Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 13 Days

  • ghorepani poon hill trek
  • Beautiful Landscape on the Way to ABC

Highlights

  • Explore two of the most famous tourist hubs in Nepal, Kathmandu, and Pokhara
  • Enjoy the views of the mountains in the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Nilgiri ranges
  • Visit the Machhapuchhre Base Camp en route to the ABC
  • Experience the Gurung culture and traditions on the trek
  • Duration13 Days
  • Max. Altitude4130m
  • Trip GradeModerate
  • Group Size1 - 10
  • Meals Breakfast in Kathmandu/Pokhara, Breafast, Lunch, and Dinner during the trek
  • AccommodationHotel In Kathmandu/Pokhara,Best available Teahouse during the Trek

Overview

Home of the majestic Mount Annapurna Range, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek pulls in many visitors who come to the country. The area is also teeming with a rich bio-diverse concatenation and is home to a diverse landscape as well. Moreover, the region is also home to the ethnic Gurung and Magar people of Nepal who have embraced the land and set up cultural and traditional practices. As such, the Poon Hill with Annapurna Base Camp Trekking spectacularly embraces the region’s best facets and presents to you a trekking experience of a lifetime.

Trek Outline

ABC Trek begins with a beautiful drive to Pokhara. As you approach the city, you will get your first glimpses of the peaks rising high against the city’s tall buildings and a lakeside ambiance. The trek also takes you through several ethnic villages and settlements where you can experience the Gurung and Magar culture up close. At each step of the way, the views of the mountain peaks keep you company.

From Pokhara, the trek continues to famous villages like Ghorepani and Tadapani, home to Magar and Gurung ethnic communities that make their living in the mountains. From the ridges of the village squares, you can see breath-taking views of mountain peaks like the Annapurna I (8091m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6997m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Mount Lamjung (6983m), and the Gangapurna (7454m) among many others. The trek also takes you to the vantage point of Poon Hill – one of the most well-known and famous viewpoints in the region.

From Poon Hill, you can enjoy a glorious panoramic view of the entire Mount Annapurna massif. Furthermore, the Poon Hill Annapurna Base Camp Trek then takes you to the base camp of the Annapurna (8091m) from where the close views of the mountains are out of this world. The trek also includes a stop at Jhinu Danda- a natural hot spring that is believed to have healing properties.

But, if you are looking for a challenging trek around the Annapurna region, then we offer our Annapurna Circuit trek– 19 days which crosses the world’s high mountain pass of Throng-la Pass, an Altitude of 5416m. This trek will let you experience the unique culture and huge diversity of landscapes. If you have a less experience with trekking and fitness issues but want to take the Annapurna experience we have our Ghorepani poon hill trek- 9 days and the beaten path trek including the Mardi Himal trek– 10 Days.

At each step of the way, the High Route Adventure offers you the best services in correspondence to the natural and Himalayan beauty. From accommodation to food to guidance and transportation, we provide the best services for your maximum satisfaction and happiness. If you want to experience the Himalayas, then book your trip with us today!

Is this trip the right fit for you?

  • The Annapurna Base Camp trek is considered one of Nepal’s best short teahouse treks. It provides stunning mountain views, cultural experiences in Gurung villages, and a challenging but achievable goal of reaching Annapurna Base Camp.
  • The trek is typically done over 7-10 days and reaches an altitude of 4,130m at ABC. Previous trekking experience at altitude is recommended.
  • The trail is steep in parts with stone steps but is mostly well-maintained. Teahouse accommodation and meals are available throughout, so you only need to carry a daypack.
  • The best time to trek is October-November when the skies are clearest. April-May is also popular but expect some rain. Winters can be very cold.
  • A moderate fitness level is required as you will be trekking for 5-7 hours most days. There are some steep ascents and descents.
  • ABC provides awesome views of Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, and Hiunchuli mountains. Sunrises from ABC are spectacular if the weather permits.
  • The Annapurna region is easily accessible from Pokhara which has transport connections with Kathmandu and India.
  • Lodges now have wifi access along the trail so you don’t have to be completely off-the-grid if that’s a concern.

What makes this trip enjoyable for you?

  • The stunning mountain scenery of the Annapurna range is a highlight, with close-up views of peaks like Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre. Sunrises and sunsets viewed from ABC are unforgettable.
  • The cultural immersion into lively Gurung villages like Chomrong and Landruk adds cultural interest through interactions with the friendly locals.
  • The physical accomplishment of completing the challenging trek to ABC is very rewarding. Walking among the Himalayan giants at 4130m is an amazing feeling.
  • The trail is incredibly scenic as it passes through bamboo forests, rhododendron-filled valleys, and suspension bridges over rushing rivers.
  • Each day offers new vistas and destinations like Poon Hill, Dovan, Deurali, and Machhapuchhre Base Camp that spur you on.
  • The comfort of lodges with wholesome meals and hot showers each night makes this a good introductory teahouse trek for those new to multi-day hikes.
  • The pace allows time to appreciate the views and nature rather than focus on completing distance each day. Side trips are also possible.
  • Spring and autumn are ideal weather for trekking. Cool nights ensure good sleep, while clear sunny days provide epic views.
  • The friendly and humble Gurung people you meet along the way are a treasured memory of the trek. It is fascinating to learn about their culture.
  • Trekking to ABC still provides a remote mountain experience despite lodges and wifi access along the trail. Leaving technology behind is rejuvenating.

If you have a short time frame but want to explore Annapurna Base Camp, we have to offer those trekkers to visit for the same holiday you can do Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek is the best option for you!!

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Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and trekking preparation

    You may arrive in Kathmandu at any time. Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be greeted by one of our airport representatives. He will help you get transferred to your Hotel. There are no planned activities for the day, so you may check into your Hotel and relax. The guide will also give you a briefing on tomorrow's trekking journey. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.

    Altitude: 1350 m
    Accommodation: Hotel
  • Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara – 6 to 7 hours by tourist bus

    Today, you will be driving to Pokhara- the tourist hub of Nepal and the region's commercial center. Pokhara is situated beside the pristine Phewa Lake is also situated close to the Annapurna Mountains. From Kathmandu, you will be driving through the winding roads along the Trishuli Gorge towards Pokhara. As you approach Pokhara, you can get your first view of the Annapurna Mountains. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Pokhara.

    Altitude: 820 m
    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel
  • Day 03: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga

    From Pokhara, you will take a short drive towards Nayapul via the Baglung Highway, going around high hills covered in pine trees. From Nayapul, you will then begin your trek to Tikhedhunga, following a path through the thick woodlands. You will also pass through the small settlement of Birethanti along the way to reach Tikhedhunga. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Tikhedhunga.

    Altitude: 1570 m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 04: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani

    The trekking trail looms on ahead into the woods from Tikhedhunga and disappears into the dense trees. Moreover, the path gradually turns steep. Approximately two hours from Tikhedhunga lays the village of Ulleri- situated amidst rolling green terrace farms. Further still is the settlement of Banthanti. Finally, after the stretch of dirt road and distant farmlands, the path reaches Ghorepani. Views of peaks in Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Hiunchuli ranges from here are quite amazing. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Ghorepani.

    Altitude: 2840 m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 05: Hike up from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3210m) - 45 minutes, Trek to Tadapani

    Situated above the ridge from Ghorepani lays one of the most famous vantage points of the region- Poon Hill. Early in the morning, you will visit Poon Hill, trekking along a steep ridge. Poon Hill presents panoramic views of the entire Mount Annapurna massif and many of its surrounding and neighboring peaks in a dramatic fashion. After spending time in Poon Hill taking in the view, you will head back down to Ghorepani, have breakfast and then trek on towards Tadapani. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Tadapani.

    Altitude: 2620 m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 06: Trek Tadapani to Chhomrong

    The trekking trail passes through thick rhododendron and bamboo groves, pine, and cedar woodlands taking you to Chhomrong. Along the journey, you can enjoy the singing of the Himalayan cicadas in the woods and the peaceful ambiance the Himalayas project down onto the valley. Occasionally, you may come across mule caravans and local village people going about their day. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Chhomrong.

    Altitude: 2140 m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 07: Trek from Chhomrong to Himalayan Hotel

    From Chhomrong, you will follow the trail that drops down the ravine towards Chhomrong Khola. From the river, the trail picks up altitude and traverses through the juniper-laden terrain towards the settlement of Khuldighar. Today's trek is a constant up-and-downhill journey before reaching Dovan. Continue to the path picks up a certain altitude as it trails up the valley.  the Himalayan bamboos cover the path, providing shade and uplifting the natural feel of the whole journey to finally reach at Himalayan hotel. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Himalayan Hotel

    Altitude: 2920m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 08: Trek from Himalaya Hotel to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) - 4 to 5 hours, via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m)

    From the Himalayan Hotel, Along the way, you will also pass by the Hinku Cave before reaching Deurali. you will follow the pathway towards the Annapurna Sanctuary where the Machhapuchhre Base Camp is located. The base camp of Machhapuchhre isn't exactly a base camp in practicality because the mountain is considered sacred and is not allowed to be climbed. Through the Annapurna Sanctuary, you will go, following the path that is surrounded by tall cliffs on all sides. Further, two hours from the sanctuary is the Annapurna Base Camp from where the views of the neighboring mountain peaks are simply magnificent. Overnight stay at the ABC.

    Altitude: 4130 m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 09: Trek back from the Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo

    From the Annapurna Base Camp, the pathway back towards the lowland villages goes through the sanctuary and delves down the valley towards the Modi River. You will traverse the trail as it winds down the terrain, enjoying the landscape and the looming mountains. Finally, you will reach the village of bamboo. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Bamboo

    Altitude: 2345 m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 10: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (Hot Spring)

    The path that leads towards Jhinu Danda is rocky and steep, but once you reach the valley floor, it becomes level again. Nestled between jarring cliffs and thick woods beside the river, Jhinu Danda is one of the best places to relax as the village harbors a natural hot spring that is believed to have natural healing properties. After reaching Jhinu, you have a dip in the hot spring and relax, enjoy the environment and the local hospitality. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Jhinu Danda.

    Altitude: 1780 m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Day 11: Trek from Jhinu Danda (Hot spring) to Siwar to Nayapul drive to Pokhara

    Following the leveled trail from Jhinu, you will reach the village of Siwar, going through the cliff-flanked settlements and farms. Nayapul is situated just a mile further from Siwar. From Nayapul, you will then drive back to Pokhara. Here, you can rest and enjoy the lively Lakeside. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Pokhara.

    Altitude: 820 m
    Meals: Breakfast/Lunch
    Accommodation: Hotel
  • Day 12: Drive back to Kathmandu early in the morning by Tourist Bus - 6 to 7 hours

    Bidding the Annapurna Mountains goodbye, you will then drive back to Kathmandu, following the same highway as before. Upon reaching the city, you will be dropped off at the Hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.

    Altitude: 1350 m
    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel
  • Day 13: Departure

    Approximately three hours before your scheduled flight, you will be dropped off at the airport for your departure.

    Meals: Breakfast

Tailor Made Holiday

You can change the itinerary, services, accommodation, and duration of this trip to suit your needs, budget. The choice is your.  Let us help you tailor-make your precious Vacation.

Inclusion

What's included ?

Domestic and International Airport Pickup and Drop-off Services:

  • International airport pick-up Service in a private
  • International airport Drop service in a private vehicle on the final departure

Accommodation Service

  • Two nights 3-star Hotel in Kathmandu (Twin Sharing, BB plan)
  • Two nights 3- star Hotel in Pokhara (Twin Sharing, BB plan )
  • Eight nights best available clean and comfortable teahouse accommodation during the trek

Trekking Permits

  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit (ACAP)
  • Trekkers' informational Management Systems Card (TIMS)

Food Services

  • 9 times of Breakfast (Local and Continental Choice)
  • 9 times of Lunch (Simple and Light Lunch in Teahouse)
  • 8 times of Dinner (Veg and Non-Veg Meals from the Local Tea House)
  • Welcome & Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu & Pokhara

Guide & Porter Services

  • English- speaking government- licensed guide
  • Local Sherpa porter for carrying Luggage (up to 25 kg Max, 2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • All Meals for the guide & porter
  • Insurances for guide & porter
  • Well-paid salary as per Government rates
  • A first-aid kit box carried by the team leader

Transportation & Others

  • From Kathmandu to Pokhara transport by standard Tourist bus (A private vehicle will be arranged upon your request)
  • From Pokhara to Kathmandu transport by standard tourist bus (A private vehicle will be arranged upon your request)
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary(from Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara)
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag(to be returned after trek completion)
  • The HRA Brand Duffle Bag for the Trip, Campany T-shirt, and Baseball cap
  • Trekking Maps
  • Trip achievement certificate
  • All local and Government taxes, Administrative charges

Complimentary Includes

  • An hour trekker message after completing the trip
  • Fresh seasonal  fruit after dinner during the trek

What's not included ?

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide and porter

Notes

Accommodation for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Accommodations in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and on the path area unit are enclosed within the package price. You will be staying at 3-star deluxe hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Trekking in Nepal in a "lodge" also known as Tea-House from the early days, is a typical local inn with minimum western facilities due to harsh terrain, high elevation, and extreme cold conditions. The room has thin walls and is not insulated. Most rooms have two beds with tables in between. The teahouse provides mattresses, pillows, and blankets.  You will be staying at the simplest available teahouses while trekking. There is travel by local families & mountain communities. Your room will have an attached bathroom and a hot shower at Tikhedhunda, Ghorepani,  Chhomrong, and Jhinudanda. At higher altitudes, only basic facilities are going to be available at the lodge- Wi-Fi service, clean air-conditioned rooms, shared clean bathrooms (western-style toilet), a restaurant, an eating place, and a bar. You would like to pay extra for using the Wi-Fi, and electronic devices.

The accommodation after chommrung is arranged on a sharing basis because the communities have different rules for building a few teahouses in each place. If traveling solo. You get to share the room with a fellow traveler of an equivalent gender. One room is going to be available for the asking, at additional cost, if possible. There are single rooms that are not available during the peak season.

Food in the Annapurna Region

Annapurna base camp trek, good food is very important to keep all the members fit and healthy throughout the trip.
Meals are served in a large dining hall, some higher cold places furnished with pot-bellied stove to keep the dining room warm and cozy while trekking. Items of foods can be ordered by choosing two types of a la carte or set menus, for a la carte with wide listed food and drink menu from Farmers, American, or simple breakfast to Lunch, Dinner, and light snacks.

Most tourists standard average lodge, managed and run by family members including cooking, the menu is laden with popular and famous Nepalese meals, known as Dal-Bhat (boiled rice, lentil soup to add with mild seasonal vegetable curry), Continental, and Chinese to Tibetan with Indian as well Italian and Mexican dishes. In some good lodges on route trekking Korean and Japanese foods are also available. Fresh meat products and items are rare in most areas of trekking, Fresh bakery items are also available in major villages like Ghorepani, and Chommrung in on-route trekking.

The best time to visit around Annapurna Himalaya region

Nepal, has four main seasons, namely spring (mid-February to May), summer as well the monsoon and wet times (June to August), autumn/fall (September to November), and winter (December to mid-February).

One can travel around Annapurna Himalaya nearly all months of the year, the best time is spring from March to May and autumn/fall to pre-winter seasons. Depending upon your choice of interest and destinations, likewise for a short moderate trek, one can visit during winter, and Monsoon months also.

Springtime and autumn/fall, are the peak season for treks and other adventures around Nepal Himalaya, including the Annapurna region. The other best time is autumn/fall which is also a high season and the trail is busy and crowded.

During spring, this season is a perfect atmosphere and the temperature is cool. In the spring season, wildflowers will be blooming. The spring is flowering rhododendrons blooming entire the trekking trail and hills. This autumn season Clear skies and stunning mountain views are Breathtaking. while both seasons, It is a combination of clear skies, and the White Mountain is a wonderful experience in your lifetime.

Entry permit & Requirement

All trekkers are required to obtain trekking permits known as TIMS (Trekking Information Management Service), for the Annapurna region. Issued and controlled by TAAN (Trekking Agent Association of Nepal).

Entry Permits TIMS will be collected by your guide from High Route Adventure, associated as well lifetime member of TAAN.

The entry permits TIMS, will be kept by your guide as it needs to be registered at every check-post in major villages on route trekking.

The TIMS card will be handed to you at the end of the trip, as a good memorable souvenir of the treks. The other permit required is the ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) entry fee ticket, which will be obtained by the company in Kathmandu, or on the first entrance of the ACAP checkpost. These are the main entry permits required on a trek around the Annapurna Himalaya region. The permits are important to ensure and safeguard all trekkers from safety, especially for individual or solo trekkers if they are lost this will help to track the missing person on route trekking.

Altitude Sickness & Acclimatization

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a Moderate trek and safe journey in the Annapurna region. You can reach a high altitude of 4200m from sea level. In and around the Annapurna region, altitude sickness or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) does not affect much, you are trekking below 4200m elevation.

For a moderate short trek to Annapurna base camp as well around other southern areas of Annapurna Himalaya, these places are safe from AMS as you hardly reach above 4200m high.

For ABC trek where trekkers sometimes catch the symptoms of altitude sickness with light headache, nausea, or lack of appetite. The area is safe if AMS occurs, where one can descend to lower areas.

Preventive measures against AMS using Diamox or Acetazolamide tablets as per your doctor and guide advice. The major problem is when one catches symptoms of HACE (High Altitude Cerebral Edema) which is water in the brain and HAPE (High Altitude Pulmonary Edema), a symptom with some water in the lungs. Where the victim needs rescue or immediate evacuation for proper medical treatment.

Drinking Water during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Drinking water is available in every shop, and store as well as in restaurants, and in the lodge where you stay, depending upon your requirement, medically on treks and in high altitude, where one needs 2-3 liters of safe drinking water every day. One can buy safe drinking water served boiled and filtered where some trekkers enjoy free drinking water from the nearby fresh clear stream, water spouts, and creeks which need much filtration adding water purifying tablets, or iodine.

The best is to buy from the lodge, where drinking water is much safe boiled and cooled. Around Annapurna, there are some places with water stations, at affordable prices, as well as Annapurna Base Camp. The water station is run and managed by the local community and ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project).

Other options are bottled mineral water available in every village store and shop as well at the lodge, the cost can be dear as you trek further high. But we at High Route Adventure, do not encourage trekkers to buy bottled water, as it creates much rubbish as we follow the concept of Responsible Tourism or Eco-Trekking to preserve the surrounding pristine environment.

 Travel and Medical Insurance

Most importantly you purchase in the home country through good and reliable Insurance companies, that should cover medical conditions including rescue services, by the fastest means of transport like a chopper.

In all Himalayan countries including Nepal and Annapurna region, even a healthy and physically fit can get sick, either from past personal medical side or other reasons like AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness).

For severe illness, one needs immediate evacuation, and the quickest way to reach a safe place with good medical facilities like in Pokhara city, or Kathmandu.

Travel Insurance, should cover your holiday duration in case of bad unfavorable weather conditions even at the best time of the season.

In the Himalayas or in the Annapurna region, where trail conditions can be affected by landslides, or heavy snow that might create a situation to delay or cancel the trip. For unforeseen circumstances, you will be safe with your Insurance policy, which you claim back at home after providing the official letter from your local agent or High Route Adventure.

Trip Safety

Client safety is our top priority, including guides, field staff, and porters in all our programs and itineraries, which are well-planned and designed to keep our trip as per the standard itinerary. It is also a guideline, as it can be slightly changed in case of the client’s physical fitness and weather conditions.

If there’s too much danger to encounters like landside, broken trails, avalanches, snowstorms, or other major calamities, we plan and decide what is best for our clients and staff's safety.

We at High Route Adventure, are fully committed to keeping all our adventures safe and sound in all respects, sometimes it all depends on the clients themselves whether they have chosen the right trips at the right time.

All our expert guides and leaders will make your holiday adventure worthwhile and memorable, in case of an emergency our guides are reliable to cope with any situation for the safety of all members including staff.

Our guide has basic medical experience and First Aid, well well-versed in Eco-Trekking to make the trek and environment safe and enjoyable.

Map

The map for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek proves to be an invaluable resource, guiding you through the challenging yet consistently gratifying terrains. This essential tool enhances your ability to navigate the stunning landscapes of the Annapurna region, providing a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the captivating culture of the local inhabitants.Annapurna Base Camp Trek Map Route

Equipment

Trekking and Hiking equipment of following basic checklist should help you for your packing to our trips. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your clothing equipment back to a minimum. Weight of you packed trek bag should be less than 15 kilograms. Please remember this is just a checklist and you should not necessarily need to bring everything that is listed below.

  • Lightweight thermal gloves
  • Hiking boots
  • 2 pairs of thin and 2 pair of thick woolen socks.
  • Trekking trousers
  • Waterproof (trousers / jacket)
  • Base layer shirts
  • Underwear (4)
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Thin, lightweight (inner socks) (4)
  • Head lamp ,spare bulbs, & batteries
  • Small padlock to lock trek bag
  • Plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
  • Small wash towel
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Sun protection (including total bloc for lips)
  • Trekking poles
  • Down jacket
  • Water bottle 1 liters
  • Hand wash
  • Snow glasses and sunglasses
  • Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking.

 

Additional   equipment check list

  • Headband or Beanie
  • Swiss army knife
  • Lip guard
  • Sun lotion
  • Scarf or neck Band
  • Rain jacket/ Umbrella

FAQs of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Which areas of Annapurna Himalaya mostly trekked and popular?

    Few scenic and cultural treks within the Annapurna region are more popular in Nepal, as well as around the whole world. Ghorepani and Poon Hill a short and popular treks, as well as Annapurna base camp and sanctuary, and the most famous of all is Annapurna Circuit of more than two-week treks.
  • Is all Annapurna region requires trekking permits?

    Yes, all-region of Annapurna Himalaya requires trekking permits called TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems), where on booking treks your trekking agents will obtain, after filling a form with all passport details including your PP size photos.
  • Does the Annapurna region fall within National Parks?

    Not exactly, but quite similar to national parks it falls within ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project). Established in 1986, the largest and first Conservation, a protected area in Nepal covers the territory of 7, 629 sq. km.
  • Do visitors and trekking needs permits to enter ACAP?

    All trekkers require ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project), entry permits at the cost of US$ 30 equivalent to Nepalese Rupees/currency.
  • Can we charge our electronic gadgets, cell-phone, laptop, and batteries?

    Nearly all lodges on main trails around Annapurna do have hydroelectricity with some places have solar power, where guest can charge their electronic appliances, on paying some fees for charging your gadgets.
  • What are the religion and culture around southern areas of Annapurna?

    The southern areas of the Annapurna Himalaya region, populated mostly by Gurung people the hill tribes of the Annapurna area. Interwoven to Buddhism religion and colorful culture of age-old heritage and farming, as well raising live-stock. With few other hill people like Magar Poon, around Ghorepani and Poon Hill area, includes Hindu Bharamins and Chettries on low areas of Annapurna Himalaya.
  • How long does it take to visit Annapurna Base Camp & Sanctuary?

    From one week to 10 / 12 days, depends upon one interest and holiday duration in Nepal for the trek. Minimum of a week to and from Pokhara city with drive both ways. One can make it longer by adding Ghorepani and Poon Hill taking a few days more.
  • Which trek is beautiful with wild-flowers in seasonal bloom?

    The right season is spring where hills are alive with wild-flowers in seasonal bloom, especially the rhododendron of various colors and species. The best trek to be in flowering time would be Ghorepani / Poon Hill, as well as around high areas of the southern Annapurna region. On the way to Mardi Himal Trek to be a flowering time in the Spring season.
  • Do we need guides and porters on Annapurna Base Camp Treks?

    Depends upon one budget to cover the whole treks, where on booking with local or abroad trekking agencies, where guide and porters are included on the package cost. But for individual trekkers can trek without guides or porters, but quite risky on off the beaten tracks around the remote region of Annapurna Himalaya. Best with guides on longer and off the main trail trekking areas for safe and enjoyable adventure.
  • Can we hire guides and porters only with local agencies in Nepal?

    It is possible to hire a guide and porters from the local agencies at a certain standard price of daily wages. Including meals, accommodation, and transportation throughout the trek. As well as covering medical insurance against accidents or any other unfortunate incidents.
  • When do we show our gratitude like tipping to fellow guides and porters?

    At the end of the trek in Pokhara or any town and village after completing the trekking with time to bid farewell to the guide, staff, and porters.
  • Can we store some clothes and items not required on treks in Annapurna Base Camp?

    Yes, at the hotel you stay for the first nights and after finishing the treks around the Annapurna region if the itinerary has last night in Pokhara.

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