Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

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Starts at: Pokhara Ends at: Pokhara
Trek Region: Annapurna Transport: Helicopter
Duration: 1 hours Trip Grade: Easy
Max Altitude: 4130 m / 13549 ft Accommodation: Pokhara Hotel

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour Highlights

  • You will enjoy the blissful Helicopter flight directly from Pokhara to the base of the Annapurna
  • Experience unparalleled views of the Annapurna mountain range, including Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and more, all from the comfort of your helicopter.
  • Experience unparalleled views of the Annapurna mountain range, including Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and more, all from the comfort of your helicopter.

Whether you don’t have the time or energy for trekking or whether you want to experience the thrill of doing something few have done before, the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Landing Tour might be just the perfect thing for you!

Flying directly from Pokhara to the Annapurna base camp takes 20 minutes.

The Annapurna Range is surpassed only by Mount Everest in terms of fame.  But when it comes to beauty the Annapurna Region has everything the Everest Region has and more!

For those trekking in the region, the landscape is a mixture of villages, terraced fields, forests, and rocky trails.  It is also home to the world’s deepest gorge and one of the highest trekking passes. As the altitude rises the landscape gets drier and begins to resemble its neighbour, Tibet.

The Kali Gandaki Valley sees winds howling through it, particularly in the afternoon, making it more difficult to walk. Falling in the rain shadow of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri means this area can trek throughout the monsoon season (June to September).

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek lasts 7 days and reaches an elevation of 4,140m. Not the highest trek in Nepal for sure, but not the easiest either. It is also a very popular route for all the reasons given above and can be busy with trekkers in peak season.

Whether you have completed the trek and want to try something different, or whether you are not planning to trek, a short helicopter ride into Annapurna Base Camp will provide you with a birds-eye view of the mountains and an experience of a lifetime!

Breakfast at Annapurna Base Camp – what a talking point!  And, unlike the helicopter landing at Everest Base Camp, where due to the very high altitude the helicopter and guests cannot remain for more than 10 minutes, we are able to spend 30 minutes at base camp, eat our breakfast there and take as many photographs as we can!

Taking around two hours from Pokhara and back, this helicopter trip is now available at a more affordable price to solo travellers as well as groups.  How is that? Our b3e helicopter can take up to six people at a time. This can be a group of six or a smaller group with the remainder of the seats being offered to individual travellers.

Details of both group and individual experiences are given below.

Private Helicopter Landing Tour to ABC

The powerful b3c fleet can carry up to six people directly from Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp.  If you are visiting Annapurna Base Camp by helicopter because of the altitude there is a shuttle system for your group from the breakfast point located at a lower altitude to base camp.

On this trip, you can all travel and breakfast together!  We require the weight of each person for the weight calculation. And no cheating! It’s for everyone’s safety.

It takes 20 minutes to fly from Pokhara to the base camp. Once there you will have 30 minutes to enjoy the amazing scenery, breath in the crisp fresh air. before climbing back into the helicopter to fly back to Pokhara. And what a flight! This is a view of the mountains that trekkers do not get.

Standing at base camp you will get a 360-degree view of the Annapurna ranges, including Annapurna itself – the 10th highest mountain in the world, Hinchuli, Gangapurna, and Machhapuchhre Himal.  The same mountains are on display from the air.

Join a Group ABC Helicopter Landing Tour

If you are a solo traveller you don’t have to miss out!  You can join a group who are taking this tour to make up the number to six per helicopter.

The details are as the above Private Helicopter Landing Tour.

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour Itinerary

5:45 to 6:00 am: A Lakeside Pickup and Warm Welcome Our friendly Magical Nepal representative will greet you bright and early at your Lakeside hotel in Pokhara. We understand the excitement of your adventure, so we’ll ensure a smooth and comfortable transfer to the Pokhara domestic airport.

15 minutes

6:00 to 6:30 am: Boarding Upon arrival at the helicopter terminal, our team will assist you with check-in formalities. Our expert pilot will provide a comprehensive safety briefing, outlining everything you need to know for a smooth and enjoyable flight. Feel free to ask any questions you may have; we’re here to ensure your complete comfort and confidence.

30 minutes

6:30 to 6:50 am: Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp Flight As you board your helicopter, anticipation will likely be buzzing! Get ready to witness the transformation of Pokhara into a miniature metropolis nestled beside the serene Phewa Lake. As we ascend, verdant landscapes and quaint villages clinging to hillsides will unfold beneath you. But the true magic begins as the mighty Annapurna range starts to dominate the horizon, its snow-capped peaks glistening in the morning sunlight.

20 minutes

6:50 to 7:20 am: Enjoy Your Time At The Annapurna Base Camp Prepare to be mesmerized as we fly amidst the grandeur of the Himalayas. Our experienced pilot will navigate you through breathtaking aerial vistas, allowing you to marvel at iconic peaks like Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Hiunchuli, and many more. Don’t forget your camera; this is your chance to capture stunning photographs that will become treasured memories.

30 minutes

7:20 to 7:40 am: A Surreal Arrival at Annapurna Base Camp The moment you’ve been waiting for! Descend and land amidst the awe-inspiring Annapurna Base Camp, perched at an elevation of 4,130 meters. Take a moment to adjust to the thin mountain air and absorb the surreal beauty surrounding you. Towering peaks, glaciers, and the unique high-altitude ecosystem will leave you breathless. At Annapurna Base Camp, the time is yours. Our Pilot will be available to answer any questions and point out noteworthy features. Explore the base camp at your own pace, soaking in the 360-degree panorama. Imagine yourself standing amidst these legendary mountains! Sip on a hot beverage offered by a local teahouse (included in most packages) and truly savor this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

20 minutes

7:40 to 8:00 am: A Final Farewell (Annapurna Base Camp to Pokhara) As your time at Annapurna Base Camp draws to a close, board the helicopter for the return flight. Take one last glance at the majestic scenery etched into your memory forever. The return flight offers a fresh perspective of the landscapes you encountered earlier. Relax and enjoy the aerial journey back to Pokhara, capturing different angles of the mountains and valleys below.

20 minutes

8:00 to 9:00 am: A Final Farewell (Annapurna Base Camp to Pokhara)A Smooth Landing and Fond Farewells

10 minutes


  • This itinerary is a guideline and can vary slightly depending on weather conditions and air traffic control.
  • Be prepared for possible delays or cancellations due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • Dress warmly for the cooler temperatures at Annapurna Base Camp.
  • Pack sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat for sun protection.

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  • Hotel Airport Hotel Private Car Transfer
  • Helicopter Pokhara ABC Pokhara
  • 14 x breakfast, 14 x lunch and 13 x dinner while on the trek
  • Airport tax
  • Conservation area entry permit

Know before you book Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Logistics and Planning

How much does the Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour with Magical Nepal cost?

Our pricing is competitive and varies depending on factors like group size, season, and whether you choose a shared or private charter. Please contact us directly for a personalized quote.

How far in advance should I book ABC Helicopter Tour?

We recommend booking as early as possible, especially during peak seasons (spring and autumn) to ensure availability and secure your preferred dates.

What is Magical Nepal’s cancellation policy?

If you cancel at least 24 hours before your scheduled trip, you’ll receive a full refund, minus any credit card processing fees.
Please note, while Magical Nepal processes your refund immediately, it might take 7-15 business days for the refund to reflect in your bank account.

Does Magical Nepal offer flexible rebooking options?

Yes, you can transfer your date without any additional cost.

The ABC Helicopter Flight and Experience

How long is the helicopter flight?

Flight time varies depending on your starting point (Pokhara or Kathmandu) and if you’ll have a stop at ABC, but generally ranges from 1-2 hours round trip.

Is the helicopter ride to ABC safe?

We prioritize your safety by selecting experienced pilots and well-maintained helicopters. Always follow the provided safety instructions.

What happens if there is bad weather?

Mountain weather can be unpredictable. For your safety, tours might be delayed or canceled. It’s best to build some flexibility into your itinerary.

Altitude and Health

Will I get altitude sickness?

While the flight itself is short, the rapid ascent can still trigger altitude sickness in some people. Be aware of the symptoms and discuss concerns with your doctor beforehand.

Do I need to be physically fit for this tour?

You don’t require the same fitness level as a trek, but you’ll still be exposed to high altitudes. Being in good general health is recommended.

Other Questions

What should I bring?

Dress warmly in layers, bring sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, a camera, and water.

Can I customize my Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour?

We want to personalize your experience! Contact us to discuss options like adding scenic stops, combining with a short trek, or special arrangements at Annapurna Base Camp.

Places you will see in Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour


Your adventure begins in Pokhara, Nepal’s largest tourist city, beside the serene Phewa Lake. During your initial ascent, take in the city as it shrinks in scale.

Terraced Farmlands and Countryside:

As you leave Pokhara in a helicopter, witness the awe-inspiring agricultural ingenuity of Nepal. Vibrant green rice paddies and other crops meticulously carved into the hillsides create a mesmerizing patchwork landscape from the helicopter. This practice, dating back centuries, allows cultivation on steep slopes and maximizes land use in the mountainous region.

Villages and River Valleys:

Wind your way through valleys sculpted by powerful rivers, their turquoise ribbons snaking across the terrain far below. Spot traditional villages clinging to hillsides, offering a glimpse into the timeless rhythms of rural mountain life. Smoke spirals from chimneys may hint at daily routines unfolding amidst this dramatic backdrop.

Rhododendron Forests (In Season):

During spring, watch the aerial view of the forests of rhododendrons—Nepal’s national flower—explode in vibrant pinks and reds.

Annapurna Range:

Annapurna I: The world’s 10th-highest mountain.

Annapurna South: A stunning peak that towers over the base camp

Machhapuchhre (Fishtail): A sacred mountain with its distinctive fishtail shape.

Annapurna Base Camp is the highlight of your journey! Descend into the heart of this amphitheater of mountains, with glaciers visible in the distance. Explore the base camp on foot and feel the grandeur of the Himalayas all around you.

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