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Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days


Overview

The most popular trekking in Nepal, Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 days starts from Pokhara.  The trek follows through  Modi River valley and gradually hike to 41000m at ABC.  It is also known as Annapurna Sanctuary trek. It is situated in between of Annapurna I 8091m Fishtail 6993m.  The trek starts after one and half hour jeep ride to Matkyu. Trekking continues after lunch through the terracing field, beautiful Gurung village. The trail will passes through bamboo and rhododendron forest, rocky trails and above the tree line. This trek is a mixed up of cultural people, flora and fauna, Himalayan birds and animal and towering Himalayan peaks.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 days offers comfortable guest house for in the lower village and whereas MBC and ABC has limited guest houses. In a peak season, you may have to share a room with other tourist or even sleep in a dining room. Generally, the lower villages offer room with attached bathroom but the upper village has only sharing bathroom. Some villages offer even a WIFI facilities whereas the upper village has no good reception to a local cell phone as well as. For your convenient, our trekking guide will book the room to the next day by calling.
The Annapurna Base Camp trek will have a full blossom of Rhododendron in spring and snow fun in the winter. The rainy season could have a continuous rain and flood land slide as well as.  Some trekkers feel difficulty breathing and some may suffer by Acute Mountain Sickness.

Note:
-If you have limited time, you can fly back by Heli from base camp but you have to inform us in advance to manage the flight on time.
-We have a peace and quiet hotel in Kathmandu with downtown and Himalayan view.

The gentle ideas to avoid the mountain sickness are

(I) drink enough water

(II) trek slowly (III) stay warm

(IV) take enough rest

(V) if you start heaving problem, go down soon as possible. If you have any allergy, health problem, you are advise to consult your physician before you go to trek.

Best Time: October and November/ March and April are the best month.


Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy the pristine Himalaya from the Sanctuary of Annapurna 4130m.
  • Experience the Gurung culture and lifestyle enroute.
  • Encounter with wildlife, birds, plants, and vegetation.
  • Rhododendron full bloom in spring
  •  Snow fun in winter.

Trek in Spring: Trek in Spring (March to May) will have full blossom of Rhododendron flower, clear weather.  The weather is not so cold and not so hot.
Trek in Autumn: Autumn is another best time to trek with lovely weather and a clear sky.
Trek in winter: Winter season is good to play with snow and bit challenging after a heavy snowfall. The temperature goes down to -15-20 and  The lodges could be closed.
Trek in rainy season:  There would be less chance to see the Himalaya and rain almost every day.

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Itinerary

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We will be waiting at Nepal airport upon your arrival. Transfer to hotel and after refresh, take an easy evening. We will prepare a typical Nepali dinner and after dinner, night rest.

  • Arrival pick up by private car/van.
  • Taken care by our representative
  • Dinner at Hotel/ restaurant
  • Night rest at hotel Green Eco Resort (or on request)

Note: if your time permit, we will organize an evening tour to Boudhanath to see a butter lamp lighting. It would be an amazing and inspiring time in the evening, Buddhist people walk around the great stupa.

Take an early breakfast at the hotel in Kathmandu. Your guide will be waiting to take you to the tourist bus park. Drive (6hr) to Pokhara and check in to Hotel. There will have few stop for tea/ coffee, breakfast and toilet.  Take an easy evening around the lakeside. After dinner, night rest at Hotel.

  • Breakfast at hotel in Kathmandu
  • Drive to Pokhara by regular tourist bus
  • Taken care by trekking guide
  • Night rest at the hotel in Pokhara near lakeside.

Note:  If you want to save time, you can take a domestic flight to Pokahra. We can arrange the domestic flight.

Take breakfast at the Hotel in Pokhara. Your trekking guide will be waiting with jeep  (7:30 am) and drive (2:30hr) Kimche  village. On the way at Birethenti, register your permit to ABC trek. After lunch in Kimche, trek to Ghandruk village. Check in to guesthouse and evening free to stroll around.   Enjoy your night in this guesthouse.

  • Drive to Kimche by private jeep
  • Taken care by trekking guide and porter
  • lunch and dinner will be served from restaurant/ local guest house
  • Night rest at the local guest house

Note: There is WIFI, electricity charging and hotel shower service with extra charge.

Enjoy the breakfast at your gust house and trek to Sinuwa. It will be about  6-7 hours trek . The trail from Ghandruk to Kimrong Danda is slowly up. From Kimrong Danda, you will trek down to Kimrong Khola. Again climb up to Chomrong, it is nice a big village. From this village, you will trek down to the river and will climb again to Sinuwa. If the weather is nice, you will have nice Mountain View, overnight at Lodge.

 

Note: There is WIFI, electricity charging and hotel shower service with additional charge. The reception could be weak or interrupted.

The trail is mostly uphill and jungle walk. It takes 6-7 hours walk. You will pass Bamboo, Dovan, and Himalaya during the trek. Deurali is a small village with few guest houses. It has a tiny view of Mt. Fishtail from Deurali.  Deurali is located 3200m, overnight at Lodge. Night rest at the guesthouse.

  • Taken care by trekking guide and porter
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served from restaurant/ local guest house
  • Night rest at the local guest house

Note: There is WIFI, electricity charging and hotel shower service with extra charge. The reception may not good enough.  As you are already above 3000m, you may feel little headache, tiredness or sleepless.

This is the  final destination to your trekking. Trek (5hr) to Annapurna Base Camp 4110m is not a long in distance but because of high altitude, it will take time to arrive. You have to push a bit to arrive at Machhapuchare Base Camp. You will have a fantastic view from MBC already and continue till ABC. There are only 4 lodges at Annapurna Base Camp. It is also known as Annapurna Sanctuary as it is totally surrounded by Mountain: Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Fishtail.

  • Taken care by trekking guide and porter
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served from restaurant/ local guest house
  • Night rest at the local guest house

 

Note: You will be passing to Machhapuchare Base Camp to ABC. If you feel tired or mountain sickness you may stop over night at MBC and the following day morning hike to ABC and return. there will be no internet services. And also not advise to take shower as you could catch a cold.

Have a beautiful morning with stunning Annapurna panorama and sunrise. Take enough pictures and after breakfast start trek back.

  • Taken care by trekking guide and porter
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served from restaurant/ local guest house
  • Night rest at the local guest house

Note: There is WIFI service available in the guest house.

 

After breakfast, we descend downhill trail to Jinu Danda. Jhinu Danda offers a natural hot spring. Enjoy the hot spring for refreshing. Overnight in the lodge. Lunch will serve on the way and dinner at the lodge

  • Taken care by trekking guide and porter
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served from restaurant/ local guest house
  • Night rest at the local guest house

Note: There is WIFI service available in the guest house.

We can enjoy a final downhill trail through the forest, terraced fields, and villages for about 5 hours to Nayapul. From here we drive for about 1 hour back to Pokhara and transfer to the hotel. Free in the evening. Night rest at Hotel after the dinner.

  • Taken care by trekking guide and porter
  • Breakfast, lunch will be served from restaurant/ local guest house
  • Drive back by private jeep.
  • Night rest at Hotel near lakeside.

 

Wake up early morning and check out (7:00 am0 from the hotel. Drive (7:30 am) to tourist bus park drive (approx 6hr) to Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel. Take an easy evening. Night rest at Hotel.

  • Transfer by regular tourist bus
  • Over night at Hotel
  • Taken care by trekking guide

Note: There will be 3 stops for breakfast, lunch and toilet break.

Take an easy morning. Breakfast will be served at Hotel. After breakfast, depart to international airport for the final departure. Sweet home.

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Drop to airport by private car/ van

Note: If your return flight schedule is later in the evening, we will organize a small tour or take you downtown for shopping or etc. We can manage later check out for your convenience.


What are included?

  • Arrival and departure transfer from Nepal airport
  • 2 Night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and 2 Night in Pokhara on BB twin sharing.
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Tourist bus transfer to Pokhara and return
  • Guest House accommodations in trekking on twin sharing
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner from the local guesthouse with tea coffee.
  • Trekking permit (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit ACAP and Trekkers Information Management System TIMS).
  • English speaking trekking guide and Porters (one porter per two persons is provided to carry the client's personal effects)
  • Private transfer to the trek starting point (Siwai) and return to Pokhara.
  • Duffle bag, Sleeping bag, Trekking map, Trekking pole in trekking (on request)
  • Insurance for the trekking staff. (insurance as per state law)
  • First Aid medical kit with the guide.
  • All the government tax and our (AATE) service charges.
  • Pre-briefing about trekking
  • If the number of trekkers is more than 5 we will provide an assistant trekking guide.

What are not included?

  • International flight and Nepal visa
  • Meal in the cithy (Kathmandu and in Pokhara)
  • Personal trekking equipment 
  • Your travel insurance (for travel, cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss of life, theft of or damage to personal effects).
  • Tips and gratuities (crew frequently receives some recognition for good service)
  • Costs arising from unforeseen events outside the control of AATE.
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, mineral water, monuments entrance fees, postage, laundry, video, camera, phone, etc.
  • All other services not included in the “cost includes" section above.

Trip Enquiry

The itinerary listed is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. This trekking can be modified according to your time and requirements. We will be pleased if you provide every minor details about your trip.

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Trip reviews

amazing experience


Again (this is my second trip with Alpine Asian Trek & Expeditions). This time, i went to Annapurna Base Camp for 14 days. I had really amazing experience with them. Chuda san really taking care of me, and i enjoyed the flexibility in my trip. Chuda san is a great guide, he knows if the weather will change, he knows the snow will comes earlier, so we have to make some preparation and decided to overnight at MBC instead of deurali. The communication was great and i was lucky to meet local people and other inspiring people on the track, also Chuda san can explain very well about Nepal culture and about the country as well,, i really enjoyed trekking with him.

While in Kathmandu,,, Pradip is really really a good friend,, i was well taken care of, also i learnt Nepali language from him,, now i can say Tapailai kasto cha? Malai sancha cha, ani hajurlai, ramro,voli vetaula, k cha khabar? thikai cha, and so on =)
I'd love to take Pradip as my brother instead of my guide tho

The highlight of the trip was staying a night at Shekhar's house, and had a breakfast together with his family... that was incredible feeling, you are thousands miles away from your home, separate with your family for 2 weeks, and there's a family inviting you to spend the day with them in Nepal.

Thank you Alpine Asian Treks for making my trip really special.. will be back again soon!
Maro yatra ramro vayo, Chadai vetaula!!
Visited December 2016

“Thanks for helping us arrange a very good ABC Trek!”



Dear Shekhar,
"Thanks for helping us arrange a very good ABC Trek!"
We are now back in Shanghai, and back to normal life, working. But all the impressions and happy memories from Nepal will stay with us for a long time, and help us keep our spirits high during the autumn!

First of all, I want to thank you and your company for the arrangements and planning of our trek, and your patience when we had to change and update our plans, number of participants, schedules and preferred routes. And all our questions about preparations!

The guide in Kathmandu, Keshar (I hope I both remember and spell his name correctly, please excuse me if not), was very good for our group of people! Well balanced sightseeing of the city in the limited time we had, good choice of places/events, and also having much knowledge about all the things that we asked about. You can immediately feel that he is a nice person!

Binod Lama is as you told us in advance, a very very good guide. Both his skills and friendly and humble personality were much appreciated by us during the whole trek. Everything went very smooth and without any complications for us, thanks to Lama! Please make sure he gets this good official feedback from our group, and I will of course also contact him myself to thank him.

The two porters were also good, nice and friendly. I think they will continue to learn and grow even more under guidance from Lama, who seemed to always try to share his knowledge with them in a good way.

If some small issues should be remarked, I think we should have prepared our porter luggage better, the loads were maybe a bit on the heavy side. From their side, I would have appreciated better rain protection of the bags during the heaviest rains, even if the outside material is waterproof, zippers are usually not, so we had some pretty wet gear one of the days.

For us as Swedish people, we are absolutely not used to having so much help from others, like having porters, and people trying to earn some money by carrying bags at airports, hotels, etc. Even in the mountains, we always carry our own gear. Please excuse us if we have been acting rude, and might not have understood appropriate tipping, for different categories of services. The tipping is very hard for us to judge the correct size of, to have any relations how to compare it with for example a meal or similar that people need or usually have.

If you can and will, I think it will be appreciated by other future travellers to have guidance for what is expected and appropriate as "base level" for tipping different categories of services.

So, what will we keep in our minds and hearts after this trekking? I should only speak for myself, even if I think my friends would agree!

The largest and right now most important impressions:
- The friendly and kind spirit of Nepal, both in Katmandu, Pokhara, and out in the mountains. No doubt I would like to come back to your country and see more of it, do other treks!

- To have the possibility to be outdoors for several days in a row, experiencing the beautiful nature of your country.

- All the nice local food and tea.

- Our kind, polite and well-organized guides.

- That we in the morning in ABC really had the opportunity to see the Annapurna I, that had been covered in clouds and fog until then! Also, the surrounding mountain massifs were an astonishing view.


Frequently asked questions

Trekking guide will have the license from Nepal government after the completion the formal training. Our trekking guide has the long experience to Annapurna Base Camp. He speaks English and keeps knowledge about High Altitude mountain sickness, first aid, Annapurna Mountain and its history, people and culture. We will provide a porter (helper to carry the luggage) with warm clothing’s while going to the high mountain. Our company will give priority to the local porter as much as they are available. Porter can speak little English but they are friendly and honest.
We will accommodate you in nice and tiny guest houses in the Annapurna Base Camp trek. The guest houses are also known as the tea house.  You have will your own room (twin sharing) but the bathroom is sharing.  The guest houses are safe and are friendly. Your guide and porter will have their own room. From Deurali to ABC there are limited guest houses. In a busy season, you may have to share with more than 2 people in 1 room. The general understanding in trekking is sleep and eat at the same guest house. You will be served freshly cooked food. All the guest house have a standard menu with the fixed price which is set by the Local Lodge Management Committee. You can choose your meal from the menu.
There are limited medical facilities in the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking trail. We recommend to our trekkers to bring their own medicine (a headache, stomach ache, painkiller, Diamox, bandage, iodine, cotton, gauze, handy place, common cold, diarrhea, and scissor). Do not expect doctor or medical clinic in the upper section.
There is electricity supply until the Annapurna Base Camp. There may have some power cut schedule in the winter season.  Generally, they will ask you to pay extra for charging. Nepal has 220-volt power system. The power sockets are 2pin, 3 pins both are ok. Most of the guest houses offer paid internet services but upper section has no good reception for internet.  For your convenient, you can buy a local SIM card in Kathmandu and buy an internet package.
Although there is a motorable road till Siwai (near by Ghandruk village) the last part is muddy and bumpy. This raod can be blocked in rainy season. There is no price fixed. 4x4 jeep are better than a small car.
Trekking in Nepal is safe. There is no life-threatening in Annapurna region from human but precaution is always advised. If you require an emergency lift up from the mountain we can send the helicopter from Kathmandu or Pokhara. The price of the Heli charter is per hour basis. That should be paid by yourself or by your insurance.  You may buy a insurance which includes emergency evacuation (search and rescue).
The single girl trekkers are always safe with us. We have well trainde and responsible guide to led her to Annapurna Base Camp.
If you can’t complete your trekking due to your physical problem, climatic condition or etc we will give you some similar option within your time. If you cant complete your trekking due to our company reason, we will refund the not used services or give you similar options.
You can trust us because we trust you. After complette this trek, we want to be your local agent in Nepal.
Recommended Trekking Gear Lists:
  • Good boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light full leather boots
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks and lightweight inner socks
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
  • Good wind/rain jacket
  • Warm fleece jacket or jersey or pullover
  • Good -20 Sleeping bag (can be rented or buy in Kathmandu or in Pokhara)
  • A comfortable day pack, preferably with a waistband.
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
  • Gloves (light and heavy)
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Some T-shirts
  • Some Underwears
  • Hiking shorts
  • Sneakers and/or sandals
Note: The above mention trekking gears are in general. Please write to our trekking consultant to know the specific gears as per the season. Toiletries: Hand towel, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, face wash, toilet paper, wet tissue, hand wash gel (women kit to their period). Other necessary equipment in trekking:
  • Headlamp or torchlight with sphere  batteries
  • Basic First Aid Kit (We also provide comprehensive first aid medical kit)
  • Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
  • Daypack (approximately 25 ltr)
  • Water bottles (2 bottles recommended)
  • Toiletries
  • Small wash towel
Chocolate, biscuit, chewing gum, Snickers or etc
Please bring a prmanent water bottle to refill the boiled water or to put iodine tablets to purify the water, rubbish bag to bring the rubbish till the lodge or to the right place and etc.
Himalayas are very fargile. We cant predict the weather condition. Our business is to take care of you in trekking. We give first priourity to your safety while in trekking. If the weather condition is very bad or you are seriously injured or sick, your leader will have a authority to amend or cancel the rest of the itinerary.  The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.