Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 13 days

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Duration
13 days
Max. Elevation
4134m
Group size
1-20
Level
EASY
Transportation
All ground transportation & Domestic Flight
Best Season
During spring season (March to May) and autumn season (September to November).
Accomodation
3 *** Hotel in Kathmandu, and Pokhara and Normal Hotel during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis
Meals
Breakfast, In Kathmandu , pokhara and all meal during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Nayapull
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Pokhara -Ghorapani pun Hill -Annapurna Base Camp

Highlights

    • Trekking through the beautiful landscape of “Annapurna Sanctuary”.
    • Passing through Machhapuchhere base camp.
    • Take bath in natural hot spring in Jhinu Danda.
    • Amazing sunrise view and panoramic Mountain View from Poonhill.
    • The mesmerizing view of beautiful mountains like Machhapuchhere, Himchuli, Dhaulagiri, etc.
    • Visiting Gurung and Magar locality
Traversing towards the foothill of the world’s 10th tallest mountain Mt. Annapurna is definitely a brilliant way of having walking holiday in the Himalayas. Beautiful Annapurna base camp trek is a splendid Himalayan walking journey that is very popular among trekkers coming to Nepal. Wilderness adventure as well as cultural excursion is possible only during Annapurna Base camp trek or Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage Treks & Expedition’s travel planners meticulously designed itineraries for this trek in Nepal. It endows trekkers enough time for acclimatization as well as getting acquainted with the locals’ culture too.Journey is sumptuous, treacherous and mesmerizing.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is best way to serve people across the globe regarding the diversified splendors of Mother Nature present in Nepal. Trip starts with either flight to Pokhara or bus drive to Pokhara. From this Lake City a private vehicle will take trekkers to walking starting point at Nayapool. Trekkers traverse along the timberlands of rhododendron, pines and other numerous vegetations along the Modi Khola. The uphill trekking at Ulleri takes trekkers to magnificent place of Ghorepani. From this place the view of landscape in hilly zone and Himalayan zone is absolutely beautiful. Moreover, the early morning hiking of Poon Hill (3210 m) endows best feeling of trekking. You will observe dazzling snowcapped mountains due to morning sunrays. Mountains like Neelgiri, Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Himchuli, Singhachuli and many others can be seen from this Annapurna Circuit Trek destination. Trip follows the places like Deurali and Machhapuchhre Base Camp before reaching iconic

Annapurna Base Camp Trek . Your stay in the foothill of Mt. Annapurna can be mystical as well as mythical. Climate and chilled air coming out of mountains make your stay mystical while religious background of mountain endow mythical understanding. This journey is definitely once in a lifetime event to gather. You will be blissfully taken to the mesmerizing area of Nepal.
Book the Annapurna Base Camp Trek with us. Our valued services and impeccable hospitality during trekking as well as during trip documents finalization ensure great holiday experience. Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage Treks is your reliable trekking partner in Nepal.

Weather condition in Annapurna region


Annapurna region is the right place to trek all over the year. The people can trek in all seasons in the Annapurna region.The March to May and October to November are the most popular trekking months in Nepal. The Himalayan peak is the coldest region so you should avoid the monsoon and winter season to trek in the high altitude. During the winter days, the temperature will be below minus. On the monsoon season, the trekking routes are damaged by the rain. But You can able to trek in the
Annapurna region on rainy days

Best Time to Visit Annapurna Base Camp Trek 

Annapurna Base Camp Trek  is one of the famous trek among all treks in Nepal. Autumn and Spring are the best time to visit Annapurna Base Camp. Most of the time trekker trek from Nayapul about 40 kilometers northwest from Pokhara to Ghorepani. The nostalgic viewpoint of Poon Hill is seen. Then thought it you can take east to Chhomrong and turn to North and it leads to Annapurna Base Camp. It is surrounded by colorful flowers, a clean sky with beautiful hills and mountains.

Annapurna Base Camp trek is done every year. But the difference is in weather conditions each season has its own beauty over trails. So, you can choose when to go trekking according to weather conditions. The Best season to go trek is in Spring and Autumn respectively.

Side Treks possible from Annapurna Base Camp Trek Route


There are numerous trekking routes within the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking route. Therefore, people prefer to do these trekking as an alternative to regular ABC Trek. Moreover, these trekking routes are in the vicinity of the base camp and within the Annapurna region. 

1. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek


This is the most popular short trekking route of the area. During regular itinerary of Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, trekkers reach the Ghorepani Poon Hill area as well. However, trekkers can do the separate trekking of Poon Hill as well. It is probably the most joyous short trekking route that offers breathtaking scenery of mountains and chance of witnessing the diversity of natural resources and cultural aspects of Annnapurna area. Try doing trekking on this trail too and find out the marvels of Annapurna. Major highlights of the trekking are sunrise or sunset from Poon Hill, Ghorepani Village, Short Vacation, Altitude friendly, and more than a dozen mountain vista. Major mountains seen from the route are Dhaulagiri, Dhampus, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, etc. 


2. Mardi Himal Trek

If you are searching for the latest trending trekking route in Nepal, the Mardi Himal Trekking route is an ideal choice. Even if it is recently opened for the trekkers, both domestic and international trekkers are already liking it. The green lush forests, cascading hills, view point over the clouds and majestic closer view of Mt. Machhapuchhre make the trekking enthralling experience. Moreover, the serene forests environment and breathtaking scenery vantage points make Mardi one of the most hottest trekking destinations of Annapurna region. In less than a week's time trekkers can accumulate mesmerizing memories of walking holiday. 

3. Khopra Hill Trek,

Annapurna Royal Trek, Dhampus Sarangkot Trek, Mulde View Trek and Mohare Danda Trek
These five trekking routes are within the off the beaten trekking routes of the Annapurna region. Therefore, trekkers can get ample tranquility, serenity and breathtaking enchanting experiences. These routes are also within the Annapurna region of Nepal. For more information about these off the beaten routes, contact the travel planners of Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage Treks and Expeditions. 

Don't Have long holidays?Try Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary

If you don't have the longer holidays to do the regular ABC Trek, try doing the base camp trekking in less than a  week. by following our short itinerary. We can customize an itinerary according to your needs too.  You can start the trekking directly from Chhomrong and in just 3 days' walking, you can reach the base camp. Upon returning the itinerary accomdates the natural hot spring as well. Most of the trekking portion is similar to regular ABC Trek but omits the Ghorepani Poon Hill Section. 

Lace up your hiking boots and zip up the trekking clothes! Be ready to explore the home of the world's 10th tallest mountain Mt. Annapurna.

Last-minute booking


It is best to book in advance. However, for those who cannot Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage Trekking ides a last-minute booking provision. In the case of last-minute bookings, you need to pay 100% of the trip cost 48 hours before the trip departure date.
We try our best to operate a trek at any time, but in case of last-minute booking, we cannot be responsible for delays due to circumstances out of our control - such as lodging unavailability or bad weather. line/WhatsApp/ 977-9851267334 or email us npilgrimage@gmail.com

Note 

The cost for Kathmandu to  Pokhara  and pokhara to  Kathmandu is USD 100.00 per person for one way flight. The choice is yours. Nevertheless, it would incur an additional fee


Important Note

There are few things which a trekker needs to take a note before going on Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Here is the list of the things which you can do or cannot do on Annapurna Base Camp Trek:

- Don't rush while walking downhill as there are many staircase downhill on the trail. It may result in knee lock and sprain.

- Drink Lots of water every 20 minutes of walking

- Most of the people disregard altitude sickness during Annapurna Trek. It is dangerous. The places beyond Ghorepani is altitude sickness prone area. Therefore, check your physical status.

- During snowing don't leave the group or a guide as there are many narrow valleys and crevasses as well as landslide prone areas.

Trip Itinerary

Arrive in Kathmandu at any time. Our airport representative will welcome you and explain the program further. There are no planned activities for the day, so check into the hotel. Evening welcome dinner with cultural show.Overnight at hotel.


You may use flight which takes 25 min and can use private Tourist Vehicle. Via Tourist bus Its take 6-7 hour’s .Evening boating at Fewa Lake and sightseeing near the lake area. Overnight at hotel.

Trek from Pokhara (915 m.) to Nayapul (1050m.) by car, which takes approximately one and half hours drive. Now you begin your trek from Nayapul (1050m.) to Ulleri(2070m) . Via Birethanti (1065m.) which takes about four hours. The first part of your trek is easy passing through numerous small villages and settlements. O/N at Ulleri.

Today we heading to Ghorepani.First we need to climb steeply for the early 2 hours and then ascend gently passing through and Banthanti, Magar villages. On the way, can see good view of Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.), and Annapurna (7219m.)O/N at Ghorepani.

Early morning trip to Poon Hill (3210m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks. After breakfast trek Ghorepani to Tadapani (2650 m.). After walking for almost one and half hour you reach Gurung Hill which has the splendid mountain views as Poon Hill. From here you follow small forests with rhododendron, bamboos until you reach Deurali. The trail goes steeply down through deep forests all the way to Banthati. It takes one hour from here to reach Tadapanil After breakfast trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (2731m.) through the deep forests of rhododendrons, bamboos and oaks. En route, you frequently see waterfalls, rocks, wild animals, local birds and green scenarios. Tadapani is a small village surrounded by beautiful forests which grants you a magnificent view Himalaya. Treks from Ghorepani to Tadapani its take around 5 hours. O/N at Tadapani

Trek from Tadapani to Sinuwa and it takes about four hours. It is very easy trek by ascending gently all the way through rhododendron, oak and other kinds of dense forests. You could hear different kinds of birds chirping on the way. O/N at Sinuwa.

We are heading to Deurali which takes five hours. You trek gently ascend through forests with varieties of rhododendron and oak trees. The first town you reach is Dovan (2630m.) where there are few lodges and camp sites then we head to Deurali. O/N at Deurali.

Wake up early in the morning then trek to Annapurna Base Camp.We begin our exciting trail towards Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Firstly we walk ascend gradually and steeply over the mountain side. The trek to MBC to Annapurna Base Camp is a bit strenuous but the spectacular vista of Machhapuchhre rewards our trail very enjoyable. We reach MBC by early afternoon then after our trail continues climb until we reach Annapurna Base Camp. Our trek enables to see the snow boulders melting and forming small streams. We will have sensation views of the near vertical south face of Annapurna towering above the sanctuary. Annapurna Base Camp sanctuary boasts of a dynamic view without anything impeding panorama of the 360 degrees. We will have interesting view of Machhapuchre, Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Hiuchuli and other peaks. Enjoy a warm night’s sleep in comfortable at Annapurna Base Camp.O/N at Base Camp.

We trek from Base camp to Bamboo which takes 6-7 hours. From the Annapurna base camp we retrace our steps to Bamboo. Today’s trek is downhill so it shouldn’t be very difficult. Besides, we will always have the company of the extraordinary landscape to cheer us up. Overnight in Bamboo.

Today we trek to Jhinu Danda which takes 5-6 hours. We continue our trek from Bamboo to Sinuwa then move down and get to Lower Chhomrong. From Lower Chomrong our trail takes ascending on the thousand stony steps and we reach upper Chomrong then we trek down to Jhinu Danda. We can enjoy hot spring while staying in Jhinu Danda. Overnight in Jhandu Danda at hotel.

On our way to Naya Pull from Jhinu Danda we get to enjoy the amazing hill landscape of western Nepal. We will have a lunch on the way. Our trek will end at Naya Pul where we board our vehicle to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by a tourist bus – 6hours. Optional: can use fight which takes 25 min. but cost will be more then this price O/N at Kathmandu Hotel.

Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight, a representative from the Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage, will take you to the airport and bid you farewell. You will take with you wonderful memories of a truly outstanding experience


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Includes

    • Kathmandu to Pokhara By tourist Bus or Flight
    • Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle. 
    • Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus  or Flight 
    • Twin sharing deluxe accommodation at Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
    • Welcome dinner or farewell dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance
    • All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP, TIMS )
    • Accommodations on a trek (Lodge/ Tea house)
    • All breakfast and 1 special dinners in Kathmandu
    • Three meals (Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast) a day during the trek
    • Purified drinking water (Medicated proof & safe)
    • Fresh fruits after every dinner (During the trek)
    • Licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses
    • (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses
    • Insurance of Guide and Porter
    • All required local tax and Gov tax
    • Down jackets and sleeping bags (Rental basis)
    • Officlai Trekking T- Shirt, Official duffel bag &Trekking Route Map (As a souvenir)
    • Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage certificate (after completion the trek)
    • First Aid Service (Basic)

Doesn't Include

    • International Airfare Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
    • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Excess baggage charge(s)Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
    • Entrance fee in Kathmandu& Pokhara Boating in fewa lake
    • Medical evacuation in case of emergency.Personal
    • gears & clothing (available on hire)Tips, any expenses of personal nature, clients insurance
    • Soft hard drinks Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, st International
    • Personal shopping and laundry etc.

Complimentary

    • Welcome and Farewell Dinner at Nepalese Style Cultural Restaurant
    • Shopping assistance around Thamel
    • Any kinds of secretarial and clerical works

Great Experience of ABC Trek with Anil

It was a pleasure to have Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage Treks and Expedition as our guide to ABC. Anil took care of us very well and was (and still is!) a great guide and friend to us all during the whole trip. Even when we arrived back in Kathmandu, he still offered us a good price transport around town as well as suggestions about everthing there. It was a memorable trip and I wouldn't hesitate to go with them again next time around.

Fernenanda
Thailand

Great company, even better guide!

We did the Annapurna base camp trekking with Anil 2022 and we're very fortunate. Super friendly and very knowledgeable of the trekking and it's different short cuts and places. With Anil by your side one has only to focus on walking and enjoying the breathtaking surroundings. Definetily recommend him and his companyNepal Adventure pilgrimage Trek . if your searching for a serious and very good company. Excellent value for money

Enarmen
France
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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you will get the airport pick up and drop off services available. Our airport representatives will receive you at the airport and transfer you at the hotel in Thamel. Evening is free for you to explore the eateries and bars of the area. Our office will complete all your trekking formalities. Overnight in Hotel.


You can obtain your VISA to Nepal either by contacting our embassy or consulate office in your host country. There is a provision of VISA on Arrival to the tourists. As you land in Nepal you can fill up the form and pay the VISA charge at the International Airport in Nepal.

You can get accommodation of your choice in Kathmandu and Pokhara. These two cities are the major touristic destinations of Nepal. Therefore, you can get accommodation of different categories ranging up to 5 star.

Yes, you can extend your stay in Pokhara. However, if it is not included in your regular itinerary you will have to pay extra as per the services. The set flights or bus tickets; if needs to be changed, the incurred extra charges must be paid by yourself. 

Yes, you can upgrade accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara. However, it is subjected to be charged extra as per the prior trip agreement. 

The distance between Kathmandu and Pokhara is 200 km. There are numerous side roads and it is along the Prithivi Highway. The traffic is high. Therefore, traffic jam may result in the hours of road trip. However, the normal time to reach Pokhara by bus or tourist bus is about 6 – 7 hours. 

Yes, you can fly to Pokhara instead of driving. And it takes about 35 - 45 minutes. Please contact the travel planners if you have already booked the road trip. The price of the flight and road trip is subject to availability and the current rates category. 

Yes, it is safe to fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Moreover, there is null number of air accidents on this route. 

Accommodation in Annapurna Base Camp Trek is in teahouse or lodge. In some places trekkers can get the attached bathroom but most of the time the room is in the general category and have common bathroom without private attached. 

You can get the diverse food/meals during the trek to Annapurna Base Camp. If you prefer to have the western menu, then also you can have it. However, try some local delicacies which might help you to understand the local lifestyle too. If you don’t want to try the locals, then the Annapurna base camp trek route offers general western menus. 

You can get the boiled or filtered water in the teahouse which you can fill up the bottle according to the price. The drinking water for the locals is okay if they drink from natural spring water but you can refill it and use the purifying pills. 


In most of the teahouses, you will get the western commode style toilets. Don’t expect the toilets of all the amenities. But remember you don’t have to defecate in the public. The condition of bathroom is of Spartan way. 

Hot shower is subjected to be paid extra. However, in some teahouses you can get free shower. But remember to consult with your guide before doing the shower. 

Spring and Autumn is the best time to Annapurna Base Camp Trek. However, trekkers can do the trekking in either winter or in summer season in Nepal. Please remember that summer season coincides with the monsoon time in Nepal. During this time of the year the cloud blocks the vision of the mountains and it might be frustrating for some. But remember that during off season the trail is tranquil and there won’t be many trekkers. 

It is up to you to decide to do the trekking of your liking. Private or Group Trekking, the level of the services and the hospitality we provide is same. Therefore, choose according to your liking. 

We can arrange the trekking for maximum 50 people as there would be shortage of teahouses for the group more than 50 people. However, for the tour there won’t be any problem.

Yes, it is possible for the beginners too but remember every trekkers must have the sound physical condition as the Annapurna Base Camp Trek reaches up To 4130 m from sea level which involves the trail with uphill and downhill.  

Yes, it is attainable by children but before the trek please mention the age of the trekkers to our travel planners so that we can amend the itinerary. For the children below 18 years old, it is recommended to have the guardian. However, we can arrange the trek or tour for kids too on the basis and guidance of their guardians. 

It is a moderate trekking trail but every age group of trekkers can do the trekking. However, we can customize the trekking itinerary as the per the group characteristics. 

We can avoid the altitude sickness during the trek by following the instructions of the guide. You have to walk uphill or higher altitude slowly and uniformly. Please remember to have plenty of fluids either water or soupy food. Proper acclimatization in your itinerary can also help you avoid the altitude sickness. 

Yes, Foreign Money is accepted on the trail but the currencies which are not accepted by Nepal Government is not accepted. 

Yes, It is mandatory to have the travel insurance during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. You need to have the insurance plan which covers the Helicopter rescue, accidents, and medical expenses. 

Yes, it is necessary to make a down payment to confirm the trip to Nepal with us. You will have to make at least 20% of the trip cost. 

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Packing List

  • Rucksack or daypack (30 liters) with waterproof cover
  • Trekking pants and waterproof trousers
  • T-shirts or shirts
  • Down jacket
  • Wind/ waterproof light jacket
  • Fleece jumper or jacket
  • Inner Thermal (top and trouser)
  • Socks and underwear
  • Sunglasses, sun hat, woolen cap, or balaclava
  • Inner and outer gloves
  • Headlamp, power bank, and extra batteries
  • Sun protection cream, wet wipes, and hand sanitizer
  • Towel, flip-flop or rubber sandal, toiletries
  • Water bottle and water purification tablets
  • 4 season Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping bag liner

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