Annapurna Base Camp Trek

13 Days

Our Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek is a spectacular lodge to lodge trek through some of the most breathtakingly beautiful landscapes in Nepal. Join us for a travel experience like no other!

The ABC trek is possibly the most spectacular trekking trails of the world enticing roughly 70,000 trekkers annually. At an altitude of 4,130m (13,549 ft), the base camp of Mt. Annapurna I offers us the rich variety of natural sceneries.

The highlight of the trek is not only the foothill trail of 10th highest mountain peak (Mt. Annapurna I = 8,091m / 26, 545 ft) but the culturally blended experience of Gurung and Magar ethnic groups. Furthermore, this trek features other famous mountain ranges such as Dolpo, Dhaulagiri, Gangapurna, Machhaapuchhre and Annapurna I/III.

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  • Day 01

    Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

    Yayyy to the first day of adventure. Namaste and welcome to once Shangrila-Himalayan country of Nepal. We’ll be waiting for you upon your arrival and will assist your transfer from airport to hotel in Kathmandu. Once you’re bit settled (relaxed, and freshened up), we’ll meet you for ‘Nepali’ dinner. The dinner shall also be the moment for us ‘get to know each other’ better and set clear expectations for our trip. This will also serve you to give you additional information about the trip.

  • Day 02

    Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m/2985ft); 7 hours

    Early morning drive through the beautiful Nepalese countryside to reach the Pokhara. You can have the chance to experience the serenity of the less travelled places in Nepal and to have a glimpse on the quaint villages along the way. Pokhara is a scenic and leisure hub where you can sit back and enjoy yourself beside the beautiful Fewa lake.  Enjoy your own time after the long ride and rest overnight at hotel.

  • Day 03

    Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhe Dhunga (1495m/4905ft); 5-6 hours

    Today after breakfast, we will meet and greet the porter and guide team, who will be fully support and assist us throughout the trek. Then, we will leave the leisure city Pokhara, driving 1 hour to Nayapul – the starting point of our trek. Nayapul is a small town filled with shops selling trekking equipment. You may do your last-minute shopping here, for our trek will start right afterwards. Trekking for 1 hour, we reach Birethanti, a small village at the foot of Modi Khola Valley. After crossing some suspension bridges and the climbing relative amount of steps, we reach Tikhedhunga. The trek for today is approximately 4 hours. Rest overnight at teahouse of Tikhedhunga.

  • Day 04

    Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani (2850m/9348ft); 6-7 hours

    Today after breakfast, we prepare for the moderately demanding uphill trek, staring start with the steep and timely ascend on the stone steps to Ulleri village. Although a bit challenging, today’s trek includes the amazing natural scenery and the Himalayan paranoia. Travelling through the breathtaking rhododendron and oak forests, the sublimation nature offers will give you the strength to climb up these steps and immerse you to keep going on. After 7 hours of walking with several breaks in between, we reach Ghorepani. Take rest at the teahouse and enjoy the fantastic views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan range.

  • Day 05

    Hike to Poonhill (3180m/10430ft), Trek to Tadapani (2500m/8200ft); 7-8 hours

    Before dawn, we start hiking for 40 minutes up to Poon hill (3210m/10530ft) for the splendid sunrise. As one of the highlights of our trek, Poon Hill offers the promise of the stunning natural scenery of the rhododendron forest, followed by the unobstructed sunrise over the high Himalayas and the panorama from the far western Himalaya of Dolpo, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna including Mt. Machhapuchre (Fish Tail) and all the way to Manasalu. After that, we go back to Ghorepani for breakfast and continue to trek to Tadapani. Along the path, there are shrines and memorials and for sure, more pleasant rhododendron flowers. Take a good rest at Tadapani after the 7-hour walk.

  • Day 06

    Trek to Sinuwa; 5-6 hrs

    After breakfast, we start today’s trek by a descent through a dense forest. Walking along the bank of Modi Khola, you can enjoy the splendid river view during the relaxing trail. After approximately 6 hours, we reach Gurung, the village of the Gurung people. Enjoy the warm hospitality of Gurung people and rest overnight at teahouse.

  • Day 07

    Trek to Deurali (3,000m/ 9,840 ft); 6-7 hrs

    Today after breakfast we trek leave Sinuwa and walk along the upper Modi Khola valley. The trek for today is relatively physically demanding, as most of the time it is walking uphill. After lunch, we continue our trek to Bamboo through an uninhabited forest area, and then all the way to Dovan. The route climbs up to Himalaya Hotel (2840m). On the way we can explore the Hinku cave, where from the trail crosses a ravine and a major avalanche track. After about 6 hours, we reach Deurali (3,000m/9,840 ft) for overnight stay.

  • Day 08

    Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/ 13,550 ft) through MBC (3,700m/ 12,139 ft); 6-7 hours

    After breakfast, today we head to the serene sanctuary of the Annapurna Base Camp for an overnight stay. Leaving Deurali, we walk through the river bed, followed by an ascend for a few hours. We will stop by Machhapuchhre Base Camp, where you can capture the best sight of the stunning Machhapuchhre, together with other mountains like Annapurna South, Annapurna I and III, as well as Gangapurna. If people experience any high altitude sickness, we can choose to stay at the lounge there for safety concern. Or else, we continue our journey to the ABC through a few roofless shepherds huts alongside a moraine. Be prepared as this area is often windy and snowbound, yet the sight of the south face of Annapurna is truly rewarding. Walking for about 6 hours, we reach the ABC, where you will be surrounded by the panorama of the snow-capped Himalayas. From the base camp, you can enjoy the unobstructed view of the Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other peaks. Take your time to explore and relax at the base camp as per your interest.

  • Day 09

    Trek to Bamboo (2,300m/ 7,546 ft); 5-6 hours

    Waking up early in the morning, we go and catch the glimpse of sunrise – watching the fireball gradually rises over Mt Annapurna I is a once in a lifetime experience. After the therapeutic scene, we go back to the trail all, descending for 5 hours all the way to Bamboo. Enjoy the memorable scenery and stay overnight at teahouse.

  • Day 10

    Trek to Jhinu Danda (1,780m/ 5,840 ft); 6-7 hours

    Today after breakfast, we set foot from Bamboo for an uphill hike to Khuldi Ghar and return to Sinuwa, followed by some stone steps to Chhomrong. After lunch, the trek steeply descend towards to JhinuDanda, our destination for today. You may have chance to visit natural hot spring down to the stream, enjoy the hot bath and refresh yourself after the 6 hour walk.

  • Day 11

    Trek to Nayapul, Drive back to Pokhara; 8 hours

    Be mentally prepared for the long journey today! After breakfast, we walk alongside the Modi River to Landruk village for a short break. Then, the downhill path will lead us back to Syauli Bazaar. The trek to Nayapul is easy and the view is pleasant. After trekking for 7 hours, our trekking journey ends at Nayapul- congratulations! We then drive 1 hour back to Pokhara. Take rest and stay overnight at hotel.

  • Day 12

    Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

    Early morning after breakfast, we drive for 8 hours back to Kathmandu. Seize the last minute to enjoy the vibes of Kathmandu and grab the last chance to capture memorable moments in Nepal. Relax and rest overnight at hotel.

  • Day 13


    At the assigned time, you will be taken to the airport by our vehicle. We are delighted to serve you in any means. Goodbye and may we meet again.

Cost & Inclusions


$$$ Inclusions

  • All ground transportation including Airport/Hotel transfers
  • All hotel accommodations- 3/4 star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • All lodge accommodations- mostly tea houses in trekking locations.
  • Three daily meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) three hot/cold drinks during the trek
  • An English speaking trekking guide and porters to carry your backpacks
  • All trekking permits, Entrance Fees and Governmental and Local Taxes
  • Certificates

$$$ Exclusions

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Personal travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency.


Extend your stay

We would be happy to customize your trip to include more days in Nepal. Just let us know what you would like to do and we could arrange anything from leisurely sightseeing tours to biking, paddling and jungle safari adventures.

We recommend the following tours if you have more days in Nepal.


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