About Trip

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a legendary and a very popular trek because of everything it has to offer it's shortest distance. With a perfect blend of nature and cultural exploration, the route to Annapurna Base Camp passes through tranquil landscapes, warm and welcoming Gurung and Magar villages, blossoming Rhododendron, bamboo, oak and alpine forests.

It gains its popularity from the panoramic views of the Himalayas it provides- Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091 m) Mt. Manaslu (8163 m), Mt. Annapurna II (7937 m.), Mt. Annapurna III (7555 m), Mt. Annapurna IV (7525 m), Mt. Annapurna south (7219 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7041m), Mt. Fishtail also called Mt. Machhapuchhare (6998 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6441 m), Mt. Lamjung Himal (6986m), Tukuche peak (6920 m), and Tilicho peak (7134m).

The locals we will encounter in Annapurna Base Camp Route are of mixed ethnic groups; there are Brahmans, Chhetris, Mongoloid, Gurung, and Magar people fairly distributed among the entire region. However, Gurungs and Magars make up the larger portion of the residents. You must seize this opportunity to explore and learn the culture, tradition and lifestyle of these residents.

The trek also passes through Ghorepani Poon Hill which is known for its sunrise view and mountain vista. The Dhaulagiri range, the Annapurna Range and Mount Machhapuchhre also come to sight from this point. We will also encounter a natural hot spring near Jhinu Danda. Locals believe that the waters have a healing property that eases away your aches and pains.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek starts and ends in Pokhara which is the second biggest city and tourist's haven. It is the perfect place to relax after you conquer the Annapurna Base Camp.This trek is a must experience for all kinds of trekkers.

Come see it for yourself with Sublime Trails!

Trip Highlights

  • Journey to world’s 10th tallest mountain foothill, Mt. Annapurna
  • View of world’s 7th tallest mountain Mt. Dhaulagiri and other more than 20 mountain peaks
  • Machhapuchhre Base Camp
  • Spectacular Sunrise view from Poon Hill (3210 m)
  • Diversified vegetations
  • ACAP or Annapurna Sanctuary
  • Lake City Pokhara
  • Jhinu Hot Spring

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive at the Kathmandu Airport (1345m)
  • Day 02: Orientation and sightseeing around the Kathmandu Valley
  • Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (800 meters)/Optional Flight
  • Day 04: Two hours drive to Nayapul (1050m) and trek to Hile (1400m)
  • Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2840m) From Hile
  • Day 06: Early morning hike up to Poon Hill (3210m) and trek to Tadapani (2675m)
  • Day 07: Trek to Chomrong (2140m) from Tadapani
  • Day 08: Trek to Bamboo (2500m) from Chomrong
  • Day 09: Trek to Deurali (3230m) from Bamboo
  • Day 10: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4170 m) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m) from Deurali
  • Day 11: Trek to Sinuwa (2630m) from ABC
  • Day 12: Trek to Jhinu Danda (hot spring) (1780m) from Sinuwa
  • Day 13: Trek to Nayapul from Jhinu and drive to Pokhara
  • Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu from Pokhara
  • Day 15: Departure from Kathmandu
Detail Itinerary

What’s Included

  • Airport pickup and drop service
  • 3-starred hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Tourist Bus transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back. And also includes the transportation to and from Pokhara to Nayapul
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara and all meals during the trek
  • Two nights Hotel accommodation in Pokhara at B/B Basis
  • Well experienced guide, Assistant guide and Porter for the trek
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project entrance fees, Tims card fee
  • Necessary paperwork with Government of Nepal and Tax department
  • All the necessary insurance for Sublime's crew
  • All the necessary Bus, Car and Jeep Service for the trip
  • Sublime First Aid kit carried by our Guide
  • Sleeping bags and Down jackets on rentals (to be returned to the company after the trip)
  • Salary, equipment, food and accommodation for Sublime’s crew
  • Emergency Evacuation Assistance Service. Although the cost of the Helicopter, Hospital cost and necessary transport are not payable by the company

What’s Excluded

  • Any meal other than breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • Monuments entrance fees.
  • Rescue and travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal injury. We strongly advise you to use your personal travel insurance.
  • Any extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountains (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, cold drinks, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, etc)
  • Any alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks and drinking water during the trip.
  • Any desserts.
  • The Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Tips for Sublime’s crew.

Clothing

  • Down Jacket
  • Waterproof and Windproof Jacket
  • Hiking Socks
  • Light and Comfortable Clothes
  • Flash Dry Shirts
  • Cap or Hat
  • Woollen hat, Gloves, and Scarf
  • Quick Dry Towel
  • Neck Bands

Footwear

  • Hiking Boots
  • Slippers
  • Down shoes

Medication

  • Diamox tablets
  • Water Purifier
  • Blister plasters
  • Diarrhea tablets
  • First Aid Kit
  • Painkillers
  • Isotonic Powder

Gear

  • Hiking Backpack
  • Daypack
  • Trekking Poles
  • Torch
  • Oximeters
  • Polarized sunglasses with UV protection
  • Raincoat
  • Maps
  • Whistle
  • Headphones
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Water Bags/Bottle
  • Backup Battery

Toiletries

  • Sunscreen
  • Moisturizer for face and body
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wet Wipes
  • Tampons/Sanitary Napkins
  • Toothbrush/Paste
  • Travel Shampoo/Body Wash Set
  • Deodorants
  • Sanitizer
  • Talcum Powder
  • Lip moisturizer
  • Small comb
  • Pocket Knives

Snacks

  • There aren't many nutritious or healthy snacks in the retail stores in the mountains. You will find plenty of chocolate bars and other low energy bars and drinks, but again they are very highly priced. Also, you can take coffee mixes, cereal mixes, oatmeals and other energy drink powders that will come very handy during your trek.

Documents

  • Passport
  • Cash
  • Permits
  • Travel Insurance

Rated 5/5 based on 5 reviews
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    Singapore

    Epic Bucket list Trip to ABC!

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    A good friend recommended Sublime Trails after her great experience trekking with them back in May 2017. My Group did a 10 day trek to ABC with Sublime Trails, I’m very happy that everything was very well planned out and they were very flexible with our requests as well. …

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    Singapore

    ABC trek- a 2nd sublime experience

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    My first trek with Ram was 2 years ago for Helambu. Unforgettable. This time, 4 of us from the last trek plus 3 new friends joined the Annapurna Base Camp trek for magnificent views and great company. I was the slowest of the group, and Ram accompanied me throughout and…

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    Australia

    Awesome!!!!

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    Kathmandu has hundreds of travel and trekking companies and as a travelling family (my wife, son and myself) you want someone who's able to cater to all our needs, to be able to consider my 7 year old son and our concerns for him about altitude sickness, to be helpful…

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    Singapore

    Strangers to friends, truly a memorable Annapurna Base Camp trek for all of us!

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    Signed up for the Annapurna Base Camp trek with Sublime Trails after a friend's recommendation as they have experience bringing Singapore JC students for trekking trips. Ram replies very promptly to my emails and multiple questions before the trip. He even came to pick the five of us up personally…

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    Singapore

    Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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    Did the 9 days ABC trek with Sublime Trails and had a really wonderful experience! The boss, Ram, was very welcoming and picked us up from the airport on our day of arrival. He also hosted a farewell dinner for us after we returned from the trek which was really…

Note:

Hotel and Accommodation on Annapurna Trekking:

We provide hotels according to your request and travel plan in Kathmandu. There are numerous choices of hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to luxury five stars. Our AnnapurnaTrek standard package includes 3 stars or similar hotel’s accommodation in Kathmandu. The accommodation in Trekking trail is teahouse or lodges.

Transports used on Annapurna Trekking:

We provide private vehicles (car/bus/jeep) for airport transfers and for sightseeing in Kathmandu. Flight, private transport and shared land vehicle is available on your demand.

Electricity and battery charges on trek:

During Annapurna Trekking there is no problem with the electricity. You can recharge your electric appliances like camera and mobile phones which you have to pay some amount. It depends upon teahouses and some lodges they don’t charge for electricity or battery. It is advised to take spare batteries and power bank as well.

Meals and drinks on Annapurna Trekking:

During trekking you will be given meals as described in itinerary. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided. Normal water is free but we request you to carry water purification pills. You can buy bottled water and boiled water in various teahouses or lodges as well.

Luggage/Bag pack on Annapurna Trekking:

Your luggage will be carried by porters and you can simply carry your back pack. In it you can keep water bottles, camera, jackets, medicines, cream etc. Small trek bag is best for such high altitude trekking. You can deposit your valuables or unnecessary luggage in Kathmandu as well. Domestic carrier allow 15 kg including hand bag and if found overweight then you will have to pay extras.

Guide/Porter on trek:

Trained and government license holder trekking guide will be provided who will handle all the logistics and arrangement of trekking trip. Porter will carry bags of two trekkers and if the group is more than 10 persons then Sherpa or additional guide will be provided.

Group Size, guide and crew member:

Sublime Trails organizes Annapurna Trekking starting from 1 up to 30 pax at once. However, every 10 persons you will be provided a guide. You all will stay in one teahouse but the crew members might be different. 1:10 for guide and 1:2 for porter is used.

Join a fixed date group trek or private departure:

We have Annapurna Trekking package available for both fixed departures date as well as private trekking. If you wish to join the group in our fixed departures then check the dates stated in our website or email us for the dates. You can choose any date for your trekking and we can arrange for momentous trekking in Annapurna region.

Personal expenses on trek:

Personal expenses are at your own hand. Normally Kathmandu is cheaper in comparison to trekking regions. You can buy alcohols, daily goods and meals in Kathmandu. There are many shops, eateries and bars where you can choose and spend some money. If you drink alcohol and wants to do hot shower bath in trekking trails then it would be costly. About 10-15% of your trip cost should be allocated for crew members’ tips. In an average you can enjoy the stay in Nepal at just about 15-25 $ per day luxuriously.

A typical day on trek:

Morning: Packing of bags and Breakfast.

After 4 hours of walking we stop for Lunch.

Short Afternoon walk takes us to destination for afternoon tea.

Explore around the place.

Dinner.

Our meeting in Kathmandu:

Once your trip is confirmed you will have to email us your flight details. Our airport representatives will be at airport with the placard “Sublime Trails” or your own name.

Itinerary and changes on it:

Once the trip plans are confirmed you can’t change the plans. However, you can request for any changes like you want to take trekking only instead of Kathmandu plus Trekking. We are very flexible trekking agency and also we are highly customer oriented. We will be happy to customize your trip.

Trekking guide will analyze the situation during the trekking. Trekkers are requested to heed the instructions of guide. Analyzing the conditions of trail and weather as well as availability of accommodation guides might suggest alternative plans or programs.

Insurance/Rescue/Evacuation:

In case of accidents, sickness and casualty we will transfer you immediately to nearest health facilities. It is highly recommended that you come for trekking in Nepal with genuine travel insurance which covers your helicopter rescue as well.

Trip Extensions:

If you would like to add more days or extend the trip after trekking then we can arrange for your trip of places inside Nepal as well as beyond (Tibet and Bhutan).

Booking and payment:

20% advance payment is required in order to guarantee your booking. The advance payment is non refundable. You should send us passport copy and flight details. You can pay to us through bank transfer, credit card or any modes of payment suitable for you you then we will forward the detail for payment.