"Trek in the famous Annapurna region and take a comfortable helicopter ride back to Pokhara on our Annapurna base camp trek with helicopter return. Explore the beautiful villages, vibrant cultures, lush forests, and the lap of the tenth highest mountains in the world, Annapurna Base Camp, on this short adventurous trek."
Annapurna base camp trek and return by helicopter is a short trekking package that explores the lower altitude of Mt. Annapurna. Unlike the classic 14 days or 16 days of Annapurna base camp trekking package, we have combined helicopter return at the end of the trek to make the journey comparatively short yet more thrilling.
Explore the wonders of the Annapurna region and witness jaw-dropping views of the western Himalayan mountains on the Annapurna base camp helicopter trek. Trek through the Annapurna Conservative Area, home to numerous flora & fauna. The trail is all about ascending and descending through lush woodlands and small villages.
The locals from different ethnic groups like Gurung, Magar, Chhetri, Brahmin, etc reside along the Annapurna base camp trek route. They make the trekking experience furthermore compelling. You'll be getting to see their daily lifestyle and have a glimpse of their culture. The locals are very welcoming and friendly. You'll not feel alone and unattended.
The lush green hills and terraced fields with the occasional appearance of waterfalls and rushing streams make the trekking part very immersing. The trail has steep, rugged sections. You'll be crossing many suspension and wooden bridges. Before reaching the Annapurna base camp, the trail passes by Machhapuchhre base camp.
The view of mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Nilgiri (7,061 m), Fishtail (6,993 m), Gangapurna (7,455 m), Tilicho Peak (7,134 m), etc is seen throughout the trail. The scenery from every village is stunning. Likewise, the aerial panorama of the snowy mountains and hills is heavenly too. You'll enjoy very close and dramatic views of the mountains during the Annapurna base camp trek with helicopter return.
Located 40 km north of Pokhara, Annapurna Sanctuary is a high glacial basin with mountains above 7,000 meters. The sanctuary has an extraordinary ecosystem that ranges from dense tropical forests of rhododendron & bamboo to the rain shadow and alpine zone.
The Annapurna Sanctuary is part of the Annapurna Conservation Area. It is the largest conservation area in Nepal, home to 100,000 residents, 1,226 species of flowering plants, 105 mammals, 518 birds, 40 reptiles, and 23 amphibians.
The trail goes through the Annapurna Conservation Area. So, there's a high chance of you coming across the wildlife and exotic plants.
Annapurna base camp trek with helicopter return itinerary
The Annapurna base camp trek with helicopter return begins from Pokhara with a short drive to Nayapul. Nayapul is our starting point of the trek. From here, we begin trekking through lush forests and small villages like Birethanti and Kimche to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is our first night stop. The next day, the trail ascends to Komrong Danda and descends to Komrong Khola. Enjoying the mountain views, we continue trekking above the riverside to Sinuwa.
Leaving Sinuwa, we’ll gradually walk through beautiful villages like Bamboo, Dovan, and Himalaya. We walk by forests of rhododendron and bamboo to Deurali, the last village we stay in before reaching ABC. The trail further ascends via Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Following a narrow path from here, we reach Annapurna Base Camp.
We spend the night at ABC, and the next day early in the morning fly back to Pokhara in a helicopter. The helicopter flies over the Annapurna region and offers a jaw-dropping aerial view of the mountains & hills. In the evening, we'll have a farewell dinner and celebrate the trek's success.
Annapurna base camp trek with helicopter return to Pokhara/Kathmandu
According to our Annapurna base camp trek with helicopter return itinerary, the trek ends at ABC, and you'll fly to Pokhara. The flight time is approximately 20 minutes. Or, if you want, we can extend the helicopter flight to Kathmandu with an additional charge. We offer the best helicopter flight cost with a safe and comfortable flight experience.
ABC trek and heli return difficulty
Annapurna base camp trekking is known as a moderate trek in the Himalayas. The trekking route is rugged and gains high elevation. This trek is doable for anyone with good health and can walk 5 to 6 hours a day. No previous trekking experience is needed to join the Annapurna base camp trek and return by helicopter.
Other factors like basic accommodation, simple food, and limited services can make the journey overall difficult for the trekkers. Walking 6 hours on average each day demands stamina and endurance, so it is better to work on that before the beginning of the trek.
During the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Trek, there's also the risk of altitude sickness. Our Annapurna Heli trek itinerary is perfect. It provides adequate time for trekkers to adjust to the elevation and rest. However, your body may react differently to the changes in altitude, so we recommend you visit your doctor and get a prescription to carry on the trek.
Join Annapurna base camp trek with helicopter return 2022/2023
You can join our Annapurna base camp trek with helicopter return for the upcoming autumn season in 2022 or place an early booking for spring/autumn 2023. We organized both group and private Annapurna base camp trek returns by helicopter. As per your requirement, you can choose either option.
On a group helicopter trek, you travel with other trekkers from around the world (if you are a solo trekker). This option reduces the per head cost, and you get to make new friends too. Or, there is also the alternative of private trekking and helicopter return.
During the Annapurna base camp trek heli fly out, our best guides and porters will accompany you. The trip is safe and guaranteed. Our team will help you with booking and preparation.
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