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    Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek

    Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek

    • Destination
    • Durations
      4 days
    • Trip Difficulty
    • Activities
      Adventure Trekking
    • Accommodation
      Tea House
    • Meals
      Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Vehicle
      Private Transport
    • Max. People


    • Complete ABC trek in 4 Days
    • Visit base camp of the world’s 10th highest mountain
    • Understand the tradition and culture of Gurung community
    • View the beautiful sunrise from the Base camp
    • Walkthrough trails of rhododendron forest
    • The beautiful scenery of mountains

    Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek 4 days

    Are you interested in going on a trek to Annapurna Base Camp? If you don’t have enough time for that, then you have come to the right place. We bring you our package of Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek 4 days itinerary. It is a short trek with an exciting itinerary to date.

    Annapurna is a massif in the north-central part of Nepal. It is the 10th highest mountain in the world. The entire massif and surrounding area are protected by the Annapurna conservation area, Nepal's first and largest conservation area.

    Over the years, Annapurna Base Camp has been one of the most visited trekking sites. It is not only famous among tourists but also the locals.

    Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek 4 days combines both trek and helicopter ride experiences. You will travel to the Base camp and return in a helicopter.

    4 days Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek is the shortest and most fantastic trip to the laps of Annapurna Massif. Many people desire this destination for the Heli trek. It wraps the excitement of off-road drive, trek, and helicopter ride all in one. During this trek, you will view high mountains, forests, wild animals, traditional villages, hot water springs, etc.

    You will start your journey by driving to Mathqu, and from where your trek will start up to Chhomrung. It is a fantastic walk through the various landscapes and different cultures. You will get to view the mountain range up close while returning from Helicopter. 

    You can take people of any age group on this trek. It is an average climb, so you don’t need any past experience in hiking or trekking. But you need physical exercises as it helps your body warm up before you climb.

    Your journey will end as you reach Annapurna base camp, where you will view the sunrise. You can take photographs and head back to Pokhara by helicopter. 

    Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek: When is the best time?

    Pre-monsoon (late February, March, April, and May) and Post-monsoon (late September, October, November, and December) seasons are the best time to trek to Annapurna Base Camp. The climate during this period is just perfect. You can get a clear view of the scenarios that are neither cold nor windy. 

    You can also trek during January and early September, but the weather might be challenging. The climate can be very cold higher up during January, and snow might block the trails. If you want to travel, you can pack many warm clothes as it gets freezing during that time of year.

    Relevant trips: Annapurna Base Camp TrekkingShort Annapurna Circuit TrekAnnapurna View Trek

    Difficulties while doing Annapurna Base Camp trek with Helicopter

    Altitude sickness is always a difficulty you face as you climb higher on the trails. You might feel symptoms such as nausea, headache, difficulty in breathing, etc. To prevent altitude sickness, you will acclimate at various points.

    The weather is unpredictable up in the mountains. Thus, weather is vital in how difficult the trek will be. Autumn is considered the best time to trek, while winter is considered a challenging time to trek.

    The trails might not be very difficult, but you need to prepare your body for the trek. Even on a short trek, you can get tired while climbing uphill than downhill. You have to train your body to be physically and mentally fit.

    This trek is specially designed for people who love nature but don’t have enough time. So, you can enjoy your trek in a short holiday schedule and accumulate the best travel experience in the Annapurna region.

    But, if you are thinking of relaxing without hurrying to Annapurna Base Camp, contact us; the itinerary is customizable.

    Read also: How to Prepare for Annapurna Base Camp Trek? | Annapurna Base Camp Nepal: FAQs and Insights

    • Day01

      Drive to Mathqu then trek to Chhomrung

      The first day starts with your drive from Pokhara to Mathqu. It takes about 2 to 3 hours to reach Mathqu.

      You will be driving through the snake line road via Nayapul, Birethanti. After reaching Mathqu, you will start climbing toward Chhomrung. The trekking route to Chhomrong is quite lovely.

      The routes lead through smaller farm villages; then, you will cross a new suspension bridge and head towards a lovely village. These routes are captivating. 

      The routes are uphill along the terraced farm fields up to Chhomrong. Chhomrong is the gateway village to Annapurna Base Camp. It is one of the viewpoints of these trails. 

      This large and beautiful village is home to the Gurung community, filled with lodges and guest houses. From Chhomrong, different mountains, such as Annapurna South, Fishtail, Hiunchuli, and Annapurna III, are visible.

      During the evening, the village people run cultural shows and play folk tunes to entertain the visitors and raise funds.

    • Day02

      Trek to Himalaya

      After your night in Chhomrong, you will trail the paths toward the Himalayas. It takes around 7 to 8 hours to reach the place. It is situated at an altitude of 2920 m.

      You will take a morning walk down a staircase made of stone that will lead you to Chhomrong Khola. Then crossing the short bridge above the river, you will start climbing towards Sinuwa. It is a small village situated at 2340 m with few shops and lodges.

      The routes from here lead to a cool, dense forested area. The forest is filled with oaks, rhododendrons, and pine trees. The path travels down a steep rock to the banks of the Modi river gorge; as you descend, you will come across a bamboo settlement with 5 to 6 guest houses surrounded by bamboo trees.

      You will then travel up along the Modi Khola forest to Dovan, which is about 1-hour distance from the bamboo settlements. After reaching Dovan, you will walk higher towards a thick forest area, hearing the sound of the raging Modi River. You will then reach Himalaya, which is located below Huichuli peak.

      Only after reaching the Himalaya hotel, you will get a view of the sun as the forest opens up, and you get to see the fantastic glacial river below. You will stay the night there.

    • Day03

      Trek to Annapurna Base camp

      The day has finally come when you will walk towards the highlight of this trek. You will head towards Annapurna Base Camp, which is situated at an altitude of 4130 m. It takes about 8 hours to reach there from the Himalayas. 

      Before reaching Hinko Cave, you will walk through the much drier forest. You can see the path drop closer to the river through the forest. The path continues steeply up to the Hinko cave. Then you will make a short descent crossing the ablation of old avalanches of a rocky moraine. 

      You will then take a short climb to Deurali, which is a broader area than the gorge area. The greenery is scattered, giving a magical view of the valley, waterfalls, river below, etc.

      While walking, watching the scenery, you will climb through a river bed and then over a steep trail to the mountainside. The hike to the Machhapuchhre base camp is rather tricky. 

      As we reach Machhapuchhre base camp, we get a marvelous view of the magnificent Machhapuchhre and other mountains such as Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, etc. 

      After a rewarding view, you again start heading towards the path of Annapurna base camp. Along the path, the vegetation disappears, and the path widens. 

      You get the striking view of the Annapurna south towering above you as you reach Annapurna. It brags about the dynamic view of the various mountains without anything obstructing it. 

      You will stay overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.

    • Day04

      After sunrise and photography then fly to Pokhara by Helicopter

      You will wake up early to catch the sunrise, which is the main attraction of this trek. From the base camp, you can get a splendid view of Annapurna I, Barha Shikhar, Tent Peak, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, etc. 

      After viewing the sunrise, you can photoshoot around the base camp to take back as a souvenir. 

      On your way back, you will fly to Pokhara in a helicopter to view the great alpines.

      Today is the last day of your trekking schedule; you will return to your busy schedule. But if you want to stretch your trip, you can customize your itinerary.

    Cost Details

    What's Included in Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek

    • Pokhara to Mathqu by private vehicles.
    • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
    • Tea or Coffee during the breakfast in Mountain.
    • Trekking lodge (Tea House) accommodations throughout the trek.
    • All necessary paper works Annapurna Conservation Area Project Entry permit and Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) permit.
    • ABC- Pokhara Helicopter flight.
    • A  Government License holder and English speaking, friendly guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
    • Comprehensive medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
    • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (paid by your Travel Insurance Company).
    • Use of sleeping bag, down Jacket and Duffel bag.(if you don’t have your own, need to return after trip completed.
    • Eco Holidays Nepal T-shirt and cap.
    • Government taxes and official expenses.
    • Annapurna base camp trekking map.
    • Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily.(Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms.) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible for all levels of trekker.

    What's Excluded in Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek

    • Hotel in Pokhara.
    • Meals whilst you are in Pokhara (Lunch and Dinner).
    • Your Travel and Medical Insurance.
    • Your Personal Expenses.
    • Porter if needed($140)
    • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic cold and hot drinks on trek.
    • All desserts sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
    • Hot shower and battery charging on the tea houses.
    • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected)

    Departure Dates & Price

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