**For Indian Citizens Only.Pokhara | Nepal Private Departure 'Fixed departures' are assured departures that will start on the given date as per the given itinerary.
Early morning after breakfast, we will travel to Pokhara via Prithvi Highway. The scenic bus ride will be around 6-7 hours long. We can see western Himalayas on our way. Beautiful but tiring bus ride to the beautiful valley of Pokhara, it is our gateway to the mountains. We can explore around this beautiful lake city in the night or go boating in the grand Phewa Lake. We will spend the night at the hotel in Pokhara.
On the 2nd day, our actual trek will begin. We will drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. It takes around 2 hours. We will hike to Hile (from there the view of beautiful villages, hills and mountains will be gratifying and refreshing. Hike to Hile will take around 3-4 hours. We will walk around the bank of the Modi Khola.On reaching there, we will have dinner and spend the night at a local guesthouse.
After breakfast, early morning we will hike to reach Ghorepani. We will hike through Tikhedhunga (1,577m) and Ulleri (2,070m). At Ulleri, you will be able to witness the exquisite culture of the Magar people. We will walk through the beautiful oak and rhododendron forests to reach the small village called Banthanti (2,250m). After walking for a few hours uphill from there, we reach picturesque Ghorepani (2,840m) where we will spend the night at a teahouse.
Very early in the morning we will hike to reach the beautiful Poonhill (3,210m). Poonhill is famous as the best viewpoint of the grand Annapurna region. The sunrise from here is truly splendid. The view of sunlight pouring into the panoramic mountains such as Annapurna and Dhaulagiri truly is heaven on earth. After spending an hour or two at Poonhill, we will hike down to Ghorepani. After a nourishing breakfast there, we will continue our climb along the ridges through pine and rhododendron forests. It will bring us to Deurali (2,690m). A short incline from there will bring us to our destination for today, Tadapani (2,610m). We will stay overnight in a guesthouse after dinner.
Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrung (2,140m) will take around five hours. Walking down the beautiful rhododendron forests, we will reach a traditional village of Gurungs. Here, you will be able to see the lifestyle and culture of the Gurungs. From here, the trail becomes relatively easy. From there, we will continue our trek to Chhomrung (2,140m). We will stay the night at a local guesthouse.
In the morning, we will continue our trek to our next destination, beautiful village of Dovan. It will take us around 5-6 hours to reach there. Our trail first drops down the river Chhomrung Khola and then elevates through Khuldighar. Here, in the past used to be Annapurna Conservation Area Check Post. We will walk through the forests for a while and then follow the trail steeply downhill towards the bottom of the gorge, Dovan. We will be staying at a local guest house for the night.
After breakfast, we will continue our mount up to Deurali (3,230m) first. It will take us about 4 hours. After a brisk break, we will again continue our trek to reach our destination Annapurna Base Camp (4,131m). It will take a total of five hours to reach our destination. We will walk along the Machhapuchhre Base Camp to reach there. Also known as Annapurna Sanctuary, this place is guarded by mountains in all directions. Annapurna Base Camp is two hours walk from there. On reaching Annapurna Base Camp, you will be granted a truly overwhelming view of the Himalayas, after witnessing a superb sunset in the Himalayas, we will spend the night at a local guest house.
After spending some unforgettable hours with the mountains, we will hike down to beautiful Bamboo. It is around a 6 hours walk. We will return following the same trail. Our trail drops by around 1,700m along the bank of Modi Khola to Bamboo at 2,345m. On reaching bamboo, we can go for a short exploration of the place. We will spend the night in a local guesthouse.
In the morning we will hike to reach Jhinu Danda. We will make a steep ascent to Kuldi Ghar. From there to Sinuwa, and following the stone steps to Lower Chomrong. Then we will climb up thousand stone steps to reach Upper Chhomrong. Then, we will descend through the steep trail to Jhinu Danda. You can enjoy yourself in the natural hot springs 20 minutes away from Jhinu Danda. We will spend the night in a local guesthouse.
Pothana lies at a height of 2,100m. Pothana boasts views of the myriad of spellbinding mountains and hills. It will take us around 6 hours to reach this scenic village of Pothana. On, reaching Pothana we can go for a short exploration. We can explore the traditional villages or watch the sunset in the mountains. We will spend the night at a local guesthouse.
It’s around a 6 hour hike down to Phedi. Phedi lies at an altitude of around 1,500m on average. We will now leave the snow capped mountains in the background as we hike down to Phedi. After reaching our destination, we will take a short refreshing break and drive to the lake city of Pokhara to spend the night.
After breakfast, we will travel to the capital via Prithvi Highway. Once again the scenic bus ride will keep you refreshed throughout the journey. On reaching Kathmandu, you can once roam around this vibrant city and buy gifts and souvenirs to take back home.
Nepal Eco Adventure, a leading trekking and tour operating company based in Kathmandu, Nepal, has operated approximately 4500 trekking trips, taking around 25000 hikers from 100 different countries, in 200 different trekking routes across Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet.
In Nepal, it conducts fixed departure as well as custom trips in the three popular regions: Annapurna region, Everest region and the Langtang region. Other than trekking adventures, it also specializes in organizing peak climbing expeditions, jungle safaris, rafting tours, as well as cultural and city tours.
The company was founded by Chhatra Karki in 2013 July. Nepal Eco Adventure has 7 full time personnel and 60 guides and trek leaders. Most of the company's employees have been guides and porters and are adventure lovers themselves, and they would often accompany the trekking party. The company's goal is to provide world class guiding and trek operating service at an affordable price while maintaining the motto of "Travel with the locals".
Nepal Eco Adventure is affiliated with Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Mountaineering Association of Nepal(NMA) and Nepal Rastra Bank Nepal. It's registered address is Thamel, Kathmandu,Nepal.
*for 15 pax
**For Indian Citizens Only.
This outstanding excursion is one of the easier, shorter treks available in the Himalayas, but it still promises spectacular views. Along the way, you’ll learn about and interact with diverse ethnic populations, such as the Gurung people. This trek also offers a breadth of landscapes, including rhododendron forests, glacial lakes, and sprawling meadows.
The Annapurna Base Camp trek does not require a guide, but you are more than welcome to hire one or book through a touring company. This is still a high-altitude hike and all trekkers are encouraged to bring medicine and make the journey relatively slowly, especially after passing through Chomrong. Permits are required to enter the Annapurna Sanctuary and must be obtained before your trip. Lastly, Nepal requires all international travelers (with the exception of Indian nationals) to present a valid international visa or purchase one at the Kathmandu airport.
Pokhara emergency numbers
- Police: 100
- Tourist Police: 061-462761
- Ambulance: 102
- Charak Hospital: 061535999
- Manipal Teaching Hospital: 061426416
- Nepal Tourism Board: 061465292, 061463029
- Blood Bank: 061521091
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a 67 kilometers long activity. From Pokhara to reaching the ABC and returning to Pokhara, the entire activity roughly takes around ten days.
Trekking is an activity that comes with inherent risks and dangers. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek has a moderate-difficulty level. It is ideal for both intermediate and seasoned trekkers, provided they have the requisite levels of fitness and training. A prior experience of a high-altitude Himalayan expedition can be a bonus.
The Annapurna Base Camp and the Everest Base Camp treks are two utterly different adventure activities. Yes, both of them take place in the Nepalese Himalayas and are considered two of the classic activities to pursue in the Himalayas. Both of them are rated moderate-difficult and are tea-house treks.
However, they are different in many aspects. The geographical location in which these two treks occur, the starting point of the trek, number of days required to complete the trek, maximum elevation, and modes of transportation differ.
The hike to the Annapurna Base Camp will not burn a hole in your pocket. Some of the standard costs that get included are the ACAP permit cost (approximately 30 USD for foreigners and 1.7-2 USD for SAARC nationals) and the TIMS Card cost (17 USD/15 EUR). The entire trekking cost can be rounded off between 700 USD/600 EUR to 1000 USD/900 EUR. Still, you should do considerable research and contact affordable travel and tourism companies if you are willing to travel on a stricter budget.
The best time to visit the Annapurna Base Camp depends on the purpose that motivates you to do the trek. The primary trekking seasons are the pre-Monsoon/Spring and the post-monsoon/Autumn, as you can get the best views during these times.
The pre-Monsoon season spans from March to May. However, April is considered to be the best month for trekking during this season because of low-humidity and pleasant weather. If natural Himalayan beauty and enjoying the calmness and peace offered by the Annapurna sanctuary are your primary targets, then you should concentrate on trekking during the end of May. However, the skies could turn cloudy, and there could be sudden downpours.
The post-Monsoon season spans from September to November. October is unarguably the best time to trek to Annapurna Base Camp. Because the skies become clearer, the weather is pleasant, and an optimum range of temperature dominates the season. You can get the most spectacular views of the Himalayas during this season.
If you wish to visit the Annapurna Base Camp and tread across snow-filled, empty trails, you can participate in this activity in January. The temperature will be drastically low, between -10 degrees Celsius to -15 degrees Celsius, and you should be well prepared.
The Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the classic treks in the Nepalese Himalayas. Since several new and upcoming adventures take you across less-beaten trails, some question the Annapurna Base Camp trek’s worthiness and the value it offers.
But according to the experts, the Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the best high-altitude expeditions in the world. It takes you across one of the most extensive global mountain systems- the Annapurna Massif and enables you to appreciate the beauty of the stunning Himalayan peaks. Though much construction work is happening and new trails are outlined, the Annapurna Base Camp trek has retained its charm as one of those fabled activities to indulge in.
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is 67 kilometers long. If you are reasonably fit, it will take you five days to hike to the Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 m) from Pokhara (820 m), walking 6 to 7 hours daily on average. However, you should keep an extra day within your trek itinerary to compensate for any unfavorable weather conditions.
No, officially there is no age limit to do the Annapurna Base Camp trek. However, you should be reasonably fit both physically and mentally. Children, less than seven/eight years of age are not advised for the trek. If you are taking a child below ten years of age along with you, ensure that he is reasonably fit. Try to keep the trekking itinerary light and relaxed to accommodate for their shortage of strength, pace, and endurance.
Travel insurance is mandatory when you go hiking in Nepal, not just the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. It is essential to insure yourself against accidents, injuries, and illnesses. You should be careful to insure yourself entirely during the entire duration of the trip. You should also ensure that every activity, excursion, and destination that comes under your trip activity is insured. Your insurance coverage must include helicopter evacuation and repatriation costs, apart from the regular coverages against cancellation and medical expenses.
During the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, you will have to stay overnight at Pokhara, Ghandruk, Sinuwa, Deurali, ABC, Bamboo, and Jhinu Danda. You will get a hotel or a stellar guest house at Pokhara. But the rest of the places where you will stay overnight are Nepalese villages at high altitudes. At the ABC, you will just find a small group of lodges. Therefore, the only kind of accommodation that you will get here is the fascinating tea-houses. These tea-houses are humble dwellings of the local villagers who provide you with accommodation and food to stay during the trek. They are present across your trekking trails.
The staple food is dal-bhaat (a concoction of rice cooked with lentils). You can also get yak meat curry, momos, and noodles at some of the tea-houses. Some of the tea-houses even offer cheese dumplings made from the local yak milk. Apart from these, you will get a variety of hot and cold drinks, including Buransh/rhododendron juice and the famous Nepalese tea- which will enthuse you throughout your journey. You can also try the local alcoholic beverages like Chhang and Raksi if you want to unwind and relax. You can maintain a daily budget of 25 to 30 USD for your meals, and it will suffice nicely.
Water safety is a massive problem across Nepal, not just the trekking routes. Since drinking water is not readily available during the ABC Trek and becomes immensely costly as you ascend to a higher elevation, you should carry water bottles during your treks and fill them up while staying at the tea-houses. Try not to carry plastic water bottles, and even if you do, bring them back with you after completing the trek. Carry water purification tablets if you have to fill the water bottles from random places or natural sources.
Though it is possible to travel to several places across Nepal without a guide or a porter, it is advisable to hire them before starting the trek from Pokhara. It is all the more critical when you are traveling solo because these people know the trails by heart and protect you against any unprecedented danger. A guide will also educate you about the history of the land and tell you stories about the sites that fall within your trails. A porter is particularly important when you travel with a group since they will help you carry luggage.
You should interview them well before hiring them. However, if a reputed travel and tour operator is arranging for your trek, they will recruit the guide and porter themselves. A porter's daily charge is roughly between 10 to 15 USD, whereas a guide costs approximately 30 USD each day.
Generally, if you are getting sick in between the ABC Trek, it might mean that you are affected by Acute Mountain Sickness or AMS symptoms. You should stay fully hydrated, take the medicines that you are carrying and stop ascending. However, if it gets severe, you must hike down fast and get medical assistance for yourself. For emergencies, your activity insurance should cover for helicopter evacuation.
Pokhara | Nepal
Pokhara | Nepal
Pokhara | Nepal
Pokhara | Nepal
Pokhara | Nepal
Pokhara | Nepal
Pokhara | Nepal