Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp trekking is one of the most spectacular and beautiful trekking package combined with easy walking through majestic sceneries and mix of cultures. Annapurna Base Camp trek route offers outstanding views of Annapurna South, Hiunchhuli, Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhare, Poon hill and many other mountains. Annapurna Base Camp trek is a unique trek that passes through lush dense forests, wonderful villages and terraced farmland along with beautiful mountain scenery, surrounded by enormous glaciers.
Normally, Annapurna Base Camp trekking starts from Nayapul following the same route of Ghorepani Trek through Pokhara. We cross Tikhedunga and Ghorepani Poon Hill viewing the sunrise and then after we retrace to Tadapani. Ghorepani Poon hill is the best views point to see the sunrise over the Himalayas and it offers the most spectacular mountain sceneries. The trail from Tadapani lead towards Chhomrong, from where we commence our journey into the Annapurna Sanctuary and onwards to Annapurna Base Camp via Dovan and Deurali. The trek to Annapurna base camp follows through dense stands of rhododendron and bamboo. The Annapurna base camp region is rich in natural vegetation and wildlife with different species of rhododendron, various species of mammals, reptiles, amphibians and more than 450 species of different. The visit to Natural hot spring of Jhinu will certainly attract you for refreshment. Continuing our ABC trek to Pothana, we will drive to Pokhara from Phedi for return.
Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp is specifically designed for trekkers who adore enjoying nature and the natural paradise with panoramic views of the Himalayan range. The Annapurna base camp trekking trail takes you through charming traditional villages of Nepal’s ethnic communities of the Gurung, Magar, and Thakali whose openhearted nature and respected greetings would obviously give you feeling of Nepalese heart. It is unique experience to be one of them for a while and rejoice their hospitality. Annapurna conservation area project (ACAP) has been implemented in this region in order to maintain the environment as well as to make easy and secure access for trekkers.
Trekking Group Size
Trekking Group is termed for the group of people with every individuals who go for a trip. A minimum of 2 people and maximum number of 12 is highly recommended as the size of the group. This planning ensures complete safety of the trekkers and convenience as well. However, with conditions applied, the group size can be customized as per the request of our clients.
[Note: Crew members are not counted within the trekking group size. This exclusive group of crews include one leader, assistant leaders and porters. One assistant leader for every 4 trekkers and one porter for every 2 trekkers]
Meals and Accommodation
During your stay in Kathmandu city, at the initial and the final stages of the trip, you will be residing at a 4 star hotel. The meal facilities in our Cost Includessection takes account of only breakfast facilities at this particular hotel. During the trek, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served including varieties of snacks, cold drinks, and hot chocolate especially during the mountain part.
As mentioned above, accommodation will be facilitated at a 4 star hotel in Kathmandu. Whereas, during the trek, you will be staying at standard teahouses, lodges and camps, on twin sharing basis, that is determined by the viability of accommodation facilities at overnight stops.
As a general idea, health condition in a good state is highly recommended for any kind of tour. As, Annapurna Base Camp Trek is categorized under Moderate Level, one should have the ability to walk for at least 5 – 6 hours a day, and 8 – 9 hours in some of the days. The highest altitude that we climb in this particular trek is 4,910m/16,108ft. Trekking in higher altitudes requires more physical effort. If you have any kind of medical condition, we urge you to receive a counsel from medical experts and formally inform us before applying for this trip.
Previous trekking experience is further admired. Even if you do not possess any, our crew members will always be there to guide for your safety concerns. We believe that you are strengthened with a positive attitude and a strong determination towards this trip.
Taking every aspects in consideration, we have come up with a squad of perfectly skilled crew members who have been recruited especially for their respective fields. You will be guided by fluently English speaking professional experts and team leaders who have gone through all possible circumstances that might occur ruining your trekking experience. Boosted with knowledge of ecology, geography, wild lives, flora and fauna, culture and history, you will be directed with maximum possible efficiency.
We wish you a happy, convenient and safe journey!
The Best Season to go for Annapurna Base Camp Trek is between October and May. This particular timespan provides you an efficient trekking experience with provisions of remarkable views of the environment around.
This part is analytically the most important of all. It is a must to gain knowledge about equipment required for a well-planned trekking tour. These gears not only adds convenience to your trip but, also, is totally responsible for its completion. We have formulated a clean list of equipment required for trekking in Nepal.
We, personally, do not sell any kind of insurances to our clients. We are, however, concerned about your safety as much as you do. Therefore, we advise you to plan a travel insurance policy before going for any of our trips. Unfortunate events such as sickness, medical issues, injuries or any kinds of accidents are possible measures that can ruin your trip or can even add threats to your life.
We can suggest some of the reputed insurance companies that can come in handy to you. You better be careful while you choose a company and select insurance plans that includes emergency air ambulance rescue service, medical expenses and compensation for trip cancellation, as we do not provide any kind of refunds. Please, formally, provide us a copy of your insurance plans before going for the trip
[Note: We won’t be liable for any kind of the mentioned life-threatening accidents under any circumstances]
Permits and Fees
No special fees or permits is required for trekking in this region as trekkers do not need to climb any of the peaks. Only an entrance fee is charged to gain access to Annapurna Conservational Area [US $ 28 per person]. These fees can be paid at the National Park desk in Thamel or directly at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu [Tel: 00977-1-4222453, 00977-1-4223590] or Pokhara [Tel: 00977-1-521167]
Day 01: Take a flight or drive to Pokhara. By airlines it takes about 35 minutes flight and by overland drive it takes about 7 hours from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Transfer to hotel, overnight stay in a hotel
Day 02: After breakfast drive to Nayapul, trekking starting point and trek to Tikhedunga (1540m), overnight in guest house
Day 03: Trek from Tikhedunga to Ghorepani (2775m), enjoy the best mountain views and landscape. You will walk about 7 hours. Overnight in guest house.
Day 04: Trekking from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3210m), famous Mountain View point and trek to Tadapani (2540m). It takes about 6 hours. Stay in a lodge at Tadapani
Day 05: Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong (2040m), easy walking day full of lush green forest and interaction with local people and culture. Chhomrong is a village offers closer views of Annapurna South and Machhapuchhare (Fishtail). Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 06: Trek from Chhomrong to Dovan (2500m) takes about 6 hours. The trail leads us through the dense forest of rhododendron, oak and thick bamboo. Stay at lodge.
Day 07: Trek from Dovan to Deurali (3230m), takes about 5 hours. Overnight stay at lodge.
Day 08: Trek from Deurali to Machhapuchhare Base camp (3700m) and to Annapurna Base camp (4130m), your ultimate destination of this trekking takes about 5 hours. Overnight at lodge.
Day 09: Trek down from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2345m), takes about 5-6 hours, overnight at lodge at Bamboo.
Day 10: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1750m), takes about 4 hours. Rest of the day enjoy around and stay overnight in hotel.
Day 11: Trek from Jhinu Danda Hot spring to Nayapuul than drive back to Pokhara
Day 12: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu from Pokhara , It takes about 6 hours by drive back to Kathmandu or you can take Pokhara to Kathmandu flights takes about 35 minutes, overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
Day 13: Our representative will drop you to the International Airport (TIA) to assist you for your final departure to your destination or alternatively the next destination.
The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements
- 2 night hotel in Pokhara
- All accommodation and meals during the trek
- Transfer by Kathmandu to Pokhara flight or deluxe tourist bus
- An experienced English-speaking trek guide and Sherpa porters to carry luggage including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging
- Sleeping bags and duffel bags
- All necessary paper works
- National Park entry fee
- TIMS Card fee
- All government and local taxes
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.)
- Tips for guides and porters
Fabulous Trekking of Annapurna Base Camp
I have returned from a 14-days trekking up to Annnapurna Base camp. The trek went very well & I was extremely pleased with the services provided by the guide, Sabin and my porter, Amar, It was a fabulous experience in the mountain. I would highly recommend the team of Life Dream Adventure. They were very professional & helpful as well as full of knowledge about local culture and places. I hope anyone that chooses a trek - The Annapurna region has a wonderful time as well.
Breathtaking and majestic experience in Annapurna
The day I arrived to Nepal, I was picked up from the airport by Hari. The hotel he arrange was comport enough and the environment was like a family, great in every way. I highly recommend their service. I chose to take on the Annapurna trek for 12 days the experience was breathtaking, majestic, everything was provided. At time it was strenuous walking but worth every effort. It's great to get away from the city life. As you in bark on an uninterrupted journey by the time you reach base camp. Mother Nature has provided the greatest picture ever. You are on top of the world, heaven on earth what a reward. But most of all my greatest gratitude goes towards my guide. We became best of friends between is there was a connection immediate and obvious that he embraces every moment as you would there for we were on the same level from the start. I highly recommend the Life Dream Adventure company for anyone willing to trek in Annapurna.
Fantastic Annapurna Base Camp and Chitwan Jungle Safari
Fantastic 11 day trek through some wonderful scenery and landscape. A brilliant way to meet a Nepali and also some Tibetans. We were very well looked after by our guide, OB and porter Shyam. Always the best rooms and food in the teahouses. For someone whose only experience is golf, OB make sure the pace was just right for me ! We had a great fun, singing and dancing on some evenings.
Chitwan - Again a brilliant experience. Saw lots of animals and birds, including a bear. Bathing with the elephant cannot be missed. Jungle activities were catered to meet our interests.
We shall be recommending Life Dream Adventure to our friends back home.
If you're reading this and not too certain of going on a trek - Don't hesitate, go for it. You will be well cared for and looked after.
Many thanks to all and in particular OB and Shya.
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Absolute experience of lifetime
Thank you so much for organizing our trek to ABC in late September. For me it was the absolute experience of lifetime and I am sure that I will be coming back again to your wonderful country this time with my family to spend more time.
Whilst the trek itself was spectacular I believe that a major part of our experience was the great friendship and care shown to us by our guide K.B and the porters. These guys were simply the best and added to our trip with their sense of fun and fantastic service. Having a guide, put a whole different perspective on our trip , as everywhere we went along the way we were made to feel part of a bigger group when we met other guides and porters.……………………
Once again I would like to thank you for organizing our trek for us and would highly recommended Life Dream Adventure to anyone looking to have an experience of a life time.
Hamilton, New Zealand
A Memorable Trekking in ABC
This is my first time and went alone with ABC. i was always dreamt about hiking in Himalaya mountain, i was worried as I had no experience with high altitudes.
My guide Manish looked after me very carefully because I got back pain during the 11 days trekking. He is an experienced guide who knows the region very well. He did a great job at scheduling the daily trek and adapting the length and speed of trekking to my personal needs and desires.
Luckily I had no high altitude sick and completed the whole journey with my back pain, I must say that Manish gave me an unforgettable journey, he made the trip fun and always making me laugh.
After eleven days in the remoteness of the Mountain my guide has become a friends
Especially Tolka is the best one I like to stay, the lodge owner is nice and she made the curry chicken is the best in ABC. I took very nice milky way photo during my trip here
Thank you Hari again for planning and a great guide to help me on all my need, so I must dedicate all our time to watch and took nice photo of the wonderful landscapes and enjoy all the trip.