Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 8 Days

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  • 8 Days
Price per personUS$525
We Offer Group Price
No. of peoplePrice P.P
1 - 1 US$ 699
2 - 2 US$ 575
3 - 5 US$ 525
6 - 10 US$ 425
11 - 16 US$ 415
$699 x 1 guests:
$699

Total
$699
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  • Trip Duration8 Days
  • Difficulty LevelEasy-Moderate
  • Best SeasonMarch/ Apr/May/Jun/Sep/Oct/Nov/Dec
  • Max Altitude4130 m

Overview

ABC Trek is one of Nepal's most classic adventure treks in the Himalaya that takes us to the base camp of the world’s 10th highest peak of majesty mount Annapurna, walking through some of the most popular and fascinating villages, a wide verity of flora and vegetations into the heart of Annapurna massif.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek- 8 Day is one the most popular and highly praised classic journeys into the Annapurna region as it’s always been inspired to aspire thousands of trekkers each and every year for hiking into the heart of the massive mountains of Annapurna. The Annapurna region has been always Nepal’s most rewarded and popular trekking destination after the Everest region; it’s a stunningly beautiful place and worth trekking at least once in a lifetime. The popular Annapurna base camp trek takes for us to be part of the fascinating and famous Gurung villages of Ghandruk where the traveler can visit the ancient museum, Monasteries, natural hot spring at Jinu dada, Machhapuhare base camp (3700m) and a wide range of magnificent mountain scenery.

The amazing 8 days Annapurna Base Camp trek offers to beautiful combinations of the diverse landscape, culture, and wildlife along with the most spectacular and picturesque views of some of the world’s highest peaks of Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7273m), Gangapurna (7454m), (Machhapuchhare (Fishtail) (6997m) and many more rewarded imposing peaks, beyond question, this is the best trek on the planet.

The classic Annapurna Base Camp Trek -8 Day is relatively a moderate hike that is perfect for the entire exploration of loving persons who have enthusiastically desired to experience real trekking in the Himalayas of Nepal. The 8 Days ABC trek is an outstanding walk through a wide range of landscapes and cultures that bring us ultimately foot to the base of the Annapurna Himalayas. The views from Annapurna base camp is spectacular and as it stands at an elevation of 4130 meters- the highest point of our trek.

An exciting Annapurna base camp trek not only consigns us to provide the best views of the mountains also bid us an opportunity to explore the vibrant culture and unique lifestyle of friendly local people. The trail also takes us through the lively rhododendron and pine forests, farmlands of rice, and astounding landscapes of the Himalayas.

The Starting Point of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The  Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek starts with a scenic drive or flight to Pokhara and short drive to Nayapul, Nayapul is a starting and ending point of our trek. From Nayapul, our journey leads us upstream the Modi Khola (River) valley through the diverse traditional ethnic villages and terraced fields with splendid mountains view of the Annapurna.  As we ascend up to Ghandruk village,1900m the view from here is breathtaking. The fantastic panoramic mountains view of Annapurna, Machhapuchare( Fishtail), Nilgiri, and many other snowcaps are visible from here, and from the next days, we constantly keep moving forwards to the ABC by crossing the numerous harming villages of Chhomrong, Sinuwa, Himalaya and reach Annapurna Base Camp via MBC. From ABC, we will be heading down to Pokhara by spending a couple of days in some of the most beautiful places in the region.  

In addition to this 8 Days trek in Annapurna, We also offer longer version Annapurna base camp and Annapurna circuit treks such as 12 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek and, Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake!

This guided trek includes all the meals, accommodations, essential handed trekking permits, all the ground transportation, etc, we also ensured that this trek will be escorted by one of our experienced and friendly guides/sherpas to make your holiday a wonderful and memorable in Nepal, therefore we heartily welcome for you come and explore the unseen world and experiences this wonderful trekking of a lifetime with us. For any questions and concerns about the trip please do not hesitate to contact us / WhatsApp: +977 9851175531 ( Dil ) we are here for you for the best to take care of your every need in the best possible way ensuring the high level of safety, security, and satisfaction throughout the journey!

Complimentary Benefits Of This Trek

  • Free Airport transportation on arrival and departure days (We will pick you up and drop you off) 
  • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, Down jacket and walking poles (rental is included if needed)
  • Duffle bag if required  (Optional) 
  • Souvenir: Trekking route map/browser and printed ART's hiking T-shirt
  • An Oximeter to measure your Oxygen and Pulse in high altitude to find out the accurate health condition while you are trekking in the mountain.
  • WOKI TOKI - for communication during the trek 

Highlights

  • Welcomed by the friendly local people at the Airport and drop off to the hotel
  • Enjoy the evening in Pokhara, walking around I beautiful lakeside street
  • Visit Gurung Museum and monitories at Ghandruk, experience local culture and lifestyle
  • Stunning views of mountains such as Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Machapuchare (Fishtail), Mt. Nilgiri, Mt.Hiuchuli, and more e peaks.
  • Walk through the traditional village of Gurung and Magar to ABC (4130M)
  • Bath at Natural hot spring in Jinu dada and enjoy the beautiful sunrise, sunsets views from ABC.

Itinerary

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We take an early morning scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara through the Prithvi highway by tourist bus. Reaching Pokhara we will be walking and exploring around the beautiful tourist town at lakeside areas in Pokhara, overnight at the hotel. 

  • 6/7 hrs
  • 850m

After taking breakfast we will be driving from our hotel to Nayapul about 1:30 -hour by taxi than our trek will be starting from Nayapul to Ghandruk which will take us around 3-4 hours walk to reach Ghandruk village, Ghandruk is one of the Largest Gurung settlements of Annapurna region where we could explore unspoiled tradition and culture of Gurung people as well as lifestyle,

Overnight we will be accommodated at the best possible trekking lodge/ hotel with standards meals including breakfast, lunch, and Dinner ( B+L+D).

  • Trekking Lodge to Lodge
  • 4/5 hrs approx
  • Lunch+ Dinner
  • 1940 m

Today we start our day after a cup of tea and breakfast in the morning, Firstly, we ascend about an hour gradually up to the Ghandruk top and a steep descent to Kimron Khola (River), and after crossing the suspension bridge then we start climbing up again to Chhomrong village, Chhomrong is another beautiful Gurung village of Annapurna region, it's situated on the top of the hills in the lap of mighty Annapurna south offers an outstanding mountains view of Annapurna south, Machhapuchare (Fishtail) Himchuli and Nilgiri and green valley.

Overnight we will be accommodated at the best possible trekking lodge/ hotel with standards meals including breakfast, lunch, and Dinner ( B+L+D).

  • Trekking Lodge to Lodge
  • 5/6 hrs approx
  • Breakfast +Lunch+Dinner
  • 2170 m

Today, we have an exciting day to walk through the lush forest over stone steps across Chhomrong Khola and then uphill through the bamboo and rhododendron forest to the village of Bambo and Doban, we take our lunch somewhere between before reaching Himalaya, the trails follow continually upwards Modi river and water streaming section in the jungle area, during the hike we can enjoy the beautiful waterfalls and view of Machhapuchare, as we reach Himalaya, we set up our sleeping bags and down jacket while resting here because it’s quite a cool place,

Overnight we will be accommodated at the best possible trekking lodge/ hotel with standards meals including breakfast, lunch, and Dinner ( B+L+D).

  • Trekking Lodge to Lodge
  • 6 hrs approx
  • Breakfast +Lunch+Dinner
  • 2920m

After breakfast at our lodge, our journey starts towards Machhapuchare base camp than Annapurna base camp walking through the narrow gorge Modi Khola glacier valley past the base of Machhapuchhre which ultimately takes us to Annapurna base camp. Walking in this area we will get a good chance to see Annapurna glacier which is very close to us. Making ascend continually towards we will be able to see a breathtaking view of surrounding panoramic mountains peaks on a backdrop, Reaching Annapurna base camp that we can’t believe it while seeing a 360-degree view of untouchable mountains like Hiunchuli, past Annapurna South to Annapurna I (8,097m/26,566ft) and Khangsar Kang, Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhare.

Overnight we will be accommodated at the best possible trekking lodge/ hotel with standards meals including breakfast, lunch, and Dinner ( B+L+D).

  • Trekking lodge
  • 4/5 hrs approx
  • Breakfast +Lunch +Dinner
  • 4130 m

Today we enjoy the striking sunrise view over the Annapurna Himalayas at Annapurna base camp and it's spectacular then we take our breakfast, after having breakfast at our lodge then eventually, we retrace to Bambo following the same trek as we go up to Basecamp while crossing the places of MBC, Deurali, Himalaya and we arrive at Bambo,

Overnight we will be accommodated at the best possible trekking lodge/ hotel with standards meals including breakfast, lunch, and Dinner ( B+L+D).

  • Trekking Lodge
  • 6 hrs approx
  • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • 2340 m

After breakfast at Bambo, we trek to Chomrung following the same trekking path as we followed that while trekking up to Base Camp before. Walkthrough the jungle while climbing up and down valley crossing the beautiful Gurung village of Sinuw, eventually going down from Sinuwa to River than we cross the suspension bridge and start climbing up again so after finishing our climbing few steps then we take will take a lunch break at Chhomrong village before we reach Jinu dada, we can observe the sensational Mountains View of Annapurna south and Machhapuchare from our lunch place. After lunch then we constantly keep going on the downhills until the Jhinu dada, Jinu dada is another great place where we can have a refreshed in the natural hot spring and chill out a bit while enjoying the scenery,

Overnight we will be accommodated at the best possible trekking lodge/ hotel with standards meals including breakfast, lunch, and Dinner ( B+L+D).

  • Trekking Lodge
  • 5/6 hrs approx
  • Breakfast +Lunch+Dinner
  • 1755 m

Today is eventually the last day of our trek in the Annapurna region, it’s a short trek down to Siwai and from Siwai we take a local jeep to Nayapol for 1 hour and then after we will be picked up by our taxi and drive back to Pokhara which will take approximately 1 hour something, as we arrive in Pokhara there are still we have chance to explore or come back to Kathmandu on the same day, it totally depends on you, our representative leader will be glad to help you as per your preferences.

Service includes standards meals including breakfast and Lunch ( B+L).

Note: All above mentioning trekking hours are approximate and it’s absolutely for general ideas only, Namaste!

  • 5/6 hrs
  • Breakfast + Lunch
  • 820m

Trip inclusion

  • International Airport- Hotel- Airport pick up and drop off by private car/Jeep/ Hiace.
  • Meals on the 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.
  • Local strong porter to help the trekkers luggage during the trek (1 porter = 2 trekkers with limited weights ‘10kg each max’) 
  • All salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance for the guide.
  • 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)
  • Trekking lodges (Tea House) throughout the trek 
  • Assistant guide for the group 8 or above
  • Kathmandu- Pokhara- Kathmandu by tourist bus
  • Private vehicle from Pokhara- Nayapul- Pokhara by taxi/Jeep/car
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bar, crackers, and cookies, etc.
  • Seasonal fresh fruits desert every evening after dinner.
  • Appreciation of certificate after the successful trek.
  • Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance
  • Alpine Ramble’s complimentary free T-shirt/  route map and a duffel bag (if required)
  • Oximeter to measure your oxygen and Pulse level during the trek in the mountain, it’s 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 in arranging in case of complex health condition (funded by your Travel Insurance)
  • All government, Local taxes/ vat and official Expenses
  • Nepal entry visa fees (you can easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
  • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule (Foods and accommodations before or after the trek) 
  • Extra drinks as alcoholic & non-alcoholic such as Fanta, Coca-cola, sprite, water, beer, etc.
  • Additional cost by out of management control due to the landscape, weather condition, illness, change of government policies, strikes, and physical condition, etc.
  • Personal expenses such as snacks, laundry, telephone, WIFI, hot shower, etc at tea houses on a trek.
  • Travel insurance which has to cover emergency rescue evacuation from the high-altitude 
  • Personal trekking equipment for this trek 
  • Tips for guide and staffs (Tipping is expected
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Include section of this trek.

Dates & Price

Check our available trip departure dates and costs for Annapurna Base Camp Trek 8 Days. However, the set start dates listed are particularly quoted for the group joining opportunity if the listed are not suitable for you and want to customize this trip, please feel free to contact usfor your customized departure date. Meanwhile, The Private trips are available on any date of your selection that suits you at any time of the year at your convenience. Get in touch for your private trip and date as per your preferences, we are happy and ready to help you anytime! 

Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice 
28 May, 202004 Jun, 2020ClosedUS$525
30 May, 202006 Jun, 2020AvailableUS$525

Trip Info

Food on Annapurna Base camp Trek

Trek to the world's 9th highest mountain is obviously an amazing adventure experience of a lifetime. However, the food on the trek to Annapurna base camp 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, 

Common Breakfast options - Tibetan Breads (a fried bread in oil, it’s also named by Gurung bread in Annapurna area), 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 verity of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Momos ( dumplings), Tibetan / chapatti bread, Macroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a verity of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, burgers and Pizza, yak steak and desserts items.

Common Dinner options- Momos (dumplings) different verity of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Tibetan / chapatti bread, Macroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a verity of soups, steaks, potatoes 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.

On the tea houses, the menu has plenty of non-veg items are mentioned but officially any of meats are not our list of recommendations because the meat in the mountain such as high area is not sanitary and healthy. However, we would like to persuade you to avoid taking meat, Alcoholic drinks, and smoking.

Deseret and Snacks options,- Rice Pudding, Apple pie, fruits snicker/ mars bar, popcorns, cake, and 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 oranges juice, hot pineapple juice, etc.)

Water options on Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The water on a trek is available at every trekking lodges or shopping shops 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 the random taps or water source, refilling waters from any of those sources is potable but it will be fine to drink with a Lifetraw or using the water purification pills – at least 2-4 L water per day is recommended to drink that keeps you hydrated.

Accommodation Facts on ABC Trek

Accommodations on the mountain are very simple in tea hoses. The rooms typically only 2- 3 single beds with nice and warm blankets, pillows, comfortable matrices, attached bathrooms (not everywhere), and nice views. However, a singles private room will be provided during the trek without any extra cost for solo female travelers.

During the trek, we will ensure and accommodate you to the best available tea houses with great views of the mountain and sceneries.

NOTE: Kathmandu has a large range of luxury stars hotels offers to select for your stay. However, we will also be pleased to part of this help to make the reservations for the 4 50 5 starts hotel booking as well on request.

Best Time to Do Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Choose the best month for your remarkable trekking experience of a lifetime! Nepal has five seasons like many other countries; spring, Summer, Monsoon, Autumn, and Winter. Among all these seasons there is mainly two distinct trekking season for Annapurna Base Camp or any region treks in Nepal which are autumn and spring.

Spring (Pre-monsoon) – Spring includes Feb, March, April, and May, the weather in this month is largely stable and dry with a moderate climate. This time of the year is fairly perfect for trekking in the Annapurna region offers a crystal clear view of the mountains and sceneries every day, the Temperature can reach up to 15- 20 degrees Celsius in the daytime and the temperature at the nighttime can drop down to - 8/12 degrees Celsius. The spring welcomes thousands of flora and vegetation that make the trek more beautiful and enjoyable in Nepal.

Autumn (Post monsoon)- Autumn is another great season for trekking on Annapurna Base Camp, Autumn includes months of September, October, November, and December. During the autumn, the temperatures should be rated as between 14-20 degrees in the daytime, and nighttime can decrease to -5/10 degrees Celsius, it’s great for the trekking.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Safety and Satisfactions

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

On this trek, you will be accompanied by one of the experienced and friendly trekking guides/ Sherpa who originally come from the mountain (same region) of Nepal, the guide will be carrying all the essentials equipment with first aid kit for safety reasons; we would like you to take some of your own personal mediation on this trek. However, in the emergency case, if our clients have any trouble with mountain sickness or any unforeseen circumstances then 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 on the safe zone of the place wherever you are while trekking on the mountain because you may encounter a number of mules, yaks are carrying the suppliers for hotels, Yaks Donkey and Jokpa use for the major 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's where you can simply get On Arrival Visa” and you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter into Nepal.

You will be charged $40 USD as visa application fees for 30 days tourist visa to the forefingers except for Chinese and India. For those tourists who have Indian and Chinese passports then you do not need a visa (Free Visa)!

Extra personal expenses on trekking

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

Travel Insurance

In Saftey resonson, Travel insurance is mandatory for trekkers in participating any trek and tour tour programs on the mountains. Getting travel insurance, especially while traveling in the mountain areas is like security on which you can rely on and enjoy your trip without any worries. We highly recommend getting good compressive travel insurance that covers things like emergency helicopter rescue, medical evacuations expense it will be assisted protection tour to cover personal injury, injury, repatriation expenses, and any kind of illness will be covered. Having good travel insurance will not only guarantee you peace of mind while you travel with us but also provide you with complete coverage for anything things that may go wrong.

Packing list for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The following lists are the essentials trekking gear which is recommended for trekking in Nepal and all listed gears can also buy easily in Kathmandu, Kathmandu has a number of shops selling the necessary cloths and gear for trekkers.

  • A few pairs of Thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket/pullover
  • Windcheater - waterproof shell jacket one pair
  • Down jacket -( It will be provided by the company if you do not have your own)
  • Comfortable Fleece/wool trousers
  • Trekking pants- at least 2 pairs
  • Mittens/woolen gloves
  • Warm Hiking socks
  • Trekking sue with spare laces
  • Pair of flip flop
  • Underwears & Swiming costume
  • Hiking Cotton trousers/t-shirts
  • Sun hat/scarf
  • Sunglasses
  • Sleeping bag -( It will be provided by the company 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 to act in favor of the local culture and environment. We would like to follow the important 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 would travel and dispose of rubbish
  • Please help the local community to encourage the positive sides of tourism as long as possible.

We Alpine Ramble Treks involved in Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organize eco-friendly trips that teach to make the sustainable positive environmentally sensitive of both travelers and communities.

Transportations on Trek

Alpine Ramble provides all the necessary transportation for your trip including free arrival and departure transportation services. On your arrival, you will be warmly welcomed by our airport representative by traditional flower then you will be reassigned to the respective Hotel. Similarly, we will also provide private vehicles for the city tour 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 heartily welcomed to be booked and be part of our family now, we treat you as family members while traveling with us.we called mountain family, home away from home with us.

To process a trip booking with us, you're required to deposit 10 % of the full trip cost in advance to the prior of time to make sure all the reservations such as Hotels, guides, trekking permits, transportation, etc. the remaining of the payment can be easily made to us on your arrival by credit cards or in cash - cash would be much appreciated. At the same time, we would also like to request you to send all the requirements documents such as passport, travel insurance copies, and flight details at the time of booking.

Last-minute booking

The last-minute booking can be made by any interested travelers a day before the trip gets started. 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, sending us an email, messages on Whatsapp, or by calling. But, Last minute booking may not be acceptable for Bhutan and Tibet trip.

We look forward to experiencing this trip with you in the land of the mighty mountains, and the place of Lord Gautama Buddha

FAQs

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, 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. 

The best season to travel Nepal is Autumn (September, October & November) & Spring (March, April & May). 

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 have been leading many successfully solo female trip in Nepal Himalayas. 

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.

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

Yes, Almost every teahouse have Wifi  Facility on extra Cost in the trek. 

Yes, hot shower will be prepared by the gas shower at your own expenses. normally, we wouldn't prefer to take shower above the 4000 meters hight because of cold situation. 

Yes, upon arrival at Kathmandu then you will get money exchangers and ATM at airport and city area like Thamel, where you could exchange the money in better rates and take enough Nepalese cash by ATM services however as you need.

 Yes, some tea houses available  Laundry services but not everywhere,

You could use the credit card only in cities areas of Nepal, in the mountain areas you can only use the cash and some places they will be accepted accept dollars, Euros, and pounds as well.

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.

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 staffs. 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.

You will need to carry a good-sized of a daypack where you could put your personal belongings items, 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.

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, Resturant, 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 verities of local and western kind of meals including hot drinks like coffee and any kind of tea in the mountains.

Eventually, almost Every trekking region has tea House facilities in Nepal; during the treks in Mountain, we provide standard breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided. 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 local lodge and shop en route or you can also ask your guide to fill your water bottle with boiled water and treat with water purification pills

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 Trekks- it's all are included on our package program.

Not at all, your meals will be including for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with a cup of hot drink during the trek in mountain 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, We have a safe and sound place to store where you can be easily stored your luggage at our hotel or office. 

Annapurna base camp elevation is 4130 meters 

Reviews

  • Frances W - March 01, 2020

    The Annapurna Base Camp trek via Poon Hill is one of the most beautiful and scenic treks in the Annapurna region. We had an amazing time with our guide Laxman who always made sure we were comfortable in the best tea houses and topped up with Snickers and Oreos to keep us going! During our trek, unfortunately Coronavirus issues took a turn but our guides quick thinking got us off the mountain and back to Kathmandu before road blocks and a nationwide lockdown happened the next morning. We cannot thank him enough! Our guide was amazing and had our safety in mind, not only during the trek but also continued to support us (along with Dil, the tour manager) after the Trek ensuring we were safe and taken good care of.
    Communication with Dil was amazing, he was always quick to answer emails and any questions we had both before and after the trip. Both Dil and our guide, Laxman we're a pleasure to deal with and we will be back again for sure! Can't recommend Alpine Ramble highly enough!

  • Tash Douglas - January 27, 2020

    Amazing ABC

    I completed the ABC 8 days trek in early June 2019 and it was one of the best experiences ever! I was initially apprehensive as a solo female traveller, but I needn’t have worried. From my initial enquiry Dil Gurung (the owner) was great, answering all my questions fully and always responding so quickly. I didn’t need an airport transfer as I was already in Nepal, but Dil kindly offered should I need one. I got great pre-trip information both via WhatsApp, and Dil came to meet me in person at my hotel to go over my itinerary which was such a nice touch. I also was able to borrow a sleeping bag and down jacket at no extra cost.

    My guide (Saugat) and porter (Nauser) were incredible and so professional, making my trip so enjoyable. Saugat had such great energy and knowledge about the Annapurna region. He always knew about the best times to trek- for example we set off for ABC at 4am and it was so worth it as we were there for the sun rise and we were the only ones there which was an amazing experience. He always went out of his way to check I was ok and ask if I needed anything. Nauser was so great and strong, carrying all my belongings perfectly, I could not fault him. Most importantly, I always felt safe while trekking with Saugat and Nauser, 10/10 for them both.

    Dil went above and beyond to make my time in Nepal brilliant, offering to help make plans or assist in any way in the time for before and after my trek. Another great thing is they can personalise the itinerary, for example I wanted to stay in Pokhara afterwards for an extra couple of days instead of returning back to Kathmandu, and they sorted this out no problem.

    Alpine Ramble Treks are brilliant, as they coordinate everything for you (transport, accommodation, food, trekking permit etc) so you can just enjoy the trek. I would highly recommend ART due to the fantastic service, communication and great value for money prices! I will definitely be using them again!

  • Adam Tuner - April 09, 2019

    We have just returned from a trip of a lifetime to Nepal!
    We both trekked the Annapurna Base Camp Trek including Poon Hill.

    Dil (Company owner) made us both feel very welcome and happy throughout the trip and before we went, he replied instantly to emails and always was there to help. Pick up from the airport was reliable. He also helped organize our trip (Flights and advice) even after we left his organized trek. He also is doing a lot of important work to try and help poorer and women within Nepal via skill development etc.

    Our guide Dil Man was very attentive and helped us throughout, many tour companies try to rush you up and down each day, Dil Man was respectful and patient, he let you go at your own pace. We went at peak season (2nd week of October) I would recommend highly to accept the crowds and go at this time of year, the skies were very clear and view brilliant. Safety was Dil Mans main priority, he always checks how we felt and also was keen to emphasize how important altitude sickness was and was careful to take care of us with this.

    Food was included by Alpine ramble and you could have as much as you wanted, this was unique for us. Many tour guides/ groups had strict limits on food that was included. Water/Extra drinks we brought ourselves. Budget £10 a day.

    The accommodation was basic but in line with all the options inside the tea houses.

    If you are looking for a top service look no further than Alpine Ramble.

  • Rebeccah Ymalay - February 19, 2019

    We cannot recommend the team at Alpine Ramble highly enough for any trekking that you wish to do in Nepal. Being first-time multi-day trekkers, we were very nervous. But the day before our trek began, Dil took the time to meet with us, get to know a bit more about us and to discuss the itinerary. He also answered any questions we had and immediately made us feel a lot more comfortable and prepared. We were very impressed by his professionalism, warmth, and kindness. Unfortunately, due to VERY bad weather in the mountains, we were unable to make it to base camp. But our guide (Dilman) and porter (Anil) kept us safe and took us an alternate route still with AMAZING views of the Annapurna ranges. They were so accommodating, kind, and patient with us throughout the whole trek. By the end of the trip, they were no longer our guide and porter, but our good friends. We also got to learn more about the Nepalese/Gurung culture and language from our Guru master, Anil HAHA. The mountains were so serene, the food was delicious and the tea houses were clean and comfortable. Dhanyabad to the Alpine Ramble Team, in particular Dil, Dilman, and Anil, for making this such a wonderful experience for us. Pheri Bhetaunla brothers.

  • Aaron De Los - February 13, 2019

    Huge shout out to the team at Alpine Ramble, in particular Dil, Dilman & Anil. 

    I can not rate them enough for their professionalism, friendliness and overall great service! 

    Dil (manager/owner of the company)
    took time out of his busy schedule to meet my wife and I personally and make sure we that were fully informed and prepared (including making sure we had; water bottles, sleeping bag, down jackets, medication, transportation, and permits) the day before the trek. 

    Our guide Dilman did an amazing job at keeping us safe, particularly through the rough weather. Despite ABC being closed, Dilman easily arranged an alternate route which still gave us great views of the Annapurnas. Young Anil had legs of steel and easily portered all our belongings. Not only did they take us up close and personal to the Himalayas, they also taught us a lot about the Nepalese culture, the different villages and we even picked up some Nepali language. 

    It was a great experience, backed by an even greater team. I would highly recommend the Alpine Ramble team for all your future trekking adventures!

    Aaron 
    ABC '19