Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Panoramic views from Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Prices

From $1,550USD

Difficulty

Guided

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Highlights

Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views in Nepal's Himalayas on this 16-day guided trek

Witness the majesty of the Annapurna range in the Himalayas with awe-inspiring, 360-degree views from Annapurna Base Camp.

Discover the unique plant and animal life that is preserved and protected by the Annapurna Conservation Area.

Watch the sunrise from Poon Hill and see the unforgettable colors of the Annapurna range as the new day dawns.

Learn more about the culture and traditions of the native Gurung people as you visit their villages and interact with local people.

Discover for yourself why the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is so popular with trekking enthusiasts from around the world. The diversity of this region means you can hike through jungles, temperature rhododendron forests, and reach the base camp of Annapurna I, a peak that’s over 8,000 m tall.

The Annapurna Conservation Area protects and preserves some rare and unique wildlife, and you are likely to see many of these amazing creatures along your trek. You’ll witness the grandeur of the Annapurna mountain range from a variety of perspectives. Climb to the top of Poon Hill to watch the stunning and colorful sunrise. Stand at Annapurna Base Camp, where the majestic mountains surround you with 360-degree panoramic views. You’ll even experience this magnificent range from above, on a flight between Pokhara and Kathmandu.

The native Gurung people who call this incredible place home welcome you to their mountain paradise. You will experience true hospitality as you stay in their villages and interact with the local people. This tour truly gives you all the best highlights of this remarkable region. You’ll love every minute of this unforgettable Annapurna Base Camp trekking tour!

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu

Distance / Time: None

Overnight Location
Mandala Boutique Hotel (1,400 m/4,593’), Kathmandu
Meals
Dinner

Day 2 Explore Kathmandu

Distance / Time: None

Overnight Location
Mandala Boutique Hotel (1,400 m/4,593’), Kathmandu
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Transfer to Pokhara

Distance / Time: 7 hours (Driving)

Overnight Location
White Pearl Hotel (1,740 m/5,710’), Pokhara
Meals
Breakfast

Day 4 Transfer to Nayapul, Trek to Tikhedhunga

Distance / Time: 8 km, 5 hours, 470 m of ascent

Overnight Location
Guesthouse in Tikhedhunga (1,520 m/4,987’)
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Trek to Ghorepani

Distance / Time: 15 km, 6-7 hours, 1,300 m of ascent

Overnight Location
Lodge in Ghorepani (2,874 m/9,429’)
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Trek to Tadapani via Poon Hill

Distance / Time: 14 km, 7 hours, 800 m of ascent, 1,000 m of descent

Overnight Location
Lodge in Tadapani (2,670 m/8,760’)
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Trek to Chhomrong

Distance / Time: 11 km, 5-6 hours, 300 m of ascent, 850 m of descent

Overnight Location
Lodge in Chhomrong (2,170 m/7,119’)
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 Trek to Dovan

Distance / Time: 16 km, 7-8 hours, 400 m of ascent, 830 m of descent

Overnight Location
Lodge in Dovan (2,630 m/8,629’)
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 Trek to Machhapuchhare Base Camp

Distance / Time: 12 km, 7-8 hours, 1,070 m of ascent

Overnight Location
Lodge at Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3,720 m/12,204’)
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 Trek to Annapurna Base Camp / Annapurna Sanctuary

At last, today is the day you will trek to Annapurna Base Camp. This camp is within the protected area of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) which was created by the government of Nepal to preserve the native plant and wildlife in this area. You may encounter pika, blue sheep, Himalayan Thar, and snow leopards that call this area home. You may also see a variety of pheasants, such as koklass, Himalayan pheasant, and blood pheasants. Reaching Annapurna Base Camp does not require a steep climb, but rather is surprisingly gentle and peaceful as you trek up through the meadows, always surrounded by majestic Himalayan views.

Distance / Time: 4 km / 3 hrs, 300 m of ascent

Overnight Location
Himalaya Hotel, Annapurna Sanctuary (4,130 m/13,550’)
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 Trek to Dovan

Distance / Time: 16 km, 7-8 hours, 1,370 m of ascent

Overnight Location
Lodge in Dovan (2,630 m/8,629’)
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 Trek to Chhomrong

Distance / Time: 16 km, 7 hours, 400 m of ascent, 830 m of descent

Overnight Location
Lodge in Chhomrong (2,170 m/7,119’)
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 Trek to Tolka

Leave Chhomrong and hike down to the suspension bridge at Kimrung Khola. Make your way gradually to Landruk where you can stop to rest and eat lunch. After lunch, trek to the Gurung settlement of Tolka. Here you have another opportunity to experience the Gurung traditions and culture, including interacting with the local people.

Overnight Location
Lodge in Tolka (1,950m / 6,400’)
Distance
19 km, 8 hours, 570 m of ascent, 1,010 m of descent
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14 Trek to Phedi, Transfer to Pokhara

Today is the last day of your trek! After breakfast, the trail begins with an easy stretch from Tolka to Bhaise Kharka. It then climbs again to reach Deurali. Continue through more beautiful landscapes to your lunch stop at Pothana. Descend from Pothana to Phedi, where a car will be waiting. Congratulations on completing this incredible trek! Enjoy your private transfer back to the beautiful town of Pokhara to spend the night.

Overnight Location
White Pearl Hotel (1,740 m/5,710’), Pokhara
Distance
19 km, 8 hours, 800 m of ascent, 1,600 m of descent
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch

Day 15 Fly to Kathmandu

Return to Kathmandu by air, enjoying the incredible mountains from above. Once you arrive, you will have free time to explore the city, shop for souvenirs, or see a few more points of interest. You can also choose to rest and relax in one of Kathmandu’s many cafes or rooftop restaurants. The evening holds opportunities to celebrate your accomplishments in completing this amazing journey. Well done!

Overnight Location
Mandala Boutique Hotel (1,400m/4,593’), Kathmandu
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Day 16 Departure Day

Sadly, your tour has reached its end and today is your departure day. You are free to explore as you wish until it is time to return to the airport. You may enjoy souvenir shopping or discovering some of the many cultural sites that the city has to offer. Your guide can help you find exactly what you’re looking for, then an airport representative will escort you to the airport and help with any details. Have a pleasant journey!

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Price and Dates

This guided trekking tour in Nepal is run either as a private tour for your group only, however, sometimes there are options to join other groups (please enquire for more information). The pricing depends on the number of people on your group.

Pricing below is per person:

  • Guided group of 2-5: $1,650USD per person
  • Guided group of 6 and more: $1,550USD per person
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Accommodation on Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Tour

This tour is based in trekking lodges, also called tea houses, along the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. These accommodations are simple, since there is no road access to reach them, but they are also friendly and full of atmosphere.

Most lodges have dining areas that are heated, but the bedrooms are typically unheated. Wooden beds with foam mattresses are provided, but you will need a warm sleeping bag of your own. Washing and toilet facilities are shared, and some have solar showers available for an additional charge.

Before and after your trek, stay in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu. Rooms are double occupancy, and single travellers will pay a supplement.

In some cases, accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other, comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement of $250USD to have a private room in a hotel. Contact us and we can try and match single travellers up, where possible. Private rooms are not available in the trekking lodges.

Mandala Boutique Hotel, Kathmandu

Located in a quiet corner of the Thamel area of Kathmandu, this hotel has easy access to shopping and other tourist attractions. It is clean and air-conditioned for your comfort.

White Pearl Hotel, Pokhara

The White Pearl has a peaceful, soothing atmosphere in the clean, spacious rooms and throughout the hotel. Enjoy a wonderful view from your room, especially on the higher floors.

Night 4-13

Trekking Lodges (Tea Houses) along the trekking route

These lodges are simple but full of atmosphere. The rooms in these lodges are not heated, but some have heated dining areas. Toilets and washing facilities are shared.

White Pearl Hotel, Pokhara

The White Pearl has a peaceful, soothing atmosphere in the clean, spacious rooms and throughout the hotel. Enjoy a wonderful view from your room, especially on the higher floors.

Mandala Boutique Hotel, Kathmandu

Located in a quiet corner of the Thamel area of Kathmandu, this hotel has easy access to shopping and other tourist attractions. It is clean and air-conditioned for your comfort.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s included in the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Tour?

Meals

15 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 11 dinners are included on this tour.

Accommodations

Accommodations for all 15 nights are included. Along the trek, stay in simple trekking lodges (tea houses). Before and after the trek, stay in 3.5-star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Transportation during the Tour

Domestic flights and land transportation described in the itinerary is included, as well as a guide on the flight and all airport taxes. Airport transfers between the Kathmandu Airport and your hotel are also included.

Also Included

  • An experienced English-speaking guide
  • Guided sightseeing and entry fees in Kathmandu
  • TIMS permit
  • Annapurna Conservation Fee
  • Porter (Insured and equipped according to IPPG rules)

Not included

  • Flights to/from Kathmandu at before/after this tour
  • Visa to enter Nepal
  • Meals not listed as included (lunches and dinners in Kathmandu)
  • Personal drinks / alcohol
  • Additional costs due to illness, rescue, force majeure, flight/itinerary changes
  • Tips for guides and other trekking staff
  • Personal costs such as charging batteries or hot showers

Frequenty Asked Questions about Annapurna Base Camp Trek

How hard is the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

The Annapurna Base Camp trek is a moderate difficulty trek. We rate the ABC Tour as a 3 / 5. Sections of the trail are strenuous, but at higher elevations, even easier sections of trail become more challenging. Consult your doctor if you have concerns about trekking at high altitudes.

Should I be concerned about altitude on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

You should always check with your doctor before taking a trekking tour at elevation. On the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, the sleeping elevation goes above 3,500m (11,500’) on night 9 and night 10. The maximum elevation you sleep at is 4,130m (13,550’), which is high altitude, and will impact your stamina, sleeping and could pose health risks. This trek follows a standard route to the Annapurna Base Camp.

Do I need a Visa?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included?

15 breakfasts, 11 lunches and 11 dinners are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have Health and Medical insurance to join this trip. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Kathmandu to start this tour?

The Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu is the only international airport in Nepal. If arriving in Nepal by air, you must fly to this airport. Transportation is provided between the airport and your hotel in Kathmandu.

Are the tours in English?

Yes, the tour guide is English speaking.

Where does the tour end?

The tour ends where it begins, in Kathmandu. Tour staff will escort you to the Kathmandu Airport.

What should I pack?

You will be given a complete packing list for your trek upon booking. Plan to layer your clothing to be comfortable at different temperatures. You should be able to add a waterproof layer (jacket and trousers) to stay dry, as well as protect yourself from the sun with a hat and sunglasses. A headlamp with extra batteries is also recommended. You will carry your own daypack (30 L recommended) during the day and your baggage on the trek is limited to 12 kg. You should also have a sleeping bag (rated for -10°C), dry bags, a padlock (to lock your trek bag) and a basic first aid kid. Please respect the traditional Nepalese culture by dressing conservatively (avoid bare shoulders and keep legs covered)

Can I charge my phone / camera / other device?

You may need an outlet adapter for any electrical items. You can find more information about by pressing HERE. Electricity will not always be available along the trek. Some lodges will have solar-powered charging facilities for an additional hourly fee.

How much spending money will I need?

Plan to have cash exchanged into Nepali rupees. It is possible to withdraw rupees from ATMs in Kathmandu but not outside the city. An estimated $400-600 USD per person should be sufficient for meals in Kathmandu, drinks, snacks and other personal expenses such as showers and charging batteries in the trekking lodges. This should also cover tips for your guide, porters, and other trek staff.

How much should I tip my guide and porter?

Guides and porters appreciate your tips, and this forms a large portion of their compensation. If you receive good service, you should plan on tipping your guides approximately $3-$5 / per day per person in your group. You should tip your porter $2 - $4 per person per day. A larger group would tip on the lower end of the scale, while a smaller group of 2-5 would tip on the higher end.

Do I need vaccines?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for this country?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Nepal for this tour?

This tour is available year-round. The best time to travel to Nepal for this trek is during the pre-monsoon season from March through early May, or post-monsoon in October and November. Monsoon season typically lasts from late May through September.

Trekking Team Group is a Travelife and FTA certified tour operator creating trips in the Himalayas since 1991. They are consistently highly-rated online and garner impressive word of mouth recommendations.

Trekking team focuses on a sustainable method of operation. They work with highly professional guides and offer clients flexibility and 24/7 service.

The company uses local guides, serves local food, and makes use of local homes and lodges to give back to the community. They support the local environment and in turn see many repeat customers.

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Prices

From $1,550USD

Difficulty

Guided

Hotels / Lodges

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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The Annapurna Base Camp trek is a moderate difficulty trek. We rate the ABC Tour as a 3 / 5. Sections of the trail are strenuous, but at higher elevations, even easier sections of trail become more challenging. Consult your doctor if you have concerns about trekking at high altitudes.

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Kathmandu, Nepal

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