Duration
14 Days
Activities
  • Hiking
  • Sightseeing
  • Gurung Culture
  • Terraced Field
Accommodation
  • 4 Night hotel
  • 9 Night Eco Lodge
Meals
  • 13 Breakfast
  • 09 Lunch
  • 10  Dinner

Price

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$1250 USD

$1050 USD

10% Discount for Group

Overview & Highlights

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Highlights


  • Pokhara, city of lakes and a major tourist destination in Nepal
  • Trekking to the heart of Annapurna Region, accompanied by ranges of 7000-8000m
  • We are moving along the beautiful terrace farms and farm village of Ghandruk
  • The hot springs of Jhinu Danda
  • You are experiencing diverse cultures and lifestyles of Nepalese ethnic groups
  • Magical views of Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Annapurna South, and many other ranges
  • The inward sanctuary of Annapurna Base Camp with panoramic views of more than ten peaks over 6000m tall.

Overview of Annapurna Base Camp Trek


Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek, a dream for travelers around the world. This trek takes you along rich and diverse cultures; also, mountain peaks, bamboo forests, city of lakes, floras, and faunas. Being at Annapurna Base Camp gives you the feeling of resting in the lap of the mountains. The trek takes you to a spiritual journey of peace and eternal joy. Embarking on your journey to the lap of an 8000m Himalaya is an adventure. This trek assures you with the thrill and excitement along with the bliss and ecstasy of being in such sync with nature. Annapurna Base Camp trek acknowledges you with the diversity of culture and lifestyle. Addressing you with different ethnic villages and communities of Nepal; Annapurna Base Camp Trek also acquaintances you with the rich vegetation and wildlife that this county preserves in itself.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary

This is the day you arrive in Nepal. As you fly over the valley, you get to witness the unique beauty of Kathmandu Valley. As soon as you land and get through customs, a representative from Peregrine Tours will be there to welcome and greet you.  You will be transferred to one of the luxurious hotels in the city. If you arrive early, you can visit the hub market of Thamel or you can go around some UNESCO site like Pashupatinath, Swoyambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square and many more. Later, you will enjoy a beautiful dinner and plan for your trip ahead. This is the first day of your Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Meals: Not Included

We leave early this day for Pokhara, a beautiful city full of lakes and scenic beauties. The town is overlooked by the Annapurna, Machapuchare and Dhaulagiri ranges. We get all our luggage ready and move early as possible to catch the best sights of the journey. We walk along with various villages and sceneries that fill our trip with colors. It’s 6-7 hours of drive from the city of Kathmandu. As we get to Pokhara, we might want to unwind and relax for the night. We might take a walk to the lakeside or spend some time with our fellow members from the trek to get to know them better. We will stay in a hotel by the Fewa Lake for the night. Enjoy the evening and peaceful view of the lake and get a good sleep — Ready yourselves for the steep journey to Annapurna Base Camp.

Meals: Breakfast

We take an early morning drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (42 km from Pokhara) towards the west. Nayapul is the start point to the treks in the region. Once we get there, our trekking begins. We walk across Modi Khola and head towards Hile after crossing it. Mt. Machapuchare shows us a glimpse of it as we make our way towards Hile. After walking for a few hours, through green valleys of rhododendron, tropical forests and a very few settlements, we get to Hile. As we get to our destination, we rest for the day and prepare for the next day ahead of us. We stay at Hile in a local tea house overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

The fourth day of our Annapurna Base Camp trek, we have an early morning breakfast and start our trail. We pass by a small village named TikheDunga (1,577m). Then after, we adopt a village called Ulleri (2070m) which is extensively famous for a staircase of more than 3000 stone stairs. The same steep stairs contribute to give the name “Ulleri” to the village.

The village of Ulleri is inhabited by diverse tribes of Brahmin, Chhetris and Magars towards the upper hill. We ascend towards the uphill of Ulleri and after an arduous trek of about 5-6 hours, get to the beautiful village of Ghorepani. We pass various streams, rhododendron forests, and tiny villages to reach Ghorepani.

Ghorepani is a village inhabited by “Magars.” They have their unique culture of their own, and it is also a unique and productive experience for us to interact with them. The upper part of the village gives us the panoramic views to the ranges of Annapurna South and Nilgiri mountains. We stay for the night in Ghorepani.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today is going to be one of the most mesmerizing days of our Annapurna Base Camp Trek. We start our journey by foot early to catch the ever-beautiful sunrise in Poonhill. It is one of the first picks in Nepal to watch the sunrise. We enjoy the uninterrupted views of the Himalayan ranges turning orange. Majestic mountains like Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Nilgiri (6940m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna III (7855m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna II (7937m), Lamjung Himal (6931m) and many more turn gleaming yellow as the sun pours its rays and colors the sky.

Then, we turn our way back to Ghorepani and head towards Tadapani. We climb up to Deurali from Ghorepani. After we reach the hilltop of the village of Tadapani, we stay our night there.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After waking up at the beautiful village of Tadapani, we start our trail towards Sinuwa through Chomrong. It’s a descending trail through various Gurung settlements. We get to know and experience their unique and rich culture and hospitality. We continue our path through a lush Rhododendron forest that inspires you to continue this journey more than anything. The terrace fields on the laps of the mountains make your every step feel worthy. It’s a famous route for the bird lovers as it provides with a variety of species. After a beautiful trek, we arrive in Chomrong, the gateway to the Annapurna Sanctuary. However, Sinuwa awaits uphill. We climb to the village of Sinuwa and stay there for the night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Early in the morning we have our breakfast and start our trail for Dovan village. We descend towards Chhomrong Khola accompanied by the natural scenic beauties. We will do 5-6 hours of hard trekking today. After crossing Chomrong Kholi, we ascend through a dense forest and trail downhill till we reach the village of Dovan. Many trekkers prefer Dovan for staying overnight. However, we set our sights for the best. We climb uphill for the Himalayan Hotel, where we stay for the night. We prepare ourselves for the ultimate climb that we are going to have tomorrow. The Annapurna Base Camp waits for us.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

We go for our ultimate destination this day. Starting early morning after breakfast, we ascend towards higher altitudes. As we move uphill, we notice fewer trees and vegetations. After trailing for some hours, we enter the Annapurna Sanctuary and then the Machapuchare Base Camp (3900m). We stop there, surrounded by the mountains to have our lunch.

After lunch, we trek for about 2 hours to reach the ultimate destination of our journey. The Annapurna Base Camp is here. There are very few things in life that give you satisfaction like being in the Annapurna Base Camp. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains and few settlements downhill, this scene is pure magic. After that, the place is yours. Take your camera and start making memories that you can cherish for the rest of your life. Start exploring and communicating with the glaciers and mountains. Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machapuchare, and many others make a ring to surround you with their unparalleled beauty. We stay overnight in the Annapurna Base Camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Early in the morning, our trail quickly descends towards Bamboo. We leave our dream destination for the way back home. We descend towards a beautiful village Bamboo (2,345m) downhill towards the camp. The trek will continue for 6-7 hours, and we travel across the bank of Modi Khola again.  We walk at a steady pace, and there is no rush. It is a long trek that is strenuous and takes patience. After reaching Modi Khola, we ascend towards Bamboo uphill. If we arrive early, we get to experience the unique culture and lifestyle of the people of Bamboo. We stay and rest ourselves in Bamboo for the night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today, we head for Jhinu Dada to experience the enjoyable hot spring, and also it is our way back home. After breakfast, we descend towards Sinuwa. Our trail is filled with green lush forests and rhododendron blooming red, white and pink and contrasting the color of the green jungle. From Sinuwa, we ascend towards Chhomrong. After Chhomrong, we head towards Jhinu Dada. Jhinu Dada is famous for its natural hot spring. We rest our bodies to the grace of the majestic spring. After rejuvenating ourselves, we move towards our stay for the night. We stay our night in Jhinu Dada.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After an early refreshing breakfast, we start making our way for Pothana. We move towards Modi Khola. After we cross Modi Khola, we make our way through villages like Lhandruk village and the beautiful Tokla village. Our journey passes through beautiful oak forests. After the oak forests, we approach towards Pothana. This is the last place for enjoying the majestic views of the mountains. We spend the rest of the day exploring and roaming around the village. Enjoying the sunset in the hills, we stay our night in Pothana.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

The last day of trekking is the day we trail into the Annapurna Himalayan Region from the beautiful village of Pothana to Phedi. After our breakfast, we slowly start descending towards Phedi. Through the dense forests, enjoying the incredible vegetation and the mountain views we get down to Phedi. As soon as we reach Phedi, we drive back to Pokhara that will take us around two hours. We can freshen up in our hotel and then start exploring the beautiful city of Pokhara. Trekkers can go for spa, massage or relax and roam around the city and take photographs. We stay in Pokhara for the night.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

After having an unforgettable journey, this day we move back to Kathmandu from where you can go home. As soon as we have our breakfasts, we take a bus to Kathmandu through the same route that we decided to Pokhara — enjoying the natural scenic beauties along the way we treasure our memories from the journey.

As we arrive in Kathmandu, you will be escorted to your hotel and the rest of the day is yours. You can explore the colorful markets of Thamel, or visit UNESCO sites. Furthermore, you can experience the rich culture that the people of the valley share. Make the most of your last light in Nepal.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

It will be your last morning in Nepal. You’ll be saying goodbye to the country collecting some of the memories to cherish all your life. You will be escorted to the airport for your flight. You will have to be there a couple of hours before the trip.

If you have your flight at night, you can still get colored in the colors of the city. You can visit local places. Share your Annapurna Base Camp Trek stories to your friends abroad. And remember, “When mountains call, you answer.”

Meals: Breakfast

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek Accommodation

Accommodations:

We will be accommodated with Samsara Resort or similar hotel in Kathmandu. For Pokhara, we will be provided Kuti resort and local tea houses during the trek. The accommodations are made on a twin sharing basis. Single supplements can be served upon request but will cost an extra of USD 250. However, the only room cannot be possible sometimes during higher elevations. In the trekking area, most of your accommodations contain attached bathrooms, while some of the teahouses may not have and you may have to share the washing and toilet facilities in that case.

Meals

During the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, we have a variety of options in cuisines like Nepali, Chinese, Italian, Continental, Indian, etc. Breakfast will be served from the tea houses or the lodge’s menu, and we will have our lunches on the way to our destination. There will be welcome and farewell dinners with our trekkers.

DayHotelHotel LocationCategory
01 Samsara Resort or similar Kathmandu, Nepal 3-star Hotel
02 Kuti Resort or Similar Pokhara, Nepal 4-Star Hotel
03-11 Local Lodge Trekking Area Basic Accommodation
12 Kuti Resort or Similar Pokhara, Nepal 4-Star Hotel
13 Samsara Resort or similar Kathmandu, Nepal 3-Star Hotel

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Essential Information

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

While our Annapurna Base Camp Trek, we will be walking 5-7 hours daily on an average. So this is a moderate trek for the habituated and passionate walkers. The ones going on this journey must be habituated to some exercise. The trek up in the higher altitudes is a bit more demanding. However, if we’re physically fit and have a strong determination and sturdy will power, this trek can be accomplished quickly. Past hiking can be an extra asset for the trekkers on this trek.

The Best Month to Trek to Annapurna Base Camp

You can do this trek all around the year. However, autumn and spring are considered the best seasons to be making this trek. March, April, May, September, October, and November are the best month to trek to Annapurna Base Camp. The weather is warm and sunny and provides you with the best views possible of nature.
Furthermore, winters have a lesser crowd, so we get the serenity of nature — however, its harsh cold in winters. Trekking in summers and monsoon can be disturbed by rain waters.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek altitude

During the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, we move to a higher altitude than 2500m. So our body needs to be acclimatized. We design our treks in slow progress so its more comfortable for a human body to adapt to the changing climate. You might experience symptoms like headache, disturbed sleep, nausea, cough, palpitation, etc. during acclimatization. Trekkers are highly recommended to drink plenty of liquids like water and garlic soup. We discourage the consumption of alcoholic substances as it can hamper the fitness and may lead to causing sickness. However, if you experience any symptoms of AMS, our doctors will look after you, and you can also be stopping your trek. The group leader can also ask you to descend as it is the only cure to Acute Mountain Sickness.

Group Size

In case, if you join a fixed departure trip, you will probably be trekking with a group of people of different nationalities and age. It could be an opportunity for you to meet new people and be friends with them. The group size varies from 2 people to 16 in maximum.

Guide, Trek Leader & Support Staff

A professional, certified, and reliable trekking guide will lead your group. The guide has experience of many years guiding group of trekkers in the mountains. He has in-depth knowledge of the region you will be trekking since he is a local dweller. Besides, his English is fluent in the context of speaking and writing. Apart from your guide, there will be an assistant guide and Sherpa crew to assist the trek leader.

 

Arrival & Departure (Kathmandu)

You can rely on us for airport pick up and drop off service. The representative of Peregrine will receive and see you off at the airport upon arrival as well as on departure.

 

Travel Insurance for Nepal

Nepal is famous for its outdoor adventures. Most of the tourists choose Nepal for trekking in the Himalayas and experience other kinds of exotic sports. To be on the safe side from probable outdoor risks, it is always healthy to have a travel insurance policy. Travel insurance could be of various types covering emergency medical treatment or emergency medical evacuation. Helicopter rescues from foothills of mountains are common in Nepal. Be careful to choose your insurance wisely, which pays directly to the hospital rather than spending it on the spot.

 

Equipment & Packing List for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

It is usual for a human being to get excited about the trip and carry almost everything. We believe it’s in human nature. Still, you should be considerate on what you take for your trekking trip. There is weight limitation on domestic flights and porter. Hence, we suggest you read the guideline by this link (https://peregrinetreks.com/nepal-trekking-equipment-and-gear-list) and carry things which are very important for the entire trip.

 

Passport & Visa for Nepal

Apart from Indians, every foreigner must have a visa to enter Nepal. Issuing a Nepalese visa is a hassle work compared to other countries. An individual can obtain a Nepalese permit before entering Nepal. Moreover, one can release on the spot visa at the Tribhuwan International Airport or the border checkpoints Nepal and India /China. On the contrary, Nepal has listed the name of few countries whose nationals are not eligible to obtain on the spot visa upon arrival. They are Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Liberia.

The first procedure for obtaining a visa is to fill an application form, provide passport size photograph, and pay the visa fee. A single entry visa costs USD 25, 50 or 1125 valid for 15, 30 or 90 days respectively. An individual can pay above mentioned fees at any currency at the airport, but some border checkpoints accept only USD. Likewise, children aged below ten are required visas with different fee structures.

If you plan to visit India, Tibet, and Bhutan simultaneously, you can apply for a multiple entry visa. Otherwise, you can change your single entry visa to multiple visas at Central Immigration Office, Kathmandu. The passport has to be valid for at least six months while submitting your visa application. You can read more at Nepal Travel Info page.

 

Annapurna Base Camp Trek weather

The atmosphere of Nepal is moderate. Nepal and Europe share similar weather but utterly opposite of the Australian seasons. Again, like other countries, Nepal also has four seasons. Winter generally starts from December till February, which is the pretty coldest month. Temperatures could drop down significantly at higher altitude resulting in heavy snowfall. Spring (March-May) and autumn (September- November) is the appropriate season for almost of the outdoor adventures. Nepal has the highest number of visitors this season.
Last but not least, Monsoon (end of June- August) is also the hottest and wettest season of the year. The temperature at certain plain areas could increase above 40 degrees. Or else it could rain all day and night resulting in major catastrophic like mass flood and landslides

 

Banking and Forex in Nepal

Individuals can pay in foreign exchange in hotels, travel agencies, and airlines. You can find numerous ATMs in cities accepting international bank cards (Plus, Cirrus, etc.). In the majority of ATM’s, the maximum withdrawal amount is 20,000NRS allowing to make repeated withdrawals.
Moreover, most tourist standard hotels, restaurants, airports, and travel agencies accept credit cards like Visa, JCB, MasterCard, and American Express. However, the bank enforces a certain amount of transaction fee during the transaction. The minimum surcharge is 4%. But, we won’t charge any charges for credit card payment.

 

Custom Formalities-Nepal

When you arrive in Nepal, it is necessary to pass the custom checking of your baggage. Electronics apart from your personal belongings like a laptop, camera, movie/ video recorder, 15 film rolls, etc. are allowed to bring while you enter. If in any case, you purchase an antique in Nepal to take back home, you will have to certify that object by the Department of Archeology. It is illegal to export out of Nepal, artifacts that are 100 years and older.

 

Emergency Contact Information

While you fill the form to book this trip, please provide your emergency contact information. The contact person could be anyone from your family or close acquaintance. You can get the contact details of Embassy and Consulate by this link.

 

Safety and Security – Nepal

Nepal is long known for its safe part and warm hospitality for travelers. You will realize the friendliness and helping nature of Nepalese people when you step here. Still, you should be responsible for your personal belongings. You should place your valuables securely like money, jewelry, and expensive gadgets and electronics. Be on the safe side and avoid walking alone during nighttime, especially at the places with fewer people around. Try to maintain close distance with your group or representatives of Peregrine Treks when you need to venture out when the sun is down.

 

Electricity – Nepal

Most of the major cities are now free from load shedding. Whereas, there is still electricity cut off at some remote regions of Nepal. The standard frequency and voltage in Nepal are 50HZ and 230V. However, most of the hotels and guesthouses are have a generator or inverter or solar power. You can find multi-adapter style sockets in cities hotels. Besides teahouses of mountain lodges have two or three-pronged outlets. Still, we recommend you to carry universal adaptor so that you can charge your electronics without any fuss.

 

 Vaccinations – Nepal

We suggest you to check with a physician regarding travel-related illness six months before you start your trip. Take the required complete course of treatments and boosters before you embark on an adventure to a foreign country. If you are trekking in the higher altitude, you may not worry about tropical illness.

 

Baggage – Nepal (Domestic Flight and Porter)

In domestic flights of Nepal, individuals are allowed to carry luggage weighing 15 kg. If the weight exceeds 15 kg, you will have to pay for extra luggage.

During the trekking, we will have one porter who will carry the baggage of two clients. He can take a total of 30 kg, which means one trekker should have luggage no more than 15 kilograms. While porter carries your baggage, you will be bringing a day bag pack.

 

Physical Condition & Experience for ABC Trek

Walking is generally considered as a healthy exercise. Undoubtedly, walking in higher elevations is usually more physically demanding. For this reason, you need to be in good health, moderately fit, full of positive vibes, determined, and confident. Thus, you can easily complete the trek.

You can maintain your fitness by carrying medium level exercise and jogging before your ABC Trek. As a result, it will boost your strength and stability. If this is not your first trek, you can apply your experience. It’s perfectly fine even if you are a first-timer because technical skills are not required for this trip. Besides, consult and check with your doctor if you have any pre-existing medical conditions like heart, lung, or blood diseases before you join the trek. If you have any medical conditions, we advise you to inform Peregrine Treks before booking the trek. We will try to arrange your trip accordingly.

 

Altitude Sickness & Acclimatization during Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Acclimatization is a phenomenon used during Annapuran Base Camp Trek in high altitude. The process makes one’s body adapt to thin air and Himalayan environment. Oxygen particles start getting sparse, and air density gets thin at a higher altitude above 2000 meters. We have a pattern to follow while we walk on higher elevation to prevent us from Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Pacing the steps could result in AMS. The common symptoms like difficulty in breathing, headache, nausea, headache, dizziness, insomnia, vomiting, etc. could show up. One should never ignore the signs mentioned above. If untreated, it will result in High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) and High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE). HACE AND HAPE affect brain and lungs filling fluid inside and could be fatal to the patient.

We design our itinerary in such a way that you will have sufficient time for acclimatization. You will have one or two rest days in lower elevations before you climb higher than 3500 meters. Rest day usually means you will utilize this day by stretching your legs to hike certain height and return to your teahouse. Besides, our guides will always carry a first aid kit, including Diamox, which is a pill to prevent AMS symptoms. However, you should follow the instructions of the guide and keep yourself hydrated. Avoid alcoholic and caffeinated drinks, which will cause dehydration.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS OF ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK

How is the weather in the mountains? When can we trek in Nepal?

Weather in the mountains is hard to predict. Winters (November to February) could be colder in the mountains with very less solar heat. Most of the mountain trekking trails will be blocked due to torrential rain during monsoon season (June to early September). Furthermore, spring (March to May) and autumn (late September to early November) is the most favorable time for trekking in Nepal. However, it’s up to you on which season you choose to venture our mountains.

 

What is ‘Annapurna Base Camp Teahouse Trek’?

Among all other trekking types, Annapurna Base Camp Teahouse trek is the most popular and secure way of trekking in Nepal. It has almost replaced old school camping trek and set the trend along the Annapurna and Everest trekking routes. It means resting or stopping for the night at locally owned teahouses established along the roads. The owners provide accommodation and food to trekkers while the provision of services varies according to the availability of resources. The essential functions are shared rooms, bathrooms, solar-powered electricity and hot water, Wi-Fi, and a menu with a range of dishes.

 

How long will we be walking each day during Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

On your trek days, you will typically have to walk for five to seven hours a day. We will be covering 10 to 14 km of distance. When we reach 3500 m of altitude, we will walk for five to seven hours but the distance covered will be less. We will maintain our walking pace to prevent AMS. You should prepare yourself to be flexible along with the itinerary. As it could be altered by unpredictable weather conditions, geographical instability and physical condition of the individual trekkers.·

For further information, please contact us at +977 98510 52413 (WhatsApp/Viber/Mobile) or +1 315 933 3212 (USA) or email us at info@peregrinetreks.com.

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by Searlas Pellerin on Peregrine Treks
Amazing Annapurna Base Camp Trek

I flew to Pokhara from Kathmandu, which was way cleaner and manageable than Kathmandu. The streets were excellent, with no traffic jam. I was amazed after I started my trek. Every village where we stopped for overnight stay had excellent facilities and WI-FI available. I seriously think that Nepal Telecommunication could give some healthy suggestions to telecom companies in Australia!! I enjoyed the serenity and Nepalese culture. I wish I could stay here for my whole life, but I only can want to and come back for my next trek.

by Scott O'Donnell on Peregrine Treks
Trek to ABC wth Peregrine Treks and Tours

The harder the trail, the worthier the experience. I didn't find the trails of ABC easy. There were thousands of stone laid steps, highs, and lows. However, walking through those paths was worth it in front of ABC's natural beauty. The weather favored me so I could easily see the mountain ranges, which was unforgettable. Thank you Peregrine Treks for providing your best services. I strongly recommend it!

by Eulalie Boucher on Peregrine Treks
Completed ABC Trek by Dal Bhat Power

"DaalBhat Power, 24 Hour". Now I realize why this proverb is so famous in Nepal. It took us approximately six days to reach the final destination of ABC full circuit. During those days, I only had DaalBhat, which was the best energy source for my legs, and I completed my trek. It kept me going. My guide and porter were as amazing as daalbhat very energetic and motivating. Thank you, Peregrine for such an excellent memory and great service.

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek Highlights


  • Pokhara, city of lakes and a major tourist destination in Nepal
  • Trekking to the heart of Annapurna Region, accompanied by ranges of 7000-8000m
  • We are moving along the beautiful terrace farms and farm village of Ghandruk
  • The hot springs of Jhinu Danda
  • You are experiencing diverse cultures and lifestyles of Nepalese ethnic groups
  • Magical views of Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Annapurna South, and many other ranges
  • The inward sanctuary of Annapurna Base Camp with panoramic views of more than ten peaks over 6000m tall.

Overview of Annapurna Base Camp Trek


Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek, a dream for travelers around the world. This trek takes you along rich and diverse cultures; also, mountain peaks, bamboo forests, city of lakes, floras, and faunas. Being at Annapurna Base Camp gives you the feeling of resting in the lap of the mountains. The trek takes you to a spiritual journey of peace and eternal joy. Embarking on your journey to the lap of an 8000m Himalaya is an adventure. This trek assures you with the thrill and excitement along with the bliss and ecstasy of being in such sync with nature. Annapurna Base Camp trek acknowledges you with the diversity of culture and lifestyle. Addressing you with different ethnic villages and communities of Nepal; Annapurna Base Camp Trek also acquaintances you with the rich vegetation and wildlife that this county preserves in itself.

This is the day you arrive in Nepal. As you fly over the valley, you get to witness the unique beauty of Kathmandu Valley. As soon as you land and get through customs, a representative from Peregrine Tours will be there to welcome and greet you.  You will be transferred to one of the luxurious hotels in the city. If you arrive early, you can visit the hub market of Thamel or you can go around some UNESCO site like Pashupatinath, Swoyambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square and many more. Later, you will enjoy a beautiful dinner and plan for your trip ahead. This is the first day of your Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Meals: Not Included

We leave early this day for Pokhara, a beautiful city full of lakes and scenic beauties. The town is overlooked by the Annapurna, Machapuchare and Dhaulagiri ranges. We get all our luggage ready and move early as possible to catch the best sights of the journey. We walk along with various villages and sceneries that fill our trip with colors. It’s 6-7 hours of drive from the city of Kathmandu. As we get to Pokhara, we might want to unwind and relax for the night. We might take a walk to the lakeside or spend some time with our fellow members from the trek to get to know them better. We will stay in a hotel by the Fewa Lake for the night. Enjoy the evening and peaceful view of the lake and get a good sleep — Ready yourselves for the steep journey to Annapurna Base Camp.

Meals: Breakfast

We take an early morning drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (42 km from Pokhara) towards the west. Nayapul is the start point to the treks in the region. Once we get there, our trekking begins. We walk across Modi Khola and head towards Hile after crossing it. Mt. Machapuchare shows us a glimpse of it as we make our way towards Hile. After walking for a few hours, through green valleys of rhododendron, tropical forests and a very few settlements, we get to Hile. As we get to our destination, we rest for the day and prepare for the next day ahead of us. We stay at Hile in a local tea house overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

The fourth day of our Annapurna Base Camp trek, we have an early morning breakfast and start our trail. We pass by a small village named TikheDunga (1,577m). Then after, we adopt a village called Ulleri (2070m) which is extensively famous for a staircase of more than 3000 stone stairs. The same steep stairs contribute to give the name “Ulleri” to the village.

The village of Ulleri is inhabited by diverse tribes of Brahmin, Chhetris and Magars towards the upper hill. We ascend towards the uphill of Ulleri and after an arduous trek of about 5-6 hours, get to the beautiful village of Ghorepani. We pass various streams, rhododendron forests, and tiny villages to reach Ghorepani.

Ghorepani is a village inhabited by “Magars.” They have their unique culture of their own, and it is also a unique and productive experience for us to interact with them. The upper part of the village gives us the panoramic views to the ranges of Annapurna South and Nilgiri mountains. We stay for the night in Ghorepani.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today is going to be one of the most mesmerizing days of our Annapurna Base Camp Trek. We start our journey by foot early to catch the ever-beautiful sunrise in Poonhill. It is one of the first picks in Nepal to watch the sunrise. We enjoy the uninterrupted views of the Himalayan ranges turning orange. Majestic mountains like Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Nilgiri (6940m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna III (7855m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna II (7937m), Lamjung Himal (6931m) and many more turn gleaming yellow as the sun pours its rays and colors the sky.

Then, we turn our way back to Ghorepani and head towards Tadapani. We climb up to Deurali from Ghorepani. After we reach the hilltop of the village of Tadapani, we stay our night there.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After waking up at the beautiful village of Tadapani, we start our trail towards Sinuwa through Chomrong. It’s a descending trail through various Gurung settlements. We get to know and experience their unique and rich culture and hospitality. We continue our path through a lush Rhododendron forest that inspires you to continue this journey more than anything. The terrace fields on the laps of the mountains make your every step feel worthy. It’s a famous route for the bird lovers as it provides with a variety of species. After a beautiful trek, we arrive in Chomrong, the gateway to the Annapurna Sanctuary. However, Sinuwa awaits uphill. We climb to the village of Sinuwa and stay there for the night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Early in the morning we have our breakfast and start our trail for Dovan village. We descend towards Chhomrong Khola accompanied by the natural scenic beauties. We will do 5-6 hours of hard trekking today. After crossing Chomrong Kholi, we ascend through a dense forest and trail downhill till we reach the village of Dovan. Many trekkers prefer Dovan for staying overnight. However, we set our sights for the best. We climb uphill for the Himalayan Hotel, where we stay for the night. We prepare ourselves for the ultimate climb that we are going to have tomorrow. The Annapurna Base Camp waits for us.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

We go for our ultimate destination this day. Starting early morning after breakfast, we ascend towards higher altitudes. As we move uphill, we notice fewer trees and vegetations. After trailing for some hours, we enter the Annapurna Sanctuary and then the Machapuchare Base Camp (3900m). We stop there, surrounded by the mountains to have our lunch.

After lunch, we trek for about 2 hours to reach the ultimate destination of our journey. The Annapurna Base Camp is here. There are very few things in life that give you satisfaction like being in the Annapurna Base Camp. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains and few settlements downhill, this scene is pure magic. After that, the place is yours. Take your camera and start making memories that you can cherish for the rest of your life. Start exploring and communicating with the glaciers and mountains. Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machapuchare, and many others make a ring to surround you with their unparalleled beauty. We stay overnight in the Annapurna Base Camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Early in the morning, our trail quickly descends towards Bamboo. We leave our dream destination for the way back home. We descend towards a beautiful village Bamboo (2,345m) downhill towards the camp. The trek will continue for 6-7 hours, and we travel across the bank of Modi Khola again.  We walk at a steady pace, and there is no rush. It is a long trek that is strenuous and takes patience. After reaching Modi Khola, we ascend towards Bamboo uphill. If we arrive early, we get to experience the unique culture and lifestyle of the people of Bamboo. We stay and rest ourselves in Bamboo for the night.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today, we head for Jhinu Dada to experience the enjoyable hot spring, and also it is our way back home. After breakfast, we descend towards Sinuwa. Our trail is filled with green lush forests and rhododendron blooming red, white and pink and contrasting the color of the green jungle. From Sinuwa, we ascend towards Chhomrong. After Chhomrong, we head towards Jhinu Dada. Jhinu Dada is famous for its natural hot spring. We rest our bodies to the grace of the majestic spring. After rejuvenating ourselves, we move towards our stay for the night. We stay our night in Jhinu Dada.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After an early refreshing breakfast, we start making our way for Pothana. We move towards Modi Khola. After we cross Modi Khola, we make our way through villages like Lhandruk village and the beautiful Tokla village. Our journey passes through beautiful oak forests. After the oak forests, we approach towards Pothana. This is the last place for enjoying the majestic views of the mountains. We spend the rest of the day exploring and roaming around the village. Enjoying the sunset in the hills, we stay our night in Pothana.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

The last day of trekking is the day we trail into the Annapurna Himalayan Region from the beautiful village of Pothana to Phedi. After our breakfast, we slowly start descending towards Phedi. Through the dense forests, enjoying the incredible vegetation and the mountain views we get down to Phedi. As soon as we reach Phedi, we drive back to Pokhara that will take us around two hours. We can freshen up in our hotel and then start exploring the beautiful city of Pokhara. Trekkers can go for spa, massage or relax and roam around the city and take photographs. We stay in Pokhara for the night.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

After having an unforgettable journey, this day we move back to Kathmandu from where you can go home. As soon as we have our breakfasts, we take a bus to Kathmandu through the same route that we decided to Pokhara — enjoying the natural scenic beauties along the way we treasure our memories from the journey.

As we arrive in Kathmandu, you will be escorted to your hotel and the rest of the day is yours. You can explore the colorful markets of Thamel, or visit UNESCO sites. Furthermore, you can experience the rich culture that the people of the valley share. Make the most of your last light in Nepal.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

It will be your last morning in Nepal. You’ll be saying goodbye to the country collecting some of the memories to cherish all your life. You will be escorted to the airport for your flight. You will have to be there a couple of hours before the trip.

If you have your flight at night, you can still get colored in the colors of the city. You can visit local places. Share your Annapurna Base Camp Trek stories to your friends abroad. And remember, “When mountains call, you answer.”

Meals: Breakfast

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Accommodation in a three-star hotel,3 Nights in Kathmandu and one night in Pokhara
  • Room in the best available lodge and all meal (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)during trekking
  • All ground transportation in private vehicle as per itinerary
  • Full day Kathmandu Valley and half-day Pokhara Valley guided sightseeing in private vehicle
  • All entrance fees during sightseeing and trekking
  • An experienced English or other Language speaking guide and one assistance guide for more than five trekkers
  • One porter for two trekkers
  • Trekking crew member salary, insurance, accommodation and food, and airfares if necessary
  • On hire Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, achievement certificate, and trekking map are free services from the company.
  • All necessary Permit and TIMS
  • First Aid Medical kit or essential medicine
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Farewell dinner
  • All applicable government and local taxes

  • Nepalese visa fee and international airfare
  • Hotel accommodation, Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of an of early arrival in Nepal or late departure from Nepal, prior return from the mountain because of any reason than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, soft or hard beverages, recharge the battery, bottled/boiled water, extra porters, hot shower, a pot of tea, etc.) during trekking
  • Tips and gratuities for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

Accommodations:

We will be accommodated with Samsara Resort or similar hotel in Kathmandu. For Pokhara, we will be provided Kuti resort and local tea houses during the trek. The accommodations are made on a twin sharing basis. Single supplements can be served upon request but will cost an extra of USD 250. However, the only room cannot be possible sometimes during higher elevations. In the trekking area, most of your accommodations contain attached bathrooms, while some of the teahouses may not have and you may have to share the washing and toilet facilities in that case.

Meals

During the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, we have a variety of options in cuisines like Nepali, Chinese, Italian, Continental, Indian, etc. Breakfast will be served from the tea houses or the lodge’s menu, and we will have our lunches on the way to our destination. There will be welcome and farewell dinners with our trekkers.

YearStart DateTrip DurationCost/PersonAvailabilityJoin Group
2020 12 January 14 Days US$ 1050 AvailableJoin Group

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

While our Annapurna Base Camp Trek, we will be walking 5-7 hours daily on an average. So this is a moderate trek for the habituated and passionate walkers. The ones going on this journey must be habituated to some exercise. The trek up in the higher altitudes is a bit more demanding. However, if we’re physically fit and have a strong determination and sturdy will power, this trek can be accomplished quickly. Past hiking can be an extra asset for the trekkers on this trek.

The Best Month to Trek to Annapurna Base Camp

You can do this trek all around the year. However, autumn and spring are considered the best seasons to be making this trek. March, April, May, September, October, and November are the best month to trek to Annapurna Base Camp. The weather is warm and sunny and provides you with the best views possible of nature.
Furthermore, winters have a lesser crowd, so we get the serenity of nature — however, its harsh cold in winters. Trekking in summers and monsoon can be disturbed by rain waters.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek altitude

During the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, we move to a higher altitude than 2500m. So our body needs to be acclimatized. We design our treks in slow progress so its more comfortable for a human body to adapt to the changing climate. You might experience symptoms like headache, disturbed sleep, nausea, cough, palpitation, etc. during acclimatization. Trekkers are highly recommended to drink plenty of liquids like water and garlic soup. We discourage the consumption of alcoholic substances as it can hamper the fitness and may lead to causing sickness. However, if you experience any symptoms of AMS, our doctors will look after you, and you can also be stopping your trek. The group leader can also ask you to descend as it is the only cure to Acute Mountain Sickness.

Group Size

In case, if you join a fixed departure trip, you will probably be trekking with a group of people of different nationalities and age. It could be an opportunity for you to meet new people and be friends with them. The group size varies from 2 people to 16 in maximum.

Guide, Trek Leader & Support Staff

A professional, certified, and reliable trekking guide will lead your group. The guide has experience of many years guiding group of trekkers in the mountains. He has in-depth knowledge of the region you will be trekking since he is a local dweller. Besides, his English is fluent in the context of speaking and writing. Apart from your guide, there will be an assistant guide and Sherpa crew to assist the trek leader.

 

Arrival & Departure (Kathmandu)

You can rely on us for airport pick up and drop off service. The representative of Peregrine will receive and see you off at the airport upon arrival as well as on departure.

 

Travel Insurance for Nepal

Nepal is famous for its outdoor adventures. Most of the tourists choose Nepal for trekking in the Himalayas and experience other kinds of exotic sports. To be on the safe side from probable outdoor risks, it is always healthy to have a travel insurance policy. Travel insurance could be of various types covering emergency medical treatment or emergency medical evacuation. Helicopter rescues from foothills of mountains are common in Nepal. Be careful to choose your insurance wisely, which pays directly to the hospital rather than spending it on the spot.

 

Equipment & Packing List for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

It is usual for a human being to get excited about the trip and carry almost everything. We believe it’s in human nature. Still, you should be considerate on what you take for your trekking trip. There is weight limitation on domestic flights and porter. Hence, we suggest you read the guideline by this link (https://peregrinetreks.com/nepal-trekking-equipment-and-gear-list) and carry things which are very important for the entire trip.

 

Passport & Visa for Nepal

Apart from Indians, every foreigner must have a visa to enter Nepal. Issuing a Nepalese visa is a hassle work compared to other countries. An individual can obtain a Nepalese permit before entering Nepal. Moreover, one can release on the spot visa at the Tribhuwan International Airport or the border checkpoints Nepal and India /China. On the contrary, Nepal has listed the name of few countries whose nationals are not eligible to obtain on the spot visa upon arrival. They are Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Liberia.

The first procedure for obtaining a visa is to fill an application form, provide passport size photograph, and pay the visa fee. A single entry visa costs USD 25, 50 or 1125 valid for 15, 30 or 90 days respectively. An individual can pay above mentioned fees at any currency at the airport, but some border checkpoints accept only USD. Likewise, children aged below ten are required visas with different fee structures.

If you plan to visit India, Tibet, and Bhutan simultaneously, you can apply for a multiple entry visa. Otherwise, you can change your single entry visa to multiple visas at Central Immigration Office, Kathmandu. The passport has to be valid for at least six months while submitting your visa application. You can read more at Nepal Travel Info page.

 

Annapurna Base Camp Trek weather

The atmosphere of Nepal is moderate. Nepal and Europe share similar weather but utterly opposite of the Australian seasons. Again, like other countries, Nepal also has four seasons. Winter generally starts from December till February, which is the pretty coldest month. Temperatures could drop down significantly at higher altitude resulting in heavy snowfall. Spring (March-May) and autumn (September- November) is the appropriate season for almost of the outdoor adventures. Nepal has the highest number of visitors this season.
Last but not least, Monsoon (end of June- August) is also the hottest and wettest season of the year. The temperature at certain plain areas could increase above 40 degrees. Or else it could rain all day and night resulting in major catastrophic like mass flood and landslides

 

Banking and Forex in Nepal

Individuals can pay in foreign exchange in hotels, travel agencies, and airlines. You can find numerous ATMs in cities accepting international bank cards (Plus, Cirrus, etc.). In the majority of ATM’s, the maximum withdrawal amount is 20,000NRS allowing to make repeated withdrawals.
Moreover, most tourist standard hotels, restaurants, airports, and travel agencies accept credit cards like Visa, JCB, MasterCard, and American Express. However, the bank enforces a certain amount of transaction fee during the transaction. The minimum surcharge is 4%. But, we won’t charge any charges for credit card payment.

 

Custom Formalities-Nepal

When you arrive in Nepal, it is necessary to pass the custom checking of your baggage. Electronics apart from your personal belongings like a laptop, camera, movie/ video recorder, 15 film rolls, etc. are allowed to bring while you enter. If in any case, you purchase an antique in Nepal to take back home, you will have to certify that object by the Department of Archeology. It is illegal to export out of Nepal, artifacts that are 100 years and older.

 

Emergency Contact Information

While you fill the form to book this trip, please provide your emergency contact information. The contact person could be anyone from your family or close acquaintance. You can get the contact details of Embassy and Consulate by this link.

 

Safety and Security – Nepal

Nepal is long known for its safe part and warm hospitality for travelers. You will realize the friendliness and helping nature of Nepalese people when you step here. Still, you should be responsible for your personal belongings. You should place your valuables securely like money, jewelry, and expensive gadgets and electronics. Be on the safe side and avoid walking alone during nighttime, especially at the places with fewer people around. Try to maintain close distance with your group or representatives of Peregrine Treks when you need to venture out when the sun is down.

 

Electricity – Nepal

Most of the major cities are now free from load shedding. Whereas, there is still electricity cut off at some remote regions of Nepal. The standard frequency and voltage in Nepal are 50HZ and 230V. However, most of the hotels and guesthouses are have a generator or inverter or solar power. You can find multi-adapter style sockets in cities hotels. Besides teahouses of mountain lodges have two or three-pronged outlets. Still, we recommend you to carry universal adaptor so that you can charge your electronics without any fuss.

 

 Vaccinations – Nepal

We suggest you to check with a physician regarding travel-related illness six months before you start your trip. Take the required complete course of treatments and boosters before you embark on an adventure to a foreign country. If you are trekking in the higher altitude, you may not worry about tropical illness.

 

Baggage – Nepal (Domestic Flight and Porter)

In domestic flights of Nepal, individuals are allowed to carry luggage weighing 15 kg. If the weight exceeds 15 kg, you will have to pay for extra luggage.

During the trekking, we will have one porter who will carry the baggage of two clients. He can take a total of 30 kg, which means one trekker should have luggage no more than 15 kilograms. While porter carries your baggage, you will be bringing a day bag pack.

 

Physical Condition & Experience for ABC Trek

Walking is generally considered as a healthy exercise. Undoubtedly, walking in higher elevations is usually more physically demanding. For this reason, you need to be in good health, moderately fit, full of positive vibes, determined, and confident. Thus, you can easily complete the trek.

You can maintain your fitness by carrying medium level exercise and jogging before your ABC Trek. As a result, it will boost your strength and stability. If this is not your first trek, you can apply your experience. It’s perfectly fine even if you are a first-timer because technical skills are not required for this trip. Besides, consult and check with your doctor if you have any pre-existing medical conditions like heart, lung, or blood diseases before you join the trek. If you have any medical conditions, we advise you to inform Peregrine Treks before booking the trek. We will try to arrange your trip accordingly.

 

Altitude Sickness & Acclimatization during Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Acclimatization is a phenomenon used during Annapuran Base Camp Trek in high altitude. The process makes one’s body adapt to thin air and Himalayan environment. Oxygen particles start getting sparse, and air density gets thin at a higher altitude above 2000 meters. We have a pattern to follow while we walk on higher elevation to prevent us from Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Pacing the steps could result in AMS. The common symptoms like difficulty in breathing, headache, nausea, headache, dizziness, insomnia, vomiting, etc. could show up. One should never ignore the signs mentioned above. If untreated, it will result in High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) and High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE). HACE AND HAPE affect brain and lungs filling fluid inside and could be fatal to the patient.

We design our itinerary in such a way that you will have sufficient time for acclimatization. You will have one or two rest days in lower elevations before you climb higher than 3500 meters. Rest day usually means you will utilize this day by stretching your legs to hike certain height and return to your teahouse. Besides, our guides will always carry a first aid kit, including Diamox, which is a pill to prevent AMS symptoms. However, you should follow the instructions of the guide and keep yourself hydrated. Avoid alcoholic and caffeinated drinks, which will cause dehydration.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS OF ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK

How is the weather in the mountains? When can we trek in Nepal?

Weather in the mountains is hard to predict. Winters (November to February) could be colder in the mountains with very less solar heat. Most of the mountain trekking trails will be blocked due to torrential rain during monsoon season (June to early September). Furthermore, spring (March to May) and autumn (late September to early November) is the most favorable time for trekking in Nepal. However, it’s up to you on which season you choose to venture our mountains.

 

What is ‘Annapurna Base Camp Teahouse Trek’?

Among all other trekking types, Annapurna Base Camp Teahouse trek is the most popular and secure way of trekking in Nepal. It has almost replaced old school camping trek and set the trend along the Annapurna and Everest trekking routes. It means resting or stopping for the night at locally owned teahouses established along the roads. The owners provide accommodation and food to trekkers while the provision of services varies according to the availability of resources. The essential functions are shared rooms, bathrooms, solar-powered electricity and hot water, Wi-Fi, and a menu with a range of dishes.

 

How long will we be walking each day during Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

On your trek days, you will typically have to walk for five to seven hours a day. We will be covering 10 to 14 km of distance. When we reach 3500 m of altitude, we will walk for five to seven hours but the distance covered will be less. We will maintain our walking pace to prevent AMS. You should prepare yourself to be flexible along with the itinerary. As it could be altered by unpredictable weather conditions, geographical instability and physical condition of the individual trekkers.·

For further information, please contact us at +977 98510 52413 (WhatsApp/Viber/Mobile) or +1 315 933 3212 (USA) or email us at info@peregrinetreks.com.

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