Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek - 8 Days

Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek is a perfect piece of cake that includes both flavors of trekking and helicopter ride. You’ll love the entire cake. Why not? After all, You’ll have two beautiful experiences here in this Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek.

Annapurna Base Camp is one of the most sought trekking destinations of Nepal. Yearly, thousands of visitors from all around the world lurk here to the Annapurna Region. Some of them have plenty of travel time and they cover the entire Annapurna Base Camp Trek on their foot. Some of them don’t have the time to do the entire round trek and they join either the Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek or Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour. If you have 8 days out of your busy schedule, here is the beautiful deal from Everest Experience and Assistance– Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek.

Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek is worth picking. This Heli trek leads you to Annapurna Base Camp(4130m), where everything is beautiful from golden brown grass to white snow. You’ll gaze at every inch of the view that Annapurna Base Camp provides. The 360° vistas of the mighty Mt Annapurna(8,091m) and its siblings.

The view also includes other giant mountains like Mt Machapuchare, Mt Gangapurna, Mt Hiunchuli, Mt Khangsar Kang. Other than peaks the snowy terrains are also equally vigilant to observe. You’ll stand at the center of the heavenly surrounding. If you are a 5 A.M person, you can strike the stunning sunrise view.

A while before reaching Annapurna Base Camp, this trek starts from the tourist hub, Pokhara. Pokhara is the touristic place of Nepal where you can enjoy the lakeside outing, cafe hangouts, and views of far resting peaks. And from there, it’s all about nature and culture.

You’ll march on by crossing the green and dense flora filled routes and exploring the settlements near them. The Annapurna region is rich in natural vegetation, the forests filled with Rhododendrons, Oaks, and Bamboos. Whereas the villages filled with Gurung communities are observable. The culture, lifestyle, and food of theirs is totally exotic to explore.

The routes are steep and hilly hence demanding the average level of fitness. On this trip, you will have to push yourself one way only while trekking. The other way is not a micro sweat dropping, you’ll hop into a helicopter and there you are in Pokhara within the half-hour.

You’ll fly like an eagle in the sky by enjoying the scenic views of the world’s most beautiful topography. Not to miss it, the way back from ABC is a wonderful experience that you’ll add to your memory gallery.

Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek

  • A scenic bus drive to the Pokhara
  • Dramatic trekking routes hosted by lots of flora
  • Awe-inspiring sunrise and 360° panorama Mountains view
  • High altitude gain of 4,130m at Annapurna Base Camp
  • The beautiful sight of Mt Annapurna First, Second, Third, South, Mt Machhapuchhre, Mt. Gangapurna, Mt Dhaulagiri
  • Exploring unique Gurung culture
  • Impressive return Helicopter ride
  • Touring the City of Lakes, Pokhara

Best Season for the Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek

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Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek is a possible trip anytime in the year. But, sometimes the weather becomes the villain for this trip. The best seasons for Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek are the Spring and Autumn.

The months of March, April, May provide clear and undisturbed views of the landscapes and mountains. Similarly, Autumn is equally the best period of Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek. From late-September to the end of December you can embark on this Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek to enjoy the historic natural beauty of the Annapurna region.

The temperatures during these seasons are bearable with the right clothing. However, the temperature of the higher region is always cold, colder than the lower region.

Whereas, Winter and Summer seasons are less crowded. Only a few adventurers choose these seasons to travel to Annapurna Base Camp. The trails are less crowded and the views are also different from the peak season like Autumn and Spring.

The weather during the Winter and Spring season is very unpredictable. As a result, the Winter and Summer seasons are not picked by so many visitors.

To sum up all, Autumn and Spring are the safest and best times to do Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek. In contrast, Summer/ Monsoon and Winter are possible but little risky times to do this Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek.

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Day 1
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu | Altitude Gain: 1400m

Soon before your arrival at Kathmandu Airport, our team will be there to pick you up. And after your arrival, you will get the hotel transfer by our representatives. Check into the hotel and rest after a long flight. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 2
Day 02: City’s Sightseeing and Trek Arrangement

From here, you will start with the tour to the World heritage sites of Kathmandu.

Cultural sites like Basantapur/Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Temple, and Boudhanath. These sites are the must-visit places of Kathmandu city. And after the worthwhile visit, you can use the remaining time for trek related shopping. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 3
Day 03: Bus drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara | Altitude Gain: 820m | Drive Time: 6 to 7hrs

Let roll-on, You’ll leave Kathmandu for until next time. The scenic bus ride to Pokhara will start from Kathmandu. It will be 6 hours of bus ride over the Prithivi Highway. The ride is scenic due to the views of green hills, serpentine rivers, and afar peaks.

After the beautiful drive, you will reach the most beautiful city in Nepal, Pokhara. It is a tourist hub, streets full of tourists. After the check-in, You’ll wander around the lakeside and other happening places. Pokhara is the major tourist destination in Nepal, you’ll explore as much as of Pokhara that you can in half a day. Overnight at Hotel on the lakeside.

Day 4
Day 04: Short drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and Trek to Ghandruk | Altitude Gain: 1940m | Drive Time: 2hr | Walk Time: 5-6hrs

Soon after your breakfast, you will join a taxi ride to reach Nayapul. After 2 hrs of a taxi ride, you’ll reach Nayapul and there your trek will start. The trek to reach Ghandruk before dusk. You’ll cross Birethanti village and several other Gurung settlements before entering Ghandruk.

Ghandruk is the main stop of this trek that is mainly inhabited by the Gurung. It is a gateway to the famous Poon Hill Trek. From here you can enjoy the dramatic views of Mt Machapuchare, Mt Annapurna, Mt Gangapurna. Overnight at Lodge of Ghandruk.

Day 5
Day 05: Trek from Ghandruk to Sinuwa | Altitude Gain: 2,360m | Walk Time: 5-6 hour

On this day you will start the trek Ghandruk by following the sides of the Modi River. Then leaving the banks of the river, you will ascend towards the big stone hill. And climbing it you will cross a small bridge of the Kimrong river. You’ll walk on a steep hill, Jhinu Danda, which ends at Chhomrong Village.

Leaving the Chhomrong you’ll enter into the forest of Rhododendron, Bamboo and oak forest. The forest trail is pretty enjoyable as you will smell nature. Then, you’ll walk till Sinuwa, the final destination of the day. Sinuwa offers a pleasing view and stay. Overnight at Sinuwa.

Day 6
Day 06: Trek from Sinuwa to Deurali | Altitude Gain: 3,230m | Walk Time: 6 hours

You’ll start this day by hiking through bamboo forests. After crossing the beautiful forest, Kuldihar, you will descend towards Bamboo(2310). In Bamboo, you’ll have a short break and meal in the green Bamboo lodge. From there, you will walk some distance in the dense Bamboo forest until reaching a steep hill. The steep hill climb will display some streams, water showers.

After making it to the hilltop, you’ll cross a wooden bridge to continue walking towards Deurali. You’ll then walk by enjoying the view of the fishtail shaped peak, Mt Machapuchare. When reaching Deurali village, you’ll have already passed over trials full of faunas. Overnight at Deurali.

Day 7
Day 07: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp | Altitude Gain: 4,130m | Walk Time: 5 hours

This day will fulfill your long-burning desire of standing at Annapurna Base Camp. You’ll start marching through the river bed of the Modi River. Ascending side by side, you will join the steep hill to reach Machapuchare Base Camp.

Machapuchare Base Camp provides the awe-inspiring views of snow-filled mountains. After hiking via routes of Annapurna Sanctuary you’ll finally reach your ultimate destination. Annapurna Base Camp(4130m), resting ever since thereby providing close views of the mighty peaks.

You’ll enjoy the scenic and close 360 panorama view of the snowy terrains and mountains. And, You’ll not regret after reaching here and glancing at the peaks. You’ll find Annapurna Base Camp Trek more worthy here at the base camp. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.

Day 8
Day 08: Return back to Pokhara Via Helicopter Ride | Altitude Gain: 820 | Heli Time: 40 minutes

The climax of Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek is close to its end. After spending a wonderful night at the Annapurna Base Camp, the day to return back is here. You’ll wake up early to observe the most scenic sunrise and view of Annapurna massifs. This particular morning will be the best of all other mornings of yours. Then after the view, you’ll enjoy delicious breakfast at the footstep of Mt Annapurna.

Next, you’ll summon the trip by joining a picturesque Helicopter ride. The helicopter will take you from the Annapurna Base Camp and in 40-minutes you’ll land back at Pokhara. The entire seconds of a Helicopter ride are wonderful. You’ll enjoy a bird’s eye view from up there, by gazing at the mountain and terrain views. After reaching Pokhara, you’ll be dropped at your hotel at Pokhara.

Where is Annapurna Base Camp?

Annapurna Base Camp is located at an altitude of 4130m in the Annapurna Sanctuary. It is one of the most popular treks in Nepal. It starts from Pokhara, the famous city of Nepal. We reach Annapurna Base Camp by crossing several villages like Ghandruk, Sinuwa, Deurali.

How long is the Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek?

Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek is 8 days long which starts from Kathmandu and ends at Pokhara. But, the duration can get longer if you choose to end the trip at Kathmandu.

How hard is Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek?

Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek is an average trek that anyone with an average level of fitness can do it. This trek is only one way, the other way you will return by Helicopter. So, no need to worry about the return trek. You have to walk 4 to 6 hours on the trek day. The trails are bumpy, ascending and descending. But with a short rest and regular diet, you can cross all the hurdles to reach Annapurna Base Camp.

Sometimes, the altitude sickness can cause some problems in the higher altitudes. So, you have to take periodic rest and drink plenty of water. This way you can make the trek easier. Other than this, harsh weather can also increase the difficulty level. The rain makes the trail sleepy and muddy to walk on. And the snowfall can also increase the difficulty of this trek.

What are the Backpack Checklist for Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek?

You can find the standard backpack checklist for Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek below.

Upper Body

  • Base, Second and Outermost Layer
  • Hiking shorts and trousers
  • Trekking Pullover
  • Waterproof Shield Jacket
  • Extra pairs of undergarments
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Rain Jacket

Headwear

  • Warm woollen hat
  • Sunglasses(UV)
  • Extra Prescription glasses
  • Sun Hat
  • Buffs
  • Scarfs

HandWear

  • Light Inner gloves
  • Light Outer gloves

Footwear

  • Strong trekking shoes
  • Sandals
  • Hiking Socks and extra pairs as well
  • Gaiters

Sleeping Gears

  • Sleeping bag(-10 degree C)
  • Liner pillow
  • Earmuffs

Skin Gears

  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm
  • Anti-mosquito cream
  • Moisturizer

Toiletries

  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Medium size towel
  • Wet wipes
  • Toilet paper
  • Hand Sanitizer

Electronics

  • Camera
  • Extra memory cards and Batteries
  • Headlamp
  • Power Bank

Food and Water

  • Water purifying tablets
  • Thermal Water bottles
  • Chocolates or energy bars

Other Equipment

  • Trekking sticks
  • Basic First Aid
  • Daypack
  • Solar Chargers
  • Camera
  • Playing card
  • Notebook

Everyday as per the booking dates and also the flexible dates submitted by you, it is Guaranteed.

Cost Includes

  • Helicopter Flight back to Pokhara from Annapurna Base camp.
  • Pick up from the airport and Final drop to the airport by private vehicle.
  • One night hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • All your standard meals like, Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, during the trek with A cup of tea or coffee during the breakfast.
  • Tea house Accommodations during the trek.
  • Equipment like Sleeping bag, down Jacket, Duffel bag and walking Poles (if you don’t have your own, To be return after trip completed).
  • All ground transportation.
  • Well English speaking guide, friendly, experienced, with government license holder.
  • Monastery fees.
  • Insurance of Guide.
  • A trekking route map.
  • Annapurna conservation area fee.
  • TIMS (trekkers’ Information Management System.)
  • Two nights standard accommodation on B/B in Pokhara Before and After the trek.
  • First aid kit box, Normal medical supplies, including Oximeter and pulse meter checker.

Cost Excludes

  • All kind’s of Drinks like Mineral waters, beers, Juice, Coke, Fanta, other alcoholic hard drinks, ETC.
  • Sweet things like chocolate and others
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Extra night stay at the hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Activities in Kathmandu.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Porter carrier in you need ( 165 USD ) per porter.

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Trip Facts

  • Annapurna Base Camp
  • 01
  • 900m
  • 4130m
  • All Around the year
  • Moderate
  • Car/Bus
  • 08

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Why Book With Us

-Safe and Secure
-Quick operation
-Best price guaranteed
-Your money is 100% Secure.
-Local Operator.
-12 years in business
-99.9 % of complete mission.
-24 hours in service.
-Personal care from beginning to end of mission.
-100 % Refund policy in case of mission incomplete.
-Land at the hospital directly in case of top emergency.
-Local agent of many reputed travel agencies.
-Working partner of Nepal’s reputed Helicopters Company.
-Providing uppermost standards of helicopter, teams and gears for all missions.
-Customers are insured.