Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return

Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Helicopter return package is for those who have less time. This is also for those who want to enjoy the luxury of helicopter return. The height of Annapurna is 8091m and base camp is 4130m. This is one of the most popular trekking routes all around the world. This region is popular for trekking, hiking, expedition, and climbing. This region has an amazing blend of natural and cultural aspects. This majestic landscape provides you a wide range of landscapes, flora, fauna, ethnic Gurung villages and culture. There are countless reasons to go for this amazing trek.

The trail passes through villages, steep hills, rivers, and sanctuary. From Annapurna Base Camp you can see magnificent Hiunchuli, Fishtail, Annapurna south and many more. You will also see a few high cascading waterfalls on the way. There is a natural hot spring near Jhinu Danda, you can clean yourself there and be pure. About 55000 people trek here every year. No doubt, the Annapurna region offers you much more than scenic beauty.

Like any other Annapurna treks, you will start this trek from Pokhara too. Pokhara is the tourist capital of Nepal. Pokhara is a beautiful city residing in the shadow of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail). This lake city offers you every adventure, thrill, and relaxation that you need when you are on holiday. You can start this journey alone. It is moderate in nature. You can do this trek in any season. Yet, in Monsoon and Winter, you should be extra careful.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return offers you the best deal on this tour. This tour encompasses beautiful places like Pokhara, Nayapul, Ghandruk, Chhomrong, Sinuwa, Deurali, Machhapuchhre Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp.

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When to visit Annapurna Base Camp?

Nepal is rich in geography and offers you a wide range of climatic conditions. The best time depends on you. What you expect to view and how you wish to trek, is the basic question you should ask yourself.

Autumn (September-November)

This season is often regarded as the best for Annapurna Base Camp Trek with helicopter return. The clear sky and view from the helicopter always appeal to the trekkers to choose this package. This is the peak season. The climatic condition is favorable for this trek. The weather is pleasant and comfortable. It is the perfect season to view all the mountains seen from this journey. Everything is clear this season. Majestic view of Annapurna I, II, III, IV, and Dhaulagiri will attract you.

Winter (December-February)

As Annapurna Base Camp rises to 4130m and it is near to Tibetan Plateau, winter here is freezing cold. Heavy snowfall occurs at the peak of the Winter season. This season is not favorable for Annapurna Base Camp Trek with helicopter return. There is snow everywhere. The helicopter may not land or take off. The tea houses and lodges are also closed during this season. The mountains are full of snow. It is beautiful scenery. People living in high altitude migrates towards the lower altitude.

Spring (March-May)

This is the most delightful season for Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Helicopter return. This season has warmer and longer days. Rhododendron covers the forest area and hill area of this circuit. The panoramic view from Annapurna Sanctuary makes you feel nostalgic. Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges are closets from this region.

Summer/Monsoon (June-August)

We call it Monsoon here. The chances of rainfall are also low in the upper range. The lower range of Annapurna Base Camp is hot and sizzling. There is greenery everywhere. As you go up temperature decreases. Mudslides and leeches make your trek difficult in this season. This trail is less crowded in this season which may be the perfect season for some of you. The sun is bright but it may be difficult for photography. Bring sunglasses.

Permits and Regulation for this Trek.

You need two permits for this trek. First is the Annapurna Conservation Area Project. The second one is the Trekkers’ Information Management System. The cost for the Annapurna Conservation Area Project is as below.

For SAARC nationals, the cost is 1000 per person and for other nationals, the cost is 3000 per person.

The same goes for Trekkers’ Information Management System. For SAARC nationals, the cost is 1000 per person whereas the cost is 3000 per person for other nationals.

Food and accommodation.

Tea houses and lodges are available. This is the most popular trekking circuit so you don’t have to worry about food and accommodation. Lodges might cost you $2 to $3 per day.

There are fancy hotels too but that will increase your cost to this trek. They expect you to eat where you stay. The tea-houses offer you varieties in the food items. They offer you different varieties in the egg itself. You will find chapati, packet noodles, potatoes, momos, cereals, etc. on the menu. In addition to that, you will also get Pudding, Marconi, Dal Bhat Tarkari and many more.

Dal Bhat Tarkari is a most fulfilling and less expensive food item. You will have tea, coffee, and some hot drinks for drinks. They sell some alcohol as well.


  1. The thin oxygen level creates difficulty in breathing.
  2. Altitude sickness is not common but you should be careful.
  3. Lodging and fooding may not be as you expected.
  4. Be careful at steep trials.


  1. The most popular trekking route in the world.
  2. You will visit the popular Gurung village that is Ghandruk and Chhomrong.
  3. Majestic view of Mount Annapurna I, II, III, IV, and south.
  4. Reaching the highest point of this trek is Annapurna Base Camp 4130m.
  5. Bath at Jhinu, a natural hot spring.
  6. You can visit various temples and stupas during this trek.
  7. You will enjoy Annapurna Panoramic view from Annapurna Sanctuary.
  8. We will return from Annapurna Base Camp through Helicopter.

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Day 01: Pokhara-Nayapul-Ghandruk.

Your journey of Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Helicopter Return will start here from Pokhara. Pokhara is the tourist center of Nepal. If you are in Kathmandu, you can take a bus or flight to Pokhara.

Lake city Pokhara is famous for various reasons. You can enjoy the view of Machhapuchhre known as Fishtail. The nightlife of Pokhara is enjoyable. It is the gateway to Annapurna Circuit. From Pokhara, you will drive to Khimche. After reaching Khimche, you will trek too beautiful village Ghandruk 2020m.

Ghandruk is a small village in Kaski district. It is a Gurung Village. You can see Gurung culture and ethnicity here. They are generous people. You will only walk for 1 hour to reach Ghandruk from Khimche. This will be your first trek of this journey. You will stay here tonight. You will see beautiful Annapurna South, Fishtail and many more. There are good food and lodging facilities available here.

Day 02: Ghandruk-Chhomrong-Sinuwa.

After having your breakfast here, you will start your trek to Chhomrong. The trail from Ghandruk slowly goes up. You will reach Komrong Danda in a few hours. You will trek down from Komrong Danda to Komrong Khola.

During this trek, you will witness local culture and tradition. You will also see the panoramic view of different mountains. You will again trek up from Komrong Khola to Chhomrang. Chhomrang is another beautiful village of Gurung people. These people are loving and unforgettable. They will treat you like their own sons or daughters. Leaving this village behind, you will trek downwards to another river.

From this riverside, you will again climb to Sinuwa village 2340m. This is a small village. It has a few tea shops and lodges. You will have your tea here. You will also have rest and dinner here. The view of mountain vista will amaze you.

Day 03: Sinuwa-Bamboo-Dovan-Himalayan-Deurali.

The journey starts again after having light breakfast in Sinuwa. If the weather is nice, you will have the best views on this journey. With this view in your eyes, you will move forward to Deurali.

Your last destination for today will be Deurali 3200m. The journey from Sinuwa to Deurali encompasses various forests of Rhododendron. This will be an uphill journey. It takes you 6-7 hours. You will have a silent walk to the jungle, feeling your own heartbeat.

The landscape, cool breeze and scenery all around will attract you towards nature. Walking through this route you will realize the importance of struggle in life. The lifestyle of people living here will inspire you to improve your lifestyle.

Day 04: Deurali-MBC-Annapurna Base Camp.

Today is the day that you are waiting for this whole journey. You will be at Annapurna Base Camp 4130m.

From Deurali, you will start today’s journey. It will take you a 5-6 hours walk. The trails continue to go up. As you come closer the trails become higher. There are signs saying, avalanche area. You will not stay here long because it is not safe. Danger can occur at any minute.

The mountains are clear and close. Before reaching Annapurna Base Camp, you will reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp(MBC). The view from there is unexplainable. Once you reach MBC, you will have a view of Ganga Purna, Glacier Dom, Himchuli, Gandharva Chuli, Annapurna South and many more.

You will continue from there. You will have a pleasant walk from MBC. The air becomes thinner and thinner. You may experience some altitude-related symptoms. From Annapurna Base Camp, you can see huge Annapurna I 8091m, Annapurna South 7219m, Machhapuchhre 6997m and many more.

Day 05: Annapurna Base Camp-Pokhara by Helicopter.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Helicopter return comes to an end. You will enjoy every bit and byte of Annapurna Base Camp, and it’s time to return to Pokhara.

This may be your first helicopter ride. If this is not your first helicopter then it may be your first ride from this altitude of 4130m. The helicopter will land you in Pokhara. It will take you 20-25 minutes ride from Annapurna Base Camp to Pokhara. This may be in your books of adventure. Helicopter ride from the world’s tenth highest mountain.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where to stay during Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

There are tea houses and lodges available according to your route and budget. This is the most popular trek in the world so you should worry about food and accommodation.

Is there any trekking permit for Annapurna Base Camp?

Yes, you need to receive two permits for Annapurna Base Camp trek. They are Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and Trekkers’ Information Management System. You can receive these permits from Kathmandu or Pokhara itself from the Tourism Board Office.

Is there electricity and the internet in the mountains?

Yes, there are proper facilities for electricity and the internet till the Base Camp itself. There may be power cut some times due to extreme climatic conditions or some technical issues.

Is there a mobile network available?

There is a proper network facility until Bamboo. After Bamboo, the network starts to degrade.

What kinds of food are available there?

There are varieties of food available. There are well-managed hotels and restaurants there. Local Nepali food along with some Chinese and Indian food. The price may be a little more compared to Pokhara and Kathmandu due to its altitude.

What is the advantage of taking ‘Annapurna Base Camp Trek with helicopter’ return package?

Returning from Annapurna Base Camp is quite a difficult task. You should cover the same distance. Since there is a helicopter return facility you will save time. Those tired legs will get some rest. The view from the helicopter is unexplainable.

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