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Everest base camp trek 14 days, itinerary, cost, best time to visit

Overview of Everest base camp  Trek  14 Days:

Everest base camp trek 14 days is the best trek itinerary for trekking lovers. The world’s highest peak, Mt.Everest, lies in Nepal and is a part of the Mahalangur Himalaya range. Every year more than thousands of tourist’s influxes in Nepal a the closest view of highest peaks. Everest Base Camp trek is one of the renowned trekking destinations among the adventure lovers.

Along the trekking trails in the Khumbu region, you will 11-night by a wide variety of flora and fauna, frozen lakes, and spectacular mountain views. The trails along the hillside are covered with beautiful alpine forests, rhododendron, and many other special to tempt you with its beauty and sweet fragrance. Mount Everest (8848m), Mount Nuptse(7855m), Mount Changtse(7550m), Mount Lhotse(8516m), Mount Kantega(6685m), Labuche Peal(6145m) and many other mountain peaks are the major attraction of the Everest region.

Trek to Everest Base camp is a dream for everyone. Out of multiple choices Everest region offers, the super common purpose to visit this region is viewing a splendid giant peak, i.eMt.Everest.

Oh, what a blessing, Everest region offers a variety of trekking opportunities ranging from short trekking to challenging trekking. Everest Panorama Trek is the shortest trek that can be accomplished around 3 or 4 days, while strong climbers can opt for Everest Base Camp Trek via Cho pass. The inhabitant Sherpa tribes will provide you the best hospitality and serve you with different varieties of Sherpa food.

Everest base camp 14 days is most popular trek in Nepal

Being EBC trek is one of the popular destinations in the world and listed on the top ten exciting trips in the world.

A measure tips for making your journey adventure is that combining Everest Base Camp tour following the climb towards the famous peaks such as Island Peak, Mera Peak, or the Lobuje peak.

Out of these, entire Island Peak Climbing though Everest Base Camp is a fascinating one and provides you a wonderful peak climbing experience.

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To the question of which season is best to travel EBC?

Spring (April-May) and autumn (October-November) seasons are well-trained two major seasons to fulfill your travel hunger.

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Trip Facts:


Durations days14 days
Max. elevation5,643 m / 18513 ft
(Kala Patthar)
Trek Start/FinishLukla/Lukla
ActivityCity Tour/Trekking/Hiking
Trip snippets14 days, two night in hotel 11-night lodges


Everest Base Camp Trek 14 days Itinerary


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (sightseeing and Trek preparation)

Altitude: 1345m/4412ft

Highlights: Explore the vibrant city; Sightseeing around the famous temples and palaces

You will be warmly welcomed to this vibrant city Kathmandu and greeted by our office representative after your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, and you are transferred to the hotel directly.  You are being given orientation about the trip.

Here you will explore the most famous temples and palaces filled with the architectural talents of the golden Malla era in Nepal, will visit places like Kathmandu durbar square, Patan durbar square, Bhaktapur durbar square, religious shrines like Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Bouddhanath and many more.

Accommodation:  Deluxe 3 Star Hotels in Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 2: Trek to Phakding (short flight to Lukla)

Altitude: 2840m/9320 ft (Lukla) and 2610m/8560 ft (Phakding)

Trekking hours: Approximately 3.5 hours

Highlights: Breathtaking scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu to Lukla

The trek to Everest Base Camp begins from Lukla (lies at an altitude of 2,860m/9380ft) that takes approximately 40 mins trip from Kathmandu. Everest Base Camp is 130km far away from Lukla.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner


Day 3: Trek to Namche Bazaar

Altitude: 3440m/11290 ft

Trekking hours: Approximately 6 hours

Highlights: Exploring to Namche Bazar (known as the gateway to Mt. Everest) as well as the trading center of the Khumbu region.

On the third day, you will be heading upstream DhudKoshi River climbing gradually after 6 hrs trek to Namche Bazar, gathering the soothing view of KongdiRi and Thamserku towards the south. You will get a chance to visit bakeries, which are famous there.

Walking into the Sagarmatha NationalPark will expose you to the rare wild species such as Himalayan Bear, Thur, Red Panda, and many more

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Namche bazaar


Day 4: Acclimatization day trip to Namche Bazaar

Altitude: 3440m/11290 ft

Trekking hours: Approximately 6 hours

Highlights: Getting insights to Khumjung Village

On the fourth day, Spend easy before. Day acclimatization day in NamcheBazzar by climbing 300 meters to the  Khumjung town. There you will be visiting a Buddhist monastery and local schools.

Spend peaceful nights at Namche Bazar.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 5: Trek to Tengboche

Altitude: 3860m/12660ft
Trekking hours: Approximately 5 hours
Highlights: Tengboche Monastery, the largest monastery in the Khumbu region
After the long, arduous walk of 5 hr walking across the stone steps, you will reach to Mongla Pass (3975m). From the highest point of Mongla Pass, you will observe the stunning views of Mt. Ama. Dablam, Mt. Khnumbila, and Mt. Thamserku. These mountains are regarded as sacred mountains of the patron god of the Khumbu region.
Here you will get the chance to explore the Tengboche Monastery, the largest monastery of the
Khumbu region.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 6: Trek to Dingboche

Altitude: 4360m/14300ft
Trekking hours: Approximately 5 hours
Highlights: view Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cholatse and many other peaks
On the sixth day of trekking, you will continue your trail walking between the lush alpine forests. Apart from these, you will get the opportunity to gaze at the Nepalese lifestyle going across the small villages at Dingboche.
You will view the eye-catching marvelous mountains such as Mt. Nuptse, Mt. Cholatse, and many other peaks. At this place, you will be seeing the Drastically changing landscape.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 7: Acclimatization day trip to Dingboche.

On the acclimatization day, you will climb up to the steep mountain and prepare yourself for acclimatization.
You will observe the for the view of giant mountains lying against the skyline.
A quiet, steep, and rocky trail will be experienced here.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 8: Trek to Lobuche
Altitude: 4940m/16207 ft
Trekking hours: Approximately 5 hours
On the 8th day of the trek, you will head towards Lobuche by climbing the moraine and passing huge boulders that are displaced by the glacier. The steep climbing may be a little difficult; the jaw-dropping mountain will always motivate you. And the view you observe after reaching is worthy of the difficult journey.
Several peoples have lost their lives at the top of the hill, a long time before. You can remember them and commemorate their traveling decision.
Spend the night at Lobuche
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

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Day 9: Trek to EBC – and then back to Gorakshep

Altitude: Everest Base Camp (5300m/17400 ft) and Gorakshep (5170m/16961 ft)
Trekking hours: Approximately 6 hours
Then You will be heading towards Gorakshep following the glacial Morane and rockery next to the highest glacier in the world, the Khumbu glacier from Labuche. Then you walk on the lap of Everest and accumulate the heavenly feeling for 2-3 hrs, and after walking 4hr walk, you will finally reach to Gorakshep.
Reaching there is the most awaited moment of the trekking journey.

After reaching the GorekShep, you will take some rest and pack your bag heading your journey towards EBC. You should walk at a slow pace to avoid the problem of altitude sickness.
From the top of the Khumbu Glacier, you can enjoy sparkling peeks, Khumbu Icefall, Pumori, and Lhotse. Descend to Gorekshep by walking down the lateral moraine of the Khumbu Glacier.
Spend overnight at Gorekshep
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 10: Trek to Kala Pattar then to Pheriche

Altitude: Kala Pattar (5545m/18192 ft) and Periche (4270m/14070 ft)
Trekking hours: Approximately 7 hours
Highlights: closest view of Mt. Everest
After that, you climb up to Kala Patthar (2.5hrs from Gorekhshep), which serves the most intimate view of Mount Everest, which will give soothing feeling by its marvelous beauty.
The view from the highest point is incredible.
Your breath is indeed taken away, after reaching the Kala Patthar and beautiness of the
mountains will be beyond your expectations.
Spend overnight at Pheriche.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar
Altitude: 3440m/11290 ft
Trekking hours: Approximately 6 hours
Highlights: Explore the Namche Bazaar
A quite arduous walk from Gorakshep then leads to Namche Bazaar (3440 m).
On the 11th day, you will head down to the hills by crossing the suspension bridge and pass through small villages.
After walking around 2/3 hrs, you will reach Namche bazar (the capital city of Khumbu Valley).
You will celebrate your accomplishments and spend the night at Namche Bazaar.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 12: Namche to Lukla

Altitude: 2840m/9320 ft
Trekking hours: Approximately 6 hours
Highlights: Explore Lukla valley
On the final day of the trek, you will descend to suspension bridges, trekking to Dudh Koshi river, then to Phakding. After having some rest and walking, you will finally reach Lukla to conclude this fascinating Everest base camp trek with full impressive service, gathering all the scenic beauty in our heart.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu after finish Everest base camp trek 14 days

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Highlights: Pleasurable flight from Lukla to Kathmandu, Relaxing, sightseeing around Kathmandu
Its time to wave a good-bye at Pokhara and granting thanks to the locals for their proper guidance and excellent services. You can enjoy the flashback memory of these snow-capped mountains from the flight.
You can spend the rest of the day shopping around and sightseeing in the famous places of Kathmandu. At night have a delicious dinner at the luxurious 3-start hotel and celebrate your journey accomplishment.

Day 14: Departure from Kathmandu Airport
On the final day, it’s time to return home. Our representative wills drop-off to the international airport.
You will accumulate a pleasurable journey and remarkable moments to share with people in your country.


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Trekking Team:

Above the Himalaya trekking has well-experienced trekking guide and porters teams.W ho will take care of all your needed things of whole trekking trips. They will be your companion throughout the trip. All our staffs are well-trained in all aspects of first aid medicine, trekking, and other emergency procedure. All the trekking guides are local citizens, and they speak English.


Everest base camp could be a fuel to fulfill your passion for traveling.

So grab this opportunity to on the lap of stunning giant mountains and fulfill your wanderlust dream!!!

Above the Himalaya offer you a varieties Everest Base Camp trek 14 days  packages. Therefore  you can choose according to your choice and comfort. Explore the Everest region and make a memorable journey to remember for a whole life!!!!!

Happy trekking!!!



Visit Nepal 2020 – Top 10 reasons to visit Nepal

Top 10 reasons to visit Nepal in 2020

The Tourism Board of Nepal introduced a campaign to Visit Nepal 2020. Nepal, the land of the Himalayas and the birthplace of Buddha, is one of the best travel destinations of the world. It has been ranked first in best value destinations in 2017 by lonely planet and ranked 19th best tourism destination out of 25 world’s best tourism destinations by It’s a small country full of natural beauty and multicultural people. From the highest mountain Mount Everest to the deepest Kali Gandaki George, it is considered as nature’s favorite country.

It is the land of over eight highest mountains, more than 6000 rivers, 3252 glaciers, and more than 5000 beautiful lakes. Nepal is also the shelter for over 8000 birds and the world’s most rare wildlife like Red Panda, Bengal Tiger, Snow Leopard, etc. Not just naturally, it’s also a place full of diverse cultures, traditions, ethnicity, and languages. The sparkling snowy mountains, the green hills, rivers flowing in solitude, lakes, terraces, waterfalls, and rich cultural diversity, Nepal is blessed with nature’s best gifts.

There are hundreds of reasons why one should visit Nepal at least once in a lifetime. Whether you want to go on adventurous treks or enjoy the beautiful nature or explore the culture with the warm welcome of local people, In Nepal, you can do it all. Even if you want to take a break from your hectic daily life and enjoy some quality time in beautiful nature, Nepal is your best destination.

To make it easier for you today we are providing you top ten best reasons to visit Nepal in 2020:


World Heritage List Areas for Visit Nepal 2020


Nepal has ten world heritage listed areas, and seven of them are inside the Kathmandu. These sites are the best places to witness the historic hand-made places full of art, culture, and history of the country. Two of these sites are best known for protecting the rare wildlife, bird species, and the dense forest.

These sites include the world-famous The Pashupatinath, The Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Lumbini, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Changu Narayan Temple, Chitwan National  Park, and the Sagarmatha National Park. the best place to see in Visit Nepal 2020.

These places are so beautiful, peaceful and the most amazing places to visit in the country. The beauty and history of these places are priceless.

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Trekking and Hiking


Nepal is a place full of glorious mountains. There are 1310 peaks of over 6000 meters and eight ridges of over 8000 meters in the country. The heavenly and sizzling mountains, also including the World Highest Mountain, Mount Everest has always been a matter of pride for the country. And around 98 of them are open for trekking and mountaineering for foreigners and 22 for joint Foreign- Nepalese Expeditions.

Every year thousands of tourists come to the country to explore trekking in these immensely beautiful mountains. You can even go on trekking in the Everest Base Camp and increase your list of achievements. You can also go on short one day’s hikes in Kathmandu city only. There are various amazing hikes in the town, including Shivapuri Hike, Namobuddha hike, Phulchowki Hill hike, etc for Visit Nepal 2020.


Enjoy Local Food and Culture in Visit Nepal 2020


Nepal is famous for its food and local culture. Being a small place also, you can enjoy a variety of dishes with a warm welcome and best hospitality. for Visit Nepal 2020, you get the best opportunity to get familiar with the delicious local food of various ethnic groups. From the favorite meal of all Nepalese Daal, Bhat, and Tarkari, to different other local foods like Sel Roti, Gundruk, Bara, Yomari, etc. Nepalese food is more than just delicious and healthy as well.

You also get to be familiar with various new cultures and traditions. You can visit multiple Temples and Stupa in the country. The city Kathmandu is known as the City of Temples. And you can be part of Nepalese festivals and traditions and have the best time. This way, you get to know people and place much better.


Low-cost destination of Visit Nepal 2020.

The general prices of services in Nepal are meager. The flights, accommodation, and other significant services can be found at ridiculously low prices. Nepal may be one of the cheapest yet best tourist destinations in terms of the cost of services.

The USD 1 converts to around Rupees 110. You can spend more than one month in the country at just USD 100. The lodging and food are so low in the country. So, even if you are in a tight budget, you can still enjoy various places in Nepal and get to save money as well.

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Adventure sports


Who does not want to be part of thrilling adventures in the form of sports? These adventure sports are the form of entertainment as well as they push you all kinds of mental and physical limits. And if you that an adventure sports lover, Nepal definitely should be your next destination.

It has all the Himalaya areas, Hill areas, and also the plane lands, giving you to enjoy any adventure sports. Nepal offers you the most thrilling experiences in adventure sports.

The most popular adventure sports of Nepal include Bungee Jumping and swing, Paragliding, Sky Diving, Zip Lining, and White Water Rafting, etc. So, this time, push your limits and fight your fears with the help of these adventure sports.

Explore cultural diversity


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Nepal is a multi-religious, multi-cultural, and multi-ethnic country. It is full of culture, traditions, and diverse people. The cultural diversity of Nepal is full of religion, festivals, and celebrations. Such diversity has been a significant reason why tourists want to visit this country every year.

There are various arts, literature, music, religions, and ethnicity in the country. Everyone has a unique way of celebrating, own different festivals and occasions. But one this similar, that is, they all welcome you with the same warmth and respect in the country.

You get an opportunity to see people of different backgrounds, caste, and creed living together with the utmost respect and mutual harmony.

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These days’ homestays are replacing hotels for accommodation in Nepal.  Homestays provide you with the best family environment and healthy food. You get excellent care from the Nepalese family and make your journey even more memorable.

You get the best opportunity to know every detail about Nepalese culture, traditions, food habits, and daily life by staying directly at their homes. Also, you get to have fresh, healthy homemade food every day.

Homestays are also budget-friendly. Hotels charge a massive price for every little big thing. But with homestays, you get to enjoy the best homely environment with the best facilities at an affordable cost. That’s why tourists these days are preferring homestays over hotels and guesthouses.


 Natural beauty and sightseeing

 One of the most significant reasons to visit Nepal is its natural beauty and its amazing views. Although, It fill with all kinds of landscapes with their unique, incomparable beauty. The geography of Nepal also can be divided into three beautiful and precious regions: The Himalayan region, The Hilly region, and the Terai region.

The Himalayan region is featured as a place full of stunning snowy mountains, fresh and suitable climate, and various ethnic groups like Sherpa’s, Gurung’s, etc. You can go trekking and mountaineering in these mountains and explore the sacred mountains. Also, the sunset and sunrise views of the Himalayan range is to die for.

The Hilly area is full of green hills, terraces, and farms. You can take a break from your regular life and spend some time in these beautiful pollution-free areas. And the beautiful Terai region for Visit Nepal 2020. As well as its dense forests and flora and fauna of the region. You get to explore the incredible biodiversity of the region.


National parks and Conservation Areas


Nepal not only promotes its natural beauty but is also actively involved in its protection and conservation for the future generation. It is saving the dense forest and wildlife’s so effective. Currently, there are nine national parks, three conservation areas, three wildlife reserves, and 11 buffer zones. And it is 19.67 % of the total land area of Nepal.

Three of the national parks are listed on the world heritage list as well. These national parks and conservation areas include various forest ranges in the country, along with the rarest wildlife and birds of different species. Best place to visit for Visit Nepal 2020. These places seem to be a small world of beautiful nature on their own. Full of dense forests, waterfalls, flora, and fauna, these places are of so heavenly beauty once you visit this place, you never want to leave.

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Best Hospitality


There is a saying in Nepal “ AtithiDevoBhawa,” which translates into “Guests are a god.” This shows how much respect Nepalese people have towards the tourists. They believe that the guests are god, and serving them in the best manner is the most prominent religion. They believe in the best service and offer the best hospitality when they have to serve any guests. So being in Visit Nepal 2020 will make your journey best with the humble and warm welcome and treatment of people. They are very friendly and will treat you with so much respect.

People won’t even call you by your name. They might call you Brother, Sister, Sir, Mam, etc. because calling people with their name is not considered respectful in Nepal. And the word “Namaste” is the greeting here, which means ‘Salutations to you’ or ‘I bless the divine in you.’

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They say, “Heaven is Myth, Nepal is real.” And there is no doubt in that statement. The natural beauty of this country is just breathtaking. The mixture of all kind of landscapes, dense forests, waterfall, rarest wildlife, etc., they have made Nepal a beautiful destination. There are no specific limited reasons why you should visit this country; in fact, you can visit it for any reason. Whether you want to conduct research in dense forests, get your inner peace in the snowy Himalayas, or explore into the mountain, Nepal is your best destination for Visit Nepal 2020. Even if you want to know about culture, traditions, festivals and various languages, this country will surprise you on every level.

The rare animals that are getting extinct in the entire world in the world as a whole are found here like the Bengal Tiger, Red Panda, Snow Leopard, etc. and various birds like Spiny Babbler, Himalayan Monal, and Pheasant, etc. are found in Nepal. It’s a unique country in terms of its geographical landscapes, weather, and natural beauty. Every place in this city has its beauty and history. And that also you can visit all those places at the lowest cost. You can spend months in this country in just a few dollars. And the culture of  Nepal is just more than amazing. The local traditions, culture, and festival of people are sure to give you the utmost pleasure. And the people here are very kind, polite and respectful. They provide you with the best hospitality and service.

Book your trip and get a discount for the Visit Nepal 2020 campaign.

Especially n  visit Nepal 2020, Nepal is celebrating its tourism campaign Visit Nepal. During this time or before this time, various places will make even more attractive, the cost charged might also fall low, and the best service will be provided to the tourists. Numerous festivals are celebrated, and programs are organized to promote tourism in the country. The place full of mountains, forests, biodiversity, adventure, and culture will never fail to stun you in any aspect. So, be part of this fantastic Visit Nepal 2020 Campaign and explore Nepal in a much better way. This is the country which you must visit at least once in your lifetime. So, make sure you don’t miss it. Book Everest base camp short trek for Visit Nepal year 2020.


Annapurna base camp trek Price, ABC permit & fees

Annapurna base camp trek price

Annapurna Base Camp trek price differs from agency to agency according to their rules and regulations.

How much does it cost to reach Annapurna Base Camp Trek price ? To answer this question is difficult as the answer will not be straight forward. A point to be noted on this that for the exact cost calculation, many factors are there, such as package details, number of travelers, accommodation cost, flight cost, and many more.

Comparing the cost policy from a different agency, it makes slightly different on trek cost. The significant factors that make a massive difference in ABC trek cost price: are hotels, accommodation, transport, and no group size and as well as the total trip cost. However, the marginal cost Above the Himalayan offers starts from USD 580 for seven days trekking start and end at Pokhara.

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The season in which you are trekking can also make a vast difference. Spring and autumn seasons are the best seasons for trekkers to head towards the lap of the Himalayas. We can observe a crowd of people visiting at that time. So, there is a high chance of a cost increment on flights, accommodation, etc. due to the peak season. Trekking can be much expensive at this time.

On the contrary, the summer season and winter season are the off-season for trekkers. Visitors are offered with off-season packages at a lower price.  Apart from this, due to fewer tourists at the place, accommodation charges, flights charge will be relatively less. Travelers should feel lucky as the trek can be made in fewer amounts.

What make the trek price differ

Besides this, the trek cost can be varying based on though which you buy your trek:  from the online agent, Travel agent, online group agent, in-country guide, local guide. The type of trek you want either all-inclusive or with a guide only causes a cost difference.

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Choose wisely on this matter, Above the Himalaya offer a flexible price with an expert guide to Annapurna base camp trek price.

Please make sure you book your ABC trek cost with the private company, which cost you cheaper. For an average of 12 to 13 days trek towards Annapurna Base Camp, the prices range from 1000 USD to 1200 USD approximately.

The total trek cost depends upon the services you choose and the itinerary you plan for. Longer the route, there will be a high cost. However, Above the Himalayas aims to make your journey fruitful and so it offers reasonable trek cost, which is USD 950. It is probably the best and cheapest price for Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

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Here are the lists of things, which include in Annapurna base camp trek price

  • Pick up from the airport after arrival and drop services during your departure from Nepal.
  • Two-way ticket from Ktm-Pokhara-Ktm
  • Accommodations during the time of stay at Nepal
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu inclusive of breakfast, lunch according to the itinerary (Deluxe 3 star hotel)
  • Accommodation in Pokhara inclusive of breakfast, dinner according to a plan.
  • Arrangement of the beautiful and clean accommodation in pristine surroundings at guest houses/lodges during the trek.
  • All types of meal during the trek
  • Availability of Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entry permits, as well as the Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS), permits.
  • A good arrangement of complementary welcome and farewell dinner in a typical Nepali culture.
  • Half-day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Well experienced guide and porter, all service charges, Government Taxes, and paper works.
  • Other miscellaneous stuff such as Trekking map. A down jacket and sleeping bag must be returned after the completion of the trip.
  • Availability of First AID boxes and medicines with your guide.


Annapurna base camp trek price excludes :

  • Insurance costs, personal equipment, drinks, etc. are your extra costs.
  • International flight cost
  • Kathmandu Pokhara Kathmandu flights
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Tips to guide, porter and driver

The prominent reason why you should book a trekking trip with a trekking agency is that you need not have to worry about the trek as all the small things are taken care of by the agency.

Accommodation, meals will be scheduled ahead. A good plan tripped can be enjoyed much compared to a messy trip. All the document works are done before-hand makes the journey smooth.

Overview of the trek

Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp and hiking to the poon hill are the most adventurous things anyone could experience.  The Annapurna region accumulates all the sheer beauty, splendid massive mountains, and pristine environment and undoubtedly will be one of the lifetime experiences anyone could ever have.

Interestingly, reaching the lap of the Annapurna region is the dream of many travelers.  Annapurna base camp trek cost is situated at the altitude of 4320m above the sea level. Pokhara marks as the starting and ending point for the ABC trekkers. Additionally, Pokhara, a second largest-city, offers splendid sunrise and sunset view from SarangKot and Phewa lake marks as the most peaceful and calm place, which for sure gives you a heavenly feeling.

Anyone can explore the beauty of more than dozens of peaks in the Annapurna region.

Mt. Machhapuchre/fishtail Mountain(6993m), Annapurna South(7219m),

Annapurna II(7937m), Annapurna III(7555m), Annapurna IV(7525m), and Huichuli(6441m) are some of the mountains that will give you eye-catching views from the Annapurna Base Camp.

Annapurna trekking will be one of the unique and pleasurable adventures for those who are always seeking to grasp new ventures in life.

The perfect combination of nature’s beauty and peaceful environment is what any traveler wishes to observe. Along with this colorful forest, diverse green vegetation and beautiful blooming rhododendron will melt your heart.


Some Facts of ABC Trek

Total Trip Duration: 12 days (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu)

Per Day Walking hour: 5-7 hours

Accommodation: Lodge aka tea house

Trek Grade: Easy-Moderate-Difficult

Transportation: Flight/drive, Tourist Bus

Highest Altitude: 4130 meters (Annapurna Base Camp)

Activity: City tour and trekking, Sightseeing

Trip snippets: 12 days, three nights at hotel seven night’s lodges, Breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek, breakfast at the city.

Best Seasons: Spring (March April and May), Autumn (September, October, November) Winter (December, and January)

July and August are not highly recommended for the trek

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Highlights of the Annapurna base camp trek price

  • Experiencing hot spring in Jhingu dada
  • eye-catching sunrise and sunset view from poon hill
  • Breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountains against the skyline
  • Multiple routes to ABC Trek that also passes through Machhapuchhre Base Camp(MBC)
  • Spectacular and closest view of snow-capped mountains such as Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Dhaulagiri
  • Chance to get acquainted with numerous mountains
  • The exotic beauty of flora and fauna
  • Exploring the Gurung culture and gain insights from their daily lifestyle
  • Marvelous glacier and peak views from Annapurna Base Camp and opportunity to visit the greatest George (Kali Gandaki)



Permits for Conservation Area:

Most of the trekking trails, as well as the Annapurna Base Camp circuit, which is famous widely, are grouped under conserved areas inside Annapurna Conservation Area. To enter into these areas, foreigners need to obtain an entry permit from ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project). as well as a TIMS card to trek in the Annapurna region. A trekking permit is a must to travel in those conserved areas.  Different ACAP entry permit fees are here below for foreigners and the SAARC countries.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek price Details

Permits and Fees in Annapurna Region:

  1. ACAP entry permit fee for a person (foreigners other than SAARC nations): 3,000 NPR (Approx. the US $30)
  2. For SAARC nationals, the ACAP entry permit fee is: 1000 NPR
  3. TIMS permit: 1,000 NPR (Approx. US $10)
  4. Childers under 10 age is not charged with any amount.



  • Anyone should fill up an application form along with other relevant documents and submitted it to the registered trekking agency of Nepal to get a trekking permit.
  • Requirements of the recent two passport-sized photos are a must for getting an entry permit.
  • Most importantly, visitors should pay the permit fee in the US Dollar.

Terms and condition for the Entry permit

  1. The entry permit thus obtained will apply to a particular conservation area only; they have to purchase a new entry permit for traveling other areas such as Manaslu Conservation Area.
  2. Once we make permit, it is non-refundable, non-transferable
  3. The traveler need to carry this entry permit with them throughout the entire trip and should be shown whenever and wherever any person of the conversation area asks for it.
  1. If Person enters to the conservation area restriction by law, then s/he will be charging according to National and wildlife conservation Act 2029 B.S
  2. If in case anyone wishes to obtain the entry permit along the trek routes and then need to pay an additional 100% for it.
  3. All the travelers should obtain their entry permit before entering to the conservation area.

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Places to get a permit for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

In Kathmandu, Foreigners can buy permits and TIMS cards from Nepal Tourism Board Office on PradarshaniMarg, Kathmandu.

In Pokhara, Foreigners can buy permits at Nepal Tourism Board Service Center in Damside or can also but at ACAP entry permit counter in Besisahar, Lamjung. Whereas. They can obtain TIMS from the TAAN Lakeside office in SantiPatan, Pokhara.

Note: Trekking agency will arrange these permits for you if you book through them.


Annapurna Base Camp trek price is a fascinating adventure along the lap of the Himalayas, and one of the best trekking trails to view fantastic magnificent peaks, ethnic diversity, the beneficial and charming Gurung communities, and diverse flora and fauna.

Above the Himalaya offer you a great package of ABC trek at a reasonable cost, and make sure you trek be the memorable one.

Plan according to your budget and enjoy the trip well. As discussed above, the cost of ABC trek depends upon the services and facilities, standard of food, and accommodation you will be opting for.

Please contact us for further details about the trekking packages.

We are happy to answer your queries.

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Nepal visa information, requirements & fees (complete guide)

Nepal Visa Information

Nepal is a beautiful country of the Himalayas, and every year, more than thousands of tourist influx here to observe cultural, geographical, and traditional diversities. Unfortunately, many people are unaware about the visa process in Nepal. Therefore, Get full details here about Nepal visa information.

This article is for those who are wondering about how to get Nepal? Nepal’s visa application process is an easy task making the traveler easy to visit Nepal. The only international airport in Nepal is Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), located approx. 5 km far from the city of Kathmandu at the elevation of 1,338 m. (Ring Rd, Kathmandu 44600)

In Nepal, the Immigration Office, Tribhuvan International Airport, which is also theunder the Department of Immigration, is supposed to provide a visa on Arrival to the Tourist Flying into Nepal. Or you can also get a visa from the embassy of Nepal in your place if it is available or consulate.

Note:  Nigeria, Ghana, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, Somalia, Cameroon, Swaziland, Iraq, Ethiopia, Liberia, Palestine, etc. are some of the countries which are not eligible for Nepalese visa from the immigration entry points of Nepal.  The citizen from those countries should obtain their visa in their own country to Nepal Embassy and consulate.

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Nepal visa information requirements for traveling

Nepal has made a visa process easier for all travelers, either moving through airways or land borders. You will get your visa after your arrival in Nepal.

The following are the lists of things you should to get eligible for Nepalese visa:

  1. Valid passport with a blank page (The passport should have a validity of at least six months)
  2. You should fill the online application form for the visa at immigration entry points.

III.       Two recent passports sized photographs

  1. Foreign currency to make visa payment

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Nepal Visa Policy

  • You cannot stay in Nepal or enter here without a valid visa, which is considered as illegal.
  • You can obtain a tourist visa at the immigration entry points in Nepal, or through the Nepalese embassy or any other mission offices in your country.
  • Visa fees must be paid in cash as a credit card, and Cheque is not acceptable.
  • Please make sure to bring cash for the visa fee payment.
  • Children under the age of 10 are not charged for a visa; however, obtaining valid permission is a must for everyone.
  • Issued visa is not changeable, and the visa fees are non-refundable
  • You must immediately contact the immigration office for document transfer if you are obtaining a new passport or any travel document.
  • While trekking, you must carry your valid passport and travel document. You should not enter places that are strictly prohibited until the authorized person permits you. Not allowed to perform any illegal activities that may hurt the sentiments of Nepalese people. Respect the tradition, culture, and feelings of Nepalese People.

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Nepal Visa for US citizens

Almost every country in the world needs a Nepal Visa guide to travel to Nepal. Exceptionally, Indian Citizen does not require any visa and passport to visit in Nepal as long as they have a valid government ID.

For all other countries, there are mainly two ways to get a visa for entry into Nepal.  For the American citizen, they can opt choice, obtaining a visa before the Embassy of Nepal, or obtaining an arrival visa at specific entry points in Nepal. Completing the visa application form and two passport-sized photos are the requirements for whether Applying through the embassy or on Arrival services.

Visa fees for all paid visas for American peoples are $25 for a 15-day visa, US $40 for a 30-day visa, and the US $100 for a 90-day visa. You will cost an additional US$ 20 if you are planning to visit Bhutan, India or Tibet. For this, you can choose multiple –entry visa in your application.

At embassy:

You can get the Nepal visa information on before your departure from the Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, the USA.

Washington DC; Sun Valley, Idaho; San Francisco, California; Chicago, Baltimore, Maryland; and Manhattan in New York City are the places where visa offices are located.

The visa issued is valid up to 6 months from the issued date and valid up to 90 days in the period of stay in Nepal.

The visa application process is listed below:

  1. You must complete an online application form that contains a tracking number for the mailing purpose to the embassy or consulate office
  • You can send your documents by registered mail or courier, can drop them at the nearest embassy Attaching the necessary fee.
  • If you want to send your documents by mail, then you must attach a prepaid return envelop.
  1. Visa fee payment must be done with the application form.

If there’s any update of your application and if the embassy needs any documents, then they will inform you via email and text.

Upon Arrival Visa Process for US Tourists:

You can get on arrival visa if you want a tourist visa, besides all other visas required a prior application at the Embassy of Nepal in the USA. Get Nepal visa information before you apply.

If you have not filled up the application form before your arrival, you ought to carry a couple of recent passport-sized photos, download the application form and fill it along with fee payment receipt and go the immigration desk for issuing the visa.

You can also fill up the application at the kiosks at TIA or by using a tablet or mobile phone upon your arrival. If you filled your application form before your arrival from our official website, then you can upload your digital photo as a visa photo. This will make the processing more comfortable, and visa issuing can be fast. For the payment process, you will be sent an email confirmation sent your email address indicating the nominated bank. You ought to carry a payment receipt from the particular bank and show at the immigration desk, and your passport is  marked  with a stamp by one of the officers at the desk

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Places to obtain Nepal Tourist Visa

Following are the list of the entry point from where you can get the Nepal Tourist visa:


  1. Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu.
  2. Immigration Offices along Nepal-India border
  • Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
  • Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
  • Belhaiya, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
  • Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
  • Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
  • Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)
  1. Immigration Office along the Nepal-China border (Kodari, Sindhupalchok, and Northern Border).

Nepal Visa on Arrival

Below are the steps to be followed for getting Nepal visa information. On-Arrival tourist visa at the airport (TIA):

In the first step, you should fill in the “Arrival Card.”

After then, you should fill Online “Tourist Visa” form which you can also fill before your arrival visiting our official website

.You should print out the submission receipt containing the barcode and print it out (Valid only for 15 days).

In the Second Step, You must pay your visa fee based on your visa requirement (15/30/90 days). Note that you can only use cash for payment, credit card, and Cheque is not allowed here.

Below are the lists of on arrival visa fee:

15 Days – 30 USD

30 Days – 50 USD

90 Days – 125 USD

Get the payment receipt

In the final step, you should hand your online form, payment receipt, and your passport to the immigration Desk.

After reviewing your all documents carefully, you will be issued a Nepalese Visa

Nepal visa Application 

You can avoid the long queues at the entry point by filling up the visa application form from the official website before your Nepal visit.

Fill out the online visa application form from here for Nepal visa information:

Nepal Visa Fee/Price

As per the latest update, Nepal tourist’s visa fee has been increased on July 17, 2019, and is listed below accordingly:

USD 25 or equivalent convertible currency for 15 days for single/multiple entries. For 30 days USD 40 or equivalent convertible currency. USD 100 or equivalent convertible currency for 90 days for single/multiple entries.

For the tourist of SAARC countries (except Afghanistan), free visas up to 30 days is provided, and after that, they have to pay USD$ 3 per day for additional days.

In the case that any department of Immigration recommends Afghan citizens, then only they will be issued with Gratis Visa (Free visa) on Arrival. Read all info for Nepal visa information before apply.

NRN (Non-Residential Nepalese) cardholder (issued by MOFA /Nepalese diplomatic missions abroad) and Chinese citizens are eligible for Gratis Visa.

Since 2015, the visa is not required for Indian national’s citizens as are as Chinese.

Unless, if their arrival in Nepal took place through flight, they would have to show a valid identification certificate (passport/ citizenship certificate) except the children under the age of 10 from all permitted nations except the US.

The Nepali tourist visa fees are likely to increase by 2021.

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Nepal Visa Requirements

You can extend your tourist visa either in Kathmandu or in Pokhara immigration offices on the same day of your extension form fill update.

Procedure for extending a tourist visa:

  1. Fill out the online application form
  2. Print, the bar code receipt, obtained after form submission
  3. You should carry a copy of your passport ID page and a copy of your current Nepali visa page
  4. After having the applicable visa fee, go towards the nearest immigration office.

I would suggest you fill the form earlier to avoid the long queues at the immigration offices.

Here are the lists for visa extension fees based on Number of days chose:

visa extension for 15 days or less= visa extension charge is USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency.  for more than 15 days = US $2 will be charged per day after 15 days. if you wanted to extend for  30 days = US $90 for 30 days.

The maximum number of days the visa can take is up to 150 days in a visa year (A year between January-December).

You can fill up the application form from here:

Make sure to click on the extension of the visa on the radio-button while filling the Nepal visa information form.

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Important tips for Visitors in Nepal for Nepal visa information

You should get the arrival/departure stamps on your passport at the entry-exit points to avoid possible legal problems. punished for the reason stayed in Nepal without a valid passport and visa. Be aware of brokers/cheaters and also false documents that may lead to a significant problem.

Do not try to take out the visa stickers from the passport. Respect the privacy of other people and do not visit the restriction areas unless you can go there. You are not allowing to change the purpose of your stay without informing immigration offices. You need to pay a fine of USD 3 per day at the airport in the case that you are staying over for less than 30 days.

We hope you enjoy reading the above Nepal visa information.

Annapurna base camp trek in Winter December to February

Overview of Annapurna base camp trek in winter

Annapurna base camp trek in Winter is most popular nowadays. Nepal, being one of the wealthiest countries on its Natural beauty. Serves the hungry desire of the Travel Geek to the fullest. Annapurna Base Camp undoubtedly is one of the best adventure treks you could choose in the Annapurna region. The trek combines numerous landscapes and gives you the closest view of higher peaks.

Annapurna Mountain (10th Highest peak in the world/8091m) is regarded as a goddess who always feeds its devotees as the Sanskrit meaning of Annapurna is “Full of Food.” This is why; any visitor visiting this mountain region is fed adequately with its scenic beauty. Apart from this, Mount Dhaulagiri (Sevenths highest mountain in the world) and Mount Machhapuchre (called as sacred mountain reflecting lord Shiva) are equally famous and easily noticeable mountains from the Annapurna Region. Lying on the lap of these highest peaks is a dream come real feeling? Annapurna Base Camp lies at the altitude of 4150m with precipitation of 12mm during winter. You can enjoy the peaceful nature and pristine environment.

ABC trek is the famous trek that leads around the valleys and shelter of diverse flora and fauna. Therefore Annapurna region is the chain of breathtaking mountains in the serene environment. Apart from this, trekker here will have the chance to know the Gurungs culture, their lifestyle, and, most importantly, can enjoy Gurungs folk dance.

Get the bests view of Mt Annapurna

We can observe the best fascinating views of various massive peaks such as Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna South, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, and many more from the ABC.

Anyone can engulf heart-soothing felling having the closest view of these stunning peaks. The Annapurna Himalayan range is one of the large fields expanding from Vara Shikar toward Manaslu and Lamjung Range, which is approx.60-70km far away. This enormous range comprises more than two dozens of the splendid Himalayas that includes one mountain over 8000 meters,  thirteen peaks over 7000 meters and around sixteen peaks over 6000 meters.

The incredible Annapurna panorama Himalayan views of Mt. Annapurna, Mt Dhaulagiri, and surrounding peaks take your breath away.


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Trip  Facts of ABC Winter Trek

Total Trip Duration: 12 days (Kathmandu-Kathmandu)

Walking Hour Every Day: 5-7 hours

Accommodation: Lodge aka tea house

Trek Grade: Moderate

Transportation: Flight/drive, Tourist Bus

Highest Altitude: 4130 meters (Annapurna Base Camp)

Activity: City tour and trekking, Sightseeing

Trip snippets: 12 days, 11 night’s lodges, Breakfast, lunch, and trekking at day time

Best Seasons: March April and May, September, October, November, December, and January

July and August are not highly recommended for the trek


Annapurna Base Camp Trek Best Time to visit

Autumn and spring seasons are the best seasons to trek in the highest summit of the Annapurna region according to traditional history. September, October, and November Fall under autumn Season while March, April, and May falls under spring season. These seasons are considered best because of its modest temperature with sunny and warm weather favoring the trekker to capture stunning views. Each season has its peculiar characteristics to depict. Visitors can enjoy the different landscapes in each season. Summer or monsoon seasons (June to Aug) is boon for the botanists while it may be not much suitable for keen trekkers as erratic rainfall may occur any time of the day and can continue for many days. Besides, the attack of Leech can be disgusting and make the journey unfruitful.

Winter seasons (Dec, Jan, and Feb) are for those who want to enjoy their journey by themselves by avoiding the crowd. Moreover, this season is perfect for solo travelers. The prominent reason to travel in this season is that it offers bright mountains with no precipitation views as compared to another season. Additionally, the months of this season provides the visitor to celebrate different festivals and make them cherishable moment.


Annapurna base camp trek in December -February (winter)

If you want to experience a lifetime moments and want to be surrounded by snowy mountains under the crystal clear sky, then with no doubt, the winter season is perfect for you.  There is the fore say the fact that the winter season is not suitable for trekking due to its cold weather. However, it does not means the path is closed throughout the year.

Many challenge trekkers traveler enjoy this off-season trip engulfing the heavenly feeling being surrounded by the sparkling high mountains. The winter season is not much popular as other spring and autumn seasons for trekking in the Annapurna region. The places around the Annapurna region will also be icy as the temperature goes below 0C and can be as low as -10C. I am resisting most of the visitors to trek due to unfavorable weather conditions.

However, the adventure lover and the travel geek trek on this place by uprooting the obstacles. Moreover, for that traveler, the benefits outweigh the obstacles. The prior benefit for trekking at this time is transparent skies with no rainfall at all. Cheaper accommodation and less crowded trail are other attractive factors to travel at this time. Last but not least, the dazzling and wonderfully beautiful views of Eye-catching Mt Annapurna, Mt Dhaulagiri, and Mt Machhapuchhre portray the best’s aspects among all the seasons.


Highlights of the ABC trek in Winter

  • Crystal clear view of snow-capped mountains
  • Dazzling and impressive sunrise and sunset view from the lap of Annapurna Mountains
  • At morning, the lower portion of the peaks are covered with fog, so it seems like the floating mountain to the visitor who is a very peculiar experience as compared to another season
  • Eye-catching views of the snow-capped mountains against the skyline
  • Spectacular and closest view of snow-capped mountains such as Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Dhaulagiri
  • Exposure to beautiful flora and fauna
  • Hot baths in natural hot springs in Jhinu Danda
  • Snowy surroundings on the way to Annapurna Base Camp

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Annapurna base camp trek weather & temperature in December to February (winter)


Are you planning about trekking in Annapurna Base Camp in winter?

Are you worried about the weather and Temperature Condition during that time?

Not to Worry!!

Have a glance over the predictable table showing Weather and Temperature during winter.

Do extensive pre-planning, bag pack, and head towards the ABC trek to make your journey the best pleasure moment?

The weather of Annapurna Base Camp in winter is pretty cold, with the average min temperature of -22C and avg max temperature of 4C. Usually, the daytime temperatures can range between 9-12°C, and evenings can drop to below zero.  Although, Mornings are typically filled with fog, and sparkling rays of sunlight can only be seen after 8 A.M.

Along the trail, we can view the awesome of Rhododendrons making the forest colorful. Rhododendron, as well as other lovely flowers, begin to bloom at the end of winter, alluring trekkers in every possible way.

PlaceElevationMinimum temperature

(degree C)

Maximum temperature

(degree C)

Precipitation (mm)
Pokhara1400 m7.620.412
Ghorepani2750 m-2.28.413
Chhomrong2340 m-51841
Dobhan2600 m-101540
Annapurna Base Camp4130 m-22412

Benefits of Trekking ABC in December to February, winter

  • Stunning mountains view as the sky is crystal clear.
  • Best suits for night time photography.
  • We are witnessing rich cultural diversity.
  • Best time to grab the off-seasons discount on accommodation and flight fare.
  • There will not be much crowd at this time. Hence you can also enjoy your journey to the fullest.
  • In December, you can involve in the Christmas Celebration.
  • In January, you can grab a unique opportunity to celebrate Nepalese New Year.

Disadvantages of Trekking ABC from December to February, winter

  • Due to shorter days and longer nights, you cannot cover most of the distance at day time.
  • You might encounter snow at the lowest elevation 2500m, due to winter storms makes your trek journey to halt.
  • There will not be a pretty low number of teahouses and lodges. You must adjust to whatever available.
  • You could be prone to Acute Mountain Sickness due to cold weather conditions.
  • By the end of December, the weather gets worsening, making harsh weather and difficult for trekkers.


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Short Itinerary (day to day Itinerary):

The 12 days Annapurna Base Camp trekking design by Above the Himalaya trekking is one of the most awesome trekking destinations.

Day 01: Fly or drive to Pokhara.

Day 02: Drive to Nayapul, trek to Tikhedhunga. 1 hour drive/3 hrs walk

Day 03: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani. 6 hrs

Day 04: Hike to Poon Hill (3210 meters) and trek to Tadapani. 8 hrs

Day 05: Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong (2040m). 5 hrs

Day 06: Trek from Chhomrong to Bamboo / Dovan (2580m). 5-6 hrs

Day 07: Trek from Dovan to Deurali (3290m). 3-4 hrs

Day 08: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m). 4-5 hrs

Day 09: Trek from ABC to Bamboo (2500m). 6-7 hrs

Day 10: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu (Hot Spring) 1500m. 4 hours

Day 11: Trek to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara.

Day 12: Fly/drive back to Kathmandu.

Note: The trekking distances and hours provided above are only approximate data and basically for general information.

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If you are enthusiastic trekkers, then ABC trek will be on your Bucket-list for sure.

Are you planning your trip to Annapurna Base Camp Trek? Trekking will be extra-ordinary during the winter season, and you will feel ecstasy.

Pokhara serves as the starting point of the trek and offers you to join numerous festivals with delicious food at the food festival.

Don’t hesitate to contact us.

Above the Himalaya, trekking will be happy to serve you and fulfill all your requirements and finally make your journey a comfortable journey.


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Annapurna base camp solo vs group trek

Overview  of the Annapurna Base Camp Solo Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular tourist destinations for its exceptional beauty of Himalayas. The Annapurna Himalayan range is one of the large fields expanding from Vara Shikar toward Manaslu and Lamjung Range, which is approx.60-70 km far away. This gaint range comprises more than two dozens of the splendid Himalayas that includes one mountain over 8000 meters,  thirteen peaks over 7000 meters and around sixteen peaks over 6000 meters. All the visitors from all around the globe are lured to Annapurna Base Camp Trek for its spectacular beauties of dozens of Himalayas, raw adventures along the ancient trail, and exploring Gurung villages.

Exploring Glacial, Memorial, and Himalayan ranges will be best in early morning and evening depicting its spectacular beauties. Apart from this, we can enjoy natural hot spring in Jhingu dada and trek to famous places such as Landruk, Pothana, and Dhampus Phedi.

Choose the best Annapurna bsae camp solo trek in Nepal

Annapurna, which lies in the northern central part of Nepal, comprises Mount Annapurna I (world’s tenth highest mountain peak). This mountain is regarded as a goddess who always feeds its devotees as the Sanskrit meaning of Annapurna is “Full of Food.” This is why; any visitor visiting this mountain region is fed fully with its scenic beauty. Apart from this, Mount Dhaulagiri (Sevenths highest mountain in the world)and Mount Machhapuchre (called as sacred mountain reflecting lord Shiva) is equally famous and easily noticeable mountains from the Annapurna Mountain.

“The best dreams happen when you’re awake.”  The quotes are worthy when you travel to ABC. You will be experiencing a life-changing adventure by visiting Annapurna Base Camp. The high snowy mysterious mountains are with no doubt, best destinations for adventure seekers, travel geek, and for those who are fond of experiencing new challenges.

Highlights of Annapurna base camp solo trek

  • Breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountains against the skyline.
  • You are enjoying the trails that are filled with lush green forests.
  • Chance to explore Gurung’s local culture and lifestyle.
  • Multiple routes to ABC Trek that also passes through Machhapuchhre Base Camp(MBC)
  • Spectacular and closest view of snow-capped mountains such as Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Dhaulagiri
  • The exotic beauty of flora and fauna.
  • Beautiful eye-catching sunrise and sunset view from Annapurna base camp.
  • Chance to visit Kali Gandaki (the most magnificent Gorge ).
  • Marvelous glacier and mountain views from Annapurna Base Camp.

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Solo Annapurna Base Camp Trek:

If you are a peace lover and self-enjoyed person, then ABC trek offers you an awesome solo trip.

But, trekking alone can also be a wholly different yet unique experience.

Does anyone have thoughts about how wonderful and experience will solo trekking be?

Yeah, solo trekking will help you to discover who you are. Traveling alone gives you freedom so you can smoothly go by yourself. Besides, you will encounter lots of other trekkers on the way and can trade information with them, get trail info, accommodation info, etc. As safety is considered, many travelers prefer the famous routes for trekking so that plenty of fellow travelers will be encountered on the way, either in teahouse. So there would not be any safety issue to occur. You can carry a guide book with you while traveling to satisfy your hungry desire for traveling and exploring nature.

Moreover, you can get cultural info through the local Gurung communities and their way of living.

Another advantage of traveling alone is you can pick up a well-known guide by yourself who will be your constant companion throughout the journey. To do this, you can have continuous communication with them and setup pre-meet and get a chance to learn new cultural experiences.

Benefits to Travel solo in ABC trek

  • Chance to discover yourself who you are
  • Cheaper Trekking Journey
  • Flexibility to choose your route and accommodation
  • You will be accumulating a unique experience and learn how to rely on yourself
  • Build up confidence and chances to meet new like-minded friends


Annapurna Base Camp Group Trek:

Annapurna Base Camp group trek will offer you lots of happiness, and you can make your trip a life-changing experience. If you are an extrovert and the social fun loving person, then this trip is definitely for you. Traveling with family members and friends on Annapurna regions to share all the life journey and strengthen the bonds among each other.

Groups laughing and chatting along the way will help to forget all your pain and struggle.

Traveling on a high peak is a tedious journey, but no more with the like-minded travelers as they will be motivating you and keeps on the right track.

There is risk will be less hiking in the group, as the trails cross avalanches and other challenging terrains.

ABC group trek will be more fruitful, cherishable, and memorable as there will be extensive pre-planning in the group.

Advantages of travel in a group

You can make your trek happier and memorable. You can share ideas and learn new things. Annapurna Group Trek is more safety. Cheaper trekking as the cost will be diving among the trekkers. Travel agencies will offer Trekking packages with a substantial discount for group travelers.

Annapurna base camp solo vs. group trek

Nepal’s name always pops up in the first place when it comes to choosing a trekking destination globally. Nature’s gifted country Nepal is rich in mountains comprising of 8 mountains out of 14 peaks that are above 8000 meters altitude. It is a matter of pride for all Nepalese, every year, thousands of visitors around the world influxes in Nepal for trekking purposes. They are allured by Nepal’s Beauty that they never failed exhausted traveling to the lap of Himalayas.

Interestingly Trekking in Nepal is well suited for both solo travelers as well as group travelers.

There are benefits to both to weigh before deciding how to travel: solo, or with a group.

Comparatively, ABC Group trek is always beneficial to avoid loneliness as groups make you happy and make the journey fruitful. Moreover, Group travels encourage you to learn new things, getting knowledge of new cultures (Gurung), and their lifestyle.

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Likewise, ABC group travel will broaden your mind to strengthen cooperation amongst each other. Most importantly, you can grab a heavy discount will traveling in a group and spent much time and explore nature’s beauty as long as they want.

Contrastly, solo trekking is perfect for those with traveling passion and wants to explore the world uniquely.  Additionally, solo trekking will offer you the flexibility to choose your accommodation, preferable routes, etc.

Solo trekkers get a chance to discover themselves and gaze the nature from the nearest point of the heart. ABC solo trek avoids the distraction and will realize what a beautiful world we are living in.

Nevertheless, whether you are a solo traveler or group traveler, ABC trek never fails to allure you with its marvelous and dazzling mountain views.

So pick up your choice, pack your bag, and head toward to explore the beauty of nature, the mountain groups of Annapurna Region.

Best time to visit ABC trek

Spring (March to May) and autumn (Sept to Oct) are the best seasons for heading towards Annapurna base camp trek due to the moderate weather condition of these seasons. These Seasons offer a sunny and warm climate with pretty low chances of rainfall. Due to its perfect weather conditions, visitors can view dazzling mountains views waking on the lap of the enormous Himalayas.

Trekking in the summer or monsoon seasons will be significantly affected by rain, making the unclear views of mountains. However, the nature with its lush green forest will be worthy to see in this season. Henceforth, Botanist would love to visit this season.

If you are a not crowd person or the person wishing to enjoy yourself, then you can visit Annapurna Base Camp trek during winter. Despite this, the temperature at this time can nearly go to less than -5 sightseeing will be difficult in the early morning.

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Best Time for a visit for Solo and Group Trekkers

The best to visit ABC for solo trekkers will be during the winter season as there will be a pretty fewer number of people, while Group trekkers have multiple options for choosing trekking time.

However, winter has the most unobstructed view of the mountains with no precipitation at all.

April holds the best month for both types of traveler as it is the first month of spring with newly blooming rhododendron and other attractive vegetation.

Visiting the Annapurna region in every season has its specialty and offers peculiar scenic beauty.

Plan your trip well, and enjoy the beauty of Nepal throughout the year.

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Adventure is worthwhile” traveling in the foot of such stunning mountains of Annapurna Region.

Annapurna base camp trek via poon hill

ABC trek will give you tons of photographic options and marks your journey the happiest moments of your life.

Singu Chuli (6501 m), Annapurna Sanctuary (4130 m), Machhapuchhare (7000 m). Machapuchare (6993 m), Hiunchuli (6441 m). Tilicho Peak (7134 m), Chulu Far East (6059 m), Nilgiri Himal (7061 m) as well as  Pisang Peak (6091 m). and Poon Hill (3210 m) are some of the famous mountain peaks located near Annapurna.

Incredibly panoramic mountain views, stunning sunrise, and sunset views, Colorful vegetation and variety of flora and fauna, Exploring Gurungs culture and dance and relaxing in the pristine environment are the perks that both types of traveler would achieve in ABC trek.

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Shivapuri Hiking, Changu Narayan to Nagarkot hike

Shivapuri hiking

Shivapuri National Park was established in 2002. It is located in the northern corner of Kathmandu Valley. It occupies the area of 159 square kilometers. Shivapuri National Park is in the first place for water supplying to Kathmandu. The national park has got some popular religious sites and a very famous hiking route through the refreshing lush green forest in the lap of the Himalayas. in Shivapuri hiking, You will feel the extreme geographical attributes and different kinds of flora and fauna.

Start a full-day hiking tour to Shivapuri National Park. We picked up you from the hotel and driven to Budanilakantha, a lying stone statue of Lord Vishnu. It is a 5th century stone sculpture of Vishnu, which is located below the hill of Shivapuri. As a protective deity of Hindus, he is shown in the form of wild boar holding the Earth. This statue shows Vishnu rescuing the earth from the clutches of the Demon.

After visiting this site, you can start your Shivapuri hiking from the entry point of National Park. It’s a tremendous walk along with the lyrical whistle of birds and starring monkeys. This national park can be the best place for bird watchers nearby Kathmandu along with clouded tigers, wild boars, barking deer, mongoose, and reptiles as well. Spot wild animals keep distance by human presence. You can observe plenty of butterflies near the water catchment area.

Meet local people with their daily life in Shivapuri hiking

There are few plodded paths made by local people for their daily activities though they have to take permission. You have to pass lush vegetation often through the rhododendron forest.  on the trail of Shivapuri hiking, there is a Buddhist monastery where monks practice Buddhism and meditation, as well. After reaching the top of the mountain, you can see the crystal unobstructed snow mountain, including the Langtang range. The elevation of this hill is 2732 meters above the sea level. It is a great reward to see the panoramic views of the Himalayas and its beautiful view of the Kathmandu valley and surroundings. Those Himalayas are Langtang range, Manaslu, Ganesh, and many more.


Hiking Route: Shivapuri National Park

Duration:  One day/ 5 to 6 hours

 Grade: Easy

Altitude: 2732 m

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Day hike from Kathmandu

Day hike to Nagarkot from Changu Narayan

There are many places in and around Kathmandu for a day hike. A short and pleasant hike from Changunarayan to Nagarkot offers the commanding views of the Himalayas over the horizon. If you have got your short period and looking for an easy hike, the walk from Changunarayan to Nagarkot can be the best option.

The hike to Nagarkot from Changu Narayan helps to explore the life of the countryside in Kathmandu. The life of villagers has remained unchanged even though it’s not far from the capital. Doing Namaste is a customary manner for those villagers. If it’s a public holiday, kids like to talk with visitors in broken English.

Changunarayan Temple is situated on a small hillock to the east of Kathmandu. The temple complex has got the astonishing views of the Kathmandu valley. This pagoda temple was built in the 5th century. This is one of the best examples of Nepalese wooden architecture in magnificent style, and some stone and metal sculptures also surround it. The countryside is beautiful and unspoiled. The temple of Changunarayan was declared as World Heritage Site in 1979.

Hiking from Changu to Nagarkot is easy one

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You can tenderly walk to Nagarkot after visiting this oldest temple of the town, or you can also walk downhills from Nagarkot to Changurayan. The trail passes through the villager’s home. Villagers are so welcoming while moving their homes. You can see the ranges of Snow Mountains to the north and terraces and green fields to the southwest. This hiking trail is undemanding along the ridgeline with stunning views across the valley to the high mountains. After reaching the top Nagarkot, the view of the Himalayan ranges is thrilling. Nagarkot is a hill station which is very popular for the breathtaking views of the Himalayas.

You can see the rolling hills, deep valleys lush pine forest in a quaint rural area. The Himalayan ranges seen from Nagarkot are Annapurna to the far west, Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang, Jugal, along with Mt. Everest to the Far East. Nagarkot is famous for the sunrise and sunset to see the golden ray sun over the mountains. The route offers a grand view of village life. It can be an ideal hike to get the real taste of trekking in Nepal for those who have got a limited time. Shivapuri hiking is one of the best from Kathmandu.


Hiking Route: Changunarayan to Nagarkot

Duration:   One day/ 5 to 6 hours

Grade: Easy

Altitude: 2195 m

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Everest base camp trek weather in September to November – Autumn

Everest base camp trek weather

Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most adventurous and exciting treks of the country. Mount Everest, situated in Nepal, is the highest mountain in the world. The beautiful, glorious mountain is the pride of the country and one of the major tourist attractions. Every year thousands of tourists come for the trekking of the mountain. And one of the significant parts of Mount Everest route is Everest Base Camp. Not everyone can reach the summit of Mount Everest.We are discussing here about Everest base camp trek weather.

Everest base camp is a small heaven located at an altitude of 5364 meters. To reach even at the base of Everest is an achievement for one’s life. It’s a beautiful place surrounded by white snowy mountains, which gives a clear, direct view of the sacred mount Everest. Everest base camp trek is considered as one of the most popular trekking routes not only in the country but in the entire world. If you are the kind of person who believes in achievements, who has the highest goals in life, and who want to invest in a lifetime experience, we are there for you to make your dream complete. So let me first explain to you why Everest Base Camp trek and especially the trek in the months of autumn should be in your bucket list:

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Everest Base Camp Trek in September

The month of September marks the end of monsoon and the beginning of the autumn season. This month also starts the most popular trekking seasons of the years. From September to the preceding next two months, trekking routes are full of travelers. Being part of these beautiful adventures can make anyone’s life better and make their days count.

  • Temperature

The normal temperature in September is around 15 Degree Celsius in the daytime and falls to about 2 Degree Celsius at night. This daytime temperature helps the trekkers to observe their environment and beautiful mountains more deeply.

  • Wind

The average wind speed of Everest Base Camp in September is usually 4-5 MPH.

  • Rainfall

Autumn starts after the end of monsoon in Nepal. In these months of wind of Everest Base Camp, the EBC  area is mild and bearable. There may be little rainfall in the earlier days of September, being the ending time of monsoon. Otherwise, this month has the best weather, neither very cold nor very hot. Warm weather with clear mountains and perfect views makes this month perfect for the Everest Base Camp Trekking.


The weather of Everest Base Camp Trek in October

  • Temperature

The temperature of the Everest Base Camp in October is indeed favorable. The average temperature will be around 14 Degrees Celsius in the daytime. And at night being the Himalayan Area, the temperature falls to -6 Degrees Celsius. However, sometimes, due to the presence of sunlight in the daytime, the temperature may reach up to 20 Degree Celsius, and night temperature may fall to -10 Degree Celsius. This temperature makes October a suitable month for Everest Base Camp Trekking.

  • Wind

The speed of the wind is around 5-7Mph. This makes the trek suitable for you will cool wind flowing as it does not bring any difficulties in trekking. Also, after the monsoon, all the dirt and dust are cleaned up with water, making is a pollution-free and suitable place.

  • Clouds

In October, the days are sunny and bright. There is no presence of dense clouds of fogs. This is the best aspect of the trek, as you can get a clear view of the mountains.

  • Rainfall

The monsoon has just finished, so there is no chance of rain, making your way easier for the Everest Base Camp trek.

Because of all these aspects, the month of October is considered the best month for Everest Base Camp Trekking.

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The weather of Everest Base Camp Trek in November

  • Temperature

November is another great month for Everest Base Camp Trekking. The average temperature of the month is around 12 Degree Celsius in the daytime and -12 Degree Celsius at night. In the daytime, the days are usually sunny, but you may get to see some snowfall by the end of the month. The favorable weather and bright clear sky make this month also one of the best months for Everest Base Camp trekking.

  • Rainfall

There is usually no rainfall in the month. And the days are quite sunny with average sunshine hours of six to seven.


Risk factors In Everest Base Camp Trek

  • Health issues

Health issues include both the physical and mental health conditions of the trekkers. Physical health problems include nausea, vomiting, weakness, or any other adverse effects on health due to altitude sickness or any other reasons. And also, sometimes being on the very high altitudes may result in homesickness, fear, and nervousness. So before going on a trek to Everest Base camp, make sure you are physically, mentally, and emotionally fit.

  • Budget issues

The budget for the Everest Base Camp Trek in the months of autumn includes the cost for the package, equipment prices, permits cost, and cost of various other materials required on trekking. Before you go on the trekking, make a clear plan of your trekking, and allocate the budget accordingly. The average budget of Everest Base Camp trekking may be up to USD 1200. But it also depends on the days you spend there and the trekking company you choose.


  • Environments factors

No matter how precise the forecasts are, sometimes the climate of high altitude areas is unpredictable. So before you move, to take all the necessary materials and equipment with you and be prepared for any difficulties that may sometimes arise.

Considering all these and other related risk factors will make your trekking more facilitated and easier.


Reasons to explore Everest Base Camp:

  1. Flight to Lukla

Everest Base Camp Trek begins with the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Throughout the flight, you will get to see the fantastic mountains and greenery below you. Flight to Lukla is considered an adventure of its own. It is also known as one of the most exciting and thrilling trips in the world.

  1. Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar is a small town in the elevation of 3440 meters. Everest Base Camp trek goes through Namche Bazaar, allowing you to explore this beautiful small market surrounded by green hills and fantastic natural scenarios.

  1. The world-famous Sherpa culture

Sherpa’s of Nepal are famous for their history of hospitality and leadership skills. They are involved in business around the Namche bazaar and other area and mainly as the trek guides. With this fantastic adventure, you get the opportunity to get familiar with these Sherpa people and experience their hospitality.

  1. The breathtaking view of Mount Everest

This is you’re only opportunity to get a picture of the top of the world, Mount Everest, the most heavenly mountain, and the lifetime pride for you. With the trek of the Everest base camp, you get to touch the base of the tallest mountain and also get the stunning view of Everest.

  1. Sense of pride and achievement

From past to now, people are involved in trekking the Everest base camp because it is not just the journey or an adventure, rather it is an experience that you will cherish forever, a lifetime achievement that will make you proud of yourself. It’s sure to bring new perception, self- confidence, and hopes to your life.


Best time to do this trek

September, October, and November

These months of autumn are known as the best time to go on a trek of Everest Base Camp. Also, these months are prevalent in terms of trekking in Nepal. The main reasons are the suitable temperature, beautiful climate, and favorable cloud and rainfall conditions. The detailed weather of these months is explained below:



Everest base camp trek and its weather in autumn is the perfect combination of climate and nature along with the best hospitality of Sherpa’s. The weather of September, October, and November make the autumn season an ideal time of the year to go on Everest Base Camp. The bright sunny days, along with the spectacular views of the beautiful mountains, makes this trekking a dream adventure. Everest Base Camp itself a matter of pride of the country, and to be in this place for at least once is an achievement itself. And the excellent climatic conditions, favorable temperature, and clear visibility make this trek completely unforgettable.

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Annapurna base camp trek 10 days

Annapurna Base Camp trek 10 days is a famous trail in the Annapurna region, which takes you through an ever-changing landscape of rice fields. Bewitching forests and tiny local villages with a distinct culture. The trekking of Annapurna base camp is circled with spectacular snowcapped mountains ranges. ABC Trek will provide you with the closest view of the world’s tenth highest mountain.

Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Mt. Machhapuchhare (6997 m) and others like Annapurna South (7219m)m, Mt. Gangapurna (7455m)and Hiuchuli (6441m). Annapurna base camp trek is considered to be the best way to explore Annapurna Himalayas. From both sides as well as a perfect destination in the Annapurna trekking region. It offers an excellent opportunity to surround oneself with Himalayan peaks and to witness the glacier

This Annapurna base camp trek 10 days takes you directly to the base of the mountains for fantastic views of Annapurna I. (the 10th tallest peak in the world) and Machhapuchhre or Fish Tail, which has been referred to as the Matterhorn of Asia.  The trek is a shorter option than the full circuit and is very popular due to the close-up views of the tall peaks (most over 7000 meters) in the Annapurna Sanctuary. 

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek 10 days begins from Birethanti starting point, and from here, you walk to Ghandruk Village.

This is one of the best trekking of Nepal

 Walking further leads to the emergence of a region which goes to the uphill trail: steel suspension bridges, fewer vegetation areas, densely forested areas, beautiful oak forest. And the thick bamboo forest, including the largest rhododendron forest of Nepal. Of all the villages that the trail of Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes you to, Sinuwa village is calm, peaceful, and scenic.

Its background mountains include Fishtail and Gangapurna. We know trekking is tiring, and we also know that trekking offers breathtaking views; therefore, we all want you to rest overnight at Jhinu Danda, By walking 20 mins downhill from Jhinu Danda, you will reach Jhinu Hot Spring, which will boost your tired body for the last trekking day of Annapurna Base Camp. 


Annapurna base camp trek 10 days highlights :

Lush forests of Rhododendrons and oaks.

Wander around Gurung Villages.

Glimpses of Rural Nepalese village lifestyle.

Stunning views of Mt.Machhapuchre(Fishtail) and massif Annapurna.

A visit to the hot springs in Jhinu Danda works magic on your tired trekking legs.



Annapurna base camp trekking route is mixed with different ethnic groups; Chhetris and Brahms are in the lower elevations and Mongoloids. Mostly people from Gurungs and Magars in the area, famous for the Gurkha regiment. In the evening, some village offers you local cultural shows, if you are interested you can join also.

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BEST TIME to Visit

Nepal’s weather is generally predictable and pleasant, and the weather during the trekking season is somewhat more stable. The country levels are from 60 m above sea level to the top of the world (Mt. Everest

February, March, April, May, June, September, October, and November is the best month to enjoy Annapurna Base camp Trek. Trekking is possible in July & August too. However, clear visibility may not be as consistent as in other seasons due to unfavorable weather conditions.

How to get there

Most of the Annapurna treks start and end in Pokhara, Pokhara is the second-largest city, it is very peaceful and quiet compared to Katmandu, which is 200 km distance. Daily tourist bus, private vehicle, and several daily flights are operating from Kathmandu to Pokhara; Tourist buses are from USD 9 to 25, Private vehicles from USD 120, and flights are USD 125 one way. You can take any options as per your time and budget.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Difficulty

Annapurna Base Camp trek is a moderate level trek in Nepal. The Annapurna base camp trek is a little demanding and a little challenging. During the Annapurna Base Camp trek, you will trek to the highest altitude of 4160 meters at the Base Camp. Walking to high altitude remote places isn’t so easy.

With high altitude comes several challenges as well. You can have easy walking of 5 to 6 hours a day in a relaxing way by visiting famous places on the route. The trekking can be completed within 7 days to 11 days. So, you can see our other Annapurna trek packages also as per your time frame.


What to pack

 These are some essential recommended items for full knowledge for what to pack get here 1. Base Layer 2. Trekking Shirts 3. Trekking Trousers and Shorts. 4. Fleece Jacket 5. Insulated Jacket 6. Hard Shell Jacket and Rain Gear 7. Sun Protection Hat 8. Trekking Backpacks 9. Camera Gear and Accessories 10. Hiking Boots and Socks 11. Jackets and Other Outerwear 12. Long Underwear and Base Layers 13. Gloves, Hats, and Rain Gear Other Essentials. 

Annapurna Base Camp Trek  Cost?

Annapurna Base Camp Trek 10 days costdepends on the hotel, transport, no group size, and other matters; it starts from USD 890.

Cost Includes Transport from KTM – Pokhara – KTM, permits, accommodation, meals, guide and porter, all service charges, Taxes. The extra cost to consider is your insurance, visa, personal equipment, drinks, etc. 

The advantage of booking a package trek to Annapurna Base Camp is that everything is taken care of for you. Accommodation will be scheduled ahead; meals will be paid for and arranged. All our guides and porter take all your small things to care; you get local area information and other details with your guide.

Annapurna base camp trek ten days itinerary details:

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal (1320m).

 Our representative will be at the airport and take you to the hotel. We will check your equipment process for the permit and give you information for your trekking program.

Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (900m). 7 hrs. 

 Today we will drive to Pokhara, about 6 to 7-hour drive with panoramic views of Annapurna Himalayas. Machapuchare, and Dhaulagiri in the west, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east. The town of Pokhara is considerably less hectic than Kathmandu and is the starting point of your trek. Discover beautiful Phewa Lake, known for its tranquility and perfect picture postcards, or visit Devi Falls, a minor waterfall named after a tourist that fell inside. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara. 

Day 03: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk (1940m.) 4 hrs. 

 After breakfast we take a private car drive to Nayapul takes you about 1 hour 40 minutes. The trail first drops down to Birethanti, crossing the suspension bridge over the Bhurungdi River. Birethanti is a beautiful village. Initially, the trail winds along the Modi River, and the trail is flat up till Syauli Bazaar. We are leaving the riverbank. We then hike on a winding path till Kimche. From Kimche, the trail further ascends towards Ghandruk crossing Chane. Overnight at a guesthouse. 

Day 04: Trek to Chommrong (2140m.) 5 hrs.

After breakfast, climb up for an hour up to Ghandrukkot, and then a steep descent takes us to the Kimrong Khola. After another steep ascent from Kimrong Khola, we make an hour of easy walk. Then we take a steep climb continuing up to Chhomrong. Towering above the village is the mighty peak of Annapurna South, with the Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhare) facing it across the valley. Chhommrong is a beautiful village located on the lap of the giant Annapurna massif. Overnight at guesthouse. 

Day 05: Trek to Dovan (2500m.) 5.30 hrs.

 After breakfast, start your journey with the downhill to the Chhomrong Khola, and again, we continue climbing to Khuldighar at 2380 meters. There is a clearing in the forest a little further on, from which the route travels very steeply down a rock bank then levels out, running through thickets of bamboo at the bottom of the gorge, always keeping on the west side of the river. Overnight at guesthouse. 

Day 06: Trek to Deurali (3200m.) 4 hrs.

 A short walking day today because of the altitude and risk of snow avalanches in the area that we need to cross in the next morning. Our day begins with the climb through bamboo, then rhododendron forests to Himalayan Hotel and on to Hinko cave. The accommodation will be in Deurali; on the ridge above, Hinko is the stretch of trail that is most subject to avalanche. Overnight at guesthouse. 

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Day 07: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m.) 5 hrs.

 Today the trail climbs on past the Machhapuchhare Base Camp, which isn’t a base camp since climbing the mountain is not permitted. Since mountains surround it, this area is known as the Annapurna Sanctuary. Two hours trek from Machhapuchhare Base Camp takes you to the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) at elevations of 4160 meters. There, you will view unobstructed views of mountain scenery, which is very spectacular. Overnight at guesthouse. 

Day 08: trek descend back to Sinuwa (2360m.) 6 hrs.

 Wake up in the early morning to see the best of the sunrise as it spreads its rays over the countless icy peaks and the valley that surrounds us. On the way to Annapurna Base Camp from Machhapuchhre Base Camp, the scrubby vegetation fades to just a little grass and lots of rock, snow, and ice depending upon the season.

We are now in the very heart of the Annapurna Sanctuary as the valley widens under the grinding power of the glacier. The multi-summit mountain wall of Annapurna South (7,219m) to Annapurna I (8,091m) now towers in front of us. We stand in a snowy mountain caldron of unmatched natural beauty.

Take your time to soak in the scenery and take lots and lots of photos. Your guide will point out the main mountain peaks, and the routes brave climbers have followed to reach their summit. But eventually, we must depart and commence our return down the glacier valley. The descent will be much faster than our ascent, and we will end the day at the village of Sinuwa not far from Chhommrong. Overnight at guesthouse. 

Day 09: Trek down to Siwai and drive to Pokhara.

 The trek down from Sinuwa to Siwai goes through the beautiful villages of Chommrong, Jhinu, Kyumi. You are following the Modi Khola to the prosperous town of Ghandruk. Northern views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhare are in sight along the route. When you reach Siwai, you will be taken to Pokhara city, overnight at a hotel in Pokhara. 

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Day 10: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu.

Today, we drive back to Kathmandu or take a short flight back. The Drive is about 6 to 7 hours by tourist coach/ private car, and the flight is short 25 minutes, transfer to hotel, we will take you for a special farewell dinner.



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