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Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Duration : 12 Days | Travel style : Eco- Friendly , Active Adventures


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Trip Highlights

  • Country


  • Duration

    12 Days

  • Max Altitude

    13550 ft. / 4130 M.

  • Accommodation

    Hotel and Lodge

  • Fitness Level


  • Best Season

    Mar to May - Sep to Dec

  • Group Size

    1- 10 People

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle

Annapurna Base Camp trek is a legendary classic trekking in Nepal and is suitable for both experienced and first time trekkers. This legendary trek is situated at the northern part of central Nepal. It lies inside the Annapurna Conservation Area and takes you to an elevation of 4130m at the lap of world’s 10th highest mountain, Annapurna I. The trek is well surrounded by majestic peaks and ranges of Annapurna I, II, III, IV and Annapurna South, Hiuchuli, Gangapurna, Mt. Fishtail and many more.

 Annapurna base camp Trek Route

This 12 day Annapurna base camp trek offers an amazing taste of Himalayan trekking in Nepal. It is a moderate trek full of adventures, scenery and experiences. It offers breath taking views of Annapurna massif, its glaciers, landscapes, vegetations and rich bio diversity. Besides that, the trail passes through various settlements and villages of Gurung and Magar. They have their own culture and tradition which will be a new thing to see and experience. They have their own unique lifestyle. The trail goes along the Modi Khola inside the dense forest of lush rhododendron trees, bamboo and alpine trees.

The best time for this trek is during the spring season (March-May) and autumn (Oct-Dec). A large number of trekkers include this trek in their holidays for an exciting adventure and experience in the Himalayas of Nepal. It will be an unforgettable memory walking up to the base camp gathering memories and experiences in the Himalayas. The trek doesn’t require an advanced physical fitness level. It can also be included in family vacation and holidays with kids. We strongly believe it will not be as hard as you think up to the base camp. We have good experience trek guide who are familiar with kids as well. A family trip like this would be a beautiful and astonishing memory admiring the Himalayas from the Annapurna base camp, 4130m.

Details for Annapurna base camp trekking

This astonishing trek is a scenic walk in the Himalayas with an interaction with the lifestyle of Himalayan tribes, Gurung and Magar. The journey starts from Kathmandu, the capital city with sightseeing around the UNESCO world’s heritage site. Then, you will have a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, the Lake city. Then, a short drive to Nayapul will get you to the starting point of the trek. You will start the trek passing through Birethati village beside the Modi Khola. Then, you will head towards Ghandruk village; a large settlement of Himalayan tribe Gurung. From there, you will walk into the dense forest of rhododendron and pass beautiful Chomrong village. Then, you will gradually ascend to Jhinu Dada, Dovan and then to Machhapuchhre Base Camp. From Machhapuchhre Base Camp, it is only 2 hr normal walk to Annapurna Base Camp. Reaching Annapurna Base Camp, you will admire spectacular views of the Annapurna Region Massif with Hiuchuli and Mt. Fishtail. Then, you will retrace the trails up to Jhinu Dada and have a hot bath at the natural hot spring. And then you will trek through Landruk village, Deurali, Pothana, Australian Base Camp up to Kande. From Kande, you will drive back to Pokhara and fly back Kathmandu

What to Expect

  • Up to the lap of Annapurna Massif, Annapurna Base Camp (4130).
  • Surround yourself with 360° incredible mountain peaks.
  • Sightseeing tour at Kathmandu, the capital city and Pokhara, the lake city.
  • Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
  • Machhapuchhre Base Camp, 3700m.
  • Breathe taking view of the Himalayas with gorgeous sunrise and sunset view.
  • Natural hot spring at Jhinu Danda.
  • Settlements and village of Gurung and their unique lifestyle.
  • Traditional Himalayan culture.
  • Ghandruk and Chomrong village.
  • Panoramic view of Mt. Annapurna I, Mt. Annapurna South, Mt. Fishtail, Hiuchuli and Mt. Gangapurna from different altitude and angle.
  • Varieties of flora and fauna.

We, Global Holidays Adventure Pvt. Ltd., are the best operator for Annapurna base camp Trek. We organize both readymade as well as tailor made itineraries as per our client’s need and preferences. We have experienced Sherpa guide who will lead you the trail with information on your queries and questions. We ensure proper safety and security of our client’s with qualitative services.

Our itinerary is designed for trekker who wants to explore and reach annapurna sanctuary in a relaxing manner with visiting Ghorepani Poonhill. However if you want to visit in a constrained time-wise then Annapurna base Camp short trek- 7 days would be more appropriate. 


You can always customize this itinerary as per your preference.



Arrival in Kathmandu
You will be welcomed by our staff standing with your name-card in the airport arrival terminal and will take you to your hotel by the private vehicle. Small meeting about the trip in the evening.

Hotel with Breakfast



Fly / Drive to Pokhara
Pokhara is located about 200 km west from Kathmandu and the tourist coach or private tourist vehicle takes about 7 hours to get there and if you choose to take a flight instead it will be around 25-30 min journey. Once you reach there you can explore lakeside.

Hotel with Breakfast



Drive to Ulleri (1980m) and trek to Ghorepani (2850 m/9350 ft.). 2.5hrs. drive and 3.5 hrs. walk.
From Pokhara at around 8:00 am after breakfast you will hop on jeep waiting for us which will take to Ulleri village and start trek to Ghorepani. The trail goes steep up for few hours through stone steps where the trail leads through cultivated fields. Rest of trails goes through blooming rhododendron and Oak forest. Final climb to Nangethanti which will be your lunch spot in Nangethanti. Thanti is a Nepali words meaning "rest house" "Dharmasala". In the winter the trail can be covered with snow. After lunch trek rests for about an hour. Then climb to Ghorepani at 2850m. Arrive at the top of the Ghorepani pass and you will be staying there.
Guesthouse with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner



Ghorepani - Poon hill - Tadapani (2540 m/8333 ft.) 5 hrs. walk.
Today after early breakfast you will start your hike to Poon Hill (3210m) for hour in order to witness best majestic scenery and sunrise over the high mountains. A lot of majestic mountains can be seen from Poonhill including the mountains likes of Dhaulagiri [8167m], Annapurna South [7119m] Fishtail [6993m], Nilgiri south, Singa chuli, Annapurna I [8091m]. You then come down to Ghorepani to have breakfast and trek to Tadapani for 6 hours. Trek leads mainly up and down hill through the forest.

Guesthouse with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner



Trek to Chhomrong (2020 m/6627 ft.), 4/5 hrs. walk.
Today's trail descends to Kimrong stream through the forest of rhododendron. We then walk towards Chhomrong crossing through the Gurung village. Chhomrong offers you close views of Mt. Annapurna south and Himchuli and the virgin peak, Fishtail (Machhapuchchhre).

Guesthouse with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner



Trek to Dovan (2600 m/8530 ft.), 4/5 hrs. Walk.
After enjoying magnificent views of mountains and coffee with lovely breakfast today, we descend to Chhomrong stream and again climb up to Dovan crossing through silent rhododendron forest. From Chhomrong we follow the trail leading to Deurali and we pass through dense forest area. The day today is comparatively difficult then other days.

Guesthouse with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner



Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4131 m/13553 ft.), 4/5hrs walk.

The day begins with climb to Machhapuchhre base camp (3900 meters) and to Annapurna base camp. The area is surrounded by the mountains and is known as Annapurna Sanctuary. This place gives you spectacular view of Himalayas including Annapurna I, Annapurna South and Barah Shikhar. You will be walking through somewhat like deserted land where there is dry air blowing. After long walk firstly you reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp and the trail leads you to Annapurna Base Camp.

Guesthouse with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner



Trek to Sinuwa (2300 m/7545 ft.), 5/6 hrs. Walk.
After catching the magnificent sunrise view of mountain and trying capturing the memory in camera lens, we then we trek to Sinuwa with the remembrance of Annapurna south and the giant Himalayan peaks. We will follow the same trail that we used in order to get to the base camp.  We will enjoy our morning coffee or any hot beverage and enjoy the peaceful moment during early morning at base camp.

Guesthouse with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner



Trek to Jhinu hill (1500 m/4921 ft.), 4/5 hrs. Walk.
The 6 hours approx. hike will take you to a place called Jhinu danda where there is some natural hot spring and you will be spending some time. You could chill in natural pool and get rid of all your tiredness, pain, exhaustion and be fresh with all new energy for rest of the days. Jhinu will be one of the rewarding day among the other days of trekking in Annapurna Base Camp.

Guesthouse with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner



Trek to New Bridge and drive back to Pokhara.
New bridge is one of the longest suspension bridge in the trail and crossing it with less number of people avoid swing of the bridge. We then will drive back to Pokhara treasuring all the beautiful memories of the trek via Nayapul from new bridge.

Hotel with Breakfast



Fly / Drive to back to Kathmandu
The tourist coach or private tourist vehicle takes about 7 hours to get to Kathmandu and if you choose to take a flight instead it will be around 25-30 minutes.

Guesthouse with Breakfast



Our representative will take you to airport where you will be catching your flight to next destination.

Cost Details

"So What you are paying For?"

We would like to explain to you. We are a local company providing world-wide travelers with internationally qualified services. We provide you with the lowest cost possible for fully inclusive trips that have no hidden fees. We guarantee your safety, satisfaction, and long-lasting memories of your experience.

Cost Include
  • International & domestic airport transfers as per the itinerary.
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis on BB plan.
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Pokhara on twin sharing basis on BB plan.
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara- Kathmandu ground transportation by private vehicle or ( flight optional).
  • Pokhara to Uleri and New Bridge to Pokhara ground transportation.
  • 3 meals a day during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) as mention in itinerary.
  • Accommodation while trekking in twin sharing basis in guesthouses.
  • Annapurna Conservation area permit and TIMS card fees.
  • Professional government lisence holder English speaking trekking guide.
  • The required number of porters to carry the luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).
  • Sleeping bag and Duffel bag during the trek. (Refundable after finish trekking)
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • All government and local taxes.
Cost Exclude
  • International air fare to/ from Nepal.
  • Entry Visa fees.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara. 
  • Insurance which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, etc.
  • Beverages, alcoholic drinks, mineral water, boiled water during the trekking.
  • Hot shower during the trekking.
  • All food and beverages other than on the itinerary. 
  • Personal gear and expenses.
  • Tips and gratitude provided to staff.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is suitable for all kind of people who are moderately fit, not any previous adventures experience is required. Some physical fitness activities such as running, swimming and walking are recommended before your Annapurna Base Camp Trekking. Persons suffering from a pre-existing medical flaws must seek medical advice before considering the trek. Whilst on the trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before being fully acclimatized.

Yes, Global Holidays Adventure representative will be there to greet you outside of Terminal Hall. He will be displaying Global Holidays Adventure name card with your name on it. After that you will be transferred to pre-chosen Hotel.

You can get the visa at Tribhuwan international airport after landing, furthermore it will be easier if you fill up the visa form by online ( before taking the flight to Nepal. Entry Visa fees- at present is $ 30 for 15 days, $ 50 for 30 days and $ 125 for 90 days visa on entry to Nepal.
You should bring following essential documents in the trip:

  • Valid Passport: must be valid for up to 6 months.
  • Travel insurance: you need to provide a copy of insurance paper to Global Holidays Adventure before you start the trek.
  • Flight Tickets.
  • Emergency contact numbers for T/C's bank, insurance, family contacts.

All types of Hotels from a budget to Luxurious including five star services are available in Kathmandu. Normally, Global Holidays Adventure offers three hotel services in our outline itinerary. We can also accommodate according to your choice.

During Trekking: You will have teahouse/Lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quit blanket. We can also offer Global Holidays Adventure's sleeping baggage if needed (which needs to be returned after the trip) but it’s always better to have a personal sleeping bag. We usually provide you single and double rooms as well as the occasional dormitory. During the peak season it is quite difficult to manage single room therefore double rooms are preferred in our outline itinerary.

Normally there are common toilet facilities in teahouses and lodges, which are usually neat and clean. Nowadays, some small number of teahouses and lodges offer attached restroom. We will provide you the best option as far as possible in this regard.

Normally there are hot water shower services in various teahouses and lodges. In the absence of such facility, the teahouse/lodges will provide you hot water bucket. The payment for the shower has to be made by yourself and the cost varies with the places.

Whilst on the trek, our porters who are honest and experienced, will take care of your luggage. All you need to carry is your small day bag for your personal belongings like camera, water bottle, sun cream, money etc. Normally, we assign one porters to carry the luggage of two trekkers.

Most of Teahouse cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare Pasta, Tuna Bakes, Noodles, Potatoes, Eggs, Dal-bhat, Bread, Soups, Fresh Vegetable ( variety depends on the season) and even some desserts like Apple Pies, Pancakes and some interesting attempts at Custard. You will find a lot of garlic items on the menu, eat some every day because it assists with acclimatization. In many larger villages you may find some meat on the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, coffee, hot lemon as well as soft drinks. Each day dinner and breakfast are used to take in the same lodge you spend the night. Lunch will be taken on the way to destination.

During the airport pick-drop and Kathmandu sightseeing we use private tourist vehicles of various categories such as cars, vans, micro, bus etc. according to size of the group. We take a domestic flight for Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu.

The best season for this trek is October to mid-December and mid-February to mid-June. This trip is not preferred during the monsoon season from June to August except the treks to Himalayan rain shadow like Upper Mustang and Mt. Kailas.

Weather in the mountains is notoriously difficult to predict. Generally, nights are chillingly cold, whereas, the days are warmer. Winter (January and February) will be a bit colder but the days can be quite beautiful and warm if the sun is out. There will be a bit of snow during the month of January, February and December. The temperature inside the teahouses/lodges are fairly maintained. You can always sit beside a fire to keep yourself warmer. The temperature could be as high as 20 degree c to 15 degree c low during the day time.

These facilities will be available in most of the places in your Hotel reception by paying some service charges. Don’t forget to bring your adapters!!

How is the communication facilities during the trek?

ATM and credit card facilities can be used in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Above that, you need cash payments for various service you need.

In Kathmandu, you can allocate $ 10-15 for lunch and dinner. It all depends on your spending habits. $. 15- 20 a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolate and few drinks in Trekking.

Well it totally depends upon you. There is trend of tipping the guide and porters in trekking. Tipping is a good way to acknowledge their works and thank them in a better way, something they would cherish and support their daily lives.

In most places bottled water is readily available. If you wish to drink normal water, you need to use purifying aid, better if you have some for yourself.

In case you suffer from altitude sickness or any other problems, we will offer you the doctor’s prescribed medicines according to the type of problem facing you. We will descend you and incase of extreme cases, you will get rescued by the helicopter.

In case of any casualties, travel insurance will be a boon to recover the incurred expenses. In case of helicopter rescue, the helicopter charge, which is little expensive, can also be recovered by your insurance. So it a good act to check you insurance validity and policy, whether it recovers the rescue charges or not.

Yes, all the staffs of Global Holidays Adventure including guides and porters are insured to recover any kinds of casualties.

Yes, it is absolutely possible to add some more days to the trip. Along your trek we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food.

Yes, there are many options and choices to extend your holidays before or after your main trip. You can visit our other touring trips to add to the main event. In general, following trips are suggested for your holiday extensions.

  • Trisuli River Rafting, Paragliding, bungee and other adventures.
  • Chitwan Jungle Safari Package.
  • Volunteering in Schools and Villages

 Hence, you're ready for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking.

Required Equipments

Equipment items are individual interests & choices but the most important fact is that you should carry enough clothes to tackle the cold weather in the Himalayas. During the trek heavy items will be carried by our porters or yaks. And the personal belongings which you need for daily or frequent purposes like money, water bottle, rain gear, camera, sun-cream and toilet paper etc. are to be carried by yourself in the backpack. We will provide complimentary water proof duffel bag which you can use during the trek and is carried by porters. You can leave your non trekking items at the hotel or in our office and collect them after the trek.

The following list gives you a general idea of the personal items that you can bring for the trek.


  • 4 seasons sleeping bag (Optional/ we can provide if you need it but is to be returned after the trek).
  • Duffel or Rucksack or suitcase ( We will provide one complimentary GHD duffel bag gore you to Keep).
  • Daypack.
  • Down Jacket ( Optional/we can provide if you need one but is to be returned after the trek).


  • Shade hat or baseball cap-some people drape a bandana down the back of their head and then put a baseball cap on to hold it in place. 
  • Warm wool and synthetic hat that cover your ears.
  • Balaclava-lightweight, thinner variety.
  • Glacier glasses- 100% UV protection with side shields and a hard-sided storage case ( i.e Jumbo or Cube).
  • Headlamp- Black Diamond and Petzl both make several good ones. Make sure to bring extra batteries and that they will last in the colder temperatures.
  • Some people like ear-muffs; There are optional; a good hat balaclava, and hooded jacket should really be sufficient, but this is a personal choice for some people ( Optional).
  • A Neck Warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth if you feel you will need it ( Optional).


  • 1 pair liner gloves, thins wool or synthetic, useful alone on mind days or as a layer inside other gloves/mitts for additional warmth.
  • 1 pair shell gloves or mitts; Gore-Tex is preferred for keeping hands dry.
  • 1 pair warm gloves ( heavier fleece or wool )
  • Instant hand warmers are always nice in a pinch, but really shouldn't be necessary on the trek. Bringing appropriate hand protection as recommended above, should be sufficient( Optional).


  • T-SHIRTS -2
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops.
  • Fleece jacket or pullover.
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper Jacket ( Optional)
  • Waterproof ( preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket.
  • 2 women sports bras, synthetic, no cotton.


  • 2 pairs nylon hiking shorts-quick drying type not cotton.
  • Underwear, stay away from cotton ( 4).
  • 2 pairs lightweight long underwear-capilene or ther synthetic.
  • 1 pair soft shell pants-synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable.
  • 2 pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts.
  • 1 pair hard shell pants. Waterproof/breathable, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best. Should zip from top and bottom- this makes it easier to put on over boots without getting undressed should the weather change once you are underway for the day.
  • 1 pair cotton pants ( loose jeans/khakis ).
  • All clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture resident plastic bags.


  • 4 pairs of liner socks, synthetic or capilene.
  • 3 pairs heavy weight socks to be worn over liner socks.
  • 1 pairs light weight socks, a good option for the lower/warmer parts of the trail.
  • 1 pair light to medium weight water proof hiking/trekking boots.
  • 1 pair light trekking shoes or sneakers. Good for around the camp/lodges and in Kathmandu.
  • 1 pair hiking gaiters, good for keeping dust and rocks out of your shoes/boots as well as keep your feet dry as necessary ( Optional).
  • 1 pair sandals (Optional).

(Please note our guide will also carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as well.)

  • Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches.
  • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
  • Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
  • Diamox ( Commonly prescribed as acetazolamide) 125 or 250 mg tablets for altitude sickness. Please discuss with us before starting to take his medicine.
  • Water purification iodine tablets or polar-pure crystals.


  • Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies).
  • Airline ticket ( Please make a copy and leave on at our office in Kathmandu just in case if you need to change the date of you)
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & Passport.
  • Sunscreen. SPF 40 is recommended and should be relatively new since it loses its effectiveness over time.
  • Pocket knife or small Swiss army type.
  • Toiletry kit, Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towels, soap, etc.


  • 1 pair adjustable trekking pole. 
  • Favorite snack foods, no more than 2 pounds ( Optional).
  • Paperback books, cards, mp3 player.
  • Binocular (optional)
  • 1 light weight point & shoot camera or 1 large SLR. Digital cameras are ok, but you must keep the batteries warm when not in use ( Optional)
  • Hydration bladder with drinking tube and tube insulator ( Optional)
  • pee bottle for men and pee funnel for woman, some swear by them to avoid that chilly late night trip ( Optional )
  • 1 small stainless steel thermos ( Optional )

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