About Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Annapurna Base Camp is one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal. Being surrounded by mountains like Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, and other peaks, Annapurna Base Camp Trekking offers some of the most astounding views of the mountains of the Himalayas. A 13-day trek to Annapurna Base Camp is a relaxing trip to view the awesome mountains in this region.

The total distance you will cover during the Annapurna Base Camp trek is around 115 kilometers. So if you choose to trek Annapurna Base Camp in 13 days, you will trek an average of around 11 kilometers per day. As you will be climbing a few steep hills and stairs during your trip, trekking to Annapurna Base Camp on this 13-day trip will help you have a relatively easy trip that won’t exhaust you.

Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp can be completed in 7 or 10 days as well. However, you will have to walk long distances in these trips. Also, you won’t have as much time to explore the culture and lifestyle of these places.

A 13 day trip to Annapurna Base Camp will not only help you explore the places along your trek but also give you ample of time to explore cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara. These cities are full of religious and cultural sites that you can go to. They also have wonderful restaurants, cafes, and popular tourist destinations making your trip delightful.

The Annapurna Base Camp has an altitude of 4130 meters. This is quite low in comparison to the Base Camps of other mountains like Everest, Kanchenjunga, or Manaslu. So you don’t have to worry a lot about altitude sickness. However, it is better if you take all the preventive measures you can to avoid the risk of altitude sickness altogether.

The route to Annapurna Base Camp will take you some of the most quaint villages in the Annapurna Region like Ghorepani, Chhomrong, Sinuwa, Himalayas etc. Most of these villages have awesome geography and offer you scenic views of mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapuchhre.

In this 13 day trip to Annapurna Base Camp, you will also visit Poon Hill, which is a popular destination for viewing sunrise and sunset during your trek. Poon Hill has panoramic views of mountains like Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Annapurna III (7855 m), Machhapuchhare (6993 m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche Peak (6920m), Nilgiri (6940m), Varaha Shikhar Annapurna IV (7525 m), Annapurna II (7937 m) and Lamjung Himal (6931 m).

As the Annapurna Base Camp is lower in altitude, the cost of transporting goods for the operation of hotels and lodges in these places is not as high as that of Everest Base Camp, Manaslu base Camp or other high altitude Base Camps in Nepal. This makes Annapurna Base Camp trek quite cheap compared to other treks in Nepal.

Although there are a few trekkers who choose to trek to Annapurna Base Camp solo, we advise you to travel with a guide. During snowfall, finding the trail to the Base Camp can be quite difficult. Besides, there are also some tricky areas during your trek which will be easy to trek with the assistance of a guide. In addition, guides also enrich your experience by helping you appreciate the culture of the areas you trek to.

All in all, Annapurna Base Camp 13 day trek is a perfect way to get a glimpse of the glorious Himalayas of the Annapurna Region, picturesque villages, and the authentic culture of these regions.

 

Outline Itinerary

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Following your arrival in Nepal, our representative will meet you at the airport and direct you to a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu. This will be a comfortable ride to your hotel in our vehicle. You will spend the rest of the day relaxing at this luxurious establishment or walking around and exploring the beautiful sights in the city.

You will visit some of the greatest temples in the city including the Swayambhunath and the Pashupatinath Temple. You can also enjoy fresh coffee at one of the city’s numerous cafes, or indulge in Nepalese cuisine at some of Nepal’s most prestigious eateries such as the Bhojan Griha and the Yangling Tibetan restaurant. You can do all this and so much more in the beautiful city of Kathmandu.
Your second day in Nepal will be welcomed by a hearty breakfast at the hotel, preparing you for your adventure. Our tourist bus will take you through a scenic route from Kathmandu to Pokhara as you soak in views of the great Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Annapurna, and Mt.Dhaulagiri while driving past some of the regions most iconic landscapes.
Once you arrive at your hotel in Pokhara, you can unpack and prepare for your sightseeing trip here. You can spend your day visiting lakes, caves, and Buddhist and Hindu temples in in this city. The majestic Davis Falls, the Gupteshwor Caves, and the Tibetan Refugee Camp are some of the most popular tourist destinations in Pokhara. Being one of the most culturally rich cities of Nepal, Pokhara has a plethora of natural and heritage sites to enjoy. Alternatively, you can catch the sunset with views of the mountains at Sarangkot or grab a drink at one of the city’s many bars, cafes, and restaurants.
On the third day of your trip, your trek will start. Following a 2-hour drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, you will trek to Hile (1,400m) begins. We take you through Birethanti (1,065m), the perfect location to witness Nepal’s pristine landscapes and lush green forests. Along the way, you will get to listen to the chirping birds and the flowing rivers as you embrace your surroundings.
Your stay in the region will be at a comfortable tea-house in Hile. You can also have delightful conversations with the friendly local villagers and enjoy views of orange groves, rice fields, and the glorious Annapurna mountain range soaring above you.
Your 4th day is marked by a steep climb to Ulleri (2,070m). This 2-hour trek is followed by a climb through Ulleri to Banthanti – a region best known for traditional villages of the Magar, a very influential caste of Nepal.
After conquering 3300 steps to Ulleri, you will get to experience spectacular views of Mount Machhapuchhare, Mt Fishtail (6997 m), Hiunchuli (6441 m), Gandharba Chuli (6248 m) and Annapurna (7219m) on the southern course of Ghorepani.
Your stay will be at a comfortable lodge with easy access to several action-filled activities. You can also interact with locals, indulge in delicious tea at tea houses, and explore the rhododendron and oak forests during your stay.
This day promises a chance to witness a glorious sunrise paired with views of one of the most beautiful mountain ranges. Your morning starts early with a trek to Poon Hill (3232m). We take a break to admire the sunrise and Mt Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri Mountains in all their glory. You will get to enjoy a freshly-prepared lunch at Poon Hill and walk to Tadapani to continue with your trip.
At this point, you will be able to capture picturesque views of the snow-covered peaks of Mt. Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Annapurna III (7855 m), Machhapuchhare (6993 m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche Peak (6920m), Nilgiri (6940m), Varaha Shikhar Annapurna IV (7525 m), Annapurna II (7937 m) and Lamjung Himal (6931 m).
Your day ends with an overnight stay at a lodge in Tadapani as you relax and prepare for your next days’ trek.
The journey continues as we descend through lush rhododendron and thick oak forests. As we advance, you should be able to see the spectacular South Peak and Mt Fishtail to the other side of the valley.
You can also explore the Chomrong town, a gateway to the Shrine of Annapurna and home to the ethnic Nepalese Gurung tribe. Additionally, enjoy a comfortable stay at a lodge in one of the local villages of Gurung and experience the hospitality of the Gurung community.
As an added incentive for bird lovers; this excursion offers you a chance to view exotic bird species in their natural habitat.
You will experience an adrenaline rush on the descent through 2,500 stone stairs and while crossing the bridge over Chomrong Khola river. After climbing through a rocky path, we cross the local town of Sinuwa at 2350 m and continue our journey through a forest and a downhill walk. We spend the day trekking past the Bamboo forest along the way. It is a damp and cold route packed with views of a large variety of rhododendron and oak trees. Following a steady ascent, we arrive at Hotel Himalaya Dovan (2630m), a luxurious retreat, perfectly positioned to give you scenic views of a glacier river and the forest.
While the region experiences a lack of vegetation due to climate conditions, it promises extraordinary views of the valley, river, and striped waterfalls.
Marking the completion of an entire week of the adventure, we set off to the Machhapuchhre Base Camp. The route to the camp includes an easy ascend across the river. The path then rises to a steep slope on the mountain side inducing a slightly tough hike from Bagar.
However, what makes it all worth it is the stunning view of the majestic Machhapuchhre, Mt Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III Gandharva, and Gangapurna Chuli.
Our next stop would be the Annapurna Base Camp. After a slight uphill climb of about two hours, we arrive at Annapurna Base Camp, which located at 4130 meters. It is nestled in the foothills of the mighty Mt. Annapurna, the base of the tenth highest mountain in the world.
Witness the beauty of nature at its very best, with the Annapurna above us to the South. At this point, you will have a dynamic view of the mountain range. Experience clear 360-degree views of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, and other peaks, and spend night at the Annapurna Base Camp.
After completing your stay at the Annapurna Base Camp, you will prepare to return to Sinuwa repeating your route through the village between Chomrong and Bamboo. The journey back involves walking downhill, making it a very comfortable trek with plenty of time to admire the scenic landscapes. You will complete your day by spending your night at the Bamboo Tea House.
Following a rather relaxing day, on the 10th day, we go on an uphill trek to Kuldi Ghar and a downhill trek to Chomorang Khola. There, you can explore the renowned hot springs, which are easily accessible through a stone built staircase.
The trail then continues with a gentle climb to Ala-Sinuwa and a walk past forests packed with varieties of rhododendron, oak, and bamboo. Carrying on with the journey, we proceed downhill towards the Chomrong Khola, climbing a stone stairway to return back to Chomrong.
Next, we make our way through a steep path towards Jhinu Danda and a 20-minute walk from the village to some of the most tranquil beaches of Modi Kola.
You will spend the night resting at a lodge in Jhinu Danda or indulge in a sauna-like experience at two of the most beautiful hot springs in the region.
The path to Nayapul is just a small rise towards the village followed by a zigzag path to Jhinu Danda. It is a trek on a quiet and tranquil path with several waterfalls and amazing views of the western Nepalese mountains.
We stop for lunch on the way. After that, we will follow a trekking journey downhill through creeks and terraces to the Syauli Bazaar.
The trekking adventure ends following your arrival at Nayapul. Here, we board a private bus taking us to to Pokhara, where we will be spending the night.
On the 12th day, we drive you back to Kathmandu. During the drive, you get the opportunity to witness Damauli, Dumre, Muglin, and Kurintar — which feature Nepal’s first cable car that is used to reach the Manakamana Temple.
We make a quick stopover for lunch and continue with the journey; a total drive of approximately 6-hours.
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you get a chance to spend the rest of your day relaxing at your 3-star hotel or shopping for souvenirs at the local markets.
You will also have a chance to meet up with the rest of your trekking partners in the evening as we all gather to celebrate the success of our adventure and share our experiences.
On the last day of your trip, our representative drops you off at the Kathmandu International Airport. Concluding your trekking journey through Nepal, we bid you a warm farewell and thank you for giving us a wonderful opportunity to be your partner in this adventure.
Detail Itinerary

Inclusions

  • All airport pick up and transfers
  • 2 Nights 3 star hotel with  breakfast in Kathmandu
  • 2 Nights 3 star hotel with breakfast in Pokhara
  • Accommodation during ABC Trek
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during ABC Trek
  • Well experienced guide and porter throughout the trek
  • Annapurna Conservation area entrance permit & Tims card fee
  • Tourist bus transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and private transport from Pokhara to Nayapul and return
  • Sublime First Aid kit carried by our Guide
  • Salary, food, and accommodation for Sublime crews
  • Emergency Medical evacuation assistance service
  • Any meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Monuments entrance fees
  • 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 get a personal travel insurance.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, cold drinks, bottle or boiled water, hot shower etc.)
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and Drinking water during the trip.
  • All the chocolate, dessert, and sweet items.
  • Your Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Tipping for the sublime crews.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Reviews

Rated 5/5 based on 4 reviews
  • 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. 

    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…

  • 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

    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…

  • My first trek with Ram was 2 years ago for Helambu. Unforgettable. This time, 4 of us from the last trek plus 3 new friends joined the Annapurna Base Camp trek for magnificent views and great company. I was the slowest of the group, and Ram accompanied me throughout and made sure we were all properly cared for. We basically laughed our way from the start to the end of the trek with jokes, songs and cultural exchanges. Ram was also very considerate and tweaked the itinerary (with our agreement) when he felt we could finish the trek one day earlier than planned. That gave us an additional day to tour Pokhara before we returned home. Our assistant guide Suman, porters Niraj, Kiran and Hari were also fantastic. We had so much fun together, I didn't want it to end. We are definitely going on another trek with them again. Dhanyabad!

    My first trek with Ram was 2 years ago for Helambu. Unforgettable. This time, 4 of us from the last trek plus 3 new friends joined the Annapurna Base Camp…

  • 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

    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…

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18 Nov, 2018 - 30 Nov, 2018 Available $730 USD
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