Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek Local Guide - 8 Days

  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group: 1 - 25 people
  • Max Altitude: 4130m
  • Best Time Feb - May, Sep - Dec
  • Pick-up: Private Vehicle

Highlights

  • Scenic drive to from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Nayapul
  • Naturally beauty city Pokhara (Lake city)
  • Natural hot spring at Jhinu dada
  • Annapurna base camp (4130m)
  • Amazing Panorama views from the base camp
  • Flora and fauna
  • Beautiful Gurung culture and traditional house

About Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek Local Guide

Annapurna base camp trekking; trek through Annapurna region will be full of adventures and will make mesmerizing. The world-famous 10th highest Mt. Annapurna (8091m) with part of the Annapurna region makes the journey wonderful. Valley becomes narrow by gigantic mountains Machhapuchhre and Hiuchuli, still, you can see mountain scenery often. Annapurna Base camp trek difficult is classified as moderate. The Annapurna base camp trek route provides to explore encounter high mountains, rhododendron forests, unique traditional villages, and natural Jhinu Danda hot spring. Mount Annapurna trek, Patal Hiunchuli, and other peaks rising above 7000 and 8000 meters also with a stunning landscape that presents the glimpses of heaven on earth. The trail passes through charming villages of Magar and Gurung popular as Gurkha soldier recruits.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking challenging tasks is through the 3300 steep stone. The trek highest point is base camp (4130m) which is the main destination for this trip. Annapurna offers wonderful close views of Annapurna South to Annapurna I, III, Dhaulagiri, Khangsar Kang, Machhapuchhare, Hiunchuli, and Gangapurna. Annapurna Base Camp Trek map is around remote traditional villages, where can get to explore local culture with lifestyle. This trip is considerably easy and shorter which is better to advise your first experience in Himalayan Nepal. ABC trek is a popular journey by beautiful sanctuaries, natural environment, ethnic culture, floral and faunal. There you can enjoy through the small settlements villages of the Gurung and Magar community, where they provide a local lifestyle and hospitality.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Itinerary begins from UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu, for the first trekker in Himalayan, this trek will be a completely different experience. During the trek, it will go through rice terraces with the Modi river and leads the beautiful Valley of Jhinu Danda, Chhomrong, Himalayan Hotel, Machhapuchchhre Base Camp, and finally we reach our destination Annapurna Base Camp. ABC 8 days trek is specially designed for those trekkers, who have a limited time to explore in Himalayan Annapurna. The best time to go on Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is in spring (March to April) and autumn (October to November). For Annapurna Base Camp Trek cost or any other information, feel free to get in touch anytime with us.

Itinerary

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Our Trekking guide will come to pick you up at the hotel at 6:30 in the morning. We start our journey by tourist bus at 7:30 from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Phewa Lake is a natural beauty gift for Pokhara, where we can see amazing Machapuchare and Annapurna at northside, Dhaulagiri at the west, and Manaslu in the east. Overnight we stay at the lakeside Hotel.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 830m
  • Pokhara

After having breakfast at the hotel, we take a short drive to Siwai (2/3 hrs). On the way, we will pass through Khumbu Khola (river), Modi River, beautiful Gurung village, Syauli Bazar and Chane. Where we will be able to see the panoramic view of mountains. After starting our hike, we will cross the long bridge, then reach natural beauty Jinu dada village, after ascending for one a half-hour we will reach Chhromrong. Around the Chhomrong village, we will be able to see Mountain View of Fishtail, Hiunchuli, Annapurna South and landscape.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2,170m
  • Chhomrong

We continue our journey; today we will climb stone steps to reach Sinwa dada, which takes 1/2 hour. Through the way, we cross Chhomrong Khola, lush forest, uphill, rhododendron forest, deep bamboo, and Doban Village. After then we will reach the Himalayan hotel, which is good for accommodation and meals.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2,920m
  • Himalayan Hotel

After having breakfast at the Himalayan Hotel, you walk towards Annapurna base camp which is the lap of Mount Annapurna (8,091m). Today is the most fantastic day of this trek. You will begin walking along a steep river bed path and reach Bagar. From here, the trail gradually ascends to Machhapuchhre Base Camp along with offering stunning views of the Himalayan mountains like Mt. Annapurna I (8,091 m), Mt. Annapurna South (7,219 m), Mt. Annapurna III (7,555 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), etc. Leaving MBC behind, the trail moves along Annapurna Sanctuary and leads you to the base of Mt. Annapurna, Annapurna Base Camp. Here, you get to relish panoramic views of the Annapurna Himalayas. 

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4,130m
  • Annapurna Base Camp

We enjoy the amazing sunrise view, with the highest Macchhapuchare and Annapurna range, then a short hike to mountain glacier. After having breakfast at Annapurna base camp, the trek will be down to Bamboo. We return the same trail of Annapurna sanctuary and follow along the Modi River valley. Finally, we reach Bamboo where we spend a beautiful night.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2,350m
  • Bamboo

When we return from bamboo, we go through bamboo forest, rhododendron, oak, Chhomrong village, and drop to Jhino dada. Jhino dada has a nearby riverside hot spring, where we can soak our tired muscle.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 1,780m
  • Jhino Danda

We take a short trek to Siwai, where we take a jeep towards Pokhara. Our trek package will complete at Pokhara. In the evening we can visit the lakeside Pokhara.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • 820m
  • Pokhara

After a delicious breakfast, you drive back to Kathmandu. The drive will be long and scenic. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you head to the hotel. Rest of the day of leisure for you to explore and do shopping. In the evening, you will have a farewell dinner with all the team members.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • 1,300m
  • Kathmandu

Notices

Himalayan Frozen Adventure will fully support your whole trip. Sometimes come these kinds of the problem; Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, and unexpected natural disasters. These conditions we make extra or rest day, which is not available in this itinerary but if you have time then it is possible to make more extra day at trekking. You have to pay a package for extra days.

Cost Details

  • Pickup/Drop from Airport – Hotel - Airport a private vehicle.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu 1 night and 2 nights Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Teahouse/Lodges accommodation during the trek.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Tourist bus or domestic flights (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu).
  • An experienced, English-speaking, and government-licensed trek
  • Kathmandu- Pokhara- Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • leader (6 trekkers: 1 assistant guide).
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Seasonal fresh fruits and Supplementary snacks.
  • Guide & Porter costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion).
  • Himalayan Frozen Adventure bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map are yours to take.
  • Annapurna trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS).
  • First aid box.
  • Nepalese visa fee (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110).
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and/or Pokhara.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • All soft and hard drinks.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal trekking equipment for this trek.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Personal clothing and gear.
  • Tips for guide, porter, and driver.

Departures & Dates

Himalayan Frozen Adventure is a responsible travel company in Nepal. Our all dates are 100% guaranteed if there no political unrest and natural disaster then. Is there not any error then you can use this date it's better for your trip.  We try our best to ensure this information.

FAQs

Is Annapurna Base Camp Trek Difficulty?
This trek is easy than Everest base camp trek, Annapurna Base Camp Difficulty is classified as moderate, who has good healthy fitness, perfect training, and already has done trek above 3000m, those trekkers can do easily this trek. The trek high elevation is base camp (4,130m). All of the age people can enjoy this trip.


Is it necessary to need travel Insurance for this trek?
The travel insurance will cover emergency evacuation as Helicopter rescue and the hospital charge. If you fell an accident and Acute mountain sickness then, at this condition, your travel insurance will immediately provide the helicopter. 


Electricity does available on Annapurna base camp trek?
Yes, electricity is available in the lower region of Annapurna trek, where you can get to charge your camera and mobile batteries, etc. But high elevation there has a solar system power so it's not enough for the charge. So we suggest you take some extra batteries for this Annapurna base camp trek.


Is possible to take my children to Annapurna base camp trek?
Of course, all of the age can do it but before goes trekking, you have to give training for your child.


Is possible to get a hot shower the trekking?
Yes, the hot shower is possible to get many lodges and teahouse but above the 4,000m is not available and not good for your health.


Can I found Wi-Fi through the trek?
Of course, Wi-Fi is available many lodges and teahouse, but you have to pay extra.


Is it safe for a solo female traveler?
Of course, the solo female traveler is fully safe, Himalayan frozen Adventure is responsible teams, who leading many solo trekkers through the Himalayan and made successfully.


How can I respect the culture?
During the trekking, we can get amazing Gurung and Magar culture, there we can see some notice, we have to follow that notice rule and regulation.


Is possible to get ATM through trek?
No, is not possible to get ATM and bank through the trek, so you have to takes Nepali money from Pokhara and Kathmandu.


Do I have to take sleeping bags on the trek?
Yes, is necessary to take sleeping bags on the trek because the lodges don't have enough blanket.


How high the Annapurna Base Camp?
Annapurna base camp elevation is (4,130m) above the sea level. 


Is Annapurna base camp trek permits necessary?
Yes, Annapurna Conservation Area Project(ACAP) permit and Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) permit is necessary for this trek.


How many hours I have to walk each day?
For this Annapurna base camp trek per day maximum of 6 hours and a minimum of 4 hours, you have to walk.


Is possible to make an extra day on the trek?
Yes, if you have time then the trekking is always flexible, you can easily add.


Without any trek can I do it? 
Yap, many trekkers success without any trek but you have to use 1 - 2 acclimatization days through the trekking. Himalayan Frozen Adventure recommend you before going to the Annapurna base camp trek, you have to need training. If any information needs about this Annapurna base camp trek please kindly contact us.


Booking trip can I do cancel?
Yes, you have the option to cancel this trip but there are some certain conditions:

  • If you cancel your trip before 60 days the full amount will be refunded
  • If you cancel your trip before 30 days the 30% amount will be refunded.
  • If you cancel your trip before 1 week the 5% amount will be refunded.

How to manage drink water through trekking?
The Annapurna region can get normal free tap water, for this water you have to use purification medicine. Bottled water or boiled water also available to buy at lodges and teahouse. Per day you have to drink about 4-6 liters water for your health.


Is possible to pick up me from the airport?
Yes, when you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport, our airport representative will wait for you at the airport, we will display a Himalayan Frozen Adventure with your group name signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our car.


Can I exchange my money in Nepal?
Of course, You can exchangers your money at the Airport, ATM, and money exchange by a better rate. And you can get enough Nepalese cash for your trek.


What do I have to carry on the trekking?
You have to carry the perfect size trekking bag where you can put your personal belongings item, snacks, sunscreen, water, camera,  gloves, hat, and jacket. Our porter will carry your 20 kg bigger packs.


Is possible to store my extra things in Kathmandu Hotel?
Yes, it's possible to store your extra things in Kathmandu Hotel, We have a safe place to store your luggage.


Can I get an experienced guide?
Of course, we'll provide an experienced guide, who has the deepest information about Himalayan Nepal, and government license holder English speaking guide. Our guide and porter are fully helpful and friendly and make your trip fantastic.


 

Useful Information

Annapurna base camp trekking Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory to have to join an adventurous trip in the Himalayas. It is for your safety. The travel insurance must cover things like illness, medical emergencies, accidents, death, trip cancellation, and loss of personal baggage & items. All costs for Emergency Evacuation must be paid in cash in Nepal unless an insurance company has agreed to pay all the cost on your behalf. Make sure that your travel insurance covers activities in the Himalayas if you are participating in them.

*Note: Foreigners are not allowed to purchase an insurance policy in Nepal. So make sure to purchase good travel insurance in your country, and it is your responsibility to check whether your insurance policy is adequate or not.


Annapurna base camp trekking Accommodation

Annapurna base camp accommodations are Lodge and Teahouse. Around Kathmandu and Pokhara, we can find a good facility with comfortable accommodation at the Hotel. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek all accommodations are on the twin-shared basis. During the trek, Himalayan frozen Adventure will manage room with attached washrooms. In the teahouse, we have to share the toilet. Single room is available in Kathmandu/Pokhara and the lower elevation trekking region but might be impossible to higher elevations.


Annapurna base camp trekking Meals

At the Kathmandu and Pokhara have included only breakfast. During the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, all meals will be provided. In the Annapurna region, we can enjoy Nepalese food with international cuisine like Tibetan, Continental, Indian, Tibetan, Italian, etc. Through the trek, we have breakfast/lunch at the teahouse and Dinner will be at the lodge. You can choices different kinds of breakfast, lunch, and dinner by the menu. 


Annapurna base camp trekking safe to Travel 

Make you safe to travel is our top priority responsibility

During the trek, you will be the best training and experienced guide, who came from the high region of Himalayan. Our guide will carry all necessary paper and essentials equipment with a first aid kit. In case, if our clients come to some emergency problems of mountain sickness and accident then we immediately send a rescue helicopter. Any region of the Himalayan treks will demand good health and fitness, so make healthy your body before joining the trip.


Annapurna base camp trekking Guide

We, Himalayan Frozen Adventure provides the deepest knowledge leader through the Himalayan Trekking, who has the ability to face challenges. The Nepal route is an adventure challenge where has different types of risks. During the trekking, you have might some risks like altitude sickness, weather conditions, wildlife attack, and Fear of getting lost. But don't worry, the guide will solve this problem and make you feel safe with a free and delightful trip. The guide has a big role to play in making the journey contextual and excellent. The guide will make your journey pleasant and accompany you in times of danger, who will succeed in winning your heart.


Annapurna base camp trekking Porter

The Trekking porter is an adventurous person who will carry 20 to 35 kg of stuff during trekking. When you carry less, you will be able to walk and enjoy the beautiful valley of the Nepal region, which makes our trek meaningful. The porter will safely carry your bag pack. Maybe you will feel hard to carry the bag on a high elevation, so hire a guide is the best option. Those who have the ability to face challenges. A porter does not only carry the bag, who provides entertainment and fantastic throughout the trip. The porter will carry all of your luggage and you can explore the magnification view of mountains.


Last-minute trip booking

The last-minute booking can be difficult for us but we'll accept, whatever reason Himalayan Frozen Adventure has a special provision for a last-minute booking. You have to give full details and 100% percent trip payment before 24 hours, but we can't be responsible for flight, weather, and availability of lodging delay due to changes beyond our control but we try our best. As you can last-minute trip booking directly with us from email (info@himalayanfrozen.com), Whatsapp (+977 - 9840396708), and by calling. 


The necessary document you should carry on Annapurna base camp trekking

  • Insurance papers which are depending on the agency
  • Some booking and payment details.
  • passports sized photos
  • TIMS and Permits
  • Passport
  • Visa

Annapurna base camp trekking drink water

The Himalayan region can get normal free tap water, for this water you have to use purification medicine. bottled water or boiled water also available to buy at lodges and teahouse. Per day you have to drink about 4-6 liters of water for your health.


Passport & Visa

A passport with at least six months of validity from the return date is mandatorily needed. You can get the Nepalese visa from the Nepalese Embassies or Consulate in your country. You can also get the Nepalese visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Do know that there are few countries that have to apply for the Nepalese visa from their own country. Obtaining your visa is entirely your responsibility.

While booking, make sure to put full and correct passport information so that we can get all the necessary permits, tickets, and pay fees on your behalf. If you do not provide the correct information when you make your booking, we will not be able to make the necessary bookings on your behalf and cannot be held responsible.


Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

AMS or altitude sickness is one of the main risks while traversing in the high altitude. The main region behind getting AMS is when the body doesn't adjust to the lower level, and the result can be deadly. So it is very important to take proper measures on time. Gaining altitude with constant pace and proper acclimatization days will help reduce the chances of getting AMS.

Similarly, you also have to keep yourself hydrated during the trek, therefore, drink enough water and avoid alcoholic drinks as it dehydrates the body. If you are planning to trek in one of the adventurous trails of Nepal then do keep above things in your mind.

Symptoms of altitude sickness

  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Shortness of breath with exertion

Preventive measures

  • Include an adequate number of rest days in the itinerary
  • Keep yourself hydrated
  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages
  • Do not gain more than 500 meters in a day
  • Try to spend the night in lower altitude
  • Acclimatize properly at a lower altitude
  • Inform your guide immediately if any of the symptoms you see
  • Do not push yourself

Annapurna base camp trekking Best season

The climatic condition of Nepal differs from place to place depending upon geographical regions. One can have warm and hot wear in the terai whereas can observe the chilling arctic-like weather in the Himalayas. Nepal’s weather is influenced by a maritime and continental factor and has four different seasons, Autumn (September to November), followed by Winter (December to February), Spring (March to May), and finally, there is Summer/Monsoon (June to August).

The best time to go on an adventurous journey in the Himalayas is in Spring (March to May) and Autumn (mid-September to November). These are the best times to go on any treks and climbing trips because of stable weather and a moderate climate. There is only one place in Nepal, where you can go trekking in even monsoon (July to mid-September) and that is Upper Dolpo. This region lies in the rain shadow of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges and therefore does not receive rainfall in the monsoon.

Autumn (September To November)

Autumn (September-November) is one of the perfect seasons to trekking with hiking in Himalayan Nepal, so thousands of trekkers choose these months. In fact, September, October, and November months are will be full of excellent atmosphere as well as beauty, enjoys your journey with joy and beauty. The Autumn season provides reference weather with clear magnificent mountains. The temperature is good than another season. September-November is a great time to express your adventure in Himalayan Nepal. It will also be free from natural disasters such as floods and landslides these months. It's the most famous season to goes high altitude area of Himalayan. 

Winter (November To March)

Winter (November-March) is also possible to trek in Himalayan Nepal, the weather condition is stable and the days are clear. December, January and February are the cold months in Nepal. Days temperatures are cool but the nights are much cold. During the winter trek is risk winds and colder temperatures. Above 3,000m altitude being usually snowfall and freezing. If you are looking for wonderful scenery, let choose the lower elevation trek in Nepal.

Spring (March To May)

Spring (March-May) is the second famous trekking season in Himalayan Nepal. March, April, and May is also a great option to mountain climbing and high altitude trek. At spring morning weather condition will be clear, but the afternoon sky covered by the cloud, and sometimes can be rain. You can get to see beautiful flowers like jasmine, pine, and rhododendron with wild flora. During the Spring, lower altitude trek is mildly warm and above 3,000m quite a moderate temperature. This season also best to express your adventure in Nepal.

Summer (June To August)

In the summer season, the trekkers are less crowded in the Himalayan region will be less. June, July and August are the main raining season in Nepal which involves monsoon. Bad weather can hamper travel, maybe some problems during the journey due to heavy rain. Some travelers prefer to travel at this time as this is also not an emergency period. The weather is hot and almost everyday rains. This season is better for the tour to Tibet and in Himalayan Nepal like Mustang, Dolpo region, and Nar-Phu valley because these regions are in the rain-shadow.


Trekking Equipment

Trekking equipment is the essential material used during the trip to the Himalayas, which is used on a daily basis. Without trekking equipment, your trip may be unsuccessful so we request you please follow the list. If you have not time to buy in your country, so don't worry we can help to buy trekking equipment in Kathmandu. Himalayan Frozen Adventure Pvt.Ltd will make your precious time reference and entertainment.

Trekking Equipment Lists

HEAD

  • Headlight
  • Sun hat
  • Warm hat and scarf

FACE

  • Face wipes and towels
  • Sunscreen +40
  • Sunglass

Hands

  • Waterproof & Snowproof Gloves
  • Lightweight gloves

Body clothing

  • Sleeping bag
  • Down jackets
  • Sport hiking t-shirts, preferably quick-drying
  • Fleece jacket and sweaters
  • Poncho and rain jacket
  • Socks preferably cotton –mix
  • Lightweight cotton trekking pants with folding option

Lists of Footwear

  • Water/Snowproof Trekking Boots
  • Socks preferably cotton sports socks but take some extra pairs
  • Crampon (optional)

Essential gear

  • Day Backpack above the 30 L
  • Pack covers
  • Thermos Bottel- hard bottle that can be used for boiled drinking water

Water peals

  • Umbrella / Poncho
  • Walking pole if you need it
  • Thick Sleeping bag
  • Deodorant
  • Laundry soap
  • Antibacterial Gel
  • Toiletries
  • Toothbrush
  • Shampoo

Personal accessories

  • Cell phone
  • Watch
  • Camera
  • Money wallet with Money
  • Padlocks
  • Plastic bag
  • Sewing kit
  • Extra p photos and passport photocopies

First-aid Kit

  • Diamox (acetazolamide)
  • Lozenges
  • Elastic bandages
  • Moleskin
  • Cotton bandages and band-aids
  • Lancing needle
  • Antibiotic eye-drops
  • Thermometer
  • Sling
  • Paracetamol
  • Antiseptic antibacterial cream or solution
  • Painkillers
  • Anti-emetic for nausea (not at high altitude)
  • Loperamide to control diarrhea
  • Norfloxacin or Cipro to cure diarrhea, other infections
  • Oral rehydration salts

Himalayan Frozen Adventure Pvt. Ltd porter is available for (2 trekkers a porter) who will carry up to 20 kg at maximum; therefore, keep this in mind before you pack your bags!!!