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Annapurna Base Camp Trek and return by Helicopter

Annapurna Base Camp Trek and return by Helicopter

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Trip Facts

Start/End: Pokhara-Pokhara
Destination: Annapuprna Base Camp
Trip Duration: 11 Days
Transportation By Car-Bus-Heli
Best Season: March-May, Sep-Dec
Difficulty Moderate
Max. Altitude 4130
Group Size 1-15
Activity Trekking/Sightseen

Overview And Highlights

Trip Highlights

  • View of the world’s 7th highest peak Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), 8th highest peak Mt. Manasalu (8,163 m), and 10th highest peak Mt. Annapurna-I (8,091 m).
  • Land at Annapurna Base Camp, ABC (4,130 m.) to enjoy the summit view of Mt. Annapurna-I, Mt. Annapurna South, Mt. Hiunchuli, and Mt.
  • Fishtail with other several snowcapped peaks. (360-degree view)
  • Exploring the natural beauty and the great Himalayas of the western part of Nepal.
  • Top view of Pokhara Valley as well as witnessing the top view of Phewa Lake, variety of topography and geography of Nepal.
  • Alluring mountain views of Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri ranges, and Manasalu ranges.
  • Passing through various rivers, waterfalls, and dense rhododendron forests to thin pine trees. rivers, waterfalls, and dense rhododendron forests to thin pine trees.

Trip Overview

Annapurna Base Camp Trek & Return by Helicopter not only offers an amazing walk but also a scenic flight over the mountain and beautiful villages. Flight offers us magnificent views of the snow-capped mountains, beautiful landscapes, green hills, rice fields, and Gurung villages. It is one of the fastest and most alternative ways to enjoy the stunning and thrilling views of the great Himalayas of the western part of Nepal. It is a short but fabulous journey which is designed for those who are time-bounded or want an alternative way of Annapurna Base Camp Trek in a short time.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek & Return by Helicopter is a special itinerary that is the most popular for being the closest and easiest base camp trekking. Annapurna Base Camp is situated at 4130 m above sea level, surrounded the massive mountains, including the world’s 10th highest mountain Mt. Annapurna I (8091 m). Annapurna base camp is a beautiful small valley that offers picturesque views of the mountains like  Annapurna south (7273 m), Gangapurna (7454 m), unclaimed fang (7647 m), Machhapuchre(6997 m), and other small peaks.

The sunrise and sunset view from Annapurna Base Camp is one of the best things you have ever experienced. The natural color combination during the sunrise and sunset; turning every surrounding peak into gold and red will cherish everyone’s heart.

Note: This cost for Mininium group size of 2, if you have morethan 2 pax cost comes will be lower & if you have short time you can skip the Ghorepani can go to ABC directly.

Day to Day Itinerary Expand/Collapse All

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel

Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1300

Welcome to Nepal, Our company representative from Himalaya Trekking Team will escort you at your Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 2 : Fly or Drive to Pokhara

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
850

Today after breakfast you will drive to Pokhara also you have options for flight, Drive takes 9 hours and the flight takes about 25 Minutes.

Once we reach Pokhara and check into the hotel, we will go for a sightseeing exploration. We will enjoy a boat ride in the Fewa Lake that feels peaceful and healing. Later, we will go for a tour of Davis Falls, Gupteswor Cave, and World Peace Stupa. Easy evening strolls at the Lakeside.

Day 3 : Drive to Birethati and Trek to Ulleri - 1:30 hrs drive and 5 hrs Trek

Food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1960

Today after breakfast at Pokhara you will drive to Birethati our Trekking Starting point, it takes about 1:30 hrs from Pokhara, and after Birethati we will trek to Ulleri.  The Initial hike from Birethati takes you through cozy rural villages and relatively easy slight uphill terrain to hike following the Burundi Khola river and crossing some suspension bridges. We pass more villages like Tikhedhunga and continue a path that has 3200 step stones steps. That will lead us to our first view of Annapurna South eventually we will reach Ulleri in the evening.

Day 4 : Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani

Food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accomodation
Tea House
Elevation
2880

Today morning breakfast in Ulleri then we start our journey from Ulleri we will start our trek towards Ghorepani. From Ulleri you will get a small glimpse of Hiuchuli Himal and Annapurna south. From Ulleri the trail passes through the beautiful rhododendron forest and finally reaches Ghorepani. Ghorepani is a beautiful village there are so many hotels to stay in. The place used to be a rest stop where ancient traders found water (pani in Nepali) for their horses (ghora in Nepali), thus leading to the nomenclature Ghorepani.

Day 5 : Morning Hike to Poon HIll (3210m) and Trek to Tadapani - 6-7 hrs trek

Food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accomodation
Tea House
Elevation
2660

Today is the most beautiful day. Today we will start our early morning hike towards the second most popular spot for sunrise views in Nepal, Poonhill. Poonhill is at an altitude of 3,200 m and we march early from Ghorepani for the magnificent view of sunrise over the Annapurna Himalayas.

Dhaulagiri, Annapurna Fang, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre are some of the most popular mountains seen from here. After spending few time at the top we will come back to Ghorepani have our breakfast and start moving towards tadapani.

Day 6 : Trek from Tadapani to Sinuwa (2360m) - 6 hrs Trek

Food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accomodation
Tea House
Elevation
2360

 

The day begins with superb sunrise on nearby mountains, then the trailhead descending into a dense rhododendron forest and traditional local villages on jagged mountains. Upon crossing an iron bridge over the pristine river which follows down from the hidden lake, an Annapurna base camp road goes moderate up thru cultivate landscapes to Chhomrong village. You discovering amazing travel experience throughout the day to Sinuwa. On lunch hour enjoy to see the magnificent view of mountains and then walking down to a stream which comes from Annapurna south. From here ascending up to Sinuwa village which takes around 45 minutes.

 

Day 7 : Sinuwa to Deurali (3200m) - 7 hrs trek

Food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accomodation
Tea House
Elevation
3200

Sinuwa to Deurali is going to be a strenuous walk. We will walk for 7 to 8 hours on this day to reach our destination. The walk is longer than on other days.

Though it’s a long walk, the walking trail is filled with scenic views, dense green forests, and rivers. As you walk, you will notice approaching Mount Annapurna.

We will cross the Bamboo village. There are dense Bamboo forests near the village, so the village is named after the Bamboo forest. From Bamboo village, we will make our way to Dovan. From Dovan, we will stop at Deurali at 3200m.

Day 8 : Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) 5-6 hrs Trek

Food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accomodation
Tea House
Elevation
4130

The toughest day and the highlight of the Annapurna Base Camp trek itinerary. It’s highly recommended to start walking early. In the morning the weather is usually good. Later in the afternoon it often gets overcast and windy. We started hiking at 7.30am.

We were very lucky with the weather we had an absolutely clear sky, it was very sunny with no wind a perfect day to enjoy the incredible scenery. From Deurali the trail starts climbing up and the ascent doesn’t stop till you reach Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). It was very challenging to walk up due to a lot of snow and increased elevation. The ascent itself is not steep like the previous days it is very gradual, with no stairs just a steady uphill.

Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC) is the only place to stop between Deurali and Annapurna Base Camp. From there it takes between 1h30min. and 2 hours to get ABC. If it’s a sunny day make sure to put sunscreen on and wear sunglasses and a cap the sun up there is very strong. It got so hot on the way to ABC that we took off our jackets and walked in our T-shirts.

 

Day 9 : Fly from Annapurna Base Camp to Pokhara by Helicopter (850m) - 20 m flight

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
850

At the morning, after the amazing sunrise view and breakfast, we will fly from Annapurna Base Camp to Pokhara via helicopter ride. This trek can end either in Pokhara or in Kathmandu.

Option A: Trek Ending in Pokhara
You can end your trip in Pokhara after a helicopter flight from ABC. You can have some leisure days in Pokhara. Utilizing some, you can have rest, or explore around this lake city. You can visit various lakes, caves, temples, and also can take advantage of adventure activities like paragliding, boating, cycling, zip-lining, and so on.

Option B: Trek Ending in Kathmandu
If you want to end your trip in Kathmandu, then you can have direct joining flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Else, you can have some break in Pokhara for lunch or rest, and continue your flight to Kathmandu.

Flight time- 20 minutes (ABC to Pokhara) and 30 minutes (Pokhara to Kathmandu)

Day 10 : Drive or fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1300m) - Drive 9 hrs flight 20 minutes

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1300

Today after breeakfast you will drive to Kathmandu it takes about 9 hrs driving but you have a options if you want by flight it takes about 20 minutes to Kathmandu. You have a shopping day in Kathmandu.

Day 11 : Final Departure

Food
Breakfast

Today is your final departure to your home Country, We Himalaya Trekking Team will drop you at airport before your departure time. We hope to see you another adventures in Nepal.

Service Includes

  • Airport pick up and transfer by private car
  • 2 Night Hotel twin sharing in Kathmandu 3* Level on Breakfast Basic
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara Kathmandu by regular tourist bus
  • 2 Night twin sharing Hotel in Pokhara with breakfast 
  • Annapurna Base Camp to Pokhara Helicopter
  • Pokhara to Nayapul (Trekking starting point)  by private car
  • 3 Meal (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) & Tea Coffee during the trek
  • Comfortable, clean twin-sharing accommodation at tea house/lodge during the trekking time
  • One Advance Adventures Trek leader (English speaking, First Aid and eco trained), one Sherpa porter on every two trekkers in a group, their entire trekking expenses, salary, insurance
  • Annapurna Conservation entry fee and permit
  • TIMS Card( Trekkers Security Card)
  • All necessary gov and local taxes as required
  • Trekking Certificate
  • Sleeping Bag (Return after the trek)
  • Trekking Pole (Return after the trek)
  • Seasonable fruits
  • Farewell dinner with live music
  • Final airport departure

 

 

Service Excludes

  • Nepal Visa fees, intl. airfare in/out to Nepal
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara 
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
  • Tips for Guide & Porters & any extending trip days

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Trip Reviews (1)

Cest C

31st Dec, 2022

Nice trip, nice guider, nice experience..Guider is warm and patience..A lot of memories I learnt from this trip, thank you😊


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