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Annapurna Base Camp Luxury trek is designed to give a luxurious trip to our customers in the Himalayas of Nepal. Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the most celebrated

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Trip Fact

Trek Duration: 13 Days

Country: Nepal

Trip Level: Moderate

Max Altitude: 4130m

Activity: Sightseeing and Trekking

Starts at: Kathmandu

Ends at: Kathmandu

Best Season: February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November & December

Description & introduction about Trip

Annapurna Base Camp Luxury trek is designed to give a luxurious trip to our customers in the Himalayas of Nepal. Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the most celebrated and happening trek that takes us to base camp of Annapurna which is the tenth highest peak in the world. The trek goes through the ethnically varied villages, dense forest providing habitat to diverse range of flora and fauna. The trek continues along the Modi Khola upstream into the Annapurna Sanctuary, a valley surrounded by soaring Himalayas which including Machhapuchhre and Dhaulagiri.

We will start this journey with a spectacular flight from Kathmandu to the lake city of Pokhara through the snowcapped Himalayas. This classic trek winds around Gurung villages and Rhododendron forest which is further accompanied by a hike to Poon hill for the superb Himalayan panorama of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, Annapurna south and Macchapuchhare.

This trek can be the ideal option for those who like to get into the Himalayas within the short time frame, without much of a physical and mental stress and devoid of longer acclimatization period. The highest altitude we will get into in this trek is 4,130m at Annapurna Base Camp.

Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Luxury Lodge Trek

  • A luxurious trekking experience in Annapurna Region.
  • Explore two base camps Macchapuchre Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp. 
  •  Explore the warm hospitality of Gurung people and their cultures.
  • Explore and experience the local lifestyles of people living in mountain region.
  •  Natural and cultural diversity of Annapurna Region

Outline Itinerary of Annapurna Base Camp Luxury Lodge Trek

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m). Overnight at a Hotel.

Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (900 m) in a Tourist Bus – 7 hours. Overnight at a Hotel.

Day 03: Drive to Nayapul (1,010 m) and Trek to Tikhedunga (1,570 m) – 4 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani (2,840 m) – 5 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 05: Hike up to Poon Hill (3,210 m) and Trek to Tadapani (2,610 m) – 7 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 06: Trek to Chhomrong (2,140 m) – 5 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 07: Trek to Himalaya Hotel (2,950 m) – 6 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 08: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 m) – 7 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 09: Trek to Bamboo (2345 m) – 6 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 10: Trek to Jhinu (1,780 m) – 5 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 11: Trek to Nayapul (1,010 m), Drive to Pokhara – 5.5 hours and Guided Tour of Barahi Temple and Fewa Lake. Overnight at a Hotel.

Day 12: Drive Back to Kathmandu (1,400 m) in a Tourist Bus – 7 hours. Overnight at a Hotel.

Day 13: Transfer to the International Airport for Your Final Departure.

Best Time to trek to Annapurna Region

The best time to trek to Annapurna Region is during autumn (September- November) and Spring (March – May). Annapurna Region is beautiful throughout the year but during these seasons you get to see the most beautiful pictures of Annapurna Region. Some of the places of Annapurna Region like Upper Mustang, Muktinath, Kagbeni and Jomsom can be visited any time during the year. 

Accommodations

Our accommodation will be in 3 star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara. During the trek you will be staying in tea houses or lodges. All accommodations are on twin share basis. Single supplement rooms can be provided on request with an additional charge. Although the rooms are easily available in Kathmandu and Pokhara it is very difficult to arrange single supplement rooms during the trek. In such case Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd will look for the best alternatives. 

Meals

All meals will be provided during our Annapurna Base Camp Trek including welcome and farewell dinners in Kathmandu. The meals during our stay in Kathmandu will be provided in high class typical Nepali restaurants which serve you with delicious Nepali cuisines whereas we will have our breakfast and dinner in the tea houses/ lodges on trek. We will spend the night and lunch on our way to the next destination.  We suggest you to try out the most popular local foods like Thakali food while you are trekking in Annapurna Region. The local foods are healthier and give a lot of energy during your trekking trials. 

Drinking water 

Water is an essential part of your trek. You need to drink plenty of water during your.  Most of the diseases during your trek are caused by drinking impure water. However it is not that the water in the mountain region is impure. It is natural and clean the people there consume it direct from the tap. But, since you are not used to you may get directly affected and consuming water direct from the tap might ruin your trek. Here are the tips for consuming water during Everest Base Camp Trek.

1.Mineral Water/ Bottled water.

Mineral water or Bottled water is available at most of the tea houses. The bottled water costs normally 1 Dollar per liter. If you find it in any tea houses it is better to carry an extra bottle because it may not be available anywhere during the trek. 

2.Boiled Water

Drinking boiled water is probably the best method while trekking in the mountains. It is highly effective treatment for killing the bacteria from the water. You can boil the water in the tea house and carry it along with you during the trek. The tea hoses charges normally one to two dollars to boil the water. 

3.Purified Water.

You can bring your own water purification tablets like Aquatabs®, Chlorine tablets, Bhromine Tablets along with you. It helps to save your budget as well.

4.Filtered Water.

You can also use filtered water as well during your Everest Base Camp Trek.  This can be an alternate where boiling is not preferred and also there is not any availability of other purified water. The filters like hand pump are effective in removing protozoa, bacteria and chemicals/toxins from the water but may not be effective removing the viruses. 


Physical condition & Requirements

The Annapurna Region trek is relatively easier than any other treks in Nepal like Everest Base Camp Trek. Anyone with sound physical fitness and who can walk up to 6-7 hours a day can easily complete the trek.  Annapurna region trekking does not require any prior trekking experience however if you have it can add up a plus point for you. Some of the trekking destinations of Annapurna Region like Ghorepani Poonhill, Jomsom, Muktinath, and e.t.c can be the best destination for first time trekkers. 

Why Annapurna Base Camp Luxury Trek?

Annapurna Base Camp Luxury Trek is one of the most luxurious treks in Nepal. This trek is best for the trekkers who want to have a luxurious journey to the Himalayas. The Annapurna Base Camp Luxury trek is designed to provide our customers a high class trekking experience to Annapurna Region. We provide the following services which tends to make this trek unique, fascinating and Luxurious.

1. Stay at high class hotels and lodges.

Actual Adventure gives a luxurious feel to the customers by giving luxurious service from the starting to an end of the trek in this Annapurna Base Camp Luxury Trek. Luxurious hotels and lodes is one among them. We provide five star hotel accommodation or similar during your stay at Kathmandu and Pokhara and best available lodges or Guest houses during the trek. 

2. Single Supplement Room.

In this Annapurna Base Camp Luxury Trek we provide single supplement rooms to our customers. During peak tourist season the single supplement rooms may be difficult so we request you to book your trek earlier. In case we are not able to provide single supplement room we will look for the best alternatives. 

3. Personal Porter.

We provide personal porter service to our customer in this Annapurna Base Camp Luxury Lodge trek. We normally provide one porter for each two members of a group. The personal will carry all your extra loads from your body so that you can walk freely. 

4. Personal English Speaking Guide.

We also provide personal English speaking guide or any other preferable language upon the request of the customers in this Annapurna Base Camp Luxury Trek. 

5. Trekking Gears and Equipment

If you have not brought any trekking gears with you doesn’t worry we will provide you the required trekking gears. However, it may cost you some extra charge.

6. Hot Shower Facilities

We will try our best to provide accommodations with hot shower facilities and attached bathrooms during your Annapurna Base Camp. You will not have to pay extra charge for hot water.

7. Luxurious vehicle transfer.

In this Annapurna Base Camp Luxury trek we provide luxurious vehicle transfer facilities for your transfer. 

Details Itinerary Annapurna Base Camp Luxury Lodge Trek

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m). Overnight at a Hotel.

As your aircraft lands in Tribhuwan International Airport our representative will receive you and help you to transfer into the hotel of your choice.

Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (900 m) in a Tourist Bus – 7 hours. Overnight at a Hotel.

After having breakfast you will drive to Pokhara in a tourist vehicle. The drive to Pokhara is one of the most wonderful drives you will ever have. The drive goes through the scenic route of Prithivi Highway en route you can also see some historical and religious sites of Nepal. Moreover, the beautiful city of lakes welcomes you with its divine natural beauty. Overnight at luxurious hotel in Pokhara.  

Day 03: Drive to Nayapul (1,010 m) and Trek to Tikhedunga (1,570 m) – 4 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

On the third day of Annapurna Base Camptrek you will have breakfast at Pokhara and then drive to Nayapul.  From Nayapul you will trek to Tikhedunga. From Nayapul the trek starts following Modi Khola and winds around bamboo forest, waterfall and terraced farmland to Sudami where we will have our lunch. After having lunch we will continue the trek through the sub tropical valley forest to Tikhedhunga. Overnight in a luxurious guest house in Tikhedhunga. 

Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani (2,840 m) – 5 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

From Tikledhunga the trail steeply goes uphill offering the magnificent vista of Annapurna South and Machhapuchhare to the Magar village of Ulleri. From Ulleri the trail gradually goes uphill through pasture and cultivated land to Banthanti and Nangethanti where we will stop to have lunch. After having lunch we will continue the walk through rhododendron and oak forest to our camping site in Ghorepani which is surrounded by rhododendron trees itself. Overnight in a luxurious hotel in Ghorepani.

Day 05: Hike up to Poon Hill (3,210 m) and Trek to Tadapani (2,610 m) – 7 hours. Overnight at a Guest house.

Early in the morning we will hike up to Poon Hill (3210m) to witness the awe-inspiring vista of sun rising over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massif along with the hodgepodge of much other snow- capped peaks. After accomplishing glorious summit of Poon Hill we will hike back to Ghorepani, have breakfast and descend down through the Rhododendron forest to Tadapani. Overnight in a luxurious guest house in Tadapani.

Day 06: Trek to Chhomrong (2,140 m) – 5 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Today on the sixth day of Annapurna Base CampTrek we will trek to Chhomrong. The trek begins with a short climb up to Kimrung danda for an hour. From there the trial again descends to Kimrong Khola and again climbs up to Chere Danda. A final descent from Chere Danda will take us to Chhomrong village. The trial today gives an amazing picture of mountains like Annapurna South, Hiuchuli, Fishtail Mountain and Gangapurna. Overnight in Luxurious guest house in Chhomorong.  

Day 07: Trek to Himalaya Hotel (2,950 m) – 6 hours. Overnight at Himalayan Hotel.

We will have our breakfast at Chhomrong and then start our trek to Himalaya Hotel. At first we will descend to Chhomrong Khola and then ascend to Khuldighar which is an old permit check post. You can see fewer trees as you gain more heights. The trial then descends following a steep trial down a rock bank and then goes through thick bamboo bushes along the west side of the river. A short walk through the bamboo and rhododendron forests will take us to Himalayan Hotel. Overnight at Himalayan Hotel. 

Day 08: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 m) – 7 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

We will have our breakfast at Himalayan hotel and then trek to Annapurna Base Camp. En route we will also visit Machhapuchare Base Camp. From MBC the altitude rise abruptly and vegetation disappears. On the way we will encounter with snow boulders melting and forming small streams. As we enter Sanctuary the trail widens and offers the opulent view of Annapurna south. The base camp possess vibrant 360degree panorama of Machhapuchhare, Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli along with many other peaks. Stay overnight in Annapurna Base Camp.

Day 09: Trek to Bamboo (2345 m) – 6 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

We will have our breakfast at Annapurna Base Camp and then we will leave Chhomrong and descend down the trail following Modi Khola, and then climb up through the dense forest of bamboo, Rhododendron and oak to Sinuwa (2250m). From Sinuwa the trail further goes through Rhododendron forest to Kuldi and then to Bamboo. Stay overnight in Bamboo.

Day 10: Trek to Jhinu (1,780 m) – 5 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

We will have our breakfast at Bamboo and move to Jhinu. Today the trail goes downhill to our camping site in Dovan. Overnight at Jhinu.

Day 11: Trek to Nayapul (1,010 m), Drive to Pokhara – 5.5 hours and Guided Tour of Barahi Temple and Fewa Lake. Overnight at a Hotel.

After having an early morning breakfast at Jhinu we will trek down to Naypul. From Nayapul we will drive back to Pokhara for about 2 hour. Upon reaching Pokhara we will roam around lake side and also visit Barahi Temple. Overnight at luxurious hotel in Pokhara. 

Day 12: Drive Back to Kathmandu (1,400 m) in a Private Jeep – 7 hours. Overnight at a Hotel.

After having breakfast at Pokhara we will drive back to Kathmandu today. After reaching Kathmandu you can rest in the hotel or roam around the city. Overnight at luxurious hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 13: Transfer to the International Airport for Your Final Departure.

You will be transferred to Tribhuwan International airport for your onward journey. We hope you have a wonderful trekking experience with us and we wish to see you soon in near future with your family, friends, colleagues and relatives. 

Early Termination of a Trek.

Sometimes the trek ends before the scheduled itinerary due to several reasons regarding health or any other personal issues of the trekkers. If in case, early termination of the trek happens please note that we cannot offer refunds for unused days. It is because we have to pay the committed amount to our porters, guides and other team members. 

Program Change/ Delay: 

The departure scheduled would be changed on any unavoidable circumstance like weather hazards, trail slides, soil erosion, avalanches, sudden sickness, etc. The program can be customized as per the interest of the clients.

NOTE:  During the trip, the unpredictable factors like, weather, local politics, transport and many more which are beyond our control can bring some change in the itinerary. In such case, if the alternation in the itinerary is necessary, then the trek leader will decide for the best alternative with the consent and interest of the whole group. If the change occurs we will do our best to minimize its effect; however the company cannot be responsible for the results of changes and delays.  

Autumn in Annapurna Region 

Autumn season gives you the most favorable weather for trekking with warm and dry climate. Autumn seasons falls during the months of September, October and November. Autumn season is also the season of festivals. You can feel the festival vibes everywhere while trekking in Nepal during Autumn. On the other hand you can get the best pictures while trekking Annapurna Region during Autumn Season. 

Spring in Annapurna Region

Spring in Nepal is regarded as one of the best season for trekking and mountain climbing. Spring season occurs in Nepal in the months of March, April and May. You can have a heavenly experience trekking in Annapurna Region during spring. You can see varieties of blooming wild floras and forests blanketed with rhododendron flowers during your trials. The mountains look absolutely stunning and the temperature is warm and moderate. You can expect lots of trekkers during the trial during spring season in Annapurna region.

Summer in Annapurna Region

Summer season is not very popular season for trekking in Annapurna Region. Summer season in Nepal takes place in between the months of June to August. The monsoon seasons combines with summer in Nepal. Thus, Nepal receives a wet summer with hot temperature. Although the temperature gets cooler as you gain altitude but the trials can be affected by heavy rainfall and mudslides.  However, some of the regions which lie in the rain-shadow area like Upper Mustang, Jomsom, and Muktinath can be visited throughout the year. If you love challenges and thrill then this season can be the best for you to explore Annapurna Region. In spite of the challenges you can get the best views and true colors of nature while trekking to Annapurna Region during summer.  

Winter in Annapurna Region

Winter Season takes place in Nepal in the months of December to February. Since it is freezing cold and some of the high passes are closed in the higher altitudes due to snow this season is not recommend for trekking in Annapurna Region. However, if you want to enjoy peaceful trekking trials with fewer trekkers then you can choose this season with proper gears and clothing equipment. Despite the challenges, the winter season in Annapurna Region gives you the best view of snowcapped mountains. 

Cost Includes

  • Airport-Hotel-Airport pickup & drop by private tourist vehicle.
  •  All meals during the trek.
  • Local Actual adventure licensed English speaking guide with all his expenses and insurance.
  • One porter for each two members in a group. 
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  • Airfare for Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara- Kathmandu including airport departure tax.
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show.
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • Official expenses.

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.)
  • International airfare and airport departure tax 
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).
  • Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.
  • Personal trekking Equipment. 
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section

Booking Policy

Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd requires a minimum of 20% of the total price to book this trip. The amount received to book the trip is used to obtain the permit and to book the accommodations and hire the guides. The rest of the amount can be paid after your arrival in Nepal.

Booking Process

To book a trip from Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd you will need to follow certain processes which are mentioned below. 

Step 1: Send us an inquiry using inquiry form, email or call us
Step 2: Discuss and fix the trek itinerary and price. 
Step 3: Send us the deposit required to confirm the trip.
Step 4: Send us your Passport copies, Insurance copies, two passport sized photos and others (if                   necessary)
 Step 5: Come to Nepal pay the remaining amount and start the trek. 

Bank Account for the payment to wire transfers

Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd.

Currency General Account (USD) 016-010 100 23199 

Paying Bank: Nepal Investment Bank Ltd

Thamel Branch, Kathmandu, Nepal

SWIFT CODE: NIBLNPKT

  • Bank service charge should be paid by the clients themselves at the time of deposit.
  • Please call or Talk with our Account before transfer payment (+9779851012358)

Early Termination of A Trek.

Sometimes the trek ends before the scheduled itinerary due to several reasons regarding health or any other personal issues of the trekkers. If in case, early termination of the trek happens please note that we cannot offer refunds for unused days. It is because we have to pay the committed amount to our porters, guides and other team members. 

Insurance: 

Our clients must have their insurance and the insurance must cover the expenses of accidents, health, emergency evacuation, lost of gears, etc. 

Program Change/ Delay: 

The departure scheduled would be changed on any unavoidable circumstance like weather hazards, trail slides, soil erosion, avalanches, sudden sickness, etc. The program can be customized as per the interest of the clients.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is fully refundable if cancelled before 45 days of the arrival. 
  • 50% of the cancellation  if cancelled before 30 days of the arrival.
  • 30 to 15 days before 25 % Cancellation will charge 
  • The deposit is not refundable if cancelled before less than 15 days. 
Read and Download our Agreement & Term and Condition 

Nepal Visa Information

Visa in Nepal can be acquired on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and also at the border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki border of Nepal - India and Kodari on Nepal-China border. Visa can also acquire at the nearest Nepal Embassy. For visa renewal purpose you can contact at Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan at Kathmandu. A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background is required. Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.

Visa Facility         Duration       Fee

Multiple entry       15 days          US$ 30 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry       30 days          US$ 50 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry       90 days          US$ 125 or equivalent convertible currency

Gratis (Free) Visa

For first visit in one visa year (January to December), gratis visa for 30 days is available only for nationals of South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. However, the visa can be extended from the department of immigration with respective fares.

 Indian nationals do not require visa to enter into Nepal.

Nepal Visa for Chinese Nationals

As per official circular of the Embassy of Nepal in Beijing, China, Chinese nationals applying for tourist visa to Nepal are being provided “gratis tourist visa” from Jan. 5, 2016, from following Nepali missions in the People’s Republic of China:

  • Embassy of Nepal, Beijing
  • Consulate General of Nepal, Lhasa
  •  Consulate General of Nepal, Hong Kong
  • Honorary Consulate of Nepal, Shanghai

More Information

Nationals from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan will need to obtain visa from Nepal Embassies or Diplomatic Missions in their respective countries, as they do not get visa on arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal. 

 Leader & Staffs Arrangements with Porter Care


During this Classic Everest Base Camp trek you will fly to Lukla from Kathmandu only with your guide. Other team members like assistant guide and porters will join you from Lukla.  We focus on giving employment opportunities to the local people as far as possible. We choose experienced field staff having good knowledge in their related field. We do have highly experienced team of porters and guides. Our field staff leaders are highly experienced and have undergone the trainings like. Intensive Wilderness First Aid, Trekking Guide Training, Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet, English Language, Conservation and Biodiversity, Rock climbing, Ice Climbing and Mountaineering (for expedition leaders). 

Why do we use Porters?

Porters are the most helpful assistant for your Everest Base Camp Trek. They carry your luggage all the way through your trek. We use the local porters during Everest Base Camp Trek. It is a small effort from our side to provide them employment opportunity and help them maintain their living standard and look after their families. We provide one porter for each two members of a group and also provide personal porter on request with additional costs. 

Why don’t we use Yak as Porters? 

During your  Trek you can also see several Yaks and Mules on your way used as porter. Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd doesn’t use yaks and mules as porters during the trek because we respect animal rights and emphasis on giving employment opportunities to the local people. 

Guide and Porter info

It is in the hand of guide and porter to actually make or break your trip. A good guide can give you a memorable trek of your life time whereas a bad can ruin your trek and make it the worst. Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd has a team of highly experienced a passionate trekking guides, expedition leader, porters and tour guides. With their years of experience and dedication in their fields they have been providing our customers with remarkable service and excellent results. You can have the detailed information of our guides in the company’s Trip Management Team (Field Staff). 

Equipment’s & Packing List

Proper equipment and packing is very necessary during the trek. No proper trekking gears can ruin your trekking experience. You will need following trekking gears and equipment’s for  Trek.
Summary 
• Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
• Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
• Fleece or wool trousers/pants
• Trekking/Hiking boots with spare laces
• Thick, warm wool hiking socks
• Footwear for around camp, example, running shoes and/or sandals
• Gaiters (optional)
• Thermal tops
• Fleece jacket or pullover
• Wind cheater jacket (optional)
• Waterproof shell jacket
• Thermal gloves
• Underwear
• Shorts
• Cotton trousers/pants
• Thermal bottoms
• Sun hat or scarf or Hat or light balaclava
• T-shirts
• Socks
• Sunglasses with UV protection (opt to but this at your home country)
• Sleeping bag rated to 0 degrees (3/4 season)
• Head lamp, spare bulbs & batteries
• Small padlock to lock trek bag
• Plastic bags
• Daypack (35-40 litres/2500-3000 cubic inches)
• Camping mattress
• Water bottles
• Small wash towel
• Footwear (see footwear section below for details)
• Waterproof shell trousers/pants (preferably breathable fabric)
• Toiletries
• Basic first aid kit

DETAILS PACKING LIST (DOWNLOAD PDF)

ON THE TRAIL DAYPACK

● Extra layers, gloves, wind breaker and poncho
● Sunscreen
● Lip Balm with Sunscreen
● Broad brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection)
● Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference)
● Water Bottles or Camel Back 
● Sunglasses 
● Headlamp with extra batteries
● Favorite Snacks 
● Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
● Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
● Umbrella (works great in a light rain or to protect from the sun)
● Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
● Toilet Paper
● Trekking Poles (optional)
● Thermos (optional for hot beverages)

CLOTHING: BASE, MIDDLE AND OUTER LAYERS

● Moisture wicking long sleeve tee-shirts (2)
● Moisture wicking tee-shirts (1)
● Long underwear pants (2)
● Underwear (5 to 7)
● Heavy Fleece or Down Jacket
● Long sleeve shirts (2)
● Sweatshirt (optional)
● Fleece Pants
● Trekking Pants (2)
● Shorts (optional)
● Gortex or Waterproof Jacket with hood
● Rain Poncho that covers your day pack
● Waterproof Pants 
● Wide brimmed hat 
● Wool hat (Should cover ears)or Balaclava 
● Lightwight Gloves
● Insulated Wool or Down Mittens
● Gaiters (optional)

FOOTWEAR: SHOES AND SOCKS

● Hiking boots with ankle support
● Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes  
● Plastic bag to carry spare shoes
● Hiking socks (10)
● Sock Liners (optional)

SLEEPING BAG

● Sleeping bag rated to  -15° C/ 0° f
● Sleeping bag liner (optional)
● Sleeping bag stuff sack
DUFFEL BAGS AND DAY PACKS
● Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear (we provide this for the trek)
● Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail
● Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and day pack
● Waterproof cover for daypack
● Drybags in several sizes
● Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes

FIRST AID KIT AND TOILETRIES

Our team brings along a basic first aid kit but we recommend you also carry the following; 

● Advil or Ibuprofen 
● Diamox (for altitude sickness)
● Personal Prescriptions
● Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)
● Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea)
● Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)
● Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant…)
● Wet wipes
● Panty Liners and Tampons
● Face lotion
● Hair brush
● Hair ties
● Hand warmers
● Ear plugs for sleeping
PAPERWORK AND MONEY ON THE TRAIL
● Minimum 06 months Valid Passport (needed at entry gate for registration)
● Spending Money for personal use 
● 3 Passport Size Photo (Needed for trekking permit)
OTHER ITEMS
● Portable Solar Charger
● Journal, pen and paper

Equipment Buy in Kathmandu


If you have not brought any of these equipment then you can also buy this in Kathmandu as well. If you need help our guides will help you to buy the trekking gears in Kathmandu. You can find the wide range of varieties while buying the trekking gears in Kathmandu. The qualities of the trekking gears are similar to that you get in your countries. You can also find medium quality gears at cheaper rates as well. You can find all types of trekking gears in Thamel which is the main street for backpackers and trekkers in Nepal. 

Equipment Hire in Kathmandu.

You can also hire the equipments and trekking gears in Kathmandu as well. But we recommend you to bring your own equipments as far as possible. You will have a better experience in your own equipment's’ rather that hiring the used equipments’. However, hiring trekking gears can be a great idea for backpackers and budgeted trekkers since hiring trekking gears can be a lot cheaper than buying.  Have a look to the cost of hiking and trekking gears in Kathmandu. 


Staying Healthy 

Staying healthy and fit is very important when you are trekking to one of the most strenuous trekking destinations. You need to be very careful about your health and health related problems. Here are the following tips you can use to stay healthy during  Trek.

  • Eat proper and healthy diets.
  • Avoid eating meat and meat products more often.
  • Drink a lot of water.
  • Don’t drink water direct from the resources or without purifying.
  • Starting exercising a month prior to the trek.
  • Take your regular medicines with you. 
Take Care of your Feet.

Taking care of your feet is a must when you are going on a trek. Not taking proper care of your feet can ruin your trek. To take care proper care of your feet the following tips might be helpful.

  • Buy good quality comfortable shoes.
  • Clip Your Toenails
  • Apply Powders/Creams/Tapes
  • Wear the Right Socks
  • Wash your feet regularly.
  • Soak your feet for at least 10- 20 minutes at the end of the day.

Getting a Good Night Rest

As it is said ‘Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy and wise’, getting a proper goodnight sleep is very important for everyone. During the trek since your body gets tired after walking all day long a proper sleep is a must. You need to sleep for at least 7-8 hours. A good night sleep helps your body to take rest and recollect the energies that you’ve lost during your trek. For a better sleep we recommend you to carry a sleeping bag with you. The sleeping bag will be provided by the company or you can carry your own if you have. Sleeping Bag is necessary especially when you are trekking to Everest Base Camp because since only basic accommodations are available the blankets might not be enough for you. 

Acclimatization & Sickness.


Acclimatization is very important when you are trekking to an altitude of more than 3500m.  Proper acclimatization helps to reduce the chances of Altitude Sickness. The itinerary is designed with proper acclimatization that will help your body to adopt the lower oxygen content in the air. Once you reached an altitude of 5000m the oxygen content in the air is less than 50% than that of the sea level. One of the main causes of altitude sickness is staying too long at high altitude without proper acclimatization. If in case you suffer from altitude sickness, the guides will notice the symptoms and then drop you to the lower altitude immediately. You have to inform to your guide if you notice any discomfort or symptoms of AMS. Major altitude sickness might need emergency helicopter rescue so make sure your travel insurance covers all the risk including helicopter rescue. 

Note: If you suffer from altitude sickness in the mountain and still want to continue the trek then you can directly call to the office or ask you guide to call to office and make arrangements. In such case you may have to stay at the mountains for some extra days so we suggest you to have at least three extra days than your trek schedule. We charge $70 for extra days in the mountains. Since, there are several groups trekking from the company it is possible for you to join another group during peak seasons. However, it might not be possible during off season and you may have to pay extra charge for the porters and guide. 
To know about the symptoms of Altitude sickness the following content might be helpful.

Know about Altitude 

Hiking or trekking to high altitudes can result altitude sickness and sometimes can be severe as well. So, it is better to have proper acclimatization and stay hydrated and have proper balance diets while trekking to higher altitudes. 

Symptoms of High Altitude sickness

The symptoms of altitude sickness depend upon various factors. These are the primary symptoms of Altitude sickness that can be cured immediately with certain precautions
  • lack of appetite, nausea, or vomiting
  • exhaustion or weakness
  • dizziness and insomnia
  • pins and needles
  • shortness of breath upon exertion
  • feeling sleepy
  • general malaise
  • swelling of the hands, feet, and face
If the primary symptoms are left untreated it may result to a serious altitude sickness which may need emergency rescue. The following are the major symptoms of AMS. 
  • fever
  • A constant headache that doesn’t respond to any painkillers.
  • increased vomiting
  • constant dry cough often with pinkish sputum
  • numbness and dizziness
  • gradual loss of consciousness

Travel Insurance and Evacuation in emergency 

Travel insurance is compulsory for all our clients traveling with our company. The Nepalese Insurance company doesn’t have travel insurance for foreign people so we recommend you to bring the legal documents with you while coming to Nepal. Your travel insurance must cover the loss due to theft, injury, delay; inconveniences or any other and the company should not have any liabilities for your personal loss. Make sure your travel insurance also compensate emergencies helicopter evacuation in case of emergencies. 

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

No prior training and experience is required to do Everest Base Camp Trek. But, if you have trekking experience anywhere in the world then it can be an added point to your trek to Everest Base Camp. If you can walk up to 6-7 hours a day in an unfamiliar terrain then you can easily trek to Everest Base Camp. It is better if you start taking energy boosting diets and doing some physical exercise a month before the trek. All you need to have is strong willingness and ability to overcome the challenges.

Do and Do Not

Here are some of the things that you have to keep in mind while trekking to Nepal.

Do’s
  • Walk slowly 
  • Drink purified or boiled water.
  • Eat healthy foods.
  • Get proper Acclimatization.
  • Respect local culture and people.
  •  Bring your regular medicines and first aid kit. 
Don’ts
  • Don’t Get to enthusiastic 
  • Don’t drink water direct from resources.
  • Eat Junk Foods 
  • Neglect the signs of altitude sickness.
  • Disrespect the local culture and traditions. 

Solo Travelers.

The numbers of Solo travelers are increasing rapidly in recent few years in Nepal. Nepal, being a beautiful and peace loving country is also one of the safest countries for solo travelers. However, the cost for solo traveler might be expensive since single supplement is very difficult to find and are expensive as well in the mountain regions. 

Is Solo Travelers Safe in Nepal?

Nepal is one of the safest countries to travel in the world. We see numbers of solo travelers around the streets of the city and trekking areas. Tourism related crimes in Nepal are very less and we Nepalese treat our guests as gods. Even though, it is safe but still you need to be careful while walking to the cities alone during the mid night and we recommend you to hire a guide while trekking. 

Is Female Solo Travelers safe in Nepal? 

Nepal is generally considered safe for women travelers. Nepal might have a conservative society but the people are open to every kind of cultures which helps to stay true. There haven't been many serious crimes against tourists since few years. Yet, travelers are requested to have considerable care while travelling.

Can you trek in Nepal without a guide?

Nepal requires the use of guides and porters such as in some of the regions such as Inner Dolpo, Kanchenjunga and Upper Mustang due to the areas being restricted. However, places such as the Annapurna Conservation Area and Everest Base Camp do not require guides. But we highly recommend to at least having a guide with you. Since, hiring a guide is very cheap in Nepal and it is not safe to travel alone in the mountain region you need to hire a guide for your personal safety. 

Required Permits for Trekking 

The permit required for  Trek like Sagarmatha National Park Permit, and TIMS card will be managed by the company itself. For this you will need to submit your passport sized photo (2 copies) and a photocopy of your passport in the office.

Communication during Everest Base Camp Trek.

For some trekking can be a short break from social medias and internet whereas for some internet and communication is a means to stay connected with near and dear ones during trekking. While travelling in the remotest areas you may not have facilities of telephone and internet. However, in recent days the Internet and Communication facilities during your trek to Nepal is improving rapidly. The region now has 3G and 4G coverage as well.

Satellite phone 

If you want to have the best networks throughout your trek to AnnapurnaBase Camp you can use satellite phone throughout the trial. You can rent the sat phones or bring your own. 

Wi-Fi

Most of the tea houses and lodges now provide Wi-Fi service. You can get free Wi-Fi in some of the lodges. But most of the lodges take extra charge for Wi-Fi. They charge you normally $5 for unlimited Wi-Fi coverage. However, the speed of the internet may not be faster like that of the cities. 

Mobile data 

Mobile Data can be the cheaper way to get in touch with your family and friends in the Annapurna  Region. You can buy a local sim card from a private company in Nepal and activate your data. The cost od data pack varies per MB. A telecommunication company in Nepal, NCELL has launched 3G connectivity since 2010.  So you can have a better internet experience in the Annapurna Region through mobile data as well. 


Nepalese Rupee is used all over Nepal.
Can I use Indian Currency in Nepal?
 Some of the shops and hotels also accept Indian currency but the Indian currency of, Rs 200, Rs. 500 and Rs.2000 rupees denominations has been banned in Nepal. 

How can I get currency in Nepal?

Your travel agent or hotel and they can help you exchange your cash into Nepalese rupees as per the exchange rate generated by Nepal Rastra Bank. This is the easiest way to exchange currency in Nepal. However, if you have a traveler's check you need to visit one of the major banks to do so.

What is the exchange rate of Nepalese Currency?

The tentative exchange rate of Nepalese Currency by Nepal Rastrya Bank is shown in the table below. However, the rates keep on fluctuating so it is better to check the rates while exchanging the currencies when you are in Nepal. 

Nepal Travel Tips


Choosing Nepal as your travel destination is one of the best decision that one has to take once in a life. As Nepal offers you so many wonderful travel destinations, fun, adventures and much more once in Nepal is not enough but you have to be well planned and informative about your activities in Nepal before you take off. Nepal is naturally and culturally diverse country and has its distinct identity to the world. Here are some of the travel tips which may help you before you plan your trip for Nepal. 

How to enter Nepal?


You can fly to Nepal from your nearest international airport or you can fly to India and get a direct bus to Kathmandu. Many countries now have a direct flight to Kathmandu. During peak tourist season the tickets gets expensive in this case you can book your ticket early or another cheap option is to fly to India and get a bus or flight.

Get a visa or be prepared for queues at the Airport


Nepalese visa can be obtain at Tribhuvan International Airport on arrival but don’t expect it that easy in peak tourist seasons. You will have to queue for a long time and complete certain procedures, pay fee and then you will get your visa. It is better if you get your visa from an embassy before coming to Nepal. And you might have to wait to collect your baggage for an hour minimum depending the time of your arrival.

Kathmandu’s Pollution “Sorry to share “

Kathmandu being a capital of Nepal is also one of the most populated cities in the world. Nepal is a beautiful country but you may find the capital city a bit different than the rest of Nepal. It’s not that Kathmandu is the worst city but also not as better as the areas you will visit. Because it is the capital of Nepal and major hub for the people all over Nepal you can see the chaos of people in the market areas and because a lot of construction works are going on you may find the city polluted. So, we advise you to wear a mask while roaming around the city.   

UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

 Once you visit in Nepal don’t forget to visit the UNESCO world heritage sites and do make your itinerary accordingly. The heritages sites are full of history, fine arts, cultures and crafts and you won’t regret visiting it.  There are numbers of world heritage sites in Nepal rich in art and cultures which are very important to be taken care of not only for Nepal but for the whole world. The major sites inside Kathmandu valley are Pashupatinath Temple, Soyambhunath Stupa (monkey temple), Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Changunarayan Temple and many more. Visiting the UNESCO world heritage site is a must if you are visiting Nepal. 

Don’t Drink Tap Water 

Nepalese are used to drinking water directly from the tap or any sources of water so they don’t get affected. But it is better if you avoid drinking water directly from the tap or any except boiled and bottled mineral water because you are not used to it and it may affect your health. After all ‘Prevention is better than Cure’. 

Foods in Nepal 

Along with so many adventures and exciting travel destinations, Nepal also offers you with so many varieties of delicious cuisines. Do try varieties of foods while travelling to Nepal and give your taste buds a different and a unique taste. You will also find numbers of restaurants serving international cuisines and have the pleasure of trying world famous dishes in Nepal. 

Electricity and Internet in Nepal 

The electricity problem has been improving in context of few years ago but still there might be load shedding. The hotels have inverter and generators so there might not be problem in city areas. To stay connected via internet you can buy the local Sim- card. The internet facilities have been improving in Nepal you can get wifi in almost all of the hotels and cafes but the speed might not be as per your expectations but works satisfactory. 

Safer to travel with an agency in Nepal 

It is not that riskier to travel alone as we see numbers of solo travelers along the streets but if you travel with an agency it is much more comfortable and safer for you. You will not need to worry about documentations, accommodations, transportation and many more. There is also very less chance of getting lost or theft. After all ‘Prevention is better than cure’.  

Contribute to the Locals.

As Nepal is a developing country the per capita income of the people here is very lower than other many countries. If you are travelling to the remote areas then we suggest you to stay in home stays. As it is the source of income for most of the people and your small contribution will help to boost up the local economy. 

Responsible Travel:

“Leave only foot-prints, take only photographs” is our principle. We are striving in promoting sustainable tourism. Therefore, our clients are requested to follow minimum impact code while in the trip so that both host (local nature, culture and people) and the travelers benefit for the indefinite years ahead. Our clients are highly encouraged to preserve and conserve nature and natural beauty, respect local people and culture, privacy, stop pollution, protect wildlife and conserve forest. The guests will keep their eyes, ears and mind open, not only to learn from their hosts, but also encourage right behavior. Hence, be a good example for others; spread the word about sustainable tourism.

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