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Private Annapurna Heli-hikeNepal

From £2,461 per person for 7 nights
A relaxed and immersive hike through the incredible scenery of the Annapurna foothills followed by jaw-dropping helicopter views over Annapurna Base Camp.


Trek through some of the Himalaya’s most breathtaking sights & scenery, staying in remote mountain lodges with incredible views - then helicopter high above Annapurna Base Camp. 

What makes this experience awesome:

  • Hike through the incredible landscapes of the Annapurna foothills
  • Helicopter to Annapurna Base Camp for jaw-dropping views
  • Stay in the renowned Ker & Downey lodges with en-suite bedrooms & knock-out views
  • Discover the houses & monasteries of the Gurung people
  • Explore the colourful backstreets & Buddhist temples of Kathmandu
  • Flexibility of your own private guide & vehicle

Indicative prices for Premium hotels - see real-time pricing for specific dates & alternative hotel classes

Month Typical Price (p/p)
in Twin room
JUN-DEC 20£2885Email your interest
JAN-NOV 21£2885Email your interest
DEC 21
£2479Best Value



Village in Nepal

Mountain trekking needn’t mean aching limbs, altitude sickness and dodgy bathrooms. On this trek through the Annapurna region, you’ll see spectacular peaks and incredible villages, while staying in Ker & Downey’s charming mountain lodges – each a comfortable day’s hike apart within the Annapurna Conservation Area, and with all mod-cons including ensuites. Your adventure begins in Kathmandu, with free time to explore Nepal’s colourful and often chaotic capital. From there it’s a short flight to Pokhara, where you’ll set out with your guides and porters through a stunning landscape of rolling forests, rice paddies and hulking mountains, many of which thrust past the 7,000-metre mark

Helicopter in Nepal

The highlight of your trip is your visit to Annapurna Base Camp, but without the hardcore hike that this usually entails. Instead, we’ll get you there by private helicopter, for jaw-dropping views from 4,130 metres above sea level. This is a photo opportunity unlike any other! Afterwards you’ll head back to the Kathmandu Valley and the former medieval city state of Bhaktapur, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll have the option of joining a Nepalese cookery class with a local family, giving you some fantastic new recipes to take home along with your memories of this amazing trip.


Nepal landscape


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Day One: Find Your Feet in Kathmandu

Arrive at Tribhuvan, Kathmandu’s international airport, where you will be collected and transferred to your hotel and briefed on the week to come. You could choose to relax, ready for your adventure tomorrow, or you could get out and see the chaotic capital of Nepal. Wander through its colourful backstreets, crammed with bright clothes and craft shops, to Durbar Square and the old Royal Palace. Or escape the chaos on a trip to Swayambhunath: This Buddhist temple on a hill just outside the city draws visitors with resident monkeys, stunning city views and a golden stupa. Then return to your hotel for the evening, ready to start your trek in the morning.

Overnight in Kathmandu

Premium - Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee (Executive room)

Meals included: None


Day Two: Lakes, Mountains and More

After breakfast, it’s back to the airport for your 25-minute onward flight to Pokhara, the stunning town surrounded by lakes, mountains and lush greenery that’s a starting point for treks in the Annapurna region. After a briefing, you’ll meet your guides and porters and then drive for an hour to the start of your trek, in the lower foothills of the Annapurna. Following the ridgeline, you’ll see incredible views of the Pokhara Valley, where the town of Pokhara tumbles towards a clear lake hemmed by dense forest. You’ll break for a picnic lunch and then drop to the Modi River Valley, where your lodge awaits. You’ll arrive by late afternoon, in time to savour the magnificent views towards Machapuchare, otherwise known as Fishtail Mountain due to its strangely-shaped double summit. This mysterious mountain is considered sacred by locals and so remains unclimbed.

Overnight in Birethanti

Premium - Ker & Downey Sanctuary Lodge

Meals included: Breakfast; lunch; dinner

Trekking time: 3 to 4 hours

Lake Pokare

Day Three: Into the Clouds

Have breakfast, then it’s time to catch a glimpse of local life on a half-day long walk. On this trek, you’ll start by crossing the terraced fields of the Modi River Valley, where farmers pick produce to fill their wicker baskets, before you climb out of the valley towards the mountains. On the way, you’ll pass remote hamlets and tiny villages, seeing daily life in this remote region (home to the Gurung people, who served in the British Gurkha regiment). You’ll admire incredible vistas as you wander dense forest, snacking along the way before arriving at your lodge for an afternoon lunch and incredible views of the Annapurna range. Your home for the night, Ghandruk, is a large village that tumbles down the forested mountainside, backed by snow-tipped peaks. It was once a lively recruitment centre for Gurkhas, and is home to a busy community of Nepalese rug-weavers.

Overnight in Ghandruk

Premium - Ker & Downey Himalaya Lodge 

Meals included: Breakfast; lunch; dinner

Trekking time: 5 to 6 hours

Modi Valley

Day Four: Towards the Peaks

Wake up to incredible sunrise views over Annapurna 1 and the rest of the imposing range. Then it’s an undulating trek, first steeply down and then up again, to the village of Landrung. Leaving Ghandruk, you’ll notice the old grindstone in a little stream, before journeying onwards to criss-cross the aquamarine waters of the Modi Khola river by gently swaying suspension bridge. You’ll carry on towards Landrung, a village sandwiched between peaks, arriving at your hotel in time for lunch. In the afternoon, you’ll spend time exploring the village’s monastery and sleepy sidestreets.

Overnight in Landrung

Premium - Ker & Downey La Bee Lodge 

Meals included: Breakfast; lunch; dinner

Trekking time: 3 to 4 hours

Annapurna Base Camp

Day Five: Village Life

You’ve earned a leisurely breakfast and a shorter walk to your next destination, the village of Majhgaon. Passing kids playing on the hiking paths and busy villagers carrying food and firewood , you’ll make your way to your home for the night – a lodge designed to resemble a typical Gurung-style village, with pretty gardens backed by stunning views of Annapurna 1 and Annapurna South. You’ll arrive and check-in with plenty of time for lunch, then visit a village house that’s been transformed into a museum. During a talk here, you’ll learn more about the daily life and customs of the Gurung people. You’ll then go on to explore the village with your guide, visiting houses and farms and peeking into kitchens and onto verandas, and witnessing just how different life is here than in Kathmandu.

Overnight in Majhgaon

Premium - Ker & Downey Mala Lodge

Meals included: Breakfast; lunch; dinner

Trekking time: 2 to 3 hours

Gurung People

Day Six: It's a Wrap

Today starts with a trek through the unspoiled village of Patlekhet and sub-tropical forests that are perfumed with tree orchids, rhododendrons and magnolias.  Another village stop along the trek is Pothana, renowned for the Tibetan traders who live there and sell souvenirs and gifts to intrepid trekkers.  Lunch will be served at your overnight stop - Basanta Lodge - which offers you sweeping views of the entire Annapurna Range.  After lunch, if you have energy to spare after the day's walking, there is an option to walk through the old village of Dhampus.    

Overnight in Dhampus

Premium - Ker & Downey Basanta Lodge 

Meals included: Breakfast; lunch; dinner 

Trekking time: 3 to 4 hours

Annapurna Heli

Day Seven: On Top of the World

You’ve seen those distant snow-capped peaks – now it’s time to get up close. After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Pokhara in order to take a once in a lifetime helicopter trip over the Annapurna Massif. Flying high above Annapurna’s trekking trail, you’ll land at Base Camp to take photos of the incredible scenery, from 4,130m up. You’ll stay between 15 and 30 minutes (any longer could mean severe altitude sickness). Then you’ll helicopter back to Pokhara, and take an onward scheduled flight to Kathmandu. 

Overnight in Kathmandu

Premium - Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee (Executive room)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day Eight: Back to Earth...Homeward Bound

After breakfast, you’ll be transferred back to the airport for your flight home.

Meals included: Breakfast

Bhaktapur Temple

Overall meals included: 7 Breakfasts; 4 lunches; 4 dinners

What's included:

  • Private English-speaking guides unless stated otherwise
  • Private transfers and internal flights, unless stated otherwise
  • Meals as listed
  • Mandatory taxes and service fees
  • Entrance tickets and permits unless stated otherwise
  • Helicopter flight over Annapurna Base Camp

What's not included:

  • International flights to/from experience: call 0208 251 0425 for AX specially negotiated flight rates
  • Optional extras listed
  • Tips for guides, drivers, hotel and restaurant staff
  • Any visa, customs, airport taxes or similar charges before or after the holiday
  • We cannot guarantee the included hotel breakfast for early departures
  • Drinks during meals unless stated otherwise
  • Personal expenses, such as laundry

SUITABILITY FOR FAMILIES : Suitable for families with adult kids.

If you intend to travel solo, contact us on 0208 251 0425


Typical return Economy flights from London cost around £500 per person and take approximately 13 hours depending on exact flight configurations and layover times. 

Experience start point: Tribhuvan Airport Kathmandu (KTM).

End point: Tribhuvan Airport Kathmandu (KTM).

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Optional Extras

To customise your experience, you can select any of these extras at an additional cost during the basket stage.

Nepalese Cooking Session

Cook with a local family in their home where you’ll be taught how to prepare dal bhat (rice and lentils), momo dumplings and chicken curry, before settling down to eat your feast for either lunch or dinner.

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