Annapurna Base Camp trek

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Duration

14 Days

DIFFICULTY

Moderate

GROUP SIZE

1-12

MAX. ALTUITUDE

4200m

Best Season

Octuber- December and March - May

Accomodation

Hotel

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Walking per day

6 hrs

Overview


The Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the best treks in Nepal to approach the snow mountains and walk on snow throughout the year. The Annapurna base camp trek and Annapurna century trek are the same. The height of the Annapurna Base Camp is about 4200 meters, or 13650 feet. Annapurna base camp lies just on the lap of the mountains, Annapurna First, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli. As trekkers arrived at Annapurna base camp, they found they were surrounded by the Himalayas. In most of the year   the whole trail from Deurali to Annapurna base camp is covered by snow, and in March and April there is more than 5 feet of snow on the trail. Trekkers could walk through it. The adventure of walking on snow for 4–5 hours is wonderful. The Annapurna base camp trek can be started from Phedi, Naya pul, or New Bridge. The best season to trek to Annapurna base camp is October,November, December and March,April,May. But this trek can be done throughout the year. In the monsoon, there are a lot of leeches on the way to the trail, and in the winter, some of the trail is blocked by the snow. Most of the time, the trail passes through the gorge. The Annapurna base camp trek is a moderate trek. 

The Annapurna base camp trek is a paradise of nature. The Annapurna base camp trek offers a great variety of beautiful landscapes, nature and culture. The trek to Annapurna Base Camp passes through rice cultivation, beautiful villages, green forests, bamboo jungles, rivers, birds, animals, and unique flora and fauna in the mighty Annapurna Himalayan range. 

The Annapurna Base Camp trek is a perfect trekking route to view the high Himalayas, including Mt. Dhaulagiri, the Annapurna range, and Mt. Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail), and glaciers so closely. 

Annapurna Base Camp trekking falls within the Annapurna Conservation Area, a project called ACAP for environmental and cultural protection. Many plants native to Nepal, a variety of birds and animals, including snow leopards and blue sheep, around 100 varieties of orchids, and some of the richest temperate rhododendron forests in the world are particular attractions of the Annapurna area. 

The Annapurna base camp trail is home to the indigenous Gurung and Magar people of Nepal, who are rich in culture and tradition.On the way to Annapurna base camp trekking, we can explore the Gurung museum.

 

 

Itinerary


  • Some of our office representatives are waiting for you at the airport exit point with your name on a play card. He or she will pick you up from the airport and take you to the hotel. It will take about 25 minutes from the airport to the hotel.

     

  • Rest or do a half-day of sightseeing. You can go sightseeing. Most of the sightseeing destinations are close to your hotel. 

     

  • About 25 minutes Fly to Pokhara and drive an hour to Nayapul. Naya Pul is the trekking starting point. About 4 hours of trekking overnight at Tirkedhunga (1,577m). If the weather is clear, you can see a long range of Himalays. Some are above 8000 meters.

     

  • After breakfast, the trail goes gradually up to Ghorepani( 2800m). Lunch is provided on the way to Banthati at a nice restaurant. The whole road passes through the dense forest.

     

  • Early morning about 40 minutes hike to Poon hill to view sunrise and Himalayas.Then back to hotel and have breakfast.After breakfast trek to Tadapani and stay overnight.(2630 m)

     

  • Trek for roughly five hours to reach Chomrong after breakfast. A beautiful mountainous Gurung village. From Chomrong, there is only one way to arrive at Annapurna base camp.(2170 m)

     

  • The road passes through many ups and downs. On the way to Bamboo, lunch is provided. It is about a 6-hour trek. (2,873 m)

     

  •  The trekking trail goes gradually up. There might be many avalanches on the way. On sunny days, we have to be very careful. As you arrive at Fishtail Base Camp, you will be surrounded by snow-covered mountains.Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3,700m)

     

  • After breakfast, about an hour of trekking to Annapurna base camp and sightseeing around. Explore Annapurna Base Camp and have lunch. Then trek back to Deurali (3,231 m).

     

  • Trek back to Bamboo (2,340m)

     

  • Trek back to Himalpani (1,340) and visit a natural hot spring for a bath. After a bath, go back to the hotel and stay overnight.

     

  • After breakfast trek back to Pothana. It is about 7 hours  trek to Pothana (3,231m) and drive to Pokhara

     

  • Drive to Kathmandu. Farewell dinner with Nepali cultural program

     

  • Drive to airport and fly back

     

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ALTITUDE CHART


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From: $899

The initial price based on 1 adult with the lowest price in low season
No. of People Price per person
2 - 2
  $835
3 - 3
  $780
4 - 6
  $720
6 - 12
  $640

Cost Includes


  • Pick up and drop transport as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Accommodation and three meals per day in Kathmandu and during the trekking
  • Trekking guide and porters (Cook and sardar in the case of camping trek)
  • National parks’ fees and government royalties
  • Domestic air ticket and airport tax for tourists and guides as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Insurance of our trekking staff members
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley or other parts of Nepal as mentioned in the itinerary

 

Cost Excludes


  • International air ticket, airport tax and Nepal visa fees
  • All kinds of drink during trekking and travel stay with us
  • Travel insurance and cost of medical services of tourists
  • All kinds of cloth and personal trekking equipment
  • Other personal expenses and tips
  • Charted helicopter, plane and other transports in case of emergency

 

What to Expect?


 

 

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Frequently Asked Questions


Spring and autumn are the best times to trek at Annapurna base camp.

 

There are many routes to go to Annapurna Base Camp. If you follow the route from GhorePani, it will take 14 days. If you have less time, you can complete it in 8 days too.

 

Annapurna Trek is a moderate trek. But we have to be very careful with Avalanche. There are regular avalanches on sunny days. Many times, I have encountered tourists losing their lives. especially in the spring season. So, take enough information about avalanches.

 

The Annapurna base camp trek is suitable for all trekkers. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or an experienced one.

 

US$20 will be enough per day for lodging and food.

 

It is easier than the Everest base camp trek.

 

Yes, you can sleep at Annapurna base camp. Because there are many tea houses. You can sleep in tents too.

 

The Annapurna base camp trek is worth it. During the Annapurna base camp trek, you will explore different tribes of people, flora, waterfalls, gorges, and snowcapped mountains. It is really beautiful and memorable.

 

In 6 days, you can complete the ABC trek from Pokhara.

 

Gear List


  • Backpack (50 liters) with outside pockets to keep smaller items
  • Trekking boots, well broken in and waterproofed. Gaiters to keep snow out of boots
  • Woolen sweaters and down jacket, gloves, wind proof outer garments, pants jacket, skirts, T-shirts, shirts, baggy pants and underwear
  • Several pairs of woolen and few pairs of nylon socks. A pair of sandals
  • Sleeping bag adequate for temperatures encountered
  • Hat with wide brim and sun lotion cream
  • One liter water bottle and some food for contingencies
  • Repair and medical kit
  • Head lamp with spare lithium batteries and bulbs
  • Handkerchief and toiletries
  • Verified phone number of your Embassy, consulate ,trekking agency and private phone number of your  director
  • Pen, pencils and letterhead to write an emergency message
  • Pocket knife with opener and scissors
  • Sunglasses with spare eyeglasses or contact lenses if you wear them
  • Umbrella and rain coat
  • Camera

 

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Important Information Before Your Trip to Nepal

Payment:  Down payment: 15% of total payment  is required to confirm the reservation.

Payment of the Balance: Rest amount can be paid in our office after your arrival.

Arrival Point: You will be met at the Kathmandu international airport. Our office representative will be waiting for you holding play card of the Nepal Mountain Lovers Treks and Expedition. In case of your change plan, please let us inform.

Booking  Air Ticket:  If you don’t have regular travel agent, please visit    makemytrip.com, www.kayak.com, www.vayama.com. They  offer you very good price.

Room System: Normally we have two people in a room. Twin bed or single bed depends on the choice of guests and budget. If tourists want single room, s/he should pay single supplementary.

Trekking Leading Person:  Our trekking guide will lead the whole trip with his/her helpers and porters.

Currencies:  USD, AUD, EURO are major acceptable currencies in Nepal and visa and credit cards also accepted. There is ATM facility in city area.

Altitude Sickness: Altitude sickness will start from 3000 meter height. Trekkers should immediately inform trekking guide if faced any problems.

Drinking Water:  We can get mineral water and boiled water in city area and in some trekking places. We use water purification tablet or liquid in some remote trekking sites.

Laundry Facility: Laundry facility are available in city area but not during the trekking.

Visa: You can get arrival visa at Kathmandu airport that cost 25 USD  for  15 days and 40 USD for 30 days. Please bring 2 passport size photos. You can get your visa from the closest Nepali embassy.

Orientation Program: Before starting trekking, trekkers are provided with an  orientation by our office representative or trekking guide about the necessary trekking information.

Group Size: There will be maximum 12 persons in one group.

Accommodation: You will stay in a nice tourist standard hotel/resort in city areas.  Normal hotels or tents are available during the trekking.

Foods: We provide breakfast, lunch, dinner. Tourists can get continental food both in city and trekking places. Food during the trekking might not meet the standard of your country.

View of Mount Everest: Trekkers to Everest region  will of course see the Mount Everest. For trekkers visiting other regions where they cannot view Mount Everest, there are daily mountain flights which approach close to Mount Everest.

Travel Insurance:  It is compulsory to have travel insurance.

Personal Expenses:  It depends on your spending interest and shopping. There are some expensive handmade carpets, Thanka paintings, jewelries and handicrafts to purchase in Nepal.

Luggage: We take only about 10kg per person in trekking. Your excess baggage will be stored in a hotel.

Tips: Tips are highly accepted and appreciated.

Rules and Regulation

Nepal Mountain Lovers Treks and Expedition accepts your reservation under the following rules and regulations.

1. If the balance payment is not paid before your departure for trekking, the booking will be cancelled without any refund.

2. If there is war or the situation of the country is out of control and the country faces emergency situation before your arrival to Nepal, we inform you not to come Nepal and refund your payment. But in case of any emergency situation or war after your arrival or during the trekking, we will not refund your money. But we will try our best to make your trip successful and pleasant. In such situation, we may need to change the trip plan and itinerary.

3. In case of increase in government royalty and other costs such as the national park fee, you have to pay extra money.

4. If you commit any illegal act or disturbance for the safety and welfare of the group, our leader or guide can ask to leave the group without any right to refund.

5. If you have any complain with regards to trekking and tour please inform our tour leader or company. All kinds of valid complain are welcomed and processed with necessary actions.

6.You are responsible to ensure that all travel documents  are with you during the entire trip.

 

 

Detail Info


Precaution during the Annapurna Base Camp trek

Precaution during the Annapurna Base Camp trek is very important for all trekkers or hikers in all seasons, especially from January to May. The Annapurna Base Camp trek is an easy trek that passes through beautiful mountainous villages like Gkandruk, Ghorepani, and Chomrong with green fields and hills. The trail on this trek goes up and down hills. However, trekkers can make it through the whole year by hiking. But October to December and March to June are the best seasons. December, January, and February are the winter months in Nepal when there is heavy snowfall in the mountains. From March on, the snow starts melting and falling down in the form of avalanches, glaciers, and finally rivers. Sometimes they fall down as small solids and do not cause problems for the trekkers. But sometimes they fall in the form of a big solid that is very dangerous and deadly. On the Annapurna Base Camp trek, from Bamboo to Fishtail Base Camp, there are regular avalanches, and they are really dangerous and have taken the lives of many trekkers. Trekkers lose their lives due to the lack of information. We can make our trip safe, adventurous, and wonderful only if we are a little bit careful and have enough knowledge of avalanches. For a safe trek, the trekkers need an experienced guide. From January to May, trekkers should be very careful while walking from Bamboo to Fishtail Base Camp and take enough information from the trekking agency and trekking experts.

I visited Annapurna Base Camp many times with tourists as a trekking leader and guide and encountered many avalanches but did not have any problems. I saw some tourists, their guides, and porters spotted dead by avalanches. So, if you have any questions about the Annapurna base camp trek, please contact me at 977-985-1089399, trek with our company, or go with some other trekking company.

Visa: You can get an arrival visa at Kathmandu airport that costs 30 US dollars for 15 days, 50 US dollars for 30 days and 125 US dollars for 90 days. Please bring 2 passport-size photos. You can get your visa from the closest Nepali embassy too.

Annapurna Base Camp Accommodations

In Kathmandu, we provide a 2-star equivalent hotel like an international guest house with bed and breakfast. In trekking, we provide an attached toilet room in the low lands. As we arrive at higher elevations, it is difficult to get an attached toilet room and a single room in peak season. In peak season, we have to share the room. But we will try to provide a single room if it is possible.

Food and beverages during the Annapurna base camp trek

We can get all kinds of food while trekking, choose from a menu, and eat as much as we want. We do not recommend eating any kinds of meat that is carried by local porters from low land for 2-3 days. In the trekking region, they are not allowed to kill any animals. We recommend eating all kinds of vegetarian food and eggs. You can have meat when you arrive in the lowlands of Pokhara and Kathmandu. You can get all kinds of drinks on the trekking route. We recommend drinking mineral water, boiled water, or purified water. A purifying tablet is provided by our guide. All kinds of cold drinks and beers are available in tea houses. In higher elevations, we do not recommend drinking hard drinks.

Annapurna base camp trek guide and porter

We provide English-speaking guides and some of the guides can speak extra languages like Chinese, German, French, Spanish, Italian, and Russian. Extra language guides are not included in this cost. On request of the guest, we provide an extra language guide at no extra cost. Our guides and porters are very helpful, kind, and dedicated to their duty. Every day, they send us a message about the guest’s situation and the weather in trekking.

How hard is it to go to Annapurna base camp on a trek?

Annapurna base camp trek is a moderate trek due to many up and down hills though there are hundreds of beautiful breathtaking sceneries. If you have good practice walking up and down hills, it is not so hard. The trekking trail passes along a narrow, slippery gorge road. There are many places on the way to the trail that are really in danger of landslides and avalanches. Many times, I encountered landslides and avalanches. You can make it easy if you follow some rules and regulations before starting your trek towards Annapurna base camp. After Bamboo, it is better to walk in the morning. Because the snow piles froze all night, they begin to melt or break and fall as a large avalanche on a sunny day. To protect themselves from high-altitude sickness, if tourists walk slowly and steadily with many breaks on the way to the trek, they can acclimatize easily, and the trek will be easy. Every 1 to 2 hours on the way to the trek, there are tea houses where tourists can get enough liquids and rest. If possible, try to practice walking through steeps. Jogging and swimming are equally helpful. Any exercise that is convenient for you and helps you be fit is recommended.

How long does it take to get to Annapurna base camp?

From Kathmandu it takes minimum 6 days to arrive to Annapurna base camp and coming back it takes 4 more days. For the Annapurna base camp trek, we have many options. So, we can design the itinerary on the basis of your requirements, or else you can follow our detailed itinerary down.

The Annapurna base camp trek cost

The cost of the Annapurna Base Camp trek depends upon the number of tourists and is negotiable. We offer you the cheapest price. Just ask us for the details.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Route

There are many ways to go to Annapurna Base Camp Trek. But most of the tourists use two different measuring routes depending upon their time duration. Some tourists use Dhampus,Landruk ,Chomrong,Bamboo, Deurali,Fishtail, and finally Annapurna base camp and trek down the same route or other routes.
Some tourists use Nayapool,Tirkedhunga,Ghorepani(poone hill),Tadapani,Chomrong,Bamboo, Deurali, and Annapurna base camp and trek back along the same route till Chomrong and trek down via Ghandruk or Landruk.

 

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