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    Experience the Annapurna region in a unique way with our Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek package. This unforgettable adventure combines scenic flights from Kathmandu, trekking through lush landscapes, and an exhilarating helicopter ride over the Himalayas.

    At a Glance

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

    Trip Overview

    The Annapurna region of Nepal is known for its stunning natural beauty. The 9-day Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek offers a chance to witness this beauty closely. The trek takes you through lush forests, past cascading waterfalls, and across glistening streams. Snuggled at more than 4000 meters, the Annapurna Base Camp is a gateway to Mount Annapurna.

    The Heli Tour to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) is not only about trekking or the Heli ride. But it is also about immersing yourself in the local culture of Gurungs, Magars, Thakalis, and Lobas. These lively communities reside in a beautiful village at the foothills of the Annapurna. You'll encounter some small Buddhist shrines, gumbas to experience the tranquillity of exotic tradition.

    A helicopter ride to Annapurna Base Camp is a breathtaking adventure to the heart of the Himalayas. This trek combines the excitement of a challenging hike with the luxury of a helicopter ride. The trek to Annapurna Base Camp is exciting, but the helicopter ride back to Pokhara makes the journey meaningful.

    The Heli ride offers stunning views of the Himalayas, including Mount Annapurna and Mount Machhapuchhre. The flight takes approximately 25 minutes and is a unique way to conclude an unforgettable Helicopter tour to Annapurna Base Camp.

    Top Highlights of the Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour

    • Get on a mesmerizing flight from Pokhara and enjoy the mountains from the sky.
    • Explore the lively lake city of Pokhara, which is famous for its Fewa 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, and various species of birds.
    • Cross high-suspension bridges and look at the rivers flowing below.
    • Visit Buddhist monasteries and attend prayer sessions with the monks.
    • Socialize with the local villagers and learn about their culture, traditions, dialects, etc.
    • 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 of ABC Heli Trek

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

    The amazing ABC helicopter tour begins with your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). One of our representatives from the Nepal Hiking Team will greet you outside and escort you to your hotel. Then, you can rest for the night and prepare for your trip the next day.

    Your flight is scheduled from Kathmandu to Pokhara in the morning. After reaching the city, we'll take a bumpy but scenic drive to Birethanti. We'll reach Ulleri and get ready for the next day. The hike begins from Ulleri and goes 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 here, we'll witness the extravagant views of the Machapuchare (Fishtail), Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna ranges. After spending time there, we'll descend to Tadapani, Sinuwa, and then 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 and catch a flight back to Kathmandu. After landing in Kathmandu, you bid farewell to an unforgettable trip the next day.

    Contact the Nepal Hiking Team today to secure your spot on our exclusive 9-day Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek. This memorable adventure will take you through some of the most magnificent sceneries in the world.

    When should you book the Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek?

    Weather conditions can considerably affect your trekking experience. While the ABC Heli Trek is accessible throughout the year, the best time to go on this ABC Heli adventure is spring (March to May) or autumn (September to December). These seasons offer the Annapurna Base Camp trek's ideal weather—clear skies and pleasant temperatures. Expect crowds during these seasons.

    We do not recommend trekking during the monsoon (June-August) and winter (January-February) months, but Adventurous trekkers can hike. These seasons bring their share of challenges: rain, snow, and increased risks. Choose these seasons only if you're an experienced trekker with proper caution.

    Is Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek difficult?

    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 4130m. 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 that involves hiking to Everest Base Camp and taking a helicopter ride back to Kathmandu.

    Our second alternative is the Langtang Valley Heli Trek, which lasts for eight 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.
    • All permits and paperworks are included (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

    Start Dates refer to your arrival date in Nepal. End Dates correspond to your return date from Nepal.

    The Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek set departure dates are tailored for the group joining option. If the -days Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek departure dates don't fit your schedule, we can include alternative dates that better suit your needs.

    July, 2024


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