KTM-Ghorepani-Tadapani-Chhomrung-MBC-ABC and return
4130m at Annapurna Base Camp
All time of the year
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is around remote traditional villages taking greetings of local people passing lush green vegetation with viewing snow covered Himalayas around beautiful Annapurna range.The Nepal ABC trek via Poon Hill starts from Pokhara for 10 days to the base of Annapurna – with scenic city of Nepal. After the British traveler col. James O.M “Jimmy’ invented the Annapurna area for Nepal trekking, in 1956 again Robert informs to the world its is the “Sanctuary of Gods’. The Annapurna Base Camp trek has named as Annapurna sanctuary Trek as Anna means Food and Purna means enough.
The Annapurna Himalaya of harvest goddess. The rivers are feed by glacier, the river irrigates, thus bouncy enough to feed the human and entire living beings. The massive Annapurna peak range hand touching distance. It is also known as ABC trek as well. The popular trail cross the scenic view spot Ghorepani Poon Hill on the way to ABC trekking which is bounded by several peaks. Passing farms and villages the trek combines eye-catching Himalayan vistas with out of imagination and artictic mixture. Between the two peaks Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre the trip towards deep gorge through thick bamboo jungles of the narrow Modi Khola which comes from the base camp.You will be in the middle of arena of snow covered peaks – Annapurna (9,091m) as well as other major peaks overlooking the sanctuary that includes the South Annapurna (7,119m) Gangapurna (7,455m) and Annapurna 3rd (7,555m) with other white peaks.
The area also referred to machhapuchhere Base Camp. The return adventure descends via the lush terraced Modi Khola until the Nayapul here from the bus and car facilities are available to Pokhara.
Day 01: Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, Pick up and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Trek preparation day and visit around Kathmandu’s world heritage sites and durbar squares.
Day 03: Tourist bus drive to Pokhara, 7 hrs comfortable drive
Day 04: After breakfasts, drive to Nayapul and Trek to Ulleri (2050m) 6 hrs walk
Day 05: Ulleri to Ghorepani Village trek (2751m) 5 hrs walk
Day 06: Morning Hike to Poon Hill (3210m) and trek to Tadapani (2700m) – 7 hrs walk
Day 07: Tadapani to Chhomrong (2170m) – 6 hrs walk
Day 08: Chhmrong to Himalaya Hotel (2900m) 6 hrs walk
Day 09: Himalaya Hotel to ABC (4095m) 6 hrs walk
Day 10: Morning view point visit and trek back to Bamboo – 6 hrs walk
Day 11: Trek to Jhini Dada and visit Hot Spring – 4 hrs walk
Day 12: Trek back to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara
Day 13: Tourist bus drive to Kathmandu
Day 14: Final departure from Kathmandu or extend you trip.
- Pick up upon arrival from Kathmandu airport
- Kathmandu 3 star accommodations for 3 nights with breakfasts
- Kathmandu sightseeing tour with private transport and expert tour guide
- Trekking map of Annapurna Base Camp
- Kathmandu to Pokhara and return tourist bus, car or flight transfers
- Pokhara 2 nights’ accommodations with breakfasts
- Pokhara to Nayapul and return car/Van transfers
- Your all meals along the trek (Breakfasts/Lunch/Dinners)
- Tea house or lodge accommodations along the trek nights
- First Aid Medical kid box services
- An experienced Trek guide, Government licensed, well English speaking, equipments and needed porter to carry your bags during the trek with their all payments
- Annapurna Conservation permits and Tims
- Company services charges
- Departure transfers from Hotel to Airport
What's not included?
- Your lunch and dinners in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Any type of bar bills, tea coffee and deserts
- Personal shopping, phone calls an dlaundry bills
Important Note and Optional Activities:
Your safety is of paramount concern whilst traveling with us. Please note that your trek leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Our every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, however as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it! Weather conditions, the health of member can all contribute to changes the itinerary. The trek leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary. Your leader will accompany you on all scheduled activities. During your trip you will have free time to pursue you own interests. Your trek leader will assist you with information about your options but please note that any additional activities you undertake are not part of our itinerary and our makes no representation about the safety of the activity. Please use your own good judgment when choosing optional activities in your own free time.
Our Trekking itinerary is planned with a high degree of minimization of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to kill. The higher the altitude the less oxygen there is in the air. On the height of 5554m/18192ft or Everest Base Camp (5357m/17575ft) for example, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Your body needs many days to adapt to this so for a safe trek it absolutely essential to allow for sufficient time for acclimatization. Sensible planning is therefore required to minimize the risk of AMS. We advise specially the guest(s) with known heart or lungs or blood diseases to consult their doctor before traveling. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorder are symptoms of AMS. Our itineraries are designed to try to prevent AMS but it is important to remember, some people can be more susceptible than others.
Trek Leader & Staff Arrangements
We firmly believe that the way to get the most out of your staff is to treat them well; a happy staff is a hard-working staff. And this belief manifests itself in every way we deal with our staff.
- Intensive Wilderness First Aid
- Trekking Guide Training
- Eco Trekking Workshop & Adventure Meet
- English Language
- Conservation & Biodiversity
- Rock & Ice Climbing & Mountaineering (for expedition leaders)
So, we can guarantee you your trip will be led by the best, most professional and experienced guides there are. All of our guides fluent English-speakers and if you like we also have guides fluent in other languages (French, Spanish, Japanese, German and Italian). All our guides are carefully selected for their experience, leadership skills and personal ability. We have learnt that effective leadership is a vital for a trip to be safe, enjoyable and successful.
In fact, not only are all our guides experienced working in these regions, but most of them actually grew up in these mountainous regions of Nepal. It's home for them, it's in their blood. They're not 'familiar' with local communities, they're a part of them. They don't 'know' local culture, they practice it. They truly love their home and relish getting the opportunity to show travelers why.
Though often overlooked, it's no exaggeration to say the entire trekking and expedition industry in Nepal is built on the back of hard working local porters. It is their tireless efforts carrying supplies, equipment and baggage that make journeying to these remote areas possible. So it's very unfortunate that they have endured a history of exploitation and abuse at the hands of the industry. In an effort to combat this, we are firmly committed to porter rights.
We ensure all our porters are well treated, well paid and we provide the level of shelter, clothing and footwear that these harsh environments demand. Porters who become sick are treated with the same care and attention as team members and we have previously used helicopters - at our expense - to rescue porters from dangerous situations. And for the porter's sake we require that all trekkers keep their bag weight under 15kgs/33 pounds.
We support the work of the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG), making our resources available to them to help improve the working conditions of the porters.
The Everest region is stunningly beautiful, but equally fragile. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as we do and so the tourism industry has an obligation to protect and preserve it. We employ a 'zero impact' policy on the natural environment and the traditional communities that live there. We enforce a number of do's and don'ts, and staff can advise how to minimize your impact.
Prior to embarking on the Everest Base Camp trek you must be in good health and physical condition. Most days have four to five hours of walking, but some days are up to seven hours. It's a good idea to prepare yourself in the lead-up to your trip with some regular exercise, the best form of which is long walks in hilly areas. Technical experience is not required, hiking/camping experience is an advantage, but by far the most important thing is a positive attitude and a generous amount of determination.
If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, it's vital you let us know the details of these before setting off. Also, before coming to Nepal it's important to consult your doctor regarding vaccinations and any other medical concerns the trip may raise. Medical and evacuation expenses are your responsibility.
A Typical Day on the Trail...
At 6 am your Sherpa will knock on your door with a chirpy good morning, followed shortly by a basin of hot water to wash in. Then it's time to order breakfast, pack up your kit and head off to trek for the next three hours through forests, hills, mountains and local villages. You'll stop for an hour at a particularly pleasant spot along the way for a well-earned hot lunch. Then you'll then walk another three hours or so, before you stop for the night. Then you can have tea or coffee and some light snacks, before exploring the area with trek leader or just relaxing until dinner is served in a warm dining hall.
The evenings are spent reading or chatting with your fellow trekkers and crew about the trip so far(s). A pack of cards is an asset on these nights; the crew love teaching various Nepali card games and learning new Western games. Finally, it's off to bed for a well deserved night's rest before you start it all again.
Pre Trip Meeting
Prior to all our expeditions and treks, we host a Pre-Trip meeting here in Kathmandu on the 2nd day of your itinerary starts in the morning during the breakfast and introduced your trek Leader mean time and it will provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the your trek and to introduce you to other team members.
The Trekking Group
For the Everest Base Camp trek, there will be one leader, one assistant leader and one Sherpa porter for each group of two trekkers. This arrangement ensures that should any one of them fall ill, the trip can still go on as planned. We can run the trek for groups of any size, but generally have a maximum of ten people, as we've found this to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However if you'd like to make a group booking for more than ten people it can easily be arranged.
All accommodation for this trek is included in the trip cost and we have chosen accommodation options based on the following criteria; standard of hygiene, standard of service, location, food standards and cost. There are two styles of accommodation; during the Everest Base Camp Trek you will spend three nights at 4 -star Shanker hotel or similar standard hotel in Kathmandu and during your trekking you will spend 15 nights at the local best available hotel/lodge. All accommodation is based on twin share. We will provide you single supplement if there is different sex. For the solo trip and on request single supplement will be charge US$300.
Toilet Facilities - On trek, toilet facilities are available at Tea Houses but some places beyond your expectation and available a local toilet.
Meals during Trek
All Meals on full board basis will be provided during the spent on trek. Three meals (Nepali, Sherpa, Tibetan, Bhutanese, Continental, Italian and Indian cuisine) a day will be provided from the teahouse/lodge menus. Each day dinner and breakfast are used to take in the same lodge you spend the night. Lunch will be taken on the way to destination. Reception, farewell dinner and breakfast will be provided during your stay in Kathmandu.