Summer Update: Annapurna Base Camp Trekking 2022/23

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23 Apr, 2022

Summer Update: Annapurna Base Camp trekking 2022/23

Annapurna Base Camp Trek one of life time holiday experience!

Annapurna Base Camp Trek probably the best legendary and classical treks in the world offers breathe stopping Mountain View, give opportunity to experience the typical Nepali village, local people and their way of living traditional life in Himalaya of Nepal. The Annapurna Base Camp route goes passing through spectacular and tranquil landscapes, charming Gurung and Magar villages, lush green Rhododendron, bamboo and alpine forests to the trip’s last and final destination, Annapurna Base Camp at the height of 4130m (13546ft.)

 

Natural Experience

The trail is equally a delight for natural experiences. On the third day of our trekking, we leave our luggage in hotel at Ghorepani for Poon Hill excursion before dawn to catch the spectacular sun rise. Poon Hill is one of the best viewpoints in this trek for a sun-rise view and mountain vista. Mount Dhaulagiri, the Annapurna Range and Mount Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Mountain) to the northern part and the Butterfly Peaks in the far western part are all visible from atop Poon Hill. (SHOULD YOU SAY SOMETHING ABOUT WHAT YOU SEE WHEN YOU REACH ABC, in this part?). Finding yourself in the base giant Annapurna I (8091m) with 360 degree Mountain View is terrifically beautiful that is beyond your imagination that is an unforgettable lifetime mountain holiday experience in Nepal.

Hot springs

There is a natural hot spring near Jhinu Danda, you can cleanse yourself spiritually in natural hot springs with bathing areas in the lap of the mountains. Locals believe that the waters have a healing quality that ease away your aches and pains.

People and Culture

The locals we will encounter in Annapurna Base Camp Route are mix ethnic groups; there are Brahmans and Chhetris in lower elevations and Mongoloid Himalayan people in Himalaya. Mostly there are Gurung and Magar people in the area, famous for Gurkha regiment. If you would like to explore more cultural and traditional heritages in Himalaya then Wilderness Excursion suggest you to trek to Langtang, Manaslu, and Everest region. But no doubt that Annapurna is the best for scenery as some 55000 people trek there every year.

Getting there and away

Like most of the Annapurna treks except Annapurna Circuit, Annapurna Base Camp Trek also starts and ends in Pokhara - second biggest city and naturally blessed place to relax after the big hike in Annapurna. It is 200km to west from Kathmandu. All domestic airlines run several fligts daily from Kathmandu to Pokhara which cost USD 122.00 per person. About 7-8 hours drive by tourist bus. Local buses and micro buses leave every one hour from Kathmandu till 3pm. Green Line Buses (USD 25.00 per person) and other tourist buses lives every morning. Wilderness Excursion arrange and handle everything on your request.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Annapurna Base Camp (ABC in short form) Trek itinerary will be 7 to 12 days from/to Pokhara and 2 transportation days from/to Kathmandu depending on your time and level of your physical fitness. Most of the people trek to Annapurna Base Camp via Ghorepani Poon Hill which is relaxing and allows you to get acclimatized and the itinerary will be 10 to 12 days. The itinerary can be even more 2 days longer if we trek back to Pokhara through villages of Landruk, Tolka, Pothana Dhampus and end the tour at Phedi. Starting from Nayapul – Jhunu – Chhumrung and straight up to Base Camp and back to the Nayapul same way along the Modi khola River is the shortest itinerary. Our customed designed itinerary is 7 days only that starts and ends at Pokhara. We also have 10 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary that goes through famous Poon Hill Trek. We also offer customized trip to Annapurna Base Camp.

How difficult is Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Regarding the difficulty of this trek, it is very moderate and doesn’t demand advanced physical fitness levels so anyone can enjoy and take pleasure in nature walking during this trek. Also, those who are traveling with children can also get pleasure from this trek. Trekking Annapurna Base Camp via Ghorepani allows your body to get adapted and acclimatized with high altitude. Also it helps you to keep your body in better shape and you can tackle physically depending aerobic walk in thin air area. Visitor having previous trekking experience with fit body can trek it in within short period of time. The highest elevation we will reach is 4130 meter from sea level.

When to trek?

From mid-September to November (autumn) and March to May (spring) are the best seasons to trek to Annapurna Base Camp. June to August (monsoon) is the rainy months but this time is best for keen botanists and has clear sky sometimes. During the hike, it offers grand spectacles of blooming rhododendron flowers during month of March, April and May. The view of Mt. Dhaulagiri with the rising sun shining on it is one of the superb views of this trek. At the highlight of this trek you will climb Poon Hill at dawn to enjoy one of the most brilliant mountains views on the Earth. As the sun touches the snow-capped summits the Himalayan Giants, (Dhaulagiri 8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m), among many other peaks, gradually become visible magically before your eyes. This trek offers great opportunities to witness the beauty of the Annapurna region with a limited short time of trekking. If you would like to avoid crowd then it is recommended to trek in winter (December – February). The temperature is cold in the mornings but not unbearable and it is warm during day hikes and clear sky with fantastic view most of the days.

 

 

Route to Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna base camp trek is one of the best on short trekking trips and the place sees thousands of travelers in a single season. The route is heaven for those who love walking and hiking in the wilderness. This Trek takes you inside thick forests filled with rhododendrons, fir, and oak trees, green pastures, stone-paved traced stairs, etc. All the while, you can interact with the local people, and share your stories and experiences with them.

Annapurna base camp trekking introduces you to the uniquely balanced human and ecosystem. We can see the transcending natural beauty and rich cultural diversity in the Annapurna Region. And we are here to facilitate you on your trip to make it the best trekking experience you will ever have. It’s a 2 weeks tour. However, we can customize the trip from 7 minimum to 15 days maximum.

On the way to Annapurna base camp, you will come across the unique beauty of the close view of Mt. Machhapuchhre. The 6995 m tall Machhapuchhre will melt your heart. Annapurna Base camp has become one of the most popular, visited, and the most mentioned trekking destination in the world. Very few tourist areas can outmatch the glory and beauty of this Nepali gem.

In a nutshell, the Annapurna Base Camp hike is a popular choice among outdoor adventurers around the world. Further, if you want to take a circuit around the Annapurna region, then we have Annapurna Circuit Trek designed to meet your interest. Else, if you want a short trek; we have the 11 days short Annapurna trek for you. Some other alternatives to the ABC walk are 8 days Annapurna Family hike and 10 days panorama trek.

 

Packing List

Wilderness Excursion will send you the list of Annapurna Base Camp Trek Packing List specifically required for this trekking once your booking is received with us. But in the meantime consider buying some good walking boots and start wearing them in . . . now. No technical kit is required; though a good 3 season plus sleeping bag will be much appreciated at the higher altitudes. In Lower elevations lodge provide quilts and blanket and you can piled it up on your sleeping bag but as we go higher towards Annapurna Base Camp, there are limited lodges and trekkers are expected to have good sleeping bag.

 

How much ABC trek does it cost?

Annapurna Base Camp Trek cost here we have offered USD 409.00 is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. Single supplement cost will be extra USD 85.00. The price will vary according to group size, budget, standard and deluxe tour plan. Taking flights to and from Pokhara saves your time and riding bus reduces the trip expenses. Accommodation in Kathmandu is not included ot it will be extra. We will provide 2 nights deluxe air conditioned room in one of the best tourist standard hotels(2**) in Pokhara with buffet breakfast in twin or double occupancy basis. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and atrractive complimentary.

 

Further Afield

Visitors can extend their Annapurna Base Camp Trek walking back though villages of Ghandruk, Landruk, Tolka, Pothana and Australian Camp and explore the charming hamlet, culture, people and enjoy 1 or 2 days extra in nature. Please feel free to ask us for your customized trip that meets your budget, time restrictions and interest.

 

 Highlights

·        Reach: Annapurna Base Camp (4130m/13,549ft), the base of the 10th tallest of the planet (Mt Annapurna I - 8091m/26545ft) and Machhapurchhre Base Camp (3700m/12135ft), the base of Mt Fishtail (virgin peak of Nepal)

·        Walk: Following well marked and maintained classic route of Annapurna Base Camp inside the Annapurna Conservation area passing lush vegetation and distinct wildlife, ethnic Gurung settlements, rickety suspension bridges, pristine waterfalls, beautiful rivers, religious monuments, natural wonders, and cultural heritage.

·        Explore: Ethnic Gurung culture, tradition and lifestyle, exotic Himalayan wildlife vegetation, Buddhist monasteries, chortens, stupas, alleys, long mane walls, natural caves, pristine lakes, and Gurung cultural museum.

·        Have: Picturesque sceneries of Mt. Annapurna I (4130m/13,549ft), Annapurna II (7937m/26,040ft), Annapurna III (7555m/24787ft), Annapurna IV (7525m/24688ft), Annapurna South (7219m23684ft), Machhapuchhre (6999m/22963ft), Dhaulagiri I (8167m/26795ft), Gangapurna (7455m/24459ft), Khangsar Kang (7485m/24557ft), Dhampus peak (6011m/19724ft), Hiunchuli (6441m/21132ft) with a flourishing Himalayan ecosystem that contains of lush woodlands blended with diverse terrains.

·        Get: The mesmerizing sunrise view from the popular viewpoint of Poon Hill (3210m/10192ft)

·        Relax: At the natural hot spring at Jhinu Danda (1780m/5840ft)

·        Doable side-trips: Day hike to World Peace Pagoda, Paragliding at Sarangkot, Sightseeing at Begnas/ Rupa lake

 

Why Choose Accessible Adventure Team?

Firstly, you can completely trust us with your decision. We have created treks and programs that fit your needs since 2012. Our team of specialists will never fail to meet your expectations and provide you with the best services. You can also check the reviews of our previous travelers who trusted us with their journey and look at what they have to say about us on the trip advisor page.

Secondly, our team has always put the safety and well-being of our clients first. For us, your satisfaction means the most. Thirdly, our strength lies in the expert team of staff we have. Our staff and trekking guides are a group of energetic, well-spoken professionals who have years of trekking experience and knowledge about life in the mountains. So in every step you take, you can be assured you are in entirely safe hands.

All in all, we esteem your valuable time and fulfillment. Hence we try our 100% to offer the best for you and make your time here in Nepal an advantageous, fulfilling, and exceptional one!

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Kathmandu (1338m/4390ft)

Welcome to Nepal! Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, complete your customs and visa formalities. Then one of our office representatives will be holding an Accessible Adventure Treks sign board with your name on it. He will transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu that you have chosen. Check in at your hotel and simply take some rest or we prefer to take some fresh air strolling around Thamel area. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu. Accommodation: Hotel.

 

Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft) to Pokhara (800m/2,625ft) Duration: 6-7 Hours (200 km)

Duration: 6-7 Hours (200 km)

You leave your hotel in Kathmandu and board a vehicle bound for Pokhara. The drive is filled with amazing sights of the countryside and busy roadside settlements. The highway follows the Trishuli River, one of the major rivers in Nepal. After Mugling, the road follows the Marshyangdi River, which flows down from the mountainous district of Manang.

As you approach Pokhara, the massive summits of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu greet you. Pokhara, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal, is located on the banks of the beautiful Phewa Lake. On reaching Pokhara, head to your hotel and take a rest. You can take a stroll around the lakeside in the evening.

 You can also fly into Pokhara from Kathmandu if you want to cut out the travel time and journey in comfort. It takes only about 25-30 minutes to reach Pokhara by flight.

Overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.

 

Day 3: Drive from Pokhara to Matque (1,070m/3,510ft) and trek to Chhomrong (2,170m/7,119ft)

Duration 2: 30 hours (58 km) drive, 3-4 hours (7 km) trek

Your trek begins with a delightful ride from Pokhara to the village of Matque, where the trailhead is located. It is a scenic drive filled with views of the green hills, paddy fields, and farms. Once you arrive in Matque you follow your guide and head to Chhomrong. The walk to Chhomrong is filled with amazing views of the Annapurna mountains. Machhapuchhre or the Fishtail Peak and the Annapurna Massif look grand and majestic. You follow an uphill and downhill trail.

Though the walk is tiring, the abundance of nature feels refreshing. Walking to the sounds of birds and other wild creatures in the forest feels therapeutic. You are in the Annapurna Conservation Area Project zone, where plastic mineral water bottles are banned. You will find filtered drinking water booths en route where you can fill your water bottles.

Annapurna South looms over Chhomrong, a picturesque village with cute cottages. Soak in the views from the patio of your teahouse once you reach Chhomrong.

Overnight at a teahouse in Chhomrong.

 

Day 4: Trek from Chhomrong to Himalaya (2,920m/9,578ft)

Walking Distance: 7-8 hours (12 km) trek

Prayer flag at ChhomrongPrayer flag at Chhomrong- Chhomrong is a village in the Annapurna region and famous night stopover for those going to ABC trek

The early morning views of the peaks are inspiring. After breakfast, make your way down the village, passing traditional whitewashed houses. The sights give you a glimpse of the village lifestyle and Gurung culture. The trail leads you to more ascents and descents on stone steps.

Walk past a dense forest of rhododendron and oak: Cross Bamboo, a popular stop for trekkers with a couple of teahouses. Hike up a shady trail covered by thickets of bamboo.  Stop for a quick rest in Dovan, a beautiful small settlement with a micro hydropower plant and a small local shrine. Walk across the Modi Khola and cascading waterfalls before reaching Himalaya, your overnight.

Overnight at a teahouse in Himalaya.

 

Day 5: Trek from Himalaya to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,550ft)

Walking Distance: 7-8 hours (12 km) trek

Annapurna Base CampAnnapurna Base Camp

 

Today you have been waiting for, and you can't help feeling excited about the prospect of finally walking up to Annapurna Base Camp. A flight of steps takes you to the famed Hinku Cave used as a camp by the first western explorers in the Annapurna Region.

The Fishtail Peak or Machhapuchhre rears right above as you reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp. It is a sacred peak and one of the few peaks where climbing is banned. As the locals worship this mountain, no expedition groups are allowed on this peak. You stop for lunch at Machhapuchhre Base Camp and enjoy the views before continuing your ascent to Annapurna Base Camp.

The majesty of the Annapurna Massif, Gangapurna, and Hiunchuli stuns you with their grandeur as you reach ABC. You walk slowly to your lodge, enjoying the awe-inspiring sights.

Annapurna Base Camp is one of the best sites in the Himalayas to stargaze. The Milky Way appears very close, and you can gaze at the constellations at night. Create a time-lapse of the night view in your camera and share it on your social media pages. You are sure to get a whole load of likes and shares.

Overnight at a teahouse in Annapurna Base Camp.

 

Day 6: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2,310m/7,579ft)

Walking Distance: 7–8 hours (16.5 km) trek

Fishtail MountainMount Machhapuchhare- Also known as Mt. Fishtail or Machhapuchhre in Nepali.

Wake up before sunrise and head to Annapurna Sanctuary, a glacial valley surrounded by Annapurna I (10th highest peak in the world), Annapurna South, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna, and Hiunchuli. The sight of the snow-covered peaks changing color from orange to golden as the sun rises will stay in your memory forever. Capture this beautiful sight in your camera and head down to your teahouse. After breakfast, head down to Bamboo. It is a long descent, and your knees feel thankful to reach the teahouse where your room is booked.

Overnight at a teahouse in Bamboo.

 

Day 7: Trek from Bamboo to Matque (1,070m/3,510ft) and Drive to Pokhara (800m/2,625ft)

Duration: 7-8 hours (12 km) trek, 2: 30 hours (58 km) drive

Pokhara City and Fishtail MountainPokhara City and Fishtail Mountain

 

The final leg of your trek brings you to Matque. The return trek, though long and tiring, is filled with heartwarming views. You stop at intervals to take in the views for the last time. After reaching the highway at Matque you board a vehicle and drive to Pokhara. On reaching the lakeside city, check-in at your hotel and rest your tired muscles.

Overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.

 

Day 8: Drive from Pokhara (800m/2,625ft) to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft)

Duration: 6-7 Hours (200 km) Drive

Your trip ends with a drive to Kathmandu via the Prithvi Highway. A comfortable option is taking a flight. Booking a flight will shorten your journey. It takes only 25-30 minutes to reach Kathmandu by flight.

Day 9 - Transfer to the International Airport for Your Final Departure

The trip concludes today. Our airport representative will drop you at the international airport in Kathmandu for your flight departure from Nepal.

Breakfast included.

 

 

 

FAQS

 

1.      Is airport pick up and drop off services available?

 

We do provide airport pick up and drop off services. So, you do not have to worry about fetching a taxi and finding a way for your trip. Our office representative will be at the airport holding a placard of us company name which will make you find us easier. Our office representative will drive you to your trip hotel.

 

2.      How can we obtain our visa?

 

Well, obtaining a visa in Nepal is very easy. Nepal offers an On-Arrival visa at the Kathmandu (TIA) airport. However, people from a few continents are not eligible for an arrival visa. And these countries are Ghana, Ethiopia, Swaziland, Cameroon, Afghanistan, Palestine, Iraq, Syria, Liberia, Somalia, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, and refugees. They are requested to consult with the Nepal embassy or consulate office of Nepal based on their homeland. Except for these countries, people from all other continents can apply for an Arrival Visa. It is an easy process. However, you may have to stay in a long queue during the peak trekking season.

 

Similarly, people coming from India can also obtain visas from the Nepal – India border. And the same goes for people coming from Tibet. They can obtain a visa from Nepal – Tibet borders.

 

3.      What documents are required to get a tourist VISA to Nepal?

 

You need an original passport with a validity of at least six months. And after that, you need to carry two passport size photographs and cash for the visa fees.

 

4.      What type of accommodation can we expect in Kathmandu and Pokhara?

 

Our standard trekking packages include 3-star categorical hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara. In Kathmandu, our clients are accommodated in Kathmandu Suite Home or similar. It is a newly built property on the outskirts of Thamel and offers great services and amenities to the valued guest. Yes, you can extend your hotel stay in Kathmandu and it will cost approximately USD 50 and USD 55 per night, inclusive of breakfast, for a single and double/twin room respectively.

 

5.      Can I extend my stay in Pokhara?

 

Indeed, you can extend your stay in Pokhara. Pokhara is a lovely place and people usually easily fall in love with the atmosphere there. We will arrange for you in the same hotel in Pokhara if you decide to extend your stay. For extra nights in Pokhara, it cost USD 35 for a single room and USD 40 for adouble room.

 

6.      Can we upgrade accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara?

 

Yes, you can upgrade your accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara. You can consult your preferred hotel with us and we shall reserve the accommodation in your preferred hotel.

 

7.      How long will it take to reach Pokhara by bus/tourist bus?

 

From Kathmandu on a bus, you will reach Pokhara in 5-6 hours. However, the time varies depending upon the traffic.

 

8.      Can we fly to Pokhara instead of driving? And how long will it take by plane? How much extra?

 

You can take the option of flying to Pokhara from Kathmandu instead of driving. It takes about 30 minutes to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu by plane. And for a one-way flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu, it will cost an extra USD 100.00 per person.

 

9.      How safe is it to fly to Pokhara from Kathmandu?

 

Yes, it is safe to fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Although the flight is nothing like Kathmandu – Lukla flight, it can still be considered an adventurous experience. From the flight, you will get to see the deep valleys, cities, deep forests, hills, and rivers. Overall, it is a scenic and safe flight. So, you do not have to worry about anything.

 

10.   What sorts of accommodation is available during the trekking portion of Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

 

During the trekking portion of Annapurna Base Camp Trek, you will be accommodated in a guesthouses. The rooms at the guesthouses are neat and clean and bathrooms are mostly built inside the housing area. In this trek route, Ghorepani is the only place where rooms with attached bathrooms are available. Likewise, up to Chomrong village, teahouses have rooms with twin beds to share amongst two trekkers.

However, afterward Chomrong, there are a limited number of teahouses so in one room there will be multiple beds. And during the peak trekking season, 3 – 4 trekkers will have to share one room, each person will get a bed to sleep.

The beds at the teahouses are already set up with a mattress, bed sheet, pillows, and blankets for your comfort.

 

11.   What sort of food/meals are available on the Annapurna Base Camp trek?

You can find all sorts of food/meals on the trek. From international dishes to local Nepali cuisine you can find all types of dishes on the trail. The most preferred dish would be Dhal Bhat (traditional Nepali meal) as per our previous trekkers. They expressed that it is full filling and healthy. Besides, trekking staff always prefer Dhal Bhat beside any other dishes.

Other than that, the teahouse does have a set of menus with varieties of food items. You can choose your preferred dish from the menu if you want to eat something else besides Dhal Bhat. Cooks at the tea houses will prepare the meals you like.

Likewise, if you are vegan or have dietary restrictions like gluten-free meals then don’t worry. Because cooks will prepare the meal as per your request. However, you may have to explain to them what these conditions are and your preference. Because many of them are not aware of these restrictions. All in all, whatever dietary restrictions you have it will be met.

 

12.   How can we access clean water on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Firstly, we urge everyone to bring their water bottle. Secondly, in the Annapurna Base Camp trekking route, bottled water is banned. On the trail, there are plenty of drinking water taps from where you can access water without any cost. However, even though it is drinking water, we would suggest you filter the water before consuming it. You can use water sterilizing tablets which will filtrate your water. And another way to access water is to buy safe drinking water at the teahouse. The quality of the water that the teahouse provides is the same as the bottled mineral water. It is not costly but you need to have your water bottle.

 

13.   What about toilets, how is the condition of bathrooms on the trail?

Two types of toilets are available on the trail. You will find classic squat down types of toilets and western flushing types of toilets.

 

14.   How can we shower during the trek?

Almost all of the tea houses provide hot shower facilities. Whether it be a hot bucket shower or hot tap shower facility, you will get either one facility on the trail. As you approach higher elevation and close to base camp, getting a hot shower facility is challenging. So, in the upper region, you will have to buy a bucket of water and bath unconventionally.

Also, during the peak trekking season, tea houses struggle to provide hot shower facilities due to high demand. All the tea houses will charge you a certain amount for a hot shower depending upon the location.

 

15.   When is an ideal time to do Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

 

When trekking in Nepal, amongst many things to consider, the weather is one of the important factors. Annapurna Base Camp trek can be done all through the year. However, the environment and the weather do not remain perfect throughout the year. However, amongst all the trekking season in Nepal, for Annapurna base camp trek, autumn and spring season are one of the best times to do the trek. If you would like to see green lush valleys, then we suggest you opt for the trek around the spring season. This time of the year offers warm days and chilly nights making the weather perfect for the visitors. Likewise, during the autumn season, the skies are clear and mountain views are spectacular. This time of the year, you can get the most beautiful views of the mountain range. You can also do this trek during the winter season, however, during this time of the year, there is a chance of heavy snowfall making the trek challenging.

 

Likewise, monsoon season is also perfect if your purpose of the trek inclined more towards nature. Because during this time of the year you will see nature blooming on its own. Nonetheless, you will have to get used to the frequent visit of leeches and worms if you opt for monsoon season. Every season has its flaws and benefits. Spring and autumn provide stunning mountain views however it is one of the busiest times of the year too. Likewise, winter and monsoon have their seasonal flaws but one advantage of traveling during this time of the year is that you will get to have the trail to yourself. As it attracts a smaller number of trekkers due to its seasonal blemish.

All in all, whether in the Himalayas is unpredictable and changes frequently. So we suggest you expect the weather to change quickly.

 

16.   Is a private trek better or a group trek?

 

If you are a solo traveler, we recommend you to join the group trek on your best convenient date from among our available guaranteed schedules mentioned on our website.

If you are two or more, it is advisable to choose a private trek as it will be flexible and also you can walk at your own pace without having to worry about matching up your speed with other fast or slow-paced trekkers. We organize private group treks for a minimum of two or more people without any extra cost.

 

17.   Up to how many people are in a group trek?

 

Normally in a group, you can expect 2-12 numbers of people. Hence, the guide and porters are provided as per the size of the group.  However, our typical group size is 4-5 people on each departure. So, you do not have to worry about being in a huge group of trekkers.

 

18.   Can beginners do this trek?

 

Annapurna Base Camp trek is certainly one of the best trekking trails for the beginner. The trek begins from TikheDhunga which is at the height of 1495m. This height is a normal elevation to start a trek. And in the span of 9 or 10 days depending upon your itinerary, you will reach 4,130 m. If you reach this height in 9 or 10 days, it is a gradual approach so you will not have a complication. Due to this reason also, it is a moderate level of the trek. Besides, you will be guided by our expert trekking leader who has wide knowledge about trekking in Nepal and Annapurna region. Thus, he will escort you gradually to your destination.

 

19.   Is this trek attainable by children?

 

Indeed, children can do this trek. Annapurna base camp trek is a moderate trek which is attainable by all age groups of people. However, trekkers trekking along with children may need to opt for a little different itinerary than the usual one that adults follow. Because although kids are fit enough to walk straight for 4-5 hours, it will somehow exhaust them for the next day. So, if you are looking to do this trek with kids, we have another version of Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

 

20.   How can we train ourselves for the Annapurna Base Camp trek?

For the ABC trek, we would suggest you to start training and preparation at least 1 month before the trek date. Any exercise that will increase your endurance level is recommended. Besides that, we would also advise you to do cardio exercises, swimming, walking, and hiking at least once a month. Doing these activities will prep you for the trek. And this preparation is amply enough for the trek.

 

21.   How difficult is Annapurna Base Camp Trek a difficult trek?

Annapurna base camp trek is not a difficult trek at all. As mentioned earlier, it is a moderate level of the trek. So, with proper pieces of training and exercise, you can complete the trek without any hesitation. Besides, there will be trekking guides who will be looking after you and your needs. Following the tips and techniques of the trekking leader, you can complete the trek efficiently. Thus, Annapurna Base Camp Trek is not a difficult trek rather a moderate level of the trek.

 

22.   How can we avoid altitude sickness during the trek?

Firstly, we would suggest you to not rush the trek even if you are energetic and think you can walk for another 4 or 5 hours. It is very unhealthy and dangerous while trekking in high altitudes. On the same note, staying hydrated is also very necessary. While trekking at least drinks 4 to 5 liters of water daily. This will avoid getting mountain sickness. Likewise, we would also advise eating soupy and foods that can be easily digested. Although food does not have much relation with altitude sickness however eating a heavy meal can give you digestion problems. Additionally, you should not drink while on the trek. Drinking will easily give you a headache which can result in altitude sickness. Also, you can intake Diamox pills too. You can purchase these pills in the pharmacy without a doctor’s prescription. These are some but very important tips to remember while trekking in Nepal. These will help you to avoid the chance of getting altitude sickness.

 

23.   Will there be electricity to charge our electrical devices?

Yes, electricity is available to charge your phones, camera batteries, or any other devices. However, you will have to pay for these services. Not all the teahouse charges money for using electricity to charge devices. But many will charge you extra costs. So, it is our suggestion to discuss the cost with the teahouse owner before using the service. Normally, it cost about NPR 200-300 to charge phones and camera batteries.

 

24.   Are there ATMs on the trail?

ATM’s unfortunately are not available on the trail of Annapurna base camp. So before starting the trek, you have to make enough money that will be sufficient from the start to the end of the trek. ATM’s are available in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

 

25.   Is foreign money accepted on the trail?

Unfortunately, foreign currencies are not accepted on the trail. On the trail, only Nepalese currencies (Nepali rupee) is accepted.

 

26.   How can we stay connected with our family back home? Can I get a phone reception?

Yes, phone reception is available in most of the places during the trek.  Likewise, WIFI services are also available on the trail. To use WIFI services, you are expected to pay a fee. These fees increase as you scale up the higher altitude. Usually, the cost of WIFI services ranges about NPR 400-500 each depending upon the location you are staying in. And another option to stay connected with your family back home is by using an internet data package if you have a local SIM card. You can buy a SIM card around the street of your trip hotel in Kathmandu/Pokhara or ask your guide to arrange it one for you. However, we must inform you that internet service may not be strong in all places.

 

27.   For the Annapurna Base Camp trek, is travel insurance required?

Yes, to cover the unforeseen risks, travel insurance is a must for all travelers coming to Nepal. We have a recommendation list of some travel insurance companies around the globe on our site. Please go through the link to get more details about it.

 

 

28.   Are all your guides first aid trained?

Yes, all the trekking guides appointed by our company are first aid trained. In case of minor injuries, they will treat the injured. And for your kind information, they all carry a first aid box with all the necessary medical supplies. They always keep them reorganized too.

 

29.   What happens if someone gets sick in between the journey?

If someone gets sick in between the journey, the trekking leader will make the necessary decision depending upon the condition of the trekkers. If the trekker is sick with minor injuries, then he/she will be treated and the trek will be continued. However, if the sickness is major then, getting the patient back in the city will be our priority. Thus, they will be flown back to the city to seek medical attention.

 

30.   Is it necessary to make a down payment to the reserve a spot in a trek? And how I book a trip?

To reserve a spot, it is indeed necessary to make down payment. To reserve a spot, 20% down payment of total cost is required.

 

31.   What is the cancellation policy of Accessible AdventureTeam?

To cancel the trip, they should inform us with a valid reason why they are cancelling the trek. Also, please note the, the deposit made to reserve a spot is non-refundable. The reason, why we made the down payment nonrefundable is because, as soon as we receive the confirmation from the clients, we use more than the deposit amount to make reservation for hotels, airlines, transportation’s and other things necessary to operate the trek efficiently. Also, if we cancel on these services, they will incur cancellation charge to us. However, we are free to postpone our reservation for any dates. Therefore, we ask our clients to postpone their trip rather than cancelling it whole. 

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