Annapurna Base Camp Trek

14 Days

“Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer. Camp out among the grasses and gentians of glacial meadows, in craggy garden nooks full of nature’s darlings”.


Are you ready to challenge yourself on an adventure that stays with you for an eternity! We might have the perfect experience planned for you. Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek probably is one of the most popular trekking itineraries in Nepal. The journey up in the mountains is undoubtedly tiring, but the views are definitely worth the prize! Come and join the people who share similar interests as you accompany them on the journey to the Himalayas. The trail is a roller coaster of terrains going up and down as you travel on one of the most loved high-altitude treks in Nepal. The ABC trek is a relatively short trek that happens to be popular even amongst the nationals in Nepal. The hike gives people a chance to capture the close-up views of the Annapurna range and many other mountains. The trip is indeed a step to help you quench your thirst for the mountains. An excellent opportunity to view the mountains as you stand directly beneath them, breathing the air of the Himalayas near the Annapurna Sanctuary. During the spring season, travelers can see many species of flora and fauna, including the national flower of Nepal, the Rhododendron. You can expect to see many waterfalls and learn about the rich culture of the Magar and Gurung people living in the region. The trek is doable for most people with an average fitness level and does not require any prior trekking experience. One of the most commercialized and accessible tours in Nepal, we start with the beautiful city of Pokhara as our first trek route. Our trekking journey continues to traverse the villages surrounded by lush green mountains, quiet mountainous villages, and bamboo forests as we travel to Ghorepani, Chhomrong, and ABC through Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC).

Why do you need to get on this tour!

  • Travel to the Annapurna conservation area project that abodes numerous flora and fauna and trek to the Annapurna Base Camp’s highest point as you observe the Annapurna glacier!
  • One of the major trekking routes in Nepal will reward you with views of the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre range through MBC and ABC.
  • Indulge in the exquisite culture and tradition as you meet the humble hosts, the Gurung people, and be a part of the daily lives in Ghandruk village.
  • Enjoy the incredible sceneries, lush green landscapes, terraced farming, rhododendron forests, and glacier rivers as you walk through one of the most relaxed and comfortable tours in Nepal.
  • A possible trip all year round boasts of the views of the majestic (Fishtail mountain), the Machhapuchhre, Mt. Himchuli, Mt. Annapurna, and other neighboring ranges.
  • Travel to the beautiful Poon Hill, a vantage point for viewing the unreal beauty of the shining golden magical sunrise upon the mighty mountains.
  • Jump and de-stress in the natural hot springs of Jhinu Danda, a perfect spot to take the stress of the days away!
  • Celebrate the accomplishment of standing below the mountains with your team members at an elevation of 4130 meters!
In addition to the magnificent views, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek allows travelers an opportunity to go through the fantastic trekking trails through the cultural settlement of villages on the foothills of the Annapurna range. The region abodes the ethnic communities of the Magar and Gurung people. The communities still follow the local culture that has a heavy foundation of Buddhism and Hinduism. Along with the solid mountain views, the trail passes through the rural villages, waterfalls, beautiful landscapes, and sheer cliffs with rivers passing below. Additionally, you will be able to observe beautiful temples, monasteries, Gompas, and religious shrines representing the region’s local heritage. The hosts of the region will warm you with their humble hospitality and continuous service. Similarly, the teahouses in the area will also help you keep comfortable at times. Furthermore, the enduring popularity of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is due to its accessibility. We bet you will never realize how quickly time flies while you are up and running in the mountains. Additionally, the journey is an enjoyable one because it is moderately complex and is doable even without any prior trekking experience.

Alternative treks you can consider!

The Annapurna region is home to an immense and diverse range of flora and fauna. We believe it is without a doubt one of the best treks to start your adventure journey with! Whether you are a nature or adventure lover, this is a trip you don’t want to leave behind. If you do not feel like taking on the 14-day long itinerary, we can suggest some alternative treks of the same route. However, suppose you have lesser days on the calendar. In that case, you can take a look at our other packages of the area; the Annapurna Panorama Trek or the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, both of which are equally fun and will only take seven days to complete.

Why Choose Pack Ur Bags Nepal?

Firstly, you can completely trust us with your decision. We have created treks and programs that fit your needs since 2009. Our team of specialists will never fail to meet your expectations and provide you with the best services. . Secondly, our team has always put the safety and well-being of our clients first. For us, your satisfaction means the most. Thirdly, our strength lies in the expert team of staff we have. Our staff and trekking guides are a group of energetic, well-spoken professionals who have years of trekking experience and knowledge about life in the mountains. So in every step you take, you can be assured you are in entirely safe hands. All in all, we esteem your valuable time and fulfillment. Hence we try our 100% to offer the best for you and make your time here in Nepal an advantageous, fulfilling, and exceptional one!

Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Exploring the two base camps of Annapurna and Machhapucchre Base Camp on the same trip.
  • 360 degree view of Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machhapucchre Himal.
  • Follow the waves of Modi Khola and walking through the forests with diverse flora and fauna.
  • Know about culture, traditions, & typical living practices of Gurung people.
  • Relax in the hot water pool at Jhinu Danda after returning from the base camp.


Day 1:
Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

You will meet one of our staff at the airport waiting for you with a placard of the Nepal Hiking Team. He will assist you in guiding you to your trip Hotel. At the hotel, we will conduct a brief meeting explaining the nature of the trip. After the meeting, no other activities are planned. Thus, you may rest or follow any different schedule you would like.

Overnight at the Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2:
Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m/2985ft) Duration: 6-7 Hours

On the second day, have an early breakfast and prepare for your departure to Pokhara. The journey to Pokhara is via bus, and the drive entails watching the scenic pastoral landscape of Nepal. You will see giant hills, distant mountain views, rural villages, terraced farms, and rapidly flowing rivers throughout the trip. Watching this beautiful scenery, you will reach Pokhara- the city of lakes and mountain scenery. Check in to the hotel and after the drive, if you are energetic, go for an evening walk around the lakeside city.

Overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.

Day 3:
Pokhara to Tikhe Dhunga (1495m/4905ft) Distance: 9 km, Walking Duration: 4 Hours

Wake up early in the morning, have breakfast, and get ready for the long hike today. Your destination for today is Tikhe Dhunga, and for that, you will first take a drive to Nayapul via Lumle. The drive is about 90 minutes and goes through small villages.

Similarly, trekking towards Annapurna Base Camp starts from Nayapul, so get ready to hike through green hills and the flawless bamboo forest. The first stop of today’s hike is Birethanti. You can enjoy a cup of tea while watching the herds of a mule carrying goods here. Continuing the journey, you stroll past cascading waterfalls, lush terraced fields, and villages. The journey is steep; thus, you will ascend through Ranghai and finally descend to Tikhedunga, which is your stop for the night.

Overnight at the guest house in Tikhe Dhunga. All three meals are included.

Day 4:
Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani (2850m/9348ft) Distance: 13 km, Walking Duration: 7 Hours

Today you have a pretty long journey. Leaving Tikhedhunga, the trip to Ghorepani begins with a warm breakfast. Crossing a suspension bridge, you will come across steep stone stairs that bring you to Ulleri- a beautiful Magar town. It is a steep climb, so approach the route gently. Taking on the green pastures, you reach the crest of Ulleri hill, leading you to a campground to take a small but necessary break.

After the break, continue hiking to reach Nangethanti for lunch. Following the trail, you will arrive at the traditional village of Ghorepani. All through the hike, you will be rewarded with breathtaking mountain scenery.

Overnight at the guesthouse in Ghorepani. All three meals are included.

Day 5:
Hike to Poonhill then trek to Tadapani (2500m/8200ft) Distance: 9 km, Walking Duration: 6-7 Hours

Today’s itinerary consists of a small hike to famous Poon Hill to see the majestic sunrise view over the gigantic Annapurna massif. After soaking the mesmerizing sight, return to the guesthouse, have your warm breakfast and start your hike towards Tadapani. Hike along the ridgeline and through a pleasant rhododendron forest before reaching Tadapani.

Overnight at the guesthouse in Tadapani. All three meals are included

Day 6:
Tadapani to Chhomrong village (2020m/6625ft) Distance: 8.5 km, Walking Duration: 5 Hours

Parting from Tadapani, today, you hike towards Chomrong village. The route to Chomrong is a gradual descent, and it consists of crossing suspension bridges, walking past rhododendron forest, and hike along with the crop fields. As the trail mostly goes through lush jungles, birds become your companion and a reason for fascination. Watching their colorful wings flap when they leap from one tree to another is a rewarding sight. Admiring these creatures, you will eventually reach Chomrong, where villages sprawl across the hillside with Majors Mountains such as Huinchuli, Machapuchare, Annapurna South towering the town.

Overnight at the guesthouse in Chomrong. All three meals are included.

Day 7:
Chhomrong to Dovan (2600m/8528ft) Distance: 9 km, Walking Duration: 5 Hours

We’ll bid the genuine hospitality of Chomrong goodbye and descend towards Dovan. Elevation gain is quite a bit more than other days, so you must approach the journey smoothly. You will hike down 2500 stone steps and cross Chhomrong River through a suspension bridge. After that, ascend through a rocky trekking route that leads to Sinuwa village and continue the hike through the dense forests towards Kuldahar (2540m). From Kuldahar, you will descend to bamboo and take on a gradual ascend from there to Dovan.

Overnight at the guesthouse in Dovan. All three meals are included.

Day 8:
Dovan to Deurali (3200m/10500ft) Distance: 7.8 km, Walking Duration: 4 Hours

Saying bye to Dovan, you follow a serene, emerald-green forest of bamboo and rhododendron route towards Deurali. The trekking course is dotted with prayer flags giving a vibrant flair to the surrounding.

Before continuing your walk, take a moment to appreciate the unique ambiance. The forest quickly fades away, leaving a barren landscape strewn with boulders and scree in its place. When you walk by the Himalayan Hotel, you’ll know you’re getting closer to your destination. Continue climbing past this landmark to Hinku Cave, which was once used as a shelter and overnight stop for historical Annapurna expeditions. Your trek for today concludes at Deurali.

Overnight at the guesthouse in Deurali. All three meals are included.

Day 9:
Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (4230 M/13810FT) Distance: 8 km, Walking Duration: 5-6 hours

This is the most awaited day of our long hike. You will finally reach Annapurna Base Camp today. The journey for the day begins by climbing a riverbed and hiking up to Annapurna Sanctuary. The height gain is quite much today, so as always, be careful and don’t rush the trek. The trek route also follows the Modi Khola trail and will, in due course, bring you to Macchapuchre Base Camp. Take a break at Machhapurchhre Base Camp and admire the Himalayas surrounding the areas. And after a while, depart from the splendors of MBC, and hike for another 2 hours to reach Annapurna Base Camp. The actuality of getting to the base camp becomes more prominent when giants’ views are so close to your eyes. The base camp is towered by impressive peaks of the Annapurna range and its neighboring mountains.

Overnight at the teahouse in Annapurna Base Camp. All three meals are included.

Day 10:
Return from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2310M/7575FT) Distance: 18 km, Walking Duration: 7 Hours

Today, we bid bye to the magnificent Annapurna Base Camp and head towards bamboo. As we are descending to low altitude, please be mindful of your walking pace. Following the same trail to base camp, descend to Modi Khola to reach the rural village of Bamboo. The town is surrounded by mountains so take into panoramic scenery of the mountains.

Overnight at the guesthouse in bamboo. All three meals are included.

Day 11:
Return from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda Hot Spring (1780M/5840FT) Distance: 12 Kms, Walking Duration: 6 Hours

Today, you will descend to Jhinu Danda Hot spring. The trail to Jhinu Danda winds down through wooded slopes to Chomrong via Khuldighar.

From Chomrong, the path gets steeper as it descends towards Jhinu Danda. While dropping, make sure to visit the experimental sheep farm, which shows a glimpse of herder’s life in the mountains of Nepal. Observing these exciting aspects of rural life, you will reach Jhinu Danda.

From here, if you hike down about half-hour, you will get to a natural hot spring. This is the ideal spot to decompress and let the stress of the day wash over you.

Overnight at the guesthouse in Jhinu Danda. All three meals are included.

Day 12:
Return from Jhinu Danda to Pokhara

Your trekking trip is almost over now that the Himalayan views are behind you. We cross the suspension bridge and then drive to Pokhara by jeep which takes about 2 hours.

Overnight at the hotel in Pokhara. Breakfast and lunch are included.

Day 13:
Return back from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Now that your trek is complete, you’ll return from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus.

If you are tired of a long bus journey, then you have the option of flying to Kathmandu at an extra cost.

The cost for Pokhara to Kathmandu is USD 100.00 per person for one way flight. The choice is yours. Nevertheless, it would incur an additional fee.

Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu. Breakfast only included.

Day 14:
Farewell/Tour Ends

Today marks the end of the trek. Our office representative will be at your trip hotel approximately 3 hours before your departure flight to transfer you to the airport.

Cost Details

What's included

  • Airport picks up and drops off by the private vehicle.
  • Two nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu. We use Woodapple Hotel and Spa or similar.
  • Two nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
  • Surface transfer to and from Pokhara by tourist bus then by private car to and from Nayapul.
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • An experienced English-speaking (trekking guide), porter to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, meals, and
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bags, duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion).
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (ACAP and TIMS, please bring 3 passport size photographs)
  • All government and local taxes

What's not included

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa fees: You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US$ 50 or equivalent foreign currency. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • All kinds of cold drinks including water, coke, Fanta, juice, etc.
  • WI-Fi internet during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for airport representatives, tour guides, trekking staff, drivers, etc.


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Is airport pick up and drop off services available?

We do provide airport pick up and drop off services. So, you do not have to worry about fetching a taxi and finding a way for your trip. Our office representative will be at the airport holding a placard of us company name which will make you find us easier. Our office representative will drive you to your trip hotel.

How can we obtain our visa?

Well, obtaining a visa in Nepal is very easy. Nepal offers an On-Arrival visa at the Kathmandu (TIA) airport. However, people from a few continents are not eligible for an arrival visa. And these countries are Ghana, Ethiopia, Swaziland, Cameroon, Afghanistan, Palestine, Iraq, Syria, Liberia, Somalia, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, and refugees. They are requested to consult with the Nepal embassy or consulate office of Nepal based on their homeland. Except for these countries, people from all other continents can apply for an Arrival Visa. It is an easy process. However, you may have to stay in a long queue during the peak trekking season.

Similarly, people coming from India can also obtain visas from the Nepal – India border. And the same goes for people coming from Tibet. They can obtain a visa from Nepal – Tibet borders.

What documents are required to get a tourist VISA to Nepal?

You need an original passport with a validity of at least six months. And after that, you need to carry two passport size photographs and cash for the visa fees.

What type of accommodation can we expect in Kathmandu and Pokhara?

Our standard trekking packages include 3-star categorical hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara. In Kathmandu, our clients are accommodated in Wood apple Hotel and Spa or similar. It is a newly built property on the outskirts of Thamel and offers great services and amenities to the valued guest. Yes, you can extend your hotel stay in Kathmandu and it will cost approximately USD 50 and USD 55 per night, inclusive of breakfast, for a single and double/twin room respectively.

Can I extend my stay in Pokhara?

Indeed, you can extend your stay in Pokhara. Pokhara is a lovely place and people usually easily fall in love with the atmosphere there. We will arrange for you in the same hotel in Pokhara if you decide to extend your stay. For extra nights in Pokhara, it cost USD 35 for a single room and USD 40 for adouble room.

Can we upgrade accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara?

Yes, you can upgrade your accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara. You can consult your preferred hotel with us and we shall reserve the accommodation in your preferred hotel.

How long will it take to reach Pokhara by bus/tourist bus?

From Kathmandu on a bus, you will reach Pokhara in 5-6 hours. However, the time varies depending upon the traffic.

What sorts of accommodation is available during the trekking portion of Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

During the trekking portion of Annapurna Base Camp Trek, you will be accommodated in a guesthouses. The rooms at the guesthouses are neat and clean and bathrooms are mostly built inside the housing area. In this trek route, Ghorepani is the only place where rooms with attached bathrooms are available. Likewise, up to Chomrong village, teahouses have rooms with twin beds to share amongst two trekkers.

However, afterward Chomrong, there are a limited number of teahouses so in one room there will be multiple beds. And during the peak trekking season, 3 – 4 trekkers will have to share one room, each person will get a bed to sleep.

The beds at the teahouses are already set up with a mattress, bed sheet, pillows, and blankets for your comfort.

What sorts of accommodation is available during the trekking portion of Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

During the trekking portion of Annapurna Base Camp Trek, you will be accommodated in a guesthouses. The rooms at the guesthouses are neat and clean and bathrooms are mostly built inside the housing area. In this trek route, Ghorepani is the only place where rooms with attached bathrooms are available. Likewise, up to Chomrong village, teahouses have rooms with twin beds to share amongst two trekkers.

However, afterward Chomrong, there are a limited number of teahouses so in one room there will be multiple beds. And during the peak trekking season, 3 – 4 trekkers will have to share one room, each person will get a bed to sleep.

The beds at the teahouses are already set up with a mattress, bed sheet, pillows, and blankets for your comfort.

What sort of food/meals are available on the Annapurna Base Camp trek?

You can find all sorts of food/meals on the trek. From international dishes to local Nepali cuisine you can find all types of dishes on the trail. The most preferred dish would be Dhal Bhat (traditional Nepali meal) as per our previous trekkers. They expressed that it is full filling and healthy. Besides, trekking staff always prefer Dhal Bhat beside any other dishes.

Other than that, the teahouse does have a set of menus with varieties of food items. You can choose your preferred dish from the menu if you want to eat something else besides Dhal Bhat. Cooks at the tea houses will prepare the meals you like.

Likewise, if you are vegan or have dietary restrictions like gluten-free meals then don’t worry. Because cooks will prepare the meal as per your request. However, you may have to explain to them what these conditions are and your preference. Because many of them are not aware of these restrictions. All in all, whatever dietary restrictions you have it will be met.

How can we access clean water on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Firstly, we urge everyone to bring their water bottle. Secondly, in the Annapurna Base Camp trekking route, bottled water is banned. On the trail, there are plenty of drinking water taps from where you can access water without any cost. However, even though it is drinking water, we would suggest you filter the water before consuming it. You can use water sterilizing tablets which will filtrate your water. And another way to access water is to buy safe drinking water at the teahouse. The quality of the water that the teahouse provides is the same as the bottled mineral water. It is not costly but you need to have your water bottle.

What about toilets, how is the condition of bathrooms on the trail?

Two types of toilets are available on the trail. You will find classic squat down types of toilets and western flushing types of toilets.

How can we shower during the trek?

Almost all of the tea houses provide hot shower facilities. Whether it be a hot bucket shower or hot tap shower facility, you will get either one facility on the trail. As you approach higher elevation and close to base camp, getting a hot shower facility is challenging. So, in the upper region, you will have to buy a bucket of water and bath unconventionally.

Also, during the peak trekking season, tea houses struggle to provide hot shower facilities due to high demand. All the tea houses will charge you a certain amount for a hot shower depending upon the location.

Is a private trek better or a group trek?

If you are a solo traveler, we recommend you to join the group trek on your best convenient date from among our available guaranteed schedules mentioned on our website.

If you are two or more, it is advisable to choose a private trek as it will be flexible and also you can walk at your own pace without having to worry about matching up your speed with other fast or slow-paced trekkers. We organize private group treks for a minimum of two or more people without any extra cost.

Can beginners do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp trek is certainly one of the best trekking trails for the beginner. The trek begins from TikheDhunga which is at the height of 1495m. This height is a normal elevation to start a trek. And in the span of 9 or 10 days depending upon your itinerary, you will reach 4,130 m. If you reach this height in 9 or 10 days, it is a gradual approach so you will not have a complication. Due to this reason also, it is a moderate level of the trek. Besides, you will be guided by our expert trekking leader who has wide knowledge about trekking in Nepal and Annapurna region. Thus, he will escort you gradually to your destination.

What is the cancellation policy of Pack Ur Bags Nepal?

To cancel the trip, they should inform us with a valid reason why they are cancelling the trek. Also, please note the, the deposit made to reserve a spot is non-refundable. The reason, why we made the down payment nonrefundable is because, as soon as we receive the confirmation from the clients, we use more than the deposit amount to make reservation for hotels, airlines, transportation’s and other things necessary to operate the trek efficiently. Also, if we cancel on these services, they will incur cancellation charge to us. However, we are free to postpone our reservation for any dates. Therefore, we ask our clients to postpone their trip rather than cancelling it whole. Here is (Link) our booking policy.

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek
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Trip Details

  • Easy To Moderate
  • Nepal-Annapurna Region
  • Hiking & Trekking
  • Tourist Bus
  • B.L.D (Break Fast,Lunch & Dinner)
  • Hotel/Guesthouse
  • 4210
  • Kathmandu / Kathmandu
  • 14 Days
  • March - May & Sept - Dec
  • 10