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Annapurna Base Camp Trek
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Overview

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the most popular trekking trail for mountain scenery and classical walking holidays. This is the stunning trekking trail along the terraced farmland, spectacular landscape, through colorful forests, villages and bank of river.

Where is Annapurna base camp?

Located at the Annapurna Trekking Region, Annapurna Base Camp hiking trail is the trekkers paradise to enjoy the great Himalayan villages and mountains in-front of you.

This world’s famous trekking trail also known as Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking provides you the opportunity to meet the local ethnic people, their culture and festivals. The trek starts from the low land and winds its way up to 4130m where you will get opportunity to view the soaring Himalayan peaks.

When is the best time to do Annapurna Base Camp Trekking?

The best time for trek to ABC is from mid September to November in autumn season and March to May in spring. However, it can done all the time in a year. Every season in Nepal has its specific features to offer to the trekkers. Trekking in Monsoon season will be good for photographers, videographers, researchers, botanists and adventure enthusiasts.

Autumn Season (September, October, November)

Autumn is the best time of year for trekking to Annapurna Base Camp. It is a dry season, moderate temperature, clear skies and beautiful mountain views. The visibility is high, crowded trekking trails and busy hotels. Experience the culture, festival and colorful surrounding at your best.

  • Annapurna base camp trek in September
  • Annapurna base camp trek in October
  • Annapurna base camp trek in November

Winter Season (December, January, February)

If you like quieter, trek Annapurna base camp in winter. It is possible even in January and February but warm trekking gears are must. Dry air, clear skies, warmer days and best mountain visibility are to experience. Never trek alone in winter. You can’t underestimate the weather of mountains.

  • Annapurna base camp trek in December
  • Annapurna base camp trek in January
  • Annapurna base camp trek in February

Spring  Season (March, April, May)

This is another best time after Autumn season and most busiest time of trekking. In spring, the weather is warm and cool night. Rhododendrons are at full bloom with red hills.

  • Annapurna base camp trek in March
  • Annapurna base camp trek in April
  • Annapurna base camp trek in May

Monsoon Season (June, July, August)

Monsoon is the rainy season and has the high risk of landslides, flood, mosquitoes and leeches on the trail. The view will not be good if it rains all the day. So, Annapurna Base Camp Trekking during monsoon is not highly recommended. However, you can trek to ABC even in the monsoon season with rain gears, guide and full preparation.

  • Annapurna base camp trek in June
  • Annapurna base camp trek in July
  • Annapurna base camp trek in August

How difficult is to trek Annapurna Base Camp?

Hike to Annapurna Base Camp at an elevation of 4310m wouldn’t be so much difficult if you are a good walker/hiker. Annapurna base camp hike is a moderate type of trekking. Even a non-professional trekker can do it easily. A few days hiking up to 4310m will provide you the glimpses of Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Fishtail at a close.

You will have a exciting experience hiking through the hills, dense alpine forests, villages and banks of holy rivers.

The following points will define the difficulty of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Duration of ABC trek

Usually, it takes around two weeks to trek Annapurna Base Camp but if you are experienced hiker and go for rapid, you can make it within 7-9 days. The trek itinerary can be extended or reduced as per your requirement.

Due to transportation access Annapurna Base Camp trekking can be done within 1 week.

On an average, the walking hour during trekking will be 5-6 hours. But, if you go longer time walking, the trekking length would be shorter. But, you would not have happy trekking experience if you go express walking.

Take a look at our blog post, Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Preparation and training for detail information how much you walk a day.

Altitude Sickness

For Annapurna base camp trek, you need to have basic knowledge about the mountain path, hiking experience as this is moderate trek. There might be gradual elevation rise and some long step stone stairs en-route. You might experience the symptoms of altitude sickness during trekking.

Be careful of it. Consult to your guide if you have some experience of dizziness, headache, dehydration and vomiting.

Trekking Season, Weather and Temperature

Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp is best during autumn and spring. But, if you consider winter and monsoon time, it may be worse (sometimes but not always). It is well known that trekking in Nepal during monsoon and winter is not highly recommended.

But you can do it if you have strong determination. Be careful about the altitude sickness, availability of tea house en-route, snowfall at winter and the road link. Sometime, the flood, landslide may cause disconnecting the roads and bad weather may be the reason for flight cancels.

How to trek Annapurna Base Camp?

The stunning hiking trail to Annapurna Base Camp starts from Nayapul, a small town can be reached at an hour drive from pokhara covering the places Ghorepani Poon Hill, Chhomrong, Dovan, Deurali, Annapurna Base Camp and Jhinu Danda. The best time for this popular trek is the Autumn and Spring season i.e. from September to November and march to May.

During the monsoon and winter season, the trek is not advised to do but if you are interested, you can trek upto Ghorepani Poon Hill from where you will explore the mountain sunrise over the snow capped Himalayan Peaks.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 03: 1.5 hour Drive Pokhara to Nayapul & Trek to Ulleri 6 hrs
Day 04: Ulleri to Ghorepani 5-6 hrs trek
Day 05: Ghorepani hike to Poon Hill & Tadapani 5-6 hrs trek
Day 06: Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrung 5-6 hrs trek
Day 07: Trek from Dovan to Deurali – 4 hrs trek
Day 08: Trek from Deurali to Machhapuchre Base camp & Annapurna Base Camp – 5 hrs trek
Day 09: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) to Bamboo – 6 hrs trek
Day 10: Bamboo to Jhinudada hot Spring – 5 hrs trek
Day 11: Trek from Jhinudada to Dhampus Phedi 6-7 hrs trek & drive to Pokhara one-hour drive
Day 12: Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu 6-7 hrs drive by bus
Day 13: Free time in Kathmandu, final departure to onward destination or home.

How much does it cost to trek Annapurna base camp?

Trip Cost Includes

  • Tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in B/B plan
  • Mountain lodge (tea house) during ABC trek
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during Annapurna base Camp Trek
  • Government taxes and office expenses.
  • TIMS and Annapurna conservation Area entry permit fees
  • Experienced english speaking guide and porter (1 for 2 pax)
  • Medical fist aid kit box
  • Farewell dinner after completition of Annapurna Base Camp Trek in a restaurant with typical Nepalese culture

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you can obtain visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport). USD $25 for 15 days visa
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Meals beyond itinerary
  • Your personal expenses and trekking equipments
  • Hot shower, battery charging for mobile and camera, you need to pay extra on the tea houses.
  • All the bar bills, soft and hard drinks
  • Tips for guide, porter and driver
  • Flight from Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu

How to plan/book my ABC trek?

If you are planning for the best trekking holidays or some days vacation in Nepal Himalayas, join Treks Booking Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Trail in Spring and Autumn 2019 with our professional and experienced trekking guides and porters.

For the online booking, please take some time to fill up our trip reservation page of our official website or you can directly call us on our 24/7 hunting phone lines or you can mail us at info@treksbooking.com. Contact for the special discounts and best deal offer.

We will assist you in air ticketing (international/domestic), airport pickup, hotel reservation, trekking permits, guide/porter hiring and vehicle if you wish.

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Annapurna base camp short trek

If you are limited by time, no problem we can arrange you Annapurna Base Camp Trek 10 days or Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 days. These are the short ABC trek itineraries that we have for the trekkers who do not have much time to trek Annapurna Base Camp Trek 13 days.

You can read our blog for trek distance, route map, cost details, trek difficulty. Visit our blog section for Annapurna Base Camp trek information.

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  1. Awesome Annapurna Base camp Trek October 2018
    John3rd December, 2018

    Thank You Hari for organizing Annapurna Base Camp Trek. You guys are fantastic. Our guide ganesh was helpful. We had a good time in Nepal and enjoyed Nepali Dashain festival. Highly Recommended company Treks Booking and will trek to Manaslu next year.

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Trip Facts

  • 2-12 People
  • 5555m
  • Annapurna
  • Moderate
  • Nayapul
  • Dhampus Phedi
  • Tea House
  • September-November, March-May