Annapurna Base Camp trek is well known for its diversified terrain and its glorious views. From the beginning of the trek, one can find themselves amidst the mountains and lakes in Pokhara. Starting the trek, we walk through dense forest all the way up to the Himalayas. Annapurna range and Macchapuchre (Fishtail) are probably the showstoppers of the trek. From the starry night view to the morning glory, Annapurna trek offers the best of nature. Adding up to it, Desire Adventure also offers a trip to Chitwan. Chitwan is the exotic land of wildlife where the harmless rhinos and tigers roam freely.
If you want to customize your trip, we are happy to help you plan and prepare your adventures. Nevertheless, you can also check out our other packages on Annapurna Region Trek or our Nepal Tours.
- Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
- Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
- Accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
- Accommodation in Chitwan with full provided meal
- One full day guided Pokhara tour by private vehicle
- Welcome dinner and farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurant in Kathmandu with traditional music and dance
- Accommodation during Annapurna Base Camp trek (lodge/tea house)
- Annapurna (ACAP) Trekking permits and Tims permits
- Bus transportation to/ from Pokhara,lumbini & chitwan by tourist/public bus
- All meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) during the trek
- All jungle activities with entrance fee
- Gov. licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses
- A porter (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses
- Insurance of Guide and Porter
- All required local tax and Gov tax
- Down jackets and sleeping bags (if necessary)
- Official Trekking T- Shirt, Duffel bag and a Trekking Map (As a souvenir)
- First Aid Service (Basic)
- Adventure certificate (after completion the trek)
- Nepal arrival visa
- Meals in the city except above mentioned meals
- Your personal nature expenses eg. Mineral water, Beer, Coke and entire beverage etc
- Travel insurance that covers trip cancelation and Helicopter evacuation
- Tips (As an appreciation) and any other extending trips and accommodation.
Welcome to Nepal! Our team representative will be there to pick you up at the airport. From the airport we will drive to your hotel. Later in the evening, we invite you for a welcome dinner at one of the best restaurant serving authentic Nepali cuisine. We will discuss further in the trip and you can brainstorm ideas and discuss plans with your team leader. As we leave early tomorrow for the trek, we have a good night’s rest.
Highlights: Introduction to Nepali culture with local food, dance and music
On our 2nd morning in Nepal, we drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara on a tourist bus. The bus has various facilities like A/C service and comfortable seating and stops for breakfast and lunch. The bus leaves from Kantipath (closer to Thamel) at 7 and takes about 6-7 hours to reach Pokhara. The distance covered is 204 kms as we drive through the Prithvi Highway. We can also enjoy the scenarios filled with rivers, hills, mountains and local settlements. Upon reaching Pokhara, we will go to our hotel to freshen up. Later in the evening, we can enjoy the Lakeside overlooking the beautiful hills surrounding the Fewa Lake and relax before we officially start the trek.
Highlights: hills, mountains, rivers, terrains on the Prithvi Highway along to ride to Pokhara, Beautiful Fewa Lake and various mountains as the backdrop in Pokhara.
Today, we officially start out trek. From Pokhara, we drive to Nayapul from where the walking starts. From Nayapul, we walk uphill along the Modi Khola. Crossing the suspension bridge from Nayapul, further walk will take us to Chumrung. Crossing another Suspension bridge over the Modi Khola we reach Kimche. From here, a steep hike uphill will take us to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a Gurung settlement at 1940m with a beautiful view of Annapurna massif, Macchapuchre and Himchuli. Overnight at Ghandruk.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Highlights: walk along the Modi River, crossing various settlements and suspension bridges over the river, Ghandruk: a Gurung community village with beautiful backdrop of panoramic view of the mountains.
On the 4th day of the trek we will trek from Ghandruk to Sinuwa. The walk today will be for about 5-6 hours on an elevation between 240m. From Ghandruk we walk along the Modi Khola towards Samrung from where we cross the suspension bridge and walk the North West trail towards Taulung. From Taulung, a steep climb will take us to the village of Chhomrong. Chhomrong is another major Gurung village in the area. The trail descends to the Chhomrong River on a stone staircase and some boulders along the way. Crossing the bridge across the Chhomrong River, we will now ascend to Sinuwa. Overnight in Sinuwa.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Highlights: Rhododendron forest, terraced fields, waterfalls, Chhomrong River and a suspension bridge across these rivers, Chhomrong Village with beautiful village settlements.
Early in the morning we leave Sinuwa to reach our destination. Deurali is located at 3230m with small settlements especially for the Annapurna Trek. We walk towards Bamboo from Sinuwa. From Bamboo, steep stone staircase will talk us to Dobhan from a suspension bridge. As we walk along we cross the Hinku Cave accompanied by Bamboo, Rhododendron and Oak forest finally reaching Deurali. Over night at Deurali.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Highlights: Bamboo, Rhododendron and Oak forest, Hinku Cave, steep stone stairs.
After having breakfast in Deurali, we start our trek towards the Base Camp today. We will reach the Base Camp and celebrate our victory there. From Deurali, we walk past the avalanche site, and reach the Machhapuchhre Base Camp. From Macchapuchre Base camp, the area becomes wide and the beautiful mountains come into sight. The trail turns left entering the Annapurna Sanctuary. Straight ahead lays the high lateral moraine of the South Annapurna glacier. Enjoying the spectacular panorama of mountains from the Machhapuchhre base camp, we will now head towards the Annapurna Base Camp. A gentle walk for about 2 hours into the sanctuary will finally take us to the base camp of Annapurna South. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Highlights: walk along the Macchapuchre Base Camp, reaching the Annapurna Base Camp, panoramic view of Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, Singu Chuli, Khangsar Kang, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and the Annapurna South
From the Annapurna Base Camp, we descend to Bamboo today. From the Base Camp, we descend towards the suspension bridge that leads us away from the Sanctuary. From here, we cross the Avalanche moraine, walk back to Deurali, Hinku Cave and Dobhan. From here, a steep stone staircase downhill and we cross the suspension bridge to reach Bamboo. Overnight at Bamboo.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Highlights: Bamboo, Rhododendron and Oak forest, waterfall, temples, Hinku Cave and extraordinary landscape
After a long trek we will finally reach the Jhinu Hot Spring today. Jhinu has a natural hot spring in its area where almost all the Trekkers passing through the Annapurna Region stop to relax their tiredness of the muscles. From Bamboo, we walk down to Kuldhigar, Sinuwa and Chhomrong along the Modi Khola on our West. From here, we take the westward trail to the Jhinu Danda where the Hot Spring is. Overnight at Jhinu.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Highlights: bamboo, rhododendron and oak forest, hot spring bath at Jhinu Danda
From Jhinu Hot Springs, we walk towards Nayapul from where we will catch the bus to Pokhara. We trace our way back to Nayapul via Ghandruk, Kimche, Syauli Bazar and Birethani. Upon reaching Nayapul, we drive back to Pokhara and reach our hotel. We can either choose to rest our sore feet from the trek or go out and enjoy the city. Overnight at Pokhara.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Highlights: Downhill walk along the rivers, settlements and river overlooking a beautiful landscape, Pokhara city.
We will explore the beautiful city of Pokhara today. After breakfast, we will drive to some of the famous tourist attractions in the city. We will visit Devi’s Fall (waterfall), Gupteswor cave, Bindabasani Temple, Seti river gorge and the mountain museum. If time permits, we will also visit the Peace Pagoda at the top of the hill overlooking the entire city and the Fewa Lake. After spending a wonderful time here we will prepare ourselves for the bus ride to Lumbini tomorrow. Overnight at Pokhara.
Highlights: Attractions of Pokhara such as caves, waterfalls and natural gorges and streams, Enjoying lakeside at Pokhara.
After a peaceful and meditative tour around Lumbini we leave for Chitwan today. The bus drives east towards Chitwan and takes about 4-5 hours. Upon reaching Chitwan, we will check in to our hotel. Tharu culture is celebrated in Chitwan. Thus, we get introduced to the Tharu community through their dance and music. Later we will enjoy dinner and prepare for our jungle safari tomorrow. Overnight at Chitwan.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Highlights: Beautiful landscape during drive from Lumbini to Chitwan, arrival at Chitwan, explore the local Tharu community
After breakfast at the hotel, we will head towards the national Park for our adventurous day. We will have a Jungle Safari including jeep ride/ walking through the exotic jungle, canoe ride along the Rapti river (best for bird watching and viewing crocodiles) and the elephant breeding center. We might even encounter different animals and birds such as the one horned Rhino, Bengal Tiger and various species of birds and insects. Overnight at Chitwan.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Highlight: Jungle safari, dugout canoe, jeep safari, and jungle walk, opportunity to spot rare species of birds, monkeys, deer, rhinos and water birds and a visit to the elephant breeding center and Bis Hajaar Taal.
Today we take a bus back to Kathmandu. We cover a distance of 97.7 kms in 4-5 hours depending on the traffic. Upon reaching Kathmandu we will check in at the hotel. If we arrive in time we can also go for sightseeing or stroll around the streets to get more understanding of the capital city. Later in the evening, we invite you for a farewell dinner where we can discuss on the trek/tour
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
As per your flight schedule, you will be transferred to the Tribhuvan International Airport in a private vehicle to help you catch your international flight back home or your next destination. Hope you enjoyed your vacation with Desire Adventures.
Health, fitness and experience requirements (for Annapurna Base Camp):
Altitudes in the Annapurna region of Nepal definitely demand excellent stamina, tough determination, and the best health condition. Some sections of the trek are quite demanding and some days might even require 6-8 hours of walking.
Though trek to the Annapurna Base Camp is considered moderate and easily attainable, it is highly suggested to seek advice, medications and permission from your doctor before scheduling your trek. A It is also recommended to take expert guidance from your local General Practitioner regarding necessary guide walks prior to your trek in Nepal. In the absence of GP, seeking advice from travel clinic is also considered as a very good idea.
Moreover, the good news is that, no technical skill is required to plan your trek or any other exploratory trips in Nepal. However, your prior hiking or camping experience will definitely be considered as a plus point. Also, a few weeks of regular exercise and jogging is recommended before the trip to build up the required stamina.
Communication Facilities in Kathmandu and during the Trip:
Postal, Freight and Cargo Services:
The Central Post office is located in Kathmandu. It is open Monday to Friday. The opening and closing time from Monday to Thursday is 10:00 am and 5:00 pm respectively; however, on Friday the office is closed after 3:00 pm. Stamps, aerograms and postcards can be purchased from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. You can enjoy the services like registration and insurance of mail and packages and IRCs exchange. Large parcels are handled by the Foreign Post Office, which is open Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Express Mail Service (EMS) is available at GPO and at Thamel, Basantapur and airport postal counters. Postal counters are also situated at the airport in Kathmandu.
Both landline and mobile phone services are available in Nepal. Nepal Telecommunication Corporation located at Tripureshwor is a national service provider that provides telephone, fax, telex, STD, ISD and telegraph services. Some private sectors also provide telephone services. Network coverage is good throughout Nepal except in some rural Himalayan places. Almost all the hotels and private communication sectors provide long distance telephone and fax facilities. During your stay in Nepal, you can buy and use a local SIM card, that is prepaid phone cards (requires 2 passport size photos and passport visa copy to purchase the SIM).
The country code for Nepal is 00977 and the area code of Kathmandu is 01. For other inquiries regarding the telephone number 197 can be used. Long distance call rates can be quite expensive, therefore, it is best to use the internet phone. Internet phones are easily accessible in the major cities of Nepal.
Email and Internet services are very popular in most part of the country these days. All you need to do is find an internet café. Most of the hotels in the major cities of Nepal provide internet service for the convenience of their guests. The rates in the cities are much lesser compared to the rates in the rural areas. Most of these internet cafes also provide fax, photocopy, and scanning services.
It is very easy to find a hospital or a private clinic in the Kathmandu Valley. In fact, Nepal’s top general hospitals and private clinics are located in Kathmandu. These hospitals and private clinics provide top quality service. Other major cities also have a good number of general hospitals. However, in the rural areas of Nepal, health posts have been set up by the government to provide health and medical facilities for both local and visitors. All kinds of medicines are available in Kathmandu.
For the reduction of deaths among trekkers, an association named Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) was founded in the year 1973. The head office of HRA is located in Lazimpat near the north gate of the Palace Museum. During peak season, it operates aid posts in Pheriche (Khumbu region) and Manang (Annapurna region) managed by expatriate physicians. However, its main job is to provide free advices to trekkers on altitude sickness, equipments and the condition of trekking routes.
If you are planning this trip in Nepal, a travel insurance policy that covers all the added expenses that might result due to various health issues, injuries or accidents. Moreover, it should also cover death, misplaced luggage, theft and liability, cancellations, medical treatment (including hospital charges, cost of medicine, doctor’s fees) as well as repatriation cost. It is also necessary to ensure that the insurance policy covers all extra activities that you are planning to accomplish throughout your stay in Nepal.
Food and Accommodation:
We always make sure that our customers get the right value for their money. Therefore, we always attempt to make some of the best arrangements for our customers. To ensure a comfortable stay, we book a tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu, before and after your trip. Normally, the rooms are twin share, where you will have to share your room with another member of your group. However, this totally depends on the size of your group and the availability of rooms in the hotel. On request, triple share can also be arranged. However, extra charges will be applicable for a single supplement. Breakfast is provided in the accommodation in Kathmandu. s
In Pokhara, your accommodation is arranged in a tourist standard hotel, while in Chitwan a tourist standard lodge is booked for you. These accommodations provide all the basic amenities. Full board meal (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee) is provided in Pokhara and Chitwan. Usually breakfast and dinner are provided in the accommodation itself and lunch are ordered from local restaurants. Both, typical Nepali and Western food will be served during the trip, depending upon your choice.
Vaccination and Medicines:
Although you will be consulting your doctor before planning the trip, we highly recommend you to get few vaccinations like Hepatitis A, Japanese Encephalitis, Polio, Rabies, Tetanus, Typhoid and Malaria before planning your trip to Nepal.
Moreover, we also recommend you to carry few medicines like Aspirin or Panadol –for pain and fever; Antihistamine – as a decongestant for cold allergies and to prevent motion sickness; Antibiotics, Kaolin preparation (Pepto-Bismol), Imodium or Lomotil – for upset stomach; Rehydration mixture- for the treatment of severe diarrhea; Antiseptic, Mercurochrome and antibiotic powder or similar dry spray – for cuts and grazes; Calamine lotion for irritation from bites or stings; bandages, band aids, a pair of scissors, tweezers - for minor injuries; insect repellent, sun block lotion, lip balms, water purification tablets, throat lozenges, moleskin, Sulamyd 10% eye drops, and Acetaminophen (Paracetamol, Antacid tablets) in your personal first aid kit.
When should I plan this trip?
This trip to Nepal can be planned any time of the year. However, the best season to plan this trip is either spring (March-May) or Autumn (September-November). These seasons support us with the best weather, climate, and better visibility.
Our legal documents:
Registered under the government of Nepal, Amigo Treks & Expedition is a fully licensed and certified company. Therefore, this company holds complete authority to operate treks, tours, expedition, hiking and many other tourism related services in the Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. In addition to this, we are also a very active member of the following organizations.
Nepal Tourism board (NTB)
Trekking Agents Association of Nepal (TAAN)
Kathmandu Environment Education Project (KEEP)
Ministry of Finance, Department of Taxation
Company Registration Office, Pvt. Ltd.
Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Department of Tourism Industry
Passport and Visa Information:
It is very easy to obtain Nepal’s visa. You may either apply for a visa at your nearest Nepalese Embassy/Consulate or Mission offices in your own country or you can buy this upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. To apply for a visa, you need 2 passport size photographs, Visa fees in US dollars and your passport that is valid for at least 6 months before the trip. However, nationals of SAARC countries (India, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Maldives and Afghanistan) and China do not require any visa to visit Nepal. Transit visa for foreign nationalities is only provided for 3 days. Therefore, visa is required for longer stays. However, for the convenience or foreign nationals, a visa is also provided from the borders listed below:
Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu)
Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
Birgunj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border of Nepal)
Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Western Nepal)
Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Mid Western Nepal)
Mohana, Dhangadhi (Far Western Nepal)
Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Far Western Nepal)
Tourist Visa Fees:
Transit visa (3 days) – Free of cost
Multiple entry (15 days) – 25 USD or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry (30 days) – 40 USD or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry (90 days) – 100 USD or equivalent convertible currency
(For more information, please contact the Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Dillibazar Kathmandu.
Head- Hat (with a wide brim), Sunglasses (with UV protection), Sunscreen lotion and Lip balm.
Upper body- T-shirts (2), light and expedition weight thermal tops, Fleece jacket and pullover, Fleece wind-stopper jacket (Optional), waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket, down vest/jacket
Hands - Lightweight gloves, heavy-weight gloves/mittens with a waterproof outer shell
Lower body - Underwear (4), hiking shorts (2), lightweight cotton long pants, light and expedition weight thermal bottoms, Fleece or wool pants, waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Feet - Thin, light-wear inner socks (4), thick, warm wool hiking socks (4), hiking boots with spare laces, camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals), gaiters (only for winter)
Accessories - Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F (included), headlamp with spare bulb and batteries, small padlock or combination lock, basic first aid kit, large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag), day pack, water bottles (2), hiking pole/walking sticks, small ear plugs
Toiletries - Soap, shampoo, toothbrush, small wash towel
Extras - Cameras with extra batteries and cards, binoculars, light balaclava or warm fleece hat, reading books, trip map/guide book, journal & pen, iPod & travel games (like cards, chess, backgammon)
With growing tourism in Nepal, the growth of travel and expedition companies have mounted to its peak. The companies seek the best leaders and guides to compete in the market while giving the best service to the clients. Although there are a numbers of companies promising you the best trip of your life, many neglect giving the knowledge on safety measurements and sustainable tourism to their team. From luxury travels to pocket friendly trips, our team guides deliver you the best of Nepal keeping your schedule, preference and welfare in mind.
Extensive insights on history and culture of the country:
Nepal has abundance of cultural and natural beauty. The charming architecture and rich history of the temples and Stupas are listed under UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Our guides are well learned and experienced to give you insights on the country's hidden history and natural beauty. From world renowned sites to less traveled local areas, we make sure to provide you information on the benevolent locals, culture and lands that stretch out from the mighty Himalayas to the Terai Plains.
Round the clock service:
Our guides provide you exceptional service 24*7 throughout the trek. Weather it requires giving information, helping with communication or any other skills, our team makes sure you get the facilities regardless of timing. We have well trained English speaking guides working in the fields and value your timing and schedule and try to work as compatible as they can. In addition both our office staff and our field staff have exceptional knowledge on the products we offer. With any queries, you can email/ call/ message us as we try to respond as soon as possible. With extensive field study, our office staff constantly communicates with our trekking guides, tour guides and climbing Sherpa’s to update the information in the trekking region.
Licensed with minimum 5 years of experience:
Trekking has been commercialized in the last few years since Nepal was recognized as the most efficient country to trek. With growing commercialization comes competitive market. Nevertheless, our climbing Sherpas and team representatives along with the guides are required to have minimum of 5 years of experience with a certified license.
Importance to Sustainable Tourism:
We value the importance of sustainable economy and development. Thus, we hire local porters, guides and climbers to train them and give them a platform to work for themselves and their family. All our team members belong to local native groups and have been trained for trekking in the Himalayas and other regions of Nepal.
No exceptions with quality and equipments:
Our teams of guides are well trained with proper English speaking and communication skills via education and experience. We are also equipped with first-aid kits and trekking apparatus like oximeters, maps, first-aid kits and mobile phone for emergency. Perhaps what separates us from others is the relationship our company has with the climbing Sherpa’s and trekking guides.
5:1 Client Guide Ratio
We maintain a 5:1 client guide ratio i.e. with every 5 clients we provide 1 guide. A team leader/guide with be appointed for a team of 5 trekkers in the group. Nevertheless, an assistant leader will also be provided with every addition of 5 pax. You will have 1 porter for 2 trekkers who will be carrying 25-30 kilograms of weight. We wish for your travels to be worthy and adventurous with no difficulties or hurdles.
Why Desire Adventures?
- Exceptional Product Knowledge
- Fair Price and Service Quality Guaranteed
- Guaranteed Departure on each booking
- Ultra-personalized itinerary and Unmatched Flexibility:
- We Maintain 1:5 Guides:clients Ratio