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14 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek

 

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Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is regarded as legendary, classical, and heavenly and one of the world’s best holiday packages. Experience walking through the diverse tranquil landscape, terraced fields, and attractive Gurung and Magar villages with wide varieties of flora and fauna.

Every year more than 55,000 trekkers visit Nepal for the Annapurna Base Camp trekking as it is a less challenging and short trek in Nepal. This 14 Days Annapurna Trek is the best choice for those trekkers who want to explore the splendidly beautiful Himalayas peaks of the Annapurna Region. You can witness various mountains including Annapurna (10th highest peak in the world), Dhaulagiri (7th highest peak in the world), Himchuli, Gangapurna, Fishtail Mountain, and many more. This trek ensures a lifetime experience with its scenic beauty as well as gives you an insight into the natural and diverse cultural heritage of the Annapurna region.

Spring is the most popular time to do this trek. During this time of the year, the mountains are painted with blossomed rhododendron forest and the views of the Himalayas are crystal clear.

This 14 Annapurna Base Camp Trekking embarks from Nayapul which is a one-hour drive from Pokhara. The trail takes us through many Gurung and Magar villages, rhododendron and bamboo forests, and fine terraces. Machhapurchchhre Base Camp is another major highlight of this route as ABC passes through MBC. This trek allows you to view two base camps in a single trek. The trail then finally takes you to the astonishing amphitheater which is also called the Annapurna sanctuary. When you get to the Annapurna Base Camp, you will be surrounded by snowcapped mountains from all sides with astonishing 360-degree views of the unbelievable gift of nature.

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Major Highlights of 14 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

  • Explore the village of Gurungs, Ghorepani.
  • Get the best sunrise view over Annapurna Range from Poonhill.
  • Get to two base camps in a single trek.
  • Relaxation at a natural hot spring in Jhinu Danda after days of trekking.
  • Explore the different ethnic diversity of Nepal.
  • Get closer to the remote lifestyle of the locals in the mountains.
  • Enjoy your time in Pokhara, the city of lakes after the completion of the trek
  • Exotic floras and faunas throughout the trails.

14 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Itinerary

1st Day: Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmandu

2nd Day: Kathmandu Drive to Pokhara (6-7 hours)

3rd Day: Pokhara Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Tikhedhunga (2,050 m), 5-6 hours

4th Day: Tikhedhunga Trek to Ghorepani (2,860 m), 6-7 hours

5th Day: Ghorepani Trek to Tadapani(2,600 m), 5-6 hours

6th Day: Tadapani Trek to Chhomrong (2,100 m), 4-5 hours.

7th Day: Chhomrong Trek to Bamboo (2,310 m), 5-6 hours.

8th Day: Bamboo Trek to Deurali (3,230 m), 5-6 hours.

9th Day: Deurali Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 m) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3,700 m), 5-6 hours.

10th Day: Annapurna Base Camp Trek to Bamboo (2,310 m), 6-7 hours.

11th Day: Bamboo Trek to Jhinu Danda (1,780 m), 4-5 hours.

12th Day: Jhinu Danda Trek to Nayapul (5-6 hours) and Drive to Pokhara (1:30 hours)

13th Day: Pokhara Drive to Kathmandu. (6-7 hours)

14th Day: Departure from Tribhuvan International Airport

Best time to do this trek

Any time of the year is suitable to do this trek. Still, monsoon might not be as suitable. There is a probability of heavy rainfall and dark clouds. The bad weather prevents you to view the beautiful ranges clearly. Also, a high number of leeches and slippery ways make trekking quite risky.

Autumn Season

Autumn which prevails from September to November is the best time for this trek. This season brings a dry climate and clear blue skies. The moderate weather offers crisp and unobstructed views of the mountains. With the cool climate, trekking is comfortable with less humidity and less perspiration. If you want to trek in Nepal, autumn is perfect to enjoy its magnificence.

Winter Season

Trekking in Annapurna during winter is possible as it is comparatively less crowded. So, if you’re someone who prefers peace and quiet overcrowding and noise, then do trek in winter. The dry weather brings amazing views of the snow-covered ranges. The only down fact is that it will be very cold and will snow at times. However, with proper equipment and guidance trekking is possible safely.

But, from December-January you have to be extremely careful of avalanches. Snow is a high probability as you ascend higher. The mornings are foggy and very cold nights. But if you’re up for the cold, then you should do it carefully and the professional guidance of NHT. At any time of the year, trekkers should be careful and trek with precision.

Spring Season

Spring is another great season to do this trek. The mild warm weather makes trekking convenient. Spring brings the colorful flowers and greenery in bloom. The weather is perfect with clear skies and glistening mountains. Annapurna region known for its natural beauty is glorious in this season. The rhododendrons of red and white colors are in full bloom. This makes the trails ever so radiant. More so the biodiversity of the exotic flowers makes trekking a fantastic experience you ought not to miss.

Food and Accommodation:

During your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara, you will be accommodated in a three-star hotel or similar facility whereas, during the trek, teahouse/Lodges are the only options. During the trek, you will be accommodated on a twin-shared basis and a single room is provided at your request with additional cost.

Hygienic foods are provided during the trekking days. We will provide three-times meals during your trek. You can find varieties of options for food such as pizza, pasta, fried rice, and many more but when you are in the mountain Nepali typical Dal, Bhat, and Tarkari is the best. It is fresh, healthy, and fulfilling, plus you can ask for a refill. You will be provided the best food available as per the menu. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners from our side.

Health and Physical Requirements:

ABC trek is a moderate level trek, thus this trek is convenient for individuals, families, and groups who can walk 4–6 hours a day with a light backpack. Walking at a higher altitude requires more physical fitness. But if you are in good health with average physical fitness, you can make this trek.

You need to prepare yourself properly before the trek. Exercising regularly before the trek is a great idea to improve your stamina. Past trekking experience is not compulsory though certainly helpful.

If you are suffering from heart, blood diseases, and lung problems, then you should consult your doctor before the trek.

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How Difficult is the Manaslu Circuit Trek?

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Manaslu Circuit Trek is the perfect alternative for the Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp. This trek provides a great and serene trekking experience to every trekking enthusiast.

Manaslu region is one of the most remote and isolated areas of the country. Hence, many factors can make your Manaslu Circuit trek difficult. Cold Weather, High Altitude, and slippery paths to the mountains are some of the common difficulty factors of Manaslu Trekking.

Some of the difficulties, which one can face during the Manaslu Circuit Trek, are explained below:

1. Weather Condition

One of the major difficulties you will face during your Manaslu Circuit trek is the weather condition. The weather in Manaslu Region never remains constant. You can experience various weather changes such as chilling cold winter, heavy rainfalls, the blazing sun as well as freezing nights.

The walking days are normally sunny and warm but the nights are cold. Hence, you need to pack up warm clothes for the cold nights.

Trekking to Mount Manaslu is less famous in summer due to heavy rainfall. The trekking trail gets sloppy, tricky, and loaded with leeches, which causes more trouble.

Spring is the best season for Manaslu Trekking because of the mind-boggling perspectives on the snow-topped mountains. It is likewise incredible to trek to Mount Manaslu during the spring season since you will have the option to observe the sprouting of Rhododendrons and the wonderful green vegetation.

Autumn is the peak season to trek the Manaslu Circuit because of the charming atmosphere, stable temperature, and astounding perspectives on excellent mountains secured with a day off.

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2. Altitude sickness

Acute Mountain Sickness is very normal while trekking to higher elevations. Manaslu Trek is very daring as a result of the variety of the scenes. Hence, one of the common difficulties during this trekking is adjusting yourself to the high altitude.

The absolute bottom of the trek is Seti Khola which is at the altitude of 700m while the highest point is the Larkya Pass which is at 5,106 meters. The higher the elevation, the higher the danger of getting the sickness.

The regular symptoms of Altitude Sickness are migraine, loss of hunger, weariness, and so forth. The most ideal approach to deal with altitude sickness is resting and acclimatizing properly. Make yourself hydrated and take a rest to keep yourself away from mountain sickness.

3. Distance

The total distance of the Manaslu circuit trek is around 177 KM and lies in the northern Himalayan scope of Nepal. This trekking comprises of 15–20 KM walk each day for around 10–12 days with a few days for resting and acclimatizing according to the itinerary.

The starting day may feel a bit challenging, as one needs to walk tough and downhill. There are some places where there are no suspension bridges and you need to cross the thrilling river via the temporary wooden bridges.

The challenging part of the trek is crossing the Larkya La pass, which is at an elevation of 5213 meters and is very testing while contrasted with different pieces of the trek. The longer uneven terrains and rocky trails can cause trouble for people who are not fully fit. Hence, one needs to be mentally and physically strong before going for Manaslu Trek.

 

4. Duration of the Trek

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The duration of Manaslu Circuit Trek relies on the package you pick. The trekking duration ranges from about fourteen days to three weeks and goes as long as a month either.

You can diminish and build the number of days according to your benefit. You have to walk for around 6 to 8 hours consistently aside from the resting and acclimatization days. Walking can be extreme for your body if you are new to trekking.

This trekking trail goes through various villages, dense forests, suspension bridges, rivers, etc. Thus, it is imperative to prepare yourself by walking for around 3 to 4 hours consistently at your home spot before going for the real trekking. You can speed stroll on the stairs if there is no climbing place around your area. You need to concentrate on building stamina and setting yourself up for a higher height before going for Manaslu Trekking.

5. Preparation

Preparing is the best strategy to keep you fit during the trekking endeavor. It will assist you in changing your body effectively at a higher height and diminish the muscle strain. Preparing will likewise assist you with being fit both physically and mentally during the trekking venture. Hence, it is prescribed to prepare you for any event for a month before going for Manaslu Trek.

Also see:

  • Manaslu Trek Permit and Cost

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Manaslu Trek Permit and their Cost

As a keen traveler, I know that you have researched everything about Manaslu trekking. However, you maybe miss out on something, and especially about the Manaslu Trekking Permit Cost. So, how much does the Manaslu Trek Permit cost?

To answer this question, I have come up with this article describing the actual cost of the Manaslu trek permit.

First of all, Manaslu Trek Permit Cost hugely depends on the month you are trekking, number of trekking days and in which season are you trekking (Spring and Autumn). Manaslu Circuit Trek is located in a restricted and isolated region of Nepal. Manaslu trekking has been overshadowed by other famous treks such as Everest Trekking and Annapurna Trekking over the past year. However, this around Manaslu treks is gaining much more popularity in the recent times due to its unspoiled and unexplored beauty.

To trek in this restricted region, you need a total of three different special permits issued by the Government of Nepal, Ministry of Home Affairs, Department of Immigration at Kalikasthan, Dillibazar, Kathmandu.

 

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Manaslu Circuit Trek Permit Cost Details:

Three different special permits with cost are:

Manaslu Restricted Permit Fee:

If you are planning to trek aournd Manaslu trek from September to November (Autumn), the permit will cost you USD 70 for the first seven days and USD 10 for each additional days

Similarly, from December to August (Winter, Spring, and Summer), Manaslu trek permit will cost USD 50 for the first seven days and USD 7 for each additional days

Manaslu Conservation Area Permit Fee:

  • MCAP Entry Fee for SAARC: NRs.1000 per person
  • MCAP Entry Fee for other nationals: NRs.3000 per person

Annapurna Conservation Area Permit Fee (ACAP):

  • ACAP Entry Fee for SAARC: NRs. 1000 per person
  • ACAP Entry Fee for other nationals: NRs.3000 per person

If you choose Tsum Valley as a side-trip, then you need to add one more permits — Tsum Valley permit. It will cost USD 35 per person for one week.

Whereas, you can also continue Annapurna Circuit Trek or Annapurna base camp Trek. You need to apply for the TIMS card. It will cost USD 10 per person.

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Manaslu Trekking Permits Terms and Conditions:

  • Children under 10 years of age do not require any permit.
  • Trekkers need to apply as an individual entry permit for MCAP and ACAP
  • An entry permit is non-refundable as well as non-transferable and valid for the single entry only
  • The person entering the Conservation Area shall abide by the National Park and Wildlife Conservation Act, 2029 B.S. (1973) and the Regulations made under this Act
  • Entry Permits will not be issued from any check posts along the trekking routes of the Conservation Areas. It is only available from Kathmandu and Pokhara tourism board office
  • Entry permits must be carried during the entire trek and should be shown in checkpoint
  • Above Manaslu trek, permit cost include 13% Value Added Tax (VAT) and all other government taxes

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When is the Best Time to do Annapurna Circuit Trek?

 

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Annapurna Circuit Trek is considered as one of the best long-distance treks in the world. This Annapurna trek takes you around the Annapurna region and offers the flavors of natural beauty and cultural variations.

When is the best time to do Annapurna Circuit Trek? It is the most common question we get about this trek. So, that is what I’ll be explaining in this article.

Trekking in the best time means you can trek under perfect weather conditions. Also, you can get the best scenic views of the Himalayan ranges and the surrounding landscapes. In addition to that, you won’t have to face challenges due to unpredictable weather.

 

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Annapurna Circuit Trek in Autumn – Best Time for Annapurna Circuit Trek

Autumn is the best time to trek in the Annapurna circuit. Autumn season span between three months; September, October, and November. And the time between mid-September to mid-November is the peak time to go.

The Autumn season in Nepal offers the most stable weather and temperature conditions of the year. At this time of the year, the weather is usually bright and sunny with a cloudless sky. You can get the picturesque view of the surrounding landscapes. It is a popular time for star watching as well since the nights are mostly clear during Autumn.

There is a very low chance of rainfall. However, you might encounter a few occasional downpours. You will have easy trekking under the nice and warm sunlight. The daytime temperature is mild. At nights, the temperature can drop to zero. However, with some warm gear, you will do great.

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Annapurna Circuit Trek in Spring – Best Time for Annapurna Trekking

Spring is the second-peak season for trekking in the Annapurna circuit. March, April, and May mark spring in Nepal. Spring is also considered as the season of colors. The trails are covered with colorized wildflowers and Rhododendron blossoms. The combo of fresh air with the sweet fragrance of wildflowers is refreshing.

Skies are clear with frequent white and low clouds making illusive images on the sky. The weather tends to remain stable for a long span of time. During Spring, there are very few chances of snowfall and rainfalls in the Annapurna region.

You will see the dazzling views of Himalayan ranges, valleys, hills, and mountains. Spring arrives after winter. With the arrival of Spring, the wildlife and plants in the region rejuvenate after their winter hibernation. You’ll see the sprouts of grasses tearing the ground. Likewise, you’ll see the trees grow buds that grow into infant leaves.

 

Annapurna Circuit Trekking in Winter – Off-Season

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The Annapurna Circuit Trek is a moderate level trekking. You can go on this trek whenever of the year. Be that as it may, Annapurna circuit trek in this of the year (Winter and Monsoon) isn’t as famous as in the peak seasons (Autumn and Spring).

The Annapurna circuit trek takes you to the height of 5416 meters at the Thorong La Pass and the weather at this point is unpredictable. Because of its high elevation, the temperature can be freezing. Subsequently, the pass encounters blanketed climate. The pass remains dipped inside the huge piles of snow and thus remains closed for trekking.

Hence, we don’t recommend trekking in the Annapurna Circuit in winter. Trekking in winter implies you will see overwhelming snowfalls at other higher regions on the trek as well. The snowfalls are commonly joined by cruel snowstorms. Indeed, even the nearby local in the higher altitude move towards the lower rises to get away from the horrid winter.

To the challenging trekkers, the Annapurna circuit trek in winter is an ideal experience.

Annapurna Circuit Trekking in Monsoon – Off-Season

Rainstorm and Summer coincide in the Annapurna area. This implies the Annapurna area will get hot and wet simultaneously in Monsoon. Rainstorm is the point at which you will see visit overwhelming storms in the Annapurna area.

In monsoon, it usually rains during the evenings and continues till the following morning. Due to this, the path in monsoon turns out to be excessively wet and dangerous. Likewise, the storm downpour causes the water in the waterways, streams, and cascades to rise.

Conclusion

Annapurna Circuit Trek is doable at any time of the year. But you need to be well-prepared for the difficulties you may face in the trek. However, if you want to trek in the perfect season then, Spring and Autumn if the best time for you. And if you love adventure and want to avoid the crowd then, monsoon and winter is the best time for you.

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7 Things To Know Before Going On Manaslu Circuit Trekking

 

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Manaslu Circuit trekking, without any second thoughts, is one of the most amazing treks in Nepal that you don’t want to miss this year. And I don’t have to tell you about how astonishing the trekking route is because I know that you have don’t the research on this trek as a mature traveler.

Besides the beautiful trails and the scenic view, I would like to tell you about the top 7 things while Manaslu Circuit trekking that you may want to know. So to all the travelers and trekkers, here are the comprehensive pieces of information that may act as the apples and oranges on the trek.

1. Not A Lone Ranger’s Cup Of Tea:

Do you want to trek solo in the Manaslu Region? FYI, that cannot be possible because the Manaslu Conservation Area does not permit someone to trek solo. So, you might want to save the Alexander Supertramp spirit for the other treks.

To trek in Manaslu Region, there must be at least a group of two, accompanied by a trekking guide. The other Manalsu Trek permits you will need are Restricted Area Permit, Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP), and Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Permit.

2. Mind Those Rocks:

No wonder, they don’t allow solo trek in the Manaslu circuit because some part of the trail is prone to landslides and rockfall. So, you may want to pay extra attention during the trek. You will encounter the landslide area while you pass your way from Khorlabesi to Tatopani. And the major one lies from Dobhan to Yaru.

Moreover, if you are up to taking a trip to serene Serang Gompa, then the old trail is likely to landslides. And the final warning I want you to consider is from Samdo to Dharamshala, especially after you cross the Larke pass. So Mind those rocks!

3. Going to the mountains? Oh, not Shringi Himal:

Mt. Manaslu is the 7th highest mountain in the world and is considered to be the toughest one to climb. If you want to climb any mountains during the trek, you can after taking a climbing permit from the relevant authority for a certain fee.

However, from a religious point of view of Buddhism, you are not allowed to set foot on Shringi Himal due to its religious significance and is considered a very sacred mountain. And a related tale goes with Mt. Fishtail.

Related trips:

  • Tsum Valley Trek
  • Lower Manaslu Trek

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4. No booking for Manaslu Circuit Trekking? Big Problem!

The Manaslu trek is one of the most enticing trails you can choose to go trekking in Nepal. In addition to that, you won’t find much traffic on the trail since other trekking trails overshadow the Manaslu circuit. This is the case if you do this trek in the offseason.

However, if you are trekking in Manaslu and that time is during the peak season, getting a room can be quite a problem for you. So, a smart move would be to book yourself a proper night’s sleep beforehand or some days before reaching the village itself. It’s easy.

And another thing I want to remind you is that you will come across a place called Dharamshala, last village before Larkye La Pass. And the gest to this notice is that Dharamshala only has one lodge. Yea! that’s right, just one lodge with about eight rooms available for pre-booking. Otherwise, you will have to spend the night in tents as we did. Due to its sole dominance, the lodge offers you a low profile service with expensive fees. So, be prepared.

5. Imprint ‘Tashi Delek’ In Your Mind :

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Learning to greet the local way, is a cool thing to do in any country. It is a way to socialize with the people and also a way to give the native a feeling that you admire their culture. ‘Tashi Delek’ is the way to greet people in Tibetan Culture.

Basically, ‘Tashi’ means auspicious and ‘Delek’ means fine which refers to Goodluck or Blessings. So, you ever come across people during any trek in Nepal, let all your Tibetan out and say “Tashi Delek”

6. What about Transportation in Manaslu Circuit Trekking:

Talking about transportation, the road officially ends at Soti Khola and later continues from Dharapani after completing the Larkye La Pass. Arughat is the starting point of the trail, but you can also ride up to Soti Khola. It is completely up to you. The official Manaslu trek ends at Besisahar. However, you can cheat a little by catching a bus from Dharapani.

7. Want To Be Closer To Your Closed Ones?

If you are wondering which network works in the Manaslu Circuit, CDMA networks are preferred over NTC and NCell. It is the network used by most of the natives. And one thing you should know is that the CDMA network does not work with all the cellphones. Hence, you may have to buy a phone in Kathmandu itself as it comes very cheap.

Related trips:

  • Manaslu Circuit Trekking with Tsum Valley

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Best Time For Everest Base Camp Trek: When to go?

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Everest Base Camp Trek is the most popular trek in Nepal which takes you to the foothill of the world’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest (8848m). The trek takes you on an adventurous journey that you will remember for a lifetime. As it is high-altitude trekking, you must know when is the best time to trek to Everest Base Camp.

Generally, Autumn (September to November) and Spring (March to May) are considered the best time for Everest Base Camp Trek. However, this Everest Trek is doable at any time of the year.

Each season has its pros and cons. So, when should you trek to Everest Base Camp depends on the experience that you are looking for on the trek.

Thus, you must learn about the weather condition of the trekking region to assure the best trekking experience. Few factors determine to decide on the best time for Everest Base Camp Trek which are weather conditions, the busyness of the trail, and the availability of guided tours.

So, here is a detailed overview of the weather and temperature conditions of each season that may help you to decide the best time you should do the Everest Base Camp Trek.

Best Time for Everest Base Camp Trek
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Spring (March-May)

Spring is probably one of the best times to trek to the Everest Base Camp as well as for the Everest Expedition. The spring season starts in early March and ends in May. During the springtime, the weather is stable and dry which is perfect for trekking and high-altitude climbing.

The days are bright and sunny with clear blue skies offering you the perfect view of the mountains and the surrounding landscapes. As spring comes after the cold winter, there is a very minimal chance of rainfall. The temperature is also quite warm and stable which is favorable for trekking.

As the weather is ideal for trekking, the route is the busiest during spring. Also, you will likely come across many climbers and summiteers on the route as it is the peak time to summit Mount Everest.

The region is also the most vibrant at this time of the year, with many of the routes flanked by flowering rhododendrons.

Autumn (September – October)

Autumn is the most popular and the best time for the Everest Base Camp Trek. Clear days are a major factor that makes this popular trekking season. Although the days are quite colder (nights even colder), you will forget about the cold weather when you will have wonderful vistas and perfect views of majestic mountain peaks. The odd snowstorm has been known to hit the region during this time so be sure to pack correctly!

Since it is the peak season for Everest trekking, the trail is packed with travelers all around the world. Thus, pre-booking is a necessity, especially for the Everest Flights and the Accommodation.

Furthermore, if you don’t like the crowded trails then, you can also choose the lesser hiked Everest Base Camp Routes such as Everest Gokyo Trek.

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Winter (December to February)

The Winter months are considered the offseason for this Everest Trek. The region is the coldest during this period of the year but you can still trek. During the winter season, the days are relatively shorter and you will face snowfall. Thus, the routes that involve crossing big mountain passes like the Everest three high passes trek are normally remained closed due to the snowfall.

The weather is fairly stable and dry during winter. So, it is totally possible to trek to Everest Base Camp in these months.

However, you must be ready to face the extreme cold. The temperatures can get as cold as -30°C at night at high altitudes. So, bringing the correct gear is very important.

If the cold weather is ok for you and you want to avoid the crowds, then this time of the year is perfect for you. In addition to that, the best views of the snow-capped mountain you can get is during winter.

Summer/Monsoon (June – August)

Rain, rain, and more rain. The monsoon season is in full swing during this time of year as the warm, moisture-laden water from the Indian Ocean causes rapid downpours. The routes tend to be very empty with only high-altitude die-hards braving the rains.

Slippery trails, leeches, and the lack of mountain views seem to be sufficient to off-putting most trekkers from visiting.

If you want to trek in the monsoon then you may look for the rain shadowed area for trekking. The Annapurna Circuit is a good example of one of these rain-protected areas.

Conclusion for Best Time for Everest Base Camp Trek:

1. The Best Time for Everest Base Camp Trek is in the fall, starting from mid-October until mid-December.

2. Best time in spring, start from mid-March until Mid May.

3. You can trek to EBC with less traffic along the way would be around the first 3 weeks of December.

4. The second best time to trek Everest Base Camp Trek with less traffic along the way would be May until the first two weeks of June.

I hope this article helps you to plan the best time for the Everest Base Camp trek. Furthermore, if you have any questions or queries regarding this trek or any other trek in Nepal, please feel free to contact us.

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Zip Flying in Nepal

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Zip flyer is one of the various adventurous activities in Nepal. Being a country with a varied landscape, Nepal is one of the major destinations in the world to experience adventurous activities such as trekking to the base of the world’s highest mountain i.e Everest Base Camp Trek, white water river rafting, paragliding, zip flying in Nepal and so on. Before descending into the plain lowlands, the high, sky-touching Himalayas is lowered down like a hill, forming a sloppy and thick green forest structure.

Adventure Sports in Nepal

The white and thick snow-covered mountain has been the major feature of Nepal which has been alluring most tourists to Nepal. Most tourist who comes to Nepal is either climbers or trekkers. Their admiration for these mountain resources is what makes us happy and grateful for the things that we have. These mountain ranges have only been a source of attraction to climbers or trekkers but also for the people who love to add adventure and thrill to their journey.

The paragliding in Pokhara or bungee jumping above the thriving Bhote Koshi River at the Tibetan border or zip flying in Nepal, the Himalayas of Nepal has really contributed to making Nepal an adventurous destination for many people.

Zip Flying in Nepal

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Along with the various dangerous adventures and thrilling activities, zip flying in Nepal is one of the best adventures you can experience in Nepal. It simply pokes a child in you and is one of the fun activities you will ever get to do in your life.

The hills of Nepal are lowered down to form plains, so, you can possibly imagine the varied landscape of Nepal. While on a trip to the famous Manakamana temple, you must have traveled through one of the transportation systems in Nepal which is a cable car. You know how it feels to hang through a wire and transport from one place to the other.

But in a zip flyer, you won’t get a well-equipped box-like structure to be in and enjoy the whole view. The fact that there is no well-equipped box-like structure to make you feel so comfortable and safe is what makes the zip flyer an amazing adventurous activity to try on.

Zip Flying in Pokhara

In Nepal, you can enjoy the ride on a zip flyer in Pokhara. A ride of 1800 meters long that makes 1.8 kilometers has 2000 feet vertical drop that makes 600 meters. This ride lasts for 2 minutes and is not recommended for people who have back problems or neck problems or if they are pregnant. If you have the fear of height, then this ride is not for you to enjoy. If you have a true adrenaline rush then you can definitely try this ride. The weight limit for this ride is between 35 kilograms to 125 kilograms. The ride inclines 56 degrees and is the tallest, longest, and steepest zip line in the world.

This ride surely is going to be something you won’t get to experience when you go to other countries. As already said before, this ride is the longest and steepest ride in the world and you also won’t get to view all the vistas that make Nepal a beautiful country whenever you go to other countries. Imagine the butterflies in your stomach and goosebumps all over your body and the views that you are surrounded with. This makes you drool for this adventure. The total cost of this ride is dollars generally which makes 7800 Nepal rupees. This cost excludes the cost of video and photographs, food and drink, and souvenir shopping.

Safety Measures

The security of this ride is something to be assured of. The people who run this ride are among the greatest and most experienced masters in the world, trained to deal with extreme conditions and administer first aid. The security devices are made out of modern and highly technological devices.

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Nepal and Nepali People

What are the things you consider while travelling to a certain place..?? – cost of travel, best season to travel and safety. RIGHT?? Nepal has always been the choice for the people who actually know the value of nature and travel. Being a country which an ultimate package for travelers. Be it adventure, nature, spirituality, peace or architecture, Nepal has always been able to top the boards. But what about the people living here..??…Well Nepalese people are the most beautiful, welcoming and most friendly nationality, you will ever meet in your life.

Nepal: Country of Gorkhalis

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Nepal is the oldest country in the Asia continent. It has a huge treasure of about the initiation of human civilization, many mythological stories and its vast history. Nepal is known to be the country of brave Gorkhalis. Nepal has never initiated any form of wars but when the east India company- British tried to conquer it, the brave Gorkhalis and our great martyred forefathers had stood for our country. I had always been writing as a travel blogger but writing about the brave Gorkhalis is a privilege to me and it gives me immense pleasure to say this.

Nepal and Nepali People: Unity In Diversity

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Nepal and Nepali people have always portrayed unity in diversity. Being a secular state, Nepal has numbers of religion and 126 ethnic groups. Each of them have their unique set of custom, tradition and culture. Be it the costumes or traditions or festivals that we celebrate, there is a wide range of variety in that too. There used to be discrimination between the then called lower caste and the upper caste but now people have become more aware about equity. If you ever get to Nepal, all you will see is brotherhood and unity.

Nepali people have time and again the importance of togetherness. Being divided into the three regions- Himalayan, hilly and terrai, we Nepali people believe that we all are same. A Muslim donated blood to a Hindu, a Hindu brings Christmas tree to his house, a Buddhist saves a Muslim in earthquake while Christian funds the education of a Hindu’s child. This is how Nepali people are.

Not only between the Nepali, and we people are equally welcoming to the group of people who admires the beauty of our country and enjoys to be indulged in our culture and custom. People are kind and have big hearts. People are extremely friendly and are respectful towards the nationalities of the other country. If they are celebrating the festival of color- Holi they will make sure that you celebrate it too. If they are carrying the chariot in the famous local festival in Kathmandu-Rato Machindranath, they will make sure that you are carrying it too.

Conclusion

Being a teenager girl, I often get questioned about the torn jeans that I wear. I remember while I was walking across the Basantapur durbar area with my grandfather, we saw two beautiful Americans wearing the traditional kurta- Surwal and he told me about the importance of our culture and how to respect it. They looked absolutely gorgeous while wearing that kurta and it really made us so happy to see them that way. You will be treated like you are treated in your home when you get here.

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Journey Through Nepal: Birthplace of Buddha – Lumbini

 

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Known as the Light of Asia -Lord Gautama Buddha was born in Lumbini, Nepal. Nepal not only being the rich country in terms of the natural country also holds a very strong history and has spiritual and mythological values as well. Being a country which has never participated in any of the two world war has always supported the mantra of peace and brotherhood. Nepal is believed to be the oldest country in South East Asia and it has given birth to so many legendary stories and people who visit Nepal feel like they have landed in a spiritual place.

Overview of Birthplace of Buddha –Lumbini

Initially known as the prince to the Shakya king Suddhodhan and his queen Mayadevi, Lord Gautam Buddha was always sensitive regarding the people around him. His kindness and humbleness was the trait that he was going to be a great personality whom the world will worship. He never showed any behavior of what a king was supposed to be like. He enjoyed been treated as a normal child.

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When I was a kid, I had heard of a story of how he saved the life of the bird. An astrologer had already said that Siddhartha Gautama will never be the way his father wanted him to be like. So he was never allowed to go out of the palace. Even his education was done inside the palace.

But one fine day, he asked to go around and see what it is like to be out of the palace. There he saw sorrow, people crying, and people dying. This made him curious as he was never exposed to all these things. This created a great impact on his mind and soul so he decided to get rid of all the royal satisfaction and search what life is and how to deal with it. His meditation and his sayings started becoming famous among the people, he was able to change the viewpoint of many people, and finally, he was worshiped as a god.

Now let’s get back to how his birth took place. On the day of Baisakh Purnima, the full moon that occurs in May, queen Maya Devi was roaming around her garden, after that, she took bath in the pond called, Pushkarini which is now considered as a sacred pond .after that she took the support of a tree and gave birth to her son, Lord Gautama Buddha. The history is really interesting and now Lumbini has become a center of attraction for the Buddhist community. 

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People from all over the globe come here in search of peace.

You can meditate here, you can also study Buddhism and see the monasteries that are made by different countries. The most important location here is Maya Devi temple, which is actually known to be the birthplace of Gautama Buddha. There are inscriptions on the Asoka pillar which mentions the birth of Prince Siddhartha Gautama. This temple is very old and was built 2200 years back. Its architectural view can make you wonder about the architecture and beauty of that time. The Lumbini garden occupies a 2.56 square kilometer area where all kinds of people prefer to stay, meditate, and spend their time in spiritual activities.

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek – Complete Package for Family

 

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Nepal is a small and landlocked country. Nepal is an underdeveloped country rich in natural resources situated between the two most powerful and developed nations- India and China. As Nepal is a landlocked country and you cannot dream to sleep at the beach and flaunt your summer body. Despite that Nepal is still able to position itself as the second richest country in the world in terms of water resources. 

But more than water resources, Nepal is famous for the wide Himalaya range found here. Nepal has been known for its massive mountain peaks in the world.  Eight mountain peaks of Nepal are listed as among the top ten highest peaks in the world. In fact, it is the identity of Nepalese whenever they go to other countries.

Out of the ten Himalayan range which consists of uncountable numbers of mountain peaks- highest and lowest, the Annapurna Himalayan region is one of them. Most of the people that intend to come to Nepal, usually plan to trek in this region. Along with the Everest base camp trek, the Annapurna base camp Trek is equally famous among tourists. The massive Himalayan view this region provides is irreplaceable and unexplainable. Whenever I try explaining the beauty and the view or the fee of being in this region, I always run out of enough adjectives.

 

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Geography of Annapurna Base Camp 

Annapurna base camp is 40 kilometers far from this region as it is situated in the northern part of the very famous tourist site of Nepal. Located 4,000 meters above sea level, this oval-shaped plateau is surrounded by a panoramic view of the ring of mountains, most of which exceed 7,000 meters in height.

The Annapurna sanctuary has so many ecosystems living there because of the fluctuating landscape where you can encounter heights and depths. Besides, the duration of the sun-rays, touching its surface is only 7 hours as the base camp is surrounded by massive mountains from all sides. The north-facing slopes of this area are dry while the south-facing is a treat to watch with a rich sub-tropical forest of bamboo and rhododendron.

Annapurna Sanctuary

Along with being such a beautiful sight, the Annapurna sanctuary is believed to be a place of gods and goddesses. People believe that there is Lords Shiva’s home at the entrance to the Machhapuchhre Himal. Further, according to a popular mythological story, Sherpa and Tamang people believe that there are lots of gold and treasures in this rage and it is their responsibility to secure it. It is as mentioned above a sacred place but as it is the entrance or doorway to the famous Annapurna base camp, the number of people exploring this sanctuary has increased gradually. Alongside foreigners, local people are also now into trekking and they explore this base camp too.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary

1st Day: Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmandu

2nd Day: Kathmandu Drive to Pokhara (6-7 hours)

3rd Day: Pokhara Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Tikhedhunga (2,050 m), 5-6 hours

4th Day: Tikhedhunga Trek to Ghorepani (2,860 m), 6-7 hours

5th Day: Ghorepani Trek to Tadapani(2,600 m), 5-6 hours

6th Day: Tadapani Trek to Chhomrong (2,100 m), 4-5 hours.

7th Day: Chhomrong Trek to Bamboo (2,310 m), 5-6 hours.

8th Day: Bamboo Trek to Deurali (3,230 m), 5-6 hours.

9th Day: Deurali Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 m) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3,700 m), 5-6 hours.

10th Day: Annapurna Base Camp Trek to Bamboo (2,310 m), 6-7 hours.

11th Day: Bamboo Trek to Jhinu Danda (1,780 m), 4-5 hours.

12th Day: Jhinu Danda Trek to Nayapul (5-6 hours) and Drive to Pokhara (1:30 hours)

13th Day: Pokhara Drive to Kathmandu. (6-7 hours)

14th Day: Departure from Tribhuvan International Airport

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Best Time for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

While reading the above paragraphs you must have wondered about the best season to get to Annapurna base camp. I would strongly recommend you to visit this base camp during the season of pre-monsoon and post-monsoon. 

The pre-monsoon occurs during the month of Late February to May and while the post-monsoon occurs from late September to early December. Make sure you do not visit this place during monsoon because it receives more rainfall and it will act as a barrier to your successful trek.

Special Features of ABC Trek

As I already have said, whenever people plan to come to Nepal and plan for a trek, their two most common priorities are Everest base camp and Annapurna base camp. You also must be wondering about which base camp would be better for you to trek. Well, there must be some personal reasons as well but let me tell you some of the reasons why Annapurna base camp makes it a better place than Everest Base Camp Trek. 

Why Choose ABC?

If you are a person who loves to enjoy not only the views of snow-capped mountain ranges but also loves to enjoy the landscape, forest, diversified flora, and fauna, then Annapurna base camp is for you. As you have to extend from the Annapurna Sanctuary, you won’t really get the chance to know more about the lifestyle of people living near the mountains. 

But the fact that the sanctuary is a rich diversified place with some of the rare species in the world it, is bamboo and the rhododendron forest. So visiting this base camp during the month of March and April will be more sensible as you will get to see the very beautiful rhododendrons adding color to not only the whole vistas but also to your trek. You will widely get to see the national flower of Nepal, the rhododendron anywhere in the Annapurna sanctuary. 

Other than that, the Annapurna base camp is also a place of preference for people who do not really want to trek for longer days. The Everest base camp trek can take about 15 – 20 days while the Annapurna base camp trek will only last for 10 – 15 days.  It might be very tiring for you as the landscape of the Annapurna base camp is quite strenuous. You will need some physical strength for the journey to Everest base camp, but no specific physical strength is required for the Annapurna expedition. Your willingness to reach the top is what drives you on this trek.

Annapurna Trekking with Family

 Annapurna base camp is suggested to a wide age group. A Kid of 7 years can also climb this mountain and an old person of the age below 80 years can also do this trek. Please do not start to think about the uric acid or cholesterol and think that I am lying. The age limitations are listed for a general case. Had you ever thought of going on a trek with all your family members..?? Definitely not, this is the magic of Annapurna base camp, in fact, the magic of Nepal. Our trips not only make you fall in love with natural beauty but brings your family and relations together.

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