Annapurna Sanctuary Trek with Helicopter Return


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Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking with Helicopter return

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek with a Helicopter return Summary

    1. Hike to Annapurna Sanctuary Duration: 6 Nights 7 Days
    2. Trip Mode: Guest House Basis
    3. Annapurna Sanctuary Trek with Helicopter return Difficulty: Easy to moderate
    4. Highest Altitude: 4,130 meters
    5. Trek Hour: 6 Hours daily
    6. Hiking Group-Size: 1 – 12 People
    7. Best Time: All months (condition for a good weather)
    8. Meals on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner everyday
    9. Transportation: Car/Plane/Helicopter


The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek with Helicopter return is a remarkable journey in the heart of the Annapurna range in Nepal. Traveler experiences its breathtaking mountain vistas, vibrant culture, and diverse landscapes. Our Journey to base camp leads you with some of the planet’s loftiest peaks, such as Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna. Likewise, the iconic Machhapuchhre, often referred to as the Fishtail mountain.

Hike to Annapurna Sanctuary popular for its stunning landscapes, diverse terrain, and cultural experiences and have a chance to immerse yourself in the local culture. However, this Helicopter Return package is a fantastic way to combine the thrill of trekking with the convenience of a helicopter ride back to Pokhara.

Typically, trekkers complete the trek into the sanctuary, reveling in the scenic beauty and exploring the region, and then opt for a helicopter ride for the return journey. This provides an aerial view of the landscapes, allowing you to appreciate the vastness and beauty of the Annapurna range from a different angle while significantly reducing the return trekking time.

Trek itself usually takes around 7 to 10 days, depending on the route and pace. Furthermore, the Helicopter Return package is convenient for those who may have time constraints or prefer not to trek the same route back. It also adds an exciting aerial dimension to the overall trekking experience.

Although it presents a moderate to challenging level of difficulty, it remains attainable for tourist possessing good physical fitness and a spirit of adventure. Despite that, an ideal seasons to embark on this journey are between September and November or from March to May when the weather remains clear and stable.

For those yearning for an unforgettable adventure amidst the majestic Himalayas, the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek with Helicopter return undoubtedly ranks among the most captivating options to consider.

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek with Helicopter back package

How much is for Annapurna Sanctuary Trek with a Helicopter return Package Cost?

The cost of the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek with a Helicopter return package with a Gokyo Treks local agency ranges between US$ 1398 to US$ 2795. Trip cost will vary as per the group size you are traveling to and the mode of transportation service you choose. However, this figure price includes transportation, a guide/porters, hotels, food and accommodation, trek permits and a helicopter return facilities.

We have also a discount deal for international group leaders for a hike in Annapurna. For example, if you could bring 10+ travelers (except you) on your trip, you are treated as a group leader. So you can hike to Annapurna Sanctuary for 50% discounts.

Be that as it may, we basically arrange private trips in order to avoid group tours with strangers. Hiking privately gives you a better feel for your hikes. If you value personalization, flexibility, and in-depth experiences, a private trip customized to your personal needs is the best option.

It’s a comfortable and luxury trip package price for 7 days trek to Annapurna base camp in Nepal. If you are 2 people for Annapurna Sanctuary Trek with a Helicopter return cost US$ 1750 for 7 days trek as per the given itinerary. We can modify route and the price as per your demand. Here is the price list for the Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking with a Helicopter return.

Price Per Person for 7 days Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Number of TouristPrice Per Person
1 PersonUS$ 2795
2 PersonUS$ 1750
3 PersonUS$ 1725
4 to 6 personUS$ 1650
7 to 9 PersonUS$ 1499
10 and more than 10 PersonUS$ 1398

If you’re wondering to know about what is included and what is excluded from this trip price, kindly check on the cost given on a tab button.


Annapurna Sanctuary Trek with Helicopter return itinerary details

Our comfort Annapurna Sanctuary trekking is a classic 7-day journey, offering a more leisurely hike compared to routes leading to the base camp upper viewpoint. For a relaxed itinerary, consider the 9 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek. If time is limited but you want to reach the Annapurna foothills swiftly, explore the special itinerary available.

01 DayArrival in Kathmandu city. Seeing the UNESCO heritage sites of Kathmandu, 5 hours.

Once you touch down at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport, we welcome you, along with exclusive transportation to your hotel. After a lunch, delve into a cultural odyssey across Kathmandu Valley’s UNESCO World Heritage sites guided by our seasoned sightseeing expert.

Today’s itinerary promises a captivating exploration of renowned landmarks including the revered Pashupatinath Hindu temple, the majestic Boudhanath Stupa, and the historically rich Kathmandu Durbar Square. As dusk settles, we’ll convene for a pre-trip briefing, acquainting you with our proficient team in readiness for your coming Sanctuary trekking with heli back to Pokhara.

02 Day Morning fly to Pokhara city. Jeep drive to Samrung & Trek to Jhinu Hot Spring (1,564m/5,131 feet), 5 hours

We’ll pick you up from your hotel to the Kathmandu domestic airport terminal. Our expert leader specialize in managing a swift flight to Pokhara, a mesmerizing 25-minute journey offering breathtaking vistas of landscapes and mountain ranges.

Pokhara boasts unparalleled views of the Himalayas, including Annapurna, Fish Tail, Dhaulagiri Peak, Lamjung Himal, and Manaslu, visible in the north, west, and east. Upon reaching Pokhara, you’ll meet the entire team before embarking on a direct 3-hour drive to Samrung, passing through Nayapool and Birethanti bazaar.

From Samrung, an hour-long hike leads us to the Jhinu Hot Spring lodges, nestled along the banks of the Modi river. Refresh with a dip in the natural hot spring pools—a serene experience amidst nature’s embrace.

03 DayTrek to Bamboo Lodges (2,170m/7,120 feet), 7 hours

Our initial segment of the trail ascends steadily along the flank of Chomrong. However this journey offers a splendid vantage point to behold the majestic Himalayan panorama featuring Mount Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and the revered Fishtail peak.

Chomrong stands as the largest Gurung settlement, showcasing their captivating culture and time-honored traditions—a captivating attraction in itself. It’s also a gateway exploring Ghorepani and poon hill hikes. Continue to descend via stone stairs towards the Chomrong river, where we cross and proceed to the Sinuwa lodges for a brief halt and lunch.

Alike, this hikes unfolds amidst dense forests, leading us to bamboo lodges or guesthouses where we’ll spend the night. Keep an eye out for wildlife sightings; encounters with creatures such as wild boars, monkeys, rhesus macaques, and various avian species like the vibrant Danphe pheasant are quite common along this stretch.

04 DayDeurali Guest houses Trekking (3,230m/10,598 feet), 6 hours

Follow the varies in terrain and conditions, we continue through forests, at times offering a gentle incline or level ground. After passing Dovan and a Himalaya hotel lodge, it gradually ascends, occasionally featuring stone steps and narrower paths.

Beyond the scenic Hinko Cave area, our trail progresses with some steep sections and rocky patches, requiring a cautious approach. Weather conditions might influence the trail’s state, potentially impacting sections with loose gravel or mud, especially during monsoon or post-rain periods.

As you approach Deurali lodge, hiking path might become narrower in places and may include areas with uneven terrain, necessitating attention and tough footing. It’s advisable to trek cautiously, especially in areas likely to changes due to natural elements, ensuring a safe and enjoyable journey to Deurali guest house.

05 DayAnnapurna Sanctuary Trek (4,130m/13,50 feet), 6 hours

Ascend to Deurali viewpoint and traverse an ancient, classical seasonal trail towards Machapuchare Base Camp (MBC). This route split, presenting two options; we’ll opt for the safer seasonal path leading to Bagar and onwards to MBC. Exercise alert as there are potential avalanche zones along the way, requiring constant attention during the journey.

Progress upwards towards Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) by following the left-hand tributary of the Modi Khola. Wonder at the breathtaking sunrise and the natural grandeur from the viewpoint at the base camp.

This viewpoint offers an awe-inspiring panorama, showcasing Annapurna 1st, South Annapurna, Barah Shikhar, Tent Peak, Machapuchare, Hiunchuli, and numerous other snow-clad peaks alongside the glacier, creating a stunning tableau of nature’s magnificence.

06 DayBreakfast and return with a Helicopter to Pokhara, 15 minutes

Following a hearty breakfast at Annapurna Base Camp, we bid farewell to the majestic mountain views and embark on a scenic helicopter journey back to Pokhara. This chopper ride offers a swift and stunning return, allowing us to relish the beauty of the Himalayas from a different perspective as we make our way back to Pokhara.

Upon landing in Pokhara, we’ll organize your transfer to a hotel nestled alongside the tranquil Phewa Lake. Here, you can unwind, enjoy a refreshing hot shower, and take some well-deserved rest. Should you wish to explore further, a guided tour of Pokhara city is available upon request at an additional cost.

07 DayFly from Pokhara to Kathmandu, 25 minutes

Board a regular flight from Pokhara International Airport, journeying to Kathmandu’s domestic terminal. As you touch down in Kathmandu, we’ll ensure a seamless transition with a private car transfer expecting to escort you directly to your hotel. Your comfort and convenience are our priority as you transition from air to ground, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable continuation of your journey. In this way Annapurna base camp trekking with a helicopter back trip finish.

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How much does Annapurna Sanctuary Trek with Helicopter return Package Price?

This Classic Annapurna Sanctuary Trek with a helicopter return spans 7 days, starting at a price of US$ 1398 per person on a double occupancy basis, with the potential to reach up to US$ 2795. Gokyo Treks and Expedition agency has released the updated sanctuary trek Cost for 2024 and 2025, tailored according to group size you are traveling with. WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZING YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGE PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS.

The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek with Helicopter return package Price Includes:

  • Kathmandu international and domestic airport transfer by a private Car/Van.
  • Single night Double/Twin bedroom accommodation in a Jampa Hotel in Thamel with breakfast.
  • Single night Double/Twin bedroom accommodation in a Barahi hotel in Pokhara with a breakfast.
  • 7 Breakfast serve with a cup of tea/coffee, 5 Lunch and 4 Dinner during the trek.
  • 4 nights Guest house Twin/double bedroom accommodation attached bathroom in the possible places.
  • Helicopter flight from Annapurna base camp to Pokhara airport on a sharing basis with a airport tax.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permit and TIMS permit for Trekking tours.
  • Pokhara international airport to Samrung transfer by a private jeep.
  • Fully escorted trek with English-speaking license holder trekking guide.
  • Professional porter to carry your baggage. Every 2 guests = 1 Porter basis as each porter carry maximum of 22 kilos.
  • Pokhara Airport transfer by a private Car/Van.
  • Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu with a top popular company with airport departure tax.
  • Trekking Guide and porter’s Insurance, Food and accommodation, and salary.
  • Seasonal fruits like apples and pomegranates as a dessert after dinner for sanctuary trekking.
  • Agency’s duffle bag (50 liters capacity) and trekking poles if Necessary – return after the trek.
  • Annapurna Sanctuary Trek map and a trek certificate – Keep them as a souvenir.
  • First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check oxygen level and heart rate every day to prepare for AMS risk. In a worst case, help with all Rescue and evacuation arrangements (but not the rescue bills).
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT, and as well as Company service charge.

Annapurna Sanctuary Package Price Excludes:

  • Lunch and Dinner during the stay in Kathmandu & Pokhara city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls, and showers during the trekking.
  • Tourist’s Personal trekking gears .
  • Nature of personal expenses, water, tea/coffee, and bar bills.
  • Travel Insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • Any donation and monument entrance fee.
  • Gratuities for guide and porters [Tip is a culture, so they expect highly]

Group join

We can organize private Annapurna Sanctuary Trek with Helicopter back to Pokhara starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.


Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?.

Answer: Yes sure. Provide us with your flight details. Our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.

Question: Can I store my luggage/stuff in Kathmandu or in Pokhara?

Answer: Yes, you can leave your luggage at your hotel or at our office. Store your stuff in the Gokyo Treks agency office for free.

Question: Do I need the experience to perform Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking?.

Answer: Not really but it is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4-5 hours a day, with a lightweight day pack. For this trek, if you have a little experience would be better.

Question: What kind of accommodation and foods can I expect?.

Answer: We provide tourist standard accommodation in the trekking routes. Rooms are clean with a cozy beds with a nice mattress and blankets. Despite that, we recommend you take your own sleeping bag if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent one while you are in Kathmandu.

Likewise, the guest houses en route, have attached restaurants. Their cook cooks a delicious variety of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal, rice, bread, soups, and fresh vegetables. Dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day. Likewise, Lunch will provide on the way to the next place where you hike.

Question: How do I get drinking water on Sanctuary Trekking?

Answer: You can buy bottles of mineral water but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these waste items. Instead, you can buy boiled water or bring AQUA tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available almost everywhere en route.

Question: Can I charge my mobile phone/digital camera or other batteries on my trip?.

Answer: Tourist can recharge digital devices in the guest houses along the excursion. We recommend you to bring an extra pair in case but remember to bring your adapters! An extra battery will be recommended.

Question: Are there any communication facilities?.

Answer: Your hike to Annapurna sanctuary lodges often have a Wi-Fi. Also you can buy a local SIM Card for telephone services as well as the internet.

Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payment terms?.

Answer: To avoid misunderstandings, we recommend booking your trip with us as soon as possible. While we strive to accommodate last-minute bookings, a 15% advance deposit is required to confirm your reservation. Likewise the remaining part of the payment can be made upon arrival in Nepal.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?

Answer: When walking in the hills, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, and terrain altitude. Roughly, you need to prepare to walk about 5 hours everyday.

Question: Do I need special trek poles for mountain hiking?.

Answer: It is better to hike with walking poles. Learn how to use trekking poles for balance and stability, whether on the sidewalk or on trails. Walking poles can help prevent slips and falls. They are just recommended but not compulsory.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 10 – 13 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu/Pokhra but it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 9 each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on your trek.

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek with Helicopter return Highlights

  • Explore the towering Annapurna peaks within 360 degree angle from base camp view point.
  • Journey with the cultivated fields to get splendid views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountains.
  • An unmatched panorama, a bird’s-eye view of the diverse topography.
  • Natural hot spring of Jhinu with nice waterfalls along the trek routes
  • Hike across the Gurung inhabitants, Numerous perennial rivers and suspension bridges.
  • Get an experience about various communities like Gurung and other ethnic groups and their local lives.

Is Annapurna Sanctuary Trek with Helicopter return possible in the winter months?

Yes, trekking to the Annapurna sanctuary is always possible even in those winter months. December, January, and February are called winter months in the Annapurna. December starts to winter in the Himalayas, January and February are the coolest time and the trail gets adventurous. Weather temperature is a cold higher up (-10C/14F to – 15C/ 5F) and it can dump snow on the trail at any time of a year.

Trek in December is also an excellent time but with little risk of possible avalanches and fogs. Sometimes, even in December / January / February, you may feel environmental conditions in the winter season. Hike to Annapurna Sanctuary is a tough and adventurous journey therefore book your trip with us as we serve you a professional guide.

Notes for visitor!

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek with Helicopter return solo trip is also possible with us. If you dream to hike privately then ask us for a special plan otherwise, you can join the group departure on the above-given dates.

Likewise, the sanctuary trekking information stated above is just a sample guideline and its possible to customize at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport, or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary en route.

It is, however, very incredible that the itinerary would be extensively altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. When a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

What makes Base Camp trekking with a Helicopter return special?

Riding a helicopter from Annapurna Base Camp to Pokhara isn’t just a transfer— it’s experience offers an unparalleled blend of exclusivity and awe-inspiring vistas. Experience a perfect blend of adventure and luxury amidst the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas. Revel in the raw magnificence while relishing the comfort and opulence of a premium aerial journey.

This panoramic view unveils an unparalleled tapestry of Nepal’s diverse landscapes, a rare spectacle reserved for the privileged few. It’s an unforgettable fusion of adrenaline, elegance, and the unmatched grandeur of Nepal’s natural wonders.

We at Gokyo Treks believe in quality services and first safety and success satisfaction is our prime concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, and license local guides who know the destination better than else. Not only this but also we give benefits back to the local communities and help to conserve natural resources which reduce in costs and consumption.

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek with a Helicopter return Review

The best ABC – Sanctuary trek

April 27, 2022

Organized by the company we had one guide, a guide/porter, and an additional 2 porters between the 5 of us. Really great bunch to help us along the trek making sure we had everything we needed, calling ahead to book accommodation, organizing our food, and also internal flights.

They can pretty much accommodate anything if you ask and are all very knowledgeable about the trek in Nepal. In addition, they were all great to just hang out with and have a laugh.. Truly unforgettable experience. Thank you all very very much

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Christian Laub

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Dear Christian Laub,

We are absolutely delighted by your wonderful review. Your satisfaction is of utmost importance to us, and we are overjoyed that you had a fantastic experience with our services. We can’t express how grateful we are for your kind words.

Your appreciation motivates us to continually strive for excellence in delivering exceptional Himalayan adventures. We eagerly look forward to serving you again on another remarkable trip in the near future. Your return will be a true pleasure for us.

Thank you once again for choosing us and for sharing your positive feedback. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any further questions or if there’s anything else we can assist you with.

Warm regards, Ammar

Annapurna Sanctuary + Gokyo Ridge Trek

April 27, 2022

It was a pleasure to trek with Gokyo Treks from the beginning to the end. The three of us spent the whole month in Nepal and got a little bit of everything. Planning was such a breeze. Normally my girlfriend plans out the itinerary, but since we were really busy in the months before the trip, we decided to go with an agency for the treks we wanted to do. In the month leading up to the trip, we were in constant contact with Ammar to plan the treks. We told him what we wanted and he made it happen.

Once we met up with Ammar in Kathmandu, he went through the itinerary and broke down the cost for the treks and for the days. He was very transparent and detailed with the price. We knew how much we were paying for everything at all times.

The itinerary was well planned for both treks. It was not rushed and we had plenty of time to acclimatize (very useful if you are coming from sea level). Bimal was our guide and we had an amazing time with him. We meshed really well with him on ABC and we asked if he could join us on the Gokyo Ri trek. He always made sure we were taken care of and feeling well throughout the hike. This mattered a lot at higher altitudes (especially for me). He was a great guide who taught us a lot about the culture and the mountains and it was a pleasure to trek and hang out with him.

Overall, I would highly recommend Gokyo Treks. Without Ammar and his team, we would have been very lost. They made it very easy to just go Trek and not worry about the headache of booking and planning everything. Next time we visit Nepal, we will definitely use Gokyo Treks again.

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Rafa Spicy

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Dear Rafa Spicy,

We are absolutely delighted by your wonderful review. Your satisfaction is of utmost importance to us, and we are overjoyed that you had a fantastic experience with our services. We can’t express how grateful we are for your kind words.

Your appreciation motivates us to continually strive for excellence in delivering exceptional Himalayan adventures. We eagerly look forward to serving you again on another remarkable trip in the near future. Your return will be a true pleasure for us.

Thank you once again for choosing us and for sharing your positive feedback. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any further questions or if there’s anything else we can assist you with.

Warm regards, Ammar

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek Review

April 27, 2022

We had an absolutely incredible experience, thanks to the exceptional service and warm hospitality of our tour guide, Ram, and porter, Ram. Right from the moment we were welcomed, we knew we were in for a treat. Throughout the entire trip, they displayed a wealth of experience and a truly service-oriented mindset.

Gokyo Treks deserves our heartfelt gratitude for ensuring that every aspect of our journey was met with excellence. From start to finish, they provided us with top-notch services, creating unforgettable memories for us. Thank you, Gokyo Treks, for making this adventure truly wonderful!

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Kanjana Emawat,

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Dear Kanjana Emawat,

We are absolutely delighted by your wonderful review. Your satisfaction is of utmost importance to us, and we are overjoyed that you had a fantastic experience with our services. We can’t express how grateful we are for your kind words.

Your appreciation motivates us to continually strive for excellence in delivering exceptional Himalayan adventures. We eagerly look forward to serving you again on another remarkable trip in the near future. Your return will be a true pleasure for us.

Thank you once again for choosing us and for sharing your positive feedback. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any further questions or if there’s anything else we can assist you with.

Warm regards, Ammar

The best scenic Sanctuary Annapurna Trek

October 29, 2018

Finally…. we did our trekking to Annapurna sanctuary

It has long journey for us, and it’s really worth it…. The best splendid view all the way and especially our way from Machhapuchhere base camp to Annapurna base camp).

At first, we are not sure can we finish our trek to ABC or not.

Together with Gokyo Trek and Expedition, we prepare our BASE CAMP JOURNEY, no doubt their experience make our trekking much easier

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