Annapurna Base Camp Trek Destination

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Walking in the off-beaten path of the Himalayas, Annapurna Base Camp Trek Destination is one of the world’s great adventures. Walking in the great trail with magnificent views of the snow-capped mountains, scattered villages, and muddy local way. You have to consider many things while trekking in Annapurna.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Destination allows trekkers to experience the most incredible and massive views of the world's 10th highest mountains (Mt. Annapurna).

Located north of the mesmerizing lake city, Pokhara, east and west of Ghorepani Poon Hill and Mardi Himal, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the perfect destination for the one.

The journey has some long steep climbs and descends on stone steps however the trekking is not difficult. Among all the route to the Base Camp in Nepal, Annapurna Base camp is the fastest and easiest trekking route which don’t need a heavy hiking and climbing experience. The route of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes through the beautiful Ghorepani Poon Hill which provides mesmerizing views of Mt Dhaulagiri (5th Highest Moutain) and Annapurna Massif.

The journey begins with a drive to Nayapul, it's around 1-hour drive from Pokhara Following Modi Khola, towards Ulleri crossing 3280 stone steps, then ascending to Ghorepani crossing the small scattered villages of Gurung and Magar and dense rhododendron forest. From Ghorepani, an hourly walk leading to Poon Hill provides breathtaking views of the surrounding snow-capped mountains including Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri and many others. Leaving Ghorepani we hike further crossing Chhomrong, Dovan, and Deurali leads to Machhapuchre Base Camp. From Machhapuchre Base camp it's only a few hour's walk to reach the final destination. After collecting memories and beauty at base camp we return down to Nayapul following the bamboo-Jhinu Danda route. Finally, the walk ends at Nayapul, drive back to Pokhara and then to Kathmandu.

Table of Content

To make your preparation easier here I have listed a complete guide to the Annapurna to know before trekking in the region.

Highlights of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Explore the Kathmandu valley, enjoy the sightseeing tour and explore the heritage site listed in the UNESCO world heritage site.
  • Explore the Pokhara valley, the lake city of Nepal, enjoy the sightseeing tour, and enjoy the adventure activities like bungee jumping, paragliding, boating, rafting and many more.
  • The most legendary trial
  • Comfortable hotel and teahouse/ lodge trek
  • Walk through the bamboo and rhododendron forest, enjoying the Himalayan flora and fauna
  • Best of the local and mountain cuisine
  • Close views of the Annapurna Massif
  • Magnificent views of the world's iconic mountains like Mt Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Machhapuchre, Himchuli, and other surrounding peaks.
  • Explore the picturesque village rich with local arts, culture, tradition, and religion and experience the remote lifestyle, occupation, cultural program and festival of Gurung and Magar people.
  • Walking through the narrow and stone paved path, crossing the beautiful ancient monasteries, Gompa and the old traditional museum of Gurung and Magar.

Trip Facts

  • Trip difficulty: Moderate
  • Trekking region: Annapurna region
  • Activities: Trekking, sightseeing
  • Trek starts/end: Kathmandu
  • Duration: 14 days
  • Walking hours: 4-5 hours per day
  • Accommodation: Three-star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara, standard teahouse and lodge on the trek.
  • Transported by: private vehicle or domestic flight
  • Service available: basic, Deluxe and standard
  • Type of trip: private/group
  • Best season to visit: March-June and September-Mid December
  • Restricted permits: no

Basic Facts of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Annapurna Base Camp is the easiest and the shortest trek to the base camp
  • Annapurna Base Camp Treks take you to the base of the world's 10th-highest mountain Mt. Annapurna standing 8,091 m above sea level.
  • Annapurna Base Camp falls in the Annapurna Conservation Area.
  • Early more than 20,000 trekkers can be seen on the route towards Annapurna Base Camp.
  • The majority of Gurung and Magar culture can be seen.
  • Incredible views of sunrise and sunset over the snow-capped mountains like Annapurna ranges and Dhaulagiri can be seen from Ghorepani Poon Hill.
  • Tea Houses are the popular accommodation on this route.
  • You can see the Giant Himalayan honeybee and honey hunters.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area protects around 474 species of birds, 39 reptiles, 102 mammals, Himalayan Thar, snow-leopard, red panda and many more.
  • The walk also takes you through the world's deepest gorges (Kali Gandaki).

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Day to Day Activities

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu.Nepal Hiking Trek representatives pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your hotel by our private vehicle.
  • Day 02: Drive to Pokhara. It's about a 6-7 hour drive on the Tourist Bus. You can also fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara, it's about a 25 min flight. Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara.
  • Day 03: Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Tikhedunga. The drive is about 1 hour and 20 minutes and the estimated hike to Tikhedunga is around 4-5 hours. Overnight at Lodge/tea house.
  • Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani. It's about a 6-7 hour walk, crossing 3280 stone steps in Ulleri. Overnight at tea house.
  • Day 05: Hike to Poon Hill and Trek to Tadapani. Early morning we hike to Poon hill and then trek to Tadapani. Today’s walk is about 6 hours. Overnight at Tea House.
  • Day 06: Trek to Chhomrong. Estimated 5 hours walking. Overnight at Tea House.
  • Day 07: Trek to Dovan. It's about a 5-6 hour walk to reach today’s destination. Overnight at Tea House.
  • Day 08: Trek to Deurali. Estimated walking hours 3 to 4. Overnight at tea house.
  • Day 09: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp. We will walk to Machhapuchre Base camp and then to Annapurna Base Camp for around 5 hours. Overnight at tea house.
  • Day 10: Sunrise view and trek down to Bamboo. Estimated trekking hours are 6-7 hours. Overnight at tea house.
  • Day 11: Trek to Jhinu Danda. Enjoy the hot spring. Overnight at Tea house.
  • Day 12: Trek to Nayapul and Drive to Pokhara. Walking 2-3 hours and driving for an hour. Overnight at Pokhara.
  • Day 13: Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus. Farewell dinner at cosy restaurants with cultural dance.
  • Day 14: Departure.Nepal Hiking Trek  representative will drop you at Kathmandu International airport in our private vehicle.

Route to Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Starting from Kathmandu, the walk requires 12 days to reach Annapurna Base Camp and return to Kathmandu.

The starting route follows, the walkthrough Nayapul following Birethati, Hile, Tikhedunga, Ulleri, Bonthati, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Chhomrong, Dovan, Deurali and final to Annapurna Base Camp.

The ascending route follows Deurali, Dovan, Tadapani, Chhomrong, Bambo, Jhinu Danda, Siwai, Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara and Kathmandu.

How difficult is Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Situated at an altitude of 4130 meters, the Annapurna Base Camp Route is considered the easiest and short;y reachable journey and it is also very popular for solo and group trekkers as well as for experienced trekkers.

The walk is very adventurous and the key factors of the trek are to walk slow and steady. So this trek is considered to be a moderate trek. Like Everest Base Camp Trek it is also a demanding and beautiful trek but with a bit of patience, this trek is very enjoyable and achievable.

The route offers you the beautiful Himalayan flora and fauna, however, the rocky terrains of the mountain are a bit more challenging than the hilly trails. The mountain trail of this trek is rocky and sometimes steep too.

During the winter season, the temperature is below 0. C and the trail of this trekking are covered by snow and it is quite challenging to make the adventure hike but the trekking trail these seasons is very popular and busy too.

Duration of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek usually takes two weeks to complete but if you go rapidly, you can complete this trek within 9 days. The trekking duration can be extended or reduced according to your need and also the itinerary of the Annapurna Base Camp trek can differ according to the different and unique packages made by the different travel and trekking agencies.

On average, you have to walk for 5-6 hours a day during your adventure trek to Annapurna Base Camp Trek. if you don't have the habit of walking then you will reach your destination in 7-8 hours which may lead you to problems, and uncomfortable.

So to avoid this situation and to increase your walking strength you should walk long distances, up hills and down, also set a hiking routine for a few months before your adventure hike to Annapurna Base Camp, and start exercising by focusing your legs and your body will get the habit of walking which helps to your adventure hike more comfortable, you can enjoy it to the fullest.

Total Distance for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The Annapurna Base Camp is 115 Km long taking around 12 days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. You’ll be trekking up to 8 hours a day and at altitudes over 4000 meters at a time, so be aware of the altitude sickness. It may take a few more days to reach the base camp for acclimatization in the altitude and some unpredictable weather. The journey is considered the easiest and the most quickly reachable journey to the base camp but you should be physically trained and prepared for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Transportation During the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

As the walk to Annapurna Base Camp Trek starts from Nayapul. You can reach Nayapul through local transportation (Bus) or you can also hire a private car/jeep or hire a shared jeep.

It's about 1/2 hour's drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. However, if you start your journey from Kathmandu, you can either fly or drive to Pokhara. The drive takes about 6/7 hours whereas the flight is just about 25/30 minutes.

Know Your Ability and Experience to Trek in Altitude

It’s very important to be aware of your ability and how much trekking experience you need to walk at altitude. Don’t be very ambitious. If you are a beginner trekking in the Himalayas, Nepal then chose the short trekking routes like Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, and Langtang valley trek to know your ability, to adjust to the atmosphere as these journeys in the Himalayas include a whole lot of punch in terms of mountains views within a few days.

If you want to trek the long route like Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit Trek, or Everest Gokyo Trek then booking the trip with a reputed trekking agency in advance is the best option that you will have time to train and prepare yourself. Book right after you enter Nepal, the time will be limited and the walk can be very challenging for one.

Keep Update on Weather and Trekking Route Conditions

Trekking in the Himalayas means walking at an altitude where the weather can never be predicted. If you book your trek in advance, it is still difficult to predict what the weather may be for the chosen months.

Even the peak season to trek in the Himalayas (September-November) can be terrible due to heavy snow-level in higher altitudes, and the months of March-April can be muddy or slippery due to rain or dryness. You have to face whatever challenges come your way.

Permit and TIMS for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp lies inside the Annapurna Conservation Area, so the trekkers must obtain an ACAP entry permit. The ACAP permit can be obtained from Nepal Tourism Board.

The trekkers can apply for a permit with two passport-size photos. The ACAP permit for SAARC National is NPR 1000- (One Thousand Only), and for the other nations other than SAARC countries is NPR 3,000-(Three Thousand Only). The permit is valid for one-time entry only and must be carry with the trekkers during the entire trip and show to the authorized person at the check-post.

TIMS (Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) card is also required to walk to Annapurna Base Camp. Both Free Trekkers and those trekking with the government-registered company needed a TIMS card. Passport Copy and Two-Passport-sized Photos along with NPR 2000 (USD 20) are required for free trekkers (gets green TMIS card) and NPR 1000 (USD 10) for travellers trekking with the agency (gets Blue TIMS card).

TIMS cards can be obtained from both Kathmandu and Pokhara.

  • TAAN Secretariat at Maligaon, Kathmandu
  • TAAN Pokhara secretariat in Pokhara

Food and Water during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Hygienic food and water intake are very essential while walking the altitude. The route of Anapurna Base Camp has lots of options for food and drink compared to the route of Everest and other trekking routes in Nepal.

The food in the lodge/ Tea House is offered as per the given menu.

The full package offered by the tour and traveller agencies usually includes the three major meals (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) and Tea and coffee.

Breakfast: the morning meal includes toast served with butter/jam/honey, boiled eggs, oatmeal boiled in water, pancakes, chapatti and a few others.

Lunch: the traditional Nepali food of Rice Lentil (dal), curry, pickle, meat, and ghee is cooked in Nepali Style.

Dinner: Classic, as well as western food, is available for dinner. You can order as per the menu given to you.

The food offered to you during the trek is very organic, and fresh, using local ingredients and very delicious. They are usually very nutritious.

Water: You can carry your water bottle throughout the journey or also you can buy a bottle of water along the route. But as you walk higher in altitude the price of the water bottle keeps increasing, so to reduce the cost you can carry some water purification tables, as you can see water taps in the route.

You can also carry some chocolate bars, nuts, and other snacks in your backpack, to help you to walk in the altitude.

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Let’s know more about the Accommodation on the route to Annapurna, as it’s the root part which gives you shine to hike in altitude after peaceful and comfortable sleep. Bad accommodation leads to bad experiences and tiredness. So let me give brief information about accommodation.

Accommodation Types on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Hotel/Lodge Accommodation

Tourist-friendly hotels and lodges in the trial of the Annapurna Base Camp provide you with a luxury hotel and teahouse that suits your budget. With the increase in the tourism sector, the facilities like accommodation, on the road also get increased. Besides the basic accommodation facilities in the hotel and lodge, you can also find luxury and deluxe hotels and lodges in the trial of Annapurna Base Camp. The lodge provides you with comfortable facilities like comfortable beds with a pillow, electric blankets, hot and cold showers, free wifi and many more.

Teahouse Accommodation

Teahouse accommodation is the local and popular accommodation in the trial of Annapurna Base Camp. Most of the teahouse is local with basic facilities for overnight stays and plans for further walks. village enjoy the unique culture and tradition. The basic accommodation service in the local teahouse is a basic wooden bed with a simple mattress, pillow, and blanket.

Every teahouse in the Annapurna Base Camp trail has a solar and electric heater shower but some teahouses in the less trekked trail will provide you with a bucket of a hot shower. On a crowded trekking trial like Annapurna Base Camp, you'll provide with a western, attached bathroom with hot and cold water shower service but as you increase the walk-in altitude, the facilities you get from the tea houses also decreased, you won’t get modern or western toilest so you may have to use squat toilets.

Camping Accommodation

Camping accommodation is done by the climber planning to climb Mt Annapurna and generally this type of accommodation is done in remote area and region where is very less teahouse and other accommodation facilities like while trekking in Dhaulagiri, Dolpa, Kanchenga and few more usually tents is used for the accommodation and cooking staff is carried for cooking food and many crew members are hired for the different works. Though camping accommodation can be a very beautiful thing to do in the Annapurna region it normally avoids due to the easily available tea houses in altitude too.

Popular Accommodation Station in Annapurna Base Camp Destination

Pokhara

Pokhara, the lake city of Nepal takes around 5-6 hours from the Kathmandu valley, highly influenced by modernization and commercialization but we can see the purity of the valley still preserve. You will be provided with a wide range of good and luxury hotels and lodges with facilities of a hot shower, tea maker machine, hairdryer, free wifi, both hot and cold shower with a wide variety of meals along with the amazing mountain ranges of Annapurna with the spectacular views.

Ulleri

Ullery is our first accommodation where you can see a beautiful farming site with low-altitude green forest site peaks. This village also provides you with a wide variety of teahouses and lodges according to your choice and which suit your budget. Many teahouses have a western toilet and also you can enjoy both hot and cold showers. You will provide very good and tasty food. With the increase in the tourism sector, there is also an improvement in the facilities for visitors.

Ghorepani

Annapurna Base Camp Accommodation's second day is at Ghorepani, the gateway to the Annapurna region. Ghorepani is a little expensive compared to Ulleri, but this village also provides you with a wide range of accommodations to choose from as per your budget.

We can also enjoy panoramic views with sunrise and sunset over the snow-capped mountain from this village.

Tadapani

Your third-day accommodation is in the village of Tadapani. This village only has 6 teahouses which are very limited. All the teahouse provides you with normal facilities. If you trek other than the autumn/spring season you can easily find rooms for your accommodation but during the peak season, you may have to share your room with your friends or you can also book your accommodation in advance. Many tea houses in this village have the western bathroom with both cold and hot showers. We prefer you to stay in the Himalayan lodge which always has a professional cook, makes you happy eating lunch, dinner, and breakfast and makes your days wonderful.

Chhomorung

Annapurna base camp next day accommodation is at Chhomorung, a beautiful village where you can see a version of the mountain fishtail which looks like heaven. As we walk higher the facilities and accommodation get limited. You can get basic accommodation such as a bed and a pillow if you are lucky you can also get electric .

Dovan

In the village of the Dovan, you can find only 3 teahouses with your normal accommodation and facilities of the western bathroom with hot shower but during the peak trekking time, you have to share with your friends. After a long hike, you feel tired and may not feel anything for sharing the room or you may have to spend the night in the dining room, so booking in advance is a good idea for this.

Deurali

Another cosy place for accommodation is Deurali which have only 4 tea house and each tea house have only 6 rooms every room have either 2 or more bed and you have to adjust by sharing the room. If you want private room accommodation in the Deurali you need to pay extra money with a booking. In this village sharing a room is also hard to get so book your accommodation earlier than starting the trek.

Base Camp

Annapurna Base Camp accommodation is amazing where you can view the world's highest mountain with its surrounding peaks. Base Camp only have 5 tea house with basic facilities but you should pay a certain amount to enjoy the hot shower, if you, get accommodation in this region then you are lucky. This region is crowded during the peak season (September-Mid-December) (March-June) but their no problems at the other times for getting the room.

The normal cost for the tea house accommodation in the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

The price range for the accommodation in a tea house in the Annapurna Base Camp is dependent upon the season of the year, altitude and accommodation. You may have to pay high costs during the peak season like March-May and September-December in the Annapurna Base Camp due to the crowded route so book the accommodation as fast as possible to enjoy the trek. If you are planning to trek in the off-season you can get a good accommodation service at less price and also don't forget to ask for a certain discount on it.

Normally the price of the accommodation on the route is between $2-5 per.

The main attraction of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the popular trekking destinations in Nepal. Yearly many visitors entries to Nepal to enjoy the mountain environment and experience the wonder of nature. The main attraction of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is:

Mt Annapurna

Trekking in the Annapurna Region, Mt Annapurna is itself an attraction of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek Blog. Mt Annapurna is the tenth-highest mountain in the world having a height of 8091 meters. Trekking to its base camp will provide you with closet views of these mountains. The destination to the base camp will offer you beautiful views of mt Anapurna and its other neighbouring trains. The closet views of the Annapurna will blow up all the challenges and difficulties you will face while trekking the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Machhapuchre Base Camp

Mt Machhapuchhre is the neighbouring mountain of Mt Annapurna with a height of 6993 meters famous for its unique shapes like the tail of the fisk so it is often called Mt Fishtail. The best camp in Machhapuchre offers you gorgeous views of Mt Machhapuchrealong with jaw-dropping views of Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Annapurna II and other surrounding peaks. The Annapurna Base Camp trekking goes crossing the Machhapuchre Base Camp so the Annapurna Base Camp Trek route gives you the experience of the two base camp trek which makes your trek more adventurous and enjoyable.

Base Camp

Annapurna Base Camp is a hard one to miss, one of the popular trekking destinations and a major attraction of the Annapurna region. At 4130 meters, the Mountains are surrounded and trekkers are also very crowded to enjoy the views of Annapurna I 8091 meters and its sisters peak Annapurna South, Annapurna Fang, Annapurna III. You will also enjoy the fantastic view of the Himchuli, Gnagapurna, and Khangsar Kang peaks and the iconic peaks of Mt Machhapuchhre which is also famously known as Mt Fishtail.

The most travelled and favourite way to reach the Annapurna Base Camp is enjoying one night at the Machhapuchhre base camp and the next morning with the walk approximately 2-3 hours to Annapurna Base Camp to watch the sunrise over the Annapurna Mountain ranges. Annapurna Base Camp offers you a beautiful moment to explore the many snow-capped peaks and the fresh environments.

Jhinu Danda

In the journey of the challenging trekking to the Annapurna Base Camp, there is the presence of the natural hot spring in the Jhinu danda which will provide you with a sort of relaxation to your body, and works magic on your tired legs trekking. Jhinu itself is the delightful small settlement on the top of the ridge along your descent from Chomrong with a couple of teahouses and shops. You can see the three pools of varying temperatures and a natural shower to wash off sweets from the treks. The natural hot spring of the Jhinu danda has a lot of health benefits including the cure of different skin diseases. You will enjoy the fresh environment which will blow all your tiredness and body pain while doing the body massage or Spa.

A glimpse of rural Nepalese Lifestyle

On the journey to the Annapurna Base Camp, you will enjoy the culture tour around the local's villages, you will see the Gurung and Magar people still enjoy their ancient culture and tradition in the villages. Some famous village you will cross during the trek is Ghorepani, Chhomrong, Dovan and many other scattered villages. The traditional houses of the village carry unique cultures. The museum, gompa and temple will make your journey more interesting and exciting by explaining its history. You can also enjoy the warm hospitality, experience the remote lifestyle, and enjoy the cultural, program, and traditional cuisine while being in the village.

Ghorepani

Ghorepani is also one of the major attractions of the Annapurna base camp trek blog, this village is the gateway and the famous rest spot of the Annapurna region. With the dense settlement of the Gurung and Magar community, this village offers you breathtaking views of the world's iconic snow-capped mountains. You can enjoy the local culture program, experience the remote lifestyle, and explore the Hindu temple of the village. And next morning you will hike to Poon hill to enjoy the sunrise views over the beautiful mountains.

Poon Hills

On the way to the Annapurna Base Camp, lies the most beautiful and popular destination-Poon Hill. Poon hill is an attractive viewpoint for enjoying the best views of the Himalayan ranges. This point is famous all over Nepal from where the beautiful sunrise and sunset are viewed. With a height of 3210 metres, the destination offers you stunning views of the beautiful mountains including Dhaulagiri 8167 meters, Manaslu 8163 meters and the whole of Annapurna and makes your journey beautiful and enjoyable.

Annapurna Conservation Area

Annapurna conservation Area is Nepal's largest protected area covering an area of 7629 meters in the Annapurna region of the Himalayas with is also a major attraction of the Annapurna region. This area ranges from 729 meters to the peaks of Mt Annapurna 8091 meters. The conservation area extends across the Lamjung, Kaski, Manang, Mustang, and Magadi districts. This area is very rich in wildlife as some rare and endangered animals such as snow-leopard, Musk deer, Himalayan Thar, snow-leopard, blue Sheep etc are found and these animals could be seen rarely, so if you can see these animals, you can make your trek more exciting and beautiful.

Most frequently Asked Question about Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Can I trek as Solo Female Travelers?

Yeah, you can, Nepal is a safe country for solo female travellers as the Nepal government takes all the precautions to maintain the safety of the travellers. But you have to be prepared with the proper plan beforehand, keeping your important belonging to yourself. Planning your trip with a good and reputed trekking agency.

Why should you go to Annapurna Base Camp Trekking in Nepal?

You should Annapurna Base Camp Trekking to witness the diverse and rich culture, tradition and religion and jaw-dropping views of the snow-capped mountains. The natural vegetation, verdant hills, and thrilling trekking trails make it perfect for getting connected with people and nature. Besides this, there are many reasons to trek in Nepal. Please find the attached below:

Do I need to carry my Stuff?

It depends upon whether you are trekking alone or with any trekking agency. You need to carry your stuff while trekking alone. If you hired a porter then he will carry your heavy luggage. Though you are hiring a porter it's better to carry your luggage yourself for its safety. Also to avoid the heavy burden be an update about what to carry and what not to carry while trekking in Nepal.

Can I leave my suitcase and other baggage back at my hotel? Do I need to pay extra for it?

Most of the hotels in Kathmandu will not charge any extra cost for storing your suitcase or extra baggage. It's a good idea to keep your extra items and belongings which is not used throughout the trek for a comfortable and peaceful journey. Make sure that you don’t leave any jewellery and other valuable items in the baggage.

Is there any weight limit for a porter?

Yeah, a porter can carry the weight of 20-25 kg of total weight during the Trek. If you are trekking with a trekking agency then the agency’s all-inclusive package includes one porter for two trekkers. If you are planning to trek solo then you have to hire a porter.

Can I get a private room in the Tea house Accommodation?

As you trek higher in altitude you have to adjust to the room you get for accommodation. Private rooms are available in most of the tea houses and lodges in the lower altitude. The accommodation service also depends on the time you plan to trek. If you plan to trek in the off-season like during the monsoon and winter season then you will easily get the private rooms at higher altitudes too with a good discount rate but if you plan to trek during the peak season in the autumn and springtime then its hard to get rooms, you have to share your rooms with your friends or even with the stranger in the high altitude so booking earlier is the best option while trekking in peak season.

Are there drinking water facilities along the route?

You will see several drinking water taps on the route, even you can buy a bottle of drinking water in the store or tea houses along the trail. But keep in mind that the price of mineral water rises as you walk in altitude. To save the cost you can carry a purification tablet so that the water from the local taps can be filled and filtered for drinking.

Do I need to carry my First Aid kit?

No, if you are trekking with the professional guide assigned by the travel agency then they will carry first aid so you don’t need to carry it. But if you are trekking alone or doing an independent trek then you have to make sure to carry one with you. However, the medicine you are using may be not included so you can carry some medicines prescribed by your doctor.

Where will I stay during the trek?

After arrival, you will stay at the 3-star hotel in Kathmandu, during the trek you will stay either in the tea houses, lodges or in camps/tents. Most of the trekking trails to base camp have tea houses and lodges but trekking in the remote areas, you won’t get these facilities so you will be setting up tents for accommodation.

Is tea house a homestay?

The tea house is a small mountain lodge that falls on the trekking trail. These lodges have basic facilities. They have a small kitchen, dining space, public toilets and small bedrooms with minimal furniture.

Some Tea houses provide water showers, wifi, and device charging facilities. Of course, certain money is charged for using it. The price of the rooms is generally lower, as with the rise in the altitude the price of the food and room cost increase due to the lack of transport facilities.

Are there toilets available during the tea house trekking in Nepal?

Every teahouse along the trails provides a public toilet in the high-altitude areas. As every toilet in the altitude is a squat plan toilet so you will have to get used to it. Some of the tea houses in the lower altitude have an attached toilet. For the camping trek, you have to dig a hole in the ground to set up a makeshift toilet.

What about the food during the Trek?

In most of the tea houses and lodges, you will get a wide variety of options from typical Nepali Dal-Bhat, soup, momos and fried rice to continental dishes like noodles, spaghetti, spring rolls and many more.

Can I get a hot shower along the trail?

Most of the tea houses have hot water shower facilities but you have to pay USD 2-3 per person per shower. To avoid the cost you can use tap water to shower using wet tissue or towel.

Extra tips for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Respect the local culture and tradition, people living in the mountain region are warm-hearted and warm hospitality so never try to abuse their trust.
  • Be updated with the weather and temperature conditions of the region. The weather condition of Nepal can be unpredictable and frequently change at high altitudes so plan your itinerary wisely.
  • Annapurna Base Camp trek is at a high altitude and a risky and adventurous trek in Nepal so you need to hire a professional guide to guide you during the trek, rescue from the problems and difficulty, gives you company during the alone, share you all the information on the trek.
  • Always carry the required/necessary equipment for the trekking/hiking and also a water bottle and snack to give you energy. If you miss packing the important gear then the high altitude can cost you an expensive price.
  • Never get afraid of minor headaches it is common in high altitudes so drink plenty of water to be far from them.
  • Never tries to take the Annapurna Base Camp Trek lightly while planning and preparing for it, carries only the necessary equipment before trekking to this region.

Hope this blog helps you a lot, so pack your backpack and get ready to be in the mountains with us. If you want to make further queries or assistance please reach out to us: at @nepalhikingtrek.com

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