Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 11 Days

Overview

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an eleven day trekking package in which you get to hike daily in the Annapurna taking you to the base camps of Annapurna as well of Machhapuchhare in it. The Annapurna Region is famed internationally among hiking and trekking enthusiasts for the environment in which it is done. If you happen to be one and not having done any of these outdoor adventurous activities, then your wish list might not have been fulfilled.

The region in which the trek to Annapurna base camp is done, has all the trekker of sublime places would look in addition to the daily views of the Annapurna ranges and peaks and other mountains, some of which are higher than 8,000 meters above sea level in height. Then there is the terrain to talk about. On the trek, you pass through some of the best natural vegetation and forest that Earth has to offer, which cut through rivers and gorges with fast freshwater flowing rivers. There are also the periodic views of glaciers emitting from the bases of the high Himalayan Mountains. Each day on the hike, you wake up to the snow-capped mountain peaks in the distances with the sun rising over them, which is a sight all by itself. Then the Annapurna base camp trek of eleven days, takes you through villages of rural living in Nepal. These villages by themselves are of diversified kinds where different ethnicities live in harmony each portraying their own cultural and religious at the same time. The forest, that one encounters has a vast array of magical flora and fauna, animal, and birds which in itself has made trekking in Annapurna region a much sort after trekking destination with different short and long trips in it, such as Annapurna Circuit Trek Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek Pokhara Valley Trekking.

There is much that one can take away from this Annapurna Base Camp Trek. It is not only of the trek you make to the base camp of Annapurna, which is one of the most difficult mountain peaks to summit in the world which falls in the category of 8,000 and above mountains heights, you also get to visit the base camp of another unique mountain which appears in the shape of a fish-tail and that is in view most of the trek along with the Annapurna ranges. The other things worth mentioning are the trails are made for walking with daily changing views of snow-capped peaks, forest that seem to be ever-changing. Plus with the change the terrain and landscape does the magical job of comforting your hike. The other plus point of the trek, is that you are passing through villages of various cultural diversity of different ethnic communities which give you a glimpse of rural activities that exists in the Himalayas. Another thing worth mentioning is the trek takes you along a number of stream, rivers in which you are from one side to another via suspension bridges and at time crossing gorges of various depts. On the whole, this is an adventurous eco-trek that a person can do, with the rewards of being physically, mentally and spiritually rejuvenated on completion.

Where do we stay after each day’s hike during Annapurna Base Camp Trek?
At the start and finish of the trek, you are mainly kept at three star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara. While you are on the true hike which is made through villages of various population densities not connected to any motor ways, they have lodges, since this area known as the Annapurna trekking regions has long been associated with trekking. So the lodges has maintained a level which is compatible to the western taste. You will need to share a room on twin-sharing bases. Food like breakfast and dinner is usually taken at the lodge where you stop for the night. Most of the rooms, have their own toilets, with western styled commodes. The lodges in the higher levels might have out-door shared toilets.

Outline Trekking Itinerary for Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu
Day 02 : Kathmandu to Pokhara by flight (25 min) or by Bus (6-7 hours)
Day 03 : Star of Trek, Pokhara to Ghandruk (1940m) [5-6 Hours], 8.6 km
Day 04 : Trek from Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m) [4-5 Hours], 9 km
Day 05 : Trek from Chhomrong to Dovan (2580m) [5-6 Hours], 8.6 km
Day 06 : Trek from Dovan to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m) [5-6 Hours], 8 km
Day 07 : Trek from MBC to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) [2-3 Hours] & back to Dovan [5-6 Hours] 10 km
Day 08 : Trek from Dovan to Jhinu (1760) [5-6 Hours) 7 km
Day 09 : Trek from Jhinu to Nayapul to Pokhara (5-6 Hours trek, 1 hour drive) 13 km
Day 10 : Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 11 : Transfer to airport for your onward destination

Trip Highlights

  • Witness magnificent views of the world’s highest peaks on the cards while flying across Nepal’s sky, and excitement level proliferates as the plane cuts through different hills to land on the Kathmandu Valley
  • Enjoy sightseeing tour to various historical/natural/cultural heritage sites along with Nepal’s oldest Buddhist Monasteries
  • Catch panoramic view of Mt. Annapurna range along with other adjacent mountains.
  • Explore Annapurna Base Camp which provides the eye-popping view of Mt. Annapurna
  • Pass through gushing rivers, green countryside, alpine meadows, valleys, glaciers etc.
  • Witness variety of floras and faunas
  • Get along with ethnic people and their culture

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival at Kathmandu

Today is the day that you will be entering the country. So a representative from Breakfree Adventures, will be waiting at the International Airport to welcome you to the country and will have you driven to your three star hotel booked specially for your stay in the city. If you have any time left in the day, you can either use it to rest or take a stroll around the area of your hotel to get used to the sounds and tastes of the capital city.

Day 2
Kathmandu to Pokhara (Flight 25 min/ by bus 6 to 7 hrs)

Depending on your predilection, you can either take a flight to Pokhara or by bus. The flight would take about 25 to 30 minutes whereas the bus about 6 to 7 hour, but would be most rewarding, as you would pass through some astonishing scenery of rural Nepal and verdure hills and river. On reaching Pokhara, you are checked into a three star hotel for the nigh

Day 3
Pokhara to Ghandruk (1940 m) (5 to 6 hours Hike) 8.6Km

Today is the day you will start the trek, but first, we must drive you to Nayapul. On getting there, we start walking the distance of 9.6 Km to Ghandruk. On the hike up a slightly climbing gradient, we are offered some of the most magnificent view of the Annapurna Mountains as well as Machhapuchhre. On arrival at Ghandruk, we take a short stroll around this model village, mostly habituated by the Gurung Community. We also pay a visit to the village museum. We stay at a lodge here for the nigh

Day 4
Ghandruk to Chhomrung (2170 m) (4 to 5 hours Hike) 9Km

We start the day early with breakfast with the sun rising over the mountain peaks from Ghandruk. Then we start the hike to Chhomrung. We start by ascending up the trail for an hour to Ghandrukkot and then down to Kimron Khola. Here onwards it is steep hike right till Chhomrung (2170m). On the way we will be taken up by the views of Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre. Chhomrung is a small hamlet below the gigantic Annapurna. We stay the night at a lodge.

Day 5
Chhomrung to Dovan (2580 m) (5 to 6 hours Hike) 8.6Km

On having a hearty breakfast at Chhomrung, we start the hike for Dovan. The path takes along the Modi Khola after which we start climbing slowly up the forested slops, we then cross a suspension bridge and move down to Sinuwa Danda. After passing Sinuwa Danda, we hike to Khuldighar through a thick wood of rhododendron. Along a slop of stones into a thick bamboo groove and rhododendron wood, we finally get to Doven where we stop the night at a lo

Day 6
Dovan to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700 m) (5 to 6 hour Hike) 8Km

Today we hike to the base camp of Machhapuchhre (3700 M). First, it is a slight descend on following a path above a river and a thick forest where we cross two streams and then through some lonely places with wonderful sceneries in which you might come across wild pigs, deer and snow leopards. Sometime afterwards, it is a climb to Hinko cave and then begin descending to Deurali. Once there, the path takes us via a river bed and up the side of a mountain. Ongoing further, it is Bagar where the path takes us to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC) where you get lovely views of Machhapuchhare, Mount Annapurna, Hiunchuli, Annapurna South and others. We stay the night at a lodge.

Day 7
MBC to Annapurna Base Camp (4130 m) (2 to 3 hours) to Dovan (5 to 6 hours) 10Km

Finally today, we get to hike to Annapurna Base Camp which should take us about 3 hours to get to. Enjoying the scenes from so close, and seeing how it feels like at a base camp, we take the hike back to Dovan through some superb mountain and glacial sceneries. We stay the night at a lodge in Dovan.

Day 8
Dovan to Jhinu (1760 m) (5 to 6 hours Hike) 7Km

This day, we continue with the hike to Jhinu (1760 m). The path takes us uphill over stone steps to a ridge before getting to Sinuwa and then goes down till we reach Chhomrung, hiking further ahead, we reach Jhinu where we stay the night at a lodge.

Day 9
Jhinu to Nayapul (5 to 6 hours Hike) to Pokhara (1 hr drive)

Today we do some hiking for about 6 hours to get to Nayapul from where we are picked up and riven to Pokhara. In Pokhara, we are checked into a three star hotel for th

Day 10
Pokhara to Kathmandu

Today we head back to Kathmandu by tourist bus, taking all the rural sceneries on the way in. At Kathmandu you are checked into a three star hotel and then taken to an authentic Nepali restaurant for dinner with the staff of the company.

Day 11
Transfer to airport for your onward destination

According to the time of your flight, a representative from Breakfree Adventures will drop you off at the airport to bid you farewell, three hours ahead of your flight for check in formalities.
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Cost

What is Included

  • Airport pick up/drop by a private vehicle.
  • Two night’s accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast as per the itinerary.
  • Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu transfers by a tourist bus. (Option: Flight or private vehicle)
  • Two night’s accommodation in Pokhara including breakfast as per the itinerary.
  • Pokhara - Nayapul - Pokhara transfers by a private vehicle.
  • All accommodations during the trek at lodges/Teahouse.
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Experienced Government licensed English speaking trekking guide and necessary porters (1 Porter for 2 trekkers) on the trek.
  • Trekking staff costs like their transportation, food, accommodation, wages, and insurance.
  • Annapurna Conservation area (ACAP) entrance permit fee.
  • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card fees. (Please bring 2 passport size photos for TIMS & ACAP Permit)
  • First Aid medical kit (carried by your trek guide).
  • Trek gears like duffle bag, down jacket, sleeping bag and walking pole. (To be returned after the trek)
  • Our souvenir to you - Breakfree Adventures T-shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate.
  • Farewell dinner in Authentic Nepali Restaurant after the trek completion.
  • All government and local taxes, VAT.

What is Not Included

  • Lunch or Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Nepal visa fee (bring accurate USD cash, US$30 per person for 15 days, and two passport photos)
  • Extra accommodations in Kathmandu or Pokhara if required.
  • International airfare and travel insurance.
  • Any kinds of drinks or personal expenses (tea/coffee, hot chocolate, boiled water, bottled water, soft drinks, beer, phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, hot shower etc.)
  • Tips for guide and porters.
When is the best time to do Annapurna base camp trek?

The best time to do Annapurna base camp trek is from pre-monsoon (February, March, April and May) and post-monsoon (late September, October, November and December). Annapurna Base Camp can also be done in January and early September which is winter so the trail will be filled with snow with freezing cold in the mornings and the nights. Monsoon season receives a lot of rain with slipper and muddy trails, and landslide sometimes too.

What is the Annapurna base camp trek difficulty level?

Annapurna base camp trek difficulty level is a moderate graded trek. No technical parts using ropes or ice axe are required. Annapurna is a very accessible region and one of the popular trekking destinations of Nepal. Almost anyone can undertake treks in the Annapurna region. Though the trekking trail comprises of long paths that go up and then down. One with weak ankles should take caution. Depending on the season, there can also be snow and ice on the trails.

What is the level of fitness for this trek?

Though the trek is a moderate graded trek there are some long days and steep inclines. But previous trekking experience or technical experience isn’t required. At the foremost what’s needed is a good physical condition and you can walk for four to six hours per day over hilly terrain. If you don’t have a previous trek experience or do not exercise regularly, we recommend that you go for a little exercise and daily walking before your trip. During the trek, enough rest days are planned to help you acclimatize safely to the increasing elevation.

Is travel insurance for Annapurna base camp trek required?

Absolutely! You are recommended to get travel insurance that covers even at higher altitudes i.e. up to 4000m. The insurance policy usually doesn’t cover over 3,000 meters of altitude. So, make sure these things while purchasing travel insurance for Annapurna base camp and read their policie

Do I get altitude sickness on Annapurna base camp trek?

At higher altitudes, anyone might experience altitude sickness regardless of how you fit you are or age-difference. Those who haven’t lived at high altitudes may also suffer from altitude sickness (also called as AMS or altitude motion sickness). The highest point on this trek goes above 4000 meters so altitude sickness can occur. The best thing to do is walk slow and proper hydration altitude sickness on Annapurna base camp trek can be prevented.

How is Annapurna base camp trek accommodation?

Family-run lodges often called ‘Teahouses’ are in the Annapurna region. Especially the higher you go accommodation is limited, so the room may differ from a private single/double room to a bed in a dormitory. Annapurna base camp trek accommodation is a very basic accommodation and usually be shared shower and toilet facilities. All lodges have a communal dining hall. Though basic, these teahouses are clean and welcoming, friendly and warm resting place after a tiring day’s trek.

What are Annapurna base camp trek food?

Lodges on the trail offer wide choices for foods and drinks. These contain typical Nepali meals to the continental dishes. Nepali dish ‘Dal Bhat’ with season vegetable and pickle. Or, go for pizza, momo, noodles, macaroni, sizzler, sandwich, burger, etc. Different types of coffee, fruit juice, and alcoholic drinks are also available. If you have booked a package tour then the company handles all costs. But if booked on service only then Annapurna base camp trek food cost to US$25-30 per person per day for lunch/dinner, where breakfast will be included. But on high altitude treks, avoiding alcoholic drinks is a good idea.

Is drinking water available during the trek?

Bottled water can be bought or you can take along a bottle and fill the bottle with tap water with purifying tablets. These can be bought in Pokhara or Kathmandu before the trek. Most brands of purification tablets take just 30 minutes before you can drink. Drinking a minimum of 3 to 4 liters of water per day is recommended.

What foods should I bring with me?

Bringing snacks and protein bars is good. Daily meal includes Dal Bhat – Nepali meal which is already high in carbohydrate. If you bring your own food, lodges may charge you an additional cost.

Will the company arrange a trekking permit for Annapurna base camp

Yes, and trekking permit for Annapurna base camp includes ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) entry fee and TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card. Annapurna conservation area entry fee is US$30 per person. TIMS card is US$10 per person. Both of the permits are already included while booking so you don’t have to worry about it.

Can I take showers during the trek?

Showers are available at Lodges. Especially the higher up you go there will usually be shared bathrooms in most lodges. Hot water shower needs to be paid per person. As you go higher, the colder it gets and you may have to think for the second time for a shower. Wait just a few days until your descent. Wet wipes can be used to clean your body but in trek it might come expensive. So it is good to buy them in Pokhara or Kathmandu.

Where should I buy trekking gear?

You can bring trekking gear from your home country. They can also be bought in Kathmandu or Pokhara at many trekking shops around there. But, most of the trekking gears you get here are not up to standard though are comparatively cheaper. So, it’s up to you to decide. The last option to buy them is in Pokhara if you forget any trekking gears.

Is charging my camera, mobile possible?

All the electronics can be charged in lodges with an extra cost of US$2-6 per hour. Further up you go, the price for charging increases.

If I get sick during the trek, what will happen?

Sickness depends upon its nature. For mild sickness usually descending to a lower altitude with the help and support of the guide or porter is done. For serious illness, emergency helicopter evacuation service is arranged. Our guide will be in constant contact with us and takes immediate action as per the situation. This is where travel insurance comes covering for a medical evacuation service and other medical expenses. Our guides carry first aid kit with basic medication like simple painkillers, altitude sickness tablets, bandages, balm for muscle aches and medication to treat diarrhea and vomiting. They are experienced trek guides and will take care of you if anything happens to you.

Can this trek doing alone okay?

Trekking solo trekking to the Annapurna base camp is possible. You can trek without joining a group or you can even trek without any trekking guide too. The trek is completely safe for solo trekkers. But please keep in mind that it will be safe only if you have prior experience of high altitude treks. Otherwise, chances are a novice trekker walking alone may go through several unexpected complications.

Is Annapurna base camp trek safe?

The trail to the Annapurna Base Camp is among the safe trekking routes if certain precautions are taken and the trails aren’t particularly dangerous though it has a risk of avalanche in a certain season like winter or monsoon. There is least to no news of trekkers being theft or any unpleasant behaviors by the locals.

Is support of a trek guide required?

Booking the trek with us, we shall provide our experienced trek guide and necessary porters. Hiring a trekking staff or booking an organized trek is not mandatory but doing it individually without experienced staff completely depends upon you.

Do I need a porter?

If you are fit and can carry your own baggage which comes to 15 kg maximum and walking the high mountain terrains then hiring a porter isn’t necessary. Otherwise, hiring a porter is a good idea where you only have to carry your day-pack. The maximum load is 15 kgs each porte

Is Annapurna base camp luxury trek available?

Annapurna base camp luxury trek is possible but there is only limited luxury lodge on the trek trail i.e. only at Ghandruk and for the rest of the other stops/overnight stays, we need to use the best available lodges. These lodges also have the finest services and the best food.

What are tips for trekking Annapurna base camp?

Tipping is not mandatory but let’s not forget that it has become a custom to show gratitude towards your guide and porters who made it all possible for you to finish the trek. You can give them a certain amount as tips for trekking Annapurna base camp as per your desire at the end of the trek.

Will I get wifi on Annapurna base camp trek?

Wifi on Annapurna base camp trek is available but up till Chhomrong only. Annapurna Region has a good coverage network for NCELL – the local mobile company from which you can use net by purchasing mobile data.

Can Annapurna base camp be reached without trekking?

If you wish to quit the trek section or those who are physically unfit to accomplish this long walk, there is an option of Annapurna Base Camp helicopter tour which can be taken from Kathmandu and flying to Pokhara then further to Annapurna Base Camp and back to Kathmandu. Alternatively, Annapurna base camp helicopter tour from Pokhara can also be done.

Taking children on this trek is possible?

Taking along children for this trek is an unwise decision. But if they are old enough to trek for days at high altitudes in a cold climate, it shouldn’t a problem. Make sure, they have prior experiences of a few days hike and high altitudes.

Does the trekking staff have a first-aid kit?

Our trek guide carries a comprehensive first aid kit with basic medication for altitude sickness, cold, diarrhea, headache, etc. All of our guides are trained on mountain wilderness medication.

Sleeping bags, walking poles, duffle bag are required for this trek?

Your lodge where you get a room provides a blanket. But the blanket can’t be sufficient at all times. To be on the safe side bringing along sleeping bag is suggested which we shall provide and already included in the tour cost.

How much money is required each day?

You do not have to carry much cash if you have booked a full tour package from your travel company since your trek guide shall take care of your accommodation and daily meals. Besides that only a few extra costs incur like for bottled water, charging mobile phones/cameras, shower, extra tea/coffee and of course alcoholic drinks also tipping your guide and porters. So, carrying Nepalese Rupees equivalent to a few hundred USD is recommended.

Is there ATM on Annapurna base camp trek?

ATM facilities aren’t available on Annapurna base camp trek. Exchanging into Nepali rupees before the trek in Kathmandu or whilst in Pokhara is the only option.

What is the walking hour per day?

Usually it’s about 5-6 hours in most of the days. The walks must be slow and steady.

What is the group size? Can I do this trek privately?

The maximum number is 15 trekkers. Yes, you can also do this trek privately with your personal guide and porter.

Where should I store my luggage in Kathmandu before going to trek?

Your hotel where you stay in Kathmandu will store your luggage that you don’t want to take to trek without any charge. Later on, you can pick up your luggage after the trek. If you are starting trek from Pokhara then you can store it at your hotel in Pokhara.

From where can I call home, my families or friends?

Almost everywhere there is a phone service from where you can call back home. Your mobile phone also works depending upon mobile service providers.

What is the Annapurna base camp trek packing list?

Annapurna base camp trek packing list depends upon the season you travel. During winter warm clothes are suggested. These include down jacket, thermal longs and top, comfortable trekking trousers, t-shirts, fleece, windproof jacket, hat, scarf, and gloves. In monsoon requires rain gears are suggested and in summer, still requires light warm clothing. At most cases, your company already provide down jacket and sleeping bag. Besides, clothing can be purchased in Kathmandu at Thamel area or Pokhara as well where numerous trekking shops exists with both local and foreign brands.

What will be the Annapurna base camp trek temperature?

Annapurna base camp trek temperature depends upon the season you travel. During spring, it’s warm and cool with temperature ranging from 17 degrees Celsius to 20 degrees Celsius during the day. In summer it will be 20-25 degrees Celsius and in autumn is 15-17 degrees Celsius. In winter, temperatures drop to negative as much as -5 degrees at the Annapurna Base Camp with cold mornings and nights and usually snowy in the upper regions of the trail.

Trip Information

We will provide you with comprehensive information on the every trek and tour we arrange. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require more information or have any questions, we are more than happy to assist you in anyway.

When to go:
Spring (mid-February, March, April, May) and Autumn (October, November) are the best seasons for the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking. Trekking in summer/monsoon (June, July) will be affected by rain but summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist. Though Himalayan rain shadow areas like Upper Mustang and Kailash can be good during monsoon.

Travel Insurance:
Travel insurance is highly recommended and is in fact compulsory should you be going trekking, rafting, paragliding etc. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue, loss of luggage, etc. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. Please check with your insurance company that adventure activities and trekking above 3000m are covered in your policy, as some companies do not cover such things. You must carry proof of insurance (e.g. your insurance certificate) with you on the holiday; if you cannot provide this at the start of the holiday, you will be required to take out a suitable policy at that time.

Meals and Accommodation:
In Kathmandu, we normally use 3 stars hotel with breakfast but can upgrade upon request. During the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, we provide the best available guest house which is called Tea house (lodge). Tea Houses are more like hotels, with hot showers, western food, and private rooms (twin sharing). Some guesthouses are basic with shared washing and toilet facilities. If you are travelling in a group, you will share a room with someone else of the same gender from your group. If you prefer a single room, you may indicate your preference on request and pay a supplement. Keep in mind that there are several places which do not allow single accommodations during peak season, but we will try our best to accommodate your preferences if possible. In this arrangement overnight halts with dinner and breakfast will be in Tea-houses (Lodges) and lunches in local restaurants en-route. Furthermore as you will be staying in locally owned lodges you will be benefiting and interacting with the local community. It will give you a true feel for the Nepalese people and their lives.

We provide quality food in sufficient quantities (breakfast, lunch and dinner) from guesthouses chosen from a menu. While Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, your guide will help with menu selection and ensure that you get the best value meals possible. Although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, you should be aware that the menu is not normally extensive due to the extreme locations. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. There will also be plenty of snacks available such as biscuits, chocolate and soft drinks and in some areas you will find fresh fruit in season. You can buy bottled mineral water from local lodges and shops en route or you can also ask your guide to fill your water bottle with boiled water and treat with water purification pills.

Fitness and Experience Required:
Our 11 day Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is moderate trek suitable for passionate walkers who have ability to walk at least 4-5 hours a day with a light day pack. Walking in higher altitude is physically demanding than walking in the lower altitudes; however, if you are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have positive attitude, self confidence and strong determination, you can accomplish the 11 Annapurna Base Camp Trek successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior of the trip is good idea to enhance your strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood disease should inform us before booking the trek.

The Trekking Group:
For the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, there will be one Guide, assistant Guide (8 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porters for luggage carrying (2 trekkers: 1 porter). This arrangement ensures that should anybody in the group is sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned. We can run the Annapurna Base Camp trek for group of any size, but generally have a maximum of sixteen people, as weve found this to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if youd like to make a group booking for more than twelve people together, we can arrange this too.

Trekking Guides and Staff:
The most significant thing that makes your Annapurna Base Camp Trekking successful, enjoyable and memorable is the expert, experienced, courteous and helpful trek and Guide and the crew members who have ability of operating your days in the mountain smoothly. Your trip will be led by the best and most professional Guide. All of our Trekking Guides are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, Guiding skills and personal aptitude. With an objective of sustaining local communities Breakfree Adventures employs staffs who have plenty of knowledgeable about culture, flora and fauna, geography, and history of Nepal. Trekking Guide of Breakfree Adventures are also trained with following trainings to make them educated on potential medical issues during their trek, biodiversity and environmental issues, English language, etc:

• Intensive Wilderness First Aid – KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project)
• Trekking Guide Training – Nepal Governments Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation department of Hotel Management and Tourism Training Centre of Nepal
• Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet TAAN (Trekking Agents Association of Nepal)
• English Language – KEEP(Kathmandu environment education project)
• Conservation and Biodiversity TAAN
• Rock, Ice Climbing and Mountaineering (Climbing leaders) Nepal Mountaineering Association

Our Trekking Guides obviously speak English sufficient enough to communicate but please consider this is not our mother language. The guides and porters know the routes and locality like the back of their hand, they practice the local culture themselves and they are extremely passionate about their country and its cultural aspects.

Climate and Weather:
The climate of Nepal is as varied as its geography. The low-lying Terai has a sub-tropical monsoonal climate. The Himalayan foothills, where most of our treks take place, are best in the cool dry season from September to May. The traditional trekking season in Nepal is late September to December, with October and November generally recognized as having the best weather. Spring is also a popular time of year with warmer weather and the advantage of seeing spring flowers and rhododendrons in bloom. The visibility is good and days are pleasantly warm, although nights can be cold, and snow is possible above 3,000 meters.

Himalayan weather can be unpredictable where nights are generally cooler and days warmer. It’s a bit colder during the winter season (Jan to Feb) but days can be quite warm and lovely if the sun is shining. You can expect a bit of snow in the months of January/February and December. Expect the unexpected! The temperature could be as high as 20 deg C to -15 deg C low.

Safety and Security:
Security and safety are a high priority of our company however there are risks associated with adventure travel, that you should consider before booking. Our trip operators constantly monitor their areas of operation and will cancel or re-route a trip if they feel a destination is unsafe. The decision to travel to a particular country or region is a personnel one.

Responsible Travel
Breakfree Adventures is a leading trekking and travel agency with dedicated travel Professionals who are well trained to give you the best of what Nepal has to offer. Our professional team follows a social philosophy that accepts responsibility for the local people and the environment in which we work. We respect the natural environment and the culture of our country, and we help travellers from around the world discover the natural beauty and cultural treasures of Nepal. We know that responsible travel tries to minimize the impact of tourism on the environment and maximize employment and income-generating opportunities for local communities. The whole of Nepal, including those living in remote rural areas that have very few other opportunities for development, benefits from sustainable tourism.

Breakfree Adventures is passionate about preserving the environment. As responsible tour guides in Nepal, we strive to maintain a symbiotic relationship with the local communities through which we travel. While trekking to different destinations, we choose environmentally- friendly lodges that respect the needs of their staff members. We take care of our staff as well as our valued clients. During our treks and other trips, we follow a zero garbage policy (“pack in, pack out”) and leave nothing behind in the campsites. We always welcome your feedback and comments regarding responsible travel, so please send an e-mail to let us know what you think.

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Trip Facts

  • Nepal
  • 10 Nights/11 Days
  • Feb – May and Oct - Dec
  • Minimum 2 People
  • Private vehicles, Tourist bus as per the Itinerary
  • 4,130m/13,545ft
  • Moderate
  • Nayapul
  • Nayapul
  • Sightseeing/Hiking
  • 4 - 6 hours each day
  • Lodge/Teahouse trek
  • Mt. Annapurna range, Annapurna Base Camp, Ghandruk Village, Pokhara
  • Hotel/resort in Kathmandu and Pokhara, lodge/teahouse during the trek

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