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Chapter 7: Annapurna Base Camp Trek Accommodation and Food

ABC Accommodation

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The accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara during your trekking consists of your choice and affordability. Outside of these two hubs, almost all the teahouses offer nearly similar accommodation with very basic provisions. In this Trek, a trekker will enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well as the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Breakfast and dinner will be served from the tea-houses or from a lodge menu where you stayed at night. Lunch will be served on the way on your trip to your next destination.

Where all trekkers will be amazed and excited to find a nice and cozy lodge known as Tea-House, which you can find throughout the trek Annapurna Nepal.

Trekkers during their journey can find a nice lodge for an overnight stop. Mostly the rooms can be cozy and comfortable. Lodges provide friendly services and they also serve delicious food served according to your choice.

At Chomrong

Trekking begins from a respective point of Chomrong. On the way, you will encounter as you enter the farm village notice many lodges – big and small. There it offers you various choices of lodges and inns with nice accommodation from single, double bedrooms to the dormitory.

You can join with other guests in a large dining room facing views of the village and snow mountain range. Chomrong is the last permanent village on the route to Annapurna Sanctuary and base camp. Along with hygienically cooked food, you can get fresh bakery products, like loaf bread, cakes, and pie also. Here, one hotel’s provided facilities are mentioned as average facilities provided by other teahouses during the Annapurna trek Nepal:

Hotel Super View Top Lodge, Chhomrong

  • Electricity – yes
  • Hot shower – yes, NPR 100/$1
  • Indoor toilet – yes, Western flush toilet
  • Wi-fi – yes, NPR 200/$1.5-$2
  • Power sockets – yes, in the dining room, NPR 50/$0.4 per charge
  • Blankets – yes

Other overnight places after Chomrong are temporary settlements to serve and cater to the needs of trekkers.

All overnight places are of a similar and basic standard lodge. They have limited facilities due to their remoteness from main villages, where trekkers will have a hard time getting a single room if needed during high season. Most of the lodges with twins share smaller rooms with a large dining room and common restroom, hot and cold shower bathroom. Meals are excellent during this journey.

As your real trekking at Annapurna begins from Kande, you’ve to stop on the route between Kande and Bhichok. Sample facilities you get on your stop are:

  • Electricity – yes
  • Hot shower – yes, solar shower in the room
  • Indoor toilet – yes, in the room
  • Wi-fi – yes
  • Power sockets – yes, in the dining room
  • Blankets – yes

While stopping on the route between Bhichok and Landruk, you will stay at Moonlight Guesthouse, Landruk. There you can have:

  • Electricity – yes
  • Hot shower – yes, solar shower in the room
  • Indoor toilet – yes, in the room
  • Wi-fi – yes, didn’t work when we were here
  • Power sockets – yes, in the dining room
  • Blankets – yes

When you stop on the route from Landruk to Lower Sinuwa at Preeti Guesthouse, Lower Sinuwa; during the Annapurna base camp trek, you may have these facilities:

  • Electricity – yes
  • Hot shower – yes, outside shared gas shower, NPR 200/$1.5
  • Indoor toilet – no, outside shared toilet
  • Wi-fi – yes, NPR 300/$2.5
  • Power sockets – yes, in the dining room, NPR 200/$1.5 per charge
  • Blankets – yes

Stops on the route between Lower Sinuwa and Deurali, you will stay at Shangrila Guesthouse, Deurali where you generally can get:

  • Electricity – yes
  • Hot shower – yes, outside shared gas shower, NPR 250/$2
  • Indoor toilet – no, outside shared toilet
  • Wi-fi – yes, NPR 300/$2.5
  • Power sockets – yes, in the dining room, NPR 200/$1.5 per charge
  • Blankets – yes

At Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Travelers can find the comfort of a lodge and great meals at a height of 4,130 meters high. Anyone will be fascinated by the scenic and marvelous walk to Annapurna Base Camp, the only base camp in the whole Himalayan range.

Due to high altitude and remoteness, accommodation is limited with about 4-5 lodges for trekkers to stay in. During the peak season, trekkers have to share rooms with their partners or other close friends. A single room is hard to find during this time.

For meals, you can order according to your choice but not all the time as it is limited. Large group set meals are available to save time and fuel.

When you reach to your destination, you will stop at Annapurna Guest House, Annapurna Base Camp. There you simply have:

  • Electricity – yes
  • Hot shower – no, bucket shower, NPR 300/$2.5
  • Indoor toilet – no, outside shared toilet
  • Wi-fi – yes, NPR 300/$2.5
  • Power sockets – yes, in the dining room, NPR 250/$2 per charge
  • Blankets – yes

Accommodation in the route to ABC and ABC itself

You generally have attached bathroom rooms at Ulleri, Ghorepani, Chomrong, and Jhinu Danda, and four nights stay in standard rooms at Tadapani, Himalayan, ABC, and Bamboo.

Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara

A trekker might need two night hotel stay in Kathmandu before and after the trek to Annapurna Nepal. Kathmandu provides a range of hotels to fit your budget and tastes.

In Pokhara, available hotels/lodges provide an attached bathroom, TV, 24 hours hot water, power, and laundry facility.

Food during ABC Trek

You will get plenty of nourishing food in trek regions, but you will not have as many options as in the cities. Most of the tour companies’ offered itinerary includes your breakfasts, lunches, and dinner throughout the trek.

Some popular menu items are:

abc food

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Breakfasts – Oatmeal, Corn Flakes, French toast with Jam, Butter, Cheese, Honey Tibetan bread or Chapati, Local Tsampa porridge, Eggs, Pancakes, Muesli Breads, Fruits, Vegetables, Hot drinks (varieties of teas and coffees, hot chocolates, etc.)

LunchesDhal Bhat, Tarkari, Tibetan Bread, Various Soups, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo (dumplings), Macaroni dishes, Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles, Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable curry, Potatoes, Vegetables, Salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Snacks (Papad, Prawn), Desserts, (Rice Pudding, Apple pie)

Dinners – Dhal, Bhat, Tarkari, Tibetan Bread, Various Soups, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo (dumplings), Macaroni, Tenduk Spaghetti, Noodles Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable curry, Potato items, Vegetable and salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Snacks (Papad, Prawn), Korean Raman, Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), Hard Drinks Steaks

The menu items in trekking Annapurna regions include – local, Asian, and western cuisine, but as you go up, the menu gets shorter and shorter. One needs to eat fresh vegetables and takes liquids such as – green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea, and garlic soup at high altitudes.

You should avoid dairy and non-veg items, cheese items, alcoholic drinks, caffeinated items, and hot chocolates for hygiene concerns.

FAQs

Can you stay overnight at Annapurna Base Camp?

Ans: Yes, you will stay at the teahouse around ABC.

What food is available during the Annapurna base camp trek?

Ans: A trekker has multiple options and tastes in lower altitudes, where the altitude is higher one has to adjust to basic and limited food. Nepalese traditional food – Dal Bhat is available almost everywhere on the trekking route.

What types of accommodations are available during the Annapurna base camp trek?

Ans: One can stay at luxury hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara. However, teahouses with some modern to basic facilities are available from lower to higher altitudes respectively.

If you are looking for information regarding routes of Annapurna Base Camp trek read Routes and Maps of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek chapterBest Annapurna Base Camp Trek Time  chapter explain in detail about the best time to trek in Annapurna Base Camp region. If you are wondering how to choose the best trek operator, find detail information from this How to Choose the best Annapurna Base Camp Trek Operator chapter.

The cost chapter Cost of Annapurna Base Camp Trek explains all types of cost and fees of Annapurna Base Camp trek. If you need information regarding visa and permit of Annapurna Base Camp trek read Visa and Permit for Annapurna Base Camp Trek chapter.

The packing list chapter explains the main items to Packing for Annapurna Base Camp trekking.  If you want information about Annapurna Base Camp trek ground transportation read the chapter Ground Transportation during.

In other chapters of this Annapurna Base Camp Trek guide, we have explained in detail of Internet and Telephone Facility in the Annapurna Base Camp region, how and where to find the Trek Guides and Porters and how much dangerous and safe is Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Moreover, you can explore our Nepal tours and treks package page to find several amazing Annapurna base camp trekking deals.

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