Trip Name : Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Maximum Altitude :  4,130m/13,810ft
Trip Duration : 9 Days ( 5 Days as Shortest Itinerary ) 
Group Size : 1 person to 10 Person
Best Time : Autumn and Spring
Difficulty Level : Easy to Moderate
Start / End Point : Kathmandu
Total Distance : 88km ( 55 Miles )
Activity : 5 to 7 Hours walking (Approximate)
Nature of Trek : Teahouses/Lodge

Overview of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Are you willing to do Annapurna Base Camp Trekking ( Hike )? If yes, you’re in the right place. Here, you will get information on everything you should know before trekking to Annapurna Base Camp ( ABC ).

In Nepal, there are the two most popular base camp hikes. They are Annapurna Base Camp and Everest Base Camp. Mostly rocky Hikers opt for the ABC trek before Everest Base Camp Trekking. So if you are a newbie hiker, ABC Hiking is for you.

Unlike Everest Base Camp Trek, you can do this trek even if you’re a novice trekker ( entry-level trekker ). Trekking to ABC is one of the best classical treks in the world that offers breathtaking Mountain Views, the sight of the typical Nepali village, and allows you to enjoy inside the Annapurna Conservation area.

We at Base Camp Hike Pvt Ltd are pleased to present our well-crafted 9 DAYS ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK WITH POON HILL, which will give you an experience of LIFETIME. If you don’t have 9 days’ time, we’ve also SHORT ABC TREKKING PACKAGE that you can do within 5 days from and to Pokhara. Bookings are available now for 2024 and 2025 where you’ll get affordable package prices and discounts. To reserve your seat, it is a very easy way to book with us. You can book this trip in less than 5 minutes. Our team is more than willing to customize this package to align with your holiday schedule, budget, and physical capabilities. When it comes to a reliable Trekking company for trekking to Annapurna Base Camp, look no further and get in touch with us.

Cost for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Cost for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

According to Base Camp Hike’s plan, it costs USD 598 per person ( double occupancy basis ) for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking. However, this price is fluctuate season by season. Cost depends on the participants in the group, trekking time ( season ), duration of the trip, and category of package. The PACKAGE PRICE goes down if the group sizes increase. Similarly, during the main trekking season, it is difficult to get packages at a low price due to high demand ( lack a of guide ). Nonetheless, category of the trekking ( standard, luxury, and economy ) also decides the PRICE OF the TRIP.

Cost Per Day

The Cost per day for Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp is USD 66 per person assuming 2 participants and 9-day itinerary.

PRICE FOR ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK ( GUIDED PACKAGE )

No. of Tourist Price Per Person
1 person ( Solo Trekker )  USD 850
2 person USD 598
3 person USD 585
4 person USD 550
5 person USD 536
6 person USD 510
7 person USD 507
8 person USD 498
9 person USD 495
10 person USD 480
sunrise at Annapurna Base Camp

Why Trekking to ABC with Base Camp Hike?

  • We have a team of knowledgeable local guides who are experienced in hiking to the Base Camp of Annapurna.
  • To ensure your health and safety, we will provide you with an Oximeter to measure your Oxygen and Pulse levels at high altitudes.
  • Our itinerary is optimized for a short and enjoyable trip, including the popular Poon Hill trek, and it is designed to be altitude-friendly. For those who are short on time, we also offer a 5 7-day-day plan for the Annapurna Base Camp trek.
  • Our pricing is fair and transparent ( no hidden fees ).
  • We offer a variety of packages to fit your budget, and group discounts, seasonal discounts, and special pricing for families and students are available.
on the way to Annapurna Base Camp

Review of Trail – why we need to visit the Annapurna Base Camp?

The Annapurna Base Camp Hike ( In short ABC Trekking) is one of the most wanted hikes throughout the world. It is an astonishing walk via assorted landscapes exploring diverse cultures, and traditional lifestyles, passing the gleaming mountain vistas and terraced fields. We can find a wide variety of flora and fauna during the hike to ABC.

As the journey leads us to the base of the Annapurna I ( the 10th tallest mountain in the world ), it is gaining popularity because of it’s beauty, duration and level of difficulty.

What to see during the Hike?

During the hike to Annapurna Base Camp, you can experience magnificent views of the Himalayan ranges, peaceful nature, and cultural richness. Upon reaching the base camp of Annapurna, you shall have magnificent views of Mt. Annapurna (8,091m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), and several other peaks.

If you are planning to trek in spring, it provides spectacular views of beautiful flowers including the Rhododendron, the national flower of our country. Passing via astonishing farmlands, breathtaking landscapes, amazing Gurung and Magar villages, and the forest is a lifetime experience in itself.

Highlights

There are plenty of major reasons behind the popularity of the ABC trek. Among them, following the list are highlights.

  1. A short trek near Pokhara
  2. Have picturesque views of the Annapurna ranges, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and other peaks closely.
  3. Amazing view of Modi River from the beginning to the final destination
  4. Gurung Museum in the hamlets of Ghandruk
  5. Bee Hives View from Kyumi
  6. Enjoy the natural Hot Springs at Jhinu Danda
  7. Magical sunrise and sunset over the Annapurna Himalayas

Best Short Itinerary for ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREKKING 

The itinerary for the Annapurna Base Camp Hike can vary based on the chosen route and mode of transportation, such as between Kathmandu and Pokhara. We have a 9-days itinerary that includes the ABC trek and Poon Hill. Without further ado, let’s jump into the BEST ITINERARY.

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Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Distance

The total distance of Annapurna Base Camp Trek will be around 88km as per our 9 days ABC Trekking Itinerary. But if you follow the traditional itinerary, which starts in Nayapul and goes to Annapurna Base Camp via Ghorepani and Poon Hill, the total distance is 110km. The trip ends in Nayapul via Jhinu. On this plan, you will have to walk around 11 kilometers per day (6 hours per day).

The following are each day’s travel distances during trekking to Annapurna Base Camp.

  • Day 1: Day 1: The distance from Kathmandu to Pokhara is 200 km and takes approximately 7 to 8 hours by tourist-bus. Or, if you prefer, you can take a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, which takes approximately 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Day 2: On the second day, the distance is approximately 48 km by car from Pokhara to Hile. The distance from Hile to Ghorepani is approximately 14 km (6 to 7 hours of walking).
  • Day 3: On the third day, the distance from Ghorepani to Tadapani via Poon Hill is approximately 9 km (6 to 7 hours of walking).
  • Day 4 : On the forth day, the distance between Tadapani and Chhomrong is 10km and it takes 5 to 6 hours to walking.
  • Day 5: On the fifth day, the total distance from Chhomrong to Himlalaya is approximately 15km, and it takes 7 to 8 hours to trek.
  • Day 6: On the sixth day, the distance between Himalaya and Annapurna Base Camp is 13km and it takes 5 to 6 hours to walking.
  • Day 7: On the seventh day, the total distance from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo is approximately 16km, and it takes 5 to 6 hours to trek.
  • Day 8: On the eighth day, the distance between Bamboo and Jhinu is 12km and it takes 7 to 8 hours to walking.
  • Day 9: On the ninth day, the total distance from Bamboo to Siwai is 8km, and it takes 3 to 4 hours to walking.

INCLUSION AND EXCLUSION IN 9 DAYS GUIDED TREKKING PACKAGE

Includes in Package:

  • Private transfers for your international flight 2 times ( arrival/ departure )
  • Luxury Tourist Bus Transportation ( Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu )
  • Your hotel in Pokhara to Hile ( trek starting point ) by Private Taxi/Jeep ( depends on group size )
  • Siwai ( Trek Ending Point) to Your hotel in Pokhara Private Taxi/Cab ( depends on group size )
  • Meals on Trekking ( 8 X Breakfast,  8 X Lunch, 7 X Dinner ) 
  • Best available TWIN SHARING TEAHOUSE ACCOMMODATION during Trekking Days
  • All required Trekking Permits
  • Experienced English-speaking license holder Trekking local guide 
  • 1 strong porter ( 2 Guests: 1 Porter, Carries maximum of 20kg )
  • All expenses of Guide and porters including their Insurance
  • First Aid Kit with an Oximeter ( To minimize Altitude risk )
  • Duffel Bag for Trekking ( Should be returned after the Trip )
  • Local fresh fruit each day on the Trip
  • Trekking Completion CERTIFICATE ( if you wish )
  • Government TAXES, VAT, and Company Service Charge

Excludes in Package:

FAQs

How difficult is ABC trek?

It is moderately difficult trekking because the maximum elevation of the journey is 4,130m above sea level. So it’s not high-altitude trekking and the total distance of the trek is approximately 115km. ABC hike is 10-15km ( 5 to 6 hours ) each day walking.

How many days we need for the trek ?

5 to 9 days. The duration of this hike ranges from 5 to 9 days depending on starting and ending points. If you wish to do classical ( long ), it takes around 9 days from/to Kathmandu. Likewise, if you’re limited with time, you can do 5 to 7 days short trek from/to Kathmandu. So in summary, for the very short trek 5 to 7 days and the normal plan, 9 days is enough which includes the most popular Ghorepani poon hill trekking too.

How to get there and away?

Kathmandu is the starting point and Pokhara is the ending point of ABC Hiking according our plans. However if you’re in Pokhara and wants to get package from Pokhara, we can provide you package accordingly. If you want to fly Kathmandu to Pokhara, it takes 25 minutes to reach Pokhara. Likewise, if you don’t want to stay in Pokhara before the trek, We can go directly from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to the trekking starting point Nayapul. Kathmandu to Nayapaul takes about 9-10 hours by driving.

Is Annapurna base camp dangerous? Is it safe to trek?

Some parts are dangerous but not all. Precaution during the trek to ABC is very important for all trekkers, hikers, as well as locals from January to May. On this route, from Dovan to Fishtail Base Camp, there are avalanche areas. It had taken the lives of many trekkers before. However, if you trek with a guide/porter, it’s not a dangerous trek to ABC. Because they know the risky part and how to cross it safely. So all in all trekking to ABC is safe. For details regarding the route, visit is safe to trek Annapurna Base Camp.

Is Annapurna base camp the same as Everest Base Camp?

Not at all. Because the Everest Base Camp Trekking is a challenging trek that leads you to the foothills of the top of the world. For Everest Base Camp trek, your body should be in decent shape. You should have hiking experience as well as training before departing the trek. On another side, trekking to Annapurna Base Camp is a moderately difficult journey. It rewards the 10th-highest peak in the world. It is a very short trek than Everest base camp and you don’t need to be trained like the EBC trek.

How do I get from Kathmandu to Annapurna base camp?

There are 2 major options two get a starting point of trekking to ABC. option 1, you can fly to Pokhara and drive to Nayapul.
Option 2, you can drive to Nayapul directly from Kathmandu. For the option of road transfer, you can use private vehicles, tourist buses, or local buses.

What is the height of the Annapurna base camp?

The maximum point of the trek is 4,130m/ 13,550 feet from sea level. It’s the best place to see Annapurna I, Fishtail, and Annapurna South.

When is the best time to trek to Annapurna base camp?

There are 2 main seasons ( best time ) for trekking in Nepal. During the mid of September to Mid December when the weather is dry, warm, and crystal view. Likewise, March to May ( Known as Spring ) are also best time to visit ABC due it clear weather and temperature.
These 2 season are the busiest as everyone wants to visit the base camp in the best seasons. However, if you want to avoid busy season, you should visit some weeks later or before the main seasons or in other season.

What are the Permits that are needed for Annapurna Base Camp?

Likewise, for others trekking in Annapurna Region, Annapurna Conservation Areas Permit and TIMS Card are required. You will get these permits either in Kathmandu or in Pokhara.

What are the mountains that can see on this trekking?

Annapurna I, Fishtail, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Hiunchuli, Annapurna Fang, Tent Peak, Tharpu Chuli, Gandharba Ch,uli and many more. If you go through Poon Hill Trekking, you will also see Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Tukuche.

What should I bring to the Annapurna base camp hike?

You have to prepare trekking equipment and clothing that is sufficient for an altitude of 4130m. Regarding what to pack for Annapurna Base Camp Trip, you can read here in details, trekking equipment checklist.

Reviews

Wonderful ! Annapurna Base Camp Hike !

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Had a wonderful Annapurna Base Camp Hike. The trek was tailor-made for us and everything was superb. Our guide Kamal was amazing, friendly, and professional! Porter Nabaraj was very kind and helpful. We will be back for a longer trek in Nepal.

We’ll use Base Camp Hike Company again.

Lisa Eger

Better than expected

Rated 5.0 out of 5

I just finished the Annapurna Base Camp trek with my Som, who was superb. I really can only say positive things about Som and his entire team! I will definitely recommend them to others!

Ekaterina Kaldina

Recommended Hiking Company

Rated 5.0 out of 5

This company is professional and honest. Everything was well organized. I got quick responses to every question. We did the Annapurna Base Camp trek in 2022’s late February with Base Camp Hike and it was an unforgettable experience. What an experience guide ( Kamal ) and strong porter they have.

In short, recommended hiking company and guide.

Clara T

Awesome First Time Trekking Experience

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Me and my friend decided to go Trekking in Nepal and as our first trek, we choosed to do the 8 days Annapurna Base Camp trek. We found Base Camp Hike while we were searching Annapurna Base Camp Guided trekking package and booked our trip with them.

Jayaram (director) arranged everything flowed smoothly from the arrival in Kathmandu to the final departure.

Our guide Nabaraj was knowledgeable, and friendly and made sure our experience was a safe and enjoyable one. We had absolute trust in our guide throughout the trekking.

Thank you so much for taking us on this unforgettable journey, we’d definitely recommend Nabaraj and his company to anyone looking to Trekking in Nepal.

Leticia A

Annapurna Basecamp Trek with Poon Hill

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Our group of four did the Annapurna Basecamp Trek including Poon Hill. It was 10 days trek and throughout the trekking, we had clear weather. Views from Annapurna Base Camp was superb. We enjoyed the company and professional guidance of our guide Kamal Khatri, who was very energetic and friendly. Arrangements with the company itself were smooth and easy.

Rose D
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