Annapurna Base Camp Trek

11 Days

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular trekking routes that take you to the footsteps of the Annapurna Massifs. It is a beautiful blend of diverse terrains, olden cultures, rich biodiversity, and a whole lot of mountain peaks.

A trek to Annapurna Base Camp will take you into the core region of the Annapurna range in western Nepal. In this 11-day program from High Venture Plus, you will reach the base camp, stay for a night beneath the clear skies, and have that rare feeling of splendid isolation. Trek through a diverse landscape, see beautiful mountain vistas and capture quaint Gurung villages, all in a region that is at the shadow of the world’s tenth highest peak.

Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • One of the best trekking trails on the planet

  • ​Enjoy the diversity of the landscape with the trail going into hills and mountains

  • See several spectacular peaks of the Himalayan mountain range

  • Immerse in the scenic beauty of the route, and the tradition of the Annapurna Region

  • See remote picturesque villages and rich flora & fauna

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Experience

Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) is a reasonable endeavor for the whole family. Kids aged ten years or older can participate in this trek.

Sceneries and Views on ABC Trek

Throughout the trek, you will be contracting the gap between you and the humongous mountains, including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and the ever so alluring Machhapuchhre. Annapurna Base Camp Trek also offers splendid views of Hiunchuli, Nilgiri, among other high Himalayan ranges.

Wildlife and Biodiversity on the trek

You will be walking through the rich and biodiverse Annapurna Conservation Area. It is an excellent adventure for a nature lover or an animal lover as this region is home to 518 birds, 105 mammals, 40 reptiles, 23 amphibians, and 1,226 species of flowering plants.

Food and Accommodation on ABC trek Route

Thanks to the popularity of this trekking route, there are plenty of comfortable teahouses, hotels, and eateries that provide food and accommodation throughout the trail. Therefore, you won’t need to worry about accommodation and fooding. 

Welcoming Gurung Villages: Witness unique lifestyle

The gratifying and beautiful villages on the ABC trek are welcoming and heartwarming. The lifestyles and practices of Gurungs living high up in these villages are true embodiments of traditional and olden cultures and history itself. These are some things one needs to experience and explore at least once in their lifetime. 


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Route Map

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Route Map



    Take a 30-minute flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Alternatively, if you wish to travel by bus, we will pick you up from the hotel and drive to the bus stand. The seven-hour drive to Pokhara is a scenic drive through winding hilly road. You can spend the rest of the day relaxing by the lake.


    Start from Pokhara and drive for about an hour to Nayapul. From there you will trek through the banks of Modi River up to Birethanti. After a brief stopover here, you will trek to Tikhedhunga and climb the stairs to Ulleri for the night.



    The village of Ghorepani is located at an altitude of 2,850 meters. First it’s a gentle uphill trail, passing through forests. From Banthati forests, it’s a couple of hours to Ghorpani, a beautiful village in the Annapurna region.


    Start before dawn and hike to Poon Hill. This hill at 3,210 meters is a wonderful viewpoint preferred for sunrise views. At this melting pot, you can find people from many countries in one morning. Snap away happily capturing the beautiful sunrise views over Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. Later return to Ghorepani, have breakfast and trek to Tadapani for the night.



    After breakfast descend along the gentle slopes, passing through rhododendron forests. Cross the river Kimsung and arrive at the village of Gurjung. Take a brief stop at Gurjung and walk to the beautiful village of Chhomrong at the laps of the Annapurna range, where we stay overnight.



    Leaving behind Chhomrong, we trek along Modi Khola beside the forests. Along the way, we cross a suspension bridge and trek up to the hillock of Sinuwa Danda. We then enter a rhododendron forest, descend along stone steps to arrive at Bamboo, and trek further to reach the village of Dovan.


    After breakfast start from Dovan, take the uphill trek along the thick forests and reach Himalaya Hotel. After a brief stopover, trek to the cave of Hinku and some more to arrive at the village of Deurali for the night.


    After an early breakfast at Deurali we trek along a river bank, make a tedious steep climb and arrive at Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC) at an altitude of 3,700 meters. The view from MBC is mesmerizing and rewarding with views of Annapurna, Gangapurna, and Machhapuchhre peaks. Camp at MBC for the night.


    Begin early today before dawn, as it’s a long day of trek. Starting from MBC, the vegetation grows thinner and as we tread uphill, the views become more and more beautiful. Today you will work overtime with your cameras as we trek towards ABC. Upon reaching Annapurna Base Camp, we will enjoy the views of several peaks in the Annapurna Massif. Leaving behind ABC, we retrace our steps to MBC and trek down further to the village of Bamboo.

  • After a leisurely morning in Bamboo, we begin the trek first coming to Sinuwa via an easy downhill trek. After a brief stop here, we head towards Chhomrong and on to Jhinu. The place has a natural hot-spring where you can relax in the hot water and let your muscles regain strength. Spend the rest of the day at leisure and stay overnight at Jhinu in a guesthouse.


    Get up at leisure, have your breakfast, take some photographs and ready to leave Jhinu. Start on the trail along Modi Khola and trek downhill for about five hours. After a brief stop at Birethanti, trek further to Nayapul where you will get on a vehicle and drive back to Pokhara.

What's Included?

  • For accommodation in Kathmandu, the Hotel will be a 3 star Hotel and the room will be on twin sharing basis which includes breakfast. The package for Kathmandu’s hotel is for 2 nights
  • Similarly, for accommodation in Pokhara, the Hotel will be a 3 star Hotel where the room will be on twin sharing basis, 2 nights
  • Permit to Conservation Area / national park
  • Trekkers’ Information Management Systems (TIMS) card
  • We further make arrangements of the best teahouses or lodge as far as possible in twin sharing basis throughout the trek journey
  • Regarding the guide, we provide you with a professional very helpful and friendly trekking guide who can speak fluently in English
  • The other assistant will also be provided if you are going in a group of two or more where the package will include their food, dally payment, transportation, and accommodation, along with covering up their insurance
  • A down jacket, duffle bag and a sleeping bag will also be provided during the trek
  • For transportation, we have roadways where we arrange tourist bus for solo travellers and private vehicle for group
  • A T-shirt, trekking map and a certificate of achievement after completion of the trek will also be provided
  • We also provide you with first aid kit
  • The package also includes all the official and governmental charges

What's not Included?

  • Visa arrangements and charges to Nepal (Obtain airport 15 days $25 – 30 days $ 40 -90 days $ 100)
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and seasonal fruit will be provided during the trekking (About 250- 300 $ entire trekking)
  • All kinds of soft and hard drinks
  • National and International plane fares
  • Luggage charges (especially if they go excessive)
  • Travel insurance (30 $)
  • For extra accommodation in Kathmandu (if it exceeds more days than mentioned in the itinerary) whatever the cause might be early arrival, late departure or early return from the trek
  • Along with accommodation, the same condition applies for food as well. You need to pay on your own for Breakfast, lunch and dinner for extra days even if it will be after returning back from the trek earlier than the mentioned date
  • Personal expenses like phone recharge, laundry, hot shower, bottled water, extra porters, extra snacks, etc.Tips for guides and porters are also excluded as it is not a compulsion but it is expected that you tip them

Trek Info

Here are some of the Trekking accessories that you require for the easy and convenient journey-

In general you will need four sleeping bags (we could provide you one for the trek), a duffel or a trekking bag of 70-80 liters (we can provide one), down jacket (this too we can provide one if needed for the trek) and a normal travel bag of 25-30 liters.

For clothing, you will require the following-

Upper body- For this-shirts, waterproof jacket, fleece jacket or pullover, water proof jacketare needed. Wind proof jacket are optional but preferred. For T-shirts, baggy cotton T-shirts are the best especially for warm days in lower altitudes. Moreover, we recommend synthetic T-shirts as they quickly absorb the moisture. Then, for the waterproof jacket, we recommend you to have nylon which is light.

Lower body- For this, you need hiking shorts, trekking pants, soft shell and hard shell pants, cotton pants or jeans. For hiking shorts, buy the fabric which dries quickly. For trekking pants, go for the ones which have zipper in the middle of the knees so that you can take off the bottom part when necessary. Forsoft shell pants, buy a synthetic fiber. Then, for hard shell, buy a waterproof one. Full zipper from top to bottom is preferred for both soft and hard shell pants. For extra wearable, have a pair of jeans or cotton pants.

Inner wears- Regarding inner wears, you need lightweight underwear which is preferably made up of synthetic. For women, own synthetic sports bras. You could also have swimsuit if you would like to.

Footwear- For this, you need a trekking boot, gaiters and sandals. For Trekking boots, get a hard sole lug-cleated boots for good performance for every kind of landscape. We then recommend you to have a pair as it helps keep your feet dry quickly and keeping dust, rocks and snow out of your shoes. We also suggest you to have a pair of sandals as it helps while you are in the lodge. Then, for socks, you require 4 pairs of synthetic and 3 pairs of woolen socks.

Hand wears- The hand essentials are gloves, mittens and hand warmers. For warm weather, buy synthetic or thin woolen gloves. For cold weather, buy a woolen or fleece gloves. While for mittens, Gore-Tex mittens are the best. Regarding hand warmers, it’s completely your choice whether you want to have or not.

Face protection- For protecting the face against the snowfalls, heavy wind, direct sun, etc. we recommend you to have a cap or a hat, a synthetic woolen hat, a lightweightedbalaclava, glacier glasses having 100% UV protected lens with side shields and hard-sided storage, headlamp, ear muffs, neck warmer, etc. Ear muffs and neck warmers are not necessary but are up to your choice.

First Aid Kit- Though the trekking guides will be carrying a first aid kit box, we suggest you to have one as well. So, for this, you will need to have basic emergency equipment. You can discuss with us regarding what all to take along with you.

Personal care- The personal care products that you will require while trekking are tooth brush, tooth paste (biodegradable is preferred), towel, soap, hand wash, sanitizers, wet wipes, deodorants, crèmes, etc. along with your other needs.

Miscellaneous but important- These include valid passport, passport size photos, airline ticket (and its copy), luggage locks, thick garbage bags, water bottle, small bag for travel documents, passport, wallet/purse, etc., pocket knife, sunscreen lotion (SPF 40 recommended) and lip balm of at least SPF 20.

Extras- The extras include trekking poles, snacks, books, games, chargers, binoculars, batteries, camera, guide book, extra glasses (if you wear), notebook/pen, sleeping bag liner, hydration bladder with drinking tube, pee bottle for men and pee funnel for women, thermos, etc.

Note- Tight fitting clothes especially made out of fabrics like lycra, especially to women can be offensive to the local villagers. So, make sure that you pack something to wear on top of them if you want to pack them.


The ideal time to trek in Nepal whether it is either in Autumn- from September to November or in Spring- from March to May. These two seasons are considered to be the best time due to good weather and moderate temperate suitable for trekking.
In regard to the difficulty of trekking in Nepal, it depends upon the mountain range. Not all the trekking routes are that difficult to climb but there are places where you can find trekking most challenging as well.
In order to be fit for trekking, you need to start walking more and possibly go for hiking or even short distance trekking before you trek for long distance like this. You can go for hiking in your own place nearby before coming to Nepal as well.
The documents that you will require for trekking in Nepal will be your passport which should be valid at least till next 6 months, a copy of your insurance, 2 or more passport sized photographs, flight tickets of course along with emergency contact number in case of any emergency.
Yes, travel insurance is necessary and while getting the insurance, make sure that the company covers the altitude that you are trekking at. And the other thing, it is even better if you get the insurance from your own country.
For altitude sickness, as it is quite common problems in higher altitude, we provide you with some of the guideline regarding what you can do at your own level if it is not much. But if the sickness continues to get worse then you should immediately get down to lower region. In case of emergency, our guides will take care of it as they are well trained with using first aid and have basic knowledge of physical injuries or some other problems. But if the injury, altitude sickness or any other problem arises then the rescue team will be contacted. For this reason, you insurance helps a lot.
Yes, you need to have a trekking guide if you are a new trekker as you may not know about so many things like mountaineering or altitude sickness or even about the topography, weather, etc. And most importantly you will be able to know about the place that you are travelling; the exact location and can also have a company. But if you have travelled and especially trekked a lot of places in Nepal trekked earlier as well for many times and think you don’t need a guide then you may proceed. But for this also, make sure that you have the permission from the local and government authorities as trekking guide is mostly compulsory in many parts of the Himalayan region.
This however is not a compulsion in many of the trekking routes but it is better if you take a porter along with you as you can enjoy your travelling experience without having to carry a lot of loads- your backpack. And the other reason the local people will get a work to earn for their daily requirements and as the people in High Himalayas don’t have riches and live a simple normal life, it will perhaps be a great help.
The permits that you need for the trek will be done by our company and need not worry about it. But however, for your information, you will need to have a TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card- this is a basic permit for trekking in Nepal along with the necessary permits of where exactly you are trekking if needed. You can also have FIT (Free Individual Trekker) if you are a solo trekker. But this is not valid for the restricted areas where you cannot go forward for solo trekking. The other necessities will be Valid passport with at least six month remaining before it expire, a valid Nepal visa, e-copy of passport sized photo. The other necessities will be done by the company itself.
Yes, you can solo trek or travel in Nepal. However, for trekking in higher altitudes where the regions are known as Restricted Areas, there you are not allowed to go alone as you will have to buy at least two permits. But the interesting thing is that in most of the areas you also need to carry a guide along with you. So, if you can manage to trek with your guide paying for his permit and being with him throughout the trek, then you possibly might be able to trek in that way. Otherwise, you can get along with someone who also wants to trek solo and go together instead.
The foods are usually served in the teahouses which will be plain but good and hygienic as they cook the vegetables nicely. They even soak iodine in water before cooking the vegetables so that you can get good and healthy food. Whereas if you are camping then you can get local foods that you can cook it. Since in higher altitudes, you won’t find refrigerators and frequent power cut; you will have to be vegetarian during the trek even if you are not. Then, regarding water facilities, bottled water is available up to the most of the Base Camp itself which will cost around US$1-4. But however, you should not drink water from the tap or streams.
For souvenirs, you can get good hand knitted woolen goods, hats, cashmere shawls, pashminas, Buddhist memorabilia, carved masks, puppets, wood carvings, jewelry, etc. as these are the things which are frequently bought by the tourists. You can get the souvenirs mostly at Thamel area when you are in Kathmandu. So, for all of the extra expenses including souvenirs, food and drinks other than what the Hotel/ Teahouse provides you, or perhaps some clothing or equipment for yourself then we recommend you to have around US$200-350 along with you. Besides that, you can withdraw money from ATMs while in Kathmandu as well.
Yes, you can buy trekking equipment in Kathmandu and it may even cost a little less amount but the quality of the product can’t be guaranteed. So, for this reason, we recommend you to bring the very necessary equipment like the trekking shoes along with you. But for other additional needs, you can buy it in Kathmandu itself.
You need to carry warm as well as cool clothing as there might be hotter in some of the places along the way or even in Kathmandu during summer season. Then, you have to have a sleeping bag as you might need it at times if the teahouses are unavailable or so in some places. The other things we recommend are small portion of snacks like chocolate bars, water proof wearable, cap, lotion, sunglasses, hand sanitizers, water bottle, first aid kit, etc. along with your daily necessities.
We don’t think you will need Ice axe or Crampons during trekking even in the Himalayas as the trails are marked nicely until and unless you go to trekking in the winter. Then, you will need them as there will be much more snowfall and will also be easy for you while trekking. In other season, instead of Crampons, we recommend you to have Micro spikes as they are not heavy and you can carry it easily. Plus, Micro spikes are comparatively less expensive as well. And regarding the Ice axe, we will provide you with one if it is really necessary though it’s not that necessary, as we will know more about the size and shape along with light weighted one.


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