Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour
There are lots of majestic mountains in Nepal and some of them are really beautiful to observe. There are different ways to reach the mountains as well. Most of them are accessed with walking and some areas helicopter can go easily. One of the famous destinations and can be accessed with helicopter is Annapurna Base Camp which is located at an elevation of 4,130 meter above sea level.
Helicopter to Annapurna Base Camp is short side trip from Pokhara and not that costly as this is not that far from Pokhara. The problem is most of the helicopter companies are Kathmandu based and there might not be helicopter available as people want to do it. There are mainly two companies which has helicopter available in high season to do this trip.
When is best time to take helicopter to Annapurna Base Camp?
Afternoons in Himalayan regions are quite windy so it is always better to take a helicopter to Base Camp in the morning time just after the sunrise. The trip always depend with the weather in route as the flight needs to pass through narrow Modi valley. The landscapes are beautiful. The flight pass through different type of villages, forest and follow the valley to reach the Base Camp.
How is the view from where helicopter lands?
From the place where helicopter lands one can get a 360 degrees views of all Annapurna massif and all major peaks of the area.
Is there possibility to play in snow if I take helicopter trip?
Depending with the weather specially in the winter time there is snow where the helicopter lands and in summer there is no snow. If there is snow you can play with snow there.
How much time helicopter will stay there?
Normally they give time to take breakfast at Annapurna Base Camp, if you do not like to take breakfast you can just have tea coffee at the nearest hotel from helicopter landing area.
Do helicopter always lands at Annapurna Base Camp?
There are some technical issues and administrative issues regarding landing place so some time helicopter might not land at Annapurna Base Camp and they land somewhere in Annapurna area, Check for updates to know where the helicopter is landing at current days.
What is the alternative to Annapurna Base Camp?
Normally they land at Mardi Himal area. They have a popular view point in Mardi and some time they even lands at Kapuche lake which is a lower place than Annapurna Base Camp and has different view and perspective of the whole range.
How much does it cost to go to Annapurna Base Camp by helicopter?
It depends with how you want to go there; the chartered flights are expensive and sharing trips are available even from $300 per person and not all the passengers get window seat while they join the sharing trip. The price fluctuates with type of helicopter use and company as well as season too. The administrative fees also fluctuate the price of the helicopter trip.
Is there money back guarantee if the flight gets cancelled?
If the flight gets cancelled due to weather reason, there will be money back and you might need to pay extra for transport to and from the airport. If you cancel the flight on your own there will be cancellation fee. Please feel free to write us get the latest cancellation policy for this flight.
From where the helicopter take off to go to Annapurna Base Camp?
From old airport of Pokhara, the helicopter will take off to go to Annapurna Base Camp. The old airport is not that far from the lakeside where most of the accommodation are concentrated.
How long is the flight from Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp?
The flight from Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp is maximum 25 minutes, one way, the whole trip including waiting time, breakfast time might be 2-3 hours from your hotel to hotel.
Do I need warm clothes to go to Annapurna Base Camp by helicopter?
It is really appreciable if you carry warm clothes during the trip to Annapurna as some time people feel cold even inside the helicopter.
Where can I get the warm clothes?
Any stores in Lakeside sell warm clothes sufficient enough to do this trip.
Do I need permits to do this trip?
Till now it is not necessary to obtain permits but for people who like to go walking need to pay conservation fee at Pokhara and trekking starting point also with extra cost. The helicopter landing permit is arranged by helicopter themselves.
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