Annapurna Base Camp Trek Highlights
- Peaks of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Gangapurna, and Hiunchuli
- Learn about the local culture and way of life while trekking through traditional villages and terraced farms.
- Climbing to Poon Hill, a well-known lookout spot with mesmerizing views of the Annapurna mountain range.
- Walk through Rhododendron forests and take in the area’s natural splendor.
- Stay at tea houses and enjoy local cuisine with the local community
- Reaching to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 meters/13,550 feet)
- Watching sunrise and sunsets with the views of glaciers and icefalls surrounding ABC
- Lifetime experience with a singular fusion of scenic beauty, cultural immersion, and physical challenge
- Exploring Pokhara – one of the famous tourist destinations having stunning lakes with majestic mountain views
- Trek to Poon Hill offers a viewpoint for breathtaking views of the Annapurna mountain range
- Encounter a variety of wildlife and plants along the trek
- Navigating the Modi Khola River while taking in its tranquil splendor
The most well-known and stunning trekking route in Nepal, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, leads you to the base camp of the tallest mountain in the world. The trek starts in the city of Pokhara – the famous and popular tourist destination offering you beautiful lakes and panoramic views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Fishtail Ranges.
Typically, the journey begins with a drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, the beginning of the climb to Annapurna Base Camp. The trail follows the Modi Khola River, passing by traditional villages, lovely rhododendron forests, and deep woodlands.
Trek continues to the beautiful village of Tadapani in the Annapurna region, where you will enjoy the beautiful views of the Himalayas and learn about the typical traditional local culture of the Annapurna region during your trek to Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek, our trekking trail leads to the village of Chhomorng. Which is the last settlement of the people. The last village during the trek to Annapurna Base Camp offers beautiful views of the snow-capped Himalayas like Annapurna South, Himchuli, and Gangapurna peaks.
You will gain the wide opportunity for intercultural exchange with the Gurung community of the village which will be lifetime memories for the guest trekking in Annapurna region to Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
Annapurna Base camp trail becomes steeper and more challenging as you reach the base camp. The final destination is Annapurna Base Camp which is situated at an altitude of 4,130m and offers mesmerizing views of the Annapurna Ranges.
Reaching Annapurna Base Camp Trek you will get a chance to explore the mesmerizing sunrise and sunsets. Also, you can explore the glaciers and around the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
Usually, the trek takes 7-12 days to complete the trekking depending on your itinerary and the walking pace. On the way to the Annapurna Base Camp trek, you will be staying in Tea houses and will enjoy the local dishes of the Gurung community available on the route to Annapurna Base Camp.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is considered a Moderate trekking route in the Annapurna region, so it’s quite important to be physically fit and properly acclimatized before commencing the trek to Annapurna Base Camp.
To trek in Annapurna Base Camp during the months of September to November and March to May where the climate will be fresh with beautiful mountains around and a warm and cozy environment to trek to The Annapurna Base Camp.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a genuinely unique experience that combines physical hardship, exposure to culture, and natural beauty. It’s an excellent way to discover Nepal’s Annapurna region and get a taste of the welcoming locals and stunning alpine scenery.
What is Included in the Annapurna Base Camp Trek ?
- Kathmandu- Pokhara- Kathmandu by tourist bus with A/C
- Two Nights’ Accommodation Tourist standard Hotel with Attached bath with A/C in Pokhara ( Breakfast Included )
- Best available lodge accommodation during the trek twin sharing
- Both ways by private transport from Pokhara to / Kimche(trek start) – to Pokhara
- All standard meals full board with tea/ coffee (Lunches, Dinners, and Breakfasts) during the trek
- Government licensed holder Blue Lake Adventure experienced trek Guide and porter ( Every two trekkers 1 Porter Carry 12 kg Baggage
- Guide and porter include their salary, meals, lodging, and insurance
- Water purification tablets for safe drinking water during the
- (ACAP) Permit Annapurna Conservation area
- (TIMS) card Trekkers Information Management System
- Everyday Seasonal Fruits
- Down Jackets, Sleeping Bag, Blue Lake Adventure T-Shirt, and Annapurna Base camp map ( Down jacket and Sleeping bag to be returned after the trek )
- Medical Kits
- All Nepal Government taxes and office expenses
- Rescue operations in case of complicated in funded by travel insurance
- Blue Lake Adventure Certificate after the successful trek
- Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu
- Airport drop
- International Flights ticket
- Nepal Entry visa fee
- Visa Cost on Arrival in International Airport Kathmandu (15 Days, $ 25- $30 30Days – $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
- Extra luggage (limit is 12 kg per trekker)
- All Accommodation and meals before and after the journey in Kathmandu
- Lunch and dinner in Pokhara and Kathmandu
- Personal Expenses (Snaks, ( tea/ Coffee) cold drinks, Alcohol, Boil water Wi-Fi, hot shower, battery re- Charge, telephone call, and extra porter
- Personal Gear and clothes
- Personal Trekking equipment
- Tips, Guide, Porter, restaurant, Driver
- Additional Costs like delays caused due to circumstances beyond our control, for example- itinerary modification, change of government policy, Strikes , illness landslide, etc
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Permits
There are specific permits needed to hike in the Annapurna Region, which is a well-known trekking destination in Nepal. The Annapurna Region’s natural and cultural resources, as well as the flow of trekkers through the area, are protected in part by the requirement for permits.
The following are the main permits required to trek in the Annapurna Region:
TIMS (Trekkers Information Management system)
The Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card is necessary for all trekkers who are willing to trek in Nepal in different trekking regions and preferences for destinations. Our Company Blue Lake Adventure will provide the TIMS and Permit.
ACAP(Annapurna Conservation Area Permits)
Annapurna Conservation Area Permits are required to trek in the Annapurna Region. The ACAP permits are available in Nepal Tourism Board Kathmandu and in Pokhara as well. The ACAP permits are also valued for one trekking season and the cost depends on the number of trekking days in the Annapurna region.
Special Permits for Restricted Areas
If planning to trek in Restricted areas of the Annapurna Regions of Nepal then you need to issue special permits for restricted areas such as Thorong-La pass, Upper Mustang and Nar Phu, etc. The special permits for Restricted areas are issued by the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu and the cost depends on the number of days trekking in the restricted areas.
While the trekking permits to every region of Nepal are non-refundable, make sure to have a clear itinerary and plan before obtaining the permits. Make sure your permits cover all-day-long trekking days in the region where you are willing to explore as a trekker.
Better collaborate with trekking agencies such as Blue Lake Adventure to get your permits and to help you trek safely and smoothly in The Annapurna Region In Nepal.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Cost
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek costs mainly varieties on the number of trekking days and the time of the trekking season, the type of accommodation and services you choose, and whether you are hiring a porter and guide or not.
The following are the main costs during your trek in Annapurna Base Camp Trek:
Permits: During your trek in Annapurna Base Camp, TIMS card and ACAP permits are mandatory to trek in Annapurna region which costs around USD 20-30 per person. If you are trekking to restricted areas in the Annapurna region then Special Permits for restricted areas should be issued which cost around USD 500-1000, such as Thorong La Pass, Upper Mustang and Nar Phu.
Guide or Porter: Hiring of Guide is more important while trekking to high altitudes in the Annapurna region. Hiring a guide and porter will make your trekking journey more reliable and comfortable which only costs around USD 25-30 per day to guide and hiring Porter costs around USD 20-25 per day.
Transportation: Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp Trek, you may go via flight or via roadways to Pokhara from Kathmandu. So while planning the trek, make advance bookings of flights and all the roadways vehicles for the smooth operation of the trek to Annapurna Base Camp. The cost of a vehicle increases as the mode of transport you choose while trekking to Annapurna Base camp.
Accommodation: During your trek to Annapurna Base Camp Trek all the accommodation will be in the tea house which may cost around USD 10 to 25 per day. while the accommodation cost depends upon the location, the high altitude, facilities, etc.
Food and Drinks: While trekking to Annapurna Base Camp, the food and drinks are low which costs you around USD 5 dollar to 15 dollars depending on the food and beverage you choose.
Insurance: Travel insurance is more important to all trekkers to trek in Nepal. It is strongly recommended to make sure that all your Insurance covers travel emergencies, high altitude sickness and hospitalization. The insurance varies as per the type of scheme you choose while trekking to the destination.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek- Accommodation
For all outdoor enthusiasts in the Annapurna Region, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a well-liked trekking destination. On the walk to Annapurna Base Camp, lodging is often obtained in a tea house that is located along the way.
The tea house during your trek offers you cozy comfortable bedrooms with shared bathrooms while some do have attached bathrooms available as well. The tea house provides food, shelter and shower facilities to all the hikers during your trek to Annapurna Base Camp.
While trekking to Annapurna Base Camp, the facilities and amenities vary. The starting point of the Annapurna Base camp trek provides you with better rooms with an attached bathroom while you might not get the same services as you are in the Himalayas or high elevation.
Though most of the tea houses have cozy comfortable bedrooms, hygienic kitchens, friendly staff members, and hot shower facilities and some might have Wi-Fi facilities as well the signal of WI-FI may be affected by the weather and wind in the high Himalayas.
While trekking to Annapurna Base Camp during the peak season in Nepal, it is more important to know that the accommodation and amenities may be changed depending on the specific tea house and camping location.
In the peak season, all the tea houses will be fully booked and trekkers may need to share a room with other trekkers in the tea house. So it will be easy to trek Annapurna Base Camp before booking all the teahouse in advance if you are willing to explore Annapurna Base Camp Trek during peak season in Nepal.
However, the accommodation in the Annapurna Base Camp trek is normal, which allows the trekkers to explore the local people community and the majestic view of the Himalayas like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri Fishtail, etc.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek-The People, The Culture
The Annapurna Base Camp trek offers the beautiful landscapes of the High Himalayas and the diverse culture of the local community in the Annapurna Region.
Usually during the trek to Annapurna Base Camp, the trail passes through the settlement of the Traditional Gurung villages where all the trekkers will get an opportunity to explore the unique culture and the lifestyle of Gurung People.
The group is the indigenous community native to the Himalayas, mainly in the Annapurna region of Nepal, rich in culture and history that is directly connected with the Himalayas.
While passing via the Gurung village on the route to Annapurna Base Camp Trek you will see the local people working on their daily routines like grazing the paddy, spinning wool, animal husbandry and children playing with each other in the streets of the Village.
During the trek in the Annapurna region,the local people are mainly known for their friendly behavior and good hospitality to all the travelers which you may find a good way to interact and learn the intercultural change with the people of the Himalayas.
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek Trail also passes through the Hindu and Buddhist significance. You will see the colorful Tibetan flags and carved stone Mani and Stupas along the way which are mainly used by the local people of the Annapurna region to promote good luck and best wishes to the trekkers during their Journey.
Mainly the culture includes visiting traditional villages, and monasteries, experiencing the day-to-day lifestyle of the people and experiencing the unique customs and beliefs of the Gurung community.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek-Best Time To Trek
The Annapurna Base Camp trek’s best season depends on the type of trekking you are looking for. The trek can be done around the year but it might be affected via the weather conditions in the high Himalayas.
The peak trekking season for the Annapurna Base Camp trek is late September, October and November. During the season the weather and sky will be more clear with cozy and warm sunlight to travel and trek in the high Himalayas and the views of the Himalayas will be more visible.
Trekking can be done in Annapurna Base Camp during the winter season as well but for this good physical and mental health is required to trek on the heavy snowfall and windy cold weather in the trekking route.
While overall the best time to trek Annapurna Base Camp trek depends upon your personal preferences and what you are willing to do in the high Himalayas.
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