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Annapurna Base Camp Trek Return by Helicopter

Annapurna Trek

4 Days ABC Trek return  by Helicopter
Trip Facts
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Trip Duration 4 Days
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Maximum Altitude 4200m
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Group Size 2+
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Difficulties moderate


Annapurna region is showered with the natural beauty of diverse landscapes, culturally enriched villages, rich flora and fauna, and amazing Himalayan views. Exploring the heart of the Annapurna region is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. As a result, the Annapurna base camp trek return by helicopter is the thrilling choice to unveil unparalleled beauty and seamlessly blend with nature’s wonder. How about adding a touch of drama and comfort to your thrilling journey? You may be wondering how.


The route to Annapurna Base Camp remains the same classic route, but the way back home is unique and exciting with Helicopter ride. You will take a jeep ride from Pokhara to Jhinu Danda, from where you will start your actual trek. As you start to walk on the trail, you will be encircled by the dense rhododendron and oak forest alongside the swiftly flowing rivers.


Moreover, you will be able to witness the amazing flora and fauna of the Annapurna Sanctuary and immerse yourself in the culture of Gurung and Magar Communities. The breathtaking vistas of mountain ranges like Hiunchuli, the Annapurna ranges, Khangsar Kang, Gangapurna, and Macchapuchre will enchant you as you continue your journey.


Upon reaching the haven of Annapurna base camp, Annapurna massifs will welcome you with a warm hug as if they had been patiently anticipating your arrival. After staring at the snow-capped mountains till you feel fulfilled, it is time to add a little drama and comfort to your journey. You are not going to retrace your footpaths, but you are flying alongside the mountains above the lush forests,  cascading waterfalls, and glistening streams to have an aspiring and awe-inspiring conclusion to your trekking adventure.


Annapurna Base Camp Trek return by helicopter is the perfect option for you to experience the thrill of trekking while immersing yourself in nature’s splendor in a comfortable helicopter flight. Moreover, this option might be even more ideal for you if you are trying to make some time out of your busy schedule to immerse in the beauty of the Annapurna region through trekking.


So, if you are enthusiastic to try this adventure, then we, Adventure Great Himalaya, have put together a special package of Annapurna base camp trek return by helicopter to enhance your journey with thrills and luxury.


Highlight of ABC Trek Return by Helicopter

  • Step atop the 4,130-meter-high Annapurna Base Camp to experience the allure of gigantic mountains such as Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Machapuchhre (6993m), Hiunchuli (6441m), and many others.
  • Explore the flora and fauna of the Annapurna region
  • Discover the varied culture and traditions of the Gurung community and other inhabitant people of the region to appreciate the Nepalese folklore
  • 360 aerial view of the Himalayan ranges from the helicopter ride
  • Short and easy trek, along with relishing the thrill of time and efficiently managing your precious time


Best Month for ABC Trek Heli Return

Annapurna Base Camp is beautiful all year, so exploring the region in any month will be equally rewarding and worthwhile. However, the months of March to May and September to November are considered the preferable months for the Annapurna base camp trek return by helicopter.


From March to May, the spring season spreads the fragrance of liveliness in the atmosphere of the Annapurna region. The rhododendron forest along the trail is in full bloom, offering you a picturesque backdrop for aesthetic photos. Moreover, the petals of wildflowers scattered on the trail are like a painting spread on the blank canvas of dramatic landscapes.


From September to November, nature shifts the color of monsoon to the reddish color of fall. The trails will be dry with stable weather conditions, providing you with an ideal atmosphere for trekking. Furthermore, the skies will be clear after the monsoon rains, offering you unobstructed, hypnotizing views of the mountain vistas.


At the same time, both spring and autumn seasons provide longer days with milder temperatures that will allow you more time to explore and connect with nature. Additionally, the nights will be neither too hot nor too cold, making your stay in the teahouses comfortable.


Annapurna base camp trek is considered to be a moderate-level trek that requires about 37 km to be covered from Pokhara to base camp. You will have to hike for 6 to 7 hours to cover about 9 km distance per day. Even though a person with basic physical fitness can embark on this trek, however, people who are not habituated to walking for long durations can feel the trek more challenging for them.


The trail routes encompass narrow rocky paths, steep ascents and descents, unpaved and stony stairways, suspension bridges, and winding sections that demand adaptability and physical agility.


Annapurna base camp trek return by helicopter elevates you to an altitude of 4130 m at base camp. Though the height is not higher if you compare it to other mainstream trekking like Everset base camp still, this level of altitude is significantly high.


Moreover, when people ascend from 2500 m above sea level, they may feel the symptoms of altitude sickness. So, it is normal to fall prey to altitude sickness at higher altitudes. Therefore, preventive measures like acclimatization and staying hydrated shall be applied to avoid AMS.


Annapurna Base Camp Trek  Return by Helicopter cost

The cost of the Annapurna base camp trek by helicopter varies on various factors like the type of services you opt for, group or private helicopter return, any additional amenities to be added to the package, highlights, itinerary, and many more. However, you do not need to worry as we are providing you with a competitive cost that can easily fit into your budget.


The cost for the Annapurna base camp trek return by helicopter ranges between US $1400 to $1600 per person. The cost will include accommodation and 3-time meals in the local teahouse/lodge along the trails, permits, guides and porters, and other government fees and charges.


However, the price does not include the expenses of bottled or bar drinks, additional amenities like hot showers, Wi-Fi, and re-charging of electronic devices.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Drive From Pokhara To Jhinu By Jeep And Trek To Sinuwa

Pokhara Elevation: 850 m
Jhinu Danda Elevation:
Sinuwa Elevation: 2340 m
Drive Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Trek Duration: 4 hours

Our Annapurna base camp trek return by helicopter embarks from Pokhara. If you are some other place other than Pokhara, we can arrange the transportation medium for you to arrive at Pokhara.

You will have a hearty breakfast in Pokhara before onboarding the jeep to make your way to Jhinu Danda. Leaving the bustling city of Pokhara, you will pass Nayapul and Birethanti. On the way, you will have a magnificent view of the terraced fields, lush forest, and lifestyle that reflect the simplicity of the Nepalese lifestyle. After 3 to 4 hours of drive, you will reach Jhinu Danda.

Your journey on foot begins here. You will hike steeply up, followed by many other uphill and downhill to reach Chomrong. Continuing your trek, you will come across a steel suspension bridge before arriving at today’s overnight destination, Sinuwa.

Day 2

Trekking to Deurali

Sinuwa Elevation: 2340 m
Deurai Elevation: 3174 m
Trek Duration: 7 hours

In the initial stretch of your hike, you will leave behind Chomrong and climb uphill to reach the top of SInuwa. After that, you will make your way through zigzag uphill and downhill to arrive at Bamboo.

Now, you will traverse through the lush forest, passing Dovan to reach Himalaya. After taking a short break, you will push yourself to hike the steep ascent via Hinku Cave to finally reach Deurai.

Day 3

Trekking to Annapurna Base camp

Deurai Elevation: 3174 m
Annapurna Base Camp Elevation: 4130 m
Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours

Today, you will finally have an up-close view of Annapurna massifs and other mountain peaks. Fueling your body with enthusiasm, you will begin the hike by elevating continuously, passing Bagar, and then arriving at Machhapucchre Base Camp. You will take a short break to stare at the beauty of Fishtailed Mountain.

However, you have to remind yourself of your main goal and continue walking to the Annapurna Sanctuary. After walking for a few hours alongside exploring the flora and fauna in the Sanctuary, you will finally reach Annapurna Base Camp. All sides surrounding the snow-capped mountains will make you feel like time has been suspended, connecting you profoundly with the untamed spirit of the high Himalayas.

Day 4

Helicopter Flight Back Pokhara

Flight Duration: 20 to 30 minutes

After spending overnight in Annapurna base camp, today you will be unlocking a mesmerizing chapter in your life as you will be flying like a bird.

As the helicopter flies near the blue sky, the majestic snow-capped peaks gradually stretch out, revealing the beautiful Annapurna Sanctuary. You can have an aerial perspective of the dramatic landscape, peaceful villages, dense forests, and beautiful meadows.

In your aerial exploration, as you are descending to Pokhara, the terrain will shift into a serene panorama of lakes. This brief yet stunning ride will leave an indelible mark of Himalayan majesty and Pokhara’s tranquillity in your memory.

Cost Include / Exclude

What’s Include

  • Annapurna Permit
  • Guide, Porter
  • 3 Meals a day during the trek ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Lodge to Lodge , Accommodation, Ground transportation by Jeep
  • Base camp to Pokhara Helicopter
  • Airport Heli landing charge
  • 13 % government tax and Vat

What’s Excluded

  • All Bar bills like bottle of water, beer, hot drinks
  • Personal expenses, WI-Fi- Charge Electric device
  • Tips

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