Annapurna Base Camp Trek Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 13 days

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Duration
13 days
Max. Elevation
4130m
Group size
Min. 2 Pax
Level
EASY
Transportation
Private car/van and flight
Best Season
Mid February-June and August-December
Accomodation
  • 3* Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara,
  • Tea house Lodge during the trek.
Meals
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Three-time meals included during the Trek  A.B.L.D. (Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Starts at
Nayapul
Ends at
Nayapul
Trip Route
Pokhara-Nayapul-Ghorepani-Chhumrung-ABC-Jhinu-Nayapul-Pokhara

Highlights

    • Enjoy a scenic drive to Pokhara. 
    • Visit the city of lakes and mountains- Pokhara. 
    • Explore the vibrant local villages of Ulleri, Ghorepani, Chhomorong, Sinuwa, and more. 
    • Walk through the dense forest of Rhododendron and bamboo with excellent waterfalls. 
    • Collect the best views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. 
    • You will be surrounded by Hi Himalayas
    • View of Unique mountain Machhapuchhre (Fishtail)
    • Create a lifetime memory with A1 Trek Nepal. 

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most aimed trekking in the Himalayas. Popular as the Annapurna sanctuary trek. From ABC Trek You can see the 10th highest mountain Annapurna I in the world. Diverse landscapes, variety in vegetation, and excellent mountain views are part of the Annapurna Trekking. The 10 days Annapurna base camp trek also offers to explore the vibrant local villages along the route. Ulleri, Ghorepani, Chhommorong, and Sinuwa are some of the exciting local villages along the way. Similarly, the mountain views of Poon Hill are the next highlight of the Annapurna base camp trek. The supreme waterfalls and the dense forest of rhododendron, and bamboos are amazing. 

Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain ranges are the main mountains that can be seen during trekking. Fishtail mountain aka Machhapuchre Himal is the next pick of the trek. Like other trekking, this is also teahouse trekking. Good local lodges are built along the way with good facilities.

The best time for Annapurna Base camp Trekking is spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). Whereas, trekking ABC in the months of December is also recommended. Although next two months of winter (January and February) are not recommended due to the high risks of avalanches. Similarly, a trek to Annapurna base camp in the months of monsoon (June to August) is not much appropriate. Although trekking to ABC can be done in these months. 

Like other trekking in Annapurna, two trekking permits are needed for the trek. The first permit needed for the trek is the Annapurna conservation area project permit (ACAP). The second permit needed for the trek is the Trekkers Information Management System Card (TIMS).

Important Note

  • Please if you need you can customize Itinerary.
  • Take a Small bag for day stuff like Sunscream, gloves or you can keep your personal belongings in this bag.

Trip Itinerary

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu international airport, you will be welcomed by our representative. You will be then transferred to the hotel. Later, you can take a good rest or can walk around the local market in your free time. 

  • Accommodation at: 3-star hotel on a twin/double sharing basis.

After the early breakfast, you will be taking a scenic drive to Pokhara. The route to Pokhara includes some small to larger settlements, green hills, Trishuli river plus occasional views of the mountains. There will be several breaks for the food/drinks and the toilet. After checking into the hotel; you can go for an evening walk around Phewa Lake. The sunset view from the lakeside looks stunning. For the food and drinks, you can find so many good options in Lakeside. 

  • Accommodation at: 3-star hotel on twin/double sharing basis

Today, the journey to Poon hill begins officially. Firstly, you will be taking a short drive to Nayapul from Pokhara. The drive offers the occasional mountain view and insight into the local lifestyle. The trek starts from Nayapul after successfully checking in your permits. The route to Tikhedhunga is easy and passes some of the beautiful local villages of Sudhameand Hile. Tikhedhunga is a small Poon settlement at the lap of the Himalayas

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

Grab your delicious breakfast then tie your shoes for the day. The route to Ghorepani is mostly uphill and through the dense rhododendron forest. Rhododendron is a special flower as it is the national flower of Nepal. It would be great walking if you are trekking in the months of the spring (March to May). Upon arriving, in Ghorepani, you can enjoy the panoramic views of mountains including Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, and more. Additionally, the sunset view of the Himalayas is an absolute stunner.

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

Get up to Poon Hill before sunrise. You can collect the best sunrise view in the Himalayas. The 360 views of mountains from Poon Hill are something to remember during trekking. Then return back to Ghorepani for the breakfast. Upon completing the breakfast, you will then start your trekking to Tadapani. The first section from Ghorepani is uphill till Deurali. It is one of the best places to see mountains. Then it is a combination of uphill and downhill towards Tadapani. You will be spending your day at Tadapaniin a local teahouse.

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

The trek resumes after breakfast. The first section of the day is downhill to a river. Upon crossing the river, the route then converts into a gradual uphill. The trek is through the field of seasonal crops and beautiful local settlements. You can collect the wonderful views of waterfalls on your right. Chhomorong is a beautiful Gurung settlement. You can collect good views of Machhapuchre mountain and a wonderful waterfall just in front of your teahouse. Enjoy the wonderful views. You will be spending your day at a local teahouse. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

Start the day with a delicious breakfast. We suggest you try something local. The route for the day is a soft uphill and flat section. Greater landscapes, exciting waterfalls, small settlements of Sinuwa, and Bamboo are the parts of the route. Similarly, occasional views of mountains and encounters with fellow trekkers are amazing. Dovan is the overnight place for today with few tea houses. You will be spending the night at one of them. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

The trek resumes after breakfast. From Dovan, you will first get to Himalaya which is a small settlement in the lap of the Himalayas. Taking the gradual uphill you will get to Hinku cave. Hinku is a small cafe on the left side. With a further one and half hours of trekking, you will be reaching today's destination- Fishtail base camp. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

You will be starting early today with a plan to collect the sunrise at Annapurna base camp. The breakfast for the day will be at ABC with sunrise in the Himalayas. Then you will be retracing back to Bamboo. You will be following the same way back to Bamboo from Annapurna base camp. At Bamboo, stay the night at a local lodge. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

Take an early morning breakfast then resume the trekking. The first section of the trek- Bamboo to Sinuwa is mostly downhill and flat trail. From Lower Sinuwa to Chhommorong you will be hiking uphill before taking the steep downhill to JhinuDanda. JhinuDanda is a natural hot spring place where you can take a dip to give relaxation to your tired body. You will be then spending your night at a local lodge. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

On the final day of the trekking, you will be first trekking back to Modkyu. The suspension bridge is the main highlight of the day. Then in the final section, you will be driving back to Pokhara with a private jeep. In Pokhara, take a good rest or walk around Phewa Lake. 

  • Food: Breakfast and Lunch Included.
  • Accommodation at: 3-star hotel on a twin/double sharing basis.

Collecting the great memories of the Ghorepani trek, you will be driving back to Kathmandu this day. In the evening, you can do some last-minute shopping around Thamel. Then you can prepare your luggage.

  • Food: Breakfast Included.
  • Accommodation at: 3-star hotel on a twin/double sharing basis.

After an amazing week in Nepal, you will be transferred to Kathmandu airport to catch your returning flight home. Our representative will be helping you to transfer to the airport, with the hope to see you again in Nepal  “FERI BHETAULA”. 

Food: Breakfast Included

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Includes

    • The airport picks up and drops off by a private vehicle.
    • 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast on a twin/double sharing basis.  
    • Transportation (Kathmandu to Pokhara, Pokhara to Kathmandu) by tourist bus.
    • Private transportation (Pokhara to Nayapul, Nayapul to Pokhara). 
    • Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit (ACAP) and Trekkers Information Management System Card (TIMS). 
    • Government License Holder Experienced Trekking guide and his/her expenses during the trekking. 
    • Porter(s) during the trek each two Clint get one porter.
    • Three meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) a day during the trek.
    • Teahouse accommodation on a twin/double sharing basis during the trek. 
    • All the government taxes. 

Doesn't Include

    • International airfare 
    • Travel Insurance
    • Nepal visa fees 
    • Food in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
    • Beverages, laundry, and any other personal expenses during the trek. 
    • Tipping to the Guide, Porter, and Driver

Complimentary

    • Trekking Map
    • Welcome and welfare Dinner in Nepali Nepali Authentic restaurant
    • A1Trek company logo print T-shirt and Trekking Certificate.

Frequently Asked Questions

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is not difficult as other popular Treks like Annapurna Circuit Trek. The ABC Trek is moderately complex. If you are an experienced trekker, Annapurna Base camp Trek will be easy and with n a short time you can achieve the destination of Base Camp 4,130m.

However, if you are a beginner trekker, it can be quite a challenging trek as the trail is full of up and down. Many ascend and descend. Which can make you tired quite fast. You will be walking on stone steps uphill and downhill. If you proper preparation and training, you can comfortably complete the Annapurna base camp Trek without Difficulty. I recommend you to do exercise, walk, run, or some sports game you play to make your body fit to walk in the Himalayas to complete your dream.

Annapurna base camp Trek can be done at any time and the season and offers a different Trekking experience. It depends on your weather performance and what time you prepare for your choice. If you like to walk in the snow it will be the best time in January February is the best time. If you like to see the best nature with blooming flowers of Rhododendron you can visit in march or April. I prepare to walk in raining also you can do it in the month of June and July.

However, the autumn season September to November, and spring March to May are considered the best seasons for the ABC trek. During these periods, the weather and temperature are perfect for hiking in a daytime. There is very less chance of rainfall and the vegetation is at their full of blossoms. 

In An Annapurna Base Camp Trek, there are two types of trekking permits required. Since Annapurna Base Camo Trek comes under the premise of the Annapurna Conservation Area, you will require an entry permit of Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and along with that, you need to obtain a Trekking Information Management System (TIMS).

Annapurna Conservation Area Permit cost 3 Thousand Nepali Rupees and For TIMS it cost One Thousand Nepali Rupees

But in The Annapurna Region, it goes up to Lomang-thang or Upper Mustang also. Upper mustang has another permit which will be giving information in the Upper Mustang Trek

Yes, while you will be trekking above three thousand meters, every person feels different to the altitude regardless of their physical fitness. I would like to suggest you please learn about altitude sickness, its symptoms, and preventative measures. You should ask your Doctor about Altitude sickness before you start your travel from home to the Himalayas country Nepal.

First of all, you should do proper acclimatization. Don't make the rapid ascent. Walk slow and steady in peace. Always keep your body hydrated. Trek high and sleep at low elevation. Take proper Rest during the Trek. Avoid Alcohol and Smoke during trekking up to the mountain. If you have Mild Symptoms don't go higher, take an aspirin tablet and drink more water, have garlic Soup. If you feel really bad then, don't go up, just go down immediately with some helper.

In an Annapurna Base camp trekking, Accommodation facilitated in Tea houses. There are very basic facilities with a two-bed room and no furniture inside the room. There will be many dormitories. But until Chhomrong you can get the Attached Bathroom. In the Trekking route where you stay, you have to same lodge food because they don't charge much for a room, just they are expecting to provide food to Clint who stays in their lodge. Food in Annapurna Base Camp trek is pretty decent and provides main local dish like 'Dal Bhat'. If you order Dalbhat it combined these food Rice, Lentil, Mix veg curry, Pickle, Papad, etc. this kind of food will be fresher in mountains.

For breakfast, you can get an egg, porridge, toast, pasta, etc. all the food is much more expensive there because of mountain transportation and their business.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek cost will depend on your service as you are taking. There is a number of factors that determine the ABC trek cost like the Number of Days as well as the season of Travel, Guide, Porters, and the quality of The Hotel you want to stay in Kathmandu Pokhara.

Group or Individual travelers depends upon the standard of Accommodation, food, and travel that you wish to choose. Chipset price in between from $550/- to onward as you want. If you are willing to spend some more money on a luxurious trek, you can ask us to book all the necessary services for a luxury trek to Annapurna Base Camp Trek. If you are booking a luxury trek from your country you can directly contact us.

Yes, better to take the Trekking guide and porters. They make your travel interesting and easier, particularly in regions you are complete. Your self should manage your Accommodation, food, Insurance, and Land travel Expenses in trekking. Mostly Trekking guides are very knowledgeable and a great asset to learning about the Language, locality, and well accommodation. Porter will carry 15 to 20 kg weight. Make sure to give them extra Luggage that is not used frequently and keep your day pack with yourself. 

Maximum of 6 hours or more, depending upon one physical fitness, and a minimum of 3-4 hours at the most.

The longest walks will be from Dovan to MBC (Machhapuchare Base Camp) and shortest to ABC (Annapurna Base Camp).

On return trek from ABC to Bamboo will be a longer walk of more than 6 hours, it also depends upon the itinerary.

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