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  • 2 or 2+
  • Duration 9 Days

Introduction

The Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek is a perfect blend of both the trekking adventure and an amazing helicopter trip across the beautiful panorama of the Annapurna region. The journey begins with a mesmerizing flight to the lake-side city of Pokhara, you would be trekking across some of the most beautiful regions. The Annapurna region is blessed with the glisten of the Annapurna Himalayas enhanced magnificently with the region’s amazing mountain landscape. The region is also considered as one of the most naturally attractive and florally rich regions in Nepal. The Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek is also perfect for people who have a relatively short amount of time to spend in Nepal. The journey harmoniously captures all of the best details of the region to present a lifetime experience.

This trek takes you to the beautiful rhododendron trails through famous villages like Ghorepani and visits the most popular viewpoint- Poon Hill, from where the panoramic scenes of the whole Annapurna mountain massif can be viewed. Enjoy the natural charm of distant mountain peaks making an appearance while trekking on the trail and be at the very center of the tranquil environment filled with picturesque sights and heaven-like beauty. The trail takes you past waterfalls and swimming holes in Tikhe Dhunga and enjoys the Magar and Gurung villages as you make your way to the Annapurna Base Camp. The wide expanse of snow and boulders with the huge presence of the Annapurna Mountains is quite breath-taking. Finally, for the final part of the journey, enjoy an amazing and thrilling Helicopter Ride back to Pokhara. The aerial view of the beautiful landscape below and the mountain peaks make for an utterly mesmerizing sight and experience. The changing terrain observed from a birds-eye panorama is truly fascinating and immensely delightful.

You can join us in this amazing adventure of Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek where you will get to experience a trekking journey unlike anything else and a wonderful Helicopter ride that presents beautiful spectacles of the Annapurna landscape. The excitement of the journey is vastly appealing. The best time to go on this trek is from March to May and from Sept to Dec. This trek takes you to the elevation of 4210 meters.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel.

After landing at the Tribhuwan International Airport, you will be greeted by our representative staff who will drop you off at the hotel. You will check-in at the hotel, freshen up and take a rest. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Fly to Pokhara then trek to Tikhe Dhunga (1495 m)

You will take an early morning flight to Pokhara. The lakeside city of Pokhara is a beautiful tourism-hub of the country and is also called the adventure-center of Nepal. Many mountain peaks like Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, and Annapurna can be observed from the city. Pokhara is also famous for its pristine Fewa Lake. The reflection of the Machhapuchhre Himal can be viewed on clear days on the surface of the Phewa lake. Recreation activities like boating and fishing can also be done in the lake. From Pokhara, we will then drive to Nayapul (42 km) in a car/taxi, passing the village of Lumle. After walking for about 20 minutes, we will reach Birethanti. As we follow the main street of Birethanti, we will go through dense forests of bamboos and past a large waterfall and a swimming hole. Crossing across the pastureland that are mostly used for pony caravans, we will reach the village of Ramghai where we rest for our lunch. After that, we will reach Tikhe Dhunga. Overnight stay at Tikhe Dhunga.

Day 3: Trek to Ghorepani (2850 m)

The trail continues across a stream via a suspension bridge from Tikhe Dhunga near the campsite and ascends to the steep stone staircase to the Magar village of Ulleri. The stone staircase probably has 3300 steps and the tracks through it are quite beautiful. Ulleri lies at an elevation of 2080 meters. Above the village, the path continues smoothly across pasturelands and beautiful cultivated fields of mustard and rice. We will reach a campsite for a rest and a water stop after an hour’s walk from Ulleri. The trail proceeds across two small rivers before finally climbing to Nangethanti. During winters, the tracks to the village are usually covered in snow. From Nangethanti we will climb to Ghorepani which is at the elevation of 2850 m. We can observe the spectacular panorama of Dhaulagiri I (8167 m), Tukuche Nilgiri (6940 m), Annapurna I (8091 m), Hiunchuli (6441 m) and Tarke Kang (7193 m). Overnight at Ghorepani.

Day 4: Trek to Tadapani (2500 m) Via. Poonhill (3210 m)

The day’s trekking provides one of the journey’s major highlights, a visit to Poon Hill to take in one of the most panoramic vistas in the Himalayas, with matchless views of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna massif at sunrise. After a suitable pause to savor the awe-inspiring scenery the trek continues towards Tadapani along one of the most superb trails filled with the immediacy of lush forests and abundant wildlife on either side of the soaring peaks in the background serving as an impossibly picturesque backdrop.

Day 5: Tadapani to Sinuwa (2310 m)

From scenic Tadapani, we cross through the Kyumrung Khola-river, continue to Gurjung (2040 m), Talung (2155 m), Chomrong (2220 m) and reach Sinuwa (2335 m). The path then begins the long climbing high above the west bank of the Modi Khola. We pass the village of Chhomrong which lies tucked at the very base of Himal Chuli and is one of the most scenically captivating Gurung villages in the region. From Chhomrong the trail descends until Chhomrong Khola then the trail begins a slow climb as we head up to our destination for the day – Sinuwa.

Day 6: Sinuwa to Deurali (3150 m)

We proceed to Kuldi Ghar from Deurali after walking about 2 to 3 hrs. There is a clearing in the jungle a little further on from where the route goes very steeply down a bank of rock and then levels out, running through brambles of bamboo at the bottom of the gorge, keeping always on the west side of the river. We pass by the meadow of Tomo, and then the very end of the gorge at Pantheon Barah, where there are a small path and a shrine. The path ascends to the Himalaya hotel at the campsite where we will overnight. Overnight at Deurali.

Day 7: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4210 m)

The trail mounts steadily through to the legendary base camp made popular by the likes of Herzog, Bonnington, and Messner. The glorious panoramas and close-up of the Annapurna massif and the nearby glacier are ample rewards for the long journey. Annapurna Base Camp offers spectacular views of the mountain peaks and lets you experience the wide vastness of snowy terrain and close views of huge Himal. The panorama at the Annapurna Base camp is thrilling and charming and the overall scene of whole mountain peaks is pretty amazing. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.

Day 8: ABC to Pokhara by Helicopter and back to Kathmandu by flight.

This is another most anticipated day of the trek as today; you will be experiencing one of the most amazing helicopter rides from the base camp of Annapurna back to Pokhara early in the morning. The aerial panorama of the mountain peaks from the helicopter is something that stimulates both thrill and excitement. Glancing below, you would be able to observe the dramatic change in the landscape as the snowy lands of the high mountains are replaced with the lush hills, terrace farmlands, and forests. Sometimes, herds of wild goats can be seen running below from helicopter. The beautiful landscape of the Annapurna region does not disappoint when seen from a bird’s eye perspective. The panoramic scene of the whole terrain manifests itself like a beguiling portrait. After we will land at Pokhara we will take an afternoon flight back to Kathmandu. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 9: Final departure from Kathmandu.

We thank you for being a part of our tour and travel. We bid you farewell and drop-off at the airport, or the opportunity to join another of our programs.

Inclusions

  • Airport Arrival and Departure in Kathmandu
  • All accommodation as BB in 3 star category hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Full board meal such as breakfast, Lunch and dinner during the trekking days.
  • Daily fresh seasonable fruits allowance.
  • Properly tea and coffee whatever hot drink available.
  • Experience professional trekking guide, sub guide and porters.
  • Full insurance for staff during the trip.
  • All domestic flight tickets.
  • All ground transportation according itinerary.
  • T-Shirt from Company.
  • Helicopter Tour charges.
  • Farewell dinner with cultural program at last night.

Exclusions

  • All international flight tickets and Nepal entry visa fees.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • All drinks and hard drinks such as : Mineral water, whisky, rum, cola, fanta, etc.
  • All entrance fees during the sightseeing in Katmandu and Pokhara.
  • Personal expenses like hot shower and battery charge / Wifi.
  • Personal trekking equipment and insurance.
  • Any emergency rescue evacuation and extra cost offering from unfavorable circumstance such as bad weather and sickness.
  • Personal tips for staffs.

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Reviews

Wonderful Tour

5.0 rating
February 17, 2020

This was a wonderful trip to Nepal wee organized by Attractive Travels and Tours. The guides were so kind and helpful. It was overall an amazing tour of the helicopter to see these mountains. Once again, thank you Attractive Travels. We will again meet you for a further journey.

Mark Moore

trip facts

PRICE: US $ 1595
TRIP START: Kathmandu
TRIP END: Kathmandu
TRIP DURATION: 9 Days
TREK TYPE: Trek and Heli Tour
BEST MONTH: March - May , September - November
ACCESSIBILITY: Flight and Land
MAX.Altitude: 4210 M
TRIP GRADE: Moderate
MIN.GROUP SIZE : 2 or 2+
DEPARTURE: Granted

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