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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The ABC trek is one of the most visited and preferred treks in Nepal from people all over the world. This trekking region is a wonderful combination of mountain scenery

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    Trip Duration 12 Days

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    Max, Altitude 4160 meters

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    Type Trekking

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    Best Season Sept - May

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    Meals Included

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    Accommodation Guest House

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    Activity Trekking

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    Difficulty Moderate


  • Witness the breathtaking sunrise along the panoramas from Poon Hill.
  • Explore diverse flora and fauna in lush, green forests.
  • Experience the local life of the local Gurung and Magar cultures.
  • Marvel at the iconic Annapurna Massif and Machapuchare peaks.
  • Reach the base of the revered “Fishtail” mountain, Machapuchare.
  • Stand at Annapurna Base Camp, surrounded by towering peaks.
  • Rejuvenate in the natural hot springs at Jhinu Danda.
  • Traverse diverse landscapes, from terraced fields to alpine meadows.
  • Encounter glacial moraines and the Annapurna Glacier up close.
  • Appreciate the rich cultural diversity of ethnic groups.
  • Challenge yourself and achieve personal growth


The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a 12-day journey that immerses you in the heart of the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is a true gem among the treks on earth. Get ready for an incredible journey spanning 110km (68 miles) of true breadth-taking landscapes. From the enchanting lush green forests to the exhilarating high-altitude terrains, this Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a feast for trek lovers. Your adventure kicks off and concludes in the vibrant city of Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. It surely will provide you with a seamless loop experience that’s both convenient and captivating.

Best Time for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The best seasons for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). These times of the year offer the best of the clear skies, mild temperatures that one can withstand, and stable weather conditions. These times of the year make the trek a seamless journey. 

Trek Permits for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)

To acquire the ACAP permit for Annapurna Base Camp Trek, you can visit the Tourism Board of Nepal or Pokhara. The cost of this permit is NPR 3000 during normal working days. 

Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Card

The TIMS permit can be obtained from the TAAN office in Kathmandu. For individual trekkers, the cost of a TIMS permit is 20 USD.

Please NOTE: All of these permits will be managed by Himalayan Trekking for an organised Trek. 

Document Requirements for Annapurna Base Camp Trek Permits

To ensure a seamless acquisition of both ACAP and TIMS permits for Annapurna Base Camp Trek, it is essential to prepare the required documents:

  • A copy of your valid passport.
  • Two passport-sized photographs.
  • A detailed trekking itinerary, outlining your route and the areas you will explore.
  • The necessary fee for the permits, payable in Nepali currency.

How Difficult is Annapurna Base Camp Trek:

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is graded as a moderate trek. Thus, it is suitable for individuals with a reasonable level of fitness. While the trek involves uphill and downhill sections, the pace is gradual, allowing for acclimatization. Our experienced guides will ensure your safety and comfort throughout the entire journey to Annapurna Base Camp Trek.


Begin a soul-healing Annapurna Base Camp Trek journey with Himalayan Trekking Pvt. Ltd. to the Annapurna Base Camp in Nepal. Let the majestic mountains, charming villages, and serene landscapes captivate your senses. This adventure is an invitation to explore nature’s beauty, challenge your limits, and experience Nepal’s hospitality firsthand. 

Join us, and let the Himalayas speak out to you on this amazing Annapurna Base Camp Trek. 

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Detailed Itinerary

Our Team will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and will be
displaying your name signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective
hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Overnight at Hotel

  • 3 Star hotel in Kathmandu
  • No Meal Included

Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Pokhara by a private bus, it takes about 6-7 hours drive
Pokhara – A beautiful valley set on the banks of the Phewa Lake, Pokhara is also known for its panoramic
views of Annapurna, Machapuchare (shape of fish tail) in the north, Dhaulagiri in the west, Lamjung Himal
and Manaslu in the east. It is smaller and much less hectic than Kathmandu, hence providing the perfect
starting point for our trek. Overnight at a hotel.

  • 3 Star Hotel in Pokhara
  • Breakfast Included

Breakfast at the hotel and take jeeps for drive to Ulleri via Nayapul, It is a scenic drive through the local
villages. After reaching the Ulleri, You will have village walking Tour. Overnight at a guesthouse.

  • Local Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

We move on towards the steep climb to Ulleri, a large Magar village at an altitude of 2,070m. The trail
ascends more gently from this point, through fine forests of oak and rhododendrons towards Banthanti at
2,250m. Then we trek towards Nangethanti at 2,460m. After an hour walk we arrive at Ghorepani (2,840m).
Overnight at a guesthouse.

  • Local Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Today, very early in the morning, we start an hour hiking to Poon Hill at an elevation of 3,210m, a brilliant
mountain range spectacle; this vantage point provides an unobstructed view of the sunrise over the high
Himalayas. There we spend about 1 hour, then returning to Ghorepani we take a hot breakfast at a hotel.
Then we make a climb along ridges, and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2,960m). After
that we descend to the Banthanti, then turning off to Tadapani. Overnight at a guesthouse.

  • Local Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

The day starts with a steep downhill through rhododendron forests. Leaving Tadapani, we descend through
the forests and then the trail eases as we reach Gurjung which is the village of Gurung people, with an easy
walk to Chommrong at an elevation of 2,140 m. If time permits, you will further 1-30 hour trek to Sinuwa. Overnight at a guesthouse.

  • Local Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Today the trail drops down to the Chhomrong Khola and again we continue climbing to Khuldighar at
2,380m where there used to be an ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area) check post. There is a clearing in
the forest a little further on, from which, the route travels very steeply down a rock bank then levels out,
running through thickets of bamboo at the bottom of the gorge, keeping always on the west side of the river.
We walk through bamboo, then rhododendron forests to the Himalayan Hotel. Overnight at a guesthouse.

  • Local Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Today the trail climbs on past the Hinko Cave, Deurali and then Machhapuchhare Base Camp, which isn’t
really a base camp since climbing the mountain is not permitted. Since it is totally surrounded by mountains,
this area is known as the Annapurna Sanctuary. Two hours trek from Machhapuchhare Base Camp takes
you to the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) at elevation of 4,130m. There, you will view unobstructed views of
mountain scenery, which is very spectacular. Overnight at a guesthouse.

  • Local Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

We follow the same trail down today the trail drops by 1,700m to the bank of Modi Khola to Bamboo at
2,345m where there are a few teahouse/lodges available to stay at. Overnight at a guesthouse.

  • Local Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

We follow the same trail until Chommrong. Once we have passed Khuldighar there is an experimental sheep
farm, the trail continues through rhododendron and bamboo fields. From Chomrong the trail descends very
steeply to the Jhinu hot spring. After lunch our guide will take you to Natural Hot spring for bath and back to
hotel for relax and night stay

  • Local Guest House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Breakfast and  cross the suspension bridge where you can take local jeep to drive Pokhara. After lunch in Pokhara, you
will visit Fewa lake for boating, Devis fall and cave and back to hotel enjoy delicious dinner, shopping and
Overnight at Hotel.

  • 3 Star Hotel in Pokhara
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Kathmandu by a Bus. Free time at your leisure and shopping. Evening,
will have dinner at Nepali Typical Restaurant. Overnight at Hotel.

  • 3 star hotel in Kathmandu
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

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Trip Essential Information

  • A valid passport (6 months) is required to enter Nepal. You can easily obtain your visa at the airport in Kathmandu or you can apply the visa online


  • Nepal Money called Rupees in short Rs. start from 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1000 and you can exchange money here in Kathmandu specially in Thamel. Also you can exchange at the airport but exchange rate is lower.


  • We give you a free duffel bag and Sleeping bags for the trekking. The duffel bag will be used to pack your trekking supplies.


  • For every two participants, we assign one porter. The duffel bag, which should weigh around 10 kg/22 lbs, will be carried by the porter throughout the walk


  • For your daily expenses for cold drinks, drinking water, shopping, battery charging, alcoholic drinks, You should carry $150 to 200 extra cash with you.


  • You can store your luggage (non- trekking items) at the hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara or  at our office. We will keep it safely. Please kindly informed to our team for valuable items


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