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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

(5 Reviews)
  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Max Altitude: 4,130m/13,545ft
  • Difficulty Level : Moderate
  • Arrival City : Kathmandu
  • Departure City : Kathmandu
  • Meals: 9 Breakfast, 7 Lunch, 8 Dinner
  • Accommodation: 4 Star Hotel and Teahouse during Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes you to a maximum altitude of 4,130 meters(13,545 feet) walking every day for 5 -7 hours (with rest in between for lunch) with your trekking guide to show you and tell you the details of mountain, mountain people and their culture and life style and your porter to carry your trekking gear and other necessary things. Enjoy your walk surrounded by mountains and come back with a very different experience and sweet memories that  you cherish for lifetime. 

We start the trip with a 25 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. At Pokhara airport your trekking guide, porter and car with driver will be waiting for you. You drive for one and half hours to a trek start point from where you leave the car and you start walking. Passing through beautiful villages Ghandruk, Chhomrong, Dovan, and Deurali you reach Annapurna Base Camp at 4130 meters above sea level. Then walk downhill to Machhapuchhre Base Camp to Jhinu Danda and further to Nayapul from where you will be picked up by the car and drive to your hotel in Pokhara where you will spend a night before returning back to Kathmandu to end the trek

Trip Highlights

  • 8 days trekking walking for 5-6 hours each day amidst the towering peaks
  • Scenic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Walk through the beautiful villages of famous Gurkha soldiers
  • Highest Altitude in this trek is at Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,545ft)

Trip Cost Includes

  • 4 Star Hotel Accommodation for 2 Nights in Kathmandu
  • 4 Star Hotel Accommodation for 1 Night in Pokhara  
  •  Tea house during trek for 6 Nights
  •  Airfare from Kathmandu to Pokhara with airport taxes
  •  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trek and Breakfast in Kathmandu/Pokhara
  •  Welcome and Farewell Dinner in a Traditional Nepalese Restaurant in Kathmandu
  •  Highly experienced trekking guide and 1 Porter for 2 trekkers
  •  Annapurna Conservation Park permit and TIMS permit for trekking
  •  All ground transportation/airport pick up drop will be in comfortable private vehicles
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  • All government and Local Taxes
  • Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket [to be returned after trek]
  • Eve Holidays T Shirt, Cap and Duffel Bag.

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Tips, drinks and Personal expenses (Laundry, battery recharge, bottle water, shower etc)
  • Lunch, dinner in Kathmandu/Pokhara not mentioned in itinerary

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300 meters)

On arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, a representative from Eve Holidays will greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. You’ll have rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: 4 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Included Meals: Welcome Dinner

Day 2: Fly to Pokhara; Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Ghandruk (1940m/6360 ft): (5 hours trek)

After breakfast in the hotel, car will pick you from your hotel to the domestic airport of Kathmandu. You board a flight to Pokhara that takes around 25 minutes. At airport in Pokhara, your  trekking guide, porter and a car with driver will be waiting for you from where you will and drive for one and half hours to Nayapul and leave the car and start to trek. Today you walk for 5 hours to get to  beautiful Ghandrul village which is a home to British Gurkhas. Todays walk follows a stone pathway, and for the most time we are climbing roughly. it can be tough on the knees so bring walking poles. 

Overnight: Guest House in Ghandruk at an altitude 1940m

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Trek from Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m/7120ft) (6 hrs walk)

Today we start with an ascent before dropping down to cross the Kimrong Khola by bridge, before making a short ascent to Taulung. We then begin the long steep ascent to join the main trail to Chommrong. The high point above the main valley is a favourite place for soaring vultures, griffons and lammergeiers, providing us with some awesome vistas as we begin the descent to Chommrong (2060m), the last major settlement before the Sanctuary and an attractive place for us to end the day amidst its alpine lodges and scenic views.

Overnight: Guest House in Chhomrong at an altitude 2,170m

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Trek from Chhomrong to Dovan ( 2,630m) ( 6-7 hrs walk)

Descending to cross the Chommrong Khola River by suspension bridge, we enjoy some excellent views of Machhapuchare and Annapurna South. We continue to climb steeply, negotiating a trail that leads us through oak and rhododendron forests until we reach a welcome teahouse on top of the ridge at Sinuwa (2350m). The ascent to Kuldigarth (2470m) is then more gradual, continuing through more lush forest to our lunch stop at the Bamboo Hotel (2340m). This afternoon we continue our ascent towards Dovan, beyond which lies the unofficial gateway into the Sanctuary, walking through wet bamboo forest to reach our accommodation later this afternoon.

Overnight: Guest House in Dovan at an  altitude 2630m

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Trek from Dovan to Derauli ( 5 hours walk )

This morning the track continues up past the so-called ‘weeping wall’ and the shrine to the ‘God of the Jungle’, to the Himalaya Hotel (2840m). Passing several spectacular waterfalls which cascade down the opposite side of the Modi Khola, we climb through bamboo forest to reach Hinku Cave at 3100m. We ascend further until we reach the small settlement of Deurali where we will spend the night.

Overnight:  Guest House in Deurali at an altitude 3200m

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Walk to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,545ft) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp; Descend down to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (5-6 hours walk)

After breakfast we start our trek further to Tengboche. Tengboche is famous for its celebrated monastery, the largest in the Khumbu where lots of visitors come for traditional yoga and meditations. From Tengboche we can see nice views of Mount Everest, Mount Lhotse, Mount Nuptse and Mount Ama dablam.

Overnight: Lodge in Tengboche

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Trek to Jhinu Danda ( 6 hours walk )

Descending through rhododendron forest full of noisy birds – mostly Black-capped Sibia, we then cross the Chommrong Khola and climb up to Chommrong village (2060m) where we take a rest break. We then begin a short climb back up through forest to the small village of Komrong Danda (2654m). Shortly we reach Jhinnu Danda.

Overnight: Guest House in Jhinu Danda at an altitude 1700m

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Trek to Nayapul; drive to Pokhara (5 hours walk)

Today on our final day of trekking we first descend to the Kimrong Khola which we cross and then tackle a short ascent. Descending further we follow the Modi River until we reach Nayapul where we meet our car with driver and make the short drive  to hotel in Lakeside, Pokhara where you can take hot shower and relax in the hotel or stroll around at lakeside or enjoy boat ride in Phewa Lake.

Overnight:  4 Star Hotel in Pokhara

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9: Drive to Kathmandu or Flight on Request

After breakfastt we have a 7 hours scenic drive to Kathmandu. 7 hours drive can be changed to 25 minutes flight on request.

We spend our last evening in Kathmandu in a farewell dinner together sharing photos recalling the excitements of trip and exchanging emails in one of the traditional Nepalese restaurant.

Overnight:  4 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 10: Airport Transfer at your flight time

Today after breakfast you are in leisure on your own. You will be escorted to airport for your flight home at your flight time.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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Accommodation during Annapurna Base Camp Trek

In Kathmandu and Pokhara, you will stay in 4 Star Hotels with breakfast included. Along the trekking routes, you stay in teahouses/lodges that generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. Accommodation are on a twin sharing basis. The accommodation in lodges in trekking routes can be single and double rooms, or a dormitory. The toilets in tea houses provide essential and basic facilities and are always outside the room. Single supplement will be provided on request and will cost an additional and depend upon availability. Although single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu/Pokhara and the trekking regions at lower elevation, it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations. Hotels in Kathmandu/Pokhara can be upgraded to 5 star in an additional cost.

Food during Annapurna Base Camp Trek

In Kathmandu/Pokhara breakfast, welcome dinner and farewell dinner are provided. While on trekking, we provide breakfast, lunch and dinner. Usually, each day dinner and breakfast will be at  teahouses/lodges where you will stay and lunch will be on the way. We make it sure that the food is hygienic and at the same time suits your palate. Foods cooked in lodges and guesthouses on the way are pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, daal bhat (rice and lentils), bread, soup, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season) and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard. You will find a lot of garlic on the menu because it assists with acclimatization. In many larger villages you may find some meat items on the menu. You can always find hot chocolate, tea, and hot lemon drinks, as well as soft drinks, and treats like chocolate and crisps.

Best Months for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The spring time from March to May and the Autumn months from September to November is considered the best months for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking.

Experience Required for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Anyone who is fit and healthy and have a habit of walking for few of hours a day can do this trek. However walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior to the trip is a good idea to enhance your stamina. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lungs and blood diseases are required to consult their doctor before taking the trip. It is also advised that you inform Eve Holidays about the medical condition before booking the trek.

Acclimatization during Annapurna Base Camp Trek

All of Eve Holidays trekking itineraries are planned keeping in mind the risk of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Going up at higher altitude too fast causes a medical condition called AMS which is serious enough to kill if neglected. We are well aware that it is essential to allow you sufficient time for acclimatization to minimize the risk. However it is important to remember that some people are more vulnerable than others. So we suggest to avoid alcohol and drink enough water and get good night sleep during the trek.

Frequently Asked Questions

How difficult is the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek which goes only up to an altitude of 4,130 meters and if you have a habit of exercise and walking, you will have no problem at all.

Can I change the travel date after I book the trek?

Yes we give you the flexibility to change the travel date or amend the itinerary and that has to be in written and at least 25 days before departure date. The cost incurred due to the changes has to be borne by you.

Do I get refund if I cancel the trip?

Booking deposits are transferable to anyone you want for any time in future. For cancelling the trip, cancellation policy in our booking terms and conditions will apply.

When is the best time for Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

March ,April, May and Sept, Oct, Nov are the best time for Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

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    Lucas

    Group Traveller

    This was a great trip. Everything was well organized. Thanks to Eve Holidays for the best arrangement and advice. From receiving us at airport and during the whole trip, we were taken care of at every step. Our trekking guide Pasang was very caring, knowledgeable and friendly. We had dal bhat during trek and it was clean and good taste. Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara were great. This company is recommended to everyone looking for a professional trekking company in Nepal.

    July 28, 2023

    Eugene

    Solo Traveller

    Маinа frоm Еvе Ноlidаys sраrеd nо ехреnsе in mаking surе I wаs sаfе аnd соmfоrtаblе in this tоur. Grаntеd, thе wildеrnеss аnd mоuntаins саn bе а dаngеrоus рlасе but I аlwаys fеlt tаkеn саrе оf by Маinа аnd hеr саrеfully sеlесtеd guidеs. Тhе trеk itsеlf is nоt tоо diffiсult, аnd thе viеws аt АВС аrе brеаthtаking аnd tо diе fоr. А grеаt triр!

    April 15, 2023

    Martin Derek, Norway

    Solo Traveller

    My experience trekking with Eve Holidays team was fantastic. Everything was perfect.

    March 23, 2023

    Trevor

    Solo Traveller

    I was visiting Nepal for the first time and my trek to Annapurna Base Camp was very rewarding one. My trekking guide was very friendly and helping always. I am satisfied with their services and definitely recommend this company to everyone.

    March 18, 2020

    Sarah

    Solo Traveller

    I was very much interested in trekking in Nepal but was confused going through the sea of trekking and tours. Somehow I reached out to this great lady Maina and my conversation started through emails. I was impressed that the response was quick and precise to what I wanted to understand about the tour. From the warm welcome at airport to the farewell dinner on the last day, everything was perfect. Their service is great and good value for money. My guide Gyanu was nice and humorous lady. Food was good and accommodation was fine taking into consideration that we were in remote mountains and shouldn’t be expecting luxury. Mountain views, local way of life in Nepal, beautiful villages and smiling friendly people, I love my experience. I would extremely recommend Eve Holidays as I am personally very satisfied and this company is operated by a single mom and she has women working in this company, so that she can help them. I appreciate the small step taken by her to help other women like herself.

    November 13, 2019
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