Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Pokhara

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Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter is the perfect best helicopter day tour for those who want to experience mountains and their altitude but don’t want to walk for 7-8 days. It is situated at an altitude of 4,130m / 13549ft and the camp is surrounded by Mt. Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Fishtail, and Hiunchuli.
 Mount Annapurna-I is the world’s 10th highest peak with an elevation of 8,091m (26,545 ft). It is the easiest and fastest way to reach the Mt Annapurna range. Annapurna Base camp helicopter tour is one of the most popular helicopter tours in Nepal. Thousand of domestic as well as an international tourist visit Annapurna Base Camp throughout the year.

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour Overview 

Helicopter Flight start: Pokhara 

Helicopter Flight end: Pokhara 

Total Trip Duration: 2-2.5 hours 

Maximum Altitude 4,130m / 13549ft
Required Fitness Level: No need for any physical fitness 

Helicopter Landing Point: Annapurna Base Camp on the bank of Annapurna Glacier

Group Size: Maximum 5 people on one flight (in  One helicopter)

Best Month: Whole Year (Except dense foggy time)


We pick up you from your place and drive to Pokhara Airport, after checking out of weight and baggage, the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter ride starts towards the north with seeing mount Fishtail as well as Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu range.

As we fly from Pokhara airport we will see the beautiful Pokhara valley below, Phewa lake to the south, and Begnas lake to the east as well as the panoramic view of high Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu Himalaya range to the north. . We can also have some of the Himalayan views on the trail and they are the world’s 7th highest peak Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m) range, the 8th highest peak Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m) range, and the 10th highest peak Mt. Annapurna-I (8,091 m)range

During the Helicopter trip to Annapurna Base Camp, watching like birds our journey continues to the Annapurna Base Camp, passing through the many dense forests, gorges, villages, and rivers. we will pass several village dance Rhododendron and pine forests.  

On the helicopter tour to Annapurna Base Camp, we will be heading with closely observing the major places of Annapurna Base Camp Trek such as Pothana, Landruk, Ghandruk, Chhomrong Sinuwa, Bambo, Delurali, and Machhapuchhre (On Fishtail) On Base On Camp. likewise, we will reach Annapurna Base Camp after crossing the deep gorge of Mount Annapurna South and Mount Fishtail. 

The view of the snow Caps Mountains over there will make everyone fall in love with that place. Landing at the base camp of Annapurna offers a 360° view of the snow Cap Mountains.

The view of sunrise and sunset from Annapurna base camp is one of the best things you have ever experienced. The color combination of the nature in the mountain is amazing.

After visiting Annapurna Base Camp spending around half an hour we will fly back to Pokhara same route. We can have a beautiful view of Pokhara city as well as the east and south ranges on the flight.

If you go for sunrise or sunset light of sunrise and sunset in the peak makes the surrounding gold and red will cherish everyone’s heart.

The city is surrounded by beautiful lakes, green hills, and snowcapped mountains which attract many tourists towards it. On the flight, we can enjoy the beautiful views of Lakes such as Fewa Lake, Begnas Lake, and Rupa Lake.


Savor the breathtaking vistas of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, II, Mt. Machhapuchhre, and many more.

Lovely aerial panorama of the Pokhara Valley.

An aerial view of the dense rhododendron forests and the Annapurna Conservation Area.

Savor the beauty of Annapurna I lighted at sunrise (8,091 meters).

Savor the scenery of the Himalaya, beautiful rural farmlands, and quaint Gurung villages, including Ghandruk, Chhomrong, Deurali, and Bamboo.

Soar above the world's deepest gorge, the Kali Gandaki.

Landing at Annapurna Base Camp


As the helicopter softly touches down the mountain breeze welcomes you with a coolness, infused with the fragrance of pine and soil. Stepping off onto the helipad you're immediately mesmerized by the magnificence of the Annapurna range towering above forming a circle of snow covered summits, around you.

Panoramic Views:

The view, from the base camp spanning 360 degrees is absolutely stunning. The towering peaks such as Annapurna I (8,091m) Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre and Hiunchuli form a backdrop, against the clear blue sky. The immense size and grandeur of these mountains inspire a sense of awe and humility.


You'll naturally feel compelled to explore the surroundings maybe taking a stroll, along the pathways that lead to breathtaking viewpoints. While exploring the camp you may come across hikers who have completed their journey, on foot sharing their tales and exchanging warm smiles in this extraordinary moment of wonder.

Photography and Reflection:

Every corner provides a chance to capture a photo. The interplay of sunlight, on the mountaintops the striking difference between the snow and the vivid colors of the scenery and the peacefulness of the environment are all instances that you'll want to seize, relish and share, with others.


Flight time 6:30 to 7:00:
We will pick you up from the hotel you are in Pokhara and drive to the flight area at 6:30 and we will take off our flight. You will enjoy the flight with an amazing view of Pokhara city and forest covered with rhododendron, and a lake beautiful view of snow caps.

Reaching the base at 7:30:

After 30 mins of flight, we will reach the beautiful station of Annapurna Base Camp. We can see snow all around us. The camp is surrounded by Mt. Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Fishtail, and Hiunchuli. We will have a great time in a helicopter with a scene of a white snow mountain.

At the base camp 7:40 to 8:40

At the base we can enjoy the snow; we can play with snow and enjoy the view of the mountains. We can have the best view of Annapurna from the base camp. We will have 1hrs time to explore and trek around Annapurna Base Camp and take panoramic videos, and pictures.

Flight back to Pokhara:

After exploring and hiking for around 1hrs in the Annapurna Base Camp. We will get ready for the flight back to Pokhara. We will take off our flight at 9:00 from the Annapurna base camp. We will take our flight around the Annapurna where we can see Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m) range and Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m) range. We will reach Pokhara at 9:30 successfully and carefully. After that, we will end our short memorable one-day Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter trek over there.

Included & Excluded Items in the Trip Package


  • Helicopter flights from Pokhara Airport to Annapurna Base Camp to Pokhara Airport.

    Pilot's salary, insurance meals.

    Helicopter fuel and all related charges.

    Government taxes and service charges. 

    Pick-up and drop-off services are provided from hotels around Lakeside


Reasons why you should do this Helicopter Tour


Taking a helicopter tour is an option if you have limited time or less trekking experience. It drastically cuts down on travel time compared to hiking to ABC. Within a few hours you can reach the base camp admire its beauty and head back, to Pokhara. This allows you to make the most of your exploration in a period of time.

Unparalleled Views:

The helicopter ride offers breathtaking bird's eye views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges giving you a perspective that cannot be matched on the ground. From, up high you'll witness the beauty and vastness of the Himalayas allowing for photo moments and an immersive encounter, with the landscape.

Exclusivity and Comfort:

Helicopter tours provide a level of comfort and luxury. You will glide through the sky in an controlled setting avoiding the demands of hiking at high altitudes. This exclusiveness enables a encounter, with the mountains while ensuring utmost comfort.

Accessibility for Everyone:

Unlike hiking which demands a degree of strength and adjustment to high altitudes taking a helicopter tour is suitable, for people of different ages and fitness levels. It provides the chance, for individuals who may not be capable of embarking on a hike to still experience the awe inspiring grandeur of the Himalayas from a distance.

Personalized Experience:

Helicopter tours offer a deal of flexibility to accommodate your preferences. Whether you're seeking an escapade, a fun filled family outing or an exciting group expedition the itinerary can be customized to suit your needs and desires.

Unique experience:

For many individuals the Annapurna Base Camp is a dream they hold dear throughout their lives. Opting for a helicopter excursion offers an indelible method to fulfill this aspiration enabling you to experience the grandeur of the Himalayas in a manner that evokes an adventure.

Weather details for this Tour

Best Seasons:

Spring (March to May):

During this time of the year we experience weather with suitable temperatures. The beautiful rhododendrons start to bloom. The weather remains generally stable. We are fortunate to have skies, which allow us to fully appreciate the panoramic views of the majestic Himalayas.

Autumn (September to November):

The Annapurna region is widely regarded as the time, for trekking and helicopter tours. During this season the weather tends to be dry and clear allowing for breathtaking mountain views unobstructed by monsoon rains.

Favorable weather Conditions:

Clear Skies:

Good weather is essential, for helicopter tours because it guarantees views of the mountain peaks and creates a flying environment.

Low Winds:

Safe helicopter flights, in areas are best conducted under low wind conditions as the wind patterns in such regions can often be unpredictable.

Minimal Precipitation:

Although a helicopter tour can still take place in rain or snow it is generally better to have precipitation, for safety reasons and to ensure clear views during the flight.


Monsoon Season (June to August):

During the monsoon season there is an increase, in rainfall and clouds which can lead to reduced visibility and a higher likelihood of flight cancellations because of weather conditions. It is advisable to avoid helicopter tours during this period due, to the nature of the weather.

Winter (December to February):

While winter offers clear skies and beautiful views, it brings colder temperatures and the possibility of snowfall. Flight operations might be affected by snow and low temperatures, so careful consideration and monitoring of weather forecasts are necessary.

Temperatures at Annapurna Base Camp

SeasonsDaytime Temperature
Spring (March to May)5°C to 15°C (41°F to 59°F)
Summer (June to August)8°C to 12°C (46°F to 54°F)
Autumn (September to November)
3°C to 10°C (37°F to 50°F)
Winter (December to February)
-5°C to 5°C (23°F to 41°F)

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter tour package price

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Helicopter Tour Cost Depends on the group size. if you are joining the group the cost will be USD300. If you want a private helicopter tour with family and friends the cost will be 1500 USD

Sharing Helicopter vs. Private Helicopter

You can do this Helicopter Tour by either sharing with others or by booking a Helicopter according to your preferences. However, Sharing and booking a private Helicopter for a tour has its own merits and demerits as well. Sharing a helicopter is budget-friendly and makes Everest even easier to reach. It also offers multiple landing means you can observe the view from both air and ground. The demerit of sharing a helicopter; is you might have to wait a little longer for others to join in a group with you.

Touring from a private helicopter might be a little costly but you will receive maximum flexibility on the tour by privately booking the helicopter. You can completely customize the date of the flight, stopping places, and the amount of time you want to spend at different stopping places. If you have your own group for visiting the Everest base camp then it is better to go in a Private Helicopter with family and friends. The helicopter's maximum ride is 5 people on one flight.

What to take with you for the Helicopter Tour

Packing for a helicopter tour to Annapurna Base Camp requires careful consideration due to the varying weather conditions and the necessity to travel light because of the weight limit for the helicopter flight. Here is a list of essential items for the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour:

  • Clothing

Small Day Pack

Down Jacket

Shoes (wearing)

Inner and Outer layer gloves

Water Bottle

100% UV rays UV-protected sunglasses

Scarfs, shawl

Warm hat or Woolen hat

Snacks or Chocolate bar 

  • Electronics



Electrical adapters

Power bank

The weight limit for the helicopter tour

The helicopter can carry 5 passengers with a combined weight of up to 500 kg.



About Meal

Upon landing at the helipad at Annapurna Base Camp, you'll typically have around 15-20 minutes to refresh and enjoy some food or drinks if you wish. You can find these refreshments at the Annapurna Base Camp Hotel.

Local Nepali Cuisine:

Momos: Dumplings, whether steamed or fried are parcels filled with a choice of flavorful vegetables or succulent meat. They are typically served alongside a variety of dipping sauces to enhance the taste experience.
Thukpa: Noodle soup with vegetables or meat, perfect for warming up in the colder temperatures.

Western Dishes:

Pasta and Pizza: Some tea houses offer simple pasta dishes or pizzas made with local ingredients.
Sandwiches and Burgers: Basic sandwiches or burgers might be available, though with limited options.

Breakfast Items:

Eggs: Often available cooked to order (boiled, fried, scrambled).
Pancakes or Porridge: Simple breakfast options to start your day.


Tea and Coffee: A variety of hot beverages, including Nepali tea, masala chai, and instant coffee.
Soft Drinks and Bottled Water: Limited availability, especially at higher altitudes.


Snack Bars and Chocolate: Basic snack options for a quick energy boost.
Local Snacks: Some places might offer local snacks like roasted peanuts, popcorn, or dried fruits.

Yes, the flight is short and sweet and it is safe. The flight will only start after checking the weather and the direction of the wind. The flight trail is also a very easy way. So, there won’t feel any unsafe.

In total it is around 2:30 hrs trek from Pokhara including 30mins to reach and 30 mins to return.

Annapurna Base Camp lies around 45km air distance from Pokhara Airport.

From Pokhara, it will take around 30 minutes to reach Annapurna Base Camp by helicopter. However, if the flight directly flew to the base camp without exploring anywhere then it will take 20 mins. If the flight explores the beautiful hills to have a lakes view, and mountains view then I will take 30min.

No, we will not stop our flight anywhere in between to reach the Annapurna Base Camp helicopter. It is just 45km away from Pokhara to Base camp. So, we will stop directly at the camp.

In short, you can directly go through the Bold Himalaya website and search Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour and book the tour with 20% of advance payment booking or call us at +977-9849615880 or you can fix your date and time and massage us or chat with us and submit the details form. 

The maximum altitude we will reach during the flight is around 6000m.

Yes, you will have a grade chance to have taken a beautiful scene of lakes, mountains, and green hills from the helicopter. The view will be mind-blowing from the above.