Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 8 Days

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  • 8 Days
Price per personUS$499
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11 - 15 US$ 499
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  • Trip Duration8 Days
  • Difficulty LevelEasy-Moderate
  • Best SeasonSpring & Autumn
  • Max Altitude4130 m

Overview

“Have you ever dreamed of standing amongst the divine beauty of Nepal’s western Himalayas? On this accessible nine-day hiking itinerary, you’ll climb from the lakeside city of Pokhara to the staggering heights of the Annapurna Sanctuary, where you’ll be rewarded with exceptional panoramas of the world’s loveliest mountains.”

ABC Trek - 8 Days Highlights 

  • Explore what’s arguably the most beautiful region in Nepal: the Annapurna mountains.
  • Visit Gurung and Magar's villages tucked away in the splendor of the western Himalayas.
  • Reach Annapurna Base Camp at an elevation of 4,130 meters elevation
  • Earn marvelous panoramic views of Machapuchare, Nilgiri, Hiunchuli, and the Annapurnas themselves

 

Welcome to the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The western Himalayan Mountains of Nepal have long been associated with world-class trekking opportunities. The Mardi Himal Trek, Annapurna Circuit, and Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek all begin from the lakeside city of Pokhara, which serves as the gateway to the Annapurnas.

But it’s the Annapurna Base Camp Trek that best captures the imagination of visitors from all over the world. While many travelers take up to two weeks to complete this unforgettable hike, we’ve developed an alternative, shorter itinerary—and for travelers who don’t have several weeks to devote to their trek in Nepal, our nine-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek is perhaps the best option in the entirety of the Himalayas.

Because the trek reaches a maximum elevation of just over 4,000 meters, it’s also an accessible itinerary for hikers who aren’t quite ready for the high mountain passes of the Everest Base Camp Trek or Langtang Valley Trek. Read on to discover what you can expect on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

What can you expect on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

An expedition into the western Himalayas of Nepal rewards travelers with the opportunity to explore a remarkable diversity of ecosystems: subtropical rhododendron forests, alpine river valleys, and sheer mountain heights.

Our destination is the Annapurna Sanctuary, a sacred amphitheater of Himalayan peaks where you’ll come face-to-face with the world’s tenth-highest mountain. Annapurna I rises to a staggering 8,091 meters in elevation, and there’s no experience like standing in the mountain’s shadow as dawn breaks across the sky.

You’ll also enjoy first-rate views of Annapurna II and III, Machapuchare, Annapurna South, and even more of the highest mountains in the western Himalayas.

But the Annapurna Base Camp Trek has more to offer than splendid scenery; traveling through this part of Nepal will also introduce you to the culture and traditions of the people who live here. We’ll visit remote mountain villages, relax in isolated hot springs, and enjoy the scenic, pastoral beauty of hillside terraces where rice and millet have been grown for centuries.

Choose Alpine Ramble Treks for your Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Consider why you want to trek in Nepal: are you drawn to the chance to meet our country’s famously friendly people? Are you fascinated by the historical and architectural wonders of our cities? Or do the mighty Himalayan mountains call to you? Whatever your desire, Alpine Ramble Treks will work with you to craft the trekking itinerary of your dreams.

We’re proud to create bespoke, private trekking packages, using the skills of dedicated guides and porters to ensure that your trek is a success. And because our guides are intimately familiar with the terrain of the Himalayas, we can also build some flexibility into your itinerary.

If you need to stop early one day or prefer to trek a little further, we can change our plans on the fly. Your guide will ensure that you’re ascending at an appropriate pace, always keeping your safety as our first priority so when you’re ready to start planning your own Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Best Time of Year for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Trekking seasons in Nepal are largely dictated by the summer monsoon, and our 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 put together a trekking adventure that will surpass even your highest expectations.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Difficulty

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

However, this trek does reach altitudes higher than 4,000 meters, and it’s important to drink lots of water and get plenty of rest in order to let your body adjust naturally to the increased elevation. As always, your guide will look after your progress and ensure that you enjoy a safe and rewarding trek to Annapurna Base Camp.

Other great choices for trekking in Nepal

If this itinerary isn’t quite right for you, Alpine Ramble Treks is also proud to offer a host of alternate treks in this region. If you’d like to spend more time in the mountains to see fantastic sights like Poon Hill, consider our 13-Day Annapurna Sanctuary Trek.

For an even more epic adventure, take a look at our 14-Day Annapurna Circuit Trek. And if you really want to test your hiking mettle at even higher elevations, check out our Everest Base Camp Trek – 8 Days package.

 

Additional Benefits of this trek with us for 2024/ 2025

  • 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!

 

Itinerary

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We’ll depart from Kathmandu early this morning, leaving the city of temples behind to make an overland journey to one of Nepal’s most popular tourist hubs: Pokhara. Most travelers choose to take one of the tourist buses which regularly ply this route, but there are many ways to get to Pokhara. If you prefer, we can arrange a private transfer or a short flight at an additional expense. Whatever your mode of travel, you’ll fall in love with Pokhara at first sight. The city is situated along the shores of Lake Phewa and rests directly beneath the gaze of the towering Annapurna mountains. This is the country’s adventure capital, and thrillseekers congregate in Pokhara for mountain biking, bungee jumping, and—of course—Annapurna trekking expeditions. We’ll get checked into a first-rate hotel in the city before enjoying the rest of the evening at our leisure.

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

After a short morning drive to the trailhead at Nayapul, it’s time to start hiking! On this first real day of trekking in Nepal, we’ll venture across relatively easy terrain to reach the village of Ghandruk. We’ll climb stone staircases past terraced fields, share the path with donkeys and horses laden with goods and supplies, and trek through lush forests to reach waterfalls of stunning beauty. All told, we’ll be on the trail for about four or five hours before reaching Ghandruk. The village itself is one of the largest Gurung settlements in the entire Annapurna mountains. After checking in at our guesthouse and dropping off our bags, we’ll have plenty of time to explore the town. Ghandruk is home to an especially beautiful monastery, as well as an interesting cultural museum—and you won’t want to miss the village’s splendid views of Machapuchare, Gangapurna, and the Annapurna massif.

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

Our second full day of trekking in Nepal will bring us from Ghandruk to the village of Chhomrong, for a total distance of approximately 10 kilometers. We’ll spend about five or six hours trekking through verdant rhododendron forests, crossing gravity-defying suspension bridges, and climbing to the high ridge at Jhinu Danda. The trekking will be more challenging today, but the rewards will be worth our efforts: as we draw closer to Chhomrong, we’ll encounter extraordinary views of the western Himalayas, including Annapurna South, Machapuchare, and Dhaulagiri. Chhomrong itself is a hilltop village populated by people of Gurung ethnicity. When we arrive, we’ll get checked in at the best available teahouse before taking some time to explore the town, visit its local markets, and meet the friendly folks who live here. If you’re lucky, you may even be able to attend a cultural performance or listen to local music this evening.

  • Accommodation: Trekking Lodge (Tea house)
  • Hiking time 5- 6 hrs approx
  • Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Max. Elevation: 2,170m/7,120ft

One thing you’ll notice when trekking in Nepal is that a single village or point of interest might have several different names. So it goes with today’s destination: the small group of lodges known collectively as Himalayan Hotel, or Himalaya. To get there, we’ll set off from Chhomrong in the morning, crossing a suspension bridge spanning the Chhomrong Khola river before climbing a series of stone steps and rising through a green world of bamboo and rhododendron. We’ll pass several well-known waypoints on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, including the villages of Bamboo and Dovan, and we’ll stop for lunch in a scenic spot along the way. The views of the western Himalayas today are genuinely jaw-dropping; we’ll emerge suddenly onto an unexpected ridge where you can see straight to Machapuchare. When we arrive at Chhomrong, we’ll have reached an elevation of nearly 3,000 meters, and you’ll want to bundle up in your down jacket and sleeping bag to keep warm tonight.

  • Accommodation Type: Trekking Lodge (Tea House)
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hrs approx
  • Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Maximum Elevation: 2820m/8828ft

Are you ready to take your shot at two remarkable trekking accomplishments? After breakfast at our teahouse, we’ll strike out for the first of two base camps on today’s agenda: Machapuchare Base Camp. To get there, we’ll follow the line of glacial moraines near the bowl of mountains known as the Annapurna Sanctuary. After checking with locals to make sure there’s no risk of avalanches, we’ll proceed to Machapuchare Base Camp to gain splendid views of Hiunchuli and the Annapurnas. Despite its name, Machapuchare Base Camp doesn’t actually represent a base camp for mountaineers; the mountain is considered sacred, and attempts at its summit are specifically prohibited.

After having lunch and taking in the view, we’ll shoulder our bags and trek for another few hours to reach the ultimate destination of our hike: Annapurna Base Camp itself. Sheltered within the walls of the Annapurna Sanctuary, the base camp is the best place in the world to enjoy unobstructed panoramas of Hiunchuli, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Gangapurna, and Annapurna III. At 8,091 meters in elevation, Annapurna I is the tallest of the bunch, and spending the rest of the evening in the shadow of this magnificent Himalayan peak is sure to be the highlight of your Annapurna Base Camp Trek. As dusk settles over the mountains, we’ll retire to our guesthouse here at base camp for the night.

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

We’ll rise this morning with a newfound sense of accomplishment after successfully reaching the apex of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. And while we still have the return journey to complete, you’ll quickly discover that descending from the Annapurnas is a much easier task. But first, we’ll linger at Annapurna Base Camp to watch the sun rise over the mountains and turn the peaks of the Himalayas to gold while we enjoy a steaming mug of tea at more than 4,000 meters in elevation. When we’re ready to move on, we’ll retrace our steps past Himalayan Hotel and Dovan to arrive at Bamboo. While today’s trek should be relatively gentle, we’ll still be hiking for five or six hours, and we’ll go slowly to spare our knees on the steepest descents. When we reach Bamboo, we’ll settle in at a local guesthouse and spend the evening getting to know this charming mountain town.

  • Accommodation Type: Trekking Lodge (Tea House)
  • Hiking Time: 6-7 hrs approx
  • Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Maximum Elevation: 2815m/9120ft

On the seventh day of our Annapurna Base Camp Trek, we’ll enjoy a leisurely breakfast at Bamboo before setting off for Jhinu Danda. We’ll be traveling across familiar terrain for about four or five hours, following our trail as it cuts once again through woodlands of bamboo and rhododendron. After passing through Chhomrong, we’ll come across the Gurung village of Sinuwa. From here, we’ll tread the wooden boards of a suspension bridge to reach our destination: Jhinu Danda. After checking in at our teahouse and unloading our bags, we can take advantage of the area’s natural hot springs. We’ll make a short hike to the nearby riverbank to relax in the springs, reinvigorating our tired muscles while luxuriating in yet another splendid view of Annapurna South and Machapuchare. Later, we’ll return to our teahouse in Jhinu Danda to enjoy one last night in the mountains.

  • Accommodation Type: Trekking Lodge (Tea House)
  • Hiking Time: 4-5 hrs approx
  • Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (Included)
  • Maximum Elevation: 1,760m/5,775ft

On the penultimate day of our Annapurna Base Camp Trek, our path leads through terraced fields of rice and millet as we descend back into the foothills of the Annapurnas. After about four hours of trekking, we’ll find ourselves back in Nayapul, where our trek first began. It’s here that we’ll meet our ride to Pokhara; the drive should take less than two hours, leaving us plenty of time to enjoy dinner and sample some nightlife in Nepal’s adventure capital. After getting checked into your hotel in the city, you’ll have the rest of the evening at your leisure. We recommend checking out some of Pokhara’s fascinating temples, monasteries, restaurants, and other points of cultural and natural interest. This is also a great opportunity to purchase any last-minute souvenirs before we set out for Kathmandu in the morning.


Today or tomorrow: We Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (7 hours)

It’s time to return to Kathmandu, bringing our adventure full circle at last. Depending on what you’ve arranged, we’ll board a flight back to the capital or take the scenic route to travel by road for about seven hours. Either way, this leg of the journey concludes our nine-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek. If you’re leaving Nepal, we’ll bring you back to the Tribhuvan International Airport for your outgoing flight. If you’d like to consider another trek, jungle safari, or sightseeing tour, we’d be happy to help you make any necessary arrangements. But wherever you go from here, we’re thrilled that you’ve chosen Alpine Ramble Treks to lead your Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Thank you for visiting us—we hope to welcome you back to Nepal soon.


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

  • Hiking time: 3-4 hrs
  • Meals : Breakfast, & Lunch, (Included)
  • Maximum Elevation: 827m/2,713ft

Trip map

Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 8 Days map

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- covers meals, flight, insurance, accommodations, and equipment for the guide and porter.
  • Local strong porter to help with 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 a 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 bars, snickers, some good crackers, etc., on a trek.
  • Seasonal fresh fruit desserts are available every evening after dinner.
  • ART's Certificate of Appreciation after the successful 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 high altitudes area in the mountain.
  • A basic first aid box including Diamox 
  • 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

 

 

  • 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 clothes and trekking equipment
  • Additional costs, itinerary modifications, or delays caused by circumstances outside of management, such as weather conditions, illness, changes in government policies, strikes, physical conditions, etc.
  • Gratitudes to the guides and staff (Recommended by Nepali culture )
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the Price "inclusive section" of this program

Dates & Price

The Trip departure dates both for group and private tours are available any time of the year, click here to select your own desired dates! 

Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice 
01 Mar, 202408 Mar, 2024AvailableUS$499
03 Mar, 202410 Mar, 2024AvailableUS$499
04 Mar, 202411 Mar, 2024AvailableUS$499
04 Mar, 202411 Mar, 2024AvailableUS$499
07 Mar, 202414 Mar, 2024AvailableUS$499
13 Mar, 202420 Mar, 2024AvailableUS$499
13 Mar, 202420 Mar, 2024AvailableUS$499
21 Mar, 202428 Mar, 2024AvailableUS$499
23 Mar, 202430 Mar, 2024AvailableUS$499
25 Mar, 202401 Apr, 2024AvailableUS$499

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

  • Nadia A. - April 06, 2023

    My friend and I had such an amazing time in Nepal doing the ABC trek. Booking with Alpine Ramble was very easy. Dil was very responsive, answered all our questions and handled almost everything (airport transfer, hotel bookings, bus/domestic flight bookings, etc). The only thing we had to do was book our flight to Nepal and buy our own insurance. Alpine Ramble was also very flexible when we wanted to change things such as tea house and flight bookings. We had Prasan as our guide and Min as our Porter. THEY ARE BOTH AWESOME! They both looked after us so well. While trekking, whenever we asked how much longer to the next location, Prasan was very good at giving us timings based on our walking speed. All the tea house that we stayed at had such stunning views of the mountains for sun rise. Going downhill, they noticed that I’m a bit clumsy (especially when the ground is wet) and made sure to stay near by to catch me when I’d slip. When either of us weren’t feeling too well, they also offered to carry our day packs too. When we both decided to change where we would stay for our final night of trekking due to exhaustion, they sorted it out without a fuss. Prasan is not only a great guide but also takes great photos to make sure you’re able to look back at the wonderful memories you’ve made. Both Min and Prasan were always so cheerful and took time to get to know us over the 6 full days of trekking. Alpine Ramble, Prasan and Min made my first trip to Nepal wonderful and I’d definitely come back!

  • Allan Gaun - October 27, 2021

    My trip with Hari was absolutely adventure packed. He’s an experienced and hella funny guy that helped me right when I got off the plane in Katmandu. Ensuring I was safe and fed in my hotel even before the trekking tour started. Dil the trip advisor was incredibly friendly and helpful for navigating the city and ensuring I was up for the tour. I learned about the traditional mountain lifestyle as Hari was originally from the mountain villages, and felt safe all the way throughout my trek, he even found the best rooms with views for me and checked in on my health towards the top of the mountain. It was only an 8 day trek, but I feel like we talked about so much and had the most insightful journey I could ask for. Throughout the 8 days, you will go through so many ups and downs, it’s a journey of a lifetime, we are extremely fortunate to have guides like this around. Resham firiri.

  • 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!

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    Marta Cortada-McCorkell - December 08, 2019

    I had such an incredible time!!!! Our amazing guide Laxman and wonderful porter Dill really looked after us and made sure we had such a beautiful time. I'm so grateful for the experience and if I come to Nepal again, I will definitely be booking with Alpine Ramble Treks.