Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek - 7 Days

Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek - 7 Days
Trip Facts
Destination Nepal
Activity Annapurna Trek
Accomodation Hotel in Pokhara and Hotel/Lodge/Tea House during the trek
Region Annapurna Region
Distance 110km / 68Miles
Start / End point Pokhara / Pokhara
Duration 7 Days
Max. Altitude 4,130m at Annapurna Base Camp
Meals Included Breakfast in Pokhara Hotel and all Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek
Group size 2 - 6
Nature of Trek Lodge to Lodge Trekking
Best Season Feb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec.
Trip Code dwt 12
Activity Per Day Approx. 4-6 hrs walking
Transportation Kathmandu- Pokhara-Kathmandu by Tourist Bus, Pokhara - Kimche, Ghandruk Phedi - Pokhara by Private Transportation
Grade Difficult

Annapurna Base Camp Hike Overview

Annapurna Base Camp short trek is a moderate trek that takes you through lush rhododendron forests past the pristine white water rivers, terraced farms, hot springs, and stunning ethnic Gurung villages to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m). From the trekking trails, you can see glorious snow peaks - including Annapurna ranges, Machhapuchre, Khangsar, Gangapurna, and Hiunchuli.

Highlights of ABC Trek

  • A day in tourist hub Pokhara
  • Visit to Ghandruk Gurung village, Gurung museum and monasteries
  • Annapurna Base Camp (4130m)
  • Relaxing hot springs at Jhinu Danda
  • Hiunchuli, Annapurna South Annapurna I ,Khangsar, Kang, Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhare

Benefits of Booking Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek with Discovery World Trekking

  • Free airport arrival and departure transfer to/from Hotel on a private transport
  • Easy booking and reservation system
  • Multi-channel communication (Email, WhatsApp, Facebook, WeChat, Viber, Skype, Zoom) and online trip briefing
  • 24/7 phone communication at +977- 9840055491
  • Easy payment system. 
  • Free excess luggage storage at Discovery World Trekking store during the trek
  • Pulse oximeters for monitoring blood oxygen saturation level at high altitudes to recognize early signs of altitude sickness and other health risks
  • Medical kits
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets arrangement if you do not have your own

Annapurna Base Camp Tour Package

Annapurna Base Camp is one of the most popular tourist attractions on earth. Travel experts - including Lonely Planet, Tripadvisor, and many more recognize Annapurna Base Camp as one of the must-do treks in a lifetime.

Annapurna Base Camp is a diverse trek that passes through ethnic Nepalese villages, lush forests. During the entire trek, you will be rewarded with fantastic mountain views. 

This trek is short, mildly challenging, and is particularly fit for those who don't have as much time but wish to experience the beauty of Nepali mountains and terrain. 

Our trek starts at Kimche, after two hours drive from Pokhara. We follow a trail that takes us through dense rhododendrons and bamboo forests, stunning terraced fields, and suspension bridges to the traditional Gurung villages until we reach Ghandruk - our destination for the first day.

On the second day, we will be walking through lush forests and grass pastures that slowly fade and turn to rocky passes and cliffs until we reach Chomrong. On the way to Chomrong, you can enjoy the views of Annapurna massifs and Machhapuchre (fishtail).

We leave Chomrong the next day and head to Himalaya. You will now notice that your path is gradually ascending as it passes through more rhododendron and bamboo forests. 

On your fourth day, you will reach Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m / 13,550ft), and you will pass Machhapuchre Base Camp as well. The path to Annapurna Base Camp follows Modi Khola glacier valley. From the Annapurna Base Camp, you get overall views of Hiunchuli, Annapurna ranges - including Annapurna I (8,097m / 26,566ft), Khangsar Kang, Gangapurna, and Macchapuchre. We will be staying at Annapurna Base Camp itself for the night.

After spending a night at the Annapurna Base Camp, the descend starts, and it stops at Bamboo on the fifth day of the trek. The following morning, we leave Bamboo and head to Jhinu Danda. Once we reach Jhinu Danda, we will be relaxing in the nearby natural hot springs.

On the last day of the trek, we will trek from Jhinu Danda to Siwa/Ghandruk Phedi, and from there, we will take a drive to Pokhara, where the trip concludes.

Later in the day, Discovery World Trekking hosts a farewell dinner at Kathmandu.

This trek is a shorter version of our 11 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek, which is slightly easier with more stops in between.

This package includes a bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara (approx 200km). For an additional cost, you have the option to take a 20-minute flight to Pokhara or rent a private vehicle. We also request our guests to arrive in Kathmandu before 3 pm one day earlier than the trip departure date for trip briefing. During the trip briefing, we will recheck your essential gear and also provide you with information about the trek. 

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary

  1. day 1

    Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul / Syauli Bazaar / Kimche (1,784m) Trek to Ghandruk (1940m / 6,364ft )

    Itinerary Facts
    Driving hours 2 & ½ hrs
    Trek Distance 8km / 4.9miles
    Highest Altitude 1940m / 6,364ft
    Trek Duration 2 hrs

    The trek normally starts from Pokhara. However, Discovery World Trekking provides a complimentary bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The bus ride lasts for about six hours. You can choose to fly to Pokhara for an extra cost. 

    From Pokhara, we will be driving to Kimche through Nayapul and Syauli Bazaar. The real trekking starts from Kimche and ends at Ghandruk. On the path, you will see incredible mountain terrain, terraced farms, humongous mountains, and subtropical forests.

    Ghandruk village contains numerous Buddhist monasteries and is rich in traditional customs and lifestyles. We will not miss our chance to explore Gurung Museum.  From Ghandruk, we can see the spectacular views of Fishtail, Annapurna South, and the Hiunchuli mountains

    • Overnight stay at Breeze Guest House (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  2. day 2

    Trek from Ghandruk (1940m / 6,364ft ) to Chomrong (2170m / 7,119ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance (9km / 5.5miles)
    Highest Altitude 2170m / 7,119ft
    Trek Duration 4hrs

    After a cup of tea early morning, we hike from Ghandruk through a steep descent to Kimron River and then ascend to reach Chomrong. From the way, you will see stunning views of Annapurna South, Fishtail mountain that look heavenly early in the morning. Chomrong lies on the lap of the mighty Annapurna massif over a hillside. 

    • Overnight stay at Panorama View (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  3. day 3

    Trek from Chomrong (2170m / 7,119ft) to Himalaya (2,890m / 9,425ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 12km / 7.4miles
    Highest Altitude 2,890m / 9,425ft
    Trek Duration 6/7 hrs

    Today, we leave Chomrong, pass through the lush forest on a path paved with stones until we cross Chomrong Khola. Then the path ascends as it passes through deep bamboo and rhododendron forest until we reach Himalaya. 

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Himalayan
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  4. day 4

    Trek from Himalaya (2,890m / 9,425ft) to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,550ft) via Machhapuchchhre Base Camp (3720m)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 12.5km / 7.7miles
    Highest Altitude 4,130m / 13,550ft
    Trek Duration 5 hrs

    We leave Himalaya and follow a route that passes through the Modi Khola glacier valley past the Machhapuchhre Base Camp, which ultimately takes us to the Annapurna Base Camp. Machhapuchhre Base Camp offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, but we will continue trekking north until we reach Annapurna Base Camp.

    Throughout the journey, we will be walking close by the Annapurna glaciers. From Annapurna Base Camp, we get a 360-degree view from Hiunchuli, Annapurna ranges - including Annapurna I (8,097m/26,566ft), Khangsar KangGangapurnaAnnapurna III, and Machhapuchhare

    • Overnight stay at Paradise Garden Guest House
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  5. day 5

    Trek from Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m / 13,550ft) to Bamboo (2,350m / 7,700ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 14km / 8.6miles
    Highest Altitude 4,130m / 13,550ft
    Trek Duration 6 hrs

    After enjoying breakfast along with the views of beautiful sunrise over the Himalayas, we start our trek that will eventually take us out of Annapurna Sanctuary. However, we first retrace our steps out of Modi River Valley to reach Bamboo village - the destination for the day.

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Green View
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  6. day 6

    Trek from Bamboo (2,350m / 7,700ft) to Jhinu Danda (1,780m / 6,393ft) and nearby natural hot springs

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 8.5km / 5.2miles
    Highest Altitude 2,350m / 7,700ft
    Trek Duration 3-4hrs

    Our trek continues, we head down to Kimrong Khola, and from there, the path ascends and passes through the serene rhododendron, bamboo, and oak forests, ultimately leading to Chomrong village.  However, we continue until we reach a small peaceful settlement called Jhinu Danda. This village has nearby riverside hot springs, where we soothe our tired muscles. We will be staying at Jhinu Danda for the night.

    • Overnight stay at Hot Spring Cottage (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  7. day 7

    Trek from Jhinu Danda (1,780m / 6,393ft) to Siwa/Ghandruk Phedi (1,150m / 3,770ft) drive to Pokhara (820m ) via Nayapul (1050m)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 4km / 2.4miles
    Highest Altitude 1,780m / 6,393ft
    Trek Duration 3-4hrs
    Driving hours 2-3 hrs

    Today will be the last day of the trek. We leave Jhinu Danda and follow the dust road along the right of Mardi Khola. After a leisurely walk for 3 to 4 hrs, we reach Siwa/Ghandruk Phedi. From Ghandruk Phedi, we first drive to Birethanti, then Nayapul until we reach Pokhara. Our trek package completes at Pokhara. We hope, by then, you would have created precious memories of reaching Annapurna Base Camp.

    • Overnight at Silver Oaks Inn (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch)

What is included in Annapurna Base Camp Tour Package?

  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu on a tourist bus
  • Two nights accommodation with breakfast (room with attached bathroom) at Silver Oaks Inn in Pokhara
  • Accommodation: Total six nights. Three nights room with attached bathroom at Ghandruk, Jhinu Danda, and Chomrong. Three nights standard accommodation at Himalayan, Annapurna Base Camp, Bamboo(Generally, twin sharing room)
  • Both way on a private transport from Pokhara to Syauli Bazaar / Kimche(trek start) and Ghandruk Phedi (trek end) to Pokhara.
  • All standard meals (7 Lunches, 6 Dinners, and 7 Breakfasts) during the trek
  • Government-licensed English Speaking Discovery World Trekking experienced trek leader/guide and porters to help trekkers luggage. (1 porter for every 2 trekkers. 9 kg per trekker maximum luggage weight limit)
  • Guides and porters costs- their meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, flight, and other necessary equipment
  • Water purification tablets for safe drinking water
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) fee
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee
  • Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruits every day
  • All government, local taxes, and official expenses
  • Rescue operation arrangement in case of complicated health conditions (funded by travel insurance)
  • Souvenir - company's T-shirt & cap
  • Discovery World Trekking certificate of appreciation after the successful trek
  • Farewell dinner at Kathmandu after trek ends
What is excluded?
  • International flight airfare
  • Nepal entry visa fees on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport- (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
  • Excess baggage charges (limit is 9kg per trekker)
  • All accommodation and meals in Kathmandu, before and after the journey
  • Lunch and dinner in Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodations, meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara due to early arrival or late departure, or early return from the trek
  • Personal expense (shopping, snacks, boil bottle water, hot (tea, coffee) and cold drinks, hot shower, Alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee), extra porters, etc
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel insurance which has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation compulsory
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Additional costs or delays caused due to circumstances beyond our control, for example, landslide, weather condition, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc
  • All costs and expenses not listed in "What is included in Annapurna Base Camp Tour Package?" above

Official Annapurna Base Camp Trek Route Map of Nepal

Route Map

Annapurna Base Camp Packing List

Depending on the season, you need different equipment and clothing for the Annapurna Base Camp trek. However, here is a necessities list we prepared for your comfort. Please only bring the essentials. You can store your non-essentials for free at Discovery World Trekking store.

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf

  • Winter hat or insulating hat or a wide-brimmed hat

  • Headlight with extra batteries

Face

  • Sunscreen

  • Sunglasses with UV protection

  • Face/body wipes

Hands

  • Lightweight gloves

  • Heavyweight winter gloves

Body

  • Hiking shirts

  • Long-sleeved shirt made of synthetic fiber

  • Hooded rain jacket

  • Fleece jacket

  • Lightweight cotton pants

  • T-Shirt (bring lightweight wool)

  • Polypropylene underwear

  • Down jacket (available for rent in Kathmandu)

  • Sweater

  • Waterproof jacket and pants

Footwear

  • Hiking Boots

  • Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)

Essential gear

  • Backpack or daypack (size depends on whether you take porter or not)

  • Thermal bottle

  • Water purification

  • Trekking pole

  • Sleeping bag (-15 degree bag is best in the high altitude trek)

  • Toiletries (toilet papers, toothpaste, toothbrush)

Personal accessories

  • Money

  • Watch

  • Cell phone

  • Camera

Extra items

  • First aid kit

  • Extra passport photos and passport photocopies

  • Notebook and pen

  • Binoculars

Annapurna Base Camp Hike Difficulty, Cost, Best Time & Package Info

Annapurna Base Camp - Trekking in Nepal

ABC trek starts from Kathmandu with a drive to Pokhara. It is a short trek that focuses on the Annapurna Base Camp.

Transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and vice-a-versa on a tourist bus is included in the package. The flight/private transport from Pokhara to Kathmandu or vice-a-versa is available at extra cost.

Free airport pick & drop service from Tribhuvan International Airport

We offer free Tribhuvan International Airport airport pick-up and drop-off service for trekkers who have booked treks/tours with us. Upon your arrival, a Discovery World Trekking representative holding a pamphlet with your name will greet you at the airport and then take you to your hotel in a private vehicle. Similarly, Discovery World Trekking representative will pick you up from your hotel and drop you at the airport during your departure.

Trekking Annapurna Base Camp | Accommodation | Amenities | Group/ Single

Annapurna Base Camp Trek includes six nights lodge stay at the best lodges/hotels in the trekking regions and two nights in a Pokhara hotel.

We provide three nights room with attached bathroom at Ghandruk, Chomrong, and Jhinu Danda, and three nights in standard rooms at Himalayan, Chomrong, Annapurna base camp, Bamboo(Generally twin sharing room for groups)

You will spend two nights at a hotel in Pokhara. The room comes with an attached bathroom, TV, 24 hours hot water, power, and laundry facility.

Solo travelers will be staying in a single private room with an attached bathroom wherever available and in a single private accommodation in other places.

Two nights hotel stay in Kathmandu before and after the trek may be required but not included in the package. Kathmandu has a wide range of hotels for all budgets and tastes. 

Hot showers, Wi-Fi are available at trekking regions for an extra cost.

Food at Annapurna Base Camp | Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner |

Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes place in high elevations and requires plenty of nutritious food. You will get enough healthy food during the trek, but options are limited compared to big cities. 

We will provide you with 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 6 dinners during the trek. 

Some of the popular menu items are -

Seven breakfasts - Oatmeal, Corn Flakes, French toast with Jam, Butter, Cheese, Honey Tibetan bread or Chapati, Local Tsampa porridge, Eggs, Pancakes, Muesli Breads, fruits, Vegetables, Hot drinks (varieties of teas and coffees, hot chocolates, etc.)

Seven lunches - Dhal, Bhat, Tarkari, Tibetan Bread, Various Soups, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo (dumplings), Macaroni dishes, Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles, Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable curry, Potatoes, Vegetables, Salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Snacks (Papad, Prawn), Desserts, (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), etc

Six dinners - Dhal, Bhat, Tarkari, Tibetan Bread, Various Soups, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo (dumplings), Macaroni, Tenduk Spaghetti, Noodles Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable curry, Potato items, Vegetable and salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Snacks (Papad, Prawn), Korean Raman, Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), Hard Drinks Steaks, etc

Note- Lunch and dinner at Pokhara are not included in the package.

We make sure to select the best lodges available in the trekking regions for hygienic, tasty, and nutritious food. 

The menu includes traditional, Asian, and western cuisine, but the menu list gets shorter and shorter as we climb up. We highly recommend you to take fresh vegetables and liquids (green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea, and garlic soup(must)) at high altitudes. 

Though plenty of non-veg items will be available in trekking regions, we will not recommend them because the meat in such places may not be hygienic. We highly encourage you to avoid dairy, cheese items, alcoholic drinks, caffeinated items, and hot chocolates.

All personal bills (alcoholic drinks, hot (tea, coffee), and cold drinks) in tea houses/ lodges/cafes except standard meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner with seasonal fruits) are excluded from the package.

Best Time To Trek Annapurna Base Camp

The weather is the decisive factor you need to consider for the Annapurna Base Camp trek

Trek to Annapurna in Nepal is possible throughout the year, but certain seasons are more favorable. If you want an easy trek, the spring and autumn seasons are for you as the skies are clear, temperatures are favorable, and views are breathtaking.

Discovery World Trekking conducts Annapurna Base Camp trek throughout the year.

Here is an insight into weather at high altitudes at the trekking regions based on seasons.

Annapurna Base Camp in Spring (March-May)

Annapurna Base Camp trek during spring (March-May) is favorable, and it attracts mountain lovers and travel enthusiasts from all over the world.

In this season, the climate is mild, the rainfall is low, and the trekking conditions are perfect. The mean daily temperature at the Annapurna Base Camp is between 10 to 0°C. Lower regions are warmer that makes the trek more pleasurable. 

Trekking season begins after March. By April the forests look spectacular with blooming red, pink, and white rhododendron flowers.

The temperature starts rising from mid-March up to mid-May - the temperatures are cool, the skies are clear, and you can enjoy the clearest mountain views.

Annapurna Base Camp in Summer (June - August)

The summer spans from June to August in Nepal but coincides with the monsoon. The temperatures can be quite high. However, the trails may be wet and slippery.

Monsoon generally begins at the end of June and continues to the second week of August. The temperatures during these days range from 10°C to 23°C. The nights are cooler at around 5°C to 10°C. Normally, the mornings are clear, but clouds start building in the afternoon and disappear at night. 

Various plants bloom during this season making the valleys look greener.

Annapurna Base Camp in Autumn (September - November)

Autumn is a perfect season for the Annapurna Base Camp trek. Moderate temperatures, mild wind, and low precipitation during this season combine to provide favorable trekking conditions.

In autumn, the sun shines brightly, the skies are clear, and you get a superb view of the mountains. The nights are clear too- allowing you an undisturbed view of starry skies. 

The monsoons will be over by early September, and the days are mild to warm. Daytime temperatures can reach up to 20°C in high altitudes. The nights are cooler at around 5°C. The greens that grew during the monsoon fade to golden/amber providing a spectacular contrast against the crystal blue skies.

During this season, you will find the grains ripening in the terraced fields. The environment is clean, and the lowlands are lush. The biggest Nepali festivals - Dashain & Tihar - add a festive mood to the entire region.

Annapurna Base Camp in Winter (December - February)

Winter (December - February) treks to Annapurna Base Camp are less popular than spring or autumn treks. The trekking regions are cold, but it excites a different breed of trekkers looking for challenges. The temperature at Annapurna Base Camp can get as low as -10°C.

The coldest time lasts from late December to early February. After late February, the weather gradually warms and reaches around -5°C at high altitudes. Daytime is pleasantly warm with sunshine. Despite being cold, the skies are usually clear, and snow-capped mountains look at their best during winter.

Winter is also the season when the trails are least busy. Though we do not recommend trek beginners for a winter trek to Annapurna Base Camp, seasoned trekkers can complete the trek without any problem.

The weather in the Himalayas is unpredictable and changes very quickly.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements for ABC Trek

There are no official physical requirements for the Annapurna Base Camp trek, a moderate trek.
The hiking is usually 6 to 7 hrs a day, with periodic breaks to enjoy the stunning mountain views. Trek routes involve long climbs, steep descents, and straight trails. Prior hiking experience would be an added advantage, but no experience or technical skills are necessary.

Trekkers who can hike 6 to 7 hours a day with a light day pack can complete this trek. Some days require longer walking hours, so you need to be reasonably fit as trekking at high altitudes is physically demanding. 

Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood disease should inform us before booking the trek.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal | Trekking in Group | Private Trek

We organize a group as well as a private trek. Group discounts are available - the bigger your group is, the more discounts you will receive. However, you will not get discounts for groups Discovery World Trekking assembles.

We can handle all group sizes. In each group, there will be a guide along with porters. We will also add an assistant guide for a group of 12 or more. 

A typical day in Annapurna Base Camp Tour

Every day provides a fresh trekking experience, climbing joys, fantastic landscape views, and chances to explore traditional villages.

Throughout the trekking, our experienced and friendly guide / Sherpa will be sharing information and historical facts about the places as you trek. Porters will carry your luggage. However, we expect you to carry a small regular day backpack with your essentials in it.

The day starts with an early morning hot cup of tea/coffee. After breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk around 7 AM to 8 AM, depending on the duration and nature of the walk. We will trek for three to four hours before lunch. After lunch, we will rest for an hour and continue to that day's destination.

The afternoon walk is generally shorter - about two to three hours. Once we reach our overnight lodge/tea house/tent, we snack on the extra dietary food and utilize the free time to explore nearby places.

You will have your dinner at around 7 PM. After dinner, we indulge in friendly conversations. Your expedition leader/guide will brief you about the next day's plan. After this briefing, you can enjoy games like monopoly, cards, or watch available mountaineering documentaries. Most foreigners learn a few Nepali words from our crew or read books before heading to bed.

Communication during Annapurna Base Camp Trek

During the Annapurna Base Camp hike, the internet will be available at lodges/hotels/tea houses for an additional cost. However, once we reach high altitudes, we will use phones for communication. 

Discovery World Trekking office will be in contact with all its trek groups at least once a day through the team guide to ensure that the trek is going fine.
Depending on the kind of network you use, you might get signals, but they may not be strong enough at high altitudes. However, you can buy a local sim card in Kathmandu and use it for communication.

Wi-Fi is available in trekking regions at hotels/lodges for an extra cost.

Battery recharge, water on trekking

Throughout the lodges in Annapurna Base Camp trekking regions, electricity for the camera and mobile battery recharge is available at an extra cost. 

In the case of water, you can buy either packed mineral water from local lodges and en route shops or fill boiled water in your water bottle at an extra cost. We can provide you with a purification pill if required.

You shouldn't drink water from the rivers, taps, or wells in the trekking regions because water might not be drinkable as it seems.

Extra personal expenses during Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Meals and accommodations in Kathmandu are up to our clients themselves. Kathmandu has a broad range of hotels for every taste and budget.

All our valuable clients will need personal spending money to cover costs - including meals and accommodations in Kathmandu,  lunch, and dinner in Pokhara, visa fees, travel insurance policy purchase, beverages, snacks for the trek, hot (tea, coffee), and cold drinks, tips for the trekking crew, souvenirs, etc

 We recommend you to bring cash (major currencies) and exchange them for Rupees in Kathmandu. The trekking regions only accept Nepalese currency.

Annapurna Base Camp Travel insurance

Annapurna Base Camp trek is moderately difficult, and there are chances of high altitude sickness or other unforeseen events-including sudden climate changes.

Travel insurance is compulsory for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. All the trekkers must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate to Discovery World Trekking before starting the trek. The policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation- including helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitudes.

We can recommend insurance companies based on our clients' experience, but we do not sell insurance. We request you to send your detailed insurance information within a week of trip booking. We will use your insurance information in case of emergencies. 

We advise you to call your travel insurance company and ensure that they cover Helicopter-rescue and evacuation at 6000m altitude in addition to medical costs. Do not just rely on website content.

Nepal Tourist Visa

All foreigners except Indians need a visa to enter Nepal. You can get an on-arrival visa at Tribhuvan International Airport or Nepal border checkpoints. To apply for the on-arrival visa, you need:

  • a passport with at least six months of validity
  • one passport size photo
  • visa application fee ( the current cost for 30 days is USD 50 (paid in cash)

The Nepal Government can change their visa requirements without notice, so please find the latest visa information at www.immigration.gov.np.

The children under ten will get a free visa. 

Chinese and SAARC countries - Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka - citizens get free visas. Some countries- including Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan- may not get an on-arrival visa. If you are a citizen of these countries, contact the nearest Nepalese Embassy. 

We recommended you schedule at least 1-2 days extra just in case there is a delay so that you will not miss your international flight back home. 

Currency Exchange in Nepal | USD to NPR

Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) is the local currency.

(1 USD = ~120 NPR).

You can exchange major foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all over Thamel. The money exchanges display ongoing exchange rates visibly.

Only INR (Indian Rupees) 100 and 2,000 notes are legal in Nepal. 

To avoid hassles such as lengthy processes and high bank commission rates, we advise you to bring cash (major currencies) and exchange them at Kathmandu. You can also bring your foreign credit/debit card and withdraw Nepalese Rupees from ATMs in Kathmandu. Most ATMs open around the clock. The maximum amount you can withdraw is Rs. 35,000 for a fee of Rs.500. 

Most banks in Asia do not accept old, torn, or faded foreign notes. So please bring new, clean notes.

How Much Does Annapurna Base Camp Trek Cost?

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek can take anywhere between 7 days to 14 days and costs between USD 500 to 800. 

How much luggage can I bring to 7 days of Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

One porter will carry two trekkers' luggage, and the combined weight will not exceed 18kg. So, weight limit is 9 kg per trekker. However, if you want, you can hire additional porters. We also expect you to carry a regular backpack to carry your documents and other valuables. Please bring only the essentials. You can store the non-essentials for free at the Discovery World Trekking store.

We'll recheck things you are carrying (luggage, equipment, etc.) during our briefing.

Annapurna Base Camp Safety

Discovery World Trekking guarantees the safety and security of all our guests. We take the following precautions.

  • Our crew carries all necessary gears, equipment, and first aid kits
  • The team guide has full authority to decide whether or not ascend in case someone in the team is sick
  • In emergencies, we will deploy helicopter for evacuation (funded by insurance)
  • All the team will trek together
  • Our crew has years of experience in the high Himalayas

Responsible Trek to Annapurna Base Camp

We try our best to protect the fragile ecosystems in the trekking regions. Due to the high numbers of trekkers, there is a chance that the trekking region environment can suffer. So, Discovery World Trekking tries its best not to disturb the trek region ecology. 

Furthermore, Discovery World Trekking works with Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) to conduct sustainable eco-friendly trips. We try hard to make sure that both trekkers and locals can benefit from each other.

Discovery World Trekking Hiking Team

Throughout your trek, experienced Discovery World Trekking guides/Sherpas from the high Himalayas will accompany you. They will also inform you about the trekking regions you will be visiting.

Porters also form a part of your hiking team. We assign one porter for every two trekkers, and a porter will carry a maximum of 18 kg combined weight.

Since our crew members come from the high Himalayas, they have high endurance and are very comfortable at high altitudes.  

All of our staff members are very valuable to us. We pay them well and cover their insurance, clothing, food, lodging, and equipment costs. They also receive medical care when injured. We try our best to keep our staff members happy because only happy people can make others happy. 

Our staff members have:

  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid Training
  • Government Authorized Trekking Guide certificate
  • Fluency speaking English and other major languages
  • Conservation and Biodiversity training
  • Rock climbing experience

Tipping in Nepal

Nepali culture accepts tipping as proof of good service. Tipping should be based on the quality of service received and should be at trekkers' discretion. We encourage you to tip at the end of the trip and as a group. 

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Discovery world trekking is a Nepal government-authorized and bonded trek and tour operator. We are members of the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA).

We require a 10 percent advance during trip booking and urge you to email us other necessary documents - including passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, flight details within a week of booking. 

You can pay through bank transfer, western union, or using our online payment on our website.

You can pay the rest of the trip cost in cash, by bank transfer, or using credit cards once you arrive in Nepal. We will also email you payment options and methods. 

Last-minute booking Annapurna Base Camp tour package

For those who are unable to book Annapurna Base Camp Trek in advance, Discovery World Trekking has a provision of last-minute booking. In case of last-minute booking, we require 100 percent of the trek cost payment 24 hours - before the trek departure date. 

Please note that Discovery World Trekking tries its best to conduct trips as scheduled, but in case of last-minute booking, you cannot hold us responsible for delays due to circumstances beyond our control, such as weather extremities or lodge unavailability.  

Contact us for more information at (Call/Viber/WhatsApp) 977- 9840055491 (Paul) or email us - [email protected]

Trip Extensions after Annapurna Base Camp Expedition/Trek

After completing Annapurna Base Camp Trek/expedition, if you have extra days, you can participate in sightseeing tours in and around Kathmandu Valley. You have other options such as Chitwan Jungle Safari, paragliding, rafting, canyoning, or even taking part in another trek. 

Feedback

After you complete Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Discovery World Trekking will host a farewell dinner in Kathmandu. After the dinner, we will provide you with a trek achievement certificate (hard copy). We also expect to receive feedback on the service you received during the trek.

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Annapurna Base Camp Hike Overview

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Trekking to Everest Base Camp

Kinsuen
5 - Excellent
09/06/2018

Just finished trekking to Everest base camp with Discovery World Trekking and I must said it's service is excellent and on time. The guide is good., amiable and caring. Always there to help and punctual in his daily activities. I recommend discovery World Trekking to those who want to come to Nepal and trek and enjoy the wonderful natural surroundings.

Great service!

Stephaine
5 - Excellent
06/15/2018

AMAZING! Highly recommended! Paul and his team went above and beyond with my trekk to Annapurna Base Camp. As a first time trekker I was a bit nervous starting out but Discovery assured me everything would be great and it was! The company organized every single detail that was needed for my adventure. My guide even helped me pick out some items that I was missing for my trekk. Overall l was very content with Discovery World Trekking and will use them again when I come back to Nepal :)

Annapurna Base Camp

Agata
5 - Excellent
02/11/2018

Last week my two friends and I hiked to ABC with the help of Discovery World Trekking. We had the most incredible guide and the kindness two porters. These three humans made our experience a million times better. I would highly recommend Discovery World Trekking and to get a guide and porters, even if just for the wonderful company they provide!

FAQ’s

Can I use the flight option for any local destination during the ABC trek?

Yes, you can. Pokhara is the starting and ending point for the trek. You can use local airlines to fly to and from Kathmandu to Pokhara at your own expense. The flight duration is about 20 minutes. 

What about the insurance of guides and porters?

All Discovery World Trekking staff members have insurance coverage, and in addition to salary, we also cover their meals, lodging, transportation, and necessary equipment costs during the trek.

Is there any luggage limit for porter?

Discovery World Trekking will provide one porter for two trekkers to carry combined 18 kgs of luggage (maximum 9 kg for each trekker). 

Do I need immunization certificate for Annapurna Base Camp trek?

An immunization certificate is not mandatory for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. However, you might need a vaccination certificate for international travel. 

What documents do I need for trekking to ABC?

You need to submit the following documents via email after your advance deposit.

  • A copy of your passport
  • Passport size photos 
  • Flight details
  • Copy of travel insurance (should cover heli rescue and medical evacuation)

What is the accommodation on the trails of ABC like?

During the ABC trekking, you will be mostly staying at teahouses/lodges offering twin sharing rooms and healthy local food. The squat toilets may be outside the room or house. Hot showers/running water are available at extra cost at these places.

Are meals easily available on the trek to ABC?

The meals during the trek are very convenient and nutritious, but the options are few compared to cities. Your meal options include western meals, chapati, rice, local tsampa porridge, Tibetan bread, various soups like Sherpa stew steaks, Momo (dumplings), Tenduk, noodles, and thukpa. 

Discovery World Trekking will arrange hygenic meals in special areas for its guests.

Is the drinking water safe on the trails to ABC?

Bottled water is easily available at a low cost. But you cannot use plastic bottles in the Annapurna region. So, you have to drink boiled or filtered water in those areas. It is better to use water purification drops or tablets, which you can bring from your own country or buy in Kathmandu or Pokhara. Discovery World Trekking also provides water purifier pills.

I am a vegetarian. Can I get enough meals during the trek?

Discovery World Trekking doesn't recommend non-veg items during the trek as meat in trekking regions may not be hygienic. Discovery World Trekking also encourages you to avoid dairy, cheesy items, and alcoholic drinks during the trek. So, our packages are suitable for both - vegans and vegetarians.

Is there an airport pick-up service by the company?

You will see a Discovery World Trekking representative welcoming you outside the Tribhuvan International Airport arrival lounge holding a pamphlet with your name on it. S/he will take you to your selected hotel in a private vehicle.

Is there a cancellation or refund policy?

Discovery World Trekking has cancellation and refund policies. Please visit our terms and conditions page for more information.

What is the booking and payment method for ABC Trek?

We require a 10% advance for confirming the booking, which you can pay by bank transfer, western union, or online through our site. You can pay the rest of the trip cost in cash, by bank transfer, western union, or using a credit card. We will email you payment details- including modes of payment available. 

Is tipping necessary for porters and guides?

Porters and guides form a big part of your successful trek. So tipping is a way to appreciate their service to you. However, it is totally at your discretion. 

Is internet available on the ABC route?

Yes, internet access is available in most hotels/lodges/tea houses where you will be staying. You just need to pay a service charge. 

How difficult is the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Annapurna Base camp Trek is by far one of the most popular trekking destinations in the world. The trek is easier than other treks in Nepal - like Everest or Kanchanjanga. 

So you need to be fairly fit and should be able to hike at a steady pace for six to seven hours to complete this trek. 

Where is Annapurna Base Camp?

Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m / 13,550ft) lies in central Nepal - 40 km north of Pokhara.

In which continent is Mt. Annapurna?

Mt Annapurna lies in Asia and the northern part of central Nepal. Its elevation is 8091m. 

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