Annapurna Base Camp Trek Heli Fly Out

Nepal Pyramids Trekking & Climbing
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Heli Fly Out
At a Glance
  • Duration10 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Places to Visit Annapurna Region
  • Max Altitude 4,130m/13,459ft.
  • Group Size 2-15
  • Starts Kathmandu
  • Ends Kathmandu
  • Activity Trekking/Helicopter Fly Out
  • Best Season Spring/Autumn

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek Heli Fly Out Trip Highlights

  • breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, including Machapuchare (Fishtail), Annapurna I, and Hiunchuli, among others. These panoramic vistas are awe-inspiring and make the trek memorable.
  • An opportunity to interact with local communities and experience the culture of the GURUNG and MAGAR people. You can visit traditional villages and learn about their way of life.
  • Enjoy the diverse range of landscapes, from lush rhododendron forests to terraced fields, and eventually to the rugged terrain of the base camp. Each day brings a new and exciting landscape.
  • Walk to Ghorepani, the world's largest Rhododendron growing forest area, and a morning excursion to Poonhill for an exceptional sunrise view.
  • View of Kali Gandaki Gorge, the Deepest Gorge in the World.
  • The Annapurna Base Camp is like a hidden jewel in the heart of the mountains. It's a high-altitude, amphitheater-like plateau surrounded by towering peaks, creating a serene and almost spiritual atmosphere.
  • Helicopter Fly-Out: The helicopter ride at the end of the trek is a luxurious and thrilling experience. It not only saves you time but also provides a bird's-eye view of the stunning landscapes you've trekked through. It's an excellent way to conclude your adventure.
  • BEING AT POKHARA: Pokhara's beauty lies in its stunning lakes, surrounded by the towering Annapurna and Machapuchare mountains, making it a true Himalayan paradise.

Overall, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek with a helicopter fly-out is an incredible journey that offers the best of both worlds: the joy of trekking in the Himalayas and the luxury of a helicopter ride to return, ensuring a memorable and convenient adventure.

This 10-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek Heli Fly Out is the best alternative way to explore the surroundings of Annapurna. It is indeed one of the most beautiful experiences that takes you into the lush woodland valleys of Annapurna. This trip delivers you the best of Annapurna which cruises through the historic Nepal-Tibet Salt Trade Route.

Annapurna base camp is by far the most sanctified place for its native inhabitants. They have various legendaries and superstitious belief which still survives in the midst of all modernization. Furthermore, it gives you ample opportunity to explore the very cultured villages of the GURUNGS. The Gurungs are very well known for their bravery in the History of British Gorkhas.

Among all the Annapurna trekking packages this trip comes as very exceptional due to its accessibility and all the thrills involved. Furthermore, the cost of such a luxury quest is very reasonable. Annapurna I (8091 m), is the 10th highest mountain in the world, and the expedition to its base is a delightful trip that is extremely stunning. This epic trip to Annapurna sanctuary or base camp is another rewarding trek that delivers magical woodland trails through the lush forest, panoramic mountain views, and unique culture.

Annapurna Base Camp is at a height of approximately 4130 m /13,459 feet. ABC is certainly a magical place surrounded by the grand Annapurna range and the towering holy mountain Machchapuchare – Also Known As Fishtail Mountain.

Fascinating Annapurna Base Camp Trek Heli Fly Out:

This 10-Day Annapurna Base Camp Trek Heli Fly Out basically designed for those with an inadequate time frame to achieve the entire trek schedule. It’s also intended for people who fancy executing their adventure with a different approach.

With this charming trip, you have the opportunity to experience all the excitement of trekking and flying in a Helicopter. It is certainly an extraordinary experience. From the very first day, we walk the most enchanting trail through very lively local settlements and farming terraces. The steep climb to Ulleri is challenging but very rewarding. Getting to Ghorepani, the center of the salt trade during the ancient years is very interesting. Walk to Poon Hill with the most stunning sunrise view peeking out of the high Himalayas is remarkable. The sight of Kali Gandaki, the world’s deepest gorge is heavenly.

Very gradually we enter into the Annapurna Sanctuary area into the lush woodlands where the spirits dwell. It is SANCTITY where taking live meat or slaughtering any live animals is utterly forbidden. Eventually walking through the very deep valleys with ample waterfall views we get to Machchapuchare base camp (MBC). MBC (Fishtail Base Camp) is placed in a very dramatic setting of mountains and unique landscapes. The feeling of contentment develops with its serene ambiance. We walk to Annapurna Base Camp situated on the lap of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli Mountain. The technical Annapurna I stands resilient to the North where the twilight runs to its walls giving you genuine peace and happiness.

Chartered Helicopter from ABC to Pokhara:

We wake up the next morning for the most spectacular sunrise view. After breakfast, we bid adieu to Annapurna Base camp and all the majestic mountains and will take a Chartered Helicopter to Pokhara.

As we fly the experience is seriously breathtaking. Flying in a helicopter offers a unique perspective of the majestic Himalayan mountains. The flight provides stunning aerial views of the Annapurna range, including iconic peaks like Machapuchare (Fishtail), Hiunchuli, and Annapurna I.

You would have the opportunity to witness the dramatic landscapes, deep valleys, lush forests, and snow-covered peaks from a bird's-eye view. The helicopter flight also allows you to avoid the physically demanding trekking descent from ABC to a lower elevation.

Keep in mind that weather conditions and other factors may impact the feasibility and availability of helicopter flights in the region. 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrive to Kathmandu (1400 m/4,593 feet) Trip Preparation and Welcome Dinner
  • Day 02:Fly to Pokhara (820 m/2690 feet) – Drive to Hille 2 ½ hours and trek to Ulleri (1960 m/6430 feet)
  • Day 03:Trek to Ghorepani (Ghode Pani) (2860 m/9,383 feet) 4 Hours
  • Day 04:Morning excursion to Poonhill (3200 m/10.498 feet) and Trek to Tadapani (2630 m/8,628 feet)
  • Day 05:Trek to Chhomrong (2170 m/7119 feet) 5 - 6 Hours
  • Day 06:Trek to Doban (2,540 m/8,333 feet) 5 Hours
  • Day 07:Trek to Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3700 m / 12,139 feet)
  • Day 08:Trek to Annapurna base camp (4130 m /13,459 feet)
  • Day 09:Sunrise View - Breakfast - Chartered Helicopter to Pokhara / Take regular flight to Kathmandu.
  • Day 10:Departure Day / Transfer to the international airport

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Heli Fly Out Detailed Itinerary

Once you arrive at the Kathmandu airport your group leader will transfer you to the hotel. Your leader will set up the next meet-up time for the Trek Briefing and distribution of the trekking equipment. Soon you are done with the briefing you will be guided to the most authentic Nepali restaurant for Welcome Dinner.


  • Pick up from the international airport.
  • Transfer to the hotel by your Group Leader.
  • Arriving early gives you an opportunity to explore Kathmandu.
  • Getting together for trek briefing as per the time given by your leader.
  • Distribution of company’s trek equipment.
  • Welcome dinner and getting to know each other.

    We will fly to the second biggest and the most beautiful Lake City of Pokhara. Soon leaving Pokhara we will drive the winding roadway to Nayapul, the starting point of our wonderful Trekking. Finally trekking through the most fascinating trail we get to our destination, Ulleri. Ulleri is the exquisite stone-built rural community in the region situated high up on the mountain ridge. Though challenging but it's very worthwhile to walk the vertical trail to Ulleri.


    • 25-minute stunning flight to Pokhara.
    • Fabulous scenery as you fly to the Lake City.
    • 2 and 1/2 hours gentle walk to the beautiful settlement of Hille for lunch.
    • The scenic beauty, deep gorge, and stretches of ancient farming terraces at the backdrop is phenomenal.
    • 3 hours of vertical ascend with consistent stone steps through the series of villages to Ulleri is adventurous.
    • Overnight stay in the local Tea house.
    • Altitude: 1960 m/6430 feet
    • Accommodation: Local Tea House
    • Walking Hour: 3 Hours
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Distance: 4.4km

    After walking for 4 hours through the beautiful woodland trail of rhododendron, maple, and oak we get to Ghorepani, the most magical local settlement. Ghorepani is the leading protected area in Nepal with the world's largest Rhododendron forest is amazing. This tiny village has served as a crucial place for the meet-up of traders during the salt trade era between Nepal and Tibet.


    • Unbelievable hike through the dramatic forest setup.
    • Abundant Rhododendron with varied colors if you are trekking in spring.
    • Getting to Ghorepani, the blue roof settlement is electrifying.
    • Listen to the legend of Ghorepani from your Group leader.
    • Free afternoon – don’t miss to explore this tiny village.
    • Overnight stay, marvelous dinner, and chill out.
    • Altitude: 2860 m/9,383 feet
    • Accommodation: Local Tea House
    • Walking Hour: 4 Hours
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Distance: 4.5km

    Morning sunrise view from Poon-Hill is one cherishing moment with a panoramic view of mountains like Annapurna, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Dhampus Peak, Fishtail, etc. After breakfast, we leave Gorepani and steeply ascend through the world’s largest rhododendron to the ridge with a stunning view of mountains and the deepest gorge in the world. We further walk an undulating trail also known as ‘Lord of the Rings trail’ into the dense forest of pine, maple rhododendron, and oak to Tadapani.


    • An early wake-up call for the dazzling sunrise view with ample snow-capped mountains that would move many emotionally.
    • A fabulous walk through woodland is peaceful.
    • Most of the time you are in the shade keeping you away from the harsh day sun.
    • Overnight stay in this small settlement of Tadapani is quite an experience.
    • The landscape and mountain views are stunning.
    • Stunning sunrise view from the tea house veranda itself.
    • Altitude: 2630 m/8,628 feet
    • Accommodation: Local Tea House
    • Walking Hour: 5/6 hours
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Distance: 7km

    From Tadapani we start off with an extensive descent through the lush woodland to the beautiful settlement of Chuile at 2309 m. We still head steeply down to the river crossing the suspension bridge. Next effortless walk takes us to the village of Gorjung where we will have lunch. From Gorjung we take a 45-minute steep trail to Durpin Danda and the next 1 and half hours of gentle trail ultimately takes us to the agricultural village of Chhomrong with the grand view of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli.


    • Delightful walk into the woodland.
    • Skipping the harsh day sun and being in the soothing forest shades is comforting.
    • Getting to Chhomrong and the view of Annapurna is unbelievable.
    • Altitude: 2170 m/7119 feet
    • Accommodation: Local Tea House
    • Walking Hour: 5/6 hours
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Distance: 6.5km

    Leaving Chhomrong we climb down the regular set of steps to Chhomrong Khola (river) and after crossing a small footbridge we steeply ascend to lower Sinuwa. We continue with our ascent to real Sinuwa, a settlement high up on the mountain edge. From Sinuwa we further remain in the lush forested undulating trail and finally descend down the narrow hill-cut path to the village of Bamboo, a settlement with very limited tea-houses. Soon we leave Bamboo and set off into the forested trial with occasional steep climbs in between. We walk a dense forest trail of bamboo, rhododendron, and maple to Dovan with the gorgeous view of a series of waterfalls.


    • A most enchanting walk through the sanctified forest.
    • Arriving at Bamboo, a settlement surrounded by lush forest is soothing.
    • We further walk into the lush forested trail towards Doban.
    • Enjoy the most Dramatic Setting Forested Trail which is very enchanting.
    • Due to very limited lodge single supplement is absolutely impossible.
    • Relax and enjoy the afternoon tea with biscuits.


    • Altitude: 2,540 m/8,333 feet
    • Accommodation: Local Tea House
    • Walking Hour: 6 Hours
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Distance: 7.5km

    From Dovan we start with a gradual trail and soon climb a steep trail to Hinku cave (a small shelter for porters during rain or storm). Following Modi Khola, we descend down to Machhapuchhre stream and climb to Deurali. Now we enter into the alpine zone away from the tree line. Continuing with the initial gradual trail we cross the avalanche trail that will close down during winter and an alternative trail is opened for safety concerns to Machhapuchhare Base camp.


    • Walking into woodland following the Modi Khola gorge is eccentric.
    • View of Hiunchuli and the holy Fishtail.
    • Fun being at Hinku Cave, the overhanging rock that provides protection against rain and avalanches from Hiunchuli and Annapurna South.
    • The valley widens and you can see the doorway to Annapurna Sanctuary right before you.
    • Walk to Machhapuchhare base camp situated at the base of soaring holy fishtail is enchanting.
    • Be cautious while walking on avalanche trails if you are trekking in winter.
    • Get ready to embrace the feeling of bliss as you are literally surrounded by majestic peaks in 360.
    • Altitude: 3480 m / 11,417 feet
    • Accommodation: Local Tea House
    • Walking Hour: 6 Hours
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Distance: 9km

    Today we will have a relaxed day since it's just a short walk to ABC from MBC. From MBC we walk the most beautiful Himalayan Meadow Trail for the next 2 hours to Annapurna Base Camp. Here you are literally surrounded by the tremendous 360-degree mountain view which is unique.


    • Being in the alpine with a dramatic landscape setting is astonishing
    • Walk in the pleasant Himalayan meadow with the View of majestic Annapurna I and its neighboring mountains.
    • Explore Annapurna Base Camp for the grandiose view of mountains, glaciers, and glacial lakes.
    • Free Afternoon
    • Being it a last night we say goodbye to our trekking crew.
    • Altitude: 4130 m /13,459 feet
    • Accommodation: Local Tea House
    • Walking Hour: 2 Hours
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Distance: 4km

    Today we will wake up for the sunrise view. The remarkable sunrise view is second to none in terms of its beauty and magnificence. After we are done with our morning breakfast we will take the sensational Helicopter tour to Pokhara. This tour is exceptionally pleasing with its aerial view and the close view of the mountains. Once we land in Pokhara we take the regular flight back to capital city of Kathmandu with an outstanding panoramic view.


    • Stunning Sunrise view and morning exploration of ABC
    • One of the exquisite experiences of flying out of Annapurna base camp in a Chartered Helicopter.
    • Sensational flight to Kathmandu
    • The grandiose view of mountains and magical terrains as you fly back to Kathmandu.
    • Explore the Capital City of Kathmandu as per your requirements.


    • Accommodation: 3 Star Hote
    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Transport: Helicopter/Flight
    • It's time to say farewell to the Himalayas and transfer to the international airport for your departure.

    This itinerary combines the beauty of the Annapurna region with the convenience of a helicopter fly-out, offering a well-rounded trekking experience in the heart of the Himalayas.

    • Accommodation: Fly Back Home

    Annapurna Base Camp Trek Heli Fly Out Detail Itinerary

    Please keep in mind that the provided Annapurna Base Camp Trek Heli Fly Out Detail Itinerary serves as a general guideline only. While we make every effort to follow this plan, trekking in the Himalayas can be influenced by varied factors like weather, trail conditions, and the health and acclimatization of the group. Our experienced guides prioritize your safety and will make necessary adjustments as needed. This might involve changes in the daily schedule or rest days for better acclimatization. Your trekking experience is our top priority, and we're committed to providing you with the best adventure while ensuring your well-being. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility.

    The above itinerary is simply a guideline and is subject to alteration as per the circumstances. Your group leader is solely liable to bring about changes in the best interest of the group.


    Diverse factors lead to the situation of cancellation including the weather, technical issues, poor visibility, etc. 

    However, it is always very wise to have an extra day in your hand in case of bad weather, delays, or flight cancellations. Though in such cases, we always come up with a possible alternative depending on the situation, however, an extra day always cushions for any such uncertainty that truly redeems you from all the international flight hassles.

    What's Included
    • PERMITS: All Essential permits are required to trek in the region.
    • HELICOPTER:Charter Helicopter from ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP to POKHARA.
    • PICKUP AND DROPS: Airport pickup and drop facilities on both Domestic and International flights are included.
    • ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU & POKHARA: Twin Sharing - 3-Star Hotel Accommodation in Both Cities on a Bed / Breakfast basis.
    • WELCOME DINNER: Welcome dinner in a typical traditional Nepali restaurant.
    • SIGHTSEEING: Half-day guided city sightseeing to two most sacred World Heritage Sites with a paid entrance fee.
    • TAXES: All Government and Local tax.
    • DOMESTIC FLIGHTS: Domestic flights from Kathmandu / Pokhara and Pokhara / Kathmandu.
    • EQUIPMENT: Fundamental trekking gear like a sleeping bag with fleece liners, Primaloft jacket, Rain Poncho, Yak-Track, Trekking Poles, etc.
    • LODGING: Local Tea-house accommodation on a twin-sharing while trekking – A single supplement is provided on request OVER MINIMAL COST, however, depends solely on the availability.
    • DRINKING WATER: Properly boiled hot water for drinking is provided every evening and morning – so it’s wise to have bottles equivalent to 3 liters or bottles along with a Rehydration Bag (camel bag).
    • GLORIOUS FOOD: All Meals (Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast with hot beverages) during the trek.
    • TREK LEADER: An accomplished Trekking Group Leader (Legitimate Guiding License Holder) and assistant guide.
    • STAFF INSURANCE & ALLOWANCES: All Ground Staff and their Allowances + their insurance.
    • SAFETY CONCERNS: Oxygen cylinders and an all-inclusive comprehensive medical kit on all trips.
    • COMPLIMENTARY TAKE AWAY: Take away the Nepal Pyramids duffel bag, T-shirt, Buff (multi-functional head-wear), and trekking Map.
    What's Excluded
    • NEPAL VISA: A fee of $50 that is levied on a 30-day Nepali visa.
    • INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE: The cost of all international flights.
    • PERSONAL EXPENSES: All personal expenses that may include Nepalese SIM card, internet, battery charging, hot shower, laundry, fizzy drinks, Alcohol, etc.
    • EMERGENCY: A medical examination of any kind, High Altitude Evacuation over any circumstances, Air Evacuation and Rescues.
    • DONATIONS: Donations of any kind.
    • STAFF TIPPING: Tipping is entirely a personal matter, however, it’s a trekking culture.
    • EXTRA NIGHTS: Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu on early arrival or Late departure.
    • SANCTIONS: Permits or the letter of Authorization that is required for special Filming, big Drones, and Filming Cameras.
    • INSURANCE: All-inclusive Travel or medical insurance is a must.
    • EXTRA PORTER: Over request Extra Porter or Assistant is provided that may include the cost of $25 per day.
    • OPTIONAL TOURS: Optional tours and sightseeing or any activities during free time.
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