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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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Package: Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Duration 15 days
Price USD 999 per person
Transportation Private Van or Tourist Bus
Group Size +6
Difficulty Moderate
Max Elevation Annapurna Base Camp (4130m)
Accommodation Hotel and Lodge
Meal Full board in trek and breakfast in Kathmandu
Trip Start / Ends Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Contact Detail (Viber/Whatsapp) +9779843724104
Trip Note: Price offered is full inclusive and it is quoted in USD. Trip will only starts when you will arrive to Kathmandu International Airport. The given itinerary is just a standard itinerary and could be customized on request.
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Trip Overview

Annapurna base camp trek: The travel to the entire world classic and mythical Annapurna region, Annapurna Base Camp in the peak of (4,130 m) Trekking Route may be the ideal choice to walk around. Trekking to the Annapurna area is a life experience where you are able to observe the natural allure, average Nepali villages en route, and odd landscapes of Nepal. Walking through amazing Rhododendron, freshwater and bamboo forests, and tranquil waterfalls to watch the peak of Nepal, we guarantee you to have among the greatest moments of your life together in the Annapurna area.

Beginning with the bus journey from Kathmandu and walking out of Pokhara, the hiking goes through several typical cultural villages such as Landruk, Tolka, Pothana Dhampus, Gandruk and most significantly Poonhill- the very best viewpoint all over Nepal. Likewise moving onwards into ABC we could observe hot springs where you could take rest and also have tub if you would like and even a few glaciers. Appreciating the beauty in route, we'll possess the nearer perspective of peaks standing and inviting you around the Annapurna range that comprises the almighty cones of Annapurna Himal, such as Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Fang, Annapurna, Ganagapurna, Annapurna 3 and Machhapuchhare later we hit ABC. Categorized as medium degree path, you don't require sophisticated physical fitness to walk this area.

Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek is one of the most well-known treks in Nepal.  It is quite straightforward and shorter trek than the high altitude treks in Nepal.  This trek incorporates varied terrain, culture, and wildlife.  Along with the very spectacular and shut up view of Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, and Dhaulagiri. You will spot at times large cascading waterfalls.  And, you will be able to learn about people of different ethnicity, especially Gurung people when visiting the Ghandruk museum. Depending on which route you take, you might not pass through Ghandruk though.  The road is exactly the same in Chomrung onwards but you can decide to include or not include Ghorepani Poon Hill and Ghandruk.  Poon hill is a vantage point for its opinion of Annapurna and other peaks and for sunrise and sunset. Other highlights of the trek are the hot springs!  Very relaxing and healing for your aching muscles. Also, ABC passes through MBC (Machhapuchhre Base Camp).  What a blissful moment.  Visit two main decks in one trip! Together with Annapurna Circuit, these trails welcome roughly seventy percent of their overall trekkers visiting Nepal.

The Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trek is highlighted by the base camp–a center stage that stands on a glacial basin amidst a natural amphitheatre of mountains. It is also known as the Annapurna sanctuary trek because the region is a well-preserved area, home to 1,226 species of flowering plants, 102 mammals, 474 birds, 39 reptiles and 22 amphibians. Furthermore, the mountains Annapurna (8,091m) and Gangapurna (7,455m) are regarded with reverence and the entire region is considered sacred. 

When you trek through the Annapurna region, you spend most of the time within the conservation area. It begins at the warm and humid lower and mid-hills reaching up to the freezing mid-Himalaya. The change in vegetation and wildlife becomes apparent as you progress on your trek, which is also embraced by life in the quaint villages, the culture of its inhabitants setting them apart. The maximum altitude you ascend during the trek is 4,130m which is not perilously high. The trail has been one of the most frequented in Nepal for decades. Ease of access, lower risk, and a rich trekking experience have lured trekkers, who are keen to exact the best experience from the restrictive set of days they come with.

Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trek Highlights

  • The ensemble of mountains like Hiunchuli (6,441m), Annapurna South (7,219m), Gangapurna (7,455m), Machhapuchhare (6,993m) and others at the base camp
  • Hike to Poon Hill for an enthralling view of sunrise over the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range
  • an absorbing cultural experience at beautiful villages like Ghorepani, Tadapani, Landruk, and Dhampus inhabited by the Gurung, Tamang, and Magar communities
  • Spectacular and close Watch of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Dhaulagiri
  • Hot springs
  • Exotic Fauna and Flora

We are providing an itinerary according to the interest of every client. We have different trekking packages with varying duration. Itinerary can be customized based on your request.

Best Time for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

You can visit Annapurna Base Camp trek any time of the year. Yet, the monsoon is not a good moment. There's heavy rain during the night or evening but the dark clouds are ever-present. This means bad to no view of the beautiful peaks. It also means leeches, mosquitoes, potential landslides, and slippery streets. If you are a keen biologist, then monsoon is most effective for you.

In Nepal, there are six seasons as:

  • Spring (March to May)
  • Summer/Monsoon (June to August)
  • Fall (September to November)
  • Winter (December to February)

Fall is the best time to do this trek. Fall is a dry season that provides clear blue skies and moderate temperatures. This is the very best time to do any trek in Nepal and is, thus, very crowded.

You might go during December if you'd like it to be quieter. ABC is possible in winter too. Dry air and crystal clear sky with all the best visibility but, during winter, it will be very chilly and will snow. If you intend to trek in December, then you need to prepare well with proper packaging.

Beginning from January, you need to be cautious about the avalanche when traveling from Deurali to Machhapuchhre Base Camp. This stretch is prone to avalanche. Trekkers should be cautious no matter what time in a year they are hiking when trekking out of Deurali into MBC.

Spring is just another very best time to do Annapurna Base Camp trek. Listen to the locals for the news about the avalanche ahead. In spring, the road will blossom with red and white rhododendrons and many other exotic flowers found in this region, a fantastic time to go for botanists.

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day at Kathmandu airport 1400m / 4593ft

You arrive at the Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu. A representative from Hiking Annapurna receives you and accompanies you to your hotel in Kathmandu. Later, we meet you at your hotel, have a trek briefing session and share our plans for tomorrow. A welcome dinner that familiarizes you with the country’s cuisine and culture follows next at one of Kathmandu's finest cultural restaurants. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Included: Airport pick-up, Welcome Dinner, Accommodation with breakfast

Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley and Trek preparation day

We head out for a cultural tour of the capital city after breakfast. You are picked up from your hotel and we drive off to the first of the four UNESCO world heritage sites. These monumental sites are representative of the deep-rooted cultural beliefs and traditions of Nepal. The two-storied Pashupatinath temple with numerous shrines, ashrams, a deer park and rituals along the Bagmati River that flows below makes for an eventful visit. A white-washed dome beneath a golden top, painted with eyes gazing in all directions, the shrine of Boudhanath is a delight to any visitor. Next, we head towards the Kathmandu Durbar Square-a plaza adorned with iconic art and architecture along with the royal palace which dates back to the medieval era of Nepal. Swoyabhunath or the “Monkey temple” for foreigners, similar to Boudhanath, is a beautiful shrine that is flanked by other temples and monuments that embellish this hilltop heritage site.

After the tour ends, we head back to prepare for the trek. Any missing gears can be procured from the market in Thamel which is close by. If you have some spare time, you may immerse yourself in the sights and sound of Thamel. Dinner and overnight in Kathmandu.

Included: Day sightseeing and Accommodation with breakfast

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (7 to 8 hours by bus) 827m / 2713ft

After breakfast, we set off on a tourist bus along the Prithvi Highway to Pokhara. The 200km road trip entails a drive over several big and small bridges and alongside two major rivers that run parallel to the highway. The beautiful suburbs, town junctions, and roadside farmlands keep you engaged throughout the trip. Pokhara, the gateway to the Annapurna is a beautiful city of lakes, also rich in cultural heritage, has enjoyable nightlife and offers options for outdoor adventure. You are transferred to your hotel and left to rest and relax. The evening may be spent exploring the city and in some last-minute shopping. Overnight in Pokhara.

Included: Tourist bus to Pokhara, Accommodation in a tourist standard hotel with breakfast

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul (2 hours), trek to Tikhedhunga (up to 4 hours) 1070m / 3510ft (Nayapul) 1540m / 5052ft (Tikhedhunga)

After breakfast, we set off on a two-hour drive to Nayapul. We take the trail that continues along the other side of the Modi Khola. Thirty minutes later, we arrive at Birethanti. We head up the trail on our left all the way to Tikhedhunga. We trek the first half to reach Sudame. From here, the trail takes a gradual ascent to Hile. Tikhedhunga is just 15-20 minutes further from here. Overnight at Tikhedhunga.

Included: Lodge accommodation with the full board of meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (5 to 6 hours) 2880m / 9449ft

We are headed for one of the toughest days of the trek. We begin by walking down the trail to cross the Bhurungdi River. The steep stairway to Ulleri appears ahead. The hike along the seemingly endless (3300-plus, to get an idea) stone steps can be exhausting, however, we trudge forward- slow and steady. Beautiful villages with terraced farms keep us company. After Ulleri, we find ourselves hiking along a forested trail. Annapurna South (7219m) and Hiunchuli (6441m) appear to offer some breather. The uphill continues through dense rhododendron and oak forest until Nanagethati. An hour of a hike later, we arrive at Ghorepani for dinner and rest.

Included: Lodge accommodation with the full board of meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

Day 06: Early morning hike to Poon Hill, trek to Tadapani (5 to 6 hours) 3193m / 10476ft (Poon Hill) 2630m / 8629ft (Tadapani)

We make an early morning hike lasting an hour to the beautiful and popular vantage point of Poonhill. The view is a panorama of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs. The sunrise is particularly beautiful from up here. We head back to Ghorepani for breakfast and then continue our trek to Tadapani, our stop for the night. The trek to Tadapani involves a series of hikes and drops through beautiful forests and waterfalls tumbling down the hills. On reaching Tadapani, the views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchchhre at sunset makes the effort worthwhile.

Included: Lodge accommodation with a full board of meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

Day 07: Trek to Chhomrong (5 to 6 hours) 2170m / 7119ft

Our destination for the day is Chhomrong, the final point of access to the base camp. We resume after breakfast. The trek starts with a steep descent to Kimrong Khola which takes almost two hours. On the other side, we climb a steep uphill followed by an hour of pleasant walk. The final section is a gradual climb before we reach the beautiful village of Chhomrong while Annapurna South and Fishtail beam in the backdrop. Dinner and overnight at Chhomrong.

Included: Lodge accommodation with the full board of meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

Day 08: Trek Chomrong to Himalaya Hotel (5 to 6 hours) 2920m / 9580ft

After breakfast, we climb downhill along with the stone steps to Chhomrong Khola and cross the suspension bridge. The trail that follows is an uphill through dense forest lasting two hours before arriving at Sinuwa. The forested trail beyond Sinuwa dominated by bamboo continues for one and a half hours to Kuldhighar. Almost 30 minutes of downhill later we reach Bamboo. We take the trail above the river through dense bamboo and rhododendron forests which ends for the day at the Himalaya Hotel. 

Included: Lodge accommodation with a full board of meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

Day 09: Trek to MBC then to ABC (6 to 7 hours) 3700m / 12139ft (MBC) 4130m / 13550ft (ABC)

The trek today that headlines the entire trip resumes after breakfast. We start by crossing a stream to shortly descend to the northern bank of Modi Khola and climb gradually via Hinku cave, Deurali, and Bagar up the valley. We finally arrive at the Machhapuchhare Base Camp which is on an elevation of 3700m. The spectacular views of Machhapuchhare, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and others comprise the panoramic view from MBC. Anticipating an even better view, we start our final walk towards the Annapurna base camp which takes almost two hours. The trail ahead widens as we make our way to the sanctuary alongside the moraine. The South Annapurna towers above the sanctuary as an all-open vista which includes Hiuchuli, Fishtail, Singu Chuli, Tent peak, Gangapurna and others to offer a breathtaking view. Dinner and overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.

Included: Lodge accommodation with a full board of meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

Day 10: Trek to Bamboo (5 to 6 hours)    2300m / 7546ft

We wake up early to a gratifying view of sunrise over the Annapurna massif. After breakfast, we start our return trek. We first head to the Machhapuchchhre base camp and continue the descent to Bamboo via Himalaya Hotel and Dovan. Overnight at Bamboo.

Included: Lodge accommodation with a full board of meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

Day 11: Trek to Jhinu Danda (5 to 6 hours) 1780m / 5840ft

After breakfast, we continue our descent to Khuldighar and then to Sinuwa. After Sinuwa, the trail drops to Chhomrong Khola and then to Chhomrong village. After making a decent lasting 40 minutes, we arrive at Jhinu danda to stop for the night. We have enough time to enjoy a relaxing dip at the Jhinu hot spring which is a 25-minute walk down along the bank of the Modi River. The pools of hot spring are located alongside the Modi Khola. Overnight at Jhinu Danda.

Included: Lodge accommodation with a full board of meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

Day 12: Trek to Tolka (5 to 6 hours) 1700m / 5577ft

We enjoy a pleasant and easy trail today. It starts with a minor dip to New Bridge and climbs steadily to Landruk. We can still turn back to a view of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. After lunch, we walk up further for about an hour to Tolkha village. Overnight at Tolkha.

Included: Lodge accommodation with a full board of meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

Day 13: Trek to Phedi (4 to 5 hours), drive to Pokhara (up to 2 hours)    1130m / 3707ft (Tolka) 827m / 2713ft (Pokhara)

The final day of trekking starts after breakfast with a pleasant walk to Pitam Deurali for about an hour. We continue along the forested trail to reach Pothana almost an hour later and then descend all the way down to Phedi via Dhampur. The trail still offers magnificent views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchchhre. Your trek culminates at Phedi. We drive back to our hotel in Pokhara. In the evening, we spend the last night in Pokhara enjoying the interesting lakeside area. Overnight in Pokhara. 

Included: Accommodation in a tourist standard hotel with breakfast

Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu (7 hours by bus)    1400m / 4593ft

We board a tourist bus for our return trip after breakfast. The 200km road trip along the Prithvi Highway ends in Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu, you are transferred to your hotel. In the evening, a farewell dinner awaits you. We look forward to your comments and knowing your trip experience. Last night in Kathmandu.

Included: Farewell Dinner, Accommodation with breakfast

Day 15: Departure from Kathmandu

Your last day in Kathmandu may be spent exploring more fascinating places around the city, shopping for souvenirs or simply resting before your return flight. An airport drop-off service is included. We hope to see you again.

Included: Airport drop-off

7 days Annapurna base camp trek

We have also prepared 7 days short annapurna base camp trek for adventure lovers.

  • Kathmandu or Pokhara - Nayapul - Ghandruk (2020m)
  • Ghandruk - Chhomrong - Sinuwa (2340m)
  • Sinuwa - Bamboo - Dovan - Himalayan - Deurali (3200m)
  • Deurali - MBC - Annapurna Base Camp (4130m)
  • Annapurna Base Camp - MBC - Deurali - Himalayan - Dovan - Bamboo
  • Bamboo - Sinuwa - Chhomrong - Jhinu (1690 m)
  • Mokyu - Nayapul - Pokhara - Kathmandu

6 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary

  • Day 1: Drive from Pokhara to Siwai (2-3 hours) and trek to Chhomrong
  • Day 2: Trek from Chhomrong to Himalaya
  • Day 3: Trek from Himalaya to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) via Machapuchare Base Camp (MBC)
  • Day 4: Trek from ABC to Sinuwa
  • Day 5: Trek to Siwai (3 hours) and drive from Siwai to Pokhara
  • Day 6: Pokhara to Kathmandu

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek FAQs

What is AMS?

Anyone traveling over 2400m ought to know about AMS. AMS could be deadly.

Also called altitude sickness, Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is the consequence of high elevation on our body. Our body reacts to the decrease air pressure and reduced concentration of oxygen in the heights.

You sense a headache, nausea, vomiting, lack of appetite, shortness of breath. Do not ignore the symptoms. It will not get better in a case. Instead, it's only going to get worse and turn into fatal conditions HAPE or HACE. If you do not take appropriate consideration. You need to take proper rest and ascend downhill.

The best thing to do in the event of AMS is to quit stirring. Turn back and descend or stay in the exact same altitude for the day. Many people acclimatize a day, a few individuals may take 2-3 days. Diamox helps in acclimatizing. If it doesn't get better, descend.

Thus, it's extremely important to adopt preventive steps like staying hydrated, eating well, ascending slow.

What is the altitude of Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

The altitude of Annapurna base camp trek is 4,130m / 13,550 feet which is also the highest point of the trekking journey.

Is Annapurna Base Camp Trek Dangerous?

Absolutely not! Annapurna Base Camp trek is extremely safe except at certain stretches of the trail during unfavorable seasons.  The steep slopes of the mountain section between Deurali and Machhapuchhre Base Camp are prone to landslides during the rainy season and avalanches during the winter.

Hiking up to 4,130m (13,550 feet) to reach the base of the 10th highest mountain in the world means that trekkers are susceptible to high-altitude sickness without enough acclimatization. However, the extent of the harshness of the sickness is comparably lower than that of Everest Base Camp trek.

Do I need to take oxygen cylinder in ABC?

No. Normally, oxygen is not required as our Annapurna Base Camp trek itinerary is designed in such a way so that it allows enough acclimatization. In addition, we provide Diamox, a medication that suppresses altitude sickness symptoms, from the beginning to prevent falling sick. However, in case of severe altitude sickness, we will descend to a lower altitude immediately, which is extremely rare in the Annapurna region trek.

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