Asiana Treks

ABC Trekking Return By Heli

Duration
14 days
Max. Elevation
m
Group size
1 to 25
Level
MODERATE
Transportation
Best Season
Accomodation
Meals
Starts at/ Ends at
Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Trip Route

Highlights

    • Witness a delightful helicopter journey from the base camp of the world's tenth-highest peak after an exhilarating trek. 
    • Witness cozy overnight stay in charming mountain village teahouses run by X-Gorkha with Gurung and Magar ethnic groups. 
    • Explore the flora and fauna of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project at your route. 
    • Cross many suspension bridges, rivers, and cascades in the serene Rhodendron, evergreen and alpine forests.
    • Enjoy the magical view of Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Himchuli, Neelgiri, Machhapuchre, and more. 
    • Take a break and unwind in the soothing hot springs of Jhinu Danda. 
    • Experience a deep understanding of Magar and Gurung ethnic people and their hospitality, culture, and mountain lifestyle.

Overview

Overview

Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Return by Heli is a fantastic adventure trek that combines the excitement of a helicopter ride with the tranquil beauty in the lap of Annapurna and Annapurna south incircle by the Himalayas. This tremendous trek with helicopter trek return begins from Pokhara, and you'll trek north from Pokhara Valley towards the Annapurna Base Camp via charming villages and breathtaking landscape Tikhedhunga, Ullery, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Chhomrong tranquil village Bamboo, Dovan, Himalaya, Deurali MBC and finally at ABC. 
The Annapurna Base Camp is a famous spot for trekkers and climbers, offering stunning views of the snowy peaks and serene landscapes. While trekking is the most common way to get there, Annapurna Base Camp's return by Heli Tour provides a unique and luxurious alternative. This helicopter tour offers an incredible aerial journey through Nepal's breathtaking terrain, granting exceptional access to the heart and base of the Annapurna region via a mesmerizing view of the Nilgiri and Dhauligiri snowy mountain peaks from a helicopter. The ABC Helicopter Tour from Pokhara is ideal. It takes about 45 minutes to return to  Pokhara. On the flight from ABC, you can enjoy beautiful views of green hills, cluster inhabitants Ghandruk, Landruk, Chhomrong, and many more villages of Gurung ethnic group, Pokhara valley, and impressive Himalayan Peaks Machapuchre, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Dhaulagiri, and many more. This Heli return tour is an exciting and efficient way to witness the Annapurna Range's grandeur and surrounding beauty. This comprehensive overview will take you through the various aspects of this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
You'll also catch sight of other picturesque rhododendron forests. Trekking to the Annapurna Base camp takes about 06 days by foot, so this tour is the perfect choice for people with limited time and who want to experience the beauty of the Himalayas with a return from Helicopter. Asiana Treks and Tours offers this fantastic flight at a reasonable cost for your unforgettable Heli tour.
The journey concludes, and trekkers are left with a treasure trove of memories. From the serene moments at the base camp to the adrenaline rush of helicopter travel, each experience adds a unique flavor to the overall adventure, not just a suggestion but a heartfelt recommendation.
The trek to Annapurna Base Camp is about reaching a destination and embracing a journey filled with awe-inspiring moments. The sunrise, the mountains, the helicopter ride – each component contributes to an adventure that transcends the ordinary. As you plan your Annapurna Base Camp trek, remember that the natural beauty lies in the destination and every step of the way.

Trip Itinerary

Your trip day starts today when you arrive to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Upon your arrival, you will be received by our representative at the airport. He will be carrying a signboard with our company’s name on it. Then you will be transferred to the tour hotel and checked in. A trip briefing will follow later today and the time will be notified to you by the representative who picks you up from the airport. We will come to meet and brief you about the trip at the fixed time. Until then just relax or explore a bit of surrounding.

We take you for a day tour of cultural heritage monuments in Kathmandu valley after breakfast. The tour will give you a mixed insight of history, culture, art, architecture and spirituality of Kathmandu valley. The sites include; Swoyambhunath aka Monkey Temple: The oldest of all sites in Kathmandu valley, Swoyambhunath is an important Buddhist spiritual site having the history over two thousand years old. This site has gained a popular name as monkey temple as this small forested hill is a good habitat for hundreds of monkeys. The visit there will heighten your spiritual and cultural experience. Patan City including Patan Durbar Square: A tour to medieval city of Patan gives you a great insight about ethnic Newari culture, Budhhist spirituality, religious harmony, art and architecture while you stroll around the charismatic alleys taking you to magnificent local community squares known as Bahal and eventually leading you to an incredible medieval palace square. The monuments and skill of the local artisans displayed on those monuments in the square will stun you with their unbelievable charm. Boudhanath Stupa: The largest of its kind in the world, this magnificent stupa is a very important center of faith for the people following Tibetan Buddhism. This place is nice Circular Square with the stunning stupa in the middle of it which spreads a lot of spiritual vibrations around the atmosphere.

We will drive to Pokhara by tourist bus in the morning after breakfast. After driving for about seven hours through scenic countryside of Nepal, we reach an eloquently charming city of Pokhara. The drive will have enough stopovers necessary on the way. Once we reach Pokhara, the charm of the city will capture our attention for a good feeling of being amidst the natural wonders from close up Himalayas to the surrounding lakes. A lake nearby our hotel is a nice place to take an evening stroll and the lakeside town has lots of options to dine. Have an option to fly to Pokhara at an extra cost.

Today is the first day of our trek which starts after a one and half hours’ drive. Starting from the place called Nayapul, the trek goes alongside the Modi Khola, a Himalayan river flowing down from the Annapurna, to Birethanti and to Hile and finally to Tikhedhunga. We spend approximately five hours including the lunch time before we reach Tikhedhunga where we will stay overnight today in a simple tea house.

The second day of trek, we trek to Ghorepani today after breakfast. It is an uphill walk all the way through and the trek passes through beautiful Himalayan foothills settings of villages and rhododendron forest. As we walk up on the well-trodden mountain trails, it brings some of the incredible things in our view including the majestic Himalayas. Once we reach to Ghorepani at the elevation of 2875 meters above sea level, we will be stunned by the real close up view of the Himalayan peaks. If we reach there for the sunset time, it will be one rewarding sunset experience.

It is going to be a very early morning today as we are hiking up to Poon Hill at the elevation of 3210 meters above sea level to see a breathtaking panoramic view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain range in the Himalaya. Given the good weather condition, the one hour hike up early in the morning will be rewarded by a heavenly view of the mountains and sunrise that makes us feel exalted. After sunrise we hike down to Ghorepani tea house to have our breakfast and start the trek to Tadapani. After an approximately five hours trek, we reach another spectacular place, Tadapani, and stay overnight in a tea house there.

The beginning of the trek today is all downhill followed by an uphill walk so the beautiful breakfast we devoured at the tea house in Tadapani is turned to energy much quicker and already used. After an effort of walking up and down the hill for about five hours, we come to the beautiful village of Chhomrong. We stay here tonight.

Another approximately five hours of trek takes us to Dovan today from Chhomrong via Sinua. It is also a day of mountain trekking thrill like others on the way to famous Annapurna Base Camp and we are marching ahead closer to the base camp of the famous Mt. Annapurna.

The walk from Dovan to Machhapuchhre base camp abbreviated famously for MBC is an incredible one with spectacular views. The day will be of about six hours of walking through the rugged mountain trail.

Today is another early morning start to hike to the Annapurna base camp which is the culmination of this trip. Reach to the base camp of Annapurna after a cool early morning walk to enjoy the majestic sunrise and spectacular view of the mountains.

Weak up early in the morning to capture the breathtaking sunrise over the Himalayas from Annapurna Base Camp. Today marks the thrilling conclusion of the trek to the base camp, offering a spectacular view of Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Himchuli, Tent Peak, and other mountains in a panoramic display. Annapurna Base Camp is encircled by Himalayan peaks, creating a stunning setting. Return to the hotel for breakfast after enjoying quality time amidst the mountains near the base camp. Following breakfast, your helicopter awaits to take you to Pokhara. You can either continue the flight back to Kathmandu or take a flight from Pokhara today. Opting for a flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu is cheaper than a continuous helicopter flight to Kathmandu.

You will be transferred to the airport as per your flight schedule. We will pick you up from the hotel three hours prior according to your flight schedule.


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