Annapurna Base Camp Trek- 13 Days

Trip Facts
  • Duration:13 Days
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Max. Altitude: 4130 Meters
  • Start at: Kathmandu
  • End at: Pokhara
  • Group Size: 1 - 12
  • Best Season: Spring - Autumn


  • Visit the Annapurna Base Camp from where majestic views of the Mountain Annapurna & many other peaks can be seen
  • Trek through the Annapurna Sanctuary, one of the most beautiful, protected areas in all of Nepal
  • Enjoy relaxing at the natural hot spring at Jhinu Danda
  • Take in magnificent panoramic views of the entire Mount Annapurna massif from the vantage point of Poon Hill
  • Experience authentic Gurung and Magar culture as you pass through the settlements and villages.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Overview

The amazing adventure around the Annapurna region in Nepal presents an unforgettable Experience. The Odyssey to Annapurna Base Camp is a wonderful hiking experience through Nepal's most famous Annapurna region trek in Nepal. It is the most sought-after trekking destination in Nepal. Due to the region's easy accessibility from the capital, trekking in the Annapurna region is also often the first choice of many trekkers who are planning to visit Nepal. Almost half the visitors of Nepal tend to hike the base of Mount Annapurna.

As such, our Annapurna base camp trekking package is simply the best choice for many hiking lovers who wish to explore the Annapurna Himalayas. The region is home to the ethnic Gurung and Magar people, the region harbors the gorgeous Annapurna Mountain massif. The relatively easy terrains of the region also contribute to its feasibility and high preference among trekkers. The region, furthermore, also presents amazing natural facets. The Annapurna base camp trek encapsulates all the best features of the region and presents an unforgettable journey.

The Annapurna base camp Trek starts from the lake-side city of Pokhara, the tourist hub of the nation. Located right beside the pristine Phewa Lake, Pokhara offers majestic views of the Machhapuchhre Peak and the Annapurna range. The trekking trail continues through many ethnic settlements and villages, like Ghorepani and Ghandruk among others. All along the journey, trekkers can enjoy the sight of cerulean mountain peaks set against the lush rhododendron-laden landscape.

One of the best highlights of the trek is the visit to Poon Hill. It is the most famous vantage point of the region from where the entire panorama of the Annapurna massif is seen spectacularly. In addition to the vantage point, the trekking trail also includes a respite on Jhinu Danda's natural hot springs.

Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp is a gorgeous adventure that presents Nepal's most beautiful alpine landscape to trek through. Flanked by the ivory peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massif, the river valleys of the region are a cornucopia of natural beauty and ethnic culture. It is a journey filled with dramatic sights and authentic cultural ambiance.

Is This 13-Day Trek to ABC Suitable for You?

Exploration around the high mountain land will never be an easy task. The difficulty level of the Annapurna base camp trek is moderate. Normally people who have utilized hiking and carry some load (5-6 kilogram) can encounter this trip and take up the task on condition. If you are physically fit and do not suffer from any serious illness, then you can prepare yourself for the journey to Annapurna base camp. As a preparation, you must do some exercise and one hour of hiking a day with some load a month before the trip starts. This training will make you feel easier to accomplish the trip. The trekking to Annapurna base camp will be worthwhile and may become your lifetime experience.

How to Prepare for the Hiking to Annapurna Base Camp.

After you start the trek to Annapurna base camp, you will get to walk up and down an uneven trail for 10 days with your 5-6 kilos load day backpack. So, start building yourself to make your trip to the mountains easier. A month before the trip starting date, plan for 4-5 days of training a week. The oxygen level is less at the higher altitude and your lungs can’t provide enough amount to your body, so exercise is very important for this trip. The more you exercise and hike with some load your legs and muscles get stronger.

At the same time, mental preparation is a very important part of the trip plan. And prepare yourself for basic conditions and rapidly changing weather as well as chances of altitude sickness.

Best Time or Season for the ABC Trekking 

Mainly, there are two best seasons for the Annapurna base camp trek. One is from March to May. At this time weather normally gets clear and the view of the Mountains is breathtaking. This is a blooming time for Rhododendron and other flowers as well, if you love flowers then the mesmerizing colorful forest steals your heart. Temperature is expected to be 35°C to -5°Cduring this season pretty much warm.

September to November is another best time for the Annapurna base camp trek. During this time, we can expect some rain and snow, but the weather normally gets clear & cooler. Temperature is expected to be 25°C to -10°Cduring this season and the view of the mountains is amazing.

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You may land at Kathmandu airport at any time. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by one of our team members. He will help you get transferred to your hotel. Overnights stay at the Hotel

  • Max. Altitude:1320M/ 4329FT
  • Accommodation:Deluxe Hotel
  • Meals:Welcome Dinner

Today we begin our journey by driving to Pokhara in the morning. The drive will take you through valley ridgelines and ravines that wind along steep rock ledges and along rivers. Pokhara, one of the most well-known cities in Nepal, is frequently referred to as "the tourist hub" of the nation. Most of the treks in the Annapurna region begin and end in the city. The Annapurna Himalayas is only 30 kilometers away from the Pokhara valley, and it is right next to the stunning Phewa Lake. You will be taken to your accommodation after arrival in Pokhara. Spend the night in a hotel in Pokhara.

  • Max. Altitude:820M / 2690FT
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast

From Pokhara, we will take a 2-hour Jeep drive to Heile. From there, we will begin our trek to Ulleri. After crossing the suspension bridge, you will have to walk uphill for approximately an hour to reach Ulleri. Along the trail, you will also likely come across many donkey caravans used by the locals to carry goods up and down the mountains. Overnight stay at the guesthouse. 

  • Max. Altitude:1960M/6428FT
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today's journey will take us to the famous Hilltown Ghorepani. The trail leaves Ulleri and travels through rhododendron forests before arriving at a set of stone stairs. The picturesque town of Ghorepani, which is primarily populated by Magars, has a few modest stores and stalls where local goods are sold. Ghorepani is one of the most well-known and scenic locations for trekkers in the Annapurna region, from where we can enjoy a beautiful view of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan ranges. Spend the night in a teahouse in Ghorepani.

  • Max. Altitude:2860M/9380FT
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we will wake up early in the morning and start our trek to the vantage point of Poon Hill. Poon Hill is located right above Ghorepani, on a ridge that opens into the gaping valley below. The vantage point of Poon Hill is famous for its panoramic view of the entire massif of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges. The sunrise view amidst the peaks is truly a heavenly phenomenon. After spending time at Poon Hill, you will return down to Ghorepani and then continue your trek on an up-and-down uneven trail to Tadapani. On the way to Tadapani, we will take a lunch break at Banthanti and continue our trek. Tadapani is situated at the bottom of the Machhapuchhre Himal and offers a spectacular view of the peak. Overnight stay at the guesthouse.

  • Max. Altitude:2630M/8626FT
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

From Tadapani, we will trek down through lush woodlands until Kimrong Khoa. And after crossing a river we must ascend to Gurjung where we can take a lunch break. After lunch, we will hike for about one and a half hours to reach Chhomrong. This is a traditional Gurung village from where the views of the Annapurna peaks tower over in an intimidating manner. The terrain as you trek through is also adorned with amazing rhododendron woods and maple trees, occasionally slotted with rock-strewn boulders and Himalayan grasslands. Overnights stay at the guesthouse.

  • Max. Altitude:2170M/7118FT
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The trek today begins with a trail of carved stone steps to Chomrong Khola, and we then cross the suspension bridge and ascend to Sinuwa- a small village surrounded by terraced farms. From Sinuwa, it is a pleasant trek through the pine and Rhododendron Forest to Dovan. We will stop for lunch in Bamboo (a place where there are a few guesthouses) before hiking to Dovan. All along the journey, you can catch amazing sights of the Machhapuchhre Peak and the Annapurna Himal, as well as the Himchuli Peak and the Ghandwarwa Chuli. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

  • Max. Altitude:2570M/8430FT
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Trekking through pine and bamboo forests, you will ascend steadily along the steps for two hours to get to Hinku Cave. The forest then starts to clear up, and the path once again snakes through open ridges with the glacial waterfall on your right and the river flowing below. The trail drops down towards the river again and turns uphill to reach Deurali. The mountain settlement lies just beneath the high rocky mountain from where we can see Machhapucher. We will stay at a guesthouse overnight.

  • Max. Altitude:3230M/100595
  • Accommodation:Teashoue
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we are trekking to our dream destination Annapurna Base Camp. Climbing gently alongside the riverbed, we will be making our way over a mountainside toward Bagar. From here, the trail leads to the Machhapuchre Base Camp. The Machhapuchre Base Camp is not considered an actual base camp because climbing the mountain is not permitted. TIn addition to the elevation changes, the last 2 hours of the trek to the Annapurna Base Camp are more challenging. The first view of Annapurna I, Machhapuchhre Himal, Himchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna III, Gandwarwa Chuli, and Gangapurna Peak is spectacular. The Annapurna Sanctuary- a high glacial basin surrounded by a ring of mountains. We can wander around, take some pictures, and embark on the Himalayan journey of a lifetime. Overnight stay at Annapurna Base Camp.

  • Max. Altitude:4130M/11250FT
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

From the Annapurna Base Camp, you will retrace your steps back towards the village of Bamboo. Trekking through the sanctuary, you can take in the beauty of the landscape, where the trail passes over small brooks and rivers and ancient trees shadow the trail overhead. The entire sanctuary is held sacred by the ethnic Gurung people. The trek back towards Bamboo is mostly downhill, so it isn't very difficult. Overnights stay at a guesthouse.

  • Max. Altitude:2310M/77576FT
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Tracing your steps back, you will trek uphill from Bamboo towards Kuldighar, from where you will descend again towards the Chhomrong Khola. Climbing the stone steps once again to Chhomrong, you will follow the trail towards Jhinu Danda- a beautiful village that is famous for its natural hot springs renowned for their natural healing properties. Overnights stay at a guesthouse.

  • Max. Altitude:1780M/5838FT
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Trek to Nayapool (1070m/3510ft) and drive back to Pokhara. 5-6 hours.

From Jhinu, you will trek along the beautiful countryside back toward Siwa. Rice terrace farms and wide-open pastures dot the landscape. Distant views of the Annapurna Mountains also loom up quite dramatically. From Siwa, it is a 2-Hour drive back to Pokhara. Overnights stay at a hotel.

  • Max. Altitude:820m/2690ft
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

From Pokhara, you will bid the mountains goodbye and drive back to Kathmandu. The journey along the Nepalese Himalayan comes to an end. We will arrange airport transport to Airport. There is nothing special to do but we can share our experiences and organize our photos. Please keep in contact with us to learn about others' exciting travel ideas. We will always be glad to help you with our service.

Note: You can take a 25-minute flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu at an extra cost. 

  • Max. Altitude:1320M/ 4329FT
  • Accommodation:Deluxe Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast, Welcome Dinner
Route Map
Annapurna Base Camp Trek- 13 Days map
Cost Details
  • Free airport and hotel transfers as per itinerary in private vehicle
  • Three-star hotels (Two nights in Kathmandu and Pokhara two nights), on twin-sharing Basic with breakfast.
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu transportation by tourist bus (optional flight or a private vehicle with extra cost).
  • Pokhara to Heile and Ghandruk Phedi to Pokhara transportation by private vehicle.
  • Full board meals: (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Teahouse or Lodges accommodation during the trek.
  • Seasonal fresh fruits as dessert every evening after dinner during the trek.  
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • All salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, drinks, and accommodation for the guide and porter. 
  • Assistance guide for the group of 5 or above. 
  • Trekking equipment: such as a Down jacket, and sleeping bag (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Green Society Adventure's complimentary free T-shirt, route map, and duffle bag (if needed)
  • All necessary paperwork and Annapurna conservation area permits.
  • TIMS Card fee. 
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes and office service charges.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • All bar bills along the trek.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc
  • Tips for guides and porters.
Departure Dates
Client Reviews
  • M
    Marahatta AviNepalFebruary 21, 2024

    An Amazing trip to ABC

    Embarking on the 10-days Annapurna Base Camp trek with Green Society Adventure was an absolute delight! The expertise and professionalism of Raj made the journey not only memorable but also incredibly enjoyable. The attention to detail in planning the itinerary allowed me to experience the diverse landscapes of the Annapurna region seamlessly. The accommodations provided a comfortable respite after a day of trekking, and the local cuisine offered a delicious taste of local culture. What stood out the most was the genuine care and support from Raj and his team, ensuring my safety and well-being at every step. I wholeheartedly recommend Green Society Adventure for an unforgettable adventure in the heart of the Annapurna range. Kudos to the team for making this trek an exceptional experience!

  • Lynn W
    Lynn WUnited KingdomDecember 10, 2023

    An Amazing Experience!

    I’ve just got back from an amazing trek led by Raj of Green Society Adventure. Raj has been amazing throughout my whole adventure. From the point of deciding which trek and when to do it, Raj has helped and guided me through my decision process. Every question I asked was answered in a timely manner. We even had a FaceTime call before I arrived. I traveled late in the trekking season, so I had a lot of questions. This was also my first solo trek, so I wanted to be sure I was in safe hands. Raj takes the safety aspect of all his treks very seriously and I felt extremely looked after from the moment I arrived in Nepal until the time I left. Raj went above and beyond my expectations and he helped to make my stay in Nepal an amazing experience. I’m already planning my next visit to Nepal and without a doubt, I will be booking my trek with Green Society Adventure.

Useful Information

Checklist: What Should You Pack for The Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Preparation is essential when you book the 13-day trek to Annapurna base camp. For comfortable travel, get prepared as early as you can. Some of the equipment can be hired when you arrive here in Nepal. So, keep in mind that you don’t have to buy all the equipment, which is very expensive and not usable after the trip.

Basically, you need a comfortably fitted day backpack since you are carrying it every day for 5 to 6 hours. Make sure your backpack is waterproof, or it has a special cover. Check the link for the trekking equipment list and pick up all the essential needs for yourself. And if you need to discuss more the equipment, please feel free to ask us.

Drinking Water

Hiking on high mountain land is physically hard work. Drinking enough purified water and keeping your body dihydride is very important while you are on the journey to the Annapurna base camp trek. During the trek, one should drink 3-4 liters of water every day.

In this special protection zone buying bottled water is not available. Water bottle adds to the thrashing problem in the mountain, so people avoid bottled water and they offer boiled purified drinking water at lodges at additional cost. It costs anywhere between $1 to $3 dollar.

We highly recommend carrying a reusable water bottle with you. You can fill the water bottle in lodges, or one can use an inbuilt filtration system like Life Straw or Steripen. You can also use water purification tablets to treat the water.

Foods and Accommodation

Meals: We served Breakfast, and a welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu according to our Annapurna base camp trek itinerary. All meals are served in full board basic three times a day during the trek in the Mountain. Normally dinner and breakfast will be served in the same lodge where we spend the night and lunch will be taken on the way to a destination at a tea house.

Accommodation: All accommodations are on twin sharing basis on this trip to Annapurna base camp. There are two styles of accommodations. In Kathmandu, you will stay in a deluxe hotel. While you are in the Mountains, tea house-style accommodations are provided. The teahouse is a simple facility with unheated rooms. While some tea houses offer attached toilets, some may only have shared washing and toilet facilities.

If you are a solo traveler, a shared room with someone else of the same sex from your group will be arranged. If you prefer a single room, then a single supplement will be applied. Please note that while you are in Everest base camp trekking, single-room accommodations are not always possible. On paying a single supplement, a single room only in Kathmandu will be confirmed, and whenever possible, a single room while on the trek will be provided.

Internet and Phone Connectivity

In most Of the places in the Annapurna trekking route, the phone & internet connection (though unpredictable and irregular at some places) is available.

You can connect with your loved ones while trekking in Annapurna Nepal. Check your important information and upload pictures on social media. Wi-Fi is available at all lodges along the trek. Normally you must pay an extra charge for using their Wi-Fi hotspot.

Trip Safety – Insurance

While you are hiking on high Himalayan land it is very important to be safe and healthy and accomplish the trip. We always suggest you walk slowly and steadily with plenty of rest. We highly recommend making insurance for the insured a comprehensive expense that might gain due to medical issues or accidents. We do not provide or sell travel insurance but are happy to provide recommendations if needed.

Environment-Friendly Travel Practice

Responsible travel and attempting to minimize any negative effect on the environment are exceptionally vital. Green Society Adventure cares about protecting the natural and social environment of Nepal. Joining us means you're supporting the neighborhood community and we are supporting sustainable tourism. We moreover participate with benefits suppliers who work toward saving the environment. Our Itineraries are in concert with these values, so you'll be able to feel great approximately how your travel dollars are being gone through.

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