Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek is a perfect combination of trekking, sightseeing tour and culture.
Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek is suitable for everyone looking to have an adventure in with trekking in Nepal. Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek includes trekking in the beautiful Annapurna region ( to ABC) all the way to the famous Annapurna Base Camp, an exciting helicopter ride back after trek to Annapurna Base Camp, and cultural tours of two famous cities: Pokhara (the Lake City) & Kathmandu ( the buzzing capital of Nepal). There are number of magnificent mountains, lush green river valley, versatile landscapes and several villages along the Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek route.
These various components are making Annapurna region one of the most diverse trekking destinations in Nepal trekking. Towering peaks above 8000m are amazing to witness so close, namely Annapurna (8091m), Dhaulagiri (8164m) and iconic mountain Machhapucchre - also know as Fishtail for her fishtail shape - is amazingly admiring. All of these can be seen from Poonhill on our sunrise hike on day 3rd.
We will visit Machhapucchre Base Camp on the way to ABC, and the views from there is mesmerizing. From the helicopter, you will get to admire the mountains from a different perspective, as well as the lush green forests and its long river valley. Aerial view of lake city pokhara will look awesome with the mountains all around.
Specially managed area after the last real village, Sinuwa; is a jungle walk and chance of sighting wild animals and watching bird is highly probable. During the city tours of Pokhara and Kathmandu you will be able to dive deeper into the colorful Nepalese culture and visit several UNESCO World Heritage sites like Pashupatinath (the cremation place0, Patan Durbar Square, Living godess temple, Boudhanath Stupa and the Monkey temple. Some travelers have expressed concerns of the colossal upsurge in the selection of Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek options in Nepal. There are worries that this will only lead to a myriad of difficulties among travelers.
In our opinion, more options for trekking in the Annapurna region has had more positive than negative effects for travelers. Multiple choices allow trekkers to choose the itinerary, route, trip length and departure date that best suits their needs. The itineraries have also been developed based on suggestions from trekkers.
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Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.
Our representative will be waiting you at the airport, Welcome to Nepal ! Nepalgram Representative will assist you to check in to your hotel. You will be notified about the netting for your Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek by the same person. In the evening we will talk about preparation for Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek and necessary things you might have forgotten but you still can buy at themel.
Day 2: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara, drive to Nayapul and trek to Hile (1500m)
23 minutes flight from kathmandu to Pokhara is scenic, once you get near to Pokhara valley you will Annapurna, Manaslu and many other Himalaya range. Once you land at the Pokhara airport, mountains view is awesome. On arrival at the airport, your guide will receive you at the gate and you will drive to Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek starting point. Todays hike is approx 4 hours along the side of Madi Khola, it is a gradual walk also famous as warm up hike for your Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek adventure.
Day 3: Trek from Hile to Ghorepani (2880m)
After breakfast at Hile we hike for around 7 hours until we get to Ghorepani village. Ghorepani is a junction of Annapurna circuit trek, ABC trek, Ghorepani Ghandruk trek and few other trails. Walk till ulleri village has uphill sections but after 30 minutes from Ulleri, peaceful green jungle walk will continue all the way to Ghorepani. Ghorepani has perfect view of both Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalaya range.
Day 4: Morning hike from Ghorepani to Poonhill and then trek to Tadapani (2630m)
Most of the people go for sunrise at poonhill but few also hike up the punhill for sunset. We leave early in the morning for sunrise at Poonhill, sun rises right behind the towering mountains; more close to Mt. Fishtail (the sacred mountain). Do not forget to keep little bit of cash with you as there is a tea shop at the top of punhill where we can take a sip of hot chocolate while staring at the sun to come out. After sunrise, we will trek down to Ghorepani village for breakfast. It takes less than 1 hour to get back to the village whereas climbing up from Ghorepani to Poonhill might take 2 hours. After breakfast we trek to Tadapani today. Todays walk has numerous Ups and Downs but today's jungle walk will soak us in nature.
Day 5: From Tadapani to Chhomrong (2200m)
Tadapani is a small village with great view of Annapurna South, fistail and few other mountains whereas Chhomrong is a biggest village of the annapurna base camp heli trek. It takes approx 6 hours to get there, the walk is more downhill and less up. Today we will pass by the local school and few village with cool landscape. Say "Namaste" to the locals, joining two hands and touching forehead with both your thumbs.
Day 6: Chhomrong to Himalaya (2750m)
Roughly 7 hours of walking from Chhomrong takes us at Himalaya. Himalaya is a really small place with very few teahouses in the side of rivers. This place being right at the middle of the jungle makes you feel being soaked in nature.
Day 7: Himalaya to Annapurna Base camp (4120m)
After breakfast at Chhomrong, trekking to Annapurna base camp starts, the main day if your Annapurna Base camp Heli trekking. Once you get to a next village called Deurali, so not forget to ask your guide where is the natural stone print of Gautam Buddha is ? Once you get to machhapuchhre Base camp, we get really close to the mountains. Naturally soaked trekkers at this point will start admiring the trekking beyond the hardship they had during the entire trek. Do not forget to drink lot of water today, as ABC can be cold to drink more. Annapurna Base camp is approx 8 hours away from Himalaya. Today is the day where we will walk through the jungle and get to NO TREE zone. We sleep at Annapurna Base Camp.
Day 8: Fly to Pokhara by chartered Helicopter and day tour of Pokhara (lake city).
Pokhara is famous for Phewa lake right at the side of city. This lake front is famous from the time of hippies, when they traveled Nepal, Hippies used to stay close to the lakes and people from the hills of Sarangkot and World peace stupa started to built huts near the lake so they can have small business by selling thing to hippie travelers. Flight to Pokhara pass along the river valley you have walked all the way up. When you get near to Pokhara the scenery of Lake, city and the Mountains looks awesome. Once getting back to Pokhara we will do Pokhara city tour with guide in private vehicle.
Day 9: Fly to Kathmandu in the morning
Flying to Back to Kathmandu is very short flight. Once you get back to Kathmandu airport our representative will take you to your hotel and take rest the entire day. Representative will give you information about next days activity. Feel free to ask us by email if you need to.
Day 10: Kathmandu UNESCO world heritage site day tour. Sightseeing tour lasts fro whole day, which includes tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey temple, Boudhanath and the Hindu cremation place. You will be guided by a government Licence holder tour guide in the private vehicle.
Day 11: Departure from Kathmandu.
Now the time has come to conclude your Annapurna Base camp heli trek. Time has come to farewell you with promise to see you again. Wish you all the best, from Nepalgram Family.
Cost of ABC Heli Trek
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Note - Price displayed is for one person, Saying that, more people makes the price low.
With more number of people in the group, Less the price will be. So, we encourage our guests to find more people and decrease the cost.
Helicopter are 6 seated unlike to all transportation cost; helicopter ride with many peole becomes really cheap.
ABC Heli Trekking Cost Includes:
- • Airport pickup and drop off by private car for domestic and international flights as in the itinerary
- • Domestic flights to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu
- • Helicopter from Annapurna Base Camp to Pokhara
- • 3 nights Standard Hotel at Kathmandu & One night in a Standard Hotel in Pokhara B/B (bed and breakfast)
- • All accommodation and food (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during Annapurna Base Camp Heli trek; fresh fruit will be served every night after dinner.
- • All necessary paperwork, entry permits & TIMS
- • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government licensed guide (both tour + Trek) including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
- • A helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people).
- • Medical supplies (first aid kit); Oxygen saturation will be checked by oxymeter.
- • All government taxes and office expenses.
- • Guided city tour of Pokhara in Private vehicle; includes 4 destinations
- • Guided city tour of Kathmandu; includes 4 destinations, in Private vehicle
- All (kathmandu and pokhara) Sightseeing entrance fees if applicable
- Gratitudes (except for the lead guide)
ABC Heli Trekking Cost Excludes:
- • International airfare and Nepal entry visa fee (you can easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport – Kathmandu)
- • Your travel and medical insurance for emergency, we will assist you with the arrangement in case of emergency
- • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks during the trip & food while in cities.
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- Activity ⇒ Trek/Walk
- Activity Level ⇒Exceptional
- Accommodation ⇒Teahouse/Lodge
- Group Size ⇒2 to 5
- Service level ⇒Basic
- Trip Code ⇒ABCT14
- Travel Style ⇒ Guided Tour
- Max Altitude ⇒4130 m
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