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Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Heli Return

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  • Duration 12 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Trip Destination Annapurna Base Camp
  • Starts at Pokhara
  • Ends at Pokhara
  • Max. Altitude 4130m
  • Trip Type Trek and Helicopter Tour
  • Transport By Private vehicle, by Helicopter
  • Accommodation Hotel or Lodge

Highlights

  • Easy online booking system
  • The best guarantee of service and price 
  • A professional guide with fluent english  
  • Breathtaking mountain views with views of the Himalayas through a helicopter 
  • Annapurna base camp at 4,130 meters 
  • A scenic helicopter ride from Annapurna base camp
  • Sightseeing activities in Kathmandu and Pokhara 
  • Views of the Himalayas like Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Machapuchhre (6993m), Hiunchuli (6441m), and more.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek with helicopter return is an exciting trip that combines the trekking beauty of the Himalayas with modern convenience via helicopter. The trek takes 12 days to complete and offers incredible views of peaks like Annapurna and Machapuchare.

With our well-designed Annapurna base camp trek and flight back by helicopter, you can experience the Himalayas in just 12 days without having to worry about trekking all the way back. To reach the base camp of one of the tallest mountains, the trek passes via shimmering streams, beautiful woods, and waterfalls. 

The Annapurna base camp trek return by helicopter requires physical and mental preparation, as the hike can be strenuous and requires a certain level of physical preparedness. Additionally, having the right equipment, like a sturdy sleeping bag, warm clothes, and sturdy trekking shoes, is crucial.

With breathtaking views of the mountains and an opportunity to soak in the area's natural beauty, our Annapurna base camp trek with heli return itinerary takes you through the heart of the Himalayas. Not only that, this package also offers you an opportunity to explore cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara. You will also get to experience flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu, along with a helicopter flight from ABC to Pokhara. 

This package of trekking to Annapurna base camp with helicopter return is not only comfortable but also luxurious. Your trek starts with your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. The next day, after sightseeing in Kathmandu, we will catch a flight to Pokhara. From there, the trek follows the route of villages such as Ulleri, Ghorepani, Chuile, Sinuwa, and Deruali, respectively. After Deurali, we will reach the famous Annapurna base camp (4,130 m).

From Annapurna base camp, you will return to Pokhara via helicopter flight. The helicopter flight will offer you unique and distinct views of the Himalayas and the trails you’ve trekked. Upon reaching Pokhara, the next day we will catch a flight back to Kathmandu after sightseeing in Pokhara. 

With great pleasure, Nepal Trek Adventure presents our carefully created Annapurna base camp trek return by helicopter detailed itinerary, which promises to provide you with an unforgettable experience.

However, if you want to experience the complete trek without the helicopter return, please check out our package for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, and if you want to do this trek in a shorter time, then check out our package for the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek

Reservations are now open for 2024 and 2025. We can modify this package to accommodate your needs based on your time, budget, and endurance. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any more queries about the helicopter return with the Annapurna base camp trek package.

Route of Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return 

Your Annapurna base camp hike with a helicopter flyout starts with your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Once you reach the airport, our team members will be there to pick you up and drop you off at your hotel. The next day, we will explore Kathmandu Valley and visit places listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

In the evening, we will take a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, which will take about 25 minutes. The next day, we will have a scenic drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. The same day, we will trek to Ulleri from Nayapul. For a few days, we will trek through villages such as Ghorepani, Chuile, Sinuwa, and Deurali. These villages will provide you with a brief insight into the daily lives of people in the Himalayas. It is a great way for you to interact with and understand their culture.

Finally, on the 8th day of your journey, you will trek from Deurali to Annapurna base camp, following the routes of Machhapuchhre base camp. We will finally catch a helicopter flight from Annapurna base camp to Pokhara, retracing the trails we have trekked. After sightseeing in Pokhara, we will take a flight back to Kathmandu, ending our beautiful journey to the Himalayas. 

Why Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return? 

Throughout the trek, you will trek through verdant woods, tumbling waterfalls, and bubbling streams on the thrilling trip to Annapurna Base Camp, which is tucked away at the base of one of the highest mountains on Earth. 

This hike offers a wide range of breathtaking views of the Himalayas, including the towering peaks of Mount Machhapuchhre and Mount Annapurna. 

You will be treated to amazing aerial views of the Himalayan environment on the helicopter ride back to Pokhara, which adds a sense of special magnificence.

Choosing the helicopter return option shortens the hike to a short and amazing experience, giving you more time to explore and unwind in the surrounding region.

This trek, which takes you deep into the Himalayas, provides an intensive experience with the natural magnificence that distinguishes the area. Not only that, but this package also includes sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara, which will take you to historic places in the cities.                     

So, if you are looking forward to trekking to Annapurna base camp but not trekking back the same way, this Annapurna base camp heli return trek is perfect for you. You can experience the challenges and adventures of the trek as well as a thrilling helicopter flight back. 

Cost for Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return 

The helicopter return trek to Annapurna base camp costs only $1550 with Nepal Trek Adventure for the years 2024 and 2025. Imagine walking through stunning places and reaching the amazing Annapurna Base Camp at 4,130 meters high. And the best part? After your trek, a helicopter ride will fly you back, letting you see everything from high up in the sky.

With Nepal Trek Adventure, you'll have a comfy place to stay, delicious meals, and all the permits you need, so you won't have to worry about anything. Our expert guides will be there to keep you safe and tell you cool things about the local culture. Get ready for an awesome adventure in the Himalayas!

Best Season for Annapurna Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return

The best season for the Annapurna flyout trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). Here is more detailed information on both of these seasons. 

Spring Season 

The spring season lasts from March until May. In this season, the route is steady, the flowers bloom profusely, the rivers swell and form spectacular cascades, and the temperatures are moderate.

Trekking in this season offers better views, and a clearer sky is also available in the spring; however, occasionally fog might be seen at lower elevations. The trekking route gets crowded as it is one of the peak seasons for trekking in the Annapurna region.

During the day, temperatures range from 15°C–20°C (59°F–68°F) in the lower elevations and 5°C–15°C (41°F–59°F) in the higher elevations. However, the nights might still get chilly with the temperatures ranging from 5°C–10°C (41°F–50°F) in the lower elevations and -5°C to -15°C (23°F to 5°F) in the higher elevations.

Autumn Season 

The autumn season is another best season for the Annapurna base camp trek with helicopter return, which lasts from September until November. During this season, the routes are no longer small rivers, the days are warm, and visibility is excellent.

Autumn is one of the safer seasons for trekking to the Annapurna Circuit because of the lower temperatures, less mud on the mountainsides, reduced chance of avalanches, and well-packed routes.

During the day, temperatures range from 12-21°C (54-70°F) in the lower elevations and 5-12°C (41-54°F) in the higher elevations. However, the nights might still get chilly, with temperatures ranging from 7-12°C (45-54°F) in the lower elevations to 0-5°C (32-41°F) in the higher elevations.

Permits Required for Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return 

Permits are required, as they provide you with authorization to enter the Annapurna region. For your ABC trek with helicopter return, you need two major permits: the Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) and the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP).

Please note that we have included the charges for these permits in our cost, and our team members will take these permits for you so that you can have a smooth and hassle-free trek. Here is some brief information regarding these permits.

Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS)

TIMS, alias, increases the safety of all trekkers in Nepal. Your name and travel itinerary will be added to the system as soon as the cost is paid. In addition to helping local authorities plan sustainability initiatives in specific locations, this permit will be useful for rescue operations in the case of emergencies during your trek.

Not just for the Annapurna Circuit, but for most treks in Nepal, a TIMS card is required. For us to get your TIMS card, we require a photocopy of your passport and two passport-sized photos. The cost of a TIMS card is NPR 2,000, which is equivalent to 17 USD.

Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)

This permit was created specifically for the Annapurna Region. The permit and the amount you have to pay help to preserve the area. To get an ACAP permit, you'll need your passport and two additional passport pictures.

To get your ACAP, you need to fill out a form with information on your insurance, your intended trekking route, and your itinerary. The cost of ACAP is NPR 3,000, which is equivalent to 30 USD.

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Itinerary

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    On the first day of your trek, our team representatives will be there to pick you up at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. As soon as you come out of the gate, we will be there holding your name plate with Nepal Trek and Adventure’s logo. 

    Our team representatives will then drive you to your hotel on our private tourist bus. Once you reach the hotel and freshen up, we will do a small pre-trip meeting where we will give you a brief overview and scheduled plans for your upcoming days. 

    You will meet your trip guide during the pre-trip meeting, so you can ask any questions you have regarding your Annapurna circuit trek. Please note that if you arrive in Kathmandu before 4 p.m., the pre-trip meeting will be held in our head office in Thamel. 

    However, if you arrive later in the evening, our representative will meet you at your hotel. If you arrive early and have the rest of the evening free, you can explore Kathmandu and Thamel. This is a great opportunity to shop around and buy things necessary for your trek.

    • Transportation: Pick-up and Transfer from Airport to Hotel

    • Accommodation: 4-star hotel in Kathmandu Hotel Ramada or similar (Twin-sharing basis, BB Plan)

      On the second day of your Annapurna base camp trek, we will go around Kathmandu for sightseeing and catch a flight to Pokhara in the evening. 

      Today, you will encounter some of the popular locations in the Kathmandu Valley. We are going to important historical locations that are UNESCO-classified. We will show you Boudhanath Stupa, Swyambhunath, Patan Durbar Squares, and Pashupatinath Temple. 

      You can always find time for the many other things Kathmandu offers. After an adventurous day of sightseeing around Kathmandu, we will go to the airport and catch an evening flight to Pokhara. From Kathmandu, it takes about 25 minutes to reach Pokhara. After reaching Pokhara, we will drop you off at your hotel. 

      • Flight duration: 25 minutes (Kathmandu to Pokhara)

      • Accommodation: 4-star hotel in Pokhara like Hotel Bodhi Suits, Hotel Landmark or similar (Twin-sharing basis, BB Plan)

      • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

        On the third day of your Annpaurna base camp trek with helicopter return, we will drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. Early in the morning, our team will be there to pick you up at your hotel in our private tourist transportation. 

        From Pokhara, Nayapul takes about an hour. Throughout the drive, you will come across various settlements, hills and rivers. You will also get glimpses of the Himalayas along the way. After you reach Nayapul, we will then trek to Ulleri.

        It takes about 5 to 6 hours of trekking to reach Ulleri from Nayapul. Throughout the trek, you will cross various villages, such as Birethanti and Tikhedhunga. From Nayapul, the trail is wide and relatively flat as you follow the Bhurungdi Khola upstream. 

        Throughout the trek, you'll pass through lush forests, charming tea houses, and small settlements. As you climb higher, you'll pass through the village of Ulleri. The terraced fields, traditional houses, and panoramic views will make this a memorable trek.

        • Highest Altitude: 2,050 meters

        • Total driving hours: 1 and half hour (From Pokhara to Nayapul)

        • Total trekking hours: 5 to 6 hours (From Nayapul to Ulleri)

        • Accommodation: At a tea house in Ulleri 

        • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner 

          On the fourth day of your Annapurna base camp with heli return, we will trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani. We will leave Ulleri after having breakfast. 

          Beginning from Ulleri, the route goes uphill, but more gradually than the well-known Ulleri Steps. You follow the road through verdant woodlands that are shaded by towering trees. A distinctive characteristic of the area, you'll see the brilliant colors of flowering rhododendron blooms as you trek, especially in the spring.

          After trekking for a few hours, you will reach Nangethanti, which is at an elevation of around 2,460 meters (8,071 feet). Nagethanti offers tranquility, located amidst lush greenery, offering an ideal spot for a brief respite and relaxation.

          You will eventually arrive in Ghorepani, a charming town at an elevation of around 2,850 meters (9,350 feet), after a few more hours of trekking. Ghorepani is renowned for its friendly people, and there are many lodges, teahouses, and trekking facilities to choose from.

          • Highest Altitude: 2,874 meters

          • Total trekking hours: 4 to 5 hours

          • Accommodation: At a tea house in Ghorepani 

          • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

            On the fifth day of your helicopter flight with the trek to Annapurna base camp, we will trek from Ghorepani to Chuile after breakfast. 

            After a few hours of trekking through a green forest, you will arrive at Chuile. Throughout the trails, you will be offered views of Annapurna South and Fish Tail. Throughout the trek, you will get glimpses of the Himalayas, such as Fishtail, Annapurna South and Gangapurna. 

            You will also come across various villages, such as Ban Thanti and Tadapani. You can rest for a few minutes in Tadapani before starting your trek again.   

            Chuile is a small village with basic lodges. You will stay overnight at Chuile.

            • Highest Altitude: 2,002 meters
            • Total trekking hours: 7 to 8 hours
            • Accommodation: At a tea house in Chuile 
            • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner 

              On the sixth day of your ABC trek with helicopter return, we will trek from Chuile to Sinuwa after breakfast. From Chuile, Sinuwa takes about 6 hours. 

              There are stone stairs on the ascent and descent from Chule to Sinuwa. After hiking for about forty minutes downhill from Chuile and passing a suspension bridge, we will arrive at Gurjung village. 

              From there, it will take us a further hour and a half to go to Chhomrongdanda and then directly to Chhorong village, a large Gurung village. With breathtaking views of Mt. Fishatil, South Annapurna, and Hiunchuli, it's a cultural community. After having lunch, we will walk for an additional two hours to our destination for the day, Sinuwa.

              • Highest Altitude: 2,340 meters
              • Total trekking hours: 6 hours
              • Accommodation: At a tea house in Sinuwa 
              • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

                On the seventh day of the trek, we will trek from Sinuwa to Deurali. Walking from Sinuwa to Deurali will be difficult. 

                Today, it will take us seven or eight hours of walking to get where we're going. It's a longer trek than the other days. Despite being a lengthy trek, the walking path offers plenty of picturesque vistas, verdant forests, and rivers. You will see Mount Annapurna getting closer as you proceed.

                We'll explore the village of Bamboo. The settlement got its name because of the thick bamboo forests that surround it. Our route to Dovan will take us via Bamboo Village. We will arrive at 3200 meters in Deurali after Dovan.

                • Highest Altitude: 3,200 meters
                • Total trekking hours: 7 to 8 hours
                • Accommodation: At a tea house in Deurali
                • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner 

                  At last, on the eighth day of our trek, we will arrive at our base camp, situated at a height of 4130 meters. We will be trekking uphill at a high altitude, so the hike will be challenging.

                  At this high altitude, the risk of altitude sickness is increased. We will depart early in the morning from Deurali after a little breakfast. The majority of our hike will be through barren terrain with no trees and arid air. Some trekkers believe that walking in this type of meadowland at high altitudes is difficult.

                  We will first arrive at the Machhapuchhre base camp at 3700 meters after a strenuous hike.  During your journey at MBC, you will be amazed to discover several enormous waterfalls. Enjoy the breathtaking views of Fishtail Mountain, also known as Mount Machhapuchhre.

                  We are going to continue our trekking to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) after lunch at Machhapuchhre Base Camp. We will go uphill for around 4 to 5 hours to reach the Annapurna Base Camp. There will be a chilly breeze throughout your walk from MBC to ABC, so dress warmly to avoid the cold.

                  You will see the value of this strenuous trek once you get to Base Camp, which is located at an elevation of 4130 meters. Take in the expansive panorama of some of the tallest mountain ranges in the world, including Mount Machhapuchhre and Mount Annapurna.

                  There will be vibrant prayer flags flying to the rhythm of the wind. We will relax till the following day after soaking in the magnificent view from the top of the Himalaya.

                  • Highest Altitude: 4,130 meters
                  • Total trekking hours: 4 to 5 hours
                  • Accommodation: At a tea house in Annapurna Base Camp 
                  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner 

                    On Day 9 of the Annapurna base camp trek with helicopter return, we have what we call a "buffer day." This is like a safety net that allows us to be flexible with our plans depending on the ever-changing conditions in the Himalayas. If everything goes according to schedule, we can use this extra day to explore the Annapurna Base Camp more thoroughly.

                    This buffer day is there to help us deal with any unexpected challenges we might face during the trek, such as unpredictable weather or difficult terrain. It's all about ensuring the safety and well-being of our trekkers.

                    If everything is going smoothly, the day can be a great opportunity to take it easy, enjoy the stunning surroundings, and spend more time at the Annapurna Base Camp. On the other hand, if we need to make adjustments to our plans, this extra day gives us the flexibility to do so without compromising anyone's safety.

                      On this day, you'll bid farewell to the magnificent Annapurna Base Camp and prepare for a memorable helicopter ride back to Pokhara. As you take off, your eyes will be treated to sweeping vistas of the majestic Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, showcasing their snow-capped peaks and rugged beauty. 

                      The short duration of the helicopter ride is packed with awe-inspiring scenes that encapsulate the essence of the trekking experience. Upon your arrival in Pokhara, you'll have the opportunity to reflect on the incredible journey you've undertaken.

                      • Highest Altitude: 4,130 meters
                      • Helicopter flight: Approximately 15 to 20 minutes 
                      • Accommodation: On your own
                      • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner 

                        We will get up early on this day to enjoy the sunrise and the stunning mountain views from Sarangkot, a well-known Pokhara viewpoint. 

                        Magnificent views of the Annapurna Range, Himchuli, Annapurna South, and Annapurna III may be seen there. 

                        You will return to the hotel after a couple of hours at the viewpoint (Sarangkot) and enjoy breakfast. After breakfast, we're going to head out now to do some sightseeing. You will visit places like the Mahendra Cave, the Seti River Gorge, and the Mountain Museum. 

                        You are going to visit the Peace Pagoda, located on top of a hill. You will be able to take in some breathtaking sunset views from this very great location. In the evening, we will head to Pokhara International Airport and catch a flight back to Kathmandu. 

                        • Highest Altitude: 822 meters
                        • Flight duration: 25 minutes (Pokhara to Kathmandu)
                        • Accommodation: 4 start hotel in Kathmandu (Twin-sharing basis, BB Plan) 
                        • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner 

                          Your representative from our team will return you to Tribhuvan International Airport's international terminal. 

                          We bid you farewell and hope to see you soon!

                          Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

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                          What's Included

                          Domestic and International Airport Pickup and Drop-Off Services

                          • International Arrival Pickup

                          • Domestic Airport Pickup before the trek

                          • Domestic Airport dropoff After the trek

                          • International Dropoff on your Final Departure Day

                          Accommodations

                          • 2 Nights in Kathmandu, 4-star hotel (Twin Sharing, BB Plan) 

                          • 2 Nights in Pokhara, 4-star hotel (Twin Sharing, BB Plan)

                          • 7 Nights in Local Tea Houses (Twin Sharing Basis)

                          Trekking Permits

                          • Local Government Entry Permit (Trek Card)

                          • Annapurna Conversation Area Project Permits

                          • Trekkers' Information Management Systems Card (TIMS)

                          Flight Transportation

                          • Kathmandu to Pokhara by flight

                          • Pokhara to Kathmandu by flight

                          • Annapurna Base Camp to Pokhara by Helicopter 

                          • Helicopter fuel charges 

                          Food

                          • 10 Breakfasts: Local and Continental Choices 

                          • 9 Lunch: Veg and Non-Veg Meals

                          • 9 Dinners: Veg and Non-Veg Meals 

                          • 1 Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu at Best Restaurant

                          Guide/Porter

                          • English-speaking government-licensed guide (Minimum 10 Years’ Experience)

                          • All Meals for the guide or porter

                          • Insurances for Guide & Porter

                          • Well-Paid Salary as Per Government Rates

                          • Local Sherpa for Carrying Luggage (Up to 20 KGs Max)

                          • First-Aid Kit Box Carried by Our Team

                          • Trekking Porter Services (Available on Fixed Departure dates; 2 Guests Share 1 Porter)

                          What's Excluded

                          • International Flight Tickets to Nepal and Return
                          • Lunch and Dinner in Pokhara and Kathmandu
                          • Nepal Entry Visa Fees
                          • Any kind of drinks (tea, coffee, water, hot water, etc) and of bar bills (alcoholic beverages)
                          • Hot shower, WIFI, any electronic battery charges during only in trekking  
                          • Tips and gratitude to your guides, porters, and drivers
                          • Extra night accommodation or meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure or early return from trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
                          • Your travel insurance (Travel insurance is compulsory to take an adventure trip, and it must cover both medical and emergency evacuations with a minimum value of USD 100,000.)

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                          Annapurna Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return Accommodation

                          When choosing lodging, we put our trekkers' comfort and security first. The tea houses selected for this 12-day Annapurna base camp trek with heli return are more luxurious than your average teahouse. Although most rooms are designed for twin sharing, our guides will make room arrangements based on gender.

                          Please let us know ahead of time if you will be traveling as a couple or if you would like private accommodations within a group, and we will make the appropriate arrangements to meet your needs.

                          We have arranged 2 days of accommodation in Kathmandu at a 4-star hotel like Hotel Ramada or similar hotels based on twin sharing and 2 nights of accommodation in Pokhara in 4-star hotels like Hotel Bodhi Suites, Hotel Landmark or similar hotels on a twin sharing basis. The rest of the 8 days you will be spending on tea houses along your route to the base camp.

                          Teahouses are modest lodgings with basic lodging and food services. Typically, the rooms lack private toilets and power, although they do feature twin beds, pillows, and blankets. Showers and toilets are often shared in teahouses. On the other hand, some tea houses have squat toilets, while others have western-style restrooms.

                          The majority of teahouses provide a range of regional and western dishes, including spaghetti, momos (dumplings), and dal bhat (lentil soup and rice). There can be a little charge for this service; however, hot water is accessible for drinking and bathing. While some teahouses provide Wi-Fi, it is frequently unstable and sluggish.

                          We will take care of your accommodations, so you can rest well after each day of trekking. You'll stay in cozy lodges along the way, where you can relax, enjoy warm meals, and get a good night's sleep. So, you don't need to worry about finding a place to stay; everything is arranged for your comfort during this amazing journey.

                          Annapurna Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return Difficulty 

                          The moderate to tough ABC hike with helicopter return is best suited for individuals with a reasonable degree of hiking expertise and decent physical fitness. The following are some of the aspects that might make your trek a bit challenging:

                          • Altitude: At 4,130 meters (13,550 feet) altitude, the trek might induce altitude sickness in certain individuals.

                          • Trail Conditions: Although the route is well-maintained, there are some steep and rocky spots that call for cautious footing.

                          • Physical Fitness: The trek can be extremely taxing, requiring many hours of hiking every day; therefore, physical conditioning is essential.

                          • Weather: Since the weather might change suddenly and without warning, it's essential to be ready for everything.

                          Even though these challenges might occur during the trek, we will try our best to ensure you a safe and comfortable journey with us.

                          Food During Annapurna Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return

                          Throughout your trek, we will provide you with 9 breakfasts, 9 lunches, and 9 dinners, including a farewell dinner after your trek. Please note that any extra food and beverages that you have during your trek will not be added to our costs.

                          The food during your trek is varied and satisfying, providing the necessary energy for long and challenging hikes. Teahouses and lodges dot the route, offering a range of local and international dishes.

                          Traditional Nepalese cuisine, such as dal bhat (rice and lentil soup), momos (steamed dumplings), and thukpa (noodle soup), are staple options that provide a comforting taste of the region.

                          Additionally, trekkers can enjoy hearty breakfasts with eggs, toast, porridge, and pancakes, ensuring a nourishing start to the day. Fresh fruits, vegetables, and locally grown produce are also available, providing a refreshing and healthy option for those craving a lighter meal.

                          Trekkers can savor their meals while soaking in the awe-inspiring views of the Annapurna mountain range, creating an unforgettable dining experience on this remarkable trek.

                          Travel Insurance For Annapurna Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return

                          When planning for this heli return trek, it's essential to consider travel insurance. Travel insurance is like a safety net that helps protect you from unexpected situations. It can cover things like trip cancellations due to unforeseen events, medical emergencies during the trek, or even lost baggage. 

                          Having travel insurance ensures that you're financially prepared and well taken care of in case anything goes wrong during your journey. It's a smart choice to make your Annapurna base camp heli trek experience not only unforgettable but also worry-free. Here are some of the benefits of having travel insurance for the trek:

                          • If there is a sickness or accident during the hike, travel insurance covers evacuation and emergency medical care.

                          • Travel insurance will refund your costs if unavoidable circumstances force you to postpone your trip.

                          • Travel insurance can provide coverage for personal belongings and offer protection in cases of misplaced or stolen luggage.

                          • Travel insurance facilitates access to emergency assistance services, including a 24/7 hotline for guidance and support, ensuring that travelers have the necessary resources in times of need.

                          • Financial security against unforeseen circumstances and potential losses during the journey can be obtained through travel insurance.

                          Altitude Sickness during Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

                          You risk the danger of developing altitude sickness, sometimes referred to as acute mountain sickness (AMS), if you are traveling to elevations higher than 2,500 meters. Altitude sickness can affect you even if you are physically fit.

                          Those with a history of altitude sickness, those who exercise or consume alcohol before acclimating to the altitude, and those with respiratory disorders are at increased risk. Before you confirm the trek, we recommend that you consult your doctor for advice relevant to you and your medical circumstances.

                          Some symptoms of altitude sickness can be:

                          • headache

                          • loss of appetite

                          • feeling or being sick

                          • feeling tired or exhausted

                          • dizziness

                          • difficulty sleeping

                          If you experience any of these symptoms or other discomforts, please let the guides know. We will either add extra acclimatization days or slow the pace of the trek, depending on your condition.

                          Preparation for Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

                          A successful Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Heli Return requires preparation. The following actions can be taken to guarantee a fun and safe experience:

                          • Make sure that you have all the necessary equipment, such as hiking shoes, warm clothes, and a high-quality sleeping bag.

                          • Ensure that your all-inclusive travel insurance includes coverage for trekking in the mountains.

                          • Ensure your health and receive any recommended immunizations.

                          • Make sure you are well-informed on the path, altitude, and weather conditions by researching the trek beforehand.

                          • This journey requires a high level of physical fitness, so begin your preparations well in advance by engaging in regular exercise and endurance training.

                          • Recognize the signs of altitude sickness and take the appropriate safety measures. 

                          Booking Process for Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

                          If you want to book your trek to ABC with helicopter return with us, then we have an easy and accessible online booking system available with us. You can directly book your trek online and wait for a booking confirmation from our team.

                          You can also contact us online or on WhatsApp. If you choose to contact us online, you can directly contact us or call us at +977 9851017030 (Binod Sapkota). Our team members are available 24/7 at your service, ready to give you an amazing experience with a lifetime of memories.

                          For a confirmed departure on your chosen date, 100% payment of the cost is required. However, if you wish to secure your trek without full booking, a minimum of 50% of the total trek package cost should be paid, depending on the nature of your fixed departure tour or customized itinerary. The remaining 50% payment can be settled at our head office in Kathmandu or upon arrival in Nepal before your scheduled trek.

                          Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return Packing List

                          Clothing: Dress in layers for changing weather conditions.

                          • Warm base layers

                          • Insulated jacket

                          • Waterproof outer layer

                          • Trekking pants

                          • T-shirts

                          • Fleece or wool sweater

                          • Sun hat and beanie

                          • Gloves and mittens

                          Footwear:

                          • Sturdy trekking boots

                          • Extra pair of comfortable hiking socks

                          • Sandals for relaxing at the camp

                          Accessories:

                          • Sunglasses with UV protection

                          • Sunscreen and lip balm

                          • Trekking poles

                          • Headlamp with extra batteries

                          • Quick-drying towel

                          • Personal first aid kit

                          Gear:

                          • Backpack or daypack

                          • Sleeping bag suitable for the trek's temperatures

                          • Water bottles and purification tablets

                          • Snacks and energy bars

                          • Camera or binoculars for capturing the breathtaking views

                          Personal Items:

                          • Valid passport and necessary permits

                          • Cash in local currency

                          • Personal toiletries

                          • Prescription medications if needed

                          Miscellaneous:

                          • Travel insurance

                          • Portable charger or power bank

                          • Trail map and guidebook

                          Important Tips Annapurna Base Camp Trek With Helicopter Return

                          Some significant tips for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek with helicopter return are:

                          • Watch out for the atmosphere. Before you leave for trekking, make sure you have an atmosphere update.
                          • Carry the required things according to the atmospheric conditions of the spot.
                          • Go easy. Move gradually and don't rush. You may hurt yourself when moving rapidly.
                          • Keep hydrating yourself by drinking water normally. Make an effort not to drink unnecessarily while trekking.
                          • Manage your belongings.
                          • Make sure to bring a safety and medicinal guide pack.
                          • Take rain gear away from the possibility that you trek in monsoon season.
                          • Book early if you need to trek to Annapurna Base Camp in the peak season.
                          • Take little breaks when trekking for refreshment

                          Frequently Asked Questions

                          • Q1. What is the Annapurna Base Camp trek with helicopter return?

                            The Annapurna Base Camp trek with helicopter return is a trekking option that combines the adventure of trekking to the stunning Annapurna Base Camp in Nepal with the convenience of a helicopter ride back to the starting point or nearby city. It offers an alternative to the traditional round-trip trekking route.

                          • The duration of the trek can vary based on your choices and preferences, but it usually takes 12 days to complete this trek. The helicopter return shortens the return journey significantly, reducing it to a few hours.

                          • We frequently include the helicopter return as part of a package. However, it's important to clarify this with the trekking agency beforehand, as some packages might offer it as an optional add-on or require an additional fee.

                          • The trek offers stunning views of the Annapurna range, passing through diverse landscapes including lush forests, terraced fields, and traditional villages. Notable viewpoints include Poon Hill and Machapuchare Base Camp, each offering panoramic vistas. In addition to that, this package also includes sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara, giving you a brief insight into the city’s culture and history.

                          • Altitude sickness is a problem, especially at higher altitudes. To avoid this, it's important to get used to the altitude, stay hydrated, move slowly, and watch out for signs of altitude sickness. Most of the time, we build recovery days into their plans.

                          • The best time is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season from March to May and the post-monsoon (autumn) season from September to November. These periods offer stable weather, clear skies, and favorable trekking conditions.

                          • Yes, you'll need two permits: the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card. We typically arrange for these permits.

                          • You'll need warm clothing layers, waterproof and windproof outerwear, sturdy trekking boots, sunglasses, sunscreen, a good backpack, a sleeping bag suitable for the temperatures, and a variety of other trekking essentials.

                          • While prior trekking experience can be beneficial, the Annapurna base camp heli trek is suitable for beginners as well. Physical fitness and mental preparation are key factors.

                          • There are generally no strict age restrictions, but a reasonable level of physical fitness is necessary. It's advisable to consult a medical professional before doing the trek, especially if you have any pre-existing health conditions.

                          • We typically arrange for the helicopter ride back. We coordinate the timing, departure, and logistics of the helicopter ride to ensure a smooth return.

                          • Our company typically plans meals and accommodations in advance. They arrange for teahouse lodges along the route and provide meals during the trek.

                          • Yes, you'll have the opportunity to interact with local villagers, experience their culture, and witness their way of life. The trek passes through various ethnic communities, offering a glimpse into the local traditions.

                          • We prioritize your safety. Therefore, we provide experienced guides, porters, and first aid kits. Helicopter flights comply to aviation safety standards. It's important to follow the advice of your guides and be aware of weather conditions.

                          • The cost of this trek includes airport pick up drop off, transportation, meals, accommodation, a licensed guide, and a helicopter return. For more information, please check out our cost include list for this package. 
                             

                          • Your personal cost of the trek varies depending on the duration, level of comfort, and services included, but a budget of around $800-1500 is typical.

                          Testimonials
                          What Our Clients Say
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                            Eliza FlorenceUnited States,January 17, 2024

                            Wonderful trek to ABC with heli return

                            I recently got back from a 12-day helicopter tour of Annapurna Base Camp. Everything about Nepal Trek Adventure's trip planning went well from beginning to end. As a trekker, I found the journey challenging in certain spots, but I was rewarded with the most breathtaking views when I arrived at ABC, where I was treated to an amazing panorama full of stunning mountain ranges. 

                            I felt secure on my hike with the porters that NTA provided. On the tenth day, I took a helicopter back to Pokhara before taking a flight to Kathmandu. The nicest panorama of the Himalayan ranges could be seen from the helicopter, which offered an equally amazing view. I am appreciative of the people at Nepal Trek Adventure (NTA) for making my vacation a success.

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                            Wyatt DeanUnited States,December 13, 2023

                            ABC trek with thrilling helicopter flight back

                            We took an early flight to Pokhara to begin this trip, after which we drove to Nayapul and hiked to Ulleri. After that, we hiked to Ghorepani, Chile, Sinuwa, Deurali, and, at last, to our ultimate target, Annapurna Base Camp. We received information from our guide about each location we stopped at along the route. The Himalayan mountain ranges, woods, wildlife, rivers, and lakes were just amazing. 

                            Although we were unaware of their names, our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and informed us about everything. With the help of our guide, we were able to take pictures and give the locations names on our own. It was also an incredible, short, but lovely flight to Pokhara and then on to Kathmandu. We enjoyed the beautiful scenario of talking to each other. Thank you, Nepal Trek Adventure, for making us able to enjoy the beauty of this beautiful country.
                             

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                          Why travel with Nepal Trek Adventure?

                          Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition is one of the best local travel companies based in Kathmandu with leading adventures.

                          • Expert Guides
                            Expert Guides

                            Our experienced guides have extensive knowledge of the local area and culture, ensuring a safe and authentic adventure.

                          • Top-notch Customer Service
                            Top-notch Customer Service

                            Our team is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service, from personalized trip planning to attentive support throughout your journey.

                          • Flexibility
                            Flexibility

                            We understand that travel plans can change, which is why we offer flexible itineraries and customizable tours to meet your specific needs and preferences.

                          • Unmatched Value
                            Unmatched Value

                            We strive to provide the best value for your money, with competitive pricing and transparent, all-inclusive pricing that eliminates hidden fees.

                          Inquiries

                          Talk to BinodWhatsApp:+977 98510 17030