Annapurna Base Camp Trek

11 Days

Mount Annapurna is the 10th highest mountain in the world, and the hike to its base camp is the dream of adventure enthusiasts from across the globe. Annapurna Base Camp, also spelled (ABC Trek), is one of the most popular trekking trips in Nepal, leading to the base of Mount Annapurna. 

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek showcases the breathtaking beauty of the Annapurna mountain range, boasting towering peaks like Annapurna I, the iconic Machapuchare (Fishtail), Dhaulagiri, and Hiunchuli. Trekkers traverse diverse landscapes, from lush rhododendron forests to rugged terrain, passing picturesque villages adorned with traditional Nepalese culture. Along the journey, encounters with the warm hospitality of local communities add a unique and enriching dimension to the experience.

The Annapurna Base Camp trek itinerary comprises 11 days, considered shorter compared to other trekking trips. Additionally, the trek itinerary can be customized to individual demands. Those with limited time can shorten the trip duration by 2-3 days, while those with less physical fitness or disabilities can extend the trip by an extra 2-3 days.

Autumn and Spring are considered favorable times for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Proper trekking gear and clothing make the trip meaningful. Our experienced and certified trekking guides ensure a successful journey.


Day 1:
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m / 4,593ft)

Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.
Rest and prepare for the trek.
Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2:
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (827m / 2,713ft)

6-7 hour drive through scenic landscapes.
Explore Pokhara, a beautiful lakeside city.
Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 3:
Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (1,570m / 5,150ft)

Drive to Nayapul (1.5 hours).
Trek from Nayapul to Tikhedhunga (4-5 hours).
Overnight in Tikhedhunga.

Day 4:
Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,840m / 9,318ft)

Trek through rhododendron forests and cross several small villages.
6-7 hours trek.
Overnight in Ghorepani.

Day 5:
Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,610m / 8,563ft) via Poon Hill (3,210m / 10,531ft)

Early morning hike to Poon Hill for sunrise views over the Himalayas.
Return to Ghorepani for breakfast.
Trek to Tadapani (5-6 hours).
Overnight in Tadapani.

Day 6:
Tadapani to Chhomrong (2,170m / 7,119ft)

Trek through dense forests and enjoy views of Annapurna South and Machapuchare.
5-6 hours trek.
Overnight in Chhomrong.

Day 7:
Chhomrong to Bamboo (2,310m / 7,578ft)

Descend to the Chhomrong Khola River and then climb to Sinuwa.
Continue through forests to Bamboo.
4-5 hours trek.
Overnight in Bamboo.

Day 8:
Bamboo to Deurali (3,230m / 10,597ft)

Trek through bamboo and rhododendron forests.
Pass by Dovan and Himalaya before reaching Deurali.
4-5 hours trek.
Overnight in Deurali.

Day 9:
Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m / 13,550ft) via Machapuchare Base Camp (3,700m / 12,139ft)

Trek to Machapuchare Base Camp.
Continue to Annapurna Base Camp, surrounded by towering peaks.
5-6 hours trek.
Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.

Day 10:
Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo

Descend back to Bamboo following the same route.
6-7 hours trek.
Overnight in Bamboo.

Day 11:
Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1,780m / 5,839ft)

Trek back to Chhomrong and then descend to Jhinu Danda.
Enjoy the hot springs at Jhinu Danda.
5-6 hours trek.
Overnight in Jhinu Danda.

Day 12:
Jhinu Danda to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara

Trek to Nayapul (5-6 hours).
Drive back to Pokhara.
Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 13:
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

6-7 hour drive back to Kathmandu.
Rest and explore Kathmandu.
Overnight in Kathmandu.


Cost Includes

  • Ground Transportation: All necessary ground transportation as per itinerary
  • Kathmandu Hotel: Three nights Kathmandu hotel accommodation with B&B mode
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing: A day sightseeing at Kathmandu, visit some of the popular UNESCO World heritage sites
  • Welcome dinner: Welcome dinner with the presence of trekking staffs and admin team
  • Permit: Necessary trekking permit including national park, TIMS card and local permits
  • Guide: A professional and experienced trekking guide, fluent in English and first aid trained too.
  • Trekking mode services: Accommodation in local tea house and lodge, three course of meals in each day with hot water, tea and coffee as needed
  • Trekking map: A trekking map
  • Medical kit: A group medical kit box

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Meals, during your stay in Kathmandu
  • Alcoholic beverage
  • Bottled water and cold drinks
  • Internet card (wifi)
  • Laundry services
  • Extra services that not mentioned in the above included list
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What is the best time to trek to Annapurna Base Camp?

The best time to trek to Annapurna Base Camp is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season from March to May and the post-monsoon (autumn) season from September to November. During these periods, the weather is generally clear, offering stunning views of the mountains, and the temperatures are moderate, making trekking conditions more comfortable.

How difficult is the Annapurna Base Camp trek?

The Annapurna Base Camp trek is considered moderately difficult. It involves several days of trekking through varied terrain, including steep ascents and descents. While no technical climbing skills are required, a good level of physical fitness and stamina is necessary to handle the daily hikes that can range from 4 to 7 hours. Acclimatization to the altitude is also important to prevent altitude sickness.