Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

This 12 days trek combines some of the most spectacular mountain scenery, modern hill life of the Annapurna region "

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

One of Nepal's most classic short treks, this route takes you to the foot of some of the tallest mountains in the world. Along the way, you'll spend the night in two famous base camps with close-up views of Annapurna I and Machapuchare.


  • Trek into the heart of the Annapurnas, surrounded by 7000-8000 peaks
  • Pass through the beautiful farming village of Ghandruk
  • Rest your weary muscles in the hot springs at Jhinu Danda
  • Enjoy classic views of Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Machapuchhre, and Hiunchuli

Trek Overview

In some ways, the Annapurna Base Camp trek is a less-intense version of the Everest Base Camp trek but can be done in a shorter amount of time. The route ascends a river valley that gradually narrows before opening up into an amphitheater of mountains. While other treks circle around the mountains or take you to panoramic viewpoints, this trek is more about getting to the base of these great Himalayan peaks.

Best Season

As with other treks in Nepal, the best time to do this trek is in the spring (Mar-May) & fall (Sep - Nov). It can be done in the summer, monsoon months as well, but be sure to prepare for the rain. You can also do this trek in winter, but best to inquire with one of our local experts if all the necessary teahouses will be open at this time. Avalanches can also be a risk during the winter months, so it's important to trek with a knowledgeable guide who is familiar with the conditions

Accessing this Trek

From Pokhara, you'll take a 45-minute private jeep ride or public transport to Phedi, the most common starting points for this trek. Almost all routes end in Nayapul, from where you'll catch transport back to Pokhara. Recently, it's possible to take a jeep farther than Nayapul and cut off the first day of the trek if you're short on time.

Permits & Regulations

As with other treks in the Annapurna Region, you'll need to purchase a TIMS card ($10) and an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) ($20 USD). There will be a checkpoint at the beginning of your trek where you'll have to display these.

Accommodation & Meals

You'll find well-equipped teahouses available along the entire trek, and all your meals, snacks and water can be purchased from local shops. Some teahouses will offer hot showers along with battery charging and wi-fi, but reliability varies depending on the village and the season.


Brief Itinerary

Our suggested itinerary—starting and ending in Kathmandu—takes 15 days and offers a great overall experience of this trek, which gives you a day of exploring the amazing views in the Sanctuary. If you're short on time, it's also possible to do this trek safely in 10 days, in which case the itinerary below will be adjusted for you.

DAY 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

After arriving in Kathmandu, a representative from Nepal New Generation will pick us up from the airport and take us to our hotel. In the afternoon, we may take a rest or visit Nepal New Generation’s office. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Nepal New Generation. For dinner, you will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the country’s food culture. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Included meals:Dinner

DAY 02 : Explore Kathmandu

Kathmandu has a special atmosphere during the early morning hours when the city is slowly coming to life yet not too chaotic. It's a great time to walk and explore the streets or have a chai overlooking one of the local courtyards or durbar squares. There are a number of ways you can spend the day given the many incredible sights around the Kathmandu Valley. Later in the evening, head out for dinner at one of the city's great eateries, or your specialist can arrange a home-cooked dinner with a local family.

DAY 03: Fly to Pokhara (827m/2,700ft), trek to Ghandruk (1940m/6360 ft): 30 minutes flight, 5 - 6 hours trek

We take an early morning flight to Pokhara, the beautiful lake city and catch great views of the Himalayas from the right side of our airplane. After landing in the Pokhara airport, we drive to Naya Pul (1 hour and 20 minutes) and start the trek. From Birethanti, we trek to Ghandruk, a beautiful village mostly inhabited by the Gurung community. If time permits, we also visit the Gurung museum today.  Overnight in Ghandruk.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 04: Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m/7120ft): 5 - 6 hours

At this juncture, we climb up for around an hour up to Kimrungdanda. On the way, we can enjoy great views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhre) and Ganggapurna. A steep descent takes us to the Kimrong Khola. After another steep ascent from Kimrong Khola to Chere Danda, we descend for a while and then it’s a gentle walk to Chhomrong. Chhomrong is a beautiful village located on the lap of the giant Annapurna massive. Overnight in Chhomrong.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 05: Chhomrong to Bamboo (2310m/7578ft): 4 - 5 hours

We descend via 2500 stone steps and cross the bridge above Chhomrong Khola. From here it is an uphill climb to Sinuwa. Next, we pass through a beautiful forest to Kuldihar followed by an easy downhill walk to Bamboo. Overnight in Bamboo.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 06 : Bamboo to Deurali (3230m/10,595ft): 3 - 4 hours

We pass through a bamboo forest which is damp and cold then ascend steadily with a few steep sections. It is only after reaching Himalaya Hotel that the forest opens up and we are out in the sun again with astounding views of the glacial river below. It is a steep climb up through a much drier forest before reaching Hinku Cave. From here we can see the trail drop closer to the river before climbing again to Deurali, the most scenic stretch of the day. The vegetation is sparser, allowing magical views of the valley, the river below, and the sheer rock-face cliffs above with bands of wispy waterfalls. Overnight in Deurali.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 07 : Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,545ft) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m/12135ft): 5- 6 hours

Climb gently through a river bed then over a steep trail over to the mountain side. The hike from Bagar to Machhapuchhre Base Camp is somewhat strenuous. From Machhapuchhre base camp we get excellent views of the majestic Machhapuchhre along with Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna which is certainly a rewarding experience. The vegetation disappears on our way to ABC and the path widens as we enter the Annapurna sanctuary. From here, we get sensational views of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna towering above us. The sanctuary boasts of a dynamic view without anything impeding the 360-degree panorama. From the base camp we again get to savor mesmerizing views of the Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South , Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other peaks. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 08: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo: 7 – 8 hours

From the Annapurna base camp we retrace our steps to Bamboo. Today’s trek is downhill, so it shouldn’t be very difficult. Besides, we will always have the company of the extraordinary landscape to cheer us up.  Overnight in Bamboo.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 09: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m/5770 ft): 5 - 6 hours

From Bamboo, it is an uphill trek to Kuldighar followed by a downhill walk to Chhomrong Khola. Then we climb the stone steps to Chhomrong. The trail then descends to Jhinu Danda, where we will be resting for the night. Today we will have an opportunity to enjoy the hot springs which is just a 15-20 minute downhill walk from Jhinu Danda to soothe our aching body. Overnight in Jhinu Danda.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

DAY 10 : Trek to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara: 6 hours trek, 1 hour drive

On our way to Naya Pul from Jhinu Danda, we get to enjoy the amazing hill landscape of western Nepal. We have lunch on the way. Our trek will end at Naya Pul where we board our vehicle to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.

*If the road construction connecting Jhinu Danda to Naya Pul is complete, driving from Jhinu Danda to Pokhara could be another option.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch

DAY 11: Fly to Kathmandu

We fly to Kathmandu in the afternoon. After arriving in Kathmandu, we will be escorted to our hotel. We enjoy the day leisurely or catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any landmarks we missed during our first day in Kathmandu. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Included meals:Breakfast Dinner

DAY 12: Final Departure

Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today! A Nepal New Generation representative will drop us off at the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way to home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

Included meals:Breakfast

Important Note

Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Nepal New Generation. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.


No of Guests Price ( With GSG ) Price ( With ESG)
1 pax USD USD 1345
2 pax USD USD 1003
3 pax USD USD 902
4 pax USD USD 947
5 pax USD USD 933
6 pax USD USD 898
7 pax USD USD 895
8 pax USD USD 896
9 pax USD USD 897
10 pax USD USD 860
11 pax USD USD 855
12 pax USD USD 841

* All Price is Per Person Price

  • English Speaking Guide according to Itinerary.
  • Private Vehicle Transportation according to Itinerary
  • Breakfast (x16)
  • Lunch (x14)
  • Dinner(x15)
  • 3 night accommodation in Kathmandu Prince Hotel (Thamel)
  • During Trek, 15 night in Lodge
  • Airport Drop and Pickup
  • Transport up to 15 kilos of your luggage by porters or pack animals
  • Trekking and national park fees, entrance fees according to the program
  • Nepal New Generation’s Trekking Map & Duffel Bag
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley with Tour Guide
  • Unspecified meals and drinks
  • Nepal visa (about $ 40)
  • Additional food for on the way (for example, energy bar and chocolate)
  • Tips (about 2-4 € per day for guide, 2-4 € per day for porters as a travel group)
  • Personal
  • Travel insurance
We organize small group trek every day. Everyday is available to book this trek.
We provide one room with twin bed, Triple Bed, Fourth Bed private common room depends on group size. You have to share a Toilet and Bathroom.
The Lodges or Tea Houses do not have enough blanket, you have to take a sleeping bag with you.
Yeah, Internet or WIFI is available on this trek. But you have to pay to use WIFI.
The highest point of this trek is Annapurna Base Camp (4130m). We give this trek grade 3. Grade 1 is easiest and grade 5 is the hardest trek.
Electricity is available in all places. You can charge your Camera and Mobile Phone.
There are available of natural spring water. You can use the spring water by putting water purifying tablet. It is also possible to buy boiled filter water. This trek is mineral water banded area to save the environment.
Ask permission to photograph people. Do not remove or purchase antiques, it is illegal. Avoid wearing revealing clothes and avoid outward displays of physical affection.
Hot Shower is available on the trek. You can have a shower by paying an extra charge.
This is no Bank or ATM or money exchange during this trek. You have to take extra Nepali rupees from Kathmandu or Pokhara.
We also organize a single traveler for this trek with a guide. You can book any dates. The price is same as group joining. The transportation will be public bus for Pokhara to trekking starting point and trekking  ending point to Pokhara.
The best time is from March to May and September to November. But We organize this trek all the months.
Yeah, you can buy or rent gears in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

All Inclusive Price:


Total Duration 12 days
Max Altitude 4130 ft.
Difficulty Level Easy