Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp 4130 m.ratingbased on 4 reviews
  • Duration15 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Activity Trekking/Hiking
  • Max. Altitude 4130 m.
  • Group Size 1-20
  • Best Season September to May
Group Discount Prices
1 paxUS$845
2 - 6 paxUS$745
7 - 10 paxUS$695
11 - 15 paxUS$645
16 - 20 paxUS$595
  • Sweeping Himalayan vistas and lush jungle pathways
  • Stunning panoramas of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna
  • Superb sunrise views of the Himalayas from Poon Hill
  • The relaxing hot springs of Jhinu Danda
  • Cultural interaction and experiences

Second only to Everest in terms of popularity for base camp treks, the 15-Day Annapurna Base Camp Trek offers a stunning amphitheater of soaring peaks at its destination that many aficionados consider at least on a par with the Khumbu outlook towards the looming massifs of Everest and Lhotse. With Annapurna I standing supreme at a height of 8091m and buttressed by its sister peaks as well as Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre, the range presents one of the most dramatic and sweeping vistas in all of the Himalayas.

With a cultivated patchwork of wheat fields and terraced rice paddies carved out of the precipitous mountainsides on the one hand and a pristine and verdant landscape of rhododendron forests, myriad waterfalls, and countless scenic outlooks on the other, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek manages to neatly serve the needs of a diverse body of trekking enthusiasts thanks to the relative ease of the journey. Solo travelers, male or female, adventurous friends grouped, families with young children, complete novices or trail-hardened experts — the trek caters to them all.

Armed with the appropriate permits, our Annapurna Base Camp Trek commences at the beautiful lake city of Pokhara, from where we head out on the 1.5-hour drive to Nayapul. From there, we set out on a picturesque hike through lush jungles and Gurung villages towards Ghorepani and the nearby outlook of Poon Hill, famous throughout the world for offering up one of the most glorious panoramic views of the Himalayas.

After Poon Hill, we gradually hiked towards Annapurna Base Camp at an altitude of 4130m, where we stood humbled before the natural altar of the massive peaks that ranged around and above us. Do you want perspective? This is it.

The return journey offers a different and refreshing experience, and along the way, we’ll have the opportunity to avail ourselves of the invigorating hot springs at Jhinu Danda before making our way back to Pokhara.

So if you’re up for a scenically spectacular and culturally diverse trekking experience that’s relatively easy and suitable for all ages, then the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the perfect destination for you. Please get in touch with us now and see what we can arrange for this fascinating journey. We think you’ll love it.

Still, you are not satisfied? Go for the newly opened, less explored, and less touristy Mohare Danda Eco Community Lodge Trek or Khopra Danda Trek without any hesitation.

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  • Max. Altitude:1400m/4593ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:2/3 star hotel

Welcoming at the airport and transfer to your Hotel.

  • Max. Altitude:1400m/4539ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:2/3 star hotel

Free day for final trekking preparation and exploring the Kathmandu valley

  • Max. Altitude:822m/2697ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:2/3 Star Hotel

Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus. Time to take in the sights of Pokhara and its stunning setting by Phewa Lake.

  • Max. Altitude:1960m/6430ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

The trek begins after a drive to Nayapul and leads to the beautiful town of Birethanti where trekkers are required to register with their TIMS Card and Annapurna conservation area permits. From there the trail leads out towards Tikhedhunga, passing through a peaceful landscape of villages and farmland, with occasional forays through sections of virgin wilderness dotted with numerous waterfalls. 

  • Max. Altitude:2880m/9449ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

A suspension bridge heralds the physically challenging ascent on the far side of more than 3000 steps, a two-hour trial through more jungle-clad slopes and waterfalls that lead towards Ghorepani, a superbly sited town with magnificent mountain vistas.

  • Max. Altitude:2630m/8629ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

The day's trekking provides one of the journey's major highlights, a visit to Poon Hill to take in one of the most beautiful and panoramic vistas of the Himalayas, with matchless views of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna massif at sunrise. After a suitable pause to savor the superb scenery the trek continues towards Tadapani along one of the most superb trails in Nepal, with the immediacy of lush forests and abundant wildlife on either side and the soaring peaks in the background serving as an impossibly picturesque backdrop.

  • Max. Altitude:2170m/7119ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

From scenic Tadapani the trail descends to another gossamer-like suspension bridge that straddles the deep gorge near the village of Gurjung, then heads down towards Chhomrong, one of the most scenically captivating Gurung villages in the region, with a pretty stone-paved trail leading the way in and Annapurna South, Hiuchuli, and fishtail looming up in the background.

  • Max. Altitude:2600m/8530ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

From Chhomrong the trail begins heading to Annapurna Base Camp in earnest, winding through patches of the jungle to Dovan.

  • Max. Altitude:3230m/10597ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

The trek from Dovan to Deurali takes the hiker ever closer to the base camp, ascending 600 meters into alpine terrain, the Annapurna range looming larger with each passing hour on the trail.

  • Max. Altitude:4130m/13550ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

The most challenging day on the trek waits as the path ascends steadily through to the legendary base camp made famous by the likes of Herzog, Bonnington, and Messner. The glorious panoramas and close-up of the Annapurna massif and the nearby glacier are ample rewards for the long journey.

  • Max. Altitude:2310m/7579ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

The return journey to Bamboo descends by 1800 meters and offers a refreshing perspective on the trail.

  • Max. Altitude:1780m/5840ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea house

After nine days on the trail, nothing could seem more restful for tired limbs than the opportunity to ease into the natural hot springs at Jhinu Danda, one of the trek's more delightful bonuses.

  • Max. Altitude:822m/2697ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:2/3 star hotel

The final day of the trek, winding through peaceful farmlands and villages on the way back to Siwai and the return transportation to Pokhara.

  • Max. Altitude:1400m/4593ft.

A long day's drive by bus provides numerous scenic opportunities - and thrills - along the way.

    Farewell and drop-off at the airport, or the opportunity to join another of our programs.

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    What's Included
    Cost Includes
    • Complementary airport picks up and drops off
    • Complementary welcome dinner
    • Two-night stay on arrival in Kathmandu with Breakfast included (twin share basis)
    • Two-night stay in a standard hotel in Pokhara (twin share basis)
    • All necessary trekking permits such as Annapurna conservation area permit, TIMS card, etc.
    • All accommodations during the trek
    • Three meals a day during the trek
    • Fresh fruit each day if and when available
    • Complementary duffel bag, agency T-shirt, trekking map, sleeping bag if needed
    • Government-registered and first-aid-trained professional local guide who speaks English
    • First-aid kit
    • Return travel by bus between Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Return travel by taxi between Pokhara to Nayapul
    • Staff insurance, meals, accommodation, equipment, transportation, etc.
    • Rescue arrangements if necessary
    • Agency service charge and government tax/VAT
    • Certificate of achievement
    Cost Excludes
    • International airfare and Nepal visa fee
    • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
    • Personal Insurance, personal expenses, loss of property and theft, etc.
    • Sightseeing costs (temples, monasteries entrance fee, etc.)
    • All beverages, snacks, and additional expenses such as laundry, hot showers, battery charging, wifi, etc.
    • Tips to staff
    Dates & Availability
    Start:SaturdayApr 01, 2023
    End:SaturdayApr 15, 2023
    Start:SaturdayApr 15, 2023
    End:SaturdayApr 29, 2023
    Start:TuesdayApr 25, 2023
    End:TuesdayMay 09, 2023


    Are you satisfied with the fixed departure dates? If not, do not worry! We are more than happy to organize private vs. group joining on any dates you prefer. Let's contact the local experts now.

    Useful Information
    • Make sure you have proper trekking gear before starting the trek.
    • Medical Kit and Personal Insurance
    • Respect the local culture and ask for permission before taking photos or videos of locals.
    • Listen to your guide and be aware of the avalanches and altitude sickness around Base Camp.
    • Save nature and its flora and fauna.
    • Drink at least 3 liters of water per day.
    4Travelers' Reviews
    • TripAdvisor
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      The most wonderful experience of my life

      Me and my friend we had the most best experiences it take 7 days to reach the summit even it was middle of winter our guide MR. Gautam Neupane he managed to make it easier and know Exactly our fitness level and needs with fully satisfied also, the office manager he kept following up with us to insure that we are safe and happy.

      Thanks for Nepal Trekking Experts and the really thanks and I appreciate what our Brother the guide Gautam did he was more then close friends with high professional communication. cant wait to see you again.

      Raed GunimApr 19, 2020Saudi Arabia
    • TripAdvisor
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      Amazing trip with an amazing guide

      Two friends and I were doing the Annapurna Base Camp trek and from home we were recommended to trek with Rabin. We talked a lot with Rabin over e-mail before we actually went to Nepal, and he was more than willing to answer all of our questions and to give us the information that we needed. When we arrived in Kathmandu airport Rabin were there to pick us up, and he took us to a nice hotel in the city. During the trek Rabin has been extremely helpful whenever we needed something or asked for something, patient, funny, and good at telling us about the trek we were doing. I don't think that we could ever have wished for a better guide than Rabin, and we miss him now that we don't see him every day. Later on we did a shorter (3 days) trek in the Kathmandu Valley with another guide named Bhoj. Bhoj was also a very talented guide, and like Rabin, very good at English. Bhoj knew a lot about all the nature that we walked past, and he was good at making us try some locale wine and fruits while doing the trek. All in all we had an amazing experience with Nepal Trekking Experts, and I would definitely recommend them!

      CamillaApr 15, 2018Denmark
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