Annapurna Base Camp Trek 2020/2021

The Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trek, also known as the Annapurna Sanctuary trek, is for the trekkers who are looking for spectacular scenery and a great trekking experience, but only have 9-11 days available for trekking. Prayer flags at Annapurna Base Camp Trail on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek A trekker enjoying a hot beverage while ...

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Great trek and great guide/porter provided by unique adventure. Trail is quite diverse in scenery an ...
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I had a fantastic time all through the trek. It was extremely awesome view, great food and stay. I f ...
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Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek

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Guide and Porter were excellent. Lodging exceeded expectations. Although the weather wasn't great, o ...
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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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I did the ABC Trek with Nepal Eco Adventure in December 2019. Was an amazing experience and the trek ...
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Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 9 Days

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Annapurna base camp hike was nice. Honestly I was happy to go in November because it wasnt as crowde ...
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Annapurna Base Camp trek

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I had a wonderful trip with Sushanta and Green Valley Treks. I'd booked on a group trek but ended u ...
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Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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Fui con mis amigos, buen lugar ... gente increble ... pero muy caro en general vale la pena el dine ...
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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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We booked our trek in advance to our visit to Nepal and it really was fantastic. Everything was so w ...
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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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We, five travel mate, planned to visit ABC in the middle of Mar 2019 and selected Glorious Himalaya ...
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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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I chose Nepal Hiking Team because of a recommendation of it by one of my friends and so decided to
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Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

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I was planning to go to Annapurna Base Camp, but my schedule changed due to the avalanche. Thanks t ...
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I have recently done 4 days Annapurna Base Camp Trekking with Buddha Treks, Out trip was organized v ...
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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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We had a great time trekking to Annapurna Base Camp, our guide and porters were professional, frien ...
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Annapurna Base Camp Trek: 11 Days

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We had a Fantastic trek to ABC Few months ago.The trek was managed by alpine club of Himalaya which
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Annapurna Base Camp trek Reviews

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Based on 360 customer reviews
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5 - Excellent
  • Scott F
  • From Australia
“I chose Nepal Hiking Team because of a recommendation of it by one of my friends and so decided to check it out. Upon looking into their website, I found lots of many different packages available. But I think the most prominent feature that stood out for me regarding this is the flexibility of the itinerary. There was a slight change of plan for me during my trek to the Annapurna Base Camp, and I was sort of worried that I would not be able to enjoy the trek to the fullest extent and might miss some of the really lovely places, but the people at Nepal Hiking Team were all so nice and understanding, they arranged everything and I still had the most wonderful of time without having to miss anything along my trek. Ganga was my guide along the trek, and he was a real nice person to be around. He helped me a lot during the trek, but most of all, he kept me good company. I think I made a nice friend on the trek there with Ganga, because we just seemed to be on the same page immediately when we met! He was an exceptional guide and made the whole trekking journey quite memorable for me and I am very appreciative of that. You know how they say that its the people who sort of can make or break the experience? Yeah, well, Ganga definitely made the experience for me, such an awesome person to be around. The trek was such bliss with him, and will forever be remembered by me!”
Fantastic trek to ABC Reviewed Tour: Annapurna Base Camp Trek: 11 Days
5 - Excellent
  • Eric
  • From Italy
“We had a Fantastic trek to ABC Few months ago.The trek was managed by alpine club of Himalaya which was the best trekking company in Nepal. They dealt every issues very professionally. They provided all the necessary equipment required for trekking. We had very knowledgeable guide and awesome porters. I highly recommended Alpine club of Himalaya and team. We are waiting for reopen everything so we can make another memorable trip to Nepal!!!!”
The tour operator responded
“Dear Guest,
Namaste and greetings from Alpine Club of Himalaya!!!!

Thank you for sharing about your experience as a member of our tour group We are glad that you have enjoyed your holiday with our arrangements of the best put together itinerary to cater to your want to do list of activities and the places/regions you prefer to visit while in Nepal.

We are committed to provide good and reliable services at reasonable pricing to our visitors to have an enjoyable and memorable holiday with a difference, ie. Something exciting to do, something special, and something you would like to experience.

We are truly delighted that we were given the opportunity to be of service to you and we look forward to your next visit to provide you, your friends and family the best team put together for greater adventures for your next walk of the Himalaya.

We look forward to your next visit to Nepal with your friends/family to experience and re-discover what our agency

Alpine Club beckons you, to greater adventures in the Himalayas…

Warm Regards,
Alpine Club of Himalaya Team”
Good trek with awesome views Reviewed Tour: Annapurna Base Camp Trek
5 - Excellent
  • Shen
  • From Canada
“I did a trek to ABC at the beginning of January, when it was still a very late season, meaning there were fewer people on the trekking roads and in the tea houses, which was nice. It also meant that it was very cold. However, we seem to be very lucky with the weather and had some awesome views. Nothing to complain about. The trek guide was very professional, caring and friendly, so I felt very safe and entertained on the trek. Overall I had a really good trip as well as a lot of time to explore, playing cards and having a nice cup of tea.”

Annapurna Base Camp Trek - Overview

The Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trek, also known as the Annapurna Sanctuary trek, is for the trekkers who are looking for spectacular scenery and a great trekking experience, but only have 9-11 days available for trekking.

Prayer flags at Annapurna Base Camp
Trail on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek
A trekker enjoying a hot beverage while trekking to Annapurna Base Camp.

Mount Annapurna in sight, from Annapurna Base Camp

Annapurna Base Camp lies at a height of 4,230 meters and is where mountaineers start their summit of Annapurna I, the 10th highest peak in the world at 8,091 meters. The ABC trail traverses a variety of terrain ranging from glacier moraine and rice terraces to rocky stone steps and, along the way, offers an amphitheater of huge Himalayan peaks.

In addition to great scenery, the trek takes you through the villages of the ethnic communities of Gurung and Thakali, the latter renowned for their incredibly tasty Dal Bhat, also known as ‘Thakali’ sets. While this trek can be undertaken all year round, it is especially beautiful during spring as rhododendron flowers along the trail turn red, pink and white. The Annapurna Base Camp trek is a classic trail and is recommended for anyone looking for a great trekking experience!

Annapurna Base Camp - Trek Facts
Trek Difficulty: Level 2 - Moderate
Trek Duration: 11 Days
Remoteness: Not Remote with well-serviced trails
Max Altitude: 4230 meters at Annapurna Base Camp
Accommodation: Cheap teahouses / Expensive Guesthouses / Lodges
Best Season: Mar-May, Oct-Nov
Transport To/From Trek: Bus or Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and then bus to the trailhead from Pokhara
Permits required:
  1. Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) Card
  2. Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Entry Permit
  3. Restrictive permits are NOT required for this trek

Annapurna Base Camp - Itinerary

Annapurna Base Camp map
Annapurna Base Camp map

Below is a standard itinerary for the Annapurna Base Camp trek. It may vary depending on the final trekking agency you choose to go with:

  • Day 01. Drive to Nayapul 
  • Day 02. Trek from Nayapul to Tikhedhunga (1540 m / 4 hours)
  • Day 03. Trek to Ghorepani (2800 m / 5 hours)
  • Day 04. Early morning hike up to Poon Hill (3200 m) and trek to Tadapani (4 hours)
  • Day 05. Trek to Chhomrong (2170 m / 4 hours)
  • Day 06. Trek to Dovan (2580 m / 5 hours)
  • Day 07. Dovan to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700 m / 6 hours)
  • Day 08. Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4230 m / 4 hours)
  • Day 09. Trek to Bamboo (2340 m / 6 hours)
  • Day 10. Trek to Jhinu hot springs (1780 m / 5.5 hours)
  • Day 11. Trek to Nayapul (1070 m / 6 hours) and then drive to Pokhara
View of Mount Machapuchare while on the Annapurna Base Camp trek

Alternative treks:

Besides the Annapurna Base Camp trek, there are other trekking options in the Annapurna region available to you.

  • The Annapurna Circuit trek is similar to this trek and can be completed in +12 days.
  • If you have less time on your hands and still want to explore the Annapurna region, then the 8-day Annapurna Panorama trek might be a good option for you.
Amazing views of the Annapurna Mountain Range

Annapurna Base Camp trek - Safety considerations

Please see the following safety considerations for the Annapurna Base Camp trek:

  • Since this is a high altitude trek that goes through high mountain passes, proper acclimatization is absolutely essential. Acclimatization days are required during the trek to avoid altitude sickness.
  • Temperatures regularly drop below freezing at Annpurna Base Camp during early spring, late autumn and winter. Depending on the time of the year, please ensure that you are properly dressed and have proper gear.