Annapurna Base Camp Trek for Beginners
Annapurna base camp trek is a widely popular hiking trail in Nepal. This walking route leads you to reach a base camp of Mt Annapurna. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is suitable for beginners who are hiking in the Himalayan zone for the first time. Every person with a normal fitness level can walk 5 to 6 hours a day may join Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
Annapurna Base Camp is also famous by the name of Annapurna Sanctuary because it is like a part of heaven on the earth which is circled by lovely snowy peaks. The tallest peak you can view from the base camp is Mt Annapurna I. This is the 10th highest mountain in the world which rises to an elevation of 8,091 meters/ 26545 feet.
The other striking peaks of Annapurna Base Camp are Mt Fishtail (Machapuchare), Mt Annapurna South, Mt Annapurna Fang, Mt Annapurna III, Mt Hiunchuli, Mt Gangapurna, Mt Khangsar Kang and Tent Peak. Most of the mountains in Annapurna Base Camp are over 7000 meters. The only entrance of the Annapurna base camp is a narrow valley between Mt Hiunchuli and Mt Machapuchare, where run-off from glaciers drains into the Modi Khola River. Because of the high mountains on all sides, the Annapurna Base Camp receives only 7 hours of sunlight a day.
Annapurna Base Camp in short form is also called ABC. So, trekking to Annapurna Base Camp is also said ABC trek. There are a couple of places where the hiking can start to go to ABC. Every trekking trail of ABC passes through beautiful mountain villages, terraced farmlands, lush forests of oak and bamboo trees, sparkling streams, and glacial moraines. In spring everybody becomes more excited while trekking on this trail. Because it’s a time of blossoming rhododendron flowers and it makes the hills colorful.
Annapurna Base Camp trekking trail has some long steep climbs and descends on stone steps however the hiking is not difficult. Everybody above 12 years old can join for Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Nepal is a Himalayan Country. Here are several mountains and several base camp hiking trails. Among all base camp trekking routes in Nepal, Annapurna Base Camp is the quickest reachable base camp trekking. It does not need any climbing and hiking experience.
On the route of Annapurna Base Camp, you pass many mountain villages. Those villages are especially the habitat of two ethnic groups of Nepal. They are Gurung and Magar. Actually, Gurung and Magars are the backbones of Gurkha soldiers. Their bravery is famous all over the world. You will find them as the most friendly individuals you’ll ever meet. The locals believe Annapurna Base Camp is home to several Gods and goddesses. You will also get an opportunity to explore the amazing flora and fauna en route to the trail. The higher you get the more mountainous and alpine landscape.
If you choose to go for the trek during the spring season, your trip is going to be an extraordinarily fascinating journey as the whole forest on the path turns red and pink-white with shrub flowers. Rest assured, the Annapurna Base Camp trek can be done all year round. The trek is moderately difficult meaning that if you can walk an average of 6 hours a day then you can do this trek. Further Annapurna Base Camp Trek is Tea House Trek. Camping is not required. You will be staying overnight at clean, comfortable local lodges with the availability of basic services.
What is the level of fitness required, and what training will be the best for the Annapurna Base Camp trek?
Annapurna Base Trek is a high-land hiking trip. It does not require a technical climb. Any person who can walk around 6 hours a day can join Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Walking at higher altitudes is a bit physically demanding. For this, you are advised to do jogging or some aerobic exercise a few weeks before you start the trip. A few tips are going hiking on weekend holidays, going shopping by walking, running on a treadmill, etc. These activities enhance your strength and stability which will be very useful while trekking. If you do this, of course, you can successfully complete this great and exciting trek.
In fact, trekking is a walking trip at your normal walking pace enjoying the natural beauty and Himalayan views. The important things that you should have are a positive mind in every situation, self-confidence, and strong determination: Yes, I can do it, why not me?
ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK ITINERARY FOR BEGINNERS
|DAY||ITINERARY||HEIGHT||AVG WALK||NIGHT STAY|
|1||Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal.||1400 m||Hotel|
|2||Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (7 hrs).||800 m||Hotel|
|3||Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (1:30 hrs).
Trek to Ghandruk.
|1940 m||5/6 hrs||Tea House|
|4||Trek from Ghandruk to Chhomrong.||2170 m||5/6 hrs||Tea House|
|5||Trek from Chhomrong to Dovan.||2600 m||6 hrs||Tea House|
|6||Trek from Dovan to Deurali.||3210 m||4/5 hrs||Tea House|
|7||Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp.||4130 m||5/6 hrs||Tea House|
|8||Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo.||2310 m||7 hrs||Tea House|
|9||Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda.||1760 m||5/6 hrs||Tea House|
|10||Trek from Jhinu Danda to Nayapul. Drive to Pokhara (1:30 hrs)||800 m||5/6 hrs||Hotel|
|11||Drive back to Kathmandu.||1400 m||Hotel|
|12||Departure from Kathmandu, Nepal.|
COST OF ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK FOR BEGINNERS
|Bronze Price||Silver Price||Gold Price|
|USD 495 Per Person||USD 650 Per Person||USD 725 Per Person|
The Services included in the Package (Different according to Package Price):
|Services Name||Bronze Price||Silver Price||Gold Price|
|Airport Transfers||By Car/ Van||By Car/ Van||By Car/ Van|
|2-night Hotel in Kathmandu||Tourist Type Hotel||Tourist Type Hotel||Tourist Type Hotel|
|2-night Hotel in Pokhara||Tourist Type Hotel||Tourist Type Hotel||Tourist Type Hotel|
|Meal in Kathmandu||Breakfast||Breakfast||Breakfast|
|Meal in Pokhara||Breakfast||Breakfast||Breakfast|
|Accommodation in Trekking||Mountain Lodge||Mountain Lodge||Mountain Lodge|
|Meal in Trekking Time||No||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner|
|Experience Trekking Guide||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Kathmandu to Pokhara/ Pokhara to Kathmandu Drive||By Tourist Bus||By Tourist Bus||By Tourist Bus|
|Pokhara to Nayapul/ Nayapul to Pokhara Drive||By Car||By Car||By Car|
|Trekking Permit Fee (TIMS)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Annapurna Conservation Permit Fee (ACAP)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|First Aid Medicine||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Trekking Map for Group||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Meal, Salary, Accommodation, Insurance of Trekking Staff||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Dinner with Cultural Show on the last night of the Trip in Kathmandu||Yes||Yes||Yes|
The Services are not included in the Package (Same in All Package Prices):
1. Nepal visa fee (USD 25 for 15 days/ USD 40 for 30 days period). You can get a Nepal visa on your arrival time at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
2. Airfare of your international flight.
3. Your travel insurance which includes evacuation.
4. Alcoholic beverages, hot and cold drinks, bottled water, boiled water, dessert.
5. All kinds of personal expenses like phone calls, internet use, laundry, hot shower during trekking, etc.
6. Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara “except farewell dinner in Kathmandu”.
7. In case of emergency, the cost of helicopter rescue/ evacuation.
8. Tips for Trekking Staff.
9. Any expenses arising due to unforeseen situations like personal sickness, natural calamities, political strikes, flight cancellation, etc.
10. Cost of any extra services if you use which not mentioned in the package price.
I. Porter will be provided only in Gold Price. As usual, porter provided on the basis of 1 porter for 2 trekkers. 1 porter carries the baggage of two trekkers in a maximum total weight limit of 25 kg.
II. The above cost is on a Per Person basis for a minimum group size of two persons.
III. If you are single and want to Solo Trek. We also organize Everest Base Camp Trek for a solo trekker. For the solo trekker, we have a separate special price. Please contact us for the price of Solo Trekking.
IV. Costs are not refundable and transferable if you leave the trek voluntarily and want to return from the trek earlier than scheduled.
About Excellent Himalaya Trek and Expedition: Operator of Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Excellent Himalaya Trek is the leading trekking operator of Nepal authorized by the Tourism Ministry, Nepal Government. It is run by local tourism experts and Sherpas of Nepal. We have been handling many tourists from around the world. The above cost of Annapurna Base Camp Trek is on a per person basis for a minimum group size of two people on a private tour basis. We also organize Solo Trek for Annapurna Circuit. For the price of the Solo trek and any further please feel free to contact us. You may contact us by email at [email protected] or by mobile phone or WhatsApp at +977 9851203181. We will be in your support at any time or day.