Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Trip Facts

  • Cost Start FromUS$ 350 per person
  • Duration 1 Hours
  • TransportationNA
  • DestinationNepal
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About Trip

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour is the fastest and excellent way to explore the fascinating beauty of the Annapurna region in a short interval of time. It is the ideal option for the travel enthusiasts who dream to reach the base of Mt. Annapurna but are bounded by the time limit or the physical health condition. Further, this is an easy and luxurious alternative to one of the popular Annapurna Base Camp Trek. 


Located at an elevation of 4130m Annapurna Base Camp is one of the major tourist destinations of Nepal and it is the dream of every traveler to reach this destination once in their lifetime. However, despite having the deep interest of landing at the base of Annapurna Base Camp some of the travelers may not be able to do so due to the limited time or health condition. For them, the ABC Helicopter Tour is the best choice to explore the Himalayan beauty of the Annapurna region.

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour is suitable for people of any age group. A kid to the elderly people can choose this scenic flight across the lush forest and villages of the Annapurna region. This Heli tour is perfect for the one who prefers to walk less and see more.

The scenic flight to Annapurna Base Camp either starts from Pokhara or Kathmandu. Depending on your preference you can customize your helicopter tour to Annapurna Base Camp. About one hour of helicopter flight from Pokhara one can reach Annapurna Base Camp and it takes about 3 hours to complete the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu.

Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour offers you the magnificent views of the popular highest peaks of Nepal such as Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Mount Manaslu, and many more. One of the most admirable destinations by helicopter, Annapurna Base Camp is popular among all the travel enthusiasts in the world. Flying over the forests, beautiful villages, meandering rivers, and cultivated terrains Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour leave you with many wonderful and unforgettable memories. The areal view of vibrant Rhododendron forests and cascading waterfalls of the Annapurna is really something that one shouldn’t miss in the lifetime.


Best season to visit Annapurna Base Camp

You can visit Annapurna Base Camp throughout the year, however, it is recommended not to visit Annapurna Base Camp during the monsoon season. 

In Nepal Monsoon starts from mid-June and ends by mid-September. During this season one can witness heavy rainfall, heavy clouds, and thunderstorm. Weather in mountains during this time is often unpredictable causing difficulty in flying. Dense fog and cloud stop you to have clear views of the beautiful nature in Annapurna.

March, April, and May are the best months for the helicopter to Annapurna Base Camp. During these months, the weather is warm and you can also witness the radiant and vibrant Rhododendron forest. 

October-February offers the best views. The sky is clear with fine weather. Nights and early morning temperatures go below freezing however, the days are normally sunny. The astonishing view of nature during this month makes your trip even more exciting and reminiscing.


Equipment to carry during Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour

  1. Small day pack
  2. Sunscreen and lip balms
  3. Sunglasses
  4. Sunhat
  5. Warm socks, shoes, and clothes for a day
  6. Light snacks, chocolates, and drinks
  7. Mineral water
  8. Excellent camera to capture memories


How much weight does the flight to Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour can handle at once?

Each of the helicopters has the weight limit and so does the flight to Annapurna Base Camp. The commercial flight to Annapurna Base Camp can handle a maximum of 5 people at once. 100kg/person is the average weight for a helicopter ride to Annapurna vase Camp. The total capacity of a helicopter is 500kg. 


How much does it cost for Annapurna Base Camp Landing Tour?

The cost of your trip to Annapurna Base camp depends on your departure from Kathmandu or Pokhara. If you choose to depart from Pokhara then it may cost around 350 dollars per person and the tour is available on a group basis. However, if you want to charter the helicopter on a private basis from Pokhara then it may cost around 2000 USD.

If you choose to depart from Kathmandu then it is quite difficult to find a group for the helicopter ride, but if you find a group then you can join them. Joining the group, the total cost is distributed among the group members. Further choosing the private charter helicopter tour from Kathmandu cost around 3500 USD.


What are the booking requirements for Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

For booking the trip you can contact us by phone or email. You can make an inquiry before your trip. Then you have to provide your full credentials or copy of your passport. You should also have to give your weight details so that the travel company can preplan your group trips by doing proper weight distribution. Depending on the preference of different travel company you have to deposit 10 to 20 percent advance amount while booking the trip.

How can I make a payment to book Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour?

Depending upon your choice you can make a payment by cash or bank transfer or using cards such as visa, debit, credit, Mastercard, American Express. Most of the travel companies in Nepal provide you all of these payment methods.  Using any of the suitable payment methods you can easily book Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour. Some travel companies provide you the online payment form also which makes payment easy.


Is there oxygen available on the helicopter in case required?

Yes, of course, the helicopter you ride in always has the stock of supplementary oxygen and you can use it whenever an emergency occurs.


What can I expect from the Heli tour to Annapurna Base Camp?

You can expect the adventure of flying over the mountains during this tour. The breathtaking natural and scenic views never fail to impress you. The view of groves of trees on the hills followed by snow-capped mountains and the stunning farmlands nearing the beautiful tranquil lakes are some of the wonders you will not miss on your heli tour to ABC.

What are the permits required for Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour?

During the helicopter tour to Annapurna Base Camp, you will be flying over the protected areas of the Annapurna Conservation Area project. Thus you will need the Annapurna Conservation Area trek permit. You should also carry a TIMS card along with you. Most of the local travel company in Nepal include the cost of these permits in the helicopter tour package you book. So, a travel company from where you book the trip will arrange these permits for you before your tour. For this, you have to forward a copy of your valid passport and two passport-sized photographs.


Last Minute Booking / inquire for this trip

You can call us ( +9779849023179 - Dipak Pande) and WhatsApp, Viber, WeChat, and line available @ 24 hrs or email

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:ABC helicopter tour

Cost Includes

  • Airport transfer (pick up/ drop) during tours.
  • Helicopter Charter cost to Everest Base Camp Tour on sharing base (max 5 Person)
  • Landing at the famous Annapurna base camp for 10-15 min but enough time to take a picture and see the mountain.
  • First Aid kit box and oxygen cylinder for an Emergency case
  • Domestic airport departure taxes/fees.
  • All government tax and fees.
  • Company service charges and fees.

Cost Excludes

  • Meal (Breakfast/lunch) in Annapurna base camp during the trip.
  • Life and medical insurance during the trip
  • Personal expense on a trip.
  • Food, Hard and soft drinks during the tours.
  • Tips etc.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01ABC helicopter tour Annapurna base camp helicopter tour with landing