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Annapurna base camp hike was nice. Honestly I was happy to go in November because it wasn’t as cro ...
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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 Reviews

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5 - Excellent
  • Eric
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“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.
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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.”
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“We did the Annapurna Base Camp trek with Breakfree Adventures. They did a wonderful job organizing the entire trek, takes care of every detail. The guide and porter were wonderful! Couldn't have done the trek without them. They always looked after us and make sure we were all good in through the trek. All in all entire team, and office staff, very superb. we had a fabulous trek.”

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

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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.