Annapurna Base Camp Trek


Kathmandu

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Duration
14 Days
Max Altitude
13,550 ft ft
Difficulty
Moderate - Diffuculty
Low Temp
0-5°C ° C
High Temp
15-20 ° C

Overview

Cost Include

1. Annapurna conservation permits.
2. Annapurna trekking map.
3. Full board plan (breakfast lunch, dinner) provided during trekking.( 3 cups of tea per day).
4. Hotel on bed and breakfast plan during Kathmandu stay and Pokhara stay.
5. An experienced license holder guide and required porters. (1 porter for two trekkers and there will be 1 assistant guide for more than eight trekkers.)
6. International and domestic pick up/drop.
7. Medical kit box and required medicine for the trek.
8. Rounds tickets to Kathmandu-pokhara for trekkers, guide and assistant guide.
9. Duffels bag will be provided.
10. TIMS Card.
11: All necessary transport from Pokhara to nayapul and back.
12: Food, drinks, salary, equipment, insurance, transportation, accommodations and local tax for guides and porters.
13. All government tax and vat.
14. Farewell dinner with us.

 

Cost Exclude

1. Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
2. Your travel insurance,.
3. International flight and departure tax.
4. Any expense of personal nature.
5. Nepal entry visa fee
6. Any kinds of Bar bills.
7. All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic Drinks,

 8. Rescue operation.


Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu airport

Day 2: Trek preparations:

Day 3: Drive to Pokhara:

Day 4: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhadhunga (1540 m)

Day 5: Trek to Ghorepani (2860 m).6 hr walk.

Day 6: Hike poon hill and trek to Tadapani (2630m).7 hr walk

Day 7: Trek to Chhomrong (2170 m)-6 hr walk.

Day 8: Chhomrong to Dovan.(2600m )6 hr walk.

Day 9: Dovan to MBC (3700m)-5 hr walk.

Day 10: Trek to ABC (4130m) and trek down to Dovan.

Day 11: Trek to Jhinu Danda (1780 m)

Day 12: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara.

Day 13: Drive to Kathmandu.

Day 14: Final departure.





Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu airport

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu airport, our representatives will pick you from Kathmandu airport and transfer you to the hotel in Thamel. Stay overnight in Kathmandu. (Accommodation provided).


Day 2: Trek preparations:

Today is the day for trek preparations. Our guide will help you in packing and let you know if anything’s is required to hire or buy. You will also visit our office in the evening.  Stay overnight in Kathmandu. (Accommodation and breakfast is provided)


Day 3: Drive to Pokhara:

In the morning our guide will pick you from the hotel and take you to bus station where you will drive 7 hours to reach Pokhara city. You will have two stop for breakfast and lunch before reaching the pokharta bus station. On reaching Pokhara you will be transferred to hotel and you will have plenty of time to walk around Pokhara lakeside. Stay overnight in Pokhara. (Accommodation and breakfast is provided).


Day 4: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhadhunga (1540 m)

After breakfast with and the stunning view of Annapurna, we will drive one and half hour to reach the Nayapul where we will start our trekking. From Nayapul passing Birathanti and many villages, it will take us 4 hours to reach the Tikhadhunge where we will stay overnight. (Accommodation, breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided).


Day 5: Trek to Ghorepani (2860 m).6 hr walk.

Today is the hardest day of the trek which begins with climbing the stairs for around two hours to reach Ulleri. After that, we will walk t5hrough villages and forest. We will have a view of some mountains and hills.  After walking for seven-hour you will reach Ghorepani a beautiful village with many mountains view. We will stay overnight in the lodge. (Accommodation, breakfast, lunch, and Dinner will be provided)


Day 6: Hike poon hill and trek to Tadapani (2630m).7 hr walk

Today early in the morning after a cup of tea we will hike to pooh hill visitor’s tower to see the sunrise and Mountain View. Along with sunrise, we will be able to see mountains like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna fishtail and many more. After taking some pix we will trek down hand take breakfast and start walking towards Tadapani. We will be there in 6 hours passing Gurung hill equally important like poon hill. We will stay overnight in a lodge.


Day 7: Trek to Chhomrong (2170 m)-6 hr walk.

After breakfast, we will walk towards Chhomrong villages passing many tea houses on the way. We will pass bridges too. On reaching Chhomrong we will have plenty of time for walk around the village. Stay overnight in the local guest house. (Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner will be provided).


Day 8: Chhomrong to Dovan.(2600m )6 hr walk.

After breakfast, we will walk down for 1 hour and up 2 hours you will be in Sinwa passing Bhanwa on the way. Sinwa is the last village on the way to Abc. After here there is only people who live for a business purpose. Walking straight to Khudi and down we will be in bamboo where you can have lunch over there. After that the journey leads to Dovan to stay overnight passing bamboo forests, rhododendrons and oak tree.(accommodation, breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided)


Day 9: Dovan to MBC (3700m)-5 hr walk.

From Dovan trek to Machhapuchera base camp, walking the up way through Modi River passing Himalayan, Hinku cave and Deurli. At passing the way we can have a wonderful view of waterfall on the next side of the small green hill. We also can see Annapurna iii, fishtail and Gandarbachuli in the front.Stay overnight in local lodges. (Accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided).


Day 10: Trek to ABC (4130m) and trek down to Dovan.

Today wake up early in the morning and trek to Abc after view and pictures trek down to Mbc Grab the bag and trek down all the way to Dovan for night stay. (Accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided).


Day 11: Trek to Jhinu Danda (1780 m)

After having breakfast we will star our walk towards Jhinu Danda which is famous for natural hot spring pool. This will help your body to relax after doing abc. We will stay overnight in lodges (Accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided).


Day 12: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara.

Today we will start our walk early so that we will reach Nayapul early and can reach Pokhara by drive early which will have some time to walk around lake side.( Accommodation, Breakfast and lunch provided)


Day 13: Drive to Kathmandu.

We will take a bus from Pokhara bus station which takes 7 hours to reach Kathmandu. Stay in Kathmandu hotel (Breakfast and accommodation and farewell dinner will be provided)


Day 14: Final departure.

Today our representatives will drop you to the international airport for a final departure. During your way home you will have a plenty of time to think about your trip to Annapurna circuit with magic Himalaya treks and expeditions and make you think about your next adventure travel to Nepal.

Things to carry

Bare Necessities

  1. Trekking shoes: There could be slippery patches on ABC trail, especially where you’re crossing streams. You will need trekking shoes with good grip. Sports shoes will not be comfortable. You can watch this video to learn to choose the right trekking shoes.
  2. Backpack (40-60 litres): A backpack with sturdy straps and a supporting frame. Rain cover for backpack is essential.


Clothes

  1. Three warm layers: At the campsites, especially the higher ones – Machapuchare Base camp and Annapurna Base camp – the temperature after sundown can drop down to below 0 degrees. You will need at least three warm layers (two lights layers such as fleece and woollen and one padded jacket) for this trek.
  2. Three trek pants: Wear one pair and carry the other two.
  3. Three collared t-shirts: Carry light, full sleeved t-shirts that prevent sun burns on the neck and arms. Again, wear one and carry two. A common mistake that trekkers make is not changing their tshirts often enough. Regardless of how cold it is, the body tends to sweat a lot. Trekkers who don’t change to fresh clothes fall ill due to wet clothes and are often unable to complete their trek.
  4. Thermals (Optional): Those who are more susceptible to cold can carry thermals to wear at night.


Accessories

  1. Sunglasses: Sunglasses are to prevent snow blindness. While you’re unlikely to find snow in October, carry a pair nonetheless.
  2. Suncap: The sun feels stronger while walking on the mountain slopes. Carry a suncap to protect your head and neck from the heat, especially if you’re trekking later in the day.
  3. Synthetic hand gloves: One pair of fleece or woolen hand gloves. One pair of water proof/resistant, wind proof gloves.
  4. Balaclava: You may use woolen scarves instead as well.
  5. Socks (2 pairs):  Apart from two sports socks, you can take a pair of woolen socks for the night.
  6. Headlamp/LED torch: Mandatory
  7. Trekking pole: Watch this video to understand why you need a trekking pole.


Others

  1. Daypack (20 litres): If you are offloading your backpack, you will need a smaller backpack to carry water, medical kit and some light snacks.
  2. Toiletries: Sunscreen, moisturiser, light towel, lip balm, toilet paper, toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitiser. If you plan to use wet wipes to clean up after a trek, make sure you do not leave the used wipes/tissues back in the mountains since these are not biodegradable. The same holds for used sanitary napkins. Carry a zip lock bag to put used tissues and napkins. Bring this ziplock bag back with you to the city and do not dispose wet tissues and sanitary napkins in the mountains.
  3. Two water bottles: 1 litre each. The use of plastic is not permitted in the Annapurna region. You will not find plastic or mineral water bottles on sale anywhere, in case you plan to buy and reuse bottles. So make sure you bring your own water bottles.
  4. Plastic covers: While packing, use plastic bags to compartmentalise things and carry a few extra plastic bags for wet clothes.


Mandatory Personal Medical Kit

  1. Diamox – 10 tablets (to prevent AMS)
  2. Dexamethasone – one strip
  3. Nifedipine – 5 tablets
  4. Crocin – 6 tablets (fever)
  5. Avomine – 4 tablets (motion sickness)
  6. Avil 25mg – 4 tablets (allergies)
  7. Combiflam – 4 tablets (Pain killer)
  8. Disprin – 6 tablets (headache)
  9. Norflox TZ & Lomofen– 6 tablets each (diarrhea)
  10. Digene – 10 tablets (acidity)
  11. Omez/ Rantadine – 10 tablets (antacids)
  12. Crepe bandage – 3 to 5 meters
  13. Gauze – 1 small roll
  14. Band aid – 10 strips
  15. Cotton – 1 small roll
  16. ORS – 10 packets
  17. Betadine or any antiseptic cream
  18. Moov spray (aches, & sprains)



Mandatory Documents

To enter the Annapurna Sanctuary Area and to trek, you need to register and pay the entry fee. This fee is 1,000 NPR  for Indians and 4,000 NPR for International trekkers. This includes the fee to the National Trust for Nature conservation and for registering with the Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS). The Indiahikes trekking fee is inclusive of these charges. If you choose to go with a guide, the guide will do the necessary paperwork. If not, you can get this registration done at Kathmandu, Pokhara, Nayapul checkpost or Birethanti checkpost.  It takes around 15-20 minutes to get this done.  At Pokhara, you can get this in the Tourism office of Pokhara.  If you are getting it at Nayapul or Birethanti, get down from the bus, get your permit and then push up to Ghandruk. You will receive a TIMS card which you will carry with you on the trek.


How to prepare

How to reach

By Air :- 
Most major air carriers like Indian Airlines (www.indian-airlines.nic.in) Jet airways (www.jetairways.com) operate daily flights to Kathmandu. Reaching Kathmandu by flight from New Delhi is the most convenient way.


Delhi to Kathmandu by train + bus :- 
Day 1: Take a train from Delhi to Gorakhpur. The Vaishali Express leaves Delhi at around 19:45 and arrives at Gorakhpur Junction at 09:10 next morning, or there's another train from New Delhi at 17:20 arriving Gorakhpur at 06:35 next morning. The fare is around Rs. 2440 (£35 or $54) in AC1, Rs. 1240 (£18 or $27) in AC2, Rs. 785 (£12 or $18) in AC3 or Rs. 315 in Sleeper Class - check current times and fares at www.indianrail.gov.in or www.irctc.co.in.


Day 2: Take a bus or jeep from Gorakhpur to the Nepalese frontier at Sunauli (Indian side) and Bhairawa (Nepalese side, often also called Sunauli). Journey time about 3 hours, Rs. 55 (£1 or $2).
Walk across the frontier, it's then a few minutes’ walk to the Bhairawa bus station. Take a bus or jeep on to Kathmandu. Buses take 9 to 12 hours, cost about 120 Nepalese Rupees or 230 Indian Rupees (£1 or $2). There are many buses daily, either daytime buses leaving regularly until about 11:00 or overnight buses leaving regularly from about 16:00 until 19:00. Indian rupees may be accepted here in Bhairawa, but not further into Nepal.
It's also possible to travel via Varanasi An overnight train links Delhi & Varanasi. Buses link Varanasi with the Nepalese border.


FAQ

1. What is the style of accommodation on this trek?

Trekkers will be staying in tea houses on all days of the trek. Rooms in the tea house will be shared with fellow trekkers.


2. Will you provide us with tents and sleeping bags?

Yes, Adventurescape trekkers are usually provided with tents and sleeping bags. While these will not be required on a teat house trek such as ABC, we will provide sleeping bags if it gets too cold and the blankets provided in the tea houses do not suffice.


3. What will the temperature be like during the months of April and October?

Day temperatures will be around 15°C-20°C in October. Night temperatures will be 0 -5°C. This could even fall to below 0°C at Machapuchare Basecamp and Annapurna Base camp.


4. Which are the best seasons for the ABC trek?

There are 2 seasons for this trek – April and October.


5. When will there be snow on this trek?

There is unlikely to be snow on this trek in October. If you’re trekking in April, you will most likely find snow close to Machapuchare Base camp and on the way to ABC.


6. What will we do if it rains?

If it starts raining while you’re trekking, we will continue on the trail as planned. Your poncho should protect you from the rain. Carry a backpack cover for extra protection from rain for your belongings. Your trek leader might take a call for the group to stay back at a place in case the weather takes a turn for the worse, in which case, you will use your buffer days.


7. At what time should we reach Pokhara?

Reach Pokhara preferably a day earlier. If that doesn’t work then get there latest by 7.00 am on Day 1. The pickup point will be near the lake.


8. How will we get back to Pokhara?

The trek on Day 8 will end at Syauli Bazaar. Indiahikes will arrange for cabs to bring you back to Pokhara. The drive will take 3-4 hours.


9. Will backpacks, raincoats and other equipment be available for rent?

Adventurescape does not rent any equipment on this trek. There are several websites that rent out trekking equipment. You will need to purchase/rent whatever you require before arriving on the trek.


10. Is this a good trek for a first timer?

The ABC trek is rated moderate-difficult. The trail is well laid in most parts of the trek. However, there are some very steep ascents and descents on steep steps, which can take a toll on your knees. This can be done by first-timers provided they are physically fit.


11. Is there an option to offload my backpack on this trek?

Yes, there is an option to offload your backpack. This will cost Rs.4,725 inclusive of tax. You will need to inform us in advance if you wish to offload your backpack. The offloaded bag should not weigh more than 9 kg. Strollers, duffel bags, suitcases etc. are not allowed. We suggest you read “5 Tips to make Carrying your Trekking Backpack Easy” before making a decision.


12. Can I take my child along on this trek? What is the age limit?

ABC trek is a moderate-difficult trek. It requires a high level of fitness. The minimum age requirement for the trek is 14 years. If your child meets this criterion and is physically fit, you can take her/him along.


13. What kind of food is served on the trek? Should we carry any food?

All meals will be had at tea houses. At breakfast, you will usually have a choice between eggs, bread, muesli, oats. Lunch mainly comprises of dal, rice, and vegetables. At dinner, you will get to choose from a number of options from the tea house menu. Typical options are spaghetti, noodles, fried rice etc. You may carry nuts and dry fruits if necessary.

You will find shops that stock everything from chocolates to toilet paper in all tea houses. The price increases as you move higher up. For example, a bar of Snickers can cost you as much as 500 Nepalese rupees.


14. Who will be there with us on the trek from Adventurescape?

An Adventurescape team consisting of a qualified Trek leader, trek guides and porters will be with you throughout the trek.


15. What are the washroom/toilet facilities like on the trek?

Since you will be staying in tea houses on all days of the trek, you will have access to concrete toilets. Rooms in tea houses at lower altitudes have attached toilets. At higher altitudes, you will have access to common toilets, which are very clean and hygienic.


16. Will there be water sources on the way? Will two litres of water be enough?

You will have access to drinking water at the tea houses where you stay. For your day’s trek, two litres of water should be enough. You will be able to refill water bottles from tea houses on the way on all the days of the trek. Tea houses provide filtered drinking water free of cost. If you wish to drink RO purified water, you can purchase it in tea house for 100 NPR a bottle. You need to carry your own water bottles since plastic bottles (even packaged drinking water bottles) are not sold anywhere in the Annapurna region.


17. Is there mobile network on this trek? Are there any electricity charging points on this trek?

Network on NCell is available almost all the way till Bamboo. Major tea houses have the facility to make calls for an additional charge. You can buy wifi at all tea houses for 200-300 NPR. Tea houses charge you 100-300 NPR for the use of electricity charging points. The rates increase as you go higher up on the trail.

The dining area in tea houses at lower altitudes usually have common charging points that you can use for free.


18. Do I need special snowshoes on this trek?

You don’t need special snowshoes. A good trekking shoe is sufficient for the trek. If you’re planning to buy a new pair of trekking shoes, we recommend that you get something that is water resistant.When there is snow, we provide microspikes and gaiters. This video will help you select the right shoes in case you need to buy a new pair before the trek.


19. Why is the trekking pole necessary?

A trekking pole provides stability and balance and also helps to reduce fatigue. 

 

20. When it gets really cold can I consume alcohol?

Alcohol is dangerous in extreme cold, especially at high altitudes. Contrary to what people believe, alcohol does not make you warmer. Instead, it opens your pores making your body colder. Moreover, it dehydrates you very quickly. Hence consumption of alcohol is absolutely prohibited on all Indiahikes treks. Anyone found with alcohol is quickly removed from the trek. Smoking, similarly, is not allowed on Indiahikes treks. Being a tea house trek, alcohol tends to be easily available on the ABC trek. Make sure you don’t sneak in a drink!

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trek


You can either transfer the same trek to any of your friends/family or get a voucher for the same amount and register for any of our treks in future (validity 1 year) Or Get a refund of 90%

(If the trek amount varies, the balance needs to be paid by the trekker)


Cancellation between 30 days and 15 days to the start of the trek

You can either choose to go for any other trek or other batches for the same trek depending on availability Or Get a refund of 75%


Cancellation between 15 days and 10 days to the start of the trek

You can choose to go on the same trek with other batches in the same season Or Get a refund of 50%


Cancellation less than 10 days to the start of the trek

You can transfer your trek to your friend/family (same trek) No cash refund.

Trek Fee Per Person

₹35950

GST 5% is applicable on the fee.

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