Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Landing tour is the second most popular scenic Helicopter tour in Nepal after the Everest Base Camp Helicopter landing tour. Exploring the Base Camp of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri is the major highlight of this Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour. Mount Annapurna (8091m) is the tenth highest mountain in the world. You will fly over the hills, villages, jungles, rivers, and land at the Base Camp of Annapurna.
There are two possible options to take a helicopter flight to Annapurna Base Camp; one is from Kathmandu, and another is from Pokhara. The popular option is to take a Heli ride to Annapurna from Pokhara as the flight duration is short, and the price is lower than in Kathmandu. Also, there is a high chance of finding other travelers to share the flight cost.
If you have a short vacation and want to explore the base camp of Annapurna, this could be the best opportunity. You can start the Heli ride from Kathmandu or Pokhara. If you have a limited budget, we recommend taking this trip from Pokhara. Flying from Pokhara airport, the chopper flies toward the north. It offers spectacular views of the mountains, such as Mt. Annapurna, Nilgiri, Machhapuchchhre (Fishtail), Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Hiunchuli, and other snow-capped mountains.
Starting point: Pokhara Airport
Ending point: Pokhara Airport
Duration of Heli Ride: 1.5 hours with half an hour stay at Annapurna Base camp
Best Months: Sep to Dec and Feb to May
Tentative Charter Cost from Pokhara: USD 1599
Group Joining Cost: USD 299 Per Person
Annapurna Heli Sightseeing tour from Kathmandu takes you to Pokhara with a closer view of Mt. Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, Manaslu Ganesh Himal, Lamjung Himal, passing by the well-known Marshyangdi River, and the lakes, Begnas and Rupa finally stopping at Phewa Lake for a break. After enjoying the beautiful Pokhara with Lakes, the Himalayas, and the people, you will fly back through the bank of the Trisuli River. You will be picked up from the hotel and dropped off after the Annapurna Heli Sightseeing tour concludes.
Starting point: Tribhubhan Domestic Airport, Kathmandu
Ending point: Tribhubhan Domestic Airport, Kathmandu
Duration of Heli Tour: 3 hours with half an hour stay at Annapurna Base camp
Best Months: Sep to Dec and Feb to May
Tentative Charter Cost from Kathmandu: USD 3599 (there is a rare chance to find a group tour from Kathmandu)
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Payment: A deposit of 30% of the total tour cost is required to book the tour with Himalayan Windows (HW). The remaining balance is to be paid three days prior to the departure date. Payment can be made via Wire Transfer or Credit Card. All credit card payments are securely processed and a bank fee applies.
Cancellation: For cancellations more than 30 days before the Tour Start Date, there will be no cancellation fee. If the cancellation happens within 29-4 days prior to the Tour Start Date, a charge of 30% of the total invoice amount will be applied. Cancellations occurring within 3 days or less of the start date or in the case of a no-show, 100% of the total invoice amount will be charged. Learn more about Terms and Conditions.
Accommodation: Accommodation is typically provided in twin rooms in cities, though a single supplement can be requested for an additional fee. During peak season, it can be difficult to find single or twin rooms in the mountains, so our lodges usually offer dormitory-style accommodation. Our priority is always to provide clean and safe rooms for our guests.
Meals: Our packages in Bhutan include full board meals, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner included. For treks, all meals are provided, but you will need to pay extra for drinking water and snacks.
Nepal Visa: If you are planning a trip to Nepal, you must have a valid passport and Nepal Visa. Depending on your country of origin, you may need to obtain a Nepal Tourist Visa before your arrival. To be eligible, your passport should be valid for a minimum of six months from your Tour Start Date. If you are planning on traveling to multiple countries on your trip, make sure to get a multi-entries Nepal Visa.
Bhutan Visa Clearance: All visitors to Bhutan must have a valid Bhutan Visa Clearance before their trip. To obtain it, you must submit a color-scanned copy of your passport, which must be valid for at least 6 months from the start date of your tour. Your tour operator will send you a Visa Clearance prior to your departure, which you must present at the Druk Air/Bhutan Airlines counter during check-in. Once you arrive at Paro Airport, your passport will be stamped with the original visa.
Tibet Group Visa (TGV): All travelers from any nation intending to go to Tibet from Nepal must obtain a Tibet Group Visa (TGV) in Kathmandu with the help of a tour operator. To ensure the successful application of the TGV, you should plan to arrive in Kathmandu 3-4 working days before your travel date. If you are coming from China, you will not require a TGV; instead, you will need a Chinese Visa and Permit. To find out more about the process of entering Tibet, please look into the Tibet entry procedure.
Nepal & Bhutan: Visiting Nepal and Bhutan at the same time is ideal as they share a similar climate. From high mountains to low land sub-tropical plains and jungles, the two countries have similar weather. The best time to visit is from March to April (spring) and October to December (autumn and early winter). During these months, the air is clean and fresh with sunny skies. January and February are colder months, while June, July, and August (summer) are typically monsoon seasons.
Tibet: It is best to visit Tibet between April and October when the weather is warm and the skies are clear. However, from November to March, it is still possible to explore certain areas like Namtso, Everest Base Camp, and Mount Kailash, as long as the roads are not blocked by snow. Temperatures during this time may be quite cold.
HimalayanWindows strongly recommends that anyone planning to travel in the Himalayas purchase Travel Insurance. This policy will provide coverage in the case of medical emergencies, evacuation, theft, loss of belongings, and last-minute tour/ticket cancellations. Having this protection in place will help ensure that your trip is safe and enjoyable.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Nepal Tour and Trekking Do I Need A Visa To Enter Nepal? Yes, all foreigners, Except Indians, need a Nepalese visa to enter Nepal. Most nationals can get an on-arrival visa at the TIA airport. However, it is advised to consult with your nearby Embassy or Consulate of Nepal. What do I need to get my visa? You need to have a valid passport, some… Read More »