Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Duration: 12 Days Price from: US$1388
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: As per Itinerary
  • Food: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner(BLD)
  • Accommodation: Hotel and teahouse
  • Group Size: Min 1 Pax
  • Max Elevation: 4,130 m/13,550 ft

Highlights

  • Breath-taking landscape views
  • Diverse ecosystem and climatic zones
  • Picturesque villages
  • Rich culture and traditions
  • Adventurous trail
  • Stunning views of the Himalayan mountains like Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Gangapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Fishtail, etc

About Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek presents a diverse ecosystem and adventurous journey to the base of Mt. Annapurna, Annapurna Base Camp. Mt. Annapurna is the ninth highest mountain in the world. Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is one of the most famous and go to trekking destinations of Nepal. The gorgeous scenery, different climatic zones, distinct vegetation, and striking Annapurna Himalayas makes the trail enrich in natural phenomenon. The trail moves along rural farmlands, dense forests, picturesque villages, and rushing rivers.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek 18 Days also offers deep insight into the daily lifestyle and culture of the locals. As people from many ethnic groups reside in the Annapurna region, you get to observe distinct practices and traditions. The trail includes stupas, temples, chortens, and prayer wheels. Annapurna Base Camp Trek offers breath-taking landscape views along with numerous snow-capped Himalayan mountains. You get to see Annapurna Range (8,091 m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), etc.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a perfect trek for anyone looking to trek in the Himalayas. The trails is not demanding and technical, which makes it an ideal option for beginner trekkers as well. The calm scenery and tranquil environment make the journey mystical. Get in touch with us to know more about the package and its departure date.

Itinerary

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Arrive at the Airport, where one of our team members welcome you and take you to the hotel. Later, you get informed about the day program and rest for a few hours. In the evening, you have a welcome dinner organized by the company. 

  • Meals: Welcome dinner only
  • Accommodation: Hotel
You wake up early in the morning and go on a guided sightseeing tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. A professional tour guide will accompany you during the tour. You will visit places like Boudhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Monkey Temple. Later, in the day, you prepare for the trip and arrange all the gears. 
  • Meals: Breakfast only
  • Accommodation: Hotel
After having breakfast, you drive to Pokhara, the city of lakes. The drive will be long and offers beautiful views of rolling green hills, rivers, terraced farms, and small settlements. Upon reaching Pokhara, you head to the hotel and rest for the day. In the evening, you can explore the Lakeside market. There is also the option of boating on Fewa Lake. 
  • Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
  • Accommodation: Hotel

Leaving Pokhara behind, you begin driving towards Nayapul. The drive will be bumpy and presents the outskirts view. From Nayapula, you begin trekking through small villages, teahouses, and green hills. You will then cross Tikhedunga Khola on a suspension bridge and gradually ascend on a steep trail to Ulleri. You get to see superb views of Mt. Hiunchuli and Annapurna South.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

A steep climb from Ulleri leads to Ghorepani. The trail goes through dense forests of oak & rhododendron. You reach Banthanti and then Nangethanti. From Nangethanti, an hour-long drive takes to Ghorepani village. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

Wake up early in the morning and hike to Poon Hill to see gorgeous sunrise views. The trail will be a little rough and steep. From the viewpoint, you get to see glorious sunrise along with Himalayan mountain views. Later, you trek to Tadapani. The trail moves along lush forests of pine and rhododendron. Passing through Banthanti, you reach Tadapani. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

Following a steep trail, you descend through rhododendron forests. You pass by Gurjung village, which is a Gurung village. From here, an easy walk will take you to Chomrong. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

Dropdown via a stone staircase and cross a suspension bridge over Chhomrong Khola. The trail moves out of the side valley and passes through lush forests of bamboo, oak, and rhododendron. You then ascend to Kuldi and a long steep descent through the dense forest takes you to Dovan. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

Leaving Dovan behind, the trail passes through a muddy path and move above a river. You soon reach Deurali, where you will be spending the night.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

Trekking along narrow Modi Khola Valley, you reach the base of Mt. Fishtail. As this mountain is not allowed to climb, this base camp is not official. From here, you get to witness stunning views of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Hiunchuli, and Mt. Machhapuchhre. This area is also famous as Annapurna Sanctuary. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

Today, the trail leads you to Annapurna Base Camp. From MBC, the trail descends along the mountain pass to mountainside offering beautiful views of terraced fields and meadows. Soon, you will approach Annapurna South Base Camp from where you can see gorgeous views of snow-capped mountains. Spend some time at the base camp and descend to MBC for night stay. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

The trail today descend to Bamboo. You trek through dense forests of rhododendron, bamboo & oak, and small villages enjoying wonderful views. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

Trek on a steep trail to Kuldi Ghar and move towards Sinuwa. Further, the trail gradually descends to Chomrong Khola and climb up through the stone staircase. You reach Chomrong and descend to Jhinu Danda via a steep path. At Jhinu Danda, you can relax in the hot spring.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

After having breakfast, you begin trekking through the lush forest and soon reach Pothana. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
Drop down to Kande following an easy path. You pass by small settlements area. From Kande, you drive back to Pokhara. Upon reaching Pokhara, you head to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to rest and explore around. 
  • Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
  • Accommodation: Hotel
Today, you drive back to Kathmandu. The route will be the same as before. Enjoying scenic views, you reach Kathmandu. Rest for a few hours, and stroll on the vibrant streets of Thamel. Later, you have a farewell dinner organized by the company.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Welcome Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel

Your trip has come to an end to us. If you are not planned for any other adventures, then our representative will drop you at the Airport for your flight back home. 

What's Included

  • Airport pickups/drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner with a cup of tea &coffee) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek guide and assistant trek guide (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service 
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag if you need (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Free Ascent Trails T-shirt, cap or duffel bag
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek guide)
  • All government and local taxes

What's Excluded

  • Airfare of international flights

  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance on arrival in Kathmandu)

  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu & Pokhara (except for the welcome & farewell dinner)

  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars during the trekking

  • Any personal expenses like laundry, charging, etc

  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc

  • Extra transportation out of the itinerary program

  • Any additional staff other than specified

  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses

  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue

  • Wallie-talkies & filming permit (if any special camera or walkies-talkies are taken on the journey)

  • Personal trekking gear

  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phone & Internet expenses 

  • Tips and gifts for staff & porter 

  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary

  • Any other item not included in the “COST INCLUDES” section

Useful Info

How long does the Annapurna Base Camp Trek take?

Annapurna Base Camp Trek can last anywhere between 7 days to 18 days. You can always ask your travel agency to design itinerary as per your requirements. We offer 18 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek, however, we do make itinerary as per the need of our guests.

Why trek to Annapurna Base Camp Trek with us?

While trekking with us, you will be in safe hands. We are a team of professional trekkers and climbers who have mapped Annapurna Base Camp trail numerous times. We are well known for all the challenges that can arise during the trek and are well-prepared for that. With us, you will not only venture through the region, but also get to know in-depth about the place, and help to promote their economy, as we work closely with the locals.

Useful Information

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) Symptoms & Prevention

If not acclimated properly, there can be chances of altitude sickness. Altitude sickness is a common illness that can occur to anyone during high altitude journey. It is very important to keep yourself away from it, as it can get life-threatening in a worst-case scenario. Therefore, we have designed our itinerary including adequate rest days. Read below to in more about AMS:

Symptoms of altitude sickness

  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Shortness of breath with exertion

Preventive measures

  • Include an adequate number of rest days in the itinerary
  • Keep yourself hydrated
  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages
  • Do not gain more than 500 meters in a day
  • Try to spend the night in lower altitude
  • Acclimatize properly at a lower altitude
  • Inform your guide immediately if any of the symptoms you see
  • Do not push yourself

Best time to go to Annapurna Base Camp Trek

March to May and October to November are the best months to go on Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The moderate climate and stable weather makes this time of the year is perfect for the venture in the Annapurna region. The mornings and nights can get a little crisp in comparison to day time. Likewise, hundreds of flowers and vegetation decorate the trail.

Accommodation during Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Lodge and guesthouse are the main accommodation during the Annapurna Base Camp Trail. As the elevation will get higher, the facility and the service will get limited and expensive. Usually, rooms are small and come on a twin-sharing basis. If you are looking to get a single room, then the price will get double. While traveling with us, you will stay in the best available lodge or guesthouse.

Food & Water on Annapurna Base Camp Trek

You will get a good variety of food options during Annapurna Base Camp Trekking. Among all the dishes dal bat and veggies are the most affordable and filling ones that will keep you going throughout the trail. You can find dishes like momo, noodles, sandwiches, eggs, curries, thukpa, bread, tea, coffee, etc. If you want, you can also carry energy bars with yourself. Water is available everywhere, and you can fill up your bottle by paying a few extra bucks.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek cost

Annapurna Base Camp Trek cost can vary as per the itinerary. We do have fixed costs, but if you are thinking of doing changes in our fixed departure dates, then the cost can also fluctuate according to the changes. You can check our cost includes and excludes sections to know more in detail about the packages price.

Tailor-Made Options

If you are not satisfied with our given itinerary or want to make some changes due to short in time, feel free to reach out to us. We do run tailor-made trips that are designed as per the needs of our guests. This helps us to meet the needs of our guests and offer the best service.

Environmental Practices

We are sensitive towards the environment. As grown-up in nature, we feel extremely responsible for its protection. Therefore, we not only run eco-friendly treks and tours, but we also advise others to adopt sustainable tourism. From suggesting not to buy bottled water on the trail to cleaning up the areas we have stopped for the night before returning are a few of our steps. We believe every small effort matters and as whole impacts hugely on the environment. Therefore, we urge you to take your waste back with yourself after the trek.