Comfort Annapurna Base Camp Hike

  • 12 reviews
  • 12 Days
Price per personUS$599
We Offer Group Price
No. of peoplePrice P.P
1 - 1 US$ 720
2 - 2 US$ 620
3 - 5 US$ 599
6 - 10 US$ 579
11 - 16 US$ 540
30 January, 2022
$720 x 1 guests:
$720

Total
$720
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  • Trip Duration12 Days
  • Difficulty LevelEasy-Moderate
  • Best SeasonMarch-May, Sep-Nov
  • Max Altitude4130 m

Overview

Annapurna Base Camp Hike - 12 Days 

 

Comfort ABC Highlights

  • Trek to Annapurna base camp through the beautiful Annapurna conservations area
  • Stay or spend the time in traditional Gurung and Magar villages and experience the culture and lifestyle
  • Visit Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and other important cultural sites during the trek
  • perceive wild and domesticated animals
  • Witness the fantastic views of Mt Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Alpine Glacier, and many other spectacular Himalayan peaks
  • Wave to your new adventure friends with a fellow from around the world

 

ABC Hike Details in Brief

The Annapurna base camp trek is a beautiful journey in the Annapurna region. Takes into one of the diversified natural blessings befriending with breathtaking mountain panorama- Annapurna Base Camp trek.

It is an excellent opportunity for hiking enthusiasts to spend a week and a bit more time in nature, Annapurna is one of the finest trekking holidays destinations in Nepal.

Annapurna Base camp Trip 12- Days; A Trek into the heart of some of the world's highest mountains into the Annapurna Sanctuary with all-inclusive. This trek is one of the most beautiful journeys, as it ranked Nepal's most popular trekking destination after Everest Base Camp Trek.

Our Exciting Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes you to the most astonishing Himalayan kingdoms on the planet where one can experience a mixed culture of the Magar and Gurung ethnic community people along with the magnificent high mountain ranges of the massif Annapurna, enjoying the glacier waterfalls, awe-inspiring sceneries, and a wide range of flora and fauna.

This traditional trek into some of the world's tallest peaks on earth gives you knowledge of local culture and natural variations that can be made by any average traveler from 6 years young to 75 years age-old.

However, our 12 days ABC trek is fairly designed for both experienced and inexperienced hikers and it is an altitude-friendly itinerary that is suitable or comfortable for anyone.

The classic Annapurna Base Camp Trek offers a wide range of untouchable mountains and varied cultures as well as wildlife.

Our 12 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek begins at our ancient capital city of Kathmandu by taking a scenic drive to the naturally blessed lake city of Pokhara, it is an incredible city where you will have a great opportunity to explore the magical mountain in distance as well and live traditions of the ethnic group peoples on the lakeside street.

Further along, leaving the beautiful city of Pokhara we drive to Nayapul where our real adventure trek begins, After a short drive to the beginning stage of our 12 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek and afterward hiking from the warm territories with a moderate move towards mid slopes through a few conventional Gurung clans' homestead towns with consistent excellent views of Annapurna Mountains with magnificent Mt. Machapuchare (Fish Tail).

The trail goes through the country ranches and towns, an assortment of landscapes, and too icy masses.

It is more particular than some other treks through its multi-ethnic towns, its rich culture, lovely scenes of diverse natural thrills. It is a decent choice for hiking enthusiasts for close experiences with the Himalayas in a brief timeframe.

This is absolutely rewarding among the most famous and giant trekking trails in Nepal. The Annapurna Base Camp is located at 4320m and offers, probably, the most splendid view of the entire Annapurna massif.

With stunning and magnificent time at Annapurna Base Camp, the trail gradually descends down along the same trail. Actually, while descending down, you really don’t seem ready to say bye-bye to these landscapes, settlements, and mountain views in the skyline.

While descending down, Jhinu Danda, where you can enjoy a natural hot spring, will be another different flavor of this trek.

If you are looking for a short version of Annapurna Base camp Trekking tour programs then you might check our offer of the following trekking tour programs to ABC,

Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 8 Days

Short Annapurna base camp trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 7 Days

The traveler would check our summer offer to Langtang valley trek, Ruby Valley Trek, Everest View Trek, and Everest Base Camp Trek - 8 Days

 

Benefits

  • Free Airport transportation on arrival and departure days (We will pick you up and drop you off)

  • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, down jacket, and walking poles (rental is included if needed)
  • Duffle bag if required (Optional)
  • Souvenir: Trekking route map/browser and printed ART's hiking T-shirt
  • An Oximeter to measure your Oxygen and Pulse at a high altitude to find out the accurate health condition while you are trekking in the mountain.
  • WOKI TOKI - for communication during the trek

 

Itinerary

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The First of the Annapurna Base Camp Trip- Welcome to Nepal! 

On the day of your arrival, you'll be warmly welcomed by Alpine Ramble crew/ representative at the Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and transfer to the respective hotel where you will be introduced with your trekking guide and fellow during the tour briefing/ presentations with final preparations of the trip!

  • 3- star Hotel
  • 1350m/4428ft.

On the second day of the Annapurna Base camp Trek, you'll be picked up by Alpine Ramble Guide from your hotel around 6:30 am in the morning and you will drive to Pokhara in a comfortable tourist bus which will take you approximately 6/7 hours, Pokhara is beautiful city lakes and mountains. It is at a distance of 200 km from the capital city of Kathmandu. On the way, you’ll have great sceneries; enjoy the beauty of flora, fauna, the diverse demography, beautiful mountain ranges, the raging Trishuli, Marshyangdi Rivers, and plenty of rivulets along the way as well as White Mountain in distance. 

  • 7 hrs approx
  • 850m/2788ft

Today is a third of the trek, enjoying the breakfast in the morning at the hotel, exciting trekking to Annapurna base camp trek begins, a scenic short drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, this is a starting and ending point of the trek, From here, we trek towards Tikhedunge by following the most dazzling farmlands, terrace fields, and beautiful villages of Birethati, Hille to Tikhedunga. Today is a short and easy hike that offers great views of the mountain sceneries. overnight at lodge.

You'll be accommodated at the best available Trekking lodge with the standards meals including  Lunch, and Dinner ( L+D)! 

  • Trekking Lodge to Lodge
  • 4/5 hrs approx
  • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • 1510m/3810ft

Today the trail crosses the Tikhedunga Khola( river) on a suspension bridge then the trail climbs steeply on a stone staircase that is said to have more than 1000 steps. As you trek along you pass typical villages, wide landscape, ascending to Ulleri. From Ulleri the trail takers you walk through the lush green forest where you may see some wild animals and colorful birds before you reach Ghorepani. Reaching the Ghorepani you will see the beautiful Himalayan range and green valley around.

You'll be accommodated at the best available Trekking lodge with the standards meals including Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner ( B+L+D)!

  • Trekking Lodge
  • 5/6 hrs approx
  • Breakfast +Lunch + Dinner
  • 2850m/9348ft

Today is an exciting and wonderful day of your trek. Early morning excursion to Poon Hill (3210m) about 40 minutes hike from your lodge. From Poon Hill, you will see the spectacular panorama stretches Dhaulagiri and Annapurna I the two major mountains above eight thousand meters high above sea level. From that point, you will see the awesome sunrise view over the Himalayan range: including western region highest mountain Dhaulagiri, Annapurna range, Nilgiri range, Machhapuchhare, and other peaks. After your breakfast, the trek takes you up the hill through dense forest Deurali and then descending to Tadapani,

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

  • Trekking Lodge
  • 5 hrs approx
  • Breakfast +Lunch + Dinner
  • 2610m/8560ft

Today you trek on a stone trail and descend through the forest, walking through the many walls and pray flags around the trails, passing the Gurung village to the foot of the valley by the river. After crossing the suspension bridges the trek continues with an easy walk to get the Chhomrong with the more nice view of the many high mountains,

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

  • Trekking Lodge
  • 5 hrs approx
  • Breakfast +Lunch +Dinner
  • 2170m/7117ft

The trail will descend from Chomrong passing the village, after crossing the suspension bridge the trail will lead up to Sinuwa with more beautiful views. On the way to Himalayan, you trek through the lush green forest where you may see monkeys and stunning waterfalls by the time,

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

  • Trekking Lodge
  • 5/ 6 hrs approx
  • Breakfast +Lunch+Dinner
  • 2820m/8828ft

Today the trail will go continues by the river, steep up on the ravine to reach Machhapuchhare Base Camp. Leaving from Machhapuchhare Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp, the valley widens and the view of the mountains and the glacier becomes much spectacular,

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

  • Trekking Lodge
  • 5/6 hrs
  • Breakfast +Lunch +Dinner
  • 4130m/13545ft (ABC)

Today is early morning at the Annapurna Base Camp to view amazing sunrise on Himalayas: Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharva Chuli, Flute peak, Machhapuchhare with numerous other peaks and massive glacier. After breakfast at the same lodge, you trek down to Bambo,

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

  • Trekking Lodge
  • 5/6 hrs APPROX
  • Breakfast +Lunch +Dinner
  • 2815m/9120ft

From Bambo, the trail takes you through the lush green forest to Sinuwa Dada. From here you trek downhill to cross the river then you will be ascending to Chhomrong then descending to Jhinuwa. At Jhinuwa there is a natural hot spring where we will have shower dip for relaxation,

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

  • Trekking Lodge
  • 4/5 hrs approx
  • Breakfast +Lunch +Dinner
  • 1420m/4590ft

Today the trail descends crossing the suspension and short trek goes along the Modi river From Kyumi the trail still ascends gradually through the passing villages after a short walk to Nayapul seems like your trekking is done, then you will ride a car to get Pokhara. After finishing your remarkable trip in the mountain now time for having some western food in Pokhara and have a good shower here.Overnight at guesthouse. As today is the last day of the trek there will be a farewell dinner with the trekking crew,

Service Included:  Breakfast, & lunch ( B+L).

  • 3 -star Hotel
  • 5 hrs
  • Breakfast +Lunch +Dinner
  • 850 m (Pokhara)

A scenic drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu will take 7hrs or in optional you will fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu. At Kathmandu, you will have free time for shopping souvenirs for family and friends,

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 on own your pace!

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

  • 7 hrs approx
  • Breakfast
  • 1350 m

Trip map

Comfort Annapurna Base Camp Hike map

Trip inclusion

  • Free International and domestic Airport pick-up and drop by private car.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner/ the main course) during the trek in the Himalayas.
  • An experienced and Knowledgeable English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide.
  • All Food, Accommodation, Insurance, and transportation for the 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 of more than 6 people above in a group.
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara-Kathmandu by bus.
  • Seasonal fresh fruits desert every day 
  • Appreciation of certificate after the successful trek
  • Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance
  • Souvenir: Trekking route map/browser and printed ART company T-shirt
  • Compressive first aid box.
  • Emergency rescue operation assistance in arranging in case of complex health condition (funded by travel insurance)
  • All government, Local taxes/ vat and official Expenses
  • 10% OF ALL PROCEEDS GOES TO SUPPORT OUR SOCIAL IMPACTS INITIATIVE

 

  • Nepal entry visa fees (you can easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
  • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule (Foods and accommodations before or after the trek) 
  • Extra drinks as alcoholic & non-alcoholic such as Fanta, Coca-cola, sprite, water, beer, etc.
  • Additional cost by out of management control due to the landscape, weather condition, illness, change of government policies, strikes, and physical condition, etc.
  • Personal expenses such as snacks, laundry, telephone, WIFI, hot shower, etc at tea houses on a trek.
  • Travel insurance has to cover emergency rescue evacuation from the high-altitude 
  • Personal trekking equipment for this trek 
  • Tips for guide and staff (Tipping is expected- recommended by our mountain culture) 
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Include section of this trek

 

Trip Info

 

Foods on 12 Days ABC trip

Trek to the world's 9th highest mountain is obviously an amazing adventure experience of a lifetime. However, the food on the trek to Annapurna base camp is convenient and has a pretty wide selection of the food items on the tea houses menus which are originated and prepared by the local community of the Annapurna conservations area, the most common diet and hygienic meals of the region as given below,

Common Breakfast options - Tibetan Breads (a fried bread in oil, it’s also named by Gurung bread in Annapurna area), Chapati with Cheese (dry bread- a local wheat bread), Oatmeal, French toast with jam, honey and peanut butter, Corn Flakes, Hashed brown, fried, Scrambles and boiled eggs, pancakes, porridge with milk, Muesli, Vegetable items and any kind of hot drinks are available except espresso, Americano

Common Lunch options – different variety of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Momos ( dumplings), Tibetan / chapati bread, Macaroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a variety of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, burgers and Pizza, yak steak and desserts items.

Common Dinner options- Momos (dumplings) different variety of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Tibetan / chapati bread, Macaroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a variety of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, Raman soups, burgers and Pizza, yak steak, desserts items, hot and cold drinks are available on the menus on tea house, the menu’s selected meals are fresh and healthy with hygienic specialists by the mountain for the mountain trekkers.

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

Desert and Snack options- Rice Pudding, Apple pie, fruits snicker/ mars bar, popcorns, cake, and pastries, etc.

Hot Drink options – Varieties of hot drinks like black/milk coffees, black/mint/ginger/Green/ lemon honey teas, hot chocolates, hot mango juice, hot oranges juice, hot pineapple juice, etc.)

 

For the foods in the Mountain, open this LINK, Travel insurance for 12 Days Annapurna Base camp trek, the Best time to go, and trekking equipment 

 

 

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

  • Jessica - March 14, 2019

    From the moment my friend and I landed in Kathmandu till the time we left, Dil and his team were outstanding and made us feel as part of their own families. We were picked up the airport and then Dil met with us to customise our trip and make sure we had all the gear we needed for our 5 day trek to Annapurna Base Camp. 

    On the trek our guide Tilak and porter/guide-in-training Anil made sure we lacked for nothing - pacing our trek, looking after our meals and accommodation, helping us when we had to cross glaciers, cross overflowing rivers and walk in pouring rain and hail. Thank you so much Tilak and Anil bai! 

    Hiking up at 3 am to see sunrise over the base camp was indescribable, even here Tilak and Anil made sure we didn't get altitude sickness and we had a spectacular experience without getting sick. 

    I loved every second of this trek and it was lovely to celebrate our accomplishment together with Dil, Tilak and Anil at the end. I would highly recommend Alpine Ramble - Dil and his team are highly experienced, thoughtful and really go out of their way to make sure your trekking experience is as successful and safe as possible!

  • Dev Sharma - June 28, 2018

    Just finished the ABC Trek along with Poonhill. Looking at the pictures, I am still amazed at the picturesque landscapes and the incredible times I had at the trek. All this goes to Dil and his team Saugat and Prashant. Dil made me feel really welcome in Nepal from day one and he was there whenever I needed any assistance before and during the trek. My guide Saugat made sure that I have an amazing experience and he took care of all the things I needed during the trek. I would totally recommend Alpine Ramble to anyone thinking of trekking in the Himalayas in Nepal.

  • Rizal R - November 19, 2017

    It was an impulsive decision to do ABC, without much training and experience. Luckily, i chose an extremely good tour company, Alpine Ramble, to help me achieve this bucketlist.
    Dil was very helpful in getting me briefed in KTM. And i was assigned a very attentive guide and porter team of Sujal & Nir. All my needs were taken care of and I could really focus on doing the hike.
    The ABC treks were themselves gorgeous. With Alpine Ramble team's prodding this treak was completed within 5 days.
    I must say that this is the best service that i have experienced with a tour company, and really make the trek very memorable. I would certainly love to come back and do another trek in beautiful Nepal.

    Namaste!

  • Pradeep D'souza - November 11, 2017

    For a while i have been planning my third visit to Nepal and was looking forward to doing the ABC trek, That's when i had come across a friend of mine who had recommended me to Alpine Ramble.

    Upon contacting Dil, CEO & founder of Alpine Ramble he was very quick with his replies and always at our service. He created a itinerary for us which fits perfectly to our schedule. Upon arrival in Kathmandu we was greeted by dil, along with Lakshman. 

    Over the next few days we had started the trek and was led by the men of the mountains the very experienced, qualified and well trained boys, Ceo/guide - Dil along with Porter/Guide - Lakshman. These boys knew exactly everything about the mountains. They where very informative, motivative, patience and always extremely supportive during the entire course. 

    Over all it was wonderful experience and i would highly recommend Alpine Ramble. 

    Quick Reply, Good Communication, Highly Supporting & Encouraging. A+++++ 

    Looking forward to are next adventure.

    Thanks & Best Wishes
    Pradeep D'souza

    [email protected]

  • Sahara Ca - October 23, 2017

    “It was Amazing service from the moment of booking. They contact you right away on WhatsApp and help with any question. Great package: includes everything from airport pick up and drop off, food, accommodation, guide, farewell dinner etc. Dil has organized a last-minute porter for us overnight. The guide Krishna and our porter Sujal both were great - informative and very helpful, friendly, humble and always joking. Managed to get us the nicest rooms along the trek with best views! We would highly recommend to anybody Alpine Ramble Treks for any trip in Nepal