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Price per person

USD $ 995

Trip Duration

14 Days

Region

Annapurna Treks

Country

Nepal

Group Size

1 To 15 Person.

Trip Grade

2
Moderate
Moderate level treks usually above 7 days. Altitude can reach 5000 meters with 5-6 hrs of hike per day. Moderate refers to neither easy walk nor tough. High altitude may matter on walking speed and distance. Acclimatization may be required.

Activity

Nepal Trekking
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4.67 / 5 from 32 reviews

Arrival On

Kathmandu

Departure From

Kathmandu

Best Season

March To May / Sept To Nov

Max Altitude

4130M ABC Camp

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Overview

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is doubtless a striking adventure after EBC Treks. ABC Treks offer the incessantly Himalayas scenery climax. Those displays are formed by glacial erosion of giant Himalayan chains that are 6000 to 8000m elevation above sea level.

Famed as the world's 10th highest mountain, Annapurna is the hardest mountain to climb, but does offer bountiful trek alternatives. Out of many, the trekking journey to the Annapurna Base Camp has justified itself as a great option. From Fishtail Base Camp to Annapurna Sanctuary the mindblowing scene of Himalayan with 360-degree views flaunts from each way treks. Alongside, from Annapurna Base Camp, small hiking to the memorials around 5 minutes offers the Annapurna glaciers, Icefalls, a mass of rocks, and deposits of glacier moraines.

The travelers who think about the shorter customizable, proportionally uncomplicated trek. For them, this beautifully designed 15 Days Annapurna Base Camp Via Poonhill Trek package is bliss. Further, travelers investigating pleasant Himalayan residence stroll without the higher altitude walk like that of Annapurna Circuit Trek or other Everest region Treks, ABC trek is marked all in one combo trek to them.

About Annapurna Base Camp Trek:

ABC trekking is situated on the northern side of Pokhara and offers subtropical forest and hills, Rhododendron, Bamboo, Oak, and Birch woodland to the alpine grassland zone in Fishtail Base Camp (MBC) 3700m. Spiritually the Machhapuchhre or Fishtail is Holy Himalaya which is prohibited or not allowed to climb.

Visualization of dramatic sunrise and sunset views over peaks like Annapurna South 7219m, Fishtail 6997m, Annapurna III 7555m Gangapurna 7455m Annapurna I 8091m highlights the ABC trek on your mind.

Service for Nepal travelers in all trekking regions is best due to the different kinds of foods provided, fresh drinking waters, warm dining hall, basic charging and internet services, hot showers, with private dormitory beds for sleeping. These all are profoundly available in the Annapurna Base Camp Trek route. A hundred thousand hikers trek to ABC every year. So due to the heavy traffic of tourists, the trail remains mostly populated.

If you have the intention to do at least one trek in Nepal, head for the redolent trip to Annapurna Base Camp. However, being the best time for Annapurna Base camp Trekking, during Spring and Autumn the hostels are full and pre-booked by guides in advance. Because of the pleasant weather, Annapurna Base Camp looks wonderful throughout this season.

Why Is ABC Trek Hiker's Favoured Trek On The Earth?

Annapurna Base Camp Treks is a well-liked trek that carries trekkers in front of Annapurna 1(one of the eight thousand) which is the 10th highest Himalayas on the earth. This trek is an average strenuous trek. Thus, moderately fit trekkers without prior trekking experience and technical skills can do this trek. Annapurna 1(8091m) is also named Annapurna massif and is the highest mortality mountain compared to other 8000m mountains. Trek bear specific precious cherish for Himalayan trek lovers.

Snow Himalaya Makes Trekking Fascinating

Trekkers cannot just see Annapurna mountain from Pokhara. It is a long chain of mountains and a unique view from different places like Ghandruk, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Chhomrong, MBC, and ABC. The glory and charm of Machhapuchhre also named Fishtail in English is the adobe of God and it never allows us to summit.

Machhapuchhre is one of the sacred Himalayas and home of the God Mahadev- The God of Destroyer. Though not the summit, the trek route of Annapurna Base Camp, takes you to the base camp of two mountains, Mt Annapurna and Mt Machhapuchhre. Conquering the base camp of two mountains within this single jaunt is the prime benefit of this trek.

In Annapurna Base Camp there are just 4 lodges over and at the edge of the Annapurna glacier. From the Annapurna Base Camp, travelers observe the sunrise live in the Himalayas including Annapurna South, Annapurna III Fang and Annapurna 1, Barashikhar, Fishtail, Himchuli, and Gandharva Chuli which turns orange color from white. The sunset in Fishtail is also worth observing and fascinating in the evening.

Diversity Of Flora Inside Annapurna Conservation Area

No one can ignore Annapurna Conservation Area's wildlife charm on this trip. The trek route from Ulleri to Ghorepani, Ghorepani to Poon Hill and Tadapani, and Ghandruk to Bamboo offers different colors of Rhododendron flowers during the spring season. This trail also offers Bamboo, Fern, and Oak.  After Deurali the forest finish and starts alpine grassland. MBC and ABC trails are alpine trails whereas the lower Annapurna regions are famous for cultivating and farming.

Different kinds of vegetation are available. Depending on which season you are stepping in the Annapurna region you are likely to see farmlands of Rice, Potato, Wheat, Corn, Millet, and other numerous grains available in Lower Annapurna trekking trails near the river Modi. The summer and spring seasons are popular for flowers.

Annapurna area is a living treasure for 33 reptiles, 22 Amphibious, 1225 Flowering plants, 102 mammals, and 475 kinds of birds so if you trek and are lucky you can explore more and more flowers and faunas.

Explore Local Culture

Due to numerous small tea houses construction, ABC trek is a well-organized trek. With guides and porters, Tea houses staffs, and owners Local villagers communicate with trekkers in English to give hikers enough knowledge about local culture, tradition, food, lifestyle, and other several experiences.

Especially Ghandruk and Chhomrong are huge settlements of Gurung ethnic cast people who are the soldiers in the Army not only in Nepal but also in the UK, Singapore, India, and Macaw. They are popularly known as Gurkha soldiers and while trekking, travelers have a great opportunity to learn their lifestyle, culture, and tradition face to face. In Ghorepani and Ulleri, Pun Magar is popular whereas, in Birethanti Thakali settlements can be explored if you trek via Ghorepani in 10 days.

Trails on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Following the path via multiple ethnic villages, Annapurna Base Camp trekking is not that strenuous. But, Nepal being the Himalayan nation, simple ups and down's here might be difficult if you are the unhabitual one. Thus, having some idea of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek Difficulty and tips for altitude sickness is highly suggested.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary

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Day 1:

Arrival at Kathmandu(KTM)

Walking Hours : Driving Hours:30 Minutes Drive

Meals Included : Included Meals: Welcome Dinner

Accomodation : Overnight Stay: 3 Star Standard Hotel

Max. Altitude : Maximum Elevation; 1,350M/4,430FT

Annapurna Base Camp Trek-Guest Arrival
Annapurna Base Camp- Swayambhunath Stupa

Our representative will be waiting for you at the airport arrival gate with your name printed on paper. After a rest in the hotel, we bring you the welcome dinner in one of the best cultural restaurants in Kathmandu. Before you enjoy the traditional Nepalese cuisine and Nepali dancing show, we explain to you the detailed itinerary.

Day 2:

Sightseeing in Kathmandu City and Preparation for the trekking

Walking Hours : 6 Hours Sightseeing

Meals Included : Breakfast

Accomodation : 3 Star Standard Hotel

Max. Altitude : 1350m/4,430ft

Annapurna Base Camp-Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Annapurna Base Camp-Statue of Aakash Bhairab

We will visit four important world heritage sites that highlight Nepal’s cultural and religious heritages - The Kathmandu Durbar Square is full of Nepal’s ancient architectures of the Malla Dynasty and Shakya. The Swayambhunath Stupa is well known to tourists as the “landmark” Hindu temple of Nepal. It is also known as Monkey Temple because many many monkeys there. The Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites for Hindus and the Boudhanath Temple is one of the largest Buddhist shrines in the world.

Day 3:

Drive to Pokhara(Fly on Add-on Cost)

Walking Hours : 7 To 8 Hours Driving

Meals Included : Breakfast

Accomodation : 3 Star Standard Hotel

Max. Altitude : 823m

Distance : 200 km Driving

Annapurna Base Camp-Kathmandu to Pokhara
view of paragliding in Pokhara

We set off by tourist bus in the early morning. On the way, you can see the beautiful river if you sit on the right side of the bus. We stop near Malekhu for breakfast and Ghansikuwa for lunch. Around 3 pm we arrive at Pokhara. Stay overnight in a hotel near the famous Fewa Lake.

Day 4:

Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri

Walking Hours : 1 and half hours driving & 6 hours trekking

Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accomodation : Tea House Or Lodge

Max. Altitude : 2050m/6725ft

Birethanti Thakali Village on the way to Tikhedhunga
Annapurna Base Camp Trek-Nayapul to Ulleri

We drive to the starting point, Nayapul. We walk through a valley forest and cross the Bhurundi Khola River to the village in Tikhedhunga. Going up to Ulleri in 3400 steps and boulders is really a test of your stamina. We reach Ulleri in the afternoon and stay overnight there.

Day 5:

Ulleri to Ghorepani

Walking Hours : 4 To 5 Hours Trekking

Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accomodation : 3 Star Standard Hotel

Max. Altitude : 2,750m/9,020ft

Annapurna Base Camp Trek-Ulleri to Ghorepani
Annapurna Base Camp Trek-Ghorepani Village

We set off after breakfast. As we ascend to the Ghorepani village, you can see the spectacular Mt. Annapurna South from time to time. We pass waterfalls and small villages before reaching Ghorepani. Thereafter, stop at the upper Ghorepani which offers a panoramic view of the mountains including, Mt. Annapurna South and Nilgiri. The village has small shops for local products. Wi-Fi signal is strong there.

Day 6:

Morning Hike to Poon Hill (3,210m/10,529ft) And Trek From Ghorepani to Tadapani

Walking Hours : 6 To 7 Hours Trekking

Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accomodation : Tea House Or Lodge

Max. Altitude : 2,700m/8,860ft

Annapurna Base Camp- Poonhill View Point

Dhaulagiri View from Poon Hill after snowfall

Annapurna Base Camp- Way to Tadapani

Way to Tadapani from Ghorepani

Early morning we go to Poon Hill to see the sunrise in the Himalayas. Poonhill is the most popular destination to enjoy close up views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges and the sunrise from these majestic mountains. While you admire the beautiful scenery, you can enjoy a cup of hot coffee in Poonhill!

After breakfast in Ghorepani, we descend through the rhododendron forests and waterfalls to Tadapani.

Day 7:

Tadapani to Chhomrong

Walking Hours : 6 Hours Trekking

Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accomodation : Tea House Or Lodge

Max. Altitude : 2170m/7120ft

Trekkers Photoshoot in Chuile During ABC Trek
local child happy with tourist after chocolate ABC Trek

We walk down through a large rhododendron forest. When the forest trail ends, the trail opens to beautiful terraced fields. We walk uphill for around 5 km and pass waterfalls and reach a suspension bridge. Suspension bridges are very common in the mountain regions of Nepal. A few more miles of up and down we arrive at the destination of the day, Chhomrong. It is a beautiful village right below the giant Mt. Annapurna. Stay overnight in Chhomrong.

Day 8:

Chhomrong to Bamboo

Walking Hours : 4 Hours Trekking

Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accomodation : Tea House Or Lodge

Max. Altitude : 2310m/7578ft

Annapurna Base Camp-Chhomrong to Sinuwa
Annapurna Base Camp-Chhomrong to Bamboo

From Chhomrong, we walk quite a number of stone steps down to the Chhomrong Khola River. We then cross a swinging bridge over the river and walk uphill to Sinuwa. Our trail passes through a beautiful forest to Kuldihar and from there we descend easily to Bamboo where we stay the night.

Day 9:

Bamboo to Deurali

Walking Hours : 4 To 5 Hours Trekking

Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accomodation : Tea House Or Lodge

Max. Altitude : 3230m/10,595ft

Annapurna Base Camp Trek-Bamboo to Deurali
Hinku Cave on the Way from Bamboo to Deurali

We pass through a bamboo forest that is damp and cold. We then walk uphill which is sometimes steep. After the Himalaya Hotel, the forest opens up and we are out in the sun again with astounding views of the glacial river below. It is a steep climb up through a much drier forest before reaching Hinku Cave.

 From here we walk down to a river before ascending to Deurali where we can enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding hills and Mt. Dhaulagiri. The vegetation becomes sparse allowing magical views of the valley, river, and cliffs adorned with waterfalls. Stay overnight in Deurali.

Day 10:

Deurali to ABC via Machhapuchhre Base Camp(MBC) (3700m/12135ft)

Walking Hours : 4 To 5 Hours Trekking

Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accomodation : Tea House Or Lodge

Max. Altitude : 4,130m/13,545ft

Annapurna Base Camp Trek-Deurali to ABC
Annapurna Base Camp Trek-Machhapuchhre Base Camp

On this day, we follow the valley trail in a steady climb. The trail sticks to a rocky cliff and is sometimes steep. We walk on a somewhat flat path for a while before ascending to MBC. From there we get excellent views of Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli, and Gangapurna. 

We then ascend gently. On the way, we can admire spectacular views of the Himalayan panorama. We walk further to our final destination, the base camp of Mt. Annapurna, which is amazing. We are surrounded by magnificent peaks and the only way to this area is through the gorge we have just gone through. Stay overnight at ABC.

Day 11:

ABC to Bamboo

Walking Hours : 6 To 7 Hours Trekking

Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accomodation : Tea House Or Lodge

Max. Altitude : 2310m/7578ft

Annapurna Base Camp Trek-Trekkers Enjoying Photoshoot
Annapurna Base Camp-MBC to Deurali

Getting up early for the breathtaking sunrise view is the highlight of the entire ABC trek. Thus, we to do the same. After enjoying the amazing scenery and breakfast, we go downward rapidly to MBC, Deurali, Himalayan Hotel, Doban, and finally to Bamboo where we spend the night. The trail is downhill so it is not difficult.

Day 12:

Bamboo to Jhinu Danda

Walking Hours : 5 To 6 Hours Trekking

Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accomodation : Tea House Or Lodge

Max. Altitude : 1760M/5770FT

Annapurna south and Rhododendron flower view from Chhomrong
Annapurna Base Camp Trek-Jhinu Danda Hot Spring

We retrace back to Chhomrong where we stop for lunch. The stone steps to Chhomrong are equally tricky as they were before. The trail then descends to Jhinu Danda where we stay for the night. On the way, we enjoy our walking through the rain forests and farmlands.

Day 13:

Trek to Nayapul then Drive to Pokhara

Walking Hours : 5 Hours Trek And 2 Hours Driving

Meals Included : Breakfast And Lunch

Accomodation : 3 Star Standard Hotel

Max. Altitude : 823m

Annapurna Trek-Jhinu to Pokhara
Annapurna Trek-Beautiful View of Phewa Lake

We leave Jhinu Danda and enjoy the beautiful hill landscape of western Nepal on our way to Nayapul. We have lunch on the way. The trekking to the Annapurna Sanctuary ends today. We drive back Pokhara and stay overnight there.

Day 14:

Drive/Fly back to Kathmandu from Pokhara

Walking Hours : 7 Hours Driving

Meals Included : Breakfast

Accomodation : 3 Star Standard Hotel

Max. Altitude : 1350M

Distance : 200KM Driving

View of Fishtail on the way from Pokhara To Kathmandu
Annapurna Base Camp Trek-Pokhara to Kathmandu Drive

Fly back to Kathmandu in the morning. We send you to the hotel from the airport. It is a free day for you. If you want to take home memories then just go for souvenir shopping and take home Souvenirs from Nepal. To celebrate your successful trip to ABC, we have a farewell dinner with you where we can share our experiences of trekking before you fly back home the next day.

Day 15:

Final departure

Walking Hours : 30 Minutes Drive

Meals Included : Breakfast

Accomodation : None

Max. Altitude : 1350m

Distance : 5.2 km Drive

guest city tour in Boudhnath Before Departure
Annapurna Base Camp Trek-Departure of Guest

We drop you to the airport by a company representative 3 hours before the scheduled flight. Enjoy your flight to home. We hope to see you again soon.

  • Accommodation:(Sharing basis)Day 01, Day 02, and ay 14 in Kathmandu hotel and Day 3 and 13 Hotel in Pokhara.
  • Day 4 to 12 Teahouse Accommodation.
  • Tourist Bus transport from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Private Transport:  Kathmandu airport to hotel and hotel to Kathmandu airport.
  • Private Transport Pokhra to Nayapul and return.
  • Support:1 English Speaking Guide.
  • Assistant Guide for the group of 6 and more than 6 people.
  • Trekking porter sharing between 2 paying people.
  • All meals during trek: (As per the itinerary)
  • Day 4 Lunch to Day 13 Lunch
  • All necessary permits and entry fees like Poonhill, ACAP permits, and Hot spring local fees.
  • Trekkers Informanagement System {TIMS card}.
  • High-altitude sleeping bag and down jacket(return after trek complete).
  • First aid medical kits, with oximeter.
  • Free Storeroom facility in Pokhara and Kathmandu for extra luggage.
  • Insurance of Trekking Guide and porters or all trekking crews.
  • Trekking Map, Welcome dinner.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Map

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Support

Top 13 Hidden Information of Annapurna Base Camp Trek:

1. After Chhomrong, there is a single trail reaching Annapurna Base Camp. So, trekkers need to hike the same trail to return back. This tenders trekkers two chances to travel inside the alpine meadows forest and also have the chance to see Fishtail and Annapurna South mountain twice.

2. Being the Holy place and adobe of god Shiva is hardly restricted to bringing meat items, especially Chicken, Beef, Buffalo, and Pork over the Sinuwa village 2340m. But you can take packed Fish and Tuna. Local people believe that bringing such meats might be a big cause of natural disasters and accidents in the region. Further being the sanctuary, remember not to use the long toilet outside the hotels.

3. Poonhill and Annapurna Base are the two best places for sunrise and sunset. In Poonhill, trekkers need to hike for 1 hour to witness a sunrise. Whereas, in ABC, they can witness the sunrise from their own Hotel. Travelers can walk 5 minutes to the edge of the Annapurna glacier if they like the best sunrise views. Please do not forget to bring a flashlight for the morning Poon hill sunrise trek.

4. Two Base Camp in one trek: Annapurna South Base Camp (4130m) and Fishtail or Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m) will double benefit trekkers.

5. Natural hot spring near Jhinu Danda provides a new experience and the best opportunity to shower in front of nature. Only a few countries have natural hot springs. Do not forget to bring swimming customs with you. Remember that it’s not a swimming spot. You can dip your body half inside the ponds. According to Doctors, some skin diseases terminate by those kinds of showers.

6. Tikhedhunga to Ulleri, Ghorepani to Poonhill, Chhomrong Khola to Sinuwa, and Deurali to ABC are more difficult trails during the ABC trek due to numerous steps and sharp uphill trails.

7. ABC is probably the closest base camp to the city. Within 3 to 4 days can reach Annapurna South Base Camp if they terminate the trails via Poonhill.

8. Very few lodges having a 25 to 30-person capacity is present. So, if you are willing to go for ABC trek in higher season or lower season advance booking from the company is better. Your guide book the accommodation in advance.

9. Do not expect private accommodation in higher elevations due to numerous trekkers on this route. Trekkers need to share a room with another trekker with same-sex like them. If you travel in a big group we can provide the big rooms only for your groups.

10. The beginning of the trails from Nayapul to Hile and the ending trails from Siwai to Nayapul are dusty due to new road construction. Consult with us to escape this route.

11. From Sinuwa to ABC and Tadapani have no local villagers due to those places inside the conservation area. Those places just have a few lodges for trekking purposes. Not allowed to make huge hotels due to pollution.

12. Three checkpoints in this trek in Chhomrong, Ghorepani, and Nayapul. So please confirm with your guide regarding the must-bring permits.

13. Annapurna Base Camp is not the Base Camp of Annapurna 1 climbers. Its Base camp of Annapurna South whereas Annapurna base camp of 1 needs to walk 6 hours from ABC. This trekking does not allow going to Base Camp of Annapurna 1.

 

If you too want such a stressless booking, connect with Mission Himalaya Treks. We suggest our valuable trekker's trek via Poonhill for better acclimatization and a view of another 8000m giant Himalaya named Dhaulagiri. Without including the arrival and departure, a total of 10 days itinerary is better to combo trek Ghorepani Poonhill and ABC.

From the TIMS card to the Annapurna Conservation Area Project Entry permit, we will arrange all the required Annapurna Base Camp Trek permits for you. Further, the cost of Annapurna Base Camp with us is much more reasonable. If you still have further queries, do email us at info@missionhimalayatreks.com.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek FAQ'S

Q. Annapurna Base Camp is located in which district?

Q. What is the apex point of the ABC trek?

Q. How long does it take to climb Annapurna south base camp summit?

Q. Is my trip a guaranteed departure?

Q. Do I need a guide and porter for the Annapurna Sanctuary trek?

Q. How much budget should I allocate to climb Annapurna?

Q. Is the hike to Annapurna Base Camp risky?

Q. Is it possible to see Everest from Annapurna?

Q. Is a sleeping bag required for ABC trekking?

Q. Has anyone died walking to Annapurna Base Camp trek?

Q. Are the Annapurna Base Camp trek, ABC trek and Annapurna Sanctuary trek actually the same?

Q. What about the accommodation in ABC-trek?

Q. Do I need a permit to explore ABC?

Q. Is there internet facilities while going ABC trek?

Q. For what should I pay an additional fee in ABC trek?

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Reviews
Jessie Cheung
Jessie Cheung
Hongkong, ChinaHumorous guide for ABC

Birendra is a caring and very experienced guide. He arranged everything for us in Nepal including transport and accommodation. He is very accurate on time management yet flexible on schedule when we wanted to change the plan during the trek. A humorous guy who gave us lots of fun during the trip! We had a cooking party at his house on the last day of our trip! I strongly recommend him to everyone traveling to Nepal. You can count on him without a doubt!

Helton Skys
Helton Skys
Beijing, ChinaMy vacation is much memorable

Trekking in Annapurna Base Camp with Mission Himalaya Treks was a really great time. I enjoyed it a lot. The price of Anapurna Base Camp Trekking with Mission Himalaya was affordable and the itinerary was also very comfortable. Thanks for making my vacation much memorable. Thank You Again.

Fion Chan
Fion Chan
Hongkong, Chinaprofessional support from Mission Himalaya Treks

Thanks a lot!!!!! To give me professional support from Mission Himalaya Treks and expeditions PVT Ltd. The pre-trip meeting with Birendra was excellent. My each and every question was answered clearly and easy understanding by Birendra. My guide and porter are professionally trained. I trust each and everyday plan of this company was excellent to the travelers who travel high altitude. For the future trekking and travel activities, I fully support and recommend all of you to join Mission Himalaya Treks and Expeditions for you each and every tour packages of Nepal. Lifetime Thanks Mission Himalaya!!!!!!

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