What to Expect

  • High altitude trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 meters).
  • Up close with one of the world’s highest (above 8000 meters): Mt Annapurna I.
  • Magnificent views of many peaks including some that remain in the memories of many people for long: Mt Dhaulagiri, Mt Machhapuchre, the Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, III and IV.
  • Waterfalls a lot more in comparison.

About Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trekking in the Annapurna region is the most popular destination with travelers to Nepal and for a very good reason, the area offers staggering beauty including mountain views, wide biodiversity, and cultural experiences. 

The Annapurna Base Camp Trekking takes visitors to the heart of the Himalaya where they will be surrounded by peaks soaring skyward. The feeling of being in this enchanting locale will stay with you forever as a lifetime highlight. 

The trek up to Annapurna Base Camp follows in the footsteps of mountaineers on expeditions attempting the lofty south face of Annapurna I (8,091m/26,545ft). Annapurna I is the 10th highest mountain in the world and the first of only fourteen peaks over 8,000 meters (there are 14 of them) to have been scaled. This feat was accomplished by a French team in 1950 led by Maurice Herzog.

Along the way up to the alpine base camp, the route passes through serene villages surrounded by paddy fields, and we get to experience the lifestyle of the local residents in a rural setting. The mountains become closer and closer as we ascend the lush Modi River valley passing through rhododendron and bamboo thickets with many waterfalls along the path. Actually, the beginning point of our journey is subtropical at around 800 m (2,625 ft) and we eventually rise to over 4,000 mt. (13,123 ft.) at Annapurna Base Camp. Noticeably, we pass through a wide range of geography and landscapes en route.

We begin the Annapurna Base Camp Trek with a short and scenic drive from the lakeside city of Pokhara.  We then begin our hiking journey as we ascend through forests and over ridge tops with enticing panoramas of the peaks and surrounding valleys. We then make our way up the Modi Khola valley past ancient villages and eventually the natural arena of Annapurna Base Camp.

We savor the breathtaking surroundings of this otherworldly location. Eventually, we make our way back to down the valley stopping off to soak in natural hot springs along the way. We then trek out of the valley to the road and make a short and scenic drive to the tourist destination of Pokhara.

Please Note: Our Annapurna Base Camp Trekking has set departure dates from both Pokhara and Kathmandu and this trek can be personalized to accommodate your specific wishes and timetable. We can arrange a combination of this trek with iconic Annapurna Circuit Trek as well as Ghorepani and Poon Hill, Mardi Himal Base Camp and other inviting options in the area.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrival at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 2Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Driving 7 hours by tourist bus. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 3One hour drive to Nayapul by car/van, trek to Ulleri (1,960 mt.). Walking 5-6 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 4Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,835mt.). Walking 6 ½ hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 5Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3,210 mt.) to see 220 degree panoramic view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range and sunrise, trek to Tadapani (2,520 mt.).Walking 4 ½ hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 6Tadapani to Sinuwa (2,300 m.). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 7Sinuwa to Deurali (3,300 mt.). Walking 4 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 8Deurali to ABC (4,130 mt.). Walking 4 ½ hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 9Retreat trek to Bamboo (2,300 mt.). Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 10Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1,600 mt.).Walking 5 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 11Jhinu Danda to Nayapul (1,600 mt.).Walking 6 hours and drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 12Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 13Transfer to Airport for your final departure from Nepal.
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What's Included

Price Includes

  • Pick up and Transfer to and from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) to your hotel in Kathmandu. 
  • Two nights accommodation at 2/3 star hotel in Kathmandu (breakfasts included).
  • Two nights accommodation at 2/3 star hotel in Pokhara (breakfast included).
  • Transportation as per the itinerary.
  • Tea-house lodging during the journey.
  • Standard Meals during the journey (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
  • Expert Guide (registered and licensed by the government) with accompanying porters (generally, one porter for every two clients). (High Camp Adventure covers the staffs’ meals and accommodations as well as wages, transport, insurance, and essential gear.)
  • Conservation Area and National Park entry fees.
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card..
  • Trekking Map.
  • Medical kit.
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu the eve of your international departure.
  • Our service charge,

Price Excludes:

  • International plane ticket to and from Nepal.
  • Major meals in Kathmandu (other than breakfast).
  • Personal Expenses including laundry,telephone calls,bar bills,drinks and snacks.
  • Personal clothing and gear.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Shower fees at lodges, fees for recharging electronic equipment, and personal expenses along the trail.
  • Tips for Guides, Porters and staff.
  • Expenses incurred by cancelation and events beyond our control, for example, weather delays, trail detours, political unrest, illness and et cetera.
Departure note

Please take a look at our fixed departure dates for this trek. If they do not fit with your schedule, then please let us arrange an itinerary that is more suitable to you and your requirements.

Useful Information


All the accommodation as per the itinerary is included in the package cost. We have chosen a 2/3 star hotel in the cities for your comfort and safety. The hotels can be upgraded to more deluxe ones upon your request. While trekking in the Mountain, our guides will choose the best available lodge of the village from their past experience. As some villages have limited number of lodges, in a peak season like in Spring and Autumn, you may have to share a room with some stranger trekker as well. Comfortable two men tent with mattress and four seasons sleeping bag will be provided for the camping trek. Our crew will try to set the camp in a scenic place. All the hotel and camping accommodations are as per twin sharing basis unless you are of different gender.


Nepal is such an easy place to get several vegetarian options so no worries if you are a vegetarian or vegan. You can enjoy typical Nepali food as well as continental, Italian, Indian and Tibetan. Freshly cooked and hygienic dinner and breakfast are served at the camp and lunch will be served on the way to the next destination which will be prepared by our own chef. Only breakfast is served in Kathmandu whilst farewell dinner on the eve of your international departure is served from our side. All the meals (B/L/D) are on full board basis during the trek.

Trekking Crew

An experienced and licensed Guide and necessary porters will assist you during the trek. In a group with more than 8 clients, 2 guides will be provided for the betterment in service. In a teahouse trek, generally, one porter is provided for every two clients who carry between 15 to 20 kg. However, on a camping journey, more porters are required. All the camping equipment such as kitchen, dining, dome and toilet tents, kitchen equipment, fuel, and all consumable goods has to be carried from Kathmandu which needs more manpower. All of our guides and porters are fully insured so you don't' have to worry about them in case of emergency. Our team believes that our customer care is the first priority.

Physical Fitness and Experience

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek which is fit for those who has the ability to walk 5-6 hours of walking uphill and downhill in a day carrying the personal day pack. Some days are longer with 7- 8 hours of walking as well. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is high altitude trek which demands more physical, however having strong determination, positive vibe and average physical fitness can complete this trek. Some time mental aspect also plays a vital roll in an altitude. Doing some physical exercise a few weeks prior to the trip is better but technical skill is not required for this trek. If you are taking medicine for heart, lung or blood diseases, please kindly consult your doctor and inform to High Camp Adventure.

Travel Insurance

This is a real adventure in high altitude so obtaining a travel insurance is always a good idea for your safety and is highly recommended too. Your travel insurance policy should cover helicopter evacuation and medical expenses in an emergency. There is not any Nepalese insurance company to sell travel insurance policy so you better buy the good one from home. There are some insurance policies which covers only in low altitude below 4000 mt. and some only in high altitude above 4000 mt. So before you purchase it, please double check the policy what it covers and where are you going.

Best Seasons

Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best months for Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Where normally days are sunny, the temperature is perfect, the sky is clear and Mountain remains crystal. This trek can be done in Monsoon (June to August ) but you should not expect the great weather and Mountain view.  You can do it in Winter (December to February) if you are used to with extreme cold temperature. 

Ground Transportation

Highway in Nepal is safe, however, sometimes transport can be halted due to landslide, strike or by political unrest. Add a cushion of a few extra days in your onward travel schedule, advised as a margin of safety for your international flight from Nepal. We, therefore, advise that you schedule at least an extra days cushion in your itinerary to avoid conflicts with international flights out of Nepal. In that case, High Camp Adventure can arrange activities with your additional days in Kathmandu before your flight home.