- 2 to 8
- 4210 meter/13809 feet
- Less Active
- Autumn (March to May) & Autumn (Aug to Nov)
- In Person
- Helicopter Trek & Sightseeing
Trek is suitable for everyone looking to have an adventure in with basecamp trekking in Nepal.
Annapurna Basecamp Heli Trek is a 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 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.
Best Time for Annapurna basecamp helicopter trek
Except Monsoon season – ABC Helicopter trek is suitable throughout the year. Reason to skip monsoon to travel to Annapurna basecamp is because of the foggy weather – which might affect the schedule by delaying the helicopter flight.
Autumn (September to November) & Spring (March to May) are regarded as the best time to travel to Annapurna basecamp.
Apart form the best – Winter is also a good season for Annapurna basecamp helicopter trek in Nepal. Winter are cold in the mountains of Annapurna but the beauty of the blues sky and the white Himalaya are even better in this cold time of the year. How cold? It will get below 0 degree Celsius, during the mooring and the nights. But in the sunny day the temperature will be around 10 degree Celsius.
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 place, Patan Durbar Square, Living goddess 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.
Variation in Trekking route
Annapurna basecamp helicopter trek route with Nepalgram will go as Nayapul-Ghorepani-Poonhill-Chhomrong-ABC-Pokhara-Kathmandu. But if your are looking for shorter option there is shorter option.
If you take route skipping Ghorepani village, that means – trekking to the basecamp will be even shorter than this itinerary (as in itinerary section of this package). The route in this case will be = Ghandruk/Siwi – Chhomrong – ABC – Pokhara – Kathmandu. IN this shortest option; you will skip Poonhill. Skipping Poonhill means you will see the stunning view from the top of Poonhill.
From the top of the poonhill – one can see best view of Mt Dhaulagiri range and Mt Annapurna range. Except from the Ghorepani side of ABC route – Dhaulagiri range can not be seen. Means – Dhaulagiri range can not be seen if you do the shorter option as stated above.
Trekking to Annapurna basecamp by helicopter can be a shortest option and luxury Annapurna basecamp trekking, indeed.
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.
For general information about trekking in the Himalaya please check the Frequently Ask Questions. If you have any questions or if you would like to have further details about this itinerary, please send us a message – we are happy to help!
Taking Helicopter on the way back from Annapurna base camp deceives the trekking back to Nayapul along the same trekking trail.
If you hate downhill and have shot time for your holiday in Nepal, you have got a best base camp adventure trekking package.
Highlights of ABC Helicopter Trek
- Sunrise / Sunset at Poonhill
- Ghorepani village & Annapurna Base Camp on foot
- MBC and Annapurna Glacier
- Sunrise at ABC
- Aerial view of Annapurna mountain range
- Pokhara (Lake and cave) and Kathmandu (UNESCO world heritage sites) guided Sightseeing tour