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  • Trek Duration
    07 Days
  • Max Altitude
  • Trip Grade
  • Group Size
    Min : 02 Trekkers
  • Accommodation
    Hotel/Tea House
  • Start/Ending
    Pokhara to Pokhara

Trip Overview

The Ultimate Guide to Conquering the 7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Nestled in the heart of the majestic Himalayas, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a bucket-list adventure for every avid hiker and nature lover. This trek offers breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, lush forests, and picturesque villages that will leave you in awe. But, conquering this trek isn’t a walk in the park. It requires meticulous planning, physical fitness, and mental endurance. That’s why we’ve created the ultimate guide to help you conquer the 7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek. In this guide, we’ll cover everything from the best time to go, what to pack, and the route you should take. We’ll also share some insider tips and tricks to help you make the most of your trek. So, whether you’re a seasoned hiker or a first-timer, this guide is your go-to resource for conquering one of the most beautiful treks in the world.

Trip highlights

  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara: The trip starts with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The drive takes around 7 hours and offers stunning views of the countryside
  • Exploring Pokhara: Pokhara is a beautiful city located on the shores of Lake Fewa. You can explore the city, visit the World Peace Pagoda, and enjoy boating on the lake
  • Hot Springs: On the third day of the trek, you will reach the natural hot springs at Jhinu Danda. You can take a dip in the hot water and relax your tired muscles
  • Trekking through the lush forests: The trek starts from Nayapul and takes you through lush forests of rhododendron and bamboo
  • Reaching Annapurna Base Camp: The highlight of the trip is reaching Annapurna Base Camp, located at an altitude of 4,130 meters. The views from the base camp are breathtaking, and you can see the Annapurna Massif up close
  • Experience the local culture: During the trek, you will pass through several traditional villages and get to experience the local culture and traditions of the Gurung and Magar communities

Best Time to Trek Annapurna Base Camp

The best time to trek at Annapurna Base Camp is from September to November and from March to May. During these months, the weather is clear, and the skies are blue, offering perfect views of the Himalayas. The temperature during these months is also moderate, making it easier to trek.

However, if you’re looking for a quieter trek, you can opt to trek during the off-season months of December to February and June to August. During these months, the trek is less crowded, and the prices for accommodation and food are lower. However, the weather can be unpredictable, and there is a higher chance of snowfall and rain.

Required Permits and Documents

Before embarking on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, you’ll need to obtain a TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card and an ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit). These permits can be obtained from the Nepal Tourism Board office in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

In addition to these permits, you’ll also need a valid passport and visa to enter Nepal. It’s recommended that you obtain your visa before arriving in Nepal, as this will save you time and hassle at the airport.

Fitness and Training Tips for the Trek

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a challenging trek that requires a good level of fitness and endurance. It’s recommended that you start training at least 2-3 months before the trek. You should focus on cardiovascular exercises such as running, cycling, and swimming, as well as strength training exercises such as squats, lunges, and push-ups.

It’s also important to acclimatize properly during the trek. This means taking it slow and allowing your body to adjust to the altitude. You should also drink plenty of water and avoid alcohol and smoking during the trek.

Essential Packing List for the Trek

When it comes to packing for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, it’s important to pack light and only bring the essentials. Some of the must-have items include a good-quality trekking backpack, hiking boots, warm clothes, a sleeping bag, a headlamp, a water bottle, and a first aid kit.

It’s also important to pack some snacks, such as energy bars and nuts, as well as some medicines for altitude sickness and diarrhea. Lastly, don’t forget to pack a camera to capture the stunning views of the Himalayas.

Accommodation and Food Options on the Trek

During the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, you’ll be able to stay in teahouses, which are basic lodges that offer basic accommodation and food. The teahouses are located at regular intervals along the trekking route, and most of them offer a similar standard of accommodation and food.

The food options on the trek are limited, and most of the teahouses offer a similar menu of dal bhat (rice, lentils, and vegetables), noodles, and soups. However, the food is usually fresh and tasty, and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to try some local dishes.

Challenges and Risks on the Trek

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a challenging trek that comes with its fair share of risks and challenges. Some of the risks include altitude sickness, which can be life-threatening if not treated properly. It’s important to acclimatize properly and drink plenty of water to avoid altitude sickness.

There is also a risk of injury, especially if you’re not properly trained or if you’re not careful while trekking. The trek involves steep ascents and descents, and the terrain can be slippery and uneven. It’s important to wear proper hiking boots and to take them slow and steady while trekking.

Alternative Treks in the Annapurna Region

If you’re looking for alternative treks in the Annapurna region, there are several options to choose from. One popular trek is the Annapurna Circuit Trek, which is a 14-21 day trek that covers a distance of approximately 230 km. This trek takes you through stunning mountain landscapes, charming villages, and beautiful forests.

Another popular trek is the Poon Hill Trek, which is a 4-5 day trek that offers stunning views of the Himalayas, including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. This trek is less challenging than the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, making it a good option for first-time trekkers or those with limited time.

Details Itinerary

Day 01: Drive to Pokhara

Start from Kathmandu and head west towards Kalanki. You will pass through the New Bus Park and Kalanki Chowk. From Kalanki, follow the Prithvi Highway, which leads to Pokhara. You will pass through Naubise. You will cross the Trishuli River and pass through Mugling. From Mugling, the road starts to climb into the hills, and the scenery becomes even more beautiful. You will pass through small towns and villages like Bharatpur, Damauli, and Dumre. Keep driving on the Prithvi Highway until you reach Pokhara. The entire journey takes around 6-7 hours keep driving on the Prithvi Highway until you reach Pokhara.

Day 02: Drive to Naya Pul and walk to Jhinu Danda (2100m / 6hrs)

From Pokhara, we will take a local bus towards Naya Pul. It takes almost 1 and a half hours to reach Naya Pul from Pokhara. From Naya Pul, we will slowly move toward Jhinu Danda. From Naya Pul, the trail follows the Modi Khola River and passes through several small villages such as Birethanti and Syauli Bazar. After Syauli Bazar, the trail starts to climb uphill and becomes steeper. You will need to cross several suspension bridges along the way before reaching Jhinu Danda. The trail passes through lush forests, small villages, and farmlands, and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

Day 03: Walk to the Himalayas (3100m / 6 to 7hrs)

Follow the trails that lead downwards towards the Modi Khola River. Cross the river over a suspension bridge and continue on the trail that climbs up the opposite side. Follow the trail through a forested area, passing through some small settlements along the way. After a couple of hours of trekking, you will reach the village of Chhomrong. From Chhomrong, continue on the trail that leads towards the Modi Khola River. You will cross the river over another suspension bridge and then follow the trail as it climbs up the other side. The trail will then take you through a series of small villages and settlements, including Bamboo and Himalayas.

Day 04: Walk to Annapurna Base Camp (4095m / 6 to 7hrs)

The trek begins from the village of Himalayan. The trek passes through lush forests, terraced farmland, and several traditional villages. The Himalayan to Annapurna Base Camp trek is a challenging but rewarding experience that offers breathtaking views of the Himalayan Mountains and a glimpse into the local culture and way of life.

Day 05: Walk to Sinuwa (2350m / 6 to 7hrs)  

The trail starts with a steep descent from Annapurna Base Camp, leading to the Modi Khola River valley. From there, the trail follows the river upstream through the beautiful forested valley. The trail is well-marked and passes through several small villages and teahouses along the way. As you approach Sinuwa, the trail becomes steeper and more challenging, with several switchbacks and steep sections. Upon reaching Sinuwa, you can enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

Day 06: Walk to Mokyu (830m / 4hrs) and drive to Pokhara (2hrs drive)

The trail to Mokyu begins by descending from Sinuwa towards the Modi Khola River. You will cross a suspension bridge over the river and then start ascending uphill. The trail will take you through dense forests and past small settlements along the way. Along the way, we get stunning mountain views and beautiful landscapes. From Mokyu, we will drive toward Pokhara which is just 3 hours of drive. In the evening time, we will hike up around the Fewa Tal.

Day 07: Dive back to Kathmandu

To drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you will need to follow the Prithvi Highway. Continue driving on the Prithvi Highway for about 126 km until you reach Mugling. This is the point where the Narayangadh-Mugling road connects with the Prithvi Highway. Once you reach Mugling, you will need to take a left turn and cross the bridge over the Trishuli River. After crossing the bridge, continue driving on the Prithvi Highway for another 25 km until you reach the town of Naubise. At Naubise, you will need to take a right turn towards Thankot. From Thankot, continue driving toward Kathmandu until you reach your destination.

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara and Back to Kathmandu by Tourist bus
  • Hotel In Kathmandu: 2 Nights *****3 Star Category accommodation in Katmandu includes Breakfast.
  • Hotel in Pokhara: 2 nights *****2 Star Category hotel in Pokhara includes Breakfast.
  • You’re Meal in During the Trekking as Your standard meals (3 times a day Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with a cup of tea or Coffee).
  • All Trekking Permit and Paperwork as Annapurna conservation entry permits (ACAP) and Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
  • Local Transportation Sharing Local Jeep or Express Bus.
  • All accommodations in lodge/tea houses during the treks.
  • Trekking Guide: Government License holder Trekking An experienced, helpful, friendly, and English-speaking. His well-paid salary, meals, accommodation insurance, etc.
  • Trekking Porter: porters (1 porter for 2 people). Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation.
  • After the Success Trip, Everest Trekking Routes will Provide Adventure Certificate.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid for by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes and Services are charged.

Cost Includes

  • Meals and Extra Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Private Car, Jeep, Van, or Helicopter
  • personal expenses (bar bills, beer, coke, a bottle of water, hot water, phone call, laundry service, Helicopter rescue, Electronic device recharge such as Mobile, Camera, etc.)
  • Tips for guide, porters, and driver.

Trip Map


Cost & Date

Departure Date Duration Availability Cost Booking
09-11-2021 12 Days Available USD 1299 Per Person
01-11-2021 12 Days Available USD 1499 Per Person

Client Reviews



Breathtaking! - in every possible way Everest Base Camp

My once-in-a-lifetime experience with colleagues from Everest Trekking Routes Pvt. Ltd. started in the early season in 2023 in mid-February. After planning the trip without any problems and answering all the necessary questions via email or WhatsApp, I was met by Rabin (the boss of the trekking agency) at the airport in Kathmandu and then taken to the hotel, where I was finally able to meet my guide for the 12-day tour to Mount Everest Base Camp. Su Sil is an ideal hiking companion who, in addition to his profound knowledge of the region around Mount Everest, has a friendly and cheerful manner. The hotel, where I stayed the first night, left nothing to be desired and corresponded to an upper class hotel by Napalese standards.

The next morning, the flight left for Lukla at 7am as planned, Su Sil -my travel guide- had all the necessary documents for the flight ready and the adventure towards Mount Everest began…

My booking included an all-inclusive service, so you got 3 meals a day plus a fruit plate to cover your vitamin needs. The accommodation (tea houses) was chosen by the guide in a sensible and appropriate way along the way. In addition, Su Sil always had all the necessary documents for entering the national park at hand. From an altitude of 5000m above sea level, the altitude slowly began to affect me and I suffered extremely badly from altitude sickness, which manifested itself in headaches, loss of appetite and sleeplessness. However, Su Sil had all the necessary medication with him to reduce the effects of altitude sickness to a minimum. Su Sil could speak and understand English without any problems and could also respond to deep thought processes and follow other conversations without any problems. I also came into contact with other trekking groups, as the open-hearted nature of the trekking guides, often in the evenings by the fireplace in the tea house, led to conversations with people from all over the world, which were intensified by the positive mood of the guides among themselves.

At the end of the almost 2-week trek and after successfully climbing the first base camp of Mount Everest and Kala Patthar (5644m), I was again accommodated in the hotel from the first night for one last night. The hotel also has a spa and wellness area, which was logically used directly. The trekkers’ massage is highly recommended!

All in all, the 12-day trip was an absolutely incredible experience. After having been around the world a lot, my expectations were initially a bit low, but in the middle of the trip they were completely fulfilled by the friendliness of the people, the Nepalese culture and the incomparable beauty of the mountain ranges. I was also able to build up a very friendly relationship with my guide, in which we support each other, talk positively to each other and use every conceivable minute for the most diverse conversations.

Thank you for this experience and I will definitely be back!


Soren Dorfhoff


Island Peak, Everest Base Camp and Lobuche Peak Climbing (October 2022)

I have now used Everest Trekking Routes for two trips to Nepal. I can’t put my finger on anything that needs improvement. The initial communication part is spot on. They are quick to respond and I usually my questions answered on the first reply. Both times I have been greeted at the airport by a super polite guide. I’ve felt welcome and gotten all my needs tended to.
On my second trip, we could not fly to Lukla, because of bad weather. Instead of waiting for the weather to clear up, they arranged alternative transport to the mountains, to avoid wasting precious days in Kathmandu.

The whole city experience has been an absolute pleasure. Except for the hard work, summiting a mountain

Best recommendations to the guys from Everest Trekking Routes

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Hongkong, China

EBC + Island Peak Trek

A professional guide with passion brought us going to EBC, Kala Patthar and Island Peak Summit. He can manage all the matter letting us trek with no worry. There were three days no flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu due to bad weather, but we can still on schedule. Thanks for his help and made this trip memorable. He is Rabin Gurung.


Tift Lars


Mera Peak, Island Peak and Lobuche Peak Climbing

My brother and I had the pleasure of having Rabin as our guide on the trip to Mera Peak Expedition.
Everything was planned to perfection and we had a great time with Rabin, who is friendly, funny, and always helpful.
Last but not least, we reached the summit.

Source: TripAdvisor

Jasmin H


Gokyo Lakes with Gokyo Ri

The trekking was an extraordinary experience. Breathtaking views of Everest and the surrounding 8000s. Rabin Gurung always made sure we have a nice accommodation, enough for eating and drinking, warm and comfortable. He is a really caring guide. I would do another trip with him right away. He organised everything so that we could totally focus on the hiking.

Antonia Carol Suning

Sabah, Malaysia

Everest Base Camp & Lobuche Peak with Rabin

It was such a hard fight to join this trip. Because I had to work hard to find funding for this training. It is the first summit I attended team NOBAT ( No Boundary Adventurers Association Sabah ) to the Himalayas with AMG (Adventure Mountain Guide Rabin Gurung), I gained a great experience, which Mr. Rabin Gurung was very friendly and kind as a mountain guide who experience he made this trip so enjoyable, and build a better friendship.

I would like to thank him for giving the best service to us, this is the first time I walk for 21 days hahaha. In every step, he remained faithful to accompany and not leave us, even though there are 2 people in our group who did not succeed, and he sent us back to our high camp Lobuche to support the spirit reaching the summit of Lobuche Peak Climbing.

Nice trip and good services such as tents, food, and stories you tell about your family, it is good, and I enjoyed the trip because you protected me and my team so much.

Keep up the good work you AMG! I am happy to see and to know you! Good luck! * extra bonus able to speak Bahasa Melayu! hehe

Jasen Moore & Helen Kerrandjas

Toronto, Canada

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

While Rabin is a very knowledgeable and cabable guide it was his kindness, Warm smile, and Constant eagernessto help that made our trip truly memorable. Rabin quickly earned our trust and friendship and would be an exlcellent campanion on any trek ! we would very happily Recommend Rabin to any one who is making a trip in Nepal. He is is a wonderful person, and a good friend.

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Details Address : 191 Millwood Rd, Upper Toronto, ON M4S 1J6 Canada

Jaistin Tamin

Sabah Malaysia

Everest Base Camp, Island Peak, Lobuche Peak & Chulu West Peak

Sewaktu saya ditugaskan oleh persatuan NOBAT untuk mendapatkan khidmat ‘trekking guide’ bagi ekspedisi NOBAT Himalaya 2013, saya telah menghubungi beberapa ‘trekking agent’ di Kathmandu melalui emel. Saya tertarik dengan laman web Rabin Gurung dan ‘testimonial’ dari beberapa individu yang penat mendapatkan khidmatnya. Rabin memberikan tawaran kos yang paling berpatutan. Dari raut wajahnya saja saya yakin dia adalah orang yang jujur dan’friendly’. Satu kelebihan lain ialah dia boleh berbahasa Malaysia.

Apabila bertemu dengan Rabin buat pertama kalinya di Kathmandu, memang sah bahawa kami telah membuat pilihan yang tepat. Sepanjang trekking, Rabin sangat professional dalam khidmatnya. Beliau flexible dan mudah diajak berunding. Kami tidak lagi menganggapnya sebagai pemandu jalan tetapi sebagai sahabat..kepada sesiapa yang ingin trekking di Himalaya, sila dapatkan khidmat Rabin. Saya percaya anda bakal membuat pilihan yang tepat.

Amy Cheung

Hongkong, China

Island Peak Climbing Via Everest Base Camp

I’m so grateful that I finally finished the trekking, and this must be credit to our professional guide, Rabin! He is so nice! He cared us so much, greeted us with his big warming smile during the whole journey! Before this trekking, the highest place I had ever been was only 934 meters, I was so worried about high altitude problem. But In fact, my adaptability was pretty good, cuz Rabin’s trekking plan was so suitable for me that I finally reached EBC and Kala Pattar under the snow and strong winds! When we backed to Island Peak Base Camp after summit, he brought hot drinks and biscuits and waited for us on the way, that was so sweet and we were really really exhausted and hungry at that time, he just like an angle showed up to us!

It’s a great trekking journey and I really thanks Rabin’s guiding and accompany with us! We shared the precious moments on this journey!

Jan Erik & Camilla Hedborg


Helambu Circuit Trekking in Nepal

This is the second time that we go to Nepal, and both times Rabin has been our guide while trekking. First time we did a 4 day trek in the Annapurna region and the second time a 6 day trek in the Helambu region. We enjoyed both our treks very much and are so happy to have been able to trek with Rabin on both occasions, who is not only a knowledgeable and experienced guide, but also a very nice person and good company. Both of us a re happy to recommend you contacting Rabin if you are planning a trip to Nepal – whether you are going for a short hike or longer trip that needs more planning.

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Jeff Tucker & Wanida Tucker


Manaslu Circuit & Tsum Valley with Rabin Gurung

Recently my wife and I visited Nepal for the eighteenth time and enjoyed a wonderful trek, one of the best treks ever, and this was largely due to our guide, Rabin Gurung (Trekking Guide in Nepal), with whom we also trekked around Manaslu in 2010.

If you come to Nepal with the idea of doing ‘your own trek’ with a small party, I highly recommend hiring Rabin. Not only does he have many years of experience but he is very honest and humble, so much so that one woman at a very basic lodge on our recent trek, impressed by his honesty, told my wife that “this man is a very good man, honest man, all other guide-man say lie to customers, say them that price is higher than the real price, so they can get more money.”

Rabin is always in good humor and friendly and gets along well with the local people and the porters too. Furthermore, his varied experience from his earlier years as a porter and cook helped to make him a better guide. I can’t remember how many times during our treks, when we stopped at a new or very basic lodge, or even at a tea house for lunch, when the owner’s cooking skills were at most primitive, Rabin tactfully volunteered to move into the kitchen and some amazingly delicious food would come out, made from the most simple ingredients.

Three years ago, in March of 2010, the Manaslu trek was not what it is now. Along the entire trek from Arughat (where we had to start walking), until we reached to Annapurna circuit route, there was at that time only a single lodge with what could be called a ‘menu’, and that was the one and only lodge in Sama village at that time. All other villages either had nothing but dal bhat and perhaps chapatis, or nothing to eat and no lodge at all. We had to camp some places, but when we could, we stayed in the simple lodges that existed and he often improved our diet by cooking foods that the proprietor did not know how to cook, sometimes even such a basic menu item as an omelet, to be rolled up inside a chapati for breakfast.

This year, again in March, we decided to return to the same area, with the desire to explore the newly opened valley of Tsum. This is a lovely, beautiful valley populated by some 4000 Tibetan people, who have lived for nearly a thousand years in that inaccessible ‘hidden valley’, connected by easy passes to Tibet but until not so many decades ago, without any reasonable connection to Nepal through the truly stupendous canyons of the lower section of the valley. Indeed, many inhabitants could not speak any Nepali, only Tibetan, which made it difficult at times. We had a double permit, which if you ever want to see Tsum Valley thoroughly, I highly recommend. Most people try to do a quick one-week detour to Tsum Valley as a kind of bonus side trip on the way around Manaslu. They never know what they have missed. Some of the most interesting villages and friendliest people, and some truly awesome scenery, can be visited in Tsum valley if you have time. One week is too little time to see more than a quick glimpse of the Valley.

I and my wife have been trekking in Nepal for years, myself since 1981, and our trek to Manaslu was the first time we had ever used a guide (because it was required on that trek), despite having visited some very remote areas such as crossing the Trashi Labtsa Pass from Khumbu into Rolwaling with friends in 1982. I had doubts about using a guide, I had seen how so many of them control their clients and take a commission from lodge owners to fill their pockets, I have seen many guides from Kathmandu who knew less about the local people and places than I did. I say this not to boast but as a word of caution: there are all too few honest, humble, helpful, and experienced guides out there, and many of those who are have moved into the higher levels of trekking management and no longer guide. But from the first days, on our 2010 Manaslu trek, we were impressed by the level of experience Rabin has, and also his sensitivity in allowing us to make our own itinerary day by day. He never was angry, never showed irritation, always explained patiently what was going on, and was always in a good mood. We were a group of five at that time, and by the end of the first week, we all agreed that if we returned to Nepal for another trek requiring a guide, we would try to get Rabin again.

This is what we did in March 2013 on our visit to Tsum Valley. Using more porters in order to have tents and extra food, we planned to visit the highest area of the upper end of Tsum Valley and ascend to one of the high passes overlooking Tibet. This year was plagued by poor weather and too much snow in March, however, and we were unable to do that, as were all the people who had set out to trek around Manaslu this March: the deep snow at higher elevations did not allow anyone in the first weeks of March to cross the Larkya La and go around Manaslu. But we had time, and because of the tents and food we had, we also had more options. The tents and food we used in a wonderful visit to the nunnery at Gumalungdang, up a steep side valley surrounded by the huge peaks of Ganesh Himal. We camped there for two nights, as there is no accommodation yet, and enjoyed incredible sunrise views of the nearby Ganesh Himal and also the distant great Peaks of HImalchuli, Ngadi Chuli, and Manaslu.

Tsum Valley is developing rapidly, as is the Manaslu circuit. However, particularly if you are new to Nepal trekking, don’t believe the hype that many agencies will tell you, that the Manaslu trek is the “new Annapurna circuit”. The Annapurna trek, over a period of three decades, developed a huge infrastructure for trekkers, with scores and scores of hotels, often equipped with deluxe menus and services, hot showers, laundry service, spring mattresses, etc. I think it will be some time yet before these things appear on the Manaslu trek, and if you find them in some places, don’t expect them at the next place. Tsum Valley is one step back in development yet.

One problem to watch out for is this: Manaslu Tsum Valley’s popularity and this can be said for Manaslu too, is growing much faster than services can be built–may be large because the road around Annapurna has grown so quickly and has put people off from that once glorious trek. We were there both times in March when there are fewer trekkers than in April or especially during the high season in October and November. In Tsum, as of March 2013, there was only one real lodge with rooms, and that was just a bit beyond Lokhpa at the foot of the valley. The other ‘lodges’ were basically beds in a side room of a local house, the largest such able to sleep ten people but others only four or five. Most villages had only one such place for trekkers to sleep, some villages had no place. When we reached Mu Gompa, in March all but one of the 80 monks were away from the valley for the winter, and furthermore, there was no food available at all. Only because we had our tents and stove and food for going higher up the valley (which we were unable to do because of snow), were we able to stay there e and eat our own food, instead of returning to Nile village the same day. The same goes for Gumbalunddang, where no food was available. if you are going o visit Tsum valley, and perhaps Manaslu too, during the busiest season, think seriously about hiring at least one EXTRA porter and having a tent, stove, and food, in case of accommodation is full! It might be worth it! Also, think of the porters: we saw many groups of two or three with a guide and a single porter carrying an enormous load, who was trailing far behind the others during the day. Many of them were unhappy with the arrangement.

In conclusion, this time with four people in our group, and with several porters and with Rabin as our guide again, we once more enjoyed what all agreed was one of the best treks we’ve ever done in the Himalayas, out of a total number of over thirty now, in Nepal and India. Rabin is an excellent choice for a guide. He is honest and will help you save money instead of trying to find ways to squeeze more for himself, he is fun and funny and friendly and all along the trails, he makes new friends with the people we meet along the way. He is experienced but doesn’t try to tell the customers what to do, he asks what they want to do, and then explains the options. If you are the type of trekker who is truly interested in Nepal, in the places, the culture, and religion and people and villages, and like to understand what is happening around you, hire Rabin as your guide, you won’t be disappointed. Indeed, like us (except for one, the same group that went around Manaslu with Rabin three years earlier), perhaps you will want to return to Nepal and go on another trek with Rabin Gurung!


Alex Lim


Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Rabin Gurung

This is my second trip with Rabin and I am already looking forward to a third trip with him soon. That shows how much I value his services, his extensive experiences with the treks, his honesty, and of course, the great supporting staff he have.

I feel safe and well taken care of with Rabin as my guide. He is a man with integrity and deal in a most honest way with us. This is unlike lots of horror stories you read about guides and tea-house owners collaborating to fleece hikers. We pay exactly what we consumed at the tea houses based on the published menu prices, no more and no less. With Rabin, there is no hidden cost.

With more than 20 years of trekking experience, he gave good advises on the route and safety measures to take. For example, he insisted that we started off early on a particular day so that we will reach a section with an ice sheet before the ice started to melt and traversing the ice-sheet becomes dangerous and difficult.

We have a large team of porters and assistant guides to take care of our team of 12 hikers and everyone on Rabin’s team have been extremely helpful and friendly. My teenage son enjoyed playing Uno and sliding down the ABC  Trek icy slope with a teenage porter, a fellow hiker who has walking difficulties was supported all the way by assistant guides and porters and our meals were all ordered in advance so the group don’t have to wait long for food to be served.


Sources from: TripAdvisor

Rechard Boston

California, U. S. A.

Annapurna Circuit Thorong La Pass Trek

After reading online reviews we contacted Rabin and several other “Trekking companies” inquiring about trekking the Annapurna Circuit. This was our first visit to Nepal so we were a little apprehensive about selecting a guide via web endorsements and email. After receiving several quotes and descriptions of the trek we focused on Adventure Guides. I had done some research on where to stay in Kathmandu and when I asked Rabin where he recommended he suggested The International Guest House. The very same place i was interested in. He met us at the airport and had a vehicle to take us to the hotel. Rabin and porter Suk were great to travel with. They took care of all the tedious details so that we could enjoy Nepal and the trek. It was a fabulous journey and we are planning to come back next year and trek with Rabin. Visited October 2016

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