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Annapurna Base Camp Trek 8 Days - Cost and Itinerary

Quick Facts
  • Trip Duration8 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Maximum Altitude 4130 m/13551 ft
  • Activity Trekking
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu - Kathmandu
  • Group Size 1 - 16
  • Transportation Private Jeep and Tourist bus
  • Best Season Autumn and Spring
Why You'll Love This Trip

What are the best parts of exploring Annapurna Base Camp?

  • You can spot the 360-degree beautiful snow-layered mountain views standing at the base of the Annapurna Base Camp, including Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Nilgiri, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna, and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail).
  • You will be hiking through dense rhododendron, oak, and bamboo forests with beautiful scenes and greenery landscapes.
  • As you pass through the small villages, you can observe that the people living there are mostly Gurung communities. You can learn their culture and discover their way of life.
  • You can pay a visit to the sacred pilgrimage sites, which include old monasteries and stupas.
  • You can witness the gorgeous, colorful wildflowers that include Primula found in alpine meadows, Blue Poppy found at high altitudes, and Anemone, which adds color and beauty to the nature around ABC trekking routes.
  • You can see wild animals like Snow Leopard, Musk Deer, Red Panda, Himalayan Black Bear, Himalayan Tahr, etc., and wild birds like Danphe, Golden Eagle, Blood Pheasant, Snow Partridge, etc.
  • You can notice the diversified landscapes, from lush forests to alpine meadows and rocky hills.
  • You can relax in the natural hot springs to ease your tiredness and muscle cramps.

There are many renowned, breathtaking trekking destinations in Nepal. One of the best trekking destinations is Annapurna Base Camp, which is a famous trekking destination. The views of the Himalayas from ABC will leave you speechless. The 8 days of Annapurna Base Camp Trek 2025-2026 can be your life-transforming adventure. You can make this trek the best trekking adventure of your life.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek: Short Introduction

Annapurna Base Camp is located at an elevation of 4,130 meters (13,549 feet) above sea level. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the best-known trekking destinations for tourists as well as locals. It is the trekking route that offers the most stunning views all around you. You will be mesmerized by the beauty of the Himalayas. You can witness the amazing 360-degree views while standing at the Annapurna Base Camp.

While trekking to Annapurna Base Camp for 8 days, you can observe the dense forests all around you. You will be passing through a variety of flora and fauna. There are many small villages where you can mostly observe Gurung, Magar, and Tamang communities. You will trek through the rocky hills, greenery fields, and high-altitude terrain. You can also observe the rhododendron forests and colorful flowers.

This drive starts from Kathmandu, and the trekking journey starts from Pokhara, which is a busy city also known as Lake City. While you start to climb upward and start your trek, you can hear the sounds of birds chirping, the wild, colorful flowers around the routes, and rare species of birds and animals. As you hike upward, you can start to observe the snow-capped mountain views from the trek routes.

You will be walking through the silent trails, which give peace to your inner soul. Apart from your busy life, you can enjoy trekking as much as you can. You can observe the old pilgrimage sites and the colored prayer flags in most of the places on the trekking routes. You can visualize the mesmerizing mountain peaks, diversified landscapes, rocky hills, high-altitude terrains, and wild flora and fauna at Annapurna Base Camp trekking routes. You will be the happiest person and get a sense of success from this trek.

The Annapurna Base Camp trek for 8 days is a wonderful trekking journey, for sure. You can learn about various things that you observe on the way to trekking trails. A variety of wild birds and animals, wild flowers, and rocky trails make your trekking days incredible and unforgettable. You can see amazing, different scenes every day as you hike upwards or downwards. This is a package of the cost and itinerary of Annapurna Base Camp trekking for 8 days in 2025-2026 and the things you will get to experience in your journey. 

What should be your expectations during Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

  • This is a worthy trek, but it can be challenging, so be prepared mentally and physically for this 8-day trek.
  • You can observe the impressive mountain views along with the beautiful sunrise and sunset views.
  • Communicating with the villagers, experiencing their lifestyle, and learning their rituals and traditions are the things you can do during the Annapurna Base Camp trek.
  • You can get a warm welcome and good behavior during your stay at tea houses and hotels.
  • You can feel and observe the changing weather every day as you ascend towards the Annapurna Base Camp.

Who can do an 8-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Actually, there are no restrictions for anyone trekking to Annapurna Base Camp. It is just that you should be fully mentally prepared. It will be better if you already have hiking or trekking experience. If you are well experienced, then it will be much easier to go on this 8-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek. This trek contains some quite challenging hiking days. You should be in a good health and mental state.

This route is the best for people who love adventure and seek peaceful natural beauty. This is for those who love to explore and are cultural enthusiasts. For those who are willing to go on an 8-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek, we are here to help you with any hurdles you are going to face during this trek. Nature Excursion Pvt. Ltd. will fully look after you throughout your trekking journey.

What are the things to keep in mind during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek 2025-2026?

There are many things that you should prepare for before going on the trek. The things that you should keep in mind during the 8-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek 2025–2026 are:

  • You should be fit enough to go on a trek, either mentally or physically. Fitness will help you reach the targeted hours in a day with less hassle.
  • You have to trek at high altitude during the ABC trek, so you should learn about altitude sickness and ways of preventing it.
  • As you need permits to enter the Annapurna region during this trek, you should be prepared with the necessary documents.
  • Before planning for any trek, you should know about various things related to the trek. You should know the itinerary and costs to prepare according to your budget. We will give you the full information about this trek and your confusion once you get connected to us.
  • Carry enough Nepali cash that you can use in some sort of emergency or for your personal expenses.

Why should you prioritize the Nature Excursion Pvt. Ltd. for the 8-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

We, the Nature Excursion family, take full responsibility for your trekking journey once you join us. We prioritize your satisfaction and safety. We make sure that you enjoy and are safe throughout your adventurous trek. You don’t need to be worried and fully trust us, as we are focused on you and will be taking good care of you.

We will provide you with an experienced mountain guide who has lots of experience—more than a decade in the Himalayas. Our local guide is fluent in English and can communicate with you very well. You can also ask them for help if you want to communicate with locals. He will be guiding you on this journey and making your trekking more fun with the history of the Himalayas. Nature Excursion is here to advise and lead you throughout your trekking days.

We can provide you with these things:

  • Free pickup and drop-off service from and to Tribhuvan International Airport.
  • Our company t-shirt.
  • Down jacket, duffel bags, and sleeping bags, which you have to return after the trek.
  • Mountain guides have decades of Himalayan experience.
  • Helicopter evacuation and medical treatment while needed (from your travel insurance company’s expenses)
  • Store your extra luggage in our office.
  • a first-aid kit and an oximeter for your safety.
  • Certificate of appreciation after trek completion.
  • A goodbye meal for you after the end of this trip.
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Itinerary

Day1

At the Tribhuvan International Airport gate, our team will be fully prepared to welcome you with your name on the cardboard. After a meet and greet, we will drop you off at the hotel so that you can check in and get fresh. Before you go to explore Thamel areas in the evening, we will meet and brief you about the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

  • Max. Altitude:1400 m/4594 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:Hotel
Day2

In the early morning, we get ready and drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu in a tourist bus. You can see the greenery landscape on one side of the highway, and the river named Trishuli follows the highway on the other side. You can notice the mountain views and greener fields. We pass through small towns.

We will again drop you off at the hotel after reaching Pokhara. After that, get fresh and spend your time at the peaceful Phewa Lake and sunset. Enjoy the amazing mountain views around you and have dinner at the restaurant you want.

 

  • Max. Altitude:822 m/2697 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Duration:7-8 hours
Day3

We drive to Jhinu Danda, which takes almost 3 hours, and then we hike towards Chhomrong. The trails in between Jhinu Danda and Chhomrong are narrow and steep. We can witness the rhododendron forests and mountain views such as Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) from the trekking routes.

  • Max. Altitude:2150 m/7054 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:3 hours of driving and 2 hours of hiking
Day4

After having breakfast, we get ready and hike towards Dovan from Chhomrong. Dovan is one of the most beautiful villages. As we pass through the route of Chhomrong to Dovan, we see a greenery landscape, dense rhododendron forest, and bamboo trees.

  • Max. Altitude:2500 m/8202 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:5–6 hours
Day5

It takes around 4 hours to reach Dovan from Deurali. On this day, we walk through the thick pine, rhododendron, bamboo, and oak trees. Then we enter a muddy trail that comes in between Dovan and Deurali.

  • Max. Altitude:3200 m/10,499 ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:4–5 hours
Day6

This is the day when we can finally reach the destination, which is Annapurna Base Camp. We cross a narrow glacier valley named Modi Khola at Machhapuchre’s foot before you reach ABC. After you reach ABC, you forget all the challenges you faced while hiking for many days. You can observe the 360-degree view of the Himalayan ranges, which include Hiunchuli, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna, and Machhapuchhre (fishtail).

  • Max. Altitude:4130 m/13551 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:5–6 hours
Day7

After watching the sunrise, we hiked towards Sinuwa. We wave goodbye to Annapurna Base Camp. We breathe the air of relief and look backward for the last time to capture the moment and the cinematic views of the Himalayas. We hike downwards in the same way we trek upwards. We descend and reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC), Deurali, Dovan, and Bamboo, and then we reach the destination of this day, which is Sinuwa.

 

  • Max. Altitude:4130 m/13551 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:approx. 7 hours
Day8

On this day, we descend from SInuwa to Ghandruk Phedi, which takes approximately 4 hours to trek. We will get to witness the beautiful viewpoint at Ghandruk Phedi. After that, we get back to Pokhara by road and spend the rest of the day there. We relax, rest, and enjoy the view of Phewa Lake in the evening.

  • Max. Altitude:2340 m | 7,677 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:4 hours of hiking and 3 hours of driving
Day9

This is the day when we drive back to Kathmandu. We can observe the same things on the way back to Kathmandu as the last time. After reaching Kathmandu, we will drop you off at the hotel. Get some relaxation and explore the few places in Kathmandu. We will meet in the late evening for a farewell meal and enjoy as much as we can. We will be providing you with a transportation facility up to Tribhuvan International Airport on your departure day.

  • Max. Altitude:1400 m/4594 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:7-8 hours
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Cost Details
Includes
  • All (international and domestic) airport transfers on a tourist vehicle
  • Accommodation in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu (2 nights) and Pokhara (2 nights), including breakfast. (Private room accommodation can be organized at an extra cost.)
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara two-way transportation on a tourist deluxe bus
  • Pokhara-Jhinu-Pokhara two-way transportation on a shared local jeep
  • Twin-sharing accommodation during the trek in Annapurna Base Camp for 6 nights
  • All your standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner), including seasonal fresh fruit every evening
  • Water purification tablets for safe drinking
  • Experienced, first-aid-trained, government-licensed, English-speaking Nature Excursions trekking guide
  • TIMS (Trekker’s Information Management System) and Permit for Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Porters during the trek for carrying luggage (1 porter for every 2 clients)
  • Meals, accommodation, wages, insurance, and medication for all staff
  • Nature Excursions: duffel bags, down jackets and sleeping bags (to return after trek is complete)
  • Nature Excursions T-shirt and trip completion certificate
  • Basic medical kit box carried by the guide, including oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen level
  • Rescue operation arrangement in case of emergency evacuation (incurring charges should be covered by your travel insurance)
  • All administrative expenses and government taxes
  • A farewell dinner on the last night in Nepal
Excludes
  • International flight costs and airport departure tax
  • Nepal entry visa fee at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) (15 days USD 25–30, 30 days USD 40–50, and 90 days USD 100–110)
  • Meals (lunch and dinner) in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Extra-night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara due to early arrival, late departure, or early return from the trek
  • Personal expenses, such as shopping, hot and cold drinks (tea-coffee, coke/fanta/sprite/juice), hard drinks (beer/wine/vodka), hot shower, laundry, massage, wifi, battery recharge, extra porter, etc.
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel insurance, which has to cover high-altitude emergency rescue and evacuation 
  • Additional costs due to delays caused by circumstances beyond our control, like landslides, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, weather conditions, illness, changes in government policies, and strikes
  • All the costs and expenses that are not listed in the include section
  • Tips for guides and porters (expected)
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Start DateFrom: SundaySep 01, 2024End DateTo: SundaySep 08, 2024PricePrice Per PersonUS$840AvailabilityAvailabilityGuaranteed Departure
Start DateFrom: MondaySep 02, 2024End DateTo: MondaySep 09, 2024PricePrice Per PersonUS$840AvailabilityAvailabilityGuaranteed Departure
Start DateFrom: SundaySep 08, 2024End DateTo: SundaySep 15, 2024PricePrice Per PersonUS$840AvailabilityAvailabilityGuaranteed Departure
Start DateFrom: MondaySep 09, 2024End DateTo: MondaySep 16, 2024PricePrice Per PersonUS$840AvailabilityAvailabilityGuaranteed Departure
Start DateFrom: SundaySep 15, 2024End DateTo: SundaySep 22, 2024PricePrice Per PersonUS$840AvailabilityAvailabilityGuaranteed Departure
Start DateFrom: MondaySep 16, 2024End DateTo: MondaySep 23, 2024PricePrice Per PersonUS$839AvailabilityAvailabilityGuaranteed Departure
Start DateFrom: SundaySep 22, 2024End DateTo: SundaySep 29, 2024PricePrice Per PersonUS$840AvailabilityAvailabilityGuaranteed Departure
Start DateFrom: MondaySep 23, 2024End DateTo: MondaySep 30, 2024PricePrice Per PersonUS$840AvailabilityAvailabilityGuaranteed Departure
Start DateFrom: SundaySep 29, 2024End DateTo: SundayOct 06, 2024PricePrice Per PersonUS$840AvailabilityAvailabilityGuaranteed Departure
Start DateFrom: MondaySep 30, 2024End DateTo: MondayOct 07, 2024PricePrice Per PersonUS$840AvailabilityAvailabilityGuaranteed Departure
Useful Information

What is the go-to season for Annapurna Base Camp 2025-2026?

It is necessary to know about the best trekking season before making any plans for the 8-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek. There are two seasons that are perfect for Annapurna Base Camp trekking.

The spring season is one of the go-to seasons for the 8-day ABC trek in 2025-2026. During the spring season, the skies are clear, and the mountain views are clear. The temperature remains moderate, and the weather over there remains constant throughout this season. The rhododendron flower and other colorful wildflowers bloom during this season, which lies between the months of March and May, and make the surrounding area look beautiful.

Autumn is also one of the perfect times to go on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek 2025-2026. This season lies between the months of September and November. The weather conditions remain great and stable. The weather during this season is favorable for first-time trekkers. The clear skies and moderate temperatures are the specialties of autumn. This season is the most attractive in a whole year, as Nepal’s two greatest festivals lie in this season, which is full of culture and lights everywhere.

You can also trek to Annapurna Base Camp during the winter season, but you should stay attentive and prepare accordingly with the right gear and equipment. The trekking trails can be snowy and steep due to heavy snowfall, so you have to be very careful while walking. The plus point is that there is less crowding during the winter, and you can enjoy the snowy mountain views by sipping hot tea in small tea houses.

We don’t suggest you go for 8 days of trekking to Annapurna Base Camp during the monsoon. The leeches all over the trails make you feel eww. The heavy rainfall makes the trails muddy and steep, which makes your trek hectic and very challenging. The clouds obstruct the mountain views. The only better thing is that there is less crowding on the trekking trails.

How much is the total cost for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

You should be clear on the cost and itinerary of Annapurna Base Camp before going on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. You should make a plan according to your budget so that you don’t need to worry about your trekking journey. The total costs depend on the individual or group and the services you provide.

These costs include pick-up and drop-off facilities from and to Tribhuvan International Airport. The costs include breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek to Annapurna Base Camp. These costs also include all the vehicle fare and accommodation costs during Kathmandu and Pokhara Valley.

Some of the expenses are excluded here as well. The excluded costs are international flight costs and Nepal entry visa fees, your personal expenses, and your accommodation and meals costs if you have to stay more days. We have excluded the meals cost during the Kathmandu and Pokhara stays as we want you to explore the foods in the city area. If you want to add the meal, additional costs will be applied.

We can always adjust the cost and itinerary of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek according to your wishes. You can always add the services according to your stay, and additional costs will be applied. The costs depend on the services you take from us. Usually the prices are between USD 600 and USD 1200, depending on modifications to your itinerary.

How difficult is it to trek to Annapurna Base Camp? How can you prevent altitude sickness?

The trekking difficulty is moderate to challenging during Annapurna Base Camp. There is a high chance of getting altitude sickness at high altitude. Symptoms like nausea, vomiting, tiredness, and headaches can be observed if you suffer from altitude sickness. You can tell your guide if you notice the symptoms in you. 

You can prevent altitude sickness by doing the following:

  • You should hike slowly and gradually so that you don’t get tired soon and suffer from the symptoms of altitude sickness.
  • Drink plenty of water and hot water as well, so that you don’t catch a cold.
  • Drink hot soups and hot drinks as much as you can to keep yourself hydrated.
  • You can separate acclimatization days during your trek.
  • Listen to the instructions of your guides and follow them properly.

How do I get permits for Annapurna Base Camp, and how much are the permit fees?

You should know about the permits required for Annapurna Base Camp. You need to take two trekking permits: (ACAP) Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit and (TIMS) Trekkers' Information Management System. We can help you get the permits with the necessary documents.

Annapurna Conservation Area Project permit costs

  • Around 30 USD, which is 3000 rupees per person for foreign nationals
  • Around 15 USD, which is 1500 rupees per person for SAARC nationals
  • 100 rupees per person for Nepali citizens

Trekkers’ Information Management System card costs

  • Around 20 USD, which is 2,000 rupees per person for foreign nationals
  • Around 15 USD, which is 1500 rupees per person for SAARC nationals
  • There is no need for a TIMS card for Nepali citizens.

What should you pack for 8 days at Annapurna Base Camp?

You should properly pack your essential items while going on a trek of 8 days at Annapurna Base. The things that you should pack are:

  • Comfortable and warm clothes
  • Waterproof backpack
  • Trekking pants and boots
  • Gloves and Cap
  • Cozy undergarments and warm socks
  • Water bottle and purification tablet
  • Sleeping bag and trekking pole
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Headlight and first aid kit
  • Soap, toilet paper, toothpaste, tissues, etc.
Equipments

HEAD

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Wear a winter hat, an insulating hat, or a wide-brimmed hat.
  • Headlamp with an extra battery

FACE

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Face and body wipes

HANDS

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Lightweight winter gloves

BODYY

  • Hiking shirt
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Lightweight cotton trousers
  • T-shirt (bring lightweight wool).
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • Down jackets are available for rent in Kathmandu.
  • Sweater
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers

FOOTWEAR

  • Hiking boots
  • Take an extra pair of thick wool shocks.

ESSENTIAL GEARS

  • Backpack or day back (The size depends on whether you take a porter or not.)
  • Thermal bottle
  • Water purification
  • Trekking pole
  • A sleeping bag with a temperature of -20 degrees is ideal for high-altitude trekking.

TOILETORIES

  • Medium-size drying towel
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Biodegradable soap bar
  • Nail clippers

PERSONAL ACCESSORIES

  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera

EXTRA ITEMS

  • First aid kit
  • We provide additional passport photos and photocopies.
  • Notebook and pen
  • Binoculars

Annapurna Base Camp Trek 8 Days - Cost and Itinerary FAQs

  • The costs vary according to your itinerary and modifications to the trek. In general, the minimum cost for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is USD 600.

     

  • The altitude of Annapurna Base Camp is 4,130 m or 13,550 feet.

  • The distance between Kathmandu and Pokhara is 201.5 km/125.2 miles.

  • Annapurna Base Camp is around 40 km (25 miles) one way from Pokhara.

  • It is usually difficult to trek Annapurna Base Camp for a first-time trekker, but if you have a bit of hiking experience, you will find the trekking routes moderate to quite challenging.

     

  • There is a possibility of getting altitude sickness only if you do not follow the instructions and the methods to avoid altitude sickness, so you need to prepare accordingly for the 8-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

     

  • Of course, a beginner can do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek for 8 days, but we suggest you do short hikes and physical exercise 3 months before the trek. if you are a newbie to trekking.

     

  • Permits are required once you enter the Annapurna region, and there are two permits required for the ABC Trek, which are the (ACAP) Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit and the (TIMS) Trekkers' Information Management System.

  • You should walk 5-7 hours per day in 8 days on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

  • Annapurna Base Camp is famous for various reasons, such as a diverse landscape, varieties of wild animals and colorful blooming flowers, cultural diversities, ancient monasteries, etc. Annapurna Base Camp is considered one of the most famous trekking destinations due to the 360-degree, eye-catching snowy mountain views that surround you.

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