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Annapurna Base Camp Heli Return Trek

Price Starts From

$2150 / per person

Duration

10 Days

Best Season

March - May & Sept - Nov

Grade

moderate

Max Elevation

4130 Meters

Group Size

Minimum 2 Pax

Overview

Annapurna base camp Heli return trek is combination of both trekking to Annapurna base camp trek (4130m) and helicopter ride around the region. It allows you to experience the breathtaking 360 degree sunset views over some of the highest mountain includes Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Himchuli, Neelgiri and Machhapuchhre. Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is remembered for local dish, cold breeze, photography, fresh air, culture and authentic food. Located at north central part of Nepal Annapurna base camp often known for Annapurna Sanctuary trek is fit for kids, family and senior citizen. Annapurna Base Camp Heli back trek started from Nayapul, the trail passes through terraced farmlands, Gurung villages of Ghorepani, panoramic views from Poon Hill, Deurali and continue to  Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchhre base camp

Highlights of the Trip –

  • Sightseeing over the UNESCO listed world heritage sites with rich history, fine culture and beautiful monuments.
  • Stunning scenery of Annapurna range and experience the view of Phewa Lake, Begnas Lake and Sarangkot.
  • Cultural Tour around the remote village, authentic food, off beaten roads, remote lifestyles and teahouse stay.
  • Summit the Annapurna Base Camp of world’s 10th highest mountain via Ghorepani and Poon Hill.
  • Annapurna Conversion Area and rays sun in the top of world’s 10th tallest mountain.

How to accomplish the Annapurna base camp Heli Return Trek ?

The trip begins with a flight to Pokhara, followed by a short drive to Nayapul before beginning our trek to Tikhedhunga. The the next day, we hike to Ghorepani, which offers breathtaking views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Tukuche, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Hiunchuli, and many others. Afterward, we adore sunrise views from Poon Hill before passing through Sinuwa, Deurali, and Machhapuchhre base camps on our way to Annapurna base camp. We spent the entire day at Annapurna base camp, obtaining in the spectacular view from a valley surrounded by splendid peaks in the Annapurna range and glaciers. It’s the perfect sight to take your mind off the stress of walking to base camp all week. Furthermore, the helicopter will pick up at Annapurna base camp and fly around the mountain and drop you off at Pokhara airport, where you will be transferred to your hotel. We return to Kathmandu from Pokhara after completing our journey with a wonderful trek to Annapurna base camp.

Summary of the trek:

The Annapurna Base Camp Heli Return Trek is a moderate-level trek that takes you through snow-capped mountains, lush rhododendron forests, a unique landscape, rich Gurung cultures, traditional Tibetan Buddhist culture, and the fabulous Himalayan scenery of the Annapurna range by helicopter. This trek is usually accomplished between March and May, and September and November. The forests of rhododendron blossom are an imaginative experience in the spring, i.e .March to May. If you prefer short and easy treks, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Annapurna Panorama Trek, or Annapurna Short Trek are well-known alternatives.

 

Itinerary

  • Day : 01  
    Welcome to Kathmandu (TIA):

    The first day marks your arrival day in Kathmandu. Clear all the visa requirements and customs clearance, if any, at the arrival section of the airport. As you come out, you will find a representative from World Alpine Treks waiting for you holding a board with your name. You will then be transferred to your hotel at Kathmandu. The representative will shortly inform you about the plans ahead.

    Altitude

    1400 M

    Accommodation

    Hotel

    Meal

  • Day : 02  
    Fly to Pokhara (25 minutes) and Drive to Nayapul (1:30 hour) then trek to Tikhedhunga (4 Hours):

    In the morning, you will be picked up at your hotel and transferred to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport. Catch a flight o Pokhara, and you will land at the airport in Pokhara. From Pokhara airport, we take a short drive for around an hour to Nayapul. It is the actual start point of our trekking journey. From Nayapul, we start walking along a lush landscape to Birethanti. It is a prosperous town inhabited by people of ethnic communities. We follow the streets of Birethanti and pass the forests of bamboo and waterfall on the way. We further walk towards Ranghai and ascend the valley until we reach the village of Tikhedhunga. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse/ lodges in Tikhedhunga. (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

    Altitude

    1540 M

    Accommodation

    Tea House

    Meal

    B - L - D
  • Day : 03  
    Trek to Ghorepani (2860 Meters) - 6 Hours:

    Today, we cross a suspension bridge over a stream and ascend up through the stone paved step stairs to Ulleri. Ulleri is a large village at an elevation of 2800 meters inhabited by the people of the Magar community. We climb up the village and cross the meadows to a campsite where we stop for lunch. We further continue through the trail, pass two streams, and climb up to Nagenthanti. From here, we hike up until we open up to the beautiful village of Ghorepani. As we reach the village, we will be able to witness some astonishing views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Tukuche, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Hiunchuli, and many more. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse/ lodges in Ghorepani. (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

    Altitude

    2860 M

    Accommodation

    Tea House

    Meal

    B - L - D
  • Day : 04  
    Hike to Poon Hill (3210 Meters) -1:30 hour and trek to Tadapani (2630 Meters) - 5 Hours:

    We wake up early in order to catch the sunrise view from Poon Hill, a popular viewpoint in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is known for sunrise/ sunset views and panoramic views of mountains in the Annapurna range. The shimmering glory of golden sun rays over the Annapurna massif from Poon Hill merely looks amazing. The panoramic views of mountains like Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Tukuche peak, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Varaha Shikhar, Mt. Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Lamjung Himal, etc. add to the glory of this place. After enjoying the views, we return back to Ghorepani and follow a trail that takes us to Tadapani. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse/ lodges in Tadapani. (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

    Altitude

    2630 M

    Accommodation

    Tea House

    Meal

    B - L - D
  • Day : 05  
    Trek to Sinuwa (2360 Meters) - 6 hours:

    Today, we descent down along the lush rhododendron and oak forests. We follow the trail that goes through dense wood to Chomorong. Chomorong is a beautiful village inhabited by the people of the Gurung community. It is considered as a gateway to Annapurna Sanctuary. One can enjoy the great hospitality of Gurung people here. From Chomorong, we further descent down through the stone-paved stairs and cross a long suspension bridge over the Chomorong river and we then climb up a rocky trail until we reach the village of Sinuwa. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse/ lodges in Sinuwa. (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

    Altitude

    2360 M

    Accommodation

    Tea House

    Meal

    B - L - D
  • Day : 06  
    Trek to Deurali (3230 Meters) - 6:30 Hours:

    Leaving Sinuwa, walk along the forested area to Kuldahar. There is a check post of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project here. From here, we continue our descent down to Dovan and follow a damp trail that passes through the thick forests of bamboo and rhododendron. As we move ahead, we open up to the Hotel Himalaya with inspiring views of a glacial lake that flows down to the valley. From here, we ascend up to a historical place – Hinku cave. It is a camping site for the climbers trying to ascent Annapurna I. We then descent down through an undulating path to Deurali. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse/ lodges in Deurali. (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

    Altitude

    3230 M

    Accommodation

    Tea House

    Meal

    B - L - D
  • Day : 07  
    Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130 Meters) - 4:30 Hours:

    As we leave Deurali, we descent down to a glacial river and walk towards Machhapuchhre Base Camp, Leaving towards Machhapuchhre Base Camp, we head towards Annapurna Base Camp, enjoying the magnificent views of Machhapuchhre Himal, Annapurna Hima, Gangapurna, and Hiunchuli. We enter through the natural gateway to Annapurna Sanctuary and ascend up until we reach the Annapurna Base Camp. As we open up to the base camp, we will be able to get some astonishing views of a valley surrounded by grand peaks in the Annapurna range and glaciers. It is a perfect sight to fade away the tiredness of walking to the base camp all week long. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse/ lodges in Annapurna Base Camp. (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

    Altitude

    4130 M

    Accommodation

    Tea House

    Meal

    B - L - D
  • Day : 08  
    Heli ride to Pokhara - 30 Minute:

    Early in the morning, after breakfast, a helicopter will pick you up at the Annapurna Base Camp. As the helicopter flies and makes round over the region, you can enjoy some stunning views of the distinctive landscapes. The helicopter will drop you at the Pokhara airport. You can also enjoy some scenic views of Pokhara city and Phewa Lake as you fly over. Upon arrival, you will be escorted to a hotel in Pokhara. For rest of the time, you can spend your time exploring some places around Pokhara. Tonight, we stay at a hotel in Pokhara. (Inclusive of breakfast)

    Altitude

    820 M

    Accommodation

    Hotel

    Meal

    B
  • Day : 09  
    Drive to Kathmandu (1400) - 06 Hours:

    Concluding our trip, we drive back via the same route along the Prithvi highway to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu. Tonight, we stay at a hotel in Kathmandu. (Inclusive of breakfast and lunch)

    Altitude

    1400 M

    Accommodation

    Hotel

    Meal

    B - L
  • Day : 10  
    Departure day:

    Before a few hours of your scheduled flight, you will be transferred to the international terminal of Tribhuvan International airport. (Inclusive of Breakfast).

    Altitude

    1400 M

    Accommodation

    Meal

    B

Inclusion

  • Airport pickup/ Drop facility.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara Flight .
  • Chartered helicopter from the Annapurna Base Camp to Pokhara.
  • All ground transportation during the trip.
  • Meals as mentioned in itinerary.
  • 2 Night Accommodation in a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu .
  • 1 Night Accommodation in a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara.
  • Trekking permit & TIMS.
  • Entry fee to national parks, heritage sites and other places.
  • A professional English speaking guide and a porter (one porter for two clients).
  • Sleeping bag if you require.
  • Duffel bag, trekking map, company t-shirt.
  • First aid kit.
  • All government taxes.

Exclusion

  • Travel insurance.
  • Nepal entry visa fee: You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 50 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 125). Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.
  • International airfare.
  • Extra night hotel in Kathmandu and pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Utility expenses like telephone, electricity for charging, internet, laundry services, etc .
  • Tips for support crew members of your trekking team.
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