Annapurna Base Camp Heli Return Trek

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Annapurna Base Camp Heli Return Trek


10 days

Tour Type



Annapurna Region


 Duration: 10 days
 Trip Grade: Moderate
 Best Season: February, March-May, and September-December
 Altitude: 4130m
 Activity: Trekking/Hiking/Aerial
 Group Size: 2-15

The Annapurna Base Camp Heli Return Trek seamlessly combines the exhilarating Annapurna Base Camp trek at 4,130 meters with a scenic helicopter ride showcasing the stunning region from above. Revel in the awe-inspiring 360-degree sunset views that encompass the towering peaks of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Himchuli, Neelgiri, and Machhapuchhre. This unique adventure promises an unforgettable experience. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is renowned for more than just its elevation. Delight your senses with local dishes, embrace the refreshing mountain breeze, capture stunning photographs, and immerse yourself in the local culture while savoring authentic cuisine. Nestled in the north-central part of Nepal, Annapurna Base Camp—also known as the Annapurna Sanctuary trek—is remarkably suitable for all age groups, including kids, families, and senior citizens. Embark on the Annapurna Base Camp Heli Return Trek, commencing from Nayapul. The trail meanders through terraced farmlands, picturesque Gurung villages like Ghorepani, unveils panoramic vistas from Poon Hill, traverses through Deurali, and culminates at the Annapurna Base Camp via the Machhapuchhre Base Camp. This extraordinary journey ensures a perfect blend of trekking, cultural exploration, and a breathtaking aerial perspective, creating memories that will last a lifetime.


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu                                        

Day 2: Fly to Pokhara, Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Tikhedhunga

Day 3: Trek to Ghorepani

Day 4: Hike to Poon Hill back to Ghorepani and Trek to Tadapani

Day 5: Trek to Sinuwa

Day 6: Trek to Deurali

Day 7: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp

Day 8: Return back on Heli to Pokhara

Day 9: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day10: Departure


Day 1

Upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, a friendly representative from Adventure Advisor Nepal will be there to greet us and provide transportation to our designated hotel. Enjoy overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Elevation: 1,350m./4429ft
Day 2

In the morning, our team will pick up from our hotel and transfer to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu Airport. After boarding a flight to Pokhara, we'll touch down at Pokhara Airport. Upon arrival, a brief drive of approximately one hour takes us to Nayapul, the actual starting point of our trek. From Nayapul, we embark on a scenic walk through lush landscapes, making our way to Birethanti, a thriving town with a diverse ethnic population. Navigating through the streets of Birethanti, we traverse bamboo forests and encounter a picturesque waterfall along the way. Continuing our journey, we proceed towards Ranghai and ascend the valley until we reach the charming village of Tikhedhunga. Tonight's accommodation will be at Tikhedhunga, where we can rest and rejuvenate.

Elevation: 1577m.
Hiking: 4hrs
Driving: 1:30 hrs
Day 3

Today, we navigate a suspension bridge over a stream, ascend stone-paved steps to Ulleri at 2800 meters, a large village inhabited by the Magar community. We cross meadows to a lunch stop at a campsite. Continuing, we pass two streams, ascend to Nagenthanti, and hike to the scenic village of Ghorepani. Witness stunning views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Tukuche, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Hiunchuli, and more. Tonight, we lodge in Ghorepani.

Elevation: 2860m
Hiking: 6hrs
Day 4

Early risers, we awaken to seize the sunrise spectacle at Poon Hill, a renowned vantage point in Nepal's Annapurna region. This popular spot is celebrated for its captivating sunrise and sunset displays, offering panoramic vistas of the Annapurna mountain range. The radiant golden sun rays illuminating the Annapurna massif create a breathtaking scene. The panoramic canvas features mountains such as Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Tukuche Peak, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. VarahaShikhar, Mt. Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Mt. Machhapuchhre, LamjungHimal, and more, enhancing the allure of this location. After relishing these awe-inspiring views, we trace our steps back to Ghorepani, embarking on a trail that guides us to Tadapani. Tonight, our accommodations are nestled in a welcoming guesthouse or lodge in Tadapani.

Elevation: 3210m
Hiking: 5-6 hrs
Day 5

Today's descent leads us through verdant rhododendron and oak forests, following a trail that winds through dense woodlands to Chomorong. This picturesque village, home to the Gurung community, serves as a gateway to the Annapurna Sanctuary, where the warmth of Gurung hospitality awaits. Continuing our journey from Chomorong, we descend further, navigating stone-paved stairs and crossing a lengthy suspension bridge over the Chomorongriver. The trail then leads us up a rocky path until we reach the village of Sinuwa.

Accomodation: Sinuwa
Elevation: 2360m
Hiking: 6 hrs
Day 6

Heading to Deurali, wander through the captivating forest towards Kuldahar. Reach the Annapurna Conservation Area Project check post. Descend to Dovan on a damp trail through bamboo and rhododendron. Continue to Hotel Himalaya for stunning views of a glacial lake. Ascend to Hinku Cave, a historic camp for Annapurna I climbers. Descend through scenic landscapes to the peaceful village of Deurali. Today we spend the night in the charming village of Deurali.

Elevation: 3230m
Hiking: 6:30 hrs
Day 7

Departing the tranquil village of Deurali, we descend to a glacial river, setting our sights on Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Continuing our journey from Machhapuchhre Base Camp, we advance toward the awe-inspiring Annapurna Base Camp. Along the way, relish the breathtaking views of MachhapuchhreHimal, Annapurna Himal, Gangapurna, and Hiunchuli.

Passing through the natural gateway to the Annapurna Sanctuary, we ascend until we reach the majestic Annapurna Base Camp. The panoramic vistas at the base camp unfold a valley embraced by towering peaks of the Annapurna range and glistening glaciers. The stunning scenery at the base camp easily erases any tiredness from the week-long trek. Overnight in a captivating paradise of base camp situated on the lap of the huge Annapurna massive.

Elevation: 4130m
Hiking: 4:30hrs
Day 8

In the early morning, a helicopter will fetch us from Annapurna Base Camp right after breakfast. As the helicopter gracefully soars over the region, soak in the breathtaking views of the unique landscapes below. Touching down at Pokhara airport, we'll also be treated to scenic vistas of Pokhara City and the serene Phewa Lake during the flight.

Upon arrival, we'll be guided to a hotel in Pokhara. With the remaining time, explore the charming spots around Pokhara. Tonight, we'll find comfort at a cozy hotel in Pokhara where a pleasant stay awaits us.

Elevation: 820m
Day 9

Wrapping up our journey, we board a return flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu. In just 25 minutes, we'll transition from the scenic landscapes of Pokhara to the vibrant city of Kathmandu. Upon arrival, we'll be transported to a hotel in Kathmandu.In the evening, a warm farewell dinner will be hosted by AAN. During this delightful dinner, we will have the opportunity to savor authentic Nepalese cuisine, giving a taste of the rich culinary culture of the country. The night's accommodation awaits in the heart of Kathmandu.

Elevation: 1,350m
Day 10

Today marks the end of our adventure in Nepal! A representative from AAN will accompany us to the airport about 3 hours before our flight. If we want to extend our stay in Nepal, we can ask AAN to arrange more adventurous activities for a few extra days, or we fly back to our home country with plenty of cherished memories


1. Accommodation:

Accommodation in city as per booking on twin sharing basis.

2 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu.

1 Nights Hotel in Pokhara.

6 Nights in lodges or tea houses along the trekking route. 

2. Meals:

Meals on BB Plan in city area.

Full-board meals throughout the trek, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Local and international cuisine options to cater to various preferences.

3. Transportation:

International and Domestic Airport transfers.

Domestic Tickets if mentioned in the Itinerary.

All necessary ground transportation during the trek.

4. Professional Guide and Porter:

Experienced and knowledgeable trekking guide.

Porter service for carrying trekking equipment, allowing travelers to focus on the journey.

5. Permits and Fees:

Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)

Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card.

6. Safety Measures:

Comprehensive first aid kit and emergency medical evacuation arrangements.

Experienced staff trained in altitude sickness prevention and response.

7. Cultural Experience:

Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, exploring cultural and historical landmarks.

Opportunities to interact with local communities and learn about their traditions.

8. Scenic Route:

Trekking through picturesque landscapes, including terraced fields,rhododendron forests, and traditional villages.

Panoramic views of Annapurna and Machapuchare mountain ranges.

9. Flexible Itinerary:

Well-planned trekking itinerary with acclimatization days to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

Flexibility to accommodate changes due to weather conditions unexpected events.

10. Group Activities:

Group activities and bonding opportunities during the trek.

Group celebration upon reaching Annapurna Base Camp.



1. International Flights:

International Flight cost is not included in the package.

2. Personal Expenses:

Expenses such as additional meals, beverages, snacks, and personal Items.

Tips for guides and porters.

3. Travel Insurance:

Travelers are responsible for obtaining their own travel insurance covering medical emergencies, trip cancellations, and other unforeseen events.

4. Nepal Visa:

The cost of obtaining a visa for Nepal is not included in the package.

5. Optional Activities:

Optional excursions or activities not specified in the itinerary.

6. Equipment Rental:

Rental costs for trekking gear, if needed, are not included.

7. Additional Accommodations:

Accommodations in Kathmandu before or after the scheduled itinerary are not included.

8. Charges for Extra Services:

Any additional services not mentioned in the itinerary may incur extra charges.

9. Medical Expenses:

Expenses related to pre-existing medical conditions and medications are not covered.

10. Natural Calamities:

Unforeseen events such as natural disasters, political unrest, or any circumstances beyond the tour operator's control.


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