Starting Point of 8- Days ABC Hike
Our 8 Day Annapurna Base Camp excursion starts off with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and yet we have a short drive to Nayapul on the next day from where our real trek begins, the Nayapul is a starting and ending point of our ABC trek.
The trail leads us upstream the Modi Khola (River) valley through the diverse traditional ethnic villages and terraced fields with a splendid entire mountain view of the Annapurna range.
As we gradually ascend through then we will be rewarded by close-up Himalayan views of the Annapurna, Machhapuchhre( Fishtail), Nilgiri, and many other snow-capped mountains.
We constantly keep moving forwards to the ABC by crossing the numerous charming 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.
Food & Accommodations for ABC hike
The accommodation is at a normal tea house or Trekking lodge during 8 days ABC trek. In this system, the room type on a sharing basis comes with 2 individual single beds, normally a room for 2 trekkers of the same gender if you are in a group.
For the private tour group and couple, we do not separate the room unless you don't want that. However, a single room can be provided if required during the trek except for the lodges in the Himalayas or Annapurna base camp.
The rooms at the tea houses are warm and comfortable, provide blankets, pillows, matrices, attached bathrooms (not everywhere), etc. The best thing is the views, you can always enjoy the views of its scenery from each tea house you stay in the mountain.
Regarding the foods, all the foods (three meals a day - breakfast, lunch, and dinner) are included in our package and they will be served to you as per the local tea house foods menu.
The foods in this area are convenient where you normally get Dhal Bat (Nepalese traditional meals), MoMo, Chowiemn, Pizza, Spaghetti, Burger, Soup and bread items, etc. Enjoy authentic local meals while trekking to Annapurna base camp. We look forward to experiencing this trek with you.
Best time to Trek
Nepal has five seasons like many other countries such as 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 is fairly perfect for any treks in Nepal with good weather and the view is mind-blowing, the temperature is moderate and the sky is crystal clear.
The average temperature can be 12 to 20 degrees Celsius in the daytime and the temperature at the nighttime can drop down to 5 to - 8 degrees Celsius, Trekking in Annapurna base camp in the Spring season welcomes thousands of flora and vegetation that make the trek more beautiful and enjoyable in Nepal.
Autumn (Post monsoon):Autumn is another great season of the year for trekking on Annapurna Base Camp, However, Autumn includes the months of September, October, November, and December.
During the autumn, the temperatures should be rated as between 12 to 20 degrees in the daytime, and nighttime can decrease from 5 degrees C to -0 degrees Celsius which is great for trekking.
Passport & Visa
On Arrival Visa is provided at Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu, Nepal upon arrival. The visa fee for a three-month tourist- visa is 40 USD; it's playable at the airport.
Please note that your holding passport should be validated at least six months from the date of your arrival. Meanwhile, travelers of Indian and Chinese nationalities are not required to pay this fee since the country declared a free visa for these 2 countries.
For Safety reasons, Travel insurance is mandatory for trekkers participating in the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. We recommend getting good compressive travel insurance that covers things like emergency helicopter rescue, medical evacuation expenses, and assisted protection tours 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 but also provide you with complete coverage for anything that may go wrong.
The essentials trekking gear list are given below,
- 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 or wool trousers
- Trekking pants- at least 2 pairs
- Mittens or woolen gloves
- Warm Hiking socks
- Trekking sue with spare laces
- Pair of flip flop
- Underwears & Swiming costume
- Hiking Cotton trousers or t-shirts
- Sun hat or scarf
- 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 or 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
Safety and Satisfactions
SAFETY IS OUR TOP PRIORITY- NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE SAFETY AND HEALTH OF OUR CLIENTS AND EMPLOYEES.
Our 8 Days Annapurna Base Camp Itinerary is a fully guided trek where you will get a highly experienced and knowledgeable English-speaking and friendly local guide who'd be accompanied by the group from the moment you land to the end of the journey. Our guides are fully insured and have been well trained by the government of Nepal, we work with certified guides.
However, our leaders or guides will be carrying all the essential equipment with a first aid kit for safety reasons during the trek; Somehow, we also suggest taking some of your own medical kits if you have the ones.
Just in case, if any one of our group members has any trouble with mountain sickness or any unforeseen circumstances during the trek in the mountain then we will always be standing by to send a rescue helicopter to bring our clients back.
In this case, we may ask your travel insurance to claim the funds for your rescue, so make sure you have reliable travel insurance covering medical evacuation and an emergency rescue helicopter up to 600 m.
We highly respect your culture so why not respect the local culture while trekking in the mountains, follow some common steps, please
Alpine Ramble Treks offers a free airport transfer on arrival and departure for international. However, we also provide all the ground transportations in Kathmandu and any cities for the city tours at your request.
Booking and Confirmation
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 the mountain family, home away from home with us.
To process a trip booking with us, you're required to deposit 20 % 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 required documents such as passport, travel insurance copies, and flight details at the time of booking.
Last Minute- Bookings
We accept last-minute booking, it 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 trips.
Extra personal expenses
Our short Annapurna Base Camp trek is an inclusive package that covers all the foods (Lunch, Breakfast, and Dinner), and accommodation during the trek, guide, transportations, permits, etc. But please note that any personal and Barbier bills are excluded. We kindly advise you to carry some extra cash for your personal uses or shopping.
We look forward to experiencing this trip with you soon!