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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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  • Duration 10 Days
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Trip Destination Annapurna Base Camp
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Pokhara
  • Max. Altitude 4130m
  • Trip Type Tea house trek
  • Transport Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • Accommodation Teahouse

Highlights

  • The stunning variety of the Himalayan landscape
  • Remote settlements and fairy-tale forests
  • Expansive woodland divided by cascading rivers
  • Glittering blue-hued peaks of base camp at dusk
  • Breathtaking sunrise over the Annapurna mountains from Poon Hill
  • Knowledgeable trek leaders, assistant guides, and porters
  • Immersion in the rich Sherpa culture
  • Rest and relaxation in Pokhara
  • Boat ride along Phewa Tal (Lake) with views of snow-capped mountains
  • View the enormous Annapurna Conservation Area

The Annapurna base camp Trek (ABC Trek) is a 10-day trek that offers a stunning adventure through diverse terrain and rich cultural experiences. It takes you through charming Gurung villages, terraced farms, and a captivating array of flora and fauna. Located at an altitude of 4130m (13549ft), the base camp of Mt. Annapurna is renowned as one of the world's most popular treks. Standing tall at 8091m, Mt. Annapurna is the tenth highest mountain globally, while the majestic Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) enchants travelers along the route.

The well-planned Annapurna base camp trekking package by NTA attracts a wide range of outdoor enthusiasts, including solo female travelers and group hikers visiting Nepal. The trek encompasses the stunning Marshyangdi River, the breathtaking Kali Gandaki Gorge, and the picturesque Pokhara Valley, with each boundary offering its own unique beauty.

The Annapurna base camp 10 day trek takes you through the heart of the majestic Annapurna mountain range in Nepal. The journey offers an array of unforgettable highlights. One of the most awe-inspiring moments is reaching Annapurna base camp itself, situated at an altitude of 4,130 meters. You can't help but feel awe and accomplishment as you stand among towering peaks, including Annapurna I, the tenth-highest mountain in the world. 

Annapurna Mountain Range during abc trek
Panoramic View of Annapurna Mountain Range During Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Photographer: Bijay Chaurasia

The panoramic views of snow-capped mountains, vast glaciers, and lush valleys are simply breathtaking. Along the way, you'll also pass through picturesque villages, terraced fields, rhododendron forests, and cascading waterfalls, immersing yourself in the beauty of the Himalayas.

The Annapurna base camp hike is an extraordinary journey that combines breathtaking landscapes, cultural immersion, and personal growth. It is a trek that challenges and rewards you, leaving you with memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you're an experienced trekker or a novice adventurer, this trek offers a unique opportunity to witness the grandeur of the Himalayas and experience the warmth of Nepalese hospitality. 

So, lace up your boots, pack your backpack, and go on the adventure of a lifetime. Join the ranks of those who have stood in awe at the Annapurna base camp and let the mountains inspire you to conquer new heights. Start planning your Annapurna base camp Trek in Nepal today and let the journey transform you in ways you never imagined possible.

Why do ABC Trek?

Firstly, it's a chance to challenge yourself physically and mentally, pushing your limits and discovering your inner strength. 

The 10 days ABC trekking provides an opportunity to disconnect from the modern world and reconnect with nature, offering a sense of tranquility and peace. 

Moreover, interacting with the warm and friendly local communities, predominantly Gurung and Magar people, allows you to experience the rich culture and hospitality of the region. 

The trek to ABC  is suitable for both beginners and experienced trekkers, making it accessible to a wide range of adventurers. 

Ultimately, the hike to Annapurna base camp promises not only stunning natural beauty but also personal growth, cultural immersion, and memories that will last a lifetime.

Annapurna Base Camp Itinerary

Starting from Kathmandu, the Annapurna base camp trek route begins with a scenic drive to Pokhara, passing through hills and dense forests. Upon reaching Nayapul, the actual adventure commences as the trek begins. Along the way, trekkers make memorable stops at various places, including Ghorepani Poon Hill for a sunrise view, Tadapani, Deurali, the ultimate destination of Annapurna base camp, Jhinu Dada, and more.

Panoramic sunrise view from poon hill during Annapurna base camp Trek
Panoramic Sunrise View From Ghorepani Poon hill during Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Alternatively, one can opt to fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara to kickstart the trek to Annapurna base camp. After arriving in Pokhara, a drive to Nayapul and a trek to Tikhedhunga follow, shortening the trek's overall duration. At the end of the trek, instead of returning directly to Kathmandu from Pokhara, travelers have the option to extend their stay in Pokhara.

In this case, we can provide a return bus ticket from Pokhara to Kathmandu, marking the end of our collaboration. If you're interested in booking a Pokhara sightseeing tour with us, we can accommodate that as well, although it would include additional costs.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Cost

Nepal Trek Adventures provides an incredible opportunity to trekking to Annapurna base camp, tailored to your preferences. We understand that every traveler is unique, and our aim is to offer an unforgettable experience that leaves a lasting impression. With our team of highly skilled and friendly staff, along with our dedicated porters, your trek will not only be safe but also comfortable and memorable.

We offer the flexibility of both ABC group joining and private treks, allowing you to choose the option that suits you best. If you prefer to join a group, you'll have the opportunity to meet like-minded adventurers from around the world, creating an enriching and social experience. On the other hand, if you prefer a more personalized journey, our private treks ensure that your individual needs and preferences are catered to, providing a sense of exclusivity and freedom.

We understand that cost plays an important role in decision-making, and that's why we provide the best-guaranteed ABC Trekking Cost. The Annapurna base camp trek cost also depends upon the itinerary, group number, duration, and so on. By tailoring the trek to your specific requirements, we ensure that you get the best value for your investment. So whether you're traveling solo, with a group of friends, or even as a family, we are here to make your trek to ABC an incredible and unforgettable adventure.

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Itinerary
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Annapurna base camp trek itinerary typically last for 10 days, beginning from Nayapul and leading through lush forests, picturesque villages, and terraced fields. Trekkers get to witness the majestic Annapurna Range up close as they reach the base camp, experiencing the awe-inspiring beauty of snow-capped peaks and the rich cultural heritage of the region.
 

  • Duration7 to 8 hours
  • Highest Altitude1,400 meters
  • AccommodationHotel

On the first day of the ABC trek, you will drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Here's some information about this journey:

Distance: The distance between Kathmandu and Pokhara is approximately 200 kilometers (124 miles) by road. The drive usually takes around 6-7 hours, depending on the road conditions and traffic.

Transportation: There are several options for transportation, including tourist buses, private cars, or taxis. Tourist buses are a popular choice as they are affordable and offer a comfortable journey. Private cars or taxis provide more flexibility but can be relatively more expensive.

Scenic route: The drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara offers stunning views of the Nepalese countryside. As you leave Kathmandu, you'll pass through picturesque landscapes, terraced fields, traditional villages, and rivers. You'll also get glimpses of the Himalayan peaks on clear days.

Lunch break: During the drive, there are several rest stops and restaurants along the way where you can take a break and have lunch. One of the popular places to stop for a meal is at Malekhu, known for its local fish delicacies.

Pokhara: Upon reaching Pokhara, you'll find yourself in a beautiful lakeside city surrounded by the Annapurna mountain range. Pokhara is a popular tourist destination and serves as a gateway to various treks in the Annapurna region.

Accommodation: Pokhara offers a wide range of accommodation options, including hotels, guesthouses, and lodges catering to different budgets. You can choose to stay overnight in Pokhara and start your trek the following day.

  • DurationDriving time: 2 hours & Walking time: 4 to 5 hours
  • Highest Altitude¬†1,525 meters
  • AccommodationTea House

On second day of ABC trek, you have two phases: driving to Nayapul or trekking directly to Tikhedhunga. Let me provide you with information on both options:

Phase 1: Drive to Nayapul

Nayapul is a small town located at an elevation of around 1,070 meters (3,510 feet). It is the starting point of the Annapurna base camp trek for those who choose to drive. Here's what you can expect if you take this option:

Starting from Pokhara: You will leave Pokhara in the morning and embark on a scenic drive to Nayapul, which takes approximately 1.5 to 2 hours, depending on the road conditions and traffic.

Road journey: The road from Pokhara to Nayapul offers beautiful views of the countryside, rivers, and terraced fields. The journey passes through several small villages along the way.

Permit check: Upon reaching Nayapul, you will need to check your permits at the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) checkpoint. Make sure you have obtained the necessary permits before starting the trek.

Trek to Tikhedhunga: From Nayapul, you will begin your trek towards Tikhedhunga, which is situated at an altitude of around 1,540 meters (5,050 feet). The trekking distance from Nayapul to Tikhedhunga is approximately 8 kilometers (5 miles) and takes around 3-4 hours, depending on your pace.

Trail description: The trail from Nayapul to Tikhedhunga is relatively gentle and follows the banks of the Modi Khola (river). You will pass through picturesque villages, farmlands, and dense forests, enjoying the natural beauty of the region.

Phase 2: Trek directly to Tikhedhunga

Alternatively, you can choose to start your trek from Nayapul and walk directly to Tikhedhunga, skipping the drive. This option is suitable for those who prefer a more immersive trekking experience from the beginning. Here's what you can expect:

Starting from Nayapul: If you choose this option, you will need to arrange transportation from Pokhara to Nayapul, which is a shorter distance than the full drive to Nayapul.

Trek to Tikhedhunga: From Nayapul, you will start trekking towards Tikhedhunga, following the same trail as mentioned earlier. The trekking distance and estimated time remain the same as mentioned above.

Trail description: The trail from Nayapul to Tikhedhunga is scenic and offers views of the surrounding landscapes, villages, and forests. You will pass through several suspension bridges and encounter local residents along the way.

Accommodation: Once you reach Tikhedhunga, you can find teahouses and lodges to spend the night in, similar to the accommodation options available for those who drive to Nayapul.

  • Duration6 to 7 hours of Trek
  • Highest Altitude2,775 meters
  • AccommodationTea House or Lodge

On the third day of trek to ABC, you will be trekking from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani. This is an exciting part of the journey as you continue to ascend through beautiful landscapes and charming villages. Here's what you can expect on this day:

Tikhedhunga (1,570m) to Ulleri (1,960m): The day begins with an uphill climb from Tikhedhunga to Ulleri. This section of the trail consists of stone steps, which can be a bit challenging but also rewarding. As you climb, you'll pass through lush forests and small settlements.

Ulleri to Banthanti (2,250m): After reaching Ulleri, the trail continues through rhododendron and oak forests. You'll encounter several teahouses along the way where you can take a break and enjoy some refreshments. Banthanti is a small village where you can rest and soak in the beautiful surroundings.

Banthanti to Nangethanti (2,460m): The trail from Banthanti to Nangethanti involves walking through a dense forest. This section offers stunning views of the mountains and the opportunity to spot local wildlife. Nangethanti serves as another resting point before reaching Ghorepani.

Nangethanti to Ghorepani (2,840m): From Nangethanti, you'll continue your ascent towards Ghorepani. The trail gradually opens up, offering breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. Ghorepani is a beautiful village situated on a ridge, and it's a popular stop for trekkers. You'll find several teahouses, shops, and accommodation options here.

Throughout the day, you'll pass through various terrains, including stone steps, forests, and open ridges. The trek can be physically demanding, but the stunning natural beauty and the warm hospitality of the locals make it an incredible experience. Be sure to stay hydrated, take breaks when needed, and enjoy the journey to Ghorepani.

  • Duration7 to 8 hours of Trek
  • Highest Altitude2,540 meters
  • AccommodationTea House or Lodges

On fourth day of the trek to Annapurna basse camp, you will be heading from Ghorepani to Tadapani via Poon Hill. This day is known for its breathtaking sunrise view from Poon Hill, which offers panoramic vistas of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.

Here's a breakdown of the trek for Day 4 of ABC trek:

Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3,210 meters / 10,531 feet): You'll start early in the morning before sunrise, as it takes about 45 minutes to an hour to reach Poon Hill from Ghorepani. The trail initially ascends through a dense rhododendron forest until you reach the top of Poon Hill. Once you reach the viewpoint, you'll witness a spectacular sunrise over the Himalayas, with Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks dominating the skyline. Take your time to enjoy the panoramic views and capture some memorable photographs.

Poon Hill to Tadapani (2,630 meters / 8,628 feet): After spending some time at Poon Hill, you'll descend back to Ghorepani for breakfast. From Ghorepani, the trail gradually descends through rhododendron and oak forests, with occasional views of the mountains along the way. You'll pass through small settlements and cross a few streams before reaching Tadapani, which is your destination for the day. Tadapani offers stunning views of Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) peaks.

The trek from Poon Hill to Tadapani takes approximately 5 to 6 hours, depending on your pace and the stops you make along the way. Make sure to stay hydrated and take short breaks to rest and enjoy the scenery. Tadapani has several teahouses where you can rest, have a warm meal, and spend the night.

Note: The trekking durations mentioned are approximate and can vary based on individual fitness levels, weather conditions, and other factors. It's always a good idea to consult with a local trekking agency or guide for the most up-to-date information and to plan your trek accordingly.

  • Duration6 to 7 hours of Trek
  • Highest Altitude2,100 meters
  • AccommodationTea House

On Day 5 of the Annapurna base camp trek, you have the option to trek from Tadapani to either Chomorung or Sinuwa, depending on your preferences and the pace of your trek. Both options offer different experiences and have their own unique attractions. Here's some information about each destination:

Chomorung: Chomorung is a picturesque village located at an elevation of around 2,170 meters (7,119 feet). The trek from Tadapani to Chomorung takes you through lush forests and terraced fields. As you descend, you'll pass through beautiful rhododendron forests and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. Chomorung is a great place to rest and spend the night, with comfortable tea houses and lodges available.

Sinuwa: Sinuwa is another option for your fifth day of trekking. It is situated at an altitude of approximately 2,360 meters (7,743 feet). The trail from Tadapani to Sinuwa is a mix of uphill and downhill sections, with scenic landscapes along the way. You'll pass through dense forests, cross suspension bridges over rivers, and enjoy stunning views of the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) mountains. Sinuwa offers various accommodation options, including tea houses and lodges.

Both Chomorung and Sinuwa serve as popular stopovers for trekkers on the Annapurna base camp route. The decision of whether to stay in Chomorung or Sinuwa depends on factors such as your fitness level, acclimatization needs, and personal preferences regarding the distance covered each day. It's important to listen to your body and consult with your trekking guide or fellow trekkers to make an informed decision based on the current trail conditions and your own capabilities.

Remember to stay hydrated, take breaks when needed, and enjoy the breathtaking scenery along the way.

  • Duration6 to 7 hours of Trek
  • Highest Altitude3,200 Meters
  • AccommodationTea House

On Day 6 of the Annapurna base camp (ABC) trek, you have two options for your destination: Himalaya or Deurali. Both places are popular overnight stops along the ABC trek, and the choice may depend on your physical condition, the pace of your trek, and your overall itinerary.

Option 1: Sinuwa to Himalaya

If you choose to trek to the Himalaya on Day 6, you will be covering a moderate distance. The trail from Sinuwa to Himalaya passes through lush forests, with occasional steep ascents and descents. Himalaya is located at an elevation of around 2,870 meters (9,416 feet) above sea level. It is named after the stunning view of the Himalayan mountain range that you can witness from here, including the majestic Machapuchare (Fishtail) peak. Staying at Himalaya allows you to break up the trek into manageable sections, providing an opportunity to acclimatize before ascending further.

Option 2: Sinuwa to Deurali

If you decide to trek to Deurali on Day 6, it will be a bit more challenging than going to Himalaya. Deurali is situated at an elevation of approximately 3,230 meters (10,597 feet) above sea level. The trail to Deurali offers beautiful views of the surrounding landscapes and is known for its rhododendron forests and waterfalls. Staying at Deurali brings you closer to the Annapurna Sanctuary and is an excellent option for those who prefer to reach the base camp within a shorter timeframe.

Keep in mind that altitude sickness is a concern during higher elevation treks like ABC, so it's essential to pay attention to your body's signals and not rush the ascent. Many trekkers choose to follow an itinerary that includes a stop at Himalaya on Day 6 and then proceeds to Deurali on Day 7 before reaching Annapurna base camp on Day 8. This gradual approach allows for better acclimatization and reduces the risk of altitude-related issues.

Ultimately, the choice between Himalaya and Deurali on Day 6 will depend on your fitness level, the pace of your trek, and the advice of your guide, if you have one. Always prioritize your safety and well-being during the trek.

  • Duration4 to 5 hours of Trek
  • Highest Altitude4,130 meters
  • AccommodationTea House

On the seventh day of your Annapurna base camp trek, you will be making your way from Deurali to the final destination of your journey, the Annapurna base camp (ABC). This is an exciting day as you will finally reach the base camp and be rewarded with spectacular views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks.

The trek from Deurali to Annapurna base camp is approximately 4.5 kilometers (2.8 miles) long and usually takes around 3 to 4 hours to complete. The trail gradually ascends through the beautiful Modi Khola Valley, passing through lush rhododendron and bamboo forests.

As you continue your ascent, you will notice the landscape changing, with fewer trees and more rocky terrain. You will also come across the Himalayan Hotel, a popular resting point along the trail. From here, the trail becomes steeper and more challenging as you approach Machhapuchhre base camp (MBC).

Machhapuchhre base camp, located at an elevation of around 3,700 meters (12,139 feet), offers stunning views of the iconic Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) peak and the surrounding snow-capped mountains. Take some time to rest and soak in the magnificent scenery before continuing your journey towards Annapurna base camp.

From Machhapuchhre base camp, the trail continues along the Modi Khola glacier and gradually climbs up to Annapurna base camp. At an elevation of about 4,130 meters (13,549 feet), the base camp offers breathtaking panoramic views of the nearby peaks Hiunchuli (6,441 meters/21,132 feet), Annapurna South (7,219 meters/23,684 feet), and Annapurna I (8,091 meters/26,545 feet).

Annapurna base camp is a spacious area with several lodges and teahouses where trekkers can rest, eat, and spend the night. Take your time to explore the base camp, enjoy the serene mountain atmosphere, and take plenty of photographs to capture the memories of this incredible accomplishment.

After reaching Annapurna base camp, it is important to take it easy and acclimatize properly to the high altitude. Stay hydrated, listen to your body, and follow the guidance of your trekking guide. Spend the rest of the day relaxing and enjoying the stunning views before continuing your descent in the following days.

  • Duration5 to 6 hours of Trek
  • Highest Altitude2,100 meters
  • AccommodationTea House

On Day 8 of the Annapurna base camp trek, you will have the opportunity to explore the Hidden Valley before making your way back to Bamboo. Here's an overview of what you can expect:

Start from Deurali: Begin your day by leaving Deurali, which is where you would have stayed overnight.

Trek to Machhapuchhre base camp: The trail will take you through beautiful forests and steep ascents as you make your way towards Machhapuchhre base camp. Enjoy the stunning views of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) Mountain along the way.

Hidden Valley: As you continue hiking beyond Machhapuchhre base camp, you will enter the Hidden Valley. This secluded and picturesque valley offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, including Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, and others.

Exploration: Take some time to explore the Hidden Valley, appreciating its serene beauty and tranquil atmosphere. You can go for short hikes around the area, capture photographs, or simply soak in the peaceful surroundings.

Return to Bamboo: After you've had enough time to explore the Hidden Valley, it's time to retrace your steps and make your way back to Bamboo. The descent can be quite steep at times, so trek carefully and take breaks as needed.

Overnight in Bamboo: Arrive at Bamboo, where you will spend the night. Rest and recharge for the next day's trek.

It's important to note that the Annapurna base camp trek itinerary can vary depending on the specific trekking package you have chosen and the weather conditions. Make sure to consult with your trekking guide or tour operator for more detailed information and any necessary adjustments to the itinerary.

Also, keep in mind that the altitude and terrain can be challenging during the trek. It's crucial to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and listen to your body throughout the journey.

  • Duration5 to 6 hours of Trek
  • Highest Altitude1,700 Meters
  • AccommodationTea House

On Day 9 of the Annapurna base camp trek, you will be trekking from Bamboo to Jhinu Dada. Here's what you can expect on this day:

Distance and Duration: The trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Dada is approximately 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) and takes around 4-5 hours, depending on your pace and the trail conditions.

Trail Description: The trail starts with a gentle uphill climb from Bamboo, following the Modi Khola (river) upstream. You'll pass through dense bamboo forests and rhododendron trees, enjoying the natural beauty of the surroundings. The trail gradually ascends, and you'll encounter some stone steps along the way.

Chhomrong Village: After trekking for about 2-3 hours, you'll reach the village of Chhomrong. It's a Gurung village located at an elevation of around 2,170 meters (7,119 feet). Chhomrong is a popular rest stop for trekkers and offers great views of the surrounding mountains, including Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) and Annapurna South.

Descending to Jhinu Dada: From Chhomrong, you'll descend steeply down stone steps towards the Chhomrong Khola (river). Crossing the suspension bridge, the trail continues uphill for a short distance until you reach Jhinu Dada. This small village is famous for its natural hot springs, which you can relax in to soothe your tired muscles after the day's trek.

Jhinu Dada: Jhinu Dada is situated at an altitude of approximately 1,780 meters (5,840 feet). It offers a peaceful atmosphere and picturesque views of the surrounding landscapes. Most trekkers spend the afternoon or evening enjoying the hot springs located near the Modi Khola. It's a great opportunity to rejuvenate and relax before continuing your trek.

Accommodation and Facilities: Jhinu Dada has several teahouses and lodges where you can find accommodation for the night. Basic amenities such as rooms, meals, and hot showers are available, although the facilities may be more limited compared to larger towns.

Make sure to check the current trail conditions, weather updates, and consult with local guides before embarking on your trek. It's essential to be prepared with proper trekking gear, sufficient water, and snacks for the day. Enjoy the scenic beauty and take breaks as needed to rest and appreciate the magnificent surroundings on your journey to Jhinu Dada.

  • Duration5 to 6 hours of Trek
  • Highest Altitude1,100 Meters
  • AccommodationHotel or Lodge

On Day 10 of the Annapurna base camp trek, you will be trekking from Jhinu Dada to Birethanti, and then taking a one-hour drive to Pokhara. Here's a breakdown of what you can expect on this day:

Jhinu Dada to Birethanti: The trek from Jhinu Dada to Birethanti usually takes around 4-5 hours, depending on your pace. You will start your descent from Jhinu Dada, passing through beautiful forests, terraced fields, and small villages along the way. The trail is relatively easy and mostly downhill, allowing you to enjoy the scenery and take in the last views of the Annapurna mountain range.

Birethanti: Birethanti is a small village located at the confluence of the Modi Khola and the Burundi Khola rivers. It serves as a gateway to the Annapurna Conservation Area and is a popular rest stop for trekkers. Once you reach Birethanti, you can take a break, have lunch, and relax before continuing your journey.

Drive to Pokhara: After resting in Birethanti, you will take a one-hour scenic drive to Pokhara, a popular tourist destination in Nepal. The drive takes you through winding roads surrounded by lush green hills and offers stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. Once you reach Pokhara, you can check into your hotel, freshen up, and explore the city.

In Pokhara, you can enjoy various activities such as boating on Phewa Lake, visiting the World Peace Pagoda, exploring the International Mountain Museum, or simply strolling around the Lakeside area, which is filled with restaurants, shops, and cafes.

Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

What's Included

  • Free airport picks upon your arrival and a drop at the end of your trip
  • Annapurna Conversation Area Project Permits
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management Systems)
  • 2 Nights Accommodation in Pokhara (Tourist Deluxe)
  • Transportation by Tourist Bus (Kathmandu- Pokhara- Kathmandu) and other necessary ground transportation by private car as per itinerary
  • Complete free trekking information before going to trek (Trekking Pre-Briefing)
  • Tasty and hygienic organic welfare dinner at the end of the tour in Kathmandu
  • Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek (Optional Menu)
  • All nights in local teahouses/lodges during trekking (Twin Sharing)
  • An experienced licensed holder Trekking Guide (Local Guide)
  • For Single booking guest, an experienced licensed holder (English speaking) Guide Cum Porter facilities are available
  • Trekking Porter will be provided in mentioned cost only for the minimum group of 2 pax and above (1 Porter Sharing 2 Guest)
  • Medical first aid kit box ( which is carried by your team) 
  • Foods, Accommodations and local tax for Guide, Guide Cum Porter, Porter
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag and all necessary trekking gears are available in a hire

What's Excluded

  • International Flight Tickets to Nepal & Return
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees
  • Any kind of drinks (tea, coffee, water, hot water, etc) and of bar bills (alcoholic beverages)
  • Hot shower, WIFI, any electronic battery charges during only in trekking  
  • Tips and gratitude to your guides, porters, and drivers
  • Extra night accommodation or meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure and early return from trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Your travel insurance (Travel insurance is compulsory to take an adventure trip and it must be covered both medical & emergency evacuation with the worth of USD100, 000.00 minimum. 
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Best time for ABC Trekking

The best time for trekking to Annapurna base camp is during the spring season, which lasts from March to May. This period offers moderate temperatures and clear skies, making it ideal for trekking. The weather is usually stable, with blooming rhododendron forests adding vibrant colors to the landscape. Additionally, the views of the surrounding peaks, including Annapurna I and Machapuchare, are breathtaking during this time.

Another best time is during the autumn season, from September to November. The weather remains pleasant with clear skies, allowing for excellent visibility of the majestic mountains. The autumn season offers cool temperatures and relatively dry conditions, making it easier to trek through the diverse terrain. The trails are usually less crowded compared to the spring season, providing a peaceful and serene trekking experience.

The spring season (March to May) and autumn season (September to November) are generally considered the best seasons for ABC trekking due to the pleasant weather, clear skies, and optimal trekking conditions.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Difficulty

Trekking to Annapurna base camp can be moderately challenging due to the rugged mountain terrain. The trails are not smooth and are filled with numerous ups and downs, twists, and turns. It requires a great deal of strength and patience to navigate through these daunting ascents and descents. Many trekkers experience exhaustion along the way, especially when tackling the long and steep 3300-step stone stairs.

However, there are ways to overcome the difficulties of the trail. It is important to travel smartly and understand your own limits. Stay strong and be patient throughout the journey. Avoid pushing yourself to walk long distances without breaks. Maintaining a balanced diet is crucial, as you will need ample energy to trek consistently on the challenging trails.

Distance and Duration of 10-day ABC Trek

The overall distance of the Annapurna base camp trek is approximately 115 kilometers long. The duration of the ABC trek usually takes around 10 to 11 days to complete. Each day, you will walk between 10 and 20 kilometers, but the itinerary can be adjusted according to your preference. Some people choose to shorten the trek by reducing the number of days, while others prefer to extend it for a longer duration.

On average, you should plan to walk for 6 to 7 hours each day during the trek. However, experienced trekkers might reach the destination sooner. Opting for the longer package allows for more rest and enjoyment along the way.

ABC Trek Accommodation

The accommodation during the Annapurna base camp trek offers a variety of lodging options for trekkers. Along the trail, there are teahouses and lodges that provide basic yet comfortable facilities. These accommodations typically offer twin-sharing rooms with clean beds and blankets. Some teahouses even have attached bathrooms with hot showers, while others have shared facilities. The accommodation options along the Annapurna base camp trek route ensure that trekkers have a cozy and convenient place to rest and recharge before continuing their journey.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Permits

To go on the trek to Annapurna base camp, you need to get certain permits. These permits required for the trek to ABC are essential and must be carried with you throughout the journey. The first permit is the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP), which helps preserve the natural beauty of the region. The second permit is the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card, which ensures your safety and provides valuable information. It is important to obtain these permits from the respective authorities before starting your trek to Annapurna base camp.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking:Travel Insurance

Annapurna base camp trek travel insurance is important for ensuring a safe and secure journey. This insurance covers various aspects like medical emergencies, trip cancellations, and lost baggage. If you fall ill or get injured during the trek, the insurance will cover your medical expenses and evacuation costs.

In the event that your trip is canceled due to unforeseen circumstances, such as natural disasters or personal emergencies, the insurance will reimburse your prepaid expenses. Additionally, if your luggage goes missing or gets damaged, the insurance will provide compensation. Having Annapurna Trek travel insurance gives you peace of mind and allows you to fully enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas without worrying.

Annapurna Base Camp trek travel and safety tips

Here are lists of travel and safety tips for trekking to ABC:

  • Plan your trip during the best season, which is typically from March to May and September to November, to avoid extreme weather conditions.
  • Obtain the necessary permits, such as the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card.
  • Hire an experienced guide or join a reputable trekking agency for assistance and safety.
  • Pack appropriate clothing and gear, including sturdy hiking boots, warm layers, rain gear, a good backpack, a sleeping bag, and a first aid kit.
  • Stay hydrated and bring water purification tablets or a water filter to ensure a safe water supply.
  • Take your time to acclimatize to the altitude to prevent altitude sickness. Gradually ascend and allow for rest days during the trek.
  • Follow a proper diet and consume plenty of carbohydrates for energy during the trek.
  • Be cautious of the signs of altitude sickness, such as headaches, dizziness, nausea, and fatigue. If symptoms worsen, descend to a lower altitude and seek medical assistance if necessary.
  • Stay on the designated trails and follow the instructions of your guide or local authorities.
  • Inform your family or friends about your trekking itinerary and keep them updated regularly.
  • Respect the local culture and customs. Dress modestly and be mindful of local traditions and beliefs.
  • Be prepared for changing weather conditions and carry appropriate gear for protection against cold, rain, and strong sunlight.
  • Keep emergency contact numbers and the location of the nearest medical facilities handy.
  • Maintain good hygiene practices, including proper waste disposal and using eco-friendly products.
  • Stay updated on weather forecasts and potential hazards in the area. Adjust your plans accordingly to ensure your safety.
  • Listen to your body and don't push yourself beyond your physical capabilities. Take breaks when needed and rest adequately.
  • Enjoy the breathtaking scenery and the unique culture of the Annapurna region while being mindful of your safety and the preservation of the environment.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Packing list

This Equipment and packing checklist is an instruction to help you pack for your trek. The weight limit for your baggage is 33 pounds, or 15 kg. Keep in mind that while your porter will carry your equipment, you must carry your personal backpack (containing your valuables and important items) on your own. We additionally recommend that you pack only the necessary stuff. Here are some important pieces of equipment listed below for your packing guidelines:

Important documents and equipment

  • Valid international ID (passport), 2 additional passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily got at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for buying Nepalese visa at Kathmandu air terminal, for paying for restaurants and lodgings, for tips, snacks, and to buy your own beverages and gifts
  • MasterCard, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing cash from ATM (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, and so forth

Travel Permits

While trekking in the Annapurna Region, you will require the following permits:

  •  (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) ACAP - 30 USD and
  •  (Tourism Information Management System) TIMS Card - 10 USD

Accessories and Clothing

For Head

  • Scarf or headscarf, likewise helpful for dusty conditions
  • Warm cap that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Headlamp with additional batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (whenever required)

For Body

  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket
  • 1 pair of lightweight poly-liner, wool gloves
  • 1 pair of Hiking shorts, trousers
  • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
  • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric
  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 1 pair of hiking boots
  • 1 pair of running shoes and/or sandals
  • Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version

Backpack And Travel Bags

  • 1 medium backpack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches can be utilized for a plane carryon)
  • 1 large duffel bag
  • Little locks for duffel-kit bags

Medical Pack

  • Small, individual medical aid pack
  • Headache medicine, emergency treatment tape
  • Cold or cough medicine
  • Altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetazolamide
  • Water purification tablets or the water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs
Frequently Asked Questions
  • Q1. How long does it take to complete the Annapurna base camp trek in 10 days?

    Annapurna base camp trek typically takes around 10 days to complete.

  • Trekking to Annapurna base camp can be moderately challenging due to the rugged mountain terrain.

  • No. Just at Pokhara previously/after Trek.

  • The spring season (March to May) and autumn season (September to November) are generally considered the best time for ABC trekking due to the pleasant weather, clear skies, and optimal trekking conditions. 

  • The highest point on the Annapurna trek is Annapurna base camp itself, which is situated at an altitude of 4,130 meters (13,550 feet).

  • Permits required for the trek to Annapurna base camp include the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card.

  • Yes, it is necessary to hire a guide for the Annapurna base camp trekking, especially for those without prior trekking experience.

  • Accommodation during the trek ranges from basic teahouses to more comfortable lodges, providing necessary amenities such as beds, blankets, and meals.

  • The average cost of the Annapurna base camp trek can vary depending on factors such as the season,duration, and personal expenses. On average, it can range from $800 to $1500.

  • Altitude sickness risks are present during the Annapurna trekking. It is important to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and be aware of the symptoms to prevent or manage altitude sickness.

  • The distance hiked each day on the Annapurna base camp trek varies but is typically around 10 to 15 kilometers (6 to 9 miles) per day.

  • The Annapurna base camp trek offers breathtaking views of the Annapurna mountain range, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) peak, lush forests, and diverse landscapes. The trek also includes visits to charming villages like Chhomrong and encounters with local culture.

  • While prior hiking experience is beneficial, it is possible to do the Annapurna base camp trek without any prior experience. However, it is important to be physically fit and mentally prepared for the challenges of the trek.

  • There are no specific age restrictions for the Annapurna base camp trek. However, it is important to consult with a doctor and assess personal fitness levels before undertaking the trek, especially for older individuals or those with pre-existing health conditions.

  • In case of emergencies during the Annapurna base camp trek, helicopter evacuation services are available. It is essential to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuations. 

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