Annapurna Base Camp Trek -9 Days

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an advanced spectacular hiking course that spreads in some environments of Annapurna Sanctuary National Park.

Trip Duration 9 Days
Max Altitude 870m - 4190m
Group Size 2 - 15
ARRIVAL ON Kathmandu Nepal
DEPARTURE FROM Kathmandu Nepal

 Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • The terraced farmland above Pokhara
  • Visit the inner sanctuary of Annapurna with panoramic views of 10 peaks over 6000m
  • Views of Dhaulagiri and the Kali Gandaki from Poon Hill
  • Surrounded by a ring of impressive mountains, including Annapurna I 8091m (26540ft.)
  • The combination of pretty villages and farmland at Ghaundrung, set against the panorama of high peaks beyond makes this one of the most picturesque of treks
  • Natural hot spring at Jhinudanda

Trip Overview

Annapurna base camp trek is famous for trekkers. The principal peaks of the western portion of the great Annapurna Himal, including Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Fang, Annapurna, Ganagapurna, Annapurna 3, and Machhapuchhare, are arranged almost precisely in a circle about 10 miles in diameter with a deep glacier-covered amphitheater at the center.

From this glacier basin, known as the Annapurna Sanctuary, the Modi Khola knifes its way south in a narrow gorge fully 12,000 ft. deep. Further south, the gorge opens up into a wide and fertile valley, the domain of the Gurungs. The middle and upper portions of Modi Khola offer some of the best short trekking routes in Nepal, and the valley is located so that these treks can be easily combined with treks into the Kali Gandaki region to the west.

In spite of the great heights of the surrounding peaks and ice walls, the valley floor between 12,000 and 14,000 ft. can provide comfortable camping spots in good weather.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an advanced spectacular hiking course that spreads in some of the environments of Annapurna Sanctuary National Park. The route starts with the beautiful forest and terrace of the rice fields that go up at an Annapurna Base Camp at a height of 4100m.

The landscape changes rapidly when hiking the height from tropical forests in thin snow between spectacular snow tips. Trekking in Nepal is a wonderful experience. ABC Trek is one of the most spectacular journeys in this region. Many trekkers should choose this route as shorter and cheap for the Everest-base Camp trek. The base camp has a non-realistic environment surrounded by some of the best peaks in the world.

Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 M), Fish Tail Macha Puchere (6993), and Hiunchuli (6441 M). The road to Annapurna Base Camp is accessible from several trailheads and is a period of 6 to 12 days depending on your route.

This article describes the ability to combine with other hiking courses such as ABC and Annapurna Circuit, Poon Hill, and Mardi Himal Trek, from the viewpoint of Annapurna Base Camp. It is easy to reach by public transport from the beautiful city of road. It’s a teahouse trek, which means there are plenty of cheap guesthouses to stay in and eat along the way. Discuss costs, itineraries, guides, porters, altitude sickness, and provide packaging and planning tips.


Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu airport. Our Airport Representative transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle.
Max Altitude: 1000m
Accommodation: 3 stars hotel

There you will be met by our Airport Representative and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. Yes, you do have pre departure meeting.
Please, bring two copies passport size photos, photocopy of the passport and travel insurance while meeting.

Day 2 After breakfast transfer domestic airport and flight to Pokhara then drive to Ghaundrung Phedi by Jeep and trek to Jhinu danda (natural hot spring). Flight for 30 minutes and driving 3:30 hours and walking 3 hours.
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 830m/2723ft
Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house

We will start our trek with a half-hour flight to Pokhara. The flight introduces us to the gigantic mountain peaks of Nepal. Right after taking off from Kathmandu, we will be greeted by the peaks of Langtang and the Lakpa Dorje Range. Going slightly westward we will see the mountain peaks of the Annapurna Massif and the Dhaulagiri range.
We will land at the Pokhara airport with the view of beautiful blue lakes like Rupa, Begnas, and Fewa in the fore ground.
A jeep will be waiting for us at Pokhara Airport then continue drive by jeep to Ghandruk Phedi. The road from Pokhara to Nayapul is the main road connecting Pokhara with Parbat, Beni, and Baglung. Therefore the road is black topped and the ride is comfortable.
We will leave the main trail from Nayapul and head on an off-road towards Ghandruk Phedi. We will drive through beautiful village sand picturesque fields of rice, barley,millet, potatoes, and other vegetables.

The view of mount Machhapuchre from Ghandruk Phedi is stunning. We will carry our luggage and start our trek from Ghandruk Phedi. We will take a short trek to Jhinu Danda today, where in lies the natural hot water spring. The road leading up to Jhinu is pleasant with the beautiful view of the Landruk village to our right. We will cross a long and high suspension bridge over Kimrong Khola after walking for a short while from Ghandruk Phedi. Another hour of the walk takes us to Jhinu Danda.
We will unpack our luggage at a guest house there and head 15 minutes downwards to the bank of the Modi River. Here lies the hot spring of Jhinu. It is believed that bathing at these springs’ cures people of skin and bone-related ailments. We will spend some time relaxing at the hot water spring in Jhinu and climb back towards Jhinu Danda. We will rest by the fireside for some time and slip into our bed after dinner.

Day 3 Jhinu danda to Sinuwa . Walking 6 hours.
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 2310m/7576ft
Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house

We will start our trek from Sinuwa after early morning breakfast. The settlements are far-flungnow except for some small clusters of guest houses and homes of the local people. Places like Bamboo, Khuldi Ghar, and Dovan provide us welcome respite with hot tea served by the people of the hotel. We will also have our thermos and water flasks filled with hot water during breaks.

The road is steadily upwards, and the forest starts to get deeper as we move along. Sunlight is scarce because it is often blocked by the mountains and the canopy. The view of the deep glacial valley on our right is astounding. The Annapurna Massif projects towards the sky like a magical wall of snow ahead of us. The view of Machhapuchhre (fishtail)from our trekking tail is particularly noteworthy. We will encounter dense bamboo forest after reaching the place known as Bamboo. We will also see pipes used for hydroelectricity projects in the Modi River during our trek. We will reach Deurali in the evening and rest at a guest house there.

Day 4 Sinuwa to Deurali. Walking 6 hours
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 3150m/10332ft
Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house

We will start our trek towards the Annapurna Base Camp today. The first part of the trek up to the Himalayas passes through forests which gets sparser as we move along. The road goes up and down a little and can often be slippery. We will rest for some time in the Himalayas and take our lunch. We will reach the banks of the Modi river after walking for a short while from the Himalayas. There are two route options from here – cross the Modi River and walk along the other bank or walk along same bank.
The two routes are almost parallel and converge near Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3,700 m/12,139 ft). However, if you are trekking during peak winter it is better if you walk along the opposite bank because the near bank has a risk of avalanche. Narrow passageway between Machhapuchhre and Himchuli Mountain is located near Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC). This passageway is the only route towards the Annapurna Base Camp from the valley below. The Machhapuchhre Mountain has never been climbed as the locals hold the mountain sacred and it is considered ominous to climb the peak. The Base Camp is therefore only symbolic and is a resting spot for trekkers on their way to Annapurna Base Camp. The walk from Machhapurche Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp takes about one and a half hours (two hours at most). Deep snow marks our track and if we are trekking during spring, we can see Danphe (the national bird of Nepal) in the mountain slopes to our right. Annapurna Base Camp is located in the middle of a small valley-like circle formed by mountains like Annapurna, Himchuli, Machhapuchhre, Gangapurna, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, and Gandharva Chuli. The rare sight of Machhapuchhre from its northern slope is visible from Annapurna Base Camp. We will rest at
guest house in Annapurna Base Camp for the night.

Day 5 Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4090m). Walking 4:30 hours.
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 4090m/13415ft
Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house

We will wake up early so that we can catch the first glimpse of the sun rising over the giganticpeaks of the Annapurna Massif. There is a spot at a few minutes’ walk from Annapurna BaseCamp, which provides a stunning view of the mountains including the view of the glacier in theravine below. The sun lighting over the two fins of Fish Tail Mountain provides a view for a lifetime.
We will come back to our guest house after enjoying an early morning spectacle with the mountains.
We will begin our return trek after breakfast. The first part of the trek is to the narrow escapeway between Fish Tail and Himchuli Mountain. We will go further down from here, walking along the banks of the Modi River, until we reach the small settlement of Bamboo. We will warm ourselves by the fireside in a guest house at bamboo and slide into our bed following dinner.

Day 6 Annapurna base camp to Bamboo (2210m) Walking 6:30 hours
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 2210m/7250ft
Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house

We will head back towards Jhinu Danda today. Today’s part of the trek is a pleasant downwardstroll among the silent woods of the Annapurna Sanctuary. One particular climb – from the baseof Chhomrong Khola to Upper Chhomrong – is difficult otherwise today is one of the easiest days of our trek. The view of Chhomrong village on the other hill across the river right after crossing Sinuwa is spectacular.
We will go down to the river through wide stone pavements and again climb up to the top of Chhomrong village, from where Jhinu Danda is clearly visible in the foot of the Modi River on the other side of the hill. We will often come across mule caravans which are the sole means of transport in this region. After reaching Chhomrong, we will begin a forty-five-minute descent toward Jhinu Danda. We can again go back to the Jhinu hot spring if we are willing and have time to spare. We can see light coming out from the Landruk village in distance during the evening.

Day 7 Bamboo to Pokhara. Trek to Ghaundrung Phedi then drive by Jeep to Pokhara. Walking 5 hours & Driving 3:30 hours.
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 900m/2952ft
Accommodation: 3 stars level hotel

We will bid farewell to Jhinu Danda after breakfast and start our trek. The trek is easy and takes us through level hillsides. We will cross the suspension bridge over Kimrong Khola after walking about an hour from Jhinu Danda. The view of the gorging Kimrong Khola below from the suspension bridge is spectacular. We will also see the meeting point of the Kimrong and Modi rivers from the suspension bridge.We will rest for tea upon reaching Ghandruk Phedi. The Ghandruk village, which is known for it home stays and beautiful view of the mountains, is located at ten minutes of a hike from Ghandruk Phedi. We can explore the village and learn more about the culture of the local Gurung people if we have enough time. We will board a jeep to Pokhara from Ghandruk Phedi. Please note that Jeep might not always be readily available upon return to Ghandruk Phedi from Jhinu Danda. In such cases, we might also need to board on a local bus to Pokhara.

We will reach Pokhara after three and hours of drive. We will check into our hotel and walk along the Fewa lakeside. Pokhara is a beautiful tourist town with vibrant nightlife. We will enjoy a pleasant evening at the lakeside and go back to our hotel.

Day 8 Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus. Driving 6 hours
Meal: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Max Altitude: 1345m/4412ft
Accommodation: 3 stars level hotel

The view of the mountains from Pokhara during sunrise, especially the reflection of fishtail onthe Phewa Lake is spectacular. We will wake up early to catch this spectacular sight and boardon a tourist bus back to Kathmandu following breakfast. The bus ride is a joy ride along the Prithvi highway which serpents along the banks of the Marsyangdi and Trishuli rivers for the most part. These two rivers are among the main tributaries of the Narayani River, the deepest river in Nepal.You will see the mid-altitude parts of the Mahabharata range during the ride back. Beautiful classical Nepali villages are seen along both banks of the river during the ride. We will also come across some highway towns like Damauli, Muglin, Gajuri, Malekhu, and Naubise.
The last part of the highway, just before entering Kathmandu valley, goes up from Naubise to the Nagdhunga Pass like a swirling snake. You will see the wide and clustered Kathmandu valley after entering Nagdhunga Pass. We will transfer you to your hotel after boarding off the bus nearthe tourist town of Thamel. Our trip ends after you check in to your hotel.

Day 9 The trip ends
Meal: Breakfast

The trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal. Driving 15 km – 10 minutes

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    What to expect?

    Price Includes

    • All the ground transportation as per itinerary.
    • Hotel in Kathmandu, inclusive breakfast at 3 stars level (1 night- Before trekking and 1 night after trekking).
    • Hotel in Pokhara, inclusive breakfast at 3 stars level (1 night)
    • Meals 3 times a day ( Breakfast, lunch and dinner) in trekking & Pokhara for you.
    • Seasonable Local fresh fruits after dinner.
    • Filtered water in trekking using (Katadyn Pocket Water Filter)
    • Twin sharing private comfortable room in trekking.
    • Annapurna trekking Map.
    • Domestic flight tickets from Kathmandu to Pokhara, inclusive taxes.
    • First aid medical kit, Ox meter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
    • Trip achievement certificate.
    • An experienced, knowledgeable English Speaking Government license holder trekking guide and strong porter (1 porter for 2 people).
    • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation, and local tax for Guide and porter.
    • Four season sleeping bag and down jackets to use for trekking, if necessary.
    • All necessary paper works .
    • Annapurna Conservation entry permit.
    • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System).
    • Emergency helicopter rescue arrangement which will be paid by your insurance company.
    • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
    • All our government taxes, vat, local tax, tourist service charges.

    Price Excludes

    • Extra accommodation and meals in Kathmandu (Except Farewell Dinner)
    • All kinds of drinks (Hot/cold & alcoholic) in trekking.
    • Personal equipment.
    • Travel and rescue insurance.
    • Extra personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, laundry, shower, excess baggage charges).
    • Tips for trekking staffs and driver (Tipping is expected).
    • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section.

    Trip Info

    The trip to Annapurna Base Camp embarks with Kathmandu’s Arrival. Similarly, After arriving at Kathmandu visitors can tour the Kathmandu valley. Similarly, after that Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m) by tourist bus. Likewise, Drive to Naya Pul (New bridge), and trek to Tikhe Dhunga (1495m). Then, Trek to Ghorepani. After, Morning visit Poon Hill( 3190m) and trek to Tadapani (2520m).

    Similarly, from there Trek to Sinuwa and then Trek to Deurali. After that Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,090m). Then, trek to Sinuwa and Ghaundrung ( 1940m). Likewise, the trip is at its last where one needs to Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara then drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus. Lastly, after that departure from Nepal.


    We do recommend following equipment's for trekking and Hiking in Nepal.

    • Sun hat
    • Scarf
    • Light balaclava
    • Warm wool hat
    • UV protection one Sunglasses
    • Head torch with extra batteries.

    • Tshirts
    • Shirts
    • Sleeveless or body warmer type fleece.
    • Long sleeve shirts
    • Thermal Vest
    • Down Jacket
    • Fleece Jacket
    • Pullover
    • Sports bras (women)
    • Waterproof outer jacket
    • Rain Coat
    • Hand wear
    • Fleece gloves.
    • Warms mittens or gloves.

    • Long Under Wear
    • Short Under Wear
    • Lightweight Cotton Long Pants
    • Warm Trousers
    • Tracksuit pants
    • Lightweight thermal trouser
    • Fleece pants
    • Cotton paints

    • Thin inner socks
    • Thick warm wool hiking socks
    • Walking boots with ankle support
    • Trainers or trail shoes
    • Gaiters
    • Micro spikes

    • Camera and Accessories
    • Phone
    • Power Bank
    • Solar Panel
    • Travel Adapter

    • Book
    • Playing Cards/Games
    • Journal and Pen
    • Snacks and Specialist Food

    • Sunscreen
    • Insect Repellent
    • Hand Sanitizer
    • Toilet Paper
    • Wet Wipes
    • Pocket Hand Warmers
    • Moisturizing skin cream and Lip balm
    • Toiletries
    • Water purifier
    • First Aid

    • Passport and Copy
    • Travel Insurance Details
    • Trekking Permit(s)
    • Waterproof Document Wallet
    • Cash

    • Guide will take a group first aid kit but please bring personal medications and other items you might use regularly such as
    • Any personal medications
    • Malaria prophylactic tablets
    • Blister treatment
    • Rehydration powder
    • Analgesics (Paracetamol, ibuprofen and aspirin)
    • Plasters and zinc oxide tape
    • Throat lozenges
    • Diamox

    • Duffel Bag or Suitcase
    • Day pack
    • Sleeping bag
    • Water bottle
    • Trekking poles
    • Towel

    Good to Know

    Q. Do you provide any gears for trekking?

    A. Yes, we do provide roughly 65 liters one duffel bag, sleeping bag and down jacket to use for trekking without extra charge, if you do not have.

    Q. Can I rent or buy gears in Kathmandu?

    A. You can buy or rent trekking boots and rest of the gears, you need to need to buy.

    Q. How much weight does porter carries?

    A. We do provide one porter between 2 trekkers. One porter carries 25 to 30 kg respectively.

    Q. How much weight does airplane allow to Lukla?

    A. Twin Otter and Dornier planes are the primary mode of transport to and from the airstrip at Lukla. It allows 15kg per passenger, including had bag.

    Q. Can I take some more gears for paying extra charge?

    A. It is hard but some time, they do allow 2 to 3 kg with paying extra charge US$ 2 per kg

    Q. When Should I pack my gears?

    A. You will have pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu that night you pack trekking gears.

    Q. What equipment should I carry at Daypack?

    A. Most of our day packs have a capacity of roughly 20 to 24 liters. You need to carry only day use things like water bottle, light jackets, some extra shocks, sun hat, sunglasses, raincoat, light glove, scarf, toilet paper, and small towel, camera, some personal medical, Sunscreen, Passport, money, camera, trekking poles and some snacks. Rest of the gears will be carried by porter.

    Q. Can I store suitcase and other unnecessary gears in hotel in Kathmandu or at your office?

    A. Yes, you can store either at the hotel in Kathmandu or at our office without extra charge.


    Travel insurance is compulsory for all Clients undertaking any tour. It should provide adequate protection for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter evacuation, loss of luggage, etc. For your kind information, we would like to give a list of the insurance companies, please inquire with them.

    •  USA and Canada: Tugo, United Health Care, World Nomad, Blue Cross
    • Australia and New Zealand: Fast Cover, Allianz Australia
    • Singapore: Ergo, World Nomad (Explore plan level 3)
    • Europe: Europe Assistance, Austrian Alpine Club, Allianz Europe
    • India: ICICI Lombard


    Altitude (in meter) & Temperature (in degree Celsius) in Nepal over 2000m/6056ft. Trekking areas are only situated over 2000meter in Nepal.

    Altitude Spring Summer Autumn Winter
    March, April, May June, July, Aug Sept., Oct,  Nov Dec, Jan, Feb
    Max. Min. Max. Min. Max. Min. Max. Min.
    2000m -2500m 27 5 29  9 25 2 20 -2
    3000m – 3500m 12 -5 20 -1 17 -2 14 -7
    4000m – 4500m 10  -7 14 -3 12 -7 7 -10
    4500m- 5500m 9 -10 12 -5 10 -15 5  -20

    Map & Elevation

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Common questions about company

    Locally owned and managed, the company established in 1999, has earned its reputation by the dedication and hard work of the knowledgeable, friendly and well -trained staff. Safe, enjoyable travel are the hallmark of Unique Path, and the best way to achieve that is a combination of accurate preparation and realistic expectations. With this in mind, we work honestly and effectively to provide you the Himalayan experience that suits your interest.


    We respect and follow our clients’ suggestions and ideas for planning their holiday. Our aim is to take you to a world totally different from your own and allow you to connect (or re-connect) with your own spirituality. Our hope is that all of our clients will leave Nepal with grand tales to share with their family and friends at home and will want to return again and again to their new friends in Nepal.

    It is important to be aware that there are many companies running business with expired licenses; business that do not observe the legal formalities imposed by the country act. In the same manner, we have seen many examples of so – called trekking / touring agencies illegally operated by individuals & freelancers through their own personal websites.


    Finally, if you book your trip with an unauthorized agency in Nepal or abroad, there is a greater risk that problems will occur during the course of your time in Himalaya. In order to protect yourself from these problems, take the following hints into consideration prior to confirming your journey with any trekking or travel agency. We’ve ensured that our certificates are up-to- date and in proper order.

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    All of our trips are led by qualified professional guides, who are well trained by our Government. We believe that our incredible guides and staff are the foundation of our programs. All of our guides are highly skilled professionals who have been selected based on their technical proficiency, proven safety records, careful judgment, patient and supportive teaching styles and great personalities.


    Our job is to ensure your comfort and safety as we take you where you want to go, because your holiday is ours. Our guides are trained by the Nepal Mountaineering Association, the Ministry of Tourism and at the High Altitude Medical Training Center. Guides are very experienced in dealing with the effects of higher altitudes and since they are natives of Nepal, they easily acclimatize and therefore can better care for their clients. They are equipped with necessary medical supplies and can assist you with basic first aid treatment.

    Nepal's location/ Entry information/Visa

    Nepal is a landlocked country in Southern Asia, bordered by China to the north and India to the east, south, and west. It lies along the southern slopes of the Himalayan mountain ranges, making


    it the largest sovereign Himalayan state. The capital city is Kathmandu, which is also the largest city in Nepal.


    Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and non-stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu, and the only international airport in Nepal.


    By flight: There is direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghi, Mascow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa, Varanasi.


    By land: Train and road network in India can be used to travel from north India to Nepal. In the east Kakarbhitta, across Silguri and Darjeeling of West Bengal and in the center Bhairawa ( Lumbini ) provides easy access to enter Nepal. Bhairawa entry-exit point provides suitable train and bus connections to Varanasi, Bodgaya, Patna and Agra. In Far West Nepal the entry point is Mahendranagar. It can be reached by road from Delhi. There are good network of road and train in India.

    All the foreign nationals except Indians need to obtain visas to enter Nepal.

    Requirements for tourist visa include: Valid passport with a minimum of six-month validity period at the time of entry into Nepal.


    You can obtain Tourist Visa from the Nepalese Diplomatic Mission in your country or from the Immigration Counter at Entry Points on arrival.

    Here are the link to obtain visa of the Nepalese Diplomatic Mission in your country: Online Visa Application (


    Here are the link to obtain visa from the Immigration Counter at Entry Points on arrival.


    After summit form, please print it and bring with along with you which you need to show at the immigration counter at the airport or Nepalese Diplomatic Mission in your country.


    Nepal has modern banking facilities and some international banks even have offices in Kathmandu. Almost all foreign currencies along with credit cards such as Visa, and Master card are accepted in Nepal. Nepal has also ATM facilities as well.

    Nepalese currency is spelled as Nepalese Rupees or Rupee (Rs) or Nepali Rupee, and in short it is written NRS or RS. Currently Notes of the following denominations are used: 1000, 500, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5, 2, and 1 rupees. It is recommended that you travel with 100,500 and 1000 notes.

    Weather/ Physical fitness/ Experience/ Daily routine

    The period between the First Week of February and the First Week of June is often regarded as the best season for trekking in the Nepali mountains. Temperatures during this period in the Nepali mountains remain relatively warm 10° to 15°, much warmer than the one you experience during the winter. The most important thing about this season is that mornings mostly remain bright and clear. The afternoons remain mostly filled with warm air. The rhododendron forests in springtime create a spectacular scenes. You can experience the wild and natural “Himalayan” beauty. Needless to say, June is much warmer and greener.


    Another best season for trekking in the Nepal is from September to the half of December. This is often regarded as the ideal time for the panoramic view of mountains. Days during these months typically remain sunny and clear. Moderate temperatures and comparatively cool evenings make the experience of trekking in this part of the world quite unique.


    Please be informed that July to August is the season of monsoon in Nepal. But the monsoon is mountains are different from the ones in the plains. Making trekking around Mustang, Rara, Dolpo, Annapurna circuit, Lantang Valley, Jomsom Trek, Everest base camp, and Gokyo valley during this season enables you to explore nature in their unique blend.

    As long as you are in good physical shape, you do not require any hiking experience for this trek. Good fitness level, proper training plan, and acclimation make the trek much easier.


    Proper training like 3-5 days of week (hiking, brisk walking, jogging, cycling, swimming) are essential for an enjoyable and successful trek in Nepal. Generally, you need to walk 6 to 7 hours each day while trekking in Everest.

    Respecting local customs and traditions enhances your experience and fosters positive interactions with the community. Here are some aspects to keep in mind:

    The traditional greeting in the Everest region is “Namaste.” Use it when meeting locals or fellow trekkers.

    Dress Modestly: Dress modestly, especially when visiting monasteries or religious sites.

    Photography: Always ask for permission before taking photos of people or their homes.

    We wake-up call at 7 am an early morning. After a breakfast, we repack our duffel bag and leave it with your trekking staffs.

    We are normally on the trail before 8 a.m. Trek at your own pace; all you need carry is a daypack and camera. Guides hike along to point out interesting flora, fauna and sights. Along the trail are spots to relax, purchase a snack or soda, use toilet facilities and shop for souvenirs.

    We will have lunch about 11:30 am to 12:30 am.

    A typical day’s hike usually ends in the early afternoon. Time to read or nap before dinner. After dinner there is time to play cards, stargaze and reflect on all the wondrous moments of your day.

    Certainly! When trekking at high altitudes, it’s essential to acclimatize gradually to prevent altitude sickness. The provided itinerary includes acclimatization days to help you adjust to the altitude.

    There are health centers and clinics available in some villages along the route in Everest. Your guide will also carry a basic first aid kit.

    Accommodations & Foods

    We do provide 3 stars hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara on BB plan and tea house (mountain lodge) in trekking in AP plan (accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner). Tea Houses (mountain lodge) are more like hotels, with hot showers, western food, and private rooms (twin sharing). In this arrangement overnight halts with dinner and breakfast will be in Tea-houses (Lodges) and lunches in local restaurants en-route. Freshly cooked food is served at all times (western, continental and Nepalese, Chinese, Indian and Tibetan meals are available in all places).


    Furthermore as you will be staying in locally owned lodges you will be benefiting and interacting with the local community. It will give you a true feel for the Nepalese people and their lives.


    Hygiene when trekking generally has improved considerably over the last ten years. Our guides have the local knowledge to choose the lodges which maintain a high standard of hygiene.

    While on trek you can expect to sample a variety of local foods including such items as Tibetan fried bread, soups, Momos (steamed dumplings), Daal bhat (lentils and rice), Tarkari (steamed, fried, or curried vegetables), potatoes (prepared in dozens of ways), pastas and even a version of pizza. Meats are rarely eaten although you may have canned tuna or sardines and the occasional yak stew. Breakfasts typically consist of eggs (prepared in many ways), hot porridge, muesli, toast, peanut butter and honey. Hot tea is served at every meal. Although food is looked upon as

    “fuel” rather than a “culinary art”, your cook will occasionally surprise you with such delights as banana fritters and apple crisps! You may want to bring you’re a few of your favorite trail snacks.


    You will get mix of toilet facilities from basic to western one. When discussing the topic of showering at higher altitudes during trekking, it’s essential to consider both hygiene and health factors.

    For the shower, generally, trekkers do showers 4 times during trip. We do not recommend to take a shower at the higher places due to altitude.

    Tourism is one of the major industries in Nepal. We wish to make your stay as comfortable and memorable as possible. There are many categories of hotels in Nepal (from no-star to five star hotels). If you would like to upgrade accommodation, we are happy to follow accordingly.

    Most of the places in Everest, you will get two types of accommodation like private room with common toilet. Just few places that you will attached toilet with private room. If you would like to upgraded accommodation for attached toilet with private room, we can do.

    Most lodges serve boiled and filtered water, which is generally safe, we suggest a drop of iodine to be totally sure. And as well as it is possible to buy of bottled.

    You may bring power bars, Gu, Power Gel, cereal bars or similar high energy foods, powder Gatorade is also recommended to fight dehydration.

    Altitude sickness/ Insurance/ Medication/Equipment's

    Many people are concerned about altitude sickness. This problem, often known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is a particularly important medical consideration while trekking in Nepal and Tibet. Altitude illness rarely occurs lower than 2800 meters (9520ft) and only minor symptoms occur below 3000 meters (9,800ft). AMS occurs when the body does not adapt well to less oxygen at higher altitudes. At 18,000 ft (5490m), there is one half the oxygen available as at sea level; on top of Mount Everest, only one third. The body tries to adapt to less oxygen by increasing the rate and depth of breathing, as well as the heart rate. Individual susceptibility to altitude sickness seems to be genetically determined.


    What happens to the body during altitude illness? Fluids accumulate in between the cells in the brain and/or the lungs, creating mild or severe symptoms. Mild symptoms include headache, loss of appetite, nausea, fatigue, lack of sleep and dizziness. These symptoms usually resolve by spending one or two extra nights at the same altitude. If symptoms worsens descent to lower altitudes is warranted..


    If you are resting at the same altitude and your symptoms are becoming worse, then it is also necessary to descend.

    More serious symptoms of AMS include increased tiredness, severe headache, vomiting,, loss of coordination, shortness of breath, cough. These extremely dangerous symptoms are called High Altitude Cerebral Edema (or HACE). They can lead to unconsciousness and death within 12 hours.


    Increasing shortness of breath, cough and tiredness may also be signs of High Altitude Pulmonary Edema or HAPE. HAPE can also be rapidly fatal if ignored.

    Respiratory depression (the slowing down of breathing) can be caused by various medications, and may be a problem at altitude. The following substances can do this and should never be used by someone who has symptoms of altitude illness:

    • Alcohol
    • Sleeping pills (acetazolamide is the sleeping tablet of choice at altitude)
    • Narcotic pain medications in more than modest doses


    To prevent AMS and respiratory depression, drink at least three liters of liquids a day and avoid getting cold. Altitude sickness can to a certain extent be prevented by acetazolamide (Diamox SR), 750mg per day. Some experts suggest a two-day trial before the trip. Please seek the advice of your personal physician. Please note that taking Diamox SR does not mean that you can ignore advice about proper acclimatization.

    To recap, serious symptoms of altitude sickness include:

    • A severe, enduring headache, which is not cured by ordinary painkillers
    • Marked nausea and repeated vomiting
    • Irritating dizziness or actual difficulty with balance and direction
    • Visual disturbances with flickering vision and problems judging distance
    • Pressure in the chest, rapid breathing and pulse rate, crackles in breathing and shortness of breath
    • Swelling beneath the skin (edema), typically around the eyes
    • Swollen ankles and hands
    • Confusion
    • Convulsions

    In the presence of these symptoms, medical attention must be sought immediately in conjunction with descent to the lowest possible height.

    Prevention of Altitude Illness:

    • What happens to the body in altitude illness? Fluid accumulates in between cells in the brain and/or the Symptoms can be mild or severe. Mild symptoms of acute mountain sickness or


    AMS are headache, loss of appetite, nausea, fatigue, lack of sleep and dizziness. These symptoms can resolve once someone is acclimatized e.g. by spending one or two extra nights at the same altitude or symptoms may worsen needing someone to descend to lower altitudes.

    • When mild symptoms develop, it is a signal that you must stay at that altitude until symptoms have gone away. Usually within one or two days you will feel well and can continue your trek. If you are resting at the same altitude and your symptoms are becoming worse, then it is necessary to descend. Worsening symptoms of AMS including increasing tiredness, severe headache, vomiting, and loss of coordination. These are signs of High Altitude Cerebral Edema (or HACE). HACE can lead to unconsciousness and death within 12 hours if progressive symptoms are ignored. Increasing shortness of breath, cough, and tiredness are signs of High Altitude Pulmonary Edema or HAPE. HAPE can also be rapidly fatal if ignored. Increasing shortness of breath, cough, and tiredness are signs of High Altitude Pulmonary Edema or HAPE can also be rapidly fatal if ignored.
    • Respiratory depression (the slowing down of breathing) can be caused by various medications, and may be a problem at altitude. The following medications can do this, and should never be used by someone who has symptoms of altitude illness (these may be safe in non-ill persons, although this remains controversial):


    -Sleeping pills (acetazolamide is the sleeping tablet of choice at altitude)

    -Narcotic pain medications in more than modest doses

    • Drink plenty of liquids (at least three litres a day)
    • Avoid getting
    • Altitude sickness can, to a certain extent, be prevented by acetazolamide (Diamox SR), 750mg per day from one day before ascent until two days after reaching the maximum height. Some experts suggest that to get to know the possible drug side effects it is wise to give it a two-day trial before the trip. This is an unlicensed use of this medicine, which is also only available on prescription, so it should only be undertaken on the advice of a doctor. Possible side effects include nausea: taste disturbance, tingling hands and feet, frequent and copious urination, visual disturbances and skin However, taking Diamox SR does not mean people can ignore advice about slow ascent.


    Note: We have guides trained at the High Altitude Medical Training Center. Our staff is very experienced in dealing with the effects of higher altitudes. As they are natives of Nepal, they easily acclimatize and therefore can care for their clients. They are equipped with necessary medical supplies and will assist you with basic first aid treatment. We design our tours to ensure clients are ready for high altitude, and arrange alternative itineraries for those at risk

    Travel insurance is compulsory for all Clients undertaking any tour. It should provide adequate protection for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter evacuation, loss of luggage, etc.


    We will not arrange travel insurance for you. Please, find list of the insurance companies as follows:


    USA and Canada: Tugo, United Health Care, World Nomad, Blue Cross


    Australia and New Zealand: Fast Cover, Allianz Australia Singapore: Ergo, World Nomad (Explore plan level 3)

    Europe: Europe Assistance, Austrian Alpine Club, Allianz Europe India: ICICI Lombard


    Our guides are well-trained in basic first aid and can handle common ailments that may arise during the trek.

    In popular trekking regions, there are health posts established by foreign doctors, often staffed by overseas personnel.

    Your health and comfort are our top priorities. We take every safety measure to ensure your well-being during the trek.


    We are in constant communication with our field staffs. In the event of an emergency, our team promptly arranges helicopter rescue to transport you to a safe location where you can receive proper medical treatment.

    Banking/Wifi/communication/Electricity facilities

    There are telephones and internet services in many villages along the popular trekking routes from which you can make international calls. Lodges and tea houses along trekking trails offer internet services Nepal Telecom (NTC) and Ncell are the main mobile operators offering voice calls, SMS, and data services. We can help for purchasing a Nepali SIM card with a data plan can enhance your connectivity during the trek.

    Please, Contact your service provider and check if Nepal country is included in their `Global roaming’ package. Please note, not all parts of Nepal are covered by the GSM Network in Nepal. Yes, you can recharge your phone directly in Nepal.

    Most of the trekking routes offer teahouses with charging stations. You might need to pay a minimal fee of around Rs. 200 to Rs. 300.

    The standard voltage in Nepal is 230 V at a frequency of 50 Hz. If your country’s normal voltage falls between 220 V and 240 V, your electric appliances should work fine in Nepal without any issues. If you’re traveling from North America, you’ll need an adapter and a voltage converter.

    However, most Europeans won’t require an adapter or transformer since Nepal’s voltage matches that of Europe. Both two-pin and three-pin plugs are commonly in Nepal.

    Others Common Question

    Kathmandu, as both the capital of Nepal and the gateway to its trekking adventures, is recommended for a stay of at least two days before and after your trek.

    We are happy to make arrangements such as personalized tours, extra hotels rooms, airport pick up and arrange for private rooms. Please indicate that you would like a private room on your application and we will contact you with information on single room supplement costs.

    We are Nepal based company. So we suggest you to arrange your destination International flight from your hometown. Domestic flight ticket is included in our packages tour.


    Additional help will be provided for you different activities like river rafting, city guided tour, Mountain flight, jungle safari etc. according to your requirements.

    Sometimes communication is difficult in the mountains. However our guides and local staff will make the necessary efforts to obtain the necessary transportation and reservations to get you home as quickly as possible if for any reason you need to depart early.

    Traveling alone as a woman with our company is safe and secure. We prioritize your safety and have well-trained guides who cater to your preferences. During lodge treks, you’ll have a personal room, and for camping treks, a private tent awaits you.

    Nepal does not mandate specific immunizations for visitors. However, it is advisable to consult your doctor before traveling. They can recommend appropriate vaccines for travel to countries like Nepal.

    The average group size for trekking tours in Nepal can vary. However, it typically ranges from 1 to 16 participants. Smaller groups allow for more personalized experiences, while larger groups may offer a more social atmosphere. Ultimately, the ideal group size depends on your preferences and the specific trek you choose.

    Yes, we do have group discount offer. We always do our best to provide good price to our customers where client feels reasonable and comfortable.

    We have set departure dates for group treks. You can find them here.

    If the group joining dates are not suitable for you, we can create a customized itinerary for a private trip based on your preferences and requirements.

    Our itineraries are flexible. You can discuss any desired changes or adjustments with your guide. Whether it’s altering the route, adjusting daily distances, or adding side trips, your guide will accommodate your preferences. Flexibility is our priority, and we’ll tailor the experience to suit your interests.

    Yes, you do have pre-departure meeting at the first day in Kathmandu. While briefing please bring 2 copies passport size photos, original passport or copy of passport, travel insurance details(Name of the company/ policy number/ contact number) and emergency contact address (Name of the person/email/phone number) of your home.

    Yes, you do have pre-departure meeting at the first day in Kathmandu. While briefing please bring 2 copies passport size photos, original passport or copy of passport, travel insurance details(Name of the company/ policy number/ contact number) and emergency contact address (Name of the person/email/phone number) of your home.


    Can I extend my holiday?

    Extending your holiday in Nepal is a great idea. Besides trekking, following trips are suggested for your holiday extensions:


    Chitwan Jungle Safari (2 nights / 3 days): Explore Chitwan National Park, home to rhinos, tigers, and elephants. Enjoy wildlife safaris and nature walks.


    Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley:

    Visit Kathmand, Bhaktapur, Patan Durbar Square, and other historic sites. Immerse yourself in Nepal’s rich cultural heritage.


    River Rafting: Try Trisuli or Bhote Kosi River rafting for an adventurous experience.


    Everest Mountain Flight: Take a scenic flight to see Mount Everest up close.


    Yes, our Airport Representative will come to the airport to pick you up. We will be displaying a play card of Unique Path trekking company. Please, check our company’s board on arrival at the outside of the Terminal Hall. Airport transfer is included.

    Booking & Payment

    February to June and September to December are peak months in Nepal. We recommend booking early to secure trekking staff, hotels, flights, and transportation.

    When you confirmed trip, we need photo copy of your passport and 20% down payment of the total price for advance flight tickets and hotel booking and permit process. For more details, please click here.


    EXCELLENT rating
    Based on 26 reviews
    Unique path trekking company has excellent staff on ground to make the trekking experience very enjoyable and memorable. The guide and porters go out of their way to make each and every member of the team feel safe and secured. Mr Babu the founder owner of the company is very responsive and is able to assist every member of the team with their individual needs. I would recommend engaging Unique Path for Himalaya trekking.
    Sandeep Dasgupta
    Sandeep Dasgupta
    I like trekking with Unique Path, the guides of this company many times made my way comfortable and safe. I traveled with them to Lobuche, Mera, Island and other places solo and in the groups with my friends. Unique Path is a reliable partner and I plan to trek with them again in Langtang region this autumn.
    Andrey Oktyabrev
    Andrey Oktyabrev
    I have used Unique Path three times and each time the team were all helpful, friendly and informative. Every aspect of our trip to Nepal was taken care of - Pick up at the airport to take us to our hotel. Next day the excitement of getting our trekking details and depending on the trip setting out with our guide and porter. My husband and I prefer to hike on our own, so we did no group options. Our itinerary was always followed exactly. When I go hiking in Nepal this company is my first point of contact. They are a great team and are totally recommended by me and my husband.
    Sylvia Schillings
    Sylvia Schillings
    Unique Path is a great choice for anyone who wants to explore the Himalayas. My wife and I made several treks with Unique Path to Manaslu, Kangchenjunga, Tilicho Lake, and Mustang. It goes without saying, that the scenery in Nepal is stunning. Lots of opportunity to learn about the culture and religion and traditions of Nepal. The people we met along the way were engaging and wonderful. Unique Path's staff was fantastic throughout all the trips. They were very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. They arranged everything from transportation to accommodation to food. They also provided all the necessary equipment and guidance and handled all the permit applications. I highly recommend Unique Path trekking to anyone who loves adventure and nature. These were once-in-a-lifetime experiences that I will never forget. I am available as a reference. David
    DaveBessie Parsnick
    DaveBessie Parsnick
    I have yet to conclude this trip due to the Pandemic but Babu's response and tour guide plan has been exemplary - I cannot wait to make the trip!
    Rachel Glaysher
    Rachel Glaysher
    Myself and 2 buddies hired Unique Path Trekking to coordinate an EBC trek back in 2014. We couldn't have been more happy with the results...Everything went flawlessly and we had the adventure of a lifetime. Babu and his staff / guides / porters were top-notch and I highly recommend them to anyone who may be reading this.
    Marc Ferrari
    Marc Ferrari
    As with all treks, there will be unforeseen circumstances and you’re always beholden to nature. So you want a guide and an agency that is not only experienced enough but also sensitive and quick to changes on ground. I am very grateful for the deep experience that our guide, Dambar had. He made us feel safe and constantly had everything under control despite the weather and some early sickness some of us had. Coupled with his sharp wit and deep knowledge, this became such an enjoyable climb that was filled with priceless stories that I can’t wait to tell the kids about. The porters too were a lively bunch that ultimately became friends and we shared lots of fun moments on the mountain together. Babu ensured that our arrivals, arrangements and any administrative hassles were smooth and out of our minds so we could focus on the climb ahead. Thank you Unique Path trekking & expedition. Highly recommended for anyone who wants a great time while knowing you’re in safe hands!
    Josiah Ng
    Josiah Ng
    We were very fortunate to have Unique Path Trekking for our EBC with 3 Himalaya passes expedition, we were so happy/satisfied with Unique Path trekking. Babu ( owner of Unique Path Trekking) is so kind, knowledgeable and mellow personality so does their staff ( all guides and porters ). We had great time during this expedition in terms of lodging/food. We had large group ( ~ 18 ppl ) and believe or not no one had any single complain of food. Their guides and porters are so knowledgeable, smart, humorous made our entire expedition lots of fun. They take care of us with positive attitudes with smiley face in entire trip. I definitely recommend Unique Path Trekking for any expedition in Himalaya ( we're looking forward to go with them in Annapurna expedition in near future ). You will very glad/happy if you choose Unique Path and Trekking.
    Umesh Patel
    Umesh Patel
    Babu and his group are exceptional We have done 2 trips organized by Babu We went to Everest base camp and recently to chitwan, Pokara and part of Annapurna cercuit Their guides are very good We will definitely use Babu and his guides again
    Guru Motgi
    Guru Motgi
    I just returned from a wonderful hike to Everest base camp with helicopter return. I was traveling solo am so grateful to Manager Babu and guide Suresh for looking after me. It is a trip I will remember the rest of my life. We started with a half day tour of Kathmandu and then flew to lukla on the next day to begin the trek. All the arrangements were made ahead of time and the folks unique path team constantly got on the phone to make sure the logistics went smoothly. Suresh kept a moderate pace and a great sense of humor. We made good time throughout the hikes and always got to the lodges on time and in daylight with energy left for the next day. The weather also cooperated this March and we had beautiful sunny skies and gorgeous Mountain View’s throughout the trek. I really could not ask for anything more and would very much recommend unique path
    Janice Cheng
    Janice Cheng