Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  •   Destination: Nepal
  •   Trip Grade: Moderate
  •  Group size: 2-3
  •  Best Seasons: spring
  •   Meals: (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  •   Accomodation: Basic camping or guest house
  •   Transportation: included


Nepal is surely home to varied topography, yet there is only a few trekking trials in this country, that offer so many different landscapes over the duration of a short time. Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the few treks of that caliber. One of the most popular treks in the Annapurna region, this trail follows varied scenery ranging from wild, arid lands to lush green vegetation in the span of just 12 days.


The Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary has been designed by the Alpine Paradise Treks and Expedition, with the utmost care to optimal adventure experience and proper acclimatization possibilities. The major highlight of the trek, as the name suggests is the Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) which is set amidst the Annapurna I (8091 m), Macchapuchhre (6993), Hiunchuli (6441m) and the Annapurna South (7219m) all around.


Another major attraction of the trek, apart from the changes to amalgamate with the ethnic populations residing in the Annapurna Region, is the chance to witness the spectacular mountain vista and the sunrise views from atop the famous viewpoint of Poon Hill.


Simply get in touch with Alpine Adventure Treks and Expedition, and trek into the depths of the easily accessible Annapurna region, for the experience of a lifetime. The trek starts with a drive to Nayapul and passes through Tikhedhunga, Ulleri, Ghorepnai, Poon Hill, Tadapani, Chomrong, Dovan, Macchapucchre Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, Bamboo, Jhinu Danda, Pothana, Kande and finally ends in Pokhara.


Best Season:

The best season to trek, the ideal time is during the autumn season, from September to November, or during the spring season, from March to May. During these months, the weather is usually dry and stable, and the skies are clear, providing excellent views of the surrounding mountains.


  1. Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)
  2. TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card


  1. Stay on designated trekking trails
  2. Respect local culture and customs
  3. Do not litter
  4. Obtain permission before taking photographs of locals or their property
  5. Be aware of altitude sickness and take necessary precautions
  6. Hire a licensed trekking guide or porter for a safe and enjoyable experience.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu airport and transfer your Hotel (1350m)

Day 02: Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and drive to Nayapul 55km and Trek to hot sparing (1730m)

Day 03:Trek from hot sparing to Dovan (2600m)

Day 04:Trek from Dovan to Machhauchhare base camp (3700m)

Day 05:Trek from MBC to Annapurna base camp (4130m) and trek back to Dovan (2600m)

Day 06:Trek from Dovan to Chhomrung (2170m.

Day 07:Trek from Chhomrung to Ghandruk (1990m)

Day 08:Trek from Ghandruk to Pokhara (900m) and flight to Kathmandu

Day 09:Departure for you’re onwards flight.


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Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu airport and transfer your Hotel (1350m)

From Tribhuban International Airport you will be transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon you will invite to visit our office for briefing about the each day program. Today you will receive your Annapurna Conservation Permits and TIMS.

Day 02: Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and drive to Nayapul 55km and Trek to hot sparing (1730m)

After having breakfast early in the morning with a half flight to Pokhara and drive to Nayapul and you will start your trek to Tikedhunga. At a 30minutes walk from Nayapul you will reach to Birethati, here you have to show your trekking permit and TIMS in the National Park Office. After a short stops, and trail slightly goes hot sparing, follow the Modi Khola, village of syaulibazar, Queme new bridge and finally crossing several rice field beautifully settled hamlets and reach to hot sparing jhinu danda and overnight at Lodge.

Day 03: Trek from hot sparing to Dovan (2600m)

After morning breakfast in hot sparing trail slightly goes uphill to Chhomrung. The sanctuary trail goes uphill to modikhola valley and then continues jhinu danda near hot spring before steeps climbs to Taklung village and further uphill to Chhomrung village. Chhomrung at 2210m last permanent settlement in the valley and the trail drops down a set of stone steps to Chhomrung Khola and than uphill to Sinuwa and on through rhododendron forest to Kuldi (2470m). The trek now enters the upper modikhola valley. The section of the trail is a bottleneck and only few lodges in the Bamboo, which opening during the high season. In the winter it is very common find snow from this point. From here one walks to Dovan and overnight at lodge

Day 04: Trek from Dovan to Machhauchhare base camp (3700m)

From the Dovan via Himalaya hotel it’s on to Hinko (3100m) then to lodge at Deurali at the gate way to Sanctuary. At the Machhauchhare base camp isn’t really a base camp since climbing the mountain is not permitted and there is decent accommodation available. Some time altitude sickness will start from here to heading uphill to Annapurna base camp.

Day 05: Trek from MBC to Annapurna base camp (4130m) and trek back to Dovan (2600m)

The trail leads you uphill to Annapurna base camp at 4130m and it will take 3 hours and better to do early in the day before clouds roll in. if there is snow trail is difficult to follow. The lodge you can get here very crowded at high of the trekking season. The frozen dawn is best observed from the glacier moraine from your lodge and trek downhill to Dovan via Machhauchhare base camp, Deurali, Himalaya Hotel and arrive Dovan overnight at lodge.

Day 06: Trek from Dovan to Chhomrung (2170m

after morning breakfast in Dovan trail leads you to Sinuwa via bamboo. Which is 3 hour walking from Dovan through Rhododendron forest and Himalayan Bamboo? Small tea/coffee or cold drinks breaks in Sinuwa the trail directly goes downhill to Chhomrung Khola, cross Chhomrung Khola and trail directly goes uphill to Chhomrung village with the set of stone steps.

Day 07: Trek from Chhomrung to Ghandruk (1990m)

After morning breakfast in Chhomrung say good bye to modikhola upper valley and trail leads you to Kim rung Khola. First part of the trail take through rural mountain village and directly drops you to Kim rung Khola and  trail goes directly uphill to Kim rung hill through rhododendron forest. Short break in Kim rung hill trail slightly turn to beautiful Gurung village of Ghandruk. Ghandruk village decorated with Buddhist monasteries, Chorten and prayer flag. Celebrate your trekking with Gurung culture and traditions.

Day 08: Trek from Ghandruk to Pokhara (900m) and flight to Kathmandu

After morning breakfast the trail leads you downhill for about three hours; the trail has some small tea house. Prolong your walk to reach Birethati. With a half an hour walk arrive to Nayapul with private transport drive back to Pokhara and same day transfer to airport to fly Kathmandu and transfer your hotel celebrate your adventure with Nepali family.

Day 09: Departure for you’re onwards flight.


  1. Permits and fees for Annapurna Conservation Area
  2. Accommodation during the trek (tea houses or lodges)
  3. Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  4. Transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek
  5. A professional and experienced guide
  6. Porter services (if requested)
  7. Basic first aid kit and emergency equipment
  8. All necessary equipment, such as sleeping bags and down jackets (if requested)


  1. International airfare
  2. Travel insurance
  3. Personal expenses (such as drinks, snacks, and souvenirs)
  4. Tips for the guide and porter
  5. Emergency evacuation expenses
  6. Visa fees for Nepal
  7. Personal equipment such as hiking boots, backpack, and clothing
  8. Any additional expenses incurred due to unexpected events or circumstances, such as flight cancellations or natural disasters.

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Equipment for Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek:

  1. Backpack: A comfortable and durable backpack with a capacity of at least 40-50 liters is necessary.
  2. Clothing: Light and comfortable clothing is essential for the trek, including quick-drying shirts and pants, a fleece jacket, and a waterproof shell.
  3. Footwear: Good quality trekking shoes with a solid grip and a broken-in feel are important, along with a pair of lightweight socks.
  4. Sleeping gear: A lightweight sleeping bag and sleeping mat are necessary for the trek.
  5. Headlamp: A headlamp with extra batteries is essential for early morning starts and navigating in the dark.
  6. Water bottle: A sturdy and leak-proof water bottle is important for staying hydrated.
  7. Sun protection: A wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and high-SPF sunblock are necessary for protection from the sun and glare.
  8. First aid kit: A personal first aid kit with basic supplies such as painkillers, blister care, and antibiotics is important.


FAQ for Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek:

  1. What is the difficulty level of the ABC Trek?

The ABC Trek is considered to be a moderate trek, and is suitable for individuals with a moderate level of fitness. The trek involves several steep ascents and descents, and daily walking distances can be up to 6-7 hours.

  1. What is the best time to go on the ABC Trek?

The best time to go on the ABC Trek is from September to November and from March to May, when the weather is clear and visibility is good. During the monsoon season (June to August), the trail can be slippery and visibility is reduced due to cloud cover.

  1. Can I go on the ABC Trek without a guide?

While it is possible to go on the ABC Trek without a guide, it is not recommended. A local guide can provide valuable information about the trail, help with logistics, and ensure a safe and enjoyable trek.

  1. How much does the ABC Trek cost?

The cost of the ABC Trek can vary depending on factors such as the duration of the trek, the type of accommodation, and the services included.

  1. What kind of accommodation is available during the ABC Trek?

Accommodation during the ABC Trek is typically in teahouses, which are basic lodges that provide food and shelter. The teahouses range from basic to more comfortable, and it is possible to arrange for a room with a private bathroom in some of the more upscale lodges. In some of the more remote areas, camping may be necessary.