Annapurna Base Camp Trek
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This trek will take you to the altitude at 4,130 meters passing through different culturally rich villages. During the trek, you will trek around the heart of the massif Annapurna mountain range. This short trek is perfect for those who have 7 to 10 days of traveling time for trekking in the Annapurna region.
It is one of the popular treks for beginners as well as experienced trekkers around the world. During this journey, you will pass through a wide range of landscapes. Throughout this beautiful trek, you will get amazing closest views of snow-clad peaks including Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, and Hiunchuli. In simple words, it is beyond the expectation and imagination!
Well, it is one of the most popular treks and a well-maintained trail. However, the path is definitely not straight. So, if you are heading to ABC trek, remember to carry the new Annapurna Base Camp trekking route map. Though it is a sheet of paper still on the trail, it is so worthwhile!
So, without wasting your time, choose 11 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek package and enjoy the closer view of Annapurna ranges and get a deep insight into the life and culture of the people living in the region.
Best time to Annapurna Base Camp Trek
March-May in Spring and September-November in Autumn are two best times to do Annapurna Base Camp trek. However, it is said ABC Sanctuary trek is possible throughout the year. During these both seasons, the Annapurna base Camp weather is stable and calm, and the mountain views are also at their best. The temperature is moderate, with unobstructed views of the mountains. With the mild temperature and less humidity, the trek during these seasons is comfortable.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Difficulty
Annapurna Base Camp trek difficulty level is moderate as compared to other strenuous treks like Everest Base Camp or Manaslu Circuit trek. If you are an experienced trekker or who is used to walk a long distance with a backpack, then this trek might be easy for you. But if you are a novice, you might find some difficulties during the trek. But no need to worry! With proper preparation and strong determination, you can make this trip!
Some interesting tours and famous tour guides links are bellow:
- Hike to Poon Hill, one of the best vantage points of Himalayan ranges
- Breathtaking views of magical mountain including Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Machhapuchhre, and Mt. Manaslu
- Enjoy hot bath at Jhinu Danda after returning from the base camp
- Get a close insight into different culture and traditions of people from different ethnic groups like Magar, Gurung, Brahmin, and Newar
- Exploring the two base camps- Annapurna Base Camp (ABC)- 4,130 m and Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC)- 3,700 m
- Experience a pleasant walk on Annapurna Conservation Area and witness diverse flora and fauna
Arrival in Kathmandu
Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu to Pokhara – transfer to hotel
Pokhara - Nayapul-Ulleri
Ulleri – Ghorepani
Ghorepani - Poon Hill – Tadapani
Tadapani to Chhomrong
Chhomrong to Dovan
Dovan to Deurali
Deurali to Machhapuchhare Base Camp
Machhapuchhare Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp
Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo
Bamboo to Jhinu Dada
Jhinu Dada to Nayapul to Pokhara
Drive back to Kathmandu
- 3 night Hotel in Kathmandu and 2 night in Pokhara with BB
- Arrival and departure transfers
- TIMS and Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Entrance fees
- English speaking guide and necessary number of porters
- Trekking crew salary, food and insurance
- All accommodation during trekking (best available lodge)
- Two times tea, coffee a Day during trekking
- Sleeping bag and down jacket if required
- Company branded T-shirt
- Nepali SIM Card (after trip you will have to return to office)
- International airfare
- Travel Insurance
- Emergency Evacuation service
- Hotel in Kathmandu (before and after trip)
- International calls
- Bar bills and personal nature expenses
- Tips for guide and porter
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Where is the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking area located?
The Annapurna Base Camp trek is located in the Annapurna sanctuary, which is north of the tourist attraction, Pokhara city. The Annapurna Base Camp trekking route takes you to the north-central region of Nepal in the Gandaki zone. Kali Gandaki borders it on the west while Marsyangdi River on the north. It begins from Nayapul and heads to the center of the Annapurna Conservation Area.
What are the highlights of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?
The major highlights of the Annapurna Base Camp trek are listed below:
Get a close look at the Gurung, Magar cultural communities and their culture
Admire scenic views of Annapurna II, Annapurna South, Mt. Machhapuchre, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and Himchuli
Cross long bridges cross Kimrong River and Modi River
Explore flora and fauna in the wilderness of Bamboo and Deurali
Bathing at the Jhinu hot spring
What permits are needed for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?
Annapurna Base Camp Trek permits required are as under:
Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permit Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) permit. Note that these permits can be received from the Nepal Tourism Board office at Kathmandu and Nepal Tourism Board Service Center, Pokhara.
How difficult is Annapurna Base Camp Trek?
Annapurna Base Camp trek difficulty is classified as a moderate trek. It is a comparatively easier trekking route as compared to the other trek circuits. However, for novice trekkers, the ABC trek can be a challenging affair at times due to constant ascends and descends.
You only need to exercise, and try walking long distances for a few days. This will enable you to tone your legs and muscles which will come handy during this trek.
Is Annapurna Base Camp Trek Safe?
Annapurna Base Camp trek is safe since it is a popular trekking destination, and there are many trekkers in the trail all around the year. However, you may fall victim to scammers who are looking to get a buck out of tourists. Hence, it is best if you hire a guide.
What kind of accommodation and meals are served during the trek?
During your trek we will provide basic Lodge which depends on the trek location. However, rest assured that we will try our best to provide our clients with the best possible options. In the Annapurna Base Camp you will get a single room where there are 4-6 beds on sharing including your breakfast lunch dinner according to Nepalese traditional food.
How long does it take to hike to the Annapurna Base Camp?
It is all about your interest according to your holiday program. Generally it takes 12 days or so. If you have very limited time then the Annapurna Base Camp Trek can be completed in 7 days as well.
What is the age limit for doing the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?
No, there is no specific age limit to do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. However you should be physically healthy, fit and have to be mentally strong to do the trek.
What is the best season and month for Annapurna Base Camp Trek?
Trekking in Nepal is prevalent in almost all the seasons due to the diverse geography and climate. However, the spring season from March to May and the autumn season from September to November are known best for ABC trek. The visibility during these months is unobstructed; skies clear and weather pleasant making the plants bloom and the mountains visible.
Why is it a better idea to trek with an agency rather than trekking independently?
Trekking independently is doable, but involves seen and unforeseen risks. On the other hand trekking with the recognized agencies gives you the advantage of trekking under a systematic and a well-planned schedule. Most of the time, you will be travelling with a group.
The agency will also provide you with a guide and a porter. Trekking with an agency will be a little more expensive than trekking independently or solo.
How do I book the Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal?
To book the Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal, Mission Nepal Holidays offers you a number of booking options including:
Wire transfer OR,
Cash on arrival
Do I need travel insurance while travelling in Nepal?
Travel insurance in Nepal is one of the wisest things to do which we ideally recommend while traveling to Nepal. Although it is not a legal requirement to have travel insurance while travelling in Nepal but secures your trip in terms of uncertainties.
What about medical treatment on the tour?
A simple medical kit can be lifesaving without taking much space in your baggage. You never know what could go wrong; however you need not worry at all. Our guides do carry a medical first aid kit hand with them for treating any kind of basic illness during the trek.
Is the water safe to drink?
Your guide will be in charge of all your water needs. He will make sure all water is boiled and treated with iodine. Iodine is 100% effective in killing the bacteria in water.
Is it possible to communicate to my family while on trek?
You can have easy access to communication but in remote areas we use satellite phones. So communication won’t be an issue.
Is tipping compulsory for guides and porters?
Tipping is not necessary although tipping for guide and staff is good practice, porter and guide expect tip, your tip helps their family.
How can we contact you if we need more information regarding Annapurna Base Camp Trek?
We are a local trekking company based in Kathmandu. You can contact directly with the following numbers and email addresses:
Landline: +977-01- 4438165 Or +977 9802072870
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