Annapurna Sanctuary Trek (ABC) -13 Days

Trip CostUS$ 779 (Per Person)
  • Duration 13 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Strenuous
  • Activity Trekking
  • Accomodation Hotel + Lodges
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • Meals:Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
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A life changing trip to the base camp of the world’s 10th highest mountain (Mt Annapurna 8091m), a typical local lifestyle, massif Annapurna, and breathtaking scenery which will admire us genuinely adventure trekking experience once in a lifetime in the land of mighty Himalayas

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek (ABC) -13 Days apparently it’s one of the best treks in the whole Annapurna region also known as an ABC trek in a short form. A legendary and classical trek offers a significant untouchable Himalayas mountains view including the striking Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchare ranges, present a golden opportunity to experience the authentic local culture of Gurung and Magar communities,  exclusive Nepali mountain villages, renowned mountain people with a unique way of their loving and living in such places with their warm hospitality.

The full version of Annapurna Sanctuary Trek (ABC) -13 Days is particularly designed for those traveler enthuses who have a holiday with more than 10 days, it’s a 13 days ABC trek with combinations of Nature and culture excursion.

13 Days guided Annapurna Sanctuary Trek (ABC) -13 Day starts from Kathmandu with an enormous cultural heritage sites tour in Kathmandu valley, the journey head towards naturally blessed city Pokhara with a scenic drive by a tourist bus through the Prithvi highway, Upon arrival in Pokhara, enjoy the first snowy Himalayas mountain in a distant view, next day, we take a taxi to Nayapul about 1 hour 30 minutes from Pokhara. Nayapul is in fact, starting and ending point of the journey. Further, we will be walking through the terrace fields and immense rhododendron forests ongoing villages of Tikhedunga, Ulleri, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Chhomrong, and Himalaya and finally we reach Base Camp

Poon Hill

Poon Hill is one of the highly admired and the best viewpoints sunrises not only in the Annapurna region also among Nepal’s most popular viewpoints status as it situated at an altitude of 3210 meters high above the sea level, from here, you see the breath-stopping sunrise view over the Himalayas as well as witness the panoramic mountains view of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Fishtail, Nilgiri, Barasikh peak, Gangapurna, Himchuli, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, and many other surrounding snowy capped. The views on the Himalayas are spectacular and sound worth.

Hot Spring – purifying the soul by natural hot water

On our Annapurna Sanctuary Trek (ABC) -13 Day presents us a great opportunity to explore the natural Hot spring on the way back to Jinu dada, where we will be refreshing and relaxing for sometimes with the dynamic views in the riverside

ABC Trek with difference itineraries

Annapurna Sanctuary – ABC trek offers various itineraries which travel may opt as per their own time frame

The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek (ABC) -13 Day takes 7 to 13 days, depending on your fitness level and selected itinerary. The Alpine Ramble officially designed the different trekking itineraries of ABC Trek considering it for all the trekkers with a long and short period of holiday’s trip with us on this trek. Usually, there are two different trails; one can go straight to the Annapurna Base Camp and other take a detour to Ghorepani Poon Hill.

In general, the trek starts from Pokhara to Nayapul and ends back at Nayapul to Pokhara.

You may check the details of straight to Annapurna Base Camp Trek which consists only for 8 days.

Best time to Travel

The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek (ABC) -13 Day can simply be done throughout the year. However, in the autumn and Spring are the best and favorable months for this trek, offers a crystal clear views of the Himalayas with a huge colorful rhododendron forests are in full come into bloom, during the winter season sometimes  the Base Camp can be closed due to the effort of level of snow and it’s cold temperatures.

Meals

The Meals in Annapurna region is well prepared with general foods from the menus, every trekking lodges will be served the verities of typical Nepali dahl bath (rice with lentils) to the western kind continentals like pizza, spaghetti, soups, burger etc.

Trip Highlights of Annapurna Sanctuary Trek (ABC) -13 Days

  • An Excursion day in Kathmandu valley 
  • Short Hike to Poon Hill (3210m)
  • Spectacular Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges
  • Stunning sunrise view over the majestic Himalayan Mountains
  • Reaching at Annapurna Base Camp 4130 m
  • Scenic walk every through the beautiful landscape 
  • Bathing in the natural Hot Spring at Jinu dada
  • Exotic activities in Beautiful lake city Pokhara 

Outline Day to Day Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1350 m/ 4428 ft and transfer to Hotel
  • Day 02: Full Day Kathmandu Valley sightseeing - valley tour
  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara 850m /2788 ft- 6/7 hrs by tourist bus
  • Day 04: A short drive from Pokhara to Nayapul 1: 30 Minutes by taxi and 4 hours Trek to Tikhedunga 1510 m/3810 ft
  • Day 05: Trek to Gorepani 2850 m/9348 ft- 5/6 hrs walk.
  • Day 06: Trek to Tadapani 2610 m/8560 ft- 4/5 hrs walk.
  • Day 07: Trek to Chhomrong 2170 m/7117 ft- 4/5 hrs walk.
  • Day 08: Trek to Himalaya 2820 m/8828 ft- 5/6 hrs walk.
  • Day 09: Trek to ABC 4130 m (Annapurna base camp ) via MBC 3700 m (Machhapuchare Base Camp) 5hrs walk.
  • Day 10: Trek to Bambo 2815 m/9120 ft-5/6 hrs walk.
  • Day 11: Trek to Jhinuwa Dada Hot spring 1420 m/4590 ft- 4/5 hrs walk.
  • Day 12: Trek to Nayapul 4 hrs walk and 1 hrs drive bak to Pokhara.
  • Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu 6/ 7 hrs by tourist bus.

Detail Itineraries

  • Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu 1350 m/ 4428 ft and transfer to Hotel
  • Day 02:Full Day Kathmandu Valley sightseeing - valley tour
  • Day 03:Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara 850m /2788 ft- 6/7 hrs by tourist bus
  • Day 04:A short drive from Pokhara to Nayapul 1: 30 Minutes by taxi and 4 hours Trek to Tikhedunga 1510 m/3810 ft
  • Day 05:Trek to Gorepani 2850 m/9348 ft- 5/6 hrs walk.
  • Day 06:Trek to Tadapani 2610 m/8560 ft- 4/5 hrs walk.
  • Day 07:Trek to Chhomrong 2170 m/7117 ft- 4/5 hrs walk.
  • Day 08:Trek to Himalaya 2820 m/8828 ft- 5/6 hrs walk.
  • Day 09:Trek to ABC 4130 m (Annapurna base camp ) via MBC 3700 m (Machhapuchare Base Camp) 5hrs walk.
  • Day 10:Trek to Bambo 2815 m/9120 ft-5/6 hrs walk.
  • Day 11:Trek to Jhinuwa Dada Hot spring 1420 m/4590 ft- 4/5 hrs walk.
  • Day 12:Trek to Nayapul 4 hrs walk and 1 hrs drive bak to Pokhara.
  • Day 13:Drive back to Kathmandu 6/ 7 hrs by tourist bus.

Cost Includes

  • International and domestic Airport pick-up and drop by private car.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner with hot drinks) during the trek in the Himalaya.
  • An experienced and Knowledgeable English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide.
  • All Food, Accommodation, Insurance, and transportation for porter and guide.
  • Annapurna conservation area permit 
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) 
  • 2 nights -3star tourist hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast
  • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, down jacket etc. on return basic
  • Trekking lodge (Tea House) throughout the trek.
  • 2-night accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Assistant guide group size more than 5 people in a group.
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara-Kathmandu by bus.
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bar and cookies 
  • Compressive first aids box.
  • Company T-shirt
  • local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Seasonal fresh fruits desert every day 
  • Appreciation certificate after the successful trek
  • Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance
  • All the government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
  • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule
  • Extra drinks as alcoholic & non-alcoholic
  • Surplus luggage charges for domestic airport
  • Additional cost by out of management control due to the landscape, weather condition, illness, change of government policies, strikes, and physical condition etc.
  • Personal expense such as snacks, laundry, telephone, wife, hot shower etc.
  • Travel insurance 
  • Tips for guide and porter

Above the information is for a guide and standard pattern of what basically, we provide. the trip can be customized at your request and interests to accommodate your specific requirements. 

 

Thank you for joining us (your local adventure travel partner ) “Alpine Ramble Treks”! We will do everything within our means to take care of you and ensure an enjoyable and unforgettable trip of a lifetime in Nepal Himalayas, Wishing you all the best and keep your adventure spirit alive!

Departure Details

We have no hidden cost, our given prices are based on per person but there are discountable if you are a group of numbers people (the discountable will be opened above the 4 persons in a group), and it does not include the international airfare. In addition, trek cost details are applied to our each and every trip packages.

We also organize the private, families, and joining group for this trek with flexible departures, group size, and itineraries any preferred date of your choice at any time of the year as per your convenience, Request for your Date 

Clients Reviews

  • Mouwoli Bandrebedi
    Mouwoli Bandrebedi
    Germany Published: Thursday, July 14, 2016

    Annapurna base camp with Alpine Ramble Treks Team

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    I finished the ABC Camp trek with Alpine ramble, Kathmandu treks. Our guide Dil2 and our porter Dil 3 were excellent, very friendly young men with pretty much good English speaking skills. They looked after me very well, staying with me and supporting me as I trekked, and making sure…Continue

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Trip Note

Alpine Ramble Treks strictly guarantee our valuable client’s safety and satisfaction during the trek in Nepal. Your safety is our paramount concern for every traveler. In every trip, our guide and porters will be carrying useful and necessary equipment as well as the medical kit, you will be provided by our leaders who have widespread knowledge of first aid training if required. 

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is mandatory for all the clients who are going to participate in our Annapurna Sanctuary trek. We highly recommend a compressive travel insurance package to all our clients, the insurance must cover helicopter rescue and evacuation expense at Height altitude for the trekkers to Annapurna base camp, it will be assisted inadequate protection tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, and any kind of illness will be covered. Alpine Ramble Treks kindly ask for any of our travelers to send the reliable travel insurance copy through the email once you book the trip with us.  Your travel insurance must cover against personal accident, medical expenses, emergency repatriation, and personal liability. 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.

A Typical Day On The Trek

Every morning during the Annapurna Base Camp trek, you will be served a wake-up tea at about 6 am in the morning by our guide then we go to have breakfast with the stunning views.

Breakfast, normally the breakfast serve around 7 am in the morning and walk start by 8 am, the walking will begin after the stretching and warm up before we move on every day, Our daily walk is Normally around 3-4 hours approximately but it depends on your level of physical fitness as well. 

Lunch during the trek is usually held between 12-1 pm with 40-minute duration, the fresh and hygienic lunch will be typically taken from the menu which will serve as fast as possible with the cup of tea or coffee.

Dinner and Overnight camp, Soon we arrive at our camp (Trekking lodge) than we might take some rest before we go to dinner and but our guide and porter will be glad to serve the cup of tea in your room while resting and we alert that for our dinner around 5-7 5 pm, rest of the time you may like to visit the places around or resting in the room.

The termination of the day our trekking guide encourages you to visit the local Sherpa settlements to know more about their culture and lifestyle in the Himalayas region while preparing the meals.

Every day our trekking will be nicely pleasured by stunning sceneries of Himalayas mountain views, taking the captivating photos and video of untouchable mountains and exploring the mountain villages and their lifestyle which can be a delighted moment.

Note: Every day, after the dinner our guide will be briefing about the program the next day.

Physical Condition And Experience Requirements 

The Annapurna SantcuryTrek is a normal trekking of Annapurna region, it is possible to trek with a basic level of fitness, a good training plan prior to your Annapurna Base Camp trip will make that much more enjoyable. It doesn’t require any climbing skills. We have seen many different ages of travelers are completing this trek like old, young, overweight and underweight and they all are very much appreciated about the journey, as a non-technical trek that does not require crampons, walking poles, oxygen cylinders, ropes, and technical equipment.  But our company will be provided the warm down jackets and sleeping bags if you do not have your own. A normal ABC trek is accessible to most trekkers who have some genus of fitness level and decent drive with a lot of stamina to last two weeks on the cold weather in the mountain.

if you could convenience yourself to take some normal pre-training courses like daily physical exercises, jogging, running, climb the staircase and walking down, cycling, swimming and hitting gym etc that would be greatly helped to accomplish the journey easier.

Accommodation during the Trek

Alpine Ramble Treks will be accommodated in the best hotel like 3 stars categories with the good facilities of WIFIHot Shower, and AC room with the best breakfast services on the selection in Kathmandu and all Accommodations are provided on the twin-sharing basis. The single supplement will be served if you are a single traveler. Accommodations during the trek in the mountains, basically you will be staying at basic trekking lodges where you will have a nice and clean room with the warm blankets, pillows, and comfortable matrices ( matrices size cannot be very thick size but still comfortable). All the facilities during the Annapurna base camp trek are not as same as Kathmandu but still very pleasant and suitable. Do not expect everything is the high level of standards in the mountain. Alpine Ramble Treks would be glad to ensure the attached bathroom in every possible place even on Annapurna region in advance booking, in some places; you have to compromise in sharing a bathroom at high altitudes area because there is no room with attached bath have being built at this elevations area.

NOTE:  High standers Hotels in Kathmandu like 4-5 stars will be provided on your request with the extra cost basis

Meals

The Annapurna Sanctuary trek is well-established trekking route of Nepal Himalayas where you can get the numerous trekking lodges along the way in the whole journey and basic meals are available in the trekking lodge on this route. The meals are served by our company as per our inclusive way which is included on this Annapurna Base Camp trek program. Basically, the foods are provided in the same tea house where you stay overnight and there are no outside foods is allowed according to the rule and regulations of the local community but you can simply take the normal snacks, water and drinking stuffs from outside as you wish which are allowed. In order to complete the 5/6 Days base camp, the food is one of the most important factors that you really need it to hike in the Himalayas. The meal in this trek is very convenient and fresh except meat items, usually, we take our breakfast and dinner at the same lodge where we stay and for the lunch, our trekking guide will be chosen every day at the best place possible along the way,

Food during the trek, you will have full options to select your preferred meals items from the menu which are provided by the local tea houses, the Menu offers verities of ethnic cuisines foods as well as western styles meals including Sherpa stew, Fresh vegetable items, Rara noodles, different soups, handmade bread items, rice items, spaghetti, pizza, eggs, potatoes items, Apple pie, Dal Bhat and various of drinking like Black tea, lemon tea, Hot chocolates, Ginger tea, Milk coffee/tea, green tea, black coffee, Lemon ginger tea are available on menu in this trek. The meals are quite surprising on this trek then other trekking routes Like Everest and Langtang regions of Nepal, all are selected items from the menu of the lodge will be fresh, hygienic and tasty. Some places, there are non-veg item meals are available however we do not recommend to take these meat items in the Annapurna region as they are not hygienic and healthy during the trek. The fresh and healthy meals during the trek like  Dal Bhat, Vegetable items and soups items ( Garlic soup, potato soup, onion soup with the food, ) are recommended which are prepared by the local supplement and do not store as a long period of time to serve it.

Note: The water is available everywhere during ABC trek which cost around 1-3 dollars per liter of botels or you can also use the normal tap water for free but water purification pills are required to filter. And we would like you to take a separate proper bottle for hot water reason because cold water cannot be fit every time in the high altitude area and it’s too cold.

Passport and Visa

All clients must have a valid passport with at least 6 months prior validity from return date  Nepalese visas can be obtained from the immigration office or Consulate in your country or arrival in Kathmandu Airport.

Last minute booking

Concerning your desirable interested for any trip with Alpine Ramble Treks, we absolutely accept even your last minute booking. You can book a trip directly through the Online or by calling anytime. But eventually, Last minute booking may not acceptable for Bhutan and Tibet.

Extra personal expenses on trekking

All your foods are included on the package (Lunch, Breakfast, and Dinner with hot drinks), the foods will be served as per package program and besides that cost will be extra if you extend the trip more than the schedule of our package. at last but not list, we would also like to suggest that to our client to carry some snacks like energy bars, snickers, waters, chocolates, cookies and personal belonging materials like passport, battery chargers, etc..

Equipment lists for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Head and Face 

  • Warm and a sun hat with scarf
  • Headlight
  • Sunscreen +40 or above
  • Proper sunglass
  • Face wipes and a tiny towels

List for Hands & Body parts

  • Lightweight gloves
  • And warm Globes
  • Down jacket (the company will be provided in rent)
  • A thick Sleeping bag (the company will be provided in rent)
  • 2 pairs of hiking t-shirts, preferably quick drying, possibly thermal tops for the treks
  • Fleece jacket and sweaters for the cold temperature
  • Poncho or rain jacket
  • warm Socks, preferably cotton –mix
  • Lightweight cotton trekking pants 
  • The proper Trekking Boots
  • crampon (optional)
  • walking polls 

Essential gear

  • Day Backpack above the 30 L
  • Pack covers and Thermal bottle
  • Water peals for the normal water
  • Deodorant
  • Laundry soap
  • Antibacterial Gel
  • Toiletries
  • toothbrush
  • Shampoo

Personal accessories

  • Camera/ Cell Phone
  • Money wallet with Money
  • Padlocks/ Plastic bag
  • Watch/ Sewing kit
  • Extra p photos and passport photocopies

First aid Kit

  • Diamox (acetazolamide)
  • Lozenges
  • Elastic bandages
  • Moleskin
  • Cotton bandages and band-aids
  • Lancing needle
  • Antibiotic eye-drops
  • Thermometer
  • Sling
  • Paracetamol
  • Antiseptic antibacterial cream or solution
  • Painkillers
  • Anti-emetic for nausea (not at high altitude)
  • Loperamide to control diarrhea
  • Norfloxacin or Cipro to cure diarrhea, other infections

Alpine Ramble Treks Crews

Annapurna Sanctuary trek will be escorted by our well trained and experienced certified guide and porter to make your journey the best and comfortable, our years of experiences guide will assist you in every possible way to make your trip worthy and memorable. We also provide one porter to carry your luggage, one porter for 2 trekkers and basically, your luggage should not surpass heavier than 18 kgs. We never overload our porters; we respect them equally and respect everyone’s work as a human being, porters can be provided for each of you if required. Especially, our guides and porters are from the mountains area, we believe in their hard work and dedication, All our crew are very much passionate and hard working persons as well as honest which greatly admired by our thousands of previous clients and appreciated our hard work, this is why, we have now a really good relationship with our previous clients as a good friendship, they would always like to come back and work again with us. However, Our team always ensure that our clients are happy and satisfy with our team and our presentation As we strongly believe that only happy person make his/her client happy so this is the way that our ART family has been believing in since its establishment.

Responsible for Tourism

Our experience field staffs/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 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.

Best Time To Travel

The Annapurna Sanctuary trek can be done throughout the year, but during the dry season (Autumn), which runs from the mid of September to May and pre-monsoon season (Spring) March to May, these months are the absolute time and favorable months for trekking in Nepal Himalayas, offers crystal clear view of fresh snowy mountains with the nice temperature and nights are quite cold normally temperature drops to the negative during the nights.

Transportation

Alpine Ramble Treks provide all the necessary transportation for your trip including the free transportation to and from  Airport for our valuable clients; on your upon arrival, you will be warmly welcomed by our airport representative with traditional way and you will be reassigned to your Hotel. Similarly, we also provide private vehicles for the Kathmandu valley sightseeing and a small tour of Cities areas.

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 tourism sectors in order to process the trip booking with Alpine Ramble the percent of full trip payments can be made with required documents such as passport, travel insurance copies and flight details to Nepal with a two weeks period from the booking date.

Our respected traveler can be made the Payment through the Online directly from our website, bank transfer, western union or any other remittances, the remaining can be paid on your upon arrival in Kathmandu Hotel or office.   

Your safety is of paramount concern whilst traveling with Alpine Ramble Treks, come and enjoy the trip, for booking through the Online Click here  "BOOK YOUR TRIP" 

We look forward to guiding you in the Himalayas for a wonderful trekking experience of a lifetime