• Duration 16 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate

    The moderate grade includes a one-week to fifteen-day itinerary. It can reach up to 5000 meter altitude range, but the trails will be moderate (neither easy nor tough). High altitude may affect walking speed and distance. You need to have acclimatization over 3000 meters.

  • Maximum Altitude 4130
  • Group Size Minimum 02 Person
  • Best Time Sep-May

Annapurna Base Camp Trek in the mid-western part of Nepal is a popular trekking destination for travelers from all over the world. The amazing vistas of the Himalayas along with culture and tradition of the locals make this journey an outstanding trekking experience in Nepal. Annapurna Base Camp trekking offers you the lavish views of Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Tukuche Peak (6,920m), Nilgiri North (7,061m), Nilgiri Centre (6,940m), Nilgiri South (6,839m), Annapurna I (8,091m), Fishtail (6,993m Machhapuchhre), Gangapurna, Tent Peak, Annapurna South (7,647m), Hiunchuli, Annapurna IV (7,525m), Annapurna II (7,937m), Lamjung Himal (6,988m), Manaslu (8,156m) and many other trekking peaks along with beautiful sunset and sunrise.

Annapurna Base Camp trail takes us through some of the dense forests of the Annapurna Region where the trekkers will encounter many springs and rivers. Crossing these rivers on small bridges will provide a sense of adventure to the travelers from all over the world. During the March- April (Spring Season), the trail is filled with blooming Rhododendron (national flower of Nepal) which adds to the beauty of the region.

At an altitude of 4,130m, Annapurna Base Camp trek is a moderate level hiking trail which can be done by people of all age. Adventure Treks Nepal has been able to operate Annapurna Base Camp trek for groups with Kids to Senior Citizens. No matter which age group you are from, if planned properly Annapurna Base Camp Trek can be conquered by everyone.

The initial stage of Trek winds up through the settlement of Ulleri, Nangethati towards Ghorepani from where an early morning sunrise will provide you an awe- inspiring view of the Himalayas from Poonhill. If you are trekking to Annapurna Base Camp we request you not to miss the Sunrise from Poonhill.

Crossing many rivers and springs on Suspension and wooden bridges, the trail gradually climbs up towards Himalaya via Chhomrong and Sinuwa. The vegetation after Himalaya gradually changes and becomes thinner as we will be approaching above the tree line. From Deurali the trees become smaller and the trekkers will step into the Grassland up until Annapurna Base Camp.

Along the route, we will pass the Machhapuchre Base Camp (Fishtail Base Camp). Mt. Fishtail is an unclimbed mountain and is dedicated to lord Shiva. With its difficult terrain and religious value, the Government of Nepal doesn't issue permits to anyone to summit this mountain.

With various extraordinary views of Himalayas, terraced fields and valleys, Annapurna Base Camp Trek can be an ideal destination for travelers seeking for Adventure into nature. Passing different Chortens, Stupas and Temples along the way is like a bonus to everyone trekking in Annapurna Sanctuary Region.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Highlights

  • Sunrise from Poonhill (3,210 m) which is regarded as one of the best sunrise spot in Nepal with Panaromic view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Range including two of the 8000ers of the world. i.e Dhaulagiri (8,167m ) and Annapurna I ( 8,091m).
  • 360 degree view of the Himalayas from Annapurna Base Camp including Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Singha Chuli, Mt. Machhapuchre (Fishtail) and more.
  • Trekking through the local settlements of Poon and Gurung community.
  • Natural Hot Spring at Jhinu which heals your aching body after the trek.
  • Amazing view of the Glaciers and river flowing from the glacier of Annapurna Range.
  • Diversified flora and fauna along the trail.
  • Getting along with the locals and learning about their culture and tradition.
Itinerary

Note: If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences

Trip Plan
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Upon your arrival, a representative from Adventure Treks Nepal will be waiting outside the airport gates to take you to the hotel. Depending on time of arrival, plans will be made for a briefing meeting once you have settled in. Please let us know if there is anything special you would like to do while in Kathmandu. We can help you arrange that.

  • Max Altitude: 1,330m / 4,365 ft.
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Duration: 30 - 45 min

A Day filled with sightseeing of cultural heritage sites of Kathmandu VAlleys. After your breakfast at the hotel you will depart on an informational and exciting trip to the World Heritage monuments of Kathmandu. Bhaktapur city will be our first stop for the day, which is 15 km from Kathmandu, known as city of Devotees and center of medieval art and architecture founded by King Anand Dev in 889 AD, visit Nyatapola temple, the most beautiful temple of Nepal, the 15th century palace of 55 windows, Golden gate and other place of Interest.

The two other destinations are the Pilgrimage sites for Hinduism and Buddhism. The trip to Pashupatinath will allow you to witness the Hindu Cremation Process along the Bagmati River in front of the Main Temple. Next will be the Peaceful stupa of Boudhanath. Your tour Guide will help you to choose a perfect destination to have lunch according to your preference.

  • Max Altitude: 1,330m / 4,365 ft.
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Duration: 5 - 6 hours

Today we will be moving to another beautiful city in western Nepal, Pokhara. Popular amongst the travelers for its pristine natural beauty the flight to Pokhara offers some of the amazing views of the Chains of Mountains Including Ganesh Himal Range, Manaslu Range, Annapurna Range and Dhaulagiri Range. The rest of the day is at leisure in Pokhara. Sightseeing tours and other activities such as Boating, Bungee and Zip Lining can be arranged if you are interested.

Advice: Don’t forget to ask for the seat at the Right Side of the Plane for Himalayas Views.

  • Max Altitude: 970m / 3,182 ft.
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Duration: 25 - 30 min

After your breakfast at the hotel in Pokhara we begin our drive to Nayapul which is approximately 40 k.m. from Pokhara. The drive will take around 1 hour 30 min after which we will begin our trek. The first part of the trail takes us to Birethati where we will check in our ACAP permit and TIMS. We then cross the river at Birethati and head left along the gentle slope to Tikhedhunga where we cross the Bhurungdi Khola River on two suspension bridges. After crossing the river we will start the steep climb to Ulleri where we will be spending the night.

  • Max Altitude: 2,020m / 6,630 ft.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Duration: 5-6 Hours

After breakfast we continue our trek towards Ghorepani through the settlements of Banthati and Nangethati. We also pass a spring inside the forest after Banthati. Crossing the spring by a bridge we continue towards our destination. Occasional views of the peaks give way to a narrower valley, passing through Rhododendron forest then eventually reaching the village of Ghorepani where we spend a night.

  • Max Altitude: 2,810 / 9,220 ft.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Duration: 4 - 5 Hours

Your guide will check the weather forecast and let you know the sunrise time. We will hike up to Poonhill early in the morning and return back to tea house for breakfast. The sunrise from Ghorepani is said to be one of the best sunrise as the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu Himalayan Range which includes Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak, Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, Barahi Shikhar, Machhapuchhre offer breathtaking views.

After breakfast we continue trekking towards Chuile. The first part of the trek is an ascent to Thabala Hill from where we will observe magnificent views of the Himalayas. We will then descend down to Deurali where we pass a few teahouses and continue towards Banthanti where we will have our lunch. The trail then descends to a river from where we again climb up to Tadapani from where we take a left towards Chule.

  • Max Altitude: 2,375m / 7,792 ft.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Duration: 7 - 8 Hours

The day begins on a sheer path inside the Rhododendron forests after your breakfast and onto the terraced fields which seems absolutely stunning. We then climb unwaveringly passing exalted waterfalls and cross a suspension bridge. The trail ahead is a fixture of ups and downs finally reaching Chhomrong, our final destination for the day. It is a beautiful village located on the lap of the giant Annapurna massif. Overnight in Chhomrong.

  • Max Altitude: 2,170m / 7,119 ft.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Duration: 4 - 5 Hours

Leaving Chhomrong the trail descends to cross the Chhomrong Khola on a suspension bridge, then climbs high above the Modi Khola on its west bank. The trail then ascends through the villages of Tilche and Sinuwa and finally reaches Kuldi at 2350m. From here the trail descends a long, steep stone staircase into bamboo and rhododendron forests and eventually we reach the small settlement of Bamboo Lodge at 2,340m. After lunch at bamboo The trail continues along the west bank of the Modi Khola valley through dense bamboo forest, occasionally dropping to cross tributary streams, but ascending continuously, and reaches the settlement of Doban at 2630m where there are several good lodges. The trail then continues high above the river to our resting place for the night, the small settlement of tea-houses known as Himalayan Hotel at 2900m.

  • Max Altitude: 2,900m / 9,515 ft.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Duration: 6 - 7 Hours.

From Himalaya it is an hour's walk to Hinku Cave at 3160m, and a further half an hour to Deurali at 3230m. Above Deurali the valley widens and becomes less steep. Reaching Deurali brings a feeling to us that we are near to our destination. We can now see the 'gates' to the Sanctuary. The trail continues into the Sanctuary to meet the Modi Khola and follows the river to Bagar, a meadow at 3310m.

From Bagar we continue to trek upwards and reach the area known as Machhapuchhre Base Camp at 3720m. This is a collection of tea-houses spread over a large area. From here the mountain views are fantastic and include Annapurna (8091m).

  • Max Altitude: 3712m / 12,178 ft.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Duration: 4-5 Hours.

Today is the main highlight of the trek where we will be heading towards the highest point of the trek, Annapurna Base Camp at an elevation of 4,130 meters. It will take around 2-3 hours to reach Annapurna Base Camp from here. We begin our trek after your breakfast on the trail that offers splendid views of Annapurna giants and other surrounding mountains. After we arrive at the Base Camp the entire area is surrounded by mountains which are perfect to take some pictures for memory. We reach Annapurna Base Camp before noon allowing us to have plenty of time to enjoy nature.

  • Max Altitude: 4,130m / 13,550 ft.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Duration: 2-3 Hours.

After spending a night at the Base Camp we retrace our footsteps back to Bamboo on the same trail we used to get to the Base camp. The trail today is quite easy as it will be mostly downhill. If possible we will trek further ahead to Sinuwa. We will have marvelous sceneries always cheering us while we retrace our footsteps back to Bamboo. If you are able to trek upto sinuwa today, you will have a good and less crowded time at Hot Spring as most of the big groups stop at Bamboo.

  • Max Altitude: 2,340m / 7,677 ft.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Duration: 7 - 8 Hours.

After your breakfast we will resume our trek towards Jhinu Danda where the hot water springs are waiting for us. We will ascend to Kuldighar followed by descent to Chhomromg Khola. The hot spring at Jhinu Danda is a perfect medicine to heal your aching body after a long trek. We can spend our remaining time relaxing at the hot spring in Jhinu Danda.

  • Max Altitude: 1,760m / 5,776 ft.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Duration: 4 - 5 Hours.

The trail today is comparatively very easy to Potana. We walk through New Bridge, Landruk, Bhedikharkha and Deurali to finally reach Potana. Potana is a village at an elevation of 2,005 meters offering marvelous views of Annapurna Himalayan Range and Fishtail.

  • Max Altitude: 1,890m / 6,200 ft.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Duration: 7 - 8 Hours.

It is a short hike on this day. We begin our trek after your breakfast towards Dhampus from where the trail is steep downhill towards Phedi. From Phedi we drive towards Pokhara which is regarded as one of the beautiful cities of Nepal. The evening is free. You can explore the lakeside area and catch a beautiful sunset view.

  • Max Altitude: 970 / 7,677 ft.
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Duration: 3 - 4 Hours.

After breakfast in Pokhara, we have a mountain flight to Kathmandu; it is a thrilling, exciting flight over forests, fields and villages with the Himalayas in the background. On arrival, we transfer to the hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure for any last minute shopping for your loved ones.

  • Max Altitude: 1,330m / 4,365 ft.
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Duration: 25 - 30 min

A representative from Adventure Treks Nepal will drop you to the airport. Return back home with the memories for lifetime.

  • Max Altitude: 1,330m / 4,365 ft.
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Duration: 30-45 min
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Cost Details
Included
  • Arrival and Departure Transport.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Duffel Bag using for Trekking.
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during the Trekking.
  • Accommodation in Tea house during the trekking.
  • Kathmandu Pokhara Kathmandu flight.
  • Pokhara Nayapul Transport.
  • Phedi Pokhara Transport.
  • Trekking Porter with Insurance. (We Provide 01 Porter for 02 Pax).
  • Trekking Guide with insurance.
  • Trekking guide and porter's food and accommodation, wages etc.
  • First Aid kit.
  • Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Region map.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entry permit fee.
  • Trekker’s Information Management system (TIMS).
  • Farewell dinner with cultural program.
  • Water purification tablets.
  • All Government taxes.
  • Office service charge.
Excluded
  • International Airfare.
  • Your travel insurance of any kind
  • Nepal entry Visa fee (US$ 50 for 30 days you should get visa open your arrival)
  • Drinks, Dessert, Juice, Mineral Water, Heater charge, Hot Shower during the Trekking and main meals in cities.
  • Tips for Guide, Porter and driver.
Essential Information

Permit: In order to trek to Annapurna Base Camp travelers are expected to have two types of Permits which are issued by the Government of Nepal. These two permits are Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS). Adventure Treks Nepal will prepare these permits for its clients before their arrival in Nepal.

Accommodation: While you stay in major cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara you have the options to choose from a wide range of hotels from luxurious five star properties to budget hotels. Adventure Treks Nepal always provides options to its clients during the inquiry which will allow them to choose their preferred types of Accommodation.

During your trekking you will be staying at Tea House (Lodges). Some of these Tea Houses (until and below chhomrong) have attached bathrooms which we can arrange and book for you with extra cost. You have to mention that while booking the trip.

Transportation: According to the group size we will book the vehicle. All of our land transportation will be done by Private / Tourist standard vehicles with air conditioning. We prefer to take a flight from Kathmandu- Pokhara- Kathmandu via Buddha Air (Nepal's safest Airline) for our Annapurna Base Camp Trek. You may have the option to drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara as well, which will take approximately 8 hours.

Meals: During your stay in the cities only Breakfast is provided at the hotel buffet.

While you are in Annapurna Region your Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner is included and you get to choose from the menu. The menu in Annapurna Region also includes western items like Oats Porridge, Muesli, Fried Noodles, Pizza, Spaghetti, Macaroni, and Spring Rolls along with some delicious Nepali cuisines like Momo, Tibetan Bread and Dal Bhat (a set lunch/ dinner item with rice, vegetables, pickle and lentil soup). In the course of your trekking we request you to try local cuisines which have great taste.

Training for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Before starting your Journey to Annapurna Base Camp we suggest you get involved in 4 to 6 weeks fitness training. If you are in your best physical fitness you will have no problem completing the trek with a normal itinerary.

Include walking on the treadmill in your workout routine and if you can add incline mode to increase the difficulty which will improve your strength. Also do lots of cardio to keep those muscles relaxed.

If you wish you can perform your workouts with weighted exercises which will definitely be worth it while you hike those uphill during the trek.

FAQs

Annapurna Base Camp trek is regarded as a moderate trekking trail in Nepal. With many accents and descents along the trail you need to have some experience of walking for a few hours (5-7 hrs) per day. The trail after MBC is gradual although the altitude will make it difficult for some hikers.

We suggest you hit the gym for a few weeks before the start of your trek or walk for a few hours. General exercises prior to your trip will be beneficial for the trek.

The answer is yes. Annapurna Base Camp can be done by first time hikers as well. But you have to make sure you ascend slowly as the altitude might get you sometimes. However, as professionals, we would suggest you do some basic physical exercises like walking, running prior to the trek which will help you during the trekking.

Most of the Tea Houses have internet connection which will allow you to keep updated with your loved ones during the trek. But as we go high in altitude the internet connection might not be strong and may not work sometimes if the weather is bad. Moreover, the Wi-Fi is available throughout the trek but the strength of the connection will vary from place to place.

Guides can play a crucial role in order to complete your trek without any hassle. They will make sure you stay in the best tea house possible and will assist you throughout the trek. Their knowledge about the region will make your journey more reliable and safe.

Also the Government of Nepal has made Guides compulsory in order to trek in the Himalayas of Nepal.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is for all group sizes and age groups. Nepal is absolutely safe for solo male and female travelers which allows you to explore this beautiful nation without much risk. You will encounter many happy souls along the trail and you might not be completely alone during the trek.

However, we suggest you get yourself a porter guide or guide who will be crucial when something unwanted emergencies occur during the trek.

You will need two types of trekking Permit to trek in Annapurna Region i.e. TIMS Permit (Trekkers Information Management System) and ACAP Permit (Annapurna Conservation Area Project). These Permits will be prepared by Adventure Treks Nepal for our valued guests. You just have to provide us with your passport copies and we will take care of the rest.

Annapurna Base Camp is for everyone. We have successfully operated groups with kids from 9 years of age to 70+. If you have Kids or senior citizens in your group it is always a better idea to add a few days to the normal itinerary and acclimatize properly. Join our experienced team and fulfill your dream.

Spring and autumn are the best seasons in Nepal to trek in the Annapurna Base Camp route. These months generally offer beautiful Himalayan views with clear blue sky.

Especially in the spring season the area receives glorious vistas of Rhododendron in different colors such as Red, Pink, white and orange.

Yes, most of the Tea House have Internet connection and provide that facility to all the visitors with a minimum charge around 200 to 300 Nepali Rupees. The internet might not be fast but is very useful to message your loved ones to let them know about their safety.