Annapurna Base Camp Yoga Trek 15 Days

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Trip Facts

  • Duration 15 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Transportation Private Vehicles, Domestic flight, and Tourist Bus
  • Activity Guided City Tour, Yoga, Meditation, and Trekking
  • Best Season Feb-May and Sept- Dec
  • Group Size Mini 2, Max 16 People
  • Trip Start/End Kathmandu

Highlights

  • Daily Yoga and Meditation session with an accomplished Yoga Guru with the backdrop of the highest mountains in the world
  • Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp (4,210m) and waking up to the sunrise over the Annapurna Massif. Yoga and meditation at the Annapurna Base Camp.
  • Full day sightseeing tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu Valley including, Durbar Squares
  • Practice Yoga and Meditation at Poon Hill as the Sun rises over dozens of mountains in the Himalayan range including, the world’s tenth highest Mt. Annapurna I, and the world’s 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri I (8,167m)
  • Bask in the magnificence of mountains like Machapuchhre (6,993 m), Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Annapurna I, Annapurna III (7,555 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), Gangapurna (7,455 m), and Gandharva Chuli(6248m).
  • Trek the Rhododendron Forest trail full of red, pink, and white flowers while in bloom.
  • Trek through the world’s largest rhododendron forest on the way to Ghorepani

Annapurna Base Camp Yoga Trek Overview

Annapurna Base Camp Yoga Trek is a spiritual experience in the Himalayas. It is the customized version of the trek to the base camp of the world's 10th highest Mt. Annapurna I. Yoga has been integrated to ensure relaxed hiking on the foothill of Annapurna. Yoga helps to prepare the body system to tackle the challenges owing to the altitude. The route of Annapurna Base Camp Yoga Trekking goes through a diverse landscape that offers stunning views of mountains. This trek also lets one experience cultural diversity. The exploration of the ethnic Gurung, Magar, and Thakali settlements, customs, and lifestyles are other aspects of the Annapurna Base Camp Yoga Trip.

On Annapurna Base Camp Yoga Treks, you will be stunned to realize the dreamworld — the panoramic Himalayas and blue skies in the backdrop of terraced fields, settlements, and forests. The Annapurna Base Camp Yoga route passes as much closer to Mt. Machhapuchchhre (Fishtail). The Adventure Club Trek has designed this package for travelers who have 15 days for a relaxed trek to the base of Annapurna. Others who have less than two weeks may choose Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek-11 Days.

Annapurna Base Camp (4130m/13549ft) is renowned as one of the best regions for the trek in the world. We have included yoga in this popular trek. The highlight of this trek is setting foot at Annapurna Base Camp and practicing yoga there. Attending daily yoga sessions helps one to relieve muscular pain. Our yoga instructor, also called 'Guru' will train you on stretching muscles and breathing practice in various postures. Following yoga, you will sit still in meditation. Practicing yoga at a higher altitude amid the peaks in the Himalayas is a heavenly experience. Since ancient times, ‘Yogis’ (hermits who practice yoga) have bonded with the Himalayas.

Annapurna Base Camp Yoga Trekking Tour begins from Pokhara, as all treks in the Annapurna region do. The following day of your arrival in Kathmandu, our city tour guide will take you on a sightseeing adventure in Kathmandu. The next day, we take a drive to Pokhara. The ride along the highway alongside the Trishuli River gives glimpses of picturesque settlements. In Pokhara, you will have a yoga session at a retreat center. Annapurna region is known as a home to 1,226 species of flowering plants, 105 mammals, 518 birds, 40 reptiles, and 23 amphibians. The travelers engage in hiking along the trail through the diverse terrain.

The hiking starts on the fourth day of the trek. You will have a morning session with our yoga instructor, also called ‘Guru’ before taking a drive to Nayapul. From here, we hit the trail to TikheDhunga alongside Modi Khola, a river. The trail advances through the world’s largest rhododendron forest on the way to Ghorepani. During the spring and autumn, rhododendron bloom as far as the eye could see. Before the base camp, we experience the moment Poon Hill (3,180m) which is equally inspiring for raising the spirit. We do yoga and meditation sessions as the sunrise over dozens of Himalayas in the background of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. It has to be noted that the world’s deepest river gorge — Kali Gandaki Gorge — is in Annapurna. On Annapurna Base Camp Yoga Trekking Journey, we witness the biological diversity equally rivaled by its cultural diversity. Gurung and Magar are the dominant groups in the south, while Thakali, Manage and Loba dominate the northern part of the region. Each of these groups speaks its own dialect and has unique cultures and traditions.

The daily yoga routine has been scheduled to take place usually before the trek, but there is an occasion when the trek takes place before the yoga. The trek from Ghorepani (2,850m) to Poon Hill (3,180m) is scheduled for the wee hours in order to catch the sunrise above the peaks in Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The experience of Yoga and meditation right after witnessing the awe-inspiring view of the Himalayas is also the highlight of this trek. The core of the entire trek is Annapurna Base Camp, where you spend a night and rise together with the morning sun over the Annapurna massif. Attending yoga at the base camp is a heavenly experience with the high peaks including the south face of Annapurna Machhapuchchhre surrounding from all sides.

Subsequently, the trek route goes to Bamboo, and the following day to Jhinu Danda carrying on with the daily yoga in the morning. The next day’s trek from Jhinu Danda to Nayapul is the end of the trek epic but not the yoga. You may continue practicing yoga every morning yourself. There is the drive from Nayapul to Pokhara for an overnight stay before taking a drive to Kathmandu. That marks the end of this glorious ABCYoga Trek.

How difficult is the Annapurna Base Camp Yoga trekking?

On the route of Annapurna Base Camp Yoga Trek, you will be spending most of the time below 3,000m/ 10,000 feet. Although the terrain is a bit challenging, with thousands of stairs, it is always the yoga practice the stretching of muscles, and breathing in different postures, that will relieve the muscle aches. Also, the route for the Annapurna Base Camp Yoga Trek has been designed to ensure relaxed hiking. The highest point is at 4,130m/ 13,553 feet at the Annapurna Base Camp.

What makes Yoga Treks very interesting/ Unique?

Daily Yoga and Meditation session on the foothills of the highest mountains in the world makes the Annapurna Base Camp Trek very interesting. Yoga has been integrated to ensure relaxed hiking on the foothill of Annapurna. Yoga helps to prepare the body system to tackle the challenges owing to the altitude. Attending daily yoga sessions helps one to relieve muscular pain. Practicing yoga at a higher altitude amid the peaks in the Himalayas is a heavenly experience. Annapurna Base Camp Trek Has all the features the Annapurna Base Camp Trek offers with the enhancement of comfort level and addition of the Poon Hill trek.

Is ABC Yoga Trip Right for you?

It needs at least a fortnight to complete Annapurna Base Camp Yoga Trek. If you have enough time to get the Holy experience on the foothills of the world's 10th and seventh highest mountains — Annapurna and Dhaulagiri respectively — then maybe you are looking for this relaxed trek. Yoga session is the beauty of this trek while the Annapurna Base Camp is the core. The Annapurna Base Camp Yoga Trek is usually accessible for the trekker who has readied the preparations. Although you do need to be physically prepared for climbing the stairs up and down hills, the yoga session, meant for uniting the mind, body, and spirit will help you prepare physically and mentally to some extent. Remember that there are different sorts of steps going uphill and downhill.  If you are looking forward to doing a relaxed trek on the foothills of some of the world's tallest peaks, in the diverse landscape with biological diversity equally rivaled by its cultural diversity, then Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the right one for you.

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 custom formalities (visa and so on), you will be then transferred to your respective hotel in Adventure Club Trek’s private vehicle and giving you some time to freshen up. After this, you will attend an orientation about your trek led by the trekking leader over a welcome dinner. Overnight in Kathmandu.

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

After breakfast, our city guide will take you to the four UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. Swayambhunath stupa, the famous Buddhist monkey temple is located on the hill from where you can get a picture of Kathmandu valley from a bird’s view. Pashupathinath temple, one of the most important pilgrimages for Hindus, is located in the eastern part of the city. Likewise, Buddhanath is the largest spherical stupas in Asia. You will also visit the Kathmandu Durbar Squire, a centuries-old royal palace, now turned into national museums, temples, and other buildings, with the finest architecture, fine cuts, and wood carvings. In the afternoon, we get our equipment checked by our Trekking leader, get introduced to fellow participants, and discuss our trip  Overnight in Kathmandu.

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

We take an early morning flight to Pokhara, the beautiful lake city, and catch great views of the Himalayas from the right side of our airplane. After landing at the Pokhara airport,

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast.
  • Max. Altitude910m/2,985ft

In the morning, you will have a yoga session under the guidance of the Guru. After having breakfast, we get packing for the day’s trekking. In a private vehicle, we drive to Nayapul from where the actual trekking starts. We walk down the dusty path for 20 minutes we come across the rocky stairs. This is the beginning of the trekking trail. We move forward and cross a bridge over Modi Khola, a river to reach the village of Birethanti. We follow the trail to the village of Hille situated on the banks of Bhurungdi Khola. We push for a short climb along the gradual gradient to reach Tikhedhunga. Overnight in TikheDhunga.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/ Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude1,495m/4,904ft

 In the morning, we will do a session on yoga. It helps to relieve the muscular pain due to trek on the previous day. We take breakfast and hit the trail for Ghorepani. We ascend a steep climb along the trail to Magar village of Ulleri. On the way, we hike through a village situated on a gradual gradient. After leaving the village, the trail passes through oak trees and rhododendron forest. The rhododendron forest produces red, pink, and white blooms during spring and autumn. You will be rewarded with the vista of vegetation until you reach Bhanthanti. Further, we ascend and reach Nangethanti. From here, we walk for an hour to reach Ghorepani. Overnight in Ghorepani.

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

In the wee hours, we set off for Poon Hill (3,180m/10,433ft) to watch the sunrise over the Himalayas. Poon Hill is a popular vantage point to enjoy the magnificent view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. We do yoga and meditation sessions as the sun rise over dozens of Himalayas in the background of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. After the session, we continue our trek to Tadapani. The trail passes through pine and rhododendron forest to Deurali. We descend to Banthanti and again ascend to Tadapani. Overnight Tadapani.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/ Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude2,675m/ /8,859ft

We rise in the morning and do yoga and meditation sessions in Tadapani. We take breakfast and hit the trail to Chhomrong. We descend through a rhododendron forest, pass by a Gurung village, and hike through an easier path to Chhomrong. Overnight in Chhomorong.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/ Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude2,020m/ /7,120ft

We follow the daily yoga routine in the morning before having breakfast. We prepare for the day’s trek. We descend along the steep trail to Chhomrong Khola and ascend again towards Sinuwa. You will notice a diversity of vegetation. We cross Sinuwa and hike along the trail that passes through dense oak, fern, and rhododendron forest to reach Bamboo. In an hour we reach Dovan. The day starts with our daily yoga session before breakfast. Then, we leave for Deurali. The ascending trail passes through the woods to the Himalaya hotel and passes through the vegetation of small shrubs and herbs. We also come across many small streams, and a cave called Hinku. After hiking for about two hours, we reach Deurali. Overnight in Dovan.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/ Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude2,600m/8,530ft

The day starts with our daily yoga session before breakfast. Then, we leave for Deurali. The ascending trail passes through the woods to the Himalaya hotel and passes through the vegetation of small shrubs and herbs. We also come across many small streams, and a cave called Hinku. After hiking for about two hours, we reach Deurali.Overnight in Deurali.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/ Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude3,200m/10,498ft

We stretch muscles, practice breathing in various postures, and sit still in meditation in the morning yoga session. Then, we breakfast and set off for Annapurna Base Camp. The trek starts with an ascent up the mountainside. We reach Bagar from where we take a challenging path to Machhapuchchhre Base Camp (3,700m). We get rewarded with a fantastic view of Machhapuchchhre, Homunculi, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Annapurna South, Gangapurna, and Gandharva Chuli. As we cross the treelined, the greenery disappears and changes into rocks as we head towards the Annapurna Base Camp (4,210m). From Annapurna sanctuary, we get a 360-degree view of the mountains including the south face of Annapurna and an up-close view of Mt Machhapuchchhre. Overnight in Annapurna Base Camp.

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

Here, we are at the core of the entire trek. We do a morning yoga session as the sun rises over the Annapurna Massif in the background. Doing yoga and sitting in silent meditation at the height of 4,130m is something that goes beyond expectation. It is said that in the Vedic period, hermits or yogis did yoga in the Himalayas and some of them were even enlightened. At Annapurna Base Camp, we relish breakfast together with the view of the great Himalayas. You may capture the moment through the lens and fully enjoy the views. After spending time here, we will be heading to Bamboo. On the trek ahead, most of the time we will be descending, going downhill below the treelined to 2,310m. The trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo is pleasant and ecstasy may pour through you. Overnight in Bamboo.

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

In the morning, we continue with a yoga session before having breakfast. We prepare to leave for Jhinu Danda which is abbot 5-hour hiking. We hit the trail ascending to Kuldhighar and descend to Chhomrong Khola. We climb stone steps ahead and reach Chhomrong. We hike downhill all the way to Jhinu Danda. If you still have some energy after today’s hiking, we may descend further for 15 to 20 minutes and take a natural hot spring bath. The natural hot spring works as a relief for the aching muscles and bones. Overnight in Jhinu Danda.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse/ Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude1,780m/ 5,775ft

Our usual itinerary is to trek from Jhinu Danda right after breakfast. The trail is almost downhill with lots of staircases. Then it crosses the Modi Khola and makes a gradual walk all the way to Nayapul, check-out from the ACAP checkpoint, and drive to Pokhara for an hour Overnight in Pokhara.

NoteWith the extension of the motor road, after a short walk from Jhinu, we can make a road trip all the way to Pokhara if we escape trekking. In case you feel you want to drive, let's do it.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast, and Lunch.
  • Max. Altitude910m/2,985ft

We fly to Kathmandu in the afternoon. After arriving in Kathmandu, we will be escorted to our hotel. We enjoy the day leisurely or catch up on some last-minute shopping or explore any landmarks we missed during our first day in Kathmandu. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast and Farewell Dinner
  • Max. Altitude1,350m/4,264ft

Our adventure 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.

  • AccommodationN/A
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. AltitudeN/A

Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but 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 an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.

Trip Map

Annapurna Base Camp Yoga Trek 15 Days map

Cost Details

Price Includes

  • Arrival and Departure transfer by private tourist vehicle.
  • Standard twin-sharing hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (3 nights) and Pokhara (2 nights) with breakfast
  • Best available twin sharing Teahouse/ Guesthouse accommodation during the trek
  • Private, round-trip land transportation between Pokhara and Nayapul
  • Surface transfer between Pokhara and Kathmandu by tourist bus
  • Round Trip flight Tickets (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu) with airport Tax.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (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 walking with the group to support as necessary (1 assistant guide for 4 trekkers)
  • 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.
  • Complimentary Adventure Club Trek T-shirt, and trekking map
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Duffle bag for trekking.
  • Travel and rescue arrangement
  • All Government and Local taxes

Price Excludes

  • Nepal visa 15 Days – 30 USD, 30 Days – 50 USD, and 90 Days – 125 USD
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • International air fares/flights (fares and flights can be arranged upon the request)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks)
  • Personal travel insurance and medical bills
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for guides, porters, and drivers (tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)

Date & Prices

     
Start DateStart: SundayJune 26, 2022End DateEnd: SundayJuly 10, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1399
Start DateStart: WednesdayJune 29, 2022End DateEnd: WednesdayJuly 13, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $1399

The quoted costs are per person but don't include international flights, if you are a single person and want to be in a group you can join our fixed departure schedule, if the schedule dates are not suitable for you please contact us and we will be happy to customize our trips to suit your needs. If any individuals/group don't want to join our other group we can comply with your wishes and requirements. We are ground operators of Himalayan destinations and can arrange your trip to suit your dates and choices.

Useful Info

Meals 

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 take care of our guests, we ensure that you are getting 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 could make proper arrangements for food as per your wish during the trek 

Accommodations 

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. Please note that since you will be trekking in remote regions, the services in the teahouses/guesthouse will be pretty basic. We will try our best to arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, teahouses in some places do not have attached bathrooms.

Drinking-Water

Adventure Club provides all the meals on the trek but doesn't provide water. The best option is to treat the local water either with chlorine/iodine tablets or use 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.

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 normal AMS feels giddy, gets headache, Nausea, and is out of breath, and is suggested not to worry as it disappears after the body gets used to less amount of oxygen. Likewise, trekkers suffering from mild AMS show symptoms of dizziness, muscular pain, insomnia, headache, vomit, loss of appetite, rapid heartbeat, and shortness of breath. Mild AMS can be treated with anti-headache medicines. A person suffering from serious AMS shows heightened symptoms including shortness of breath even while taking rest. The trekker with serious symptoms can barely walk and fluids may start building up in the lungs. The trekker having serious AMS has to be taken to the 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 leads to producing pink frothy sputum, and fatigue. Important Note: Severe cases of AMS are pretty 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 the 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 as per the special needs of the trekkers to the first-aid kit given above.

Equipment And Packing List 

This is the list of guidelines to help you pack what is needed to bring on the trip. The packing list may vary depending on the season you set off on the journey. Please take note that a trekker's luggage should not exceed the limit of 11kg as there will be one porter to carry the luggage of two trekkers. Apart from the luggage, each trekker will have to carry a day-pack including valuables or what is important. It will be better if you pack only the items that are necessary for you.

  • The Adventure Club Trek will lend each trekker a set of down Jackets, sleeping bags,s, and duffle bags.
  • Our main 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 purchasing your own 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, also useful for 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/or 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/or 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, consists 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/or 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/guide book
  • 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 visa for a period of 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 are not issued visa on arrival. After you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will find electronic kiosks that will assist your visa processing. 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 online visa within15 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. You can apply for your online Nepal visa here.

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

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

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 expedition 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 the way 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. At the conclusion of your trek, we believe you will find that they have fully earned your gratitude and respect. We do expect all trekkers to keep the weight of their baggage under 22kgs/40lbs. Adventure Club Trek maintains a full commitment to the rights of our porters, providing them with appropriate clothing, gear, and lodging. In case of serious 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.

Experience Required 

Annapurna Base Camp trek is a relatively easier hike in comparison to the Everest Base Camp trek. The reason behind it is because hiking to Annapurna Base Camp involves shorter days of trekking, reaching elevations of a maximum of 4,130m/13,550 feet, and staying for a minimum number of days on higher elevations. Also, because of the green forests in the low altitudes Annapurna region has more oxygen levels in the air as compared with the EBC trek. Annapurna Base Camp trek begins at an altitude of 800m/2,625 feet thereby allowing sufficient days for acclimatization. Although the Annapurna Base Camp trek may be easier than the EBC trek, the fitness level required on both treks isn’t any different. Trekkers do not require technical expertise or rock climbing and mountaineering skills as the trek is basically a long hike on low elevations in the green hills of Annapurna massif’s southern flank. The trek is only taxing because of its duration of 10 days hike with lots of uphill and downhill walks (15 days, including arrival and departure). 

Best Time to Travel 

Autumn (Sept -Nov) and Spring (March-May) are the best seasons for the Annapurna Base Camp. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. Trekking in Summer or Monsoon (July to Aug) will be affected by rain but a summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.

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. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing. If you are injured and unable to travel, you can ask for a rescue helicopter from a remote area only if you have definite proof 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 have a difficult time settling a claim.

Electricity, WIFI, And Battery Recharge 

During the Annapurna base camp Yoga 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 do offer paid Wi-Fi services on an hourly basis but don’t expect high-speed connectivity on the remote trails.

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, but as we reach higher altitudes, the 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 make sure you are fine and enjoying the trip. The Adventure Club Trek office in Kathmandu will constantly be in touch with you for the help you may need during the trek. Depending on the network you use, there could be a poor signal to 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 try to form a small group of like-minded people to give them a wonderful and perceptive travel experience. It provides opportunities to interact and share with each other 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 do not apply. We always strive to form a team ensuring that the members are comfortable with one another.

Tipping 

Tipping is not mandatory in Nepal as most services include a service charge. However, if you want to express your gratitude, you are free to offer a tip to drivers, and hotel staff among others. People usually welcome such generosity. When it comes to tipping 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 as a way of showing appreciation for excellent service at the end of the trip.

  • Hilary F
    Hilary FUnited StatesDate: June 07, 2018

    Treat you like family!

    I trekked with Adventure Club through a collaboration with 180 Retreats which added Yoga and Meditation to the daily trekking, and it was an amazing experience.

    The guides on our trek were knowledgable, kind, smart, funny, and easy-going. Everyone treated us like we were part of one big family. I never heard anyone complain, I just saw sweet smiles on their faces.

    I felt so safe with this trekking group, I plan on sending my kids (when they are older) because I would trust Adventure Club's care of my most precious gift.

    Can't say enough good things! Go!

  • Jordana
    JordanaUnited StatesDate: June 06, 2018

    Retreat of a lifetime

    I partnered with Birendra and Adventure Club Treks leading a retreat group to do yoga, meditation, reflection, and Trekking ABC.

    Wow! These guys were so accommodating, friendly, and on top of details, even as they changed. They helped us find yoga spots and made sure that everyone finished the trek with strength. They did whatever it took.

    They were fun and made it easy.
    The best is how honest they are and how their hearts are true to ensure that we all had the best experiences.

    I’ll be returning to do Everest with these guys.
    Amazing.

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