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  • Duration13 Days
  • Price from$1295/ person
  • Difficulty LevelModerate
  • Max Altitude4,130 M (13,550 ft)

Annapurna region is known to be one of the favourite destinations in Nepal for various reasons. The vast diversity of the landscape, the rich cultures, and the panoramic views of the Himalayas all combine to create a mystical and unique experience. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek, also known as the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, is a 13-day trek that takes you from the highs of Annapurna Base Camp, Ghorepani Poon Hill, and to the lows of the peaceful city of Pokhara. Mt. Machhapuchre, also known as Mt. Fishtail (6,993 m), will be visible throughout the route, providing you with the perfect photographic opportunities in the morning and evening as the rays of the setting sun hit the majestic mountain alongside other peaks in the Annapurna range.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek starts in the cultural heritage town of Kathmandu. You will be met at the Kathmandu airport, and the Annapurna trek begins with a guided city tour. Starting from Kathmandu means you will meet your guide and the team from Rugged Trails Nepal, who will give you a complete overview of the trip as well as a warm welcome. We will help you check your trekking gear and make sure you have everything you need for the big hikes ahead.

Depending on your chosen package, you will either drive or fly to Pokhara from Kathmandu in the morning. Your hotel will be pre-booked in Pokhara, so you can check in and enjoy the peaceful town with the beautiful Fewa Lake next to your hotel. The mountains will be clearly visible from Pokhara, and you will soon be reaching the lap of those mountain peaks.

This Annapurna Base Camp trek itinerary is longer than some others, as it covers Ghorepani Poon Hill, Tadapani, and other places. This gives you more time to explore the Annapurna Foothills. If you are looking for a shorter ABC Trek, you can find a link below. However, if you have the time, we would highly recommend this itinerary. The last section of the walk returns hikers to Pokhara, where they may unwind and consider their incredible adventure.

Join Rugged Trails Nepal on this epic trek through the lowland jungles, terraced hills, hot springs, lush rhododendron forests, and quaint villages. Climb to the high mountains to find the epic beauty of what is known as the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, surrounded by an amphitheatre of sacred mountains. Come and discover with your own eyes why this trek remains ever-popular among trekkers.

What are the best things to see and do on the Annapurna Base Camp trek?

World Heritage Sites Visited in Kathmandu: Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, and Pashupatinath are just a few of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites that can be found in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. For anybody interested in Nepal's rich history and culture, these historic places are a must-visit.

Beautiful Pokhara city with a view of the mountains and lakes: Pokhara is a lovely city situated in the Himalayan foothills. The city is renowned for its numerous lakes and rivers as well as its breathtaking vistas of the Annapurna range. Before or after their trip to Annapurna Base Camp, hikers frequently stop in Pokhara for a few days. 

The breathtaking views from Poon Hill, the route, and Annapurna Base Camp: The breathtaking view is one of the attractions of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Trekkers may take in expansive vistas of the Annapurna range, including the tenth-highest peak in the world, Annapurna I, from Poon Hill. Trekkers will pass through verdant forests, terraced farms, and little communities along the way. From Annapurna Base Camp, the vistas are truly stunning. 

The Cultural Experience: Trekkers will get the chance to learn about the locals' culture and way of life because the Annapurna region is home to a rich culture. Trekkers frequently stop at teahouses along the journey, giving them the opportunity to meet locals and learn about their culture.

The Challenge to Reach Annapurna Base Camp: The trip to Annapurna Base Camp is a fairly challenging one, but it is also incredibly rewarding. Trekkers who finish the journey will experience an unsurpassed sense of accomplishment. Your physical and mental stamina will be put to the test during the walk.

Meeting with new people: Hikers, if you like to meet new people from all over the world, trekking is a terrific way to do so. Hikers frequently develop strong ties with one another, and these friendships can endure a lifetime.

Healing Himalayas: The Himalayas are considered to have medicinal characteristics, and many hikers say they feel revitalised after their climb. The fresh air, the breathtaking scenery, and the challenge of the journey can all affect one's sense of well-being.

Jhinu Hot Spring: The water from the springs is purported to have therapeutic qualities and is thought to be beneficial in treating a number of illnesses, including skin conditions, arthritis, and rheumatism. Travellers and hikers who want to unwind and soak in the warm waters frequent the springs as well.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek or Everest Base Camp Trek?

The Everest Base Camp Trek and the Annapurna Base Camp Trek are two of Nepal's most well-known hiking routes. Despite having differing rewards and difficulties, both hikes provide breathtaking vistas of the Himalayas.

A moderate trip that takes 5–13 days to complete is the Annapurna Base Camp trip. It is a fantastic choice for hikers seeking a strenuous but rewarding journey without the extremely high altitude of Everest Base Camp. While the Everest Base Camp Trek's highest point is 5,364 metres high, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek's highest point is 4,130 metres high.

A more difficult trip that takes 14–21 days to complete is the Everest Base Camp trip. Trekkers who are in good physical shape and want a really epic adventure might consider it. Additionally, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is more costly than the Everest Base Camp Trek.

FeatureAnnapurna Base Camp TrekEverest Base Camp Trek
Difficulty Moderate Strenuous
Duration 5 to 13 Days 14 to 16 Days
Altitude 4,130 M 5,364 M
Cost Less expensive Quite Expensive
Starting Point.     Pokhara Lukla

Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara

The hike from Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp is the most well-known way to reach the base camp. Starting in Pokhara, a lovely lakeside town, the story takes place. Trekkers drive to Jhinu Bridge, where the hike starts, from Pokhara. Up to the Annapurna Base Camp, the journey follows the Modi Khola River valley. Rough Paths One of the most popular trekking routes from Pokhara to the Annapurna Region is the short Nepal Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Follow the link below to the Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek if you're only looking for the fastest route to get there. If you are already in Pokhara and looking for the 7 Annapurna Base Camp Trek, then write us to get the new trip cost. 

What is the best time of year to do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

  • Autumn/Fall 

The best months for hiking in Nepal are September through November. It's dry and clear outside, with bright sunny days and excellent visibility. The best time to go hiking is also when there are fewer risks of weather-related natural disasters. Since this is Nepal's biggest trekking season, the routes are also crowded at this period.

  • Spring

The spring season, which lasts from March through May, is regarded as the second-best choice. The weather is mostly clear, though it is a touch cool, especially further up. The morning sun is shining, and flowers are in full bloom. Snow, however, has a greater likelihood of occurring.

  • Season of Summer (June to August)

Warm, muggy weather as well as limited vision owing to clouds and mist are all characteristics of the monsoon season. Another significant issue at this time of year is leeches. Despite the fact that, throughout this period, we have successfully completed several hikes,. If you plan to go on a hike at this time, the clouds moving, snow-capped mountain peaks, and vegetation will just take your breath away.

  • Season of Winter

From December through February, cold temperatures are common at higher altitudes. This time of year is unsuitable for the ABC Trek because of the snow and ice. Because there may likely be some avalanches during this time, we really don't advise ABC Trek. Because our guides are familiar with the routes and every inch of the trekking paths, we haven't had any casualties. We advise lower-elevation treks, such as those in the Annapurna region, the Kathmandu Valley Rim trip, etc., if you are still interested in hiking.

How difficult do trekkers find the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Some people may wonder if the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is difficult. After all, Malaysian toddlers have completed the trek, even though they were just a few months shy of their first birthday. However, it's important to note that the toddlers were not walking during the trek. We are talking about altitude sickness here. The trek is designed with altitude in mind, so it is important to be physically and mentally prepared for the high altitude.

You don't need to be an athlete to complete the trek, but you should be prepared for a 5-7 hour walk with a small day pack. Cycling, swimming, and stair climbing are all good ways to prepare for the trek. If you practice yoga or deep breathing exercises, that is also beneficial.

  • Six weeks or more before the expedition, begin your training.
  • Increase your exercise time and intensity little by little.
  • Sleep a lot and maintain a balanced diet.
  • If you have any health worries, discuss them with your doctor.
  • Know the signs of altitude sickness and how to respond if you experience them.

What gear do I need for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

You don't need a lot of specialised gear or equipment for this teahouse hike to the Annapurna Base Camp. As this is a teahouse hike, we won't need to bring food. There are a few necessities, though. To get an idea of the equipment you'll need for hiking, click the link.

Is travel insurance necessary for the trek to Annapurna Base Camp?

Yes, having travel insurance that includes medical evacuation and search and rescue for the Ghorepani Annapurna Base Camp is required. Additionally, it's crucial to thoroughly review your policy's exclusions. Our suggestion is Worldnomads.

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The 13 Days Annapurna Base Camp trip via Poon Hill itinerary is a well-known trip in Nepal that brings you to two of the best locations for seeing mountains and the dawn. The journey travels through several communities, each with its own distinct culture and traditions. You should be in decent physical shape before tackling the trip because it is somewhat demanding. The route stops in Tatopani, Ghorepani, Chomrong, and Tadapani, all of which have breathtaking views of the nearby mountains. The hike also includes stops at Machhapuchhre Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp, both providing stunning dawn views. If you are looking for a shorter trek to Annapurna Base Camp, The Rugged Trails Nepal also offers 4 and 5-day treks from Pokhara.

  • Day: 1
    Arrival in Kathmandu.

    Your arrival will take place at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. Outside the airport terminal, one of The Rugged Trails Nepal's representatives will meet you. They will then assist you in getting to your accommodation. Additionally, you can find out all you need to know about the hotel where you will be staying. You will receive a briefing from the guide or corporate Team leader on your hike and other pertinent details.

    • Hotel
    • NA
    • Dinner
    • 1300 M
    • Kathmandu
  • Day: 2
    Full Day Kathmandu Sightseeing.

    In the morning, you will have a delicious breakfast at your hotel. You'll then go on a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu. The capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu, boasts a distinctive fusion of both contemporary and traditional culture. This city's architecture reflects that. You will be astounded to witness some contemporary structures and historic temples from the mediaeval era. You will meet your guide when you get back to your hotel, and he or she will assist you check your equipment and bag pack. You can buy anything today if you forget to bring it. 

    • Hotel
    • 3 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast
    • 1300 M
    • Kathmandu
  • Day: 3
    Kathmandu to Pokhara.

    You'll travel to the magnificent Pokhara Valley. A 6-7 hour bus ride from Kathmandu will take you to the tourist haven of Pokhara. The bus trip is beautiful because the route passes by some stunning hills. Additionally, there are raging rivers that flow between the hills. These rivers emerge from the Himalayan range. Mountains may also be seen for the first time, albeit being pretty far away. Your hotel is located near to the fewa lake, so you may take a guided or alone evening walk around the lake. 

    • Hotel
    • 6-7 Hour Drive
    • Breakfast
    • 827 M
    • Pokhara
    • 210 Km
  • Day: 4
    Pokhara Drive to Ulleri (48 km) Trek to Ghorepani.

    There will be a combination of driving and hiking today. You'll start by going to Ulleri Village. This 2- to 3-hour journey is mostly smooth, but there are a few bumps. Nayapul is the starting point for several other treks in this area, including the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Khopra Danda Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, and many more.

    The location of the most extensive rhododendron forests in the world today will be our first stop after exiting the vehicle. This location is known as Ghorepani. You may expect to reach Ghorepani (2860 meters) in about 4 hours. The Annapurna Mountains surround Ghorepani in a stunning setting. Poon Hill, a fantastic hill, is also easily accessible from there. Evening it's worth visiting Poon Hill for a sunset view so if you want to go then consult our guide, however, we will be visiting the next morning for sunrise. 

    There is also a Jeep Drive tour & trek to Poon Hill from Pokhara and Rugged Trails Nepal arranged for those who don't want or are able to walk up to Ghorepani.
    • Lodge
    • 4-5 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast, lunch, Dinner
    • 2,880 M (9,446 ft)
    • Ghorepani
    • 8 Km
  • Day: 5
    Morning Hike up to Poon Hill 3210M (10,529 ft) and trek to Tadapani.

    You will need to get up early today because you need to go to Poon Hill before the sun rises. Poon Hill (3210 metres) is about an hour's worth of hiking away. The Poon Hill route is nearly entirely made up of stairs. Once there, you'll be treated to stunning vistas of mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Machhapuchare, among others. From there, you may also get some breathtaking dawn vistas.

    After that, you'll head down to your Ghorepani teahouse for breakfast. After that, you'll travel outside to Tadapani (2630 metres), another charming village. There is a 6-7 hour hike to Tadapani. Along the trip, there will be various uphill and downhill sections.

    Along the trip, you will also travel through rhododendron woods, giving you a chance to see some of the region's stunning flora and animals.

    • Lodge
    • 6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2650 M (8,693 ft)
    • Tadapani
    • 10 KM
  • Day: 6
    Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong.

    You will be able to see the Annapurna range on occasion as you stroll through a magnificent forest of oaks and rhododendrons. Until you arrive at Kimrong Khola, where you will eat lunch, this portion of the hike is lovely. From here, the track climbs steadily for 1-2 hours; once at the top of the ridge, the route is relatively simple all the way to Chomrong Village (2,170 meters). The entrance to the Annapurna Sanctuary lies in Chomrong. It takes 5–6 hours to walk from Tadapani to Chomrong. We are following the route to Annapurna Base Camp from Tadapani so this section will not cover Ghandruk village. 

    • Lodge
    • 6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2,170 M (7,119 ft)
    • Chhomrong
    • 9 Km
  • Day: 7
    Trek from Chhomrong to Himalaya.

    The route initially descends via tens of thousands of steps to reach the Chomrong Khola from Chhomrong. A suspension bridge will be crossed before you continue your ascent to Khuldighar, which is at 2,380 metres. There used to be a checkpoint for the Annapurna Conservation Area (ACAP) here. After walking from Chhomrong, you will reach a clearing in a forest in the ACAP zone. The route then descends rather sharply to a granite bank. As you pass through many bamboo groves to the right of the river, the route finally levels off and becomes a flat area. You will reach Himalaya, which is located at an elevation of 2920 metres, after hiking for a few hours through the bamboo and rhododendron woods. 

    • Lodge
    • 6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2,920 M (9,577 ft)
    • Himalaya
    • 12 Km
  • Day: 8
    Trek from Himalaya to Annapurna Base Camp via MBC Camp 3700 M (12,136 ft)

    You can reach Deurali from Himalaya by walking for an hour. After that, you will gradually ascent via a riverbed before ascending a difficult route that takes you to Bagar's mountaintop. It could be a little challenging to walk from Bagar to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700 metres). Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC) offers spectacular views of the majestic Machhapuchhre as well as Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharva Chuli, and Gangapurna. You will go to Annapurna Base Camp from Machhapuchhre Base Camp. On your route to ABC from MBC, the forested greenery that is the characteristic of the ABC trip vanishes. The walking route from MBC to ABC also gets wider. 

    You will reach Annapurna Base Camp (4130 metres) after a 90 to 2-hour hike from MBC. Today's trip takes 5 to 6 hours to complete from the Himalaya to Annapurna Base Camp. You will see some of the most breathtaking vistas of the Annapurna south face rising above us from Annapurna Base Camp. The Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, and other peaks are once again visible from Annapurna Base Camp.

    • Lodge
    • 6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 4,130 M (13,546 ft)
    • Annapurna Base Camp
  • Day: 9
    Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo

    You will begin your descend back after taking in the majesty of the mountains as you watch the dawn from Annapurna Base Camp in the morning. The same trail that you came from will be used to go back. The river that you travelled alongside during your ascent will be your walking companion now. The majority of today's walk is downward. So the walk today is fairly simple. Additionally, you will continue to be able to get a few amazing views of the surroundings. You will arrive at Bamboo (2310 metres) after 7-8 hours of hiking. The night will be spent in Bamboo.

    • Lodge
    • 7-8 Hours Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner.
    • 2,310 M (7,576 ft )
    • Bamboo
    • 14 Km
  • Day: 10
    Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu danda

    Before you reach Kuldighar, you must first do an arduous trip. To reach Chhomrong Khola, you must next do a downhill journey. The journey to Chhomrong will thereafter take around an hour as you ascend a series of stone steps. The route then turns downward to Jhinu Danda, where you'll spend the night. Jhinu Danda (1780 metres) is a 5- to 6-hour walk away. Taking a hot springs shower is possible at Jhinu Danda. Only a short downhill walk of 30 minutes separates Jhinu Danda and the hot springs.

    Here you can enjoy the Hot Spring after reaching Jhinu Danda, if you feel tired and don't want to go anywhere then next morning before driving back to Pokhara we can go to the Hot Spring.
    • Lodge
    • 6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • 1,780 M (5,838 ft)
    • Hot Spring (Jhinu)
    • 12 Km
  • Day: 11
    Jhinu Hot Spring Drive to Pokhara

    Enjoy the last Mountain morning breakfast at the Tea houses and short Walk to the Jeep station. Scenic drive to Pokhara, transfer to your hotel in Pokhara. Free time for massage, shopping in Pokhara. 

    • Hotel
    • 30 Min Walk
    • Breakfast
    • 827 M
    • Pokhara
  • Day: 12
    Drive back to Kathmandu, Evening Farewell.

    As per the itinerary today, you're going to Kathmandu by a Tourist bus. To go from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus would take you around 6-7 hours. Along the trip, you'll pass through little towns with their unique cultures, picturesque hills, and swift rivers. You may go souvenir shopping once you've arrived in Kathmandu. Evening farewell dinner with Rugged Trails Nepal Team Leader.  

    • Hotel
    • 6-7 Hour Drive
    • Breakfast, Dinner
    • 1300 M
    • Kathmandu
    • 210 Km
  • Day: 13
    Final departure.

    You may get assistance with your transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport from Rugged Trails Nepal. This airport is where you will board your flight to home. 3 hours before to the planned departure, you will arrive at the airport. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you wish to prolong your trip to Nepal or join another tour there. 

    • NA
    • 30 Min Drive
    • Breakfast
    • NA
    • NA
    • 5 KM

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What's Included

  • Full Board (breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) in Trekking
  • Domestic Airfare / Ground transportation as per itinerary and Price
  • Accommodation during the trek (local lodge).
  • The government registered English speaking local expert guides, porters.
  • Annapurna Conservation park fees, TIMS Card.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Guided Tour in the city with an expert tour guide.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in the city
  • Equipment and clothing for porter & staff.
  • Insurance for all staff & porters.
  • Transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek
  • First Aid Kit for Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
  • Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Map
  • Salary, allowances, expenses & insurance for all staff, including porters

What’s Excluded

  • Nepal visa - (Visa on arrival at the Nepal airport)
  • Lunch & dinner during a hotel stay in Kathmandu
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/roadblock due to any reason
  • Table drinks, snacks while walking
  • Personal insurance, medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Service other than mentioned above
  • Hot shower, battery charge (during the trek), telephone, etc….
  • Items of personal nature expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, mineral water
  • Entrance fees during sightseeing in the city.

Useful Information

What kind of permissions are needed for the hike to Annapurna Base Camp?

ACAP Annapurna Conservation Park fees and the TIMS Card, which may be obtained in either Pokhara or Kathmandu, are required. As soon as you make a booking with us, we will make all the required arrangements for permits.

What is the most efficient route to take on the trip to Annapurna Base Camp?

You can plan a lengthy journey or a short Annapurna trek, depending on how long your vacation is and how much money you have to spend. Rugged Trails Nepal will schedule group departures for this journey, and we also guarantee the security of solo hikers. The ideal way to enjoy the ABC Trek is with knowledgeable, amiable, and entertaining guides who will make the trip unforgettable.

What is the best way to acclimatize for the Annapurna Base Camp trek?

On this Annapurna Base Camp Ghorepani trek, you don't need to worry about altitude sickness because the itinerary is designed with acclimatization in mind. You will be walking slowly and gradually increasing your altitude, which will help your body adjust to the higher altitudes. If you have enough time, you can customise the trip plan to include more acclimatization days. This will give your body more time to adjust to the altitude and reduce your risk of altitude sickness.

What are the best places to stay on the Annapurna Base Camp trek?

You will view different towns, mountains, terrain, forests, rivers, and waterfalls every day, but the greatest places to see are in Kathmandu itself, which has UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Pokhara Valley, Ghorepani Poon Hill, Chhomrong Village, Annapurna Base Camp, and Jhinu Danda Hot Spring. The tastiest meals are served at the tea houses, where we will be staying, and the vistas are just breathtaking.

What is the cost of the Annapurna Base Camp trek?

Although we have already indicated the trip cost for this trek itinerary, the Annapurna Base Trek pricing starts at 800 USD. Keep in mind that the length of your trip and the kind of walk may affect the cost of your journey. All of your lodging, transportation, and permits are included in the Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Ghorepani Poon Hill, and it's a fully guided trip to make your travel simple. The number of people travelling and the type of hotel you choose to stay at in a city like Pokhara or Kathmandu may also affect the price.

How do I book a guide for the Ghorepani Annapurna Base Camp trek?

To guarantee that you will be trekking with the finest guide, just make a reservation with Rugged Trails Nepal. As soon as you make a reservation with us, you may begin preparing for the journey while we make the guide reservation for you. Before booking the journey, if you have any inquiries, wish to alter the itinerary, or require live assistance, we would be pleased to serve you at any moment. You just need to pay a trip deposit to reserve a spot on this Annapurna Base Camp Trek by online payment or bank transfer. You can use a credit card or cash to pay the remaining balance in Nepal. You need to give us a copy of your passport for permission only once the money has been made. And don't forget to update your flight details. 

What are the cultural highlights of the Annapurna Base Camp trek?

A fantastic approach to learning about Nepalese culture is to walk to the Annapurna Base Camp. Numerous communities, each with its own distinctive culture and traditions, are passed through during the walk. Since the journey begins in Kathmandu—"the city of gods and goddesses and cultures"—there are several festivals and events that are observed in Nepal throughout the year. The main festivals in Nepal, which you may experience in person starting in September, will be celebrated starting then. For information about the festivals and events, click the link.

Food, Water, and Accommodations during the Ghorepani Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Food

Typical Nepali cuisine is served on the Ghorepani Annapurna Base Camp Trek, with an emphasis on local, fresh foods. Dal Bhat, a classic Nepali meal made of rice, lentils, and veggies, is probably something you'll consume a lot of. Other Nepali cuisines like momos (steamed dumplings), chow mein, and Thukpa (noodle soup) may also be available for you to sample. You may choose from the menu if you want to eat pizza, pasta, or other continental fare. You will receive the appropriate cuisine, even if you are a vegetarian or vegan. There are both local and Korean noodles available for Asian tourists.

  • Water

It's important to consume a lot of water when hiking in Nepal because the country's dry climate and high altitude may both cause dehydration. Although you can purchase bottled water in the communities you pass through on your walk, it's also a good idea to pack a water filter or purification tablets. Depending on the location, mineral water costs anywhere between $1 and $2, but you may save money by using a water filter or purification tablets. 

  • Accommodations / Shower

There are several different housing alternatives on the Ghorepani Annapurna Base Camp Trek, ranging from basic teahouses to more luxurious hotels.  The most popular type of accommodation is a teahouse, which normally provides simple food and lodging. Despite costing extra, lodges provide greater facilities like private rooms and hot showers. Although the cost of the trip includes lodging, a shower might add an additional $2 to $5. Many people believe they cannot take a shower; however, in this location, you may do so daily after sweating out.

What about WiFI and Electricity on this Trek?

On the journey to Annapurna Base Camp, there is wifi and power. at certain places, there is a charge for wifi, however, it is usually slow at tea shops. other teahouses have electricity as well, however, it is typically produced by solar power or generators. You may charge your phone and batteries for nothing, while other establishments may charge you extra for this service.

You can get a SIM card from one of the nearby telecom firms if you need to stay connected. Ncell and NTC, the two main service providers, do a good job of serving the Annapurna region.


  • 4 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek

    - Christophe Grammare, Australia

    Following a last-minute decision to escape from Singapore during a long weekend I enquired with Rugged Trails Nepal if it would be manageable to reach the Annapurna Base Camp in 4 days. From the first time I contacted them by Email I got a very quick response back from Nirajan and very quickly we were looking at the options available. We agreed that as long as I wasn't shy to extend the walking hours a bit each day it would be feasible, so I signed up for it and Nirajan took care of everything from my arrival in Nepal at Kathmandu to my transfer by plane to Pokhara and by Jeep to the trail starting point. With only about a week notice everything was organized, and despite a late arrival from my side due to a delayed international flight, Nirajan was waiting at Kathmandu and transferred me to Pokhara without any issue. From Pokhara, I carried on with my guide Indra who has been amazing all the way. Despite some logistical setbacks due to Monsoon road conditions we made it to the trail as planned and set off to ABC. It took us 2 days to reach the ABC, the first day was a tough (hot) and reasonably long hike, but the second day was pretty reasonable and we made it to ABC by 3 pm 
    Despite the monsoon season, we were blessed with great views in the morning before heading back down- with 2 easy days hiking we were back to where we stated and even made it to Pokhara in the evening to enjoy a nice dinner and the beautiful walk by the lake.
    The following morning Indra took the time to show me around Pokhara to get a feel for the city before seeing me off back to Kathmandu where Nirajan took the time to show me around Kathmandu before seeing me off.
    All together the Rugged trail Nepal team has been awesome, communication was great and I felt really looked after all the way, they truly went beyond what I would have expected to be helpful all the way and left me with amazing memories and pictures of a 6 days trip (from Singapore and back).

  • Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Rugged Trails Nepal

    - Michael, Australia

    On Christmas Day 2017 we began our journey to Annapurna Base Camp with Rugged Trails Nepal. We had a small group of four but were lucky enough to have two guides in Nirajan and Apar and two fantastic porters. Little did we know at that time that these two guys would go on to become not only great guides but also great friends. 

    The tour was incredibly well organized and adapted continuously to give us the best opportunity to maximize the amazing views. I am not normally one for pre-arranged group trips but this tour was excellent. Rugged Trails was adaptive and strived to ensure every meal and bed on the trip was the best possible option, providing a clear advantage over other operators. Their supreme knowledge and experience of the region were clearly evident, offering insightful information along the way. And besides this, their company provided a lot of fun and laughter. 

    I am already planning a customized Everest Base Camp trip organized through Nirajan at Rugged Trails for the near future. 
    Nirajan is a great person and is incredibly generous and passionate about his employees, friends and family and country of Nepal. He has big visions for the future and will offer you a package far more authentic and valuable than what other large scale commercialized tour operators will. You won't be disappointed.

  • Guides made the ABC Trek Unbelievable!

    - James Booth, Australia

    We contacted Nirajan at Rugged Trails Nepal with many questions to see what trek would best suit our small group of 4. Nirajan provided so much of his time, knowledge and patience to detail a quality itinerary which entailed the glorious Poon Hill and Annapurna Base Camp. This ended up being a trip of a lifetime, the guides and porters were the most amazing people, they made what is truly a great trek into an amazing experience filled with lots of fun and laughter. Aside from these Rugged Trails Nepal has connections to other unique experiences such as a 'Bed to Base Camp' (Everest) Heli Flight and a privileged homestay in the Hills surrounding Kathmandu with a wonderful family. We can not recommend these guys enough!! FIVE STAR