Annapurna Base Camp Trekking-15 Days

"Within Scenic Annapurna Sanctuary and in the heart of world's tenth highest Mt. Annapurna"
Good to Know
  • Duration 15 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 4135m
  • Group Size 2+
  • Trip Starts Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends Kathmandu
  • Group Style Group and Private
  • Activities Trekking, Historical And Cultural Excursion
  • Best Season March-June and Sept-Dec


  • On the world's tenth highest peaks base camp within the scenic sanctuary and massive mountains.
  • The grand panorama of Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Dhaulagiri from Poon Hill's picturesque viewpoint.
  • Unique and awesome scenery of beautiful rolling green hills and mountains on walks.
  • Explore traditional villages of Gurung & Magar / Poon villages of great cultural interests.
  • The constant view of snow-clad peaks on daily walks from the beginning to the end of the trek.
  • Stunning sunrise views over the world's three highest Mt. Annapurna-Dhaulagiri and Manaslu.
  • Get 360 degrees of fantastic mountain views from Annapurna Base Camp.

An advantage of booking a trip with Nepal Trekking Planner.

  • Private vehicles pick up and drop off passengers at all airports.
  • First-aid kit box.
  • Trekking Planner’s down jackets, t-shirt, and cap, if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (you should have insurance for emergency evacuation, which will be paid for by your travel insurance company).
  • We use an oximeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate, and we provide oxygen.
  • Sim cards are provided by our company for travelers, so there won’t be any networking issues.

Trip Introduction: 15 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trekking 2023/2024-the most picturesque, quaint, and thrilling trekking trails in Nepal 

15 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is a pearl of an adventure. It is a heaven on earth in fact a treasure trove of awe-inspiring landscapes glorious mountain peaks and cultural diversity. 

Why is Annapurna Base Camp Trek so Popular? Why should I choose Annapurna Base camp for my Trekking Vacation in Nepal?

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is one of the most picturesque, quaint, and thrilling trekking trails in Nepal. The Annapurna Region is located in north-central Nepal and it stretches over 55 kilometers that comprise valleys, rivers, and foothills. It nestles thirty peaks higher than 6,000 and 8 out of fourteen eight thousand high mountains can be sighted right here on this trek. This has always drawn adventurers from all over the world to be on a roller coaster of a trek that is limitless and perfect. Annapurna Base Camp Trek probably is one of the most popular trekking itineraries in Nepal. Though the journey up in the mountains can be tiring at times, but the rewards you get in terms of its panoramic views are priceless.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Trail can be best attempted during the spring season. This is by far one of the best to see the unrivaled nature in its perfect bloom. 15 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek begins from Nayapul. It is a thrilling drive of about 2 hrs from Pokhara, the trail leads you through to the fascinating traditional villages of Nepal’s ethnic communities of Gurungs and Magar. We make our way through the dense rhododendron forest with towering snowy peaks in the background. The breathtaking view of an early morning sunrise at Poon Hill is mesmerizing. The rays of the first sun rays seep through shimmering gaps over the snow-capped peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountains. We continue the trail leaving the quaint cultural happening surrounding we enter the alpine circuit. A noticeable change in the landscape becomes prominent as we tread past the Machhapuchhre Base Camp to finally reach the Annapurna Base Camp trekking destination. It is nature’s lively amphitheater adorned with some of the highest peaks in the world. The sightings of the ever-present Annapurna I (8090 m), Annapurna South (7222 m), the fishtail Machapuchhre (6993 m), and Hiunchuli (6441 m) blow you away. After cherishing and gathering memorable experiences at the Base Camp, we retrace back to Nayapul, this is where our fairy tale of an adventure comes to an end. If this is what you are looking for then come and join the people who share similar interests as you accompany them on the journey to the Himalayas. Nepal Trekking Planner takes you on a roller coaster of a trek in the terrain that goes up and down. Also, you get to travel on one of the most sought high-altitude treks in Nepal with ease.

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How Difficult is the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Journey?

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is not a difficult walk to look at it, but there are some challenges associated with this trek. Some common factors such as duration and distance of the trip, altitude sickness, preparedness, and trekking season, can make the trekking journey hard at times. However, with a little bit of physical endurance and good mental soundness, it can be achieved. Be informed that this trekking circuit involves a lot of ups and down. As you go to higher altitudes there is always a lack of oxygen during that can zap off your energy within minutes. But despite this, it is one of the lower and easier treks. So at any given point in time if you are determined and have an average fitness level it is achievable. 

Is Annapurna Base Camp/Annapurna Sanctuary Safe for Trekking?

Yes, Annapurna Base Camp/Annapurna Sanctuary absolutely safe for Trekking. Be reminded though that trekking is an adventure sport that comes with seen and unforeseen risks. There are few instances where avalanches have occurred in these areas but it’s rare and with anticipation and preparedness it can be avoided. Besides this, the Nepal Trekking Planners trek team is always well equipped to tackle any kind of accident if it occurs. The team always carries an oximeter, blood pressure monitor, stretcher, oxygen cylinder, walkie-talkies, and a high-altitude medical kit. We take great care in designing our treks and itineraries to ensure safety on the trek prevails at all times.

Which is the Best Season to visit the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Region?

Annapurna Base Camp Trek can be attempted all-round year. However, if you want it to be quaint and less trafficked then do it in the summer or monsoon season with preparedness. In the summer/monsoon (June, July, and August), the temperature ranges between 19°C/66.2°F to 4°C/39.2°F which results in a strong haze from the sun and heavy rainfall.

Ideally to get the best moods of nature and the weather we recommend you choose either autumn (fall) or spring to be in the Annapurna Region. The average temperature ranges between 12-21 degrees Celsius. The trekking trails are also neither too wet nor too slippery. The days are generally long and warm while the nights are comparatively cooler. As the days are brighter it provides a great opportunity to witness the green cultivable fields and the flora and fauna on the trails.

The winter months of December to February are the time when drastic changes occur in Annapurna Base Camp trekking region. The temperature ranges between 9.3°C/48.74°F to -20°C/-4°F. The weather is extremely cold and unbearable and poses all sorts of difficulties for trekking. This is the time that is not preferred by most trekkers.

A final say on the 15 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trekking.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is by far one of the best making your trekking journey fun filled with its symmetry of diverse landscapes. Annapurna Base camp trekking trail is one of Nepal’s classic moderate treks which takes you to the base of the tallest mountains. We know the ins and outs of this trekking trail due to our fleet of experienced guides. If you are with us we guarantee your safety if we are to traverse the avalanche occurring points and how to pass it safely. Besides that, we provide you with various alternative trails to the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. If you wish to try out other alternative treks we have an interesting one such as; Khopra poon hill trekking, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking, Mardi Himal Trek, Nar Phu Valley Trek, and Annapurna Circuit Trekking. All these trekking trails are picturesque adventures bound and completely safe.

Optional Activities in Kathmandu/Pokhara before or after Annapurna Base Camp Trekking.

We do have the best alternatives to choose from during your spare time within the scheduled time frame. It provides you with one of the best opportunities for you to unite with nature, your traditional way of life, and age-old culture. Besides getting an insight into the Himalayan dwellers you can indulge in various activities. You get to visit; an old age home, ethnic cooking classes, attend a yoga session, be at the orphanage or a community school. An exciting option to get a different perspective and a refreshing experience while trekking in Nepal

Annapurna Base Camp trek area-Local Culture and Religion.

Gurung people are the main natives of the Annapurna Himalaya Region, around Nepal Mid-West as far towards the Lamjung area and further West of the country. Practice Buddhist religion as well as the ancient Bon cult of pre-Buddhism respecting and worship of nature and the spirit of ancestors where five elements are of basic importance Sky, Cloud/Water, Thunder/Fire, Vegetation, and Earth/Soil.

Gurung is farmers and cattle herders as the main traditional occupation of ancient heritage, Gurung menfolk are also known as famous and brave Gorkha soldiers winning much respect and valor in the British and Indian Army as well in Singapore Police.

Every house is adorned with Buddhist prayer flags which you can notice on this wonderful walk around Ghandruk, Chomrong, and at Jhinu including around Pokhara city.

Climate and Weather-Annapurna Base Camp.

Himalayan climate can be unpredictable sometimes even in good best seasons, where April and May to the first weeks of June will be the best time during spring times when days are longer with enough sunlight hours.

Morning and night time as well in shade can be cold and much freezing temperatures around higher areas above 2,000 m.

Other months from September to November are another great time for treks around Annapurna Base Camp Trekking and other areas of the Himalayas, when days are clear for views and to summit the top of the peak, although much colder months of autumn season with extreme cold during morning and night time, where sunlight is much shorter.

Important Note

  • This trip departs every day of the year.
  • This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip as per your need, please get in touch with us.
  • This trip is available on both a Fixed Departure and a Private Group Basis.
  • This trip can be booked privately if you’re traveling solo or privately or with family.
  • Have a big group? We can help as per your needs.
  • We can help you make it fit your budget.
  • we accept the instant booking and online payment.
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Annapurna Base Camp trekking provided with standard Itinerary days where some days walks can be shorter or longer as per your physical fitness, some designated overnight stops can change, due to available rooms and other facilities and etc…….

We will follow the itinerary if its need to be changes in case of weather, landslides and difficulties on walks requiring more days where our leader and lead head guides decides holding full authority for Nepal Trekking Planner.

  • Accommodation3 star hotel
  • MealsWelcome Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time1350m/4430ft

Upon arrival at the International airport in the Kathmandu, you will be picked up by Dipak/our airport representative and transfer to the hotel. After the check, you will have a free afternoon to explore the area by yourself (if you need any assistance from us please let us know). Later in the after you will meet one of our office representative for a briefing about your tours, at that time if you have any question or and queries could ask with us and then walk to one of the Authentic Restaurant for welcome dinner. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Included accommodation on in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel)and standard meals (welcome Dinner)

  • Accommodation3 Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude/Time1350m/4430ft

Today you have a full day guided sightseeing tour to the Buddhist and Hindu sights in Kathmandu, probably to Durbar Square, then visit "Swyambhunath" a Holy sight of Hinduism and Buddhism also known as "the monkey temple" as a large number of holy monkeys are living in the north-west part of the temple. Next, you will be taken to "Pashupatinath a sacred Hindu temple situated on the bank of the Bagmati River. You will then be driven to "Boddhanath Stupa" one of the biggest and oldest stupas in the world. Later in the afternoon, there will be a pre-trip meeting with your trekking guide in your hotel. Our office representative will brief you regarding the trek as well as provide you the opportunity to ask any questions of the upcoming trip. Second overnight in Kathmandu.

Included accommodation on in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel)and standard meals (Breakfast)

  • Accommodation3 Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude/Time820m/2690ft

Today an early morning breakfast at the hotel you will be picked up timely by your guide and transfer to the bus station through the scenic countryside drive to the Lakeside city of Pokhara. After refreshment at the hotel, your guide will take you around the Lake or you can go for boating on the lake. Lather on this evening your guide will brief you about next day program. Stay at the hotel in Pokhara.

Note: You can fly to Pokhara which takes 35min

Included deluxe accommodation on BB in Pokhara and standard meals (Breakfast )

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time1570m/5150ft

Trekking start day, in the morning after breakfast you will go on a drive with your guide and porters on the good road of approximately 45 km. While driving you will pass some village with great scenery form Naudanda, Kanre, and Lumle all the way to Nayapul. On arriving at Nayapul, where our adventure begins from the warm sub tropical region, the walk follows the Modi River upstream to Birethanti & follows the east bank of Bhurungdi Khola with scenery of waterfall, high green forest. Lunch will be served somewhere on the way at the teahouses and finally reaches to Tikhedhunga. Stay overnight at the teahouses.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time2780m/9121ft

After breakfast in the place where you spend the night, today the trail steeply ascends on the long stone steps untill Ulleri village with the scenery of terrace landscape and Annapurna Himalaya. After few hours of long hard climb with several breaks in between reaching at Ulleri village, from here the path is gradual on the winding trail through the cool shade of pine and rhododendron forest, the walk continues with few short ups and downs to the Ghorepani, from where you will be able to see good view of Annapurna Mountain range. Stay overnight at the tea houses.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time2660m/8727ft

Today at early morning before the sunrise you will be wake up by your guide to take you to the marvelous viewpoint of the trip i.e. Poon hill. It will take about 45 minute ascend walk to reach Poon hill to have a beautiful views of mountain with sunrise. Poon hill is derived as a hill from the ethnical group called as Poon, residents of Ghorepani and around area. Poon Hill is a great place to see the tantalizing view of stunning mountains from west Dhaulagiri, Annapurna ranges and an unique mountain Mt. Fishtail following the tantalizing view of Manaslu to Ganesh Himal to the east ranges of mountains. Poon hill is such a spot which shows the wide range of high mountains from west to east about 650 km spreader with the morning cool sunrise. As you have a great time here return to Ghorepani for breakfast. After breakfast you will continues trek to Tadapani, The walk pass through the rhododendron, Pine and bamboo frost with short up and down. Lunch will serve on the way at the teahouses. Stay overnight at the tea houses.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time2060m/6759ft

The trail to the sanctuary heads north of the valley, passing along the sides rice terraces and then through forests. The trail leads to Nayapul known as New Bridge (1340m) and ascends steeply to Samsung, then crosses a stream at 1430m. A stiff climb leads to Jhinu Danda Village (1750) where you will have lunch break and can make a side trip to Hot Spring. Further step up is Taglung, atop the treeless ridge at 2180m, from where the trail getting easier to Chomrong, which is a Gurung village with a number of guesthouses and hotels. There is tremendous view of Annapurna South, which seems to tower above the village and Mt. Fishtail across the valley. Stay overnight at the tea house.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time2606m/8550ft

From the upper end of Chomromg Village, the trail descends the long stone steps and cross the suspension bridge over the Chomorong River from where the trail ascends all the way to Sinuwa. From here you will follow a rocky path through the forested area until you come to Bamboo, where you will have your lunch. After lunch, the trail goes up slowly to the Dovan. Stay overnight at the tea house.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time3707m/12163ft

Now, the trail traverses high above the river but thanks to thick stands of bamboo that blocks the view of the rushing river and waterfall. After crossing a landslide and another avalanche track, you will reach the Himalayan Hotel (2900m). Another an hour’s walk, first on a rocky trail through forests, then up a steep ravine, brings you to Hinko at 3160m. Now the trail crosses a ravine and a major avalanche track and climbs through large boulders to Deorali (3230m) where you will stop for lunch. From Deorali, you will go to the river bank and follow the narrow path until get to the Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3703m). Stay overnight at the tea house.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time4135m/13567ft

Today’s walk leads you in the heart of the Sanctuary at the ABC, the trail follows uphill for few hours, on the grassy path, depending upon the season, the trek is very pleasant as you reach the higher ground with a magnificent view of an array of snow peaks all around you with Annapurna I, a great wall of a mountain from this north west face. Annapurna Base Camp has 4 teahouses, with the super panorama. Afternoon leisure for optional short walk around and to immerse with the surrounding scener Today’s walk leads you in the heart of the Sanctuary at the ABC, the trail follows uphill for few hours, on the grassy path, depending upon the season, the trek is very pleasant as you reach the higher ground with magnificent view of an array of snow peaks all around you with Annapurna I, a great wall of a mountain from this north-west face. Annapurna Base Camp has 2-3 teahouses, with the superb panorama. Afternoon at leisure for the optional short walk around and to immerse with the surrounding scenery. Stay overnight at the tea house.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time2505m/8219ft

After a great time here retrace the journey back to Dovan via Machhapuchare Base Camp for the overnight. The route passes a few roofless shepherds’ huts alongside a moraine. The area is cold & windy & is often snowbound and reaches to Deurali where lunch will be served & trek continues further to Dovan. Stay overnight at Dovan.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time1780m/5840ft

From Dovan, the morning walk leads with few up and down to Sinuwa. From Sinuwa the trail descends all the way to Chomrong Khola Bridge from the bride uphill all the way to Chomrong. After a break here at Chomrong the walk leads to a short uphill, descend towards Jhinu (if you go straight on the gradual winding trail, leads you to the same path that you entered Chomrong from Kimrong khola, stick with your Sherpa Guide, the new trail branches off from last Tea-house of upper Chomrong, the trail is quite steep downhill for an hour, till you reach the village on the ridge, if you have time you can visit the hot springs down below by the river Modi near Jhinu village. Overnight at Jhinu village.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • Accommodation3 Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast  and Lunch
  • Max. Altitude/Time820m/2690ft

From here the walk follows the river Modi most of the way reaching at Landruk village from here follow the downhill path leading back to the Modi river with a short climb on the winding path, after reaching Syauli Bazaar the walk is pleasant most of the way following the Modi River and to Birethanthi and back to Nayapul for the drive back to Pokhara. Stay overnight in Pokhara.

Included deluxe accommodation in Pokhara and standard meals (Breakfast  and Lunch)

  • Accommodation3 Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast  and farewell dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time1350m/4430ft

Today after breakfast you will transfer to the tourist bus station for day scenic countryside drive back to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Included accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel)and standard meals (Breakfast  and farewell dinner)

  • MealsBreakfast

Today we will transfer you to the international airport for your departure back home.

Included standard meals (Breakfast ) and Tea/Coffee

Not satisfied with this regular itinerary? Make your own.

Trip Map
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking-15 Days Map
What's Included
  • 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.
  • Pokhara to Nayapul to Pokhara by private vehicle.
  • Welcome dinner in an authentic restaurant.
  • 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.
  • One-hour complimentary spa/massage in Kathmandu after trek.
  • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary.
What's Excluded
  • Your Nepal Visa fees.
  • All the International air fare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • 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.
Departure Dates

If the given date is not appropriate for you, Please CONTACT US (Call/email now for a private trip,, Mobile +977 98510 71767 (24 hrs) - WhatsApp and Viber)so that Trekking Planner can happily manage your trip on dates favorable for you.

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

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Essential Info

Suggested Equipment List For Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

  • 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.


  • Based on location, the tea houses vary in their quality and style on this trek. Each of them has a 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 standpipe. Tea houses use a burning stove in the main communal area. The other rooms are unheated. Tea houses do not have money exchange facilities. We recommend you exchange cash in Kathmandu.

    At 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 them inside the pocket of your coat during the day or under your pillow at night.

  • Annapurna Base Camp trek is considered a moderately strenuous trek. However, trekking in Nepal requires a lot of steep uphills and downhill walking. You must be healthy and fit and be able to trek a minimum of 4-5 hours.

  • 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.

  • At most, 3-4 liters is sufficient. You will be able to refill bottles at lunchtime. When you are at a high altitude you have to drink more water to alleviate the symptoms of altitude.

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

  • Tea houses and other small shops on the way have stores that 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.

  • 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.

  • Altitude produces physical changes in the body. The higher you go, the 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 the effects of altitude you ascend slowly which allows for safe acclimatization.

  • 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 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.

  • Yes. The weather is changeable in the Himalayas 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 a 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 condition.

Client Reviews
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    Amazing guides, porter and team! Highly recommend!

    I did the 15 Annapurna base camp trek with the trekking planner and it was fantastic - beyond my expectations.

    Prior to arriving, Dipak always answered my questions super quickly which was so helpful!

    The airport pick up and check in to the hotel was all taken care of and I instantly felt at ease and right at home! Dipak and his team were so welcoming and it helped me enjoy my first couple days in Nepal!

    The trek itself - wow. Binoud was my guide and he was fantastic. He was knowledgeable, caring and funny and was so generous throughout the trek. He taught me many card games and offered up his phone to play games as well! Pardip was our porter and he added such great company to the trip. Together we laughed a lot and had a lot of fun!
    Binoud shared lots of stories and information about Nepalese history and areas we hiked. He always made sure I was comfortable and safe both at the tea houses and throughout the trek. I feel lucky to have had him and Pardip as a team throughout the 10 days!

    Overall I felt just so taken care of and that everyone went above and beyond to make this experience so unforgettable!

    JordanneCanada,May 25, 2023
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    Trek of a lifetime with a fantastic guide and porter

    From the minute we left the airport, trekking planner ensured that everything for our stay in Nepal was organised leaving myself and my partner nothing to worry about. Big shout out to Dipak for being so on the ball organising everything. After confusion with the hotel we initially booked independently in Kathmandu, trekking planner (in particular Abhi) stepped in and sorted us a new room in a different hotel on the spot and was incredibly keen on helping us out after a long and stressful journey.

    Once in Pokhara, our fantastic guide Binod and porter Thoman were at the bus stop already waiting for us to arrive. Spending 10 days with these guys on the trek to ABC was an absolute pleasure and an experience we will never forget. Binod always ensured we were looked after throughout our time in the mountains and ensured we were always well fed in the evenings, constantly going above and beyond, with Thoman always at the next guest house already waiting with our bags in the best room possible. It was a memorable experience trekking through the Himalayas to ABC with Binod and Thoman, whilst learning about the mountains and Nepali culture.

    Having initially nothing booked after our trek, we messaged Dipak at relatively short notice to see if trekking planner could organise the remaining 10 days of our trip. Trekking planner managed to organise all transport for the remainder of our trip, and all the activities we wanted to do (including a safari, Birthplace of Buddha, cooking course and temple visits).

    If you're after a memorable and adventurous holiday in Nepal, then this is definitely the company to book with.

    JoshUnited Kingdom,May 03, 2023
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