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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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Duration Duration
13 days
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
4,130 mtrs.
Activities Activities
Cultural Sightseeing | Moderate to Adventure Trekking
Destination Destination
Nepal
Start/End Point Start/End Point
Kathmandu - Kathmandu
Transportation Transportation
Airport & Trailhead Transfers | Tourist Coach | Porter(s)
Grade Grade
Moderate
Nature of Trip Nature of Trip
Lodge to Lodge Trek
Meals Meals
12 Breakfast | 8 Lunch | 8 Dinner
Group Size Group Size
1-10 People
Best Seasons Best Seasons
Sept - Dec | March - Jun
Accommodation Accommodation
4 Nights in 3* Hotel | 8 Nights in Teahouse Eco Lodge

Overview of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The most popular hiking of the Annapurna range is Annapurna Base Camp Trek. It is getting its rising popularity among all types of hikers visiting Nepal. The Annapurna Base Camp (4130 meters) is the ultimate destination of ABC Trekking. Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) is home to the world-famous Gurkhas. Besides, high and beautiful mountains, beautiful settlements, and diverse cultures attract hundreds of thousands of tourists every year.

The incomparable beauty of Mt. Fishtail is praised by travelers, photographers, painters, and bloggers throughout the world.  One of the main trails of ACAP, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek trail takes the trekkers alongside terraced rice paddies. That leads upward through the lush rhododendron forests and high-altitude landscapes with the dominating view of Annapurna Mountain Range. It passes through gushing waterfalls, ethnic villages, terraced farmlands, lush rhododendron forests, providing one with the picturesque panorama of the mountains.

Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Awe-inspiring views of lush forests of rhododendrons and oaks
  • Passing through Perennial rivers and suspension bridges
  • Take a look at the Nepalese rural way of life and Food Sets
  • View the beautiful Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Massifs,
  • Capture the Star Routes above the Himalayan range
  • Explore unique Gurung villages such as Ghandruk
  • Stunning sunrise panorama across the mountain range
  • The overwhelming experience of breathtaking mountain views

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Route Map

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Route Map

The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is another name for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The ABC Trek over Poon Hill can be combined with a number of long-distance hiking routes. People frequently combine the Annapurna Base Camp trip with the Ghorepani Poon Hill Sunrise Trek. The Khopra Danda Trek, the Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek, and the Round Annapurna Trek are all famous hiking routes. The trekking routes all go to different Annapurna Massif bases. The ABC trek is one of the most popular hikes in the Annapurna Region. The trek, like many others in the area, begins in Pokhara, particularly along the Dhampus ridge or through Nayapul.

The Annapurna Base Camp trek takes you through the Annapurna Sanctuary, a breathtaking river basin filled with steep gorges, thin and glittering rivers, and glacier valleys. Along the way, more than ten massive mountains may be observed in quick succession.

Easy Customizing

There are several trails that lead to Annapurna Base Camp. The path travels around in a clockwise direction. One of the most popular treks begins in Nayapul and proceeds to Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Chhomrung, Deurali, and eventually to Annapurna Base Camp. The path also goes to Ghorepani Poon Hill, which is well-known. Depending on the trekker’s schedule, this route normally takes 10-12 days to complete. Because the route often passes through the mountains of the region, high altitude may be a challenge. Another issue might be the slickness of the usual path. Ghandruk village is the most popular and fastest route to the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. In the vicinity, Ghandruk is a well-known Gurung hamlet.

Difficulty

Trekking in Nepal is a bit difficult because the routes include hard climbs to gain view spots and altitude. In comparison to other treks, trekking to Annapurna Base Camp is a modest trip. However, a brief but consistent step walking, training before the expedition is always recommended. There have been extremely few occurrences of high altitude sickness among trekkers. Mountains, on the other hand, are constantly unexpected. Taking precautions and conducting thorough research on the trails will be an important part of your preparations before embarking.

Entry & Permits

Being a team of travel experts, Oriental Journeys Pvt. Ltd. is a travel expert and trip planner in Nepal. It does all the documentation and arrangement for the necessary permits of TIMS and ACAP for your ABC Trek. The quoted price includes the permit fee and service charge. While trekking, you will have to check in the checkpoints where you have to display your permits and log your name. It helps in your safety as well as monitoring activities on the trails.

Discounts & Regular Announcements

We provide discounts for groups and families traveling together. A private group, on the other hand, maybe beneficial. There are regular announcements about savings and other inclusions. Make a fast inquiry to take advantage of the prospects. We offer various paths in the Annapurna region; view additional picturesque hiking programs under Annapurna Region Trekking.

Equipment & Packing List to set for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Consider your weight limit before packing. Prioritize your most essential things first and pack them as per the packing guidelines. Next, assume the season and check the weather forecast for additional things to carry. We have a general Equipment & packing list for the trek in the Himalayas. Go through the link (Equipment Checklist)

Annapurna Base Camp Trek General Weather & Temperature

The weather and temperature variations along the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking trek. It rapidly varies with altitude increase or reduction. Naturally, seasonal change in the weather and temperature of the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking path is an important component.

Trekking ABC during Monsoon

Nepal, like other countries, has four seasons. The rainy season in Nepal is from June through July. Rain could be an issue for trekkers during the monsoon season (June to August), but the summer walk might be a windfall for any avid botanist. Few individuals chose ABC for their monsoon adventure. Other places of the world, excluding Australia, have a similar seasonal experience in Nepal. In comparison to Nepal, Australia has the inverse seasonal time.

Hiking Annapurna Base Camp between September – November

The ABC trail’s lower half will have a minimum temperature of 8.6 degrees Celsius and a maximum temperature of 28 degrees Celsius. The base camp, however, is rather cold due to its high altitude, with temperatures seldom falling below zero and little rain in September. The days are typically sunny with a few clouds.

In October, the sky is brighter and there is less precipitation. Lower parts have temperatures ranging from 5 to 20 degrees Celsius. Base camp, on the other hand, becomes colder when the temperature falls below zero. Similarly, November is colder, with temperatures plunging to -5 degrees Celsius at the base camp and no precipitation. In recent years, the weather in the base camp region has been variable, with heavy snowfall during winter and spring.

Best Trekking Seasons to ABC

Autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) are the finest seasons for the journey since it is bright and pleasant, and you can see the mountains well.

Winter trek to ABC

If you want to escape crowds and severe traffic and spend some time alone with nature, the months of December to February are ideal. However, the weather might be extreme at that time of year.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek packages for 2022 and 2023

Oriental Journeys is now accepting reservations for the Annapurna Base Camp treks in 2022 and 2023 with a 20% Post-COVID Discount coupon. For the trek, we operate small, private groups. You may select any of the preferred departure dates. Trekkers on a private trek have the freedom to choose their trip schedules. You have the option of finishing it in 7 days or 13 days. Our group sizes range from solo travelers to large groups. The ABC Trek in 2022 and 2033 might begin or end in either Kathmandu or Pokhara.

Meals

The daily meals during the Annapurna Base Camp trek are not the same for all the days. The hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara include only breakfast. During the trek days (Day 04- Day 10), your trip includes three meals a day. The available food includes bread, pasta, potato, noodles, bread, Dal Bhat, with seasonal vegetables plus tea/coffee with breakfast. The unique Thakali Cuisine set first began from the Annapurna region that you will get in its original form during the trek. You will have breakfast and dinner at your lodge. However, you will have lunch at the restaurants on the route. Meals are generally vegetarian served with seasonal vegetables. Oriental Journeys will serve you a complimentary welcome or farewell dinner at a cultural restaurant in Kathmandu.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek - Accommodation

We offer a competitive price that includes accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Oriental Journeys provides 3-star category hotels to accommodate travelers in Kathmandu. Whereas, the lodges en route from Ghandruk to ABC and back to Jhinu Danda basic facilities with twin sharing bedrooms and common washrooms. Beds are provided with warm mattresses and a blanket. Alternatively, you can carry your own sleeping bag but it is not mandatory. The dining hall in higher altitudes generally has a heating system to keep it warm. You will enjoy your time sitting in the dining hall among other travelers.

Days Hotel/Lodge Category Place
01 Hotel Thamel / Hotel Ganesh Himal or Similar 3 Star Kathmandu
02 Hotel Thamel / Hotel Ganesh Himal or Similar 3 Star Kathmandu
03 Kuti Resort 4 Star Pokhara
04 Ghandruk Lodge/Snow Fall Homestay Lodge Ghandruk
05 Excellent View / International Hotel Lodge Chhomrong
06 Tea House Lodge Lodge Bamboo
07 Tea House Lodge Lodge Deurali
08 Sanctuary Annapurna Hotel Lodge Annapurna Base Camp
09 Tea House Lodge Lodge Bamboo
10 Namaste Hotel Lodge Jhinu Danda
11 Kuti Resort 3 Star Pokhara
12 N/A 3 Star Kathmandu

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    Dec 7, 2019
    by Max Kerr on Oriental Journeys

    I did ABC trek at the beginning of December. Machhindra and my guide Nabin told me that this is almost the off season trek to ABC. But we went to the trek. We did not find many peoples in the trail. We seems lucky in terms of weather and had some awesome views. The trekking guide was very friendly, caring and loving. Although we have fear of snowfall, we did not face any! We did safe and enjoyable trek without having mass in the trail.

    Sep 8, 2019
    by Elaine G. Nealon on Oriental Journeys

    The Annapurna Base Camp trip is ideal for first-time trekkers who have a modest level of physical fitness. Our guide, Nabin, was really kind and helpful in every scenario. Hari, our porter, was always outstanding. He didn't say much, but when he did, he made us chuckle. The meal and lodging were excellent. The services were excellent and professional in general. Next year, I want to return to Nepal for the Mardi Himal Trek.

    Aug 3, 2019
    by Charlotte on Oriental Journeys

    Annapurna Base Camp trek was a fantastic experience! I did it with my family. All-day, we stayed in teahouse lodges. They were basic but comfortable enough to have the rest. Food was amazing. The views were fantastic each day. We had a very supporting guides and porter arranged by Oriental Journeys. The stair to the Ghyorepani and Chomrung were tough.
    The view from Poon Hill was amazing. The Base Camp was cold but rewarding with sunrise view. Hot spring was relaxing. The overall trip was excellent. I recommend the operator without any doubt.

    Apr 20, 2019
    by Emily F. Spencer on Oriental Journeys

    I along with brother and sister in law did Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Oriental Journeys. This is really a beautiful trekking in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The guide cares us all way around. The average walking per day is 5 to 6 hours and the guide helped us for the comfortable walking. The trekking trail is not that difficult. We enjoyed the trek a lot and also observe the lifestyles of the Himalayas. I am really happy with the services provided by Radhika and Machhindra during the pre-planning phase of the trip. Thank you Oriental Journeys for the beautiful trek. We will definitely recommend Oriental Journeys next year. The teahouse accommodation was comfortable and the food was good during the trek.

    Oct 8, 2018
    by Kate J. Hyatt on Oriental Journeys

    Great trek and great guide of Oriental Journeys. The trekking trails was moderate one. We enjoyed diverse scenery and landscapes. The sunrise view of Poonhill and ABC were the most beautiful one. Should be there must if you are in the area.

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    Annapurna Base Camp Trek - Detail Itinerary

    01

    Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

    Today is your arrival day. After your arrival at Tribhuvan   International Airport, one of our representatives from Oriental Journeys will come to receive it. Then we will drive to the hotel and have a briefing of your trekking program. Overnight stay at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu. 

    Meal Plan: Welcome Dinner

    02

    Day 2: Exploration of Kathmandu Valley

    Kathmandu Durbar Square Sightseeing
    Kathmandu Durbar Square Sightseeing

    Annapurna Base Camp Trek program begins with Kathmandu Valley Exploration. Kathmandu -the capital city of Nepal, is rich in cultures, traditions, and unity in diversity exists here. Today we will explore the four marvelous World  Heritage Sites enlisted by UNESCO. Explore the Kathmandu valley is one of the best things to do in Nepal. We will begin to explore Pashupatinath – a very famous temple of Lord Shiva. The morning prayers epitomize the reverence for Lord Shiva and you will feel positive vibes around you. The next destination is Boudhanath Stupa. It is a very famous place for sightseeing. From there we will head to Swayambhunath – Popularly known as The Monkey Temple is believed to be self-born. You can see an amazing view of the Kathmandu valley from the top of Swayambhunath. Our final destination for the day is Kathmandu Durbar Square – also known as Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square or Basantapur Durbar Square. It lies near to Thamel which has busy roads yet seems splendid. There are many interesting stories about this famous tourist destination of Kathmandu. Overnight stay at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

    Meal Plan: Breakfast

    03

    Day 3: Drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu

    Tourists enjoy boating in Phewa Lake during Nepal Highlights tour

    This day we will drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Pokhara – the city of lakes in an amazing place to visit. After we reach there and if we still have time then we will explore the lakeside and the local market of Pokhara. Furthermore, we can also visit David Falls if we have enough time. Overnight stay at Pokhara in a 3-star hotel. 

    Meal Plan: Breakfast

    04

    Day 4: Trek to Gandruk from Pokhara

    View from Ghandruk during ABC trek
    View from Ghandruk during ABC trek

    The trek begins here. We will at the first drive to Nayapul and then trek to Gandruk. The greenery of the pathway with various vegetation such as oak trees, beautifully blooming rhododendron trees on the season, and other well-preserved forests is marvelous. Ghandruk – an ethnic Gurung village, bestows us the panoramic views of the mountain peaks like Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m.), Annapurna III (7755m), and Fishtail ( Machhapuchhre ). Overnight Stay at the teahouse at Ghandruk.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    05

    Day 5: Trek from Ghandruk to Chomrong :(2210m) 5 hrs walk

    View of Mt. Annapurna
    View of Mt. Annapurna

    Today we will descend downwards.  The beautiful pathway leads us to the uphills of Ghandruk. The precipitous pathway leads us to the Kimron Khola. With the pleasing sight of the river, we continue to trek towards Chomrong. Chomrong is the village that lies on the pathway which leads us to Annapurna Sanctuary. Furthermore, you will feel blessed to watch the marvelous views of Annapurna mountain from the ethnic Gurung village of Chomrong. Overnight stay at Ghandruk.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    06

    Day 6: Trek from Chomrong to Bamboo - (2350m) 5 hrs walk

    Chhomrong
    Chhomrong

    The morning after having our breakfast we will continue our journey from Chomrong. You will be amazed to see the thrilling rocky pathway. Furthermore, you have to be aware of the bees and wasps that are in the rocky trails. Then we will reach Sinuwa. You will be delighted to walk across the steep but awesome long staircase. Besides this, you will be pleased to walk along with the dense Bamboo forests. There you can see the splendid oak and rhododendron forests. Then through these forests, we will reach the Bamboo lodge. We will stay overnight at the lodge.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    07

    Day 7: Trek from the lodge to Deurali - (3140m) 5 hrs walk

    Deurali
    Deurali

    The marvelous trek along the amazing forest of the bamboo, oak and rhododendron trees will amaze you. We will ascend through the forest and reach the incredible Dovan. Furthermore, we will trek along the continuously and eye-catching river. Then we will trek to Deurali through the mucky pathway. Overnight stay at Deurali.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    08

    Day 08: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp - (4130m) 5 hrs walk

    Hiking to Annapurna Base Camp
    Hiking to Annapurna Base Camp

    We will continue to trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp. You will be overwhelmed to see the mesmerizing views of the majestic mountain peaks like Mount Hiunchuli (6441m), Annapurna South (7229m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna III (7555m), Gangapurna (7454m) and Fish Tail or Machhapuchhare  (6997m). This will be a lifelong memory for you. We will take the pictures here and have fun around. We will spend our night at the nearby lodge. 

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    09

    Day 9: Trek from base camp to Bamboo - (2335m) 6 hrs walk

    Today we will observe the sunrise views from the basecamp. You will be mesmerized to see the Himalayas turning golden as the sun rays touches the snow-capped mountains. After that, we will descend downwards from basecamp to the Bamboo lodge. We will stay overnight at the lodge.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    10

    Day 10: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (Hot water springs) - (1780m) 4/5 hrs walk

    Jhinu Danda
    Jhinu Danda

    Though we are returning our way back, there are still numerous things that await us. We will trek downhills from Bamboo. The pathway is marvelous with the amazing sight of the lush bamboo and oak forest. You will be astonished to see the varieties of the rhododendron trees on the pathway and beautifully blooming during the season.  Then we will trek down to the easy trails of Sinuwa which further leads us to the ethnic Gurung village of Chomrong. From here we will descend downhill with the amazing staircase of Chomrong and reach the stunning Jhinu Danda. It is a well-known place for hot water springs. You can have a relaxing session of the hot water bath in the springs of Jhinu Danda. We will spend our night in Jhinu Danda.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    11

    Day 11: Trek to Nayapul and then drive to Pokhara city. - 7 hrs walk

    Pokhara Fewa Lake
    Pokhara Fewa Lake

    After our breakfast, we will trek down from Jhinu Danda to Nayapul – the starting and the ending point of our trek. The beautiful and mesmerizing pathways will amaze you with the suspension bridges and the greenery of the lush forests. Moreover, we will reach Nayapul along these marvelous pathways. From Nayapul, we will drive back to Pokhara. You can still roam around and explore the beautiful lake city of Pokhara. Overnight stay at 3-star in Pokhara.

    Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

    12

    Day 12: Drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara

    We will drive back to Kathmandu today from Pokhara. You will feel more delighted when you see the fiercely flowing Trishuli river on the way back to Kathmandu. You can see the cable car point at Kurintar. It is the starting point to reach the very famous temple – Manakamana. People visit there with a belief that wishes will come true. Then we will reach Kathmandu as we pass by the Thankot. Overnight stay at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

    Meal: Breakfast 

    13

    Day 13: Fly Home

    Day of departure. Today you will fly back to your native place from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. One of our representatives from Oriental Journeys will escort you to the airport from the hotel before three hours of your scheduled flight. We are hopeful to serve you again in the next trip to Nepal. 

    Meal: Breakfast 

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Which is the best time of year to trek in Annapurna Base Camp?

    March-June and September-December is the perfect time to visit Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Some people prefer to visit the region around the year.

    What is the altitude of the Annapurna Base camp?

    We reach 4,130m altitude in Annapurna base camp trekking.

    How supportive is your guide during trekking?

    A well-experienced guide will accompany you throughout the trek. He will help you in every situation.

    What happens when it’s a fast group and I am the slow plodder of this trek?

    Generally, 5/6 hours of walking is the average walking of each day during the trek. If the trekker could not pace for average walking, Oriental Journeys will provide a separate guide. And even you can customize the itinerary as per your physical condition, comfort level, and time availability.

    How long will we walk on an average day’s trekking?

    During trekking, 5 to 7 hours of walking are the average day’s walking. However, above 3500m elevation the times will be the same but you will only cover 8 to 9 km. However, all our itineraries can be customized as per the geographical and physical condition of the individual participant.

    Is Annapurna circuit same Walk as Annapurna base camp?

    No. Annapurna Circuit is different than the Annapurna Base Camp trek. Annapurna Circuit rounds Annapurna Massif and needs to cross Thorang La Pass (5416m) since Annapurna Base camp ends at 4130m elevation.

    Is Annapurna Base Camp trek dangerous?

    No, Annapurna Base Camp trek is not dangerous. However, trekking and adventure tour is all about physical fitness and preparedness (logistic, physical and mental). Therefore, the trek can be easily done by the people aged from 10 to 75 years. Since the trekking trail does not have straightly up and straightly down the path, it can be done by the first time traveler.

    How long is Annapurna Base Camp trek?

    The Annapurna Base camp trek can be done from 10 to 12 days depending on the itinerary and pace of your walking. The total distance of Annapurna base camp trek is 115 km from Kathmandu. You will be walking from 10 to 20 km each day for this trek.

    How many people are typically on each trip?

    Typically, there are 5-8 people in a group. But once you book, the trip is guaranteed to depart.

    Can I charge my camera and other equipment on my trip?

    The charging facilities will be available in some hotel receptions, however; we have to pay for this service. Please do not forget to bring two or three-pin travel adapters with you while coming in trekking.

    Does this package include guide?

    Yes, the package includes the guides throughout the trip.

    Who will be your guide?

    Oriental Journeys will provide you a government licensed holder local English speaking guide. We can also provide guides who speak French, Spanish, Japanese, German and any other if you prefer. But for them,  you have to pay extra cost.

    How much additional money do I need per day?

    It depends on your personal interests and spending habits. While you stay in Kathmandu, you can allocate per person $50 to 70 for lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. You can allocate approximately $ 300 to 350 per person to buy meals and drinks during the trek.

    How high is Annapurna?

    Annapurna is the tenth highest mountain in the world by elevation (8,091m).

    What types of will we get in ABC Trail?

    We will get varieties of food items in Annapurna base camp trekking trail. The foods are normally fresh and hygienic in a local cuisine. Although the tea house lodge and hotel provides plenty of food options, you are recommended to have local food and Dal Bhat. The guide also help you to serve fresh foods and drinks.

    How difficult is Annapurna Trek?

    Annapurna region has moderate types of trekking trail. Therefore, the trek is not difficult except Annapurna circuit trek. Basically, the trekking in Annapurna region is not adventurous. So that the trek can be easily done by the first time trekker, families, elderly people as well as the children. Therefore, Annapurna base camp trek is not difficult trek.

    Should I do travel insurance for this trek?

    Travel Insurance is always essential to make yourself risk free from any kinds of possible and unforeseen risks. Therefore, we always recommend our travelers to do insurance before travelling and make sure send the copy of travel insurance after booking the trip. You can do medical and mountain evacuation insurance for trekking up to 5500m elevation. Also make sure that your insurance will cover the helicopter evacuation when you are trekking up to 5500m elevation.

    What currency do I need for Annapurna base camp trekking?

    We advise you to get some Nepali cash on hands so that it is easier for you to pay back in the hotels for your extra expenses. We recommend you to have some Nepali currencies with you while going to trekking.

    Cost Includes

    • Airport picks up & drops
    • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) including Tea or coffee
    • Accommodation on Guest House (Lodge) during the trekking
    • 2 night’s hotel in Kathmandu on Bed & breakfast plan
    • An English speaking Guide
    • Necessary Porter 1: 2 (one porter for two Guest) the porter will carry (30KG in maximum) your luggage during the trek
    • All Government local Taxes
    • Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Fees
    • (TIMS) Trekker’s Information Management System card
    • Guide and porter salary
    • Guide & Porter insurance during the trekking
    • First Aid kit above 6 pax Compulsory from Agency

    Cost Excludes

    • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses
    • Alcoholic Beverage drinks, phone, and Laundry
    • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance,
    • Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects.
    • Entrance Fees any kind of Temples, Monastery, etc
    • Vehicles for Sightseeing
    • Tips and Gratuities
    • Flight fair Kathmandu/Pokhara/ Kathmandu ( Guest + Guide)
    • Extra services according to the guest per Demand ” Please feel free to inform us”
    • Airport taxes

    Annapurna Base Camp Trek - Fixed Departure Cost & Dates


    There is no fixed departure trip for this month. You can request for a private group trip.

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    Duration Duration
    13 days
    Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
    4,130 mtrs.
    Activities Activities
    Cultural Sightseeing | Moderate to Adventure Trekking
    Destination Destination
    Nepal
    Start/End Point Start/End Point
    Kathmandu - Kathmandu
    Transportation Transportation
    Airport & Trailhead Transfers | Tourist Coach | Porter(s)
    Grade Grade
    Moderate
    Nature of Trip Nature of Trip
    Lodge to Lodge Trek
    Meals Meals
    12 Breakfast | 8 Lunch | 8 Dinner
    Group Size Group Size
    1-10 People
    Best Seasons Best Seasons
    Sept - Dec | March - Jun
    Accommodation Accommodation
    4 Nights in 3* Hotel | 8 Nights in Teahouse Eco Lodge

    The most popular hiking of the Annapurna range is Annapurna Base Camp Trek. It is getting its rising popularity among all types of hikers visiting Nepal. The Annapurna Base Camp (4130 meters) is the ultimate destination of ABC Trekking. Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) is home to the world-famous Gurkhas. Besides, high and beautiful mountains, beautiful settlements, and diverse cultures attract hundreds of thousands of tourists every year.

    The incomparable beauty of Mt. Fishtail is praised by travelers, photographers, painters, and bloggers throughout the world.  One of the main trails of ACAP, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek trail takes the trekkers alongside terraced rice paddies. That leads upward through the lush rhododendron forests and high-altitude landscapes with the dominating view of Annapurna Mountain Range. It passes through gushing waterfalls, ethnic villages, terraced farmlands, lush rhododendron forests, providing one with the picturesque panorama of the mountains.

    Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

    • Awe-inspiring views of lush forests of rhododendrons and oaks
    • Passing through Perennial rivers and suspension bridges
    • Take a look at the Nepalese rural way of life and Food Sets
    • View the beautiful Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Massifs,
    • Capture the Star Routes above the Himalayan range
    • Explore unique Gurung villages such as Ghandruk
    • Stunning sunrise panorama across the mountain range
    • The overwhelming experience of breathtaking mountain views

    Annapurna Base Camp Trek Route Map

    Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Route Map

    The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is another name for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The ABC Trek over Poon Hill can be combined with a number of long-distance hiking routes. People frequently combine the Annapurna Base Camp trip with the Ghorepani Poon Hill Sunrise Trek. The Khopra Danda Trek, the Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek, and the Round Annapurna Trek are all famous hiking routes. The trekking routes all go to different Annapurna Massif bases. The ABC trek is one of the most popular hikes in the Annapurna Region. The trek, like many others in the area, begins in Pokhara, particularly along the Dhampus ridge or through Nayapul.

    The Annapurna Base Camp trek takes you through the Annapurna Sanctuary, a breathtaking river basin filled with steep gorges, thin and glittering rivers, and glacier valleys. Along the way, more than ten massive mountains may be observed in quick succession.

    Easy Customizing

    There are several trails that lead to Annapurna Base Camp. The path travels around in a clockwise direction. One of the most popular treks begins in Nayapul and proceeds to Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Chhomrung, Deurali, and eventually to Annapurna Base Camp. The path also goes to Ghorepani Poon Hill, which is well-known. Depending on the trekker’s schedule, this route normally takes 10-12 days to complete. Because the route often passes through the mountains of the region, high altitude may be a challenge. Another issue might be the slickness of the usual path. Ghandruk village is the most popular and fastest route to the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. In the vicinity, Ghandruk is a well-known Gurung hamlet.

    Difficulty

    Trekking in Nepal is a bit difficult because the routes include hard climbs to gain view spots and altitude. In comparison to other treks, trekking to Annapurna Base Camp is a modest trip. However, a brief but consistent step walking, training before the expedition is always recommended. There have been extremely few occurrences of high altitude sickness among trekkers. Mountains, on the other hand, are constantly unexpected. Taking precautions and conducting thorough research on the trails will be an important part of your preparations before embarking.

    Entry & Permits

    Being a team of travel experts, Oriental Journeys Pvt. Ltd. is a travel expert and trip planner in Nepal. It does all the documentation and arrangement for the necessary permits of TIMS and ACAP for your ABC Trek. The quoted price includes the permit fee and service charge. While trekking, you will have to check in the checkpoints where you have to display your permits and log your name. It helps in your safety as well as monitoring activities on the trails.

    Discounts & Regular Announcements

    We provide discounts for groups and families traveling together. A private group, on the other hand, maybe beneficial. There are regular announcements about savings and other inclusions. Make a fast inquiry to take advantage of the prospects. We offer various paths in the Annapurna region; view additional picturesque hiking programs under Annapurna Region Trekking.

    Equipment & Packing List to set for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

    Consider your weight limit before packing. Prioritize your most essential things first and pack them as per the packing guidelines. Next, assume the season and check the weather forecast for additional things to carry. We have a general Equipment & packing list for the trek in the Himalayas. Go through the link (Equipment Checklist)

    Annapurna Base Camp Trek General Weather & Temperature

    The weather and temperature variations along the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking trek. It rapidly varies with altitude increase or reduction. Naturally, seasonal change in the weather and temperature of the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking path is an important component.

    Trekking ABC during Monsoon

    Nepal, like other countries, has four seasons. The rainy season in Nepal is from June through July. Rain could be an issue for trekkers during the monsoon season (June to August), but the summer walk might be a windfall for any avid botanist. Few individuals chose ABC for their monsoon adventure. Other places of the world, excluding Australia, have a similar seasonal experience in Nepal. In comparison to Nepal, Australia has the inverse seasonal time.

    Hiking Annapurna Base Camp between September – November

    The ABC trail’s lower half will have a minimum temperature of 8.6 degrees Celsius and a maximum temperature of 28 degrees Celsius. The base camp, however, is rather cold due to its high altitude, with temperatures seldom falling below zero and little rain in September. The days are typically sunny with a few clouds.

    In October, the sky is brighter and there is less precipitation. Lower parts have temperatures ranging from 5 to 20 degrees Celsius. Base camp, on the other hand, becomes colder when the temperature falls below zero. Similarly, November is colder, with temperatures plunging to -5 degrees Celsius at the base camp and no precipitation. In recent years, the weather in the base camp region has been variable, with heavy snowfall during winter and spring.

    Best Trekking Seasons to ABC

    Autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) are the finest seasons for the journey since it is bright and pleasant, and you can see the mountains well.

    Winter trek to ABC

    If you want to escape crowds and severe traffic and spend some time alone with nature, the months of December to February are ideal. However, the weather might be extreme at that time of year.

    Annapurna Base Camp Trek packages for 2022 and 2023

    Oriental Journeys is now accepting reservations for the Annapurna Base Camp treks in 2022 and 2023 with a 20% Post-COVID Discount coupon. For the trek, we operate small, private groups. You may select any of the preferred departure dates. Trekkers on a private trek have the freedom to choose their trip schedules. You have the option of finishing it in 7 days or 13 days. Our group sizes range from solo travelers to large groups. The ABC Trek in 2022 and 2033 might begin or end in either Kathmandu or Pokhara.

    Meals

    The daily meals during the Annapurna Base Camp trek are not the same for all the days. The hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara include only breakfast. During the trek days (Day 04- Day 10), your trip includes three meals a day. The available food includes bread, pasta, potato, noodles, bread, Dal Bhat, with seasonal vegetables plus tea/coffee with breakfast. The unique Thakali Cuisine set first began from the Annapurna region that you will get in its original form during the trek. You will have breakfast and dinner at your lodge. However, you will have lunch at the restaurants on the route. Meals are generally vegetarian served with seasonal vegetables. Oriental Journeys will serve you a complimentary welcome or farewell dinner at a cultural restaurant in Kathmandu.

    Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

    Today is your arrival day. After your arrival at Tribhuvan   International Airport, one of our representatives from Oriental Journeys will come to receive it. Then we will drive to the hotel and have a briefing of your trekking program. Overnight stay at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu. 

    Meal Plan: Welcome Dinner

    Day 2: Exploration of Kathmandu Valley

    Kathmandu Durbar Square Sightseeing
    Kathmandu Durbar Square Sightseeing

    Annapurna Base Camp Trek program begins with Kathmandu Valley Exploration. Kathmandu -the capital city of Nepal, is rich in cultures, traditions, and unity in diversity exists here. Today we will explore the four marvelous World  Heritage Sites enlisted by UNESCO. Explore the Kathmandu valley is one of the best things to do in Nepal. We will begin to explore Pashupatinath – a very famous temple of Lord Shiva. The morning prayers epitomize the reverence for Lord Shiva and you will feel positive vibes around you. The next destination is Boudhanath Stupa. It is a very famous place for sightseeing. From there we will head to Swayambhunath – Popularly known as The Monkey Temple is believed to be self-born. You can see an amazing view of the Kathmandu valley from the top of Swayambhunath. Our final destination for the day is Kathmandu Durbar Square – also known as Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square or Basantapur Durbar Square. It lies near to Thamel which has busy roads yet seems splendid. There are many interesting stories about this famous tourist destination of Kathmandu. Overnight stay at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

    Meal Plan: Breakfast

    Day 3: Drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu

    Tourists enjoy boating in Phewa Lake during Nepal Highlights tour

    This day we will drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Pokhara – the city of lakes in an amazing place to visit. After we reach there and if we still have time then we will explore the lakeside and the local market of Pokhara. Furthermore, we can also visit David Falls if we have enough time. Overnight stay at Pokhara in a 3-star hotel. 

    Meal Plan: Breakfast

    Day 4: Trek to Gandruk from Pokhara

    View from Ghandruk during ABC trek
    View from Ghandruk during ABC trek

    The trek begins here. We will at the first drive to Nayapul and then trek to Gandruk. The greenery of the pathway with various vegetation such as oak trees, beautifully blooming rhododendron trees on the season, and other well-preserved forests is marvelous. Ghandruk – an ethnic Gurung village, bestows us the panoramic views of the mountain peaks like Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m.), Annapurna III (7755m), and Fishtail ( Machhapuchhre ). Overnight Stay at the teahouse at Ghandruk.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    Day 5: Trek from Ghandruk to Chomrong :(2210m) 5 hrs walk

    View of Mt. Annapurna
    View of Mt. Annapurna

    Today we will descend downwards.  The beautiful pathway leads us to the uphills of Ghandruk. The precipitous pathway leads us to the Kimron Khola. With the pleasing sight of the river, we continue to trek towards Chomrong. Chomrong is the village that lies on the pathway which leads us to Annapurna Sanctuary. Furthermore, you will feel blessed to watch the marvelous views of Annapurna mountain from the ethnic Gurung village of Chomrong. Overnight stay at Ghandruk.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    Day 6: Trek from Chomrong to Bamboo - (2350m) 5 hrs walk

    Chhomrong
    Chhomrong

    The morning after having our breakfast we will continue our journey from Chomrong. You will be amazed to see the thrilling rocky pathway. Furthermore, you have to be aware of the bees and wasps that are in the rocky trails. Then we will reach Sinuwa. You will be delighted to walk across the steep but awesome long staircase. Besides this, you will be pleased to walk along with the dense Bamboo forests. There you can see the splendid oak and rhododendron forests. Then through these forests, we will reach the Bamboo lodge. We will stay overnight at the lodge.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    Day 7: Trek from the lodge to Deurali - (3140m) 5 hrs walk

    Deurali
    Deurali

    The marvelous trek along the amazing forest of the bamboo, oak and rhododendron trees will amaze you. We will ascend through the forest and reach the incredible Dovan. Furthermore, we will trek along the continuously and eye-catching river. Then we will trek to Deurali through the mucky pathway. Overnight stay at Deurali.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    Day 08: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp - (4130m) 5 hrs walk

    Hiking to Annapurna Base Camp
    Hiking to Annapurna Base Camp

    We will continue to trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp. You will be overwhelmed to see the mesmerizing views of the majestic mountain peaks like Mount Hiunchuli (6441m), Annapurna South (7229m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna III (7555m), Gangapurna (7454m) and Fish Tail or Machhapuchhare  (6997m). This will be a lifelong memory for you. We will take the pictures here and have fun around. We will spend our night at the nearby lodge. 

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    Day 9: Trek from base camp to Bamboo - (2335m) 6 hrs walk

    Today we will observe the sunrise views from the basecamp. You will be mesmerized to see the Himalayas turning golden as the sun rays touches the snow-capped mountains. After that, we will descend downwards from basecamp to the Bamboo lodge. We will stay overnight at the lodge.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    Day 10: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (Hot water springs) - (1780m) 4/5 hrs walk

    Jhinu Danda
    Jhinu Danda

    Though we are returning our way back, there are still numerous things that await us. We will trek downhills from Bamboo. The pathway is marvelous with the amazing sight of the lush bamboo and oak forest. You will be astonished to see the varieties of the rhododendron trees on the pathway and beautifully blooming during the season.  Then we will trek down to the easy trails of Sinuwa which further leads us to the ethnic Gurung village of Chomrong. From here we will descend downhill with the amazing staircase of Chomrong and reach the stunning Jhinu Danda. It is a well-known place for hot water springs. You can have a relaxing session of the hot water bath in the springs of Jhinu Danda. We will spend our night in Jhinu Danda.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    Day 11: Trek to Nayapul and then drive to Pokhara city. - 7 hrs walk

    Pokhara Fewa Lake
    Pokhara Fewa Lake

    After our breakfast, we will trek down from Jhinu Danda to Nayapul – the starting and the ending point of our trek. The beautiful and mesmerizing pathways will amaze you with the suspension bridges and the greenery of the lush forests. Moreover, we will reach Nayapul along these marvelous pathways. From Nayapul, we will drive back to Pokhara. You can still roam around and explore the beautiful lake city of Pokhara. Overnight stay at 3-star in Pokhara.

    Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

    Day 12: Drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara

    We will drive back to Kathmandu today from Pokhara. You will feel more delighted when you see the fiercely flowing Trishuli river on the way back to Kathmandu. You can see the cable car point at Kurintar. It is the starting point to reach the very famous temple – Manakamana. People visit there with a belief that wishes will come true. Then we will reach Kathmandu as we pass by the Thankot. Overnight stay at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

    Meal: Breakfast 

    Day 13: Fly Home

    Day of departure. Today you will fly back to your native place from Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. One of our representatives from Oriental Journeys will escort you to the airport from the hotel before three hours of your scheduled flight. We are hopeful to serve you again in the next trip to Nepal. 

    Meal: Breakfast 

    Which is the best time of year to trek in Annapurna Base Camp?

    March-June and September-December is the perfect time to visit Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Some people prefer to visit the region around the year.

    What is the altitude of the Annapurna Base camp?

    We reach 4,130m altitude in Annapurna base camp trekking.

    How supportive is your guide during trekking?

    A well-experienced guide will accompany you throughout the trek. He will help you in every situation.

    What happens when it’s a fast group and I am the slow plodder of this trek?

    Generally, 5/6 hours of walking is the average walking of each day during the trek. If the trekker could not pace for average walking, Oriental Journeys will provide a separate guide. And even you can customize the itinerary as per your physical condition, comfort level, and time availability.

    How long will we walk on an average day’s trekking?

    During trekking, 5 to 7 hours of walking are the average day’s walking. However, above 3500m elevation the times will be the same but you will only cover 8 to 9 km. However, all our itineraries can be customized as per the geographical and physical condition of the individual participant.

    Is Annapurna circuit same Walk as Annapurna base camp?

    No. Annapurna Circuit is different than the Annapurna Base Camp trek. Annapurna Circuit rounds Annapurna Massif and needs to cross Thorang La Pass (5416m) since Annapurna Base camp ends at 4130m elevation.

    Is Annapurna Base Camp trek dangerous?

    No, Annapurna Base Camp trek is not dangerous. However, trekking and adventure tour is all about physical fitness and preparedness (logistic, physical and mental). Therefore, the trek can be easily done by the people aged from 10 to 75 years. Since the trekking trail does not have straightly up and straightly down the path, it can be done by the first time traveler.

    How long is Annapurna Base Camp trek?

    The Annapurna Base camp trek can be done from 10 to 12 days depending on the itinerary and pace of your walking. The total distance of Annapurna base camp trek is 115 km from Kathmandu. You will be walking from 10 to 20 km each day for this trek.

    How many people are typically on each trip?

    Typically, there are 5-8 people in a group. But once you book, the trip is guaranteed to depart.

    Can I charge my camera and other equipment on my trip?

    The charging facilities will be available in some hotel receptions, however; we have to pay for this service. Please do not forget to bring two or three-pin travel adapters with you while coming in trekking.

    Does this package include guide?

    Yes, the package includes the guides throughout the trip.

    Who will be your guide?

    Oriental Journeys will provide you a government licensed holder local English speaking guide. We can also provide guides who speak French, Spanish, Japanese, German and any other if you prefer. But for them,  you have to pay extra cost.

    How much additional money do I need per day?

    It depends on your personal interests and spending habits. While you stay in Kathmandu, you can allocate per person $50 to 70 for lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. You can allocate approximately $ 300 to 350 per person to buy meals and drinks during the trek.

    How high is Annapurna?

    Annapurna is the tenth highest mountain in the world by elevation (8,091m).

    What types of will we get in ABC Trail?

    We will get varieties of food items in Annapurna base camp trekking trail. The foods are normally fresh and hygienic in a local cuisine. Although the tea house lodge and hotel provides plenty of food options, you are recommended to have local food and Dal Bhat. The guide also help you to serve fresh foods and drinks.

    How difficult is Annapurna Trek?

    Annapurna region has moderate types of trekking trail. Therefore, the trek is not difficult except Annapurna circuit trek. Basically, the trekking in Annapurna region is not adventurous. So that the trek can be easily done by the first time trekker, families, elderly people as well as the children. Therefore, Annapurna base camp trek is not difficult trek.

    Should I do travel insurance for this trek?

    Travel Insurance is always essential to make yourself risk free from any kinds of possible and unforeseen risks. Therefore, we always recommend our travelers to do insurance before travelling and make sure send the copy of travel insurance after booking the trip. You can do medical and mountain evacuation insurance for trekking up to 5500m elevation. Also make sure that your insurance will cover the helicopter evacuation when you are trekking up to 5500m elevation.

    What currency do I need for Annapurna base camp trekking?

    We advise you to get some Nepali cash on hands so that it is easier for you to pay back in the hotels for your extra expenses. We recommend you to have some Nepali currencies with you while going to trekking.

    Cost Includes

    • Airport picks up & drops
    • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) including Tea or coffee
    • Accommodation on Guest House (Lodge) during the trekking
    • 2 night’s hotel in Kathmandu on Bed & breakfast plan
    • An English speaking Guide
    • Necessary Porter 1: 2 (one porter for two Guest) the porter will carry (30KG in maximum) your luggage during the trek
    • All Government local Taxes
    • Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Fees
    • (TIMS) Trekker’s Information Management System card
    • Guide and porter salary
    • Guide & Porter insurance during the trekking
    • First Aid kit above 6 pax Compulsory from Agency

    Cost Excludes

    • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses
    • Alcoholic Beverage drinks, phone, and Laundry
    • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance,
    • Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects.
    • Entrance Fees any kind of Temples, Monastery, etc
    • Vehicles for Sightseeing
    • Tips and Gratuities
    • Flight fair Kathmandu/Pokhara/ Kathmandu ( Guest + Guide)
    • Extra services according to the guest per Demand ” Please feel free to inform us”
    • Airport taxes

    There is no fixed departure trip for this month. You can request for a private group trip.

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    Dec 7, 2019
    by Max Kerr on Oriental Journeys

    I did ABC trek at the beginning of December. Machhindra and my guide Nabin told me that this is almost the off season trek to ABC. But we went to the trek. We did not find many peoples in the trail. We seems lucky in terms of weather and had some awesome views. The trekking guide was very friendly, caring and loving. Although we have fear of snowfall, we did not face any! We did safe and enjoyable trek without having mass in the trail.

    Sep 8, 2019
    by Elaine G. Nealon on Oriental Journeys

    The Annapurna Base Camp trip is ideal for first-time trekkers who have a modest level of physical fitness. Our guide, Nabin, was really kind and helpful in every scenario. Hari, our porter, was always outstanding. He didn't say much, but when he did, he made us chuckle. The meal and lodging were excellent. The services were excellent and professional in general. Next year, I want to return to Nepal for the Mardi Himal Trek.

    Aug 3, 2019
    by Charlotte on Oriental Journeys

    Annapurna Base Camp trek was a fantastic experience! I did it with my family. All-day, we stayed in teahouse lodges. They were basic but comfortable enough to have the rest. Food was amazing. The views were fantastic each day. We had a very supporting guides and porter arranged by Oriental Journeys. The stair to the Ghyorepani and Chomrung were tough.
    The view from Poon Hill was amazing. The Base Camp was cold but rewarding with sunrise view. Hot spring was relaxing. The overall trip was excellent. I recommend the operator without any doubt.

    Apr 20, 2019
    by Emily F. Spencer on Oriental Journeys

    I along with brother and sister in law did Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Oriental Journeys. This is really a beautiful trekking in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The guide cares us all way around. The average walking per day is 5 to 6 hours and the guide helped us for the comfortable walking. The trekking trail is not that difficult. We enjoyed the trek a lot and also observe the lifestyles of the Himalayas. I am really happy with the services provided by Radhika and Machhindra during the pre-planning phase of the trip. Thank you Oriental Journeys for the beautiful trek. We will definitely recommend Oriental Journeys next year. The teahouse accommodation was comfortable and the food was good during the trek.

    Oct 8, 2018
    by Kate J. Hyatt on Oriental Journeys

    Great trek and great guide of Oriental Journeys. The trekking trails was moderate one. We enjoyed diverse scenery and landscapes. The sunrise view of Poonhill and ABC were the most beautiful one. Should be there must if you are in the area.

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