Annapurna Base Camp Trek

13 Days

Annapurna Base Camp trek has been recognized as one of the world’s best trekking trails. The walk-into the Sanctuary offers exceptional scenery of high mountains, as well as gives chance to witness some of the marsh towns of the Annapurna Region. This world’s renowned trek to the lap of the Annapurna Himalayas leaves you thrilled with the views of exotic mountains like Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna II (7939 m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525 m) and Annapurna South (7219 m) as the name itself suggests. Furthermore, the 360-degree Himalayan view of Dhaulagiri (8167m), Nilgiri (7041m) and Lamjung Himal (6986m) will leave your mind astonished.

 Annapurna Base Camp trek starts after seven hours bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara. It is not only the gateway of Annapurna Base Camp Trek but also the most beautiful city of Nepal.  The typical route of Annapurna Base Camp heads directly to Ghorepani via Ulleri and Nayapul. The trek endures through Modi River, dense stands of rhododendron forest and bamboo bushes to one of most beautiful viewpoints: Poon Hill. Popularly known as Photographer’s Paradise, Poon Hill lets you capture some of the best snaps of impressive Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.

The astonishing sunrise view from Poon Hill is just outstanding. Continuing the Annapurna adventure trek trail leads to Chommrong, Himalaya, and finally to Annapurna Base Camp. You can undoubtedly get captivated by the scenic Himalayan views of Annapurna, Manaslu, Himchuli, Machhapuchre, Dhaulagiri, and other snow-capped mountains all around you.

To get to the Annapurna Base Camp, trekker has to pass through many villages of different ethnic societies having different cultures and lifestyles with ridged forests of rhododendron and a wide range of floras and faunas. Hence, the Annapurna Base Camp trekking is sure to provide you non-stop natural diversity with beautiful Mountain View and Himalayan landscape. The subtropical forests come alive with a huge variety of birds, waterfall thunders, and monkeys chatter from the treetops which makes the trek truly magical.

All things considered, this Annapurna Base Camp trekking has so much to offer to you including a view of outlandish mountains to exploring the local culture and tradition of various ethnic gatherings including Magars and Gurungs who have lived in these precarious slopes for quite long time. Thus, explore the unexplored, live through the magnificence of nature, and dedicate yourself completely to the obscure and be part of our Annapurna Base Camp trek to enlighten yourself with knowledge and life changing experience.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Altitude Chart

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Altitude Chart

  • Annapurna Region
  • 4130 M
  • Hotel / Tea House
  • Moderate to Strenous
  • 01-08 People


Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu (1345meters), you will be warmly welcomed and picked by our representative who will then drop you at the hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.

After breakfast, we will drive to Pokhara via Prithvi Highway on a tourist bus. Experience picturesque landscapes along the highway as you drive alongside rivers, terraced farms, and many villages and towns until you reach Pokhara. In Pokhara, you can spend the evening relaxing by the lakeside/Phewa Lake. Overnight at hotel.

We leave Pokhara as we drive through the countryside to Nayapul. After the 2-hour drive to Nayapul, we start our trek by crossing the suspension bridge over Modi River and heading towards Birethanti. Walking on stone steps, we pass through the villages of Mathathanti, Sudame, Hille, and Tikhedhunga to arrive in Ulleri. Glimpses of Annapurna South (7219m) and Patal Hiunchuli (6441m) can be seen from Ulleri. Overnight at guesthouse.

We walk on an easy trail through thick forests of rhododendron and cross the villages of Banthanti and Nangethanti on our way to Ghorepani. Ascending uphill on stone stairs, we enter the village of Ghorepani. Upon arrival, we are embraced with a panorama of the Annapurna massif and its adjacent peaks. Overnight at guesthouse.

We start the day with an early morning ascent to Poon Hill along the snowy trails to witness the majestic sunrise over the peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges along with Nilgiri(7061m), Lamjung Himal (6983m), and Machhapuchhre (6993m). We then retrace our way back to Ghorepani and continue to climb down to the village of Tadapani. Overnight at guest house.

Ascend uphill and then downhill on a forested trail before crossing the suspension bridge over Kimrong Khola to reach the hot spring of Jhinu Danda. We can take a short rest in the hot spring before entering the mesmerizing village of Chhomrong. Upon reaching Chhomrong, we are rewarded with an amazing view of Annapurna South (7219m) and Machhapuchhre (6993m). Overnight at guesthouse.

Today is an easy walk through rhododendron forest adorned with orchids and ferns. We descend down stone stairs, and upon crossing Chhomrong Khola, we ascend to Sinuwa. We then descend through stone staircases to reach Bamboo. From Bamboo, we walk through the forested trail to reach Dobhan and then Himalaya. Overnight at guesthouse.

We ascend to Deurali and walk along stone stairs to reach a picturesque area featuring alluring vista of snow-capped mountains to reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m). Then, following the moraines of South Annapurna Glacier, we reach the base camp of Annapurna South (7219m). We get to experience a 360-degree view of snow-capped peaks including the Annapurna massif, Annapurna South (7219m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), Patal Hiunchuli (6441m), and several other wonderful peaks. Overnight at base camp.

We start the day by descending to Machhapuchhre Base Camp through the moraine route. Enjoying the view of the snowy peaks, we follow the trails of Modi Khola through the forest of rhododendron and fir and climb down past Deurali and Himalaya to finally reach Bamboo. Overnight at guesthouse.

We first ascend through an amusing forest to Sinuwa, then head down to Chhomrong Khola to finally ascend the stone stairs to upper Chhomrong. We then descend to Jhinu Danda and enjoy a warm dip in the natural hot spring to let our sore muscles relax. Overnight at guesthouse.

After the amazing trek, we descend to Nayapul following the trails of Modi Khola and enjoying the picturesque landscapes along the way. From Nayapul, we drive back to Pokhara. In the evening, you can either rest or stroll around the lakeside streets of Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.

Early in the morning, we leave Pokhara as we drive back to Kathmandu on a tourist bus. Enjoying the amazing greenery and the villages along the highway, we arrive in the capital. Upon arrival, you can either rest in your hotel room or explore the nearby markets. Overnight at hotel.

Our office representative will drop you at the airport 3 hours before your flight schedule.

Cost Include(s)

  • Airport pickup and drop-off.
  • Kathmandu hotel with breakfast.
  • Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Best available guest houses accommodation during the trek (mainly in twin sharing).
  • A local government licensed English speaking trekking guide during the trek.
  • The required number porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers).
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine and transportation for all trekking staffs.
  • All necessary trekking permits and entry fees.
  • Down Jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag.
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate.
  • First aid medical kits.
  • Annapurna Base Camp trek route map.
  • Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.

Cost Exclude(s)

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, laundry.
  • Personal trekking Equipment.
  • Tips for trekking staffs.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

We are advised to consider the following equipment as these are essentials while packing for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Adjustments to the list can be managed according to the requirements, interests, duration of trip, and season of trip.  We can find variety of these gears to rent or buy in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Majority of the gears which are in sale in Kathmandu and Pokhara are locally manufactured and some are imported from china and they are much cheaper. And there are some famous branded gear shops in Thamel, Kathmandu.

Equipment List:

– Lightweight and comfortable hiking boots: fit them with hiking socks and wear them wherever possible before you go to trekking. Get the best hiking boots for plantar fasciitis, if you face plantar fasciitis problem.
– Sleeping bag and liner
– Sandals/ Flip flop
– Hiking socks – at least 4 pairs of cotton socks and 2 pair of wool socks
– Lightweight long sleeve hiking shirts
– Windproof/Waterproof pants and jacket
– Plastic rain poncho
– Light weather protection and warmer weather
– Hat for sun and wind
– Windproof gloves
– Warmer clothes
– Long underwear
– Thermals (socks, t-shirts, sweater)
– Wool hat/beanie (for winter)
– Shorts
– Hiking trousers
– Best down jacket


– Sunglasses with good UV protection
– Sunscreen
– Lightweight bag to carry your personal needs during the day
– Insect repellent
– Camera with extra battery
– Flashlight
– Backpack
– Aluminum water bottle
– Head lamp
– Trekking Poles

Q: I’ve never trekked before.  Can I do this trek?
 As long as you are reasonably fit, mentally prepared and can walk for 6-7-hours a day then no matter who you are and what your background is, a bit of training may be necessary, but even that is not 100% essential for most.

Q: How many miles do you walk each day?
In average you walk around 4-7 miles per day while going up and 8-12 miles while coming down.

Q: Is there battery charging facility?
Answer: The tea houses have charging facilities with both electricity and via their solar panels but if it has been cloudy for several days, there may not be enough reserves to charge barberries for your camera, and thus it is better to have an extra battery. If there is electricity only from solar panels then the tea houses usually charge for it – maybe a 100-200 rupees per hour. Many people want to charge their batteries so try to plug your stuff in as soon as you arrive.

Q: Can I do laundry on the trek?
Answer: Yes, you can. You can take this service with guest house. This will not be by machine, it will be by hand. Or, you can do your own laundry in a bucket.

Q: Is there bottled water on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?
Answer: Yes, there’s bottled water from Nayapul  to all the way up to Annapurna Base Camp. But, the price goes up the higher you go. One liter bottle of water cost start around 50 rupees and at base camp cost well over 200 (around $2). A budget solution to this is to use water treatment solution or use water purifier tablets. Some purification tabs and drops make the water taste weird. Please be aware of that too. In some places there is safe drinking water station from where you can buy drinking water for the day. Buying boiled water can be a solution to save money from expensive bottled water but make sure if water was fully boiled or not before you buy.

Q: Is there age limit for Annapurna Base Camp Trek?
There isn’t any official age limit saying you can and cannot trek to Annapurna Base Camp Trek .

Q: How difficult is the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?
Answer: In terms of terrain there are no ropes needed and no ice picks needed. There is no vertical climbing involved. The ground is not paved. It is rough, rocky and gravel strewn. Most of the trek involves long paths that go up and then down. People with weak ankles should take caution. Depending on the time of year you go there can also be snow and ice in the trails. There are some boulders that need climbing, but you can also walk around many.

Q: Can children go the Annapurna Base Camp trek?
Answer: Yes in the general rule. It’s advisable that your child is reasonable and able to understand and follow instructions immediately. Your child should be mature enough to recognize altitude sickness symptoms.

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