Best Season for Annapurna Base Camp Trek
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is best undertaken during specific months that offer favorable weather conditions and breathtaking mountain views. While the trek can be organized throughout the year, the following months are particularly recommended.
Mid-February to June: During this period, the weather is generally clear and stable, allowing for excellent visibility of the magnificent mountain vistas along the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The blooming rhododendron forests add a vibrant touch to the journey, enhancing the overall experience.
Last week of August to December: This time frame also offers favorable weather conditions for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The skies are usually clear, providing unobstructed views of the surrounding peaks. The autumn colors of the landscape further enhance the scenic beauty of the trekking route.
At Nepal Spirit Adventure, we organize Annapurna Base Camp Treks throughout the year, ensuring that you have the flexibility to choose a time that suits you best.
Transportation plays a crucial role in ensuring a smooth start and finish to the Annapurna Base Camp trek. At Nepal Spirit Adventure, we provide various transportation options to cater to your convenience and comfort as per your acceptable budget factor.
Private Vehicle: As part of our ABC packages, we arrange private transportation for your international and domestic airport pick-up upon arrival in Kathmandu and for your final departure. Additionally, private vehicles are provided for the journey from Pokhara City to Nayapul before commencing the Annapurna Base Camp trek, as well as from Ghandrung Phedi back to Pokhara after completing the trek. This ensures a personalized and hassle-free travel experience.
Scenic Flight to Pokhara to Kathmandu: As per our ABC trek package both ways (Kathmandu-Kathamndu) mountain scenic flights are inclusive for saving your 2 days' holidays in Nepal because Kathmandu to Pokhara is (210km) away and takes about 7-8 hours bus ride if you have a long holiday for Nepal, you can take a bus journey between both city. The both-way flight itinerary helps you particularly benefit as you will be feeling tired after the rigorous trekking activities and provides an opportunity to relax and enjoy the sights of Pokhara that; 's why we highly recommend both ways to take scenic flights.
The flight duration is around 25 minutes from each way journey and offers mesmerizing views of the majestic mountains. These transportation options ensure your convenience, safety, and enjoyment throughout the Annapurna Base Camp trek, allowing you to focus on the incredible journey ahead.
Bus Service: To travel from Kathmandu to Pokhara Kathmandu, we also offer deluxe tourist bus services. This scenic journey takes approximately 6-7 hours, allowing you to admire the picturesque landscapes, rivers, traditional villages, and breathtaking mountain views along the way. It is a delightful way to immerse yourself in the beauty of the region before reaching Pokhara but you need a couple of extra days before starting the Annapurna Base Camp trek.
Food and Beverage along the ABC trek
Our 14-night 15-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek package is priced at USD 950 per person, and it includes all meals throughout the trek. You will be provided with three meals a day, consisting of 14 breakfasts, 10 lunches, and 9 dinners, ensuring you are well-nourished and energized during the entire journey. The food provided on the trek is prepared at ethnic lodges, maintaining high hygiene standards. The food menus at the teahouses along the Annapurna Base Camp Trek route are quite similar, offering a variety of options. You can enjoy delicious dishes such as MOMO (dumplings), noodles, pasta, potatoes,
soups, and the popular Nepalese dish, Dal Bhat.
Dal Bhat consists of steamed rice served with lentil soup and fresh seasonal vegetables, providing a nutritious and fulfilling meal. Breakfast and dinner will be served at the same tea house or lodge, while lunch will be enjoyed along the trail, allowing you to experience the beautiful surroundings. Some teahouses also offer Western food options like pizza, pasta, and French fries.
Additionally, you can find a selection of beverages such as soft drinks, snacks, and beer at most tea house restaurants. For breakfast, you can choose from a
variety of cereals, bread, and egg dishes, ensuring a satisfying start to your day on the trek.
We use always the best accommodation available along the trekking period as well as the cities of Kathmandu and Pokhara as per our recommended trip itinerary packages. Our Annapurna Base Camp Trek package includes twin-sharing accommodation both in the city and during the trek. In the city, we provide tourist standard hotels, ensuring a comfortable stay.
On the ABC trek, we arrange comfortable lodges, which were previously known as teahouses. Each teahouse features a central communal area with a large stove, providing warmth and a cozy atmosphere for trekkers. The bedrooms in the lodges are not heated and typically have two beds with mattresses, pillows, and blankets. However, we strongly recommend that you bring your own personal sleeping bag (a 3-season bag is usually sufficient). The teahouses generally have gas-powered showers, and the toilets are mostly sit-down flush toilets, although some lodges may have squat toilets.
Safe Drinking Water
Along the trek, safe drinking water is very important while we are on high altitude journey. We recommend that one should drink at least 3-4 liters of water a day (this helps from de-hydration and altitude problems AMS). As long as possible we recommend you buy sealed packed mineral water and can buy it from every local shop and lodge.
Remember! River, spring, and tap water are free, we should not recommend you directly drink it even water looks very clean, and can not be drunk without adding water purification pills or a filter that will be suitable to drink. You can buy boiled water from every lodge, boiled water, and sealed packed water cost $ 1-2 dollars per letter and can be also a high charge at the base camp of Annapurna.
So, you need to prepare and self-carry the extra amount in Nepalese rupees for all the table drinks for alcoholic or nonalcoholic and chocolate biscuits, and hot shower items but it is available every teahouse along your journey to ABC trekking.
The Classic Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek suitable for passionate walkers who have the ability to walk at least 5-7 hours a day with a light day pack. Walking at a high altitude is more physically demanding than walking at lower altitudes; however, if we are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have a positive attitude, self-confidence, and strong determination, we can accomplish this trek successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior to the trip is a good idea to enhance our strength and stability.
If you have past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. It is vital for participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases to consult their doctor before taking the trip. It is also advised that you inform Nepal Spirit Adventure of any conditions before booking the trek to minimize the risks of altitude sickness.
Is the Annapurna Base Camp Trek Suitable for Me?
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a challenging adventure that involves multiple days of strenuous foothill walking, including reaching the base camp itself. Throughout the trek, you will be hiking for approximately 6-7 hours each day, often at altitudes exceeding 4,000 meters. It is important to be aware of the risks of high altitude sickness, and we recommend visiting our helpful altitude sickness guide for more information.
To ensure you are well-prepared, it is essential to be in excellent fitness and overall good health. This includes engaging in training activities prior to your trip.
Re-charging batteries (electronic items)
We can recharge your batteries, and devices with electricity, or solar power sources. In Nepal, 220 240 volts 50 MHZ (50 Cycles per Second) power is supplied. Just need to have a plug adaptor in case of socket fitting, which you can buy in Kathmandu before the trip since the plugs in Nepal might be different. You might have to pay a small amount of fee/hour for using recharging facilities.