Trip Facts
Activiti Level
Moderat
Maximum Elevation
4,135m
Trip Length
13 Days
Trip Mode
Tea House
Minimum Pax
2+

Overview

Annapurna Base Camp trek offers you an experience whose memories stay with you throughout your life. The journey allows you to cover some of the best places in Nepal. These places are gifted both naturally and culturally, and it’s certain that you will love your trip so much, you’d want to return here time and again. Annapurna Base Camp trek covers an important section of the Annapurna region. The path leads you to the base camp of Mt. Annapurna and also the pretty Mt. Machhapuchhre. Apart from them, you will also come across many exciting features.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek 

Annapurna Base Camp trek is a 12 days long journey, and during this time, you cover places such as Birethanti, Chomrong, Tadapani, and so on. All these villages are situated in the lap of nature, and so, they’re quite photogenic. On the trek, you will also cover places like Ghorepani and Ghandruk. You get to enjoy the most amazing views of the hills and the peaks from the top of Poon Hill. It has a height of 3210 m, and trekkers tend to climb to its top early in the morning.

Annapurna Base Camp trek is also known as the Annapurna Sanctuary trek as the entire trekking route is a part of the Annapurna Conservation Area, which is the biggest and probably the richest sanctuary in Nepal. Annapurna region is another name for Annapurna Conservation Area and the major Annapurna trek such as the Annapurna Circuit Trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, and so on are all a part of the sanctuary. It doesn’t just consist of natural beauties, but also the villages.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Guide

When you go on the Annapurna Base Camp trek or trekking in Nepal in general, you need to be accompanied by a trekking guide. This is a stipulation set by the Nepal Government considering the safety of the tourists. Annapurna Base Camp trek guide will try his best to make your trek as easy and enjoyable as it can get. Also, make sure to carry Annapurna Base Camp trek map on the journey as it will make you independent, allowing you to explore the major attractions of the region on your own. It will also give you all the details about the route that you need to know. 

Annapurna Pictures

One of the main reasons why a trekker goes for the Annapurna Base Camp trek is to click Annapurna pictures. On the trek, you tend to cover some of the most photogenic places in the entire Annapurna region. Needless to say that Mount Annapurna is everyone’s target. At the Annapurna Base Camp, you get wonderful opportunities to click Annapurna pictures. Apart from Mount Annapurna, there are so many beautiful mountains in the Annapurna region. Some of them are Machapuchhre, Nilgiri, Manaslu, and so on. You will enjoy clicking their pictures too.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Cost

Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the most affordable treks in Nepal. Annapurna Base Camp trek cost can range between $1300 and $2400 per person. Facilities such as accommodation, food, guide and porter charge, and transportation are generally included in the same price. The difference in cost is caused mainly due to the nature of the travel agency. An international travel agent tends to charge higher than the local ones. The trekkers who have tried both have found minimal differences in the quality of services despite the huge price gap.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Difficulty

Annapurna Base Camp trek difficulty level is marked at moderate. There are so many factors that contribute to the difficulty level of a trekking journey, such as the condition of the terrain, altitude covered, climatic conditions, facilities available on the route, and so on. Considering all these attributes, its difficulty level is marked at medium. Even when it comes to elevation, you tend to stay lower than 3000 m most of the time during the trek. The highest point of the trek is Annapurna Base Camp. Annapurna Base Camp elevation is 4130 m. You cover it on a day trip. 

Best Season For Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The time between the months of September and November is considered to be the best season for Annapurna Base Camp Trek and for other activities as well. The weather and the climate are in their ideal state because of the recent rainfall. It’s neither too hot nor too cold. Also, the skies are clear, which allows you to enjoy the best views of the mountains. The second best season for Annapurna Base camp trek is between the months of March and May. The weathering profile and other features are ideal for tourism-related activities during this time of the year as well.

Annapurna Base Camp trek is a journey that is ideal for people belonging to all walks of life. You could go on this trek whether you’re an experienced trekker or a first-timer. This feature, in addition to the natural beauty and other attractions, contributes to making Annapurna Base Camp trek one of the most popular trekking journeys in Nepal. If you’re someone who’s quite into trekking and haven’t yet tried Annapurna Base Camp trek, well, you’re missing out on a lot of fun and adventure. Make sure to visit Nepal and try this trip during your upcoming holidays.

Himalayan Trails Trekking can prove to be an ideal trekking partner for you if you’re looking to walk in the hills of Nepal. They specialize in trekking and expedition, however, to meet the demands of all kinds of tourists, they also offer luxury tour options featuring activities such as adventure sports, food and cultural tours, jungle safari, helicopter tour, and so on. Their packages feature significant tourist destinations in countries like Bhutan and Tibet. If you’re looking to travel to these places and try out these activities, look out for Himalayan Trails Trekking for all your travel-related needs. You won’t repent it, and that’s a guarantee.

Short Itinerary

  • Day 01: KTM Arrival pick up from Airport and welcoming by garland and transfer to Hotel, trek briefing and welcome dinner.
    O/N Hotel DBB
  • Day 02: Sightseeing world heritage sights Hindus & Buddhist shrines / Trek preparation
    O/ N Hotel B/B
  • Day 03: KTM - Pokhara Fly (30min) or Drive ( 6-7hrs) Free Afternoon in Pokhara (850m)
    O/N Hotel B/B
  • Day 04: Pokhara via drive to Birethanti (1hrs) and trek to Hille (1430m) 3hrs
    O/N Lodge - BLD
  • Day 05: Hille – Ghorepani (2,870m) 6hrs
    O/N Lodge - BLD
  • Day 06: Ghorepani - Poonhill (3,210m)Sunrise and panorama view, back to Lodge breakfast – trek to Tadapani (2,630m) 7hrs
    O/N Lodge – BLD
  • Day 07: Tadapani – Chomrong (2,175m) 5hrs
    O/N Lodge – BLD
  • Day 08: Chomrong – Dovan (2,650m) 6hrs
    O/N Lodge - BLD
  • Day 09: Dovan – MBC (Machhapucre Base Camp) (3,700m) 7hrs
    O/N Lodge - BLD
  • Day 10: MBC – Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) (4,135m) 2hrs
    O/N Lodge - BLD
  • Day 11: ABC – Bamboo (2,315m) 7hrs
    O/N Lodge - BLD
  • Day 12: Bamboo – Jhinu danda Hot spring (1,775m) 6hrs
    O/N Lodge - BLD
  • Day 13: Jhinu – Pothana (1,995m) 6hrs
    O/N Lodge - BLD
  • Day 14: Pothana – Kande (3hrs) and drive 1hrs to Pokhara
    O/N Hotel - BLB
  • Day 15: Pokhara – KTM Fly or Drive to KTM
    O/N Hotel - BB
  • Day 16: Free day in Kathmandu and farewell Dinner
    O/N Hotel - BDB
  • Day 17: Departure to airport / international flight

Important Note

The above itinerary is a guidelines and a standard outline we advise to help you to plan your trip, we can be modified and offer Tailor–Made trips according to your requirements and availability of the time frame, before trip booked.
But when trip starts your Leader or guide only legally responsibly to change itineraries foremost group interest

Itinerary

On your arrival day in Kathmandu, You will be received by the representative staff from Himalayan Trails Trekking & Climbing P. Ltd with proper greeting. When you have had your time to settle in and freshen up. In the afternoon, you will visit our office there will be short trip briefing and introduction with your trekking guide. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Himalayan Trails Trekking & Climbing. For dinner, you will be served excellent cuisine. (Overnight at Hotel) –

Overnight at hotel- BDB

The very next morning, after breakfast you will leave for a  sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath) which is one of the largest stupas in the world. After city tour you can hang out to the necessary places you might need to go before trekking like, Money changer, ATM, Market ETC.

Overnight at Hotel -B/B 

After having your breakfast, we will drive you to the Domestic Airport we take an early morning 30 minutes Pokhara flight and enjoy amazing views of the Himalayas from the right side of our plane. Or you can take a Tourist bus to Pokhara about 6-7 hour drive via scenic Prithivi Highway enjoying short stops for lunch and breakfast and scenic beauty all the way around. Check in to the hotel, after freshen up, you will be free to explore the city by yourself. Over night at hotel to start the Annapurna Base Camp trek.

Overnight at Hotel- B B 

After your breakfast, we drive an hour towards Birethanti, a small and prosperous town beside the Modi River crossing beauful villages and rice filled.  You head up the main trail to Ramgai and Sudame where you climb gradually up the side of the valley after the your lunch, reaching Hille (1305m). Very beautiful small town.

Overnight at Lodge – BLD 

After having nice breakfast get ready to the trail crosses a stream (Bhrungdi Khola) and then ascends a steep stone staircase to the large Magar village at Ulleri. You will have Lunch at banthanti and Trek through rhododendron and oak forests and across streams before making a short, final climb to Nangethanti, From Nangethanti you head up to Ghorepani. This day, you will see some birds and some mammals’ too.

Overnight at Lodge – BLD 

Early in the morning 45 minutes hiking to Poon Hill leads you to a brilliant spectacle, this vantage point provides an unobstructed view of sunrise over the high Himalayas. From here you can not only see the sunrise but also the panoramic views of Himalayas including Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Mt. Nilgiri (7040m), Annapurna south (7219m),Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Hunchuli (6441m), Fishtail or Machhapuchhare (6998m), Lamjung Himal (6986m), Tukuch peak (6920m), Dhampus peak (6012m) among others. After spending about 40 minutes on the hillside, you come back down hotel to have a hot and fresh breakfast, and start walking to Tadapani. From Ghorepani the trail climbs along ridges  with another beautiful viewing and through pine, and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2960m). You descend to reach next Banthanti have lunch, before winding your way to Tadapani (2540m). Tadapani offers good views of the upper Modi valley with Annapurna South and Hinchuli and also Fish Tail (Machhapuchre) on your Eye leavel.

Overnight at Lodge – BLD

After breakfast trek starts with steep downhill through rhododendron forests to Chuile. Leaving Tadapani and Chuile, we descend steeply through forests and then cross suspension bridge at Gurjung Khola. The trail eases as we reach Gurjung to have lunch, which is the tradisnal Gurung village with their local culture, with an easy accend to Chomrong village lies at the base of Annapurna South (6972m) and Hiunchuli (6,441 m.).

Overnight at Lodge – BLD 

After breakfast, we descend via 2500 stone steps with one of best organized village along the trail and cross the bridge above Chhomrong Khola. From here it is about an hour uphill climb up  to Sinuwa. Next, we pass through a beautiful forest to Kuldihar followed by an easy downhill walk to Bamboo. We walk through bamboo, slowly climbing up to some steep staircases to Dovan.

Overnight at Lodge – BLD 

After breakfast we start our trek walking through beautiful rhododendron and bamboo forests. After a little settlement called Himalaya we steep climb up through a much drier forest before reaching Hinku Cave. From here we can see the trail drop closer to the river before climbing again to Deurali (2920 m). From here we start trials alongside the beautiful Modi Khola River. On the way we have an amazing view on the holly mountain of Machapuchare (Fishtail) which changes its shape the closer we come.

Overnight at Lodge – BLD 

Continue walking gradually on this day for around 2 hours to reach at Annapurna Base Camp which mesmerizingly rewards us with the striking views of the adjacent snow capped peaks including world’s 10th highest Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South, Huinchuli, Mt. Machhapuchhre and more. Also, you won’t miss to see the great Annapurna glacier down below. The sunrise there is truly breathtaking.

Overnight at Lodge – BLD 

After breakfast, we will walk for around 7 hours and definitely we will be witnessing the breathtaking views and pass the wooded area with bamboo and rhododendron trees named Bamboo.

Overnight at Lodge – BLD 

After breakfast we continue our walk on the same trial which we used before and reach Chhomrong around lunch time. After lunch in Chhomrong we leave our previous path and walk steep down to a very nice place called Jhinu Danda (1780 m). We climb down to the take a relaxing bath in the hot springs of the Modi Khola River.

Overnight at Lodge – BLD 

After breakfast we start trekking to reach Pothana. Descend down to Modi Khola and start climbing up to reach the village of Landruk. The trail then passes through the paddy fields and reached Deurali. Trekking further we will reach Pothana.

Overnight at Lodge – BLD 

After breakfast, the trail follows through rhododendron forest before arrive Dhampus, it is inhabited by a mix of people Gurung, Brahman, Magar communities. From here work down to mostly downhill through forest to Phedi from here 1hrs drive to Pokhara. Upon reaching Pokhara you may choose to walk around the lakeside or spend couple of time buying token of love to your loved ones.

Overnight at Hotel – BLB 

After Breakfast transfer to airport and fly back to Kathmandu or we can also drive back via Tourist bus.

Overnight at Hotel (B B) 

You are free to spend the day at your leisure to relax, refresh, and perhaps take a trip to explore more of the city, before the group’s final evening celebrating huge achievement with a special dinner. Around the evening, we will take you for a farewell dinner. While having dinner, we will also discuss your trip and take feedback.

Overnight at Hotel (B/DB)

Final Departure One of our company representatives will assist you to get to the airport by privet vehicle as per your flight departure time and back to home share experiences with family and friends unforgettable memory of Annapurna Base camp trek.

Dates & Cost

Trip Start DateTrip End DatePriceStatusBook
2 May 201819 May 2018 US$ 1359 Book Now

Inclusive

Date & Cost 

Cost Includes

  • Arrival airport pick up and Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights
  • Accommodation 2-3 stars Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara on a twin share bed with B/B plan
  • According to CHOICE of menu 3 times meal B/F, Lunch & Dinner with 2 cups of tea or coffee in
    breakfast and every meals a cup of while the trekking.
  • Responsible trekking policy of two Trekkers: One porter.
  • Accommodations at clean and comfortable local Tea House / Lodge during the trek
  • English speaking guided half day city tour with world heritage sites
  • All domestic flight, Airport taxes, private transportations starting & ending points of trek.
  • English Speaking Experience local Mountain Guides – by Himalayan Trails trained and Nepal
    government licensed holder as well as First Aid Eco trained, along the trek basic complete First Aid Kits
  • Assistants Guide and other support staff if indeed
  • Annapurna Trekking Map
  • Insurance of all staffs Guide, Assistants, Porters, Accommodations, food and reasonable salary during the treks
  • All necessary officials pepper work
  • TIMS  and Annapurna Conservation Fee (ACAP)
  • Warm clothing and required trekking gear for porters
  • Travel and Rescue arrangements
  • All the Government VATs & Taxes
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner as per itinerary

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry Visa fees (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
  • International Airfare
  • Your Travel Insurance
  • Lunch, Dinner & Drinks in the cities.
  • Any kind of drinks & personal expenses on trek
  • Hot shower, Electricity Bills during trek
  • Personal gear & clothing
  • Medical evacuation encase of Emergency
  • Tips and Items of a personal nature like postage and laundry
  • Expenses deserve due to Natural or manmade hazards like landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. will be charge extra as per actual and anything not specify on the cost above

Fitness

Annpurna Base Camp Trek

TRAIN AND FITNESS 

Physical fitness is one of the most key elements on the trek. The trekking in the Himalayan is not forced on it and pacing is always slow, most of the days generally being shorter than a hiking day at your home country. We believe that should be you’re imaginable of its kind of holiday trip literally than a contest to provide evidence of the travelers. We maintain situated so as to allow easy access to your trip can be demanding but not a difficult. You can make your own speed and enjoy your trip stunning atmosphere rather than following to other to catch. Himalayan Trails, recommend that you assume on a good fitness agenda proceeding to your trip although and one that builds up general strength and specific leg muscle groups. There is nothing like hiking with a bag pack to train for trek in Himalaya. So our best advice is to get out into the Hills or Alps as often as you can. You better ware your hiking boots and carry about 5-6 kg in your day bag-pack; this is a good weight to walk with it.

If you are doing Gym then which can be helpful and work on the thigh and calf muscles but better to build your heart rate over 50%. Any kind of heart breed activities are good but swimming will not add it doesn’t train right muscles groups better added other exercise to be effective. Hiking in Hills, Alps would be the best preparation for a trek in Nepal.

EXPERIENCE FOR THE NEPAL TREK

The trekking trail and area of Nepal mostly well trodden and natural path most of the regions, even though it can be rocky and rough in some parts. It is not precipitous and there is no rock climbing or Mountaineering which is requiring equipments. It is hike most of the way in Himalaya, but some parts of the hills can be steep up and down and can be longer!

On the way you may meet many people along the trails as well as Donkeys, Yaks and heavy load porters. Walking in the Himalaya there is rule of the way when meet an approaching Donkeys, Yaks and porters always make sure you step to always on side where wide enough to passes through each other,( towards slopes side of the hill or inside of the Trail). Note: never ever stand ridged sides of the trail. If you stand, it means, we call (outside standing is suicide and inside is safe site) because it can be push by them down to mountains or rivers.

The trekking poles are very useful, if you have problems with knees, depending on weather or personal choice for using them. Even though higher up, ice path, moraine, open slopes may give you extra support from it, also quite easy to follow the path.
Always final sections are can be Glacier itself and high elevation, it is bit difficult and occasionally slippery under trails. The ice is covered in water stones and dirt, so where a coolant produces cold temperatures in the surface below.

Comfortable, good sole, ankle support (4 seasons) trekking boots water proof are recommended for the high passes trek but for the lower trek light weight hiking boots are fine to protect you beside, probably going over an ankle, low altitude trek heavy boots will be hot and unwieldy.

ACCOMMODATION ON THE TREK

Tea house trek accommodation will be in comfortable tea houses and lodges run most of the area by local families, except people specify a preference for tents. Every tea house or lodge has a common heated Chimney in the dining hall, although the bedrooms are not heated with mattresses, pillows and two beds in a room. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bag (3 seasons in normally fine) but possibility is also you can buy and hire in Kathmandu.

Generally most of the tea houses have hot showers by gas gizzards and they have squire toilets but some area have and use drop toilets with flush systems.

For the Camping/ Tent trekking we use branded company tents which are for two persons comfortably can sleep and can put your luggage on side, and we provide you the mattresses. Tents are fixed always near the guest house and eating in our own dining tent, sometimes eating can be indoors, depends on possibility. So toilets sometimes you will use from the lodge but obvious we will have our privet toilet tents too.

Himalayan Trails support 

Our main back bones of the trek are porters, will carry your main duffle bag up to a maximum weight of 12-14 kg per guest and supply for all the groups needs, if you need to go back down to the valley together with assisting you. Apart from specially camping, all the accommodations are in local lodge or Tea houses which are well prepared, warm and friendly environment.

Our entire trip we run by permanently Guides or Leaders, who have been employed over ten years with us and been training personally high standard leadership and first aid by our company. They know how to deal with emergencies and speak fluently English. They are always helpful and look after you so many years have been working with tourist and westerns, they know the westerns needs and understanding. Our porters are always who works with us forever all our teams are dedicated and they will provide high standards services.