Annapurna Base Camp Trekking - 15 Days

Trip Overview

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Route is one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. Furthermore, it is one of the top ten trekking trails throughout the world. From the tranquil yet touristic lakes in Pokhara to the hamlets strewn by prayer flags nestled in the higher altitudes explorers have a lot to enjoy. You get to experience the unique culture of Gurung and other indigenous communities. Annapurna Conservation Area also boasts diverse landscapes and vegetation; rare species of flora and fauna; and several historical and cultural heritage sites.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trekking starts from the beautiful city of Pokhara. Also known as the the City of Lakes, Pokhara is the unofficial tourist capital of Nepal. We may have either the beautiful Dhampus or the small hamlet of Nayapul as the starting point of the trek. Wandering through the lively settlements along the Bhurungdi River, the trekking trail traverses through colorful rhododendron and pine forests. We will also visit the Magar community dominated Ulleri village, ancient trade stoppage of Ghorepani and the breathtaking Poonhill. Stone steps carved in several sections of the trail lead the way to the base camp of Fishtail Mountain and the domineering Annapurna Mountain.

After creating memories with the up-close views of the glittering mountains, rolling hills and the truly outstanding sunrises and sunsets, we shall retrace our steps through the rough and rocky terrain to relax at the natural hot springs in Jhinu Danda. The trek then traverses through the Valley of Modi River. Then back to the scenic  city of Pokhara before returning to the medieval capital of Kathmandu. In this adventure, you shall enjoy diverse scenery and cultural richness. During the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, marvel at the sight of golden sunlight spreading majestically over the distant peaks. Trek from the mossy jungles at lower altitude to the snow-clad expanses in the higher elevation.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Route is designed for explorers who seek the stunning diversity without trekking on a strenuous trail. Suitable for trekkers with average physical fitness, this trek is at its best in the months of February to May and September to December. Join the professional and experienced team of Nepal Trekking Planner and make the most out of your adventure. We assure of quality service, meticulously planned itineraries and the maximum value of your money spent. Hope you have a wonderful holiday in Nepal with us.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft). Hotel (D)

Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu. Hotel (B/B)

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (820m/2690ft) about 7 hrs by tourist bus. Hotel (B/B)

Day 04: Pokhara to Nayapul to Tikhedhunga (1570m/5150ft) about 2 hrs drive and 3-4 hrs walk. Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 05: Tikhedhunga to Ullery to Ghorepani (2780m/9121ft) 5-6 hrs walk. Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 06: Ghorepani to Tadapani (2660m/8727ft) 4-5 hrs walk. Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 07: Tadapani to Chomrong (2060m/6759ft) 4-5 hrs walk. Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 08: Chomrong to Dovan (2606m/8550ft) 5-6 hrs walk. Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 09: Dovan to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3707m/12163ft) 4-5 hrs walk. Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 10: Machhapuchhre Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp (4135m/13567ft) 2-3 hrs walk. Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 11: Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) to Dovan (2505m/8219ft) 5-6 hrs walk. Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 12: Dovan to Jhinu (1780m/5840ft) 4-5 hrs walk. Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 13: Jhinu Dana to Pokhara (820m/2690ft) 5-6 hrs walk and about 2 hrs drive. Hotel (B/L)

Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu(1350m/4430ft). Hotel (B/B)

Day 15: Final departure (B)

B/B = Bed & Breakfast, B = Breakfast, B/L/D = Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Detail Itinerary

“Ready-Made itinerary presented on this website can be tailored for individuals, couples and small groups on a private tailor-made basis, starting on a date of your choice. This itinerary is on the basis of tea-house trekking but it can be operated as Camp Trek. Please contact Trekking Planner to discuss your tour plan.”

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft)

As you arrive in Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and complete the formalities in the customs, you shall be greeted by our representative. After then you shall be escorted to the hotel for your stay in our private vehicle where you shall take proper rest to your jetlagged body. In the afternoon you will be briefed by our representative about the tour. You may also use your free time in afternoon to explore the surrounding area. In the evening you shall be greeted with an authentic dinner. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu

In this day separated for a guided sightseeing of the ancient heritages in Kathmandu, we shall explore the Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimages and ancient monuments. From the ancient royal complex of Kathmandu Durbar Square with historical royal place, temples and courtyards to the Buddhist sacred pilgrimage of Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple, you shall be exploring amazing heritages. The other heritages of Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest and oldest stupas in the world has unique octagonal design of the shrine and Hindu sacred site of Pashupatinath Temple located at the bank of holy Bagmati River dating back hundreds of years are worth visiting. Later after exploration, you shall have interaction with the trekking guide about the trek and clarify the doubts regarding that. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (820m/2690ft) about 7 hrs by tourist bus

For our trekking adventure we shall today leave for scenic Pokhara after breakfast. Driving along the winding roads along the mountain side with fast flowing rivers below to the other end, we shall have a pleasant, adventurous and entertaining journey to Pokhara.  Driving up to the confluence of Marshyangdi and Trishuli Rivers at Mugling, we then follow the road leading to Pokhara to the west. This drive of around 7 hours shall take us past the beautiful view of terraced fields, lush green hills and forests, rural settlements, rocky gorges, cool waterfalls and sight of lofty Himalayas greeting us from far. After being welcomed by our representatives we shall take some rest in hotel in Pokhara. Later in the day, you can stroll around the streets of Pokhara and explore the quaint Phewa Lakeside and/ or have boting there, or visit the market area here. Stay overnight in Pokhara.

Day 04: Pokhara to Nayapul to Tikhedhunga (1570m/5150ft) about 2 hrs drives and 3-4 hrs walks

The actual trekking shall begin from today as we shall drive to the trailhead of our adventure trek, the settlement of Nayapul. After a drive of around 2 hours through some of the popular settlements such as Lumle we shall reach Nayapul and have our further preparations with the other trekking members. Beginning our walk towards Birethanti, we shall navigate past the small shops and houses of locals, across some bridges and on the stone stairs accompanied by the Modi River to reach the settlement of Birethanti. Here we shall have our trekking permits checked and then move ahead in the trail along the Bhurungdi River. The trek to Tikhedhunga from here shall take us through the dense forest adorned with rhododendron, bamboo and mosses, beautiful waterfalls and serene landscape, several warm welcoming rural settlements and the pleasant views of the Himalayas overlooking the entire trail. Tikhedhunga is a Gurung settlement with scenic landscape. Stay overnight in Tikhedhunga.

Day 05: Tikhedhunga to Ullery to Ghorepani (2780m/9121ft) 5-6 hrs walks

As usual we start our trek after breakfast as we trek out of the beautiful settlement of Tikhedhunga.  As you shall emerge out of the valley and trek along the steep trail for couple of hours, take notice of the increasingly beautiful scenery. Walk along around 3200 stone steps in this steep trail which shall be bit strenuous experience before reaching Ulleri, a village dominated by Magar community. The beautiful view of Annapurna range and scenic landscape shall make this ascent easier. Relaxing for some time, we shall march ahead in a trail relatively relaxed and with gradual elevation. Through the pine and rhododendron forest, crossing over streams couple of times over suspension bridges and through some beautiful settlements of Banthati and Nayanthati, we gradually trek to the destination for today, the settlement of Ghorepani. A traditional rest-stop where traders found water (pani in Nepali language) for their horses (ghora in Nepali), Ghorepani sits beautifully within the Annapurna Conservation area and provides us the view of Annapurna massifs and Dhaulagiri. Stay overnight in Ghorepani.

Day 06: Ghorepani to Tadapani (2660m/8727ft) 4-5 hrs walks

When you are at Ghorepani, it is absolutely must for you to reach the celebrated viewpoint of Poonhill and watch the marvelous sunrise over the Himalayas. Whether lit by moonlight or pitch black condition, we shall begin our trek before dawn equipped with torch lights and cameras and walk for around 45 minutes to reach Poonhill. Named after the local indigenous ethnic group of Pun, Poonhill provides magnificent view of sunrise over stunning Himalayas including Annapurna massifs, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail Mountain, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and many other peaks. The sight when orb of sun slowly lightens the silhouette of peaks, crests, valleys and hills, and then glows over the extensive range of mountains is truly outstanding. After capturing beautiful moments we shall now descent and head towards lush Tadapani village. Traversing through the forest that is home to above 15 varieties of rhododendron besides the pine and bamboo trees, we shall also witness the langur monkeys swinging from one tree to the other. Climbing on a steep trail to the hilltop called Deurali, we shall then trek down through bamboo and rhododendron forest and reach to Tadapani after a climb for final half an hour. Stay overnight in Tadapani.

Day 07: Tadapani to Chomrong (2060m/6759ft) 4-5 hrs walk

This section of the trail has ups and downs for the trekkers as they embark on another beautiful section of this trekking expedition. Heading out to the north of the valley, we shall navigate through the forest with rhododendron and other flora and faunas, walk along the green ridge to reach a small village of Chule. After having beautiful view of Kimrong River from here, we descent steeply to the Komrong village and further on to the riverbed of the Kimrong River through terraced fields and green landscape surrounded by cascading hills. After this steep descent to the river, we shall now have a steep ascend out of the valley on a steep path to the Taulung village ahead which the trail meets other trail from Jhinu Danda before turning towards Chomrong village. As we progress ahead that shall gradually flattens and leads us to the Gurung settlement of Chomrong. With some teahouses, Chomrong provides beautiful view of the Annapurna South towering above the village and the Fishtail Mountain across the valley. Stay overnight in Chomrong.

Day 08: Chomrong to Dovan (2606m/8550ft) 5-6 hrs walk

As the altitude increases the trek becomes difficult in the same proportion. From the end of this beautiful village of Chomrong we start our trek with a long descent via 2500 stone steps to the riverbed of Chomrong River and across the river we climb to Sinuwa village via few smaller settlements after exploring the forest of oak, rhododendron and bamboo.  Ahead of us is the trail surrounded by rhododendron, orchids and ferns that leads us to another settlement of Kuldighar which has helicopter base used generally for medical emergencies in the region. Continuing our trek on the rocky path, we shall again have a long and steep stone staircase before reaching Bamboo village and ahead to Dovan village after trekking through mixed vegetation of bamboo and rhododendron on a less steep trail. The view of Annapurna South, beautifully arranged villages and scenic landscapes adds to the beauty of this trek. Stay overnight in Dovan.

Day 09: Dovan to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3707m/12163ft) 4-5 hrs walk.

We shall today have Machhapuchhre Base Camp as the destination which is one of the most scenic sites in the region. With the beautiful view of the unique Fishtail Mountain we begin our trek through the trail high above the river surrounded by bamboo forest and gradually ascent through dense forest, crossing over several smaller streams and traverse past some places of solitude. On a trail with canyon muddy trail we trek ahead and sometime later climb on to Hinku cave, which is used by the passerby for overnight stay in many occasions. Traversing further along the trail we pass huge boulders and rocks and ascent through riverbed to reach the village of Deurali for our lunch. Climbing ahead to the mountainside past steep ravine we continue our trek. Progressing through the rocky trail we have to trek carefully at several places which are prone to avalanches. Follow the path to the river and then the narrow trails which shall take you through increasingly rocky and bit narrower paths with some sections prone to avalanches, glimpses of Hiuchuli and Machhapuchhre and more ravines before reaching to the almost non-existing Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Enjoy the sunset where this unique peak is painted by setting sun and get relaxed with the view. Stay overnight in Machhapuchhre Base Camp.

Day 10: Machhapuchhre Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp (4135m/13567ft) 2-3 hrs walks

The ultimate destination is waiting for us today! In this climax day, the beginning is decorated with the glorious view of sunrise over the Fishtail Mountain.  The trek shall precede ahead trough a trail with rocks, ice and grassy path which increases the chance of slipping. Carefully we move ahead through relatively easy and steady plod that opens up gradually as we inch closer to the heart of the sanctuary. We trek away from the valley of Modi River far below the trail and turn to the base of Annapurna peak, through a trail surrounded by glaciers and neighboring hills and paved with glacial moraines. After a trek of around 3 hours, we reach to the final destination of this trek, the Annapurna Base Camp. With the awe-inspiring mountains such as Annapurna I and III, Machhapuchhre Mountain, Hiuchuli Peak, Annapurna South, Annapurna Fang and Gaganpurna peaks encircling us, we shall observe the grandeur of these peaks from proximity. Have a leisurely walk around the scenic landscape where prayer flags and memorials enhance the majesty of this place. Stay overnight in ABC looking over the majestic glacier and breathtaking sunset over these glittering peaks.

Day 11: Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) to Dovan (2505m/8219ft) 5-6 hrs walk

Today we shall leave the heart of Annapurna sanctuary and the landscape with 360 degrees of panoramic views of some of the tallest and most beautiful peaks in the world after a breathtaking sunrise over these lofty peaks. After breakfast we shall retrace our steps back on the same route that led us to here after taking enough pictures of this beautiful display of natural wonder in the form of sunrise. Through glacial moraines we join the trail to the valleys formed by Modi River across several small glacial streams, and gradually trek past several shepherd huts, huge boulders, trail section marked with landslides and avalanche tracks, and the greenery of forests with bamboo, oak and other vegetations. After lunch in Deurali we shall trek down past Hiku cave, Himalaya hotel to reach Dovan. Stay overnight in Dovan.

Day 12: Dovan to Jhinu (1780m/5840ft) 4-5 hrs walk

The trek from Dovan to Jhinu has many sections of ups and downs for the trekkers today accompanied by some steep trails as well. Beginning with the descent to Bamboo through forested trail, you shall be ascending to Kuldighar and descend back through orchid and ferns to Chomrong village past small settlements of Sinuwa, Bhanuwa and others. After some refreshments at Chomrong, we shall have a short ascent before descending to Jhinu. We trek straight in the trail or through gradual winding trails and then through steep section for almost an hour, to reach the settlement of Jhinu Danda. If you have enough time and energy, you may trek to the natural hot water springs below by the Modi River and near Jhinu village. Stay overnight in Jhinu.

Day 13: Jhinu Dana to Pokhara (820m/2690ft) 5-6 hrs walk and about 2 hrs drive

Today we shall have the last section in this trail with physical trekking. Beginning our trek in Jhinu we shall descend via New Bridge, past waterfall and green landscapes to Landruk. From here we shall follow the downhill path to the Modi River and climb back to the trail from Ghandruk meeting near Purgiyu. We then descend to Syauli Bajar through trails with tracks of landslide, some stone staircase and flat sections, and several small settlements. Ahead from Syauli Bajar we shall enter into easier terrains through smaller settlements to reach Birethanti near the Modi River and then reach to Nayapul. From Nayapul we shall have a drive of couple of hours to reach Pokhara. Stay overnight in Pokhara.

Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft)

Ending a wonderful adventure in the Annapurna region and reaching to the base of Annapurna peak, we shall now drive back to Kathmandu. After breakfast you shall be transferred to the tourist bus station and then through scenic landscape, rural settlements, rocky gorges and lush hills, fast flowing rivers and cool waterfalls, and overlooked by Himalayas from far away for considerable part of the journey we reach to Kathmandu. You shall be escorted to your hotel, where you shall have rest. Later in the day, you may go for some souvenir shopping, stroll around the streets of Thamel or take complete rest at the hotel. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
Note: You can fly to Pokhara in a flight which takes us over beautiful landscape to Kathmandu and provide beautiful view of the Himalayas, in around 35 minutes.

Day 15: Final departure

Your adventurous and enriching Annapurna Base Camp Trekking comes to an end today. If you are interested in extending your stay in Nepal, we shall be delighted to offer you other packages and if you wish to return to onward destinations we shall assist you with that. Our representative shall drop you to the international airport as per your departure schedule. we thank you for the being a part of our trekking team in this wonderful adventure and hope to welcome you back for some other adventurous experiences in Nepal.

“Trekking Planner will try to keep day-to-day schedule as per the detailed itinerary but there might be some flexibility due to other factors beyond our control. A variety of factors, including adverse weather conditions, natural disasters, difficulty with transportation and politics can lead to enforced changes. So, it is not possible to guarantee as per the itinerary. In the case, trip leader will manage it to minimize your inconvenience.”

We wish you have a wonderful time with us!

Include Exclude

 Cost Includes:

  • All airport pick up drop by private vehicle (for both international and domestic flights)
  • Welcome dinner in an authentic restaurant
  • 03 night twin/double sharing accommodation in BB in Kathmandu
  • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with private vehicle.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus
  • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
  • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • 02 guest to 01 porter with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation and equipment
  • We provide an assistant guide his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance walking with group to support where necessary as per the group size
  • Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
  • Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch and dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
  • safe drinking water and first add kit box
  • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.
  • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary
  • One-hour complimentary spa/massage in Kathmandu after trek

Cost Exclude:

  • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
  • All the International air fare to and from Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Meals during the travel time
  • Personal travel and health insurance as well as insurance for helicopter evacuation
  • In case of extra nights’ accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary. We can help you arrange extra nights accommodation.
  • Your personal expenses such as (laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
  • The tips to the trekking crews and drive
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
  • Anything not included in service includes column

Equipment List

Suggested Equipment list for this trip

  • Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We provide one complimentary Trekking Planner duffel bag that is to be returned after the trip)
  • Day pack
  • Trekking shoes
  • Sports shoes or sandals
  • Sun Hat/cap
  • Warm woolen cap
  • Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket
  • Waterproof Gore-Tex layer
  • Pullover or warm sweeter
  • Raincoat
  • 4/5 pairs of good quality socks
  • Hand gloves
  • 2/3 pairs of trekking trousers
  • 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts
  • 3/4 pairs of underwear (non cotton preferred)
  • Sun glasses
  • Water bottle
  • 4 season sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it. It is to be returned after the trip)
  •  Flash or Torch light
  • Camera and batteries


Can you provide me more information about the tea houses on Annapurna Base Camp Trekking?
Based on location, the tea houses vary on their quality and style on this trek. Each of them have communal room downstairs with one or two bed bedrooms above them. You have to share toilet facilities. Some have hot shower facilities but some will have a stand pipe. Tea houses use a burning stove in main communal area. The other rooms are unheated. Tea houses do not have money exchange facilities. We recommend you exchange cash in Kathmandu.

At the lower altitudes there is electricity to charge your electronics. As we go higher tea houses become more basic. Cooler temperatures drain battery life, ensure your batteries last a little longer by putting it inside pocket of your coat during the day or under your pillow at night.

How fit do I have to be for Annapurna Base Camp Trek?
Annuparna Base Camp trek is consider a moderately strenuous trek. However, trekking in Nepal requires a lot of steep uphill and downhill walking. You must be healthy and fit and be able to trek a minimum 4-5 hours.

How many guides and porters will be in our group?
A group will have a group leader or a guide who will lead you on the trek. Porters will be there to carry your baggage packs as well as all camping gear. One porter will carry two trekkers’ bags. The number of supporting staff will depend upon your group size.

How many liters of water do I need to cary each day on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?
At most, 3-4 liters is sufficient. You will be able to refill bottles at lunch time. When you are at high altitude you have to drink more water to alleviate symptoms of altitude.

Is it necessary to carry trekking poles?
Yes, trekking poles make you easy to walk over rough or steep terrain. Trekking poles makes your body and leg to move more safely. Furthermore, it will help relieve the stress on your legs. So, we suggest you use them.

Is bottled water available everywhere on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?
Tea houses and other small shops on the way have stores which sell bottled water and other supplies you may desire. There are no any plastic recycling facilities in Nepal, we encourage you to bring chlorine tablets or a filter and use previously boiled water in the tea houses.

Should I bring iodine tablets for purifying the water?
You have to bring iodine tablets with you. Chlorine tablets are widely available. The most effective and commonly used version of chlorine is chlorine dioxide, which is tasteless and odorless. Tablets can be bought cheaply and usually 1 tablet is sufficient to purify 1 liter of water. Neutralizing tablets can also be bought to get rid of the smell and taste of chlorine or iodine. This will need to be done for water obtained using hand pumps or in streams during the trek.

What are the effects of going so high?
Altitude produces physical changes in the body. The higher you go, more pronounced those changes. If you gain a lot of elevation quickly then you experience dizziness, nausea, headaches, and dehydration, you are probably suffering from altitude sickness. In rare cases this may worsen, so the group leader keeps a close watch on all trekkers. The group leader is trained to recognize Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). If a trekker shows any signs of AMS they will be evacuated to a lower, safe altitude immediately. To minimize effects of altitude you ascend slowly which allows for safe acclimatization.

What if I get ill while on the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking?
It depends on the nature of your illness. If you suddenly feel dizzy or weak, you have to sit or lie down. If you still feel sick, keep a warm and rest until you can get medical help. You will be carried down or evacuated if you do not start to feel better. Although we provide a first aid kit, we advise travelers to take a personal first aid kit too.

In serious cases, you may need helicopter rescue. Our guide will suggest you use it if your condition is very serious. Therefore, helicopter rescue insurance is necessary for every trekker before you come to trek with Trekking Planner.

Would you recommend taking a Down Jacket?
Yes. The weather is changeable in the Himalaya so you should expect to experience all four seasons in one day. Make sure you have plenty of warm layers which you can shed or add as required. Even in winter it can be as warm as 19C during the day. The higher the altitude the higher the temperature difference is at night. It can get very cold at night, around -10C in October/November, and around -20C from December to February.

Is alcohol permitted on Annapurna Base Camp Trekking?
Alcohol is consumed in Nepal. You can buy it in tea houses in the trek. Local alcohol is also available. However, we suggest not to drink alcohol at high altitude.

What kind of weather can we expect during the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking?
Mountain weather is difficult to predict. With that being said, nights are generally cooler and the days are warm. Winter (January and February) will be colder but the days can be warm if the sun is out. There will be bit of snow during the months of January, February and December. It is also important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any conditions.

Before You Go

Difficulties rating of the Annapurna Base Camp trek
Someone who is easily able to hike 5-6 hours per day carrying a light weight backpack will be fit enough to do this trek. There are stone steps up and down which are uneven. Due to some long descents your legs may feel shaky so we recommend the use of walking poles. The maximum altitude of the trek is 4130m, so you need to be careful about your health and altitude related risks. To properly acclimatize one needs to walk slowly and drink lots of water.

Safe drinking water on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Generally, you can find bottled water at lower altitude but it gets harder to find it at higher elevations. Furthermore, it gets more expensive. In those higher altitudes, we recommend you drink previously boiled water which can be purchased at tea houses for a small fee. You can also bring chlorine tablets or a backcountry rated water filter to purify your water if you wish. Due to the lack of regulation and difficulty of disposing of plastic bottles it is highly encouraged to use boiled water. This is very helpful to protect our environment.

Recharging Batteries of Electronic Items On the Trek
Hydro electricity or solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like cameras, batteries, iPods, phones etc. Tea houses or lodges may charge small fee per hour for charging facilities. We recommend buying adaptors before the trip since plugs are limited. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.

Extra Advice for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

In your trekking you might come across some cute, sweet children that you may want to distribute balloons, chocolates, money and pens. Many trekkers have felt the same. But it is best not to do so because it encourages them to beg. While trekking, keep your valuables safe. Do not leave valuables behind. Ensure that you lock your door when you leave your room and do not hang anything outside at night.

Garbage Disposal
Use a dustbin and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry garbage until dustbin facilities are available. Do not litter on the trail. Please be conscious of conserving the environment.

Spending Money per Day
This mainly depends on your spending habits. Normally you should allocate US $9-12 per meal in Kathmandu and Pokhara. While trekking, US $10-15 a day is good enough to buy drinks and chocolates.

Travel Insurance for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek
You should be sufficiently protected. It is required to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the Himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.

Washing and Toilet Facilities for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek
All guest houses offer hot showers, which can be a shower stall or a bucket of hot water. Please note that at high altitude there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. Limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated for ecological reasons. Every lodge has some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. If the water is frozen simply ask your guide to get warm bowl of water.

Toilets are mainly Asian style squat toilets. Toilets are outside of your room. You are in the mountains: Cleanliness will vary. You should not throw toilet paper in the toilet. Instead use rubbish bin that is kept inside the toilet room.

Tea Houses
On this trekking route local people have built tea house lodges. The are quite charming and include food and beverage facilities. A simple room usually has two single beds. While staying in the tea houses you will have the opportunity to interact with the charming local people and experience their hospitality. Don’t be shy, say Namaste!

Altitude Sickness

Altitude Sickness can affect anyone. At high altitude, the decrease in atmospheric pressure makes breathing difficult due to less oxygen. Mainly, it happens above 3300m (10,000ft). Signs and symptoms are as follows:

  • Headache/Dizziness
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • tiredness/fatigue
  • Sleepy but can’t sleep
  • Loss of appetite

Prevention for this is to dress warmly as per weather conditions, drink plenty of water, eat well, and walk slowly. It is a good idea to climb higher than you sleep. Keep hydrated and make sure you avoid alcohol.

How Can I Plan and Confirm My Trip?

Trekking Planner is a government licensed trekking company in Nepal. You can see photos of legal documents in about us section. We accept your booking under following terms and conditions:

  • Bookings must be done 48 hrs. in advance
  • Free Cancellation
  • No Down payment
  • No Deposit
  • Accept Cash Payment, Bank Transfer, Western Union, Money Gram, or a Credit Card.

For more information see our Terms and Conditions page.

Fixed Depature

To provide you a reasonable price, we need some number of persons into a group to minimize your cost on hotel, transportation and any other alternation in your itinerary. Departure dates available for online booking are as below where price given is per person and international flight is not included. If given date is not appropriate for you, Please CONTACT US so that Trekking Planner will happily manage your trip on dates favorable for you.

Trekking Planner also organizes various trips on small groups that can suit for you. We recommend you to reserve a seat for you by booking with us right away for a wonderful experience with us. Hurry up! Adventure is waiting for you.

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Rated Trip
based on 3 reviews

"Annapurna trekking... amazing"

Maria3010(Birmingham, United Kingdom)
Review Taken From TripAdvisor

I came across trekking planner whilst looking for a new adventure and it was the best thing that could have happened. prior to our arrival in Nepal all correspondence with Trekking planner owner Dipak was prompt and helpful, Dipak was always on hand to manage our plans and we changed plans several times without any problems. Dipak collected us from the airport and ensured we settled into our hotel. He arranged for extra excursions an Everest flight and a stay in the national park (Chitwan). we had a lovely welcome meal and were given all the information for our planned trek. Throughout the trek we felt safe and cared for by both our guide(Krishna) and porters. During the trek we had to change our plans (due to illness) this was no problem for our guide and he was fully supportive throughout the trek ensure we were happy and well. He spent time explaining our daily itinerary and ensured we had good rooms and plenty to eat during our trek. He was always happy to answer questions and spent time with us offering local information, socialising and playing cards. By the end of our 10 days we had become a family. The service from trekking planner didn't end there Dipak checked on us during our stay at the national park, met us back in Kathmandu, ensured we were all happy and had enjoyed our trip, arranged transport to the airport and ensured we arrived home safely the overall service from trekking planner, Dipak, Krishna and our porters was second to none, and I cant recommend Dipak and his company enough I would not hesitate to use his service again in the future. Visited April 2017

"Wonderful Trek and Tour"

Review Taken From Trip Advisor

This company surprised me with its excellent service and caring staff. I did a short 6 day Annapurna trek with a young and attentive guide named Dibash who was always willing to go the extra mile (often literally) to make sure I had the best possible experience. I finished my trek satisfied in every way, excepting perhaps the feeling that I could have gone on much longer! My travel and accommodation around several cities in Nepal were also taken care of by Dipak, and I was quite pleased with this service as well. At the end of my stay I was even given complimentary transportation to the airport, accompanied by my guide and another friend I made in this incredible country. Thank you Dipak, Dibash, and the rest of the company for an experience of Nepal that I'll never forget! Visited May 2016

New and different experience at Annapurna Base Camp

Review Taken From Trip Advisor

Visit of many places is my hobby as i contact to "Trekking planner". The service likes pick up from airport ,selection of hotels and visiting places was excellent and guiding was also. I am always thankful for Dipak sir for guidance at Annapurna Base Camp, if i have chance to visit next time many places of Nepal of course contact to Dipak sir. Visited December 2016

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