Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 5-79 yrs
  • max group size 10
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Maximum altitude 4130 meters
  • Tour Code BM-378
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +11
  • The stepped pastures above Pokhara
  • Visit the inward sanctuary of ABC with panoramic views of 10 peaks over 6000m tall
  • Views of the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri and Kaligandaki from Poonhill
  • Enclosed by a ring of inspiring mountains, including Annapurna I at 8091m
The Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal. Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) is surrounded by towering Himalayan peaks.

Trekking starts from Pokhara with a short drive to Nayapul. We ascend well-trodden trails through terraced farmland and traditional villages. As we climb through ancient oak and rhododendron forest, across sparkling streams and past waterfalls, the World of snow and ice starts to unfold before us. This combination of pretty villages and terraced fields of millet and rice, coupled with the majestic splendor of Machhapuchhre (6,993m), Annapurna I and Hiunchuli (6,441m) make this an extremely rewarding trek.

Climbing up the Modi Khola valley towards the sanctuary we are teased with views of towering peaks and dazzling high rock walls with waterfalls tumbling down into the roar of the river below. As the gorge widens, we ascend to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3,700m) on the lateral moraine of Annapurna South glacier.

The steady climb up to ABC reveals the full splendor of this natural amphitheater. When we reach our destination, we are spoiled with 360 degree view of Himalayan peaks. We walk out along a different route to our approach and enjoy the views of Annapurna-I from a different angle. A short diversion up to Poonhill (3,210m) before leaving the Annapurna Conservation Area offers us a chance to obtain great views of another Himalayan giant - Dhaulagiri (8,167m). The sunrise views from here are legendary.
  • Day 1: Drive to Pokhara.
  • Day 2: Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Hile (1430m)
  • Day 3: Trek to Ghorepani (2,840m)
  • Day 4: Hike up to Poonhill for sunrise and trek to Tadapani.
  • Day 5: Trek to Sinuwa (2,340m).
  • Day 6: Trek to Himalaya hotel (2,900m).
  • Day 7: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m)
  • Day 8: Trek to Bamboo (2,345m)
  • Day 9: Trek to Jhinu Danda (1,760m)
  • Day 10: Trek to Pothana (2,100m)
  • Day 11: Trek down to Phedi (1,500m) and back to Pokhara.
  • Day 12: Drive back to kathmandu
  • A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly , English speaking well trained, Government License holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • Strong, helpful porters with proper safety equipment and walking equipment his salary, foods, accommodation and insurance (one porter for two trekkers).
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek and fresh fruit every evening after the dinner.
  • Tea house accommodations during the trek.
  • Annapurna Conversation Area Project (ACAP)permit.
  • Trekker's Information Management System (Tims) permit
  • Tourist bus to Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu.
  • Private Transport from Pokhara-Narapul and Phedi -Pokhara.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Nepal Eco Adventure Sleeping bag, down Jackets and Duffel bag (If you don't have your own, To be returned after the trip complete.)
  • Nepal Eco Adventure T-shirt and cap.
  • Government taxes and office expenses.
  • Two nights standard hotel in Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible
  • Assistant guide group size above 6+ person.
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Airport pickup
  • Airport drop
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Hotel and meals in Kathmandu.
  • Meals in Pokhara.
  • Your Travel and medical insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks.
  • Tips for guides and porters ( Tip is expected)
4.6 - Excellent
Based on 30 reviews
  • Karen Taylor
  • From Australia
  • On Dec 20 2019
5 - Excellent
Great trip - highly recommended
I did the ABC Trek in December 2019. Was an amazing experience and the trek was stunningly beautiful. My guide Deepen had a great knowledge of the mountains and was very attentive to my needs. He had a good understanding of what... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • From France
  • On Nov 11 2019
5 - Excellent
I did a 12 days annapurna base camp trek with Tendi as my guide. It was an amazing trek with incredible views. Tendi was a great guide (and porter), super caring and always making sure I was having the best experience. I will... Read more
  • Dawn Ellithorpe
  • From USA
  • On May 06 2019
5 - Excellent
ABC spectacular!
ABC far exceeded my expectations! Stunning views! Its physically challenging though, so come prepared. Do stairs-there are sections that feel endless.
  • Mary Tison
  • From USA
  • On May 05 2019
5 - Excellent
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Other Practical InformationEssential Equipment for Trekking in Nepal. Warm backpacking sleeping bag comfort temperature up to -15 degree Celsius. Comfortable hiking boots. Make sure they are tried and tested before you go. Spare boot laces. Lightweight trainers/shoes for wear in lodges. Waterproof jacket. Waterproof trousers. Fleece jacket. Down jacket. Fleece/sweater Light-weight fleece or wool vests. Long or short-sleeved shirt; often more comfortable to wear than a fleece vest or T-shirt. Warm hiking trousers. Underwear. Warm hat (can be purchased in Kathmandu for a couple of pounds). Wide rimmed sun hat. 2 – 3 pairs good quality walking socks. Warm gloves or mitts. Large rucksack or Duffel bag. (55 to 70 liters) Rucksack liner or thick bin bag. Day sack. (25 to 40 liters) Dark sunglasses. High factor sun-cream. Lip balm preferably with sun bloc. Ear plugs. (Walls in lodges are very thin) Head torch/torch and spare batteries. 1 liter 2 water bottle. Water purification kit. (On trek you will need to drink 3 – 4 liters of fluids each day) Toiletries. Small hand towel. (Do not bring large towel. They are bulky and heavy) Toilet paper. (You can buy poor quality paper along the route) ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Non essential but recommended Equipment. Walking or hiking pole(s). Light-weight windproof jacket. Neck warmer. Sleeping bag liner. Wet wipes Length of string or para-cord. (12 feet) Half a dozen clothes pegs. Safety pins. (For attaching wet washing to rucksack to dry while trekking) Plastic bags; shop carrier bags. These come in handy for a myriad of uses. Shorts. Camera. (Can recharge batteries for a small cost in lodges) Binoculars. Book/games/cards etc. Travel diary. Hand cleansing gel. After-sun/moisturizer.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • What is the required budget for a trip to Nepal?

    How much you spend in Nepal is largely decided by things you want to do in the country. A 5-day trekking trip in Nepal can start from as little at USD 400 per person. A weekend-long safari in Chitwan National Park is available at less than USD 200.

    On average, seven days in Nepal with accommodation and some or all meals included costs anywhere between USD 700 to USD 1500 per person. Good rooms at hotels in Nepal range from USD 25 to over USD 150 per person, per night, while around USD 1.5 a day can buy you three meals in decent restaurants. 

  • Is Asia open for tourists?

    Despite the initial fears of the Covid-19 pandemic, most Asian countries have managed to mitigate its effects. As such, many popular destinations throughout the continent are currently open for travelers with precautionary measures like mandatory vaccinations. A few countries, however, require newly arrived travelers to spend a couple of days in quarantine.

    As of February 2022, countries like Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia are officially open for vaccinated tourists without the need for quarantine. Meanwhile, India and Indonesia are two of the countries that may require you to quarantine for up to a week on arrival. However, Japan, Vietnam, and Myanmar are yet to open their doors to visitors.


  • 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.

  • How much will a trip to Nepal cost?

    How much you spend in Nepal is largely decided by things you want to do in the country. A 5-day trekking trip in Nepal can start from as little at USD 400 per person. A weekend-long safari in Chitwan National Park is available at less than USD 200.

    On average, seven days in Nepal with accommodation and some or all meals included costs anywhere between USD 700 to USD 1500 per person. Good rooms at hotels in Nepal range from USD 25 to over USD 150 per person, per night, while around USD 1.5 a day can buy you three meals in decent restaurants. 

  • Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?

    In response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. Please check the government travel pages and advisories of your home country and the official website of the Nepal Tourism board here.

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