Annapurna Base Camp Trek, an exotic trek into the lap of mighty Mt Annapurna (8091m) the 10th highest peak of the world is one of the most popular trekking trail of Nepal. This fascinating trekking trail flourished with delighted natural scenery, ancient religious shrines and monasteries, lush green forest and entire wilderness of cultural and natural beauty. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a classic journey into the snow-covered wilderness of Annapurna region. Upon this trek you will be blessed with mighty and wonderful landscape scenery that lies into the tranquility of the Himalayas. This delighted trek is famous for those who seek to enjoy the cultural and natural sightseeing into Nepal.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek starts with a scenic drive from Kathmandu (1360m) valley all the way to the paradise city Pokhara (900m). Pokhara the lake city of Nepal is flourished with natural and religious beauty. We then ascend our trek trekking for 5-6hours a day all the way to the lap of Mt Annapurna. Our trekking trail passes through some of the most popular sightseeing and cultural villages such as Ghorepani (2800m), Himalaya view point of PoonHill (3210m), lush green forest flourished with Rhodendron and oak, deepest George of Kaligandaki, and entire settlement of Gurung and Tamang people. Explore the most scenic serene of Annapurna region and its exotic snow covered wilderness.

Day 01:Drive from Kathmandu(1400m) to Pokhara(850m)

Duration of time:7-8 hours

Through the Prithvi highway, you will go to Pokhara by drive after your morning breakfast.On the way, you can see scenes of western Himalayas. You can admire the extraordinary rocky hills, rivers. You will stop at Kurintar for a cup of tea where you can see Cable cars sliding up and down to Manakamana. After reaching Pokhara you can view Fewa lake, Davis falls, Mahendra Cave, and other important landmarks of Pokhara city. If you are interested you can also view World Peace Pagoda.

Overnight at lodge in Pokhara

Day 02:Drive to Nayapul(1070m) and trek to Tikhedhunga(1480m)

Duration of time:3-4 hours

Today morning, you will have breakfast and you will drive to reach Nayapul along the dusty and zigzag route.It takes almost one and a half hours to reach there. After reaching there, you will start your trek to Tikhedhunga. Birethanti also comes on your way. For lunch you will reach Lumle. On the way, a large riverside village is located at the point of Modi and Bhurungdi stream. You will observe the beautiful farming lands. Finally you will reach Tikhe Danda.

Overnight at lodge in Tikhedhunga

Day 03:Tikhedhunga(1480m) to Ghorepani(2874m)

Duration of time:6-7 hours

Early morning, after having breakfast you will trek to reach Ghorepani. You need to cross the metal’s suspension bridge and you will climb to the large Gurung village named Ulleri(2070m). Then you will ascend towards the beautiful rhododendron and oak forest.Then you will reach the small village named Banthanti(2250m). Walking slowly and steadily takes you to Ghorepani. The awesome views of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Annapurna are seen from Upper Ghorepani(Deurali).  

Overnight at lodge in Upper Ghorepani

Day 04:Hike to Poonhill(3210m) and trek to Tadapani(2610m)

Duration of time:6-7 hours

Early in the morning, you will start your hiking to Poon Hill for the fascinating sunrise views. You will make a pre-down 45 minutes hike through rhododendron forests. From this viewpoint, sunrise can be seen clearly which will beautify the start of your trek. The panoramic view includes Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri range. After one hour on this spot, you will come down to Ghorepani and trek towards Tadapani where you reach Deurali in between.

Overnight at lodge in Tadapani

Day 05:Tadapani(2610m) to Sinuwa(2100m)

Duration of time:6-7 hours

From Tadapani, you will be descending in the direction of Sinuwa. Exploring the beauty of rhododendron and pine forests, you will reach Gurung village where you can meet friendly locals. Then following an easy trail, you proceed towards Chhomrung from where you will be ascending toward Sinuwa after lunch.

Overnight at lodge in Sinuwa

Day 06:Sinuwa(2100m) to Deurali(3200m)

Duration of time:7 hours

On this day, you will hike to Deurali from Sinuwa. On the way to Deurali, you will pass through Bamboo, Dovan and many splendid himalayans. You can also see a little view of Annapurna which you are gonna trek on another day.

Overnight at lodge in Himalayan Hotel

Day 07:Deurali(3200m) to Annapurna Base Camp(4130m)

Duration of time:5-6 hours

Today, you will finally be reaching Annapurna Base Camp which you were longing for. You start your trek early in the morning as you have to cross the avalanche areas before noon. You will reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp after 1 hour of your departure from the avalanche areas. Then you will arrive at Annapurna Base Camp after 2 hours. You can explore and capture the breathtaking views of the mountains. 

Overnight in Annapurna Base Camp

Day 08:Annapurna Base Camp(4130m) to Bamboo(2310m)

Duration of time:6-7 hours

You will spend some unforgettable time with the mountains, and You will go down to beautiful Bamboo. To reach the Bamboo you should walk 6 hrs. You will return through the same way. You will be descending 1700m walking along Modi khola till you reach Bamboo. After reaching your destination, you can go for a short walk to visit the place. 

Overnight at lodge in Bamboo

Day 09:Bamboo(2310m) to Jhinu Danda(1700m)

Duration of time:5-6 hours

You will get up in the morning and start your hike to reach  Jhinu Danda. You will move uphill to Kuldi Ghar and to Sinuwa from there. You will be following stone steps to reach Upper Chhomorong. Then you will go through the steep trial to Jhinu Danda. You will be enjoying yourself in the natural hot spring 20 minutes away from Jhinu Danda.

Overnight at lodge in Jhinu Danda

Day 10:Jhinu Danda(1700m) to Pothana(1890m)

Duration of time:6-7 hours

In the height of 2100 Pothana lies. It contains numerous splendid mountains and hills, and to reach the scenic village of Pothana you should walk around 6 hrs. By reaching Pothana you can explore traditional villages or you can watch the sunset in the mountains.

Overnight at lodge in Pothana

Day 11:Trek down to Phedi() from Pothana(1890m) and drive to Pokhara(850m)

Duration of time:4 hours

You will walk 2 hrs down to reach Phedi. It lies at the altitude of 1500m on average. You will not see snow in the mountains when you hike down to Phedi. By reaching  our destination , you will have a short break and drive to the lake of Pokhara.

Overnight at lodge in Pokhara

Day 12:Drive to Kathmandu(1400m) from Pokhara(850m)

Duration of time:3-4 hours

After having breakfast in the morning you will travel towards Prithvi Highway which is your last drive to reach the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. Then, at last you can roam around the city and buy gifts to take back home.

The Trip cost will vary depending on the Group Size, Duration of days and Services required. Please contact us via our website with your details to obtain a Quote.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pickup after arrival in Kathmandu on request
  • All Land Transportation
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (B L D) including Tea or coffee
  • Accommodation on Tea House ( Lodge ) or provided Tents during the trek as mentioned in the trek type
  • High Experienced Government Licensed Guide and Necessary porter during the trek.
  • All Government local Taxes
  • Annapurna National park Fees
  • TIMS card ( Trekkers Information Management System)
  •  First Aid kit,
  • General equipment for Porter except normal Trekking
  • Guide and porter salary
  • All Filed Staff insurance during the trekking and extra services according to the guest as per demand.

Cost Excludes

  • Trekking Equipment
  • Any Type of Personal Expenses such as Alcoholic Beverages, Phone Bills and Laundry
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance
  • Trip Cancellation Cost
  • Accident or Health Issues
  • Loss Theft or Damage of Personal Properties(We advice you to take out Personal Travel Insurance)
  • Tips and Gratuities

Accommodation

We will be accommodated in star hotel or similar in Kathmandu and Pokhara; and teahouse during the trek. All the accommodation are offered on twin-shared basis. Single accommodation can be provided on request and will cost an additional charge. The charge depends on the hotel you are staying.

Private rooms are readily available in Kathmandu, Pokhara and the trekking region, except in high altitudes where there will be just dormitories. Usually there are no heaters in teahouse; they provide warm blanket. You can bring sleeping bag with extra liner for more comfort and warm. There is normally on electricity connection in the rooms unless the village has hydroelectric powers. The rooms and dining halls are connected with solar lighting. Most teahouses now have source of power to charge small appliances – mobile phones and cameras.

Meals

During Annapurna Base Camp Trek, we get to taste authentic Nepalese cuisine and as well as the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.) but the choice of foods are limited. We provide the “Breakfast & Dinner” from the teahouse or lodge where we will be spending overnight and lunch will be served on the way to next destination.

We also offer welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu. All the meals (B, L, D) will be provided during the trek but only the breakfast will be served in Kathmandu and Pokhara (except for welcome and farewell dinner).

Drinking Water

Crown Himalaya Trek offers Chlorine/Iodine treated water during the trek. All the teahouses provide mineral water and boiled water for trekkers on additional charge. We suggest you not to buy mineral water or bottled water while on the trek as plastic bottles are difficult to dispose- off.

What to bring

Firstly, you need to carry some documents to purchase Annapurna conservation permit (ACAP) and TIMS. Passport size phots and valid passport are required for ACAP. For ABC trek, you have to bring hiking boots, trousers, wind and water proof jacket and trousers, down jacket, sun glasses, hat, flash light, water bottle, refillable water and positive attitude. As it is difficult to find the charging port in high mountains, you need to bring back-up for your camera and mobile phones. Crown Himalaya Treks will arrange comprehensive medical kit for the trekkers.

This is very physical trip, meaning you will be walking on rough terrain, so pack as lightly as possible. Crown Himalaya Trek provide an experienced porter on (2 trekkers: 1 porter) basis. Your trekking gear will be carried by the porter in a duffel bag; the maximum of 15 kgs are carried by porters – 30 kgs by 2 porters. You can stock your unnecessary luggage in Kathmandu on absolutely free of cost.

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness is the unusual physical condition that occurs at higher elevation (more than 2,000m) due to change in air pressures. The symptoms are nausea, diarrhea, dizziness and loss of appetite that may lead to fatal conditions.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary offered by Crown Himalaya Treks offers ample time to acclimatize and rest. We walk on slow pace; taking proper rest which lets your body acclimatize well. We ensure our “trekkers” zero risk of altitude threat.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

ABC trek is a moderate trek perfect for passionate hikers with the ability to walk at least 5 – 7 hours on mountain terrain with a light rucksack. With excellent physical condition, positive attitude, self-confidence and strong determination, anyone regardless of size and age can accomplish the trek successfully.

We suggest you to engage on physical training for few weeks prior the trip to boost your strength, stamina and confidence. Cardio, swimming, running and leg exercise are few recommended physical training to prepare yourself for the trek. Previous trekking experience is always an asset but not mandatory. And no technical skills are required as well.

Trekkers with pre-existing medical conditions like heart, lung and blood diseases are suggested to consult their doctor prior the trip.

Best Time to Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is possible to conduct throughout the year but autumn (Sept to Nov) and spring (March – May) are considered as the best time of the year for the trek. If you want to avoid the traffic, you can enjoy the trek during winter (Dec, Jan and Feb). However, the extremely cold temperature and frequent snow-fall might distract the trek. Trekking in summer or Monsoon seasons (June – August) are full of rain; which might invite the risk of landslide and flood. But the rainy season could be paradise for keen botanist.

Route Map

Crown Himalaya Treks will provide the complementary route map and T-shirt for the trekkers.


Trip Facts

Duration12 Days

Best MonthOct, Nov, March, April

Group Size1-15 persons

Max. Elevation4,130 m

GradeEasy – Moderate

Trek StyleTea House/Camping

Walk Per Day5-6 hours

MealsBreakfast in Kathmandu and all meals(B L D) during the trek

AccommodationSimple lodge to 5 star hotels in cities but in trekking only simple lodge available

TransportCar, Jeep Van, Land Cruiser, Bus/Flight

Departure FromKathmandu

Arrival InKathmandu