Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Trip Duration 15 Days
Destination Nepal
Trip Grade Moderate
Activity Trekking
Transportation Private Vehicle
Accomodation Hotel + Lodges
Meals Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Max. Altitude 4130 M, 13,545ft
Max. Group Size 15
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Annapurna Base Camp Trekking continues to be one of the most popular treks in Nepal, let alone the world for a reason. Annapurna Base Camp (4,140m) is a small campsite surrounded by a mighty amphitheater of mountains, including Machapuchhare (6,993m), Annapurna I (8091m), and Hiunchuli (6,441m).
This is one of the most beautiful treks that combines trekking in majestic scenery and experiencing a variety of cultures from numerous ethnic groups unmatched by any other treks in Nepal. The trek begins from lowland villages and lush green rice terraces. The ethnic villages of Ghandruk and Chhomrung are the most well-known localities in the region. The Gurung and Managi villages will give you a special opportunity to see the ethnic lifestyle and cultural riches of the Himalayas. Observing and mingling with the locals can be the most rewarding experience during the trek, and is the highlight for most trekkers. As you continue to climb the high mountains, pastures and terraced fields, deep forests of oak, bamboo and rhododendron trees come alive.
At the high point of your journey, the trail across glacial moraines leads you into the sacred Annapurna Sanctuary, from where you will see undeniably beautiful and unimaginable panoramic imagery of the serene surroundings. See the magnificent sunrise and sunset upon these incredible mountains for a photo opportunity of a lifetime.
Annapurna Base Camp trek provides typical tea house accommodations run by the local people. Soak up your sore muscles in the natural hot springs as we descend from the high mountains. To make your journey simple and cheaper, there are fixed departure dates available for Annapurna Base Camp trekking 2022.
Suggestion: 5 to 6 Days short Annapurna base camp trek can be organized from Pokhara, for further details connect with Day Tours Nepal tour expert.

Adventure trekking starts and End in Pokhara so if you are interested to extend your holiday in Pokhara check out what can you do in Pokhara.

Trip Highlights

  • Culturally rich villages of Gurung and Magar.
  • Spectacular sunrise and sunset views.
  • Evergreen forest of Annapurna Conservation Area
  • A popular trail for Bird watching, and also wildlife.
  • Stunning landscapes, terraces, lakes, forests and mountain views.
  • Ghorepani Poon Hill view point. 

Trip Itinerary:

  • Day 01:Welcome to Nepal, Kathmandu. Altitude: (1,350m) 4,428ft Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal and also a city of World Heritage site. Our team will be waiting at the airport to transfer to your hotel. Day Tours Nepal Tour officer will meet you and greet at the hotel for further plans of Annapurna Base Camp Trek preparation.
  • Day 02:Kathmandu Heritage Sightseeing. Altitude: (1,350m) 4,428ft Day Tours Nepal Cultural tour expert will meet you at 9; 00 am in your hotel to explore the ancient’s kingdoms of Kathmandu. Sightseeing tour will be 5 hrs and after returning back to hotel Day Tours Nepal Trekking guide will meet you. Trekking guide will give you a briefing about the Annapurna Base Camp trek plans and short introduction about the places you will be visiting. Evening welcome dinner with Day Tours Nepal Team.
  • Day 03:Kathmandu drive to Pokhara Altitude: (827m) 2,713ft Distance: 210 Km 6 hours Day Tours Nepal trekking guide will come to your hotel with the private car to receive you. A scenic drive starts after your breakfast, on the way we will stop for break. If you want to stop for Rafting (option) than we will pass through the most popular Trishuli River. Sometime traffic may make your travel longer but after clearing Kathmandu road will be smooth towards to Pokhara. Check in your hotel and evening free for walking around Fewa Lake. Our guide will help you and show you the places around. It's nice to stay by the Fewa Lake for mountains, sunset and evening view.
  • Day 04:Pokhara drive to Nayapul and Trek to Ulleri (2,070m) 6,791.339ft. Distance: 22.3Km 5-6 hours After having breakfast our Annapurna Base Camp Trekking adventure starts, we will take 1 hour drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. The 22.3km is including the drive from Pokhara so don't be afraid. You will have our porter to carry your bag for Ghorepani Trekking and the trek starts from Nayapul. After short walk we will clear our Entry permits with TAAN and Annapurna Conservation area. Follow the dirt roads up to Tikhedhunga. In peak time the vehicle hunks might annoyed but the nature will makes you to ignore the hunks and dust. From Tikhedhunga to Ulleri is totally uphill and have to walk over stairs for 1 hr. Ulleri is the good choice to stay because from here we can see Mt. Annapurna South, Mt. Heuchuli and beautiful Ulleri Gurung village.
  • Day 05:Ulleri Trek to Ghorepani Altitude: (2,874m) 9,429ft Distance: 13km 5-6 hours Your breakfast will be ready by 7;00am, enjoy the mountain breakfast with amazing landscapes and golden mountain view. Fun fact your breakfast will be order before you go to bed but you will get the menu to pick. During the breakfast guide will give you the short brief about the day. Before coming to breakfast please pack your bag so porter can go ahead with your bag. Scenic walk through lush forest, streams, rivers, waterfall and small local tea houses. From Banthanthi you will able to see Mt. Fishtail but after reaching to Ghorepani you will be amazing with Giant Mushrooms (Mountains). You can visit to poon hill for sunset if you are not feeling tired. Poon Hill is about 45 min walk from Ghorepani so consult with your guide. However you are going for sunrise in the Morning.
  • Day 06:Ghorepani Hike to Poon Hill and Trek to Tadapani. Altitude: (3,210m) 10,531ft & (2,590m) 8,497ft Distance: 13-15 km 6-7 hours Wake Up up around 5;00 am and our guide will escort you for sunrise and mountain view at Poon Hill. Pretty much walking over stairs so if you have problem in your knees better to carry your hiking poles. It takes about 45 minutes to reach Poon Hill from Ghorepani. Enjoy the sunrise, Mt. Fishtail, Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri ranges, Tukuche peak, and the amazing landscapes. We will hike back to Ghorepani for breakfast and after breakfast our trek continues towards to Tadapani. The beginning hike from Ghorepani up to Deurali is slightly uphill but after that bit flat and downhill. The last point is uphill and takes about 45 to 1 hr. Enjoy the golden view of Annapurna south, Heuchuli, Fishtail from the Tadapani.
  • Day 07:Tadapani Trek to Chhomrong Altitude: (2170m) 71, Distance: 7-8km 5-6 hours
  • Day 08:Chhomrong Trek to Bamboo Altitude: (2,310m) 7,578ft) Distance: 8 km 4 - 5 hours
  • Day 09:Bamboo Trek to Deurali Altitude: (3230m) 10,595ft Distance: 9 km 4 - 5 hours
  • Day 10:Deurali Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) 13,545ft via MBC (3700m) 12135ft Distance: 7-8 Km 5- 6 hours
  • Day 11:Annapurna Base Camp Trek back to Bamboo Altitude: (2,310m) 7,578ft) Distance: 15-16 km 7 – 8 hours
  • Day 12:Bamboo Trek to Jhinu Danda (1,760m) 5,770ft via Chhomrong (2170m) 7,120ft Distance:8-9 km 5 - 6 hours
  • Day 13:Jhnu Danda Trek to Siwai 8.86 km (4 hours) and drive back to Pokhara (827m) 2,713ft.
  • Day 14:Drive back to Kathmandu.
  • Day 15:Final Departure

Cost Includes

  • Full Board (breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) in Trekking
  • Accommodation during the trek (local lodge).
  • Government registered local expert guide,
  • Porters to carry trekking bags.
  • Annapurna Conservation park fees and TIMS card.
  • In cities Accommodation with breakfast.
  • Guided Tour in the city.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • Equipment clothing for porter & staffs.
  • Insurance for all staff & porters.
  • Transportation as per itinerary
  • First Aid Kit for Annapurna Base Camp Trek
  • Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Map for Each Member
  • Salary, allowances, expenses & insurance for all staff including porters

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal visa – Multiple Entrée 30 days – USD 40
  • Lunch & dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Table drinks, snacks, personal insurance, medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc…
  • International airfare and airport taxes, excess baggage charges, etc..
  • Entrance fees during the sightseeing in the city.

Equipment List

Trekking Equipment

Obviously you will be in higher elevation while trekking in Nepal. The weather will be different in every region but also have to pack the proper trekking equipment. Day Tours Nepal is selling Nepal’s Top Best selling treks and all are Tea-house Trekking so you don’t need to think of Camping gears.

While buying clothing please pick warm clothing especially during the winter season (Dec-Feb) in Nepal. We also suggest you to get the proper light backpack and have enough space to pack your stuff. If you are confused to buy the Trekking gears than no worries you can buy the Trekking equipment in Nepal too.

We recommend you to get check the below list for Trekking in Nepal.


  • Warm jacket – down jacket, if possible.
  • Water and windproof jacket (alternatively bring a poncho or umbrella)
  • Long sleeved synthetic fleece (windproof material, if possible)
  • Thermal underwear
  • Hat, pair of gloves and scarf
  • Comfortable hiking trousers (loose fitting)
  • Shorts and trousers, or skirt
  • 2 pairs of warm wool-blend socks
  • 2 pairs of running socks or liner socks
  • Proper hiking boots
  • Running shoes and flip-flops
  • 2-3 t-shirts

During winter season, additional clothing’s may include:

  • The outer jacket should be warm, down jacket is highly recommended during winter season
  • Bring a pair of warm winter trousers, in addition to the hiking trousers
  • Bring at least one windproof layer of clothes, helping to reduce any chill factor influence.
  • Snow gaiters

Trekking Gear

  • Pair of polarizing sun-glasses (to be comfortable and to avoid potential snow-blindness)
  • Backpack and backpack cover (against rain and dust)
  • Map of the trekking area (Day Tours Nepal will proivde Trekking Map so you don't need to buy)
  • Head torch, or small torch, plus spare batteries
  • Sleeping bag and silk liner
  • 2 x water bottles
  • Miscellaneous
  • Toiletries
  • A small light weight and quick drying towel
  • Bar of soap
  • Sunscreen (SPF +20)
  • Earplugs
  • Insect repellants (for lower elevations)

First aid kid

  • Water purification tables or a water filter
  • Some Diamox pills against potential altitude sickness (if going beyond 3,500+ m elevations)
  • Toilet paper
  • Optional items
  • Camera, battery etc
  • Altimeter
  • Compass
  • Binoculars
  • Books/magazines
  • Trekking poles
  • GPS unit
  • Padlocks for guest house rooms and bags
  • Sewing/repair kit
  • Pocket knife
  • Candles (for lodges)
  • Dairy or notebook plus pencil/pen

Usefull Info

  • Be friendly with your guide and porters so they can also share more information about the places, cultures, and people with you.
  • Make sure you have Travel Insurance for Trekking In Nepal.
  • Don't have enough days for this trip, we can be customized the itinerary and make it short.
  • Check the season trekking gear list.
  • Annapurna Base Camp Trek price is based on per person but 1+ people price will be much less than it listed, contact us. 

Best time to Trek In Nepal

  • October-November: Nepal’s peak trekking/tour season, with mild weather, clear skies, and big crowds.
  • November-December/January-February: Clear skies, but potentially very cold. Trekkers should bring snow gear and be prepared to turn back due to blocked paths. ( For Long trekking routes)
  • February-April: end of the dry season and the second-best time to go trekking.

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