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Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

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  • Country
    CountryNepal
  • Duration
    Duration01 Day
  • Max-altitude
    Max. Altitude4100
  • Best season
    Best SeasonMar-May/ Oct-Nov
  • walking
    Per Day Walking4-5 Hours
  • accommodation
    AccommodationHotel/Camp
  • Level
    GradeAdventurous
  • Group
    Group Size10 Pax

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.

TOUR FEATURES
  • An exciting escape to the base of world’s 10th highest peak, Mt. Annapurna. An alternative of ABC trekking.
  • Witness some gigantic peaks including world’s 7th, 8th and 10th highest peak Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manasalu and Mt. Annapurna respectively.
  • Landing on Annapurna Base Camp with an altitude of 4130 m.
  • Admire beautiful close view of Mt. Hiuchuli, Mt. Annapurna-I, Annapurna south and Fishtail from the base camp.
  • Spend some quality time at the base camp admiring the golden sunrise view.
  • Aerial view of Pokhara valley and its beautiful settlements with Phewa lake.
  • Witness different landscape, topography and geography of western Nepal.
  • Beautiful rivers, streams, waterfalls and glaciers.
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Itinerary

6:30 am-6:45 am

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.

6:45 am-7:00 am

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.

7:00 am-7:30 am

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.

7:30 am-8:15 am

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.

8:15 am-8:45 am 

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.

Services Include
  • All airport transfers as per the itinerary.
  • 4 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis on BB (Bed and Breakfast) plan. 
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) during the trek and climbing period.
  • Full board Accommodation of Lodges, Guesthouses in Twin Sharing bases during the trek.
  • Tent will be available during the climbing period.
  • All camping equipment in Base camp.
  • All necessary ground transportation as per the itinerary.
  • Langtang National Park Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee).
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) Permit.
  • Yala Peak Climbing Permit.
  • Government license holder climbing guide.
  • Necessary porters to carry your luggage and necessary stuff.
  • Facility of Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all trekking staff.
  • Medical supplies (First Aid medical kit will be available).
  • One tent will be available in the Base Camp for 2 people on shared basis.
  • High altitude food and all climbing crew will be available above base camp.
  • Necessary fixed and dynamic ropes will be available during climbing period.
  • Necessary kitchen crew will be available in base camp.
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and Government Taxes.
  • Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and extend visa service(if necessary).
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu before departure.

Services Not Include
  • International airfare and Nepal visa Fees.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • All alcoholic and cold drinks.
  • Personal trekking and climbing Equipment.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section.
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FAQ

HOW CAN I ENTER NEPAL ?

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.

  • Pani Tanki- Kakarbhitta ( Nepal-India Boarder)
  • Raxual- Birjung ( Nepal-India Boarder)
  • Rupaidiya- Nepalgunj ( Nepal-India Boarder)
  • Mohana- Dhangadi ( Nepal-India Boarder)
  • Banbasa/Mahendranagar, Gaddachauki ( Nepal-India Boarder)
  • Khasa, Liping/Tatopani on the Tibet, China-Nepal boarder respectively.

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.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO TRAVEL IN NEPAL ?

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.

IS SOMEONE GOING TO MEET ME AT THE AIRPORT ?

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
months.

DO I HAVE PRE-DEPARTURE MEETING ?

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.

HOW DO I PAY TO GLOBAL HOLIDAYS ADVENTURE ?

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.

WHAT SORT OF ACCOMMODATION CAN EXPECT IN KATHMANDU AND DURING THE TOUR ?

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.

WHAT'S THE COMMON FROM OF GREETING IN NEPAL ?

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.

WHAT ARE THE BASIC NEPALI CUSTOMS THAT I NEED TO KNOW ?

  • When visiting a temple, always circumambulate it is a clockwise direction.
  • Take off your shoes before entering a temple or a Nepalese home.
  • Entrance to some temples is forbidden, so look out for such notices.
  • Seek permission to take photographs inside temples or of religious ceremonies.
  • You can accept a handshake offered by either a male or a female but never offer your hand first.
  • Show decency in dress and avoid any show of public affection.

WHAT IS THE CURRENCY OF NEPAL ?

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.

DO I NEED TO TIP MY GUIDE AND DRIVER ? HOW MUCH WOULD THAT BEST ?

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.

WHAT ESSENTIAL DOCUMENTS DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME ON TOUR ?

  • Valid passport, must be valid up to 6 months after return from your tour, keep a separate photocopy.
  • Travel insurance, keep a separate photocopy which you need to give to us before you leaving for trip.
  • Cash, keep numbers and proof of purchase separate.
  • Flight ticket.
  • Emergency contact numbers for insurance & family contact.
  • WHAT ARE THE HEALTH REQUIREMRNTS TO VISIT NEPAL ?
  • Nepal does not require any specific immunization for visitors. It is however best to have vaccine before coming to Nepal. Your doctors can advice you on the type of vaccine to be taken to travel to third world countries like Nepal.