Annapurna Base Camp Trek
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Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular moderate treks in the globe. The path passes through cascading waterfalls, beautiful villages, terraced farmlands, lush rhododendron forests, and super mountain vistas before accomplishing the bottom of the strong Annapurna. This offers enough time to witness the staggeringly lovely peaks of all the Annapurna giants that encircle the basin Mountains in Annapurna region from the imperative center. It isn't the tallest, however, rises in the coronary heart of Himalayas. Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna IV etc are a number of the mountains in Annapurna area. The Annapurna base camp trek additionally ensures you fun, pleasure and a tremendous insight about the natural and cultural heritages of the tiny Himalayan country, Nepal. It's far one of the most lovely treks passing thru the various ethnic group's subculture and the kind of plant life wooded area and wildlife.
To reach Annapurna Base Camp we need to follow the trial of terraced lands, dense adorable wooded area of rhododendron, Gurung communities traditional and cultural villages. The trek begins from Nayapul approximately 1 hour 30 minutes drive from Pokhara. Pokhara identified as the stunning metropolis of complete Nepal is the Gateway of Annapurna base camp trek. You may enjoy saturated by nature and unidentifiable calm within the coronary heart and soul. The main part, Ghandruk Valley is the pinnacle of the ridge, greater than 500m above. Usually, our path might be the highlands of Annapurna location. Because of the excessive altitude, some of us might also sense the problem in our frame however the problem won't rise up in some unspecified time in the future of the trek.
First of all, we will attain to Nayapul. Then Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Chhomrung, Deurali and ultimately to Annapurna base camp. We will be passing through many viewpoints. Among them, Poon Hill could be the maximum lovely view factor from where we will see the mixture of greater than 10 mountains serially. Considering the fact that our trial is going clockwise we can not go back returning the same way. We will be returning from the bamboo to get back from our Trek from Annapurna Base Camp. The trail, in the end, stumbles throughout moraines and reaches the world of ice and snow Annapurna Sanctuary from where you may see superb 360-degree views of the Annapurna ranges and the large Annapurna glacier. Collecting lifetime experience, we retrace from Annapurna Base camp to Chomrong and then to the Jhinu Danda where we will enjoy the natural hot spring and the small bath pools. The path leads to a rhododendron forest and passes thru captivating villages of Nepal’s ethnic communities of the Gurung and Magar. Typically, Annapurna Base camp trekking is considered as mild trekking because our trek may be at excessive altitude but not within the tough route. The month of September, October, November, December, March, April, may and February is the most favorable time for trekking in this place. Above the Himalaya is continually on your front foot to help you through making you trek to Annapurna base camp in the course of the year. We will make your trekking schedule according to your holiday with the availability of great trekking guide for you. This great trek finishes at Phedi from wherein we take a quick drive to Pokhara.
Day 01: Greetings at Kathmandu Airport
Day 02: A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu (the capital city)
Day 03: Flight or Drive to Pokhara, takes a 25 minutes flight or 6-7 hour drive
Day 04: Pokhara Trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m): walking distance 3-4 hours
Day 05: Tikhedunga trek to Ghorepani (2775m): walking distance 4-6 hours
Day 06: Ghorepani Hike to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani (2540m): walking distance to Tadapani 5-6 hours
Day 07: Tadapani Trekking to Chhomrong (2040m): walking distance
Day 08: Chhomrong trekking to Dovan (2540m): walking distance 6 hours
Day 09: Donovan trekking to Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3700m): walking distance 6-7 hours
Day 10: Machhapuchhare Base Camp Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m): walking distance 2-3 hours
Day 11: Annapurna Base Camp Trekking to Bamboo (2340m): walking distance 6 hours
Day 12: Bamboo Trekking to Jhinu Danda (1750m): walking distance 6 hours
Day 13: Jhinu Hot Spring to Pothana (1990m): walking distance 5-6 hours
Day 14: Pothana trekking to Pokhara: walking distance 2-3 hours and 30 minutes’ drive
Day 15: Pokhara to Kathmandu, take a 25 minutes flight or 6-7 hour drive.
Day 16: Final Departure.
Day 1: Greetings at Kathmandu Airport
We will be present there at airport for your convenience to greet you and transfer to your desired hotel. When you have had your time to settle in and freshen up after your long fight, you will be invited to visit our office for a briefing about your program. You will have meeting with your trekking guide and discuss about the equipment needed for the trekking and we will process for the trekking permits. If you arrive at night we will have same discussion in next day morning after your breakfast.
Day 2: A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley
The very next morning, after breakfast you will be taken for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit center of pilgrimage Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhnath might make you feel calm and peace and visit Patan the city of fine arts and Durbar Square is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments. On journey back to hotel, you can explore the local areas, gullies and lifestyle. After your dinner, you can perhaps take leisurely stroll through the famous streets like Thamel and Durbarmarg..
Day 3: Flight or Drive to Pokhara, take a 25 minutes flight or 6-7 hour drive
After having your breakfast, we will drive you to the Domestic Airport to take a 25 minutes flight to Pokhara. During the short flight, you will have majestic views of glorious Manaslu Peaks and the snow capped Annapurna and Langtang Himalaya range. Or you can take a Tourist bus to Pokhara about 6-7 hour drive via scenic Prithivi Highway enjoying short stops for lunch and breakfast and scenic beauty all the way around. you will transfer to the hotel, after freshen up, you will be free and can look around the lakeside city by yourself, you can visit the Phewa lake where you can enjoy the spectacular views of Annapurna Himalaya Range reflected in all its glory in the calm green water of the lake and visit Bindavasini Temple which is only accessible by boat.
Day 4: Pokhara Trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m): walking distance 3-4 hours, 540 meters ascent - 9.6 km
Enjoying the breakfast in very morning, your journey for Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill trek begins. A car drive for about 1 and half hour through large village lumle brings you to Nayapul. The trek starts from here, dropping at first on a staircase and then traversing high above the river on a wide stone-paved trail to a large and prosperous town Birethanti (1000m). The trekking trail today follows winding bamboo forests and waterfalls with plunge pools inviting you for a refreshing swim. Beyond a pasture used by pony caravans, the trail reaches a small village Sudami, where you can have your lunch. After lunch climb steadily up the side of the valley to reach Hille (1510m) and after a short waking you will arrive Tikhedunga. We spend the overnight at guest house.
Day 5: Tikhedunga trek to Ghorepani (2775m) : walking distance 4-6 hours 1360 meters ascent - 9.4 km
The trail crosses the Tikhedunga River on a suspension bridge, then drops and crosses the Bhurungdi khola on a large bridge at 1520m. The trail ascends on a stone staircase that is said to have more than 3300 steps. The unrelenting staircase continues to the large Magar village of Ulleri (2080m). From Ulleri the trail gently climb through pastures and cultivated fields. You walk up besides the cascading river through refreshingly cool oak and Rhododendron forest. The trail crosses two sparkling clear streams, a small ridge and another stream before making a short climb to Nangathanti (2460m). We have a little rest with lunch here at Nangathanti. In winter the trail can be covered with snow. The day destination Ghorepani (2750m) is reached after about an hour past Nangathanti.
Day 6: Ghorepani Hike to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani (2540m) : walking distance to Tadapani 5-6 hours, 550 meters descent 710 meters ascent
Most people rise before dawn the following day to make the early-morning excursion to Poon Hill (3210m), one of the best Himalaya view point in Nepal, provides an unobstructed view of sunrise over the high Himalayas. The spectacular panorama stretches from Dhaulagiri I (8167m) and Tukuche (6920m) to Nilgiri (6940m), Annapurna South, Annapurna I (8091m), Hiuchhuli (6441m) and Tarke Kang (7193m). Gangapurna (7454m), Lamjung Himal (6986m) and the Mt. Fishtail (Machhapuchhre 6997m) make your breath and eyes caught. Watching the beautiful sunrise is a defining moment with lots of pleasure and tranquility.
After breakfast our trek to Tadapani starts. A short early morning climb to the Deurali pass for a spectacular panorama over Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. Trail descends steeply through dense moss-covered forest with rich bird life to Tadapani which also provides a close up sunset view.
Day 7: Tadapani Trekking to Chhomrong (2040m) : walking distance 3-5 hours,780 meters descent and 240 meters ascent - 9.8 km
Very almighty rhododendron forests and fine terraces went passing through our trail to the Chhomrong village. Above the village is the mighty peak of Annapurna South with the Mt. Fishtail, facing it across the valley. Chhomrong is a beautiful village with lots of Lodges providing good faciities. Chhomrong is a gateway to Annapurna Sanctuary trek and inhabited by Gurung, one of the major ethnic groups of Nepal.
Day 8: Chhomrong trekking to Dovan (2540m): walking distance 4-5 hours, 740 meters ascent and 510 meters descent - 8km
Leaving Chhomrong, the trail descends via a stone staircase and crosses the Chhomrong Khola on a swaying Suspension bridge. Then climb out of the side valley passing through deep forests of bamboo, rhododendron and oak. The portion of the day’s trek follows another ascent to Kuldi (2470m). Descend a long, steep, slippery stone staircase into a deep bamboo and rhododendron forest to the village of Dovan.
Day 9: Dovan trekking to Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3700m): walking distance 5-6 hours, 1260 meters ascent - 8.5 km
A trek of narrow Modi Khola valley brings you almost to the base of M.B.C. There's technically no such thing as 'Machhapuchhare Base Camp', since ascents of the mountains are prohibited. The mountain views are stupendous; the panorama includes Hiuchhuli, Annapurna ranges and the ever-changing Machhapuchhare. This area is called the Annapurna sanctuary since it is totally surrounded by mountains. A huge amphitheater enclosed by a solid wall of snow-capped peaks which include Annapurna I, Annapurna III and the fish tail spire of Machhapuchhare.
Day 10: Machhapuchhare Base Camp Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) : walking distance 2-3 hours, 430 meters ascent - 3 km
The climb to Annapurna Base Camp takes under two hours. You descend a small ridge branching out from the mountain pass to mountainside with widespread terraced fields showcasing tranquil meadows and lush fertile farming land. As you reach Annapurna South Base Camp, witness awesome picturesque landscapes, majestic panoramic view of snow-capped mountainous peaks and varied Himalayan cultural settings tucked beneath the southern slopes of the Annapurna massive. Tremendous Annapurna Range stops your heart beat for a while; whole day without rest chill out around to explore ABC.
Day 11: Annapurna Base Camp Trekking to Bamboo (2340m) : walking distance - 12.7 km
Heading back down the valley is much easier. We will have some amazing glimpse of sunrise over Mt. Annapurna and surrounding ranges. Even if you do exploring in the morning, you will have no problem reaching Bamboo passing through Himalayan Hotel and Dovan. You trek gently ascend through bamboo forests with varieties of rhododendron and oak trees. Keep an eye out for troops of black-faced 'Langur' monkeys. At night you will find yourself in a guest house.
Day 12: Bamboo Trekking to Jhinu Danda (1750m) : walking distance - 8.5 km
Retrace our steps back down to apple-pie country. The trail goes steeply up to the Kuldi Ghar and now the trail is quite flat until you reach Sinuwa. You trek gradually descends to the Chhomrong Khola and you have to follow stone staircase for almost an hour to reach Chhomrong. The trail continues through rhododendron and bamboo forest with majestic mountains scenery, especially Mt. Machhapuchhare. An hour walk will take you to Jhinu Danda. You enjoy the natural hot spring and explore the area around.
Day 13: Jhinu Hot Spring to Pothana (1990m) : walking distance - 13.5 km
After breakfast next morning, the trail descends where you find beautiful waterfalls. Beyond this town, the trail ascends gently crossing numerous streams and terraces continuing on to Landruk, a beautiful Gurung village which provides an excellent view of the surrounding mountain ranges. The trail emerges in the main Modi Khola valley and reaches Tolkha (1850m) and continues towards Pothana. The view of Machhapuchhare (6997m) is excellent from here, except that from this angle it looks more like Matterhorn than a fish tail.
Day 14: Pothana trekking to Pokhara : walking distance - 5.5 km
Today we will walk along a paved stone trail through Rhododendron forests arriving at Dhampus (1750m). The village is inhabitant of Brahmans, Chhetris and a few Gurungs. Now you trek through flat land for some distance and steeply descend to Dhampus Phedi. After a rest here we will walk mostly downhill through fields to the forest and on to the Phedi. A 30 min drive from Phedi brings you to Pokhara. We spend a beautiful night in beautiful Pokhara city.
Day 15: Pokhara to Kathmandu, Take a 25 minutes flight or 6/7 hour Drive.
You can take a flight or drive by tourist bus/Private car to Kathmandu. At the evening you can have your last night in Nepal enjoying the Nepali cultural dinner show, taking some beautiful snaps and making up your mind for the returning journey. (Or stay longer for short tours such as drives at National parks, rafting, Tibet tours, mountain biking etc).
You can have a greetings exchanging among friends and buy some souvenirs.
Day 16: Final Departure
We will drop you to the International airportto catch your flight back to your home. Wish you best of luck for rest of your life having very great experiences and adventures.
(The above itinerary can be tailor made as per clients request, we can make the itinerary more shorter by cutting day 02 city tour, there is early morning 8 am flight to Pokhara which is only 25 minutes flight so we can start the trek in same day, can take a fly back also late afternoon, So people have short time wanted to do this trek also possible, people who have longer time can add the White Water Rafting, Jungle safari tour in Chitwan National park, can spend more time in Pokhara by doing Paragliding, Zeep Flyer and other extra activities so feel free to write us your interest and time and we will make the itinerary to suites your needs).
Above the Himalaya Trekking have made every effort to keep our price as competitive as possible, by still providing an excelling service to our customer. We pay our porters and guide the legal wages agreed with the porters union, our trekking staffs are some of the best paid in Nepal which allow us to attract only the best guides and porters and we have same amount of Insurance for guide and porter which is more than Government fixed amount. All our price are nett and there are no hidden cost everything is clear on cost includes and excludes this is the main reason all our customer are happy from our service. For up to date cost for the trip please contact us.
What’s included in the Cost:
- Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
- Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin sharing basis including breakfast.
- Guided Tour of Kathmandu City with expert tour guide and private vehicle
- Hotel Accommodation in Pokhara on a twin sharing basis including breakfast.
- Government license holder experienced, trekking guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid& altitude sickness) and porters (1 porter for between 2 trekkers basis) with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, clothing and medicine.
- Twin sharing Tea house/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking
- Daily Meals chosen from the Menu (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
- Annapurna Conservation Area Trekking Permit.
- TIMS Trekking Permit (Trekking Information Management System) Card for the Annapurna Trek
- Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- Above the Himalaya duffel bag. ( If you need, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us in our pre- meeting at our office)
- Pokhara to treks start point Nayapul and trek finish point Phedi to Pokhara transport by Private vehicle
- Kathmandu to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu transport by tourist bus. (if you want to take a flight or want to travel by private vehicle is available, by adding extra cost)
- Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
- Above the Himalaya Gifts (T shirt for Gents & Pashmina shawl for Ladies, Trekking certificates)
- Welcome/Fare well Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
- All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes
Extra Cost to Consider:
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
- Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa up on arrival in the Airport.
- International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
- Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks,hot shower, Mineral/hot water, desserts.
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
- Travel Insurance (Essential - Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
- Personal trekking gears
- Any expense for early returning member due sickness, injury or any other reason. No refund will be entertained for any unused service.
- Extra expense occurred due to unexpected circumstances like cancellation of Internal flights, floods, strike etc.
- Tips & Gratitude for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
Passport and Visas:
First, be sure you have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity from return date. You can obtain visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or up on arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Nepalese visas cost USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days till date.
Get the required visa for Nepal.
You can get Nepal visa prior to arrival from the Nepalese Embassy at your home country. Likewise, you can easily get an up on arrival visa at Kathmandu airport and other different borders from Nepal. This is for those who travel from India and Tibet. For more information and download please visit Nepal Visa Information
Bring Official Papers
Some of the required official documents are your valid passport, 4 extra passport sized photographs (for trekking permits), travel insurance, airline tickets and luggage tags. Visas can be obtained upon entry into Nepal. For detail information we request you to visit our visa page.
Money & Credit card Info
We find that most of the credit card, master and visa card is blocked from your card provider. It may be because of a security reason. It, sometimes, may bring you in problematic situation that you can't get money from ATMs and that you find difficult to pay for your treks and tour. To find yourself free from this problem, you can call to your card provider before you travel to Nepal and inform there that you are traveling to Nepal. Ensure them to give the authorization for the payment. In Nepal you have to pay 3.5 % credit card commission s per Nepal Bank rules, on top of your payable amount for the trek cost. So, please be sure that you bring some cash in USD to pay us. Likewise, be sure you have brought some small amount for your daily expenses as well as for those items which are not included in our cost. We request you not to change money in the Airport. The exchange rate is very low there. Our office provides you the facility to change your money. Or, you can take help from Money Changers in Thamel
Our clients must have comprehensive travel insurance package. Their insurance must cover against medical, personal accident, emergency evacuation, trip cancellation, lost of gears, natural calamity, theft of or damage to baggage etc.
Load shedding (Electricity crisis) in Nepal
We are sorry to inform you that though Nepal is rich in water resource, there is electricity crisis in Nepal. It is more likely that there is electricity off for some hours in day and night time. Most of the hotels in Kathmandu, Pokhara and other cities are likely to have no battery backup. Air condition may not work and, sometimes, TV and other electric utensils may not run. Some hotel is likely to run the TV and AC also. However, only few of them are in this category.
So, be prepared for this while you are traveling here. For your ease, we recommend you to bring the flashlight with extra bulbs and batteries.
Who can trek?
No special degree of fitness is required and that there is no age barrier. However, in the areas over 3000m altitude, extra care should be taken. One can trek who have strong legs and the spirit for adventure to explore the exotic will enjoy the thrills of trekking in the hills of Nepal. Normally, for weary trekkers we have a list of short, easy and exotic treks and for the experienced trekkers we offer a longer trek with lots of excitement and adventure. We encourage all men and women, families, students and professionals around the world to enjoy the enchanting trekking in Nepal. You can join us as an individual team member or with your own group. We commit to arrange a best trekking that delight you in the Nepal Himalayas. If you can have fun walking for 3-6 hours up and down hills to Nepal, pack your luggage and join us for an exhilarating and unforgettable journey. All the necessary things for your trekking will be arranged by us. What you can do is to enjoy the beautiful scenery and magnificent view of Nepal Himalayas.
Our Trekking Dates
Most of our treks start on the third day of your arrival. On the first day of your arrival, we will pick you from the airport and let you know your hotel. However, it depends on your arrival time. If your flight is early, we are likely to invite you to our office and make yourself comfort with ideas and brief information on your trek package. If you arrive at night, all the arrangements are likely to made the morning. Second day, it is our package to take you for sightseeing tour within Kathmandu valley. However, the trekkers who have limited time can start their trekking from the second day. We can arrange all the necessary trekking permits and other utensils in advance in case you have limited time. It is your third day that you will fly out of Kathmandu. However, if any further arrangement is still at wait, you can enjoy your trek the next day.
Clothing and Equipment for Traveling in Nepal
Trekking in the Himalayas need to arrangement of equipment as you have to find yourself comfortable at higher altitude. The basic clothing item that you are expected to be prepared with are well described here. Remember that excess baggage is likely to be a burden for yourself and your supporting staff. "Pack light, but pack right", is our motto. This will allow you to enjoy a comfortable journey with your energies and enthusiastic zeal focused on the exploration of this enchanting Nepal scenic beauty. Please visit here for Clothing and Equipment list
Buying and Renting Equipment in Kathmandu
It is not really necessary to spend large amount of money buying extra equipment and clothing prior to your trip. It is because most of the trekking equipment can be hired from many adventure shops within Kathmandu. Most of the gear is locally manufactured (hence a lot cheaper). Some Chinese gear are likely to be more expensive but qualitative. Sleeping bag and down jacket are easily rented. Each item can be rented for less than USD 1, for a day. You have to manage other items buying them yourself. However, these items are more likely to be cheaper than those in your hometown. We will arrange all the necessary items you need on the second day of your arrival. Moreover, we ourselves will fascinate you to buy the goods.
Vaccination for Nepal
All travelers should consult with their physician or update on vaccination requirements before travel. (Your doctor or health-care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities)
For traveling to Nepal; we recommend you to take a vaccination of Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies etc, it is not really must but recommended.
How to Book
While you chose which trip you wanted to go with, contact us to our head office Thamel Kathmandu Nepal by mail or phone, email is more easy and clear options, as soon as we get your email or call we will process for your booking.
We need 20% booking amount to confirm your booking, the payment can be made through the Bank transfer, Credit card payment (Master/Visa card ) or through online money transfers also Money Gram, Western Unions or others. After we get the 20% amount we will confirm your booking and you will get the official booking and payment receipt. The final balance for the tour will be paid up on arrival in Kathmandu.
For more info please visit how to book the trip
Q. Where is Mount Annapurna located?
Annapurna is a section of the Himalayas in north-central Nepal that includes 8,091m (26,545 ft) Annapurna I, thirteen additional peaks over 7,00m (22,970 ft) and 16 more over 6,000m. The entire massif and surrounding area are protected Annapurna Conservation Area Project.
Q. How to enter Annapurna Base Camp?
Beautiful Pokhara city is the gateway to the Annapurna region. Have a 25 minutes flight to Pokhara or drive of about 4-5 hrs from Kathmandu. We have direct flight of 40 min to Jomsom too. From Nayapul or Dhampus, trek inside Annapurna region. You can also start from Besisahar for Annapurna circuit or round trek. You can also start your journey from Beni, which is about 9-10 hrs drive from Kathmandu.
Q. When is the best time to go to Annapurna Base Camp Trek?
Mainly we have 2 seasons Annapurna Base Camp trekking, the autumn (September, October & November) and spring (March, April & May)season are good when weather is pleasant, The monsoon rains have cleared the sky of dust and the views are often spectacular, clear sky, flowers are in blooming, good trail condition. The winter Dec, Jan and Feb is recommended for this trek as it goes maximum height of 4130m, some time we may expect the foggy weather, The summer (June, July, August is rainy season so visibility can be less and rain will be issue, considering Summer June is ok as in general rain will nearly from last week of June. The benefit to do the trek in off season is there are not many tourists, very easy to find the best rooms in the lodge.
Q. How fit do I have to be?
Trekking to Annapurna base camp is considered moderate to fairly strenuous trekking, some previous small hiking and trekking experience is the plus point for the trip however, people have no previous trekking or mountaineering experience also can do the trek easily. People who have good physical condition and able to work 5 to 6 hours daily in rocky trail can do the trek. We tailor made the trip itinerary depends on people fitness level.
Q. Do I really need to use a guide for this trek?
We always recommend to have a guide for any trekking in Nepal Himalaya, there were few trekkers already missed and lost in the some trekking trail, the mountain trail is easily losable and most of the places have no sign for trail junction so people have difficulty which direction to go. A great guide will make your overall experience more memorable and enjoyable.
Q. Is it recommended to get Nepalese visa in advance or at the airport?
Obtaining Nepalese visa at arrival is easier expecting some time queuing. If you get your visa in advance, you can avoid the queue.
Don’t forget to carry two passport size photographs and to bring cash as ATM is not available at the site.
Note: If you are staying for more than 15 days, don’t forget to ask visa for 30 day.
Download Nepalese visa application form and fill it advance to avoid some que.
Q. How difficult is the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is considered moderate to fairly strenuous grade trekking and suitable for everybody. People who have general physical fitness can do the trekking, If have previous hiking and camping experience is more easy to do the trek, you can train yourself for this trek. As needed to walk 5/6 hours every day so if you can train yourself by jogging, running, yoga will be much more easier for you.
Q. How should I prepare for the trek?
The main things in the trek is one should able to walk 5-6 hours every day in rough rocky trail, so every day short walk up to 1 hour,1,2 month before the trek is best suggestion, jogging, yoga will be also advisable.
Q. Can I trek as solo women, is it safe?
There is never problem trekking with solo women or join in the group, we have operated trek for many single female traversal our guide and porters are honest, trust worthy, reliable and carefully chosen for your trips, you will not face any problem trekking with your guide, you will meet many like minded travelers during the trail.
Q. Can I drink the local water during the trek?
You can use the chlorine tablets and used the same water as locals do. bottled water also available throughout the trek but the prices are expensive, you can get a boiled or hot water also in the guest house, wise is get the water purification tablets and use the normal water.
Q. Can I charge my gadgets?
Yes, you can charge batteries along the trek (US$2-3 per hour) most of the guest houses have electricity facilities. You may want to consider bringing a solar charger which is now widely available.
Q. Can I buy a Sim Card in Nepal and will it work on the trek?
You can buy the Ncell Sim very easily (you need passport photo and passport copy). It worked at most places during the trekking.
Q. Bank and ATM services are available or not?
Yes, you will have facilities like bank and ATM service in Pokhara. There is banks and ATM service available. But it's better to carry cash as it's uncertain to function.
Q. Am I too old to do this trek?
We saw older people on the trail more easily they finish the trek, this trek is suitable for 2 years to 80 years old people, for baby we provide the extra porter to carry and have already organize a trek for many families with their small children’s. People who have passion for mountain can do this trek.
Q. What type of shoes should I buy?
Good comfortable trekking shoes is the most important for the trek, for shorter trek tennis shoes or snickers is ok while longer treks requites the good boots have good ankle support, plenty of tow room for long descents, a bit like timberland, they are a bit heavier, but most importantly you want to get those that wrap the angle, this prevents you from twisting your ankles on uneven grounds. Good lightweight trekking boots or light all leather boots are perfect. Proper fit is a must for boots and must be lightly worn before use it for trekking.
Q.What if I get sick while on trek?
It depends on nature of sickness. Normally if you get sick you will descend to lower altitude with help of support staff. But if the case is critical we will arrange emergency helicopter evacuation service. Our guide will take immediate action according to the situation. Altitude sickness can affect everyone while trekking including young and healthy people and is a genuine concern. If you feel dizzy, suffer palpitations or severe headaches, return immediately to a lower altitude. Do not take altitude sickness lightly. It can be fatal!
These are the questions we are often asked and we hope that you will find the answers useful. We are often asked the above questions and we hope that you will find the answers useful. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions or just want to have a chat about the trek.
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Annapurna Base Camp Trekking April 2007
When I first arrived in the office I was only looking for a short trek. Knowing I am not really in a good shape presently. I am a 50 years old and I have been sick for the two last years. After discussing, Puru advised me I could go on a 14 days trek and reach Annapurna Base Camp. I hold myself ?we will see that on the way!!! I finally made it slowly- slowly the two first days was really hard on me but my guide encouraged me to take my time and made all he can to the make it easy for me. I appreciate his patience and his sense of humor Keshab was always taking care for everything., Watched for me on the way. Paying attention of hour I felt. As king hour I was going on east stop we had to do. Most of the time I can feel he already know hour I was going. He is warmful person and very affectionate. As he speaks a very good English also (better than me sometimes) we could speak about everything on the way. His attitude was also the same when we met other people in the different guest house and he made me comfortable with other guides and people in the guest houses, introducing me everywhere. The Itinerary Puru Proposed me was really suited for me and Guide made it possible on the way.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek March 2009!!
To whom it may concern,
I want to recommend Puru Timalsena and his agency Above The Himalaya Trekking (P) Ltd.
My daughter and I visited Nepal for 3 weeks in March 2009 and we used Puru for all of our travel arrangements including hotels, transportation, flights, porter guide and more.
As someone who travels extensively all over the world,I can testify that Puru,s level of service is exceptionally high. From the first contact (via email) and then from landing until leaving Nepal Puru provided us with a very professional and friendly service and catered to all of our needs.
If you are looking for peace of mind during your trip to Nepal, I can all heartedly recommend Puru who will give you an efficient and warm service.
I?ll be happy to provide more details; please don't hesitate to contact me at
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking October
If you are still wondering which company to choose from for your trek in Nepal you don't need to look further. I traveled a lot in loads of countries and I would rate Above the Himalaya as EXCELLENT, VERY EFFICIENT, FRIENDLY, HELPFUL AND VERY ORGANISED.... Well. basically everything you are looking for in a travel agency......
Go ahead with your booking with Puru and his company. You wont be disappointed.....
Annapurna Circuit Trek - Nepal
We enjoyed our trek immensely. Phurba is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. He was also very flexible with our requests and questions. Ram and sunil our porters were very hard working and friendly. I will recommend this trek and company to my friends. Many thanks
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Trekking March
We did a 10 day Annapurna Base Camp, which in fact we completed a couple of days earlier. This resulted in an additional night in Pokhra and Kathmandu. Although we organised this whilst trekking up in the middle of the Himalaya, Puru and Shyam (our guide) together provided seemless which also appeared to be effortless changes.
As for our guide and fellow companion Shyam. Shyam made ourentire experience awesome. Nothing was ever to difficult, he has this amazing aura which is simply overwhelming and truly rubs off on you. Kamal our sherpa, carried his own weight in our bags. Both men made ourexperience truly memorable
Trip Facts & Figures:
Duration: 16 days
Max. Altitude: Annapurna Base Camp (4160m)
Trek Grade: Moderate
Best Travel Time: February to Mid June, September - November are the best seasons. Dec & January are Winter and cold can be snow on the trail, July & August are rainy time, trekking can be done but visibility can be poor due to rain.
Trip Snippets: 16 days, 5 night’s hotels, 10 nights Lodges, Breakfast in the city and All meals on trek are included
Departure Dates: We are able to offer this trek on any dates during the months Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November and December for a group of 1 to 12 people.
Equipment rental: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however in Kathmandu there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment
Your trek Back pack/duffle bag: Your baggage on trek will be carried by our porters, the maximum weight per trekkers is 15kg including your sleeping bag and down jacket, Other items not required on trek can be stored in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara
Transportation: Tourist Bus, Private Car/Van,Plane.
Activity: City tour, Trekking
The following basic equipments checklists should help you with your packing. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. At the start of the trek your packed trek bag should weigh not more than 33 pounds or 15 kg.
01. Back pack (60 ltr -70 ltr) - with comfortable shoulder straps, frame, and back pack cover (line the bag with polythene).
02. Waterproof Trekking shoes with spare laces – recommended high ankle with good grips,
03. Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
04. 2 synthetic /waterproof Track Pants
05: T-shirts - 3
06. Fleece jacket or pullover or Sweater also recommended
07. 1 Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
08. 1 Down Jacket or Gore Tex Jacket heavy one
09. Thermal Inners.
10. Socks, Cotton 2/3 pairs, Woolen 2/3 pairs
11. 2 pair Lightweight gloves, in winter recommended, Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
12. Sun hat/Woolen cap, or scarf
13. Sun protection cream.
14. Underwear (6)
15. Hiking shorts (2)
16. Lip Balm/ cold cream.
17. Walking Stick – recommend having it minimum 1
Other necessary equipments
1. Sleeping bag rated to (-20 degree Celsius), if traveling in winter sleeping bag liner also recommended
2. Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
3. Personal Medical Kit
4. Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
5. Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
6. Water bottles (2) 1 Liter each.
8. Quick dry Towel- It should be light / thin.
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