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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek
  • Destination Nepal
  • Activity Trekking
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Max. Elevation 4100m
  • Best Time Mar - May & Sep - Dec
  • Group Size 1-20 Pax


The Annapurna Base Camp trek, also known as the ABC trek, is one of the most popular and breathtaking treks in Nepal. Nestled in the heart of the Annapurna Conservation Area, this trek offers stunning views of snow-capped peaks, diverse landscapes, and rich cultural experiences. The trek takes you to the base camp of Mount Annapurna, the tenth-highest mountain in the world, standing at an elevation of 8,091 meters (26,545 feet).

The journey usually starts from Nayapul, a small town near Pokhara, and passes through picturesque villages, terraced fields, dense rhododendron forests, and traditional Gurung and Magar settlements. Along the way, you’ll encounter friendly locals, witness their unique way of life, and have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture.

As you ascend higher, the scenery becomes more awe-inspiring. Majestic peaks like Annapurna South, Machapuchare (Fishtail), Hiunchuli, and Gangapurna dominate the skyline, creating a surreal backdrop for your trekking adventure. The trail leads you through the Modi Khola Valley, crossing suspension bridges, and climbing stone staircases until you reach the Annapurna Base Camp at an elevation of 4,130 meters (13,550 feet).

Reaching Annapurna Base Camp is a truly rewarding experience. Standing amidst the towering Himalayan giants, you’ll be surrounded by a natural amphitheater of peaks, including the magnificent Annapurna I (8,091 meters) and its neighboring peaks. The panoramic views from the base camp are simply breathtaking, especially during sunrise and sunset when the mountains glow in golden hues.

Annapurna base camp trek difficulty

The Annapurna Base Camp trek is considered to be a moderate to moderately challenging trek. Consider the following when assessing the trek’s difficulty:
Altitude: The highest point of the Annapurna Base Camp trek is at an altitude of 4,130 meters (13,550 feet). The oxygen levels decrease and the air becomes thinner as you climb to higher altitudes. This can cause altitude-related challenges such as shortness of breath, fatigue, and altitude sickness. It’s important to acclimatize properly, take your time, and listen to your body during the trek.

Terrain: The trek involves a variety of terrain, including well-defined trails, stone steps, and occasional steep uphill and downhill sections. Some parts of the trail can be challenging, especially if you’re not accustomed to trekking in mountainous regions. The descent from the base camp can be particularly hard on the knees and leg muscles.

Duration and Distance: The trek usually takes around 7 to 12 days to complete, depending on the itinerary. Each day involves several hours of walking, with an average of 5-7 hours of trekking per day. It’s essential to have a reasonable level of fitness and endurance to sustain this level of activity for an extended period.

why you will love Annapurna base camp trek?

There are several reasons why many trekkers fall in love with the Annapurna Base Camp trek. Here are a few aspects that make it an incredible experience:

Breathtaking Mountain Views: The Annapurna Base Camp trek offers mesmerizing views of some of the world’s highest and most iconic mountains, including Annapurna I, Machapuchare (Fishtail), and Hiunchuli. The sight of these majestic peaks, especially during sunrise and sunset, is truly awe-inspiring and creates lifelong memories.

Diverse Landscapes: The trek takes you through a wide range of landscapes, from lush terraced fields and rhododendron forests to rocky trails and glacial moraines. Each day brings a new and captivating scene, showcasing the natural beauty of the Annapurna region.

Annapurna Sanctuary: The journey culminates in the Annapurna Sanctuary, a unique natural amphitheater surrounded by towering mountains. This secluded and pristine area offers a sense of tranquility and a feeling of being in a sacred space, away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Cultural Immersion: Along the trekking route, you’ll encounter traditional Gurung and Magar villages, where you can immerse yourself in the local culture. Interacting with the warm and friendly locals, experiencing their customs, tasting traditional cuisine, and staying in tea houses provide a rich cultural experience that adds depth to the trek.

Tea House Experience: The Annapurna Base Camp trek offers the convenience of tea house accommodation along the trail. These lodges provide comfortable rooms, warm meals, and a cozy atmosphere where you can relax and socialize with fellow trekkers from around the world. It creates a unique sense of camaraderie and shared experiences.

Annapurna base camp trek right for you?

Determining whether the Annapurna Base Camp trek is right for you depends on various factors. Consider these things to help you make an informed choice:
Fitness Level: The trek involves walking for several hours each day, often on steep and uneven terrain. Having a moderate level of fitness and stamina is important to enjoy the trek and minimize physical strain. Regular exercise and hiking preparation can help you build the necessary endurance.

Altitude Sensitivity: The Annapurna Base Camp trek reaches an altitude of 4,130 meters (13,550 feet). If you have a history of altitude sickness or are unsure about your body’s response to high altitudes, it’s advisable to consult with a healthcare professional before undertaking the trek. Acclimatization days during the trek allow your body to adjust to increasing altitudes gradually.

Weather and Seasons: The weather and seasons play a crucial role in the trek’s feasibility and experience. The best time to undertake the Annapurna Base Camp trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is generally favorable, with clear skies and stable temperatures. However, it’s essential to be prepared for changing weather conditions and understand the challenges associated with trekking during other seasons.

Cultural Interest: If you’re interested in experiencing the local culture, interacting with ethnic communities, and immersing yourself in the traditions of the region, the Annapurna Base Camp trek provides ample opportunities for cultural exploration.


You will meet one of our staff at the airport waiting for you with a placard of the Tidy Himalaya. He will assist you in guiding you to your trip Hotel. At the hotel, we will conduct a brief meeting explaining the nature of the trip. After the meeting, no other activities are planned. Thus, you may rest or follow any different schedule you would like. Overnight at the Hotel in Kathmandu.

On the second day, have an early breakfast and prepare for your departure to Pokhara. The journey to Pokhara is via bus, and the drive entails watching the scenic pastoral landscape of Nepal. You will see giant hills, distant mountain views, rural villages, terraced farms, and rapidly flowing rivers throughout the trip. Watching this beautiful scenery, you will reach Pokhara- the city of lakes and mountain scenery. Check in to the hotel and after the drive, if you are energetic, go for an evening walk around the lakeside city. Overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.

Wake up early in the morning, have breakfast, and get ready for the long hike today. Your destination for today is Tikhe Dhunga, and for that, you will first take a drive to Nayapul via Lumle. The drive is about 90 minutes and goes through small villages. Similarly, trekking towards Annapurna Base Camp starts from Nayapul, so get ready to hike through green hills and the flawless bamboo forest. The first stop of today’s hike is Birethanti. You can enjoy a cup of tea while watching the herds of a mule carrying goods here. Continuing the journey, you stroll past cascading waterfalls, lush terraced fields, and villages. The journey is steep; thus, you will ascend through Ranghai and finally descend to Tikhedunga, which is your stop for the night. Overnight at the guest house in Tikhe Dhunga. All three meals are included.

Today you have a pretty long journey. Leaving Tikhedhunga, the trip to Ghorepani begins with a warm breakfast. Crossing a suspension bridge, you will come across steep stone stairs that bring you to Ulleri- a beautiful Magar town. It is a steep climb, so approach the route gently. Taking on the green pastures, you reach the crest of Ulleri hill, leading you to a campground to take a small but necessary break. After the break, continue hiking to reach Nangethanti for lunch. Following the trail, you will arrive at the traditional village of Ghorepani. All through the hike, you will be rewarded with breathtaking mountain scenery. Overnight at the guesthouse in Ghorepani. All three meals are included.

Today’s itinerary consists of a small hike to famous Poon Hill to see the majestic sunrise view over the gigantic Annapurna massif. After soaking the mesmerizing sight, return to the guesthouse, have your warm breakfast and start your hike towards Tadapani. Hike along the ridgeline and through a pleasant rhododendron forest before reaching Tadapani. Overnight at the guesthouse in Tadapani. All three meals are included

Parting from Tadapani, today, you hike towards Chomrong village. The route to Chomrong is a gradual descent, and it consists of crossing suspension bridges, walking past rhododendron forest, and hike along with the crop fields. As the trail mostly goes through lush jungles, birds become your companion and a reason for fascination. Watching their colorful wings flap when they leap from one tree to another is a rewarding sight. Admiring these creatures, you will eventually reach Chomrong, where villages sprawl across the hillside with Majors Mountains such as Huinchuli, Machapuchare, Annapurna South towering the town. Overnight at the guesthouse in Chomrong. All three meals are included.

We’ll bid the genuine hospitality of Chomrong goodbye and descend towards Dovan. Elevation gain is quite a bit more than other days, so you must approach the journey smoothly. You will hike down 2500 stone steps and cross Chhomrong River through a suspension bridge. After that, ascend through a rocky trekking route that leads to Sinuwa village and continue the hike through the dense forests towards Kuldahar (2540m). From Kuldahar, you will descend to bamboo and take on a gradual ascend from there to Dovan. Overnight at the guesthouse in Dovan. All three meals are included.

Saying bye to Dovan, you follow a serene, emerald-green forest of bamboo and rhododendron route towards Deurali. The trekking course is dotted with prayer flags giving a vibrant flair to the surrounding. Before continuing your walk, take a moment to appreciate the unique ambiance. The forest quickly fades away, leaving a barren landscape strewn with boulders and scree in its place. When you walk by the Himalayan Hotel, you’ll know you’re getting closer to your destination. Continue climbing past this landmark to Hinku Cave, which was once used as a shelter and overnight stop for historical Annapurna expeditions. Your trek for today concludes at Deurali. Overnight at the guesthouse in Deurali. All three meals are included.

This is the most awaited day of our long hike. You will finally reach Annapurna Base Camp today. The journey for the day begins by climbing a riverbed and hiking up to Annapurna Sanctuary. The height gain is quite much today, so as always, be careful and don’t rush the trek. The trek route also follows the Modi Khola trail and will, in due course, bring you to Macchapuchre Base Camp. Take a break at Machhapurchhre Base Camp and admire the Himalayas surrounding the areas. And after a while, depart from the splendors of MBC, and hike for another 2 hours to reach Annapurna Base Camp. The actuality of getting to the base camp becomes more prominent when giants’ views are so close to your eyes. The base camp is towered by impressive peaks of the Annapurna range and its neighboring mountains. Overnight at the teahouse in Annapurna Base Camp. All three meals are included.

Today, we bid bye to the magnificent Annapurna Base Camp and head towards bamboo. As we are descending to low altitude, please be mindful of your walking pace. Following the same trail to base camp, descend to Modi Khola to reach the rural village of Bamboo. The town is surrounded by mountains so take into panoramic scenery of the mountains. Overnight at the guesthouse in bamboo. All three meals are included.

Today, you will descend to Jhinu Danda Hot spring. The trail to Jhinu Danda winds down through wooded slopes to Chomrong via Khuldighar. From Chomrong, the path gets steeper as it descends towards Jhinu Danda. While dropping, make sure to visit the experimental sheep farm, which shows a glimpse of herder’s life in the mountains of Nepal. Observing these exciting aspects of rural life, you will reach Jhinu Danda. From here, if you hike down about half-hour, you will get to a natural hot spring. This is the ideal spot to decompress and let the stress of the day wash over you. Overnight at the guesthouse in Jhinu Danda. All three meals are included.

Your trekking trip is almost over now that the Himalayan views are behind you. We cross the suspension bridge and then drive to Pokhara by jeep which takes about 2 hours. Overnight at the hotel in Pokhara. Breakfast and lunch are included.

Now that your trek is complete, you’ll return from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus. If you are tired of a long bus journey, then you have the option of flying to Kathmandu at an extra cost. The cost for Pokhara to Kathmandu is USD 100.00 per person for one way flight. The choice is yours. Nevertheless, it would incur an additional fee. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu. Breakfast only included.

Today marks the end of the trek. Our office representative will be at your trip hotel approximately 3 hours before your departure flight to transfer you to the airport.

Cost Includes

  • Airport picks up and drops off by private vehicle.
  • Two nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Two nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
  • Surface transfer to and from Pokhara by tourist bus then by private car to and from Nayapul.
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • An experienced English-speaking (trekking guide), porter to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, meals, and
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bags, duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion).
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (ACAP and TIMS, please bring 3 passport-size photographs)
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary’
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa fees: You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US$ 50 or equivalent foreign currency. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • All kinds of cold drinks including water, coke, Fanta, juice, etc.
  • Wi-Fi internet during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for airport representatives, tour guides, trekking staff, drivers, etc.

Cost and Date

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.
The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

Trip Start Date Trip End Date Price Avability Book
02/10/2023 15/10/2023 1050 Guranteed
03/11/2023 16/11/2023 1050 Guranteed


"I recently went on the Annapurna base camp trek with Tidy Himalaya and I must say, it was an unforgettable experience. From the moment I booked my trip, the team at Tidy Himalaya was extremely helpful and responsive, answering all my questions and providing me with all the information I needed to prepare for the trek.

During the trek, our guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and made sure that we were all safe and comfortable throughout the journey. The porters were also very helpful and always had a smile on their faces, even when carrying heavy loads.

The accommodations provided by Tidy Himalaya were clean and comfortable, and the food was delicious and varied. I particularly enjoyed the dal bhat and momos, which were always freshly made and piping hot.

Overall, I had an amazing time with Tidy Himalaya and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a reliable and trustworthy trekking company in Nepal. Thank you Tidy Himalaya for making my trip to Annapurna base camp so memorable!"

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