12 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek
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Overview

Annapurna Base Camp 12 days is one of those journeys that fully fills your need for natural adventure. Not to forget, Annapurna Base Camp also falls among the classic treks of Nepal. So, in this adventure, you will roll into venturing unique terrain, cultures, and natural flora & fauna of the Annapurna region.

Along with the natural exploration, you will reach different altitudes every day. You will begin your journey from Pokhara, which is at an altitude of 890 meters. But, as you continue your trip, you will eventually start gaining altitudes every day. And, it will take you to your ultimate vantage point; Annapurna Base Camp at 4130 meters.

With the changing altitudes, the views of the surrounding area start getting more beautiful. In the start, you begin with enjoying the urban lifestyle of Pokhara. Right after 2-3 hours of driving from Pokhara, you will see a drastic shift in what you see. The tall concrete buildings will change with small huts located in complete greenery.

Also, how can we miss the fact about the lovely mountain ranges of Annapurna? The views of surrounding mountains are clearly visible when you’re right at Pokhara. As you move up, the scenery just gets closer and better. And from the vantage points like Poon Hill and Annapurna Base Camp, you can enjoy the 360-degree Himalayan panorama.

Some of the famous majestic peaks visible throughout the trek are Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Hiuchuli, Gangapurna, and many other peaks. These snow-clad mountains add charm and a whole new level of excitement to your trip. So, if you love exploring heights, you must opt for this trek with us. Here, at Nepal Eco Adventure, we ensure this trip is fully completed and you explore everything.

Now, comes the part about this region’s ethnicity and cultural aspect. Their richness in their ethnicity is as much as the region’s natural beauty. It’s uniquely diversified and well-preserved. There is a range of ethnic castes like Thakali, Gurung, Magar, etc. These tribes have such a typical lifestyle. Even in such rural circumstances, they bring their traditions to light. They even welcome you wholeheartedly to be a part of their celebrations as well.

Moreover, you also get to learn their historical stories, cultural background, etc. All the villages you visit are authentic villages that give a live cultural tour. You can closely watch their daily lifestyle, traditions, food, and beliefs. Some of them also preserve historical entities of their respective ethnicity. For instance, homemade equipment, dresses, cooking utensils, old pictures, musical instruments, and more.

On these 12 days of delightful journey of Annapurna Base Camp, you’ll follow a great travel route. As mentioned, you’ll start it from Pokhara. Then, you first head to Poon Hill via Hile-Ghorepani. Poon-Hill is indeed one of the major attractions of the trek to view the majestic peaks.

Likewise, you pass via delightful villages like Sinuwa, Himalaya Hotel before reaching ABC. Afterward, you head down to Bamboo, Pothana, and then Phedi. Again, these settlements have their typical identity and you’ll find a lot more to explore there. Here, we present the clockwise route to reach the base camp. The journey transitions from tropical to alpine climatic regions and you’ll enjoy all those phases.

Lastly, don’t forget the itinerary we show is just one of many options. We, Nepal Eco Adventure, provide you a flexible adjustment to the schedule. So, do contact us if you’ve any sort of queries or add-on ideas on this trek’s itinerary.

Wondering about the ABC cost? With Nepal Eco Adventure, the cost for the Annapurna Base Camp trek is USD 900 per person. You can check below for what the price includes and excludes

Things to Experience in Annapurna Base Camp 12 Days:

  • Full exploration of on-point vantage points like Poon Hill (3210m) and Annapurna Base Camp (4130m)
  • Experience the world-class adventure on high glacial basin around the Annapurna Sanctuary
  • Closely view the world’s 8th & 10th highest mountains in the world; Dhaulagiri (8167m) and Annapurna (8091m) respectively
  • Enjoy the 360-degree panorama of other beautiful peaks like the Manaslu range, Machhapuchhre, Gangapurna, Himchuli, and many more
  • Visit charming & ethnic villages like Ghorepani, Tadapani, Chhomrong, Sinuwa, Hile, Pothana, Landruk, etc
  • Soothing & refreshing natural hot spring, Jhinu danda, located beside the glacial river
  • Explore two famous base camps in one i.e Annapurna Base Camp and Machhapuchhre Base Camp
  • Delve into the rural yet welcoming community of Gurung, Thakali, and Magar ethnics
  • One of the best treks fitted for people with moderate stamina and less trekking experience
  • Have a cultural exploration & sightseeing in Pokhara and Kathmandu like Durbar Square, Lake Side, Swayambhunath, Bindabasini, etc

Itinerary

Day 1
Travel to Pokhara (890m)
Max. Altitude: 890m, Pokhara Travel Duration: 30 minutes flight/7-8 hours of road trip Overnight at: 3-Star Hotel in Pokhara Pokhara is the starting point of your Annapurna Base Camp trek. So, you will travel to Pokhara from Kathmandu. There are two options to get there. One is via a 30-minutes flight. And another is a 7-8 hours-long road trip. Both of them have their own specialty. You get to enjoy the astounding aerial view of mountains on one side. Whereas, you get to closely behold natural greenery in the other. While you decide, make sure you’ve all the necessary documents like passport, TIMS card, insurance, etc.
Day 2
Drive to Nayapul and trek to Hile (1430m)
Travel Duration: 2 hours of bus ride & 3 hours of walk Walking Distance: 9 km Overnight at: Teahouse You’ll wake up to a refreshing morning in Pokhara. You can have a stroll around the Fewa Lake, Bindabasini in the morning. Afterward, you’ll be ready for the two-hour-long bus ride to Nayapul (1000m). You’ll most likely have to walk from Nayapul, so it’s your official starting point of the trek. Crossing the bridge, you’ll pass via Birethanti, at 1035m (also your checkpoint) before you reach Hile for the overnight.
Day 3
Trek to Ghorepani (2,840m)
Ghorepani Altitude: 2,840m Walking Duration: 5-6 hours Walking Distance: 10 km Overnight at: Teahouse in Upper Ghorepani From Hile, you will continue your journey to Ulleri (2000m). The stretch from Hile to Uller is a challenging part as it’s a long & steep ascent. Also, Ulleri welcomes you with countless stone stairs so remember to take your steps gradually. Walking uphill, you’ll pass via villages like Banthanti. There are plenty of teahouses in the middle so there is no problem refilling tea & food. Upon reaching Ghorepani, you’ll have to recheck your permits. Ghorepani has two village distributions as Lower Ghorepani and Upper Ghorepani. They are about 100-200m apart by stone upstairs. You’ll head to Upper Ghorepani as the views are better and it’d be easier for tomorrow.
Day 4
Hike up to Poonhill for sunrise and trek to Tadapani (2,610m).
Poonhill Altitude: 3210m Tadapani Altitude: 2610m Walking Duration: 5-6 hours Walking Distance: 10 km Overnight at: Teahouse in Tadapani You’ll wake up early this morning as you definitely don't want to miss the sunrise from Poon Hill. Poon Hill (3210m) is the highest point of the day. It’s the vantage from where the 360-degree panoramic Himalayan view is available. You can spot Mt.Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Himchuli, and more. After that, you’ll return to your teahouse, have breakfast, and head to Tadapani (2610m). The way in between welcomes you with another 3000m hill, scattered villages, colorful rhododendrons, and cascading waterfalls.
Day 5
Trek to Sinuwa (2,340m).
Sinuwa Altitude: 2340m Walking Duration: 6-7 hours Walking Distance: 9.5 km Overnight at: Teahouse in Sinuwa Tadapani has the best morning view, so don’t miss waking up early and enjoy the view of Fishtail & Dhaulagiri. After breakfast, you’ll continue your journey toward green forests. The stretch is mostly decent for the beginning. Another steep ascent begins after you reach Chhomrong (2170m). On the way, you’ll also explore villages like Chuile, Kimrong Khola, Talung, and Ghurjung. The lavish culture of Gurung & Magar and the beautiful mountainous scenery will welcome you. Thereafter, you’ll head to Sinuwa with another hour-long walk from Chhomrong.
Day 6
Trek to Himalaya hotel (2,900m).
Himalaya Hotel Altitude: 2900m Walking Duration: 6-7 hours Walking Distance: 6 km Overnight at: Teahouse in Himalaya village Leaving Sinuwa, you’ll continue walking on the forest filled with fern, oak, bamboo, and rhododendron. The woods start getting denser gradually and the paths could be a little dark as well. However, on your way, you’ll discover a range of birds, mammals, and flowering plants. Also, you pass via Bamboo (2300m), Dovan (2500m). This part of the trek is more relaxing, as there are waterfalls, rivers, and short ascents & descents.
Day 7
Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m).
Maximum Altitude: 4130m, Annapurna Base Camp Walking Duration: 5-6 hours Walking Distance: 10 km Overnight at: Teahouse in Annapurna Base Camp Now, it’s time to head to the ultimate point of your trek. It’ll be one of the most interesting days of your trek as you pass via amazing destinations like Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m), Deurali (3200m). As you hike up, the trails get more beautiful. The green pastures, farmlands, waterfalls, and lovely scenery makes everything worthwhile. The best part is the epic mountain views from MBC. The glaciers flowing on the riverside are an amazing attraction as well. You’ll reach ABC from MBC after walking a few hours on a non-steep horizontal path.
Day 8
Trek to Bamboo (2,345m).
Bamboo Altitude: 2345m Walking Duration: 6 hours Walking Distance: 10 km Overnight at: Teahouse in Bamboo Early in the morning, the refreshing views of mountains and breezy altitude will wake you up. You’ll then enjoy the lovely sunrise over the snow-capped Himalayan peaks. There is the sunrise point above the base camp, you can have a short hike up there. Along with the mesmerizing scenery, you can discover memorial stupas and prayer flags. The panoramic view of majestic peaks like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Himchuli is the best part. Undoubtedly, it’s going to be a heavenly moment in your life. After the exploration, you’ll return to your teahouse, have breakfast, and head back to Bamboo.
Day 9
Trek to Jhinu Danda (1,760m)
Jhinu Danda Altitude: 1760m Walking Duration: 5-6 hours Walking Distance: 6 km Overnight at: Hot spring cottage in Jhinu Danda Leaving Bamboo, you’ll again retrace your steps upto Chhomrong. Passing the settlements you encountered before, you get to enjoy the route one more time. While you do that don’t forget to visit the places that you missed before. Following the route of Sinuwa-Chhomrong, you will head to Jhinu Danda. Jhinu Danda is famous for its therapeutic natural hot springs. Dip into the hot spring, forget your pain, and enjoy the lush environment around!
Day 10
Trek to Pothana (1990m)
Pothana Altitude: 1990m Walking Duration: 6-7 hours Walking Distance: 10.7 km Overnight at: Teahouse in Pothana Bidding farewell to Jhinu, you’ll cross the suspension bridge over the Modi Khola. Walking further, you’ll reach Landrung village (1680m). It’s another popular Gurung village full of forest ridges and farmlands around. It also provides an incredible view of the Annapurna & Dhaulagiri range. Thereafter, you’ll pass via Tokla and Bichkok Deurali. Descending an hour more, you’ll reach Pothaha, which has a number of good teahouses.
Day 11
Trek down to Phedi (1,500m) and back to Pokhara.
Phedi Altitude: 1500m Walking Duration: 3 hours Overnight at: 3-star hotel in Pokhara After Pothana, your trek will lead you to your next destination, Phedi. Phedi, at 1500m, is a scarce settlement but has the most welcoming locals. You’ll get there after walking for about three hours. The locals are mostly of Gurung and Magar ethnicity who will welcome you with their special delicacies. After some rest, you’ll hop in a private jeep and make your way to Pokhara. You can have a relaxing retreat around the Lakeside there and enjoy its nightlife.
Day 12
Drive back to kathmandu.
Here comes the final day of your trek. You have the same two options to return to Kathmandu. The best option is to take a flight so that you get to explore Pokhara more. Also, don’t forget to buy souvenirs like paintings, artifacts, unique ornaments, etc. Likewise, after you reach Kathmandu, you can either take a rest or go on sightseeing. Later, you will have a big farewell dinner with all your teammates and call the day off!

What is Included

  • TIMS Fee - Trekkers' Information Management System
  • Government taxes, VAT & office service charge
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Permit and all National Park Fees
  • Transportation in a private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Three-star category hotel in Kathmandu for accommodation
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour including all entry fees, tour guide, and private transportation
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service, paid by your Travel insurance company
  • Best available Teahouses for accommodation during the trek
  • Full board meals as per itinerary (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • Highly experienced & friendly guide & porters as per your requirement
  • Flight To & From Starting Point of Your Trek
  • Expert bilingual, government license holder Guide
  • First aid medicine kit with necessary supplies
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Sleeping Bags, Down Jacket, Duffle Bag, and Walking Poles (you’ll return after trip completion)
  • Oximeter to measure your pulse rate and oxygen saturation twice a day for ensuring maximum safety against AMS (Altitude Mountain Sickness)

What is Excluded

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Alcoholic and cold drinks
  • Personal trekking expenses
  • Tips you give to guide, porters, and driver
  • Meals in Pokhara other than breakfast
  • Any other expenses that aren’t mentioned in the section above

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Which is the best season to trek to Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September-November) are the two best seasons to have the best experience at the ABC trek. However, the trek is fully feasible at any time of year.

What type of food and accommodation will we get in the trekking region?

You’ll get the local type of food including western foods on the route. The food will be fresh and hygienic local ‘Dal Bhat’. Whereas, for accommodation, you will be staying in a teahouse with a comfortable room and twin sharing beds. However, there are a few more options, especially at the lower altitude areas.

Do I need a guide or porter for this trek?

We strongly believe that you do need a guide for this trek. They know the place better and will also provide you with valuable information about the region. Regarding the porter, it’ll be your choice. But, since your backpack will be heavy, hiring a porter will be a good idea.

What are the necessary documents that I need to carry?

You need to have your passport, copies of your photos, documents of travel insurance, and visa. With all these documents, we’ll manage your permits so that you remain out of all the hassles.

Do I need travel insurance?

Yes, of course! It covers all sorts of risks like medication and emergency mountain evacuation. Since you will be walking over 3000m, it’s necessary to cover such risks for safe & sound travel.

How can I book the trek?

We, here at Nepal Eco Adventure, provide you with three options for every trip; Book Now, Quick Enquiry, and Customize My Trip. Thus, you can first have a quick inquiry, then head to Book Now or Customise My Trip (if you want to customize). If you have any further doubt, you can simply contact us.

What is the method of payment of the trekking agency?

The process is simple. For booking the trip, you will need to pay some amount in advance for its confirmation. Later, you can pay the remaining after you’re here in Nepal.

What is Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS)?

Altitude Mountain Sickness is a harmful effect of getting at high altitude. It’s due to less quantity of oxygen at higher elevations i.e. more than 2500m above sea level. Its common symptoms include headache, vomiting, dizziness, fatigue, sleeplessness, etc.

Are there chances of getting altitude sickness on an ABC trek?

In the ABC trek, there is less chance of getting altitude sickness. Because most of the days you’ll be trekking below the altitude of 3000m. But, you shouldn’t ignore any of the symptoms, if you get any.

I am a beginner. Can I opt for this trek?

Surely, you can! Annapurna Base Camp is a moderate trek that doesn’t need any technical training. So, even if you're a beginner, you can go for it. Just remember to prepare well, pack enough, and take necessary precautions while trekking.

Do I get hot showers and internet facilities in the Annapurna Trekking region?

Yes, you will. Almost all the teahouses and lodges provide good internet and hot showers. But, mind that, the cost for them can vary with the increasing altitudes.

How fit should I be for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

You need to have a basic level of fitness for trekking in Annapurna Base Camp trek. It doesn’t require any training or experience but for safety, you can do exercises to strengthen your core, legs, and endurance.

What does Teahouse trekking for Annapurna Base Camp trek look like?

Normally, the teahouse trekking provides you multiple comfy rooms, a common hall, and a kitchen. Also, there will be a bathroom and shower room, which you’ll have to share with fellow trekkers.

How much should I tip my guide or porter?

It completely depends on you so there isn’t any fixed-rate or amount. Tips to your guide or porter represent your appreciation of their service. So, it’s highly recommended that you do, around 5-15% would be fine.

Useful Info

Best Time to Visit Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The best part about the Annapurna Base Camp trek is its year-round availability. Yes! You can go for this trek anytime around the year. But amongst the four seasons, Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November) are the main trekking season in the Annapurna region.

Spring Season: Spring is an ideal time for the ABC trek as the days are warm with moderate temperature. There are rare chances of rain and other weather disturbances. The best part is the natural serenity that only appears in springs. The whole region is colorful with blooming buds of rhododendrons, orchids, and many wildflowers.

In every trail, there is a natural floral decoration that makes your journey more enjoyable. Due to the moderate weather, the faunal environment is stable. Thus, you can spot migratory birds, butterflies, and other rare species too. If you could make it to ABC in spring, the journey will be extra mesmerizing.

Autumn Season: Likewise, for the Autumn season, it’s the best time to spot crispy scenery. The skies are clear and the visibility of the mountains is at its peak. About the temperature, it’s moderate but the nights & mornings can be a little cold. There are also chances of occasional rainfall & snowfall towards the end of the season.

Overall, the season is the best choice because of its stable climate and scenery. Also, the trails will welcome you with seasonal floras. So, with full preparation, you’ll explore the diversity of the region in this season.

Winter & Summer Season: However, the seasons of Winter (December-February) & Summer (June-August) aren't that bad either. For instance, summer can be a good choice for botanical enthusiasts. Whereas, winter sees less number of visitors, so you can have the whole region on your own. Plus, you can make a good deal on food & accommodation during both seasons. With all this, you’ve to make sure you’re well prepared with proper gear.

How is Food and Accommodation in ABC Trek?

The concern about food and accommodation in any trek is a common thing. Similarly, in ABC trek, many trekkers might have some sort of queries on it. Simply to say, food and accommodation in ABC trek are basic with a few options in some places.

First, let’s talk about accommodation. Because the Annapurna Base Camp trek is a popular trek, you’ll find good places for an overnight stay. There are plenty of standard teahouses and lodges on the trek.

i) Teahouse Accommodation: The teahouse accommodation is quite popular and the best choice. Basically, their accommodation service is basic. Your room will have a twin-sharing wooden bed with a mattress, pillow, and blanket. About extra facilities, some of them also provide hot & cold shower service, electric heater, attached bathroom, etc. But, the services may vary as the altitude increases. You may have to use squat toilets and even use cold tap water.

ii) Camping Accommodation: This type of accommodation is mainly done by the climbers planning to go for the Annapurna expedition. Here, you'll stay in the tent and carry all the stuff throughout the route. You will need a cooking staff and porter crew for different jobs. Thus, it’s a kind of hassle and only feasible in places where there are no teahouses or lodges. However, if you wish for such an adventure, we can arrange camping accommodation in ABC as well.

iii) Hotel/Lodge Accommodation: There are a few luxurious hotels & lodges en route to Annapurna Base Camp. If you have a budget to match it, then you can go for it. You will be getting the best services available for accommodation in deluxe hotels. Better and more comfortable beds, electric blankets, hot & cold showers, free wi-fi, charging plots, increased road access, and more. Here at Nepal Eco Adventure, we arrange the best hotel/lodge accommodation for the ABC trek.

Food in ABC Trek
ABC trek is the best trek to explore local delicacies of Nepal i.e Dal Bhat (rice pudding with pulses) and seasonal vegetables. You will have it for your lunch and dinner every day whilst on the trek. The options for a non-veg set of Dal Bhat are available as well. Because this set has all kinds of nutrients, there is a famous saying ‘Dal Bhat = Unlimited Power

Besides the dal bhat, you can find some western food options in some teahouses like pizza, spaghetti, noodles, eggs & bread, boiled potatoes with chili sauce, meat stew, etc. Likewise, you can try local dried meats as well. The best option is to go with Dal Bhat but if you want to try other varieties, it’s available as well.

The meals we include in our package are Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Breakfast will be ready by 8 am and you will have options like Eggs (fried/boiled), omelets with toast, pancakes, muesli, noodles, muesli, porridge, tea, coffee, etc.

Likewise, the options for lunch/dinner includes dal bhat, vegetable soup, curry w/rice, macaroni, spring rolls, momo, pizza, fried potatoes, chips, steaks, lasagna, etc

Some of the teahouses even have options for desserts like apple pie, chocolate pancakes, pudding, fruits combo, pie, chocolates like snickers!

Permits Required for Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Any trekkers will need trekking permits to trek in all the trekking regions. Such permits are issued by the Government of Nepal and distributed by associated bodies. And the type of permit will depend on the trekking area.

Annapurna Base Camp trek lies within the Annapurna Conservation Area. So, you will need two permits and fees to trek in this region. One is an ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) permit and a TIMS card. ACAP is for trekking in the conservation area while TIMS is for ensuring safety, security, and avoiding illegal trekking.

You can easily obtain trekking permits at Nepal Tourism Board at Kathmandu. Make sure you’ve all the necessary documents like the original passport and its copies, visa copies, passport size photos, and cash for the permit fees.

The permits for Annapurna Base Camp are available on the tourism board of Pokhara too. The office is unavailable on Saturday and local holidays. It’s a thing to remember if you’re arranging the permits by yourself.

However, with us, you don’t have to worry about them at all. As a fully registered travel company in Nepal, Eco Adventure will handle & arrange them for you.

For visa: You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. You will need two copies of your passport size photos. The cost of the tourist visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days is USD 50 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, a tourist visa with Multiple Entries for 90 days costs USD 125.

How Difficult is Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is the most popular trek in Nepal after the Everest Base Camp trek. It sees thousands of trekkers every year. And one of the reasons for its popularity is its moderate grade. Yes, even a novice trekker with average physical fitness can opt for this thrilling adventure.

In the whole trek, you’ll cover a total distance of about 85 km in 10 days of the trek. So, on average, you’ll walk about 8.5 kilometers per day. The trails are however full of steep ascents and descents. Also, it contains stone stairs on most of the stretches.

Regarding the altitude, the trek is safer. You’ll spend most of your days in places with less than 3000 meters of elevation. The trail rises over 3000m at two points i.e Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) and Poon Hill (3120m). With that said, we can’t confirm that there aren’t any chances of altitude sickness. You’ve to be well prepared and take the necessary precautions.

Hence, anyone with normal hiking/trekking experience can go for ABC trek. It doesn't require any technical preparation or climbing gears. The trails can be challenging at times for you can handle that with the gears listed below.

Now, as we've already mentioned, this trek doesn’t require any specific training. But, just to be on the safe side, you can practice for physical activities like hiking, basic gym training. Focus on strengthening your core, legs, back, and balance. You can go with a treadmill and stair machine for it. Also, you can do several sets of lunges and squats for building leg muscles.

Also, while you go for a hike, carry backpacks of measurable weights. If feasible, choose the places where you have to ascend and descend on significant heights. It will prepare you to adapt to increasing altitudes during the trek. Also, it will help to develop endurance and break difficulties over time.

Likewise, sound mental health is an important factor. If you’re heading to such altitudes for the first time, it’s understandable that you might get nervous. So, try to be calm and careful throughout the way. If you feel any discomfort, share that with your teammates, and they will take the necessary actions. For stronger mental health, yoga or meditation are the proven ways that’ll help you.

Hence, it’s always best to start early and give yourself enough time to prepare. Having said that, make sure you don’t push yourself over the limit. Make sure your body isn’t drained. Take proper rest, stay fresh, you don’t want to show up as a tired person on the trek.

Lastly, whilst you follow all these routines, remember to watch your nutrition. Since you’re burning your calories, you will need more proteins. Try to balance that with other nutrients that will make you healthy and strengthen your muscles.

Safety Tips for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

As mentioned already, Annapurna Base Camp trek is a moderate level of trek. You don’t need any special preparation or any technical trekking knowledge. Rather, you can simply focus on developing your core strength, endurance, and altitude adaptation.

Along with good preparation, there are certain safety measures that you need to follow for Annapurna Base Camp trek. They are as shown in the list below:

Tips to Follow Before Annapurna Trekking

  • Before you head for the trek, it’s always better to research the places. Know about what are the probable challenges, how the environment, and how you should prepare for it. You can either do it on your own or contact us.
  • Getting travel insurance is a must. While you do that make sure they cover trekking over 3000m, search & emergency evacuation if needed.
  • It’s always safer to never go on a trek alone, especially if it’s your first time. If you hire us, you will travel with experienced guides and porters.
  • Letting your loved ones know where you’re going is important. You can even share the details of your family with us as well.
  • Carry all the necessary documents with you like passport and its copies, photographs, copies of travel insurance, your permit cards, etc
  • Don’t try to risk your life to save money. Reducing trek durations to reduce budgets or by any other means may impose a serious threat on your life.
  • Be prepared for one or two extra days of travel. Yes, sometimes due to climatic conditions, things may not go as planned. So, having the extra travel days will be a safer side.

Tips to Follow During the Trek

  • It’s your trek, your adventure, so don’t take it as any sort of race. If traveling alone, never try to keep up with other trekkers. Whereas, if in a group, try to walk together and at a normal pace.
  • Never ignore it if you’re having some troubles like headaches or dizziness. Share your trouble with your guide immediately. Sometimes taking rest for a night or two will help. Else, you will have to descend to lower altitudes.
  • Don’t ever lead your guide or porter or wander off to distant places. If you want some alone time, do inform your fellow members.
  • Hiring a guide is a must. You won’t have to struggle to know about places and to deal with locals. If you need help with the baggage, hiring a guide is a good idea too.
  • Drink plenty of water while walking. Staying hydrated will also help to adapt to the changing altitudes.
  • Along with water, you can carry instant energy-providing bars or snacks. They are saviors for treks like this!
  • Wear comfortable & properly broken-in trekking shoes. You don’t want any blisters while traveling.
  • Having a minimal yet sufficient packing list will help to reduce loads. Also, make sure the trekking gears you carry are reliable.
  • Be mindful that you’re trekking at one of the rural places. There, you may not get whatever you wish for. So, you need to adapt yourself socially too.
  • Be respectful to everyone, the locals are super friendly and welcoming. Being rude to anybody won’t be good morally and it may affect your whole trip too.

Flight and Travel Information For ABC Trek

Pokhara is the starting point for trekking in the Annapurna region. And you can either take a flight or private vehicle to get there. The flight will take about half an hour whereas the road travel will be 7-8 hours.

Both of the travel options have their own benefits. You will be enjoying the mesmerizing aerial view from the flight. Similarly, you’ll encounter beautiful scenery on the road trip. After you decide what you choose, we’ll plan the tour accordingly.

Also, if you have less time to travel but want to observe the Annapurna region closely, there is Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour too. This tour will take you on a private helicopter flight over the Annapurna mountains. You’ll fly over the beautiful Gurung & Magar settlements and even to some of the most heavily glaciated regions.

On this trip, you will land on Annapurna Base Camp and explore its surroundings for a while. You will have a quick breakfast there and return to Pokhara. This whole trip will just take two hours but in that little time, you’ll have a wholesome experience.

For further information on either of the travel information, you can get back to us. We will take any type of travel queries you have.

What Should You Pack for Annapurna Base Camp?

  • Sleeping Bag
  • Trekking Bag
  • Duffel Bag
  • Trekking poles
  • Water bottle
  • Hiking shirts
  • Long-sleeved t-shirt
  • Lightweight thermals
  • Down jacket
  • Waterproof shell jackets
  • Waterproof pants
  • Hiking boots and socks
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Toiletries (Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Hand sanitizer, Wet wipes, Medium-sized quick-drying towel)
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • First aid kit
  • Lip balm
  • Water purification tablets
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Headlamps & Torches

Why with Nepal Eco Adventure?

  • Four-time consecutive TripAdvisor Excellence Award from 2015 to 2018
  • Five-star rating and good reviews by the trekkers who traveled with us in past
  • We believe in serving the best services to clients for their satisfaction
  • We feature a team of experts full of trekking experiences & knowledge of the Annapurna region
  • Flexible planning of itinerary according to your availability
  • We hire fully professional & licensed guides who can fluently speak English
  • We book good hotels for your comfortable stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Even in the trek, we go with the teahouses that provide good services & flexible options
  • Eco-friendly trekking and travel option for Poonhill and Annapurna
  • Comfortable sightseeing in Kathmandu & Pokhara with guides
  • Flexible add-ons on your trek at the best price possible
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  1. 12 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek
    My mom and I had an incredible trip with Nepal Eco Adventure. Shyam and Bishnu were our guides and they were very experienced. They made a great team! Shyam spoke fluent English and Bishu was kind, funny, and knowledgeable about the route and area. The guest houses were comfortable, and nearly all of them had internet access (sometimes for a small fee). Chhatra was very responsive over email before the trip and answered any questions that came up. It was only the two of us on the trek so we got to go at our own pace and even adjusted the trip when the conditions at ABC weren't favorable. We were sad to miss Base Camp, but ended up making the right decision not to go given an avalanche risk. Overall, we were very happy with the experience and friendliness of the guides, the flexibility to change the schedule when something came up, and how smoothly the lodging/transportation/etc went. The region was absolutely stunning and we would recommend this trip and company to anyone trekking in Nepal!
  2. 12 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek
    We had an amazing experience! Nepal Eco Adventure provided us with gear, accommodation and transportation service and an amazing guide. Keshab, knew a lot and was super friendly. During our trip we enjoyed the typical Nepali milked tea and Dahl Bat, in addition to the amazing views of the ninetieth highest mountain in the world. Don't miss it! Highly recommended!!
  3. 12 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek
    Myself and 3 others did the classic Annapurna Base Camp trek with Nepal Eco Adventures in mid May and we couldn't have had a better experience. Chattra was great in answering any questions and making last minute changes for us and our guide Keshab was wonderful. Keshab was always there to take care of all of our needs before, during and after the hike. He is a kind person and we shared a lot of fun moments with him. He spoke great English, gave us tips on what we should and shouldn't eat, made sure we had a wonderful time and we always felt extremely safe and secure. The views were spectacular, and the overall trip was amazing. I highly recommend this trip and company to everyone.
  4. 12 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek
    We engaged in Nepal Eco Adventure through their website and contacted Chhatra. After discussing the itinerary through email, we made arrangements to travel to Nepal at the end of May. It was the end of the peak season so the crowd was a lot lesser. We were introduced to our guide Ramesh and then our 9 day trek begins. Annapurna Base Camp trek could be a little tough for people who do not really exercise because the terrain is mountainous and we had to ascend and descend steep slopes almost everyday. One of us had suffered from pain in the knee and Ramesh helped a lot with his first aid knowledge and medicines that he carried with him. Ramesh is an experienced guide who will do his best to make sure our needs were met. Our assistant guide Sandeep was very patient and friendly. He would always walk behind us as the last man and the ones who had fall behind the group were looked after. He would often assist Ramesh in taking orders for our meals and requests in the tea houses. It was a great trip with Nepal Eco Adventure and things such as logistics and accommodation in Kathmandu and during trekking went mostly smoothly as planned. Last but not least, the porters were wonderful. They worked hard to transport our bags and sometimes assisted us in ways more than they should have.
  5. 12 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek
    How do you pick a guide from the thousands that present on the web these days? Especially when your dream is to travel to Nepal, and complete a trek for the first time in your life. I hope the following may help some people make a good decision for themselves in choosing a guide for what we initially thought was going to be a once in a life time experience, although we are now coming back for more!!! We are not so young anymore, although reasonably fit. One of us also has a kind of dodgy knee which just adds to the mix. We were lucky in that our much younger and very fit son had recommended and encouraged us to contact Chhatra Karki in Nepal, although I must say we were worried that Chhatra might be expecting we could match our son’s fitness and strength. A few years ago, our son and Chhatra had trekked together for a considerable time, including around the Annapurna Circuit. All I can say is we did bight the bullet and we contacted Chhatra by email on: chhatra_karki@yahoo.co.uk. Right from the first response we felt at ease and knew our trek to the Annapurna Base Camp was going to be well worth the effort.You probably need to know that sometimes you may need to wait a while for a response from Chhatra because he does the trekking himself and may be in the mountain when you first try to make contact but he will respond when he can. There were so many important things for us about our trek, but briefly: Chhatra is a registered guide; he’s local; he’s independent so we know our money was going to stay in Nepal; this also means that comparitively, Chhatra’s prices are much cheaper than bigger companies; Chhatra grew up in the mountains and knows them so well; he’s patient with even dodgy knees and watches closely at all times for how we’re faring; he’s flexible; has a great sense of compassion; has years of experience despite his young looks; he has a wonderful head porter by the name of Santosh who is lots of fun to have around, plus he knows all there is to know about leeches, and was always concerned about our care and wellbeing. Chhatra has fantastic English skills (my attempts at Nepali have vene improved), and he impressed us both by the way he encouraged Santosh to learn English,and his general interest and concern about Santosh’ future. We have learned a lot about Nepal on our trek, and it has been made relevant by the stories Chhatra has told us. He has a strong commitment to Nepal’s future, and the future of our environment in general. Chhatra’s been a guide for a long time. We are already planning our next trek with him and hopefully some of our friends will come with us this time. I would suggest that if you have any queries about trekking in Nepal that you contact Chhatra and run your ideas past him. I’m sure like us you won’t be disappointed.
  6. 12 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek
    We did the Annapurna Base Camp trek as a group of 4 and had an amazing time with Nepal Eco Adventure. The trip was organised efficiently (everything included in the costs, including airport pickup) and everything was arranged for us, making it easy and taking any worries off our minds. Our guide Keshab made the trek the most incredible experience and we can safely say that we have all made a friend for life! Whilst safety was always his first concern, he was always joking around and made sure that everyone was having a good time. If you are lucky enough to have Keshab as a guide, you will not be disappointed! If you decide to make the trip to Nepal, make sure to book with Nepal Eco and you will have an incredible trip from start to finish!
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  • 12 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek
  • Moderate
  • Minimum 01 person
  • March to June and September to December are the best month.
  • 4130m
  • Tourist Bus
  • NEA-AsT-01

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