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Annapurna Base Camp Trek 13 Days

Quick Facts
  • Trip Duration13 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Maximum Altitude : 4,130 m/13,550 ft (Annapurna Base Camp)
  • Activity Trek
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Group Size 1-16
  • Transportation Tourist bus/Local bus/Private vehile
  • Best Season Spring(Mar/Apr/May) & Autumn(Sep/Oct/Nov)
Why You'll Love This Trip
  • An adventurous trek to the tenth highest mountain in the world, Mount Annapurna, in the western Himalayas
  • Beginner friendly trek, also perfect for trekking with your kids
  • Stunning landscapes, welcoming locals, engaging culture, diverse flora & fauna, and picturesque villages
  • Trek through lush subtropical forests, waterfalls, and streams to barren hills, glaciers, and looming mountains
  • Trail winds inside the Annapurna Conservation Area, home to many birds and wildlife like langur monkeys, Himalayan tahr, blue sheep, etc
  • Meet with Gurung and Magar tribes and see their daily lifestyle & traditions
  • Witness a gorgeous sunrise from Poon Hill and stunning mountain view from Ghorepani village
  • Spend night at the Annapurna base camp and enjoy natural hot springs in Jhinu Danda
  • Witness breathtaking landscapes and mountain panoramas
  • Enjoy a lovey sunset at Phewa Lake in Pokhara

Join our team of experienced trekkers on the Annapurna base camp trek 2024/2025 departures and enjoy a hassle-free trek to Mount Annapurna base camp. Get the best Annapurna base camp trek cost with all the necessary services for the journey with us, Nature Excursion (no hidden charges).

Annapurna base camp trek is an adventurous 13 days journey in Nepal that takes travelers to the lap of the tenth-highest mountain in the world, Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m). Located in the western Himalayan range, Mt. Annapurna has the highest fatality rate among the eight-thousanders.

On the contrary, the Annapurna base camp trekking route is one of the most doable among all the treks in Nepal. Annapurna base camp is the closest you can get to this giant 8,091 meters mountain safely and somewhat comfortably.

*Fun fact: Annapurna range is roughly around 60 to 70 kilometers lateral and includes one mountain over 8,000 meters, 13 mountains over 7,000 meters, and 16 mountains over 6,000 meters. This enormous range extends from Vara-Shikar (Annapurna Fang) to Manaslu and Lamjung ranges.

The Annapurna base camp trekking is very famous around the world for its stunning landscapes, welcoming locals, engaging culture, diverse flora & fauna, picturesque villages, and overall the entire trekking experience it offers.

The way you see nature on this trip far outweighs the efforts it demands. Starting your trek from 1,070 meters (3,510 ft) (Nayapul) up to 4,130 meters (13,550 ft) (Annapurna Base Camp), the journey is full of adventure, learning, and serenity.

On the Annapurna base camp trek, nature will amaze you at every point. From lush subtropical forests, waterfalls, and streams, the landscape changes to barren hills, glaciers, and looming mountains as you get close to the Annapurna base camp.

The Annapurna base camp trail winds inside the Annapurna Conservation Area. You will be trekking through forests of pine, rhododendron, oak, maple, etc. Birds and wildlife like langur monkeys, Himalayan tahr, blue sheep, etc are some common animals you may come across while trekking.

The Gurung and Magar tribes are commonly seen in the villages along the trail, along with some other communities. Adventure underlies the faith of the locals in these mountains and valleys, as they are sacred to them. They believe in their power and appreciate their existence. And you must respect their beliefs, too, as you make your way through these villages to the base camp.

Annapurna base camp trek is not just any other adventurous trip. If you unfold the blindness of adventure and try looking deep, there is a lot to see, feel, and learn. There is a reason why any trip to the Himalayas is said to be life-changing. With our native guides and porters, you will get to experience this aspect of the journey as well.

A typical day on the Annapurna base camp trek

Your typical day on the Annapurna base camp trek looks like this: you will begin trekking early in the morning, around 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM, to reach the next village before the evening. We have our breakfast by 7:00 AM and pack our stuff.

Porters usually walk ahead of us and are more likely to reach the next village earlier than us. So, make sure to pack all of the essentials in the day pack that you may need while trekking.

We take an hour-long break for lunch on the way, with several quick breaks to catch our breath, enjoy the view, or drink water.

Do you need a guide for the Annapurna base camp trek? Can I trek alone?

Solo trekking to the Annapurna base camp is not allowed, which means you can not obtain the Annapurna base camp trek permit without the help of a trekking company or a guide. So, is the Annapurna base camp trek worth doing?

Yes, the Annapurna base camp trek is worth doing and trekking with a guide not only makes the journey safe for you but also enhances the trekking experience. The guide will help you understand the mountain community, its unique lifestyle, cultural heritage, beliefs of locals, flora & fauna, etc. You will get to hear all the legends and get to know the locals and their norms closely.

If you wish to trek alone, then join a private trek with us. You will be supported by a guide and porter for a hassle-free trek. This is the closest you can get for trekking alone to Annapurna base camp at the moment.

Annapurna base camp trek difficulty & altitude sickness

Annapurna base camp trek is marked moderate as per the Himalayan trail standard. However, for a normal person who is not physically active, the journey can get exhausting and difficult. Even though there is no technical climbing or offbeat walking involved in the Annapurna base camp trek, you still have to walk 6 hours a day in a remote region, following alpine forests and uneven cliffs. So, at least a basic level of fitness and good health is required.

Elevation and altitude:

The altitude gain during Annapurna base camp trek in Nepal is 4,130 m (13,550 ft) from sea level. Kathmandu is at 1,400 m/4,600 ft, and the ABC trek begins from Nayapul at 1,070 m/3,510 ft. The change in elevation is approximately 2,700 m/8,858 ft, which carries the risk of altitude sickness.

However, our precisely designed Annapurna base camp trek itinerary will help you avoid altitude sickness. You can also do other things, like keep yourself hydrated, have good food and enough sleep, etc, to stay away from it.

Annapurna base camp trek preparation

Annapurna base camp trek preparation does not involve any strenuous training or exercise. You can simply go on regular walks or jogs for 3 to 4 weeks before the trek begins. It is more than enough to prepare for this trek. Likewise, if you already go to the gym or are planning to join one, then work on your stamina & core strengthening along with leg muscles. Add cardio to your routine too.

Annapurna base camp trek or Everest base camp trek, which is better?

Annapurna base camp trek and Everest base camp trek are two of Nepal's most famous trekking packages that explore the western and eastern Himalayas, respectively.

Both of these treks offer distinct trekking experiences with different landscapes, communities, and terrains. So, whether you do the ABC trek or the EBC trek, there is no comparison. Both treks are once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

If we talk about the altitude and trek difficulty, the Annapurna base camp trail is a bit easier than the Everest base camp trek. However, both treks are recommended to beginner trekkers. So, you can do whichever trek you are drawn to.

Annapurna base camp trek 2024/2025 spring & autumn bookings

Spring and autumn are the best time to do the Annapurna base camp trek Nepal. To join this trek, you can make a booking through our site or send us an inquiry. We welcome both solo and group trekkers. Likewise, beginners and experienced trekkers both can do Annapurna base camp trekking with us.

Our Annapurna base camp trek 2024/2025 bookings are open. Feel free to contact us if you need any assistance.

Alternative Annapurna base camp trek packages & other adventurous treks in Nepal

We are quite flexible with our itineraries. You can customize the Annapurna base camp trek itinerary as per your requirement. We also organize the short Annapurna base camp trek. If you have extra days to trek, you can extend the trek toAnnapurna Circuit or Nar Phu valley. Though these two options are challenging, do consider your fitness.

Some of our other fantastic treks in Nepal are the Langtang Valley trek, Mardi Himal trek, Upper Mustang trek, Everest view trek, Ghorepani and Poon Hill trek, andGokyo Lake trek.

We also have city tour packages as well as helicopter tour packages in Nepal.

Benefits of Annapurna base camp trek with Nature Excursion

One of the biggest benefits of trekking with us in the Himalayas is the best price. Given our team's numerous years of expertise in leading groups and individuals on the Himalayan trails, we have the best cost for trekking packages, including the Annapurna base camp trek cost.

Other benefits you will get joining our Annapurna base camp trek 2024/2025 departures are:

  • Free counseling from one of our team members who will answer all your queries regarding the Annapurna base camp trekking and also help you find the perfect trek for you in Nepal
  • Custom packing list as per your departure season
  • Free airport pick-up and drop-off service as per our itinerary
  • Down jacket and duffel bag (to be returned at the end of the trek)
  • A very experienced and friendly crew (guides and porters)
  • Welcome or farewell dinner
  • Hassle-free trip extension
  • Company's t-shirt and trek completion certificate at the end of the journey
Annapurna Base Camp Trek 13 Days pictures and video
Annapurna Base Camp Trek /ABC-2023/ Annapurna Sanctuary

Itinerary

Day1

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, meet our team at the terminal gate. After a quick meet and greet, they will transfer you to the hotel. The remaining day is free. You can rest and later explore the surroundings of your hotel.

We will book you a nice hotel in Thamel, the tourist area in Kathmandu. So, you will have a lot to explore and look around. In the late evening, we’ll meet for a welcome dinner.

Day2

The ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara is 6 to 7 hours long and follows a beautiful route. The highway is pitched, so you will have a very smooth journey. You can enjoy views of green hills, rocky mountains, terraced fields, and rivers along the way. As you get close to Pokhara, mountains begin to uncover themselves.

Annapurna Himal, Machhapuchhre, and Lamjung Himal are some of the snow-capped Himalayan mountains you can see from Pokhara. The evening is free. We recommend you spend time at Phewa Lake and relish a lovely sunset. And end the day strolling on the bustling Lakeside Market.

Day3

After a delicious breakfast, we pack our stuff and leave the hotel. We will drive to Nayapul. It is a short drive. From Nayapul, the Annapurna base camp trek begins. The trail goes through cliff sides and dense forests to Birethanti.

We gradually ascend via terraced farms and the Burundi Khola. After Birethanti, the trail gets uneven, and we walk past small villages like Sudame and Hile. Following a forested path, we reach Tikhedhunga, from where it is a long staircase climb to Ulleri.

Day4

The day begins with a slow ascend, enjoying views of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Hiunchuli mountains. We then trek through lush rhododendron forests. On the way, we will come across wild animals and beautiful waterfalls and streams.

Upon reaching Ghorepani village, we get to see stunning views of snow-capped mountains like Dhampus Himal, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche, Barah Sikhar, Machhapuchhre, etc. Ghorepani is a very famous village. It is mostly resided by Gurungs and Magars.

Day5

Early in the morning, we will hike to Poon Hill. It is a popular viewpoint that offers striking sunrise along with a stretching western Himalayan mountain panorama at a distance. After the hike, we will trek back to Ghorepani and have a warm breakfast. We then begin trekking towards Tadapani. The trail descends through lush forests to Deurali (2,960 m) and then goes past Banthanti to Tadapani for the night stay.

Day6

Leaving Tadapani, we will begin trekking toward Chhomrong today. The trail steeply descends to kimrong river via Chuile village and then following a lush forest, we reach Gurjung village to the north and Taulung village, then we trek to Chomrong. The views of Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre are excellent along the way.

Day7

It is going to be a long trekking day. From Chomrong, we continue trekking towards the Himalaya Hotel. It is a small stop before the Annapurna base camp. The trail goes through bamboo, oak, and rhododendron forests to Sinuwa. Relishing the superb views of Machhpuchhre and Annapurna, we walk past Khuldigar and descend to Bamboo. From here, it is a long ascend to the Himalaya Hotel.

Day8

Today is our big day as we make it to Annapurna base camp. The trail from Himalaya Hotel follows a narrow gorge along the Modi Khola Glacier valley. We walk through alpine forests to a large overhanging rock known as Hinku Cave.

From here onwards, we enter the Annapurna Sanctuary, which ultimately leads us to the Annapurna base camp. Before reaching ABC, we trek past the Machhapuchhre base camp. The trail gets narrow, steep, and rocky.

Upon reaching the base camp, we get to see numerous huge mountains around us, like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Tilicho Peak, Gangapurna, Pisang Peak, Manaslu, etc. Unlike the Everest base camp, we will spend the night at the Annapurna base camp in a lodge.

Day9

Leaving Annapurna base camp after a wonderful breakfast with a view, we trek back retracing the trail. We will come out of the Annapurna Sanctuary and then trek along the Modi River valley. Further, we trek through lush forests and gradually descend to Bamboo to spend the night.

Day10

From Bamboo onwards, we follow a different route that leads to Jhinu Danda. The trail drops down to Kimrong Khola and then continues through lush forests of oak, rhododendron, and bamboo to Jhinu Danda. In Jhinu Danda, we have the opportunity to soothe our bodies in the natural hot springs.

Day11

Today is our last day of the trek. We begin the day at a leisurely pace. The trail descends through dust along the right side of Modi Khola. We will be walking through lush forests and drop down to Siwa. From here, we walk to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara. We have the evening free in Pokhara to rest and unwind.

Day12

We’ll drive back to Kathmandu on this day. The drive will be early, and we will be following the Trishuli river. It will be the same route as before. Upon reaching Kathmandu, we will drop you at the hotel. Spend the rest of the day relaxing and shopping. Today is your last day in Kathmandu. We will meet you in the late evening for a farewell dinner.

Day13

Our airport team will drop you at the terminal gate of the international airport as per your flight departure time. Make sure to pack your stuff carefully and do leave anything behind. We hope you have a great time trekking with us.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek begins with a 7-8 hours bus drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu (approximately 203km), which is included in the package. However, if you want to take an easy or comfort transportation – private car/jeep (5-6 hours drive) or short 25-minutes domestic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu, we can arrange for an additional cost. Nature Excursion inform our valuable clients arrive in Kathmandu before 3pm a day earlier than the trek departure date for last minute preparations. Please note that the itinerary above is a general guideline that might need slight changes according to circumstances.

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Cost Details
Includes
  • Airport pickup and drop-off services during the arrival and departure dates on a private vehicle (car, Jeep, Hiace, or Tourist Deluxe Bus) as per the group size 
  • Transportation from kathmandu to pokhara and to kathmandu on a deluxe tourist bus
  • Pokhara-Nayapul (private vehicle) and Jhinu / Ghandruk Phedi - Pokhara (sharing jeep or local bus)
  • 2 nights in a hotel in Kathmandu, including breakfast
  • 2 nights at a hotel in pokhara with breakfast
  • 9 night's mountain-based standard accommodation during the trek
  • All healthy meals during the trek: lunch, breakfast, and Dinner main course from the menu (9 breakfast, 9 lunches and 8 dinner)
  • Government-licensed, well-English-speaking Nature Excursion's native guide. An assistant guide group of 6 or more trekkers 
  • Strong porters to help your luggage (luggage weight limit is 10 kg per trekkers)
  • Guide and porter meals, wages,transportation, insurance and other necessary expenses covered by the company.
  • For safe drinking water, Nature Excursion provides water purificationtablets.
  • Snacks (cookies) and seasonal freshfruit every day
  • Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) card fees
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit(ACAP) fees
  • All government, local taxes and official expenses
  • The guide carries a first aid kit with Diamox (preventative measures to avoid altitude sickness).
  • Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen level in your body.
  • We can provide sleeping bag and down jacket as per your request. Has to return after the trek.
  • Appreciation certificate after the completion of trek.
  • Company T-shirt and Cap
  • Either farewell or welcome dinner at nepali cultural restaurant.
  • Assisting, if any emergency evacuation or rescue due to uncertainty or any serious health condition (funded by your travel insurance).
Excludes
  • International flight costs
  • Nepal entry visa fees at Tribhuwan International Airport
  • Excess luggage charges (weight limit is 10 kg per trekkers)
  • Extra-night Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara (due to early arrival, late departure or, in case of an early return from the trek than scheduled itinerary)
  • Lunch and dinner in kathmandu and Pokhara, except farewell dinner in kathmandu
  • Personal expenses ( phone calls, laundry, bar bills, hot and cold drinks, wifi, battery re-charge, extra porters, mineral bottles or boiled water, hot showers, etc. )
  • Tips for guide and porters (recommended)

Clients Reviews

  • Only the best

    This was my first hiking trip in Nepal, and I was so glad to have Raju and Emmanuel as our guides and the other team members as porters. It was worry-free, and everything was handled flawlessly and professionally. Communication with Raju was also seamless and he is quick to respond. We had briefings every night for the next day.

    Safety was prioritised throughout the trip. During the hike, both the guides and porters ensured that we were safe, helped us in crossing streams and choosing a safer path to take. They have great commitment to their work and service. It was exemplified by settling us into our meals, taking care of members who were unwell, accompanying the last person. They went above and beyond what was expected.

    It was also exceptionally fun to have them accompany us. From listening to Nepali and Hindi songs, to playing cards, and having felt like a superstar as we had a photographer/ videographer digitise our trip. The whole team worked well together and their spirits were high. It lifted us up during steep sections!

    They made the whole trip so memorable and fun. I would definitely recommend them and have them on my trip next time!

    Tien
    TienMalaysiaMay 16, 2024
    TripAdvisor
  • A short and wonderful trek to ABC

    It was an amazing and breathtaking 7-day trek with Nature Exercusion to ABC. Raju and his bros. and his entire team took care of us very well and they will go the extra miles in making sure we are are OK. Raju has always been very encouraging, always trying his best to make things easy for us, lots of laughters and gave us good advise along the way. His team were excellent, from the asst. guide- Emmanuel to the photographer and the porters, they are very helpful in making sure we are safe, esp. when crossing frozen waterfall and glasier.
    These are a bunch of young, energetic, fun and responsible guides that will make sure your treking holiday will be one you would remember as - special and remarkable. Thank you Raju and team.

    Eric Mau
    Eric MauMalaysiaMay 13, 2024
    TripAdvisor
Useful Information

Best time to trek to Annapurna base camp

Annapurna base camp trek's best time are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November), when the weather is stable & the climate is mild. These months are the peak trekking time to the Annapurna base camp or anywhere in the Annapurna region. The trail will be thriving with vegetation and flowers. There will be a rush of festivity in the air. And you will get to see many seasonal birds.

Likewise, the Annapurna base camp trek in winter is also possible with proper preparation. We organize the Annapurna base camp trek in both winter and summer/monsoon. As these two seasons are considered off-season for Annapurna base camp trekking, there is almost no trekking on the trail. You can have the entire trail and views to yourself.

Annapurna base camp trek in summer/monsoon (June to August) and winter (December to February)

We make sure to adequately assess the weather and the trail condition before we embark on the Annapurna base camp trek in the offseason. Our mountain crew and office crew work together and keep the trekking team updated about the weather. The views can be obstructed sometimes because of fog; otherwise, you will witness some of the most magical landscapes while trekking in the off-season.

Accommodation during the Annapurna base camp trek

In Kathmandu and Pokhara, we will book you a nice three-star hotel with all the modern amenities and an attached washroom. The accommodation during the Annapurna base camp trek is basic but clean and comfortable. We book you the best rooms possible with single or double occupancy as per your need.

The room is small in size, with a private or common washroom. The interior is simple in the room, and the bedding will be neat. You will get a blanket, but it may not be enough to keep you warm, so we advise you to carry a sleeping bag too.

Meals on the Annapurna base camp trek

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided during the Annapurna base camp trekking. All the meals will be given as per the menu of the lodge. We have breakfast and dinner in the same lodge where we spend the night and have lunch on the way.

The menu will have a variety of food, so you will not have a hard time choosing. And boiled drinking water is available in all the lodges. You can sterilize it with a water purification tablet for double safety before drinking.

For breakfast, there are options like oats, muesli, toast & jam, eggs, sausage, fruits, porridge, thukpa, roti & veggies, paratha, etc. Likewise, for lunch and dinner, you can get noodles, pasta, momo, dal bhat, burgers, pizza, porridge, thenduk, etc. You can buy snacks and bars along the trail in the tea shops.

Travel visas and Annapurna base camp trek permits

Obtaining a Nepali travel visa is quite an easy and quick process. You can get an on-arrival travel visa at every entry point in Nepal, including the Tribhuvan International Airport. The duration of the visa can range from 15 to 90 days, depending on the purpose of your visit.

You will need to fill out a visa application form and provide a passport-sized photograph, a valid passport, and the visa fee in US dollars or other convertible currency. Visa fees vary depending on the length of stay and nationality.

*Note: For nationals of certain countries, including Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Iraq, Ethiopia, and Afghanistan, are not allowed an on-arrival visa. So, make sure to check your visa status before departing your country.

You will need a TIMS card & an Annapurna Conservation Area Project permit for Annapurna base camp trekking. Our team will handle the permits for you, and you do not have to pay us any extra money for it, as our Annapurna base camp trek package cost covers it.

Annapurna Conservation Area Project permit cost:

  • Nepali rupees 3,000 per person for foreign nationals
  • Nepali rupees 1,000 per person for SAARC nationals
  • Nepali Rupees 100 for Nepali citizens

TIMS card cost:

  • Nepali Rupees 1,000 per person for foreign nationals
  • Nepali rupees 300 per person for SAARC nationals
  • No TIMS card is needed for Nepali citizens

Last-minute booking

To book the Annapurna base camp trek at the last minute, send us your booking request and make the full payment through our site. If you are already in Kathmandu, contact us or visit our office to book the trip. Last-minute booking demands full payment, & canceling it will not make you liable for any refund.

Things you should know before joining the Annapurna base camp trek in Nepal

Airport Pickup/Drop: Our team will be at the airport to pick you up on your arrival day at Tribhuvan International Airport. Likewise, they will also drop you off at the airport as per your flight departure time. They will help you with luggage and check-in/check-out of the hotel. The service is provided free of cost as per our Annapurna base camp trek itinerary.

Charging: Charging facility is available in all the lodges throughout the Annapurna base camp trek route. It is a paid service in the lodges. There is a separate corner where travelers can charge their devices by paying a few bucks. Carry a power bank or spare battery for backup.

Communication/Internet: Annapurna base camp trek is a remote journey through dense forests and mountains, where the network is not reliable. There are lodges that offer paid WiFi for USD 2 to USD 5. Or, you can opt for using a Nepali tourist sim to use data for the internet. The network will not be stable all the time and some parts of the trail may not have any connection at all.

Luggage: We provide you storage space to keep your additional luggage at the time of trekking free of cost. During the trek, you will pack all the heavy clothes and necessities in duffel bags. Each trekker has a 10 kg weight limit. Whereas, carry a daypack on you to keep essentials with you.

Tip: Tipping is a part of the travel culture in Nepal. Our Annapurna base camp trek costs do not cover tips for our on-field crew, like a tour guide, driver, trek guide, and porters. So, we recommend you tip them as per your wish at the end of their service. If you are trekking in a group, every member in the group can collect a small amount and tip collectively.

Travel Insurance: The purpose of travel insurance during the Annapurna base camp trekking is to provide you with immediate medical assistance in an emergency. It is only a backup for you and us in an emergency situation. Your travel insurance must include emergency air evacuation and medical bills.

ATM: There is no ATM on the Annapurna base camp trail. You can withdraw Nepali rupees in Kathmandu or Pokhara. You will need some cash on your hand for personal expenses like charging, wifi, snacks, hot shower, etc, during the trek.

Annapurna base camp trek safety

Annapurna base camp trek is a safe trek. The trail is well marked, guided by a native guide and supported by porters. You will be trekking with a reliable and friendly crew who will make sure you are safe in the mountains. We will do our best to keep you safe during the trek with us. From your side, make sure you are attentive and now strolling alone, far from your guide in the mountains.

Equipments

HEAD

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Winter hat, insulating hat or wide-brimmed hat
  • Headlight with extra battery

FACE

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglass 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 pants
  • T-shirt (bring lightweight wool)
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • Down jacket (available for rent in Kathandu)
  • Sweater
  • Waterproof jacket and pants

FOOTWEAR

  • Hiking boots
  • Thick wool shocks (take an extra pair of thick wool shocks)

ESSENTIAL GEARS

  • Backpack or day back (size depends on whether you take a porter or not.)
  • Thermal bottle
  • Water purification
  • Trekking pole
  • Sleeping bag (-20-degree sleeping bag is best in high-altitude trekking)

TOILETORIES

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

PERSONAL ACCESSORIES

  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera

EXTRA ITEMS

  • First aid kit
  • Extra password photos and photocopies of password
  • Notebook and pen
  • Binoculars

Annapurna Base Camp Trek 13 Days FAQs

  • You can do Annapurna base camp trek in a week to 11 days and more. We are flexible with our Annapurna base camp trek itinerary, so you can custom-create it as per your time and budget.

  • Annapurna base camp trek is considered a moderate to difficult trek. The trekking route has many ascents and descents, so you have to be fit to join this trek. The trail is not offbeat but involves steep and uneven sections. 5 to 6 hours of trekking is needed every day.

  • Yes, the Annapurna base camp trek is for beginners. Anyone with normal health and able to walk 5 hours a day at least can do Annapurna base camp trekking. Our team will give you further support to make the trek much more doable.

  • No, the Annapurna base camp trek is not harder than the Everest base camp trek. The elevation rise is also less in the Annapurna base camp trek, and the trail is much more maintained than the EBC trek.

  • You have to be fit enough to walk and have good stamina for Annapurna base camp trekking. Every day, the trail covers around 12 to 15 km on foot. Likewise, the services along the Annapurna base camp trail are also limited, so you have to be mentally prepared too for minimum facilities.

  • March, April, May, September, October, and November are the best months for Annapurna base camp trekking. These months see a huge crowd on the Annapurna base camp trail than other remaining months because of stable weather and pleasant climate.

  • Yes, kids can do Annapurna base camp trek with us. If you are planning to trek with minors or toddlers, let us know in advance. We will make the necessary arrangement for you to have a smooth trek with your kids.

  • You do not need a sleeping bag during the Annapurna base camp trek, but we recommend carrying one for additional warmth and comfort.

  • Annapurna base camp trek and the Annapurna circuit are two very different treks in the Annapurna region. These two treks are for different kinds of trekkers. Annapurna circuit trek is much more challenging than the ABC trek and not recommended to beginner trekkers. Both treks follow a distinct trekking route.

  • From Pokhara, you can reach Annapurna base camp in 6 days of trekking. There are no roadways to the base camp, so you have to walk. An alternative option is to get a helicopter flight from Pokhara to Machhapuchhre base camp and hike to Annapurna base camp.

  • Yes, the Annapurna base camp trail is crowded in the peak trekking seasons- spring and autumn. You can trek at the start or end of the season to avoid the crowd.

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