Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a walking journey into the Annapurna Sanctuary. As it is a natural amphitheater of the world’s highest Himalayan peaks. With this trek, you have the chance to visit beautiful high mountains in quite short time frame. Furthermore, you don’t climb very high. Still, you surround yourself with the high peaks of Annapurna and the spectacular glaciers.

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  • Activity Level 4,000m >
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All about the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Trek to Annapurna Base Camp

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the classic trails in the famous Annapurna region. Our 10 days trek to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) offers you an easy walking journey into the Annapurna Sanctuary, a natural amphitheater of enclosed by world’s tallest Himalayas including Annapurna I (8091m) and Machhapuchhre (6993m).

Along the trail, you will be rewarded with sumptuous mountain views, colorful forests of rhododendron, oaks and bamboo and rare sights of wildlife on play. Our ultimate destination remains the majestic Annapurna Base Camp at the altitude of 4130m.

This isolated cirque of peaks can only be approached by one route, a deep gorge that carves into the fortress of mountains between Machhapuchhre and Hiunchuli. Many of the peaks are over 7000m, including the famous twin-peaked Machhapuchhre, as well as Annapurna I and III, Annapurna South, Gangapurna and Glacier Dome.

Alternative Route

Looking for a trek during the summer? Then take a look at the wonderful 19-days Annapurna Circuit Trek. This route is in the “rain shadow”, on the other side of the Annapurna mountain range and excellent during off season.

If you prefer a quiet side route, then take a look at the 9-days Khopra Danda Trek. Here you’ll enjoy the stunning panorama views in a quiet and solitude matter.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • airport transfer
  • experienced mountain guide
  • bus (Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu)
  • private vehicle (Pokhara – Nayapul – Pokhara)
  • TIMS Card (Trekkers’ Information Management Systems)
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit)
  • hotel in Kathmandu (w/ breakfast) – 2 nights
  • hotel in Pokhara (w/ breakfast) – 2 nights
  • accommodations during your trek – 9 nights
  • breakfast, lunch and dinner during your trek
  • VAT and tourist service charges
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • international airfare to and from Nepal
  • Nepal tourist visa
  • travel health insurance
  • emergency evacuation if needed
  • trekking equipments
  • alcohol, hot and cold drinks
  • tips for your trekking staff and drivers (will be expected)
  • all other expenses that are not mentioned below ‘cost includes’
  1. Day 1 Kathmandu (1400m)

    By Mountain People welcomes you at the international airport and brings you to your hotel in Thamel.

    Later this day, we will meet at your hotel or at our office for a pre-trip meeting. We introduce you to your guide and talk about your itinerary. If you have any questions or requests, we would like to hear them from you.

    Note: Please make sure you bring your passport to the meeting along with three copies, two photos and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. We also request you to clear the due balance if any.

    airport transfer – hotel

  2. Day 2 Pokhara (830m)

    Your mountain guide picks you up at your hotel early morning. Together, you take the bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara. This takes about 6 hours.

    breakfast – bus – hotel

  3. Day 3 Tikhedhunga (1570m) - 4 hrs

    From Pokhara, a private vehicle drives you to the starting point of the trek in Nayapul. After a short 15-minute walk along the banks of the Modi Khola we reach Birethanti (1015m), a large village with many shops and teahouses. From there, the trail continues through the village and follows the northern bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. The trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hille (1495m) and after a short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga (1570m). Today’s walk is relatively short and easy, a prelude to the trekking experience in the Annapurna region.

    breakfast – private vehicle – lunch & dinner – mountain lodge

  4. Day 4 Ghorepani (2840m) - 5 hrs

    We move on towards the steep climb to Ulleri (2070m), a large Magar village. From this point the trail ascends more gently through fine forests of oak and rhododendrons towards Banthanti (2250m). From there we trek towards Nangethanti (2460m) and one more hour later we arrive at Ghorepani (2840m) where we spend the night.

    breakfast, lunch & dinner – mountain lodge

  5. Day 5 Poon Hill (3210m) & Tadapani (2710m) - 7 hrs

    Early morning, if possible an hour before sunrise, we start a one hour hike to Poon Hill (3210m) for a brilliant mountain range spectacle. This vantage point provides an stunning panorama view of the sunrise over the high Himalayas. Here we spend about an hour before we return to Ghorepani for hot breakfast. Then we pack our bags again and set off for a climb along ridges, and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2960m). After that we descend to the Banthanti when after we turn off to Tadapani.

    breakfast, lunch & dinner – mountain lodge

  6. Day 6 Chhomrong (2140m) - 6 hrs

    The day starts with a steep downhill walk through rhododendron forests and descend through the forests. As we approach Gurjung which is the village of the Gurung people the trail eases. Then there’s only an easy walk left to Chhomrong (2140m).

    breakfast, lunch & dinner – mountain lodge

  7. Day 7 Doban (2500m) - 5 hrs

    Leaving Chhomrong, the trail descends on a stone staircase and crosses the Chhomrong Khola river on a swaying suspension bridge. On the other side of the river a climb leads us through small settlements and the upper Modi Valley. From here we can see beneath us the village of Doban with our lodge for tonight.

    breakfast, lunch & dinner – mountain lodge

  8. Day 8 Deorali (3140m) - 4 hrs

    From Dovan the trail crosses a stream and avalanche chute, then climbs across a landslide. In the forest is a small temple where local people leave offerings of flowers, cloth or leaves. We climb past a cascade over a rock platform and pass a trailside temple decorated with Shiva tridents and flowers.

    Then there’s only one more hour of trekking left for today. We follow a rocky trail, up a steep ravine to Hinku Cave and across the remnants of a glacier till we reach Deorali (3140m).

    breakfast, lunch & dinner – mountain lodge

  9. Day 9 Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) - 4 hrs

    Today the trail climbs to Machhapuchhre Base Camp. This actually isn’t really a base camp since climbing the mountain is not allowed. This area is totally surrounded by mountains and known as the Annapurna Sanctuary.

    From Machhapuchhre Base Camp it is two more hours of trekking to reach Annapurna Base Camp (4130m). We hope to have clear weather, because this place has very much rewarding unobstructed views of the surrounding mountains. It is spectacular.

    breakfast, lunch & dinner – mountain lodge

  10. Day 10 Bamboo (2345m) - 6 hrs

    Now we follow the same trail down and descend 1700 meters to the bank of Modi Khola to Bamboo (2345m). Here are a few lodges where we will stay tonight.

    breakfast, lunch & dinner – mountain lodge

  11. Day 11 Jhinu Danda (1780m) - 5 hrs

    Today we follow the same trail back till Chhomrong. Once we have passed Khuldighar the trail continues through rhododendron and bamboo fields. From Chhomrong the trail descends very steeply to Jhinu hot spring where you can bathe in a delightful natural hot spring, located in a narrow jungle valley right next to a raging river.

    breakfast, lunch & dinner – mountain lodge

  12. Day 12 Pokhara (830m) - 5 hrs

    From Jhinu hot spring we walk along the right side of Modi Khola river for 4,5 hrs to Birethanti. This part of the trek can be considered as one of the best and most relaxing walks of the entire route. We reach Naya Pul from where a one hour drive will take us back to the hotel Pokhara.

    breakfast & lunch – private vehicle – hotel

  13. Day 13 Kathmandu (1400)

    Today, we take the bus back to Kathmandu. And there, we will bring you to your hotel in Thamel.

    breakfast – bus – hotel

  14. Day 14 Departure

    If this is the final day of your holiday in Nepal, we will bring you back to the international airport.

    Goodbye friends! We hope that we will meet each other again in the future.

    breakfast – airport transfer

Hotels and Mountaind Lodges


In Kathmandu and in Pokhara, before and after your Annapurna Base Camp trek, you will be staying at a 3-star hotel with a private bathroom and wifi. These hotels have a prime location. In Kathmandu you will be staying in the travellers neighbourhood Thamel. And in Pokhara you will be staying in Lakeside. Both hotels are nearby many restaurants, trekking gear shops and supermarkets.

Mountain Lodges

During your Annapurna Base Camp trek, you will be staying at mountain lodges. Here are double rooms and shared bathrooms.

Hot shower and wifi are also available for an additional fee.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
Wonderful viewsPhoto by Brigitte Nau

Tadapani by Brigitte Nau

Basic accommodationsPhoto by Charlie Cohn

Mountain lodge by Charlie Cohn - By Mountain People