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Trip Overview of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna base camp trek 7 days is one of the best and short trekking in the Annapurna region. This trek is arranged with just a trail of trekking within 7 days in Annapurna base camp. This is the Short Version of ABC Trek. this short trek is perfect for those trekkers who don’t have lone time and still wanted to reach the base camp. The route gives enough time to witness the staggeringly beautiful peaks of all the Annapurna giants. That encircles the basin: Annapurna 1 (8091 m), Annapurna South (7273 m). We can also get the best view of  Glacier Dome, Gangapurna (7454 m), the unclimbed Fang (7647 m), and the fishtail peak of Machhapuchhare (6997 m).

The ABC  make your fun and pleasure with its amazing landscape. A great insight into the natural and cultural heritage of the tiny Himalayan country, Nepal. the walking route will be passing by the diverse ethnic group’s culture and verify vegetation forest and wildlife.

How to start ABC trek 7 days

ABC trek starts from Nayapul about 1 hour 30 minutes’ drive from Pokhara. You feel saturated by nature and unidentifiable calm in the heart and soul. The central part of trekking in Ghandruk Valley is on the top of the ridge, more than 500 m above. We will walk through the best rhododendron forest. We pass rice terraces of rice fields and green vegetation till the trail to the Chhomrong village.

Machhapuchhare Base Camp is another heavenly trail. We will have spectacular views including Himchuli, Gangapurna, and the ever-changing Machhapuchhare, which sheer triangular face takes on yet another aspect here. Furthermore, from here the path will get in the moraines and reaches the world of ice and snow.  Annapurna sanctuary from where you will see incredible 360-degree views of the Annapurna ranges and above the massive Annapurna glacier.

Collecting lifetime experience, we retrace from ABC to Chomrong and then to the Jhinu Danda. You can go to take a natural hot spring bath at the Jhinu danda. There are small bath pools. After that, the trail leads to the rhododendron forest and passes to Pothana and Tolkha. The trail follows through charming villages of Nepal’s ethnic communities of the Gurung, & Magar. This fantastic trek finishes at Phedi from where we take a short drive to the city of Pokhara.

Our Guests Sharing Experience About Annapurna base camp trek

 

 

Nepal is known for the great trails of the Himalayas. People from around the world come to trek the different Himalayas of Nepal. ABC and Everest base camp are some of the high trek mountains here. Annapurna has many small peaks of more than 30 peaks in which seventeen peaks of height over 7000 meters. You can also get the breathtaking view of mountains like including Hiunchuli (6,441m), Gangapurna (7485m), Annapurna III (7855m), and Machhapuchhre (6993m). It is situated at an altitude of 4160 meters from the sea level. Interestingly Trekking to ABC is a delighting experience.

Highlights of Annapurna base camp trek 7 days

  • Lush forests of Rhododendrons and oaks.
  • Explore typical Gurung villages at Landruk & Chhomrung.
  • Enjoy the great view of Annapurna Mountain ranges and Mt Fishtail, (Machhapuchhure).
  • Get 360 degrees of fantastic mountain views from Annapurna Base Camp.
  • Enjoy a Natural Natural bath in hot springs at Jhinu.
  • Outstanding view of the mountains

Trekkers choose the Annapurna base camp trek is to see the outstanding view of the mountains. While passing through the different villages you will get an amazing view of the high mountains of the Annapurna ranges. Furthermore, this trek will also provide you a closes view of the Annapurna Mountains from all 360 degrees. in the early morning, we will have the mastering view of sunrise and sunset from Annapurna base camp.

Covid-19 updates & our safety precaution for Annapurna base camp trek

It is safe to travel trekking in the Annapurna region on post-COVID 19 Above the Himalaya Trekking always puts the safety of our guests, employees, and community at our priority. The Everest base camp trek is one of the world’s best trekking trails and offers you stunning views.  If you choose to join us for your Everest base camp trek, you can be confident that we have implemented social distancing and sanitation procedures to ensure your comfort, health, and safety while cruising or staying with us. Thus worrying about the risk of COVID cases is minimum with our team as we are always concerned about the safety of our customers.

As a locally-owned small business in Kathmandu Nepal, we are deeply connected to our community. We will continue to do our part to keep our guests, employees, and community safe and healthy during this time. It is our passion to share the beauty of Nepal Himalayas with our guests and we look forward to doing so this autumn in the safest way possible.

What we are doing for our Tour Group:

  • Limitation on tour group sizes
  • Offer free hand sanitizers and face masks
  • Hygiene Safety Regulations for Customers
  • Mask: Need to wear it all the time when you are in-crowds.
  • Hand cleaning: We suggest guests use hand sanitizers available.
  • Social distancing: Maintain a physical distance of at least 1.8 meters.
  • wearing a mask and using sanitizer regularly during your travel
  • Eating healthy food
  • Encourage drinking plenty of lukewarm water

Hygiene Safety Regulations for Staff

  • Our guides are well trained with Intensive wilderness First Aid
  • Masks and Gloves: Suggest to wear all times while serving customers.
  • Hand cleaning: Suggest to clean regularly.
  • Medical checkup: Employees will be going through regular medical examinations.
  • Eating healthy food
  • Clean and sanitize frequently when touching the surfaces.
  • Encourage drinking plenty of lukewarm water
  • Emergency Warning Signs will keep at the entrance.

Our Annapurna base camp trekking group size

Our Annapurna base camp trek group sizes are quite small and from 2 people to 10. We always make a small group to reduce the impact on the environment and to enable us to provide a more personal service. The maximum group size on most of our treks/tours is 12 and the minimum group size is 2. if you are a single traveler we also operate a private solo trip for you. After the COVID 19 pandemic, we are now making our trekking group size a 10-person limit, this also makes it easy to provide you the best service and look after all of you from your trekking guide and porter. So any number are you are don’t matter you can book your trip with us we are happy to run the best holiday for you.

Annapurna Base camp trek 10 Days itinerary

 The Annapurna base camp trek 10 days itinerary is suitable for the more time holder trekkers and wanted to do more way with ensuring the s proper acclimatization by limiting gain in daily altitude.  Furthermore, we can cover Ghandruk village and Poon hill also in 10 days time frame,. So that you can enjoy the full part of Annapurna base camp in 10 days. This amazing journey takes you through the scenic beauty of the Himalayas and its landscapes, ethnic villages where you will trek 10 to 18 km per day and the route covers approximately 115 km.

Enjoy the Spectacular mountain view

One of the best memory that you will have during this trek is amazing to view the sunrise from the trek. Nepal is a magical place to visit people of every age. Are you planning to visit Nepal in the year 2021? Then a big congratulation to you. You made an absolutely right decision. Annapurna region also provides a diverse terrain, vegetation, wildlife, and dynamic culture.

Clearly, You will get a chance to get close insights into nature and its components. Mainly, Gurung and Sherpa are the major inhabitants of the Annapurna region. While trekking, you will get to know about their culture and tradition.
Along the trail, you will be all surrounded by serene landscapes and spectacular environment, charming Gurung and Magar villages, dense rhododendron forest, alpine forest, and Bamboo. Additionally. The route to Annapurna base camp goes through Machhapuchhre base camp. We can spend a night at MBC to enjoy the view and go early morning to ABC to catch the sunrise ray or we can spend overnight at Annapurna trek 5 days also all depends on your fitness level and interest.

This route involves many pleasurable short treks such as Poon Hill, Dhumpus village trek, Machhapuchhre base camp trek, and Ghandruk village trek. You can explore many places that are filled with exceptional natural beauty.

Explore Amazing Pokhara valley

You will be starting your trek to Annapurna base camp from Pokhara valley. Pokhara valley is one of the most beautiful places in Nepal because it is also a major tourist destination. 8 beautiful lakes and many caves. Phewa Lake is one of the famous places of Pokhara. Pokhara is the city that never sleeps, the night ride of Pokhara is just mind-blowing. Pokhara is known for ancient caves some of the caves in Pokhara are Mahindra Cave, Chamera Cave, Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, etc. besides this Pokhara is the most developed city in Nepal.

Enjoy the natural hot spring at Jhinu danda

The route to Annapurna base camp goes through the natural Hots spring nearby Jhinu Dadha. Many of the trekkers take this way while trekking back to Pokhara. Bathing in a natural hot spring will take away all your stress and tiredness from the trek. In addition to this, it is believed that the water of the spring has a special quality of healing pains and aches. Hot spring also has a huge religious aspect. Hence, it is said that the water of a hot spring clean you’re sole spiritually.

Visiting Spectacular traditional and natural village

Annapurna base camp trek is an amazing and joyful journey which goes through the many small and big village of the Annapurna region. During this trek, you will get a golden opportunity of getting close to Nepali culture and tradition. During these days you will also get to observe the local lifestyle of the people living in remote areas. Landruk, Ghandruk, and Chhomrong are some of the famous villages of this region. Trekkers also take a day off from trekking to explore the lifestyle of the native people. Gurung and Sherpa people are local inhabitants of this region. Annapurna region is often referred to as a heterogeneous place as all the religions such as Buddhists, Hindu, and Pre Buddhist people are prevalent here.

Diverse fauna and flora

Annapurna region is filled with natural beauty. One of the most important and largest conservation centers of Nepal “Annapurna Conservation Area” falls on the Annapurna base camp area. And, This area is very rich in biodiversity and a terrific variety of wildlife. A survey shows that is a home of r 1,226 species of flowering plant. We can explore the unique 105 mammals, 518 birds, 40 reptiles, and 23 amphibians. Besides that, many rare animals like the snow leopard, the red panda is protected in their natural environment. Also, many endangered snow animals are conserved here.

A mesmerizing view of  Annapurna Mountain range

The most famous place for the mesmerizing view of sunrise and sunset Poon Hill also falls on the route of the region. You can get a terrific view of the sun rising from the middle of the high Snow Mountains. this trekking provides you the best view of mountains like Dhaulagiri (8,167m/26,795ft), Machhapuchhre (6,993 m/22,943ft), and Gangapurna (7,455m/24,459ft). Lamjung Himal, Annapurna South, Annapurna1 8,091 m (26,545 ft), Annapurna 2, 7,937 m (26,040 ft) Annapurna 3, 7,555 m (24,786 ft)  The Annapurna 4, 7,525 m (24,688 ft) range of Mount Manaslu region 8,163 metres (26,781 ft)

Tips for Annapurna base camp trek

Here are some helpful tips that you will need to have before trekking to this region.

Gain Special Training before you trek

Though you do not need to have special training and skill for trekking to Annapurna base camp. You need to have basic training. Physical fitness is a must for this trek and you will need to have excellent strength, conditioning, and endurance to be able to complete the trek. It is better if you spend at least four-five days a week before trekking doing some sort of intense physical exercise. You can do Yoga, physical exercise, and swimming before trekking. If it is possible you can go trekking some of the low altitude mountains and some short distance hiking.

Moderate level of trekking

Despite being the 10th highest mountain trekking to Annapurna base camp is not that hard and moderate level of the trek. You do not need to attend any advanced level training. However, physical training and hiking experience would help you to ease the trek. But you need to be physically and mentally fit for trekking this place. People of any age can trek to Annapurna base camp as long as they are fit and healthy. In comparison to other trekking places, the Annapurna base camp trek is at a lower risk of altitude sickness. Though the route is somehow uphill and downhill, this trek is doable and not that hard to walk.

Packing idea

Packing for the trek before trekking is very important. During trekking, any long-distance trek your feet are the most important part of your body so taking good care of your feet while trekking is mus. The route to Annapurna base camp is very rocky and hard to walk. So you will need to have a pair of trekking boots for this trek. Another important thing that you will need to have before trekking to Annapurna base camp trek is water purifying tablets and water bottles. Keeping your body hydrated is very important and drinking tap water is not safe so you should carry purifying tablets is necessary. Along with these things some cash, a waterproof down jacket, and sleeping bags are some gear that you will need to have before trekking.

Annapurna base camp trek equipment list

The Annapurna base camp trek is a moderate grade trek so you need to have the proper equipment to succeed this trip.

You will sleep in the tea house and eat there so you just need to carry your personal belongings which are enough from the cold. Below are some suggested items to take with you while trekking in ABC

  • Walking boots with waterproof and have ankle support
  • Trainer or casual shoes you can use after a day trek.
  • Hiking Shorts (3): Quick drying type, not cotton!
  • Trekking Pants (3), preferably that zip on/off at the knees so you can use them as shorts also.
  • Loose, casual trousers for trekking
  • Thermal wear for colder areas
  • Lightweight underwear – Capilene or other synthetic.
  • Cotton pants or (loose jeans/khakis).
  • T-Shirts: Cotton for lower altitude walking. the synthetic is good above 2500m.
  • Thermal Underwear: Synthetic polypropylene
  • Waterproof JacketQuality waterproof clothing is essential. A proofed nylon or Gore-Tex jacket is recommended
  • Fleece jacket or pullover.
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional).
  • Goretex or warm jacket for winter trekking bring the down jacket
  •  women sports bras, Synthetic
  • Strong rucksack or large holdall to be carried by porters
  • Daysack to carry valuables such as passport, cash, camera, travel documents  personally
  • Plastic bags or stuff sacks to store
  • Plug adapter  2 round pin
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pen, Pencils, and small notebooks
  •  Extra contacts or glasses
  • Quick-drying towel (medium-sized)
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap/handwash
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • Wet wipes
  • Sanitizers
  • Water purification tablets or  iodine
  • Refillable Water bottles
  • Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava
  • Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking
  • Sunglasses or goggles
  • Warm gloves
  • Towel
  • Sun lotion
  • Lip balm
  • Sunglasses protect from day sunlight
  • Sleeping bag rated -20 degree Celcius  you can also get a sleeping bag liner
  • Some Extra pairs of T-shirts and also shorts.
  • Trekking pole
  • Camera
  • Flashlight and battery
  • First aid kit (with moleskin for blisters)
  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of your passport

Hydration is the key for the Annapurna base camp trek

Drinking water is the main thing to consider for your trek in Annapurna. Water becomes more important for your body if you move to a higher altitude. You have to drink 4 liters of water a day. There are lots of drinking water taps on the route to Annapurna base camp. So, always carry a water bottle with you. Also, you will need to carry purifying tablets with you like drinking water from the direct tab is not safe. In addition to this, you should not drink hard drinks such as alcohol, beverage, and other drinks. Drinking hard drinks in high altitude places can cause serious heart damage.

Be prepared for any problems that come on the way

The main problem while trekking to high altitude places is altitude sickness. Altitude sickness is a common problem while trekking to ABC. So you need to be prepare before trekking. You should be comfortable with the outdoor world, as the environment of the mountain region is comparatively different and hard. You should be prepared for bugs, dirt, baby wipe showers, and going to the toilet outdoor.

If you are trekking in a peak season then you may have to share your room with fellow trekkers in hotels. the upper part of the trek has a limited lodge and you may have to stay on teahouse with small places and need to share the room with others. Electricity is not available in the Annapurna region but sometimes power can cut so better you can carry a power bank with you.

Let us make the best plan together to make your journey wonderful. There might be many queries revolving around your head about the trip to Nepal. This article will help to clear all your doubts related to the trip to ABC. We will discuss the climatic condition, temperature, best time to visit ABC, Safety, costs of traveling ABC, risk, and difficulty trekking to Annapurna Base Camp, so on. I am sure knowing all these factors you will feel super comfortable traveling to Nepal. read our FAQ section for more information about the Annapurna base camp trek.

Annapurna base camp trek cost

Trekking to Annapurna base camp price ranges from USD 590 to USD 1080 for an average of 7 days to 12 days trekking. Furthermore, if you take a flight to Pokhara it cost you on top of that USD 100 each way. The package covers the transportation, all permits, lodges accommodation, your trekking guide, and porter with also their meals. Your accommodation and daily meals, service charges, and taxes.

Annapurna base camp trek solo

Annapurna base camp trek solo is more fun, free, and easy to explore the trekking trail in Nepal. You can walk at your own pace and make your own itinerary on a solo trek. Annapurna base camp is one of the most popular trekking trips for solo traveling trekkers traveling solo. Many solo trekkers trek with a guide or guide/porter from our company, it is not good to trek alone and is good to support the local economy. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a popular choice and a very safe place for solo hikers and female travelers. you are very safe with us as we will provide you the best guide who knows the trails, shows expertise, and keeps an eye out for your concerning altitude sickness.

Accommodation during the ABC Trek

During your Annapurna base camp trek, you will overnight at local tea houses. Tea house accommodation is a basic lodge which has a common dining hall to eat dinner and chit-chat with fellow trekkers. The lower section of the trekking like Choomrong, Pothana, Landruk has good tea house facilities. It has a hot shower and a private bathroom where the room is on a twin sharing basis. You can also get a single room which adds a small extra cost.

While you are in the Annapurna base camp trek are the rooms are basic and in 1 room they have 4-6 beds. The shower and bathroom also on a sharing basis and you find it difficult to take a hot shower here because it’s going to be difficult to get warm after you have a shower. They have 1 dining hall for lunch and dinner, the room has not hearing system so you need a good sleeping bag and liner. However, they have heating in the dining hall especially during the winter with a kerosene heater.

 


Annapurna Base Camp Trek - Trip Info

Duration: ( 07 Days from Pokhara to Pokhara )

Max. Altitude: Annapurna Base Camp (4130m/13550ft)

When to Travel: February to May, September – Mid December are the best seasons.  During the winter months from December to Mid February, it is cold and can be snow on the trail, July & August are rainy time, trekking can be done, but visibility can be poor due to rain.

Trip Details: 07 days, 6 nights Lodges, Breakfast lunch, and dinner during the trek.

Our trek dates: We can offer this trek on any dates during the months Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November, and December for a group of 2 to 12 people.

Trek Grade: Moderate

Annapurna base camp trek is the moderate level of trekking is about 5/6 hours walking with the lunch stop en-route and arrive at your camp in the late afternoon. Most trek days are 5 to 6 hours long so we may take a lunch stop en-route in this grade we will also use some smaller, less well-traveled trails that may be rockier underfoot and a little steeper. These Moderate grade treks go up to 4100m height and durations are 5 to 08 days.

The moderate grade trek overall is not that long, usually 7 – 10 days in total. There will be we can have a chance to get the altitude sickness above 3000m. making sure to climb high and come to sleep at low after 3000m We suggest that if you are a reasonable level of fitness. You don’t need to be an experienced trekker to enjoy this trip – it might be your first ever trek.

Equipment Renting and buying: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however, in Kathmandu, there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment. We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however, in Kathmandu, there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment.

Your trekking luggage:  You will have 1 porter for 2 trekkers basis to carry your luggage. the maximum weight per trekkers is 15 kg as we never overload our porters. however, you only carry your valuables in your backpack., including your sleeping bag, and down jacket; other items not required on a trek can be stored in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

Your Trek Leader and Support staff

Your trek is leading by or experience trekking guide and porter who are joining you from Kathmandu. All of our guides have trained for and attained a Trekking Guide license provided by the Government. The license exam is organized by TAAN and Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management (NATHAM) every year.

They have vast knowledge about the trekking trails and kinds of medical treatments and emergency services of first aids, altitude sickness, and other relevant issues. Your belongings will be safely taken by our Porter, making your walk easy, more pleasant, and comfortable. Our porter will carry a maximum of 30 kg in total for 2 trekkers’ bag. If you have any extra weight, We suggest you hire another porter and will cost extra cost.

Transportation on the trek

For the Annapurna base camp trek, there are different means of transport. our trip starts from Pokhara and ends there so we use private car transport. it is for the trek start point and finish point to Pokhara. If you are travel to Pokhara from Kathmandu you can take 25 minutes flight or 6/7 hours drive by bus or by private car. the main way to get there is by driving. Above the Himalaya, trekking is always careful to choose the best transport options available for your travel period. We choose the transport means as per your package itinerary and budget also.

Passport and Visa info

First, be sure you have a valid passport with at least 6 months’ validity from the return date.  You can obtain visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport. USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency for 15 days for single/multiple entries. If you get a visa for 30 days It is USD 50 or equivalent convertible currency. USD 125 or equivalent convertible currency for 90 days for single/multiple entries

You can get a Nepal visa before arrival from the Nepalese Embassy in your home country. Likewise, you can easily get an upon arrival visa at Kathmandu airport and other different borders from Nepal.

We find that most travelers find themselves in difficulty as sometimes; they don’t carry money to get a visa at the time of their arrival. There is no ATM inside the visa section. Though there is a provision of ATM outside, it is more likely that sometimes it doesn’t work. So, for your comfort, we recommend you bring the cash US$ to get them on arrival visa.

Money Exchange for the trek

For the Annapurna base camp trek, you need some extra money for your day to day personal expenses. Nepal banknotes come in Rupees, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 250, 500, 1000 denominations. Coins come in Rupees 1, 2, 5, and 10 denominations. Foreign currencies must be exchanged only through banks or authorized money exchangers. The receipts of such transactions are to be obtained and retained. Visitors can exchange foreign currency at the foreign exchange counter at the airport upon arrival too, Although their rates are quite low so better you can exchange in the city.

You can also get money from ATMs there are many in the city and it allows you a maximum of 40,000 per day. Visitors other than the Indian nationals have to make the payment in foreign currency (non-Indian currency) in the hotel. It also applies to book your trekking and tour. During the Gosaikunda trek, you need local Nepali rupees for your extra expenses. So you can carry enough amount for the trek there are no ATM facilities along the way except Dhunche.

Note: Most of the banks and Money changers in Nepal will not accept old foreign currency notes, torn, or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes.

Food on the trek

We will eat at the local guest house during our ABC trek. We will include your daily meals on our package, which covers your breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All the guest houses have a menu that is fixed by a National park or conservation area project. There are local to international hygienic food choices.

You will eat at the same tea house where you stay. To be vegetarian is better in high altitude and remote areas. The meet items are carried in a long way, so not fresh. The typical Nepali food is Dal Bhat ( Rice lentil, mixed vegetable curry, and pickle)

For breakfast, you will have a choice of pancakes (plain, apple, cinnamon, lemon, etc.) served with peanut butter or honey; porridge; egg items (scrambled, boiled, fried, omelet); bread (toast, chapatti). Lunch and dinner try Nepali food, They will also serve pasta, pizza, garlic soup, momos, curry, macaroni, and other rice and noodle-based dishes are served.

Drinking water during your trek

On the Annapurna base camp trek, We suggest you at least drink 3/4  liters of water per day while you are on the trail. While bottled mineral water can be purchased all over Kathmandu and along popular trekking trails, plastic water bottles are a significant problem in Nepal’s mountain areas. So instead of relying on bottled water, travelers should instead purify their water.

Get the water purification iodine or tablets. They are small, cheap, and light to carry, another better way is to get water filters they are low to carry and easy to use. You can bring two reusable water bottles. So that you always have one bottle to drink from, while the water in your other bottle is being purified.

 Showers and electricity – Most of the tea houses in the Annapurna base camp trek have a solar hot shower and have cold showers available. Few of them have gas Guizar or electricity hot shower. Few places every charge the cost for hot showers for the extra cost of around USD 3 to 4. Electricity is usually available in most parts of the route with hydropower, you can charge your battery for camera and phone, normally they charge an extra cost of about USD 1 to 2 for full battery charging.

Annapurna base camp trek group size

Our Langtang valley trek group sizes are quite small and from 2 people to 10. We always make a small group to reduce the impact on the environment and to enable us to provide a more personal service. The maximum group size on most of our treks/tours is 12 and the minimum group size is 2. if you are a single traveler we also operate a private solo trip for you. After the COVID 19 pandemic, we are now making our trekking group size a 10-person limit, this also makes it easy to provide you the best service and look after all of you from your trekking guide and porter. So any number are you are don’t matter you can book your trip with us we are happy to run the best holiday for you.

Health and Fitness: The main thing to trek in Annapurna base camp is,  you need your positive thinking and you need to able to walk 5/6 hours on the rocky trail. You can be fit for the trek before you arrive here by doing small exercises in your home country. The more stamina you built up is easier to trek for ABC. To boost your stamina you can do running, cycling, Zumba, or some yoga practices. You will be walking 5 to 7 hours a day during the so be prepare for your legs. The best exercise you can do in-home is squats and lunges.

Altitude sickness:  Our entire ABC trek itinerary is designed to climb slowly to prevent altitude sickness. When we ascend above 2500 meters, our bodies have to acclimatize to the decreasing amount of oxygen available. The early symptoms are a headache, extreme fatigue, and loss of appetite. The only cure for Acute Mountain Sickness is to descend. When we climb slowly, avoid alcohol during your trek, eat crabs food, drink ¾ liters of water daily will help you.

Communication  during Annapurna base camp trek

Annapurna base camp trek has the internet available at the lodges with some extra service charge. while you are in Annapuran there are telephones facilities in many villages. Now You can contact your family and friends via the lodges. Our guide has a cellular phone and We’ll communicate with them frequently to know the trek and your health. Furthermore, we are making sure to make sure you’re fine, safe, feel right, and have everything up there. Also, the easy way now is you can get the local sim card on arrival at the airport which has a 4g/3g network in most of the routes.

Now Most of the places in the trekking route have wifi service available Normally Wi-Fi works for every part of the trek in lodge/lodges which will be provided with a minimal fee or someplace have free.

Travel rescue Insurance

We suggest you have a full travel insurance package that covers medical, personal accident, emergency evacuation, furthermore, it should also include, trip cancellation, loss of gears, natural calamity, theft of or damage to baggage, etc. While you trek in the high altitude some time you get illnesses, small injured, or get sick. If you will get any problem and get ill or injured during your trek, Above the Himalaya trekking will taking care of you and in an emergency, we will rescue you.

If small injuries and health problems and altitude sickness are getting during the trek. Our staff will descend to you immediately. For the more serious medical issues, emergency  Above the Himalaya trekking company will arrange a helicopter rescues for you.

We need a guarantee of payment from your Insurance company or a cash deposit or a promise in Kathmandu. While you are trekking with Above The Himalaya Trekking, we will arrange the travel rescue insurance and initial payments. We will claim the refund to your insurance company again. Make sure when you buy the insurance it should cover bother rescue and medical assistance. We suggest you giving your full insurance information while you book your trip with us. For an emergency case, this will help us to arrange a quick and effective rescue operation and get emergency medical help.

 

Package Cost

Annapurna base camp (ABC)  trek cost depends on your group size how you travel by bus or private car and your trekking staff. Our package includes a trekking guide, porter, transportation by private car. It also includes the necessary trekking permits, accommodation meals, all service charges, and taxes. You can do the half board package also just hiring a guide, porter, get permits. for your meals and accommodation during the trek, you can pay by yourself also. You can browse these pages more for detailed prices and trip dates.

Tipping Info:

In the hospitality industry of Nepal, the workers except for some tips while you are in your tour or Trekking

While you are on the tour and trekking, you can tip the guide and porter. Normally, people tip 10% of their payable amount. If you have booked the full board package for your trekking and tour. but if you just hire guide and porter service you can tip differently like a per day calculation basis.

We don’t suggest tipping while you have something to eat at the restaurant as they have already taken a 10% service charge, and 13% Government Taxes. However, while you enter the hotel, the bell boy may expect some tipping.

Trip extension

After completing your Annapurna base camp trek and if you have more time you can do different activities in Nepal. You can go to Chitwan National park for a Jungle safari tour or can do a day Rafting trip.  Pokhara is a famous place for different adventure activities like Paragliding, Ultralight flight, Bungy Jump. We can arrange different tours and put these extra activities as optional tours and They are not included in your package cost.

You can arrange these activities with us at a good discounted price.  If you need hotel or flight ticket services after the trek we can arrange them at a reasonable cost. you can do the tour in Kathmandu city also or join a 1-hour scenic flight over Mount Everest. Furthermore, we are also offering Tibet tours and Bhutan tours.

 

Detailed Itinerary of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Be ready at your hotel after your breakfast, Youg guide will meet you with our private car and driver. We will drive with the countryside view to Phedi. It is a short 30 min drive.  The first part of the trail climbs up hills in a stone staircase. On arrival at the hilltop, we will have the first glimpse of the Dhampus valley is on the top of the ridge, more than 500m above. The trail climbs to the rhododendron forest before we arrive at the small village of  Pothana (1990m). You can enjoy the best view of  Machhapuchhare (6997m) except that from this angle, it looks more like a Matterhorn than a fishtail. We are following the rains in the central Modi Khola valley and reach Tolka.

Meals included:  Lunch and Dinner.

After breakfast, we will work through lovely terraces to Landruk village. Landruk is a small beautiful Gurung village that provides you an excellent view of rice terraces and river valleys. Furthermore, from the Landruk our trekking trail continues to Jhinu. Along today’s trail, we will enjoy Nepal’s best rhododendron forests.  We will also see the rice terraces of rice fields and the green valley of gardens through our path to the Chhomrong village. Enjoy the very near view of Annapurna South with the Mt. Fishtail, facing it across the valley. Chhomrong village offers you lots of Lodges providing excellent facilities. This is the main gateway to the Annapurna Sanctuary trek and inhabited by Gurung, one of the major ethnic groups of Nepal.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Morning breakfast with the sunlight of the Himalayas and the best views are there.  the first part of the trail is all downhill till the stream. It is a very nice decorative way of the stone staircase and crosses the Chhomrong Khola on a swaying Suspension bridge.  From here we start climbing the other parts of the valley. We will pass by deep forests of bamboo, rhododendron, and oak. After some flat trail and down till Bamboo, from there the path will follow another up hills to Kuldi (2470m).  We need to trek downhill from here, Be careful the trail is a steep, slippery stone staircase into a deep bamboo and rhododendron forest to the village of Dovan. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Today after breakfast we will trek to Modi Khola valley which is narrow and in between the mountains.  It will take us almost to the base of M.B.C.  ‘Machhapuchhare Base Camp. Since ascents of the mountains are prohibited. The bonus you get is the breathtaking panorama includes Hiuchhuli, Annapurna ranges, and the ever-changing Machhapuchhare. It is all surrounding by snow-capped peaks, which include Annapurna I, Annapurna III, and the fishtail spire of Machhapuchhare. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Today very early morning we start to climb Annapurna Base Camp takes, It can take up to two hours. We will walk with the ridge branching out from the mountain pass to the mountainside with broad terraced fields showcasing tranquil meadows and lush, fertile farming land. As you reach Annapurna Base Camp, enjoy the impressive picturesque landscapes, majestic panoramic view of snow-capped mountainous peaks, and varied Himalayan cultural settings tucked beneath the southern slopes of the Annapurna massive. The tremendous Annapurna Range stops your heartbeat for a while; a whole day without rest chill out around to explore ABC. In the end, we will drop down back to Dovan for the night. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

The journey starts back in the same way but you can gaze at a different view. This time we need to climb the steep, slippery stone staircase from the village of Dovan.Climb out of the side valley passing through deep forests of bamboo, rhododendron. After the uphill walking, we arrive at  Chhomrong. You can have some rest here and order a cup of tea. The trail is steeply down trekking more than 45 minutes take to you Jhinu, where you can enjoy the natural hot spring small polls near Modi Khola. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Today we have our last breakfast at Jhinu danda. Out trek, today is mostly the fat with spectacular mountain views. the trail goes above the Modi River with a full stone-paved path to a large and prosperous town Birethanti (1000m). We take a shortcut route to Birethanti and Nayapul. Our car and driver are waiting for you here to get to Pokhara. you will have a great time in this beautiful city, You can walk around the city of lakeside, can take a boat ride at Phewa lake, try some street food and enjoy your delicious dinner. , End of your trek.

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch.

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Cost Includes

  • Trekking guide who certified and licensed from Government and got training on high altitude sickness, first aid.
  • Trekking porter to carry your luggage. 1 porter for 2 people basis.
  • Trekking staff, food, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, clothing.
  • Twin sharing Tea house/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking.
  • Local Tea house also called guest house/ lodges twin sharing during your journey.
  • Your daily meal   (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). you can choose your meals from the menu, there are different types of food available.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Trekking Permit.
  • TIMS Trekking Card Permit for the Annapurna Trek
  • The guide will carry basic medical supply first aid.
  • Pokhara to treks start point Nayapul and trek finish point Phedi to Pokhara transport by Private vehicle
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • All our official paper works, service charge, and all Government Taxes

Cost Excludes

  • For any services in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Airfare to Nepal
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get a Nepal visa upon arrival at the Airport.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers.
  • Your personal expenses such as sweets, snacks, dessert, beverages and bar bills, battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance should cover both rescue and medical assistance.
  • Personal trekking equipment, you can buy and rent in Pokhara trekking stores
  • gratitude trekking staffs
  • Other of your personal expenses not mentioned cost includes section.
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2021 Jan 09 07 days US$ 585 2-10 PaxJoin Group
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  • Trip Duration

    Trip Duration
    7 Days

  • Tri Destination

    Destination
    Nepal

  • Trip Group Size

    Group Size
    2-10

  • Accomodation in Trip

    Accomodation
    Local Guest House

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    Maximum Altitude
    Annapurna Base Camp (4130m/13550ft)

  • Trip Difficulty

    Trip Difficulty
    Moderate

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Annapurna range is located?

Talking about the location of this region, it is located in the west direction of Kathmandu. As Annapurna Base Camp trek is famous for both external and internal visitors. This region could also be considered as the most trekked area than another trekking region.

How many miles is Annapurna base camp trek?

The popular trekking destination this trek is situated at 4130 m above the sea level. And it is approximately 19.4 miles far from the central hotel area of Ghandruk. Similarly, ABC is 23.5 miles away from Ghorepani Poon Hill. However, these are just the estimated distance.

Is Annapurna Base Camp trek safe?

Nepal trekking is generally safe and sound but while you trek in the base camp you need to follow certain precautions. Some time the trek has a risk of advances during the springtime. You can always get an update from your trekking agency and local people and now the information comes very fast as there are wifi and telephone facilities and most of the places reach the cellular signals.

how many days does it take to trek to annapurna base camp?

There are no fixed days that state the duration of Trek. This trek can be completed in 5-7 days (shortest duration) and can be extended up to 24-28 days too(Longest Duration). Basically, people travel for around 12-14 days. Doing so will ensure you do not miss any part of the journey. Depending on your itinerary and walking days the trek days vary.

How difficult is Annapurna base camp trek?

Well, We would say ABC Trek is actually the moderate level trek. Anyone with good stamina and average physical fitness can accomplish this trek. However, special training is the most required factor to ease your trekking journey.

How high is the Annapurna base camp trek?

This trek lies at an altitude of 4160 m above sea level. The incredibly panoramic view of dozens of mountains can be observed from the vantage point of ABC.

Which mountains can be seen from Annapurna Base Camp?

We can see various snow-capped mountains from Annapurna. Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Pisang Peak, Tilicho Peak, Manaslu, Gangapurna, and Paunga Danda are the mountains that we can observe from ABC. Apart from this, numerous peaks evolve are is above 6000-8000m in elevation.

 

 

What is the maximum altitude of Annapurna Base Camp trek?

The maximum height of the area is (4130m/13550ft). Starting your journey from Pokhara you will be gaining an altitude of 4130m, at Annapurna Base Camp.

How many km is Annapurna base camp trek?

The total route that ABC covers is 115 km. However, the total distance may vary depending upon the route you take. With the help of a guide, you may also take a shortcut route in some cases.

How difficult is this Trek?

Trekking of route is a temperate level trek. It’s challenging and the off-beaten road makes it difficult to. Thus the trek is leveled as a moderate-difficult trek.

What is the best time to trek Annapurna base camp trek?

Actually, Nepal’s weather supports traveling throughout the year. For your kind information, this trek is open almost on every date during the months such as Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November, and December. However, most people seem to visit this place during peak season. In the month of April-May, October-November we can see thousands of tourists in fluxing to trek in the region.

 

how many steps per day on the trek?

This trek one of the classic treks in Nepal. The trail passes mostly steps up and downhills. if we go through Tikhedhunga to 3000 stone steps climb up to Ulleri. Other parts also have a stone staircase.

annapurna base camp trek why?

This is a good question. The great answer is this is the best trek to see them close-up mountain view, easy access to the start point. We can make it 7 days to 12 days so suitable for anybody. This is a moderate trek so normal fitness trekkers can do this trek.

Do you need to hire a guide and porter for this trek?

Guide and porter are one of the respected jobs in Nepal. In fact, most of the local people of the trekking region are involved as guide and porter. Thus, it is always advisable to take a guide and porter for proper guidance.

What kind of lodges can we find along the ABC trail?

There are numerous tea houses and lodges you can find along the way. The lodges are clean, comfortable with an offering of a private room. And you can get local hygienic food in such lodges. Locally trained cooks prepare the food menu and you can choose from that.

What to bring, Take and pack on this trek?

As the trek marks the longest trekking destination among all other trekking destinations in Nepal. Thus you need to be well-prepared and bring all the necessary items beforehand.

Below is the list of items you need to bring, pack and take  on the ABC trek:

Legwear Items

Hiking Boots

(Trekking shoes/sandals)

Hiking/Thermal Socks

 

Medical items

•         Water Purification Tablets

•         Isotonic Powder

•         Diamox

•         General Medications

•         Basic First Aid Kit

•         Sunscreen/Lip balm/Wipes/Hand Sanitizer/

•         Toiletries

Carrying bag/Hand carry

Gaiters

·       Duffel Bag

·       Backpack

·       Daypack

·       Sleeping Bag

 

Electronic devices

•         Binocular

•         Camera/Video Camera

•         Extra Batteries/ Extra Chargers

•         Notebook/Journal and Pen (optional)

•         Playing Cards/Book/Kindle (optional)

 

Clothing

•         Base Layer

•         Trekking Shirts/Short/Trousers

•         Insulated Jacket

•         Hard Shell Jacket and Rain Gear

•         Hat for Sun Protection

•         Headband or Beanie

•         Neck Gaiter

•         Inner/Outer Gloves

 

Other essentials

•         Trekking Poles

•         Sunglasses

•         Headlamp

•         Reusable Water Bottle

•         Trekking Towel

•         Small Locks

Waterproof Ziplock Bags

 

How to spend time after Annapurna base camp trek?

If you have extra spare days, you can roam around the Kathmandu valley. It will be hard to control your cost in Kathmandu. Because of its attraction places offers lots of gifts, specialties that you cannot resist off. Thamel area is one of the expensive cities for tourist, it will be open even at night.

For those who are wishing to travel in great luxury, then be ready for spending $60-$80 or even more on a day. These depend upon your standard of living and the types of accommodation you opt for. Most of the hotels state their prices with exclusive 13% government taxes (which is a value-added tax). You should pay that total amount. In addition to this, you should pay a 10% service charge.


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