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Annapurna helicopter tour is a fascinating flight around the great Himalayas of the western part of Nepal which takes you to the base of world’s 10th highest peak, Mt. Annapurna. The base camp is situated at an altitude of 4130 m. This tour is one of the shortest but fabulous journey which offers stunning aerial views of the landscape and the Himalayas. It is the best alternative way and the fastest one for those travelers who want to reach Annapurna Base Camp in a short period of time. Annapurna helicopter tour takes you around the gigantic peaks of Nepal including some world’s highest peak in a close view offering an unforgettable experience of a lifetime.
Starting from Pokhara, the lake city of Nepal, you will start this thrilling experience to the Himalayas. It will take around 45 minutes of flight from Pokhara to reach Annapurna Base Camp. During the start of this helicopter tour, you will enjoy beautiful sceneries and views. Firstly, you will have an aerial view of Pokhara. You can enjoy the beautiful views of the Phewa lake and the green hills that surrounds the lake. The settlements of Pokhara city looks amazing from the helicopter. After around 10 minutes of flight, you will see some drastic change in the landscape and the topography. You will admire lush forest of pines, bamboo and rhododendron with the sceneries of the Himalayas. Moving furthermore, you will witness the rugged landscape of the highlands with glaciers and lakes. Finally, you will land on the foot of world’s 10th highest peak, Mt. Annapurna. Here at Annapurna Base Camp, you will spend some quality time and then return.
Annapurna Base Camp is located at an altitude of 4130 meter above the sea level. This base camp is a popular trekking destination of Nepal which attracts many trekkers and climbers all over the world throughout the year. The base camp is surrounded by spectacular gigantic peaks offering amazing sunrise and sunset view. During the Annapurna Helicopter tour, you will have a close view of some world’s top highest peaks and amazing glaciers in an aerial view.
This Annapurna Helicopter Tour is especially designed for those who have less amount of time but wants to witness the great Himalayas in a closer view. This tour is perfect for family tour, honeymoon tour, old age, kids and for the differently abled people. We operate daily flight to ABC and we have been organizing this Annapurna helicopter tour since a long time. We have experience pilots and reliable helicopters for the tour. We focus on our client’s satisfaction and have special discount for group travelers.
Hotel Pick up and drive to Pokhara Airport.
Early morning, our private vehicle will come to pick you up at your hotel. As it will be an early flight, please be prepared till 6.15 am. Our vehicle will arrive at 6.30 am. It will take around 15 minutes to reach Pokhara airport.
Airport Check-in and formalities.
Reaching Pokhara airport, you will check-in and proceed for the airport formalities where the officer will check your documents and tickets for confirmation.
Fly Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC).
After the confirmation, you will head toward your chopper for the amazing Annapurna helicopter tour. Firstly, the pilot will brief you about the do’s and don’t during the tour. After that, you will start the flight from Pokhara. Flying over Pokhara, you will admire the aerial view of the valley with its amazing lake and human settlements. After that, you will witness some change in geography and fly over the green lush forest of pines and rhododendrons. Admiring various terrace farming and terrains, you will fly over the rugged and rough landscape of the highlands. After amazing flight of around 30 minutes, you will reach ABC.
During the flight, you will enjoy spectacular views of the snow-capped peak from distant to a close range.
Land and explore around ABC.
Reaching ABC, the pilot will land your chopper at a suitable place. Then, you will have some great times with your folks around the mighty place surrounded by high walls of the Himalayas. Standing at an altitude of 4130 m, you will enjoy 360 mountain views of Mt. Annapurna-I, Annapurna South, Hiuchuli and fishtail. You will enjoy an amazing sunrise view in the Himalayas and spend around 45 minutes at the base camp.
Fly Back to Pokhara.
After spending some quality time at the base camp, you will fly back to Pokhara wishing a final goodbye to the mighty peaks. Reaching Pokhara airport, our private vehicle will drive you to the hotel safely.
Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and non-stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal. There are direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghi, Mascow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Culcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa & Varanasi.
All visitors can enter by Land through any of these entry points on the India-Nepal Boarder.
VISA INFORMATION: Entry Visa fees- at present US$ 30 for 15 days, US$ 40 for 30 days and US$ 100 for three month visa on entry to Nepal. You can take visa after landing Nepal in Tribhuwan International Airport.
Because of its elevation, Nepal can divided into three zones-the high mountains, the mid-hills and the flat plains called the Terai. The Everest, Langtang and Annapurna Trekking destinations in the mountains are cool throughout the year. The mid-hills, including Kathmandu & Pokhara, are cool except in the summer months from May to July. Temperatures in these cities during the summer remain much cooler that in many cities of the region. Lumbini, Chitwan and Janakpur in the Terai plains are hot in summer ( March-July) but cold in winter( December- February).
Any month of the year would be good to visit Nepal around the mid-hills & flat plains and September to May is good time for trekking and expedition.
Our airport representative will come to the airport to pick up. We will be displaying a play card Global Holidays Adventure with your name on it. You need a visa to Nepal. You can easily get a visa upon your arrival in TIA airport, Kathmandu on paying US$. 40 for a month US$. 100 for three
Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer to the Hotel and our tour leader will brief regarding about the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduced your trek leader.
While briefing, please bring passport, 3 copies of passport size photos, travel insurance, writing pen and notepad.
After the trip confirmation you will send around 25% advance deposited by wire transfer to GHA Bank Account and remaining you can pay after your arrival by Cash or Credit Card but to pay by credit card there will be extra 4% bank service charge. Now Traveler Cheque is not acceptable as per the rule & regulation of Nepal Rastra Bank. We accept visa card, master card & National Card.
There are all kind of Hotel simple to 5* hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwon, Lumbini and others places. It’s depends on your demand but normally in our tour package we use standard rooms from 3* or 4* on BB Basis.
It is called Namaste or Namaskar. You can say the greeting in words as well as do it using a gesture. Join your palms together and bring them close to your chest and about 5to 7 inches below your chin. The word Namaste has many meanings such as Hello, How are you?, I am glad to see you, nice to meet you, good morning, etc.
Nepalese currency is spelled as Nepalese Rupees or Rupee ( Rs) or Nepali Rupee, and in short it is NRS or Rs. 100 Paisa equals 1 Rs. Currently Notes of the following denominations are used 1000, 500, 100, 50, 25, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 Rupees. Coin has not been popular in Nepal hence is almost always ignored in business.
It is illegal to exchange foreign currency with persons and organizations other than those authorized such as Travel Company, Banks, Hotels and Licensed money changers.
This is difficult things to tell. It’s up to you from your heart by looking their work and support. Tipping is not required, but a small way to show your guides and drivers thanks for their help. The level of the tip should reflect the level of personal involvement with your guide.