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Annapurna base camp trek

Annapurna base camp trek

Annapurna base camp trek highlights

  • Annapurna base camp trek offers a great view of Annapurna range within 360 deg angle from base camp.
  • Walking through cultivated fields, Excellent views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail & more.
  • Natural hot spring and nice waterfalls along the trek routes
  • Experience the Gurung and other ethnic groups and their life styles.

Annapurna Base Camp trek itinerary is design to focus for those who have tittle bit more than a week time for trekking in Annapurna region. Annapurna Base Camp Trek combines with some of the most spectacular mountain scenery, providing a fascinating insight into the modern hill life of Nepal. Immerse in the beauty of lush landscape and walk along the rhododendron and oak trees to appreciate the splendor of Annapurna massif. Mt. Annapurna 1st, 8th tallest mountains on earth is one of the most magnificent peaks in the world. The trail takes you through fascinating traditional Gurung ethnic group and their villages who will greet you with warm hospitality. Trek to Annapurna base camp trek will be even more interesting in spring as the whole forest along the trail turns red, pink and white with rhododendron flowers. This route is called also an Annapurna express trek. Annapurna base camp or sanctuary trekking can be done any time through out the year.


Annapurna Base Camp trek detail itinerary

Our trek to abc or Annapurna Base Camp is a classical trek with 12 days itinerary compared to most walks in this region leading up to the base camp. The particular route is designed for globe trotters who wish to hike to the base camp but are walking with limited time wise than take a special itinerary on Annapurna Sanctuary Trek – 10 Days which would be a more appropriate choice. However For travelers who wish to reach the Annapurna base camp in a more relaxed manner than take a look this itinerary.

Day 1 Arrived at Kathmandu valley

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within B/B plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.

Day 2 Drive to Pokhara (1015 m), Transfer to hotel Fewa lake side, 7 hrs

Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara city. During the tourist bus journey you will have beautiful landscapes on the way. If you are driving to Pokhara by Tourist bus / car, It takes around 7 hours however if you wish to fly paying (an extra airfare USD 75 each person) it takes only 25 minutes. In the afternoon you will be with your trekking Guide to Observe the Natural Beautiful Fewa lake of Pokhara.

Day 3 Drive to Nayapul (1050m), 1:30 hrs. Trek to Tikhedunga (1577m/5,157ft), 4 hours

After having breakfast at hotel we start our driving to Nayapul which takes approximately one and half hours. Then we conducts our journey to Tikhedhunga Via Birethanti (1065m.). It is easy trekking passing through several small villages and settlements. Afterwards we ascend gently to the final destination of the day. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 4 Trek to Ghorepani village (2675m)- 6 Hours

Today, we ascend steeply for the first 2 hours and then ascend gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti. During the journey, you will see good view of Machhapuchhare known as mount Fish Tail (6997m.), mount Hiunchuli (6441m.) and as well as Annapurna (7219m) south. Now, our trail is quite easier passing through Rhododendron and shadowy trees and ascends gently up to the final camp at Ghorepani village. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 5Hike to Poon Hill (3180m.), Trek to Tadapani hill (2650m/), 6 hours

Today very early in the morning, we hike together to Poon Hill (3232m.) 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 snowcapped mountains in the morning then Hike down to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast at Lodge and trek to Tadapani (2650 m.). Most part of the trail we trek through Rhododendron forest, the beautiful flower makes the jungle colorful in spring when they bloom. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 6Trek to Chomrong village (2100m/6,867 ft), 5 hours

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. Than 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.

Day 7Chhomrong to Himalaya Hotel (2870m/9,385 ft), 7 hours

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 with including Danphe pheasant. Then arrival at Himalayan hotel where we stay overnight.

Day 8Trek to Machapuchhare Base Camp (3700m/12,099 ft), 6 hours

Today, we start to go over Deurali view point and then 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 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 MBC. Take it seriously because there are already a lot of people who lost their lives here from viewpoint to Bagar. After Bagar, you are safe.

Day 9Early in the morning to go to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m/13,505 ft) & descend down to Dovan

After sunny breakfast, walk all the way uphill to the ABC (4095m). The trial follows the left hand tributary of the Modi khola. You can see the sunrise with natural Panoramic spectacular view from the view point of ABC. From here we can see Annapurna 1st, Annapurna south, Barah Shikhar, Tent peak, Machapuchhare Hiunchuli and many more snow caped mountains as well as glacier. Having breakfast in ABC, just descend down to Machapuchhare base camp. We can met the crew and taking all stuffs descend down to Dovan passing several green valley and villages. Stay overnight at Dovan

Day 10Trek to Jhinu Hot spring (1500m/4,905 ft), 6 hours

The trial descends to Jhinu Danda leads through bamboo and Rhododendron forest with superb mountain views from Sinuwa village. Have in mind, the trail from Dovan to Bomboo is most subject to avalanches also. Then 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. Stay overnight at Jhinu danda

Day 11Trek to Tolka (1700m /5,559 ft) passing via Landruk village, 6 hours

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 up hill, 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. Here, you will spend the night. Stay overnight at Tolka village

Day 12Trek to Dhampus (1650m /5,396ft) passing Deurali hill station, 6 hours

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 in which they live in. During the walking, you will arrive in Deurali pass located at an altitude of 2,500m / 8,175 ft where you can experience almost best view of Annapurna massive with beautiful Pokhara city. Than you descend down hill walking to reach Gurung village Pothana than having lunch there, you will descend again downhill to get Dhampus village. Dhampus is a very pleasant village to spend the night in. O/N at Lodge with full board basic.

Day 13Trek to Dhampus Phedi, Then drive to Fewa lake side Pokhara, 4 hours

From Dhampus hill, you walk through the rice terraces and small gurung cottages to get foot hill which we use to call Dhampus phedi. When we reach at Phedi, than we take a private taxi / car to reach your hotel in Fewa lake side Pokhara. It is popular for its ambient lakeside and fine views of the Annapurna. The rest of the time, you can relax on sitting on the bank of Fewa lake or shopping or whatever.

Day 14Drive to Kathmandu

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 arrival at Kathmandu guide will transfer to the hotel and rest of the day relax or explore the surrounding areas and overnight at hotel.

Day 15Final departure day

Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey!!!


How much ABC trek does it cost?

Annapurna Base Camp Trek cost we offer you on USD 799.00 is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. Single supplement cost will be extra USD 125.00. In this price, we offer you Tourist Standard accommodation at our home stay located near by Thamel, Kathmandu and tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara Fewa lake side and of course the trip price will vary according to group size. Taking flights to and from Pokhara saves your time and riding bus reduces the trip expenses. For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu round trip airfare, 3 star 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.

Cost Include:

  • 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 fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permits for Trekking tours
  • 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 of guide and porters.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
  • A special gift from our company.

Cost Exclude :

  • 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
Group join

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

Trip Date




Feb 10, 2018 – Feb 23, 2018
USD 799
Feb 20, 2018 – Mar 04, 2018
USD 799
Feb 28, 2018 – Mar 14, 2018
USD 799
March 10, 2018 – March 23, 2018
USD 799
March 20, 2018 – April 01, 2018
USD 799
March 25, 2018 – April 08, 2018
USD 799
April 05, 2018 – April 17, 2018
USD 799
April 20, 2018 – May 03, 2018
USD 799
April 25, 2018 – May 09, 2018
USD 799
May 05, 2018 – May 19, 2018
USD 799
May 10, 2018 – May 23, 2018
USD 799
May 15, 2018 – May 29, 2018
USD 799
May 25, 2018 – June 09, 2018
USD 799
June 01, 2018 – June 13, 2018
USD 799

Sept 10, 2018 – Sept. 24, 2018


USD 799

Sept 15, 2018 – Sept 29, 2018


USD 799

Sept 20, 2018 – Oct 03, 2018


USD 799

Sept. 30, 2018 – Oct. 13, 2018


USD 799

Oct. 05, 2018 – Oct. 19, 2018


USD 799

Oct. 10, 2018 – Oct. 23, 2018


USD 799

Oct. 15, 2018 – Oct. 28, 2018


USD 799

Oct. 17, 2018 – Oct. 30, 2018


USD 799

Oct. 20, 2018 – Nov. 03, 2018


USD 799

Oct. 25, 2018 – Nov. 08, 2018


USD 799

Oct. 30, 2018 – Nov. 13, 2018


USD 799

Nov. 05, 2018 – Nov. 19, 2018


USD 799

Nov. 10, 2018 – Nov. 23, 2018


USD 799

Nov. 15, 2018 – Nov. 29, 2018


USD 799

Nov. 20, 2018 – Dec. 03, 2018


USD 799

Nov. 25, 2018 – Dec. 02, 2018


USD 799

Nov. 30, 2018 – Dec. 13, 2018


USD 799

Dec. 01, 2018 – Dec. 13, 2018


USD 799

Dec. 05, 2018 – Dec. 19, 2018


USD 799

Dec. 10, 2018 – Dec. 23, 2018


USD 799

Dec. 20, 2018 – Jan. 03, 2018


USD 799

Dec. 25, 2018 – Jan. 07, 2019


USD 799

Dec. 30, 2018 – Jan. 13, 2019


USD 799

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 experience to do Annapurna base camp trek?

Answer: Actually for this kind of trekking is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a light weight day pack. For this trekking if you have about little experience would be better.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Annapurna base camp trekking?

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with cozy bed with 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 trekking, 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 next place where you are going.

Question: What opportunities will I have for 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 Trekking?

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 boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in camp site/along the way.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?

Answer: During the lodge trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend to you bring extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters! An extra battery will be recommended.

Question: Is there any communication facilities on 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 works 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 mis understanding. We will of course make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20 % advance deposit of total price of the trip in order to conform your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on Annapurna base camp Trekking?

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porter carry maximum 25 kilo of your backpack which means 2 guest (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 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: Do I need walking polls ?

Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.

Question: Is Annapurna base camp and abc trek same ? What about Sanctuary trekking

Answer: Yes ! Of course. Annapurna sanctuary trekking is also Annapurna base camp trekking so do not confuse.

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.


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 unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially 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 this trip 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 knows the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced in costs and consumption.

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Amazing trek to ABC with Nepali Friends

100% 5 star based on – 161 Based on TripAdvisor Reviews

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

Trip Price : USD 799 Per Person

    1. Trip Duration: 13 Days
    2. Trip Grading: Moderate
    3. Max Altitude: 4190m
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
    5. Group-Size: 2-25 People
    6. Best Time: Oct -May
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/Plane/bus

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