Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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Facts of the Trip

Duration: 12 Days

Highest access: 4130m

Group Size: Min 2 to Max 14

Location: Annapurna Conservation Area Project

Grade: Easy/Classic

Best season: March-May & Oct-Dec

Culture: Cultural program with Special Dinner

Transportation: Tourist Bus/Private vehicle

Accommodation: Hotel/Tea House

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner + Tea or Coffee

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek is also called as Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. Normally trekking towards the Annapurna Base Camp Trek has 3 options, it starts from either Nayapul or Dhampus Phedi also there is one option which is also known as Annapurna Panorama Trek that will head towards the complete Ghorepani Poon-Hill (3,210m). There is another trail which follows along the Syuli Bazar and another option that will begin from Dhampus whereas all those trails will join Chhomorong to reach the Annapurna Base camp (4,130m).

Explore The Best Of Annapurna Base Camp:

Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trek is one of the finest places to trek in Nepal & it’s all about that attraction for the mountains. But there is so much more than just the clear mountains all through the ABC trek that must keep your eyes wide open & feet on your toes. Alongside mountains, you’ll be escorted by the delightful Gurungs, lush-green plantations, and Himalayan creatures. Listed below are some of the things that’ll make your Annapurna Base Camp trip to remember for many years. So, don’t miss out on them.

Witness ABC during full-moon:

The base-camp is your ultimate reward for selecting this trek & every painful limb will shout “it is worth it!” once you arrive at the  Colosseum of mountains. You’ll be enclosed by these enormous giants & you might discover it tough to keep your mouth close. Jaw-dropping sights are absolutely common here. And  during an ABC trek in full moon the mountain glow up wonderfully and you will want to capture them in your camera for sure "Watching Hawk migration" from ABC. Annapurna trekking trail is one of the most popular and striking trails that may require around 5 to 7 hours walk per day

ABC here denotes to the Australian Base Camp instead of the famous Annapurna Base Camp. From late October-November, about 500 Raptors largely Eagles move westward every day. And if the mountain climate has turned out to be a bit adverse, you’ll have these birds flying at your eye level. Bring your camera to shoot these amazing birds. Also, don’t forget to live the moment.

Annapurna region is in the North central part of Nepal containing the massif Himalayan chain that comprises the world’s 10th highest peak i.e. Annapurna I (8091m) along the with 13 others peaks above 8000m ranges and 16 others peaks with 700m. Annapurna region is protected by the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) within 7,639m km square range which is known as one of the largest conservation areas of Nepal that lies in the east of Kali Gandaki isolated from massif Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range. There are many other mountains along the trek with different height such as Annapurna South, Mt. Himchuli(6,441m), Gandharva Chuli and Machhapuchhre Himal(6,993m)Fishtail etc  and  the hundreds of small peaks in the Annapurna region and you can enjoy with Nature, culture, local inhabitants and friendly environment of the Villagers.  The A B C Trek can be done within 7-12 days so it will depend on your hiking speed and time. Annapurna region Trek is taken as an easy –classical trail that offers us best opportunity to explore and discover the awe-inspiring scenery views of the massif Himalayan ranges.

We pursue our trekking along the dense Rhododendron forests of the Hinku Cave traverse via the Gurung Village of Chomrong and Landrung, Following through Modi Khola (River).  On the way to Modhi Khola it offers us striking views of the Fishtail and Himchuli, alluring scenery beauties then we will trek down to till Nayapul and take a bus to Pokhara. When you will be in Pokhara it will provide you relaxation moment after completing your trek you will have pleasurable ambiance in Pokhara. Then we will drive back to Kathmandu where you can visit world heritage sites (City Sightseeing in Kathmandu), shopping etc before going back to Home.

As having an experience in this field I had been there 15 times as a mountain guide also it is one of my favorite trekking trail of Annapurna region. This trail helps all the amateur of trekkers or travelers to make a good decision for an amazing holiday towards the Annapurna Base Camp via Poon-Hill. Thus it is easy to decide but you just have to query to our official e-mail id or you can directly contact us with numbers of Trekkers, the category of Hotels and full board services or guide, porter service mention on your proper message.  We would be glad to provide all the details information as per your request.

Day 01
Arrival at Kathmandu International airport (TIA) 1,400 m- Welcome by Himalayan Magic Treks member and direct transfer to hotel in Kathmandu over night on Bed & Breakfast
Day 02
Drive from Kathmandu to Nayapul by Mini micro bus Trek to Hile (1,430 m) 3 hours walking overnight at Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Day 03
Trek to Ghorepani (2,860 m) 6 to 7 hours walking overnight at Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Day 04
Early Morning Sunrise View for Poon -Hill (3,210 m) again Trek to Tadapani (2,630 m) 6/7 hours walking overnight at Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
DAY 05
Trek to Sinuwa (2,360 m) 6 to 7 hours walking overnight at Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Day 06
Trek to Deurali (3,230 m) 7 hours walking overnight at Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Day 07
Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 m) 5 hours overnight at Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Day 08
Early morning nice view of Annapurna I (8,091m), and Sunrise from Mt. Machhapuchre (6,997 m) also magnificent Himalayan panorama many etc, than trek back to Sinuwa overnight at Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch ,Dinner).
Day 09
Trek to Jhinu Dnda(1,780 m) 4 hours walking overnight at Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Day 10
Trek to Until Birethanti(1,025m) / Nayapul (1,070 m) 4 hours walking than by private transport to Pokhara overnight at Pokhara Hotel on Bed & Breakfast
Day 11
Drive back to Kathmandu by Deluxe Tourist bus overnight at Hotel on Bed & Breakfast. Evening farewell dinner with typical Nepali culture.
Day 12
Departure! Transport by car from your hotel to Airport for your onward destination. Services End of Himalayan Magic Treks.

The Trip cost will be vary depending on the Group Size duration of days and Services required please contact us via our email info@himalayanmagictreks.com with your details to obtain a quote.

Cost includes:

  • Airport Pick Up & Drops by private transport
  • Kathmandu/Nayapul by mini micro bus
  • Pokhara/Kathmandu by Tourist bus.
  • All Ground Transportation above program
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) and Tea or Coffee
  • All the nights accommodation on Guest House (Lodge) during the Trek
  • 2 night's accommodation Hotel in Kathmandu on Bed & breakfast
  • 1 Night accommodation in Pokhara on Bed & breakfast
  • An English Speaking Guide
  • One porter for two Guest's to carry your Luggage 25 Kg
  • All Government local Taxes
  • Annapurna conservation fees
  • (TIMS)Trekker’s information Management System
  • First Aid medical kit
  • General equipment for Porter during the Adventure trip
  • Guide and porter salary
  • Guide and Porters insurance during the trekking
  • Duffle Bags refundable to protect your Luggage
  • Company T-shirt as a Souvenir
  • Tour Certificate
  • Farewell Dinner with typical Nepali culture

Cost excludes:

  • Dinner & Lunch in Kathmandu/Pokhara
  • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses such as all Bar Bills Alcoholic or non Alcoholic Beverage drinks, phone and Laundry
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance.Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects
  • Tips

Acute Mountains Sickness (AMS) sign:

Headache, often with the loss of appetite, nausea vomiting, tiredness, dizziness, distributed sleep. What to do? Stay at height for 1-2 days in lower place to acclimatization, descend or use diamox  (250mg every 12 hours).

HACE signs:

Severe headache, loss of balance/coordination, staggering, irrational behavior, confusion, drowsiness, coma, death (Sometimes in a few hours)
What to do? Check with straight-line heel-to-toe walking.  HACE victims cannot do it. DESCEND immediately , even at night, at least 1000m with someone else, oxygen, Gamow bag, keep patient warm, diamox to be safe also take hot garlic soup

HAPE Signs:

Breath (even at rest), dry cough/pink or rusty spit, blue lips/nails, very tired, low fever, gurgling breath, drowsy, coma, death.
What to do? See HACE + Nifedipine

PREVENTION:

Ascend slow (300-500m/day) don’t exert yourself, eat high carbohydrate foods, drink lots of water and locals recommend garlic soup avoid alcohol and caffeine.

For information in Manag / at least Listen Guide suggestion

Visit HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association) doctors’ talk at 3pm( Mar-Apr, Oct-Nov)

Safety first:

Sprains and stains

Probably the most common accident in the area, Steep terrain and rough trails may cause many people strain their knees and ankles. Remember stretch before you start walking, take your time avoid trekking in the night time, and bring joint support bandages if you require hem.
Health posts. There are at least one health post in every VDC of the Area. This facility is open to trekkers who require medical attention. A novel a you can help the Health post is to leave any unwanted medicines at the center at the end of your trek. This may help other fellow trekkers ho need urgent medical care.

Rescue operation- how to be prepared?

We will be serious in this case to protect our clients in the Mountain and it should be able to organize a rescue evacuation for you quickly in your critical situation. If not the following precautions may prevent a long wait for a helicopter for rescues during emergency.
  Have travel insurance and carry your insurance policy number with you.
  Carry a credit card with you.
  Do the coordination with your Tour Guide to connection with responsible person of HMT to quick Rescue services to safe your Life
  Clients should Keep in touch with Company Manager during your travel time and Do not trust only Guide for this Emergency case
  Guest should be able to check First aid kit with your Guide , who goes to Mountains to guiding you and avoid trekking on your own.

Other problems:

•    Sick, Doctors at VDC health posts, Foreign doctors in Manang ( March-April,  Sept-early December)
•    Helicopter evacuation, You have to call in Kathmandu HMT Office 01-4378206 or 9849166578 (Nabin) directly with your guide support
-    Have a credit card and travel insurance number
•    Donkeys/Mules/yak: stay on the uphill side of these beasts.
•    Leeches: stay on trail use salt to get rid of them, avoid the monsoon season.
•    Full lodges: stop early don’t arrive in a place with 1-2 lodges at dusk, carry a tent
•    Hypothermia: when cold and or wet. Starts with shivering, progressing to slurred speech, stumbling, confusion, death.

Safe and non-pollution drinking water

Please do not buy bottled water as most bottles end up polluting the environment. Using untreated rive and tap water is a sure bet to get diarrhea, giardia etc

Safe drinking water stations:

To reduce plastic after, ACAP & New Zealand Overseas Development Assistance have established these station. Refill your bottle with this Ozonated water, safer and cheaper than mineral water (mostly NRs 60-70)

Settlement 

Price NRs/Liter

Settlement 

Price NRs/Liter

Muktinath

70

Pisang

70

Kagbeni

70

Chame

70

Jomsom

 70

Bagarchhap

70

Marpha

70

Tal

70

Tukuche

70

Jhinu Danda

70

Larjung

70

Ghorepani

70

Lete

70

Ulleri

70

Ghasa

70

Ghandruk

60

Letdar

70

 Tadapani

70

Manang

70

Landruk

70

Yakharka

70

Chhomorong

70

•    Iodine tablets: Use 1 tablet per liter and wait 30 min. Hide foul taste with lemon or orange flavored powder.
•    Boiled and filtered water  fairly safe but not so good if boiled with firewood
•    Your own water filter would be recommended during the Trek
Reducing pollution and environmental impacts
•    Carry out what you carry in
•    Take your empty batteries home stay / eat in loges than cook in gas/kerosene and have solar showers
•    Order the same  food for several people at the same time to cooking easily to saving time to reach for destination on time without any risk
•    Wear warm clothes rather than having the rooms heated
•    Don’t defecate new after sources
•    Dump garbage only at proper bins or pits
•    A high altitudes (4000m) do not even throw way biodegradable junk
•    Do not disturb wildlife
•    Do not hurt or remove animals and plants in the protected areas
•    Do not buy items made from wildlife parts, It will be illegal in the sum of dangerous case 
•    Don’t accept “free” plastic bags.

Important to take along

•     Copy of passport , travel insurance and entry permit should have always with you or Guide
•    Credit card ( in case of evacuation)
•    Iodine tablets, water bottle sunscreen, long-sleeved shirt, ha sun glasses, lip balm, insect repent.
•    Warm clothes, thermal underwear, gloves, good boos, trekking pole( optional)

Culturally acceptable behavior

You are a guest In Nepal and it is appreciated if you behave like one:

•    Dress decently( no short shorts or revealing clothes)
•    Do not show affection in public
•    Do not buy antiques
•    Do no point your feet(unclean) to people and point with full hand not with one  finger
•    Do not step over persons
•    Do not touch or step over offerings(re powder, flowers/rice)
•    Do not use your left hand( dirty)
•    Receive and give with two hands
•    Ask permission before taking people’s photographs.
•    Do  not ask local kids for school pens or sweets( don’t give either)
•    Discourage begging, pay fair prices
•    Take off your shoes before entering a monastery
•    Go clockwise around Stupas,  Temples or world Heritage sides etc
•    Do not eat smoke or be loud a religious sites
•    Women should avoid touching monks/lamas

Some ACAP activities:

Together with local communities
•    Visitor centers:  info + leaflets on local villages and culture, local guided tours, festival dates. In Bhulbhule- Check post, Koto-Check post, Manang-informaion center, Jomsom- Check post.
•    Mustang Eco Museum at S-end of Jomsom: Local culture, nature, geology
•    Garbage/pollution control: awareness, incinerators clean-up campaigns, toilets.
•    Conservation: tree planting oil conservation river bank protection biodiversity surveys n projection.
•    Alternative emery; micro Hyde plans, solar water heaters, light etc. 
•    Trail improvement: widening, paving, bridges, signs.
•    Agriculture and endear development community infrastructure.
•    Health services support
•    Conservation education
•    Heritage conservation
•    Lodge management and training
•    Training of guides and porters
•    Signs and notice boards
•    Safe drinking water stations

Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu airport Welcome by Himalayan Magic Treks member and direct transfer to hotel in Kathmandu Airport (1,400 m) on Bed & Breakfast
Day 02Drive from Kathmandu to Nayapul by Mini micro bus Trek to Nayapul 3 hours walking to Syauli Bazzar over night at Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 03Trek to Sinuwa (2,360 m) 6 to 7 hours walking overnight at Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 04Trek to Deurali (3,230 m) 7 hours walking over night Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 05Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 m) 5 hours overnight at Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 06Early morning nice view of Annapurna I (8,091m), and Sunrise from Mt. Machhapuchre (6,993 m) also magnificent Himalayan panorama many etc, than trek back to Sinuwa overnight at Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 07Trek to Jhinu (1,780 m) 4 hours walking overnight at Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 08Trek to Until Birethanti / Nayapul (1,050 m) 4 hours walking than by private transport to Pokhara overnight at Pokhara Hotel on Bed / Breakfast
Day 09Drive back to Kathmandu by Deluxe Tourist bus over night at Hotel on Bed / Breakfast. Evening farewell dinner with typical Nepali culture
Day 10Departure transport by car from your hotel to Airport for your onward destination.

Clients Reviews

The Best Trekking Company in Nepal

(5/5)
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#1 Company in Nepal After few emails with Nabin, owner of Himalayan Magic Treks . We finally booked our trip with Himalayan Magic Treks before coming to Nepal and the process was faultless from the very beginning. We tailored a trek that suited us and our dates. We went to Poon Hill and ABC in 9 days program. Which is made by Nabin and his suggestion was absolutely perfect for us. We are very lucky to got contact this company from internet and Nabin answered promptly so it makes me 100 % trust this Company with his details information.   
The tea houses we stayed in looked better than some of the other accommodation available.The guide and porters spoke excellent English and were very easy to speak with. They were keen to learn more and were very knowledgeable on the route and answered all of our questions. Their good humour allowed a sufficient amount of banter between our group which made it very enjoyable. They were always offering to help with any problems. In contrast, other guides and groups from other companies looked far worse. Magic Treks' were far better kitted out and professional than all the other guides and porters we saw. A level of professionalism that made us feel more at ease.
Going in wet season we had expected poor weather but were very lucky and got amazing views of at ABC despite not having been to Poon Hill because of poor weather.

Overall, Himalayan Magic Treks were professional and reasonable in price. If/when I return to Nepal I would only consider using them. A brilliant company and one sure to make your trip to Nepal amazing

email:dg14071.2014@my.bristol.ac.uk

Camp Base de l'Annapurna Trekking

(5/5)
Renued

Nous avons passé 3 semaines au Népal en février 2010 dont 12 jours en compagnie de Nabin qui nous a fait découvrir un petit bout de l’Himalaya.

Nous avons choisi un trek nous amenant au camp de base des Annapurna en passant par les villages et sites immanquables pour tout touriste curieux de découvrir en profondeur ces montagnes, sa faune, sa flore mais aussi ses habitants et le mode de vie qui en découle.

Nous marchions 4/5 heures par jour en prenant le temps d’apprendre les chansons du pays et quelques mots népalais…Nabin, qui parle le français, nous a transmis beaucoup de connaissances sur sa culture et sur la montagne.

Son humour et sa bonne humeur ont été de bonnes amies durant ce séjour et toujours soucieux de nous offrir le meilleur, nous n’avons jamais manqué de rien.

Nous avons partagé de bons moments de camaraderie, sur le chemin et dans les refuges et pris le temps de découvrir et de nous enrichir d’autres choses que ce pourquoi nous étions venus…

Nous projetons de revenir marcher au Népal dans un futur proche,… Et c’est sans aucun doute que nous ferons appel à ses services pour nous guider et nous proposer un itinéraire en rapport à nos envies, besoins et motivations.

Julie Rendek et Renaud Ossant
18, rue de la Tour Neuve,
45000 Orléans

le trek de l'Annapurna Base Camp

(5/5)

'' Namasté!!!!
Je suis venue au Népal en laissant mon esprit largement ouvert à la magie de la découverte.  Après un début de trek avec toi Nabin, et en vue des circonstances dans le groupe, tu m'as offert la chance de rencontrer cet autre guide, Rajendra Karki et de partager avec lui et Ramech la suite du treck de l'Everest Base Camp. Puis seule avec lui le trek de l'Annapurna Base Camp et de sa région. Raj est un être d'une grande gentillesse et ce sont les yeux fermés que nous lui accordons notre confiance. C'est un véritable soleil! Grace à son écoute et sa patience, je peux enfin dire que je parle anglais (rire). Sans oublier qu'il m'a sauvé de mon ivresse des montagnes à 5200m d'altitude tandis que moi, je pensais seulement avoir une grosse envie de dormir! Merci à lui et à son professionnalisme. Il a été pour moi un guide mais aussi un ami qu'il restera certainement.
Bien sûr, je n'oublierai pas non plus Kotgah que nous aimons parcequ'il est impossible qu'il en soit autrement et la douceur de Ramech.
Nous avons marché pendant plus d'un mois et demi. La marche en montagne est une aventure que nous ne pouvons oubliée, bonne ou mauvaise. C'est un retour aux sources, une communion avec le tout.
C'est un apprentissage sur la vie. Pour ceux qui savent rester ouvert, c'est l'occasion d'échange, de rencontres et de partage magnifiques! Et nombreux sont les Népalais et autres êtres venus d'autres contrés capablent de ce partage. Le Népal je l'aime avec le bon et malgrés le moins bon. La simplicité de ses habitants, leur bienveillance, leur sourire. La beauté de l'himalaya, de ces vieilles forêts chargées de bonnes énergies, ces temples bouddhistes.
Merci à vous Nabin et Gopal, pour votre accueil et votre prise en charge.
Lily -EBC et ABC 2012".