17-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a lifetime journey in the Himalayas with Kathmandu tour and trekking to ABC via Poon Hill hiking. It is a moderate difficulty, a legendary trek to Annapurna Base Camp. You will get a fabulous holidays experience while hiking to Annapurna base camp. Kathmandu tour caters you a cultural experience. It is our best seller trip due to its diverse climate, terrains, raging rivers, terraced farms, mountain cultures, wildlife and hot Springs.The stunning views of Annapurna and Mount Fishtail you will enjoy frequently as you are trekking to Annapurna base camp. A non technical ABC trek is suitable for physically fit hikers and trekkers. Please email us at email@example.com and call or leave message on WhatsApp at + 977 9851023742 to book and confirm Annapurna base camp trek and Kathmandu tour-17 days cost and departures on your prefer dates 2023/2024.
Trek Name: Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Trek Length: 17 Days
Trek Difficulty: Moderate
Trek Season: March/June and Sep/December.
Trek Altitude: 850m- 4300m
Trek Cost: USD 1130-USD 1670
Group Size: 1 - 12 in a group.
Trek Package: Private/Group Trek
Trek Transfer: Bus/Car
16 nights 17 days Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Package with cost and departure dates 2020.
ABC is a short form of Annapurna Base Camp Trek offers a close up view of Annapurna mountain ranges with deeper insight into a life and culture of Annapurna.This is one of the best legendary and classical trek in Nepal. The trek introduces you an exceptional well balanced ecosystem with the beauty of nature at its real best. This is an amazing trek through diverse landscapes and culture with rich mountain vistas, terraced fields and Gurung villages.The 17 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Kathmandu tour is fully immersed in an authentic experience of history and tradition of Nepal. Annapurna Base Camp Trek 17 days trip crosses the Himalayas visiting Kathmandu and Pokhara to the world's best sunrise view point-Poon Hill at 3200 m.
You will walk through remote villages, fairy-tale forests, vast moorlands cut by cascading rivers and a blue-hued peaks.Relax and unwind in Pokhara after your trek, choose to cruise along Phewa Tal (Lake) and gaze up at snow-capped mountains and opt for a relaxing massage to rejuvenate those tired legs. We operate ABC trek according to standards that provide respectful, safe and fair working conditions not only in Annapurna Base Camp, but on all trips in Nepal.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a moderate difficult trek up to 8 hours a day and at altitudes over 4000 meters. so you need to be aware of altitude sickness. It’s very important to be in excellent fitness level and health.The trekking lodges known as tea houses where you will stay on the trek is very simple with basic facilities. Hot water may not always be available and may cost extra, as will access to electricity points for charging devices. WiFi is available at some locations, but connections may be poor.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Package
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Best time of year trekking Annapurna Base Camp
8 days trekking Annapurna base camp is possible throughout the year. But Autumn and Spring are the best time of the year trekking Annapurna Base Camp due to a good weather with clear blue sky and crystal clear view of the Himalayas. Winter is also a good time if you wish to avoid crowds of trekkers on the trail of Annapurna base camp but be prepare with cold. It is still possible to trek Annapurna base camp in rainy season, but we can't see clear view of the mountains, and also the leeches and rain my disturb you while trekking to Annapurna base camp.
Annapurna Base Camp trek route/itinerary
There are 2/3 routes that you can trek to ABC. From this, you can plan out many itineraries. All routes coincide at Chhomrong and follow the same path to the base camp.The trail can go straight to the Annapurna Base Camp or take a detour to Ghorepani Poon Hill or take a smaller detour to Ghandruk or both. You can make the climbing stop and returning stop at different villages. Of course, taking different routes causes plus or minus 3-4 days. In general, the trek starts from Pokhara to Nayapul and ends like Phedi to Pokhara.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Accommodation
The trekking lodges known as tea houses where we stay in on the trekking are very simple with only basic facilities. Hot water may not always be available and may cost extra, as will access to electricity points for charging devices. Wi-Fi is available at some locations, but connections may be poor. Annapurna base camp trek highly recommends and also most favorite trekking in Nepal among international trekkers.Rest and stay in cozy mountain tea houses and meet friendly locals along the way of Annapurna base camp trekking.
ABC Trek Preparation-You will need at least 8 weeks of solid preparation for this trek. You can begin preparation by going for brisk walks and then do brisk jogs to improve your cardio. Your target should be to cover 10 km in under 60 minutes minutes comfortably by the start of the trek.
Weather and Temperature on ABC Trek-Spring and Autumn are two distinct seasons for the Annapurna Base Camp trek. In Spring, although you will find patches of hard snow at higher altitudes, the temperature during the day will be slightly warmer than that in Autumn, when there won’t be any snow on the trek. Even the air is different. While Spring is moist, Autumn is dry and crisp.In Autumn, the temperature is between 15 °C and 18 °C in the day time and at night time, it will drop between 5 °C and -5 °C. Likewise, in the Spring, the temperature is between 20 °C and 24 °C and at it will dorm between 10 °C and 5 °C.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Meals
On our full fledged trekking package, we do provide three times meals each day on the trekking.Breakfast and Dinner you have to eat at tea house where you stay.For lunch you will stop anyone of the tea house on the trail.There are different food options you can choose from Menu.
Breakfast Options-Tibetan Breads, Chapati with Cheese (dry bread- a local wheat bread), Oatmeal, French toast with jam, honey, and peanut butter, Corn Flakes, Hashed brown, fried, Scrambles, and boiled eggs, pancakes, porridge with milk, Muesli, Vegetable items and any kind of hot drinks are available except espresso, Americano.
Lunch Options–Thukpa (noodle soup), Dal Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Momos ( dumplings), Tibetan / chapati bread, Macaroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a variety of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, burgers and Pizza, Yak steak and desserts items.
Dinner Options- Momos (dumplings), Thukpa (noodle soup), Dal Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Tibetan / chapati bread, Macaroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a variety of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, Raman soups, burgers and Pizza, Yak steak, desserts items, hot and cold drinks are available
Desert and Snack Options-Rice Pudding, Apple pie, fruits snicker/ mars bar, popcorn, cake, pastries, etc.
Hot Drinks Option–Hot drinks like black/milk coffees, black/mint/ginger/Green/ lemon honey teas, hot chocolates, hot mango juice, hot oranges juice, hot pineapple juice.
Note: On the tea houses, Menu offers plenty of non-veg items mentioned but officially any of the meats are not on our list of recommendations because the meat in the mountain such as high areas is not sanitary and healthy. However, we would like to request you to avoid taking meat, Alcoholic drinks, and smoking.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Permit Cost
You need two permits to trek to Annapurna Base Camp.One is Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) card that cost US $ 30. Second is Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card that costs US $20. This we organize you once we get scan passport copy and passport size Photographs.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Difficulty
Annapurna Base Camp is a moderately difficult trek. So, any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. The highest altitude you will reach at 4190 m,the Annapurna base camp trek. On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. Sometimes your working hour is only 4 to 5 hours. While during pleasant and easy trails you walk for 6 to 7 hours.You will walk frequently on uphills and downhills trails of village and forest almost everyday.So, please consider that trekking in the mountains is not easy.
You can make last minute booking a day before this trek gets started. Moreover, the payment should be made 100% if you are booking this for the last minute and the booking can be made directly through the online form, by sending us an email, messages on Whats app and by calling. But, Last minute booking is not acceptable for Bhutan and Tibet tours.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu(1300m)
Welcome to Nepal, receive you at the airport and drive to hotel. You can arrive at any time as there are no activities planned until the important welcome meeting at 6 pm.Stay night at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Kathmandu Cultural Tour
Breakfast and guided kathmandu cultural tour to Kathmandu durbar square, Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath stupa, and Swoyambhunath stupa. These all places belong to wolrd heritage sites in Kathmandu. Optional Activities: Kathmandu - Early Morning Everest Scenic Flight: USD 220
Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara(200km, 6 hours, 850m)
Leaving Kathmandu behind early this morning, journey to the enchanting Nepalese town of Pokhara by private vehicle or tourist bus approximately 7 hours. Pokhara enjoys a delightful setting on a lake beneath the snow-capped peaks of the Annapurna range, making it an excellent place to relax and contemplate what lies ahead. If you need to hire some extra trekking gear, then there are numerous shops available offering everything you could possibly need.Stay night at hotel in Pokhara.
Day 4: Nayapul to Ulleri(2080m, 15km, 6 hours)
Breakfast and An hour-long drive, remember driving times are always approximate in Nepal, brings you to Nayapul where you commence your trek. Gear up and follow the Bhurungi Khola to Thikhedhunga, trek through farmland before a steep ascent to reach Ulleri.Total travel time today is approximately 1-hour of driving, then approximately 16 kilometre of trekking which will take around 5 hours.
Day 5: Ulleri to Ghorepani(2750m)
Ascend to Ulleri Village through a pleasant rhododendron forest, much more impressive than the trees your grandmother has in the garden! Stay overnight at Ghorepani.Total trekking distance today is approximately 10 kilometres which will take around 6 hours.
Day 6: Ghorepani to Tadapani(2700m)
Early birds can bounce out of bed to witness the sunrise over Annapurna from nearby Poon Hill (1-hour uphill climb) – you have to do this at least once in your life, right. Then the adventure continues as you continue your trek on to Tadapani.Total trekking distance today is approximately 15 kilometres which will take around 5 hours.
Day 7: Tadapani to Chomrong(2177m)
This morning you’ll descend to Kimrung Khola before climbing again to Chomrong village, at the base of Hiunchuli (6441 metres). There are breathtaking views of Annapurna and Macchhapucchhre from here, plus delicious pizza.Total trekking distance today is approximately 15 kilometres which will take around 4 hours.
Day 8: Chhomrong to Doban(2670m)
Begin by trekking for approximately 3 hours through the forest to Kuldi Ghar, then down to the banks of the Modi River and up again to Doban.Total trekking distance today is approximately 14 kilometres which will take around 6.5 hours.
Day 9: Doban to Machhapuchhre Base Camp(3700m)
Passing through Himalaya Hotel, continue up the narrow valley to Deurali. Sticking to the west bank of the Modi River, enter an open valley near Machhapuchhre Base Camp.Total trekking distance today is approximately 14 kilometres which will take around 3 hours.
Day 10: MBC to Annapurna Base Camp(4130m)
Ascend further from Machhapuchhre Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp, the highest point of your trek. You can decide how your legs and your lungs are holding up. You may remain at Machhapuchhre Base Camp or stay at Annapurna Base Camp for the night. The views from both base camps are fantastic – all the hard work to get here is worth it.Total trekking distance today is approximately 5 kilometres which will take around 2 hours.
Day 11: ABC to Bamboo(2335m)
Wake up early for the beautiful sunrise view in Base Camp! You're close enough now to (almost!) reach out and touch the peaks of Annapurna 1, Macchapucchhre, Annapurna South, Tent Peak, Gangapurna, Himchuli and Annapurna 3. After watching a sunrise on these snowy peaks, head back down the valley the same way to Bamboo (or further if the knees can handle it). It’s a long day but you have plenty of time to get there.Total trekking distance today is approximately 27 kilometres which will take around 7 hours.
Day 12: Bamboo-Jhinu Danda(1780m)
Passing back through the up and down staircases of Chhomrong, continue the decent to Jhinu Danda. From here it's a 20-minute walk down to a hot spring by the Modi Khola for a well-deserved rest.Total trekking distance today is approximately 16 kilometres which will take around 6 hours.
Day 13: Landruk - Tolkha - Pothana(1970m)
By now you’ll have thighs of steel and will be pretty good at carrying your pack! Trek down to cross the river and continue the ascent to Landruk, Tolkha, Deurali and Pothana.Total trekking distance today is approximately 17 kilometres which will take around 6 hours.
Day 14: Phedi - Pokhara(950m)
This is the final day of the trek and it is a short downhill stretch all the way from Pothana to Phedi approximately 1.5 hours via Dhampus village – you made it. After lunch it's only about a 45 minute drive to Pokhara to check into your hotel for a well-earned shower and an end-of-trek celebration to enjoy the good things in life – like cold beer or cocktail.Total trekking distance today is approximately 8 kilometres which will take around 3 hours.
Day 15: Pokhara Tour
Breakfast and freee day in Pokhara or Pokhara city tour visit the important places of Pokhara or hiking around Pokhara. Stay night in Pokhara.
Day 16: Pokhara to Kathmandu(1300m, 200km, 7 hours)
Breakfast and drive or flight back to Kathmandu. Stay night at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 17: Kathmandu Airport
Breakfast and free day on your own for the last minutes shopping and final transfer to airport to get your flight back to home.
Season for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking
You can go to Annapurna Base Camp trek any time of the year. Yet, the monsoon is not a good time. There is heavy rainfall during the evening or night but the dark clouds are ever present. This means bad too, no view of the beautiful peaks. It also means leeches, mosquitoes, possible landslides and slippery roads. But, this is the time when animals are most active. If you are a keen biologist, then monsoon is best for you.
Autumn Season-Autumn is the best time to do this trek. Autumn is a dry season that offers clear blue sky and moderate temperature. This is the best time do any trek in Annapurna and is, therefore, very crowded.
Winter Season-You could go during December if you would like it to be quieter. ABC is possible in winter as well. Dry air and clear sky with the best visibility but, during winter, it will be very cold and will snow. If you plan to trek in December, you need to prepare well with appropriate packaging.Starting from January, you need to be careful about the avalanche when traveling from Deurali to Machhapuchhre Base Camp. This stretch is prone to avalanche. Trekkers should be careful no matter what time in a year they are trekking when trekking from Deurali to MBC.
Spring Season-Spring is another best time to do Annapurna Base Camp trek. Watch out for the avalanche though. Listen to the locals for the news about the avalanche ahead. In spring, the trail will bloom with red and white rhododendrons and many other exotic flowers found in this region, a good time to go for botanists.
Electricity and Charging Battery-You can charge batteries en route. For this, you need to bring your charger. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay a certain amount for it.
Money Matter-There are no ATM on this trek route. You have to draw enough cash from Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are many ATMs in these cities. Everything you do is in Nepali rupees. So, you need to carry enough Nepali currency before you set off for the ABC trek.
WiFi and Internet-You will have enough Internet access in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you in your home country and at losing connection is very common at times.
Guide and Porter Cost- For ABC trek, pay for guides range from $25 to $35 per day and porters take $20 to $30 per day.
Tipping-People have become used to receiving tips. However, there is no set amount as tipping is a westerner created culture. They will be happy to receive what you see fit to give. If you feel confused, trekkers have taken 15% of the total pay as the standard.
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Equipment
Here is a general idea of what you should bring to Annapurna Base Camp trekking.What to pack for the trek is one of the important questions. Not having proper gears can prove troublesome. It may cause health issues or ruin your mood.
-A few pairs of Thermal tops
-Windcheater - waterproof shell jacket one pair
-Down jacket -( It will be provided by the company if you do not have your own)
-Comfortable Fleece/wool trousers
-Trekking pants- at least 2 pairs
-Warm Hiking socks
-Trekking sue with spare laces
-Pair of flip flop
-Underwear & Swimming costume
-Hiking Cotton trousers/t-shirts
-Sleeping bag -( It will be provided by the company if you do not have your own)
-Trekking poles (Not 100%)
-Day bag above 40 L
-1 set- Headlamp
-Small lock for the day backpack
-Reusable water bottles- 2 liters
-Water purification tablets/ electric light
-Toiletries (wet tissue, quick-drying towel, toilet paper, moisturizers, lip balms, sunscreens, sanitary pads, hand sanitizer, nail clipper, small mirror, toothpaste & brush, etc)
-Basic personal first aid kit
Travel Insurance-For safety reasons, Travel insurance is mandatory for trekkers participating in any trek and tour programs in the mountains. Getting travel insurance, especially while traveling in the mountain areas, is like security on which you can rely and enjoy your trip without any worries. We highly recommend getting good compressive travel insurance that covers things like emergency helicopter rescue, and medical evacuation expenses. It will be an assisted protection tour to cover personal injury, injury, repatriation expenses, and any kind of illness will be covered. Having good travel insurance will not only guarantee you peace of mind while you travel with us but also provide you with complete coverage for anything that may go wrong.
Solo Travelers-Single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
Minimum Age-You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a our tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.
High Altitude Sickness-Travelers to altitudes higher than 2,50 m are at risk of altitude sickness, also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS). This can be life-threatening and affect anyone, even people who are very physically fit. There is a higher risk for those who have had altitude sickness before, who exercise or drink alcohol before adjusting to the altitude, or who have health problems that affect breathing. If your tour travels to high altitude, see your doctor for advice specific to you and your situation before you depart. It is important to be aware of the normal altitude symptoms that you may encounter BUT NOT worry about:
1.Periods of sleeplessness
2.Occasional loss of appetite
3.Vivid, wild dreams at around 2500-3800m in altitude
4.Unexpected momentary shortness of breath, day and night
5.Periodic breathing that wakes you occasionally
If you are feeling nauseous, dizzy, or experience other symptoms, please be sure to let your guide know immediately so that we can monitor your condition. Please be aware that should your guide deem it unsafe for you to continue trekking at any time, they will arrange for you to descend to a lower altitude.
Medical Facilities and Treatment-Medical facilities in Nepal are very limited, particularly outside Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, treatment at international-standard clinics is expensive and up-front payment for services is generally required. Make sure you have adequate travel health insurance and accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment, including evacuation by helicopter.
Alcohol and Caffeine-Alcohol and trekking don't mix. We highly recommend that you limit your alcohol consumption in Kathmandu prior to your trip. Celebrate your achievements after your trek. Both alcohol and caffeine increase dehydration. Limit your intake of both when hiking at high altitudes.
Monsoon-The monsoon season is from June to September and weather conditions can disrupt travel during this time due to flooding and landslides. Disruption of air travel and airport closures are also possible. Be prepared that the itinerary may need to change at short notice.
Departure Tax-All departure taxes should be included in your international flight ticket.
Safety and Security-We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewelry at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage. During your trip you will have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. Although the cities visited on tour are generally safe during the day, there can be risks to wandering throughout any major city at night. It is our recommendation to stay in small groups and to take taxis to and from restaurants, or during night time excursions.
Protests and Demonstrations- Protests and demonstrations, even those that are well intended, have the potential to turn violent with no warning. Counter protests can also turn violent. Action by security forces to disperse demonstrators and protesters may occur at any time. If you are in an area where demonstrators or protesters are gathering, avoid the temptation of staying for a good photo opportunity and leave the area immediately. Water based activities have an element of danger and excitement built into them. We recommend only participating in water based activities when accompanied by a guide(s). We make every reasonable effort to ensure the fun and adventurous element of any water based activities (in countries with varying degrees of operating standards) have a balanced approach to safety. Swimming, including is always at your own risk.
Drugs and Smoke-Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is not acceptable for our travellers, also illegal in Nepal. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. We have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.
Money Matters-Every traveler is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.As currency exchange rates in Nepal fluctuate often we ask that you refer to the following website for daily exchange rates: www.xe.com. As of June 2022 the exchange rate for NEPAL was 1 USD = 122 NPR (Nepalese Rupees). There are many ATM machines that accept both Visa and MasterCard but these are limited to Kathmandu, Pokhara and Namche Bazaar. Major credit cards are accepted in most shops but they may charge a 4%-6% transaction fee.
Laundry- Laundry facilities are offered by some of tea house and hotel for a charge. There will be times when you may want to or have to do your own laundry so we suggest you bring non-polluting/biodegradable soap.
Passports-As a general rule, your passport has a minimum of 6 months validity remaining. Your passport details are required to complete your booking. Please ensure the passport details you provide are accurate. Any errors provided may result in extra fees for making corrections in bookings. We recommend taking copies of the main passport pages and other important documents with you as well as leave copies at home with family or friends.
Nepal Visas-All foreign nationals require a visa to enter Nepal. Visas are obtainable from embassies abroad or on arrival at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan airport. If getting the visa at the airport be prepared for long queues. You will also need to provide one passport photo and the following fees in US dollars cash only: Multi entry visa valid for 15 days - US $30: Multi Entry Visa for 30 days - US $50 and multiple entry visa valid for 90 days - US $125. All travellers are required to produce proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 to get visa on arrival at Kathmandu airport.
Own Departure-Small groups of four or more can pick their own desired departure dates. So grab your family, your neighbors, or your best friends and call us.
Customized Private Trip-Family reunions, corporate groups, wedding parties, student groups, church groups, and any groups interested in a customized departure are welcome to contact us.
Trip Cancellation-If you cancel prior to departure, we need written notice and cancellation fees are:
91 or more days -$0
61 to 90 days -$500
31 to 60 days -50% of trip cost
0 to 30 days -100% of trip cost
Go to Nepal for FREE-For private groups with nine full-paying passengers, the 10th person goes free. Well, almost free.International airfare not included and there is a $400 cost which is needed to cover Pokhara flights, and trekking permit.
Payment and Cancellation Policy- Deposit of $500 due at time of reservation. Final balance prior to trip departure.