Nepal is a popular destination for mountaineers and trekkers. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most sought-after routes, spanning 51 kilometers from Kande to ABC. This trekking route begins at Kande, leads to Annapurna Base Camp, and ends at Kyumi. Mt. Annapurna (8091m) is the 10th highest mountain in the world and the journey to its base camp is one of the most popular treks in Nepal. Our trek in the Annapurna region starts in Pokhara, which is also called the “Lake City.” Along the way, we will see waterfalls, villages, farms, forests of rhododendrons, and breathtaking mountain views before arriving at the base of the powerful Annapurna.
It’s a common misconception that Annapurna was named after a person. In fact, it’s named after Annapurna, the Hindu Goddess of nourishment. The word “Anna” refers to food or grains, while “purna” means full or complete. So, the name of the trail essentially translates to “full of food”, which is a fitting name for a place that offers such stunning natural beauty.
This trek will be even more interesting in spring as the whole forest along the trail turns red, pink, and white with rhododendron flowers. This wonder trip can be done any time of the year except during the monsoons [July through August]. This trek is only planned for Annapurna Base Camp. However, trekkers can add the Mardi Trek and Poon Hill Trek depending on the duration of their vacation.
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The Mardi Himal Trek is one of the hidden gems when it comes to trekking in the Annapurna Region. Where most people would do the trek to Annapurna Base Camp, you have the opportunity to go around the corner of the map and get off the beaten track. Trekking to Mardi Himal Adventure takes you to the base camp of Mardi Himal. The Base camp, situated at an altitude of 4500 meters, right in the laps of Mardi Himal and Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail Mountain). The weather at Mardi Himal Base Camp can vary greatly depending on the season. In general, during the spring and autumn months, the weather tends to be more stable, with clear skies and mild temperatures. However, it is important to note that at higher altitudes, conditions can change rapidly. So, it is advisable to be prepared for sudden changes in weather patterns.
This is the shortest and best Trek in Nepal. On the Mardi Himal Trek, you get the views without the crowds. Expect authentic teahouses, stunning rhododendron forests, and the most terrific views of the Annapurna Mountain Range. You will get eye-to-eye with giants like Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, and Hiuchuli. The Mardi Himal Trek is a moderate and newer trek compared to the Everest Base Camp Trek, but it is absolutely stunning. People of all ages can do this trek. Talking about the season, the peak season is in the Autumn and spring, just like in the case of other treks. The highest elevation that you will climb is 4500 m, but the highest elevation at which you will spend the night is 3580 m.
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Annapurna Heli Tour starts from Pokhara Airport and goes to Annapurna Base Camp at an altitude of 4130m. It is also known as the Annapurna Sanctuary, which is 40 kilometers north of the beautiful city of Pokhara. Pokhara is a tourist city with many attractions. The giant Annapurna Mountains surround Annapurna Base Camp. The Annapurna range contains six prominent peaks that exceed 7,000 m in elevation. The Annapurna Range includes Annapurna I (8,091 m), Annapurna II (7,937 m), Annapurna III (7,555 m), Annapurna IV (7,525 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), and Gangapurna (7,455 m). Apart from these, Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail), 6,993 m, is another mountain that adds to the beauty of Pokhara city and the Annapurna range.
The Annapurna base camp Heli tour is approximately 2 hours. The flight lasts 30 minutes one way to the base camp. After a 30-minute flight, you will witness the giant snow-capped mountains of the Annapurna Range. Flight overflies the charming city of Pokhara. On the way, you will catch a spectacular view of the scattered settlements of Magar and Gurung. You will have approximately 20 to 30 minutes because of security reasons. This is due to security reasons. Half an hour is enough to enjoy yourself, capture memorable moments and drink tea or coffee.
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Everest Base Camp is situated at 5,364m above sea level on the Nepal side. Fly to Everest Base Camp on a helicopter tour with SHANGRI-LA VOYAGES. Live your dream. Everest Heli Tour is the best option for travelers who do not have enough vacation in Nepal and find it difficult to get two weeks time to hike up and down the mountains for 6-7 hours every day. Everest Heli Tour is a day trip by helicopter flying four hours from Kathmandu, offering you fantastic views of the mountain.
As the flight goes to the east side, the snowy peaks start to appear in front of your eyes and the helicopter lands at Lukla airport for refueling. At this time, you can see beautiful Lukla villages. After refueling in Lukla, the flight continues to fly towards Everest Base Camp. Passing through Tengboche, Dingboche, and Gorakshep and then landing at Everest Base Camp, you may not believe that your eyes are witnessing the world’s highest peak in front of you. Similarly, from the base camp, you can see peaks like Pumori, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku and many more peaks along with Khumbu Glacier.
You will have 5 minutes to land at Everest Base Camp with Kalapatthar due to the altitude threat. Kalapatthar means black rock peak. It is the perfect vantage point to enjoy the 360-degree views of Mount Everest. We can take some beautiful photos as a memory of a great Everest trip. From Kalapatthar, the helicopter will take you back to Syangboche. You can enjoy breakfast, tea or coffee at the Everest View Hotel while looking at a stunning view of Mount Everest. Afterwards, fly back to Kathmandu landing in Lukla to refuel.
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The Mt. Everest scenic flight usually lasts about an hour. The flight is operated from Kathmandu. During the flight, on a clear day, you will get a glimpse of the 20 highest peaks in the east of Nepal, starting from Langtang Peak, which is the closest peak to Kathmandu, then moving towards Mount Everest in the east, and finally flying to Chamlang Peak. From there, the plane makes a turn, and passengers get a second look at the sight as they head back to Kathmandu. The Mt. Everest scenic flight not only allows you to enjoy fantastic views but also helps you observe the geography of Nepal. Although mountain flights do not have a long history, they have gained popularity among tourists for the beauty they promise. Different airlines offer mountain flights every day, especially early in the morning for the best view!
While on board, you will receive a ‘Himalayan Peaks’ map from our flight attendant. This map contains information about the different peaks that you will see during the mountain flight. You will also receive a briefing from our flight attendant on the visible mountains. You will see astonishingly beautiful mountains that are above 8000 meters, such as Cho-Oyu, Shisha Pangma, Mt. Everest, and Lhotse, from an airplane window seat. After completing the Mt. Everest flight, you are provided with a personalized Everest Experience certificate for each passenger.
• The flight time is at 6:30 early in the morning
• Mount Everest 20 miles from your window
• Views of the fantastic Himalayan peaks, lakes and glaciers
• Flight will last around 1 hour with window seat
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