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Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 13 Days

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Facts About Trip

Duration: 13 days
Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu, lodge during trek
Height: 4130M
Best Season: Spring and Autumn
Grade: Moderate
Activity: Trekking, sightseeing
Transportation: Private Car, Tourist bus
Treks Type: Tea house
Group Size 1 - 14 person

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Overview

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes you through the stunning Annapurna mountain range in the Himalayas. It's a 13-day journey that's great for both new and experienced trekkers. You'll experience the diverse landscapes of Nepal, from lush rhododendron forests to alpine meadows and the incredible Annapurna Sanctuary.

The trek begins in Nayapul, a lovely village near Pokhara, and goes through traditional Gurung villages, giving you a glimpse into Hindu and Tibetan Buddhist cultures. You'll pass vibrant terraced fields and cozy teahouses, connecting you with the local way of life.

As you trek, the scenery changes a lot. You'll see the towering peaks of the Annapurna massif and reach the Machapuchare Base Camp, where you get breathtaking views of the iconic fishtail-shaped Machapuchare peak. The trek continues to Annapurna Base Camp at 4,130 meters (13,550 feet), surrounded by towering peaks, including Annapurna I, the 10th highest mountain globally.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is not just visually stunning; it's also a physical challenge. The trail has steep ups and downs, with some tough sections adding excitement to the adventure. But the amazing views and the sense of achievement at the base camp make every step worth it.

During the trek, you'll have the chance to meet local communities and learn about their customs. The Gurung people, who live in the region, are warm and hospitable, creating a friendly atmosphere. You'll also get to enjoy traditional Nepali cuisine in the teahouses, providing a taste of local flavors and the energy you need for the trek.

In summary, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a magical journey combining natural beauty, cultural experiences, and trekking adventure. It suits a variety of trekkers, allowing you to witness the grandeur of the Himalayas and immerse yourself in Nepalese culture. Whether you're an experienced trekker looking for a challenge or a first-timer on a Himalayan adventure, this trek promises an unforgettable experience and memories that will last a lifetime.

Highlights for the Annapurna Base Camp trek

  • Incredible sights of the Annapurna and Machapuchare mountains.
  • Learning and experiencing the culture of Gurung and Magar communities.
  • Finding lovely villages like Ghorepani and Chhomrong makes the trek even better, giving you a charming look into how the locals live.
  • Get to the center of the Annapurna region: Annapurna Base Camp.
  • Exciting helicopter ride for a cool bird's-eye view.
  • Save time with a fancy way to get back.
  • Lots of chances to take pictures of the scenery and wildlife.
  • Walk through different landscapes like colorful rhododendron forests, bamboo areas, and open meadows. Knowledgeable guides keep you safe and share cool facts about the culture.
  • Enjoy tasty food at the small hotels during the trek.
  • Watch a beautiful sunrise from Poon Hill, it's like seeing a big, all-around view.
     

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Difficulty and Best Seasons

Heading out on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is exciting, but it's important to know how tough it might be and when it's best to go. This trek is usually thought of as moderate, suitable for many trekkers, even if you're not super experienced. But there are still some challenges, so knowing about them helps you get ready.

During the trek, you'll come across different types of landscapes, from well-kept paths and stone steps to parts that are steep going up and down. You don't need to be a pro climber, but it's good to be reasonably fit. The trek gradually goes higher, helping your body get used to the altitude, but be ready for challenges as you climb higher. You'll be walking for a good few hours each day, and the weather can be a bit unpredictable, making your journey more adventurous.

Knowing the best times for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is crucial for a safe and enjoyable experience. The two main seasons for trekking are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). In spring, you'll see beautiful rhododendron flowers, clear skies, and nice temperatures, making it a visually stunning and comfortable time. Autumn has stable weather, great visibility, and amazing mountain views. These times are best because the weather is good, and the trekking difficulty is manageable.

During the monsoon season (June to August), there's heavy rainfall, making the trails slippery and bringing leeches. Visibility is also limited. Winter (December to February) has cold temperatures and the chance of snow, especially at higher places. The winter landscape is calm and beautiful, but trekking in the snow is less popular because it's more challenging.

No matter when you go, being well-prepared is crucial. Make sure you're physically fit, have the right gear, and take time to get used to the altitude. Keep an eye on weather forecasts and be ready for changes. Understanding how hard the trek is and the best times to go helps you get ready for this amazing journey through the Himalayas.

Check our Annapurna Base Camp Trek blog posted in travel blog for more information about the cost, season, gears and more. Our customized 12 days itinerary package allows you to experience and explore the Annapurna region in best possible way. We would like you to know that we are always flexible in terms of cost; feel free to contact us via email or call .

Here is the table outlining the daily itinerary for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek:

Day Trek Route Elevation (m) Elevation (ft) Distance (km) Duration (hours)
1 Arrival in Kathmandu - - - -
2 Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara valley - - - -
3 Trek to Tikhedhunga 1,570 5,150 9.6 4-5
4 Trek to Ghorepani 2,860 9,383 9.8 6-7
5 Poon Hill hike and trek to Tadapani 2,590 8,497 12.8 6-7
6 Trek to Sinuwa 2,340 7,677 8.5 5-6
7 Trek to Himalaya 2,920 9,580 10.8 6-7
8 Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 13,550 11.4 6-7
9 Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo 2,340 7,677 14.5 7-8
10 Trek to Jhinu Danda 1,780 5,840 10.2 5-6
11 Trek to Pokhara 820 2,690 10.8 5-6
12 Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu - - - -
13 Departure from Kathmandu - - - -

Please note that the table provides an overview of the daily itinerary, including the trek route, elevation (in meters and feet), approximate distance (in kilometers), and approximate duration (in hours) of each day's trek. The specific distance and duration information for each day are based on average trekking times and can vary depending on factors such as weather conditions and individual trekking pace. Always follow the guidance of your trekking agency or guide for the most accurate and updated information regarding the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Here , We have some other trekking in Annapurna Regoin Like Annapurna Circuit Trek ,Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek ,Khopra Ridge Trek ,Mardi Himal Trek etc.

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Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu

Food

Breakfast

Accomodation

Hotel

Elevation

1300

Welcome to Himalayan country of Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl. airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. After time to get refreshed, evening you'll meet and transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu and briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.

Day 2 : Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara valley

Food

Breakfast

Accomodation

Hotel

Elevation

823

Today early morning you have breakfast at hotel then drive by tourist bus to Pokhara through the beautiful Nepalese countryside to reach the Pokhara lakeside and transfer to the hotel and rest of the time explore the surrounding lakeside areas and overnight at hotel.

Day 3 : Trek to Tikhedhunga

Food

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accomodation

Lodge

Elevation

1480

Drive to Nayapul then trek to Tikhedhunga. Today is your first day trek. We can drive to Nayapul, it takes one and half hour drive from Pokhara. Nayapul is our trekking starting point. It is a nice and getle walk from the side of Modi Khola which is flow from Annapurna Base Camp. When we cross the bridge of Modi Khola after half an hour walk we can reach at Birethanti. There is a ACAP office, we need to register our trekking permit. The trail to Tikhedhunga gratual up, we can see the greenary, passages several villages like Lata Manang, Ramghai, Sudame and Hile. Today is pretty short day trek just about three hours and can reach at the destination at Tikhedhunga and stay over night at lodged.

Day 4 : Trek to Ghorepani

Food

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accomodation

Lodge

Elevation

2850

Today is our second day trek. It’s a bit more difficult than the first day. You may have to assent 1300m more. After walking few minutes walk, you may drop down to the small stream then cross the bridge. Now you have to climb the big steps to reach the top of the Ulleri. This is the most difficult part of today. It is hard, but very much worth to enjoy the incredible mountain view of Anmnapurna South 7219 m. The trail much easier after bigger steps, then you reach to Banthanti. You may stop for lunch there if you feel hungry if not you can walk another approximately two hours through the rhododendron forest. It is nice and cool. Finally, you reach in Ghoprepani after six hour walk and stay overnight there.

Day 5 : Poon hill hike and trek to Tadapani

Food

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accomodation

Lodge

Elevation

2540

An early morning start for I hours hike up to Poon hill (3210m/10530ft), the route offers the glimpse of the pleasant rhododendron forest. This brilliant viewpoint provides us an unobstructed sunrise over the high Himalayas and the wide range of panoramic scenery from the far western Himalaya of Dolpo, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna including Mt. Machhapuchre (Fish Tail) and all the way to Manasalu. After a great time return back to Ghorepani for breakfast and continue trek to Tadapani for overnight.

Day 6 : Trek to Sinuwa

Food

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accomodation

Lodge

Elevation

2360

Today your plan will trek to Sinuwa. Sinuwa is very nice place to see the mountain view and the green hilly sites. After having the breakfast you can start your walk same as usual time. First of all you should drop down to the Chmorong Khola, cross the bridge, then ascend about an hour and reach in Gurjung village. It will take another two hours to get to Chhomrong Village. Chhomrong is the biggest village in Annapurna Base Camp Trekking. Chhomrong is the gateway of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek as well. This is a beautiful Gurung village. You may stop for the lunch in this town. Then after it will take two hours to get to lower Sinuwa. It takes approximately five hours walk today in total then stay overnight at Sinuwa.

Day 7 : Trek to Himalaya

Food

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accomodation

Lodge

Elevation

2920

Today your plan trek to either Himalay or Deurali. It depends on your walk. If you feel better and your body can adjust, you can go until to the Deurali. If not you can stay at Himalaya. After Sinuwa the trail is narrow. So you should be careful while you walk on the trail. Today you will pass some towns like as Bamboo and Dovan then you reached in Himalaya. You may get tired because of the narrow trail and most of the time you have to ascend and walk about five six hours walk in total.So stay over night at Himalaya.

Day 8 : Trek to Annapurna Base Camp

Food

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accomodation

Lodge

Elevation

4130

Today you should start a bit earlier than the usual because the weather may change sometimes. The mountain weather in the morning always better so it will be better to reach the Annapurna Base Camp earlier then enjoy the mountain views like as Annapurna One 8091 m, Annapurna South 7219 m and Fishtail that we call Machhapuchre 6993m. Not only that, but also you can see the glacier as well. This is your dream to reach at once in your lifetime to the Annapurna Base Camp. Stay overnight at Base Camp 4130m.

Day 9 : Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo

Food

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accomodation

Lodge

Elevation

2300

Today wake up with the glimpse of sunrise over Mt Annapurna I and after a great time retrace the journey back to Bamboo for the overnight. As you know that here as well few guest house settled for the purposes of tourism service. You can rest and relax at the evening with a good memorable view of the many snow capped peaks and enjoy the dinner.

Day 10 : Trek to Jhinu Danda

Food

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accomodation

Lodge

Elevation

1780

After breakfast our trail leads to the Khuldi Ghar and retract to Sinuwa hill continuous trek up to the Chhomrong. After lunch the trek steeply descend towards the Jhinu for overnight stay. You may have chance to visit natural hot spring down to the stream and enjoy the hot bath.

Day 11 : Trek to Pokhara

Food

Breakfast,

Accomodation

Hotel

Elevation

823

Today we walk 30 minutes from Jhinu dada  we cross the bridge from there we take the jeep to go back to Pokhara .After 3 hours drive, we reach Pokhara. The evening can be spent exploring the lake side and the night life in Pokhara. The accommodation tonight is arranged in a tourist standard hotel in Pokhara.

Day 12 : Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Food

Breakfast

Accomodation

Hotel

Elevation

1300

Early morning drive by tourist bus to Pokhara through the beautiful Nepalese countryside to reach the Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu guide will transfer to the hotel and rest of the time relax or explore the surrounding areas and overnight at hotel.

Day 14 : Departure from Kathmandu

Food

Breakfast

Departure for home. Our driver will depart you by car to the international airport. We wish you had a nice and safe journey back home.

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Cost Includes

  • welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu with Cultural show. (Ethnic music and dance)
  • Airport arrival and departure by private vehicle
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara & return by regular tourist bus
  • Private transportation to trek starting point and from trek ending point to Pokhara
  • Two night’s accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with twin sharing at tourist standard hotel (Bed and Breakfast)
  • English speaking trekking guide who has been authorized by the government and necessary number of porters (According to the group size) with their insurance, salary, accommodation, and meals.
  •  Full board meal 3 times a day (B+L+D) during the trek days including tea & coffee
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek are provide
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets if necessary.
  • All the necessary official documents, TIMS Permit, Trekking Permit, etc.
  •  Trekking Route map.
  •  All required local and government tax

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Visa fee and International flight.
  • Meal except for Breakfast in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  •  All personal expenses such as bar bills, water, extra tea/coffee, snacks, battery re-charge, laundry service, etc.
  • Personal clothing and gears.
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Tips to guide and porters.
  • Cost arising out of landslides, road blockade, and rescue of any form, cancellation of flight or reasons beyond our control
  • Monument entrance fees.

Altitude Graph

Route Map

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FAQs

How long does it take to complete the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek usually takes around 7-12 days, depending on the route and pace of the trekker.

What is the best time to do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

The best time to do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is from September to November and from March to May. The weather during these months is usually clear and dry, making it ideal for trekking.

What is the difficulty level of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is considered to be a moderate to difficult level trek. However, with proper preparation and training, it can be completed by anyone with a reasonable level of fitness.

Do I need to have prior trekking experience to do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

No, you do not need to have prior trekking experience to do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. However, it is recommended that you do some basic training and preparation before embarking on the trek.

Is it safe to trek to Annapurna Base Camp?

Yes, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is generally considered to be a safe trek. However, it is important to follow the instructions of your guide and take proper precautions to avoid any accidents or mishaps.
 

What kind of accommodations are available during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

There are various accommodations available during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, ranging from basic teahouses to more luxurious lodges. Most of these accommodations provide basic facilities such as food and lodging.

Do I need a permit to trek to Annapurna Base Camp?

Yes, you need to obtain a trekking permit to trek to Annapurna Base Camp. The permit can be obtained from the Nepal Tourism Board or from your trekking agency.

Is it necessary to hire a guide for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

No, it is not necessary to hire a guide for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. However, it is recommended that you do so, as a guide can provide you with valuable information about the trek, the culture, and the people.
 

What kind of food is available during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

During the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, you can expect to find a variety of food options, including local Nepalese cuisine and some international dishes. Most of the teahouses and lodges along the trekking route offer vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.

Additional Information

Trekking Gears and Equipment for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

When planning a trekking adventure, having the right gear is essential for a safe and enjoyable experience. The right equipment will help you navigate the challenging terrains, keep you comfortable in varying weather conditions, and ensure your safety in the wilderness. In this holiday planner trek, we have compiled a list of essential trekking gear that you should consider before setting off on your trekking expedition.

  • Footwear:

  • Sturdy Trekking Boots: Invest in high-quality, waterproof trekking boots with ankle support to protect your feet and provide stability on uneven terrain.
  • Socks: Carry moisture-wicking and cushioned hiking socks to keep your feet dry and prevent blisters.
  • Clothing:

  • Base Layers: Lightweight and moisture-wicking base layers to regulate body temperature and keep you comfortable.
  • Insulating Layers: Fleece jackets or down jackets to provide warmth in colder temperatures.
  • Waterproof and Windproof Outer Layer: A durable and breathable waterproof jacket and pants to protect you from rain, wind, and snow.
  • Trekking Pants: Quick-drying and comfortable pants that allow freedom of movement.
  • Trekking Shirts: Lightweight and breathable shirts with UV protection.
  • Warm Layers: Carry thermal tops and bottoms for colder nights and high-altitude treks.
  • Hat and Gloves: A sun hat to protect against the harsh sun and a warm hat and gloves for colder conditions.
  • Backpack:

  • Trekking Backpack: A comfortable backpack with a capacity of 40-60 liters to carry your gear. Ensure it has adjustable straps and back support for a proper fit.
  • Rain Cover: Invest in a waterproof rain cover to protect your backpack and gear during wet weather.
  • Sleeping Gear:

  • Sleeping Bag: Choose a lightweight and warm sleeping bag suitable for the expected temperatures during your trek.
  • Sleeping Pad: A compact and comfortable sleeping pad for insulation and cushioning.
  • Navigation and Safety:

  • Trekking Map and Compass: Carry a detailed trekking map and a reliable compass for navigation.
  • GPS Device: Consider using a GPS device or smartphone app with offline maps to track your route.
  • Headlamp or Flashlight: A lightweight headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries for visibility during early morning starts or late-night treks.
  • Trekking Poles: Adjustable trekking poles for added stability and to reduce stress on your joints.
  • Hydration and Nutrition:

  • Water Bottles or Hydration Bladder: Carry at least two reusable water bottles or a hydration bladder to stay hydrated throughout the trek.
  • Water Purification System: Carry water purification tablets or a filtration system to treat water from natural sources.
  • High-Energy Snacks: Pack lightweight and nutritious snacks such as energy bars, nuts, and dried fruits to fuel your trek.
  • First Aid Kit:

  • Basic First Aid Supplies: Include bandages, adhesive tape, pain relievers, blister treatment, antiseptic wipes, and any personal medications.
  • Remember, each trek is unique, and the gear you choose should be tailored to the specific requirements of your trekking route, duration, and expected weather conditions. Additionally, it's advisable to consult with experienced trekking guides or companies like Holiday Planner Trek to ensure you have the right gear for your specific adventure.

    Enjoy your trekking holiday, stay safe, and embrace the stunning landscapes that await you in the mountains!

Cost and Expenses for Annapurna Base Camp Trek: A Comprehensive Guide by Holiday planner Trek

Understanding the cost and expenses involved in this trek is crucial for effective budgeting and planning. In this comprehensive guide, Himalaya Heart Trek provides valuable insights into the cost components and expenses for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, ensuring a budget-conscious and memorable adventure in the Himalayas.

  1. Trekking Permits and Entry Fees: Before starting the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, you need to obtain the necessary permits. The following permits and fees are required:
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP): NPR 3,000 (approximately USD 30)
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Card: NPR 2,000 (approximately USD 20)
  1. Accommodation: During the trek, you will stay at teahouses or lodges along the route. These accommodations offer basic facilities such as a bed, blanket, and shared bathroom facilities. The cost of accommodation in the Annapurna region varies depending on the location and the services provided. On average, expect to spend around NPR 500 to NPR 1,500 (approximately USD 5 to USD 15) per night.

  2. Meals: Meals during the trek are typically provided by the teahouses or lodges. The cost of meals varies depending on the location and the menu items chosen. In general, budget around NPR 500 to NPR 1,000 (approximately USD 5 to USD 10) per meal. It's advisable to carry some extra money for snacks and drinks during the trek.

  3. Guide and Porter Fees: Hiring a professional trekking guide is highly recommended for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. A knowledgeable guide enhances your trekking experience, provides valuable insights, and ensures your safety. The guide's fees typically range from USD 25 to USD 30 per day. If you choose to hire a porter to carry your backpack, their fees range from USD 15 to USD 20 per day.

  4. Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is a must for any trekking adventure. Ensure your insurance policy covers emergency evacuation by helicopter, medical expenses, and trip cancellation/interruption. The cost of travel insurance varies depending on the coverage and duration of your trek.

Cost Breakdown for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Cost Component Estimated Cost
Trekking Permits and Entry Fees USD 50
Accommodation USD 45 - USD 135 (estimated)
Meals USD 45 - USD 90 (estimated)
Guide Fees USD 200 - USD 270 (estimated)
Porter Fees USD 120 - USD 180 (estimated)
Travel Insurance Varies (Depends on coverage)

Conclusion:

Understanding the cost and expenses associated with the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is crucial for proper planning and budgeting. The table provides an estimated breakdown of the major cost components, but it's important to note that prices may vary based on factors such as exchange rates and seasonality. Holiday Planner Trek recommends contacting them directly for the most accurate and up-to-date pricing information.

With careful planning and budgeting, you can embark on the unforgettable journey to Annapurna Base Camp, surrounded by majestic mountains and immersed in the unique culture of the region. Himalaya Heart Trek ensures a well-organized and budget-friendly experience, allowing you to create lifelong memories in the breathtaking Annapurna region.

Trip Reviews (1)

Eric Jones

Eric Jones

24th Aug, 2022

Given our luck with mountains (rain, strong winds....you get the idea), we got really lucky this trip! The views were amazingly stunning and we enjoyed every bit of the trip.
The trip schedule was perfect for acclimitization and our guide,  Eak lal, did a good job with pacing that we found ourselves ample time to sightsee while keeping to trek schedule. Accommodation on trek exceeded our expectations really, given we got double beds for almost half of our stay and some days we were fortunate enough to have an attached bathroom (saved ourselves from the cold journey in the middle of the night!) with hot showers too. Eak Lal and our porter, Suman, were professional right from start to the end, ensuring our needs were always taken care of and making our trek comfortable. Booking for the trip was hassle-free as communication was prompt and detailed. This company for making our trip a memorable one and we have only great reviews for the service they provided! Looking forward to our next trip with them in the near future :)


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