Annapurna Base Camp Trek Cost and Itinerary - 13 days

Duration: 13 Days   |   Based on 5 Reviews
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Hikking and Trekking
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Tourist Bus
  • Food: Full Board Plan
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Tea House
  • Group Size: 1-15
  • Max Elevation: 4,130 m./13,546 ft.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek: a thrilling walking experience to the foothills of the Annapurna Range

Nepal has a myriad of trekking trails famous for their exhilarating sense of adventure. Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trek is one of the most popular and legendary treks in Nepal that offers everything an adventurer can dream up. It is an amalgamation of adventure, culture, serene beauty, and spirituality. On this trek, you will pass through thick rhododendron forests, tranquil village settlements, mountain pastures, and several diverse landscapes to make a way up to the base camp lying at an elevation of 4,130 m.(13,546 ft).

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Highlights

  • The first commercial trek route in Nepal Himalaya, full of diverse landscapes
  • Enjoy the culture and customs of Gurung, Magar, and Chhetri communities while trekking to ABC
  • Trek to Macchapuchre and Annapurna Base Camps through Ghorepani Poon Hill for beautiful views of Annapurna (8,091m), Manaslu (8,156 m.26,751 ft.), and Dhaulagiri (8,164 m.26,777 ft.) Himalayan ranges, visiting two base camps at the same time. 
  • Enjoy a natural hot spring at Jhinu Danda after the Base Camp trek for your ached mussels
  • One of the most popular trekking experiences in Nepal
  • The world's largest Rhododendron forest in Ghorepani
  • Visit the vibrant Poon Hill for the best Sunrise view

What you can experience at Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Whether you are searching for a grand adventure or simply want to leave the hectic vibes of urban city areas, the Annapurna Base Camp trek is the ideal choice. The trek takes your Himalayan experience to a whole new level with a wealth of action-packed activities available amidst the astounding wilderness and stunning sceneries.

Annapurna Base Camp trek offers you an incredible opportunity to relish deeply enthused views of snow-capped mountains. Peaks such as Annapurna (8,091 m./26,538 ft.), Mt. Macchapucchre(6,993 m./22,937 ft.), Gangapurna (7,455 m.24,452 ft.), Huinchuli (6,411 m./21,028 ft.), Nilgiri (7,061 m./23,160 ft.), Manaslu (8,163 m./26,774 ft.), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m./26,787 ft.), etc. will elevate your trekking experience with their mighty presence.

The majestic Annapurna range is not only the attraction of this multi-day journey. The trekking landscape is infused with indigenous culture and traditions practiced mainly by Gurung and Magar communities. Gurung and Magar are native inhabitants of the area who embrace rich cultural practices and festival ceremonies. The trek offers you a deep insight into their way of life so that you can truly experience the local culture and lifestyle of the people.

This adventurous journey is an impeccable blend of nature and culture in a spectacular Annapurna landscape that'll surely bring you a lifetime of memories and experience.

What to expect in Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

ABC trek touts an extraordinary variety of ecosystems ranging from green hills, dense tropical jungles of rhododendron and bamboo, pristine rivers, and magnificent pastureland to snow-filled peaks. You'll experience a wide range of landscapes in a 13-day Annapurna Base Camp trek journey. On top of that, you'll also transverse some serene Gurung village settlements. You'll sample the warm and sincere hospitality of these ethnic people, inhibiting in the Annapurna region.

ABC trek is a moderate trek with a maximum elevation of 4,130 m./13,546 ft. It's not a very challenging endeavor and doesn't require a high physical fitness level. Having that said, it's always better to prepare yourself for the trek physically and mentally. Those who have done high-altitude treks before will find this trek less tedious and stressful.

Global Adventure Trekking offers a 13-day Annapurna base camp trekking package which is carefully designed for beginners. Even if you are performing a high-altitude trek for the first time, our itinerary will make your journey easier with an adequate acclimatization period. Our expertly-designed 13 - day trek takes the Ghorepani Poon Hill route to avoid high-altitude sickness.

The trek starts from Nayapul, a one-and-a-half-hour drive from Pokhara, and goes gradually up to Ghorepani, to visit the Poon Hill then, the trail makes its way gradually down to the Chumrung on the eastern side before finally making an uphill trek to Macchapuchhre Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp. For your safety, the designed route gives you enough time to acclimatize your body to the surrounding environment. This way, you can avoid developing Acute Mountain Sickness, the illness associated with a high elevation that results from a rapid change in air pressure and oxygen levels.

Apart from the ready-made itinerary, we can also customize trekking in Annapurna base camp to cater to your needs. If you are down to crunch time yet seek to explore the beauty of the Annapurna Region by walking, we can customize the itinerary accordingly. While customer satisfaction is our ultimate goal, we always suggest you best routes to ensure safety.

Places to Visit whilst Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Poon Hill Sunrise Viewpoint

Detouring the Ghorepani trail takes you to the well-known viewpoint of Poon Hill, which overlooks the Annapurna Massif range and Dhaulagiri mountain range. This hill station lies on the way to Annapurna Sanctuary at an altitude of 3,210 m./10,528 ft. An early-morning hike up to Poon Hill viewpoint allows you to witness the stunning views of the Himalayas at sunrise when the first rays of the sun fall on the mountains. From this key viewpoint, you'll get to relish magnificent views of snow-capped peaks like Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Gangapurna, Machhapucchre, Hiuchuli, Annapurna II, etc.

Natural hot spring bath

Another key activity in the ABC trek is taking a dip in the natural hot springs of Jhinu Danda. On the way to return, you'll descend to Jhinu Danda which lies on the bank of the Modi river. There is a natural hot spring nearby where you can take a bath to heal your aches and pains. Relax and forget your trekking fatigue with a hot spring bath amid views of cascading waterfalls. Besides this, there is another hot spring at Tatopani which is in the Annapurna circuit trails.

Important information Annapurna Base Camp Trek:

ABC trek is a mesmerizing walking activity to the base of Annapurna I (8,091 m./26,540 ft.) Annapurna South, Himchuli, and Barashikhar. The classic trekking trail leads you to the 4,130 m./13,550 ft.-situated Annapurna Sanctuary high glacial basin surrounded by a ring of 7,000 m+ mountains. The entire sanctuary holds great religious significance as the home to several Hindu and Buddhist deities.

ABC trekking route is also in the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). Established in 1985, Annapurna Conservation Area is Nepal's largest protected area, stretched across 5 districts. These include Manang, Mustang, Kaski (headquarter-Pokhara), Myagdi, and Lamjung. You'll need an ACAP entry permit to undertake this breathtaking Himalayan journey. Base Camp Trek is a moderate to strenuous trek with plenty of rolling rock stairs.

During the ABC trek, you'll embark on the region, which is famed for its wide diversity of floras and faunas. The common floras include rhododendron, bamboo, oak, fir, pine, etc. whereas the rare faunas comprise musk deer, snow leopard, red panda, Himalayan black bear, etc.

Is The Annapurna Base Camp Trek Suitable For Me?

The Annapurna Base Camp trek offers an unparalleled opportunity to immerse yourself in the authentic beauty of the Himalayas while embracing the rich local mountain culture. This enchanting trekking journey caters to adventurers of all levels, welcoming both seasoned trekking enthusiasts and newcomers alike. With moderate difficulty, all it takes is a decent level of physical fitness and a touch of patience to partake in this unforgettable experience.

At Global Adventure Trekking, we specialize in crafting magical journeys that showcase the breathtaking natural landscapes and cultural diversity of the region. Whether you're drawn to the thrill of adventure or the allure of discovery, our team is dedicated to ensuring your trek is nothing short of extraordinary.

Should you have any inquiries or require assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to us via call, WhatsApp, email, or Messenger. We're here for you around the clock, ready to make your trekking dreams a reality.

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01: Kathmandu 1,350 m./4,290 ft. Arrivals and transfer to Hotel

Upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, our dedicated airport representative will warmly greet you and transfer you to your hotel. You will have a comfortable and pleasant stay with our warm hospitality.

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  • Hotel Buddha/ Hotel Kailash Kuti
  • 1,350 m./4.290 ft.

This is the day-long journey to Pokhara,  which takes 8 to 9 hours. You will have a lifetime of experience travelling by tourist bus, which is clean, comfortable with Wi-Fi facilities. The bus journey starts early in the morning from Kathmandu through the 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. You have a great option, taking the domestic flight, available at an additional cost.

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel Splendid View/ Hotel View Point
  • 8,50 m./2,788 ft.

After your breakfast, the journey start with the short drive to Nayapul, offers scenic landscapes and towering peak just in front of you. Trails goes through the deciduous forest and overlook waterfalls, local villages and rice fields. Spend the night in the beautiful village Tikhedhunga./Ulleri

Distance: km/9.50 miles

Altitude gain: 870 m.

Tentative working hours: 6/7 hours

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Supper View/ Annapurna Guest House(attached bath)
  • 2,050 m./6,724 ft.

The trails ascend with many stone steps up to Ulleri, where the trails lead you to a gradual uphill ascent to Ghorepani through a rhododendron and oak forest. You will find many charming settlements along the way. You could sit in the sun and enjoy with your lunch with the magnificent views of Rhododendron forest. Spending warm and pleasant night at the natural beauty Ghorepani with firewood Chimney.

Distance: 8 km.

Altitude gain: 900 m.

Tentative walking hours: 4/5 hrs.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Sunny Hotel/ Supper View(attached bath)
  • 2,860 m./9,380 ft.

Very early morning, hiking up to Poon-Hill, for the best sunrise view with stunning Panorama of Mountains ranges. After breakfast, our trek ascends to Deurali with great views of the Himalayas with different angle, Our journey is still continuous through dense Rhododendron and oak forests, villages, farming land and waterfalls, following several ups and downs till Tadapani.

Distance: 12 km.

Altitude descend: 200 m.

Tentative walking hours: 5 hours.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Hotel Himalaya/Hotel Grand(attached bath)
  • 2,600 m./8,528 ft.

This is another downhill walk through the Rhododendron and oak forest to Chhuile. You have great chance to be an eyewitness of the Annapurna south, Himchuli and Fishtail. Still continuously hiking down and crossing the Modi River, stopping for lunch in the small villages. Now, the path is easy and smooth to Chhumrong, the gateway of ABC. The most beautiful Gurung village. Spend the night at comfortable and clean Guest House.

Distance-10 km.

Altitude descend: 500 m.

Tentative walking hours: 5 hours.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Hotel Panoram/ Himalay Hotel(attached bath)
  • 2,150m./6,987 ft,

The path goes downhill to the Chhumrung River and ascends to Sinuwa. The road then becomes flat until it reaches Khuldi Ghar and descends to Bamboo. Bamboo is located between massive boulders and forests. 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.

Distance: 12 km

Altitude gain: 750 m.

Tentative walking hours- are 6–7 hours.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Hotel Himalaya
  • 2,900 m./9,512 ft.

Today’s hike is shorter than other days, but the rise in altitude may make you feel otherwise. You will be trekking above, 3,000 m. And may face conditions of snow and ice, depending on the season. Experience the amphitheater surrounded by Annapurna ranges from Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). 

Distance: 9 km.

Altitude gain: 1,210 m.

Tentative walking hours: 6 hours.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Annapurna Century Lodge/ Annapurna Guest House
  • 4,130 m./13,546 ft.

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.

Distance: 14 km.

Altitude descend: 1800 m.

Tentative walking hours-6 are 6 hours.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Bamboo Lodge/Buddha Lodge
  • 2,300 m./7,544 ft.

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 Chhumrong you will descend to Hot Spring (Jhinu Danda) where you can bathe in a natural hot spring on the banks of the Modi river.

Distance-10 km.

Altitude descend: 560 m.

Tentative walking hours: 6 hours.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Ever Green/ Hot Spring Cottage(attached Bath)
  • 1,750 m./5,740 ft.

The path descends to the 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. Optional, you can take a local Jeep from Jhinu Danda and Pokhara.

Distance: 9 km.

Tentative walking hours: 4 hours.

Nayapul to Pokhara: 42 km.

Drive: 1:30 hrs.

  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • Hotel Splendid View/ Vew Point
  • 8,50 m./2,788 ft.

Return to Kathmandu on a luxury tourist bus (optional 30-minute flight at an additional cost). Depart at 7:30 a.m. and arrive back in Kathmandu at about 5 pm. Transfer to the hotel and evening fare well together to conclude your journey with us.

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel Buddha/ Kailash Kuti
  • 1,350 m.

As you start your new adventure, we will coordinate a comfortable transfer to Kathmandu International Airport for your onward travels. I wish you a safe and pleasant journey, with the sincere hope of crossing paths with you in the future. See you again.

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What's included

  • Airport pickup and drop off by private car as per group size
  • Two-night twin-sharing accommodation in Kathmandu, including breakfast (2**)
  • Two-night twin-sharing accommodation in Pokhara, including breakfast (2**)
  • All meals while on the trek (Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner)
  • TIMS- Card (Trekker Information Management System)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area entry fees
  • All ground transportation by luxury tourist vehicle
  • 8-night accommodation at the various best available tea houses or lodges during the trek (twin sharing)
  • Experienced English Speaking Trekking Guide with a Government license holder
  • Emergency Evacuation from the Mountain if necessary.
  • Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • All Local Tax and Company Services Charge
  • Complementary Duffel or sleeping bag (refundable after the trek)
  • Company T-shirt
  • Seasonal fruits for Fiber, Vitamins C, and nutrients 
  • Farewell dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant
  • Trip achievement certificate 
  • Nature of personal expenses
  • All kinds of Drinks (alcoholic non-alcoholic and hot and cold drinks)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early return from the Mountain than the scheduled plan.
  • Personal Travel Insurance 
  • Tips to Guide and Support Crews.
  • A Sherpa porter to carry your baggage (taking a porter costs per day 22 USD. 1 porter is for 2 clients, and carry about 20 Kg.)
  • Flight tickets to and from Pokhara if interested (Please let us know on time for the flight booking)

Price & Dates

Trip Dates Availability Price  
20 Jun, 2024 - 02 Jul, 2024 Guaranteed US$750
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Useful Info

  • All travelers should have a 6-month validity passport. A 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, or early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary

  • Join our scheduled departure for 2023/2024. 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.

  • The mentioned itinerary is outlined, it is customizable as per your requirement. Please feel free to write back.

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