Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Duration: 13 Days   |   Based on 5 Reviews
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Tourist Bus
  • Food: Full Board Plan
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Tea House
  • Group Size: 1-16
  • Max Elevation: 4,200 m

Annapurna base camp trek is the most popular trek experience. It is quite a short and easy trek even though you reach up to 4200m. The Base Camp trek incorporates diverse landscapes, flora and fauna, and local Gurung culture. This trek goes alongside rice field terrain, lush Rhododendron forest, wildlife with beautiful Annapurna ranges, and Dhaulagiri ranges.

The Annapurna Base Camp trek is known as the Annapurna sanctuary encircled by high mountains including Annapurna I (8,091 m), Machepuchre/Fishtail (6,993m) Gangapurna (7,455m) Himchuli, Annapurna Fang, Annapurna South (7219m), and many more. There are a few different routes to reach Machapuchre and Annapurna Base Camp but we suggest via Ghorepani Poon Hill to avoid the high altitude sickness. Poon Hill is the vantage viewpoint of Annapurna and other peaks. Poon Hill is the perfect place to see Sunrise and Sunset. Starting from Nayapul is an extra advantage to all trekkers to avoid altitude sickness because it goes gradually up to Ghorepani and gradually down to Chumrung then again gradually up to Machapuchre Base Camp and Annapurna base camp. For more in detail please see the map and itinerary that we have produced by our experts.

most visited time for Annapurna Trek

Of course, Nepal is for all-season but March to May (Spring) is the super nice time of the year for the Annapurna trek. In spring, it showcases many beautiful flowers including Nepal National flower Rhododendron, Orchid, white Magnolias, Blue Irises, and many more, the chirping birds make this time extraordinary. September to November (autumn) is a pleasant time to do it. There is no layer of clouds and everything is very clear like turquoise. The blue sky, twinkling stars, sky towering mountain, neither hot nor cold weather in the autumn season. The Monson (Jun-August) is cloudy and rainy most of the time. The path is more slippery and flooding. December –February is the cold season and there will be piles of snow on the path it is the calmest season to trek.

Annapurna trek route

There are 2 routes to trek to ABC. All routes coincide in Chhumrung and follow the same path to ABC. Global Adventure plans a detour to Ghorepani poon hill. Of course, taking shorter routes causes plus or minus ¾ days. Our below itinerary is the suggested route to be on the safe side and enjoy the trips!

Necessary permit and fees 

Annapurna conservation is a successful conservation project. Taking a tour and trek into the conservation we have to obtain the below permits, which will be arranged by Global Adventure. Our offer price is very much competitive and we give you the value of it. We make all hassle-free ABC treks, providing an experienced trek guide, Porters, all necessary permits, all-mountain accommodation, fresh and hygienic meals, transportation, and the achievement certificate!

  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS-Card)
  • Annapurna Conservation Entry permit

Is this ABC trek right for you?

  • There are 8N/9D days of moderate to hard trekking on this trip. You’ll be trekking about 6 hours a day and at altitudes varied 3000m to 4000 meters most of the time.
  • It is important to be an excellent fitness level and health means small training is essential for successfully accomplishing the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
  • The Annapurna base camp accommodation, known as teahouses/guesthouses, that you stay in on the trek are very simple and cozy with only basic facilities. Hot water showers and Wi-fi may not always be available and may cost extra, The wi-fi connection will be poor
  • The trekking gear you are taking is depending on the season you are trekking in and it’s important to be well prepared. Please contact us for the correct information.
  • The Annapurna base camp trek is a popular trekking route and you will meet many other trekkers on this hike at the teahouses. If would like to go to a less tourist area you can choose Tamang Heritage trek or Langtang valley trek at the same time frame.
  • Due to the natural disaster, we may offer you the alternative trek to avoid the unnecessary hassle.

Mt. Annapuran Trek cost for 2022 /2023

The cost of the Annapurna Base camp trek will be determined by the type of trek you are planning, trek duration, and trekking season you choose. Overall the ABC trek cost is lower and cheaper than the Everest Base camp Trek. The standard package for 13 days including all mentioned services costs between 700 USD to 1000 USD per head. 

Many people took the services with Global Adventure by Embarking on a 13-day Annapurna Base camp trek experience. This is the best rewarding experience. Annapurna Base camp trek is also known as the Annapurna sanctuary trek. Detour to Ghorepani Poon Hill is the extra vantage for sunrise. It is quite an easy and short trek rather than any other high-altitude trek in Nepal.

Highlights

  • The first commercial trek route in Nepal Himalaya
  • Enjoy the culture and history of Gurung, Magar, and Chhetri communities
  • Trek to Macchapuchre and Annapurna Base Camps and hike to the Poon Hill for beautiful views of Annapurna, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges, visiting two base camps at the same time. 
  • A natural hot spring along the trek for your ached mussels

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01: Kathmandu (1,350 m) Arrivals and transfer to Hotel

Upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, one of our staff will meet you at the airport and coordinate transfer to your hotel. 1350m/4290ft.

  • None
  • Hotel
  • 1350 m

The tourist bus leaves early in the morning from Kathmandu. It is comfortable and clean. The bus has Wi-Fi available. Tourist bus goes through Prithivi highway in a scenic valley along the Trisuli River. You will spend the night at a hotel in Pokhara and breakfast is included in the package price. (Optional 30 minute flight available for additional cost). 

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • 850 m

In the morning, the trek begins after a short drive by private car to Nayapul. Trails goes through the deciduous forest and overlook waterfalls, local villages and rice fields.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Guest House

The trails ascend step by step up to Ulleri where the trails lead you to a gradual uphill ascent to Ghorepani through a rhododendron and oak forest.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Guest House
  • 2860 m

We hike to Poon-Hill view-top for sunrise with stunning Mountain Panorama view. After breakfast, our trek ascends to Deurali with great views of the Himalayas. Then again walk through dense Rhodendern forest, villages, farming land and waterfalls following several up and down till Tadapani.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Guest House
  • 2600 m

Your trek descends to Chhule with great views of the Himalayas, settlement villages, farming land and waterfalls. After Chhule the path gradually descends to Chhumrung through the Gurung village.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Guest House
  • 2150m

The path goes downhill to the Chhumrung River and ascends to Sinuwa. The road then becomes flat until reaching Khuldi Ghar and descends to Bamboo. Bamboo is located between massive boulders and forest. The sound of monkeys swinging in the trees may interrupt the silence of the trail. After lunch your trek goes through the bamboo forest and the sounds of rivers and waterfalls will welcome you to Himalaya.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Guest House

Today‚Äôs hike is shorter than other days, but the rise in altitude may make you feel otherwise. You will be trekking above 3000m. and may face conditions of snow and ice, depending on the season. Experience the amphitheater surrounded by Annapurna ranges from Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). 

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Guest House
  • 4130 m

Enjoy your morning, taking in the amazing sunrise views over the Annapurna ranges and Fishtail. The trail descends to Bamboo and along the way you might encounter Himalayan Thar, mountain goats and deer.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Guest House

On the way, you will pass through one of the biggest Gurung tribe inhabited villages. Along the trek you will see many different types of birds and butterflies in the rhododendron forest. After Chhumrung you will descend to Hot Spring (Jhinu Danda) where can bathe in a natural hot spring on the banks of the river.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Guest House

The path descends to Kimrung River, gradually passing through Ghandruck Phedi, ending with an easy and flat walk to Birethanti. You will stop for lunch and walk 45 minutes to Nayapul. We will coordinate your drive back to Pokhara by private vehicle.

  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • Hotel

Return to Kathmandu on a luxury tourist bus (optional 30-minutes flight for an additional cost). Deparute-7:30 am and arrive back to Kathmandu about 3 pm. Transfer to hotel and evening fare well. 

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel

After having the healthy breakfast, You will transfer to Kathmandu Airport for your onward flight.

  • Breakfast

What's included

  • Airport pickup and drop off by private coach
  • Two-night twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu, including breakfast
  • Two-night twin sharing accommodation in Pokhara, including breakfast
  • Kathmandu guided sightseeing tour by private vehicle
  • TIMS-card (Trekker Information Management System)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area entry fees
  • All ground transportation by luxury tourist vehicle
  • 8-night accommodation at the various available tea-houses or lodges during the trek (twin sharing)
  • Experienced English speaking trekking guide with government license
  • Company guarantee for Government Rescue Services
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff.
  • All government taxes and VAT
  • Complementary duffel or sleeping bag (refundable after the trek)
  • Farewell dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant
  • All meals while on the trek (Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner)
  • Nature of personal expenses
  • All kinds of Drinks (alcoholic non-alcoholic and hot and cold drinks)
  • Shopping in the mountains.
  • Client's travel insurance and evacuation costs if needed
  • Tips to Guide and support crews.
  • A sherpa porter to carry your baggage
  • Flight to Pokhara if required (The company may arrange tickets for an additional cost)

Price & Dates

Trip Dates Availability Price  
05 Dec, 2022 - 17 Dec, 2022 Guaranteed 780 USD
10 Dec, 2022 - 22 Dec, 2022 Guaranteed 780 USD
15 Dec, 2022 - 27 Dec, 2022 Guaranteed 780 USD
25 Dec, 2022 - 06 Jan, 2023 Guaranteed 780 USD
30 Dec, 2022 - 11 Jan, 2023 Guaranteed 780 USD
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Useful Info

  • All travelers should have a 6-month validity passport. Visa can obtain on your upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport. Visas cost 30 USD, 50 USD, and 125 USD for 15, 30, and 90 days respectively.

  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary

  • Join our scheduled departure for 2022/2023. Global Adventure Trek assembles the group for you.

  • You may postpone your trip without paying an extra fee. However canceling your booking the T&C will apply.

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