- Stunning views of the Annapurna Range
- Fully supported tea-house based trek including 3 hearty meals per day
- Trekking through Gurung Villages
- Explore local culture
- Sightseeing in Kathmandu – Pashupatinath (a major Hindu shrine) and the giant Buddhist stupa at Boudhanath also Kathmandu Durbar Square (World Heritage Sites)
- Impressive Sunrise and mountain views from Ghorepani and Poon Hill
“An exemplary route to one of the most noteworthy mountains in the Himalayas.”
Largely popular for being one of the most sought after treks in the entire world, Annapurna Base Camp Trek is essentially a meandering walk to the base camp of Annapurna Mountain which in terms of height is also the 10th highest mountain in the world. In just around two weeks of trekking into the Annapurna Sanctuary trekkers get the golden opportunity to see magnificently garlanded vistas of Mt. Annapurna’s, Mt. Machapuchare (Fishtail), Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Himchuli, Mt. Nilgiri and other neighboring snow-capped Himalayas.
Surely every trek has its own unique charm of attraction which appeals to the visitors/trekkers, so just like that our trek has its very own captivating features. Such as getting very up & close to the eternally glorious Himalayas while traversing by several indigenous village settlements which are rich in culture and bio-diversity. Having said that, our adventure begins as we drive from the scenic lake city of Pokhara to Nayapul. From that point onward we take a scheduled course to the ABC which lets us pass through delightful Gurung towns of Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Chomrong, Bamboo and Deurali. Furthermore, we walk over to the very esteemed Nepalese site of Machapuchare Base Camp by which we later on prompt ourselves towards Annapurna Base Camp.
In this way, one more plus point about our trek is that it lets you visit two base camps in just one go which is simply indescribable unless you visit there yourself. Trekking calmly through the rural villages, don’t forget to learn and observe the livelihood of the local ethnic groups while taking some incredible shots of the people & sceneries en route. Just like that, ultimately you get to end your trek in the soothing Pokhara city where you can relax with some comforting lake views and a chilled beer.
Last but not least if there’s any trek worth going in the Nepalese Himalayas, then this 16-day trek to the ABC is just the one for you. So contact Icicles Adventure Treks and take a timeout from your daily schedule to create some unforgettable memories in Nepal with us.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek – Alternative Routes
For those considering a different alternative path, there are couple of different courses at lower elevations from Pokhara to interface at Chommrong. Depending upon your available time and interest, you can pick a trek from either Dhampus to Ghandruk or Nayapul to Tikhedunga. However, the trail ahead from Chommrong onward will be the same. Keeping Poonhill in mind; a great vantage point for observing the Annapurna’s, we have included it in our standard agenda by means of Nayapul to Tikhedhunga.
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All-in-all, an absolutely wonderful experience. Indira was great from the start, answering all of my questions and trying to find the package that best suited my needs. I had a friend that went with Icicles for a similar trek a couple of years ago and recommended them to me, specifically Shiva as a guide. I asked for Shiva and I was not disappointed. Very knowledgable and just a nice guy. He was always ready to answer questions and to help out. I would suggest using Icicles Adventures for your trekking needs in Nepal. You won't be disappointed.
My Super Annapurna Base Camp Trek recently completed successfully with Icicles Adventure. I felt lucky and safe while trekking with them and I guess this excellent trip with excellent people from Icicles is the best thing that has ever happened to me. Wonderful trekking guides, porters are now my friends for life.The trekking guides Shiva took a real good care of us from arranging and booking the tea houses to ordering our menu and serving with a smile on their face. The food and room everything was nice, above my expectation and at the evening while our dinner was getting ready, we used to play the cards, show magic tricks to each other and even Shiva took us for short walk around nearby attractions like monasteries, schools etc. He explained in depth about local culture, traditions, meals and name of Himalayas. Pre briefing was given every one night before the hiking day and it was always a great time trekking with Shiva.Finally, as a whole, our affiliated company also takes care of fellow trekking guides and porters which with their medical insurance and that is also one of the main thing to consider while choosing the trekking company, either they just say or follow the responsible tourism policies too. All in all I will surely recommend Icicles for anyone looking for Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal.Thanks again Icicles team.Cheers!
We just completed our great three weeks at Nepal and I must say that getting to Annapurna base camp was best memory. We were a group of 10 hikers from different part of the word and really feel thankful to Icicles team for arranging such a beautiful trip in an amazing way.Our trekking organizer Hari, and his team Indira were friendly, helpful and we couldn’t ask for better trekking guide than Surya. We were impressed in our first meeting with Hari has he was waiting to welcome us at airport with garland and later transferred to our hotel in Thamel.From arranging our transportation, meals, accommodations at various tea houses , to arrangement of trekking permits, the trekking leader and porters were always happy to help with smile on their faces. So much fun we had with them, I just can’t explain in words.We had slightly modified the standard 16 days of Annapurna Base Camp Trek to 14 days by opting out the Ghorepani Poonhill section of the trail. We had done that trip last year, so we would like to save our time for other adventerous activities at Chitwan and Lumbini instead. Therefore, I must say that Icicles team easily tailor made our itinerary according our need and interest.We found that the rates of meals went higher as we gained altitude, but as all of our lodging and three times meal a day were arranged by Icicles, we had no problem to deal with bargaining and prebooking the tea houses. There were showers available at Chhomrong at extra cost. Internet access thorough local gsm was hard to connect at higher elevations. Recently Surya told that soon free wifi will be available at Annapurna base camp, we wish good luck that it happens soon.As a whole, the trip was excellent and all of us were very much satisfied with our local trip organizer Icicles team. Will surely recommend others too.
We booked our Annapurna Base camp adventure with Icicles Adventure Treks & Tours because they were most informative and reassuring agency. Indira and her team were more than happy to answer all of our questions without making us feel rushed. Our trekking guide, Shiva was superb guide, very attentive, professional, considerate, and we felt in safe hands at all times. We realized they focused much more on the safety and making sure you are aware of all the things included in the trek (as well as making sure you have fun). Our two porters, Kedar and Maila were excellent and always very jolly and willing. The trip was well organized and we are thrilled with it.To Indira, Hari and team thanks for making us feel so at ease, and all the best for the future. We absolutely loved the ABC trek- every minute of it. We had told you that we don’t not like busy trails or lots of tourists, so you probably would not have suggested the Poon Hill trail to me. I did not enjoy that part of the trek nearly as much and was turned off by how touristy and busy it was. But I know you were simply trying to accommodate my wish for more hiking in a short period of time. I'll be back to hike the more remote trails, may be a part of great Himalayan trail!!! You are highly recommended!!!
My husband (was my boyfriend at that time) went to Nepal in October 2012 for adventure to Annapurna Base Camp with few of his friends. Hari was his guide. He successfully came back from the trip, I was quite jealous when I saw great pictures of him and heard his stories about how beautiful Nepal is. He always mentioned that he misses his guide, Hari very much. So, when we got married in March this year, I've decided that I wanted the same trip to Nepal for our honeymoon. We contacted Hari who had started his own trekking company, Icicles Adventure Treks and Tours. Hari was busy so he could not go to trek with us this time and he provided one of his guide, Prakash. I never thought that I would enjoy my trip to Nepal so much. Thank you Hari for arranging this trip. Thank you Prakash for making my honeymoon by far the best vacation I have ever been. Thank you Suresh for all your extra services that we had not paid for (such has help for shopping around the hiking stores). And billion thanks to our guide, Prakash for all his services and guidance throughout the trip. One thing that I will always remember is that, they treat all of us like family. Its a sad goodbye because I love Nepal and Nepali people. But, this will not be my last trip to Nepal. So be prepared Icicles Adventure Treks, I will come back with more people from AustraliaAnna BrownVictoria, Australia
It was my childhood dream to get close around Himalayas. I often dreamed of summiting the peaks. Well in reality, summiting is not possible for all, trekking around its foothills is always possible. I love to travel solo because it allows me so much more things to learn. It’s my perspective however. As I was researching about trekking in Nepal at google, end up choosing icicles adventure treks as my travel partner to Annapurna base camp adventure.Indira, Travel Planner at Icicles Adventure was very quick in replying my emails. I cleared each and every doubt, requirements, cost inquires beforehand. She was very attentive and professional.I met my trekking guide Shiva at airport terminals along with Hari (owner) who has always been kind with me. Shiva had good command over English and could understand me perfectly. He took care of every necessities required during the trek, from ponchos to sleeping bag. His good sense of humor is what impressed me the most.Next day was my Kathmandu sightseeing day and my city tour guide was Krishna. He had a good knowledge regarding all the historical monuments and their interesting inside stories. He took me to Kumari home at exact time when living goddess sneak out of her decorated heritage style window. I was quite lucky as only few would get a chance to see her in real. Everything was great until I had to wait for half an hour for my driver at Boudhanath. Actually I insisted to see lighting ceremony which would take place only after sunset. But at returning time, me and Krishna couldn’t find the car that we came in. Krishna called him immediately and he arrived after half and hour. Krishna and that driver was sorry for the wait and apologized that it won’t happen again.Then Shiva (trekking guide)was there at my hotel woodland’s corridor early in the morning. On my way to Pokhara, he frequently checked in with me if I was ok because I had problem with motion sickness. He gave me a medicine prior riding a vehicle which stopped me from vomiting and majorly he narrated his previous stories of trekking and what I should expect during my trekking experience. The beautiful city of Pokhara really impressed me. I got a chance to boating at Phewa lake at evening. Then trekking was also a great experience, meeting new people, clean cities, lots of oxygen due to greenery made easier to breathe and mostly I was thankful to Shiva for reminding me to pack rain gears. Or else it wouldn’t be pleasure walking in the rain. He pin pointed all the snow capped mountains and glad to know its names. View at Annapurna base camp and Poonhill was my all time favourite. We played cards, had great evening in Pokhara, and the good times just passed by.Overall, Icicles Adventure was a great company and I would definitely use them again. They have quality people working for them and can take care of clients needs economically and professionally.
Me and four of my friends had a once in a lifetime experience with Icicles Adventure Treks around Annapurna region of naturally blessed Nepal. From the moment we landed at Katmandu to throughout our whole Annapurna experience our guide Shiva took care of our every necessity and answered our every question. We just loved his accompany. Paragliding at Pokhara was not in our itinerary but as soon as I wished to glide over the hills all the way down to Phewa Lake, Shiva arranged that opportunity in no time. We saw various beautiful mountains along our way, walking through forest and especially the view from Annapurna base camp was very unique and special for me. Local children on their way to school, donkeys carrying loads, special recipe at Harikala restaurant; we enjoyed everything. This was our first time visit to this amazing country. We cannot wait to return and to join the wonderful people at Icicles Adventure Treks for another adventure. Namaste!