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Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter tour with Cultural Sightseeing

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter tour with Cultural Sightseeing

Trip at a Glance

  • Country

    Country: Nepal

  • Trip grade

    Trip grade: Easy

  • Destination

    Destination: Annapurna region

  • Activities

    Activities: Helicopter Tour/Cultural Sightseeing

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation: Hotels

  • Meals

    Meals: Breakfast included

  • Transportation

    Transportation: Private vehicle/Plane/Helicopter

  • Maximum altitude

    Maximum altitude: Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 m)

  • Group size

    Group size: 1 pax min

  • Best Season

    Best Season: Jan-Jun, Sep-Dec

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter tour with Cultural Sightseeing is a fantastic opportunity to explore the natural beauty and cultural heritage of Nepal in a short amount of time. The tour starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara by plane after Kathmandu Sightseeing, where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Himalayas including Annapurna and Machhapuchhre.

From Pokhara, the helicopter will take you on a scenic flight to Annapurna Base Camp, where you will have the chance to soak in the stunning panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks, including Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Machapuchare, and Hiunchuli.

After enjoying some time at the base camp, the helicopter will take you on a flight back to Pokhara and go for a sightseeing tour in Pokhara. In Pokhara embark on a cultural sightseeing tour of the city, visiting ancient temples, pagodas, and museums that showcase the rich history and culture of the region. You will also have the opportunity to explore the serene Phewa Lake and enjoy a boat ride with beautiful views of the surrounding region's mountains.

This tour is perfect for those who want to experience the beauty of the Annapurna region luxuriously and conveniently, while also immersing themselves in Nepal's rich cultural history.

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter tour with Cultural Sightseeing Highlights

  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu on a guided tour.
  • Enjoy Pokhara with all it's natural wonder.
  • Heli tour with landing at Annapurna Base Camp  (4130m)
  • Witness two 8000 peaks: Mt. Annapurna (8,091m) & Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m)
  • Observe Beautiful lakes of Pokhara valley like Fewa Lake, Begnas Tal & many more.
  • Aerial View of the entire Pokhara valley.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu (1400m)
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing & fly to Pokhara (822m/25 min)
Day 03: In Pokhara- Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) Helicopter Tour (2 hrs) & Pokhara sightseeing
Day 04: Sarangkot (1600m) Sunrise tour & fly back to Kathmandu
Day 05: Final Departure

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Take this day to rest or explore the city on your own.

Hotel

Start your day early with a visit to Pashupatinath Temple, one of the holiest Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. It's located on the banks of the Bagmati River. Witness the morning rituals and prayers performed by devotees and sadhus (holy men).

After exploring Pashupatinath, head towards Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest stupas in Nepal and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's a significant pilgrimage site for Buddhists. Enjoy the peaceful ambiance as you circumambulate the stupa with the prayer wheels and colorful prayer flags fluttering in the breeze.

Then drive to airport for your short flight to Pokhara (25 min), a scenic city nestled in the lap of the Himalayas. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and relax after a day of sightseeing. 

Hotel
Breakfast included

Start your day with an unforgettable helicopter tour to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) which is about 2 hours duration. Experience breathtaking aerial views of the Annapurna mountain range, including peaks like Annapurna I (8,091m), Machapuchare (6,993m), and Dhaulagiri (8,167m). Marvel at the majestic landscapes and glaciers as you fly over picturesque valleys and remote villages. Enjoy a short stop at Annapurna Base Camp for photo opportunities and to soak in the stunning scenery.

After returning from your helicopter tour, start Pokhara sightseeing tour visiting places like Guptehwor Cave, Davis fall, Bindabasini temple, World Peace Pagoda, Phewa Lake then return back to your hotel. 

Hotel
Breakfast included

Wake up early to embark on a mesmerizing sunrise tour to Sarangkot. Sarangkot is renowned for offering one of the most spectacular sunrise views in Nepal, with panoramic vistas of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. Descend from Sarangkot and return to Pokhara. Transfer to Pokhara Airport for your flight back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, check into your hotel and unwind after the day's activities.

Add-On/Extra: Half-Day Sightseeing at UNESCO World Heritage Sites (Patan Durbar Square & Swoyambhu 'Monkey Temple')

Hotel
Breakfast included

The trip concludes and our office representatives will take you to the international airport in Kathmandu to catch your onward flight to your next destination or fly back home. You need to be at least 3 hours before your flight time at the airport.

Thank you for visiting Nepal and we hope your Himalayan Holiday has come true. Have a safe flight back home!

Breakfast included

What is included?

  • Airport pick-up and drop services.
  • Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu & Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary.
  • All applicable tourist entrance, monumental fees.
  • Kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu round airfare.
  • Annapurna Base Camp Heli-tour.
  • Tour guide throughout the trip.
  • Permit for Annapurna Conservation Area Project.
  • Farewell Dinner at Nepali Authentic Restaurant.
  • All government and local taxes. 

What is not included?

  • International airfares.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (On arrival visa at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu USD30 for 15 days)
  • Lunch & dinner.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Other expenses of a personal nature (phone calls, laundry, bottle water etc.)
  • Bar bills, alcoholic drinks & beverages.
  • Tips.

Route Map

FAQ's

1. What is an Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter tour with cultural sightseeing?
Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter tour with cultural sightseeing offers an exciting opportunity to explore the stunning Annapurna region from the air and visit cultural and historical sites in Kathmandu or nearby areas. It combines the thrill of a helicopter flight with the richness of Nepal's cultural heritage.

2. What can I expect to see during the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter tour?
During the helicopter tour, you can expect to see breathtaking views of the Annapurna mountain range, including Annapurna I, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and other peaks. You'll also fly over lush valleys, terraced fields, and traditional villages.

3. What cultural sightseeing destinations are typically included in the itinerary?
Cultural sightseeing destinations include UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu and many natural wonders in Pokhara.

4. How long does the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter tour with cultural sightseeing last?
Typically, the helicopter flight to Annapurna Base Camp and back lasts two and half hours, while cultural sightseeing activities take a full day or more.

5. Is the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter tour suitable for everyone?
While the helicopter tour itself is relatively accessible, individuals with certain medical conditions or mobility issues should consult with their doctor before booking. Additionally, cultural sightseeing may involve walking or climbing stairs at historical sites.

6. What should I wear and bring for the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter tour?
Wear comfortable clothing and sturdy shoes suitable for walking. Depending on the season and altitude, you may need layers to stay warm. Don't forget to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, a camera, and any necessary medications.

Equipment

Packing for tour in Nepal will require some careful planning, as you'll be traveling through various landscapes and experiencing different activities. Here's a comprehensive packing list to help you prepare:

Clothing:

  • Lightweight, moisture-wicking and breathable clothing during summer
  • Warm jackets or sweater during winter
  • Long-sleeve shirts and pants for sun protection and to cover up during temple visits
  • Insulating layers for cooler evenings
  • Rain jacket or poncho (especially during the monsoon season)
  • Comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots
  • Flip-flops or sandals for casual wear
  • Swimsuit (if you plan to use the hotel pools)
  • Hat or cap for sun protection
  • Socks and underwear

Travel Essentials:

  • Passport, visa, and photocopies
  • Travel insurance documents
  • Money belt or hidden pouch for valuables
  • Power adapter and voltage converter (Nepal uses the Type C and Type D electrical plugs)

Health and Personal Items:

  • Prescription medications and necessary medical supplies
  • First-aid kit with essentials like bandaids, antiseptic, pain relievers, and diarrhea medication
  • Insect repellent (for Chitwan National Park)
  • Sunscreen and lip balm with high SPF
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, etc.)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Towel and washcloth

Outdoor Gear 

  • Daypack or backpack for day trips
  • Water bottle with a purification system or purification tablets
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Multi-tool or pocket knife
  • Ziplock bags (for organizing and protecting items)

Miscellaneous:

  • Mobile phone and charger
  • Camera, extra batteries, and memory cards
  • Books or travel guides
  • Notebooks and pens
  • Travel pillow and earplugs (for more comfortable rest during long bus rides)
  • Also, consider the season and specific activities you'll be doing in each location, as weather conditions can vary.
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