Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Nepal Eco Adventure - 7 days
- Annapurna Base Camp Trek
- 7 days / 6 nights
- Max. group: 10 Persons
- Difficulty: Easy
> Annapurna Base Camp accelerated
> Includes Machhapuchhre Base Camp
> Excludes Poon Hill
> Includes flight Kathmandu – Pokhara
If you are short in time and you already have enjoyed some experience trekking in the Himalayas, then this accelerated version of the Annapurna Base Camp trek is your choice. Although it leaves out highlights like Poon Hill and the views of the Dhaulagiri range, there is still plenty to enjoy. If you have already done a Poon Hill trek and have always wondered what else there is to discover, then this 7-day ABC-trek is also your match.
Skipping the Dhaulagiri mountain range doesn’t mean there are no other mountains to enjoy. The trail to Annapurna Base Camp gets you eye in eye with giants like Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, Hiuchuli, Singachuli, Tharou Chuli, Annapurna III, Gandawva Chuli and others. If you want to enjoy this trekking to the max, previous experience trekking in the Himalayas is a must. Let’s go!
What's the plan?
Day 01 – Flight Kathmandu – Pokhara and trek to Chhomrong
In the early morning, you will be picked up from accommodation in Kathmandu and taken to the airport. Your flight to Pokhara will take approximately 25 minutes and includes excellent sceneries. One you arrive in Pokhara, you will be taken straight to Siwai. Here we start hiking to Chhomrong. The trek of around three hours will be rewarded with beautiful views and a comforting stay at a teahouse.
Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 02 – Trek to Himalaya
Today will be a strenuous as we will trek to Himalaya. Dropping down to the river Chhomrung Khola and then ascending towards Khuldighar, where there used to be an Annapurna Conservation Check Post. The trek to the teahouse in Himalaya will all in all take around 7 hours.
Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 03 – Trek to Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchhre Base Camp
Straight after breakfast we continue our trek to ABC. We start by mounting Deurali and heading towards Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC). We are now reaching the Annapurna Sanctuary and we find ourselves surrounded by the most beautiful mountains. Another two hours to go to reach your destination: Annapurna Base Camp. Well done!
Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 04 – Trek to Sinuwa
In the morning, we will continue our trek down to the beautiful Himalaya village of Sinuwa. It will take us around 4-5 hours to get there. We first descend mostly until we trek further. We will walk through the forests for a while and then follow the trail.
Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 05 – Trek to Jhinu Danda
In the morning we will hike to reach Jhinu Danda. We will make a gradual ascent to Sinuwa. From Sinuwa, following the stone steps to Chomrong will be downhill and then uphill walk. We will climb up thousand stone steps to reach Upper Chhomrong. Then, we will slowly descend to Jhinu Danda. This village is famous for its hot springs, which you can use to get the strain of your muscles.
Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 06 – Trek to Siwai and drive to Pokhara
Today is already the last day of your adventure. We will hike to Siwai, where you started a few days ago. Our final trek will take about 5 hours and the drive back to Pokhara will take two hours. In Phokara you are booked in a hotel. You will have the chance to relax and enjoy the city of your own accord.
Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 07 – Fly back to Kathmandu
Early in the morning you fly back to Kathmandu. Enjoy the views again, reflect and make new plans. See you next time!
√ Pick up and transfer to and from airport
Your trekking companies able to pick you up from your hotel and return you after the trekking. If you need a transfer to and from the airport in Kathmandu, then this can also be organized.
√ Flights Kathmandu – Phokara
Your package includes the scenic domestic flights and airport taxes.
√ Hotel in Phokara
During the last night of your trekking, a hotel stay in Pokhara is arranged.
√ Staying in Guest- or Teahouses during the trek
During the trek, we stay in lodges or teahouses. These are simple in nature, but fully equipped. Do not expect too much luxury.
√ English speaking guide and a porter
One porter per two trekkers. This way you don’t have to carry your complete equipment yourself. The guide speaks English.
√ Salary, food, insurance, and accommodation for guide and porter
The total amount covers not only your own basics, but also those of your guide and porter. No unpleasant surprises.
√ Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are prepared during the trek. The meals are basic, but will give you enough energy for your appetite. Fruit is also available after each meal.
√ Coffee and Tea
Coffee and tea are also organized by the trekking company. Every morning fresh coffee and tea are made. There are scheduled breaks to enjoy this.
√ Permit and TIMS
The total amount includes costs for the permit. This also applies to the TIMS Card, to the Trekkers Information Management System.
√ Down Jacket and Sleeping Bags
In order to pull in the Himalayas as prepared as possible, it is important to bring a good down jacket and sleeping bag. These are provided by your trekking company.
√ Cap, T-Shirt & Roadmap
We also have a cap, t-shirt, and a roadmap for you. Not only are they ideal for trekking, but they are also beautiful souvenirs.
√ Assistant Guide for a Group of over 6 People
If your group is larger than 6 people, we will take an extra assistant guide with you to support you.
√ Altitude Sickness & First Aid Kit
The guides carry an altitude sickness kit to monitor your pulse rate, oxygen saturation, and heart rate twice a day (very useful for monitoring the symptoms of altitude sickness (AMS) at altitude).
√ Helicopter Service in Emergencies
Check whether this is reimbursed by your travel insurance and otherwise take out a supplementary travel insurance package for this.
× Visa for Nepal
Your trekking company will not take responsibility for the travel visa for Nepal. This should be organized by yourself. Contact your local Nepalese embassy for the latest visa information.
× Flights to and from Nepal
The total amount is also exclusive of flights to and from Nepal. To get an idea of which airlines are flying on Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), have a look at the website.
× Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast
Before and after the trek you have to take care of your own accommodation.
× Personal expenses
All personal expenses such as drinks at the bar, washing and other similar expenses are for your own account.
× Travel Insurance Including Repatriation
Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. It is important that your travel insurance also covers adventures at a high altitude. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before you travel to Nepal.
Tips for guides and porters are exclusive. You decide what you want to tip, but be generous and read our blog post about tipping when you are planning to go trekking in Nepal.
× Desserts, Hot Shower, Hot Water, Mineral Water and Wi-Fi
Certain luxuries such as desserts, a hot shower, hot running water, bottles of mineral water and Wi-Fi should be missed during a typical trek in the Himalayas. The water we encounter along the way is drinkable and is heated or boiled by us.
During the trek we stay in lodges or teahouses. The teahouses are basic of nature. Some of them have a squatter toilet, while others provide a western style alternative . Showers do not always have hot water and most tea houses charge for the use of hot water. Some teahouses have access to the internet, but always at extra charge. Please read our blog about the teahouses in Nepal.
Safety is of the utmost importance to us. That is why this is an area in which we simply do not compromise when it comes to keeping the cost of our trekkings low. Our guides have been selected on the basis of their technical competence, proven safety performance, impeccable judgment, friendly attitude and ability to provide useful and expert instructions. They are also very professional and well trained in first aid and personal protection equipment. First aid kits are available on all treks. In addition, the routes are ideally designed to give you enough time to acclimatize.
While the intention is to stick to the described route, a certain degree of flexibility is built in. In some cases it may be necessary to change the route here and there. The mountains are full of surprises, and the weather in the Himalayas is unpredictable. The guides continuously carry out risk assessments throughout the expedition. It is therefore best to plan a number of extra days in Nepal for possible unforeseen circumstances. Read all about altitude sickness here.
Do you make it to your destinations as planned? Often this depends on the unpredictable weather in the mountains. However, it can also depend on your own physical condition.
Do you like walking, have you done trekking at altitude more often and do you sport twice a week on average? With a little extra training, you’ll soon be ready for this beautiful trekking in the Nepalese Himalayas.
Is this the first time that you are trekking at altitude? Make sure you are well prepared. This is important for your safety, but also for that of your team. Make sure you start six months in advance with an hour’s walk twice a week. Read this blog post and get fit for trekking in Nepal.
Trekking in Nepal requires decent gear. Especially the basics like an 80-90l backpack and quality trekking socks. Read an extensive blog here about what to bring with you.
– Travel insurance
– Boarding passes for flights
– 2 passport photos
– Driving License
– Dollars in cash
– Credit card (make sure you have $500 available on your card
in case evacuation by helicopter is required)
– Sleeping bag
– Extra sleeping bag lining
– Mountain shoes: 3 or 4 season lightweight
– Slippers or sandals for the city
– Aircraft shoes (optional)
– Make sure you have non-cotton clothing for during the trek
– 2 t-shirts with underlayer (e.g. running t-shirts)
– Fleece / softshell jacket
– Waterproof jacket
– Down jacket for warmth
– Travel and citywear
– Trousers for underlayer (optional)
– Waterproof pants
– Trekking pants
– Trekking shorts (optional)
– 2 thick trekking socks
– Lightweight and breathable trekking socks
– Gloves and woolen hat
– One backpack: 35 liters
– A duffel bag or backpack with straps to go over your back (Max 8kg weight for the porters to carry)
– Drybag or waterproof cover for your backpack
– Water bottle/thermos: at least 2 litres.
– Personal medication
– Inhaler, blister plasters, etc.
– General toiletries, contact lenses, spectacles (if necessary)
– Headlight, travel adapter, phone & charger
– Lip balm
– MP3/Music and headphones
– Hand disinfectant, biodegradable wet wipes
Nepal Eco Adventure
Nepal Eco Adventure
Nepal Eco Adventure has office in the heart of Kathmandu, Nepal’s most touristic city. Nepal Eco Adventure makes everything possible for its customer satisfaction. Nepal Eco Adventure is a team of experts with the greatest possible amount of experience.
Nepal Eco Adventure serves its customers by offering various attractions in Nepal and thus also provides them with more information about Nepal and its culture. Our manager is also a trekking guide in Nepal, so the whole company exudes the culture of trekking.
We build on experience and invaluable local expertise in the Nepalese Himalayas. Our thorough knowledge of trekking, experienced hikers and tour guides, the ties with TAAN, Nepal Tourism Board, RastraBank Nepal and Company Registration Centre Nepal are the most important points that make your trip perfect, safe and enjoyable.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Salpratchelt, United Kingdom, 27.01.2018
“We originally chose Nepal Eco Adventure from the great reviews on Trip Advisor but then also had a personal recommendation from a friend. We were VERY happy with our choice as Chhatra was as responsive and communicative as we could have possibly hoped and also very flexible when we wanted to change our plans at the end to go to Chitwan directly from Pokhara. We’d also been recommended a guide Phinju and were delighted when he was available to take us on our amazing trek to Annapurna Base Camp. Phinju was so great, he made it really good fun and we felt totally safe and well looked after the whole time. Our two lovely, strong porters Sila and Lakpu were always so cheerful (despite their heavy loads!) that we felt we had a fantastic team supporting us and were able to enjoy the magnificent scenery at our own pace. Thank you so much!!!”
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have read our blog post about the best time for trekking in Nepal, you will know that every season in Nepal is suitable for trekking. However, in certain times of the year the one area of Nepal is more favorable than the other. Most people who go trekking in the Everest region and Gokyo Valley do so from March till the beginning of June and from September till the end of December. The Annapurna Region is best enjoyed in March to May and from October all the way to December. Just like Everest, you can trek in Annapurna all year round. The same seasons are most popular when talking the Manaslu Circuit and the Langtang Valley. The Upper Mustang is your choice during the Monsoon season when the rest of the country gets more rainfall. The Upper Dolpo is perfect most of the year, especially from March all the way to November.
Bookatrekking.com strives to only work with providers who treat porters in a fair manner. Without porters, there is no trekking in Nepal. They are the heart and soul of your adventure and they every day carry part of your gear. Bookatrekking.com always tries to find a balance between an affordable trekking adventure and the fair treatment of porters.
Porters are partly dependent on tipping. The cheaper your trekking, the more likely it is that the salary for porters is low. In any case, this must be compensated with tipping. It is an unwritten law in the Himalayas. On your way to Annapurna Base Camp you will notice that the amount of tipping is a hot topic. At the end of the trek there is an opportunity to give tips. The rule of thumb is to count 10 to 15% of the total amount of the trek. This can be divided into 60-40. The 60% of the amount goes to the guide and 40% is for the porter(s).
Currency and Payment Methods
We recommend you to bring US dollars or euros to pay for your visa, further travel and other costs. It is easiest to travel in Nepal with US dollars. Nepal has reasonable banking facilities with branches of a number of international local commercial banks. Credit cards such as Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted. ATMs can be found everywhere in Kathmandu and Pokhara. There are ATMs in larger cities during the hikes. However, it is a good idea to bring enough money from Kathmandu or Pokhara as in Nepal you never know if the ATMs will work.
Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu you can get a tourist visa. USD 25 for 15 days from the date of issue, USD 40 for 30 days and USD 100 for 90 days tourist visa. You need two passport photos. You can apply for an online visa here.
No immunizations are required vsiting Nepal, but it’s always worth checking which vaccinations are recommended and check you are up-to-date with all your boosters.
Although you can get vaccinations in Kathmandu, it’s generally better (and often cheaper) to get them before your trip. Either way, it’s always worth consulting with your local doctor or nurse for up-to-date travel and inoculation advice at least 6 weeks before your planned departure date.
The main recommended vaccinations for Nepal are Hepatitis A, Typhoid, and Meningitis. Boosters are also recommended for Tetanus, Polio, Mumps, and Measles.Depending on your travel plans, you may also consider inoculations against Japanese Encephalitis, Hepatitis B, and Rabies. This is especially important if you have young children, plan to stay for an extended period of time, working in health care, or visiting rural areas and the lowlands of the Terai Region.
How To Book
How does it work?
On Bookatrekking.com you can find and compare the adventures of your dreams. Is this trekking adventure your match? In that case you can proceed to booking. At Bookatrekking.com you make a deposit of 15% of the total amount. You pay the remaining amount on location prior to the trek directly to the trekking company.
Bookatrekking.com uses only the safest payment methods. Once your booking has been received, your place is reserved, your place is safe and you can look forward to your chosen trekking.
After you have made your booking, you will receive an e-mail confirmation with all necessary information and the contact details of the trekking company. If you have any questions or if you want to clarify something, you can obtain information directly from the right person. Of course, you can also always ask us your question. Send us an e-mail on email@example.com
The trekking company will also receive your details and can therefore always contact you and provide you with extra information.
You wish you didn’t have to, but there is no other way: You find yourself having to cancel your plans. In this case, you lose your deposit, but since you haven’t paid the large sum yet, you at least save that. Please do let us know if you cannot make it. A no-show can be a small disaster for your trekking provider, who did its best to block your dates. View our complete cancellation policy here.
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