Annapurna base camp helicopter tour FAQ

Is The Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour In Nepal Safe?

In short, Yes. Alpine Eco Trek prioritizes safety on any kind of helicopter tours that we operate. Our flights take off only after a comprehensive inspection of weather conditions and wind direction. After the captain has signaled that it is safe to fly, only then we execute the tour. Our fleets go through regular maintenance and are flown by pilots with years of experience in mountain flights. Moreover, you must follow the provided guidelines. The rest is assured.

How Long Does The Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour In Nepal Take?

The Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour from Pokhara is an overall 1 to 2-hour tour with 40 minutes of flight time and 20 minutes ground time. However, if you wish to fly from Kathmandu it will take relatively longer.

Do We Land At More Stops Than Annapurna Base Camp?

No, we don’t. Considering that the Annapurna Base Camp is only about 40km from Pokhara, we do not need to stop at more than one place i.e. The Annapurna Base Camp. However, you can add more destinations to travel to in addition to the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour. Reach us at [email protected] for more information regarding tailoring your trip or simply give us a call at +977-98510 36844.

Does The Helicopter Carry Oxygen Tanks For An Emergency?

Yes, all of our helicopters carry an oxygen tank at all times for an emergency. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) can be unpredictable. Therefore, we always have the safety equipment ready including first aid and an oxygen tank. 

Is There A Chance Of A Flight Delay To The Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour?

Yes. It occurs mostly during the monsoon season due to frequent rainfall. Initially, the helicopter flights will be scheduled to avoid any delays or complications. However, there is always a chance of flight delay or cancellation due to weather conditions. In case the flight is canceled, you will get a refund according to our refund policy.