Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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Trip Overview
  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Trip Start and End: Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Trip Area: Annapurna Base Camp
  • Trip Style: Active/ Adventure Trekking
  • Age Group: 10 or Above
  • Trip Type: Private and Group
  • Trip Method: Guided
  • Booking Type: Instant Booking
  • Max. Altitude: 4130m
  • Best Season: March - May and Sep - Dec
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Annapurna Base Camp Trek 14 Days

Our Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes you through the lap of Annapurna and Machhapuchhre. Because of its diversity in cultural and natural landscapes, it has remained a famous destination over the years. Trekking through the Annapurna region, you will get to experience the feeling of exploring the whole country because the trekking trail itself is diverse enough to represent the geography of Nepal. During the trek, enjoy vibrant forests of rhododendron and oak trees near the flowing rivers. You will get the exceptionally great views of high Himalayan peaks around each corner. One of the best sunrise/sunset viewpoints lies at Poon Hill, a memorable moment on our Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Annapurna Conservation Area also has a diverse range of flora and fauna. You get to witness a variety of wildlife and plants while trekking in this region. Apart from that, the warm hospitality of the Gurung and Magar community and other aspects of their culture and tradition make your trip unforgettable. Annapurna is the 10th highest mountain, and the feeling of standing at the foot of the mighty Annapurna and beholding the surrounding is priceless.

Another amazing thing to do during the trek is dipping into the hot springs of Jhinu surrounded by the forest. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek also gives you the opportunity to gain an insight into the lifestyle and culture of the indigenous Gurung and Magar people. Before the actual trek starts, you will also get to explore Kathmandu Valley and the charming lakeside city of Pokhara.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Highlights

  • Visit Phewa and Begnas Lakes, caves like Mahendra Cave and Bat cave and temples like Bindhyabasini and Tal Barahi in Pokhara
  • Explore the unique and vibrant tradition and culture of Magar and Gurung people
  • Trek inside the Annapurna Conservation Area habitat of various exotic plants, animals and birds
  • Dive into the natural hot spring in Jhinu and relax while being surrounded by outstanding beauty of nature
  • Stand at the foot of Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Machhapuchhre
  • Catch outstanding view of sunrise over mountains of Annapurna range from Poon Hill
  • Enjoy the panoramic view of mountains like Annapurna, Machhapuchhare, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Varaha Shikhar, Lamjung Himal, etc.

Route to Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek starts with a scenic bus ride to Pokhara. After a short ride to Nayapul on the next day, you will start your trek and head towards Hile. Then, you will trek towards Ghorepani and Tadapani via Poon Hill. Then, you will head towards Chhomrong and then to Dovan crossing Chhomrong Khola. The trail takes you to Deurali via Hotel Himalaya and finally to Annapurna Base Camp through Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Then, you will return to Bamboo tea house and to Jhinu Danda. The next day, you will head towards Nayapul and drive to Pokhara. The same bus ride will take you back to Kathmandu on day 13.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek 14 Days Difficulty

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a moderately difficult trail. During this trip, most of the stops lie at an altitude lower than 3000 meters. Only for two days, you have to stay at an elevation higher than that. The most difficult thing to do during this trek is to walk for an average of 5-6 hours a day for 10 days. The trail, however, is well developed and well marked. You may also feel a bit daunting to climb the 3000 steps to Ulleri village on the 4th day. On the 9th day, you will walk a steep trail towards Annapurna Base Camp, so you need to proceed slowly and steadily.

Though this trek doesn’t strictly require strong preparation, it will help to have some trekking experience and cardio exercises a few weeks before the trip. The temperature during this trip will be bearable with some cold nights at high altitudes and during winter.

Accommodation During the  Annapurna Base Camp Trek

You will be provided with two types of accommodation in this package. During the trekking days, it is hard to find a luxurious place to stay at so you will stay in tea houses. Private rooms with single, double, triple or more sharing are available but you will have fewer options during peak seasons. Heaters are found in the dining halls, not in individual rooms. During your days in Kathmandu and Pokhara, you will stay at a 3-star hotel.

Food and Water During the  Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Tea houses provide clean and healthy food. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided. Options include: Dal Bhat, potatoes, vegetables, cereals, eggs, rice, soup, pasta, noodles, etc.  Water is provided in tea houses which you can fill into your bottles. If you want to use tap water, make sure to bring water purification pills.

In Kathmandu and Pokhara, your hotel will provide you breakfast. You can explore the variety of foods available in cities in different restaurants for lunch and dinner.

Itinerary

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1:Arrival at KathmanduAltitude: 1345 m
  • Day 2:Drive/Flight from Kathmandu to PokharaAltitude: 820 m
  • Day 3:Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to HileAltitude: 1430 m
  • Day 4:Trek to GhorepaniAltitude: 2874 m
  • Day 5:Hike to Poon Hill (3193 m) and trek to TadapaniAltitude: 2630 m
  • Day 6:Trek from Tadapani to ChhomrongAltitude: 2170 m
  • Day 7:Trek to DovanAltitude: 2600 m
  • Day 8:Trek to DeuraliAltitude: 3230 m
  • Day 9:Hike to Annapurna Base Camp through Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700 m)Altitude: 4130 m
  • Day 10:Journey Back to BambooAltitude: 2310 m
  • Day 11:Trek to Jhinu Danda from BambooAltitude: 1780 m
  • Day 12:Trek from Jhinu to Nayapul and drive to PokharaAltitude: 820 m
  • Day 13:Drive/Fly back to PokharaAltitude: 1345 m
  • Day 14:Departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 1:Arrival at Kathmandu

  • Max Altitude1345 m
  • Accommodation3-Star Hotel

When you arrive at Kathmandu airport, our representatives will come to pick you up with your name on a signboard. Then you will be transferred to a 3-star hotel in Thamel. After that, you can either go shopping for your trek or stroll around the streets of Thamel. You will be given a short tour briefing of the tour then you can explore the cafes, restaurants, and bars in the evening.

Day 2:Drive/Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara

  • Max Altitude820 m
  • Accommodation3-Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

You will have have a scenic bus ride to the Pokhara after having breakfast. On this 6-7 hour of the bus ride, you will enjoy the mesmerizing landscapes, river valleys covered with green forests. When you reach Pokhara, you will be transferred to a 3-star hotel where you will rest for a while and set out to explore the city. Pokhara has many beautiful things to offer you including beautiful lakes, caves and temples. Later, you can explore the vibrant streets with modern cafes and bars.

Day 3:Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Hile

  • Max Altitude1430 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

You will have your breakfast in the city and drive to Nayapul. After almost one and a half-hour of the ride, your trekking journey begins from Nayapul. You will pass through Birethanti (1,065 m) which is the perfect vantage point to capture the beautiful landscapes and lush green forests. You will get to listen to the chirping birds and the flowing rivers as you embrace the view of glorious Annapurna range on the horizon. These surroundings will keep you motivated throughout the trekking. After walking about 4-5 hours, you will reach Hile where you spend your night at comfortable tea house.

Day 4:Trek to Ghorepani

  • Max Altitude2874 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

After having breakfast in Hile, your trek to Ghorepani begins. You will have to climb the stone-paved steep stairs to Ulleri village (2070 m). You will pass through many Magar settlements. After conquering 3300 steps of Ulleri, you will have spectacular views of Mt. Fishtail (6997 m), Hiunchuli (6441 m), Gandharva Chuli (6248 m) and Annapurna (7219m) from the southern part of Ghorepani. You will cross many rhododendron and oak forests to get to Ghorepani. You will spend your night there at a teahouse.

Day 5:Hike to Poon Hill (3193 m) and trek to Tadapani

  • Max Altitude2630 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

On this day, you will hike to Poon Hill early in the morning to witness a glorious sunrise over the Himalayan ranges. You will catch an admirable glimpse of sunrise over Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Dhawalagiri. After that, you will have your lunch at Poonhill and walk to Tadapani. On the way, you will get a glimpse of Mt. Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Annapurna III (7855 m), Machhapuchhare (6993 m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche Peak (6920m), Nilgiri (6940m), Annapurna IV (7525 m), Annapurna II (7937 m) and Lamjung Himal (6931 m).

Day 6:Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong

  • Max Altitude2170 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

Today, you will descend down the ridge covered with oak and rhododendron forests from Tadapani. As we walk further to our destination, you should be able to see the spectacular South peak and Mt. Fishtail to the other side of the valley. When you reach Chhomrong, you can explore the town and the Gurung villages. Apart from that, you get a chance to view exotic bird species in their natural habitats.

Day 7:Trek to Dovan

  • Max Altitude2600 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

On this day, you will descend through 2,500 stone stairs down to Chhomrong river. Then you climb a rocky trail again. You cross the local town of Sinuwa on the way and continue walking downhill through the forests. Most of the day, you will spend walking past the bamboo forest which is damp and cold route full of Rhododendron and Oak. Walking past the forest, you will reach Dovan where you will be spending your night at a tea house.

Day 8:Trek to Deurali

  • Max Altitude3230 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

You will ascend the steady rocky trail to get to Hotel Himalaya. This village is positioned perfectly to give the scenic view of glacier rivers and forests. Ascending further the same route, you will reach Deurali. Rest of the day, you will stroll around Deurali. You can get the mesmerizing panoramic view of Annapurna range from there. Even though the area lacks vegetation due to extremely cold weather, you can get the extraordinary views of glaciers, rivers, and waterfalls.

Day 9:Hike to Annapurna Base Camp through Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700 m)

  • Max Altitude4130 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

After a week of trekking, we will mark our final destination (Annapurna Base Camp) on the 9th day. You will have your breakfast at Deurali and set off for Machhapuchhre Base Camp. You will ascend gentle slope along the river and then ascend the steep rocky trail to get to Machhapuchhre Base Camp. This trail is quite challenging to ascend uphill from Bagar. However, the rewarding view from the Base Camp will make you forget the fatigue of the whole trip. You will have the stunning view of the majestic Machhapuchhre, Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III Gandharva, and Gangapurna Chuli from there.

After spending a few moments at Machhapuchhre Base Camp, you will ascend furthermore to get to Annapurna Base Camp (south), experience clear 360-degree views of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, and other peaks. You will spend a night there under the pollution-free starry sky.

Day 10:Journey Back to Bamboo

  • Max Altitude2310 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

After spending the night at Annapurna Base Camp, you will return to Bamboo village following the same trail through Chhomrong. You will then walk downhill enjoying the scenic landscapes around. You will spend your night in Bamboo at a tea house.

Day 11:Trek to Jhinu Danda from Bamboo

  • Max Altitude1780 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBLD

This day offers you the chance to dive into the hot springs of Jhinu Danda. On this day, you will ascend to Kuldidhar from Bamboo and descend down to Chhomrong Khola. The trail leads you to Ala-Sinuwa which is covered with rhododendron, oak and bamboo forest. You will climb uphill from Chhomrong Khola to get to the Chhomrong village. Then you will walk the steep path toward Jhinu Danda and have a 20-minute walk from village to the tranquil beaches of Modi Khola. Then, you can dive into the natural hot springs at the bank of the Modi Khola.

Day 12:Trek from Jhinu to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara

  • Max Altitude820 m
  • Accommodation3-Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

On the last day of trekking journey, you will trek to Nayapul from Jhinu following the zigzag path. You will walk down the tranquil path with amazing views of the mountains and landscapes. You will have your lunch and trek downhill to Nayapul crossing the Syauli Bazar on the way. We will board a private vehicle to take you to Pokhara where you will spend your night.

Day 13:Drive/Fly back to Pokhara

  • Max Altitude1345 m
  • Accommodation3-Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

On the 13th day of your journey, you will drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. Along the way, you can enjoy the beautiful landscapes and river valleys covered with green forests. You will have your lunch somewhere along the way on your 6-hours ride.

When you arrive in Kathmandu, you can spend the rest of your day relaxing at a 3-star hotel. You can go shopping for souvenirs at the streets of Thamel. You will get to spend the rest of your day resting or shopping for souvenirs at the local markets. In the evening as we all will gather to celebrate the success of our adventure and share our experiences and enjoy the farewell dinner.

Day 14:Departure

  • MealsBreakfast

Your trip concludes today. Our representatives will drop you off at the Kathmandu International Airport and bid you a warm farewell. You will fly to your homeland or your next destination from there. If you decide to extend your stay in Nepal, you can inform us. We will be more than happy to help you again on your next tour/trip.

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What's Included

  • Meals: 
    13 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 9 Dinners
  • Accommodation: 
    3-Star accommodation in Kathmandu for 2 days
    3-Star accommodation in Pokhara for 2 days
    Tea house accommodation along the way for 9 days
  • Transportation:   
    All land transportation with pickups and drops
  • Guides and Porters:
    One guide and assistant guide between 6 people 
    1 porter for two people (A porter can carry up to 30 kg)
  • Entry Fees and Permits:
    Annapurna Conservation Area Entrance Fee
    TIMS Card
  • Miscellaneous: 
    Down jacket, a Sleeping bag which should be refunded to the company after the trip
    Necessary paperwork with the government of Nepal and Tax department
    All the necessary insurance for the guides and porters
    First Aid service in case of minor injuries
    Salary, food, and accommodation for guides and porters

What's not Included

  • Any meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects (We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to any reason
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, cold drinks, bottled or boiled water, hot shower, etc.)
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including mineral water
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Tipping for the Sublime crew

Accommodation

Annapurna base camp trek accomodation

Annapurna base camp - Lodges

Annapurna base Camp Trek accommodation

Tea House Room - Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Departure Dates & Price

On our trip status section 'AVAILABLE' means the trip is guaranteed and available on the given price. If you book the trip through the direct booking section, you will receive a payment invoice instantly and receive a confirmation email within 24 hours.

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Start DateStart: SundayDec 11, 2022End DateEnd: SaturdayDec 24, 2022PricePriceUS$1050StatusStatusAvailable
Start DateStart: WednesdayDec 14, 2022End DateEnd: TuesdayDec 27, 2022PricePriceUS$1050StatusStatusAvailable
Start DateStart: SaturdayDec 17, 2022End DateEnd: FridayDec 30, 2022PricePriceUS$1050StatusStatusAvailable
Start DateStart: TuesdayDec 20, 2022End DateEnd: MondayJan 02, 2023PricePriceUS$1050StatusStatusAvailable
Start DateStart: FridayDec 23, 2022End DateEnd: ThursdayJan 05, 2023PricePriceUS$1050StatusStatusAvailable
Start DateStart: MondayDec 26, 2022End DateEnd: SundayJan 08, 2023PricePriceUS$1050StatusStatusAvailable
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Additional Information

Acclimatisation

Reaching Annapurna Base Camp in Autumn and Spring without acclimatisation is solely doable. This is because you'll start this trek from Kathmandu and Pokhara and gradually climb to higher places. As of this, your body gets acclimated as you trek slowly each day.

Many first-time trekkers often consider ABC trek as the best trekking destination for scenery and low chance of altitude sickness. On top, the average five hours of the hike on the route each day won't be too tiring.
 

Altitude Sickness and prevention

High altitude trekkers often get altitude sickness and Acute Mountain Sickness as they climb past 3,500 metres. As alpine terrain starts above 3,000 metres, the oxygen level decreases, and as of this, the body won't get adequate breathable oxygen. You'll feel dizziness, headaches, nausea, vomiting, tiredness, and fatigue as symptoms of altitude sickness.

Annapurna Base Camp sits over 4,130 metres; a reason is that it is susceptible to altitude sickness. The hike passes through excellent climatic zones of Chhomrong, Machhapuchhre Base Camp, Deurali, and more. These places are somehow above 3,500 metres.

Our countless previous Annapurna Base Camp trekking experience makes it one of the most accessible trekking routes in the Himalayas. Not many trekkers develop altitude sickness symptoms. On top, we employ expert guides on first aid and mountain medicine. You must report to the trek guide if you feel discomfort while hiking.

To escape altitude sickness, we recommend you drink plenty of water and eat adequate meals daily. Also, to avoid dehydration, don't drink alcohol and caffeinated drinks throughout this trekking.

You'll get a helicopter evacuation service with your International Travel Insurance if the situation worsens.
 

International Travel Insurance

Altitude sickness, Acute Mountain Sickness, and health injuries are unforeseen situations while trekking. Hence, International travel insurance is crucial for you2 during emergencies and health issues at high altitudes.

You'll hike on the classic Annapurna Base Camp Trek route for nine days. There's a chance that you may get altitude sickness. Also, sometimes unpredictable weather and other incidents rarely prompt trekkers' injuries. Having said this, you must carry travel insurance that can cover the expense of helicopter evacuation during emergencies. Also, the proof of insurance bears your hospitalisation costs and other involved costs.

Sublime Trails only buys insurance for Annapurna Base Camp trek guides and porters. We won't purchase travel insurance for trekkers but can recommend trusted insurance companies in Nepal for you.

We encourage every trekker joining the Annapurna Base Camp trek in Autumn 2022 and Spring 2023 to buy travel insurance.
 

Annapurna Base Camp trek permits

TIMS card and ACAP are two essential permits for Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) is a mandatory permit for every foreign national who wishes to trek in Nepal. For the Annapurna region, you need Annapurna Conservation Area Permit that lets you roam and walk around the conservation area except in restricted areas. Unlike limited area permits, TIMS and ACAP allow you to trek without any time restrictions.

TIMS card costs USD 20, and ACAP costs USD 25. If you're a solo trekker, you can get these permits at Nepal Tourism Board. With us, you won't have to manage these permits. We'll arrange every essential ticket for you before the trip starts. However, we need a copy of our passports and four passport-sized photos.
 

Altitudes of overnight accommodating places at Annapurna Base Camp Trek Route

Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Autumn and Spring starts either from Kathmandu or Pokhara. Kathmandu sits at 1,345 metres and Pokhara at 820 metres. You can take a roadway or flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara to begin the trek.

A drive from Pokhara takes you to Nayapul, where the hike begins. You'll reach Hile, at 1,430 metres, on four-hour hikes from Nayapul.

The following day's hike takes you to Ghorepani at 2,874 metres, Poon Hill and Tadapani at 2,630 metres, Chhomrong at 2,170 metres, and Dovan at 2,600 metres. Further, the walk continues via Deurali at 3,230 metres, Machhapuchhre Base Camp at 3,700 metres, and Annapurna Base Camp at 4,130 metres.

The descent hike to Bamboo at 2,310 metres, Jhinu Danda at 1,780 metres takes you to Nayapul, where you'll drive to Pokhara.
 

Trekkers safety and security 

Sublime Trails commits to 100% safety and security throughout the Annapurna Base Camp trek. Trekkers joining the group will receive 24/7 guidance and care from our trek guides.

In instances like altitude sickness and injuries, our best-employed trek guides will properly handle everything. You'll get in right on time even if you need helicopter evacuation.

Regarding food safety, we offer you the best tea houses that provide decent hygienic meals and comfortable overnight sleep.

There are no cases of theft and robbery on this trek. Tea houses and trails only receive trekkers, porters, guides, and tea house owners where everyone supports each other, leaving the chance of robbery negligible. If you feel insecure, you can use zip lockers in your backpacks for extra safety.


Baggage weight limit 

The baggage weight limit in the classic Annapurna Base Camp trek varies on your preference. Usually, trekkers take a road trip to Pokhara on a private vehicle we offer. Hence, there won't be any baggage limit.

However, if you prefer flying to Pokhara, you must follow the airline policies of a 15kg weight limit, 10 kg baggage and 5kg on hand carry. Additional weight costs as per the policies of airlines.

A porter carries not more than 30 kg when two trekkers share a porter. For an individual trekker, a porter can only carry not more than 15 kg. You may have to hire another porter for additional baggage, which adds to the tour cost.

We recommend you carry only the necessary items and gear for this trek. If you don't know the packing list for Annapurna Base Camp trekking, you can consult with our tour manager and trek guides.
 

Enriched culture and lifestyle of ethnic Gurung community

Like Everest is home to Sherpa people, Annapurna Sanctuary is home to Gurung, Thakali, and similar ethnic people. Many people in this region are often of Tibetan origin, whose ancestors came to Nepal for trade or settlement.

Gurung people and the unique stone built houses of Ghorepani and Poon Hill are eye-catching. Further, vibrant outfits and cultural attires are mandatory to wear for visitors, who often pose for photographs. Not only attires, but ethnic meals throughout the Annapurna trek route also serve you a pleasant taste experience.

People here celebrate festivals that belong to Hinduism and Buddhism. Early October to late November is when Nepal's major festival falls. Annapurna Base Camp trek in Autumn gives you a proper sense of what it feels like to be in an ethnic Gurung village during the major festivals. As a traveller, celebrating Dashain, Tihar, and Lhosar in Autumn is an ideal natural and cultural escapade. Also, in Spring, during late March and April, you celebrate Buddha Purnima and Buddha Jayanti, a major Buddhist festival observed by Gurung tribes.
 

Respect to ethnic cultures and community values

Sublime Trail practices and encourages every client joining trekking to Annapurna Base Camp to respect the ethnic peoples, their cultures, and lifestyle.

The language barrier and cultural differences between foreign travellers and ethnic peoples sometimes become an issue while communicating. Nowadays, tea house owners and few locals can talk in English and understand the foreigners. But, often, many travellers ridicule the lifestyle, cultures, and people.

As a responsible trekker, respecting ethnic values is essential.
 

Annapurna Conservation Area- Home to wildlife

Annapurna Sanctuary has a diverse climatic zone with sub-tropical to alpine terrain. More than 22 varieties of forests with 1226 plant species are present in this area. 55 out of 1226 plants in this region are only found in Nepal and are a treasure of Annapurna.

Annapurna Base Camp region has more than 100 different species of mammals. It includes various endangered animals like musk deer, Tibetan wolf, Tibetan argali, and snow leopard. Annapurna sanctuary is also a region where all six pheasant species are present, making it a special place for birdwatching.
 

Weather, Temperature, and Best Time for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp trek takes you through diverse landscapes, the low subtropical lands at Nayapul, Ghore Pani, and the arid alpine topography in the north. The terrace farming, paddy and others during Autumn make the landscape at low lands sublime. On top, the lush subtropical forest and vibrant rhododendrons spread serenity over the trails.

Autumn and Spring are the two best times for Annapurna Base Camp trekking. Annapurna Conservation Area is home to mammals, birds, plant species, beautiful terrains, and awe-striking mountains like Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, and more. The undisturbed view of these mountains and terrains opens up in the clear weather and stable temperature in March, April, May, September, October, and November. These times are the best time in the year to make the Annapurna experience the best.
 

Weather and temperature in Autumn 

The lively and joyous weather and temperature in Autumn make it one of the best times of the year for the Annapurna Base Camp trek. The rain stops, and the outlook becomes crispy. The snow capped mountains like Annapurna and Machhapuchhre appear striking in such stable weather.

The average daytime temperature around Annapurna sanctuary in Autumn is 16 degrees, and the nighttime temperature falls from -6 degrees to degrees to -10 degrees. These conditions are favourable for day hikes and overnight nights of sleep.


Weather and Temperature in Spring

The best time is close to Autumn, trekking to Annapurna Base Camp in Spring. April and May are best known for clear weather and stable temperature. On top, the vibrant outlook, revived greenery, blooming rhododendrons, melted snow on trails, and snow-filled mountains are fascinations of Spring.

The serene hike, supported by a mild daytime temperature of 14 degrees and a nighttime temperature of -4 degrees, is bearable. The comfortable hike on Sublime Trails of Annapurna Base Camp in Spring will be your memorable trip.
 

Weather and Temperature in Winter

The thick and fresh snow blankets deposit over the high altitudes of the Annapurna trans Himalayan region. If you're experienced trekkers and can bear high altitude cold of -20 degrees, the Annapurna Base Camp trek in winter lets you view snow-filled mountains and terrains.

The daytime temperature averages around 6 degrees, and the nighttime temperature falls from -14 degrees to -20 degrees. Even though it's extremely cold, the unmatched winter trek adventure and awe-striking landscapes blanketed by snow are the best of Annapurna.


Weather and Temperature in Summer

Summer in Nepal is rainy; hence, the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking trails become slippery and muddy, making the hike cumbersome. This trek in summer is ideal for those who look for warm temperatures instead of cold.

The daytime temperature rises to 18 degrees and is humid and rainy. At night, the temperature barely touches the freezing point. Hence, summer is ideal for Annapurna trekking for wildflowers, greenery, vibrant outlook, and some rain.
 

Gears to pack on Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp requires adequate preparations and essential gear. Trekking gears play a crucial role in the comfort and safety of your feet and body throughout the trek. 

The decent trekking boots, down jacket, fleece, sleeves, trekking boots, and other wearables are essential items. Here's a list of the most critical trekking gears for Annapurna Base Camp.

Wearables

  • Waterproof and windproof jackets, quick drying pants, trekking trousers etc.

  • Innerwears and some thermal innerwears

  • Down jacket, sleeping bag

  • Cap, hat, sun glass, neck scarf

  • Trekking boots, woollen socks, woollen gloves, face mask etc.

  • Trekking poles, rucksack with waterproof cover etc.
     

Skin Protection

  • Lip balm, sunscreen, vaselines, moisturiser etc.

  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, quick drying towels, wet wipes etc.
     

Gadgets 

  • Camera, Binoculars, GPS watches

  • Mobile phone with power banks, extra pair of batteries etc.

For an in-depth guide on trekking gears, read our Packing List of gears for Trekking in Nepal blog.

FAQs

  • Yes, you can take a shower during the Annapurna Base Camp trek. If you want to take hot showers, you have to pay an extra charge and it will be available.

  • A porter shared between two people will carry 15 kgs for each person. Any extra weight should either be carried by yourself or you should pay an extra fee.

  • Yes, you can use the internet and cell phones during Annapurna Base Camp trek. Service providers like Nepal Telecom and Ncell will make it possible for you. The network may be weak in some rural places.

Clients Reviews

5.0based on 12 reviews
  • Leylla
    LeyllaJune 17, 2022
    TripAdvisor

    The foothills of Annapurna immersed into my soul

    Thank you to Mr. Ram, tour manager from Sublime Trails for being a true professional on this trip. Also, I want to thank Mr. Shiva, my guide for being a wonderful guide and companion throughout this trip.
    I literally enjoyed every bit of this trip. The Annapurna Base Camp was quite covered with clouds, but I also enjoyed being in nature. It was a wonderful two weeks long stay in Nepal. Such a beautiful country. If I had time, I was planning for other trips in the monsoon. But, I'm saving for a future trip to Nepal. Stay blessed.

  • Henry Ta
    Henry TaJune 08, 2022
    TripAdvisor

    My Annapurna Base Camp trek experience with Sublime Trails

    I want to mention that the good food, decent accommodation and Pokhara Kathmandu flight arranged by Sublime Trails were amazing. The guides, porters were the best. Mr. Ram had arranged our trip permits long before we came to Nepal. It was a pleasant experience being on the tour with them. A true professional organisation of the trip. Thank you for the wonderful experience. Recommended company for tours in Nepal.

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