Annapurna Base Camp Trek – Trip Overview
Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) is one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal. Lying in Nepal’s most popular region, Annapurna Region, the base camp is situated at an altitude of 4,130 meters. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a short and comforting trek in comparison to other higher elevation treks, offering lots of opportunities for exploring, experiencing, and enjoying, the mystical world of the Himalayas.
After you arrive in Kathmandu, you will be driven to Pokhara and then to Nayapul. From Nayapul, your trek begins passing through Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, Poon Hill, Tadapani, Chhomrong, Himalayan Hotel, Macchapuchhre Base Camp (MBC), and then you finally reach Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). After this, you trek down to Bamboo, Jhinu Danda until finally reaching Nayapul from where you will be driven to Pokhara and then to Kathmandu. The whole trek is completed within 13 days. The trekking trail takes you through the beautiful Rhododendron forests, native Gurung villages, diverse flora and fauna, higher elevated wondering landscapes with amazing views of Annapurna Range and cascading waterfalls. You can capture 360-degree views of Annapurna ranges, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, and Macchapuchhre from the base camp of the peak.
ABC Trek provides a tour of picturesque landscape. The trail to Annapurna Base Camp Trek also passes through the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) which is a rich storehouse of Himalayan biodiversity. Along the ABC Trek trails, you will encounter a mix of ethnic groups, especially the Gurung. Likewise, in this trek, you get to cover not one but two base camps at the cost of one. Passing MBC and ABC makes for an absolutely rare experience.
February to Mid-June and September to November are the best time for this trek, although the trek can be done any time of the year. You will need two types of permits to undertake this trek which is the Trekkers’ Information Management Systems (TIMS) and ACAP Permit. TIMS cost USD 20 per person for individual tourists and USD 10 per person if group trekking. ACAP permit cost USD 30 per person. This is a moderate grade trek so as long as you are a reasonable fit, a person without prior experience can also tackle the trek.
Himalayan Adventure Treks will provide necessary guidelines about major factors about this trip for making your journey adventurous. We will manage the necessary porters and guides for you for more exploration. You don’t have to worry about any logistical hassle because we take care of it all.
- The ABC Trek takes you close to the Annapurna Massif consisting of 30 peaks. This also includes the 10th highest mountain in the world, Annapurna I (8,091 m/ 26,545 ft).
- A chance to walk past the largest rhododendron forests in Nepal and the Annapurna Conservation Area Project, a rich storehouse of Himalayan biodiversity.
- A chance to encounter a mix of ethnic groups especially, the Gurung ethnic groups.
- Relatively less costly trip despite the amazing experience.
- A chance to cover two base camps at the cost of one – the Annapurna Base Camp and Macchapuchhre Base Camp.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek – Outline Itinerary:
Day 01 – Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m). Overnight at a Hotel.
Day 02– Drive to Pokhara in a tourist bus (827m) – 6/7-hour drive
Day 03 –Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m) 2-hour drive, 4/5-hour hike
Day 04 – Trek to Ghorepani (2874m) – 5/6 hours
Day 05 – Hike to Poon Hill (3210m) and Trek to Tadapani (2590m) – 6/7 hours
Day 06 – Trek to Chhomrong (2210m) – 5/6 hour
Day 07 – Trek to Himalaya Hotel (2600 m) – 6/7 hour
Day 08 –Trek to ABC through MBC (4130m) – 5/6 hour
Day 09 – Trek to Bamboo (2340m) – 5/6 hour
Day 10 – Trek to Jhinu Danda (1780m) – 5/6 hour
Day 11 – Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara (827m) – 3-hour hike/ 2-hour drive
Day 12 – Drive to Kathmandu (1400m) – 6/7 hour
Day 13 – Departure from Kathmandu (1400m)
We will be staying at Tourist standard hotels in Pokhara and Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek. All accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. And Single supplement will be served on request and will have an additional cost. We will have rooms with attached washrooms in most parts of the trek but according to place it can be afforded. In higher elevations, single rooms are not available like in Kathmandu and the lower elevation regions but Himalayan Adventure Nepal will do our best for your happiness.
All meals will be served during hiking, while Kathmandu and Pokhara only offer breakfast. The hotel will also offer a welcome and farewell dinner. The most common dishes on most menus are Nepalese, Tibetan, Indian and the most common Continental.
Can I accomplish this trek?
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek suitable for trekkers who can walk at least 6-7 hours a day with a light backpack. You do not have any technical skill except your perfect physical health. To accomplish this trek you need to have basic good health, However, it is always best to start jogging and exercising regularly at least a month before commencing the actual trek. If you have any disease please kindly inform to Himalayan Adventure Nepal.
Best Time to Travel
Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and spring (March to May) are the best seasons for this trek. If you have some other time than this we can customize and make the trip viable.
Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. If you have some query please directly call us at any time. Your happiness is our success.
- Group Size1-15(Customize your Trip on Request)
- DestinationKathmandu, Nepal
- Max Altitude4,130 m/13,550 ft
- MealsFull Board During Trek
- AccommodationTourist Standard & Tea House on Trek
- Trip StyleLodge Trek
- ActivitySightseeing and Trekking
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- Sunscreen and face lotion with SPF.
- Night time Moisturizer/Lotion.
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