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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Overview

Key Information


14 Days


Annapurna Region

Best Season:

Autumn / spring

Maximum altitude



Hotel / Lodge / Tented Camp


private car/van / Flight

Trip name

Annapurna Base Camp Trek



Embark on an unforgettable journey into the heart of the western Himalayas with Himalayan Adventure Intl Treks, as we lead you on a trek to the iconic Annapurna Base Camp. Witness the awe-inspiring grandeur of Mt. Annapurna towering at 8,091 meters, the 10th highest peak in the world.

Highlights of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek:

  • Scenic Drive: Traverse through Nepal's picturesque countryside on a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, the gateway to adventure.
  • Pokhara Delights: Discover the enchanting beauty of Pokhara, where the majestic Himalayas mirror themselves in the serene waters of Lake Phewa.
  • Spectacular Sunsets: Revel in the breathtaking sight of the sun setting behind a panorama of majestic peaks, including Annapurna, Machapuchare, and Gangapurna.
  • Natural Hot Springs: Indulge in relaxation at Jhinu Danda's natural hot springs, rejuvenating your body amidst stunning natural surroundings.
  • Cultural Exploration: Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the Gurung and Magar people as you explore their villages, monasteries, and temples along the trail.

Experience the Annapurna Sanctuary trek, a six-day journey that winds through forested slopes and alongside rushing rivers, culminating in the magnificent Annapurna Base Camp.

This trek is a harmonious blend of diverse cultures and pristine nature, promising an experience that transcends mere adventure.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is renowned as one of the world's most popular hikes, offering a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that captivates the soul.

If you're seeking the thrill of the Annapurna trek without committing to lengthy expeditions, our six-day ABC trek is tailored just for you. It's the perfect introduction to Nepal's natural splendor, showcasing a remarkable range of landscapes in a short span.

Stand in awe beneath towering peaks like Gangapurna, Machapuchare, and Himalchuli, surrounded by the magnificence of the Annapurna massif. Our trek grants you front-row seats to witness the splendor of Annapurna I, the majestic 8,091-meter peak.

But beyond the breathtaking scenery, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek offers a rich tapestry of cultural diversity. Trek through Gurung and Magar villages, visit sacred sites, and immerse yourself in the spiritual essence of the Himalayas.

Traverse the Annapurna Conservation Area, where rare wildlife like the red panda and Himalayan monal thrive amidst lush greenery. As you journey, let the ethereal light of the Himalayas enchant your senses, casting a spell of wonder upon your soul.

With Himalayan Adventure Intl Treks, every aspect of your ABC hike is meticulously taken care of. From transportation and accommodations to meals and permits, we ensure a seamless and comfortable experience.

Our experienced guides accompany you every step of the way, offering expert navigation, assistance on challenging terrain, and captivating tales of the region's heritage.

Ready to embark on this extraordinary adventure? Reach out to our tour experts, who are always available to customize your trek according to your preferences. With flexible itineraries and unwavering support, we make your dreams of trekking to Annapurna Base Camp a reality.

While the ABC trek is accessible to most travelers in good health, it's essential to acclimatize to higher altitudes gradually. Rest assured, our guides monitor your well-being and ensure a safe and enjoyable journey.

For those seeking greater challenges or extended adventures, we offer a range of alternative treks to suit your desires.

Our Annapurna Base Camp trek packages are inclusive of all essential services, ensuring transparency and convenience for our valued guests. Benefit from complimentary airport transfers, trekking equipment, and medical kits for your peace of mind.

Join us for a comprehensive briefing and final preparations before your trek, either in person or online. Customizable itineraries ensure that your journey aligns perfectly with your schedule and preferences.

Don't miss the chance to make memories that last a lifetime. Book your Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Himalayan Adventure Intl Treks today and let the Himalayas weave their magic around you.

Embarking on a trek amidst the majestic Himalayas promises an unforgettable adventure. As you prepare for this extraordinary journey, let us offer insights into the delectable culinary experiences that await you.

Breakfast Delights: Start your day on a delightful note with an array of breakfast options. Indulge in the flavors of Common Tibetan Bread, Chapati with Cheese, Oatmeal, French toast adorned with jam, honey, and peanut butter, or savor the simplicity of Corn Flakes. Whether you crave a hearty plate of scrambled eggs or a stack of pancakes, our breakfast menu ensures a satisfying start to your day. And of course, no breakfast is complete without a steaming cup of your favorite hot beverage.

Lunchtime Treats: Rejuvenate amidst the trek with our diverse lunch offerings. From the comforting warmth of Thukpa and the traditional flavors of Dahl and Bhat to the savory delights of Momos and the satisfying goodness of Sherpa Stew, our lunch menu promises a culinary journey through the heart of the Himalayas. Indulge in a variety of soups, sandwiches, pizzas, and rice dishes, all crafted to replenish your energy and delight your taste buds.

Evening Feasts: As the day winds down, indulge in a hearty dinner spread. From the beloved Momos to the rich flavors of Thukpa and Dahl and Bhat, our dinner menu offers a delightful fusion of local and international cuisines. Savor the warmth of freshly baked bread, enjoy a comforting bowl of macaroni or spaghetti, or indulge in the succulent flavors of yak steak. With a wide array of options to choose from, our dinner menu ensures a satisfying end to your day.

Sweet Temptations and Snack Breaks: Treat yourself to our irresistible dessert and snack options. Indulge in the sweetness of Apple Pie or Rice Pudding, satisfy your cravings with fruit bars or Mars bars, or enjoy the crunch of popcorn and the decadence of cakes and pastries. Whether you're craving a sweet treat or a quick snack, our menu has something to delight every palate.

Tea and Coffee Delights: Quench your thirst with our refreshing selection of teas and coffees. From the bold flavors of black coffee to the soothing warmth of ginger tea, our menu offers a variety of options to suit every preference. Sip on hot chocolates, indulge in fruity delights like mango or orange juice, or enjoy the refreshing taste of lemon honey tea. Whatever your choice, our beverage menu promises to elevate your trekking experience.

Comfortable Accommodations Amidst the Himalayas: Experience the comfort and convenience of our accommodations along the Annapurna trekking route. Rest assured, you won't need to carry tents as there are plenty of tea houses and trekking lodges available along the way. Our accommodations are simple yet comfortable, offering double occupancy rooms with wooden beds, blankets, mattresses, pillows, and attached bathrooms. Single rooms are also available upon request, ensuring a restful night's sleep amidst the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas.

Ideal Seasons for Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp: Choose to trek during the spring months of February to May or the autumn months of September to November for the best weather and clear mountain views. However, you can embark on this adventure at any time of year, each season offering its own unique charm and beauty. Rest assured, we at Himalayan Adventure Intl Treks will ensure that your trekking adventure surpasses even your highest expectations, regardless of the season.

Effortless Trip Booking Process: Booking your Annapurna Base Camp trek with Himalayan Adventure Intl Treks is simple and hassle-free. Simply visit our website or send us your passport details via email to secure your place on this epic journey. Last-minute bookings are also possible, and our team is readily available to assist you every step of the way. Whether you're planning in advance or seeking a spontaneous adventure, we're here to make your trekking experience truly unforgettable.

Prepare for Your Adventure: Equip yourself for the journey ahead with our recommended trekking gear. From suitable hiking thermals and fleece jackets to trekking pants and comfortable footwear, we've got you covered. Don't forget essential items like a sleeping bag, day backpack, and personal toiletries. Kathmandu offers a range of gear shops where you can easily find everything you need for your trek.

Convenient Transportation Options: Enjoy the convenience of transportation arrangements provided by Himalayan Adventure Intl Treks. Benefit from complimentary airport pick-up and drop-off services, as well as transfers to and from Pokhara. Additionally, daily flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara are available at an extra cost for those seeking a faster journey.

Your Adventure Awaits: Join us on an epic journey through the heart of the Himalayas. As a fully registered and authorized trekking company, we guarantee a safe and secure experience that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. Book your adventure with us today and embark on a journey that promises to surpass all expectations. We look forward to welcoming you to the breathtaking beauty of the Annapurna region.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary

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Welcome to Nepal, the country of the Himalayas As you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Himalayan Adventure Intl Treks staff will receive you and transfer you to the hotel with the BB plan.


After breakfast, we go to the tourist Bus Park and drive to Pokhara through Prithivi Highway. On the way, we enjoy the overwhelming view of green hills while going along the river. If there is no Traffic jam, we reached Pokhara at 3 pm. You will visit important places in Pokhara city. Fewa Lake, Mahendra Cave, Davis Falls, Gorge of Seti River under Mahendrapul, and many other places are there to visit in Pokhara. Hotel with the BB plan


Today, after having breakfast, we drive to Naya Pul1:30 m. we start to trek for 3-4 hours to reach Tikhe Dhunga. The trail is easy, though we have to climb. The journeys will enough entertain. A lot of picturesque views inspire you to click your camera during the trek. And stay in Tikhe Dhunga in a lodge with a BLD plan. 


Today trekking trail is slightly uphill to Poonhill. The Nice view of the high Himalayas and beautiful landscape gives a pleasant experience when following the trail. We pass through some Magar settlements and terraced fields. And stay in a lodge with a BLD plan.


Today, early in the morning, we will hike to Poonhill to get a sunrise view of the Annapurna Himalayas. We walk more than 6 hours to reach Tadapani. We pass through a rhododendron forest. The mountains are seen glowing while walking through the trail to Tadapani. And stay overnight lodge with BLD plan.


Today, we walk down to Kemrung Stream. After crossing the forest of rhododendron, we walk towards Chhomrong across Magar village. Chhomrong welcome us with a smile to us the close-up view of Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Mt. Annapurna, and Hiunchuli. You can visit the Chhomrong area and overnight lodge with the BLD plan.


Today we follow the Chhomrong River and ascend some elevation. On the trail, we cross through the bamboo forest and reach Dovan. The picturesque view of natural beauty follows us while we trek. And Overnight Lodge with BLD plan.


Today we head to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC). The trail is pleasant with the views of the picturesque, landscape and snow-capped mountains. It is about 5/ 6 hours. And stay overnight at the lodge with BLD.


After breakfast, we walk 2:30 m and continue to Annapurna Base Camp. The place is known as Annapurna Sanctuary, which is covered with lofty mountains. From here you can see an astonishing view of Annapurna I, Annapurna South and Barah Shikhar many more. And Overnight Lodge with BLD plan.


Today trek back to Bamboo but the high Himalayas tries to pull back to base camp where you feel paradise, unfortunately, we must go back to Bamboo. And overnight lodge with BLD plan.


Today trek down to Jhinu Danda with a pleasant walk enjoying the scenic beauty we reach Jhinu Dada and if the weather is perfect you can enjoy panoramic views, especially sunset views are lovely. And overnight lodge with BLD plan.


Today is the final day of our trekking. We trek back to Kimtyo from Jhinu Danda and end our trek there. You can explore Pokhara City and overnight stay in a hotel.


Today after breakfast we drive back to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus for 6/7 hrs. You will. There are opportunities for shopping for gifts for your nearest family. In the evening, we have a farewell dinner together.


Today is the last day, we have to say goodbye. Before 3 hours after your flight is scheduled, our staff takes you to the TIA. We will Waite for another adventure trip while you are on returning to your hometown.


Annapurna Base Camp Trek Cost Includes?

  • Airport Pick Up and Drops: We ensure hassle-free transportation to and from the airport, so you can begin your trek with ease.
  • All Ground Transportation: From Kathmandu to Pokhara and beyond, we've got your transportation needs covered.
  • Delicious Meals: Enjoy three hearty meals a day during your trek, complete with a steaming cup of tea or coffee to keep you energized.
  • Comfortable Accommodation: Rest easy in cozy guest houses (lodges) along the trekking route, providing a warm and welcoming atmosphere after a day of exploration.
  • Kathmandu and Pokhara Hotel: Experience the cultural hubs of Kathmandu and Pokhara with two nights' accommodation in each city, including a delicious breakfast to start your day right.
  • Tourist Bus Service: Sit back and relax as you travel between Kathmandu and Pokhara in comfort and style, taking in the scenic views along the way.
  • Expert Guidance: Our experienced English-speaking guide is dedicated to ensuring your safety and enjoyment throughout the trek.
  • Porter Service: Travel light as our porters assist with carrying your belongings, with a ratio of one porter for every two guests.
  • Transportation to Nayapul: Whether by taxi or jeep, we arrange convenient transportation to Nayapul, the starting point of your trek.
  • All-Inclusive: No hidden costs here! We cover all government and local taxes, national park fees, and necessary permits, including the Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS).
  • Equipment and Safety: Our porters are equipped with essential gear for the adventure, and we carry a comprehensive medical kit for any emergencies that may arise.
  • Staff Welfare: Rest assured, our Nepali staff are fully insured, ensuring their well-being during the trek and beyond.

At Himalayan Adventure Intl Treks, we are committed to providing an unparalleled trekking experience, blending adventure with comfort and safety. Join us for an unforgettable journey into the heart of the Himalayas.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Cost Excludes?

  • Personal Expenses: Costs for souvenirs, alcoholic beverages, extra snacks, and tips for guides and porters are not included.
  • Travel Insurance: Trekkers are responsible for arranging their travel insurance covering medical emergencies, evacuation, and trip cancellations.
  • Trekking Gear: Personal trekking gear such as clothing, footwear, sleeping bags, and trekking poles are not provided and should be brought or rented.
  • Extra Activities: Additional activities like paragliding, zip-lining, or cultural tours in Pokhara are not included but can be arranged separately upon request.
  • International Flights: The package does not cover the cost of international flights to and from Nepal; travelers should arrange these independently.
  • Visa Fees: Visa fees for entry into Nepal are not included and should be arranged by travelers before arrival in the country.
  • Medical Expenses: Any medical expenses incurred during the trek, including medication, treatment, or consultation fees, are not covered and should be borne by trekkers.
  • Tipping: Tips for guides, porters, and support staff are not included in the package; however, tipping is customary in Nepal and appreciated for excellent service, left at the discretion of the participants.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Altitude Profile

Annapurna Base Camp Trek FAQs

The best time for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is generally stable, offering clear skies and moderate temperatures.

Yes, trekkers need permits for the Annapurna Conservation Area. You can obtain these permits either in Kathmandu or Pokhara, or your trekking agency can assist you in acquiring them

While the trek is moderately challenging, it's essential to have a reasonable level of fitness. Regular cardiovascular exercises and some hiking experience are recommended to prepare for the altitude and terrain.

Yes, altitude sickness can be a concern as you ascend to higher elevations. It's crucial to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and listen to your body. Trekking at a moderate pace and allowing for rest days can help mitigate these risks.

Accommodations along the Annapurna Base Camp Trek range from basic teahouses to more comfortable lodges in some areas. Most offer shared rooms with basic amenities like beds, blankets, and common bathrooms.

Most teahouses offer a variety of meals including Nepali, Indian, and Western dishes. Typical meals include dal bhat (rice and lentils), noodles, soups, and seasonal vegetables. Meals are usually hearty and sufficient to fuel your trek.

Yes, hiring a guide and/or porter is common and recommended, especially for those unfamiliar with the terrain or trekking at high altitudes. Guides can provide valuable insight into the region, while porters can ease the burden of carrying heavy loads.

ATM facilities are limited along the trekking route, so it's advisable to carry enough Nepali currency (Nepalese Rupees) with you before starting the trek. Some larger villages like Ghorepani may have limited banking facilities.

Essential items to pack include trekking boots, warm clothing layers, a good quality sleeping bag, sunscreen, sunglasses, a first aid kit, water purification tablets, and a headlamp or flashlight. It's also advisable to carry snacks and water bottles.

The trail varies in difficulty, with some sections featuring steep ascents and descents, narrow paths, and occasional exposure to high altitudes. The main challenges include managing altitude sickness, varying weather conditions, and navigating rugged terrain. However, with proper preparation and a steady pace, most trekkers find it manageable and immensely rewarding.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Additional Information

Welcome to the essential guide for your Annapurna Base Camp adventure with Himalayan Adventure Intl Treks! We've curated a comprehensive packing list to ensure your journey is both comfortable and memorable. Please consider this list as a helpful starting point for your preparations.

General Gears and Equipment:

  • Puffy down jacket 
  • Four-season (zero degree) sleeping bag 
  • Daypack (25-35 liters recommended) with rain cover
  • Sleeping bag liner

Upper Body:

  • Sun hat or cap 
  • Knitted hat/Beanie
  • Scarf or neck gaiter
  • Headlamp
  • Sunglasses


  • Technical fabric base layer 
  • Technical fabric short (2) and long sleeve (2) shirts
  • Waterproof, windproof shell
  • Fleece jacket or pullover

Lower Body:

  • Technical fabric base layer 
  • Hiking pants (2)
  • Comfortable pants for inside the teahouses
  • Waterproof/windproof outer shell pants
  • Hiking shorts


  • Wool or technical fabric liner gloves
  • Hard-shell outer gloves 


  • Wool or technical fabric warm socks
  • Hiking socks
  • Liner socks 
  • Trekking/hiking boots
  • Ice Cleats /Micro Spikes 


  • Technical fabric/quick drying underwear
  • Sports bras (women)
  • Pajamas or sleeping clothes

First Aid Kits and Medications:

  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Ointment

Other Essentials:

  • Passport
  • Extra copies of passport-sized photos
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Toiletry kits
  • Water purification tablets or UV water purifier
  • Hydration bladder
  • Towel
  • Pillowcase
  • Toilet paper
  • High protein snacks
  • Waterproof/dry bags for carrying important documents and money


  • Power bank or extra batteries
  • Cameras and mobile phone
  • Cards/book
  • Pee bottle/pee funnel for women
  • Trekking poles
  • Whistle
  • Thermos for hot water

Important Information:

  • We provide a free duffel bag and t-shirt during your pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu.
  • A porter is assigned for every two participants to carry the duffel bag (weighing around 10 /15 kg) throughout the trek.
  • It's essential to have your own daypack for daily necessities.
  • Non-trekking items can be stored at the hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Renting a down jacket and sleeping bag is available at USD 30 each.
  • Please be respectful of local customs when choosing clothing.
  • Check out our Annapurna Base Camp Trek Map & Elevation for further insights.

Embark on your Annapurna Base Camp journey fully equipped and ready for an unforgettable experience with Himalayan Adventure Intl Treks!

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Reviews

Subojit Ghosh

Subojit Ghosh


2nd Feb, 2023


THE OTHER ABC & KHOPRA DANDA TREK, NEPAL, NOVEMBER 2021 ~ AN OFFBEAT EXPERIENCE ~ SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED, Following the footsteps of Maurice Herzog to Annapurna, 71 yrs after the first ascent of an 8000 m peak, in November 2021 ~ Pokhara, in Nepal, is the launching pad for numerous expeditions to the Anapurnas, and the starting point for treks. But 71 years ago, when Nepal was still under Rana rule and a French expedition came to climb Annapurna, its climbers did not come directly here a... See more t Pokhara. They marched straight up from Butwal in Tarai. In December 2020, a 25-member team from the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Trekking Agents Association of Nepal (TAAN) Pokhara Chapter and Annapurna Rural Municipality set out to explore North Annapurna Base Camp. The idea was to use the pandemic lull to find new trekking destinations and to develop this historic route. The trail we took would follow the footsteps of the French Annapurna Expedition of 1950, and re-enact their march – into the mountain. It is known as the Maurice Herzog Trail, after the climber, Louis Lachenal made the first ascent of an 8000 m peak – two years before Mt. Everest itself was climbed.   Our own journey began from Pokhara, with a 5-hour bus ride to Tatopani, and then to Lower Narchyang, Upper Narchyang, to Chhotepa our destination for the day. And like trekking in most of Nepal, it is one steep climb and followed by another steep descent. Then comes Hum Khola, Phutphutey waterfalls, Sandhikharka, Phoolbari, Busket Mela, and finally North Annapurna Base Camp at approx 4400 m. It’s a camping trek.   Herzog recounts in Annapurna the heroic life-and-death struggle with primitive equipment and violent weather to get to the summit at 2 pm on 3rd June 1950. His team entered by this forgotten side, though he returned by Lete side, we preferred to return by the same route as we wanted to trek for another offbeat and less accessed new route from Tatopani ~ to Khopra Danda (3900 m approx). Via Swanta village (one of the best picturesque villages with a Dhaulagiri massif view), we trekked up to Chistibung, then to Khopra Danda (the best and nearest panoramic and amphitheatric view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Massifs so closely placed), with tea houses in all the spots. And return through Bailey Kharka (another best spot for the Dhaulagiri view), Dobato (with Mulde Peak viewpoint of the two massifs), Tadapani, and Ghandrung to back Pokhara. That’s the circuit we wanted to make. The whole trek was an awesome one with excellent views of lofty high various peaks and beautiful landscapes. I would like to thank my co-trekkers Soumendu Chatterjee, Subhasis Sathpaty, Madhusudan Das, Sourav Dutta, Arijit Dutta, Meenakshi Sarkar, Subhajit Chaudhuri, Projesh Biswas, and Sharmistha Ghosh for completing such an exclusive picturesque trek route of Nepal. And finally, I would like to Thank Himalayan Adventure Intl Treks and Binod Karki and Sumit Mukherjee for all their support, guidance, and assistance in Nepal.   See less...

Debtanu Ganguly

Debtanu Ganguly


19th Mar, 2023

On the way to ABC

On the way to ABC October,2022 Nikon D 850 and tamron 15-30 G2, Nisi filter Thanks, Himalayan Adventure Intl Treks for your support, and thanks Binod Karki and Mere Karki for your logistical support.

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