• 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 discussing 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 perfect 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 the 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 breathtaking sunrise and mountain views. 

While passing through villages, you will 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 the Annapurna Base Camp Trek for 7 days or if you want to know about the Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary for 10 days, contact us anytime. We also offer tailor-made Annapurna Base Camp Trek to meet the guest's custom requests. 

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 the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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

OUTLINE ITINERARY

ItineraryMaximum AltitudeWalking/Hiking
Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu1,350m/4,429ft 
Day 02Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation1,350m/4,429ft 
Day 03Fly to Pokhara; drive to Hile and trek to Ulleri2,050m/6,726ft2-3 hrs
Day 04Ulleri to Ghorepani2,850m/9,351ft4-5 hrs
Day 05Ghorepani to Tadapani; visit Poon Hill2,700m/8,859ft6-7 hrs
Day 06Tadapani to Chhomrong2,170m/7,120ft6 hrs
Day 07Chhomrong to Bamboo2,310m/7,579ft4-5 hrs
Day 08Bamboo to Deurali3,230m/10,598ft3-4 hrs
Day 09Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchhre Base Camp4,130m/13,551ft5-6 hrs
Day 10Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo2,310m/7,579ft7-8 hrs
Day 11Bamboo to Jhinu Danda1,760m/5,775ft5-6 hrs
Day 12Trek to Mathque; drive to Pokhara827m/2,713ft50 min
Day 13Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu1,350m/4,429ft 
Day 14Final departure-

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:Apsara Boutique Hotel/ Hotel Kailash Kuti
  • Meals:Welcome dinner
  • Altitude:Kathmandu 1350m, Hotel to Airport 20minutes -1Hrs

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:Apsara Boutique Hotel/ Hotel Kailash Kuti
  • Meals:Breakfast only
  • Altitude:Kathmandu 1350m

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:Kuti Resort/ Hotel Aabas
  • Meals:Breakfast only
  • Altitude:Kathmandu 1350m, Pokhara 822 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:Mountain 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. 

Pokhara offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, five peaks of the Annapurna range, and others. Numerous lakes of Pokhara offer fishing, boating, and swimming, the city itself is popular as a city of lakes. Pokhara is situated in the center of Nepal and it is nestled in a region of awesome natural beauty. The valley is filled with lush vegetation, and swift-flowing rivers and is dotted with clear, shimmering lakes. It is one of the major towns of Nepal. Providing a perfect gateway from the chaotic life in the cities. Pokhara is blessed with the backdrop of one of the most dramatic sceneries in the world. A 140 km Panorama made up of towering Himalaya ranges seen close enough to be touched on a clear day. If Kathmandu is the cultural hub of Nepal then Pokhara is the centre of adventure.

From Pokhara, we will drive to Nayapul (42km) by car/taxi via the large village of Lumle and walk for about 20 minutes to Birethanti, a large and prosperous town. The trail follows the main street of Birethanti, going through bamboo forests and past a large waterfall and swimming hole. Beyond a pasture used by pony caravans, the trail reaches Ramghai where you will have lunch. After lunch, the trail climbs gradually up the side of the valley, reaching Tikhe Dhunga. Overnight at guesthouse breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

  • distance Kathmandu-pokhara  -25,30 minutes by flight, 200km by road
  • Hiking Distance: 9 km + 1.8= 10.8 km/ 6.7 miles
  • Estimated Hiking: 5 to 6 hours
  • Ulleri (Height. 1960 m/ 6400 ft)

  • 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. From Nangethanti we will climb to Ghorepani at 2850m, from here we can see the spectacular panorama of Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Tukuche Nilgiri (6940m), Annapurna I (8091m), Hiunchuli (6441m) and Tarke Kang (7193m). Overnight at guesthouse breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

  • 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).

  • Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Ghorepani: 2.9 km/ 1.8 miles
  • Total Hiking Distance: 11 km/ 6.8 miles
  • Estimated Hiking Time: 6 hours.

  • 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. Dropping down from Tadapani Gurjung the route offers good views of the upper Modi valley. The path then starts the long ascent high above the west bank of the Modi Khola. We pass the forest stay village of Chhomrong which lies tucked at the very base of Himal Chuli. From Chhomrong Overnight at the guesthouse, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

  • Chhomrong (2170 m/ 7053 ft). Overnight at Mountain Lodge.
  • Hiking Distance: 11 Km/ 6.9 miles
  • Estimated Hiking Time: 7 hours.

  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Altitude:2900 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 Himalaya for the night stay. the trail descends until Chhomrong Khola then the trail begins a slow climb as we head up to our destination for the day. We proceed to Kuldi Ghar about 2 1/2 to 3 hrs walking. There is a clearing in the forest a little further on, from there the route goes very steeply down a bank of rock and then levels out, running through thickets of bamboo at the bottom of the gorge, always on the west side of the river. We pass by the pasture of Tomo, and then the very neck of the gorge at Pantheon Barah, where there is a small trail and a shrine. The track climbs to the Himalayas. Overnight at the guesthouse, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

  • Hiking Distance: 14 Km
  • Estimated Hiking Time: 8 hours.

  • 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. Today we climb past the Machhapuchhre Base Camp (which isn’t a base camp since climbing the mountain is not permitted) to the Annapurna Base Camp. This area is called the Annapurna Sanctuary since it is surrounded by mountains. From here it is a two-hour trek to Annapurna Base Camp, which offers spectacular views. Overnight at the guesthouse, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

  • Hiking Distance: 10Km
  • Estimated Hiking Time: 7 hours.

  • 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. We follow the same trail down today the trail drops by 1,700m to the bank of Modi Khola to Bamboo at 2,345m where there are a few teahouses/lodges available to stay at. Overnight at the guesthouse, breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

  • Hiking Distance: 15 km/ 9.3 miles
  • Estimated Hiking Time: 6:30 to 7 hours.

  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Altitude:822 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.

  • Hiking Distance:  11.7 km/ 7.3 miles
  • Estimated Hiking Time:  5 hours.
  • Near Jhinu Danda, there is a Hot Spring. If you visit hot springs extra 1.4 km/ 0.9 miles.

Jhinu Danda to pokhara ( Pokhara (820m/2,690ft):) 30 mins walk, 2 hrs drive.

  • Driving 2:30 to 3 hours. Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara.
  • Hiking Distance:  4.3 km/ 2.7 miles
  • Estimated Hiking Time:  2 hours.

  • Accommodation:Apsara Boutique 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 either 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
  • Mystic Adventure Holidays we provide a duffel bag put your things carried by the porter, and a trekking map (Note: Duffel Bag needs to be returned after the completion of the trip)
  • Mystic Adventure Holidays' T-shirt, trip completion certificate, trekking map, and a cup as a souvenir from the company.  
  • 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 for 10 days or if you want to know about the Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary for 10 days, contact us anytime. We also offer tailor-made Annapurna Base Camp Trek to meet the guest's custom requests. 

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 gear
  • , 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.

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FAQs

  • Q1. How much does it cost to trek Annapurna Base Camp?

    Annapurna Base Camp trek costs may vary depending on the itinerary. Usually, the cost ranges from USD 400 to USD 2000 for 10–16 days.

     

  • Trekkers generally walk four to six hours a day. That's between five and fifteen kilometers depending on trail conditions and the state of the weather.

  • In theory, no. Anyone with robust cardiovascular capability and good stamina should be able to cope with higher elevations and lower oxygen density. Trekking or hiking experience anywhere in the world is strongly recommended for maximum enjoyment of your Himalayan adventure, however.

  • Nepal law requires that children under the age of 18 are accompanied by a parent or guardian while trekking. There's no upper limit on our adventures, as long as participants are healthy and willing!

  • I've trekked/hiked/camped before - can't I guide myself?

    While it is not a legal requirement, we cannot overstate the importance of trekking with a licensed, experienced guide. You'll be traveling through the wilderness, remote countryside, and high elevations - from an aspect of pure safety, it is highly dangerous to go it alone. Additionally, very few locals in Himalayan villages speak English. Should you get lost (and, with many paths crossing through many, many villages, this is more a likelihood than a possibility), it would be difficult to communicate directions or obtain food and shelter. Additionally, our guides are experts in Himalayan treks with an average of over 15 years of trekking experience. No matter how confident you feel in your skills or knowledge, it is almost certain that we can help enhance your experience.

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

     

  • 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. 

     

  • 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.

     

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

     

  • 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

     

  • 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.

     

  • Unless you signed up for a camping trip specifically, most treks include lodge or guest house accommodation. A small minority of trekking areas may not have lodges available, and accommodation in these places will involve sleeping in tents.

  • Teahouse trekking is a type of accommodation unique to mountain treks, in which lodging and meals are set up at local teahouses or lodges on a full-board basis.

  • We take all possible precautions to proactively ensure the safety and wellness of our trekkers, but rest assured that our guides are trained and experienced in dealing with emergencies. Each guide is trained in first aid. In the case of altitude sickness, you will immediately be taken to a lower altitude. If necessary, your guide will utilize your travel insurance information to call a rescue helicopter, and you will be flown to Kathmandu or Pokhara for medical attention.

  • We take all possible precautions to proactively ensure the safety and wellness of our trekkers, but rest assured that our guides are trained and experienced in dealing with emergencies. Each guide is trained in first aid. In the case of altitude sickness, you will immediately be taken to a lower altitude. If necessary, your guide will utilize your travel insurance information to call a rescue helicopter, and you will be flown to Kathmandu or Pokhara for medical attention.

  • Porters' ability to carry baggage depends to some extent on the trekking route and altitude in question, but the average trekking porter carries between 15 and 25kg. A camping porter carries up to 40kg. One porter is typically assigned per every two travelers.

  • Yes, you can leave any luggage at the hotel or our office in Kathmandu during the trek.

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