Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour Map

Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour Map

The Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour map is a visual guide highlighting important landmarks and geographical features. The latest map version provides accurate and essential information for the helicopter tour to ABC. The map has a feature allowing visitors to download and use it offline. Two prominent features, Legend and Itinerary Highlight, enable travelers to interpret the map quickly.

Legend in Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour Map

The visually attractive map uses various signs, symbols, and color coding. However, it could be difficult for travelers to understand what each symbol, sign, and color represents. That’s why the map includes a clear and comprehensive Legend, ensuring visitors feel reassured and confident in their understanding of the map. The Legend serves as a dictionary of a map that translates the map’s language into understandable words. The Legend is in the left corner of the map.


An icon with a pair of binoculars represents the viewpoint on the Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour map. Viewpoints are vantage points from which one can observe natural beauty, landmarks, and panoramic views of the surrounding area. Although the helicopter flight offers a bird’s eye view of the Annapurna region, some specific points are known for providing a spectacular sight.

The viewpoint of Poon Hill and Annapurna Base Camp are the popular ones in the Annapurna region. Although visitors can’t take off at the viewpoint of Poon Hill, they will overfly it. Landing at the viewpoint of Annapurna Base Camp is the highlight of the helicopter tour. From the ABC viewpoint, Annapurna mountain ranges, Glaciers and snowfields, Valleys and ridges are awe-inspiring.

Himalayan Peaks

The triangular-shaped icon with a white color showcases the Himalayan peaks on a map of the Annapurna Base camp Helicopter tour. The map lets one identify and locate a mountain while flying in the sky, making the tour more memorable. On the helicopter tour to Annapurna Base Camp, sightseers can admire Mount Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna III (7643m), Annapurna South (7219m), Macchapuchhre (6997m) and Himchuli (6111m). Appreciating the view of those and other surrounding mountains through different perspectives makes the helicopter tour to ABC a never-to-be-forget.

Helipad in Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour Map

A small green circle with an “H” in the center symbolizes the helipad on an ABC helicopter tour map. Helipads are the helicopter’s landing area. The tour map showcases two different helipads: one at Pokhara and another at the Annapurna Base Camp.

The helicopter takes off from helipad Pokhara and overflies to the Annapurna Conservation area. The flight lands directly at the helipad of Annapurna Base Camp.


The symbol of a glacier is easily identifiable by going through the Legend of a map. The sight of the glacier on the helicopter tour is indeed remarkable. On the flight to the Annapurna region, visitors can appreciate the glacier views of Mt. Annapurna South, Mt. Himchuli, Mt. Annapurna I, Annapurna III, and Macchapuchhre.


 The helicopter icon on the Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour map signifies the route visitors will fly through throughout their excursion. Throughout the tour to Anapurna Base Camp, the helicopter overflies to the beautiful areas of the Annapurna region, including Pothana, Jhinu Danda, Sinuwa, Bamboo, and Macchapucchre Base Camp, before reaching ABC and returning through the same route.

Itinerary Highlight of Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour Map

Another prominent feature is the “Itinerary Highlight” in the right corner of a map of Annapurna Base Camp by helicopter. This feature briefly describes an excursion and a day-to-day schedule that helps travelers plan their journey more effectively. The journey of the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter tour is six days. The brief itinerary of the tour is as follows:

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,380m/4,428ft)
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (820m/ 2691ft)
  • Day 04: Fly to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m/ 13549ft) and Pokhara Overnight
  • Day 05: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu, Overnight
  • Day 06: Departure to International Airport.

Sightseeing area of Kathmandu 

Before experiencing the beauty of the Himalayas, Boundless Adventure lets you experience the beauty of the country’s Capital city, Kathmandu. The second day of the Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour itinerary is for exploring some of Kathmandu’s well-known World Heritage sites. Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa, and Bouddhanath stupa are the four significant areas visitors explore in Kathmandu before their ABC helicopter tour.

Kathmandu Durbar Square

The sightseeing of Kathmandu commences with a visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square, which lies just 1.6km from Thamel. The Durbar Square is a UNESCO World Heritage site where visitors can learn about the site’s historical and architectural heritage. The Hanuman Dhoka Palace, Kumari Ghar (House of the Living Goddess), Taleju Temple, and Jagannath Temple are prominent monuments in Durbar that travelers can explore.

Sayambhunath Temple 

The visit moves towards another UNESCO World Heritage site, Sayambhunath temple. The temple lies 2.1km from Kathmandu Durbar Square and is renowned as a Monkey temple. Sayambhunath is an ancient religious complex in Kathmandu that lies atop the hill. Due to its location on the hilltop, visitors can appreciate the 360-degree view from the temple. The stunning architecture of the main complex will provide awe to travelers. Stupa, with its white dome crowned with a golden spire and the all-seeing eyes of Buddha, is the major attraction of Sayambhunath. On the visit, travelers can witness monks chanting, devotees spinning prayer wheels, and people lighting butter lamps where sighters can participate.

Boudhanath Stupa 

From Sayambhunath, travelers will visit Boudhanath Stupa, another prominent Buddhist pilgrimage site. The Stupa is the largest worldwide and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

As visitors arrive at the Stupa, a massive white dome with an intricate mandala design welcomes them. Prayer wheels, colorful prayer flags, and the eyes of Buddha on the four sides adorn the Stupa. One remarkable practice visitors can participate in on Boudhatah is Circumambulating the Stupa clockwise with spinning prayer wheels.

Pashupatinath Temple 

The sightseeing of Kathmandu ends with a visit to Pashupatinath temple. The temple lies 3.6km far from Boudhanath Stupa. Pashupatinath is a UNESCO heritage site and a sacred Hindu pilgrimage site. The intricate architecture and cultural activities will attract travelers as they get to the temple. The pagoda-style structures and elaborate wood carving of a temple are the highlights of the Pashupatinath temple. Visitors can witness various religious rituals and ceremonies in the temple. One of the remembered witnesses tourists get on the Pashupatinath is the Evening flamework on the bank of the Bagmati River.

Highest Elevation

The journey to Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour begins from Pokhara city at 820m. From Pokhara, the helicopter takes off and flies toward the Annapurna region. From the takeoff time to landing time, the flight offers a bird’s gaze view of every point. The helicopter flies through Jhinu Danda, Chhomrong, Bamboo, and Macchapuchhre Base Camp and reaches Annapurna Base Camp at 4130m. Annapurna Base Camp itself has the highest elevation on the tour. Visitors get 15 minutes to land at the base camp to appreciate the area’s beauty, but take 2-3 minutes to adjust the changed temperature before starting the visit around the base camp.

Unforgettable memories

From the moment the helicopter takes off to landing, the expedition takes visitors to the world with awe-inspiring panoramas, and each part of the tour is remarkable. The views of the majestic snow-capped peaks, Glacial lakes, cascading waterfalls, and rugged terrain from above will provide a never-to-be-forgotten experience for sightseers. Likewise, reaching Annapurna Base Camp by helicopter and landing for a celebration will be the favorite moment among the travelers on the ABC heli tour. Similarly, please note that these activities are in the Annapurna Conservation area.