+977 9851064389 sales@nepalhiking.com

Login

Sign Up

After creating an account, you'll be able to track your payment status, track the confirmation and you can also rate the tour after you finished the tour.
Username*
Password*
Confirm Password*
First Name*
Last Name*
Birth Date*
Email*
Phone*
Country*
* Creating an account means you're okay with our Terms of Service and Privacy Statement.
Please agree to all the terms and conditions before proceeding to the next step

Already a member?

Login
+977 9851064389 sales@nepalhiking.com

Login

Sign Up

After creating an account, you'll be able to track your payment status, track the confirmation and you can also rate the tour after you finished the tour.
Username*
Password*
Confirm Password*
First Name*
Last Name*
Birth Date*
Email*
Phone*
Country*
* Creating an account means you're okay with our Terms of Service and Privacy Statement.
Please agree to all the terms and conditions before proceeding to the next step

Already a member?

Login

Category

Travel Advisory

How long does the Annapurna Base Camp trek take?
You are here Home » Blog Post » Travel Advisory

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

How long does the Annapurna Base Camp Trek take is a frequently asked question by travellers interested in trekking in Annapurna Region.

Annapurna Base Camp trek lets you perceive the beauty of the magnificent snow-capped Himalayas. Unlike other high-altitude treks, it is one of Nepal’s easier, shorter and most popular treks. This trek indulges the most splendid view of the Annapurna range, Machhapuchre (Fishtail), Hiuchuli and Dhaulagiri range, diverse wildlife and rich culture.

When to trek? When is the best time for Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

It should be on the list of many trekkers seeking to trek in Nepal because it would be the most fantastic trek ever. Spring (March-May) is the best season to trek here though people hike here in all four seasons because, in spring, the weather is moderate and clear, you can view the Himalayas clearly, and the forest is full of red Rhododendrons, the national flower of Nepal.

Who does not want to observe waterfalls? Trekkers can enjoy beautiful waterfalls and peaceful and healthy hot springs on this trek.

Learn the Nepalese culture when you are on the trek!

Curious about Nepal’s Culture? You can gain knowledge and meet people from different ethnicities, especially the Gurungs and Magars, famous for the Gurkha regiment, while visiting the beautiful and famous village, Ghandruk. Of course, it’s up to you as a trekker to visit the village or not, but that will be worth-full if you visit there once. The same goes for Ghorepani poon hill, the viewpoint of Annapurna and other peaks and blissful sunrise and sunset.

Choosing Annapurna Base Camp for trekking is like going for two trekking at a time since Machhapuchhre Base Camp is on the way to Annapurna Base Camp. The deepest gorge, Kali Gandaki, escorts this trek Kali Gandaki. This trek could be tricky for older people, but it is worthwhile.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Trek Highlights and Itinerary

  • Breathtaking view of the mountains
  • Explore the typical Nepali village and the culture of the locals
  • Ghandruk museum
  • Ghorepani Poon Hill and close view of sunrise and sunset
  • Natural hot spring
  • The deepest gorge, Kali Gandaki
  • Various flora and fauna
  • Ascend/descend the famous tone stairs of Ulleri

Trek itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu to Pokhara

Drive for 5/6 hours by tourist bus or fly for 25 minutes to Pokhara from Kathmandu.

Day 02: Drive to Nayapul (823m), trek to ulleri (2050m)

It takes 45 minutes to 1 hour to reach Nayapul from Pokhara by bus/taxi. So your trek starts from Nayapul. 3-4 hours of the walk is enough to take you to Ulleri, and you will get the opportunity to climb the famous stone stairs of Ulleri.

Day 03: Trek to Ghorepani (2874m)

Trek to Ghorepani from Ulleri depends on the speed of your walk. It could take a whole day of walking to reach there.

Day 04: Trek to Poon Hill (3210m) for sunrise and then to Tadapani (2610m)

Hiking for 45 minutes is enough to reach Poonhill to see the early sunrise. Trek for 5-6 hours, and then you are at Tadapani.

Day 05: Trek to Chhomrong (2140m)

Trekking to Chhomrong from Tadapani takes about 4-5 hours of walking, crossing the beautiful villages.

Day 06: Trek to Dovan(2500m)

5-6 hours is enough to reach Dovan from Chhomrong.

Day 07: Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC) (3700m)

Today, trekking starts from Dovan and stops at Deurali (3230m) for lunch. Climbing some bamboo forests and rhododendron forests, we reach Hinku Cave. For another 2-3 hours uphill walk, we head to MBC through Annapurna Valley.

Day 08: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC)

The distance between MBC and ABC is 2.9km. Trek to Annapurna Base Camp is exciting as you walk with beautiful mountains and glacier water coming off Annapurna. This trek would take around 2 hours.

Return Journey

Day 09: Trek to Bamboo (2300m)

After some sunrise viewing and Annapurna range viewing, the trek to Bamboo starts because it could take almost 6 hours of hiking as the distance between MBC and Bamboo is 13.5 km.

Day 10: Trek to Jhinu Danda (1740m)

It will be worth walking 5 hours early in the morning from Bamboo since you can relax your body and mind in the peaceful hot springs at Jhinu Danda. Today you walked 11.7km.

Day 11: Trek to Pothana/Ghandruk

On this day, you will walk for about 3 hours from Jhinu Danda. Then, exploring Pothana and Gurung museum at Ghandruk village will be exciting and new. And it will be the last day for your physical strength.

Day 12: Drive to Pokhara

Today, you will drive back to Pokhara, and afternoon you can go for some sightseeing in Pokhara.

Day 13: Drive/Fly back to Kathmandu

On this day, you can drive/fly back to Kathmandu.

 

You may also like the following articles…

Is Nepal safe to travel
You are here Home » Blog Post » Travel Advisory

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Is Nepal Safe to Travel?

Is Nepal safe to travel ?

 

The deadly disease, CORONAVIRUS or COVID-19, has been rapidly crashing the world lately. Firstly discovered in WUHAN city in Hubei province in mainland China, this disease has outbreak in more than 170 countries and territories, causing 219,345 confirmed cases8,969 deaths and 85,745 recoveries as of March 19 2020.

Signs and Symptoms of Coronavirus

As stated by World Health Organization (WHO) and multiple health institutes, the virus can be transmitted from people with no symptoms. The virus can be transmitted to 3 people by an infected person with direct contact.

Signs and Symptoms of Coronavirus are

  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pneumonia
  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome

Prevention

“Prevention is better than cure.”

  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Practice respiratory hygiene
  • Maintain social distancing
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose & mouth

Most Affected Countries:

This CoronaVirus 2019 has affected more than 170 countries and territories. Unfortunately, this disease spreads so rapidly that the number of confirmed and dead cases increases speedily. Some of the countries most affected by the disease are listed below.

China

The first case of the novel COVID-19 was diagnosed in Wuhan, China, in late December 2019. As the most affected country globally, China has 80,928 cases, 3,245 deaths and 70,420 recoveries as of the latest report

Italy

Coronavirus disease has affected European countries. This deadly disease has widespread so rapidly in Italy, making it the second most affected country with 35,713 confirmed cases, 2,978 deaths and 4,025 recoveries.

South Korea

The outbreak of the disease in South Korea has roughed people’s lives. The latest report shows that the country has 8,565 confirmed cases91 deaths and 1,947 recoveries.

Iran

Iran has been placed in the third position on the list as the country has 17,361 confirmed cases1,135 deaths and 5,710 recoveries.

Japan

The outbreak of COVID-19 in Japan has caused 986 confirmed cases, 33 deaths and 191 recoveries as of March 19 2020.

Is Nepal safe to travel
Is Nepal safe to travel to?

Is Nepal Safe From COVID-19? How safe is Nepal from Corona Virus 2019?

Is the neighbouring country of China, Nepal, safe from Corona Virus? 

Every person may ask this question or have a concept that Nepal is not safe from CoronaVirus. However, Nepal is on the list of least affected countries globally, carrying only one confirmed case. In addition, a Nepali student returning from Wuhan on January 5 was diagnosed with COVID-19, kept in a quarantine zone for 14 days, and recovered.

On February 16 2020, 175 Nepalese citizens evacuated from the epicentre of Wuhan, Hubei province in China. They were monitored at the quarantine zone in Kharipati, Bhaktapur, for two weeks. All the results came negative, and they got discharged.

Recently, 4 suspected people (3 Nepali citizens & a French national) landed from South Korea, UAE and Qatar, but the results tested negative.

Luckily, Nepal is safe from this deadly disease to date. However, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that Coronavirus may outbreak in Nepal. And, if the disease enters the country, it will be epidemic as Nepal is a developing country and lacks proper healthcare institutes, modern technology and necessary equipment in sufficient amount to diagnose the person with highly infectious COVID-19.

Governmental Works to Prevent COVID-19

The global tension has been alarming the whole world for a few months. Though the disease has not affected Nepal, the Government of Nepal, many health organizations and agencies have taken steps to prevent the disease from spreading.

The Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Control Hospital and Epidemiology and Disease Control Division are the two major health institutions involved in preventing the virus from crashing in the country. In addition, temperature screening via thermal cameras and self-reporting has been initiated in Tribhuvan International Airport for passengers flying from other countries. Furthermore, Nepal Government has also assigned other hospitals like Bir Hospital, Civil Hospital, Patan Hospital and TU Teaching Hospital to coronavirus outbreaks in Nepal.

On March 9 2020, Government declared that on-arrival visas to Nepal from 8 countries that have been highly affected are suspended temporarily. In addition, ON-arrival-visas from the following countries are suspended for some time.

  1. China
  2. Iran
  3. Italy
  4. South Korea
  5. Japan
  6. France
  7. Germany
  8. Spain

Government’s Policy

The Government will implement the action from March 10, 2020, for the first five countries, whereas for France, Germany and Spain, it will be effective from March 13, 2020.

A day after, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Coronavirus a Pandemic Outbreak. It warned the world to take preventive action. As a result, the Government of Nepal has decided to suspend all on-arrival tourist visas to all countries, excluding diplomatic and official visas. The meeting on late Thursday night on March 12 also ended up cancelling all the spring expeditions and Everest climbing.

According to the officials, the Government also decided to cease on-arrival tourist visas to Nepal through land routes. The visa suspension will be effective from March 14 and will last until April 30, 2020. However, anyone wishing to visit Nepal in between must have a medical certificate/report showing the person is COVID-19 negative.

Is Nepal Safe From COVID-19? How safe is Nepal from Corona Virus 2019?

Despite the outbreak of COVID-19 disturbing the peacefulness in the world, people are willing to travel to fulfil their desires of travelling. Nepal, the land of the Himalayas, is linked with China and listed in the danger zone by the World Health Organization (WHO). 

However, the outbreak of the Corona Virus disease has not affected the country. Only one case was seen till this date and was recovered with timely treatment. Otherwise, the suspected cases have resulted in negative.

The government’s immediate actions and medical assistance are working to make Nepal safe from the disease. The Hon. Tourism Minister of Nepal, Yogesh Bhattarai, has invited all travellers without hesitation and fear in a press release by Nepal Tourism Board. It concludes that “Nepal is Safe to travel”.

Please click the link below for suspension of Visa-On-Arrival.

 

You may also like the following article…

information about nepal
You are here Home » Blog Post » Travel Advisory

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Information about Nepal – Naturally Nepal

About Nepal – Nepal Hiking and Trekking Tour

Information About Nepal

Nepal is an epicentre of never-ending festivals and frolic that transcends from the temporal to the eternal World. For many, Nepal symbolizes an ultimate adventure destination that is rarely found anywhere else in the World. And, for others, Nepal appears to be a Shangri-La – the Lost Horizon that has been far from reality, clustered with deities and demons waiting for offerings. However, Nepal is a country with diverse arrays of tourism products – a rare combination of mysticism, mystery, mountain and merriment.

Guerrilla Trek

Nepal Government recently launched Guerrilla Trekking Trail, giving trekkers the chance to retrace the guerillas’ footsteps. Maoists used this trekking trail during “The People’s War. The Guerrilla Trek, a two-week to four-week hike depending on the itinerary, stretches across central and western Nepal and is designed to draw in more foreigners as the Himalayan nation seeks to rebuild an economy through tourism. Similarly, the Government has launched 1700 kilometre long Great Himalayan Trail. The trail begins near Kanchenjunga on the eastern border and heads west, navigating the domains of eight of the World’s 8000 meters peaks, from the beautiful but lesser known Makalu to the famous Everest. It ends in Humla on the Tibetan border.

Nepal is now on the threshold of making a new constitution with a consensus from all political parties imbibing the spirit of democracy. All political parties have repeatedly reiterated their commitment to peace in the country, assuring the tourism community of creating a conducive atmosphere for business. Tourism is the top priority of the Government of Nepal.

Nepal is all about the true feeling of hospitality, smiling people, festivals throughout the year, extreme adventure and air sports, meditation and many more.

Know more information about Nepal

information About Nepal

Nepal, wedged between China in the north and India in the south, east and west, is a country of 32 million people. Though small in geographical size, Nepal has an astonishing diversity of sightseeing attractions in nature and culture. From the tallest mountain peak in the World to the thickest jungle in South Asia, Nepal has never ceased to amaze all who have seen or heard about it.

Nepal is a secular country with the predominant confluence of two great religions, Hinduism and Buddhism. It is the land of Lord Buddha, a symbol of world peace, who was born about 2550 years ago at Lumbini. With more than 103 ethnic groups and 93 spoken languages, Nepal is naturally pure, tranquil, culturally unique and diverse.

The Kathmandu valley represents a mosaic of Nepal’s rich cultural past and abounds in breathtaking architectural subtlety with 7 cultural World Heritage Sites within 20 kilometres. As Kathmandu valley is a symbolic model of Pagoda, Stupa, cultural or architectural excellence, Pokhara, a scenic town, is a getaway into the lap of nature with close mountain views, lakeside experience and tranquil nature. Chitwan, another tourism hot spot, is a jungle experience in the forest teeming with tropical wildlife.
The Nepal Himalaya is crowned by 8 of the World’s 14 highest mountains, including the jewel in the crown, Mt. Everest, standing tall at 88848 meters, the highest point on earth. That’s not all. More than 1300 peaks are scattered across the length and breadth of the country.

 

You may also like to know similar information about Nepal…

Nepal Tour with Culture Nature and Adventure
You are here Home » Blog Post » Travel Advisory

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Nepal Tourism

Nepal Tourism and its activities

Whether heading off for a gap-year expedition before university or simply a chance to discover and explore a new and exciting environment, travelling abroad is a popular endeavour for many young adults and students. The chance to develop life skills, meet new people, and contribute to a community are all extremely valuable goals for young people, especially in a different country. Nepal is one of the ideal destinations for this reason.

With its spectacular mountains, picturesque forests and lush river valleys, there is an unlimited variety of exciting landscapes. Young and outdoor adventurer lovers can plunge into mountain biking, hiking, trekkingclimbing and camping to hang-gliding, rafting, horseback riding and many more adventurous activities in Nepal. 

Nepal is truly the nature lover’s playground, and sites like Chitwan National Park and Everest Base Camp are a huge draw for young backpackers getting their first taste of the big, wide world. And because other youngsters are travelling from various other corners of the planet, making friends is easier than ever, especially when trekking on a group tour.

Nepal is a cultural paradise!

As well as the breathtaking vistas which crown Nepal’s heights, the country’s bustling centres like the capital city of Kathmandu and other cities like Pokhara beckon with their myriad cultural delights. Just as the rural, remote villages are warm and welcoming, the city centres celebrate visitors who come to marvel at the lively marketplaces, beautiful palaces and treasured temples. Moreover, Nepal’s vast history and spiritual legacy – intimately tied to Buddhism, Jainism, Hinduism and Bon – make it an irresistible draw.

Nepal may have its distinct cultural background, but anyone who chooses to make the Roof of the World their home, even for a short time, will find a place to fit in. And for young students, the opportunities abound. Whether it is a camping expedition in the Kathmandu Valley, an internship at a local tour operator or helping to build schools and other infrastructure, the skills youth can learn about a solid work ethic and group participation are invaluable as the pride in making a difference. Nepal awaits, along with the next big stage of life.

Enjoy your activities with the promotion of Nepal Tourism!

Accommodation

Also, looking for a hotel booking in Kathmandu? Kathmandu Suite Home would be the best option for your comfortable staying.

 

You may also like the following articles…