Mardi Himal helicopter tour

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Mardi Himal helicopter tour



Pokhara airport


Pokhara airport




Tara Airlines


12 to 15 minutes

Max Altitude

3550 m

    Details for Mardi Himal Helicopter Tour

    It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that offers a breathtaking perspective of the stunning Himalayan peaks. Departing from Kathmandu, the scenic flight to Pokhara sets the tone for the adventure ahead. With an unwavering commitment to safety and efficiency, travellers have been assured a hassle-free journey to the base camp of the Mardi Himal, without any physical strain or difficulty.

    • The flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara is scenic and enjoyable.
    • Safe and quick travel is assured for all passengers.
    • The journey to the Mardi Himal base camp is effortless.
    • Breathtaking views of the Annapurna Range, Manaslu Range, Dhaulagiri massif, and other snowy peaks can be enjoyed.
    • Passengers can marvel at beautiful sights such as pasture fields, rivers, dense forests, waterfalls, streams, and lakes.
    • Ample time is provided to explore the Mardi Base Camp and create unforgettable memories.
    • Passengers can witness the best possible views of high mountains including Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and more.
    • The area is covered with green vegetation and blooming flowers, particularly on high hills.
    • The Mardi Himal Base Camp is stunning with its unique brownish landscape.
    • Passengers can witness clouds floating beneath the helicopter landing spot, making for a mesmerizing sight.

    The Mardi Himal helicopter tour is a newly launched daily tour in Nepal that operates for both private and shared groups. The tour takes travellers to an extreme height of 4,500 meters above sea level to the base camp of Mardi Himal, which is a popular destination in the Annapurna Region of Nepal. This helicopter tour offers breathtaking views of high mountains, including the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Ranges, and the scenic tropical landscape. The tour starts and ends in Pokhara, taking around 12 to 15 minutes each way. The tour offers an opportunity to capture photos and videos and make unforgettable memories in the short time spent at the Mardi base camp.


6:00 AM - 6:30 AM

Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the hotel

Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the hotel

6:30 AM - 7:00 AM

Get picked up from the hotel

Get picked up from the hotel

7:00 AM - 7:20 AM

Embark on a helicopter ride to Mardi Himal Base Camp

Embark on a helicopter ride to Mardi Himal Base Camp

7:20 AM - - 7:50 AM

Arrive at the Mardi Base Camp and spend 30 minutes capturing photos and exploring the area

Arrive at the Mardi Base Camp and spend 30 minutes capturing photos and exploring the area

7:50 AM - 8:10 AM

Return back to Pokhara via helicopter

Return back to Pokhara via helicopter

8:10 AM - 8:40 AM

Touch down in Pokhara

Touch down in Pokhara

8:40 AM - 8:40 AM

Get dropped off at your hotel

Get dropped off at your hotel


    • Complimentary airport and hotel transfers before and after the Mardi helicopter ride
    • Helicopter tour to Mardi Base Camp from Pokhara with comfortable seating for a group of up to 5 or 6 people
    • A 30-minute break at Mardi Base Camp for photos and videos
    • Service to arrange all necessary permits
    • Fuel surcharges
    • Set of oxygen systems including a mountaineering oxygen cylinder, regulator, and high-tech mask
    • Medical kit carried by your team
    • All local and governmental taxes


    • International flight ticket to and from Nepal
    • Any transportation costs to and from Pokhara
    • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Permit
    • Breakfast and any meals or beverages during the trip
    • Personal gear and clothing such as cameras, batteries, phones, jackets, and trousers
    • Tips or gratitude for the guide or office representative

Safety Tips for Mardi Himal Helicopter Tour

To ensure a safe and enjoyable helicopter trip, it is important to follow certain rules and guidelines. Here are some key safety tips to keep in mind during your journey:

  • Always keep an eye on your pilot and approach the helicopter from the side or front.

  • Make sure you fasten your seat belt properly and keep it on throughout the flight.
  • Do not leave your designated seat without getting permission from the pilot.
  • During this lesson, we will review the basics of seating in a helicopter, including the importance of weight distribution and the impact it has on seating arrangements. Please stay in your assigned seat.
  • Smoking is not allowed unless you receive permission from the pilot.

If you're planning to go on a Mardi Himal helicopter tour, there are some essential items that you should carry to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable trip. Here are some of the must-have items for your journey:

  • Best quality mobile phone or a good camera to capture breathtaking views of the Himalayas.
  • Sunscreen, lip balm, sunhat, and sunglasses protect you from the harsh rays of the sun.
  • Warm clothes to block the wind and cold. Long-sleeved clothes are preferable to keep yourself warm.
  • Mineral water, a maximum of two bottles to keep yourself hydrated.
  • Day backpack to carry all the necessary items for the trip.
  • Light snacks, chocolates, or dry fruits to keep yourself energized during the trip.
  • Some cash to buy anything that you might need and have not carried in a backpack.

Nepalese travel agencies usually provide good helicopter tour packages to Mardi Himal at an affordable cost and a customizable itinerary. The package includes pick-up and drop-off services, well-equipped and maintained helicopters, and reasonable prices. You can customize this trip according to your choice and requirements. Don't hesitate to book your trip with us and reach out to us in case of any queries.

Best Season for Mardi Himal Helicopter Tour

The best season for a Mardi Himal helicopter tour is from January to May and August to December. These months fall during the spring, fall, and winter seasons, which are considered to be the ideal time to visit Mardi Himal. The weather during these seasons is typically good, and the mountain views are spectacular, making it an excellent time for trekking in Nepal as well. For the helicopter tours, it is recommended to visit during the winter season. This is because, during this time, the mountain views are incredibly clear and covered in snow. Despite the cold weather, helicopter tours are short and do not pose a significant issue even during the winter. It is important to note that weather conditions can vary, and it is advisable to check weather reports before planning your helicopter tour to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.


What is the best time of year for Mardi Himal helicopter tours?

The ideal seasons for helicopter tours of Mardi Himal are March to May and September to November. These months provide the best views of the Himalayas and nature. Contact us for information on scheduled departures for the upcoming season.

Do passengers on a helicopter trip have a weight limit?

Helicopters can accommodate up to five passengers (excluding pilots) at a time. For charters, up to five people may be carried. Children aged three and up are welcome to join us on helicopter tours.

Is there an age limit for helicopter tours?

There is no age limit for helicopter tours, and everyone is welcome to join. However, children must be at least three years old to participate in a helicopter ride. Helicopter rides are enjoyable for people of all ages.

How often are helicopter tours cancelled or delayed due to bad weather?

Weather conditions in mountainous areas can be unpredictable and depend on the morning temperature and wind. Our team recommends keeping your trip dates flexible for at least three to four days to avoid travelling during a storm. If the flight is cancelled due to inclement weather, you can try again the next day.

How high will we go on the helicopter tour, and how many people will be in our group?

Most of the helicopters in our fleet can fly at altitudes ranging from 16,000 to 23,000 and can carry a maximum of five passengers.

What is Mardi Himal Helicopter Tour like?

Mardi Himal Helicopter Tour is a scenic flight tour in Nepal that takes you to the Mardi Himal Base Camp, offering stunning views of the Annapurna Range, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and the snow-capped mountains.

How long is the Mardi Himal Helicopter Tour?

The Mardi Himal Helicopter Tour is approximately 2 to 3 hours long, including a 30-minute stop at the Mardi Himal Base Camp for photos and videos.

Is the Mardi Himal Helicopter Tour safe?

Yes, the Mardi Himal Helicopter Tour is safe as the helicopters are well-maintained and flown by experienced pilots. Safety briefings are also provided before the flight.


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