- 7 days trek
- 6 Dinners
- 7 Lunchs
- 6 Breakfasts
- 6 nights in Lodge
- Domestic flight (KTM-PKR-KTM) - optional
- Private vehicle (Transportation)
Trek to Annapurna Base Camp entails several natural attractions located in the Annapurna regions. It blends natural enriches, cultural delights, Himalayan magnificence and warm hospitality of Gurung people all into one. Begin your endeavor to the base of the tenth highest peak in the world, Mt.AnnapurnaI(8091m) in Nepal and fulfill your adventure needs.
- Highest Point Annapurna Base Camp (4130m)
- A beautiful spot Machhapuchhre Base Camp 3700m
- Very popular Gurung village Ghandruk and Chhomrong
- Jhinu Natural Hot Spring
- Beautiful view of Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Barahi Shikhar, Annapurna I, Glacier Dom, Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhre etc.
- The trek will be on the Annapurna conservation area project (ACAP)
- Many suspension bridge
- Gurung and other people life style and culture
- Trek is mostly Peaceful hike on the Jungle and tarrace
- You will pass small villages or tea houses every 2 hours walk
7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna I (8091m) stands in the western Himalayan belt of Nepal with towering neighbors. The massifs surrounding these towering mountains include some of the most alluring rocky peaks. Annapurna II: 7,937 meters (26,040 feet), Annapurna III: 7,555 meters (24,786 feet), Annapurna IV: 7,525 meters (24,688 feet), Gangapurna: Approximately 7,455 meters (24,459 feet), Annapurna South: 7,219 meters (23,684 feet), Hiunchuli: 6,441 meters (21,132 feet) and Machapuchare (Fishtail Mountain): 6,993 meters stands tall beside the tenth highest mountain in the world. These mountain peaks create a bowled-shaped valley in between them. The trek to this valley is what we call Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
The 7 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek is initiated in the bustling Pokhara city. It is one of the few treks that provides a wholesome experience. Ranging from rural villages, picturesque mountain vistas, hot springs, raging Himalayan rivers, terraced farms, luxuriant green forests, and remote trekking experience, ABC Trek summons it all. From Pokhara, a 2 hours drive westward takes us to Syauli Bazar. Syauli Bazar is a crossroad point for the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek and Annapurna Base Camp Trek. This place resides on the banks of Modi Khola river which originates from the Annapurna mountains.
As the Annapurna Base Camp trek map suggests, the starting point of the trek is at Syauli Bazar. It resides at a distance that measures 2 hours drive from Pokhara. We begin our trek with an ascent towards Ghandruk village, a prominent Gurung settlement. Our hike first takes the dirt road till you reach the stone steps carved to reach Ghandruk village. The fascinating aroma provided by Ghandruk is unparalleled in other spaces. From here on we take the mountainous foot trail headed to the gigantic massifs located towards the north. You will be welcomed by the alluring glimpse of Annapurna South and Mt.Fishtail as you approach Chomorong. Chomrong is another dense settlement located atop a colossal hill overlooking the Annapurna mountains. Hereon after, the trail follows through small hamlets located along the rocky cliffs. Sinuwa, Bamboo, Dovan, Himalaya, Deurali, MBC to reach Annapurna Base Camp.
These villages stretched across the trail are built in a typical rural setup of Nepal. Each of these stops consists of more than 4 houses converted into tea houses. Built with local resources like mud, stone, and clay and roofed with blue tin, these villages provide a quaint and serene atmosphere during the trek. Machhapuchhre Base Camp is a prominent stopover on your trek to Annapurna Base Camp. Situated at an altitude of 3700 meters, it sits right at the base of Mt.Fishtail, or Machhapuchhre as the locals call it. You will have a northern-face view of this mountain from MBC. It sits in a cliffside flat overlooking the villages below. Right after MBC is Annapurna Base Camp. As you move northbound from MBC a series of mountain vista unveils before your eyes. Annapurna Base Camp sits with gigantic mountains surrounding it. The trail becomes semi-arid with semi-alpine landscape features. You will first encounter the southern face of Annapurna I with its neighbors standing beside it. This point in your trek is nothing less than a heavenly body.
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek Nepal is nothing short of a surreal experience; it encompasses both fulfillment and adventure. As you ascend further up the mountain trail, you will encounter lower-altitude villages inhabited by Brahmins and Chettris before reaching higher elevations which are home to Gurungs. Along your journey, make sure to stop at tea houses that offer an array of delicious cuisines with specialties hailing from Tibetan and Nepalese traditions. It is crucially important that visitors strictly adhere to all regulations set forth by the conservation area when visiting Annapurna Base Camp. Consumption or possession of meat products within these sacred grounds is strictly prohibited. Also, the Annapurna Base Camp trek cost can vary depending on your requirements and preferences.
Points of Attractions in 7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna region embodies a series of natural diversity. Firstly, the towering mountains that sit tall in the northern territory. Followed by them are the dense forests that include herbal plants and rich floral diversity including Rhododendron, Birch, Fir, Bamboo, and Juniper. Also, the rivers originating from the glacial moraine of the Annapurna massifs cut their way through narrow alleyways between the high hills. We have highlighted a few not to miss attractions during your trek to ABC.
Natural Hot Spring:
A natural hot spring lies on your way to Annapurna base camp. It is located in the small hamlet called Jhinu, the last stop of your trek. Jhinu lies at an approximate distance of 14 kilometers from Nayapul. This village resides right next to the Modi River which originates from the Annapurna mountains. At the entrance of the village right next to the river is a small pond where natural hot water emerges from below. This hot spring is believed to cure many health-related issues. Also, it serves as a relaxation point for trekkers who return from their multiple days of strenuous trek.
Annapurna Conservation Area Project:
Annapurna Conservation Area Project is a protective initiative by the government of Nepal. The biodiversity of the Annapurna region located in the Kaski, Manang, Mustang, Myagdi, and Parbat districts is protected under this project. This project was initiated in 1986 and has since been protecting the natural enriches of the area. The dense forests, flat lands of Mustang and Manang, High mountains, Semi-arid terrain, Raging white rivers, enriched fauna, and distinct culture of the locals are preserved by ACAP. You will need an ACAP permit for the trek to Annapurna Base Camp. Permits usually range from $30 for foreigners and $10 for SAARC nationals.
Annapurna Mountains which rise as high as 8091 meters are a series of high mountains located in western Nepal. The trek to ABC pierces through the base of these high mountains. From far away, these mountains seem astonishing. The peaks rise high and are shimmering with snow for most of the year. On your traverse to Annapurna Base camp, you will traverse to the middle of these gigantic mountains. The prominent peaks as seen during ABC trek are Annapurna I (8,091 meters / 26,545 feet), Annapurna South (7,219 meters / 23,684 feet), Hiunchuli (6,441 meters / 21,132 feet), Machapuchare (6,993 meters / 22,943 feet), Gangapurna (7,455 meters / 24,457 feet)and Baraha Shikhar, Glacier Dom etc.
Gurung Villages: Ghandruk and Chhomrong
The trail leading to Annapurna Base Camp and most of Annapurna region is inhabited by Gurungs. The people from Gurung communities have a rich cultural heritage, distinctive traditions, and a long history deeply intertwined with the Himalayan landscape they call home. These groups of people are scattered all along the trail. The majority of Gurung people follow Tibetan Buddhism and have distinct cultural practices. For most of the trek, you will be residing in teahouses run by these groups of people. You will fully immerse in their culture and walk of life during your trek to Annapurna Base Camp.
Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara
If you want to include the Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara, It is possible to include them. For flexibility, you may book your own accommodations Hostel to a 5-star Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara and you can stay more than one night in Kathmandu and Pokhara before and after the trek at your preferred place.
Transportation for Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu
There are a variety of transportation options for Tourist/ Private Car / Flight for Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu. If you choose one of them, we can arrange for you.
Himalaya Trip organizes 7 Days ABC Trek from Pokhara or Kathmandu.
ABC trek can be done in 7 days from Kathmandu: If you take both ways flights for Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu, you can finish in 7 Days from Kathmandu.
Duration of Trek: We organize this trek from 6-9 days. You may choose according to your available time and comfort.
6 Days ABC Trek is US$485 per person.
7 Days ABC Trek is US$525 per person.
7 Days ABC Trek is US$475 per person without a porter If you want to carry your backpack and do not want a porter.
9 Days ABC Trek with Poonhill is US$625 per person.
If you are looking for options in the Annapurna region, you may have these options Poonhill Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, Mohare Danda Khopra Trek, Annapurna Round Trek, Upper Mustang Trek, Nar Phu Valley Trek Jomsom Muktinath Trek, etc.
Day 01: Kathmandu or Pokhara - Nayapul - Birethanti - Syauli Bazar - Ghandruk
Day 02: Ghandruk - Chhomrong - Sinuwa
Day 03: Sinuwa - Bamboo - Dovan - Himalayan - Deurali
Day 04: Deurali - MBC - Annapurna Base Camp
Day 05: Annapurna Base Camp - MBC- Deurali - Himalayan - Dovan -Bamboo
Day 06: Bamboo - Sinuwa - Chhomrong - Jhinu
Day 07: Jhinu - Siwai - Syauli Bazar - Birethanti - Nayapul – Pokhara or Kathmandu
Kathmandu or Pokhara - Nayapul - Ghandruk
2020m, Ghandruk 2 hours drive , 3 hours walk L,D Lodge
Your journey toward Annapurna Base Camp begins from Pokhara. Your guide for this trip will pick you up from your hotel in Pokhara and begin the drive towards Syauli Bazar, your starting point of the ABC Trek. Alternatively, if you start from Kathmandu, you will be flown to Pokhara on a flight that takes 30 minutes. Upon landing at Pokhara airport, you will be picked up from the arrival gate and start your drive towards Syauli Bazar.
The road towards Syauli Bazar from Pokhara is paved for the most part. We diverge from Pokhara by taking the Pokhara-Baglung highway. After 1 and a half hours, we reached Nayapul. This point is where we divert from the highway and take a road towards Syauli Bazaar. The stretch from Nayapul to Syauli bazaar is through hillside roads with lots of twisties. We make our way across several terraced farms and rural villages to reach Syauli Bazar after 2 hours. As the vehicle drops us off, we prepare to begin our trek. From Syauli Bazar, it's an easy-going traverse through rural foot trails. We reach the stairwell of Ghandruk village after 2 hours. The incline of the staircase is steep and after about 1 hour we reach Ghandruk village. This village directly overlooks Mt.Annapurna South and is a densely located Gurung Village. We settled down in one of the teahouses at the village for the first day of our traverse.
Optional: The Pokhara to Ghandruk drive option is available. It
takes 3 hours to drive.
Ghandruk - Chhomrong - Sinuwa
2340m, Sinuwa 6-7 hours walk B, L, D Lodge
Ghandruk village is an amazing vantage point for gazing at the sunrise. If you are an early bird, tell your guide to wake you up for the sunrise view. After breakfast, we begin our traverse. We make our way through the stone-paved pathway built through the village. You will have your first gaze at the stone-built typical Gurung house as you leave Ghandruk village. From hereafter, we start our descent toward the Kimrong River. The river is situated on the base of Ghandruk Hill and is one of the tributaries of Modi Khola.
This small village is located right by the Kimrong River. After that, the stretch becomes steeply inclined. You will have the first steep switchback climb of the trek. The trail is narrow with ascent through terraced farms of rural villages. After 4 hours of climbing we reach Chhomrong for lunch, another dense Gurung settlement. Chhomrong is a really beautiful village with its hilltop location and stone-built houses. Your lunch will be ready by the time you arrive in Chhomrong. After lunch, you can have a leisurely tour of the village as there are many cafes, restaurants, souvenir shops, and bakeries spread across. Hereon after our journey begins with a descent from the village via stone paved staircases. There are over 1000 stairs that you will descend after Chhomrong. After the descent, you will reach Chhomrong Khola which we cross via a wooden bridge. 2 hours further we reach Sinuwa, our stopover for the night.
Sinuwa - Bamboo - Dovan - Himalayan - Deurali
3200M, Deurali 6-7 hour walk B,L,D Lodge
Your Himalayan journey commences from Sinuwa onwards as we elevate higher than 3000 meters today. After Sinuwa begins the trail traversing through dense forests of ACAP. The trail hereafter is filled with Rhododendrons, Junipers, Birch, and Fir. On your right side is the raging Modi River making its path through narrow alleyways. We subsequently ascended higher before reaching Bamboo for lunch. The stretch after the Bamboo is steep until you reach Dovan. From here we cross a small hamlet called Himalaya. As you reach the Himalayas we leave the dense forests behind and new land formation appears before us. The mighty Mt. Fishtail is visible from the Himalayas. After 2 hours of steep incline, we reach Deurali for our night stop.
Deurali - MBC - Annapurna Base Camp
4130m, ABC 5-6 Hrs walk B,L,D Lodge
Deurali is located at an altitude of 3200 meters and we crossed the mark of 4000 meters today. The first leg of the trek takes on a massive landslide that sits right after you start from Deurali. The trail through the landslide is filled with rock boulders and uneven surfaces. You have to be careful on this part of the trek as several rock falls happen time and again. As we complete the trail of landslide, a semi-arid trail begins. From here it's a gradual ascent up to Machhapuchhre Base Camp(MBC). It's 3 hours from Deurali to MBC. We have our lunch upon reaching MBC. You will have your first glimpse of Mt.AnnapurnaI(8091m) upon reaching MBC. The trail hereon after is gradual with the easy-going flat trail. We reach Annapurna Base Camp after another 2 hours hike and settle down at the teahouse. It is possible to have an all-encompassing view of Annapurna massifs: Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Gangapurna, and Machhapuchhre from Annapurna Glacier.
Annapurna Base Camp - MBC- Deurali - Himalayan - Dovan -Bamboo
2340m, Bamboo 6-7 hrs walk B,L,D Lodge
You will be woken up early in the morning for a fantastic sunrise view from ABC. You will be taken to Annapurna Glacier to gaze at the shimmering mountains as the sun rays fall on the mountains. We stop to click some photographs and head back to the teahouse for our breakfast. After breakfast, we begin our return journey making our way through the same trail. Our today’s stop is Bamboo and it takes about 6-7 hours to reach there.
Bamboo - Sinuwa - Chhomrong - Jhinu
1690 m, Jhinu 4-5 hours walk B,L,D Lodge
We follow along the same trail we took on our ascent journey. We travel via the dense forests and reach Chhomrong for Lunch. From Chhomrong we descend through a rural foot trail towards Jhinu. After 2 hours of descent, we reach Jhinu which is popular for its Natural hot spring. You may unwind and relax in the natural hot spring as we will be staying at Jhinu for the night.
Mokyu - Nayapul – Pokhara- Kathmandu
830m, Pokhara 4 hours walk , 2 hours drive B, L own Hotel
From Jhinu the path broadens with rural terraced farms coming your way. The path is easy going with a straightforward leap to Mokyu which takes about 1 and a half hours. Here at Syomrung, our vehicle will be waiting for us to drive us back to Pokhara. It takes about 3 hours to reach Pokhara from Syomrung. If you wish to leave for Kathmandu, we will drop you off at the airport for your flight. Or else, you will be dropped off at your hotel in Pokhara.
Optional: If you do a 7 day ABC trek from Kathmandu to Kathmandu, you will drive to Pokhara airport directly and fly back to Kathmandu, overnight at a Hotel in Kathmandu.
- Pokhara-Syauli Bazar and Mokyu or Siwai-Pokhara by private Taxi or Jeep or Public Bus.
- All the Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) and accommodation during the trek.
- Trekking permit.
- One experienced and qualified English speaking guide and Trekkers 2:1 porter.
- Guide/Porter's: food, lodge, transportation, salary, insurance, equipment etc.
- First Aids Kit.
- Duffel Bag.
- Fingertip Pulse Oximeter (we use every day to check your oxygen level and pulse in your body to avoid high risk ).
- Himalaya Trip T-shirt.
- Local fresh fruit like Pomegranates and apple etc.
- 13% Government VAT and official charge.
Whats not Included?
- International airfare and visa fees ((15 Days US$30 and 30 Days US$50.
- Hotels and meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara (We arrange Hotel if you ask).
- Kathmandu-Pokhara- Kathmandu by flight/ Tourist bus/ Private Car ( We arrange if you ask )
- All the drinks such as tea, coffee, coke, beer, Drinking water, WIFI, Hot Shower etc.
- Your travel insurance which should include the emergency rescue.
- Your trekking gears.
- Tips for your guide and porters etc.
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Monica & Vincent
Spain, August 23, 2016
Annapurna Base Camp
We met Harka in September 2010. He was going to be our trekking guide up to Annapurna Base Camp and he was more than that! He became a good friend! He is patient (he kept us going all the way up to ABC!), kind, knowledgeable, and has a real love for sharing his culture and exchanging thoughts life! We had some inspiring chats. He cares about his people, he has a heart of gold. WE would trek with him again forever, and more than that, we are still in touch because he did become one very good friend and we wish him all the best for his life. He deserves all the happiness he can get. Namaste saathi!
Spain, August 23, 2016
Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp
My husband and I spent our honeymoon trekking to Annapurna Base Camp and Harka was our guide. We were so pleased to have Harka as he was the perfect guide for us. Naturally he has excellent knowledge and always gently guided us into the correct decision. We were quite worried about spending so much time with someone we didn’t know. But Harka had the magic ability to know when to leave us in peace and when to spend time with us. He was very gentlemanly, with perfect manners and as I said an innate ability to know what to do. He wasn’t too distant nor too friendly. We did see other guides who didn’t get this balance right and who if they had been with us would have affected our trip for the worse. Harka was just perfect for us and I would recommend him to anyone.
Russia, August 22, 2016
Trip to the Annapurna Base Camp
In the march of 2012 I and my girlfriend took a trip to the Annapurna Base Camp in Nepal.We have hired a guide Harka Gurung , a local guide (26), who was recommended by my friends.First he has sent to us the list of things to take with, this information is very valuable for us, since we have known what to take with. The weather conditions were pretty rough, but we did not freeze and need anything.Harka is very fond of safety, starting from the recommendations about the food and water, ending with advice, was and how to pass the Avalanche area, steep slopes and so on. He was very nice to us, told us a lot of stories of Nepali habits, culture and history, he was always joking and did not show any signs of angriness, when we were going to slow, or wanted to have rest.
Harka went all the way with us and without him our travel would not have been so nice and safe.I definitely will choose home as a guide for my next trips to Nepal and recommend him to anyone who wants to feel comfortable and nice during the trek.
Russia, August 22, 2016
Monica & Vincent.
Spain, August 23, 2016
Sharing his culture and exchanging thoughts life
We met Harka in September 2010. He was going to be our trekking guide up to Annapurna Base Camp and he was more than that! He became a good friend! He is patient (he kept us going all the way up to ABC!), kind, knowledgeable, and has a real love for sharing his culture and exchanging thoughts life! We had some inspiring chats. He cares about his people, he has a heart of gold. We would trek with him again forever, and more than that, we are still in touch because he did become one very good friend and we wish him all the best for his life. He deserves all the happiness he can get. Namaste saathi!
Love from Spain,
Spain, August 23, 2016
Duration of Annapurna Base Camp Trek
The period taken for completing this traverse is dependent on the individual. The average duration of ABC Trek is 6- 9 days with an easygoing itinerary. Proper rest is paramount for high-altitude trekking. The Himalayan trip has a standard itinerary covering 7 Days Annapurna base camp trek which requires you to walk for at least 6-7 hours each day. This itinerary is an easygoing schedule trekking with lots of stopovers in between. We start our trek after breakfast and stop in between for lunch and tea breaks. If you want to lengthen this trek, you can combine the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek with this trek. It adds 2 more trekking days to this trek.
Communication during the ABC trek
Cellular networks are reachable in most parts of this trek except MBC and ABC. While there might be some disturbances while you are trekking, telephone networks are available in most parts. Data services also work smoothly in the area. Wi-Fi services are available in most tea houses but cost extra to use ($1-$2 per day).
The Difficulty of Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Considering the terrain, landscape, accessibility, and modern sophistication, the Annapurna base Camp trek is moderately challenging. This trek takes on the highlands located next to the Annapurna range mountains. The trail is properly paved and marked with signage all over. Modern tea houses provide basic accommodation and food facilities.
That being said, the difficulty of ABC Trek is strenuous once you cross Deurali. The elevation gain crosses the mark of 4000 meters above Deurali. You are likely to have Acute Mountain sickness(AMS) during this stretch. Also, right after you cross Deurali, there are multiple landslide areas where rocks fall from above. Apart from this, there are a limited number of teahouses after this stretch which can make accommodation an issue. Especially during the peak seasons of Spring and Autumn, there are hordes of tourists headed for the base camp. It is advised to book your rooms in advance from a reliable trekking company.
Best time for Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Weather patterns in Nepalese territory remain mild for most of the year. They are broadly classified into 4 different weather patterns: Spring, Autumn, Winter, and Summer. Spring begins in March and lasts till the end of May. Autumn months range from September until November. Similarly, Winter begins right after Autumn from December until February. Summer months begin in June and last till August.
Among these seasons, Spring and Autumn are considered the best time for the Annapurna Base Camp trek. The weather window during these months is feasible and the temperature ranges to a moderate range. Summer months receive heavy rain showers owing to the Monsoon pattern and winter is characterized by snowfall in the higher elevation zones. ABC Trek can be done during the summer and winter time too. However, professional guidance and weather forecasts are recommended for the said time.
Meals during the trek to Annapurna Base Camp
During your trekking adventure, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a diverse range of culinary delights. These establishments offer both Nepalese and Continental dishes, providing a taste of local flavors. A highly popular choice among Nepalese locals is Dal Bhaat, a hearty meal consisting of rice, lentil soup, vegetable curry, and pickles. Not only is this dish nutritious but it also leaves you feeling satisfied. Dal Bhaat is typically served for lunch and dinner; however, if you prefer something different, teahouses also offer options such as pasta, noodles, pies, or other delectable treats.
Breakfasts at tea houses provide an array of choices to start your day off right. You can indulge in Gurung bread or opt for soup, porridge, pancakes, or any other breakfast treat that catches your fancy. If you have any specific dietary requirements or preferences for meals during your trekking journey, be sure to inform your guide ahead of time so that they can make necessary arrangements with the teahouse kitchens.
Lodges and Teahouses in ABC Trek
The traverse to ABC is filled with small Gurung villages. These people have a teahouse or mountain lodges in their homes. It is more like a homestay rather than a hotel. Teahouses are available at all stops during your trekking journey. A teahouse is a wooden house built as a usual practice in mountain areas. These tea houses provide from 2 people rooms to 6 people group rooms during your trek. The accommodation facilities are very basic with rooms having beds, mattresses, quilts, and pillows. Attached bathrooms are subject to availability and are uncommon. Wi-Fi and Hot showers are available but cost extra. Power sockets are available only in the dining area as you trek higher than Chommrong. A log fire heating system is provided for cold nights. The accommodation during the trek is pretty much similar but what differs from your Annapurna Base Camp trek cost is the hotels you choose in Pokhara.
Preparation and Fitness
Compared to other long treks in Nepal such as the Annapurna Circuit Trek and Everest Base Camp Trek, the Annapurna Base Camp trek stands out for its short duration and moderate difficulty. However, it is still important to have a certain level of fitness and preparation. After reaching Syauli Bazar, you can expect to hike for an average of 6-7 hours each day. Additionally, there will be an elevation gain of about 4-500 meters per day. To comfortably complete this trek, it is beneficial to engage in cardio exercises and endurance training. Cardio exercises help build stamina for long hours of walking while endurance training strengthens your muscles.
The Annapurna Base Camp difficulty has been set as moderate. It can typically be completed within a week starting from Pokhara. The final stretch from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp presents the most challenging part of the journey. This section involves navigating steep landslide sections and mountain foot trails. As you acclimate to higher elevations during the trek, your comfort level will increase while walking becomes easier. We strongly recommend starting your exercise regimen at least one month before your travel dates to adequately prepare for this adventure.
Trekking Permit for ABC Trek
To undertake the ABC trek, trekkers need to obtain two permits: the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Card. These permits can be obtained in Kathmandu or Pokhara or at the entry checkpoint in Birethanti. It is essential to adhere to the regulations set by the authorities to protect the environment and respect local communities.
How Do We Get Pokhara From Kathmandu ?
There are 3 options to get Pokhara.
- Tourist Bus: Tourist Buses leave every day from Kathmandu to Pokhara by 7:00 am from Kantipath. It takes around 7 hours. The Tourist Bus leaves at 7:30 a.m. from Pokhara. The tourist bus costs US$15 per person.
- Private Car US$120/ Jeep US$150/ Van US$200: You can take a private Car/ Jeep / Van depending on your group size. If you hire a private vehicle, it will be more flexible.
- By Flight: There are many flights to Pokhara from Kathmandu every day. You may choose to take a flight to get there. It takes 25 minutes from Kathmandu. It is a more convenient way to get to Pokhara. It costs US$105 per person one way.
Do You Have A Packing List For The Trek ?
This is a short trek in the Annapurna Region. You do not need any special gear.
- Sleeping bag (-10)
- Trekking boots,
- 2-3 Trousers,
- 3-4 Pair Socks,
- A warm jacket,
- T-shirts (3-4) and a long-sleeved shirt,
- Sunscreen (SPF 20+),
- Torch (flashlight),
- A Camera, a memory card and a battery charger( spare batteries),
- Quick- drying towel,
- Toilet Paper,
- Warm hat,
- Thermal underwear,
- Sun glass,
- Water bottle with filter, etc.
- Crampon or spikes if you do this trek in Spring.
Food Menu for ABC Trek ?
The Lodges have a Menu; you will have your own choice. The foods are hygienic. But it is not like city food.
- Breakfast: Simple Breakfast (Eggs any item with hashbrown potato, toast or Gurung or Tibetan Bread, Pancake, Muesli, Oat Porridge, etc.)
- Lunch: Nepali Thali (Plain Rice, Lentil soup, Potato Curry, Green Vegetable, Papad, Tomato Hot spicy, Chicken curry optional), Macaroni, Spaghetti, Potato item, Mo: Mo or dumpling, Pizza, Friend Rice, Fried Noodles, French fries, etc.
- Dinner: Nepali Thali (Plain Rice, Lentil soup, Potato Curry, Green Vegetable, Papad, Tomato Hot spicy or pickle, Chicken curry optional), Macaroni, Spaghetti, Potato item, Mo: Mo or dumplings, Pizza, Friend Rice, Fried Noodles, French fries, etc.
- Dessert: Fresh Fruit (Apple, orange, pomegranates, Banana with any seasonal fruit) serve as sweet dessert.
All the drinks soft, hot, and hard drinks are not included.
Available of the trip
We organise small group private trip. If you are 2 or more people in your group, you may book any dates.
The travel insurance is need in case of any emergency. It is recommend to have. If you are doing short and low elevation trek, you can do normal insurance. But if you are doing high altitude or adventure trek, you should have emergency rescue.
Last Minute booking
Normally, trekkers plan the trip before 3-9 months. Some trekkers decide the trip in last minutes. It is also possible to book your trek at last minutes. For the Last minutes booking, you need to make a full payment.
Tipping is highly expected. Our staffs try their best during the trip. After the trip, Tipping is expected. It is not fixed amount or percentage. We recommend the tipping according to their services.
When you are travelling, the safety is most important. For the safety of our clients, we trained our guide and porters. They are all register trekking / Tour / Climbing guide and experience porters.
Extra personal expenses
For the extra expenses, it is good to bring USD / Euro / Pound Sterling or ther currency. You may change to Nepali Rupees (NPR) at Tribhuwan International Airport or near your Hotel in Kathmandu. You will use only Nepali rupees during the trip.
Accept few countries , you will get on arrival Nepal’s Visa at the Tribhuwan International Airport or Nepal board. I recommend to fill up Nepal Visa online form and bring it with you. It will be faster and easy for you and visa fee is recommended to bring cash US dollar. You can’t pay by using credit card.
Trip extension or Itinerary Disclaimer
We organize small group private trip. The trip extension is possible but you have to figure out when you booking the trip.
Group joing and Fixed departure
Most of the time, we have small group private trip. Group joining or fixed departure will be available only at the clients request.
You are not taking all the lugguage on the trek. You will take only necessary gears on the trek and rest of the gears, you will store at your Hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara or in our office in Kathmandu. All the Hotels have free lagguge store services. It is more convinent to store at your Hotel.
- Ask permission to photograph people.
- Do not remove or purchase antiques, it is illegal.
- Avoid wearing revealing clothes and avoid outward displays of physical affection.
- Do not anything to disturb environment or wild animals.
Normally, domestic flight is not on time. If you have international flight with domestic connection flight. It is always better to keep some gaps.
For the Booking, we need passport copy, passport size photo by email or What's App and 20% deposit.
Why Himalaya Trip ?
- Fast response
- Recommended on TripAdvisor
- Trained guide
- Local or reasonable price
- Small group private Trip
Frequently Asked Questions
Annapurna base camp trek can be done 6 days to 9 days. You may book according to desired days.
The cost of the Annapurna base camp trek depends on the number of days. If you choose more days, more cost and less days trek, less cost.
We organize small group treks every day. Everyday is available to book this trek.
The highest point of this trek is Annapurna Base Camp (4130m). We give this trek grade 3. Grade 1 is the easiest and grade 5 is the hardest trek.
Electricity is available in all places. You can charge your Camera and Mobile Phone.
There is available natural spring water. You can use the spring water by putting water purifying tablet. It is also possible to buy boiled filter water. This trek is a mineral water-banded area to save the environment.
- Ask permission to photograph people.
- Do not remove or purchase antiques, it is illegal.
- Avoid wearing revealing clothes and avoid outward displays of physical affection.
Hot Shower is available on the trek. You can have a shower by paying an extra charge.
This is no Bank or ATM or money exchange during this trek. You have to take extra Nepali rupees from Kathmandu or Pokhara.
We are so pleased to organize your trek. Please, kindly scan or photo of your passport copy, and passport size photo by email at [email protected] or WhatsApp at +977-9851196388 and deposit 20% of the total amount. We will confirm your booking.
We have different options to make the deposit. You may choose according to your convenient. They are Bank Transfer, Credit card payment, Western union, etc. For the online credit card payment, kindly go through this link of Himalaya Trip, this is the easiest way to make the payment. If you use a bank transfer, I will send it to you by email.
If you are more than 2 people, we organize a private trek on your desired date. The price will be the same as group joining.
I prefer the remaining payment in cash. If you pay by credit card, it takes some time to collect in my bank account and you will charge an extra 4%.
If you take a Bus or Car, you need to arrive one day earlier and have to stay in a Hotel in Pokhara. If you take a flight from Kathmandu or other cities, you can start the trek on the same day after landing at Pokhara airport.
Yeah, if you have limited time and do not feel comfortable taking a 7-hour bus journey. You can take an early flight from Kathmandu and start the trek after getting in and take a late flight to Kathmandu after the trek.