Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the finest trekking on the earth. The fascinating trekking to the foothills of tenth highest mountain offers to collect the dramatic views of Himalayas. The inclusion of visiting the Gurung villages enables to get to know about the local life of the people in the Annapurna.
Tatopani (Natural Hot Spring) is another attraction of Annapurna Base Camp Trek. And most promisingly, Poon Hill– the best sunrise view point adds the fun and excitement on Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek FAQs
What is the best time to visit Annapurna Base Camp?
The best seasons to trek to Annapurna Base Camp are Spring (March to May) and Autumn (Mid- September to Mid-November) are the best months. Among them, the months of April and October are considered as the perfect months.
How high will I get during Annapurna Base Camp Trek?
The maximum altitude a trekker gets during Annapurna Base Camp is at 4,130 meters above the sea level.
What are the teahouses conditions on Annapurna Base Camp Trek route?
The teahouses on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek routes are great with good rooms, warm blankets, hot shower, WIFI and the electricity to charge the gadgets.
Do I need to pay for WIFI, hot water, hot shower and electricity for charging the gadgets during ABC Trek?
Yes, trekkers need to pay to use WIFI (US$ 2- US$ 5- Unlimited), Hot water (US$ 1- US$ 3 per liter), Hot shower (US$ 5- US$ 8 per shower) and electricity (US$ 2- US$ 5 to full charge a gadget).
How fit should I be to complete Annapurna Base Camp Trek or what should I do before go ABC Trek?
Annapurna Base Camp is comparatively easy trekking trail. Although, you need to able to walk 5-6 hours per day. And it is always better to do some workout, and training before going for Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Also, it is better to do some hiking as well.
Do I need to get the travel insurance for Annapurna Base Camp Trek?
Yes, we recommend trekkers to do insurance before coming for Annapurna Base Camp Trek, for the emergency cases.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary
Day 01 :Arrival in Kathmandu (1,334m) (Dinner Included)
As you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, a Visit Heaven Trek representative will be there for your warm welcome and will escort to your hotel. In the evening, you will have a welcome dinner with our staff in one of the typical Nepali restaurants at Thamel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02:Kathmandu Sightseeing (1,334m.) (Breakfast Included)
Take your breakfast and get ready for a guided full day sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley. The sightseeing program is focused on introducing some highlights of UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kathmandu such as Kathmandu Durbar square, Swoyambhunath ,also known as “Monkey Temple”, Pashupatinath –temple of Lord Shiva and Bouddhanath; a Buddhist place.
Day 03:Drive to Pokhara(820m.) (Breakfast Included)
Early morning we drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara following Trishuli River (200 Km.) which takes 6 hours approx. Pokhara is the starting and ending point of our trekking where we can find many shops, pubs, bars, and restaurant nearby the famous lakes. We will stay overnight in Pokhara.
Day 04:Pokhara to Tikhedhunga( 1,577m.) (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
After breakfast, we take a private vehicle and drive to Nayapul (1 hrs). From Nayapul, our walk kicks off and head towards Tikhedhunga. With 4 hours ascending from Nayapul we will reach to today overnight place Tikhedhunga. Overnight at a teahouse.
Day 05:Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,750m.) (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Day to trek a wonderful village Ghorepani. We resume our trekking from Tikhedhunga and slowly take a ascend trail through Rhododendron forest (National flower of Nepal) and take us to Ghorepani. Overnight in Ghorepani.
Day 06: Visit Poon Hill (3,210m.) and Trek to Tadapani (2,630m.) (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Before breakfast, we walk up to Poon Hill; a famous view point of Nepal; which offers a stunning sunrise view with picturesque views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains. Then we descend down to Ghorepani where we take our breakfast. After breakfast, our trail descends then ascends, with 7 hours walk from Ghorepani, we reach Tadapani. Overnight.
Day 07:Tadapani to Chhomrong (2,170m.) (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Our the trail from Tadapani first ascends through rhododendron forest (national flower of Nepal) then descends which leads us to Chhomrong; a beautiful Gurung settlement on the lap of Annapurna. Chhomrong offers scenic views of Annapurna South, Fishtail and Hiuchuli. Stay overnight in Chhomrung and enjoy the local hospitality.
Day 08: Chhomrung to Himalaya (2,920m.) (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
We take breakfast and start our today’s trekking from Chhomrung to Himalaya. The trail first descends to Chomrong Khola, after crossing Chomrong Khola we trek through rhododendron forest and pass a seasonal settlement of Sinuwa. Then we trek to Himalaya via Bamboo and deep gorge. Overnight in Himalaya. (7 hrs approx.)
Day 09: Himalaya to Machhapuchre Base Camp (3,700m.) to Annapurna Base Camp (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Today we take early breakfast, we resume our walk from Himalaya and take a steep up trail to Machhapuchre Base Camp; gateway of the Sanctuary through Hinku Cave. It takes approximately five hours to reach Machhapuchre Base Camp (3,700m.) from Himalaya. From Machhapuchre Base Camp we can enjoy awe-inspiring views of Annapurna III (7,555m.) Hiuchuli and Machhapuchre itself.
From Machhapuchre Base Camp, our trail ascent and gradually takes us to Annapurna Base Camp. ABC offers us the stunning views of majestic mountains like Machhapuchhre, Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other peaks and we can also watch and listen the Avalanches hurtling down nearby. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.
Day 10:Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2,310m.) (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
We wake early to catch the stunning sunrise view from ABC. After breakfast, we start walking downhill to Bamboo. This day we will walk seven to eight hours to reach Bamboo. Overnight in Bamboo.
Day 11:Trek to Jhinu Danda(1,760m.) from Bamboo (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Day to trek Jhinudanda; the hot spring place. Our trail follows the same trail until Chhomrung. From Chhomrung, we descend down to Jhinu Danda; overnight place of the day. In Jhinu Danda, you will have an opportunity to take a dip in natural hot springs. Overnight in Jhinu Danda.
Day 12: Jhinu Danda to Pokhara(820m.) (Breakfast, Lunch Included)
Last day of trekking, from Jhinu Danda we take the trail on the right side of Modi Khola; with four and half hours walk we reach Birethanti; a trail considered for a best and relaxing walk. Upon reaching Nayapul we take an hour drive to Pokhara (City of Lake). Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 13: Drive back Kathmandu (1,334m.) (Breakfast and Dinner Included)
Day to say goodbye Pokhara. We take our bus and drive back to Kathmandu. Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, your guide will help you to get to your hotel. The evening will for a farewell dinner with Visit Heaven Team.
Day 14: Fly back home (Breakfast Included)
Collecting all wonderful memories in Nepal, today is the day to fly back home. A Visit Heaven Trek representative will accompany you to Tribhuvan International Airport. See you soon in Nepal.
- Airport pick up and drop off by a private vehicle
- 3 Nights hotel in Kathmandu at 3-star category hotel with breakfast in twin sharing basis
- Kathmandu Valley sightseeing (Private vehicle and English-speaking guide)
- Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu transport by a tourist bus
- 2 Nights hotel in Pokhara at 3-star category hotel with breakfast in twin sharing basis
- Transportation (Pokhara to Nayapul and Nayapul to Pokhra) by private vehicle
- ACAP (Annapurna Conversation Area Permit) and TIMS Cards
- An experienced English-speaking guide and his all expenses including insurance during the trekking
- Porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers and carries 15kgs to 20 kgs) and their all expenses including insurance
- 12 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 10 Dinners (Full board basis during the trekking with 3 complimentary tea/coffee)
- 8 nights teahouse accommodation during the trekking in twin sharing basis
- Trekking route map
- Complimentary sleeping bags and down jackets
- First aid kit
- All the government and company service charges
- International airfare
- Travel Insurance
- Nepal visa fee
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara except complimentary dinners
- Personal expenses (WIFI, bar bills, laundries, electricity charges for the gadgets, hot shower, hot water etc)
- Tipping for guide(s), porter (s), driver(s)
- Anything does not include in the inclusion list.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Route Map
- 1 pair strong hiking boots/ sports shoes
- 1 medium rucksack/backpack
- 1 small day pack
- 1 sleeping bag (according to seasons)
- 1 inner sleeping sheet
- 1 down jacket/all weather Anorak
- 1 fleece/warm sweater
- 1 water and windproof jacket
- 2 pair lightweight trousers
- 1 pair shorts
- 2 long sleeves cotton or polypro
- 2 T-shirts /1 medium sized towel
- 1 water bottle-1 or 2 litre
- 1 torch/flashlight and spare batteries
- 2 pairs light socks
- 3 pairs heavy wool socks
- Underwear (including thermals)
- Cotton headscarf/bandana
- Warm hat/gloves (waterproof)
- Sunglasses and Sunhat
- Money Belt
- Water purification tablets/solution
- Sun block Cream(30-50)
- Personal toiletries
- Moleskin for blister
- Toilet paper
- Bio degradable soap/shampoo
- Any personal medication
- 3/4 plastic bags (for wrapping clothes)
Note: Due to the different seasons in Nepal, trekkers are requested to inquire before preparing equipment.