Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

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Annapurna base camp helicopter tour with landing from Pokhara, best cost guaranteed USD 500 only, get this discount.   Book now ABC Heli ride at the lowest price ever.
‘swirling high with awesome mountain panorama to scenic Annapurna sanctuary and base camp’

The highlight of the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter tour :

  • Scenic Helicopter Tour with utmost views of the Annapurna range of mountains and rolling green hills.
  • Flying beneath the world’s tenth highest Mt. Annapurna at above 8,091 m with its array of peaks.
  • Smooth, great landing within beautiful Annapurna Sanctuary and at base camp above 4,130 m high.
  • Flying over picturesque and dramatic scenery of verdant valleys and hills dotted with farm villages.
  • Exceptional panorama of mountains and glaciers in the comfort of the nice and cozy lodge at base camp.

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Introduction:

Himalaya Holiday Service presents an exciting and thrilling Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour with landing at Base camp, where you will fly high above picturesque Pokhara valley and its nice city, blessed with natural beauty located on the laps of massive Annapurna Himalaya and ever-present majestic Machapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’.

The high Annapurna Himalaya which reflects on Pokhara’s serene Begnas and Phewa Lakes makes this renowned place one of the most visited tourist destinations in all Himalayas where our wonderful Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour begins and ends in this scenic holiday spot.

Pokhara is also famous for various adventures and trekking where all Annapurna and adjoining Himalaya destination start and complete and is well popular for other adventure sports activities like Paragliding, Zip Flyer, Ultra Light flights, kayaking, and rafting with varied other activities that one can enjoy at Pokhara as extension trips.

Annapurna Himalaya is listed as the world’s Tenth highest mountain out of 14th Eight Thousanders Meters Peaks stands at a height of 8,091 m and 26, 545 ft with a massive range lesser than 7,000 m to below 6,000 meters peaks which includes Annapurna I. Annapurna south 7,219 m, Gangapurna 7,455m and Annapurna III 7,555 m with A II and IV of above 7, 000 m with ever present Machapuchare Himal or Fish Tail, the name due to its twin summit top that dominates the Annapurna range.

Machapuchare is located South East from the main Annapurna I, one of the unclimbed and virgin peaks in the Himalaya range of great beauty and grace that can be viewed all around Pokhara and on Heli Tour with another array of peaks in close vicinity. learn more about our reviews.

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Annapurna Base Camp history

Annapurna Base Camp history

The Name Annapurna & History: To describe its history Mt. Annapurna the first Eight Thousand meters peak to be summited on June 3rd, 1950 by French Expedition led by the late M. Herzog, three years earlier than Mt. Everest was conquered by Tenzing and Hillary on May 29th, 1953. The area around inner Annapurna Himalaya is known as the Sanctuary with Annapurna and Machapuchare (Fish-tail) Base Camps, the one and only place where you can find the comfort of nice and cozy lodges right beneath the world’s highest mountains. Annapurna Base Camp and the areas were christened as the Sanctuary of Gods and Mountain spirits by early pioneer Col Jimmy Edward and his teams of explorers, the name that attached to Machapuchare and Annapurna Base Camps at the height of 4,130 m high. Annapurna Base Camp located within the Sanctuary hidden between an array and amphitheater of giant peaks one of the most scenic spots to visit and experience these beautiful areas once in your life within the tranquil wilderness of remorseless fields of ice-moraine and glaciers. Annapurna the name derived from the ancient Sanskrit word Anna for Crops and Purna Enough a great name honoring these wonderful mountains, as it provides glaciers to feed the rivers and irrigates vast agricultural fields yielding a good harvest of crops so the name ‘Annapurna’. Annapurna is also the Goddess of harvest, where one can visit the hub of the capital Kathmandu at Ason to witness and worship in the temple of Goddess Annapurna.

Itinerary

Itinerary of Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Day Only

A day on magnificent Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour of 1 hr duration or more from 7 a.m to 12 p.m. (Depending upon the season and landing possible at base camp as per the fine and clear weather and pilots decision)

Starting from scenic Pokhara depart from respective hotels early morning by 6 a.m. or 7 a.m (depending upon the season and weather)to Pokhara airport for a sweeping panoramic Chopper flight with spacious and comfortable seats, with rooms for 5 people with Captain and Co-Pilot sometimes with one pilot or Captain of the flying ship. In this case, one can seat in the front with offers the best views of the surrounding dramatic landscapes and mountains. As Heli takes off soaring high into the clear blue sky heading north, from Pokhara the aerial distance to Annapurna base camp of a mere 45 k.m. air journey continues leading higher above the verdant valley of Pokhara and its city and rising high past rolling green hills dotted with lovely farm villages and neatly tended row of terraced fields. The ride then enters into a gorge of Modi River as the engine picks up altitude to enter into the beautiful and picturesque Annapurna Sanctuary and then land at base camp where you can enjoy your cup of warm coffee(optional pay on your own) marveling views of Annapurna Himalaya and its range of peaks that surround you at Annapurna Base Camp at the height of above 4,130 m high. Enjoying a refreshment at leisure with mountains for a drink then with time head fly down to the end of Sanctuary rim at Machapuchare(only fly over on the way) located at 3,700 m high just beneath the towering North Face of mighty Machapuchare Himal the Fish Tail peak. Here enjoy the panorama of mountains fly over then head back to Pokhara with time to catch and witness the culture and traditions around the Chomrong or Ghandruk villages of Gurung people the native tribes of Annapurna Himalaya interwoven with Buddhism religion and their own age-old heritage of great interest. Gurung People especially the men folk have a long history of more than the past 200 years supplying brave and excellent Soldiers such as Gorkha in the British and Indian Army as well as Singapore policemen and Security personnel and guard in various foreign countries including Brunei. By traditions and old heritage farmers and cattle herders with Buddhist religion as good practice their ancient deities worshipping nature and mountain spirits with interesting culture to witness on this marvelous air journey on Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour. After a time around Gurung farm villages in the backdrop of Annapurna peaks, then a short air journey brings you to scenic Pokhara and back to your respective hotels by the Phewa Lake with mesmerizing adventure and thrills on Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour.

Season for Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Season for Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Season: Annapurna base camp can be visited all months of the year except the monsoon period of July to Mid September the wet and rainy months, with clouds blocking the views and making Helicopter flight the least possible to land and fly. March to May is warm during the day, morning and late afternoon can be a little cooler whereas mornings are clear for the views and Heli flights. October to January and February will be clear with fine weather but can be much colder during morning and afternoon time as well in shady areas. March to May is also a flowering time in mid hills of the Annapurna Himalaya region where the whole area turns ablaze with rhododendron (the national flower of Nepal) and other wildflowers in full bloom with riots of colors that fill the green hills of Annapurna. Late November to Mid February is mostly clear during the day, but the days are short with sunlight in Autumn / Fall and Winter times, morning and late afternoon can be cold at less than -5° to -10° Celsius with a maximum of 15° to 20° Celsius in sunny days and afternoon.

ACAP

Annapurna Conservation Area Project

Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP): Annapurna base camp with sanctuary and whole areas of Annapurna Himalaya from North to South or East to West of Annapurna protected by ACAP or Annapurna Conservation Area Project, a non Government Nature Preservation Act and Programs to save the fragile nature of Annapurna Areas from destructions where ACAP was established in late 1980’s since then hold the responsible in protecting the country like deforestation, balance the eco-systems between nature and local villagers as well saving its flora and fauns from vanishing. As Annapurna Himalaya enriched with lush vegetations with more on Southern areas than its dry and arid Northern sides around Manang valley which is on route Mustang via high Thorang-La Pass. Annapurna Mid Hills are renowned for rich flora and fauna, regarded as world’s largest natural rhododendron garden where some parts are densely covered with more than 12 species of various flowering rhododendron plants with bushes and high trees including other wild flowers. Animals that found around which is near to extinct Snow Leopard, Himalayan Black Beer, Blue Sheep, Mountain Goats, Wolf, Fox, Jackal, Monkeys with other wild life including more than 300 species of exotic bird life. Besides its natural and pristine environment protecting the local culture and heritage as it was since past hundred of centuries where mid hills villages of Annapurna Himalaya populated mostly by Gurung tribe of people with some Magar hill people akin in features and traditional way of mountain life and custom of both Buddhist and Hindu religions.

Altitude Sickness during Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Altitude Sickness during Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness): Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour does not get much affected by AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness this is one of the high and scenic destinations without a problem of high altitude, as the southern side of the Annapurna range is green with lush vegetation and thickly forested areas, which helps to regulate much oxygen with fresh clean mountain air. On this fabulous Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour, you will be spending not more than half an hour at Annapurna base camp to enjoy its beautiful surrounding of mountains, if it occurs for some people the pilot and fly and drop you down at safe areas to regain your body to adjust with the altitude.

Why US for Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Why US for Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Why Fly with US:

  • Himalaya Holiday Service is one of the most prominent companies of Nepal Himalaya, where our trips are different from other companies providing only the best and excellent services at affordable prices that makes us one of the most active companies throughout the year in our various exciting, delightful and enjoyable exotic Himalayan destination within Nepal-Tibet and Bhutan.
  • Prompt and reliable services with safety measures of clients, staff, and guides is our foremost priority in all our holiday tours whether it’s on leisure-moderate-adventurous to challenging tours and treks we have great safety measures and precautions to avoid this circumstance.
  • Our Staff and Guides are professional in their line of work and assignments offering vast information to our valued guests and clients with full in-depth knowledge of the country of travel and route this makes Nepal Holiday Services much different from other local companies.
  • As for the Heli Flights, we have excellent and good relations with our private partner Helicopter companies and as well with major airlines, where we get the first attention and make available the right chosen Helicopter and expert pilots for us.
Helicopter model for Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Helicopter model for Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

Helicopters that we run and operate: With two types of helicopters operating at present in the private sector: AS 350 B series of helicopters which are manufactured by Euro copter, France, and are very 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. The following are the features:

  • Fail-Safe Design – Comfortable Seating Arrangements – 5 seats excluding Pilot – Suitable for all types of helicopter missions and can fly up to an altitude of above 5,500 m and 18,000 feet high.
  • Another helicopter is the powerful Russian-made MI-17. This is a big bird, capable of transporting 22 passengers or four tons of cargo. MI-17s can reach altitudes well in excess of 5.000 m and have been known to land at Everest Base Camp. They offer excellent utility and reliability under extreme conditions. These helicopters are usually chartered for bigger groups or large cargo.
  • Besides, scenic and cultural Heli Tour we run and organize Rescue Evacuation operations around Nepal Himalaya as well for ferrying cargo for expeditions and relief operations as well pilgrimage Heli Tour to Damodarkund-Muktinath and to Gosainkund and much more……………………
ABC heli fligth dates

ABC heli fligth dates

Annapurna base camp Helicopter tour with landing from Pokhara  – Daily flights available call now in Nepal’s Number +977 98512 14548 (Also on Whats-App & Viber 24hrs)

Anapurna Base camp helicopter tour with landing FAQ

Anapurna Base camp helicopter tour with landing FAQ

Q.1

How long is the ride from Pokhara to Annapurna base camp?

Straight-away without stops on route takes not more than half an hour or less, depending upon the pilot’s decision and weather wise also.

Q.2

How many people will be in a chopper?

For group joining with maximum 5-6 person seating arrangement, where Helicopter will fly with minimum of 01 to 03 persons, where one can charter helicopter for own comfort.

Q.3

What is the distance from Pokhara to Annapurna base camp?

As crow fly or aeronautical miles it is less than 40 k.m. or approx: 35 k.m air distance straight to Annapurna base camp from Pokhara.

Q.4

How many pilots fly the helicopter?

Depending upon altitude wise, normally with two captain (lead pilot) and co-pilot seated next each other. But sometimes with only one pilot that is the Captain where some passenger can seat in the front to enjoy more views during the flight.

Q.5

Do we actually stop at Annapurna Base Camp?

Yes, we do land at Annapurna base camp and enjoy cup of warm coffee and other refreshment overlooking fantastic views of surrounding high mountains.

Q.6

How long is the stop at Annapurna Base Camp?

Depending upon the weather and Captain probably not more than half an hour (30 minutes) on a clear fine morning, when heavy wind current might affect the flight, depending upon the pilot and weather-wise and snow level on the landing spot at Annapurna Base Camp.

Q.7

How high is Annapurna base camp and main Annapurna peaks?

Annapurna base camp stands at the height of 4,130 m located just beneath towering East Face of main Mt. Annapurna I which is at 8,091 m and 26,545 ft high, the first 8,000 m ever climbed by French Expeditions in June 03rd 1950 even before Mt. Everest was climbed three years later in 1953.

Q.8

Do we land (in private charter only) on route base camp or on return flight?

Depending upon the itinerary programs (in private charter only if paid extra), weather-wise and Captain Decision actually landing on some nice big villages is our main focus where travelers can observe the local culture of the village which will make the trip more interesting to get a glimpse of local native Gurung traditional life.

Q.9

If we do stop (in private flight only) at interesting villages for how long? (not possible in sharing flight)

Heli might stop (in private flight only and cost extra) for less than an hour for interested people to enjoy interacting with local Gurung people the main tribe of Annapurna Himalaya interwoven with Buddhism religion and fascinating culture, and with a short walk around the village to catch more of local culture.

Q.10

Who are Gurung people?

Gurung tribes are high hills people of Nepal Far Mid-West Himalaya spread out throughout Nepal, where most concentrated within Annapurna Himalaya of Buddhist religion and origin, these hill tribes are famous as legendry Gurkha soldiers in foreign legion and army like British, India as well some as police force in Singapore and security guards in many parts of the world overseas. Besides men-folk as famous Gurkha soldiers, the hill people are mostly farmers and cattle herders as a traditional profession.

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