Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek (5-6 Days)

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  • 6 Days
Price per personUS$375
We Offer Group Price
No. of peoplePrice P.P
1 - 1 US$ 599
2 - 2 US$ 499
3 - 5 US$ 420
6 - 10 US$ 399
11 - 30 US$ 375
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$599 x 1 guests:
$599

Total
$599
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  • Trip Duration6 Days
  • Difficulty LevelEasy-Moderate
  • Best SeasonMarch-Jun, Sep- Dec
  • Max Altitude4130 m

Overview

"Join Alpine Ramble Treks on an extraordinary adventure into the glacial heart of the western Himalayas, where we’ll come face-to-face with the 10th highest mountain in the world. Follow winding trails along forested slopes and trek alongside rushing rivers of surpassing beauty as we approach Annapurna Base Camp on this uniquely accessible six-day itinerary".

Do you want to enjoy the thrills of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek without devoting weeks upon weeks to the experience? Our popular six-day itinerary might be just what you’re looking for. This authentic Himalayan trekking package is the perfect introduction to the natural splendor of Nepal, taking you across an extraordinary range of landscapes over the course of just six days. You’ll stand in the shadow of some of the highest mountains on the planet, including skyscraping giants like Gangapurna (7,455 meters), Machapuchare (6,993 meters), and Himalchuli (7,893 meters). All told, the Annapurna massif is comprised of six distinct peaks reaching higher than 7,000 meters. The mighty Annapurna I clocks in at 8,091 meters, earning it the title of the 10th highest mountain in the world—and you’ll have front-row tickets to see it for yourself.

But there’s more to the Annapurna Base Camp Trek than spectacular scenery alone. This route is often renowned as the best trek in the country when it comes to cultural diversity and the opportunity to become acquainted with Nepali people from a variety of ethnic backgrounds. The mountain communities here in the Annapurna region are populated by Gurung and Magar villages, and we’ll visit a number of monasteries, temples, and shrines which are critically important to their primarily Buddhist faith. Our trail will also lead us through the Annapurna Conservation Area, where we’ll have the chance to spot rare animals like the red panda and Himalayan monal against a backdrop of lush greenery and shaded forest.  And all the while, craggy peaks, and graceful summits soar over our heads to catch the ethereal quality of light which can only be found here in the rarefied atmosphere of the Himalayas.

Best of all, our Annapurna Base Camp Trek allows you to savor the spirit of adventure without worrying about all the little details. Alpine Ramble Treks will welcome you upon arrival in Kathmandu or Pokhara and arrange all of your necessary transportation, accommodations, meals, and trekking permits. From the little village of Nayapul to Annapurna Base Camp itself, one of our friendly guides will be with you each step of the way to identify the correct route, assist you with any difficult patches of hiking, and share colorful stories about this region of Nepal. We’ve proudly operated trekking and adventure tours in the Himalayas for years, and each of our guides is a consummate professional—and a friend waiting to be made. If you’re ready to join us on this once-in-a-lifetime journey, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at any time. Our tour experts are always standing by and can be reached via Whatsapp at +977 9851175531.

Best Time of Year for the ABC Trek

Trekking Seasons in Nepal are largely dictated by the summer monsoon, and our Short 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.

ABC 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.

If you’re looking for a greater challenge or if you simply want to spend a few more days in the mountains, Alpine Ramble Treks is proud to offer a host of alternate treks for you to consider. Travelers with extra time to spare will find our Annapurna Base Camp Trek – 12 Days itinerary especially rewarding, as it includes a visit to the starkly beautiful Tilicho Lake. Some of our other available packages include an Annapurna Base Camp Trek – 8 Days itinerary and Annapurna Circuit Trek – 10 Days itinerary. 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 

  • 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

  • Enjoy a scenic drive through Nepal’s rural countryside between the capital city of Kathmandu and the adventure hub of Pokhara.
  • Take in the sights and sounds of beautiful Pokhara, where the towering Himalayas can be seen reflected in the crystalline waters of Lake Phewa.
  • Relish a sublime view of the sun setting over a panorama of spectacular mountains, including Annapurna, Machapuchare, Gangapurna, and more.
  • Reward yourself with a relaxing soak at the natural hot springs at Jhinu Danda.
  • Explore the fascinating cultural traditions of the hospitable Gurung and Magar people.

Itinerary

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The first day of our Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek begins in the scenic lakeside city of Pokhara. After enjoying a hearty breakfast, we’ll meet our driver and travel to a small village called Birethanti to collect our trekking permits. Then we’ll drive a bit further to reach the trailhead at Siwai, for a total of about two hours on the road this morning. It’s all on foot from here, and our trek gets underway in earnest as we cross picturesque suspension bridges, hike past sparkling waterfalls, and cross alpine meadows where yaks graze and Gurung villagers tend to crops of buckwheat and millet. As we approach our destination of Chhomrong, we’ll even start to earn some breathtaking views of snowcapped mountains.

Chhomrong itself is a sprawling hillside village where you’ll meet plenty of friendly Gurung villagers as we settle into our accommodations. We’ll be staying at one of the local trekking lodges or teahouses. This is how overnight trekking is usually done in Nepal, and you’ll reap the rewards of a home-cooked meal and a warm place to sleep. Once we get checked in, you can relax in the village with a hot mug of tea as dusk gathers over the summits of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and the fishtail-shaped Machapuchare.

  • Trekking Lodge
  • 5 hrs approx
  • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • 2050 m

Welcome the morning sunrise with a delicious breakfast and a cup of fresh tea as the light breaks over the mountains. After enjoying the marvelous view, we’ll begin our second day of trekking. Today’s trail starts with a stone staircase leading down for about an hour to the churning waters of the Chhomrong Khola river. We’ll cross a dramatic suspension bridge to reach the opposite bank before climbing the second series of stone stairs for another two hours. This will bring us to the little community of Sinuwa, where we’ll take a short break to soak in the tremendous view from 2,350 meters above sea level.

The second portion of today’s hike brings us through a quiet forest of bamboo, oak, and rhododendron for approximately two hours. The flatter terrain in the dense woodland here will serve as a brief respite before we begin the steep ascent to the little villages known as Bamboo and Dovan. We’ll pass through these communities and make our final ascent to the aptly-named Himalaya. There we’ll enjoy a well-earned hot meal and a good night’s sleep at one of the best guesthouses in town.

  • Trekking Lodge to Lodge
  • 6 -7 hrs approx
  • Breakfast +Lunch +Dinner
  • 2050 m

Today we’ll earn the unique distinction of visiting not one, but two mountaineering base camps. We’ll hit the trail right after breakfast, and we can expect to trek for about four hours in total. This is perhaps the most exciting day of our Himalayan adventure, and we’ll begin by climbing for two hours to the astounding natural amphitheater of mountains known as the Annapurna Sanctuary. This is where we’ll find Machapuchare Base Camp at an elevation of 3,700 meters. From here, you’ll get splendid views of Machapuchare, Gangapurna, and the entire Annapurna massif.

After a short break for tea, we’ll continue across the dry moraine for two more hours and make the final push towards Annapurna Base Camp itself. The camp is situated at 4,130 meters in elevation, which represents the highest point on the entire Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The views here are nothing short of sublime: prayer flags are snapping in the wind, climbers and hikers are celebrating their achievements, and you’re completely surrounded by mountains. The panoramic vista from base camp encompasses Machapuchare, Annapurna South, Annapurna III, Gandharva Chuli, and Gangapurna. But the star of the show is Annapurna I, stretching to an unbelievable 8,091 meters in height. We’ll spend the rest of the day at base camp enjoying the views and overnight at a nearby trekking lodge.

  • Trekking Lodge
  • 5 hrs approx
  • Breakfast +Lunch +Dinner
  • 4130 m (ABC)

If you thought the views last night were spectacular, wait until you stand witness to the near-vertical south face of Annapurna I washed in the golden glow of sunrise. We’ll linger over our breakfast to make the most of this phenomenon, taking plenty of time to bask in the unrivaled splendor of Annapurna Base Camp’s 360-degree Himalayan views.

When you’re ready to move on, we’ll pack up our things and retrace our steps back to the village of Sinuwa. As we pass idyllic homesteads and hike through alpine valleys and verdant woodlands, you’ll begin to appreciate how the trail presents an entirely different aspect when traveled in reverse. The terrain will also be somewhat easier to navigate, now that we’ve begun our long descent from the high-altitudes of base camp. After reaching Sinuwa, we’ll get checked in at another comfortable trekking lodge and have the afternoon and evening at our leisure.

  • Trekking Lodge
  • 5-6 hrs approx
  • Breakfast +Lunch +Dinner
  • 2250 m

Our overland adventure continues in reverse this morning as we follow winding trails along terraced fields and tread secluded paths through sun-dappled stands of oak and rhododendron. After passing through the familiar village of Chhomrong, we’ll take a steep detour to the popular Jhinu Danda hot springs. These natural spring-fed pools are a fantastic place to relax and let the stress of hiking melt away from your body. The pools are situated in the scenic river canyon of the Modi Khola, and we’ll stop here for some well-deserved rest and relaxation.

After drying off, we’ll shoulder our packs once more and begin the final two-hour hike back to Siwai, where we first joined the trailhead at the start of our Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek. When we arrive in town, we’ll link up with a local taxi or bus to drive back to Pokhara. This last stretch of road takes between two and three hours to cover. Back in Pokhara, we’ll get checked in at our hotel with plenty of time left to take a stroll in town, visit Lake Phewa, and dig into a sumptuous meal as the reward for all of our hard trekking.  

  • Trekking Lodge
  • 4 hrs approx
  • Breakfast +Lunch
  • 820 m

Savor the magnificent skyline ringed with mountains and gaze upon the glittering waters of Lake Phewa one more time this morning—after breakfast, we’ll be heading Kathmandu to conclude our Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek. If you’ve chosen to travel by tourist bus, you can expect the return journey to take approximately six to eight hours. Alpine Ramble Treks can also arrange for an airline ticket instead, which will come at an additional cost but will get you back to Kathmandu in just 25 minutes.

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

However you choose to travel, we’ve got one more evening of celebration and revelry in store for you. Our last night in the vibrant capital of Nepal serves as a great opportunity to experience some of the best traditional and cultural points of interest which can be found here in Kathmandu. Some of the must-see religious attractions in the city are the Boudhanath and Swayambhunath stupas, as well as Kathmandu Durbar Square. When you’ve had your fill of sightseeing, we’ll gather together for a farewell dinner at one of the best restaurants in town. 

Whether you’re departing Nepal tonight or spending another night in your hotel, remember that Alpine Ramble Treks provides complimentary transfers to Tribhuvan International Airport when it’s time to leave. Hosting your Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek has been our pleasure, and we hope you’ve had an unforgettable time in the western Himalayas. We can’t wait to welcome you back to Nepal!

  • 6-7 hrs by tourist bus
  • 1400 m (KTM)

Trip inclusion

  • Free-Transfers to and from Tribhuvan International Airport upon arrival and departure
  • Full-board meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, the main course) during the trek.
  • A professional, experienced, and friendly Alpine Ramble’s government-licensed holder guide, covering meals, flight, insurance, accommodations, and equipment for the guide and porter.
  • A strong local helper to carry your luggage (1 sherpa helper for 2 trekkers with limited weights of 10kg each) 
  • All the trekking documents 
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permits (ACAP) Fee
  • Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) Card.
  • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, down jacket, and duffle bag
  • 5- night accommodations at the best available trekking lodge or Tea House during the trek
  • Enough Water purification tablets to purify your water during the trek for safe drinking water
  • A handful of assistance guides for the group of 10 pax or above.
  • Round-trip transfer from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu by comfortable tourist bus 
  • Transport from Pokhara to Nayapul to Pokhara by Private vehicles
  • Snacks (crackers) and  Seasonal available fresh fruits during the trek.
  • ART's Certificate of appreciations after the successful ABC 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.
  • A basic first aid box including Diamox for the high altitude sickness
  • Emergency rescue operation assistance in arranging in case of complex health conditions in the mountain (funded by Travel Insurance)
  • All government, Local taxes, and official Expenses

 

TRIP ROUTE MAP

  • Nepal entry visa fees (You can obtain a visa quickly upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
  • Extra accommodations and meals before and after the Anapurna base camp trek
  • International airfare 
  • Personal expenses such as shopping, hot shower, hot and cold drinks, alcohols, snacks, water, Wi-Fi, battery re-charge, heater charge, fee
  • Travel insurance - make sure to cover an emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuations from the high altitude up to 600 m 
  • Personal clothing or gears 
  • 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 local culture )
  • And any other expenses that are not mentioned in the Price "inclusive section" of this program

Dates & Price

All set dates are guaranteed departures. If the following dates are not suitable for your travel plans then contact us for your custom trip dates. The private trips are available on any date of your selection at any time of the year.

Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice 
01 Mar, 202106 Mar, 2021GuaranteedUS$375
04 Mar, 202109 Mar, 2021GuaranteedUS$375
07 Mar, 202112 Mar, 2021GuaranteedUS$375
11 Mar, 202116 Mar, 2021GuaranteedUS$375
19 Mar, 202124 Mar, 2021GuaranteedUS$375
24 Mar, 202129 Mar, 2021GuaranteedUS$375
28 Mar, 202102 Apr, 2021GuaranteedUS$375
31 Mar, 202105 Apr, 2021GuaranteedUS$375

Trip Info

Food on ABC Trek

Trek to some of the world's highest mountain is obviously an amazing experience of a lifetime. However, to make a successful and memorable trip, remember one of the most important factors is the foods that certainly play a vital role to complete your journey successfully, so what foods are expected to be found in this region, the food on the Annapurna Base Camp trek is very convenient and has a pretty wide selection of food items on the trekking lodges menu, the most common and hygienic meals in this region found are given below, those standards foods are being served in the Annapurna region,

Common Meal options for the breakfast: Tibetan Breads (a fried bread in oil, it’s also named by Gurung bread in this 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 Meal options for Lunch:  different verity of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Momos ( dumplings), Tibetan or chapatti bread, Macroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a verity of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, burgers and Pizza, yak steak and desserts items.

Common Meal options for Dinner:  Momos (dumplings) different verity of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Tibetan, chapatti bread, Macroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a verity 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, During the trek, you will have some options of meat items at a lower area but as you reach higher elevations there are no meat options to choose for your food as it strongly prohibited by the local community due to some various reasons. However, the meats are not on our list of recommendations since meat in the mountain such at high altitude is not sanitary and healthy, we would like to persuade you to avoid taking meat, Alcoholic drinks, and smoking while Trekking to the ABC.

Deseret and Snack options:  Apple Pie, Rice Pudding, fruits snicker or mars bar, popcorns, cakes, and pastries are available at the tea houses.

Hot Drink options: You can have a wide selection of the drink items such as black and milk coffees, black tea, mint tea, ginger tea, Green and lemon honey tea, hot chocolates, hot mango juice, hot oranges juice, hot pineapple juice, and many others. 

Water and Drinks

You can easily purchase the bottled mineral water which is safe for drinking, the water is available everywhere at the small tea house and lodges it cost less than a dollar at the lower region and one dollar more at the higher altitude areas or other option, you can also refill the water from the taps or any water sources without paying, it's free but do not forget to purify before drinking, buy some water purification pill or electrify by Lifetraws for this sort of water procced. How Much Water Do I need to drink a day? the answer is at least 2-4 L water per day because you need to keep your body hydrated.

Accommodations on ABC Trek 

Annapurna region is a well-established access trekking route in Nepal where you do not need to carry any tents for the trek, plenty of tea houses or trekking lodges are available along the way, the accommodations in this region are simple but convenient. During the 6 Days trip, you will be staying at the best available tea houses which will be ensured by the company, the rooms usually come in double occupancy with a wooden bed, blankets, mattresses, pillows, attached bathrooms but do not expect it every place. However, the view is spectacular from everywhere. Sleep in nature!

In addition, single rooms are available in this region and provided at your request except for two places of Himalaya and ABC. 

NOTE: Kathmandu has a wide range of luxury stars hotel selections for your stay, we would like you to choose it by yourself or, we can help you in booking the hotel accommodations for your stay in Kathmandu.

The Best Time to Travel ABC Trek

Nepal is a landlocked country and it's an incredibly beautiful and rich country with a diversity of landscapes and people. Nepal has five seasons like many other countries such as spring, Summer, Monsoon, Autumn, and Winter. Among all these seasons there is mainly two distinct trekking season for Annapurna Base Camp or any region treks in Nepal which are autumn and spring.

Spring (Pre-monsoon): Spring includes Feb, March, April, and May, the weather in this month is largely stable and dry with a moderate climate. This time is fairly perfect for any treks in Nepal with good weather and the view is mind-blowing, the temperature is moderate and the sky is crystal clear. the average temperature can be 12 to 20 degrees Celsius in the daytime and the temperature at the nighttime can drop down to 5 to - 8  degrees Celsius, Trekking in Annapurna base camp in the Spring season welcomes thousands of flora and vegetation that make the trek more beautiful and enjoyable in Nepal.

Autumn (Post monsoon): Autumn is another great season of the year for trekking on Annapurna Base Camp, However, Autumn includes the months of September, October, November, and December. During the autumn, the temperatures should be rated as between 12 to 20 degrees in the daytime, and nighttime can decrease from 5 degrees C to -0 degrees Celsius which is great for trekking.

Safety and Satisfactions 

SAFETY IS OUR TOP PRIORITY- NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE SAFETY AND HEALTH OF OUR CLIENTS AND EMPLOYEES.

The guided Annapurna base camp Trek is a standard package with an affordable cost that one can afford by any average travelers, this trek will be accompanied by one of the experienced and friendly local trekking guides/ Sherpa who originally come from the mountain (same region) of Nepal, the leader/ guide will be carrying all the essentials equipment with first aid kit for safety reasons in the mountain; Note: we would like you to take some of your own personal mediation kits on this trek if you have ones. However, in the emergency case scenarios due to any circumstances, if our clients have any trouble with mountain sickness or any unforeseen circumstances then we will always be standing by to send a rescue helicopter to bring our clients back to lower places or Kathmandu, So this is why Travel insurance is mandatory for the safety guide positions to any treks in Nepal. 

Passport and Visa

Traveling to Nepal is very easy for any travelers from all over the world, All the travelers have required a visa except for Chinese and Indian tourists, getting Visa for NEPAL  is also very easy, you can get On AN ARRIVAL VISA at Tribhuvan international airport in Kathmandu arrival. Nonetheless, you need to enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter Nepal.

Visa Fees, forgetting the visa process of tourists there is a certain charge you need to be faced for Nepal, it's around 40 USD as visa application fees for 30 days tourist visa to the forefingers except for Chinese and Indian people. For those tourists who have Indian and Chinese passports then you will get a free visa to enter Nepal.

Extra personal expenses

This trek is fully covered with your meals, essential trekking permits, guide, transportation, accommodations on a trek, etc, the foods (Lunch, Breakfast, and Dinner), the foods will be served as per package program and besides that, any personal and Barbier bills would be extra. We would usually recommend our clients to hold USD5 to10 per day for the personal expenses to use on the trek, Just in case if you use the laundry, battery, Phone cell, or drinking stuff.

Travel Insurance for the ABC trek

For Safety reasons, Travel insurance is very important for any travelers to trek in the mountains, Getting travel insurance is easy online, we do not sell it but we will be happy to recommend reliable compressive travel insurance that covers things like emergency helicopter rescue, medical evacuations expense it will be assisted protection tour to cover personal injury, repatriation expenses, and any kind of possibility illness will be covered. 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, it's like security on which you can rely and enjoy your trip without any worries.

Packing Lists

Trekking with a good fit of equipment makes your trek more comfortable without any fears. However, we have sorted out some of the most common and handy peace of gears that are recommended to carry,

  • A few pairs of Thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket
  • Windcheater: waterproof shell jacket one pair
  • Down jacket: It will be provided by the company if you do not have your own)
  • Comfortable Fleece, wool trousers
  • Trekking pants: at least 2 pairs
  • Mittens, woolen gloves
  • Warm Hiking socks
  • Trekking sue with spare laces
  • Pair of flip flop
  • Underwears & Swiming costume
  • Hiking Cotton trousers, t-shirts
  • Sun hat, scarf
  • Sunglasses
  • Sleeping bag: ( It will be provided by the company if you do not have your own)
  • Day backpack 
  • Small lock for the day backpack
  • Reusable water bottles: 2 letters
  • Water purification tablets, 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

All above the lists of gears can easily buy in Kathmandu on arrival, Kathmandu has a few gears door shops as they offer a good price for the trekker, the different quality from low to the high range are available!

Responsible tourism

Trekking in Annapurna with a local guide is awesome, Our experienced field leaders strongly believe that we all are equally responsible to act in favor of the local culture and environment while trekking. We would like all our valuable clients to follow the important role of following rules at least,

  • 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.

Here, we ART involved in the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organize eco-friendly trips that teach to make the sustainable positive environmentally sensitivity of both travelers and communities.

Transportations

The travelers can get the good advantage of transportation from us as we provide a free airport pick up on arrival and drop off at departure, as well as we have a free offer for Kathmandu to Pokhara and back from Pokhara to Kathmandu by comfortable tourist bus. Besides that, Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu has a daily flight by airplane which costs around 128-123 USD per person for one way, the flight arrangements will be happily done bu at extra cost at your preferences.

Note: On your arrival, you will be warmly welcomed by our airport representative with the traditional flower or Khata then you will be reassigned to the respective Hotel. Similarly, we will also provide private vehicles for the city tour like Kathmandu valley sightseeing, Nagarkot Sunrise view tour, or any others in Nepal on request.

Booking and payment proceed

Alpine Ramble Treks is fully registered and authorized by the Nepal government, the company registered number is 178805/074/075. We are also associated with various local and international tourism associations, booking any treks with us is fully safe and secured, therefore, any adventure interested persons are heartily welcomed to be booked and be part of our ART family community, we always treat you as family members while traveling with us as we called mountain family, home away from home with us!

To process a trip booking with us, you're required to deposit only 10 percent of the full payment in advance in order to confirm the trip, your deposit helps to make 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 booking

The last-minute trip booking is possible and it can be made by any of you through Online Booking or sending an email, message, Whatsapp, or by calling. The last-minute booking should be at least a day before the trip gets started (Any dates are welcome to choose and it's guaranteed) and the full payment should be made for the last-minute booking ones. Meanwhile, the last-minute booking for Bhutan and Tibet tours is not acceptable.

We look forward to experiencing this trip with you in the land of the majestic mountains, and the place of Lord Gautama Buddha, Namaste, and see you here!

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 season to travel Nepal is Autumn (September, October & November) & Spring (March, April & May). 

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 have been leading many successfully solo female trip 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 to buy travel insurance before you travel to Nepal, it’s easy and better to purchase the travel insurance in your own country.

Yes, Almost every teahouse have Wifi  Facility on extra Cost in the trek. 

Yes, hot shower will be prepared by the gas shower at your own expenses. normally, we wouldn't prefer to take shower above the 4000 meters hight because of cold situation. 

Yes, upon arrival at Kathmandu then you will get money exchangers and ATM at airport and city area like Thamel, where you could exchange the money in better rates and take enough Nepalese cash by ATM services however as you need.

 Yes, some tea houses available  Laundry services but not everywhere,

You could use the credit card only in cities areas of Nepal, in the mountain areas you can only use the cash and some places they will be accepted accept dollars, Euros, and pounds as well.

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 staffs. 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-sized of a daypack where you could put your personal belongings items, 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, Resturant, 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 verities of local and western kind 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 Mountain, we provide standard breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided. 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 local lodge and shop en route or you can also ask your guide to fill your water bottle with boiled water and treat 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 Trekks- it's all are included on our package program.

Not at all, your meals will be including for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with a cup of hot drink during the trek in mountain 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 be easily stored your luggage at our hotel or office. 

Annapurna base camp elevation is 4130 meters 

Reviews

  • Fat s - April 08, 2020

    I am very grateful to have found the Alpine Ramble team to arrange this trek for me. Dil has been in touch with me before and during my stay in Nepal. I never have to worry about anything from the time I landed in Kathmandu. They treated me as a family and made me feel safe and taken care of. When I didn’t felt good in the middle of the night, Dil came rushing and brought me to the hospital to make sure I am okay before the trekking without any cost. The team will extend way above beyond what a regular tour agency can offer and I would definitely recommend this team especially if you are a solo traveler. They will not hard sell and take advantage but they will only recommend you some options based on their expertise.

    The team is also flexible and understandable. My guide Krishna and porter Lucas are my brothers during the trek and they have arranged the best logging and let me choose which food I want to eat. They would brief me on our timeline every now and then. Krishna will be the one leading the way and heading the team and Lucas acts as a sweeper to make sure I am never left alone at the trail. Meaning I am guarded. There was never a time I felt unsafe.

    I had a great dinner and they showed us their cultural dances when we arrived in Kathmandu. I look forward to working with them again on my next visit to Nepal.

  • Rosie Cotterill - February 06, 2020

    My boyfriend and I completed the 5 day Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trek in early June 2019 and we had just the best time.

    From the moment we sent our first enquiry to Alpine Ramble we knew we were in safe hands as Dil (the owner) responded to us immediately and answered all our questions quickly and fully.

    From that moment on we were well looked after. ART picked us up from the airport (and greeted us with marigold garlands which was a lovely touch), they also came to our hotel to talk us through the itinerary and lent us sleeping bags and a waterproof duffel bag for the trek.

    ART arranged everything for us: transport from Kathmandu to Pokhara, permits, food, accommodation and they even let us change our return date so we were able to spend some extra time exploring Pokhara and then moving on to Chitwan. They were so flexible and helpful which made everything so easy for us.

    Our guide Laxman and porter Samir were very kind, knowledgeable, and they went out of their way to make sure we were happy, comfortable and always having a great time (including singing songs for us during some of the harder parts of the trek).

    I couldn’t recommend ART strongly enough. They were brilliant and we will definitely use them again if we return to Nepal in the future.

  • Frances W - November 06, 2019

    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 guides 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!

  • Magda - September 25, 2019

    Are You dreaming of going to Nepal and go for some great trek? You don't have company or any idea how to organise Yourself? I strongly recommend You trek with AR. Fisrt of all Dil and his Team will welcome You warmly and pick up from the airport. Will spend time with You to discous any details and clear Your doubts. Finally You will attend a trek with a professional and experience guide and porter, if need! I've done my Trek to ABC and I am extremely happy for all - company and care I've got from my Team.I had pleasure to trek with one of most experienced Guides - Dilman and Saugat. Their knowledge and situations awarnes are pricles. Dilman it's ready to advise in any point of time and share his knowledge. Saugat was extremely helpful and took care of me in a way I don't need to worry about anything. He was always ready whenever I need something. It made my trek very comfortable experience. We also trek with Addit, as he was helping with carrying stuff (strong and fast I would say :). Apart of experience and professionalism, they just grow up in place we trek and they know every corner. And most important is..we had a lot of fun :) on the way! Guys create a great athmosphere. We became a friend's and trek was a pleasure (even if we get wet in the rain hehe). I enjoyed everyday of our trip!I felt safe and in good hands. Whenever possible, Dil was in touch with me and give a planty of his time to make sure my trip it's great and safe.Definitely would come back to Nepal and do other activities with Alpine Ramble Treks. Thanks You for taking care of me. Namaste.

  • Fred maxhart - September 18, 2019

    From the minute we were welcomed at Kathmadu airport with marigold garlands to the farewell meal at the end of our trip we had an excellent experience with Alpine Ramble.

    Prior to arriving all of our queries were promptly answered with plenty of information and Dil the owner, our guide and our porter all met us beforehand in person to make sure we had all the information we needed and felt ready for our trip.

    The trip itself was fantastic, with stunning views and our guide (Laxman) and porter (Samir) doing everything they could to make the trek as enjoyable as possible.

    Even after we had finished the trek Alpine Ramble helped us organise a further trip to Chitwan and arranged a farewell dinner for us before we left Nepal.

    We've only got good things to say about the service, hospitality and value for money we got on this trip and would thoroughly recommend Dil, Laxman and the Alpine ramble team to anyone looking for an adventure in Nepal.