Short trek to Annapurna Base camp.

Short Annapurna Base camp trek with helicopter flight back

The itinerary for Short ABC trek with helicopter flight back starts with a 4WD drive deeper into the valley and then follows the classic trail. The trail passes through the typical Nepalese villages, terraced farms and lush Rhododendron forests in the foreground of majestic peaks of Annapurna massif. Enjoy the awe-inspiring 360-degree view of the snow peaks and fly back to Pokhara by helicopter. Annapurna base camp trek with helicopter flight back takes 4 nights and 5 days from Pokhara. Helicopter flight back escapes the tedious downhill and ride on dirt road.
A drive closer to Annapurna Sanctury make the trek short.
The extension of dirt roads deeper into the valley have made it possible to shorten the Annapurna base camp trek itinerary to as less as 5 or 6 days from Pokhara and back. Short ABC trek itinerary follows the dirt road along the Modi River valley to Jhinu danda and then joins the classic trekking trail to the base camp. The trek ends at the same point from where you will drive back to Pokhara.
Safe from altitude sickness
The trek is safe against altitude sickness as it just escapes the foothills and follows the standard itinerary at the higher elevation. The itinerary also provides flexibility of staying in Machhapuchhre base camp and visiting ABC as a detour from there in case someone develops altitude sickness. ABC trek in general is for fit trekkers with previous experiences.

Short ABC Trek Review

I went for a week-long trek on the Annapurna Conservation area with iTourNepal. Great experience, somptuous landscapes. I am very satisfied with iTourNepal. Ravi was great at the early stages, including his advices to prepare the bag. They turned out very useful and accurate. And my guide, Dil, was outstanding, strong, reliable and attentive. Special thanks for helping me with my daily courses of Nepali language. I definitely recommend this trip to whoever has a week and two good legs! - Benjamin Roby - Taiwan

5 / 5 - 8 Reviews >

: Trekking
: 5 - 6 days
: Moderate - difficult
: September - December | February - May
: teahouse
: Private car | Helicopter

Annapurna base camp trek with Helicopter flight back

ABC trek with helicopter back to Pokhara

US 1050 / person includes :

  • Necessary trekking permits
  • Private Suv / 4WD from Pokhara to trail head and back
  • Trekking with a licensed and experienced guide and a porter.
  • Tehouse accommodation with three meals a day
  • Helicopter flight back to Pokhara.
  • Staff insurances.
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag, crampons and duffle bag if needed.
Day 1 : Drive and trek to Chhomrong
Drive with your guide and porter from Pokhara to Nayapul and further to the Jhinu danda suspension bridge. The trail then climbs steeply to Chhomrong in three hours.
Day 2 : Trek to Dovan
The path leading from Chhomrong descends via stone steps to Chhomrong River, then ascends to Sinuwa village at 2,400 m. It then meanders along the mountainside through a Rhododendron forest before descending to Bamboo village in approximately 5 hours. Subsequently, the trail gradually ascends for an additional hour to Dovan village at 2,500 m.
Day 3 : Trek to Deurali
From Dovan, the trail continues to ascend gradually, winding along the Modi River valley to the small lodge settlement, Himalaya, situated at 2,900 m. Moving forward from Himalaya, the trail ascends more steeply on stone steps and crosses a wide rocky area formed by an avalanche. Deurali is approximately 5 hours away from Dovan.
Day 4 : Trek to ABC
Following the upstream Modi River, the trail traverses a picturesque valley with views of Annapurna III and Mt. Fishtail. At the end of the valley, it ascends to Machhapuchhre base camp located high up on the glacial moraine at the junction of two valleys. After a light lunch, continue ascending gradually along the glacial moraine to a pasture with a few lodges, which serves as the southern base camp of Annapurna.
Day 5 : Fly back to Pokhara by Helicopter
Witness the sunrise over the snow-capped peaks encircling the base camp. Enjoy breakfast at the most scenic place in the world while waiting for a helicopter to come to pick you up. Admire the aerial view of the Annapurna massif and watch down the deep valley you trekked through.

Annapurna Heli Trek

Short ABC Trek Itinerary

While helicopter flight offers aerial views of the Himalayas and escapes the tedious downhill and off road drive back to Pokhara, some trekkers prefer to walk and drive back. This is also an option in case the weather turns bad for the helicopter to land.
It just takes 1 night and 2 days to get back to Pokhara in case the weather turns bad or you prefer to walk down and drive back. The short Annapurna base camp could be organized within 5 nights and 6 days in case someone wants to walk back.

US 580 / person Includes

  • Necessary trekking permits
  • Private Suv / 4WD from Pokhara to trail head and back
  • Trekking with a licensed and experienced guide and a porter.
  • Tehouse accommodation with three meals a day
  • Staff insurances.
  • Sleeping bag, crampons and duffle bag if needed.
Day 5 : Trek back to Sinuwa
Enjoy the sunrise over the snow peaks arranged in 360-degree around base camp. After breakfast, head down the valley to the Sinuwa village or to Chhomrong. The walk is about 8 - 9 hours.
Day 6 : Trek to Jhinu and drive back to Pokhara
Cover the rest of the journey to our pick up point at Jhinu danda suspension bridge. The walking of about 2 - 5 hours depending upon where you arrive a day earlier. Drive back to Nayapul and further to Pokhara.

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