Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Are you ready to embark on an unforgettable journey to Annapurna Base Camp, where you'll create memories that will last a lifetime? Don't wait! We've crafted the perfect package with an ideal itinerary, featuring all the must-see highlights of this trek. Secure your spot before it's too late and seize this incredible opportunity.

Fact About Trip

Trip Duration:

7 Days

Trekking area:

ACAP

Cost of trekking:

900

Group Size:

2-16

Maximum altitude:

4130m (Base Camp)

Best Season:

March to May/ September to November

Transportation:

Tourist Bus/Car/Van/ Jeep

Trekking grade:

Moderate

Trek Start from:

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and trek from Nayapul

Trek End at:

Trek back to Nayapul and drive to Kathmandu

Mode of Trek:

Trekking/ Hiking

Overview of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is indeed an iconic journey in the heart of the Himalayas, offering a remarkable adventure through the Annapurna region of Nepal. This trek is renowned for its stunning scenery, diverse landscapes, and rich cultural experiences.

The 7-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a shorter version of the classic trek, perfect for those with limited time but still seeking an unforgettable experience in the Himalayas. Despite its shorter duration, it still offers incredible views of the Himalayan peaks, opportunities to observe the local flora and fauna, and a chance to immerse oneself in the unique culture and lifestyle of the region.

Nestled at the base of the majestic Annapurna massif, trekkers on this journey can expect to encounter breathtaking vistas, ranging from lush forests to alpine meadows, all while making their way towards the base camp of one of the world's highest mountains. Along the way, trekkers will also have the chance to interact with local communities, gaining insight into their customs, traditions, and way of life.

Overall, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek offers an unforgettable adventure through some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes in the Himalayas, making it a must-do for any trekking enthusiast visiting Nepal.

What This Package Offers

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek package is a complete adventure experience that typically includes the following features:

Experienced Guides

Professional trekking guides with extensive knowledge of the region to ensure your safety and enrich your experience.

Accommodation

Comfortable teahouse or lodge accommodations throughout the trek, providing a cozy place to rest after a day of hiking.

Meals

Nutritious and delicious meals, including local and international cuisines, to keep you energized during your trek.

Permits and Fees

Assistance with obtaining necessary trekking permits and park fees.

Transportation

Round-trip transportation from Kathmandu or Pokhara to the trailhead, often via a scenic drive.

Trekking Gear

Optional equipment rental services, including sleeping bags, trekking poles, and down jackets.

Itinerary

A well-planned itinerary that covers all the key points of interest along the trekking route.

Medical Assistance

Basic first aid supplies and support in case of any health issues or emergencies.

For Whom This Package Is

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek package is suitable for a wide range of individuals, including:

Adventure Enthusiasts

Those seeking a thrilling and physically challenging trek in the Himalayas.

Nature Lovers

People who appreciate the pristine beauty of the Annapurna region, including its lush forests, terraced fields, and serene lakes.

Culture Enthusiasts

Travelers interested in experiencing the rich culture, traditions, and warm hospitality of the local Gurung and Magar communities.

Novice Trekkers

Even if you are new to trekking, this package is accessible and can be customized to suit your comfort level.

Solo Travelers or Groups

Whether you're traveling alone or with a group of friends, this trek offers a shared adventure that fosters connections with fellow trekkers.

Type of Trekker

For an experienced trekker, this trekking trail will not be too difficult. It is a comfortable trek for anyone who is used to walking on rough terrains for 4/6 hours on high altitude areas.

For a first-time trekker, this trek will be a completely different experience. It will take you more time than the average trekker to cover the distance. As mentioned above, to avoid having difficulty, it is recommended for you to take up the habit of walking uphill for a few hours every day a month or two prior to your actual trek.

If you are a novice trekker, it will be difficult for you to walk in the rocky and steep trails. It would be wiser if you hire a porter to enjoy a more comfortable walk. Walking up the hills and mountain regions with heavy loads where the oxygen is thinner than the lower altitude areas is not a good idea.

Highlight of the Trek

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is renowned for its remarkable highlights, including:

Annapurna Massif Views

 Witness the panoramic views of Annapurna I (8,091 meters), Annapurna South, Machapuchare (Fishtail), and other snow-capped peaks.

Machapuchare Base Camp

Enjoy a stopover at the Machapuchare Base Camp for an up-close view of the iconic Fishtail Mountain.

Natural Hot Springs

Relax in natural hot springs at Jhinu Danda, a perfect respite for tired muscles.

Diverse Landscapes

Trek through lush forests, terraced fields, rhododendron forests, and rugged mountain terrain, experiencing a range of ecosystems.

Local Culture

Immerse yourself in the culture and traditions of Gurung and Magar communities by visiting local villages and monasteries.

Breathtaking Sunrise

Witness the sunrise over the Annapurna range from Annapurna Base Camp, an unforgettable experience.

Package Cost

The cost of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek package can vary based on several factors, including the trekking company, the duration of the trek, and the services included. On average, the cost ranges from $800 to $1,500 per person. This price generally covers permits, transportation, accommodation, meals, and the services of a guide. Additionally, trekkers should budget for personal expenses and equipment rental if needed.

Trek Distance to Annapurna Base Camp


The Annapurna Base Camp Trek covers approximately 110-115 kilometers (68-71 miles) round trip, starting and ending in Nayapul, a small town near Pokhara. The distance varies slightly depending on the exact route and side trips taken during the trek.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Best Time


The best time to embark on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is during the two primary trekking seasons in Nepal:

Autumn (September to November)

This is the most popular time for trekking in the Annapurna region. The weather is stable, with clear skies and comfortable temperatures. The vibrant fall foliage adds to the scenic beauty.

Spring (March to May)

Spring offers another excellent trekking window. The weather is mild, and the rhododendron forests are in full bloom, creating a stunning landscape.

While these are the optimal trekking seasons, the trek can be done throughout the year. However, the monsoon season (June to August) is less favorable due to heavy rainfall and the risk of landslides.

Modification in the Package

Trekking packages can often be tailored to your preferences. Some potential modifications include:

Extended Trek

You can opt for an extended trek that explores nearby destinations like Ghorepani or Poon Hill, which provide additional breathtaking views of the Himalayas.

Private Trek

Customize the trek for a private experience with a dedicated guide and itinerary.

Luxury Trek

Upgrade your accommodation to luxury lodges for added comfort and amenities along the route.

Side Trips 

Add side trips to visit other scenic spots like Ghandruk or Tadapani.

Helicopter Ride

Consider a helicopter ride to or from the base camp for a unique perspective on the landscape.

Solo Trek

If you prefer solitude, you can undertake the trek independently, but ensure you are well-prepared with all the necessary equipment and permits.

Route Idea or Certain Changes

The classic Annapurna Base Camp Trek route typically follows this itinerary:

  • Kathmandu/Pokhara to Nayapul
  • Nayapul to Tikhedhunga
  • Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani
  • Ghorepani to Tadapani
  • Tadapani to Chhomrong
  • Chhomrong to Dovan
  • Dovan to Machapuchare Base Camp (MBC)
  • MBC to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC)
  • ABC to Bamboo
  • Bamboo to Jhinu Danda
  • Jhinu Danda to Nayapul, and return to Pokhara/Kathmandu

However, there are variations and side trips available, and you can make certain changes based on your interests and time constraints. For example, you can choose to take a different route on your return journey, visit different villages, or extend your stay at particular locations.

Trek Hours a Day

The daily trekking hours during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek can vary based on the itinerary and individual preferences. On average, trekkers can expect to hike for 5-7 hours each day, with a few longer and shorter days. The pace is adjusted to ensure that trekkers can acclimatize to the altitude and enjoy the journey without rushing.

Suggestions for New Trekkers

If you are new to trekking, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an excellent choice, and here are some suggestions to make your experience more enjoyable:

Physical Preparation

Prior to the trek, engage in regular cardiovascular and strength training exercises to build stamina and endurance.

Acclimatization

Allow time for acclimatization to prevent altitude sickness. Your itinerary should include gradual ascents and rest days at higher elevations.

Layered Clothing

Pack layers to adapt to changing weather conditions. Weather can vary greatly from day to night and from lower to higher elevations.

Proper Footwear

Invest in comfortable, waterproof trekking boots with ankle support to prevent blisters and ensure stability on uneven terrain.

Hydration

Stay well-hydrated by drinking enough water throughout the day. Dehydration can exacerbate altitude-related issues.

Travel Insurance

Purchase comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical emergencies and evacuations in the remote Himalayan region.

Respect Local Culture

Be mindful of local customs and traditions. Dress modestly in villages and always ask for permission before taking photos of people.

Enjoy the Journey

 Take time to appreciate the natural beauty, interact with locals, and savor the entire trekking experience.

Conclusion

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a trekking adventure like no other, offering a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and a sense of accomplishment.

Whether you're a seasoned trekker or a newcomer to the world of trekking, this package provides the perfect opportunity to explore the breathtaking Annapurna region.

With the right preparation, you can embark on this journey, experience the stunning vistas of the Annapurna massif, immerse yourself in local hospitality, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Don't miss the chance to embark on this extraordinary adventure in the heart of the Himalayas.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary
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Departure from Pokhara
The journey typically begins in Pokhara. Before embarking on your drive to Ghandruk, it's essential to ensure that you've made all the necessary preparations for your trek, including acquiring permits and confirming your itinerary with your trekking company or guide.

Drive to Nayapul (approx. 1-1.5 hours)
Your first destination is Nayapul. The drive from Pokhara to Nayapul takes about 1-1.5 hours, depending on road conditions and traffic. Along the way, you'll pass through the scenic countryside, observing terraced fields, traditional villages, and the backdrop of the Annapurna Mountains.

Briefing and Permits
Upon reaching Nayapul, your trekking guide will conduct a brief orientation, providing essential information about the trek, safety measures, and the day's plan. At this point, you will also obtain the necessary trekking permits, including the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card.

Trek Commencement
After completing the formalities and preparations in Nayapul, you'll set out on your trek towards Ghandruk. The trail initially follows a flat and well-maintained road, offering easy walking and stunning views of the surrounding hills and rice terraces. 

Ascending to Ghandruk
The trail gradually ascends as you leave the valley floor and enter lush forests. You'll encounter quaint villages along the way. Depending on your pace, it may take around 5-6 hours of trekking to reach Ghandruk from Nayapul.

Natural Scenery and Cultural Encounters
As you ascend further, you might meet local villagers, observe their traditional houses, and enjoy their warm hospitality. Ghandruk is known for its picturesque stone houses and intricate terraced fields, offering a glimpse into the traditional Gurung way of life.

Arrival in Ghandruk
Upon arriving in Ghandruk, you'll be greeted by the breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Machapuchare (Fishtail) mountains. This charming village is set against a backdrop of towering peaks, providing a stunning setting for your overnight stay.

Evening in Ghandruk
After settling into your accommodation, you can take a leisurely stroll around the village, interact with the locals, and explore the surrounding area. As the day turns into night, enjoy a hearty dinner at the teahouse while taking in the peaceful ambiance of the village.

Overnight Stay in Ghandruk
Your overnight stay in Ghandruk provides a well-deserved rest before continuing your Annapurna Base Camp Trek. 

Food
Breakfast Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel/ lodge
Elevation
822

Morning in Ghandruk
You'll wake up in the picturesque village of Ghandruk. After a hearty breakfast at your teahouse or lodge, you'll be ready to start your day's trek.

Departure from Ghandruk
The trekking trail to Sinuwa begins with a gradual descent from Ghandruk. As you leave the village, you'll cross a suspension bridge over the Modi Khola (river), and the trail continues to ascend and descend as you journey deeper into the Annapurna region.

Lush Forests and Terraced Fields
You'll also pass by terraced fields, where local farmers cultivate crops like rice, millet, and maize. These landscapes offer incredible photo opportunities and a chance to appreciate the traditional farming practices of the region.

Village Stops
During your trek, you will pause  either at Tadapani or Chuile/ Kimrong. These villages provide a glimpse into the daily lives of the local people and offer teahouses or small restaurants where you can take a break,have a meal, enjoy some refreshments, and interact with fellow trekkers.

Ascending to Sinuwa
The trail gradually ascends as you leave the lower valleys behind and make your way toward Sinuwa. The trekking duration from Ghandruk to Sinuwa typically takes 6-7 hours, with several rest stops along the way.

Spectacular Views
Throughout the trek, you'll have opportunities to admire the breathtaking scenery of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

Arrival in Sinuwa
As you arrive, you'll find a range of teahouses and lodges offering comfortable accommodations and delicious meals. Enjoy a warm meal, chat with fellow trekkers, and savor the tranquility of the forested surroundings.

Overnight Stay in Sinuwa
Your overnight stay in Sinuwa provides a peaceful rest after a day of trekking. The lodges in Sinuwa typically offer cozy rooms with warm blankets and basic amenities, ensuring a comfortable night's sleep.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
2340

Morning in Sinuwa
You'll start your day in the tranquil village of Sinuwa. After a hearty breakfast at your teahouse or lodge, you'll be ready to continue your trek.

Departure from Sinuwa
The trail from Sinuwa to Deurali begins with a gradual ascent through dense rhododendron and bamboo forests. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife as this is a prime area for spotting Himalayan birds and perhaps even the elusive red panda.

River Crossing
As you ascend, the trail leads you to a series of bridges crossing the Modi Khola, the river that flows through the heart of the Annapurna Sanctuary.

Lunch at Chhomrong
After crossing the river and climbing a series of stone staircases, you'll reach the village of Chhomrong. Here you will have a hearty meal and continue your trek.

Further Ascent
From Chhomrong, the trail continues to ascend, and you'll encounter steep stone steps leading to the higher elevation. This part of the trek may require some effort due to the incline.

Hinku Cave
One of the notable landmarks along the way is the Hinku Cave, a natural overhang in the rock face that provides a sheltered resting spot for trekkers.

Views of Machapuchare
As you ascend, you'll have opportunities to glimpse the distinctive Machapuchare (Fishtail) Mountain, which remains unclimbed and holds a special place in local folklore and traditions.

Arrival in Deurali
After a challenging but rewarding day of trekking, you'll reach Deurali. The village is surrounded by towering cliffs and dense forests, creating a peaceful and secluded atmosphere.

Overnight Stay in Deurali
Your overnight stay in Deurali offers a chance to relax and recover from the day's trek. The lodges in Deurali typically provide comfortable accommodations with warm bedding, hot meals, and basic amenities.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
3200

Morning in Deurali
You'll begin your day in Deurali. After a hearty breakfast and preparation for the day's trek, you'll set out on your adventure.

Ascending Through the Sanctuary
The trail from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp. The trail initially ascends gradually through a narrow valley, and you'll be surrounded by pristine wilderness, including dense rhododendron and bamboo forests.

Machapuchare Base Camp (MBC)
After a few hours of trekking, you'll reach Machapuchare Base Camp (MBC) at an elevation of approximately 3,700 meters. This is a popular resting spot and a great place to enjoy refreshments. The close-up view of Machapuchare from here is stunning.

Modi Khola and Avalanche Prone Area
As you continue the ascent, you'll pass through an area known for avalanches and may notice debris from previous slides. Your trekking guide will ensure your safety as you pass through this section.

Spectacular Mountain Views
The trek offers continuous panoramic views of the surrounding peaks, including Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and the Machapuchare. It's a great opportunity for photographs and to take in the pristine beauty of the Sanctuary.

Arrival at Annapurna Base Camp
After 5-6 hours of trekking, you'll arrive at Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). This is the ultimate destination of your journey, and reaching this high-altitude sanctuary is a moment of accomplishment. The base camp is surrounded by a natural amphitheater of towering peaks, with the majestic Annapurna I (8,091 meters) dominating the view.

Tea Houses and Lodges
Annapurna Base Camp is equipped with teahouses and lodges that offer warm rooms, cozy dining areas, and hot meals to refuel your energy and also provide comfortable accommodations for trekkers.  Keep in mind that the facilities at ABC are more basic compared to lower altitudes, as it's a remote location.

Breathtaking Sunset
 As the sun sets behind the mountains, the entire area is bathed in a golden hue, creating a surreal and unforgettable atmosphere.

Overnight Stay in Annapurna Base Camp
You will overnight stay at Annapurna Base Camp. Enjoy a warm meal, interact with fellow trekkers and climbers, and gaze at the starry night sky, as you're surrounded by some of the world's highest peaks.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Tented Camp
Elevation
4130

Morning at Annapurna Base Camp:
You'll start your day at the majestic Annapurna Base Camp.After morning hearty breakfast, you'll have to prepare for the day's descent.

Departure from Annapurna Base Camp
Leaving ABC, you'll begin your descent along the same trail that brought you to the base camp. The initial part of the trek involves a steep descent, so take your time and watch your step as you navigate the rocky and sometimes slippery terrain.

Modi Khola Valley
As you descend, you'll retrace your steps through the Modi Khola valley, where you'll cross the river and continue your journey on the other side

Machapuchare Base Camp (MBC)
On your way back down, you'll pass through Machapuchare Base Camp (MBC) once again. This is a great place for a rest stop, have some meal and enjoy some refreshments and take in the views of Machapuchare and the surrounding landscape.

Passing through Hinku Cave
You'll trek through the Hinku Cave, a natural overhang in the rock face that provides a sheltered resting spot.

Chhomrong
After descending further, you'll reach the village of Chhomrong. Chhomrong offers a welcome opportunity to rest, have a meal, and interact with other trekkers.

Ascending and Descending
From Chhomrong, the trail involves a series of steep ascents and descents, as you cross several valleys and ridges. This can be physically demanding, so pace yourself and take your time as you make your way downhill.

Arrival in Bamboo
After 7-8 hours of trekking, you'll reach Bamboo. The village is surrounded by lush forests and terraced fields, and it offers a peaceful and remote atmosphere.

Overnight Stay in Bamboo
Your overnight stay in Bamboo provides a well-deserved rest after a challenging day of descending from Annapurna Base Camp. The lodges in Bamboo typically offer comfortable accommodations with warm bedding and basic amenities. 

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
2340

Morning in Bamboo
You'll begin your day in Bamboo. After a hearty breakfast at your teahouse or lodge, you'll prepare for the day's trek.

Departure from Bamboo
The trail from Bamboo to Ghandruk takes you through a variety of landscapes and offers a mix of uphill and downhill sections. You'll start by descending through the forested terrain before gradually ascending towards the village of Ghandruk.

Dense Rhododendron Forest
As you leave Bamboo, you'll once again pass through the enchanting rhododendron and bamboo forests, offering cool and refreshing surroundings. 

Tea Houses and Settlements
During your trek, you may pass by several smaller settlements and teahouses. You will pause for you lunch, take some rest and continue your trek.

Modi Khola Crossing
The trail takes you back to the Modi Khola valley. The views of the river and the terraced fields in the valley below create a picturesque backdrop for your trek.

Ascending to Ghandruk
After crossing the river, the trail ascends toward the village of Ghandruk.

Arrival in Ghandruk
After 6-7 hours of trekking, you'll reach Ghandruk. The village is known for its stunning views of the Annapurna and Machapuchare mountain ranges, traditional stone houses, and terraced fields.

Teahouses and Lodges
You'll have the chance to relax, settle into your lodging, and explore the village in the afternoon.

Overnight Stay in Ghandruk
Your overnight stay in Ghandruk provides a well-deserved rest and an opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture. After dinner, you will take a restfulk sleep.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
2012

Departure from Ghandruk
Your journey back to Pokhara begins in the morning after you've enjoyed your last breakfast in the charming village of Ghandruk. 

Scenic Mountain Views
As you leave Ghandruk and descend through the hilly terrain, you'll be treated to spectacular views of the Annapurna and Machapuchare mountain ranges. During the early morning hours, are breathtaking and provide ample opportunities for photographs.

Suspension Bridge Crossing
The route takes you through a series of suspension bridges that span the Modi Khola (river).

Drive to Nayapul
The drive back to Pokhara typically involves taking a jeep or a local bus from Nayapul. The road from Ghandruk to Nayapul offers picturesque views of the surrounding countryside, terraced fields, and traditional villages.

Rural Life and Villages
During the drive, you'll have the opportunity to observe the rural life of the region. You'll pass through villages and settlements.

Rest Stops
En route, you may make stops at small towns or teahouses for refreshments and breaks. These stops allow you to stretch your legs, enjoy local snacks, and share stories with fellow travelers.

Return to Pokhara
The drive from Ghandruk to Pokhara typically takes around 2-3 hours, depending on road conditions and traffic. As you approach Pokhara, you'll notice the landscape transitioning from the rural surroundings of the Annapurna region to the more urban environment of the city.

Arrival in Pokhara:
Your journey concludes as you arrive in Pokhara. You'll be dropped off at your accommodation, and this marks the end of your Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Reflection and Celebration
After returning to Pokhara, take some time to reflect on your trekking adventure. Celebrate your achievements and the incredible memories you've created in the heart of the Himalayas.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
822

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Include / Exclude

Cost Includes

  • Pick up and drop facilities from Airport-Hotel-Airport (by private car)
  • Private vehicle transfer from and to Kathmandu.
  • Seasonal fresh fruit.
  • Experienced, well trained, English speaking guide with all his expenses, insurance, equipment during your travel period.
  • One porter for each two member in a group (with all his expenses, insurance, equipment during your travel period)
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per itinerary.
  • Actual Adventure  sleeping bag, Duffel bags and (to be returned after trip completion)  Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All necessary paper works (ACAP) entry permits and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) permit.
  • All government and local taxes.

Cost Excludes

  • Tips for guides, porters and drivers.
  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • Extra night accommodation due to any reason in Kathmandu.
  • Extra luggage charge.
  • Personal expenses not included in the itinerary.
  • Recommended Travel and Medical Insurance
  • All alcoholic drinks
  • Extra charge for the single supplement rooms.
  • Extra fees for the battery charge and hot shower during the trek.

Altitude Graph

Additional Information

Trekking Info

Stay Safe

Altitude Sickness: The main and common risk while trekking above about 2500m is Altitude sickness. Altitude sickness is caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. The available amount of oxygen to sustain mental and physical alertness decreases with altitude. Available oxygen drops as the air density itself, the number of molecules (of both oxygen and nitrogen) per given volume, drops as altitude increases. So don’t ignore, if you have any symptoms then descending to a lower altitude is the only option.

Water: Have some means to purify water, iodine or a fine ceramic filter are the best options. The streams should be considered polluted and whilst bottled water is often available, the disposal of plastic bottles is a problem.

Electricity in Nepal

Nepal is a developing country, Outside of major cities area electricity on trekking can be scares. You should have to pay 100-800 NRs per hour to charge goods on many lodges and also many tea-house treks, including in Annapurna base camp trek, Everest Base camp trek and many others treks also. Chargers often won't work on low power solar systems you find right up in the mountains so u can buy alternative bayonet light to electricity power plug converter, which will only works in low voltage is highlow. The standard Nepalese electrical outlet is a three-pronged triangle so bring three-pronged triangle chargers.

Nepal Climate information

Nepal is a landlocked country which lies in Hindu Kush Himalayan region. Nepal has monsoonal climate having four main seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn and winter.

Below is a general guide to conditions at different seasons:
 

January to March (winter): In this season temperature will decrease at often 0°C (32°F) at night, with extreme cold at high elevations. It is possible to trek in places like the Everest region during the winter but due to extreme cold weather and heavy snow fall it may be quite difficult than as usual.
April to June (summer): In these months it is quite warm and dry weather. There is an abundance of blooming flowers in the Himalayas at this time, with rhododendrons, in particular, adding a splash of color to the landscape. This season is the best time to undertake mountain expeditions.
June to September (Monsoon): There will be heavy monsoonal rainfall in this season. Rains are generally lighter in high Himalayan reasons. In this season the mountain ranges are not often visible due to the clouds.
October to December (autumn): These months are cool and clear which is due to the end of monsoon, there is little dust in the air so this is the best season to visit the hilly and mountainous regions.

Nepal Visas information

Visa in Nepal can be acquired on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and also at the border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki border of Nepal - India and Kodari on Nepal-China border. Visa can also acquire at the nearest Nepal Embassy. For visa renewal purpose you can contact at Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan at Kathmandu. A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background is required. Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.

Nepal Visas information and fee

Visa Facility Duration Fee
Multiple entry  15 days  US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days  U US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Respect to Local Peoples

In Nepal, “Namaste” or “Namaskar” is said to an older or high-status person with palms together, figure up. It is used to greet a person in place of goodbye or hello. There is no limitation how many times you say “Namaste” but, it is better if you say once per person, per day. If You want to say “Thank You” then you can say “Dhanyabaad /'ðɅnjɅbɑ:d/ (Dhan-ya-baad)” 

What types of permit documents require for Annapurna Base Camp?

For the Annapurna Base Camp trek, you'll typically need two main permits: the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card. The ACAP is an environmental permit required for entering the Annapurna Conservation Area, while the TIMS card is a trekker's database system to ensure safety and security. These permits help protect the environment and manage trekker information in the region. It's important to check the latest permit requirements and regulations before embarking on your trek.

FAQs

What difficulties you face during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

During the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, some common challenges trekkers might encounter include high altitude, unpredictable weather, and strenuous terrain. Altitude sickness is a real concern as you ascend to higher elevations, potentially causing symptoms like nausea and fatigue. 

The weather can change rapidly, leading to cold and wet conditions. The rugged and uneven trails can be physically demanding, requiring endurance and strength. Accommodations and amenities may be basic in remote areas.

However, with proper preparation, acclimatization, and a positive mindset, these difficulties can be overcome, allowing trekkers to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Annapurna region.

Do you need porter and guide for Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

While it's not a strict requirement for those who have prior experience and travel light, for first-time visitors planning an extended stay, having a guide for navigation and a porter to alleviate the burden of carrying loads can greatly enhance the trek, making it more comfortable and enjoyable.

What types of clothes and gears are require for Annapurna Base Camp?

For your Annapurna Base Camp trek, you don't need to carry a heavy load. Just ensure you have the right clothing and gear: a four-layer jacket (including fleece, sweat T-shirt, down jacket, and waterproof jacket), two layers for your lower body (inner fleece and outer waterproof pants), two pairs of socks, two underwear, a towel, toothbrush, a pair of reliable trekking boots, one or a couple of trekking poles, and a 20-25-liter backpack. Depending on the weather, you may also require gloves and a balaclava mask. This should suffice for your journey to Annapurna Base Camp.

What are the dining and accommodation arrangements like on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Upon your arrival, you'll be accommodated in a comfortable 3-star hotel in Thamel, offering a diverse menu with options ranging from Nepali and Indian to Chinese and dishes from various other countries. As you progress along the trek, we'll arrange food and lodging in teahouses or trek houses. It's important to note that the higher your ascent, the more basic and adaptable the food and lodging options become on the journey to Annapurna Base Camp.  

Do you need oxygen cylinder for trekking to Annapurna Base Camp?

Beyond 8000 meters, there is a lack of oxygen, which makes it challenging to breathe, often referred to as the "death zone." However, at Annapurna Base Camp, located at an elevation of 4130 meters, the use of oxygen cylinders is unnecessary. It's essential to remain vigilant and mindful of altitude sickness, even at this relatively lower altitude.

Can you use internet facilities during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Certainly, you can utilize your internet data using NTC and Ncell SIM cards in areas with network coverage. However, as you venture to higher altitudes, network availability may become restricted. In such situations, you have the option to access Wi-Fi services in teahouses for an additional fee.

Can we pay through credit card or scan code?

For Nepali residents, making payments by scanning QR codes at teahouses is convenient, but it's available only in select areas. In some locations, credit cards are accepted. However, it's advisable to withdraw cash from nearby currency exchange facilities in Kathmandu and Pokhara, which can then be used for direct in-person transactions.

Can we get to do a camp fire during Annapurna Base Camp?

While it may not be a standard inclusion in the package itinerary, our team is more than willing to organize the event for you upon your request and based on your interest.

Client Reviews
Bejamin Klette

Bejamin Klette

Germany

26th May, 2022

Short trek in Annapurna- 07 days Dear Trekkers, We had a very nice experience with Actual  Adventure, Kedar Provided as with excellent informations, trekking  staff and a good guide. We plant to go to lukla ,but because  of bad weather condition we had to change our destination. Kedar  made it possible in a short time of period  that we were able to fly on the next day to pokhara .they also arganised as a hotel, new guide and changed both of our flights , then a wounderful experience for into go Trekking in Nepal and we probably would not have been able to enjoy it without the perfect help from Kedar. We will be back to by to do the Everest Base camp next year. Best Regards,   Germany 24 September ,2012


Ralph James Bracg

Ralph James Bracg

United Kingdom

26th May, 2022

Annapurna Base camp 07 days Trek Actual Adventures provided an excellent quality of service. Everything was arranged well in advance and despite adverse weathe disrupting our intended plans  alternative solutions were quickly arranged.Kedur, our rep, organised for us to try and complete the annapurna base camp trek in very aggresive schedule of just 5 days  which thanks to excellent local guides we were able to do so! We heartily reccommned Actual Adventures to anyone wising to plan Hikes or Treks in nepa and we are all looking forward to meeting all the guys from Actual Adventures  again when we attempt the Everest Base Camp trek next year. Regards,   12 Parkway Southgate N 146Qu London , United Kingdom   


Mark Hoejer

Mark Hoejer

Germany

26th May, 2022

Great trip to ABC Great trip to ABC We overall had an amazing trip to the Annapurna Base Camp. We saw both monkeys along the way, and some many beautiful views and mountains. Along the way we had some complications, both with the guide and the route..  But in the end we got it all figured out, and we ended out being glad we went along with the company.   Regards  


simmy yau

simmy yau

Hong Kong S.A.R.

26th May, 2022

Memorable hiking to ABC, Nepal with caring guides the amazing trip was accompanied with a group of well experienced guides. they're very proactive and organised. would provide good recommendation and take good care of your dining and accommodation before you raised the request. will definitely join with them again when going to EBC next year.  never forget the amazing sunrise in Annapurna, sound of trees, hearty smiles of the people you met.  


James anderson

Germany

3rd Feb, 2023

I had the pleasure of embarking on an 11-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd, and I can unequivocally say it was a journey of a lifetime. From the moment I connected with their team, their professionalism and attention to detail were evident. Our experienced guide, breathtaking scenery, comfortable accommodations, and delicious meals made this adventure unforgettable. The company's commitment to safety, flexibility in the itinerary, and the lasting memories and friendships forged along the way exceeded my expectations. I wholeheartedly recommend Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd for an authentic and exceptional trekking experience in Nepal.


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GoPlaces43823166001

Poland

30th Oct, 2023

We made a trek to Annapurna B.C. from 30.10-07.11.2023r. Our group was quite large our guide was Chandra Puri.Chandra is an excellent guide and has a great knowledge of the mountains and can organize everything well, we felt safe under his care. I recommend him as a guardian of mountain expeditions.


A P

Argentina

23rd Oct, 2023

trekking to annapurna base camp was amazing. wonderful nature and beautiful weather, it was a wonderful time. Chandro and Ram were the guides and talked about nature, people of Nepal, customs and local cuisine. I highly recommend this agency and guides.


Rafał O

Mexico

13th Nov, 2023

I recently completed the trek to Annapurna Base Camp with guide Chandra, and it was nothing short of amazing. Chandra's exceptional sense of humor added a delightful dimension to the journey. His repertoire of funny stories made the trek not only physically rewarding but also incredibly enjoyable. I am highly satisfied with the experience, thanks to Chandra's expertise and entertaining companionship. A trek to remember, filled with laughter and breathtaking views!"


Krzysztof D

Krzysztof D

Spain

10th Sep, 2023

The agency organized our trek to ABC very well. The guides were very engaging and guide Chandra looked after us surprisingly well. We felt like family :)


jose manuel g

jose manuel g

Italy

13th Nov, 2023

Hello, for us it was a great experience. fourteen days of trekking in the Annapurna, and a spectacular landscape, but best of all, the company of the guide "Jun", a great professional and a better person.


Sylwia Z

Germany

15th Nov, 2023

I highly recommand this agency, especially guide named Chandra. We were together on the ABC trekking. He is super professional with a great knowledge and sense of humor. Choose him on your next trip and you will be happy. He was taking care of our big group for 9 days and it was not an easy job. Best guide ever!


Anna K

Anna K

Romania

13th Nov, 2023

Chandra is a very good guide and traveling companion. He took care of our entire group during the 7-day trek to the Southern Annapurna Sanctuary. It was a very successful trip.


Marcin K

Germany

20th Nov, 2023

I would definetly recommend this agency. I had the chance to work with them before, during the EBC Trek. I have been satisfied with the organization of the trek both times. Moreover the great advantage of the agency is the guide- Chandra. His involvement, approachability and sense of humour were an amazing addition to each day of the trip.


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