Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek - 14 Days

Annapurna Base Camp
Trip Facts
  • Trip Duration14 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Maximum Altitude 4110m
  • Activity Trekking
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Best Season February to May & September to Mid- December
  • Breathtaking mountain views: Annapurna base camp trek offers you the breathtaking views of peaks like Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Machapuchare, Hiunchuli and many other Himalaya peaks.
  • Diverse flora and fauna: There is a wide variety of wildlife and plants in the Annapurna Conservation Area, including several that are critically endangered. You'll get to explore the spectacular natural environment of the region, which includes dense forests, mountain grasslands, and rocky peaks.
  • Traditional villages and culture: Several traditional Gurung and Magar villages awaits you along the trail, providing a glimpse into the native culture and their lifestyle. You will meet warm and welcoming locals, enjoy their delicious local food, and gain insight into their unique culture.
  • Hot springs: Jhinu Danda is home to natural hot springs where trekkers can relax after a long day walk on the trail. The soothing waters of the hot springs are ideal for easing muscle pain and getting some energy back.
  • Annapurna Base Camp: Getting at the Annapurna Base Camp at an elevation of 4,130 meters is the ultimate highlight of the trip. Views of the entire Annapurna range, including Annapurna South, Annapurna I, and Hiunchuli, are absolutely incredible from this height.

The trek to Annapurna Base Camp is one of the most widely recognized and amazing in all of Nepal. This route passes through the stunningly scenic Annapurna Conservation Area, which is home to a wide variety of plant and animal life, including some that are critically endangered.

The journey begins in Pokhara, a beautiful city that is readily reached from Kathmandu. Travelers will be able to get a taste of the local culture and life style of local people as they pass through a number of traditional Gurung and Magar communities. In addition, they will be treated to breathtaking panoramas of the entire Annapurna range, with its towering peaks such as Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Machapuchare (Fishtail), Hiunchuli and many other peaks. You will be spending time in natural hot spring at Jhinu Danda.

Even the trekkers who do not have experience of trekking can embark on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek but it is recommended to be in good shape and acclimatize to the high altitude.

For any adventurer or nature lover, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an absolute choice for you. As a whole, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a once-in-a-lifetime trekking opportunity due to its remarkable combination of stunning scenery, rich cultural, and tremendous physical challenge.

ItineraryDay to Day Itinerary
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Upon your arrival team from Moon Himalaya Adventure will be at Tribhuvan International airport to receive you and will transfer to Hotel. In the Evening you will have briefing about your Annapurna base camp trek with guide.

  • Meals:Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Max Altitude:1310m

On the second day after having your breakfast, our guide will explain to you about the Annapurna base camp trek and the gear you need. In case you miss out on any gear you can buy or rent it. If you want then you can visit around the world heritage sites (Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath, Swoyambhunath) but you have to pay entry fees on your own.

  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Max Altitude:1310m

Your guide will pick you up at your hotel in the early morning and will depart to Pokhara in a private vehicle. The route follows alongside Trishuli river. After reaching Pokhara you will be transferred to the hotel. Then you can take shower and can walk around Fewa lake. You can boat in Fewa Lake where you can see Mount Machhapuchhre and the Annapurna Range reflected in the crystal clear water of Fewa Lake.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Duration:6/7 hrs drive

After breakfast, we will drive to Nayapul which takes about 1 hour from Pokhara. We will start our trek after arriving at Nayapul. With a moderate ascent uphill by crossing the Modi Khola and walking along the bank of Bhrungdi River’s, we will reach to Tikhedhunga where we will stay for a night.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:1540m
  • Duration:drive ~ 1 hrs and trek ~ 4 hrs

After breakfast, we will start our trek to Ghorepani. On this day we will cross a few bridges, including those across the Tikhedhunga River and the Bhurungdi Khola. We will reach Ulleri village after the ascent. After that, we will continue our ascent by walking alongside a river and through rhododendron trees till we reach Ghorepani which is the last destination for the day. The beautiful panoramic view of Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Nilgiri (6940m), Annapurna I (8091m), Hiunchuli (6441m), and other peaks can be seen from Ghorepani.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:2850m
  • Duration:6/7 hrs

On this day we will wake up early and will hike up to Poonhill to witness the amazing sunrise over the Himalayas. The view is breathtaking when the rays of the sun touch the Himalayas. Annapurna (8091m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), and other peaks including Machhapuchhre (6997m), Gangapurna (7454m), Lamjung Himal (6986m), and others in the Annapurna range can be seen from Poon hill viewpoint. Then we will return to Ghorepani for breakfast and following the trail of Rhododendron forest we will continue our trek to Tadapani.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:3200m
  • Duration:6/7 hrs

After having breakfast, we will start our trek where we will first descend to Kimrung Khola and will climb on to Chhomrong. You can enjoy the beautiful views of Annapurna and Macchhapucchhre from Chhomrong.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:2660m
  • Duration:4/5 hrs

After having breakfast in the early morning our trek begins towards Dovan. The trail ascends once again after descending steep stone steps to the Chomrong Khola, first via terraced fields and then through a bamboo and rhododendron forest. Today’s trail involves both ascending and descending frequently through paved paths.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:2600m
  • Duration:4/5 hrs

The trek to Machhapuchhre base camp will begin after having breakfast at Dovan. You will pass through Hinku cave. We will be ascending most of the time on today’s trail. As you draw closer to the Sanctuary’s entrance, the trail continues to ascend. The walk for today concludes after reaching Machapuchare Base Camp.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:3700m
  • Duration:4/5 hrs

After having breakfast and you will depart for Annapurna Base Camp from Machapuchare Base Camp. It’s likely that you will find snow and rocks on your way. To adjust to the greater height, put on warm clothing and hike slowly. As you approach the Annapurna Sanctuary, the path widens and then climbs steadily upward. Unhindered vistas of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiuchuli, and other peaks will reward you at the finish line.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:4110m
  • Duration:4/5 hrs

Today we will wake up early to enjoy Base Camp’s stunning sunrise view. The peaks of Annapurna I, Machhapucchre, Annapurna South, Tent Peak, Gangapurna, Himchuli, and Annapurna III are virtually within reach of you at this point. Today will be a long day as we will be walking down to Bamboo where the trail passes through the Modi River Valley. You will be spending the night at Bamboo.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Duration:6/7 hrs

Today after having breakfast you will descend down to Jhinu Danda. Jhinu Danda offers natural hot springs where you can keep your tired legs and body.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Duration:3/4 hrs

Today is the last day of trekking. You will depart for Pokhara via Nayapul. Upon arriving in Pokhara you will be transferred to the hotel. You can freshen up and in the evening you can roam around the lakeside.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Duration:2/3 hrs trek & 2/3 hrs drive

You will return to Kathmandu which takes around 7 hours of drive. After arriving Kathmandu, you will be transferred to hotel. You can take rest or visit around Thamel. In evening you will have farewell dinner with your guide.

  • Meals:Breakfast & Lunch
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Max Altitude:1310m
  • Duration:6/7 hrs drive

According to your flight, our guide will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) for final departure.

    Cost DetailsWhat's Included
    • Airport pick up and drop
    • Three-night hotel in Kathmandu.
    • Ground transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and from Pokhara to Kathmandu for client in reserved vehicle.
    • Three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking.
    • Accommodation during the trekking.
    • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit.
    • Trekkers’ Information Management system (TIMS) card.
    • Ground transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and from Pokhara to Kathmandu for guide and porter.
    • English speaking government license holder Trekking guide.
      (For 1 to 4 clients there will be 1 guide and above 5 clients we provide assistant guide)
    • For 2 clients there will be 1 Porter.
      (The baggage of 1 client should be 10 to 12 kg only)
    • Food, accommodation, salary and Trekking insurance for Guide and Porter.
    • First aid kit.
    • All necessary government taxes.
    • Certificate of accomplishment of Annapurna Base Camp trek.
    • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by client Travel insurance company.
    What's Excluded
    • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
    • Your Travel insurance (compulsory).
    • Food (lunch and dinner) while you are in Kathmandu.
    • Hotel in Kathmandu that goes beyond the scheduled program.
    • Your personal expenses and entrance fees while you do the tour in Kathmandu.
    • Entry fees in Monastries, temples, Museum.
    • Your personal expenses, shopping, donation to monasteries and school, wifi, laundry etc
    • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
    • Sweet things like chocolate bars.
    • Internet, Hot shower and battery charge during the trek.
    • International airfare and airport departure tax. 
    • Tips for guide, porters and staffs.
    • Things that goes beyond cost inclusive.
    Useful InformationGood to Know
    • Weather: The weather is unpredictable in the Himalaya so we recommend you to be prepared and pack the gear for rain, snow and wind.
    • Medical History: Please let us know if you have any medical history that might bring complication in your Annapurna base camp trek such as knee or leg sprain, fractures, major surgeries or other serious health concern.
    • Medication: Please inform us about your medicine that you use daily so that our guide can timely remind you about your medicines.
    • Best time to trek: Every season have different thing to offer however the best time to trek the Annapurna Base Camp is from September to Mid- December and from February to May. During these months, the weather is generally dry and the skies are clear, offering stunning mountain views.
    FAQsAnnapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek - 14 Days FAQs
    • The trek is considered a moderate trek, but it still requires a good level of physical fitness. You should be able to walk for several hours a day on hilly and uneven terrain.

    • The best time to trek the Annapurna Base Camp is from September to Mid - December and from February to May as the weather is generally dry and the skies are clear, offering stunning mountain views.

    • There are several teahouses and lodges along the trekking route that offer basic but comfortable accommodation and meals.

    • Yes, trekkers need Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card.

    • The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is generally considered safe, but it is important to take certain precautions to ensure a safe and enjoyable trekking experience

    • You should pack warm and waterproof clothing, sturdy trekking boots, a good quality sleeping bag, and other essential items such as sunscreen, sunglasses, and a first aid kit. Moon Himalaya Adventure provides you a detailed packing list.

    • With Moon Himalaya Adventure it is very easy to book your trip to Annapurna Base camp. You can fill booking form and submit it within one click.

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