Annapurna Base Camp short Trek 11 Days

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Trip Facts

  • Duration 11 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Transportation Private Vehicle, Jeep/ Bus and Domestic Flight
  • Activity Approx. 4-6 hours Trekking and Hiking
  • Best Season Feb to June and Sep to Dec.
  • Group Size Mini 1 to Maxi 16 People
  • Trip Start/End Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude 4130m/13810ft

Highlights

  • Trek to the foothills of the 10th highest peak in the world- Annapurna (8091m)
  • Explore Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Pokhara, a beautiful lake city
  • Stunning landscapes and lush vegetation, flora, and fauna
  • cultural aspects — Gurung and Magar ethnic
  • Trek to key destinations like Tikhe Dhunga, Sinuwa, Jhinu Dhanda, and Ghorepani.
  • Rhododendron, bamboo forests, amazing pasturelands, and terrace farms.
  • View of the entire Mount Annapurna massif from Poon Hill.
  • Two base camps — Annapurna and Machapuchhre
  • Natural hot tub bath at Jhinu, hot spring at Jhinu Danda
  • Alluring sunrise, sunset views over the Annapurna ranges
  • Panoramic views of around 10 peaks above 6000 meters in height

Annapurna Base Camp Trek-11 days Itinerary, Cost 2023/2024


Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek is one of the most exciting journeys to the world's 10th highest mountain base camp. The trek route goes through a diverse landscape that offers stunning views of mountains. The Gurung and Thakali villages and terraced fields, along with a wide variety of flora and faunas, add joy to the journey to the base camp of Mt. Annapurna (8091m). The Annapurna Base Camp lies at a 4130m/13549ft height.

The Annapurna Base Camp Short Trekking route passes as much closer to Mt. Machapuchhre (Fishtail). This trek is equally popular among outdoor adventurers as well as solo travelers. The Annapurna Base Camp Short Journey engages travelers walking along the trail through the diverse terrain for eight days. The Adventure Club Trek has designed this package for travelers with less than two weeks to hike in the Himalayas.

Trek to Annapurna Base Camp is a beautiful journey with a scenic view of some of the world's highest peaks. The trek route leads through the famous ABC Helicopter Tour giving a world-class mountain viewing trek from relatively lower altitudes. The range of mountains, including Annapurna I, is at the center. Yet, another 8,000m giant, Dhaulagiri, located west of Annapurna I. Kaligandaki River, the deepest gorge in the world, lies between these two mountains. Annapurna Base Camp Short Journey includes a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The trails on the southern face of Annapurna Mountain (8,091 meters/ 26,545 feet) pass through the rhododendron woods, keeping the view of mountains and glaciers.

In Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, you will explore flora and fauna, panoramic views of the mountains, and the lifestyle of the locals in perfect harmony with nature. This trek provides an excellent opportunity to experience a fascinating glimpse of the rich culture and typical Nepali lifestyle in the Himalayas. Trekkers encounter interesting Thakali people in this region. These natives are renowned for being good in business ventures. Generally, travelers relish their home cooking and local cuisines.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking tour takes you to the heart of the mountains and provides you with a 360-degree vista of peaks. This trek also includes the scenic view of the Machapuchhre Himal from Phewa Lake and the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain range. The route of Annapurna Base Camp passes through Jhinu Danda, famous for its natural hot spring, where one can benefit by taking a bath in a pool, famous for its medicinal value.

The Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek 11 Days itinerary caters to time-constrained trekkers seeking a relaxed journey to reach the Annapurna base camp. It includes visits to World Heritage Sites and Poon Hill. Alternatively, the Annapurna Circuit Trek 14 days provide a more suitable option for guests with more than two weeks.

How Difficult Is Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek 11 Days?

The Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek Trek is relatively easier than the Everest Base Camp Trek. It is because the Annapurna region has shorter trekking days, reaches maximum elevations of 4,130m/13.550 feet, and stays for a minimum of days at higher elevations. Annapurna Region air is more oxygenated due to the lush green forest at lower altitudes. Annapurna Base Camp Trek begins at 1,070m/3.510 feet, allowing sufficient time to acclimate. The average physical fitness is enough for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek as it is easier than EBC Trek. The trek does not require any technical skills or mountaineering and rock climbing expertise as it is a long walk on the low elevations of the southern flank of the Annapurna Massif. The trek is only tricky for 09 days, with many uphill and downward walks (11 days including arrival and departure, and one day in each of Kathmandu and Pokhara). If you have limited time, you can hike the trek in 07 days by taking the shorter route.

When is the Best time for the Annapurna Base Camp Trip? 

March, April, May in spring, September, October, November in autumn/fall, and February in late Winter are the best months to do the Annapurna Base Camp trek. That said, Annapurna Base Camp Trek is possible throughout the year. Trekking to the Annapurna Base Camp in Winter might not be as popular as during spring, autumn/ fall, but it is just as mesmerizing as other seasons. The temperature in Winter can get below freezing point at night and in the early mornings. Besides the cold temperature, there are no real challenges in trekking to Annapurna Base Camp in Winter.

What is Food like on Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

 
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided during the trek, and breakfast will only be provided in Kathmandu and Pokhara. We host welcome and farewell dinners for our guests. During the trek, we have breakfast and dinner at tea houses or lodges where we spend nights while there will be lunch at tea houses on the way. You have the option to choose from Nepali, continental, Tibetan, and Indian cuisines. As we care for our guests, we ensure you get healthy food. We prioritize locally produced organic food and also provide you with seasonable fruits. During the climbing session, hygienic, freshly-cooked food will be provided.

Note: If you are a vegetarian, let us know in advance so that we can make proper arrangements for food as per your wish during the trek 

What are Accommodations like on ABC 11 Days Trek?

You will be accommodated in 3-start standard hotels to Kathmandu, Pokhara, and teahouses during the trek. All accommodations are on a twin-shared basis.  A single supplement is available on request at an additional cost. We will have rooms with attached washrooms in the lower parts of the trek, but this is impossible in a few remote locations. Also, understand that single rooms are not easily available in higher elevations like in Kathmandu and the lower elevation regions.

What is Drinking Water like on Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Adventure Club provides all the meals on the trek but needs to provide water. The best option is to treat the local water with chlorine/iodine tablets or a steripen. The tea houses will give you good quality free water and, you can also get along the trail but, you will need to treat it. If you are using the tablets, make sure they dissolve completely (about 30 mins). On most treks, you can buy mineral water along the trail. A liter of mineral water at lower-elevation tea houses costs around USD 1 but at higher elevations can cost up to $4, so the cost can add up.

Electricity, WIFI, And Battery Recharge in Annapurna Region

During the Annapurna base camp trek, electricity is available at all the teahouses where you will spend the night. You can recharge your phones, laptop, or iPads from micro-hydropower and solar panels by paying a nominal charge. Regarding Wi-Fi, there are no free hotspots along the trekking trail, so we do not encourage carrying your laptop. Some teahouses offer paid Wi-Fi services hourly but don't expect high-speed connectivity on the remote trails.

Itinerary

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Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), you will be welcomed by a representative from Adventure Club Trek. After sorting out your customs formalities (visa process), you will be transferred to your respective Hotel in Adventure Club Trek’s private vehicle. After resting at your Hotel, you will attend an orientation about your trek led by the trekking leader over a welcome dinner.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsWelcome Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude1,300m/4,264ft

We take an early morning flight to Pokhara, also called the city of a beautiful lake. The flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara offers excellent views of the Himalayas, especially from the airplane's right side. After landing at the Pokhara airport, we will drive to Kimche through Nayapul and Syauli Bazaar. The actual trekking starts from Kimche and ends at Ghandruk. On the trail, you will see incredible mountain terrain, terraced farms, humongous mountains, and subtropical forests. Ghandruk village contains numerous Buddhist monasteries and is rich in traditional customs and lifestyles. We will take our chance to explore Gurung Museum. From Ghandruk, we can see the spectacular views of Fishtail, Annapurna South, and the Hiunchuli mountains. Overnight at Ghandruk 

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude1,940m/6,365ft

After breakfast, we begin our journey to Chhomrong. The hiking warms up with an ascent for about an hour till we reach Kimrung Danda. The trail from Ghandruk to Kimrung Danda offers fantastic views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail Mountain (Machapuchhre), and Gangapurna. From Kimrung Danda, we descend to the Kimrong Khola, a river, and make another steep ascent from Chere Danda. We may rest on the way before preparing to descend a little and gently walk to Chhomrong. Chhomrong is a beautiful village situated on the lap of Annapurna's massive. Overnight at Chhomrong.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude2,170m/7,120ft

After having breakfast in the morning, we start our trek, descending with stone steps and crossing a bridge above Chhomrong Khola. Further, we climb uphill to Sinuwa. Here, we will enjoy hiking through a beautiful forest to Kuldihar, where we will continue an easy downhill walk to Bamboo. Overnight at Bamboo.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude2,310m/7,579ft

The trail passes through a cold and damp bamboo forest. We hit the trail ascending steadily with a few steep sections. As we reach Himalaya Hotel, the forest opens up, and we are exposed to the sun again. Here, we can enjoy the marvelous views of the glacial river below. We move forward and climb steeply through a dry forest until we reach Hinku Cave. The trail takes us closer to the river as we descend.
Further, we make an ascent to Deurali. The Deurali section offers fantastic scenery, say, the best panorama of the day. The sparser vegetation, magnificent views of the valley, the river below, and the cliffs above with ribbons of waterfalls. Overnight at Daurali.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude3,230m/10,598ft

On this day, we embarked on the journey to Annapurna Base Camp via Machapuchhre. The trek starts with a gradual ascent through a river bed and then over a steep trail over the mountainside. It takes a little more effort and energy to hike from Bagar to Machapuchhre Base Camp. The base camp offers rewards with fantastic views of the Machapuchhre along with Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli, and Gangapurna. Further, we cross the tree line as we enter Annapurna Sanctuary on our way to Annapurna Base Camp. The views of the south face of Annapurna appear towering above us. The sanctuary offers a dynamic view without anything hindering the 360-degree panorama. When we reach Annapurna Base Camp, you will be mesmerized by the breathtaking view of Machapuchhre, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, and Homunculi, among other peaks. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude4,130m/13,551ft

After breakfast,  we will return from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo, following the same trail we hiked along. Most of the time, we will be descending on today’s trek. The beautiful landscapes continue to be stunning by offering delightful panoramas until we reach Bamboo.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude2,310m/7,579ft

Today, we ascend from Bamboo to Kuldighar and descend to Chhomrong Khola. Then we climb stone steps to Chhomrong and descend to Jhinu Danda, the place which is famous for natural hot springs. We go on a descending trail for about 15 to 20 minutes from Jhinu Danda to take a hot bath. The hot spring bath relieves all kinds of muscular strains and aches. Overnight at Jhinu Danda.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude1,760m/5,775ft

From Jhinu Danda, we trek through a fantastic hill landscape to Naya Pul. On the way, we take lunch before Annapurna Base Camp Trek ends at Naya Pul. We go on a drive from Nayapul to Pokhara. As the government has been developing a road network in the Annapurna region, it could be possible to drive from Jhinu Danda to Pokhara shortly.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast, and Lunch.
  • Max. Altitude827m/2,713ft

Today, you will take an afternoon flight, allowing you some time to do last minutes shopping or relax in Pokhara as you take an afternoon flight to Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, you will be escorted to the hotel. You will have leisure time for shopping or exploring any landmarks that have been missed during your first day in Kathmandu. The Adventure Club Trek will host a farewell dinner to celebrate the successful completion of our journey in the evening. 

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast and farewell Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude1,350m/4,429ft

Our  Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek ends here. A representative from the Adventure Club Trek will accompany you and see you off at Tribhuvan International Airport a few hours before the scheduled flight to your home.

Note: If you still have a few days after the trekking schedule, you might be interested to experience other adventurous activities like jungle safari, Rafting, Bungee jumping, and paragliding. You may contact the Adventure Club Trek for the arrangement.

  • MealsBreakfast.

Please Note: The 11-Day Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary is designed to include both-way flights between Kathmandu. However, you have more time and prefer budget-friendly travel by Comfortable tourist buses. In that case, we can Customize the Itinerary with a land transportation option. The trek includes 2 nights of hotel stays in Kathmandu and Pokhara. However, if you arrange the hotel accommodations independently and use land transportation both ways, the trek cost can be decreased. Please Contact Us, and we will gladly tailor the Itinerary accordingly.

Cost Details

Price Includes

  • Arrival and Departure transfer by private tourist vehicle.
  • Standard twin-sharing hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, Pokhara, with breakfast as per the Itinerary. 
  • The best available twin-sharing guesthouse accommodation during the trek
  • Private, round-trip land transportation between Pokhara and Nayapul
  • Round Trip domestic flight (Kathmandu- Pokhara -Kathmandu)
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Government-licensed, English-speaking guide trained in wilderness first aid
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for two trekkers)
  • Staff costs include Food, salary, accommodation, transportation, and medicine.
  • Insurance covers all staff, including porters, as per state law.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion).
  • Annapurna Conservation Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Duffle bag for the trekking (to be returned after trip completion).
  • Adventure Club Trek T-shirt and trekking map
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Travel and rescue arrangement
  • All Government and Local taxes

Price Excludes

  • Nepal visa (USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days, and US$125 for 90 days)
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • International air fares/flights (fares and flights can be arranged upon request)
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks)
  • Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for guide, porters, and drivers (tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)

Date & Prices

     
Start DateStart: ThursdayJune 27, 2024End DateEnd: SundayJuly 07, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1050
Start DateStart: SundayJune 30, 2024End DateEnd: WednesdayJuly 10, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1050

The Published dates are guaranteed departures. If the scheduled dates are not suitable for you, we will be happy to create our trips to suit your needs. Let us know what kind of trip you are looking for, and our travel experts will help customize your dream destination.

Useful Info

Note:

Your safety is of the utmost concern while traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary. However, we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline, and there can be illness or injury. To avoid dangerous situations, we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That being said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding. 

Acclimatization And High Altitude Sickness: 

The acclimatization planned during the trip helps trekkers adapt to the environment with less oxygen. Our body needs time to adjust to the higher altitudes. Rushing to the higher elevation without acclimatization may result in acute mountain sickness (AMS), which could be fatal. The trekkers may suffer from AMS above 2,400m/7,875ft as the amount of oxygen becomes less and less with the increase in elevation.

We can categorize AMS into three categories with its symptoms. The trekker suffering from regular AMS feels giddy, gets headaches, Nausea, and is out of breath, and is suggested not to worry as it disappears after the body gets used to less oxygen. Likewise, trekkers suffering from mild AMS show symptoms of dizziness, muscular pain, insomnia, headache, vomiting, loss of appetite, rapid heartbeat, and shortness of breath. Mild AMS can be treated with anti-headache medicines. A person suffering from severe AMS shows heightened symptoms, including shortness of breath, even while taking rest. The trekker with severe symptoms can barely walk, and fluids may start building up in the lungs. The trekker with severe AMS must be taken to a lower altitude immediately.

Advanced Cases Of AMS:

If AMS is not treated in time, it can be life-threatening and lead to edema, a condition in which fluid is accumulated in the tissues of the body. Following are the two serious altitude sicknesses caused at high altitudes.

High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE):

In HACE, the brain gets swollen, which can lead to coma and even death. Its symptoms are paralysis on one side of the body, bladder dysfunction, fatigue, bowel dysfunction, loss of coordination, and confusion. Descend to a lower altitude as soon as possible to prevent the worsening of the condition.

High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE):

Fluid is accumulated in the lungs, which also increases the capillary pressure. Its symptoms include severe shortness of breath at rest, dry cough that later produces pink frothy sputum, and fatigue. Important Note: Severe cases of AMS are rare. All our guides at the Adventure Club Trek are aware of the symptoms of AMS and can handle it with care. We prioritize acclimatization, talk about the use of Diamox beforehand, and counsel all our trekkers on the risk and preventive factors before and during the trip. Your safety is our main concern.

First-Aid Kit:

Our guides and porters are equipped with a basic first-aid kit during regular treks. For expeditions that take on isolated and off-the-beaten trekking paths, a comprehensive first-aid kit is compulsory; the same goes for climbing expeditions as well.

  •  A bandage in case of sprains.
  • Plasters/ Band-aids and antiseptic ointments for simple cuts
  • Iodine or water filter (optional) instead of buying bottled mineral water
  •  Moleskin/Second skin in case of blisters.
  •  Aspirin/Paracetamol -painkiller.
  • Oral rehydration salts-Nava Jeevan or Jeevan Jal (orange-flavored ORS)
  •  The broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxacin).
  • Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic).
  •  Diarrheal stopper (Imodium - optional).
  • Diamox 250/500mg (for altitude sickness).
  • Gel hand cleaner/sanitizer.

Note: We can add medical supplies per the special needs of the trekkers to the first-aid kit given above.

Equipment And Packing List: 

We recommend that you bring the items to the list below. Suppose your trek is longer or shorter than that. In that case, appropriate adjustments can be made to reflect the specific requirements, season, and length of the trip. Adventure Club Trek will provide the items marked with an asterisk (*) at no additional cost. You are welcome to use your articles if you already have them and prefer your own. Many trekking items can be bought cheaply in the Thamel neighborhood of Kathmandu; quality will vary, with the items imported from China often being of higher quality. There are also several high-end shops in Kathmandu which carry well-known brands. Since our porters will carry your pack, please remember the weight limitation is 15kg (33 lbs since there is nothing there but some prayer flags. Also, please note that you still need to send me a list of gear.

* The Adventure Club Trek will lend each trekker a set of down Jackets, sleeping bags,s and duffle bags.

* Our leading guide, trained in wilderness first aid, will carry a comprehensive medical kit.

Important Documents And Items: 

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport-size photos, airline tickets.
  • Dollars, pounds, or Euros in cash for purchasing a Nepali visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and buying your drinks and gifts.
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.

HEAD

  • Bandana or headscarf is also helpful in dusty conditions.
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)

UPPER BODY

  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Light and expedition-weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and jacket *
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable

LOWER BODY

  • non-cotton underwear briefs
  • 1 pair of Hiking shorts
  • 1 pair of hiking trousers
  • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric

FEET

  •  2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water-resistant, ankle support, "broken-in")
  • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and sandals
  •  Cotton socks (optional)
  • Gaiters (winter only), optional, "low" ankle high version

HANDS

  •  Pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.
  • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
  • 1 pair of mittens consisting of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)
  •  

TOILETRIES 

  • 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  •  Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  •  Deodorants
  •  Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  •  Female hygiene products
  •  Small mirror
  • Personal Hygiene
  •  Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  •  Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial handwash

SLEEPING 

  • 1 sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 14 degrees F)*
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
  •  Rucksack and Travel Bags
  •  medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
  •  large duffel bag *
  •  A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables should have good shoulder padding
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)

Medical

  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  •  Cough and cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylpolyamine
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills, as they are respiratory depressants.
  •  Water purification tablets or the water filter
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
  • Extras/Luxuries
  •  Reading book
  • Trail map/guidebook
  • Journal and pen
  •  Binoculars (optional)
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  •  Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)

Visa And Entry Procedure: 

Everyone needs a visa to enter Nepal except Indian nationals. Citizens of the SAARC nations like Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Bhutan do not require a visa for 30 days. Fortunately, getting a Nepal visa is an easy process. Tourist visas are issued on arrival at the international airport and official overland entry points. However, travelers from Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Liberia have yet to be issued a visa on arrival. After you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will find electronic kiosks that will assist your visa processing. After taking the completed form and paying the visa fee, you need to stay in the long immigration queue for your visa on arrival.

Visitors can now apply for an online visa within 15 days of their arrival date in Nepal. For this, you will need your Nepal hotel address and a digital passport-sized photo that needs to be uploaded to the online application. After submitting the form online, you need to print out the confirmation page, which has to be furnished at the immigration section in Kathmandu airport, along with your passport and the required visa fee. 

Tourists can also apply for a Nepali visa at the local Nepali Embassy or Consulate in their respective countries. Or, they can even mail their visa application to the visa office near their location, but well ahead to allow sufficient processing time. Nepal visa information for all categories of travelers and their correspondence cost can be convenient for more information and contact details of the Nepali Embassies and Consulate around the world.

Whichever way you enter Nepal, you will be given a 15/30/90-day visa as per your requirement. The general Nepal tourist visa fee on arrival for multiple entries is:

15 days – US$30, 30 days – US$50, and 90days – US$125

Tourist visas can be extended for a maximum of 150 days in a year, and these extensions are granted only at the Department of Immigration offices in Pokhara and Kathmandu. For more information on Nepal visas, visit our visa information page.

Our Trekking Guides/Leaders: 

Here at Adventure Club, our staff is like family. We only use locals to support their communities, and we train our staff rigorously to be the best they can be – for you! 

  •  Full first-aid training
  • Guide Training (trekking)
  • English and other common languages (as requested) 
  • Village and Land Conservation 
  • Mountaineering (for specialty expeditions or climbing treks)

All our guides are carefully trained for leadership, as good leadership is vital for your trek to be enjoyable, safe, and successful. Most of our guides grew up in Sherpa country or other mountainous parts of Nepal. Their pride in their region shows itself in how they lead treks and interface with you. 

Porters Care:

On any team, courtesy and respect are fundamental for an enjoyable and worthwhile experience. Our porters are an essential, integral part of each trekking team, and as such, they are well-treated and well-paid. After your trek, you will find that they have fully earned your gratitude and respect. We expect all trekkers to keep the weight of their baggage under 15kgs/33lbs. Adventure Club Trek maintains a total commitment to the rights of our porters, providing them with appropriate clothing, gear, and lodging. In case of severe accident or sickness, they receive the same care as anyone else employed on the trekking team, even including evacuation by helicopter at our expense if appropriate. We fully support the IPPG (International Porter Protection Group), which strives to maintain and improve our porter's working conditions.

Travel Insurance: 

To be adequately protected in terms of insurance, you will need specialist travel insurance for participation in hazardous activities. A travel insurance policy that covers helicopter evacuation, trip cancellation, injury, death, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment, and expenses is strongly recommended. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal, such as trekking and climbing. Suppose you are injured and unable to travel. In that case, you can only ask for a rescue helicopter from a remote area if you have definite proof that you can pay for it. Adventure Club Trek has an agreement in Kathmandu that guarantees payment for helicopter evacuations. They pay a cash deposit to the helicopter operator and collect the money from you once you have been rescued. Be sure your policy specifically covers mountaineering or alpinism, or you may need help to settle a claim.

Communication: 

On the Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal, the internet service will be available at lodges with some extra service charge. You can contact your family and friends from the guesthouses. However, as we reach higher altitudes, communication will be through the phone for safety purposes. We communicate with all our valuable clients through the team leader at least once a day to ensure you are fine and enjoying the trip. The Adventure Club Trek office in Kathmandu will constantly contact you for the help you may need during the trek. Depending on the network you use, there could be a poor signal to the network before the high altitude. Upon your request, we can provide you with a separate local sim card to better the network. Many places have WIFI service available at an extra cost.

Group Size And Team Composition: 

We always form a small group of like-minded people to give them a wonderful and perceptive travel experience. It provides opportunities to interact and share in a fun-filled environment when out in the wilderness. Generally, our travel group comprises a maximum of 14 members. We need at least two participants to run our fixed departure dates. For private trips, the number of group members does not apply. We always strive to form a team, ensuring that the members are comfortable with one another.

Tipping: 

Tipping is optional in Nepal, as most services include a service charge. However, if you want to express your gratitude, you are free to tip drivers and hotel staff. People usually welcome such generosity. When listing your porters or trekking leaders, use your discretion as per the quality of the services. Tip money does not form a part of our employees' wages. However, you can use tipping to show appreciation for excellent service at the end of the trip.

  • Angie R
    Angie RUnited StatesDate: July 19, 2023

    Amazing trip to Nepal by Adventure Club Trek

    Mr. Birendra combined Katmandu,white-water rafting, jungle safari, Bandipore village, and lake city Pokhara perfectly and professionally for us. Had an amazing time, I gave it an A+

  • Zoltan
    ZoltanHungaryDate: December 10, 2018

    Great guides, excellet trip

    I trekked with them to Annapurna Sanctuary - a well-organized tour, with helpful guides who made our trip a great experience by explaining a lot about local culture and our environment. Would definitely recommend them!

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