Annapurna Base Camp Luxury Trek is a must-do trek for any adventure seeker who visiting Nepal. Located in the Annapurna region of the Himalayas, this trek takes you through breathtaking landscapes, diverse cultures, and to the base camp of one of the highest peaks in the world, Annapurna South (7,219 meters).The trek starts in Pokhara, a beautiful lakeside city that serves as the gateway to the Annapurna region. From there, you’ll take a short drive to Nayapul, the starting point of the trek. As you make your way through the trail, you’ll pass through charming villages, lush forests, and terraced fields. You’ll also get the chance to see a variety of wildlife, including colorful pheasants and Daphe, the national bird of Nepal.
One of the highlights of the trek is reaching the Annapurna Base Camp, a natural amphitheater surrounded by towering peaks. From here, you’ll have panoramic views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, and other peaks in the range. The base camp is also a great place to relax and acclimatize before tackling higher altitudes.Along the way, you’ll also have the opportunity to experience the unique culture of the Gurung people, who call the Annapurna region home. You’ll stay in tea houses run by local families, where you treated to delicious Nepali cuisine and warm hospitality.
The Annapurna base camp luxury trekkking is suitable for all trekkers of all levels, as the trail is well-marked and plenty of rest stops and teahouses . However, it’s important to be in good physical condition and to properly acclimatize to the high altitude.Overall, the Annapurna base camp trekking is a truly unforgettable experience that offers a mix of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and adventure.
Annapurna base camp (ABC) is a popular trekking destination located in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It’s situated at an altitude of approximately 4,130 meters and offers breathtaking views of the Annapurna mountain range, including Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, and the famous Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) Mountain.Trek to Annapurna Base Camp Luxury typically takes about 5-6 days and passes through picturesque villages, lush forests, and terraced fields. Along the way, trekkers can enjoy the local culture, traditional food, and hospitality of the Nepalese people.
It is a moderately challenging trek and requires a good level of physical fitness, as well as acclimatization to the high altitude. However, the rewards are well worth the effort, with breathtaking scenery and a sense of achievement that comes from reaching the base camp of one of the world’s most beautiful mountain ranges. It is important to note that trekking in the Himalayas can be unpredictable, and it’s essential to be prepared for all weather conditions and to have the proper equipment and supplies. It is also recommended to hire a guide or join a guided trek for a safe and enjoyable experience.
You may arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport at any time. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by one of our representatives who will welcome you and help you get transferred to your Hotel. There are no planned activities for the day, thus you may check into your Hotel and relax.
You can opt to either fly to Pokhara, or drive there. The Himalayan city of Pokhara is one of the most famous cities in Nepal, blessed with stunning natural beauty. It is situated beside the Phewa Lake and also presents amazing views of the Annapurna Peaks. The drive to Pokhara follows the Prithivi Highway along the banks of the stunning Trishuli River. The road heads past countless vibrant villages. Likewise, the flight presents good views of the mountain peaks. Upon reaching Pokhara, you will be transferred to the Hotel.
Overnights stay at the Hotel in Pokhara. Include Hotel and Breakfast.
From Pokhara, you will have a short drive to Nayapul, travelling via the road that runs alongside vast hillside terrace farms and pine forests. The drive is pleasant and gives you a good fleeting glimpse of the village life of the Annapurna. You can also enjoy views of the Annapurna Mountain Peaks as well. From Nayapul, you will then trek to Ghandruk- one of the most well-known Gurung villages of the region.
Overnights stay at the guesthouse at Ghandruk. Include B, L, and D.
From Ghandruk, the trail meanders through the valley to Chhomrong. Today’s journey is filled with captivating natural beauty. Chhomrong is situated about 9 kilometres away from Ghandruk and is the gateway to the Annapurna Sanctuary. Wonderful views of the Annapurna Mountains present a contrast to the terrain embedded with serene woodlands that is home to many beautiful Himalayan birds like the Monal and the Danphe. The trail is mostly an up-and-downhill journey.
Overnights say at the guesthouse at Chhomrong. Include B, L, and D.
From Chhomrong, you will enter the Annapurna Conservation Area.It is a protected area that is home to many endangered species of animals and birds. The trail from Chhomrong meanders down the valley towards Chhomrong Khola. Crossing the river via a suspension bridge, you will follow the trail that climbs out the valley, ascending through rhododendron woods and oak forests towards a small settlement called Bamboo. The bridges across the region are often decorated with colourful prayer flags and crossing the bridge over the swiftly flowing rivers is quite a thrill. Further on, the path cuts along steep slippery stone staircases that run through thick bamboo groves towards Dovan.
Overnights stay at the guesthouse. Include B, L, and D.
With a steady ascend, you will make your way over to a mountainside towards the Bagar village. The trail from there leads to the Machhapuchhre Base Camp. It is a somewhat strenuous trek as the path runs through steep slopes and vertical ridgelines. Views of the Machhapuchhre Himal, the Himchuli Peak, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, and the Gangapurna Peak among others from the base camp of Machhapuchhre are simply stunning.
Overnights stay at the guesthouse. Include B, L, and D.
The landscape as you trek further from the Machhapuchhre Base Camp is barren of vegetation. Instead, the land begins to be covered with snow from here on out. The trail widens as you reach the opening of the Annapurna Conservation Area. The high glacial basin of the conservation areas surrounded by a ring of mountains presents a beautiful trek. You can also get a sensational view of the near-vertical south face of the Annapurna Peak along the journey. Trekking through an amazing landscape, you will finally reach the Annapurna Base Camp.
Overnights stay at the Annapurna Base Camp. Include B, L, and D.
Retracing your steps back through the Conservation Area and down the valley, you will trek towards Bamboo, follow the trail once again as it passes over small brooks and rivers and ancient trees that shadow the trail overhead. The forests of the Conservation Area are covered in lichen, orchids, and moss, and low-lying mist often covers the terrain, making the journey quite eerie. An entire sanctuary is a sacred place for the ethnic Gurung people. The trek back towards Bamboo is downhill and relatively easy.
Overnights stay at the guesthouse. Include B, L, and D.
From Bamboo, you will follow a gradually descending path towards one of the famous settlements of the region- Jhinu Danda. The small village is located amid high rising cliffs, and it harbours a natural hot spring that is situated right beside the river. The hot spring is said to have natural healing properties, and you can relax in the hot water to relieve your aching muscles.
Overnights stay at the guesthouse at Jhinu Danda. Include B, L, and D.
From Jhinu, you will follow the same route back towards Nayapul. You will be trekking through beautiful terrace farms and pastures. The grasslands are often laden with yaks and mules. From Nayapul, you will then have a lovely drive back to Pokhara.
Overnights stay at the Hotel in Pokhara. Include Breakfast and Lunch.
You can either have a drive back to Kathmandu or opt for a short flight. Both ways, you can choose your mode of transport and we shall have it arranged accordingly. Upon returning to Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your Hotel.
Overnights stay at the hotel in Kathmandu. Include Farewell dinner.
Approximately three hours before your scheduled flight, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure.
Include Transportation by private vehicle to the airport.
Airport pick up and drop service in a private vehicle
Welcome dinner and farewell dinner.
2-Night accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
2-Night accommodation standard hotel in Pokhara with breakfast
Accommodation during the trekking in a teahouse/Lodge
All meals during the trek (B, L, D and Tea or Coffee) fruits after dinner
Tourist Stander Bus drive to and Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu(option for 30m flight if require)
Gov.certified well trained English speaking trek guide
Cost of the guide and potter(sherpa) their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation
One potter every two members of trekkers group
All government necessary document ACAP permit/TIMS card.
Purified drinking water while on a trek, Down jackets, the sleeping bag must be returned to the company after completion of your trek.
Company’s duffel bag and a company’s t-shirt as a souvenir, trekking route map
First Aid Kit box (carried by your trek guide)
The arrangement of helicopter rescue service (trekker’s travel insurance must cover this expense)
All applicable federal and route local taxes. Adventure certificate (after completion of the trek)
Final departure transfers to the airport.
International Airfare/Nepal Visa
Food in Kathmandu and Pokhara besides welcome and farewell dinner.
Personal expenses for your clothing and personal gears
Your personal expenses such as mineral water, soft and alcoholic beverages, laundry, hot drinking water on the trek bar bills, hot showers
Electronic charges internet, battery charger, camera, Wi: Fi etc.
Your Personal travel insurance that would cover helicopter evacuation as well as medical expenses and trip cancellation
Tipping the trekking crew
Any other expenses not mentioned in the "service Included" section.
Checklist for all season:
Travel document: passport, visa, travel insurance, air tickets, voucher, and a passport-sized photo.
Travel games, like chess, backgammon, scrabble
First-aid kit (containing lip balm, aspirin/ paracetamol, Band-Aid, bandage for sprains, iodine or water purifier, Moleskin for blisters, antiseptic for cuts, anti-bacterial throat lozenge, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for diarrhoea, re-hydration powder, Norfloxacin or
Ciprofloxacin, antibiotic for
Giardia, Diamox and any extra
prescription drugs you are currently taking)
Protein bars, chocolate, dried fruit, candies, and snack foods
Swiss Army Knife
Toiletries (quick-drying towel, toothbrush, toothpaste, multipurpose soap, deodorant, nail clipper, face, and body
moisturizer, feminine, hygiene
products, small mirror
Day pack (with waist straps)
Alarm clock and
Earplugs and eye mask
Refillable water bottle
Sun hat Sunglasses, Scarf
Wind and waterproof shell jacket and trousers (preferably breathable fabric)
Running shoes or sandals
Comfortable walking shoes
Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination
Lightweight thermal gloves
Underwear and shorts
T-Shirt 2 Or 3
Long sleep shirt
(Special Checklist for summer)
Trekking/Hiking boots with spare laces
Lightweight long trousers (no jeans)
Special Checklist for winter and High Altitude:
34. Layered clothing /Thermals and extra warm clothing during winter (December-March)
1 heavyweight or 2 lightweight wool jumper/sweater/fleece jacket
Fleece wind-stopper jacket (optional)
Down jacket or down vest
Fleece Or wool trousers/pants
Heavyweight gloves or mittens
wool or fleece with a waterproof shell outer
A four-season sleeping bag/sleep
sheet Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Special Checklist for summer
Umbrella/waterproof jacket and
Sunscreen lotion with maximum SPF
Nepal Country Visa and Entry Procedure
Here are two ways to obtain a Nepalese visa. The first one is via the Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed in your country. As of the second way, you can easily obtain an On-Arrival visa at the entry/exit points stationed across the country. You can fill out an application form and provide the necessary documents to receive an On-Arrival Visa. Travellers can choose different visa types according to the length of their stay in Nepal.
The visa for 15 days costs USD 30, USD 50 for 30 days, and USD 125 for 90 days. Also if your visa is about to expire but you are not yet done exploring the country, you can get your visa extended for USD 3 per day and if your visa has already expired, it costs USD 5 per day. This information regarding updated Visa Fees is available at the official website of the Department of Immigration at http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/post/notice-regarding-visa-fee-updates.
International flights are only available through the only International airport i.e. the Tribhuvan International Airport. If you are planning on travelling to Nepal by air then TIA is your only option. Flights can be boarded from India, Dubai, Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Kuala Lumpur among many other destinations.
Travelling by land you have two options, via India and China. There is also a direct railway line connecting India and Nepal along with several bus facilities for travelling across the border from India.
Travelling by road through India is the most easily accessible. You can travel to Nepal through Sunauli- Bhairahawa, Raxaul – Birgunj, Siliguri- Kakarbhitta, Banbasa – Mahendranagar, or Bahraich- Nepalgunj. Kodari and Kerung are two entry/exit points stationed at the Nepal-Tibet border.
Popular Destinations to Visit
There are numerous travel destinations in Nepal; each with a unique identity and story of its own. Kathmandu is one of such destinations, with dozens of sightseeing to do, eateries to try out, and handicrafts to shop. Next up is Pokhara which enchants its visitors with its serene lakes and the enthralling views of the Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Fishtail ranges. Similarly, Lumbini, Chitwan, Bandipur, and Palpa are a few other destinations which are ripe for tours and leisurely vacations. Chitwan National Park and Bardia National Park are two of the most popular destinations for jungle safari and wildlife exploration.
As for adventure sports, Kathmandu and Pokhara offer plenty of choices including rafting, bungee jumping, zip-lining, and paragliding. Likewise, the Everest, Annapurna, and Langtang regions stand out as prominent destinations for treks, peak climbing trips, and expeditions.
Things to do in Nepal
The nation is considered to be a paradise for trekkers and grants an exciting number of choices. On these treks, you will witness the grand views of the Himalayas and the cultural prosperity of the ethnic communities along the trails. Everest Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Base Camp Trek are two of the most popular treks in Nepal.
For those who are not satisfied with just gazing up to the mountains, you can go for a mountaineering expedition and peak climbing. While expeditions take you to mountains above the height of 6,500 meters, the destinations of peak climbing trips are low-lying peaks which can be summited even by amateurs. Everest (8848m), Annapurna (8091m), and Ama Dablam (6856m) are popular expedition sites whereas Island Peak (6189m), Mera Peak (6476m), and Pisang Peak (6091m) are the notable peak climbing destinations.
Short tours and sightseeing in Nepal are also quite popular among travellers in Nepal. Likewise, adventure sports like rafting, bungee jumping, paragliding, canyoning, rock climbing, zip-lining, and mountain biking are also among the things that can be done in Nepal.
Trekking Seasons in Nepal
The country lies in the temperate zone and has four distinct climates: spring, summer (with monsoon), autumn, and winter. Normally, the best time to trek in Nepal is in March-May (spring) when the skies are clear, trails are filled with blooming flora, and the temperature is just right.
Another appropriate season is mid-September to November (autumn), during which the temperature is moderate, skies are clear, and mountain views are stunning. The summer season (June – August) is occupied by heavy rainfall increasing the chances of landslides in the hills, while the winter season brings in harsh weather conditions and extreme cold. However, there are treks which can be done during winter and monsoon as well.
Upper Dolpo and Upper Mustang regions lie in the rain-shadow area so, they are ideal trek destinations during monsoon. Likewise, easy and low-altitude treks like Ghorepani Poonhill and Tamang Heritage Trek are perfect during the winter season.
While trekking in Nepal is extremely satisfying, altitude sickness might get a better hold of you at times. The air pressure and oxygen concentration decrease the higher you travel.
As such, altitude sickness is an illness that the human body suffers from due to these reasons. The symptoms of the sickness include lack of appetite, nausea, weakness, lightheartedness, sleep disturbance, tiredness, and headache. These symptoms generally appear when moving upwards of the height of 2,400 meters from sea level.
You can adopt different measures to avoid altitude sickness like a walk at a slow and steady pace, avoiding smoking, and stopping at different stations to acclimatize. Before beginning your trek, make sure you have a first aid kit with ibuprofen or paracetamol and Diamox. If anyone falls victim to altitude sickness, it is necessary to inform the trip leader and descend to a lower altitude. In extreme cases, it might also be necessary to perform Heli rescue and emergency evacuations.
Accidents can happen anywhere so, it is recommended for all tourists to get travel insurance before visiting Nepal. Depending upon the insurance policy and the company, the insurance will look after tragic like theft, loss or accidental damage of gears and other belongings, baggage, and medical emergencies. Likewise, the insurance should also include helicopter evacuation and any kinds of mishaps that might occur during adventure sporting like bungee jumping, rafting, and zip-lining. No one is capable of foreseeing the accidents, but each individual can buy themselves an insurance policy to lessen the effects of the accident.
Meals and Accommodations
In major cities like Pokhara and Kathmandu, you will get multiple options to choose from, from cheap lodges to extravagant 5 stars hotels. Likewise, you will also get to choose from a wide range of cuisines while in the major cities. However, once you move away from the cities, the options for meals and accommodations in Nepal will become limited. During the treks, the best accommodations available are lodges and teahouses. They provide basic facilities for dining and lodging. These places mostly serve traditional Nepali food “Daal Bhat Tarkari” (rice, pulses, and vegetables). Similarly, there are several other food varieties like Momo, Thukpa, and Thakali food available across Nepal.
Banking, ATMs, and Money in Nepal
Nepalese Rupees are the official currency of Nepal. The banknotes of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, and 1000 whereas coins of 1 and 2 are available in Nepal.
While travelling to Nepal, banking and money exchange are not a huge deal in big cities like Pokhara and Kathmandu. When you head to rural areas, the availability of banks, ATMs, and money exchange booths becomes fairly scarce. So, it is best to withdraw enough cash and exchange the currency in major cities. You can also exchange foreign currencies for Nepali Rupees at the Tribhuvan International Airport. You need to be updated about the exchange rates which are available at the official website of Neal Rastra Bank at https://www.nrb.org.np/fxmexchangerate.php.
Internet and Communication
It is quite easy to access the Internet in Nepal. Using Wi-Fi is a widely used way to communicate and use the Internet. Wi-Fi is easily available in major cities and even in some remote destinations. When trekking to remote locations, Wi-Fi might not always be available; so, using cellular data is the best way to communicate over the Internet. You can buy a Sim-card in Nepal at a reasonable price which allows you to make an international call. Also, you can use mobile data while you are in the areas without Wi-Fi. Telephone, Fax, and newspapers are a few other forms of communication in Nepal.
Internal Flight Delays
Due to the geographical diversity and unpredictable climate in the Himalayas, internal flights are often delayed or cancelled. Weather conditions like heavy rainfall, storms, or fog can disrupt flights. So, it is wise to spare an extra day or two as buffer days, in case of flight delays and cancellations. Likewise, it is also necessary to note that the weather conditions are great during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. If you have enough time, you can also choose road transportation in such cases.
Health and Safety Including Traveling alone in Country
The country is very safe for all tourists and travellers. The country is not experiencing any armed conflicts, religious wars, or grave crimes. Travelling alone is also perfectly sage and you will find willing Nepalese to help you with your travel issues. We also advise solo travellers to inform their loved ones and authorities like local police about their travel destination and itinerary to remain on the safe side. However, there are many issues that you need to consider to trek alone. So, you should have ample knowledge and idea before going on a solo trek.
In case of medical emergencies during your trek, you can visit the nearest health post which provides basic medical services. If the medical complication persists, you’ll have to head to the hospitals in towns and cities. Similarly, it is also necessary to follow a healthy and hygienic lifestyle when travelling in Nepal to stay fit and healthy.
Useful Nepali Phrases
How are you?
Tapaii lai Kasto Chha?
I am fine.
Malai Thick Cha
Have you eaten? (used often as an informal greeting)
Certainly this will be an exciting holiday for your people as well for adults, where walk leads to ups and down that is only the tough bit, otherwise, it’s a great interesting walk for all. For minor infants please bring carriage with straps to carry the younger kids especially on ups and down trails, where we can hire extra porters to carry the baby with the carriage.
Depending upon your time and duration for the trek you can book this trip at least 2-3 weeks ahead from our departure dates for the trek, with advance payment as per the norms and rules of the company. Make sure that you have checked your medical and physical fitness before signing the trip and as well purchasing medical and travel insurance which is very important for this kind of adventurous treks in Nepal Himalaya.
From the minimum 3-4 person in the group with the maximum of 10-15 persons in the group, in some cases we do allow booking for a single person as well, running independently at extra cost than in groups.
As per the season wise, the best time is from March to May, when most of the day is clear with minimum temperatures of 0° to 20° Celsius depending upon the altitude and areas. Where most of the morning till mid-days clears for views and walks, sometimes afternoon can get overcast with chances of light rains and snow. March to May will be lively with wild-flowers in full bloom especially various species of rhododendron (national flower of Nepal) from trees too short bushes.
Tea-House the word used in early days when there were smaller numbers of lodges on route trekking, at present each village has more than 10 to 20 good lodges with pleasant rooms accommodations, serving excellent food menus as per the season wise. Some village above 2,500 m do have a nice lodge, but due to freezing cold temperatures in night and morning time where they have toilets on the outside, with some inside as common bathrooms and restrooms. All rooms and dining with warm heating and cozy facilities to make your stay much pleasant and enjoyable.
Most of the places do have electricity on route trekking run by hydro-power after main villages, where much of electric supply are private and individual of the lodge owners with sun/solar power to activate electric just for the lodge and as well for customers to charge their computers and cell-phones. Some places do have networks for cell phones and as well for internets like Wi-Fi above Chomrong some areas due to high peaks and hills, the networks are disturbed in deep areas like around river gorge areas. At present nearly all people in Nepal including remote villages do have an assist to cell-phones with fine network connection only in bad weather the line can be broken, otherwise it is fine in working order.
In this situation where our guides are well equipped with knowledge for emergency and
medical purpose, depending upon the seriousness of the victims if it is much critical where
nearest medical attention needed, we call for immediate evacuation for Helicopter services to
reach the victims to nearest medical station and hospital.
Scenic views of world’s highest mountains with Dhaulagiri-Annapurna and Manaslu range
include magnificent Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’ peaks, where walk leads you around
Buddhist country is interwoven with old traditional life and custom similar to Tibetans.
The walk leads to visit Gurung villages and encountering many farm fields and terraces of
interesting traditional life of the local villagers.
Gurung tribes are high hills people of Nepal Far Mid-West Himalaya spread out throughout Nepal, where most concentrated within Annapurna and Dhaulagiri area of both Hindu and Buddhist religion and origin, these hill tribes are famous as legendary Gurkha soldiers in foreign legion and army like British, India as well some as a police force in Singapore and security guards in many parts of the world overseas. Besides men-folk as famous Gurkha soldiers, the hill people are mostly farmers and cattle herders as the traditional profession.
Absolutely the best months of the year and seasons for botany students, flower and nature lovers, where hills and valley alive with wild-flowers in full bloom with riots of different colors, rhododendron from tall trees too short bushes will be in flowering times, rhododendron national flower of Nepal also.