Annapurna Base Camp Trekking 12 Days

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Trip Facts

  • Duration 12 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Transportation Private Vehicle, Bus/ Jeep and Domestic Flight
  • Activity Trekking, walking
  • Best Season Feb-May and Sept-Dec
  • Group Size 1- 16 People
  • Trip Start/End Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude 4130m/13810ft


  • Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • A lower altitude trek through the terraced hillside
  • The dense forest of oak and rhododendron flower
  • Ethnic settlements such as Ghorepani and Ghandruk
  • Most delighting viewpoint- Poon Hill (3210 meters) - Mt. Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri
  • Frequently repeating switchback trail
  • Ethnic hospitality of Magar and Gurung people
  • Millet and rice fields along the trail
  • Witnissing Hiunchuli ,Machapuchare (fishtail), and Gangapurna.
  • Experience the typical cultural Gurung Village of Ghandruk with a view of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli.
  • The trail passes through a rich forest of flora, fauna, and ferns.
  • Relaxing in the natural therapeutic hot springs at Jhinu Danda, right beside the river.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek - ABC Trekking Price 2023/2024

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.

NoteIf 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.


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Welcome to Nepal. A representative from the Adventure Club Trek will receive you upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. After going through your customs formalities (visa process), you will be driven to your respective hotel on Adventure Club Trek’s private vehicle. After resting at the hotel suite, you will be called for an orientation session with your trekking guide over a welcome dinner.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsWelcome Dinner
  • Max. Altitude1,350m/4,429ft

After breakfast, we transport you to the domestic airport for your flight to Pokhara, a journey of approximately 30 minutes (that saves around 7 hours compared to a road trip). Arriving in Pokhara, our private vehicle will transport you to Nayapul in about 1.5 hours. The stunning hillside landscapes, accompanied by the Himalayas to the north, unfold dramatically. The trek commences from Nayapul with a stop at the ACAP counter, where we have lunch and rest briefly. Our journey continues along a gentle lower hillside trail that traverses rice fields. Passing through Hile, we eventually reach today's destination: Tikhe Dhunga, a picturesque Gurung town.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude1495m/4905ft:

The fresh countryside environment offers a new mood in the morning. First, we have breakfast and prepare to leave. We cross a suspension bridge and climb to Ulleri through the steep stone staircases. This can be a bit more demanding, but the views energize you. There are hotels and restaurants at Ulleri, but we head ahead to Banthanti, where we stop for lunch, witnessing the miraculous view of Mt. Annapurna. Taking a rest for a while, we kick off the hike through the dense woods of oak and rhododendron, enjoying the scene of waterfalls. It's a fantastic walk that is a hide-and-seek game. A continuous walk takes us to Ghorepani, a town populated by the Magar ethnic people.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude2,850m/9,351ft

After breakfast, We set off to Poon Hill early in the morning, a steep uphill walk for about 40 minutes. Reaching the top, we get a stunning view of the sunrise over the Himalayas, which include Mt. Annapurna, Fishtail, Nilgiri, Himchuli, and Dhaulagiri summits. Then we retrace down to Ghorepani, have breakfast, and pack the stuff. The journey further needs to be clarified with uphill and downhill routes. We move through the meadows and woods to Deurali. Descending to the stream, we follow it till Banthanti, where we stop for lunch. The trail further after the lunch stop includes a steep descends and equally ascends to reach Tadapani.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude2,700m/8,859ft

Today you trek on a stone trail and descend through the forest, walking through the many walls and praying flags around the tracks, passing the Gurung village to the foot of the valley by the river. After crossing the suspension bridges, the trek continues with an easy walk to get to the Chhomrong, with the more congenial view of the many high mountains. Overnight in Chhomrong.

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

We pass through a bamboo forest that is damp and cold. We then walk uphill on a trail that is sometimes steep. It is only after reaching Himalaya Hotel that the forest opens up, and we are out in the sun again with astounding views of the glacial river below. It is a steep climb up through a much drier forest before reaching Hinku Cave. From here, our trail descends to a river before ascending to the Himalayas. From here, we can enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding hills and Mt. Dhaulagiri. We notice that the vegetation has become sparse, allowing magical views of the valley, the river below, and cliffs adorned with waterfalls overnight in the Himalayas.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude2820m/8828ft

Today we are hiking to the ultimate destination of the trek- Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). We embark on the journey right after breakfast at Himalaya. We follow a gradual uphill route enjoying a side attraction of the cascading waterfalls. The landscape goes on to be seen as just incredible; however, the soaring altitude slows down the walk. We reach Machapuchhre Base Camp (MBC), have lunch, and adapt to the thin-air region. Then we begin our trek steadily for a couple of hours to the Annapurna Base Camp, surrounded by the giant Himalayan walls from three sides. Overnight in Annapurna base camp.

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

The Himalayan setting of ABC is breathtaking at 4130 meters. Early in the morning, the scenario at the Annapurna Base Camp looks dramatic. The sunrise view over the Annapurna Himalayan summits offers a pleasant memory of Mt Annapurna, Annapurna South, Tent Peak, and the surroundings. After exploring and taking group pictures, we have breakfast at the hotel. Then we gradually hike downhill via Machapuchhre Base Camp. We hike Deurali and have lunch. After a short rest, we hike further to Bamboo. Although the trek is almost downhill and a long walk, the decreasing altitude makes the trek relatively easy.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude2310m/7575ft

The downhill trekking continues right after having breakfast at Bamboo. The forest of oak and rhododendron are amazing, and we head through the rugged trail passing Sinuwa; we stop for lunch at Chhomrong. Taking a rest for a while, we descend further to the Jhinu Danda (hill). Checking in at the hotel, we move to the natural hot spring center with a short downhill hike. Taking a natural hot spring bath is also regarded as a medication for various skin diseases, which relaxes the tired muscles of your body. Then we went back to the hotel and rested.

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

After spending a great time at Jhinu Danda, along with a refreshing natural hot spring, it's time for us to trek downhill after breakfast. Heading continuously, we reach Riverside, cross it, and hike to Nayapul, where we check out from the ACAP counter. Then, it's a 1.5-hour drive to Pokhara and transfers to the hotel.

Note: Leaving the usual itinerary, the extension of the motor road has made it possible to drive directly from Matkyu, which is nearby Jhinu Danda. It takes about 2 hours to drive to Pokhara.

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

Driving back from Kathmandu is a trip of about 7 hours through the Prithvi Highway. The tourist bus stops in a couple of places for refreshments, breakfast, and lunch. Arriving in Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel.

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

Our Annapurna Base Camp Trekking 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 safariRafting, Bungee jumping, and paragliding. You may contact the Adventure Club Trek for the arrangement.

  • MealsBreakfast

Note: The 12-Day Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary is designed to include a one-way flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. However, you have more time and prefer budget-friendly travel by 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.

Trip Map

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking 12 Days map

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
  • Surface transfer between Pokhara and Kathmandu by tourist bus
  • Domestic flight (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 2 trekkers)
  • Assistant trekking guides walk with the group to support as necessary
  • Staff costs include their, 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
  • Complimentary 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: TuesdayDecember 12, 2023End DateEnd: SaturdayDecember 23, 2023StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1079
Start DateStart: FridayDecember 15, 2023End DateEnd: TuesdayDecember 26, 2023StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1079
Start DateStart: ThursdayDecember 21, 2023End DateEnd: MondayJanuary 01, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1079
Start DateStart: SundayDecember 24, 2023End DateEnd: ThursdayJanuary 04, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1079
Start DateStart: WednesdayDecember 27, 2023End DateEnd: SundayJanuary 07, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1079
Start DateStart: SaturdayDecember 30, 2023End DateEnd: WednesdayJanuary 10, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1079

The Published dates are guaranteed departures. If you need a different date than the scheduled dates, we will happily 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


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.


  • 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)


  • 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


  • 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


  •  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


  •  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)


  • 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


  • 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)


  • 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.


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 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.

  • Imola
    ImolaHungaryDate: November 17, 2018

    Great ABC Trek

    We've spent around 2 weeks in Nepal and the main highlights of our stay were the ABC trek, followed by a few days in Chitwan NP. We had an amazing trek: the tour guides and the porters have been very nice and professional, and the trek was very well organized. Unexpected situations (some of us became sick) have been handled very well, everyone was taken care of and the others could go on without facing any issues.
    I highly recommend Birendra and his team to anyone who is going to Nepal!

  • 751annika
    751annikaUnited StatesDate: June 08, 2018

    Amazing, transformative trek!

    I had an amazing experience trekking through the Himalayas to ABC with Adventure Club Treks and 180 Retreats. Birendra and Sonam immediately felt like family. Both were very knowledgeable about the trail, very trustworthy, and we were there to support us the whole way. We had porters to help carry our stuff with the exception of what we wanted to keep in our day pack. With their seasoned experience with ABC, they found us the best of the best tea houses to stay at with beautiful views and wholesome filling food. Birendra and Sonam really took care of all of us on the trek, checking in with us on how we were feeling our doing, giving us support or encouragement when needed. They always had a smile on their face or laughed, their love for the mountains and people really shines through. I wouldn't trust anyone more with my safety than Adventure Club Treks, I can't recommend them enough. I will be back for Everest Base Camp in a year and possibly more excursions with these guys. Met as strangers, left as friends.

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