annapurna base camp heli trek

Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek

09 Nights 10 Days

Description


Annapurna 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 waterfalls, deep and dense vegetations including rhododendron, picturesque landscapes and many more. We also have insight into the 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 climb will be pleasant. Then, we get to two popular vantage points, Ghorepani and Poonhill. These two points offer us alluring views of Annapurna-I, Annapurna-Iv, Gangapurna, Himchuli, Machhapuchhre, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, 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 the 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 flies back to Pokhara.

Trip Highlights

  • Breathtaking mountain views of Annapurna Massif including beautiful Machhapuchhre.
  • Cascading waterfalls, ethnic groups lifestyle and settlements.
  • Magnificent Trekking experiences of Annapurna base camp Heli tour.
  • Unique and endangered species of flora and faunas in Annapurna Conservation area.

The trek is moderate as there will be no climbing with ropes and all. Most of the trails such as Mardi Himal Trek and Annapurna Base Camp Trek involve long paths that might need you to go up and downs. So, it might be difficult for some people with back and ankle problems. But, with proper guidance and enough break times, almost anyone can complete the trek.

The Poonhill trek’s elevation is 3,190 m while the elevation of Thorong-la pass is 5,416 m. Generally, people get the symptoms of altitude sickness once they pass the 3000m elevation. So, to avoid uncertain circumstances it is better to get a health checkup and get a doctor consultation before doing the Annapurna Region Trekking.

Yes, we have had many clients who have completed the ABC trek with their children. Our guides will make sure you and your children be well taken care of during the whole trekking adventure.

The weather in the Himalayas is uncertain. But during the spring and the Autumn seasons weather doesn’t fluctuate much. To be on the safe side, the time from September to December is probably the best time to do the Mardi Himal Trek and most other treks in the Annapurna Region. If you want clear skies during the trek then January-December is the answer. But then it can be really cold during that time. You are also not generally advised to go trekking during the monsoon season of June to Mid-September as there is heavy rainfall.

You might have heard of the typical term “Dal Bhat”, which is both fulfilling and healthy as well. Most of the foods you get are grown by local farmers. You might not have a lot of items on the Menus in the upper regions. You will get food items such as pasta, pancakes, bread, eggs, coffee, hot lemon, etc.

Traveling alone can sometimes be the best thing you can do for yourself. But, with our guide, you will be well taken care of during the trek. Our company keeps the safety of woman traveler at the top priority.

The altitude of the Tilicho Lake is 4,919 m.

It is not necessary to spend your night in tents as there are several tea houses along the trek. So, we will not be using tents during the trek unless you want to have that kind of experience. If you have then you should probably let us know beforehand.

Well, it depends pretty much on what trek you choose. Some treks involve a lot of difficult paths and routes so, it will be hard for you to carry heavy bags on your own. Hiring a porter can be beneficial as you can fully enjoy the trek without having a backache.

The mobile phone signal has reached most of the Annapurna Region. So, in case you miss someone from your home you can quickly check upon them. There are also many phone services like charging and recharge cards in almost every part of the Annapurna Region if you need it.

Unfortunately, there aren’t such facility of ATM. So, you need to use the service before and after the trekking at Pokhara.

Firstly, our guides will sort out the things for you. However, if there is an emergency then the evacuation through helicopter can be done. For this reason, travel insurance is really important for you as it will help to cover up the fees for the helicopter rescue.

You can easily get gears at Kathmandu. You can also rent the required gears easily so, you should not be worried much about forgetting the gears.

The guides you will be getting are all Nepalese. Each of our guides is experienced, knowledgeable, flexible and licensed. They are all highly experienced professionals and know how to care for our valuable guests.

You will be resting in tea houses and lodges. These hotels and lodges are small but comfortable. You will get pillows, sheets, mattresses but in case you need spare blankets, you can ask for it. Bringing your pillow would be a great idea though. And some of you might not be comfortable to sleep without a hot shower. For that, you can get a hot shower at a certain cost.

Itinerary

What is the trip about ?

Trip Standard Hotels / Lodge basis.
Trek Grade Moderate to Adventurous
Highest Spot 4190 m at Annapurna Base Camp
Trekking 06 night 07 days ( Pokhara to Pokhara).
Total Trip 18 / 19 days Kathmandu-Kathmandu
Season 09 night 10 days (Kathmandu to kathmandu) .

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 .

Includes


 

  • All Transportation ground by private car ,jeep, coach as per group size .
  • Twin sharing accommodation at Kathmandu on 3 star 3 night and Pokhara 1 night with Breakfast.
  • Required all permit(Tims & ACAP).
  • Internal flight (Kathmandu to Pokhara ).
  • Accommodation clean & cozy at teahouse/lodge during trek .
  • All meal ( Breakfast ,Lunch ,Dinner ) while on trek .
  • Annapurna base camp to Pokhara charter helicopter .
  • An experienced trekking guide & porter .
  • comprehensive first aid kit with altitude medicines .
  • Duffel bag ,sleeping bag and down jacket by team Himalaya ( which need to be returned after the Trek ).
  • Staff insurances and allowances .
  • Trek completion certificate ( upon request ).
  • All our government tax ,vat ,tourist service charge .
  • Travel and rescue arrangement .
  • Trip map .

Excludes


 

  • International airfare ,visa & Travel insurance .
  • Meal in Kathmandu .
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early ,late and early return from mountain (due to any reason )then the scheduled .
  • All kind of drinks like hot, cold , bottle or boiled water .
  • Personal expenses (phone calls ,laundry ,battery recharge ,shower etc .
  • Gratitude (tips).

Trip Map

FAQ


Annapurna 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 waterfalls, deep and dense vegetations including rhododendron, picturesque landscapes and many more. We also have insight into the 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 climb will be pleasant. Then, we get to two popular vantage points, Ghorepani and Poonhill. These two points offer us alluring views of Annapurna-I, Annapurna-Iv, Gangapurna, Himchuli, Machhapuchhre, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, 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 the 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 flies back to Pokhara.

Trip Highlights

  • Breathtaking mountain views of Annapurna Massif including beautiful Machhapuchhre.
  • Cascading waterfalls, ethnic groups lifestyle and settlements.
  • Magnificent Trekking experiences of Annapurna base camp Heli tour.
  • Unique and endangered species of flora and faunas in Annapurna Conservation area.

The trek is moderate as there will be no climbing with ropes and all. Most of the trails such as Mardi Himal Trek and Annapurna Base Camp Trek involve long paths that might need you to go up and downs. So, it might be difficult for some people with back and ankle problems. But, with proper guidance and enough break times, almost anyone can complete the trek.

The Poonhill trek’s elevation is 3,190 m while the elevation of Thorong-la pass is 5,416 m. Generally, people get the symptoms of altitude sickness once they pass the 3000m elevation. So, to avoid uncertain circumstances it is better to get a health checkup and get a doctor consultation before doing the Annapurna Region Trekking.

Yes, we have had many clients who have completed the ABC trek with their children. Our guides will make sure you and your children be well taken care of during the whole trekking adventure.

The weather in the Himalayas is uncertain. But during the spring and the Autumn seasons weather doesn’t fluctuate much. To be on the safe side, the time from September to December is probably the best time to do the Mardi Himal Trek and most other treks in the Annapurna Region. If you want clear skies during the trek then January-December is the answer. But then it can be really cold during that time. You are also not generally advised to go trekking during the monsoon season of June to Mid-September as there is heavy rainfall.

You might have heard of the typical term “Dal Bhat”, which is both fulfilling and healthy as well. Most of the foods you get are grown by local farmers. You might not have a lot of items on the Menus in the upper regions. You will get food items such as pasta, pancakes, bread, eggs, coffee, hot lemon, etc.

Traveling alone can sometimes be the best thing you can do for yourself. But, with our guide, you will be well taken care of during the trek. Our company keeps the safety of woman traveler at the top priority.

The altitude of the Tilicho Lake is 4,919 m.

It is not necessary to spend your night in tents as there are several tea houses along the trek. So, we will not be using tents during the trek unless you want to have that kind of experience. If you have then you should probably let us know beforehand.

Well, it depends pretty much on what trek you choose. Some treks involve a lot of difficult paths and routes so, it will be hard for you to carry heavy bags on your own. Hiring a porter can be beneficial as you can fully enjoy the trek without having a backache.

The mobile phone signal has reached most of the Annapurna Region. So, in case you miss someone from your home you can quickly check upon them. There are also many phone services like charging and recharge cards in almost every part of the Annapurna Region if you need it.

Unfortunately, there aren’t such facility of ATM. So, you need to use the service before and after the trekking at Pokhara.

Firstly, our guides will sort out the things for you. However, if there is an emergency then the evacuation through helicopter can be done. For this reason, travel insurance is really important for you as it will help to cover up the fees for the helicopter rescue.

You can easily get gears at Kathmandu. You can also rent the required gears easily so, you should not be worried much about forgetting the gears.

The guides you will be getting are all Nepalese. Each of our guides is experienced, knowledgeable, flexible and licensed. They are all highly experienced professionals and know how to care for our valuable guests.

You will be resting in tea houses and lodges. These hotels and lodges are small but comfortable. You will get pillows, sheets, mattresses but in case you need spare blankets, you can ask for it. Bringing your pillow would be a great idea though. And some of you might not be comfortable to sleep without a hot shower. For that, you can get a hot shower at a certain cost.