Overview of Annapurna Base Camp Trek
The urge to be in a high existence, such as Annapurna Base Camp Trek, has been shown to transcend the individual. Interest in remote Himalayan presences such as Annapurna is understood as a transcendent interest.
To be interested in Annapurna’s existence requires a certain level of awareness. Additionally, the level of interest in the Annapurna Base Camp Trek has a strong possibility of achieving a higher degree of blissful fullness. Its realization and transformation open the doors to recreation, joy, contentment, and ecstasy.
Take a glance at the graceful Mount Annapurna vistas and their awe-inspiring existence. Your level of awareness helps you discover the inner strength of the surroundings as you pass through the remote villages.
Rather than a person, Annapurna was named after the Hindu goddess of food. You can enjoy traveling along a trail that translates to “full of prosperity“, whereas Anna means food and Purna means full.
We guide you to the existence of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, following your inner transcendent interest in being in the Himalayas. Our guidance aims to help you with your curiosity about recreation, joy, happiness, and ecstasy.
We have figured out the best way to celebrate Annapurna so that we can adapt to your specific interests and enhance your holiday experience. Choose the program that best fits your needs and desires to reintegrate with nature.
Annapurna Base Camp Core Hike
The tremendous growth of technology in our lives has contributed to a global culture of isolation. The hike to Annapurna Base Camp is a mindful way of walking that engages the senses and allows for reflection.
Be on the trails and appreciate the Annapurna existence, using all of our senses to immerse ourselves in the present. The Annapurna hike is for you to immerse yourself in the dazzling Annapurna Himalayan range and green hills and connect with native people.
The departure date has been set for the month of March when conditions are most ideal for the journey.
Annapurna Base Camp Yoga
Healing, rejuvenation, and rebalancing are all things yoga may help you with. Take advantage of Annapurna’s yoga to center yourself and reawaken your senses. In addition to restoring our inner harmony, connecting with nature through yoga also promotes a deeper sense of self-worth and meaning.
Being in Annapurna, where one can unwind physically and reconnect with nature, helps us reawaken. Being in touch with nature can help us feel more at peace and enhance our self-awareness.
The departure will take place in May, considering the weather and environment favorable for yoga. The connection we have with nature calms us, broadening our consciousness, which ultimately brings us closer to ourselves.
Annapurna Base Camp Celebration
Annapurna’s holiday celebrations bring together the excitement of a Nepali festival with the thrill of traveling through beautiful scenery and soaking in the sights of Nepal’s high mountains.
Since everyone has been so busy lately with work, the Annapurna Base Camp celebration will be a good break to enjoy the holiday together. This trip will be held on the occasion of Dashain in September and Tamu Loshar on December 30, 2024
The bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara takes around 7 hours through the green hills and fast-flowing rivers. The bus ride slowly makes its way out of Kathmandu and up the mountain roads. The route passes several small villages, rural towns, and the scenes from the bus window.
The road to Pokhara from Kathmandu crosses the Trishuli bridge through Dumre before another windy, slow, few-hour drive to Pokhara.
Our trekking adventure begins with a 1.5-hour ride from Pokhara to the trek starting point of Nayapul. Nayapul is a gorgeously rural trekking town; layers of farmland carve the lower mountain slopes.
After some hours of walking, we crossed a suspension bridge and had our Permits and TIM cards checked at the Bantanthanti checkpoint. The walk is peaceful and follows the Bhurungdi Khola river through quiet farming villages and lush mountain valleys. For some hours, the ascent is steep, passing through quaint villages, cute Himalayan mountain dogs, and beautiful scenery. Afterward, we will walk for a couple of hours to Tikhedunga.
Today your walk may be tricky with the many-step climb from Tikhedunga to Ulleri. We share the path with trekkers and the herd of horses or donkeys moving between towns. Finally, we reach Ulleri, and while the stairs may have ended, the overall ascent hasn’t.
As you reach Banthanti, the landscapes change dramatically from here. You will experience the thick forest, moss-covered bark, green ferns and flowing waterfalls. At over 2,300m elevation and rising, things start to feel slightly different.
From there, slow and steady hiking through some beautiful Rhododendron forests makes your trek meaningful. These rhododendrons will be magical in April and decorate the entire forest. Our first glimpse of Ghorepani gives us a second wind.
Early in the morning, we will be hiking for about 1 hour to the Poon hill viewpoint for an unforgettable sunrise. After some steep walks, the stars above, and the quiet calm new day, you will reach the magical point to start feeling the altitude.
As we reach the top, the world starts to wake with a pinky glow. We are greeted with the most stunning mountains of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Machhapuchhare, Annapurna II, and Lamjung laid out right before us, illuminated by the sunrise. This kind of moment is what you want to bottle up and keep forever, and I wasn’t sure life could get any better than this.
After spending some memorable moments here, we will go back to Ghorepani for breakfast and continue to the Tadapani.
After the early morning breakfast, we descended for around 2 hours until we reached the river. From there, we started to climb up what we had previously descended. Despite being an easy walk, the geographical perspective and natural phenomena surrounding the journey make this endeavor a perfect take. After some hours of ups and downs, we will reach Chhomrong.
You will have an early breakfast and be ready for the new day with new excitement. We will descend the stairs for some hours until we arrive at the bridge crossing the river. After then, we will again have to ascend the stairs until we reach Bamboo. After some hours of exciting walking into nature, we finally get to our today’s destination Himalayas.
Today is the day to reach your ultimate destination, which you have waited for so long. You start your trek with an early morning breakfast and begin to hit the trail. Today you will ascend on the Hinko Cave, Deurali, and then Machapuchare Base Camp; after additional 2 hours of walking from here, you will finally reach Anapurna Base Camp (ABC Trek). You will get an opportunity to view the unobstructed views of mountain scenery, which is very spectacular.
After breakfast, we will be ready for the walk in the Himalayas. As we walked some minutes ahead, we were greeted with beautiful white peaks on our way beside, although it was undoubtedly beautiful because the mountains surrounded us. Today the trial will be comparatively easier than yesterday. After a few more hours of walking, we will finally reach Bamboo.
You will start your walk with the ascending straits until you reach the Sinwa. Please be careful while going down with the terrain and the rocks. Further down, you will arrive at the ACAP checkpoint at Chhomrong and then at Jhinu Danda.
The walk is peaceful and follows the Bhurungdi Khola River through quiet farming villages and lush mountain valleys. After 4 hours, we will be at Nayapaul and transported back to Pokhara within 1 hour.
- A guide to managing the entire holiday.
- Basic yet comfortable accommodation on a twin-sharing basis during the trekking as per itinerary.
- Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served from the locals’ kitchens during the trekking as per the itinerary.
- Purified drinking water during the entire trekking as per itinerary.
- Annapurna Conservation Area trekking permit.
- Bus transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara to Nayapul and back.
- General first aid medicine kit.
- One porter for two of you for trekking (prepare to give max. 15 kgs’ luggage from each of you so that it will not exceed 30 kg. for your porter).
- Complimentary T-shirt
- Duffle bag during the trip.
- Fooding and Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Any Travel Insurance.
- Do you have any Tips for drivers, porters, guides, Hotel staff etc.?
- Any Personal expenses and bottled or can drinks.
- Any additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstances.
- All, except “cost includes” above.
Special Group Discount Price
|1 Person||US$ 844 Per Person|
|2 People||US$ 634 Per Person|
|3 People||US$ 577 Per Person|
|4-6 People||US$ 555 Per Person|
|7-9 People||US$ 538 Per Person|
|10-12 People||US$ 535 Per Person|
|Over 12 People||US$ 530 Per Person|
Essential Information - Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Route Map
Are you wondering how long the Annapurna Base Camp trek tour takes? You will see the route map if you click the infographic image below. Annapurna Base Camp Trek distance is 110 kilometres which takes 12 days, and it starts with the road trip to Pokhara.
Your journey begins as you leave the capital city. You will be travelling a 7-hour drive on the bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The trip from Kathmandu to Pokhara will take 7 hours on the bus. You will begin your drive to Nayapul the following morning in Pokhara. You will begin your walk from Nayapul and go to Ulleri, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Chhomrong Deurali, and eventually the base of Mt. Annapurna.
You trek through traditional villages, taking in their distinctive way of life, to get to Annapurna Base Camp. The journey to base camp provides numerous mesmerizing views of the diverse landscapes, mountains, and many other features.
Is the Annapurna Base Camp Trek Difficult?
The trail to ABC trek is not as tricky as other mountain trails. However, numerous twists and turns, highs and lows, rough cliffs, and steep stairs may add to the difficulty of the trek at Annapurna Base Camp.
Compared to many other Nepalese treks, this is one of the shorter and medium treks. But, the answer somewhat depends on your perspective and prior walking experience. Any Himalayan trek involves a lot of up and down, where the lack of oxygen in the higher stages can quickly consume energy.
This trek generally requires 5-6 hours of daily walking, depending on your pace. An experienced trekker will arrive at their destination faster, and a newbie may take longer. And, with adequate preparation and courage, anyone can complete this journey.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Permit
As the popularity of the trek rose, the Nepalese government concluded that it was essential to preserve nature and improve a route system to protect the surroundings and boost trekkers’ safety. That is why, before attempting the adventure, every traveller must obtain Annapurna Trekking Permits. The permits stated below are needed to travel to Annapurna Base Camp.
TIMS stands for Trekkers Information Management System, an essential permit executed by the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) and the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB). The card secures the safety and security of visitors desiring to visit Annapurna Base Camp.
Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)
Every trekker who wishes to visit the Annapurna region must obtain an ANCAP, also known as ACAP. As the name implies, the permit and fee you will pay will help to preserve the area.
For more info, visit: Trekking Route and Permit Fee
Note: Please bring 6-8 passport-size photographs, which will be required during the government document-making.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Preparation
Physical fitness in Annapurna Base Camp trekking is essential. Such fitness helps you to walk in the rough Annapurna Himalayan trails through the banks of rivers and may also cross rivers jumping and forging. As altitude gains, the route may become harsher, where fitness is further critical.
Physical fitness is a similar existence available nearby you is critical. Daily walking, jogging, and running regularly at least a month before starting this trip may be good ways to fit physically. Daily brisk walking or jogging for 5 km/3 miles is good if you are generally fit.
Interest to be in Annapurna’s existence is a certain level of awareness in you. In reality, to be here, mental fitness is equally essential. For this, simple breathing with realizing awareness may be fruitful.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Weather and Best Season
The upper Annapurna region is renowned for its freezing and unfavorable weather conditions. Each year, there are times when the weather stabilizes, making it a standard season for trekking.
The spring season (March, April, and May) has temperatures ranging from 14 to -8 degrees Celsius. Base Camp of Annapurna The temperature ranges from 19 to 4 degrees Celsius during the summer months of June, July, and August. The autumn season (September, October, November) follows, which is also the peak season. The temperature in autumn ranges from 20 to -10 degrees Celsius. Finally, the winter season brings about drastic temperature changes, ranging from 9.3 to -20 degrees Celsius.
If you want the best views and weather, spring and autumn are the best seasons to trek at Annapurna Base Camp. Thousands of trekkers visit Nepal during these seasons. Throughout these points time of the year, you will have a clear sky and pleasant weather for trekking.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Accommodation
Tea houses are familiar places to stay while trekking in Nepal. Lodges or big family homes serve as tea houses.
Before embarking on the adventure trek to ABC, you should be well prepared for what to face in terms of accommodation. There is a lot of excellent and tourist-friendly accommodation in the Annapurna Base Camp trail.
Due to the large number of visitors during the peak season (March-June and September-Mid-December), it is a bit challenging to find suitable accommodation facilities during these seasons. So, pre-booking a trip is essential to book the accommodation as quickly as possible for the beautiful success of the trek without any disturbance.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Foods
The foods in Annapurna Base Camp Trek are local organic products that will provide you with the energy you need for your long day’s trek. When trekking in the Himalayas, it is advised to focus on what your body needs rather than your desires.
Breakfast at ABC Trek consists mainly of pancakes, bread, chapati, eggs, and French toast served with tea or coffee. Traditional Nepali dal Bhat (rice and lentil soups with various vegetables/meats and pickles as a side dish) is the main dish in every restaurant and is highly preferred. Lunch options include momo (steamed dumplings), Thukpa (noodle soup), and Western cuisine.
Altitude Sickness and Acclimatization in Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Muscle stretching workouts and traditional exercises such as jogging, swimming, cycling, hiking, and many other alternatives are preferred for 4 to 6 weeks before the trek. After consulting with a doctor, assess your overall physical fitness and administer necessary vaccinations or medications.
Furthermore, we intend to trek above an elevation of 4,000 m, and the majority of foreign trekkers are from areas near sea level, so acclimatization is essential for avoiding altitude sickness. A day of acclimatization is required for a simple and easy trek for average trekkers, but professional trekkers do not need it.
Furthermore, staying hydrated throughout the trip and taking care of what you eat helps you tackle high altitudes. After following all the steps, if your body still showcases any symptoms of altitude sickness, you must stop to ascend immediately and come down some altitude.
Best alternative packages of Annapurna Base Camp Trek
If you are willing to extend your Annapurna Trekking holiday, we have other Annapurna alternative trek packages. We all have different choices while traveling, so we are ready to design an alternative container to your taste.
Some may want to stay in the Himalayas for a more extended period with more challenges, so for them, we have the Annapurna Circuit Trek. If you want a very short trek in the Annapurna region without visiting base camp, we have Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking and Mardi Himal Trekking for you.
We also have some luxury lodge trips to Annapurna Base Camp for you, in case you want more facilities in a remote mountain. You will also have a choice of doing a helicopter tour to Annapurna Base Camp.
Most asked questions
FAQs about Annapurna Base Camp Trek
For decades, it has been experienced that Himalayan existence helps to be and realize an unneedy division of joyful wholeness. Either as a pilgrimage or hermit, your presence in the mountains has applied for blissful wholeness since ancient times.
Either Zen to Jesus concerns the Himalayas or mountains and hermits in the forest (Banbas). Himalaya has that aura to help unionize unneeded division to realize joyful recreation.
With this, we believe that the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is more than just a trip; what you feel depends upon your interest and state of awareness.
The elevation of the Annapurna base camp is 4,130 meters (13,550 ft) above sea level, which also appears to be the tallest point of the trekking journey.
Following their physical state, beginners can do Annapurna Base Camp Trek. You do not need other climbing or skills; our package covers trekking on rough trails. Therefore, you will be prepared for the ABC journey if you are well-equipped to overcome the fear of walking on those trails.
Just be careful to train yourself three months before the walk by doing simple workouts like running, breathing exercises, or swimming. Beginners might be afraid of spending the entire day on the rocky paths, but being fully physically and mentally prepared will give you more confidence to take on the challenge.
An entrance permit is required if you visit the Annapurna region for any purpose. A unique trek permit is always necessary to reach the restricted areas of Nepal where the government has authorized trekking. TIMs and an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit are also required for the ABC travel permit.
Your safety when you enter the protected zones is directly related to the permit. It guarantees your safety while trekking in particular places, and the money you pay is also used to improve the environment and make it more welcoming to tourists.
You cannot increase, decrease, or modify the package we have created for our fixed departure schedule. We provide a customized package for that, and you can explore your options and extend, decrease, or modify them. Our team and you can plan on making your dream package turn into reality.
In addition, for customization, the itinerary we offer is one of the tight itineraries of the region we have designed, considering health and other factors. Reduced time for acclimatization to a change in climate, humidity, or pH might result in high altitude sickness and other issues. To compensate for the reduced oxygen levels in the blood at high elevations, your body must have time to generate additional red blood cells. Shortening your trek days might go against your body if you are very new to high elevations.
Besides this, we offer the most excellent choices to extend the days and customize your schedule to meet your needs if you want to spend more time in the Himalayas. Please feel free to contact us; we will put together your ideal package under the direction of you and our staff.
If you buy the package from a trekking company, you must go with an Annapurna Base Camp guide. When you book a local company like us, we are concerned about your security. If you travel with a guide, the group will always provide you with a fabulous selection of lodging, food, and other necessities to make your walk more accessible. Throughout your journey, you will always have someone to provide you with the best ideas.
It is not compulsory to take a guide for this trek if you are an independent trekker, but your trek will be hassle-free if there is a guide with you. We highly suggest you go along with a trekking agency to hire a guide, especially if you are travelling to high elevations for the very first time.
Furthermore, if you have severe altitude sickness, you will have trained experts to monitor your symptoms immediately. They will help you learn at every step because they are experienced with such high elevations and fauna.
The majority of the communities in the trekking region now have connections to small micro hydro, making energy available. Public spaces like dining establishments, lodges, and tea shops typically offer to charge stations for your electric devices.
Some locations charge extra for electrical gadget charging. Nowadays, many carry smaller, foldable solar chargers that let them charge their devices while walking.
You can also bring an extra battery or a portable power bank as a backup. It is essential to have spare batteries on hand in case of power outages or low voltage.
It is essential to check health and fitness as you travel through high-altitude regions. It helps to ensure a safe and comfortable experience for all the trekkers.
We are pleased to have you visit ABC with your kids and family since we think nature benefits children in various ways. The journey may be completed without incident with a qualified guide.
For at least a month, get your kids in shape for this walk by having them practice easy exercises and breathing techniques. Please let us know during the inquiry if you require a kid carry service.
Even though the flights between Kathmandu and Pokhara are usually reliable, they could be delayed for a while or even an entire day in rare cases. But to be safe, we advise you to reserve a few more days in Nepal.
If your flight to or from Kathmandu is delayed, we will rebook it for the following day. As an agent, we will make every effort to coordinate with airlines to ensure you have a comfortable trip.
Extra hotel stays and food are not included in the package; if we need to stay overnight waiting for your flight the next day, we can arrange food and lodging at your request.
Before beginning the journey, we already impose payments on several costs, including permits, taxes, and others. Please be aware that this remains the same as we must fully compensate our guides and porters for the time they have committed, even if you choose not to finish the entire trek. We find it very difficult to issue refunds for any reason.
Sometimes hikers finish their journey sooner than expected or terminate it early for personal or health reasons. Kindly be aware that we do not grant refunds for any portion of the trek that is not used. This also totally depends on the circumstances, but we request you not expect any refund for the above reasons.
Specific fees apply if you desire to cancel your reserved trips. Behind that, we welcome you to shift your trip plan if you want changes in the booking date or destinations.
We may charge a specific amount if we have already completed some of your reservations on the previous booking day if you wish to reschedule the booking date. Both parties will benefit if you inform us as soon as possible. Please go through our terms and conditions to clarify the refund process.
Our target for a fixed departure is 12 visitors. If the visitor does not reach 12 within the given period, the trip will be shifted to a customized package, which changes the price, including terms and conditions. We will surely let you know about every change.
Due to the party size, we offer you a very affordable price on a fixed departure. The program will be revised following the trip that has been reserved if the group criteria are not met. Go through the other pricing if you want to book the trip on your date, or contact us if you need to customize your trip.
Note: We do not customize the program of fixed departure. Please contact us for the unique customized package if you create your itinerary rather than taking part in a fixed departure. Our team will happily assist you with their experienced advice and recommendations.
Starting before three months of your vacation, we strongly advise you to get active to mentally and physically prepare yourself. Additionally, we offer the Soldhunga Hike as part of our quick acclimation training trip. You can utilize this hike as a preview of what to expect on your main journey in the central Himalayas.
We request you ask our ground team in Kathmandu for assistance in arranging day tours around the city. If you still have time extra few days or a week after the trek, we can also put one of the following quick relaxation trips. Feel free to pick the one you think will best suit your interests.
- Chitwan Safari
All of these additional vacation days were planned with the idea that you would want to relax after a challenging and long trek rather than go hiking again. Please let us know if you would like any other destinations over these.
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