Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 13 Days

Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 13 Days

Trip At Glance

Name of Trail ABC Trek
Grade Moderate
Maximum Altitude 4130m
Per Day Walking Approx 5-6 Hours
Trek Style Tea house
Transportation Group Sharing
Accommodation Star Hotel and Tea House Lodges
Best Time March - June & Sept - Dec

Outline Itinerary

Day Acitivity
Day 1 Welcome to Nepal (1360M)
Day 2 Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820M)
Day 3 Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and Trek to Tikhedunga (1480M)
Day 4 Trek from Tikhedunga to Ghorepani (2850m) (2850M)
Day 5 Poon Hill Hike and trek to Tadapani (2706M)
Day 6 Trek from Tadapani to Sinuwa (2100M)
Day 7 Trek from Sinuwa to Deurali (3230M)
Day 8 Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp through MBC (4130M)
Day 9 Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2310M)
Day 10 Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1780M)
Day 11 Trek from Jhinu Danda to Nayapul and Drive to Pokhara (820M)
Day 12 Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1360M)
Day 13 Departure

Overview And Highlights

Annapurna Base Camp trek is possibly the most spectacular trekking trail of the world because enticing roughly 70,000 trekkers treks annually with its combination of natural and cultural highlights. Sitting at the altitude of 4,130m (13,549 ft), our journey to the base camp of Mt. Annapurna I - the destination of Annapurna Base Camp Trek - exposes us to a rich variety of natural sceneries with the precious chance to comprehend the rich cultural lives of the ethnic Gurung and Magar villages

Overview

During the 13 days trekking in Annapurna Base Camp, not only  you will explore the foot of the 10th tallest mountain in the world (Annapurna I is 8,091m/26, 545ft tall), but also experience the culture that thrives in the picturesque setting of the Annapurna massif. This trek takes you to a tour of a living cultural museum that together with the Himalayan vistas. The trail passes through quaint villages, subtropical forests and rice terraces. Gradually ascend the mountain, the ABC trek features famous Himalayan mountains, including Dolpo, Dhaulagiri, Machhaapuchhre, Gangapurna and Annapurna I and III. Another highlight of the trip is the sunrise at the camp. There is no better way to wake up than the splendid view of sun rays painting the Himalayan peaks. It is no surprise that trekkers who trek the Annapurna region come back again and again to trek its wonderful trails.

Best Season for trekking in Annapurna Base Camp 

The ideal trekking season would be Spring (March – June) and Autumn (September – December). For Spring, with winter coming to an end, the sky getting clear and the mountain tips getting covered by snow, it is a good choice for Annapurna Circuit Trek. For hills above 3,500m, they would be all covered by snow as well. There may be short showers, yet most days are warm and sunny. For Autumn, after the monsoon and before the cold sets in, this period is perfect to trek if you are looking for a panoramic view of the mountains. The sky gets cloudless with lush plants shimmering under the gentle sunshine. Although the snow is less than that of the Spring season, it is the best time for the crystal clear view. The temperature is perfect as well – not scorching hot during the day and durably cool at night.

Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  •  Enjoy the diversity of flora, fauna, and wildlife throughout your journey

  •  Explore the Lush forest of rhododendrons and oaks

  •  Explore breathtaking views of Mt Annapurna, Machhapuchhre (Mt. Fishtail) massif

  • Enjoy the natural hot spring at Jhinu Danda (1780/ 5480ft)

  • Waterfalls can be seen on the side of modi khola

  • Unique combinations of heights and depths of the mountains 

  • Variety of Ecosystems

Note: We designed 14 days Annapurna Luxury trekking package. If you are searching for deluxe way to trek Annapurna base camp this can be your best choice. Stay at high-class hotels and use flight mediums to travel where possible. 

Detail Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Nepal

Namaste! Upon your arrival, we will welcome you at the international airport and transfer you to our hotel. Once you’re settled (relaxed and freshened up), we will take you to an authentic Nepali dinner. Where we can get to know each other better at the dining table while enjoying delicious food and setting clear expectations for each other regarding the rest of our days. This will also give you a more in-depth understanding of the upcoming trek.

Accommodation

TwoStar Hotel

Elevation

1360

Day 2

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Early morning drive through the beautiful Nepalese countryside to reach the Pokhara. You can have the chance to experience the serenity of the less traveled places in Nepal and to have a glimpse of the quaint villages along the way. Pokhara is a scenic and leisure hub where you can sit back and enjoy yourself beside the beautiful Fewa lake. Enjoy your own time after the long ride and rest overnight at the hotel.

Food

Breakfast

Accommodation

Two Star Hotel in Lakeside

Elevation

820

Day 3

Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and Trek to Tikhedunga

After breakfast, we will meet and greet the porter and guide team, who will fully support and assist us throughout the trek. Then, we will leave the leisure city Pokhara, driving 1 hour to Nayapul - the starting point of our trek. Nayapul is a small town filled with shops selling trekking equipment. You may do your last-minute shopping here, for our trek will start right afterward. Trekking for 1 hour, we reach Birethanti, a small village at the foot of Modi Khola Valley. After crossing some suspension bridges and climbing a relative amount of steps, we reach Tikhedhunga. The trek for today is approximately 4 hours. Rest overnight at the teahouse of Tikhedhunga.

Food

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

Tea House

Elevation

1480

Day 4

Trek from Tikhedunga to Ghorepani (2850m)

After breakfast, we will prepare for the moderately demanding uphill trek, starting with the steep and timely ascend on the stone steps to Ulleri village. Although a bit challenging, the trek includes amazing natural scenery and the Himalayan panorama. Traveling through the breathtaking rhododendron and oak forests, the sublimation nature offers, will give you the strength to climb up these steps and immerse you to keep going on. After 7 hours of walking with several breaks in between, we will reach Ghorepani. Take a rest at the teahouse and enjoy the fantastic views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan range.

Food

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

Tea House

Elevation

2850

Day 5

Poon Hill Hike and trek to Tadapani

Before dawn, we will start hiking for 40 minutes up Poon hill (3210m/10530ft) for the splendid sunrise. As one of the highlights of our trek, Poon Hill offers the promise of the stunning natural scenery of the rhododendron forest, followed by the unobstructed sunrise over the high Himalayas and the panorama from the far western Himalaya of Dolpo, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna including Mt. Machhapuchre (Fish Tail) and to Manasalu. After that, we will go back to Ghorepani for breakfast and continue the trek to Tadapani. Along the path, there are shrines and memorials and for sure, more pleasant rhododendron flowers. Take a good rest at Tadapani after the 7-hour walk.

Food

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

Tea House

Elevation

2706

Day 6

Trek from Tadapani to Sinuwa

Today after breakfast we will start to trek towards Annapurna base camp. We trek to Sinwa village passing Chhomrong. Sinwa is last village in Annapurna base camp trekking route upto where farming is done. You will see the fields and animals. From Sinwa you will only find villages where only hotels are avilable. All the necessary things are carried through this way.

Food

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

Tea House

Elevation

2100

Day 7

Trek from Sinuwa to Deurali

After breakfast, we will trek leave for Sinuwa, and walk along the upper Modi Khola valley. The trek is relatively physically demanding, as most of the time it is walking uphill. After lunch, we will continue our trek to Bamboo through an uninhabited forest area, and then to Dovan. The route climbs up to Himalaya Hotel (2840m). On the way, we can explore the Hinku cave, where the trail crosses a ravine and a major avalanche track. After about 6 hours, we will reach Deurali (3,000m/9,840 ft) for an overnight stay.

Food

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

Tea House

Elevation

3230

Day 8

Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp through MBC

After breakfast, we will head to the serene sanctuary of the Annapurna Base Camp for an overnight stay. Leaving Deurali, we will walk through the river bed, followed by an ascend for a few hours. We will stop at Machhapuchhre Base Camp, where you can capture the best sight of the stunning Machhapuchhre, together with other mountains like Annapurna South, Annapurna I and III, as well as Gangapurna. If people experience any high altitude sickness, we can choose to stay at the lounge there for safety concerns. Or else, we will continue our journey to the ABC through a few roofless shepherd's huts alongside a moraine. Be prepared as this area is often windy and snowbound, yet the sight of the south face of Annapurna is truly rewarding. After walking for about 6 hours, we will reach the ABC, where you will be surrounded by the panorama of the snow-capped Himalayas. From the base camp, you can enjoy the unobstructed view of the Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, and other peaks. Take your time to explore and relax at the base camp as per your interest.

Food

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

Base Camp

Elevation

4130

Day 9

Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo

Waking up early in the morning, we will go and catch the glimpse of sunrise - watching the fireball gradually rises over Mt Annapurna I is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. After the therapeutic scene, we will go back to the trail all, descending for 5 hours to Bamboo. Enjoy the memorable scenery and stay overnight at the teahouse.

Food

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

Tea House

Elevation

2310

Day 10

Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda

After breakfast, we will set foot from Bamboo for an uphill hike to Khuldi Ghar and return to Sinuwa, followed by some stone steps to Chhomrong. After lunch, the trek will steeply descend towards Jhinu Danda, our destination. You may have a chance to visit a natural hot spring down to the stream, enjoy the hot bath and refresh yourself after the 6-hour walk.

Food

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

Tea House

Elevation

1780

Day 11

Trek from Jhinu Danda to Nayapul and Drive to Pokhara

Be mentally prepared for the long journey. After breakfast, we will walk alongside the Modi River to Landruk village for a short break. Then, the downhill path will lead us back to Syauli Bazaar. The trek to Nayapul is easy and the view is pleasant. After trekking for 7 hours, our trekking journey ends at Nayapul - congratulations! We then drive 1 hour back to Pokhara. Take rest and stay overnight at hotel.

Food

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

Two star hotel in Lakeside

Elevation

820

Day 12

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Early morning after breakfast, We will do a scenic drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. On the way, we will see green Hill stations, Mountain views, The highway covered with green forest and hills, the local Dhaba which provides the local Nepali foods, the rural lifestyle which is attached to the highways, the rivers which are also among the fastest rivers in the world and many more

Food

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

Star Hotel

Elevation

1360

Day 13

Departure

We will serve you breakfast in the morning. If your flight is planned for the morning. By your travel plans, Our team member will go to drop you at the Airport(In a private vehicle). If your flight is in the evening, you may go shopping and pick up some souvenirs for your loved ones, or you can just hang around Kathmandu city. Additionally, if you wish to stay in Nepal for a few extra days, we can set up some of the best adventure activities here. 

Food

Breakfast

What Is Included ?

Annapurna Base camp 13 Days cost Table

Travelers

Cost Per Person

1

975

2

785

3-6

650

7+

600

  • Airport Pickup & Drop with Private Vehicle
  • Two Star  accommodations with  breakfast in city
  • Tea house Accomodation - during trek
  • Meals 3 times a day during trekking
  • All transportation including KTM-Pokhara trip on Tourist Bus, Pokhara-Nayapool on private car
  • Trekking Permit and TIMS card
  • Local trek guide and a Sherpa porter (salary, insurance, equipment, flights, food and lodging) one porter is provided for two people
  • Certificates
  • Comprehensive medical kit, Travel and rescue arrangement
  • Government and local taxes
  • Farewell dinner

What's Not Included?

  • Nepal VISA fees
  • Travel Insurance & Rescue Management,
  • Trekking equipments
  • Personal expenses, Tips and Shopping Cost

Note: The cost mentioned is for minmum 2 people, for single traveler the cost will be 985 usd.

Route Map

Route map of Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 13 Days

Altitude Graph

FAQs

Mount Annapurna is a massif in Nepal's Annapurna region of the Himalayas. With an elevation of 8,091 metres, it is the world's tenth highest mountain (26,545 feet). Because of its steep terrain, unpredictable weather, and avalanche-prone slopes, Annapurna is also regarded as one of the most dangerous mountains to climb. The Annapurna region is a popular trekking destination, known for its stunning natural beauty and rich cultural heritage, in addition to being a challenging and prestigious peak for mountaineers. The Annapurna Conservation Area is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, including endangered species such as the snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, and red panda. The region is also home to a number of ethnic communities, including the Gurung, Thakali, and Magar people, who have preserved their distinct culture and traditions over time. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek, which takes you to Mount Annapurna's base camp, allows you to experience the natural beauty of the region as well as the warmth and hospitality of the local people.

The best seasons to trek to Annapurna Base Camp are autumn and spring, which are considered Nepal's peak trekking seasons. Autumn, which lasts from September to November, provides clear skies, stable weather, and breathtaking views of the mountains against a blue sky. Spring, which lasts from March to May, is another popular time to trek to Annapurna Base Camp because the region comes alive with colorful rhododendron flowers and other wildflowers in full bloom. Spring weather is mild and stable, making it ideal for trekking. However, it is important to note that the weather in the mountains can be unpredictable, and it is always a good idea to check the weather forecast and prepare accordingly, regardless of the season.

Climbing Annapurna from Base Camp is a difficult and time-consuming task, even for experienced climbers. The summit of Annapurna is over 8,000 meters high, and climbers must acclimatize to the high altitude before attempting the ascent. The climb from Base Camp to the summit can take 2-4 weeks, depending on the climber's pace, weather conditions, and other factors. To face the challenges of climbing Annapurna, climbers must be well-equipped and have extensive experience and training. It's also important to have a backup plan and be prepared for any unforeseen circumstances that may arise during the climb. Climbing Annapurna is not for the faint of heart and necessitates a great deal of commitment, hard work, and perseverance.
 

The cost of the ABC package varies depending on your budget and the duration of your trek. Generally, a 13-day trek would cost around 700 USD, while shorter treks may be priced at 500 USD. Luxury options can incur higher expenses, while group discounts may make it more affordable.

While mobile network coverage in the Annapurna Base Camp region has improved in recent years, it remains limited and unreliable in many areas. Despite the fact that major Nepali mobile network providers such as Ncell and Nepal Telecom have expanded their coverage in the region, signal strength and availability can vary depending on location and weather conditions. It should be noted that there are no ATMs or banks in the Annapurna Base Camp area, so cash is the preferred method of payment. As a result, it is advised to carry sufficient cash and a reliable mobile network connection, as well as a backup communication device such as a satellite phone or a radio, in case of emergency.

The Annapurna base camp trek is categorized as moderate in difficulty, making it accessible to both beginners and seasoned trekkers. With some prior trekking and hiking experience, you can comfortably navigate the route and enjoy the journey.

The duration of the Annapurna base camp trek depends on the chosen itinerary. Typically, it spans 13 to 14 days, but shorter options like 7, 5, or 6 days are available to accommodate varying time constraints and preferences. Your choice should align with the time you have available and how extensively you wish to explore the route, keeping your budget in mind as well.

Comparatively, the Annapurna base camp trek is considered easier than the Everest base camp trek. While both offer unique challenges, Annapurna's maximum altitude of 4,130 meters is lower than Everest's 5,000 meters. For novice trekkers, Annapurna presents a more manageable option.

Trekking in the Annapurna region, including the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, requires a permit. The trek requires two permits: an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and a Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card. The Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) is a required permit that allows access to the Annapurna Conservation Area, which covers a large portion of the trekking route. The TIMS card is a registration card that keeps track of trekkers in the area and provides information about their safety and whereabouts. These permits are available from the Nepal Tourism Board offices in Kathmandu and Pokhara, as well as from various trekking agencies. It is critical to obtain these permits before beginning the trek and to keep them with you at all times. 

At the Annapurna base camp, the oxygen levels are sufficient up to 4,000 meters, eliminating the need for supplemental oxygen. Therefore, climbing Annapurna without an oxygen tank is feasible and safe due to its lower altitude.

It's crucial to pack the right equipment when getting ready for a trek to Annapurna Base Camp to ensure your safety and comfort. Bring sturdy trekking boots, waterproof and breathable clothing, warm layers, gloves, a hat, sunglasses, a headlamp, a backpack and a sleeping bag appropriate for cold weather, among other necessities. Trekking poles might also be useful to bring in order to increase stability and lessen joint stress. It is advised to bring a basic first aid kit, water purification tablets or a filter, and energy-dense snacks to keep you going all day. As you'll be carrying your gear the entire way, make sure to pack lightly and only bring what you really need. 

Physical fitness is essential for the Annapurna trek, as it involves continuous hiking for 7 to 14 days, depending on your chosen itinerary. Each day typically entails 5 to 6 hours of walking, so being in good physical condition, free from heart-related issues, is crucial for an enjoyable and successful trek.

Yes, beginners can comfortably tackle the Annapurna base camp trek. It's rated as moderate, meaning it presents manageable challenges and is achievable for novice hikers. In fact, it's an ideal choice for both beginners and experienced trekkers alike.

There are many options in Kathmandu if you need to buy or rent trekking equipment for the Annapurna Base Camp trek. Particularly in Thamel, there are numerous stores and rental businesses that cater to hikers.

Yes, trekking to Annapurna base camp without a guide is possible, as all necessary information is available online. However, it's advisable to hire a trekking guide for a smoother experience. A local guide can provide invaluable insights and navigate the region more effectively than relying solely on online resources.

Nayapul, the closest access point to the trek, is where you should begin your journey if you want to complete the Annapurna Base Camp trek. Nayapul can be reached in a number of ways, including:

Fly to Pokhara: You can take a flight, which takes about 25 to 30 minutes, from Kathmandu to Pokhara. To get to Nayapul, where the trek begins, you can either take a private jeep or a local bus from Pokhara.

Drive to Nayapul: From Kathmandu to Nayapul, it takes about 6-7 hours by bus or private jeep. Alternatively, you can travel 2 hours by bus from Pokhara to Nayapul.

Take Helicopter flight: From Kathmandu or Pokhara, you can also take a helicopter to Nayapul. Although this option is more expensive, you can avoid the lengthy drive and take in breathtaking Himalayan views.

Your trek will begin when you arrive in Nayapul, and you will follow the trail through a variety of villages and natural settings until you arrive at the Annapurna Base Camp. Depending on your pace and plan, the trek lasts between 7 and 12 days. Before beginning the trek, it's crucial to make sure you have the required gear and permits.

Additional Information

Yes, you can customize Annapurna base camp trek according to your need and time. We have many options for our trekkers who have will to trek any how in Annapurna. If you don't have time to explore Annapurna base camp in 13 days then you can go for our short Annapurna base camp trek which is of 7 days. If you don't want to trek and fly and explore Annapurna you can do that as well by going with Annapurna Helicopter tour.

Trip Reviews (7)

Wow , wow and wow! This team were awesome. Nothing was too much trouble for Jiban, communication was instant and accommodating and fun.
Our guide Tony and his team of Tyson and Anuz were terrific. I learned so much about perseverance and patience from this team who seemed to know when to step in an lead ‘slowly slowly’ and when to leave me to my 65 year old pace and to do all this unobtrusively.
Best of all I made it to the top with my family and team and had a wonderful adventure and experience .

Lynn P

12th Apr, 2024


We traveled in a group of 6 friends and we had the most amazing time, everything is very well organized and punctual, thanks for adventure vision treks see you again next time

suleiman s

28th Mar, 2018


s was relly wonderful trip nepal we gots lots fun and I also get chance to do voluntary to kindly full nepal people so I will miss nepal forever and I will try to come again

Thomas D

28th Mar, 2018


The pick up and arrangement was done unto the set expectations and on time and they are organized working as a big nice team

Tiddy2016

28th Mar, 2018


ell when i was back from Australia to my native country Nepal. I plan to explore the natural views and adventure troops with my friends. What a great fun to view the Himalayas and fun of adventure. There is no way to describe our guide better to say friend. He is so friendly he never irritate when we ask for something and never gets angry on our jokes. On those few days he was like well known to us before we know him. We visit different places and can explore our great natural views. Thanks for all and i am planning to bring my Australian friend with me. We will meet soon...

Nishan D

7th Mar, 2017


it was the second time to visit nepal, we spent a wonderful and happy vocation in this beautiful country ,we are the fans in trekking ,and had a trekking in ABC for 8days, ABC trekking was such a holy and memorable experience in our life...

many thanks for the helping from mr jiban who is the boss of Adbenture Vision Treks on making arrangement for our trip,

they arrange a honest and professional trekking guide (mr bishow) , attentive service、and valuable suggestions during our trip,

Flankly, this trousim agent is trustwothy!

lisali_lixin

26th Jul, 2015


2014年秋天,ABC(安娜普尔纳)的徒步,

一次非常特别又难忘的体验之旅,路上景色独特,

得益于adventure vision 为我们安排了一个非常nice的好导游bishow(

不管我们走得多慢。他都会非常有耐心的,和走得最慢的队友一起,

鼓励我们继续前行)。感谢adventure vision公司为我们安排的行程,提供贴心的服务,有机会,

我这个雪山控还会来徒步,还会选择adventure vision。 再次感谢adventure vision的负责人mr jiban,和我们的徒步导游,因为有你们,

我们的旅途如此精彩!

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Guangzhou, China

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10th Apr, 2015



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