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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

DURATION

15 days

ACCOMMODATION

Lodges or Hotel

Trip Difficulty
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LOCATION

Asia, Nepal

MEETING POINT

Kathmandu Airport

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Welcome to the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, one of the most iconic and breathtaking treks in the world. This 15-day adventure takes you deep into the heart of the Himalayas, where you’ll hike through lush forests, cross raging rivers, and traverse high mountain passes.

Starting in the vibrant city of Pokhara, you’ll make your way to the base camp of Mount Annapurna, one of the highest peaks in the world. Along the way, you’ll pass through traditional Nepali villages, meet friendly locals, and learn about the region’s unique culture.

As you climb higher, you’ll be rewarded with stunning views of snow-capped mountains, including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, and Machhapuchhre (also known as “Fishtail” mountain). You’ll spend your nights in cosy tea houses, relaxing and recharging before the next day’s trek.

The trip’s highlight is reaching Annapurna Base Camp itself, a spectacular natural amphitheatre surrounded by towering peaks. You’ll have the opportunity to soak in hot springs, explore the surrounding glaciers, and take in the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas.

This trek is suitable for experienced hikers and adventure-seekers who are in good physical condition. Our expert guides will be with you every step of the way, ensuring your safety and providing insights into the local culture and environment.

Join us on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek and experience the beauty and majesty of the Himalayas for yourself. This is a journey you’ll never forget!

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What's Included In Our Annapurna Base Camp Trek

All Activities Mentioned In The Itinerary All Activities Mentioned In The Itinerary

Max 16 Travellers Per Group Max 16 Travellers Per Group

3* Hotels & Teahouses (Twin Share) 3* Hotels & Teahouses (Twin Share)

Private Transport Private Transport

14 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches & 9 Dinners 14 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches & 9 Dinners

Porters To Carry 12kg During The Trek Porters To Carry 12kg During The Trek

Expert Guides With You Throughout The Trip Expert Guides With You Throughout The Trip

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary

  • Day 1: ARRIVE IN NEPAL

    ARRIVE IN NEPAL You will meet your Bucket List Leaders at the airport and fly out as a group for Bucket Lister + Trips. If you have booked a Bucket Lister Trip we will see you in Nepal soon! If you have transfers with us we will take you to the hotel. For those making their own way, we will see you in Kathmandu. Special Information: Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm today 

  • Day 2: FREE DAY IN KATHMANDU

    FREE DAY IN KATHMANDU Free day to relax and explore Kathmandu.

  • Day 3 : DRIVE TO POKHARA

    DRIVE TO POKHARA After breakfast we drive a winding road along a beautiful valley, passing the Trisuli and Seti rivers. The main feature of Pokhara is Phewa Tal (lake); the second-largest lake in Nepal. You'll get to see panoramic views of Annapurna and Machhapuchhare (Fishtail) in the north, Dhaulagiri in the west and Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east.  

  • Day 4: GHANDRUNG (1940m)

    GHANDRUNG (1940m) We will leave Pokhara at 7 am and drive a gradually ascending, winding road to Kade and Lumle, before the descent to Nayapul (1100m), about a 90-minute drive from Pokhara. Nayapul is situated on the bank of the Modi River. After making loads for the porter we'll walk to Birenthati (1025 m) and climb gradually to Syauli Bazar. The trail then continues to climb to Ghandrung. This village is vibrant with government offices and many lodges; it also has excellent farmland. Many generations of the youth of this village have served in British and Indian armies in their Gurkha regiments.  Trekking time: approximately 6 hours

  • Day 5: CHHOMRONG (2165m)

    CHHOMRONG (2165m) After breakfast the trek continues to Jhinu Danda where, if time permits, you can enjoy a relaxing soak in the Jhinu Hot Springs. From here it's another hour uphill to Chhomrong. At Chhomrong, towering above the villages, is the magnificent peak of Annapurna South, with Machhapuchhare facing it across the valley.  Trekking time: approximately 6 hours

  • Day 6: DOVAN (2714m)

    DOVAN (2714m) You walk through the forest to Kuldighar. The track winds steeply up through deep bamboo and rhododendron forests to the village of Dovan. Trekking time: approximately 6 hours

  • Day 7: DEURALI (3171m)

    DEURALI (3171m) Today the trail takes you up through the rhododendron forest along the banks of the Modi Khola to the Himalaya Hotel (2920m), stopping for lunch along the way. We may stop at the Hinku Cave, which used to be a storage depot and camp for the earlier Annapurna I expeditions. The trail then continues uphill along the jungle trail to Deurali (3200m). Trekking time: approximately 4 hours

  • Day 8: MACHHAPUCHHARE BASE CAMP (3537m)

    MACHHAPUCHHARE BASE CAMP (3537m) The trek through the narrow Modi Khola valley will bring you to Machhapuchhare Base Camp. Here you'll spend the day admiring the snow-covered peaks above and the beauty of the landscape around.  Trekking time: approximately 6 hours

  • Day 9: ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP (4130m)

    ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP (4130m) We have an early morning walk to Annapurna Base Camp, with its breathtaking 360-degree views of the surrounding Himalayan range. Though the clouds roll in early, the curtain often lifts at sunset to reveal radiant, glowing peaks.  Trekking time: approximately 6 hours

  • Day 10: TREK TO BAMBOO (2340m)

    TREK TO BAMBOO (2340m) We'll retrace our footsteps and descend 1700 metres to the bank of the Modi Khola, then continue to Bamboo at 2345 metres where there are teahouses and lodges. We'll stay overnight at Bamboo. Trekking time: approximately 5 - 6 hours 

  • Day 11: JHINU DANDU (1780m)

    JHINU DANDU (1780m) We once again retrace our footsteps and head to Chhomrong. Just past Khuldighar, there is an experimental sheep farm. The trail then heads through rhododendron and bamboo fields and descends very steeply to the Jhinu Hot Springs, where we can bathe in the therapeutic natural hot springs and rest our weary muscles. There are panoramic mountain views of Machhapuchhare, Annapurna South and Annapurna II along with the Dhaulagiri mountain range. The unique Gurung and Magar cultures can also be observed. Trekking time: approximately 6 - 7 hours

  • Day 12: POTHANA (1890m)

    POTHANA (1890m) After a hot spring wash and a good rest, we head to Pothana, another beautiful small Gurung village. Rhododendron slopes adorn this village from mid-April and there are many beautiful birds. Trekking time: approximately 4 - 5 hours 

  • Day 13: DESCEND VIA ASTAM (2713m) to PHEDI

    DESCEND VIA ASTAM (2713m) to PHEDI We finish our trek today with a short hike down to Phedi. The trail descends through woods, villages and terraced fields, before meeting the road at Phedi. The drive back to Pokhara takes about 30 minutes. Our scheduled flight time back to Kathmandu is in the afternoon and is around 25 minutes. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel.

  • Day 14: FREE DAY IN KATHMANDU

    FREE DAY IN KATHMANDU Free day to relax and explore more of Kathmandu.

  • Day 15: DEPART KATHMANDU

    DEPART KATHMANDU This marks the end of our Nepali adventure...alternatively, you could continue your adventure with a 3-day add-on to Chitwan National Park!

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

    The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a famous trekking route in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The trek takes you through diverse landscapes, from lush forests to high-altitude deserts, and offers stunning views of the Himalayas, including the iconic Annapurna massif and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) Peak.


  • How long is the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

    The Annapurna Base Camp Trek typically takes around 7-12 days, depending on the itinerary and pace of the trekker. The distance covered during the trek is approximately 110-115 km.


  • What is the best time of year to do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

     The best time to do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is from September to November and from March to May, when the weather is generally clear and dry, with moderate temperatures. However, the trek can be done year-round, except during the monsoon season (June to August) when the trails can be muddy and slippery.


  • Is the Annapurna Base Camp Trek difficult?

    The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is considered a moderate to strenuous trek, with several steep uphill and downhill sections, as well as some high-altitude challenges. It is recommended for people with good physical fitness and some previous trekking experience.


  • What is the altitude of Annapurna Base Camp?

    Annapurna Base Camp is located at an altitude of 4,130 meters (13,550 feet) above sea level.


  • Do I need a permit to do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

    Yes, you need a trekking permit to do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. You will need to obtain an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and a Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card, which can be obtained from the Nepal Tourism Board or a registered trekking agency. On our trips these are provided for you so you wont need to worry!


  • What kind of accommodation can I expect during the trek?

     Along the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, there are a variety of accommodation options available, including teahouses, lodges, and guesthouses. These places offer basic amenities, such as a bed, a shared bathroom, and simple meals.


  • Is it safe to drink water during the trek?

    It is not recommended to drink tap water or untreated water during the trek, as it may contain harmful bacteria and parasites. It is advisable to bring a reusable water bottle and use water purification tablets or a water filter to treat the water.


  • What should I pack for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

    You should pack warm and comfortable clothing for the trek, including a down jacket, a warm hat, gloves, and thermal underwear. You should also bring a good quality trekking backpack, sturdy walking boots, a first aid kit, a headlamp, and a camera. Don’t worry though we will provide you with a full kit list of everything you need.


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