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Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 11 Days

Destination Nepal
Activity Annapurna Treks
Accomodation selected hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara and tea house during the trek
Duration 11 Days
Region Annapurna Region
Start / End point Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Goup size 2 - 10
MAX. ALTITUDE 4,130m at Annapurna Base Camp
MEALS INCLUDED Breakfast in pokhara and all meals during the trek
TRIP CODE DWTTK03
NATURE OF TREK Tea House Trekking
BEST SEASON Feb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec.
GRADE Moderate
ACTIVITY PER DAY Approx. 4-6 hrs walking
TRANSPORTATION Domestic flight and private vehicle (Transportation)

About the Trip

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is around remote traditional villages where we’ll head our steps taking greetings of provincial people exceeding lush green growth with viewing snow covered With fine views and a delightful blend of cultures unprecedented by any other treks in Nepal. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is by far one of the most beautiful treks. It’s a trek to the brilliant bastard amphitheatre of the extremely elegant peaks of the Annapurna mountain range Annapurna base camp travel is the most familiar and vibrant trek in Nepal Himalayas. The journey starts from Pokhara in the foothills of the Annapurna and dies through charming villages of Magar and Gurung public as Gurkha soft solder recuperate. The lush Rhododendron woodland, happy villages and theatrical mountain look within just 8 days or less constitute the trek the most popular. The journey is indifferently troublesome with ups and downs on the rough trail. Annapurna base camp at 4,130 m is a funnel-shaped valley with paranomic inspection of Annapurna South, Annapurna I (8,091 m), Tent peak, Fishtail and others. Melting snow of the immense rock faces form glacier that drains into Modi River. Annapurna I is the tenth highest peak in the world and is the first of the 8,000 m peak climbed as early as in 1950.

Highlights

  • Spend a day in Tourist hub Pokhara
  • Sunrise Views of Annapurna ranges include Dhaulagiri and the Kali Gandaki from Poon Hill
  • Reach annapurna base camp(4,130m),Rich in flora and fauna
  • Relaxing Hot spring at Jhinu danda
  • Amazing View of Hiunchuli, Annapurna South Annapurna I ,Khangsar
  • Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhare.
  • pretty villages and farmland at Ghandrung,
  • Get a taste of rural Nepalese life
Benefits
  • Airport  arrival and departure transfer to/from Hotel by private transportation.
  • Provide pulse oximeter for blood oxygen saturation level monitor to high altitude. It is an important indicator to recognize early signs of impending altitude sickness and other potentially health risks.
  • Medical Kit.
  • Arrangement of sleeping bags and down jackets if you do not have your own.

Overview

Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek is one of the most popular journeys in Nepal. Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a temperately laborious trekking route. So, any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. It is considerably easy and shorter trek than other high altitude treks in Nepal. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you dare to, you can. This trek incorporates diverse terrain, culture, and wildlife. Along with the most spectacular and close up view of Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, and Dhaulagiri.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is also known as the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek because you walk along the protected area's trail. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek can be considered as much of an ecclesiastical journey as a venturesome one. It is considered one of the most beautiful sanctuaries in the world- protecting not only the floral and faunal species of the land but also its natural environment and the local ethnic culture. Throughout the trip, you can enjoy and encounter local ethnic Gurung and Magar cultures at small settlements and villages. Sitting at an altitude of 4,000 meters, the Sanctuary is an oval-shaped plateau that is surrounded by a ring of the Annapurna Mountains. Due to its unique terrain, trekking through it presents you with a flourishing Himalayan ecosystem that consists of lush woodlands blended with drier terrains. As you ramble along the unsophisticated trails that are adorned with rhododendron canopies, you can also come across Thakali people who have dainty villages at the foothills of the Annapurna Himalayas.

Encountering small chores and gumbas, the trekking trail is a tranquil journey of exotic traditions that transports you to another time. Gliding farmlands and terrace rice farms are also a common sight while trekking, and thick pine and bamboo forests make the adventure a relaxing escape away from the bustling cities.

The most popular trekking destination Annapurna Base Camp trek , also known as the sanctuary trek, Combined with dramatic views of the mountain ranges, against the blue sky, nature in its untouched form in the rural villages it's a hike to the huge amphitheatre enclosed by a solid wall of snow-capped peaks, the Annapurna base camp.

We kick start out trek at Nayapul/birethanti a town that's a short drive away from Pokhara. We trek through the rice terraces along the rushing Modi river to Tikhedhunga/uleri. We stay there overnight to recharge ourselves and the next day of our trek we reach Ghorepani, you can explore the villages and interact with the people to get an insight into their life and culture. it's a slightly harder hike but you'll be rewarded with fantastic views of the Annapurnas, Machhapuchhare, and Hiunchuli as well as our first peak of Dhaulagiri.

Early morning, the next day we make our way to poon hill to watch the renowned sunrise over the snowcapped Himalaya. From Poon hill we go to Tadapani, then Chomrong and finally the Annapurna Base camp where we see a fantastic sight of glaciers, and mountain ranges from Hiunchuli, past Annapurna South to Annapurna I (8,097m/26,566ft) Gangapurna, Khangsar Kang, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhare. Then we return to Nayapul through bamboo on our way we stop by Jhinu Danda to relax in the natural hot springs there. our trek finishes and we drive back to Pokhara

Annapurna Base camp trek is not particularly strenuous but of unparalleled beauty to that of other treks, which is also a reason for its popularity. This is just an 11-day trek but for those who don't have that much time and are willing to push themselves a little, we also have a & days Annapurna base camp trek, where you get the same experience within a week!

For those who wish to go on an even more adventurous trip in Annapurna and Everest Regions do check out our 16 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek and Tilicho Lake, 16 Days Nar Phu Valley Trekking, 15 Days Annapurna Circuit Trekking, 11 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, 10 Days Annapurna Circuit Trekking, 9 Days Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking, 7 Days Khopra Danda Trekking, 7 Days Mardi Himal Trekking, 10 days Annapurna Circuit Trekking,  9 days Annapurna sanctuary Trekking, 12 Days Everest Base Camp Trek, 14 days Everest Base Camp Trek, 15 Days Everest Base Camp And Gokyo Lakes Trek, 17 Days Everest High Pass Trek , Everest Base Camp Trekking

 

Its Notice to all our valuable clients who are joining Annapurna Base Camp trek with us that our journey begins with 6-7 hour bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara (approx 200 km)which is included in package, however, if you want to take a domestic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara (20 mins approx) and also from Pokhara to Kathmandu, we can provide that with an additional flight cost which is not included in package. Discovery world Trekking would like to recommend all our Valuable clients that they should arrive Kathmandu a day earlier at afternoon before the day we departed and start our Annapurna Base Camp Trek next day, To make sure that you’ll attend our Official Briefing as an important Pre-meeting. The Reason we do so is we want to make sure that you get proper mental guidance and necessary information just to have a recheck of equipment and goods for the journey so that if you have forgotten something then we'll provide you with that ASAP.

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Day to Day Itinerary

day 1
Drive to Pokhara (820 m/ 2,690 ft) 200 km west of the Kathmandu Valley - Distance (205 km /127 miles) 6-7 hrs

After an early breakfast, we head towards Pokhara by a tourist bus (probably 6-7 hours journey). On our way, we can see the picturesque Trishuli and Marsyangdi rivers along green and rocky mountains, rivers connecting each other and small springs too. Pokhara is a beautiful valley set on the banks of the Phewa and begnas Lake, also known for its panoramic views of Annapurna (8,091m), Machapuchare (6,993m) in the north, Dhaulagiri (8,169m) in the west, Manaslu (8,156m) and Lamjung Himal (6,983) in the east. Pokhara is a lakeside tourist's paradise with many facilities for travellers. You can roam around lakeside where people of different culture come to hang out and have some good time near Phewa lake. Accommodation at the bank of Lakeside.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel.
  • Included Healthy Breakfast.
day 2
Drive to Nayapul (1,050 m/3,445 ft) and Nayapul to Tikhedunga/uleri (1,540 m/5,050 ft)- Distance (43 km/ 27 miles) 3-4 hrs

After a nourishing breakfast at bank of fewa lake, we’ll continue our journey with a short drive through beautiful landscape on the way to Nayapul/birethanti or off road of Hile,we start our trek from here.The route follows pleasantly through fertile jungle and terraced fields along a rushing river. This place is an important point along the trekking route that runs from Pokhara towards the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre base camps and further towards the town of Jomsom, then we follow the trail through the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola ,steadily up the side of the valley to Hille(1,495m) and after a short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga(1,570m).

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel.
  • Included all Standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).
day 3
Tikhedunga/Uleri to Ghorepani ( 2,860 m/ 9,385 ft) – Walking Distance (13 km / 8 miles) 5-6 hrs

After a long drive and short trek towards tikhedunga /Uleri, today we’ll head towards a steep ascent. We’ll climb a long, steep series of stone steps towards Ulleri (2070m), a large Magar village. Although a difficult climb, along the way, we can take in astonishing views of the snowy peaks of the Annapurnas, Machhapuchhare, and Hiunchuli. Then we ascend more gently through rhododendron forest where we can see wild animals like monkeys and along the way we can also see springs and rivers Making the land seem like paradise towards Nanghethani(2460m). After an hour more walking we reach our destination Ghorepani, a spectacular settlement located on a ridgeline. The views of the Himalayas from this village are breathtaking. We can see paranomic views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayas on a clear day. Dhaulagiri I, II, III, IV, V, Tukuche, Dhampus, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Barah Sikhar, Machhapuchhre (commonly known as Fishtail) are some of the major peaks seen from here. In this way, our 3rd day of Annapurna base camp will be successful with amazing pictures of humongous mountains and lots of memories.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel.
  • Included all Standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).
day 4
Early morning hike to Poon Hill viewpoint (3,210 m/ 10,525 ft) 45 minutes -Walking Distance (1 km/ 0.6 miles) , then trek to Tadapani (2,630 m/8,630 ft)- 4hrs

If you’re sunrise lover today is your day, we’ll have an early start of the day as we begin before sunrise to ascend Poon Hill in time to view the sunrise on the Himalaya. We’ll ascend to Poon Hill just in time to view the sunrise on the Himalaya.After taking natural view of sunrise and warm sun kissing We can have view a brilliant panorama of mountain ranges from Poon Hill of mountains Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, more than 32 ranges of the Annapurnas and much more which will make you feel heaven is a place on earth. After enjoying the views, we return to our lodge for a hearty breakfast, and then follow a pleasant forest trail through rhododendron and oak groves to Deurali(2960 m),then we descent to Bandhani and finny to Tadapani another beautiful village with great views of the peaks! As you can assume today will be the day of glancing mountains and hills to make memories for life.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel.
  • Included all Standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).
day 5
Tadapani to Chomrong(2,165 m/7,105 ft)- Walking Distance (7.6 kilometers / 4.7 miles) 5 hrs

After a long mountainous sightseeing in poonhills today We’ll enjoy an early morning panorama from Tadapani as the peaks light up. After a healthy breakfast early morning while viewing the sunrise in Tadapani, we’ll hike though Ghandruk and a steep descent to Kimron River, and up to Chhomrong, on our way, we will see the great view of Annapurna South, Fishtail mountain. It is a great place situated at the lap of mighty Annapurna massif. Chomrong is a village in the Annapurna area of Nepal and a popular overnight stop for those walking the Annapurna sanctuary trek or base camp trek. The village is spread over a hillside that has stunning views of the Annapurnas and Machapuchare.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel.
  • Included all Standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).
day 6
Chomrong to Himalaya (2,890 m / 9,425ft) – 5/6 hrs

Today's trek is a bit longer, We make our way down through the spread out, the picturesque village as We follow the trail down to Chomrong Khola, through the picturesque village and climb to the valley of the Modi River. We follow the trail through a clearing in the forest then through the lush jungle with rhododendron (Nepal’s national flower), dense bamboo and oaks. We pass a trailside canyon and eventually we make it to our evening’s destination.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel.
  • Included all Standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).
day 7
Himalaya to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 m/13,550 ft)–5 hrs

From Himalaya we’ll follow a route through the narrow gorge along the Modi Khola glacier valley past more forests, we pass a large overhanging rock known as Hinku Cave and the lodges of Deurali before making it to the entryway of the ‘sanctuary’ which ultimately takes us to Annapurna base camp. We will be walking close by the Annapurna glaciers. On our way, Machhapuchhre Base Camp offers us the stunning panoramic view of surrounding mountains. From Annapurna base camp we get a 360 degree view from Hiunchuli, past Annapurna South to Annapurna I (8,097m/26,566ft) and Khangsar Kang, Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhare. Today is also mountain scenery day, humongous mountains have seen at close quarters which includes the Annapurna Massif (Annapurna I-IV), Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, Pisang Peak, and Paungda Danda. Numerous other peaks of 6000-8000m in elevation rise from the Annapurna range. This might be the day which you’ll never forget in your entire life be around snow-capped mountains We will spend overnight in Annapurna base camp.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel.
  • Included all Standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).
day 8
Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2,350 m / 7,700ft)- Walking Distance ( 16.7 kilometers / 10.3 miles)- 6hrs

After leaving our footprints on annapurna base camp we’ll have 10 miles trek today. we will continue our trek out of the“Annapurna sanctuary “ and retrace our steps out of the Modi River Valley. We eventually make it to our serene stopover point name Bamboo. We’ll encounter huge mountains on our way and feel the cold breeze on our way. After a long journey, We spend overnight at Bamboo.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel.
  • Included all Standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).
day 9
Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1,780 m / 6,393 ft) and nearby natural hot springs- Walking Distance (8.5 kilometers / 5.2 miles.) 3-4hrs

After a long 10 miles journey from ABC to Bamboo, We’ll continue our way down river towards jhinu danda, passing through the serene forests of We continue our way down to Kimrong Khola and start ascending passing through the serene forests of rhododendron, bamboo and oak. Jhinu Danda is located in a very exotic geographical place. Due to which trekkers can find the soothing natural hot springs. Here, we can just relax and sooth out your tired muscles. While observing the natural sights around. Forests filled with rhododendron forest and vegetation largely occupy the central hot spring areas. Along with that, we can even celebrate the achievement of reaching Annapurna Base Camp. Moreover, the place seems to attract tons of new visitors each year without any decrease in the overall tourist numbers. Meanwhile, We then ascend to Chomrong village before dropping by the small peaceful settlement of Jhinu Danda. This village has a nearby riverside hot springs where we can soak our tired muscle .

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel.
  • Included all Standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).
day 10
Jhinu Danda to shivalaya/Nayapul (1,050 m/3,445 ft) – Walking Distance ( 13 km / 8 miles ) 4-5 hrs, and drive to Pokhara (820 m/ 2,690 ft) -2hrs

We have reached our final day on the trekking trails. After leaving Jhinu Danda hot spring We follow the plain dust road along the right of Modi Khola which is regarded as one of the best and most relaxing walks of the entire trek. We reach at Nayapul . We then say goodbye to the trails and make a return drive through picturesque countryside to Pokhara. Accommodation at hotel near the lake.

  • Overnight at the best possible lodge/hotel.
  • Included all Standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ).
day 11
Drive from Pokhara (820 m/ 2,690 ft) to Kathmandu (1,350 m/4,450 ft) - 6-7hrs

Early morning we depart from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus. The 200 km route goes along the Marsyangdi River and then the Trishuli river offering a good view of the natural scenery and farmland. The bus makes one last climb and we arrive at the valley of the gods, Kathmandu. Accommodation at your selected Hotel in Kathmandu.Upon the arrival to Kathmandu, we will head to our hotels respectively and then it is entirely up to the you what you wish to do. Upon your request, we can arrange a Kathmandu city tour of UNESCO World Heritage sites, Durbar Squares, Tourist places etc. with our well informed and experienced guide.

Note- You can wish for 20 minute flight to Kathmandu at an extra cost too.

What is Included?

  • Both way transporation for Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by Tourist Bus.
  • Both way private transportation service between Pokhara and Nayapul (trek start and end point)
  • Two night accommodation in selected hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast.
  • Best Possible Teahouse, lodge accommodation (Generally twin Sharing room)- 8 Nights
  • All Standard Meals ( 9Lunches, 8 Dinners and 9 Breakfasts) during the trek.
  • Government License holder Discovery World Trekking experienced and qualified trek leader (guide), assistant trekking guide, (14 or above trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porter to help trekkers luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Coverage of guides and porters meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation 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
  • Assistance in arranging rescue operation in case of complicated health condition (funded by travel insurance)
  • Souvenir - A company's T-shirt & Cap
  • Discovery World Trekking appreciation of certificate after over the trek.
  • Farewell dinner.

What is Excluded?

  • International flight airfare
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple Entries 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 Person)
  • All Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu, before and after we start our journey
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure, early return from the trek.
  • Personal expenses (shopping, snacks, boil bottled water, hot 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 (Recommended by the Culture)
  • Additional costs or delays caused by out of management control, for example, landslide, weather condition, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes etc.
  • All the costs and expenses which are not listed in "cost includes" will be counted as excludes

Route Map

route map

Equipment Checklist

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 fibre

  • 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 trekking)

  • Toiletries (toilet papers, tooth paste, tooth brush )

Toiletries
  • Medium size drying towel

  • Toothbrush

  • Toothpaste

  • Deodorant/ floss

  • Biodegradable bar soap

  • Nail clippers

  • Small mirror

Personal accessories
  • Money

  • Watch

  • Cell phone

  • Camera

Extra items
  • First aid kit

  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport

  • Notebook and pen

  • Binoculars

Trip Information

The beginning of the journey towards Annapurna Base Camp

You will arrive in Nepal, Kathmandu at Tribhuwan International Airport as that is the only international airport. An overnight stay in a hotel in Kathmandu is required upon the arrival which is not included in package cause there are a variety of hotels, lodge and homestays (Budget and luxury both) from which you can choose any of them online very easily and even we can do it for you but it's up to you. As you'll be in a new place it's generally hard to navigate place around so if you want us to recommend or manage hotels for you on arrival, we'll be pleased to do that for our all valuable clients. You can choose to go to Pokhara either via 25 minutes domestic flight (cost not included in package) or From Kathmandu we head to Pokhara by tourist bus 6-7 hours departs early in the morning everyday(Bus Tickets provided by company complementary) from Pokhara to Nayapul/Birethanti and then we'll ride on private vehicle, the starting point of our trek. You'll stay overnight at a hotel in Pokhara provided by the company to start trekking the next morning.

Don't Worry, We'll Pick You!

When you're new to any place, it's really hard to find places and many tourists have complained about the expensive taxi fare so, Discovery World Trekking provides free airport arrival and departure transfer on any flight for Annapurna Base Camp Trek package. You will be received from our representative crew from Discovery World Trekking regardless of the flight you take holding a pamphlet of your name and our company name with a warm-hearted welcome with either a khada or a marigold garland and you’ll be escorted to your hotel with all comfort possible.

Accommodation Details During The Trek

The package includes accommodations throughout the trek at teahouses as well as 2 nights at the selected hotel in Pokhara one before and after the trek. Accommodation during the trek is at teahouses which are essentially hotels but with a more homely feel. They are run by the locals and provide all the basic facilities including hot shower at a small extra charge. The rooms are simple but comfortable usually with two beds with mattress blanket and pillows.some will have en-suite bathroom but most have shared bathroom with squat toilet .you will get a chance to experience the renowned Nepalese hospitality as well as interact with them Discovery World Trekking have good public relation with local service providers in Annapurna trek; the company makes sure the prior arrangement of the accommodation. At Pokhara, the accommodation is more luxurious. we stay at hotels with single room and attached bathrooms, TV, 24 hours hot water, power and laundry facility 11 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek Package starts and ends at Nayapul, although, two nights accommodation in Kathmandu is required once before and after the trek, not included in the package as there are plenty of hotels in Kathmandu that you can select according to your requirements.

The Meals

Our trek is all over high elevations near world’s highest peak which means your body needs enough carbohydrate, protein, nutrition as food is fuel for the body to hike on such humongous Himalayan trails. The meal in this trek is very convenient but not as in cities.

There will be 10 Breakfasts, 9 Lunch and 9 Dinners will be provided in the trek.

Some of the popular menu items are -

Ten breakfasts - ( Oatmeal, Corn Flakes, French toast with Jam, Butter, Cheese, and Honey Tibetan bread or Chapati Local tsampa porridge, Hashed brown eggs, Varieties of eggs (Omelets) Pancakes Muesli Breads Fruits and Vegetables Hot drinks like varieties of teas and coffees Hot chocolates etc)

Nine lunch - (Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari (Dalh Bhat power 24 hour) Tibetan Bread Various Soups items Sherpa Stew Steaks Sandwiches Momo (dumplings) Macaroni dishes Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles Thukpa Pasta Vegetable curry Potatoes items Vegetable and salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed) Snakes (Papad, Prawn) Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), etc)

Nine dinners - ( Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari Tibetan Bread Various Soups items Sherpa Stew Steaks Sandwiches Momo (dumplings) Macaroni dishes Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles Thukpa Pasta Vegetable curry Potatoes 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 shall not be provided by the company.

are available on the menu during the trek. The best selected from the menu of the lodge which will be fresh, hygienic, tasty and nutritious. The menu is a combination of traditional local, Asian and western cuisine almost everywhere but as we go up close, the menu list will be shorted. We highly recommend liquids green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea and garlic soup(must) etc. at high altitude and also the fresh vegetable items for health benefit.

Tho plenty of non-veg item will be available we won’t recommend any of them because meat in such places is not hygienic and healthy during the trek. We highly encourage to avoid dairy and cheesy items and strongly suggest not to consume Alcoholic drinks, caffeinated items, hot chocolates as experts suggest to avoid such items during such high elevation treks.

All Personal Bills (Alcoholic Drinks, Hot and Cold Drinks) in tea house/ Lodges or in cafe except Standard Meals(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with seasonal fruits) are excluded from Package

Best Time To Trek Annapurna base camp

The weather is one of the most important factors to look at when deciding to trek to Annapurna Base camp cause no one is beyond nature.. People trek 12 months of the year up to Annapurna base camp trek but certainly, there is ups and downs in every season, It is best suited to trek during the spring and the autumn as the sky is crystal clear from dusk till dawn, the rainy weather stops and thick sun-blocking clouds also fades. The Magic of clear azure skies provides the most spectacular vistas. With added those breathtaking views, Tho during the winters and monsoon, it becomes a bit challenging to trek due to heavy snowfall, cold temperature but that’s what excites many trekkers.

Although trekking is possible throughout the year each season has different advantages and attractions and advantages offer for trekking in the Annapurna region. The temperature in the mountains also depends according to the altitude range – higher the altitude, lower the temperature. In brief, below are the detailed information about the climatic condition of every quarter months.

March-May - Spring

Destination towards Annapurna base camp in Spring (March-May) is a season in which mountains lovers and travel enthusiasts come to Annapurna Base Camp in a very large number. In this season, the climate is mild, the rainfall is quite low and the trekking conditions are perfect. The mean daily temperature in the Annapurna Base Camp is between -8 to 0 degree C. Lower regions along the trek are even warmer making it pleasant for any nature lover.

Trekking season begins after March in the spring. By April, the trek route throughout the Himalayas will be rewarded with different full blossom rhododendron of red, pink and white even at an elevation of over 3,000 metres. Temperature starts rising from mid-March up to mid-May. Weather is cool at this time. The sky is very clear and you can enjoy the clearest views of the mountains.

June to August -Summer

If you are coming to trek Annapurna base camp in between July to August, you are signing up for summer. Summer season falls in the month of June, July and August. Summer is the month of the hottest temperature and therefore has the most pleasant trekking conditions compare to other months. But the monsoon that coincides with the summer means that you have to be more careful with your preparation as the trekking trails might be wet and slippery.

It usually rains during this season. Monsoon generally begins around the end of June and continues up to the second week of August. The temperature during the days usually ranges from 10°C to 23! and gets relatively colder at night ( 5°C to 10?) mornings are usually clear with clouds building up during the afternoon and disappearing again at night. Though the rain may cause some problems. various plants bloom during this season, the valleys will be a green and totally different view than during other seasons.

September to November -Autumn

Autumn(September, October, November), like Spring, is a season that invites travellers around the world to trek in the Annapurna Base Camp. Moderate temperatures, mild wind, and low precipitation make Autumn a season of wonderful trekking conditions.

This is a favourite among tourists with the most favourable weather and perfect climate condition. The sun shines brightly the skies are clear you get a superb view of mountains and the temperature is perfect for the daytime trek. you can enjoy spectacular starry skies since the sky is clear at night. The monsoons will be over by early September and the weather ranges from mild to warm days. Daytime temperatures can reach up to 20c in high altitudes, the nights are colder with temperatures may go down around 5c.the greens that grew during monsoon fade to golden/amber proving a spectacular contrast against the crystal blue skies, grains are ripening in the enclave. The environment is clean and lowlands are lush. The biggest festivals of Nepal like Dashain, Tihar also fall during these seasons. It is also a busy season, the clearest month, with the crisp and sparkling sky. The daytime temperatures at this month are usually the most stable, from mild to cool conditions the humidity is also pretty dry with very cold nights

December to February- Winter

Winter (December - February) treks in the Annapurna region are not as popular as the Spring or Autumn treks. The places along the Annapurna Base Camp trek can be extremely cold during the winter. The temperature of Annapurna Base Camp itself can be as low as -10 degree C which tempts trekkers to visit this region in pleasant climatic conditions.

However, trekking in Annapurna Base Camp in the winter has its own benefits. The skies are clear with little or no chances of rain. The accommodation is easier to find and cheaper too as there are off-season discounts. Further, the views of the mountains during the winter season is the best amongst all seasons.

The coldest time is from December through early February, after late February, climate gradually gets warmer Temperatures to get extremely cold dropping to -5 degree C at high altitudes. daytime is pleasantly and relatively warm with sunshine. Despite being cold the skies are usually very clear, mountain views are at their best. with snowy caps, it might snow and the ground will be snow the trails are the least busy at this time.it may not be the best season for beginners but experienced trekkers will have no problem. 

The weather in the Himalaya is so unpredictable and the temperature may change quickly from day to night.

Acclimatization

Our 11 days Annapurna Base Camp trekking package provides just one night at over 3500m for acclimatization, where there is a significant risk of being affected by altitude sickness also called acute mountain sickness. Altitude sickness is preventable but can be fatal if the symptoms are ignored .our trip itinerary is designed for slow and steady ascending so the body can adapt to the new altitude All Our trekking leader and guide have extensive first aid training and well -experienced in the Himalaya we urge to inform your group leader and guide at first signs of the symptoms, we guarantee your health will be at reliable hands. Your trek leader or guide will suggest precautions. The best way is to take your time and drink plenty of water at least 4 litres a day. If it is severe the only cure for altitude sickness is to descend immediately. Please note that your group leader has the ultimate responsibility to decide or stop your ascent based on your overall condition. It is essential to keep in mind that some are more vulnerable than other.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

11 days Annapurna Base Camp trekking is a moderate grade trek in Annapurna region. The hiking is generally 3 to 5 hrs a day, with regular breaks to take in the stunning mountain views. The trek routes involve long climbs, steep descents and straightforward roads following a good trial. To accomplish trek, past hiking experience would be an additional advantage although no technical experience and skills are necessary. Trekkers who are able to hike 5 to 6 hours a day at a reasonable pace with a light day pack n can take part in our 11 day Annapurna base camp trekking. some days require longer waking hours. So you must be reasonably fit and prepared for long days. Trekking in higher altitude is physically demanding than trekking in the lower altitudes. To join our 11 days Annapurna Base Camp trekking, all participants should be in good health condition with normal physical fitness and have a positive attitude, self-confidence, and strong determination. It is very important to make sure you are as healthy as possible before starting the trek. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung and blood disease should inform us before booking the trek.

Trekking group/single

The group will be generally 2 to maximum up to 12 pages on the trek. The group of 10 and above will be accompanied by a leader and supported by an assistant guide and porters. We also organize single private trek in Annapurna based on your own holiday timeframe this will be lead by one of our highly competent and well-experienced guides

A typical day in Trek

Every day will be rewarded with a unique experience of trekking, climbing enjoying the scenery, taking photos and exploring the local villages. During the expedition, experienced friendly and qualified expert Sherpa will share information and historical facts about the places as they accompany us throughout the trek. The porters who carry our luggage will also accompany us. However, we will be carrying our own small backpack with the necessary items.
The day starts with an early morning hot cup of tea/coffee. After packing our bags and gorging on a wholesome breakfast, we set off on the days walk around 7 AM to 8 AM, depending on the duration and nature of the days walk. After trekking for three to four hours, we will have lunch around midday on the route to the next destination, and we continue after about an hour of rest.
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. We will also have free time to explore nearby places.
Dinner is served around 6 PM to 7 PM. Before going to bed, we will spend some quality time in friendly conversations and discuss the experience of that day. The expedition leader/guide will brief us about the next day’s plan. After this briefing, we enjoy on board games like monopoly, cards and watch available mountaineering documentaries. Most of the foreigners indulge in light and fun learning of Nepalese language from our crew or read books before heading off to bed for a well-deserved sleep.

Communication on trek

There is mobile phone coverage on most of the routes, But this service may not be reliable, depending on which network you use. Upon your request, we can provide you with a separate local SIM card with good access for talking to family and surrounding friends through your cell phone. although Some days at high altitude, there is no mobile network facility.

Electricity and battery recharge, water on the trek

Throughout the lodges at Annapurna base camp, electricity for the camera and mobile battery recharge is available with an extra cost in all lodges. Most of the lodges have hydroelectricity and some of them have used the solar panels. Water during the trek, you can buy either packed mineral water from local lodges and en route shop or filling boiled water at an extra cost. A water purification pill is will be provided to make water drinkable.

You shouldn't drink water from the river, tap, well up there cause it might not be drinkable as it seems.

Extra personal expenses on trekking

Discovery World Trekking tries to provide all extra expenses excluded from the package. Meals and accommodations in Kathmandu is up to our clients themselves as all kind of hotels/lodges (both luxury & budget) can be booked easily online or even we can do it for on request. All our valuable clients will have to bring personal spending money with them to cover costs of accommodations in Kathmandu, visa process, travel insurance policy purchase, beverages, snacks for the trek, hot and cold drinks, tips to the trekking crew members, souvenirs etc. We recommend bringing cash (dollars) which can be changed to rupees here cause during the trek only Nepalese currency is accepted.

Travel insurance

This trip grade is ranked moderately difficult as it entails the risk of high altitude trekking, potential altitude sickness and other unforeseen events including sudden climate changes.
Travel insurance is a significant part of our booking condition for The Annapurna circuit and base camp trek. All the members of trekking must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate to Discovery World Trekking. The policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation inclusive of helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitude for trekking members.
We can recommend insurance companies to help you but we don't directly get involved in the sale of an insurance policy. Members can be refused to be included in the trekking based on insufficient, improper or absence of travel insurance policy.
Trekking members are kindly requested to send their detailed insurance information once they book for trekking. In case of emergency situations, we will be using the insurance policy and informational documents you sent us. This will help us arrange a quick and effective rescue operation, transfer for emergency medical help etc. Please ensure that the insurance company includes the cost incurred for mountain rescue service at the highest elevation of the trekking.

Before you buy travel insurance (Don't just believe them what they say in their website) make sure you call them and recheck if they have Helicopter-rescue and evacuation up to 6000m according to your trekking height.

Passport and visa

All foreigners except Indian nationals must have a valid visa to enter into Nepal. Visa is available on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport upon entry in Kathmandu, Nepal and at Nepal borders of India and Tibet. Visa can be easily extended at the central immigration office. www.immigration.gov.np; Visa application requires a passport with at least 6 months until expiration and one passport -size photo. The current cost of a visa for 30 days is US$40(to be paid in cash) for 30 days that is required to make in cash. Other currencies are also accepted although rates may differ. Other nationalities should check entry requirements. visitors are requested to specify return flight tickets, time intended to stay in Nepal. we recommended you schedule at least 1-2 day extra at the end of the trip just in case there is a delay. If no delay occurs we can arrange an additional activity for your time in Nepal To help calculate the exact dates of these crossings we have found the website www.timeanddate.com to be very useful. The children under the age of 10 will get a free visa. Please be advised to check the current regulation. Visa regulation can change without prior notice. Citizens of China, as well as citizens of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation(SAARC) countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka), get the free visa. countries not entitled to get a visa upon arrival are Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan If you are a citizen of one of these countries, please contact your local Nepalese embassy.

Money exchange

Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) is the local currency.
(1 USD = ~ Rs.100 NPR).
We can exchange most of the foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all over Thamel. Small amounts of cash can also be exchanged at the hotel.
The ongoing rate of exchange is visibly displayed. The government of Nepal has banned the import, export and use of 500 and 1000 Indian Rupee note in Nepal. You should ensure that you are not carrying these notes on arrival in Nepal as they will be confiscated and you may also be fined.
Despite having security advantage of travellers cheque, we prefer cash exchange to avoid hassles like a lengthy process and high rate of commission at the banks. You can withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from one of the many ATMs in Kathmandu and Thamel itself. There are quite several ATMs that are open around the clock. The maximum withdrawal amount is 35,000 Rupees for a 500 Rupees processing fee if you are using your foreign card.
If you use the money exchange facility at banks and financial institutions the service fee charge imposed is about four percent or more depending upon the bank. 

Most of the established banks in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes

Luggage

The weight limit for your luggage, Porters will be assigned to carry your luggage.T wo people will be assigned one porter, combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kgs. We never overload our porters. but a should carry your own knapsack or backpack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. Only carry what the essentials, You can leave any excess baggage either at your hotel or at Discovery World Trekking store for free.

We'll recheck everything (Luggage, equipment, etc.) in our briefing before we start our journey from our Office.

Responsible Travel

"Take nothing but pictures.
Leave nothing but footprints.
Kill nothing but time."
We have a very strong commitment to environmental sustainability for protecting our fragile ecosystems,.Without a doubt, tourism has brought many positive impact in terms of wealth generation, employment opportunities, infrastructure, healthcare and education etc. but With an increase of tourists’ negative impact has also become noticeable on the community and the environment. Please make sure you think about the environment and not carelessly litter Furthermore, Discovery World Trekking works together with Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organizes eco friendly trips about most environmentally sensitive and culturally rewarding that meet the expectation of both travelers and communities.

Discovery World Trekking Crews

During the Annapuna Base Camp Trekking, you will be accompanied by our local best trained and well experienced guides / sherpas to make your journey even more comfortable and memorable.All guides are well trained licensed with prior experience they have spent years rekking / climbing the peak all over the world. Porters will also be assigned to carry your luggage .Two people will be assigned one porter , combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kgs.We never overload our porters. A proportion of one porter for two members and one assistant guide with 8 members. If required we can also have one porter per person. Our crew members are the local people of high Himalaya remote areas and their physical endurance and heredity nature can live easily and comfortably at high altitude without being affected. All our staff are very valuable to us , they are well paid and we take care of their insurance ,clothing, food and lodging throughout the expedition. All our Guides and Porters receive Medical care when ill or injured. We always make sure that they are happy as we believe that only happy people can make others happy The local expert trek leader to guide you is specialized under the following subject. We provide basic accommodation for our guides and porters or tent with sleeping gear we also provided them food and warm drinks.

  • Intensive wilderness first Aid
  • Authorized certificate of Trekking Guide Training
  • Fluency speaking English and other major Languages
  • Conservation and biodiversity
  • Rock climbing
Tipping

Tipping does not form any part of wages for your Guides, porters and crew although they are very much appreciated. In Nepalese culture, tip is the accepted and a lovely way of saying thank you (“Dhanyabada”) for good service. Normally the tips are offered at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the trips in farewell dinner on the last evening or last day of the trek, to mark the end of the trip. The amount of the trip is entirely personal preference that may be more or less depending upon your perception of service quality, length of trip, budget and appreciation of their work. It is important to Discovery World Trekking crews who take care of and play an important role in your trekking experience,

Booking and payment process

Discovery world trekking is a government authorized, registered, licensed and bonded as trekking and touring operator in Nepal. The company registered number is 87657/068/069. We are member of Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Therefore, book Discovery World Trekking trip with confidence as we are reliable.10 percent of payment in advance and other necessary documentations like passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, arrival and departure flight detailed can be made later but must not exceed within two weeks’ period from booking date. Payment is to be made by bank transfer ,western union and online payment directly from our website.. Remaining trip cost can be paid whether in cash or by bank transfer and credit card when your arrival in Nepal. Furthermore, we put forward necessary modes of payment details as per your convenient by mail.

Last minute booking

It is best to book in advance but for those who aren't able to for whatever reason Discovery World Trekking has a special provision for last minute booking.In the case of last minute booking with 100% percent trip payment within 24 hours is accepted. We do our best to operate a trek at any time but in case of last minute booking we can not be responsible for delay due to changes beyond our control such as the weather, availability of lodging . contact us for more information at 977- 9851054143 (Paul) or email us.

Trip Extensions

After completion of Annapurna base camp trekking,If you have extra days in nepal we can arrange tours of Kathmandu valley ,sightseeing, trip to Nagarkot the perfect getaway Chitwan jungle safari, paragliding, rafting, canyoning, another trek and much more!

Feedback

After completing of Annapurna Base Camp trekking, there will be farewell dinner hosted by Discovery World Trekking,we will and provide company t-shirt, digital printed certificate of trek achievement. We expect nothing in return but suggestions (positive or negative) about our services and team performance. As a service provider, we will make amendments based on your feedback on our overall performance. Your feedback helps us to execute future plans by improving weaknesses as well as continuing strength aspects. We encourage you to share your real feeling and experience through the popular social networking sites and on trip advisor.

USEFUL INFO

Please Note: The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek includes fixed departure dates from Kathmandu and Pokhara and can be tailored to accommodate your specific requests and schedule. Please review our designated departure dates for this trek .If our designated departure dates do not suit your schedule please contact us and we will arrange it according to your timeframe. Please note that the Itinerary listed above may be modified in the events of changes beyond our control such as the weather, availability of lodging . new itinerary will be made based on the best interest of the whole group.we will do our best to make sure the new itinerary suits the everyone and will will not affect the trip experience

We look forward to guiding you to the famous viewpoint of Poon Hill and the Annapurna Sanctuary, through some of the most dazzling landscape on the planet with unforgettable Himalayan panoramas along the way!

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Trip Reviews

“Best way to see the Annapurna circuit, will definitely be back!”
Adam James Spe
5 - Excellent
12/29/2013

On arrival in Kathmandu it is very overwhelming as there are so many agents to choose from. Discovery World Trekking stood out for me with their professional setup and this standard was applied and maintained throughout all aspects of my trip with them. They cater to your personal level and wants and will customise your trip around all of these. Thank you for the great experience I will definitely be back again!

“Discovery World Trekking for Top Everest Base CampTrek”
Diane
5 - Excellent
04/04/2017

“Discovery World Trekking for Top Everest Base CampTrek” It is my pleasure to write a review for Discovery World Trekking (DWT). My husband, son and myself recently did the Everest Base Camp Trek with Discovery World Trekking. I have to say that it was one of the best experiences of our lives! We loved all of it – from the sights and sounds of Thamel to the thrilling flight to Lukla, the spectacular views on the mountain, the good hearty food and the amazing people of Nepal. After much research I had chosen to book with Discovery World Trekking based on their great reviews, the quick replies and attention given to us by Paul – the CEO of the company – and the fair price. What appealed to me as well was the fact that it is a local company. I wanted to cut out the middleman and contribute more to the local economy. We received a warm welcome at the airport by Paul and Dol our guide. After being driven to our hotel, Paul briefed us on all the details of the trek and Dol made sure we had all that was needed for the trek (quality sleeping bags, …). They even helped us get sim cards for our phones! During our Trek we were presented with some unexpected challenges but the expert troubleshooting, support and excellent guidance we received by both Paul and our truly amazing guide Dol made what could have been a very bad experience actually wonderful! Anyone can guide an uneventful trek but its when things don’t go as planned that you need to be with a company and guide that know what they are doing and have the right resources. I am convinced that any other company would have had us descend without meeting our objective of reaching EBC but DWT went over and above to ensure that we were all safe and happy. From the moment we landed in Kathmandu to the moment we returned to the airport for our return flights we were in great hands. I can’t tell you how fortunate we feel that we chose DWT for our trip and I am already dreaming of going back to experience more of this beautiful country and will no doubt be using DWT. We consider Paul I recommend Discovery World Trekking 100%. Diane from Montreal, Canada

Amazing ABC trek
George Mednick
5 - Excellent
11/03/2017

My wife and I, both 70 years old, just completed the incredible ABC trek through Discovery World Trekking. We selected this company in part based on the excellent reviews. This proved to be a very good decision. The attention and thourogh support from the owner, Paul, and our guide, Dol, were incredible. Every aspect of the trek, from airport meet and greet, to fairwell dinner and airport transport was greater than expected. Even though several days on our trek were impacted by an unusual surge in local and foreign trekkers who overwhelmed the available services on the route, Paul and Dol worked diligently to assure that our needs were met. Paul runs his company with a genuine passion to please his clients, and spares no effort to do so. The available rooms and dining options are essentially the same all along the trek no matter which company organizes the trip. However, Discovery World Trekking provides the extra level of service to assure the comfort and needs of their clients are met or exceeded. Dol also provided knowledgable insight into the life in Nepal that we observed along the trail. The value for the level of service provided is exceptional.

Experience with DWT & Annapurna Base Camp (ABC)
Nick
5 - Excellent
09/17/2018

Rather than spend this review talking about the content of my trek (although please feel free to direct message me any questions about ABC as I am happy to help), I would instead like to talk about my experience working with Paul and DWT. One thing that repeatedly stood out to me has been a very clear mission of making the experience as easy and customer friendly as possible. This held true from booking through their website, to the actual logistics of the trek. Some personal examples of this include: - Arrive at the airport in Kathmandu, I walk outside and right there is a member of the DWT team with my name on a piece of paper. We get into a waiting vehicle and I'm at my hotel in no time. No having to negotiate or deal with a taxi. - Prior to the trek starting, I met with Paul to talk through the schedule (which was very helpful). But before that, someone from Paul's team met me at the hotel to walk over to their office - easy. - Permits and licenses to trek through the Annapura sanctuary - all handled by DWT - Transportation to get to and from Kathmandu for the trek - all handled by DWT - Booking where we would be staying each night - all handled by DWT For someone who is a busy professional with extremely limited free time, this level of service is incredibly appreciated. Additionally, when I met with Paul he gave me a heads up on what to eat and what to avoid on the trek, guidance on tipping, and DWT also loaned me a down jacket to wear in the event it got really cold (didn't end up needing it, but it's better to have and not need than need and not have). As for the guide and porter on my trek, Dol and Amrit were both outstanding. If Dol made a recommendation about something on the trek, it worked out. I understand this isn't going to be the case with everyone, but Dol certainly earned my trust. Additionally, Dol's pace was as constant and steady as the sun rising in the East and setting in the West. Superb. I feel no reservations in giving this five-star review. Paul and DWT truly are the best in the world.

“Best way to see the Annapurna circuit, will definitely be back!”
Adam James Spe
5 - Excellent
12/29/2013

On arrival in Kathmandu it is very overwhelming as there are so many agents to choose from. Discovery World Trekking stood out for me with their professional setup and this standard was applied and maintained throughout all aspects of my trip with them. They cater to your personal level and wants and will customise your trip around all of these. Thank you for the great experience I will definitely be back again!

Amazing ABC trek
George Mednick
5 - Excellent
11/03/2017

My wife and I, both 70 years old, just completed the incredible ABC trek through Discovery World Trekking. We selected this company in part based on the excellent reviews. This proved to be a very good decision. The attention and thourogh support from the owner, Paul, and our guide, Dol, were incredible. Every aspect of the trek, from airport meet and greet, to fairwell dinner and airport transport was greater than expected. Even though several days on our trek were impacted by an unusual surge in local and foreign trekkers who overwhelmed the available services on the route, Paul and Dol worked diligently to assure that our needs were met. Paul runs his company with a genuine passion to please his clients, and spares no effort to do so. The available rooms and dining options are essentially the same all along the trek no matter which company organizes the trip. However, Discovery World Trekking provides the extra level of service to assure the comfort and needs of their clients are met or exceeded. Dol also provided knowledgable insight into the life in Nepal that we observed along the trail. The value for the level of service provided is exceptional.

Experience with DWT & Annapurna Base Camp (ABC)
Nick
5 - Excellent
09/17/2018

Rather than spend this review talking about the content of my trek (although please feel free to direct message me any questions about ABC as I am happy to help), I would instead like to talk about my experience working with Paul and DWT. One thing that repeatedly stood out to me has been a very clear mission of making the experience as easy and customer friendly as possible. This held true from booking through their website, to the actual logistics of the trek. Some personal examples of this include: - Arrive at the airport in Kathmandu, I walk outside and right there is a member of the DWT team with my name on a piece of paper. We get into a waiting vehicle and I'm at my hotel in no time. No having to negotiate or deal with a taxi. - Prior to the trek starting, I met with Paul to talk through the schedule (which was very helpful). But before that, someone from Paul's team met me at the hotel to walk over to their office - easy. - Permits and licenses to trek through the Annapura sanctuary - all handled by DWT - Transportation to get to and from Kathmandu for the trek - all handled by DWT - Booking where we would be staying each night - all handled by DWT For someone who is a busy professional with extremely limited free time, this level of service is incredibly appreciated. Additionally, when I met with Paul he gave me a heads up on what to eat and what to avoid on the trek, guidance on tipping, and DWT also loaned me a down jacket to wear in the event it got really cold (didn't end up needing it, but it's better to have and not need than need and not have). As for the guide and porter on my trek, Dol and Amrit were both outstanding. If Dol made a recommendation about something on the trek, it worked out. I understand this isn't going to be the case with everyone, but Dol certainly earned my trust. Additionally, Dol's pace was as constant and steady as the sun rising in the East and setting in the West. Superb. I feel no reservations in giving this five-star review. Paul and DWT truly are the best in the world.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Alice
5 - Excellent
11/02/2018

Having recently returned to Minnesota from Nepal I must say this Trek was the experience of a lifetime! Paul was very good at answering questions promptly before we left. Our guides picked us up from the airport and brought us to the hotel even though the trek was still days away. We met with Paul to cover the details of the trek beforehand (and also I think to assess our fitness level since there were 5 family members ages between late 40’s to mid 60’s), it was pretty thorough. Our guides Simbir and Maniss led us from the hotel to the tourist bus and all throughout the trek and back so that we never had to worry about transportation. On the trek they were very attentive to our needs, one in the front of the group and one in the rear, by me! They booked all our rooms and took all our food orders, even supplying apples and pomegranate seeds after meals. The food really exceeded our expectations. They also carried snacks for us and made a special chili sauce for us to enjoy. There were times when the hills and the heat were really challenging for us and Simbir would offer to carry our day packs and extra water to lighten the load. I also really enjoyed their enthusiasm, you could tell they love the scenery as much as we did. Annapurna base camp was amazingly beautiful, make sure to venture out at night. Simbir has a nice camera and took many photos of us on the trek, including some great group shots! We had 3 wonderful porters; Manchit, Kul and Umesh. I was glad to know that DWT has weight limits for their porters, it was important to us that they were treated well. The entire company is from the Gurung region and are like family. A few suggestions I would make: The bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara was supposed to be 6-7 hours but it was 9 3/4 hours and the roads are bad. You might want to not do that both ways. On the way back we decided to fly, it was a beautiful 25 minute flight on Yeti airlines and Simbir and Paul made all the arrangements. $120 well spent. I’m not sure it’s possible, but if we could have trekked shorter distances each day and stretched the trip to 9 or 10 days, it would have been more enjoyable for us. I think most people that do the trek are younger than us and recover easier. The guest house accommodations get tighter as you approach base camp. We always had a place to stay and a comfortable bed with a warm comforter, but some nights we needed to share a room, among our party of five. Overall it was an amazing experience and accomplishment and I would recommend Discovery World Trekking to anyone planning to go to Nepal.

“Discovery World Trekking for Top Everest Base CampTrek”
Diane
5 - Excellent
04/04/2017

“Discovery World Trekking for Top Everest Base CampTrek” It is my pleasure to write a review for Discovery World Trekking (DWT). My husband, son and myself recently did the Everest Base Camp Trek with Discovery World Trekking. I have to say that it was one of the best experiences of our lives! We loved all of it – from the sights and sounds of Thamel to the thrilling flight to Lukla, the spectacular views on the mountain, the good hearty food and the amazing people of Nepal. After much research I had chosen to book with Discovery World Trekking based on their great reviews, the quick replies and attention given to us by Paul – the CEO of the company – and the fair price. What appealed to me as well was the fact that it is a local company. I wanted to cut out the middleman and contribute more to the local economy. We received a warm welcome at the airport by Paul and Dol our guide. After being driven to our hotel, Paul briefed us on all the details of the trek and Dol made sure we had all that was needed for the trek (quality sleeping bags, …). They even helped us get sim cards for our phones! During our Trek we were presented with some unexpected challenges but the expert troubleshooting, support and excellent guidance we received by both Paul and our truly amazing guide Dol made what could have been a very bad experience actually wonderful! Anyone can guide an uneventful trek but its when things don’t go as planned that you need to be with a company and guide that know what they are doing and have the right resources. I am convinced that any other company would have had us descend without meeting our objective of reaching EBC but DWT went over and above to ensure that we were all safe and happy. From the moment we landed in Kathmandu to the moment we returned to the airport for our return flights we were in great hands. I can’t tell you how fortunate we feel that we chose DWT for our trip and I am already dreaming of going back to experience more of this beautiful country and will no doubt be using DWT. We consider Paul I recommend Discovery World Trekking 100%. Diane from Montreal, Canada

FAQ’s

Trip Grading

Unquestionably Nepal is renowned as best destinations for novice and adventures lovers. Thus, various popular destinations in the world are situated in Nepal available for trekking in the Himalayan for the trekkers all across the world. Trekking in Nepal can easily be achieved by the all levels of trekkers who have strong desire and determination. We are familiar with the fact that trekking demands different level of physical fitness, efforts and even acclimatization or rest day based on the level of trekking nature. We ensure that our trip grading would be a great idea or method for our valued guests while choosing an appropriate trek package that is suited perfectly to your capabilities and present health condition. It is advised that people who are suffering from the diseases like cardiac or respiratory problem have to consult with doctor before deciding to do trek in Nepal. However, in the context of Nepal trekking, it is difficult task to determine the trip grade preciously due to trek has not made different from one place to another only the elevation of place that has significant role in its trip grading but also the other contributory factors needs to be concerned well. The given below contributory factors need to be considered in determination of trek grading.

  • Average elevation (height) of the trek.
  • Trekking routes features or conditions
  • Total duration of trek and average walking per day in trek.
  • Backpacking level.
  • Temperature range based on climate and weather conditions
  • Acclimatization or rest day.
  • General level of comfort, remoteness as well as level of service.

Grade: Easy

This grade trekking consists of elevation below 3000m. This type of trekking involves short duration at lower altitude along with several ways of ascent and descent trials. Previous experience does not require at this level of trekking. Thus, any age group can adjoin who is in good health, physical fit and can walk at least 4 to 5 hrs per day in the plain place. Discovery World Trekking has designed easy grade trek in which you can assign Nagarkot Trek, Ghorepani trek , Sarankot trek and Langtang trek .

Grade: Moderate

This moderate level of trekking covers at an altitude between above 2000m to 3500m below. No previous hiking experience is required however trekking demands well fitness of physical conditions and duration of days involve both shorter and longer to complete overall trek. Trekkers need walking at least 5 to 6 hrs capabilities with longer ascent and descent trails through the involvement of some rough routes conditions. Discovery World Trekking has typical holiday package at moderate grade trek are Annapurna base camp trek, Muktinath trek and Ganesh himal trek (Ruby valley trek), Langtang trek, Tamang heritage trek etc.

Grade: Difficult

This level of trekking involves an altitude of above 3000m to 4500m below. Trekkers need to walk for 6-7 hrs daily at cross steep hilly terrain, rough round, some backpacking and high passes on some routes with daily ascent and descent. Trekking in the remote environment might be possibility of facing altitude problem in the higher elevation. Physical fitness is essential along with hill walking experience to enjoy trekking. Everest Base camp trek, Gokyo via Everest base camp trek, Gosainkunda trek, Helambu trek etc.

Grade: Strenuous

In this type of trekking at least 6-7 hrs per day walking require at high altitude with daily ascent and descent. The altitude of strenuous grade trek ranges between 4600m to 5600m. Altitude sickness problem is likely to happen at any time therefore high level of both mentally and physically fitness as well as stamina is considered to enjoy in such type of trip. Acclimatization or rest day is essential to adjust with low level of oxygen environment. Previous trekking experience is added as an asset that trek passes through the remote, wild environment with extreme weather condition and snow covered route. Discovery World Trekking has prepared typically one of the best trekking holiday packages including Everest via Kalapathar, Annapurna Circuit, Manaslu trek, Makalu trek, Kanchanjunga trek etc.

Grade:  challenging

Altitude remains around 6000m at this level of trekking. Trek might be longer enough in the remote pace and highly mountains. This challenging grade trek is limited which demands an excellent level of personal experience, physically fitness and stamina as walking day is supposed to be 7 to 8 hrs with ascent and descent. Trek involves the pass crossing the snow covered glaciers, ice and need to climb up to small peak. Trekkers therefore require basic climbing skills. This type of trekking ultimately joins with peak climbing. Discovery World Trekking challenging grade trek are Everest base camp trek via Island peak, Everest base camp trek via Mera peak etc.

What Exactly is Trekking

Trekking is an adventurous way of traveling through the hills and mountains and in Nepal, trekking often includes world-famous views of the Himalaya and scenic surroundings. Trekking is a favorite activity for tourists to Nepal and is a great way to get to know the land and its residents. It involves getting up close and personal with nature while hiking for multiple days through hills and valleys to areas that are often far away from vehicle travel.

As an adventure activity, trekking is mostly done for entertainment, excitement, cultural interaction and education – getting to know a country and its people, culture, landscape and scenery among other highlights. For mountain climbing expeditions, trekking is often the first part of the journey where the mountaineers get used to the increasing altitude as well as the climate and landscape. Nepal’s renowned trekking regions include the Everest region, Annapurna and Langtang with many more areas that have been developed and that are up and coming including the whole rest of the hills up to the Himalaya!

Routes take trekkers travel through picturesque farmland and villages, remote hills, forests and valleys with Himalayan fed streams and rivers. Visitors can take in some of the most beautiful scenery on earth while trekking in Nepal. Facilities along trekking trails are usually more basic than facilities in urban areas and overnight accommodation is in lodges, teahouses and tents and sometimes a combination depending on location and availability of facilities. Now a days, accommodation and meals can be arranged along most trails at lodges and teahouses, especially on the popular routes. In the not so distant past, travelers and porters traveled together with sufficient tents, food and equipment because of a lack of facilities and accommodation, especially in the more remote, uninhabited areas. Our teahouse treks are organized with accommodation and meals along entire routes.

The government regulates most of the areas where trekking is done and permits are required for entering Nepal’s extensive range of national parks and conservation areas. Discovery World Trekking takes care of everything, including arranging permits, allowing you to savor every moment on the enchanting trails!

Discovery World Trekking offers the whole range of trekking packages for Nepal. We look forward to sharing with you the magnificence of the Himalaya and its world famous attractions along with the legendary kindness of the people that populate the hills and mountainous regions.

Rural life in Nepal follows a natural pace depending on season and weather. While trekking, you can travel at your own pace along the scenic trails that link each day’s way points. Many of the trekking routes are in fact ancient trade routes that link Tibet, Nepal and India! The trails often pass through groves of rhododendron, Nepal’s national flower and grazing areas for cows, sheep, water buffalo and even yaks! The mountain panoramas will be unforgettable as well the scenic villages along the way graced with Hindu temples and Buddhist monasteries. These settlements will allow trekkers an insight into the traditional ways of life cultural heritage of Nepal along with the wide range of biodiversity of the landscape.

An average day of trekking involves around five to six hours hiking including breaks for meals and as needed. The average distance covered can be a bit relative given the terrain and altitude but figure on about 10 to 15 kilometers. Along the way you will have many chances for photography and perhaps other personal interests such as bird watching and discovering the local flora.
Discovery World Trekking has many options from newly promoted trails to the classic routes and we look forward to hearing from you and satisfying your desired trekking styles and destinations.

Trekking with Children and Family

You do not need to leave children at home to enjoy a trek in Nepal! A tour with children along will definitively be a different experience from a tour without children. That said, trekking with your children can be just as enjoyable and even more culturally rewarding. Discovery World Trekking has much experience with children on our treks and we have safety and well-being as the highest priority.  We have found that children really open up social situations as they have fewer reservations to interact and they enable easy, meaningful connections with the local people and thoughtful cultural exchange.

We would be honored to cater to your needs to enable bring your family to trek along the enchanting trails of Nepal. With children aboard we pay particular attention to food, lodging, trail activities, and other day-to-day aspects of trekking that are suitable for all. Flexibility in the itinerary is particularly important when traveling with children to cover contingencies and hiking rate. The pace of a trek is usually slower than the pace of adults, but that time can be used with other activities including photography, bird-watching, and many other things along the way. Like nearly everything in life as a parent, there will be new challenges with new insights, and many stories to tell to family and friends back home.

Discovery World Trekking looks forward to organizing a family trek for you!

Needed Essential Documents

We request the following in order to arrange permits and documents:

  • A copy of your passport and travel/health insurance documents with contact details, three passport size photos.
  • Please have a notepad and pen handy in order to note information regarding the upcoming trek/tour.


Additionally, we recommend that you maintain a separate photocopy of all important documents including traveler’s cheques and bank/ATM card contact numbers, international flight tickets, emergency contact numbers.

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