Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek is an exhilarating trek into the lap of giant Annapurna from where we have a heli flight to Pokhara. The ascent offers us a magnificent trekking experience via lush rhododendron woods witnessing natural cascading waterfalls and we substitute the ascent with heli flight to Pokhara witnessing entire Annapurna massif once again.
Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek has become one of the most rewarding treks in Annapurna Region trekking. This trekking takes us to the rural foothills of Annapurna where we experience beautiful traditional settlements of different ethnic groups, winding rivers, cascading water falls, deep and dense vegetations including rhododendron, picturesque landscapes and many more. We also have insight of culture and lifestyle of the people of different ethnic groups. Some endangered species of wildlife and most important, breathtaking mountain views are lifetime memorable.
Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek commences from Pokhara after we have a short flight or a drive (8-9 hrs) from Kathmandu. Pokhara itself is a tourist hub with natural blessings like falls and lakes. We further drive to Nayapool which is the beginning point of our hiking. We begin to hike through beautiful country settlements and vegetations. The lush rhododendron covering the entire hill is mesmerizing. It is more beautiful during March and April. We gradually ascend to Ullery via Tikhedhunga. The thousands of stone steps all the way up will be challenging to the trekkers at Ullery. However, the climp will be pleasant. Then, we get to two popular vantage points, Ghorepani and Poonhill. These two points offers us alluring views of Annapurna-I, Annapurna-Iv, Gangapurna, Himchuli, Machhapuchhre, Ganesh Himal, Manasalu and Dhaulagiri.
Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek is not only popular for mountain views but also to experience unique and endangered species of flora and faunas in Annapurna Conservation area which is the largest conservation area in the globe.Then we head to Machhapuchhre Base Camp which is also one of the popular vantage points in Annapurna Region trekking for stunning mountain views. Then, ultimately, we get to the most awaited destination in this trekking, Annapurna Base Camp which again offers us the breathtaking views of Annapurna massif. Now, we have a heli flight which takes us to witness astonishing mountain views again and fly back to Pokhara.
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu & Transfer to hotel .
Day 02 : fly to Pokhara 1320 m then Trek to Tikhedunga 1490 m -5 hours .
Day 03 : Trek to Ghorepani 2800 m -06 hours .
Day 04 : Hike to Poon Hill and Trek to Tadapani 2500 m – 07 hours .
Day 05 : Trek to Sinuwa 2300 m -06 hours .
Day 06 : Trek to Daurali 3200 m -06 hours .
Day 07 : Trek to Annapurna base camp 4190 m-4 hours .
Day 08 : fly to Pokhara from Annapurna base camp .
Day 09: Drive back to Kathmandu .
Day 10: Departure from Nepal .