Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 14 Days

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek (4130m/13550feet.) is one of the most happening treks in Nepal situated at the south of the great Annapurna. Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal. It is quite easy and shorter trek than other high altitude treks in Nepal. This Annapurna trek incorporates diverse terrain, culture, and wildlife. Along with the most spectacular and close up view of Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, and Dhaulagiri.

The Annapurna Base Camp is a high glacial basin lying 40 km directly north of Pokhara. This oval-shaped plateau sits at an altitude of over 4000 metres. It surrounded by a ring of mountains, the Annapurna range most of which are over 7000 metres. 14 Days Annapurna Base Camp trek is a moderate nature trek. Ghandruk and Chhomrong village, Annapurna base camp (4130m.) and Jhinu(Natural hot spring) are major attraction of this trek. Annapurna base camp is surrounded by many Himalayan ranges which include the Annapurna range and famous virgin fishtail (Machhapuchhre) mountain that dominate the skyline above Pokhara.

The devastating earthquake of 25 April and 12 May was kinder to the Annapurna region. It suffered the least damage. According to Miyamoto International’s report on damage assessment, less than 1 percent of the route and 3 percent of guesthouses dismantled during an earthquake. Most of the damage occurred on the Annapurna Circuit trail rather than ABC trail. So, the region welcomed trekkers during the peak season of autumn (September-November).

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Video

  • You can relax in the hot water pool at Jhinu Danda after returning from the Base Camp.
  • You will have the privilege of exploring the two base camps- Annapurna Base Camp (4130 meters) and Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700 meters) on the same trip.
  • You will know about the culture, traditions, and typical living practices of Gurung people in Ghandruk village.
  • You can click a 360-degree view of Annapurna ranges, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre Himal from the Annapurna Base Camp.
  • You will have a pleasant time following the waves of Modi Khola and walking through the forests with diverse flora and fauna.
Day 1
Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m). Overnight at a Hotel.

Day 2
Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek Preparation

Day 3
Fly to Pokhara (900 m) and drive to Nayapul and Trek to Tikhedunga (1,570 m) – 4 hours. . Overnight at a Hotel.

Day 4
Trek Tikhedunga to Ghorepani (2,840 m) – 5 hours.

Day 5
Hike up to Poon Hill (3,210 m) and Trek to Tadapani (2,610 m) – 7 hours.

Day 6
Trek to Chomrong (2,140 m) – 5 hours.

Day 7
Trek to Himalaya Hotel (2,950 m) – 6 hours.

Day 8
Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 m) – 7 hours.

Day 9
Trek to Bamboo (2345 m) – 6 hours.

Day 10
Trek to Jhinu (1,780 m) – 5 hours.

Day 11
Trek to Nayapul (1,010 m), Drive to Pokhara – 5.5 hours

Day 12
Rest day at Pokhara / Pokhara sightseeing tour

Day 13
Fly Pokhara to Kathmandu. Rest time to shopping in Kathmandu

Day 14
Final departure. Nepal: once is not enough

Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by a private tourist vehicle
  • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu (3 nights only) and Pokhara (2 nights only) including breakfast
  • Kathmandu cultural tour by private vehicle and english speaking guide
  • Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu Flight tickets
  • Basic guesthouse accommodation during the trek in twin-share rooms ( 8 nights only)
  • Local Ace the Himalaya licensed English-speaking trekking guide
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests.)
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permit for trekking
  • Private tourist vehicle between Pokhara and Nayapul
  • Boating fee at Fewa Lake and entrance fee to Barahi Temple
  • Free Adventure Connexion duffel/kit bag and sun hat (yours to keep)
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges
  • Official expenses

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?

The Annapurna Base Camp trek is graded moderate-difficult. If you have registered for this trek, then here is some information that you must know in order to have a safe trek. At Adventure Connexion, we believe that as long as you are well-informed and well-prepared, you can survive easily at high altitudes.

The ABC trek has long distances to be covered everyday. Although there are no technical sections, this high altitude trek comes with several risks. The trek climbs very rapidly from Dovan to Machapuchare Base camp. There are several stretches with very steep ascents and descents. These are some of the things you need to be mindful of.

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

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. Sometimes your working hour is only 3/4 hours. While during pleasant and easy trails you walk for 6/7 hours.

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.

How long is the Annapurna base camp trek?

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes 7 to 12 days, depending on your itinerary and length of walking days. The itinerary presented here takes 12 days, starting from Nayapul (a 1 1/2 hour drive from Pokhara) and going north up to Ghorepani and the famous viewpoint at Poon Hill.

How difficult is Annapurna base camp trek?

The trails are difficult sometimes. Walking through the tedious ups and downs requires good stamina and patience. Some trekkers face the exhaustion during the trek. As you’ll pass through the long and steep 3300 step stone stairs.

Do you need a guide for Annapurna base camp?

Yes, you need a guide to do a Annapurna Base Camp trek. It’s very easy and safe to do this but if you decide you want one wait until you’re in Nepal to find a guide as it will be much cheaper than booking through an international agency. 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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Trip Facts

  • 4130m/13550ft.
  • 2-15 people
  • Fly In / Fly Out
  • Trekking in Annapurna Region
  • March - May / Sept - Dec