Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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TripGrade: Moderate
Moderate or Grade B Trip - comprises a week to 15 days. It can reach up to 5000 meters high in altitude range, but the trails will be moderate (nor easy, nor tough). High altitude may matter on walking speed and distance. You need to have some acclimatization over 3000 meters.

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Duration:

14 Days

Country:
Max Altitude:

4130m ABC

Group Size

Any

Trial Access:

Drive and Flight

Best Season:

Mar - May & Sep-Nov

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek has captivated thousands of people around the world due to its true to life experience. It satisfies travelers' interest to witness the natural beauty that mother nature has gifted us.

The views of the entire Annapurna ranges are very fascinating. The enigma & magnificence of this place is almost unimaginable! It’s just magnificent beyond belief.

Located in the north-central part of Nepal, the region encompasses peak chains that include Mount Annapurna (8091 m) along with 16 other peaks over 7000 m. Mount Annapurna is the tenth highest mountain in the world. An amalgam view of the mountain peaks, landscapes, tropical and alpine vegetation, rare floras, faunas and nature make this place a unique place in all aspects.

A wide range of natural landscapes, steep, rugged and beautiful mountains are just some of the highlights that Annapurna Base Camp trek has to offer in terms of trekking destinations. This 14 day trek is the ideal way to enjoy the Himalayas and the surrounding nature of Annapurna region.

Relative to other hiking trails, the route here is also well developed and you can observe different ethnic people who practice different cultures and customs.

Trek Highlights 

  • Explore the culture, traditions, and hospitality of Nepalese people
  • Magnificent views of Mt.Annapurna, Nilgiri, Baraha Peak, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, and Hiunchuli
  • View from the Annapurna glacier periphery
  • The trekking trail passes through alpine vegetation, thick bamboo trees, rhododendrons, oak forest & much more.

The starting point for the journey is Pokhara. This magnificent city has an unspoiled view as well as the city maintenance is never neglected by the authorities. It is also here that you can see many landscapes as well as the majestic mountaineering museum. Phewa lake is also a major attraction here which is the second largest lake in Nepal.

Our route starts from a place named Ulleri and thereafter crosses through Ghorepani (Magar settlements with notable mountain views of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri ), Poonhill, where you get to explore the tremendous Himalayan ranges passing through the beautiful dense rhododendron forest, thick bamboo forest, and oak trees.

We will also have an opportunity to view the striking Kali Gandaki gorge, the deepest gorge in the world on the way to Jomsom, Mustang. You are greeted with majestic views of mountains like the Annapurna South, Nilgiri, Baraha Peak, Fishtail and Hiunchuli, even before you reach the start point of the trek!

The trail to the base camp has a bunch of private accommodation lodges situated just in front of the Annapurna Glacier. The view from the glacier fringes is breathtaking as most of the ranges of Annapurna is exposed.

The wildlife in the Annapurna Conservation Area spread over 7600sq km. You would also meet numerous indigenous Nepali tribes and gain some insights into their culture. Being the most popular trekking route compared to the other trekking destinations, this 14 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek is moderate in grade (difficulty).

If you have any questions feel free to send us a quick inquiry and we will look into it and reply to you as soon as possible.


Brief Itinerary 

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu.
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara
Day 03: Drive to Nayapul and then trek to Ulleri
Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani (2856m)
Day 05: Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3210m) for sunrise view and trek to Tadapani
Day 06: Trek to Chhomrong
Day 07: Trek to Dovan
Day 08: Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp
Day 09: Trek to Annapurna base camp
Day 10: Trek back to Bamboo
Day 11: Trek to Jhinu (Hot Spring) hill
Day 12: Trek to Kiwai and Drive to Pokhara
Day 13: Drive/Flight towards Kathmandu
Day 14: Departure

Starting Price

USD 1190 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu

Meals included: BB

Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative from Himalayan trekkers will greet you in Nepalese traditional style and transfer you to your respective hotel. You can stroll around Thamel in the evening if you have time.

Airport Pickup in a Private Vehicle

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 2

Drive to Pokhara

Meals included: BB

After breakfast, you will drive to Pokhara enjoying the scenic landscapes along the Prithivi highway alongside the Trishuli River. Upon reaching Pokhara you can enjoy boating at Phewa Lake and roam around this city of lakes.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 3

Drive to Nayapul and then Trek to Ulleri

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Early in the morning - you will have an hour of a scenic drive towards Nayapul then will start the trek towards Ulleri. After crossing Birethanti, you will follow the streams and reach Tikhe Dhunga. After crossing the suspension bridge, you will have to climb steep stone steps (3500steps) to reach towards Ulleri. You will have ample opportunities to gain tranquil views of Himchuli and Fishtail on your trail.

Accommodation: Tea house/Lodge Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 Hrs

Day 4

Trek to Ghorepani (2856 m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, you gradually move towards Ghorepani. Nature spreads exotic sight of majestic snow-capped mountain peaks, lush vegetation, and rich plant life before you. You can spend some time here capturing photographs and feel the fresh air of Himalayas. Then, after trekking some hours, finally - you will find yourself in Ghorepani. Ghorepani also has pretty good lodges that provide good food and accommodation to travelers. Upon arrival, you can rest for some time and explore the surrounding areas with sunset views of the beautiful Annapurna Ranges.

Accommodation: Tea house/Lodge Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 Hrs

Day 5

Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3210 m) for sunrise view and trek to Tadapani

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Early morning, you will hike up to PoonHill for sunrise views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Poonhill is renowned for the world’s best viewpoint for panoramic views of Dhaulagiri I, the world’s seventh-highest peak, and the tenth highest Annapurna I peak, Dhaulagiri II, III, Fishtail, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Nilgiri South, Dhampus Peak, and many other snowcapped peaks. After this - you will have a warm breakfast served by the Pun people - local ethnic people of this region.

Also, you will get the opportunity to experience the warm hospitality and culture of Pun People. After breakfast, you will leave Ghorepani and walk towards Tadapani. Tadapani is an excellent viewpoint for glimpses of heavenly sights of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Fishtail.

Accommodation: Tea house Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 Hrs

Day 6

Trek to Chhomrong

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, you will start your trek to Chomrong. You will trek all the way through terrace farmings and typical village houses, the colorful blooming flowers of the Rhododendron forests make your walk more fascinating. From here, views of the stunning Annapurna South and Hiunchuli & Fishtail are close. Gurung inhabitants reside in this village, surrounded by the dense woods with distinct views of the Himalayan ranges. Overnight stay at Chomrong.

Accommodation: Tea house Estimated Walking Distance: 4.5 - 5 Hrs

Day 7

Trek to Dovan

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today after breakfast, you will start your trek from Chomrong to Dovan. On the way, you will observe the panoramic views of Fishtail from a different angle. After around two hours of walk through the green forest of rhododendron and Bamboo, you will reach a place named 'Bamboo'. This place is popular for awesome views of the ranges of Annapurna Himalayas, Flora, and Fauna. The name Bamboo is given due to the high production of Bamboo in this area. You then trek almost an hour to reach Dovan walking all the way through the dense forest. Dovan is a small settlement where people migrated from other places for pure business. So you can see people of different cultures and lifestyles.

Accommodation: Tea house Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 Hrs

Day 8

Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

On this 8th day, after breakfast, we start our trek by gradually walking towards Machhapuchre Base Camp (MBC) following some mesmerizing views of Machhapuchre and Gangapurna facing towards us. After you cross Bagar, you will ascend towards MBC. Moving forward to MBC, you will see the view of Mount Macchapuchre more close. Upon reaching the basecamp itself, you now can see the charming views of Machhapuchre (Fishtail) and Annapurna III, Gangapurna and other peaks. Overnight stay at MBC.

Accommodation: Tea house Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 Hrs

Day 9

Trek To Annapurna Base Camp

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

On hiking this trekking trail (also known as Annapurna circuit trail) for about 2 - 3 hours, you will ascend towards the North West alongside a small ridge branching out from the mountain pass to mountainside with widespread terraced fields showcasing tranquil pastures. Now, the whole purpose of the trek comes to light as you finally reach the Annapurna Base Camp. Here you will witness some awesome picturesque landscapes, majestic panoramic view of snow-capped peaks like Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Singhachuli, Glaciers, and more peaks with varied Himalayan cultural settings tucked beneath the southern slopes of the Annapurna massif.

In the evening, you can further trek along to see the popular Annapurna Glacier, and sunset views over the Annapurna Range, including Hiunchuli and other peaks. During the time of heavy snow, it would be great to hike up to Chorten, walking along the snowy trails. There are lots more to cover within this short duration.

Accommodation: Tea house Estimated Walking Distance: 2 - 2.5 Hrs

Day 10

Trek back to Bamboo

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, with the sunrise view, you will trek back down to Bamboo passing along the enthralling Annapurna ranges and its surroundings.

Accommodation: Tea house Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 Hrs

Day 11

Trek to Jhinu (Hot Spring) hill

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today you will trek back to Chhomrong with the view of majestic Himalayan ranges and descend towards Jhinu Hill where you can relax and be stress-free while soaking in the Hot spring. Overnight stay at Chhomrong.

Accommodation: Tea house Estimated Walking Distance: 6 Hrs

Day 12

Trek to Nayapul and Drive to Pokhara

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, you will descend towards Kiwai where you can have an amalgam view of the Machhapuchhre and Annapurna South. Further, you will be driven back to Pokhara. Evening time strolling around Pokhara and relaxing. Overnight stay at Pokhara.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 Hrs

Day 13

Drive/Flight towards Kathmandu

Meals included: BB

From Pokhara, you can either fly (25min) or drive (6-7 hrs) to Kathmandu. We will have some spare time in the evening. Once you arrive at Kathmandu, you can meet up and discuss the trip with Himalayan Trekkers representative. Farewell dinner with be hosted by us at an authentic Nepali restaurant with cultural programs. Overnight at hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 14

Departure

Meals included: Breakfast

Today is the final departure and time a say goodbye. A representative from Himalayan Trekkers will drop you off at the airport at your scheduled time.

Airport Drop Off in a Private Vehicle.

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferred accommodation.

In general we arrange a 3-star hotel with all facilities in cities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra.

Although all places during your trek do not have all modern facilities (especially at higher altitudes), we ensure that it is arranged safely and comfortably. Mostly hygienic and safe tea houses / local lodges / home stays are arranged & please feel free to personalize according to your preference.

If your travel schedule includes camping or if you choose to experience it, a correct campsite will be determined in advance and everything will be taken care of. If required, we also provide equipment such as a tent, cookware, etc. Check the equipment lists and equipment lists for more information.

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B accommodation within the costs. Meals in the city must be paid separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place.

Remote areas don't have that many options, but hygienic and well-prepared food is always served. Moreover, most meals are included in the costs during your trek. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available! Moreover, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome of Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Follow the detailed route description or itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you to your heart's content.


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) fee
  • All the required permits
  • All ground transfers in Private Vehicle 
  • English speaking certified tour guide and required number of porters
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with Tea) only during the trek
  • 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • First-Aid Kit
  • Welcome/Farewell Dinner
  • All Taxes

Whats Not Included

  • International airfares and airport tax
  • Nepal Visa fees
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Personal expenses of any kind such as laundry, liquor, room service, and others
  • Table drinks
  • Tips to Guide, Porter, and Driver
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any cost incurred due to unfavorable conditions such as landslide, bad weather, flight cancellation, etc.


GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

FAQ's

What is the best season for Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Spring from March to May and Autumn from September to November are highly recommended seasons for this trek. You could also trek during winter, however, many choose not due to very cold conditions. Pre-monsoon and post-monsoon seasons would be highly suitable.

Who would be accompanying me on the trek?

Besides your groupmates (if any), trained and experienced guides will lead you throughout the trek. They will also be responsible for handling any logistics and other issues. Similarly, loyal and hard-working porter/s will be there to assist you.

How much money should I carry for personal expenses (other than the quoted price)?

Personal expenses totally depend upon your shopping habits. Accommodation, meals, city tours & all ground and air transport are inclusive in the price as mentioned in the itinerary. You are only liable to pay for additional meals, table drinks, snacks, hot shower (accessible in some places), alcoholic drinks, & meals in the city. Tips to the guides, porter or any other members are not mandatory. You can tip them if you are satisfied with their service.

How to handle luggage/backpacks during the trek?

Porter will assist you by carrying 20 kg per porter. You are also advised to carry a small backpack with immediate necessities such as water bottle/ purifying tabs, camera, tissue paper, towel, and other gears. The rest of your luggage, not needed on the trek, can be left safely in the hotel locker or deposit box free of cost.

Is it possible to add an extra day in the middle of the trek?

Yes if feasible, you can add an extra day or two consulting the trek leader if it's your own private departure.

What level of fitness is required for this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is considered moderate in difficulty. Since there will be a lot of walking, a basic level of physical fitness is an obvious requirement. Mental and physical stability is necessary for any outdoor activity like this one.

How is booking confirmed?

A 20% non-refundable advance should be paid for the confirmation. We also require a valid passport, a passport size photograph and a confirmation of airline ticket when done prior to your arrival. the remaining 80% is due when you arrive. You can execute the payment through the options available, whichever you find convenient.

How is any emergency situation handled?

In case of serious sickness or mishaps, although not very likely,  our emergency protocol will be put in place immediately. We will evacuate/ rescue you from your location then, take you a safe place (hospital) with proper medical assistance if necessary. All the expenses incurred during such situations are your liability. So, please make sure it is covered by your insurance policy.

Reviews

Your Words - as is. Reviews from Previous Himalayan Trekkers Travelers.

100%

base on 8 Reviews

20 Dec 2018

Yau Meng

China

ABC Trekking Trip

Tiring but meaningful trekking trip to experience the nature of Nepal. Lots of determination to conquer the trekking route to the ABC, the feeling at ABC is marvellous as it gives us a sense of achievement surrounded by Arnnapurna mountain range. Back to Pokhara by helicopter give us a different feel to quick recap of the tough journey we had embarked for the past 7 days making our ways to the base camp after conquering many mountains and ridges.

The guide and porters are helpful to provide our family with all the helps needed along the way. The boss of the agency is also attentive and hear out to our problems faced where he goes the extra miles to get things resolved.

10 Oct 2016

Helen L

Canada

Loved our trekking trip to ABC

Thanks so much to Raj for being so accommodating to our trip. We enjoyed every minute of our trek with our guide Bal. He took care of us and treated us like friends. I can't wait to visit Nepal and trek with Adventure Mission Nepal again :)

We miss our guide and porters

15 Sep 2016

Tracy white

Australia

An unforgettable Trip

My friends and I had an ABC trekking with guide Bal. During trekking days, he took care of everything we needed, we always had fun and laughed together. It was a really great trip experience. If someone ask me about the trekking agency in Nepal, I will highly recommend them!

10 Mar 2017

Vijaya Ratinam Ramah

Malaysia

Adventure mission Nepal never fails to impress us on its service. The director Mr.Raj is a very promptful person in attending our queries. 4 of us had an awesome 14 days tour for Annapurna Base Camp and was truly satisfied with their service from A -Z. They have a dedicated team comprised of truly caring hearted people. Shankar, Balakrishna and Raj will always remain in our hearts for their caring and service throughout the journey. It was a family belonging experience with these folks. Their cost are very much reasonable as well they are very open to discuss on it. I will be booking my .kailash tour with them too. Truly an exceeding expectation team!

15 Jan 2014

Frankandnida

Australia

Professional

Great tour and service. I would recommend our guide Raj to anyone.
Not only did he guide us around Annapurna he also took us out in Kathmandu.

The trek was paced to my own fitness and was an experience that I would love to do again. Not once did I feel uncomfortable as Raj knew a lot about the local areas, knew where to eat and where to stay.

It was a very relaxed way to tackle the mountains.

08 Aug 2018

FingFa C

China

Excellent! 無得頂!! 太牛逼!!

Trekking in ABC is absolutely the best and most amazing trip I have experienced!!

如果去尼泊爾唔行個山你就白黎一趟喇!我同個friend 2個女仔 總共行左 9日,無想像中咁難行,路上遇到 最細既有 5~6歲 既小朋友,最老既 70~80呀婆都黎行,D韓國大媽行得比我地仲快。 路上面既風景靚到係此生難忘!

Madan 係我遇到最有趣既 Tour guide! 佢迷人既 bling bling eyes簡直殺死唔少少女!完左呢個trip 之後 ,我恨不得馬上 再黎一個 EBC trekking! 而我一定會搵佢做我既Tour guide!

Tips: 旺季既話, 小心有D point 住宿會full 哂,如果唔係可能要摸黑行去下個point ,如果行得慢 可以叫個 guide 行先你一步去 攞定位先, 咁樣就安全好多! 因為當年有幾個韓國登山者遇險,某D時候佢地既家人會成團咁一齊去ABC 拜祭, 我就試過因為佢地人太多令某D point 客棧爆滿, 結果摸黑行去下個point 但係果邊都無客房最終安排我地訓柴房。

06 Oct 2019

Victor Alekseyev

Russian Federation

Это был прекрасный поход вокруг Аннапурны с заходом к базовому лагерю ABC. Himalayan Trekkers организовали всё на высшем уровне. Всем рекомендую!

01 Apr 2019

Max Smith

United States

Annapurna Base Camp is real as it was described. My first trek to Nepal and overall a great experience. Lots of walking on the terrains up and down. Very friendly country and my guide was very freindly. Would recommend.
 

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