Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Activity
Trekking
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Easy To Moderate 
  • Max Altitude
    4210 Meters
  • Group Size
    Min. 1 Pax 
  • Meals
    B.L.D 
  • Accommodation
    Hotel/Guesthouse 
  • Best Time
    March - May & Sept - Dec 
Top Seller
All Inclusive Price: $1,090USD

Trip Overview

Are you ready to challenge yourself on an adventure that stays with you for an eternity! We might have the perfect experience planned for you. Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek probably is one of the most popular trekking itineraries in Nepal. The journey up in the mountains is undoubtedly tiring, but the views are definitely worth the prize! Come and join the people who share similar interests as you accompany them on the journey to the Himalayas. The trail is a roller coaster of terrains going up and down as you travel on one of the most loved high-altitude treks in Nepal.

The ABC trek is a relatively short trek that happens to be popular even amongst the nationals in Nepal. The hike gives people a chance to capture the close-up views of the Annapurna range and many other mountains. The trip is indeed a step to help you quench your thirst for the mountains. An excellent opportunity to view the mountains as you stand directly beneath them, breathing the air of the Himalayas near the Annapurna Sanctuary.

During the spring season, travelers can see many species of flora and fauna, including the national flower of Nepal, the Rhododendron. You can expect to see many waterfalls and learn about the rich culture of the Magar and Gurung people living in the region. The trek is doable for most people with an average fitness level and does not require any prior trekking experience. One of the most commercialized and accessible tours in Nepal, we start with the beautiful city of Pokhara as our first trek route. Our trekking journey continues to traverse the villages surrounded by lush green mountains, quiet mountainous villages, and bamboo forests as we travel to Ghorepani, Chhomrong, and ABC through Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC).

Why do you need to get on this tour!

  • Travel to the Annapurna conservation area project that abodes numerous flora and fauna and trek to the Annapurna Base Camp’s highest point as you observe the Annapurna glacier!
  • One of the major trekking routes in Nepal will reward you with views of the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre range through MBC and ABC.
  • Indulge in the exquisite culture and tradition as you meet the humble hosts, the Gurung people, and be a part of the daily lives in Ghandruk village.
  • Enjoy the incredible sceneries, lush green landscapes, terraced farming, rhododendron forests, and glacier rivers as you walk through one of the most relaxed and comfortable tours in Nepal.
  • A possible trip all year round boasts of the views of the majestic (Fishtail mountain), the Machhapuchhre, Mt. Himchuli, Mt. Annapurna, and other neighboring ranges.
  • Travel to the beautiful Poon Hill, a vantage point for viewing the unreal beauty of the shining golden magical sunrise upon the mighty mountains.
  • Jump and de-stress in the natural hot springs of Jhinu Danda, a perfect spot to take the stress of the days away!
  • Celebrate the accomplishment of standing below the mountains with your team members at an elevation of 4130 meters!

In addition to the magnificent views, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek allows travelers an opportunity to go through the fantastic trekking trails through the cultural settlement of villages on the foothills of the Annapurna range. The region abodes the ethnic communities of the Magar and Gurung people. The communities still follow the local culture that has a heavy foundation of Buddhism and Hinduism. Along with the solid mountain views, the trail passes through the rural villages, waterfalls, beautiful landscapes, and sheer cliffs with rivers passing below. Additionally, you will be able to observe beautiful temples, monasteries, Gompas, and religious shrines representing the region’s local heritage.

The hosts of the region will warm you with their humble hospitality and continuous service. Similarly, the teahouses in the area will also help you keep comfortable at times. Furthermore, the enduring popularity of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is due to its accessibility. We bet you will never realize how quickly time flies while you are up and running in the mountains.

Additionally, the journey is an enjoyable one because it is moderately complex and is doable even without any prior trekking experience.

Alternative treks you can consider!

The Annapurna region is home to an immense and diverse range of flora and fauna. We believe it is without a doubt one of the best treks to start your adventure journey with! Whether you are a nature or adventure lover, this is a trip you don’t want to leave behind.

If you do not feel like taking on the 14-day long itinerary, we can suggest some alternative treks of the same route. However, suppose you have lesser days on the calendar. In that case, you can take a look at our other packages of the area; the Annapurna Panorama Trek or the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, both of which are equally fun and will only take seven days to complete.

Why Choose Nepal Hiking Team?

Firstly, you can completely trust us with your decision. We have created treks and programs that fit your needs since 2009. Our team of specialists will never fail to meet your expectations and provide you with the best services. You can also check the reviews of our previous travelers who trusted us with their journey and look at what they have to say about us on the trip advisor page.

Secondly, our team has always put the safety and well-being of our clients first. For us, your satisfaction means the most. Thirdly, our strength lies in the expert team of staff we have. Our staff and trekking guides are a group of energetic, well-spoken professionals who have years of trekking experience and knowledge about life in the mountains. So in every step you take, you can be assured you are in entirely safe hands.

All in all, we esteem your valuable time and fulfillment. Hence we try our 100% to offer the best for you and make your time here in Nepal an advantageous, fulfilling, and exceptional one!

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m/2985ft) Duration: 6-7 Hours

Day 03: Pokhara to Tikhe Dhunga (1495m/4905ft) Distance: 9 km, Walking Duration: 4 Hours

Day 04: Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani (2850m/9348ft) Distance: 13 km, Walking Duration: 7 Hours

Day 05: Hike to Poonhill then trek to Tadapani (2500m/8200ft) Distance: 9 km, Walking Duration: 6-7 Hours

Day 06: Tadapani to Chhomrong village (2020m/6625ft) Distance: 8.5 km, Walking Duration: 5 Hours

Day 07: Chhomrong to Dovan (2600m/8528ft) Distance: 9 km, Walking Duration: 5 Hours

Day 08: Dovan to Deurali (3200m/10500ft) Distance: 7.8 km, Walking Duration: 4 Hours

Day 09: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (4230 M/13810FT) Distance: 8 km, Walking Duration: 5-6 hours

Day 10: Return from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2310M/7575FT) Distance: 18 km, Walking Duration: 7 Hours

Day 11: Return from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda Hot Spring (1780M/5840FT) Distance: 12 Kms, Walking Duration: 6 Hours

Day 12: Return from Jhinu Danda to Pokhara

Day 13: Return back from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 14: Farewell/Tour Ends

Cost Includes

  • Airport picks up and drops off by the private vehicle.
  • Two nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu. We use Woodapple Hotel and Spa or similar.
  • Two nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
  • Surface transfer to and from Pokhara by tourist bus then by private car to and from Nayapul.
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • An experienced English-speaking (trekking guide), porter to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, meals, and
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bags, duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion).
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (ACAP and TIMS, please bring 3 passport size photographs)
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa fees: You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US$ 50 or equivalent foreign currency. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • All kinds of cold drinks including water, coke, Fanta, juice, etc.
  • WI-Fi internet during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for airport representatives, tour guides, trekking staff, drivers,s, etc.

Trip Route Map

FAQs

  • Is airport pick up and drop off services available?

  • How can we obtain our visa?

  • What documents are required to get a tourist VISA to Nepal?

  • What type of accommodation can we expect in Kathmandu and Pokhara?

  • Can I extend my stay in Pokhara?

  • Can we upgrade accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara?

  • How long will it take to reach Pokhara by bus/tourist bus?

  • Can we fly to Pokhara instead of driving? And how long will it take by plane? How much extra?

  • How safe is it to fly to Pokhara from Kathmandu?

  • What sorts of accommodation is available during the trekking portion of Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

  • What sort of food/meals are available on the Annapurna Base Camp trek?

  • How can we access clean water on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

  • What about toilets, how is the condition of bathrooms on the trail?

  • How can we shower during the trek?

  • When is an ideal time to do Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

  • Is a private trek better or a group trek?

  • Up to how many people are in a group trek?

  • Can beginners do this trek?

  • Is this trek attainable by children?

  • How can we train ourselves for the Annapurna Base Camp trek?

  • How difficult is Annapurna Base Camp Trek a difficult trek?

  • How can we avoid altitude sickness during the trek?

  • Will there be electricity to charge our electrical devices?

  • Are there ATMs on the trail?

  • Is foreign money accepted on the trail?

  • How can we stay connected with our family back home? Can I get a phone reception?

  • For the Annapurna Base Camp trek, is travel insurance required?

  • Are all your guides first aid trained?

  • What happens if someone gets sick in between the journey?

  • Is it necessary to make a down payment to the reserve a spot in a trek? And how I book a trip?

  • What is the cancellation policy of Nepal Hiking Team?

Cost & Dates

  • Small Group Journey
  • Private Journey

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Reviews

Stephen, Australia

I finished the ABC and Bhutan Tours with Nepal Hiking Team and had a very good time. It was a great pleasure dealing with Balaram and Ganga. They are extremely professional, flexible, and accommodating. prior to the trip, I had been constantly emailing Balaram with my questions, whether or not they are directly related to the trek. Balaram was always extremely responsive with detailed answers and he was always patient. When I first got to Kathmandu, both Ganga and Balaram met me at the hotel to greet me. Throughout the trip, they constantly checked up with the guide to make sure that everything went okay. Overall, the trek was well organized and I can say with confidence that the team has done their best to ensure that my needs were met. I am already thinking about coming back to Nepal for my next trek and I will certainly go with Nepal Hiking Team again.

Marcello, Brazil

Nepal is one of the places in the world everybody MUST go. I’ve been to Nepal 3 times in just five years. Living in Brazil, so far away from Nepal, I wouldn’t travel so much to the country had I not enjoyed the place very much. It’s the best place in the world for trekking, and the people are amazing, the food is delicious, and the views of the Himalayas are gorgeous.

I book my tours with Nepal Hiking Team, which is a reliable company. The first time I visited Nepal, I booked my trek to Annapurna Base Camp and an overland tour to Tibet. Everything was previously arranged. Nothing to worry about. They applied for the permits, put me in a group (we are requested to join a group to enter Tibet), and booked a perfect hotel in Kathmandu. One month ago, I traveled to Nepal to trek the Annapurna Circuit and the Nar-Phu trek. For the second time, I booked my tour with Nepal Hiking Team. I went trekking in a very remote area with scenic spots and charming villages. In the middle of the trek, I began to feel a little uncomfortable by the cold weather, and my left foot was in pain, so I had to finish my hike earlier than expected. I told my guide I was not feeling good, and then Nepal Hiking Team gave me all support I needed on my way back to Kathmandu.

NHT care of everything, so you can enjoy your trek with no worries. From the moment you are picked up at the airport to the moment you leave the country, you are in good hands. Their representatives will greet you at the airport, and you’ll soon be briefed on everything about the trek you are going to enjoy. Guides from the Nepal Hiking Team are helpful and speak excellent English. I especially recommend Raj, a friendly guide, and Lalman if you want to request a Porter. Both do an outstanding job. So, if you’re going to have a great time in Nepal, be sure to choose Nepal Hiking Team as your local travel agency from beginning to end. It’s a reliable company, and I recommend it.

James, Australia

For the longest time, I had wanted to visit Nepal and trek in the mountains. While researching online, I came across the Nepal Hiking Team, read about their Gokyo Lakes adventure, and sent them an email for more info. Ganga replied within 12 hours (the San Francisco/Kathmandu time difference is pretty extreme), and we began planning my adventure. Once I felt pretty confident that the Hiking Team and Ganga were the right group for me, I booked my flights and finalized my trekking plans.

Fast forward two months. It’s midnight in Kathmandu, and after a series of tiring flights, I’m taking my first steps in Nepal. Once I clear immigration, I walk outside, and right there, as expected, is the Nepal Hiking Team ready to pick me up and bring me to the hotel they had booked for me. The hotel (Kathmandu Eco Hotel) had power (permitting of the city’s brownouts), WiFi, clean bathrooms, and fans. Anyways, the next day I spent taking a tour of Kathmandu. The following day I was slated to fly to Lukla to begin my trek to Gokyo Lakes.

After a short ground delay, our plane to Lukla was in the air. Out the window (make sure you sit on the left side) were some of the most fantastic mountain views I’ve ever seen. Unfortunately, as we approached the landing strip at Lukla, the pilots determined the weather was too poor to make a safe landing, so we returned to Kathmandu. Upon landing, I called up the Nepal Hiking Team and they were at the airport within 10 minutes to pick me up and put me up another night in the hotel. The next day, I spent mostly at the airport as all the flights to Lukla were cancelled. In the early afternoon, Ganga himself came to the airport to talk about alternate plans. As much as I wanted to visit Gokyo Lakes, with two days lost to flight delays, there wasn’t enough time for me to make it there. We then agreed that instead, I would trek to the Annapurna Base Camp.

I was a little bummed that I couldn’t make it to Gokyo but was still looking forward to Annapurna. I realize I’ve taken the last few paragraphs talking about my experience in Kathmandu, but the point I really want to make is that the Nepal Hiking Team was dedicated to making my Nepal experience as good as possible. Between picking me up at midnight, springing for 2 extra nights at the hotel in Kathmandu, and making plans to visit the Annapurna Base Camp on such short notice, they demonstrated to me that they really care. They really are awesome people.

The next day, I flew out to Pokhara and immediately drove up to Nayapul where I began my trek in to the Annapurna Conservation Area. My guide, Prakash, was very energetic and knew all the guest houses and trails very well. The scenery was incredible. This was by far the best trek I’ve ever been on.

Kenneth Byron Hipp, United States

I and my son did the back to back treks of Mustang region and Annapurna Base Camp with Poon Hill. Undoubtedly Nepal Hiking Team arrangement everything precisely and with care. We often visit several countries and I have visited 70 countries as of now with a guide of course. But the service provided by Nepal Hiking Team really takes the win. From the beginning of the trek like picking us up at the airport to the trekking journey, everything was perfectly arranged. I have no complains. They were always on time and prompt. They always provide the detailed information prior to any event.

For instance, our Pokhara to Jomsom flight got cancelled because of the extreme weather. But, Nepal Hiking Team was so prompt to arrange a jeep for us to travel to Jomsom. As we were on a tight schedule this really came in handy. But the drive took 16 hours due to the consistent landslides that blocked the ways; however we succeeded to reach Jomsom in time. Another instance is when Balaram, the executive director of NHT suggested us to do the ABC trek first and then the Mustang trek as in late September there is high chances of rainfall. Thanks to him we didn’t have to face even one day of rainfall.

I genuinely loved the professionalism and care of the team. Amazing trek, outstanding service! Thank you Nepal Hiking Team.

Eliz-Talida Serif, United States

I recently returned from hiking to Annapurna Base Camp and I am so thankful to Nepal Hiking Team, especially my wonderful guide Narayan Dhamala, the president Ganga, and my porter Bhim, for making this journey special and unforgettable. A couple months ago I decided to take a solo trip to Nepal and hike in the amazing Himalayas. I started looking for a trekking company and after carefully reading the reviews and feedback of several agencies, I opted for Nepal Hiking Team. The fact that they are rated #1 and they are also a local company made me feel good about my decision, and this was further reinforced once I started communicating with Ganga about my travel plans. He was always available to answer any questions I had. The trek to ABC was the best trekking experience I’ve had and I’m very grateful for Narayan, who not only was an experienced and extremely knowledgeable guide with great communication skills, but he was a kind, funny, and positive person. I learned so much about the Nepalese culture, the villages we stayed in, the Annapurna Sanctuary, and that made the trek even more enjoyable. When we would arrive at the teahouse we would stay for the night, I always had a comfortable room to stay in. The company has a very good reputation with the owners of the teahouses and this is very important, especially as you get closer to the base camp and there aren’t enough rooms for everyone. At base camp I met a few people who had to sleep in tents or sheds, while myself and two other private groups with NHT, had a place to sleep in the teahouse rooms. Narayan went above and beyond to ensure my well being, making sure that I am eating well and that I am staying hydrated. We kept a consistent schedule and fortunately I didn’t have any altitude sickness or any other health issues. I am already thinking about my next trek in Nepal and without a doubt I will want to organize it with Nepal Hiking Team again.

From the moment I arrived at the Kathmandu airport until the day I was dropped off, everything was coordinated so professionally and flawlessly by Ganga and his team. Nepal Hiking Team goes the extra mile and they truly make their clients’ comfort and well being the top priority. I encourage everyone who wants to trek in Nepal to hire this excellent local trekking company.