Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek

  • Trip Start

    Kathmandu

  • Trip End

    Kathmandu

  • Group Size

    Min 02 Pax

  • Transportation

    Flight/Land

  • Max Altitute

    4,130m/13,545ft

  • Accomadation

    Hotel in Cities + tea houses in trek

  • Best Season

    March - May and September - December

  • Easy level

    Trip Grade

    Moderate
Starting From/Per person $ 1630 USD
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Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek blend both trekking journey and luxurious helicopter ride experience within 08 Days. These trip is famous among the trekkers who have a tight schedule but want to experience Annapurna Region. Also, famous among those who are willing to get the different experience than regular itinerary. But, Nowadays these itinerary is popular among all the adventure lovers. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is probably the best and classical treks that offers opportunity to explore typical Nepali Village, local people and their lifestyle, tradition, culture. Awe-inspiring mountain views, lush green Rhododendron, bamboo and alpine forests makes your trip more beautiful. It is a quite easy and shorter trek than other high altitude treks in Nepal. Any fit person can do take this trip, even if you do not have any previous experience.

Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek Starts with the flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. These 30 minutes flight that offer rewarding experience of flying with the clouds with scenic Himalayas and tranquil lake. Pokhara is also famous for its pristine Fewa Lake. Upon arrival at Pokhara airport, you board a vehicle and drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk. On the first day trek you will get the views of mountains Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Fishtail. Next day, we hike to Chomrong village, a delightful town situated on the lap of the Annapurna massive. Passing through the village of Bamboo and Sinuwa the trail lead us into the heart of the Sanctuary at the Annapurna Base Camp. On the trekking trail, will be be reward with the awe-inspiring view of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Himchuli, Gandharva Chuli, Glacier Dom, Annapurna III, Gangapurna etc. Annapurna Base camp offers you to enjoy the close 360 panorama view of the snowy terrains and mountains. After completion of Annapurna Base Camp, you will fly to Pokhara by charter helicopter and take airplane flight back to Kathmandu. The excitement of the journey is vastly appealing!

Before taking Helicopter flight, Observe the scenic sunrise view over Annapurna massifs. Flying back to Pokhara on helicopter offers spectacular scenery which cannot be experienced on foot trail. You will be able to notice the dramatic change in the landscape from the snowy high mountains are replace with forests, green hills, and terrace farmlands. Get close aerial view of the stunning mountains and the amazing high landscapes. Once you land at Pokhara, we will then take an afternoon regular flight back to Kathmandu. You can spend the free time at leisure or explore around the city.

Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek

  • Fulfill dream to visit ABC (4,130m) in short period of time
  • Scenic flight to and from Pokhara
  • Hike throughout the beautiful Rhododendrons forest
  • ABC Heli Trek which start and end in Kathmandu
  • Explore around Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Awe-inspiring 360° panorama Mountains and Sunrise View
  • panoramic views of Annapurna I, II, II, south, Dhaulagiri, Himchuli, Gangapurna and many more
  • Impressive Helicopter return flight from Annapurna Base Camp to Pokahra
  • Enjoy mountain views while resting at Tea houses

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Detailed Itinenary

Day 01:

Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel.

Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, you are welcomed by the hospitable meeting and then you will be transferred to hotel. Kathmandu is the capital and largest metropolitan center, and well known city of temples, monasteries and shrines. Hotel is located at Thamel where numerous restaurants, bars and shops that cater everything you need. You can take this opportunity to hire or buy any trekking equipment along with any souvenirs. There will be a pre-trip meeting, so make sure to ask all the questions. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02:

Fly to Pokhara; Drive to Nayapul and start trek to Ghandruk

Accommodation: Standard Lodge in Ghandruk

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After Breakfast at Hotel, You will be transfer to domestic airport to catch flight to Pokhara. It is just 30 minutes flight rewarding experience of flying with the clouds with scenic Himalayas and tranquil lake. Pokhara is also famous for its pristine Fewa Lake. Upon arrival at Pokhara airport, you board a vehicle and drive to Nayapul and to start trek. Nayapul is a busy town located around 1 Hours aways from Pokhara. Our destination for today is Ghandruk via Birethanti. It is easy trek through alpine woods with distant sight of the mountains. we we mainly trek on wide road followed by uphill climb at the end. After crossing through the suspension bridges, bamboo forests, and waterfalls we reach Ghandruk. Get the views of mountains Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Fishtail. Ghandruk is one of the popular village in Annapurna trekking trail inhabited by Gurung people. You can also get opportunity to Visit the Gurung museum. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 03:

Trek Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m/7120ft)

Distance: 5 - 6 hours trek

Accommodation: Standard Lodge in Chhomrong

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today After Breakfast, you will trek from Ghandruk to Chhomrong. We hike up for around an hour up to Kimrungdanda. On the way get breathetaking mountain views of Annaprna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) and Gangapurna. After descending, We cross over the suspension bridge at Kimrong Khola. After a hike, we hike to Chere Danda followed by descend and gentle walk to Chhomrong village. Chomrong is a delightful town situated on the lap of the Annapurna massive. Overnight in Chhomrong.

Day 04:

Trek Chhomrong to Bamboo (2310m/7578ft)

Distance: 4 - 5 hours trek

Accommodation: Standard Lodge in Bamboo

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast, we starts our trek. We descend via 2500 stone steps and head towards Chhomrong Khola. We cross the the river on a suspension bridge and uphill climb to Sinuwa. Afterward, we pass through a beautiful forest to Kuldihar followed by downhill hike to Bamboo. Overnight in Bamboo.

Day 05:

Trek Bamboo to Deurali (3230m/10,595ft)

Distance: 3 - 4 hours trek

Accommodation: Standard Lodge in Deurali

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After the usual breakfast, We continue our trek through bamboo forest which is damp and cold. Then trail rises steadily with fewer steep sections. It is only after reaching Himalaya Hotel that the forest opens up and we will be in sun again with astounding views of the glacial river below. It is a steep climb up before reaching Hinku Cave. We will also pass several tributaries over log and grass bridges. The vegetation is sparser, allowing magical views of the valley, the river below, and the sheer rock-face cliffs above with bands of wispy waterfalls. Overnight in Deurali.

Day 06 :

Trek Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,545ft) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m/12135ft)

Distance: 5- 6 hours trek

Accommodation: Standard Lodge in Annapurna Base Camp

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast the trail lead us into the heart of the Sanctuary at the Annapurna Base Camp. The trail goes uphill for few hours passing some roofless shepherds huts along the side of a moraine - this area is windy and often snowbound. The trail climbs on past the Machhapuchre Base Camp, which isn’t really a base camp since climbing the mountain is not permitted. When you arrive at Machhapuchhre Base Camp, you will be reward with the awe-inspiring view of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Himchuli, Gandharva Chuli, Glacier Dom, Annapurna III, Gangapurna etc. From here it is a two-hour trek to Annapurna Base camp, which offers you to enjoy the scenic and close 360 panorama view of the snowy terrains and mountains. Mount Annapurna will stand just in front of you with other snow peaks. The rest of day you have time to explore around and relax at the base camp as per your interest. Snap photos to take back the wonderful moments and after return home tell stories of your amazing experiences. Overnight at guesthouse in Annapurna Base Camp. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 07:

Helicopter flight back to Pokhara and regular flight to Kathmandu

Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Include Meals: Breakfast and Farewell Dinner

As it is your last day of trek, You will wake up early to observe the scenic sunrise and view of Annapurna massifs. After spending a wondrous moment at the base camp, We take Helicopter flight, which offers opportunity to get close aerial view of the stunning mountains and the amazing high landscapes. As you board the flight, you will be able to notice the dramatic change in the landscape from the snowy high mountains are replace with forests, green hills, and terrace farmlands. When you get near to Pokhara the scenery of Lake looks awesome. The stunning views from the Helicopter is full of excitement and thrill. Once you land at Pokhara, we will then take an afternoon regular flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu, transfer to hotel and spend the day at leisure or explore around. You can also walk around the city and do shopping for your loved ones and relatives. In the evening, there will be a Farewell Dinner at one of the Nepali authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural show to celebrate the successful completion of Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Trek.

Day 08:

Final Departure

Include Meals: Breakfast

It's your last day in Nepal! Grab hygenic breakfast, then take last-minute shopping and explore around the market or relax at hotel in Kathmandu. You will be advised and assisted for onward travel arrangements to make sure that you arrive at Airport three hours before your flight departs. Our airport representative will drop you to the airport for your International flight as per your flight schedule. We will exchange our good-byes and now you will be leaving Nepal, armed with all the good memories and unforgettable Experience. We know and hope that you will always remember this trip and after return home tell stories of your amazing experiences in Nepal. If you want to explore more of Nepal or the Himalayan countries Bhutan and Tibet, Please do let us know.

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What’s Included

Price Includes

  • Airport pickup and drop facility in a private vehicle
  • Twin sharing standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast inclusive
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara Flight Ticket including departure tax.
  • Twin sharing standard hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast inclusive
  • All necessary surface transfer required by private vehicle
  • Best available Tea house lodge accommodations during the trek
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with tea/coffee during the trek
  • A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking well trained, Government license holder trekking guide.
  • Assistant guide for groups of 8 or more people.
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Salary, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation of field staff.
  • Helicopter Charter Flight form Annapurna Base Camp to Pokhara
  • Return flight Pokhara to Kathmandu including departure tax.
  • Trek Permits; Annapurna conservation and Trekkers’ Information Management System Fees
  • We help you to hire a Sleeping bag, down jackets, duffle bags, walking Poles if you don’t have (with extra cost)
  • Medial kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Farewell Dinner in the typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show.
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • All necessary paperwork and official expenses.

What's Not Included

  • International airfare to and from Nepal
  • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara (besides breakfast)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal nature expenses – Phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Any unseen expenses due to circumstances beyond our control (natural calamities, strike etc.)
  • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic cold and hot drinks on trek ( i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the tea houses)
  • All desserts & sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (tipping is expected)

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Accomodation

At Aspiration Adventure, We believe that the accommodation is one of the major factor that enhances your overall travel experience. We will accommodate you in the deluxe 3-Star Hotel in Kathmandu. During the trek, we will ensure and accommodate you to the best available standard, clean, comfortable lodge (teahouse) with great views of the mountain and sceneries. All the Accommodations are on twin sharing basis. However, Single Supplement can be provided upon request at additional cost. Breakfast and dinner will be served from teahouses/lodge menu where we spend the night whereas, lunch will be served on the way to the next destination. In the city, Breakfast will Served and there will be farewell dinner at end of the trip. Please be Noted that, Upon your request we will also be pleased to make the reservations for luxurious accommodation.