> Explore Phewa Lake in Pokhara
> Stay in the heart of the Annapurna Sanctuary
> Return flights Kathmandu – Pokhara
This version of the Annapurna Base Camp trek is a fast track to reach the foot of the Annapurna Massif. Does that mean you miss out on the highlights? No! The route has a directer approach. You'll pass quaint Gurung villages and big river valleys before reaching higher ground. Obviously the base camp itself is the absolute highlight. Marvel at the world of snow and ice and the high altitude plateau called the Annapurna Sanctuary. You end the trek with a visit to the hot springs in Jhinu Danda before heading back to Pokhara. It's a great place to recover, with the beautiful Phewa Lake and the Himalayas in the background. And the return flight saves you a long drive back to the capital!
If needed, your transfers from and to the airport are included.
All necessary transfers (bus, taxi, flights, etc.) as described in the programme are included.
During the trek, we stay in lodges or teahouses. These are simple in nature, but fully equipped. Do not expect too much luxury.
One porter per two trekkers. This way you don’t have to carry your complete equipment yourself. The guide speaks English.
The total amount covers not only your own basics, but also those of your guide and porter. No unpleasant surprises.
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 are also organized by the trekking company. Every morning fresh coffee and tea are made. There are scheduled breaks to enjoy this.
The total amount includes costs for the permits needed for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. This also applies to the TIMS Card, to the Trekkers Information Management System.
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.
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.
If your group is larger than 6 people, we will take an extra assistant guide with you to support you.
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).
The flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back including airport taxes are included in the total price of this trekking. You are likely to meet more trekkers who do one of the routes in the Annapurna Region.
During your stay in Pokhara, you will stay in a hotel.
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.
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.
Before and after the trek you have to take care of your own accommodation.
All personal expenses such as drinks at the bar, washing and other similar expenses are for your own account.
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. 10% of the total amount is an excellent target price, but the final amount is up to you.
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.