12 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary and Best Price
Get to see the majestic Annapurna range and many other stunning mountains on the Annapurna base camp trekking. Explore the diverse cultural heritage of the locals and come across some exotic wildlife & vegetation while trekking. Annapurna base camp trek is one of the most famous treks in the Annapurna region, packed with adventure. This trek is also known as the Annapurna sanctuary trek.
We have a range of Annapurna base camp trek packages from as short as 5 days to the Annapurna base camp helicopter tour and many others. This Annapurna base camp trek 12 days itinerary is the most special one because it also takes you to beautiful Ghorepani village (2,874 m) and includes a side excursion to the popular Poon hill (3,210 m) viewpoint. Along with that, while descending from the Annapurna base camp (4,130 m), you will walk by a lovely place called Pothana (1,890 m).
The Annapurna base camp trek 12 days package also has a layover at Jhinu Danda (1,780 m), where you can relax in natural hot springs by paying a few extra bucks. The trail up to the Annapurna base camp is gentle and does not see a drastic elevation change abruptly, which is very unlike the Everest base camp trek. The terrain has a mix of steep uphill walks and flat rough paths. You'll be trekking in the Annapurna Conservation Area, so most parts of the trail are just lush forests.
In terms of mountain views, the Annapurna base camp trek Nepal presents a breathtaking panorama of Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Nilgiri (7,061 m), Gangapurna (7,455 m), Tukuche (6,920 m), Fishtail (6,993 m), Tent Peak (5,695 m), etc. The scenery along the route is fantastic too. You'll not get bored. The sunrise from Poon Hill is also worth catching, with snow-capped western Himalayan mountains in the backdrop.
Similarly, the locals and their warm welcome will definitely win your heart. You spend nights in simple lodges or tea houses yet experience the most humble hospitality. The Annapurna region is mostly resided by the Magars and Gurungs. In the lower part of the trail, you will meet with people from other communities too, like Chhetris, Newars, Brahmins, etc.
If you are looking for the best Annapurna base camp trek, then you are at the right place. This 12-day Annapurna base camp trek itinerary has ample acclimatization days and all the necessary services included in the package cost. Our experienced team will take care of you in the city and the mountain. If you have any queries, you can contact us.
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Also, check out these other moderate trekking packages in the Himalayas, which are beginner friendly, like the Annapurna base camp trekking- Mardi Himal trek, Langtang Valley trek, Khopra Danda trek, Poon hill trek, and luxury Everest View trek.
Where is the Annapurna Base Camp Trek located?
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is located in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is situated in the Himalayas of central Nepal and takes trekkers to the base camp of Annapurna I, which is one of the prominent peaks in the Annapurna Massif.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Elevation and altitude
The elevation and altitude of Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) in Nepal is approximately 4,130 meters (13,550 feet) above sea level.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek in autumn season (Sept – Nov)
Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp in the autumn season is a truly enchanting experience. During this time, the weather in the Annapurna region is at its most favorable. The monsoon rains have cleared, leaving behind lush, vibrant landscapes with blooming rhododendron forests and terraced fields. The skies are clear, providing spectacular, unobstructed views of the towering Himalayan peaks, including Annapurna I and Machapuchare. The temperatures are moderate, making for comfortable daytime trekking, and the evenings are crisp but not overly cold. Autumn season is the most popular time for trekkers to embark on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, as it combines ideal weather conditions with breathtaking scenery, creating a truly memorable adventure in the heart of the Himalayas.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek in winter season (Dec- Feb)
Annapurna Base Camp Trek in the winter months presents a different yet equally captivating experience. During this season, the region is covered in a pristine blanket of snow, transforming the landscape into a winter wonderland. The trek offers a unique, serene ambiance with fewer trekkers on the trail, allowing for a quieter and more intimate connection with the mountains. While the temperatures can be quite chilly, especially at higher altitudes, the days are often sunny and clear, offering striking vistas of the snow-capped peaks. It's essential to be well-prepared for cold weather with appropriate gear. Annapurna Base Camp Trek in winter is a magical adventure for those who embrace the cold and seek solitude in the mountains. Teahouses may have reduced services, so trekkers should plan accordingly and check availability before embarking on this winter trek.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek in spring season (March- May)
Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp in the spring season is a fantastic adventure filled with the vibrancy of nature's regeneration. During this period, the region comes to life as the snow from the winter months begins to melt, revealing lush greenery, blooming wildflowers, and a riot of colors. The weather is generally mild and pleasant, with comfortable daytime temperatures, making it an ideal time to explore the trail. The views of the towering Himalayan peaks, including Annapurna I, are breathtaking as the skies are usually clear, providing a stunning backdrop to the journey. Spring is often considered the best time for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek due to its combination of favorable weather and the beauty of the natural world coming back to life after the winter freeze, making it a visually and spiritually uplifting experience for all who undertake it.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek in monsoon season (Jun - Aug)
Annapurna Base Camp Trek during the monsoon season is a unique and challenging adventure. This time of year is characterized by heavy rainfall throughout the Annapurna region, as the monsoon sweeps across Nepal. While the lush greenery and blooming flowers can be breathtaking, the trails can be muddy and slippery, and the risk of landslides and avalanches is higher due to the wet conditions. Moreover, cloud cover often obscures the magnificent mountain views that trekkers typically seek on this route. Despite these challenges, some trekkers do choose for the monsoon season for a more off-the-beaten-path experience, and it can offer a different perspective of the region. While it's not the most popular time for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, those seeking solitude, lush landscapes, and a unique adventure may find it a rewarding and humbling experience.
Important Notes for Annapurna Base Camp Trek
- While booking, we need the photocopy of your passport and you have to pay us a minimum of 10% payment of the total cost as advance.
- Beverages, snacks, charging electronic devices, hot showers, Wi-Fi are not included in our packages, so you have to pay additional cash.
- It is preferable to pack your bag lightly because porters will only carry your 15-20kg luggage.
- You should have comprehensive travel insurance that covers trekking activities including medical expenses and emergency evacuation.
- Carry a reusable water bottle and use water purification tablets like iodine, aquatabs tablets.
- Pack your clothes according to the seasonal basis.
- Annapurna base camp trek is a moderate to challenging trek which requires a certain level of physical fitness so, it is recommended to prepare with cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and hiking.
- You should carry enough cash in Nepalese rupees as ATMs may not be available in remote areas.
- We suggest you not to book your international flights early as there may be sudden change in weather which will make your flights delay or even cancel.