Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • 15 Days - 14 Nights
  • 12 reviews  
  • Trip Cost
      US$  1000 680

Trip Highlights

  • Relax at the lakeside in Pokhara with enjoying the surrounding mountain vistas and lakes
  • Get the very closer views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Fishtail, and others
  • Walk along the route of Poon Hill Trek
  • Discover the Ethnic Villages and their culture
  • Enjoy the natural beauty of flora and fauna

ABC Trekking Overview

You get an enchanting experience after reaching the base of the world's 10th highest mountain-Annapurna (8091m). The highest Annapurna base camp trek altitude is 4130 meters. High Himalayan peaks and glacial ranges surround it.

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Annapurna base camp trek is also known as Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. This package offers astonishing high peaks, mountains, ethnic villages, ethnic cultures, natural hot springs as well as the beautiful flora and fauna of the Annapurna conservation area.

Trek to Annapurna Base Camp commences through the Nayapul which lies a bit far from the beautiful valley Pokhara set on the bank of Fewa Lake. It crosses various landscapes, including rice fields, oak, and rhododendron forest. You see the conspicuous waterfalls and gorgeous Himalayan vistas on your Annapurna base camp trek route.

Poon Hill is a fascinating place and lies on the way to the Annapurna. From this Hill, you can see a beautiful glimpse of Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Fishtail, and other Himalayan peaks. It is also an excellent sunrise viewing destination in the Annapurna region.

Similarly, Sinuwa is another vantage point for looking at Machchhapuchchhre Mountain very clearly.

In the same way, walking along the terraced landscapes, paddy farms, Modi Khola Gorge, Bamboo forest, thick pine, Gurung village, and Thakali village is an awe-inspiring trip in the Annapurna trekking region.

The rocky landscape and bare hills dominate the upper part of the Annapurna Base Camp. So, the trail becomes strenuous at a higher altitude. The trekking to ABC becomes special by the warm welcome of the local people and their delicious foods.

Likewise, hiking to Hot Spring on the way to Annapurna base camp for the natural hot bath is outstanding.

After reaching Deurali, your trail will be continued to the Machchhapuchchhre Base Camp which is surrounded by other mountain ranges. Then you will go on to the final destination i.e. Annapurna Base Camp. From there, you will observe the sunrise and sunset views over the Annapurna massifs very closely at an angle of 360 degrees.

Overall, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek Nepal can be a very fabulous experience throughout your lifetime. After summiting ABC, you will return through the same trail from Chomrong.

For the enticing ABC Trek Nepal, Rising Adventure manages the required arrangements with professional guides. We lead you to the base of Mt. Annapurna through your desired Annapurna base camp trek itinerary of 5 days or 7 days or 10 days or 12 days or 14 days.

Attractions of the trek to Annapurna Base Camp

It is well known that the hiking to the base camp of Mt. Annapurna is superb. You are welcomed by the Himalayan sceneries along the entire route from Pokhara. You can explore very close-up mountain views and the different peaks numerously from ABC. They are Annapurna Massif, Annapurna South, Machchhapuchchhre, Hiuchuli, Gangapurna, Gandharvachuli, Barhasikhar, Nilgiri Himal, Dhaulagiri ranges, Tukuche peak, Thapa peak, Dhampus peak, tan peak, and other neighboring snowcapped diverse Himalayan landscapes.

The beautiful floras and faunas are other major attractions of the trip to the base camp of Mt. Annapurna. Annapurna conservation area is home to green vegetation, flowering plants, and animals. It conserves 1,226 sorts of flowering plants, 174 types of birds, 102 species of mammals, 33 reptiles, and 22 amphibians.

The trail includes dense forests of rhododendron, fern, bamboo, tall oak, and alpine trees. The patches of grass sticking over the boulders look beautiful.

Endangered species such as Himalayan Musk deer and Kasmir Musk deer are found in this conservation area of Mt. Annapurna. A Chinese pangolin, snow leopard, red panda, clouded leopard, Himalayan black bear, Tibetan argali, Tibetan wolf, and other faunas are protected in this zone.

Culturally enriching is also a highlighting feature of the trip to Annapurna base camp. Ghandruk is the largest Gurung village. You will get surprised by knowing their local culture. They look stunning in their traditional dresses. Their hospitality is praiseworthy. However, most of the remote villages have less than 100 inhabitants.

Poon Hill hiking is another amazing feature. It offers magical sunrise views over the Annapurna ranges. The cascading river, natural hot springs, and suspension bridges add further excitement to travel to Mt. Annapurna.

Taking a rest in Pokhara after completing the journey is also the main attraction of the ABC trek. You can engage in a relaxing massage and restore those tired legs. Chilling out at Fewa lake with enjoying the mountain views remains always the favorite activity of the Annapurna region trail.

Major peaks of the Annapurna region above 2,000 meters

  • Annapurna I: 8,091 m
  • Annapurna II: 7,937 m
  • Annapurna III: 7,555 m
  • Annapurna IV: 7,524 m
  • Annapurna South: 7,273 m
  • Machchhapuchchhre: 6,997 m
  • Gangapurna: 7,454 m
  • Hiunchuli: 6,441 m
  • Tarke Kang: 7,193 m
  • Khangsha Kang: 7,485 m

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary

  1. Drive to Nayapul (30 mins) & trek to Ulleri (5-6 hrs walk)
  2. Trek to Ghorepani (5-6 hrs walk)
  3. Hike to Poon Hill (3210m) & trek to Tadapani (6-7 hrs walk)
  4. Trek to Chhomrong (5-6 hrs walk)
  5. Trek to Dovan (5-6 hrs walk)
  6. Trek to Deurali (4-5 hrs walk)
  7. Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (5-6 hrs walk)
  8. Trek back to Bamboo (6-7 hrs walk)
  9. Trek to Jhinu Danda (5-6 hrs walk)
  10. Trek back to Nayapul (6-7 hrs walk) & drive back to Pokhara (30 mins)

Note: We may also organize the Kathmandu sightseeing tour and the hotel booking in Kathmandu.

ABC Accommodation

Rising Adventure organizes 10 days of accommodation during the ABC trek. They are a two-night hotel in Pokhara and others in the tea-house during trekking to Annapurna Base Camp.

In the hotel of Pokhara, you will get a room with full amenities like wi-fi, a hot shower, an attached bathroom, a TV, and 24-hour waiter service. Laundry is also available on an extra payment basis. Besides, a room will be provided on a twin-sharing basis, but if you require it, a single supplement will also be provided. And we provide a single private accommodation for a solo traveler too.

On the other hand, we provide full facilities rooms in a tea-house wherever possible during trekking days. It is possible at Ulleri, Chomrong, Ghorepani, and Jhinu Danda where you can find a room with an attached bathroom, charging plug, and wi-fi too.

But you might not get those things in other places in this entire region. E.g. you need to use a shared toilet. There is the availability of Wi-fi and a hot bucket shower in the higher elevation, but you need to pay a little amount for using such things. So, it is recommended to buy a data pack with the SIM card and use it as per your requirement because Wi-fi in high altitude zones may not work properly, though you buy it.

Food during ABC Trek

We provide only breakfast in Pokhara. It is included in the accommodation cost together. But three times meals including seasonal fruits will be provided during the trek to Annapurna Base Camp in Nepal. Mostly, the typical Nepalese food, Western, and Asian items on the menu will be served during the hiking period in the mountain region.

Some of the popular cuisines are as follows;

Breakfast: Oatmeal, muesli, french toast with jam/butter/ cheese, boiled/fry eggs, pancakes, chapati, Tibetan bread, corn flakes, fruits, and vegetable

Lunch & Dinner: Nepali rice, lentil, seasonal curry, pickle, Sherpa stew, steaks, momo, pasta, chowmein, thukpa, sandwich, pizza, Korean ramen, macaroni, Tibetan bread, tenduk, potato items

Desserts: Rice pudding, apple pie, etc

Salad: Onion, tomato, mushroom, spinach, etc

Soup: Garlic soup, mushroom soup, chicken soup, vegetable soup, etc

Snacks: Papad, prawn, French fried, fry meat, dry meat, etc

Hot Drinks: lemon tea, green tea, ginger tea, black tea, milk tea, coffee, hot lemon, hot chocolate, and others

Hard Drinks: wine, beers, whisky, and others

Note: All kinds of drinks, dairy products, chocolates, and cheese items are excluded from the package of the Mt. Annapurna base camp trek. You need to pay yourself for those items.

Itinerary

  • Day 01: Drive to Nayapul (42 km/ 1.30 min) and Trek to Ulleri Village (5-6 hrs walk)

    Your trek will embark on from the place called Nayapul just 1-hour drive on a private vehicle from Pokhara. It takes almost 30 minutes to reach Birethati(1,015m) along the roadways. It is a large village with shops and teahouses. There is a checkpoint too for checking your ACAP permit. You will continue walking along the villages like Dhang Shing, Sudame, and Hile. You will have lunch in Hile and take a rest over there. Then the trail goes up continuously until you don’t reach Tikhedunga(1,570m) walking along the Bhurungdi River. Then, you will ascend steeply through the rhododendron forest and the farming lands for one hour to Ulleri. It is a village, covered by many ethnic groups, especially Magar.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Ulleri
    • 1960 m
  • Day 02: Trek to Ghorepani (4-5 hrs walk)

    Today, you will trek for almost 5 hours to reach Ghorepani. Your trek will move up towards Banthati(2,250m) and then Nangethanti(2,460m) via the majestic forest of oak and the national flower of Nepal called Rhododendron. From Banthati, you can explore Annapurna III and Mt. Fishtail. You will have a short stop at Nangethanti for drinking a cup of tea. Finally, you will be at Ghorepani(2,860m) after walking for approximately 1:30 min. You will eat your lunch directly at Ghorepani after reaching there.

    From Ghorepani, you can enjoy the mountain views like Mt. Dhaulagiri ranges, Annapurna South, Hiuchuli peak, Barhasikhar Peak, Mt. Fishtail, Tukuche Peak, Nilgiri Himal, Dhampus peak, Thapa peak, and others. It is a Magar village.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Ghorepani
    • 2860 m
  • Day 03: Hike to Poon Hill (3210m/ 10531ft) and Trek to Tadapani (6-7 hrs walk)

    Today, you will go for hiking almost two hours to Poon Hill at 3,210 meters. It is a vantage point for looking at the scenic sunrise over the ranges of the high Himalayas. So, you will hike up steeply very early in the morning, spend almost 1 hour on the summit and come back to Ghorepani for having a hot breakfast.

    Then you will ascend to Deurali(2,960m). along ridges and through the beautiful forest of bamboo and rhododendron. After that, you will descend to Banthanti. It is another place with the same name. You will have lunch there. Then the trail goes along the normal pathways at first, then it goes down steeply to a small river and again ascends and the trail turns off to Tadapani.

    Tadapani is a Gurung village. From there, you can explore the Annapurna South, Mt. Fishtail, Hiuchuli Peak, and the distant views of Annapurna III.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Tatopani
    • 2700 m
  • Day 04: Trek to Chhomrong (5-6 hrs walk)

    The trekking of today is not too easy. You will descend through the forests and the Gurung villages like Chuile and Gurjung. You will have a tea break at Gurjung Gaun. Then you will cross the suspension bridge over the Gurjung River and ascend sharply for almost 45 minutes. Finally, you will arrive at Chhommrong at an elevation of (2170m/ 7119 ft). En route, you may get a glance of Red Panda in the rhododendron and bamboo forests.

    From Chhomrong too, you can see the mountain views like shown in Tadapani. It is also a Gurung village so, you can get closer to them and learn their language and culture.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Chhomrong
    • 2170 m
  • Day 05: Trek to Dovan (5-6 hrs walk)

    Today, the trail goes down and crosses the suspension bridge over the Chhomrong River. Then the trail ascends slightly till to Lower Sinuwa. The trekking goes ahead across the upper Modi Khola Valley. Then your trek will continue ascending steeply to upper Sinuwa. It is a vantage point for looking at Machhapuchchhre very clearly. Afterward, you will reach a place called Bamboo through the rhododendron forest where your lunch is ready. After trekking up for almost one and a half an hour, you will be at Dovan. 

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Dovan
    • 2600 m
  • Day 06: Trek to Deurali (4-5 hrs walk)

    Today, you will have the shortest trek due to the high altitude and the risk of snow avalanches in the area you will cross the following day. So, you will ascend through the forest of bamboo and rhododendron to the place known as Himalaya. There are only three hotels for the lunch. So, you can eat lunch over there and continue the trek to Hinko cave. Finally, your trail moves on and takes you to Deurali. It is considered the gateway to the sanctuary.

    From Deurali also, you can explore the Mt. Fishtail views. 

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Deurali
    • 3230 m
  • Day 07: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (5-6 hrs walk)

    Today, you are going to reach your final destination. So, your trail climbs onto the Machchhhapuchchhre Base Camp, entirely surrounded by mountains like Mt. Fishtail itself, Annapurna III, and Gangapurna Himal. You will get a tea break at MBC.

    From there, you need to go up sharply almost 2 hours ahead to reach the Annapurna Base Camp. The base camp of Mt. Annapurna is covered by snowy mountains. There, you will see the mountain's spectacular views and enjoy the Himalayas' beauty. After reaching ABC, you will enjoy your lunch in front of the close-up mountain views. Such as Mt. Annapurna Massifs, Gangapurna Himal, Mt. Fishtail, ten peak, and other neighboring snowcapped peaks.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Annapurna Base Camp
    • 4130 m
  • Day 08: Trek back to Bamboo (6-7 hrs walk)

    You will follow the same route and reach to Bamboo for spending a night.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Bamboo
    • 2310 m
  • Day 09: Trek to Jhinu Danda (5-6 hrs walk)

    Today, you will follow the same route until Chhomrong and your trail will go down very steeply to the place called Jhinu. From there, you will have almost 40 minutes hike to Hot Spring where you can have a bath in natural hot springs.

    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tea House
    • Jhinu Danda
    • 1780 m
  • Day 10: Trek to Nayapul (6-7 hrs walk) and drive to Pokhara (42km/ 1:30 min)

    From Jhinu hot springs, you will go to Sewe, Saulibazaar, and to Birethati, and then to Nayapul following the same route. After an hour's drive, you will be in Pokhara.

    • Breakfast and Lunch
    • 3 Star Hotel
    • Pokhara
    • 800 m

Trip note

The prime duty of Rising Adventure P. Ltd. is to provide the safety and security. During the trip, some factors may affect and cause to change our itinerary such as weather condition, transportation, health condition of our clients and other natural disasters. At this moment, our company gives full authority to our guides for deciding what to do or not to do concerning on the interest of our clients.

We can also customize this trip for a single too according to his/her requirements.

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
  • All necessary paper works, permits, and TIMS cards for trekking
  • Two-night accommodation in Pokhara on the basis of twin sharing including breakfast 
  • Three meals a day during the treks (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) according to your choice
  • Seasonal fruit during the trek
  • Accommodation during the trek
  • English speaking, experienced, friendly, and knowledgeable trekking guide during the trip (Salary, food, accommodation, and insurance)
  • Pokhara to Nayapul (Trekking starting point) and Nayapul to Pokhara (Trekking ending point) by private vehicle
  • All the government taxes
  • Farewell dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurants with traditional dance 

Note: We may manage a porter on request.

Cost Excludes:

  • Nepal arrival visa fee
  • Travel Insurance
  • Alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks during trekking
  • Tips for guide
  • Porter
  • All your personal expenses and other expenses which are not mentioned in "Cost includes"

Useful info

How difficult is trekking to the base camp of Mt. Annapurna?

While grading the Mt. Annapurna base camp trek, it is neither easier nor harder. It is like a moderate trekking destination that can be done by every trekker with strong determination. However, there are lots of factors that determine the Annapurna base camp trek's difficulty.

One of the determining factors is the trekking altitude because it is very difficult to trek in high-elevation areas. But the highest trekking altitude of Annapurna base camp is only 4130 meters above sea level. And below 5000 meters is considered under the low risk of high altitude sickness. However, you may feel uncomfortable just after going over 3000 meters elevation. The headache, dizziness, diarrhea, shortness of breath, vomiting, and others are general symptoms of high altitude sickness.

Weather condition plays a vital role during trekking to Mt. Annapurna. Because the weather is an unforeseen thing though the weather forecaster does some predictions. It means if the condition of the atmosphere remains ok, the trekking will be easier. Otherwise, you might face hindrances.

Another factor is the trekking duration. It means how long and for how many days you need to walk to complete the entire trekking to the base camp of Mt. Annapurna. Normally, you have to trek for almost 6 hours per day mostly over the stone stairs. It is possible only when you are physically fit and passionately confident about the trekking destination. The total duration of the ABC trek is 10 days, but the itinerary can customize as per the requirements of the clients. This trek can be finished within a week too if you really want to join.

Trekking distance is an equally affecting factor while analyzing the difficulty level of the Annapurna base camp. The ABC is approximately 60 kilometers far from the valley, known as Pokhara. It means almost 120 kilometers in total and 10-20 kilometers in a day.

The Annapurna trekking trail also measures the difficulty level of the trekking destination. A trail of Annapurna base camp is full of ups and downs, twists and turns, and rocky routes. The steep stone trails consisting of 3300 steps are surprising, but walking on those steps may make you feel exhausted. It is a longer trekking trail.

The ability of trekkers to walk and experience also creates issues during trekking. If you are an experienced trekker, it would be very supportive while trekking to the Himalayas of Nepal.

Along with physical laborious factors, managing money for trekking is equally difficult. But the Annapurna base camp trek is a budget trek. It is not expensive compared to other trekking packages like the Annapurna circuit, Everest base camp, and the Manaslu circuit trekking.

Overall, the Annapurna base camp trekking in Nepal is not as hard as in other trekking destinations. Besides, the trekking preparation activities can reduce the difficulty level of trekking to some extent. They are as follows;

The trekkers can build up their stamina by daily walking and joining hiking activities. The ascending and descending walking habit would be very beneficial while going to the Annapurna base camp trek.

Similarly, if you have a previous trekking experience to the higher elevation, this would be very supportive to cover the day-to-day distance as per the itinerary. However, the Annapurna base camp is designed on the basis of a longer trekking itinerary. So, you can complete it easily.

Though, trekking to Annapurna base camp solo is possible. It is always recommendable to hire a guide or at least a porter. So, you can get a company and the trail would be easier as you do not need to pressurize your mind for searching the routes on a map.

On the other hand, a guide assists you in case of emergency. For instance, if you get altitude sickness, s/he will help you. A Helicopter charter is also possible if your health condition is serious.

In order to tackle the high altitude problems, you must make your body hydrated by drinking much water. Please, do not smoke and drink alcohol and take a balanced diet. Proper acclimatization is the most important preventative method for avoiding high altitude sickness. If you feel a headache or other altitude symptoms, you must tell your guide or porter. S/he always carries the first-aid medicine like Diamox and takes you down to the lower elevated place. If you need a doctor, s/he contacts us and we will send a helicopter to take you to the hospital in Kathmandu. But your travel insurance must cover your medical and helicopter charter expenses.

In the same, taking a sufficient amount of money with you make your trip comfortable because your ATM cards do not work in the Himalayan region of Nepal. And it is a bit expensive in the higher elevation of Nepal. So, please take enough money with you while trekking to Mt. Annapurna base camp.

At last, walking on the main route without following the sub-trails and selecting healthy foods and clean drinking water are enough to overcome the obstacles that promote the Annapurna base camp difficulties.

Best time for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Spring and autumn seasons are taken as the best time for trekking to the base camp of Mt. Annapurna in Nepal. The former includes the months of March, April, and May whereas the latter consists of September, October, and November.

However, April and October months can be considered the excellent time for Annapurna trekking among these six different months. Because April says bye-bye to winter and welcomes the summer season. As a result, the temperature would be warmer in April. It means neither too much cold nor too much hot. But it may be colder in the higher elevation.

Similarly, the sky remains clear and displays snowcapped mountain views from the morning to the evening time. During April, a day extends day by day. So, you can walk for a longer time to reach the destination. Though it is snowy in high-altitude places, walking would be so difficult due to the use of the right trekking gears. But if it rains, unfortunately, it would be harder as the paths may get slippery.

Except for the views of mountains, you can enjoy the beautiful floras as the flowering plants like rhododendron blossoms during spring.

On the other hand, October is equally a beautiful month of the year. It comes after the monsoon season. Though September does not fall under the rainy times, there would be rainfall till the second week. But in October, there is no possibility of rain, though it happens sometimes. It is a drier month.

However, the rain washes out every dust from the sky. As a result, the sky looks transparent. The beautiful blue sky seems clear. So, you can enjoy crystal clear Himalayan panoramas every day.

It is well known that the month, of October, welcomes the winter season, but it is not a cold time. In case of rain, the temperature may go down and it may be colder at night. However, the temperature remains cold in the higher elevation of Nepal.

What to pack for the Annapurna base camp trek?

You must pack those things for trekking to the base camp of Mt. Annapurna that you really need. Otherwise, you can leave other redundant things at the hotel in Pokhara or Kathmandu or at our office free of cost. Your things will be saved whether it is in a hotel or our office and make your backpack light while walking.

You must carry with you your original passport, your passport-size photographs, travel insurance, wallet, credit cards, and other important paperwork. These are the compulsory things that you need while traveling.

Except for these mandatory documents, you must carry other essential things like clothes, bags, and so on. The backpack would be lighter if you take the light and warm clothes that dry instantly even in the wind within some hours. It helps you in making your bag not heavy and you do not need to carry lots. And the dresses depend on the seasons as well.

They are as bellows;

  • Trekking Shoes
  • Thermal Shorts
  • Inner Thermal Set
  • Light Fleece Jacket
  • Down Jacket
  • Sweater
  • Minimum 2 pieces of warm trekking trousers

Compulsory Trekking Accessories

  • Trekking pole
  • Sunglass
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunhat
  • Trekking gloves
  • Woolen cap
  • Woolen socks
  • Sports Socks
  • Headlight
  • Raincoat & backpack rain cover
  • Toilet Kit

Some Frequently Asked Questions

How fit is it need to be?

ABC is a moderately difficult trek. A physically fit and fine person without previous trekking experience can complete this trekking. But you must have strong determination mentally to do the trek.

How long is it needed to walk per day during the ABC trek?

It is needed to walk for almost 5-6 hours per day during the ABC trek on average.

What is the highest altitude of the Annapurna base camp trek?

4,190 meters is the highest altitude for trekking to ABC. It is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp.

Are there facilities for battery charging and a hot shower on the Annapurna trekking route?

The facilities of battery charging and hot showering are available in the route of ABC. But you need to pay a small amount for having a hot shower at a higher elevation like almost $1.

Are there ATMs en route to ABC?

No, there are no facilities for ATMs on the Annapurna base camp route. And the tea houses do not accept credit cards as well. So, you must withdraw enough cash from Kathmandu or Pokhara. It would be easier if you have Nepali currency.

What about internet access?

There is accessibility to the internet en route to ABC. You can get Wi-fi at every tea house. But it may work slowly, especially in the higher elevation and you need to pay for using it in high altitude places. But it is free in the lower elevation. So, it is suggested to buy a data pack from the SIM card which may cost cheaper and work speedily.

Is it needed to hire a guide for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Annapurna region is not a restricted area. So, a trekker can join the trekking in this region solo. But it is advisable to hire at least one Nepalese whether a guide or a porter for making your trip easier and make your mind stress-free. This would be a safer idea too. But it depends on your confidence level.

How much do guides and porters cost?

It costs almost USD 25 for a guide and USD 20 for a porter in the Annapurna region trekking. But one porter can carry the backpack of two trekkers up to 20 kg in total.

How much should I tip guides and porters?

Tipping is western culture. But it is being a culture in Nepal as well, especially in the travel sector. A guide and a porter will be happy if they get a tip.

But the amount of tip is not set in Nepal. You can give a tip as per your preference depending on your satisfaction level.

Except for the guide and porter, you do not need to give a tip to the driver or hotel staff. Because it is charged already in a bill. However, it is up to you whether to provide a tip or not.

How long does it take to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu?

It takes almost 6 hours to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu on a bus. And it takes only 20 minutes by aeroplane.

What sorts of accommodation are available during the ABC trek?

During the Annapurna base camp trek, you will spend your night at the tea house. It is a small hotel and lodge which provides breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as a room for sleeping.

You can get good accommodation with an attached bathroom and free hot showering with free wi-fi in the lower elevation of the Annapurna trek route.

But the accommodation will be basic in the higher elevation. You can get a twin-sharing room with a bed, pillow, and blanket. The toilets are provided on a sharing basis.

Can beginners do this trek?

Annapurna base camp trek is the best destination for beginners. It is neither easier nor harder. It is situated in the normal elevation that every healthy person can adjust to with proper acclimatization. The walking trail is also not complicated.

How long is the Annapurna Base Camp trek?

The Annapurna base camp trek is almost 120 km long from and to Pokhara. It can be completed within 7 days. But our planned itinerary is 11 days.

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

We suggest you involve in normal activities like walking, hiking, swimming, and cardio exercises at least a month before your trekking begins.

What is the level of fitness expected from the participants?

Normally, healthy people can do the Annapurna base camp trek. S/He must be fit and fine both mentally and physically. Otherwise, it is ok.

How can we avoid altitude sickness during the trek?

You need to make hydrated your body by drinking lots of water and soup. And avoiding alcoholic things and smoking would be beneficial for overcoming altitude sickness during the ABC trek.