Annapurna Base Camp Trek

10 Days
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Moderate
  • Annapurna Basecamp, Kaski
  • Adventure/Active
  • 12+
  • Private and Group
  • Fully Guided
  • Instant Booking
  • 4130 meters
  • March-May and Sep-Nov


The trek to Annapurna Base Camp is one of the world’s most spectacular high-altitude trails, passing through a wide range of habitats inside the boundaries of Annapurna Sanctuary National Park. Annapurna Base Camp is the jumpoff point and final destination of the journey. You’ll start your trek to Annapurna Base Camp, at an altitude of 4,100 meters, by making your way through a magnificent forest and rice paddies. The environment changes drastically as you gain altitude, from a tropical rainforest to snow-covered peaks and knee-deep snow.

A trip across Nepal is an adventure you won’t soon forget. The ABC trail is commonly considered to be among the most beautiful day trips in the region. Many hikers choose for this route instead of the more popular one to Everest Base Camp since it is shorter and less expensive. Annapurna I (8091 meters), Annapurna South (7219 meters), the fishtail Machapuchhre (6993 meters), and Hiunchuli are just a few of the world’s tallest mountains that surround the base camp, making for a really remarkable setting (6441 m). Hiking to Annapurna Base Camp is possible from a variety of trailheads and can take anywhere from six to twelve days.

Amazing mountain views, terraced farms, charming Gurung towns, and a plethora of flora and wildlife await you on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek (ABC). Nepal’s Mt. Annapurna (8091m) is the world’s tenth-highest peak, and the hike to its base camp, at 4130m/13549ft, is one of the most well-known hikes in the world.

Annapurna Basecamp Trek highlights

  • Reach: Annapurna Base Camp (4130m/13,549ft), the base of the 10th tallest of the planet (Mt Annapurna I – 8091m/26545ft) and Machhapurchhre Base Camp (3700m/12135ft), the base of Mt Fishtail (virgin peak of Nepal)
  • Walk: Following marked and maintained classic route of Annapurna Base Camp inside the Annapurna Conservation are passing lush vegetation and different wildlife, ethnic Gurung settlements, rickety suspension bridges, pristine waterfalls, beautiful rivers, religious monuments, natural wonders, and cultural heritage.
  • Explore: Ethnic Gurung culture, tradition and lifestyle, exotic Himalayan wildlife vegetation, Buddhist monasteries, chortens, stupas, alleys, long mane walls, natural caves, pristine lakes, and Gurung cultural museum.
  • Have: Picturesque sceneries of Mt. Annapurna I (4130m/13,549ft), Annapurna II (7937m/26,040ft), Annapurna III (7555m/24787ft), Annapurna IV (7525m/24688ft), Annapurna South(7219m23684ft), Machhapuchhre (6999m/22963ft) , Dhaulagiri I (8167m/26795ft), Gangapurna (7455m/24459ft), Khangsar Kang (7485m/24557ft), Dhampus peak (6011m/19724ft), Hiunchuli (6441m/21132ft) with a flourishing Himalayan ecosystem that contains of lush woodlands blended with diverse terrains
  • Sightsee: World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu (Pashupatinath, Swyambhunath, Boudhnath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square), Annapurna Base Camp (surrounded mountain peaks), and Machhapuchhre Base Camp
  • Get: The mesmerizing sunrise view from the famous viewpoint of Poon Hill (3210m/10192ft)
  • Relax: At the natural hot spring at Jhinu Danda (1780m/5840ft)
  • Doable side-trips: Day hike to World Peace Pagoda, Paragliding at Sarangkot, Sightseeing at Begnas/ Rupa lake


Altitude: 1,350m/4,428ft.

We will on this day drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu. If we are drive early morning at around 7 am. On the way, we will pass by a lot of farm villages and cities with views of snow topped peaks.

Pokhara actually is the most well-known valleys in the southern slope of Himalayas. It hides the best of Himalayan charisma with three arresting lakes in its region- Phewa, Begnas and Rupa. Overnight In Pokhara.

Early in the morning, we will drive to Nayapul from Pokhara and walk all along the path and carry-on trekking down the hill following a river to Birethanti lying at the height of 1,025m at the bank of Modi River. Following the river, we will ascend to Syali bazaar.

Then we will walk on a gradual twisting path beside the river Modi. With a short way up to another New Bridge also named as Nayapul and then we will climb to Jhinu danda for overnight. Here, you can enjoy dipping in the hot spring too. Overnight in Jhinu Danda.

From Jhinu danda, we will trek to Dovan taking approximately 6 hours. On the way we will be rewarded by the magnificent views of Mt. Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South and Huinchuli.

We will trek uphill for some hours to the river, we will again have an exhausting way up takes to the crest of the edge. Then, with a pleasing walk, we will get to Chomrong, a large Gurung village and the doorway to Annapurna Sanctuary.

We will then walk down to the bridge after that we will have another vertical ascend to Sinawua Danda that rewards us with the wonderful panorama of the nearby landscapes and snow topped peaks. From here, we will walk on a pleasant path through charming oaks, rhododendron, and pines forest.

Also, we will move down to Bamboo which is a small community with around five lodges in the heart of a wooded area. It is filled with bamboo and rhododendron trees beside the Modi River. Then, we will get to Dovan after a gradual climb all the way through the cool shadow of the forest. Overnight in Dovan.

A short walking day today because of the altitude and risk of snow avalanches in the area that we need to cross in the next morning. Our day begins with the climb through bamboo, then rhododendron forests to Himalayan Hotel and on to Hinko cave. The accommodation will be in Deurali, on the ridge above Hinko is the stretch of trail that is most subject to avalanche. Overnight at guesthouse.

This is one of the significant days of the trek. On this day, we will walk for 6 hours to get to Annapurna Base Camp lying at the height of 4,031m.

We will walk along with the violent flow of Modi River till we reach at Machhapuchhre base camp. It is beautifully set on the northern side of the gigantic Mt. Machhapuchhre.
Here, you will be rewarded with the views of Huinchuli, Annapurna South, and Annapurna I. This is normally a set to stay overnight. But on our ABC 10 days trek, we will continue walking gradually on this day for around 3 hours to reach at Annapurna Base Camp.
This rewards us with the striking views of the adjacent snow-capped peaks including world’s 10th highest Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna South, Huinchuli, Mt. Machhapuchhre and more. Also, you don’t want to miss the great Annapurna glacier down below. Overnight at a Teahouse.

We will on this day trek to Lower Sinuwa lying at 2,220m after spending the most memorable time at Annapurna Base Camp. We will walk for around 7 hours and definitely we will be witnessing the breathtaking views. We pass the wooded area with bamboo and rhododendron trees named Bamboo.
We will walk downhill by the river Modi. From Bamboo, we will be trekking uphill to Khuldi post. After that, we will have the zigzag path from side to side with the lovely woodland till we get to Sinwa danda and 15 munutes downhill from Sinuwadada we reach Lower Sinuwa, where we will stay overnight.

On this day, we will trek to Jhinu Dada set at the height of 1,700m moving ahead from Chommrong.
From Jhinu Dada we move further downhill cross the Jhinu bridge. We walk further 30 minute to Matqyu from where we drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at Pokhara

Early in the morning, we will drive back to Kathmandu. After that, we will transfer to our hotel in Kathmandu. At hotel, you can just relax or go for last minute shopping. Overnight in hotel.

Lastly, Enjoy your last moment in Kathmandu with a stroll or souvenir shopping. Therefore, Marking the end of your trek, we will drive you to the Tribhuvan International Airport at the scheduled time for your flight home. or if you have extra days for other activities you can reach us.



  • Airport pickup and drop by car/van/bus
  • TIMS cards
  • Entry permit
  • Meals during trek (breakfast/lunch/dinner)
  • Experienced local guides and porters
  • All accommodation during the treks
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit) with regular check up of oxygen saturation


  • Any food, deserts and accommodation during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Travel medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
  • Nepal entry visa fee and International air fare.
  • Personal equipment.
  • Tips for guide and Porter (Tipping is expected)
  • Personal expenses such as: Alcoholic beverages, hot shower, water bottle, cold drinks, hot water, battery charge and donation. etc.
  • Extra night food and accommodation due to any reason.
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned on ‘price included’ section


Trek difficulty

Annapurna Base Camp is a moderate walk. Length, highest point, season, topography, and altitude all affect the ultimate score. It’s not as difficult as previous Annapurna hikes, but you should still be fit. The trek is good for youngsters and seniors. The trek has no age limit. The track features difficult ascents and descents. The trail has several stone stairs, which might be tiring. Higher altitudes have snowy paths. AMS sufferers may struggle at Annapurna Base Camp’s 4,130m/13,547ft altitude.

Running, swimming, and climbing for a month before your vacation will assist you reach the peak. Avoid the winter if you can, as you’ll likely have to trek in heavy snow. Hiking with large goods might cause shoulder ache, so employ a porter. The rewarding views are yours if you train and prepare for the voyage.

Best Seasons

Autumn (September, October, November) is a great season to visit the ABC due of the mild temperatures, soft winds, and limited precipitation. The sun is bright, the skies are blue, and the mountain view is spectacular. The clear night sky lets you admire the stars.

Beginning in early September, pleasant to warm temperatures replace the monsoons. In the highlands, daytime highs can reach 20 degrees Celsius and nighttime lows of 5 degrees. Grain ripens on terraced fields as monsoon greens fade to golden/amber, giving a stunning contrast against brilliant blue skies. Green, safe lowlands. Dashain and Tihar, Nepal’s two biggest festivals, coincide with your visit.

In December–February, many people visit the ABC. Winter in the ABC Walk zones may be frigid, but the thrill is worth it for adventurous hikers. ABC may reach -10°C. December through early February is coldest, with temperatures increasing after late February. Bright, sunny days. Winter is a terrific season to go hiking since there are less people and the snow-capped mountains are more beautiful. Beginners shouldn’t travel now, but seasoned hikers should be fine.

People and Lifestyle

At lower altitudes, we may expect to see members of the Brahman and Chhetri castes, but in the Himalaya, we will meet the Mongolian Himalayan people who inhabit that region. The area is mostly inhabited by the Gurung and Magar tribes, who are well known for forming the legendary Gurkha army.

The Gurung and Magar people are committed to maintaining and celebrating their rich cultural heritage. Famous villages such as Ghorepani, Chhomrong, Dovan, and so on will be traversed during the course of the trek. The village’s historic dwellings are cultural treasures in and of themselves. Visiting the museum, gompa, and temple will enrich your experience by providing insight into the region’s past. While in the hamlet, take advantage of the friendly locals, explore the unique culture, participate in interesting events, and eat delicious, authentic cuisine.

Heritage and landscapes

The western part of Nepal is home to Annapurna Base Camp. During your hike in the Annapurna area, you will pass through several picturesque villages. You may see for yourself that the Annapurna area is endowed with some very magnificent high peaks by taking a look around. National Trust for Nature Conservation’s Annapurna Conservation Area Project has been protecting the Annapurna area since 1992.

Nepal’s Kaski, Manang, Mustang, Myangdi, and Lamjung districts are all included in the Annapurna Conservation Area’s geographical scope. The Annapurna Conservation Area contains much of the trail used by various Annapurna hiking itineraries.
Some of the most well-known and popular treks in Nepal are the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, the Annapurna Circuit Trek, the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, and the Jomsom Muktinath Trek. All of these treks in the Annapurna region provide breathtaking vistas of the surrounding mountains and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel to the foot of the Himalayas.

Flora and Fauna

The flora and fauna of the Annapurna Conservation Area are the major draws of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The area is home to about 1,352 plant species, 128 mammal species, 40 reptile species, and 23 amphibian species.

There is a large rhododendron forest in the protected area, and it is possible to visit Ghorepani, Poon Hill, and Tadapani. Rhododendron View Trekking in Nepal on the ABC Trail in the early spring is a wonderful experience. Numerous bird species, such as the Himalayan pheasant, woodpecker, spiny babbler, partridge, red jungle fowl, barbet, and kingfisher, call this area home. Steppe polecats, argali, kiangs, golden jackals, snow leopards, and red pandas all make the upper portion of the protected region home. Depending on the season, the path to Annapurna Base Camp will be home to a different variety of animals.

You can see and discover many different species of flora and fauna while exploring this protected area.

Recommended Gears for the Trek

The Annapurna Basecamp Trek can be appropriate and pleasant if you are geared up with a proper packing list. Therefore, being prepared with the packing list prior to the trek comes in handy.

The necessary packing list for the trek are mentioned under the following points:


  • Jackets (Windproof or Down)
  • Waterproof outerwear
  • Thermal wears
  • Woolen hat or cap
  • Pair of gloves
  • Shoes
  • Tracksuits and trouser
  • Trekking boot
  • Towel


  • Bags
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Camera, binocular and mobile phones
  • Extra batteries or power bank
  • Water purifier tablets
  • Headlamp and torch
  • Trekking Sticks
  • Lighters
  • Whistle
  • Toilet papers and tissue papers


The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is widely regarded as one of the best legendary and classical treks in the world, and for all the right reason. Not only does it provide breathtaking mountain views, but it also allows visitors to immerse themselves in the culture of rural Nepal and learn about its people and customs. Annapurna Base Camp, located at an elevation of 4,130 meters, may be reached after trekking through a variety of breathtaking scenery, including picturesque Gurung and Magar villages, verdant Rhododendron, bamboo, and alpine forests.

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January 20, 2023

I recently went on a trek with Wandering Trail Adventures to ABC and it was an incredible experience. Our guide, Rikesh, was knowledgeable, professional, and made the trek enjoyable for everyone in our group. He was able to navigate the terrain with ease and was always available to answer any questions we had. The agency was very organized, providing us with all the necessary equipment and making sure we were well-prepared for the trek. The accommodations were comfortable and the food was delicious. I highly recommend Wandering trail adventures and their guide, John, to anyone looking for a memorable trekking experience.

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