Annapurna base camp trek is a very well-known trek due to its spectacular views, fascinating local cultures, and logistical ease. The Annapurna Himalayas is a vast collection of several peaks above 7,000m, which give life to the spectacular Annapurna Sanctuary.
The principal peaks of the western portion of the great Annapurna Himalayas, including Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Fang, Annapurna, Ganagapurna, Annapurna 3 and Machhapuchhare, are arranged almost precisely in a circle with a deep glacier-covered amphitheater at the center. During the winter, the number of trekkers reduces due to the walking being both difficult and hazardous because of the heavy snowfall. Entering a narrow valley, we pass directly below Machhapuchhare before reaching the Sanctuary, which is considered a home for the Gods.
The combination of pretty villages and farmland at Ghandrung, set against the panorama of high peaks beyond makes this one of the most picturesque treks in Nepal. This is a Moderate trek offering close-up mountain views and diverse trekking terrain. High Himalayan Trekking and Expedition will design an itinerary and program for Annapurna Base Camp trekking according to an individual clients’ interest throughout the year.
Over the past 17 years, we have had the pleasure of guiding thousands of happy travelers on trekking, hiking, cultural tours, rafting, jungle safari and many other trips all over Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India. We have always believed that an active trip can make the difference between ‘visiting’ versus really ‘experiencing’ a place. We are determined that our trips should not be your average adventure tour package, but something more special. Our team leader's original idea of taking people on outdoor adventures that challenge them a bit, reward them a lot, and allow them to experience a place, is at the heart of everything we do in the Himalayas.
What We Do
The High Himalayan Trekking team has been portering, trekking and guiding tourists from all around the world since 1998, taking in the magnificent Himalayas of Nepal, Tibet, India and Bhutan. We offer all traditional activities like cultural & adventure tours, trekking, peak climbing, water rafting, jungle safari, etc. whilst also offering clients’ special interest tours like yoga treks, cultural treks, spiritual treks, musical treks, snow leopard and blue sheep treks, honey cultivation tours, village tours, meditation tours, shamanism tours, and cave tours. If you have an idea for a speciality trip that is not on this list, let us organize it for you! Tours are carried out for select groups throughout the year to this magnificent and enchanting region. Unlike many other companies in this region, High Himalayan Trekking and Expedition is completely locally run, allowing you to pay the fairest prices and support Nepalese, Tibetan, Bhutanese, and Indian team leaders, guides, porters and cooks.
We are a socially responsible and eco friendly tour and trekking operator which works with the premise of green tourism in the Himalayan regions of Nepal,Tibet, Bhutan and India. We believe in "Save the Environment & Go Green" initiatives and providing services with a personal touch. Being a socially responsible organization, our main aim is to operate Tours in Nepal,Tibet, Bhutan and India that respect and highlight local cultural heritage and way of life. We believe in sustainable tourism, by giving local people the education and capacity to engage in environmental preservation, community based tourism, and community development. We are highly devoted to our country, by donating 10% of our company's profits to our sister charity organizationHigh Himalayan Community Projects Nepal, an NGO that provides education, healthcare, micro savings, income generation, and emergency disaster relief to some of the most vulnerable communities in Nepal.
We will happily organize the trip anytime anywhere whether you are travelling alone or in a small or a large group. We work closely with our clients in designing safe and enjoyable tours to match their preferences. We have extensive experience in tourism and hospitality services in Nepal, which means that you will get the best services and the best value for your money. We are a small local company that believes in quality services with very reasonable prices. Our motto is to provide the best possible tour experience by taking care of your every need from the moment you land. This is our specialty and we take great pride in it.
Take advantage of our superb combination of vast experience, spotless safety record and finest tour guides - best in the field - to plan your dream tours to Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, or India.
High Himalayan Trekking and Expedition team is very experienced in travel and trekking. Our primary concern always is the happiness and health of our clients before, during, and after the trip. We love offering new experiences to make a trip of a lifetime, a journey you will never forget.
We are highly dedicated to our client’s safety, health, hygiene, food and accommodation during the tour period and will always provide the best services available. We always focus on sustainability by keeping things local. That is why we mostly provide local porters and guides, use locally produced organic food, grown without the use of chemicals, to make delicious tradional meals.
We make the trip fun and simple for you for throughout your Himalayan adventure, so that you can focus on the amazing sites, breathtaking views and fascinating culture. We will take good care of you from the moment we get in touch, through the excitement of the planning, the anticipation once you have booked and sharing in the exhilaration afterwards. And then, when you are ready for your next adventure, we will be here to do it all over again!
What You Can Expect From Us
Legendary hospitality We are here to welcome you and make you feel at home with our legendary hospitality. We will always use the best available facilities wherever/whatever available. We never compromise quality. Our clients’ satisfaction is our pride and joy.
A sense of achievement The variety of experiences on our adventures is just one of the reasons our trips are so popular. Each one of our adventures offers you the opportunity of very different experiences and unforgettable memories. Whatever your level of expertise, there will be a new experience that's just right for you and you will find yourself arriving home a changed person.
Select destinations Exploring the most beautiful locations is at the heart of everything we do. We have carefully crafted our trips in just a handful of places that we know and love, so your adventure with us is always a unique and memorable one.
Small groups Keeping things small means you will get to know your fellow travelers and make lifelong friends as you share your adventure together. We travel with no more than 14 (often less) allowing flexibility and freedom to do as much (or as little!) as you like.
Everything is included Pack your bags, hop on your plane, and look forward to a wonderful welcome on arrival at your destination and we will take care of the rest. It is that easy!
Day 1 :Meeting at Kathmandu Airport. Overnight at hotel
Day 2 :Visiting world heritage sites and trekking preparation day in Kathmandu
Day 3 :Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara (25 min) or driving by tourist Bus - (6-7 hrs)
Day 4 :Trek from Pokhara to Tikhe Dhunga (1,540m) - 6 hrs
Day 5 :Trek from Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani (2,775m) - 7 hrs
Day 6 :Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3,193m) and then Tadapani (2,540m) - 6 hrs
Day 7 :Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong (2,210m) - 5 hrs
Day 8 :Trek from Chhomrong to Dovan (2,540m) - 6 hrs
Day 9 :Trek from Dovan to Machhapuchhure Base Camp (3,700m) - 6 hrs
Day 10 :Trek from Machhapuchhure Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) - 2 hrs
Day 11 :Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2,340m) - 6 hrs
Day 12 :Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1,750m) - 6 hrs
Day 13 :Trek from Jhinu Danda to Pothana (1990m) - 6-7 hrs
Day 14 :Trek from Pothana to Phedi 4 hrs and 45 min driving to Pokhara
Day 15 :Flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu (25 min) or driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus - 7 hrs
Day 16 :Final Departurture
What is includes?
Airport pick-up and drop-off
Hotel accommodations and breakfasts
Licensed and trained trekking guides
Porters for carrying goods and supplies
All accommodation during trek
All meals and hot beverages whilst trekking
Transportation to and from trailhead
All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
National Park/Conservation Area entry permit
Equipment such as sleeping bag, tents, mattresses
Insurance, medication, and equipment for staff
Coordination of Quick Rescue service (costs covered by your insurance plan)
What is not included?
Excess baggage charges more than 16kg and hand bag more than 5kg in domestic flights
Airport departure tax
Drinks (cold and alcoholic)
Expenses of personal nature
Permit and liaison officer fee (where applicable)
Lunches and dinners whilst not trekking
Alternative transportation in case of heavy rain, landslide, strike, road blockade or any other unexpected circumstances.
Any other expenses which is not mentioned in included section.
The equipment and clothing you require depends on where and when you trek. Of course, you will not need the same equipment for going up to the Everest Base Camp in the middle of winter and doing a short, low altitude trek.
One backpack to be carried by the porter with a large plastic bag to put inside the backpack in case of rain
One light day pack
One warm sleeping bag, especially if you camp. In tea houses, there is no heating in the rooms
One pair of waterproof broken in trekking shoes
Three pairs of socks
One rain coat
One pair of long pants and one pair of short pants
Three T-shirts, long and short sleeves
Three pairs of underwear
One bathing suit (there may be hot springs along the trek)
One pair of gloves
One warm hat / one sun hat
One pair of sunglasses, with good eye protection if you intend to climb glaciers
And also: head torch with extra batteries, multi-purpose knife, sun block lotion, towel, soap, toothpaste, toilet paper, a large reusable water bottle, purification drops/tablets to treat the water, medicine (band-aids, blister pads, painkillers, stomach pills, anti-diarrhea tablets, antibiotic, sterile plain and crepe bandages, tube of antiseptic cream, decongestants/antihistamines, throat lozenges, paracetamol or aspirin, camera equipment, binoculars, walking stick
Remember that all this equipment can also be bought or rented in Kathmandu