ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP EXPEDITION

Nepal | Minimum Age – 15 years  | Difficulty – 4.5

Trek to the Annapurna Base Camp at 4130 m to combine the best of adventure, nature and cultural exposure that Nepal has to offer. The trail encompasses the iconic peaks of Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Machapuchhre (6993 m) and Hiunchuli (6441 m) and offers an incredible experience with its varied landscape. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is also dubbed as the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek as you walk along the protected trail which is home to many flora and fauna species along with natural environment and indigenous tribes.

Designed as a Leadership Expedition, the greatest take away from this trip is the extraordinary sense of personal accomplishment. The trek challenges you while demanding focus, commitment and team-work.

What can you expect to achieve from this trip

  • Trek on one the most beautiful trails in the world
  • Challenge yourself with a trek to ABC 4130 m
  • Develop holistic skills in leadership, team work, and self-awareness through Outdoor Learning
  • Learn about the local ethnic culture as you pass through villages and through visits to local establishments
  • Engage in community work such as clearing the trail of garbage on select days and visit organization that works on conservation in the area
  • Discover the flora and fauna and different landscapes as you trek through the Annapurna Sanctuary
  • New experiences in a safe, secure environment and an opportunity to acquire skills - independence, interdependence, and personality development
  • Get rewarded with the certificate of accomplishment from DoTheDifferent

Trip Highlights

  • Trek to Annapurna Base Camp
  • Six Week Training & Self-Assessment Workbook
  • Leadership, Teamwork and Self-Awareness
  • Visit ACAP
  • Community Work
  • Understand Local Culture

What's Included

Arrival and departure transfers at the destination at specified timings. Our team will help you with the details for your trip.

Safe, secure and fun accommodation at hostels, lodges & camps on shared basis – separate for girls and boys.

All meals. Breakfasts are continental style with cereal, toast, jam, butter. Picnic style lunches and hot dinners with snacks available on most days.

An experienced Internship Leader from the #DoTheDifferent team who travels from India and stays with the group at all times.

Meaningful experiences to introduce you to practical exposure on the subject of your interest.

Certificate for the valuable real experience and knowledge you have gained to boost University Applications & your CV.

FAQs

Flights are not included in your trip price. Should you like to travel on the same flight as our Trip Leader from India, we suggest the following flights ex-Delhi:

Onward:

AI 213 DEL 7:25 KTM 09:10

Return:

6E 46  KTM 10:25 DEL 12:00

You are welcome to book other flights if you find them suitable, however please aim to arrive and depart within 1 hour of the above group arrival and departure from Kathmandu to ensure the Trip Leader can personally receive and see you off.

During treks we stay at locally run lodges called ‘tea-houses’. Tea houses are communal areas offering the locals a meeting place food or a hot cup of tea and over the years the owners have added basic rooms that are now used by trekkers. Rooms are simply furnished with just a wooden platform for a bed and occasionally, a small table. Toilets are available throughout – these are on sharing basis. At Kathmandu we stay at a basic hotel with en-suite facilities.

This trip includes the services of local Sherpa porters who will transport your luggage from one point to another during the trek. Please be considerate and keep your luggage as light as possible. All participants are required to carry their own day-pack with them with water bottle, camera, sunscreen, spare jacket etc. You can expect this bag to weigh about 3-4kgs.

All meals are included on this trip and although the food is plentiful, you should be aware that the menu is straightforward. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice & dal (lentils), noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. Food on this trip is vegetarian.

AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness is a valid concern at the altitudes you will be hitting on this trek and common symptoms include headaches, dizziness, sleeplessness, and loss of appetite. Altitude can and does affect everyone differently and AMS can range from mild nausea and headaches to a potentially life-threatening illness. Though several people do not experience any symptoms at all and this is always a possibility. There are many over-the-counter drugs such as Diamox that can be used to prevent AMS and we recommend that you speak to your physician about this. Our trip is longer than most EBC treks to allow more time to ascend slowly, minimizing the risk of AMS. We also suggest that you stay hydrated at all times – about 5lts a day is a good rule of thumb. The most effective treatment for AMS is descent to a lower altitude and our guides are fully trained to assess the situation and take decisions as necessary.

We provide a comprehensive 6 week training plan to all our participants. The best form of training is simulating the activity you are training for and then increasing the level of exertion as the routine becomes easier. In the 2 weeks leading up to the trek, you should be able to walk 6-8 hours per day for 3-4 days a week. Most active teenagers are able to cope with the physical demands of this trek without any trouble.

The weather in this part of the world is unpredictable and flight cancellations are common. Should we have to add extra days to your trip for any reason, the cost of these will have to be borne by you. You will have to also bear any expenses incurred from rescheduling flights.

Water is easily available along the entire route but ranges from very expensive bottled water to slightly less expensive boiled water, and free water that you can fill from streams along the route and purify with tablets. Bottled or boiled water is not included in the cost of the trek and you will have to purchase this directly at an additional cost. Most trekkers choose to fill bottles from streams and either purify the water with tablets or use a filtration device.

Almost entire route has electricity and you will be able to charge your camera batteries and other gadgets on the trek all the way till the Base Camp. Most tea-houses have a nominal charge for recharging.

Yes, this trip requires a special insurance coverage which includes cover for Emergency Medical Evacuation and covers high risk activities such as trekking ABC. Ordinary travel insurance, even if it has Emergency Medical Evacuation, does not cover trekking. Please ask us about specialist insurance companies. Travel insurance is mandatory on all our trips and all details of your insurance policy including the policy number and insurance company’s 24 hour emergency contact number must be submitted to us before the trip begins.

Indians over the age of 15 can enter Nepal only with a valid identification document i.e passports and gov. approved ID. Aadhar Card is not recognized in Nepal. Students between the ages of 15 to 18 years may also enter Nepal with an Identity certificate issued by the principal of the school in the prescribed Performa. For students below the age of 15 any photo identity proof including adhaar card would suffice. Please contact us if you do not have a passport.

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