- Booking Type Instant Booking
- duration 9 days
- tour type Private
- age requirement 5+ years old
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Maximum altitude 4095 meters
- Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
- Choose a different tour Select a new tour run by the same tour operator within 30 days of departure.
- Capture splendid views of Himchuli, Annapurna South and Mt Fishtail (Machhapuchchre)
- Enjoy the Annapurna area one of the most popular trekking regions in Nepal
- ABC Trekking Route progresses through culturally rich villages of the Gurungs and Magars
This is a 9-day trek but one can do 2 to 21 days trekking/tour in the Annapurna region. The upper sub-alpine steppe environment harbors some of the rarest animals including snow leopards and blue sheep. Other areas of Annapurna trekking region are home to bird species such as the multi-coloured Impeyan, kokla, blood pheasant amongst a multitude of other birds, butterflies and insects. Many plant species native to Nepal are found in the forest of Annapurna trekking region. The Annapurna conservation area has 100 varieties of orchids and some of the richest temperate rhododendron forests in the world.
For thousands of years people of diverse ethnic backgrounds have scratched a livelihood out of Annapurna's steep hillsides. The advent of tourism and the phenomenal rise in human population has triggered environmental deterioration. In 1968 Nepal’s King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation launched the Annapurna Conservation Area Project in order to protect this pristine gift from nature.
Enjoy this 9-day trek through some of the most spectacular hills and mountains in the entire world.
My guide Bikash Nikesh is a very considerate person and he knows the terrains very well having himself did many treks in Nepal. He can adjust to your pace based on your request and personal fitness, most importantly he will ensure your safety at all times. Personally, having a guide is important because during my trek there were two massive landslides and thanks to Bikash I'm in one piece. And this was during the end of monsoon, an amateur hiker like me would have difficulties in getting thru it. For that I'm grateful.
Nepal Lion itself is a small company and they are very customer centric with flexibility to adjust the trip based on your needs. Besides, I am happy to support small business in Nepal as it's not easy to make ends meet here. What I appreciate the most is that they explain everything clearly and orderly so you would have a right expectation of the trek and what is included and what is not for the trip. They are honest and genuine in their business. Plus, the airport transfers and farewell dinners are just a wonderful way to complete your trip in Nepal.
If I were to return to Nepal for EBC I will surely go back to them. Until then, all the best with your trip if you're planning to do so!”
Day 1: Kathmandu To Pokhara
Day 2: Drive to Phedi & Trek to Tolkha. 1,700 m
Day 3: Trek to Chhomrong 1,951m
Day 4: Trek to Dovan 2,130 m
Day 5: Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp 3,720m
Day 6: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,095m
Day 7: Trek to Bamboo 1760m
Day 8: Trek to Jhinu hot spring1760m
Day 9: Trek to Nayapul, drive to Pokhara
- Airport pickup and drop services in a private vehicle
- Transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu in tourist bus (optional flight with extra costs)
- Food all along the trip (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment (including two nights stay in Pokhara)
- Licensed English speaking trekking guide
- Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of guide and porter during the trip
- First Aid Medical Kit carried by the guide
- All the required permits and paperworks
- Mobile SIM Card that works all over Nepal and a map of the trekking region
- Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a cultural restaurant
- KTM 1xBedroom/night+BB
- KTM 2xBedroom/night+BB
- Pokhara 1xBedroom/night+BB
- Pokhara 2xBedroom/night+BB
- International airfare
- Visa charges
- Your travel and medical insurance
- Personal expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
- Food and accommodation in Kathmandu
- Emergency expenses such as expenses on charted helicoptor
- Tips for guides and porters
- Earn US$ 21+ in travel credits.
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.Other Practical Information Essential Equipment for Trekking. 1.Day sack. (25 to 30 liters) 2. 2 water bottle. 3. Fleece/sweater 4. sun bloc.sun-cream And Lip balm preferably 5. Comfortable hiking boots with spare shoe laces. 6. Waterproof jacket/long length fleece or wool vests. 7. Waterproof trousers And warm hiking trousers. 8. Lightweight shoes for to wear in lodges. 9. Light-weight fleece or wool vests. 10. Long or short-sleeved shirt; often more comfortable to wear than a fleece vest or T-shirt. Warm hiking trousers. 11. Underwear. 12. warm hat and wide rimmed sun block Hat/Dark sunglasss 13. Ear plugs. (Walls in lodges are very thin) 14.water purification kit/ small hand towel 15.Toilet paper 16. A couple of pairs of gloves and good quality walking socks. 17. Rucksack liner or thick bin bag
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 much should my backpack weigh?
A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.
- Do I need a porter?
Do I require a porter for carrying water?
On most popular treks you can expect plenty of places where you can refill your water bottle, meaning you don’t need to carry a huge water supply with you. Bring an extra bottle of water if you are concerned. If you already have a porter, you can ask him/her to carry water as long as it is within the weight limit. Another option is to carry water purification tablets or LifeStraw, both of which can be found in Kathmandu.
When should I arrive in Kathmandu before the tour?
We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start day of the trek because the tour operators usually require one working day to arrange trekking permits. Arrive earlier if you want to explore Kathmandu on your own or acclimate to any time differences.