Annapurna Base Camp Trekking- 13 Days

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is one of the most beautiful base camp treks in the Himalaya of Nepal. The trek to foothills of Annapurna I, Annpurna South Machapuchhre, Hiunchuli, and other amazing mountains is definitely a lifetime experience. 

Few treks in the world combine so many different landscapes and bring you so close to the base of 7000 and 8000-meter peaks in so few days. This trek carves its way up the narrow gorge of Modi Kola until you are surrounded by a high and glaciated wilderness at the base camp of Annapurna I, which is used by expeditions attempting the massive south face of Annapurna. Annapurna Base Camp Trek follows a stone stair pathway that leads you beyond terraced rice paddies and lush forests of rhododendron and bamboo, to find yourself in a high glacial basin surrounded by eleven of Nepal's major peaks including Annapurna I, 8091m, Annapurna South, 7219m, Machapuchhre, 6993m and Hiunchuli, 6441m. This is known as the Annapurna Sanctuary, home of the divine godesses Annapurna and Gangapurna.

Nights are spent in village teahouses where you experience the local culture of the predominately Gurung and Magar ethnic groups in the region. These people are well known as the brave Gurkhas soldiers of the British army. The Annapurna Base Camp trek starts with a short drive from Pokhara, a quiet city nestled in a valley beside a peaceful lake with an incredible view of the Annapurna range. The trailhead is at Phedi, a rushing stream from where we ascend up to Dhampus, the first of many mountain villages we will pass through. Each day as you trek you will enjoy the impressive snowy peaks from new viewpoints.

With the altitude at Annapurna Base Camp a little over 4000m, it is vital to acclimatize properly.  Although it is possible to reach Annapurna Base camp in fewer days, our proposed itinerary is planned to allow our bodies time to acclimatize and avoid any risk of altitude problems. The steep stone trails are steps that seem to be continually either uphill or downhill.  In the lush forest of the approach to the Annapurna Sanctuary the underfoot conditions can be damp and slippery.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is possible in all seasons. The most beautiful time of year is spring when the rhododendron forests are in full bloom.


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The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek takes just one day longer than Annapurna Base Camp Trek and includes the amazing view from Poon Hill above Ghode Pani. Some guests who have already been to Poon Hill, or are short for time however, choose the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.


Trip Highlights


  • View from Annapurna Base Camp: Annapurna I, 8091m, Annapurna South, 7219m, Machapuchhre, 6993m and Hiunchuli, 6441m
  • Wide variety of scenery and landscape
  • Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp
  • Magnificient Sunrise and Sunset views
  • Charming  Guesthouses / Tea Houses 
  • Natural hot spring at Jhinudanda
  • Rich Flora and Fauna 

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu, 1300m/4,265ft

Day 2 : Drive to Pokhara, 900m/2,952ft, 7 hrs

Day 3 : Drive to Phedi; Trek to Dhampus, 1650m/5,413ft

Day 4 : Trek to Landruk, 1619m/5,311ft

Day 5 : Trek to Chomrong, 1960m/6,430ft

Day 6 : Trek to Dovan, 2720m/8,923ft

Day 7 : Trek to Machhapuchre Base Camp, 3700m/12,139ft

Day 8 : Trek to Annapurna Base Camp, 4130m/13,549ft

Day 9 : Trek to Bamboo, 2340m/7,677ft

Day 10 : Trek to Jhinu Danda, 1780m/5,839ft

Day 11 : Trek to Nayapul, 1010m/3,313ft, and drive to Pokhara

Day 12 : Drive (or fly) to Kathmandu, 1300m/4,265ft

Day 13 : Depart Kathmandu

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
10 February, 2020 22 February, 2020 US $890 per person Available
12 March, 2020 24 March, 2020 US $890 per person Guaranteed
22 March, 2020 03 April, 2020 US $890 per person Available
15 April, 2020 27 April, 2020 US $890 per person Guaranteed
23 April, 2020 05 May, 2020 US $890 per person Available
30 April, 2020 12 May, 2020 US $890 per person Available
12 May, 2020 24 May, 2020 US $890 per person Guaranteed
22 May, 2020 03 June, 2020 US $890 per person Available
18 August, 2020 30 August, 2020 US $890 per person
08 September, 2020 20 September, 2020 US $890 per person Available
24 September, 2020 06 October, 2020 US $890 per person Guaranteed
10 October, 2020 22 October, 2020 US $890 per person Available
20 October, 2020 01 November, 2020 US $890 per person Guaranteed
05 November, 2020 17 November, 2020 US $890 per person Available
12 November, 2020 24 November, 2020 US $890 per person Available
27 November, 2020 09 December, 2020 US $890 per person Guaranteed
10 December, 2020 22 December, 2020 US $890 per person Available
15 December, 2020 27 December, 2020 US $890 per person Available

Cost Include(s)

  • Transfer from Airport – Hotel – Airport: Car, Van, Hi-ace or Coaster in a private vehicle.
  • Authentic Nepali welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, Two nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis.
  • Accommodation in Pokhara, Two nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis.
  • Accommodation during Trek ; local lodges 8 nights (Full board meals with twin-share rooms ,beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows)
  • English speaking experienced Sherpa guide (Govt. Trained/License Holder).
  • One Sherpa guide-assistant if group size is more than 4 Trekkers.
  • Porters: One porter for 2 Trekkers basis.
  • Trek Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese staff.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s Duffle bag for Trekking.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s Tshirt.
  • Energy Supplies ( Snickers, Mars, Bounty) and Fresh Fruits on the Trek 
  • First aid medicine kit.
  • Annapurna Conservation Fee, TIMS permits & all required permits or Official Documentation.
  • All ground transfers Kathamndu –Pokhara-Phedi and Nayapul- Pokhara - Kathmandu.
  • All government and local taxes.

Cost Exclude(s)

  • Your Personal Travel Insurance.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
  • Lunch & Dinner in cities - allow $ 10 to 14 for per meal in Tourist restaurants.
  • Beverages (soft drinks, mineral water, Boiled Water and Beer).
  • Tips for guide, porters and driver (customary).
  • Additional night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early return from Trek (due to any reason) than the planned itinerary.

The Best Time to Do the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

The best seasons for trekking in the Annapurna region are spring (February to late April) and autumn (late September to late November). Winter trekking is also possible for Ghorepani, Poonhill, Ghandruk, Annapurna Base Camp, and Kali Gandki.  Christmas and New Year time is perfect for Annapurna Trek with your family, friends and loved ones. 

The Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is a Tea Houses/Lodge Trek

Accommodation is included in the cost of your package. Annapurna Foothills Treks takes great care to arrange the most comfortable accommodation possible throughout your stay.

In Kathmandu, our clients enjoy two nights in Hotel Holy Himalaya before and after heading into the remote regions.

During the trek, the nights will be spent in clean and comfortable tea houses with plenty of character and good food. The simple rooms usually have two narrow beds. The family run lodges are a great place to get to know the Nepalese people. In Nepalese culture, a guest is equal to god, and surely this has become even more of a reality since the tourism industry has improved their meager opportunities to earn. You will be made very welcome!

Spending Money per Day

Although it depends on your spending habits, you should allocate US$ 10 - 15 per meal in Kathmandu. On the trek, your meals are included, but you may wish to purchase extras which are not included in your package, such as chocolate bars, Coca Cola or a beer.  US$10 - 15 a day should be enough, but keep in mind the cost of all items increases proportionately with the distance from the trail head.

Drinking Water on the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

While trekking, it is important to keep hydrated; you should drink at least 3 liters of water each day. In the Annapurna Region there are Euro-guard filters, so all you need is your own water bottle and you can refill it easily.

Fitness/Health for the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

If you have a reasonable level of fitness, this trek should be more than manageable. The altitude becomes more noticeable the higher we go, so we walk at a slow pace and take plenty of breaks to rest and acclimatize.

Safety on the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

When travelling in remote mountain regions, uncertainties such as weather, health problems and natural disasters require a certain amount of flexibility.  While our goal is to follow the itinerary, that is not our first priority; your safety is always our first priority.  Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions request your cooperation to accept the decisions and advice of our trusted and experienced guides if they deem it necessary to change or cancel any part of the itinerary due to safety concerns.

Travel Insurance For the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Annapurna Foothills Treks strongly recommends you have sufficient insurance coverage to go into this remote area. You need specialized travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, injury, lost baggage, liability and medical treatment. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. can organize the appropriate medical response based on your policy.

Trip Facts

Destination : Nepal

Duration : 13 Days

Price : US $890 p/p

Trip Grade : Moderate

Maximum Height:4130 m

Minimum Height:900 m

Minimum Group Size:2 Trekkers

Maximum Group size:12 Trekkers

Activities:Trekking, Sightseeing, Hiking

Transport:Private Vehicles, Tourist Bus



Best Season:March- May and September- November

Permits:Annapurna Conservation Fee, TIMS Card

Hotel in Kathmandu:2 nights (Bed & Breakfast)

Hotel in Pokhara:2 nights (Bed & Breakfast)

Accommodation during Trek:Local Lodges 8 Nights

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