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Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 11 Days

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is well-known as the 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 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.

Highlights of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a wonderful hiking route that passes through the scenic mountain views. The height of the Annapurna Base Camp is 4130 m from the sea level. While trekking on this Annapurna Base Camp route you would encounter diverse experiences.

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

Remarkably and antically, you could see a settlement of Magar Village, culturally, this community has a classic culture with their own lifestyle of living. And by this route, you will reach Ulleri where you will have to climb over 3,280 stone steps. It is very renowned for these stone steps so far. There are schools, health posts, and homestay.

After moving to Ghorepani from Ulleri, you could see the most marvelous sights of the Annapurna Range, Mt. Manaslu, including the 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 the 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 from Mt. Machhapuchhre.

Chomrong (2170 m) is the 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 fishtail. This is a place reflected by Gurung culture. In addition, you can get access to potters, horses, Massage, Spa even Donkeys to transport your luggage or bags.

You could see evergreen bamboo tress while getting upward from 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 Sanctuary 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 a lot of benefits of getting a bath in this Hot Spring. You can be healed from an eye problem, diabetes, hair fall, pressure, inactive blood circulation, and uric acid as well.

Annapurna Mountain Treks welcomes all of you with a thankful heart as we have created a systematic and sensible schedule for the Annapurna base camp trek and we have 11 days itinerary.

Welcome you even the Shining Mountains of the Himalayas sitting tight for you waiting. We are hoping to see you soon.

Permission Requirement for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

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.

When is the best time for Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

It is up to your preference whether in Summer or Winter. Annapurna Base Camp Trek’s best time is Spring. You can find trekkers in the hiking trails 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 of 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 Three Seasons depending upon Nepali Calendar

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

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking time is up to your choice. September and October are the best months to explore the majestic Annapurna Himalayas. Even you could have amazing trekking in December though possible in winter. However, the winter seasons could be very cold while going for a Trek. If you are planning to do ABC 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 blog or a guide.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Map

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Map

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Altitude

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Altitude Chart
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Altitude Chart

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 ATMs on the 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 are honest and helpful.
  • If you wish to save you money, then you could rent expensive trekking gear 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.
01Kathmandu to Pokhara(Drive)830 m7-8 Hrs
02Pokhara to Nayapul(Drive by Car) - Hike to TikheDhunga1540 m5-6 Hrs
03TikheDhunga to Ghorepani2860 m6-7 Hrs
04Hike to Poon Hill – Down to Tadapani2630 m4-5 Hrs
05Tadapani to Chhomrung Village2170 m6-7 Hrs
06Chhomrung to Dovan or Himalaya 2920 m6-7 Hrs
07Dovan or Himalaya to Annapurna Base Camp4130 m6-7 Hrs
08Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo2310 m7-8 Hrs
09Bamboo to Chomrung – Jhinuwa1780 m5-6 Hrs
10Jhinu to Nayapul - Pokhara820 m6-7 Hrs
11Drive or flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu820 m7-8 Hrs


Day 2
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (14,00m)

On the first day, early in the morning after having breakfast, you have two options whether to use tourist bus or airplane if you wish to fly then you will see the beautiful mountains and takes nearly to 25 mins. if you choose the bus, then you will go to the tourist bus station with our guide. While traveling to Pokhara, you will encounter mysterious sights, including local villages, people and much more. Along the way, you will enjoy a traditional Nepali lunch in Malekhu, it takes nearly 4 hrs. to reach this place. which is DAL BHAT TARKARI (rice, lentil soup, and curried vegetables). The trip to Pokhara takes about 6-7 by bus. After reaching to Pokhara, you will see the beautiful Annapurna mountain if you have free time then you could join with our guide to visit Fewa lake and see handmade goods in Lakeside before retiring to your hotel.

Day 3
Drive to Nayapul (1070 m), First day hike to TikheDhunga (1540m)

On the second day, a tour guide will call you for a healthy breakfast at your hotel prior to your journey starts from Pokhara to Nayapul it takes nearly 1 hour by bus. You need to get trek permission from this place. On the way, you will see wonderful, scenic local village views such as Lumle, Birethanti. Also, you will enjoy the sights of natural woodlands, rivers, and experience the authenticity of Nepali culture in this area. After arriving in Nayapul, you will have lunch at Ramgaih, the walk toward Tirkhe Dhunga will include a trek through beautiful bamboo forests. When you reach your destination, accommodation will be at a local teahouse in Tirkhe Dhunga. If your trekking is faster than you could reach to Ulleri, you can experience climbing 3280 stone steps in this place. it would be easier to reach Ghorepani.

Day 4
Hiking from TikheDhunga to Ghorepani(2860m)

After having breakfast, you will walk nearly two hours to arrive in the beautiful Gurung village from Ulleri. You will have lunch at Nangethati. From this place, you will see a fantastic view of the Annapurna ranges and other peaks. During this hike, you will view rhododendron forests, bamboo, waterfalls, and rivers. Also, you may visit the local a health-post, clinic, government and school buildings, a stupa and several temples. Most of the trekkers ask the meaning of “Ghorepani”. In fact, the meaning came from history. “Ghore” means horse and “Pani” means water. Despite the simple meaning of its name, Ghorepani is a glorious place to view a lot of mountain ranges.

Day 5
Hike to Poon Hill (3193 m) – Down to Tadapani (2630m)

On 4th day, after waking up early in the morning at 4 am, you need to hike up to Poon-Hill viewpoint (3195) from Ghorepani and it takes one and a half hrs. From there you can see all the mountains of the Annapurna region, the Manaslu region, and the Dhaulagiri region. Surely, feels amazing by the breathtaking, beautiful views! After returning to your hotel, you can have breakfast you will depart to Tadapani, which is about a 6-hour walk. On the way, you will again see beautiful bamboo forests, rhododendron, and alpine forests. After that, you will arrive in the beautiful village Deurali and then trek down to reach Ban Thanti. Beyond that, we will reach our lodging in Tadapani village have lunch at Ban Thati.

Day 6
Hiking from Tadapani (2630m) to Chhomrung Village (2170m)

On the 5th day, you will come across the beautiful village from Tadapani to Chhomrong, it takes nearly 6 hrs which is the Gurung village also the gateway to Annapurna Base Camp. After your morning breakfast, the journey begins. Along the way, you will see sights of beautiful oak forests along the river. Also, you can enjoy the views of the Himalayas. From Chhomrong, the path yields wonderful views of the southern of Annapurna, a splendid gift of nature. And you will have a delicious lunch at Kimrung.

Day 7
Hiking from Chhomrung (2170m) to Dovan (2600m) or Himalaya (2920 m)

On this day, you will move ahead to Dovan, a walk that takes about 6 hours from Chhomrung. The route inclines all the way through a stone staircase and passes through the Chhomrung River. This path has filled with oak trees, rhododendron, and bamboo. You will then climb on a rocky track and reach Sinuwa, 2250 m. The trek then follows a path all the way through rhododendron forests, up to Kuldi. From Kuldi, you will go down through a long, stone staircase into deep bamboo and rhododendron woods, and then move down to cross the river. Of course, before moving to Dovan you have can lunch at Bamboo.

Day 8
Hiking from Dovan or Himalaya (2600m) to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m)

Very morning, you will move with a guide to Deurali, on the way you could view a variety of herbs and shrubs along the route which passes by the ‘Hinku Cave’. Trekkers experience joy with the view glaciers and stunning peaks while passing through Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp. You would see a variety of herbal remedies. It takes 2 hours from Deurali to reach Machhapuchre Base Camp (3700m). Ultimately, you will arrive at the base camp and set up camp for the night at Annapurna Base Camp and takes nearly 5 to 6 hrs. from Deurali.

Day 9
Hiking from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2310m).

In the early morning at 4 pm, you would see Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7535 m), Annapurna IV (7525m) Mt. Annapurna South (7219 m) Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Peak 6997 m) along with other amazing peaks from the base camp such as Gandharwa Chuli (6248m), Tharpu Chuli (5695m), Singu Chuli (6501 m), Ganggapura (7454 m), Tare Kang (7069 m), Khangsar (7485 m) After viewing and taking some pictures, we will back to the village of Bamboo within a day, by having lunch at Himalaya, and we will stay for the night at Bamboo.

Day 10
Hiking from Bamboo to Chomrung – Jhinuwa (1780 m).

On 09th day, we will trek from Bamboo, going downhill by long stone stairways, passing rhododendron and bamboo woods to reach out Kuldi. The route continues downward till Sinuwa. Right after, we will trek further down to reach the Mooi River, where you will feel a contrast from the high alpine. The trail moves up for about an hour and reaches Chhomrung, this is the place where we will have lunch at Chomrung and just after a few hours of walking then we can easily reach Jhinuwa, where we will stay for the night. if you have free time, then you take a bath in the Hot Spring where you could take an amazing bath to get healing from mental and bodily problems.you will feel fresh and light after a long walk.

Day 11
Hiking from Jhinu to Nayapul – Pokhara(820 m).

On this day, we will move down on a wonderful section of trail from Landrung to Dhampus, the path becomes very much easier till Nayapul. We will cross the newly made a bridge and then we will climb up.

From Landrung, we will enjoy an advance easy stroll passing by different fields, strange oval-shaped houses, down to Tolka, a tiny community at 1710 m with a few lodges along the trails. The pathway is now in the Modi Khola Valley. The trail sets out through the forest with ferns and orchids. After crossing a stream, the trail goes up to Bichok and you will then go down through Pothana until reaching the police check posts. As soon as you reach to Campus, you will receive greetings from vistas of the mountains.

On our last day, we will move down through woods to Phedi which has an elevation of 1580 m This track takes us down steeply to Phedi (1080m) and we will make our way to the city of Pokhara by bus where we will stay for the night.

Day 12
Drive or flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu(1400 m)

On 11th day, we will leave charming Pokhara and then back to busy Kathmandu city and stay at a hotel. You could either go by bus or on a flight. You can do some shopping in Thamel or there are many options for site-seeing around Kathmandu if you wish.

Trekking Gears or Trekking Equipment
Gears are very essential in order to set out for the best trekking so please note down carefully.

  • 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.
  • A pair of crocus
  • 4 pairs of liner socks. Also, you need to keep warm socks and two pairs of socks for cold. Mainly, trekking or liner socks are very useful.
  • 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.
  • 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 per day.
  • You will have to bring a T-shirt and trousers for both kinds of weather cold or warm.
  • A pair of thermals.
  • Bring a Sleeping Bag which can resist more than 15 degrees Celsius. You can rent in Nepal.
  • A woolen hat, sunhat, and Sunglass.
  • Head torchlight or probable torchlight.
  • Toilet paper, water purifier, sunscreen, moisturizer, hand sanitizer, toothbrush finally toothpaste.
  • 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.
  • You will have to bring a waterproof jacket with a hood, waterproof pants, 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin and 1 thick),
  • A sweater to wear under the fleece jacket.
  • 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.
  • A set of sandals or you could bring comfortable shoes.
  • Drinking water equipment like Thermos in order to carry lukewarm water because you will come across cold places or Normal water bottle.
  • You need a 30-40-liter daypack, a rucksack with aluminum support and a waterproof bag for covering a rucksack.
  • First aid kit (Diamox, Oral Rehydration salts, all necessary medicines including bandage)
  • Trekking sticks
  • Waterproof Map
  • if wish you could bring books or a phone, tablet.
  • Bring the eatable items which you like.
  • 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 while hiking.
  • Tea House Accommodations.
  • 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.
  • 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(After two days 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
  • Extra day 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. But for safety and security, you have to go with the Agency. Not having a guide can be a little problematic during the offseason.

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.

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek
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Trip Facts

  • Nepal
  • Kathmandu
  • 13 Days

  • Moderate
  • Septemrber to November and March to May
  • 4300 Meters

  • Both Air and Ground
  • Kathmandu

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