The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is among the most popular journeys in Nepal. The Annapurna region, situated in northwest Nepalis part of the Annapurna Conservation Area. It is home to several of the highest peaks in the world. Embarking on this once-in-a-lifetime trek, you will pass through local villages and be exposed to a diverse array of flora and fauna until you reach the breathtaking Annapurna Base Camp at 4130 meters. Few footpaths bring you as close to 7000m-8000m peaks as the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. At the climax, you will find yourself encompassed by pristine mountains, which form a natural amphitheater around you.
After traveling to Pokhara and briefly preparing for the trek this charming city, we start the path from Nayapul, passing through Ghorepani. Traveling through Ghorepani, your body will be able to get adapted and acclimatize with the high altitude. One stopping point, Poon Hill, offers a majestic panoramic view of the peaks in the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri regions. If you have any interest, the sunrise at Poon Hill is beautiful beyond compare. From the viewpoint, you can see Annapurna South(7219m), Barasikha, Hiunchuli(6441m), Nilgiri(7060m), and Machhapuchhre (also known as Fishtail Mountain). Macchapucchre (6993m) is revered as sacred to the god Shiva and is therefore off limits for climbing.
For the first several days, the trail guides you through terraced hillsides, lively forests, and alluring local villages. Then, dense sub-tropical forests dominate the landscape. Leading up to Annapurna Base Camp, you are surrounded by alpine meadows and rocky outcroppings. Finally, you will ascend to the base camp, a glacial basin surrounded by an incredible mountain-walled fortress. From this point, you will trek back down to Jhinu Hot Spring, a natural skin cleanser and muscle reliever. On the final day of the trek, you descend to Nayapul and celebrate the completion of the trek in Pokhara. The views along throughout this trek are unforgettable. Equally fascinating, throughout the trek, you will be exposed to the rich culture of the Gurung and other ethnic villages. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek rivals the Everest Base Camp Trek in terms of popularity and is often listed as one of the top 10 treks in the world. It is a true delight that should not be missed!
Trekking is possible throughout the year, but Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) provide the best weather. During the Spring, there is a bit more color and the rhododendrons are blooming, and in the Autumn months, the skies are generally clearer. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek requires fitness and acclimatization to avoid acute mountain sickness. Breeze Adventure arranges the trek with complete management. Please, feel free to contact us for more detailed information.
Ethnic Gurung and Magar culture
Spectacular viewpoints at Poon Hill and Annapurna Base Camp
Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuliand other massive mountain peaks
Jhinu Hot Springs
All our packages include accommodation in the cost. This accommodation is included during the set itinerary. While in Kathmandu, we provide a 2-3 Star hotel for you. During the trek, our guides will pick the best lodge for you to stay in based on their experience as well as room availability. All the accommodations will be twin-shared basis. In the mountain, Shower and toilet will be on Sharing basis. During high trekking season, you may have to share a room with a same-sex trekker from another group. Our company provides you a sleeping bag, two person tents with comfortable mattress for outdoor camping trek. Our Guide will try to set up your camp with spectacular view.
Nepal has a wide variety of food and it is easy to cater to your needs. If you are a vegetarian/vegan, gluten or lactose free, we are able to work around that if you let us know ahead of time. During your time in the hotel in Kathmandu, your breakfast is included. Lunch and dinner must be covered on your own. On the trek, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided. For teahouse treks, we can order typical Nepali food, continental ,Italian , Tibetan and Indian at teahouses. While camping, we will prepare the meals for you. After our trek, we will have a celebration/pre-departure traditional Nepali meal in Thamel.
Guide & Porters
A government-licensed guide will lead the trek. All our guides have tremendous experience on the trails and are passionate about the trekking industry. Our guides and porters are dedicated to making your experience of trekking in Nepal a memorable one. If there is any worry during your trek, our guides will address it. Your safety is our number one priority. For groups of more than six people, there will be two guides. For teahouse treks, there will be one porter for every two trekkers. For camping treks, we will need more porters in order to carry the food, kitchen equipment, tents, etc.
As many of our treks lead us high into the Himalayas, it is necessary to let our bodies sufficiently get used to the altitude. Our treks have acclimatization days built into the itinerary. It is best to take it slow to prevent altitude sickness. The level of fitness necessary for our treks varies depending on the trek. On average, expect to walk an average of 5-6 hours per day while on the trial. Generally, the treks can be done with an average level of fitness. More important than fitness or experience is one’s personal determination and positive attitude toward finishing and enjoying the trek.
We strongly recommend having travel insurance before going on a trek. We do our best to take care of you, but something can happen that is out of our control. In case of medical emergency, leading to a helicopter evacuation, it is best to have insurance. You are unable to obtain medical insurance in Nepal and must do so in your home country. Be sure that your insurance covers accidents abroad and high in the mountains.
Best Time to Travel
The peak seasons for traveling in Nepal are during the Spring (March to May) and the Autumn (September to November). These times provide the best scenery and clearest skies, but of course they are a little more crowded than the off-season. It is possible to trek during the Winter (December to February), but you will face cold temperatures. It is also possible to trek during the monsoon season (June to August), though the views will likely be covered by clouds and there is a high chance of rainfall.