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Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 12 Days

Good to Know
  • Duration 12 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Trip Destination Annapurna Region of Nepal
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Max. Altitude 4,130 m
  • Trip Type Teahouse Trekking
  • Transport By Vehicle
  • Accommodation Teahouses

Highlights

Nepal has many trekking trails famous for their exhilarating sense of adventure. Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek is Nepal's most popular and legendary trek that offers everything an adventurer can dream up. Here are the highlights of the Kathmandu to Annapurna Base Camp Trek:

  • A breathtaking sunrise over the Annapurna mountains from Poon Hill
  • Witness panoramic vistas of Annapurna massif, Machapuchare (Fishtail), Hiunchuli, and surrounding peaks.
  • Experience the unique culture and hospitality of Gurung, Magar, and Thakali ethnic communities in traditional Nepalese villages
  • Enjoy stunning views of the sacred Machapuchare peak en route to Annapurna Base Camp.
  • Encounter diverse flora and fauna, including rare species like snow leopards and Himalayan thars.
  • Enjoy delicious meals and welcoming hospitality while staying in teahouses and lodges run by locals.
  • Walk through diverse terrains, including lush forests, terraced fields, rhododendron forests, and alpine meadows

Annapurna Base Camp is one of the best trekking trails with a beautiful natural environment, various panoramic Himalayan ranges, cultures, festivals, and different old heritage, leading towards 4,130 meters (13,549 feet) altitude. The Annapurna trekking region in Nepal has been recognized as a paradise and is the most popular area, offering a dramatic experience for trekkers worldwide.

Our Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Kathmandu is a popular high-altitude trek to the Base Camp of Annapurna. It is a 12-day trek that starts and ends in Kathmandu and takes you through the wholesome Annapurna region. Being a low-altitude seated base camp on an 8000-meter-tall mountain, Annapurna-I, stepping here introduces you to the heaven of awe-striking mountains. 

During our Annapurna Base Camp 12 Trek, we’ll hike to famous places in Annapurna Sanctuary. The trekking trail passes through Ghandruk, Ghorepani, and Poon Hill, which are the most beautiful villages with traditional stone-built houses. We’ll hike through the stone-paved alleys of all these villages. Moreover, we'll also trek to fantastic vantage points to experience the mesmerizing sunrise.

After exploring the beautiful villages and landscapes of the Annapurna Conservation Area, we'll hike to Chhomrong from Tadapani. From Chhomrong, we'll trek for several days to reach Annapurna Base Camp. For many, the sole reason to trek to Annapurna Base Camp is to view the beautiful mountain scenery upfront. The highest, Annapurna I, sits a few kilometers from the base camp. Moreover, the 360-degree panorama of beautiful mountains leaves you in awe.

We've tailored this Annapurna Trek from Kathmandu itinerary to ensure a seamless and hassle-free experience for all trekkers commencing their journey from Kathmandu. We go above and beyond by not only arranging transportation from Kathmandu but also pre-arranging all essential amenities to ensure your journey is smooth and comfortable. From food and accommodation to permits, transportation, and hotel transfers, we've got you covered. Our team includes expert and experienced guides and porters who have been in the field for years, ensuring 100% success and client satisfaction.

Major Attractions

These are a few of the main highlights of embarking on this trek. We prioritize your safety while delivering an unforgettable experience.

  • Offers spectacular views of the Himalayan landscape.
  • Surround yourself with 360° incredible mountain peaks.
  • Opportunity to witness different species in their natural habitat.
  • Encounter diverse ethnic communities such as the Gurungs, Magars, and Thakalis. 
  • A boat ride at Phewa Tal with views of snow-capped mountains.
  • The world's largest rhododendron forest is in Ghorepani.
  • Natural hot springs at Jhinu Danda.
  • Witness magical sunrise views over the Annapurna range from Poon Hill.

Route

The Annapurna Base Camp trek provides an incredible adventure across the breathtaking landscapes of the Himalayas. Starting from Nayapul, just a quick drive away from Pokhara, hikers delve into the heart of the Annapurna region. The path passes through delightful villages such as Ghandruk and Chhomrong, allowing trekkers to fully embrace the local culture and warm hospitality.

As you ascend through the vibrant rhododendron forests and terraced fields, you'll be treated to stunning views at every step. Along the journey, make sure to visit Ghorepani, famous for its awe-inspiring sunrise vistas from Poon Hill, and Machhapuchhre Base Camp, where you can catch glimpses of the majestic Fishtail Mountain.

Continuing along the trail, trekkers follow the Modi Khola Valley, surrounded by majestic peaks, until they finally arrive at the breathtaking Annapurna Base Camp. Situated at an elevation exceeding 4,000 meters, adventurers are treated to magnificent views of Annapurna I, Machhapuchhre, and neighboring peaks, making it a truly memorable journey.

Once trekkers have marveled at the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas and captured numerous memories, they make their way back to Nayapul, retracing their path along the stunning route in reverse. The adventure ends with a feeling of satisfaction and a profound gratitude for the magnificent natural marvels of the Annapurna region, creating memories that will endure forever

Best season to do 12 Annapurna Trek from Kathmandu

The best time to do the Annapurna base camp 12-day trek is in spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November).  From March to May, the spring season offers the perfect opportunity for the trek to Annapurna Base Camp. This time of year is particularly favorable for trekking due to the pleasant weather conditions, with clear skies and cool temperatures. The vibrant rhododendron forests add a burst of color to the picturesque landscape, creating a truly mesmerizing experience. Moreover, this is the prime time to witness the awe-inspiring views of peaks like Machapuchare and Annapurna I.

During the fall season, which spans from September to November, you can also enjoy the best time to visit. The weather is delightful, with clear skies that offer a breathtaking view of the magnificent mountains. With cool temperatures and dry conditions, trekking through the varied terrain becomes more manageable. Moreover, you'll find fewer crowds on the trails compared to the spring season, allowing for a tranquil trekking experience.

ABC trekking is usually recommended to be done during the spring season (March to May) or the autumn season (September to November). These seasons offer delightful weather, clear skies, and ideal trekking conditions, making them the best times to embark on this adventure.

Booking ABC Trek with Us

  • Simple reservation and booking process
  • Free cancellation service if informed 90 days before the trek
  • Upon booking confirmation, a brief travel briefing will be held after your arrival 
  • Simple payment method 
  • 24/7 communication by contacting: +977 9851017030 (Binod Sapkota)
  • Highly expert and experienced team 
  • Customization provided for your 12-day trek to Annapurna Base Camp according to your requested

Itinerary

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    When you arrive in Kathmandu, we will be eagerly waiting for you. Our team will meet you at the airport and make sure your transition from the flight to the hotel is seamless. We will warmly welcome you and take care of every detail. Our experienced team will assist you with your luggage and transportation, providing all the necessary information for a comfortable stay in Kathmandu. Just sit back, relax, and let us handle everything as we accompany you to your hotel. Take this time to unwind and get ready for the thrilling adventure that awaits you.

      Enjoy a tasty breakfast at your hotel before we set off for Pokhara on the first day of our trip. Prepare for a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara bright and early. The distance is about 200 kilometers, and it usually takes 6-7 hours by tourist bus, depending on traffic and road conditions. There are multiple ways to get around, such as tourist buses, private cars, or taxis. Tourist buses are a great option since they are budget-friendly and provide a comfortable ride. On the other hand, private cars or taxis offer more flexibility but can be a bit pricier.
       
      Leave enough time to take in the beautiful scenery as you travel to Pokhara. You'll be treated to amazing sights like terraced fields, dense forests, and the majestic Himalayan mountains in the background. Along the way, we will stop at a charming local restaurant for lunch, where you can savor the delightful flavors of Nepali cuisine and take a well-deserved break before resuming your journey. Malekhu, renowned for its mouthwatering fish dishes, is a popular choice for a satisfying meal.
       
      Pokhara: The serene allure of Phewa Lake and the lush hills that surround it will greet you when you arrive in Pokhara. Lakeside offers a variety of shops, bars, and restaurants for you to explore and enjoy.
       
      You can choose from a wide range of accommodations in Pokhara, from affordable guesthouses to high-end resorts, all situated conveniently with stunning views of the lake and the Annapurna range.
      • Total driving hours: 7 to 8 hours (From Kathmandu to Pokhara)
      • Accommodation: 3 star Hotel in Pokhara ( twin sharing)
      • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

        During the third day of the ABC trek, you have two phases: driving to Nayapul or trekking directly to Tikhedhunga. Let me give you details about both phases.

        Phase 1: Trek to Nayapul
        Nayapul, a beautiful village situated at an altitude of approximately 1,070 meters (3,510 feet), serves as the initial point for the Annapurna base camp trek for travelers who opt to drive. Here's a glimpse of what you might experience if you select this route:

        Starting from Pokhara, The adventure begins with a scenic drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, which usually takes around 1.5 to 2 hours, depending on road conditions and traffic. The drive from Pokhara to Nayapul provides stunning sights of the rural landscape, flowing rivers, and stepped fields. You'll also pass by a few quaint villages during the trip. Once you arrive at Nayapul, it is important to go to the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) checkpoint and verify your permits. It is crucial to have all the required permits in hand before you begin your trek.

        Covering a distance of about 7-8 kilometers, the journey typically lasts 4-5 hours, depending on how fast you go and how often you take breaks. The trek from Nayapul to Tikhedhunga offers a mostly easy path with a few slight inclines. The trail from Nayapul to Tikhedhunga is relatively gentle and follows the banks of the Modi Khola (river). As you walk, you'll see villagers carrying out their daily routines and mule trains delivering supplies to far-off mountain communities.

        Phase 2: Trek directly to Tikhedhunga
        Instead, you have the option to begin your trek from Nayapul and head straight to Tikhedhunga without taking a drive. This choice is perfect for those who want to fully immerse themselves in the trekking experience right from the start.

        If you decide on this choice, you'll have to figure out how to get from Pokhara to Nayapul, which is a shorter distance compared to driving to Nayapul. You will begin your trek from Nayapul and head towards Tikhedhunga, taking the same trail as mentioned before. The distance and time for the trek remain the same, just as mentioned earlier.

        The trail provides stunning vistas of the hills and valleys nearby, while the calm sound of the river will be your constant companion during the journey.  As you walk through the area, you'll come across clearly defined paths that lead you through terraced fields, vibrant forests, and quaint villages where Gurung and Magar communities reside. Once you've completed several hours of trekking, you'll arrive at Tikhedhunga, a charming little village nestled in the mountains. In this picturesque village, you'll find cozy teahouses and lodges that provide trekkers with comfortable accommodations. After a long day of trekking, you'll have the opportunity to rest and recharge in Tikhedhunga, preparing yourself for the next day's adventure into the breathtaking Annapurna region.

        • Drive Distance: 2 hours
        • Trekking Distance: 9.2 kilometers / 5.7 miles ( Nayapul to Tikhedhunga)
        • Trek Duration: 4 - 5 hours
        • Highest Altitude: 1480 meters
        • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
        • Accommodation: Tea house ( twin sharing

          Get ready for an incredible adventure on Day 4! You'll start your day early and embark on a breathtaking trek from Tikhedhunga (1,570m) to the enchanting village of Ghorepani (2,840m). As you make your way through lush forests and traditional villages, you'll be treated to stunning views and a glimpse into the local life and culture. Take advantage of this amazing opportunity to make the most of your day.

          The journey begins with a trek from Tikhedhunga (1,570m) to Ulleri (1,960m), where adventurers will face the famous Ulleri Stairs. These stairs provide a challenging climb, but the reward is worth it as trekkers are treated to breathtaking scenery. Moving on from Ulleri, you will pass through dense rhododendron forests on their way to Banthanti (2,250m). Trekkers traverse through dense rhododendron forests, especially vibrant during the spring season, adding bursts of color to the landscape.

          The path then takes trekkers uphill to Nangethanti (2,460m), where they can take a well-deserved break and refuel at nearby teahouses. Finally, the trek concludes at Ghorepani (2,840m), a picturesque village perched on a ridge. From here, you can enjoy stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, as well as experience the warm hospitality and captivating sunsets that make Ghorepani a truly memorable stop for all adventurers.

          • Trekking Distance: 12.9 kilometers / 8 miles (Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani)
          • Trek Duration: 6 - 7 hours
          • Highest Altitude:2,840 meters ( Ghorepani)
          • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
          • Accommodation: Tea house ( twin sharing)

            On the fifth day of your journey to Annapurna base camp, you will hike from Ghorepani to Tadapani via Poon Hill. This day is famous for its stunning sunrise view from Poon Hill, offering a magnificent panoramic sight of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.

            Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3,210 meters / 10,531 feet): Get ready for an amazing adventure on Day 4! Kickstart your morning with an invigorating hike from Ghorepani to Poon Hill, located at an impressive altitude of 3,210 meters (10,531 feet). This trek is one of the highlights of the Annapurna region and promises an unforgettable experience. As you ascend, be prepared to witness a mesmerizing sunrise over the majestic Himalayas.

            The sky will be painted with vibrant shades of orange and pink, illuminating the towering peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The panoramic view from Poon Hill is breathtaking and worth the early start. After immersing yourself in this awe-inspiring sight and capturing unforgettable memories, you'll descend back to Ghorepani for a delicious and energizing breakfast, ensuring you're ready for the adventures that lie ahead.

            Poon Hill to Tadapani (2,630 meters / 8,628 feet): After enjoying a delicious breakfast, the adventure continues towards Tadapani, located at an elevation of 2,630 meters (8,628 feet). Along the way, you will be enchanted by the enchanting rhododendron forests and breathtaking landscapes. The trail winds through lush greenery, occasionally revealing majestic snow-capped peaks that tower above the canopy of trees.

            As you make your way to Tadapani, be prepared to be mesmerized by the awe-inspiring views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. This picturesque scenery provides plenty of opportunities for capturing stunning photographs and moments of peaceful reflection. Tadapani itself is a peaceful village nestled amidst the mountains, offering a serene atmosphere and the perfect setting to unwind after a day of trekking.

            Once you arrive at Tadapani, you can settle into your teahouse or lodge for the night. Take this time to unwind and soak in the peaceful atmosphere of the Himalayas, with majestic peaks and verdant forests all around you.

            • Trekking Distance:1.5 km / 0.9 miles ( Ghorepani to PoonHill) and 10.7km ( PoonHill to Tadapani)
            • Trek Duration: 7 - 8 hours
            • Highest Altitude:2,6300 meters ( Tadapani)
            • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
            • Accommodation: Tea house ( twin sharing)

              On the sixth day of your trek, we will proceed with your adventure from Tadapani. You have the option to either head towards Chhomrong or Sinuwa, depending on your preference.

              On your trek to Sinuwa, you'll come across a smaller and quieter village located at an altitude of approximately 2,340 meters (7,677 feet). The path from Tadapani to Sinuwa also provides breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre peaks, accompanied by lush forests and beautiful waterfalls along the way. Sinuwa is a peaceful village located in the foothills of the Himalayas, offering a calm and peaceful environment away from the busy and crowded larger villages. In this village, you'll find a few teahouses and lodges that provide basic accommodation facilities. Sinuwa is a perfect place to relax and appreciate the tranquility of the mountains, surrounded by untouched nature and stunning landscapes.

              Sinuwa is a great place to take a break while trekking in the Annapurna region. You'll be amazed by the stunning scenery and warm welcome of these villages.

              • Trekking Distance:10 km/6.2 miles ( Tadapani to Sinuwa)
              • Trek Duration: 6 - 7 hours
              • Highest Altitude:2,340 meters ( Sinuwa)
              • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
              • Accommodation: Tea house ( twin sharing)

                On the seventh day of your trek, you will proceed from Sinuwa towards Deurali, depending on your planned route and how fast you are going. Deurali is a crucial point along the path to the Annapurna Base Camp, where you can take a break, recharge, and enjoy the stunning views of the Himalayas.

                Trek to Deurali, a charming village located in the Himalayan heart. The trail from Sinuwa to Deurali showcases breathtaking vistas of the neighboring peaks, including Machhapuchhre and Hiunchuli. As you ascend, you will traverse through verdant forests and alpine meadows, with the majestic cliffs of the Annapurna Sanctuary in the backdrop. Positioned at around 3,230 meters (10,597 feet) above sea level, Deurali serves as a crucial rest stop for hikers before they proceed towards Annapurna Base Camp.

                Deurali provides simple lodging options, such as teahouses and lodges for trekkers to relax and recharge. No matter which one you pick, you'll be treated to breathtaking natural scenery and magnificent mountain views, ensuring that Day 6 of your trek is a memorable one in the heart of the Annapurna region.

                • Trekking Distance:14 km/8.6 miles ( Sinuwa to Deurali)
                • Trek Duration: 6 - 7 hours
                • Highest Altitude:3,200 meters ( Deurali)
                • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
                • Accommodation: Tea house ( twin sharing)

                  On Day 8 of your trek, as you make your way from Deurali to the famous Annapurna Base Camp (ABC),. This part of the journey showcases breathtaking views of the Annapurna region.
                  As you make your way from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp, you'll find yourself ascending higher into the Annapurna Sanctuary, surrounded by imposing peaks and breathtaking alpine landscapes. The journey from Deurali to Annapurna base camp covers a distance of about 4.5 kilometers (2.8 miles) and typically requires 3 to 4 hours to finish. You will be strolling along a trail that gradually climbs through the stunning Modi Khola Valley, encircled by vibrant bamboo and rhododendron forests. The trail winds through rugged terrain, offering occasional glimpses of cascading waterfalls and lush greenery.

                  Upon reaching ABC, get ready to be captivated by the awe-inspiring views of some of the world's tallest peaks, such as Annapurna I, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and other neighboring summits. The grandeur of these majestic giants set against the backdrop of the clear blue sky is a truly remarkable sight that will leave you amazed by the sheer power and beauty of the Himalayas.

                  Once you arrive at 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). Take a moment to absorb the sweeping mountain vistas and bask in the feeling of accomplishment that comes with reaching this iconic destination. The amphitheater-like setting of ABC, surrounded by towering peaks on all sides, creates a magical ambiance that is truly unparalleled.

                  Spend the night at Annapurna Base Camp, beneath a blanket of stars and surrounded by tall mountains. This extraordinary experience of sleeping in the shadow of some of the world's highest peaks is bound to be a standout moment of your trekking journey in the Annapurna region. Embrace the tranquillity of the mountain night and revel in the sense of serenity that comes with being so close to nature at its most magnificent.

                  • Trekking Distance:7.7 kilometers / 4.7 miles ( Deural to ABC)
                  • Trek Duration: 4 - 5 hours
                  • Highest Altitude:4,130 meters ( ABC)
                  • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
                  • Accommodation: Tea house ( twin sharing)
                     

                    On the ninth day of your trek, you will walk back from ABC  to Bamboo. Take this chance to look back on the amazing adventures and stunning views you have enjoyed in the Annapurna Sanctuary.

                    As you start your descent from ABC, get ready to be amazed by the breathtaking sights of the mountains and glaciers that surround you once more. The trail will take you through a variety of landscapes, from rugged terrain to picturesque alpine meadows and lush forests. Along the way, you'll have plenty of chances to soak in the awe-inspiring beauty of the region.

                    After arriving at Bamboo, you will be able to settle into your teahouse or lodge for a peaceful night's stay. In the tranquil setting of the Himalayan wilderness, take some time to reflect on the thrilling experiences of the previous days and enjoy a much-needed rest. The next day, your journey will continue as you head back towards Jhinu Danda.

                    • Trekking Distance:14km / 8.6miles ( ABC to Bambo)
                    • Trek Duration: 5 - 6 hours
                    • Highest Altitude:2,310 meters ( Bambo)
                    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
                    • Accommodation: Tea house ( twin sharing)

                      On the tenth day of your trek, you'll make your way from Bamboo to the delightful village of Jhinu Danda. The journey is more relaxed compared to previous days, allowing you to take in the stunning beauty of the Annapurna region at a leisurely pace.

                      As you hike towards Jhinu Danda, you'll pass through forests and terraced fields alongside the Modi Khola River. The scenic views of hills, valleys, and traditional villages along the way will surely captivate you.

                      Upon arrival in Jhinu Danda, don't miss the chance to unwind in the natural hot springs near the village. These hot springs, powered by geothermal energy, provide a soothing experience for your tired muscles. Take a moment to soak up the warm waters and appreciate the peaceful surroundings.

                      After your time in the hot springs, settle into your teahouse or lodge in Jhinu Danda for a restful overnight stay. Surrounded by the majestic Himalayan foothills, this village offers a serene and picturesque atmosphere, perfect for rejuvenation before you head back to Pokhara the next day.

                      • Trekking Distance:11.7 km/ 7.3 miles ( Bambo to Jhinu Danda)
                      • Trek Duration: 5 - 6 hours
                      • Highest Altitude:2,310 meters ( Bambo)
                      • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
                      • Accommodation: Tea house ( twin sharing)

                        On the 11th day of your trek, you will embark on a journey from Jhinu Danda to Nayapul and Nayapul to Pokhara, which will mark the final stretch of your trekking adventure in the Annapurna region.

                        As you leave Jhinu Danda, the trail gradually descends, leading you back towards Nayapul. Along the way, you will pass through enchanting villages, terraced fields, and lush forests, immersing yourself in the tranquil beauty of the Himalayan foothills.

                        Once you reach Nayapul, your trekking journey will come to an end, Bid farewell to the majestic mountains as you prepare for the drive back to Pokhara. The drive from Nayapul to Pokhara typically takes around 1.5 to 2 hours, offering picturesque views of the countryside and surrounding landscapes.

                        Upon arrival in Pokhara, you will check into your hotel and have the remainder of the day to relax and unwind. After a rewarding day of trekking, you can enjoy a peaceful overnight stay in Pokhara, cherishing the memories and experiences of your trek to the ABC.

                        • Drive Duration: 2 hours
                        • Drive Distance: 45.4 kilometers / 28.2 miles ( Nayapul to Pokhara)
                        • Trek Duration: 4 - 5 hours (Jhinu Danda to Nayapul)
                        • Trek Distance: 12 to 14 kilometers
                        • Highest Altitude: 827 meters /2,713 feet ( Pokhara)
                        • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
                        • Accommodation: Hotel ( twin sharing)

                          On Day 12, it's time to say goodbye to Pokhara and head back to Kathmandu. You'll hop on a tourist bus that will take you on a 6-7-hour journey through the beautiful landscapes of rural Nepal. As you travel along winding mountain roads and lush valleys, you'll have one last chance to soak in the breathtaking views. 

                          During the journey, there will be designated rest stops where you can take a break, stretch your legs, and even grab a snack. It's also an opportunity to pick up some souvenirs to remember your incredible trekking adventure in Nepal. 

                          The capital city's bustling streets and atmosphere will welcome you as you get closer to Kathmandu. Depending on traffic and road conditions, you can expect to arrive in Kathmandu in the late afternoon or evening. 

                          Once you reach Kathmandu, the bus will drop you off at your hotel or the assigned drop-off point, officially marking the end of your trek. Take some time to unpack, relax, and reflect on the amazing experiences and memories you've made in the Himalayas.

                          • Drive Duration: 7 - 8 hours
                          • Drive Distance: 200 kilometers ( Pokhara to Kathmandu)
                          • Highest Altitude:1400 m ( Kathmandu)
                          • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
                          • Accommodation: Hotel ( twin sharing)

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

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                          What's Included

                          Domestic and International Airport Pickup and Drop-Off Services

                          • International Arrival Pickup
                          • International Dropoff on your Final Departure Day

                          Accommodations

                          • 1 Night in Kathmandu 
                          • 2 Nights in Pokhara Hotel (Twin Sharing, BB Plan)
                          • 9 Nights in Local Tea Houses (Twin Sharing Basis)

                          Foods

                          • 11 Breakfasts: Local and Continental Choices from Tea House Menu
                          • 10 Lunch: Simple and Light Lunch in Lunch Camp Tea Houses
                          • 10 Dinner: Veg and Non-Veg Meals of your Choice Domestic and Continental Foods from the Local Tea House Menu
                          • 1 Farewell Dinner by NTA

                          Trekking Permits

                          • Local government entry permit
                          • Annapurna Conversation Area Project Permits (ACAP)
                          • Trekkers' Information Management Systems Card (TIMS)

                          Private Transportation

                          • Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus
                          • Pokhara to Nayapul by Jeep
                          • Nayapul to Pokhara by Jeep
                          • Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus

                          Guide/Porter Services

                          • English-speaking government-licensed guide (Minimum 10 Years Experience)
                          • All Meals for the guide or porter
                          • Insurances for Guide & Porter
                          • Well-Paid Salary as Per Government Rates
                          • Local Sherpa for carrying luggage (Up to 20 KGs Max)
                          • First-Aid Kit Box carried by our team
                          • Trekking porter: 1 porter shared by two guests.

                          What's Excluded

                          • Nepal Entry Visa Fees
                          • International flight tickets to Nepal & return
                          • Any kind of drinks (tea, coffee, water, hot water, etc) and bar bills (alcoholic beverages)
                          • Hot shower, WIFI, and 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 is compulsory to take an adventure trip and it must cover both medical & emergency evacuations with a minimum value of USD 100,000.
                          Add-Ons & Options

                          Kathmandu to Pokhara Flight (USD 106 per person)

                          You can choose a quick and scenic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara for USD 106 per person, making your journey efficient and enjoyable before the trek.

                          Pokhara to Kathmandu Flight (USD 106 per person)

                          Similarly, you can return to Kathmandu from Pokhara with a USD 106 per person flight, offering a swift and picturesque way back.

                          Private Porter Service: Single Supplement (USD 100 per person)

                          Enhance your trekking experience by hiring a private porter for USD 100 per person, ensuring your comfort as they assist with carrying your belongings along the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. This add-on service is best for the single traveller; however, trekkers in groups can also hire their own private porter.

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                          1 pax
                          US$1450
                          2 - 3 pax
                          US$1150
                          4 - 15 pax
                          US$1050
                          1 Travelers x US $1450TotalUS $1450(No additional taxes or booking fees)

                          Difficulty of Trekking to ABC from Kathmandu 

                          The Annapurna Base Camp trek presents a moderate level of difficulty, making it suitable for both beginners and experienced trekkers. The journey spans approximately 12 days and takes you through a variety of landscapes, including lush forests, terraced farmlands, and challenging mountain terrain. Although there are some steep sections and altitude gains during the ascent, acclimatization days and a gradual climb help alleviate altitude-related difficulties. This trek offers adventurers stunning views of the Annapurna massif, Machapuchare (Fishtail), and neighboring peaks, as well as opportunities to immerse in local culture and experience the warm hospitality of villages along the route. While being physically fit and having basic trekking experience are advantageous, most individuals can complete the Annapurna Base Camp trek with proper preparation and determination.

                          Accommodations 

                          During the Annapurna trek, accommodation arrangements typically include three nights in a hotel in Pokhara on a twin-sharing basis with a bed and breakfast (BB) plan. This allows trekkers to rest and prepare before and after their mountain adventure. Once on the trekking trail, accommodation primarily consists of staying in local teahouses for nine nights, also on a twin-sharing basis. These teahouses offer basic yet comfortable lodging, often featuring cozy rooms with twin beds and shared bathroom facilities. While amenities may be simple, the warmth of hospitality from local hosts and the camaraderie among fellow trekkers create a memorable and authentic experience amidst the breathtaking landscapes of the Annapurna region.

                          Trekking Permits 

                          Before heading on the Annapurna trek, trekkers need to obtain several permits to trek with local regulations and support conservation efforts. These permits include the Local Government Entry Permit, which is required for entry into the Annapurna region. Additionally, trekkers must acquire the Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permits (ACAP), which contribute to the preservation of the region's natural and cultural heritage. These permits are crucial for access to the protected areas within the Annapurna Conservation Area. Furthermore, trekkers need to obtain the Trekkers' Information Management Systems Card (TIMS), which helps monitor and ensure the safety of trekkers by providing information to authorities about their whereabouts along the trail. These permits and cards are essential not only for regulatory compliance but also for supporting sustainable tourism practices and preserving the beauty of the Annapurna region for future generations to enjoy.

                          Food 

                          Throughout the Annapurna trek, trekkers can expect a variety of local and continental breakfast, lunch, and dinner options available on the teahouse menus. For breakfast, choices may include traditional Nepali dishes like dal bhat or Tibetan bread, alongside continental options such as pancakes or omelets. Lunch offerings often feature soups, sandwiches, or noodle dishes like thukpa, complemented by salads or fruit. As the day winds down, teahouses offer a diverse selection of dinner choices, ranging from local specialties like momos (dumplings) to thali (a platter with rice, curry, and accompaniments). Vegetarian and non-vegetarian options are usually available, catering to various dietary preferences. Trekkers can enjoy these meals while soaking in the stunning mountain vistas, savoring both the flavors of Nepal and familiar tastes from home amidst the tranquil ambiance of the Himalayan teahouses.

                          Travel Insurance For Annapurna Trek from Kathmandu

                          On the Annapurna Trek from Kathmandu, it's crucial for travelers to get travel insurance for peace of mind and financial security during the journey. Insurance for trekking in Nepal usually includes coverage for medical emergencies, evacuation, trip cancellation, lost baggage, and personal liability. It's important to carefully check the details of the coverage and choose a policy that fits the trek's needs and duration. With the unpredictable nature of outdoor adventures, having reliable travel insurance offers valuable reassurance, allowing trekkers to fully enjoy the stunning landscapes of the Annapurna region while being well-protected against unexpected situations.

                          Packing List

                          Clothing:

                          • Fleece or down jacket
                          • Waterproof and windproof jackets and pants
                          • Trekking pants (convertible pants are convenient)
                          • Trekking shorts
                          • Thermal underwear (especially for colder months)
                          • Lightweight, quick-drying t-shirts
                          • warm hat or beanie
                          • Gloves or mittens
                          • Hiking socks 
                          • Waterproof hiking boots
                          • Camp shoes or sandals for resting your feet at the end of the day

                          Gear:

                          • Backpack 
                          • Sleeping bag
                          • Sleeping pad or mattress for comfort
                          • Headlamp or flashlight with spare batteries
                          • Sunglasses with UV protection
                          • Sun hat or cap
                          • Buff or scarf for protecting your face and neck from dust and sun
                          • Water bottles or hydration systems 
                          • Trekking map and guidebook
                          • Personal identification, permits, and relevant documents
                          • Cash (local currency) for purchases along the way

                          Toiletries and personal hygiene:

                          • Biodegradable soap
                          • Toothbrush and toothpaste
                          • Quick-dry towel
                          • Hand sanitizer or wet wipes
                          • Toilet paper and a small trowel for digging cat holes
                          • Sunscreen (high SPF) and lip balm with SPF
                          • Personal medications and first aid kit 

                          Before finalizing your packing, consider the season and weather conditions during your trek and any specific requirements or recommendations from us or guide. It's essential to strike a balance between having everything you need and keeping your pack weight manageable for long days of hiking.

                          Why travel with Nepal Trek Adventure?

                          Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition is one of the best local travel companies based in Kathmandu with leading adventures.

                          • Expert Guides
                            Expert Guides

                            Our experienced guides have extensive knowledge of the local area and culture, ensuring a safe and authentic adventure.

                          • Top-notch Customer Service
                            Top-notch Customer Service

                            Our team is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service, from personalized trip planning to attentive support throughout your journey.

                          • Flexibility
                            Flexibility

                            We understand that travel plans can change, which is why we offer flexible itineraries and customizable tours to meet your specific needs and preferences.

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                            Unmatched Value

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