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Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 13 Days

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Trip Facts

Trekking Destination: Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Minimum altitude: 800m.

Maximum altitude: 4130m.

Grade Info: Moderate

Season: September to late December and February to late June.

Transportation: Tourist Bus

Total Days: 13 Days (Kathmandu - Kathmandu)

Walking Hour: Approximately 6 - 7 hours each day.

Highlights: Pokhara, Ghandruk, Annapurna base camp, hot spring.

Cost: US$645

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Cost Info
  • Reviews

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a unique experience for adventurers, beginners and experts. It attracts almost 70,000 trekkers a year and is an exciting experience that will exceed most adventures.There are several typical Gurung and Poon Magar ethnic groups living in the region. Ghandruck and Chhomrong are some of the impressive and beautiful villages in this area It is wonderful to see the culture, the languages, the lifestyles and the “dress ups” of the local population. Another specialty of the Annapurna Base Camp are the Rhododendron forests and around March and April you will see the blooms in all their glory. This flower is the national emblem of Nepal.

During the Annapurna Base Camp Trek you will also discover an element of culture, apart from the natural exploration. .As you pass through Gurung and Managi villages, you will be able to observe the ethnic lifestyle and cultural riches of the Himalaya. Watching the locals and mingling with them can be a most rewarding experience during the trek. Poon Hill is a famous view point where you look out at the Annapurna Range, the Dhaulagiri Range, Machhapuchhre and the Manaslu region. It is very common for trekkers to arise before dawn and watch a spectacular sunrise from Poon Hill. If you continue from here to Annapurna Base Camp 4130m you will be surrounded by the mighty mountains of Machapuchhare 6993m, Annapurna 1 8091m and Hiunchuli 6441m, Annapurna South 7091, Lamjung Himal 6,986m, On the return to Pokhara we pass through Jhinu where there is a natural hot spring, gifted by nature. From the Jhinu danda its located 20 minutes down, besides of Modi khola.  Pokhara is situated on Fewa lake and is a wonderful place to relax after your trek.You can do something special in Kathmandu before your departure to your country, You shouldn't miss to going on our Kathmandu sightseeing tour. Seeing the world Heritage sites and last minute shopping  would be wonderful program with us. You will have lifelong memories and will no doubt wish to return after this type of experience.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)

Day 2: Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m) 6-7 hours

Day 3: Nayapul and trek to Tikhadhunga (1540m). 4-5 hours

Day 4:Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (3200m) 6-7 hours

Day 5: Hike to Poon Hill and Trek to Tadapani (2700m). 5-6 hours

Day 6: Tadapani to Sinuwa (2340m) 6-7 hours

Day 7: Sinuwa to Deurali (3230m) 6 hours

Day 8: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) 5 hours

Day 9: Base Camp to Bamboo (2340m) 6 hours

Day 10: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (Jhinu Hot Spring) (1780m) 5 hours

Day 11: Jhinu Danda to Nayapul – 5 Hours, and drive back to Pokhara – 1:30 Hour

Day 12: Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 13: Final Departure

Some Related Information

The Trekking Day

For the Annapurna Base Camp Trek you will stay at Tea House, before start your trek you need need to pack up your trekking bag before breakfast, as porters will set off early. After breakfast approximately 2-3 hours of trekking you take a break for lunch somewhere in the trail. After a relaxing lunch, you typically spend around 2-3 hours or even more sometimes on the trail before reaching your stopping point. Throughout the day, you will take frequent rest breaks and take time to admire the fascinating mountains views. You take plenty of pictures of yourself with incredibly panoramic mountains view of Annapurna Region, rivers, landscapes, prayer flags, temples, etc. Once you arrive at your tea house, you take a rest and Dinner is generally around 7pm. After your dinner our guide will take your breakfast order for tomorrow and he will give you briefing for tomorrow trip.

What you carry for day pack bag

You need to carry your day pack for your personal items like your water bottle, your money, and some others medicine, camera etc.Your guide will let you know each evening of any extra items you will need for the following day. If you have a comfortable day pack you load will only be a few kilograms and hardly noticeable.


In Kathmandu part we provide breakfast but during the trek we have three meal (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner), Every Tea House have their own menu so you can order menu food item but if you have big group like 20 pax guide will choose the food for you.


Accommodation in Kathmandu we will provide you deluxe room with private facilities on Breakfast basic. During the Trekking you will have Tea House and is of a basic (normal) standard. Twin Rooms or multi share with basic shared toilet facilities. Hot Showers are available in some places but they will charge directly to client when they ask for hot shower.


Transportation within Kathmandu valley is done with Cars or Jeeps, Van, Hiace, Coaster bus, Mini bus, Coaches depending upon the group size. In trekking region, transportation mean is hiking and in some cases Yaks / horses or donkeys are used for baggage carriage. In this trekking route, hiking is the major mean of transportation while your baggage will be carried by porters .

Trekking Staff

The Guide is in overall charge of the trek and looking after you. This is the person you should go to with all problems, concerns and questions. All our guides are trained in all aspects of trekking, conservation, high altitude medicine, and first-aid and emergency procedures. They are professionals selected for their knowledge and passion for Nepal and its peoples.


Transport your duffle bags / rucksack – one porter for every two trekkers in Tea house trekking and camping (Tented camp) trekking it is depend on luggage/ equipment that we need for your camping trekking.

Trek Grading

It is impossible to have a 'foolproof' grading system as everyone has different expectations and perceptions of their own fitness level. Remember that no trek in the Himalaya is a stroll as all involve going up and down at altitude and that altitude affects everyone differently. Regardless of age or fitness, preparation before you arrive is essential. Aerobic activity, swimming, cycling or brisk walking is recommended or, at the very least, walk up and down stairs in your trekking boots but some can do this trekking without did any preparation of trekking.


It should be better to bring the USD in Nepal. Because you can change everywhere easily.

You should exchange enough money into Nepalese Rupees to last the entire time of your trek before leaving Kathmandu. You can find the money exchange counters near your hotel and there are no exchange facilities in villages / trekking trails if they change they will take more commission.


Tipping is a personal and voluntary matter and tips are not included in the trip price but who will working for you they are expect the tips so you can give tips directly to them at end of your trekking / tours and tipping is not any limitation so you can give tips as much you like if they will make you happy.


It is main important part of the trip. Your Travel insurance is not included in the trip price. Your travel insurance must provide cover against personal accident, medical expenses, emergency evacuation and repatriation (including helicopter evacuation) and personal liability. is included trekking crews' against personal accident.


There are no specific health requirements for travel into Nepal. However, for the trekking in Himalayas, you are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have positive attitude, self confidence and strong determination, you can accomplish this trek successfully but you should consult your doctor for up-to-date information regarding vaccinations, high altitude medication and medications for any reasonably foreseeable illnesses whilst traveling in Nepal. Some part of trekking have a small health post for emergency treatment with limited equipments, limited health workers and medication. Be aware that some drugs, including anti-malarial, have side effects at altitude. Please discuss this carefully with your doctor.
Please be aware that you will be in remote areas and away from medical facilities for some time during this trip. We strongly recommend that you carry a personal First Aid kit as well as sufficient quantities of any personal medical requirements (including a spare pair of glasses).

Altitude Sickness

AMS (acute mountain sickness) is a serious issue. It is the result of the failure of the body to adapt to high altitude and can affect anyone, regardless of age or fitness. It usually occurs above 1,800 meters and the likelihood of being affected increases as you ascend. The way to reduce the affects of altitude is to ascend slowly, 300 meters per day above 3,000 meters until you have acclimatized. Poor acclimatization results in headache, nausea, sleeplessness, difficulty breathing and swelling of fingers and glands. The only cure for AMS is to descend to lower altitude and your guide's decision on this matter is final. When you are planning to trek above 3,000 meters we recommend not walks faster. If you will get altitude sickness please consult with your guide to go down at least 500 meters to recover.

Nepal Visa

Multiple entry visas are available on arrival at Kathmandu airport and all land borders except the citizens of Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, and Palestine, Afghanistan. Multiple entry visas can be obtained from the immigration points costing US Dollars 25 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 15 days multiple entry visas, US Dollars 40 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent there to for 30 days multiple entry visa, US Dollars 100 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 90 days multiple entry visa.

Packing for your Trekking

you will need to bring a comfortable medium sized daypack to carry the things you will need during the day. This should have a waist strap or (better) a padded waist belt.

• Walking shoes / trekking bootsSocks, several pair of heavy wool outer socks and a few pairs of nylon inner socks.

• Some pairs of Pants, shirts, T shirts 

• Skirts med-calf to above the ankle

• Worm sleeping bag and  jacket

• Water bottle and Trekker's bag

• Head Light

• Toiletries ( soap, towel , toothbrush, washcloth ,paste , Comb and shampoos )

• Lighter and Sunglasses

• Raincoat ( monsoon season )

• Hand bag / day bag

• Walking shoes with new waffle soles(monsoon season)

• Waterproof jacket.( monsoon season)

• Plastic sheeting for covering the bag ( monsoon season)

• Shaving paraphernalia for men

• Woolen hat (high place or snowy place)

• Woolen sweater or down jacket (high place or snowy place)

• Woolen long Underwear (high place or snowy place)

• Good Trekking boots (high place or snowy place)

• Sun cream and Sandal for night

• Some other worm cloths .

• Some dry food

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)

Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport you will be warmly greeted by a representative from the Himalaya Trekking Team. After completion of customs formalities. we will collect your luggage and escort you to your Hotel. If it is your first visit, you will be enthralled to see the city of Kathmandu and marvel at the way traffic moves about the city in a type of organised chaos. Kathmandu is a historic and mesmerizing city.

Day 2: Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m) 6-7 hours

We head to Pokhara in the morning along the Prithivi Highway. There are many interesting views on this trip including mountains, rivers, waterfalls and jungle as well as farm terraces and villages. It takes approximately 7 hours to drive to Pokhara and after we arrive you can rest or take a walk around the lakeside and city.

Day 3: Nayapul and trek to Tikhadhunga (1540m). 4-5 hours

In the morning we take a short drive to Nayapul. After preparation with the porters the trail commences with an easy walk along the river toward Birethanti. We stop at the ACAP office to complete formalities and then head on toward Bhurundi Khola. There is wonderful scenery as we pass through several countryside villages along the way to Tikhedhunga. Overnight in tea house.

Day 4: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (3200m) 6-7 hours

Today we prepare for the long uphill to Ulleri. This track has 3100 stone steps amazingly landscaped along the valley.These steps can be tiring but the beautiful views give you the incentive to keep on climbing. After a short walk from Ulleri the trail leads through a forest of rhododendron and continues uphill to Ghorepani. At Ghorepani there are excellent views of the Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri, the seventh highest mountain in the world. Overnight in tea house.

Day 5: Hike to Poon Hill and Trek to Tadapani (2700m). 5-6 hours

Today you will see the amazing sunrise viewed from the famous Poon Hill. We leave before dawn for the 1 hour walk to this memorable location. It is a photographers dream to see the sun rise and bathe the mountains in their shining glory. An hour after sunrise we will return to the lodge at Ghorepani for breakfast and then trek down to Tadapani. Then follows some steep climbing which in places is assisted by stone steps. Following a few “up and downs” we reach Deurali for a short break.
Later, we pass through a forest and end with an easier walk to the ridge and a steep downhill to a suspension bridge. We arrive in Tadapani and overnight in a tea house.

Day 6: Tadapani to Sinuwa (2340m) 6-7 hours

After drop down from the forest for a while and continue down to the river to cross suspension bridge at the bottom and an easy walk after short climb. The trail leads continue to the Chomrong and steep downhill to the bottom of the hill then continue climb to Sinuwa.

Day 7: Sinuwa to Deurali (3230m) 6 hours

We start with an easy walk through a forest toward Bamboo and later we climb to Dovan. The trail then leads along the valley toward Himalaya where we may stop for lunch. After lunch we continue our climb to Deurali. Overnight in tea house.

Day 8: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) 5 hours

We commence the day with a steady climb up the valley till we reach Machhapuchhare Base Camp. This is where we then rest for an hour. You can choose to stay here or take the climb to ABC. The climb to ABC is perhaps better for those feeling fit and healthy at this stage.

Day 9: Base Camp to Bamboo (2340m) 6 hours

We return to Bamboo following the same trail in the reverse direction. The trail drops 1700m to the bank of the Modi Khola and Bamboo. There are a number of tea houses/lodges to overnight in Bamboo.

Day 10: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (Jhinu Hot Spring) (1780m) 5 hours

After enjoying breakfast we head uphill, with the assistance of many stone steps, to a ridge and then it is an easy walk to Sinuwa. We then drop to the bottom of the hill before climbing again to Chomrong. We lunch at Chomrong and then commence a quite steep drop down to Jhinu. After we are organised at the tea house; we have the opportunity to walk 15 minutes downhill to the hot spring on the bank of the river. You can relax and enjoy the hot spring before returning to the overnight accommodation.

Day 11: Jhinu Danda to Nayapul – 5 Hours, and drive back to Pokhara – 1:30 Hour

We walk at the right side of Modi Khola for about 5 hours to Birethanti which can be considered one of the best and the most relaxing walks of the entire Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Upon reaching Nayapul, we take a Jeep and drive back to Pokhara where we stay overnight at hotel

Day 12: Pokhara to Kathmandu

You have the option to fly or drive back to Kathmandu. Flying takes about 20 minutes compared to about 6 hours by road. Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 13: Departure

A representative from the Himalaya Trekking Team will assist you to the airport for departure. You will know we have done everything we can to leave you with an unforgettable travel experience in Nepal. We hope you will return.

Cost: US$645


  • Airport pick up and transfer
  • 2 Night Hotel in Kathmandu 3* Level on Breakfast Basic
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara & return by regular tourist bus
  • Tourist standard hotel in Pokhara with breakfast as per above itinerary
  • Pokhara to Nayapul (Trekking starting point) & return by private car
  • Breakfast During the Trek
  • Comfortable, clean and private accommodation at tea house/lodge during the trekking time
  • One Advance Adventures Trek leader (English speaking, First Aid and eco trained), one Sherpa porter on each two trekkers in a group, their entire trekking expenses, salary, insurance
  • Annapurna Conservation entry fee and permit
  • TIMS Card( Trekkers Security Card)
  • All necessary gov and local taxes as required
  • Trekking Certificate
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Trekking Pole
  • Farewell dinner
  • Final airport departure


  • Nepal Visa fees, intl. airfare in/out to Nepal
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Trekking days. Meal (each items  cost about $4 - $6 dollar (depending on place where you eat)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
  • Tips for Guide & Porters & any extending trip days

“Annapurna base camp trip”

A big thanks to Mr Uttam during my abc trip. He is professional and a caring guide throughout my trip on Nov2016. I will be meeting him again for EBC trek on Oct 2017... good job
Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 13 Days

Amazing Annapurna Base Camp Trek


I had Good trip with my friend Uttam! Our trip was really awesome the place was really nice and nice guys ! Definitely I will comeback here with my friend for Everest Base Camp Trek next year and highly recommended to Himalaya Trekking Team for Nepal Trip, Do not hesitate to contact with Himalaya Trekking Team for your Adventure Trip in Nepal.. see you soon

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 13 Days

“Breathtaking views and Fantastic Experiences”

We did the Poon Hill and Annarpurna base camp trek and it was absolutely lovely. Breathtaking views, nice people and memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you Mr Ob and Uttam for planning the trip so well. Will highly recommend to all nature lovers, amateur photographers and trekkers.

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