Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 15 Days

About Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a very popular trekking trail of Nepal, which is also known as Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. Traversing through the beautiful mountain villages, terraced fields, and dense forests, you reach the base of Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m), Annapurna Base Camp. This trek is an easy and good option for novice trekkers. During the trek, you get to see wonderful landscapes and panoramic views of numerous Himalayan mountains. The adventurous trail and lifetime experience that Annapurna Base Camp Trekking offers have attracted thousands of travelers from all around the world every year.

During the Annapurna Base Camp Trek 15 Days, you will trek through fine Ghorepani village. The trail will take you to Poon Hill from where you get to see a glorious sunrise. While passing through many villages, you get to have a glimpse of the daily life of the locals and their unique culture. Similarly, after returning from the Annapurna Base Camp, you pass by Jhinu Danda, where you will get to spend time in a natural hot spring. Snow-capped mountains like Annapurna range (8,091 m), Tent Peak (5,663 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), etc can be seen on the trail.

Variation & Custom Itinerary

If you are planning to spend more time in the Annapurna region, then we highly suggest you Annapurna Circuit Trek or Nar Phu Valley Trek for more adventure. These packages are very famous in the Annapurna region and preferred by many travelers looking for challenges in the Himalayas. We also offer tailor-made options for Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary. Contact us for further information.

Highlights

  • Adventurous and beautiful trail
  • Trek through numerous lush forests and fine villages
  • Spend night in picturesque Ghorepani village
  • Witness stunning sunrise from Poon Hill
  • Explore Annapurna Base Camp
  • Relax in natural hot spring in Jhinu Danda
  • Witness wonderful landscape views
  • Get to see panoramic views of the Himalayan mountains

Itinerary

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Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will get greeted by one of our team delegates. He/she will take you to the hotel that we have already booked for you. You can rest and explore the vibrant streets of Thamel. In the late evening, you will join the welcome dinner organized by the company.

  • Hotel
  • Welcome dinner

The day begins early with a delicious breakfast and a warm cup of coffee. You go on a guided sightseeing tour, where you will visit ancient temples, shrines, palaces, and courtyards. We have arranged a professional guide with you who will brief you about all the places you will visit. In the late afternoon, you prepare for the trek.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast only

After having breakfast, you drive to Pokhara in a private tourist bus/van. The drive will be long and scenic. You get to see beautiful views of lush green hills and rivers on the way. You also have the option to take a short flight to Pokhara. Upon reaching Pokhara, you head to the hotel and relax. The rest of the day is free. You can relax and explore around. Make sure to have a peaceful boat ride on the tranquil Fewa Lake in the evening.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast & lunch

Today, you will take a short drive to Nayapul. From here, you begin trekking towards Tikhedhunga. The trail passes through small villages and lush forests. You will also cross a bridge before reaching Tikhedhunga. 

  • Lodge
  • BLD

From Tikhedhunga, you will cross a small stream and ascend on a steep stone staircase that leads to Ulleri (2,070 m). The trail then continues through dense forests and reaches Nangethanti. Further, the trail passes by lush rhododendron forests and takes you to Ghorepani village. From the village, you get to see excellent views of Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Annapurna South, Mt. Hiunchuli, etc.

  • Lodge
  • BLD

You wake up early in the morning and hike to Poon Hill to witness gorgeous sunrise. After that, you descend back to Ghorepani and continue trekking towards Tadapani. Most part of the trail descends through forested paths. 

  • Lodge
  • BLD

After having breakfast, you drop down through the lush forests of rhododendron. Later, trekking through terraced fields, you descend more towards Kimrong Khola. You will cross a suspension bridge and ascend to Chhomrong village from where superb views of Annapurna South, Mt. Machhapuchhre, and Mt. Himchuli can be seen.

  • Lodge
  • BLD

Leaving Chhomrong behind, you will cross a suspension bridge over a Khola. After that, you will ascend gradually towards Khuldi Ghar. The trail then goes through dense rhododendron & oak forests. You will again trek through the dark forest of bamboo & rhododendron, and ascend towards Dovan.

  • Lodge
  • BLD

Today, the trail will lead you to the base of Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m). After having a warm breakfast, you will ascend and pass by Machhapuchhre Base Camp, which not technically is the base camp because Mt. Machhapuchhre is not allowed to trek. Further, the trail will take you to Annapurna Base Camp from where you will get to see stunning landscape views along with panoramic views of Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli Peak, Fishtail, Lamjung Himal and Barah Shikhar.

  • Lodge
  • BLD

The trail today descends down to Bamboo through Machhapuchhre Base Camp and Dovan. Trekking through the rugged and steep path, you will reach Bamboo where you will spend the night.

  • Lodge
  • BLD

Following the same trail until Chhomrong, you will pass by Khuldighar. Here, you will see an experimental sheep farm. Further, the trail goes through beautiful forests of bamboo and rhododendron. You will descend down on a steep trail and reach Jhinu for the night stay. Here, you can take a bath in a natural hot spring by paying a few bucks. 

  • Lodge
  • BLD

Today, the trail drops down to Nayapul through small villages. From here, you drive back to Pokhara. Upon reaching Pokhara, you head to the hotel. The remaining day is leisure. You can rest and explore as per your wish.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast & lunch

Today, you spend the day exploring around Pokhara. You will be guided by the professional tour guide. 

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast only

Today, you move back to Kathmandu. You have both options to fly your drive to Kathmandu. Either way, you get to see a fantastic landscape. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you move to the hotel. In the evening, you can do the shopping and end the enjoying farewell dinner organized by the company.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast & farewell dinner

You wake up early and prepare to leave. As per your flight departure time, our team representative will take you to the Airport and wishes you a safe flight back to your home.

Cost Details

  • Airport pick-up & drop-off transportation by private vehicle
  • 3 night Twin /Double sharing deluxe accommodation in 2-3 star hotel with breakfast at Kathmandu
  • 2 night Twin /Double sharing deluxe accommodation in 2-3 star hotel with breakfast at pokhara
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu/pokhara Escorted with English speaking guide. Private transportation. Entrance fees
  • Kathamandu/pokhara/Kathamandu flight for clients and guide
  • Accommodation in normal tea house during trek
  • Meals - Breakfast with 2 cups of tea/coffee, lunch, dinner - during trek
  • Annapurna trekking map for group
  • All necessary paper work & permits
  • Conservation entrance fee
  • Tims card fee
  • Government licensed English speaking guide
  • One porter between each two members during trek
  • Accommodation, meals, salary, equipment, transportation & Insurance of trekking staff
  • Travel & rescue arrangement
  • All government taxes
  • International Airfare
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee (US$ 50 per person for 30 days)
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Drinking Water, Electricity bills & hot shower during trek
  • Medical evacuation in case of emergency
  • Personal gear & clothing - these may be available for hire
  • Tips, any expenses of personal nature, clients insurance
  • Soft/hard drinks
  • Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual
  • Anything not specified in the Cost Include section

Useful Information

Annapurna Base Camp Trek route

Annapurna Base Camp Trek begins with a short drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, the starting point of the trek. Trekking through small villages and dense forests of rhododendron, you reach beautiful Ghorepani Village. Next morning, you go on a short hike to Poon Hill and continue trekking towards Annapurna Base Camp. Upon reaching the base camp, you get to see panoramic views of the Himalayan mountains. Further, the trail slowly descends through Bamboo and Jhinu Danda to take you back to Nayapul.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek map

Annapurna Base Camp Trek map is designed following our Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary. The map points out all the villages, where you will be stopping for the night stay along with all the major views of mountains. You can check our Annapurna Base Camp Trek map to clearly understand the trail.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek difficulty & Altitude Sickness

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek. The trail offers mixed terrain and involves several ascends & descends. You have to walk 6 to 7 hours a day to a minimum. There will be a few steep and rugged paths as well. To go on Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, you have to be in good health and physical fitness. Likewise, strong determination and will power are also needed as the trek happens in a remote mountainous region.

Altitude sickness can become a major issue during a high altitude journey if not handled properly. We Adventure Small World has crafted our Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary including ample rest days in between the trek. Other things like drinking plenty of water and avoiding alcoholic drinks & smoking will keep you away from altitude sickness.

Best time to go on Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The best time to go on Annapurna Base Camp Trek is from March to April and mid-September to November, which means spring & autumn. The weather is usually stable during these months with a pleasant climate. Likewise, during spring, you can see many wild-flowers all over the trail, and in autumn, you will get to be part of different festivals.

Accommodation & Meals

You stay overnight in the lodge during Annapurna Base Camp Trekking. Lodges in this part of Nepal offer basic services like a twin-sharing room with a common washroom most of the time. Similarly, you might get a hot shower facility in some villages, but you have to pay a few extra bucks to use the service. If you want a single room, then do let us know beforehand so we can arrange that for you in advance. However, it is not guaranteed you will get a single room, and the price can get double the amount of shared room.

The package includes three meals a day- breakfast, lunch & dinner. All the meals will be served as per the menu of the lodge. You can expect to get home sort of food. Tibetan, Nepali, Indian, and Continental dishes are available on the menu. You will have a range of items to choose from. As the elevation will increase, the menu will get limited.

Communication & Electricity

The network can be available until certain points. As you will be traversing in the remote Himalayan region, the availability of communication is limited. You will get the chance to send a message to your family a few times during the trek. Likewise, locals here are more dependent on solar electricity than hydropower. Charging your electric appliances can be possible at some lodges, however you might have to pay a few extra bucks for that. Therefore, make sure to carry extra pairs of batteries with you.

Isn't trekking in the remote region means getting away from the modern facilities and unwind yourself in nature?

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is very important to keep you safe in case of any emergency. We highly suggest you take out travel insurance that covers things like air evacuation, hospital bills, medical bills, flight cancellation, and theft of property. Foreign travelers are not allowed to take out travel insurance in Nepal, therefore make sure to get a good one in your home country.

Guide & Porter

While trekking with us, you will be guided by professional guides and porters. All of our guides are well-trained and certified with years of expertise to lead groups in the Himalayas. Our guides have successfully supervised many groups in the Himalayas before and are capable of taking high-grade decisions during the crisis.

Environmental Contribution

We organize a sustainable and eco-friendly trip to the Himalayas. All our packages are well-planned and designed considering sustainable tourism. Moreover, we also run an organization that supports education expenses for children from underprivileged mountain families. While traveling with us, you will be only leaving your footprint behind.