Annapurna base camp trekking is one of the most popular treks in Nepal, better known as the ABC Trek. The peaks of the western part of the enormous Annapurna Himal, including Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Fang, Annapurna, Ganagapurna, Annapurna 3 and Machhapuchhare, are prearranged almost specifically in a circle about 10 miles in distance with a deep glacier-covered arena at the center. Taking off from the enchanting Pokhara valley, the trek takes you through some amazing landscapes, rhododendron forests, lush bamboo groves, terraced hillsides right up to the pristine high mountains. The great peaks, Machhapuchhre (6,993m), the Annapurna III (7,555m), the Annapurna II (7,937m) and the Annapurna IV (7,525m) keep coming into view, building up excitement as the trek progresses.
ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU
KATHMANDU – POKHARA – KORAMUKH – TREK TO LUWANG (1 460M)
LUWANG – DEURALI (2 100M) – LANDRUK (1 560M)
LANDRUK (1 560M) – JHINUDANDA – CHOMRUNG (2 050M)
CHOMRUNG (2 050M) – DOBAN (2 600M)
DOBAN (2 600M) – MACHHAPUCHARE BASE CAMP (3 700M)
MACHHAPUCHARE BASE CAMP (3 700M) – ANNAPURNA SANCTUARY (4 130M)
ANNAPURNA SANCTUARY (4 130M) – BAMBOO (2 325M)
BAMBOO – CHOMRUNG (2 170M)
CHOMRUNG – GHANDRUK (1 950M)
GHANDRUK – BIRETHANTI (1 100M) – NAYAPUL – DRIVE TO POKHARA (830M)
POKHARA – KATHMANDU BY ROAD
DAY VISIT IN KATHMANDU
- Trekking Guide
- Trek Briefing
- Permit Fee
- Additional Luxury Expenses
How much should my backpack weigh?
A properly packed backpack should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a domestic flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. If you are flying from Kathmandu to Pokhara, you are only allowed 15 kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 15 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffle the weight once you start your trek at the trailhead.
How difficult is the trekking to Annapurna Base Camp?
No ropes needed and no ice picks needed. There is no vertical climbing involved. The trial is rough, most of the trek involves long paths that go up and then down. People with weak ankles should take caution. People with average fitness level can trek with moderate difficulty level.
When should I go to Annapurna Base Camp?
October to November is the start of the dry season and is the most popular time to visit Nepal as the monsoon has recently finished, leaving a green and lush countryside, fresh and clean air, and clear views of the Himalayan. From December to February the temperature is very cold but visibility is still good. With fewer tourists on the trails, this can be the preferred time to visit. However, the cold can make high altitude treks more strenuous than normal. Some treks will be closed due to snow. March to May is the second most popular time to visit. The weather is warmer and the visibility is still good, though not as crystal clear as between October to November. Nepal’s flowers, however, come alive at this time of year. June to September is the monsoon season. While you can still trek during this time, the options are limited due to the rains and heat.
Will I get altitude sickness on the Trek?
Annapurna Base CampTrek doesn’t go higher than 4100m. Sickness may not be occurred by the altitude very much but some people might feel altitude symptoms. It is usually above 3000 meters when people start to feel symptoms.
How is the accommodation facility?
The accommodation can be customed to meet your requests. While in Kathmandu and Pokhara we generally stay in nice hotels. During the treks, we will be staying in local guesthouses along the trail. The guesthouses vary, but overall are clean, charming and meet all of your needs.
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