You are just 30 km crow flying distance away from Annapurna base camp when you are in Pokhara. An hr of helicopter round trip can give you the joy of stepping in the Annapurna base camp. If you trek, it will take about 10 days to get there and back. This helicopter tour is also cost effective as it is available on group joining basis during the peak season.
Just don’t see the Himalayas from a distance but step in and feel it. Annapurna base camp is conical valley surround in all 360 degree by majestic snow peaks.
ABC Helicopter sightseeing experience
Annapurna base camp is a valley surrounded by loftiest snow peaks including the 10th highest in the world, the Annapurna I (8,091 m). The entire flying time is panoramic thrill with aerial view of Pokhara valley and up close view of the snow peaks of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. The helicopter leaves Pokhara valley and follows the Modi River valley rich with views of Rhododendron forests, waterfalls, charming villages and terraced farmlands. The flight then passes through the valley wedged between Annapurna South and Mt Fishtail to the Annapurna base camp surrounded by snow peaks in all 360. Touch the 4,200 m ground and enjoy the most brilliant view in the Himalayas. Enjoy breakfast with the world's highest mountain in front of you.
USD 480 / person & $2,200 for Charter
: Pokhara and back (possible to organize it from Kathmandu)
: About 1½
: Any (Individuals can join the group available everyday during the peak season). For private trip maxm 5 (depending upon weight) people can fly in one Helicopter.
: Autumn and Spring are the best times. But this tour could be done throughout the winter months of December, January and February as winter days are mostly warm and sunny.
ABC Helicopter Tour Outline
Drive to the Airport - 10 minutes
Fly from the airport for Annapurna base camp
Explore Annapurna base camp
Fly back to Pokhara
Land at Pokhara airport
Drive back to hotel
This is just a tentative itinerary. The flight is more or less about 1½ hours.
Pick up and drop ( Hotel - Airport ).
5 seat helicopter on sharing or charter.
Annapurna conservation and other permits.
All government taxes.
Oxygen Cylinder in case of emergency.
15 - 30 Minutes landing at Annapurna Base camp.
Insurance coverage for medical.
Delay or bad weather. 100 % refund if the flight doesn't take off.
Breakfast (About USD 12)
Personal Gear Down jackets and other equipment.
360° view from Annapurna Base Camp
Kori Danda Heli Tour from Pokhara
Kori Danda (3,800 m) at the base of Lamjung Himal is one of the most pristine alpine ridgetops in the Lap of Annapurna. The view point offers magnificent views of Mt fishtail, Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal. A helicopter flight to Kori Danda is also an opportunity for an aerial view of Pokhara valley and the amazing Himalayan terrain. Stepping on the ground above clouds with daunting peaks next to you is a lifetime experience. With price as low as 220 / person, Kori Danda helicopter tour is the shortest and the most cost effective Helicopter tour of the Himalayas.
USD 280 / person & $1,100 for Charter
Dates : 15, 16, 17 Dec
From : Pokhara and back (possible to organize it from Kathmandu) Duration : 30 minutes round trip No of Pax : Any (Individuals can join the group available everyday during the peak season). For private trip maxm 4 - 6 (depending upon weight) people can fly in one Helicopter.
One of the memorable highlights of our recent visit to Nepal was an hour-long helicopter trip from Pokhara to the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). ABC, which is at an elevation of .... meters and which used to be previously accessible only after an arduous week-long trip from Pokhara, is now barely a 15-minute helicopter ride away. We thoroughly enjoyed the heli-ride as well as the half-an-hour sojourn at the ABC, with its 360-degree view of imposing snow-capped mountains all around. Will cherish the experience for a long time to come...
Krishnan Chandrasekhar - USA - 28 April 2019
I was connected to Rabi and have absolutely no regrets. He is incredibly knowledgeable about all things Nepal whether its trekking or food. I told him of wanting to see the Himalayas up close and he told me about the helicopter tour where you get to actually land at Annapurna Base Camp. Without skipping a beat, he booked everything for me including a car to pick me up. All I had to do was actually show up. And wow what an experience! To see the Himalayas up close to you was amazing....
* Short and easy trek
* For senior and family with kids.
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