Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an adventurous venture in the Himalayas, precisely in the mid-western Himalayan mountains. This trek is known for its exceptional landscapes, phenomenal views of snow-capped mountains, rich biodiversity, and vibrant cultural heritage. The trail moves along with dense forests and beautiful remote mountain villages. One of the main highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is the lap of the world’s tenth highest mountain, Annapurna Base Camp.
Also known as Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, this trek goes through the Annapurna Conservative Area, which is home to numerous species of birds and wildlife. If you are lucky, you might get to see rare birds and animals on the way. Moreover, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a paradise for biologists. Witnessing surreal landscapes, you will gradually ascend to the base camp. Throughout the trek, you get accompanied by giant mountains like Annapurna Range (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), Khangsar Kang (7,399 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Mt. Fishtail (6,993 m), and so on.
While passing by the villages, you can see the daily lifestyle of the locals, their culture, and their practices. Annapurna region is resided by people from several different communities like Gurung, Magar, etc. All of these communities have distinct values, norms, language, and traditions. You will get to visit old monasteries, temples, and stupas on the route.
Ghorepani is one of the most famous and beautiful villages in the Annapurna region. Spending a night here, you hike to Poon Hill, a famous viewpoint to see gorgeous sunrise and scenery. While returning, you will come across natural hot springs at Jhinu Danda, where you can spend time relaxing your sore muscles.
As Annapurna Base Camp Trek 11 Days is loved by trekkers throughout the globe, the trail gets crowded in the peak season. Still, you will get ample time to unwind your mind and enjoy the soothing Himalayan environment. Read below to know more in detail about this once-in-a-lifetime journey. You can also contact us anytime if you have any queries related to the trek.
Annapurna base camp trek permit and cost
Annapurna Base Camp Trek explores one of the conservative areas of Nepal, which requires permits from the government of Nepal to enter. To go on this trek, you have to get TIMS Card (Trekkers Information Management Systems) and ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit). You can get these permits from Pokhara or Nayapul (starting point of the trek).
Note: Both of these permits are valid for single entry only. You cannot get any refund or transfer to other people.
There are two types of TIMS Cards. If you are a single trekker, then you will get a green TIMS card. Similarly, if you are trekking in a group, then you will get a blue TIMS card. Read below to know the charges of the TIMS card and ACAP permit.
Annapurna base camp trek altitude
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek begins from Nayapul situated at 2,070 meters, and gradually takes you to Annapurna Base Camp, located at 4,130 meters. This is the highest point on Annapurna Base Camp Trek 14 Days. Likewise, during the trek, you ascend to a famous viewpoint called Poon Hill, which is at 3,210 meters. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek gains moderate altitude compared to other famous treks like Annapurna Circuit Trek or Everest Base Camp Trek. Still, the chances of altitude sickness are always there if the itinerary is not properly planned. Altitude sickness or Acute Mountain Sickness happens because of a sudden drastic change in altitude. And, if not treated effectively on time, then it can be life-threatening.
We have designed our Annapurna Base Camp trek itinerary, maintaining the altitude gap from one place to another as well as adding ample rest days. Headache, dizziness, loss of appetite, shortness of breath, and insomnia are the symptoms of altitude sickness. If you feel like you are suffering from these symptoms, then drop down to a lower altitude as soon as you can and take a few rest days before deciding either to continue the journey or return back.
Annapurna base camp trek best time
The best time to go on a venture to Annapurna Base Camp Trek is in spring and autumn. These two are the peak seasons to explore the Annapurna region. The weather is usually stable during this time of the year, which is essential for a successful trek. Likewise, the climate is mostly moderate, and the views are phenomenal. The vegetations are also at its peak, and you will get to become part of vibrant festivals.
Annapurna base camp trek in spring
In Nepal, spring includes months from March to May. In these two months, hundreds of trekkers trek all around the Annapurna region, including the Annapurna Base Camp trek. The mild climate and freshly covered snowy mountains make the journey exceptional. The days are warm, with chilly mornings and nights. The lower region is warmer than the upper region. The average temperature during the Annapurna base camp trek temperatures in April range from around 10 °C to 0 °C. Especially during April, the route gets covered with several colorful rhododendrons, lush green vegetation, and other floras.
Annapurna base camp trek in autumn
September, October, and November are the months that fall under autumn in Nepal. This is the second-best time in the year to traverse ABC. The fresh earthy smell just after the end of the monsoon is spread throughout the trail, which makes the journey soothing. Even though you will be trekking along with many other trekkers, the journey will be soothing, and there will be many my-time for you to unwind & relax.
Crisp sun over your head chilled mild wind, and low precipitation creates a wonderful scenario for the trek. The views are great. The average temperature ranges around 20 °C in the daytime and 5 °C during the night. The best part of trekking in autumn is that you get to witness and become part of the biggest festivals like Dashain, Tihar, Chhat, etc.
Annapurna base camp trek in monsoon season
July to August includes both summer and monsoon in Nepal. Even though summer is the best among all the seasons to trek in the Himalayas, the monsoon ruins the journey with heavy rainfall and unclear views. Trekking in these months requires careful planning, and yet, a successful trek is not guaranteed. These are the least favorite months of ours to go on the Annapurna Base Camp trek. The trail also gets slippery and full of bugs. The temperature ranges between 5 °C to 23 °C.
Annapurna base camp trek accommodation
In Kathmandu and Pokhara, we will book a three-star hotel or a tourist standard hotel (as per your budget). During our Annapurna base camp trek for 14 days, you stay overnight in the lodge. We will book you the best possible accommodations along the way. Even the best lodge offers basic service, and as the elevation increases, the service gets limited.
You can choose a twin-sharing room or a single room at your convenience. Single rooms are a little more expensive than shared rooms. The washroom can be either private or shared. The rooms are generally small with few pieces of furniture, good enough to spend a night.
Annapurna base camp trek agency
Choosing a trustworthy and reliable trekking agency is very important for the best experience during the trek. Every company has its vision and values. Go through the Annapurna base camp trek company about us page and learn as much as you can about them before booking any trip.
We, the team of My Everest Trip are professional trekkers and climbers, running all sorts of adventurous journeys in the Himalayas. We are transparent and clear regarding our values and management. Providing the best and safe experience for our guests while running sustainable trips is our main goal.
Along with that, we also pay equal attention to our team members (office team, guide, porter, and business partners) and make sure they are growing along with us. Similarly, We also contribute immensely to supporting the locals of the remote mountain region.
Annapurna base camp trek cost (ABC Trek Cost)
You can do Annapurna Base Camp Trek on a budget either by going solo or by cutting off the facilities during the journey. Trekking alone is not a good option if you are trekking for the first time in the Himalayas. Even, we highly recommend getting a trekking company to experienced trekkers to arrange the trek for you. While trekking with a trekking agency, you can traverse freely. The guide will not only show you the trail, but also inform you about the region, culture, and locals.
The second option is limiting the facilities you will have during the trek. The accommodation gets very basic along with limited services and meal options. We also organize budget-friendly treks for our guests who need them. Get in touch with us, and share your requirements and budget. We will design the best Annapurna Base Camp budget-friendly trek for you. Annapurna Base Camp Trek costs anywhere from USD 800 to USD 1,200 for a 12 13 days trip. The package cost includes all the permits needed to enter monuments and the Annapurna region for trekking. Likewise, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek package cost also includes things like accommodation, meals, a guide, a porter, ground transportation as per the itinerary, and a one-way flight to Kathmandu-Pokhara or Pokhara-Kathmandu. Other things like travel insurance for the visitor, visa charge, personal expenses, expenses for equipment, etc are not included in the package cost. You can check our cost includes and exclude section to know in detail about the services you will get paying package cost.
The distance of Annapurna base camp trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek explores around 115 km. Each day, you will cover approximately 10 to 20 km. Depending upon your stamina, you will be walking 4 to 5 hours at a minimum of 6 to 7 hours at maximum. There will be a few days when you might have to walk 1-2 hours extra to reach the destination.
The difficulty of the Annapurna base camp trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is a popular trek, therefore the trail is full of trekkers from all around the world. To be more precise, the route is rocky and steep at some points. If you are trekking in the winter season, the trail can get quite challenging because of snow, but on the other hand, the trail will be less crowded. If you are an experienced trekker, then Annapurna Base Camp Trek will not be too difficult for you.
During the trek, you will be traversing a remote region of Nepal, where the essential infrastructures are also underdeveloped. Likewise, the available services are basic, and as you will touch the Annapurna Base Camp, the region will get more secluded. Adjusting to surroundings like this can be difficult for some trekkers. However, with us, you will get full support, the best possible facilities, and a friendly guide to make the journey pleasant.
Annapurna base camp trek map with Guide
We provide an online Annapurna base camp trek map that follows our Annapurna base camp trek itinerary. We also provide a map for a tailor-made Annapurna base camp trek, if you have opted for it. Through the map, you can see the flow of the trail, highlighted views, and villages for the night stop.
You can also get a hard copy of this map to carry along the trek. We highly suggest you go through the Annapurna base camp trek map before joining it to get an overview of the trail and ask your queries with your guide (if you get any).
Annapurna base camp trek clothing
Below is the list of things you will need during the trek. We also offer a printable checklist for Annapurna Base Camp Trek packing while traveling with us.
Annapurna base camp trek itinerary
Annapurna base camp trek begins with your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. The next day, you will take an amazing drive to Pokhara. Spending a night here, you drive to the starting point of the trek, Nayapul, and continue trekking along the bank of Burundi Khola to reach Tikhedhunga. The trail from here ascends to the beautiful Ghorepani village via Ulleri and Banthanti. Before leaving Ghorepani village, you hike up to Poon Hill to witness breath-taking sunrise. Later, drop down to Tadapani trekking through forests of rhododendron.
From Tadapani, the trail descends steeply to Kimrung Khola, and crossing a suspension bridge, you climb to Chhomrong. Further, you walk through fine villages like Bamboo, Dovan, Himalayas, and Deurali to reach Annapurna Base Camp. After spending some time at the ABC, you follow the same path and descend to Jhinu Danda via Deurali. Jhinu Danda is famous for its natural hot spring. Take time and enjoy the hot spring before leaving for Pothana, from where you drop down to Phedi and drive back to Pokhara.
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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264 ft] O/N at Hotel.
You will arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, where you will be met by our friendly staff and transferred to your hotel. Here you can relax after your journey or use the evening to explore the capital. O/N at the hotel. Included: Accommodation, Dinner.
Day 02: Drive/Flight to Pokhara.O/N at Hotel.
Today you have a choice of travel. You can either take the scenic route or drive to Pokhara (6-7 hours) through the terraced rice fields, taking in the Trishuli and Marsayangdi Rivers, and lush green hills. Or you can take a quick 20-minute flight. Whichever option you choose you shall be greeted by the famous Phewa lake and can spend the day relaxing by the lakeside. O/N at a hotel. Included: Accommodation, Breakfast.
Day 03: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedunga [1,560m/5,116ft] for 5 to 6 hours. O/N at Tea House.
From Pokhara, we will drive for 1.5 hours to Nayapul. Once there we will trek through Birethanti and Ramghai, along the bank of Burundi Khola, to Tikhedunga. This nice easy warm-up trek will be particularly popular for nature lovers and bird enthusiasts. Included: Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Day 04: Tikhedunga to Ghorepani [2,860m/9,380ft] 7 to 8 hours. O/N at Tea House.
After a walk up the stone steps that lead to Ulleri, we will take a break at Banthanti. Then we will trek for 6-7 hours through beautiful oak and rhododendron-filled forests until we reach Ghorepani. O/N in the lodge. Included: Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Day 05: Ghorepani to Tadapani [2,630m/8,626ft] 7 to 8 hours. O/N at Tea House.
We will take an early morning walk to Poonhill to watch the stunning sunrise, and witness the panoramic view of the mountains in the Annapurna Range, including Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Annapurna (8091m), and Mt. Machhapuchhre (6993m). After a break back at the lodge, we will trek through a trail of rhododendron forests to reach Tadapani. O/N in the lodge. Included: Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Day 06: Tadapani to Chhomrong [2,170m/7,176ft) 6 to 7 hours. O/N at Tea House.
We will begin our day by descending through the forest and walking down a steep hill to Kimrung Khola. We will then cross the suspension bridge then takes us on our walk to Gurjung. The trail then ascends up to Chhomrong– the gateway to the Annapurna Sanctuary – inhabited by the Gurung community. O/N in the lodge. Included: Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Day 07: Chhomrong to Himalaya [2,902m/9,577ft] 6 to 7 hours. O/N at Tea House.
On day 7 we trek down stone stairs, cross Chhomrong Khola, and climb up to Sinuwa – a nice, easy walk through forests adorned with orchids and ferns. Then we descend more stairs to Bamboo and then onto Dovan before finally approaching the great Himalayas. O/N in the lodge. Included: Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Day 08: Himalaya to Annapurna Base camp [4,130m/13,546ft] 6 to 7 hour. O/N at Tea House
Begin the day by ascending to Deurali. Climb the ancient stone stairs that lead you towards the scenic White Mountains, onto Machhapuchhre Base Camp, and then up to Annapurna Base Camp. Here you will see a 360-degree mountain view, including the giant Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), and several other magnificent peaks. O/N in the lodge. Included: Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Day 09: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo [2,310m/7,576ft) 7 to 8 hours. O/N at Tea House.
Start by trekking down to Machhapuchhre Base Camp where you can enjoy more stunning views of the mountains in the Annapurna Range, including Machhapuchhre (6993m), Lamjung Himal (6983m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna II (7937m), and Annapurna III (7555m). Then trace through Deurali and Himalaya back to Bamboo. O/N in the lodge. Included: Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Day 10: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda [5838 ft, 1780m] 7 to 8 hours. O/N at Tea House.
An exciting start to the day, that has us ascending through a wild jungle to Sinuwa, heading down to Chhomrong Khola, and climbing more stairs to Upper Chhomrong. Then we go down to Jhinu Danda where your efforts will be rewarded with a relaxing bath in the natural hot springs. O/N in the lodge. Included: Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Day 11: Jhinu Danda to Pothana [6199 ft, 1890m] 7 to 8 hours. O/N at Tea House
Begin the day by crossing the suspension bridge over the Modi River to reach Landruk. Then walk through the magnificent Oak Forest to Tolkha and finally finish the day with a 3-hour walk to Pothana. O/N in the lodge. Included: Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Day 12: Pothana to Pokhara [2690 ft, 1400m] 3 hours .O/N at Hotel.
It begins with a challenging trek through varied terrain to Dhampus. Once in Dhampus, you will walk past crop fields and traditional houses to reach Phedi. From here you can rest as we drive back to Pokhara, where you can enjoy the evening in one of the most relaxing spots in the country. Included: Accommodation, Breakfast, and Lunch.
Day 13: Drive/Flight to Kathmandu .O/N at Hotel.
Whether you choose to drive or fly back to Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel and are free to enjoy the last day of your trip to the heart of the capital. Included: Accommodation, Breakfast, and Dinner
Day 14: Final Day
On your last day, we will drop you off at the airport to make sure you make your flight with plenty of time and wonderful memories. Included: Breakfast
- Airport/hotel pick up and drop off by private car
- Two nights 3-star hotel in Kathmandu / Pokhara Bed and Breakfast plan
- Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) in the whole trekking
- Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu By tourist bus or up to your request
- Trekking map
- An experienced Government license holder guide
- Trekking porter/Sherpa who will carry your bags during the trekking
- Insurance, salary, equipment, transportation, local tax for guide and porter
- Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
- All necessary paper works and national park entry permits
- Travel and rescue arrangement
- TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System)
- All government taxes and tourist service charge
What's not included
- Meals in Kathmandu before and after trekking
- Your travel insurance ( Rescue )
- Tips for trekking staff and driver
- Drinks (hot, cold, and alcoholic)
- Personal shopping and laundry etc
- Personal trekking equipment
- Light and expedition weight thermal tops
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Sleeping bag rated to 0 degrees (3/4 season)
- Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
- Head lamp (eg Petzl) spare bulbs & batteries
- Lightweight thermal gloves
- Small padlock to lock trek bag
- Underwear (4)
- Basic First Aid Kit (see First Aid Medicine below)
- Waterproof shell jacket (preferably breathable fabric)
- Plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
- Shorts (2)
- Daypack (35-40 litres/2500-3000 cubic inches)
- Lightweight cotton long trousers/pants
- Camping mattress, eg thermarest pad
- Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
- Water bottles (2)
- Sun hat or scarf
- Warm fleece hat or light balaclava
- Small wash towel
- T-shirts (2)
- Footwear appropriate to the trip
- Thin, lightweight (inner socks) (4)
- Waterproof shell trousers/pants (preferably breathable fabric)
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These reviews are from the travellers who have travelled with us previously.
Annapurna Base Camp and Pokhara
I had the best adventure ever together with my friends doing the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
From the moment the manager from My Everest Trip picked us up at the airport we were so excited about Nepal and our trek. We had a few days in Kathmandu before our trek and Puru was very helpful making sure the taxi drivers would not cheat us, showing us good places to eat and shop, and helping with everything we needed. Before the trek, he made sure we had a very good briefing and we were very surprised to hear he would guide the tour himself together with his assistant guide Ratna.
The trek was hard work and great fun. All the staff joining in on the trek was passionate about their work. Some of the porters did not speak much English, but we communicated the best we could and laughed a lot because one of my friends is a bit of an actor and always tried to act out what she wanted to tell them. Puru was the whole trek present and kind, not only to us but to everybody we meet, One day we walked with a group from another company and Puru noticed that one of the girls was struggling a bit and without a word, he just took her backpack so she could walk freer.
There is no doubt in my mind that the people at My Everest Trip led by Puru represent modern Nepal with deep roots in tradition, culture, and humility. They are modest people with great knowledge of their country
After the trek, we had plans to stay a few days on our own in Pokhara just to relax and do paragliding. Before Puru went back to Kathmandu he arranged for a nice hotel and our bus ticket back to Kathmandu where he would meet us and go for dinner together.
We are very thankful for the personal service we received, we could not have wished for anything more, except maybe for more time in Nepal, so I think we need to go back and meet all the good and warm-hearted people again.
I give you my warmest recommendation.
Top Agency in Nepal
My Everest trip is a top professional and highly valued Trekking agency. Due to my work as a teacher on a Danish “Højskole”, I go every second year to Nepal for trekking. I started to work with My Everest Trip 6 years ago and I appreciate the hard work they put into making our stay in Nepal pleasant.
I did the Annapurna Base Camp trek twice with different groups of students both times with the guide Yam, who always does a great job connecting with the young people, leading the way, and spreading happiness when they struggle on the trails.
Many years of experience and good management place this agency among the top trekking agencies in Nepal and I will continue working with this agency in the years to come.
I highly value the service offered to me by the staff at My Everest Trip. The agency and the Annapurna Base Camp trek were recommended to me by friends and I surely understand why. All members of the team are responsible and polite people.
I always travel alone with the purpose of meeting new friends, so I specifically asked for a fixed departure where I would be grouped up with other people.
The group was led by Ratna, who is an experienced guide in the Annapurna region. This shows in the way he manages everything. Any concern I might have before starting the trek was blown away the minute I meet the guide and the porters. I see how well they are treated by the manager and they were very happy and just as excited to go as I was. After a few days, I actually ended up spending the evenings playing cards with the porters which were great fun.
The days in these beautiful surroundings passed so quickly and I was really sad when I had to say goodbye to all my new friends.
I hope I will return to Nepal one day and meet all my new friends again.
4 weeks in Nepal
I had the privilege to spend 4 weeks in Nepal in the autumn of 2018. I wanted to do a long trek mixed with relaxation and cultural experiences. My aim was to get out of Kathmandu as quickly as possible after my arrival and start the trek. Puru put up a very good schedule for me.
The day after my arrival in Kathmandu we took off for Pokhara and on day 3 my trek started. This was a very good option for me as I needed some peace of mind, and this trek and the staff that followed me did a fantastic job giving me just that.
After the trek, I spend a few days in Pokhara visiting beautiful sights and just enjoying life. Then I went by bus to Chitwan where Puru had booked a room at a very nice resort and arranged for activities like jungle safari and bird watching.
After some quiet days in Chitwan, I was ready to face Kathmandu and spend a few days here visiting all the must-sees here and doing some shopping in Thamel
Puru is not only an expert in putting up trips, he is also an expert in reading his clients and what they need. Customizing this journey down to every little detail like bus tickets was just what I needed and I left Nepal feeling like a new person.
I cannot thank Puru and all his employees enough and I will return one day.
Super Annapurna Trek
I understand why this trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal and why My Everest Trip is so highly valued by its clients. I had the pleasure to do this trek with the guide Krishna and he did a fantastic job.
All aspects of the trek were very well taken care of by Puru and I could just enjoy every moment of my walk. If I faced an obstacle on the way, Krishna would help me to overcome it in a nice and polite way. This trek has a long daily walk, but in good company with nice people, it’s not a problem.
I would love to do another trek with all my new friends at My Everest Trip in the future, and I recommend the company to other trekkers, who want good value at a reasonable cost
This is a trek that should be on everybody’s to-do list. I did this trek with sine friends, Before, during, and after The trek, The team at My Everest Trip did a fantastic job making this an unforgettable trip. The trek is a bit hard but Our guide always makes it The Best way for us.
I highly recommend this Company and will Absolutely to here again if I come back to Nepal In The future
Thank you everybody at My Everest Trip. Hope we meet again.
Best trekking in Nepal
Best trip in Nepal. Puru is the best guide you could wish for. I went to Nepal alone to do a trekking trip and I went to Anapurna with Puru. I was a little scared about the trip but when I knew Puru everything goes relaxed.
Really the best trekking with the best guide.
Different layers and attractions
I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends Nepal is an incredible country with many different layers and attractions. It’s no wonder this country that’s tucked away in the mountains attracts so many different kinds of people: hippies in hemp clothing with dreadlocks and ukuleles strapped to their hips, old retiree’s looking for adventure in their moonlight years, adrenaline junkies looking to challenge their own selves and conquer some of the world’s most enticing and deadly peaks. Regardless of what sort of person you are when you arrive here, this place will change you! I’ve heard it been said that you do not go to Nepal for a vacation, you go for an adventure. Any adventurer will tell you that if you’re setting out on an adventure that’s going to be physically demanding and where you’ll know it will be pushing you to limits you hadn’t come close to yet, it’s important to have a plan and understand what you’re getting involved with. That, my dear reader, is where my good friend comes to your rescue. Puru is a guide who I met during my first Nepal trek as we climbed up to Poon Hill and then up to Annapurna Base Camp. He was guiding a middle-aged Chinese woman and our group of three finished our first day off at their heels talking about the trek and our hopes for the weather. He was very kind and patient with us right from the beginning as the girls and I asked him various questions regarding what in the hell we were getting ourselves into. Throughout the next week, our two groups were always around each other. Sometimes we stayed in the same lodges in the same towns, other days we would catch each other on the trails and stop for water breaks. This was all very nice and kind and Puru was extremely knowledgeable about the mountains and was willing to help us out with whatever questions we had (while still having the self-confidence to laugh if we were asking stupid, redundant questions and would tell us so). It wasn’t until the end of our trek that I realized what a fantastic man Puru really is, what sets him aside from the several other guides I had already met. When we were all at the top of Annapurna Base Camp we were caught in a heavy snowstorm with a mean wind. There was a group of us close to 10 people at the top and we were all outside laughing and screaming into the wind that threatened our descent. I wrote about this situation in one of my previous blogs, but essentially Puru had taken me aside and knowing that I was familiar with copious amounts of snow and being in the mountains, told me that it was up to the two of us to get the rest of the group down safely. The snowstorm had completely erased the trail that we had used the day before so we would have to create our own new path down the mountain through the avalanche zone. Puru fearlessly leads the way through uncharted territory with enough confidence to make the entire group, including myself, feel just as confident as he. One of our group slipped from the edge of our path and began falling down but Puru instantly jumped from the ledge and caught her from falling too far down the mountain face, me hot on his heels. We weren’t even part of his group, just a crew of tourists who he had taken under his wing to make sure that we would enjoy our time and make it through safely. I contacted Puru once we had gotten back to Kathmandu and asked him for some advice on planning my hike up to Everest Base Camp. With a great smile and a cup of tea, he welcomed me into his office in the heart of Kathmandu and helped me plan everything I needed for this next adventure of mine. Puru and his team have trekked through all of the areas in Nepal and are obvious experts. He helped me customize my own itinerary and helped me arrange everything from the flights down to what sort of clothing and snacks we should bring. As if that wasn’t enough after we had booked flights he was able to change our flight dates multiple times for us – free of charge. He was even able to arrange for my friend and me to take a helicopter up into the mountains without additional cost – a very rare thing I’m told! Puru was not just a man who is looking to expand his business, but a man who genuinely wants to help you have the best time possible in his beautiful country. His company can help arrange any treks you are interested in doing. He is an incredible guide who is able to take the fittest of the fit and the frailest of the frail up these mountains. But most importantly, he is an incredible human being with a kind heart. Over the few weeks, that Puru and I came to know each other, I’m honored to be able to call him a brother. If you ever go to Nepal and find yourself yearning for adventure, look no further than Puru at My Everest Trip for all the help you could ever need. Check out his website for information on how to get a hold of him and what sort of services he provides to his family. https://www.myeveresttrip.com.
- Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and continue to Nayapul Pul, enjoying breath-taking sceneries.
- Spend a night in a beautiful Ghorepani village surrounded by snow-capped mountains and rhododendron forests.
- Hike to Poon Hill to witness gorgeous sunrise with the backdrop of western Himalayan mountains Trek through remote mountain villages and lush green forests.
- Come across a range of flora and fauna along the trail.
- Observe the daily lifestyle, culture, and traditions of the locals.
- Explore Annapurna Base Camp, the base of Mt. Annapurna (the tenth highest mountain in the world).
- Enjoy a natural hot spring in Jhinu Danda.
- Himalayan mountains like Annapurna Range, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Gangapurna, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Machhapuchhre, and many others decorate the entire trail.
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