Annapurna Base Camp Trekking continues to be one of the most popular treks in Nepal, let alone the world for a reason. Annapurna Base Camp (4,140m) is a small campsite surrounded by a mighty amphitheater of mountains, including Machapuchhare (6,993m), Annapurna I (8091m), and Hiunchuli (6,441m).
This is one of the most beautiful treks that combines trekking in majestic scenery and experiencing a variety of cultures from numerous ethnic groups unmatched by any other treks in Nepal. The trek begins from lowland villages and lush green rice terraces. The ethnic villages of Ghandruk and Chhomrung are the most well-known localities in the region. The Gurung and Managi villages will give you a special opportunity to see the ethnic lifestyle and cultural riches of Himalayas. Observing and mingling with the locals can be the most rewarding experience during the trek, and is the highlight for most trekkers. As you continue to climb the high mountains, pastures and terraced fields, deep forests of oak, bamboo and rhododendron trees come alive.
At the high point of your journey, the trail across glacial moraines leads you into the sacred Annapurna Sanctuary, from where you will see undeniably beautiful and unimaginable panoramic imagery of the serene surroundings. See the magnificent sunrise and sunset upon these incredible mountains for a photo opportunity of a lifetime.
Annapurna Base camp trek provides typical tea house accommodations run by the local people. Soak up your sore muscles in the natural hot springs as we descend from the high mountains. To make your journey simple and cheaper, there are fixed departure dates available for Annapurna Base Camp trekking.
Suggestion: Annapurna base camp trek can be customized and we can make it shorter than our suggested itinerary, please don’t hesitate to email Day Tours Nepal tour expert.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Trip Facts
Grade: Moderate. Best Season: September-Nov, Feb-May
Max Attitude: 4131m. Accommodation: Lodge/ Hotel
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Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Itinerary:
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Cost Include(s)
- Full Board (breakfast, lunch and Dinner) in Trekking
- Accommodation during trek (local lodge).
- Government registered local expert guide,
- Porters to carry trekking bags.
- Annapurna Conservation park fees and TIMS card.
- In cities Accommodation with breakfast.
- Guided Tour in city.
- Welcome and farewell dinner.
- Equipment clothing for porter & staffs.
- Insurance for all staff & porters.
- Transportation as per itinerary
- First Aid Kit Comprehensive
- Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Map for Each Member
- Salary, allowances, expenses & insurance for all staff including porters
- Nepal visa – Multiple Entrée 30 days – USD 40
- Lunch & dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu
- Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
- Tips for guide and porter
- Table drinks, snacks, personal insurance, medical evacuation in case of emergency.
- Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc…
- International airfare and airport taxes, excess baggage charges, etc..
- Entrance fees during the sightseeing in city.
- Lightweight walking boots that are broken in prior to arrival in Nepal to avoid blisters
- 2-3 synthetic tee shirts, long sleeve shirts
- 1-2 synthetic hiking pants, zip-off pants
- Fleece or sweatshirt for cool night temperatures
- Rain jacket or poncho (Gore-tex or equivalent)
- Rain pants (Gore-tex or equivalent)
- Thick wool socks, thin synthetic liner socks to prevent blisters
- Synthetic underwear
- Sun hat
- Warm puffy down filled jacket (synthetic or natural feathers).
- Synthetic mid layer (fleece, wool, or lightweight down sweater).
- Soft shell or insulated ski pants.
- Sleeping bag to -15C
- Thermal underwear/base layer
- Beanie with ear flaps (wool or fleece)
- Balaclava or face mask
- A pair of winter gloves/mitts (waterproof)
- A pair of lightweight gloves (fleece or synthetic materials)
- Ski goggles or glacier glasses (polarized)
- Gaiters (to cover boots and lower leg)
What to bring
- 1-2 water bottles – 2 liters
- Iodine to purify water (Can be purchased in cities)
- Sunglasses and strap
- Trekking poles
- Toilet paper and cigarette lighter (toilet paper can be bought in cities)
- Small headlamp/flashlight/torch with spare batteries
- Personal medical supplies
- Pocket knife
- Small daypack – 25 liters
- Personal snacks from home (candy bars, protein bars, granola, nuts, etc.)
- Sandals or slip on shoes for walking around tea houses or camp
- Biodegradable soap and/or shampoo.
- Spare boot laces
- Large plastic bag to line backpack, day pack from wet conditions, and small bag for dirty clothes
Passport / visa
A valid permit is required for most areas in Nepal, which we will obtain upon your arrival. We will require one working days and two passports size photographs. There are two major permits, which are National Park permits and special regional permits for restricted area permits (Upper Mustang, Manaslu, Dolpa, etc.) .
Always carry Nepalese rupees in small bills on your trek. The amount to be cared depends on the area and the duration of the trek. A guideline for this will be presented during our trek briefing. Money will only be required for the purchase of soft/hard bottled drinks and souvenirs along the way. Other money and valuables should be kept in a safe deposit box in your hotel in Kathmandu. Altitude sickness if a serious consideration if you are climbing or trekking in Nepal and it’s essential that you investigate the causes, symptoms and treatment of altitude sickness before you travel to Nepal. There are approximately three deaths per year in Nepal from altitude sickness, but with the right precautions there is no reason why you should become one of these statistics. Acclimatization’s the word used to describe the adjustments your body makes as it ascends. You should adjust your schedule so that you average no more than 400 meters per day of ascent above 3,000 meters. If you fail to allow time for acclimatization, you may develop symptoms of Attitude mountaineering System. The AMS may be mild enough to go away with a day’s rest or if ignored may lead to death. All that is required to ensure a safe trek is basic awareness of AMS, and a willingness to rest or descend if you develop symptoms. As a result of the growing awareness of altitude problems there is only one death from AMS in Nepal out of every 30,000 trekkers and climbers. Even these deaths would be avoidable if everyone knew how to respond to AMS. There are no reliable figures for casualties among porters.
For more information ask your questions directly to Day Tours Nepal who will be happy to assist you.