Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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Annapurna base camp trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Summary

    1. Base Camp trekking duration: 9 Days
    2. Trek Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
    3. Annapurna Base Camp Height: 4,130 meters/13,550 feet
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 Hours
    5. Group-Size: 1 – 12 People
    6. Best Time: March, April, May, October, November and December.
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Meals on Trek route: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/Plane/ Bus

Overview

The Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trek is one of the most popular trekking routes in Nepal. It takes you through breathtaking landscapes, picturesque villages, and offers stunning views of the Annapurna mountain range, including the majestic Mount Annapurna I (8,091 meters/26,545 feet).

Annapurna base camp is a high glacial valley of wild Himalaya that surrounds ten of the most impressive mountains in Nepal, including Annapurna I, Annapurna II, and Fish Tail. It is located in a central but western part of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.

It’s a moderate to challenging trek through the terraced fields, fascinating traditional Gurung villages that greets you with warm hospitality.

Annapurna mountains are the most impressive peaks in the world. Immerse in the beauty of the impressive landscape and wander along the lush rhododendron and oak trees to appreciate the splendor of the Annapurna mountains range.

Hike to base camp combine the spectacular mountain scenery, providing a fascinating insight into local cultures. If you travel 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. And of course, this base camp trekking is possible in all months except the extreme winter – snowy days.

Annapurna base camp trek map

How much does Annapurna Base Camp Package Trip Cost?

The cost of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek Package with a local Gokyo Treks Agency in Nepal ranges between US$ 575 to US$ 790. Despite that, Annapurna base camp trek cost depends upon mode of transportation you choose. Generally, package trip includes transportation, accommodation, food, guide, and porter services, necessary permits, and the logistical support.

Additionally, we also have the best travel deals for group leaders. For example, if you could bring 10+ travelers (except you) on your trip, you are treated as a group leader. So you can hike this Annapurna base camp in a 50% discounting price.

Besides that, trip price for Nepali is cheaper than for foreigners because of conservation permits. Taking flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara and from Pokhara to Kathmandu saves your time and riding the bus reduces the trip expenses.

It’s a standard trip package price for 9 days Annapurna base camp trekking in Nepal. If you are 2 tourists Annapurna base camp trek cost US$ 699 for 9 days trek as given plan. We can modify the trek routes and the prices as per your wish. Here is the price list for Annapurna Base camp treks.

Price Per Person for 9 days Annapurna base camp trek package.

Number of TouristPrice Per Person
1 PersonUS$ 790
2 PersonUS$ 699
3 PersonUS$ 695
4 to 6 personUS$ 635
7 to 9 PersonUS$ 599
10 and more than 10 PersonUS$ 575

If you’re wondering to know about what is included and what is excluded from this trip price, kindly check on the cost given on a tab button.

Itinerary

Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary

Hike to Annapurna base camp 9 days itinerary is compared to most walks in this territory leads to base camp viewpoint. The particular trek route is designed for world travelers who wish to hike to base camp with a normal travel plan.

Likewise, for the express Annapurna Base Camp trek from Pokhara takes about a week. However, tourists can choose a trip plan for their dream hikes to touch the Annapurna foothills either short or long trip itinerary. For travelers who wish to reach the Annapurna base camp in a more relaxed manner? take a look at this itinerary.

1 DayDrive to Nayapool (1,070m), 7 hours. 20 minutes Trek to Birethanti (1125m).

you will begin your overland journey from Kathmandu to Nayapool taking a public Bus from Gongabhu Bus station. Driving by a regular bus will take you through scenic landscapes and picturesque views. Once you reach Nayapool, you will start to walk about 25 minutes to trek to Birethanti Bazaar. At the journey, you will have a amazing scenery of beautiful Annapurna region and its stunning natural beauty.

Birethanti Bazaar is a charming village where you can soak yourself in a local culture and enjoy their warm hospitality of the Nepalese people. It’s a relatively easy trek, perfect for getting acclimatized to the surroundings and preparing for the further adventure ahead in the coming days. Enjoy the first day of your trek and soak in the incredible experiences along the way!

To make a comfortable journey to Pokhara, travelers can take a flight from TIA Kathamndu to Pokhara international airport paying an extra cost of US$ 105 per tourist. The flight journey to Pokhra takes 22 to 25 minutes from Kathmandu and from there, you can take a taxi to get Bire Thanti in 90 minutes travel. Choosing a flight options, you can be in Birethanti Bazaar in 3 hours which means you can save a lot of time to walk even higher to Hile village at 1,430m.

  • Guest House
  • 7 hours drive
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • 1,125m
  • 245 Km
2 Day Ghorepani trekking (2,860m/9,384 feet), 7 hours

Continue your footsteps uphill journey to Ulleri village situated at an elevation of 2,020 meters. Its a cheapest way to reach poon hill quickly driving all the way from Pokhara to Ulleri village. Slow walkers can drive with a local jeep/Bus option to Ulleri village paying extra cost directly at jeep. In this way, you can escape 3,200 stones stairs of Ulleri that marked the difficult way from Tikhedunga to Ulleri Guest houses.

Furthermore, Ulleri offers a scenic view of Fishtail mountain (a virgin mountain Fishtail) and Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441m.). Additionally, there is a South Annapurna (7,219m) grad view in front of us. Now, our trail is quite easier to pass across the Rhododendron woods and shadowy trees and ascend gently up to the final camp at Ghorepani village. It’s a tough day hike to reach Ghorepani Guest houses.

  • Guest House
  • 7:00 hours
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 2,860m
  • 35.1 Km
3 DayPoon Hill hiking (3,210m/10,532 feet) & trek to Tadapani hill (2,675m/8,777 feet), 7 hours

You will embark on an early morning hike from Ghorepani to Poon Hill Tower to witness the breathtaking sunrise over the Annapurna mountain range. The hike to Poon Hill is one of the most popular and rewarding experiences in the region.

Begin your hike in the pre-dawn hours, climbing up a well-marked trail that takes you through rhododendron forests. As you ascend, the first rays of sunlight will paint the mountains with hues of orange and pink, creating a mesmerizing sight. Upon reaching Poon Hill Tower, you’ll be greeted by a panoramic view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, along with the majestic Machhapuchhre peak. The scene is simply awe-inspiring, and it’s no wonder why Poon Hill is a must-visit spot for trekkers in the Annapurna region.

After soaking in the sunrise and capturing some beautiful memories, you’ll return to Ghorepani for a well-deserved breakfast. On your descend will give you a chance to enjoy the scenery you might have missed in the early morning darkness. In Ghorepani, you can relax and take in the tranquil atmosphere, reflecting on the incredible journey you’ve had so far.

Remember to bring warm clothing for the chilly early morning hike, as temperatures can be quite low at that altitude. Also, don’t forget your camera – mobile phone to capture the stunning views that Poon Hill has to offer. Enjoy the magical sunrise experience and the beauty of the Annapurna region!

After hot breakfast, we start to walk to Tadapani Guest houses passing Deurali Hilltop. Deurali commonly known as a viewpoint to explore the majestic mountains and splendid green valleys. Trekker’s can see the super view of Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche Peak (6920m), Nilgiri (6940m), Varaha Shikhar (7847m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna III (7855m), Fish Tail (6993m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna II (7937m), Lamjung Himal (6931m.). Additionally, walk through the lush rhododendron forest, the wildflower making the jungle colorful especially in the spring when they blossom.

  • Guest House
  • 7:00 hours
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 3,210m
  • 8 Km
4 DaySinuwa Guest House Trek (2,360m/7,743 feet), 7-8 hours

It’s a very easy trek with a descending gently all the way through Rhododendron, oak and other kinds of dense forests. Trekkers will hear also different kinds of birds chirping on the way to Kimrung Khola.

Ascend immediately steeply and walk at a level for 50 minutes and gently steep and flat to Chomrong Danda. Chomrong Hill is the only gateway to reach Annapurna Base Camp. Some folks spell ABC trekking and are possibly directly driving to Jhinu and beginning short ABC trek days.

Lunch at Chomrong Guest House. Chomrong is the biggest Gurung settlement in this territory. Tourists will achieve a brilliant view of Mt. Annapurna south, Hiunchuli, and the virgin peak Mt.Machhapuchhre. Further, you will put your first step with a stone step to the iron bridge at Chomrong River and about 300 meters uphill hike to Sinuwa village.

  • Guest House
  • 7 hours
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 2,360m
  • 12 Km
5 DayTrek to Himalaya Hotel (2,920m/9,581 feet), 5-6 hours

After Sinuwa, the trail heads with a dense forest to bamboo place. The bamboo place offers some nice lodges with hot showers and private bathrooms. On the way, lucky tourists see wildlife like wild boar, monkeys, rhesus, and other wild birds including the Danphe pheasant.

  • Guest House
  • 6 hours
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 3,920m
  • 11 Km
6 DayMachapuchhare Base Camp Trek (3,700m/12,140 feet), 5-6 hours

From Himalaya Hotel to Machapuchhare Base Camp presents a diverse terrain that evolves along the journey. At the beginning, our nature path initially meanders through lush forests, featuring a well-defined track with occasional steep ascents and descents. As you advance, the trail gradually gains altitude, revealing breathtaking vistas of the surrounding peaks and valleys.

While trekking closer to Machapuchhare Base Camp, the landscape transitions into rocky terrain, with intermittent sections of narrow pathways and exposed ridges. The route demands careful footing, especially as it navigates through areas with grassy and occasional rocky outcrops. Trekking poles may offer added stability in these sections.

As you approach the base camp, the scenery becomes increasingly spectacular, with panoramic views of snow-capped peaks dominating the horizon. Final stretch involves negotiating some moderately challenging slopes and rocky patches, requiring a steady pace and attention to the changing trail conditions.

  • Guest House
  • 6:00 hours
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 3,700m
  • 10 Km
7 DayAnnapurna Base Camp Trek (4,130m/13,550 feet) & descend to Dovan, 8 hours

Today’s journey involves a steady uphill trek to the base camp nestled at an altitude of 13,435 feet. This Annapurna mountain holiday route follows the left-hand stream of the Modi Khola. As you ascend, the path unveils remarkable natural panoramas, offering a breathtaking sunrise vista from the vantage point of ABC.

Reaching the ABC viewpoint treats you to a natural spectacle, providing an unobstructed view. They are Annapurna 1st, Annapurna South, Barah Shikhar, Tent peak, Machapuchhare, Hiunchuli, and numerous other majestic snow-capped peaks and glaciers.

After indulging in breakfast at ABC, the journey continues as you make your way to Machapuchhare base camp to rendezvous with the hiking crew. Our return entails retracing the path towards Dovan guest house, tracing the trail you traversed earlier through the splendid landscapes of ABC.

  • Guest House
  • 8:00 hours
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4,130m
  • 13.4 Km
8 DayJhinu Hot spring trek (1,780m/,840 feet), 6-7 hours

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. Furthermore, we hike continues down to Jhinu Danda where we can enjoy with natural hot spring “a place of tranquility” located on the Modi River banks.

Hot spring at Jhinu is a popular destination for trekkers and travelers seeking relaxation after days of trekking in the Himalayas. Taking a bath at the Jhinu Hot Spring in Jhinu village presents a range of potential health advantages. These encompass muscle relaxation, enhanced blood circulation, stress alleviation, skin nurturing, and respiratory enhancement.

It’s worth acknowledging that while many individuals find hot springs to be restorative, personal encounters and outcomes may diverge. Moreover, if you have pre-existing health conditions, seeking guidance from a medical expert prior to utilizing hot springs for therapeutic intentions is recommended.

During your visit to Jhinu Hot Spring, it is advisable to adhere to local customs and regulations, uphold cleanliness standards, and demonstrate reverence for the natural surroundings, thereby ensuring a secure and gratifying experience.

  • Guest House
  • 7:00 hours
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 1,780m
  • 14.7 Km
9 DayFrom Jhinu to Siwai trek or Nayapool. Overland drive to Fewa lakeside Pokhara, 4 hours

The Natural Hot Spring is a popular tourist destination, believed to have healing properties and is a popular spot for trekkers to relax and soak their tired muscles. The area around the hot spring also offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and lush green forests however it’s crowded during the high season.

Continue your journey across an iron bridge to Sewai a rough but easy trail with a bumpy road through bamboo bushes. As soon as you reach Sawai, our guide will check the available local jeep/ bus (passenger collection basis) to get out to Phewa lakeside in Pokhara.

Phewa lake is equally popular as Fewa lake, most common for its ambient lakeside provides the Annapurna mountains with fine views. In the late afternoon, you can relax sitting on the Fewa lake coast or shopping or whatever. Trip finish, so guests can stay in Pokhara as long as they want in that case our guide and porters will return to Kathmandu using a night Tourist Bus.

  • Guest House
  • 5:00 hours
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 900m
  • 4.3 Km
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Cost

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Package Price

Fundamentally, Classic Annapurna base camp Trek spans 9 days, starting at a price of 575 per person on a double occupancy basis, with the potential to reach up to 790. Taking flights to and from Pokhara international airport saves your time and riding the bus minimize the tour expenses. Despite that, Gokyo Treks and Expedition agency has released the updated Base Camp Trek Cost for 2024 and 2025, tailored according to group size you are traveling with.

For the luxury, comfort, and deluxe trekking tour plan, we add Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu round trip airfare, 3-5 star hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara city with breakfast plan. Likewise, a room with an attached toilet/bathroom on possible places in the base camp trekking route. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZING YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS.

9 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek Package Price Includes:-

  • A private taxi transportation from your hotel in Thamel to Gongabu Bus station in Kathmandu.
  • Bus transportation from Gongabhu Bus station to Nayapool Bazaar on a sharing basis.
  • 9 Breakfast serve with a cup of tea/coffee, 9 Lunch and 8 Dinner [main course] during the hiking in the mountains.
  • 8 Nights Guest house accommodation during the trip with a common toilet/bathroom fascilities in the Annapurna mountains.
  • Night Tourist Bus transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu for Guide and porters.
  • Fully escorted trek with English-speaking license holder local trekking guide.
  • Necessary porters (every 2 guests (12 kilos per guest) = 1 Porter basis) because of porters carry maximum 24 kilos of tourist bagpack.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permit fee and TIMS permit fee for Trek tour.
  • From Sewai to Phewa lake side transfer by Bus /Jeep on a sharing basis.
  • Agency’s duffel bag and trekking poles if Necessary – return after trek.
  • Latest Annapurna base camp trek map and trek certificate of the successful base camp ascend, keep them as souvenirs.
  • Seasonal fruits like apples and pomegranates as deserts for base camp trekking.
  • Insurance, Food and accommodation, and salary of Nepali trekking staff.
  • First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check oxygen level and Pulse rate every day to save you from higher risk.
  • In a worst case, help with all Rescue and evacuation arrangements (but not the rescue bills).
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT, and as well as Company service charge.

9 days Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Package Excludes: –

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls, and hot showers during the trekking.
  • Personal gears for trekking and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, mineral water and bar bills.
  • Travel Insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • Donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Gratuities for guide and porters [Tip is a culture, so they expect highly].

Group join

Price and Dates

We can organize a private Annapurna Base Camp Trek starting on any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.

Departure Date Availability Price Book
28 Feb, 2024 – 02 Mar, 2024Available699
10 Mar, 2024 – 19 Mar, 2024Available699
20 Mar, 2024 – 29 Mar, 2024Available699
25 Mar, 2024 – 04 Apr, 2024Available699
10 Apr, 2024 – 19 Apr, 2024Available699
20 Apr, 2024 – 29 Apr, 2024Available699
25 Apr, 2024 – 04 May, 2024Available699
10 May, 2024 – 19 May, 2024Available699
20 May, 2024 – 29 May, 2024Available699
10 Sept, 2024 – 19 Sept, 2024Available699
20 Sept, 2024 – 29 Sept, 2024Available699
05 Oct, 2024 – 14 Oct, 2024Available699
20 Oct, 2024 – 29 Oct, 2024Available699
25 Oct, 2024 – 04 Nov, 2024Available699
10 Nov, 2024 – 19 Nov, 2024Available699
20 Nov, 2024 – 29 Nov, 2024Available699
05 Dec, 2024 – 16 Dec, 2024Available699
05 Dec, 2024 – 16 Dec, 2024Available699

Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.

Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled

Limited – Only few space available

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: As i am a beginner trekker, do I need an experience for Annapurna base camp trek?

Answer: To be honest, this hike to base camp isn’t ideal for absolute beginners. It’s better suited for enthusiastic trekkers who can comfortably walk approximately 4 to 5 hours a day, carrying a lightweight daypack. For those new to trekking, having some prior experience would be beneficial.

Question: Can I store my luggage/stuff in Kathmandu or in Pokhara?

Answer: Yes, you can leave your luggage at your hotel or at our office. Store your stuff in the Gokyo Treks agency office for free.

Question: Is Annapurna base camp trekking Safe for Solo Female Trekkers?

Answer: Absolutely yes. Nepal is a safe country to travel to for solo travelers; and hike to Annapurna base camp is perfectly safe for solo female trekkers. We have been organizing the Annapurna base camp trek even for solo female travelers since its establishment.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on the Annapurna Base Camp lodge trek?

Answer: We offer standard guest house accommodations along the trekking routes. Rooms along the routes are tidy, featuring comfortable beds with quality mattresses and blankets. We recommend bringing your own sleeping bag if you have one, but if not, you can rent them in Kathmandu. For a comprehensive packing guide for the ABC hike, click here for details on essential backpacking items.

Question: What kind of food can I expect on the basecamp lodge trek?

Answer: The guest houses on Annapurna Base Camp Trail, have attached restaurants. They cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, noodles, curry, eggs, tuna bakes, potatoes, rice, bread, soups..etc. Fresh vegetables are available depending upon the traveling months. 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 with base camp trekking?

Answer: All the guesthouses along the trekking routes provides shower (on extra cost), so no worries.

Question: How do I get drinking water on the ABC lodge trek?

Answer: Tourists can often buy mineral water either at tea shops or in the guest house at the base camp trekking route. But be that as it may, we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of plastic waste. Instead, Tourists can buy cooked water or bring Aqua tablets to refine the normal water as the normal water is available almost everywhere en route.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my base camp trek budget?

Answer: On lodge trekking, there will be more chances to charge the battery. But we recommend you bring an extra pair in case. Remember to bring your own adapters!

Question: Are there any communication facilities?

Answer: At the base camp hike route, Wayfarers can get telephone services as well as the internet.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?

Answer: Not yet! So, for the hiking routes, you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city areas.

Question: Is it possible to hire a trekking guide for the Annapurna base camp hike?

Answer: Yes it is possible. If you do not want to book a complete base camp trekking full board package trip, you can hire our expert local trekking guide – porters to make your mountain holiday tour safer and unforgettable. They are certified and meets the criteria of Nepal Government rules.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on the express Annapurna base camp group 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 24 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.

Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payment 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 moment bookings.

And regarding the deposit, we prefer a 15% advance deposit of the total trek price in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the remaining part of the payment, you can pay us at the office on your arrival in Nepal.

Question: How to prepare for the Annapurna base camp trek?

Answer: Focus on physical fitness with regular cardio and strength training exercises. Invest in proper trekking gear and equipment. Acclimate to high altitudes gradually and include rest days in your itinerary. Maintain a balanced diet and stay hydrated during the trek.

Likewise, mentally prepare by visualizing the trek and staying positive. Obtain necessary permits and travel insurance. Consider hiring a professional guide or joining a guided trekking group. Very good preparation for base camp trekking is important, so check the trekking gears before you plan to explore.

Question: How far do I walk each day?

Answer: Trekking throughout the Annapurna foot hills, the distance you traverse daily can fluctuate significantly because of the varying gradients, terrains, and altitudes. Therefore, it’s challenging to provide exact distances for each day. However, a good rule of thumb is to plan for roughly 5 hours of walking per day.

Question: Can I trek alone in Nepal?

Answer: Trekking alone, you can save a lot of things. Nepal is still a cheap travel destination in Asia. The fewer estimation of your budget will run throughout your trek. If you trek alone/privately, you pay only for TIMS, Conservation or national park entrance permit, lodge, and food.

Question: Do I need trekking poles?

Answer: It is better to trek with trekking poles. Learn how to use trekking poles for balance and stability, whether on the sidewalk or on trails. Traveling poles can help prevent slips and falls. They are just 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 your trek.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek highlights

  • Annapurna base camp or ABC trek offers a great view of the Annapurna range within 360 degree angle.
  • Ramble through cultivated fertile fields, Excellent views of Annapurna range with Fishtail.
  • Natural hot spring (Jhinu) and nice waterfalls along the trek routes
  • Get to know the Gurung and other ethnic groups and their daily life.

Annapurna base camp trek distance

The Annapurna Base Camp trek distance can vary depending on the specific route taken and where the trek is starting from. However, a typical Annapurna Base Camp trek covers a distance of around 74.2 kilometers (46.11 miles) round trip, starting and ending in Nayapul. Likewise, 94.1 kilometers (58.47 miles) if you walk via the poon hill to Annapurna base camp and back.

This distance is usually covered over a period of 7-10 days, depending on the trekker’s pace and the itinerary they follow. The trail passes through diverse landscapes including jungle, terraced farmlands, and high-altitude mountainous terrain to Annapurna Base Camp, at an altitude of 4,130m.

Best months for Annapurna Base Camp trek?

Literally, Annapurna base camp trekking is one of the most famous treks in the world that brings you face to face with an eight-thousand – for a moderate-difficult trek. It’s the most fabulous easy short route than other high-altitude treks in the Nepal Himalayas.

In terms of climate, mainly there are two specific trekking seasons in the Himalayas. The best months to visit Annapurna base camp is either in Spring (March, April, and May) or Autumn (September, October, and November). In those months the sky stays clean and blue with sun-shining days.

Base camp trekking in March and April is even more scenic and joyful while the forest on path turns red, pink, and white with rhododendron flowers. Spring and Autumn are the preferred time to trek to the Annapurna region. In those months, the hiking trails are super busy with the trekker’s caravan and occasionally difficult to get cozy private bedrooms.

To avoid all these, and walk in the complete wilderness, why not trek in in low season like December? This time when many avoid treks fearing the cold but trust us! You will not regret on a decision.

Annapurna base camp trek difficulty also depends upon the time you are exploring. Hike in monsoon season can be challenging due to the heavy rainfall, flood and increased risk of landslides. Likewise, hikers and trekkers in these areas should be aware of the possibility of encountering leeches. And take appropriate precautions, such as wearing long pants, using leech socks, and using insect repellents to minimize the chances of leech bites.

Additionally, monsoon in Nepal typically occurs from June to August, and during this time, the region experiences significant rainfall, cloud cover, and reduced visibility. Thus, the nature trail to basecamp becomes slippery and muddy, making the trek more difficult.

Likewise, trek to base camp in January and February is also feasible but it comes with certain challenges and considerations. These are winter months in Nepal, and the weather gets colder and unpredictable at the base camp.

Despite that, trails over Hinko cave to basecamp could snowy and often icy, and some teahouses might be closed due to the offseason. Weather conditions is always more challenging in these winter months all types of base camp trails in the Himalayas. However, if you are well-prepared with proper clothes and boots, and are experienced in cold-weather trekking, you can still enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the base camp while avoiding the crowds.

Is Annapurna base camp trek safe?

The Annapurna Base Camp trek is considered safe but like any outdoor activity, it comes with some risks and challenges of falling avalanches on trek route. Weather conditions can change rapidly in the high mountains so prepare well for various weather situations and check forecasts before starting the trek.

Likewise, altitude sickness is another risk factor on any high-altitude trek, including ABC. Trekkers should be aware of the symptoms and acclimatize properly. To avoid AMS, adequate physical fitness is essential to enjoy the trek. Hike to base camp is physically demanding and requires a good level of fitness because of moderate difficult route & as well as proper preparation of equipment.

Despite these points, trekking always carries some inherent risks, and unforeseen circumstances can occur. It is important to be aware of potential risks, such as altitude sickness, weather conditions, and the remote nature of the trek. So your Guide always conscious to consult with local people to get update of trail condition before embarking to base camp trekking.

Here are some steps you can take to help ensure a safe Annapurna Base Camp trek:

  • We arrange a professional and reputable guide of Gokyo Treks Agency who knows the trail condition better.
  • Acclimatize to the altitude by taking your time to reach higher elevations and giving yourself enough rest.
  • Pack appropriate gear and clothing for the conditions, including warm and waterproof clothing, sturdy footwear, and a first aid kit.
  • Stay informed about current weather conditions and trail closures and adjust your itinerary accordingly.
  • Take necessary precautions when crossing suspension bridges and fording streams.
  • Respect the local culture and customs, and minimize your impact on the environment.

In general, if you take the necessary precautions and follow best practices, the Annapurna Base Camp trek would be very safe and enjoyable adventure.

Notice for Annapurna Base Camp Trekkers!

The Annapurna mountain holiday information as stated above is just a guideline and standard template plan that we provides. But we can modify the basecamp trekking plan as per 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 the trip.

It is, however, very incredible that the base camp excursion 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. When 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 Annapurna base camp trekking special?

Hike to Annapurna Base Camp is considered super special for several reasons, including the opportunity to witness breathtaking views of the Annapurna mountain range, the unique cultural experiences with local communities. The chance to trek through diverse landscapes and ecosystems, and the sense of accomplishment that comes from reaching the base camp of one of the world’s highest peaks.

Likewise, the Annapurna base camp trek solo is also possible for guest who wants to travel privately. Travel solo or on an individual trip is more comfortable and 100% flexible rather than group treks. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern.

We are a team of professional, experienced, and licensed local guides who know the destination better. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and help to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.

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Rated 5.0 out of 5
December 30, 2019

It was an amazing experience, with 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.

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Kanjana Emmwat, Japan

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Thank you dear Kanjana Emwat for your wonderful comments about the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, 4,130 meters above sea level in Nepal with a guide and a porter.

ABC trek in June 2019 with Rajesh

Rated 5.0 out of 5
December 30, 2019

I would highly recommend Gokyo Treks. Communication with Ammar was seamless and he provided a very clear breakdown of trek options, their corresponding costs, and a meetup in Kathmandu the day prior to our trek. Our tour guide Rajesh went above and beyond his tour guide duties during our trek through ABC. He treated our group as his own family, making sure that we were safe and comfortable throughout our time on the mountain. We will definitely be using Gokyo Treks again if we are lucky enough to return to Nepal!

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Alice T, California, USA

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Dear Guest Alice T, California, USA

Greetings from Gokyo Treks & Expedition Pvt Ltd, Nepal. Thanks a lot for your excellent review about Annapurna Sanctuary trek – Annapurna base camp trek 4,130 meters above the sea level in Nepal with our guide Rajesh and porters. So, we are very much pleased that you are highly satisfied and writing us an excellent experience exploring Nepal. Be in touch as we are looking forward to serve you again for your other holidays in Nepal Himalayas!

With best regards,

Ammar Raj Guni

Annapurna Basecamp Trek

Rated 5.0 out of 5
May 20, 2018

Great organization by Gokyo treks company with all the information outlined below! Sriram and Jayaram, our guides, we incredible. They were both very knowledgeable, organized, and motivating when we needed an extra push.

The food and accommodation were organized well and no issues were encountered. Would highly recommend Gokyo Treks Company to all visitors.

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Parisa Zarringhalam

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Namaste dear Parisa Zarringhalam, London

Thanks a lot for your time to write us your review about the Annapurna Base Camp trek in Nepal in May 2018. We are very happy and be in touch as we are looking forward to serving you again for your other holidays in Nepal Himalayas!

With best regards, Ammar Raj Guni

Amazing Annapurna Base Camp Experience!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
March 6, 2018

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 at 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 advise Gokyo Treks to anyone looking to do a trek in Nepal.

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Christopher Sien

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Namaste dear Christopher Sien, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,

Thanks a lot for your time to write us your review about the Annapurna Base Camp trek in Nepal in March 2018. We are very happy and be in touch as we are looking forward to serving you and your family again on other holidays in Nepal Himalayas!

With best regards, Ammar Raj Guni

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