Annapurna Base Camp (ABC), also called the Annapurna Sanctuary is one of the most beautiful treks in the world. The trek itself provides generally moderate hiking (for the Himalayas), stunning scenery and a mix of cultures unmatched by any other trek in Nepal. The predominant caste in this area is the Gurung people. Additionally, the Magar and Chetrie people live in the same area and are historically famous for serving as soldiers in the British Army (Ghorkas). The cultural highlights of the ABC trek combined with the amazing views of Mount Machapuchare (6993m.), Mount Dhaulagiri (8167m.) and Mount Annapurna South (7219m.) create a full, unforgettable Himalayan trekking experience.
The trek to Annapurna follows a well-trodden path through small villages, terraced farmlands, and spectacular forests on its way up to the glaciated alpine zones at the higher elevations. We eventually make our way to Machapuchare Base Camp where we will stay before ascending to the alpine mountain sanctuary of the Annapurna Base Camp (4130m.) for sunrise. Come see why our Annapurna Base Camp Hike is one of the best treks in the world.
Annapurna Panorama view from Sarangkot
- Amazing view of the Himalayan panorama. It includes Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Manaslu region and Mardi Himal.
- The lifestyle, culture, tradition, and hospitality of local ethnic groups, especially Gurung.
- Exotic floral and faunal diversity along the trekking trail. You will see Rhododendron, magnolia, pine, and oak forest along the trails.
- The lush forests, green hills, rugged landscapes.
- Relaxing Hot spring at Jhinu danda
- Natural diversity: Greenery, vegetation and terraced farms alongside the trek route
- Be at the base of Mount Annapurna (8091m) – the highest peak in the world.
- 360 Degree amazing View of the Himalayan giant from Annapurna Base Camp (4130m)
- Spend a day in Tourist hub Pokhara
ABOUT MOUNTAIN FISHTAIL
Mount Machapuchare (6993m) is one of Nepal’s most sacred mountains. Nicknamed ‘fish Tail Mountain’ after the shape of its peak. Fish Tail Mountain is a sacred peak in the Hindu religion, associated with the god Shiva. Lord Shiva is supposed to live on the peak, which evidently gets its a name from the shape of the summit seen from a certain angle. As one of the last places on Earth where human beings had never set foot, naturally.
Mt Fishtail West Face view from Annapurna Base Camp
MEANING OF ANNAPURNA
The mountain is named after Annapurna, the Hindu goddess of food and nourishment, who is said to reside there. The name Annapurna is derived from the Sanskrit-language words Purna ("filled") and Anna ("food"), and can be translated as "everlasting food".
Annapurna I (8091meters) was the first of the 14 eight-thousanders to be successfully climbed. A French expedition led by Maurice Herzog made history by successfully climbing Annapurna on June 3, 1950. Mount Annapurna I highest peak of the Annapurna massive and the 10th highest summit of the world, the Mt. Annapurna I (8091m).
Annapurna North-West Face
Pokhara is a metropolitan city in the Western region of Nepal. It is a valley cradled amongst mountains and hills with meandering rivers. It is a major tourist destination due to its panoramic views. Once you enter the vicinity of this city, you are greeted with magnificent views of the mountains and Mt. Fishtail (6993m). The Dhaulagiri range and Annapurna range tower majestically over the green valley. For someone who has been living in Kathmandu for years, the greenery of this city always takes me by surprise.
View from Fewa Lake, Pokhara
Pokhara is the city of lakes. There are several lakes in Pokhara and the prominent ones are Fewa Lake, Rupa Lake, and Begnas Lake. Among these lakes, Fewa Lake is by far the most beautiful lake. Nestled on a little island on Fewa Lake is the Barahi Temple. For a small charge, you can go on a boat ride on this lake. The sunlight reflects on the lake and glitters and the mountains smile upon us in the reflection.
You can walk on the Lakeside enjoying the sight which is an incredible experience. I regret the fact that when I was a resident here in Pokhara I overlooked its charms. Lakeside is even prettier in the late evenings, under the soft glow of lamp posts hung upon the creatively built restaurants and shops. You can dine here while enjoying the live entertainments. Other attractions of Pokhara are Davis’ Fall which is a beautiful waterfall, International Mountain Museum, and World Peace Pagoda. Then there is Sarangkot which is a towering hill that offers a magnificent view of Pokhara from its hilltop and you can do many sports adventures paragliding, cycling, boating, Zip Flyer, bungee jump, Ultra Light Flight and Annapurna Base camp Heli tour.
Arrival Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel B/B/3star
Drive to Pokhara 6/7 hours by Tourist bus, domestic flight 30 min or privet transportation
Drive from Pokhara to Dhampus and trek to Deurali
Trek to Jhinu Danda
Trek to Machhapuchre Base Camp
Trek to Annapurna Base camp
Trek back to sinuwa
Trek to Ghandruk village
Drive to Kathmandu from Pokhara
Leisure day in Kathmandu
Date and Cost
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What To Take
Equipment list for #ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK #ABC
Passport, Money, Credit Cards, Personal Travel Insurance, Passport size photos, Pen & dairy book, the Communication device (laptops, Tap or phone), Camera
Sunglass UV more than 500%,
Note: - if you have eyes problem please consult your doctor because of in Nepal High Mountain has dry air and in the city so much dust
Sunblock cream SPF 25 to 50 (small tube), Lip balm SPF 10 to 15
Note:-depending your skin, please consult your doctor (as our experience some of my clients get allergy from sunblock cream)
Day backpack (15 ltr to 20 ltr), Duct tape (few meters –you can roll-on water bottle or trekking pole), enough batteries for headlamp, Portable solar charger, Backup power bank, Bathing Suit: Towel, Toothpaste, and brush, floss, mini hairbrush, razor, soap, a mini bottle of shampoo, travel mirror, nail clippers, etc and rain cover
I'm a solo traveler, is there a single supplement?
Our prices are different based on a number of people. The prices are set based on a number of people traveling together. For example, the price for 1 person and the total price for 2 people is different. So, the price you see at the time of making the reservation is the final. We do not charge an additional amount for the single traveler.
Which currency is most widely accepted on this tour?
We accept major currencies such as USD and EUR. Credit card payments are accepted only in USD. We also accept bank transfers, direct remittance services (Western Union, Moneygram), etc.
What is the best time and season?
Mid March-May, and October – December are considered the best months for trekking and climbing peak in Nepal. climbing is doable throughout the year however some months are better than others. June – August is monsoon season so there might be some rain showers in these months. January – February is winter months, it’s usually much cold in higher areas and more avalanche risk area during the winter.
The trek is doable throughout the year.
How are the meals and accommodation like?
We will be eating and sleeping in the lodges for the whole trek as an itinerary. Generally, rice, noodles, pasta, vegetables, curry, potatoes, eggs, sandwiches, etc. are available.
The lodges will have twin sharing rooms. In most cases, we will provide you a private room however in rare cases you may need to share the rooms with other travelers (especially if you are traveling alone).
Do I need to be physically fit?
Very good question. Usually, a person with previous multiday hiking experiences is welcome to join our treks. This is an adventurous trek that consists of high altitude trek over 4000 meters for nearly a week. If you do not have previous hiking experiences but still have no problem walking for 6-9 hours every day, then we are happy to take you on board.
Can we do this trip with kids?
We take bookings for this trip for people over 16 years old. The trekking doable with kids as well and we have previous experiences of organizing family tours.
Are the guides experienced? Are they licensed?
We have very experienced guides at the company. We have guides experienced for at least 5 years to 18 years. All our guides are certified IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guides, NMA mountaineering Guide and trekking guides Ministry of Tourism licensed by Nepal Government.
Trek cost includes / excludes
Documentation: - Trekking permit, national park fees, coordination with a relevant government office. All government taxes are included in the price
Accommodation: - 4-night hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara 3* Hotel, lodge during trekking and best
Food: - full board meal during the trek best available hotel/lodges or tea house
Transport: - Tourist bus or private vehicle Kathmandu to Pokhara to kathmandu, international airport arrival & departure, all land transportation around cities with a private vehicle, Helicopter evacuation for Nepali team, Porter or yaks for this trekking
Communication: - weather report
Expedition team: - Trekking guide, Assistance guide, and porter allowances & wages for Nepali Trekking team
Safety equipment: - First aid kit, Oxy meter, and common Trekking equipment in the group.
Whats not included
- International flight
- PERSONAL equipment for trekking
- Personal & medical Insurance of Trekking
- Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter incase needed
- Personal expenses
- Bar Bills & beverage
- Tips for all group member
- Insurance of member
- Visa & visa extension fees
- Cost of emergency evacuation
- Other charges at lodges/tea houses such as showers, internet access or battery re-charging, hot water for drinking , extra hot drink.
- Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Cancellation, inclusions and Policies
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it is your responsibility to ensure that you are fully and adequately insured for the duration of your trip. Please ensure that all activities, excursions, and destinations in your itinerary are included in your insurance policy. We advise to valuable clients to have full insurance against Medical, Evacuation, Trip cancellation, lost or damaged baggage, Air delays, etc. For Annapurna base camp you must be covered up to 4500m altitude.
Please take a copy of your insurance policy to the pre-trip briefing, as the guide will need to collect your insurance details. We also ask that you keep a copy of your policy summary (containing policy number and emergency contact number for you insure) in your daysack at all the time, so that we can access the information should wee need to contact the insured on your behalf.
HIGH ALTITUDE SICKNESS
High-altitude illness is due to a decrease in oxygen at high altitude.
Atmospheric pressure decrease as altitude increases but the percentage of oxygen in the air remains constant; as a result, the partial pressure of oxygen decreases with altitude and is at 5500m (18000 feet) is about ½ of that at the sea level.
High-altitude illness is seen in people in people who have recently arrived at high altitude or have just gained altitude, and may start any time from few hours to a few days after ascending. High altitude is arbitrarily defined as altitudes higher than 3.000 m (10.000 ft). people with heart and hung decreases may have difficulty at lower altitudes and, rarely, a healthy, a healthy person will develop altitude illness at as low as 2500 m (8.200 ft).... READ MORE
PASSPORT AND VISA
Please double-check that your passport is valid for 6 months beyond the date of arrival in Nepal. We recommend that you take a photocopy of your passport and keep it separate from the original, and this will be useful if the original is lost while you are traveling. You must carry your passport on the trek with you, as it is required for internal flights.
Need to Get Nepal Visa
- Two Passport-sized photos with a light background.
- Bring Cash USD to get the visa fee.
- Your passport must valid for at least 6 months.
As soon as you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will get a visa on arrival.
In the arrivals hall, you’ll find electronic booths that read your passport, take your photo, and print out a completed form. Take your completed form to the payment counter where you'll pay for your visa, and then head to the immigration line for "Visa on Arrival".
Fill out your arrival card on the plane so you can quickly move through the queue in the arrivals’ lounge. Also, completing the visa form online prior to arrival should also save some time as there's a limited number of electronic booths.
- 15 days of Tourist Visa costs USD 30$.
- 30 days Tourist Visa costs USD 50$
- 90 days of Tourist Visa costs USD 125$.
- Multiple-entry - $25 USD (Useful for going back-and-forth between Bhutan, Tibet & India)
For South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, a gratis visa for 30 days is available for the first visit in one visa year.
Nepal Visa For Indian Nationals
Indian Tourist does not require a visa to enter in Nepal. To know more visit: Nepal Immigration