Annapurna Basecamp, Nepal
Duration: 13 days – 8 days of trekking
Accommodation: 12 nights accommodation – Hotels, Mountain Huts
About: This classic trek in the Annapurna’s is one of the best for acclimatisation in Nepal The ABC Trek follows valleys of rich, verdant forest and sparkling mountain rivers, trekking through traditional Gurung villages. We reach a natural amphitheatre surrounded by panoramic views of towering 7,000m and 8,000m peaks, including Annapurna 1 and the spectacular Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail Mountain).
- The natural amphitheatre of Annapurna Sanctuary, lush rice paddy fields and 7000m peaks.
- Great trail and landscape, the closer you get to Annapurna Base Camp.
- Group normally 2 to 12, plus leader and local staff. Min. age 16 yrs
- Altitude maximum 4130m
- Travel by private bus
- Between 5 and 8 hours walking per day
Nepal is a geographical and cultural kaleidoscope with numerous ethnicities, languages, and traditions.
Most nationalities require a visa for Nepal, which can be obtained in advance or on entry. The current cost of a visa on arrival is US$25 for 15 days, US$40 for 30 days or if extending your stay $100 for 90 days. The visa on arrival fee can be paid for in cash in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros. Application forms are available in the immigration hall (or for electronic passports, there are visa registration machines which, after inserting your passport, automatically fill out a form for you). You must first join the queue to pay the visa fee and then go to the relevant immigration desk to obtain your 15, 30 or 90-day visa stamp. If you use the paper form to obtain a visa on arrival then you will also need one passport photo (a photo is not required if you use the electronic registration machines but we recommend you bring one with you anyway in case, for any reason, the machines cannot read your passport).
Things to do, things to see: Culture, adventure, trekking.
- The richness of the Kathmandu Valley with hundreds temples and 7 sites including UNESCO World Heritage sites: Bodnath stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Kathmandu valley sees the Buddhist culture meet and mingle with the traditions of Hinduism.
- From the jungles to the highest Himalayan peaks, the country offers unlimited possibilities of hikes and treks.
- With the opening of the Great Himalayan Trail crossing he country from East to West; Nepal now offers a totally new set of destinations.
- To discover regions far from main tourist paths, please enquire.
The main trekking season in Nepal is from October to mid-May when daytime temperatures at most altitudes are generally comfortable for walking, the sky is clear much of the time and rain and snow are occasional occurrences. Daytime temperatures will vary from 15ºC to 30ºC in the Kathmandu Valley to around 10ºC at 3,600m and progressively lower the higher we go. Different seasons offer different advantages for trekking. There can be snow in Annapurna Base Camp at any time of year.