Annapurna Base Camp Heli Return Trek

9 Days

starting from $2400

$ 2200



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Min : 2 Pax


Car, Jeep, Plane, Helicopter




Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


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Some highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Return Trek

  • Fly to the tourist hub of Nepal – Pokhara with enchanting views of mountains parallel to us throughout the flight
  • Traverse through a scenic path enhanced with verdant valleys, lush hills and charming villages in the backdrop of beautiful Himalayas.
  • Witness the glorious sunrise over the snowcapped peaks from Poonhill
  • Magnificent views of mountains like Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Macchapucchre, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Nilgiri, etc.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area and Annapurna Sanctuary
  • Helicopter ride over the Annapurna region.


Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Return Trek is an excellent substitute for the standard Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Unlike other tours and treks, Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Return Trek is a superb combo of trekking and heli tour activity. It is an exciting journey where you can admire the glory of the Annapurna region from very close.

The lush landscapes, hills, valleys, forests, and lakes in the backdrop of the beautiful Annapurna massif make the Annapurna region, a natural paradise. And, the Tour allows you to experience the natural ecstasy of this place’s life.

Immerse into the diverse biodiversity and rich ecosystem of Annapurna Conservation Area as Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Return Trek by Glorious Himalaya Trekking is here to connect you with the mesmerizing enigma of Annapurna panorama and Annapurna region as a whole. Follow the scenic trail to Annapurna Base Camp; a trail that is considered as one of the best trekking routes in Nepal.

Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp and accomplishing the entire trek requires a commitment of at least 14 days. Also, one should be able to walk to the base camp and back for at least 11 days. If you are amongst those, who are in the constraint of time or physically not so active or would prefer an easy way out to Annapurna Base Camp, then Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Return Trek could be an ideal travel package for you. You can experience both – the adventure of trekking and the thrill of flying over the Annapurna region to get an aerial view of almost every attraction in the Annapurna region.

Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Return Trek initiates from the picturesque city of Pokhara. The trail follows a scenic path along the foothills of Annapurna. It passes various charming ethnic villages, farmlands, hills, and forests along the way to Annapurna Base Camp.

The route takes you to Ghorepani and Poonhill. Ghorepani is an appealing Gurung village which fascinating views of Annapurna in the background. Likewise, Poonhill is a popular viewpoint that offers some mesmerizing views of the sunrise amidst the snow-clad peaks in the Annapurna panorama. The trail further passes some villages like Deurali and Sinwa to Annapurna Base Camp where one can rejoice the towering peaks of mountains rising high one over the other.

Annapurna Base Camp, also known as Annapurna Sanctuary is truly a reviving place to be at.  One can spend hours admiring and acknowledging the glory of this place. Finally, Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Return Trek concludes with a Heli ride back to Pokhara. The wilderness of mountains along with the charm of hills, valleys, lakes, and forests that one can witness during the helicopter tour is indeed a lifetime memory.

So, are you ready to immerse in the magnificence of the Annapurna region? Opt for Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Return Trek with Glorious Himalaya Trekking! It is an opportunity to enjoy the dramatic views of verdant valleys, lush hills along with the grandeur of Mt. Annapurna, the tenth highest mountain in the world accompanied by various other peaks in the region like Mt. Macchapucchre, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Hiunchuli and many more. The best time for this tour can be anytime between March to May and September to November.


01 DAY

Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel (1400m)

Welcome to the country of the Everest! A representative from our team will pick you up at the airport and drive you to a hotel in Kathmandu. Check in to the hotel. The representative will brief you on the plans ahead. The rest of the time is on your own. Tonight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

02 DAY

Fly to Pokhara and trek to Tikhedhunga (1495m) - 5 hrs walk

After breakfast, we head towards the domestic terminal of Kathmandu airport to catch an early flight to Pokhara. Upon arrival, you will be driven to Nayapul which is just half an hour’s drive from the Pokhara airport. Nayapul is the starting point of the trekking journey to Annapurna Base Camp.

From Nayapul, we follow a well-paved and easy trail along the charming villages and lush environment to head towards Tikhedhunga. We pass fertile land along the terraced farmlands and dense lush forests to the north bank of Bhurungdi Khola. We follow the river and climb up the valley to Hile. Rom Hile, we make a short climb up to Tikhedhunga. Stay tonight at Tikhedhunga.

03 DAY

Trek to Ghorepani (2850m) - 7 hrs walkl

After breakfast in Tikhedhunga, we continue with our trek towards Ghorepani. We climb up steep along with a long series of stone-paved staircases to Ulleri. Ulleri is a large Magar settlement area in the region.

The climb up to Ulleri can be quite difficult and tiring, but the walk is worth it. We will be rewarded with some magnificent views of mountains like Annapurna, Macchapucchre, and Hiunchuli. From Ulleri, we further climb up along a forested area where we can encounter some wild animals like monkeys, boars, etc, and many species of birds flying freely in the sky.

We can also see some mesmerizing springs and rivers that add to the beauty of the trail. We pass Naghethanti and climb up until we open up to the village of Ghorepani. Ghorepani is truly a natural paradise inhabited by people of the Gurung community. Here, we can enjoy a night stay in some authentic guesthouses in the backdrop of beautiful Himalayas. From Ghorepani, the mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Macchapucchre, Nilgiri, Tukuche, etc. are distinctly visible. Tonight at Ghorepani.

04 DAY

Hike to Poonhill (3210m) and trek to Tadapani (2500m) - 6 hrs walk

It’s a great start of the day! We wake up early and walk up towards Poonhill to catch the mesmerizing views of the sunrise over the majestic snow-clad mountains. Watching the golden rays of sun fall over the white snow-clad mountains is truly a heavenly experience.

The pristine air, birds chirp, and wilderness of mountains bring positive vibes to your soul which is a plus point of your walk towards Poonhill. One can have brilliant views of more than 32 different peaks in Annapurna range from here which includes popular peaks like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and many more.

From Poonhill, we return to the guesthouse for breakfast and continue with our walk along the trail to Tadapani. Tonight at Tadapani.

05 DAY

Trek to Sinwa (2310m) - 6 hrs walk

We leave Tadapani and follow the trail that goes steep downhill towards Khimrong Khola. The trail of full of magnificent views of lush rhododendron forests and mountains. As we reach the bank of Khimrong river, we cross a bridge over the river and walk for around three hours to Chomorong. On the way, we pass many interesting villages and people.

Chomorong is an ideal to get an undisturbed view of Macchapucchre Himal and Annapurna Himal, Grom Chomorong, we descend for a while and start ascending up until we open up to the village of Sinwa. Stay overnight at Sinwa.

06 DAY

Trek to Deurali (3150m) - 6 hrs walk

Moving ahead, we follow the trail that traverses through the dense rhododendron and bamboo forests today. It can be an opportunity to encounter some amazing species of wildlife amidst the dense jungles of the Annapurna Conservation area.

We move out of Sinwa and head to Dovan. We then cross two small streams on our way to climb up to the Hinku cave (an overhanging rock-like formation). From Hinku cave, we make a final ascent to Deurali. Deurali is our stopping point for the day. Overnight at Deurali.

07 DAY

Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4210m)- 5 hrs walk

You must be excited about the day as you will be headed to Annapurna Base Camp today. We follow a trail that gently climbs up through a narrow gorge along the Modi Khola glacier valley.

We pass forests and other amazing landscapes to make our way to Macchapucchre Base Camp. It is not a real base camp as Macchapucchre Himal is not allowed for climbing purposes. Though not a base camp, Macchapucchre Base Camp offers a 360-degree view of mountains in Annapurna panorama.

We will be blessed with some incredible views of Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Gangapurna, Khaangar Kang, Annapurna III, Macchapucchre Himal, and many more. Further, the trail climbs up to Annapurna Base Camp from where we will be rewarded with some inspiring views of snow-clad mountains in Annapurna massif.

The views of the mountains from Annapurna Base Camp is even more close and clear. Annapurna Base Camp is also referred to as Annapurna Sanctuary as it is surrounded by mountains under the conservation area. Tonight at Annapurna Base Camp

08 DAY

Heli ride to Pokhara and fly back to Kathmandu (1400m)

It is one of the best days of the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Trek. After a wonderful start of the day with a delicious breakfast in the guesthouse accompanied by amazing closeup views of mountains all around, we set out for a helicopter ride around the Annapurna back to Pokhara city.

The flight takes us around the Annapurna region and allows us to relish the glories of lush hills, valleys, mountains, and villages all around. One can have an aerial view of mountains, lakes, Annapurna conservation area, and Pokhara valley. Moreover, the flight takes us close to the mountains in the Annapurna region especially Mt. Annapurna with other neighboring peaks.

As the helicopter flies back to Pokhara, we can get some amazing sights of villages, forests and lush hills. The beautiful Begnas Lake, Phewa Lake, and Rupa Tal looks amazing from above.  As the helicopter brings us down to Pokhara, we catch a flight that brings us back to Kathmandu. You will then be driven to your hotel in Kathmandu for an overnight stay. Enjoy the rest of the time on your own.

09 DAY

Departure from Nepal

On our final day in Kathmandu, after breakfast, our vehicle and guides will meet you at the hotel three hours before our flight back. It was wonderful to finally meet you at Glorious Himalaya. We shall remember the good times we shared as we pray for your safe return home. In Nepal, we say “Feri Bhetumla,” which translates roughly to “Until We Meet Again.”

Trip Includes

  • All the domestic and international airport shuttles by private vehicles.
  • 2 nights of 3-star standard hotel accommodations in Kathmandu city inclusive breakfast.
  • 6 nights of local lodges accommodations during the trek.
  • Both way domestic flights. (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu)
  • Private helicopter ride from Annapurna Base Camp to Pokhara.
  • Full board meals during the trek. (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
  • An experienced and government certified guide for the trek.
  • Supporting porters to carry your belongings during the trek. (1 porter for 2 guests)
  • All the essential trekking permits and paperwork for the trek.
  • Rain protection duffel bag and sleeping bag to use for the trek.
  • First aid medicine with an oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen level.
  • Trip achievement certificate after successful trip completion.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a typical local restaurant with a cultural dance performance.

Trip Exclude

  • International flights and Nepal travel visa.
  • Any alcoholic and cold drinks during the trek.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu hotel.
  • Your personal expenses such as hot shower, charging, and use of WIFI during the trek.
  • Tips to the trekking guide and porters.
  • Any other extra expenses which are other than in our include section.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What happens if there is an emergency?

All our guides are well-experienced and are aware of the possible physical problems and crises that may arise during the trek. They are well-trained with first aid and are already prepared for any sort of emergencies.

For any minor cases, there are health posts organized by local and foreign doctors.

In case of an emergency, the guides are qualified to deliver the First-Aid and will transfer you to the nearest hospitals possible or alert for immediate Air-Evacuation to Kathmandu.

For major issues like AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), the guides provide Diamox and instantly descend the patient to the lower elevation as soon as possible, and if necessary, promptly evacuate to Kathmandu.

We will cover the initial expenses for the rescue operation since these expenses will need to be recovered either from your insurance company or over cash/credit.

Where do I purchase trekking gears?

It is not necessary to invest a great deal of money buying gear for your trek on your nation, as the majority of those gears can be purchased at reasonable prices in Kathmandu. Besides, we are happy to provide you the trekking poles, high-quality sleeping bags and the rain protection duffel bags for your trek. (No charge, to be returned).

Do I require to get insured for this trek?

In case of a severe illness or any casualties, while You’re on Annapurna base camp trek (that we think won’t happen), we’ll do everything to move one to the closest hospital to save your life (that has happened to us few times), and you’re utterly accountable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation/rescue, therefore, please be certain these costs are covered by your insurance coverage before assigning to the trek Or even be ready to cover your own after return to Kathmandu. So make sure that you’ve insured yourself with at least 50 thousand dollars of coverage before performing the excursion.

Do I need prior trekking experience?

Some prior trekking experiences is beneficial.
However, any novice or experienced trekker with moderate fitness should be able to complete the trek.

For those who are used to hiking long distances with a weighted backpack, they might find the trek easy.

Furthermore, those who don’t have any such experiences can try jogging, sprinting, swimming, and exercising a few weeks before the trekking which helps to boost your endurance level and also brings your body in proper shape condition. Hike around nearby places, and focus on building your strength. The trek is challenging but rewarding in every way. With a little bit of training and determination, you can conquer the trek and tick it off your bucket list.

How much can a porter carry on trek?

As a porter carries the bags for two clients, the maximum suggested load for a porter is 25kg, which means 12.5kg per client. It does not matter a bit less or extra weight.

However, this is more of a limit than a plan, as 25 kg is quite heavy for a single person to carry. Besides, he also requires to carry his own bag. So you should thoughtfully decide what you intend to bring on the trek with you. It is a helpful idea to make a single bag between 2 of you.

The hotels and Lodges will also offer the service of a luggage storeroom so you may leave any non-required items of clothing, footwear, and personal items in a spare bag with them.

Passport and Nepal travel visa information.

The VISA process to Nepal is very quick and easy. All Visitors (except Indian nationals) are required a Valid Visa to access into Nepal. You can easily obtain a VISA upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, or at any Nepal entrance borders of India or China. The citizens of China, member countries of SAARC, and the children under 10(except the US) will get a free Visa (Gratis Visa).

For Visa Application, you will require a passport (with at least 6 months until expiration) and one passport-size photo. The current visa cost for 15 and 30 days is USD 30 and 50 (To be paid only on Cash), although you can also pay the equivalent amount by other currencies (no Indian currency). You can also easily extend your Visa from Kathmandu or Pokhara.

Countries not entitled to get an arrival visa are Cameroon, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Swaziland, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Iraq, Cameroon, and Palestine. If you are from the above countries please contact your nearby diplomatic missions (Embassies/consulates) of the Nepal Government. We recommend scheduling your trip at least 1-2 days extra in the case of delays. We will arrange additional activities if no delay occurs.

Please be advised to check the current regulation for a more detailed and recent update.

Communication on the trek.

It’s a great thing being “connected” with your loved ones. The Internet is the most popular means of communication used by most of the trekkers. Use Viber, WhatsApp, Skype, or facetime where you can call. Though the internet speed experience during your trek may not be as fast as in the city areas cause the farther up the height you get, the slower, less reliable and more expensive these service becomes. Your Hotels in the cities will provide free WIFI, but the lodges and tea-houses on the trek will charge an extra 1 to 2 Dollars per day.

Most of the routes have mobile coverage, though the service may still not be reliable.
This will also depend upon the type of network SIM you use and will cost you a fair bit of money to keep using it. Though some days at a higher altitude, the mobile network is not reachable. Upon your request, we will provide you with a local SIM card.

In case of emergencies, your emergency contacts and information will be with us before you leave for the trek.

How to avoid altitude sickness?

Altitude Sickness is non-discriminatory and can happen to people of any age, gender, shape or size. It is common when people gain higher elevation quickly. Your best defense against altitude sickness is to ascend slowly and to be prepared by following the tips below. 

  1. Drink Plenty of warm water ( 5 liters at least, no-exceptions) 
  2. Proper Acclimatization and rest. Avoid rapid gains in elevation.   
  3. Eat well, more, and often than normal. 
  4. Avoid Alcohol, Tobacco & Cigarettes.
  5. Do not spend too much time at high altitudes pass.
  6. Use proper Medications for AMS.
  7. Listen to your body, know the early signs and symptoms of AMS and take action to prevent it from worsening. 

Why this trek with Glorious Himalaya Team?

With more than a decade of experience in the industry, GHT has already organized Annapurna Base Camp Trek and different tour packages for thousands of guests from around the world.

We have spent years refining our services and packages and helped make dreams come true of hundreds of trekkers by guiding them to the roof of the world, creating memories that last lifelong.

In praise to our dedication to becoming the best trekking agency in Nepal, we’ve been honored with the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and also awarded the “2020 Travelers Choice Award”, a feat given to agencies for providing outstanding service and customer care.

With our devoted team working around the clock to render quality services 24 hrs/day, we’ve gained the support of numerous returning customers. You can also read the ratings and views written by travelers from around the world on our trip advisor page.

Our qualified guides are supported by a network of experts who will guarantee the best services during the trek. Every client is accompanied by our certified, highly professional, first aid trained, and experienced team of leaders, who are trained and experienced to handle every situation in all the years gone by.

And while we specifically design our trips to maximize the value of every dollar and time you spend, our prices are arguably some of the best in our country and are planned in ways to make prices affordable to our clients. But we’ll never compromise when it comes to quality and your travel experience with GHT.

Also, we offer a tailor-made trip to our customers to plan the itinerary as per their preference.

All in all, your safety and satisfaction is our foremost priority, and with cheerful dispositions and expert advice, our expert team will help you to make the most of your journey, every step of the way.

Let us show you rightly why we’re the best operator in Nepal!

Meals and accommodations while on the trek

You will spend your night at the common local Teahouse or lodges during your ABC Helicopter return trek, which is the classic form of trekking accommodation in the ABC trail. Most are set and operated by local villagers and provide you basic yet optimal facilities like comfortable rooms, westernized washrooms, hot showers, and WIFI. While at dinner, you can also meet other interesting people from different nationalities, with their interesting stories.

While both vegetarian and non-vegetarian foods are available for meals that are hygienic and healthy. You can order your favorites as per the menu of the teahouse/lodge. On the lower elevations, you can taste a wider variety of dishes like Nepali, Indian, Continental, Tibetan, etc. While Tea, coffee, eggs, bakery items, snacks, bars, etc can easily be found on your trek.

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