About Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the best legendary and classical trek in Nepal, offers the best mountain views, and gives the opportunity to experience the typical Nepali village, local people, and their traditional lifestyle.

The Annapurna Base Camp trek begins at Nayapul, one and a half hours' drive north of Pokhara. This wonderful trek explores diverse ethnic groups and their interesting cultures; the local communities found here are Gurung, Magar, and Thakali, and we are warmly welcomed by these local tribes. Blended with this is a glimpse of the beautiful flora and fauna found in this area. The Annapurna Base Camp trek itinerary presented here takes 12 days, starting from Nayapul (a one-hour drive from Pokhara) and going north up to Ghorepani and the famous viewpoint at Poon Hill. From Ghorepani, you go eastward to Chomrong and then again north, entering the Modi Kola Valley, which leads up to the Base Camp. Many people trek the circuit Nayapul-Ghorepani-Ghandruk-Nayapul, which is very rewarding in itself. This trek can easily be done with children as well. This trek route goes through spectacular and tranquil landscapes, charming Gurung and Magar villages, lush green Rhododendron, bamboo, and alpine forests to the trip’s last and final destination, Annapurna Base Camp at a height of 4130 m (13546 ft).

After Annapurna Base Camp, we return to Pokhara via Jhinu Danda and Pothana, stopping at Jhinu Danda to soak off our sweat in the healthy hotsprings and then heading back to Pokhara to relax by the serene lake. On this trek, we bunk out in cozy teahouse lodges and enjoy the sumptuous apple pies found here. This is a "must do" trek at least once in a lifetime.

Accommodation and food

  • Teahouse accommodation during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served at the tea house during the Annapurna Base Camp trek.
  • 3 nights' accommodation in Kathmandu on a bed and breakfast basis
  • 2 nights' accommodation in Pokhara on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu

Best Time for Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp

Autumn is considered the best season for trekking in the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.The weather could be unpredictable at the higher altitudes, but every season has its own beauty and uniqueness.

Spring Season: March, April, and May
The weather is spring-like, the forest is blooming with flowers, and the track is lined with green trees.Springtime starts in March and ends in May. The trekking trail will probably be crowded with a lot of trekkers at this time of the year, but it is the best time to enjoy the beautiful mountain views and landscapes.

Summer Season: June, July, and August
Summer in Nepal is different because it rains a lot and is also known as monsoon season.Pokhara, the starting point for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, witnesses the most rainfall in the country. You just have to be prepared and plan your trek according to the season you are trekking. The hilly regions are moist and wet at this time of the year, so the trekking routes are likely to get muddy and slippery.

Since it rains a lot, there is less crowding when it's not raining, and the trails are pretty slippery. We will get the best view of the green landscape. The weather is quite harsh, as it is sunny during the day and can rain at any time.

Autumn Season: September, October, and November
Autumn is the best time to trek anywhere in Nepal, including the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The weather is warm during the day and quite chilly in the mornings and evenings. In the higher altitudes, the temperature might drop below the freezing point. The best time to trek in Nepal is in the autumn, and the best months are October and November. The trek is busy and crowded, but the view is perfect (white mountains and blue sky) compared to the summer and spring seasons.

Difficulty Level of Annapurna Base Camp: Moderate

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is not a difficult trek, but it is a thrilling adventure in the Annapurna Regency.This trek is considered a moderate one. Like Everest Base Camp Trek, it is also demanding and a beautiful trek, but with a bit of patience, Annapurna Base Camp Trek is very enjoyable and achievable.

Trekking and hiking through the mountains mean that there may be adventure waiting for you at every step of your walk. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is also a very adventurous and exciting journey for adventure travelers and hikers, and the difficulties and challenges will be added until we reach our destination.

Physical condition and experience requirements

Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is a normal trekking experience in the Annapurna region; it is possible to trek with a basic level of fitness, but a good training plan prior to your Annapurna Base Camp trip will make that much more enjoyable. It doesn’t require any climbing skills. We have seen many different ages of travelers completing this trek, like old, young, overweight, and underweight, and they all are very appreciative of the journey as a non-technical trek that does not require crampons, walking poles, oxygen cylinders, ropes, or technical equipment. However, if you do not have your own warm down jackets and sleeping bags, our company will provide them for you.Most trekkers with some level of fitness and decent drive with a lot of stamina to last two weeks in the cold weather in the mountains can complete a standard ABC trek.

Extra personal expenses on trekking

All meals (lunch, breakfast, and dinner with hot drinks) are included in the package, and meals will be served according to the package program; however, there will be an additional charge if you extend your trip beyond the schedule of our package. Last but not least, we recommend that our client carry some snacks such as energy bars, snickers, waters, chocolates, cookies, and personal belonging materials such as passports, battery chargers, and so on. 

Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Sightseeing tour around the historical UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley and also in pokhara. 
  • Experience ancient Gurung and Magar villages, culture and their lifestyle
  • Poon Hill the greatest sunrise viewpoint on the top of Himalaya. 
  • Nature hot springs in Jhinu Danda
  • Splendid views of Dhaulagiri, Himchuli, Mt Fishtail and Annapurna  and glacier and other mountains views from Annapurna Base Camp
  • Annapurna base camp (4130M) and Machhapuchare Base Camp.

Outline Itinerary

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  • Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
  • Day 02: Full day Kathmandu valley sightseeing
  • Day 03: Kathmandu – Pokhara (910m/2,986ft), 25 min flight
  • Day 04: Pokhara – Nayapul – Ghandruk (1,950m/6,398ft), 1½hr drive, ~10km, 5-6 hrs trek
  • Day 05: Ghandruk – Chhomrong (2,210m/7,249ft), ~10km, 5-6 hrs
  • Day 06: Chhomrong – Himalaya Hotel (2,920m/9,578ft), ~12km, 6-7 hrs
  • Day 07: Himalaya Hotel – Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,546ft), ~10km, 6-7 hrs
  • Day 08: Annapurna Base Camp – Sinuwa (2,360m/7,740ft), ~15km, 6-7 hrs
  • Day 09: Sinuwa – Jhinu Danda (1,780m/5,859ft) – Landruk (1,565m/5,133ft), ~12km, 6-7 hrs
  • Day 10: Landruk – Phedi – Pokhara (910m/2,986ft), 5-6 hrs, ~10km, 22km, 40 min drive
  • Day 11: Pokhara-Kathmandu by Tourist Bus (6-7 hrs), 220km
  • Day 12: Final Departure
  • Airport pick up and drop off as per itinerary.
  • Regular tourist bus to Kathmandu- Pokhara- Kathmandu ( we can arrange private transport as per group size as you requested)
  • Transport to and from trekking starting point. 
  • 2 nights standard hotel in Pokhara on twin sharing with breakfast basis.
  • 10 nights in local lodges during the trekking on twin sharing basis.
  • 2 breakfast at pokhara at hotel.
  • 3 meals a day during the trekking (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with tea or coffee ) during the trek
  • Lodge accommodations in trekking on twin sharing (bathroom will be outside)
  • TIMS Card and Annapurna Conservation Area Permits.
  • Trekking Plus expert experienced guide.
  • Porters (one porter per two persons is provided to carry the clients personal effects)
  • Food, insurance, wages, equipment for our field staff.
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant before departure.
  • Nepal entry visa.
  • Personal equipment.
  • All items of personal nature (such as alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, mineral water, monuments, postage, laundry,)
  • Travel insurance ( You need to have your insurance compulsory )
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected)
  • All optional tours or activities during your free time .
  • All other services not included in the “cost includes" section above.

Useful Information

Important to note, please visit our Equipments check listAltitude Mountain Sickness section for additional details of what you need to bring on trek as well as prevent about AMS. Trekking Plus top priority is the safety and security of our customers and staff during all of our trips.

Our top priority is the Safety and Security of our customers and staffs during all of our trips. Trekking Plus field crews bring normal first aid kits on all of our tours, which is readily available for both customers and staff but we will recommend you to bring first aid kits yourself from your country because Nepalese medicine some time does not work properly. We are constantly in communication with our field office and monitor all aspects of government and weather issues that might affect your trip. Also, we are always available 24 hours emergency contact.

Drinking water

We will get mineral and boiled water along the trekking routes which is also an additional cost. We discourage not to buy Mineral bottle water but use boiled water from the local lodges and put water purify tablets. Plastic bottles are difficult to dispose off and have become an environmental problem in mountains.

What to take

Trekking Plus offers you a Trekking maps as a complementary and Company T-shirt.Trekking Plus would suggest you to pack as lightly as possible when you are on mountain. We provide one porter between two trekkers to carry your trekking gears. You will be carried your valuable things in a day pack by your own and your other bags will be carried by the porter in a duffel bag which we provided. Porter carries about 25 KG from 2 trekkers. You can store you’re your luggage which you are not going to use it on trek can leave in Kathmandu Hotel which is free of cost. Please visit our FAQS for more details. 

Food and Accommodation 

Breakfast, normally the breakfast serve around 7 am in the morning and walk start by 8 am, the walking will begin after the stretching and warm up before we move on every day, Our daily walk is Normally around 3-4 hours approximately but it depends on your level of physical fitness as well. 

Lunch during the trek is usually held between 12-1 pm with 40-minute duration, the fresh and hygienic lunch will be typically taken from the menu which will serve as fast as possible with the cup of tea or coffee.

Dinner and lodge, Soon we arrive at our Mountain Ldoge, we might take some rest before we go to dinner and but our guide and porter will be glad to serve the cup of tea in your room while resting and we alert that for our dinner around 5-7 pm, rest of the time you may like to visit the places around or resting in the room. Basically room are basic on mountain standard. Accommodations during the trek in the mountains, basically you will be staying at basic trekking lodges where you will have a nice and clean room with the warm blankets, pillows, and comfortable matrices. Do not expect everything is the high level of standards in the mountain. 

Health, fitness and experience requirements

Annapurna Base Camp Trek insistence excellent stamina as well as the best health condition.  We suggest you to consult with your doctor before planning this trek. Trekkers are also requested to take advice, medications and permission from their doctor prior to planning their trek. Also, it is highly recommended to take expert guidance before you start your trek. Some days of the trek require about 8 hours of walking. Thus, the trek demands excellent stamina. Therefore, regular exercise and jogging is recommended to build up the required stamina to successfully done this trek.

Though, the trail to Annapurna Base Camp required no prior experience. However, prior experience in climbing, camping and hiking will definitely be counted as a plus point. Please submit your medical fitness certificate that includes your present health condition, medical situation, the preceding illness and the medication you are taking prior to booking this package. You are also requested to be honest so that, we can prepare ourselves to take quick action in case of emergencies.

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