Trip Facts

  • Duration:14 Days
  • Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous
  • Max Altitude:App. 4,130m
  • Min group sizeAny
  • Best TimeMarch to May and September to November
  • Holiday typeTrekking

About Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek 14 Days is an adventurous high-altitude trek in the Annapurna region. The Annapurna Base Camp Trekking takes you to the lap of Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m), Annapurna Base Camp. It is the tenth highest mountain in the world. The stunning views, rugged trail, and warm hospitality of the locals along the Annapurna Base Camp Trek route make it once in a lifetime venture. 

The trekking experience Annapurna Base Camp Trek offers is out of the world. The trail goes from the dense sub-tropical forest and ascends to the alpine region. Giant snow-covered mountains like Annapurna Range (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m), Mt. Fishtail (6,993 m), and several others are seen during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek 14 Days. 

Our Annapurna Base Camp Trek is 14 days long (including arrival, an extra day in Kathmandu, and departure). After arriving in Kathmandu, you will spend a couple of nights here and drive to Pokhara on the third day. The next day, another hour-long drive will take you to Nayapul, the starting point of the trek.

You will ascend to Ulleri (1,960 m) on the same day. It will be 2 to 3 hours of walk from Nayapul. The trail then gradually ascends through lush forests of rhododendron to the beautiful Ghorepani village at 2,750 meters. It is a famous village in the lower Annapurna region. Hike to Poon Hill (3,200 m) to see the gorgeous sunrise before leaving for Tadapani. 

In the next few days, you will walk through dense forests and remote villages like Chhomrong (2,210 m), Bamboo (2,310 m), and Deurali (3,140 m). From here, the trail goes through Machhapuchhre Base Camp and finally leads you to Annapurna Base Camp at 4,130 meters. The views from the base camp are undeniably stunning. 

Further, the route drops down following the same trail to Jhinu Danda (1,780 m). This place has natural hot springs that you can enjoy playing a few bucks and relaxing your sore muscles. Descend to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara and end your trip in Kathmandu.

Book Annapurna Base Camp Trek 2022 or tailor-made Annapurna Base Camp Trek Nepal as per your wish. Check out Everest Base Camp Trek, another famous trek in the Himalayas that leads to the lap of the world's highest mountain. 

These are our other adventurous treks in the Himalayas- Annapurna Circuit Trek, Everest Three Passes Trek, Upper Mustang Trek, Gokyo Valley Trek, and Tilicho Lake Trek.

Why go on Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Adventure White Mountain?

Our highly-experienced guide and well-designed itinerary make Annapurna Base Camp Trek safe, smooth, and fantastic with us. We take special care about the safety and comfort of our guests. Our guides are professional trekkers and experts about the trekking routes with several certified training. As we work closely with the local businesses, you will indirectly contribute a lot to the local economy. All of our trips are sustainable, and we only aim to leave our footprints behind.
 

Trip Highlights

  • The drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara offers gorgeous landscapes
  • Trek through dense sub-tropical forests and ascents to the alpine region
  • Pass by beautiful villages and get to see the lifestyle of the locals
  • Cross lovely streams and suspension bridges along the route
  • Adventurous trail with many rugged and steep sections
  • Hike to Poon Hill to catch wonderful sunrise and captivating landscape
  • Reach the base of the tenth highest mountain in the world, Mt. Annapurna
  • Enjoy natural hot springs in Jhinu Danda
  • Witness breathtaking panoramas of the western Himalayan mountains
  • Have a once in a lifetime trekking experience 

Itinerary

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We would like to inform our valued clients that the time duration is depending on the trekker and their physical fitness.
B L D means Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

A representative of Adventure White Mountain will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and will transfer you to the hotel. If you are fresh enough and not tired by the journey, you can take the short walk over Thamel and enjoy the evening. Overnight in a hotel. 

  • Accommodation Star Hotel
  • Altitude1345 M

It is a busy day with a jam-packed schedule. We will visit four UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu namely, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath Stupa and Swoyambhunath stupa.

  • Accommodation Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Time6 Hours
  • Altitude1345 M

After having a breakfast we leave Kathmandu for Pokhara- City of lakes. We either go in a private vehicle or a tourist bus. It takes around six to seven hours to reach Pokhara. The journey in between is so marvelous. You can view Trishuli River, cable car and various waterfalls on the way. Right before entering Pokhara the breathtaking view of Machhpuchhre (Fishtail) mountain will leave you speechless. You will be at Pokhara by noon.

You can roam around Pokhara. If interested, you can enjoy boating at Phewa Lake. You can see the lifestyle of Pokhara.

  • Accommodation Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Time6 Hours Drive
  • Altitude822 M

After breakfast, we leave for Nayapul from Pokhara. It is a starting point for Jomsom trail. Tikhedhunga is our instant destination where we will spend our night. A short walk along Modi Khola will lead you to Birethanti where many tea houses and tea shops are found. Again, we follow the north bank route of Bhurungdi Khola. We arrive at Hille after a steady climb and further a short climb will take us to Tikhedhunga.

Walking for around 15 minutes will take us to Birethanti where many tea shops and tea houses are found. Following the north bank route of Bhurungdi Khola we-we reach Hille. A short and steady climb from Hille will get us to Tikhedhunga where we will spend a night.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time1 H drive 4 Hours Trek
  • Altitude1480 M

The first destination is Ulleri for today. So, after breakfast, we will move towards Ulleri where the majority of Magar people inhabits. Ulleri is sited at an elevation of 2,070m from sea level. Moving forward we reach Banthanti. Witnessing beautiful forest we come to Nangethanti. After walking for an hour we reach Ghorepani where we will halt tonight. 

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time6 Hours
  • Altitude2870

Today we will witness something unusual. We wake up early in the morning and move to Poon Hill to experience the beautiful view of sunrise. As the rays of the sun strike the surface of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, the awesome scene will lighten your day and somehow your life too! Being there for an hour we will come back to Ghorepani for breakfast.

After breakfast, we will move further ahead to reach Deurali. In the middle of the way, you will see beautiful pine forest. Our next stop is Banthanti. To spend our night we further take a route and reach Tadapani.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time5 Hours
  • Altitude2630 m

Today we will walk downhill. To arrive at Gurjung we need to cross a beautiful forest. Gurung people are found at Gurjung. We easily go to Chomrung from here. The Sanctuary Valley actually originates from Chomrung. We will spend a night at Sinuwa which is few kilometers far from Chomrung.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time6 Hours
  • Altitude2360 M

From Sinuwa we move further to Bamboo, our next quick destination. To reach Bamboo we even have to pass through a thick bamboo forest. We cross a doban to get to Himalaya Hotel and have a short sunbath. Furthermore, we walk for some time to arrive at Durali and conclude our day for today.

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time6 Hours
  • Altitude3210 M

Finally, the much anticipated day has come. To reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp we climb upwards through hidden valley. We take a short break there. Actually Machhapuchhre Base Camp is not a base camp in real. A name is just given to it. The government of Nepal has not given any permission to climb Machhapuchhre Mountain. At a distance of around two hours walk, Annapurna Base Camp is located. It is at an altitude of 4,130m above sea level. 

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time5 Hours
  • Altitude4130 M

It is a day to discover hidden valley and glaciers. This place is encircled by mountains. Visible sky and the beautiful mountain will energize you.

The ending destination is Bamboo for today. To reach there we walk for some time and spend a night to get a sound sleep.  

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time5 Hours
  • Altitude2335 M

We again climb upwards to reach Kuldighar. After walking downhill we arrive at Chomrung. For the purpose of relaxation, we travel further to Jhinu Dada and spend a night there. 

  • Accommodation Tea House
  • MealsB L D
  • Time5 Hours
  • Altitude1650 M

The route to Birethanti is not tough. To arrive at Nayapul we have to come across Modi Khola following a descending trail. We take a break and have a lunch. We move further to be at Birethanti. Now we take a vehicle and drive to Pokhara. You have an option of wandering around Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.

  • Accommodation Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast & Lunch
  • Time6 Hours
  • Altitude822 M

Today, after breakfast it is time for us to get back to Kathmandu. The same route will be followed that led us to Pokhara. In the evening, the staff of Adventure White Mountain will accompany you for your farewell dinner which will be offered for successfully completing the trip. 

  • Accommodation Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Time6 Hours Drive
  • Altitude1345 M

your Adventurous trip ends here We will drop you at the Airport three hours earlier to schedule flight. We are thankful to you as you gave us an opportunity to serve. See you soon!

  • MealsBreakfast

What's included

Included

  • Costs related to all airport and hotel transfers. Domestic flights and airport departure taxes.
  • 2 hotels in Pokhara and Kathmandu 
  • Meals: 3 meals per day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner, which you can choose from the menu) during the trek; breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Equipment/Accessories: Down jacket, sleeping bags, first-aid kit, water purifying solution (iodine-based)
  • Documentation: Trekking permit (Annapurna Conservation Area Project entry permit) and Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • Human assistance: A professional and experienced trekking guide (English-speaking); a porter per two trekkers (carrying up to 25 kg); all the expenses for the guide and porter(s) are covered (wages, accommodation, meals, transportation, insurance, etc.)
  • Emergency Rescue Service: Should an emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. However, you must be already insured for such emergencies, and your insurance policy must cover helicopter evacuation. Moreover, you should provide your policy details and authorize us to deal directly with your insurance company on your behalf.
  • Complimentary: Farewell dinner in Kathmandu (authentic Nepalese cuisines with a live cultural show).

Excluded

  • Beverage (cold drinks, bottled mineral water, tea/coffee, etc.)
  • Any other expenses of personal nature (extra meals, battery charging fees, photography charges, Hot Shower, etc.)
  • Tips for Guide and Porters and any kinds of Donations
  • Your travel insurance
  • Nepal Visa
  • Government Tax 13 % extra 

FAQs

It depends upon the physical fitness and determination of the trekker. As per the professional trekkers, Annapurna Base Camp Trek is considered a moderate trek, which means anyone can do this trek with good health and fitness.
 

In terms of total distance, terrain, and altitude, Everest Base Camp Trek is harder than Annapurna Base Camp Trek. 

Yes, Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is safe in terms of theft and assault. However, when it comes to the trek route, you have to be extra careful if you are a beginner trekker. We always recommend trekking with a guide or a porter for a comfortable and safe journey.

 

Annapurna Base Camp Trek leads to the lap of the tenth highest mountain in the world, Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m), and offers breathtaking panoramas of the western Himalayas. The trail is adventurous and beautiful, enriched with flora and fauna.
 

Both Annapurna Base Camp Trek and Everest Base Camp Trek have their own charms. We cannot compare and say which one is better as it will be unfair. Annapurna Base Camp Trek offers stunning views of western Himalayan mountains, the rich cultural heritage of Magars and Gurungs, and a range of landscapes. Whereas Everest Base Camp Trek offers the lifestyle of Sherpa people, views of Mt. Everest, and trekking experience in the stunning Khumbu region.
 

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek route covers 115 km of distance from the starting to the ending point of the trek. You can assume to walk 10 to 12 km each day. Don't forget to take into account that this 115 km has numerous ups & downs, as well as rugged paths. 
 

As per our Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary, it takes around 14 days to complete the entire trek. The itinerary also includes your arrival and departure from Kathmandu. From Pohara, you can reach the Annapurna Base Camp and come back in 7 to 9 days as per your trekking route.
 

You can get the Annapurna Base Camp Trek to permit from the Nepal Tourism Board office in Kathmandu or Pokhara. You have to get a TIMS Card and ACAP permit to trek Annapurna Base Camp.
 

Useful Information

Best time of the year to go on Annapurna Base Camp Trek

You have to trek in the peak season to enjoy the trek without any issues. Weather in the Himalayas can get extremely unstable, especially in the off-season. Annapurna Base Camp trek best time is from March to April (spring) and October to November (autumn). In terms of weather and climate, it is the peak season to trek anywhere in the Himalayas.
With the best season also comes the crowd. You can see trekkers from all around the world on the trail. For some trekkers, this buzz can be fun and exciting, at the same time, nonsense for tranquility lovers. If you are trekking in the peak season, then we highly recommend you book accommodation in advance. 
What we love about trekking in spring is the beautiful trail covered with rhododendrons and many other flowers. The climate is usually pleasant, and the views are fantastic. And same goes for autumn, instead of flowers, you may get to be part of the biggest Nepali festivals.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek difficulty

The route that Annapurna Base Camp Trek follows has lots of twists and turns. There are numerous ascents and descents along rocky tracks throughout the trek. The trail passes by dense forests and crosses several suspension & wooden bridges. Likewise, you will be walking on steep and rugged paths too in between the trek.
Besides the terrain, another major thing that makes the trek challenging for trekkers is the remoteness of the region. Adjusting to a simple lifestyle in the absence of modern comforts adds up to the difficulty level of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek for many trekkers. 
The daily walk is around 5 to 7 hours. The difficulty level of the trek may differ from one per to another. The overall fitness, trekking experience, and determination of the trekker also determine the trek challenge.
A high altitude journey like this triggers acute mountain sickness or also known as altitude sickness. It happens if your body does not acclimatize with the elevation. So, it is essential to have adequate rest days in your itinerary. 
With that being said, our Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary has a steady increase in the elevation that will allow you to adjust to the altitude as you ascend further. 

Symptoms of altitude sickness

  • Shortness of breathing
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Headache
  • Tiredness
  • Loss of appetite

Preventive Measures of Altitude Sickness

  • Even if you are short on time, do not cut off the rest days
  • Make sure your Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary has ample acclimatization days
  • If you see any of the above symptoms, inform your guide immediately
  • Drink at least 2 liters of every day
  • Avoid alcoholic drinks and smoking

Mode of transportation during the trek

The starting and ending point of Annapurna Base Camp Trek is Nayapul, which is located an hour away from Pokhara. From Kathmandu, you will drive to Pokhara in a comfortable tourist bus. We will use a private vehicle for all other movements as per the itinerary. 

Electricity & Charging Facilities 

The electricity and charging facilities along the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking route are decent. You can use charging booths to charge your device, paying a few bucks. Do carry a power bank or extra batteries. Most of the trekkers also choose to bring a solar charger during the trek.

Sim Card & WiFi

You can get free WiFi service in hotels and cafes in Kathmandu & Pokhara. While trekking, WiFi service is available in tea houses/lodges in the villages at the lower altitude. You can carry Nepali SIM with data to use the internet at a higher altitude. As the elevation increases, the network will get unstable. Also, you may have to pay a few bucks to use WiFi in the teahouse/lodges.

Luggage

Our main luggage during the trek will be duffel bags. Each trekker can pack up to 10 kgs in the duffel bag, which is carried by a porter during the trek. Trekkers carry a day pack with their essentials and valuable things. The hotel offers locker rooms, where you can store your extra luggage free of cost during the trekking period.

Child policy

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is a high-altitude trek and involves rugged, steep terrain. If you want to bring your child or any underage person with you on the trek, then you have to comply with our child policy. 
The trekker's stamina and health matter a lot. Plus, they have to trek with an identified guardian. Please get in touch with us to know more in detail about our child policy.

Tipping to crew members

Feel free to tip whatever you like to our crew members. Tipping is not covered in the Annapurna Base Camp Trek package cost. Tipping is more like a tradition and a way to say thank you for your hard work. For instance, every member of the group can pay USD 100 to the trek guide that is shared with porters, USD 5 for the tour guide, and USD 2 for the driver.

Personal expenses

You may want to buy additional beverages, snacks, or services like WiFi, hot shower, etc during the trek. These things are not included in our package price. Therefore, carry enough cash to buy things during the trek. There is no ATM along the trekking route, so withdraw cash in the city. 
Similarly, shopping, souvenirs, travel insurance, tipping, etc are also not included in the Annapurna Base Camp Trek cost. Check out our cost includes and excludes section for more information.

Insurance/rescue/evacuation

We recommend you to get well-covered travel insurance with air evacuation up to 6,000 meters and medical bills for Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Annapurna Base Camp Trekking explores remote high altitudes. There is always the lingering risk of unseen events, which is out of anyone's control. Even if you are trekking with our professional guide, who will keep you safe in an emergency circumstance, we can only provide you with quick medical assistance with the help of travel insurance.
 

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