Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Return Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Return Trek

Duration: 11 days
Grade: Easy to Moderate
Activities: Trekking & hiking
Max elevation: 4130 m
Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Transport: Private vehicle transfer
Best Time: Oct -Dec & March-May
Group size: 4 to 12
Trip cost: $2,349 AUS per person


Annapurna region is the most popular trekking region where more than 150 thousand people trek per year. Annapurna base camp is one of the trekking routes in Annapurna region inside the Annapurna conservation area. Annapurna base camp lies at the north-central part of Nepal, which is surrounded by the massif Annapurna which is protected by the Annapurna conservation area. Annapurna trekking is an ideal trekking destination for every adventure seekers as it consists of a moderate grade of trekking. Annapurna trek is also called a combo trek of natural and cultural diversity.

Annapurna base camp with helicopter return trek is unique and best trekking packages that covers the two main destination Poonhill (3210 m) and Annapurna Base Camp. This trek is also the easy; that can be done by any age groups having a good health. ABC trek starts from the 25 minutes of scenic transfer to pokhara. Our trek begins from the nayapul passing through the Magar and gurung village surrounded by the beautiful vegiations, rivers and rhododendron forest. We will reach Poonhill at the 5th day of your arrival in Kathmandu. Poonhill is secondary destination in this trek but it is also the most famous and popular short trekking destination in Annapurna region and is popular for the picturesque view of sunrise over the Annapurna, dhaulagiri and Machhapuchre Range. After capturing the view we ascend towards the Chomrong passing through the Tadapani, dark forest of rhododendron and bamboo etc. during this walk the route presents you the magnificent views of landscape, snow capped mountains, the beauty of the Asia’s largest rhododendron forest. At the 8th day of your arrival we will finally achieve our main destination the Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 m) surrounded by the 360 himalayas. Our trek end at the Annapurna base camp, the next day after the sunrise including 360 degree panorama views we will fly back down back to Touristic paradise Pokhara. After enjoying at Pokhara Lake city and the mountain museum return back to kathmandu.

Trip Facts

Duration: 11 days
Grade: Easy to Moderate
Activities: Trekking & hiking
Max elevation: 4130 m
Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Transport: Private vehicle transfer
Best Time: Oct -Dec & March-May
Group size: 4 to 12
Trip cost: 1490 USD per person

Detail Itinerary of Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Return trek

Day 01

Arrival day at Kathmandu International Airport.
The representative of Life Himalaya trekking will pick you up from the Kathmandu international airport and drop you to the respective hotel.

Day 02

Sightseeing around ancient Market around Thamel and trek preparation day.
After breakfast, the guide will meet you and brief about the trekking, necessary equipments and take you to the sightseeing around the ancient markets of Nepal around Thamel. And rest of the time is for the preparation for tomorrow.

Day 03

Early morning transfer to Pokhara, Drive to Nayapul and trek to ulleri (1500 m); trek hour: 5-6 hrs
Today we start our journey to Annapurna Base Camp by taking the domestic scenic transfer to Pokhara. After Arrival private vehicle will pick you up and drive about 1 and half hour to reach Nayapul from where we start our trekking to Annapurna base camp. Then we trek towards Birethanti village which is the main entry point of our trek. After completing checking permit we will gently trek through the beautiful traditional Gurung village of Birethanti, Hile farms and the bank of a fast flowing white river. By observing the beautiful landscapes and snow capped mountains, traditional villages we reach to our first overnight.
Stay Overnight at Ulleri. (Breakfast, Launch, Dinner)

Day 04

Trek from Ulleri  to Ghorepani  (2824 m) trek hour: 5-6 hrs
After breakfast in the Ulleri, we climb uphill to Magar and Gurung settlement villages of Ulleri, which is beautiful village placed in the middle of forest from where we can witness the magnificent Annapurna south and other snowy peaks. We will be ascending through Rhododendron forest with unique hill landscape towards Ghorepani.
Stay Overnight at Ghorepani (Breakfast, Launch, Dinner)

Day 05

Trek  From Ghorepani to Tadapani (2630 m) trek hour: 4-5 hrs
Early morning we will climb up to Poonhill for the beautiful view of the sunrise over the Annapurna Range. Poon hill is also the most popular trekking destination in the Annapurna region. From here you can view the magnificent scenery of the over the snow-capped mountains ranges of Mt. Annapurna I, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli, Nilgiri, Machhapuchre, Gangapurna, Manaslu and other mighty of peaks from its close point. After capturing the picturesque views we will return to Ghorepani and start our trek towards the Tadapani with analyzing and viewing the scenic landscapes of the Annapurna region.
Stay Overnight at Tada Pani. (Breakfast, Launch, Dinner)

Day 06

Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong (2170 m) trek hour: 6-7 hrs
On the sixth day of trekking, we will trek towards the Annapurna Base Camp. We gently trek through the beautiful landscapes with a dense forest of Rhododendron, traditional Gurung and Magar village of Chhomrong, suspension bridge, paddy fields, etc.  Chhomrong is the beautiful spot where we can witness the magical views of the valley, stunning Mountain River, cliffs, waterfalls, vegetation, flora & fauna, and stunning Himalayan vistas.
Stay Overnight at Chhomrong.  (Breakfast, Launch, Dinner)

Day 07

Trek from Chhomrong to Dovan (2600 m) trek hour: 5-6 hrs
On the seventh day of the trekking, we start our trek for dovan. We cross a suspension bridge and trek up the hill to the Sinwa Danda. After reaching Sinwa the trails leads us through the steep stone steps into deep bamboo and rhododendron forest up to Khuldighar. After 2-3 hours of walking through the natural vegetation situated on the lap of the highest Himalayas, we will take a smooth climb to reach Dovan.
Stay Overnight at Dovan.   (Breakfast, Launch, Dinner)

Day 08

Trek from Dovan through Machhapuchre base camp (3700 m) to Annapurna base camp (4130 m) trek hour: 6-7 hrs
After having breakfast at teahouse we continue our day with a gentle climb through the steep stone staircase. Our walk ascends through Bagar to place of an avalanche. As we walk further we will witness the magnificent with the Himalayas which are close to us. Then our trail turns left to Machhapuchhre base camp. We move forward with a pleasant and gentle walk up to Annapurna base camp. The settlement of people and vegetation disappears on our way to ABC and the path widens as we enter Annapurna Sanctuary. Annapurna base camp is surrounded by the 360 Annapurna range Including World 10th Highest mountain Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m) and many other.
Stay Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.  (Breakfast, Launch, Dinner)

Day 09

Early morning flight back direct to Pokhara.
After Capturing and taking the memory of Annapurna Base Camp, We will take a helicopter flight over the mountains of Annapurna for Pokhara also known as the touristic paradise and lake city. After Arriving at Pokhara after some refreshment, we will go for sightseeing around fewa lake and visit to Mountain museum.
Stay Overnight at Pokhara.  (Breakfast)

Day 10

Transfer back to Kathmandu
After the memorable moment at touristic city Pokhara we will travel back to Kathmandu by vehicle’s transfer. Late evening farewell dinner at reputed traditional Nepali restaurant.

Day 11

Your final day at Nepal. Representative of Life Himalaya trekking will drop you to Kathmandu international airport. Farewell !!!!

Cost Info

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  • Airport pick up and drops international and domestic with private transport
  • Complete departure information, about trek, flight ticket, guide, altitude sickness and reconfirmation and extend visa service (if necessary) and extra tour service before the trek starting.
  • 4 nights 4 star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Helicopter Flight from Annapurna base camp to Pokhara.
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara for member and involved staffs & Luggage allowed only 10 kg Big bag & 5 kg hand carry.
  • Best Lodge accommodation & full board meals throughout the trek.
  • 9 breakfast, 6 lunch and 7 dinner included chosen from lodge menu.
  • 6 Nights twin share best available tea-house accommodation during the trek.
  • As per group size experience, government license holder trek guide, helpful and friendly strong, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, transportation, accidental insurance for all staff.
  • Warm Down jacket and seasonal sleeping bag will be provided during the ABC trekking ( down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after the trip )
  • TIMS fee- Trekkers’ Information Management System (Please bring 3 passport size photos for permits)
  • Annapurna Conservation entry free
  • Annapurna Community Development fee
  • Porter carry trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and Annapurna base camp trekking map.
  • First Aid kits for the staffs and the groups including Oxi-meter to check pulse and heart beat in high altitude
  • Water drop purifier for safe drinking water
  • Services coordination for emergency and rescue operations
  • All Government taxes & service charge
  • Farewell Dinner in reputed traditional Nepali cultural restaurant.
  • Achievement Certificate.

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  • Travel insurance which covers 6000,m emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa charge.
  • All beverages and others personal expenses.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses.
  • Battery charge, hot showers, internet & international phone calls.
  • Tips for Guide, Porter and Drivers.
  • Service not mentioned above.