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    Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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    At a Glance

    • Destination
    • Duration
      11 days
    • Trip Difficulty
    • Activities
      Tour and Trek
    • Accommodation
      Standard and Luxury Options
    • Meals
      Bed and Breakfast Plan (BB Plan)
    • Mx.altitude
    • Vehicle
      Private Luxury Tourist Vehicles and Aeroplane
    • Max. People
    • Single Supplement
      USD 125
    Annapurna Base Camp TrekMap
    • StartsKathmandu, Nepal
    • EndsKathmandu, Nepal

    About - Annapurna Base Camp Trek


    • Spectacular Mountain Views: Experience up-close views of several high peaks, including Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and Hiunchuli.
    • Diverse Landscapes: Trek through a variety of terrains, from lush rhododendron forests and bamboo groves to alpine landscapes and high mountain passes.
    • Rich Cultural Experience: Immerse yourself in the culture of the Gurung and Magar communities, visiting traditional villages like Ghandruk and Chhomrong.
    • Machhapuchhre Base Camp: Visit the base camp of the sacred and untouched Machhapuchhre mountain, known for its unique fishtail shape.
    • Annapurna Sanctuary: Enter the Annapurna Sanctuary, a natural amphitheater surrounded by giant Himalayan peaks, providing an awe-inspiring 360-degree panorama.
    • Abundant Wildlife: The trek traverses the Annapurna Conservation Area, home to diverse wildlife, including snow leopards, red pandas, and many bird species.
    • Therapeutic Hot Springs: Relax in the natural hot springs at Jhinu Danda, a perfect way to soothe muscles after days of trekking.
    • Poon Hill: Opt for a detour to Poon Hill, one of the best viewpoints for a sunrise over the Himalayas, offering spectacular views of more than 20 high peaks.
    • Sustainable Trekking Practices: Participate in eco-friendly trekking practices in one of the world’s most well-preserved regions, supported by sustainable tourism initiatives.
    • Local Cuisine and Hospitality: Enjoy the warmth and hospitality of the local people while tasting traditional Nepali food and drinks like dal bhat, momo, and raksi.

    Annapurna Base Camp Trek for 2024 and 2025

    No. of Pax Booking Together

    Starting Price (pp)


    1 Person

    USD 999


    2 Persons

    USD 699


    3 - 5 Persons

    USD 649


    6 - 10 Persons

    USD 599


    10 + Persons

    USD 549


    Basic Option

    USD 425


    Add-ons & Options

    At Luxury Holidays Nepal, we've been pioneers in Annapurna Region Treks for decades, continually innovating to enhance your trekking experience. We're thrilled to offer a variety of exclusive add-ons that will take your Annapurna journey to the next level!

    Accommodation Upgrades in Kathmandu:

    • 4-Star Hotel Upgrade (Twin Share) - USD 90 per person (Hotel Mulberry in Kathmandu and Hotel Mount Kailash in Pokhara)
    • 5-Star Hotel Upgrade (Twin Share) - USD 250 per person (Kathmandu Marriot Hotel) and Temple Tree Resort in Pokhara)
    • 5-Star Hotel Premium Upgrade (Twin Share) - USD 550 per person (Kathmandu (The Dwarika's Hotel) and Dorje’s Resort & Spa in Pokhara)

    All Meals During Trekking - USD: 250 Opt for a complete meal plan to fuel your trek.

    How to Get Add-ons?

    1. Select your departure date.
    2. Add the number of travelers.
    3. Click 'Book Now'.
    4. Choose your desired add-ons from the list provided.
    5. Proceed to payment.

    Embrace our tailored add-ons and discover the majesty of the Annapurna region in style. We go the extra mile, so you can ascend to new heights! Book your adventure today and turn each step into a remarkable story of achievement.

    Note: Please note that our standard itinerary may vary slightly due to factors beyond our control such as flight delays/cancellations, adverse weather conditions, natural disasters, changes in government regulations, political unrest, health issues among trekkers, and other unforeseen events. We will assess the situation and make adjustments based on the best available alternatives to ensure the continuation of the trek. Your cooperation and flexibility in these situations are greatly appreciated.

    We recommend arriving a day before your trek starts to allow for rest, last-minute shopping for trekking gear, and buffer against potential delays with your international flights. Additionally, consider scheduling extra days in Nepal both before and after your trek to accommodate any unforeseen changes in flight schedules. You also have the option to customize your trip with add-ons like a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, other adventure sports, or day trips around the country.

    The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular and scenic hiking routes in Nepal, attracting adventurers from around the world. This trek offers an extraordinary opportunity to experience the beauty of the Nepalese Himalayas, with stunning views of some of the highest peaks, including Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, and Hiunchuli. The journey to the base camp is not just about the landscapes; it's also a cultural voyage through the heart of the Gurung communities, providing trekkers with a glimpse into the local lifestyle and traditions.

    The trek typically begins in Pokhara, a serene lakeside city that serves as a gateway to the Annapurnas. From there, trekkers embark on a path that winds through lush forests, terraced fields, and quaint mountain villages. Highlights along the route include the vibrant village of Ghandruk, known for its traditional houses and rich culture, and Chhomrong, which offers breathtaking mountain vistas. The path gradually ascends through the Modi Khola valley, entering the sacred sanctuary of the Annapurna Conservation Area, which is known for its biodiversity.

    Reaching the Annapurna Base Camp itself is a remarkable achievement, situated at an altitude of 4,130 meters. Here, trekkers are surrounded by a mighty ring of high mountains, creating an almost surreal landscape. The base camp provides a spectacular vantage point for sunrise and sunset views, which paint the snow-capped peaks in hues of gold and pink. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is not just a physical challenge but a journey that touches the soul, offering a profound sense of accomplishment and awe at the natural world’s beauty.

    If you need any further information, please get in touch with us by email: [email protected], Phone: +977- 985 100 5129 (WhatsApp)

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    Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary

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    What's Included

      All ground transport in a private vehicle, including airport and hotel transfers

      Basic Option: Standard Guest Houses during trekking only.

      Standard Options: In Kathmandu- 3-star Hotels, for example, Hotel Holy Himalaya or similar establishments, and In Pokhara- Hotels such as Hotel Lake Star or similar, offer a standard level of comfort and amenities.

      Deluxe Options: In Kathmandu- 4-Star Hotel, such as Hotel Mulberry or similar, and In Pokhara- Upscale accommodations like Mount Kailash Resort or similar, with additional facilities and services compared to the standard options.

      Luxury Options: In Kathmandu- a 5-star Hotel, with the Kathmandu Marriott Hotel, is mentioned as a benchmark, and In Pokhara- High-end hotels like Temple Tree Resort & Spa or similar, provide luxurious amenities.

      Premium Options: In Kathmandu- The Dwarika's Hotel, which is known for its luxurious heritage accommodation and service, and In Pokhara- The Pavilions Himalayas or similar, which is likely to offer an exclusive, upscale experience with premium amenities.

    • PERMITS:
      All necessary paperwork, Conservation entry permits, and TIMS.
      Medical and emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek.
      Luxury Holidays Nepal’s duffel, sleeping bag, T-shirt and trekking map - if necessary
      Kathmandu - Pokhara and return by plane
    • LUGGAGE:
      Up to 15 Kg per member as personal baggage during the trek to be carried by porters.
      Best available twin-sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek with breakfast
    • GUIDE:
      Government-licensed Guide (English speaking) during the trek and sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley.
    • PORTER:
      Porters as required (2 Trekkers: 1 Porter) to and from Basecamp.
      All Nepalese staff & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment, food & clothing.
      Comprehensive medical kit.
      Farewell dinner in Kathmandu in a typical Nepali restaurant with a cultural dance performance in the evening.
      All government taxes and official expenses.

    What's Excluded

      International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
      Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (See the Visa & Entry Procedure of Nepal page)
      Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu, Pokhara and in trekking days
      Optional Add-on for Meals, Hotel upgrades in cities and domestic flights (Kathmandu-Pokhara and Return)
      Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking, domestic flight cancellation (due to any other reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
      Insurance covering both medical and high-altitude evacuation costs (for the trip cancellation, interruption, high-altitude rescue & air evacuation, medical treatment, repatriation, etc.)
      Telephone Calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers, and any Alcoholic beverages.
      Clothing, Packing Items, Bags, Personal Medical Kit, and all kinds of Personal Trekking Gear.
      Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
    • FILMING:
      Special Filming, Camera, and Drone permit fee.
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    • Group and Family Discounts
      Please contact us or send us an email at [email protected]
    • TIPS:
      Tips for the guide, porter & driver. (Tipping is Expected).
    • EXTRA:
      Any other services, activities or personal expenses, which are not mentioned in the itinerary and other items not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.

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      Mr. John Smith
      Australia, Melbourne

      Incredible Adventure!

      The Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Luxury Holidays Nepal was a life-changing experience. The views were spectacular, and the service was outstanding. Truly a top-notch adventure that I will never forget!

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      Ms. Patricia Jackson
      Canada, Vancouver

      Simply Amazing!

      The Annapurna Base Camp Trek was an amazing journey. The guides were incredibly supportive, and the views were unforgettable. Luxury Holidays Nepal did an outstanding job!

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      Mr. Jennifer Martin
      United States of America (the), Texas

      Adventure at Its Best!

      An unforgettable trek with breathtaking views and excellent guidance from Luxury Holidays Nepal. The perfect blend of adventure and cultural immersion. I can't wait to go back!

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    Essential Information

    Packing List For Annapurna Base Camp Trek

    Here's a concise packing list for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek:


    • Thermal base layers
    • Fleece jacket or pullover
    • Insulated jacket
    • Waterproof jacket and pants
    • Trekking pants and shorts
    • T-shirts (quick-drying)
    • Long-sleeve shirts (for sun protection)
    • Undergarments (moisture-wicking)
    • Trekking socks and woolen socks
    • Trekking boots
    • Sandals or comfortable shoes (for evenings)

    Gear and Equipment

    • Backpack (30-40 liters)
    • Sleeping bag (appropriate for zero degrees Celsius)
    • Trekking poles
    • Headlamp with extra batteries
    • Sunglasses and sun hat
    • Water bottles or hydration system
    • Basic first aid kit
    • Maps and compass/GPS (optional)

    Personal Items

    • Sunscreen and lip balm with SPF
    • Personal toiletries (biodegradable)
    • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes
    • Towel (lightweight, quick-dry)
    • Camera with extra batteries
    • Portable power bank
    • Necessary medications


    • Snacks and energy bars
    • Plastic bags (for trash and wet clothes)
    • Duct tape or repair kit (for gear repairs)
    • Notebook and pen
    • Books or playing cards for leisure

    This list ensures you’re well-prepared for varying conditions on the trek, helping you enjoy a safe and comfortable journey.

    How High is Annapurna Base Camp?

    Annapurna Base Camp is situated at an impressive altitude of 4,130 meters (13,550 feet) above sea level. Nestled in the heart of the Annapurna range, the base camp offers trekkers breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks, including Annapurna I, Annapurna South, and Machhapuchhre. The high altitude provides a unique environment where the air is thinner and cooler, making the journey a rewarding challenge for those who reach this iconic destination.

    Accommodation During the Annapurna Trek

    Accommodation on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek typically consists of teahouses and lodges that offer basic but comfortable facilities. These teahouses are family-run establishments that provide a cozy place to rest and recharge. Rooms are usually simple, with twin beds and shared bathrooms. In some of the higher-altitude areas, accommodation options may be more sparse, but they still provide the necessary shelter and warmth. Many trekkers enjoy the communal atmosphere of these teahouses, sharing stories with fellow hikers and experiencing the local hospitality.

    Kathmandu Accommodation for ABC Trekking

    For those embarking on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Kathmandu offers a wide range of accommodation options to suit all preferences and budgets. Before and after the trek, trekkers can choose from budget guesthouses, mid-range hotels, or luxurious establishments. Popular choices for trekkers include hotels in the Thamel district, known for its convenient location close to gear shops, restaurants, and cultural sites. Hotels typically offer comfortable rooms, hot showers, WiFi, and often include a breakfast option to start the day well before heading to the mountains.

    Attached/Toilet Bathroom Facilities During the ABC Trekking

    While trekking to Annapurna Base Camp, the availability of attached toilets and bathroom facilities varies along the route. In the lower elevation villages such as Ghandruk and Chhomrong, many teahouses offer rooms with attached bathrooms, providing a higher level of comfort. However, as trekkers move higher into more remote areas, facilities tend to be more basic, with shared bathrooms and toilets outside the rooms. It's important for trekkers to set expectations accordingly and be prepared for simpler conditions as they ascend higher into the mountains.

    Permits for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

    To trek to Annapurna Base Camp, two main permits are required: the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card. The ACAP is essential for conservation and maintenance efforts within the Annapurna region and is checked at various points along the trek. The TIMS card helps ensure the safety and regulation of trekkers, aiding in monitoring and managing the trekker's flow within the area. These permits can be obtained in Kathmandu or Pokhara at the respective tourism offices or through registered trekking agencies like Luxury Holidays Nepal.

    How Safe is it to Embark on Annapurna Base Camp Trekking?

    The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is considered safe for well-prepared trekkers. The trails are well-marked and frequently traveled. However, like any high-altitude trek, it poses natural risks such as altitude sickness and unpredictable weather changes. Ensuring safety involves choosing a reputable trekking company, having a knowledgeable guide, and being well-prepared with the necessary gear and information. Adequate preparation, staying informed about the weather, and adhering to safety guidelines significantly reduce risks and enhance the trekking experience.

    How to Prevent Altitude Sickness During ABC Trek?

    Preventing altitude sickness on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek involves several key practices:

    • Acclimatization: Incorporate rest days into your trekking itinerary to allow your body to adjust to higher altitudes.
    • Hydration: Drink plenty of water throughout the trek to help acclimatization.
    • Pace: Maintain a slow and steady pace to avoid overexertion, which can exacerbate altitude sickness symptoms.
    • Diet: Eat a balanced diet rich in carbohydrates.
    • Awareness of Symptoms: Be aware of altitude sickness symptoms, including headaches, nausea, and dizziness. Recognizing these early allows for immediate action, such as resting or descending to a lower altitude if necessary.

    What is the Best Time for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking?

    The best times for trekking to Annapurna Base Camp are during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer the clearest skies, the least precipitation, and moderate temperatures, providing the best conditions for trekking. The trails and the surrounding landscapes are vibrant, with blooming flowers in spring and crisp, clear views in autumn. While it is possible to trek during the monsoon and winter seasons, these times pose additional challenges such as heavier rainfall and colder temperatures, respectively.

    Flying from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Return

    Flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back are among the most convenient ways to transition between the trekking start point and the capital city. These flights are short, usually lasting about 25 to 30 minutes, and offer stunning aerial views of the Himalayan range, including the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains. Airlines that operate on this route include Buddha Air, Yeti Airlines, and Nepal Airlines, providing multiple flights daily which can be very useful for fitting into various travel schedules.

    Baggage Allowances in Flight

    The typical baggage allowance for domestic flights between Kathmandu and Pokhara is 15 kg per passenger for checked luggage and 5 kg for carry-on. It is important for trekkers to check with their specific airline before travel as allowances can vary slightly between carriers. Excess baggage fees are applicable and charged per kilo over the allowed limit. Given the nature of trekking, it’s advisable to pack efficiently and be mindful of weight limits.

    Travel Insurance for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

    Travel insurance is highly recommended, if not essential, for anyone embarking on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Your travel insurance should cover high-altitude trekking up to at least 5,000 meters, considering that the base camp itself is at 4,130 meters. Key aspects of the insurance should include coverage for medical expenses, emergency evacuation, and repatriation in case you need to be transported back to your home country due to medical reasons. It's also wise to have coverage for trip cancellations, loss of luggage or personal belongings, and any accidental injuries. Trekkers should ensure that their policy details are clear on what activities are covered and that it specifically includes high-altitude trekking.

    Tipping Tips for Your Annapurna Trekking

    Tipping is customary and greatly appreciated in Nepal, reflecting your satisfaction with the services provided. For the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, it’s common to tip your guide and porters. A general guideline is to allocate around 10% of the total cost of your trek for tips. This amount is then divided among the staff, with about 60% of the tip going to the guide and 40% to the porters. The exact amount can vary based on the level of service and the duration of the trek.

    Phone and Gadgets Charging

    Charging facilities for phones and other gadgets are available in the teahouses along the Annapurna Base Camp route, especially in the lower elevation villages. It's important to note that as you ascend to higher altitudes, fewer teahouses may have charging facilities, and those that do typically charge a fee per hour of charging. Carrying additional battery packs or solar chargers can be very useful, especially towards the higher sections of the trek where electricity might be less reliable.

    Trip Extensions

    Many trekkers choose to extend their journey beyond the Annapurna Base Camp Trek to explore other parts of Nepal. Popular extensions include a visit to the tranquil lakeside city of Pokhara, additional treks like the Poon Hill trek for magnificent sunrise views, or cultural tours in Kathmandu Valley visiting historical sites like Patan and Bhaktapur. Jungle safaris in Chitwan National Park or visiting the Buddha’s birthplace in Lumbini are other appealing options.

    Food Options During ABC Trekking

    Throughout the Annapurna Base Camp trek, the food options mainly consist of local Nepali cuisine and some common Western dishes. The staple meal is Dal Bhat (lentil soup, rice, vegetables, and pickles), which is nutritious and provides good energy for trekking. Other available dishes typically include pasta, pizza, momos (dumplings), Tibetan bread, and soups. Vegetarian options are readily available, and it’s advisable to discuss any dietary restrictions with your guide.

    Can a Beginner Trek Annapurna Base Camp?

    Yes, a beginner can trek to Annapurna Base Camp, provided they are in good health and have an adequate level of fitness. The trek does not require technical climbing skills but does demand several hours of walking per day on varied terrain, from steep staircases to rocky paths. Beginners are strongly advised to engage in physical training several months before the trek, focusing on cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and endurance building. Additionally, choosing a guided trek with ample days for acclimatization can help manage the physical demands and enhance the trekking experience for beginners.

    Training Program for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

    Successfully trekking to Annapurna Base Camp requires physical preparation. Here is a suggested training program to help you get ready:

    • Cardiovascular Training: Begin with moderate-intensity cardiovascular activities such as jogging, cycling, or swimming, at least four times a week. Gradually increase the intensity and duration over several months.
    • Strength Training: Incorporate strength training exercises two to three times a week, focusing on legs, core, and back muscles. Squats, lunges, and planking are beneficial.
    • Hiking Practice: Engage in regular hiking, ideally on varied terrain and with elevation gains. Practice using the boots and backpack you will use on the trek to condition your feet and back.
    • Endurance Training: As your fitness level improves, extend the duration of your aerobic activities to improve endurance.
    • Flexibility and Balance: Regular stretching and yoga can improve flexibility and balance, reducing the risk of injury.

    Starting this training program at least 6 months before your trek is ideal for building up the necessary endurance and strength.

    Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Difficulty

    The difficulty of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is considered moderate to challenging. While it does not involve technical climbing, the trek includes long days of walking (5-7 hours) often on steep, rocky, and uneven terrain. The high altitude, which can go up to 4,130 meters, adds to the challenge due to the thinner air. Acclimatization days are essential to cope with the altitude and reduce the risk of altitude sickness.

    Nepal ABC Trek Cost

    The cost of an Annapurna Base Camp Trek can vary widely based on the level of comfort, the duration of the trek, and the services included. Typically, the cost ranges from $750 to $1,200 per person. This usually includes permits, accommodation, guide and porter services, meals during the trek, and transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back. Costs can be higher if opting for more luxurious accommodations or additional services.

    Beginners Guide for Annapurna Base Camp

    Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp is an achievable adventure for beginners who are well-prepared. Here are key tips for a successful trek:

    • Training: Engage in a regular training regime that includes cardiovascular, strength, and endurance exercises.
    • Acclimatization: Plan your itinerary to include acclimatization days to adjust to higher altitudes.
    • Guides and Porters: Hire experienced guides and porters to enhance your safety and ease your load.
    • Gear: Invest in good-quality trekking boots, a warm sleeping bag, and appropriate clothing for variable weather conditions.
    • Health: Carry basic first aid and be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness.

    Internet & Wi-Fi Availability During the ABC Trek

    Internet and Wi-Fi are available at many teahouses and lodges along the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, but the connectivity can be unreliable and slower than you might expect in urban areas. Many teahouses charge a fee for Wi-Fi access. For more consistent internet access, consider purchasing a local SIM card with a data package in Kathmandu or Pokhara before starting the trek.

    Extra Expenses for the ABC Trek

    While major costs like accommodation, meals, and guides are often included in trek packages, there are additional expenses to consider:

    • Wi-Fi and Charging: Charges for device charging and Wi-Fi access.
    • Beverages: Costs for bottled water, tea, coffee, and alcoholic beverages.
    • Snacks: Extra snacks or special meals outside of the standard menu.
    • Tipping: Tips for guides, porters, and staff.
    • Souvenirs: Handicrafts or gifts from local villages.

    Drive and Trekking Distance from Pokhara to Kimche and Annapurna Base Camp

    The drive from Pokhara to Kimche takes about 2 to 3 hours and covers approximately 42 kilometers. The trekking distance from Kimche to Annapurna Base Camp is around 37 kilometers, which usually takes about 4 to 5 days of walking, depending on your itinerary and pace.

    Which Base Camp Trek is Right for You: Annapurna or Everest?

    Choosing between the Annapurna Base Camp Trek and the Everest Base Camp Trek depends on what you’re looking for in a trek:

    • Scenery: Annapurna offers diverse landscapes, including rhododendron forests, terraced fields, and high mountain amphitheaters, whereas Everest provides dramatic Himalayan vistas and iconic peaks.
    • Cultural Experience: Annapurna passes through multiple Gurung villages, offering cultural insights, while Everest offers Sherpa culture and high-altitude Buddhist monasteries.
    • Difficulty: Both treks are challenging; Everest Base Camp is generally considered more strenuous due to its higher altitude.
    • Crowds: Everest Base Camp tends to be more crowded, especially during peak seasons.

    Each trek offers unique experiences and challenges, making them both rewarding choices depending on your interests and physical preparedness.

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