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.

About Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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.

 

Route to Annapurna Base Camp

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.
 

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

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

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

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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

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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
  • 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

Availabilities

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Good to know

Can I take shower during the Annapurna Base Camp trek?

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. 
 

How much weight can I take with me? 

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.
 

Can I use the internet and cell phones during Annapurna Base Camp trek?

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.
 

Can I take a flight to/from Pokhara instead?

Yes, you can take a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and vice versa. It takes about 25 minutes to reach Pokhara through a domestic flight. It costs you an additional 125 USD (for non-Nepalese travelers) to book this flight.
 

Will there be a risk of altitude sickness during Annapurna Base Camp trek?

Most of the trail to Annapurna Base Camp lies at an altitude less than 3000 meters, so there is very little risk of altitude sickness. However, as you approach the base camp, you need to proceed slowly and steadily and look for the signs and slow down if necessary. Staying hydrated is also necessary to keep yourself safe from the altitude sickness.

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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.
 

Customer Reviews

  • 13 Days ABC Trek

    - Stacy Dooly, United Kingdom

    Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp on this 13 day trip with Sublime Trails was one of the most awesome experiences I have ever had. Although there were other options to complete ABC trek in 7 days or 10 days, I choose to complete in 13 days. I wanted to take some time to admire the villages and get close to the culture and tradition of various people along the way.

    The altitude of Annapurna Base Camp is merely 4130 meters. So I didn’t even struggle with altitude sickness. The route to the Base Camp was full of staircases along the way which made the trip quite easy.

    Sublime Trails gave us an excellent trekking package which was budget friendly. The guides and porters along the way were also very friendly and helped us explore the various parts along the way. I strongly recommend everyone who is looking for the ABC trek to trek along with Sublime Trails. The crew is extremely hospitable and they will help you customize your trip according to your needs. 

  • Rewarding trip of our lives

    - C_ Sujono, United Kingdom

    Hari and the team were amazing and the best people we've ever met. Our friends organized and planned this trip with Hari, so we didn't really expected much other than walking for long periods of time. The whole country was amazing in its own way, and hanging out with Hari and the porters (Depak and Purna) was really amusing. Best holiday we've had so far and can't wait to come back to do another one with the gang

  • Memorable ABC trek with Sublime Trails

    - Hui Sian, Singapore

    The boss, Ram, is very friendly and hospitable. He picked us up from the airport personally when we first arrived at Kathmandu and ensured that we had the equipment required for the trek before the start of our trek. After our trek, he also hosted a farewell dinner for us and gathered feedback regarding our trip so as to improve future trek planning. His effort is notable.

    Our guide, Mr. Hari, is witty and humorous. He is also very knowledgeable about the trek and the different mountains, giving us good advice and information along the trek. He also set a good pace for us, thus making the trek more manageable. Thanks to Mr. Hari, we were very entertained throughout the trip even though there was no wifi. I'll definitely miss the days when we played cards, did poser shots and shared cultural and historical exchanges in the mountains. As we had a few more days in Kathmandu after the trek, he kindly shared with us the various places of attraction that we could go. Eventually, we decided to go Nagarkot and Ram was very nice to help us arrange transportation and accommodation even though we informed him quite late.

    A very big thank you to our assistant guide, Suman, and our porters, Bibeck and Gonga, for carrying our backpacks and all the assistance provided during the trip! 

    From jungle trails to glacier walks, we experienced different types of terrain while trekking to ABC. Along the way, the views that greeted us were awesome! Can never get enough of the rolling greens and snow-capped mountains!

    Really appreciate the efforts from the Sublime Trails team in making our ABC trek a memorable and amazing one! Would highly recommend Sublime Trails!

  • Annapurna Base Camp Trek

    - Huizen Chua, Singapore

    Did the 9 days ABC trek with Sublime Trails and had a really wonderful experience! The boss, Ram, was very welcoming and picked us up from the airport on our day of arrival. He also hosted a farewell dinner for us after we returned from the trek which was a really good effort on his part. 

    The 9 days trek was well paced by our guide, Mr. Hari who was witty and fun! He is super knowledgeable about the mountains and recommended us places to go in the city as well. Really thankful for having an amazing team of guides and porters with us which helped to make the journey up the mountains a safe and memorable one!! 

    Would definitely return for a 2nd trekking trip with Sublime Trails