Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking and Tour
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Tourist Bus
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Tea House Lodge
  • Group Size: 1
  • Max Elevation: 4130 M


  • Tour numerous ethnic groups such as Gurungs and Magars and enjoy their warm, flavorful hospitality and way of life.
  • For those mesmerised by tired muscles, explore the natural hot spring water at Jhinu Danda, blessed with greenery and river sights.
  • You will cross through the beautiful Modi Khola Valley to reach the circular structure of the Annapurna Base Camp.
  • Get breathtaking views of Annapurna I, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and Hiunchuli, all blanketed in snow.
  • Cross various terrains, from sub-alpine Rhododendron forests to alpine meadow land, billion tree projects, and many more.
  • Tourism at places like the villages of Ghorepani and Chhomrong provides a glimpse into the traditional way of life in the mountains.
  • At times, there are beautiful tea houses for the trekkers with nice hospitality, local meals, and great views of the mountains along the way.
  • Enjoy the spectacular view of the sun rising and setting on the Himalayan peaks, which spreads a nice golden and pink blanket.
  • Annapurna Base Camp, at 4130m, is the destination, and it is satisfying to reach this place in the shadow of the mighty Himalayan mountains.

    ABC Trek in Nepal - Overview

    The 13-day Annapurna base camp trek does not require any introduction or description. Annapurna base camp’s beauty has been well spoken to by the visitors it has welcomed. Annapurna base camp is also termed ABC Trek afterward, Everest Base Camp, Trekking to Annapurna base camp in Nepal is the most desirable destination for adventure enthusiasts. Mount Annapurna is also listed as the top 10 highest mountains in the world and this adds more value to Annapurna base camp in addition to its inexpressible natural beauty.

    Beyond ethnic culture and wild green high hills, in between the ever-flowing Modi River, we land at the base camp of Annapurna, surrounded by Mount Annapurna's range along with Machhapuchre, Gangapurnna, Himchuli, and like a peak. Hiking trails are not just decorated with unique flora and fauna, and a fearless river but also accompanied by heart-pleasing scenes of mountains in all directions. Annapurna base camp not only gives relief to your body but to the heart and soul.

    13 days Annapurna Trekwhere trekkers go through the pinkish and reddish rhododendron forests that furnish the entire trail for visitors. Besides, the diversity of flora and fauna can be encountered which lights up the journey to Annapurna Base Camp. Fearless following the Modi River continuously encourages climbing up and cherishing the incredible creation of nature. The mountain view you have on Poonhill is much closer to Annapurna Base Camp. Macchapuchre base camp shows the magnificent beauty of Macchapuchre and Annapurna on the way to ABC and drives you more to accomplish the destination of Annapurna base camp.

    ABC Trek offers a close-up view of wide mountain ranges and creates a dilemma of watching which direction. Nepal Adventure Team polishes its experience and knowledge in the field of trekking and enables the trekkers to trek to their desired destination in the most desirable way. Undoubtedly, the Annapurna base camp holds the charisma to uplift nature’s beauty which is praised by each visitor and this trek would be more worthwhile with the Nepal Adventure Team. Grab the best offer package with an early booking for 2024

    Best Time To Trek To Annapurna Base Camp

    The optimum season to trek to and from the Annapurna Base Camp is spring and/or autumn. These are the best times to trek since they come with good, predictable weather and strong sunlight, but they are not hot and good for trekking. Wildflowers bloom along the trail during spring and beautifully-coloured rhododendrons during summer, while the autumn season exhibits clear visibility of snow-clad peaks. Both seasons provide good trekking weather, avoiding the possibility of monsoon rain during the winter months or the harsh cold of winter. Expect crowded trails and the ability to meet other like-minded trekkers and a lot of opportunities to be enchanted by the beauty of the mountains.

    Challenges and Tips During the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

    Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp presents several challenges that trekkers should be prepared for, along with some useful tips to enhance the experience. Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp presents several challenges that trekkers should be prepared for, along with some useful tips to enhance the experience:

    Altitude: Looking at potential difficulties, I can name one of the first major problems – acclimatisation with altitude increasing. It is important to note that altitude sickness is not a disease of the weak or unfit since it can affect anyone involved in outdoor activities. One should always take time to acclimatise, ascend steadily, drink plenty of water, and look out for signs of altitude sickness, which include headache, nausea, or dizziness. The party must reach a lower elevation if the symptoms do not dissipate.

    Weather: Despite the best times for trekking being the months of March, April, and May, the hills of the Himalayas can be very fickle weather-wise. There is a possibility of encountering a wet spell, cold weather, or storm on the mountain. Choose versatile clothing outfits that can be, if needed, augmented or diminished depending on the change in weather. Also, you should ensure that your rain jacket is strong enough and has waterproof hiking boots. Also, wear clothes that take a little time to dry.

    Trail Conditions: ABC is quite strenuous. Including sharp climbs and steep rocks with little rugged and sometimes slippery terrain. Good trekking shoes with good ankle support are important because the terrain is extremely rough. Trekking poles can also add balance and lessen the impact on your knees during the descent.

    Physical Fitness: Given its nature and the altitude of the Annapurna Base Camp, this trek is not for the faint-hearted. It comprises several hours of walking daily and may span many days. If one has to plan on trekking, one should incorporate physical and heartbeat-engaging exercises before trekking. Continue upwards and regulate your pace, which should not be very hectic, to complete the trek without exhaustion.

    Hydration and Nutrition: Drink lots of water to prevent dehydration, which may be common at a higher altitude. Drinking several glasses of water at different times throughout the day or carrying a water bottle is recommended. Always pack water purification tablets or a portable water filtration system if you need to refill your bottles locally. Make a point to always have your meals balanced to have enough energy once the treks start.

    Accommodation and Facilities: Lodging is available from a relatively rudimentary tea house to a comfortable lodge, hotel, or guest house. It is worth taking a bed during high seasons, without which getting one from the various featured hotels would be very hard. There could be limited access to necessities like electricity for lighting and hot water for showers, or they may be limited to some charge. Take an extra battery charger for your electronic gadgetry and a portable lamp or flashlight, especially when moving around in the evening.

    Permits and Documentation: Check and recheck that you have acquired all the required permits (TIMS card, ACAP permit, etc). Keep spare copies of passport and insurance documents in a waterproof holder. Ensure these documents are relatively easy to see for the checkpoint inspection along the trekking route.

    To maximise your adventure, take the best shots, and enjoy the cultural sites in Nepal. The natural beauty of the Annapurna Base Camp, it's crucial to prepare adequately. Understand and respect the challenges involved before and during the hike, and then consider implementing these tips.

    Altitude Sickness and Acclimatization

    Mountain sickness or acute mountain sickness (AMS) is an ailment that affects trekkers and climbers when they ascend to high altitudes without allowing the acclimatisation of the body. It usually happens at altitudes of more than 2,500 metres or 8,000 feet and becomes more frequent the higher you go. Altitude sickness's possible manifestations may be as mild as becoming mild headaches, nausea, dizziness, fatigue, shortness of breath, or serious, such as difficulty sleeping.

    Another important concept that occurs in high altitude locations is known as acclimatisation. What are the changes in the human body when it adjusts to the low oxygen levels available in the elevated regions. It also entails physical changes like an increase in the rate of breathing and heartbeat and the number of red blood-containing capabilities. Acclimatization should be given a lot of importance during the trekking experience.

    Here are key tips for managing altitude sickness and acclimatising effectively during the trek to Annapurna Base Camp.

    Climb up step by step and wait for the endurance to build up for the higher ground. The guideline used in mountain climbing is "climb high and sleep low"—the rule means that during the day. One has to ascend to a higher altitude, but at night, one sleeps at a lower altitude.
    Consume a lot of fluids during the day, as dehydration worsens the symptoms of altitude sickness. Eliminate alcohol and caffeine, which have diuretic effects and make the human body lose more water.

    For alpine area climbing, it is recommended that more rest days be planned to allow for adequate acclimatisation. These days consist of moderate strenuous activity, ascending to higher altitudes and sleeping at a lower altitude. Focus on these days, let go a little, drink plenty of water, and let your body gradually get used to the change.

    Recognize the first signs of altitude sickness and inform any trekking guide or other team members about any worsening of your condition. Therefore, appropriately identifying the disease in its preliminary stages can help to avert its aggravation.
    Taking such medicines as acetazolamide (Diamox) is recommended to avoid the effects of altitude illness. Nevertheless, one must understand that medication cannot replace the clients' proper acclimatisation and must be used with a doctor's consultation.
    Take plenty of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats because you will need energy to trek and adjust to the altitude.
    If there are signs of altitude sickness, and despite taking self-prescriptions, one should go lower in altitude. Descending is the simplified and most efficient therapy for altitude sickness. which can quickly lessen the manifestations of the disease.

    Altitude sickness can also occur regardless of fitness level. Even if the victim has not experienced altitude sickness in previous treks. Pay attention to signs shown by their bodies. Be as safe as possible during the hike by following the right principles of correct acclimatisation.

    Safety Tips and Common Hazards

    Knowing these usual risks and precautions will make trekking to Annapurna Base Camp safer and more productive. Thus, one can explore the great scenery and colourful culture of the great Himalayan realm.

    Weather Preparedness: There are sudden changes in climate in the Himalayas, as it can be sunny at one time and blizzard at the other. Good advice is to always check for favourable weather conditions before going for the trek. Maintain a proper dress code, having many clothes on them with a waterproof coat and many warm clothes. Your equipment must withstand the rain or snow or be well covered by rain or snow protective covers.

     Altitude Management: It is important because diseases such as altitude sickness can be prevented only if man gradually adapts to height. Acclimatize, which means climbing up gradually so your body can acclimate to high altitude. Always ensure you drink loads of water and avoid drinking alcohol, and if you feel that your body needs to rest, do not undertake a workout for the day. Pain, ringing in the ears, headaches, nausea, and dizziness are early signs of altitude sickness, and you should descend if the symptoms remain or aggravate.

    Trail Safety: The gross route to Annapurna Base Camp is challenging as it integrates steep climbs and steep rough terrain, and in some places, one is likely to encounter slippery floors. Also, it is recommended to put on firmly fitted, robust shoes specifically designed for hiking with adequate support for the ankle. Trekking poles should enhance balance, emphasising going down the slopes. As for the tough parts, do not stray away from your group and listen to your guide.

    Hydration and Nutrition: Drink plenty of water throughout the day to ensure adequate body water. Many hikers run out of water before reaching their destination, so pack water purification tablets or a water filter for augmentation. Adequate meals containing carbohydrates, proteins, and fats should be consumed during those days, as it can be tiring to trek all day.

    Emergency Preparedness: Always have a charged and available mobile phone, and if going even more off the beaten path, you could invest in a satellite phone or PLB. You must have a list of emergency contacts, including local authorities and the trekking agency you are affiliated with. Share the medical facilities contacts available, and learn the procedures to be followed in incidents such as fires.

    Group Safety: Hiking with a professional guide is safer since they know the area's geography and can help, especially when caught in tricky circumstances. In the more strenuous terrains that call for crossing a river or steep streets, you should follow your group guide's instructions strictly. Do not hike alone, especially in areas not well known by the people.

    Environmental Awareness: Adhere to the location's natural resources and people's culture by following the "Tread Lightly Policy".” Take all MW and discharge it well at the appropriate locations for disposal of non-biodegradable waste. Do not trespass or engage in any activities that will negatively affect wildlife and any natural resources that might be available.

    Accommodations and Amenities during ABC Trek

    Tea Houses / Lodges:

    Staying options within the ABC Trek area include tea houses, providing lodging to trekkers, and providing them with a close-knit and social habitation. Simple hotel-like rooms and twin or dormitory types of accommodation with shared baths generally characterised these tea houses. The rooms are basic but neat and dry; sometimes, the rooms would be empty, provided with only blankets or a basic bed. This is uncommon, but some tea houses offer charging points for devices and/or hot shower facilities that are chargeable extra. Food at tea houses is freshly prepared and eaten in dining halls. Open to all the trekkers where different foods are available, be it the local Nepali dish, dal bhat, or different types of noodles, soups, tea, or coffee. Tea houses are cosy and comfortable, so trekkers usually rest in these places after a long day hike in the beautiful scenery of the Himalayas.

    Guest Houses / Inns:

    Places such as larger villages within the area of the ABC Trek offer guest houses or inns, which are a little better in terms of comfort than tea houses. Guesthouses tend to be more comfortable with AOLs with attached toilets and more enclosed than hostels. The Internet might be present as one of the amenities, but the connection quality can be standard or even poor. Guest house meals are also like those at tea houses, with bills containing a list of available local and international meals one can order. The trekkers will get a much warmer response from them and will be able to communicate with the other trekkers and the local people of Nepal. Thus making their trek more culturally rewarding.


    Another option for trekkers who want to hire adventurous outdoor experience is to stay in tents at different campsites throughout the ABC Trek, particularly in areas with no existing facilities. Tent pitching sups or camping is where people can take a Macedonia where they erect small tents at campsites and have self-contained treks. The one aspiring to go camping should provide his or her camping equipment. Such as a tent and a sleeping bag capable of accommodating cold weather, among other things, more so if the client will be mobilising his or her food. On the other hand, trekking agencies also have camping arrangements. They provide all the required items like tents and human resources to make camping a delightful moment. There is an element of freedom as far as the plan is concerned when camping on the ABC Trek. Embracing the opportunity to spend a night in a tent under the cover of stars and the sky with the almighty Himalayas in the background.

    Food during the ABC trek

    Dal Bhat: Local rice, Dal Bhat Tarkari, a lentil soup accompanied by rice and vegetables, is very common and preferred because it is energy-intensive.
    Noodles and pasta are often served as toppings in meals such as chow mein and spaghetti; they can also be accompanied by vegetables or meat.

    Soups and Stews: Some choices discerned are vegetable soup, chicken soup, and Thukpa, a noodle soup good for body warmth and energy.

    Local Specialties: Some special local food products are momos, i.e., dumplings, yak cheese, and Tibetan bread, available in some villages.
    Western and International Cuisine: They are found in the bigger guest houses and offer sandwiches, pancakes, pizzas, and burgers, among others.

    Beverages: Tea, coffee, and some local brews, including Masala tea and suja, Tibetan butter tea.

    Detail Itinerary

    • Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu 1350m
    • Day 02Drive to Pokhara 860m (220 km) - 06 hours
    • Day 03Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri village(1960 m)-05 hours
    • Day 04Trek to Ghorepani 2,840 m - 05 hours
    • Day 05Morning hike to Poon-Hill and stay at Tadapani 2,520m - 05 hours
    • Day 06Trek to Sinuwa 2340 m-5 hours
    • Day 07Trek to Deurali 3230 m - 5 hours
    • Day 08Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4, 130m - 04 hours
    • Day 09Trek to Bamboo 2,050 m - 06 hours
    • Day 10Trek to Jhinu-Danda 1,700m via Chomrong - 06 hours
    • Day 11Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara -6 hours
    • Day 12Drive back to Kathmandu
    • Day 13Final departure day
    • Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu 1350m

      Nepal Adventure Team’s staff and guide receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to the respective hotels in Thamel, tourist hub of Kathmandu. After refreshment, our guide / leader brief you regarding hotels, Nepali cultures, tours and Annapurna Base Camp Trekking along with welcome dinner in a typical Nepalese restaurant assisted by a folk cultural program.

      • Day 02 Drive to Pokhara 860m (220 km) - 06 hours

        We drive for about 06 hours to popular tourist city Prithvi highway. The drive carries you through the local market, local lifestyle, Trishuli river, Marsyangdi river, hills, woods and view of mountains: Annapurna, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail). You be transferred to a hotel. You can rest or chill nearby Phewa lake as well as enjoy the night life. 

        • Day 03 Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri village(1960 m)-05 hours

          An hour early drive to Nayapul from Pokhara, begins the trek towards Ulleri. Short walk uphill leads to Birethati (1015 m). Tikhedhunga is our lunch spot for the day. Passing through traditional houses, shops and Magar settlements, the tough steep steps land us to Ulleri for the overnight stop. Ulleri is widely known for steep slope of hill.

          • Day 04 Trek to Ghorepani 2,840 m - 05 hours

            Annapurna South and Mt. Machhapuchhre welcome trekkers to Annapurna region as we head beyond Ulleri. The walk gets better on the winding path through green alpine tree-lines of oaks, pines and rhododendron and chilly fresh breeze blowing all around. You gain more height of views at Ghorepani-Deurali village as it is accesssorized by scenery of world’s 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri and its range of peaks as well as Annapurna South and Vara-Shikar. Ghorepani is located in the midst of old Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade Route which stretches all the way to Upper Mustang unto Tibet and since decades used as a resting point. Additionally, people usually stay to enjoy the hike to Poon Hill, a view point offering super wide angle views of world’s three highest peaks and other mountains with striking sunrise and sunset.

            • Day 05 Morning hike to Poon-Hill and stay at Tadapani 2,520m - 05 hours

              Here, morning starts before the sun as we hike up to Poon-Hill at 3,210m to be mesmerized by fantastic sunrise over the mountain range from Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Machhapuchhre to Annapurna and as far to Ganesh Himal in the far eastern horizon. With the shimmering beginning of morning, walk continues uphill and downhill passing small places of Deurali and Banthati to settela at Tadapani for night. Tadapani is located in the middle of enchanting woods with super views of Annapurna and Machhapuchhre.

              • Day 06 Trek to Sinuwa 2340 m-5 hours

                We head for Chomrong village where we have lunch with the chilly surrounding and views of hills, rivers, trails and mountains. Reenergize through lunch, we descend to cross suspension bridge joining to Sinuwa. As we plan to saty at Upper Sinuwa, we climb up hill passing by the lower Sinuwa. The walk could be a bit strenuous this day comparing to the other day but the friendliness of locals and the sharing smiles with other trekkers makes you forget tough steps.

                • Day 07 Trek to Deurali 3230 m - 5 hours

                  From Sinuwa, we move through cool thick forest until Bamboo is reached, located by the Modi River in the middle of bamboo, rhododendron and oaks forest. Further, for lunch we target to reach Dovhan. We encounter small Hinko cave too which give the clear sight of Deurali village. Deurali is the night stop where few hotels are available and has quite cold weather which gives the feel that we are not far from our ultimate destination Annapurna Base camp.

                  • Day 08 Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4, 130m - 04 hours

                    As we march forward from Deurali, we walk by Modi River as if we are aiming to reach the origin of Modi and we do so too. Continue steep climb drop us to Machhapuchre Base Camp. Machhapuchre is the virgin mountain as it has never been climbed up due to its peculiar shape. As we reach MBC, our eyes strikes with Annapurna ahead backed up by the view of Machhapuchre.

                    Then, the moderate climb and walk lands us to our ultimate fascinating destination Annapurna Base Camp. Annapurna Base Camp gives stunning views of Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri Ranges that include Mt. Annapurna I (8091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Mt. Manaslu (8163 m), Mt. Annapurna II (7937 m.), Mt. Annapurna III (7555 m), Mt. Annapurna IV (7525 m), Mt. Annapurna south (7219 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7041m), Mt. Fishtail also called Mt. Machhapuchhare (6998 m), and Tilicho peak (7134m) at the closest which encircles the sanctuary. Annapurna area was first explored by British Adventurer Col. James O.M. 'Jimmy' Roberts in the year 1956 and exposed to the world as the 'Sanctuary of Gods'. The Sanctuary is also popular as "Annapurna Sanctuary" ever since.

                    • Day 09 Trek to Bamboo 2,050 m - 06 hours

                      Accompanied by heart pleasing surrounding of Annapurna Base Camp trails, we gradually march to reach Bamboo for the night stay. As we are moving on the same path, we walk through Deurali, Hinko Cave and Dovhan to rest in-between of Bamboo forest named as Bamboo

                      • Day 10 Trek to Jhinu-Danda 1,700m via Chomrong - 06 hours

                        As we had on early route, we have lunch on Chomrong by passing the Sinuwa village. From Chomrong, our route to Pokhara changes from the route we had reached to Annapurna Base Camp. We reach to Chomrong ridge which gives insights of trails we walked and have to walk, Himalayas, Modi river and settlement on hills. Through the steep downhill steps, we settle to Jhunu-dada for warm night stay. Jhinu offers refreshing hot springs just 20 minutes from Jhuni- dada walk by the bank of Modi river.

                        • Day 11 Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara -6 hours

                          Since we are heading towards Nayapul from high uphill, mostly require to descend the hills. Initially, we walk down from Jhinu dada and cross the suspension bridge above Modi river. Our trail follows the Modi river. The villages as Saulibazar and Birethanti are encountered on the way to Nayapul. An hour drive from Nayapul drops us to Pokhara valley with touch of nature on modern facilities

                          • Day 12 Drive back to Kathmandu

                            Early morning drive on Prithivi highway return us to Kathmandu. You can just relax after trek or browse around the market as well as observe night life. Besides, if required you can ask your guide to explore around. Farewill dinner is also organized.

                            • Day 13 Final departure day

                              With the big heart after visiting Annapurna Base Camp, as per your schedule, Nepal Adventure Team drops you to Tribhuvan International Airport. Nepal Adventure Team is open to your feedback and reviews as well as bid you goodbyes with the hope to meet you soon in your next trip in Nepal.

                              Trip Map

                              Annapurna Base Camp Trek Via Poon Hill map

                              What's Included


                              • Airport pick up and drop by private jeep/car
                              • 2-night (3 stars) hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara on BB plan, twin-sharing basis
                              • Welcome and farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant with a cultural program
                              • Kathmandu - Pokhara – Kathmandu both ways by deluxe tourist bus
                              • Pokhara – Nayapul - Pokhara both way by car
                              • 8 nights’ teahouse accommodation throughout the trek
                              • Full board meals breakfast, lunch, dinner, and tea/coffee in the cup during the trek
                              • Seasonal fruits and salads on a daily basis
                              • ACAP permit (Annapurna Conservation Area Project)
                              • TIMS Card (Trekkers Information Management System)
                              • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide and his expenses, insurance
                              • A porter for 2 trekkers and his expenses, insurance
                              • Sleeping bag, down jacket, and duffel bag (provided if required but to be returned after)
                              • First Aid medical Kitbag
                              • Certificate of appreciation after completion of Annapurna Base Camp Trek 
                              • Nepal Adventure Team (NAT) T-shirt
                              • Government VAT,  and Local Taxes 


                              • Nepal visa fee and international flight
                              • Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara
                              • Personal expenses
                              • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule
                              • Travel and rescue insurance
                              • Gratitude to the staff

                              PRICES & DATES

                              Useful Information

                              Permits and Documentation Required

                              TIMS Card (Trekkers' Information Management System):

                              It is mandatory to possess a TIMS Card when you are trekking to the Annapurna area, regardless if your trek takes you through Poon Hill or otherwise. It helps in handling trekker information and in the protection of those creating treks. The card gives important information to authorities about trekkers and details that assist in tracking movements during the trek. It improves security and allows for rescue if needed because it is less complex and time-consuming. As for the TIMS Card (Trekkers’ Information Management System), one can get the card for the ABC (Annapurna Base Camp) trek via Poon Hill at the NTB offices in Kathmandu and Pokhara. The office is established at Pradarshani Marg in Kathmandu, and Damside in Pokhara. Furthermore, the original and legal issued Trekking agencies can also help in obtaining a TIMS Card. You need to provide a passport size photograph and your passport with you when you are applying for it.


                              ACAP Permit (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit):

                              The permit is the ACAP Permit, which is required to enter the Annapurna Conservation Area Conservation Area under the National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC). This permit is issued to preserve the natural environment, control the tourist flows, and increase the area's scholar population. The measures in place guarantee responsible trekking and support the development of local communities by generating income from tourism. Currently, there are three ways for trekkers to obtain the ACAP Permit: They can get it directly from NTNC's head office in Kathmandu, its regional office in Pokhara, or through licensed trekking companies.

                              Local Area Permit (if applicable):

                              Additional permits are available locally, depending on which route you choose for the trek. These permits are usually available at checkpoints along the route or the trekking trail. These regulate the conduct of trekkers and guide them through particular areas or several villages in which the Annapurna region is made. Some restricted areas may require special permits, which your trekking agency or the guide will help you get during the trek as and when necessary.

                              Passport Copies:

                              When applying for the TIMS Card and ACAP Permit for the trek, trekkers must attach a copy of their passports. It is ideal to bring two copies of your passport: the main page with the biographical details and the page on which the visa is placed. These copies are enclosed in the permits' applications so that the authority can determine the applicant's identity and nationality. It is recommended that the original passport be safely at hand throughout the trek in case of any brief identification processes.

                              Travel Insurance:

                              It is not a permit, but very important to obtain non-limited travel insurance during the trek to Nepal, especially for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Poon Hill. This should cover trekking to a specific altitude, evacuation due to health emergencies, rm157 due to medical, cancellation due to trip disruption, and liability in case of accidents. It also offers cash compensation in case of an accident due to altitude sickness or a disaster while trekking.

                              Entry Permits for National Parks and Conservation Areas:

                              Depending on the actual trekking route covering the Annapurna region and specific areas, additional permits, such as a National Park/ Conservation entry permit, may be necessary. These permits are necessary to meet the legal requirements of the regions enforcing protected areas and commendable approaches to tourism. Understand that additional permits may be required depending on your trekking agency or your guide based on the specific planned route. You'll require two permits: , and two compulsory documents found in the Nepalese territory: the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card. You should also carry along passport photos and your actual passport for the application. These permits are required to trek in the Annapurna region to assist in preservation and safety of trekkers in the region.

                              These permits and documents needed for legal trekking in the Annapurna region benefit the trekking industry and the environment by improving the area's stewardship, safety, and trekking management. Trekkers should check with the relevant authorities or agents dealing with the trekking business to see if the permits have been changed or the conditions have been modified.


                              Passport and Visa Requirements

                              Foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, must obtain a visa to enter Nepal. This can be done at the Nepalese Embassy or consulate in your country or upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport. To apply, you'll need two passport-sized photos, visa fees, and a valid passport.

                              Tourist Visa Fees:

                              3-day transit visa: Free
                              15 days: $30 USD
                              30 days: $50 USD
                              90 days: $125 USD

                              For more details, contact the Department of Immigration:
                              Location: Kalikasthan, Kathmandu


                              Tourists can travel by bus, private vehicle, and on foot. All transportation costs are included unless stated otherwise.

                              Travel Insurance

                              It's essential to have travel insurance before traveling abroad. Ensure you have your insurance documents as Nepalese insurance companies do not cover foreign nationals. Insurance should cover rescue, medical assistance, and lost or stolen belongings.

                              Solo Travelers

                              Solo travelers will only pay for a single trip but must share accommodation with others of the same gender. They can also join other groups.

                              Health and Fitness

                              This moderate trek requires no previous experience, but participants should be in good physical and mental health. Preparing with regular jogging and running is recommended. Those with pre-existing medical conditions should inform us in advance.

                              First Aid and High Altitude Sickness

                              A personal first aid kit is strongly recommended. The trek involves high altitudes, but slow walks and regular stops help acclimatize and prevent Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), which can be fatal if not properly managed.

                              Guides and Porters

                              Our guides are highly trained, experienced, and licensed to ensure a safe and enjoyable trek. Porters are well-equipped and insured, carrying up to 25kg each. They are well-compensated and treated with respect.

                              Best Time to Travel

                              The ideal times for trekking to Annapurna Base Camp are in Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) due to favorable weather and clear views. Winter is manageable, but the monsoon season is less popular due to heavy rains and difficult roads.

                              Equipment and Packing List

                              Upon booking with Nepal Adventure Team, pack the following essentials:

                              • Travel documents: passport, visa, travel insurance, air tickets, voucher, and passport photos (x2)
                              • Bank cards, credit cards, and travelers' cheques
                              • Comfortable boots and sports shoes
                              • 6-8 pairs of woolen/cotton socks
                              • Fleece jacket, down/duvet jacket, rain/windproof jacket
                              • Two pairs of gloves
                              • 4-6 t-shirts and woolen/cotton shirts
                              • Day cap and woolen hat/balaclava
                              • Trousers, shorts, and tracksuits
                              • Four-season sleeping bag with inner liner
                              • Large and small towels
                              • Toiletries
                              • Water bottle
                              • Sun/snow glasses
                              • Optional ski/walking poles
                              • Personal first aid/medical kit
                              • Rucksack/backpack
                              • Duffel bags (carried by porters or animals)
                              • Torch/flashlight with spare batteries
                              • Pen knife/Swiss knife
                              • Scarf/mask (for dust and wind)
                              • Personal hygiene items
                              • Extras like binoculars, cameras, books, and journals

                              Precautionary Note
                              The trekking itineraries are designed to be manageable and enjoyable. Do not rush, and follow the guide's pace. Conditions may be challenging, but you will adapt.

                              Additional Money

                              Consider personal spending habits for food, drinks, souvenirs, tipping, and an emergency fund (around $200 USD).

                              Trip Safety

                              Your guidance will ensure the safety and security of your valuables. Use a wallet or belt for important documents and money, and secure your luggage in the hotel's safety deposit box.

                              Important Rules

                              Illegal drugs are strictly prohibited. Respect local laws, customs, and beliefs to avoid group expulsion.

                              Responsible Tourism
                              We believe in responsible tourism, respecting local people and the environment. Clients should:

                              • Respect local laws and customs
                              • Seek permission before engaging in local activities
                              • Keep areas clean and dispose of rubbish properly
                              • Support local skills and positive aspects of tourism


                              Feedback and Reviews

                              Your feedback is vital to us. We offer an 8% discount on your next trip for completing an online review or feedback.

                              Additional Information

                              For more details, contact us or reach out to Mr. Jeevan Thapa Magar at +977 9851234322 (Viber/WhatsApp).

                              Client Reviews

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                                Rating Review by: Pia Rakesh Mukherjee, India

                                An Unforgettable Himalayan Adventure

                                The Annapurna Base Camp trek via Poon Hill left me in awe of the Himalayas' grandeur. The panoramic vistas from Poon Hill at sunrise painted a picture-perfect start to each day. The trek through lush forests, quaint villages, and terraced fields provided a glimpse into the rich culture of the region. Reaching the base camp was a triumphant moment, surrounded by towering peaks and serene alpine landscapes. A truly unforgettable journey!!

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                                Rating Review by: Philips, New Zealand

                                Amazing Trek

                                I did ABC trek this year with NAT & I am very happy. They are the best trekking agency with the best services & excellent trekking packages. Thank you Jeevan Thapa

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                                Rating Review by: Grand Tour, Maldives

                                Best Travel in Nepal

                                We have traveled with Nepal Adventure Team. The first trip was to Annapurna Base Camp, All the trips were wonderful. We have now been familiar with the agency and will be traveling with them again.