Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Heli Return

DIFFICULTY

Medium

MIN. AGE

18 years

Trip Highlights:

Annapurna Base camp trek with Heli return makes the most exciting and relaxing trip at a same time that passes through the beautiful river, charming and popular villages, rocky landscapes, glorious atmosphere and the lands covered by Himalayas.

 

Make a way from Poonhill (3,210m/10,528ft), after walking through the delightful Rhododendron forest to get a finest view of magnificent mountains and many snow-capped peaks after a beautiful sunrise.

 

Get welcomed by the most popular and alluring villages that is settled with Gurung community which excites the travellers to comprehend the diversification of Nepali folklore with joy.

 

Set foot on Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,546ft) where the charisma of immense mountains such as Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Machapuchhre (6993 m), Hiunchuli (6441 m) and many other snow-capped mountains can be uncovered.

 

After a thrilling adventure, make a helicopter return to explore the topmost view of amazing mountains and avoid the same route backwards.

Trip Introduction:

Every trekkers dreams to hike with a thrilling adventure and making a relaxing journey at a same time which can beachieved by the thought making towardsAnnapurna Base camp trek with Heli return. The first stay is made at Pokhara after a drive from Kathmandu and the trek starts after a drive heading towards the small town Nayapul where the trekkers are guided by our team and local people further.

 

Moving through the rivers, farms and small villages leads to the elevation that manifest the amazing view of flowers and mountains and leads to explore the charm of Ghorepani. The steps move towards Poonhill(3,210m/10,528ft) where the trekkers gets to walk in the beautiful landscapes, woodland covered with Rhododendron along the way. Poonhill offers striking sunrise view in the Himalayas and stunning picturesque of many mountains and snow-capped peaks and is the best route to make a way at the direction of Annapurna Base Camp. In addition to this, the way ahead takes to the most popular and charming mountain villages situated between mystic peaks-- Mt Annapurna, Mt Machapuchare, Mt Gangapurna and Mt Hiunchuli where mainly indigenous communities have settled. The travellers get to understand the diverse in Nepali culture throughout the way especially the Gurungs and Magar's lifestyle, and cultural background. Following the Chhomrong and Dobhan, the travellers gets to rejoice with fern, oak, bamboo, rhododendron forest; the wondrous flora and fauna that adjoins the enchantment of mountainous land that takes to the base camp of Annapurna (10th highest peak of world to catch the finest sight of the spectacular Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Machapuchhre (6993 m) and Hiunchuli (6441 m) and numerous peaks above the height of 6000 meters. Spend idyllic good time at ABC and wake up with the splendid sunrise striking towards Himalayas. Then, fly above the mountains to capture a wonderful scene from above and make a way back to Kathmandu with a relaxing trip. Annapurna Base Camp with Heli return is the most engrossing way to explore the incredible Annapurna region that makes best of the trek.

TOUR MAP

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel

Our representative for airport arrival and the departure will remain present at the famous Tribhuwan International Airport at your own schedule of arrival. We would transfer you to the hotel, while our staffs would help in check-in procedure.

Day 02 Guided tour around world’s Heritage sites of Kathmandu

Before you would begin with your actual trek, our tour guides would allow you to have a look on various worldwide heritage sites found in the capital city of Nepal i.e. Kathmandu.

Day 03 Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m/2,689ft altitude)

We would go for a drive of about 5 to 6 hours to Pokhara from Kathmandu by passing through various zigzag and scenic hilly roads. Pokhara is a small but a beautiful town located on banks of the famous Fewa Lake. This is of relatively small size and acts as a perfect point to get a start with the trek..

Day 04Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (1 & half Hr drive) & Trek to Tikhedhunga (1,577m/5,172ft altitude

We would go for a short drive of about one and a half hours to the Nayapul and later on, walk for 3 to 4 hours to reach at the first point at about 1,577 meters altitude at Tikhedhunga.

Day 05 Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,855m/9,364ft altitude)

Ghorepani is in between the areas covered with rhododendron forests. Trek to this place lets you to get full enjoyment with viewing of beautiful rhododendron flowers while you stay in over the night hotels.

Day 06 Early morning hike to Poonhill (3,210m/10,528ft altitude) & trek to Tadapani (2,590m/8,495ft altitude)

In this stage, walk for about 5 to 6 hours. We would move out in the early morning to climb up the famous Poonhill to view sunrise and Annapurna Mountain at 180 degrees. After this, would get back to hotels to have breakfast and then continue with a walk. The best thing that would make our today’s trek memorable is that it gives stunning views of nature from Poon Hill.

Day 07 Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong (2,340m/7,675ft altitude)

Once you reach to Tadapani, you further require walking for 5 hours to 6 hours to reach Chhomrong at the altitude of 2,340 meters..

Day 08 Trek from Chhomrong to Dobhan (2,600m/8,528ft altitude)

We would ascend for a long journey involving steep stoned type staircase from Chhomrong to Kuldi. Our trail would continue from beautiful forests comprising rhododendron flowers and reach to Sinuwa, from where we would move ahead to Bamboo, while opt for staying during overnight. By continuing to follow the trail comprises steep rocks, you will reach to the Dobhan village at the deep rhododendron forests and bamboo overstays.

Day 09 Trek from Dobhan to Machhapuchre Base Camp (3,700m/12,136ft altitude)

Route towards the excursion of Annapurna Base Camp goes in steep way across the bank of rocks and later on, levels out. Starting Dobhan, the trail goes steeply upwards from deep forests of rhododendron to reach at Machhapuchre Base Camp..

Day 10 A day excursion of Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,546ft altitude)

We have to get up early morning to get stunning sunrise views of the famous Annapurna Base Camp and panoramic views of Gangapurna, Annapurna 1, Annapurna South and Annapurna III. Entire trekking would give you a pleasant lifetime experience.

Day 11 By Helicopter flight back to Pokhara & overnight at Lake Side Pokhara.

On completion of our excursion to ABC, we would start with our return trip towards Pokhara would allow us to get close views of various amazing landscapes and stunning mountains. Hence, the helicopter journey provides an ultimate way to wind up the trekking experience to Annapurna base camp.

Day 12 Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Now, we require a drive of about four hours to reach the capital city of Nepal i.e. Kathmandu by starting from Pokhara. We would pass from Prithvi Highway providing scenic yet zigzag hilly roads across the banks of famous Trishuli River.

Day 13 Farewell, departure transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport

Lastly, you would return your home after a lifetime experience associated with Annapurna Base Camp through Helicopter.