10 Days Annapurna Base camp Trek

Short 10 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek Cost, and Itinerary 2024
10 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek
What to see & doSpecific information about 10 Days Annapurna Base camp Trek
  • Duration10 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Max Altitude 4250m
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Trip Style Lodge to Lodge Trek
  • Group Size 10
  • Transportation Tourist Vehicles
  • Best Season March, April, May and Sept, Oct, Nov

Want to set foot on the Annapurna Base Camp but don't have enough time for the standard ABC trekking route? Worry not! We have carefully designed a shortened route to the Annapurna Base Camp that takes only 10 days to complete. This 10 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the perfect opportunity for time-bound mountain enthusiasts to visit this Himalayan country of Nepal. Follow through for all the detailed itinerary, resourceful information, and FAQs about the 10 days ABC trek.

Annapurna Base Camp is one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal, in fact, in the whole world. Being able to commence the trek in just 10 days is a dream come true for avid trekkers all around the globe. In spite of the short trek, you don't miss any notable details along the trail other than a sunrise hike to Poon Hill. But you will be watching the sunrise from the very Annapurna Base Camp itself, so it's not that big of a miss.

The most intriguing aspect of Mount Annapurna is that it is the first mountain peak in Nepal above 8,000 meters to have been climbed. A French expedition that climbed Mount Annapurna in 1950 created history. The hike to its base camp gives fantastic views of the Annapurna Range (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), Tukuche Peak 96,920 m), Varaha Shikhar (7,847 m), and several more summits.

The entire 10 days of the Annapurna Base Camp trekking journey will be filled with so much adventure and wonder that you'll remember for the rest of your life. The pristine snow-clad mountains in the backdrop make everything look majestic. You'd enjoy walking along the river banks, through dense forests and barren lands. The scenery changes every hour as you hike in the Annapurna region. Even the steep uphill trail that tires you to sweat is worth every step once you get to the top.

At Outfitter Nepal, we go above and beyond to help you fulfill all of your trekking aspirations. We look forward to helping you create unforgettable memories throughout your customizable holiday. It is impossible to cover all aspects of the area's beauty in one article. Here are a few of the main reasons for choosing us for your Annapurna Base Camp Trek experience.

Let's look at some of the notable features of the 10 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek 2024, 2025, and 2026. Read on to experience the ABC trekking journey virtually before you even get to Nepal.

What to anticipate from the Annapurna Base Camp Trek of 10 days?

A brief drive to Nayapul, the starting site of the journey, signals the beginning of our 10-day trek to Mount Annapurna's base camp. From here, the trail travels through rural communities with diverse cultures and lovely green hillsides. Ancient artistic monasteries, colorful prayer flags, chortens, and stupas bestow divine force on the area, and wish you luck on your travels.

The stunning scenery will excite you to the bone as the elevation rises. The three primary ethnic groups that live in the villages are Gurungs, Magars, and Thakalis. They follow both Buddhism and Hinduism. The residents' straightforward but content way of life won't tempt you to leave. In the Annapurna region, culture and traditions that date back hundreds of years are being followed.

You won't believe the magnificent scenery you'll see during the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking journey. You won't find a better sight anywhere else than the immaculately glistening snow-capped mountain peaks pointing at the cotton-like clouds dotting the crystal clear blue sky. Staying at a tea house at the base camp itself allows you to see the stunning sunset and dawn without having to hike in the early morning hours in the dark.

Does the 10 Days ABC Trek offer both natural and cultural experiences of the Annapurna Region?

The Annapurna journey offers breathtaking views of the tallest mountains in the world as well as an inside look at local customs, culture, and religious practices. This hike takes you through unusual topography and landscapes, including canyons between the tallest mountains, glacial rivers and lakes that never stop flowing, Himalayan flora and fauna, and traditional Nepali villages. On our journey, we will see the splendor of nature as well as the Himalayas, get up-close views of the tallest mountain in the world, interact with the locals and experience their warm hospitality, culture, and traditions.

The Magars, Gurungs, and Sherpas comprise most of the Annapurna region's population. While trekking to the base camp, we can discover more about their culture and traditions. Along the way, there will be beautiful Gurung and Magar communities, as well as serene landscapes and breathtaking scenery. Not only mountain climbers and trekkers but also people who value the beauty of the environment and culture should consider hiking to the base camp of the Annapurna Region, as it is such a fantastic blend of nature and culture.

What does a brief itinerary of the 10 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek look like?

The 10 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek begins from the day you arrive in Kathmandu. Upon your arrival, you'll be transported to your hotel, and the necessary permits will be prepared. The very next day, we take a flight to Pokhara, drive to Nayapul, and start the hike. Staying for 3 nights in Jhinu Danda, Bamboo, and Deurali, we finally reach Annapurna Base Camp. After experiencing a glorious sunrise from ABC the next day, we hike back the same trail to Chhomrong after staying a night in Dovan. From Chhomrong, we take a different route to Ghandruk to experience Gurung culture. From Ghandruk, we hike to Nayapul, drive to Pokhara, and fly to Kathmandu the same day. We'll gather together for a farewell dinner on your last night in Kathmandu. On the last day of your 10 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek, we drop you off at the Kathmandu International Airport and wish you a safe trip back home.

Best Features of the 10 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Trek through enchanting Rhododendron and bamboo forests
  • Reach the foothills of the world's 10th-highest mountain peak
  • Spend the night at the incredible Annapurna Base Camp
  • Hike through the rich vegetation of the Annapurna Conservation area
  • Enjoy the magnificent Himalayan landscape with snow-capped mountains
  • Take a dip at Jinu Danda hot spring
  • Visit Gurung Village of Chhomrong and Ghandruk
  • Interact with the friendly locals in their heaven-like village setting

Major Attractions of the 10 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The marvelous ambiance of Annapurna Base Camp

Being in close proximity to the grand Annapurna will make you forget all the pain you had while ascending through steep and rugged Himalayan terrain. The mountain vistas you witness from Annapurna Base Camp (4130 m) standing tall right in front of you give you a feeling of euphoria. Despite the cold temperature, the whole atmosphere is warm, with fellow trekkers sharing their trekking stories in teahouses. Unlike EBC, you can actually spend the night at Annapurna Base Camp, and the dreamy sunrise in the morning is something to look forward to.

Panoramic mountain vistas along the trail

Long before you reach Annapurna Base Camp, you'll start seeing mountains smiling at you from a distance. The mountains appear closer as you trek further. In addition to the Annapurna range, you'll see other mountains arranged in a panorama. Our 10 days trek to the Annapurna Base Camp provides you with stunning and mind-blowing vistas of a number of Himalayan peaks, including the Annapurna Range (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), and so on.

Annapurna Conservation Area and its serenity

During our 10 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek, we hike through Annapurna Conservation Area, which is home to a variety of flora and fauna. The dense forests of Rhododendrons, oak, pine, etc., make for a pleasant hike. The bamboo forest at certain places is a unique feature of the ABC trail. If you're trekking in spring, you'll find the wildflower blooms decorating the woods in vivid colors. You'll enjoy the melodious songs of the birds residing in those forests, with the occasional spotting of wild animals.

Natural hot spring of Jhinu Danda

The 10 Days Annapurna Base Camp trekking route passes by Jhinu Danda hot water spring on the way up. It is believed that spring water has a special healing quality for relieving aches and pains. It also has a spiritual value, and it is claimed that taking a hot spring bath cleanses the spirit. So, you can take a quick bath in the hot spring to give a kick start to your ABC journey at a small entry fee.

Ghandruk and its rich Gurung culture

No doubt, the Annapurna region is rich in natural beauty. What makes the region even more beautiful is the small ethnic villages living in harmony. One such significant village is Ghandruk. It has gained the fame of model Gurung village in the area. Most people living in the village are of Gurung ethnicity and have preserved their culture and traditions to this date. There's a museum where you can learn about their culture and rent Gurung costumes to click some photos. You'll spend a night at Ghandruk and try some local cuisines.

Scenic flight to the city of lakes

Our 10 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek includes a quick two-way 15-20 minutes flight between Kathmandu and Pokhara. Although it is a really short flight, you'll get to enjoy the aerial view of Kathmandu and Pokhara and the places in between. If the weather permits, you'll see some great aerial views of some mountain ranges.

ItineraryTrip day to day detail itinerary

Our airport representative will be on standby at the arrival gate of Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmandu to pick you up upon your arrival. They will transfer you to a 3-star hotel in the tourist center of Kathmandu, Thamel.

After checking in to your hotel, you can either rest or go for a stroll down the street. It is a good time to buy any remaining trekking gear, as the streets of Thamel are full of them. Kill your jet lag over the night because you're up for the adventure the very next day.

  • Max. Altitude: 1350m/4430ft
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

After having the complimentary breakfast at the hotel in Kathmandu, we will drive you to the domestic terminal of Kathmandu Airport for your flight to Pokhara. You will be introduced to your guide either in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

Then we take a 1 hour and 15 minutes taxi drive to Nayapul and start trekking to Jhinu Dada. It is an easy hike for the first day. You'll walk on an almost flat surface for 4/5 hours.

  • Max. Altitude: 1780m/5840ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 430m/1,410.761ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 4-5 hours.
  • Walking Distance: 10km/6.2 mi

After breakfast at the lodge where we stayed, we start our trek to Bamboo. It will be an uphill ascend from Jhinu to Chomrong, and the trekking trail descends on a stone stairway for the first one and a half hours before you cross the Chhomrong Khola on a suspension bridge.

High above the Modi Khola on its west, the trail passes through Bamboo, Rhododendron, and oak forests. We then climb a rocky path to reach Sinuwa at 2350m. The trail then gently passes through the forest before descending on a long, steep stone staircase into deep bamboo and rhododendron forests to finally reach Bamboo.

  • Max. Altitude: 2,310m/7,579ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 530/1,739ft
  • Accommodation: LodgeMountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 hours
  • Walking Distance: 12km/7.5mi

After breakfast, we begin the 4th day of our ABC 10 days trek with a gentle ascend from bamboo forests with varieties of Rhododendron and oak trees. The trail steeply ascends to Hinko Cave (3160 m), named so because it's a huge overhanging rock that protects against rain and avalanches. It takes approximately 25 minutes from Hinko Cave through a naturally ascending path to reach Deurali, where you have dinner and stay the night.

  • Max. Altitude: 3,230m/10,597ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 920m/3,018ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 4-5 hours
  • Walking Distance: 10km/6.2mi

After a short trek from Deurali, we will be at Bagar (3310 m), a green meadow with some abandoned hotels. The trail follows the left side of the valley for a while. Now the trail gently ascends until Machhapuchare Base Camp (3820 m), where we enjoy some of the best landscapes in our journey.

You will enjoy the breath-taking view of Mount Hiunchuli (6441 m), Annapurna South (7229 m), Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna III (7555 m), Gangapurna (7454 m) and Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997 m).

After walking on the alpine meadows for some distance, our trail goes slightly up. A short hike after that leads us to our destination, Annapurna Base Camp. Explore the place as much as you can before it gets dark. You will enjoy a delicious Nepalese dinner at the base of the world's 10th-highest peaks before you get cozy in your bed.

  • Max. Altitude: 4,130m/13,550ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 900m/2,952ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 4-5 hours
  • Walking Distance: 8km/5mi

We wake up to the golden hues of stunning Himalayan sunrise covering the face of Mt. Annapurna. After enjoying the view and having breakfast, we begin to return through the same trail as we ascended.

It is only a 5-hour hike down to reach Dovan. As it is relatively easier to go down, there shouldn't be a problem reaching Sinuwa from Annapurna Base Camp on the same day. However, some trekkers may experience shaking or wobbling legs while hiking down due to fatigue. So, we have chosen a shorter route for an easier descent.

  • Max. Altitude: 2,500m/8,202ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss: 1,630m/5,348ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 6-7 hours
  • Walking Distance: 16km/9.9mi

After a delicious breakfast at Dovan, we again hike back the same route until Chhomrung. Chhomrung is where we stay the night before heading to Ghandruk the next day.

  • Max. Altitude: 2,140m/7,021ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss: 360m/1,181ft,
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 hours
  • Walking Distance: 12km/7.5mi

From Chhomrung, we take a different route that leads us to the beautiful Gurung village of Ghandruk instead of hiking down the same trail, allowing you to experience the rich Gurung culture.

After breakfast, we start our trek descending to Kimrong Khola and ascending to Kimrung dada. Another few hours of the hike take us to our destination for the day, Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a picturesque traditional Gurung settlement and a model village within the Annapurna Conservation Area. You can go for a village walk. There is a museum showcasing Gurung culture and costumes. You can rent one for yourself to try and take some photos.

  • Max. Altitude: 1,940m/6,365ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss: 200m/656ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 4-5 hours
  • Walking Distance: 10km/6.2mi

Today is the last day of our 10 days Annapurna Base Camp trek. It is an easy downhill hike through the rice field and local villages to Syauli Bazaar. The trek then flattens until Nayapul, where we catch a vehicle to drive us to Pokhara. The flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu denotes the end of your 10 days trekking journey with us.

We will pick you up from Kathmandu Airport and take you to your comfortable bed at your hotel in Thamel. Let's celebrate the successful completion of the trek together on your last night in Kathmandu. The dinner is on us.

  • Max. Altitude: 1,070m/3,510ft
  • Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
  • Elevation Loss: 870m/2,854ft
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Walking Hours: 3-4 hours
  • Walking Distance: 8km/5mi

On your last day in Nepal, you will be transferred to the International Airport of Kathmandu for your final departure to your loved home.

OUTFITTER NEPAL has taken pleasure in serving you all of these 10 days. Meeting you was an immense pleasure & we hope you will remember us down the years with memories of the time you've spent in this amazing country, Nepal. A safe BON VOYAGE home!

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Cost DetailsGood to know before trip booking
What's Included
  • Airport transfers.
  • 2 night hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) on trek.
  • Accommodations in lodges on trek.
  • A guide & porters (1 porter for each 2 trekkers and a porter carry about 20-22 KG from 2 of you).
  • Paper works, National park entry permits, & TIMS permit.
  • Flight fare from Kathmandu - Pokhara- Kathmandu.
  • Arrangement of emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets and duffel bag – if Necessary (return after the trek).
What's not Included
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu).
  • Travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Meals (lunch & dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara).
  • Your personal expenses, drink water, hot and cold drinks & bar bills.
  • Laundry, telephone, hot shower & internet charge.
  • Tips for the guide and porters.
  • Anything not mentioned in included section.
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  • If your preferred date is not listed then contact us for the further process to book on your own date as the trek is available on any date of the year.
  • We have listed the price for up to 12 people only so, if you are more than 12 people then please contact us for the group price and further process to book the trek.
  • Private trek is available on any date of the year, contact us for the booking.
  • Single persons are welcome to join the trek and single people have single room in Kathmandu & Pokhara and have to share room in the mountain lodge on trek cause of the less number of lodge and rooms available on remote mountain lodges.
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Useful InformationGood to know before you travel

Maximum Altitude

Our 10 days Annapurna Base Camp trek takes us through the Annapurna Conservation Area, which is located at a height between 790 meters and 8091 meters at the peak of Annapurna I. The highest point we reach during the hike, though, is 4130 meters at Annapurna Base Camp itself.

Weather Condition

The Annapurna Base Camp observes seasonal variations in its weather. The snow-capped Himalayan region doesn't become too hot, even in the summer. Even though it can get up to 25°C (77°F) during the day, the temperature drops as low as -20°C (-4°F) at night. Considering the entire trekking expedition, the lower hiking spots are significantly warmer than the base camp. With no clouds or snowfall throughout the day, spring is a warm season for 10 days Annapurna Base Camp trek.

Trek Difficulty

The 10 days Annapurna Base Camp trek is categorized as moderately difficult. The hiking route comprises a fair share of tough and moderate paths. Therefore, everyone who is physically fit can participate in this excursion even without any prior experience. Additionally, if you're going for more than a week-long trek, we advise doing some physical preparation exercises like running, swimming, and hiking. You should also be mentally prepared for the chances of altitude sickness as you're hiking in the Himalayas, which take you above 4000 meters.

Transportation

You will travel by both air and roadways during this 10-day ABC trek. First, you take a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and travel by road to Nayapul, which is the starting point of the trek. On your way back, you take the same road trip from Nayapul to Pokhara airport and fly to Kathmandu.

Accommodation

Accommodations on the trail will be at a mountain lodge or tea house, like most Nepalese trekking routes. These modest hotel-like establishments are maintained by locals and offer basic meals and rooms with two to five beds, depending on the size of the room. Therefore, you might have to share a room with other hikers during the busiest seasons. The beds, sheets, pillows, and blankets are all comfortable, and the rooms are warm.

You should feel at ease using the shared restrooms with an Asian squat-style toilet as it is the only option in the remote location of Annapurna Base Camp. Although the restroom will have water, we advise bringing your own toiletries.

However, lodging will be provided in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu, with breakfast included.

Meals

As lunch and dinner in Kathmandu are not part of our package, you are free to eat whatever you wish while staying in Kathmandu. Thamel is known for its cafes, restaurants, bars, pubs, and clubs. You'll get food from multiple cuisines here. Feel free to try out some.

However, there won't be a wide selection on the menu at the tea houses along the journey. Daal Bhat, a typical Nepali dish composed of white rice, lentil soup, seasonal vegetables, salad, and pickles, will be served to you for dinner and, maybe, lunch. It is high in protein and carbohydrates and will give you enough energy for the hike. Breakfast typically consists of tea, coffee, boiled eggs, curries, and Tibetan bread. You can also sample different regional cuisines, including noodles and momo.

To prevent altitude sickness, ensure you stay hydrated by sipping hot water and ginger lemon tea.

Drinking Water

The rising amount of plastic litter on the path discourages the use of plastic-bottled water. So, take a thermos flask with you and fill it up with hot water in the tea house you stay. You can purify your water with water purification tablets if you feel the need to. For further safety, get a bottle with a built-in filtration system and fill it with fresh water on the way.

Network Connectivity

Let's not expect excellent phone network coverage and high-speed WiFi in the remote Annapurna region. If you need to communicate with the outer world, you might get WiFi with spotty coverage at the tea houses along the way by paying some extra charge. Or you can get a 4G SIM card of either NTC or NCell phone networks to use mobile data wherever the connection allows.

Guides and Potters

A guide and potters are included in our 10 days Annapurna Base Camp trek package. Two hikers are paired with one potter, who carries a combined 20–24 kg from the two hikers. You can avoid paying the potter's salary by carrying the luggage yourself if you are an experienced hiker and are comfortable carrying your own rucksack in the rugged terrain of the Annapurna region for more than a week.

Because things can quickly get out of hand in the Himalayas, we highly advise that you hike with a knowledgeable trekking guide. Hiring a guide can be helpful in an emergency as well as for navigating the journey and interacting with the local people. We provide skilled registered trekking guides who're good at speaking English.

Permits required

You need two permits for the 10 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Those are:

  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Card
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Entry Permit

We will arrange these permits for you before you start your walk. The price of our package also includes the purchase of both permits.

FAQs10 Days Annapurna Base camp Trek frequently asked questions
  • Trekking to the Annapurna Base Camp is best done in the spring (March, April, and May), fall (September, October, and November), till mid-December. More specifically, October is considered as the ideal month to hike to the Annapurna Base Camp. The sky is clear, the weather is mostly constant, and the sights are spectacular. Additionally, the pleasant weather during these months adds to the full enjoyment of the journey.

    The trek is also achievable during winter as it offers dry air and clear views, but with the chances of snowfall and sub-zero temperatures. It makes for a quiet hike if you can withstand the cold. However, monsoon isn't recommended due to slippery paths and landslides.

  • What to bring for the 10 days ABC Trek is one of the most important things to consider. Without the proper tools, getting about might be challenging. You can either bring the gear with you or shop them in Kathmandu. There are more than enough trekking gear shops in Thamel, and you will get a great deal.

    Here is a general idea of what you will need for your hike.

    • Hiking boots
    • Sandals/Crocs
    • Several sets of undergarments
    • Good quality down jacket and pants
    • Fleece jacket
    • Thermal wear
    • T-shirts and pants
    • Warm woolen clothes for the night
    • Trekking stick
    • One set of gloves
    • Woolen hat
    • Sunhat
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen
    • Water bottle with purifying tablets
    • Toiletries
    • A medium-sized towel
    • Energy bars
    • Basic medications
    • Raingear
  • You can recharge your phone and camera batteries at the teahouses by paying for energy. The service could be offered freely by the tea house where you spend the night. Since solar energy provides electricity, winter months present certain reliability issues. Having extra batteries or power banks on hand is typically a smart idea.

  • As we will be starting our trek from a relatively lower altitude and gradually ascending to a higher altitude every day, there's no need for an acclimatization day during our 10 Days ABC trek. The maximum altitude we reach is only 4100 m which is quite low compared to EBC. In case you feel uneasy while trekking, you can inform the guide, and they will decide what's best for you and the group.

  • Taking enough rest, eating well, and drinking plenty of fluids help you tackle Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) or altitude sickness. There's not much risk of AMS in the 10 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek, though.

  • In case someone feels unwell during the trek, the guide will evaluate the situation and let you know if they should continue with the trek or not. The rest of the group can carry on when someone from Outfitter Nepal takes care of the sick person. If the situation is serious, the patient will be airlifted to Pokhara or Kathmandu for proper medical treatment.

  • Yes, you need to get travel insurance for trekking to ABC. The Himalayas is full of surprises. You never know what's waiting for you. Travel insurance protects you from theft, natural disasters, and medical emergencies. Please get the insurance that covers helicopter rescue if required.

  • Yes. It is a short 15-20 minutes flight that usually takes off on time. However, if the visibility is unclear, you might have to wait for the air to clear up. In case of any problems with the flights, we will arrange a luxury tourist bus for you that only takes 6-7 hours to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu. This, however, might slightly lengthen the trip.

  • No, you won't find any ATMs along the route of the ABC 10 days trek. The last place to find an ATM is Pokhara, so make sure you withdraw enough cash from either Kathmandu or Pokhara.

  • No. People from any age group can go for the 10 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek if they have the mental and physical fitness to withstand the rough Himalayan terrain.

  • Absolutely. We are more than happy to customize the trek for you if you book a private tour. Making changes to a group tour according to your preference is unfair to other trekkers in the group. We can customize the number of trip days, modes of transport, and accommodation in Kathmandu for you as per your requirement.

  • Since we have been in the industry for more than a decade, we are quite familiar with the expectations of trekkers. So, we go beyond our ways to turn those expectations into a reality. Your safety and satisfaction are our utmost priorities.

    While our knowledgeable English-speaking guides take care of you during the trek, we arrange all the permits so you can hike without any hassle.

    As part of our commitment to sustainable travel, we always try to reduce our carbon footprint as much as possible. We also help our local economy to flourish by hiring local guides and potters.

    Feel free to contact us via mail or Whatsapp if you have questions about our services. We're available to you at all times. See you in Nepal!

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    Short Annapurna Base camp

    When I decided to go on a trek to Nepal, I came on to Trip advisor and looked up the highest rated companies. The reviews here were very helpful as travelers gave detailed accounts of their treks and it was easy to see who was offering the type of service and trek that I wanted.

    I emailed about 10 of the top rated companies with my questions, and waited to see who got back to me. A lot of the companies were very helpful in their response - but based on their friendliness, professionalism, swift replies, good English, excellent pricing and flexibility, I choose Outfitter Nepal - and I am so glad I did. We did a 7 day trek in the Annapurna region AND HAD THE EXPERIENCE OF OUR LIVES! They are such a wonderful company.

    I did all that hard work and research so you don't have to! I'll tell you about Outfitters so you have a traveler’s assurance that they are the crowd for you! As a point of interest I wouldn't recommend mailing 10 companies with a general enquiry - some of them will stalk you for months to try and get you to book with them!

    Obviously for travelers from different countries (my travel companion is from England, I'm from Ireland) who have never been to Nepal before, it's hard to know where to start to begin planning your trip. After my initial mail to Outfitters, here is a list of all the excellent things they did which helped make this trip easy and unforgettable:

    • Replied to every mail swiftly, clearly and with all the answers to my stupid questions!
    • Sent us a choice of treks and lots of ideas to help us decide what we want.
    • Offered us a 5% discount on their already competitive rates.
    • Sent us a list of all the clothes/ equipment we would need.
    • Sent us a detailed breakdown of our costs and everything included and excluded
    • Sent us a list of things they would provide for free like sleeping bags and coats etc
    • Picked us up from the airport (for free) to welcome us and bring us to our hotel
    • Brought us into the office in our first day in Kathmandu to talk us through every aspect of our trip and make sure we were happy with it
    •  Gave us advice and recommendations of things we could do before and after our trek
    • Changed details of our trek for us when we had specific requests (like getting a private car to Pokhara instead of the tourist bus) NOTE TO TRAVELLERS: for the extra 120 USD I would *really* recommend you do this! It is so comfortable and luxurious and takes 6 hours with a break instead of 8 on the dodgy bus!
    • Provided us with incredibly lovely staff at every juncture: 2 drivers, 1 porter and 1 guide who were all excellent, more about that later
    • Had booked us into all the nicest tea houses along the way
    • Checked and double checked our itinerary so that we were on the same page about everything - and always stuck to it so that if we thought we were being met by a driver at a certain time, they were always there, on time.
    • Sent our guide to our hotel to meet us the day before our trek so we were comfortable with him
    • Offered to take us out for dinner after our trek (unfortunately I had to decline due to a tummy bug)
    • Came to our hotel the morning we left to put us in a car to the airport (for free) and to check I was feeling better, etc.

    Honestly, as an impartial traveler who had never heard of this company until I found them on Trip advisor, I can't imagine a nicer, kinder, more professional or knowledgeable group of guys. We were two women travelling and trekking alone which I felt a little apprehensive about, but we were looked after at every turn, as well as given all the independence we wanted! I wouldn't bother writing such a long and detailed review if I didn't mean it - BOOK WITH OUTFITTER!

    Now, a word about our guide Prakash and our porter Sankar.

    I think because Outfitter Nepal knows the business and industry so well, they know how important it is to have good staff. As well as the loveliness of Arjun and the others in the office, our guide and porter made the trip for us. We couldn't have been luckier.

    Prakash was friendly, fun, sweet, professional, clever, great English, kind - he honestly was a very special guy and a great guide. He took his position of responsibility very seriously and looked after us better than I ever could have expected. Sankar didn't speak much English but he was always obliging and smiley and carried an extra bag on his already huge load the day I got a bit sick. Here's a quick list of the quality of service we got from Prakash.

    • Every day he would tell us of our route and schedule in advance and check it was okay with us.
    • At every meal, in every tea house, he would bring us our menus, take our order and then bring us our food.
    •  In the evenings he would give us mini lessons about the mountains (if we wanted! It wasn't forced on us!) where we would learn things like out of the 14 highest mountains in the world 8 (or maybe 9?!) are in Nepal!
    • He would go at our pace every day and never complain we were stopping too much.
    • He taught us trekking songs as we walked! (Again only if we were interested, it wasn't forced on us!)
    • He played cards or connect four with us in the evenings, translated if we wanted to talk to other people etc.
    • When I got sick he was kind, sweet and understanding - and immediately adjusted our itinerary so we could rest for one day.
    •  He would phone ahead from the mountain (if he could get network!) to make sure there was a bed for us in the best tea houses.
    • He would answer all our questions about life and customs in Nepal so we could better understand the c
    • He talked and made friends with lots of people along the way, even helped strangers as he helped us, and generally made our days better by being so cheerful and flexible all the time.
    • Now, very quickly here is a list of things I wish someone had told me before we went trekking in Nepal:

    Book with Outfitter Nepal, they're the best!

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