by helicopter, especially when you are in the hands of Boundless Adventure’s team. We operate the helicopter tour, keeping our clients’ safety a priority. We have the latest helicopter models.

Reviews on Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

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Based on 380 Reviews


Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour
Andrew Davis
USA

A happy moment with my dad in Annapurna region

I surprised my father by booking an Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour on his 54th birthday. I booked my tour with Boundless Adventure through the Internet. Their itinerary is six days long, but I requested that they customize it to my preferences, and they did the same. My father was shocked when we landed in Nepal, and I told him we would fly over the Annapurna region. Mr.Dambar prepared everything well and on time.

We flew from Kathmandu to Pokhara, and from Pokhara, we flew towards Annapurna Base Camp. We both had a window seat and enjoyed the mesmerizing mountain peaks and the area’s landscape from the comfort of the helicopter. My father was happy, and that’s what I wanted. The tour lasted one and a half hours, but memories will last forever. I am planning an Everest helicopter tour with Boundless Adventure for my father’s next birthday.

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Caleb
Singapore

A commendable tour with Boundless Adventure

My best friend and I just returned from the Annapurna Base camp helicopter tour in Nepal and couldn’t stop myself from writing this review. Before starting the tour, we were unsure what to choose and which trekking agency to Choose. Fortunately, we found Boundless Adventure on the Internet. We messaged Mr.Dambar via WhatsApp and had a long conversation listing our preferences; he suggested the Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour, and we agreed. The team member welcomed us in Kathmandu and made us feel comfortable throughout our stay in Nepal. While flying in the sky, we felt like a bird, and the view from the helicopter also provided us with a bird’s gaze.

We also had a 30-minute ground landing; at that time, we got to feel the beauty of the Annapurna region and the mountain peak’s beauty closely. The entire atmosphere around the Annapurna Base Camp was peaceful and awe-inspiring, making it a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Thank you again to Boundless Adventure for giving us a memorable experience in Nepal’s Himalayas.

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Tristan Roy
Canada

Delightful experience in Annapurna helicopter tour

My experience at Annapurna Base Camp with two cousins was incredible. I booked through the Internet with Boundless Adventure and am glad I chose the right one. From start to finish, Boundless Adventure’s professionalism and attention to made our adventure truly unforgettable. The tour begins with a comfortable helicopter flight from Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp. Fifteen minutes of scenic flight took us to Annapurna Base Camp, and we had a ground landing for a while. Landing at the Base Camp was impressive, as the majestic mountain peaks of Annapurna ranges surrounded us. I highly recommend Boundless Adventure for anyone looking to experience the ABC Helicopter Tour or any other adventure in Nepal.

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