Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour is a popular tour package that takes tourists to the base camp of the Annapurna mountain range via helicopter. This tour is a great option for those who want to experience the beauty of Annapurna and the surrounding mountain ranges without having to go through the strenuous trek.
The tour typically starts with an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, which is the starting point of the trek to Annapurna Base Camp. From Pokhara, the helicopter flies to Annapurna Base Camp, which is located at an elevation of 4,130 meters (13,550 feet). The tour usually lasts for around 2-3 hours, depending on the weather and other factors.
The tour offers a great opportunity to see the Annapurna mountain range, including Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, and other peaks. You will also see the terraced fields and the beautiful Gurung villages on the way to the base camp.
It is important to note that the weather conditions in the Annapurna region can be unpredictable and can change rapidly, so it’s essential to book the tour with a reputable tour operator who can provide accurate information about the weather conditions and ensure safety precautions are taken.
It is also important to know that the tour is not recommended for people with pre-existing health conditions, such as heart disease or lung problems, as the high altitude can put a strain on the body.