Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Trip Code


Trip Type


Difficulty Level



Tea House

Group Size

2-14 Pax


4,130 m/13,550 ft

Trip Highlights

  • Spectacular view of the snow capped Himalayan peaks like Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre and associated peaks.
  • Gain insight into diverse landscapes, flora and fauna of Annapurna region.
  • Behold the beauty of the sunrise view over Annapurna Range and Dhaulagiri Range from Poon Hill.
  • Hike to the Annapurna Base Camp, the base of world's 10th highest peak Annapurna I.
  • Soak in the sights of glacier lakes and rivers.
  • Enjoy natural hot spring bath at Jhinu Danda.
  • Explore the ethnic culture of popular Gurung villages, Ghandruk and Chhomrong.

Trip Overview

Annapurna Base Camp Trek 13 days gives you an opportunity to behold the 10th highest mountain in the world, Mt. Annapurna I and hike to its base camp (4130 m/13549 ft altitude).

Located in the western region of Nepal, Annapurna Base Camp Trek will take you on a memorable journey of incredible vistas of Annapurna Massif and stupendous wonders of Annapurna Sanctuary that have been revered by trekkers and adventurers in all ages.

The magnificent Annapurna massif consists of  Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Annapurna South, Tent Peak, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, and Annapurna South.

Annapurna Base Camp is an amazing trek along diverse landscapes, terraced fields, sanctuaries followed by Gurung villages and their unique cultural experiences. This 13 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek will commence at Kathmandu, from where we go to the beautiful lake city Pokhara. This will be followed by a short drive from Pokhara to Tikhedhunga, the starting point of the trek, and then hike the uphill trail towards Ulleri. En route, you walk through lush forests, waterfalls, vegetation, suspension bridges, traditional villages and diverse landscapes.

Along the journey, as you descend from Ghorepani to Poonhill, this place welcomes you with stunning view of Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre and Annapurna mountain ranges. The sunrise view from Poonhill is truly breathtaking. Every trekker in this incredible hike may become tired, however, the natural hot spring bath at Jhinu Danda before the last day of the trek certainly rejuvenates you. On the final leg of the trek, you will soak in the sights of beautiful Lake city, Pokhara and enjoy boating activities at Fewa lake.

More than anything, trekking to the Annapurna region is pure “Himalayan Lust” that captures your attention like no one has ever before. At Annapurna Base Camp, the magnificent mountain phenomenon is such that you are instantly fall in love with them and never get them out of your heart. Plus, the hospitality you get from the locals, and tea houses along the trails is incredible.

With our team of highly skilled and experienced English speaking trekking guides who are dedicated on every step of your journey to make a fulfilling one, you will truly enjoy this trek and revered with endless joy.

Get your camera ready to capture the best moments of a lifetime. Come, and be a part of this adventurous journey with us.

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Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01

    Arrival in Kathmandu

    Your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Get a sight of vibrant Kathmandu as our airport representative picks you up from the airport and transfers to the hotel.

    Take a rest. We will provide you a standard twin sharing accommodation at a three star hotel in Kathmandu. In the evening (around 4 pm), we will have a group meeting at our office, Thamel, where our trekking guide gives a briefing about the trek. You can ask questions, any queries you have regarding the trek.

    Overnight at a hotel. No meals included

    Note: Do not forget to bring your details that includes the passport, two copies of passport-size photos and a copy of your travel insurance policy. Also, make sure that you clear the due balance, if any, and sign all legally binding trip form at that time.

  • Day 02

    Drive to Pokhara

    Duration - 7 hours

    Get ready for travelling to Pokhara, the beautiful lake city of Nepal. You should wake up early at 5 am and gear up for Annapurna Base Camp Trek by 6:30 am, and then we head to Pokhara on a tourist bus in the morning.

    Pokhara is the gateway city to Annapurna region, and well facilitated tourist destination of Nepal. Pokhara is renowned for its stunning beauty, magnificent view of the Himalayas, lakes, caves and adventurous activities like paragliding and canoeing. 

    Overnight at a  hotel. Breakfast included.

  • Day 03

    Drive to Nayapul (1,010 m) and Trek to Tikhedhunga (1,570 m)

    Duration - 4 hours

    After driving an hour from Pokhara, we will reach Nayapul from where the  ABC trek gets started. Today will be relatively short, easy, and a preliminary hike towards Annapurna Base Camp.

    After a short hike along the Modi Khola river banks, we reach a large village Birethati. Further along the trail, we walk past the villages and then walk along the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. The trail climbs uphill to Hille (1,495 m), and continues until we reach our next stopping point Tikhedhunga (1,570 m).

    A cozy night's stay at a guesthouse. Breakfast included.

  • Day 04

    Trek to Ghorepani (2,840 m)

    Duration - 5 hours

    Today we trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani. We carry on ascent of the trail to Ulleri (2070 m), a beautiful village of Magar people. Along the trek, we see lush forests full of oak and rhododendron, and continue hiking towards Banthanti (2,250 m) and then Nangethanti (2460m). Upon walking for an hour from here, we arrive at our destination, Ghorepani (2840m).

    Overnight at a guesthouse. No meals included.

  • Day 05

    Hike up to Poon Hill (3,210 m) and Trek to Tadapani (2,610 m)

    Duration - 7 hours

    Prepare yourself early in the morning for a stunning sunrise view over the Annapurna mountain range. We hike to Poon Hill, a vantage point for beholding the sights of rising sun spreading its rays over the face of Annapurna massif. After spending an hour, we return back to Ghorepani for breakfast. From here, we continue hiking along ridges, passing through pine and rhododendron forests up to Deurali (2960m). Next, we descend to Banthanti, and finally turn off to Tadapani to spend a night.

    Accommodation at a guesthouse. No meals included.

  • Day 06

    Trek to Chomrong (2,140 m)

    Duration: 5 hours

    Today, we hike a steep downhill filled with rhododendron forests. The trail continues along the lush forest and finally eases at a beautiful Gurung village called Gurjung. Further along the trail, we reach our stoppage point Chomrong (2140m), where we spend the night.

    Guesthouse accommodation. No meals included.

  • Day 07

    Trek to Himalaya Hotel (2,950 m)

    Duration - 6 hours

    In the morning, we commence our trek to Chomrong Khola. From here, we climb uphill to Khuldighar (2,380 m) where the Annapurna Conservation Area check post is located. Walking further on the trails along the river bank, we come across a clearing in a forest along with rock bank, thickets of bamboo, enroute. A further hike through forests filled with bamboo and rhododendron take us to our resting place - the Himalayan Hotel.

    A cozy night stay. No meals included.

  • Day 08

    Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 m)

    Duration - 7 hours

    Brace yourself for the challenging, yet rewarding trek to Annapurna Base Camp today. Pack up yourself and hit the trails. En route, we catch an incredible view of Hinko Cave, Deurali, and Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Soak up yourself in the breathtaking scenery of this place, surrounded by mountains on all sides, which is also known as Annapurna Sanctuary. After hiking for about two hours, you will reach the base of the 10th highest mountain in the world, the majestic Annapurna Base Camp. Enjoy the most awaited incredible vistas of the Annapurna and associated peaks, standing at an elevation of 4130 m.

    Overnight stay at a guesthouse. No meals included.

  • Day 09

    Trek to Bamboo (2345 m)

    Duration - 6 hours

    Today, we trek back following the same trail. We continue hiking along the banks of the Modi Khola and finally arrives at Bamboo.

    Overnight stay at a guesthouse. No meals included.

  • Day 10

    Trek to Jhinu (1,780 m)

    Duration - 5 hours

    Today, we keep on hiking the same ABC trail to Chomrong. On the way, we see an experimental sheep farm after passing Khuldi Ghar, and walk along the trails filled with rhododendron and bamboo forests. Finally today’s trek comes to close upon reaching Jhinu, where we enjoy natural hot spring bath and fully rejuvenate ourselves.

    Overnight stay at a guesthouse. No meals included.

  • Day 11

    Trek to Nayapul (1,010 m), Drive to Pokhara and Guided Tour of Barahi Temple and Fewa Lake

    Duration - 5.5 hours

    The Annapurna Base Camp Trek comes to close as you hike to Nayapul. We follow the trails along the banks of Modi Khola for about 4.5 hours, arrives at Birethati and finally Nayapul. From there we reach Pokhara upon driving an hour. As you check into the hotel, we headed to Fewa lake for boating trip to Barahi temple. It’s time to celebrate yourself, indulge in the ABC trip you have recently accomplished.

    Accomodation at a hotel. No meals included.

  • Day 12

    Drive Back to Kathmandu (1,400 m) in a Tourist Bus

    Duration - 7 hours

    We drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu in the morning. Upon arrival, you can take a rest or go sightseeing around Kathmandu.

    We offer various trekking and hiking trips along with white water rafting adventure, mountain biking, Chitwan jungle safari and many more. If you want to extend your trip in Nepal, you can have information at our website.

    A cozy night stay at a hotel. Breakfast included.

  • Day 13

    Transfer to the International Airport for Your Final Departure

    Our 13 day Annapurna Base Camp Trek adventure concludes today. Our airport representative will transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu for your final departure. You go back home carrying all the beautiful moments you have accomplished so far along the journey in your heart and in your mind.

    Breakfast included.

Price & Departures

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The price of this trip per person for the Small Group Journey is listed below. There is also the option of private and tailor made journey which can be suitable for you, your family and friends. Discounts is also available which is directly subjected to the increase with the number of people in your group. Hence, bigger the group, better the discount. Therefore, group bookings are highly encouraged.

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Price Includes
  • Accomodation at a three star hotel in Kathmandu (2 nights) and Pokhara (2 nights) on a twin sharing basis. Breakfast is provided during your stay in hotel.
  • Guesthouse accommodation for 8 nights on twin sharing basis during the ABC trek.
  • Tourist bus services from Kathmandu to Pokhara and private tourist vehicle from Pokhara to Nayapul, and back.
  • Fewa Lake boating fee and entrance fee to Barahi Temple.
  • Airport and Hotel pick up and drop off with our private vehicle.
  • A dedicated, experienced, licensed English-speaking trekking guide to manage the entire trek.
  • Porter services to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter= 2 guests).
  • All costs of staff which includes food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments and medicines.
  • Trekking to Nepal’s duffel/kit bag and sun hat are yours to take.
  • All local and government taxes.
  • Official expenses.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permit for trekking
Price Doesn't Include
  • All your meals during the trek (roughly USD 180 to 250 per person).
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa. (You can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15/30/90 days can be obtained by paying USD 30/50/125 or equivalent foreign currency respectively.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation (See the travel insurance page.)
  • Alcoholic beverages, hot and cold drinks.
  • Personal trekking equipment (Click on the Equipment tab).
  • Tips/gratuity for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected.)
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the “Price Includes” section


    Arrival and Visas

    • Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon my arrival?

      Yes, our airport representative will pick you up at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Our team member will be waiting outside the airport terminal, displaying “Trekking to Nepal” signboard. After meeting up, you will be taken to your respective hotel in our private vehicle.

    • How do I get Visas to Nepal?

      You can obtain the Nepalese visa from Nepalese consulate in your country easily or upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. There are electronic registration machines in Kathmandu airport which read your passport, take your photo and print out visa form for immigration purposes. Further, we suggest you bring 2 copies of passport size photos (not necessary at Kathmandu airport), but it might be needed for documentation.

      You can also apply online within 15 days of your date of arrival in Nepal. For that, you require a valid passport, your hotel address and a recent digital version of passport size photo (size 1.5”x 1.5”). You can print out the confirmation receipt and show it to the Immigration officer along with visa fee in Kathmandu airport.

      A 15/30/90 day multiple entries Nepalese visa can be obtained by paying USD 30/50/125 or equivalent foreign currency respectively. For more information, please read this link about Tourist Visa.

      Also, you can follow this link- Department of Immigration to fill up online Tourist Visa form.

    • Do I need special travel insurance for trekking in Nepal?

      Yes. Our company only covers insurance for our team members. We recommend you buy a travel insurance in your country. Make sure your travel insurance covers adventure activities over a certain altitude (4000 m) and covers emergency medical as well as helicopter rescue and evacuation.

      Most importantly, if you are trekking in the mountainous region of Nepal, then you should plan ahead about possible challenges, especially altitude sickness, ill related health issues, accidents, flight delays etc. In such cases, the only possible way out of the mountains is helicopter rescue. So, we recommend you to have a travel insurance policy that covers the helicopter evacuation cost and medical services in hospitals while trekking in Nepal.

    • Do I need any extra documents?

      All you need is a copy of your travel insurance, a copy of your passport and 2 passport size photos while travelling in Nepal. You are required to bring photos for trek permits.

    Expenditures and Travel

    • How much spending money do I need for Annapurna Base Camp trek?

      Well, our 13 days Annapurna Base Camp trek is inclusive of your accommodation, trekking permits, transportation, meals and other official expenses. (see price inclusion for more details). Besides this, the extra money you need during Annapurna Base Camp trek depends upon your spending habits. You can spend USD 10-15 per person for lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. In addition, you can allocate USD 20-30 per day to buy meals, bottles of water, chocolates, pay for the hot shower and a few drinks during the ABC trekking.

    • Is it possible to reserve a trip now and pay a deposit later or do I have to pay a deposit at booking/reservation?

      You are required to pay 30% deposit at the time of booking and rest of the amount prior to the trip departure date. For this trip, you need to complete an online booking form along with 30% non-refundable deposit. You can pay the remaining amount in cash, credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express Card) upon your arrival in Kathmandu, at our office in Thamel. Note that a 3.5% levy will be added as card processing fee by banks. (We are not liable for those 3.5% bank transaction fee).

      Read more details in “terms and conditions”.

    • What is your Cancellation Policy?

      Cancellation notice is required, a minimum of 20 days prior to trip departure. If the reason is valid the trip shall then be termed as cancelled and a cancellation charge of 30% of the trip amount would be deducted from the advance paid.

      If you do not cancel your trip prior to 20 days due to whatever reasons, you must be aware that the trip you’ve already bought is completely non-refundable as per our terms and conditions. If you cancel the trip and need to submit a claim to your insurance company, we can help with the supporting documentation such as a receipt for monies paid. If your trip is cut short due to weather/illness/personal reasons, there is no refund for unused accommodations.

      Moreover, you can postpone or transfer your booking to another person, if you have genuine reasons for not taking the trip. For instance: serious illness, death of a close relative or friend etc. In such cases, if all the requirements are met, you can postpone or change on another date, but an extra fee of $200 is required.

      For more details please read “terms and conditions”.

    • Can I use credit cards in the places I visit in trekking?

      Most places on the trekking route don't accept credit cards. So we highly recommend you to convert currencies into Nepalese Rupees or withdraw money from ATM in Kathmandu or Pokhara before heading to ABC trek. Also, note that money exchanges do not accept credit cards in Nepal. Besides, few shops in Kathmandu and Pokhara can accept credit cards to some extent for your purchases.

    Preparation and Fitness level

    • What should be my preparation and fitness level for Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

      If you are moderately fit or do physical exercise on a regular basis, then Annapurna Base Camp Trek will be easier for you. Also, this trek is suitable for people of all ages who don't have prior trekking/hiking experience. However, we suggest you to get into some fitness activities like running, swimming, hiking to enhance your stamina and endurance for the trek. On the other hand, people with preexisting medical conditions are advised to consult with a doctor before you embark on the trek. Otherwise, some discomfort may appear due to medication or hiking along the journey. To prepare for ABC trek, you should start fitness training prior to two or three months before the trek commences. Going to the gym or an hour of aerobic exercise three to four times a week will help you develop physical and mental strength required for the trek. Also, we suggest you do short hiking or get into bushwalking that includes steep ascent and descent in the trail. If you do this training, you can comfortably trek in the Himalayan trails and get the most alive experience out of this journey.

    Annapurna Base Camp Trek Difficulty

    • How difficult is Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

      It’s all relative. Moreover, it depends on your preparation and fitness levels. If you frequently hike long distances, do regular exercises or backpacking, then Annapurna Base Camp Trek may not be so difficult. On the other side, if you are not used to trekking, any outdoor activities or physical exercises, then you will find this trek difficult. This means Annapurna Base Camp Trek is achievable for most people if you are really obsessed about accomplishing it and you are maintaining a good level of physical fitness.

    • Are there any age limits for Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

      There's no age limit for Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The ABC trek is suitable for people of all ages with good physical and mental wealth. For children below 16 or elderly people, we recommend you to come with families, friends and groups or schedule a private trek with a few extra days for convenience.

    Accommodation and Communication

    • What kind of Hotel can I expect in Kathmandu and Pokhara?

      We use three star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara. You will be accommodated in a standard room on twin sharing basis for 2 nights each in Kathmandu and Pokhara, including breakfast during your stay. Furthermore, if you need to stay extra nights in the hotel or transfer to a 4 or 5 star hotel, we can arrange you for an additional cost.

    • What sort of accommodation conveniences is available during the Annapurna Base Camp trek?

      We provide twin sharing three-star hotel accommodations in Kathmandu (2 nights) and Pokhara (2 nights) along with breakfast. Similarly, if you need a single room accommodation, it can be made available to you in payment of extra charges. Along the trekking routes, the accommodation conveniences at lodges/guesthouses would remain very basic. In general, it consists of double/twin sharing room or dormitory rooms including mattress and a quilt or blanket. Furthermore, you can rent Ace the Himalaya sleeping bags and down jackets, if needed, on a returnable basis. Please note that in case of loss or damage, you need to reimburse the cost of the same. Generally, local families managed the tea houses. Sometimes, dining at tea houses will be around a bonfire.

    • Will there be a place to store items/clothing not required for the trek?

      The hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara provides free locker facility. So, you can place all the luggage/clothing items you don’t require in the hotel during the trek.

    • Are the guesthouses heated?

      The guesthouses are not enabled with the heater or air conditioner in all trekking regions. However, most guesthouses provide bonfires or heating facilities in the dining area using kerosene or metal heaters. Also, note that some guesthouses charge an additional cost for the heating services.

    • Is camping allowed in the trek?

      No. There is no need for camping as we can find many tea houses for food and lodging in the trek.

    • Is there a possibility of getting separate rooms during the ABC trek? If so how much extra will this cost?

      Although Annapurna region is a popular tourist destination, the single supplement cannot be guaranteed earlier due to overflow of trekkers in peak season. Again, when there is a decline number of guests, the tea houses can easily provide a private room without any additional cost. In particular, the accommodation during the trek will remain very basic with twin sharing basis. On the other side, we can assure separate room in Kathmandu and Pokhara for an additional cost.

    • What type of toilet/bathroom facilities are available in the teahouses/guesthouses?

      You can find western style flushing toilets as well as adjacent squat toilets in the teahouses/guesthouses. Mostly, the bathrooms are not attached to the individual rooms and are shared.

    • Where do we go toilet along the trail?

      You can use the toilet facilities provided by guest houses along the trail. Otherwise, if you arrive in places without guesthouses or public toilet in those regions during the trek, then you need to find some privacy and experience outdoor toilet adventure.

    • Do I need to bring toilet paper for the trek?

      We suggest you to bring toilet paper, hand sanitizer and a towel for your convenience. In addition, you can buy toilet paper on the guesthouses in the Annapurna region.

    • Are hot showers/wash facilities available during the ABC Trek?

      Well, most guest houses provide proper running showers in lower altitude regions. At higher elevation such as Machhapuchhre Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp, the water gets frozen most of the time. So, you can get bucket showers at a price USD 2- USD 4 each bucket for the showers.(In general, one bucket is enough to shower for a single person).

    • Are there any laundry services available during Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

      Yes, tea houses provide laundry services for payment of additional cost. But, we suggest you pack enough clothes and wash them after the trek for your convenience.

    • Can I charge my electronic gadgets during the trek?

      Yes. There are tea houses and lodges that provide charging facility for electronic gadgets upon paying extra fee.

      Note: The power plugs and sockets used in Nepal are type C, D and M. The standard voltage and frequency of electricity in Nepal is 230 V and 50 Hz respectively. This means if your electronic appliances state ‘INPUT: 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz’, you can used to recharge in every country all over the world. Otherwise, make sure you bring universal travel adapter that is compatible for all kinds of devices in the trek.

    • Is there any means of communication and Internet access while trekking to Annapurna Base Camp?

      Yes, there are telephones services and 3- G coverage in all villages of Annapurna region. Also, our trekking guide have cell phone from which you can make an International call. Most villages in Annapurna Base Camp trek route has been equipped with internet access and telephone services. We highly recommend you to buy a local sim card, Ncell, in Kathmandu and use it for communication and using internet en route.

    Foods and Drinking Water

    • What kind of food can I expect during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

      Most tea houses (lodges) offer a delicious range of healthy, highly nutritious vegetarian meals such as pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dal bhat (rice and lentils), fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season), bread, soup to name a few. Likewise, you can have desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and hot drinks like tea, coffee, hot lemon, hot chocolate as well as soft drinks. You can find garlic soup on the menu that helps you with acclimatization. In addition, you can have meat dishes on the menu. Every day, breakfast and dinner should be taken on the lodge where we spend our night whereas lunch is taken at best possible places during the trek. You can have meals as per your interest and choice. Please note that meals are not included in this ABC trip. You need to allocate USD 20 - USD 30 per person each day for all standard meals while trekking in the Annapurna region.

    • Is the food in the mountain region prepared to international standard in terms of safety?

      Yes, the food prepared in the Annapurna region guesthouses are very safe and hygienic. We recommend you to take vegetarian meals for your health reasons, and follow the suggestions of our guide during the journey.

    • What is drinking water facility in the Annapurna region?

      Bottled water is available for purchasing at the cost of USD 2-4 at the lodges and tea houses till you reach Chhomrong. Above the Chhomrong region, use of plastics is banned by the Annapurna Conservation area, so plastic bottled water is not available in this region. So you can buy boiling water or use purification methods such as adding chlorine, iodine to make it pure and drinkable. We highly suggest you bring your own pet bottle along with purification tablets from Kathmandu or Pokhara. Besides, you can use SteriPEN for purifying water.

    • Is there any problem regarding foods for vegetarian/vegan during the ABC trek?

      This is not a problem at all because mostly the mountain tea houses serve vegetarian/vegan meals. In addition, all the meals we serve during the trek include vegetarian and vegan dishes. Moreover, we highly suggest our trekkers to avoid meat dishes during the Annapurna trek as they take a long time to digest. Also, the meat in mountain regions are not hygienic and may cause you food poisoning or other health problems.


    • Do we book our own international flights to and from Nepal?

      Yes. You should book your own international flights to and from Nepal.

    • What mode of transportation do you use?

      For Kathmandu airport pick up and drop off, we use our private vehicle. Moreover, it depends on group size, and we mostly use cars, minibus, vans or 4WD SUV as means of transportation for reaching domestic airport and city sightseeing tours. In addition, we use tourist buses for travelling to and from Kathmandu-Pokhara. Similarly, we use private vehicles from Pokhara to Nayapul (the starting point of ABC trek) and when returning back to Pokhara.

    • Do you use yak/porter on the trek or do we carry all of our own gear?

      During the trek, our porter will carry your duffel bag. Similarly, you need to carry your backpack for your personal belongings like cameras, water bottle, sun cream and other daily essential items. We provide 1 porter services for 2 people each. Note that the weight limit for a porter is 15 kg/33 pounds for each person. So, we suggest you pack your personal belongings carefully without exceeding the weight limit.

    Season, Weather and Temperatures

    Health and Safety

    • What safety measures are in place? What safety equipment do your guides carry with them on trek to deal with sickness/accidents?

      Our trekking guides are highly experienced, professional and well trained for higher altitude first aid training and related problems. They can measure your oxygen level in blood using oximeters and provide first aid if needed. Our guide carries medicine and a first aid kit during the trek. Besides, our guides carry a cell phone and keep on updating about the trek in our head office Kathmandu every day. If you deal with sickness or accidents, our guide will accompany you throughout the trek and ensure your safety and wellness. In case of emergency, our guide will manage helicopter rescue for your medical treatment in Kathmandu. However, the cost of helicopter charter is solely borne by trekkers.

      Make sure that your insurance policy covered medical expenses and emergency helicopter rescue in high altitude regions above 4,000 m; otherwise the cost is expensive in the mountain region. Only if you have purchased a valid travel insurance policy that covers helicopter charter and medical evacuation, then you can claim for reimbursement with your travel insurance company. In that case, we can help you with providing money receipts for your claim.

    • What immunizations will I need?

      Vaccinations are not mandatory for this trip. Still, we recommend you are vaccinated against diphtheria TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, *malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus for your safety. We suggest a dental check up prior to the trek and be aware of your blood group type. Likewise, if you have any pre-existing medical conditions we recommend you to inform us while booking the trip.

    • If I am sick can I continue the trek next day after a day rest?

      Well, it depends on your sickness level. If you get sick in higher altitude, you need to descent at lower altitude and take rest (3-7 days) for recovery. For solo trekkers, you can discuss with your guide about your health condition and take necessary measures. For group participants, you should talk with your guide about your health condition. Depending upon your situation, our guide will put you in the next trekking group coming up in Annapurna Base Camp trek. Your health matters, so you can take a rest until recovery and catch up with the next group.

    • Do you guys have a Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC)?

      Yes, we do have PAC. Annapurna Base Camp trek is around 4000m level, so it may not always required. Surely, we can provide PAC if necessary with additional fees on payment. Besides, you can hire oxygen cylinder from guest houses if it’s needed. Please note: if you are using oxygen cylinder in the Annapurna region, it can be expensive. So make sure that you have travel insurance that covered your emergency medical expenses at higher altitude.

    Trekking Guides

    Trip Departure and Extension

    • All your departure is guaranteed to run?

      Yes, all our trips are guaranteed to run. We never cancel the trip due to not having enough participants. Also, we make arrangements for one person and a private trip as well. You can make inquiries while booking the trip.

    • I would like to extend my holiday, any recommendations?

      Yes. There are so many options and choices available to extend your holiday before or after the trek. Please visit our website for more information about treks and tours in Nepal, India, Bhutan and Tibet.

    • Can I add extra days to my trekking trip?

      Surely, you can add extra days during Annapurna Base Camp trek. You need to pay extra cost that includes additional cost to cover food, accommodation, guides and porters. If you are interested in adding extra days for the trek, you can consult with your guide. so that he will update us in head office, Kathmandu. After getting all the details regarding your individual choices from our guide, we can make the necessary arrangements accordingly. This option is more convenient and feasible for an individual or a private trip. On the other hand, if you are in a group, this option is limited, and often should be arranged properly. So we highly encourage you to ask us in advance or talk with your guide or trekking group members so that we will manage it accordingly.

Equipment Lists

The following gives you a general idea of trekking equipment and clothing that you should bring for the ABC trek. 

Packing suggestions:

  • The weight limit for porter services is 15 kg/33 pounds for each person. So we suggest you pack carefully without exceeding weight limit. 
  • The duffel bag is carried by porter where you can keep your heavy items. 1 porter carries 2 people bags.
  • A complimentary Trekking to Nepal's duffel bag is provided that you can keep yourself. You can leave the rest of your luggage in the locker facility available at the hotel in Kathmandu.
  • We suggest you to pack your clothes in zip lock bags to protect them from rain and moisture. Ensure that you have a waterproof cover in your backpack that you use to carry essential items such as money, cameras, toiletries to name a few.
  • 4-season sleeping bag is available for renting on a returnable basis. 
  • Down jacket is a must to wear at all times above 4000 m elevation. Down Jackets are available for renting on a returnable basis.

We advise you to pack the following items for Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Upper Body – Head / Ears / Eyes

  • Sun hat (We provide you a complimentary sunhat)
  • Wool or synthetic hat that cover the ears
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Headlamp
  • Neck warmer


  • Liner gloves
  • Heavier shell gloves

Core Body

  • T-shirts (2)
  • Lightweight expedition thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Water/windproof shell jacket (Preferably breathable fabric)
  • Synthetic sports bras (for women)

Lower Body – Legs

  • Lightweight expedition thermal bottoms
  • Nylon hiking shorts
  • Soft shell and hard shell trekking pants
  • Water/windproof trousers
  • Casual pants


  • Liner socks
  • Heavyweight socks
  • Waterproof hiking/trekking boots
  • Light shoes/sneakers
  • Gaiters (For monsoon and winter)

Other essential important items

  • Passport and extra passport photos (3 copies)
  • Airline tickets (Please make a copy and leave one at our office in KTM just in case if you need to change the date of yours)
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport
  • Water bottle/bladder
  • Water purification Iodine tablets
  • Toiletries (Include toilet paper, wet wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap)

Medicines and First Aid Kit

Please Note: Our guide will bring the first-aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring personal medical kit.

  • Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches
  • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
  • Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea
  • Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness
  • Anti-infection ointments
  • Band-aids
  • Lip balm (At least SPF 20)
  • Sunscreen (SPF 40)


  • Adjustable trekking poles
  • Favorite snacks (No more than 2 pounds)
  • Paperback books, cards, mp3 player.
  • Binoculars
  • Cameras (Memory cards, chargers and batteries)
  • Pee bottle for man and pee funnel for woman.

Terms and Conditions

Trekking to Nepal is owned and operated by Ace the Himalaya, a reputed trekking and tour company based in Kathmandu, Nepal.

These booking terms and conditions mentioned here establish a legally binding contract between Ace the Himalaya and you (Client) for our services. Please read our terms and conditions carefully prior to booking a trip with us.

Bookings (Nepal and India Trips)

You can process a booking via our website, our third-party websites or email us at

Our trip prices are in USD. If you are booking the trip with us and making payment in your local currency, then the same day exchange rate set by Nepal’s Central Bank is applicable when converting your local currency into USD.

  • You should provide us a completed booking form, a copy of your passport along with a 30% deposit of the total trip cost.
  • For Nepal trips, the remaining amount can be paid in USD/Credit card on your arrival day or pre-trip meeting at our office or hotel.
  • While for an India trip, the remaining balance should be paid in USD by bank transfer or Credit card at least 20 days prior to the trip departure date.

Bookings (Bhutan and Tibet Trips)

  • You should provide us a completed booking form, a copy of your passport along with a 50% deposit of the total trip cost.
  • The remaining balance should be paid in USD/Credit card a minimum of 20 days before the trip departure date.

Last Minute Booking

  • For Nepal and India trips, we accept the last minute booking 10 days prior to the trip departure date, only if we have space available for the trip and full payment is then required.
  • For Bhutan and Tibet trips, we will accept your last minute booking 20 days prior to the tour departure date; full payment is then required.

Payment Method (Applicable for all trips)

You can pay via wire transfer or credit card payment.

Swift/ Wire Transfer in USD
Account number:  01901576560029
Bank Name: Himalayan Bank Limited
Bank Address: KSK Building Tridevi Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Bank P.O. Box: 20590
Phone: 00977-1-4227749, 450201
Fax: 00977-1-4222800
Telex No:  2789 HIBA NP
Account Holder Name:  Ace the Himalaya Trekking Pvt Ltd

Swift/ Wire Transfer in NPR
Account number:  01901576560018
Bank Name: Himalayan Bank Limited
Bank Address: KSK Building Tridevi Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Bank P.O. Box: 20590
Phone: 00977-1-4227749, 450201
Fax: 00977-1-4222800
Telex No:  2789 HIBA NP
Account Holder Name:  Ace the Himalaya Trekking Pvt Ltd

Note: We are not liable for the bank transaction fee and should be paid by the customer.

Credit Card Payment

We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express Card, and a 3.5% levy will be added as a card processing fee. We are not liable for those 3.5% bank transaction fee and is not affiliated with the total cost of the trip.

For secure and quick payment by credit card, you can fill up our direct payment form.

Cancellation and Refund Policy (Nepal and India Trips)

  • You should provide us a valid written notice via email a minimum of 20 days prior to the trip departure date. Cancellation is valid with approval only after receiving the notice.
  • Cancellation of the trip 20 days prior to the trip departure date, then 30% of the trip amount would be deducted from the advance paid and the remaining amount after the deduction would be refunded.
  • Cancellation of the trip made less than 20 days notice prior to the trip departure date, there will be a 100% charge applicable (no refund policy). If you cancel the trip and need to submit a claim to your insurance company, we can help with the supporting documentation such as a receipt for monies paid.

Cancellation and Refund Policy (Bhutan and Tibet Trips)

  • You should provide us a valid written notice via email a minimum of 30 days prior to the trip departure date. Cancellation is valid with approval only after receiving the notice.
  • Cancellation of the trip 30 days prior to the trip departure date, then 50% of the trip amount would be deducted from the advance paid and the remaining amount after the deduction would be refunded.
  • Cancellation of the trip made less than 30 days notice prior to the trip departure date, there will be a 100% charge applicable (no refund policy). If you cancel the trip and need to submit a claim to your insurance company, we can help with the supporting documentation such as a receipt for monies paid.

Reschedule the Trip (Nepal, India and Bhutan)

  • You should provide us with written notice including reasons that make you unable to travel via email 20 days prior to the trip departure date. If you are preponing the trip, you should notify us in writing 20 days prior to your new departure date.

Reschedule the Trip (Tibet)

  • You should provide us with written notice including reasons that make you unable to travel via email 30 days prior to the trip departure date. If you are preponing the trip, you should notify us in writing 30 days prior to your new departure date.



Passport and Visas (Nepal and India)

  • A valid passport is needed with a minimum validity of 6 months from the return date.
  • A Nepalese visa can be obtained from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport. Nepalese visa costs are the sole responsibility of clients. For more details, please read this link about Nepalese Tourist Visa.
  • You can fill in the Nepalese Tourist Visa form online. Here is a link- Department of Immigration. The online form will be valid for 15 days, which means you must fill it in less than 15 days before your arrival date. You will receive a receipt by your email after filling in the form. You should print the receipt and keep it with you as you need to produce it before the immigration authority.
  • For Indian visas and cost, please contact the Indian embassy in your home/resident country. There is no on arrival visa facility for Indian visas.

Passport and Visas (Bhutan and Tibet)

  • A valid passport is needed with a minimum validity of 6 months from the return date.
  • As you are unable to obtain visas to Bhutan and Tibet directly, Bhutan as well as Tibet permit and visa will be organized by Ace the Himalaya. This cost is all included in the trip price.
  • To facilitate this, you need to send a clear, color scanned copy of your passport to us via email at the time of booking.



Travel Insurance

Having Travel Insurance is compulsory for all clients while traveling with us. The travel insurance must cover weather delays, personal injury, death, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue, air ambulance, trip cancellations, natural disasters, theft of baggage, loss of gear and equipment etc.

Domestic flight delay/Cancellation

Generally, due to bad weather conditions and poor visibility, flight delays or cancellation are likely to happen in mountain countries/regions. In such a case, we are not liable for any extra expenses or inconveniences. Since the weather of the mountain region is quite unpredictable, we suggest you arrange a minimum of 1 or 2 extra days (especially Everest region treks) so that you won’t miss your International flight. Further, we suggest you bring some extra cash to prepare for unforeseen circumstances.

Changes to your trip and price due to natural disasters, flight delay etc.

In the event of cancellations/changes of the trip due to any unforeseen circumstances like natural disasters, flight delay etc., we will arrange another trip for you of the same price value. Also, you are free to reschedule the trip. While rescheduling the trip of either the same price value or higher value, you need to pay the amount of used services from your previously booked trip. Similarly, if the price increases for the rescheduled departure, you will pay the difference between new prices and old prices.

Most of our trip packages are based on twin-sharing accommodation. Furthermore, a single-room supplement charge will be imposed on the clients who don’t have another tour participant to share accommodation with.

Likewise, we reserve the right to revise pricing rates posted in our marketing material under any circumstances or on the pressure of various external factors like changes in exchange rate, government action, etc. which are far from our control.

Health and Fitness

You should be physically and mentally fit when trekking in high altitude regions. Therefore, we suggest you undergo a medical examination with a general practitioner (GP) regarding your health and fitness before traveling with us. If you have any preexisting medical conditions or disabilities, please notify us at the time of booking.


A legal guardian/parent must accompany the participant below the age of sixteen.


Ace the Himalaya is concerned to protect the privacy and confidentiality of your personal information. No private or personal information that you provided to us when booking will be disclosed for any other purposes.




Should you have a complaint about the trip, make it known to our staff at the earliest opportunity, so that s/he may take appropriate actions to resolve it. Your satisfaction is our top-notch priority.

Acceptance of Terms

These terms and conditions are valid only if you book the trip with us directly. If you book our trip through a third party or any agents, you are liable to their terms and conditions as well as our terms and conditions.

Applicable Law and Choice of Forum

Ace the Himalaya main office is located in Kathmandu, Nepal. These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of Nepal. Any dispute arising out of these terms and conditions shall be resolved exclusively by the District Court, Appellate Court, and Supreme Court located in Kathmandu, Nepal. There is no case in a foreign country, and the parties agree that the court of Nepal is the appropriate forum for any claim or proceeding commenced in relation to these terms and conditions.

What makes this trip different ?

Trekking to Nepal is an online booking platform of Ace the Himalaya. Ace the Himalaya works closely with and is one of the main supporters of non-profit organization Sambhav Nepal.

Ace the Himalaya covers the administration cost of Sambhav Nepal as the staff working at Ace also help in admin work of Shambav Nepal. For instance: making proposals, collecting information for the related projects, visiting the project sites, coordinating the local governments/authorities etc. That’s why, Sambhav Nepal doesn't have their admin cost in the project it runs.

Furthermore, Sambhav Nepal  provides support to people with needs such as education and health in villages of Gorkha through the children sponsorship program. We sponsor children for school which are conducted successfully in full collaboration with Ace the Himalaya and its sister organizations, Ace Holidays and Ace Xpeditions.

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Travellers Review

Ceasar Lomnicki
Ceasar Lomnicki

| April, 2019

Four of us had a great time during a whole trip.Radu our guide always took care of us.
We had a lot of fun.

One more time thank you Radu


| March, 2018

I and two other friends took the 16 day ABC tour starting 16th Dec 2017. This is the second time that I’ve taken a tour with Ace the first time being Everest Base Camp in Oct 2015.

We were keen to go again with Ace because of the exceptional service provided first time around. EBC was really a once in a lifetime experience and so we it made sense to go again with Ace.

Just like the first time Ace were very professional with all administrative matters. We had some issues with booking a wrong Scoopon and Ace helped us to use the full value in this for our trip without any fuss.

We requested the same guide (Ramhari) for ABC as we had for EBC as we already had a strong relationship and is someone we can trust for all matters. Fortunately he was able to take us and, again, he had provided outstanding service and leadership for our trek.

We ended up having another amazing trek, another once in a lifetime experience made all the more memorable thanks to Ramhari, our porters and the office staff in Thamel.

Prem (the boss) runs a tight ship and Ace come highly recommended.

Ben P
Ben P

| May, 2019

Our trek was lead by the wonderful Chris! He was everything you could want from a guide – smart, witty, knowledgeable, funny, kind and above all, patient. Without his help and guidance, many of us wouldn’t have made it to Base Camp. He really is a true asset to ACE. I cannot speak highly enough of Chris and also our incredible porters.

The trek itself is broken down into manageable days, with rest/acclimatization days at strategic points. The staff at the ACE office were a pleasure to deal with. They helped with advice about gear and even offered sleeping bag and puffer jacket hire at a small fee. Communication with them was easy and consistent prior to, and after the trek. The airport pickup/dropoff’s were flexible with flight delays etc, and it was so nice to see a smiling face after a long flight from Australia.

One thing to note, and it is well outside of ACE’s control, is that due to renovations at the airport you are unable to fly from Kathmandu to Lukkla. This means a 6hour bus ride from Kathmandu to Manthali where you spend a night before flying from Manthali to Lukkla the following day. The drive feels long and uncomfortable. The road, at points, feels unbelievably rocky, narrow and unsafe – particularly with the increased traffic that the Kathmandu airport closure creates. This adds an extra day and night onto the trek itinerary, and while I can’t stress enough that ACE has tried to minimise the inconvenience – if you are flexible with your travel dates, I would not recommend booking until the Kathmandu to Lukkla flights are running again. It’s a particularly exhausting and deflating way to finish your trekking itinerary.

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Why Trekking to Nepal?

  • Client-friendly trips
  • Eco-friendly, sustainable trekking
  • Experienced guides and porters
  • Safety and comfort a priority
  • Young, innovative team

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