Trip Overview

Trek Name : Annapurna Base Camp 
Maximum Altitude :  4,130m/13,810ft
Trip Duration : 11 Days
Group Size : 1 to 20 Pax
Best Time : Autumn/Fall
Difficulty Level : Moderate
Start / End Point : Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Total Distance : 110km/68Miles
Activity : 4-6 hrs walking(Approx.)
Nature of Trek : Teahouses/Lodge

Are you willing to do Annapurna Base Camp trekking? If yes, you’re in the right webpage. Here, you will learn everything you should know regarding 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. In fact, mostly rocky hikers select ABC trek before Everest Base Camp Trekking.

Unlike Everest Base Camp Trek, you can do this trek if you’re a novice trekker. It is the classical treks in the world that offers breathtaking Mountain View, the sight of the typical Nepali village, and allows you to enjoy inside the Annapurna Conservation area.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek(In short ABC )is one of the most wanted hikes throughout the world. It is an astonishing walk via assorted landscape exploring diverse cultures, traditional lifestyle, 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 the duration and level of difficulty.

On the basis of the difficulty of trekking, ABC is a moderately difficult trek in Annapuran Region.

sunrise at Annapurna Base Camp

As this hike starts the magnificent views of the Himalayan ranges, peaceful nature, and cultural richness. Upon reaching the base camp of Annapurna, you shall have the 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 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.

How to Go and Away?

Kathmandu is the starting point and Pokhara is the ending point of ABC Hiking. If you want to fly Kathmandu to Pokhara, it takes 25 minutes to reach Pokhara. But, if you don’t want to stay in Pokhara before the ABC trek, We can go directly from Kathmandu to the trekking starting point Nayapul by using Bus or Microbus. Kathmandu to Nayapaul takes about 9-10 hours by driving.

It’s easy to go to the starting point of the ABC trek. If you start your trek from Kathmandu then you need to go directly to Nayapul(Starting Point) of ABC by catching the Bus from New Buspark, Kathmandu.

Quick Overview

Below are some facts which you should know before the trekking to ABC.

Mountain Sights : Annapurna I, Fishtail, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Hiunchuli, Annapurna Fang, Tent Peak, Tharpu Chuli, Gandharba Chuli and many more. If you go through Poon Hill Trekking, you will see in addtion Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche.

Trekking Duration:7 to 11 days from and to Kathmandu.

Maximum Altitude: Annpaurna Base Camp(4,130m)

Trip Mode: Solo or Group Tours.

Transportation Mode: Tourist Bus, Private Cab

Foods on Trekking:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Trekking Equipment:You can buy or hire Equipment in Thamel, Kathmandu

But if you don’t want to drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, you can take a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. and if you wish to stay one night at Pokhara before trek and don’t want to fly, you need to catch Tourist Bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara at 6:30 Am.

After returning back from Base camp, you can either take a Bus or Private Car from Ghandruk to Pokhara or Nayapul to Pokhara. You can also come back to Kathmandu directly from Nayapul.

Let’s dive into how to go Abc:

  • Take a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara 25min. and drive to Nayapul to start a trek
  • Catch a Local Microbus from KTM to Pokhara or up to Nayapul.
  • KTM to Pokhara by Tourist Bus(7 hours) and Next day drive to Nayapul

Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Short trek implies a short version of the ABC route. Even if you are going to trek the first time in Nepal, you can do ABC short trek in 7 days. In this short version, Ghandruk starts and Ends Point. We will drive up to the Road ending point of Ghandruk at the beginning of the trek. And after back from ABC, we’ll take a vehicle from Kimche- Ghandruk.

7 days Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek is the best alternative for those who want to accomplish the ABC trek in a short period. If you’re an experienced trekker you can do even 5 to 6 days from KTM to Pokhara.

on the way to Annapurna Base Camp

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

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

How much does the Annapurna Base Camp Trek package cost ?

Annapurna Base Camp trek package price depends on participants on group, trekking time, and mode of trip.

According to size of group, per person trip price falls down. Similarly during the main trekking season, it is difficult to get packages at a low price due to high demand. Nonetheless, the mode of trip( standard, luxury and budget) also decides the price of the trip.

Package price/cost

No. of people Price Per Person
1 person USD 950
2 person USD 664
3 person USD 678
4 to 6 person USD 625
7 to 9 person USD 615
10 + (more than 10) USD 588

Cost Includes:

  • Private transfers for your international flight 2 times (arrival/ departure).
  • Tourist Bus transfer from Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu as a round trip.
  • 1 nights accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • 1night accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Meals during Trekking Days, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
  • Trekking permitsand TIMS Card for Trek.
  • Experienced English-speaking license holder local guide for 11 days.
  • 1 strong porter for on the basis of 2 guests.
  • Guide and Porter’s food, accommodation, insurance, and necessary ground transportation.
  • Pokhara Fewa Lakeside to Nayapul, from Dhampus Phedi to Fewa Lakeside transportation by private vehicle.
  • First Aids Kit.
  • Duffel Bag.
  • Oximeter ( To minimize Altitude risk ).
  • Local fresh fruit ( Pomegranates and Apple and .. )
  • 13% Government VAT and official charge.

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
  • Any types of Drinks and Bar Bills.
  • Any types of personal nature expenses.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Tips for the crew.
  • Any other things which are not mentioned on INCLUDED.
annapurna base camp vs annapurna circuit Avalanche


There is a high risk of avalanches on ABC trekking. Not whole route but from Hinku Cave near Deurali to ABC is risk zone. Normally during the Autumn season it is avalanche free trekking. But we should pay attention to avalanche trekking in winter and spring.


The current conditions of Annapurna base camp are just ok since only 5 small tea houses are there. It is very hard to get a private room there during the main trekking season. It is even difficult to get a shared room there in the peak seasons.

Distance from Bamboo

Distance from bamboo to Annapuran base camp is 16.7 kilometers/10.3 miles. It takes 2 days for trekkers to get ABC. So that trekkers can acclimate before 4130m. But whilst returning back to Bamboo from ABC, 1 day(7-8hr walk) is enough.

Trek from Pokhara

If you are staying in Pokhara and planning to hike to ABC, it is easy as from Kathmandu. We can buy a permit in Pokhara and drive to trekking starting point Nayapul. You can do ABC trek from Pokhara within 6 days.


Amazing ABC Trekking

Rated 5 out of 5

We were 2 friends who did the Annapurna Base Camp trek via Ghorepani Poon Hill with guide Ram and porter Dipendra Jan/Feb 2018. It was very comfortable, familiar, and professional with these guys. We had a great tour and a lot of fun. Jayaram responded to all our questions very quickly. Outstanding warm hospitality!
100% Recommendation! Support this small local trekking company in Kathmandu.
Thank you, Jayaram for this perfect trip.

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Peter M.


Package Name: ABC Trek


    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 attainable 10-15km(5 to 6 hours) each day walking.

    How long does the trek take?

    7 to 12 days.
    The duration of this hike ranges between 5 to 12 days depending on starting and ending points. If you wish to do classical(long), it takes around 12 days from/to Kathmandu. Likewise, if you’re limited with time, you can do a 5 to 7 days short trek from/to Kathmandu. So in summary: For the short trek 5 to 7 days and for the long trek, 12 days that includes the most popular Ghorepani poon hill trekking too.

    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 it 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 challenging treks that lead you to the foothills of the top of the world. In order to do this 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 EBC trek.

    What is the maximum of the highest point of Trek?

    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.
    What should I bring to the Annapurna base camp trek?
    Here is the ultimate packing list that you should bring to trek ABC.
    Worn-in Hiking Boots
    Leggings or hiking pants.
    Trekking socks
    A warm down jacket
    A warm hat
    For the details please visit our trekking equipment checklist.

    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 Pokhara and drive to Nayapul. Option 2, you can drive to Nayapul directly from Kathmandu or from Pokhara( depends on the places where you want.) By road, you can use private vehicles, or tourist buses, or local buses. From Nayapul, you can reach ABC by walking.

    What is the height of the Annapurna base camp?

    The height of ABC is 13,550′feet/4,100m from sea level. This is the maximum elevation that you’ll get on this trekking. Upon 1 overnight staying at this level, we’ll go back to Pokhara.

    When is the best time to trek Annapurna base camp?

    There are 2 main seasons(best time) for trekking in Nepal. The first is in late September to Mid December when the weather is dry, warm, and crystal view. Likewise, the second is March to May(Known as Spring) when it can be wetter than Autumn but flowers are in bloom.
    This season is busiest as everyone wants to visit the base camp in the best seasons. However, if you like fewer tourists on trekking, you should visit some weeks later or before the main seasons.

    What are the Permits that needed for Annapurna Base Camp?

    Likewise, for others trekking in Annapurna Region, in order to trek ABC, TIMS Card and Annapurna Conservation Areas Permits are required. You will get these permits either in Kathmandu or in Pokhara. By obtaining these two permits you can enter Annapurna Trekking.

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