Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Trip Price: $1150 pp
  • Trip Reviews:
    6 Reviews
  • Total Duration:15 Days
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Max Elevation:4130 M
  • Max Group Size:1- 20 Person
  • Best Time:March - May & Sep - Dec
  • Trip Mode:Tea House/ Lodge
  • Start Point:Tikhedhunga
  • End Point:Jhinu
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  • Reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp on the single trek
  • Explore the local Gurung Villages in Ulleri, Ghorepani and Chhomrong Village
  • Spectacular views of snow-capped Himalayas-Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Hiuchuli, Mt. Machhapuchre, Lamjung Himal, etc.
  • Best Sunrise and stunning mountain views in the early morning from Poonhill
  • You can get a close view of Annapurna I, tenth highest Mountain in the world from Annapurna Base Camp.
  • You will Pass beautiful Rhododendron Forests and bamboo jungle on the way where rhododendron blossoms will include an alternate flavor in the trek.
  • Rejuvenate yourself with the natural hot spring near Jhinu Danda
  • Learn about the Different ethnic diversity of Nepal
  • The base camp itself presents delightful glimpses of the Annapurna ranges.
  • Outlandish vegetation’s and faunas all through the path
  • Draw nearer to the remote way of life of local people in the mountains.
  • Airport transfers – pick up and drop
  • All ground transportation during entire ABC Trek
  • Your accommodation in a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast plan
  • Your accommodation in best guesthouses available (on twin sharing basis) during the trek with breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout the trekking journey
  • All paper works
  • National park and heritage sites entry tickets
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) and trekking permits in Annapurna.
  • A licensed, English speaking, experienced guide along with a porter (1 for two clients)
  • All the costs of guide and porters including accidental insurance
  • Duffel bag, sleeping bags for the trek (to be returned to us after the trek)
  • Heaven Himlaya T-shirts, Annapurna trekking route map and a travel completion certificate
  • All applicable government taxes and service charges.
  • First aid kit
  • Meals (lunch and dinner) in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • International airfare
  • Visa costs
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal refreshment items like cold drinks, snacks, etc.
  • Personal utility items like laundry, telephone expenses electricity charges, etc.
  • Personal trekking gears.
  • Tips for guides and porters

Overview

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a hiking trip package that takes you close to the Annapurna massif in Nepal that showcases the magnificent, colossal, and majestic side of mountains. With this hike, you walk to the base camp of the world’s 10th highest mountain, Mt. Annapurna.

The height of the Annapurna Base Camp is 4,130 m. That means you will trek to the altitude of 4,000 m. Trekking to the base camp of Annapurna I (the 10th highest mountain in the world) will be adventurous and exciting. Also, it is suitable for every trekker as the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is moderate to mild difficulty in level.

The ABC trek is full of fantastic walks through diverse landscapes, gorges with outstanding mountain views that you may have never seen before, and faunas of wide varieties knitted with terraced paddy fields along with the indigenous people’s villages belonging to Gurung families.

Route to Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna base camp trek is one of the best on short trekking trips and the place sees thousands of travelers in a single season. The route is heaven for those who love walking and hiking in the wilderness. This Trek takes you inside thick forests filled with rhododendrons, fir, and oak trees, green pastures, stone-paved traced stairs, etc. All the while, you can interact with the local people, and share your stories and experiences with them.

Annapurna base camp trekking introduces you to the uniquely balanced human and ecosystem. We can see the transcending natural beauty and rich cultural diversity in the Annapurna Region. And we are here to facilitate you on your trip to make it the best trekking experience you will ever have. It’s a 2 weeks tour. However, we can customize the trip from 7 minimum to 15 days maximum.

On the way to Annapurna base camp, you will come across the unique beauty of the close view of Mt. Machhapuchhre. The 6995 m tall Machhapuchhre will melt your heart. Annapurna Base camp has become one of the most popular, visited, and the most mentioned trekking destination in the world. Very few tourist areas can outmatch the glory and beauty of this Nepali gem.

In a nutshell, the Annapurna Base Camp hike is a popular choice among outdoor adventurers around the world. Further, if you want to take a circuit around the Annapurna region, then we have Annapurna Circuit Trek designed to meet your interest.

So, aren’t you excited about an Annapurna Base Camp Trekking? Book your Trek now.

Itinerary Expand all

Please find the 14 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary.  We hope these aides in settling in and arranging out your trek to Annapurna Base Camp.

Welcome to the land of pure mystic and spirituality. Our representative will greet and warmly receive you and support you with the transportation to transfer you to your respective hotels.

World heritage sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhu Nath, Boudha Nath, Pasupati Nath, etc. Preparation for the trekking.

Early tourist bus drive to Pokhara. Evening walk around Pokhara lakeside

An hour's drive will take you to Nayapul. Trek towards Birethanti and finally reach Tikhedhunga.

Slow ascend through Ulleri, terraced fields, and rhododendron forests. Night stay at Ghorepani.

Early morning hike to Poonhill for the sunrise view. Descend back to Ghorepani and head towards Tadapani

Further, ascend towards Chhomrong. Pass through rhododendron forests. Enjoy majestic views of Mt. Annapurna South, Mt. Machhapuchhre and Mt. Himchuli, etc.

A short trek start with a descend from Chhomrong crossing the river and ascend towards Dovan passing through Sinwa, bamboo forests.

Trek to Deurali from Dovan following a soggy woods of emerald and fatigued Bamboo. We will come to the path where rhododendron blossoms will include an alternate flavor in the trek. Go through a night a Deurali.

Ascend past the forest and finally through one of the most beautiful gorges that welcomes you to the dreamland of Himalayas. Walking alongside the roaring river, you will advance towards Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Then a steady walk from MBC to Annapurna Base Camp, enjoying the paradise views of the surrounding hills and mountains. You will be amazed by the spectacular views of snow-capped Himalayas-Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Hiuchuli, Mt. Machhapuchre, Lamjung Himal, etc. Viewing the tenth most elevated mountain of the world directly before us is, in reality, stupendous. Tonight, stay in a lodge at Annapurna Base Camp.                             

Start early towards Bamboo through MBC, Dovan, to ascend to Bamboo hill. You will enjoy the fresh walk through bamboo forests.

Start early descend from Bamboo and cross the Chomrong Village. You will see the village lifestyle and a Sheep Farm on the way to Jhigu Danda. A small hike downhill from Jhigu will reach to Hot Spring. Enjoy the natural Hot spring here. Tonight, spend some time at a guesthouse.

Start an early stroll from Jhigu Danda towards Nayapul. You walk past the Modi Khola and sparkling rice fields. In about 2-3 hours, you will reach Nayapul. Then, after a 3 hours' drive from Nayapul, you will reach Pokhara. Tonight, spend some time at a hotel in Pokhara.

Take an early tourist bus to Kathmandu. Evening walks around the core city of Kathmandu and souvenir shopping.

Today is the end of your Trek to Annapurna Base Camp. You will be dropped at the International airport 3 hours before your flight time by our representative. We hope you had a great time with us. Thank you, and have a safe journey.

If in case, the above ABC Trek itinerary does not match your outing timeframe and you would want a custom-designed itinerary, then please let us know here. We will build a custom itinerary based on your interests and time for travel. Happy Booking.

Frequently Asked Questions Expand all

Annapurna Base Camp is extremely cold, with temperatures ranging from -1 to -15 degrees Celsius on average. Although the daytime temperature is mild, the nights are freezing. You feel more cold moving at higher altitudes.

However, the exact temperatures change with the weather and the seasons of the year. During spring, i.e., from March to May, you will have warm days with bright sunlight. The daytime temperature in spring ranges from 17°C to 20°C, but the nights are colder, with temperatures falling below 5°C. The summer, i.e. June, July, and August are mild, and the temperature ranges between 20 °C and 25 °C. But the night temperature or the morning temperature is around the freezing point, i.e. around 5°C. During summer, the days are humid with plenty of rainfall and thunderstorms.

Next, autumn is the best season to trek to Annapurna Base Camp. The months of September, October, and November are mild, with day temperatures around 15 to 17°C (59–63°F). But, the nights are the same as before, i.e., around 5°C.

Likewise, in months like December, January, and February, that is winter, the days and nights are both at freezing points. Although the day temperature at Annapurna Base Camp in winter hovers around 9°C and the nights around 0°C or below freezing points, people also trek in this season to enjoy the bright Himalayas and snow everywhere.

The Annapurna Base Camp is around 240 km west of Kathmandu. If you want to go to the ABC from Kathmandu, then you have to take a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. It takes 25–30 minutes to reach Pokhara. All domestic airlines run flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The fare from Kathmandu to Pokhara is $25–$130 per person. Otherwise, if you want to travel by bus, it's a long journey of 204 km. By bus, it takes 7-8 hours to reach Pokhara. From Pokhara, it takes 6 days to reach the base camp. First, we drive to Nayapul, then hike to Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, Poonhill, Chhomrong, Dovan, Deurali, and finally to Annapurna Base Camp.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is 67 km long. It takes 10–12 days to finish the trek by trekking up to 5-6 hours a day at an altitude that keeps rising to 4230 m. So, be aware of altitude sickness and carry some measure of precaution while trekking. It is necessary to be fit and healthy while trekking.

Yes, you can prefer a helicopter for the ABC trek if you have a short time. You can have a helicopter tour from Kathmandu or Pokhara. With the helicopter tour, you can have the best view of the lake, majestic Himalayas, and snow peaks. The helicopter rests around the mountains, so you can have a day tour around the Himalayan ranges. Later, you can continue with a helicopter ride back to Kathmandu or end the tour with a hike back from Annapurna to Pokhara.

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No, the ABC is quite a safe and relevant hiking destination because trekkers cover a 67 km distance in 10–12 days. It is also lower in elevation compared to others. So, even first-time hikers can attempt to complete the hike.

Yes, you can hike to Annapurna Base Camp without a guide. But you need to be more precise and have sound planning for the trek. Although it's possible, we don't recommend trekking alone. Trekking alone invites more risks. It's far easier with a trekking guide. A guide knows everything about the hiking routes and is familiar with the natural wildlife. Likewise, they will recommend the best place to stay and the best local foods. When traveling at a high altitude, altitude sickness is a major threat to our health. So traveling alone is risky, and you won't have anyone to take care of you in case any injuries occur. With a guide, he will have experience in treating injuries or be able to contact or reach the nearest hospitals or health care centers.

The ABC Trek is less challenging than the EBC Trek. The route to Everest comprises several difficulties because we climb several hundred meters in a single day. Annapurna Base Camp is at 4,130m, while Everest Base Camp is at 5,380m. Therefore, you feel Everest is colder than Annapurna. Altitude sickness is more prevalent on Everest. The starting point of the Annapurna hike, Pokhara is accessible in several ways, such as roadways and airways. As the starting point of Everest trekking, Lukla is only accessible through the airway.

In addition, in terms of scenery, both places are unique and offer splendid mountain views. The mountains visible during the ABC Trek include Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna II (7937 m), Annapurna III (7555 m), Annapurna IV (7525 m), Gangapurna (7455 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Khangsar Kang (7485 m), Tarke Kang (7202 m), Machhapuchhre (6993 m), Hiunchuli (6441 m) and others. Mt. Everest (8848 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8188 m), Mt. Lhotse (8516 m), Mt. Nuptse (7861 m), Mt. Pumori (7161 m), Mt. Abu Dablam (6812 m), Mt. Imja Tse (6160 m), and Mt. Thamserku (6623 m) are visible during the EBC trek.

There are plenty of accommodation facilities available along the hiking routes. There are many tourist-friendly hotels, lodges, guest houses, and teahouses. The cost depends upon the standard of the guest house, lodge, and hotels. Similarly, you can also find luxury and deluxe hotels and lodges in Pokhara. Hotels provide you with various types of facilities, like comfortable beds, pillows, blankets, hot and cold water, free Wi-Fi, etc.

With this package, you will stay at a three-star category hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara. And, you will use tea houses run by local families on the walking routes. Tea houses are small lodges that offer comfortable rooms and great local food. The room in the tea houses has two beds and a table. The bed has a mattress, pillows, and a white quilt. If this does not make you warm, then you can try adding a sleeping bag.

The dining room has a common area with a fireplace or stove in the center. You can keep yourself warm there. Except in Pokhara and Kathmandu, you rarely find western toilets along the routes. In most tea houses, the toilet will be outside of your room. There will be a place to clean and enjoy the shower.

Yes, you can get water bottles during your trek, but it may cost more than you go up. Because of the transport costs, the prices of mineral water have been raised. So, it's better to take your water bottles and water purification tablets for your safety and to lower your expenses. Also, carrying your water bottle is environmentally friendly and sustainable. For fillings, you will find a water filling station in some places. The guide who is traveling with you will help you fill-up the bottles. Although the water in these filling stations is safe to drink, it may be hard water, so you can also use purification methods to enhance its taste.

Yes, carrying some necessary hygiene and toiletries is recommended for the base camp trip. Small packs of items like sunscreen, face and body moisturizer, toothpaste, toothbrush, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, lightweight towel, deodorant, first aid kit with regular medicine, sanitary pad (for girls) will be extremely useful for you.

Refer to our complete packing list for trekking in Nepal.

The documents you have to pack for the trek are a passport, visa, travel insurance, air ticket, voucher, map, guidebook, money, and route permits. Heaven Himalaya will arrange permits for you before your arrival, and for that, you will need to send us your valid passport and two passport-sized photographs.

Yes, you need to pack electronic items like a mobile phone and charger, a camera, memory card, tripod stand, power bank, plug adapter, headlamp, and extra batteries. Except in the main areas, you should pay for charging electronic devices like in local tea houses. Also, please remember that you can't find flat-pronged plugs during the ABC hike in Nepal. The plugs here have two or three prongs and are Type C, M, or D. The normal voltage in the plugs is 230V/50Hz. Therefore, please do not forget to bring a universal adapter to charge your devices.

There may be a risk of altitude sickness because each person reacts differently according to their fitness level. So, you must know about altitude sickness symptoms and preventive measures. Our guide will check on you every time there are symptoms of altitude sickness. If you develop any symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, tiredness, shortness of breath, or loss of appetite, explain it to your guide. He will check on you and provide feedback. They are well trained in first aid and can handle preliminary emergencies. They will always carry an oxygen meter, a first aid box, and Diamox. If the sickness is mild, you will continue your journey. But if you get serious, we will evacuate you as an emergency to the nearest city. However, the Annapurna Base Camp trek doesn't invite altitude sickness like Everest Base Camp.

No, you won't find any ATMs in the mountains. You will only find ATMs in Pokhara and Kathmandu. So, it's better to cash your money in Pokhara before starting the trek. Please remember, the shops and guesthouses do not accept foreign currency, so consult your guide about changing it to Nepalese rupees.

We cover the accommodation and food during the trek in the mountains. But, other items such as water bottles, chocolates, snacks, and hot water should have to be borne by you. So, it's better to carry cash with you. And the amount of cash to be carried depends on your spending habits. Usually, our past clients spend Rs 1000 to 3000 per day in the mountains for extra things.

It's better to carry enough money with you.

Yes, you shouldn't carry things like extra clothing and gear, or unnecessary and heavy electronic gadgets, unless it's very important to you during the trekking days. Although you will have a porter to carry things for you, make your bags as light as possible. It will be very hard for them to carry heavy bags and climb uphill with you.

Packing sleeping gear for your trek is very helpful in the mountains. Sometimes the beds may not meet your cleanliness standards or may seem smaller to you. So, carrying the comfortable sleeping gear that you use very often is recommended.

The mountains are always cold, so keeping yourself warm will be your priority. Even though teahouses provide you with a blanket, you might feel cold. In addition, Heaven Himalaya will offer you sleeping bags throughout the trek in case you need them. You may also bring your favorite lightweight and compressible sleeping bag with a hood.

If in case, the above ABC Trek itinerary does not match your outing timeframe and you would want a custom-designed itinerary, then please let us know here. We will build a custom itinerary based on your interests and time for travel. Happy Booking.

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When deciding what goes into your bag, it is important to check out the characteristics of the trek which you are going to undertake as well as the season/month in which you are coming to Nepal. Here’s our recommended packing list and Equipment.

The best time for Annapurna Base Camp Trek is during Spring Season (March-May) and autumn season (September to November). The weather in spring is mildly hot, and the night is chilly according to the altitude level. In the spring seasons, the Rhododendron flowers will cover the hills on the trekking route of Annapurna. The grand spectacles of the blooming rhododendron will make your ABC hike more colorful.

Besides, the days are mildly cold and nights are cold in autumn, depending upon the altitude in Nepal. Although there won’t be any rhododendron, the sky remains clear. You can see the unrestricted views of the sunrise in the tips of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, etc.

The weather at Annapurna Base Camp becomes mild during this peak season of the ABC trek. There is less chance of rain, and the skies remain clear. You will have unobstructed views of the Mountains around like Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Dhaulagiri, etc. Thus, these seasons are best for trekking.

On the off chance you would like to avoid the crowds while trekking to the Annapurna Base Camp, winter will be perfect for you. Winter is the season of cold in Nepal. Still, there won’t be an unbearable cold. The days are mild, and nights are cold. Base Camp Annapurna trekking routes are clear and are less crowded. The sky is clear, and the chance of precipitation is also low. Henceforth, if you are from a cold country, winter can also be the best season for your ABC Trek.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is moderate under challenging levels. Therefore, it is the perfect trekking destination for every individual–obviously who can travel, for the family trip, lone travelers, and for every age group. Although you will trek to the base camp of the world's 10th tallest mountain, Mount Annapurna, it is comparatively more relaxed compared to other treks in the high altitudes.

The Base Camp Annapurna Hike is easy, and any beginner-level trekker can go for it. Still, you ought to know about what’s in store and intellectually plan for it. We need to walk for around 5-6 hours per day, where self-discipline and physical wellness are necessary. Thus, as long as you dare, you can.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes you through some astonishing sections that traverse through dense forests, hills, and farmlands.

Did you know?

The dense jungle of rhododendron, oak, and fir on the route is home to various species of floras and faunas. If you are traveling in spring, it will amaze you with the colorful forests full of rhododendron flower blossoms.

With the Base Camp Annapurna trek, you will observe a variety of wild species that include animals like Mountain Thar, Snow Leopards, Jackal, Blue Sheep, etc. You will also see birds like Kokla, colored Impeyan, colorful Pheasant (the national bird of Nepal), and many more.

The region treasures various species of butterflies and insects. There are over 100 species of mammals, 60 species of reptiles/ amphibians, 450 species of birds, and nine distinct types of Rhododendron in this region. So, you can imagine how rich the Annapurna region in terms of ecosystem and biodiversity is.

Reviews

Great Trekking Experience

I did the ABC Trek with them. It was a great trekking experience. We only had 12 days, so we customized their 14-day trip to make it a 12-day trek to Annapurna. The company had everything organized carefully, and the trip was very well executed. Ram, the guide, was very helpful throughout the whole trek. Thank you, Ram.

Belina T.,
TripAdvisor Singapore

This Was By Far One Of Best Services

This was by far one of the best services I'd gotten. The trip was super challenging and super rewarding all at once! Sanjib and Ram were both excellent and knowledgeable. We trekked to Annapurna Base Camp in November, and it was by far our best trekking experience. They were also incredibly caring, which is important when you are trekking to high altitudes where you have never been before. They always ask how we feel and always check our pulses. Thank you for caring for us throughout the trek. I highly recommend using Heaven Himalaya for any hikes in Nepal.

Peter Tye,
TrustPilot United States

Arranged An Amazing Trip to Annapurna

Heaven Himalaya arranged an amazing trip to Annapurna. They were very communicative and always provided prompt responses to our questions. Plus, Ram is an excellent guide. He was always concerned about us. Overall, I am not disappointed about booking the trip with them.

Ahmad S,
Google Netherland

I totally loved the holiday package

I totally loved the holiday package organized by Heaven Himalaya. It was very well executed. The driver, our guide, porters, and other people who are responsible for running the trip were very caring and professional. Thank you for the experience.

James Miller,
Trust Pilot United States

Friendly, Communicative, and Careful

During my first visit to Nepal in 2015, Ram was my guide to Annapurna Base Camp. He led our group of 15 people to the base camp. This man was friendly, communicative, and, importantly, very careful. He not only guided us in the trails but also cared for us like a father. He used to communicate with everyone and ask us if we had difficulty in walking and breathing. When one of our friends had a blister, we also sat down beneath the tree. Mr. ram sang a Nepali song and cheered us up. He is such a nice guy. When we were about to reach the ABC, he was always worried about our health. He kept checking our oxygen level with an oximeter. Trekking in the ABC with Ram was one of our best adventures ever. I always wished to return to Nepal but couldn't take out time for the holiday because of the busy schedules. It's been about 6 years trekking with Ram, but I can still remember all the memories we had in the mountains. Annapurna Base Camp is truly a piece of Heaven. Ram, I wish you all the best and can't wait to visit Nepal again. Maybe in 2022.

Willam Jones,
Victoria, Australia

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