Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 12 Days

Trip Overview

Annapurna base camp trek is famous for trekkers. The principal peaks of the western portion of the great Annapurna Himal, including Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Fang, Annapurna, Ganagapurna, Annapurna 3 and Machhapuchhare, are arranged almost precisely in a circle about 10 miles in diameter with a deep glacier-covered amphitheater at the center. From this glacier basin, known as the Annapurna Sanctuary, the Modi Khola knifes its way south in a narrow gorge fully 12,000 ft. deep. Further south, the gorge opens up into a wide and fertile valley, the domain of the Gurungs. The middle and upper portions of Modi Khola offer some of the best short trekking routes in Nepal, and the valley is located so that these treks can be easily combined with treks into the Kali Gandaki region to the west.

In spite of the great heights of the surrounding peaks and ice walls, the valley floor between 12,000 and 14,000 ft. can provide comfortable camping spots in good weather.

Trip Facts

  • country Nepal
  • Destination Annapurna base camp
  • Duration 12 days
  • Activities Cultural tour/Trekking
  • Grade Moderate Learn
  • Best Season February to May & Sep to second week of the December
  • Group Size Min. 2 and Max 15
  • Altitude Min. 870m/Max. 4190m
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu (Capital of Nepal)
  • Accommodation 3 to 4 stars hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara on BB plan & mountain lodge( Tea-house ) in trekking.
  • Meals included Breakfast and welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu / Full board in Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
  • Transportation Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car- By flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and by tourist bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu trek starting point and trek ending point to Pokhara.

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  1. Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters). There you will be met by our Airport Representative and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel on BB plan.
  2. After breakfast transfer to the domestic airport and take morning flight to Pokhara and drive to Naya Pul (New Bridge) for an hour and trek to Tikhe Dhunga (1495m/4905ft). Flight for 3o minutes and Walking 3:30 hours,O/N at guest house
  3. Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani (2850m/9350ft). Walking 5:30 hours, O/N at guest house,
  4. Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani (2520m/8268ft). Walking 6:30 hours, O/N at guest house,
  5. Tadapani to Sinuwa (2310m/7579ft). Walking 6 hours, O/N at guest house,
  6. Sinuwa to Deurali (3150m/10335ft). Walking 6 hours, O/N at guest house
  7. Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4090m/13418ft). Walking 4:30 hours, O/N at guest house,
  8. Annapurna base camp to Sinuwa(2310m/7579ft) . Walking 7:00 hours, O/N at guest house,
  9. Sinuwa to Ghaundrung village( 1850m.5601ft)). Walking 6 hours, O/N at guest house.
  10. Trek to Naya Pul; then drive to Pokhara. Walking 3:30 hours and drive to Pokhara. O/N at Hotel at 3 stars.
  11. Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus for 6 hours.
  12. After breakfast, the trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.

Note: Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. If you would like to stay more than 12 days, you can do city guided tour in Kathmandu, white water rafting, jungle safari etc. Please, let us know, we will follow accordingly. Extend your trip (For the extension options, please click here).

  1. Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters). Hotel There you will be met by our Airport Representative and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel on BB plan.
  2. Kathmandu to Pokhara(910m/2986ft.) After breakfast. We drive to domestic airport and take a flight to Pokhara and after an hour drive to Naya Pul then commence our trek to Birethanti, a large and prosperous town beside the Modi River. Head up the main trail to Sudami where we climb gradually up the side of the valley, reaching Hile (1495m) before pushing on to Tirkhe Dhunga. From here the trail crosses a stream and then ascends a step stone staircase to the large Magar village at Ulleri (2070m). 3:30 hours.
  3. Trek to Ghorepani (2850m/9350ft). This is a pleasant walking day today. We trek through rhododendron and oak forests and across streams before making a short, final climb to Nangethanti. From Nangethanti we head up to Ghorepani (2850m). 5:30 hours.
  4. Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani (2520m/8268ft). An early start and an hour hiking to Poon Hill (3195m) leads us to a brilliant spectacle, this vantage point provides an unobstructed view of sunrise over the high Himalayas. After spending about 45 minutes on the hillside, we come back to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast, and start walking to Tadapani. From Ghorepani the trail climbs along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2960m). We descend to reach Banthanti, before winding our way to Tadapani (2540m). 6 :30 hours.
  5. Tadapani to Sinuwa (2310m/7579ft). Dropping down from Tadapani Gurjung the route offers good views of the upper Modi valley. The path then starts the long ascent high above the west bank of the Modi Khola. We pass the village of Chhomrong which lies tucked at the very base of Himal Chuli. From Chhomrong the trail descends until Chhomrong Khola then trail begins a slow climb as we head up to our destination for the day - Sinuwa. 6 hours.
  6. Sinuwa to Deurali (3150m/10335ft). We proceed to Kuldi Ghar about 2 1/2 to 3 hrs walking. There is a clearing in the forest a little further on, from there the route goes very steeply down a bank of rock and then levels out, running through thickets of bamboo at the bottom of the gorge, keeping always on the west side of the river. We pass by the pasture of Tomo, and then the very neck of the gorge at pantheon Barah, where there is a small trail and a shrine. The track climbs to Himalaya hotel at the campsite where we will overnight. 6 hours.
  7. Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4090m/13418ft). Today we climb on past the Machhapuchhare Base Camp (which isn"t really a base camp since climbing the mountain is not permitted) to the Annapurna Base Camp. This area is called the Annapurna Sanctuary since it is totally surrounded by mountains. From here it is a two-hour trek to Annapurna Base camp, which offers spectacular views. 5 hours.
  8. Annapurna base camp to Sinuwa(2310m/7579ft) . Walking 7:00 hours, O/N at guest house,
  9. Sinuwa to Ghaundrung village( 1850m.5601ft)). Walking 6 hours, O/N at guest house,
  10. Trek to Naya Pul; then drive to Pokhara. Walking 3:30 hours and drive to Pokhara. O/N at Hotel at 3 stars
  11. Trek to Naya Pul Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus for 6 hours.
  12. After breakfast, the trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.

Note: Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. If you would like to stay more than 12 days, you can do city guided tour in Kathmandu, white water rafting, jungle safari etc. Please, let us know, we will follow accordingly. Extend your trip (For the extension options, please click here).

Month Tour Start Tour End
February 03 Feb 14 Feb
February 10 Feb 21 Mar
February 17 Feb 28 Feb
February 24 Feb 07 Mar
March 03 Mar 14 Mar
March 10 Mar 21 Mar
March 17 Mar 28 Mar
March 24 Mar 04 Apr
March 31 Mar 11 Apr
April 07 Apr 18 Apr
April 14 Apr 25 Apr
April 21 Apr 02 May
April 24 Apr 09 May
May 05 May 16 May
May 12 May 23 May
May 19 May 30 May
May 26 May 06 Jun
June 06 Jun 13 Jun
June 08 Jun 24 Jun
June 09 Jun 20 Jun
June 16 Jun 27 Jun
June 23 Jun 04 Jul
June 30 Jun 11 Jul
July 07 July 18 July
July 14 July 25 July
July 21 July 01 Aug
July 28 July 08 Aug
August 04 Aug 15 Aug
August 11 Aug 22 Aug
August 18 Aug 29 Aug
August 25 Aug 05 Sept
September 01 Sept 12 Sept
September 08 Sept 19 Sept
September 15 Sept 26 Sept
September 22 Sept 03 Oct
September 29 Sept 10 Oct
October 06 Oct 17 Oct
October 13 Oct 24 Oct
October 20 Oct 01 Nov
October 27 Oct 08 Nov
November 04 Nov 15 Nov
November 11 Nov 22 Nov
November 18 Nov 29 Dec
November 25 Nov 05 Dec
December 01 Dec 12 Dec
December 08 Dec 19 Dec
December 15 Dec 26 Jan
December 22 Dec 02 Jan
December 29 Dec 09 Jan
Month Tour Start Tour End
February 03 Feb 14 Feb
February 10 Feb 21 Mar
February 17 Feb 28 Feb
February 24 Feb 07 Mar
March 03 Mar 14 Mar
March 10 Mar 21 Mar
March 17 Mar 28 Mar
March 24 Mar 04 Apr
March 31 Mar 11 Apr
April 07 Apr 18 Apr
April 14 Apr 25 Apr
April 21 Apr 02 May
April 24 Apr 09 May
May 05 May 16 May
May 12 May 23 May
May 19 May 30 May
May 26 May 06 Jun
June 06 Jun 13 Jun
June 08 Jun 24 Jun
June 09 Jun 20 Jun
June 16 Jun 27 Jun
June 23 Jun 04 Jul
June 30 Jun 11 Jul
July 07 July 18 July
July 14 July 25 July
July 21 July 01 Aug
July 28 July 08 Aug
August 04 Aug 15 Aug
August 11 Aug 22 Aug
August 18 Aug 29 Aug
August 25 Aug 05 Sept
September 01 Sept 12 Sept
September 08 Sept 19 Sept
September 15 Sept 26 Sept
September 22 Sept 03 Oct
September 29 Sept 10 Oct
October 06 Oct 17 Oct
October 13 Oct 24 Oct
October 20 Oct 01 Nov
October 27 Oct 08 Nov
November 04 Nov 15 Nov
November 11 Nov 22 Nov
November 18 Nov 29 Dec
November 25 Nov 05 Dec
December 01 Dec 12 Dec
December 08 Dec 19 Dec
December 15 Dec 26 Jan
December 22 Dec 02 Jan
December 29 Dec 09 Jan
Trekking Boot One Pairs
Thick Socks 4 Pairs
Light Socks 3 Pairs
Camp Shoes 1 Pair
Sandals 1 Pair
Sleeping Bag(4seasons) 1
Down Jacket 1
Daypack 1
Water Bottle 1
Sun Cream  
Sunglasses  
Flashlight Witd Spare Bulbs, Batteries, Lip Salve, Gaiters.  
Down Or Fiber Filled Waterproof Jacket And Trousers 1
Fleece Jacket Or Pullover 1
Warm Cotton Trousers 2 Pairs
Shirts And T-Shirts 4 Pieces
Lightweight Cotton Long Pants 3 Pairs
Long Under Wear 2 Pieces
Short Under Wear 4 Pieces
Sun Hat Or Scarf 1
Woolen Hat 1
Sunglasses 1
Lightweight Gloves 1
Rain Coat 1
Heavyweight Gloves Or Mittens Witd A Waterproof 1
Insect Repellent
Toilet Articles
Note Book & Pen
Toilet Roll
Laundry Soap
Pocket Knife
Towel
Sewing Kit
Plasters
Binoculars
Camera
Film
Cards And Personal Medical Kit
Short description Mode of the packages: What are included in the packages?

Welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu, Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast at 3stars level, Meals3 times a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking and Pokhara, Twin sharing comfortable and clean private room in trekking, necessary permits, all the ground transportation as per itinerary, domestic flight tickets from Kathmandu to Pokhara, an experienced guide and porter and all the necessary permits, please find in details what is included and excluded in the cost as follows:

Service Includes in the Cost in Details:
  • All the ground transportation as per itinerary.
  • Welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu as per your desire.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu ( 2 nights) and Pokhara ( One night) with breakfast at 3stars level.
  • Meals 3 times a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking and Pokhara for you.
  • Twin sharing comfortable and clean private room in trekking ( 8 nights).
  • Domestic flight ticket from Kathmandu to Pokhara with airport tax.
  • Trip Map.
  • An experienced, knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and English-speaking trekking guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek (2 trekkers:1 porter).
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Four season sleeping bag and down jackets to use for trekking, if necessary.
  • Duffel/kit bag( Gift from our company).
  • All necessary paper works and Annapurna conservation entry permits.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System).
  • All our government taxes, vat, local tax, tourist service charges.
Service Excludes in the cost in details:
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (costs roughly USD 10 to USD 15 per person per day)- (Except welcome dinner).
  • All kinds of drinks in the mountain (hot, cold and alcoholic).
  • Entry fee while sightseeing in Kathmandu (USD 20 per person).
  • Personal equipment.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Extra personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, laundry, shower, excess baggage charges)
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section.
For the most up to date latest pricing, please contact us

Note: Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. If you would like to stay more than 14 days, you can do city guided tour in Kathmandu, white water rafting, jungle safari etc. Please, let us know, we will follow accordingly. Extend your trip (For the extension options, please click here).

Budget package available:

The cost for the budget package is USD 625, per person, including ground transportation/ your domestic flight tickets as per itinerary, hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara at 3 stats level inclusive breakfast, permits, guide and porter.

what our previous clients say about us?

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Hello Babu, Thank you very much for organizing our excellent trek to the ABC. Everything worked perfectly and our guide Ganesh did everything to make it a comfortable and memorable trip! It was truly a great experience we will remember forever!
Benedikt
Germany
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Hi Babu, A really well organized tour. Excellent Staffs, great guide, cooks and porter. Unique Path Provides an unmatched service to the individual or a group to ensure that time spent in Nepal is unforgettable for all the right reasons. Trekking near the Annapurna range, we have seen the most amazing landscape, great mountain views from every direction and unique culture. Many thanks to Unique Path for making our visit so special! Thanks again for the good caretaking during the trek! We have loads of beautiful memories of the ABC :)
Tessa and Dung
Netherlands
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