Annapurna Base Camp TrekAnnapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Duration11 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max Altitude 5000m
  • Group Size 2-10+
  • Starts Kathmandu
  • Ends Kathmandu
  • Activity Trekking, Climbing and Hiking
  • Best Season Mar -Jun and Sep - Dec

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a popular and breathtaking trekking adventure in Nepal that spans 11 days. The trek offers magnificent views of the Annapurna range, including prominent peaks like Hiuchuli (6,441m), Dhaulagiri (8,167m), and Machhapuchhare (6,993m). The journey allows you to immerse yourself in the serene beauty of the diverse wilderness, from lush forests to stunning landscapes.

Compared to other base camp treks, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is relatively less physically demanding, making it accessible to a wide range of trekkers. However, it doesn't compromise on the astonishing scenic rewards it offers. The Annapurna region is known for its abundant flora and fauna, and the trek provides an opportunity to witness the region's rich biodiversity. Keep an eye out for pheasants, clouded leopards, Himalayan giant honeybees, and other unique creatures that call this region home.

The trek also showcases the spectacular beauty of the national flower of Nepal, the rhododendron, which blooms gracefully in the forests along the route. As you make your way through the trail, you'll be accompanied by the awe-inspiring presence of the Machhapuchhare massif, the deep Kali Gandaki gorge, and the enchanting sight of wild orchids. Along the way, you'll also encounter magical waterfalls that provide a refreshing respite and wash away any tiredness.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is not just a trekking adventure but also an opportunity to experience the natural wonders of the region, immerse yourself in the local culture, and create lifelong memories. The combination of stunning mountain vistas, diverse flora and fauna, and the soothing sound of waterfalls make this trek an unforgettable experience.

Expand the horizon of your wild and adventurous spirit by setting your steps on the amazing Annapurna Base Camp trekking route.

  • Pokhara, known as the tourist hub of Nepal, serves as the gateway to various trekking routes in the Annapurna region. From Pokhara, you can embark on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek and enjoy breathtaking sunrise views of the Annapurna mountain range, which includes majestic peaks like Dhaulagiri I (8,167m), Annapurna I (8,091m), and Nilgiri (7,061m), from the famous Poon Hill viewpoint.
  • As you trek towards Annapurna Base Camp, situated at an altitude of 4,130m, you will encounter a rich diversity of flora and fauna. The region is home to a wide range of plant species, including blooming rhododendrons, as well as various wildlife such as Himalayan Thar, musk deer, and different species of birds.
  • After a rewarding trek, you can relax and rejuvenate at the hot springs of Jhinu Danda, where you can soak in the warm waters and relieve your tired muscles. The trek also offers incredible views of prominent peaks such as Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Khangsar, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, and the iconic Machhapuchhare (also known as Fishtail).
  • One of the highlights of the trek is the visit to the picturesque village of Ghandruk. Here, you can immerse yourself in the beauty of traditional Nepali villages, observe the daily lives of the local people, and witness their unique cultural practices. The farmlands surrounding the village offer a glimpse into the agricultural lifestyle of rural Nepal.
  • Overall, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek provides a wonderful opportunity to experience the natural beauty of the region, encounter diverse wildlife, and gain insights into the rural Nepali way of life.

What makes Annapurna Base Camp trek a spectacular trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek, also known as the Sanctuary Trek, offers a truly spectacular experience as you venture into the sanctuary of the lofty mountain circle. The panoramic views of the Annapurna Himalayas will leave you in awe and take your trekking journey to new heights. The magnificent peaks of Annapurna I, Glacier Dome, Gangapurna, and Machhapuchhare (fishtail) create a stunning backdrop for your trek, filling the air with a refreshing mountain breeze.

The unique beauty of the Annapurna Sanctuary unfolds as you hike through the open air surrounded by the impressive peaks. The fishtail-shaped peak of Machhapuchhare at 6,997m, Gangapurna at 7,454m, Annapurna I at 8,091m, and Annapurna South at 7,273m create a breathtaking environment. Along the way, you'll also have the opportunity to explore charming Gurung villages, immerse yourself in their rich culture, and witness the terraced fields, diverse flora, and fauna that make this region so enchanting.

Mt. Annapurna, the 10th highest mountain in the world, stands tall at an altitude of 8,091m, and trekking through its remote and glorious trails is a virtuous adventure. The beauty of the Annapurna region has gained appreciation from trekkers worldwide, and the trails leading to Annapurna Base Camp at 4,130m will guide you to the majestic Mt. Machhapuchhare. Whether you are trekking in a group or as a solo traveler, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek offers a fulfilling experience that suits everyone.

This incredible trek will leave you with a sense of adventure and a desire for more. The memories created during this journey will be filled with glory and pride. If you have any doubts or queries about any Himalayan adventure, Nepal Nomad Trekking is ready to assist you. Feel free to contact us for a customized Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary that suits your preferences. Embark on this beautiful journey to one of nature's greatest wonders, the Annapurna Base Camp, and create memories that will last a lifetime.


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From Kathmandu, we will be taking an early flight to Pokhara after early morning breakfast. However, you can choose to take a drive to Pokhara which will take you about six hours maximum if it’s comfortable. Then after reaching Pokhara, you get moved to the hotel. There we will take our time to regain our energy through strolls and some explorations of the city and then sit for lovely dining in the nearby restaurant with the view of the lake ahead of us.

  • Max. Altitude:850m
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea

On the second day, a drive will lead us to Nayapul within about forty-five minutes which will then be connected with a trek lasting Tirkhedhunga. After Birethanti, it is an offroad drive that takes us to Tikhedunga. During the hike, you pass through Sudame and Hile villages and then reach Ulleri (2073 meters). It takes about three hours to hike this route.

  • Max. Altitude:2055m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Time:4 hrs
  • Meals:1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner coffee/tea

The walk today is destined to last for about seven hours and the fifth day can indeed prove to be tiring while requiring some enormous dedication. We will pass through the beautifully flowing stream of the Bhurungdi Khola starting from Tirkhedunga after a lovely breakfast. Through several ascend, we reach the gracious Ulleri village situated at an elevation of 2,070 meters and then further head through beautifully cultivated fields and pasture lands. We will mark the end of the day’s trek at Ghorepani and rest there at 2,855 meters.

  • Max. Altitude:2855m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Time:7 hrs
  • Meals:1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner coffee/tea

Day forth takes us all the way to Poon Hill at 3,210 meters from where we can enjoy the marvelous sunrise over the Annapurna Himalayas. Then we descend down and make our way to Tadapani while being surrounded by the views of mountains like Dhaulagiri (8167m), Manaslu (8156m), and others. We make our way through various lodges and some small villages and finally arrive at Tadapani situated at 2600 meters. 

  • Max. Altitude:2600m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Time:7 hrs
  • Meals:1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner coffee/tea

Out from the Tadapani, we will track our path to Chhomrung which is the base of Himachuli village and has the long ascent to the Modi Khola west bank. We stay overnight here.

  • Max. Altitude:2210m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Time:4 hrs
  • Meals:1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner coffee/tea

Out from the Chhomrung, we precede our trek with steep stone after passing the Chhomrung Khola. Beautiful bamboo forest, rhododendron covered path and the mountain terrains accompany us. We gather more enthusiasm and energy right after an inspiring sight of the Machhapuchhare and the Annapurna mountain ranges. After passing through the Bamboo, Doyan and the Khuldigar we pass the Modi Khola and ultimately arrive at the Himalaya Hotel for an overnight stay.

  • Max. Altitude:2850m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Time:5 hrs
  • Meals:1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner coffee/tea

The designation for today is at the Machhapuchhare Base Camp where we will climb uphill and descend on the beautiful grassy path and then reach the Hinku Cave. Following the zigzag path of stone, we reach the Annapurna Circuit Sanctuary after 3 to 4 hours. Beautifully enclosed by the Annapurna I, II, III, and IV, this is a huge amphitheater. Different spots at Deorali and Bagar can also be visited and the fishtail Machhapuchhare, as well as Annapurna inns and accommodation, can be found there. We then reach the splendid Machhapuchhare Base camp and eat at the accommodation.

  • Max. Altitude:3700m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Time:6 hrs
  • Meals:1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner coffee/tea

After our Base camp trek to the Machhapuchhare for about two hours, we will then go down the small crest downhill to the fertile farming land and the tranquil meadows which showcase the branching out of the mountains. We then get to see the beautiful landscape of the snow-capped mountains and the panoramic sight when we reach the Annapurna South Base Camp. We stay overnight at the Annapurna Base Camp.

  • Max. Altitude:4130m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Time:3 hrs
  • Meals:1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner coffee/tea

The morning is started with an early splendid sunrise view from the majestic mountains which are snow-capped and no matter how much we see them, we are never tired or bothered. We then go on our track to Sinwa and the Bamboo.

  • Max. Altitude:2310m
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Time:8 hrs
  • Meals:1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner coffee/tea

In the morning, we will depart from the Sinwa and walk down to Chhomrong, then descend as we follow the trail to Jhinnu Danda. We will walk gently over the wheat fields of the Lower part of Ghandruk and over the potato fields. Along the right-hand side of Modi Khola, we follow a dusty road. This part of the trek is one of the most relaxing parts of the trip. Pokhara is our overnight stop.

  • Max. Altitude:822m
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Time:6 hrs
  • Meals:1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner coffee/tea

Finally today on day eleventh, we leave Pokhara with tons of memories whether through a flight or any medium as per your convenience. Then after arriving in Kathmandu, you will be headed to your hotel where you can rest and relish some memories.

  • Max. Altitude:1360m
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner coffee/tea
What's Included
  • Meals as specified for trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
  • All internal local transport as per the itinerary.
  • National Park entrance fees, trekking permits accommodation in twin sharing local basis lodges or best available places, guide and porters-salary, insurance, food, accommodations.
  • Basic first aid kit carried by your guide.
  • None of the single supplements is required in Kathmandu or in the mountain.
  • Arrival Airport picks up and departure drop.
What's not Included
  • Food and accommodatin (Kathmandu) - lunch and dinner, International flights from your home to home.
  • Airport Taxes, car, taxi or van, Visa fees.
  • Local flights from Kathmandu- Pokhara- Kathmandu.

  • Medical examination (if required) and vaccination costs.
  • Own Expenditure(Personal) , .all bar bills, laundry, telephone calls, hot shower in the mountain, mineral water, sweet deserts, we recommend bringing .water purifier and neutralizer tabulates to reduce your cost of traveling and to become responsible traveler.
  • Drinks or meals except for 3 meals or not specified in the itinerary, Personal clothing, and equipment, Travel insurance, Optional trips. Tipping in general for trek crew (driver, Trek leader and porter-tipping is not mandatory but expected).
  • Charges sustained as a result of delays beyond Nepal Nomad's control. Anything not specified in the Cost Includes section.
Good to Know

Experience Required:

No previous experience is required. Good health and Physical fitness will help.

Pre-Trip Meeting:

You are expected to be a part of the introduction and discussion sessions as a part of the preparation before the trip which we call the pre-trip briefing.

Equipment Check List:

Make sure to pack the following equipment making them weigh within 20kg;


For the head protection: Sun hat or scarf - Light balaclava or warm fleece hat - Sunglasses with UV protection.

Lower Body: -

Under Garments - Hiking shorts - Lightweight cotton long pants - Light weight hiking thermal bottoms - Fleece or wool pants – Waterproof trekking trousers -

Feet: - lightweight thin inner socks - Thick, warm wool hiking socks - Hiking boots with spare laces - Camp shoes – Gaiters (optional)

Upper Body:-

As for the upper body’s shirts – Hiking and light weight thermal tops - Fleece jacket or pullover - Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional) - Waterproof shell jacket - Down vest and/or jacket - Base layer shirts - Warm jacket (down)*

Hands: - gloves that are Lightweight - Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer.


Sleeping bag (comfort rated –10ºC)*- Sleeping bag liner - Head torch with spare bulbs and batteries - Small pad or combination.

Trekking Bags: - Large bag for keeping items dry inside trek bag, Daypack 250 to 30litres. - Thermarest sleeping pad - Water bottles - Water purification tablets.

Basic First Aid Kit: - Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are also a good idea.

Toiletries:- 1 medium sized quick drying towel - Tooth brush/paste - Multipurpose soap - Deodorants - Nail clippers - Face and body moisturizer - Feminine products - Small mirror - Wet wipes - toilet roll/Tissue Extras - Antibacterial hand wash

Luxuries - Binoculars - Reading book - Trip Map/Guide book - Trekking poles – Camera - Repair kit: needle, thread, duct tape.

A typical day:

A normal day wakes you up early in the morning and fills you with an amazing breakfast with a wide day ahead to explore. Then, you bid goodbye to your recent accommodation and leave to reach another one as we have lunch on the way. We have dinner in our final resting spot for the day and sleep there until the next dusk.


Get ready to make some adjustment on shower and bathroom subjects as they need to be shared with other users along with the fireplace which stays in the common grouping place. You will have a comfortable stay although you need to remain adjustable as per the area and given facilities.


Insurance is a must and medical, trip cancellation and Emergency rescue insurances are given major priority and a must requirement

Altitude Sickness:

The risk isn’t rare, so we will take some medicine with us and acclimatize in between. However, it terms of occurrence of symptoms, the person will be taken down and even rescued in case of seriousness.


There is a planning of three meals which will be provided everyday as per the availability and demand on full board basis.