Mardi Himal Base Camp Helicopter Tour

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The Mardi Himal Helicopter Tour is a new helicopter trip from Pokhara. Mardi Himal (5,587 meters), Machhapuchhre (6,993 meters), Dhaulagiri (8,167 meters), Annapurna Ranges, Gangapurna, Singu Chuli, Hiunchuli, Khangsar Kang, Tare Kang Glacier Dome, and other significant mountains will be visible during this Mardi Heli trip. 

This helicopter tour takes you to an altitude of 4,500 meters above sea level. It serves as the base camp for the Mardi Himal (5,587 meters), one of Nepal's most popular locations for visitors from all over the world. This tour departs from Pokhara and takes around 15 to 20 minutes from Pokhara airport to Mardi base camp. 

The Mardi Himal Base Camp Helicopter tour offers an easier and cheaper choice compared to the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter tour. Instead of taking the trek to the mountain this helicopter ride takes you directly to the stunning Mardi Himal Base Camp, where you can marvel at the majestic mountains up close. This helicopter tour is ideal, for those who have limited time or are unable to complete the trekking route. 

Helicopter Tour with Pokhara Exploration

Flying over the Pokhara Valley in a helicopter is an experience that unveils a breathtaking display of natural splendor beneath you. As you soar higher into the sky the mesmerizing turquoise waters of Phewa Lake come into view embraced by lush emerald hills and the charming town of Pokhara. The Annapurna and Machapuchare mountain ranges serve as a backdrop their snow-capped peaks shimmering brilliantly under the sunlight. 

From this vantage point, every intricate detail of the valley topography becomes terraced fields, picturesque villages, and meandering trails weave together to form a captivating tapestry, on the landscape. The vibrant colors that paint this valley combined with the ambiance of the lake and towering mountains create a spectacle of beauty. Embarking on this helicopter journey provides an opportunity to witness Pokhara's diverse geography from its tranquil lakeside setting to its rugged mountainous terrain leaving an indelible mark in your memory as a mesmerizing adventure, like no other.

Highlights of Mardi Himal Base Camp Helicopter Tour

  • From the helicopter, enjoy amazing views of majestic peaks such as Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna, Lamjung, and others.
  • From above, take in the Annapurna Sanctuary and its trail.
  • Alternative to the Helicopter Tour to Annapurna Base Camp.
  • The Annapurna Massif is seen from Mardi Base Camp.
  • Without trekking for days, you can reach the Mardi Himal's base.
  • View from above of the Pokhara Valley and its lake.
  • Stand beneath the famous Mount Machhapuchare, often known as Fishtail.
  • Take in the views of Dhampus, the World Peace stupa, Sarangkot, and many more.


7;30 AM

Have breakfast, at a hotel in Pokhara.

8;00 AM

Meet up at the assigned helipad in Pokhara for a briefing before our flight and to go over safety instructions.

8;30 AM

Get on the helicopter and get ready, for an adventure.

8;30 AM, to 9;00 AM

Prepare to be amazed, by the views of Phewa Lake, the city, and the breathtaking surroundings as you ascend. As you transition from the fields to the foothills of the Annapurna range you'll witness a captivating transformation.

The adventure commences with a view of Pokhara Valley and the peaceful Phewa Lake. As your flight continues a spellbinding panorama unfolds before your eyes showcasing terraced fields and villages nestled amidst rolling hills and meandering rivers gracefully flowing through valleys. However, it is when your helicopter approaches the peaks of the Annapurna massif that an unforgettable moment awaits. The sight of mountains like Machhapuchhre, with their snow covered summits will leave you in awe as they proudly dominate and adorn the skyline with their magnificence.

At 9:00 AM: 

During our helicopter tour, we will arrive at the Mardi Himal Base Camp. Enjoy the stunning vistas for a little while longer and take some pictures of the nearby peaks. 

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM: 

Take advantage of this opportunity to explore the landing site at Mardi Himal Base Camp. Enjoy the beauty of the flora, lose yourself in the peace of nature, and treasure quiet moments. 

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM:

We will set off on our return trip to Pokhara between 10:00 and 10:30 in the morning, along the scenic route that passes by Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Mountain), the Annapurna range, and the verdant woods below.

10:30 AM:

The helicopter tour experience will come to a close when we return to Pokhara helipad around 10:30 AM near Mardi Himal.

Included & Excluded Items in the Trip Package



Temperatures at Mardi Himal base camp


Daytime Temperature


0°C to 5°C (32°F to 41°F)


5°C to 10°C (41°F to 50°F)


10°C to 15°C (50°F to 59°F)


5°C to 10°C (41°F to 50°F)

Reasons to do the Mardi Himal Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Unmatched Scenery;

Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas from a viewpoint. The helicopter tour offers vistas of Mardi Himal showcasing its peaks lush landscapes and the surrounding Annapurna range providing an extraordinary visual treat.

Time Saving Adventure;

For those, with time or physical limitations the helicopter tour provides a way to witness the magnificence of Mardi Himal without undertaking a lengthy trek. It condenses the experience into a few hours allowing you to soak in the Himalayan scenery swiftly.

Experience of Exclusivity and Intimacy;

This tour ensures a unique experience by capping the number of passengers per helicopter. You will be well-cared for, have lots of room, and take in vistas that complement the whole experience.

Safety and Comfort;

Ensuring security is crucial. This trip emphasizes the importance of excellent safety precautions. You can feel confident knowing that your flight will be safe and sound because modern helicopters have pilots on board. Additionally, the cabins have heating systems installed to make your stay comfortable even in inclement weather.

Appealing All Year Round;

No matter what time of year it is this tour offers something, for everyone. Whether you want to witness the snow covered landscapes of winter enjoy the blossoming beauty of spring immerse yourself in greenery during summer or take in the weather of autumn Mardi Himal's enchanting beauty awaits you throughout the year.

Accessibility and Convenience;

Departing from Pokhara—a city renowned for its splendor and proximity to the Annapurna region—this tour ensures accessibility for travelers. The convenience of a helicopter ride eliminates the need for treks opening up this experience to a wide range of visitors.

Unique Exploration;

Touching down at Mardi Himal Base Camp grants you an opportunity for exploration. Take in the ambiance of the Himalayas capture photographs that encapsulate its beauty and relish a tranquil moment in one of Nepal's most captivating locations.

Minimal Environmental Impact;

Compared to trekking groups helicopter tours have an ecological footprint. This means that your journey will have an impact, on the ecosystems found amidst the grandeur of the Himalayas.

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.

Packing list for Mardi Himal Base Camp Helicopter Tour


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 




Electrical adapters

Power bank

Weight Limit

Since Mardi Himal is not at an extreme altitude, the helicopter can comfortably carry a combined weight of up to 500 kg.


About Meal

Local Nepali Cuisine:

  • Dal Bhat: 

A traditional dish, from Nepal called dal bhat, which is made of lentil soup, rice and usually served with vegetables pickles and occasionally meat.

  • 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.

This unique experience allows you to witness the peaks, lush landscapes and breathtaking panoramic views of Mardi Himal from an aerial perspective. In a matter of hours, you can efficiently. Appreciate the beauty of the Himalayas.

Typically this immersive journey lasts around 3 to 4 hours. It starts in Pokhara takes you on a mesmerizing exploration of Mardi Himal and then safely returns you to Pokhara.

You can easily book the tour on our website, where you will find all the information, including the price of the tour. It's important to book in advance as there are limited seats, during peak seasons.

The helicopter tour is available all year round ensuring that you can enjoy mesmerizing experiences in both winter and summer seasons. Each season offers its perspective of Mardi Himal showcasing its unparalleled beauty, in different lights and catering to various preferences.

Certainly! The helicopter tour is designed to cater to a range of travelers providing a convenient way to experience the beauty of Mardi Himal without undertaking a long trek. Whether you're an individual or part of a group seeking an adventure this tour is perfect for you.

Rest assured that safety is our priority. In case of weather conditions tours may need to be rescheduled or even canceled. This precautionary measure ensures your well being while also guaranteeing that you have a worry free experience. Experienced pilots and operators carefully decide to prioritize passenger safety and comfort.

While there isn't a dress code it's best to wear clothing that is suitable for the weather conditions at that time. It is recommended to layer your clothing so you can adjust to any temperature changes, during the flight.

Generally, the tour is suitable for people of all ages. However, it's advisable to consult with the tour operator regarding any health concerns or specific requirements. For instance, pregnant women or individuals with conditions may need to seek guidance before going on the tour.

This tour is especially suitable for people with limitations. You can reach the Mardi Himal base camp, which usually requires days of trekking in 20 minutes while sitting comfortably in your seat without exerting any physical effort.

The pilot often provides information. Points out landmarks during the tour. However please note that the level of commentary may vary among operators. Some operators may offer a guide or audio commentary to enhance your experience.

Yes, we provide options such as tours or tailored experiences. If you have any requests or if you're part of a group, with requirements you can discuss them with us to create a personalized and memorable tour experience.