Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Diverse landscape with rich mountain vistas, terraced fields, & Gurung villages

Duration Duration 14 Days
Meals Meals
  • 13 Breakfast
  • 09 Lunch
  • 10  Dinner
Accommodation Accommodation
  • 4 Night hotel
  • 9 Night Eco Lodge
Activites Activities
  • Trekking
  • Sightseeing
  • Scenic Drive
Price Reduced US$ 1300 Price Starts From US$ 1050
Destination Destination
Nepal
Difficulty Difficulty
Moderate
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
4130 Meter
Activities Activity
Trekking
Start and Point Start/End Point
Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Best Season Best Season
March, April, May, Sept, Oct, Nov
Group Size Group Size
1-8 people
Transportation Transportation
Private Car and Tourist Bus
Activity Per Day Activity Per Day
5-6 hours trekking

Overview of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek, also known as Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, is a dream for travelers worldwide. This Annapurna trek takes you along rich and diverse cultures, such as mountain peaks, bamboo forests, and a city of lakes, floras, and faunas. Being at Annapurna Base Camp gives you the feeling of resting in the lap of the mountains. ABC Trek takes you on 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 of the thrill, excitement, bliss, and ecstasy of being in such sync with nature. Annapurna Base Camp Trek or ABC Trek acknowledges you with the diversity of culture and lifestyle. The trek also acquaintances you with the rich vegetation and wildlife this county preserves.


Annapurna Base Camp Trek Highlights

  • Pokhara, a 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 the 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.

Mountain Views:

ABC Trek takes you deep into the jaw-dropping beauty of the Annapurna Range. The trek rewards you with the stunning views of Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Annapurna South, Machhapuchare, Nilgiri, Himchuli, Dhaulagiri, and many more. Also, this trek takes your attention toward the ever-chattering monkeys and ever-chirping birds. The terrace fields in the hills and tropical fruits will introduce you to Nepal’s legendary taste.

Moreover, we will be staying in Tikhedunga, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Chhomrong, and Himalaya to reach the base camp of Annapurna. The trek goes past the majestic sanctuary near Machapuchare Base Camp. Passing Machhapuchhre Base Camp, we reach Annapurna Base Camp, which leaves you stunned with the sights and vibes it provides to you within.

Then we return to Nayapul via Bamboo. We will stop by Jhinu Danda to relax in the natural hot springs. Our trek finishes, and we drive back to Pokhara.

About Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek

ABC Trek is one of the busiest treks in the Annapurna region. It is a stunning trek to the heart of the Annapurna Mountain Range. Furthermore, this trek is a preserved trek for travelers, including females and solo travelers. We at Peregrine Tours have designed 14 days Annapurna Sanctuary Trek itinerary perfect for this short refreshing trek. You can also choose our quick Annapurna Base Camp Trek package if you have a limited-time option. The Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an 11 days trek.

Over the years, many clients from around the globe have believed in us, and we have not failed to serve them. If you don’t have enough time, we can minimize this Annapurna Trekking by using a Helicopter to return from Annapurna Base Camp.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Detail Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

    This is the day you arrive in Nepal. As you fly over the valley, you get to witness the unique beauty of the 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 sites like Pashupatinath, Swoyambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and many more. Later, you will enjoy a beautiful dinner and plan for your Annapurna Base Camp Trek. This is the first day of your Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
    Meals: Not Included

  • Day 2: Kathmandu to Pokhara

    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 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

  • Day 3: Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Hile

    We take an early morning drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (42 km from Pokhara) towards the west. Nayapul is the start point for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. 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 move 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

  • Day 4: Trek to Ghorepani

    On 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, we adopted a town called Ulleri (2070m), which is extensively famous for a staircase of more than 3000 stone stairs. The same steep stairs contribute to giving the name “Ulleri” to the village.

    The village of Ulleri is inhabited by diverse tribes of Brahmin, Chhetris, and Magars on 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 a 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 panoramic views of the ranges of Annapurna South and Nilgiri mountains. We stay for the night in Ghorepani.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 5: Hike to Poonhill and trek to Tadapani

    Today will be one of the most mesmerizing days of our Annapurna Base Camp Trek. We start our journey on 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

  • Day 6: Trek to Sinuwa

    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 us to continue this journey more than anything. The terrace fields on the laps of the mountains make our every step feel worthy.

    It’s a famous route for bird lovers as it provides 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

  • Day 7: Trek to Himalayan Hotel

    Early in the morning, we have our breakfast and start our trail for Dovan village. We descend towards Chhomrong Khola, accompanied by natural scenic beauties. We will do 5-6 hours of strenuous 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 on the best. We climb uphill to the Himalayan Hotel, where we stay for the night. We prepare ourselves for the ultimate climb that we will have tomorrow. The Annapurna Base Camp waits for us.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 8: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp

    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 vegetation. After trailing for some hours, we enter the Annapurna Sanctuary and 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 Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

    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 a 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

  • Day 9: Trek to Bamboo

    Early in the morning, our trail quickly descends towards Bamboo. We leave our dream destination on the way back home. We descend towards a beautiful village of Bamboo (2,345m) downhill towards the camp. The trek will continue for 6-7 hours, and we will 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

  • Day 10: Bamboo to Jhinu Dada

    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 in the grace of the majestic spring. After rejuvenating ourselves, we move toward our stay for the night. We stayed our night in Jhinu Dada.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 11: Trek to Pothana

    After an early refreshing breakfast, we start making our way for Pothana. We move towards Modi Khola. After crossing 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 Pothana. This is the last place to enjoy the majestic views of the mountains. We spend the rest of the day exploring the village. Enjoying the sunset in the hills, we stay our night in Pothana.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 12: Trek to Phedi and down to Pokhara

    The last day of Annapurna Base Camp Trek 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, which 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 a spa, massage, or relax and roam around the city and take photographs. We stay in Pokhara for the night.
    Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

  • Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu

    After having an unforgettable journey, this day we move back to Kathmandu from where you can go home. As soon as we have breakfast, we take a bus to Kathmandu through the same route 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

  • Day 14: Bye Bye Nepal (Farewell)

    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 city’s colors. You can visit local places. Share your Annapurna Base Camp Trek stories with your friends abroad. And remember, “When mountains call, you answer.”
    Meals: Breakfast


Includes/Excludes

What's included

    • Airport transfers (two times) in a private vehicle and all other land transportation as per an itinerary
    • Three-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara (breakfast included)
    • Normal lodge or guesthouse with basic facilities during the trek
    • Three-times meals during the trek with tea/coffee
    • An experienced and well trained English speaking guide and necessary porter
    • Food, Accommodation, transportation, and insurance for guide and porter
    • Annapurna Base Camp Trek Permit and TIMS
    • Applicable Taxes

What is excluded

    • International airfare and visa fee
    • Pre and post accommodation except than the scheduled itinerary
    • Travel Insurance
    • Personal expenses like internet, phone calls, laundry, bar, and beverage bills, etc
    • Tipping for guide, porter, and driver

Accommodation

We will be staying at Samsara Resort or a similar hotel in Kathmandu. For Pokhara, we will be provided Teeka 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 USD 250.

However, the only room cannot be possible sometimes during higher elevations of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Most of your rooms contain attached bathrooms in the trekking area, while some teahouses may not. You may have to share the washing and toilet facilities in that case.

Meals

During the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, we have various options in cuisines like Nepali, Chinese, Italian, Continental, Indian, etc. Breakfast will be served from the tea houses or the lodge’s menu. We will have our lunches on the way to our destination.


Route Map

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Route Map

Departure Dates

We have daily departures for this trip, so we recommend that you book it according to your schedule. We will customize the tour/trekking package to your specific needs. We are concentrating on the private trip, taking into account numerous elements such as COVID, trekkers' physical fitness, available time, and budget. Because these elements may or may not be compatible with the individual traveler.

Similarly, during the trek/tour, we will be pleased to supply you with pre/post accommodation as well as other supplementary services such as a domestic flight and an additional porter. Please fill out this customized form for your convenience.

Customize this trip with help from our local travel specialist that matches your interests.

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    Good to Know

    We accept major currencies such as the US Dollar, the Great Britain Pound, the Euro, the Australian Dollar, the Singapore Dollar, the Indian Rupee, the Swiss Franc, the Canadian Dollar, the Japanese Yen, the Chinese Yuan, the Saudi Arabian Riyal, the Qatari Riyal, the Thai Baht, the UAE Dirham, the Malaysian Ringgit, the South Korean Won, the Swedish Kroner, the Danish Kroner, the Hong Kong Dollar, the Kuwaiti Dinar, and the Bahrain Dinar.

    Type C, D, and M power plugs and sockets are used. The standard voltage and frequency are 230 V and 50Hz, respectively.

    Vaccinations You must be completely vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before traveling to Nepal. Vaccination documentation is required.

    On Arrival Visas are available at Nepal's entrance points for travelers. Travelers from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, and Syria, on the other hand, are required to obtain a visa through their nearest Nepalese diplomatic post (embassy/consulate).

    Tourist Visa Fee

    15 Days – US$ 30
    30 Days – US$ 50
    90 Days – US$ 125

    To confirm the trek/tour package, we want a deposit of at least 20% of the total tour/trek fee. The remaining balance must be paid when you arrive in Nepal. We take Visa, Maestro, MasterCard, American Express, and other major credit cards. The total cost of a Bhutan and Tibet tour must be paid in full at the time of booking.

    We strongly advise you to purchase a SIM card for reliable internet access throughout Nepal. Nepal Telecom (owned by the government) and NCELL (owned by the private sector) are the two main SIM card providers in Nepal. It is preferable to get a SIM card at an airport, where staff will assist with activation and data plan purchases. If you have a SIM card, it will be easier for you to contact us and locate our airport agent.

    You can charge your electrical devices at hotels and lodges because there are no power outages. In the Himalayan region, however, hotel owners may levy a nominal fee.

    Essential Information

    Physical Condition & Experience Requirements for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

    While at our Annapurna Base Camp Trek, we will be walking on average for 5-7 hours daily. So this is a moderate trek for adventurous and passionate walkers. The ones going on this journey must prepare themselves by doing some exercise. The hike up to the higher altitudes is a bit more demanding.

    However, this trek can be accomplished quickly if we’re physically fit and have strong determination and sturdy willpower. Past hiking can be an extra asset for the trekkers on this trek.

    Annapurna Base Camp Hiking Distance

    So, what total distance should you cover to Complete Annapurna Base Camp Trek? The Annapurna Base Camp trek is usually 110 kilometers long. On average, you’ll have to walk for 6 hours a day and cover a distance of 10 kilometers. This relatively easy trail will take Nepal’s rural countryside close to the Annapurna mountain range.

    The trek to Annapurna Base Camp is moderately challenging and anyone with good stamina. This camp, located at an elevation of about 4200 meters, is popular with community and solo trekkers.

    Which is 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 make 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 of nature.

    Furthermore, winters have a lesser crowd, so we get the serenity of nature — however, it’s harsh cold in winters. Trekking in summers and monsoons can be disturbed by rain waters.

    Annapurna Base Camp Trek Elevation

    During the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, we move to a higher altitude than 2500m. So our body needs to adjust to the height. We design our treks in slow progress, so it’s more comfortable for the human body to adapt to the changing climate. You might experience headaches, disturbed sleep, nausea, cough, pulse, etc.

    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 fitness and may lead to causing sickness.

    However, if our doctors will look after you if you experience any symptoms of AMS, The group leader can also ask you to descend as it is the only cure for Acute Mountain Sickness.

    Group Size

    If you join a fixed departure trip, you will probably trek with a group of people from different countries and ages. 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 maximum.

    Guide, Trek Leader & Support Staff

    A professional, certified, and reliable trekking guide will lead your group. The guide has many years of experience guiding a group of mountain trekkers. 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, an assistant guide and Sherpa crew will 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 and departure.

    Travel Insurance for Nepal

    Nepal is famous for its outdoor adventures. Most tourists choose Nepal for trekking in the Himalayas and to 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 the 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 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, it would help to consider what you take for your trekking trip. There is a weight limitation on domestic flights and porters.

    Hence, read our blog on “Packing List for ABC Trek” and carry essential things for the 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 an on-the-spot visa at the Tribhuwan International Airport or the border checkpoints in Nepal and India /China.

    Nepal has listed the name of a few countries whose nationals are not eligible to obtain the spot visa upon arrival. Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Liberia.

    To obtain a visa, filled an application form, provide a 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. An individual can pay the above fees in 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 various visas at Central Immigration Office, Kathmandu. The passport must be valid for at least six months while submitting your visa application. You can read more on the Nepal Travel Info page.

    Annapurna Base Camp weather

    The atmosphere of Nepal is moderate. Nepal and Europe share similar weather but opposite the Australian seasons. Again, like other countries, Nepal also has four seasons.

    Winter generally starts from December until February, the pretty coldest month. Temperatures could drop down significantly at higher altitudes resulting in heavy snowfall.

    Spring (March-May) and autumn (September- November) is the appropriate season for most outdoor adventures. Nepal has the highest number of visitors this season.

    Last, the Monsoon (end of June- August) is the hottest and wettest season. The temperature in some plain regions could increase above 40 degrees. Or else it could rain all day and night, resulting in significant catastrophes like mass floods and landslides.

    Banking and Forex in Nepal

    Individuals can pay in foreign exchange in hotels, travel agencies, and airlines. Numerous ATMs in cities accept international bank cards (Plus, Cirrus, etc.). In most ATMs, the maximum withdrawal amount is 20,000NRS allowing you 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 fees during the transaction. The minimum surcharge is 4%. But, we won’t charge any charges for credit card payments.

    Custom Formalities in Nepal

    When you arrive in Nepal, you must pass customs to check your baggage. Electronics apart from your personal belongings like a laptop, camera, and video recorder, are allowed to bring while you enter. If you purchase an antique piece to take back home, it must be certified by the Department of Archeology. It is illegal to export Nepal artifacts that are 100 years and older.

    Emergency Contact Information

    Please provide your emergency contact information while filling out the form to book this trip. The contact person could be anyone from your family or close acquaintance. You can get the contact details of the 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 Nepalese people’s friendliness and helping nature when you step here. Still, it would help if you were responsible for your personal belongings. It would help to place your valuables securely, like money, jewelry, expensive gadgets, and electronics.

    Be safe and avoid walking alone at nighttime, especially in places with fewer people. Try to maintain a close distance with your group or representatives of Peregrine Treks.

    Electricity – Nepal

    Most of the major cities are now free from load shedding. At the same time, electricity is still cut off in some remote regions of Nepal. The standard frequency and voltage in Nepal are 50HZ and 230V.

    However, most hotels and guesthouses have generators, inverters, or solar power. You can find standard sockets in city hotels. Besides, teahouses of mountain lodges have two or three-pronged outlets. Still, we recommend you carry a universal adaptor to charge your electronics without fuss.

    Vaccinations – Nepal

    We suggest you check with a physician regarding any illness six months before starting 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 at a higher altitude, you may not worry about tropical illness.

    Baggage – Nepal (Domestic Flight and Porter)

    On domestic flights in Nepal, individuals can 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 30 kg, meaning one trekker should have no more than 15 kg of luggage. While the porter carries your bags, you will bring a day bag pack.

    Physical Condition & Experience for ABC Trek

    Walking is generally considered a healthy exercise. Undoubtedly, walking in higher elevations is usually more physically demanding. For this reason, you must be in good health, moderately fit, full of positive vibes, determined, and confident. Thus, you can quickly 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 beautiful even if you are a first-timer because technical skills are not required for this trip.

    Besides, consult your doctor if you have any pre-existing medical conditions before the trek. We advise you to inform Peregrine Treks if you have any medical conditions before booking the excursion. 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 at high altitudes. The process makes one’s body adapt to thin air and the 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 at higher elevations to prevent us from Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Pacing the steps could result in AMS.

    Common symptoms like difficulty breathing, headache, nausea, 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 the brain and lungs, filling fluid inside and fatal to the patient.

    We design our itinerary so that you will have sufficient time for acclimatization. You will have one or two rest days in lower elevations before climbing higher than 3500 meters. During the rest day, you will utilize it by stretching your legs to hike a certain height and return to your teahouse.

    Besides, our guides will always carry a first aid kit, including Diamox, a pill to prevent AMS symptoms. However, you should follow the guide’s instructions and keep yourself hydrated. Avoid alcoholic and caffeinated drinks, which will cause dehydration.

    Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Solo

    Annapurna Base Camp Trek can be done solo if you have previous trekking experience here in Nepal. At the same time, there is a risk of trekking alone, too, as the trek to ABC is a high-altitude trek, and you may have to face several difficulties throughout the walk.

    But it is possible to trek solo with good preparations before heading on a journey to Annapurna Base Camp Trek. You should choose the right and favorable seasons to go on a trek, and packing should be done wisely to carry only the necessary things. Otherwise, the backpack is going to make your hike more challenging.

    You will be on your own throughout the trek. It would be best to manage all the permits yourself, including meals and accommodations. You should be able to talk and communicate with the locals.


    Frequently Asked Questions

    The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is not considered difficult because it is very adventurous and is a significant factor in walking steadily. As a result, Annapurna Base Camp Trek is classified as moderate.

    The Annapurna Base Camp trek takes you through many villages of various ethnic communities, each with its own culture and lifestyle and lush greenery, rhododendron, and bamboo forests, a diverse range of floras and faunas, and finally to the mountain peaks. The views, mountain ranges, villages, people, and friends you meet along the way are a truly remarkable and rewarding experience!

    You will need two types of entry permits for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

    ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit):

    Trekkers need to get this permission to enter the Annapurna Conservation Area.

    ACAP entry permit for foreigners – 3000 NPR (approx. $30)

    ACAP entry permit for SAARC nationals – 1000 NPR (approx. $9).

    TIMS Card:

    TIMS card is also required for this trek. This permit costs around 1000 NPR (approx. $10) for all citizens worldwide.

    Weather in the mountains is hard to predict. Winters (November to February) could be colder in the mountains with significantly less solar heat. Most mountain trekking trails will be blocked due to torrential rain during the monsoon season (June to early September).

    Furthermore, spring (March to May) and autumn (late September to early November) is the most favorable time of year for trekking in Nepal. However, it’s up to you which season you choose to venture into our mountains.

    Among all other trekking types, the Annapurna Base Camp Teahouse trek is the most popular and secure way of trekking in Nepal. It has almost replaced the 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 teahouses offer shared rooms with attached or sometimes separate bathrooms. They also provide solar electricity and hot water, Wi-Fi, and a menu with many dishes.

    On your Annapurna Base Camp Trek days, you will typically have to walk for 5 to 7 hours a day. We will be covering a 10 to 14 km of distance. Above 3000m of altitude, we will walk for 5 to 7 hours, but the distance covered will be less. We will maintain our walking pace to prevent AMS.

    It would help if you prepared yourself to be flexible along with the itinerary as it could be altered by weather conditions, geographical variation, and the physical condition of the individual trekkers.

    Please contact us at +977 98510 52413 (WhatsApp/Viber/Mobile) or email us at sales@peregrinetreks.com.

    Reviews

    Rated 5 out of 5
    February 5, 2022

    We are very grateful to Peregrine Treks and our guide Mingmar for making our ABC trip successful. My friend and I did this Annapurna Base Camp Trek during monsoon season. Though it was not an appropriate season for trekking in Nepal, we trusted Peregrine Treks with its management and they were worth it. We got the opportunity to explore Kathmandu Valley before we were set for ABC trek. We appreciate Peregrine Treks for its satisfying service and quality. Thank you for making our trip successful. We strongly recommend Peregrine Treks to others.

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    Karla M. Lund
    Rated 5 out of 5
    February 5, 2022

    Although the journey was long for us, it was worthy. We were blessed with a phenomenal mountain view surrounding the Annapurna region. Notably, the views were undeniably great from routes between Machhapuchhere Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp.
    We trusted Peregrine Treks for organizing our trip, and they stood beyond our expectations. Our journey, food, and accommodation were very managed and satisfying. The companies, no doubt, have a great experience in their field. We highly recommend everyone to choose Peregrine Treks for their future trips. We will as well come back for the next trip with Peregrine Treks.

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    Jonathan Huxham
    Rated 5 out of 5
    February 5, 2022

    Peregrine Treks were just the perfect company for us. They organized our trek in such a managed way; we did not even feel one slight doubt throughout our whole trip. Two fantastic trekking guides, Layu and Regmi were with us to accompany us for the trek. They both were full of local knowledge and motivating enough to encourage us to complete our trek. Besides, the food and accommodation were without any complaints and issues.
    We had a fantastic time of our life during the entire trek with Peregrine Treks. If you are up for any trek or tour in Nepal, we strongly recommend Peregrine Trek and Tour.

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    Ivy A. Clark
    Rated 5 out of 5
    February 5, 2022

    I was afraid; I would spoil my trek to Annapurna Base Camp. It was my first trek ever. Nima the guide and porters, who was with me during my entire trek, were beneficial. They encouraged and motivated me to complete my trek. The memories I got from my trek were unforgettable.
    If you wish to have excellent trekking experience in Nepal, I recommend Peregrine Treks for its year-long adventure, quality, and reasonable price.

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