Annapurna Base Camp Trek

15 reviewsAnnapurna Sanctuary
Trip Fact:
  • Duration 13 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • DestinationNepal
  • Max Altitude4130m
  • AccommodationHotels in Kathmandu ,Pokhara and Guest houses/lodges during trekking
  • MealsBreakfast in Kathmandu/Pokhara and All meals during the trek
  • Trip Start/EndPokhara
  • Group Size1-30 pax
  • Best SeasonMarch, April, May, September, October and November are the best months.

The trek to Annapurna Base Camp presents a remarkable expedition into the glacial core of the western Himalayas, offering a captivating encounter with the majestic presence of Mt. Annapurna, standing proudly as the tenth highest peak globally, soaring at an elevation of 8,091 meters.

Embark on a journey through the majestic Himalayas with the awe-inspiring Annapurna Base Camp trek. Nestled in the heart of Nepal, this trekking expedition has captivated the hearts of adventurers from around the world. As a local trekking agency, we can provide you with a unique and fresh perspective on this remarkable trek.

The Annapurna Base Camp trek is an extraordinary odyssey that takes you deep into the heart of the Annapurna Sanctuary, a hidden gem known for its breathtaking beauty and rich biodiversity. Prepare to be spellbound by the towering snow-capped peaks, cascading waterfalls, lush rhododendron forests, and serene mountain villages that dot the landscape.

The journey commences in Nayapul, a quaint village on the outskirts of Pokhara. As you begin your ascent, you'll be greeted by friendly locals and warm smiles that embody the renowned Nepalese hospitality. Passing through charming Gurung and Magar villages, you'll witness the vibrant tapestry of local cultures, adorned with colorful prayer flags fluttering in the mountain breeze.

With every step, the landscape undergoes a magnificent transformation. As you ascend, the dense forests gradually give way to alpine meadows, revealing panoramic vistas of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. Majestic peaks like Machapuchare (Fishtail), Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli will accompany you throughout the journey, inspiring awe and wonder.

The highlight of the Annapurna Base Camp trek is reaching the base camp itself. Situated at an altitude of 4,130 meters (13,550 feet), this natural amphitheater is encircled by towering giants, including Annapurna I, the tenth highest mountain in the world. Standing amidst this grandeur, you'll feel a sense of tranquility and reverence that words cannot fully capture.

We ensures that you'll have access to up-to-date information about the trek, including weather conditions, trail updates, and safety recommendations. This way, you can plan your adventure with confidence and make the most of your experience in the Annapurna region.

The Annapurna Base Camp trek is a testament to the remarkable fusion of nature and culture. You'll forge lasting connections with fellow trekkers from diverse backgrounds and forge memories that will stay with you forever. So, lace up your boots, pack your backpack, and let the Annapurna Base Camp trek unravel its secrets as you embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure in the heart of the Himalayas.

For travelers seeking a more expedited journey to the Annapurna Base Camp within a shorter timeframe, an alternative route that bypasses Poon Hill, such as the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek - 7 Days, presents an ideal choice.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Highlights

  • 13 days of serene hiking in Annapurna Sanctuary, through meadows, grasslands, terrace farming, pasture land, and alpine landscape.
  • Awe-striking panorama of Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri range, Makalu, and countless glaciers throughout Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
  • The tireless hikes on stone-paved trek routes, waterfalls, green oak, and vivid rhododendron forests.
  • An ideal cultural escapade to the heart of Annapurna villages like Ghorepani, Ghandruk, and Pokhara.
  • Experienced trek leader in front, porters to support your baggage, well-planned logistics, adequate acclimatisation, detailed itineraries, best available accommodations, meals, and more with Dream Himalayan.
  • Fixed departures with limited group size, immediate medical assistance, and helicopter evacuation services.
  • Complimentary sightseeing tour around historical places inside Kathmandu when you book this trip with us.


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A representative from DHA will meet you at Tribhuwan International airport, Kathmandu and transferred to the hotel, after your freshness briefing program for your trekking, overnight at hotel.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 1400m

Drive to Pokhara by tourist bus, it will take approximate 6-7 hours to reach PKR. Once you arrive, free time in Pokhara, you can explore around Lake city and beautiful Phewa lake itself. Pokhara is beautiful lake city which offers panoramic views of Mt. Machapuchre, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt Annapurna and Mt. Manaslu. Overnight at hotel.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 800m

Take a morning breakfast in Pokhara, and drive to Ulleri by private jeep, continues through local villages following the bank of Modi khola to reach Ulleri(2,055m). Then we continues walking to Ghorepani through the pine forest, oak and rhododendrons forest.

  • Hotel/Tea House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2840m

Early morning, we start hike up to Poon hill (3210mtr).This Vantage Poon hill offers magnificent Sunrise views of Dhaulagiri (8167m), Nilgiri (6940m) , Annapurna (7215m), Machapuchre (6997m), Manaslu (8163m), Annapurna(7993m) and other several peaks . This sunrise view will be unforgettable experience in your lifetime. After spending 1 hour at Poon hill we return back to Ghorepani. After taking breakfast we leave for Tadapani through pine and Rhododendron forest.

  • Hotel/Tea House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2610m

Today the trail descends down to Chhomorong through forest and Gurung Villages which takes approximately five hours. Overnight at Guesthouse

  • Hotel/Tea House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2140m

The trail continues by crossing Khuldighar located at 2328 meter. From here we step down through the gorge of river to reach Dovan .Overnight at Guesthouse

  • Hotel/Tea House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2500m

In the morning, take a breakfast, and start trekking, the trail continuous through Bamboo and Rhododendron forest to reach Hinko. Then we climb up to MBC which is known also Annapurna Sanctuary. Overnight at Guesthouse

  • Hotel/Tea House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3700m

Leave MBC early morning,  our goal is Annapurna Base Camp, which located at evaluation of 4130 meter. Annapurna Base Camp offers Superb views of Annapurna (7993m), Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machapuchre (6997m) and other several peaks. Overnight at Guesthouse.

  • Hotel/Tea House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4130m

After taking breakfast the trail descends to the bamboo following the bank of beautiful Modi khola (river), which takes approximately 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthous

  • Hotel/Tea House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2345m

Take a breakfast in Bamboo, and start trekking, the trail continuous through the rhododendron and bamboo forest to reach Jhinu Hot spring. Jhinu offers natural hot spring and beautiful Modi khola valley. Overnight at Guesthouse.

  • Hotel/Tea house
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 1780m

This is our final day of Annapurna Base Camp trekking from Jhinu we walk through the right side of Modi River to reach Sewai then we assent up to Nayapul. ( Jeep option also available from Sewai to Nayapul to Pokhara). Then we drive back to Pokhara which takes approximately 1.5 hours. Overnight at Pokhara hotel.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • 1780m

Take a breakfast in your Pokhara hotel and start a journey to Kathmandu by touriest bus, it is approximate 6-7 hours drive. Overnight stay in Kathmandu

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 1400m

The trip has ended. You fly to your next destination. Our airport team will take care of your check-out and airport drop.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast

Is this itinerary suitable for you?

  • This particular journey entails 11 days of physically demanding trekking. You will be engaged in trekking activities for up to 8 hours per day, often at altitudes exceeding 4000 meters. Consequently, it is crucial to be mindful of the potential risks associated with altitude sickness. For further information on this matter, please refer to
  • Maintaining an exceptional level of physical fitness and overall health is of utmost importance for this trip. It is advisable to engage in preparatory training prior to embarking on this adventure in order to optimize your readiness.
  • During the trek, you will be accommodated in modest teahouses, commonly referred to as trekking lodges. These facilities offer basic amenities, although availability of hot water may be inconsistent and may incur additional charges. Access to electricity outlets for charging electronic devices may also require an extra fee. While Wi-Fi is available at select locations, the quality of connectivity can be unreliable.
  • The specific items you will need to pack may vary depending on the season in which you are undertaking the trek. It is essential to come adequately prepared. For useful tips on what to include in your packing list, please visit


  • The Annapurna trek is a well-frequented route, and you can expect to encounter numerous fellow trekkers and groups during your expedition, both on the trail and at the teahouses. If you are seeking a less traveled path that offers a greater emphasis on immersive experiences within local communities rather than following an established route, we recommend exploring our 10 Days Manaslu Circuit Trek.

Trip Map

Annapurna Base Camp Trek map

Cost Details


  • Arrival and departure from the airport will be arranged by car/van/hiace.
  • You will be provided with 2 nights of accommodation in Kathmandu, including breakfast.
  • Twin-sharing accommodation will be provided in Pokhara for 2 nights, also including breakfast.
  • During the trek, all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) as well as accommodation will be provided.
  • A full day sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu valley will be organized, including a tour guide and transportation.
  • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide with a valid government license will accompany you throughout the trek. The guide's expenses such as salary, insurance, flight, food, and lodging are covered.
  • A trekking porter will be provided for every 2 trekkers. The porter's expenses, including salary, insurance, flight, food, and lodging, are covered.
  • All necessary paperwork, trekking permits, and a TIMS card will be taken care of.
  • A comprehensive medical kit and trekking equipment for the staff will be provided.
  • All government and local taxes are included in the package.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back will be arranged by a tourist bus.
  • Private transportation will be provided from Pokhara to the starting point of the trek and from the trek's endpoint back to Pokhara.


  • Nepal visa fee
  • International and domestic airfare
  • Lunch and dinner expenses in Kathmandu/Pokhara
  • Additional nights of accommodation in Kathmandu/Pokhara ( if any)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Any personal expenses such as phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, water bottles, hot showers, etc.
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Any kind of drinks, including hot water, alcoholic beverages, and soft drinks.
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the inclusive cost.

Good to Know

Meals and Accommodation in Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The provision of suitable accommodation and sustenance holds paramount importance in the context of trekking. It is imperative for trekkers to secure appropriate lodging and meals in accordance with their chosen route. The Annapurna Base Camp trek offers commendable facilities for accommodation and dining along its path, catering to diverse budgets. Various teahouses, lodges, and hotels are available, providing comfortable lodging options.

Regarding gastronomic preferences, a wide array of local and international cuisines can be found throughout the trek. The menu options provided on this journey are highly satisfactory, offering reasonable and affordable prices. Trekkers can indulge in authentic Nepali dishes to replenish their energy for the trek, while also savoring delectable international cuisines prepared by skilled chefs.

However, it is important to note that advanced booking for accommodation is necessary during the trekking season, as the Annapurna Base Camp region tends to be bustling with tourists. Failure to pre-book may result in inconvenience or difficulties in securing lodging.

Travel Insurance for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Travel insurance serves as a vital document ensuring a safe and secure trip. It provides coverage for medical emergencies, such as illnesses or accidents that may occur during travel. Additionally, it offers protection against flight delays, cancellations, and aids in resolving issues related to baggage, including loss, theft, or delay.

For the Annapurna Base Camp trek, obtaining comprehensive travel insurance is strongly recommended. The trek involves reaching altitudes exceeding 4,000 meters above sea level, where the risk of requiring immediate medical attention becomes significant. Furthermore, unforeseen incidents may transpire during the journey.

Securing travel insurance is crucial to mitigate potential additional expenses and effectively manage any unforeseen circumstances. It is essential to ensure that the chosen insurance policy covers treks exceeding 4,000 meters for the Annapurna Base Camp trek. Alternatively, a separate policy tailored to the specific trek can be obtained if it does not surpass the aforementioned altitude.

Altitude Sickness in Annapurna Base Camp Trek

As the elevation surpasses 2500 meters above sea level, the likelihood of experiencing altitude sickness increases. This condition is common among individuals traveling at high altitudes due to reduced atmospheric pressure and limited oxygen availability.

The Annapurna Base Camp, situated at an altitude of 4130 meters above sea level, poses a risk of altitude sickness as trekkers ascend higher. Symptoms of this ailment may initially manifest as common discomforts, including headaches, nausea, vomiting, and shortness of breath. However, if not promptly addressed, altitude sickness can pose a serious threat to one's health.

It is imperative for trekkers to familiarize themselves with the symptoms of altitude sickness. If experiencing headaches, dizziness, or excessive fatigue, immediate attention and self-treatment are warranted. Prioritizing personal well-being should always be the foremost consideration. Additionally, trekkers should possess basic knowledge of first aid, as it is not always feasible to rely on external assistance for minor ailments. Adequate hydration, carrying a well-equipped first aid kit, and an ample supply of necessary medications are highly recommended for the ABC trek.

Best Time to do Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Autumn (September-November) along with spring (March-May)

Autumn offers warm and dry weather, creating ideal trekking conditions. The clear atmosphere provides breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain ranges. Similarly, during spring, the temperature is pleasant, making it suitable for trekking. This season is marked by the blooming of Rhododendron flowers and the transformation of dry leaves into vibrant green foliage. Trekking in spring offers a picturesque experience as you immerse yourself in the lush greenery along the trails.

Winter (December to February) and Summer (June to August)

In winter, the temperature in the Annapurna region drops significantly, often below freezing point. Consequently, the area becomes extremely cold, necessitating the use of appropriate trekking gear to ensure safety and comfort. Trekking in this season requires thorough preparation and precautions.

During summer, the Annapurna region experiences heavy rainfall, resulting in slippery and muddy trails. The combination of rain and challenging terrain makes trekking in these conditions particularly demanding.

Considering these factors, it is advisable to plan treks during the autumn and spring seasons to enjoy optimal weather conditions and captivating landscapes.


  • Q1. Where is Annapurna Base Camp Trek Located?

    The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is situated within the scenic Annapurna region of Nepal, positioned north of the captivating city of Pokhara. This trekking route encompasses the north-central area of Nepal, specifically within the Gandaki zone. It is geographically delineated by the Kali Gandaki River to the west and the Marshyangdi River to the north. Throughout this remarkable journey, trekkers traverse the heart of the Annapurna Conservation Area, which showcases the pristine natural beauty and diverse ecological wonders of the region.

  • In the Annapurna region, there are several options available for obtaining drinking water. One can opt to purchase bottled water along the trekking trails, ensuring a safe and convenient supply. Alternatively, carrying a personal water bottle allows for greater convenience, as it can be easily filled at teahouses and lodges along the way. Additionally, trekkers may consider utilizing tap water sources, which can be further treated using water purifying tablets, thereby ensuring the safety of the water consumed during the Annapurna trek.

  • The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is classified as a moderate to difficult undertaking, encompassing several hours of daily walking and ascending to an altitude of 4,130 meters (13,550 feet). Prior to embarking on this challenging journey, it is imperative to possess a good level of physical fitness.

    In order to adequately prepare for the trek, it is advisable to engage in regular cardiovascular exercises such as jogging, cycling, or swimming. These activities enhance your cardiovascular endurance, enabling you to sustain the physical demands of the trek. Additionally, incorporating weight exercises into your fitness regimen is beneficial for strengthening the leg muscles, which play a crucial role in conquering the uphill sections of the trail. Familiarizing yourself with long periods of walking can be accomplished through shorter hikes or walks.

    Throughout the trek, it is vital to listen attentively to your body's signals and respond accordingly. Taking regular breaks and pauses when necessary is crucial for maintaining your well-being and preventing overexertion. The pace of the trek can be adjusted to align with your individual physical capabilities, ensuring a more comfortable and manageable experience. Should the need arise, it is also possible to allocate a rest day or enlist the assistance of a porter to alleviate the burden of carrying your belongings.

    By diligently preparing yourself physically, respecting your body's limitations, and making suitable adjustments along the way, you can enhance your prospects of successfully completing the Annapurna Base Camp Trek while safeguarding against exhaustion or injuries.

  • The Annapurna Base Camp has gained significant popularity due to a variety of compelling reasons. Located within the Annapurna Conservation Area, this trekking destination offers unparalleled opportunities to explore a vast massif comprised of several majestic peaks surpassing 7,000 meters in height, most notably Annapurna I (8,091 meters). This region forms a captivating natural amphitheater, captivating the imagination of trekkers and mountaineering enthusiasts alike.

    Situated north of Pokhara, the Annapurna Base Camp resides in a high glacial basin, offering a unique and awe-inspiring setting. The trek to Annapurna Base Camp involves traversing a path that takes you directly below the prominent Machhapuchhare peak, further enhancing the allure of the journey.

    The popularity of Annapurna Base Camp can also be attributed to the challenging yet rewarding nature of the trek. It demands a certain level of physical fitness, appealing to more adventurous and physically capable individuals. By undertaking this alpine expedition, hikers are rewarded with close-up views of the magnificent mountain landscape, creating an experience that is difficult to rival.

    Overall, the combination of the stunning mountain vistas, the captivating glacial basin, and the sense of accomplishment achieved by conquering this challenging terrain contribute to the widespread popularity of Annapurna Base Camp as a premier trekking destination.

  • The Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek is widely regarded as an appropriate choice for individuals who are new to trekking but possess a reasonable level of physical fitness. Renowned as one of Nepal's popular trekking routes, it entices a diverse range of trekkers, including novices.

    Despite encompassing certain uphill and downhill stretches, the ABC Trek is generally classified as a moderately challenging expedition. The trail boasts a well-established infrastructure, ensuring clearly marked pathways for navigation. Moreover, it does not necessitate the application of specialized climbing techniques or prior mountaineering expertise.

  • The Annapurna Base Camp trek is generally considered safe, with certain sections of the trail posing potential risks during unfavorable seasons. Specifically, the mountainous stretch between Deurali and Machhapuchhre Base Camp is susceptible to landslides during the rainy season and avalanches in winter. It is important to note that ascending to an altitude of 4,130m (13,550 feet) in order to reach the base of the tenth highest mountain in the world can expose trekkers to the risk of high-altitude sickness if proper acclimatization measures are not taken. However, it is worth noting that the severity of high-altitude sickness is relatively lower compared to that experienced during the Everest Base Camp trek.

  • In the Annapurna base camp trek route, there is access to electricity at all the teahouses designated for overnight stays. These teahouses are equipped with micro-hydropower and solar panels, allowing for the charging of electronic devices such as phones, laptops, and iPads, for which a nominal fee may be required. However, it is worth noting that the availability of Wi-Fi is limited along the trekking trail. Free hotspots are not readily accessible, and therefore, it is not recommended to carry laptops for the purpose of connecting to the internet. While some teahouses do provide paid Wi-Fi services on an hourly basis, it is important to manage expectations, as the remote nature of the trails may result in lower speed connectivity.

  • Crampons are not typically necessary for the Annapurna Base Camp trek. A pair of sturdy hiking boots and hiking poles for additional support and stability are generally sufficient. However, it is worth noting that during the early spring months of January and February, the intensity of snowfall may vary. In such cases, the use of crampons may be required to safely navigate icy conditions.

  • The Annapurna Base Camp trek spans a period of 5 to 10 days, providing an invigorating expedition that encompasses a total round trip distance of 118 km (73 miles). On a daily basis, participants will engage in an average of 10 to 15 km (6-9 miles) of walking, allowing for a comprehensive exploration of the surrounding terrain. It is important to acknowledge that the precise routes leading to Chhomrong may exhibit variations, and the duration necessary to successfully accomplish the trek may also differ, resulting in minor divergences in the overall roundtrip distance.

  • To ensure a smooth and well-prepared experience, it is advisable to make advance arrangements for your Annapurna Base Camp trek. Given the trek's immense popularity and the high demand for accommodations and amenities along the route, particularly during peak seasons, reserving your trek well in advance is highly recommended.

    Booking your trek ahead of time offers several advantages. It allows you to meticulously plan your journey, securing your preferred travel dates and ensuring a seamless itinerary. Additionally, early booking affords you ample opportunity to conduct thorough research, compare various trekking agencies, and select the one that aligns best with your specific requirements and financial considerations.

    Moreover, early reservations enable the trekking agency to efficiently organize your trip, encompassing essential elements such as transportation, lodging arrangements, and logistical details. By booking in advance, you increase the flexibility to make any necessary adjustments or modifications to your itinerary, as opposed to attempting to secure last-minute reservations.

    Nevertheless, it is still possible to make trek reservations upon arrival in Nepal. However, it is important to note that locating availability and obtaining the most favorable deals may prove more challenging under such circumstances. Maintaining adaptability and being prepared to navigate potential obstacles are prudent approaches if you intend to secure a trek after your arrival in Nepal.

  • In accordance with the recent directive issued by the Nepal Tourism Board, it is now compulsory to enlist the services of a guide for the Annapurna Base Camp trek, while hiring a porter remains discretionary. The inclusion of a guide not only ensures an elevated level of safety but also offers invaluable expertise regarding the route and cultural aspects. Simultaneously, the assistance of a porter can prove beneficial in alleviating the burden of carrying cumbersome backpacks, thereby mitigating physical strain throughout the trek.

Client Reviews

  • Simon West
    Simon WestUnited Kingdom |October 10, 2019

    Annapurna Base Camp Trek

    I have booked Everest base camp trek however there was very bad weather and my flight cancelled for two days. Suman was being flexible and offered other options including Annapurna base camp. It was very last minute, but Suman was able to organize everything very quickly. As a result the treks to ABC proceed without any issue. Guide Hupa Raj was incredible; simply no words can describe how professional, kind and informative he is. Dream Heaven Adventure, the company truly is above the competition and Suman has clearly worked extremely hard to build the company to this level, as such I won't hesitate to recommend Dream Heaven Adventure to anyone interested in visiting Nepal.

  • Ramon Rosado
    Ramon RosadoAustralia |September 15, 2018

    Perfect trip to Annapurna Base Camp

    What an amazing trip, can't expect better than this! Everything was very well organized by Dream Heaven Adventure and Suman! We choose them because of their prompt well response and reasonable price.
    We had very friendly and helpful guide, who took care in choosing the best accommodations and facilities everywhere in the trail. It was such a most rewarding experience of a lifetime. Can't recommend Dream Heaven highly enough!!

  • Rachel and James
    Rachel and JamesUnited Kingdom |June 30, 2018

    Annapurna Base Camp in June

    Hari has been a joy, has been very helpful throughout the entire trip. He has organized everything from permits to breakfast & dinner. He has made us feel part of each village us visited & gave us the best possible experience. We would definitely recommend Hari and Dream Heaven Adventure to arrange who is looking for an experienced guide he speaks good English & is happy to help at anytime.

  • Rohini Prakash
    Rohini PrakashIndia |May 18, 2018

    Wonderful Annapurna Base camp trek

    Suman and Dream Heaven Adventure Team made our trip truly memorable. They helped us to change the money and gear arrangements in last minute. The trek was wonderful. Sam, our guide was absolutely perfect, tried his best to make our trip more enjoyable. The porters Subash and Anil were also friendly and helpful. A great experience all in all. Will definitely do another trek with Dream Heaven Adventure!

  • Connor Carrol
    Connor CarrolUnited States |April 06, 2018

    Annapurna Base Camp and circuit trek

    I trekked the Annapurna Circuit and base camp with Gopal and Dream Heaven. I had a great time, as a solo hiker, it was great to not have to worry about anything and know that someone was looking out for me. It was also very cool to have someone informing me about the mountains and culture as we went along. Would definitely trek with Dream Heaven again!!

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