Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Trek

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Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter trek is alternative trekking tour to Annapurna Base Camp go by trekking and return by helicopter flight. This ABC helicopter trekking tour is the best option for the short time trekkers. Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter returning trekking is the one of the best treks in Nepal Himalayas.

Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Trekking

  • Trek to Annapurna Base Camp
  • Fly back to Pokhara by Helicopter
  • Great views of Mountains
  • Scenic views of farming lands and forest
  • Stunning views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains
  • Traditional culture of local people

The Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Trek is a perfect combo of adventurous trekking and thrilling helicopter ride across the mesmerizing landscapes of the Annapurna Region. The ABC Heli tour offers you the awe-inspiring views of gigantic peaks from different sight that you have never explored. Starting off the voyage with an incredible flight to the Pokhara – city of lakes, you would be trekking across some of the most attractive terrains of the planet. Perhaps the most naturally attractive and floral rich region of Nepal –Annapurna Region is blessed with coruscate of the Himalayas of Annapurna Range enhanced magnificently with the region’s amazing landscapes.

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Trek is an ideal package for the peoples with relatively short holidays but want to spend some of their precious time in the lap of the Himalayas, observing the breathtaking views and natural wonders. This short journey to Base Camp of one of the eight thousander mountains in Nepal harmoniously captures all of the best elements of this region to present the experience that becomes your best memory for the lifetime.

Trekking across beautiful lush and green forests of Rhododendron, oak and pine through famous Gurung villages like Ghorepani, also visit the most popular vantage point for tantalizing sunrise – Poon Hill, from where best sunrise over a panorama of entire Annapurna massif can be observed. Enjoy the natural charm of distant gigantic mountain peaks making an appearance while trekking on the trail to Annapurna Base Camp and be the very centre of the tranquil environment filled with picturesque sights and heaven like beauty. During this journey to Annapurna Region you will also get a chance to enjoy the tourism hub of the country; Pokhara which is situated in the lap of huge Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain ranges. From Pokhara you will have overwhelming views of white snow capped mountain ranges.

The high waterfalls, rivers and streams on the way along with the suspension bridges will make your Short Trek to Annapurna Base Camp in a Helicopter, more exciting. You can also explore different species of Himalayan wildlife and bird rare bird species in Annapurna Conservation Area if luck favors. Additionally, if you manage to trek during spring season, the lush Rhododendron forest looks awe-inspiring, blanketed with the blooming red rhododendron. Throughout the trekking trail in upper Himalayas you will be introduced to rural Nepalese lifestyle undisturbed from modern civilization and can explore the rare and unique culture/traditions of the Gurung and Magar communities.

Finally, for the ultimate part of the journey, enjoy an absolutely amazing and thrilling experience of Helicopter ride back to the queen of the cities – Pokhara. The aerial view of some of the world’s tallest mountain ranges is worth to observe. The changing terrain observed from the bird’s eye perspective is truly fascinating and extremely enjoyable. Join Nepal Trekking in Himalayas for Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek where you will get to observe the immense natural beauties along with the thrilling experience. The excitement of the journey is vastly appealing!

Day 1
Arrival to TIA airport. Pick up from there then check in to hotel in Kathmandu Upon arrival in Kathmandu.

Our team member will be waiting outside the airport terminal a few meters from the exit door. Please check your name at Show card. He will bring you to hotel in Kathmandu. The drive from the airport to the hotel is around 20 minutes. After refreshment, we will brief your plan more visibly.

Day 2
Fly Kathmandu to Pokhara and trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m)

Morning after breakfast at hotel and then fly to Pokhara, is spectacular with Himalayan view all along its route. You can enjoy the ambiance of Pokhara in the natural settings with towering Himalayas in the back drop. Pokhara then a drive of less than an hour to Nayapul. You start your trek here. In 15 minutes or so, you reach Birethanti, a large village featuring many shops and tea houses. The trail goes along the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola, climbing steadily until Hille is reached. At the end of a short climb is Tikhedhunga where you stay for the night.

Day 3
Trek Tikhedhunga to Ghandruk (1940m) 5-6 hrs

Day 4
Trek Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m) 4-5 hrs

Day 5
Trek Chhomrong to Dovan (2580m) 5-6 hrs

Day 6
Trek Dovan to Deurali (3230m) 4 hrs

Day 7
Trek Deurali to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m) 3-4 hrs

Day 8
Trek MBC to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) 2-3 hrs

Day 9
Fly Charter helicopter from Annapurna Sanctuary to Pokhara (823m)

Day 10
Free day in Pokhara City

Day 11
Pokhara to Kathmandu vai Tourist Bus

Day 12
Farewell

Transfer you to TIA airport then Tour ends.

Price Includes

  • Helicopter from Gorekshep to Kathmandu including airport to Hotel transfer.
  • TIMS CARD (Trekking Information Management System). We need two photograph each for permit.
  • Required number of experienced English speaking guides ((trained by Ministry of tourism), and support staff (we pay for their daily wages, insurances, trekking equipment’s, thiefood and accommodation).
  • 8 days porter wages and his insurances/meals/accommodation/equipments
  • 8 days guide wages and his insurances/meals/accommodation/equpipments
  • Local taxes in Everest
  • 8 nights best Lodge accommodation during the trek on tea house services.
  • Rescue arrangement in emergency situation & worst weather condition
  • Necessary ground transportation depending upon your request (via tourist bus or private vehicle).
  • Flight tickets: Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathamndu for guide.
  • Domestic Airfare (Kathmandu to Lukla, Lukla to Kathmandu and domestic airport tax) for
  • Trekking poles, sleeping bag, down jacket/duffle bag (we provide these if necessary).
  • All necessary Domestic airport taxes.
  • Trekking maps.
  • Rubbish disposal.
  • Our service charge and government taxes.

Cost Excludes

  • Hotel stay in Kathmandu.
  • Tips to guides and support staff.
  • Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies, such as ground transportation & Heli recue/medical/hospitalization. Medical etc).
  • Your International flight ticket airfare
  • Energetic chocolate/energy drinks/alcohol/mineral water/cigarettes/packing food snacks etc
  • Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc).
  • Personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses, such as Laundry/WIFI on trek/phone call
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Nepal entry visa fees which can get up on your arrival in Kathmandu airport
  • Sightseeing tour and All the entrance fees of temple in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned herein
1. How difficult are the treks?

It depends on the individuals’ adaptation of walking in any situation and at any circumstances. It depends on the location and choice of trekkers. Both difficult as well as easy treks are available. Difficulty of the treks depends on the region of the trek and duration of it. Shorter treks tend to be easier while longer ones require some physical fitness.

2. How safe Women traveling alone with your company?

Completely, we assure the safety and security of the women travelling with us. We will provide the privacy that the women need. We will also give you a personal room on lodge and personal tent for camping while trekking.

3. What is tea house trekking?

Tea House Trek – is a trek during which at the end of each trekking day you stay for overnight in Tea Houses. “Trekking Guide Team Adventure” also organizes Camping Treks during which you stay for overnight in tents which our guides will set up for you and food during such treks will be cooked by our experienced cook.

4. Can I get Nepal visa on arrival?

Yes, you can get it in Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. As you arrive to airport fill the form and proceed to the visa line. You have to pay 25US$ for 15 days of visa from the day of issue, 40US$ for 30days and 100US$ for 90 days of tourist visa. For this you have to bring two passport size photos.

5. What is the best air route to my destination?

There are enough airline companies operating daily flights from Middle East of Kathmandu. Kathmandu only has got only international airport in Nepal so, where ever you are coming from you must come through tribhuvan international airport.

6. What type of insurance should I have before come to Nepal? Can I get it there?

For coming to Nepal you should have both medical and Rescue evacuation insurance. Yes you can get it here too, but we recommend purchasing it in your own country to avoid any last minute hassle and basal.

7. When should I travel to Nepal?

In Nepal it rains a lot between Junes to August. You too can enjoy great treks during this period of year in rain shadow region. But if you planning for more popular trek autumn and spring is the best time. As during this period climate will be moderate and will favorable for the trekking.

8. What kinds of banking facilities in Nepal?

Nepal has modern banking facilities having branches of some international bank. Almost all foreign currency along with credit card such as American Express, Visa and Master card are accepted. Nepal also has ATM facilities.

9. When should I book my trip?

We suggest you to book your trip in advance to avoid the disappointment and hassles. We too will make an effort to accommodate last minute bookings but some time due to the last minute planning we may unintentionally make few mistake which may offend you so it will be better to do advance booking.

10. Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?

Yes, our agency representative will pick you from airport. We will be displaying our placard of your name with our agency name.

11. How much spending money should I bring?

This depends on the destination you will be at and package, facilities you may choose . However our trip profile will give you information about how to budget form additional meals, optional excursions and extra expenses that might occur in any specific trip.

12. Does your company help to arrange domestic flight, international flight, hotel bookings and other services?

Since we are Nepal based company we refer to arrange your international flights from your home town. But domestic flight ticket will be included in our package. Other help like river rafting, city guided tour, mountain flight, jungle safari will be provided according to your necessities.

13. What is the physical conditioning level needed for trekking?

If you are in good physical condition then you do not require any hiking experience for short trekking. But if you are planning for the longer ones then you should do long day hikes at your home.

14. Is a Trekking permit needed?

Permit is not required for trekking in Everest, Annapurna, Langtang and some other regions. However, conservation permits or National park permits are required. There are few restricted trekking areas in Nepal where trekking permits are required.

15. Are the food / water safe to eat / drink?

All the meals are prepared with high standards of hygiene, fruit and vegetables are soaked in iodine before preparation. Most of lodges serve boiled and filter water which is safe. It is also possible to buy the bottle of mineral water in the trek.

16. What happens if there is an emergency?

All of our guides are trained with first aid and have basic idea about the physical problems that may arise during trekking. If an emergency occur then we will cover initial expenses of rescue operation as these expenses will need to be recovered from your insurance company. For minor cases there are health posts established by foreign doctors and many are staffed by overseas personnel.

17. What are your payment terms?

You need to pay 30% of total price as advance deposit to conform reservation before arriving to Nepal. Rest of the payment can be paid after arrival.

18. Can we bring some food from home?

19. You can bring power bars, cereal bars and similar high energy foods, powder Gatorade is also recommended to fight dehydration.

20. Is there any communication when we are on the mountain?

In the way in many villages along the popular trekking routes you can find telephones from where you can make international calls. And now a days we have the internet facilities most of the trekking destination.

21. What’s the difference between trekking, hiking and mountain climbing?

You can do all day walk, where you stay overnight (or several nights) at three activities in Nepal, but they are quite different things. Trekking is a multi-the place you’ve walked to.
Hiking generally refers to a one-day walk. It might be two hours or eight, but if it takes place within a single day, it’ll probably be referred to as a hike.
Mountain climbing is another thing entirely. It takes special equipment, training and comes with more risk. Neither trekking nor hiking require any special skill, other than the ability to walk.

Permit & Entry Fees:

It is compulsory to pay Everest National Park entry fee and TIMS card to trek in this area.

Medical Support:

An emergency first aid kit is carried by the support staff at all times.

Accommodation and meals:

During tea house treks our guests pay for their food (breakfast/lunch/dinner) at the lodge while we provide guides/accommodation/necessary permit and transportation. It can be USD $25 per person each day for food (Lunch/dinner/breakfast)

Water:

Mineral waters are available at all stops during tea house treks. You can also use tap water if you choose to use water purification tablets.

Travel Insurance:

Travel Insurance is mandatory for all clients who choose to trek or climb with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while travelling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergencies.

Best Season for Everest Panorama View Trek 

  • Spring : March – May
  • Summer: June – August
  • Autumn: September – November
  • Winter: December – February

While there are no seasonal constraints on traveling to Nepal, different regions are best visited in different seasons. Once you inquire about any trekking itinerary we’ll email you regarding the best season for that particular trek.

Check-list of personal equipment:

  • Good standard trekking boots
  • Camping shoes/thongs
  • Socks-polypropylene
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece
  • T-shirts
  • Trekking trousers
  • Shorts (both casual and for treks)
  • Swim wear
  • Sun Hat
  • Woollen Hat
  • Nylon Windbreaker
  • Gloves
  • Gaters
  • Strong Rucksack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Water Bottle
  • Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
  • Toiletries/soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Sun block
  • Travel Towel
  • Wet-wipes
  • Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & lenses
  • Memory cards
  • GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
  • Altimeter
  • Compass
  • Book/music player/pack of cards
  • Padlock
  • A plastic bag for waste
  • Energy/snack bars

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Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Trek