Annapurna Base Camp Trek 13 Days Itinerary and Cost 2023
Annapurna Region of Nepal is the most beautiful walking holiday destination. If you are in search of all the constituents of remarkable journey like hills, forests, mountains, sunrise view points and multiethnic cultural villages then Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an ideal choice. Book the best adventure holiday package and feed your soul the mesmerizing splendors of Mother Nature. If you have a desire to get surrounded by lofty mountains or get showered by impeccable hospitality of mountain people then this is the best package of Annapurna region trekking. The stupendous view as seen from Poon Hill or from Annapurna Base Camp both are the great features of Annapurna Sanctuary Trek.
Best suited for slow walkers or experienced hiker, Annapurna Base Camp Trek starts from road or flight to Lake City Pokhara. Hilly highway drive will take trekkers to Nayapool from where the walking starts. The first stay will be at Tikhedhunga or Ulleri depending upon the condition of our client. The steep route up the ridges to Ghorepani can be daunting but end product is magnificent. The scenery after Ghorepani is undoubtedly the best in the world. Early morning hiking of about 2 hours will take trekkers to famous sunrise view point of Poon hill. Outstanding Dhaulagiri range adorned by magnificent morning sunrays is delight to watch. Trail encompasses lush rhododendron forests and sightings of national bird of Nepal Danphe can also be seen. During February and March the forests looks splendid with different vibrant colors of rhododendron. The trail descends to Tadapani before heading to Chhomrung Village. Himalaya and Deurali paves way for trekkers to reach Annapurna Base Camp. Before reaching ABC the exploration of Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC) is joy to behold. The mountain as seen from Pokhara will be right in front of your nose. Take as many pictures as possible while you stay in the base camp of world’s 10th tallest mountain. From this base camp the mountain vistas of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna I, II, South, Himchuli, Baraha, Shikhar, Singa Chuli, Gangapurna and others seems spectacular. While returning trekkers follow the Jhinu route where you can enjoy hot natural water springs bathing as well.
Book the Annapurna Base Camp Trek with us and feel the mountain environment to the fullest. Our travel planners have formulated amazing itinerary of ABC trek. Experienced trekking crew members comprising of guides and porters having more than 10-15 years of experience will definitely make your trip successful.
Where is the Annapurna base camp located?
The Annapurna base camp trek which is also known as ABC trek. It is located in the Annapurna conservation area of Nepal. The Annapurna base camp is layed at the foot of the Annapurna Himalayans, specifically at the southern base of Annapurna I, which is the tenth highest mountain in the world.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Elevation and altitude
Annapurna base camp is situated at an altitude of approximately 4,130 meters (13,550 feet) above sea level.
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
- If you want to return back to Kathmandu from the Annapurna base camp trek by helicopter, you will be charged with extra costs around 300$-500$.
- 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.
Risks During Annapurna Base Camp Trek
The Annapurna trek is generally considered as popular and safe trek. As there are some of the risk that trekkers should be aware of:
- Altitude sickness
- Weather conditions
- Trekking hazards
- Remote and limited facilities
- Landslides and avalanches
- Communication and connectivity
- River crossings
Preventing Altitude Sickness (AMS) during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek
The risk of altitude sickness increase as you ascent to the higher level. To minimize the altitude sickness during the Annapurna base camp, you have to follow these guidelines:
- Gradual Acclimatization
- Stay Hydrated
- Proper Nutrition
- Be Aware of Symptom
- Avoid Alcohol and Smoking
- Slow and Steady Pace
Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Helicopter return
After completing the Annapurna base camp trek you can upgrade your trek through returning back by helicopter. It is also an alternative option for many trekkers. Welcome Nepal Treks can arrange a helicopter if you prefer a faster and more convenient way to return from Annapurna Base Camp. Through the helicopter, you can enjoy a scenic flight of the stunning Himalayans.
Training for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking
Before embarking the trek, training and physical preparation are essential to ensure your safety. You have to focus on activities that improve your cardiovascular fitness like hiking, jogging, cycling, and swimming. The Annapurna base trekking includes ascends and descends trails so practice uphill and downhill hiking to stimulate the terrain you will encounter during the trek. You can start your training preparation before the one month of the fixed departure.
Distance and Time during Annapurna Base Camp Trek
The distance and time depends on the route you take while trekking the Annapurna base camp trek. Annapurna base camp trek is a 13 days package which covers about 110km distance. You have to walk almost 6 hours a day on average which cover a distance of 10km on average per day.
Drinks on the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking
Drinking water is significant because it keeps you hydrated. The safe drinking water is available in the teahouses and hotels during the 13 days Annapurna base camp. Buying the mineral water daily can consume more money so we recommend you to bring the water bottles and water purification tablets by yourself. In the Annapurna region, tea is the most popular and often served to the travelers. You can also find other hot beverages like coffee, hot chocolate, and herbal teas and soft drinks like Coca-Cola, Sprite, and Fanta are also available in some of the tea houses and lodges. You can also find local drinks such as rakshi (a traditional Nepali alcoholic beverage), tongba (a fermented millet drink), or local fruit juices. But these beverages prices increases as you ascends to the higher altitude. And the price of the beverages should be paid by yourself as it is not included in the packages.
Internet, Wi-Fi, Hot Shower and charging facilities on Annapurna Base Camp Trek
The services facilities of internet, Wi-Fi, hot shower and charging facilities during 13 days Annapurna base camp trek vary along the trekking routes. As you ascends the higher altitude, the availability of internet and Wi-Fi becomes infrequent. But in the lower regions of the trek, such as Pokhara and some of the larger villages like Ghorepani you may find internet cafes and some of the teahouses and lodges will provides Wi-Fi facilities but the quality may be inconvenient. Lodges and teahouses have electrical outlets where you can charge your electronic devices but you have to pay for an additional fee. However, as you go higher in altitude, electricity becomes less reliable and may not be available at all. Likewise, hot showers are available in most of the teahouses and lodges along the trek but you should pay additional fees as it is not included in the basic price of your accommodation.
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking and Alternate Packages
13 days Annapurna base camp is considered as the popular and rewarding trek in the world. Though you can do this trek through different routes as per your specific interests. There are some of the alternative packages of the Annapurna base camp. Some of the alternative packages of Annapurna base camp are mentioned below:
- Annapurna base camp trek return back by helicopter
- Annapurna circuit trek
- Annapurna circuit trek with Tlicho lake
- Poon Hill trek
- Mardi Himal trek
- Annapurna circuit budget trek
- Short Mardi Himal trek from Pokhara
Can I book Private Annapurna Base Camp Trek?
Yes, Welcome Nepal Treks take the booking of private 13 days Annapurna base camp trek. We organize the private Annapurna base camp trek according your special requirements, demands and specific interest.
Can I join the Group on Annapurna Base Camp Trek?
Yes, you can join the group on 13 days Annapurna base camp trek. Welcome Nepal treks organize the group joining on the fixed departure date. Embarking this trek with groups can be beneficial and enjoyful in the comparison of trekking alone. You can also have the opportunity to meet the new people having different nationality, culture, interest and soon.
What is the Cost of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?
Welcome Nepal Treks offer the 13 days Annapurna Base Camp trek at a very reasonable price. We offer this 13 days adventurous Annapurna Base Camp trekking package around $900-$1100 with the quality services. The cost includes the transportation fees and everything mentioned in the package with all meals.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Booking and Payment Policies
you want to trek 13 days Annapurna base camp with Welcome Nepal Treks then, 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. You can pay us through different medium like cash, bank transfer, or online. We accept booking deposits through Credit Cards (Master Card or Visa and many more). You can also pay us direct cash. We also accept your last minute booking but the booking should be done at least before one day prior to the trip departure date. If you have any question regarding the trek, then feel free to contact us.
Trip extension after Annapurna Base Camp Trek
If you want to extend your trip after completing the Annapurna Base Camp trek, there are several options available to explore more of Nepal's natural beauty. Some of the few popular trip extension are mentioned below:
- Ghorepani-Poon Hill Trek
- Chitwan National Park
- Everest Region
- Upper Mustang trek
- UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath.