Asiana Treks

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Best Price
Duration
15 days
Max. Elevation
4031 m / 13225 ft
Group size
1 - 15
Level
MODERATE
Transportation
Tourist Bus/ Private van.
Best Season
Mar -May, Sep - Nov
Accomodation
Tea House
Meals
B/L/D/ In Trekking
Starts at/ Ends at
kathmandu / kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu- Pokhara -Nayapul - Ghorepani Poonhill-Tadapani-Choomrong- Senuwa- Deurali- MBC- ABC Back to same way via Jhanu (Hot Spring) -Pokhara-Kathmandu

Highlights

    • Sightseeing age-old intangible heritage In Kathmandu.
    • Explore nature's beauty Lake city Pokhara.
    • The most out of a short Himalayan foothill is trekking incircle by many peaks.
    • Spectacular sunrise with a Himalayan panorama of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri region from Poon Hill.
    • Ethnic Gurung and Magar hospitality, culture, and lifestyle.
    • Take a traditional trail to Annapurna Base Camp encircled by many Himalayan peaks.
    • Take a walk around the brave Gurkha soldiers' highland communities.
    • The Annapurna Base Camp Trek passes through classic Nepalese countryside.
    • Trek following terraced farmland, a highland village, rhododendron forest. 
    • Getting a taste of a natural hot spring is a great place to unwind.
    • Main attraction ABC incircle by jaw-dropping view of the Himalaya and amazing Glassier. 

Overview

Overview

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking which is call (Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking) is a 15-day trekking holiday with Asiana treks and tours to Nepal's most popular trekking in Nepal. On this trekking route, you can experience stunning landscapes. You'll trek through picturesque Cluster Gurung and Magar ethnic group villages, lush evergreen forests, Sunrise view from Famous viewpoints from Poon Hill, Hot-spring, and across many suspension bridges over rushing rivers. As you ascend higher, you'll be rewarded with Stunning views of snow-capped Himalayan mountains, including the majestic Annapurna range. Along the way, you'll have the chance to immerse yourself in local culture, stay in teahouses, and interact with friendly villagers. The trek culminates at Annapurna Base Camp, 4130 meters High, where you'll be surrounded by towering mountains and treated to an unforgettable sunrise over the Himalayas. It's a challenging yet incredibly rewarding adventure for trekkers of all levels.


Annapurna Base Camp trek itinerary:


Asiana Treks and Tours has the perfect Annapurna Base Camp trek itinerary. Travelers who desire to explore Nepal with moderate physical fitness. You'll discover the best places for breathtaking views from the city to the countryside. Experience the contrast of cold nights at ABC to relaxing in hot natural springs an unforgettable lifetime journey.


Annapurna Base camp Trekking Distance:


The Annapurna Base Camp trek spans approximately 110 kilometres, or 68 miles, depending on the chosen itinerary.

Many trekkers opt for the route via Ghorepani Poon Hill, which offers a relaxed pace conducive to acclimatization. This route typically spans 10 to 12 days. Extending the itinerary by two days allows for a return trek to Pokhara through picturesque villages like Landruk, Tolka, Pothana, and Dhampus, and concluding at Phedi.

Our package tour ensures reliability in terms of cost, itinerary, and overall experience. For Nepali citizens, the Annapurna Base Camp trek typically ranges from US$500 to 1000, with variations depending on group size, service level, guide and porter services, transportation preferences, and accommodation choices in Kathmandu or Pokhara. This cost estimation is subject to the types of trekking gear and accommodation preferences.


Annapurna Base Camp Trekking route:


The Annapurna Base Camp Trekking route showcases awe-inspiring natural beauty. Starting in lush valleys with terraced fields and traditional villages, the journey unfolds amidst the Himalayan foothills. Rhododendron forests bloom in spring, accompanied by cascading waterfalls and snow-capped peaks. Traversing wildflower meadows and crossing suspension bridges over mountain streams, the landscape evolves as you ascend. Approaching Annapurna Base Camp, rugged terrain and glacial moraines dominate, leading to panoramic views of towering peaks like Annapurna I and Machhapuchhre. The trek promises unforgettable moments, whether you're a seasoned trekker or novice adventurer, offering an unparalleled journey through Earth's most breathtaking landscapes.


Annapurna Base Camp trekking price:


 Our package tour ensures reliability in terms of cost, itinerary, and overall experience. For Nepali citizens, the Annapurna Base Camp trek typically ranges from US$ 500 to 1000, and for foreigners, US$ 715 to 1385, variations depending on group size, service level, guide and porter services, transportation preferences, and accommodation category in Kathmandu or Pokhara. This cost estimation is subject to the types of trekking gear and accommodation preferences. However, we could end the trek via Landruk and Dhampus if you avoid Kathmandu sightseeing and Pokhara exploration.


Annapurna Base Camp trekking Height:


The Annapurna Base Camp trek starts from the bustling city of Kathmandu at an altitude of 1337 meters. From there, you'll descend to the peaceful lakeside city of Pokhara, situated at 827 meters above sea level. Along the way, you'll ascend to famous viewpoints like Poon Hill, reaching an altitude of 3210 meters. Finally, the trek culminates at Annapurna Base Camp, situated at a breathtaking height of 4130 meters.


Major villages of Annapurna Base Camp Trekking:


The major Magar and Gurung ethnic villages along the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking route are Nayapul, Birethanti, Matathati, Sudame, Hile, Tikhedhunga, Ulleri, Banthati, Nagethati, Ghorepani, Ghorepani Deurali, another Banthati, Tadapani, Chuile, Kimrong Khola, Gurjung, Taklung, Chhomrong, Lower and Upper Sinuwa, Bamboo, Dovan, Himalaya Hotel, Hinko Deurali, Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC), and Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). The return route follows the same path back to Chhomrong, passing through Hotspring, Mataque, Sewai, Berithati, and Nayapul and finally driving back to Pokhara. These villages are significant landmarks and offer scenic beauty and accommodation options along the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking route.


Best Viewpoints Annapurna basecamp Trekking:


These viewpoints provide unforgettable experiences, highlighting the beauty of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek offers breathtaking viewpoints, showcasing stunning panoramas of the surrounding Himalayan peaks. Here are the critical views along the route:


    Near Naudanda and Kande: On the way to Nayapul, enjoy magnificent views of the mountains and rice terraces.


    Ulleri to Banthati: Experience impressive mountain vistas during the second day of trekking.


    Poon Hill: Witness the iconic sunrise at an altitude of 3,210 meters, with panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.


    Deurali: Enjoy similar breathtaking views to Poon Hill on the opposite side during the third day of trekking.


    Tadapani: Tadapani is a tranquil and peaceful place. Surrounded by Rhododendron and ever-green forest, it is the best location for overlooking the best view. In the Breezi morning, you have the best sunrise view of the stunning "Fish Tail" peak (Machhapuchhre) and Annapurna South and Himchuli right in front of you. 


    Chhomrong: Chhomrong is the last big village of the Gurung people. It's located in front of the Annapurna, Himchuli, and Fishtail mountains. From here, you can see the glacier of Annapurna South. The village deserves a breathtaking view near Modi Khola, Chhomrong Khola, Annapurna, Himchuli, and Fishtail Mountains.


    Annapurna Base Camp (ABC): The ultimate destination, situated at 4,130 meters, offers unparalleled views of Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and other towering peaks, along with the Modi Khola Valley.


    Biodiversity of Annapurna Base Camp trekking: 


    The Annapurna Base Camp trekking trail is a biodiversity hotspot, perfect for nature lovers. Lush forests in the lower regions house various bird species, including rhododendrons and bamboo. Alpine meadows greet you higher up with vibrant wildflowers. Look out for elusive wildlife like Himalayan thars and snow leopards, while diverse birdlife, including the Himalayan Monal, adds to the experience. This trek offers a captivating glimpse into the Himalayan ecosystems, promising an unforgettable journey through nature's diversity.


    Festivals and cultures in Annapurna Basecamp Trekking:

     

    You'll immerse yourself in vibrant festivals and cultural traditions along the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking route. The region, predominantly inhabited by ethnic groups like the Gurungs and Magars, celebrates various festivals. 

    Dashain, typically in September or October, is a significant Hindu festival symbolizing the triumph of good over evil. Villages burst with colorful decorations, music, and dances as families gather for blessings and feasts.

    Tihar, known as the Festival of Lights, falls in October or November. This five-day celebration honors animals and the goddess of wealth, Laxmi. Oil lamps light up homes, and rituals bring prosperity and fortune.

    These festivals offer a unique and lifetime experience, as well as Nepalese culture with the majestic beauty of the Himalayas.


    Advantage book with Asiana Treks and tours:


    • Private transport for airport transfers to/from your hotel.
    • Trip briefing on Facebook and online if you love to connect.
    • Last minute booking at your hotel at a suitable time after your arrival.
    • Easy booking and reservation system.
    • Multi-channel communication via Email, WhatsApp, Facebook, Viber, Skyp  24/7 phone communication at +977-9851076270
    • Free excess luggage storage during the trek
    • Pulse oximeters for monitoring blood oxygen saturation at high altitudes to detect altitude sickness early
    • Medical kits along the trek and hot airbags are available in winter
    • Arrangement sleeping bags, duffel bags and down jackets, and walking pools if you don't have your own.


    Notes: Please be aware that the itinerary may change due to weather or other factors, and we'll adjust it accordingly for the group's safety and enjoyment. We look forward to guiding you through the stunning landscapes of the Annapurna region and ensuring a memorable trekking experience.
    Special Note:  Please remember that sometimes unforeseen circumstances, such as inclement weather or unavailable lodging, may cause the schedule to be altered. Your trip guide will design a fresh schedule based on the group's interests in such circumstances. 


    Trek Booking:


    Asiana Treks and Tours is the best and most trusted trek and tour company operator authorized by the Nepal government. We require a 10% advance payment to book your trip, and you'll need to send us a copy of your passport, photos, travel insurance, and flight details as soon as you book a tour with us. You can use bank transfer, or any other way like Western Union, or online via our website, which is easy. The remaining trip cost can be paid upon arrival in Nepal. We offer last-minute bookings, but changes may occur due to circumstances like bad weather. 



    Transportation for Annapurna Basecamp trekking:


    We pride ourselves on our flexible transportation options, which include planes, helicopters, tourist buses, coasters, vans, jeeps, and cars. These are tailored to our Clints' specific needs, preferences, itineraries, and agreements, ensuring a comfortable and personalized travel experience. However, we provide Tourist buses to and from Pokhara, Private transportation from Nayapul to and from Sewai and Kathmandu sightseeing private vehicle as per the group, and optional fly to and from Pokhara at extra cost.


    Trekking Start: 


    Your Annapurna base camp trek begins with a warm welcome in Kathmandu. As soon as you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, our dedicated team will be there to greet you. We'll then escort you to your hotel in a private vehicle, ensuring a comfortable and hassle-free start to your adventure, setting the tone for a memorable journey.

    If you miss the regular trip briefing, don't worry. We'll provide it at a convenient time before departure, Pokhara, either before a World Heritage tour the following morning or the next day; we'll then proceed to Pokhara by tourist bus, departing around 7 a.m. from Sorakhutte, Kathmandu.

    The package includes transportation by tourist bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara, offering a comfortable and scenic journey. However, if you prefer a quicker option, you can also take a 25-minute domestic flight to Pokhara or use a private vehicle for an additional cost, giving you the freedom to choose what suits you best.


    Currency Exchange:


    The Nepalese rupee is Nepali currency, and 1 USD is approximately 130 NPR. Only NPR is accepted in Nepal, so it's best to bring cash to facilitate transactions. Banks and ATMs in Kathmandu provide currency exchange services, but note that most banks prefer new, crisp notess



    Guide and Porter Arrangement:


    Our company, Asiana Treks and Tours, focuses on responsible tourism in Nepal. We make sure our guides and porters are well-trained in Trekking and mountaineering. They know a lot about the areas we go to, including geography, history, customs, and culture. We train them regularly in safety, first aid, and environmental conservation. We follow guidelines to treat our porters fairly, providing them with good pay, accommodation, and meals during treks. Our guides and porters are essential team members, and we appreciate their hard work. When you trek with us, you support ethical tourism in Nepal, making your trip meaningful and memorable.

    Asiana Treks and Tours prioritizes your safety and enjoyment. Our knowledgeable guides, reliable equipment, and safety measures ensure a great trekking experience in Nepal.



    Porter, Luggage and extra Luggage storage: 


      We cover the cost of porters for your luggage, but the maximum weight limit is 12 kg per person. Each porter carries luggage for two trekkers; please share a duffle bag with another. Our porters will carry up to 25 kg each. If you need a porter for yourself, we can arrange that. We also recommend carrying a small backpack for your valuables and important documents. You can leave extra luggage at our office for free and at a hotel in Pokhara, Namche, etc.


      Accommodation:


      Accommodation during the Annapurna Trek varies. Along the trekking route, you'll stay in guest houses, commonly known as teahouses. These basic lodges offer rooms, dining areas, and toilets. The quality of guest houses varies but remains affordable and convenient for trekkers. Rooms typically have twin or bunk beds and shared bathrooms, and blankets and pillows are provided. Our company can offer a sleeping bag if you don't have one. You'll spend nine nights in lodges along the trekking route, two nights in a hotel in Pokhara, and three nights in a hotel in Kathmandu. Some places and lodges have attached bathrooms, while others offer simple yet clean rooms with shared facilities. We can arrange a solo trekking service if you're traveling solo, but availability may be limited during peak season in some places. In Kathmandu or Pokhara, your hotel room will have excellent amenities, including TV, 24/7 hot water, electricity, and laundry service.


      Meals during the trip:


      Eating well is essential since the ABC Trek takes you through the high Himalayas. You'll have plenty of nutritious meals in the trekking regions, although the options won't be as varied as in the cities. You'll get forteen breakfasts, elevan lunches, and ten dinners during the Trek. The menu includes local, Asian, and Western dishes, but it gets more straightforward as you climb higher. Try popular Nepali foods like lentils, rice, curry, dumplings, noodles, Spagaties, and many more.We highly recommend eating fresh vegetables and drinking liquids like green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea, and garlic soup, especially at high altitudes. While non-vegetarian options are available during the Trek, we suggest avoiding them for hygiene reasons. It's also best to steer clear of dairy, cheese, alcohol, caffeine, and hot chocolate. Personal expenses like alcoholic drinks and extra beverages at lodges or cafes aren't included in the package. 


      Drinking water:


      Nepal is the second country in the world regarding water sources after Brazil. According to the Nepal government, only 27% of people here have clean drinking water. You can buy mineral water in teahouses, but it is expensive; people prefer plastic bottles in some trekking areas. So, there are some safe drinking water stations where you can refill your bottle. However, we recommend carrying Steripen, iodine drops, water purification tablets for safe drinking, and refillable water bottles for boiled or filtered water. We strongly advise not to drink from taps, wells, and rivers in trekking areas. However, in all the city areas, Mineral water is available at a reasonable cost everywhere.


      Extra Personal Expenses:


      While most expenses during the Trek are covered, you'll need to spend money on accommodations and meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara, souvenirs, and additional beverages. We estimate about USD 10-20 per trekking day for miscellaneous expenses.


      Toilet Facilities in Annapurna Base Camp Trekking:


      Most teahouses have Western-style flush toilets during mountain treks, especially at lower elevations. But as you go higher, find simple squat toilets along the trails and teahouses at higher altitudes. These toilets usually have water or toilet paper, but it's a good idea to bring your toilet paper just in case. You can also use restrooms at nearby teahouses or find a private spot along the trekking routes.


      Internet Connectivity:


      While trekking in the Himalayan region of Nepal, connecting with your family and friends is also a good idea. You can find internet access at teahouses and lodges, but it might be extra minimal cost. The signal might be weak because of the remote location. You can also get internet access using a local SIM card and data packages available at Kathmandu airport or nearby shops in Thamel and Pokhara. You'll have a passport-sized photo and a copy of your passport to get a SIM card. It's a good idea to compare prices and data packages from telecom companies like Ncell and Nepal Telecom before buying. Knowing about teahouse connectivity. Our guide will suggest connections for you. 

      Electricity voltage and plugs:


      However, 95 % of Nepali people have access to electricity as of May 29, 2023. almost popular trekking routes, teahouses, and lodges have electricity. However, some isolated and solo trekking tea houses in the jungle don't have electricity; Most of these tea houses let travelers charge their devices for a small fee. The average electrical voltage in Nepal is 230 volts, with plug types like Type C, Type D, and Type M. Travellers should bring a suitable adapter and, if needed, a voltage converter for their electronic devices.


      Communication:


      The guest houses in the trekking regions have internet access. You could buy a SIM card at Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu and Pokhara. However, the signal may need to be more assertive at high altitudes. Our office keeps in touch with all trekking teams via the trek guide at least once daily to ensure everything goes as planned.


      Trip Extension:


      Suppose you have extra days in Nepal after the Trek. In that case, we can arrange a tour, overnight stay at Nagarkot Balthali or any other place around Kathmandu and Chitwan, jungle safari, paragliding, rafting, canyoning, or other treks. Do not hesitate to Inform us. We will create the best for you.


      Trek Difficulty:


      The Annapurna Base Camp trek presents a moderate and challenging yet enriching adventure. Your enjoyment of the trip will largely depend on your level of fitness. We recommend building stamina at least two weeks before the trek. Activities include jogging, running, swimming, or taking long hikes for the journey ahead.

      Completing this trek is achievable even if you're a beginner, although you must maintain a reasonable fitness level. Prior trekking experience can be advantageous, though it is optional. All you need is the readiness to hike steadily for 4-8 hours, navigating tricky terrain.

      Suppose trekkers have pre-existing medical conditions, such as lung or heart diseases. In that case, they are advised to consult their physician before booking the trek to ensure their safety and well-being throughout the journey.



      Trip Safety:


      We highly give top priority. We provide experienced guides with first aid kits and necessary safety gear to ensure a safe hand. Our team monitors weather and trail conditions and takes precautions to avoid risks. Before starting the trek, we discuss the trip to provide a clear understanding and ensure a reliable experience.



      Group & Private Treks:


      We organize many group and private treks simultaneously, with discounts available for larger groups. Every group will have a trekking guide and porters; an assistant guide may be provided for larger groups. Our team ensures a safe and enjoyable trekking experience for all participants.


      About solo traveler:


      If you're a solo traveler, please contact us to confirm departure dates before booking. You can tell us via call, WhatsApp, or email. We have listed upcoming departure dates for your convenience. Feel free to share the trip details with friends and family.



      Responsible Travel:


      We prioritize responsible travel to minimize environmental impact and support local communities. We collaborate with organizations like the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) to promote eco-friendly practices in trekking regions.


      Graduate:


      Graduate or tipping is appreciated in Nepali culture and reflects the quality of service provided. You decide how much to tip, but we recommend tipping as a group at the end of the trip.


      End of Trek:


      On the eleventh day, you'll take a bus from Pokhara back to Kathmandu, which takes about seven hours. Alternatively, you can fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu for an extra fee. In the evening, we'll host a farewell dinner in Kathmandu.


      Departure:


      On the day of your departure flight, we'll come to pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport. We hope you enjoyed the Nepal trek and will consider returning for more adventures in Nepal.


      Feedback:


      After you complete the ABC Trek, we'll organize a farewell dinner in Kathmandu and present you with a trekking achievement certificate. After the dinner, you can provide feedback about the Trek on travel portals.


      Last-Minute Booking:


      If you can't book in advance, we offer last-minute bookings. Full payment is required 24 hours before departure. While we do our best to accommodate last-minute bookings, delays may occur due to unforeseen.






      Important Note

      Best time to travel Nepal and Annapurna Basecamp trekking:


      Nepal is a country of differences with various landscapes, including towering mountain ranges, lush forests, and a vibrant cultural heritage. The best time to travel to Nepal depends on your preferences and the type of excursions or events you intend to participate in. Generally, Nepal has four distinct seasons, each with unique charms and challenges.


      1. Winter Season: Cold temperatures start in late November or early December, but clear skies suit budget travelers. Lower-elevation treks and skiing/snowboarding in ski resorts are popular activities.


      Spring Season: From late February 15 to Jun 15, warmer temperatures make it perfect for Trekking. Rhododendrons bloom, adding to the scenic beauty. Celebrations like Holi and Buddha Jayanti occur during this time.


      Summer Season: Monsoon rains from June 15 to August make trekking challenging, but it's a great time to experience lush greenery and agriculture. Ideal for peace seekers and cultural tours of cities accessible by road.


      Autumn Season: September to November is Nepal's best time for Trekking and outdoor activities. Clear skies, pleasant temperatures, and festivals like Dashain Tihar and Chhat make this period ideal for experiencing Nepali culture.


      Sunrise and sunset in Poon Hill by month:


      Here are approximate sunrise and sunset time rounds of the year; however, please always check local sources or weather apps for the most accurate and current information before planning your trek to Poon Hill.


      January:  Sunrise: Around 6:45 AM Sunset: Around 5:30 PM

      Januaryis has clear skies and frigid temperatures. The sun casts a golden light on the snow-capped peaks.


      February:  Sunrise: Around 6:35 AM Sunset: Around 5:45 PM

      February has a slightly warm morning, with clear skies providing excellent visibility.


      March: Sunrise: Around 6:15 AM Sunset: Around 6:00 PM

      March starts spring, bringing blooming rhododendrons and clear, vibrant mornings.


      April:  Sunrise: Around 5:50 AM Sunset: Around 6:15 PM

      April is a mild temperature; clear skies make for beautiful sunrises and sunsets.


      May: Sunrise: Around 5:30 AM Sunset: Around 6:30 PM

      May is warm in the mornings and evenings, with increasing chances of clouds as the monsoon season approaches.


      June:  Sunrise: Around 5:25 AM Sunset: Around 6:45 PM

      Jun is the start of the monsoon season, which can bring cloudy mornings and evenings, though clear days are still possible.


      July:  Sunrise: Around 5:30 AM Sunset: Around 6:50 PM

      July is a monsoon season that brings frequent clouds and rain, often obscuring sunrise and sunset views.


      August: Sunrise: Around 5:35 AM Sunset: Around 6:40 PM

      August continued monsoon conditions with cloudy skies and rain, though occasional clear days can offer stunning views.


      September:  Sunrise: Around 5:45 AM Sunset: Around 6:20 PM

      September is the end of the monsoon season, bringing clearer skies and excellent visibility for sunrise and sunset.


      October: Sunrise: Around 6:00 AM Sunset: Around 5:50 PM

      October is one of the best months for trekking, with clear skies and perfect sunrise and sunset views.


      November: Sunrise: Around 6:15 AM Sunset: Around 5:30 PM

      November is clear and crisp weather with excellent visibility. The air is cool, providing stunning sunrise and sunset experiences.


      December: Sunrise: Around 6:30 AM Sunset: Around 5:20 PM

      December is cold and clear skies. The sunrise and sunset light up the snow-capped peaks beautifully and quite chilly.


      Each season offers unique experiences during the ABC Trek. Spring brings mild weather and blooming rhododendrons, while summer provides lush vegetation despite the monsoon. Autumn features clear skies and vibrant festivals, and winter offers snowy peaks with fewer crowds.


      Weather Conditions of Annapurna Base Camp Trekking:


      Spring temperatures range from 12 to -5 degrees Celsius from March to May. Summer temperatures range between 18 and -3 degrees Celsius from June to August. Autumn, the peak season, has temperatures from 29 to -11 degrees Celsius. Winter brings snow and temperatures from 9.3 to -20 degrees Celsius. However according to government and metrologist Monsoon start from June 13 and end at October 2.

      Our destination experiences four distinct seasons – summer, spring, autumn, and winter. Summer, also known as the rainy season, is characterized by frequent rainfalls and muddy terrain, which can affect certain outdoor activities. On the other hand, spring brings low rain, clear skies, and vibrant nature with blooming flowers. Prepare for harsh weather and extremely low temperatures in winter, making the trek more challenging. However, the sight of the snow-covered trail will be rewarding.These weather patterns can help you plan your activities and pack according to your wishes.


      Entry and exit requirements at the Tribhuban International Airport in Nepal:


      Upon arrival at the entry point, all baggage undergoes declaration and clearance through customs. Passengers arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) without access to goods may proceed through the Green Channel for swift clearance without luggage checks.


      Before departing Nepal, it is crucial to possess a valid visa and passport. If your Visa has expired, you must extend it before being permitted to leave. Please note that the Immigration office at Tribhuvan International Airport is not authorized and allowed to extend visas.



      About Visa requirements:


      To visit Nepal, you need a valid passport and a visa. You can quickly get an arrival visa at entry points or Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport. However, some people need a permit before they come, so it's good to check with the nearest Nepalese embassy.

      Some nationalities that don't get visas from immigration entry points in Nepal are Nigeria, Iraq, Ghana, Afghanistan, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Somalia, Palestine, and Ethiopia.


      Types of visas, as in the table below: 


      Fifteen days, 30 days, or 90 days. The cost varies from $30 to $125 depending on how long you want to stay. You can pay in US dollars or other significant currencies, sometimes even Nepalese rupees.

      If you're coming for business, you can get a suitable visa for up to 5 years. The fee depends on how much money you're investing. If you invest less than 10 million Nepalese rupees, it's $35 per month, $400 per year, or $1000 for five years. If you invest more, the fees are lower; if you invest more than 100 million Nepalese rupees, you don't have to pay any fees.

      People from SAARC countries get a free 30-day visa. Indians don't need a visa, but they must show ID, like a passport or citizenship card. Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months. And it's a good idea to have travel insurance which covers medical treatment and emergency evacuation.

      Some places in Nepal require a separate permit to visit. 


      Tims and Permit for Annapurna base camp Trekking :


      TIMS and permits are compulsory to travel to the Annapurna region or visit the Annapurna Base Camp. These permits include the TIMS card and the Annapurna Conservation Area permit. You can get these permits in Kathmandu or Pokhara from registered trekking companies.

      The Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permits foreigners 3000 Rs per person, which is $26$ in equivalent.

      The TIMS card is 2000 Rs Per person (USD 17). in equivalent.

      The ACAP permit for Indians is 1500 RS per person, and the TIMS is 600 RS per person.


      Travel Insurance:


      Asiana Treks and Tours strongly advises our valuable clients to have travel insurance that protects adventurous activities at high altitudes above 5,000 m. This comprehensive coverage, which includes accidents and emergency help, will provide you with the peace of mind you need during your high-altitude adventure.

      However, you can get this insurance online from different companies. Here are some popular Insurance company choices for Everest Base Camp Trekking.


      USA and Canada: Tugo, United Health Care, World Nomad, Blue Cross.


      Australia and New Zealand: Fast Cover, Allianz Australia.


      Singapore: Ergo, World Nomad Explore plan level 3.


      Europe: Europe Assistance, Austrian Alpine Club, Allianz Europe.


      India: ICICI Lombard


      But make sure the policy covers trekking up to 5985,000 m altitude. These are just suggestions, so the policies and what they cover might vary. It's best to contact these insurers directly to ask about what they offer before you buy anything.


      High Altitude Sickness and Acclimatisation:


      Altitude sickness is common among hikers in Nepal's Himalayan Region. It happens when the body doesn't get enough oxygen at higher elevations, causing headaches and dizziness. Acclimatization is essential to prevent this. It means gradually getting used to higher altitudes by resting, drinking fluids, and ascending slowly. Spending an extra day at lower elevations before going higher is the best way to avoid altitude sickness. Hydration is the main issue during Trekking to prevent dehydration, which can worsen altitude sickness. Drinking plenty of water, tea, and soup can help. Trekkers can also take medicines like acetazolamide or dexamethasone to relieve symptoms. However, it's best to consult a doctor first. Proper acclimatization techniques are like "climb high, sleep low," and please keep in mind that during your trek, you should always stay hydrated, which would reduce the risk of altitude sickness. Booking with an experienced guide can ensure you get the right advice and help during your trek.



      Fitness and Training:



      Trekking and climbing in Nepal's Hilly region and high-terrain Himalayas require physical fitness and training for a safe journey. Trekking involves walking long distances, sometimes for hours daily, over different terrain and at high altitudes. To build stamina and prepare the body, it's best to start fitness activities a few months before the trip, including cardio, strength, and endurance training.

      Your journey to Nepal can be safe and successful with physical fitness, training, and preparation. Be aware of the risks and challenges, and take necessary safety measures for a fun and secure trip.



      Packing Check list:


      When planning a trip to Nepal, packing the right gear is crucial for a successful journey, which includes clothing, equipment, and accessories tailored to your trek and the time of year. If you're trekking, pack light unless you're hiring a porter. Consider renting or buying gear in Nepal to save space. Ensure your equipment is high-quality and in good condition to avoid problems in the mountains. Take our suggestions to prepare your baggage correctly. Lastly, double-check the weather forecast and ensure you have all the necessary items for a safe and comfortable trip.



      Typical day In Annapurna Base Camp Trekking:

       


      Each day of the Trek brings new experiences as you explore different places, enjoy breathtaking landscapes, and converse with locals to learn more about their customs and culture. Our guides will provide information about the places you visit.Trekking usually starts around 7-8 am, depending on the distance to cover and the terrain. We'll stop for lunch after about three hours of Trekking, usually on the way to our destination for the day. After lunch, you'll have an hour to rest before continuing the Trek. The afternoon trek is shorter, and once we reach our destination, you'll have time to explore until it gets dark. Dinner is served around 6-7 pm, followed by a briefing from your trek leader about the next day's plan. Afterward, you can relax and entertain yourself with games or learn Nepali words from our crew.



      About the sensitive zone in Annapurna Base Camp Trekking:



      There are some risky areas to watch out for during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. This trek is also known as the Annapurna Sanctuary trek. Certain parts of the trail, such as the steep descent from Ghorepani Deurali to Banthati, Kuldi Ghar to Bamboo, Near Hotel Himalaya to after Himalaya, Hinko Cave to Deurali, and Deurali to Bagar, can be hazardous, especially during snowfall or heavy rains in winter and March. Our guides are familiar with these risky spots and can help navigate them safely. Travelers sometimes run into difficulties, and sadly, some have even lost their lives while trekking to Annapurna Base Camp without a guide and proper information.

      Trip Itinerary

      Your trip day starts today when you arrive to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Upon your arrival, you will be received by our representative at the airport. He will be carrying a signboard with our company’s name on it. Then you will be transferred to the tour hotel and checked in. A trip briefing will follow later today and the time will be notified to you by the representative who picks you up from the airport. We will come to meet and brief you about the trip at the fixed time. Until then just relax or explore a bit of surrounding.


      Max. altitude

      1337 m/ 4385 ft

      Accomodation

      3* hotel

      Meals

      Hotel

      We take you for a day tour of cultural heritage monuments in Kathmandu valley after breakfast. The tour will give you a mixed insight of history, culture, art, architecture and spirituality of Kathmandu valley. The sites include; Swoyambhunath aka Monkey Temple: The oldest of all sites in Kathmandu valley, Swoyambhunath is an important Buddhist spiritual site having the history over two thousand years old. This site has gained a popular name as monkey temple as this small forested hill is a good habitat for hundreds of monkeys. The visit there will heighten your spiritual and cultural experience. Patan City including Patan Durbar Square: A tour to medieval city of Patan gives you a great insight about ethnic Newari culture, Budhhist spirituality, religious harmony, art and architecture while you stroll around the charismatic alleys taking you to magnificent local community squares known as Bahal and eventually leading you to an incredible medieval palace square. The monuments and skill of the local artisans displayed on those monuments in the square will stun you with their unbelievable charm. Boudhanath Stupa: The largest of its kind in the world, this magnificent stupa is a very important center of faith for the people following Tibetan Buddhism. This place is nice Circular Square with the stunning stupa in the middle of it which spreads a lot of spiritual vibrations around the atmosphere.


      Max. altitude

      1337 m/ 4385 ft

      Hours

      6 hrs

      Accomodation

      3* hotel

      Meals

      B/B

      We will drive to Pokhara by tourist bus in the morning after breakfast. After driving for about seven hours through scenic countryside of Nepal, we reach an eloquently charming city of Pokhara. The drive will have enough stopovers necessary on the way. Once we reach Pokhara, the charm of the city will capture our attention for a good feeling of being amidst the natural wonders from close up Himalayas to the surrounding lakes. A lake nearby our hotel is a nice place to take an evening stroll and the lakeside town has lots of options to dine. Have an option to fly to Pokhara at an extra cost.

      Max. altitude

      827 m/ 1713 ft

      Hours

      6/7 hrs

      Accomodation

      3* hotel

      Meals

      B/B

      Today is the first day of our trek which starts after a one and half hours’ drive. Starting from the place called Nayapul, the trek goes alongside the Modi Khola, a Himalayan river flowing down from the Annapurna, to Birethanti and to Hile and finally to Tikhedhunga. We spend approximately five hours including the lunch time before we reach Tikhedhunga where we will stay overnight today in a simple tea house.

      Max. altitude

      1330m/4363 ft

      Hours

      1 drive/3 walk hrs

      Accomodation

      Best guest house

      Meals

      B/L/D

      The second day of trek, we trek to Ghorepani today after breakfast. It is an uphill walk all the way through and the trek passes through beautiful Himalayan foothills settings of villages and rhododendron forest. As we walk up on the well-trodden mountain trails, it brings some of the incredible things in our view including the majestic Himalayas. Once we reach to Ghorepani at the elevation of 2875 meters above sea level, we will be stunned by the real close up view of the Himalayan peaks. If we reach there for the sunset time, it will be one rewarding sunset experience.


      Max. altitude

      2875 m/9431 ft

      Hours

      7-8 hrs

      Accomodation

      Best guest house

      Meals

      B/L/D

      It is going to be a very early morning today as we are hiking up to Poon Hill at the elevation of 3210 meters above sea level to see a breathtaking panoramic view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain range in the Himalaya. Given the good weather condition, the one hour hike up early in the morning will be rewarded by a heavenly view of the mountains and sunrise that makes us feel exalted. After sunrise we hike down to Ghorepani tea house to have our breakfast and start the trek to Tadapani. After an approximately five hours trek, we reach another spectacular place, Tadapani, and stay overnight in a tea house there.


      Max. altitude

      2631 m/ 8629 ft

      Hours

      6 hrs

      Accomodation

      Best guest house

      Meals

      B/L/D

      The beginning of the trek today is all downhill followed by an uphill walk so the beautiful breakfast we devoured at the tea house in Tadapani is turned to energy much quicker and already used. After an effort of walking up and down the hill for about five hours, we come to the beautiful village of Chhomrong. We stay here tonight.


      Max. altitude

      2150 m/ 7052 ft

      Hours

      5 hrs

      Accomodation

      Best guest house

      Meals

      B/L/D

      Another approximately five hours of trek takes us to Dovan today from Chhomrong via Sinua. It is also a day of mountain trekking thrill like others on the way to famous Annapurna Base Camp and we are marching ahead closer to the base camp of the famous Mt. Annapurna.


      Max. altitude

      2520 m/8265

      Hours

      5-6 hrs

      Accomodation

      Best guest house

      Meals

      B/L/D

      The walk from Dovan to Machhapuchhre base camp abbreviated famously for MBC is an incredible one with spectacular views. The day will be of about six hours of walking through the rugged mountain trail.

      Max. altitude

      3712 m/12175

      Hours

      7 hrs

      Accomodation

      Best guest house

      Meals

      B/L/D

      Today is another early morning start to hike to the Annapurna base camp which is the culmination of this trip. Reach to the base camp of Annapurna after a cool early morning walk to enjoy the majestic sunrise and spectacular view of the mountains. Trek back to Macchapuchhre Base Camp to enjoy the beautiful mountain breakfast after the refreshing morning walk. Trek down to Dovan after breakfast.

      Max. altitude

      2520 m/8265

      Hours

      6 hrs

      Accomodation

      Best guest house

      Meals

      B/L/D

      Start the trek of the day to Jhinu after breakfast. The trek down for about seven hours to find a natural hot spring where you can wash away the tiredness caused by the several days of walking up and down the mountain.

      Max. altitude

      1780 m | 5,840 ft.

      Hours

      6 hrs

      Accomodation

      Best guest house

      Meals

      B/L/D

      Today, as the last day of the trek, is a little shorter walk compared to the other days. After walking for about four hours, we take a jeep ride back to Nayapul and another one and half hours’ drive back to Pokhara. Check into the hotel and take some stroll around lakeside after you freshen up.

      Max. altitude

      827 m/ 1713 ft

      Hours

      4 hrs

      Accomodation

      3* hotel

      Meals

      B/B

      A free day in Pokhara to do some sightseeing, boating or some adventure sports like paragliding, zip flying, ultra-light flight, bungee jumping etc. The day’s activities would be at an extra cost. We will be happy to organize those extra activities for you, should you choose to do any. Or simply take your leisurely time on your own to get some massage, strolling around lakeside, shopping etc.

      Max. altitude

      827 m/ 1713 ft

      Accomodation

      3* hotel

      Meals

      B/B

      Drive back to Kathmandu after breakfast. Or you have an option to fly back to Kathmandu paying an additional cost for the ticket. Check into hotel once you arrive to Kathmandu and freshen up. We will go for dinner later in the evening.

      Max. altitude

      1337 m/ 4385 ft

      Hours

      7 Hrs for drive back hrs

      Accomodation

      3* hotel

      Meals

      B/L/D

      You will be transferred to airport as per your flight schedule. We will pick you up from the hotel three hours prior to your flight time.

      Hours

      30 minute drive to airport hrs

      Meals

      Breakfast
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      Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

      Includes

        • Airport picks up and transfers to Hotel.
        • Accommodations in Kathmandu and Pokhara at 3-star category with breakfast.
        • A day sightseeing in an old heritage site in Kathmandu with a city guide.
        • First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation at higher altitudes.
        • Necessary Land transportation Kathmandu- Pokhara-Nayapul and back.
        • Annapurna Conservation Area and poon hill Entry Permit.
        • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System.
        • An experienced and first aid trained license holder trekking guide.
        • Equipped and insured trekking porter (one porter for 2 persons, he carry only carries 25 KG.)
        • Meals, insurance, salary, equipment, accommodation, and transportation of our trekking crew.
        • Tea House accommodation on a twin or multi-sharing basis during the trek.
        • Applicable government taxes (13% VAT and 10% tourism service charges.)
        • Cultural dance with farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

      Doesn't Include

        • Nepal entry visa and your Travel/Medical insurance.
        • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
        • Single supplements in hotels except for solo trekking service.
        • Optional trips are not specified in the itinerary.
        • Battery Charges are available during the trek if need to pay extra cost.)
        • Personal trekking equipment, hot shower If needed to pay while on a trek.
        • Drinks (including tea) and Bar Bill (beverage)
        • Helicopter evacuation/rescue in case of emergency
        • Donations to the local organization
        • Tipping to guide and porter.

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      Equipment List

      Clothing:
      • Lightweight, moisture-wicking base layers
      • Insulating layers (fleece or down jacket)
      • Waterproof and windproof jacket
      • Waterproof and breathable pants
      • Trekking pants (convertible to shorts are convenient)
      • Quick-drying T-shirts
      • Thermal socks
      • Waterproof and insulated gloves
      • Warm hat and sun hat
      • Sunglasses with UV protection
      Footwear:
      • Comfortable, broken-in trekking boots
      • Gaiters (optional but can be useful in snow or rain)
      Backpack:
      • Large backpack (50-70 liters) for carrying personal gear
      • Daypack (20-30 liters) for daily essentials during trekking
      Sleeping Gear:
      • Sleeping bag suitable for low temperatures (rated for at least -10°C or lower)
      • Sleeping bag liner (optional for added warmth and hygiene)

      Trekking Gear:
      • Trekking poles for stability
      • Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries
      • Water purification tablets or water filter
      • Refillable water bottles or a hydration system
      • Duct tape or repair kit for gear
      Health and Hygiene:
      • First aid kit with basic medications (consult with a healthcare professional)
      • Personal medications and prescriptions
      • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes
      • Toothbrush and toothpaste
      • Quick-dry towel
      • Sunscreen with high SPF
      • Lip balm with UV protection
      • Personal hygiene items
      Electronics:
      • Camera or smartphone for capturing memories
      • Power bank and charging cables
      • Travel adapter for electrical outlets
      Climbing Gear (if attempting higher peaks):
      • Crampons
      • Ice axe
      • Harness
      • Helmet
      Documents and Permits:
      • Passport and necessary permits
      • Travel insurance
      • Passport-sized photos
      Miscellaneous:
      • Snacks and energy bars
      • Trekking map and guidebook
      • Whistle
      • Multi-tool or knife
      • Cash (local currency) and credit cards
      • Lightweight and compact daypack for exploring around base camps

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