Trip Overview

The Annapurna Base Camp Poon Hill Trek is the most intensely scenic trek in Nepal. Journey to the Annapurna Base Camp also very popularly known as Annapurna Sanctuary is certainly very divine that delivers so much within a short period of time. It is indeed one of the popular destinations where thousands of trekkers both local and international come to visit every year. This short 13 days TEAHOUSE trek takes you to the magical Annapurna Base camp via Ghorepani Poon Hill, the most popular highlighted trekking destination which is highly recommended. The Annapurna range is a vast massif with several peaks, which lies between the Kali Gandaki, and Marsyandi river valley, forming a solid, mountain bastion. Within its span of 40 miles, it encompasses dozen of peaks that are higher than 7000m and numerous others over 6000m.

The Annapurna Base Camp Poon Hill Trek profile:

After enjoying overnight in Kathmandu with a glorious Welcome Dinner at Typical Nepali Restaurant we leave for Pokhara (820m). The drive to Pokhara, the most beautiful lake city is certainly very fascinating. Leaving Pokhara we further drive to the trekking starting point and then head up to the town of Ghorepani. The very stunning local town which in reality is a 'High Pass' with lush forest. We hike up to wonderful Poon Hill for the most spectacular view. Leaving this heaven-like town now we start on our second goal of culminating the Annapurna Base camp. We walk the undulating terrain through the very cultured GURUNG villages and terraced fields of Millet with the view of Machhapuchare (The Holy Fishtail mountain) dominating the valley. Gradually we get to Chomrong, a beautiful prosperous local settlement and it is also believed that mountain Fishtail got its name MACHHAPUCHARE (6997m) from this town. From Chomrong we enter into the Sanctuary, the very holy place for locals who have deep beliefs over the dwelling of Goddess Barahi. Eventually walking through the most divine forested trail we finally get to the alpine region of Annapurna Base Camp or Annapurna Sanctuary. After the Base Camp, we retrace our trail back to Chomrong and take a different valley to the Natural hot spring of Jhinu Danda (1780m). Lastly, we drive back to Pokhara where we have ample options for more exciting activities. 

Poon Hill - 3193m / 10,475 feet:

Leaving Pokhara, the beautiful lake city, we drive further west climbing the beautiful hill of Naudanda (1440m) that presents you the breathtaking view of the Annapurna range and the Holy Fishtail. We descend further down to the town of Nayapul at 1078m and meet up with our local crew. Soon we enter into the ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) zone that protects and regulates the largest protected zone of our country. Following Bhurungdi Khola (river) we further drive to Ulleri (1960m). As you drive to Ulleri the view that it has to deliver is phenomenal. The landscapes, the gorge, the very typical rustic life and culture, the traditional style villages, and the ancient farming terraces cut in the hills like in Vietnam unfolds before you which looks like a natural theatre. From Ulleri we walk a little further for lunch to the small town of Banthanti with the view of Holy Fishtail. After lunch, a few hours walk into the lush woodland of Rhododendron and Maple we get to the very fascinating town of Ghorepani. Ghorepani means Horse-Water, it assumed this unusual name coz Ghoepani, this beautiful Pass (ridge) actually served as a meetup junction for the Nepali and Tibetan traders during the Salt Trade Era. This beautiful town was certainly a heavenly place for the traders to feed their horses and mules with water and deal with their barter system. The next morning we climb the POON HILL for the sunrise view and witness one of the most exceptional mountain vistas. Poon Hill delivers the most stunning view of Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna I (8091m), Tukuche (6920m), Dhampus (6012m), Nilgiri (6940m), Annapurna Fang (7647m), Annapurna South (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Gangapurna (7454m), and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) (6993m).

Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 m /13,459 ft):

Our second phase of the trip is Annapurna Base Camp which is at the height of (4,130 m /13,459 ft). Leaving Ghorepani we walk the very delightful trail through the rhododendron forests towards Tadapani. This section of the trail turns out more than Heaven if you are trekking during the Spring season when Rhododendron blooms. Gradually we cruise into the deep holy region where God dwells. There is a small town by the name Bamboo 2310m, from this point onwards people are forbidden to carry any live meats. You would come across a sign that informs of things you are not allowed to take from that point onwards. It's a sanctuary where locals have so much belief. There are several legends and you might most probably have a chance to listen to. Gradually we passing through the Machhapuchare Base Camp which is directly below the dramatic fishtail peak. We walk further to our destination, Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 m /13,459 ft) which is the vast natural amphitheater with a 360° view where we are completely enclosed by towering peaks. The panoramic views of Annapurna South (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Barah Shikar (7647m - Annapurna Fang), Annapurna I (8091m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), Singu Chuli (Fluted Peak), and Tharpu Peak (Tent peak). 

Soon we head back to Jhinu Danda, a town with a natural hot spring to relax your tired muscles. We drive back to Pokhara and celebrate our accomplishments.

"Classic Annapurna Trekking to the Hidden alpine amphitheater of Annapurnas Base Camp along with POON HILL exploration"

Highlights

  • Being in Kathmandu, the city of Living Heritage and the Capital City of Nepal.
  • Welcome dinner at the Traditional Nepali Restaurant with Royal Nepal Cuisine. 
  • Fascinating drive to Pokhara in a Tourist Bus through Nepal's winding highway which is exceptional.
  • Along the way, you are delivered with a picturesque view of beautiful landscape, farming terraces along with a glimpse of snow-clad mountains at the backdrop.
  • Being at Pokhara (820 m), the second biggest city also very popularly known as the second home of the tourists is the city of beauty. 
  • The beauty of Pokhara surpasses all the weariness of your long 7 hours drive.
  • A short walk to the elegant Phewa Lake with the magnificence of the Annapurna and Machhapuchare (Fishtail) dominating the horizon. 
  • All these create an atmosphere of peace and delight.
  • The next day’s drive to Ulleri is adventurous.
  • Drive to Ulleri presents beautiful cultured GURUNG villages with the extensive view of unique framing terraces which appears very dramatic.
  • Walk to Ghorepani, the world’s largest Rhododendron growing forest area.
  • Morning excursion to Poon Hill for the exceptional sunrise view is heavenly endowed with spectacular panoramic mountains view along with the Kali Gandaki gorge, the deepest gorge in the world.
  • Stunning view of Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna I (8091m), Tukuche (6920m), Dhampus (6012m), Nilgiri (6940m), Annapurna Fang (7647m), Annapurna South (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Gangapurna (7454m), and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) (6993m).
  • Walking into the deep valley through the forested trail of maple, oak, rhododendron, birch, and ample floras is remarkable and very thrilling.
  • Despite the risk of avalanches on the way to Annapurna base camp, the surrounding is incredibly spectacular with a panoramic 360-degree angle mountain view.

Itinerary

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The itinerary and walking hours must be seen as a guideline only. Your group leader with your consent has every right to alter the itinerary under any circumstances of weather, trail conditions, or other reason.

you will be received by one of our representative at Kathmandu international airport and he will transfer you to the hotel where pre-trek briefing and other information will be given. Arrangements are made today for the distribution of trekking equipment like duffel bag, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc. The evening will be highlighted by a traditional Royal Nepali cuisine as a perfect end of your very arrival day in the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal.

  • Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • Meals Welcome Dinner

As we are taking a private vehicle, we can set the departure time as per our convenience. However it is better to start earlier as the traffic condition is better in the morning as well as the weather. The drive is approximately 6 Hrs in a private vehicle including the stops for tea and lunch. Pokhara the most beautiful city and Nepal's second-largest lake city is simply phenomenal. As we leave the capital city, our bus follows the winding road over the valley rim and descends onto the valley where the Trishuli River follows The journey is slow and steady as the road winds through villages passing terraces fields and we soon catch glimpses of the high eye-catching mountain ranges of Ganesh, Manaslu, and Annapurna. Normally, we arrive at Pokhara by mid-afternoon so you have time to explore this pretty lake city. You can even hire a boat to visit the Island of Barahi temple and get some great photos from the middle of Phewa Lake. We will stay at the hotel at Pokhara.


  • Accommodation 3 star Hotel
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Time 6 Hours

After breakfast leaving the beautiful lake city of Pokhara we climb the most amazing terrain of Naudanda with the most amazing view of Annapurna and Fishtail. We gradually descend down to the town of Nayapul, (literally means New Bridge), the regular trek starting point. Here we meet up with our Nepalese staff and will be introduced. Soon we head out into the valley with the view of Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchare. We further drive towards the west countryside terrain through the valley of Bhurungdi Khola (river) and soon climb to the ancient village of Ulleri. The view of the landscape and especially the ancient farming terraces with all the vegetation looks interestingly exceptional. Expect to see lots of villagers who will greet you with warm Namaste (Nepalese Tradition way of Greeting). The trekkers do not only use this trail but also by villages as a traditional route, which gives an ample opportunity to understand their customs and tradition. As we get to the village of Ulleri depending on our time schedule we walk a little further and have Lunch

After lunch, we walk through the forested trail of the Rhododendron, Bamboo, Oak, and Maple. There are some small settlements and teahouses on the way, which are ready to serve your every thirst. Another part of the excitement is passing through colorful villages inhabited by different ethnic groups who are so different from each other yet still live in close harmony. This gives plenty of opportunities to understand their culture and way of life. Ghorepani is actually a pass with steep climbs on either side and has the most stunning view of Dhaulagiri (8167m), the range of Annapurnas, and its adjoining mountains, which stands like a wall in front. Here we observe the local people and their lively market, which is very fascinating. The afternoon is free to explore the village.


  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 7-8 Hrs

We start our walk with a gradual uphill morning excursion to Poon Hill, which takes us to the world's top destination to have the 180' panoramic views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manasalu ranges. After visiting the vantage point we head Tadapani, a clearing in the mid of forest, through the years-long forest of rhododendron and magnolia and we pass small ferns and delicate plants as we pass lots of waterfalls. In the afternoon we observe the local people and their market, which is very fascinating.


  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 7Hrs

The trail drops down from Tadapani, through the dense rhododendron forest taking you into the valley of the Modi Khola (river). Towering above the village is the mighty peak of Annapurna South (7219m) with the Fishtail (6993m) locally Machhapuchare facing it across the valley. Gradually, we descend down to the beautiful settlement of Chuile. We further descend to the village of Gorjung for lunch. After lunch we ascend gradually up the ridgeline and walk another gradual trail with an awesome view of ample ancient terraced fields and get to the incredible settlement of Chhomrong. 


  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 5 Hours

After breakfast today we start descending with the interminable staircase of steps through Chomrong to reach a suspension bridge below. This crosses the Chomrong Khola and beyond it, the trail begins a long twisting climbs up and around the hillside spur, which divides the two valleys and progressively reaches the small village of Sinuwa. The walk from Sinuwa and onwards is more spiritual as we now enter into the sanctity of the locals. For the locals, this area and further is a holy place where spirits, Gods, and Goddesses dwell. At one section, you will encounter the shrine, dedicated to Goddess Barahi. Furthermore, from the village of Bamboo taking any live meat is strictly forbidden as it may disturb the holy serenity of the place and may cause mishaps.

Despite the modest linear distance quoted above for this stage, it is very strenuous day's walking with a trail making a constant switch-back through the gorge of the Modi Khola. Passing through small settlements and walking into the woodland of bamboo, maple, rhododendron and oak we finally get to Bamboo where you can spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing or reading books and get ready for tomorrow.


  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 5 - 6 Hours

After breakfast, we leave Bamboo and set off into the forest trail of bamboo, rhododendron, and maple to Dovan with the gorgeous view of series of waterfalls. Hike through this forested trail is simply dramatic. The view of mountains including the holy fishtail is unbelievable. From Dovan we further walk the beaten trail and reach Hinku Cave, the overhanging rock that provides protection against rain to the passing trekkers, especially porters. After walking a little further we get to yet another small settlement of Deurali.


  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 5-6 hours

Walking into the more alpine terrain we get the Machchapuchare Base Camp (Fishtail Base Camp) where we will stop for a short break. Don't miss looking back to catch a sight of a different face of Mt. Fishtail which is incredible. At this point, we get to the valley which is sacredly guarded by soaring peaks from all around. Today we reach our final destination to Annapurna Base Camp. The trek to the Base Camp ascends at a steady gradient, never very steeply, but the altitude is likely to have a tiring effect. Do not hurry, but ascend slowly and enjoy the expanding panorama. It should be noted that this Base Camp was used by Chris Bonington's 1970 expedition. The panorama out here is nothing short of spectacular where you get a chance to have lunch outside enjoying the view. 


  • Accommodation Tea-House
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 5-6 Hours

Today we wake up early in the morning for the incredible sunrise view and to take a morning good pictures, as it is the most memorable of all and also to involve you in some poetic thoughts. After breakfast, we retrace our trail back to Bamboo, or we may walk few hours further to the village of Sinuwa which is another opportunity for you to stay in a different village. 


  • Accommodation Tea - House
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 6-7 Hours

Today we walk the undulating trail of steps to get to Chhomrong and after the short break to steeply descend down to the beautiful town of Jhinu Danda. The opportunity here is that most of us get a chance to dip your body in a hot spring, a minimal entrance fee is levied by the locals for using the Hot Spring. Today's walk provides different aspects of views with the mountains now in distance. 


  • Accommodation Teahouse
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Time 3 - 4 hours

Once we leave Jhinu Dada we cross one of the longest Bridge in Nepal. As said what goes up must come down! This applies to our trek today as we descend a couple of hundred meters to Seuli Bazaar. After all that steady climbing and high mountain views it is quite a change to be dropped down low and into warmer climbs. The best way to tackle this is 'slowly, slowly' having plenty of rest to admire the view. We end up our trekking with a short hike to the taxi point and drive for 1 and half hours to Pokhara where you can spend your afternoon time by boating on the Phewa Lake or exploring the Lakeside market.We take early morning Tourist Bus to get to the Capital City of Kathmandu

  • Accommodation 3 star Hotel
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Time 4 Hours

It is about 20 minutes Scenic Flight to Kathmandu. On a clear day, Magnificent views of Annapurna, Manaslu and, Ganesh Himal Range make the flight as good as any mountain flights in Nepal. About 30-40 minutes drive will get you back to your hotel. Rest of the afternoon will be free.

  • Accommodation 3 star Hotel
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Time 25 minutes

Transportation is provided to the International airport for your departure. Your Group Leader will accompany you to the airport. 

  • Meals Breakfast
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Trip inclusion

  • All Essential permits.
  • Airport pickups and drops facility.
  • Three-star twin bed sharing hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on Bed / Breakfast basis.
  • Teahouse accommodation on twin bed-sharing. Attattched Bathrooms at Available Places.
  • Standered Meals During the Trek ( B/L/D) along with choice of hot beverage
  • Filtered or Boiled water for drinking.
  • Welcome dinner at Typical Nepali Restaurant.
  • All Government and Local taxes.
  • Private Vehicle from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
  • Fundamental trekking gear like a sleeping bag, down jacket fleece liner, etc.
  • Flight from  Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • An accomplished trekking Group Leader.
  • All Ground Staff – Their Allowances and Insurance.
  • Oxygen cylinders and an all-inclusive medical kit on all trips.
  • Take away the Himalayan Dynasty duffle bag, and trekking Map and Buff (multi-functional head-wear)
  • Fee levied on a Nepali visa.
  • All personal expenses including laundry, battery charges, shower, etc.
  • Cold Drinks, Alcoholic Beverages, Bottled Water, Chocolate Bars etc.
  • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • International flight fares.
  • A medical examination or emergency rescues.
  • Donations and Entry fee to Monasteries, Temples,Schools,Mueseums etc during the trek.
  • Staff Tipping.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu on early arrival or late departure.
  • Travel or medical insurance.
  • Optional tours and sightseeing or any activities during free time.

Dates & Availability

Departure DatePriceStatus 
Start: 23 Mar, 2024End: 04 Apr, 2024US$ 1500Save US$ 0Available

Useful Information


Himalayan Dynasty welcomes you to Nepal, and hope that your stay here will be a pleasant one. The following information has been compiled to give you an idea of what to expect as per the package you signed up for. However, your Group Leader will cover all the crucial details during his trek briefing. You may keep this for touring later after you are more settled.    


ARRIVAL DEPARTURE AND OTHER TRANSPORTATION

  • Transportation for your International and Domestic Arrivals and Departures are Included. You will be accompanied by Himalayan Dynasty representative (In most cases your Group Leader).
  • All the transportation to starting point and from the ending point of the trek are included. The transportation provided will be Private. The size of the vehicle will depend on the size of the group and will be decided by Himalayan Dynasty.
  • Flights will be provided according your itinerary and the airport pick up and drops are included.

YOUR VALUABLE SAFETY AND STORAGE

  • In Kathmandu and Pokhara, you can store your baggage in the hotel store without any additional charge. The Hotel will provide you with a Tag which you need to show to retrieve your baggage. Taking a picture of the Tag is a good idea.
  • For your Valuables, the hotel also provides you a safety deposit Vault, though some charge may be applicable. Your Group Leader is the best person to talk to if there are any confusions.
  • In the mountains while trekking, there are no systematic storage system. However, if you are coming back the same way and you want to store something, the teahouse owners might be happy to store your extra baggage. As there is risk involved, its better to consult your Group Leader.
  • Wherever you are please don’t leave your room doors unlocked, especially when you are not in your room.
  • Please Don’t pack fragile things in your Duffel Bag, pack it in your day pack. In case you have to please inform your Group Leader about it.
  • Whenever you are in doubt, consult your Group Leader.

ACCOMMODATION ON THE TRIP

  • In Kathmandu and in Pokhara you will be Accommodated in 3 Star Hotel on twin sharing Basis. Additional charges will be applicable for Single supplementary.
  • In the mountains while trekking you will be accommodated in Simple Family owned but neat teahouses on twin sharing basis. The rooms will be basic with toilets and showers outside your room. Rooms with toilets inside will be provided depending on the availability. 
  • After Chhomrong To Annapurna BC and back the teahouses offer dormitaries so sharing room with other people is highly possible especially during peak season.

FOOD DURING THE TRIP

  • In Kathmandu and Pokhara only breakfast is included in your package. You can have breakfast in the Hotel’s restaurant. For your meals, there are many restaurants which serve different cuisine from all over the world. You may choose according to your preference. Feel free to ask your Group Leader for recommendations.
  • All your standard meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) are included in your package while you are on the trek. The teahouses though basic, serve decent food with enough options to choose from, starting from Nepali Dal Bhat to Panned Pizza or Even a Burger at times. 
  • We offer you an open menu so you will have a choice of your meal. Like many companies we don't limit the meals at one course however we kindly request you not to waste any food.  
  • In our entire trip, we will eat all the meals in the local Tea-houses including our lunch and our staff will make sure that your food is prepared with hygiene. However, its wiser to keep your expectations a bit low. The feedbacks from the previous clients are positive. It is advised to consult your Group Leader about your meals.   

DRINKING WATER DURING THE TRIP

  • In Kathmandu, Pokhara and while on the drive you will need to buy water. You can easily buy Bottled water from the stores.
  • While on the trek Himalayan Dynasty will provide you with properly Boiled water for drinking. The refilling is done every morning at Breakfast and every evening at dinner time. Its wiser to bring BPA free water bottles. Two bottles are normally enough for one trekker.

MONEY EXCHANGE AND PERSONAL EXPENSES/CASH TO CARRY

  • As for exchanging the foreign currency, you can either do it from the Banks or from any of the registered Money Exchange counters that we have in the Thamel area. 
  • ATMs can be the most convenient way to get at your money, again the downside is - they are not always a good value. There might be a certain amount of transaction fees you may have to face when using an ATM in Nepal.
  • The amount required in Kathmandu for meals, sightseeing and transport would normally be covered by about US$ 40 per day. Shopping will vary greatly from person to person. 
  • The equivalent of US$ 15 per day per trekker is normally sufficient for extra expenses like Shower, Battery Charging, Occasional drinks. We also recommend you to carry around US$ 300 as emergency cash. Please take your Group Leaders advise on how much Cash to carry for the trek.

HEALTH:

  • As your safety is our primary concern, you will be provided a qualified and medically trained Group Leader and competent and skilled trekking crew.
  • While on your trek your Group Leader will provide you with the necessary guidelines on food to get away with food poisoning or any stomach related ailments due to new diets. However, we follow strict hygiene guidelines so all the foods in the Everest Region tea-houses are hygienically prepared under your Group leaders survey. We recommend you not to drink water straight from the tap. 
  • Stick to something healthy till you get acclimatized to all the new diets. Make sure you avoid too much oily food and especially meat that comes all the way from the lowland.
  • Please make sure you have all necessary gears.
  • Your Group Leader will also give you necessary instruction on avoiding AMS and Other Health issues like cold or cough. 
  • In case of any health issues, you can always talk to your group leader who is medically trained and counsel you with necessary precautions or medication to treat any mountain ailments that he/she has been trained for. 
  • You do not need to carry an extensive medical kit as your Group Leader carries a comprehensive first aid kit for the group and staff. However, if you are under prescribed medication its wiser to carry extra for a few days.

MEDICAL/TRAVEL INSURANCE

  • Its mandatory to have Insurance that will cover your medical expenses including helicopter evacuation if needed. Its wiser to have a policy that covers the extra expenses occurred due to flight cancellations as well.

TRAIL AND DIFFICULTY

  • Annapurna Base Camp with Poonhill trek is a moderate trek that goes  upto 4130m. Most of the trek is below the treeline. However there are are plenty of ups and downs on stone stairs which requires some level of fitness. But with the mantra of SLOW and STEADY, it is doable with any trekker with some determination.

SHOWER and LAUNDRY

  • Running showers are availabe in most of places in this trip. At annapurna BC and Deurali you will be provided with Bucket Shower( Bucket of warm water and a Jug). Extra cost will be applicable for showers. Cost will vary depending on places starting from NRs 200 per person to NRs 400 per person.
  • There are no Laundry services while you are on the trek. So be prepared to do some washing yoursel. Some teahouses may offer hand washing with some extra cost, Please consult your Leader.

BATTERY CHARGING and INTERNET

  • Battery Charging facility is available throught the trek. Extra Charge will be applicable. At higher elevation above 3500m they operate on solar power so on cloudy days the facility may not be available.
  • Wi fi is available throught the trek with some additional charge.
  • Nepali sim card (NTC and NCELL) also work in most of the places.

TIPPING GUIDELINE

  • Tipping is an entirely personal matter. - It is also an indication of your satisfaction with the service delivered by our local trekking crew. As they work really hard to make your holiday the most memorable one, tipping is more like a token of gratitude of saying THANK YOU to your local crew. As a guideline average tipping is around 10% of your trip cost per trekker. 
  • Many people also like to donate various items of equipment to the porters and trek staff who would very warmly receive these items. Your Group Leader will make arrangements for a fair distribution of your gratitude and the used items (possibly by raffle) amongst the trek crew.
  • We recommend you to make separate tipping for your trekking Group Leader.

 

FAQs

Annapurna Base Camp is very strictly observed by the ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) and the government authorities in terms of deforestation, and the wood-chimney system is outlawed. In winter, however, the tea houses collect 100/200 Nepali currency and provide a basic heating system from Kerosene heater to their guests.  To obtain this facility there has to be a minimum of 5+ number of people and so the heater is provided under the so request.

The epic trip to Annapurna Base camp is phenomenal offering anyone a great trekking experience with panoramic mountain views, fabulous forested trails into the settlements of the dominant ethnic tribes called Gurungs. ABC is a moderate trek and is achievable for anyone with sound fitness. Though a moderate trek, some pre-physical training certainly helps. Besides, our itineraries are intended to make the trip more pleasing than building any grounds for energy draining.

With us, you have every right to modify the itinerary as per the time convenient to you and the level of fitness of the group. 

While doing Annapurna Base camp we usually walk 5/6 hours every day excluding Lunch.  However, we don't recommend any competitive behaviour while walking these mountain trails. You usually have an Assistant Guide who sets a convenient pace for everyone so that it's more relaxing than exhausting. We typically start at an appropriate time so that we could reach the destination on time leaving you enough time to explore and enjoy the serenity of the place.

Depending on the size of the group we provide trekkers a Leader and multiple Assistant Guides. Usually, your group leader sets up a ground for everyone in the group to stay together and walk collectively as a team. However, most of the time your group leader assigns a job for his assistant guides to cater the specific number of people in the group, which basically means - no one will be left alone by himself/herself. Your Leader typically stays at the back with the slow walking people. But in no way people lose their charm of free strolling, everyone reserves the right to take his/her time and maintain their own pace.

March till May during spring and September to November during autumn before the harsh winter is the best time to trek to Annapurna Base Camp when the view of the world's 10th highest peak and its neighboring mountain is at its best state.

Annapurna Base Camp is feasible even during winter (December till February) however, in case of heavy snowfall due to the probability of avalanche there might be alteration in the usual trekking trails leading to ABC. Though the winter offers great weather yet the chances of the temperature getting down below the freezing point are probable. One should be well equipped with winter gear and be well organized mentally to challenge the worst of chill weather circumstances.

Annapurna base is a moderate trek suitable for any average people with sound fitness. Though trekking involves a tremendous amount of up and down walking with gain or loss in the altitude yet no previous wide-ranging experience is needed for Annapurna Sanctuary trek. However, we suggest that it is not appropriate for someone with very weak ankles, knee, heart, or lung problems, and for all these the necessary pre-check-up and consent from your doctor is mandatory. We recommend some pre-physical training prior to your arrival in Nepal.  The recommendation for the best preparation would be everyday undulating walking with the amount of weight you are thinking of carrying while on your trek which will certainly add up to your self-reliance.

We provide you with a very warm sleeping bag with fleece liner and wind-stopper duvet jackets with attach hood. We also provide you with a duffle bag to fit all your gears in, plastic bag to separate your clean clothes with the dirty ones. Furthermore, you get a company's T-shirt, Duffel bag, and trekking map for free.

The highest sleeping elevation while doing Annapurna sanctuary is 4130 m / 13,459 ft and we proceed very gradually supplying enough time to acclimate. Besides other mild mountain ailments like food poisoning or diarrhea, there has been no record of altitude sickness issues in the ABC trek. However, we provide medically trained Group leaders with medications and oxygen cylinders to deal with any altitude sickness if they arise. 

Plastic Mineral water in the ABC trek is banned, it's forbidden for environmental concern and we are opposed to the use of disposable plastic bottles on any of our trips to Nepal Himalayas. While trekking to Annapurna Base Camp few places have the Safe Drinking Water Station where you can buy UV filtered drinking water at minimal costs - and almost all lodges have water filter can where you can always refill your bottles with boiled, cooled and filtered water at little costs. 

 

The charging privilege is possible only in a few settlements because not every settlement has the privilege of hydroelectricity and whoever has it is only reliable during the post-monsoon season when the water level is high. Most have the solar charging facility that will provide you charging at a minimal cost. However, it is always wise to carry some extra batteries or the fully charged power bank batteries since your batteries run out pretty quickly in the cold. 

Most lodges provide you with Wi-Fi over some charges but not always reliable. 

We strongly suggest you have an all-inclusive travel insurance policy covering all the aspects of your adventure though we ensure you that there would be hardly any evacuations or any health catastrophe as your leader is medically trained and has ample knowledge to deal with any life-threatening situation. But it's always wise to have insurance as your back up for just in any case.

Reputed companies Himlayana Dynasty and professional leaders as we provide on all our trips are the two significant factors to deliver you quality service and to guarantee your safety which I suppose is the biggest concern. Furthermore, doing so saves a lot of time from all the hassles in terms of issuing permits, booking hotels, flights, transportation, etc and someone is always there to ensure your wellbeing and cater you since the time of your arrival till your departure. Experienced Leaders, besides giving you all the necessary information, are there to cater you at times of any crisis no matter if it’s a mountain ailment or any weather mayhem. Moreover, we are prompt in our actions.

Reviews

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    Lea Harris - August 17, 2023

    I had the absolute pleasure of completing the Annapurna trek with Aakash a few years ago. His knowledge of Nepal and especially the Himalayas is endless. He is a very caring person and nothing was too much trouble during our adventure. We were told at the time that Aakash was one of Nepal’s top guides and he certainly lived up to that reputation. He also has a wonderful sense of humour. He made sure everyone in our group was taken care of and that everyone was comfortable during our stays in the tea houses along the way. . The people of Nepal are so welcoming and the scenery was absolutely stunning. I would recommend trekking in Nepal to everyone, it’s a lifetime experience. My friends and I still often reminisce about the fun we had with Aakash in Nepal and I’m hoping to return one day to the beauty and serenity of the Himalayas.