Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek - 7 Days

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  • 7 Days
Price per personUS$399
We Offer Group Price
No. of peoplePrice P.P
1 - 1 US$ 799
2 - 2 US$ 699
3 - 5 US$ 599
6 - 15 US$ 469
16 - 40 US$ 399
18 June, 2024
$799 x 1 guests:
$799

Total
$799
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  • Trip Duration7 Days
  • Difficulty LevelEasy-Moderate
  • Best SeasonMarch- May, Sep- Nov
  • Max Altitude4130 m

Overview

“Picture yourself standing within the sacred confines of the Annapurna Sanctuary: a ring of impossibly beautiful Himalayan mountains, frozen with permanent glaciers and dusted with fresh snowfall from the top of the world. This is the ultimate destination of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek—and when you travel with Alpine Ramble Treks, you’ll get front-row seats to all the wonders of this vast mountain amphitheater.”

Experience all the thrills of the 7-Day Annapurna Base Camp Trek in 2024 and 2025. 

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek, or ABC Trek, is one of Nepal’s most popular treks— undoubtedly one of the finest. There are plenty of reasons to choose this trek over its many competitors scattered across the length and breadth of the Himalayas: its relative accessibility from Kathmandu, its unique combination of authentic cultural encounters and spectacular alpine scenery, its comfortable teahouse-style accommodations, and its reasonably gentle elevation changes.

But our seven-day Annapurna Base Camp trekking itinerary offers one perk that few other treks in Nepal can match: the opportunity to visit and return from the awe-inspiring Annapurna Sanctuary in just a week.

At Alpine Ramble Treks, we’ve leveraged our considerable experience in the trekking industry to make this expedition possible. We’ve arranged the most efficient transportation, acquired the most reliable gear, and trained the best guides in the business to bring you safely along each step of the mighty Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Read on to discover more about this exciting travel opportunity.

Marvel at the intersection of culture and nature during one of the best treks in Nepal

During your adventure on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, you’ll discover a world of quiet mountain villages where traditional cultures and ancient traditions still hold sway. You’ll visit the lovely towns of Ghandruk, Chhomrong, Deurali, and many lesser-known hamlets, where you’ll meet friendly locals eager to share their way of life.

These alpine communities have long sheltered beneath the towering mountains of Gangapurna, Machapuchare, Himalchuli, and the mighty Annapurna massif. This combination of ravishing natural beauty and welcoming Himalayan people makes the Annapurna Base Camp Trek unforgettable.

While you may have booked your trek in Nepal to hike amongst the highest mountains on the planet, you’ll walk away with unforgettable memories of the locals you’ll meet, the cultural experiences you’ll share, and the renowned hospitality of the Nepali people. For many of our returning guests, this is the actual draw of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Reach Annapurna Base Camp with Alpine Ramble Treks at your side.

The Himalayan mountains of Nepal are a region of breathtaking natural beauty, where wonders and marvels abound at every turn. At Alpine Ramble Treks, we’ll handle all of the details of your trek, leaving you free to enjoy the adventure and thrills of traveling in this remarkable part of the world.

We’ve spent years fine-tuning this itinerary, developing and perfecting the best possible one-week trek in the Annapurnas. We’ve created an accessible adventure appropriate for experienced and novice trekkers.

Our expert guides are standing by, ready to introduce you to the astonishing sights of the Annapurnas. When you first step foot onto the trail that will ultimately lead you to the legendary Annapurna Sanctuary, you’ll have the support of our entire team. So, if you’re ready to begin planning your excursion to Annapurna Base Camp, don’t wait—reach out to us today at +977 9851175531 via WhatsApp or online.

Best Time of Year for the for 7-Day Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The summer monsoon largely dictates trekking seasons in Nepal, and our short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is no exception. The monsoon typically lasts from June to August, and most visitors consequently choose to hike during the spring months of February to May or the autumn months of September to November.

These are the best times of year to enjoy the perfect combination of comfortable temperatures and clear mountain views. But you can hike in the Annapurnas at any time of year, and the snow-laden trails of winter are just as mysterious and evocative as the mist-shrouded hillsides of summer.

Whenever you choose to travel, rest assured that Alpine Ramble Treks will create a trekking adventure surpassing even your highest expectations.

7-Day Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Difficulty

Our short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most accessible hikes in the Himalayas. Most good health and reasonable physical fitness travelers will be able to complete this itinerary without issue, and no previous trekking experience is required.

However, this trek reaches altitudes higher than 4,000 meters, and drinking lots of water and getting plenty of rest is essential to let your body adjust naturally to the increased elevation. As always, your guide will look after your progress and ensure you enjoy a safe and rewarding trek to Annapurna Base Camp.

Are you looking for other great treks in Nepal?

While our seven-day ABC Trek is one of the most accessible treks in the Himalayas, Alpine Ramble Treks has many other excellent options for adventure-seekers to consider. If you’d like to explore the Annapurna mountains more leisurely, you won’t want to miss our 12-day ABC trekking itinerary.

For even more ambitious travelers, our 12-day Annapurna Circuit Trek offers the chance to explore more of this incredible region—including a thrilling climb to a high-altitude mountain pass.

And if you’d prefer to look beyond the Annapurnas, you’ll discover some of Nepal’s classic hiking itineraries, like the Everest Base Camp Trek and Langtang Valley Trek. But no matter where your sense of adventure leads you, Alpine Ramble Treks can develop a customized itinerary. If you need help deciding where to go, contact us today!

Additional Benefits of this 7-Day Annapurna Base Camp Hike with Alpine Ramble 

  • Free transfers to and from Tribhuvan International Airport upon arrival and departure.
  • Complimentary use of any necessary trekking equipment, such as sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, walkie-talkies, trekking poles, and an oximeter to monitor your oxygen and pulse.
  • Fun souvenirs of your Himalayan adventure: a trekking route map, a t-shirt emblazoned with the Alpine Ramble Treks logo, and a hat!

 

 

Highlights

  • Visit two distinct mountain base camps: Machapuchare Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp.
  • Explore the bustling urban centers of Kathmandu and Pokhara before your trek begins.
  • Venture into the heart of the Annapurna Sanctuary to witness incredible natural beauty.
  • Meet friendly local villagers and learn about their culture in remote alpine communities.

 

Please note: The trekking times below are approximate and best used as general guidelines. During the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, you can travel freely at your own pace.

Itinerary

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On the first day of your epic trek in Nepal, we’ll depart from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu, following the Prithvi Highway all the way to Pokhara. Depending on your preference, we can travel by tourist bus or private Jeep—and you can even opt to fly between the two cities, at an added expense. If you prefer to travel by road, the route should take us approximately seven hours to complete. But this is no boring workday commute: our drive will bring us through some of Nepal’s most scenic and alluring rural landscapes. You’ll see how the terrain of the Kathmandu Valley gradually changes, rising to terraced farms of barley dotted here and there with traditional homesteads and finally giving way to the sheer alpine heights of the mighty Himalayas. When we arrive in Pokhara, we’ll get checked into our hotel and spend the rest of the evening exploring this charming lakeside city.

  • Driving time: 6-7 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast (Included)
  • Maximum Elevation: 850m/2788ft

It’s time to start your Annapurna Base Camp Trek. We’ll meet up with our trekking team this morning, including the porters and guide who will lead you unerringly into the heart of the Annapurna Sanctuary. With our team assembled, we’ll make the short drive to nearby Nayapul before shouldering our backpacks and hitting the trail. Today’s hike makes for a gentle introduction to the rigors of trekking in Nepal, and the scenery here is splendid. We’ll cross gravity-defying suspension bridges, stand in the spray of roaring waterfalls, and marvel at the impossible heights of the Himalayas far above our heads. The frozen summits of Hiunchuli, Machapuchare, and Annapurna South will be especially prominent during today’s trek. After about four or five hours of walking, we’ll find ourselves arriving in the village of Ghandruk. We’ll get checked in at our guesthouse and enjoy a hot meal before turning in and spending our first night in the high Himalayas of Nepal.

  • Accommodation Type: Trekking Lodge (Tea House)
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner (Included)
  • Max Elevation: 1,940m/6,365ft

Trekking in Nepal is all about enjoying superb views of the tallest mountains in the world, and our short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is no exception. As we depart from Ghandruk, we’ll make a brief descent to the Kimrung Khola River before beginning to climb in the direction of Chhomrong—and it’s here that we’ll earn a wonderful look at the soaring mountains known as Gangapurna, Machapuchare, and Dhaulagiri. These monumental summits will continue to tower over the trail during the course of today’s hike, peeking out from behind row upon row of forest-clad hillsides. While today’s continuous ascent may be challenging, we’ll take plenty of breaks to drink water and savor the marvelous natural scenery of the Himalayas. After about five or six hours of trekking, we’ll pull into Chhomrong just in time for a hearty meal at our teahouse or trekking lodge. Before getting some rest, you’ll definitely want to catch the unforgettable spectacle of the sun setting over the gilded peaks of the Annapurnas.

  • Accommodation Type: Trekking Lodge (Tea House)
  • Hiking Time: 5-6 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner (Included)
  • Max Elevation: 2,170m/7,120ft

After a hearty breakfast and a steaming mug of tea, we’ll set off from Chhomrong and travel deeper into the heart of the Himalayas. We’ll use a suspension bridge to cross the Chhomrong Khola River, which will bring us to a steep staircase ascending through a lush rhododendron forest on the way to Sinuwa. When we reach the top, we’ll enjoy a spectacular mountain panorama that just might be the best viewpoint on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek so far. Moving on, we’ll pass through the little mountainside villages of Bamboo and Dovan before arriving at the Himalayan Hotel after about five or six hours of hiking. Also known simply as Himalaya, this community is little more than a small collection of guesthouses and restaurants—but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in hospitality. You’ll fall in love with the friendly people here, and our guesthouse accommodations tonight will make you feel right at home.

  • Accommodation Type: Trekking Lodge (Tea House)
  • Hiking Time: 5-6 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner (Included)
  • Maximum Elevation: 2820m/8828ft

Are you ready for the final push into the Annapurna Sanctuary? We’ve still got some distance to cover, but today is sure to represent the highlight of your trek in Nepal. We’ll be visiting two separate base camps today: Machapuchare Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp. Our hike begins by following the glacial moraine as it approaches the Sanctuary. We’ll check in with the locals to make sure there’s no risk of an avalanche before continuing on to Machapuchare Base Camp, where we’ll enjoy up-close-and-personal encounters with the mighty faces of Annapurna I, Annapurna III, and Annapurna South. While this is an incredible sight, our trek has even more wonders in store for us today.

Moving on from Machapuchare Base Camp, we’ll trek for another few hours to reach Annapurna Base Camp itself. When you come face-to-face with the colossal Annapurna massif, you’ll quickly see how the mountain earned its reputation as a dangerous climb. The summit of this skyscraping Himalayan peak reaches to an impressive 8,091 meters in elevation. We’ll content ourselves with taking plenty of photos from the safety of the ground here, enjoying the adrenaline rush of accomplishing the goal of our trek in Nepal: reaching Annapurna Base Camp. We’ll spend the night at one of the lodges here at base camp.

  • Accommodation Type: Trekking Lodge (Tea House)
  • Hiking Time: 5-6 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner (Included)
  • Maximum Elevation: 4130m/13545ft (ABC)

Make sure to get up early this morning—there’s no more sublime sight on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek than what you’ll witness this morning. With a warm cup of tea in hand, you’ll be privileged to watch the sun break across the glorious natural scenery of the Annapurna Sanctuary. After breakfast, we’ll turn our backs to the mighty Annapurnas and begin to retrace our steps, trekking downhill amongst the extraordinary surroundings of the Himalayan mountains. While the path is always easier on the descent, we’ll set a slow and steady pace to benefit our knees on the many steep stairs we’ll be taking. After about five or six hours, we’ll reach the community of Bamboo and pick out the best available guesthouse for tonight’s accommodations. We can also trek a little further to reach Sinuwa, which offers slightly better mountain views—after all, this is your last full day of trekking in Nepal. Whatever your preference, you’ll be assured of a hot meal and a good night’s rest after today’s long hike.

  • Accommodation Type: Trekking Lodge (Tea House)
  • Hiking Time: 5-6 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner (Included)
  • Maximum Altitude: 2,310m/7,579ft

Are you ready for the final stretch of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek? While it’s always sad to bid farewell to the mighty Himalayan mountains, we trust that you’ve had an incredible adventure while trekking in Nepal. The last leg of our journey should only take about two hours on foot; after that, we’ll catch a drive and return to Pokhara. When we arrive, we’ll get checked into our hotel and have plenty of time to relax before enjoying a celebratory dinner with our hiking team. While your short Annapurna Base Camp Trek ends here in Pokhara, we’d be happy to help you with any ongoing travel arrangements. Whether you need transportation back to Kathmandu or would like to further explore Nepal’s adventure capital, you’re in the right hands: the team at Alpine Ramble Treks is standing by and ready to help. Thank you for choosing us to arrange your trek in Nepal!

  • Accommodation Type:
  • Trekking time: 4 hrs approx
  • Meals: Breakfast, & Lunch (Included)
  • Max Elevation: 1350 m

Trip map

Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek - 7 Days map

Trip inclusion

  • Free International Airport- Hotel- Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicles
  • Meals on a full-board basis (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner/ the main course) during the trek in the mountain.
  • Alpine Ramble’s experienced, government-licensed, English-speaking trekking guide
  • All salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance for the guide and porter
  • All necessary papers, including Annapurna conservation area permit and TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) fee.
  • Trekking equipment, such as the Sleeping bag and down jacket on request (optional)
  • A strong local porter to help the trekker's luggage during the trek (1 porter for two trekkers with limited weights ‘10kg each max’) 
  • Accommodations: 6- Night at the trekking lodges during the trek
  • A handful- An assistant guide for a group of 8 pax or above
  • A round-trip transfer (Kathmandu- Pokhara- Kathmandu ) by comfortable tourist bus.
  • Private vehicle from Pokhara- Nayapul- Pokhara 
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bars, crackers, cookies, etc.
  • Seasonal fresh fruits are served for dessert every evening after dinner.
  • Appreciation of certificate after the successful trek.
  • Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional shows
  • Alpine Ramble’s complimentary free T-shirt,  route map, and a duffel bag (if required)
  • An oximeter to measure your oxygen and Pulse level during the trek in the mountain is very useful for all the trekkers to be aware of the high altitude sickness.
  • Compressive first aid box (Guide will carry it throughout the trek).
  • Emergency rescue operation assistance will be arranged in case of complex health conditions (funded by your Travel Insurance)
  • All government, Local taxes/VAT, and official Expenses
  • 10% OF ALL PROCEEDS GO TO SUPPORT OUR SOCIAL IMPACTS INITIATIVE

 

  •  The entry visa fee for Nepal is $30 USD for a 15-day visa. You can easily obtain your visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.
  • In case of any delays during your trek, you may need to pay for extra accommodation and meals that are not included in your package.
  • Any additional drinks, including alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages such as Fanta, Coca-cola, sprite, tea, water, beer, etc., will be charged separately.
  • Please note that there may be additional costs that are beyond our control, such as changes in government policies, strikes, physical conditions, weather conditions, and other external factors.
  • You will need to cover your personal expenses, such as snacks, laundry, telephone, WIFI, hot showers, etc., at the tea houses during your trek.
  • It is mandatory that your travel insurance covers emergency rescue evacuation from high-altitude areas.
  •  You will need to bring your own personal trekking equipment for this trek.
  • Tips for your guide, staff, and driver are recommended as per the local culture.
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned under the "Price Include" section of your trek package will need to be covered by you.

Trip Info

 

Foods on a 7day trek to ABC

Trek to the world's 9th highest mountain is a fantastic adventure experience of a lifetime. However, the food on this trek is convenient and has a pretty wide selection of the food items on the tea houses menus, which are originated and prepared by the local community of the Annapurna conservations area, the most common diet and hygienic meals of the region as given below,

Standard Breakfast options - Tibetan Breads, Chapati with Cheese (dry bread- a local wheat bread), Oatmeal, French toast with jam, honey, and peanut butter, Corn Flakes, Hashed brown, fried, Scrambles, and boiled eggs, pancakes, porridge with milk, Muesli, Vegetable items and any kind of hot drinks are available except espresso, Americano.

Common Lunch options – different variety of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Momos ( dumplings), Tibetan / chapati bread, Macaroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a variety of soups, steaks, potato items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, burgers and Pizza, yak steak and desserts items.

Common Dinner options- Momos (dumplings), different varieties of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Tibetan / chapati bread, Macaroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a variety of soups, steaks, potato items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, Raman soups, burgers and Pizza, yak steak, desserts items, hot and cold drinks are available on the menus on tea house, the menu's selected meals are fresh and healthy with hygienic specialists by the mountain for the mountain trekkers.

At the tea houses, the menu has plenty of non-veg items mentioned. Still, officially, none of the meats are on our list of recommendations because the meat in the mountains, such as in high areas, is not sanitary and healthy. However, we would like to persuade you to avoid eating meat, Alcoholic drinks, and smoking.

Desert and Snack options- Rice Pudding, Apple pie, fruit snicker/ Mars bar, popcorn, cake, pastries, etc.

Hot Drink options – Varieties of hot drinks like black/milk coffees, black/mint/ginger/Green/ lemon honey teas, hot chocolates, hot mango juice, hot orange juice, hot pineapple juice, etc.)

 

Drinking Water on the trek

The Water on a trek is available at every trekking lodge or shopping shop along the way; buying a regular bottle of mineral water costs 1-3 USD per litter. Annapurna region has plenty of water sources to get the Water as you can also refill the Water from random taps or water sources; refilling waters from any of those sources is potable, but it will be acceptable to drink with a Lifestraw or using the water purification pills – at least 2-4 L water per day is recommended to drink that keeps you hydrated.

 

Accommodations

Accommodations on the mountain are simple in tea hoses/ Trekking Lodges. The rooms usually come in double occupancy with a wooden bed, blankets, mattresses, pillows, and attached bathrooms (not everywhere), and the view is spectacular from the rooms of mountain tea houses. Likewise, single rooms are available (except Himalaya and ABC) and will be provided for solo female travelers.

We will ensure and accommodate you to the best available tea houses with great views of the mountain and sceneries during the trek.

 

Safety and Satisfactions

SAFETY IS OUR TOP PRIORITY- NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE SAFETY AND HEALTH OF OUR CLIENTS AND EMPLOYEES.

This trek is a guided trip, and you will be accompanied by one of the experienced and friendly trekking guides/ Sherpa who originally comes from the mountain (same region) of Nepal; the guide will be carrying all the essentials equipment with a first aid kit for safety reasons; we would like you to take some of your mediation on this trek. However, in emergencies, if our clients have any trouble with mountain sickness or any unforeseen circumstances, we will always be standing by to send a rescue helicopter to bring our clients back to lower places or Kathmandu.

Note:During the trek, make sure you are always in the safe zone of the place wherever you are while trekking on the mountain because you may encounter several mules, yaks are carrying the suppliers for hotels, Yaks Donkey and Jokpa used for the significant transportations in the Himalayas region, as we always need to be aware with them, and stay at the safe place, especially at the narrow section of the trail.

 

Passport and Visa

If you are traveling to Nepal, you need to have a visa to enter Nepal. However, the arrival visa is available at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, where you can get an "On Arrival Visa," you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa-issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter Nepal.

You will be charged USD 40 as visa application fees for 30 30-day tourist visas to foreigners except Chinese and Indians. For tourists who have Indian and Chinese passports, you do not need a visa (Free Visa)!

 

Extra personal expenses

During the trek, all your foods are included in the package (Lunch, Breakfast, and Dinner with hot drinks). The food will be served as per the package program, and besides that, any personal and Barbier bills would be extra.

 

Travel Insurance

For safety reasons, Travel insurance is mandatory for trekkers participating in trek and tour programs in the mountains. Getting travel insurance, especially in mountain areas, is like security on which you can rely and enjoy your trip without any worries.

We highly recommend getting good compressive travel insurance covering emergency helicopter rescue and medical evacuation expenses. It will be an assisted protection tour to cover personal injury, injury, and repatriation expenses, and any kind of illness will be covered.

Having good travel insurance will guarantee you peace of mind while you travel with us and provide you with complete coverage for anything that may go wrong.

 

Packing list for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The following lists are the essential trekking gear recommended for trekking in Nepal, and all listed gear can also be bought easily in Kathmandu. Kathmandu has several shops selling the necessary clothes and gear for trekkers.

  • A few pairs of Thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket/pullover
  • Windcheater - waterproof shell jacket, one pair
  • Down jacket -(The company will provide it if you do not have your own)
  • Comfortable Fleece/wool trousers
  • Trekking pants- at least two pairs
  • Mittens/woolen gloves
  • Warm Hiking socks
  • Trekking shoes with spare laces
  • Pair of flip-flop
  • Underwear & Swimming costume
  • Hiking Cotton trousers/t-shirts
  • Sun hat/scarf
  • Sunglasses
  • Sleeping bag -(The company will provide it if you do not have your own)
  • Trekking poles (Not 100%)
  • Day bag above 40 L
  • 1 set- Headlamp
  • Small lock for the day backpack
  • Reusable water bottles- 2 letters
  • Water purification tablets/ electric light
  • Wash towel
  • Toiletries (wet tissue, quick-drying towel, toilet paper, moisturizers, lip balms, sunscreens, sanitary pads, hand sanitizer, nail clipper, small mirror, toothpaste & brush, etc)
  • Rain poncho
  • Basic personal first aid kit

 

Responsible tourism

Our experienced field staff/team strongly believes that we all are equally responsible for acting in favor of the local culture and environment. We want to follow the critical role of following the rules.

  • please respect the local people and their laws, custom, and their beliefs
  • Please always ask your guides for permission before doing something in the local community.
  • please support the keep environment clean wherever you travel and dispose of rubbish
  • Please help the local community encourage tourism's positive sides for as long as possible.
  • We at Alpine Ramble Treks are involved in the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organize eco-friendly trips that teach to make the sustainable, positive, and environmentally sensitive of both travelers and communities.

 

Transportations

Alpine Ramble provides all the necessary transportation for your trip, including free arrival and departure services. On your arrival, you will be warmly welcomed by our airport representative with the traditional flowers, and then you will be reassigned to the respective Hotel.

Similarly, we will also provide private vehicles for city tours like Kathmandu Valley sightseeing, Nagarkot Sunrise View tour, or any others in Nepal on request.

 

Booking and payment process

Alpine Ramble Treks (P) Ltd. is a government-authorized and registered trekking and adventure operator based in Nepal. The company registered number is 178805/074/075. We are also associated with various local and international tourism associations. Therefore, any adventure-interested persons are welcome to be booked and part of our family now; we treat you as family members while traveling with us. We called it a mountain family, a home away from home with us.

To process a trip booking with us, you must total 20 % of the trip cost before the prior time to ensure all the reservations, such as Hotels, guides, trekking permits, transportation, etc. The remaining payment can be easily made to us on your arrival by credit card or in cash - cash would be much appreciated.

At the same time, we would also like to request that you send all the required documents, such as a passport, copies of your travel insurance, and flight details at the time of booking.

 

Last-minute booking

Any interested travelers can make the last-minute booking a day before the trip starts. Moreover, the payment should be made 100% if you are booking this for the last minute, and the booking can be made directly through the online form or by sending us an email, messages on WhatsApp, or by calling. But, Last-minute booking may not be acceptable for Bhutan and Tibet trips.

We look forward to experiencing this trip with you in the land of the majestic mountains and the place of Lord Gautama Buddha. Namaste, and see you soon!

FAQs

You could use the credit card only in cities, areas of Nepal, in the mountains; the credit card is not acceptable in most places.

The Highest elevation of the Annapurna base camp trek is 4130 meters above sea level. 

Yes, We have a safe and sound place to store where you can easily store your luggage at our hotel or office.

Not at all, you’ll be provided 3 meals a day: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the trek in the mountains and it’s a good idea to carry some power bars, cereal bars or other high energy foods with you. Powder Gatorade is also recommended to fight dehydration.

Yes, The trekkers should have to have registered trekking permits, and TIMS (Trekker's Management Systems), they are all helped and provided by Alpine Ramble Treks- it's all included on our package program.

Eventually, almost every trekking region has tea House facilities in Nepal; during the treks in the mountains, we provide standard breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Your guide/ porter will help you with the menu selection and ensure that you get the best value meals possible. Although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, you should be aware that the menu is not normally extensive. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread, and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. There will also be plenty of snacks available such as biscuits, chocolate, and soft drinks and in some areas, you will find fresh fruit in season. You can buy packaged water (bottled mineral water) from a local lodge and shop en route or you can also ask your guide to fill your water bottle with boiled water and treat it with water purification pills

In city areas of Nepal like Kathmandu and Pokhara, your hotel accommodation will generally include an attached bathroom and have facilities such as air conditioning, reception, Restaurant, and dining services. The level of accommodation is generally Nepalese 3 star and is comfortable and clean. If you require an upgrade of accommodation in Kathmandu or Pokhara, there are many 4 stars and 5-star options at an extra cost. Please let us know if you like high categories hotel service like 5 stars then we will be glad to book for you.

Accommodation in the mountain, you will be staying in “Teahouses.” Accommodation is limited, particularly the higher you get, so your room may differ from a private single/double room to a bed in a dormitory. The accommodation is very basic and there will frequently be shared shower and toilet facilities with other trekkers sometime. Every teahouse has a common dining hall offering varieties of local and western kinds of meals including hot drinks like coffee and any kind of tea in the mountains.

You will need to carry a good-size of a daypack where you could put your personal belongings, water, camera, snacks, sunscreen, a hat, a fleece jacket, and gloves for higher altitudes. The porters will carry the bigger packs with your clothes etc. They will carry packs up to 15kg.

It depends on the nature of the sickness. Generally, if you become sick, you will descend to a lower high altitude with the help and support of the staff. If you are seriously ill, injured etc we will arrange an emergency helicopter evacuation service. Our guide will take immediate action according to the situation in the mountains. Please ensure you arrange travel insurance that covers you for an evacuation service and trekking at high altitudes.

Acute mountain sickness is an illness that can affect any mountain climbers, hikers, trekkers, or travelers at high altitudes, normally; it can be suffered above high of 9,000 feet. Acute mountain sickness is caused by reduced air pressure and lowers oxygen levels at high altitudes. If you feel dizzy, suffer palpitations or severe headaches, and return immediately to a lower altitude. Do not take altitude sickness lightly. It can be fatal! Please familiarize yourself with the symptoms of altitude sickness before your trek. Do not ignore even the mildest of altitude symptoms, inform your guide, porters, or hotel staff immediately. Generally, Our guides carry basic medicine and first aid equipment including simple painkillers, altitude sickness tablets, bandages, balm for muscle ache, and medication to treat diarrhea and vomiting.

Yes, a visa is required to enter Nepal except for SAARC and Chinese nationals. One can get a visa at the Royal Nepalese Embassy or consulate or at the airport upon arrival. Two copies of passport-sized photographs are required to get a visa.

 Yes, the  Laundry services are available in every place or camp except for Annapurna base camp and Himalayas! 

Yes. Any of your currency can be exchanged in Nepal at better rates. 

Yes, a hot shower is available and it will be prepared by the gas, it is called a gas shower or bucket shower. Normally, we wouldn't prefer to take showers above the 4000 meters height because of the cold situation.

Yes, almost every teahouse has Wi-Fi Facility at a little extra Cost during the trek in the Mountains.

Yes, we highly recommend that you buy travel insurance before you travel to Nepal; it’s easier and better to purchase travel insurance in your own country.

Yes, upon arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, you’ll be received and welcomed by our official representative then transfer to the hotel at Thamel, which is the most interesting tourist hub with many facilities in Nepal. Overnight at the hotel.

The Answer is absolutely safe even for the solo female traveler, who loves to explore Nepal through the reliable team with us; our Alpine Ramble team has been leading many successful solo female trips in Nepal Himalayas.

The best months for trekking in Nepal are in the months of September, October & November in the Autumn season and March, April & May in the Spring season.

Yes, you could choose to own your departure date according to your time and schedule If the published Group Departure dates are not suitable for your travel plan, we will help you to customize the trip Itinerary. 

Reviews

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    Vathani Logendran - April 30, 2022

    From start to finish, this experience was incredible! The website was easy to understand and informative. Dil who managed the logistics prior to the trek was incredibly helpful, providing all the necessary information and answering any and all questions (while I lived in Nepal and didn’t have time to plan a trek!). My lovely guide, Arpan, went above and beyond to make this experience fantastic! I had a cold the first few days, and he was always caring for my well-being, and looking out for me. He made the experience very enjoyable, informative, comfortable, and fun! I would highly recommend him as a guide. We had such a wonderful view of the mountains, and I absolutely will do another trek with Alpine Ramble in the future!

  • Filipa D - September 22, 2021

    I totally recommend Alpine Ramble as your guided trekking company wherever in Nepal. Since the beginning Dil was always ready to answer all my questions, reply fastly to my emails and help me to choose the best itinerary. He was always very open to any suggestions and changes, and easy to comunicate with, which i appreciated a lot. They picked me up in the Airport and were very welcoming since i arrived in Nepal.
    I did the ABC trek for one week with Amar, and it was unforgettable! Amar was very caring, respectful, and always gave his best to make me feel confortable and motivated through all the week. Even when i got an injury in the last days, he was super patient and helpful :) Thank you Amar, it wouldnt have been the same without you!
    During the week i also had the opportunity to spend almost 3 days with Arpen, who was also very helpful, funny and a great guide! What a fun and amazing time we had alltogether on the way to the Base Camp!
    For sure i would book again with Alpine. Thank you Dil, Amar and Arpen! It was a blast!
    #bistarebistare ;)

  • Phil Eaton - October 10, 2019

    What a journey! The trek and everything about it far surpassed my expectations, great scenery, great people, great memories and feelings that will stay with me forever. This is all thanks to my excellent guide Aysush and Trip organiser Dil. Thanks you both so much for making my experience the best possible.

    Aysush you were great, you showed me the way and looked after me making sure I was fed, watered and showered (sometimes solar powered 😉) and above all else getting the most from my incredible journey. I remember being stuck at Macchaputre after a hail storm/blizzard and you were excellent as always with making me feel comfortable and coming up with a new plan to trek at 430 the next day to ABC once the weather cleared. This was the most exciting days ever, trekking into the sunrise and the truly awesome scenery, I really could not believe it!
    You also rescued me from Pokhara airport when I decided to stay one more night (but that is another story, carpe diem 😉)

    I've never done an extended an trek or been to Nepal before. So if you're thinking of taking the plunge and up for a rewarding challenge then I massively recommend Alpine Ramble to take you on an unforgettable trip!

  • Magda - May 23, 2019

    Are You dreaming of going to Nepal and go for some great trek? You don't have company or any idea how to organise Yourself? I strongly recommend You trek with AR. Fisrt of all Dil and his Team will welcome You warmly and pick up from the airport. Will spend time with You to discous any details and clear Your doubts. Finally You will attend a trek with a professional and experience guide and porter, if need! I've done my Trek to ABC and I am extremely happy for all - company and care I've got from my Team.I had pleasure to trek with one of most experienced Guides - Dilman and Saugat. Their knowledge and situations awarnes are pricles. Dilman it's ready to advise in any point of time and share his knowledge. Saugat was extremely helpful and took care of me in a way I don't need to worry about anything. He was always ready whenever I need something. It made my trek very comfortable experience. We also trek with Addit, as he was helping with carrying stuff (strong and fast I would say :). Apart of experience and professionalism, they just grow up in place we trek and they know every corner. And most important is..we had a lot of fun :) on the way! Guys create a great athmosphere. We became a friend's and trek was a pleasure (even if we get wet in the rain hehe). I enjoyed everyday of our trip!I felt safe and in good hands. Whenever possible, Dil was in touch with me and give a planty of his time to make sure my trip it's great and safe.Definitely would come back to Nepal and do other activities with Alpine Ramble Treks. Thanks You for taking care of me. Namaste.

  • Ville K - January 10, 2019

    We did ABC trek In 7 days, beginning at 29.10. Everything was perfect from the beginning to the end. We met Dil & Sujal (Guide) at our hotel day before travelling from Kathmandu to Pokhara, and we got detailed information about our trek.

    Sujal and Prasanta (Porter) were such a nice and kind, always smiling and asking is everything ok. They organised everything so well and made things easy for us.

    I can definitely recommend Alpine Ramble Treks for everyone!