11 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Trip Overview
  • Duration 11 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate or Grade B (**)
  • DestinationNepal
  • Meals & AccommodationBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Trip Start & EndKathmandu-Kayjmandu
  • Trip TypeTrek
  • Major AttractionAnnapurna Base Camp
  • Maximum Altitude4130 Meters
  • Best TimeApril-May-June, September-October-November

Highlights

  • Do one of the best treks in Nepal and reach the foothills of the globe’s tenth highest peak. 
  • Walk across the pretty Annapurna Region and witness its breathtaking beauty.
  • Reach Poonhill to watch the sunrise and mountain panorama. 
  • Enjoy incredible sights of Mt Machhapuchhre, Annapurna, Hiunchuli, etc.
  • Also, get your mouth opened by the legendary landscapes of the region.
  • Relax your body and mind by sinking into the natural spring at Jhinu Danda. 
  • Be a guest in numerous iconic villages of Gurungs, Tamangs, Brahmins, and other ethnicities.
  • Experience the never-before hospitality of the locals.  
  • Find yourself deep into the dense woods of the Annapurna Conservation Area. 
  • Pass via Machhapuchhre Base Camp, the base camp of Mt Fishtail.
  • Intake the unreal mountain panorama and sunrise view in Annapurna Base Camp.
  • Explore the city of lakes, Pokhara, not once but twice.  

Annapurna Base Camp Treks are always worthwhile and thrilling to do, particularly in Nepal. You trek down the base camps of the world's highest peaks here. This Annapurna Base Camp Trek, which happens in Nepal, is one of those treks. Do you want to know why it is so? Don't stop reading!

Annapurna Base Camp Trek or ABC Trek is a walk to the foothills of the world's tenth tallest peak. Mt Annapurna, with a sky-touching height of 8,091m/26,545ft, is the tenth supreme peak. This journey is more about reaching the beautiful landmark—thousands of local and overseas visitors go there yearly. We are glad that you and your nearest ones are the next ones.

On this exciting walk of Annapurna Base Camp Trek for ten days, you set to experience the true magic of the Annapurna Region. Maybe when Earth formed, the creator may have drawn this beautiful region with his very own hands. That is why Annapurna Region is so overwhelmingly blessed. It has the most fantastic mountains, such as Annapurna I, II, III, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre, etc. On the trek from Annapurna Base Camp, you will most closely experience these majestic mountains (4,130m). Not to forget, the panoramic mountain and sunrise show from the base camp are out of this world.    

Likewise, Annapurna Base Camp Trek happens via superabundant vegetation. You'll respire fresh air inside the Annapurna Conservation Area, the home of diverse flora and fauna. Along the route, you'll see varied landscapes, which will leave you awe-struck. For example, you'll witness the colorful clouds- red, pink, and white, of rhododendron flowers across the jungle if it's spring. 

Once in a while, you'll cross iconic villages of the Gurungs, Magars, Chhetris, and Magars. The cultural diversity of the place and the welcoming display of the locals make this trek extra-special. Besides that, you will cross loads of streamlets, waterfalls, glacier-fueled rivers, and hanging bridges. The highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek can go on and on. So why don't you plan this trek and experience it yourself?

Wait, here is something you need to know about this expedition. As said earlier, Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a 10 to 12 days journey. Anyone who can feel okay while trekking on the higher grounds and elevation is eligible for this trek. The trek is not the hardest one; neither you need to be super fit. But you should have a body for walk-ups and downs to reach and return from Annapurna Base Camp(4,130m). Having prior trekking experience and good training is an advantage. 

If you meet the requirement, you can attend this route any month. However, you'll experience the best conditions during autumn and spring. Our expert team will guide you thoroughly and safely.

In short, Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a celebrated trail for its mountain views, sceneries, and cultural and natural experiences. This ABC Trek by our team is a special one, Annapurna Base Camp cum Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. This will be the best fit if you are looking for a not-so-demanding path in Nepal. As we frequently mentioned, you will have the best trekking memories in Nepal's most picturesque region.   

ABC Trek Difficulties

Let's put it straight, the Annapurna Base Camp(ABC) Trek itinerary is not strenuous. Still, some find it easy, and some find it difficult. So it depends on you and your experience. This is not difficult if you have prior trekking memories in mountains or good preparation. Otherwise, it can be a challenging walk. It is like this. 

Here are the significant difficulties that you may face during the trek. Understanding them, you can prepare for the tour nicely. Let's begin.  

Duration 

Annapurna Base Camp Trek or ABC Trek is a plan of 10 to 14 days. However, there are some shorter itineraries as well. Typically, the trek goes about ten days. So to do this trek, you'll spend 10 to 14 days in the Annapurna Region, trekking on average 5-7hrs. This trek can be a challenging job for someone not so used to walking for that long daily. Hence, this is the first challenge, which is not that hard.    

Distance

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is around 115km long in total. That means you have to cover about 10 to 20 km every day. Again, this is a complex task if you are not used to that. It becomes even more complicated when walking on a steep and rough trail. Remember, the distance of ABC Trek is shorter in the face of hikes such as Annapurna Circuit Trek and Everest Base Camp Trek. So you can cover the spread.

Altitude

You surely are gaining some heights when taking a walk to the base camp of the world's tenth tallest peak. The Annapurna Base Camp, the highest point of the trek, is at an elevation of 4,130m. You will start the walk at around 800m. So there is considerable altitude gain. So that can be a worrying part, mainly for mountain sickness. 

However, you have fewer odds of getting that as it barely touches the 4000m mark. That is low compared to Annapurna Circuit Trek(5,416m) and Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek(5,143m). Still, you cannot ignore the altitude.  

Weather 

Another hassle during Annapurna Base Camp Trek is its weather. The climate makes a trek easy or difficult. In the case of ABC Trek, the Winter and Monsoon seasons are two challenging seasons. Winter is freezing and snowy. The monsoon brings a lot of rainfall and slippery trails. The difficulty level is high if you do this hike during these two seasons. However, the trek is easy to complete if you prefer Autumn and Spring. 

Solo Trek

Many trekkers choose to do ABC Trek solo and later label it an arduous journey. When you trek on your own, it isn't easy. You need to arrange everything from guiding yourself to carrying your backpack. But your trek is easy if you have a licensed guide and a porter. They will look after everything from finding a room to showing you directions. Hence, solo trekking can increase the Annapurna Base Camp Trek difficulty level. It is, thus, good to take a companion who knows the area.     

Trek for Beginners

All too often, many people ask if Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a trek for beginners. And our answer is always yes. Annapurna Base Camp Trek or ABC Trek is a trek for everyone who can walk 5-7 hours daily. So if you are a newbie who can hike for that many hours in the land of Mt Annapurna, you are good to go. 

Regardless, there are certain things that you need to do as a beginner. We are going to list them down:

Train Yourself: You should make your body fit for the walk as you have to walk 5-6 hours daily on an uneven trail. Thus, train to get your bodywork and an endurance level to complete the hike. Cardio Vascular Exercises are suitable for day hiking, cycling, swimming, and running. Be regular and consistent at it. 

Pick the Right Time: Annapurna Base Camp Trek is easy and pleasant in Autumn and Spring. And it's often hard during Monsoon and Winter. So you, as a newbie, should choose the easy seasons. In those seasons, you'll have fewer weather troubles. 

Hire a Guide and Porter: You should hire a guide and porter if this is your first trek. They make your tour comfortable and lead you to the right path, places, and things. And the porter carries your heavyweight backpack and stuff. You will have no hassles other than walking by having them. So, make sure you hire a licensed guide and porter. Do not go solo. We'll employ the best people for the trek if you come to us.

Do Not Rush: Often, beginners like to rush during a trek. However, not running is the key to any high-altitude expedition. Suppose you try to trek quickly and rapidly. In that case, you have a good chance of getting mountain sickness as your body needs time to acclimatize. So make sure you are taking some time for that. 

Water is Savior: Drinking water keeps you hydrated, and a hydrated body never gets altitude sickness. Thus, drink plenty of water to keep your body watered.  

So these are several tips that can be magical for beginners opting for Annapurna Base Camp Trek. If you follow them, the trek is easy for newbies. So do take those tips seriously, and you shall be ready to complete one of the best treks in Nepal.  

 ABC Trekking Route

Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes place in the region of Annapurna, which lies in the western part of Nepal. First, you have to arrive in Pokhara to do this trek. After the arrival, you will have a one-hour drive to Nayapul, the walk's starting point. 

On the first day of trekking, you will trek up to Ulleri through the banks of the Modi River. After that, you must cross places such as Birethanti, Hile, and Tikhedhunga. The first day ends in Ulleri. 

The next day, you will hike towards Ghorepani by crossing a lush oak and rhododendron forest. This particular Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary goes via Poonhill, a famous landmark of the region. So on the second day, you'll reach Ghorepani. 

In Ghorepani, you'll rise early to hike up to Poon Hill and watch the majestic sunrise and mountain panorama. After that, you'll return to Ghorepani to start the hike to Tadapani. Now you will be on the standard way to Annapurna Base Camp. You'll spend the fourth night in Tadapani.

Waking up in Tadapani, you'll aim to reach Chhomrong bypassing via forests and crossing several rivers and villages. The fifth night will be in Chhomrong. Chhomrong treks towards Dovan by walking via a bamboo forest trail. In this way, we'll cross Deurali the next day. While hiking from Dovan to Derurali, we'll also cross Himalaya, a popular stop on the trek.

And then, we will stretch towards Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchhre Base Camp. We'll catch bewitching angles of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Gangapurna, Hiunchuli, and other peaks along the path. Then, we'll reach ABC through the heavenly landscapes to witness its glory.

We'll start the day with a pretty sunrise from the base camp and mountain panorama on the next day. After enough sightseeing, we'll prepare to leave the place for Sinuwa. After that, it will be a rapid downhill hike through Machhapuchhre Base Camp, Deurali, Himalaya, and Bamboo. Finally, we will spend the night in Sinuwa. 

After Sinuwa, we descend to Jhinu Danda, the famous place of a natural hot spring. Via Chomorong and other villages, we'll reach Jhinu Danda to relax our bodies in the hot spring. We'll stay for the night in Jhinu Danda. After that, we'll have Nayapul to go and finish the trek the next day. Then, trekking via Modi Khola once again, we'll come to Nayapul to join a drive back to Pokhara.  

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Best Time

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is enjoyable to the fullest during Spring and Autumn. However, October to November and March to April are the best months for the trek. During those months, the weather is just fine. As a result, you get undisturbed views of Annapurna region peaks with fewer chances of weather alteration. That is why the two time periods are the finest ones.

It is just the complete opposite of that during Monsoon and Winter. There are high chances of snowfall and rainfall. As a result, it is hard to see even mountains. However, it is possible to trek during these months as well. But for that, you have to expect the unexpected. 

Annapurna Base Camp Trek's best time is in Autumn and Spring, the two high times for trekking in Nepal. So you are almost sure to get favorable conditions for a trek.        

Food and Accommodation in ABC Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of Nepal's most well-developed trekking trails. Popularly called teahouses, essential to good lodges, make accommodations on the trek. The teahouses typically have twin-sharing rooms with two beds. Some of them have attached bathrooms, and some do not. You can get basic accommodations for this trek at a low price.

Due to the popularity of this trek, Mountain Rock Trek can book in advance for you if you want to trek. 

Likewise, there is no problem with food as well during the trek. Numerous teahouses, cafes, and lodges serve food items on the walk. The most common food items are Dal Bhat, Momos, Pizza, Pudding, Noodles, Porridge, Tibetan Bread, Curries, Soup, etc. If you are a coffee lover, you can get that too. The teahouses serve a wide range of food and beverage items. Hence, no worries about food as well while during ABC Trek.    

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Itinerary

Your guide will pick you up from the hotel the first day after your arrival and take you to the bus station so that you can travel to Pokhara together. It will take 6-7 hours by bus (200 km) or 30 minutes by flight. We will travel about an hour to Nayapul from Pokhara. Following that, you will travel through Modi Koha Bank until you reach Birethanti. After that, hike to Hile, Tikhedhunga, and make the steep ascent to Ulleri. The following day, we will trek for about 5 hours from Ulleri to Ghorepani. We will hike to Poonhill early the following morning to see the captivating sunrise. We had a blast at Poonhill and then went back to Ghorepani for breakfast before continuing on our journey to Tadapani.

Following breakfast at Tadapani, we gradually descend to a Gurung village, then ascend directly to Chhomrong before continuing to Sinuwa. We'll hike to Deurali the next day. We will hike in the direction of Annapurna Base Camp from Deurali (4131m). After admiring a stunning sunrise from ABC, we return to Sinuwa by taking the same route through MBC, Deurali, Himalaya, and Bamboo. The trail is a simple stroll and is mostly downhill. We continue from Sinuwa to Chomrong and arrive in Jhinu. The leisurely walk continues for another four to five hours along the Modi Khola until it reaches Birethanti and Nayapul. We return to Pokhara from Nayapul by car and spend the night there. The final day will be the day we travel back to Kathmandu. You can stroll around the city. We celebrate your journey with a brief farewell dinner.

Day to Day Info

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Our guide will pick you up from the hotel to the bus station to go together to Pokhara. It will be a 6-7 hrs bus drive(200 k.m) Or a 30 min flight. So you have free time around evening time.

  • Hotel

From Pokhara, it is around one hour drive to Nayapul. After that, you will pass through the bank of Modi koha till Birethanti. Then, hiking to hile, Tikhedhunga, and all step climb up to Ulleri.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 5.5 hours
  • 1835m

From Ulleri, the path is a gentle ascent, and we pass through rhododendron and oak forests to be in Banthanti. A couple of hours from Banthanti, we will reach Ghorepani. Ghorepani is famous for the Poonhill hike, which presents a spectacular sunrise view and a superb panoramic view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. Overnight stay in a guesthouse.

  • Guesthouse.
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 5 hours
  • 2850m

Today is a special day for our trekking. Early morning hike to Poonhill for about an hour. Poonhill is a place that offers a wide range of Himalayan Panorama of Manaslu, Annapurna & Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. The sunrise over the Himalayas is unbelievable. After having a great time at Poonhill, we returned to Ghorepani for breakfast and continued our trek to Tadapani overnight.

  • Guest house.
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 4 hours.
  • 2660m

After breakfast at Tadapani, we move down gradually along forests of rhododendrons, cross the Kimsung river and ascend to reach a Gurung village. Then, a straight climb takes us to Chhomrong, a beautiful village situated in the lap of the Annapurna region. After chhomrong, we will continue to Sinuwa and overnight stay at a guest house.

  • Guest house.
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner

The walk from bamboo is a Nice hike in the bamboo forest. Dovan to Himalaya is silent as big noises are not allowed in the jungle regarding temple sites along the way. The route first comprises bamboo forests and then changes to rhododendron forests and contains plenty of waterfalls and streams. Clearings appear upon reaching the Himalayas, and glacier rivers are visible along the trail as we ascend to Hinku cave. After a short walk, the trail first drops to the river and then climbs again to reach Deurali, which offers exotic views of the valley below. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

  • Guest house.
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner

From Deurali, the trail passes through a riverbank, and after a tedious climb, we reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Surrounded by snowcapped mountains on all sides, views of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Gangapurna, Himchuli, etc., are gratifying. The way to ABC is broader with scanty vegetation. As the area is prone to avalanches, We should take caution on possible dangers. Up from MBC, the mountain view unveils to clarity. Annapurna Base Camp gives an awe-inspiring view of the snow-covered mountains, including the Annapurna range, Singuchuli, Macchhapuchhre, Tent Peak, etc. Overnight stay at a guesthouse. Overnight stay at the base camp.

  • Guest house.
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 4131m

After viewing a beautiful sunrise from ABC, we head back following the same trail through MBC, Deurali, Himalaya, and Bamboo to Sinuwa. Mostly downhill, the trail is an easy walk. Overnight stay at Sinuwa.

  • Guest house.
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 2340m

From Sinuwa, we move ahead to Chomorong. After a descent of about 45 min, we reach Jhinu. Jhinu is known for its natural Hot Spring, where you can take a relaxing bath. The spring is a 30 min steep walk from the guesthouse. Overnight stay at the guesthouse.

  • Guest house.
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 2170m

Taking the route along the Modi Khola, the relaxing walk continues for about five hours to reach Birethanti and Nayapul. From Nayapul, we drive back to Pokhara and stay overnight in a hotel.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 884m

Returning from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you can explore the city. We have a small farewell dinner, a celebration of your journey. Overnight stay at a hotel.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner

Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

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Cost Details

Includes

  • Two nights' accommodation with breakfast at a deluxe hotel in Pokhara.
  • There is three-time food in a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) while trekking.
  • Tea House accommodation during the trek.
  •  Professional English-speaking trekking guide (trained by the Ministry of tourism) his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, etc.
  • Deluxe Tourist Bus Ticket to Pokhara, then Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • Annapurna conservation permits & TIMS Permits.
  • Tourist service charge, Vat.
  • One map of Annapurna Trekking for the group

Excludes

  • International airfare and Nepal Visa Fees.
  • Nepal Travel insurance.
  • Food in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • potter 
  • Travel/Medical insurance and Emergency evacuation cost if needed.
  • Personal expenses include phone calls, drinks, donations, souvenirs, etc.
  • Expenses occurred due to unavoidable Events, i.e., road wrecks, flight delays, etc.
  • Tips for guide, porter (expected).

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Essential Info

1.TRAVEL INSURANCE

Our main priority is the safety of our visitors. So we suggest. If you consider an Annapurna Trek, you should consider purchasing travel insurance to cover any unexpected costs due to health difficulties, injuries, or accidents (including air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and other treatment costs). It will help if you take travel insurance and medical and accidental insurance. 

Your insurance coverage should also cover any additional activities you plan to participate in while in Nepal. There's a thin line between adventure and outright danger. What distinguishes them is their level of preparedness for a specific task. Leaving the comforts of home and entering the embrace of nature is an adventure; failing to ensure that you are adequately covered is a danger.

 

2. Food and Accommodation

I)Food

As for food, the Annapurna region has many hotels and tea houses that facilitate you with the best food items. 

Our package will offer you full-time food with breakfast, lunch, dinner, and tea and coffee. We will give the food as per the menu of the hotel or tea house. We prioritize Nepali food mainly. Therefore, they will serve Nepali food items, but if you wish to have a western food item, they will also prepare it upon your request.

II)Accommodation

For accommodation in the Annapurna region, you can find hotels, lodges, and restaurants. From mid-range to expensive resorts can be seen. While trekking, you may need to stop at local villages where you cannot find such facilities. The lodge costs a bit high than other options like the hotel. However, We will arrange your accommodation in tourist comfort hotels, motels, or resorts. The hotel will provide the room with a twin bed which demands you to share your room. In your demand, we can also arrange a triple bed or a single bed which cost a bit expensive compared to others.  

 

3. Heath /Fitness And Experience Requirments for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Because some portions of the climb are very strenuous and some days need 8-9 hours of constant walking, trekking throughout Annapurna Region requires exceptional stamina, tenacity, and good health. As a result, we recommend that you get medical counsel, medicine, and authorization before embarking on this adventure. Also, consult your local General Practitioner for professional advice on the essential Guide walks before embarking on the Annapurna Trek in Nepal. However, if you don't have access to a doctor, travel clinics can provide you with the most excellent guidance.

 

4. Travel Tips (ATM, ELECTRICITY, INTERNET, LUGGAGE, PERSONAL EXPENSES)

As mentioned earlier, we can find all types of hotels and lodges starting from mid-range to very standard. But if we are moving to the local community, we might not find clubs and hotels with all kinds of facilities. 

As for the facilities, there is no electricity in all of those locations. Therefore, it is preferable to have a backup plan. We may still use batteries and chargers for backup, but additional expenses will be. There are charging stations in the lodges where you may set your devices. You may have to pay a minimal cost for the service. Bring along additional chargers or a solar charger.

There may not be internet access in all locations, limiting your ability to use data. You may have to pay extra to utilize the internet. The internet connection throughout the walking trail is sporadic at best, and it only worsens as you climb higher.

Having cash on hand for your payments is recommended due to the lack of ATMs. It would help if you had to pay for things like power, internet, and other extras like bakeries and pastries and cash for tipping. Please bring extra cash to spend while trekking because there are no ATMs as we move to higher altitudes. You may need money on the road to buy additional beverages, food, or luxuries like a hot shower, internet, etc. 

In the hotel's locker room, provide free spaces for extra luggage. Each hiker can bring up to ten pounds of trekking tools (carried by porters). There aren't any ATMs, so have plenty of cash! Even in a "main" community like Jomsom, you might not find an ATM in the Annapurna region. Almost no tea houses or commercial enterprise accepts credit cards. 

 

5. Altitude Sickness And Prevention 

While trekking to the Annapurna region, moving to higher elevations will cause altitude sickness. In addition, you will be more likely to face AMS, which might worsen HACE( High Altitude Cerebral Edema) and HAPE(High Altitude Pulmonary Edema).

When people are traveling and rising or being moved to a higher level fast, altitude sickness is prevalent. Because lower the air pressure and oxygen levels are, the higher you climb. Our bodies can handle the change, but it will take time to acclimate. 

 So to prevent AMS, we will take two acclimatization breaks every thousand meters. We will trek at a higher altitude but sleep lower to cure this altitude sickness. If we suffer from acute mountain sickness, we will take rest immediately at the same place. To energize, we will drink more liquid to stay hydrated, like soup and water. If the case starts to get worse, we will have to take rescue by helicopter.

 

6. WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

The following is the list of the things and equipment that we will need to carry with us when you are heading on the journey. 

1. For the upper part of the body

HAT: You'll need a nice, wide-brimmed trekking hat to keep the sun off your face. Lightweight, simple to carry, and neck-covering styles are the best.  While trekking, wearing a hat can protect yourself from the sun on the trail.

HEADLAMP: Along with the hat, it is better to carry a headlamp with you during the trek. Headlamps are lights we can wear on a person's head. Due to their hands-free operation, these gadgets are great for trekking and hiking. It's ideal to have your hands free when hiking so you can deal with anything Mother Nature throws at you or pull your stuff.

 At night, trails can be hard to navigate. These footprints generally incorporate pebbles, tree roots, twigs, and even animals and resemble an uncharted maze. These hazards can be dangerous, and having your hands free allows you to catch yourself, move obstacles, sprint, or fend off an enraged rabbit on the track.

WOOLEN HAT: When you move to higher elevations, you get a high chance of being caught by cold. So, it is essential to carry a woolen hat with you for your protection. Not every hat is equally suitable for trekking, so it is safer to have a woolen hat; it will be available to you if you need it. 

SUN PROTECTING HAT(WITH WIDE BRIM): Day during your trial can be sunny, and the rays directly showered upon you. It will protect UV rays from entering your skin. We must be more careful regarding our heads and protect the scalp from sunburn and skin cancer. 

SUNGLASSES(WITH UV PROTECTION): As we move towards high altitude, the atmospheric layer becomes thinner, which increases exposure to harmful rays because the capacity to filter these rays becomes less. Therefore, we need to carry sunglasses to protect our eyes from harmful rays.

 

2. BODY PART

Waterproof jackets and trousers: Rain on the path is always possible, especially if you intend to hike between June and September (we strongly advise against walking in the region). We recommend bringing rain gear with you as a precaution, preferably a gore-tex membrane hardshell jacket. An inexpensive pair of waterproof pullovers will typically be enough for pants.

T-SHIRT: It is better to wear light clothes to avoid extreme sweating and discomfort during trekking. A t-shirt is best to wear during such trips. 

Clothing: Layering is a significant walk component due to the considerable fluctuation in altitude and temperature. You'll be able to quickly adapt to the climate and be comfortable and safe if you can add and remove layers of clothes while trekking. For example, if you intend on hiking during the cooler winter months of December through February, you'll want to bring some extra layers.

GLOVES: You will need to carry your gloves with you because gloves will help protect your hands from sweat, extreme weather conditions, and other inconvenient situations that may cause discomfort and injury.

 

LOWER BODY CLOTHING

THERMAL INNERS: Thermal inners are insulators between your body and the surrounding cold air. They trap body heat and prevent heat loss. Use the ones generally made with polyester or give extra comfort and flexibility.

TROUSERS: A full-length pair of trekking trousers provides solid path protection, preventing cuts and scratches from prickly plants, twigs, rocks, and other hazards. Trekking trousers allow you to travel much easier without the sound of rustling plants and enable you to get near to animals without making a nuisance.

DOWN JACKET: One of the most significant purchases you'll make is a down jacket. On a hiking or climbing journey throughout the journey, having the correct warm, insulating layer may make or break your pleasure level. So when you are heading for a trek in the Everest region, we must include a down jacket in your packing list. 

 

3. FOOTWEARS

TREKKING BOOTS: Trekking boots are necessary as they help to protect the foot and ankles during long-distance trekking. They are one of the essential items of trekking as they can determine a trekker's ability to walk long distances without injury.

SOCKS: A trekking sock is essential for avoiding blisters. Unlike a weak, stinking cotton sock, a hiking hose will not continually brush against the back of your foot and will give substantial protection from friction caused by your shoe. The socks maintain a constant temperature for the feet. Socks are incredibly soft and comfortable on foot.

 

4. OTHER TYPES OF EQUIPMENT FOR TREKKING

TREKKING POLES: Trekking poles intersperse your arms and shoulders into the trekking movement, allowing you to use better muscles to force yourself uphill and control your downhill. The result is an expansion in rate without an accumulation in leg soreness.

FIRST-AID KIT: First aid kits are a must-have for every trekker. They help you with necessary treatment during the trial. Thus to minimize the risk of infection or injury severity, we must take it with ourselves. A well-stocked kit contains items that treat burns, injuries, scrapes, and cuts.

SLEEPING BAGS: Though we will be staying in hotels and there will be services, still take no risk and carry a sleeping bag with you. If you want the best night's sleep on the trail, it is best to take your sleeping bags.

PERSONAL BAGS: When going on an outdoor trek, you want to be sure that you'll be comfortable the entire time. Personal bags are vital if you're hiking a long and challenging walk. The type of trekking backpack you use will significantly impact how pleasant your adventure will be. If you're carrying many goods, you'll need a bag that distributes the weight properly, so you don't get tired soon.

 

7. PASSPORT AND VISA

It is relatively simple to acquire a visa for Nepal. You can apply for a visa at your nearest Nepalese Embassy/Consulate or Mission office in your home country or buy one when you arrive at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport. To apply for a visa, you'll need two passport-sized photos, US dollar visa costs, and a valid passport for at least six months before your travel. Nationals of the SAARC (India, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Maldives, and Afghanistan) and China, on the other hand, do not need a visa to enter Nepal. However, a transit visa is only valid for three days for foreign nationals. As a result, for more extended visits, a permit is necessary.

A passport is very crucial to travel in Nepal. In addition, if you want to do mountain trekking, you will have to get a mountain license. 

 

8. BANKING AND ATM

Our packages usually include meals and lodging, but you may require cash for personal expenses. There is a lower likelihood of finding an ATM or no ATM on the ABC trail. . Before you go on the walk, make sure you have enough cash. As mentioned above, there is no ATM in the Annapurna region everywhere, so It is better not to depend on ATMs for the expenses. The hotels and lodges also mostly accept cash rather than online payments, so it's more convenient to take enough money with you.  

 

9. GUIDES PORTER AND TIPPING SYSTEM IN NEPAL

Solo trekking, group trekking, or a couple of trekking without a guide will be difficult, so it is necessary to take a guide with you whenever you plan to trek. In addition, the trail in the Annapurna region might not be familiar to you if you are traveling for the first time. 

Since you will have to carry many trekking equipments, it will be convenient and helpful if you take a porter. The porter will help you maintain the luggage, and the Guide will help you take the right trail. 

While traveling, you may face uncertainties. For example, you may suffer from altitude sickness and AMS (Acute mountain sickness), so to help you during such situations, we need to take a guide with us.  

As for the tips for guides and porters will set you back 10% of the total price. Ten percent of the cost is for the Guide and porter. Mountain Rock Treks provide sixty percent to the Guide's tips and 40 percent to the porter.

10. BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS

We are flexible with bookings. However, you must pay a 25% deposit when you confirm, with the remainder due upon arrival. There are no hidden fees with us.

If you want to join a group, we have different terms and conditions that you may learn about by contacting us.

Mountain Rock Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd. handles all of our reservations. Fill out a Booking Form and send it to the firm together with your deposits and insurance payment to book a package (if applicable). You must pay a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the trip charge at booking for all trips. You can pay the remaining payment once you arrive in Kathmandu and before the tour.

 The Company or its Agent should receive the non-refundable deposit. When arranging a custom holiday with the firm,  Mountain Rock Treks will advise you of the needed cost for the Treks. 

You are booking with a bank transfer or a credit card deposit (Visa or MasterCard).

11. LAST-MINUTE BOOKING FOR ANNAPURNA REGION TREKKING

We are flexible with bookings. However, we are not refundable for last-minute cancellations. To ensure your seat on one of our Annapurna region trekking packages at the last minute, you must pay the entire package amount.

We'll try our best to get everything in order before the deadline. So arrive in Kathmandu at least a day ahead of time for the experience. Please get in touch with us directly for further details.

The cancellation of a Client's order must be made in writing and verified by the Company. The date the Company or its Agents receives the cancellation request will determine the cancellation charge. 

You will forfeit the 25% deposit if you decide to cancel at the last minute after you have confirmed it. If you choose to cancel your trip after it has begun for any reason, you will be responsible for the total cost of the trip. Once you've started your journey, we can't give you a refund. Therefore, the Client should obtain cancellation insurance at booking.

HOW DIFFICULT IS THE ANNAPURNA REGION TREK?

  • ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREKKING (MODERATE)
  • ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT TREKKING (MODERATE)
  • ANNAPURNA GURUNG HERITAGE TRAIL TREK (MODERATE)
  • ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT TREK WITH TILICHO LAKE (MODERATE)
  • SHORT ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK (STRENUOUS)
  • ROYAL TREK (EASY)
  • GHOREPANI SUNRISE TREK (DIFFICULT)
  • KHOPRA DANDA TREK (DIFFICULT)
  • BAGLUNG PANI AND GHANPOKHARA TREK (DIFFICULT)
  • TILICHO LAKE WITH MESOKANTO PASS (DIFFICULT)

FAQs

  • Q1. How long is Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

    The length and duration of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek depend on the itinerary. It is doable in 5 to 14 days. The distance of ABC Trek going via Poonhill is around 110km, and the duration is ten days. However, the shorter itineraries may be longer.  

     

  • You’ll require two permits for ABC Trek: Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and TIMS Card. The cost of the permits is included in the ABC Trek cost.  

     

  • The highest point of ABC Trek is Annapurna Base Camp itself. The base camp resides at an altitude of 4,130m/13,550ft. So the trek is this high.

  • Yes, we can stay at the base camp. There are teahouses located in the base camp of Mt Annapurna. So you get to spend a night in the base camp of the world’s tenth tallest peak. 

     

  • The chances are low as compared to Annapurna Circuit Trek or Everest Base Camp Trek. On this trek, you will not go higher than 4,130m/13,550ft. Hence the odds are pretty low. But you still have to be aware of that. 

     

  • No, It is not a must for ABC Trek. If you already have one, you are covered for any emergency in the mountains. And that is not a bad thing to have. 

     

  • Yes, it is a totally possible and frequently done thing. The Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour is one of the popular helicopter tours in Nepal. The helicopter will take you straight to the base camp within several hours.  

     

  • The electricity and charging services are available throughout the trek. So you can charge your electronic gear. However, the internet is not readily available on tour. Some teahouses do have okay WIFI facilities, but they charge you extra money hourly.

  • The drinking water is available throughout the trek. It is OK to drink from taps or streams; that is what the locals drink. If you do not feel okay drinking the local water, you can use purifying tablets to remain on the safe side. You can also get mineral water from teahouses.  

     

Client Reviews

  • Stunning Vistas

    I am grateful for the opportunity to participate in such a great trip. Tired but pleased to witness such beautiful places as Annapurna and Fishtail. Even though they were little, the tea places along the way were excellent. They provide us a hot supper and a clean blanket. Enough to allow you to rest after a long journey. This was an incredible trip. There are so many wonderful recollections. You made our vacation wonderful with your hard work, adaptability, and excitement. Keep up the good work. And I hope to see you again soon!

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    Wisława JaworskaPolandJune 22, 2022
  • Excellent Organization

    Mountain Rock Treks' entire organization was incredibly pleasant and smooth. Our expert guide Gopal made a few alterations to the track based on our conditions. Our guide and other members of the organization were extremely helpful.Thank you very much.

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    Scott C. DossUnited StatesMay 04, 2022
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