Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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Trip Information
  • Trip Duration 13 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Max. Altitude 4,131m/ 13,553 feet
  • Start/End Kathmandu/kathmandu
  • Trip Type Trekking
  • Accommodation Hotel/Teahouse Lodge
  • Transport Car/Flight
  • Best Season Sep-Nov and Feb-May

Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Join a Group or Private Trek

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. 


    Major Highlights

    • Breathtaking mountain views of the Annapurna Range
    • Thorong La Mountain Pass
    •  Explore through the lush rhododendron forests
    • Interaction with the local people
    • Pass through the magnificent trails decorated with prayer flags
    • Visit one of the most popular religious heritage of Nepal- Muktinath Temple
    • Explore two of the most amazing cities- Pokhara and Kathmandu
    • Experience the friendly spirit and vibe of Nepalese people
    • Eye-wooing sunrise view from PoonHill
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    Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu
    Welcome by Welcome Nepal Treks and Transfer to the hotel & briefing about program
    Overnight at the hotel.

    • Max. Altitude: 1345m
    • Accommodation:Hotel

    Our trekking guide will come to the hotel in the morning at six o’clock to pick you with private transport. We’ll drive to Pokhara (200 km) which will take us about 6 to 7 hours on a very scenic route. Along the journey you will witness some stunning scenery of snow capped mountains, green hills, rivers in rafting, and villages. The town of Pokhara is set on the banks of the Phewa Lake. It is smaller and much less hectic than Kathmandu providing the perfect starting point for our trek. Stay overnight at a hotel.

    • Max. Altitude: 950m
    • Day tour time:6 to 7 hours
    • Accommodation:Hotel

    We take a short drive to Nayapul in the morning, and start the trek from Nayapul. After short preparation of the luggage for the porters and prepare yourself, the trail leads easy walk towards Birethanti along the River. A short check in formalities takes place at the ACAP office and the trail leads you towards Bhurundi khola along with the great scenery passing through several countryside villages all the way up to Tikhedhunga. Overnight at Tea house Lodge.
    Overnight at the local lodge

    • Accommodation:local lodge

    Today we prepare for the long uphill to Ulleri which has 3200 stone steeps which has amazing landscape with the valley and short range of Annapurna. It is a little tired for the up steps however this beautiful view gives you power to keep on walking. After a short walk from Ulleri the trail leads you through the forest of rhododendron which is national flower of Nepal. Then the trail continues leads uphill to Ghorepani which is on the top of the hill have excellent views of entire Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.
    Overnight at the tea house lodge

    • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge

    Get up early in the morning and go for to see the amazing sunrise in Poon Hill after wake up at early morning and an hour walk to Poon hill. The view of the shining mountains is good for photograph, after about one hours exiting sunrise we will drop down to the lodge at Ghorepani and trek down to Tadapani after breakfast. The beginning parts of the trek the trail steep uphill to the ridge through the stone steps and after few ups and downs you reach to Deurali for short break. After pass through the forest, we will have end short easy walk to the ridge and steep down to the river to cross the bridge. Overnight at tea house local lodge

    • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge

    After drop down from the forest for a while and continue down to the river to cross suspension bridge at the bottom and an easy walk after short climb. The trail leads continue to the Chomrong and steep downhill to the bottom of the hill then continue climb to Sinuwa. Overnight at tea house lodge

    • Max. Altitude: 2340m
    • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge

    Start with a easy walk to through the forest, you are towards Bamboo and continue climb up to Dovan. Then the trail leads you through the valley towards Himalaya where you may stop for the lunch and continue walk climb to Deurali. Overnight at tea house lodge

    • Max. Altitude: 3230m
    • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge

    After climbing up through the valley to get to the Machhapuchhare Base Camp, you will take an hour rest before you head to the Base Camp. If you have no problem climbing up we do continue walk to Base Camp for overnight (If you have a problem walking further we should stop here for overnight) Overnight at tea house lodge

    • Max. Altitude: 4130m
    • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge

    After morning excursion the trail drops down through the same valley to Deurali and continues downhill through the forest. You may find an easy downhill which is not steep and has interesting walking. At the end we stop at Bamboo. Overnight at tea house lodge

    • Max. Altitude: 2340m
    • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge

    After breakfast at the lodge the trail leads uphill through the stone steep to the ridge and an easy walk to Sinuwa. Then the trail drops down to the bottom of the hill and continue climb up to Chomrong. After lunch break at Chomrong the trail steep drops down to Jhinu.
    Once you get in to the Guest House, you walk 15 minutes downhill to the bank of the river where hot spring is located to relax. It is said that when we take a bath in to it, we wash all our sin according to hindu Mythology. After time to get relax, short climb to the lodge for overnight. Overnight at tea house lodge

    • Max. Altitude: 1780m
    • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge

    You can go to the hot spring again this morning then trek down to nayapul then drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at Pokhara Hotel.

    • Max. Altitude: 1640m
    • Accommodation:Hotel

    Drive/flight back to Kathmandu [Optional: 35 min flight]
    Evening: Nepali dinner with a live cultural show at the Nepali restaurant [Complement]
    Overnight at the hotel

    • Day tour time:6 to 7 hours
    • Accommodation:Hotel

    Today is your last day so Free time until departure
    Transfer to the international airport for final departure.

      Trip Map
      Annapurna Base Camp Trek map
      What's Included
      • Airports pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
      • 3 star Deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu with free breakfast  (The address kathmandu Hotel or Thamel Eco Resort) - (on the arrival day and after the trekking).
      • Deluxe Hotel in Pokhara with free breakfast at Hotel third Pole or Pokhara Eco Resort
      • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
      • Ground transportation by Tourist bus from Kathmandu – Pokhara –kathmandu and by Private car/van/jeep from Pokhara to trek starting point and trek ending point to Pokhara.
      • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
      • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
      • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
      • Two night’s standard accommodation in Pokhara (First night of the trekking and last night of the trekking).
      • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
      • Annapurna Conversation Area Project (ACAP) permits.
      • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card fees.
      • First aid medical kit.
      • Duffle bag,  if necessary.
      • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show
      • All our government taxes, vat, official expenses & service charges
      What's not Included
      • Major meals in Cities (Kathmandu and Pokhara)
      • All personal expenses such as bar bills, water, tea / coffee, snacks, shower, battery re-charge laundry charge etc.
      • Personal clothing and gears, sleeping bag and Down jacket for trek
      • Tipping (expected by guides and porters, but not mandatory)
      • Cost raised by flight cancelation, emergency rescue charges, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness, re-routing etc which are not under our control
      Useful Information

      Annapurna Base Camp Private Trek

      You can experience the stunning beauty of the Himalayas with the Private Annapurna Base Camp Trek organized by Welcome Nepal Treks. However, this trek is the best choice for those seeking a personalized adventure in the stunning landscapes and cultural richness of the Annapurna region. It offers a customized schedule that matches your pace, desires, wants, preferences, and fitness level so that you can fully enjoy the stunning scenery without feeling hurried. Also, private trek provides more flexibility in choosing accommodations and meal options ensuring a more comfortable and customized experience. Topmostly, you will have personal and professional guide who make sure you have safe navigation, also enhances your experience with local insights and optimizes your itinerary for maximum enjoyment throughout your journey. The private arrangement bring up a more deep connection with the stunning surroundings and the vibrant local communities making the trek a deeply immersive and memorable adventure.

      Group Joining Trek for Annapurna Base Camp

      Joining a group trek to Annapurna Base Camp is perfect for solo trekkers seeking to join others for a rewarding trekking experience. It's also an opportunity to connect with compatible individuals who share your passion for adventure and transforms the journey into a more enjoyable and sociable experience. Meeting new people along the way adds depth to your trekking adventure as you exchange stories, support each other through challenges. Trekking in a group helps to share costs for accommodation, guides, and sometimes for transportation making it more affordable which definitely allows you to use your budget for other parts of your trip or to explore more of Nepal's landscapes and culture. Furthermore, being in a group provides extra safety and support especially in remote areas where getting help can be difficult. You can count on each other for help, share what you have, and face challenges together.

      Best time to do  Annapurna Base Camp Trek

      Trekking to ABC can be done independently in any part of the year. However, when you visit the camp at the best time, you will encounter some remarkable things that you can’t when you visit at any other time. The best time for Annapurna Trekking is during spring and autumn.

      Spring in Nepal falls during February, March, April, and May. It can also be termed the pre-monsoon phase. The best part about going to ABC during spring is that the sky will be crisp and clear, and there will be fewer chances of rain. It gives you the best opportunity to explore the region. You also don’t have to deal with extreme weather.  Autumn falls in September, October, and November. It is also the best possible time for an Annapurna visit. The trails will not be slippery, and the temperature will be normal, giving you the best chance to explore Annapurna in the best way possible.

      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 with Group

      • 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
      • Medication
      • 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.

      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
      • Pokhara
      • Everest Region
      • Upper Mustang trek
      • UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath.
      • Nagarkot
      • Pokhar

      How to reach Annapurna Base Camp

      Travelers often have various confusions regarding the ideal ABC route and how to reach the camp. There is no such thing as an ideal route. The path to reach ABC is similar. The only difference is the itinerary and the places you stay for acclimatization.

      Starting off the trip from Kathmandu, you either take a tourist bus ride or a flight to Pokhara. You have to get on a high hilly jeep ride to Nayapool, the starting point from where you have to walk your way to the top. Acclimatization will be at Tikhedhunga, followed by a steep ridge walk to Ghorepani, depending on the condition of the trekkers.  The best part about the Annapurna Trekking is the experience of the magnificent sunrise view from PoonHill. It is the image that will be engraved in your memories forever. 

      The trail then descends to Tadapani, followed by Sinuwa to Deurali. The downhill walk exploring the lush rhododendron forests with vibrant colors finally gets you to Annapurna Base Camp at 4130m. This is how you reach the beautiful ABC with all the effort and fun. The mountains you get to see from Pokhara can be seen from the closest distance possible. Breathtaking mountain vistas of Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna South, Himchuli, Baraha, Singa Chuli, and Gangapurna seem utterly magnificent. Not only this, while returning from the ABC, you can enjoy hot-water springs in Jhinu. Your exhaustion from the trek will be gone as soon as you dive into the hot water.

      Weather and Climate in  Annapurna Base Camp 

      Talking about the weather during the Annapurna Trekking, it is relatively colder during January and December. The average day-time temperature of Annapurna Circuit Trek in the winter season drops between 10°C and 5°C, with night-time temperature dropping down to -5°C. Meanwhile, the high altitude areas generally have temperatures as low as 1°C during the day. 

      March, April, and May are the months when spring is at its very best. It is a time of blooming flowers and greenery all way around. Rhododendron and oak trees fill the whole hills and terrains. The average day-time temperature of the lower Annapurna region during March and April is between 5°C to -8°C with the possibility of it hitting 10°C during midday. May is when the temperature is between 16°C to 20°C which is the perfect time for a hike to the gorgeous Annapurna. An interesting fact about the Annapurna Trek is that Thoronga La Pass, one of the trek highlights, is cold throughout the year. May being the warm month has no effects on the Pass. It is cold throughout the year.

      All in all, during spring, the warm and moderate temperature makes it extremely feasible for trekkers to go on the package of ABC. In addition to this, you get to enjoy the unobstructed mountain views and the lush flower forest.

      Food During Annapurna Base Camp Trek

      Annapurna Trek has a range of small restaurants, teahouses to big lodges. The food in Annapurna Trekking is of good quality and taste. The popular dish on the trek is dal-bhat ( rice with lentils) and boiled potatoes. Rice with meat, potatoes and curry is another tasty dish you can have during trekking. Talking about the variety of food choices during breakfast, lunch, and dinner, you get to know that the choices are immense.

      Breakfast: Eggs (fried, boiled), potatoes (fried, mashed), toast, pancakes, bread, porridge, cookies, tea, coffee, chocolate

      Lunch/Dinner: Rice, noodles (mix, fried, boiled), spring rolls, macaroni, momo (steam, fried, kothe), chips, buff steak, soups (tomato, chicken, garlic, mushroom),dal-bhat

      Accommodation in ABC Trek | Hotels in Annapurna Base Camp

      The lodges and hotels in Annapurna Trekking are warm and very well managed. When you are in Pokhara and Kathmandu, the hotels are of extremely great service and great facilities. But, as you ascend to the Base Camp, the hotels start getting basic. However, it doesn’t mean that the hotels won’t provide good service. It’s just that you have to compromise on a lot of things. You should not expect a full lavish lodge where you get all the facilities present.  You get a hot shower, wifi service, charging points, and good beds (if not mattresses). The living room in the lodges of ABC is used for eating and relaxing. You can have a great talk with your fellow trekking buddies or strangers whom you get to meet at the very place. Breakfast will be in the hotel you are staying in, and your lunch in the trekking route. Depending on the hotel schedule, you will have your dinner between 6 pm - 8 pm.

      Annapurna Base Camp Trek Map | Trekking Guide for the ABC Trek

      The trek to the Annapurna starts from Kathmandu with a tourist bus drive to Pokhara. Then, a jeep drive leads you to Nayapul which is the starting point of the hike towards the gorgeous Annapurna. You need to walk around 6-7 hours every day. Most people love saying Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara and Kathmandu which are basically similar. Even though you say it is ABC Trek from Kathmandu, you have to reach Pokhara to carry on the remaining journey.  Another stop is Birethanti, and then you go to Ulleri. Nowadays, people also prefer a jeep ride until Birethanti and then walk ahead of the trail. Moving on, you come to Ghorepani and finally to PoonHill. The sunrise view from  Poonhill is the best image you can put into your heart of memories forever. You then hike back to Ghorepani and trek towards Tadapani. The descending continues until Sinuwa from where an uphill climb leads you towards Deurali. Leading the way, you reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp at 3700m and finally, the dream comes true when you step into the Annapurna Base Camp at 4130m.

      Permits required for Annapurna Base Camp Trek and where to get them

      The government of Nepal has imposed two kinds of permits for you to enter the Annapurna Conservation area. It is for funding the preservation of the It is for the sole purpose of funding the preservation of the beauty surrounding Annapurna and other mountain peaks in the range. You need to have an ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit) that costs around NRs. 3000 for foreigners and NRs.200 for SAARC Nationals. Not only this, you have to pay NRs. 1000 for TIMS permit.

      The two Annapurna Base Camp Trek Entry Permits you must have:

      ACAP Permit(NRs. 3000 for foreigners and NRs.200 for SAARC Nationals)

      TIMS Permit (NRs. 1000 per person)

      ACAPs and TIMS can be purchased in Kathmandu at the Nepal Tourism Board Office. You can also get the permits from Pokhara at the Nepal Tourism Board Service Centre in Damside or at the ACAP permit entry counter in Lamjung. About the TIMS permit, it can be purchased from the TAAN Lakeside office.

      You must pay proper attention to the legal rules whenever you go on a trek. You will find many points around the area from where you can get entry inside without paying any money. Make sure you enter the trekking area legally, as the legal authorities can put you in jail and start the criminal proceedings. Do it for your self-esteem and the environment. All the permit fees will be utilized to develop and safeguard the area for sustainability.

      Annapurna Base Camp Trek Cost | ABC Trek Cost for Nepali

      ABC Trek is a trek to the gorgeous Annapurna Region through the magnificent trekking trails. Because of its normal duration and moderate difficulty, it is not as expensive as the Everest Trekking. The normal Annapurna Trek cost ranges around $700- $1000. It depends on the hotels, accommodation, and the travelers’ stay. Not only this, but the trek cost for a traveler also depends on the number of people in the traveling group. Welcome Nepal Treks provides heavy discounts on ABC Trekking Package if you have a group of 10 or more people.

      The ABC Trek cost for Nepali and foreigners doesn’t have much difference. Nepalese have to pay less for the entry permit than the foreign trekkers. Talking about other things, the cost for an individual depends on personal expenses.

      Annapurna Trekking Difficulty Level | How hard is Annapurna Trek?

      Annapurna Trekking is a moderate trek. It is not as hard as Everest Trek or as easy as a normal hike. You require a certain fitness level to complete your trek without any complications. Trekking Annapurna will push you to walk like a maniac, but it has the least possible extremities. First, the weather is moderate, and the trails are not rugged. There is a very less chance of suffering from altitude sickness or acute mountain sickness. A beginner-level trekker who has no experience with a trek also can easily complete this trek. ABC Trek is a trek for all age groups and fitness levels. However, if you have a great fitness level, you will find it easy to walk and continue the journey up the mountains.

      Why Welcome Nepal Treks for Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

      There are many travel agencies from where you can book your next Annapurna Trek. But why only Welcome Nepal Treks. Well, there are various benefits of booking your next Annapurna Trek with us which are as follows:

      • Free pickup and dropoff from and to the airport
      • Comfortable tourist bus service
      • Medical kits, including the hygiene stuff
      • Highly experienced and friendly guides
      • Free storage of excess luggage during the trek
      • Full Safety and Security for the trek
      • High discounts for bigger groups
      • Consulting with the travelers for any customization in the itinerary
      • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service
      • Farewell dinner in a Nepali restaurant with a culturally rich show

      Annapurna Base Camp Trek Packing List | Equipment needed for the Annapurna Base camp Trek

      Whenever you are going on any trek, there are certain things you should mandatorily take to the trip so that your trip gets completed with the least complications possible. As it is not a strenuous high-altitude trek like EBC, you don’t need to take many things. However, it doesn’t mean that you don’t need to take anything with you.

      The packing list for Annapurna Base Camp Trek consists of stuff needed for sleeping, wearing, walking, and many more. Following is the list of equipment for the Annapurna Base CampTrek Package.

      • Sunhat, scarf, winter hat
      • Sunscreen cream with UV protection, sunglasses, face wipes
      • Lightweight gloves and winter gloves
      • Hiking shirts, Long-sleeved t-shirt, Hooded rain fleece jackets, sweaters, cotton pants
      • Backpack, trekking poles
      • Water purification tablets
      • Powerbank, headlight with extra batteries
      • Sleeping bags
      • Money, watch, cellphone
      • Navigational tool, multitool knife
      • Binoculars, notebook, pen

      These are not the only pieces of equipment you need for the ABC Trek. You also need other things such as woolen caps, down jackets, winter jackets, and water bottles. What you need to know is that what you will take on the trek depends on the weather and climate condition of the place eventually.

      Guide to things not to do in the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

      Annapurna Trek is one of the most alluring treks to do in Nepal. People from all over the world come to Nepal to complete this trek as they have it on their bucket list.  When you embark on the trip to the Annapurna, you need to pay proper attention to the dos and don’ts.

      Here is a guide to what you should never do while you are on the ABC Trek journey.

      Trespassing the entry point

      You need to enter Annapurna Conservation Area to carry on the trekking journey. You need to pay a certain sum of money as ACAP permit fees. Always make sure you pay the fees and enter there legally. If anybody finds out a person is trespassing the entry point, they may be charged with legal charges.

      Wearing new shoes

      Some people like to go to new places wearing new clothes, accessories, and shoes. While you are going on a trek, don’t wear new shoes. The new shoes make it hard for you to walk as they can cause shoe bites. You can’t risk your whole trekking journey based on that particular decision.

      Drinking too little and eating too less

      Some travelers do have the habit of drinking and eating too little and follow intermittent fasting. However, when you are on the trek, you should discard all these habits and focus on eating a sufficient diet to walk and have fun. Waking a lot makes you sweat a lot, causing dehydration. So, drinking too less is not a good thing to follow. Be properly hydrated and have a balanced diet.

      Having junk food

      As already mentioned, you need to have a proper healthy diet. You should not have junk food during the trekking journey. It will only create complications, and you will have to suffer through it, which slows down your walking, ultimately eliminating the chances to have fun.

      Getting no sleep

      Sleep is the foremost way to get rest. You have to walk a minimum of 5-6 hours a day uphill or downhill. The trails are not like normal pathways. So, you need to be at your physical best to complete the trip. You should avoid the chances of getting less or no sleep.

      Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Spring Season (March- May)

      The spring season is the most preferred time for Annapurna base camp trek in Nepal. During the months of spring season (March- May) the weather is neither too hot nor too cold. You will experience moderate temperature, clear sky and breathtaking views the Himalayas. As this also the time for rhododendron blooms, you will be walking through the beautiful rhododendron forests. The trekking trails and the teahouses will be crowded and busy during this season.

      Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Monsoon Season (June- Aug)

      The monsoon season is not appropriate for the Annapurna Base camp Trek. During the months of Monsoon season (June- Aug) the weather is in bad condition most of the time and the temperature is too hot. You will also experience frequent rainfalls during this season which will make the trails muddy and slippery. However you can enjoy the beautiful views of the snowy mountains in this season and the trekking trails are less crowded. If you want to do the Annapurna base camp trek in monsoon season you need to be prepared and have right gears as it will be a bit challenging.

      Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Autumn Season (Sept – Nov)

      The autumn season is the best time to do the Annapurna base camp trek. During the months of autumn season (Sept- Nov) the weather is stable, with clear skies and warm days. The days are sunny and the morning and nights will be chilly. You will get the beautiful views of the breathtaking mountains throughout the trek. The trekking trails will be extremely crowded and you will be meeting trekkers from different countries.

      Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Winter Season (Dec- Feb)

      The winter season is the coldest time in Nepal. The winter season is an off season for the Annapurna Base Camp trek. During the months of winter (Dec- Feb) the weather is extremely cold in the Himalayas. You will experience the heavy snowfalls. However the views of the mountains are spectacular in this season. The trekking trails and teahouses are not busy during this season. You can enjoy the trek in peaceful nature in the winter. Due to the snowfalls and cold weather it might be challenging to trek. However if the cold weather doesn’t bother you then it is the best time for you.

      Physical Condition and preparations for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

      The Annapurna Base Camp is a moderate level of trek. You have to walk at least 7 hours a day during the trek. The trekkers have to be physically and mentally fit and determined to complete this trek. You don’t need any technical experience for the Annapurna base camp trek. The trek is physically demanding at higher altitudes so you can prepare by jogging, swimming and other exercises before the trek. Anyone who can walk 6- 7 hours can complete this Annapurna base camp trek.

      Annapurna Base Camp Elevation and Altitude sickness

      The maximum attitude of the Annapurna base camp is 4131 meters. During the Annapurna base camp trek you will be trekking at different elevations with the changes in altitudes. The altitude slowly rises and reaches to the maximum of 4131 meters. There are risks of altitude sickness during this Annapurna circuit trek.

      Welcome Nepal Treks carefully handle the situation of the altitude sickness. You don’t have to worry as our team prioritizes customer’s safety.

      Guides and porters for the Annapurna base camp trek

      Welcome Nepal treks offer the best guide and porters for you during your Annapurna base camp trek. We have very knowledgeable, experienced, friendly and professional guides and porters. They will take care of you during the trek. The guide will lead you and take you through the best trekking routes and the porter will carry your heavy bags safely throughout the trek. They will always reach out to the trekkers for help.

      Travel insurance for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

      There are chances of altitude sickness and many other unexpected incidents during your Annapurna base camp trek. So, to be safe and secured we recommend you to have travel insurance. The travel insurance should cover the medical services and emergency helicopter rescue. This will give you peace of mind and you can enjoy the trip safely.

      Safety on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal

      The Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal is completely safe. If you are travelling with Welcome Nepal Treks you don’t need to worry about the safety. Our first priority is the safety of our customers. We provide the best guides and porters who will be there for you to help throughout the trek. They also carry medical kits in case of any health issues.

      Why Annapurna Base Camp Trek

      The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular and beautiful treks in Nepal. The trek is an adventurous experience that takes you through hills, rhododendron and alpine forests, mountains, glacial rivers, waterfalls and pretty villages. The trek offers the stunning views of numerous mountains like: Hiunchuli, Dhaulagiri, fishtail, Annapurna ranges and many more. The trek brings you closer to the beautiful nature and the cultures of Annapurna region. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek offers thrilling and magical trekking experience for a lifetime. Travelers visiting Nepal must do this Annapurna base camp trek.

      Where to book your next trip to the Annapurna?

      Booking a trip is the most important thing in your trek. The whole fun, experience, service, and memories you get in the trip will come down to choosing whom to travel with. So, you should pay proper attention to it.

      Welcome Nepal Treks is the best option for you as we have been in the travel industry for such a long time and have dealt with different travelers from different countries.

      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.

      Tipping in Annapurna Base Camp Trek 

      Should I give the guides and porters tips on my next trip to the Annapurna? This question may raise interest in the new trekkers. It is not mandatory to give tips to the guides and porters on the journey to the Annapurna. However,  the guides and porters do expect tips from the trekkers. If you find the service and company of guides and porters great, it is not a big deal to give a certain sum of money as a tip. It also works with the people you get service from in the hotels and lodges. You may also meet children during the walk. Rewarding the kids with chocolates is a great experience to have. The smile you bring on the children’s faces will give you a whole new level of satisfaction. It will boost their confidence and motivation to put extra effort into what they do, which is positive.

      • Q1. How Difficult and How Long Is Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

        The hike to the Annapurna Base Camp is different as per the itinerary and name of the trek. It usually is around 6-12 days. Meanwhile, Annapurna Circuit Trek is usually more than 12 days to the longest of 21 days. The ABC Trek distance is around 110km. You have to walk around 10 km on average for 6 hours every day.

      • Talking about EBC or ABC, which one is more difficult? It is known to most people that Annapurna because of its moderate weather and trekking trails has the edge over Everest on the accessibility. Everest Region has too extreme weather and rugged trails making it hard for travelers to walk on. Not only is this, in Everest Trek there a high chance that you may suffer from altitude sickness or acute mountain sickness which is not a far-fetched possibility in Annapurna Trek. 

      • Money exchanges are usually found in Kathmandu and Pokhara. If you want to convert your money to Nepalese rupees, you should exchange it when you are in Pokhara or Kathmandu. You will not find money exchanges during the trekking journey. However, you can find ATMs from where you can withdraw your money. But, you have to ensure whether the card supports the very machine.

      • Well, Nepalese rupees are the best acceptable currency you can use on the trek. It becomes easier for the shopowners and the hotel owners to do calculations if you pay in rupees. You can still pay in your own currency but it is not a suggested way. You have to check out the exchange rate every day which is a very tedious job. It is so boring to even think about paying in the foreign currency according to the exchange rate daily. It becomes easier for you to plan your expenses if you don’t have to think about exchanging.

      • The trek to Annapurna is an easier trekking trail with great weather. So, a person with beginner-level expertise can easily complete the trek making it a trek suitable for people of all age groups. I.e. Kids to old people. You can book the ABC Trek with kids and can take them on a life-changing adventure. It will teach your children many things which textbooks and the school never will. Annapurna Trek can be the first trek for your children. The experience they get from this adventure will be fundamental for other trekking expeditions ahead in the future.

      • Learning Nepali for a trek to Annapurna is not mandatory. You are provided with a guide who is an expert in translating things and making you understand the gist eventually. But, if you want to dive deep into the Nepalese culture by talking about it with the local people, learning it causes no damage. Learning a new language means you are open to much more things and meeting more people. All in all, you don’t have to learn Nepali, but if you want, it is even better.

      • It is advised to get travel insurance for your next Annapurna Tour. There have not been such adverse cases. But, it is still better to have travel insurance. It will mentally help you to stay calm and enjoy the trip to the fullest. Not worrying about anything and just enjoying the moment before your eyes are what the trek aspires to educate all the trekkers.

      • We at Welcome Nepal Treks respect your decision and life choices. There can be any sort of emergency work to do even if you have already booked the travel package. Keeping this in mind, we offer a lifetime deposit policy that gives you the opportunity to transfer your deposit to any other trip. If you wish to cancel the booked trip already, we charge a small cancelation amount. To know more about booking, cancelation, and discounts, please visit our terms and conditions.

      • Annapurna Trek with or without a guide can be a popular question among trekkers from all around the globe. You can complete ABC Trek without a guide but it isn't suggested. Guides are there to help you when the trail becomes way too hard. You won’t feel the importance of a guide until something unexpected happens. There are times when the going gets tough. Complications like shortness of breath, fatigue, and altitude sickness can happen. A guide is trained to tackle these problems so that the travelers feel safe. So, going to Annapurna with a guide is a great decision. While marching to the loftiest peak, you can just feel that there is someone who can help you if the tables turn against you.

      What Our Clients Say
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        Kyndall HudsonFrance Jan 19, 2023

        Must try this trek

        Highly, highly recommended!!! If you are going to do any tours in Nepal just go with welcome Nepal treks. You will be highly satisfied. I did the Annapurna base camp with this company and they were very fast at delivering the services and meet our needs. The price is affordable and the team is professional.

        Annapurna base camp trek is the perfect trek where we can explore, find, observe and learn the beauty of nature and cultures of Nepal at the same time. This was the best trek of my life.

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        Karen HausmanAustralia Dec 10, 2022

        Annapurna base camp trek- the most beautiful trek

        Wow! I really loved my trek to Annapurna base camp. My guide Sajan was a wonderful guide with lots of knowledge. He was with me throughout the journey helping and guiding me properly. I was even provided the sleeping bags and down jackets for the trip. The trek was short and easy too. I was completely impressed by the beauty of nature. It was a great experience in a new area with new people and unique lifestyle. Welcome Nepal treks did great job. I will be back soon!