About Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a must-visit trek that takes you to the base of Mt. Annapurna. This fantastic trek takes place in the beautiful Annapurna region and follows the traditional route from Tikhedhunga and ends at Ghandruk. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek 13-days encompasses all the central parts of the Annapurna region. The trail presents gorgeous snow-capped mountains like Annapurna 1, Annapurna 2, Annapurna 3, Mt. Macchapucchre, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Gangapurna, and Mt. Dhaulagiri. Along with scenic views, the trail will also present you with diverse vegetation that increases the beauty of this region.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes you inside the buzzing cultures and traditions of the Chhetris & mostly Gurung people. The quaint settlements of Tadapani and Chhomrong are home to the people of Tamang and Gurung communities. At Ghandruk, you’ll visit the antique museum, highlighting the past and present of the Gurung people. Similarly, the trails are loaded with prayer flags and millennium-old gompas that portray the cultural richness of the Annapurna region.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking leads you in the majestic Annapurna region, which in turn takes place in the Annapurna Conservation Area. The Trek to Annapurna Base Camp begins from Kathmandu, and from here, a quick flight will lead you to Pokhara. Spend a night in Pokhara, and then head out to Tikhedhunga. Next, climb a lot of stairs and arrive at the Gurung settlement of Ghorepani. Next, head out to Poon hill to catch the fantastic views of snow-capped Himalayan Mountains like Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, and Annapurna.

As the trail gains elevation, you will find yourself at Chhomrong, which lies near the Kimrong Khola. After spending a night at Himalaya, you venture towards Machhapuchhre Base Camp and ultimately to Annapurna Base Camp. Views from Annapurna Base Camp include a picturesque display of the mountains governing the Annapurna landscape and small colorful tents that stand out in the white environment. After spending some time at Annapurna Base Camp, retrace your steps back to Bamboo, towards Ghandruk, and then ultimately to Pokhara, where this marvelous journey will end.

Accommodations on Annapurna Base Camp Trek:

On Annapurna Base Camp Trek, you will spend the night in a lodge or guest house. The rooms will be on twin-sharing terms with little space and a few pieces of furniture. Likewise, bathrooms will also be on sharing basis. In Kathmandu and Pokhara, you will stay in a three-star hotel. Again, rooms will be significant with private washrooms.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek difficulty:

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek difficulty level is marked moderate to difficult. The trial is marked carefully, but some paths are prone to landslides. You have to do a lot of climbing and indulge in walking for at least 5 hours a day. If you wish to conquer the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, you need to be in good physical condition and possess plenty of willpower. Travel with us to know the true meaning of thrill and adventure.

Best time to go on Annapurna Base Camp Trekking:

The best time to go on Annapurna Base Camp Trek is from March to May and September to December. This time is best because you will witness breathtaking views of the Himalayan Mountains and scenery during this time of the year. Also, the clear and bright weather makes the journey more joyful.

Likewise, in winter, the heavy snowfall and extreme cold make the journey more challenging. Similarly, during the monsoon, the region receives rainfall, which makes the trail slippery and dangerous.

Highlights

  • Explore beautiful Ghandruk village

  • Hike up to Poon Hill viewpoint to see wonderful sunrise on the backdrop of snow-capped mountains

  • Get to observe stunning landscape views throughout the trail

  • Experience rich culture and tradition of the locals

  • Trek through picturesque villages, fine valleys, and dense forests

  • Reach at the base of Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m), Annapurna Base Camp

  • Witness panoramic views of Himalayan mountains like Annapurna range, Mt. Macchapucchre, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Gangapurna, and Mt. Dhaulagiri

Day to Day Itinerary

After arrival in Kathmandu, you will see your name or Himalayan Asia Treks . After receiving, you will be warmly greeted by our office representative and transferred to the hotel. You will be shortly briefly by our Trip Planner about program and free time for shopping.

Overnight in Kathmandu. 

  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel.
  • Location: Kathmandu.
  • Altitude: 1350m.

After taking breakfast, your guide will pick up from your hotel. If you choose by land, it will take 7 hours and explore wonderful view Trishuli River: famous river for white river rafting, small greenery mountain. If you use flight then, it will take 25 min to reach from Kathmandu to Pokhara. You can enjoy in Fewa Lake and colorful lakeside road in evening.

Overnight in Pokhara. 

  • Meals: Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel.
  • Location: Pokhara.
  • Altitude: 820m.

Today is the first day of Annapurna base camp Trek. After breakfast in hotel, we will drive towards Nayapul 1 hours. After reaching Nayapul, The trail begins from the warm sup tropical part, along with Modi river upstream to Birethanti . The trail of Annapurna Base Camp Trek first day passes suspension bridges, bamboo forests through long waterfall and finally arrived Tikhedhunga.
Overnight in Tikhedhunga.

  • Meals: Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lodge / Tea House.
  • Location: Tikhedhunga.
  • Altitude: 1540m.

We will take breakfast in Tikhedhunga and starts trekking towards Ghorepani. Firstly we face little bit straight more to reach Ulleri and take lunch. After Ulleri, the trail is gradual on the winding trail through the cool shade of pine and rhododendron forest and trail continue with ups and downs and finally reach Ghorepani. Ghorepani is one of the famous place in Annapurna Base Camp Trek where we can explore Gurung culture with spectacular view of Annapurna and other mountains.

Overnight in Ghorepani.

  • Meals: Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lodge / Tea House.
  • Location: Ghorepani.
  • Altitude: 3194m.

Early morning, we hike towards Poon Hill to see sunrise with amazing view of snowcapped mountain like Dhaulagiri, Machapuchare, Annapurna South, Himchuli, Nilgiri. Poon Hill 3210m is most popular view point of Annapurna Base Camp Trek. After taking some snaps in Poonhill, we will hike down Ghorepani. The trail continues with the ridge through pine and rhododendron forests and inclines towards Tadapani.

Overnight in Tadapani.

  • Meals: Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lodge / Tea House.
  • Location: Tadapani.
  • Altitude: 2630m.

The trail passes through waterfalls, suspension bridges and couple of ascends and descends with the beautiful rhododendron forests, we will reach a traditional village of Gurungs. We will reach Chhomrung village where we explore the culture and lifestyle of Gurungs people.

Overnight in Chhomrung. 

  • Meals: Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lodge / Tea House.
  • Location: Chhomrung.
  • Altitude: 2340m.

Leaving Chhomrong with taking breakfast, we head towards Himalayan . The trail continues with following the spectacular Modi Khola valley and hiking towards Sinuwa village. We walk through with bamboo forests and can see wild animals like board, monkey, Rhesus and different varieties of bird including Danphe.

Overnight in Himalayan.

  • Meals: Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lodge / Tea House.
  • Location: Himalayan.
  • Altitude: 3230m.

After taking breakfast, we will trek towards Machhapuchhre Base Camp (Fishtail Base Camp) via Deurali. Deurali is one of the popular viewpoints in Annapurna Base Camp Trek. From Machhapuchhre, we can see breath taking view of snow-capped peaks which include Annapurna I, Annapurna III and the fish tail spire of Machhapuchhare.

Overnight in Machhapuchhre. 

  • Meals: Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lodge / Tea House.
  • Location: Machhapuchhre.
  • Altitude: 4130m.

Today is awaiting day of Annapurna Base Camp Trek because of we reach Annapurna Base Camp. From Annapurna Base Camp, we explore beautiful view of we can see Annapurna 1st, Annapurna south, Barah Shikhar, Tent peak, Machapuchhare Hiunchuli and many more snow-capped mountains as well as glacier. After snapshot in Annapurna Base Camp, we will trek down towards Bamboo.

Overnight in Bamboo. 

  • Meals: Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lodge / Tea House.
  • Location: Bamboo.
  • Altitude: 2310m.

Ascending from Bamboo, we will trek towards Jhinuwa passing through deep forests of bamboo, rhododendron and oak towards Chhomrong. From Chhomrong, the trail steeply down trek, we will reach hot spring located on Modi River banks.

Overnight in Jhinu.

  • Meals: Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lodge / Tea House.
  • Location: Jhinu.
  • Altitude: 1780m.

Today is the last day of Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The trail descends down until we see the river stream with climb through valleys and down through the forests. Ascending and descending continues we finally reach Sauli and then Nayapul.and trek down to Nayapul. After reaching in Nayapul, drive to Pokhara.

Overnight in Pokhara.

  • Meals: Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lodge / Tea House.
  • Location: Pokhara.

After taking breakfast, we will drive towards Kathmandu. It will take 7-8 hours reach Kathmandu by land. After reaching Kathmandu, you can enjoy in Thamel and in evening we will take towards local restaurant for cultural dinner. You can take domestic flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu also & will take 25 min.
Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Breakfast , Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel.
  • Location: Kathmandu.
  • Altitude: 1350m.

According to your flight schedule, Himalayan Asia Treks staff drops at airport. You will take best memories of Annapurna Base Camp Trek. 

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1350m.

What's Included

  • Accommodation on Bed and Breakfast basis in Kathmandu and Pokhara in best Three Star hotel.
  • Ground transportation (Airport pick up and drop, sightseeing by private and Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by Tourist Bus ).
  • Entrance fees in entrance fees in Kathmandu and Pokhara sightseeing place.
  • Three times meals at trekking route.
  • Accommodation in Tea house or lodge in trekking route.
  • Government licensed English speaking guide.
  • Porter (one porter for two person and carry 20 kg).
  • All necessary paper work like Permit and TIMS card (Trekkers information management system).
  • Travel and rescue arrangement.
  • Twenty four call assistance by our office representative.
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali restaurant.
  • Sleeping bag and duffel bag will provide by our company have to return after trek.
  • Government taxes and office service charge.
  • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Any type of insurance.
  • Any type of international flight fare.
  • Personal nature expenses like bar bills, water, tea coffee, shower, laundry, wi fi in trekking route.
  • Tips(Not mandatory but expected).
  • Any extra cost which is not mentioned in Cost includes column.
  • Extra day for natural calamities like flood, landslide, flight cancellation.

Useful Information

Nepal Information:

Nepal is a landlocked country located between India and Tibet autonomous region of China. It has the highest peak in the world, named Mt Everest (Sagarmatha), and eight heights of the world’s ten tallest mountains. Lumbini is the birthplace of Gautam Buddha place.

Nepal is a small country but tremendous geographic diversity. It rises from Fifty-nine meters to eight thousand eight hundred forty-eight meters. Nepal is divided into three parts Terai, Hill, and mountain regions.

Here, the first language is Nepal (Devanagari script) and one hundred twenty-three languages. The official language of Nepal is called Nepali.

Passport and Visa:

The first thing for traveling anywhere, you need a valid passport with at least six months. You can obtain a visa for Nepal from Nepalese consulates or on arrival in Kathmandu or other borders. The most reliable source of information is currently the Department of Immigration Nepal if you fill online form and bring it with you. It would be easier to get a visa at any Nepal border.

Weather:

Nepal’s climate varies with its topography and altitude. The low land Terai area has a hot and humid climate that can rise above 40 degrees Celsius during summer, middle region weather is pleasant almost all the year, and northern region temperature is always cold.

Nepal has four seasons:

  • Spring: Mar-May: The temperature is suitable in this season, and many flowers blossom and best season for trekking.
  • Summer: (Jun-Aug): Monsoon season in Nepal, weather is hot and wet at times.
  • Autumn: (Sep-Nov): This is the best season for tours and treks in Nepal. At that time, the weather is delightful so are the mountains and Himalayas. This season is also the season of festivals as Nepal celebrates the most significant festival Nepali name Dashain and Tihar.
  • Winter: (Dec-Feb): This season is known as the Cold season, so it’s not a good time for high altitude trekking time.

Best Time to Go Annapurna Base Camp Trek:

The best to do trekking in Nepal is in September to November and March to May. December and January are also possible to do trekking, but winter season so that it would be cold and snowfall, we can suggest the lower part of mountain trekking. June, July, and August is the raining season, so we recommend contacting us for the best trek.

Is it suitable trekking for me?

If you are physically fit and love to walk, then you can choose any trekking itinerary from our website to suit you. If you choose a long day’s program, then you have t walk more days in the mountain. All trekking programs can see on our website. We suggest that while going trek, please took one professional guide and if you cannot carry your luggage, then take one porter. If you need more questions about a suitable trekking package in Nepal, please drop an email or contact us on social sites.

Currency:

The Nepalese currency is called Rupees. For exchanging your currency into local currency, you can visit Bank, govt. licensed holder Money Exchange.

Insurance:

We told all our clients to do travel insurance before leaving your home country with showing your travel itinerary. Their insurance must cover medical, personal accident, loss of gears, emergency evacuation, damage or lost luggage, etc.

Hotel/ Accommodation on Trekking in Nepal:

We provide our client in the City area best three stars (above three stars is on client requested) and lodge/teahouse during the trek. A Teahouse/lodge is the combination of a guest house and restaurant where rooms are usually decorated and available bed, pillow, and blankets. In every trekking route, we provide only a teahouse/lodge because there is no availability of a deluxe hotel.

Meals Annapurna Base Camp Trek:

The meal which is provided in the trekking area is included breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We provide breakfast and dinner where you stay overnights, and our guide will choose a restaurant for lunch on the way. Our guide and other staff always give priority t served delicious, hygienic and each place special food. We recommend you bring water purification tablets.

Guide and porter Annapurna Base Camp Trek:

We provide you best staff to you who have good experience and government license. In a group, we provide one guide till 16 pax and one porter for each two-person. One porter carries 15 kg.

Personal Expenses Annapurna Base Camp Trek:

Personal expenses mean which is not covered your package column cost include. Usually, you have to pay for table drinks (alcoholic/nonalcoholic beverages), snacks (on the trek), tips, souvenirs, hot showers, and an extra day if the flight is cancelled or any other natural disasters.

Some do’s and do not’s Trekking in Nepal:

  • Respect local culture and people.
  • The Nepalese people are friendly and hospitalize by nature, so you do not have difficulty adjusting here.
  • While entering Temple and monasteries, just check in some temples not allowed entering for non-Hindus. If there is permitted to enter, please do not wear leather things and walk in Temple and Stupas clockwise. Before taking a photograph, please ask the authorized person for permission.

What do I need for the trekking/ Packing list :

  • Day pack (rucksack)
  • Lightweight and warm trousers.
  • Socks.
  • Sun hats and gloves.
  • Full- sleeves t-shirt.
  • Warm jackets.
  • Waterproof jacket, trousers and bag cover.
  • Lightweight cotton clothing.
  • Waterproof or windcheater jacket.
  • Knee supports.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Sun cream and lip protector.
  • A one-liter hard Water bottle.
  • Batteries
  • Flashlight
  • Down jacket
  • Trekking shoes or boots.
  • A pair of sandals.