Annapurna Base Camp Trek

12 Days

Annapurna, located in the Himalayas of Nepal, is a magnificent mountain range renowned for its awe-inspiring beauty and challenging trekking routes. It is home to some of the world’s highest peaks, including Annapurna I, which stands at an impressive height of 8,091 meters (26,545 feet). The Annapurna region offers a variety of trekking options, catering to both experienced trekkers and beginners. The Annapurna Circuit, a classic trek that circumnavigates the entire range, takes you through diverse landscapes, from lush green forests to arid high-altitude terrain, and rewards you with breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains, cascading waterfalls, and traditional Nepalese villages along the way. Other popular treks in the region include the Annapurna Base Camp trek, which takes you to the base of the majestic Annapurna I, and the Poon Hill trek, known for its stunning sunrise views over the Himalayas. The Annapurna region also offers opportunities to immerse in the local culture, as you encounter warm and hospitable villagers who follow traditional mountain lifestyles.

Beyond trekking, the Annapurna region boasts other attractions as well. In Pokhara, the gateway to the Annapurna region, you can relax by the tranquil Phewa Lake, visit the sacred Tal Barahi Temple, and enjoy vibrant nightlife and delicious cuisine. The region is also home to the Annapurna Conservation Area, a protected area that encompasses diverse ecosystems and rare wildlife species such as snow leopards and Himalayan Thars. Exploring this conservation area allows you to appreciate the region’s natural beauty while contributing to its preservation. Whether you are an adventure seeker, a nature lover, or a cultural enthusiast, the Annapurna region offers a captivating experience that will leave you in awe of the majestic Himalayas and the rich cultural heritage of Nepal.

  • Autumn
  • Nepali
  • Kathmandu
  • (4,130 m / 13,550 ft)
  • English, Nepali


The Annapurna Base Camp trek is a popular and rewarding adventure in the Annapurna region of Nepal. This trek takes you deep into the heart of the majestic Himalayas, offering stunning views of snow-capped peaks, picturesque landscapes, and a chance to immerse yourself in the local culture. Starting from Nayapul, the trail winds through lush rhododendron forests, terraced fields, and charming villages, gradually ascending to higher altitudes. As you ascend, you’ll pass through traditional Gurung and Magar villages, where you can interact with friendly locals and learn about their way of life. The highlight of the trek is reaching Annapurna Base Camp, nestled at an altitude of 4,130 meters (13,550 feet), surrounded by towering peaks including Annapurna I, Machapuchare (Fishtail), and Hiunchuli. Standing at the base camp, you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the Annapurna massif, with its vast snowfields and glaciers.

The Annapurna Base Camp trek typically takes around 10 to 12 days, allowing ample time for acclimatization and exploration. Along the way, you’ll encounter teahouse accommodations, where you can rest and refuel with hearty meals. The trek offers a diverse and ever-changing landscape, from lush forests to alpine meadows and glacial moraines. It also presents physical challenges, including steep ascents and descents, which require a moderate level of fitness. However, the sense of achievement and the breathtaking vistas make it all worthwhile. The Annapurna Base Camp trek is a remarkable journey that allows you to witness the grandeur of the Himalayas, immerse yourself in local culture, and create unforgettable memories amidst some of the world’s most spectacular mountain scenery.


The Trip Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.

Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek