Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary is design to focus on those who is travelling 7 days or 10 days time for trekking in the Annapurna region.
The Annapurna base camp trekking combines with some of the most spectacular mountain scenery, providing a fascinating insight into the modern hill life of Nepal.
Mount Annapurna 1st is eighth tallest mountains (8,091 meter/26,540 ft) on earth is one of the most impressive peaks in the world. Immerse in the beauty of the lush landscape and walk along the rhododendron and oak trees to appreciate the splendor of the Annapurna mountains range.
The annapurna base camp trek 7 days walk with the high glacial valley is wild Himalayan country surrounded by ten of the most impressive mountains in Nepal, including Annapurna I, Annapurna II, and Fish Tail. If you explore the Annapurna Sanctuary in good weather months in the fall and spring, you can expect clear mornings and evenings and a glowing panorama of snow-capped mountain peaks and starry skies.
Many travelers pronounce Annapurna base camp treks as an Annapurna base camp tour. Abc tour or Annapurna tour is just awesome. It is simply astonishing multi-day tours with walking around 6 hours roughly every day. Majestic Annapurna Base camp hike – hiking tour is most demanding trek route possible to visit in 7 days without stopping from Kathmandu.
Travel to the Annapurna base camp consolidates with the absolute most excellent mountain landscape, giving an outstanding knowledge into the depth of mountain lifestyles. Furthermore, trek to base camp or abc trek or Annapurna base camp trek route takes you through the fascinating traditional Gurung villages who will greet you with warm hospitality.
How long is Annapurna base camp trek? – The Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes about 7 – 12 days. But it totally depends upon your itinerary and length of walking days. The itinerary presented here takes 14 days, conducting from Nayapul (approximately 90 minutes drive out from Pokhara) and going north up to Ghorepani and the famous viewpoint at Poon Hill.
Besides that, annapurna base camp trek cost for nepali is cheaper then foreigner because of permits. No matter whether you choose annapurna base camp trek 7 days or annapurna base camp trek 5 days, you can possibly reach the base camp skipping Poon hill tower. Find annapurna base camp trek map to make annapurna base camp trek 7 days cost planning. In addition, you can also download the annapurna base camp map, measure the annapurna base camp height yourself from annapurna base camp trek distance.
Annapurna base camp treks even more scenic and joyful in the spring season as the whole forest along the trail turns red, pink and white with rhododendron flowers. Amazing Annapurna trek can be done any time throughout the year.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek 14 days itinerary
Hike to annapurna base camp 12 days itinerary is compared to most walks in this region leading up to the base camp. The particular route is designed for world travelers who wish to hike to the base camp but are walking with limited time wise take a special itinerary on Annapurna Sanctuary Trek – 7 Days which would be a more appropriate choice.
The trail goes straight to the Annapurna Base Camp or take a detour to Ghorepani Poon Hill or take a smaller detour to Ghandruk. You can make the climbing stop and returning stop at different villages. Of course, taking different routes causes minus or plus 2-3 days.
For travelers who wish to reach the Annapurna base camp in a more relaxed manner? take a look at this itinerary.Day 1 Arrival at Kathmandu valley
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast plan. Our representative will give you briefing about abc trek.
Scenic overland drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara city. While on a tourist bus journey, you will have beautiful landscapes with colorful rice terraces. Reaching Pokhara takes about 7 hours by Bus/car and 25 minutes by flight. In the afternoon you will be with your trekking Guide to Observe the Natural Beautiful Fewa lake in Pokhara.
After having breakfast at hotel we start our driving to Nayapul which takes approximately 90 minutes. Then we conducts our journey to Tikhedhunga passing over Birethanti Bazaar (1065m.). It is an easy hike passing through several small villages and settlements. We ascend gently to the final destination of the day. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Today, we ascend steeply for the first 2 hours and ascend gently passing through Ulleri (2,070m.) and Banthanti villages. During the journey, you will see good view of Machhapuchhare known as mount Fish Tail (6,997m/22,950 feet.), mount Hiunchuli (6,441m/21,127 feet.) and as well as Annapurna (7,219m/23,678 feet) south. Now, our trail is quite easier passing through Rhododendron and shadowy trees and ascends gently up to the final camp at Ghorepani village. Ghorepani hiking or hike to upper ghorepani takes about 6 hours roughly today.
Today very early in the morning, we hike together to Poon Hill to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snow-capped mountains.
Dowhhill hike to Ghorepani village, have a hot breakfast at Lodge and immediately begin our trek to Tadapani (2,650m.). Most part of the trail, we walk through the Rhododendron forest, the beautiful flower makes the jungle colorful in spring when they bloom.
It is very easy trek by descending gently all the way through Rhododendron, oak and other kinds of dense forests. We will hear different kinds of birds chirping on the way to Kimrung Khola. Ascend immediately steeply and walk at a level for 50 minutes and gently steeps and flat to Chomrong which is the only one gateway to reach Annapurna Base Camp. Some people spell as a ABC trekking.
Today, we will our first step with stone step to the river Chomrong, cross the river and hike to Sinuwa village where, there are few lodges. Walking with dense forest to bamboo place. Where there are some lodges and guest house too. On the way, we will see the wildlife like wild boar, monkey, rhesus and other wild birds including Danphe pheasant. Then arrival at Himalayan hotel.
We start to go over Deurali viewpoint and walk further to MBC. There are two different trails ahead of us; we follow the best way according to the season to Bagar and to MBC. These areas are the most possibility for avalanches and always be careful during the journey.
You should have good information from your experienced guide who is organizing by Gokyo Treks & Expedition, before you start your journey to Fish Tail base camp. Take it seriously because there are already a lot of people who lost their lives here from viewpoint to Bagar. The trail after bagar to Fishtail base camp is nice and safe.
Today, we walk all the way uphill to the base camp locating at 13,435 feet. The annapurna base camp trek 10 days or 12 days follows the left-hand tributary of the Modi khola. You can see the sunrise with a natural Panoramic spectacular view from the viewpoint of ABC.
From here we can see Annapurna 1st, Annapurna south, Barah Shikhar, Tent peak, Machapuchhare Hiunchuli and many more snow-capped mountains as well as glacier. Having breakfast in ABC, just descend down to Machapuchhare base camp. We meet the crew and take all stuff descend down to Dovan passing several green valley and villages.
The trail descends to Jhinu Danda leads through bamboo and Rhododendron forest with superb mountain views from Sinuwa hilltop. Have in mind that the trail from Dovan to Bamboo is most subject to avalanches also. The trail leads down and up to stone steps to Chhomrung village. And then descend down to Jhinu Danda where we can enjoy with natural hot spring located on the Modi River banks.
After breakfast you will head downhill through bamboo bushes. You will then cross a suspension bridge leading you to a water mill. From there, the trail follows along the river bank to Himalpani. Still following the river and climbing uphill, you will arrive in the village of Landruk. It is home to the Gurung (a kind of Ethnic groups of Nepal) people. You can stop for a lunch break and head on through the valley. It is a beautiful stroll along the horizon. The next stop is Tolka, located on a hillside with fine mountain views.
The trek begins downhill and offers views of the Annapurna mountain range. You will pass more Gurung villages allowing you to see the huge farming communities. Furthermore, you will arrive in Deurali pass located at an altitude of 2,500m / 8,175 ft where you can experience an almost best view of Annapurna massive with beautiful Pokhara city.
You descend downhill walking to reach Gurung village Pothana. Lunch at Pothana in Gurung guest house, and descend continue downhill to get Dhampus village. Dhampus is a very pleasant village to explore Gurung lifestyles.
From Dhampus hill, you walk downhill through the rice terraces and small Gurung cottages to get foot hill which we use to call Dhampus Phedi. We take a private taxi/car to reach your hotel in Fewa lakeside Pokhara. It is popular for its ambient lakeside and fine views of the Annapurna mountains. The rest of the time, you can relax sitting on the bank of Fewa lake or shopping or whatever.
Morning we’ll drive back through the scenic countryside and during the route will stop for breakfast & lunch. It takes 7 hours back to Kathmandu. On your arrival at Kathmandu Gokyo Treks Nepal office, refreshments and we drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination. Wish you your wonderful journey back to home. Trip finish.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek cost
Reaching abc trek or Annapurna base camp tour is available now on USD 799 per person but the trip price will vary according to group size. Taking flights to and from Pokhara saves your time and riding the bus reduces the trip expenses.
For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu round trip airfare, 3-stars category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and 2-star hotel standard accommodation in Pokhara (BB plan) with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places, so let us know. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Cost includes
- Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
- 2 nights twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu.
- 1 night Tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara within Bed with Breakfast Plan
- Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
- Tourist Bus transfer from Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu as a round trip.
- Fully escorted trek with English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis.
- Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permits for Trek tour
- Pokhara Fewa lake side to Nayapool & from Dhampus phedi to Fewa lake side transfer by private vehicle.
- All land transportation as per written on above itinerary.
- Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
- Insurance for guide and porters.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
- A special gift from our company.
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking cost excludes
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
- Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
- Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
We can organize private Annapurna Base Camp Trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Sept 10, 2019 – Sept. 24, 2019
Sept 15, 2019 – Sept 29, 2019
Sept 20, 2019 – Oct 03, 2019
Sept. 30, 2019 – Oct. 13, 2019
Oct. 05, 2019 – Oct. 19, 2019
Oct. 10, 2019 – Oct. 23, 2019
Oct. 15, 2019 – Oct. 28, 2019
Oct. 17, 2019 – Oct. 30, 2019
Oct. 20, 2019 – Nov. 03, 2019
Oct. 25, 2019 – Nov. 08, 2019
Oct. 30, 2019 – Nov. 13, 2019
Nov. 05, 2019 – Nov. 19, 2019
Nov. 10, 2019 – Nov. 23, 2019
Nov. 15, 2019 – Nov. 29, 2019
Nov. 20, 2019 – Dec. 03, 2019
Nov. 25, 2019 – Dec. 02, 2019
Nov. 30, 2019 – Dec. 13, 2019
Dec. 01, 2019 – Dec. 13, 2019
Dec. 05, 2019 – Dec. 19, 2019
Dec. 10, 2019 – Dec. 23, 2019
Dec. 20, 2019 – Jan. 03, 2020
Dec. 25, 2019 – Jan. 07, 2020
Feb 10, 2020 – Feb 23, 2020
Feb 20, 2020 – Mar 04, 2020
Feb 28, 2020 – Mar 14, 2020
March 10, 2020 – March 23, 2020
March 20, 2020 – April 01, 2020
March 25, 2020 – April 08, 2020
April 05, 2020 – April 17, 2020
April 20, 2020 – May 03, 2020
April 25, 2020 – May 09, 2020
May 05, 2020 – May 19, 2020
May 10, 2020 – May 23, 2020
May 15, 2020 – May 29, 2020
May 25, 2020 – June 09, 2020
June 01, 2020 – June 13, 2020
Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.
Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
Limited – Only few space available
Question: Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?
Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need the experience to do Annapurna base camp trek?
Answer: Actually Not ! But it is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a lightweight daypack. For this trekking, if you have about the little experience would be better.
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Annapurna Base Camp Trek?
Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trek routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with a cozy bed with a nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.
Question: What kind of food can I expect in this trek?
Answer: All the guest houses/lodges in Annapurna Base Camp Trek, they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.
Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along Annapurna base camp trekking?
Answer: All the guest houses along the trekking routes they provide shower, so no worries.
Question: How do I get drinking water on abc lodge trek?
Answer: During the trekking route there are all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you with boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in campsite/along the way.
Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
Answer: On lodge trekking, there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your own adapters!
Question: Is there any communication facilities on lodge Annapurna base camp Trekking?
Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.
Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?
Answer: Not yet! So, for the trekking routes, you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city areas.
Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?
Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.
Question: Who will carry my luggage on express Annapurna base camp Trek?
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carries a maximum of 25 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.
Question: How much distance do I walk each day?
Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.
Question: Is it possible to rent a guide for base camp hike? how to hire a local trek guide for abc tour?
Answer: Yes of course. If you are not happy to go with the complete full board package trip, still you can hire our expert guide to make your holiday tour safer. However, visit a guide and porter hire or email us for your detail travel inquiry.
Question: Do I need walking polls?
Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.
Question: How much additional money do I need per day?
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on trek.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek highlights
- Annapurna base camp or abc trek offers a great view of Annapurna range within 360 deg angle.
- Walking through cultivated fertile fields, Excellent views of Annapurna range with Fishtail.
- Natural hot spring (Jhinu) and nice waterfalls along the trek routes
- Experience the Gurung and other ethnic groups and their life styles.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Note !
As the information stated above is just a guide and standard template what we provide you, however, the trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary during on trip.
It is, however, very incredible that the itinerary would be extensively altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.
“What makes the crazy Annapurna base camp trek special ?”
Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who know the destination better. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.
Annapurna Basecamp Trek
Great organisation by Gokyo treks company with all the information outlined below! Sriram and jayaram, our guides, we fantastic. They were both very knowledgeable, organized and motivating when we needed an extra push. The food and accommodation were organized well and no issues encountered. Would recommend this company for this visiting. – Parisa Zarringhalam, London, England
Amazing trek to ABC with Nepali Friends
Finally…. we did our trekking to ABC.
It has long journey for us, and its really worthy…. to see spectacular view all the way and especially our way from MBC (Machhapuchhere base camp) to ABC (Annapurna base camp) .
At first we are not sure can we finish our trek to ABC or not.
Together with gokyo trek and expedition, we prepare our journey and route, no doubt they has experience and make our trekking much easier. – Nurhayati Noer, Jakarta, Indonesia
Excellent Trek to ABC
Being a novice trekker Gokyo’s organised trek with extremely helpful and encouraging guides Shree Ram and porters made it a very memorable experience. Would highly recommend them to anyone who wishes to trek in Nepal, especially at a very reasonable price without any compromise on the quality! – Sangeetha Thomas, London, England
The best ABC trek
Organised by the company we had one guide, a guide/porter and an additional 2 porters between 5 of us. Really great bunch to help us along the trek making sure we had everything we needed, calling ahead to book accommodation, organising our food and also internal flights. They can pretty much accommodate for anything of you ask and are all very knowledgable about the trek and Nepal. In addition they were all great to just hang out with and have a laugh.
Truly unforgettable experience. Thank you all very very much. – Christian Laub London, United Kingdom.
The best ABC trek
Amazing Annapurna Base Camp Experience! I am a Malaysian who did the 10-day Annapurna Base Camp trek alone with Ram as my guide. This was my first time in Nepal and I have to say that I am highly satisfied with Gokyo Treks. Ammar handled everything from the moment I landed in Kathmandu airport. I had nothing to worry about! The professionalism and hospitality were amazing!
Ram was fantastic as my guide! And my Dhal Bhat buddy! He had very funny jokes and had the local knowledge to point out the things that I would have never noticed myself. He also always went out of the way to make sure I was taken care of all the time.
I had a great time with these guys! At last, I would highly recommend Gokyo Treks to anyone looking to do a trek in Nepal. – Christpher Sien Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
ABC Trek with Gokyo Treks
My friend and I hiked the ABC trek through Gokyo Treks and it was a wonderful experience. We were very grateful for our guide Lila, as he took great care of us. Our experience would not have been the same without him, especially as it was during monsoon season and we had to take a few detours because of rain. Gokyo treks is a reputable and honest company, and they did everything they could to make our trip the best possible. I would highly recommend! – Caroline Schauder, Washington DC, District of Columbia
It was an amazing experience, friendly and great service mind with full of experience tour guide Ram and porter Ram. From the time of welcome, we got great services throughout the trip. Thank you Gokyo Treks for providing us a wonderful memory. – Kanjana Emawat, Bangkok, Thailand
Trip Price : USD 799 Per Person
- Duration of trek: 13 Days
- Max Altitude: 4,130m / 13,547 ft
- Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
- Group-Size: 2-25 People
- Best Time: Oct -May
- Trip Mode: Guest House
- Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Transportation: Car/Plane/bus
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