Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek

Duration: 9 Days

Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek offers you the experience of trekking through the diverse landscape of the Annapurna region combined with the aerial tour of the breathtakingly beautiful of the Annapurna massif.  Our Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek starts with a flight from Kathmandu to the beautiful city of Pokhara, also known as The City of Lakes. We’ll trek across one of the most beautiful trekking trails surrounded by forests, mountains, and diverse landscapes. The Annapurna region is considered as one of many naturally attractive and floral rich regions in Nepal.

The magnificent views of the Annapurna peaks and Mt. Machapuchhre throughout the trek make the route even more scenically pleasing. Overcome the infamous steep steps to reach Ulleri, enjoy trekking through the rhododendron forests on the way to Ghorepani and relish the magnificent panoramic view of the Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri peaks, and Mt. Machapuchhre (Fishtail) among a dozen or more other peaks from Poon Hill, one of the best vantage points in the region.

Next, in the Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek, we trek through Machapuchhre Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp where you can get up-close views of the Annapurna I, III and South along with other mountains like Machapuchhre, Hiuchuli, and Gangapurna. We return to Pokhara from the Annapurna via a helicopter; the flight offers a bird’s eye view of the mountain ranges and the changing landscapes. Passengers enjoy the unbelievably close and clear views of the mountain ranges and Annapurna region during the flight.

Adventure Club Trek also has Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour-1 Day for those who do not want to trek at all and want to land at the Annapurna Base Camp directly.

Trip Highlights:

  • Mountain view flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Trek through the rhododendron forest
  • Climbing the steep steps to Ulleri
  • Overnight at the famous village of Ghorepani
  • Panoramic view of the mountains and sunrise from Poon Hill
  • Close up view of the Annapurna massif and other mountains from Annapurna Base Camp
  • Helicopter ride from ABC to Pokhara

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m)
  • Day 02: Fly to Pokhara (910m), drive to Nayapul, and trek to Ulleri (2050m), 25 minutes flight, 5 hours trek.
  • Day 03: Trek Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,850m) : 5 hours
  • Day 04: Hike to Poonhill (3210m), then trek to Tadapani (2,750m) : 6-7 hours
  • Day 05: Trek Tadapani to Sinuwa (2, 310m) : 5-6 hours
  • Day 06: Trek Sinuwa to Deurali (3,150m) : 5-6 hours
  • Day 07: Trek Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) : 5 hours
  • Day 08: Helicopter Flight to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu on a regular flight.
  • Day 09: Farewell, Flight to Home.
  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m)

    Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), you will be welcomed by a representative from Adventure Club Trek. After sorting out your custom formalities (visa and so on), you will be then transferred to your respective hotel in Adventure Club Trek’s private vehicle and give you some time to freshen up. After this, you will attend an orientation about your trek led by the trekking leader over a welcome dinner.

    Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
    Included Meals: Welcome Dinner

  • Day 02: Fly to Pokhara (910m), drive to Nayapul, and trek to Ulleri (2050m), 25 minutes flight, 5 hours trek.

    We take an early morning flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu. It is a scenic 25 minutes flight. From Pokhara, we drive for an hour and a half to Nayapul. We start our trek from Nayapul on a rocky path alongside the banks of Modi Khola (River) to reach Birethanti and consequently Tikhedunga, We continue on the trail through the village following Burundi Khola’s north bank. Gradually, the trail ascends up to Hille valley at 1,495m and a short climb later we reach our destination for the day, Ulleri. At 2050 m/6725 ft.
    Overnight at Teahouse in Ulleri
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 03: Trek Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,850m) : 5 hours

    After breakfast, we ascend to the Ghorepani village via stone stairs. As we are ascending, we admire the spectacular scenery as Annapurna South looms large, coming and going from our view. We pass waterfalls, tiny villages, and several tea-houses before reaching Ghorepani. We stop at the higher part of the Ghorepani village that offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains including Annapurna South and Nilgiri mountains. The village has small shops that sell local products such as handbags and crafts.

    Overnight at Teahouse in Ghorepani
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dibnnr

  • Day 04: Hike to Poonhill (3210m), then trek to Tadapani (2,750m) : 6-7 hours

    We head out to Poon Hill before the dawn breaks to catch in a romantic setting of shooting stars in the sky above us. Our goal is to reach the top in time to enjoy the golden hour in the Himalaya. At the top, you can enjoy the panoramic view of the full Annapurna massif including other mountains like Dhaulagiri and Machapuchhre among others. We descend to Ghorepani for breakfast after which we leave for Tadapani. Through pine trees and rhododendron forests, we pass by Deurali (2,960m) to reach Tadapani.

    Overnight at Teahouse in Tadapanii
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 05: Trek Tadapani to Sinuwa (2, 310m) : 5-6 hours

    We descend rapidly from Tadapani, but as we near Gurung the trail eases. Enjoy the fantastic views of the Upper Modi Valley along the way. We walk along the west bank of Modi Khola and pass through Chhomrong, a village at the base of Himchuli (7,893m). From here on, we descend to Chhomrong Khola, and then gradually climb up again to reach Sinuwa. Overnight stay in Sinuwa.

    Overnight at Teahouse in Sinuwa
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 06: Trek Sinuwa to Deurali (3,150m) : 5-6 hours

    2-3 hours of walk from Sinuwa brings us to Kuldighar passing Bamboo and Dovan along the way. We head a little ahead to see the forest clearing from where the path goes steeply downwards onto the rocky bank to the end of the gorge. The path ahead is filled with many waterfalls, we also pass by a little shrine opposite the gorge. As we close in on Deurali, at about 3,000m, the forest becomes sparse and the surrounding more spacious.

    Overnight at Teahouse in Daurali
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 07: Trek Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) : 5 hours

    Today is one of the highlights of the trip as our trail passes through Machapuchhre Base Camp (technically not a base camp at Mt. Machhapuchre is climbable) and lands us at the Annapurna Base Camp (4,310m). It takes two hours to reach the Annapurna Base Camp which comes upon you suddenly with full frontal fantastic views of the Annapurna I, & III, and South along with other mountains like Machapuchhre, Gangapurna, and Hiuchuli. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.

    Overnight at Teahouse in ABC
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 08: Helicopter Flight to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu on a regular flight.

    The other highlight of the trip is the helicopter ride from the Annapurna Base Camp to Pokhara. We board the helicopter early in the morning and head back to Pokhara. The mesmerizing aerial view of the Himalayas is worth all the time and money you spend. The landscape gradually changes from snowy lands to green hills, terraced farmlands, and forests. Land in Pokhara and take an afternoon flight back to Kathmandu.

    Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

  • Day 09: Farewell, Flight to Home.

    Adventure Club Trek will manage a farewell drive to the international airport for your final flight departure. Meeting you and serving you was a wonderful experience over the weeks. We are sure you enjoyed a wonderful holiday in beautiful Nepal. We hope you will remember us in the years ahead.

    Included Meals: Breakfast

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and Departure transfer by private tourist vehicle. 
  • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast (2 nights).
  • Best available twin sharing Teahouse or  lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Private, round-trip land transportation between Pokhara and Nayapu
  • Round trip flight (Kathmandu-Pokhara to Kathmandu) including departure tax.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Government licensed, English speaking guide trained in wilderness first aid
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Assistant trekking guides walking with the group to support as necessary (1 assistant guide for 4 trekkers)
  • Staff costs including their, Food, salary, accommodation, transportation and medicine.
  • Insurance covering all staff, including porters as per state law.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion).
  • Annapurna Conservation Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Complimentary Adventure Club Trek T-shirt, and trekking map
  • Duffle bag for the trekking.
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Travel and rescue arrangement (helicopter evacuation is available if needed - at an additional cost)
  • All Government and Local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal visa (USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days)
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • International air fares/flights (fares and flights can be arranged upon the request)
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks)
  • Personal travel insurance and medical bills
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for guide, porters, and drivers (tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)

Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.

Pre-Trip Meeting 

Prior to all the treks and expeditions, Adventure Club Trek hosts a pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The primary purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the forthcoming trek and to introduce other team members. The meeting covers topics as diverse as personal equipment and acclimatization and usually involves a hike and some skills training. Pre-trip meeting is very important in order to have a better preparation of the trekking.

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Trip Facts

  • Trip Code ACTE-51
  • Trip Duration 9 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Trip Style Tea House Trek
  • Accomodation Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek
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