Visit Himalaya treks offer 14 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek that includes Ghorepani Poon Hill popular viewpoint in Lap of Mount Annapurna. Annapurna Sanctuary trek itself is 10 days Trek starts from Pokhara and ends at Pokhara. Trekking to Annapurna base camp provides lovely terrain varying from the subtropical valleys with terraced fields to the magnificent jungle of Rhododendrons. Which keeps Annapurna Base Camp Trek interesting throughout the trek.
ABC Trek combines moderate walking with exquisite natural and cultural surroundings like no other trek in Nepal. Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is a great introductory trekking holiday connecting with varieties of cultures, pretty landscapes, and breathtaking Himalayan views. Trek to Annapurna Base Camp is a moderate level of difficulty. This Trek is definitely the best introductory trekking holiday in Nepal for first-time travelers. That's why it's listed in Best Treks in Nepal.
Trekking in Nepal's Annapurna region offers a diverse experience with mountains, forests, and culture for trekkers of all levels. Notably, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek stands out, allowing exploration of both Annapurna and Machhapuchhre base camps. The landscape varies, featuring thermal springs, the Modi Khola river, forests, and towering peaks.
With the highest point being Annapurna Base Camp at 4,130m/13,549ft, this fourteen-day trek minimizes altitude-related risks and suits all seasons. The trek showcases diverse landscapes, cultures, and mountain views, including the stunning Mt. Annapurna and Machhapuchhre. The meticulously planned itinerary makes it appealing to various outdoor enthusiasts, from solo travelers to group hikers, seeking to explore Nepal's wonders.
Mount Dhaulagiri view from Poon Hill during our Annapurna base camp Trek.
Especially in the months of March and April, along these areas, blooming colorful rhododendron flowers are attractive. That's the highlights compared to contrasting alpine vegetation found later on higher elevations. These picturesque landscapes are well complemented by the towering peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is also mostly known for the combination of breathtaking views and warm hospitality of local people on the trail.
Image of Annapurna Base Camp Trek Route Map
Trek to Annapurna Base Camp starts from Hile and climbs to Poon Hill, the best viewpoint for Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Range. The short, scenic, and stunning Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is also a part of this ABC Trek. Breathtaking sunrise view from Poon Hill that includes views of Annapurna South (7219 meters), Annapurna Fang (7467 meters), Fishtail (known by Machapuchare 6993 meters) Annapurna II (7937 meters), on the northside; Lamjung Himal Range in the North East. Dhaulagiri (8167 meters), Tukuche Peak (6920 meters), and Dhampus Peak (6012 meters) in the mid-western part of Nepal.
Trekking continues toward Chomrong, another lovely and major settlement of the region via Tadapani, a more quiet and serene place on the route. After crossing Sinuwa (2360 meters), the trail enters into the narrow valley of Modi Khola towards Annapurna Base Camp. Small bunches of lodges and guesthouses at Bamboo, Dovan, Himalaya, and Deurali lead to Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Afterward, the valley opens a little wider and ends at Annapurna Base Camp with mountains enclosing in every direction. Annapurna I (8091 meters), popular trekking peaks Tharpu Chuli, also known as Tent Peak (5663 meters) Singu Chuli (6501 meters), Annapurna South (7219 meters) and Hiunchuli (6441 meters) encloses the valley, justifying its name as Annapurna Sanctuary Trek.
On the return, a relaxing and refreshing bath in the hot springs at Jhinu Danda awaits. The stunning panorama can even be enjoyed at the end of the trek at Pokhara, providing a fitting climax to Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu. (1335 meters)
Day 2: Fly to Pokhara (900 meters) Drive to Hile & Trek to Tikhedunga (1550 meters)
Day 3: Trek to Ghorepani. (2850 meters)
Day 4: Climb Poon Hill (3210 meters) and trek to Tadapani. (2600 meters)
Day 5: Trek to Chomrong. (2100 meters)
Day 6: Trek to Dovan. (2500 meters)
Day 7: Trek to Machapuchhre Base Camp.
Day 8: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp. (4130 meters)
Day 9: Trek back to Bamboo. (2310 meters)
Day 10: Trek back to Jhinu Danda. (1780 meters)
Day 11: Trek to Siwai and drive to Pokhara.
Day 12: Pokhara Sightseeing.
Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 14: Departure.
Trekking to Annapurna base camp, we will trek through the Annapurna conservation area where we will need
Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP): This permit is required to enter the Annapurna Conservation Area, which covers the region where the ABC trek takes place. It's intended to support conservation efforts and sustainable tourism in the area.
TIMS Card (Trekkers' Information Management System): The TIMS card is meant to ensure the safety and security of trekkers. It also helps authorities keep track of trekkers' movements in the region.
Don't worry, Our company will take care of all our clients’ necessary permits while trekking to Annapurna Base Camp with us.
Before traveling, it’s always a big question of what to pack, and what to unpack. Especially when you are doing multiday trekking and hiking in the Himalayas. We suggest some gear you will need while trekking and hiking in Nepal. Please visit the given link for gear list details for ABC Trek.
Rhododendrons flowers are blooming and the background Annapurna South and Fishtail view.
Annapurna Base Camp trek is considered a Moderate Grade trek that involves sort of difficulties like steep and rugged trekking trails. Every day, you'll need to spend around 5 to 7 hours, including a lunch and tea/coffee break, walking over the stone stairs.
The ABC trek isn't extremely challenging, but it does come with certain difficulties. This trek in Nepal includes both uphill climbs and downhill walks, presenting challenges along the way.
The well-planned itinerary appeals to various outdoor enthusiasts, from solo female travelers to group hikers exploring Nepal's wonders.
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking route is accessible around the year. However, the best time for trekking to Annapurna base camp is in the months of October, November, and December in the autumn season. Similarly, March, April, and May are other good times to trek in the Spring season.
Based on our experience and personal preferences, we consistently establish a set departure period ranging from mid-March to mid-April. Opting for an Annapurna Base Camp trek within this timeframe will provide the opportunity to witness the vibrant blooming of rhododendron flowers along the majority of our trekking route. These rhododendrons, known as Lali Guras, hold the distinction of being Nepal's National flowers. Their presence along the trekking path adds an additional layer of allure to the journey to ABC.
We provide a 14-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek priced at USD 1220 per person. This covers the period from arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal, to departure from the same. The total trip cost varies significantly based on the services tailored to meet our client's specific requirements.
The typical Annapurna Base Camp trek route spans approximately 110 kilometers in distance. On an average day, you'll be walking for around 5 to 7 hours, covering a distance of approximately 9 to 12 kilometers. The trekking trail to Annapurna Base Camp is moderately easy, guiding you through the picturesque landscapes of Nepal all the way to the foot of Mount Annapurna.
Himalayan View seen from Annapurna Base Camp.
We Offer 14 day Annapurna Base Camp trek combined with Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, arriving in Kathmandu Nepal to depart from Kathmandu. From Kathmandu, we will take a flight to Pokhara and drive to Hile where our walking journey will start. Our journey of Trek to Annapurna Base Camp itself is 10 days starting from Hile 1430 meters and ending at Siwai 1600 meters. From Siwai we will drive back to Pokhara, a day sightseeing Pokhara. The next morning, we will fly back to Kathmandu and do full-day sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley UNESCO World Heritage sites. Following breakfast the next day, we will arrange your transfer to the airport for your departure, marking the culmination of our 14-day ABC expedition.
Trek to Annapurna base camp is a perfect introductory trek. It starts from such a low elevation to lead us along the Base Camp of Mount Annapurna. This trek strikes a balance between moderate and easy difficulty levels, offering a genuine encounter with local village life, untouched landscapes, and, naturally, intimate vistas of snow-capped peaks.
Well-established Guest Houses and lodges are available along the Annapurna base camp trekking route. Most of the Guest House Lodges have 2 sharing rooms available with 2 separate beds. Annapurna base camp trek leads us through the Annapurna conservation. Some of the places limited guesthouses, so they set several beds in a single room to accommodate travelers.
While trekking to Annapurna base camp, our last stopping point is Annapurna Sanctuary or Annapurna Base Camp. Annapurna Base Camp's elevation is 4130 meters where we will sleep the highest point of our Annapurna Base Camp journey. Reaching Annapurna base camp we completed our goal to stand at Base Camp of Mount Annapurna 10th highest Peak Base Camp. Mount Annapurna 1 is the 10th highest Peak of the work elevation of 8091 meters.
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks with the company’s display board will greet you outside the arrival terminal and transfer you to your Hotel. The trek leader will meet the group for a meeting and provide a detailed briefing on the trek. All the required information regarding the trek would be provided.
An early morning 25 minutes flight to Pokhara. Pokhara is the lake city of the country and is less polluted and crowded compared to Kathmandu. Views of Annapurna range and the dominating figure of Machapuchhre (also known as Fishtail) (6997 meters) dominates both the sky and the beautiful Phewa Lake with its reflection in it. A private Jeep will drop us at Hile 1430 meters about two and half hour away from Pokhara. Short trek to Tikhedhunga. An easy and short day to kick off the trek. (2:30 hours drive and 30 minutes trek)
After crossing the Bhurungdi Khola on a suspension bridge at the start of the day, climbing steep paved steps until the village of Ulleri finally gets the day and the trek going. It steadies a bit and turns gradual up to Banthati. After Banthati, the trail starts to go gradually uphill through the shades of the Rhododendron forest and passes Nange Thati, the last village before reaching Ghorepani. (6 hours)
Early morning hike up to Poon Hill (1 hour), one of the best viewpoint of the region to enjoy the sunrise above the spectacular mountain ranges of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. We return for breakfast at Ghorepani and then trek towards Tadapani, climbing a gentle ridge of yet another Rhododendron forest with the views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges still delighting us. The trail leaves the ridge after Deurali and starts to descend down steeply to Nange Thati. A steady and easy walk is soon followed again by another descend down to a small stream with a final climb in the afternoon finally ending the day at Tadapani. (5 hours)
A downhill trail in the lovely jungle takes to Chuile (2170 meters) and more descend follows up to Kimrong Khola. Another suspension bridge and a steep climb follows, until the trail finally steadies at the latter part of the day just before reaching the village of Chomrong . Chomrong is one of the biggest settlements of the region and offers a close up view of Annapurna South (7219 meters) and Hiunchuli (6434 meters). (5 hours)
The day starts with another descend and ascend of the valley. The ascend ends at Sinuwa enters the final valley that leads to the Annapurna Base Camp. A gradual walk through the jungle leads to Bamboo and the trail stills continues in the jungle slowly gaining more height as it reaches Dovan. (5 hours)
After Dovan, the jungle starts to get thinner and after passing through Himalaya, the alpine vegetation can be enjoyed for the first time on the trek. A careful passing of the infamous avalanche prone area and a gradual climb leads to a wider valley with the mountains slowly appearing on the northern direction. A different angled view of Machapuchhre and Annapurna South waits at Machapuchhre Base Camp.
An easy walking with eye-catching Himalaya’s views on the gradual landscapes leads to the Annapurna Base Camp. The Base Camp is situated just above the South Annapurna glacier and is enclosed by towering mountain on all other direction than the valley leading to it and thus giving it the name of Annapurna Sanctuary. Annapurna I (8091 meters), Annapurna Fang (7647 meters), Annapurna South (7219 meters), Hiunchuli (6434 meters), Gandharva Chuli (5695 meters) and Machapuchhre (6997 meters) are all visible from Base Camp at a different angle than viewed from Poon Hill keeping the trek and views interesting as ever. (2 hours)
An early morning wake up to enjoy sunrise over the mountains is an interesting option before heading back to Bamboo. The return route is the same route and with an 1800 meters drop in altitude, most part of the day is spent descending. (6 hours)
The trek still continues on the same route as of before all the way up to Chomrong. From Chomrong, the trek heads into a new route following a steep descent of the paved steps that leads us Jhinu Danda. From Jhinu Danda, an exciting option of hot spring is available nearby; another 20 minutes descend to the banks of the Modi Khola. (5 hours)
A steep descend leads to the Modi Khola and continue to follow the undulating path on the banks of the river until Siwai. A private vehicle awaits us at Siwai and a couple of hours drive separates you from the city and its luxuries. Arrived at Pokhara, check in Hotel and Free day.
A half day guided tour to the most popular and historical sites of Pokhara followed by a leisurely afternoon. Adventure activities like paragliding, white water rafting and the world’s most extreme zip line, all at a bargain price compared to other countries, are the options available at Pokhara.
A 25 minute flight to Kathmandu and a whole day to explore the capital. A half day guided tour to several of historical and spiritual attractions enlisted under the World Heritage Sites.
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks Pvt. Ltd. will check your flight tickets and transfer you to the airport before two hours from your flight with a hope of seeing you again in the future.
Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.
The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.
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Our trekking to Annapurna Base Camp
Our first experience to the Himalayas could not have been better. Himal & Raj tiredlessly helped us with all our questions prior to our trip and once we reached Kathmandu, they made us feel so welcome. The service from their team is truly special. Once our trip really started, our guide Krisha and our porter Dipak were such a pleasure to trek with. Their knowledge and sheer joy they have in their work made it feel we were trekking with friends. If we could, we would give a 6 out of 5!!!! Maickel & Merijn from The Netherlands - March 2019.
Great time doing the Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Recently finished a great 2.5-week vacation with the team at Visit Himalaya Treks seeing Kathmandu and trekking to Annapurna Base camp. Everyone on the team we dealt with was a pleasure to talk to and very professional. It's a company started by former Nepali guides who are really knowledgeable.
In planning the trip we mainly dealt with Himal who was very helpful and patient with the dozens of questions we had. Once we landed in Nepal we were greeted at the airport by Rajan who took us to our hotel and handled the rest of our planning. The hotel they had brought us to and had a great breakfast as well as chai and espresso. The next morning we were taken by our very knowledgeable guide for the day, Naveen, to a number of sights in Kathmandu.
We were originally planning for Everest Base Camp, but after a day and a half at the airport due to some weather and air traffic issues on the flight to Lukla we would have been left with no buffer days on our return, so made the decision to do Annapurna instead. Rajan and his team hand already set up the itinerary and made all the necessary arrangements even during the high season. They also included a mountain flight so we'd still get to see Everest up close.
The trek itself was amazing, we were fortunate to have great weather so had spectacular views ever morning, and particularly on the day we went to Base camp we had clear views in every direction. The food/chai was also consistently great, and having hiked all day made it taste better.
The only negative from the trip was the delays at the airport that appear to be quite common, but of course not the fault of the team at Visit Himalaya Treks. Just something to factor when scheduling flights.
The whole team we dealt with were genuinely interested in making sure we had a good time. Since we had decided to do ABC at the last minute in peak season we were not expecting to easily find lodging. Our guide, Balkumar, would go out of his way to run ahead to the villages he knew would be busy and make sure we always had a room to sleep in, even when people trekking faster than us could only find space in dining rooms. He was also great at managing the itinerary based on our pace and ability to walk each day, pushing us on days when we had extra energy and could shorten the next day's trek, and stopping us on time when we were tired. Our porter, Purna, would help out with guiding us when Balkumar had to run ahead.
The quality of lodges varied village to village, but we were consistently put up in the better lodges with the best views throughout the trek, and the hotel in Kathmandu was great. October -2018.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
We are surprised about the good services and the easy way to get contact by e-mail or phone. Everything was arranged smoothly also accommodation during the trek. All the arrangement felt safe and trustworthy. We did 12 days (October 22nd 2010 to November 2nd 2010) Annapurna base camp trek arrange very professionally, our guide pasang was very helpful when we wanted to change our plan for the trekking pasang had nice ideas about a different route, especially early morning wakeup tea every morning was very nice, our guide pasang tell us enough about cultures, environment and mountains, Thank you very much for great trek and great arrangement, Greetings from Yvonne and Sarah Hess, 4th Nov, 2010.
Ghorepani Poon Hill ABC Trek
We did 10 days Ghorepani Annapurna base camp trek with visit Himalaya Treks October 29-2010 to November 7th 2010 recommend by friend of mine, we are very pleased with the arrangement, and thank you Himal for very good arrangement and Rajan for take care of us during on trek. We had such good time and enjoyed lot. We are very pleased and would recommend you as a guide any of our friends. Greeting from Petra Janssen and Christina Geertruida 10th Nov, 2010.
Ghorepani Poon Hill Annapurna Base Camp.
We did Nepal tour and trek September 12 -2011 to 28-2011 Ghorepani Poon hill and Annapurna base camp trek with visit Himalaya Treks. Thank you, Raj, and Kabi for taking such excellent care of Ben and I on our trekking adventure! Although the weather did not cooperate as well as it could have, you helped us have an amazing adventure! I really appreciate all that you have done for us! Namaste! 26th Sep, 2011.
We always try to be flexible to design the trip itinerary for our client’s needs. However, if you are not convinced as our suggested itinerary then off-course you are always welcome to customize or change the trip itinerary.
Holiday should never be about making it to the final point quickly. Along your trek, we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation, and food.
An average physical fitness should be maintained prior to booking a trek. Any sort of illness or recent medical problems should be mentioned while booking a trip. Most of our itineraries are prepared to give you maximum time to acclimatize and pace-setting on the treks would be done according to your convenience. If you are having regular medication then tell us before the trip started which would be better for us to give you the physical feedback.
Our main concern is your safety. We never compromised on your safety during the Trekking and all our guides are properly trained and well equipped to take care of our client's safety even in remote areas as well.
There would be always back support in case of an emergency situation like severe high-altitude sickness or accident (which is least expected), you will be sent to the nearest hospital, if possible, otherwise rescued by a helicopter and sent you to the hospital as soon as possible. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred for the use of such emergency services, please make sure that your travel insurance covers both- medical and emergency evacuation costs.
It is not a problem at all because in a mountain most of the tea houses/lodges serve vegetarian food as well and our guide will take care at the time of cooking and on a camping trek, our cook and staffs will care all about the food section.
Most of the lodges in the mountains are basic like a guest house or tea house style. In a few major settlements Lodges are upgraded, where are the possibilities we provide you with the best accommodation! Also, it depends upon the service packages.
Lately, most of the teahouses have electricity supply even with solar panels. So, charging your gadgets is not a problem at all. But charging your battery you should have to pay an additional fee (US$ 1 to 3 approx. per hour.), in order to get your gadgets to be charged.
Now a day’s most of the major village has a cell phone network connection. However, in a remote area where cell phone does not work, and even if there is not any other communication access then we send satellite phone along with our guide so you can easily be in touch with your family.
Yes, either you can store at the same hotel as you stayed or we can store your goods with us safely in our office free of cost.
The luggage must not exceed up to 20 kilograms. A trekking helper (porter) carries the baggage of fewer than 20 kilograms. This bag can be received at the end of each day’s trek and you should carry the rest of the weight as a day bag with all your money and valuables inside it.
This is a difficult thing to gauge. We have seen everything from USD 25 to USD 900 per person for guides and porters. Tipping is not required, but a small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide. However, we recommend you to spend a minimum of 10% of your total trip cost for tipping the entire local staff.
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