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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Days 13
Trip Rating 4.3/5 4 Reviews
From $890 USD $1250

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Overview


  • Trip Code: CT-10032
  • Package: Annapurna Base Camp Trek
  • Duration: 13 Day(s)
  • Max Alt.: 4,130m/ 9,577ft
  • Trip Level:
    Moderate
    Requires some level of experience in trekking with basic physical ability.
  • Start At: Kathmandu
  • Ends At: Kathmandu
  • Transportation: Tourist Bus | Domestic Flight | Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation: Hotel | Guest House
  • Best Season: March- April- May- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec- January- Feb.
  • Trip Route: Khade Landruk - Chumrung – Durali- Base camp- Dovan- Jinudada- Pokhara

ABC Trek 2024 Major Highlights

  • Visit the popular tourist hub Pokhara.
  • Explore Nepal’s largest conservation area, the Annapurna Conservation Area, and its rich biodiversity. 
  • Trek into the dense subtropical verdant and alpine meadows of the Annapurna region. 
  • Observe the breathtakingly beautiful sunrise from Poon Hill View Tower (3210 meters).
  • Witness stunning views of Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, and more. 
  • Traverse charming Gurung and Magar villages and picturesque terrace farmlands. 
  • Stay overnight at Annapurna Base Camp (4130 meters) and explore the Annapurna Sanctuary. 
  • Experience and get insight into local culture, traditions, and hospitality.   

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an exquisite journey into the tranquil Himalayas. This classic trek takes you into a whirlwind of thrilling adventure, offering magnificent views of towering mountains and enriching cultural experience. 

Our 13 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek allows you to enjoy the route's many attractions in the most enjoyable way possible. It begins with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Then, the trek begins from Nayapul, traversing picturesque Gurung and Magar villages and terrace farms. The trek offers a glimpse into the culture and lifestyle of the local communities.

The route lies within the Annapurna Conservation Area, a fantastic opportunity to witness the region’s diverse biodiversity. The trail goes through green and luscious forests, conifers, and highland pastures. Likewise, en route, you will come across several cascading waterfalls, rivers, suspension bridges, glaciers, and moraines.  

The ABC Trek is also famous for its surreal sunrise view from Poon Hill View Tower and the gleaming mountain views. The base camp sits at 4130 meters and offers a close view of the mighty Annapurna, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Dhaulagiri, and many more. You will also get to dip at the natural hot spring at the end of the trek.  

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Altitude
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu 1,350 m/ 4,428 ft (Kathmandu)
Day 02 Kathmandu to Pokhara 822m/ 2,722 ft (Pokhara)
Day 03 Drive to Nayapul & Trek to Ulleri 2020m/ 6,625ft. (Ulleri)
Day 04 Ulleri  to Ghorepani 2,860m/ 9,380 ft. (Ghorepani)
Day 05 Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani 3,210m./ 10,528 ft. (Poon Hill)  2,630 m/ 8,626 ft. (Tadapani)
Day 06 Tadapani to Chhomrong 2,340m./ 7,675 ft. (Chhomrong)
Day 07 Chhomrong to Himalaya 2,950m./ 9,676 ft. (Himalaya)
Day 08 Himalaya to Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchhre Base Camp 4,130 m./ 9,577ft. (Annapurna Base Camp)
Day 09 Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo 2,310 m./ 7,576 ft. (Bamboo)
Day 10 Bamboo to Jhinu Dada 1,780 m./ 5,838 ft. (Jhinu Dada)
Day 11 Jhinu Dada to Pokhara 830 m./ 2,722 ft (Pokhara)
Day 12 Drive back to Kathmandu 1,350 m/ 4,428 ft (Kathmandu)
Day 13 Departure

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Altitude Chart

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary


Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu

Overnight stay at Hotel

Our Core Treks representative will pick you up at the airport. They will receive you from the terminal and transfer you to your hotel. We will arrange your stay in a three-star hotel or any accommodation that suits your preference. 

We will have a short briefing session at our office, hotel lobby, or meeting rooms. During the briefing session, we will provide information about the trek. You can also ask us questions. After our briefing session, you can venture around Thamel's streets or retire for the day. 

Maximum Altitude: 1,350 m/ 4,428 ft (Kathmandu)
Day 02

Kathmandu to Pokhara

Overnight stay at Hotel

After breakfast, we will board a tourist bus early in the morning and head towards Pokhara. You can reach this beautiful tourist hub by air or road. The flight between Kathmandu and Pokhara takes approximately 25 minutes. During this trip, you will witness gorgeous Himalayas and landscapes from a bird' s-eye view. However, it is a more expensive option for transportation. 

Another method is through the roadway. You can opt to take a tourist bus, which is a budget-friendly option, or hire a private vehicle, which is more expensive. You will drive on the winding and scenic Prithvi Highway. The road follows the Trishuli River, passing by hills, terrace farms, and picturesque countryside. It takes approximately 7 to 8 hours to drive to Pokhara. 

You can choose whichever method of travel you prefer. If you want to enjoy the scenic beauty of rural Nepal, taking the roadway is an excellent choice. However, air travel is the best, quicker, and more comfortable option. Either way, you will witness the scenic beauty of Nepal’s diverse landscapes. 

Maximum Altitude: 822m/ 2,722 ft (Pokhara)
Flight Time: 25 min
Drive Approx.: 7 hours by luxury tourist bus,
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 03

Drive to Nayapul & Trek to Ulleri

Overnight stay at Guesthouse

We will enjoy breakfast in Pokhara with a view of Phewa Lake and surrounding mountain vistas. Then, we will hop on a jeep and ride through the Baglung Highway towards Nayapul. It's an hour-and-a-half scenic drive. Nayapul is the starting point of our trek. 

From Nayapul, we will slowly begin walking past small villages and terrace farms. The trail enters the forest region alongside the Bhurungdi River. Then, we will pass the village of Birethanti in the Modi River Valley and Sudame and Hile. After 5 hours of hiking, we will reach Ulleri.    

Maximum Altitude: 2020m/ 6,625ft. (Ulleri)
Walk Approx.: 5 hours
Drive Approx.: 1 ½ hours.
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 04

Ulleri  to Ghorepani

Overnight stay at Guesthouse

Our destination for the day is the picturesque Magar village of Ghorepani. The trail slowly ascends through a dense forest of rhododendrons, oaks, and firs towards Nangethanti. As we climb, we can also glimpse Annapurna and Machhapuchhre. 

The trails also consist of stone-paved staircases. En route, you can see cascading waterfalls, rivers, small settlements, and paddy fields. After about 6 hours, we will reach Gorepani. The village offers views of the magnificent Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre, and Hiunchuli. 

Maximum Altitude: 2,860m/ 9,380 ft. (Ghorepani)
Walk Approx.: 6 hours.
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 05

Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani

Overnight stay at Guesthouse.

We will begin our trek early in the morning towards Poon Hill View Tower. Hike to Poon Hill takes around an hour’s hike through the dense rhododendron forests and stone-paved staircases. The view tower offers a breathtakingly gorgeous sunrise amidst the snow-peaked mountains as the backdrop. You can see the Annapurna Massif, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and other peaks.   

After catching a glimpse of one of the best sunrises, we will head back to Ghorepani. We will have breakfast and then head northeast towards Tadapani. The trail once again enters the dense forest area. It passes through Gurung Hill and several villages before reaching Tadapani. The trek to Tadapani takes around 7 hours. 

Maximum Altitude: 3,210m./ 10,528 ft. (Poon Hill)  2,630 m/ 8,626 ft. (Tadapani)
Walk Approx.: 7hours 
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 06

Tadapani to Chhomrong

Overnight stay at Guesthouse

From Tadapani, we will head towards Chhomrong village. As we leave the village of Tadapani, the trails again enter the dense forest of rhododendrons. We will also witness the mountain vistas as we slowly ascend. 

Along the route, we will pass by Chuile and Ghandruk before descending towards the Kimron River and going to Chhomrong. You can view Mount Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, and Himchuli more closely here. We will rest for the night at Chhomrong.  

Maximum Altitude: 2,340m./ 7,675 ft. (Chhomrong)
Walk Approx.: 6 hours
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 07

Chhomrong to Himalaya

Overnight stay at Guesthouse

On this day, we will ascend to a slightly higher elevation towards the Himalaya. The trek starts with a long descent on a stone-paved staircase towards a riverbed. Along the way, the trails of rhododendron forests change into bamboo forests. Similarly, we will cross several suspension bridges. 

We will follow the trail and reach the Bamboo Village. Then, we will trek alongside the Modi River, passing by Dovan and then to the Himalaya. The village of Himalaya lies right next to a river down the Modi Khola valley. It is a six-hour trek from Chhomrong to the village.  

Maximum Altitude: 2,950m./ 9,676 ft. (Himalaya)
Walk Approx.: 6 hours
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 08

Himalaya to Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchhre Base Camp

Overnight at Guest house

Today is a vital day of the trek as we head towards the Annapurna Base Camp. After a hearty breakfast at Himalaya village, we will begin the most challenging part of the trek. The trails follow the narrow gorge along the valley and enter the forest area. We will pass by the famous icy Hinku Cave as we trek along. You can take a detour to the cave. 

The trail then ascends towards Deurali and an area known as the Annapurna Sanctuary. En route, we will cross the Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3500 meters). It sits right below the gigantic Mount Machhapuchhre (6693 meters) and offers panoramic views of the Annapurna range and others. We will continue moving forward in the northwest direction. 

After an hour-long trek from Machhapuchre Base Camp, the trail opens into a vast rocky field. Finally, we will reach Annapurna Base Camp, where we will stay for the night.  

Maximum Altitude: 4,130 m./ 9,577ft. (Annapurna Base Camp)
Walk Approx.: 5 hours
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 09

Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo

Overnight stay at Guesthouse

We will wake up early to witness a gorgeous sunrise and the beauty of Annapurna Base Camp. It offers close-up and 360-degree views of Mount Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Machhapuchre, Hiunchuli, and several other snow-covered peaks. We will have our breakfast while relishing the stunning mountains. Then, we will make our descent towards Bamboo. 

Descending from the base camp is slightly easier than ascending. However, it is physically demanding. We will retrace our steps back to Chhomrong and then to Bamboo Village. The highland pasture scenery changes into bamboo forests. The village sits adjacent to a dense bamboo forest and a massive cliff. We will stay overnight in the village.   

Maximum Altitude: 2,310 m./ 7,576 ft. (Bamboo)
Walk Approx.: 6 hours.
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 10

Bamboo to Jhinu Dada

Overnight stay at Guesthouse

We will leave the Bamboo village and climb the narrow ridge. The bamboo forest again changes into a dense forest of rhododendrons and oaks. After a while, we will reach the Sinuwa, from where the trail drops down to the Chhomrong River. We will cross a river and make a slight ascent towards Chhomrong. 

The trail begins to descend after you reach Chhomrong. We will trek alongside the exposed ridge right before reaching Jhinu Dada, which is relatively easier today. Jhinu Dada is famous for its natural hot spring. You can dip into the hot spring in the evening and relax your tired muscles. 

Maximum Altitude: 1,780 m./ 5,838 ft. (Jhinu Dada)
Flight Time: 25min
Walk Approx.: 5 hours
Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 11

Jhinu Dada to Pokhara

Overnight stay at Hotel

After a refreshing dip at Jhinu Dada the night before, we will prepare for our return to Pokhara. After breakfast, we will begin our trek downhill towards Siwai. It is a short trek of around 20 minutes. From Siwai, we will take a jeep to Pokhara. The drive takes around four hours. 

In the evening, you can relax or stroll around the Lakeside. There are plenty of restaurants and pubs where you can enjoy the nightlife.

Maximum Altitude: 830 m./ 2,722 ft (Pokhara)
Walk Approx.: 20 min.
Drive Approx.: 4 hours.
Meal Included: Breakfast & Lunch
Day 12

Drive back to Kathmandu

After our breakfast in Pokhara, we will head back to Kathmandu. Like when traveling to Pokhara, there are a few other options for getting to Pokhara from Kathmandu. You can take a flight, hire a private vehicle, or take a tourist bus. 

Once you reach Kathmandu, you can take a refreshment break. In the evening, we will hold a dinner party for our guests in a traditional Nepali restaurant. The dinner will be a celebration of a successful trek and wonderful memories. You can also provide us with your feedback and your trekking experience. 

Maximum Altitude: 1,350 m/ 4,428 ft (Kathmandu)
Drive Approx.: 7 hours
Meal Included: Breakfast & Farewell dinner.
Day 13

Departure

This will be the final day of your trek package. After breakfast, a representative from our Core Treks will pick you up at your hotel. They will drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport two hours before your flight. We will say our goodbyes and hope to see you again in Nepal for more adventure. 

Meal Included: Breakfast
Not satisfied with this itinerary? CoreTreks offers a customized itinerary option that allows you to personalize your trek according to your preferences and requirements.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Cost Mentions

Trip Includes


  • Airport transfers by Private Vehicles.
  • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in three-star hotels in Kathmandu & Pokhara, breakfast included. (4 Nights).
  • Twin-sharing accommodation during the trek. (6 Nights).
  •  Kathmandu – Pokhara– Kathmandu by Luxury tourist bus (If you want both ways private vehicle is also available at an additional cost).
  • Pokhara to Khade (Trekking Start Point) & Siwai to Pokhara by Private Vehicle.
  • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System & Annapurna Conservation area permit (Please bring 2 passport-size photos).
  • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, and equipment. Accident insurance for all staff
  • Farewell dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural performances.
  • Personal care & attention.
  • Local and government taxes.

Trip Excludes


  • All kinds of beverage including mineral water, Phone calls, laundry, hot shower during Trek
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance
  • Tipping to the crew.
  • Personal mountaineering gears
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended 
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu
  • Do not mention the services apart from the services mentioned in "Cost Included services"
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  1. Experience the ABC trek with a government-registered local tour company that prioritizes local guides and porters.
  2. Contribute to community-based tourism that supports rural villages along the base camp route.
  3. Trek with medically certified and Nepal Tourism Board-licensed local guides, and have access to backup medical support throughout your trip.
  4. Enjoy the best prices with no mid-commission fees, along with complimentary Duffel Bags, sleeping bags, and a down jacket for each individual, and free storage for your bags in the CoreTreks office.
  5. Access 24/7 support via phone and email, and customize your Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary by discussing it with the trek leaders.
  6. Participate in sustainable tourism that respects the climate, environment, and local cultural traditions, and even become a volunteer to help uplift the educational standards and lifestyle of local villages (upon discussing your interests before the trip).
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The Annapurna Trek is considered moderate under challenging levels, making it an ideal destination for a wide range of individuals, including families, lone travelers, and every age group, as long as they are able to travel.

Despite trekking to the base camp of the world's 10th tallest mountain, Mount Annapurna, this trek is comparatively more relaxed than other high-altitude treks. It is an easy hike, and even beginner-level trekkers can undertake it. However, it's important to be prepared mentally and physically for what's in store.

On average, you will need to trek for around 5-6 hours per day, which requires self-discipline and physical wellness. But as long as you are prepared and willing, you can undertake this trek and have an unforgettable experience.

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The weather and temperature at Annapurna Base Camp are important factors to consider before embarking on the trek. The temperatures in the region are extreme, and they vary significantly between seasons.

During spring, which is from March to May, the daytime temperature is mild and ranges between 17°C to 20°C, but the nights are freezing with temperatures falling below 5°C. The summer months of June, July, and August are mild, with temperatures ranging between 20°C to 25°C. However, the nights and mornings are cold with temperatures around 5°C, and there are frequent thunderstorms and rainfall during this season.

Autumn, from September to November, is the ideal season for the Annapurna trek. The daytime temperature during this period ranges from 15°C to 17°C, and the nights are still cold, with temperatures hovering around 5°C.

The winter months of December to February are the coldest, with both day and night temperatures at or below freezing points. Despite the extreme cold, some trekkers opt to go during this season to witness the stunning snow-covered landscapes.

Overall, it's crucial to pack appropriately for the Annapurna region trek and be prepared for the weather and temperature changes during the journey.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


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Yes, trekking to Annapurna Base Camp is safe. The trails are well-designated and in good condition. During the rainy seasons, the trails can get wet and slippery. However, they are dry throughout the year and entirely safe. The unpredictable weather can be quite challenging and cause delays during the trek. So, put aside a few extra days. Other than these, there are no hurdles for ABC Trek. 

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There are no age restrictions for ABC Trek. However, trekking agencies can have their restrictions for safety purposes. Minors will need consent from their parents to join the trek. Anyone with a good level of fitness can join the trek. Moreover, the trek is beginner-friendly and requires no prior trekking experience. 

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Since the latest rule change in March 2023, hiring a licensed trekking guide for Annapurna Base Camp Trek has become mandatory. So, you cannot trek alone. Hence, you must hire a guide through a government-registered trekking agency to accompany you during the trek. A guide acts as a trek leader and helps you navigate unfamiliar terrains and ensure your safety. 

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The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is moderately challenging and ideal for all trekkers, including beginners. The trails require you to climb uphills and downhills, along with steep and narrow sections. It is a physically demanding trek. On average, you may have to walk 6 to 7 hours daily. 

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There are plenty of accommodation options available during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. You can find cozy tea houses, lodges, guesthouses, and homestays. These accommodations offer basic facilities and amenities. Due to a lack of infrastructure, the accommodations become even more basic as you go to higher elevations. 

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Yes, you will need two permits for Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The first is the TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card, and the second is the Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit (ACAP). You can obtain these cards via registered trekking agencies in Kathmandu or Pokhara. 

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ABC Trek is one of Nepal's most popular trekking destinations, so expect to encounter fellow trekkers en route. The routes are busy and crowded if you travel in peak seasons, spring and autumn. But these seasons offer the best experience. In the off-season, summer and winter, the trails are usually empty. 

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Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are the best trekking season for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. These two seasons have the best weather and climatic conditions. Similarly, visibility is excellent at these times to relish the gleaming views of Annapurna ranges and other mountain vistas. The precipitation level is low except for occasional rain showers. There are mild to warm days, while the nighttime can get chilly. 

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The lack of oxygen in the atmosphere and low air pressure result in altitude sickness. It usually occurs when you rapidly ascend to higher elevations above 2500 meters. Its common symptoms include headache, nausea, dizziness, insomnia, fatigue, and shortness of breath. 

Annapurna Base Camp is 4130 meters above sea level. Due to its high altitude nature, there is a risk of altitude sickness. Thus, trekkers must take proper precautions to minimize the risk. 

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Although you can buy bottled water during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, we highly suggest trekkers carry their own water bottles. Bottled water is not sustainable tourism friendly, and there is a ban on these bottles at the Annapurna Base Camp. Therefore, carry a water bottle and fill it with boiled or filtered water. You can also use water purification tablets. 

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Despite the season, the temperature at lower and higher altitude regions varies. Even if the temperature in lower areas is warm, it can drop as you climb to higher elevations. Hence, you should prepare and pack adequate clothing and gear for the trek. 

You should carry long-sleeved shirts, trekking pants, a windproof/waterproof jacket, a down jacket, insulating layers, innerwear, moisture-wicking socks, comfortable trekking shoes, sweaters, hats, gloves, and scarves. Similarly, carry adjustable trekking poles, rain covers, flashlights, a sleeping bag, a water bottle, toiletries, and power banks.

Additional Information


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The Annapurna Base Camp is among the moderately challenging trek routes. There is no need for technical skills or prior experience. There is also no age restriction. Nonetheless, you must be physically fit to join the trek. The routes consist of steep ascend and descend sections with narrow trails. 

As you ascend to higher areas, the terrain becomes more uneven and rugged. By the end of the trek, you will have climbed up and down more than 3000 stone-paved staircases. Each day during the trek, you have to walk 6 to 7 hours on average and cover a distance of around 8 km to 18 km. Climbing uphill trails is physcially strenuous. However, descending steep trails is challenging, too. 

Another difficult factor of ABC Trek is its high altitude. The base camp sits at an elevation of 4130 meters. As a result, trekkers can succumb to altitude sickness without adequate acclimatization and precaution. There is also a lack of infrastructure in the region. Therefore, the facilities are very basic, and amenities are also limited. 

Trekking Annapurna Base Camp is physically and mentally demanding. However, with proper preparation, anyone can do it. It is suitable for trekkers of all ages and experience levels. 

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Take a look at the list of things you must pack for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek: 

Clothing items:

  • Trekking t-shirts/ long-sleeved t-shirts

  • Lightweight trekking pants

  • Waterproof/ windproof jacket, down jacket

  • Insulating layers

  • Moisture-wicking socks and innerwear

  • Warm hats, gloves, socks

  • Comfortable and sturdy hiking boots

Equipment and gear

  • Backpack (40 to 50 liters)
  • Adjustable trekking pole
  • Headlamp/ flashlight
  • Water Bottle
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Rain cover/raincoat

Personal items 

  • Toiletries
  • Personal hygiene products
  • Power bank
  • Electronic devices
  • Diary/ book/ Annapurna Base Camp Trek map
  • Snacks or energy bars

 

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During your stay at Kathmandu and Pokhara, you can find hotels, lodges, guesthouses, and hostels of all price ranges. There are budget-friendly options as well as luxurious three-star hotels. Your choice of accommodations can increase or decrease the trek cost. 

There are also plenty of accommodations on the Annapurna Base Camp route. However, due to the lack of infrastructure in rural regions, you will not find luxurious accommodations. The accommodation options include tea houses, guest houses, and homestays. They offer basic facilities, and they get more basic in higher elevations. You can find single rooms in lower regions.

These accommodations usually have twin-sharing rooms, shared bathrooms, and communal dining spaces. The rooms are generally small and have little furniture. The accommodations provide beds, mattresses, blankets, pillows, and bedsheets. They will charge additional costs for internet, laundry, hot water/shower, etc. 

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Card ColorThe essential documents and permits you will require during the ABC Trek are as follows: 

Visa

All foreign travelers, except Indian nationals, will need a Nepal entry visa to travel and trek in Nepal. You can get a visa on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Similarly, you can also get a visa from land borders with India and China. Your passport must be valid for at least six months before expiry, and you must provide a passport-size photo for the visa. 

The visa fees will vary depending on the duration of your stay in Nepal. You can get a single or multiple entry visa per your requirement. The costs are as follows: 

  • For 15 days: USD 30
  • For 30 days: USD 50
  • For 90 days: USD 125

If you want to extend your visa, you must do so before your current visa expires. You can extend your visa for 150 days from the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu or Pokhara. You can pay visa fees in USD, pounds, euros, or other major currencies. 

Travel Insurance

The Annapurna Base Camp route is safe for traveling. It takes you to an elevation relatively lower than others, like the Everest Base Camp Trek or Annapurna Circuit Trek. Nonetheless, there is some risk during the trek, and travel insurance provides a safety net.  

You must provide travel insurance for the ABC Trek. Since it is a high-altitude trek, it must cover an elevation of up to 5000 meters. Similarly, travel insurance must also cover medical and emergency expenses, including helicopter rescue and evacuation. 

In emergencies, such as severe injuries or symptoms of altitude sickness, guides will call for immediate helicopter rescue. No medical facilities are available at the trek's rural routes. Therefore, travel insurance is crucial for trekking in Nepal. 

Before you buy travel insurance, ensure that it covers all the requirements for trekking in Nepal. Here at Core Treks, we do not provide travel insurance. However, we can connect you with a reliable insurance company if you require it.   

Permits

For the ABC Trek, you will need two trekking permits. They are as follows: 

TIMS Card

All trekkers must have the TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card for trekking in Nepal. When applying for the card, you must provide your personal information, trek details, itineraries, and emergency contact information. The info ensures your safety and security during the trek and is crucial for finding your whereabouts during natural disasters and calamities. 

The cost of TIMS cards varies for SAARC nationals and non-SAARC nationals. Similarly, it is also different for individual and group trekkers. The TIMS card color is green for individual trekkers and blue for group trekkers.  The costs of the card are as follows: 

  Costs Card Color
SAARC national (Individual) NPR 600 Green
SAARC national (Group) NPR 300 Blue
Non-SAARC national (Individual) NPR 1000 Green
Non-SAARC national (Group) NPR 2000 Blue

ACAP

The Annapurna Conservation Area is Nepal's largest conservation area. It is home to thousands of flora and fauna and diverse ecosystems. The conservation project aims to protect the Annapurna region’s biodiversity and cultural heritage. 

The routes of Annapurna Base Camp Trek lie within the conservation area. Hence, you will need a permit to access the region. You have to pay a certain amount to obtain the permit. The cost varies for SAARC nationals and non-SAARC nationals. 

  Costs
SAARC national NPR 1000
Non-SAARC national NPR 3000
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The 13 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the classic trek routes of Nepal. It wonderfully blends adventure, nature, and culture. The beautiful trails are full of incredible sights and fulfilling experiences. The splendid mountain views will keep you company throughout the trek. Moreover, you will get to take a closer look at the diverse culture and taste the warm hospitality of the locals. 

Escape from the bustling city life into the arms of the serene nature of the Himalayas with ABC Trek. To make your trek more memorable and satisfying, remember Core Treks. For any inquiries or trip booking, you can visit our website! 

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Reviews


Stunning views just as I expected


From: Poland | On: 15 Nov, 2019
5

I had an amazing experience in Nepal. It was different. It was really a privilege to trek through the trails leading to Annapurna Base Camp. The trekking was a little tough but our guides helped me through it.

Thanks to CoreTreks for making this whole trip possible and helping us, from packing to booking guest houses. Really loved the vibes. Looking forward to visit again. 

Uncomfortable bus ride


From: India | On: 12 Apr, 2019
3

Usually I’m not the guy to complain but the bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara was a little uncomfortable. I would recommend taking a flight to Pokhara.

Other than that, the trek to Annapurna Base Camp was great and the guides actually helped me through all the confusions I had. Thank you for patiently answering my all questions and I definitely recommend to book with CoreTreks they are the best.

Pokhara was amazing


From: Canada | On: 15 Oct, 2018
4

I loved the trip. Trekking has always been my passion plus I get to explore different places. Nepal was one of the destination in my wish list, I’m glad that I get to check this off my list now that I have experienced trekking the Annapurna Circuit Trek.

Absolutely amazing service by CoreTreks. They did a short tour of Pokhara and I loved it. Keep doing the great work guys. Thanks again.

Short but great trek


From: Korea, Democratic People | On: 02 May, 2016
5

I’m so grateful that I got a chance to trek through the trials of Nepal. It has been my dream and thanks to CoreTreks for making it possible.

Our guides and porters helped us a lot. I’m amazed how hardworking they are. I’m looking forward to visiting Nepal again. 

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