Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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4.5 Based on 30 Reviews
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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Private and Group
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • max group size 10
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
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HIGHLIGHTS
  • The stepped pastures above Pokhara
  • Visit the inward sanctuary of ABC with panoramic views of 10 peaks over 6000m tall
  • Views of the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri and Kaligandaki from Poonhill
  • Enclosed by a ring of inspiring mountains, including Annapurna I at 8091m
The Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal. Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) is surrounded by towering Himalayan peaks.

Trekking starts from Pokhara with a short drive to Nayapul. We ascend well-trodden trails through terraced farmland and traditional villages. As we climb through ancient oak and rhododendron forest, across sparkling streams and past waterfalls, the World of snow and ice starts to unfold before us. This combination of pretty villages and terraced fields of millet and rice, coupled with the majestic splendor of Machhapuchhre (6,993m), Annapurna I and Hiunchuli (6,441m) make this an extremely rewarding trek.

Climbing up the Modi Khola valley towards the sanctuary we are teased with views of towering peaks and dazzling high rock walls with waterfalls tumbling down into the roar of the river below. As the gorge widens, we ascend to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3,700m) on the lateral moraine of Annapurna South glacier.

The steady climb up to ABC reveals the full splendor of this natural amphitheater. When we reach our destination, we are spoiled with 360 degree view of Himalayan peaks. We walk out along a different route to our approach and enjoy the views of Annapurna-I from a different angle. A short diversion up to Poonhill (3,210m) before leaving the Annapurna Conservation Area offers us a chance to obtain great views of another Himalayan giant - Dhaulagiri (8,167m). The sunrise views from here are legendary.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 30 reviews
  • Karen Taylor
  • From Australia
  • On Dec 24 2019
5 - Excellent
Great trip - highly recommended
“I did the ABC Trek with Nepal Eco Adventure in December 2019. Was an amazing experience and the trek was stunningly beautiful. My guide Deepen had a great knowledge of the mountains and was very attentive to my needs. He had a good understanding of what different clients are capable of after watching them on day 1 and then made sure the trek was suitably challenging but not out of their comfort zone. I always felt that safety was a priority and when extreme bad weather came in when only a few hours from our ABC destination, I was comfortable with the decision not to risk it. No one went up the mountain that day. The trek was fun, heaps to see, lots of people to meet along the way and Deepen always discussed the plan for the following day the night before, so I felt engaged and knew what to expect. Overall a great trip, would highly recommend but make sure you take some very warm clothes if travelling in winter. I'm thinking myself of planning another trek.”
  • Anonymous
  • From France
  • On Nov 11 2019
5 - Excellent
Great
“I did a 12 days annapurna base camp trek with Tendi as my guide. It was an amazing trek with incredible views. Tendi was a great guide (and porter), super caring and always making sure I was having the best experience. I will definitely come back! thank you”
  • Martha
  • From USA
  • On Oct 17 2019
5 - Excellent
Excellent ABC Trek
“Trekked ABC in April 2017. Had an excellent trip with seven other trekkers (three couples and another single woman), two excellent guides: Anurag Basnet and Sandeep Budhathoki, and four great porters, especially Raj and Solu Kariki.
Met with Chhatri Karki (owner of Nepal Eco Adventures) the day after I arrived in KTM and departed on ABC trek the following morning. 12 day trek out of Pokhara. Guides were very professional and cared very deeply for the welfare of their clients. The porters were awesome and I was allowed to walk at a quicker pace along with two of the faster porters. They really took great care of me, making sure I rested and stayed hydrated.

The scenery was spectacular and I only encountered snow as we approached base camp the day prior to reaching basecamp. Nepal Eco Adventure provided me with a down sleeping bag, down jacket and trekking poles. I was able to use lightweight sneakers which dried easily overnight when wet.

The guest houses were lovely and the food was more than adequate.

I would highly recommend Chhatri and Nepal Eco Adventures!”
  • Dawn Ellithorpe
  • From USA
  • On May 06 2019
5 - Excellent
ABC spectacular!
“ABC far exceeded my expectations! Stunning views! Its physically challenging though, so come prepared. Do stairs-there are sections that feel endless.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Drive to Pokhara.
  • Day 2: Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Hile (1430m)
  • Day 3: Trek to Ghorepani (2,840m)
  • Day 4: Hike up to Poonhill for sunrise and trek to Tadapani.
  • Day 5: Trek to Sinuwa (2,340m).
  • Day 6: Trek to Himalaya hotel (2,900m).
  • Day 7: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m)
  • Day 8: Trek to Bamboo (2,345m)
  • Day 9: Trek to Jhinu Danda (1,760m)
  • Day 10: Trek to Pothana (2,100m)
  • Day 11: Trek down to Phedi (1,500m) and back to Pokhara.
  • Day 12: Drive back to kathmandu
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly , English speaking well trained, Government License holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek and fresh fruit every evening after the dinner.
  • Tea house accommodations during the trek.
  • Annapurna Conversation Area Project (ACAP)permit.
  • Trekker's Information Management System (Tims) permit
  • Tourist bus to Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu.
  • Private Transport from Pokhara-Narapul and Phedi -Pokhara.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Nepal Eco Adventure Sleeping bag, down Jackets and Duffel bag (If you don't have your own, To be returned after the trip complete.)
  • Nepal Eco Adventure T-shirt and cap.
  • Government taxes and office expenses.
  • Two nights standard hotel in Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible
  • Assistant guide group size above 6+ person.
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
  • Airport pick up
  • Airport drop
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Hotel and meals in Kathmandu.
  • Meals in Pokhara.
  • Your Travel and medical insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks.
  • Tips for trekking staff( Tip is expected)
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CANCELLATION

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.

Other Practical InformationEssential Equipment for Trekking in Nepal. Warm backpacking sleeping bag comfort temperature up to -15 degree Celsius. Comfortable hiking boots. Make sure they are tried and tested before you go. Spare boot laces. Lightweight trainers/shoes for wear in lodges. Waterproof jacket. Waterproof trousers. Fleece jacket. Down jacket. Fleece/sweater Light-weight fleece or wool vests. Long or short-sleeved shirt; often more comfortable to wear than a fleece vest or T-shirt. Warm hiking trousers. Underwear. Warm hat (can be purchased in Kathmandu for a couple of pounds). Wide rimmed sun hat. 2 – 3 pairs good quality walking socks. Warm gloves or mitts. Large rucksack or Duffel bag. (55 to 70 liters) Rucksack liner or thick bin bag. Day sack. (25 to 40 liters) Dark sunglasses. High factor sun-cream. Lip balm preferably with sun bloc. Ear plugs. (Walls in lodges are very thin) Head torch/torch and spare batteries. 1 liter 2 water bottle. Water purification kit. (On trek you will need to drink 3 – 4 liters of fluids each day) Toiletries. Small hand towel. (Do not bring large towel. They are bulky and heavy) Toilet paper. (You can buy poor quality paper along the route) ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Non essential but recommended Equipment. Walking or hiking pole(s). Light-weight windproof jacket. Neck warmer. Sleeping bag liner. Wet wipes Length of string or para-cord. (12 feet) Half a dozen clothes pegs. Safety pins. (For attaching wet washing to rucksack to dry while trekking) Plastic bags; shop carrier bags. These come in handy for a myriad of uses. Shorts. Camera. (Can recharge batteries for a small cost in lodges) Binoculars. Book/games/cards etc. Travel diary. Hand cleansing gel. After-sun/moisturizer.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How much money do I need to bring with me?

    Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.

  • How does it work with a porter?

    Generally, the porter will pick up the baggage in the morning and drop it at the hotel in the evening. You will not always be walking with your porter or have access to your bag during the day, while trekking. 

  • Is a visa on arrival available?

    Typically, yes. However, in response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.

     

  • Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?

    In response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. Please check the government travel pages and advisories of your home country and the official website of the Nepal Tourism board here.

  • What happens if someone gets altitude sickness, does the rest of the group continue on?

    It depends on the situation. Sometimes, altitude sickness can be treated and the trekker may wish to continue. If not, the rest of the group can continue on if they want and the sick person can descend.

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