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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • 13 Days

Trip Facts

  • Trip Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Transportation: Private Transportation
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu and Guest House in the trek
  • Max. Altitude: 4130M.
  • Trip Code: ABCH1
  • Walking Hours: 5-7 Hours
  • Group Size : Min. 1-12 people
  • Best Months to Trek: February-May, September-December

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is also known as Annapurna Sanctuary trek which one of the most popular treks in Nepal. The 13 Days Annapurna Base Camp(ABC) Trek itinerary helps to get Annapurna base camp 4,130m, offers breathtaking majestic mountain views.  And there is a region for being so. Trek to Annapurna Base Camp combines the nature in its rawest forms and some of the loveliest people you will ever meet.

Annapurna region is situated in the northern part of Central Nepal. To its west lies Kali Gandaki, the Pokhara Valley to the south, and the Marshyangdi River flanks it from the north and east. Annapurna Conservation Area Project shortly called ACAP protects this region. The highlight of trekking to Annapurna Base Camp is the view of Mt. Annapurna and many other beautiful mountains in the vicinity.

Throughout your Annapurna base camp trek, you will have a comfortable stay. As the trek route is well-defined, there are tea houses with basic facilities enough to make your trip comfortable and enjoyable. Staying at such tea houses also helps you to interact with locals of Gurung, Magar, and Thakali ethnicity. You can delve into their unique culture and tradition. Therefore, Annapurna Base Camp Trek is not just about witnessing the giant Himalayas but also connecting with amazing people - locals and trekkers.

Himalayan Joy Adventure offers you 13 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Here at Kathmandu, the journey starts. But the real test to your legs begins from Nayapul. After a drive to Nayapul, you begin the walk and conclude your first day in Ghandruk. Then four more days trek through beautiful villages and landscapes finally take you to Annapurna Base Camp. After meeting up with the beautiful Annapurna closely, you begin retracing back to Nayapul. A two and a half-day walk brings you to Nayapul from where you drive back to Pokhara. And the next day, you travel to Kathmandu with a lot of stories to tell.

All in all, the trek is a moderate one in difficulty. But, Thorong La Pass crossing day can be a pretty enduring one. So, if you have a healthy mind and physique, you can complete the trek with not much difficulty. 

Best Time to trek Annapurna Base Camp

The best time to trek Annapurna Base Camp is Spring and Autumn. Spring prevails from March to May whereas September to November are Autumn months in Nepal.

In the Spring, the temperature is warm. The trail is full of blooming rhododendron making the trek more beautiful. But, from the early afternoon, mountains are hidden behind the clouds.

Autumn is the best season to trek to ABC. As the monsoon will have just ended and the weather is not so hot or cold. The temperature is pretty comfy and the views are so good and clear. Therefore, large portions of trekkers prefer the Autumn season to trek to Annapurna Base Camp.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Difficulty

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek that takes you to 4,130 meters of altitude. Although you reach the Base Camp of the tenth highest mountain, the trek is not a tough one. You walk for about 5-6 hours a day at an average. Those who are fit can easily trek to ABC and needs no technical knowledge.

But before coming to Nepal for the trek, it’s better to have some training. You can spend a few morning hours of a few weeks with jogging, running, and involving yourself in some exercise. Likewise, you can go hiking and short trekking before heading on this trek. 

What You Can Expect

  • Overnight stay at Annapurna Base Camp
  • Stay at Ghandruk - a beautiful Gurung Village
  • Pass through the beautiful villages of Chhomrong, Sinuwa, Jhinu Dada, Deurali, and more
  • Breathtaking views of Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Hiuchuli, Machhapuchhre, Gangapurna, and more
  • A wide variety of landscapes
  • Meet strong porters on the way
  • Guest houses with friendly owners
  • Beautiful sunrise views
  • Friendly and hospitable locals.

Outline Itinerary


Welcome to Nepal. After you land at the airport, our representative will pick you up and transfer you to a hotel in Kathmandu. You can spend the rest of the day in your hotel room or explore around the city. Experience the vivid evening in this busy city of Kathmandu. Thamel is an ideal place to walk around in the evening. If you need to buy any trekking essential, buy them in Thamel.

Trip Map

Cost Includes

  • Airport Pick up and drop by Private tourist Vehicle.
  • 3 night Hotel(3-5 star) in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis on BB plan
  • One day sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • 2 nights hotel in Pokhara
  • Food (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) and Accommodation on twin sharing basis in the trek
  • Tourist bus ( Kathmandu- Pokhara- Kathmandu )
  • Private transport to and from Nayapul
  • English speaking guide
  • Porter (One porter for two person)
  • Insurance for Himalayan Joy Staff
  • Himalayan Joy Adventure T-Shirt and Duffel bag
  • TIMS and ACAP permits

Cost Excludes

  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation ( Most Required)
  • International airfare and airport departure tax 
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying US $ 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 and Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).
  • Cold drinks such as Mineral water, Cola, Beer etc.(Mineral water will cost per liter from Rs. 100 till Rs.500 and if you bring water purifying tablet is best idea cause you will help to save nature from not using plastic bottles and also its much cheaper then mineral water )
  • Bars bill such as Mars, Sneaker, Bounty chocolate etc
  • Personal trekking and climbing Equipment
  • Tips for trekking staffs and driver
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section.

Read Reviews

Rated 5/5 based on 4 reviews

Trek to ABC


Just arrive back from 8 days trek to Anaphurna Base Camp, hosting by Himalaya Joy Adventure. The plane and organised by Cholendra and guided by Tika was excellent. This two guys were the best we could expected. Looking forward for the next trek together with this company.  

, Israel

Annapurna Trek


“When I was trekking with Cholendra, I felt at complete ease. He took incredibly good care of me despite the difficulties I had during the climb. He constantly encouraged me the entire way up or down what seemed like an endless stretch of mountain trails. Our conversations about his life and adventures lead us into a meaningful friendship, making it hard to leave a Nepali “brother” behind as we went our separate ways. I was sincerely touched by his dedication to nature, mountaineering, and his careful attention to detail. He made my trek to Annapurna South a wonderful experience.”

, India

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking


CB!!!! Your website is so perfect and we love it. We want to come trekking with you again ASAP. Thank you for giving us a beautiful honeymoon trek and becoming a true friend. We miss you! Good luck with your business!! I will put your site on my blog so that others can come here and sign up to have an amazing time in Nepal.

, Korea

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking


“I’d heard about Cholendra for years before meeting him, and frankly I wondered why my friends raved so much about him. But just minutes into our trek through the Annapurna Sanctuary, I started to understand. He is gentle and attentive, smart and funny. Even at his young age he understands the complexities of human dynamics and is expert in making sure everyone under his care is safe and happy. His understanding of and love for the Himalaya are deep and profound. His physical strength is remarkable. Whether I was gasping my way up a mountainside or pondering lodging for the night, I never had a moment of worry; I trusted his judgment completely. He was always generous with his knowledge of the culture, history and geography of the area. I devoutly hope I have the chance to travel with him again one day. He is a treasure.”

, United States

Trip Note


Every day the world is facing a big issue of environmental pollution and in Nepal as well. Our field staffs are quite conscious about environmental pollution at any time and we encourage to all. We would suggest to our guest to use boiled water or water purification pills than buying a bottle of water, it helps to avoid plastic bottles which can takes long time to disappear. During the trek, if possible you can order same items food in a group which minimizes the fuel used and to make campfire is almost forbidden. We would encourage being a responsible traveler so, just leaving foot-print on the trail and bring out all non-biodegradables which you had.    


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