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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp or “ABC” 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 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.

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 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, we can be flexible with the itinerary and can adjust many details according to your time, availability and special interests.

Trip Facts

  • Trip duration : - 12 days from Kathmandu
  • Highest point : - (4,130m /13550ft) Annapurna base camp.
  • Best season : - October, November, March, April and May.
  • Meal plan : - Breakfast in Kathmandu, Pokhara & Full board on Trek
  • Physical rating: -

  • Day 01 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 02 Half day sightseeing around world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley and preparation for the trip. In the evening welcome dinner offer from Sherpa Brothers treks at Typical Nepalese cultural restaurant, O/N in hotel with bed & breakfast
  • Day 03 Fly 30 minutes or Drive to Pokhara 6 hours by tourist bus, check in hotel, sightseeing around lakeside, O/N in hotel with bed & breakfast
  • Day 04 Drive 1 hours 15 minutes to Nayapool and trek to Banthanti (2,073m / 6802ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 5 hours
  • Day 05 Trek to Ghore pani (2860m / 9384ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 3 hours
  • Day 06 Hike up to 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 5.5 hours
  • Day 07 Trek to Chomrong (2140 meters / 7021 ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 4 hours
  • Day 08 Trek to Dovan (2600 meters / 8530 ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 4.5 hours
  • Day 09 Trek to Machhapuchre Base Camp (3700 meters / 12139 ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 5 hours
  • Day 10 Trek to Annapurna base camp, hiking around ABC (4130meters / 13550 ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 2.5 hours
  • Day 11 Trek back to Bamboo (2310 meters / 7677 ft), O/N in tea house : Approx 6 hours
  • Day 12 Trek to Jhinu (1780 meters / 5839 ft), relaxing shower in hot spring, O/N in tea house : Approx 5 hours
  • Day 13 Trek to Nayapul and drive Pokhara (800m / 26,24ft) : Approx 5 hours, O/N in hotel with bed & breakfast 

OR Alternativly

  • Day 13 Trek to Potana (1814m / 5949ft), O/N in tea house  : Approx 6 hours
  • Day 14 Trek to Pokhara : Approx 4 hours, O/N in hotel with bed & breakfast
  • Day 15 Flight to Kathmandu for 25 minutes. Rest, free time and last minute shopping in Kathmandu, O/N in hotel with bed & breakfast
  • Day 16 As per flight time, pick up from hotel and drop 3 hour earlier to international airport for home departure
Cost Included

  • Accommodation and Breakfast during 11 days Annapurna base camp trekking period
  • Professional and experience License holder trekking guide salary, insurance
  • Porter salary, equipments and insurance
  • Private transportation 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
  • Airport receive and departure 3 times
  • ACAP and TIMS permits
  • Trip route map
  • Duffel bag for packing daily trek gear
  • Warm sleeping bag
  • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu
  • Half day word heritage sites sightseeing in Kathmandu
Cost Excluded

  • Personal nature expense
  • Bar beverage bills
  • Personal insurance
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, Pokhara during trek
  • Unforeseen accidental rescue
  • Days beyond the itinerary
  • Tips for staff
Additional Info

Physical Grading Level

Three circle is moderate grade trek. It usually requires 5-6 hours walk every day. The trail itself is not altitude demanding however participant has to be physically fit with positive attitude. Past trekking, Hiking and jogging or regular exercise from couple of weeks prior of the trip is worth to enhance your walking strength and stability. Participants with pre- existing medical problem should inform to SBT at the time of  booking the trip.

Accommodation and Food on Trip

3 nights, 3 star Deluxe BB accommodation in Kathmandu, 2 night deluxe BB in Pokhara and 12 days comfortable twin sharing accommodations in tea house (trekking guest house) and meals on full board. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea/ coffee).

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.
Sherpa Brothers Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. is not liable should anything go wrong due to unforeseen circumstances.
When choosing an insurance policy be sure to confirm with your insurer that your policy covers adventure holidays and trekking at high altitude. Some insurers makes special exception for these types of trip so please read the small print and contact your insurer if you are unsure.

  • Required gears check list
  • Down jacket – 1
    Sleeping bag – 1
    Light warm walking trouser – 2
    Sun glass – 2
    Walking pole – 1
    Hat – 1
    Phillips jacket – 1
    Windproof jacket – 1
    T- shirt – 3
    Walking boot – 1
    Gloves – 2
    Day bag – 1
    Water bottle – 1
    Torch light – 1
    Warm socks – 4
    Sun cream – 1
    Lip guard – 1
    Tooth brush – 1
    Face wash soap – 1
    Flip flap/ Sandal – 1
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