Annapurna Helicopter Tour: Get to Annapurna by Helicopter

Annapurna Helicopter Tour: Get to Annapurna by Helicopter

Arrival at

Kathmandu

Dept. From

Tribhuvan Domestic Airport, Kathmandu

Difficulty

Moderate

Group Size

Min: 1 Max: 5 (in one chopper)

Destination

Nepal

Max. Alt.

5,416m

Annapurna Helicopter Tours

Located at an altitude of 4,130 m, Annapurna Base camp is a popular trekking destination for thrilling views of the astonishing mountains in the beautiful Annapurna region. For those who are short of time for trekking, Nepal Big Mountain offers Annapurna Helicopter Tours as the best alternative to Annapurna trek for experiencing the extraordinary sights of incredible massifs in a short time. Indeed, traveling on foot is always great for exploring the most beautiful sights on the route, however, the jaw-dropping sight with a bird’s eye view is an equally riveting experience that provides you with a memory that lasts for life long. With the Annapurna tour, you can conquer the Annapurna Base camp within a day which otherwise takes 8 days on regular treks. Moreover, the tour has no age boundary as it can be experienced by any age group whether they are children or elderly. No wonder, the Annapurna Helicopter tours have gained massive popularity amongst travelers.
Annapurna Helicopter tour by NBM starts from Pokhara, which itself is a beautiful city and home to many natural wonders including beautiful lakes, big green hills, awesome waterfalls, and many more. As soon as we start flying, the beautiful view of the majestic Fewa Lake excites you to get into the arms of nature. Enjoying the top views of the dazzling landscapes occupied by the Gurung and Magar settlements, rich green forests, and terraced cultivation, you will fly over the big marvelous mountains of the Annapurna region with a thrilling experience. Upon landing, you will have around half an hour to wanderlust in the lap of the gigantic Annapurna Mount capturing the moment in your cameras.

Why Annapurna base camp helicopter tour with NBM Travels?

Is limited time-bound or exhausting long walks preventing you from fulfilling your dream of walking on the foothills of mountains? If yes, then the Annapurna Base camp helicopter tour is the best alternative for you to explore the high and experience the amazing views of green lush forests, terraced fields, and traditional village settlements. Nepal Big Mountain is a top-ranked trekking company in Nepal to provide the safest and most enjoyable Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour at affordable costs. At NBM, travelers’ safety is the priority, so we have adopted excellent safety measures to ensure the wellness of every individual during the trek with an arrangement of the best suitable logistics.

 

Nepal Big Mountains offers the ABC tour package to be completed in 3 to 4 hours suited for travelers with limited time availability. However, we ensure that you do not miss any attractions of ABC trek during this short tour.  So, if you are looking for a tour to Annapurna Base camp on a helicopter to enjoy every moment to the fullest with full safety, get in touch with NBM now.

Highlights of the Annapurna Heli Tours

  • Magnificent view of the wonderful Pokhara city from a birds-eye view.
  • Mesmerizing experience flying over snow-capped mountains.
  • Exploring dense rhododendron forests, terraced fields, and wonderful villages with aerial views.
  • Flying through Macchapucchre and other peaks.
  • Charming view of Mardi Himal High Camp.
  • Collect beautiful memories of panoramic views of popular peaks in the world.
  • Experience the close-up views of Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Macchapucchre, and other fantastic peaks.
  • A memorable scenic helicopter ride from Pokhara cityscapes to Himalayan landscapes to reach Annapurna Base Camp.

Short Itinerary

Stage 1: Departure from hotel, Pokhara

Stage 2: Waving goodbye to Pokhara and flying to Annapurna Base Camp from Pokhara

Stage 3: Admiring the Annapurna Base camp by Air and landing on Mardi Himal High Camp (3580 m)

Stage 4: Take off from Mardi Himal High Camp and fly back to Pokhara

Detailed Itinerary

5:00 am - 5:30 am

Pick up from Hotel

The tour day begins with a delicious breakfast in the early morning at the Pokhara Hotel. Between 5 am to 5:30 am, the NBM representative waits outside the hotel early to pick you up for the Heli tour to Annapurna. After the greetings, we will drive to Pokhara Airport to begin our trip.  Upon arriving at the airport, we will complete the official procedures for getting the boarding pass and permission to fly over the Himalayas. The airport officer will inform you about the safety and protocols including other important details regarding the security measures. 

6:30 am

Take Off for Annapurna Base Camp

Once you get the boarding pass and after completing the security formalities, you will get on the chopper at 6 am and make your way to your dream destination. You will commence flying over the beautiful Pokhara city with brilliant views of lakes, rivers, high green hills, and civil colonies in the city. Gradually, the scenario changes from green land to glacier landscape as the journey progresses. The scenario is brilliantly spectacular from the top aerial view.

7:00 am

Reached Annapurna Base Camp

Flying over the Annapurna Conservation area, we will pass through beautiful rhododendron forests and diverse landscapes which grab your eye throughout the tour. We will witness a breathtaking panoramic view of the great mountains including Annapurna I, II, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Lamjung, and many others before we arrive at Annapurna Base Camp. Here, our chopper will take rounds of the base camp several times providing you opportunities to admire the stupendous views in the Annapurna Region. You will reach Annapurna base camp by 7 am.

7:00 am-7:25 am

Time for Photos and Videos

You will relish breakfast in nature and sightseeing around beautiful mountains for half an hour. Yo will explore the exceptional Himalayan region and capture photos or videos for memory. We can provide only half an hour here to prevent the sickness as it is not easy for our body to adapt to high altitude within only a few hours.

Note: Currently (Month of February), landing on Annapurna base Camp is allowed. But sometimes ABC region is not allowed for helicopter landings. In that case, we may have to land on Mardi High camp.

7:30 am

Back to Pokhara and Drop to Hotel

You will carry on with our helicopter to return to the airport in Pokhara gathering some exciting memories that will last forever. It will take half an hour to reach Pokhara airport by helicopter, however, you will feel the travel time to be extremely short as once again the engrossing views entice you big on your way back. The NBM representative will assist you to get to the exit point of the airport, and we will drive back to Pokhara hotel.

Included

  • Luxurious airport and hotel transfers as per the itinerary.
  • Private heli ride with breathtaking aerial views of the Himalayas.
  • Stay at luxurious accommodations throughout the tour.
  • Comprehensive medical kit and oxygen cylinder for emergency situations.
  • Take a photo-stop at Annapurna Base Camp for 25 minutes.
  • Receive a personalized completion certificate to commemorate your journey.
  • Included in the package are fuel surcharges, permits for Annapurna Conservation Area & TIMS, and all administrative expenses.

Not Included

  • Personal expenses such as food and drinks.
  • Breakfast at any hotel other than your designated accommodation.
  • Any personal gear such as down jackets.
  • Expenses related to flight delays.
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the inclusions list.

FAQ

On sunny days in summer, helicopter tours are not cold as the sunlight is adequate for keeping the cabin warm. However, you may want to keep yourself warm with down jackets and other appropriate clothes during cold winter seasons.

You need to wear clothes depending on the season; when you are going on an Annapurna Helicopter tour. Do not wear anything that makes you uncomfortable or difficult to move or walk. For the summer season, it is ideal to wear loose clothes to avoid the heat while traveling on the helicopter. Sunglasses are perfect for helping your eyes from the sun’s rays. As the temperature changes frequently, especially in autumn and spring, keeping windproof jackets close to you is a good idea. Likewise, wearing down jackets, full clothes, mittens, and a thermal scarf helps to keep you warm in the cold season.

Yes, you can bring mobile phones on a helicopter, however, it is recommended to switch them off or put them on Airplane mode if you are not using them while traveling in a vehicle.

Usually, morning time around 6 to 8 is best for a helicopter tour to ABC, however, it also depends on the weather condition of the day.

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NBM Exclusive

All Included Price

$1600

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Contact Person
Sudarshan Nepal
+977 9801145246

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Viet Anh
Viet Anh
2023-01-03
The tour gave me such an amazing experience, especially about the cultural, historical and religious values of Nepalis. 2 colleagues and me went on 1 tour of NBM Travel, in 4 nights and 5 days in Nepal (Limbini, Nagarkot, and Kathmandu). Mr Sujit, the Manager was very supportive in arranging a customized tour for us, meeting all our requirements. He is very responsive and professional, with quite good connections to help us (our domestic flight was delayed, he managed to get us on board of an earlier flight)Mr Subash, the Tour Guide, was also responsible and hospitable. He always tried to make us enjoy the trip. He is also expertised in his job, knowing a lot of information about the tourist attractions. He was very ready to help when we want to buy local fruits, and very collaborative when we want to change the schedule.The tour gave me such an amazing experience, especially about the cultural, historical and religious values of Nepalis. In our tour, we also planned to see the Himalayan Ranges from our Hotel in Nagarkot and from Chandragiri Hills, but the weather was so cloudy during our stay. It may be a good reason for our come back to Nepal next time and enjoy the hospitality of NBM Team.
Ciara M
Ciara M
2022-05-13
Fantastic We had such a fantastic experience in Nepal with this tour company. We were overwhelmed by how welcoming and warm Sudarshan and his team were from the moment we arrived. We felt so comparable and taken care of in the beautiful Nivas Botique home in Kathmandu. The rooms are beautiful and very comfortable. We enjoyed delicious, complimentary authentic Nepalese meals and had such a fanatic stay here. We travelled to Pokhara for 2 nights in very comfortable private transportation. We had a fantastic 2 days of activities including paragliding and white water rafting, all organised for us. We couldn’t have asked for a better trip and I couldn’t recommend using this travel company more. We will definitely be back in the future!
Rory N
Rory N
2022-05-08
Amazing Trip! We spent 4 fantastic days in Kathmandu and Pokhara with NBM travel. Our trip included paragliding, sight seeing and an Everest flight. Management went above and beyond to make us feel welcome, safe and ensure that we had the best time. Would highly recommend this travel company!
JIAOTU
JIAOTU
2021-08-29
绝美风景,期待下次再见 不同于之前在国内看到的雪山,喜马拉雅山系的雪山绵延不绝,又高又长,能见度好的时候能看到一片的雪山,感觉自己第一次离雪山那么近,超震撼的感觉。看到了鱼尾峰的鱼尾巴,好美!雨林里山中的空气超级好,刚好走的那段路像原始丛林一般,很美空气很新鲜,竟然有点爱上这种雨中漫步的感觉~选的旅行社的老板人真的很好!安排的十分妥当,爱上这种异国他乡的快乐啦哈哈!不过这是我们第一次相遇,但绝对不是最后一次相聚!
YU J
YU J
2021-08-28
很棒的旅游体验-Kathmandu 一直有想去尼泊尔旅行的想法,前些日子终于下决心仔细研究了,人生地不熟的,问了朋友的朋友有没有旅行社推荐,就推荐了这家,英文名NBM中文名大山旅游,老板中文名也叫大山,感觉对中国文化很有研究,让我们这种出国游的感觉很安心。老板很靠谱,给安排了懂中文的向导,沟通很顺利,人也很亲切。不得不说尼泊尔景色真不错,适合放松身心,有机会的话还会再来,也会多推荐大山旅游的。
Tina B.
Tina B.
2019-12-14
Great if you have limited time to visit the city I was in Nepal in November and after a trek of 10 days I only had 1 and a half day to visit Kathmandu. I found out many places to visit in Kathmandu are far from each other (5 to 10 km) and walking between places is not an option (heavy traffic). So I decided to book a private tour (I was a solo traveller) and had a great experience. My guide Raj took me to all the important places , UNESCO sites, and explained everything about the place we were visiting. I would recommend this tour to anyone who has limited time to explore the city. -1 point as the guides will take you to shop/restaurant they have an agreement with, I didn't mind the shop as they don't force you to buy anything, but I would have wanted to choose the restaurant by myself
Hari r
Hari r
2019-07-25
Cable Car Trip near Kathmandu Me and my friends travelled Kathmandu this July and we went for a short distance trip to Chandragiri Hill. Cable Car took us to Chandragiri hill, which is best to escape from hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. The view of Kathmandu was beautiful as rain cleared up the sky. The guide we were provided was professional and he told us incredible stories of the hill. Overall it was fantastic trip.
Bindu B
Bindu B
2019-07-25
Trekking, Local, culture views and sites 5 days in Nepal trek was awesome. We went to Sundarijal, then to Chisapani walking a lot of stairs and then to Nagarkot. We could see beautiful peaks from Dhaulagiri to Everest. People at Sundarijal seem very friendly. All in all, our trek was very nice and we enjoyed it very much.
Stephanie H
Stephanie H
2019-07-18
Amazing Trip! Thank you to the folks at NBM Travel for an awesome trip to Nepal! Shristi was incredibly helpful with coordinating everything and answering all of my silly logistical questions from the moment I booked the trip. My tour guide Mani provided so much support on the tour, from sharing his knowledge about Nepali culture and history, to helping me find souvenirs at a good price, to rearranging our itinerary when we had weather delays. I chose this tour specifically to learn about the many cultures and lifestyles of Nepal and was not disappointed. Each location was so different from the last - Kathmandu is the chaotic capital, Chitwan is a gorgeous jungle where you’ll see animals that you’d never expect to see up close in real life (still can’t believe how close I was to crocodiles and a rhino!), and Pokhara feels like a cute beach resort. We were unable to go to Lumbini due to weather, so we spent an extra day in Pokhara and an extra day in Kathmandu, which worked out fine for relaxing and shopping. Even the bus rides between cities were interesting because you could see examples of life in the countryside and some really cool landscapes. There was a decent balance of sightseeing and free time, and I really liked each of the hotels we stayed at. If you are interested in learning about Nepal beyond trekking, this is a great introduction. They have such an interesting diversity and unique history, I wish more people knew about it!If you go in July, like I did, you’ll likely catch some rain (monsoon season), so make sure you pack accordingly! Rain boots, rain coat, and quick dry pants worked well on rainy days and the boat tour/jungle trek in Chitwan, plus a few pairs of comfortable pants and a pair of sandals for sunny days. Don’t let the name “monsoon” scare you off from coming if this is the only time of year you can go. You’ll still see, do, and eat a lot! (Make sure you have dal bhat and momo while you are here...they are the best!)
Swostika M
Swostika M
2019-07-08
Exciting trip in cable car Had a experience of such a steep cable car. The trip was exciting and the mountain view was worth the travel.

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