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Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

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    • A pleasant and most scenic air journey to picturesque Annapurna base camp.
    • Stand amidst glorious scenery within towering Mountain range of Annapurna’s.
    • The only eight thousand meters mountain base camps with nice cozy lodges.
    • Short and scenic flight above beautiful country of hills, valleys and deep gorge.
    • Enjoy the spectacular views of Annapurna, Manaslu as far towards Dhaulagiri


ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP HELICOPTER TOUR stand amidst towering mountain range of Annapurna Himalayas’
Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour, the shortest and most beautiful flight to enchantment, facing unbelievable panoramic views. Annapurna Himalaya and its range of peaks, the closest mountains from Pokhara, and a scenic city full of charm and beauty. Pokhara a renowned tourist destination for foreign and domestic visitors, blessed with natural wonders of rolling hills, mountains and lakes. Himalayan Forever Treks Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour, operates from this lovely Pokhara city airport. A flight with air distance is just 37 km or 23 miles; covering the whole trip in less than an hour on Helicopter. 
Where’s for trekkers, the walking distance of 81 km / 50 miles, taking a week or more days. An ideal way to be amidst spectacular surrounding at Annapurna Sanctuary and base camp in less than an hour. In the comfort of spacious seating on a chopper, facing breathtaking views of Nepal Mid-West country landscapes with Himalayan peaks. 
The landing leads close beneath Mt. Annapurna-I rises at 8,091 m / 26,545 feet high. Mt. Annapurna-I, the first eight thousander meters mountains ever climbed in the history of mountaineering by French Expeditions in 1950’s.
At Annapurna Base Camp standing close within giant peaks of Annapurna-I, Vara Shikar / Annapurna Fang, Gangapurna Himal. Includes an array of peaks of great Annapurna Himalaya massif, enjoy the views having warm refreshments.
Return journey on the same scenic route overlooking grand vista of beautiful country’s landscapes and lovely hill villages. Reaching back at Pokhara city airport and transfer to your hotels, after a magnificent morning on Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour.

Important Note

Tour Grade: Leisure, short walks with touch of high altitude.
Highest landing spot: At Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m / 13,550 feet high.                                             
Flight duration: Maximum 1-2 hours, both ways as weather permits.
Type of Helicopter:  AS 350 B series of helicopters of Euro-Copter, France popular world-wide and Ecureuil model or similar types. 
Stops and Landing: At Annapurna Base Camp and back to Pokhara.
Maximum Seating: 4-5 passengers with spacious wide seating beside pilot.
Best Seasons for Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour:
Nearly all seasons of the year, spring, pre-summer, and autumn/fall as well as winter time also. But during mid-summer of monsoon wet months from middle June to August months. The most favorable time is in spring from March to May, when days are longer with enough sun shining. 
Can be cloudy and windy afternoon, the next best season is autumn/fall. Days are fine and crystal clear for views and scenic joy ride on a helicopter, but shorter days due to limited sunshine hours. Interested people can join in for Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour during winter time of December to February also. Most days are clear and fine, but very cold mornings and late afternoons.

Trip Itinerary

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.

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    • Private transportation hotel / airport / hotel.
    • Comprehensive medical kits and portable oxygen on request, but most helicopter carries a small oxygen cylinder for emergency purpose.
    • Helicopter fare as per the number of passengers.

Doesn't Include

    • Nepal Visa-Personal travel and medical insurance.
    • Expenses of personal nature and gratitude (tips) hard / soft drinks including breakfast at ABC as time permits.
    • Personal gear and medical kit.
    • Hotel accommodation and meals in Pokhara.

Frequently Asked Questions

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. 

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