Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 12 Days

12 Days Trek to Base Camp of Annapurna Himalaya - Booking open for 2024 and 2025
Annapurna Base Camp Trek 14 Days
What to see & doSpecific information about Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 12 Days
  • Duration12 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Max Altitude 4130m
  • 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

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a popular alternative to Nepal's Everest Base Camp expedition, offering travelers a picture-perfect adventure above 4200 meters. During this exciting journey, you will be up close and personal to peaks over 7000+ meters without pushing your physical and mental limits. Hike through beautiful, terraced fields and gushing rivers, and explore cultural hamlets in the adventurous mountain trails of the Annapurna region. Moreover, you will interact with the locals in authentic villages, which allows you to experience their daily lifestyle.

This expedition introduces Nepal’s natural beauty and fascinating mountain peaks, such as Mount Annapurna, which means “The Goddess of the Harvests.” This majestic Himalayan Mountain range is in the North-central parts of Nepal. The Annapurna Base Camp trek is also called the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek because the south-facing base camp is situated within the Annapurna Sanctuary, a vast amphitheater of some of the highest mountains in the world.

Your adventure with Outfitter Nepal in this region will bring you a stunning diversity of unique landscapes and ecosystems. The exciting journey begins in the beautiful lowlands of Pokhara and ascends through the subtropical rhododendron and bamboo forests. During the trek, you will be greeted by mesmerizing topography characterized by wind, rock, and the open sky. This is your chance to immerse yourself in unspoiled nature, unlike anything else.

Major Highlights and Things to Experience

  • Step into the majestic mountain region of Nepal, where snowcapped peaks pierce the clouds, and ancient monasteries watch over the area from lonely hilltops. This is the Annapurna Base Camp trek, one of the best outdoor expeditions in Nepal.
  • Stay in local teahouses to immerse yourself in the interesting Magar and Gurung culture.
  • Gaze upon the magnificent views of Annapurna, Machapuhare, Dhaulagiri, and other Mountain peaks.
  • Spot wildlife and exotic plant life in the natural alpine wilderness of the Annapurna Conservation Area.
  • Explore not one base camp but two base camps in the region: Annapurna Base Camp and Machapuchare Base Camp.
  • Multiple-day peaceful hile through serene hamlets like Ghorepani, Ghandruk, and Tadapani.
  • Affordable package and room for customization for the trek.

Comfortable ABC Trek Duration

The 12 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a short expedition designed for time-constrained travelers who seek a relaxing journey in the Annapurna region. Our itinerary is carefully curated and tailored to consider new trails and transport routes. As a result, it offers a complete experience of the entire trek without lengthening hike days or missing any significant highlights. On the other hand, you can also opt for a 14 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek if you have more than weeks in your travel plan to explore Nepal.

12 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek Cost

The Annapurna base camp trek is an excellent option for travelers who want to explore the best of the Annapurna region without unnecessary detours. As the expedition's duration shortens, you might also wonder about the overall Cost of the package. So, to answer your query, the 12 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek Cost /budget outdoor expedition, which cost USD 950 per person. You can check the list below to see what the total Cost includes and excludes.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Cost Details as Below:

No. of PaxABC Trek CostInquiry
1 People950 USDInquiry
2 - 6 People725 USDInquiry
7 - 10 People675 USDInquiry

If larger then 10 persons in the group, contact us in Whatsapp or email, and will provide you special group offer.

12 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek Route

The 12 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek starts with an exciting bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara. After you arrive in the lake city, a private vehicle will pick you up and drop you off at Nayapul, where you will trek to Ulleri in the foothills. Besides, there are several paths that you can choose from, and the ABC trek usually takes the route through Ghorepani Poon Hill, which is a popular choice of destination among many trekkers. During this expedition, you will hike through numerous attractive villages, such as Tikhedhunga, Hile, Ghorepani, and Ulleri, where native people from several ethnic backgrounds live. So, this gives you the perfect opportunity to learn about their local culture and traditions. The trek trail then moves towards Modi Khila valley, which washes melted water from glaciers from a higher landscape of the region. Later in this journey, you will leave the Modi River Valley behind and reach stops like Bamboo, Jhinu Danda, Tadapani, and Chommrong, where you will spend the night. At Jhinu Danda, you can walk to a natural hot spring to relax your aching muscles. You will then descend to Nayapul and take a jeep to Pokhara. Finally, the 12 days Annapurna Base Camp trek ends when you take a flight back to Kathmandu.

Best Time for Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal

The seasons of spring and autumn largely dictate the trekking season in Nepal. So, travelers prefer to travel from February to May and September to November. These months are regarded as the best times of the year to enjoy the perfect harmony of weather and climate conditions, offering you magnificent views of the surrounding landscapes. Nonetheless, you can travel to the Annapurna region at any time of the year, as the snow-laden trails of winter are just as serene and peaceful. On the other hand, the summer season also offers you a unique perspective on the trek. However, you must be cautious because the weather conditions during the monsoon season can be unpredictable, which might cause changes in the itinerary. Rest assured; Outfitter Nepal will create an unforgettable trek experience that surpasses your expectations.

What Should You Pack for Annapurna Base Camp?

The following information will briefly summarize what you should bring for the trek. You must bring all the essential items for ease and comfort. However, it is also important not to bring unwanted belongings that might burden you. Please look at our Annapurna Base Camp trek checklist, which will ensure your convenience and safety throughout the expedition.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Difficulty and Risk of Altitude Sickness

The 12 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most accessible and convenient outdoor expeditions in Nepal. Most individuals with reasonable fitness levels can complete it without any complications. However, the trek reaches an elevation of over 4,000 meters, and it is essential to take necessary precautions and rest to adjust your body to the changing atmosphere. Trekkers suffering from altitude sickness will show symptoms of nausea, headache, and respiratory issues. However, the acclimatization procedure during the trek will help you adapt to the environment. Moreover, our expert guides will take care of you and act on any first signs of altitude sickness to ensure your safety and well-being.

Training Advice for Your Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The 12 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek will require multiple days of hiking through the rugged terrains and steep landscape. So, it would help if you prepared yourself physically and mentally. During the trek, you will carry a fleece jacket and a day pack apart from your body weight, making it harder to push yourself on longer hike days. It would be best to consider exercises like jogging, swimming, and cycling at least 10-12 weeks prior to the expedition. This regular training regime will most definitely increase your fitness level for the trek.

ItineraryTrip day to day detail itinerary

You will be met & greeted by our airport representative who will be on standby to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel. Your evening is free and after you’ve refreshed, you can go for a stroll down the street to get familiar with your surroundings.

Window shopping would be a good start to look around. Your first overnight in the valley of temples & cows. Probably the most in the world; however, these unusual sights are sometimes welcome & interesting.

  • Max. Altitude: 1,350m/4,429ft
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

After having early breakfast at hotel, we start our drive and the drive goes along the scenic Trisuli and Marsyangdi River to reach Pokhara, it’s a pretty good drive as we go by the beautiful river which is also good for rafting; we view Ganesh Himal and the Manaslu peak as well We drive along the scenic Trisuli and Marsyangdi River to reach Pokhara, it’s a pretty good drive as we go by the beautiful river which is also good for rafting; we view Ganesh Himal and the Manaslu peak as well during the Driving.

Pokhara is a tourist's paradise full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, & temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with her lovely mountains; after 6 hours of driving; we will arrive in Pokhara, the city of lakes, welcome to this beautiful town of serene lakes that gives so much meaning to your holidays.

Option: If you are interested for rafting then you have options to take 3 hour rafting in Trisuli river on the way to Pokhara – you do not need extra day to do this Raft as we can stop and do the Raring and continue on our journey.

  • Max. Altitude: 827m/2,713ft
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Elevation Loss: 523m/1,716ft
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

After having breakfast at the hotel, we start to drive to Nayapul which takes approximately one and half hours, we then start the first part of our hiking out to Tikhedunga (1577M) Via Birethanti (1065m.) this is a pretty easy flat out hike as we pass through several small lively villages and settlements, after some time, we will ascend gently to the final destination of the day.

  • Max. Altitude: 1,570m/5,150ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 500m/1,640ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 3-4 hours
  • Walking Distance: 8km/5mi

After having hot breakfast at lodge, we start trek and ascend steeply for the first 2 hours then ascend gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti, villages. This path gives breathtaking views of Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.), and the grand Annapurna (7219m) south on the way.

Our trekking trail now gets quite easy going as we pass through rhododendron and shadowy forests amidst the cackling of birds which gives us good feelings till we ascend gently up to the final camp to the Ghorepani.

  • Max. Altitude: 2,840m/9,318ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 1,270m/4,168ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 6-7 hours
  • Walking Distance: 12km/7.5mi

oday, we hike to Poonhill (3232m.) to enjoy the sunrise views over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snow capped mountains in the morning.

Poonhill has always been a symbol of beauty for the Annapurna region then we will return down to Ghorepani and have a hot breakfast at our lodge and trek to Tadapani (2650m.). Most part of the trail we trek is through blooming rhododendron forest; the beautiful flower makes the jungle colorful in spring when they bloom, check in to the lodge in Tadapani.

  • Max. Altitude: 3,210m/10,531ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 370m/1,213ft
  • Elevation Loss: 600m/1,969ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 6-7 hours
  • Walking Distance: 14km/8.7mi

After having breakfast at lodge, we start the trek and enjoy our hike by descending gently all the way through rhododendron, oak and other kinds of dense forests along the trail.

We hear the chirping of different kinds of birds on the way to Kimrung Khola. We then straightaway ascend steeply and walk at a flat level for 45 minutes with gentle steep paths in-between and flat all the way to Chomrong which the gateway to Annapurna Base Camp.

  • Max. Altitude: 2,170m/7,119ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss: 440m/1,444ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 hours
  • Walking Distance: 10km/6.2mi

After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trek; the trekking trail descends on a stone stairway for the first one and half hour and crosses the Chhomrong Khola on a suspension bridge, then climbs out of the side valley.

High above the Modi Khola on its west bank, the trail passes through forests of bamboo, rhododendron and oak, then we climb further on a rocky path, we will reach Sinuwa, at 2350m & then we trek gently through the forest and descend a long, steep stone staircase into deep bamboo and rhododendron forests to reach Bamboo and walk on gently up towards Dovan and Himalaya.

  • Max. Altitude: 2,920m/9,580ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 750m/2,461ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 6-7 hours
  • Walking Distance: 12km/7.5mi

After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trek, the valley widens and becomes less steep and we will see the gates to the sanctuary from here as the trail continues into the sanctum, it crosses two avalanche tracks on a narrow trail that hurdles up against the cliffs. After a short trek we will be at Bagar (3310m.), a green meadow with some abandoned hotels.

  • Max. Altitude: 4,130m/13,549ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 1,210m/3,969ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 6-7 hours
  • Walking Distance: 12km/7.5mi

we will have great views of the Himalayas with sunrise in Annapurna base camp then we will have breakfast and ready to return trekking to Dove that takes about five hours and much easier as we go down.

You should have no problem reaching Sinuwa from Annapurna Base Camp in a single day however; we have chosen this route as some trekkers may have problem on going down due to shaking or wobbling legs that could be fatigued.

  • Max. Altitude: 2,630m/8,629ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss: 1,500m/4,921ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 6-7 hours
  • Walking Distance: 15km/9.3mi

After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trek to Jhinu dada, the trekking trail is a descent till Bamboo passing through forests with varieties of rhododendron, oaks and bamboo plants then, after Bamboo, the trail goes steeply up an hour and the trail is quite flat until Sinuwa.

We trek gradually descending to the Chhumrong Khola and we have to follow a stone staircase for almost an hour to reach Chhumrong village, the last part of the trail is steep down to Jhinudanda.

We check into our rooms at the guest house then we could go to the Hot Springs to take a refreshing bath in the warm salt waters.

  • Max. Altitude: 1,760m/5,774ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss: 870m/2,854ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 hours
  • Walking Distance: 12km/7.5mi

After having breakfast at guest house in Jhinu, we start our trekking and the first part of the trek is lttle descent then flat level trail until Birethati along with the bank of the river.

We will stop at Birethati for lunch and after walking about 30 minutes to Nayapul, there will be our car/van waiting for us to take us back to the civilization, Pokhara the city of lakes and natural wonders.

  • Max. Altitude: 1,070m/3,510ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Elevation Loss: 933m/3061ft
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 hours
  • Walking Distance: 15km/9.3mi

You will have early breakfast at hotel in Pokhara and Our tourist bus leaves at 7 AM to drive us to Kathmandu and the driving will be a fantastic experience as we drive past many satellite towns on the way and we are able to see rural settlements, gushing rivers, terraces and green rural landscapes; after 6 hours driving.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Transportation: Tourist Bus
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Cost DetailsGood to know before trip booking
What's Included
  • International Airport transfers.
  • 2 night hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • 2 night hotel in Pokhara including breakfast.
  • Accommodations in lodges on trek in twin sharing basis.
  • Paper works, Annapurna conservation entry permits, & TIMS permit.
  • Ground transportation Kathmandu – Pokhara - Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek, including hot tea/coffee in the morning with Breakfast.
  • A knowledgeable and friendly guide who speaks fluent English.
  • Salary, food, beverages, lodging, transportation, and insurance for the guide.
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets and duffle bag – if NECESSARY (return after the trek)
  • Seasonal fruits after dinner as a dessert.
  • Well-equipped first aid kit, oximeter.
  • Farewell dinner on the last night in Kathmandu.
  • Trip Achievement Awards for your lifetime memories.
  • Outfitter Nepal Company T-short, Camp, and Trekking map.
  • In case of emergency: A helicopter service will be arranged and paid through your travel insurance
  • All the government Tax, Vat, and service charges.
What's not Included
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport - Kathmandu).
  • Your Travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Meals (lunch & dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara).
  • Your personal expenses, drink water, hot and cold drinks & bar bills.
  • Porter to carry your luggage during the trek (if you require a porter to carry your stuff, it will cost you USD 180 each porter and 1 porter for 2 trekkers; the porter has a 20-22kg weight limit)
  • Laundry, telephone, hot shower & internet charge.
  • Tips for the guide and porters.
  • Anything not mentioned in included section.
Add-Ons & Options

Outfitter Nepal Treks & Expedition introduces an extensive selection of add-ons that you can add to the standard trekking packages at the time of checkout. These premium add-on options are designed to customize your trips according to your liking without any hassle. Add an extra night’s accommodation in Kathmandu or a private vehicle to the trailhead with just a couple of clicks. Enjoy your Annapurna base camp trip to the fullest with our tailor-made add-ons!

Extra Night in Kathmandu: Need accommodation for extra nights in Kathmandu? Add a single room for $40 per night and a double room for $45 per night in a 3-star hotel with breakfast.

Single Supplement: Want some privacy during the trek? You can now get a whole room to yourself at teahouses and lodges during the entire journey by paying an extra $300. By adding this add-on, you no longer have to share your teahouse room with fellow trekkers.

Porter Service: Too much weight on your shoulders? Hire a porter to carry your backpack for an additional $20 per day. You can share the porter’s wage with another trekker as a porter can carry a maximum of 25 kg.

Kathmandu to Pokhara Flight with Airport Pickup and Drop: Don’t want to spend a whole day on the road? Skip the lengthy and uncomfortable bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara and book yourself a flight for just $120. You can use that time to explore the beautiful lake city of Pokhara instead. The price includes a free airport pickup and dropoff. Isn’t that a deal?

Note: You can add the return flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu for another $120.

Kathmandu to Pokhara in a Private Car: Not a fan of bus rides? Now, you can travel in comfort from Kathmandu to Pokhara in a private car for an additional cost of $130. Travel at your own pace with frequent stops to admire the scenery along the way. Extra bonus for a group, you can share the car fare amongst each other. 

Note: You can add the return trip from Pokhara to Kathmandu in a private car for another $130.

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  • If your preferred date is not listed then contact us for the further process to book on your private trek is available on any date of the year.
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  • Single persons are welcome to join the trek and privided a single room in cities and have to share room in the mountain lodge on trek cause of the less number of lodge and rooms.
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Useful InformationGood to know before you travel

Permits Required for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

To commence the expedition in the Annapurna region, trekkers will require two permits. These include the ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit) and the TIMS card, both of which are issued by the Government of Nepal.

For visa: You can obtain a visa upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport. You will be charged a specific amount depending on the duration of your stay. Your passport and two copies of passport-size photos are the necessary documents for the visa application.

You Will Need a Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is necessary to protect you from natural disasters and unprecedented mishaps. It will cover injuries, helicopter evacuations, trip cancellations, thefts, lost baggage, medical treatment, and liability. So, make sure your insurance policy covers all the activities you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal.

What is the Accommodation During the Trek?

You will be accommodated in a highly rated three-star hotel during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara. On the other hand, we will make sure you spend the night in the best teahouses in the trek, which offer comfort and hospitality. Most rooms are available in a twin-shared arrangement, but a single room can be arranged on request at an additional charge. Further, some of these rooms feature an attached bathroom; you can even request a hot water shower, which will cost you a certain amount. Besides, you must note that you will be trekking in remote regions of Annapurna, and most of the facilities in these teahouses are basic.

Meals During the Trek

All meals, including Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, will be served in designated teahouses and hotels during the trek. You can choose from continental, Nepali, Indian, and Tibetan cuisines. We prioritize our client's well-being, ensuring the meals are made from locally produced organic fruits and vegetables. Outfitter Nepal will also host a farewell dinner for our guests, during which we will share beautiful memories and experiences from the trek.

Transportation Available

In general, Pokhara is the starting point for trekking in the Annapurna region. You can either take a private vehicle or book a flight to get there. The road travel will take around 7-8 hours, whereas the flight takes an hour and a half to reach Pokhara. Both options have their benefits, but regardless of your choice, you can enjoy the mesmerizing views during your travel. We will plan the trek accordingly after you decide what transport you will take.

Furthermore, if you are short on time to observe the Annapurna region, we can arrange an Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour over the snowcapped mountain peaks. You will reach the destination quickly and experience the majestic natural wonders of the region without making much physical and mental effort.

Electricity, WIFI, And Battery Recharge in Annapurna Region

You can charge your electronic devices at the tea houses, but it will cost you an additional fee. So, to avoid extra expenses, we recommend you carry rechargeable batteries and solar power banks. Paid Wi-Fi services are also available, but don’t expect them to be fast and efficient like in the city.

FAQsAnnapurna Base Camp Trek - 12 Days frequently asked questions
  • Both Annapurna and Everest base camps are located in Nepal's Himalayan region. The western flanks of Annapurna are home to Annapurna base camp, while the eastern flanks of Everest are home to Everest base camp. Annapurna base camp is 4,130 meters / 13,550 feet above sea level, while Everest base camp is 5,364 meters / 17,598 feet above sea level. As the height difference between the two is over 4000 feet, the oxygen content in the air in the Everest base camp is lower. The risk of altitude sickness is much higher in Everest base camp, and it is also significantly colder on any given day than at Annapurna base camp.

  • No, there is no age limit to do your trek. As long as you’re willing to do it, it’s fine.

  • In comparison to the Everest Base Camp trek, the Annapurna Base Camp trek is much easier. The reason for this is that hiking to Annapurna Base Camp requires fewer days of trekking, reaching maximum elevations of 4,130m/13,550 feet, and staying at higher elevations for a shorter period. In addition, owing to the low altitude lush trees, the Annapurna region has a higher oxygen level in the air than the EBC journey. The Annapurna Base Camp trek begins at an altitude of 800 meters (2,625 feet), providing for adequate acclimatization time.

    Although the Annapurna Base Camp trek is easier than the EBC journey, all hikes demand the same degree of fitness. Because the trek is just a long journey on low elevations in the lush hills of the Annapurna massif's southern flank, trekkers do not require technical experience, rock climbing, or mountaineering skills. The expedition is only difficult since it is a long hike with several uphill and downhill excursions. If you are short on time, the trek can be completed in 7 days by using the shortest path.

  • The best time to trek to Annapurna Base Camp is from March to May, just before the monsoon season begins. Trekking is also recommended during the post-monsoon season, which runs from late September to December. Trekking to Annapurna base camp is also doable in February and early September, however the best season for this trek is as described above.

  • After a hard day of hiking, a restful night's sleep is essential for the next day's trek. We make every effort to book the best lodge possible, with two beds in each room and western toilet facilities if available. For the most part, the mattresses are clean and comfy, with an electric blanket (if available) and a connected bathroom. The temperature in the room is normally kept between 10 and 12 degrees Celsius (50 and 54 degrees Fahrenheit).

  • The list of food available in the Annapurna Region:

    • Beverage: Black Tea, Lemon Tea, Ginger Tea, Milk Tea, Hot Lemon with Honey, Black Coffee, Milk Coffee, Hot Chocolate
    • Toast, omelettes, pancakes, Tibetan bread, porridge, Eggs
    • Rice item: Fried rice ( VegNon-Veg), Dal Bhat
    • Noodles
    • Chips, Fried potato, hash browns, boiled potato, fried potato
    • Burgers
    • Pasta
    • Pizza
    • Momo
    • Chicken/Yak steak
    • Soups and many more.
  • The Annapurna Base Camp trek takes you past beautiful lakes, rhododendron forests, terraced paddy fields, and the Himalayan scenery. The Annapurna ranges' snow-capped mountains, local culture, natural farmlands, and ecstatic beauty are a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The 180-degree vistas of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Machhapuchhre, and other Annapurna massifs from the Gurung settlement of the world-famous Gurkha soldiers are spectacular. The trek in itself is unique and offers you more than you subscribed for!

    The Thakali and Loba villages at the foothills of Annapurna, as well as the Chortens and Buddhist monasteries along the way, contribute to the tranquility. Furthermore, it is a moderate-level hiking excursion up to Annapurna base camp that does not require prior trekking experience. In comparison to other high-altitude climbs, the danger of altitude sickness is also rather minimal. Tenting is not required because there are numerous teahouses along the routes. Given the aforementioned reasons, your decision to trek to Annapurna base camp is admirable.

  • Officially, no one has died while trekking to Annapurna Base Camp. However, natural disasters such as avalanches during the pre-spring season and landslides during the monsoons have resulted in deaths in the past. There is a part of the ABC trail above Deurali where hikers must exercise extreme caution. Also, before crossing the portion, which is a famously dangerous zone, especially during the pre-spring and rainy seasons, it is important to seek details.

  • The trek to the base camp is worth it! The entire Annapurna Base Camp trekking trail is distinct and diversified, with rhododendron woods, lovely terraced paddy fields, and other fauna and flora. Poon Hill, at 3,210 meters/10,532 feet, Annapurna Base Camp, and the settlements of Landruk and Ghandruk all offer distinct characteristics and panoramic views of the terrain, making it noteworthy.

  • Certainly not! Except for certain portions of the trail during harsh seasons, the Annapurna Base Camp trek is extremely safe. During the rainy season, the steep slopes of the mountain portion between Deurali and Machhapuchhre Base Camp are prone to landslides, and during the winter, avalanches. Hiking up to 4,130m (13,550 ft) to reach the base of the world's tenth tallest mountain exposes trekkers to high-altitude illness if they don't get enough acclimatization. The severity of the sickness, on the other hand, is comparable to that of the Everest Base Camp.

  • Annapurna Base Camp experiences a variety of weather conditions throughout the year. The spring season (March-May) is mild, with daytime temperatures ranging from 17 to 20 degrees Celsius (63–68 degrees Fahrenheit), with cooler nights and early mornings. Summer, or monsoon, lasts from June to August, with torrential rains, thundershowers, and humid days, with temperatures ranging from 20 to 25°C (68-77°F). Autumn (September–November) is the best time to trek to Annapurna Base Camp since the weather is more consistent and predictable than in other seasons.

  • Most high-altitude treks in Nepal have been hampered by altitude sickness. Although there are no serious hazards, our skilled trek guides and trip planners have tried and tested the following techniques to minimize high altitude sickness during the Annapurna base camp hike:

    • Slowly ascent with plenty of rest and acclimatization.
    • Stay hydrated at all times by drinking plenty of water.
    • Throughout the trek, eat well-balanced food and get plenty of rest.
    • On the trek, stay away from alcoholic beverages, cigarettes, and tobacco products.
    • Keep your wits about you and be psychologically prepared.
    • Prepare your body for uphill hikes by doing adequate cardiovascular or gym activities.
  • In actuality, we have two choices. We will either drive 6-7 hours from Kathmandu to Pokhara in a private vehicle or by tourist bus, or we will fly for around half an hour from Kathmandu Nepal Airport to Pokhara. If you only have a limited amount of time in Nepal, traveling by road means you're losing your precious time.

  • The weather at Annapurna base camp varies according to the season. Even in the summer, the snow-capped Himalayan terrain is never particularly hot. The daytime temperature can reach up to 25°C / 77°F, but the nighttime temperature can drop to -20°C / -4°F or even lower. The lower hiking locations are substantially warmer than the base camp when considering the entire trekking excursion. Spring is a warmer season, especially during the day when there are no clouds or snowfall.

  • Crampons are not required for the Annapurna Base Camp. All you'll need are some good hiking boots and trekking poles for added support and stability. However, depending on the thickness of the snowfall, you may need crampons if you hike in early spring, such as January or February.

  • Cell phone service is available on the Annapurna Base Camp trek's trails. NCell or NTC networks cover most of the tiny communities and hiking trails. However, network coverage in some locations may be extremely limited or non-existent. However, WI-FI services are available in most locations, with a small fee of course.

  • One option for drinking water is purchasing mineral water bottles from trailside businesses. Another option for purifying tap or stream water before drinking is to bring reusable water bottles and several types of water filtration devices or tablets with you. Water can be refilled in bottles at the teahouses or in the numerous streams and rivers along the walk. We recommend that you consume boiled water while staying at your accommodation. Those who insist on exclusively drinking mineral water should be prepared to pay a higher price, as the cost of bottled water grows as you ascend.

  • The Annapurna base camp trek is not accessible by road in any phase. In the event of an emergency, an air ambulance will be dispatched as long as the weather permits evacuation to either Pokhara or Kathmandu. After that, you'll be transferred to a hospital of worldwide standing for rehabilitation. If an emergency arises during the trek, Outfitter Nepal’s operating staff will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

  • If you take the Ghorepani route, the hike from Ulleri to Ghorepani is the first and most difficult leg of the ABC trail. It's a long ascent through the rhododendron groves. Another difficult leg of the journey is a steep pre-dawn hike from Ghorepani to Poon Hill, but the rewards are truly stunning with 360-degree views of Himalayan peaks, lush hills, and picturesque villages. The distance between Deurali and Annapurna base camp is another difficult section of the journey.

  • All of the teahouses where you will spend the night on the Annapurna base camp trip have electricity. Micro-hydropower and solar panels can be used to charge your phones, laptops, and iPads for a little fee. We do not suggest having your laptop because there are no free hotspots along the mountain trail. Although some teahouses charge an hourly fee for Wi-Fi, don't expect high-speed connectivity on the trails.

  • Please keep in mind that if you are traveling in a group, a sick member will not cause you to overlook your trip. While the sick individual is being cared for, the rest of the group can continue on their journey. If someone becomes ill on the path, your trekking guide will assess the situation and determine whether the sick individual should continue the trip or retreat to a lower elevation and wait for the remainder of the group. If the person's condition is critical, he or she will be airlifted to Kathmandu or Pokhara by air ambulance for specialist medical care. The sick person will be cared for by an Outfitter Nepal member, while the rest of the group will continue with the trip as planned.

    The quality of teahouses in the Annapurna Region is quite good, and most of them have amenities such as western toilets, hot showers (for a fee), and a varied menu. Two separate beds, mattresses, pillows, blankets, and bed sheets are normally provided in the rooms. The majority of the teahouses are run by families or communities. Teahouses are like an extended home, with a warm and inviting atmosphere.

  • Before scheduling any of our treks, we strongly advise all of our clients to get travel insurance. We are confident that you will enjoy your trip knowing that you are properly insured. The cost of emergency care and evacuation will be significant if you become unwell or injured while trekking in the mountains. Thus, anyone who signs up for one of our tours should seriously consider purchasing travel insurance. However, be cautious while selecting coverage because some policies provide exceptions for adventure travel.

    Make sure you read the fine print. Also, make sure your insurance company is aware of your travel plan and agrees to cover all activities during the trip before purchasing insurance. For example, if you plan to trek or climb in the Himalayas (mountaineering adventure), your insurance must cover emergency air ambulance/helicopter rescue, as well as medical bills. Insurance coverage for air ambulance or helicopter rescue is not required for a group trip in a city. When you book a trip with us, you must either send us a copy of your insurance policy (e.g., your insurance certificate) or bring it with you on the trip.

  • The Annapurna base camp trek is possible even in the winter (December to February), although the typical trekking pathways leading to ABC may change if there is considerable snowfall due to the risk of an avalanche. Even though the weather is beautiful in the winter, temperatures are likely to drop below freezing. To see Annapurna's breathtaking splendour in the winter, one must be well-prepared with winter gear and mentally prepared to confront the worst weather conditions.

  • Yes, you require permits to go on an ABC trek!

    Except for Nepali citizens, all trekkers must obtain permits everywhere they trek in Nepal. If you're trekking to Annapurna Base Camp, you'll need two distinct permits: TIMs (Trekkers Information Management System) and ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit) (Annapurna conservation area permit). The TIMs card comes in two colors: green and blue. The green TIMs card is for individual visitors and costs US$ 20 per person plus the permit. The blue TIMs card is for group trekkers and costs US$ 10 per person plus the permit. TIMS costs US$ 20 for SAARC nationalities, while the permit costs US$ 2.

    You should keep these documents with you while trekking inside the Annapurna conservation area, and you will be required to show them at checkpoints.

    TIMS Cost for individual trekkers:

    • SAARC Countries: US$ 6
    • Other Countries: US$ 20

    TIMS Cost for Group:

    • SAARC Countries: US$ 3
    • Other Countries: US$ 10

    ACAP entry permit per person:

    • SAARC Countries: US$ 2
    • Other countries: US$ 30
  • One of the most crucial considerations is what to bring for the trek. It can be difficult to get around if you don't have the right equipment.

    Here's a rough idea of what you'll need for your trek but in a detailed equipment list, you may find in the link of our equipment icon.

    • Trekking Boots
    • Sandals/Crocs
    • Few pairs of undergarments
    • High quality down jacket and pant
    • Thermal wears
    • T-shirts and trousers
    • Trekking pole
    • A pair of gloves
    • Woollen hat
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen
    • Energy bars
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    Katarina BjörkengrenSweden,March 14, 2022
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    The guide Balaram Khadka was me and my sons exelent guide on the Annapurna Bacecamp trekk. Highly recommend!

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