|Package name||Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour|
|Max. elevation||4130 m|
|Cost||USD 0 per person|
|Flight Duration:||Minimum 1 hour to Maximum 2 hours with shortstops.|
|Location:||Nepal North Mid-West around Gandaki Zone. Latitude 28.5300° N, and Longitude 83.8780° E|
|Possible stops:||At Base Camp, time permitting at Chomrong / Ghandruk.|
|Aerial Distance:||40 km air distance north of Pokhara airport and the city.|
|Local Culture:||Around Annapurna region is populated by the famous Gurung Hill tribe interwoven to Buddhism with fascinating colourful culture and custom.|
AS 350 B series of helicopters of Euro-Copter, France popular all over the world and Ecureuil model or similar.
Fail-Safe Design, Comfortable Seating Arrangements, maximum 5 seats excluding Pilot, Suitable for all types of helicopter missions and can fly up to an altitude of above 5,000 m or 16,000 feet high.
At 5: 30 or 6 a.m.
As usual early morning a great time for a Helicopter flight to catch the best panorama of the Himalaya Mountain range, depart from the hotel where our guide or staff transfer you to Pokhara airport of 10-15 minutes drives from your hotel, near Phewa Lakeside. On entering the airport terminal, after checking in and going through security then walk to where a helicopter is parked, the Captain / Pilot welcomes you on board, as you take your seat and get ready for the flight to Annapurna Base Camp.
Soon, the chopper leaves the ground heading straight north flying high facing views of Pokhara city, its beautiful valley and surrounding green hills dotted with many farm villages and neat rows of terraces.
The pilot will announce the name of peaks, as you get closer towards Annapurna Himalaya range with majestic views of Machhapuchare Himal the famous Fish-Tail, and adjoining high mountains. The chopper, makes its way through hills, valley and follows the Modi-River River upstream to enter spectacular Annapurna Sanctuary and at base camp, a place close to Annapurna-I with some good lodge to serve travelers.
At base camp, enjoy the mountain views with a refreshing cup of hot drinks, after a glorious moment, as per pilot advice board in back to your seat for the return flight back to Pokhara. Time permitting and weather-wise in the late morning hours our pilot might land at mountain villages either in Chomrong or Ghandruk where Heli-Pad available. Enjoy a short visit around the villages and catch glimpse of local immense culture of Gurung of ancient heritage and traditional farm life.
Completing a short visit around farm hill villages, scenic air-ride continues till you land at Pokhara airport, and then transfer to your hotel. After a wonderful morning adventure on Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour.
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