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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Duration: 10 Days
  • Destination
    Nepal
  • Region
    Annapurna
  • Trip Grade
    Moderate/Adventure
  • MAX ALTITUDE
    4130m.
  • MEALS
    B.L.D.
  • GROUP SIZE
    Min 01 Pax
  • BEST TIME
    Sep-Dec & Mar-May
  • ACCOMMODATION
    Hotel/Tea House
  • Start/End Point
    Pokhara to Pokhara

Trip Overview

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a splendid and classic popular trekking trail in Nepal. It is the journey to the abode of the world’s 10th tallest mountain Mt. Annapurna (8091m). This is the most diverse walking trail in the Annapurna region. All age groups of people can walk on this trail. Multiethnic villages, diverse vegetation, mountain vistas, rivers, and differing landscape make it the most popular trekking route in Nepal.

Nepal High Trek & Expedition has plenty of holiday packages for the trekkers to explore the Annapurna Treks. Our itinerary is easy to follow and assures a greater success rate. If you are on our trekking package for the 9 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek a momentous tale without hassles is a sure thing.

The Annapurna trekking region of Nepal is the most alluring touristic place. In addition to mountain vistas, cultural aspects also make the region attractive. It is indeed the most satisfying region to trek on. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is definitely the jewel of the region. Following are the few reasons which make trekking stand out from other regions.

Multi Cultures & Various Landscapes

Annapurna Trekking Region is very rich in multi-cultures of Gurung, Magar, Thakali, Brahmin, Chhetri, and other groups too. Every group has a charming culture like disguised, customs and festivals. Around the Annapurna trail, travelers easily explore and discover the various cultures of Annapurna valley. Moreover, amazing landscapes would be cheerful for everyone. Where you can observe numerous landscapes and marvelous peaks.

Poon Hill Viewpoint

The Poon Hill Viewpoint is the most preferred vantage point in the Annapurna base camp trail. Early in the morning, the sunrise experience from the top of Poon Hill (3210 m) is marvelous. Nowhere in the world will you see the morning sun kissing the tip of snowy mountains more spectacularly than from Poon Hill. It is definitely the backbonds of the trek and a great place to explore the stunning mountains. The vistas of over a dozen mountains make it more captivating. Moreover, the entire process of waiting for the sun to come out from the horizon fuels the journey.

Changing Vegetation Along the Trek

From the start to the finish of the journey of Annapurna Base Camp, trekkers observe and experience diverse vegetation along the trek. With diverse vegetation, the chance of diverse wildlife encounters is very high too. Temperate forests belt at the beginning and tundra at the end with alpine in between. Therefore, the 7 Days ABC trek is a diverse trekking trail in Nepal.

Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3900m)

Mount Machhapuchhres is one of the iconic and sacred peaks in the Annapurna region. Its most attractive mountain throughout the trip and trailhead of Annapurna Base Camp Trek is Pokhara valley. The sight of Mt. Machhapuchhre also known as Mt. Fishtail is ever-present throughout the journey since Pokhara. During the trekking, trekkers reach the base camp of this mountain as well. Therefore, it is also one of the major highlights of the journey.

Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) (4130m)

Base Camp of Annapurna is majestic and tranquil. It’s situated at 4130 meters above sea level. Another name for ABC Trek is the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. The base camp is completely surrounded by the legendary mountains, glaciers, and landscapes with the magnificent Himalayas. While standing at the base camp endows the feeling of being at a natural sanctuary. It is indeed a prolific moment to capture and knit in anyone’s amazing travel tale.

Multiethnic Villages

There are numerous villages of different communities on the trail. The major ethnic group living on this trail are Gurung and Magar. However, in the early phase of trekking travelers encounter hilly Brahmins, Chhetris and Dalits too. Along the ABC trail, most people are Gurung and Magar with various charming customs and typical houses.

It would be an excellent trip to see and step on the foothill of the world’s 10th tallest mountain. Leave footprints! It is an achievement of different levels. Book the Annapurna Trekking in Nepal with us. We assure you to unravel every secret of the Annapurna region. The experienced team of Nepal High Trek & Expedition definitely exceeds your expectations. Contact our travel planners and book your trekking holiday with us!

Jhinu Natural Hot Spring

Along the Annapurna base camp trail, the Jhinu hot spring is one of the iconic and charming spots for trekkers. It’s located at 1700 m above sea level and on the bank of the Modi River. There are three ponds and each pond has different temperatures. It’s a maximum of 42 degrees and local people should be renovated every year because in monsoon season ponds have spoiled by the flood. Don’t miss to go at Jhinu hot spring and taking a natural shower.

Find the diverse trekking packages of Annapurna Base Camp

We have been offering various Annapurna Base Camp Trek’s cost and customized itineraries with affordable packages according to the client’s preference plan and desires. The following trekking itineraries are not based on any specific dates and can be easily modified to the client’s holiday lengths. Check out the suitable and acceptable trekking packages for Annapurna Base Camp.

  • Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek 5 Days from Pokhara
  • Annapurna Base Camp 6 Days From Pokhara
  • Annapurna Base Camp with Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 10 Days
  • 7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek From Pokhara to Pokhara

When to Trek to Annapurna Base Camp?

The best time to trek is the dry season from Mid September to May. These months would be favorable and stunning weather to see the spectacular scenarios.  The worst time is the monsoon and winter season period from June to August and January to February September. Some people claim that the undeniable difficulties of trekking during the monsoon and winter are outweighed by the virtual absence of western hikers.

The first three months of the dry season from mid-September to mid-December offer the finest weather for trekking and hiking around the mountains. The air freshly washed by the monsoon rains is crystal clear, the mountain scenarios are exquisite and the weather is still comfortably warm. December, January, and February are still good months for trekking but quite cold and snowfall around the mountain.

From March to May the weather has been dry and warmer than an autumn season and mostly climbing and expeditions are completed during this season. The poorer quality of the Himalayan views is compensated for by the fascinating various wildflowers such as the wonderful rhododendrons. Moreover, would highly recommend the autumn and spring seasons for hiking, trekking, and climbing in Nepal.

Outline 9 Days Annapurna BC Trek’s Itinerary from Pokhara

Day 01: Drive to Nayapul  2 hrs (1,100 m) Then trek to Ghandruk 05 Hours ( 1,951 m)

Day 02: Trek to Chomrong Village 06 Hours (2,170 m)

Day 03: Trek to Dovan 2,130m via Bamboo – 06 Hours (2,050 m )

Day 04: Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp 3,720 via Deurali. 05 Hours (3,200 m)

Day 05: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) – 03 Hours (4,130 m)

Day 06: Trek back to Bamboo 06 Hours (2310 m)

Day 07: Trek to Jhinu Danda (Hot Spring) 05 Hours (1700 m)

Day 08: Trek to Potana 1,800 m via Landrunk 06 Hours

Day 09: Walk to Kande 1,770 m via Australian camp and drive to Pokhara for 1 hour.

Details Itinerary

On reaching Kathmandu International Airport received by our staff and guide. After a warm welcome then a short drive to your hotel in the main areas of Kathmandu city. Here joining with other members of Annapurna Base Camp & Sanctuary trekking, our guide will brief with full information about the trek – hotels-culture with do’s and don’ts, including welcome dinner in a nice Nepali restaurant with folk programs.
As per the given time for a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. After breakfast, our city and tour guide will pick you up with a short interesting drive for an impressive and exciting tour, Kathmandu although a metropolitan city retaining its ancient culture and traditions. Where most of the World Heritage Sites are located for your interest, including medieval period customs and culture. As it was for hundreds of centuries, Kathmandu valley is a blend of Buddhism and Hinduism in perfect harmony, after an interesting tour afternoon free preparation for Annapurna Base Camp & Sanctuary trekking.
Annapurna Base Camp & Sanctuary trek starts with an exciting overland drive on the busy highway to reach scenic Pokhara. On reaching Pokhara transfer to respective hotels by the beautiful Phewa Lake where most of the hotels are located. (For interested people can take a short scenic flight to Pokhara of 30 minutes).
After an enjoyable overnight in Pokhara with wonderful views of Annapurna, morning taking 2 hrs drive o the outskirt of Pokhara to reach our starting point of the trek at Nayapul. From here follow Modi Rive for few hours passing nice Bhirethati village and many farm villages on a pleasant path. After a few hours of the good walk, our journey leads to a climb on stone steps to a lovely village at Ghandruk for overnight with grand views of Annapurna South and Machhapuchare “Fish Tail”. This is one of the large Gurung people villages around Annapurna with time to explore this nice village with a view.

Morning along with super views of Annapurna and Fish Tail peak walk leads through a lovely forest and then uphill on a winding path to reach Kimrong village located on a ridge. Then the trail goes downhill within the forested area to the Kimrong river. Where few hours of climb brings you to Chomrong village with grand views of Annapurna South, Huinchuli, and the majestic face of Mt. Machhapuchare “Fish Tail”.

The Chomrong Village is another large Gurung village, famous as Gorkha in UK and Indian armies, besides as brave soldiers they are farmers and Cattle herders of Tibetan Buddhist religions. This will be the last permanent village before Annapurna base camp, beyond are the just small settlement with lodges to cater to the needs of trekkers.

The morning starts with a downhill walk to a river, crossing a short bridge uphill to Sinuwa at 2,360 m high, a scenic spot with few nice lodges. The path walk from here leads into the cool forested area of oaks-rhododendron and pine trees. Then a short steep descent to Bamboo a small settlement with 5-6 lodges surrounded by bamboo trees, on Modi River gorge. After Bamboo, an hour or more of slow climb brings at Dovan for an overnight stop located within Modi River Gorge with a couple of lodges for overnight stay.

After a nice overnight stop at Dovan with the sound of the raging Modi River, the morning walk leads higher through a thickly forested area reaching Himalaya Hotel located beneath Huichuli peak and the large overhanging Hinko Cave. From downhill by the Modi River crossing ablation of old avalanches of the rocky moraine, then a short climb brings at Deurali after leaving the gorge area to a more wide-open area. From Deurali after lunch stop heading higher leaving the tree lines behind following the raging glacial Modi River all the way to Machhapuchare base camp at 3,700 m high for an overnight stop, located beneath the towering North Face of the Fish Tail Mountain.

Finally, our walk leads into beautiful Annapurna Base Camp, the walk leads higher for a few hours to reach the sanctuary with a beautiful amphitheater of peaks that surrounds this wonderful place. After a few hours of pleasant walk brings you to our highest spot of the adventure at ABC Base Camp with 4,130 m. Afternoon relaxes and enjoys the views of Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545ft) Annapurna South (7,219m-23,693ft), Gangapurna (7,455m-24,457ft), and Annapurna III (7,555m-24,787ft), including to Mt. Machhapuchare (Fish-tail) at 6,790 m stretches up towards Tent Peak / Tharpu Chuli and Fluted Peaks or Singu Chuli.

Early morning go to see the high mountain views and an amazing Glacier. After breakfast back downhill through the MBC, Deaurali, Himalaya, Dovan, and an overnight stay at Bombo.

From Bamboo leaving the Modi River and the gorge behind climb up to Khuldi-Ghar into the forested area. Then short gradual walk to Sinuwa danda, from here descend to Chomrong River and then climb on steps to Chomrong for a lunch stop. A short downhill walk brings at scenic and lovely Jhinu village for an overnight stop, located on a ridge top with views of surrounding landscapes and rolling green hills. A short descent of 25 minutes reaches you at a hot spring by the Modi River.

From here on the gradual trail with few short ups and downs, passing village Bheda Kharka, and then an hour or less climb into the cool forest to reach at Pitam Deurali at 2,100 meters high, offering grand views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Huinchuli, Mt. Machhapuchare and of Ghandruk village. From Deurali downhill through the forest to Potana village for the last overnight stop on the high hills of Annapurna.

The trail leads you to a scenic spot located on a large meadow with parallel views of the Annapurna and Manaslu range of mountains. Our final walk of this adventure leads downhill to the road head at Kande village for the drive back at picturesque Pokhara by the serene Phewa Lake after an hour of exciting drive.

Enjoying time in lovely Pokhara with glorious views, morning depart for Kathmandu with an interesting overland drive to Kathmandu after a grand time at Annapurna Base Camp & Sanctuary trekking. In Kathmandu afternoon is free for individual activities and shopping for souvenirs.
(option by air 30 minutes of scenic flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu)

Our adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! Nepal High Trek & Expedition representative will escort us to the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

Cost Details

  • Airport Pick up drop (Airport /Hotel/Airport) by private car.
  • Two night’s standard selected Hotel in Katmandu with Breakfast
  • Two night’s standard hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast
  • Meals During Trek:(Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking.
  • Three times cup a tea.
  • Trekking permit: ‘Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS)  and ACAP Permit.
  • All necessary paper works.
  • Pokhara to Nayapul and Nayapul to Siwai by private vehicle.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara / Kathmandu tourist bus ticket.
  • Good accommodation on the trek.
  • Fresh fruit during the trek
  • NHL’S Dawn jacket, sleeping bag & duffle bag.
  • An experienced, expert, helpful and friendly Guide. Porters: Experience Trekking Porters(1 porter for 2 clients). And Their well-paid Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation, and Insurance for the Guide and Porter
  • Adventure Certificate: NHT provides Adventure Certificate.
  • The arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service will be paid for by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical kit bag.
  • Farewell dinner.

Cost Exclude:

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Katmandu).
  • Your Travel and rescue insurance.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • All the Food in Kathmandu. Also in the case of early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled Itinerary.
  • All the expenses in mountain over than scheduled itinerary (due to strike, delay or canceled flight)
  • Extra night Hotel in Kathmandu if arrive early or late departure than scheduled Itinerary.
  • All the Bar bills and personal expenses (phone call, laundry service, battery recharge, a bottle of water, hot water, shower.
  • Tips for the guide and porter.

Trip Map

FAQS

If you are traveling to Nepal you will get an arrival tourist visa. The Nepal visa will be provided by Nepal Immigration at Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu, Nepal.
Yes, all ground transportation is included in the ABC Trekking package, and Nepal High Trek & Expedition’s staff will pick up & drop you before and after trek at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu Nepal.
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is situated in mid-west Nepal and the ABC Trek is into the Annapurna Region of Nepal. The Annapurna Trekking Region is the largest and most popular trekking route in Nepal.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a moderate walking journey that leads you at 4130m a maximum height. The ABC trek is not a difficult and high-altitude trek in the Annapurna region. This trek can easily complete everybody without AMS.
ABC Trek is a safe and moderate trek in the Annapurna region. Nepal High Trek team highly provides professional crews and quality necessary gear with first aid kits.

Usually, The Annapurna Base Camp Trek can be completed within 9 to 11 days from Kathmandu. If you want to start ABC Trek from Pokhara the trek can be completed within a short day.

The Pokhara is a major gateway of the Annapurna region treks. Before starting the ABC trek you must ½ hour drive to Nayapul and a real walking journey begins and ends at Nayapul.

Usually, travelers must walk 5 to 7 hours per on the ABC Trek but you don’t have to walk at a high altitude. If you can or possibly start the walk early in the morning.

To complete the ABC Trek you have needed Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) and Annapurna Conservation Area of Project (ACAP).

March to May and September to till December would be the best time to trek to Annapurna Base Camp and around the Annapurna region.
Travel Insurance is mandatory to trek around the Himalayas Nepal. Your travel insurance must be cover emergency rescue and medical expenses too.
Annapurna region treks are completely based on tea houses like Guesthouses and twin sharing beds available on the ABC Trek.
Whatever you like the meals and along the trek, you can have various meals and also available Nepalese typical meals too. Usually, around the mountain meals will be fresh and hygienic.
It is not recommended to drink the tap water on the trek but you fill the tap water and use to water tablet or water pill. Each Guesthouse has paying purified boiled drinking water, but also available bottled mineral water along the ABC Trek.
Mobile coverage (4G service) and paying internet connection are accessible along the ABC Trail. Paying wifi service available at each hotel during the trek.
Credit cards can be used only till Pokhara but on the trek, some hotels accept credit cards. It would be easy to carry some cash.
Yes, we have a special package for solo travelers for ABC Trek. We can make or design an itinerary according to your physical condition and preference plans. Nepal High Trek is happy to leads all types of travelers.
You need to pay 10 to 15% in advance for ABC Trek. We can guarantee the trip when we get the amount in advance. In addition, you can pay the remaining amount on arrival in Kathmandu. If you can bring the remaining amount in cash. We accept credit cards but a 4% extra fee takes by the card center.

When completed the trek guide and porter highly appreciated a tip. However, tips are a common reward for the service staff during the trek and are honored with this kind of traditional gratitude at the end of your trek.

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Client Reviews

Vanda Gooley

Australia, NSW

In 2010, my son, husband and I did the Langtang Valley Trek with Anjan as our amazing guide. His knowledge of the area was extensive, including walking expectations, weather and terrain conditions, and the best places to stop, rest, eat and sleep. So much so, that other Trekkers called on his advice despite having their own guides. He was a very acknowledges an expert mountain guide. On the trek, Anjan was nurturing, fun and extremely amicable with everyone. He had a very endearing personality, and over the two-week trek, he became a member of our family. I highly recommend Anjan to anybody considering undertaking any trek in Nepal.

Robert Francisco

USA, California

I have done 3 treks with Anjan and Nepal High Trek & Expedition Langtang gosainkund Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek and Island peak climbing and Annapurna circuit Trekking 5 years before in Nepal. That’s was wonderful and lifetime trip in my life. Due to weather conditions, we had to change our plans and return to Besi chair and then do the Annapurna Base Camp with a few extra places along the way. My guide was Anjan and he was so helpful. When our itinerary had to change he was helpful, suggested other options and did what he could to make the best of a situation beyond all human control. Anjan is very proud of his country and willing to share all his knowledge and experience with his clients. Nepal High Trek & Expedition is trustworthy, takes all responsibility and all problems The staff at Nepal High Trek are very helpful and willing to help you with any information or anything else you may need. I would highly recommend this agency as they are professional, competent and helpful! I will definitely be back and trekking with them in the future.

Rajan Riv Turck

German, Munich

Ghorepani poon hill trek “Lieber Anjan, das Trekking mit dir war super! Es hat uns sehr viel Spaß gemacht! Die Kombination aus Abenteuer, Natur und Wandern ist ideal zum Abschalten! Du bist ein großartiger Führer!!!”