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    Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek

    5.00/5 from 2 reviews

    At a Glance

    • Destination
    • Durations
      9 days
    • Trip Difficulty
      Easy to Moderate
    • Activities
    • Accommodation
    • Meals
    • Mx.altitude
    • Group Size
      Min. 2 Pax
    • Best Time
      March - May and Sept - Dec

    Trip Overview

    Trekking is indeed an exciting outdoor activity. But, if you want to add more thrill to the trip, you can check out the Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek, which includes the excitement of trekking and a helicopter ride in the Himalayas.

    It is a perfect combination for those who love to exhilarate and uplift the overall experience.

    The Annapurna region is treasured and includes dense forests, giant peaks, lush green farmlands, and many more. Explaining in words do no justice; you must see it with your own eyes.

    So why wait? Our team is patiently waiting for your arrival and to provide the best assistance to you. We are well-equipped and are happy to organize the Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek for our lovely clients.

    Major Highlights of the Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek

    • Explore the lively city of Pokhara, famous for its Phewa Taal Lake.
    • Admire the beauty of the Annapurna Conservation Area.
    • Witness a diverse range of wild animals in their natural habitats, including snow leopards, Himalayan tahr, musk deer, and various species of pheasants.
    • Cross high-suspension bridges and look at the rivers flowing below the bridges.
    • Visit Buddhist monasteries and attend prayer sessions with the monks.
    • Socialize with the local villagers and learn about their culture, tradition, dialects, and more.
    • Explore and learn about the Hindu and Buddhist traditions and cultures.
    • Look at the jaw-dropping views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and other mountain ranges from the Poon Hill viewpoint.
    • Embrace the feeling of accomplishment at Annapurna Base Camp.
    • Enjoy the thrill of a helicopter ride and soar high, overlooking the snow-capped peaks.

    Route Overview

    Let us quickly look at the route overview of the Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek.

    We'll begin the trip with your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport. When you are outside the departure area, you'll see one of our representatives holding a Nepal Hiking Team display board. He'll greet you and escort you to the hotel. Then, you can rest there for the night and then prepare for the trip for the next day.

    In the morning, a flight is scheduled from Kathmandu to Pokhara. It will be a duration- of 30 minutes. After reaching the city, we'll drive to Tikhe Dhunga for a scenic ride. As bumpy as it gets, you'll surely enjoy the beautiful scenery as you cross by. We'll halt at that site and be ready for the other day. The actual hike begins from Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani, a beautiful Gurung village. From Ghorepani, we can see the spectacular panorama of Dhaulagiri I, Tukuche Nilgiri Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, and Tarke Kang.

    Early morning, we'll hike to a popular viewpoint- Poon Hill. From this viewpoint, we'll get to witness the extravagant view of the Machapuchare, Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna ranges. After spending time there, we'll descend to Tadapani, Sinuwa, and then to Deurali.

    The final day arrives as we make our way toward Annapurna Base Camp. You can gaze at the beautiful sight of the snow-capped mountains and savor the moment. The following morning, we'll take a thrilling helicopter ride to Pokhara, catch a flight back to Kathmandu, and bid farewell to an unforgettable trip. 

    When should you book the Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek?

    Are you planning a trip to Annapurna Base Camp soon? It's critical to consider one crucial component that might make or ruin your experience: the weather. While the journey is accessible all year, the best time to go is from March to May or September to November.

    The weather is ideal for trekking throughout these months, making for an unforgettable experience.

    On the other side, we advise against trekking during the monsoon and winter since excessive rains and snowfall can make hiking challenging, leading to a higher risk of injuries and natural catastrophes. To prevent such scenarios, scheduling your ABC journey around the finest time of year is essential.

    How difficult is the Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek?

    In terms of difficulty, Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek is an easy to moderate trek.

    The route you’ll take on this journey includes uphill and downhill terrains. However, the landscapes are not very challenging. With frequent water breaks and rests, you can complete the trek easily.

    Now, as for the altitude level, the maximum height you’ll reach is 4210m. At this altitude level, there is less chance of altitude sickness. Moreover, the itinerary is prepared with such care that you’ll be acclimated as you hike.

    Hence, you can be assured that beginners can easily complete the Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek.

    Are there any alternative treks?

    The answer is a big Yes! If you are unconvinced about the Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek, you can still look at other alternative treks.

    The first alternative trek is the Everest Base Camp Heli Trek, it is an 11-day journey where you’ll hike to Everest Base Camp, and take a helicopter ride back to Kathmandu.

    The second alternative, we’ve is the Langtang Valley Heli Trek, which lasts for 8 days.

    With this, we’ve reached the end of the overview. We hope you enjoyed reading the overview, send us an inquiry if you want to book the trip!


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    Cost Includes

    • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers
    • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
    • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
    • Return flight Pokhara to Kathmandu including departure tax.
    • Charter Helicopter flight from Annapurna Base camp to Pokhara.
    • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
    • One highly experienced, helpful & friendly guide porter (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, accidental insurance etc.
    • Nepal Hiking Team duffle bag, down jacket, and sleeping bag during the trek
    • Nepal Hiking Team T-shirt, trekking map, and trip achievement certificate
    • First aid medicine kit with Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible for all levels of trekker.
    • Annapurna conservation and TIMS Fees- Trekkers’ Information Management System (Please bring 3 passport photographs)
    • Government taxes & office service charge

    Cost Excludes

    • Meals not specified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary’
    • Travel insurance
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa fee.
    • Hot showers during the trek
    • All kind of cold drinks e.g. water, coke, Fanta, juice etc.
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Tips for trekking staff and driver

    Cost and Date

    September, 2023


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      Travellers‘ reviews

      Review (s) Summary

      5.002 ratings
      • Annapurna Heli trek, Everest Heli Tours - Best Experience

        Our experience on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek was truly extraordinary. We embarked on a 6-day trek with a helicopter ride back to Pokhara. Additionally, they arranged a helicopter tour to see Mount Everest, with stops at Kalapthhar and Gokyo Lake. The service provided by Nepal Hiking Team exceeded all our expectations. Ganga Ji demonstrated exceptional organizational skills, promptly addressing all our pre-trek inquiries and following up with a check-in call afterward. Dhurba, our guide, was absolutely fantastic, accompanied by Gokul and Aatish, our reliable porters.

        Having previously completed the Everest Base Camp trek, I was familiar with challenging hikes, but it was my wife and 12-year-old son's first hiking adventure. Dhurba took it upon himself to hike with my son, as my son trekked at a faster pace while I stayed back with my wife. Throughout the journey, Dhurba consistently checked on us, ensuring our well-being. They encouraged us to hike at a comfortable pace, emphasizing the importance of enjoying the journey rather than rushing against the clock.

        The accommodations provided in hotels and tea houses were exceptional, offering the best available options. Dhurba made sure that we enjoyed nutritious meals every day, ensuring we obtained quality sleep and proper recovery for the following day's hike. Without hesitation, I wholeheartedly recommend NHT for any hiking expeditions in Nepal or Bhutan.

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        Mr. Sunil and Family
        US   |   18th Jun 2023
      • Narasipura Family ABC Trek

        Dear Ganga and the entire team,

        We, Narasipura family would like to thank you and your team for making once in a lifetime experience possible. All three of us loved every minute we spent in the Himalayas and Nepal. After my EBC trek, I wanted to experience Himalayas again with my family. Your team made it possible.

        Every day, we knew what to expect because Paban explained us on previous evening and in the morning. In seven days, we trekked in the lush green forest, saw numerous waterfalls, were inside the clouds, refreshed ourselves in the river and stream water, took multiple breaks with tea, coffee.

        Even though it was very hard, especially from 3rd to 5th day, we managed to get over the fatigue to continue because of Paban, Gokul and Ganesh’s help and encouragement. They used to tell us to take it easy (Aaramse jayenke) then we can do it, no need to rush. Paban modified the plan/itinerary based on the time of the day and our physical condition. We always ended the day before 5pm. Paban was flexible and booked the best teahouses, he made our trek very enjoyable. On fourth day, we were scheduled to trek to Upper Sinuwa. He changed it, we stayed at Lower Sinuwa. Because of 4th day’s change of plan, he modified fifth-day trek too.

        Every day, as soon as we woke up, we started off with a hot cup of coffee or tea, they served to us without fail. Enjoying first few minutes of the day looking the sunrise in the mountains with a hot drink was so peaceful and relaxing. At the end of every day, we had fun, talking, playing cards, and having delicious dinner with fresh fruits as dessert. It was a beautiful experience. Paban, Gokul and Ganesh treated us royally and with respect, we are grateful to them.

        Spending last two days of our trek in the Machapuchare and Annapurna basecamps were a bliss, surrounded by the Annapurna mountain range was just amazing, and unbelievable.

        On the last day of the trip, we loved the cultural tour of the three cities, we were mesmerized by the artwork.

        Hope we can come back and enjoy Nepal again.

        We appreciate everything you did for us to accomplish our dream trek.


        Trip done between 9th to 18th May 2022

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        Mr. Jayadatta Narasipura
        US   |   18th May 2022