Annapurna Base Camp Trek – 12 Days


The Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek is also a breathtaking 12day adventure that takes you through some of the most spectacular landscapes in the Himalayas. Situated in the heart of the Annapurna Conservation Area in Nepal, this trek is a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural experiences, and physical challenge.

The journey starts from the picturesque town of Pokhara, where you will also surround it by the serene Phewa Lake and majestic mountain views. As you ascend through lush rhododendron forests and traditional villages, you will encounter warm hospitality from the local Gurung and Magar communities, offering insights into their rich culture and traditions.

The trail gradually also leads you to higher altitudes, with each day unfolding a new panorama of snow-capped peaks, including the iconic Machapuchare (Fishtail), Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli. As you approach the Annapurna Base Camp, a vast amphitheater of towering peaks embraces you, leaving you in awe of nature’s grandeur.

A Tranquil High: Unraveling the Majestic Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The Base Camp, at an altitude of 4,130 meters (13,550 feet), is also a unique experience in itself. Surrounded by a ring of mountains, it offers a sense of tranquility and accomplishment. The close proximity to the majestic peaks makes it a surreal setting for trekkers and mountaineers alike.

Descending back through lush terraced fields and quaint villages, you’ll have an opportunity to relax in natural hot springs, soothing your muscles after days of trekking. The final leg of the journey also takes you back to Pokhara, where you can revel in the memories of the beautiful trek and enjoy the lakeside charm.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is considered moderate in difficulty, making it accessible to both seasoned trekkers and enthusiastic beginners. The best time to undertake this adventure is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) when the weather is pleasant, and the views are at their best.

Conclusion and Summary

With its diverse landscapes, rich culture, and awe-inspiring vistas, the ABC Trek is an unforgettable experience that leaves a lasting impression on every trekker’s heart, making it one of the most sought-after treks in the world.


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  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to the hotel

    On your arrival, you will be greeted by our representative of Everest Expeditions Nepal Team at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) but make sure about our representative with a display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to the hotel. We can either relax in the afternoon or hang around. You will have a dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant where we take pleasure in a Nepalese cultural program as well as food. Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 02: Drive to Pokhara or fly Option

    The drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara is 7 hours on a tourist bus. Trekking staff will arrive at your Hotel at 6:30AM in the morning to pick you up then the bus will leave around 7:00AM to Pokhara.  If you want to fly to Pokhara instead of taking the long journey by bus, this is also possible. There are several flights to Pokhara from 9 am in the morning to 3 pm in the afternoon which offers a splendid view of the Himalayas in the north. Pokhara is a picturesque lake town nestled in the shadow of the Himalayan Peaks and is the suitable startup point for trekking. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 03: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri

    The drive to Nayapul is around two hours. After this short drive, we pack up the bags for porters and start our trip. We walk through the lush, green Modi river valley, past waterfalls with plunge pools that invite you to swim.  The ascend of the steep staircase to Magar village of Ulleri (2,070m) a tough one for the first day but you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the valley below and the peaks of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. Overnight at Lodge.

  • Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani

    The trek today is a gentle climb through pasture and cultivated fields. After Banthati the trail then continues to ascend more gently, through fine forests of oak and rhododendrons forest to Ghorepani (2,840m). Overnight at Lodge.

  • Day 05: Poon Hill Visit and Trek to Tadapani

    Today, very early in the morning, we start an hour hiking to Poon Hill at elevation of 3200 meters. Poon Hill is a famous view point and provides an unobstructed view of sunrise over the high Himalayas. After spending an hour at the view point we return to Ghorepani where we take a hot breakfast and then we trek to Tadapani (2,610m). The trail ascends up to Deurali pass and descends steeply through dense moss-covered forest rich with birdlife to Tadapani. Overnight at Lodge.

  • Day 06: Trek to Chhomrong

    The day starts with steep downhill through rhododendron forests. Leaving Tadapani, we descend steeply through forests and then the trail eases as we reach Gurjung which is the village of Gurung people, with an easy walk to Chommrong at elevation of 2,140m. Overnight at Lodge. Towering above the village is the mighty peak of Annapurna South, with the Fishtail facing it across the valley.

  • Day 07: Trek to Himalaya Hotel

    We walk through the forest to Kuldi Ghar, before the route goes steeply down a bank of rock and then levels out, running through riverside bamboo thickets along the base of the gorge. Because there are no villages in this valley, the forests are untouched and we have a very pleasant walk through oak, rhododendron forest as we climb and then descend to a place called Bamboo (2,335m).Then the track winds steeply up through deep bamboo and rhododendron forest to Himalaya Hotel (2,680m) Overnight at Lodge.

  • Day 08: Trek to Fishtail Base Camp (Machhapuchhere Base Camp)

    Our day begins with the climb through bamboo, then rhododendron forests to Hinko cave. The track remains on the west bank of the Modi, now flowing through a more open valley, and eventually emerges into the Sanctuary. Straight ahead is the high lateral moraine of the South Annapurna glacier and the Modi follows a deep cliff to the right. This is the site of Machhapuchhre base camp (3,480m). Overnight at Lodge.

  • Day 09: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp

    Annapurna Base Camp is totally surrounded by mountains and this area is also known as the Annapurna Sanctuary. Two hours trek from Machhapuchhare Base Camp brings us to the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) at elevation of 4,130m. There, you will view unobstructed views of mountain scenery, which is very spectacular. Since we arrive at the base camp early, we spend our time visiting to the glaciers and taking the trip further to the base of the mountains. Overnight at Lodge.

  • Day 10: Trek back to Bamboo

    From Annapurna Base Camp we follow the same trail down today. It is around 7 hours easy walk back to Bamboo. Overnight at Lodge.

  • Day 11: Trek to Jhinuwa Hot Spring

    We follow the same trail until Chommrong. From Chomrong the trail descends very steeply to the Jhinuwa hot spring, where you can bathe in natural hot springs. Overnight at Lodge.

  • Day 12: Trek for 2 hours and drive to Pokhara

    We make a three hour trek downhill to Phedi where our vehicle awaits us to transfer us to Pokhara. Afternoon is free to explore the town. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu

    The drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu takes around 7 hours. Afternoon is free in Kathmandu to do the last minute shopping. In the evening, a cultural dinner together with cultural dance is served.

Include / Exclude

Cost Includes:

    • Airport Pick-up and Drop Off,
    • Licensed and trained trekking guides,
    • potters for carrying goods and supplies,
    • Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner) basis during the trek
    • 3 Nights Accommodation in the 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with B & B. (Bed & Breakfast) on Twin Sharing Basis.
    • All accommodation on Tent during the trek on sharing Basis.
    • All meals and hot beverages during the trek.
    • Transportation to and from trail head by Private and Sharing Transport
    • All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
    • National Park/Conservation Area entry Permit, Insurance, and
      equipment for the staffs.
    • Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
    • Trekking staffs wages etc.
    • Welcome dinner in a Nepali Cultural Dance restaurant in Kathmandu.
    • Trekking Map, T-shirt, and Trekking certificate.
    • Exclusive of Medical Kit Bag
    • All Government and local Taxes
    • International Flight ticket re-confirmation.
    • Meals will be Start when your Trek starts.
    • Domestic Flights
    • Domestic Flights for Trekking Guide.
    • Trekking Staff Insurance of $10,000 Per Person.

Cost Excludes:

  • International Airfares,
  • Travel/Trekking Insurance,
  • Excess baggage charges More than 16kg and hand bag more than 5 kg in domestic flights.
  • Visa fees.
  • Airport Departure Taxes.
  • Drinks (Cold and Alcoholic) Rescue charge.
  • Tips for The staffs.
  • Expenses of Personnel nature and Permit and Liaison officer fee (where Applicable.
  • Meals during stay in the Kathmandu
  • Extra Domestic Ticket  of Jomsom, Pokhara etc.
  • Extra Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara

Price per person

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    Trip Fact

  • Best Seasons March to May, September to November
  • Group Size 1-20
  • Duration 12 DAYS BOOKING OPEN FOR 2024
  • Maximum Altitude 4130M
  • Trek Difficulty Challenging

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