Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Nepal Pyramids Trekking & Climbing
Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour
At a Glance
  • Duration1 Hours
  • Difficulty Level Effortless
  • Places to Visit Annapurna Base Camp
  • Max Altitude 4,130m/13,459ft.
  • Group Size 4-15
  • Starts Pokhara or kathmandu
  • Ends Pokhara
  • Activity Helicopter Tour
  • Best Season Spring, Autumn and Winter

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour Overview:

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour is one of the most beautiful experiences where snow-capped giants dare you to dream bigger. Join Nepal Pyramids and fly into the soul of the Great Himalayas in just one hour. If you want to experience the magic and magnificence of the Annapurna but don't have weeks to trek, the ultimate option is to fly by helicopter and land at the Annapurna Base Camp.

This expertly guided one-hour tour takes off from Pokhara, soaring over the deep valley of Annapurna Sanctuary. The helicopter cruises through lush green valleys, blue roofed traditional Gurung villages and finally lands at a world-famous Annapurna Base Camp at 4130m /13,459 feet. Annapurna Helicopter Tour with landing at famed Annapurna Base Camp is one of the most prominent Heli tours in Nepal after the Everest Heli Tour.

Discover the beauty of Annapurna by Helicopter:

The Annapurna Helicopter Tour certainly gives you the most thrilling aerial adventure experience. The moment your helicopter leaves the Lake city of Pokhara you will enter into a lost world. As you soar high from Pokhara the view of the Lake City itself is mesmeric and as you cruise further the bird's eye view of picturesque Gurung mountain settlements and the terraced farming land is simply fascinating.

This epic tour offers breathtaking views of some of the world's most prominent 8000m peaks like Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m, 7th highest), Mt. Manasalu (8,163 m, 8th highest), and Mt. Annapurna-I (8,091 m, 10th highest)

As you enter the Annapurna Sanctuary Valley, the landscape drastically transforms into an Amazon-like setting with vibrant dense Rhododendron and pine forests. To witness the Annapurna Base Camp trekking route and ample teahouse against the backdrop of the stunning Himalayas is remarkable. 

One of the highlights of the tour is the iconic Fishtail Mountain, with its distinctive double peaks towering at nearly 7,000 meters. Additionally, besides 8000m peaks, you'll be treated to unparalleled views of other mesmerizing peaks, such as Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Tent Peak, Singa Chuli, and many more that will leave you surprised.

Eventually, we will land at the world-famous Annapurna Base Camp situated at an altitude of 4,130 meters (13,459 feet). Here, you'll be surrounded by towering snowcapped mountains on all sides, offering a truly beautiful experience. Travelers will be provided with a generous 45 minutes to explore this legendary site. You will have enough time to capture abundant photos and feel the surroundings of the mighty Himalayas. During your time at the base camp, you will be given enough time to buy yourself hot beverages like hot chocolate or coffee which is certainly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

How to spend your 45 precious minutes at ABC:

Once your helicopter lands at ABC your pilot will direct you on off-boarding. Once you step out the majestic surrounding mountains swallow you and you will start enjoying nature's gorgeousness. Shortly, depending on the size of the group your helicopter leaves for Pokhara to collect another group. This process is more like shuttling.

As your helicopter leaves the Base Camp, the roar of the engine fades away and a profound sense of tranquility envelops you. In this serenity, you will be completely loving and appreciate the beauty of this thrilling tour.

Find a spot, sit, and dissolve yourself into this majestic pint since you have 45 precious minutes to experience this ecstasy. Buy yourself a hot cup of coffee or order a quick breakfast while gazing up at the iconic Annapurna I and its surrounding mountains. 

Breathe deep, capture countless photographs, and enjoy this heaven-like amphitheatric Annapurna Base camp since it’s going to stay with you forever.

You will hardly realize the passing away of your 45 minutes. It seems like you have been there for only 10 minutes and your pilot will call you. Wave goodbye to this sanctified paradise and get ready for another exciting return journey. Shortly you will take off from this dreamland soaring over the majestic landscape of river gorges, traditional villages, and lush forests leading back to the civilization of Pokhara.

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour Highlights:

  • Breathtaking panoramic views of the world's highest peaks, including Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m, 7th highest), Mt. Manasalu (8,163 m, 8th highest), and Mt. Annapurna-I (8,091 m, 10th highest).
  • Landing at the Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 m) for an up-close experience of the majestic Mt. Annapurna-I, Mt. Annapurna South, Mt. Hiunchuli, and Mt. Fishtail.
  • A 360-degree vista of the awe-inspiring Mt. Fishtail and other snow-capped peaks, showcasing the natural beauty of the Himalayas in western Nepal.
  • Aerial views of the Pokhara Valley, including the picturesque Phewa Lake, and a unique perspective on Nepal's diverse topography and geography.
  • Panoramic vistas of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu ranges, providing you with an unforgettable mountain experience.
  • Flying over deep river gorges, waterfalls, and dense Rhododendron and Pine forests, showcasing Nepal's diverse landscapes.

Why Choose Nepal Pyramids for ABC Heli Tour?

  • Daily scheduled flights to the Annapurna Base Camp, ensuring reliable and well-managed services.
  • Top-of-the-line helicopters with rear-facing seats, offering unobstructed views and prioritizing safety.
  • Experienced pilots with over a decade of expertise in the Annapurna Region, ensuring safe and knowledgeable operations.
  • Accommodating single and group bookings with competitive and guaranteed pricing.
  • Convenient direct booking is available through our user-friendly website.
  • Fixed flight schedules for better planning and coordination.
  • Flexible cancellation policy with a 100% refund, subject to terms and conditions.

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour Cost:

The cost of the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) helicopter tour varies based on the selected option. We offer two distinct alternatives to cater to different preferences and budgets:

Private Chartered Helicopter:

From PokharaUSD 1,800
From Kathmandu USD 4,000

This exclusive experience allows you to charter the entire helicopter for your group or as a solo traveler, ensuring complete privacy and flexibility.

Group Joining Tour:

From PokharaUSD 450 Per Person

In this cost-effective option, you share the helicopter with up to four other participants, dividing the total cost among the group. This presents an excellent opportunity for solo travelers or smaller groups to experience the Annapurna region at an affordable rate.

Joining a Group for the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Flight:

  • To secure your place in our group joining the ABC Helicopter tour, please contact us and confirm in advance to ensure availability and smooth planning.
  • Upon confirming, we kindly request a copy of your passport and initial or full payment to secure your booking.
  • Fulfill your dream of soaring above the clouds and experiencing the breathtaking Annapurnas up close. Seize this incredible opportunity and contact us today at +977 9851052003.
  • We are dedicated to assuring you with a safe, memorable, and hassle-free experience.
  • We allow you to fully enjoy the beauty of the Annapurna region from a unique vantage point.

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour Options

We have two options for this tour: First is A Private Charter Helicopter Tour and the next is A Group Joining Helicopter Tour, catering to different preferences and budgets.

Private Chartered Helicopter Tour Flexibility:

  • Personalized experience with your own group or as a solo traveler.
  • Flexible scheduling, allowing you to choose your desired departure time from Kathmandu or Pokhara.
  • No rush and flights can operate as per your preferred time depending on the weather.
  • Little extra time if you want to enjoy more at the heavenly Annapurna Base Camp or if you want to enjoy Breakfast under the shades of Annapurna.

Private Helicopter Charter Flight from Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp:

  • Direct flight from Pokhara Airport to the Annapurna Base Camp, takes approximately 20 minutes.
  • Unparalleled views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges and the surrounding peaks with iconic Machapuchhare along the way.
  • 45 minutes of landing time at the base camp, allowing for an up-close experience of the majestic peaks.
  • Maximum capacity of 5 passengers per flight, with pricing based on the entire charter.

Group Joining Helicopter Tour from Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp:

  • The total duration is approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes, including the shuttling of other groups from Pokhara.
  • Regularly scheduled departures from Pokhara, ensuring flexibility and convenience.
  • Cost-effective per-person pricing, making it an accessible option for budget-conscious travelers.
  • Sharing the charter helicopter with up to 4 other participants, fostering a sense of camaraderie.
  • Ideal for solo travelers or smaller groups seeking an affordable adventure.
  • Breathtaking views of Fewa Lake, Pokhara Valley, towering Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, and other mountain ranges.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:Fly to Heavenly Annapurna Base Camp

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour Detailed Itinerary


7:00 am: Pick up from the Hotel and drive to Pokhara Old Airport and security check-in.
8:00 am: Take off from Pokhara airport.
8:20 am: Land at Annapurna Base Camp
9:00 am: Fly back to Pokhara and transfer to the Hotel


7:00 AM: Hotel Pick-up

  • Our representative will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to Pokhara Airport.

8:00 AM: Depart from Pokhara Airport for Annapurna Base Camp

  • After completing the necessary formalities, you will board the helicopter and embark on your scenic flight to the Annapurna Base Camp.

8:20 AM: Landing at Annapurna Base Camp

  • Around this time we will land at the Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m), surrounded by the majestic Himalayas, including Annapurna-I, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and the iconic Fishtail Peak.

9:00 AM: Say Goodbye to this Dreamland and Depart for Pokhara

  • After spending approximately 45 minutes exploring the paradise-like Annapurna Base Camp and capturing unforgettable memories, you will board the helicopter and fly back to Pokhara.

9:20 AM: Arrival in Pokhara

  • Upon landing at Pokhara Airport you will be provided with the transportation back to your hotel.

During the flight, you will be treated to breathtaking aerial views of Pokhara Valley, Phewa Lake, magical landscape, majestic Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Lamjung Himal range.


The flight times listed above are subject to change under the time of year you are traveling, weather, and other circumstances. Flights might be delayed or canceled sometimes because of bad weather or other unexpected issues.

Keeping passengers safe is our top concern. We will let customers know as soon as possible if flight times need to be changed. We cannot control unexpected situations. Our experienced pilots will decide if a flight needs to be canceled for safety reasons.


    What's Included
    • HELICOPTER: Private Helicopter with the most experienced high-altitude pilot.
    • HELICOPTER SHUTTLE: All shuttles required depending on the group size to and from ABC.
    • ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP LANDING: 45-minute stopover at Annapurna Base Camp to enjoy the majestic vistas.
    • AIRPORT PICKUP AND DROP: All transfers from the Hotel to the Airport and back.
    • TEA AT ABC: All hot beverages at ABC.
    • EQUIPMENT: Nepal Pyramids provides you with warm jackets without any additional cost.
    • EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT AND FIRST AID: All helicopters are equipped with necessary emergency equipment like oxygen and a first aid kit for safety.
    • TAXES: All government taxes, airport fees, and service charges are covered.
    What's Excluded
    • NEPAL VISA: A fee of $50 that is levied on a 30-day Nepali visa.
    • INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE: The cost of all international flights.
    • STAFF TIPPING: Tipping is entirely a personal matter.
    • BREAKFAST: Breakfast if any at Annapurna Base Camp.
    • SANCTIONS: Permits or the letter of Authorization that is required for special Filming, big Drones, and Filming Cameras.
    • INSURANCE: All-inclusive Travel or medical insurance is a must.
    Essential Trip Information

    Safety Guidelines for Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tours:

    • Listen to the pilot's briefing: Pay close attention to the safety instructions and regulations provided by the pilot before boarding.
    • Secure loose items: Avoid wearing loose headgear, such as hats or caps, that could be blown away by the strong air currents generated by the helicopter.
    • Remain seated during the flight: Do not attempt to move around or stand up during the flight unless instructed by the pilot.
    • Dress appropriately: Wear suitable clothing and footwear for the tour, considering the weather conditions and potential terrain at the landing site.
    • Follow emergency procedures: In case of an emergency, remain calm and follow the pilot's instructions promptly for your safety.
    • Approach from the front: Always approach and depart the helicopter from the front, ensuring the pilot has a clear view of you for maximum safety.
    • Respect restricted areas: Avoid entering any restricted areas around the helicopter without proper authorization from the crew.
    • Crouch low when near the helicopter: Walk in a low, crouched position when close to the helicopter to avoid potential hazards from rotor blades.
    • Listen to the guide: If your tour includes a guide, follow their instructions and safety guidelines while exploring the landing site.
    • Wear safety equipment: Always fasten your seatbelt and wear the provided headset while on board for your protection and effective communication with the pilot.
    • Follow the pilot's signals: Wait for the pilot's signal or instruction before entering or exiting the aircraft, ensuring safe conditions.
    • Maintain a safe distance: Allow ample space around the helicopter during landing and take-off. Avoid rushing or crowding near the aircraft or rotor blades.

    By following these safety guidelines, you can ensure a safe, enjoyable, and memorable Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour experience.

    FAQs for Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour:

    What is the duration of the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

    The duration of the Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour is typically 1 and a half to 2 hours, including flight time and time spent at the base camp.

    Do I need any prior High Altitude acclimatization experience to join the helicopter tour?

    No such prior experiences are required for this helicopter tour. It's suitable for all of any age and any level of fitness.

    What is the best time of year to take the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

    The best time to embark on this Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is clear and the views are spectacular. However, winter is as well perfect for this tour since winter in Nepal gives you perfect weather for the stunning mountain view without clouds.

    Are there any weight restrictions for passengers on the helicopter?

    Yes, there are weight restrictions imposed by the helicopter company which is around 450kg per Helicopter.

    Do I need to bring any special equipment or gear for the ABC helicopter tour?

    No special equipment or gear is required. However, it's advisable to bring warm clothing, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a camera to capture the stunning scenery. Besides Nepal Pyramids provides you with warm jackets for use without any extra charges.

    Is landing at Annapurna Base Camp permitted during the helicopter tour?

    Yes, the helicopter tour includes a 45-minute landing at Annapurna Base Camp, allowing passengers to explore and take in the surroundings. A few years back only hovering was allowed but recently the authorities have allowed landing and enjoying heaven like ABC.

    Will there be a guide or pilot providing commentary during this Helicopter Tour?

    Yes, there will be a pilot providing commentary during the flight, highlights, and providing information about the region. Depending on the Group size if we could accommodate our representative we will for your safety and convenience. 

    Can I bring snacks or food onboard the helicopter?

    It's generally not recommended to bring food onboard the helicopter due to space limitations and safety concerns and also because it's only a 20-minute flight to ABC. However, this ours includes a quick breakfast or hot tea and snacks at Annapurna Base Camp.

    Is there a minimum number of passengers required for the helicopter tour to operate?

    Regarding our helicopter tours, we require a minimum group size of 4 participants and a maximum of 5 per tour. However, if 3 individuals are willing to cover the full tour cost, we can accommodate them.

    For private chartered helicopter flights, the cost is fixed regardless of the number of passengers. The total fee applies whether it's a single passenger or the maximum capacity.

    Please let us know if you need any further clarification or have additional questions.

    What happens in case of bad weather on the day of the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

    If the weather conditions are unfavorable, the helicopter tour may be Postponed, Cancelled, or Rescheduled for another day. Safety is our top priority. In case of cancellation, we refund 100% of the deposits.

    Can I request a private helicopter tour for a special occasion or event?

    Yes, private helicopter tours can be arranged for special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, or marriage proposals. Additional fees may apply for any sort of extra time.

    Is the helicopter tour wheelchair accessible?

    Unfortunately, most helicopter tours are not wheelchair accessible due to the nature of the aircraft and landing sites.

    Can I bring my pet on the helicopter tour?

    Pets are generally not allowed on helicopter tours due to safety and space constraints.

    What are the cancellation policies for this ABC helicopter tour?

    It all depends on the nature of the cancellation. If the cancellation is due to bad weather there is a refund of 100% of the deposits but in case of personal circumstances and last minute cancellation some cancellation feels may apply. 

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