annapurna base camp

Summary of the Trip

  • Trip Grade
  • Trip Days
  • Trip Altitude
    4130 m
  • Season Spring, Autumn
  • Accomodation
  • Per Day Route
    4-5 hrs

  The Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the most popular treks in the Annapurna region.The trail goes alongside terraced rice paddies, lush rhododendron forests, and high altitude landscapes,with the Annapurna Range in view most of the times.Annapurna Base camp Trekking is a good way of experiencing high mountains, glaciers, forests, Jungles at close hand in a short period.Annapurna base camp trekking is popular trekking trail in Annapurna region. Annapurna base camp treks offer the quickest way to get to high Himalayan altitudes where glaciers replace rivers. For the Annapurna base camp trekking, ascending the foothills from Pokhara, appreciating the slate-roofed tropical villages and magnificent rhododendron forests gorge when you climb higher you will get to the hidden world of the Annapurna Sanctuary. The huge south face of Annapurna 8,091m provides an impressive backdrop, while the closeness of 10 peaks over 6,000m.including Hiunchuli, Fang, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhare inspire a delicious joy as a fitting highlight of this spectacular trek. Annapurna base camp trek is more distinct than any other Nepal trekking by its variety of people, rich culture, beautiful landscapes and natural scenery. Annapurna base camp trekking lends you to North West of Pokhara through an ancient trek to Tibet across glaciers, gorges and waterfalls.

Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara-Nayapool-Kathmandu.
•One of the fantastic treks in Nepal, walking through rhododendron forest.
•Panoramic sunrise view from Poon Hill, surrounded by a Annapurna Himalayan ranges.

•Fantastic variety of landscape, typical  Grung Villages at Landruk, Ghandruk and Chomorung.
•Reaching unlimited people

Day 01:Arrival day in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu city tour & trek preparation
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara valley
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga
Day 05: Trek to Ghodepani
Day 06: Pun hill hike and trek to Tadapani
Day 07: Trek to Chhomrong
Day 08: Trek to Dovan
Day 09: Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp
Day 10: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (Annapurna Sanctuary)
Day 11: Trek (ABC) to Bamboo
Day 12: Trek to Jhinu Danda (Natural hot spring)
Day 13: Trek to Tolkha
Day 14: Trek to Phedi via Dhampus & drive to Pokhara
Day 15: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 16: Departure from Kathmandu

Day 01: Kathmandu arrival (1300m)
Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel; here you will be formally introduced to your Guide and the activities to be enjoyed over the next few days.  We will also ask for your passport photographs and any other details required for your trek permits, at this stage.

Day02: Kathmandu valley full day sightseeingOur trek leader will come for the pre-trip meeting at morning which includes briefings and preparation for the today’s trip after breakfast. Then you will be headed for the full day sightseeing of capital city- Kathmandu. Kathmandu is the city of temples and world heritage sites. Our trek leader will lead you to the famous and interesting places of Kathmandu valley. You will be taken to the famous religious places like Patan and Pashupatinath as Hindu’s, and Swayambhunath as Buddhist’s. You can see many attractive temples and gumbas in different places. Then, the rest of time, you will be visited to explore the other places and their local cultures. Stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive  to Pokhara (200km.)

  Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. It takes about 7 hours by tourist bus. Take the beautiful views of mountains and local areas from bus. After reaching Pokhara, you will be escorted to the hotel. Pokhara is one of the best tourism area of Nepal. You will feel your peace heart exposing the crazyness towards the beautiful nature.  Then have some rest and then take the view of beautiful lake and magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, fishtail (Machhapuchhare) and five peaks of Annapurna. You can also explore the local places and their cultures. Stay overnight at the hotel in Pokhara.
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul (42km)
 You will be drove to Nayapul which is only about 2 hours (1050m.) far from Pokhara. Our guide will lead you to your every destination. Your Annapurna Base Camp Trekking begins here.  Then, start trek to Tikhedhunga for 4 hours. Climb slightly up to the valley of Hile (1495 meters) and then shortly you will reach Tikhedhunga (1525 meters). Enjoy your one night stay in Tikhedhunga.
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2853 m.)
After breakfast at the morning, this trek gently ascends up to Banthanti (2250 meters) through refreshingly cool Oak and rhododendron forest. You can enjoy the fantastic views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan range after few hours of walk from Banthanti. The natural beauty over this place is admirable. The scenery of this place boost your energy and helps to climb up the steeply steps and immerse you to walk more. Ghorepani is also one of the most popular view points in Nepal. It takes nearly 6 hours and 30 minutes to reach Ghorepani by walking.
Day 06: Visit to Poon Hill early in the morning and Trek to Tadapani (2520m.)
Hike up to Poon hill (3210 meters) early in the morning to see the panoramic views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail (machhapuchhre) and others. Poon hill is one of the best Himalaya view point in Nepal.  Not only the panoramic views but also other beautiful views as well as sunrise over the tolerable Himalayas make your eyes caught. After taking the views of these panoramic sceneries, return back to Ghorepani and start trek to Tadapani after breakfast. Stay overnight at the lodge in Tadapani.
Day 07: Trek to Chhomrong (1920).
Descend to Kimrong stream through the thick and dark forest of rhododendron. Walk towards Chhomrong crossing through the Gurjung village. While climbing, take view of the mighty peak of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and the Virgin Peak above the village and the view of Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhre) facing across the valley which is really impressive. Chhomrong is highly populated by the Gurung people which are one of the major ethnic groups of Nepal. Most of the lodges are launched by the Gurung people who are providing good facilities to its customers. It’s your great chance to experience the perfect hospitality of Gurung people.  It takes about 5 hours by walking to reach the beautiful and peaceful village- Chhomrong.
Day 08: Trek to Dovan (2,505m).
After leaving Chhomrong, the trail descends via a stone staircase and crosses the Chhomrong Khola on a swaying Suspension bridge. Descend to Modi Khola and cross the suspension bridge then trek up to Sinuwa Danda. The trail passes through thick and dark silent rhododendron and Oak forest up to Khuldighar. Then, descend into long, steep, slippery stone staircase and deep bamboo and rhododendron forests through which it leads Dovan. It takes nearly 5 hours to reach Dovan from Chhomrong
Day 09: Trek to MBC (4700m)
Climb to Deurali through the thick rhododendron and bamboo forest to reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp. It takes nearly 5 hours to reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp by walking. The natural sceneries over here encourage you to walk more and create curiosity towards nature. After reaching MBC, the views of Mt.Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gangapurna and the Fishtail are really touchable. Annapurna I is the tenth highest peak of the world. Take the unforgettable experience of camping in Nepal.
Day 10: Trek to ABC (4130m).
On the way to Annapurna Base Camp, the vegetation disappears. We will see the snow boulders melting and forming small streams. This area is also called as Annapurna sanctuary. Annapurna Base Camp is the main attraction of Annapurna Base Camp Trekking. It gives you the natural views and creates more excitement towards nature. This place exposes the spectacular view of Himalayas including Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli Peak, Fishtail (Machhapuchhre), Lamjung Himal and Barah Shikhar. It takes 2 to 3 hours to reach ABC and then trek back to Deurali (4hrs). 
Day 11: Trek back to Chhomrong (1920)
Again, after mesmerizing the view of peaceful Himalayas and crossing the beautiful villages, streams and forests, trek back to Chhomrong which takes nearly 7 hours by walking. Take your heavy rest in this beautiful village.
Day 12: Trek to Ghandrung (1940m.)
Another beautiful village to be appreciated is Ghandrung having its own natural beauty. It is one of the beautiful tourism areas to be visited. Most of the people inhabited in Ghandrung are Gurung people who are providing fooding and lodging facilities to its visitors. They have their own typical Nepali culture to welcome their guests. You have to walk about 5 hours to reach this amazing village from Chhomrong.
Day 13: Trek back to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara
After departure from Ghandrung, trek back to Nayapul which takes about 7 hours to reach the ending point of trekking. Here ends the memorable trekking of Annapurna Base Camp. Then drive from Nayapul to Pokhara.
Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu.
Drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. If there is enough time then go for the exploration of local markets and shopping. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 15: Departure to International Airport
Our vehicle will drop you to the International Airport for your departure.

  • Airport pick up and droop
  • Complementary welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing as per itinerary with English speaking tour guide, vehicle & entry fees
  • 3 night’s twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu as per your requested categories hotel
  • 2 night’s twin sharing accommodation in Pokhara as per your requested categories hotel
  • All local transportation by suitable vehicle (car, van, bus) in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara by deluxe A/C tourist bus including lunch on the way
  • One way Pokhara to Kathmandu by flight about 25 minutes
  • Pokhara to trek starting point and trek finish point to Pokhara by suitable vehicle
  • Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) basis during the Annapurna base camp trek
  • Twin sharing accommodation on teahouse/lodge during the Annapurna base camp trekking
  • Annapurna base camp trek guide (English speaking, First Aid and eco trained), one Sherpa helper for two persons basis, all their payments with insurance & equipments 
  • Annapurna conservation area permit & TIMS permit
  • Down jacket & sleeping bag on request
  • Safe drinking water purified by Steripen or Iodine tablet.
  • Exclusive medical kit bag
  • All government and local taxes
  • Visa fees, intl. airfare & all departure taxes (Rs. 200.00 per person)
  • Excess baggage charges (Max. 15 Kg allow)
  • Lunch and dinner in city beside mentioned
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, hot shower, battery recharge, heating charge, bar bills & extra porters
  • Tips for driver, guides and porters
  • Anything does not includes in service inclusive column

  Trekking in Nepal is one of the most popular holiday activities in Nepal. There are different types of trekking in Nepal. Some trekking destinations are easy and lower elevation trekking. It is not necessary to have well equipment for Easy and lower elevation trekking (below 4000m). You may have compulsory and basic equipment will be enough for you.
Some trekking destinations are challenging and higher elevation (above 4000m) .you should have well equipment to do these types of trekking. Here are some recommended Equipments List for trekking in Nepal Himalayas.


        Sun hat
        Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
        Sunglasses with UV protection.

Lower Body:

        Under Garments.
        Hiking shorts.
        Lightweight cotton long pants.
        Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms.
        Fleece or wool pants (seasonal).
        Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants.


        Thin, lightweight inner socks.
        Thick, warm wool hiking socks.
        Hiking boots with spare laces.
        Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp.

Upper Body:

        Light and expedition weight thermal tops
        Fleece jacket or pullover
        Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
        Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
        Down vest and/or jacket.


        Lightweight gloves.
        Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal).


        Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F *
        Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries.
        Trekking Bags/Duffel bag *
        Basic First Aid Kit.
        Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag.
        Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches).
        Trekking Poles *
        Water bottles.
        Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc).
        Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring).


        1 medium sized quick drying towel
        Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
        Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable

Personal Hygiene

        Wet wipes (baby wipes)
        Tissue /toilet roll
        Anti bacterial hands wash


        Reading book
        Trail Map/Guide book
        Journal & Pen
        Pencils and small notebooks

Passport: Don't forget!!!!
4 Passport Size Photos: 2 photos will be collected at Kathmandu airport as well as a $25 visa fee (no change will be given, and the dollar bills should not be old and worn). The other two photos will be collected for trekking permits

TRAVEL INSURANCE: It is highly recommended that you take out a personal travel insurance policy, which contains emergency evacuation protection (helicopter rescue) and for repatriation in case of an accident.

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