Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek one of life time holiday experience!

Annapurna Base Camp Trek probably the best legendary and classical treks in the world offers breathe stopping Mountain View, give opportunity to experience the typical Nepali village, local people and their way of living traditional life in Himalaya of Nepal. The Annapurna Base Camp route goes passing through spectacular and tranquil landscapes, charming Gurung and Magar villages, lush green Rhododendron, bamboo and alpine forests to the trip’s last and final destination, Annapurna Base Camp at the height of 4130m (13546ft.)

Natural Experience

The trail is equally a delight for natural experiences. On the third day of our trekking, we leave our luggage in hotel at Ghorepani for Poon Hill excursion before dawn to catch the spectacular sun rise. Poon Hill is one of the best viewpoints in this trek for a sun-rise view and mountain vista. Mount Dhaulagiri, the Annapurna Range and Mount Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Mountain) to the northern part and the Butterfly Peaks in the far western part are all visible from atop Poon Hill. (SHOULD YOU SAY SOMETHING ABOUT WHAT YOU SEE WHEN YOU REACH ABC, in this part?). Finding yourself in the base giant Annapurna I (8091m) with 360 degree Mountain View is terrifically beautiful that is beyond your imagination that is an unforgettable lifetime mountain holiday experience in Nepal.

Hot springs

There is a natural hot spring near Jhinu Danda, you can cleanse yourself spiritually in natural hot springs with bathing areas in the lap of the mountains. Locals believe that the waters have a healing quality that ease away your aches and pains.

People and Culture

The locals we will encounter in Annapurna Base Camp Route are mix ethnic groups; there are Brahmans and Chhetris in lower elevations and Mongoloid Himalayan people in Himalaya. Mostly there are Gurung and Magar people in the area, famous for Gurkha regiment. If you would like to explore more cultural and traditional heritages in Himalaya then Wilderness Excursion suggest you to trek to Langtang, Manaslu, and Everest region. But no doubt that Annapurna is the best for scenery as some 55000 people trek there every year.

Getting there and away

Like most of the Annapurna treks except Annapurna Circuit, Annapurna Base Camp Trek also starts and ends in Pokhara - second biggest city and naturally blessed place to relax after the big hike in Annapurna. It is 200km to west from Kathmandu. All domestic airlines run several fligts daily from Kathmandu to Pokhara which cost USD 102.00 per person. About 7 to 8 hours drive by tourist bus. Local buses and micro buses leave every one hour from Kathmandu till 3pm. Green Line Buses (USD 25.00 per person) and other tourist buses lives every morning. Wilderness Excursion arrange and handle everything on your request.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Annapurna Base Camp (ABC in short form) Trek itinerary will be 7 to 12 days from/to Pokhara and 2 transportation days from/to Kathmandu depending on your time and level of your physical fitness. Most of the people trek to Annapurna Base Camp via Ghorepani Poon Hill which is relaxing and allows you to get acclimatized and the itinerary will be 10 to 12 days. The itinerary can be even more 2 days longer if we trek back to Pokhara through villages of Landruk, Tolka, Pothana Dhampus and end the tour at Phedi. Starting from Nayapul – Jhunu – Chhumrung and straight up to Base Camp and back to the Nayapul same way along the Modi khola River is the shortest itinerary. Our customed designed itinerary is 7 days only that starts and ends at Pokhara. We also have 10 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary that goes through famous Poon Hill Trek. We also offer customized trip to Annapurna Base Camp.

How difficult is Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Regarding the difficulty of this trek, it is very moderate and doesn’t demand advanced physical fitness levels so anyone can enjoy and take pleasure in nature walking during this trek. Also, those who are traveling with children can also get pleasure from this trek. Trekking Annapurna Base Camp via Ghorepani allows your body to get adapted and acclimatized with high altitude. Also it helps you to keep your body in better shape and you can tackle physically depending aerobic walk in thin air area. Visitor having previous trekking experience with fit body can trek it in within short period of time. The highest elevation we will reach is 4130 meter from sea level.

When to trek? 

From mid-September to November (autumn) and March to May (spring) are the best seasons to trek to Annapurna Base Camp. June to August (monsoon) is the rainy months but this time is best for keen botanists and has clear sky sometimes. During the hike, it offers grand spectacles of blooming rhododendron flowers during month of March, April and May. The view of Mt. Dhaulagiri with the rising sun shining on it is one of the superb views of this trek. At the highlight of this trek you will climb Poon Hill at dawn to enjoy one of the most brilliant mountains views on the Earth. As the sun touches the snow-capped summits the Himalayan Giants, (Dhaulagiri 8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m), among many other peaks, gradually become visible magically before your eyes. This trek offers great opportunities to witness the beauty of the Annapurna region with a limited short time of trekking. If you would like to avoid crowd then it is recommended to trek in winter (December – February). The temperature is cold in the mornings but not unbearable and it is warm during day hikes and clear sky with fantastic view most of the days.

Packing List

Wilderness Excursion will send you the list of Annapurna Base Camp Trek Packing List specifically required for this trekking once your booking is received with us. But in the meantime consider buying some good walking boots and start wearing them in . . . now. No technical kit is required; though a good 3 season plus sleeping bag will be much appreciated at the higher altitudes. In Lower elevations lodge provide quilts and blanket and you can piled it up on your sleeping bag but as we go higher towards Annapurna Base Camp, there are limited lodges and trekkers are expected to have good sleeping bag.

How much ABC trek does it cost? 

Annapurna Base Camp Trek cost here we have offered USD 499.00 is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. Single supplement cost will be extra USD 95.00. The price will vary according to group size, budget, standard and deluxe tour plan. Taking flights to and from Pokhara saves your time and riding bus reduces the trip expenses. Accommodation in Kathmandu is not included and it will be extra. We will provide 2 nights deluxe air conditioned room in one of the best tourist standard hotels(2**) in Pokhara with buffet breakfast in twin or double occupancy basis if you ask us to book for you. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and atrractive complimentary. 

How is accommodation in Annapurna Base Camp trek route?

Compared to other trekking areas such as Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Dolpo etc, lodges and food in Annapurna and Everest region is better as it is well established lodge trek route but if you compared to city accommodation it is still basic. And note: As you hike beyond Chhomrong village - the last human settlement; Annapurna Conservation controls and limits in number of lodges building to protect the nature and wildlife in the sanctuary so there are limited accommodations having three or four bed rooms as the owner try to cater unlimited people in peak seasons. If you are trekking solo or two people group then you may have to share room with other trekkers. We strives to provide great services so that explorers may enjoy once-in-a-lifetime adventures. If you are comfortable and luxury keen then we don’t recommend this trek but suggest to remain in lower altitude and enjoy the Luxury Annapurna Trek.

Further Afield

Visitors can extend their Annapurna Base Camp Trek walking back though villages of Ghandruk, Landruk, Tolka, Pothana and Australian Camp and explore the charming hamlet, culture, people and enjoy 1 or 2 days extra in nature. Please feel free to ask us for your customized trip that meets your budget, time restrictions and interest.

Trip Highlights

  • 7 Days inclusive package trek to Annapurna Base Camp
  • Visit to beautiful Gurung village of Ghandruk en route. 
  • Be at the base of Mount Annapurna (8091m) – the highest peak in the world. 
  • Relaxing Hot spring at Jhinu Danda
  • 360 Degree amazing View of  Himalayan giant from Annapurna Base Camp (4130m)


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Day 01:Drive to Phedi and hike to Tolka (1750m), 5-6 hrs walk.

Today, the journey begins with combination of witnessing the local culture and tradition and great mountain panorama. Our guide will pick you from your hotel at Pokhara and drive to Phedi car/cab, then trek through beautiful village Dhampus – Pothana and trek to Tolka for overnight stay.

Cost Includes:

  • A registered experienced Annapurna Base Camp Trek Guide.
  • 1 Sharing trekking porter to between 2 trekkers (weight limit 25kg)
  • Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches and 6 Dinners during the trek.
  • Sharing twin /triple bed room in tea house lodges during trek.
  • Guide and porter fees with all their expenses.
  • Shuttles by private vehicle from and to your hotel in Pokhara. 
  • Necessary insurance for your guide and porters.
  • Necessary Annapurna Base Camp Trek Permissions.
  • All applicable local taxes

Cost Excludes:

  • Transfers, meals and accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Bar drinks and beverages such as coke, fanta beer and mineral water.
  • Personal travel insurance, gear and rescue operation in case of emergency.
  • Any expenses which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, political trouble, and   strikes etc.
  • Items and expenses of personal nature such as laundry, phone calls, internet.
  • Tips for guide and porters

Note: This trip can be personalized as per your requirements that meet your time frame. The trip price will be according to Deluxe, Standard, Budget and group size so please kindly provide us your details for tailor made program.

Dates & Prices

We are local tour and trekking operator based in Kathmandu so we guaranty small private group departures any dates that suits your date and time. Please kindly contact us for your customized departure date, itinerary and the price. Thank you and Namaste!

Rated 5/5 based on 2 reviews
  • Annapurna Base Camp Trek Review

    Annapurna Base Camp Trek Review


    We had an amazing 12 day trek to Annapurna Base Camp in April 2017. Our communication upfront with Pradip went very easy and we got some good information. We met up in Kathmandu to make the payment and we left for Pokhara as we want to spend few relaxing days there before starting the trek to Annapurna Base Camp. We met our guide in Pokhara before we leave and began the trek. Our guide did his very best to make sure everything was arranged well! We had an amazing time in Annapurna Base Camp; we would definitely recommend wilderness excursions and their team to other Nepal travelers! Thank you for a wonderful hike!!!!

  • Trekking up to Annapurna Base Camp! May 2013

    Trekking up to Annapurna Base Camp! May 2013


     I just came back from Annapurna region. If you ever think about trekking in Nepal choose "Guide in Himalaya" as your guide. He knows everything about the mountains and nature. He will always take care of you and bring you up and down the mountains safely. Trekking in Nepal was the best experience in my life. Never will I forget this breathtaking nature and the friendly people of Nepal.

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Useful Info

Trip Note: "Our paramount concern is your safety" while traveling with Wilderness Excursion. Please note that your leader has the authority to modify or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is supposed necessary due to safety concerns. Our every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary as it is; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous areas, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters etc. can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Trip Price: US$ 499
  • Trip Duration 7 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Difficulty Medium Hard
  • Trip StyleTrekking
  • AccomodationTeahouse and Lodge
  • Transportation: Bus, Car or Flight
  • Meals: Breakfasts
  • Max Person: 12 Pax
  • Min Person: 2 Pax
  • Best Season: Autumn and Spring
  • Max. Altitude: 4130m
  • Group Size: 2-12 Pax
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