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Annapurna Base Camp and Ghorepani Poon-Hill Trek

Annapurna Base Camp and Ghorepani Poon-Hill Trek

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Trip Duration:

11Days

Maximum Altitude:

4130m

Difficulty Level:

Moderate / Adventure

Suitable Season:

Spring / Autumn

Accommodation:

Hotel / TeaHouse

Start/Finish:

Mt, Everest Nepal- TIA (KTM)

Location:

Annapurna Region, Nepal

Group Size:

1-16 People

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Annapurna Base Camp and Ghorepani Poon-Hill Trek Overview

Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) and Ghorepani Poonhill Trek with Sole Encounters Trekking Pvt Ltd

Highlights: The Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) and Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is a popular and iconic trekking route in the Annapurna region of Nepal, offering stunning mountain scenery, diverse landscapes, and cultural experiences. This trek takes you into the heart of the Annapurna Sanctuary, surrounded by towering Himalayan peaks including Annapurna I (8,091 meters) and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail). The trail winds through lush forests, terraced hillsides, traditional villages, and rhododendron forests, culminating in a breathtaking amphitheater of mountains at Annapurna Base Camp. This trek is a perfect blend of natural beauty and cultural immersion, suitable for trekkers of various experience levels.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek typically takes around 10 to 11 days depending on the chosen itinerary and starting point. It's a well-established trek with teahouse accommodations available along the route, making it accessible for both solo trekkers and groups. Spring (Feb to May) and autumn (September to Dec ) are the best seasons for this trek, offering clear skies, moderate temperatures, and blooming rhododendron forests.

Overall, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a memorable adventure that showcases the natural beauty and cultural richness of the Annapurna region, attracting trekkers from around the world seeking a Himalayan trekking experience.

Trip Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Scenic Landscapes: Enjoy diverse landscapes ranging from lush forests and terraced fields to alpine meadows and glacial moraines.
  • Cultural Encounters: Visit charming Gurung and Magar villages, experience local hospitality, and learn about traditional mountain life.
  • Panoramic Mountain Views: Witness spectacular views of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, and other towering peaks from different vantage points along the trail.
  • Natural Hot Springs: Relax in natural hot springs at Jhinu Danda to soothe your muscles after trekking.
  • Annapurna Base Camp: Reach the base camp surrounded by towering peaks, where you'll witness a stunning amphitheater of mountains including Annapurna I.
  • Sunrise at Poon Hill: Many trekkers combine the ABC Trek with a visit to Poon Hill for panoramic sunrise views over the Annapurna range.

Annapurna Base Camp and Ghorepani Poon-Hill Trek Itinerary Expand All Close All

As you step off your flight at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), the gateway to the heart of Nepal, our team at Sole Encounters Trekking extends a warm welcome. Our representatives will be on hand to ensure a seamless transfer to your hotel, situated at an elevation of 1400meters.

Settle In and Briefing at the Hotel: Upon reaching your hotel, take a moment to unwind and get acquainted with your surroundings. Later, a dedicated team member will meet with you for a comprehensive briefing. This session will cover essential details about your upcoming journey, ensuring you are well-prepared and informed.

Prepare for Adventure: We understand that a comfortable and informed beginning sets the tone for a memorable expedition. Our team is here to assist you, making your arrival in Kathmandu both smooth and enjoyable.

Your journey into the beauty of Nepal begins here. Embrace the warmth of the culture, the allure of the landscape, and the anticipation of the adventures that lie ahead. Enjoy your stay in Kathmandu!

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Hotel
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Start your day with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, offering breathtaking views of the Himalayas. From Pokhara, drive to Birethanti, the starting point of your trek. Begin trekking towards Ulleri, passing through lush forests and traditional villages. Enjoy the serene beauty of the landscape as you ascend to Ulleri, situated at an altitude of 2020m.- Stay in Teahouse

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Breakfast
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Hotel
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2000

Embark on a picturesque trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani, surrounded by rhododendron forests and cascading waterfalls. As you gain altitude, marvel at the panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. Arrive at Ghorepani, located at an elevation of 2860m, and witness the stunning sunset over the mountains.-Stay in Teahouse

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Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation
Local Tea house
Elevation
2860

Rise early to hike up to Poon Hill ( 3210M ) a vantage point renowned for its spectacular sunrise views over the Himalayas. After soaking in the sunrise, descend to Ghorepani for breakfast before continuing your trek to Chuile. Along the way, admire the diverse flora and fauna of the region, including rare bird species and vibrant wildflowers.- Stay in Teahouse

Food
Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation
Local Tea house
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Set out on a scenic trek from Chuile to Upper Sinwa, passing through charming villages and terraced fields. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the Himalayan landscape as you traverse through dense forests and rugged terrain. Arrive at Upper Sinwa, situated at an altitude of 2460m, and relax amidst the serene surroundings. -Stay in teahouse ( Sharing bases )

Food
Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation
Local Tea house
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 Continue your journey towards Deurali, trekking through lush forests and alpine meadows. As you ascend to higher altitudes, savor the crisp mountain air and panoramic vistas of snow-capped peaks. Reach Deurali, located at an elevation of 3220m, and unwind in the tranquil atmosphere of the Himalayan wilderness.-Stay in Teahouse ( Sharing bases )

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Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation
Local Tea house
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3220

Embark on the final leg of your trek to Annapurna Base Camp, a renowned Himalayan sanctuary nestled beneath towering peaks. Traverse through rocky terrain and glacial moraines, with awe-inspiring views of Annapurna and Machapuchare looming above. Arrive at Annapurna Base Camp, situated at an elevation of 4130m, and revel in the majestic beauty of your surroundings.- Stay in Teahouse ( Sharing bases )

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Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation
Local Tea house
Elevation
4130

 Descend from Annapurna Base Camp towards Bamboo or Upper Sinuwa, retracing your steps through the breathtaking landscape of the Annapurna region. Take in the panoramic views of the mountains and lush valleys as you make your way back to lower altitudes. - Stay in Teahouse

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Breakfast
Accomodation
Local Tea house
Elevation
2460

Bid farewell to the mountains as you descend to the jeep or bus station via Jhinu Danda, crossing picturesque suspension bridges and terraced fields along the way. Board your transport and enjoy a scenic drive back to Pokhara, where you can relax and unwind after your trek.

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Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
825

 Start on a scenic drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, passing through picturesque countryside and charming hillside villages. Arrive in Kathmandu and check into your hotel, where you can rest and reflect on your unforgettable trekking experience in the Himalayas.- Stay in Hotel ,but Optional Flight From Pokhara to Ktm need just let us know thank you

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

before or  After breakfast, transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for your onward journey or departure flight, carrying with you cherished memories of your trekking adventure in the Annapurna region. we hope you enjoyed Travell with us leave us 5stars Rating thank you

Annapurna Base Camp and Ghorepani Poon-Hill Trek Cost Includes

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara as per itinerary
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
  • All ground transportation as per itinerary
  • Trekking permits (ACAP and TIMS)
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Accommodation in tea houses or lodges during the trek
  • Experienced trekking guide and porters
  • Salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation for the guide and porters
  • First aid medical kit
  • Rescue arrangements (if necessary)

Annapurna Base Camp and Ghorepani Poon-Hill Trek Cost Excludes

  • International airfare to and from Nepal
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Meals and accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara (except as mentioned in itinerary)
  • Personal expenses such as snacks, drinks, and souvenirs
  • Tips for the guide and porters

Annapurna Base Camp and Ghorepani Poon-Hill Trek Altitude Profile

Annapurna Base Camp and Ghorepani Poon-Hill Trek Route Map

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FAQs

What is the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a popular trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal that takes you to the base of the tenth highest mountain in the world, Mt. Annapurna. The trek offers stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges and takes you through beautiful villages, rhododendron forests, and hot springs.

How long is the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

The duration of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is usually 11 days, depending on your itinerary and pace.

What is the difficulty level of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is considered a moderate to difficult trek, with some steep uphill climbs and rocky terrain. However, with proper preparation and a good level of fitness, it is achievable for most people.

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

The best time to do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is during the spring and autumn seasons (March to May and September to November). The weather is generally stable during these months, and the views are clear.

What is the maximum altitude reached during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

 

The maximum altitude reached during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is 4,130 meters or 13,549 feet. This altitude is reached at the Annapurna Base Camp, which is the ultimate destination of the trek. However, it's important to note that the trek involves significant altitude gain and loss throughout, and hikers will spend several days above 3,000 meters or 9,800 feet. It's important to acclimatize properly and take necessary precautions to prevent altitude sickness.

Do I need any special permits for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Yes, you need to obtain an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and a TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) Card to do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Do I need any previous trekking experience to do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

No, you don't need any previous trekking experience to do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. However, you should be physically fit and mentally prepared for the altitude and weather conditions.

What kind of accommodation and food can I expect during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

During the trek, you will stay in teahouses or lodges, which are basic but comfortable. The food is mainly Nepali and Tibetan cuisine, with options for vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes.

What kind of gear and equipment do I need for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

You will need basic trekking gear such as trekking boots, warm clothes, a backpack, a sleeping bag, and a trekking pole. You should also bring a first aid kit, a water bottle, and a camera.

Is it safe to do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Yes, it is generally safe to do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, as long as you follow the advice of your guide and take necessary precautions. However, there are always risks associated with high altitude trekking, and you should be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness and how to prevent it.

Traveller Useful Information

ABC Trek Essentials: Visitor's Quick Guide

Best Time: Spring (Mar-May) & Autumn (Sep-Nov) for ideal weather and stunning landscapes.

Avoid: Monsoon season (Jun-Aug) due to heavy rainfall.

Trek Duration: Typically 10 days, with variations based on route and preferences.

Altitude Highlights:

  • Annapurna Base Camp at 4130m.
  • Himalaya and other iconic peaks.

Scenic Views:

  • Spring: Vibrant rhododendron blooms.
  • Autumn: Clear skies for panoramic mountain vistas.

Accommodation: Teahouses along the trail with basic amenities.

Packing Essentials:

  • Sturdy trekking boots.
  • Layers for varying temperatures.
  • Water bottle, snacks, and essentials.

Route Highlights:

  • Charming villages like Chhomrong.
  • Natural hot springs at Jhinu Danda.

Photography Opportunities: Capture diverse landscapes, local culture, and majestic peaks.

Preparation:

  • Acclimatize gradually to altitude.
  • Basic fitness recommended.

Plan your ABC trek, and immerse yourself in the Himalayan wonders!  #ABCtrek #HimalayanAdventure

Spring (March to May):

  • Rhododendron Blooms: Trails burst with vibrant rhododendron colors, creating a picturesque landscape.
  • Mild Temperatures: Enjoy comfortable daytime trekking with pleasant nights.
  • Clear Views: Generally clear skies offer superb visibility for panoramic mountain vistas.

Autumn (September to November):

  • Stable Weather: Experience stable conditions and clear skies, providing breathtaking mountain views.
  • Moderate Temperatures: Comfortable daytime temperatures and cool nights for an enjoyable trek.
  • Lush Landscapes: Post-monsoon trails showcase lush greenery, enhancing the overall trekking experience.

Both seasons strike a perfect balance for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, catering to those seeking favorable weather, stunning scenery, and a memorable trekking adventure. Keep in mind to avoid the monsoon season (June to August) due to heavy rainfall.

If you're planning to trek to Annapurna Base Camp, it's essential to pack wisely to ensure a safe and enjoyable journey.

Here's a packing list of essential items you should consider bringing on your trek:

  1. Trekking boots: Comfortable, sturdy and waterproof boots are essential for the trek. Make sure you break in your boots before your trek to avoid blisters.

  2. Warm clothing: Temperatures at high altitude can be very cold, especially at night. You'll need warm clothing, including a down jacket, thermal layers, and a warm hat and gloves.

  3. Rain gear: Nepal's weather can be unpredictable, and it's common to experience rain showers, especially during monsoon season. Bring a waterproof jacket and pants to keep you dry.

  4. Backpack: A comfortable, sturdy backpack with a capacity of at least 40 liters is essential for carrying your gear during the trek.

  5. Sleeping bag: A warm, insulated sleeping bag rated for below freezing temperatures is necessary for staying warm during the chilly nights.

  6. Trekking poles: Trekking poles help reduce the impact on your knees and provide balance while trekking on rough terrain.

  7. Water purification tablets: Clean drinking water is essential while trekking, so bring water purification tablets or a filtration system.

  8. First aid kit: Bring a basic first aid kit with essential supplies such as bandages, pain relievers, antiseptic cream, and altitude sickness medication.

  9. Sun protection: Bring a good quality sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat to protect you from the sun's strong rays at high altitude.

  10. Camera: Don't forget to bring a camera to capture the stunning views of the Himalayas!

In conclusion, packing wisely for the Annapurna Base Camp trek is crucial for a safe and enjoyable journey. Make sure you have all the necessary gear and equipment to ensure your comfort and safety while trekking in this beautiful part of Nepal.

Tea house accommodations are an essential part of the Annapurna Base Camp trek. These are guesthouses or lodges that provide food and shelter to trekkers along the route. Tea houses in the Annapurna region offer a range of accommodations from basic to relatively comfortable.

One of the common types of rooms available in tea houses is a sharing dormitory room. This is a large room with multiple beds and shared facilities such as bathrooms and toilets. Dormitory rooms are a great option for solo travelers or those looking to save on accommodation costs.

Tea houses also offer private rooms with twin or double beds, which are ideal for couples or those who prefer a little more privacy. These rooms come with attached or shared bathrooms, depending on the tea house's facilities.

It's important to note that tea house accommodations can be basic, and amenities such as hot showers, electricity, and WiFi may not always be available or reliable. However, they provide a unique opportunity to experience the local culture and hospitality, as most tea houses are run by local families.Sometimes it need to share dom room 4 to 5 people also.

It's advisable to carry a sleeping bag and a warm jacket as the temperature can drop significantly at higher altitudes. Some tea houses may provide blankets, but it's better to be prepared.

Overall, sharing dormitory rooms in tea houses are an affordable and convenient option for trekkers on the Annapurna Base Camp trek, and they provide a great opportunity to meet other travelers and share experiences.

Eco-friendly tourism and responsible travel practices are crucial for preserving the natural beauty of the Annapurna region and ensuring its sustainability. As a trekker, it's important to be mindful of the impact of our actions and to take steps to minimize our environmental footprint.

One way to practice eco-friendly tourism is by carrying a refillable water bottle instead of buying bottled water. Most tea houses along the Annapurna Base Camp trek have facilities for refilling water bottles with safe and clean drinking water. This helps to reduce plastic waste and also saves money.

However, it's important to note that the quality of drinking water can vary depending on the source and treatment methods used. To ensure safe drinking water, it's advisable to use water purification tablets or a filtration system. Some tea houses may also provide boiled water, which is another safe option.

Another way to practice eco-friendly tourism is by minimizing waste and carrying out all non-biodegradable trash, such as plastic bags and wrappers. It's also important to avoid using single-use plastic items and to dispose of all waste in designated bins or carry it back to Pokhara.

Overall, eco-friendly tourism practices are crucial for preserving the natural beauty and sustainability of the Annapurna region. By taking simple steps such as carrying a refillable water bottle and minimizing waste, we can contribute towards a responsible and sustainable trekking experience.

Food facilities are available at tea houses along the Annapurna Base Camp trek. Tea houses typically offer a variety of dishes, including local Nepali cuisine, as well as international options such as pasta, pizza, and fried rice.

The food is prepared fresh and usually consists of a combination of rice, lentils, vegetables, and meat. Vegetarian and vegan options are also available. Breakfast options typically include eggs, toast, porridge, and pancakes. Tea houses also serve tea, coffee, soft drinks, and beer.

It's important to note that food options can be limited and more expensive as you go higher in altitude. As a result, it's advisable to carry some snacks such as energy bars, nuts, and dried fruits for extra energy during the trek.

It's also important to be mindful of food hygiene and safety, especially when traveling to a new place. To avoid foodborne illnesses, it's advisable to stick to well-cooked meals and avoid raw or uncooked food items. It's also important to avoid tap water and to only drink safe and clean drinking water, either through water purification tablets or filtration systems.

Overall, the food facilities along the Annapurna Base Camp trek are suitable for most dietary requirements and provide a good variety of dishes to fuel your trekking adventure.

The best time to hike to Annapurna Base Camp is during the Autumn and Spring seasons, which generally run from mid-September to December and Feberaury to 15th June respectively.

During the Autumn season, the skies are clear, the temperatures are mild, and the weather is generally dry, making it ideal for trekking. The views of the snow-capped mountains are also spectacular during this time.

The Spring season, on the other hand, is the best time for trekking to Annapurna Base Camp if you are interested in seeing the beautiful rhododendron blooms. The temperatures are also mild, and the skies are generally clear during this time, making it another popular season for trekking.

It's important to note that the Annapurna Base Camp trek can be hiked throughout the year, but the Winter and Monsoon seasons may not be ideal due to heavy snowfall and rainfall respectively. During the Winter season, the temperatures can drop below freezing point, and the trekking trails can be slippery and challenging. Similarly, the Monsoon season, which runs from June to August, can bring heavy rainfall and landslides, making trekking difficult and potentially dangerous.

Ultimately, the best time to hike to Annapurna Base Camp depends on your personal preferences and priorities.

Obtaining travel insurance is highly recommended for anyone planning to trek to Annapurna Base Camp. It is important to have adequate insurance coverage that includes emergency medical and evacuation expenses, as well as trip cancellation/interruption, baggage loss, and theft.

When selecting a travel insurance policy, it's essential to ensure that it covers high-altitude trekking activities, as many standard travel insurance policies do not provide coverage for activities above a certain altitude.

It's also crucial to read the policy thoroughly and understand the coverage, exclusions, and limitations. Some insurance policies may require you to pay upfront for medical treatment and then submit a claim for reimbursement, so it's important to carry sufficient funds to cover any potential medical expenses.

Additionally, make sure to carry a copy of your travel insurance policy with you and provide a copy to your trekking guide or tour operator. In case of any emergencies, having this information readily available can help facilitate quick and efficient treatment.

Overall, investing in travel insurance can provide peace of mind and financial protection in case of any unexpected situations or emergencies during your Annapurna Base Camp trek.

Last-minute bookings for Annapurna Base Camp trek packages are often possible, but availability and prices may vary depending on the season and the number of travelers.

To make a last-minute booking for an ABC trek package, you can search online for tour operators that offer packages for your preferred travel dates. You can also check with your hotel in Pokhara to see if they can recommend any tour operators.

When booking a last-minute ABC trek package, it's important to ask about the itinerary, accommodation, transportation, and inclusions and exclusions of the package. Make sure you understand the cancellation policy and any additional costs that may be incurred.

It's also important to communicate any special requests or requirements, such as dietary restrictions or physical limitations, to the tour operator to ensure they can accommodate your needs.

Keep in mind that last-minute bookings may require a full payment upfront, so make sure you have the necessary funds available.

Overall, with proper research and communication, it's possible to make a last-minute booking for an Annapurna Base Camp trek package and have a memorable adventure in the beautiful Himalayas.

The Nepal On Arrival Visa system allows tourists from many countries to obtain a visa upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, or at certain land border crossings.

To obtain an On Arrival Visa, tourists must bring a valid passport, a completed visa application form, and payment in cash (in USD, EUR, GBP, AUD, CAD, HKD, SGD, or JPY). The visa fee varies depending on the length of stay, ranging from $30 for a 15-day visa to $125 for a 90-day visa.

Visitors can also apply for a visa online through the Department of Immigration's website prior to their arrival in Nepal, which can save time and hassle upon arrival.

It's important to note that not all nationalities are eligible for the On Arrival Visa, and visa regulations can change without notice. It's recommended to check with the Nepalese embassy or consulate in your home country before your trip to ensure you have the necessary documents and meet the visa requirements.

Overall, the On Arrival Visa system makes it easy for tourists to obtain a visa and explore the beautiful country of Nepal.

Travelling to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) can be a physically demanding experience, and it's important to prioritize your health and safety throughout the trek.

Firstly, it's important to be physically fit and acclimatized before beginning the trek. It's recommended to engage in regular exercise and cardio workouts prior to the trek, and to spend at least 2-3 days in Kathmandu or Pokhara to allow your body to adjust to the altitude.

During the trek, it's important to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, and to avoid alcohol and smoking. It's also recommended to pack a basic first aid kit, including items such as bandaids, pain relievers, and anti-diarrheal medication.

The trail to ABC is generally safe, but it's important to be aware of potential hazards such as steep drops, rocky terrain, and unstable footing. It's recommended to hike with a licensed and experienced guide, who can provide local knowledge, assistance, and ensure your safety.

We prioritize the safety and well-being of our clients, and our experienced guides are trained to handle any emergencies that may arise during the trek. We also ensure that our porters and guides are equipped with appropriate gear and equipment to ensure their safety and comfort during the trek.

In addition to physical safety, we also prioritize responsible and sustainable tourism practices. We strive to minimize our impact on the environment by following Leave No Trace principles, using eco-friendly products, and supporting local communities and businesses.

Overall, we are committed to providing a safe and enjoyable trekking experience to Annapurna Base Camp while prioritizing the health and safety of our clients.

When trekking to Annapurna Base Camp, there may be additional personal expenses to consider, such as buying food and drinks in the tea houses. While most meals are included in the trekking package, some trekkers may choose to purchase extra snacks, drinks or meals while on the trail.

It is important to note that buying food and drinks in the tea houses can also support the local communities along the trekking route. Many of the tea houses are owned and operated by locals, and purchasing from them can help to boost the local economy.

Additionally, some tea houses may offer benefits to those who purchase food and drinks from them. For example, some may offer free hot showers or Wi-Fi access to those who buy meals or drinks.

However, it is important to be aware of the potential negative impacts of plastic waste in the region. As such, trekkers should consider bringing reusable water bottles and avoiding single-use plastic as much as possible. Some tea houses may also offer water refilling stations, which can help to reduce plastic waste.

Overall, while there may be some additional personal expenses while trekking to Annapurna Base Camp, choosing to purchase food and drinks from the local tea houses can have both economic and social benefits for the local communities, as long as it is done in a responsible and sustainable manner.

You need to carry Extra Money $250 to $300

When trekking to Annapurna Base Camp, it is important to have access to emergency funds in case of unforeseen circumstances. This can include medical emergencies or unexpected travel expenses.

It is recommended to bring a combination of cash and a credit/debit card for accessing money while on the trek. ATMs are available in Kathmandu and Pokhara, but may be limited or unreliable in some of the smaller villages along the trekking route.

It is also recommended to exchange money in Kathmandu or Pokhara before starting the trek, as currency exchange services may be limited or unavailable in smaller villages. Many tea houses along the trekking route may also accept major currencies such as US dollars or Euros, but it is important to check with the tea house owner before making a purchase.

Having an emergency fund can also be helpful in supporting the local communities along the trekking route. This can include supporting local businesses or making donations to local organizations that support the environment or local communities.

Overall, it is important to plan ahead and be prepared with emergency funds and access to money while trekking to Annapurna Base Camp. Bringing a combination of cash and a credit/debit card, exchanging money before starting the trek, and supporting local communities along the way can help to ensure a safe and sustainable trekking experience.

There are two options for transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back: drive or flight. The drive is approximately 7-8 hours long and takes you through scenic routes with picturesque views of the hills and valleys. On the other hand, the flight is only 25-30 minutes long and offers stunning aerial views of the Himalayan ranges.

The drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara is via the Prithvi Highway, which is a well-maintained road that connects the two cities. There are both private and public buses available for transportation, and they are quite affordable. If you prefer a more comfortable and private ride, you can also hire a private car or jeep.

The flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara is a popular option for those who want to save time and avoid the long drive. Several airlines operate daily flights between the two cities, including Nepal Airlines, Yeti Airlines, Buddha Air, and Simrik Airlines. The flights are generally reliable, although they may be affected by weather conditions, particularly during the monsoon season.

If you choose to fly, it's best to book your tickets in advance, especially during peak tourist season. It's also important to note that flights are subject to cancellation or delays due to weather conditions, so it's always best to have a contingency plan in case of any unforeseen circumstances.

Whether you choose to drive or fly, both options offer unique experiences and views of the beautiful Nepalese landscape.

Nepal's road network is limited and often in poor condition, especially in rural areas. Landslides, road washouts, and other natural disasters can also occur, leading to road closures and disruptions in transportation. During the monsoon season (June-September), roads are particularly vulnerable to damage and can become impassable in some areas.

In terms of traffic, cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara can be congested and chaotic, with drivers often ignoring traffic rules and regulations. It's important to exercise caution when crossing roads and to be aware of your surroundings at all times.

It's always a good idea to check local news sources and travel advisories before planning a trip to Nepal to stay informed of any potential safety concerns.

Altitude sickness, also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS), is a common problem that hikers and trekkers can experience when ascending to high altitudes too quickly without allowing their bodies time to acclimatize. It can cause symptoms like headache, nausea, dizziness, fatigue, and difficulty sleeping.

To prevent altitude sickness during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, it's important to follow these guidelines:

  1. Acclimatize slowly: Ascend slowly, taking at least two to three days to get to higher altitudes above 3,000 meters. Make sure to take rest days to allow your body to adjust to the new altitude.

  2. Drink plenty of water: Staying hydrated is essential for acclimatization. Drink at least 3-4 liters of water per day, and avoid alcohol and caffeine, which can dehydrate you.

  3. Eat a balanced diet: Eating a healthy, balanced diet with plenty of carbohydrates and protein will help fuel your body for the trek and provide the necessary nutrients to help you acclimatize.

  4. Take necessary medicines: Some medicines like acetazolamide can be taken to help prevent altitude sickness. However, it is important to consult with a doctor before taking any medications.

  5. Recognize the symptoms: Be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness, and if you experience any symptoms, descend to lower altitude and seek medical attention if necessary.

By taking necessary precautions, you can minimize the risk of altitude sickness and enjoy a safe and memorable trek to Annapurna Base Camp.

Client Reviews

David Moore

David Moore

Netherlands Antilles

Gosaikunda Lake trek 2016!

23rd September, 2022

 

I’ve heard about the Gosaikunda Lake trek from some of my Nepali friends living here from quite a long time ago so I thought of doing the trek. I thought of doing the trek with Actual Adventure and contacted Kedar the response was good and very quick. I need not had to bargain about the price because it was very reasonable. They had managed everything on my arrival I received a very warm welcome the accommodation was luxurious and perfect in Kathmandu and foods were awesome.  The guide Pasang managed the best available lodges even during the trek. The people were very friendly, polite and caring. I trekked during the Hindu festival of Janaipurnima so I get chance to interact with many pilgrims on the way. The roads were beautifully decorated with evergreen forests and so many beautiful Lakes on the way. Pasang was always there for help and was a great company to travel with. I am happy with the company and their service. I suggest this company to everyone for a remarkable trekking experience. 

Aimee K

Aimee K

United Kingdom

An incredible experience that I can’t wait to do again.

12th January, 2020

I travelled with Prem to Everest Base Camp and cannot recommend him and his team enough. He’s a kind, thoughtful and motivational guide, knowledgeable about the mountains and culture. The team of sherpa’s and guides were incredible and wanted to make our experience there the best possible. The whole experience, the views, the hiking and tea houses (an experience in themselves!) can’t even be put into words. If I can give two pieces of advice..Go outside after dark and see the stars and take a hot water bottle with you! I was quite unwell when out there, but Prem supported me through it and monitored the safety of me progressing; I felt in safe hands. I know it takes a lot of planning for a trip like this, but it was seamless...I’ll be going back to Nepal to do Annapurna one day and will 100% book through Sole Encounters.

Ms: Pino Coca cook

United States

Wonderful team Sole Encounters Trek

31st October, 2019

Sole Encounters Trek and that you had a helpful guide and porter. It's important to take necessary precautions when trekking at high altitudes to prevent altitude sickness, and it's great that Prem and his Team was able to quickly organize a helicopter to ensure your safety. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you on future journeys with him,

Liu Mei Yu

Japan

Wonderful Trip Annapurna Base Camp Trek

15th September, 2022

First of all I would like to thank you Sole Encouners Trek Pvt. Ltd for your warm welcome and managed Annapurna Base Camp Trek, and give us whole information and guiding of this trip, You are the great person, We are visit again for another trek Thank You Prem and the Team!!!!

Claire Burwood

Canada

Memorable trip Annapurna Base Camp Trek

15th January, 2023

Namaste! I highly recommend Sole Encounters Trekking for your adventure  trekking in Himalayas Mountains of Nepal. This was my first experience trekking in Nepal Annapurna Base Camp Trek became a dream of mine about a year ago after my family a trip out back in 2022.

Sole Encounters Trekking made the trip much more enjoyable and adventureous by facilitating rides to and from the airport in Kathmandu, This team was really helpful and knowledge. They explain every village he booked me the best room available with mountain views, helped with ordering food and making sure I was comfortable.

Stephan Warner

Australia

Annapurna Circuit Wonderfull

18th February, 2023

we just returned back from the Annapurna trek organised by Sole Encounters Trekking ,it far exceeded our trek and it was the most best memories from the start to end . Mr Prem Tamang was helpfull and supportive about all areas of interest ,They really care about Safetty and Health  customers , he listned our guidelines for our trek and put together the nice itinerery .we were bit nervous travelling solo but the moment we landed in Kathmandu we felt totally safe and taken care of us , the Sole Encounters Trekking Company really goes beyond & above . our guide for the trek was Chhiri Sherpa  and He was very experienced ! super supportive and fun with knowledges about trekkings of the Nepal and history of the hiked we walked on , honestly we felt very safe and corforrtable with their guidance,we can,t recommended Sole Encounters enough & we can not wait to return another trek with sole encounters , Our guide was the amaizing he given us so much experience we were hoping for and beyond Thank you so much to our  main guide & Little lovely porter and also  encounters Team you were the amaizing supportives hope see you again Namaste 

Katherine Johnson

Germany

Wonderful Trip Annapurna Base Camp Trek

12th February, 2023

Annapurna Base Camp Trek was the most memorable trip of my life, its nature, culture, hospitality of people everything was good. More than anything, Nepal's art, culture, and nature can fascinate anyone. Sole Encounters Trekking Team helped us with a lot of information along with Guide Prem was really helpful in this trip. Sole Encounters Trekking Team

Thank You So Much!!!!

Sherry xu

Australia

Unforgettable Experience Annapurna Base Camp Trek

11th January, 2023

When we decided to visit Nepal, we looked for Trekking companies in Nepal and our eyes fell on Sole Encounters Trekking, then we decided to visit Annapurna Base Camp through this Company.

Prem Tamang, director and as a Guide of Sole Encounters Trekking, He guided us. He was a good guide. He amused us throughout the trip, giving us all the information about the Annapurna Region including its Local Lifestyle, Nature, Culture, Flora, Fauna,Himalayas- Like Annapurna and Surrounding mountains to give us the opportunity to observe Nepal closely.My friends and I were very happy and we will come again to visit Nepal.

Thank you so much!!!!
Sole Encounters Trekking and Prem Team

Andrew K Hamilton Hamilton

Australia

Great guide and Great company!!

6th March, 2023

One of those in my small group sufferred particularly badly with the altitude and so our guide had to turn around with her and her father at Manang  Fortunately, Sole Encounters Trekking Company  were also guiding a private group trekking in parallel with ours who agreed to let me join up with them. This was just one aspect of the flexibility demonstated by the guides, giving everyone the best oppportunity to complete the trek. On our way back, because of bad weather a day before and an aircraft breakdown we weren't able to fly out of Jomsom the day we were scheduled to, but our guides were able to arrange for us to stay an extra night there (without extra charge) and shift our final night hotel stay in Kathmandu a day later, minimising disruption. I can throughly recommend this operator .. travell with very experienced guide always best we had

Anna Lucia

Spain

Our Annapurna Base Camp Trekking package was an unforgettable experience

1st July, 2023

Our Annapurna Base Camp Trekking package was an unforgettable experience that captured the essence of adventure in the Himalayas of Nepal. Renowned worldwide, this trek offered awe-inspiring mountain vistas and an opportunity to immerse oneself in the rich culture of traditional Nepali villages.

As we embarked on this journey, we were greeted by magnificent and serene landscapes, each one more breathtaking than the last. Along the way, we were treated to panoramic views of renowned peaks such as Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Gangapurna, and the majestic Mt. Machapuchare. These towering giants seemed to paint the sky, leaving us in awe of their grandeur.

However, the true beauty of this trek extended beyond the mountains. We were fortunate to have excellent company and a dedicated crew accompanying us throughout the expedition. Their warm hospitality and expertise made the entire experience even more enjoyable.

Moreover, the trek provided us with opportunities to interact with the local people who call the Himalayan region their home. We had the privilege of immersing ourselves in their vibrant culture, witnessing their traditions firsthand, and forging connections that transcended language barriers. These encounters added a layer of authenticity and depth to our journey, leaving a lasting impression on our hearts.

In summary, our Annapurna Base Camp Trekking package surpassed all expectations, offering not only breathtaking mountain panoramas but also the chance to engage with the remarkable people and villages that inhabit this awe-inspiring region. The memories we created and the experiences we shared will forever remain cherished in our hearts.

Isabelle Morgan

Australia

Unforgettable Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Sole Encounters Trekking

16th July, 2023

I recently had the pleasure of undertaking the Annapurna Base Camp trek with Sole Encounters Trekking, and it was an absolutely unforgettable experience. From start to finish, Sole Encounters exceeded my expectations, making this trek one of the most remarkable journeys of my life.

Sole Encounters' team was incredibly professional, knowledgeable, and attentive. They provided us with comprehensive information about the trek, safety measures, and what to expect along the way. Their expertise and guidance instilled confidence in us throughout the trek.

Our guide was exceptional, bringing a wealth of knowledge about the Annapurna region, its culture, and the mountains. Their passion for the area was infectious, and they shared captivating stories and insights, enhancing the trek's overall experience. They ensured our safety, comfort, and were always available to address our needs and concerns.

Throughout the trek, the accommodations and meals arranged by Sole Encounters were outstanding. The teahouses provided comfortable stays, and the meals were delicious and nourishing. Even in the remote areas, we received warm hospitality, which added to the overall charm of the trek.

The highlight of the trek was, without a doubt, reaching Annapurna Base Camp itself. The breathtaking views of the towering peaks and the surrounding landscape were awe-inspiring. It was a humbling experience to be surrounded by such natural beauty.

Sole Encounters Trekking's commitment to customer satisfaction and attention to detail was evident throughout the journey. They made sure every aspect of the trek was well-planned and seamless, allowing us to fully immerse ourselves in the adventure.

I highly recommend Sole Encounters Trekking for the Annapurna Base Camp trek. They are a reliable and professional company that will ensure a safe and unforgettable experience. Thank you, Sole Encounters, for an extraordinary journey!

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