Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 8 Days

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  • 8 Days
Price per personUS$399
We Offer Group Price
No. of peoplePrice P.P
1 - 1 US$ 727
2 - 2 US$ 575
3 - 4 US$ 555
5 - 10 US$ 499
11 - 15 US$ 430
16 - 30 US$ 399
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$727 x 1 guests:
$727

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  • Trip Duration8 Days
  • Difficulty LevelEasy-Moderate
  • Best SeasonSpring & Autumn
  • Max Altitude4130 m

Overview

ABC Trek is one of Nepal's classic adventure treks in the Himalayas that takes us to the base camp of some world’s highest mountain peaks, walking through fascinating local villages of the mountain, and discovering a wide range of flora and fauna.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek- 8 Day is one the most popular and highly praised classic Himalayan treks into the Annapurna region of Nepal as this trek has always been an exceptional destination for trekking to thousands of trekkers from all over the world. However, trekking into the heart of the massive mountains of Annapurna gives you a meaningful sense of the journey. This trek (ABC) has recently been ranked as Nepal’s most visited and top-rated trekking destination after Everest in terms of its popularity where trekkers can enjoy the beauty of nature and culture throughout the journey into the valley.

Our 8 Days Annapurna Base Camp trek itinerary takes you to the most admiring local towns of Nayapul, Birethanti, Ghandruk, Chhmrong, Himalaya, Dovan, Deurali, MBC, and ABC, covering all the important local's towns with the unique culture to explore. During this hike, you will be also visiting the remarkable and ancient monasteries, cultural museums, and other aspect factors of the sights in this region, you can also spend some of your quality time with local people interacting with them, testing their foods, exchanging the culture, enjoying the mountain by learning the lifestyle of the locals as it what really makes your journey is a complete package.

If you are joining on this short amazing Annapurna Base Camp trek 8 -Day then you will be surely thankful for your decision, immersing yourself into this fascinatingly diverse landscape, beautiful cultural aspects, and natural variations from the day of start to the ends.

However, this 8 Days ABC trek is doable for anyone of you who can be willing to walk approx 4-5 hours a day and it's designed for you all who are looking to be part of this exciting trip of a complete package within just a week at a lower budget. In fact, you cannot enjoy this trek all around the year but there are some best months to consider for hiking to Annapurna. In terms of the popular season to go on this journey is in the month of March, April, May, September, October, and November, this time of the year for trekking to ABC is no doubt and that offers the most spectacular clear views of the mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Mt. Annapurna South (7273m), Mt. Gangapurna (7454m), Mt. (Machhapuchhare (Fishtail) (6997m), and many other surrounded untouchable imposing peaks into the valley. Remember, if you are beginners and considering joining this trek for the first time then this one is right for you, there is no restriction of ages, groups and no need to be an experienced hiker to be done this one, anyone who of you interested in this hike with no any previous trekking or hiking experienced could do with an average fitness level. so, let's start planning the trip now and make sure your dream comes true by conquering the mountain with us. This is a miraculous journey of a lifetime and yet the best trekking on the planet beyond question. Moreover, this trek 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, taking your steps towards outstanding landscapes, lush forests, villages, alpine glaciers that bring you ultimately foot to the base of the Annapurna Himalayas. The Annapurna base camp is located at an altitude of 4130; the views from here are simply mind-blowing.

Starting Point 

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

We accommodate you to the best available trekking lodges or tea houses during our trek in the mountain. However, the Lodge or tea houses in this area normally offer twin-rooms occupancy with a common washroom, the bed comes with some pillows, warm blankets, a comfortable bed, and matrices, you can enjoy the view of the scenery even from our own room. Be sure that there are no modern facilities in the rooms of the local tea house or the lodge.

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. Get a specialdiscount today!

Travelers may preference our 12 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek and, Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake, Everest base camp trek, and Langtang valley trek as well. !

If you have less than a week for this trek then you may choose our 6 Days Annapurna base camp trek package. For any questions and concerns about the trip please do not hesitate to contact us, WhatsApp: +977 9851175531, we are here to help you the best to take care of your every need in the best way possible ensuring a high level of safety, security, and satisfaction throughout the journey!

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS 

  • 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

  • Welcomed by the friendly local people at the Airport and drop off at the hotel
  • Enjoy the time in the beautiful city of Pokhara before and after the trek and hot spring at Jinudada
  • Visit Gurung Museum and monitories at Ghandruk village, experience the local culture & lifestyle
  • Stunning views of mountains such as Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Machapuchare (Fishtail), Mt. Nilgiri, Mt.Hiuchuli, & more peaks.
  • Walkthrough the magical vibrant traditional villages of Gurung and Magar to ABC (4130M), & sunset & sunrise views

Itinerary

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  1. The first of the Annapurna Base camp Trek program, you'll be picked up from your hotel by your Sherpa guides for a trip to Pokhara, a scenic drive through the Prithivi highway from Kathmandu to Pokhara takes about 6-7 hours approximately by tourist bus. On arrival, you will have leisure time to explore Pokhara, Nepal's most beautiful city surrounded by white mountains of Annapurna and Machhapuchare with a most charming lake called Phewa lake. Overnight at Hotel.

  • 6-7 hrs
  • (850 m/2788 ft)

Today is our second day of the journey,you'll be picked up by guide and driver then transfer together to Nayapaul where our real trek starts from Nayapaul, Hike from Nayapul to Ghandruk from Nayapul is relatively easy and short that takes about 4 hours of hiking, Ghandruk is one of the Largest Gurung settlements of Annapurna region where you will be surprised by a magnificent rewarding views of the mighty Annapurna south and Fishtail, Ghandruk itself an amazing place where you could also explore unspoiled tradition and culture of Gurung people, the ancient Gurung museum and monastery here is not to be missed to visit if your time permits.

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

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

Today is the third day of the trek, the First Section of the hike from Ghandruk is smooth and flat level for about 30-40 meters then we ascend gradually for about an hour up to the Ghandruk top, the view from here is spectacular, once on the top, the trail is steeply down to Kimron Khola (River).

As we ross the Kimron River, the trail is gentle uphill right after crossing a suspension bridge over the River to Chhomorong, Chhomrong is a beautiful village inhabited by Gurung people, it's situated on the top of the hills in the lap of mighty Annapurna south that offers an outstanding mountains view of Annapurna south, Machhapuchare (Fishtail) Himchuli and Nilgiri and green valley. 

In your leisure time at Chomrong you will be interacting and encountering friendly local people in Chhomrong villages where you will have time to explore their unique culture and lifestyle. Overnight at lodge.

You'll be accommodated at the best available trekking lodge with standards meals including breakfast, lunch, and Dinner ( B+L+D).
  • Trekking Lodge to Lodge
  • 5- 6 hrs approx
  • Breakfast +Lunch+Dinner
  • 2170m

Today is the fourth day of the trek, 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,

You'll be accommodated at the best available trekking lodge with standards meals including breakfast, lunch, and Dinner ( B+L+D).

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

On the fifth day of the trek, After breakfast in Himalaya,  our journey starts towards Deurali where we will have a short break for a cup of tea and snacks. Further along, we trek to MBC (Machhapuchare base camp ) 3700 meters where normally stop for lunch before we reach Annapurna base camp,

The Hike today from Himalaya to ABC is gradually climbing on the terrain rocky, 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'll have a great chance to see the 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.

You'll be accommodated at the best available trekking lodge with standards meals including breakfast, lunch, and Dinner ( B+L+D).

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

On the sixth day of the trek, Today we enjoy a marvelous sunrise view over the mighty mountains of Annapurna and Machhapuchare ranges from Base Camp. The view from Base Camp is breathtaking where you will be truly blessed and thankful for this stunning panoramic mountain view of the spectacular Himalayas. 

Once we enjoyed the views here, we descend from ABC to Bambo by following the same trail that takes us about 5-6 hours to Bamboo

You'll be accommodated at the best available trekking lodge with standards meals including breakfast, lunch, and Dinner ( B+L+D).

  • Trekking Lodge
  • 6 hrs approx
  • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • 2,340 m

On the seventh day of the trek, 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,

You'll be accommodated at the best available trekking lodge with standards meals including breakfast, lunch, and Dinner ( B+L+D).

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

The eight-day trek,Today is a relatively easy and short walk on the flat level to Siwai bypassing several small villages of Gurung communities. Today is also the last day of the trek Annapurna region, On arrival in Siwai, our driver will be waiting for us here then drive back to Pokhara via Nayapul.  A drive From Siwai to Nayapol is on the rugged road through the hills by local jeep/ taxi. From Nayapul, we will be traveling to Pokhara by private vehicle to Pokhara which takes about 1.30 hrs.

On arrival at Pokhara, you will be transferred to the hotel where you will have your own time for refreshments and some leisure time. Pokhara is a stunning and peaceful city that is said to be a heaven on earth where you will have time to walk around lakeside to see the beautiful sights of the city, Pokhara has a wide range of exciting adventure activities such as paragliding, City tour, Ultralight flight, Bungee jumping, hot balloon, and many others, so if you would like to spend more time in this beautiful city then we will be happy to organize your hotel accommodations and any other activities based on your interest for your convenience.

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

Note: All above trekking hours and distances are approximate and it’s just for general guidelines, it will all depend on your pace- During the trek, you'll be freely able to walk at own your pace!

Remark: we will have a free airport transfer offer for you on your arrival and departure days, for this you're asked to provide your flight scheduled details to us through email!

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

Trip inclusion

  • Free Airport Transfers to and from Tribhuvan International Airport upon arrival and departure
  • Full-board basis (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner- the main course) during the trek.
  • One professional, experienced, and friendly Alpine Ramble’s government-licensed, English-speaking local guide- covering meals, flight, insurance, accommodations, and equipment for the guide and porter.
  • Local strong porter to help your luggage (one porter = two trekkers with limited weights of 10kg each) 
  • Annapurna Conservation Area (ACAP) Permits Fee
  • Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) Card.
  • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, down jacket, and duffle bag
  • Trekking lodges or Tea House during the trek
  • Water purification tablets to purify your water during the trek for safe drinking water
  • An assistance guide for the group of 10 pax or above.
  • Round-trip (Kathmandu- Pokhara- Kathmandu) transfer by comfortable deluxe tourist bus 
  • Transport from Pokhara to Nayapul to Pokhara by Private vehicles
  • Supplementary; such as energy bar, snickers, some good crackers, etc. on a trek.
  • Seasonal available fresh fruits desert every evening after dinner.
  • ART's Certificate of appreciations after the successful the trek
  • Farewell dinner at the best typical Nepalese restaurant along with the cultural performances 
  • Alpine Ramble’s complimentary free T-shirt, route map, and duffel bags
  • An Oximeter to monitor your oxygen and pulse at the high altitudes area in the mountain.
  • A basic first aid box including Diamox 
  • Emergency rescue operation assistance in arranging in case of complex health condition (funded by Travel Insurance)
  • All government, and Local taxes, and official Expenses
  • Nepal entry visa fees 
  • Extra accommodations and meals before and after the trek
  • International airfare
  • Personal expenses such as shopping, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, hard and soft alcohols, snacks, hot and cold water, Wi-Fi, battery re-charge fee
  • Travel insurance - insurance has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation 
  • Personal cloths and trekking equipment
  • Additional cost, the itinerary modifications or delay caused by out of management control due to the weather condition, illness, change of government policies, strikes, and physical condition, etc.
  • Gratitudes to the guides and staffs (Recommended by Nepali culture )
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the Price "inclusive section" of this program

Dates & Price

All our trips are available on both fixed departure and private group basis; these published departure dates are guaranteed to run. If the dates don’t match or suitable for your plans then feel free to contact us, we are always happy to help you with your desired date and organize a private or group joining trip at your preferred date. Let us know what kind of trip you would like to do!

Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice 
01 Aug, 202108 Aug, 2021AvailableUS$399
17 Aug, 202124 Aug, 2021AvailableUS$399
18 Aug, 202125 Aug, 2021AvailableUS$399
23 Aug, 202130 Aug, 2021AvailableUS$396
29 Aug, 202105 Sep, 2021AvailableUS$399

Trip Info

Best time to do ABC Trek

Nepal has four major seasons; spring, Monsoon, autumn, and winter. Not all of these seasons are favorable for trekking in the Himalayas. However, the spring and autumn seasons are the best among them; these two seasons are undoubtedly the best seasons of the year for trekking in Nepal.

Spring (Pre-monsoon) Season: This is one of the best times of the year for trekking in Annapurna or any part of Nepal Himalayas. Spring includes the months of March, April, and May. During the spring, the weather is largely stable and dry with a moderate climate that offers a crystal clear view of the mountains and sceneries every day, the Temperature suitable either in the mountain and city areas of Nepal and it can be reached anywhere between 12 to 18- degrees Celsius in the daytime likewise the temperature at the nighttime can drop down from 10 to negative degree Celsius at the higher altitudes. However, this is relatively not a cold season even in the altitude areas and suitable for trekking with the views of its scenery. And the spring season also welcomes thousands of blooming flora and vegetation that make the trek more beautiful and enjoyable in Nepal.

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

Accommodations 

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.

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.

Travel Insurance

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.

Packing list for ABC Trek

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
  • 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 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.

Responsible tourism

We highly respect your culture so why not respect the local culture while trekking in the mountains, follow some common steps please

  • respect the local people and their laws, custom and their beliefs

  • always ask your guides for permission before doing something in the local community.
  • support the keep environment clean, wherever you would travel and dispose of rubbish
  • help the local community to encourage the positive sides of tourism as long as possible.

Transportations

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 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!

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 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.

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.

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 buy travel insurance before you travel to Nepal; it’s easier and better to purchase travel insurance in your own country.

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

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

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

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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 guide's quick thinking got us off the mountain and back to Kathmandu before roadblocks 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