Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Returns Helicopter takes you to Annapurna Sanctuary and Annapurna Base Camp which regarded as one of the best trekking destinations in the world. The Annapurna Helicopter Trek combines Himalayan trekking and aerial adventure with a cultural experience that is a classic example of life in the Nepalese mountains.
Starting from the lowlands of Pokhara valley you make your way through green hills dotted with terraced fields, Gurung and Magar villages and rhododendron forests.
At every step and turn you will be presented with views that will leave you awestruck and breathless during your Annapurna Sanctuary Helicopter Trek from Kathmandu.
Within 10 days you get to stand beneath the tenth highest peak in the world, Annapurna I. The highlight of your trek is your visit to Annapurna Sanctuary, known locally as the ‘abode of the gods,’ and Poon Hill, the most popular viewpoint in the Annapurna Region.
The return journey by helicopter from Annapurna Base Camp to Pokhara not only saves you time and energy, but offers you a bird’s-eye view of the magnificent Annapurna Range.
Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Returns Helicopter Route
Your Annapurna adventure begins with a drive from the capital Kathmandu to Pokhara, one of the most beautiful cities in South Asia. A short drive from Pokhara brings you to Hile, the trailhead of your heli trek to Annapurna Base Camp.
Hike past Magar and Gurung villages of Ulleri, Ghorepani, Tadapani and Chhomrong. These villages are home to the brave Gurkha soldiers serving in the British and Indian army.
From Ghorepani, you take a short hike to Poon Hill to enjoy a Himalayan sunrise and a 360-degree view of Annapurna mountains. Walk past the Machhapuchhre Base Camp before arriving at Annapurna Base Camp.
You enter the Annapurna Sanctuary which is a glacial basin surrounded by the towering peaks of the Annapurna Massif, including the tenth highest peak in the world. Soak in the grand views before boarding a helicopter and flying back to Pokhara.
Spend a day in Pokhara sampling the lakeside city’s natural delights before finally heading back to Kathmandu.
Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Returns Helicopter Difficulty
Annapurna Sanctuary Trek with helicopter is graded moderate to easy. If you are physically fit and healthy, you can do this trek.
Experienced as well as novice trekkers can do it. Novice trekkers with hiking and hill-walking experience can easily complete this trek.
The return flight by helicopter makes the trip less tiresome and saves your time. The highest elevation reached is 4,130m at Annapurna Base Camp.
Maximum you will be spending 6 hours walking on the trail and minimum 3 hours. On average you will be spending about 5 hours each day on the trail.
Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Returns Helicopter Itinerary
Drive from Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft) to Pokhara (800m/2,625ft)
Duration: 6-7 Hours (200 km) Drive
Drive to Hile (1,480m/4,855ft) – Trek to Ulleri (1,970m/6,463ft)
Duration: 2:30 hours (52 km) drive, 3-4 hours (4 km) trek
Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,874m/9,429ft)
Walking Distance: 4-5 hours (9 km) trek
Trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,600m/8,530ft), visit Poon Hill (3,210m/10,529ft)
Walking distance: 5-6 hours (9.5 km) trek
Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong (2,170m/7,119ft)
Walking Distance: 5-6 hours (10 km) trek
Trek from Chhomrong to Bamboo (2,310m/7,579ft)
Walking Distance: 5-6 hours (7 km) trek
Trek from Bamboo to Deurali (3,230m/10,597ft)
Walking Distance: 4-5 hours (8.5 km) trek
Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,550ft) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3,700m/12,139ft)
Walking Distance: 4-5 hours (8 km) trek
Fly Back by Helicopter to Pokhara (800m/2,625ft)
Duration: 15 Minutes
Drive from Pokhara (800m/2,625ft) to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft)
Duration: 6-7 Hours (200 km) Drive