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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Trip Highlight

  • Arrival & departure transfer by a private tourist vehicle
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu; Visit to UNESCO Sites
  • Scenic drive to Pokhara through beautiful countryside, mountains, rivers
  • Stunning Sunrise and mountain views from Poon Hill
  • Typical Gurung village along the trekking route
  • Impressive mountain and glacier views from Annapurna Base Camp
  • Witnessing variety of floras and faunas 
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project 
  • Natural hot spring Bath at Jhinudanda
  • Explore Lake City Pokhara 
  • 14 nights’ accommodation

About Trip

The Annapurna section of the Himalaya, steeped in legend, challenge, and triumph, actually contains four summits called Annapurna, named after the Hindu god of fertility and abundance.  The main summit (8,091mt/26,545ft), the world's tenth-highest peak, lies to the west of the Annapurna Sanctuary trekking, but can hardly be seen from the Annapurna Circuit Trekking. First climbed by Maurice Herzog in 1950, it remains one of the supreme mountaineering challenges. Our Annapurna Base Camp Trek, however, offers a much easier and much safer alternative that is no less filled with spectacular views and varied rewards.

Pokhara, renowned as the "City of Lakes", is the gateway to the very popular Annapurna Region treks. Our trek to Annapurna base camp Trek begins with one and half hour drive from Pokhara to the peaceful village of Nayapul where the trail to Annapurna Base Camp Trek starts. The trail takes us through a number of traditional Nepali villages populated by such ethnic groups as the Gurung, Magar, and Thakali.  All are friendly and proud of their harmonious co-existence and interdependence.  Passing through dense forests of rhododendron, the trail winds its way towards Ghorepani as the soaring Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks start to appear.  Particularly in spring, the floral display provided by the pink, white and red rhododendron in full bloom is gorgeous, especially when viewed against the breathtaking Himalayan backdrop.  It is possible to climb an hour from Ghorepani to Poon Hill, one of the most stunning Himalayan viewpoints.  When Annapurna Base Camp is finally within our reach, we aim to get a very early start to take advantage of the clarity of the early morning weather.  

ABC's setting at (4130mt/13,550ft) is breathtaking, lying as it does amid the mighty peaks of Annapurna I (8,091mt), Annapurna South (7,219 mt), Machhapuchhre (6,993mt) and Hiunchuli (6,441mt).  Annapurna Base camp Trek,  is more modest than it sounds in terms of physical demands and fitness, ends back in Pokhara, which offers such attractions as a mountaineering museum and a wide range of outdoor activities, particularly paragliding!

 


Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Day 02:Drive to Pokhara, and explore its sights (8,23m): 5-6 hours

Day 03:Drive to Nayapul (1,010m) and trek to Tikhedhunga (1570m ): one hour drive, 3 -4 hours trek

Day 04:Trek Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,840m) : 5 hours

Day 05:Trek Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,610m) with a visit to Poon Hill (3,200m): 6-7 hours

Day 06:Trek Tadapani to Chhomrong (2,140m): 5 hours

Day 07:Trek Chhomrong to Dovan (2,600m) : 5 hours

Day 08:Trek Dovan to Machhapuchre Base Camp (3,700m) : 5 hours

Day 09:Trek Machhapuchre Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp (4,210m) : 2 hours

Day 10:Trek Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2,345m) : 6-7 hours

Day 11:Trek Bamboo to Jhinudanda (Natural hot spring bath) (1,780m) : 5 hours

Day 12:Trek Jhinudanda - Nayapul (1050m) to Pokhara : 5 hours trek, one hour drive

Day 13:Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 14:Farewell, flights home


What is Included

  • Arrival and Departure transfer by private tourist vehicle. 
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in a standard twin shared room at a three-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in a standard twin shared room at a two-star hotel in Pokhara with breakfast.
  • 9 nights’ accommodation during the trek in a twin shared lodge (tea house)
  • Private, round-trip land transportation between Pokhara and Nayapul
  • Surface transfer between Pokhara and Kathmandu by tourist bus
  • Domestic flight (Pokhara -Kathmandu)
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Government licensed, English speaking guide trained in wilderness first aid
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Assistant trekking guides walking with the group to support as necessary (1 assistant guide for 4 trekkers)
  • Staff costs including their, Food, salary, accommodation, transportation and medicine.
  • Insurance covering all staff, including porters as per state law.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion).
  • Annapurna Conservation Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Complimentary Adventure Club Trek T-shirt, duffel bag, and trekking map
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Travel and rescue arrangement (helicopter evacuation is available if needed - at an additional cost)
  • All Government and Local taxes

What is not Included

  • Nepal entry visa
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Hot shower during the trekking
  • International air fares/flights (fares and flights can be arranged upon the request)
  • 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
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks)
  • Personal travel insurance and medical bills
  • Insurance with helicopter evacuation
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for guide, porters, and drivers (tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)

Important Note:

The above information is a guide and standard template of our services. Our trips can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.


Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), you will be welcomed by a representative from Adventure Club Trek. After sorting out your custom formalities (visa and so on), you will be then transferred to your respective hotel in Adventure Club Trek’s private vehicle and give you some time to freshen up. After this, you will attend an orientation about your trek led by the trekking leader over a welcome dinner. Overnight at hotel.
Included Meals: Dinner .

Day 02Drive to Pokhara, and explore its sights (8,23m): 5-6 hours We will take a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The road is winding and the lush vegetation will attract you along with the Himalayan views. It takes approximately 6 hours to reach there. It is a city of lakes and natural wonders. You can enjoy the boating on Phewa Lake on the same day. Overnight at hotel.
Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 03Drive to Nayapul (1,010m) and trek to Tikhedhunga (1570m ): one hour drive, 3 -4 hours trekAfter the breakfast, we will drive to Nayapul for one and half hour, check in at ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) and begin the trek. Through the bank of the Bhurung Khola, you will move ahead and see the ethnic communities throughout the terraced hill side. Passing Hile, you will reach Tikhedhunga. Overnight at Teahouse.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner .

Day 04Trek Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,840m) : 5 hours After breakfast, will descend to the Bhurungdi Khola and cross the suspension bridge. Then, the trail will go up and up through the thousands of steep stone steps to Ulleri. If it’s quite early for the lunch, you will stop at Banthanti. The trail will go through the lush rhododendron and pine forest from here. During spring, the whole forest turns to be colorful, which is more astounding. Gradually, you will reach to Ghorepani, which is located at the bottom of Poon Hill, middle of the forest. Ghorepani offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains including Annapurna South and Nilgiri mountain Overnight at Teahouse.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 05Trek Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,610m) with a visit to Poon Hill (3,200m): 6-7 hours Ghorepani is located at the bottom line of Poon Hill. We need to walk about 40 minutes to reach the top. This is so meaningful on this trek that you can view the astounding panoramas of Annapurna South, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Himchuli, Fishtail and much more. Descending to Ghorepani and after having breakfast, we walk further through the rhododendron forest to Tadapani via Deurali. Overnight at Teahouse.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 06Trek Tadapani to Chhomrong (2,140m): 5 hours After breakfast, we will head towards the northern part, with a steep descend to the river. Crossing a bridge, you will walk along the bank of the river and then climb up through the steep trail that gradually leads you to the striking village of Chhomrong. You will get the panoramas of Mountain Annapurna and Fishtail peak from the trail. Overnight at Teahouse.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner .

Day 07Trek Chhomrong to Dovan (2,600m) : 5 hours Today's trek will begin with crossing the Modi Khola. Then, we will continue our excursion through the forest, cross the bridge and climb up to Sinuwa. If you are confident of walking, you will reach Sinuwa from Tadapani on the same day. The trail is dotted by the rhododendron forest. You will then reach to Khuldighar and trek down to Dovan, Overnight at Teahouse.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 08Trek Dovan to Machhapuchre Base Camp (3,700m) : 5 hours Today we ascend gently through a narrow Modi Khola valley to the Himalaya Hotel (2,840m) on the way, we can explore the Hinku Cave (3,100m).The trail crosses a ravine and a major avalanche track just beyond Hinku, then climbs through large stone to Durali (3,140m.) We continue to trek to the Machhapuchhre Base camp for an overnight stay, the hike to MBC is somewhat strenuous but the unfolding views of the majestic Machhapuchhre are certainly a rewarding experience. Enjoy the views of Mt. HIunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, and Gangapurna and, of course, the Fishtail or Machhapuchhre itself. Overnight at Teahouse.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 09Trek Machhapuchre Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp (4,210m) : 2 hours The climb to Annapurna Base camp takes about two hours. The trail follows a stream and then climbs to a few roofless shepherds’ huts alongside a moraine. There are tremendous views of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna towering above the sanctuary. Annapurna Base Camp sanctuary boasts of a dynamic view without anything impeding panorama of the 360 degrees. Savor the mesmerizing views of the Machhapuchhre, Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Himchuli and other peaks. The climax of our trip almost ends today. Overnight at Teahouse.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner .

Day 10Trek Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2,345m) : 6-7 hours Getting up early in the morning, we can get stunned with the magnificent sunrise view over the mountains. Grab the golden panoramas and arrest in your camera. We walk a bit around and explore the views of Annapurna South, Himchuli, and Fishtail. After the breakfast, we descend to Bamboo from the trail we climbed up to ABC and reach Bamboo for rest.Overnight at Teahouse.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 11Trek Bamboo to Jhinudanda (Natural hot spring bath) (1,780m) : 5 hours After breakfast, we continue on trekking down to Jhinu Danda. The scenery while walking is wonderful. Jhinu is the best place for accommodation as it has got a natural hot spring. It is said that taking a natural hot bath, you will get free from various kind of skin diseases.Overnight at Teahouse.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 12Trek Jhinudanda - Nayapul (1050m) to Pokhara : 5 hours trek, one hour driveToday will be a long day to walk, we start our trek from Jhinu Danda to the new bridge and then to Kyumi. We continue walking through the Modi River to Syauli Bazaar. The walk is pleasant most of the way following the Modi River until Birethanti and an easy trek to Nayapul. From Naya Pul we drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at Hotel.
Included Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 13Fly from Pokhara to KathmanduWe fly to Kathmandu in the morning and you will transfer to the hotel. Getting refreshed, you will be invited for the farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant hosted by Adventure Club. Overnight at Hotel.
Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 14Farewell, flights homeAdventure Club Trek will manage a farewell drive to the international airport for your final flight departure. Meeting you and serving you was a wonderful experience over the weeks. We are sure you enjoyed a wonderful holiday in beautiful Nepal. We hope you will remember us in the years ahead.
Included Meals: Breakfast

Departure Note

The quoted costs are per person but don't include International flights, if you are a single person and want to be in a group you can join our fixed departure schedule, if the schedule dates are not suitable for you please contact us and we will be happy to customize our trips to suit your needs.If any individuals/group don't want to join our other group we can comply with your wishes and requirements. We are ground operators Himalayan destinations and can arrange your trip to suit your dates and choices.

Departure Details

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23 November, 2017 06 December, 2017 Guaranteed 999 Book Now
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Trip Note

NOTE: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.

Pre-Trip Meeting 

Prior to all the treks and expeditions, Adventure Club Trek hosts a pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The primary purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the forthcoming trek and to introduce other team members. The meeting covers topics as diverse as personal equipment and acclimatization and usually involves a hike and some skills training. Pre-trip meeting is very important in order to have a better preparation of the trekking.

 Best time to trek to the Annapurna Base Camp

Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for this trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature, then taking this trip during winter (Dec., Jan., Feb.) could also be an option.

   

FAQs

What are Trekking Trips?

Typically our trekking holidays involve 4–8 hours hiking per day, including a lunch stop. The trail varies from easy hiking on the lower elevation to the strenuous walking over 5000 meters in the Himalayas. A common misconception is that if you are a slow walker you may hold people back – not so! During the day group members often 'string out' and there will usually be an hour or two between the first to arrive and the last. You walk at your own pace and stop when you feel like it. There will be always our trekking guide at the front and rear ensuring no-one gets lost.

How is the Trekking Day?

Trekking Days are designed so that the walking is enjoyable and safe. The companionship of other trekkers and staff positive attitude creates a great company and many memorable events. The day begins early at around 6.30 in morning with a cup of tea. Before breakfast, pack your gears into duffle bag by keeping some essential things in your daypack. After breakfast, we are usually on the trail by 8.00 am and following a good morning's walk, we stop for lunch. About 1 - 2 hours lunch break that allows for the group meal, enjoy the surroundings and catch up on your diary or reading. We reach our camp or tea house by 4 pm as the afternoon walk is generally shorter than the morning. Having afternoon tea, side trips, games or other activities (optional) are generally organized. You can opt to relax, read, write a diary, explore the surrounding area and villages or sit and chat with staff and local people or fellow trekkers. Dinner is normally served around 7.00 pm.

Do you have airport transfer facilities?

Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying an Ace the Himalaya sign board outside the airport terminal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by our tourist vehicle.

Who are my guides? Are they trained and experienced?

Adventure Club Trek, being a professionally managed trekking company based in Nepal, we have a policy of employing competent Local Trekking Group Leaders and Guides, who cares the fragile environment, knows Nepal better and have empathy to porters and staff. They are fluent in English and have undergone extensive Trek leader and Guide courses, wilderness first aid, mountaineering, eco-trekking training etc. to ensure that they are fully competent in all aspects of trekking, climbing, nature, and conservation, first aid to high altitude medicine. All of them have year's long trip leading experience and high dedication on rendering the qualitative services. Many of them have work experienced on international adventure travel companies.

How fit do I need to be?

It's important to be ready for your trip or trek. Our treks are not "races" and you will enjoy them as walking holidays. They are suitable for most ages, depending on your level of comfort in walking and altitude. Most people of average fitness for their age could complete the adventure trekking in the Himalayas. On all holidays, physical preparation is useful and a flexible, open-minded approach is essential. You can take your time, set your own pace and enjoy the fascinating surroundings. First-time trekkers are concerned that they won't keep up. They soon discover that a steady and moderate pace will have them in destination well before they would have expected. Trekking is not walking competition, but walking holidays in own pace. However, the fitter you are, the more you will enjoy it, and you will have enough energy for extra activities. Altitude acclimatization is important. And in order to prepare for the thinner air in Nepal try to walk or jog around an hour a day for a few weeks before coming to the Himalayan region. The best preparation for trekking is cycling, swimming, and jogging, squash, tennis and long walks involving up and down hill.

How do I book a trek with you?

After choosing the trip you wish to join, the first step is to fill up the form available here (http://www.adventureclubtrek.com/book-this-trip.html). A deposit has to be made in order to confirm the reservation. All details will be emailed to you to make it easy for you to book. The next step is to book a plane ticket to Asia and then get ready for an adventure of a lifetime.

Are the staff is being taken care of? What about Insurance?

We are committed to the welfare of our staff from Trek Leaders / Guides to Sherpas, Cooks, and Porters. We ensure good wages, salary, provident fund, proper insurance to the equipment and clothing needed for all staff including porters. They are our kith and kin as well as the backbone of adventure industry in Nepal.

Can I use credit cards during the trekking?

Credit cards are not accepted in during your trekking period so you have to use only Nepalese Rupees cash. In Kathmandu and other major cities, modern banking facilities are available.

Can I change the itinerary?

Depending on the prevailing situation, you can modify it to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of trek completion should always coincide with the original itinerary. You should keep in mind that this is an adventure trip into the remotest region, where many unforeseen events may contribute to the need for a change in itinerary. In such cases, we or your guide will suggest the best alternative similar to your original itinerary.

What is the tea house /guest house like?

We book clean and comfortable tea house/guesthouse which we know very well. Our standard trips are based on twin bedded sharing accommodation. We can book a private room for you if you like, at an additional cost as per your requirements.

Do the tea houses have electricity so I can charge my electronic devices?

Most of the tea houses we get electricity facility in during the trekking period. You can charge your electronic devices.

Are solo female travelers safe on Himalayan treks?

We ensure the travel safety of all our trekking guests, both male and female. Nepal, on the whole, is both very safe and welcoming of foreign visitors. We have long-standing, strong relationships with the lodges we frequent, and know them to be safe and reliable. In addition, our guides are consistently mindful of all guests' whereabouts while trekking. We travel in small groups, all the better to easily maintain continual contact.

What sort of food can I expect in trekking?

We provide the full board meals while on trekking and climbing. We offer the open and choice Menu in our tea house trekking where you can select the food you like on your breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Your guide will help with menu selection and ensure that you get the hygienic, plentiful and nutritious food. Most tea houses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as seasonal vegetables.

A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. Lunch is generally a selection of salad, cooked vegetable dishes, pasta and traditional bread. Plenty and healthy dinner comprises of soup, a variety of vegetable, meat, rice and pasta dishes etc as per your section and as available. Tea or coffee is also provided at all meals.

What currency should I bring to Nepal and for my trek?

It is impossible to buy Nepali Rupees outside of Nepal. You can change all major currencies in Kathmandu, and there are a lot of international ATMs. You should change/withdraw money before you start your trek as you will need Rupees everywhere outside Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan.

Do the porters and guides speak English?

All of our guides speak English some speak French and German. Most of the porters understand Basic English but do not speak it.

Can we meet the guides and porters before we leave?

You can meet the guides before leaving, the porters are all local to the area of your trek (this helps us to give something back to the local community) so you will meet them upon your arrival to your trekking gateway.

What happens if or someone else in the group gets altitude sickness?

 If any problem occurs it will be dealt with as suits the group. If the group is in a hurry we will split the group and one English speaking guide will remain with (or descend with) the person while the rest of the group continues with the other English speaking guide. If the group is not in a hurry, they can wait for a day or 2 while the person acclimatizes. Our guides all carry a first aid kit which includes Diamox, the drug used to treat altitude sickness. If there is a case of severe altitude sickness or any other emergency, we will call for an emergency helicopter pickup (paid for by your insurance company) and the person can be taken to hospital in Kathmandu, usually accompanied by a friend, or if they're traveling alone, an English speaking guide.

Are solo female travelers safe on Himalayan treks?

We ensure the travel safety of all our trekking guests, both male and female. Nepal, on the whole, is both very safe and welcoming of foreign visitors. We have long-standing, strong relationships with the lodges we frequent, and know them to be safe and reliable. In addition, our guides are consistently mindful of all guests' whereabouts while trekking. We travel in small groups, all the better to easily maintain continual contact.

Is water provided and is there still water available at higher altitudes? Is it filtered/boiled? Readily available?

Bottled water is easily available at the lodges and tea houses. You can buy bottled water at the cost of USD 2 at lower elevations to USD 4 to higher elevation per littler. You can also drink the normal tap or spring water if you bring the purifying aid with you.

Do you provide any equipment while trekking?

Yes, we provide you sleeping bags, down jackets, tents, mattresses and kitchen equipment, all of the highest quality. However, trekking shoes, personal equipment, and climbing equipment is up to you. See our equipment list or email us for a specific list.

Is it cheaper to buy trekking gear in Nepal or in my home country?

Apart from shoes, you can pick up everything you need for a trek in Kathmandu for less than you'd pay at home.

Are any permits required for trekking?

It depends on the trekking area you chose. Some trekking areas require a special permit for trekking, while as others require only permits to enter conservation or national parks. Most require a Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) card. We handle all permits for you, so you have one less thing to worry about!

How much money should I bring along?

Our treks are all-inclusive. We cover accommodation, food, park fees, permits, and many other costs, as a means of making your adventure as stress-free and convenient as possible. Travelers generally bring a small amount of pocket money to cover bottled water, snacks, or tea beyond your included meals, souvenirs, tips, or donations to monasteries along the route (if you are inclined to give one). Trekkers find that around $20 a day is reasonable for these extras.

Can I get a refund if I don't finish the trek?

It’s sometimes the case that trekkers finish ahead of schedule or they end up stopping the trek early for health or personal reasons. If this is the case please understand that we cannot offer any refunds for unused days on the trek. Please understand that our costs are the same as we have an obligation to pay our guides and porters for the time they have committed.

What should I pack?

Your specific trek and the time of year during which you depart will greatly impact your packing list. A recommended outline of clothing and equipment is listed with each trek. In general, a down jacket, a warm fleece jacket, thermal underwear, trekking pants and shorts, and sturdy boots are recommended to wear, and a thermal sleeping bag, backpack, and camera are recommended for your kit. If you take any medication, this should obviously be a packing priority. Utilize common sense - you don't want to end up short-handed on the mountain, but over packing is undesirable. It's worth noting that just about anything you need in the way of trekking clothing and/or equipment can be purchased or rented in Kathmandu when you first arrive.

Will my mobile work while in Nepal?

If you want to take your phone with you, there is a good chance that it will work in most major cities. Check with your service provider before you go if they have a reciprocal agreement with the countries you are traveling to, and make sure you remember to get international roaming turned on. You can also get the local mobile Sim card in Kathmandu.

What are temperatures like during the day and night?

It is notoriously difficult to predict the weather condition in the Himalayas. Off course days are warm and nights are cold. There can be a snow or rain storms at any time. Between 1000 and 3500 meters the temperature could be as high as 20°C to 5°C low. At higher altitude, the temperature ranges from 20°C to -10°C. During winter it is around 10°C colder. Good polarizing sunglasses (not trendy fashion one) for high altitude and large brimmed hat are really helpful. Expect the unexpected.

What communication options exist while trekking?

It varies. Mobile coverage is list expanding around the world rapidly, and the Himalayas are no different… did you know that 3G coverage is available all over Mount Everest? There is no guarantee of uninterrupted coverage, however. Most trekking routes feature local VHF phones, but on the more remote trails, a satellite phone is the only option.

Can I get a refund if I don't finish the trek?

It’s sometimes the case that trekkers finish ahead of schedule or they end up stopping the trek early for health or personal reasons. If this is the case please understand that we cannot offer any refunds for unused days on the trek. Please understand that our costs are the same as we have an obligation to pay our guides and porters for the time they have committed.

Do you arrange private treks?

Yes, we do. If you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families & colleagues you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient time frame for any number of people (minimum 1 & maximum 50 at a time). The cost for the private trip is fixed on the basis of group size, trek area, duration and trek style, and is negotiable. We also arrange TREKS FOR SINGLE WOMAN. If none of our fixed group departure dates work for you and you do not have anyone to accompany you, you can still be able to make your preferred trip with us. There is absolutely nothing to worry about making it solo trip. We assign local guide, porters etc who you can trust your life with.

Should I tip my guide? How about my porter?

While not mandatory, tipping is customary and always appreciated in Nepal and on our treks. Your guides and porters will tremendously appreciate a small gratuity at the end of your trek, as these little extras go a long way towards helping their families. Tipping is a great way to show your appreciation for the team's hard work and devoted attention to your happiness.

Can I obtain the visa for Nepal upon on arrival at the airport?

YES, US$ 25 or equivalent foreign currency is required to obtain Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 15 days. Likewise, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.

What about security during trekking?

Security of our clients is the foremost important for us. All our guides and other support crew are carefully chosen for your trips. Our guides hold licenses issued by the Nepal Government. They are very honest and reliable. But we would also advise you to take care of your own personal belongings. If you are on 'camping trek' please do not leave your bags unattended at any time for your own safety. Take your main bag inside the tent once you reach the campsite. At night, put all bags and belongings in the middle of the tent. Your guide assigns a Sherpa on turn wise basis to guard the campsite throughout the night. If you are on 'Tea house or GAP trek' arrangement, you will be sleeping in the local tea house. You have to take sensible precautions yourself at all times. Never leave your baggage unattended and keep your lodge room locked when you go out.

Can you give me a description of an average day of trekking?

Depending on the day ahead we might wake up at 6:30 am, have breakfast at 7:00 am and leave at 8:00 am. However, for crossing difficult passes the day might start as early as 4:30 am. If you are going on a teahouse trek, we would stop for lunch any time from 11 am to 1 pm depending on availability of lodges. In the camping trip, the cooking team goes ahead of the rest of the group to get the lunch ready. After lunch, we might walk for another couple of hours or if the morning's climb was steep and we have reached the desired altitude we might stop for the night. At around 6 pm the dinner is served and in tea house trek most lodge dining rooms close for the night between 8 and 9 pm.

 

 

Start from   $999 USD

  1. 14 Days
  2. Moderate
  3. 1-12 People

Trip Code:ACT 13

Destination:Nepal

Activities :Trekking, Cultural excursion

Max. Altitude :4,130m/13,545ft at base camp

Trek Style :TH (Teahouse /Lodge)

Accommodation:Hotels in Kathmandu /Pokhara & Teahouses during the trek

Meals:Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara. All meals during the trek

Best Month:February- May & September - November

Transportation:Flight / Tourist bus /private vehicle

Activity Per Day:Approx 4-6 hours walking

Trip Start/ Finish::Kathmandu

Permits:TIMS card, Annapurna Conservation park Permit

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