Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a mix of tremendous mountain views, conventional mountain town life with cute villages, and thick rhododendron and bamboo forests, and various biological systems. Starting in the pretty lakeside town of Pokhara, we head to Tikkhedunga, then to Ghorepani. The trail passes through rich woods and farmland to remote canyons below the stunning Hiunchuli and Machhapuchare (Fishtail Mountain). This trek will let you experience the Gurung and Magar Nepali cultures and their warm, inviting societies. You will see locals living their typical mountain lives which Buddhism and Hinduism directly impact. This trek is also known as Annapurna Sanctuary Trek
What to Expect
On the trek to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC), numerous types of birds and animals can be seen, joyfully living in the forests and jungles. While you trek, you can appreciate amazing panoramic views of the snow-topped mountains of the Annapurna Range. Our first goal with this trip is to reach Annapurna Base Camp, where we will be enamored by the surrounding 26,500 foot (8,000 meters) peaks. You will become mystified by the mountains, the tiny villages, the welcoming people, and the peace found in nature.
This Annapurna Base Camp visits Poon Hill, which gives unmatched mountain views and countless ideal photograph opportunities. Through the ten-day trip, there are some difficult days in order to achieve a height of 13,500 feet (4130 meters), including rough/steep trails. However, this trek is more than worth the sweat and sore muscles as this are one of the most satisfying Himalayan treks one can complete. Arriving at ABC will give you an overwhelming rush of bliss and adventure incomparable to anything in this world. To finish the trek, we continue down to Pokhara and stop at Jhinu where you can replenish your energy in the amazing natural hot springs.
- Panoramic view of Himalayan Mountains, such as Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Himchuli, Machhpuche, Nilgiri, and more
- A better understanding of nature and Nepali culture, including the Gurung and Magar cultures
- Chance to visit the Jhinu Dada hot spring
- Remarkable sunrise or sunset views from Annapurna Base Camp
- Experiencing rural Nepalese lifestyles by exploring old Gurung villages
Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu 1350m
Day 02Drive to Pokhara 860m (220 km) – 06 hrs.
Day 03 Drive to Nayapul and trek to Hille village(1496m)-04 hrs
Day 04 Trek to Ghorepani 2,840 m – 07 hours.
Day 05 Morning hike to Poon-Hill and trek to Tadapani 2,520m – 05 hrs. .
Day 06 Trek to Sinuwa 2340 m-5 hrs.
Day 07 Trek to Deurali 3230 m-7 hrs
Day 08 Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4, 130m – 04 hrs.
Day 09 Trek to Bamboo 2,050 m – 06 hrs..
Day 10 Trek to Jhinu-Danda 1,700m via Chomrong – 06 hrs. .
Day 11 Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara-8 hrs
Day 12 Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 13 Rest Day in Kathmandu
Day 14 Final departure day
As you land on Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) situated in Kathmandu- Nepal, one of our company member will come to welcome you and pick you from TIA towards Hotel. You will meet your guide and get briefing of your trek. You will have welcome dinner in cultural dance restaurant with company members
After having breakfast we will carry our bag and start our journey towards Pokhara in tourist bus. Pokhara is 220km far from Kathmandu. Pokhara welcomes you with the scenery of Annapurna (8,091m), Machapuchare (6,993m) in the north, Dhaulagiri (8,169m) in the west, Manaslu (8,156m) and Lamjung Himal (6,983) in the east. We will reach Pokhara in 6 hours and check into hotel.
During the journey of pokhara to Kathmandu you will enjoy the view of Trisuli River, Marsyangdi River, mountain, forest and market on the road side. You will have Lunch in well managed hotel on the way.
We will pack our bag after breakfast then start our journey towards Nyapul in private taxi. Nyapul is 40.6 km far from Pokhara. We will reach Nayapul after 1.5 hour.
Nayapul (1070m) is the beginning point of trek. We will start walking along Modi Khola, follow the path through Birethanti (1015m) and enjoy with beautiful scenery of terreced landscape, diversified jungle and rushing Bhurungdi River. After four hours of walk we will reach Hille village (1496m). Then check into our booked tea house and enjoy the hospitality of Gurung culture, traditional food and take rest overnight there.
Today we will head towards Ghorepani (2,840m). After having breakfast in Hille, we will start our walk. Seven hours of walk along uphill with enjoying the view of snowy ranges of Annapurnas, Machhapuchhare, and Hiunchuli took us to Ghorepani.
Ghorepani is wonderful village giving view of Dhaulagiri I, II, III, IV, V, Tukuche, Dhampus, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Barah Sikhar and Machhapuchhre. We will stay in tea house, enjoy the Nepali food and take rest.
We will wake up before 5 o’clock and hike to Poonhill – the Photographer’s paradise to view sunrise. Poonhill is the attraction and popular desination of Annapurna region. The morning sunrise view and rays falling on Himalayan ranges is marvelous. Spectacular view of Mount Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and other 32 ranges of Annapurna region is beyond Explanation. You cannot stop being please towards nature. With capturing the moment in photographs and videos we will return back to Gorepani and have our breakfast.
We will leave Ghorepani and start walking the rhododendron trial towards Deurali (2960). Have our lunch in Banthati and reach Tadapani (2520m) after walking around 5 hours. Tadapani is another beautiful village fascinated with great scenery of mountain peaks and amazing landscape. We will have night stay in Tadapani.
Our walk begins towards Sinuwa (2340m) after having breakfast in Tadapani. We will reach Chmorong village situated on the lap of Annapurna massif, from where we can see Annapurna range and mount Machhepuchre clearly. We will cross valley of Modi Riverand Rhododendron Forest. After 5 hours of walk we will reach Sinuwa. Take rest and enjoy with the beauty of the place and stay there overnight.
Today you should walk longer path than previous day. We will walk towards Deurali after having breakfast. Seven hours of walk enjoying with the scenery of Annapurna region proceed in Deurali. Deurali is wonderful village reflecting Himalayan lifesyle. We will have night stay in Deurali which is the last night before reaching Annapurna base Camp.
The special day of Annapurna base camp trek on which we will reach our destination. We will wake up be fresh and have our breakfast in Deurali then start our walk. After four hours of walk we will reach Annapurna base camp (4130). The marvelous beauty of snowy Annapurna range surrounds you. We will get a 360 degree view from Hiunchuli, past Annapurna South to Annapurna I (8,097m/26,566ft) and Khangsar Kang, , Annapurna III and Machhapuchhare.
A new experience creates life time memory on the mean day. We will stay in teahouse of Annapurna base Camp. Take photographs and capture the moment for immemorial history.
Ninth day is the first day of returning back. We will leave our foot prints on Annapurna base camp and move ahead toward Bamboo after having breakfast. Walking around six hours makes us to stand on Bamboo (2050m). We will take rest, have dinner and spend our night on tea house of Bamboo.
We will move towards Jhinu – Danda (1700m) from Bamboo after having breakfast. It takes six hours to reach Jhinu- Danda via Chomrong. We will cross the Valley of Modi River, rhododendron forest, dense bamboo and oak trees. We will stay in Jhinu – Danda, have dinner and sleep.
Today is the last day of trek. We will pack our bag, have breakfast and start our walk. Around 6. 5 or 7 hours of walk on downhill let us in Nayapul. From Nayapul we will take private taxi and drive towards Pokhara. We will check into hotel of Pokhara take rest, have dinner and sleep.
After having breakfast in Hotel of Pokhara we will return back to Kathmandu via tourist bus. The wonderful trek to Annapurna base camp remain in our memory. We will reach Kathmandu, move to Hotel, put our bag and take rest. Our company will give you farewell dinner in cultural dance restaurant. This day indicates final day of our trek.
You can also come back by flight which depends on your desire. If tiredness overloaded you can choose this option as well. We can manage flight for you.
With respecting your desire we will arrange Kathmandu day tour on this day. We will make you visit famous places of Kathmandu. As Kathmandu is beautiful city decorated by various cultural heritages, parks and tourism sites. We will visit Pashupatinath, Shyambunath, Bouddhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Thamel and have special Nepali dish. You can do Shopping in Thamel Bazzar as well.
If you don’t want to visit Kathmandu then you can have full rest on this day or even you can take ticket of returning back to your country
Evaluating the time of your flight we will check out from hotel and our private taxi will drop you to Tribhuvan International Airport. One of our company member will be with you for see off with best wishes.
In this way you will complete your fourteen days trek to Annapurna base camp.
- Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara on twin share On B/B,
- Three meals in day (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)
- Accommodation in teahouse during the trek,
- Welcome dinner in Kathmandu,
- Transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek,( private car and Tourist Bus)
- Comprehensive First Aid Kit,
- Respective region ( Annapurna) trekking map. TIMS Card & Trek Permit,
- Well-experienced guide & Porter with all his allowance and expenses,
- Trekking map
- Nepal entry Visa fees,
- Your travel insurance of any kind,
- International Airfare and Airport Tax,
- Lunch and Dinner (Kathmandu & pokhara) except mentioned on Itinerary,
- All Drinks and main meals in cities, also on trail
- Tips for guide and porter
- Items of personal expenses such as beverages, extra tea and coffee on the way while trekking, battery charging at tea houses, hot shower, mineral water and internet.
All Details Of Annapurna Base Camp Trek
You will have 14 days trip on which you will be in Kathmandu for 2 nights (first night after coming in Nepal and last night before leaving Nepal), Pokhara 2 nights (first night after reaching Pokhara and night after returning back from Nayapul) and 11 days in Annapurna region. You will remain in the Hotel of Kathmandu on arrival day. Our company member will greet and peak you from Airport to Hotel. The next day you will travel to Pokhara then from the third day your trip will begin. After completing the trip you will come to Pokhara, next day to Kathmandu and you will also have Kathmandu day tour depending on your choice. If you show the interest of having a Kathmandu day tour then your trip day will be one day longer and you will have spent nights in Kathmandu. On the last day, you can do shopping on Thamel – the best place of Kathmandu as well.
Nepal is one of the easiest country For Getting a tourist Visa. Only limited countries have the Nepal embassy so that we have on arrival visa system. If travelers want to visit Nepal then they can easily get a Visa on Tribhuwan International Airport. You can get a visa of 15days, 30 days, and 90 Days in 30, 50, and 125 USD respectively.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a popular trek as a tea house trek where we will provide the simple share basis room with a net and clean Bed. Even though you will get a room with the attached bathroom but it’s very hard to found such a room. Because building a luxury hotel is beyond permission in the Annapurna conservation area. In the conservation area, tea houses with limited numbers of the room are allowed. So that in peak season we have to share a room with other Hiker. In case if you book at the last minute or you are in solo trip you will be sleeping in dining hall. Tea houses will only serve meals in such cases.
We will provide Breakfast, lunch and dinner in our package.
Breakfast: – We will give breakfast every morning around 7am- 8 am and will start walk only after breakfast. In breakfast you will have options of tea or coffee or Hot chocolates, bread or toast with jam, butter, cheese and honey, hot potato, corn flex, chapatti, Local tsampa porridge, Hashed brown eggs in omelets form or Pancakes, Fruits and Vegetables etc. You can order items according to your choice.
Lunch: – We will have lunch in mid-day around 12am – 1 pm every day. Generally we will have Dal, Bhat and tarkari in our lunch. You can also have Tibetan Bread various soups, sandwiches, momo, macaroni dishes, noodles, thukpa, curry of potato, salad pizza, papad, prawn, rice pudding, Apple pie according to your order.
If the group is small then you can choose food items yourself but if he group is large then company will give choice of 2-3 items and you can select according to your choice.
Dinner: – Generally dinner time will be quite earlier around 6:30 because we should have proper sleep to remain healthy and cure tiredness. You will get a menu including Nepali food Dal, Bhat Tarkari, soup, spaghetti noodles, Thukpa, curry of potato or other vegetables, salad pizza having tomato and mushroom, papad and prawn, rice pudding, apple pie, and hard drinks. You can choose the dish you like most. As we don’t suggest you to take hard drinks and it is better to take Dal Bhat and Tarkari in dinner so that you can have good sleep and digestion which is key to a healthy body.
Peak up and Drop
You will have the full facility of Peak up and drop until you are with us. One of our company members will be there at the airport to welcome you, then he will take pick up you towards the hotel. Your guide will come for checking out for the trip, you will be with your guide until you come back to the hotel after completing the trip. On the day of Departure, one of the Company-member will take you to the Airport and remain with you until the time of flight
You will be 100% safe with us. We will take full responsibility for your safety. You should take care of your goods yourself. Misplacing and leaving material is beyond our control. We will provide you a safe place for night stay, hygienic food, and best hospitality. You will be free for asking your quires and we are always there to take you in your comfort zone.
It is strictly prohibited to have drinks during trek. After you come to complete your trek and come back to Pokhara or Kathmandu, Then you can have a drink of your choice in a limited amount. You should pay yourself for your drink. We do not suggest you to drink because it may bring health issues and may be problematic in some situations.
We have options for three means of Transportation. Airplane, bus or private taxi, and a helicopter. For reaching Pokhara we can use either a tourist bus or morning flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara (six hours). Traveling Pokhara via tourist bus is included in the package but if you want to have flight then your plane tickets will be of your own. While returning back also the bus expenses will be of Package but a plane ticket will be your own. We will use a private taxi for reaching Nayapul from Pokhara (1.5 hours).
If you become unable to return back from Annapurna base camo or middle of the way due to bad physical condition then we will arrange a Helicopter for returning back to Kathmandu.
General Clothing recommended
- Warm jacket – down jacket,
- Water and windproof jacket (alternatively bring a poncho or umbrella)
- Long sleeved synthetic fleece (windproof material, if possible)
- Thermal underwear.
- Hat, a pair of gloves and a scarf.
- Comfortable hiking trousers. (loose fitting)
- Shorts and trousers, or a skirt.
- 2 pairs of warm wool-blend socks.
- 2 pairs of running socks or liner socks.
- Proper hiking boots.
- Running shoes and flip-flops.
- 2-3 T-shirts.
- Water bottle.
This is a kind of illness that is caused by ascent to high altitudes. The symptoms will occur within 6 to 24 hours of achieving a high altitude. Altitude sickness is fatal and can result in death if not treated in time. You need to stay alert to any of the symptoms that occur.
- Nausea and vomiting
- Loss of appetite
- Upset stomach
- Feeling unsteady
- Shortness of breath
- Increased heart rate
- Difficulty sleeping
An effective measure to recover from early AMS
If you happen to notice any of the symptoms, follow the guideline mentioned below-
- Do not climb any higher for the next 48 hours
- Descend to a lower altitude if possible
- Take complete rest until you feel well
- Do not exercise
- Do not smoke
- Drink plenty of water
- Take external oxygen supply if necessary
- Take anti-sickness medicines
If you see no improvement in your health within 48 hours, you will have to be immediately deported to the city for medical support.
There is no way to train your body prior to trekking so as to adapt to the high altitude. Some ways in which you can prevent it are as follows:
- Take plenty of rest
- Ascend slowly and gradually as you reach higher
- keep yourself hydrated
- Eat high-calorie food
- Do not smoke, drink or consume tranquilizing medicines
During times of emergencies like acute altitude sickness or a natural calamity, you might have to be immediately deported in a helicopter. The cost of such deportation is covered by health insurance that needs to be purchased before you start the trek.
- Solo trekking with private guide and porter.
- Trekking with the only Guide.
- Trekking with Guide cum porter.
- Trekking with Group With guide & Porter.
Yes, you can do Annapurna Base Camp Trek without Ghorepani Poonhill trek. You will start walking from Kande towards Landruk(1565), then Jhinudanda(1780), Chomrong(2165) and finally on ABC. This route leads directly towards ABC without going Poonhill.
But we suggest to do Annapurna base camp trek with Ghorepani poonhill trek, so that you can visit more places with same permit
Everest base camp trek is harder than Annapurna base camp trek. Everest base camp trek is in highest altitude (5364m), it takes 15 days to complete EBC trek whereas ABC trek is moderate trek, you will walk up to 4130 m elevation and complete within 7 to 12 days.
There is less chance of Altitude sickness in ABC but you may suffer from altitude sickness in EBC. EBC has very steep path but path is less difficult in ABC route.
Yes, Annapurna base camp trek is completely safe. Less difficult path, well managed tea houses, less chance of Altitude sickness and well trained guide makes your trek easier and safer. If you choose solo trek then you may have risk in management and completing your trek.
There are four tea houses at Annapurna base camp. Each tea houses provide facilities of wifi, electricity and charging your gadgets
Yes, it is possible to get a room in Annapurna Base Camp in high season also but you should do pre booking. In case if you did not book room then you may have to sleep in dining hall.
It takes five days to reach Annapurna base camp without Poonhill. For this trek your trip begins from Pokhara and ends in Pokhara. You should walk actively to complete trek within five days
Annapurna base camp is not as cold as Everest base camp in winter. Temperate fall up to – 5° celcius. Even though winter is not good season for Annapurna base camp trek. Winter wind, heavy snow fall and extreme weather may increase risk and difficulties.
You need sleeping bag depending on season. If you do your ABC trek in peak season – spring and autumn then tea houses may not give enough quilt, so you need sleeping bag. But in off season you will be provided enough quilt due to less crowd of tourist.
We suggest to bring or hire sleeping bag so that you will not suffer in cold nights.
Luxurious hotels are not available in the trek route of Annapurna base camp trek. If you want to do short trek then you can return back via Helicopter. You will return back in shortest time and make your trek Luxurious.
Yes, electricity is available throughout the trek route in Annapurna base camp trek.
Yes you can get hot water in Annapurna Base Camp trek. Depending on season you wil get hot drinking water. You can even pay some amount for bucket of hot water to take a bath.
Yes we can do solo trek to Annapurna Base camp but you may face difficulties in absence of Guide. Managing permit, selecting tea houses, walking and resting hours selection may not be as perfect as with guide. We suggest to trek with guide rather than solo trek.
You can buy trekking gears from your own country or from Thamel, Kathmandu. You will get all types of required material in Nepal.
No, we cannot see Everest from Annapurna. Everest is in Khumbu region which is in eastern part of Nepal whereas Anapurna lies in Annapurna region which is western part of Nepal.
Yes, you can get phone signal in Annapurna Base Camp. Your phone may not work but CDMA phone facility is available. You can use the phone and contact your family and friends.
Annapurna Base Camp has only few and small Hotel because Annapurna base camp lies in Annapurna conservation area and Environment Impact Assesment doesnot allow to build more hotels. Hotels focus on quality food rather than single room.
To book Annapurna base camp trip you should send inquiry on respective sites of trek or by direct contact to the travel company. It is very good if you book earlier. Even late booking is also accepted but you may not choose the appropriate date in some condition.
No, you don’t need to Pay 100% in advance for Annapurna base camp trek. You can pay maximum 20% in advance and full payment should be done after trek.
The full form of MBC is Machhapuchhre Base Camp.
It costs 350$ – 450 $ for sharing basic heli tour of Anapurna base camp. If you want private Heli tour we can manage it as well. You should pay 1800$ – 2200 $ for private Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour.
You should walk 5- 6 hours per day for Annapurna base camp trek. If you want to complete your trek in short time you can increase walking hour whereas if you want to long trek then you can decrease the walking hours as well.
Yes, we can get safe drinking water along the Annapurna Base Camp trek. You will get mineral water up to Hille and filtered water is available throughout the route alone Annapurna Base Camp. You should have your own bottle for filling water.
If you do not get a room in base camp, you should consult to owner of tea house and they will manage dining hall for taking rest whole night. It is better to book room earlier so that you don’t need to sleep in dining hall.
Shower and wifi facilities is available in each tea houses during Annapurna Base Camp Trek. You can take shower with hot water everyday but you should pay extra of your own. Incase if shower is not working you will get hot water in bucket as well.
Using shared room depends on season of trek. In peak season you may have to use shared room in Annapurna base camp. Due to less number of tea houses in base camp you should book room earlier. In off season enough rooms will be available and you don’t need to share room even you did not book room earlier.
It costs 350$ – 400$ for short Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
No, you don’t need previous trekking experience for Annapurna base camp trek. You need to be physically healthy and mentally prepared for trek. Since Annapurna base camp trial is easy and it makes you prepared for other adventurous trek.
The walking distance of Annapurna base camp trek is 110km.It covers distance from Nayapul to Nayapul
Yes you can get mineral water in Annapurna base camp trek. Mineral water is available up to Hile only.
Yes, Jhinudanda has natural hot spring. You can enjoy there, take shower and have to pay 1$ for ticket.
No, you cannot get ATM in Annapurna base camp. You should use ATM of Pokhara or Kathmandu in need.
Annapurna base camp trek is adventurous trek. Path is not much difficult that you can easily reach Annapurna base camp without experience also.
The local guide who have a government trekking licence hired by the travel company will be your guide.
The highest altitude reach in Annapurna Base Camp Trek is Annapurna base camp 4130m.
One of the member of our company will pick you from airport and take you on hotel for rest.
You will get good hygienic food in Package. Food involves breakfast (fried potatao, toast, egg,tea or coffee), lunch (Nepali food, momo, chowmin) and dinner( Nepali thali) in tea houses.
To deposit money for trek, travel company will provide bank account number or you should send money via western union money transfer.
Annapurna II (7,937 m – 26,040 ft)
– Annapurna III (7,555 m – 24,786 ft)
– Annapurna IV (7,525 m – 24,688 ft)
– Gangapurna (7,455 m – 24,457 ft)
– Annapurna South (7,219 m – 23,684 ft)
– Annapurna I Central (8,041 m – 26,414 ft)
– Annapurna Fang (7,647 m – 25,089 ft)
– Khangsar Kang (7,485 m – 24,557 ft)
– Tarke Kang (7,202 m – 23,629 ft)
– Lachenal Peak (7,140 m – 23,425 ft)
– Tilicho Peak (7,135 m – 23,409 ft)
– Nilgiri Himal North (7,061 m – 23,166 ft)
– Nilgiri Himal Central (6,940 m – 22,769 ft)
– Nilgiri Himal South (6,839 m – 22,438 ft)
– Machhapuchchhre a.k.a. Fish Tail Mountain (6,993 m – 22,943 ft)
– Hiunchuli (6,441 m – 21,132 ft)
– Gandharba Chuli (6,248 m – 20,499 ft)
Both National and International trekers can do Annapurna Base Camp Trek. International people should have tourist visa If you are coming Nepal for short time period.
Depending upon your health condition we will not proceed forward. We will do rest and try to bring you in tea house, hire helicopter and send you back to Pokhara or Kathmandu. You can have another option of taking rest in tea house, being well and return back.
To complete and enjoy the trek we always suggest you to do trek only in healthy condition of your body.
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Route Map
Here is some photos and Videos of Trip