‘Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour offers flying above beautiful Pokhara valley to land in the heart of Mt. Annapurna. You will be able to see various mountain ranges and amazing landscapes throughout your flight’
Choosing to go to Annapurna Base Camp by Helicopter is a good option as it leads you to the most fascinating moments and an experience of a lifetime as it leads to the base camp of one of the highest peaks of the world. Annapurna Base Camp by Helicopter will offer you amazing views of North Mid-West Himalayan peaks, green hills and landscapes dotted with farm villages from the moment you step inside the chopper.
Annapurna Base Camp by Helicopter
Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour Program starts early morning depending upon the season. Our helicopter tour program starts as you are greeted by airlines staff at the Pokhara airport.
As you are placed in comfort, Helicopter lifts high above beautiful Pokhara city and its verdant valley. You will be amazed as you go high into the clear blue sky facing panorama of Annapurna-Manaslu- Lamjung Himal with Dhaulagiri towards far West including majestic peak Machhapuchare famously known as ‘Fish Tail’.
As Helicopter ride continues heading over high rolling green hills and farm villages to high above Modi River gorge and then towards a wide scenic plateau within Annapurna Sanctuary enclosed by an amphitheater of Annapurna range of peaks with pleasing views.
Then aircraft swirls around to land at short Heli-Pad in Annapurna Base Camp encircled by giant series of peaks. You can choose to refresh yourself with warm tea/coffee or breakfast with mountain backdrops. After enjoying the mountain views and amazing landscapes with breakfast, we then fly back to scenic Pokhara with possible short stops around charming villages of Chomrong, Ghandruk enriched with Gurung people.
Fly time and Landing Permits
Flying hours and landing on the route depends upon weather. Most of the times, it comes down to the pilot’s decision as he knows what is best to do with Himalayan weather. Stops and landing around villages require weather permits. We will try our best to make your flight enjoyable with stops (if possible) to witness the culture and traditional life of local villages with mountain views.
Models of Helicopters with Features
Model and Types of Helicopter that operate in Nepal are decided by the factors like the size of the group and its availability of the Helicopters. Different types of helicopters are in operation in the private sector and these companies and us will try to match your needs on request.
Different models from Puma, Turbine Robinson R 66 Helicopter USA, H-125 or AS-350B3e built by Air-Bus Company, Airbus H125 with MSN 8477 are available. Helicopter for commercial services with AS 350 B series of helicopters manufactured by Euro-Copter, France is popular all over the world. It is regarded as one of the most versatile helicopters and is suitable for mountain flying and all types of helicopter missions. Following are its features:
- Fail-Safe Design
- Comfortable Seating Arrangements
- 5 seats excluding Pilot
- Suitable for all types of helicopter missions
- Can fly up to an altitude of 16,000 feet
Other helicopters include powerful Russian made MI-17. This is a big bird, capable of transporting 22 passengers or four tons of cargo. MI-17’s can reach altitudes well in excess of 5,000 m and have been known to land at Everest Base Camp. It offers excellent services and utility, reliability under extreme conditions as well, these helicopters are required usually in chartering for a bigger group of people or large cargoes transfer.