Annapurna Base Camp Trek-12 Days take you to the dramatic setting of the Annapurna region, surrounded by the giant Himalayan walls at 4130 meters altitude. The itinerary of 12 days fits your compacted schedule of exploring the dynamic vistas of the Annapurna Himalayas and the surrounding sceneries, including Ghorepani village and Poon Hill (3210 meters). To customize the itinerary, you fly to Pokhara right the following day of your arrival and begin the trek. Although you have an average walk of 6-7 hours through the rhododendron forest and enticing ethnic villages, if you have moderate physical fitness, this is the right trekking for you. Besides the natural aura, the cultural blend of the ethnic communities like that of Gurung and Magar people is brilliant, with an experience of astounding hospitality on ABC Short Trekking.
Except for the monsoon, the rests of the seasons of the year are suitable for the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking. Due to its moderate adventure form, it is suitable for trekking groups with kids and senior citizens. The astonishing views of Mt. Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, Himchuli, and the surrounding peaks can be explored on the trek, which energizes the trekkers. You need an entry permit to the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), home to evergreen forests, the Himalayas, waterfalls, and gorges.
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Tour 12 Days is the best option for trekkers with a short period who still want to explore the most exciting trekking in Nepal. It is also known as the Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking in the northwest region of Nepal, covered by the Annapurna Conservation Area Project. The trek takes you directly on the journey, avoiding the long itinerary. The trek passes through the beautiful landscape and ethnic groups—settlements of the Annapurna region. The magnificent setting of the ABC (4130 meters) is just incredible.
A short and rewarding flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara navigates the route to Nayapul, where the foothill excursion embarks. With some alternative trails, like following the trail to Ghandruk and deducting the walking days, our ABC Treks follows the route via Ghorepani Poon Hill, which most of the trekkers would prefer. You head through the impressive villages like Hile, Tikhedhunga, Ulleri, and Ghorepani, which are impressive and populated by ethnic people.
Exploration of the Annapurna massifs from Poon Hill (3210 meters), you get a remarkable experience with the dazzling Annapurna summits after sunrise. For this reason, people who would prefer a few day's treks enjoy Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking. The trek with a switchback route goes through the evergreen forest of rhododendron and oak trees, including some of the rocky chain and landslide areas. Following the Modi Khola River, the trek escorts you gradually to the dramatic setting of ABC via Chhomrong, Bamboo, Deurali, and Machapuchhre Base Camp.
The early morning exploration of the Annapurna Base Camp Journey with strolling around is a divine experience. The snowy Himalayan peaks of the Annapurna range can be seen blazing after sunrise. The dramatic peaks will surround you as in the amphitheater. While returning downhill, you follow the same route to Chhomrong and divert towards Jhinu Danda, where you enjoy natural healing through the natural hot spring.
With the Short Itinerary of Annapurna Base Camp, you will experience the charisma of the Annapurna region. The mesmerizing hospitality of the local people allows you to recall the journey in the future. Adventure Club Trek professionally operates the trek with experienced field staff to customize the itinerary based on your schedule. We also offer Annapurna Base Camp Trek- 14 Days for those trekkers who are pretty flexible about the schedule. Our Annapurna Base Camp Trek-12 Days have been designed in a short time frame. However, you are looking for a steady walking itinerary. In that case, we have Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking for 15 Days. Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour is another form of marvelous trip you can enjoy in a single day if you are limited with time.
When is the Best time for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?
March, April, May in spring, September, October, and 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 or autumn/ fall. However, 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.
How difficult is Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Trek?
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a relatively easy trek. Unlike other high-altitude treks like Manaslu or Everest, this one doesn't need any particular physical fitness level. Of course, being fit makes it easier! But, you don't mandatorily need any previous trekking experience. Anyone with a stable health condition and determination can be a part of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek-14 Days with Adventure Club Trek.
Meals on Annapurna Base Camp Trek
All meals — 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
Accommodations on Annapurna Base Camp Trek
You will be accommodated in a three-star standard hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and the best available teahouses during the trek. All accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. A single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional. Since you will be trekking in remote regions, the services in the teahouses/guesthouse will be basic. We will try our best to arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, teahouses in some places do not have attached bathrooms.
Drinking Water on Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Adventure Club provides all the meals on the trek but doesn't 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 expect high-speed connectivity on something other than the remote trails.