Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 14 Days

14 Days Trek to Base Camp of Annapurna Himalaya- Booking open for 2023 and 2024
Annapurna Base Camp Trek 14 Days
What to see & doSpecific information about Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 14 Days
  • Duration14 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

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a world-renowned trek that leads to the lap of the world's tenth-highest mountain, Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m). Get ready for an unforgettable adventure, which begins from lush lowland and heads to the tempting Annapurna Himalayas. With professional guidance and support from Outfitter Nepal, you will have the smooth and most memorable trekking experience of your life!

The most interesting thing about Mt. Annapurna is that it is the first mountain peak above 8,000 meters that have been climbed in Nepal. In 1950, a French team made history by climbing Mount Annapurna. The trek to its base camp offers thrilling 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 other mountains.

The Annapurna Trek offers non-stop natural diversity with captivating mountain views, the Himalayan landscape, terraced fields, and rhododendron and bamboo forests, along with a wide range of flora and fauna. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek 14 Days go along the Annapurna Conservation Area, the habitat of numerous wildlife and vegetation. Various birds live in sub-tropical forests, while monkeys are the life of tropical forests.

Trek through the spectacular Himalayan terrain of the Annapurna Ranges, from ancient civilizations to majestic mountain panoramas. Pass through awe-inspiring glaciers, rest on the banks of pristine rivers, go through lush pastures, visit natural hot springs, and come across mule trains transporting supplies to remote settlements. Relax and rejuvenate in charming mountain teahouses while meeting friendly locals. The experience is completed with visits to Kathmandu and Pokhara, which provide insights into Nepali culture and customs in the cities.

We, Outfitter Nepal, have years of experience in organizing treks in the Himalayas of Nepal. Our trek package for the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) will let you have the most adventurous journey of your life. Join us on one of our ABC Trek departure dates for 2023, or contact us to customize an Annapurna Trek to suit your needs. Enjoy this thrilling, magnificent adventure with the assurance that our knowledgeable, experienced guides and porters will be there to assist you at every stage.

At Outfitter Nepal, we make every effort to achieve all of your trekking dreams. We look forward to aiding you in making lifelong experiences on your vacation, which can be customized. Explaining everything about the region and its beauty in one package is not possible. Here are some of the top reasons why you must choose your Annapurna Base Camp Trek experience with us.

What to expect from Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Our 14 days trek to the base camp of Mount Annapurna begins with a short drive to Nayapul, the starting point of the trek. From here, the trail moves through lush green foothills and culturally rich villages. Colorful prayer flags, chortens, ancient artistic monasteries, and stupas add divine power to the surroundings and bless you for a successful journey.

As the elevation increases, the breathtaking landscape will thrill you to the bone. Gurungs, Magars, and Thakalis are the main ethnic groups that reside in the villages. They practice Hinduism and Buddhism. The simple yet fulfilling life of the locals will not make you want to leave the place. Hundreds of years old, culture and traditions passed by their ancestors are still in practice in the Annapurna region.

The mountainous sceneries you'll get to witness during the 14 days of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek are beyond your expectations. The perfectly shining snow-capped mountain peaks, pointing at the crystal clear blue sky dotted with cotton-like clouds, is a sight you won't get to see elsewhere. What's more interesting? You'll get to stay at a tea house located at the base camp itself, which gives you the opportunity to witness the gorgeous sunset and sunrise without having to hike early morning in the dark.

Does the Annapurna Base Camp Trek provide a natural as well as cultural experience?

Annapurna trek offers panoramic vistas of the world's tallest mountains, as well as a stunning glimpse into the culture, traditions, and rituals of the locals. This trek takes you through unique landscapes and topography, gorges between the highest mountains, ever-flowing glacial rivers and lakes, Himalayan flora and fauna, and traditional Nepali communities. We will see natural as well as Himalayan grandeur, face-to-face views of the world's tallest peak, and the local community with their great hospitality, culture, and tradition on our trek.

You will have the opportunity to get close to nature. The Annapurna region is primarily inhabited by the Magars, Gurungs, and Sherpas. We can learn about their culture and traditions while trekking to the base camp. Trekking will be surrounded by tranquil vistas and stunning settings, as well as exquisite Gurung and Magar communities, along the journey. The trek to the base camp of the Annapurna Region is not just for mountaineers and trekkers but also for those who appreciate the beauty of nature and culture.

What does each day of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek 14 Days look like?

You will follow the same daily pattern while hiking, with the exception of the acclimatization and sightseeing days, even though each day of your Annapurna trekking expedition will deliver a different experience. A sumptuous breakfast is served at the mountain lodge where you spent the previous night to start your trekking day. Pack your bags after breakfast and head out on the ascending and descending trail for a few hours. We stop for lunch at a teahouse about halfway through the hike for the day. During the hour or so of your lunch break, your body will also get a chance to rest. After lunch, you'll hike for a further couple of hours to get to your final stop of the day. Check into your lodge, relax your body, mingle with other guests over supper, and have a good night's sleep.

On the other side, acclimatization days are more relaxed. You can take a leisurely morning stroll, explore the neighborhood, or take quick hikes between meals. Rest as much as you need, but keep moving; this will help your body adjust to the increasing altitude and decreasing oxygen level in the air.

Similarly, on the sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, you'll be taken to major UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu like Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. The day tour is held by a private vehicle with a tour guide who'd explain the cultural and religious significance of the places you visit.

How do I prepare myself for the 14 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

There isn't a fixed way to get ready for the Annapurna Base Camp. If you've done high-altitude trekking before, you know the routine. If you haven't already, start by watching films and videos of trekkers who have completed the trek to ABC. Get well acquainted with the temperature, weather, and climate of the Everest region. Engage in cardio exercises, weight training, and a few hours per week of hiking up and down a hill with a rucksack weighing 5–6 kg to prepare your body for the walk. For the best results, begin six months before your departure.

Another crucial part of getting ready for the trek is mental preparation. Be psychologically strong to travel for many days across the challenging terrain of the remote Himalayas without access to medical care and to spend the nights in basic mountain lodges and tea houses. Accept that you'll have to live with basic living conditions, ongoing weather variations, and significant altitude sickness hazards for several days.

Best Features of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Spend the night in typical Gurung Villages like Ghorepani, Chomorung, etc.
  • Experience a unique lifestyle and rich culture of locals
  • Get to explore and stay at the stunning Annapurna Base Camp
  • Witness the gorgeous sunrise from Poon Hill
  • Observe stunning landscapes and panoramic views of the Himalayas
  • Spend nights with locals and get to know them
  • Enjoy hot spring in Jhinu Danda

Major Attractions of the 14 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Panoramic Views of Himalayan Mountains

Our 14 days trek to the Annapurna Base Camp offers you wonderful and jaw-dropping views of several Himalayan mountains like Annapurna I (8,091 m), Annapurna II (7,937 m), Annapurna III (7,555 m), Annapurna IV (7,525 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Tukuche Peak 96,920 m), Varaha Shikhar (7,847 m), and several other mountains.

Hiking through Annapurna Conservation Area

The ABC 14 days trek takes you through the rich vegetation and villages of the Annapurna Conservation Area. The area houses dense forests of rhododendron, birch, oak, etc., which gives a vibrant ambiance during the Spring season with all the wildflower blooms, especially the rhododendrons. You might even be lucky to witness some rare wildlife that shares their habitat with numerous birds and insects in the deep jungles of the Annapurna Conservation Area.

Simple life at Ghorepani village

Ghorepani is a large village in Nepal's Annapurna region. This village is one of Nepal's most famous trekking destinations. Ghorepani village, located at a height of around 2760 meters above sea level, offers spectacular views of Nepal's Himalayan panorama. Hill trekking is popular in Ghorepani. From Ghorepani, the ideal hill for trekking is Poon Hill which is also one of the routes to the ABC. Poon Hill's highest point rises 3210 meters above sea level. From the pinnacle of Poon Hill, you can see the most spectacular Sun rising over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayas.

The Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking path passes through this village. Home to a variety of birds, as well as the green hills and patchwork valleys, your eyes will be delighted by the oak forest. Almost every viewpoint offers a tantalizing glimpse. A trip to Poon Hill allows one to see the entire mountain ranges, as well as the red and pink rays of the Sun in full bloom during Sunset and Sunrise. Likewise, people from the Gurung and Magar communities reside here. You will get to interact with them and see their daily lifestyle.

Stunning Sunrise view from Poon Hill View Point

Poon Hill is one of the most famous viewpoints of the Annapurna region. Located just above Ghorepani Village, Trekkers usually walk up to Poon Hill for a short hike. To watch the sunrise, most trekkers leave the village of Ghorepani early in the morning. From here, you can see tempting sunrise and sunset along with the western Himalayan Mountains.

The views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri are breathtaking, and the hour-long hike up stone stairs through a rhododendron forest is worth it! On Poon Hill, especially during the peak hiking seasons of spring and autumn, it can get fairly busy. Expect to be surrounded by hundreds of other hikers as you take in the sights. On top of that, there's a coffee shop selling hot and cold drinks. The ABC and the tempting journey to Poon Hill are incredible, leaving you speechless!

Gazing at the mighty Himalayas from the base camp

The base camp of Mt Annapurna is situated at 4,130 meters. It is the base of the world's tenth-highest mountain Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m). From here, you will get to see panoramic views of the Annapurna Range and several other mountains. You will reach the base camp by passing through several villages, lush forests, and farmlands.

Relaxing in Jhinu Danda Hot Spring

The trek to the base camp passes by Jhinu Dadha's natural Hot spring. Many trekkers use this route on their way back to Pokhara. Bathing in a natural hot spring can relieve all of your trek's stress and exhaustion.

Furthermore, it is thought that spring water has a specific healing power for mending pains and aches. The religious significance of hot springs cannot be overstated. As a result, it is stated that bathing in a hot spring cleanses the soul spiritually. However, you have to pay a few extra bucks.

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 breakfast at hotel, we take you for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley; you will be escorted by a professional guide and Your tour will include Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple - Swayambhunath (note, there are real monkeys down here & they can be a pain in the neck, especially if you are munching something while climbing the steps to the temple; whatever your munching could vanish from your hands in seconds if you’re not careful and the best way to appease these monkeys is by buying some bananas from vendors just by the roadside to the temple & distribute them on your way up, they’d be happy & leave you alone). Pashupatinath Temple and Baudhanath Stupa.

The Pashupatinath is a significant place of visit because this is a heritage site & is the most important religious site for Hindus in Nepal & India and within the boundaries of this temple are cremation zones where the bodies of Nepalese, right from the pauper on the streets to the king of Nepal are cremated at this old temple. In the early evening we get back to our hotel & refresh after which your trek leader will meet the group & orient you on the whole program related to your trip. You will even have sufficient time to buy some trek gear if you need any in Thamel area.

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

You will be transferred to the international airport for your final departure to your loving home. OUTFITTER NEPAL has taken pleasure in serving you all of these weeks; you counted on us & we didn’t let you down because we know how hard you’ve worked to enjoy this holiday. Meeting you was an immense pleasure & we do hope you will remember us down the years with memories of the time you’ve spent in this amazing country that’s Nepal. A safe BON VOYAGE home…takes care!!!.

If you want to take other tours in Nepal such as Chitwan Jungle Safari, Pokhara Day Tour or Lumbini tour then you can start from today and do let us know if you want to take any tour as we also arrange those tours.

  • Meals:Breakfast
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Cost DetailsGood to know before trip booking
What's Included
  • International Airport transfers.
  • 3 night hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • A day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
  • 2 night hotel in Pokhara 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.
  • Ground transportation Kathmandu – Pokhara - Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • 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 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.
  • Laundry, telephone, hot shower & internet charge.
  • Entrances Fees while visiting Kathmandu on second day.
  • 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 private trek is available on any date of the year.
  • We have listed the price for up to 10 people only so, if you are more than 10 people then please contact us for the group price and further process to book the trek.
  • 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.
  • The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal, and kindly read our terms and conditions before book your trip.
Useful InformationGood to know before you travel

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Cost

The 14 days Annapurna base camp trek cost begins at US$ 695 per person for a group of 10. This is the cost of a standard package from Outfitter Nepal. If you have a group of more than 10 persons, we can adjust the package budget to fit your needs. Similarly, if you're a solo trekker or a small group of travellers, the cost of the trek to the base camp might range from US$ 825 to US$ 1050, depending on your budget. Please keep in mind that if you want to change the hotel or food services included in the overall standard pricing package, the trek cost will change.

Even during trekking in the Annapurna region, we can upgrade your accommodation options for you to a deluxe hotel room and tourist level accommodation with attached toilets for the deluxe and luxury plans.

Hence, the cost of a trekking package in the Annapurna region can vary depending on whether you want to personalize your accommodations or make modifications to the itinerary! To learn more about the services provided with the regular Trip cost for the Annapurna base camp trek, read the cost including and excluding sections.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek 14 Days Itinerary

The 14 days Annapurna base camp trek Itinerary offered by Outfitter Nepal is fully customizable and can be adjusted to meet your exact requirements. If you want to change the Base Camp itinerary to include fewer or more days, we can build a customized plan for you.

The standard package is 14 days long, but it can be customized to suit your needs! We can also arrange sightseeing tours before or after your trekking adventure. Please note that by adding more travel days, the length of the days in the itinerary package needs to be extended! If you want to visit additional tourist destinations such as Chitwan or stay in Kathmandu for a few days to explore the sights, the standard package's days must be extended from 14 to any number of days you choose!

If you want to extend your trip to Nepal, we recommend having a few days on hand! The cost varies depending on the modifications made to our standard 14 days Annapurna Trek package. Outfitter Nepal, on the other hand, ensures that you get the greatest value possible!

Know some things before you go on your trek to the Annapurna region.

When is the best time to go to the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Spring from March, April and May and autumn from September, October, November and mid-December are quite favourable for trekking to the base camp. More so, October is regarded as the best month to go on a trek to the Base Camp! The weather is mostly stable, and the sky is clear which makes the views excellent. Plus, the moderate climate makes the journey more joyful in these months.

You can also do the trek in Monsoon (June to July) and winter (December to February) as well. However, there can be rainfall and slippery trails, and during monsoon season and the winder have cold weather and temperature.

If you want it to be quieter, you could travel in December. The trek is also conceivable in the winter. Dry air and clear skies provide the finest visibility, but it will be very cold and snowy throughout the winter. If you're planning a hike in December, make sure you're well-prepared with the right gear.

When travelling from Deurali to Machhapuchhre Base Camp starting in January, you must be cautious of avalanches. Avalanche danger exists throughout this route. Trekkers should exercise caution when trekking from Deurali to Machhapuchhre Base Camp, regardless of the time of year.

How difficult is trekking in the Annapurna Base Camp?

The ABC trek is considered to be a moderate trek. The trail is comparatively easier than other treks in the region. As you gain elevation gradually, the risk of high altitude sickness is low. Still, if you see the symptoms of AMS, inform your guide immediately.

Talking about the trail, it has a good combination of tough and moderate paths. You have to walk for around 6 to 7 hours a day, therefore good stamina and health is required.

Also, do know that trekking in the Himalayas is always risky. The weather is unpredictable, and you can face extreme weather conditions. You have to prepare your mind for any situation beyond your control.

Trekking and hiking through the Mountain imply that an experience may await you at every turn. For adventure travellers and hikers, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is also a very daring and fascinating route, with increasing difficulties and challenges till we reach our target.

What is the Food & Accommodation service during the trekking in the Annapurna Base Camp?

During Annapurna Base Camp Trek 14 days, you will stay overnight at a basic lodge or teahouse on the trek and have stayed at 3-star hotels in Kathmandu & Pokhara. In the Annapurna Region, you will be accommodated in tourist-friendly hotels and lodges. We can also find you a luxury hotel and teahouse that fits your budget.

Apart from modest hotel and lodge accommodations, the trek route also has luxury and deluxe hotels and lodges. The lodge offers amenities such as comfortable beds with pillows, electric blankets, hot and cold showers, free Wi-Fi, and more.

Dal Bhat, a Nepalese dish, provides enough carbs and protein for your body. Your body will get enough protein from the lentils, beans, and pulses soup. Seasonal vegetables will also be served in the guest’s home, providing additional necessary nutrients for your body.

If you give them a chance, you can try other menu items such as Momo (Dumplings), locally grown Barley, Buckwheat, Millet, and Corn Roti (Bread), noodles, sandwiches, bakery items, tea, coffee, and many more. Buckwheat, millet, and barley are high in fibre and nutritionally dense grains. Noodles, spaghetti, macaroni, pizza, lasagna, different curry, and fried rice are just a few examples of foods that may be made with basic preparation.

Ways to reach to the base camp following different trekking routes

You can reach the base camp by two or three different paths. Many other itineraries can be devised from this. All routes meet at Chhomrong and travel in the same direction to the base camp.

The trail can take a direct route to the ABC, a diversion to Ghorepani Poon Hill, a lesser detour to Ghandruk, or both. You have the option of stopping at different communities on your way up and back. Taking alternative routes, of course, causes a 3-4 day difference.

Can you do the trekking in the Annapurna Region without any hassle?

The trek to the base camp is rated moderately difficult. So, even if you have no prior experience, any fit person can undertake this expedition. We also urge that if you are trekking for more than a week, you do some physical training beforehand, such as running, swimming, and climbing. Likewise, you should know what to expect and mentally prepare yourself for it. Then you can do it as long as you dare to!

What kinds of gears do you need for trekking in the Annapurna Base Camp?

One of the most crucial considerations is what to bring for the ABC 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

Are any permits needed for Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

If you're going to the Annapurna base camp, you'll need two trekking permits in particular. The Annapurna Conservation Area Project Card is the first (ACAP card). Citizens of SAARC countries pay roughly US$ 2 (NRs 250) for the permit, while non-SAARC nationals pay US$ 20.

The Trekkers Information Management System Card is another permit required for the trek (TIMS card). If you are a solo Trekker, this card will cost you around US$ 20 (around NRs 2200) and if you are a Group Trekker, it will cost you around US$ 10 (roughly NRs 1200).

FAQsAnnapurna Base Camp Trek - 14 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
Client ReviewsTravelers talk about Outfitter Nepal
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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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