Panoramic views of Annapurna Ranges and stunning landscapes.
Settlement of locals, Gurung, and Magar with their classic culture.
Evergreen bamboo trees, Rhododendron & other botanical tresses.
Shadow of Annapurna Range on the sunset.
3,280 Amazing stone steps.
Presence of wild animals, Snow Tiger, deer musk and more.
View of other peaks, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapuchre.
Imaginative view of a Cup.
Typical Nepali food Corner.
Beautiful views of waterfalls.
Overview of the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the most precious and prevalent trekking destination for enthusiastic thousands of trekkers across the globe. This Mountain has been remarkable for hiking and experiencing the Himalayan ranges. Annapurna Base Camp is in-country Nepal with 4,130 m higher from the sea level, which is in the South Asia continent. Pokhara city is near to Annapurna Base Camp comparing to other big cities.
You could encounter the stunning and superb landscapes and glacier mountains from Annapurna Base Camp. Perhaps, you may feel like heaven. You will feel happy and sheer joy while passing by the green bamboo trees and blooming rhododendron. Probably, you would realize that reaching to Annapurna Sanctuary could be a secret dream to fulfill it by hiking moment to moment with great surprise and wanders and never forgotten till the last breathing.
Many prospective trekkers set out a journey from Nayapul by just crossing a wide variety of routes and the beautiful Gurung and Magar villages. You could see the very classic and traditional functions of Magar and Gurung communities. Besides, that you would experience by stepping in 3,280 stone steps in Ulleri.
You can surely view the Mt. Dhaulagiri, Manasulu, and Machapurche (Looks like a Fishtail) very morning from Poon Hill. In addition, you will see many beautiful waterfalls on a trail, as a result, you may feel enchanting within yourself. Probably, you feel very energetic after having typical Thali set food in different places. You would come to see many types of botanical trees and sometimes you will see the presence of Snow Tiger, deer much and more on the way.
After reaching Annapurna Base Camp, you feel as if your dream has come true. You could see Panoramic views of Annapurna Ranges such as Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Dhaulagiri (8,091 m), Nilgiri (7,847 m), Barah Shikhar (6,993 m), Tukuche Peak (6,920 m) and Annapurna South (7,219 m) many more. All these peaks views create an imaginative feeling of a cup in every trekkers’ mind.
Having enjoyed the Annapurna Ranges and trekking moves to Hot Springs where you could have a natural bath in order to get a healing form eye the problem, diabetes, hair fall, pressure, inactive blood circulation, and uric acid.
The trek ends in Phedi. G.K. Majestic Trek P.Ltd. adores you all with a thankful heart as we have composed most practical and realistic itinerary for the Annapurna Base Trek and we have the itinerary of 7 -12-14 days of packages. Furthermore, we have similar Annapurna trekking packages that might be quite easier than Annapurna Sanctuary trek but almost all activities would be similar to, Mardi Himal Trek, Khopra Danda Trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, and Nar Phu Valley Trek.
Welcome you even the Shining Mountains of the Himalayas waiting for you eagerly. Hoping to see you soon.
Earthquake Latest Update for Annapurna Region
The earthquake of 25 April and 12 May, did not affect a lot to the Annapurna region. It caused the least damage comparatively. According to the report, 1 % of the routes and 3 percent of guesthouses collapsed during this earthquake. Some damages took place on the Annapurna Circuit trail rather than ABC. So, welcome in the peak season of Autumn (September November). At the moment, it is normal and safe.
When is the best time for trekking to Annapurna Base Camp?
It is up to your preference whether in Summer or Winter. Annapurna Base Camp Trek Best Time is Spring. Trekking can be done in every month of seasons. Because of heavy rainfall and the presence of dark could dist- rube the moment of trekking in Summer. Even mosquitoes are very active to bite and also the possibilities of landslides and slippery way. if are you a Specialist in biology then definitely monsoon is ever good to do research and have fun.
There are Six Seasons depending upon English Calendar
Spring (March to May)
Summer /Monsoon (June to August)
Autumn (September -November)
Winter (December to February)
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is time is up to your choice. Even you could have amazing trekking in December though possible in winter. However, winter seasons could be very cold while going for a Trek. If you are planning to do in the month of December, then you must have to prepare consciously with relevant packaging.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek’s difficulties which begin from the month of January, every trekker must be aware when starting from Deurali to Machhapuchhre Base Camp since this area is very dangerous for Avalanche. Out of many best times, noticeably Spring is yet another beautiful time for the Annapurna Base Camp trekkers while on trekking you could see blooming white and red Rhododendrons in fact, it is a relevant time for the botanist. You could update with Annapurna Base Camp weather and difficulties by our website or a guide.
Accommodation, Meal, Drinks for Annapurna Base Camp Trek
You would have to stay at the most beautiful Tea house in Annapurna Base Trek. In addition, you could enjoy seeing some beautiful Annapurna Peaks. it may feel like a heaven
When trekking you need enough mental and psychical energy so you would need to take 3 times food. You can have breakfast along with Indian, Chinese, Continental and typical Nepali food (Dhal, Bhat, and Tarkari) depending upon your choice of food.
Drinks and Lunch
Besides Nepalese food when it comes to drinking menu. You can have options for Organic Green Tea, Ginger Tea, Lemon Tea, Coffee and more. If would like to have lunch, then you could enjoy having Pizza, soup items such as Chicken soup or Mushroom and noodles as well. Furthermore, you can choose to have vegetarian or non-vegetarian items during lunch hours.
Even you can relax by drinking Himalayan natural water since your body becomes dry when trekking so you need to take enough water. However, you cannot drink alcohol because it makes a human body so dry or dehydrated. In fact, if you wish to take this then it is better to drink Locally made alcohol while getting back to your country.
Guide and Porter For Annapurna Base Camp Trek
To make your journey very comfortable and successful then guides are very essential. Our friendly guides are highly knowledgeable for trek guidance even to make your trekking amazing. Beyond that, they can communicate in English, Hindi, French and many more, they are Nepal government license holder Guides.
Out of 100 trekkers, 99% of trekkers hire guides, hiring guides are very important since they can help you reach out the right route and many possible ways depending on the conditions of weather, even your trekking becomes risk less. only 1% trekkers do not hire guides so it may be a risk. Many new trekkers do not know how to do trekking and have no practical ideas, as a result, their journey could be difficult. So, guides are very essential to make the trekking very easier. We have qualified and experienced guides who can easily help you to reach your destination.
How much do you have to pay for Guide and Potter?
If you wish to hire Guide, then you have to pay around $30 USD to $35 USD per day for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. This charge includes accommodation, food, and insurance. Be sure that Guides do not carry your bags or luggage.
Only potters carry your luggage or bags and they charge per day $25 to $30 USD. They carry 20-25 kg while hiking and they help to carry your bags or luggage in your respective destination on prescribed time. A strong potter can carry two trekker’s bags or luggage.
Permits require for ABC Trek
Two different permits are ever essential when entering into Annapurna Base Camp.
Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit (ACAP) Policy declares
ACAP charges nearly 30 USD including VAT. When it comes to SAARC nationalities, they are charged 5 USD for getting permitted.
In addition, you have accesses wherein Kathmandu or Pokhara for the trekking tour permission.
Trekkers Information Management (TIMS)
It is necessary mainly for foreign trekkers. TIMS keeps a record of every trekker by filling up the form. Furthermore, they can help to find you out in case if you get lost. So, they charge you 30 USD.
What is Acute Mountain Sickness(AMS)?
Any Trekkers must know about AMS when traveling Over 2400 m. Annapurna Base Camp Trek sits over 4,000 m higher. So it is worthy to use preventive ideas or tools such as staying dry, having sound food, or getting down from the top. AMS is known as Altitude Sickness or Acute Mountain Sickness which means it is the effect of high elevation in our body. Our some part of the body does not activate well because of low oxygen while hiking up over 2400 m higher.
As a result, you might feel headache, nausea, vomiting, appetite, and breathing problems. Never ignore such symptoms. Instead of healing yourself in a matter of time rather it will be very bad or turn to a worse situation like HAPE or HACE. When do you not concern about these symptoms? if you go through these problems then first, you will have to take a rest right after you have to move down from upward.
However, some trekkers acclimatize within a day others may take 2-3 days in order to recover. if resting does not help then you will have to go down.
Relevant Tips for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking
Nepali meal set is a must necessary since you need more energy and you get free over 3 times once you pay for only for Nepali Thali Set.
You need to carry enough cash since there are ATMs on the ABC trail.
Keep $150 for transportation and fees for monasteries and museums.
Come with more days of planning, sometimes you may need extra days to acclimatize or to explore more.
Never believe in the Locals because bad people can be anywhere since not all Nepalese are honest and helpful.
If you wish to save you money, then you could rent expensive trekking gear and equipment.
Do not take pictures of people without permission.
It could take a long time to prepare food so order early.
Get proper ideas about AMS or Altitude sickness.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the easiest trekking trail. It is very relevant for the Trekkers to those who have less time. Wishing you the best journey!
Arrival Day: Welcome to Kathmandu (14,00 m) Nepal!!
Welcome to Kathmandu (14,00 m) Nepal after a long flight. One of our representatives will eagerly wait for you at the exit door of the arrival hall at the airport at the time of your arrival. It is traditional to greet guests with warm hospitality that includes a gift of cultural flowers. You will move together immediately to your hotel along with the representative of G. K. Majestic Trek. It takes nearly 15-20 mins to reach the hotel by private car, shortly after your arrival, you will receive additional information about your trekking plan during your free time that you will have in Thamel area where your hotel is.
Day 01: Departure from Kathmandu to Pokhara (14,00m)
Today, early in the morning after having breakfast, you have two options whether to use tourist bus or airplane if you wish to fly then you will see the beautiful mountains and takes nearly to 25 mins. if you choose the bus, then you will go to the tourist bus station with our guide. While traveling to Pokhara, you will encounter mysterious sights, including local villages, people and much more. Along the way, you will enjoy a traditional Nepali lunch in Malekhu, it takes nearly 4 hrs. to reach this place. which is DAL BHAT TARKARI (rice, lentil soup, and curried vegetables). The trip to Pokhara takes about 6-7 by
bus. After reaching to Pokhara, you will see the beautiful Annapurna mountain if you have free time then you could join with our guide to visit Fewa lake and see handmade goods in Lakeside before retiring to your hotel.
Day 02: Drive to Nayapul (1070 m), Hike from Ramgaih to Tikhe Dhunga (1540m)
On the third day, a tour guide will call you for a healthy breakfast at your hotel. Your journey starts from Pokhara to Nayapul it takes nearly 1 hour by bus. You need to get trek permission from this place. On the way, you will see wonderful, scenic local village views such as Lumle, Birethanti. Also, you will enjoy the sights of natural woodlands, rivers, and experience the authenticity of Nepali culture in this area. After arriving in Nayapul, you will have lunch at Ramgaih, the walk toward Tirkhe Dhunga will include a trek through beautiful bamboo forests. When you reach your destination, accommodation will be at a local teahouse in Tirkhe Dhunga. If your trekking is faster than you could reach to Ulleri, you can experience climbing 3280 stone steps in this place. it would be easier to reach Ghorepani.
Day: 03: Trekking from Ulleri (1960 m), Nangethati to Ghorepani(2860m)
After having breakfast, you will walk nearly two hours to arrive in the beautiful Gurung village from Ulleri. You will have lunch at Nangethati. From this place, you will see a fantastic view of the Annapurna ranges and other peaks. During this hike, you will view rhododendron forests, bamboo, waterfalls, and rivers. Also, you may visit the local a health-post, clinic, government and school buildings, a stupa and several temples. Most of the trekkers ask the meaning of “Ghorepani”. The meaning came from history. “Ghore” means horse and “Pani” means water. Despite the simple meaning of its name, Ghorepani is a glorious place to view a lot of mountain ranges.
Day 04: Hike to Poon Hill (3193 m) –Trek down to Tadapani (2630m)
On 4th day, after waking up early at 4 am, you need to hike up to Poon-Hill viewpoint (3195) from Ghorepani and it takes one and a half hrs. From there you can see all the mountains of the Annapurna region, the Manaslu region, and the Dhaulagiri region. Surely, feels amazing by the breathtaking, beautiful views! After returning to your hotel, you can have breakfast you will depart to Tadapani, which is about a 6-hour walk. On the way, you will again see beautiful bamboo forests, rhododendron, and alpine forests. After that, you will arrive in the beautiful village Deurali and then trek down to reach Ban Thanti. Beyond that, we will reach our lodging in Tadapani village have lunch at Ban Thanit.
Day 05: Trekking from Tadapani (2630m) to Chhomrung Village (2170m)
On the 5th day, you will come across the beautiful village from Tadapani to Chhomrong, it takes nearly 6 hrs which is the Gurung village also the gateway to Annapurna Base Camp. After your morning breakfast, the journey begins. Along the way, you will see sights of beautiful oak forests along the river. Also, you can enjoy the views of the Himalayas. From Chhomrong, the path yields wonderful views of the southern of Annapurna, a splendid gift of nature. And you will have a delicious lunch at Kimrung.
Day 06: Chhomrung (2170m) to Dovan (2600m) or Himalaya (2920 m)
On this day, you will move ahead to Dovan, a walk that takes about 6 hours from Chhomrung. The route inclines through a stone staircase and passes through the Chhomrung River. This path was filled with oak trees, rhododendron, and bamboo. You will then climb on a rocky track and reach Sinuwa, 2250 m. The trek then follows a path through rhododendron forests, up to Kuldi. From Kuldi, you will go down through a long, stone staircase into deep bamboo and rhododendron woods, and then move down to cross the river. Of course, before moving to Dovan you have can lunch at Bamboo.
Day 07: Dovan or Himalaya (2600m) to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m)
Very morning, you will move with a guide to Deurali, on the way you could view a variety of herbs and shrubs along the route which passes by the ‘Hinku Cave’. Trekkers experience joy with the view glaciers and stunning peaks while passing through Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp. You would see a variety of herbal remedies. It takes 2 hours from Deurali to reach Machhapuchre Base Camp (3700m). Ultimately, you will arrive at the base camp and set up camp for the night at Annapurna Base Camp and takes nearly 5 to 6 hrs. from Deurali.
Day 08: Hike from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2310m).
In the early morning at 4 pm, you would see Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7535 m), Annapurna IV (7525m) Mt. Annapurna South (7219 m) Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Peak 6997 m) along with other amazing peaks from the base camp such as Gandharva Chuli (6248m), Tharpu Chuli (5695m), Singu Chuli (6501 m), Ganggapura (7454 m), Tare Kang (7069 m), Khangsar (7485 m) After viewing and taking some pictures, we will back to the village of Bamboo within a day, by having lunch at Himalaya, and we will stay for the night at Bamboo.
Day 09: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinuwa (1780 m) Via Chhomrung.
On 9th day, we will trek from Bamboo, going downhill by long stone stairways, passing rhododendron and bamboo woods to reach out Kuldi. The route continues downward till Sinuwa. Right after, we will trek further down to reach the Mooi River, where you will feel a contrast from the high alpine. The trail moves up for about an hour and reaches Chhomrung, this is the place where we will have lunch at Chomrung and just after a few hours of walking then we can easily reach Jhinuwa, where we will stay for the night. if you have free time, then you take a bath in the Hot Spring where you could take an amazing bath to get healing from mental and bodily problems.you will feel fresh and light after a long walk.
Day 10: Hike from Jhinu to Nayapul and Drive to Pokhara.
On this day, we will move down on a wonderful section of trail from Landrung to Dhampus, the path becomes very much easier till Nayapul. We will cross the newly made a bridge and then we will climb up. From Landrung, we will enjoy an advance easy stroll passing by different fields, strange oval-shaped houses, down to Tolka, a tiny community at 1710 m with a few lodges along the trails. The pathway is now in the Modi Khola Valley. The trail sets out through the forest with ferns and orchids. After crossing a stream, the trail goes up to Bichok and you will then go down through Pothana until reaching the police check posts. As soon as you reach to Campus, you will receive greetings from vistas of the mountains. On our last day, we will move down through woods to Phedi which has an elevation of 1580 m This track takes us down steeply to Phedi (1080m) and we will make our way to the city of Pokhara by bus where we will stay for the night.
Day 11: Pokhara to Kathmandu By Flight or Drive
On 11th day, we will leave charming Pokhara and then back to busy Kathmandu city and stay at a hotel. You could either go by bus or on a flight. You can do some shopping in Thamel or there are many options for site-seeing around Kathmandu if you wish.
Departure Day: Departure from Tribhuvan International airport, Nepal
Finally, you will depart from our wonderful Himalayan homeland, Nepal. Hoping to see you again.
Trekking Gears or Trekking Equipment Gears are very essential in order to set out for the best trekking Points down 1. A light or heavy water proved trekker boots since you will have to walk sometimes in snow or dry land area such boots offer more safety and easiness. However, you have to make sure that boots fit you well and should be comfortable. 2. A pair of crocs 3. 4 pairs of liner socks. Also, you need to keep warm socks and two pairs of socks for cold. Mainly, trekking or liner socks are very useful. 4. A few pairs of underwear. You could buy by trekking underwear while at the city or shopping center. You could use for other outdoor activities. 5. You should have to carry ultralight which is packable and portable. You can buy either or rent in Nepal. you will have to pay $1 per day. 6. You will have to bring a T-shirt and trousers for both kinds of weather cold or warm. 7. A pair of thermals. 8. Bring a Sleeping Bag which can resist more than 15 degrees Celsius. You can rent in Nepal. 9. A woolen hat, sunhat, and Sunglass. 10. Head torchlight or probable torchlight. 11. Toilet paper, water purifier, sunscreen, moisturizer, hand sanitizer, toothbrush finally toothpaste. 12. You need to bring a Large Duffel bag. So that you can keep all your trekking gears safely. The size is about 30” x 14”, with a complete long zipper including handles along with padlock. It is waterproof. 13. You will have to bring a waterproof jacket with a hood, waterproof pants, 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin and 1 thick), 14. A sweater to wear under the fleece jacket. 15. You need to bring a small duffel bag or you can buy in Kathmandu Nepal since it is easier for you to carry your stuff. 16. A set of sandals or you could bring comfortable shoes. 17. Drinking water equipment like Thermos in order to carry lukewarm water because you will come across cold places or Normal water bottle. 18. You need a 30-40-liter daypack, a rucksack with aluminum support and a waterproof bag for covering a rucksack. 19. First aid kit (Diamox, Oral Rehydration salts, all necessary medicines including bandage) 20. Trekking sticks 21. Waterproof Map 22. if you wish you could bring books or phone, tablet. 23. Bring the eatable items which you like. 24. You could bring a Camera depending on your choice.
While using a private vehicle form Airport Terminal.
Two nights in Kathmandu along with breakfast.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, tea or hot drink while hiking.
Tea House Accommodations.
Sleeping Sack, Down Jacket, Duffel pack, Strolling Poles (after using these in rent you can return)
For all ground transportation.
Charge for Government License Guides.
Potters payment (A strong potter can carry two trekkers bags or luggage so the double charge includes)
Entry fees of Monastery.
An insurance guide charge.
Trekking route Map.
Entrance charge of ABC Region.
Registration of fee of TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System)
Emergency Treatment box and Normal therapeutic supplies.
Evening Dinner based on Nepalese culture.
Two nights standard convenient on B/B in Pokhara before and after trekking.
All drinks items such as Mineral water, brew Juice, Coke, Fanta, an alcoholic drink.
Sweet eatable items like chocolate and others.
Helicopter charge in case of Emergency, payment by your travel insurance.
Must have travel insurance
Visiting in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Extra Night stay in Kathmandu
Some Frequently Asked Questions
1. Where is Annapurna Base Camp Trek?
It is in Nepal, mid-western, in Asia Continent, near to Pokhara city (1400m) and ABC is 4130 m from sea level.
2. When is the best time for Annapurna Base Camp Trek?
You can do in all seasons but Autumn and Spring are the best.
3. What do you need for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?
It is one of the most comfortable and routes ever. So, only a healthy person could have an amazing trekking. You need to be sound psychically also mentally.
4. How long do you have to walk each day while heading to Annapurna Base Camp Trek?
It depends on the trekkers; you have to walk about 4-5 hrs. each day. But, sometimes you have to walk 3-4 hours.
5. What is the highest altitude for reaching Annapurna Base Camp Trek?
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the highest one that we will hike ever, the ABC is altitude is 4190m.
6.What about charging battery and shower facilities?
You can surely charge your batteries while moving way. but, you will have to bring your charger, the good news is that you can get access to a hot shower or cold depending upon your choice.
7. Do you get ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Came route?
Honestly speaking, there are no ATMs on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. So, you will have to withdraw from Pokhara or Kathmandu and you need to have Nepali rupees. It will be easier moving to ABC camping.
8. What about Internet Access?
You can have the internet on the way. The Internet is not faster since there is a tower.
9.Necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp?
It will not be difficult if you go with trekking agents, an experienced guide can help you while going to Annapurna Base Camp Trek since you may face problems in offseason.
If your trekking is the first time, then you have to think. if you go on trekking through an Agency then it will be easier because you get the help of trekking and your money budget. You can simply come and go trekking. It is very simple.
10. It is possible to do Heli Tour or Mountain Flights?
Surely, you can get access to Heli Touring and Mountain Flights in Nepal.
11. How much should you tip guides and porters?
There is no such fix tipping to Potters and Guides if you offer them then they feel happy. For instance, if potters or guides charge per day $20 of 10 days then = $200. You can tip 15% which means $30, this is quite enough. Nrs. 3000 roughly. Therefore, you could tip from Rs 2500 to Rs 4000 depending on your choice. This is only for Guides and Potters. Since trekkers already take 15% out of $900.
You do not need to pay for the taxi drivers and restaurant staff. While at a restaurant, 10% of service charge includes of standard payment so you do not have to pay them. If you have confusion or questions, then please comment below, we will surely answer your questions.