Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Trip Facts

  • Destination:Nepal, Annapurna Region
  • Trip Grade:Moderate
  • Max Elevation:4200 m
  • Total Duration:7 to 12 days
  • Best Time:All through the year
  • Group Size:2-20

Imagine this – Gigantic Mountains standing all around you; luring you to touch them and daring you to explore them.

Background – Annapurna Base Camp Trek 

Annapurna Base Camp Trek commonly known as ABC trek brings this imagination of yours to reality. On the route to ABC, you will surely have this airy feeling of being watched over the shoulders by peeping magnificent mountains that play hide and seek along the trail. While in the base camp itself, you will find yourself surrounded in unison by the ring of mountains which include Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli and popular Machchapuchhre Mountains which are all over 7000 m.

ABC trekking is the best trekking trail in the continent if not in the whole world with a beautiful environment, various panoramic Himalayan ranges perfectly blending with some of the indigenous people, their culture, ancient heritage, myths, and festivals. Trekking through the lowland villages and mountain communities will expose you to the variety of different cultures of the Gurung, Magars, Manangi, Thakali people and other local ethnic groups.

Your journey to the Annapurna Base camp starts from either Phedi or Nayapul which is an hour’s drive away from another tourist destination Pokhara.

Annapurna base camp trek

Annapurna base camp trekking is one of the adjacent routes to great Annapurna circuit, thus you have numerous options of a route based on the duration of your plan and stay in Nepal. The trekking duration can be as short as 7 days for Annapurna base camp to 3 weeks package for a whole Annapurna circuit trekking.

Also Explore About Annapurna Circuit Trek , which is another popular circuit trek in Nepal.

annapurna base camp trek

Are There Any Possibilities of Customizable Package for Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Of course, there is a customizable package for Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Please kindly Email if you have your own customized plan for this trek. First of all, we need to analyze your requirements and the feasibility of the plans, then we can give the surety about the custom package.  We are always willing to serve you. Give us a chance to make this trip of Annapurna Base Camp Trek memorable together. Please feel free to contact us for this exciting adventurous trek to Annapurna Base Camp.

 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara drive by Bus- 6 hrs
  • Day 03: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhe Dhunga(1495m.)
  • Day 04: Tikhedunga to Ghorepani Trek (2860m.)- 6 hrs.
  • Day 05: Ghorepani to Tadapani Trek (2520m.) 6-7 hrs.
  • Day 06: Tadapani to Chhomrong Trek (2020m.)
  • Day 07: Chhomrong to Himalaya Hotel Trek (2850m.)- 6 hrs.
  • Day 08: Himalaya Hotel to MBC Trek (3700m.)
  • Day 09: MBC to Annapurna Base Camp trek (4130m.)
  • Day 10: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo Trek (2300m.) 6hrs.
  • Day 11: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda Trek (1780m.) 5 hrs.
  • Day 12: Jhinu Danda to Nayapul Trek and drive back to Pokhara
  • Day13: Drive back to Kathmandu
  • Day 14: Departure Day
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Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Welcome to the country of Mt. Everest! As you arrive in Tribhuvan International Airport, our representatives will receive you and transfer to the hotel which you have booked in Kathmandu. Hotel staffs will complete check in and manage for your accommodation. We organize welcome dinner in the hotel in the evening with our team.

Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara drive by Bus- 6 hrs

After breakfast, we leave Kathmandu and drive to Pokhara through Prithivi Highway. On the way, we enjoy the overwhelming view of rocky hills while going along the river. The road is smooth but traffic jam may disturb. We stop in Kurintar for a cup of tea from where we view the Cable-car’s sliding up and down to Manakamana. If time remains, you will visit important places of Pokhara city. Fewa Lake, Mahendra Cave, Davis Falls, Gorge of Seti River under Mahendrapul and many other places are there to visit in Pokhara. Night stay in a hotel in Pokhara city.

Day 03: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhe Dhunga(1495m.)

Today, after having breakfast in Pokhara we drive for an hour to Naya Pul. Our trekking starts from the same spot. We walk for 3-4 hours to reach Tikhe Dhunga. The trail is not difficult though we have to climb. You can visit other trekkers ascending to the altitude. The journey is entertaining enough. A lot of picturesque views inspire you to click your camera during your trek. We stay in Tikhe Dhunga in a guest house.

Day 04: Tikhedunga to Ghorepani Trek (2860m.)- 6 hrs.

This day trekking trail is slightly uphill to Ghorepani. The astonishing view of high Himalayas and beautiful landscape gives pleasant experience while following the trail. We pass through some settlements and terraced fields. We stay in a lodge at Ghorepani.

Day 05: Ghorepani to Tadapani Trek (2520m.) 6-7 hrs.

On this day, we trek for more than 6 hours to reach Tadapani. We pass through a forest and continue along the river side. You can hike to Poonhill to get the photographic scenes of natural landscape. The mountains are seen glowing while walking through the route to Tadapani. We stay overnight in a lodge in Tadapani.

Day 06: Tadapani to Chhomrong Trek (2020m.)

On this day, we walk descending to Kemrung Stream. After crossing the forest of rhododendron we walk towards Chhomrong across Gurung village. Chhomrong warmly offers us the close-up view of Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Mt. Annapurna, Virgin Peak and Hiunchuli. You can explore Chhomrong area stay in a lodge overnight.

Day 07: Chhomrong to Himalaya Hotel Trek (2850m.)- 6 hrs.

This day trekking trail follows Chhomrong River and ascends for some elevation. On the route, we cross through rhododendron forest and reach Dovan. The picturesque view of the natural beauty follows us while we trek. Remaining afternoon and the evening is to wander around Dovan. We spend a night in Himalaya Hotel. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 08: Himalaya Hotel to MBC Trek (3700m.)

This day trekking trail heads to Machhapuchhre Base Camp. The route is pleasant with the views of the photographic scene of the landscape and snow-capped mountains. It is about 6 hours walk to reach the destination but we can preserve time if we increase our speed. We stay overnight at lodge in MBC.

Day 09: MBC to Annapurna Base Camp trek (4130m.)

After having hot breakfast, the trekking trail continues to Annapurna Base Camp. The area is known as Annapurna Sanctuary which is covered with lofty mountains. The area gives an astonishing view of Annapurna I, Annapurna South and Barah Shikhar. We spend night in a guest house dined with potato soup and traditional Gurung bread which is specially for preventing from effects of cold. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 10: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo Trek (2300m.) 6hrs.

This day trek is retrieve back from Annapurna Base camp to Bamboo. Annapurna South and high Himalayan peaks tries to pull back to base camp where you feel heavenly intoxicated with the beauty of nature. Pleasant walking through forests and passing some villages provide chances to explore the area. We stay overnight in a guest house in Bamboo.

Day 11: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda Trek (1780m.) 5 hrs.

On this day, we trek Jhinu Danda. The trekking is descending from Jhinu Danda with the pleasant walk enjoying the scenic beauty. We reach at Jhinu Dada and explore the surrounding area. The panoramic views are impressive from the hill especially sunset views are lovely. We stay overnight in a guest house in Jhinu Danda.

Day 12: Jhinu Danda to Nayapul Trek and drive back to Pokhara

This is the final day of our trekking. We trek to Nayapul from Jhinu Danda and end our trek there. We drive back to Pokhara and explore the beauty of it. You can climb to Sarangkot hill which is famous for adventurous paragliding sport. Explore Pokhara City and overnight stay in a hotel.

Day13: Drive back to Kathmandu

After breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu. You will be transferred to hotel where you either have leisure time or you may catch the last moments exploring the missed sights. There are opportunities of shopping for gifts to your nearest ones. In the evening, we have a celebration dinner together.

Day 14: Departure Day

As it is the last day, we have to bid goodbye to the guest as visit in Nepal comes to the end for this time. If you have time enough, you can have sightseeing and purchasing the token of love from Nepal. Before 3 hours of scheduled flight, our representatives will take you to the TIA. We hope you will be planning for another adventure-trip while you are on returning back to your homeland. You can extend your Nepal stay if you have time and money too. 

  1.  Airport pick and drop.
  2. All meals during trek (not in city).
  3. Accommodation during trek (local lodge)
  4. Trekking permits.
  5. English speaking local expert guide, porters.
  6. National park fees.
  7. Trekkers' Information Management System fees (TIMS Card).
  8. Transportation .
  9. Equipment clothing for porter & staffs.
  10. Insurance for all staff & porters.
  1. Nepal visa
  2. Lunch & dinner during the stay in the hotel.
  3. Hot shower battery charges.
  4. Personal expenses (e.g. phone calls, laundry, alcohol, soft drinks, bottled water, souvenirs, etc).
  5. Tips for the staffs because this is the sign of the guest happiness.
  6. Extra baggage charges.
  7. Personal gears & clothing (available on hire).
  8. Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason, table drinks, snacks while walking.
  9. Your Travel insurance.
  10. Emergency evacuation charges, if required.

★★★ NOTICE ★★★
★ The given itinerary is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. This trekking can be modified according to your time and needs. Trekking price will be according to Deluxe, Standard, Budget and Group size so if you provide details about it we will be pleased. please fell free to asked .★

You can choose your dates at the time of booking. Thanks!

Reliable and responsible trekking company and Guide 

Feb. 19, 2011.

To Whom it may concern,

Having trekked in Nepal on several occasions and used the guiding services of Machendra Tamang,  form the SAN TREKKING we wish to recommend him to prospective clients. Machendra's vast experience, professionalism, knowledge, familiarity with the region and his care for his clients is exceptional.

Trekking in Nepal is always something of a spiritual journey for us, but it is made even more special by experiencing the genuine friendship and companionship Machendra shared with us. We encourage prospective clients to utilize his services and ensure continuing employment for him. We believe that your enjoyment of Nepal will be maximized if Machendra is your guide.

On our most recent trek, our small group of four also used the services of Machendra's brother Changba and brother-in-law Kimba. Both of these porters were delightfully cheerful company who voluntarily attended to our every need.

On our latest trek in the Solu Khumbu, we travelled in a clockwise direction from Lukla to Namchee, Thame, across the Renjo La, Gokyo, across the Cho La, Dhzongla, Gorak Shep (Kalla Patthar and EBC), Dinboche to Lukla with many side trips while acclimatizing. This involved crossing a number of high passes and peaks between 5 000 and 6 000 metres. However, Machendra's careful planning ensured excellent acclimatization where no-one experienced even a minor headache. Machendra is highly attuned to the abilities of clients and balances that with the altitude to tailor a sensible pace and ensure everyone's safety. This includes carrying a client's pack if they are struggling on a particular day.

If necessary, Machendra will organize everything including internal flights, permits, accommodation, side tours, visas, etc, and he does so without any commission. He is a highly principled man whose honesty and integrity are beyond question. He has a great depth of character and an absolutely delightful nature and his wonderful sense of humour is another bonus. His dignity and sensitivity is displayed in a quiet, caring manner while he goes about the business of guiding, communicating and negotiating, always in a very unobtrusive manner. Everything on the trek works smoothly because of the efficiency and diplomacy that characterizes him.

Machendra is especially alert, observant and attentive to your condition and he shows a genuine, heartfelt concern for your comfort and welfare. Always, he ensured our needs (meals, lodging, warmth, security, etc.) were met first before he attended to his own. Nothing was too much trouble for him and he communicated his ideas readily and showed flexibility in discussing alternative agendas as they arose. Machendra is an experienced cook and if lodges are busy at meal times, he also cooks excellent meals.

It was a privilege for us to once again enjoy the genuine friendship and sincerity Machendra so readily established with us. Because of his forthright honesty and integrity, we developed a very strong attachment and respect for him. He is an absolute credit to the Trekking Industry of Nepal and we recommend him to you most highly. Without a doubt, when next we visit Nepal, we will ensure that Machendra is our guide.

Thank you again Machendra, for your friendship, efficiency and care. The trek was wonderful but your company added to the enjoyment and the grate memories of Nepal.

Best wishes,

Your Friends,

Everest View Trek
Peter & Kim Cook,
Australia

Best Trekking Guide & Agency Ever.

 From the SAN TREKKING  agency Narayan took me on a fabulous trek in the hills of central Nepal; "off the beaten track" is an understatement. Everything about it was wonderful, the accomadations, food, but most of all the people in this idyllic place. I found Narayan to be very knowledgable, friendly, capable, and he also speaks very good English. If you want guide you can rest assured to be trustworthy, you will not go wrong with Narayan. When I go back to Nepal he will definately be the guide that I will look up.

Dean Engle ,
Hawaii, U S A

Very Knowledgeable, Enthusiastic and Experienced guide

Narayan Pandey is a very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and experienced guide. If you're looking for a personal guide or a guide for your group to the Himalaya mountains of Nepal then you can not do any better than this man. Narayan Pandey with SAN TREKKING.
 
Tracey-Quinn
Tracey Quinn,
Sydney, Australia

Very Experienced Guide

I would like to recommend Narayan, a travel and mountain guide in Nepal, with who I had the chance to travel, had a great experience and after the years has become a good friend to me.

He is definitely someone you can trust with, I still remember coming out of Kathmandu airport the first time in 2011, and he was there waiting for me and treated me very nicely. I did touring in the city and a trekking in Nagarkot. And back in 2018 also did city touring.
He guides both in the cities as in the mountain doing trekking. He is also very knowledgeable, very intelligent and looks after his travellers.

Definitely a high asset for your trip.

Thank you Narayan

Gracias
 
Yaiza Ibañez,
Barcelona, Spain

Beautiful country, great people, an amazing experience!

Spent about a month in Nepal last year with San trekking. It was such a beautiful experience. Trekking in Pokhara in the Annapurna region and mountain flight was just out of this world. Their team took great care of us. Beautiful country, great people, an amazing experience!

John Smith,
United Kingdom

What a wonderful journey it was!

San Trekking provided us with a amazing trekking experience. Narayan took care of our each and every need. Their concern for our health, safety and well being was a credit to the company. I highly recommend this team for your next travel tour in Nepal. Cheers!

George Clooney,
Paris, France

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