Moderate trekking involves 5 – 6 hours a day walking at a steady pace below 4000 meters for around 10 days trekking trip.
The Annapurna Heli Trek is a short trek meant for the people who like to keep it quick. The trek takes you through the major parts of The Annapurna region towards the famous Annapurna Base Camp. But unlike the regular ABC Trek, The Annapurna Heli Trek will give you a chopper ride back to Kathmandu. You will be enjoying the mountains on your way back. This is what we call non stop adventure.
Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel; here you will be formally introduced to your Guide and the activities to be enjoyed over the next few days. We will also ask for your passport photographs and any other details required for your trek permits, at this stage.
Morning flight to Pokhara then drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk. Our outward trekking trail will take us along the western side of the valley where we will ascend through beautiful Rhododendron forests and pass through many small and welcoming villages. Take your time and make time for a cup of tea and bite to eat as you go. Make sure you have your camera ready as you approach and walk over the amazing suspension bridge as you near Ghandruk. As you ascend the valley the views to spectacular Himalayan peaks just get better and better - your guide will no doubt point out Madi Himal (5,553m), the sacred Mount Machhapuchhre (6,997m) also known as Mount Fishtail and towering Annapurna III (7,555m). We finish today at Ghandruk with an opportunity to watch a fantastic sunset over the countless peaks of the Annapurna Massif.
Breakfast and trek uphill and downhill trek to Sinuwa passing small villages, river and jungles for 6/7 hours, frequently gazing the great view of Annapurna and Fishtail mountains.
Breakfast and trek for 6 hours mostly on the forest of bamboo, rhododendron and oak forest with the pleasant view of waterfall, temple and cave.
Above Deurali the valley widens and becomes less steep. After walking some stone staircase we reach at the place where some people were killed by avalanche a decade ago. We should not stop in this possible dangerous place for long time. This place is warned of avalanche so continue trek ahead with aware until you get to safe place. As you walk further, more beautiful White Mountains are seen and close. The trail turns to the left in the valley after Machhapuchhre Base Camp and it is pleasant walk up ABC though the air is thinner now. You may feel at the high altitude now. It is recommended not rush and walk gently. Now you can see the one of best 360˙degree Mountain View in world from Base Camp. There are tremendous views of giant Annapurna I 8091m, Annapurna South 7219m, Machhapuchhre (Mt. Fishtail) 6997m and several other wonderful peaks.
You will be departing from Annapurna BAse Camp to kathmandu by helicopter . Once again enjoying the bird’s eye view of the region and capturing it into your heart.
The Good Bye! We will collect you from your hotel lobby in plenty of time to take you to the airport to check-in for your flight. We wish you well for your journey home and hope you will return to Nepal soon to explore another region of our amazing little country.
Recommended equipment list: Trekkers need to provide their own personal clothing and equipment. Some items of equipment are available for hire from us as like Down Jacket
Footwear : Well broken-in walking shoes - these must be suitable for snow, thick socks, light socks, camp shoes.
Clothing : Down or fiber filled waterproof jacket and trousers, sweater or fleece jacket, underwear, warm and cotton trousers or jeans, shirts and T-shirts, shorts, long underwear, wool hat, sun hat, gloves, bathing suit, track suit.
Other equipment: Sleeping bag (5 seasons), lock, day pack, water bottle, sun cream, sunglasses, flashlight with spare batteries, lip salve, gaiters.
Other items: Insect repellent, toilet articles, diary, toilet roll, laundry soap, wet ones, pocket knife, towel, sewing kit, plasters, binoculars, camera, memory cards, charger and personal medical kit.