Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 12 Days

Highlight of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Panoramic views of Annapurna Ranges and stunning landscapes.
  • Settlement of locals, Gurung and Magar with their classic culture.
  • Evergreen bamboo tress, Rhododendron and other botanical tress.
  • Shadow of Annapurna Range on the sunset.
  • 3,280 Amazing stone steps.
  • Presence of wild animals, Sonw Tiger, deer musk and more
  • View of other peaks, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchre.
  • Imaginative feeling of a Cup
  • Typical Nepali food Corner.
  • Beautiful views of waterfalls.

The Overview of the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is well-known as best epicenter for many trekkers across the globe.Naturally, gifted Annapurna has a higher glacier basin which lies 40 km straight to Northern Pokhara. The Oval-shaped plateau stays of over 4,000 meters.

Moreover, it has been surrounded by the beautiful snow-capped mountains. The Annapurna delights only 7 hours of sunlight during the summer. An abnormal combination of heights and depths are very memorizing.

Overall, the landscape of Annapurna is 8,0967 m from the sea level. While trekking on this route you would encounter diverse experiences.

Excitingly, trekking begins from Nayapul where on the way you could see a wide variety of botanical tress such as banana, Amala tree, Urtica dioica, and many more then you will reach to Tikhedhungaa (1,540 m).

Remarkably and antically, you could see a settlement of Magar Village, culturally, this community has classic culture with their own life style of living. And by this route, you will reach to Ulleri where you will have to climb over 3280 stone steps. It is very renowned for these stone steps so far. There are schools, health post and home stay.

After moving to Ghorepani from Ulleri, you could see the most marvelous sights of Annapurna Range, Mt. Manaslu, including Dhaulagiri range. This place has been settled mostly by the Gurung community. They are unique in their clothing, food, language, and even you could enjoy having Gurung bread which offers you enough energy while hiking. In this place, you can visit to Gurung Museum if you wish.

Your next destination will be Tadapani (2630 m) right after Ghorepani. You would feel very delighted since you will feel as if a drop of snow and water washing your face form Mt. Machhapuchhre.

Chomrong (2170 m) is next place to reach out after Ghorepani, by the way this is the main entrance to Annapurna Base Camp and also you could see Mt. Machhapuchhre which could be seen like a fish tail. This is place reflected by Gurung culture. In addition, you can get an access of potters, horses, Message, Spa even Donkey to transport your luggage or bags.

You could see evergreen bamboo tress while getting upward form Chomrong until Dovan. By seeing the beauty of waterfalls you will be delighted like anything else. Perhaps, it could be transcendental feeling, from this place you could get into the real Machhapuchhre Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

After getting from Annapurna Base Trek, usually, trekkers get downward of Boombo then upward to Chomrong then you will move down to Jhinu Danda where you get could come across naturally gifted Hot Spring, you could take a bath in this Hot Spring. There are lot of benefits of getting bath in this Hot Spring. You can be healed from eye problem, diabetes, hair fall, pressure, inactive blood circulation and uric acid as well.

When is the best time for Annapurna Base Trekking?

It is up to your preference whether in Summer or Winter. Annapurna Base Camp Trek Best Time is Spring. Trekking can be done in every month of seasons. Because of heavy rainfall and the presence of dark could dist- rube the moment of trekking in Summer. Even mosquitoes are very active to bite and also the possibilities landslides and slippery way. if are you a Specialist in biology then definitely monsoon is ever good to do research and have fun.

There are Six Seasons depending upon Nepali Calendar

  • Spring (March to May)
  • Summer /Monsoon (June to August)
  • Autumn (September -November)
  • Winter (December to February)

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is time is up to your choice. Even you could have amazing trekking in December though possible in winter. However, winter seasons could be very cold while going for a Trek. If you are planning to do in the month of December, then you must have to prepare consciously with relevant packaging.
Annapurna Base Camp difficulties which begin from the month of January, every trekker must be aware when starting from Deurali to Machhapuchhre Base Camp since this area is very dangerous for Avalanche. Out of many best times, noticeably Spring is yet another beautiful time for the Annapurna Base Camp trekkers while on trekking you could see blooming white and red Rhododendrons in fact, it is a relevant time for the botanist. You could update with Annapurna Base Camp weather and difficulties by our website or a guide.

Latest Earthquake Update for Annapurna Circuit Trek

Earthquake of 25 April and 12 May, did not mark a lot to the Annapurna circuit area.It affected the minimum damage comparatively. Report claims that 1 % of the routes and 3 percent of guesthouses collapsed during this earthquake. Some damages took place on the Annapurna Circuit trek rather than ABC.So, welcome in the peak season of Autumn (September- November). Right now , it is normal and safe.

Permission Requirement for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Two permits are necessary while hiking for Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit (ACAP) Policy Claims.

The charges of ACAP nearly 30 USD including VAT. For the SAARC nationalities 5 USD for the entrance. If you wish you can do in Kathmandu either in Pokhara for Annapurna Circuit Trek permission.

Trekkers Information Management (TIMS)

Very essential for international trekkers. TIMS retains a record of each trekker by the registration. It helps to find out missing trekkers. So; the charge is 30 USD.

What is Acute Mountain Sickness?

Any Trekkers must know about AMS when travelling Over 2400 mAnnapurna Base Camp Trek sits over 400 m higher. So it is worthy to use preventive ideas or tools such staying dry, having sound food, or getting downward from the top. AMS, it is known as Altitude Sickness or Acute Mountain Sickness which means it is the effect of high elevation in our body.Our some part of body does not activate well because of low oxygen while hiking up over 2400 m higher.

As a result, you might feel headache, nausea, vomiting, appetite, and breathing problems. Never ignore such symptoms. Instead of healing yourself in the matter of time rather it will be very bad or turn to worse situation like HAPE or HACE. When do you not concern about these symptoms. if you go through these problems then first, you will have to take a rest right after you have to move down from upward.

However, some trekkers acclimatize within a day others may take 2-3 days in order to re-cover. if resting does not help then you will have to go down.

Relevant Tips for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Nepali meal set is a must necessary since you need more energy and you get free over 3 times once you pay for only for Nepali Thali Set.
  • You need to carry enough cash since there are ATM’s on ABC trail.
  • Keep $150 for transportation and fees for monasteries and museums.
  • Come with more days of planning, sometimes you may need extra days to acclimatize or to explore more.
  • Never believe in the Locals because bad people can be anywhere since not all Nepalese is honest and helpful.
  • If you wish to save you money, then you could rent expensive trekking gears and equipment.
  • Do not take pictures of people without permission.
  • It could take a long time to prepare food so order early.
  • Get proper ideas about Acute Mountain Sickness or Altitude sickness.

Final Saying

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is most easy trekking trail. It is very relevant for the Trekkers to those who have less time. Wishing you the best journey!

Day 1
Kathmandu to Pokhara (By flight or Bus)

Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, you are welcomed by the team and then you will be transferred to your hotel. This trail goes through Ghorepani Poon Hill. Normally, the trek starts like Phokhara to Nayapul and ends like Phedi to Pokhara.

Day 2
Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri

While early travel tended to be slower, more dangerous, and more dominated by trade and migration, cultural and technological advances over many years have tended to mean that travel has become easier and more accessible. The evolution of technology in such diverse fields as horse tack and bullet trains has contributed to this trend.

Day 3
Trek to Ghorepani

The Palace of Fifty five Windows: This magnificent palace was built during the reign of King Yakshya Malla in A.D. 1427 and was subsequently remodeled by King Bhupatindra Malla in the seventeenth century. Among the brick walls with their gracious setting and sculptural design, is a balcony with Fifty five Windows, considered to be a unique masterpiece of woodcarving.

Day 4
Early trek to Poon Hill for Sunrise, Back to Ghorepani and Trek to Tadapani

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts.

Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia.

Day 5
Tadapani to Chomrong

Even the all-powerful Pointing has no control about the blind texts it is an almost unorthographic life One day however a small line of blind text by the name of Lorem Ipsum decided to leave for the far World of Grammar.

Day 6
Chomrong to Dobhan (Dovan)

The Big Oxmox advised her not to do so, because there were thousands of bad Commas, wild Question Marks and devious Semikoli, but the Little Blind Text didn’t listen.

Day 7
Dovan to Deurali

When she reached the first hills of the Italic Mountains, she had a last view back on the skyline of her hometown Bookmarksgrove, the headline of Alphabet Village and the subline of her own road, the Line Lane. Pityful a rethoric question ran over her cheek.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Map

Trekking Gears or Trekking Equipment
Gears are very essential in order to set out for the best trekking
Points down
1. A light or heavy water proved trekker boots since you will have to walk sometimes in snow or dry land area such boots offer more safety and easiness. However, you have to make sure that boots fit you well and should be comfortable.
2. A pair of crocus
3. 4 pairs of liner socks. Also, you need to keep warm socks and two pair socks for cold. Mainly, trekking or liner socks are very useful.
4. A few pairs of underwear. You could buy by trekking underwear while at the city or shopping center. You could use for other outdoor activities.
5. You should have to carry ultralight which is packable and portable. You can buy either or rent in Nepal. you will have to pay $1 for per day.
6. You will have to bring T-shirt and trousers for both weather cold or warm.
7. A pair of thermals.
8. Bring a Sleeping Bag which can resist more than 15 degrees Celsius. You can rent in Nepal.
9. A woolen hat, sunhat, and Sunglass.
10. Head torchlight or probable torchlight.
11. Toilet paper, water purifier, sunscreen, moisturizer, hand sanitizer, toothbrush finally toothpaste.
12.  You need to bring a Large Duffel bag. So that you can keep all your trekking gears safely. The size is about 30” x 14”, with a complete long zipper including handles along with padlock. It is waterproof.
13. You will have to bring a waterproof jacket with a hood, waterproof pants, 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin and 1 thick),
14. A sweater to wear under the fleece jacket.
15. You need to bring a small duffel bag or you can buy in Kathmandu Nepal since it is easier for you to carry your stuff.
16. A set of sandals or you could bring comfortable shoes.
17. Drinking water equipment like Thermos in order to carry lukewarm water because you will come across cold places or Normal water bottle.
18. You need 30-40-liter daypack, a rucksack with aluminum support and a waterproof bag for covering a rucksack.
19. First aid kit (Diamox, Oral Rehydration salts, all necessary medicines including bandage)
20. Trekking sticks
21. Waterproof Map
22. if wish you could bring books or phone, tablet.
23. Bring the eatable items which you like.
24. You could bring a Camera depending on your choice.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • While using a private vehicle form Airport Terminal.
  • Two nights in Kathmandu along with breakfast.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, tea or espresso while hiking.
  • Tea House Accommodations.
  • Sleeping Sack, Down Jacket, Duffel pack, Strolling Poles (after using these in rent you can return)
  • For all ground transportation.
  • Charge for Government License Guides.
  • Potters payment (A strong potter can carry two trekkers bags or luggage so the double charge includes)
  • Entry fees of Monastery.
  • Helicopter charge in case of Emergency, payment by your travel insurance.
  • An insurance guide charge.
  • Trekking route Map.
  • Entrance charge of ABC Region.
  • Registration of fee of TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System)
  • Emergency Treatment box and Normal therapeutic supplies.
  • Evening Dinner based on Nepalese culture.
  • Two nights standard convenient on B/B in Pokhara before and after trekking.

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.

Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

You can send your inquiry via the form below.

Price From USD 1,100 USD $ 900/person
Total $ 900 USD

Trip Facts

  • 1-12 people
  • Moderate