Pickup time by 6:30 a.m. Flight Time from 7 to 8 a.m. as weather wise. Duration of flight with stops: 1-2 hours. Back to Hotel by 8 a.m. or 9 a.m. Flight distance of 37 k.m. / 23 miles from Pokhara to ABC and the Sanctuary one way.
Morning as time for transfer to Pokhara domestic airport, a short drive to the airport terminal. After security formalities head towards Helipad, where airlines staff and pilot welcomes you with introduction. Board on a well seated and spacious chopper according to group size, and then getting ready for the exciting flight.
During flight enjoy super views of Pokhara city and the scenic valley, rising high views of Annapurna and Manaslu Himalayas. Includes superb close views of majestic Machhapuchare Himal, the famed Fish Tail that dominates the Pokhara valley. The view extends as far towards Mt. Dhaulagiri in the west, as the chopper heads straight north above rolling hills. Then swirls around beautiful Annapurna Sanctuary enclosed by giant peaks of Annapurna’s, the makes a soft, safe landing.
Enjoy the spectacular panorama of Annapurna group of peaks, standing close beneath towering Mt. Annapurna-I, the world’s 10th highest peaks.
Annapurna base camp the only 8,000 m mountain base camp with warm and cozy lodges with wide range of food menu. Enjoy the scenic views as far as your eyes can reach with warm refreshing drinks, then fly back to Pokhara. After a delightful refreshing morning on Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour.
With more than 5 passengers, for above 6 to 10, chartering another helicopter, but with 5-6 on the same chopper. The pilot does the shuttles to and from as the weather permits, even in the best season of the year. So that every passengers can enjoy the views and experience the whole trip landing at Annapurna Base Camp.
Depending upon the seasons, but mostly for all seasons carry a light day pack with necessary items for the morning trip. Wearing warm clothes, down jacket, sun hat and woolen tops, scarf, sun-glass and sun-blocks. On higher altitude the sun is bright with strong UV, needs protection against the bright sunlight.
Wearing boots, or sport shoes, might need to walk for short distance at Annapurna Base Camp. As well some money for refreshment drinks and breakfast at the base camp.
At least a month ahead or minimum of a week or few days, after paying the amount charged for the flight. Full payment should be made before boarding the helicopter for Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter tour. The cost depends upon the number of passengers or for chartering as private for one family or friends.
Yes you can carry a packed breakfast, but it will be cold to consume but can carry with you. Enjoy the breakfast wherever the landing spot is on the tour, preferable places is at Annapurna Base Camp. Houses several lodges, having restaurants, enjoy great time as weather permitting and pilot decisions.