- Annapurna Base Camp Trek
- Max Elevation
- 4,130 m
- Trip Duration
- 11 Days
- Trip Grade
- Eco Lodges
- Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
- Flight + Private Vehicle
- Group Size
- Minimum 2
- Best Season
- Spring and Autumn
- Per Day Walk
- Approx 5 - 6 Hours
Trip Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek:
- Trek to the Annapurna Base Camp (4,243m).Annapurna is the 10th highest mountain peak in the world.
- Mind-blowing Vistas of Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, and the other Himalayas.
- Most appealing Sunrise or Sunset view from Poonhill (3,210m).
- Diverse ethnicity along the trail.
- The Gurung village, Ghandruk.
- Jhinu Danda, the house of natural hot spring.
- The streams, rivers, and waterfalls along the trekking trail.
- The Machhapuchhre Base Camp (4,040m)
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most appealing trekking in Nepal. This Trek brings you to the foot of the world’s tenth highest mountain: Annapurna I (8,091m). This is also the 94th prominent mountain peak of the world. This mountain is one of the most beautiful mountains of the Annapurna Massif. Annapurna Circuit Trek is located in Province No. 4 of North Western Nepal. This Trek is among the best treks for a complete taste of diverse culture, terrain, wildlife and vegetation.
The landform varies from subtropical valleys to the high altitude alpine valleys in this trek. The trail passes through many beautiful valleys which offer the most pleasant views of Himalaya’s vistas, forest, rivers and waterfalls. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the most popular choice of the trekkers around the world because it is just a pleasant hike to an altitude of 4,243m above the sea level yet provides the most inspiring mountain views of Annapurna Massif, Machhapuchhre (6,993m), Hiunchuli (6,441m), Manaslu (8,156m) etc.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition is designed for those trekkers who want to complete the trek in a very short period of time. This short trek can be further customized to your requirements with special group discount and 100% guarantee on departure dates. The major attractions of this trek include Pokhara, the village of Ghandruk and the Base Camp of Annapurna itself. Annapurna Trek is considered a moderate hike. Therefore, any person who is physically fit and having sound health can plan this trek. Any time between March-May and September to December is the right time to plan this trek as every aspect like a trail, weather, temperature and visibility are ideal during this time of the year.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek also passes through many beautiful villages. Chhomrong and Ghandruk villages are the popular Gurung villages. The people, culture and the hospitality of these villages will vitalize your spirit and trekking interest in Nepal. Moreover, you will have ample opportunity to study the lives of Magar and Thakali people as well.
Poon Hill (3,210m) is the best vantage point of sunrise and sunsets over the Himalayan ranges. You can enjoy brilliant views of sugar-coated mountains during the trek. Rejoice the panorama of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Trust me! The Himalayas are enchanting!
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition begins with a short scenic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. After having a flight of about 20 minutes, we will take a ride on a jeep to reach Saulibazaar. It is the beginning point of our trek. Then we will have a 2 hours trek to Ghandruk. After spending a night at Ghandruk, we will move towards Chhomrong. We will continue trekking towards Bamboo to the Himalayan Hotel. And finally, we shall move towards the Annapurna Base Camp from the Himalayan Hotel via Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Then, we will return back towards Bamboo, visit the natural hot spring at Jhinudanda and retrace our footsteps back to Pokhara via Saulibazaar. The detail description of our travel plan is discussed below. Please have a look.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and Transfer to the Hotel
After your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be warmly greeted by our office representatives and transferred to the hotel in the heart of Kathmandu City. They will assist you in the check-in and then you can have some refreshments at the hotel or you can visit Nepal Guide Trek and Expedition’s office to get detail information about the overall trek.Accommodation: Hotel/ResortMeals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner.
Day 02: Sightseeing Around Kathmandu and Welcome Dinner cum Interaction
Kathmandu valley has many beautiful landmarks that include cultural and historical places. Kathmandu Valley alone has 7 heritages which are listed in the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Besides that, Kathmandu has countless other places for sightseeing. We will spend a major part of the day in sightseeing around Kathmandu. In the evening, we will introduce you with the organizer, guides, porter and other responsible personnel. We will have dinner together.Accommodation: Hotel/ResortMeals: BB Plan
Day 03: Fly or Drive to Pokhara (Flight 20 Minutes and Drive 5 hours), Drive two more hours to Saulibazaar and trek to Ghandruk [1940m/6363ft]
On the third day of our trek, we will take an early morning flight to Pokhara. It will take about 20 minutes. You can choose among fight or drive. We offer a drive to Pokhara as well. It takes about 5 hours to reach Pokhara on a ride. Rides are more economical than the flights. After landing at Pokhara, we shall have another ride for about two hours to reach Saulibazaar. From here, our actual trek begins. We will trek for about two hours to reach Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a traditional Gurung village with most admirable hospitality. We will spend our night at Ghandruk.Accommodation: Eco Lodges / Guest HousesMeals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]
Day 04: Trek to Chhomrong [2340m/7675ft]
Ghandruk also offers a vast view across to Annapurna South and Machhapuchhare. We will have an all-round superb view of the entire region from there. After having breakfast today, we shall start with a medium climb followed by a tough downhill and uphill climbing. Today’s trek from Ghandruk to Chhomrong will be of a total of 6 hours. Our trek starts with a climb up, then down to the river, back up again and then steady ups and downs all the way to Chhomrong. The day closes with an overnight stay in Chhomrong.Accommodation: Eco Lodges / Guest HousesMeals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]
Day 05: Trek from Chhomrong to Bamboo [2335m/7658ft]
Today, we will ascend a long and steep stoned staircase through Chhomrong towards Kuldi. The trail continues through beautiful rhododendron forests and up to Sinuwa. From Sinuwa, the trail leads up to Bamboo for an overnight stay. Along the route, we can have a glimpse of Langur Monkeys jumping from one tree to another.Accommodation: Eco Lodges / Guest HousesMeals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]
Day 06: Trek from Bamboo to Himalaya Hotel [2920m/9577ft]
We shall start off early in the morning. The route goes steeply down along the bank of rocks and then levels out. From there the trail winds steeply up through deep bamboo and rhododendron forest to the village of Doban. Finally, we will be at the Himalayan Hotel for our overnight stay.Accommodation: Eco LodgesMeals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]
Day 07: Trek from Himalaya Hotel to Annapurna Base Camp [4130m/13546ft] via Machhapuchre Base Camp [3700m/12136ft]
From the Himalayan Hotel, we climb high above the river, on to the lateral moraine, and down the other side to the glacier. This leg of the journey takes you up to the bed of the glacier before finally arriving at the Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) for an overnight stay. Between Himalayan Hotel and Machapucchre Base Camp, there is a risk of avalanches so make sure you have the latest information on trail conditions before setting off or hire a knowledgeable guide.Accommodation: Eco LodgesMeals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]
Day 08: Trek back to Bamboo (8hours trek) [2335m/7658ft]
Our journey back starts from today. We will follow our steps back to Bamboo from Annapurna Base Camp. It is all downhill and easy. We can still enjoy the extraordinary scenery and see some views we might have missed. We shall enjoy overnight in Bamboo.Accommodation: Eco LodgesMeals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]
Day 09: Trek to Hot Spring (Jhinudanda Hot Spring) [1610m/5280ft]
We will continue our trek from Bamboo, following the up and down trails towards Chomrong. From here the trail is a non-stop downhill descends until we reach Jhinudanda. The village is well known for its hot spring. Trekkers love to spend some time here at the hot spring to get rid of sweat and tiredness. So, we can spend quality time in the hot spring at Jhinudanda.Accommodation: Eco Lodges / Guest HousesMeals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]
Day 10: Trek to Saulibazaar (3 hours) Drive back to Pokhara 2 hours by jeep
We will retrace our footsteps back to Saulibazaar today. From Jhinu hot springs we will go to Saulibazaar and to Birethati and then to Nayapul following the same route. It will be a reverse trek of almost three hours to reach Saulibazaar and we will take a ride of two hours to reach Pokhara from there. Pokhara is the most beautiful city in Nepal and it has numerous places for sightseeing. We will enjoy the outing at the serene Phewa Lake in the evening.Accommodation: Hotel/ResortMeals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner
Day 11: From Today you are on your own /Travel back to Kathmandu
Our itinerary finishes on reaching Pokhara. From today onwards, we don’t have any obligations for you. You have to manage everything yourself. If you want to live in Pokhara for some days and if you need a Hotel, we could organize your Hotel. If you return back to Kathmandu and take departure also, we may help you. Remember that, it is not part of our itinerary.
- Airport Arrival and Departure transfer by private vehicle
- Hotel/Resort Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with BB Plan –as per mentioned in Itinerary
- Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu including experienced city guide, all entrance fees, and private vehicle
- Teahouse lodges accommodation during trekking
- All meals- B/F, Lunch & Dinner during the trek
- TIMS – Trekkers Information Management System and Annapurna Conservation Area Fee
- All required ground transportation by private vehicle
- Highly experienced trekking guide
- A required number of Porter
- Staffs insurance, salary, and clothing
- General first aid kids
- Welcome and farewell dinners
- All applicable tax, Vat, service charge, and paperwork
- Personal Travel Insurance
- Personal nature expenses
- Bar bill and all kind of drinks
- Rescue & Evacuation
- Gratitude (tip) for staff
The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new dates, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.
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Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Difficulty
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the most popular classic trekking destination in Nepal. This Trekking is graded as a moderate trekking experience as a whole. Anyone who is physically fit and mentally prepared can easily undertake this trekking.
Mount Annapurna (8,091m) is the 10th highest mountain peak of the world. Annapurna Base Camp Trek covers a maximum 4130 meter above the sea level. In Annapurna Base Camp Trek, trekkers will have enough adventure without a technical climbing. Annapurna Base Camp trekking is not so difficult. It has less chance of high altitude sickness problem. The trekking routes are fully facilitated with networks of hotels and tea house.
However, altitude may pose some difficulties; weather in which you travel, how much distance you cover in a day etc. also determines the level of difficulties. Basically you need to be fit physically as well as mentally. Just don’t neglect the considerations and prepare well for a safe, secure and successful trekking experience.
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Season
Although spring and autumn are regarded as the best season for Trekking and Hiking in Nepal, it can be done all the year around. Basically, Nepal experiences four seasons and each season has its own distinct feature. Here, we are going to tell you in short about it. Let’s have a look.
Autumn Season (September- November): This is the best time to trek in Nepal. The weather will be lovely during this season. Moderate temperatures, clear sky with outstanding views will attribute to make your trek a lifetime memory.
Spring Season (March- May): This is another best time to visit Nepal. The temperature will still be moderate. It will be warm even at the high altitude. The trekking trails will be decorated with different varieties of wild flowers like Rhododendrons. This season also affords appealing mountain views.
Winter Season (December- February): Though winter is counted as off season for trekking in Nepal, it is an ideal option for the trekkers who don’t like to travel in crowded trails. There will be snowfall at higher elevations and it gets colder during night. Days are still warmer with plenty of sun shines and clear blue skies. Winter can be the best time to trek towards Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Dhaulagiri Trek, and Annapurna Sanctuary Trek etc.
Summer Season (June- August): Nepal experiences summer rainfall. Therefore, the trekking will be difficult during summer. The trails will be wet, muddy, and slippery. There will be occasional flood and landslides in some places. However, rain shadow zone like Manang and Mustang may offer perfect travelling experience even in winter.
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Preparations
We suggest trekkers to maintain physical fitness prior to a couple of weeks. Technical Mountaineering skills are not required for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, but previous trekking experience would be highly appreciated. We suggest you to go for jogging, hiking, cycling, gym, etc. to make your body fit. Similarly, have plenty of hygienic foods including protein, carbohydrates and minerals. More ever, you need to be mentally ready for this adventurous journey. Here is the list of how to prepare for this trek which is as follows:
- Go for a run or hike to hills where you have to do ascents and descents.
- Once a week, do a long walk.
- Swim and cycle.
- You can also go up and down the stairs of a tall building.
- Eat healthy food.
- Keep on doing yoga. If you can, do more yoga related to breathing
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Permits
Annapurna Base Camp Trek passes through Annapurna Conservation Area. Any foreigners who come to visit this trek must obtain Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Permit and Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) Card. These permits can be obtained from Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu. ACAP costs NPR 3000 and TIMS Card costs around NPR 1000. You can also obtain Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit from Nepal Tourism Board office in Pokhara and TIMS Card from TAAN office at Pokhara.
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Gears
Sleeping Bag, Headlamp and spare batteries, Day Pack, Down-Jacket, Duffel or rucksack bag, Large plastic bags, Water bottles, Ear Plug, Trekking Poles, Trekking Boots, Gloves, Hats etc. are some of the most common Trekking and Hiking Instruments. We recommend you to choose all types of clothing and attires. For the same, you can go with Trekking Gears Check lists
Altitude Sickness also known as mountain sickness is the condition in which our body could not adjust to the environment due to the less barometric pressure. When we move to the high altitude the barometric pressure will be less and our body couldn’t adjust to that air pressure due to which we feel nausea, dizziness, fatigue, vomiting, headache, loss of appetite, shortness of sleep etc. which is called Altitude sickness. In terms of its complexities, altitude sickness is grouped into three categories:
- Acute Mountain Sickness: It is very common at high altitude and can cause vomiting, dizziness, nausea etc. overall, it is the mildest form of altitude sickness.
- High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE): It is a very dangerous and life threatening conditions because fluid is built up in the lungs.
- High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE): It is the most severe stage of Altitude Sickness because fluid is built up in the brain. It is life threatening one. The victim will be unable to walk, breathe and ultimately in Coma.
Altitude Sickness can suffer anyone who attempt high altitude. If you feel any symptoms associated with Altitude Sickness along with headache, you need to change your elevation. It means climb down to the lower elevations. If the symptoms are severe, you need medical attention. We can prevent Altitude Sickness also. For the same, do not climb hurriedly, acclimatize properly, drink plenty of fresh water, do not drink or smoke, eat hygienic.
Trekking in Nepal is full of difficulties and you never know serious injuries can also take place. A First Aid Kit is very essential to help before professional medical help is available. Preparation in advance is therefore very important. We recommend you to have the following items and medicines in your first aid kit:
- Antiseptic: for cleaning wounds
- Cotton Bandages: for bandaging extremities
- Elastic Bandage: to hold on a variety of dressings and to help stabilize minor sprains
- Gauze Pads: for bandaging wounds or burns
- Moleskin: to protect blisters
- Scissors :for cutting dressings and tape, or to cut clothes away if necessary
- Sewing Needle: to drain a blister, or to help remove a splinter
- Large Sterile Dressing: for large cuts or burns
- Tape: for bandaging
- Tweezers: for removal of splinters
Medicines: Antibiotic eye drops, Anti-inflammatory drugs, Azithromycin, Clotrimazole, Decongestant, Diamox , Diphenhydramine, Hydrocortisone, Loperamide, Medication, Norfloxacin, Paracetamol, Potent pain killer, Promethazine, Rehydration Salts, Tinidazole
Nepal is a landlocked country and the transportation of Nepal is heavily based on roadways and airways. We don’t have railways and waterways. Ropeways are also limited in only two places. Therefore, we offer you all the available transportation types according to the efficiency during trekking in Nepal. Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary offers you a luxury Tourist bus ride up to Pokhara and Nayapul. You can also have a flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Cost generally covers three star accommodations in Kathmandu. However, it is possible to upgrade or degrade the level of accommodation in Kathmandu as per the client’s preferences. During the entire trekking, your accommodation will be arranged in Comfortable Tea Houses. Accommodations will be arranged in Single, Double, Triple or Twin – Sharing Basic as per your requirements.
All our trekking packages are inclusive of all meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the entire trek and BB Plan in Kathmandu. Wide varieties of food including Nepali, Continental, Tibetan, Indian, Italian etc will be offered on the menu. Dinner and Breakfast will be served in the same teahouse/lodge where we spend the night and we will offer you lunch en-route. You will be served with hygienic and healthy food.
Tips for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking
- Have contingency days incorporated in your trekking itinerary
- Hire local guides and porters, do not travel alone
- Learn safety rules while trekking
- Always carry local currency while travelling
- Acclimatize properly and be aware of the Altitude sickness
- Keep an steady pace
- Hire a local travel agency, a government registered one
- Stay hydrated
- Be physically and mentally ready
- Respect the local culture and traditions
We recommend Annapurna Base Camp Trek to anyone who is physically fit and can undertake 4-5 hours walk on the regular basis. Though it is not technical, you must not underestimate the weather, high altitude and safety rules. If you are in the quest of an exotic journey to the Himalayan country and experience the taste of virgin nature, rewarding landscape, unique people and culture, choose this itinerary to fit your interest. If you need any other information regarding this trip, feel free to write to us.
Immigration Office at Kathmandu Airport Facilitating Tourist Visa on arrival.
Two Weeks – 30 USD
One Month (Four Weeks) – 50 USD
Three Month (90 Days) – 125 USD
For more info, please email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Visa Extension Fees:
Tourist Visa Extension required a minimum of 15 days (USD 45)and USD 3 for each extra days.
- Two Passport-sized photos with a light background.
- Bring Cash USD to get the visa fee.
- Your passport must valid for at least 6 months.
- Spring and Autumns are the best seasons for Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
- March to June, September to November are the best months for Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
- Annapurna Base Camp Trek: 6 Hours per day
- A comprehensive Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes a minimum of 2 weeks.
The difficulties of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek depends on these common factors:
- Weather Condition and Temperature
- The route you have chosen for climbing
- Physical Fitness
- Sometimes, High Altitude Sickness
- The distance you covered in the whole trip.
- Clothing and Equipment
At City: Kathmandu
- Hotel / Resorts ( one room for two people)
- Note: if you need a single room, email us at email@example.com
- For Single Room, we charge a single supplement.
- Eco Lodges ( a small house with few rooms at remote areas)
Yes, Trekking Guide is very essential for Annapurna Base Camp Trek because it is not just for being a bit technical, but also due to several reasons like:
- Trekking Rules and Regulations of Nepal Government.
- Provide Trekking Training Before Any Trekking.
- Sound Altitude Experience
- Personal Care and Safety, Medical Care
- Speak Fluently English
Yes, there is a variety of communication facilities like internet, satellite phone etc.
For communication, we have satellite phone through which you can communicate with your friends or relatives for which you have to pay USD $3 per minute.
In case of an emergency, communication with our company will be free of cost.
Due to remote sections, the mobile network is not available but you can use the internet up to 5000 m.
- Jackets (Fiber or down).
- Woollen shirts and thick sweaters.
- Waterproof jacket with hood or poncho.
- Track shoes
- Thermal Underwear and Thermal coat
- 2 pair of loose-fitting long shorts/ skirts
- Pair of Gloves
- Pair of sandals
- Thermal underwear.
- Woollen hat
- Long-sleeved shirt.
- Towel and Hankies.
- Lightweight walking boots
- 2 pairs of thin socks and 2 pair of woollen socks
- Snow glasses and sunglasses
- Trekking Sticks.
- Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking.
- 2-4 plastics bags 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones. 6-10 smaller plastic bags to dispose of garbage.
- Daypack bag to carry your personal requirements.
- Water Bottle, water purifying tablets
- Quick Dry Towels
- Headlamp, Torch, Candles
- Matches / Lighters
- Binocular, Camera, trekking map and compass, pillow, knife, passport photograph, reading materials, pencil, rubber, pen and notebook, lip guard
If there is an emergency, our trekking guide will help you during difficult situations with safety care, medical treatment and communication services.
Communication is also available as the internet and satellite phone, so a guide would help you if something critical situation occurs.
Depending upon the steep hills, slopes and difficulties and high altitude of the trail one porter can carry 25 kilograms of weight.
Usually, we provide one porter for one client.
But, We will also provide porter according to the size of your group if needed.
GLIMPSES OF Annapurna Base Camp Trek
see what our valued client have to say
19th Jan 200819th Jan 2008 [Afghanistan]
We would like to thank you for looking after us so well on the ABC trip in April. For me having been previously in October 2001, I was really please to see such a vast difference in the spring. The snow and flora combined with the amphitheatre that is the sanctuary was mind blowing.