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Annapurna Base Camp Trek


Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the well name moderate trek, “ABC”  or Annapurna base camp is used by professional climbers hoping to conquer the iconic peak of Annapurna. This popular trek ascends to the base camp at 4200 meters. The ABC trek or Annapurna base camp trek trail takes you through the middle of the beautiful Annapurna conservation project area, taking in spectacular views of the wider Annapurna Himalayan mountain range. This classic trek is also known as the ‘Annapurna sanctuary trek’.

Annapurna takes its name from the Hindu goddess of nourishment; Anna meaning ‘food’ or ‘grains’ and purna, ‘fulfillment’. Every year thousands of trekkers visit this trail and alongside Everest Base camp, it is widely regarded as one of the top 10th trekking destinations in the world.

During ABC trek, the breathtaking views of the Annapurna Himalaya can first be seen from the lakeside city of Pokhara. Many trekkers will arrive in Pokhara before beginning the trek and a boat trip out on to the lake will not disappoint, with countless famous peaks visible, towering above the city. Once on the trail, spectacular views unfold hour by hour and day by day. In spring time the whole forest turns red, pink and white with rhododendron flowers. The Poon hill and ABC trek route takes trekkers through many ethnic communities including the Magar, Gurung and Thakali and the opportunity to observe the daily lives of these peoples provides a fascinating added cultural dimension to the trek. With the highest point of the trek at a moderately high altitude of 4200 meters, some hiking experience and an average or above level of fitness is recommended. The walking and views in this region are inspiring and this trek certainly deserves it’s famous reputation. It can also serve as an excellent starting point for those looking to undertake some of the more extreme Himalayan treks in the future.

As with all our treks including Annapurna Base Camp Trek, we can be flexible with the itinerary and can adjust many details according to your time, availability and special interests.


One of the stunning sunrise over the Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri from Poon Hill
Dominating view of Fishtail and 360 degree amazing view of Himalayan giant from Annapurna Base Camp (4130m)
Enjoy the best of Nepal snow-capped peaks, lush valleys and diverse ethnic villages
Travel with expert local guide on a route set up to provide the best adventure experience
A superb Nepal adventure holiday warm and relaxing hot spring at end of trek at Jhinu Danda



Day 1 : Arrival at Tribhuvan International airport Kathmandu. Pick up by Sherpa Brothers treks representative, transfer to hotel check in and welcome drink from receptionist. Rest and briefing about trip, O/N in hotel with bed & breakfast

Day 2 : Fly 30 minutes or Drive to Pokhara 7 hours by tourist bus, check in hotel, sightseeing around lakeside, O/N in hotel with bed & breakfast

Day 3 : Drive 1 hours 15 minutes to Nayapool and trek start to Banthanti (2,073m / 6,802ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 5 hours

Day 4 : Trek to Ghore pani (2,860m / 9,384ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 3 hours

Day 5 : Hike to top of Poon Hill (3210m / 10528ft) for sun rise view, breakfast at same tea house and trek to Tadhapani (2630 meters / 8629 ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 6 hours

Day 6 : Trek to Chomrong (2,140 m / 7021 ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 4 hours

Day 7 : Trek to Dovan (2,600 m / 8,530 ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 4.5 hours

Day 8 : Trek to Machhapuchre Base Camp (3,700 meters / 12,139 ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 5 hours

Day 9 : Trek to Annapurna base camp, final point of this trek hiking around ABC (4130meters / 13550 ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 3 hours

Day 10 : Trek to Bamboo (2,310 meters / 7,677 ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 6 hours

Day 11 : Trek to Jhinu (1,780 meters / 5,839 ft), relaxing shower in hot spring, O/N in tea house : Approx 5 hours

Day 12 : Trek to Siwi village trek ends and drive to Pokhara (800m / 26,24ft) : Approx 6 hours, O/N in hotel with bed & breakfast

Day 13 : Flight 30 minute or drive 7 hours to Kathmandu. Rest, free time and last minute shopping in Kathmandu, O/N in hotel with bed & breakfast

Day 14 : Final departure; as per flight time, pick up from hotel and drop 3 hour earlier to international airport for home departure

Services Includes

    • Accommodation and 3 times meal during Annapurna base camp trekking itinerary period
    • Professional and experience License holder trekking guide salary, insurance
    • Porter salary, equipments and insurance
    • Flight / tourist bus to Pokhara
    • Private transportation to Nayapool and back to Pokhara
    • Standard hotel with deluxe BB in Kathmandu for 3 nights
    • Standard hotel in Pokhara with deluxe BB for 2 night
    • Airfare from Pokhara to Kathmandu with guide
    • Private transport for airport receive and departure in Kathmandu
    • ACAP and TIMS permits
    • Trip route map
    • Duffel bag for packing daily trek gear
    • Warm sleeping bag
    • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu

Services Excludes

    • Personal nature expense such as WIFI internet,  data pack, telephone calls, bar and beverage bills bottled drinks including (cold drinks and mineral water/boiled water, laundry)
    • Personal insurance
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, Pokhara
    • Unforeseen accidental rescue
    • Days beyond the itinerary
    • Gratitude to staff


Additional Information

Annapurna base camp trek is moderate difficult rating trek takes 12 days to complete.  Annapurna base camp 4,130 meters, is the highest place. On average, you should be prepared to walk for approximately 6-7 hours each day and you can expect to cover a distance of around 8 – 10 kilometers per day. Annapurna base camp trekking route is one of the best pace trekking in the Himalaya Nepal because most of the ascent is gradual and most nights are spent at low to medium altitudes, with the exception of those at MBC and ABC, where nights are spent at high altitude over 3500m, due to increasing level of altitude, decreasing level oxygen and coldest temperature walking to the final approach to Annapurna base camp itself add physically challenge and demands more endurance. Annapurna base camp trek is worth for planning medium altitude trip could be the great choice for you in the Himalaya attempting to do a family vacation, solo trip or a trip with friends or group excursion. Despite the fact that this trek also involve physical fitness, it is still advised to need some prior hill walking & hiking habit and to prepare physically by doing some hill walking training experience before starting this trip. It is vital that participants with pre-existing medical problems or conditions make these known to Sherpa Brothers Trek at the time of booking.

Accommodation and food during Annapurna Base Camp Trek

In Kathmandu & Pokhara:  3 star Deluxe hotel with bed and breakfast on twin sharing.

On trek:  9 days twin sharing accommodations in tea house (trekking guest house) and meals on full board. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea/ coffee). The tea houses along the trekking route provide basic but comfortable accommodations, with twin sharing rooms available. These tea houses also offer a variety of delicious home cooked meals to keep you energized throughout the day, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Additionally, you can enjoy hot drinks such as tea or coffee to warm up after a long day of trekking.

Travel Insurance

Sherpa Brothers Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. take every care to make our treks safe and enjoyable. All our routes are scouted to ensure the trails are safe and the facilities along route are of an acceptable standard. In addition, we have vast experience of trekking at altitude and are trained to deal with Acute Altitude Sickness. However, due to terrain, weather and altitude, risk is not always predictable in the Himalaya. To ensure you have a worry free time with us, personal travel insurance is essential to cover the cost of unforeseen accident, illness or rescue. The costs involved can be large and personally overwhelming in the unlikely event of accident or injury.
All Nepalese staff, guides and porters employed by Sherpa Brothers Pvt. Ltd. are covered locally but we regret that we cannot offer insurance for our clients.

When is the best time to do ABC Trek

While Nepal can be visited all year, the best times to go walking and trekking to Annapurna base camp are in the spring (late February – May) and autumn (late September-Mid December).

Autumn; The best time of year to do Annapurna base camp trek is supposedly in the autumn. With dry weather and crisp, clear skies, the mountain views are at their best. Since the summer monsoon, the countryside has been lush and green.
Spring; As the weather warms up in late February and May wide variety of trekking options become available. The gorgeous magnolia and rhododendron will be in bloom, even though the skies may be cloudier than in the fall. If you want to trek in Annapurna base camp in the both fall and spring time, you should book well in advance because the popular trails can get crowded during this time and flight, transport and tea house fill up fast.
Winter; Generally, winter brings bright, dry days, though the evenings are bitterly cold at altitude and snow can block certain path. Winter can be an excellent time to do Annapurna base camp trek, because there are fewer tourists, even though a high-altitude cross trek such as Annapurna circuit, Manasalu trek, Chola Pass, Three High Pass might not be feasible during this season due to snow high passes can be blocked.

Required gears check list for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Having the right gear for Annapurna base camp trek ensures that you are prepared for adventure and all challenges or emergencies that may arise during your mountain adventures. From proper clothing and footwear to essential tools and safety equipment, your gear provides the necessary support and protection needed to navigate through rugged terrains and unpredictable weather conditions.

Below we present you a basic complete packing list suitable for this trek.

Hiking gears

Day bag 1 – your main gear will be carried by a porter (up to 12kg) per trekker. You will need to carry your own daypack. 30-35L is sufficient.

Dry Bag 1 – This keep your bag, cloth dry from possible wet object and rain

Walking pole 1 – ( if necessary) Trekking poles can reduce the impact on your joints by up to 20%. They are great for knee while going down. We recommend adjustable Black Diamond trekking poles

Water bottle or camel bag 1 – Capacity to carry 3 litre of water. Options: 2 x 1.5 litre wide mouth nalgene bottles or 2 litre platypus + 1 litre water bottle.

Head light 1 – You will need a headlamp with good light output for any late night toilet journeys, and importantly for Hike to Annapurna base camp day. Petzl make renowned and affordable headlamps

Knife / Multi tools – 1

Cloth and body wear

Down jacket 1 – You’ll need this for the Annapurna base camp night as well as in the evenings at lodge camp when you’re tired, you feel the cold a lot more.

Sleeping bag 1 – rated 0°F, -20°F.

Light or medium wight warm hiking trouser 2 – an option of convertible trousers.

For the colder parts of the trek you’ll need good winter hiking pants – just make sure they are breathable.

Warm liner 1 – For extra warmth in sleeping bag.

Warm and sun hats 1 – lot of heat is lost through your head, so be sure to get a warm thermal hat as well as one that protects your neck from the harsh rays of the sun.

Fleece / jacket and pants 1 – Modern technical fleeces (such as Polartec) make excellent insulation layers.

Windproof jacket and Pants 1 – pants with full-length zips make getting them on and off quick and easy.

Long and half sleeve hiking shirt 3 – As per you body size lightweight, moisture wicking long and short sleeved shirts.

Buff for (neck and head) – 1

Walking boot 1 – We recommend light- to mid-weight waterproof boots with good ankle support. You don’t need to go full-mountaineering boot.

Gloves / mittens 2 – For the cold nights through the trek and for the Annapurna base camp day, we recommend heavyweight, insulated, preferably water resistant gloves.

Warm hiking socks (wool / synthetic) 3-4, pairs of outer socks and 2-3 pairs of liner socks. We also recommend bringing 1 x thick thermal socks for larke day.

Gaiter 1 – Help keep your trousers clean in dusty, wet and muddy trail conditions

Flip flap/ Sandal 1 – To wear around after a day’s trek we recommend bringing a pair of sandals

Sun protection, health hygiene and water

Sun cream 1 – SPF 40+ Sunscreen is very important as the sun’s rays are much stronger at altitude.

Sun glass 2 – (incase of one broke) choose high UV protection glasses of any brand as sun intensity after 3500 is very high.

Sun hat 1 – if possible go for a hat that is wide-brimmed for protection, and has a neck cover if you aren’t going to be wearing a neck gaiter

Lip guard 1 – To keep your lip moisturized in dry air and the stronger sun ray

Tooth brush – 1

Face wash soap – 1

Sanitizer wipes – 2/2

Towel – 1

Electrolyte/Sports drink powdered formula for adding to your water Water can get pretty boring, so it’s a good idea to bring along an electrolyte formula that’s flavored to your liking.

Snacks Energy bars of your preference – plan for 2-4 per day Snacks such as energy bars, trail mix, and candy can help give you a quick energy boost while on the trail. Just avoid anything with caffeine in it.

Ear plugs – For light sleepers. Snoring travels in quiet high altitude lodges

Prescription medicine

Water purifier tablet / lightweight pen filter

Toilet paper – Bring two rolls of toilet paper, one to keep in your daypack for use on the trail, and one in your duffel for use at tea house camp. Taking the cardboard center out makes it easier to transport.

Menstrual product for her

Diamox (if using)

Blister plasters – different shapes and sizes

Antibiotic cream or ointment


Foot powder

Nail cutter

Personal belonging items


Cash Visa / credit card

Cell phone

Power bank backup and charger – The standard voltage of electricity in Nepal is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. You can use your electric or electronic appliances in Nepal without a voltage converter.

Camera / Gopro

If hiking is something you’ve done before, you should know what is essential? How to pack and use gears? Layer clothes to stay warm and dry. It’s fairly easy for beginners if we concentrate on a few fundamental ideas here;

Important things to bear in mind before travelling from home and while on ABC trek:

Bring essential trekking equipment on the plane with you, especially your walking boots, in case your luggage is delayed.

Pack a minimum of a jacket, rain pants, cameras, water, sunglasses, and a camera in your day pack. Since your main luggage won’t be accessible until the end of your trek for the day, pack any additional items you might need.

We will provide you duffel bag for your trip gear packing. Your main duffel bag will be carried by the porters. This pack can only hold a maximum weight of 12 kg per trekkers. Extra porters are needed for bags that are overweight or large.

To protect clothing from moisturizing objects, rain, and snow, place it in a dry bag.

Sherpa Brothers Treks key tips to you for staying warm in the mountains during ABC , Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

The weather on the mountain is an unpredictable and subject to sudden changes. Low clouds, mist, and fog can make for a chilly and moist stroll even when it’s not raining. Even on a sunny day, the wind chill factor can make it feel very cold.

Never remain in wet clothes; as soon as you arrive at the campsite, change into dry ones.

You need outer layer to shield you from the cold wind and provide warmth in chilled weather. It should be both waterproof and breathable to resist liquid water passing through, but allow water vapour to pass through, facility to block out rain and snow while allowing vapour from sweat to evaporate.

In very cold weather, if you sweat and your base layer cannot keep the moisture out of your body, you run the risk of becoming chilled or, worse, hypothermic. To avoid the risk your inner or base layer shouldn’t be cotton, it needs to be wicking sweat, moisturize away from your body and breathable. Likewise, your mid-layer or next layer need to be warm and insulating helps sweat escape while retaining body heat.

You’ll need clothing for sleeping, relaxing in the evening, and trekking during the day. Since temperatures can vary due to changing altitude. Layers are therefore essential.

Clothes that are quick to dry, hand washable, breathable, and lightweight are ideal.

Not made of cotton! Cotton absorbs moisture rapidly since it doesn’t let it out.

It is not appropriate to hike in jeans, so don’t pack them.

Since cold weather shortens the life of batteries, bring extra sets.

Sherpa Brothers Treks Tips: How can you be practical and friendly with your ABC Trekking gears ?

Your daypack needs to be comfortable, with adjustable shoulder straps, and a hip belt. Choose one that fits properly, has room for a hydration bladder and water bottles, and is big enough to fit your rain gear, a few layers, and other daily necessities because you’ll be wearing it all day.

Not all daypacks come with a built-in rain cover; make sure to check and buy one separately.

Practice packing and unpacking your duffel bag and daypack; knowing where everything goes can be very helpful on those cold mornings when you struggle to get started.

Practice hiking with your boots, poles and your daypack. Experiment with putting on and taking off your daypack and adjusting it to fit different clothing layers combination.

Keep in mind what you will be doing before your trek, you’ll be able to leave excess luggage at the hotel in Kathmandu while you on trekking.

Don’t hesitate to ask us, get in touch with any questions you have. Our friendly and experienced team members will always be happy to help you.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek reservation cancellations policy

There will be no fees associated with cancellations made more than 45 days prior to departure.
A penalty of 30% of the total trip cost will apply for cancellations made between 30 and 44 days prior to departure.
60% of the total trip cost will be lost for cancellations made between 15 and 29 days prior to departure.
If a cancellation is made 14 days prior to departure, there will be no reimbursement.

Additional specifications for Annapurna Base Camp Trek
When making your reservation, please let us know about any special needs you may have so that we can make responsible efforts to accommodate your requests and special requirements, as long as the locations and resources allow.

Tour Cost & Schedule

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Trip Facts

  • GradeTrip Grade :   Moderate
  • Duration Trip Durations :  12 Days From Kathmandu
  • Point Highest Point :  4,110m / 13,550ft
  • Season Best Season :  Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec - Mar to June
  • Meal Plan Meal Plan : Breakfast in Kathamandu, Pokhara and Full board on Trek

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