Moderate
Level of difficulty
4130m/13,550ft
Highest altitude
8-10 days walking
Duration

Prices start from just USD $719 per person!

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Overview

The Annapurna Base Camp trek combines the incredible views from popular vantage point Poon Hill, with a moderate trek right into the heart of the Himalaya. When you stand in Annapurna Base Camp you’re literally surrounded by high mountain peaks. It’s the most amazing feeling, whatever the time of year! We spend the evening here and wake up early to watch the sunrise over the Annapurna giants. Get ready to create a memory you’ll never forget!

Travelling to Pokhara

We’ll be waiting to pick you up when you arrive at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport. You can choose to travel straight to Pokhara or spend some time relaxing and exploring Kathmandu first.

Pokhara, the gateway to the Annapurna Base Camp trek and the second largest city in Nepal, is often known as the adventure capital. Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) is the city’s key feature. On a still day, you can gaze at the beautiful mirror images of the Annapurna’s reflected in the water. Pokhara is the perfect place to relax and have fun! Ask us about including one of the many adventure activities including paragliding and white water rafting in your itinerary!

Trekking to Ghorepani Poon Hill

The incredible mountain views are just one of the rewards on offer when you trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill. It’s possible to bypass Poon Hill and trek straight to Annapurna Base Camp if you’re short of time. But you’ll miss out on one of the best vantage points in the Himalaya. On the trek you’ll get a taste of the ‘real’ Nepal as you slowly ascend through rural countryside. You’ll see emerald green rice fields, lush forests rich with flora and fauna, and villages where the smiles of the Nepali people are infectious! If you’re trekking in March or early April, prepare to be amazed! You’ll see large forests of bright, colourful Rhododendrons native to Nepal.

Soak Up the View

We hike up to Poon Hill from Ghorepani just in time to see the sunrise. The spectacular view includes the seventh highest mountain Dhaulagiri (8,167m/26,795ft) and the tenth highest mountain Annapurna I (8,091m/26,545ft).

From Poon Hill, we continue our trek and feel the mountains getting closer. Hike through beautiful forests, across swinging suspension bridges into a stunning mountain landscape. On this trek you get two base camps for the price of one! We also pass through Machapuchare (Fish Tail) Base Camp.

The Main Attraction – Annapurna Base Camp

After lunch at Machapuchare Base Camp we start our hike up to Annapurna Base Camp. Words can’t describe the panoramic view that awaits you. All your hard work will be well worth it, as you feel the mountains literally rising up to greet you. We spend the night in this Himalayan wonderland (4,130m/13,550ft) and rise early to watch the sun turn the mountains golden.

On our return from Annapurna Base Camp it’s possible to loop back a different way and relax in the natural hot springs at Jhinu Danda. The hot springs are situated on the river bank and surrounded by lush forest. They’re a perfect reward at the end of your trek!

Back to Kathmandu

You can choose to fly or return to Kathmandu by bus. Kathmandu is home to seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, so you’ll be sure to want to see some! Ask us about including a sightseeing tour in your itinerary and make sure you allow time to pick up souvenirs and gifts in the quirky maze of streets in Thamel!

Day 1

Arrive in Kathmandu

We’ll be waiting to pick you up when you arrive at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport. You can either travel straight to Pokhara or check into your hotel in Thamel and spend some time in Kathmandu before your trek. If you need to pick up some equipment, you’ll find everything you need close to your hotel in Thamel or Pokhara.

If you decide to spend some time in Kathmandu, choose between taking an early flight (~25 minutes) to Pokhara the next morning, or a bus (~6-7 hours), which will add a day to your itinerary.

Day 2

Time to trek! Nayapul (1,070m/3,510ft) to Tikhedhunga (1,480m/4,856ft) ~3 hours walking

We’ll take private transport to Nayapul and begin our trek. A short one hour leg stretch and we reach one of our favorite lunch stops in Birethanti. If you haven’t tried it yet, dal bhat is a must! After lunch we trek for another two hours up to Tikhedhunga. Passing terraced farmlands, a stunning waterfall and of course you’ll see rural Nepali people going about their business. We stay overnight in Tikhedhunga.
Day 3

Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft) ~6 hours walking

We start our day with a steep 90 minute climb up more than 3,000 steps to Ulleri. From here, take the focus off your legs for a while and enjoy the amazing view of Annapurna South (7,219m/23,684ft) and Himchuli (6,441m/21,132ft). After another 90 minutes we reach our lunch stop in Banthati. Then we push on for about three hours to Ghorepani, taking a break half way at Nagathati. During the afternoon, we ascend through lush forests of Rhododendrons. Trek in March and early April to see them in full bloom! We stay overnight in Ghorepani. From here, enjoy incredible views of many high mountains including Dhaulagiri (8,167m/26,795ft) and Annapurna I (8,091m/26,545ft).
Day 4

Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3,210m/10,532ft) for sunrise, then Poon Hill to Tadapani (2,700m/8,858ft) ~6 hours walking

The moment you’ve been waiting for! We have an early start to climb about 45 minutes to Poon Hill before sunrise. Then pick your spot, get your camera ready and watch possibly the most impressive sunrise you’ve ever seen! Tick off ten mountains over 7,000m/23,000ft – Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri I, II, III, IV and V, Gurja Peak, Nilgiri, Annapurna South and Gangapurna. In awe, we return to Ghorepani for breakfast before continuing our trek. After an hour’s climb, we have a great vantage point on the other side. We then slowly descend to the other side of Banthati for lunch. Tadapani is our overnight stay and we arrive there after a steep descent, followed by a good climb through the forest.
Day 5

Tadapani to Chomrong (2,170m/7,119ft) ~5 hours walking

On day five we hike down to Chule and Kimrong Khola and then back up to Gurjung for lunch. We continue climbing for an hour and then descend once again to hill top settlement Chomrong where we spend the night.
Day 6

Chomrong to Dovan (2,600m/8,530ft) ~5 hours walking

Time for another early start to watch the sunrise light up a magnificent view. Only this time, you don’t need to hike! You can enjoy the amazing view of Annapurna South, Himchuli, Machapuchare and Annapurna III from our guest house. After breakfast we descend down steep steps for 30 minutes until we reach the river and cross a suspension bridge. We start to hike up the other side of the valley for about 90 minutes to Sinwa, where Annapurna III and Machapuchare seem closer than ever! Another easy 90 minute walk and we arrive in Bamboo for lunch. Finally we continue our ascent to Dovan where we spend the night.
Day 7

Dovan to Deurali (3,200m/10,499ft) ~3.5 hours walking

On day seven we take things a little easier as we acclimatise to the higher altitude. After breakfast we hike up gradually, stopping at Himalaya for a break and then on to Deurali in time for lunch. We spend the night here too. The afternoon is yours to relax, look around and prepare for the exciting days ahead!
Day 8

Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,550ft) ~5 hours walking

Day eight is challenging as we ascend almost 1,000m/3,280ft. But you’ll forget about your legs when you see the amazing panoramic view opening up around you! The route we take depends on the time of year, as there is an avalanche risk zone between Deurali and Machapuchare Base Camp. We never risk your safety, so in Spring we must take a slight detour. After two hours we reach Machapuchare Base Camp and have lunch. We then hike up to tick off your second base camp in one day! The scenery between the two base camps is absolutely spectacular. We spend the night in the heart of the Annapurna Himalaya at Base Camp.
Day 9

Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2,310m/7,579ft) ~7 hours walking

We rise early for our third and most magnificent sunrise of the trek. The mountains seem close enough to touch, and when the light hits them you’ll be grinning from ear to ear. After breakfast we make our way down the same way, past Dovan. All the way to Bamboo, where we spend the night.
Day 10

Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1,760m/5,774ft) and a dip in the hot springs! ~5 hours walking

Don’t be fooled into thinking it’s all downhill from here! Ask any Nepali – the Himalaya is always ‘up down up down up’. On day ten we hike up gradually for 90 minutes to Sinwa, down for an hour to the river, across the suspension bridge and steeply back up to Chomrong. We lunch here before an easy 45 minute descent to Jhinu Danda where we spend the night. After this challenging trek, you’ll be glad to soak in the relaxing hot springs before dinner!
Day 11

Jhinu Danda to Subai (1,100m/3,609ft) ~4 hours walking, then jeep to Pokhara

We finish with an easy hike, stopping for lunch at Kyume after three hours. A final hour to walk off lunch and we arrive at Subai where jeeps take us back to Pokhara for mid to late afternoon. The evening is yours to explore Pokhara or just relax with a drink and stunning mountain view. Boating on Phewa Tal (Fewa Lake) is a must and we think there’s no better time than at sunset. There are lots of other things to see and do in the adventure capital of Nepal, so consider staying a few extra days to soak up the vibe!
Day 12

Drive or fly to Kathmandu and celebrate!

We travel back to Kathmandu and meet one last time for an end of trek celebration meal and culture show. Be sure to make some time for souvenir and gift shopping! In Thamel you’ll find amazing and beautiful things for an exceptional price.
Day 13

Goodbye Nepal

We’ll organise your transfer to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight home. However you may wish to stay a little longer in Kathmandu and explore some UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the stunning ancient city of Bhaktapur. Ask us about including a sightseeing tour in your itinerary!

Prices for this trek are in USD and start from just $719 per person including bus transfers, or $899 per person including domestic flight transfers.

We calculate the exact cost of your trip package based on your customised itinerary, travel preference and the number of people trekking. This way, you only pay for what you want and if you prefer, you can choose to make some of your own arrangements – like city hotels.

Ask for a quote today with no obligation to book – we’ll respond within 24 hours!

As standard, our quotes include and exclude the following. However, when we provide a quote we’ll explain exactly what is and isn’t included in the cost, which will be based on your customised itinerary, travel preference and requirements.

INCLUDED
Transfers from and to Kathmandu International Airport
Domestic flights OR bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu (based on your travel preference)
Comfortable hotel shared accommodation (usually 2 people per room) in Pokhara and Kathmandu with breakfast (based on your travel preference)
Private ground transport to and from the trek
Shared accommodation in teahouses (usually 2 people per room) during the trek
All meals during the trek based on your travel preference (breakfast, lunch and dinner, each with a cup of tea or coffee)
Experienced and friendly English-speaking Guide; their salary, accommodation, meals and insurance
Porter (1 between 2 people, to carry a maximum of 13kg per person); their salary, accommodation, meals and insurance
Trekking permits
Celebration meal in a great local restaurant (with a cup of tea or coffee)
All government taxes and local service charges
Nepalorama T-shirt!
NOT INCLUDED
Meals not specified in the ‘INCLUDED’ costs above
Additional tea, coffee, all mineral water (we recommend water purification tablets), and bar bills (coke, juice, beer, etc.)
International airfare
Travel insurance
Nepal entry visa fees
Tips for guides, porters and Nepalorama representatives
Sightseeing costs (transport, attraction entry fees and cultural tour guide)
Credit card fees and bank charges (no charge if cash paid in a major currency)
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Annapurna Base Camp Trek sunrise over Annapurna South
Lush green valley joined by a suspension bridge on the way to Annapurna Base Camp
Banana trees and Marigolds on Poon Hill and Annapurna Base Camp treks
Teahouse on the Annapurna Base Camp trek with red rhododenrons in the foreground and high snowy mountains in the background
Morning panoramic view of Mount Dhaulagiri from Poon Hill.
Walking through the valley, along the river, snowy mountains on the way to Annapurna Base Camp
Breathtaking mountain valley on the way to Annapurna Base Camp during winter
A wintry scene with icicles hanging from the tea house at Annapurna Base Camp; How to choose a trek
Snow covered Machapuchare from Annapurna Base Camp
Mountains turning gold with the sunrise at Annapurna Base Camp
Guest house at Jhinu Danda on Poon Hill and Annapurna Base Camp treks

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 16 reviews
February 15, 2018

We (2 Belgian guys 26 and 29) contacted Krishna on whatsapp and arranged the Annapurna base camp trek with him, he was very helpful and provided us with all the details. They arranged all the mountain passes and overnight stays, meals,… so we only had to walk and not care about anything else during the trek 🙂 Krishna himself could not go on the trek with us because he was on another trek during our visit so we went with his brother Ramesh.
He was a very cool guide singing along the mountain trails and making jokes, i got the feeling we got the best guide when seeing other ones ;-). His English was very good!
We had a porter that carried both our bags, he was from the same village as Ramesh and they got along perfectly, he could also speak sufficient english.
When arriving at a hostel they would always first make sure we were comfortable, always giving us food before eating themselves.

The trek itself was an epic experience i will never forget, we had the best time together and after 8 days together they really felt as friends to us 🙂

With Nepalorama you can customize your trek as you want, I would highly recommend this company to everybody!

March 6, 2018

I did the ABC trek with a friend. It was my first time in Nepal and the Himalayas, but not the last for sure. Before the trip we exchanged a lot of letters to plan the trip. As first time Himalaya trekkers and low altitude dudes, we had a lot of questions and we got all the answers. Also we had some special requests which were all taken care of and addressed. So when starting the trek we were well prepared what we can expect and therefore we could dissolve in enjoying this lifetime experience.
If you are at any level into mountains, then Himalayas are a place you should not miss. But also, this is a place where nature rules, so you should prepare and go with someone you can rely on. I can only speak highly of the service we got and I am very happy I went with Krishna.
I had some issues with the high altitude, but not for a moment did I feel unsafe and eventually Krishna helped me get through it and reach the peak that we went for.
Five stars and looking for the next adventure!

May 1, 2018

I booked the ABC with Mr. Krishna and he did very nice warm welcome for the whole trip! I’m planning to go more for the EBC next year with him again! Coolllll dude~

May 1, 2018

Thank you so much for warm welcome and well management Krishna! I was really appreciated in you and all of your team member especially guides and porters.
I would like to say thank you to your guide “Anmol” who looked after us very very well along the trip. Anmol paid much attention to us in every day and every step of trekking. He was a best guide ever. He was good-humored, generosity, funny and positive thinking. We all were had a great time here. We hope to join the next trip with you!
LOVE ^.^ NEPALORAMA TREKKING ^__^

May 1, 2018

I booked ABC via Poon Hill trek with Krishna. He arranged everything for our group. We had been taken care of from our first day in Nepal till our departure. Krishna provided us with experienced guide. Our guide was the best, he could explain everything we asked. He is very helpful, positive and has good understanding about trekking in Nepal. Our 9-day trek was delightful. If you are looking for trekking company, then I would recommend Nepalorama.

May 1, 2018

Even though I was not with Krishna himself he managed everything well, his team ‘NT’ took a good care for us, everything went really well even with some problem NT still found the best way for us along the way to ABC and back.

May 1, 2018

Just finish ABC 10 days trekking with my team and Krishna on 8Mar. At first our plan was 8 days up then arrived at ABC and 3 days down to Pokhara. But after day 3 Krishna suggest us to change the trek’s plan according to our walking speed, arriving at ABC 1 day earlier. Giving us more time to speed back and chilling on our way down, enjoying with the hot spring, just like cooling down after a hard workout.

Couldn’t recommend him more, a nice and always smiling guide who could make you trek a splendid one.

A good guide knows how to keep you on track and be at the lodge on time, a super guide knows to alter the plan and make your journey even better!

May 7, 2018

I booked my trip to ABC with Krishna via Anna. Anna has been very helpful, gave me a lot of information and answer all my questions promptly. Trekking to ABC couldn’t be that easy without Krishna and his team. He’s very professional and also very friendly. It was amazing and unforgettable time. Definitely recommend Nepalorama for Nepal trip!

May 7, 2018

Trekking in Nepal is one of my dream trip. And I am so glad that I made a right decision to book a trip with Krishna. I have heard a lot about his great service from Thai website (Pantip). Once I was in Nepal, I experienced his customer service myself. He was always helpful, full of knowledge and being so supportive. I highly recommend this to everyone and you will never regret this.

May 17, 2018

This is my first time trekking so I was a little bit nervous. I found Krishna’s company via a famous website (Pantip) written along with good reviews. Krishna had discussed with me about our plan there in Nepal so all the plan will depend on what you want to.(except something that relate to your safety, It need to be strict follow his advices). Our ABC trekking plan was originally plan to be 9-days long which we change to 8-days after we reach to the ABC. Ramesh is our guide and he is so sweet. His english is even better than mine. He is funny and very active. We’re somehow a little bit introvert so he leave some space for us to have a private rime which is great! Even when something doesn’t go as a plan, there always be a good solution provided by Ramesh as the day we expect to reach Deurali but we couldn’t make it in time, we still had a great room at Himalaya. Ramesh never push you to walk faster and he is a professional guide! Even when the time snow had fallen without warning, he can lead us to the destination without lost our way in the middle of nowhere. So I recommend you if you’re looking for one of the best local guide. Even the price seem a little bit higher than others but I’m happy to say that I would like to pay for a best service. It’s not like you travel with a guide but more like a friends. Next year we planning to go back again for EBC and Krishna also with Ramesh will be our first choice!

May 22, 2018

I went to ABC with Krishna. He help me arranged everything and he answered every question of mine clearly. I think I’m lucky going with him. My guide Binod was very friendly also. He help everything in the mountain. He is very strong and his service was very good. If you want to visit Nepal this is very good choice!!

August 17, 2018

I visited Nepal and went solo trekking at ABC from 6-19 May 2018.
I am very happy with the service. The local guide, Mr.Ram, one of the guide in this company, is very friendly and introduce/explain the history/stories of every places that we have been to me.
I recommend to everyone to come and visit ABC. It is once-in-a-lifetime experience that shouldn’t be missed!!
Whether you have Mr. Krishna, Mr. Ram, Mr. Ramesh or another Nepalorama guide, they are all excellent and friendly people!
Cheers!

December 19, 2018

At the time of initiating idea to do ABC, Anna of Nepalorama helped me a lot in developing the trekking plan through email correspondences. I needed to do a lot of homework for this trip as the average age of my group (of 6 people) is about 60 (with the youngest of 39 and the oldest of 66). Doing ABC trekking within 8 days may be easy for many people but surely not for my group due to the age. During the trek, we could not meet the speed expected by other trekkers. We missed the lodge for one night in lower Sinuwa and need to stay in Chomrong instead. So, we need to add more distance in the next day, resulting in total 13.5-hour climbing up 1,000 meters from Chomrong to Deurali. Our guide, Buddhi, helped us a lot to circumvent that difficulty although we need to climb up from Himalaya to Deurali in the dark night time from 6-8 pm. We can achieve this challenge because of his hands given to and his steps beside our oldest folk. Our journey was actually filled with great adventure, great experience and a lot of fond memories because of this Company and its team.

December 19, 2018

Warm welcome , good staff , best take care, precious experience, once in a life time , love every moment here^^ #trekking #ABC #nepaltrip2018 😋🇹🇭🗻🌎🇳🇵😍

December 19, 2018

We have got the wonderful experience so thank you for the excellent service ^^ good arrangement for through trip. The guide is so funny and friendly. So appreciated. See you then in next trip EBC!

December 19, 2018

I went to ABC trekking route with Mr.Krishna. Our group had 3 persons. There were many situation during the journey (Weather, Sick, …) but our guide and his team always solve them. They plan to manage and fix any problem for us. So we got the greatest experience in our trip. We just focus only the thing that we love (take a photo, note, hiking, …)

I already planed to EBC Trip with them on 2020. We trust them. Now porters and Mr.Krishna are my friend, my bro.

Glad to join you and be friend with them.

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