About Annapurna Base Camp Trek
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a must visit trek that takes you to the base of Mt. Annapurna. This amazing trek takes place in the beautiful Annapurna region and follows the traditional route that starts from Tikhedhunga and ends at Ghandruk. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek 13-days encompasses all the major part of the Annapurna region. The trail presents gorgeous views of snow-capped mountains like Annapurna 1, Annapurna 2, Annapurna 3, Mt. Macchapucchre, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Gangapurna, and Mt. Dhaulagiri. Along with scenic views, the trail will also present you diverse vegetation that increases the beauty of this region.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes you inside the buzzing cultures and traditions of the Chhetris & mostly Gurung people. The quaint settlements of Tadapani and Chhomrong are home to people of Tamang and Gurung communities. At Ghandruk, you’ll visit the antique museum, which highlights the past and present of Gurung people. Similarly, the trails are loaded with prayer flags and millennium-old gompas that portray the cultural richness of the Annapurna region.
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking leads you in the majestic Annapurna region, which in turn takes place in the Annapurna Conservation Area. The trek to Annapurna Base Camp begins from Kathmandu, and from here, a quick flight will lead you to Pokhara. Spend a night in Pokhara, and then head out to Tikhedhunga. Climb a lot of stairs and arrive at the Gurung settlement of Ghorepani. Head out to Poon hill to catch the amazing views of snow-capped Himalayan Mountains like Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, and Annapurna.
As the trail gains elevation, you will find yourself at Chhomrong, which lies near the Kimrong Khola. After spending a night at Himalaya, you venture towards Machhapuchhre Base Camp and ultimately to Annapurna Base Camp. Views from Annapurna Base Camp include a picturesque display of the mountains governing the Annapurna landscape and small colorful tents that stand out in the white environment. After spending some time at ABC, retrace your steps back to Bamboo, towards Ghandruk, and then ultimately to Pokhara where this marvelous journey will end.
Accommodations on Annapurna Base Camp Trek:
On Annapurna Base Camp Trek, you will spend the night in lodge or guest house. The rooms will be on twin-sharing terms with little space and a few pieces of furniture. Likewise, bathrooms will also be on sharing basis. In Kathmandu and Pokhara, you will stay in a three-star hotel. Rooms will be big with private washrooms.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek difficulty:
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek difficulty level is marked moderate to difficult. The trial is marked carefully, but there are some paths which are prone to landslides. You have to do a lot of climbing and indulge in walking for at least 5 hours a day. If you wish to conquer the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, you need to be in good physical condition and must possess plenty of willpower. Travel with us to know the true meaning of thrill and adventure.
Best time to go on Annapurna Base Camp Trekking:
The best time to go on Annapurna Base Camp Trek is from March to May and September to December. You will get to witness breath-taking views of Himalayan Mountains and scenery during this time of the year. Also, the clear and bright weather makes the journey more joyful.
Likewise, in winter the heavy snowfall and extreme cold makes the journey more challenging. Similarly, during the monsoon the region receives rainfall, which makes the trail slippery and dangerous.
Explore beautiful Ghandruk village
Hike up to Poon Hill viewpoint to see wonderful sunrise on the backdrop of snow-capped mountains
Get to observe stunning landscape views throughout the trail
Experience rich culture and tradition of the locals
Trek through picturesque villages, fine valleys, and dense forests
Reach at the base of Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m), Annapurna Base Camp
Witness panoramic views of Himalayan mountains like Annapurna range, Mt. Macchapucchre, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Gangapurna, and Mt. Dhaulagiri
Nepal is landlocked country located between India and Tibet autonomous region of China. It have highest peak of the world name Mt Everest (Sagarmatha) and eight peaks of the world’s ten highest peaks. It is birthplace of Gautam Buddha place name is Lumbini.
Nepal is small country but tremendous geographic diversity. It rises from Fifty nine meters to eight thousand eight hundred forty eight meters. Nepal is divided into three part Terai, Hill and mountain regions.
In here, the first language is Nepal (Devanagari script) and one hundred twenty three languages. The official language of Nepal is called Nepali.
Passport and Visa:
First thing for travelling anywhere, you need valid passport with at least six months. You can obtain visa for Nepal from Nepalese consulates or on arrival in Kathmandu or other boarders or most reliable source of information is currently the Department of Immigration Nepal If you fill online form and bring with you, then it would be easier to get visa in any Nepal boarder.
Nepal’s climate varies with its topography and altitude. The low land Terai area has hot and humid climate that can rise above 40 degree Celsius during summer, middle region weather is pleasant almost all the year and northern region temperature is always cold.
Nepal has four seasons:
- Spring: Mar-May: The temperature is good in this season and many flower blossom and best season for trekking.
- Summer: (Jun-Aug): Monsoon season in Nepal, weather is hot and wet at times.
- Autumn: (Sep-Nov): This is the best season for tour and trek in Nepal. In that time, weather is highly pleasant so are the mountains and Himalaya. This is also season of festivals as Nepal celebrates the biggest festival Nepali name Dashain and Tihar.
- Winter: (Dec-Feb): This season is known as Cold season so it’s not good time for high altitude trekking time.
Best Time to Go Annapurna Base Camp Trek:
The best to do trekking in Nepal is September to November and March to May. December and January is also possible to do trekking but winter season so it would be cold and snowfall, we can suggest lower part of mountain trekking. June, July and August is raining season so we suggest contacting us for best trek.
Is it suitable trekking for me?
If you are physically fit and love to walk then you can choose any trekking itinerary from our website to suit you. If you choose long day’s program, then you have t walk more days in mountain. All trekking program can see in our website. We suggest while going trek, please took one professional guide and if you cannot carry your luggage then took one porter also. If you need more question about suitable trekking package in Nepal for you, please drop email or contact us in social sites also.
The Nepalese currency called Rupees. For exchanging your currency into local currency, can visit Bank, govt. licensed holder Money Exchange.
We told all our clients to do travel insurance before leaving your home country with showing your travel itinerary. Their insurance must covered medical, personal accident, loss of gears, emergency evacuation, and damage or lost their luggage and etc.
Hotel/ Accommodation on Trekking in Nepal:
We provide to our client in City area best three star (above three star is on client requested) and lodge/teahouse during the trek. A Teahouse/lodge is the combination of guest house and restaurant where rooms are normally decorated and available bed, pillow and blankets. In every trekking route, we provide only teahouse/lodge because there is no availability of deluxe hotel.
Meals Annapurna Base Camp Trek:
The meal which is provided in trekking area is included breakfast, lunch and dinner. We provide breakfast and dinner where you stay overnights and our guide will choose restaurant for lunch on the way. Our guide and other staff always give priority t served delicious, hygienic and each place special food. We recommended you to bring water purification tablets.
Guide and porter Annapurna Base Camp Trek:
We provide you best staff to you who have good experience and government license. In a group, we provide one guide till 16 pax and one porter for each two person. One porter carries 15 kg .
Personal Expenses Annapurna Base Camp Trek:
Personal expenses means which is not covered your package column cost include. Normally, you have to pay for table drinks (alcoholic/nonalcoholic beverages), snacks (on the trek), tips, souvenirs, hot showers and extra day if flight cancelled or any other natural disasters.
Some do’s and do not’s Trekking in Nepal:
- Respect local culture and people.
- The Nepalese people are friendly and hospitalize by nature so you do not have difficulty to adjust in here.
- While you are entering in Temple and monasteries, just check in some temple not allowed entering for non-Hindus. If there is permitted to enter, please do not wear leather things and walk in Temple and Stupas clockwise. Before taking photograph, please ask authorized person for permission.
What do I need for trekking/ Packing list :
- Day pack (rucksack)
- Light weight and warm trousers.
- Sun hats and gloves.
- Full- sleeves t shirt.
- Warm jackets.
- Waterproof jacket, trousers and bag cover.
- Light weight cotton clothing.
- Waterproof or windcheater jacket.
- Knee supports.
- Sun glasses.
- Sun cream and lip protector.
- A one liter hard Water bottle.
- Flash light
- Down jacket
- Trekking shoes or boots.
- A pair of sandals.