In the Abode of Devi
Annapurna base camp trek is famous for trekkers. The principal peaks of the western portion of the great Annapurna Himal, including Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Fang, Annapurna, Ganagapurna, Annapurna 3 and Machhapuchhare, are arranged almost precisely in a circle about 10 miles in diameter with a deep glacier-covered amphitheater at the center. From this glacier basin, known as the Annapurna Sanctuary, the Modi Khola knifes its way south in a narrow gorge fully 12,000 ft. deep. Further south, the gorge opens up into a wide and fertile valley, the domain of the Gurungs. The middle and upper portions of Modi Khola offer some of the best short trekking routes in Nepal, and the valley is located so that these treks can be easily combined with treks into the Kali Gandaki region to the west.
In spite of the great heights of the surrounding peaks and ice walls, the valley floor between 12,000 and 14,000 ft. can provide comfortable camping spots in good weather.
Duration : 11 nights/12 days
Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters). There you will be met by our Airport Representative and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel at 3 stars level, inclusive breakfast.
Day 02 : After breakfast transfer to the domestic airport and take morning flight to Pokhara and drive to Naya Pul (New Bridge) for an hour and trek to Tikhe Dhunga (1495m/4905ft). Flight for 3o minutes and Walking 3:30 hours,O/N at guest house.
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Day 03 : Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani (2850m/9350ft). Walking 5:30 hours, O/N at guest house.
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Day 04 : Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani (2520m/8268ft). Walking 6:30 hours, O/N at guest house.
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Day 05 : Tadapani to Chomorong (2310m/7579ft). Walking 6 hours, O/N at guest house.
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Day 06 : Chomorong to Dovan (3150m/10335ft). Walking 6 hours, O/N at guest house.
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Day 07 : Dovan to Annapurna Base Camp (4090m/13418ft). Walking 4:30 hours, O/N at guest house.
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Day 08 : Annapurna base camp to Bamboo (2310m/7579ft) . Walking 7:00 hours, O/N at guest house.
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Day 09 : Bamboo to Jhinu Thanda village( 1850m.5601ft)). Walking 6 hours, O/N at guest house.
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Day 10 : Trek to Siwai; then drive to Pokhara. Walking 3:30 hours and drive to Pokhara. O/N at Hotel .
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Day 11 : Fly from Pokhra to Katmandu and transfer to the Hotel . O/N at hotel
Day 12 : After breakfast, the trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.
Cost : ₹ 55,000/-
Group Size : 11 members and above
Destination : Kathmandu to Kathmandu.
What is Included:
- Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
- 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
- Teahouse accommodation during the trek
- All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
- Welcome and farewell dinners
- All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
- Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu)
- An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
- Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
- Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
- Summiters trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
- All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS)
- Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
- All government and local taxes
What is Excluded:
- Personal transportation except above programs.
- Major meals lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
- Personal trekking gears as well as sleeping bags.
- Personal Nature expenses.
- Emergency evacuation (If in case helicopter rescue).
- Drinks except tea and coffee.
- Soup in Lunch, Drinking boiled Hot water, Mineral water and Hot shower.
- Airfare: to & from your country.
- Nepal entry, re-entry visa fees.
- International airport departure taxes.
- Personal travel insurance.
- Tips for trekking crews.
- Extra day Accommodation/Food on the trail or in Kathmandu in case of flight delay
- Rescheduling of Flight
- Battery charging of Electronic devices or gadgets
- GST 5 % Extra
Note for every member:
- NRI and Foreigners Guest are require to bring 4 pictures of passport size new photos and USD 40 for own expenses to apply the Nepal multiple visa. (15 days 30 USD & above 40 USD for Per Person) except Indian Nationality.
- Nepal visa will issue at your upon arrival in Kathmandu at TIA airport.
- Passport must have at least 6 months of validity during the entire travelling period.
- There will be a surcharge of 4% if payment made by Credit Card for trip.
- Indian nationality not required visa but must bring their valid passport or Voter Id issued by Election Commission Original with Hologram
Q 1. What is the best time for Annapurna Base Camp Trek ?
A : September to October and April to May are the best months for trekking to Annapurna Base Camp since these months provide good climatic conditions and nice trekking trails without many hindrances made by snow or avalanche. There will be a lot of flowers bloomed during April-May and in October, the weather will be moderately colder but snow cover will be absent.
Q 2. What is the difficulty level of Annapurna Base Camp Trek ?
A : ABC trek is considered to be a moderate to difficult trek as different topographies are included in this trek. Moving from a lower elevation to the highest at 13550 feet will be a tough task and the routes are going through dense forest, steep climbs and unwinding, rustic pathways through villages. Each day, you will trek for an average of 6 hours and it can easily make you tired by the end of the day.
Q 3. What is the level of fitness expected from the participants ?
A : You will need a better physical fitness, not which of athletes but still with proper cardio vascular power and flexibility to muscles. You need to have great strength to conquer the forest trails, steps, steep ascents and descents easily. The high altitudes will have a problem of low oxygen level too. Hence your lungs should be working very well. Strength to carry the backpack and climb the ascents is also needed. Jogging, stretching exercises, squats, swimming and skipping can help you build a physically fit body to ABC trek.
Q 4. How is Annapurna Base Camp Trek weather ?
A : Mostly, a colder weather can be experience at Annapurna Base Camp since the wide thickets and snow covered peaks are there everywhere. During the on-season for the trek, the temperature level will be higher than in winter and monsoon and it will give sunny days. In spring and autumn, the day temperature may vary from 10-20 degree Celsius and night temperature from 0-5 degree Celsius.
Q 5. What are the clothing and equipment which I should carry from my end ?
A : Trekking shoes, Backpack (40-60 litres), Three warm layers, Three trek pants, Three collared t-shirts, Thermals, Sunglasses, Synthetic hand gloves, Socks (2 pairs), Headlamp/LED torch, Trekking pole, Daypack (20 litres), Toiletries: Sunscreen, moisturiser, light towel, lip balm, toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, Two water bottles, Plastic covers and medicine kit with some of the following medicines: Diamox – 10 tablets (to prevent AMS), Dexamethasone – one strip, Nifedipine – 5 tablets, Crocin – 6 tablets (fever), Avomine – 4 tablets (motion sickness), Avil 25mg – 4 tablets (allergies), Norflox TZ & Lomofen– 6 tablets each (diarrhea), Band aid – 10 strips, Cotton – 1 small roll, ORS – 10 packets, Moov spray and betadine.
Q 6. Which type of shoes should I carry for Annapurna Base Camp Trek ?
A : It is advised to carry only trekking shoes instead of sports shoes for ABC Trek. Shoes with good soles that have a greater grip on the rough terrains and a strong ankle support can be used. Avoid buying new shoes because it can cause blisters. Try walking wearing the trekking shoes before you come for the activity. Forclaz 100, 500 and 600 are some of the good trekking shoes that can be used for this trek.
Q 7. When will there be snow on this trek ?
A : If you are selecting the spring season, there will be snow near the base camp only and at Machapuchare base also. But in October, there will be likely no snow cover. In winter, there will be really thick snow sheets everywhere en route to the summit.
Q 8. What will we do if it rains ?
A : While on the trek, if it rains, you will be continuing as per the itinerary along the same trail. Use the poncho to protect your from the rain. The plastic covers with you can protect your backpack. If the rain is heavy and not able to proceed with the trek, the trek leader will ask you take a halt at a nearby place and in this case, you can take a buffer day to complete the trek.
Q 9. When it gets really cold can I consume alcohol on Annapurna Base Camp Trek ?
A : Consuming alcohol while you trek to the high altitudes and in cold climatic conditions will be dangerous to your body. Also, consuming alcohol will make you dehydrate fast since it makes your pores in the body open and get the cold inside. It is always better to avoid drinking alcohol while trekking and most of the travel agencies prohibit the consumption of alcohol.
Q 10. Does one feel altitude sickness over there? If yes, how to avoid it ?
A : Yes. There are millions of chances for you to feel altitude sickness since all of a sudden you experience a change in altitude and climate. To escape from the uneasiness happened due to acute mountain sickness, you should have Diamox handy and drink a lot of water to keep you hydrated.
Q 11. What are the clothing and equipment that need to be purchased from our end ?
A : Carry jeans or trekking pants, shirts or T shirts, windproof jackets, warm and thick fleece, woolen sweater, thermal inner wear, socks, scarfs, woolen gloves etc as clothing essentials to prevent the spine chilling cold weather at Kuari Pass. Comfortable trekking shoes, lightweight floater or sandals, raincoat, water bottle, caps and hats, sun glasses, torch, medicines, personal toiletries, comfortable backpack bag, waterproof covers or bags etc can be the essential equipment you can carry from your side.
Q 12. Is Diamox is advisable ?
A : Yes, to prevent Acute Mountain Sickness or simply altitude sickness, Diamox is a must medicine you should have handy. You will be reaching a height of about 13550 feet after staying at a lower elevation in the beginning of the trek and it will be great if you have 10-12 diamox tablets with you to avoid the uneasiness happens due to acute mountain sickness.
Q 13. How do I get in shape ?
A : ABC trek considered to be a moderate to difficult trek and there is no other way except getting really prepared for the trek to avoid problems en route. Start with cardio vascular exercises and jogging is the best to increase your lungs capacity. Make sure you are jogging every day and increase the distance and speed combination each day. Also do some normal exercises like squats, skipping, swimming that would strengthen your muscles and make you flexible. Stretching exercises can also be of use while perfecting your body to do this trek.
Q 14. What are washroom/toilet facilities like on the trek ?
A : There will be separate toilet tents arranged at each campsite for men and women. Depending on the size of the group, the number of toilets varies. Toilet tents will have a deep pit, mound of soil and a shovel to cover it up. All of them usually will be dry toilets where you have to use toilet papers alone. Room freshner will also be provided.
Terms and Conditions
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Here are our conditions:
Booking must be confirmed 60 days prior to date of departure by paying the full amount – It takes lot of effort, time and money in planning the trek in remote locations. So please give us enough time to make your journey a lifetime’s journey, as it is season.
All expenses accruing from change in schedule due to weather conditions or health issues are to be borne by the participants. Summiters will not be responsible for the weather or your personal health issues.
Cancellation policy – We plan everything for you well in advance, so that your trip is hassle-free and as smooth as possible. This means that porter fees, permits, Kathamandu-Lukla-Kathamandu, Accommodation expenses are all paid in advance. Any cancellation will mean inconvenience and loss to all the people involved in making your journey successful. Therefore, it is only fair to pass on the accrued costs to you. Our policy is:-
- Cancellation after Registration 10% deduction from the total amount.
- Cancellation prior to 30 days from date of departure : 75 % Refund
- Cancellation between 30 days to 20 days prior to date of departure: 50% Refund
- Cancellation between 15 days prior to date of departure : No Refund
- No Show : No Refund