Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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4.8 Based on 184 Reviews
  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Private and Group
  • age requirement 10-79 yrs
  • max group size 35
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Maximum altitude 4131 meters
  • Tour Code BM-215
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English, Nepali
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
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HIGHLIGHTS
  • Traverse a stretch of Annapurna Circuit, one of the world's most famous trekking routes
  • Enjoy close-up views of Annapurna I, Annapurna South and Machapuchare mountains
  • See a sunrise view from Poon Hill
  • Visit Annapurna Base Camp
Trek to the base camp of the 10th highest mountain of the world, Mt Annapurna (8091m), during this 12-day guided trip. Enjoy travelling through a diversified landscape consisting of both temperate and alpine forests, streams, highland pastures and rocky terrain punctuated by isolated mountain hamlets, temples and monasteries.

We drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara on the first day of the trip. Your trekking journey starts from Naya pul. You reach Ghorepani on the third day of the trip and Poon Hill the day after that. If the weather is good, you will get to watch sunrise from Poon Hill before continuing your journey to Annapurna Base Camp via Dovan and Deurali. When reaching Annapurna Base Camp, you'll get a 360 degree panoramic close-up view of the surrounding towering mountain peaks, a view that you will treasure the rest of your life. On the way down you can relax in a hot spring at Jhinu before returning to Pokhara from where you will be driven to Kathmandu.

The Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the best ways to experience both the natural beauty and the unique cultural heritage of Nepal. During this trek, you will not only be travelling through mountainous landscapes, but will also get the opportunity to see villages populated by the ethnic Gurung and Magar people and get the chance to learn more about their everyday life.

Please go through the itinerary for a detailed day-by-day itinerary.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Kathmandu - Pokhara
  • Day 2: Pokhara - Naya pul - Ulleri
  • Day 3: Ulleri - Ghorepani
  • Day 4: Ghorepani - Poon Hill - Tadapani
  • Day 5: Tadapani - Chhomrong
  • Day 6: Chomrong - Dovan
  • Day 7: Dovan - Deurali/Machhapuchhre Base Camp
  • Day 8: Annapurna Base Camp
  • Day 9: Annapurna Base Camp - Bamboo
  • Day 10: Bamboo - Jhinu
  • Day 11: Jhinu - Siwai & drive back to Pokhara
  • Day 12: Pokhara - Kathmandu
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Airport pick up and drop off services. Transport: Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu by tourist bus, Pokhara - Nayapul & Siwai - Pokhara by public bus / shared jeep
  • 2 night's hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast. Guesthouse accommodation during the trek
  • Full board meal arrangements during the trek (Main course: breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • 1 professional, licensed, English-speaking trekking guide. A well-experienced English-speaking assistant guide if the group size exceeds 5 people
  • All applicable taxes, necessary trekking permits, Annapurna Conservation Area fees and Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • First aid medical kit, oxymeter to check your pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation in high altitude
  • In the worst case, we will help you with all rescue and evacuation arrangements
  • Sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag & area trekking map (to be returned after the trip is over)
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Nepal visa (USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days)
  • Your international flights to and from Nepal
  • Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation if needed during the trek
  • Hotels in Kathmandu
  • Porters to carry luggage (you can add a porter when booking)
  • Bar and beverage bills, tea / coffee / drinking water. Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, internet, battery charger, hot shower etc
  • Tips for guide, porter, driver
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
4.8 - Excellent
Based on 184 reviews
  • Nancy Rollason
  • From Britain
  • On Apr 30 2024
5 - Excellent
Awesome trek to ABC
I did the Annapurna base camp trek solo as a first trek. I had an excellent experience— communication beforehand was very clear and all my questions answered. Arrangements went smoothly from airport pick up to hotel and... Read more
A Bookmundi Travel Expert responded to this review:

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that your first trek to Annapurna Base Camp was excellent and that our team at Unique Adventures played a significant role in making it memorable. Clear communication and addressing all your questions beforehand is something we take pride in, and we're glad it contributed to a smooth experience for you, from airport pick-up to accommodations and transport arrangements.

Ensuring the safety and support of our guests, especially solo travelers, is paramount to us, and we're delighted to hear that you felt well-supported throughout your journey. We're grateful for your kind words regarding the care and attentiveness of our team. It's heartwarming to know that Sumba went above and beyond to ensure your comfort and well-being, even in challenging circumstances, and that our porter, Kiran, provided invaluable assistance along the way.

Congratulations on realizing your dream of reaching Annapurna Base Camp! We're honored to have been a part of your journey and thrilled that our team helped make it possible. Thank you for choosing Unique Adventures, and we hope to welcome you back for more adventures in the future!

  • Karen
  • From UAE
  • On Apr 20 2024
5 - Excellent
Annapurna Base Camp
It was our first time to Nepal and trekking. Khum and Dev looked after us from start to finish. Dev organised everything day to day and looked after us in the mountains completely. He took us to wonderful tea houses and gave... Read more
A Bookmundi Travel Expert Khum Subedi responded to this review: It sounds like an incredible adventure! I am glad that our team did a fantastic job taking care of you throughout your first trek in Nepal. Dev's meticulous organisation and attention to detail made each day memorable, from the beautiful tea houses to the informative briefings. It's wonderful that he rearranged your trip so you could explore Chitwan afterwards. Your recommendation of Dev as a guide speaks volumes about his expertise and dedication to your safety. Thanks for allowing us to be part of your journey and experience Nepal's beauty! Remember Unique Adventures International for further thrilling adventures in Nepal.
  • Layla Troostheiden
  • From Netherlands
  • On Mar 13 2024
5 - Excellent
Amazing ABC trek
First time trekking in Nepal and it was amazing! Megendra was a super helpfull, kind and funny guide! He has a lot of knowledge and we had a great time! The ABC trek was just beautiful! Really look forward to do another trek in... Read more
A Bookmundi Travel Expert Khum Subedi responded to this review:

Thank you for sharing your amazing experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that your first trekking adventure in Nepal was a memorable one. Megendra is an exceptional guide, and we're delighted to hear that he was helpful, kind, and funny, making your journey even more enjoyable. His knowledge and expertise certainly add value to the experience.

The Annapurna Base Camp trek is indeed breathtaking, and we're glad you found it beautiful. We'll be sure to pass on your gratitude to Megendra for his excellent service.

We're excited to hear that you're already looking forward to your next trek in Nepal with Megendra! Whenever you're ready, we'll be here to assist you with another unforgettable adventure. Thank you for choosing Unique Adventures, and we can't wait to welcome you back!

  • Anonymous
  • From Netherlands
  • On Mar 13 2024
5 - Excellent
ABC Trek in March
We did the ABC trekking with Megendra from this local tour company and it was amazing! We had some great days, in what was our first trekking ever. The views were so beautiful and our guide was very kind and helpful. Megendra is... Read more
A Bookmundi Travel Expert Khum Subedi responded to this review:

Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us! We're thrilled to hear that your ABC trekking adventure with Megendra from our company was amazing, especially considering it was your first trekking experience ever. The beauty of the views in the Annapurna region truly is breathtaking, and we're glad you got to experience it firsthand.

Megendra is an exceptional guide, and we're delighted to hear that he was kind, helpful, energetic, and friendly throughout your journey. It's wonderful that he matched your expectations perfectly, creating a memorable and enjoyable experience for you.

We'll be sure to pass on your kind words to Megendra. If you ever decide to embark on another trekking adventure in Nepal, we'll be here to assist you every step of the way. Thank you for choosing Unique Adventures, and we hope to welcome you back for more unforgettable experiences in the future!

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CANCELLATION

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.

Other Practical InformationRecommended gear: Waterproof jackets Warm fleece jackets, jerseys, pullovers Good boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light leather boots Sleeping bags (preferably those rated -20 degree Celsius. You can rent them in Kathmandu) A comfortable day pack, preferably with a waistband Fleece wind-stopper jackets (optional) Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jackets Down vests and/or jackets (optional) Lightweight gloves Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer Sun hats/scarfs Light balaclavas/warm fleece hats Sunglasses with UV protection T-shirts Underwear Hiking shorts Lightweight cotton long pants Light, expedition-weight thermal bottoms Fleece or woollen pants Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants Thin, lightweight inner socks Thick, warm wool hiking socks Hiking boots with spare laces Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Other necessary equipment: Headlamps (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag Basic first aid kits (We also provide a comprehensive first aid medical kit and oxymeter to the head guide) Large plastic bags to keep items dry inside your trekking bag Day packs (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) Water bottles (2 bottles recommended) Toiletries Small wash towels COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • An average group size of maximum 8 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented per local government advice. Frequent disinfection of regularly touched surfaces is highly encouraged. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be ensured in our accommodations and also during transportation.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travelers safe.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How much money do I need to bring with me?

    Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.

  • Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?

    There are no quarantine requirements in Nepal for arriving visitors at the moment.

  • How much should my backpack weigh?

    A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.  

  • Do I need a porter?

    The decision to hire a porter is up to you and usually based on your fitness level and/or budget. One porter can be shared between two people and can carry up to 25 kg. Many trekkers hire a porter to have a more comfortable trek.

  • Do I require a porter for carrying water?

    On most popular treks you can expect plenty of places where you can refill your water bottle, meaning you don’t need to carry a huge water supply with you. Bring an extra bottle of water if you are concerned. If you already have a porter, you can ask him/her to carry water as long as it is within the weight limit. Another option is to carry water purification tablets or LifeStraw, both of which can be found in Kathmandu.

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