Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Glorious glacier and the picturesque and soothing landscapes.
  • Exploration of diverse ethnic groups and their interesting cultures.
  • Trekking through one of the most popular trekking routes of Nepal.
  • Natural Hot Springs. (near Jhinu Danda)
  • Lush rural farmlands, rhododendrons, bamboo, and alpine forests.
  • Impressive views of Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli, Mt. Fishtail and Annapurna ranges.
  • A day in the trekkers hub- Pokhara. 

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Overview

Annapurna Base Camp Trek (ABC Trek) is one of the most popular trekking trails of Nepal. It delineates the glorious mountain panorama and the spectacular Himalayan beauty of the Annapurna Himalayan range with a glimpse of neighbouring mountains. Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp is shorter and comparatively less difficult trek than other high altitude treks in Nepal. The most spectacular views of the Annapurna Himalayan Range, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, and Dhaulagiri are seen along the trail and the lush greenery, mountain panorama, forests, hills and culture and traditions of the locals are the major attractions of the iconic Annapurna Base Camp trek. 

The amusing blend of nature and culture unprecedented by any other region trekking in the mountains of Nepal is offered by the trekking to the majestic Annapurna. The glory of the Annapurnas and the pristine beauty of the villages along the trail is an added edge of the trekking in the mountain region. Some trans-Himalayan ranges along the way are astounding and you will be facilitated by the impeccable beauty with a moderate level of difficulty in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is familiar trek among the avid trekkers in Nepal and is beaten by thousands of trekkers from the worldwide. The diverse attractions and the hospitable people of the Annapurna region, unspoiled natural beauty and cultural artefacts forged it to be the best and popular trekking trail. 

The entire Annapurna region is an amphitheatre that boasts the amazing nature, culture and adventure. The trek to Annapurna Base Camp is a pivotal hinge that will facilitate you with the best of Annapurnas and the culture and traditions of the rural settlement itself. The lush green valleys, rhododendron forest, villages inhabited by the Magar and Gurung people and their unspoiled lifestyle because of the external human interference is worth exploring. 

The panoramic Annapurna Himalayan Range and other neighbouring mountains, along with the Machhapuchre Base Camp trek will give you a wonderful experience. Spectacle the beauty of mountains and inspect the offering made by the immense natural spectrums, you will get a heavenly experience while trekking in the world-renowned Annapurna Base Camp. The mountain views of Annapurna South, Annapurna I (8,091 m), Fishtail, Tent peak and many other associate mountains delineate the beauty of trekking in the mountains of Nepal. 

Starting from the gateway to the Himalayas and Nepal’s major tourist hub Pokhara, the trek to Annapurna Base Camp passes through the lush green valleys, majestic mountains and the hills, bamboo forests, rhododendron forests and the pristine cultural villages and rural human settlement moulds the true beauty of mountains in Nepal. The beauty of Gandruk village which is also the trek starting point of trekking to Annapurna Base Camp is a cultural village and offers the splendid views of the Annapurna and Machhapuchre mountains along with some other mountains. The trail that begins from the wonderful Ghadruk will take you to Chhomrong. The walking into the mountains and villages in the rural settlement of Nepal is a lifetime experience and the trek to Jhinu Danda crossing a suspension bridge to reach Chhomrong truly left spellbound. 

The mountains radiate mysterious energy and a jolly soul gathers all the courage to trek further to explore the beauty no matter how tired you are. The trekking to ‘Himalaya’ is amazing with the glimpses of Annapurna south, Hiuchuli and Machhapuchhre mountain in front of the eyes. The lush greenery of the Bamboo forest and a pristine and rural Sinwa village are worth exploring along the trail. Trekking ahead to Dovan will give you some picturesque beauty finally leading you to the Himalaya. 

The name Himalaya itself is astonishing as it opens the pathway to trek further to Machhapurchre Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp. The magnificent views of the Annapurna Himalayas and Macchapuchre just in front of you will be something fascinating to you. The morning glimpses of the Machhapuchre when the first ray of sunrise falls in the crystalline snow, the beauty is amazing. 

From Machhapuchre Base Camp, the trekking to Annapurna Base Camp is a matter of time. The amazing sunrise views from the Machhapuchre and the joyous you will be facilitated with more of nature this day. The spectacular beauty of the Annapurna Base Camp is indescribable. You can see the views of majestic Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Machhapuchchhre, Tare Kang, Gangapurna and numerous other sky-scraping peaks. The descending trek to Jhinu danda from the Annapurna Base Camp will be the best trekking adventure after exploring the wonderful Annapurna Base Camp accompanied by a drive from Jhinu Danda will take you back to the hub of trekkers- Pokhara

Annapurna region is a part of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). The TIMS cards for trekking is necessary for the trek. You need to obtain a permit for Annapurna Base Camp trek but no worries, we’ll assist you in every process of the trekking and help you complete the astonishment of trekking in the Mountains, moreover, the Annapurnas.

Annapurna Base Camp trek is a moderate difficulty trek. It is not so strenuous, however, you need to trek up and downhill which will be tiresome and a blessing to exploration and adventure in the Annapurnas. This trek is a short and not so difficult and fascinating trek in the Annapurna region for which it is highly admired by the trekkers from all over the world. Good physical fitness is mandatory in every trek and a similar Physical strength can take you to the glorious base of the Mount Annapurna.  

Detailed Itinerary

  • DAY 1

    Kathmandu Arrival, Transfer to Hotel

    Your Arrival Time (?) Our office representative will meet and greet you at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu.

    At 06:00 PM: In the evening we will meet for a coffee and will brief you the details of your trek program.
    Elevation: 1,350M

    *Optionally you can add one additional night stay in Kathmandu to cover cultural sightseeing in Kathmandu as well for your trek preparation shopping.

    Kathmandu Full Day Sightseeing: You will visit for a full day sightseeing in Kathmandu of Kathmandu and Patan Durbar Square, Boudhanath and Swayambhunath.

    Meal: Not Included.

  • DAY 2

    Drive to Pokhara.

    At 06:30 AM: Have your breakfast at the hotel and be ready for your drive to beautiful lake city Pokhara. Pokhara is about 200 KM far from Kathmandu, it takes Approx. 6-7 hours of drive to reach there.

    03:00 PM: First check-in at your hotel. You will get a few hours to buy your required things for the trek if needed. If not, you can explore the lakeside area and take rest. You will keep your extra baggage at the hotel in Pokhara.
    Elevation: 810M

    Meal: Breakfast and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 3

    Drive to Ghandruk, Trek to Chhomrong.

    At 07:00 AM: Have your breakfast at the Pokhara hotel and be ready for our first-day adventure of the trek. We will start with the drive towards Ghandruk village in Kaski district of Nepal. The drive takes around 3 hours and from there we will start our trek towards Chhomrong. Our trek starts from Ghandruk leading towards the Jhinu danda where we will cross our first suspension bridge to climb furthermore up towards Chhomrong village. Overnight at Chhomrong.
    Elevation: 2,170M

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 4

    Trek to Himalaya.

    At 08:00 AM: We will have our breakfast and start our trek towards the Himalaya. At the morning we will get the view of Annapurna south, Hiuchuli and Machhapuchhre mountain just in front of us. The trail continues downwards to cross the Chhomrong Khola river before climbing up towards the Sinwa village. The trail then passes through the beautiful bamboo forest reaching Dovan and finally to the Himalaya. Overnight at Himalaya.
    Elevation: 3,270M

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 5

    Trek to MBC.

    At 08:00 AM: After Breakfast at Himalaya, we will start our more uphill trek towards Machhapuchchhre Base camp. Before the MBC stop, we will stop at Deurali for our lunch and continue towards MBC. From MBC the magnificent view of the Annapurna Himalayas is seen. Overnight at MBC.
    Elevation: 3,700M

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 6

    Trek to ABC.

    At 05:00 AM: Today is the base camp day, we will trek to Annapurna Base camp, view the amazing sunrise, enjoy the majestic peaks around us. Take our time at base camp and return back to Machhapuchchhre base camp or even lower. The peaks visible from the base camp are, Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Machhapuchchhre, Tare Kang, Gangapurna and numerous other sky-touching peaks. Overnight at MBC.
    Elevation: 3,700M

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 7

    Trek to Jhinu Danda.

    At 08:00 AM: We will further move down towards the lower elevation. The trail we will be following is the same as we came up before. Our stop for today will be Jhinu dada just below the Chhomrong village. Jhinu dada has the Jhinu hot springs and we will retreat ourselves at hot spring after our successful trek in Annapurna Base camp. Overnight at Jhinu dada.
    Elevation: 1,750M

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 8

    Drive to Pokhara.

    At 08:00 AM: Today is our last day and after trekking for 2 hours we will catch the vehicle to Pokhara. Overnight at Pokhara Hotel.
    Elevation: 810M

    Meal: Breakfast and Lunch Included.

  • DAY 9

    Drive to Kathmandu.

    At 07:00 AM: On this day you are returning to Kathmandu by drive. You will get shopping time in Kathmandu and we will have a farewell Nepali dinner together.
    Elevation: 1,350M

    Meal: Breakfast and Dinner Included.

  • DAY 10


    You will be free until your flight time; we will drop you at Kathmandu Airport 3 hour before your flight.

    Meal: Breakfast Included.

Cost Inclusion

  • All arrival and departure at Kathmandu airport as mentioned.
  • SIC transfer from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back.
  • Private transfer (Pokhara/Ghandruk) and (Jhinu Dada- Pokhara) as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • 2 Star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu/Pokhara as per the trek itinerary.
  • Daily breakfast throughout the trip.
  • Lunch and Dinner from trek start day to trek end day.
  • All necessary paper works. (National Park Entry Permits and TIMS Card)
  • English speaking licensed trek guide.
  • Porter during the trek. (Can carry 20KG Baggage of 2 people)
  • Lodge or Tea house accommodation during the trek.
  • One local SIM card (returnable) during your stay.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Guide and Porter’s salary, food and accommodation during the trek.
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your traveller’s insurance company.
  • Sleeping bag, duffle bags and trekking route maps – if necessary.
  • Farewell Nepali dinner on your last night.

Cost Exclusion

  • Personal expenses.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fee.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal visa cost. (You will require 2 passport size photos and 30 USD)
  • International flight ticket.
  • Travel health insurance. (Recommended)
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver.
  • Sweet things like dessert/chocolate.
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

Starting Price: USD 1025 per person


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