Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 12 Days

Annapurna Base Camp
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Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 12 Days
Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 12 Days
At a Glance
Duration12 Days
Trip GradeModerate
Maximum Altitude4130m/13549.87ft.
Group Size1 -10 pax
Travel StyleTrekking
Best TimeSeptember to December and Febuary to May

Discover the Annapurna base camp trek, a trekking route of moderate difficulty nestled in the heart of the Annapurna Conservation Area. This well-established path guides you from Kathmandu to Annapurna Base Camp, 4130m (13549.869 ft), leading you through a vibrant green valley. En route, you will traverse dense rhododendron and oak forests, cross numerous suspension bridges, and ultimately reach the base of the majestic Annapurna, the 10th highest mountain on the planet, standing at 8091 m (26545.28 ft) above sea level, and its sister peaks at the Sanctuary. This trek offers an unparalleled opportunity to immerse yourself in the region's natural beauty and cultural richness. Prepare yourself for a unique chance to witness the pinnacle of towing in the world from a close vantage point.


  • Discover the cultural and architectural wonders of the Kathmandu Valley.
  • Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring scenery while traveling between Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Indulge in the world-class trekking route, surrounded by the majestic Annapurna massifs.
  • Commence and conclude your journey in the vibrant city of Kathmandu.
  • Uncover the enchanting sites of Pokhara, including the picturesque Phewa Lake.
  • Immerse yourself in the indigenous lifestyle of ethnic villages such as Birethati, Jhino Danda, Chhomrung, Sinuwa, and Deurali.
  • Experience the rejuvenating natural hot spring at Jhino Danda.
  • Delight in the breathtaking sunrise over the towering Annapurna Mountain and the mesmerizing sunset over the Machhapuchhre peak.
  • Witness the awe-inspiring mountain pinnacles, including Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna II (7647m), Gangapurna (7455m), Nilgiri (7061m), and Fishtail (6993m).
  • Appreciate the exotic flora and fauna that thrive in this region.
  • Traverse the longest suspension bridge located in Jhinu Danda

TheAnnapurna Base Camp Trek is widely recognized as the top choice for travelers seeking an unforgettable adventure in the Annapurna Conservation Area. This exceptional trekking and tour package provides a captivating experience, thanks to its stunning topography, diverse plant and animal life, breathtaking views of the Himalayas, charming ethnic villages, magnificent waterfalls, and mesmerizing sunrise and sunset vistas. Our journey commences in Birethanti, following a one-hour drive from Pokhara in a car, and we embark on our trek towards Ghandruk village, the largest Gurung Valley in the region. The starting point of this remarkable trek is Pokhara, a picturesque lakeside city renowned as the Hanging Garden. Located 200km away from the ancient kingdom of Kathmandu Valley, Pokhara can be reached in approximately 6 to 7 hours by ground transportation or a mere 30 minutes by flight.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is undeniably one of the most renowned treks in Nepal, attracting both foreign and domestic visitors. This classic trek takes you to the breathtaking Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) via the enchanting Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m), following a trail that winds through picturesque and serene landscapes. As you make your way across the foothills of the majestic Annapurna Massif, you'll be captivated by the beauty of the surroundings. The trek begins in Nayapul and takes you through various small settlements inhabited by local communities. Along the way, you'll pass through Bamboo Village, where you'll traverse deep gorges and lush bamboo and rhododendron forests. The journey offers stunning vistas of snow-capped peaks, creating a truly delightful experience. Finally, you'll reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp, passing through Ghandruk, Chhomrung, Sinuwa, Bamboo, Dovan, Himalayan, and Deurali. At the Machhapuchhre Base Camp, you'll be treated to sublime views of the majestic Himalayan range, a sight that has the power to touch your heart and leave you in awe.

TheABC (Annapurna Base Camp) rewards our tireless efforts by providing a complete panoramic view of the surrounding snowy mountains that encompass the entire Annapurna Massif, including the majestic peaks of Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna South (7,219m), and Annapurna Fang (7,647m), as well as Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993m), Gangapurna (7,455m), and other neighboring snow-capped peaks.

The view is so breathtaking that it surpasses our wildest imagination and creates an unforgettable encounter with the snowy landscapes of Nepal. Afterward, we make our way back to Pokhara. On the return journey, we will have the opportunity to visit Jhino Danda, located at an elevation of 1,500m, where natural hot springs provide a soothing and rejuvenating experience for our tired muscles. In addition to the stunning vistas, you will also gain a firsthand understanding of the cultures and traditions of the local communities that have inhabited these regions for generations. Finally, we will drive back to Pokhara from Jhinu Danda, concluding our Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Kathmandu.

Why Annapurna Base Camp Trek with the Himalayan Trekking Path?

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a popular trail located in the Annapurna Conservation Area. We would like to invite you to join us on this unforgettable journey. Below are some of the benefits you will enjoy if you book with our team.

  • Free International Airport pick-up and drop-off service
  • Inclusive Annapurna Base Camp Trek with comfortable accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Transportation and comfortable accommodations in the mountains based on availability
  • Full board meals were provided during the trek in the mountains
  • All necessary permits and associated costs included
  • Himalanaya Trekking Path Company's T-shirts, Map, and duffle bag provided
  • A first-aid box with medical kits and an oximeter is available
  • Complimentary luggage storage facility offered
  • Annapurna Base Camp trek led by professional guide and porter
  • Cultural tour in Kathmandu before the trek for added enjoyment
  • Convenient payment options, including cash, card, and online, are accepted
  • No hidden fees in the Annapurna Base Camp Trek Package

What to Expect in the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Package?

Embark on an unforgettable 12-day Annapurna base camp trek with our all-inclusive package. From the moment you arrive until your departure, our meticulously planned itinerary ensures a seamless experience. Discover the incredible features and highlights that await you in our highly popular Annapurna Base Camp Trek package.

  • The Annapurna base camp trek provides a chance to explore the hidden gems of UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Patan, and Swayambunath with the assistance of a cultural guide and private transportation.
  • Immerse yourself in the splendor of Pokhara, the picturesque tourist capital, and witness its unparalleled beauty. If you crave excitement, partake in thrilling activities like paragliding, ultralight flight, bungee jumping, and rafting. Additionally, enjoy the convenience of sightseeing and embark on a memorable boating escapade.
  • Take part in our Annapurna base camp trek package with skilled trekking guides and assisting porters. Educate yourself on the local culture, flora, and fauna throughout the journey.
  • As you journey along the trek, you will trace the path to the foothill of the world's 10th highest peak, Annapurna I (8091m), passing through enchanting villages, cozy tea houses, glacier-fed riverbeds, rushing streams, diverse climates, and dense forests teeming with wildlife, all under the watchful gaze of the majestic mountain and the clear blue sky.
  • Enjoy the serene activity of stargazing from Annapurna Base Camp during the night, and remember to capture the enchanting moments with the stars and breathtaking mountain views simultaneously.
  • Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring sights of the sunrise and sunset at the Annapurna Base Camp, where you can capture the spellbinding moments amidst the panoramic backdrop of the 360-degree mountain range.
  • Concluding the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, head to Jhinu and immerse yourself in the natural hot springs. This therapeutic experience will help revive your fatigued legs and provide a much-needed respite from exhaustion.
  • Our company guarantees that employees are provided with respectful, safe, and equitable working environments in Nepal and around the world.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Cost for 2024–2025

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is renowned for its proximity to the world's 10th-highest peak, Annapurna I (8091m). As you traverse through various climates, you will be immersed in natural and cultural experiences, surrounded by breathtaking scenery. During your trek, you will have the opportunity to stay at local tea houses and indulge in authentic Nepali cuisine while immersing yourself in the warm and rich Nepali culture. Our Annapurna Base Camp TrekPackage offers a comprehensive itinerary that includes all these experiences at a fixed cost. The cost of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek varies depending on the group size, with group travel being more cost-effective than solo travel. Additionally, we offer customized services for those who wish to upgrade any aspect of their trek. Please find the detailed cost breakdown below, based on the group size.

  • Solo trekkers can enjoy the Annapurna Base Camp Trek for a price of USD 900.
  • For a group of 2–6 people, the cost per person for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is USD 750.
  • A group of 7–10 people can avail of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek at a discounted rate of USD 650 per person.

Discover a wealth of information on the packages through the globally acclaimed Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary.

Tour PlanExpand All

Namaste!! After your arrival in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, we will meet you outside the terminal hall of the Tribhuvan International Airport. With the exchange of greetings, you’ll be transferred to your hotel and introduced to your trekking guide. You can have a conversation with him, discussing the necessities for a trekking expedition. Definitely, the surroundings will be new to you; therefore, an evening stroll around the lively Thamel market is recommended to get accustomed (to some degree) to the vivid Nepalese lifestyle.

Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429.134ftMeal: DinnerAccommodation: Hotel

On the second day of the Annapurna Base Camp trek, you will be given the chance to partake in a seven-hour sightseeing excursion of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu city. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, you will travel in a private car. Throughout the tour, you will witness a seamless fusion of ancient customs and contemporary technologies, all while experiencing the religious unity that prevails among the city's inhabitants. Your initial destination will be the revered Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath, where you will immerse yourself in the sacred ambiance. Following that, you will proceed to the sacred Buddhist shrines of Boudhanath and Swayambhunath, both renowned for their magnificent architecture and religious significance. The tour will culminate with a visit to the splendid Kathmandu Durbar Square, where you will have the opportunity to witness the exquisite craftsmanship of early Nepalese artisans. Subsequently, you can make the necessary preparations for your upcoming trekking adventures and ensure that everything is in order before embarking on your journey.

Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429.134ftMeal: BreakfastAccommodation: Hotel

Today in the morning, you’ll be picked up from your hotel for a drive to Pokhara on a private tourist bus. It's an approximately 200-kilometer journey that takes you westward on the Prithvi Highway, utilizing about 7-8 hours, depending on the traffic conditions. Along the highway, you can observe the deep gorges of the Trishuli River and the greenish water flowing through it. The river Trishuli is also renowned for whitewater rafting. Also, you can observe alluring landscapes, rural residential areas, and green agricultural lands with snow-capped peaks comprising Annapurna, Manaslu ranges, Ganesh Himal, and Lamjung Himal as the backdrop.

Or you can take a 30-minute domestic flight from Tribhuvan International Airport to Pokhara Airport (with an additional cost of $100 per person). The flight minutes are delightful, as the sights of Himalayan peaks are spell-binding from up above the endless blue sky. Once you arrive in Pokhara, aka “the city of lakes," you can enjoy the rest of the day by exploring the local markets, especially the lakeside region of the lake city. Also, you can take pleasure in watching the charming outlook of Annapurna Massif and Mt. Machhapuchhre.

Max. Altitude: 823m/2700.13ft.Meal: BreakfastAccommodation: Hotel

It takes approximately 1.5 hours to reach Sayuli Bazar via Nayapul and Birethati (the permit checkpoint). So, after having some breakfast, we now head to Pokhara in a private vehicle. Located on the banks of Modi Khola, Sayuli Bazaar is the starting point of the trek to Annapurna Base Camp. From here, we will now walk for about 3 hours forward to Ghandruk village (1800m). We’ll then move across the bridge and trek through lovely green paddy fields, where we can smell the unique aroma in the cool breeze throughout this stretch of trail.  Finally, we arrive at frugal Ghandruk Village (1,800 m), where we can enjoy the panorama of the Annapurna ranges. Stay overnight at the guest house.

Max. Altitude: 1950m/6397.638ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea house/lodge

Leaving Ghandruk, we continue on the trail that proceeds with the downward climb to the Kumrung river Valley and ascends abruptly to the Durbin Danda, then heading to Chhomrung. We now mount to the village of Chhomrung (2,210 m), which is also the final permanent human outpost in the region. We continue to pursue the trail that descends to the set of stone steps that lead to the Chhomrung Khola and then ascend to Sinuwa (2340m). We stay overnight in Sinuwa.

Max. Altitude: 2340 m/7677 ft.Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea house/Lodge

After breakfast, we move through terraces and the forest, which comprises chiefly rhododendron vegetation, to Kuldi (2,470 m), and finally, we set foot in the Upper Modi Khola Valley. This belt of the trail is narrow and leads to the bamboo (2,310m). At this elevation, it is usual to spot snow during the winter. The Bamboo Village consists of a few lodges that are operational only during the soaring tourist season. We leave for Deurali after lunch from the Dovan Village. We ascend a gentle climb leading us to Dovan (2,600m). From here, we trek along the Modi Khola through the dense forest, embodying bamboo and rhododendron as the primary vegetation. Subsequently, we arrive at Hotel Himalaya (2,920m) and ascend abruptly to Hinko Cave (3,170m) from where the trail drops closer to Modi Khola before climbing again upward to Deurali (3,200m). Stay overnight at the Guest House in Deurali.

Max. Altitude: 3200m/10498.69ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea house/Lodge

From Deurali, the trail becomes narrow and strenuous to trek on. After 2-3 hours of the tiring trek, we ultimately arrive at Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC) (3,700m). As climbing Mt. Machhapuchhre is not permitted due to religious reasons, MBC is not an actual base camp. Stop for hot tea or coffee here and then head onward to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m), the ultimate travel destination of our package. ABC is an adorable place that bestows an astonishing outlook of Mt. Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, Gandharvachuli, and Hiunchuli. Enjoy the mesmerizing sunset views over Mt. Fishtail (6993m). Stay at the guest house.

Max. Altitude: 4130m,13549.87ft.Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea house/Lodge

As the clouds can disrupt the excellent view, early in the morning, we wake up at Annapurna Base Camp with an aspiration to feel the mighty Annapurna in close proximity. ABC is based in the middle of the exquisite snow-capped mountains. From this very spot, you can gaze at widespread terraced fields flaunting euphoric grasslands and splendid farming land. At ABC, you’ll be rewarded for your toil with the awesome vistas of the snow-capped mountain peaks and tempting landscapes. Along with it, you will also observe the southern slant of the Annapurna range established in the lap of the formidable Himalayas; the sight is worth its weight in gold and is unsurpassed by anything else in the world. After capturing these moments in our hearts and, of course, in our cameras, we will return to Bamboo (2,310m).

Max. Altitude: 2145m/7037.402ft.Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea house/Lodge

Today, we leave Bamboo village and trek to Kuldi (2,470m). Pursuing the trail first, down to Sinuwa, and then to Lower Sinuwa through the forest of rhododendron, we now climb down the stone steps to Chhomrong (2,210m). Withdrawing back from Modi Khola Valley, we eventually trek downwards to Taklung village. From now on, we continue on the trail that descends to Jhinu Danda (1,500m). Enjoy the rest of the day at a natural hot spring.

Max. Altitude: 1700m/5577.428ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Tea house/ Lodge

From Jhinu Danda, we set off back to Pokhara in a private vehicle. Once in Pokhara, you can visit various landmark sites of the Lake City such as Davis Falls, Phewa Tal, Begnas Tal, Rupa Tal, World Peace Pagoda and much more at your cost. Also, you can enjoy an evening walk or cycle around the alluring Lakeside region which is a tourist hotspot. A full Nepali cuisine as the dinner will be the perfect way to celebrate your successful completion of the expedition.

Max. Altitude: 823m/2700.13ft.Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Hotel

Today, you’ll travel back to Kathmandu via a private vehicle or tourist bus. The 200km journey via the Prithvi Highway will provide you with the opportunity to have a glimpse of mountains, green hills, towns and colourful markets that passes by its side. It will take about 7-8 hours to reach Kathmandu from Pokhara depending on traffic conditions. Or you can take 30 mins domestic flight to Kathmandu (with an additional cost$120). Once in the capital city, you can enjoy the rest of the moments in this Himalayan nation via visiting sites listed in the UNESCO world heritage list such as Pashupatinath, Swaymbhunath, Boudhanath and much more, buying souvenirs and collecting memories as pictures (which is not included in the cost). Farewell dinner by Himalayan Trekking path

Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429.134ftMeal: BreakfastAccommodation: Hotel

Today marks the end of your journey and your wonderful stay in this country. We are happy to choose us to help and guide you through your entire adventure sharing and forging precious moments together. We hope that our services and expertise fully satisfied you. Our representative will escort you to the airport so that you will have no problems taking your flight back to your homeland.

Meal: Breakfast
Cost Details
  •  Trekking package for 11 nights and 12 days with a detailed itinerary
  •  Private transportation for airport pick-up and drop-off
  • A guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu with entrance fees included
  • Tourist bus transportation between Kathmandu and Pokhara
  •  Professional and friendly trekking guide and 1 porter for every 2 guests
  • Private car, jeep, or minibus transportation between Pokhara and Nayapul
  • Staff's salary, accommodation, food, and insurance coverage of $10,000
  • Inclusion of TIMS and trekking permits
  •  Welcome or farewell dinner and drinks
  •  Three meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) provided during the trek
  •  Deluxe accommodation with complimentary breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Accommodation in tea houses during the trek
  • money-exchange service is available
  •  Duffel bags and luggage storage provided
  •  appreciated the certification awarded after the trek
  •  First aid service is available
  •  Rescue service is available if needed
  • All government taxes are included in the package.
  • The visa fees for Nepal are USD 30 for 15 days, USD 50 for 30 days, and USD 125 for 90 days per person.
  • International airfare is not included in the travel package and needs to be arranged separately.
  • Flying between Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Visitors are advised to have travel and medical insurance for their safety.
  • In cases of unexpected bad weather conditions, extra days may be required and should be planned accordingly.
  • Some amenities, such as hot showers, drinking water, WIFI, laundry, and batteries, may come at an additional cost.
  • Personal expenses, extra drinks, and lost items are not included in the travel package.
  • It is customary to give tips to your driver, porter, and guide.
  • All kinds of trekking gear