Duration: 10 Days
Max Altitude: 4130m
Transportaion: Tourist Bus, Private Car/Van, Plane
Accomodation: Tea House
Start: Kathmandu
End: Kathmandu
Group Sizes: Min 1
Best Seasons: February to Mid-June, September – November
Difficulty: Moderate

Trip Overview

Hey adventure enthusiasts!

Brace yourself for an incredible mountain getaway with the Annapurna Base Camp trek. Imagine yourself trekking through lush forests and charming villages, where every step reveals a new aspect of the stunning Annapurna region. The panoramic views of the Annapurna massif, with iconic peaks like Annapurna I and Machapuchare, will truly mesmerize you. This trek is more than just a walk; it’s a deep dive into local culture. Connect with friendly locals, savor delicious local treats, and share stories with fellow trekkers in cozy teahouses. The adventure begins in Nayapul, and as the trail unfolds, you’ll find yourself perfectly tuned for the excitement ahead. From the cultural enigma of villages like Ghandruk and Chhomrong to the high point at Annapurna Base Camp, this journey is a showcase of nature’s marvels whether you’re a trekking newbie or a seasoned pro, the Annapurna Base Camp trek promises the perfect mix of challenge and reward.

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Day 01:

Arrive in TIA, Kathmandu

Once you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, you’ll feel the city’s vibrant energy. Your journey’s first moments are met with the hustle and bustle of a city that beams with life. Head to the hotel and meet the team members and guides that will accompany you on the trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02:

Namaste Kathmandu

Dedicate today to exploring the cultural aspect of Kathmandu. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, starting with the iconic Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple. Relish the ancient architecture and soak in panoramic views of the city. Dive deep into the heart of Kathmandu, navigating vibrant streets, bustling markets, and historic temples. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 03:

Pokhara to Tolkha (1790m)

From Pokhara, head towards Phedi first. The road takes you along the hilly ridges and you’ll witness the major part of the Dhampus valley. The trail takes you through rhododendron forests and passes to Pothana. Soak in the view of the majestic Machhapuchhre mountain and relax in Tolkha. Overnight in Tolkha.

Day 04:

Tolkha to Chomrong (2040m)

Walk through the quaint forested trails and find yourself in the beautiful Gurung village called Chomrong. This small village rests beautifully in the jungle and has abundant accommodation facilities. Relax in the evening by drinking a hot cup of tea while admiring the beautiful landscape.

Day 05:

Chomrong to Dovan (2540m)

Following our ascent from Chomrong village, we follow a stone staircase and cross the Chomrong River via a suspension bridge. The trail leads us through enchanting forests filled with bamboo, rhododendron, and oak. Our journey takes us up to Kuldi and from there, we descend through a lengthy, steep, and occasionally slippery stone staircase. At the end, we reach the charming Dovan village. Overnight in Dovan.

Day 06:

Dovan to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m)

As you walk along the banks of the Modi Khola, you find yourself getting closer to the Macchapuchhre Base Camp. Soak in the amazing views of the Annapurna mountain range and nearby mountains. Overnight in Machhapuchhre Base Camp.

Day 07:

MBC to ABC (4130m) and return to Dovan

The journey to Annapurna Base Camp takes just under two hours. The path leads you down a small ridge extending from the mountain pass to a mountainside decorated with expansive terraced fields. Upon reaching Annapurna South Base Camp, be captivated by breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks and diverse Himalayan cultural scenes. Finally, as the day comes to a close, descend back to Dovan for a restful night. Overnight in Dovan.

Day 08:

Dovan to Chhomrong (2540m)

Head back to Chhomrong by following the same trail that you used previously. Be careful of the slippery stone staircases though! Overnight in Chhomrong.

Day 09:

Chhomrong to Pokhara

Our journey starts with a delightful stroll across terraced fields that gradually descends to the Kimrong Khola. Pausing at Jhinu, we observe the panoramic mountain views that leave us in awe. The trek resumes, leading us through Birethanti along a broad stone-paved trail above the river. Our path eventually brings us to Nayapul, where we catch a private vehicle to take us away to Pokhara. A night in Pokhara promises serenity and beauty that will linger in our memories. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 10:

Pokhara to Kathmandu

Say goodbye to Pokhara and head on a journey back to Kathmandu. Finish your trek with a day in the capital, remembering the extraordinary landscapes and cultural beauty observed on the road. Overnight in Kathmandu

general queries

Frequently asked questions

How fit do I need to be to do this Annapurna Base Camp trek?

As the Annapurna Base Camp trek is a Grade B trek, you can expect it to be moderately difficult. Even if you do not have any previous experience, you can do this trek by preparing yourself physically and mentally.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you can expect to walk for about 4-6 hours per day. Depending on the location, this duration can either be more or less than that.

What is the highest altitude reached in this Annapurna Base Camp trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m which is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities during Annapurna Base Camp trek?

Battery charging and hot shower facilities are available in the trekking route but you may have to pay a certain amount ranging from $1-$2. You must bring your charger along with you though.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trekking route. You will have to withdraw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu.

What about internet access during Annapurna Base Camp trek?

Internet facilities are available in most places. However, you may run into some technical issues as the internet connection is not as fast as in other countries.

Is it necessary to hire guides/trekking agencies for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

It is not necessary to hire a guide/trekking agency and you can do the trek independently too. However, having a guide/trekking agency will make the trek completely hassle-free as they will take care of all the paperwork, accommodation, and food.

How much do guides and porters cost for Annapurna Base Camp trek?

For the Annapurna region, pay for guides ranges from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek