Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 10 Days

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek
At a Glance
  • Duration10 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max Altitude 4200 M
  • Group Size Up to 10 Pax
  • Starts Kathmandu Airport
  • Ends Kathmandu Airport

One of the best trekking routes in Nepal is the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The journey, which is located in the heart of the Annapurna region, brings you through a variety of landscapes, breathtaking mountain vistas, and charming local communities along the way.

Trekking Annapurna Base Camp takes you to the lap of Mt. Annapurna (8091m), the tenth-highest summit in the world, which is surrounded by a vast range of peaks. The Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is regarded as one of the most gratifying treks in the Nepalese Himalayas since it exhibits the vast dimension of nature with its different landscapes, ecosystems, and traditional settlements.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek Package also gives you the chance to experience the Himalayan way of life as you take in the expansive views of mountains looming over the settlements as you travel. Due to the trail's location inside the Annapurna Conservation Area, the diversity extends beyond simply the natural world to include the environment, culture, and people.

Also known as the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, this 10 Day ABC trekking begins in the city of lakes, Pokhara. From where the route takes you through towns like Ghandruk, Chhomrong, Deurali, Bamboo, and Machhapuchre Base Camp, you will show up at the base camp, which is placed at an elevation of 4130m. 

Further, the route takes you inside the Annapurna Conservation Area, which is home to diverse plant life, fauna, and ethnic Gurung and Magar towns that are encircled by the Annapurna mountain range.

Crossing the giant cascades, dense forests, and vibrant traditional towns on the way, once you make it to the base camp, you'll be encircled by the giant Himalayas all around, making the challenging walk worth it. 

Trekking Annapurna Base Camp overall is a journey that provides you with an opportunity to experience the typical Nepali village lifestyle as you indulge yourself in the dazzling sceneries of the mountains and landscapes.

Every trekker's needs are met by our 10 Days Annapurna Base Camp Package, which offers them an experience of a lifetime. The itinerary can also be altered depending on the path you take.

Major highlights of the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

  • Discover the ethnic communities of the Annapurna Region.
  • Cover two base camps in one trek, i.e., Machhapuchhre Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp.
  • Explore the traditional Gurung village of Ghandruk.
  • Learn and experience the cultural diversity of the mountain regions.
  • Get 360-degree views of the Annapurna range along with several other peaks.
  • Enjoy the natural hot spring bath in Jhinu Danda.

Experiences that await you on the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Route in 2024/2025

The Annapurna Base Camp Trekking takes you to the base camp of the world’s tenth-highest mountain, Mt. Annapurna (8091m). During the trek, you also get to explore the base camp of one of the most mystically majestic mountains in Nepal, Mt. Machhapuchhre (6993m).

As you pass through the villages filled with Gurung, Magar, and Rai communities, the trek offers you an opportunity to experience the local lifestyle and culture of the mountain region.

Furthermore, from the base camp, you will get to enjoy the views of Mt. Gangapurna (7454m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6997m), Mt. Lamjung (6983m), Mt. Himchuli (6441m), and several other peaks along with the Mount Annapurna massif during this trek.

Overall, trekking to Annapurna base camp is a perfect package to witness the mountains up close while also exploring the rich culture and ecosystem of the Annapurna region.

Is the Annapurna Base Camp Trek the right choice for you?

If you are an outdoor lover seeking a moderately challenging yet rewarding trek in the heart of the Himalayas, then trekking at Annapurna Base Camp is the right choice for you.

It is suitable for both experienced and novice trekkers. In 10 days, the journey takes you through diverse landscapes, traditional villages, and serene valleys, topped with awe-inspiring sights of the mountains all along.

Our Annapurna Base Camp TrekPackage is ideal for you to have an unforgettable experience of 10 days surrounded by majestic peaks and enjoy the ethnic lifestyle of the mountains.

How challenging is the ABC Trekking Route?

Annapurna Base Camp Trek falls under moderate-level or Grade-B trekking. This level of trek usually involves about one to two-week-long journeys above the elevation of 3000m and below 5000m. Grade B trekking is suitable for beginner trekkers with few hiking experiences.

The trek usually involves uphill and downhill routes ranging from 3000-5000m. The altitude gain per day during this level of trekking can vary between 400 and 700 m. You will have to walk on diverse trails, from steep ascents to rugged trails, along the trek.

As the highest point is below 4500 m, there is less chance of getting altitude sickness. However, it is always good to be prepared and take precautions.

This is the most suitable trek for people with little to no experience in trekking who are in good physical health. You can prepare for the trek by going on a few short hikes and treks while also maintaining the trekker's stamina with physical exercise.

Acclimatization and Safety during the Journey to ABC Trek

The highest point you will reach while trekking Annapurna Base Camp is at an elevation of 4130 m, which invites the risk of altitude sickness. Especially for beginner trekkers, there is a chance of gaining altitude sickness, which is a common concern during high-altitude treks.

However, it is preventable with proper precautions and treatment. Our 10 Days itinerary includes a very slow walk with rests at certain points. Although there are no acclimatization days, you will not be walking for more than 6 hours at maximum during the trek, and you will have a gradual ascent, which will prevent you from having altitude sickness.

As a precaution, we also encourage you to keep yourself hydrated constantly all along the trek and stay away from all the alcoholic drinks. Our team will make sure that your safety is the top priority during the trek.

Thus, you can rest assured of having an adventure of a lifetime. If you prefer to have rest days in between the journeys, then we can customize the itinerary accordingly. Moreover, in case of sickness, you will be brought down to a lower altitude by our team immediately.

Get ready for an amazing adventure: Preparation and training for ABC Trekking

If you are a physically fit person with experience trekking to high altitudes, there is not much to prepare. However, if you are hiking for the first time, then there are a few things to do that will help you get ready for the adventure to the Annapurna Mountains in 2024,2025.

Being physically fit and trained is essential for any journey in the Himalayas. It is vital to keep yourself fit with no health concerns to complete the trek without any problems.

Although this is a short and easy journey that takes 10 days to complete, you should focus on training to improve cardio endurance and strength endurance and be comfortable carrying a backpack for 5-6 hours a day. It is highly recommended that you attempt hiking or take long walks at least one day per week.

Another thing to do is to invest in some cost-value trekking gear and equipment for the adventure. If you are physically and mentally prepared with all the essentials, you are all set to embark on the route of the Annapurna Base Camp in 2024 and 2025.

Unveiling the best Trekking adventure: ABC Trekking in 10 Days

Embark on the ultimate trekking adventure with our Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Package of just 10 days. This carefully crafted itinerary allows you to experience the bewitching beauty of the Annapurna region in a relatively short time.

The trek takes you through lush forests, charming villages, terraced fields, and rivers, gradually ascending to the breathtaking Annapurna Base Camp. Along the way, you'll get to witness panoramic mountain views, including the peaks of Annapurna I, Machhapuchhre, and Hiunchuli.

As you immerse yourself in the rich local culture and enjoy warm hospitality along the route, you are assured of having the adventure of a lifetime. The ABC Trek in 10 Days is an ideal choice for trekkers seeking an amazing Himalayan experience within a limited time.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Costs for 2024 and 2025

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek Package typically costs between USD 599 and USD 799. Numerous factors, including the number of trekkers in a group, the standard of lodging you desire, the itinerary, the mode of transportation, and the length of the journey, might affect the price.

It is vital to keep in mind that these are approximate expenses and that they could change based on the aforementioned variables and individual preferences. Having some additional cash is also advised for emergencies and unforeseen costs like extra food, beverages, and tips while on the hike.

ABC Group Trip Package
We have 100% fixed departure dates for our Annapurna Base Camp trekking package that you can join if you prefer traveling in a group.

Completing this trek in a group offers you the chance to meet like-minded people and explore together. The ABC cost of the group trips is much less than other trips, as we offer discounts based on the number of people in the group.

Typically, we offer up to a 20% discount on group trips, allowing you to enjoy the trek at a lower cost. Don't hesitate to select a departure date from our list or reach out to us for a customized itinerary that fits your time and budget.

ABC Private Trip Package
If you want to have a private trip with your family and friends, then we are here for you, as we also organize private trips with a tailor-made itinerary and package to meet your demands and preferences.

While for the private trip, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek cost can increase depending on your choice of trail, the length of the trek, and several other factors. The cost can vary depending on the level of customization and any additional services or accommodations included.

You can select any of the available departure dates to embark on your private trip. We can customize the package according to your preferences.

The price listed includes ground transportation, permits, food (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), a qualified trek guide, a porter, and the cost of lodging while on the hike. If you prefer to add Kathmandu to Pokhara and Kathmandu round-trip flights, the cost will be 200 USD extra.

We would like to request that you check our group price up to 10 pax, and if you have a large group, please email us for further discounts.

No. of Pax

Starting Price (Per Person)

1

USD 799

2-3

USD 699

4-6

USD 649

7-10

USD 599

Plese Note that for the above group price, you should make a same-time booking or together. Please feel free to contact us or WhatsApp us directly for any inquiries or customizations. Annapurna Base Camp Cost can further vary depending on the included facilities, services, and any additional requests you may have.Our team is available 24/7 to provide you with the information you require.

The benefit of choosing us for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek Package

  • We have trained and knowledgeable guides with years of experience leading the trip to the Annapurna region.
  • We have a safety-focused approach, always keeping our client's safety at the top.
  • All our packages can be customized according to each trekker's time and preference.
  • We focus on small group sizes for personalized attention.
  • We have strong local connections to provide you with an authentic trekking experience.
  • We give high emphasis on sustainable travel practices and environmental sustainability.
  • We have competitive costs and provide value for money.
  • We offer 24/7 customer support during the trek.
  • We give pre-trip online and offline briefings.
  • Our itinerary is focused on meeting the needs and demands of the trekkers.

Itinerary

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  • Max Altitude:1350m
  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel

This is your arrival day in Kathmandu, Nepal. One of our representatives will be there at the Tribhuvan International Airport. You will then be escorted to the hotel in Kathmandu, where you will have a short briefing session with your guide regarding the trek. If there is time, you can go for a short exploration around the city. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

  • Max Altitude:820m
  • Time:6-7 Hours
  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast

The guide will collect you from the hotel and take you to the bus stand. From where our journey starts on a tourist bus. It takes around 6–7 hours.

Witness picturesque landscapes along the journey. Pokhara is a beautiful valley known for several lakes, including Phewa and Begnas. It is a tourist destination with all the available resources.We encourage you to explore Pokhara to experience different cultures and visit various centers of attraction. Overnight at Pokhara.

  • Max Altitude:2170m
  • Time:5-6 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

The day will begin with the drive-in sharing jeep from the Pokhara hotel to Sauli Bazar, and you will start your trek to Chhomrong, a beautiful place with stunning views of the Annapurna mountains.

Being trek to Chhomrong through lush forest and terraced fields. Enjoy the journey through diverse landscapes. Chhomrong itself is a small Gurung settlement. Overnight in Chhomrong.

  • Max Altitude:2900m
  • Time:6-7 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

On the fourth day, you will resume your trek from Chhomrong towards Himalaya Hotel. The trail gradually ascends, taking you through lush forests of vibrant rhododendron blooms. As you continue trekking, you will enter a more alpine region with fewer trees and more open spaces.

The trail offers a few glimpses of the surrounding peaks and passes through several other traditional settlements. You will finally arrive at the Himalaya Hotel after a walk of around 6 hours. The village offers a serene atmosphere and is surrounded by towering mountains and picturesque landscapes. Overnight stay in the Himalaya Hotel.

  • Max Altitude:4130m
  • Time:5-6 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today, you will trace your steps to the base camp from Himalaya Hotel. The trail winds through glacial moraines, offering glimpses of the mighty Annapurna peaks as you approach the base camp. The views of Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and other surrounding peaks will keep you walking on the challenging terrain.

Before arriving at the Annapurna base camp, you'll reach Machhaouchre Base Can, which is equally breathtaking, surrounded by cliffs and mountains. As you reach the Annapurna Base Camp, situated at an altitude of 4,130 meters, you will be encircled by towering peaks and a vast arena of mountains. 

You can take the time to savor the beauty of the surroundings, capture memorable photographs, and soak in the atmosphere. In the evening, you can witness the breathtaking sunset colors painting the mountains.

  • Max Altitude:2310M
  • Time:6-7 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

In the morning, you can relish the mesmerizing sunrise view over the Annapurna mountains, and after a remarkable experience at the Annapurna Base Camp, you will begin your descent toward Bamboo. The trail retraces your steps, letting you appreciate the landscape from a different perspective.

As you descend, you will pass through Machhapuchhre Base Camp, which offers stunning views of the iconic Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhre). The trail then leads you through bamboo forests and open paths.

Bamboo, situated at an altitude of 2,310 meters, is a peaceful village known for its bamboo groves and tranquil environment, which you will reach after a walk of around 6 to 7 hours. Overnight stay in Bamboo.

  • Max Altitude:1780m
  • Time:5-6 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

On the 7th day, you will continue your trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda. The trail takes you through dense forests and offers occasional glimpses of the surrounding valleys and mountains. 

As you descend further, you will reach the banks of the Modi Khola (river), from where the walk continues through charming villages. After a walk of around 5 to 6 hours, you will arrive in Jhinu Danda, where you get to enjoy natural hot springs. After a long day of trekking, you can relax in the soothing waters, which are believed to have healing properties. Overnight stay in Jhinu Danda.

  • Max Altitude:820m
  • Time:4-5 Hours
  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast & Lunch

This is the last walking day of your trek as you trace your steps from Jhinu Danda to Nayapul. The trail descends through terraced fields, lush forests, and small villages, offering a glimpse into the traditional way of life.

Upon reaching Nayapul, you will bid farewell to the mountains and the trails as you transport back to Pokhara in a private vehicle. After reaching Pokhara, you can either relax at the hotel or go for an exploration around the lakeside area. Overnight stay in Pokhara.

  • Max Altitude:1350m
  • Time:6-7 Hours
  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast & Dinner

Today, you will embark on a scenic drive from Pokhara back to Kathmandu. The journey takes you through the beautiful landscapes of Nepal, with panoramic views of terraced fields and distant mountain peaks.

As you arrive in Kathmandu, you will be escorted to the hotel, where you can refresh and relax. You can go for a walk and shop for souvenirs around the city in the evening. You will also have a cultural farewell dinner with the team. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

  • Max Altitude:1350m
  • Meals:Breakfast

You will be transferred to the airport by one of our representatives during your departure time. 

Route Map

Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 10 Days map

Cost Details

Cost Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off at Airport
  • 2-night hotel stays in Kathmandu on B/B Plan (3 stars)
  • 2 Night Hotel Stay in Pokhara in B/B Plan (3 Star)
  • Tea house Accommodations during the trek
  • Himalayan Recreation’s experienced, government-licensed, English-speaking trekking guide during the trip
  • Porter to carry your baggage (1 Porter = 2 Trekkers)
  • All costs of staff, which include food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicines,
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist bus, Pokhara to Saulibazar by Shared Jeep and Nayapul to Pokhara by car
  • Sleeping Bag and Duffel bag use while trekking, Trekking map, Himalayan Recreation's T-shirt, and trip achievement certificate
  • The required Annapurna Permit fee and TIMS Fee
  • First-aid medicine Kit
  • Farewell dinner with a cultural show in a fine restaurant on the second last day.
  • Government taxes and office service charges
Cost Excludes
  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary
  • Personal Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic drinks and beverages
  • Personal trekking equipment or expenses
  • Tips for trekking guides, porters and drivers (tipping is expected)
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section

Dates & Prices

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Starts:Saturday Apr 27, 2024
Ends:Monday May 06, 2024
Price US$599
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Starts:Sunday Apr 28, 2024
Ends:Tuesday May 07, 2024
Price US$599
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Starts:Monday Apr 29, 2024
Ends:Wednesday May 08, 2024
Price US$599
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Starts:Tuesday Apr 30, 2024
Ends:Thursday May 09, 2024
Price US$599
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Know Before You Go

Choosing the right time for trekking Annapurna Base Camp in 2024 and 2025

Before trekking to any destination, it is very important to study the weather conditions of the place. When it comes to trekking Annapurna Base Camp, time is one of the critical factors to consider.

Spring (March to May)
Trekking Annapurna Base Camp is most pleasing in the spring, as it is the most suitable time to enjoy the diverse range of scenery that the trek offers without much trouble.

The weather is very enjoyable in the spring, with clear skies and an average temperature. Several plants and flowers, along with rhododendrons, start blooming, adding more beauty to the trails.

Just keep in mind that the trail can get a little crowded as it is one of the peak trekking seasons, and you might want to book in advance for spring.

Autumn (September to November)
Like spring, autumn is another perfect season to trek ABC. The weather is very translucent, with moderate temperatures in the autumn as well.

You can further witness the colorful forest during the autumn, which makes the trek even more vibrant and enjoyable. If you choose autumn, you will have a chance to witness and be part of several festivals, as the season contains many festivals celebrated by the local community.

You should be prepared for the route full of trekkers in autumn as well, and we suggest you book in advance.

Monsoon (June to August)
Monsoon has its beauty and offers some unseen natural side during the Annapurna base camp journey. If you want to avoid the crowd while enjoying the different sides of nature, the monsoon can be the right time.

However, you have to be well prepared for unforeseen circumstances like heavy rainfall and troubles on the route. There are also chances of landslides.

Thus, make sure to be aware of the weather and route situation beforehand and prepare accordingly to avoid any kind of inconvenience.

Winter (December to February)
Winter can be another great time if you want to have a crowd-free trail; however, it is very risky to complete the ABC trekking in winter.

Because of the heavy snowfall, the routes are often blocked, and there are high chances of avalanches in the Annapurna region during peak winter.

You should be prepared with the right gear and equipment to embark on the journey in the winter. If possible, it is recommended to avoid the peak winter time.

Accommodation on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek Route

Annapurna Base Camp Route is developed when it comes to accommodation facilities. At the start of the trek, you can enjoy standard hotel rooms with in-room showers, western-style flush toilets, a free WIFI connection, and in-room plugs to charge your stuff, depending on the lodge.

However, as you ascend to a higher elevation, electricity is lacking, and you will have to pay extra costs for charging Trekkers stuff, WiFi connections, and hot water showers.

The rooms in higher elevations come with general facilities like warm Beds, electricity, washrooms, etc. But still, in comparison to other treks in the region, the Annapurna Base Camp trail is a lot ahead in terms of facilities and service.

The level of accommodation facility you get while Trekking Annapurna Base Camp also depends on the amount of money you are willing to spend, as there are several hotels ranging from basic to luxurious.

Food during Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Annapurna region is one of Nepal's most popular and visited destinations. Thus, the food during the trek to ABC is quite convenient and flexible compared to other treks in Nepal.

The menu ranges from traditional village foods to Asian and Western cuisines. For breakfast, the menu usually consists of traditional bread, eggs, potatoes, and soup.

At the same time, lunch and dinner items include Dal Bhat (lentil soup, rice, and veggies), soup noodles, fried rice, dumplings, etc., depending on the lodge and destination.

You can also enjoy food like pizza, pasta, sandwiches, and other Western dishes during the trek, as it is one of Nepal's most developed trekking destinations. It is highly recommended to carry personal snacks, including chocolate bars, nuts, and crackers, for extra food during the trek.

Drinking water facilities during the Trek to Annapurna Base Camp

You can easily get access to tap water along the trekking route during the trek. However, it's important to note that tap water is not always safe for direct consumption.

To ensure Trekker's health and well-being during the trip, it is recommended to rely on safe drinking water options. One of the most suitable options is to purchase bottled mineral water at teahouses and lodges along the trekking route.

For those looking for a more sustainable and environmentally friendly option, using water-purifying bottles or tablets is highly recommended.

Using water-purifying bottles or tablets not only helps to ensure Trekker's safety during the trek but also reduces the consumption of plastic bottles, contributing to a more sustainable and eco-friendly approach to drinking water on the trail.

Essential Packing list for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Things that you will need to bring for trekking Annapurna base camp are listed below:

  • Clothing: -Baselayer -Insulation layer -Third layer 
  • General Trekking gear -Trekking trousers and shirts -Trekking shorts -Waterproof shell jacket and trousers -Underwear 
  • Headwear -Hat -Beanie -Neck gaiter 
  • Handwear and Footwear -Inner Gloves -Outer insulated gloves -Hiking boots -Trekking shoes/sandals -Hiking socks -Warm thermal socks -Gaiters 
  • Bag and backpackers -Duffel bag -Backpack -Day back -Raincover -Drybag 
  • Sleeping gear -Sleeping bag -Liner -Earplugs 
  • Poles and Headgear -Trekking poles -Sunglasses and headlights
  • Important accessories -Water bottle/Hydration bladder -Towel -Pee funnel -Lock -Waterproof bag 
  • Extra accessories -Camera -Portable charger, books, cards, passport, money
  • Medications and Toiletries: Water purification tablet, Isotonic powder, Diamox, Common Medications, First aid kit, Sunscreen, Baby wipes, Toiletries, Plasters, Oximeter, Hand Sanitizer

Permits for trekking Annapurna Base Camp

There are two different permits you need to have for trekking to ABC. Detailed information about the necessary permits is mentioned below:
Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)
As the trek lies inside the Annapurna Conservation Area, the ACAP permit is compulsory. It is a permit that focuses on conserving the natural and cultural heritage of the region. The cost of the permit differs according to Trekker's nationality, and it costs around USD 30 per person for foreign nationals, while for SAARC nationals, it costs USD 10 per person.

Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Card
The TIMS card is another permit that is required to complete the trek. The cost of this permit also varies according to Trekker's nationality. For foreign nationals, it costs USD 20 per person, while for SAARC nationals, it is USD 10 per person.

ABC Trekking Guide/Porter: Your travel companion in the mountains

You'll be guided by our experienced and skilled guides all along the journey during the 10-day Annapurna Base Camp tour.

All our guides are professionally trained, have years of experience in guiding, and are very familiar with the route, culture, and area of the Annapurna region.

While trekking with our professional guides, you will have the opportunity to learn and acquire knowledge about several factors, like the local culture, history, and lifestyle of the region. They are highly skilled and have a wide range of knowledge, from mountaineering and trekking to the culture and traditions of Nepal.

As for porters, it is your personal preference to have one or not. However, it is recommended to trek with a porter, as you will be able to enjoy the trek without the hassle of carrying a heavy backpack.

Transportation facilities

Any trekking journey in the Annapurna region begins in the city of lakes, Pokhara. For transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara, you can choose from two modes: bus and shared jeep.

As for transportation from Pokhara to the starting point of the trek, you will have a shared jeep ride.

Know about tipping culture

Tipping during a trek in Nepal is a common tradition to show appreciation for the services provided by guides, porters, and support staff. It is normal to tip depending on the quality of service and individual preference. Normally, 10% of your trip budget is expected.

It is also a way to express gratitude for their hard work in making your trek memorable. If you are satisfied with the service, you can tip according to your wishes, and the cost of the tip totally depends on you.

Travel Insurance for trek

Travel Insurance is one of the essential elements when embarking on any trip in the Himalayas. Although the Annapurna Base Camp trip is a moderate-grade trek, it still includes walking on rugged terrain with potential altitude sickness and other unpredictable possibilities. Thus, having travel insurance is important and highly suggested for the trek.

During the booking process, all the trekkers are advised to provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate, which should cover all medical and emergency repatriation. The policy should further cover helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitudes in case of emergencies.

Useful information and some tips for the ABC Trek

  • If you can, you should choose the spring season (March to May) and autumn season (September to November) for the trek, as it is more enjoyable and convenient during these seasons.
  • Prior physical fitness preparation is advisable, including regular exercise and training to help build endurance.
  • Pack lightweight, moisture-wicking clothing layers suitable for the given weather.
  • Keep yourself updated on weather conditions and any changes in trekking regulations.
  • Do not rush during the trek, as it is extremely important to walk at your own pace. Also, keep checking your body condition and make sure to follow the tips of your guide.
  • Stay hydrated throughout the trek and carry water bottles along with water purification tablets or a water filter, as drinking water along the trail needs to be treated.
  • Purchase a local SIM card in Kathmandu before starting the trek if you want to have occasional communication, as the connection is not guaranteed on the trail.
  • Do not forget to carry a portable power bank to keep your electronic devices charged.
  • Carry enough Nepalese currency for your entire trek, as there are limited ATMs along the route.
  • Respect the local culture and traditions of the local communities and the environment of the Annapurna region.
  • Leave no plastic or other trash on the hiking trail. Be mindful of your actions and follow guidelines for responsible trekking, such as carrying your trash back and avoiding single-use plastics.
  • Research the trail, weather, and local culture before you embark on the journey.

Alternative for the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Route

The Annapurna Base Camp is one of the most renowned and hyped trekking trails in the Annapurna region. While some trekkers prefer to visit the destination because of its popularity, some wish to walk on a more off-beaten trail, and some are also seeking a short journey. Here are several other alternatives you can choose to go for with Himalayan Recreation. 

Overall, there are several options you can choose from instead of the base camp trek in the Annapurna region. If you want a more challenging and quiet trail, then you can go for the Annapurna Circuit Trek. This one is suitable for trekkers with some experience.

As for trekkers with less time, the Poonhill trek and the Mardi Himal trek are highly recommended. If you want to go for a more quiet and off-beaten trail, then there are options like the Khopra Danda trek and the Upper Mustang trek. If you want a more thrilling journey, then Everest Base Camp is the best option.

Furthermore, all the treks at Himalayan Recreation can be customized according to trekker time and preference, which gives you more range to choose from.

Last-minute Annapurna Base Camp booking with Himalayan Recreation

It is best to book your Annapurna Base Camp Trip in advance for an easy and hassle-free process. Especially if you plan to trek during the peak season, booking in advance is the best way to avoid hassle and inconvenience. However, if you are unable to book in advance due to any reason, we, Himalayan Recreation, offer last-minute booking as well.

In the case of a last-minute booking, you must provide us with the 100% trip payment 24 hours before the trek departs. Also, keep in mind that for last-minute bookings, there might be certain circumstances out of our control.

Responsible travel with Himalayan Recreation: Practice sustainable tourism for ABC Trekking

Here at Himalayan Recreation, we give high emphasis on responsible travel. As a leading tour company, we are committed to sustainability and prioritize the preservation of nature and the communities we visit.

We aim to minimize our environmental impact while also enriching your trekking experience. We encourage you to take part in responsible and sustainable travel practices with us during the Annapurna trek.

There are several ways to do it, such as not littering the places you visit, taking part in community-building activities, buying souvenirs from locals, and leaving nothing but a footprint along the route.

Get ready to embark on environmentally responsible adventures in the stunning Annapurna region with Himalayan Recreation.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 10 Days FAQs

  • Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be welcomed by one of our team's representatives or Guide at the airport (please note our Company name Plate Himalayan Recreation Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd in the terminal. He/she will then assist you to the hotel in Kathmandu, where you will meet with your trekking Group and Company Tour Manager. If you do not see our representative or nameplate in the airport, Please reach us at +977-9851101413 (24/7). 

  • You can apply for a visa online before departing or once you arrive at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport. to learn more specifically about the Visa regulations.

  • You will be staying at the (Hotel Thamel Park or Hotel Kailash Kutee, or Similar) in Kathmandu. If you wish, you can change the hotel according to your preference. 

  • Depending on availability and additional charges, it is possible to extend your stay or upgrade to another hotel in Kathmandu. You can discuss the options with us directly during the trip for the necessary arrangements.

  • Yes, you can leave your luggage in Kathmandu with us before starting the Annapurna base camp trek. We will keep all your things safe until you get back to Kathmandu after the completion of the trek. 

  • In general, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek Cost ranges from $700 to $2000. The cost usually depends on several factors, like; the mode of transportation you choose to use, accommodation facilities, and extra trips added to the itinerary, and can vary according to that.

  • Yes, it is possible to have a flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu instead of a ride. It will save time but keep in mind that flight can add to the overall cost of the trek. 

  • The best time of the year to trek to Annapurna Base Camp is during the spring and autumn seasons. From the month of March-April and October-November, the weather is usually very clear, with the moderate temperature making it the best time of the year to embark on this journey.

  • Annapurna Base Camp trek falls under moderate grade trek. It is not as strenuous as other longer treks of the region and can be completed by anyone in good physical condition with proper preparation and few hiking experiences. Also, since its altitude is just 4130 m, it is not difficult in terms of altitude as well.

  • The spring and autumn season is not that cold, with the average temperature in spring being 15 degrees and the lowest being 5 degrees. While during the coldest time of the year, winter, the temperature can go as low as 0 degrees. Therefore, trekking to Annapurna Base Camp in the peak winter is not recommended because of the extreme cold and risks involved.

  • You can prepare for the ABC trek first by checking your health and fitness condition. You can get involved in physical exercise to increase your stamina and endurance. Furthermore, you should have all the essentials ready for the journey and have your travel insurance issued for the trek.

  • Yes, Annapurna Base Camp is safe to trek. There are signboards for the right direction all along the trail with no chance of getting lost. Also, the trail is full of trekkers in the peak seasons, with the teahouses and lodges scattered along the way. As for the peak winter season, there are possibilities of avalanches occurring, but you can take a separate route during that season.

  • According to the records, no deaths have occurred while trekking. However, there have been few deaths due to natural disasters like avalanches and landslides during the peak winter and monsoon seasons.Thus, it is highly recommended to avoid those seasons for trekking.

  • No, trekking to Annapurna Base Camp is not that hard, but an average trekking journey. Anyone in good health can complete the trek by taking it slow and walking at a personal pace. As for the people who have trekked to other places before, the trek, in fact, might be leisurely.

  • You first need to get to Pokhara to start the trek to the Annapurna Base camp trip. To reach Pokhara, you can either take a flight or catch a bus from Kathmandu. After arriving in Pokhara, there are several trails you can take to reach the base camp. Among which one is through Ghandruk, the other is through Ghorepani, and through Chhomrong. Whichever trail you choose, you'll be passing through Machhapuchhre base camp right before you make it to the Annapurna Base Camp.

  • Yes, absolutely. The Annapurna Base camp trek is worth it. It is one of the most visited trekking destinations in Nepal, and it has a justifiable reason for that. You get to stand in the lap of the Annapurna Himalayan range while being surrounded by mountains all around in such a short period. Looking at the length of the trek and elevation, it is one of the best treks taking you closest to the Himalayas of Nepal.

  • The duration of the Annapurna Base camp trek depends on which itinerary you choose to follow and the starting and ending point of the trek. There are several different routes you can choose from for the trek. But, in general, the duration of the trek ranges from 7 to 14 days.

  • The Annapurna Circuit is one of the longest trails in the Annapurna region that takes you above the elevation of 5000m, whereas Annapurna Base Camp is a short trek of 7-10 days at a relatively lower elevation. The difficulty level and the length of the trek is the biggest difference between the two treks. Annapurna circuit trek requires you to have previous trekking experience, while the Annapurna base camp can be trekked by novices as well.

  • The total miles covered during the Annapurna Base Camp trek is around 70 miles which is 110 km. You will have to walk for 6 hours on average, covering a distance of 10km on average per day during the Annapurna Base Camp journey.

  • There are several ups and downs on the rugged path throughout the trail during the Annapurna base camp trek. But the hardest part of the Annapurna Base Camp trek is trekking during the monsoon or winter season, as the trail is either slippery or full of snow. Also, in the winter, the temperature can be as low as 0 degrees and can be decreased to minus 15 degrees at night time.

  • During your trek to the Annapurna Base Camp, you'll be guided by our experienced Guide/Sherpas, who have been to base camp several times and holds extensive knowledge about the route, region, and cultural traditions and have deep insight into the communities.

  • Yes, your Annapurna Base camp trek is guaranteed departure. We operate Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek throughout the year, and our dates are 100% fixed departure and Guaranteed. The departure doesn't get affected by the cancellation of any other trekkers or any other things unless you cancel the trip or there are unavoidable situations like; natural disasters, political riots, etc.

  • Annapurna Base camp trek is popular because of what it has to offer to visitors in just a week-long trek. It brings to the right beneath the Annapurna mountain range which is not as challenging as other popular treks in Nepal. The trek also gives you an insight into the diverse culture and traditions of Nepal. 

  • No, Annapurna is not a part of Everest. Annapurna Base Camp is situated in the western part of Nepal while Everest Base Camp lies in the eastern part. The elevation of the Annapurna Base Camp is 4,130m while the Everest base camp is at an elevation of 5,364m.

  • There are several ups and downs on the rugged path throughout the trail during the Annapurna base camp trek. But the hardest part of the Annapurna Base Camp trek is trekking during the monsoon or winter season as the trail is either slippery or full of snow. Also, in the winter the temperature can be as low as 0 degrees and can be decreased to minus 15 degrees at night time. 

  • ABC Trek is one of the most popular and visited treks of Nepal that takes you in the lap of the Himalayas in just a week. The trek takes you through diverse landscapes and cultures before you make it to the base camp of the World's eighth-highest mountain, Annapurna. 

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