Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Trip Facts


Duration 10 Days


Difficulty Moderate

The trip begins in Kathmandu after you make final preparations for the trek. Then, your drive to Pokhara and follow with another shorter one to Nayapul. From here, you begin the trek and begin to ascend. Firstly, you walk to Ulleri and continue to Banthanti. The trail will take you to Ghorepani, which is a Gurung and Magar village. Then, you hike to the top of the Poonhill vantage point to enjoy the scenery of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. After enjoying the views, you begin to trek northeast to Tadapani. Further, the trail crosses Chhomrong and follows the Modi River.

The trek heads to Sinuwa and stretches across the Annapurna Sanctuary to Himalaya. Then, the trails go past the Hinku Cave and reach Deurali. You trek north to reach the Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Here, you can relish the view of Mt. Fish Tail (6993m) and begin the trek to the Annapurna Base Camp. The base camp offers a sublime display of the mountains in the Annapurna range, including Mt. Annapurna (8091m). After exploring the base camp, you retrace your steps back to Chhomrong. Then, you take a different route to Jhinu Danda, where you can soak in the natural hot springs. After resting at the hot springs of Jhinu, the trek reaches its final destination at Siwai. From here, you drive to Pokhara to conclude the trip.

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At Nepal Alternative Treks and Expedition, we put our efforts to create and operate trips to various parts of Nepal. We have a great team of skilled guides and porters to assist travelers. Thus, we provide our finest people and services to cater to your needs. Also, we allow you to change the itineraries as per your liking easily.

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  • The beautiful scenery of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges
  • Trek on one of the most famous trekking trails of Nepal, the ABC trek
  • Travel across the Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Experience the Gurung culture and hospitality in the local villages


Day 1

Drive to Sudame - Trek to Banthanti

Day 1 Facts

Trekking Time Average

2hr Drive
12km Hike(Avg 4hrs)


Luxury lodge in Banthanti



Enjoy a breakfast overlooking the views of Annapurna I (8091m) and Mt. Machhapuchhre (6997m). Afterward, you’ll prepare for the trek and embark on Jeep 2:00 hour long drive through Baglung Highway towards Sudame. Upon arrival, you’ll begin the first day of the trek and start walking alongside the terraced fields of Hile and Tirkhedhunga village. The trail rises uphill to Ulleri . Overnight in Banthanti.

Day 2

Trek to Ghorepani

Day 2 Facts

Trekking Time Average

10km Hike
(Avg 4hrs)


Luxury Lodge in Ghorepani


( 2800m./9240ft.)

From Banthanti, you’ll begin with the rhododendron forest towards Nangethanti. Continuing ascend 1:30 hour brings you  to Ghorepani, at 2,874 meters, is a Magar village that offers beautiful views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Annapurna massif. Overnight in Ghorepani.

Day 3

Trek to Tadapani

Day 3 Facts

Trekking Time Average

14km Hike
(AVG 5hrs)


Luxury Lodge in Tadapani



The day begins with an early morning hike towards the famous view tower at Poon Hill (3193m). Poon Hill, located an hour-long walk from Ghorepani, bring you atop a hill that offers the magnificent panoramic view of the peaks in Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri, Himalchuli, and Dhaulagiri ranges. Enjoy a scenic trek to Poon Hill and experience the mesmerizing sunrise before retracing your path back to Ghorepani village. After enjoying your breakfast, you’ll begin climbing northeast towards Tadapani village. The scenic trek goes past lush Rhododendron forests through Gurung hill, Deurali and Banthanti village towards Tadapani.

Day 4

Trek to Chhomrong village

Day 4 Facts

Trekking Time Average

14km Hike
(Avg 5hrs)


Luxury Lodge in Chhomrong Village



Leaving Tadapani, you’ll begin climbing northeast through lush Rhododendron forests. The trail begins to drop towards Chuile village before climbing uphill through Ghurjung village towards Chhomrong. At the final part of the trek, a short hike through the exposed ridge overlooking the Machhapuchhre (6997m) Peak will bring you to Chhomrong Village. Chhomrong is one of the most beautiful Gurung villages in the Annapurna Region. Overnight in Chhomrong.

Day 5

Trek to Bamboo

Day 5 Facts

Trekking Time Average

14km Hike
(Avg 6hrs)


Luxury Lodge in Bamboo



Leaving Chhomrong village, you’ll begin climbing downhill amidst the beautiful settlements towards Chhomrong Khola. Upon arrival, you’ll cross Chhomrong Khola and begin ascending towards Sinuwa village. Enjoy your lunch, and then continue climbing through lush forests towards the discreet Bamboo . Located at the lower altitude, Bamboo lies amidst dense Bamboo forests in a colder environment. Overnight in Bamboo.

Day 6

Trek to Deurali

Day 6 Facts

Trekking Time Average

12km Hike
(Avg 5hrs)


Luxury Lodge in Deurali



Enjoy the breakfast and begin climbing through the foggy Bamboo forests towards Dovan. Leaving bamboo forests, you’ll begin ascending through rocky paths towards an exposed ridge. The scenic trail follows en route to Himalaya. You can enjoy your lunch and trek alongside the majestic glacial Modi River towards Deurali. Amidst the scenic trail, you can take a detour to the Hinku Cave; an ice cave formed out of icy mountain water. Overnight in Deurali.

Day 7

7 Trek to ABC

Day 7 Facts

Trekking Time Average

8km Hike
(Avg 5hrs)





Leaving Deurali, the trail gradually climbs alongside the Modi River towards the pristine alpine shrubs. You may witness rock slabs decoratively places onto each other. An arduous climb past another icy cave will bring you to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m). Located just below the hanging cliff of Machhapuchhre (6997m), the base camp offers glorious views of the surrounding landscapes. You’ll enjoy your lunch and then embark on the last section of the trail. A scenic hour-long trek through vast rocky fields will bring you to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). ABC grants a surreal scenery of the vista in Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Overnight in ABC.

Day 8

Trek to Bamboo

Day 8 Facts

Trekking Time Average

18km Hike


Luxury Lodge in Bamboo



The day begins early. You’ll get up and begin exploring the pristine Annapurna Base Camp. Located amidst high mountains, you can relish the views of the Annapurna massif, Hiunchuli (6441m), and Machhapuchhre (6997m). Walk towards the Memorial Chorten and enjoy the panoramic view of Annapurna range along with few other popular peaks. After enjoying your breakfast, you’ll begin retracing your path and head downstream along the Modi River towards Deurali. Further, you will continue climbing down through Himalaya, Dovan to Bamboo. Overnight in Bamboo.

Day 9

Trek to Jhinu Danda

Day 9 Facts

Trekking Time Average

14km Hike
(Avg 6hrs)


Luxury Lodge in Jhinu Dnada



Leaving Bamboo, you’ll begin trekking through lush forests and then climb along the narrow ridge towards Sinuwa village. From Sinuwa, the trail gradually drops towards Chhomrong River. Cross the river and climb stone steps towards Chhomrong Village. From here, you will continue walking down along the exposed ridge towards Jhinu Danda. A low-altitude village is a home to a hot spring where you can take a dip to relieve your body pain. Overnight in Jhinu Danda.

Day 10

Trek to Samrung - Drive to Pokhara - Overnight in Pokhara

Day 10 Facts

Trekking Time Average

20mins Flight
2:30 hrs Drive


Luxury Hotel in Pokhara



Enjoy your breakfast, and before you begin your trek towards Samrung. Leaving Jhinu Danda, the trail begins to rise through the lush forested path towards 20 minutes.  Upon arrival, you’ll catch a jeep and drive through Nayapul towards Pokhara. You can spend the evening exploring the beautiful lifestyle at Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.

What do you get in the Trip?


  • Tribhuwan international airport transfer ( Airport + Hotel + Airport )in Kathmandu .
  • Lodge ( Twin share basis) accommodation during the trekking.
  • All meals ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner ) during trek.
  • One experienced, first aid trained, fluent English speaking, local language speaking, friendly and government authorized trekking guide and required porters (one porter for two persons ).
  • Guide/ Porter’s food, accommodation, salary, insurance, transportation and equipments.
  • Entire overland transportation as per mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Annapurna conservation area project ( ACAP) and necessary permits ( TIMS).
  • Assistance of emergency rescue.
  • A trekking map, Duffel bag, Oxygen saturation check up everyday, water purification, first aid kit box, Company t-shirt and trekking completion certificate.
  • Government tax and service charge.
  • Public Liability Insurance.


  • Hotel accommodation and meals in Kathmandu/Pokhara.
  • Hard and soft table drinks such as tea/coffee, coke, fanta, mineral water, beer, desert, hot shower, hot water, battery charge, laundry, phone bill, bar bill etc.
  • Personal Travel insurance.
  • Tips for guide and porters .( Highly suggested).

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The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new dates, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.

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Traveler Reviews

I trekked to ABC in April2017 . Tour guide and Porters were very nice, friendly and cheerful! They took good care of us though someday our staff couldn’t reserved the lodge for us before it was fully booked b’coz they didn’t sure if all of us could make it. So that was my first time sleeping with a tuna cans, cabbages, tissues, paper in storage room which was quite surprising but that’s not a big deal! I made it!


Big Voice

Bangkok, Thailand
My second time trekking through your agency was also amazing as last time. Thanks very much for organizing so professionally my trek for a month to ABC, Manang and Ganesh himal. My porter cum guide Chanda is very friendly, helpful, informative and taking care of me. It is never enough to visit Nepal and to see its beauty for me so I have already planned to visit again next year.


Chris drummon



Best time to visit

The best time to visit the Annapurna Base Camp is during the spring and autumn season.  During this time of the year, you will find a suitable climate to trek in. Annually, thousands of tourists including both national and international tourists come to Annapurna Base Camp for trekking. At this time of the year, you will be able to travel in a clear sky at a stable temperature. Similarly, you will be able to enjoy the beauty of nature. At this time of the year, you will be able to see the stunning view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges without any disturbance of bad weather.

The difficulty of this trek

Annapurna base camp trekking is one of the hardest treks in Nepal.  In addition, to all that this trek is 12 days long which will fully push the physical and mental state of your body. Furthermore, this trek will test your stamina too. And, if you are not prepared for the trek then you might fall victim to altitude sickness.  Similarly, other difficulties that you will face during the trek are its landscape and the remote nature of the trek. So, make sure that you are prepared for that. But, if you are not passionate about the trek then it will add to your difficulty during the trek.

Travel insurance

Personal travel insurance is not included in our tour. so, you have to compulsorily have trekking insurance from your insurance company. Similarly, make sure that your travel insurance company has covered all your injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, rescue mission, loss of property, etc. Most importantly, make sure that your insurance policy has covered your 4000m plus trekking and adventure policy.  So, make sure all these boxes are ticked before the trek. In addition, make sure that your travel insurance is not expired.

Meals and Accommodation

We don’t provide any kind of soft or hard drink. Similarly, we also provide food in sufficient quantities. In addition, the lodges we provide are very secure and comfortable too. Likewise, we also make adjustments to these things according to our consumer’s wishes. So, you will be able to get the best facility there is. Likewise, the Meals and Accommodation we provide here to our consumers are of top quality. Similarly, we provide Lodge with twin share basis accommodation during the trekking. Here you can enjoy your stay and have quality Nepali and western food.

Required Permits

ACAP : NPR 3000 for foreigners and NPR 1000 for SAARC

Note: Child below 10 years are free

Gear List

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. A comprehensive list of gear for all activities is listed on our dedicated page of Trekking Gear List

Fitness and experience requirements

Firstly, you should be passionate about the trek. Furthermore, you should not have any heart or lung diseases. Most importantly, you should also not have any blood-related diseases. Furthermore, you should have confidence in yourself. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a very long trek so you should be physically fit and mentally tough. In addition, you should have at least the experience of climbing small peaks. Similarly, you should be experienced as well. But, despite that, if you want to trek here we recommend you hire a guide for your trek.

Climate and weather

The climate of Annapurna Base Camp is mostly cold throughout the year. So, we recommend you travel during the spring and monsoon seasons. These seasons provide you with the best scenery of the surrounding. Similarly, the temperature is also moderate. If you want to experience the perfect weather and climate these seasons are perfect. In addition to this if you travel here at this time then you will see the beautiful scenery of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.

Safety and security

The Safety and Security of our trekkers are very important for us. Similarly, while trekking in Annapurna Base Camp we carefully check every route for the trek. So, don’t worry you will be safe with us. Similarly, we also take good care of the belongings of our trekkers on the lodges and during the trek as well. Therefore, you feel free and fully enjoy yourself during the trek, you should not worry about yourself and your belongings. We fully take care of that. Likewise, the accommodation facility is also very safe and you can fully enjoy your stay there.

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