• Duration14 Days
  • Diffculty-LevelModerate
  • Max. Altitude4,130 m
  • Best SeasonSpring & Autumn

Overview

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an amazing journey in the Himalayas that offers an adventurous venture and rich cultural heritage. Before we talk further about Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, we want you to know that this trek is also widely known as Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. It is one of the most famous treks in Nepal. This trek takes you close to Mt. Annapurna, the tenth highest mountain in the world Gude book for Annapurna base camp trek.

Even though the trail is a bit difficult, Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a perfect trek for beginner trekkers because of the steady rise in elevation. With that being said, you do have to be in good health and shape to enjoy the trek to its fullest. The trek offers jaw-dropping views of Annapurna Himalayas like the Annapurna range (8,091 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Mt. Fishtail (6,993 m), and many others. 

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek route ascends through the Annapurna Conservation Area, home to hundreds of flora and fauna. You will trek through the lush forests of rhododendron and remote villages to reach Ghorepani village (2,874 m). It is a beautiful village surrounded by snow-capped mountains. Before leaving this village, the itinerary leads you to Poon Hill (3,210 m) which offers breath-taking sunrise and mountain views. 

While passing through villages, you will get to observe the lifestyle and culture of people from different communities. The locals along the Annapurna Base Camp Trek route are very welcoming and friendly. Likewise, you will visit temples and stupas on the way. Trust us once you reach the Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 m), you will not want to come back. The tranquility and nature's beauty will leave you in awe. 

Check out our Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary for more information about the trail. If you want to do Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 days or if you want to know about the Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary 10 days, contact us anytime. We also offer tailor-made Annapurna Base Camp Trek to meet the guest's custom request. 

For more information regarding Annapurna Base Camp Trek cost or Annapurna Base Camp Trek cost for Nepali, you can talk to our representative anytime. We have opened our booking for Annapurna Base Camp Trek 2022/2023, so book before the seats get sold out. 

Here is a link for some other trekking in Nepal packages- Mardi Himal Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek, Langtang Gosaikunda Trek.

You'll see and experience

  • Explore tourists sites in Kathmandu with our tour guide
  • Scenic drive/flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Do boating on tranquil Phewa Lake and explore the bustling Lakeside market
  • Trek through Annapurna Conservation Area, home to hundreds of species of animals, birds, and flowers
  • The trail ascends through beautiful villages and lush forests
  • Witness gorgeous sunrise from Poon Hill
  • Spend time with locals and get to see their daily lifestyle
  • Explore Annapurna Base Camp
  • Enjoy natural hot spring in Jhinu Danda
  • Get to see breath-taking scenery and stunning Himalayan mountains throughout the trek

Itinerary & Map

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  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Welcome dinner

Depending upon your arrival time in Kathmandu, one of our team members will be on standby to pick you and take you to the hotel. He will assist you with check-in and brief you about the essential information you have to know. Spend the evening exploring the lively streets of Thamel and join the team members over welcome dinner later.

 

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast only

Today is going to be a busy day. Early in the morning, you will go on a guided sightseeing tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. The tour involves a visit to the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhnath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple. There are other monuments worth visiting, but because of our limited time, we have handpicked these places.

Later, in the late afternoon, you will meet with the trek guide. He will brief you about the trek and do the final packing.

 

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast only
  • Altitude:830 m

You can choose to fly or drive to Pokhara. Either way, the journey will be comfortable and scenic. Pokhara is the second biggest city in Nepal and is famous for its numerous lakes. The flight will be approximately half an hour long, whereas the ride will be 6 to7 hours long. Spend the rest of the day exploring the Lakeside area.

 

  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Altitude:1,540 m

Nayapul is the starting point of the trek. An hour-long off-road drive from Pokhara will take you to this place. The trail from Nayapul (1,070 m) onwards goes through dense forests and farming fields. You will follow the north bank of Bhurungdi Khola and ascend to Hile (1,495 m). From here, the trail gradually ascends to Tikhedhunga (1,480 m) and continues towards Ulleri. 

 

  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Altitude:2,860 m

Following a steep trail, you will begin trekking towards the beautiful Ghorepani village. On the way, you can see stunning views of the Annapurna range (8,091 m), Mt. Fishtail (6,993 m), and Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m). Further, the route goes through rhododendron forests and reaches Nanghethani (2,460 m). From here, it takes one-hour to reach Ghorepani village. Ghorepani will welcome you with mesmerizing views of Dhampus Peak (6,012 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), and many others. 

 

  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Altitude:3,210 m

Today, you will wake up early in the morning to catch the gorgeous sunrise from Poon Hill. Poon Hill is a popular viewpoint in the lower Annapurna region. You will see a breathtaking landscape from here. The trail then descends back to Ghorepani (2,860 m)and continues towards Tadapani. You will trek through lush forests of oak and rhododendron. From Deurali (2,960 m), the trail descends to Bandhani and crosses a bridge before reaching Tadapani (2,630 m).

 

  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Altitude:2,340 m

Descending through forests, you will cross a suspension bridge over a river. The trail further has an easy walk to Chomrong (2,165 m). From here, you will drop down following a steep trail and ascend to Sinuwa.

 

  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Altitude:3,230 m

The day begins with a gentle walk through verdant forests and takes you to Bamboo. From here, you will climb to Dovan and continue trekking towards Himalaya village (2,890 m), where you will take a small break for lunch. Further, the trail ascends to Deurali for the night stay.

 

  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Altitude:4,130

The first part of the trail leads to the Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3,700 m). Here you will take a break before heading towards the Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 m). The views along the route are fabulous. Tall snow-capped mountains will be your constant companion.

 

  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Altitude:2,340 m

Following the same trail back, you descend to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (4,130 m). You will pass by many small villages before reaching Sinuwa. The trail gradually descends to Deurali and continues to Himalaya village. You will pass by dense forests and reach Dovan. Further, passing by Bamboo reaches Sinuwa to spend the night.

 

  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Altitude:1,780 m

After having a warm breakfast, you will trek to Jhinu Danda (1,780 m). This village is famous for its natural hot spring. You will spend a couple of hours here enjoying the hot spring. overnight at Jhenu danda.

 

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch
  • Altitude:9,50 m

from Jhenu danda after breakfast will trek for one hour and drive back to Pokhara after lunch evening to explore Pokhara.

 

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast & farewell dinner
  • Altitude:1,350 m

Before leaving Pokhara, you will drive to Sarangko to enjoy the beautiful sunrise. You can also do paragliding (additional charge) if you want. Later, you will drive or fly back to Kathmandu. The remaining day is leisure to rest and explore.

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast only

The last day in Kathmandu. Our airport representative will drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and bid you our final goodbye.

 

Cost Details

Includes
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking, and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Mystic Adventure Holidays trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes
  • An achievement certificate and company souvenir
Excludes
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Domestic flight (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu)
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and/or Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) 10% of You Pay and driver(s)

Departure Dates

Check out our Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary for more information about the trail. If you want to do Annapurna Base Camp Trek 10 days or if you want to know about the Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary 10 days, contact us anytime. We also offer tailor-made Annapurna Base Camp Trek to meet the guest's custom request. 

Additional Info

Annapurna Base Camp Trek terrain & difficulty 

Even an easy trek in the Himalayas usually has some level of difficulty because of all the ascents and descents. Talking about Annapurna Base Camp Trek, it is a moderate trek, which means the trail has both gentle and tedious walks. The trekking route is like a roller coaster with frequent steep and rocky sections. 

Moreover, you have to walk a minimum of 6 to 7 hours a day. It means good physical fitness and health are required. The good news is anyone can do Annapurna Base Camp Trekking under proper guidance and preparation. Our Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary includes ample acclimatization days, which makes the journey safe and sound. 

You can check more in detail about altitude sickness during Annapurna Base Camp Trek here.


Best time to go on Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The best time to trek in the Annapurna region is from March to April and October to November. The views in these months are fantastic. Calm weather and a mild climate make the journey pleasant. Other than spring and autumn, we do not recommend trekking in other seasons because of slippery trails and unstable weather conditions. 


Food & Accommodation during Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The accommodation during Annapurna Base Camp Trek is usually a teahouse or lodge. You will stay overnight in a cozy and comfortable room with twin-sharing beds. If you do not want to share the room, inform us priorly so that we can make arrangements. The washroom can be private or shared as per the lodge.

You will get a good variety of dishes to dig in during the trek. Options like toast, eggs, porridge, soup, bakery items, pancakes, etc are available for breakfast. For lunch and dinner, there are heavy items like rice, a range of curries, chapati, Tibetan bread, thukpa, meat, veggies, pizza, macaroni, momo, noodles, etc. 


Tips to make the journey smooth

  • First thing first, never under pack. Do carry a few warm pieces to wear in the morning and night. 
  • Double-check gears, clothing, and necessary documents for final packing.
  • We highly encourage you to buy a reusable water bottle instead of buying plastic water bottles on the trail. Save your precious money and planet.
  • You can buy a water sterilization pen or water purification tablets from Amazon to double purify the water on the trail before drinking. 
  • There are no ATMs on the trail, and you might need cash to buy snacks and pay for services like hot showers, WiFi, etc along the route, so withdraw enough cash in the city.
  • Instead of entirely relying on charging your electronic devices, you can carry extra batteries or a solar charger.
  • Keep yourself hydrated to avoid high altitude sickness. Drink at least 2 liters of water every day.
  • The WiFi connection may not be stable or available in all places. Therefore get a Nepali SIM card to use cellular data.
  • Make sure your travel insurance covers medical bills and air evacuation.
  • Get your favorite snacks and bars.

FAQs

  • Q1. How difficult is the Annapurna Base Camp trek?

    Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek in the Himalayas. Most of the trail is below 3,000 meters/10,000 ft. The terrain can get challenging because of numerous stairs and long 6 to 7 hours of walk on a daily basis.

     

  • Annapurna Base Camp trek costs may vary depending upon the itinerary. Usually, the cost ranges from USD 1000 to USD 1700 for 10-16 days.

     

  • In respect to route, Everest base camp trek distance is 150 km, whereas Annapurna base camp trek distance is 67 km. The terrain is quite different from each other too. Overall, the EBC trek is harder than the ABC trek

     

  • The Annapurna Base Camp is located in the north-central region of Nepal at an altitude of 4,130 meters. 

     

  • As per our Annapurna Base Camp trek itinerary, it takes around 6 days from Nayapul to reach Annapurna Base Camp. The total distance is 67 km.

     

  • Hiking, cycling, swimming, and jogging are the best way to prepare for Annapurna Base Camp Trek. You can begin training for the ABC trek 3 to 4 weeks before embarking on the trek. Overall, you have to focus on increasing your core strength and stamina. 

     

  • The elevation of Annapurna Base Camp is 4,130 meters (13,550 ft).

     

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