4,130m/13,549ft at base camp
Full board on trek
Tea house/ Lodge
Mar - May & Sept - Nov
- Customizable Itineraries
- Best Value Guaranteed
- We can help you make it fit your budget.
- "Snowball Discount" We offer you what we like to call snowball discounts. The more people you can bring with you in your trek, the better discounts you are entitled to.
Outlined Itinerary for Annapurna Base Camp Trek 14 Days
Airport – Hotel- Airport Pick up and Drop off by a private tourist vehicle
Standard twin-sharing accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast for 3 nights
Standard twin- sharing accommodation in Pokhara for 2 nights
Full-day guided city tour in Kathmandu by a private vehicle
Complimentary welcome and farewell dinner at one of the restaurants with a cultural program
All necessary paperwork, Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permits, and Tims Card
Tourist coach to Pokhara and from Pokhara ( private vehicle upon your request but the price will be there)
All standard meals while on a trek (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
Mountain tea house on the trail.
Tea/Coffee served in a cup
Purified drinking water during the trek
Government licensed and well trained English speaking local trekking guide and his entire expenses
The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek. We assign one porter for every two guests
Insurance of Guide and Porter and all expenses
Down jackets and sleeping bags ( to be returned after trip completion)
Free Imperial Nepal duffel bag, & Trekking route map
Adventure certificate (after completion of the trek)
First Aid Kits (Basic)
All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges
Nepal arrival visa fee
Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu/ Pokhara
Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara except for official dinner
World Heritage Sites entrance fees
Personal trekking equipment
Travel and rescue insurance
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, extra shower, etc.)
Tipping for the staffs
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the journey to the paradise, filled with mesmerizing wonders of nature to walk along. As the name suggests in Nepali language, Anna-purna, meaning "full of food" is treated as the "Goddess of Harvests ".
Lying within the top 10 highest mountain in the world, Mount Annapurna is the home of many trekkers adventuring the highest peaks. Annapurna Base Camp Trek sets a blissful expedition to the height of 4130m from where a complete 360-degree panorama of the Annapurna Ranges can be captured by the eyes.
As the trek to Annapurna Base Camp begins from the Lake City, Pokhara, you are simply going to get the fabulous start through terraced farmlands, rhododendron forests, inspiring mountains, picturesque villages, cascading waterfalls and many more.
Walking along the trail of Annapurna Base Camp trek, you ways are full of enticing major western parts of mountains like Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Annapurna I, Ganagapurna, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhare. All these mountains here almost form a circle of about ten miles in diameter. Also, the sanctuary comprises of a deep glacier at the centre joining the Modi Khola to the south.
Also, the villages are the native of Gurung, Magar and Thakali community are fantastic to explore their way of communication, culture and styles during Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
The initiation point for Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Annapurna Region is Pokhara. We drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and again from Pokhara to Nayapul after which we start walking all the way to our destination. Upon completion of Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, we return back the same way we went for Annapurna Base Camp Trek Nepal. This is a complete overland tour and involves no flights. The Route Map has captured every trail we would be following throughout our Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Click Here for the routes and coverage areas of your destination.
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking takes you to the Annapurna Sanctuary with full of dazzling Himalayan ranges around you. It is indeed one brilliant destination to observe the natural wonders that is sure to make you speechless. Here are the major highlights of your Annapurna Base Camp Trek Trek.
- Sight Seeing in Pokhara – the Phewa Lake, the Davis Fall, Shanti Stupa (World Peace Pagoda), Gupteshwor Cave, Mahendra cave and many others
- Pokhara valley view
- 360-degree panorama of the Annapurna Ranges with Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre and many others
- Poon Hill
- Tadapani, a place to watch the tower in the village
- Avalanche tracks and moraines
- Machhapurchhre Base Camp
- Stunning Mountain Dhaulagiri views
- Learn Buddhism, and visit ancient monasteries
- Unique Gurung, Magar and Thakali culture and generous hospitalities of the people living in this region
- Spring Season is the best to discover the wild variety of flowers all around
- The traditional farming system
- Annapurna Base Camp
Our Trekking Group
The trekking group to Annapurna Base Camp Trek depends on the number of persons. Normally, we take in 1-15 persons in a group. However, if you are in a bigger group of more than 15 persons, we can manage the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking accordingly. The maximum number '15' is the outcome of generally organized group treks. But, we are good at organizing treks for any group size you require.
Besides the trekking group, we have our local staffs to assist you as well. Trekking does not just mean traveling around; it will be more rewarding if you can gain good bunch of information of the areas you travel. So, we provide you with guides for that and in order to assure easy travel experience, we have porters who would carry on your luggage. We will facilitate you with 1 porter for 2 persons, 1 porter carrying maximum of 20 kg weight.
Guides and Porters
For trekking group of 1 to 5 people, we provide – 1 Guide and Porter (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
For trekking group of more than 5 people, we provide – 1 Guide, 1 Assistant Guide and Porter (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Accomodation and Meals
Our overnight stay would be on Tea houses and Guest Houses during Annapurna Trekking. Twin sharing comfortable beds and common bathroom will be provided. The place is clean and hygienic. However, if you require a single supplement accommodation, it can also be made available on request at an additional cost of US$ 200. But still you need to be aware that single supplement accommodation may not be available at all the places during your Annapurna Base Camp trek.
Our Annapurna Base Camp Trekking would let you experience typical Nepali food, special mountain foods and other cuisines including international cuisine like Indian, Tibetan, Italian, and Continental. You can always make your choices from the food menu available there. We will have breakfast and dinner at tea house/guest house whereas we will have lunch on our way.
While in Kathmandu and Pokhara, your accommodation is at tourist standard hotels facilitated with Attached Bath, A/C, 24 hours running hot/cold shower, Internet service and others. The facilities provided here is of 2 to 3 star standard hotel. We offer welcome dinner, farewell dinner and breakfasts during your stay in Kathmandu. Other meals as well as your other personal expenses will be from your own pocket during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Full board meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, and Tea/Coffee) are included during Annapurna Base Camp Trek once you leave move ahead from Pokhara.
The means of transportation are private vehicles and tourist bus. Pick up and drop from airport to hotel, and hotel to airport will be done by the vehicles of Imperial Nepal Treks. Also, we will be driving from Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus.
Our Annapurna trekking will start with a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. From Pokhara, we drive to Nayapul and walk all the way to our destination. While returning, we take in the same track back to Kathmandu by taking a tourist bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu early morning.
Safety and Pracaution
It is necessary that you take in good precaution during your travel to avoid any difficulties in your Trek to Annapurna Base Camp. As the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking leads to higher altitude range, you need some trustworthy, experienced, qualified and well-equipped people around you. Your safety is assured by the local trek guide and other staffs.
Since these hikes take you on the remote Himalayan region, it is very essential that you are accompanied with the very experienced, qualified and well-equipped leader such that your trek runs safe and successful one. The guides of Imperial Nepal Treks are trained and licensed from Nepal Government, certified from TAAN and Nepal Mountaineering Association with experience over 8 years. So, this is a double assurance for your safety and to make sure that you are in the correct and professionals hand. Thus, you need not worry about anything; we are here only at your service.
Regarding health issues, we are well aware that you are likely to get Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Going up high at faster pace is too harmful and can be fatal as well because of less oxygen. Some general symptoms of AMS are
- Difficulty sleeping
- Dizziness or light-headedness
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea or vomiting
- Rapid pulse (heart rate)
- Shortness of breath with exertion
Due to this, we need good time to adapt in the current environment and thus we have planned our itineraries in such a way that we get enough time for acclimatization to ensure your health safety.
A good planning for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is a must to minimize the health risks with problems like AMS. And if you are a patient of heart, lungs or blood disease, it is very important that you consult with your doctors and familiarize yourself with the remedies for the diseases before trek.Â Â
On your day of arrival, Imperial Nepal Treks will be there to welcome you at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. We will then introduce you to all of our team and take you back to your hotel where you can rest and get ready for the next day.
Imperial Nepal Treks organizes a full day city tour around Kathmandu Valley. The aim behind is to let you have the know-how of the Kathmandu city, the city of monuments, temples and monasteries such as Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swoyambhunath, and many others. We will provide you leisure time for rest and preparation for final departure that is scheduled for the next day.
On this day, we offer you a welcome dinner at a typical Nepali Restaurant where you will taste different varieties of Nepali food. Your overnight accommodation remains unchanged.
We start Trek to Annapurna Base Camp with a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The drive to Pokhara is filled with an outstanding panorama of river and countryside. If you have learned about Nepal, you must have gone to this beautiful source of treasures, the place called Pokhara in Nepal. Once we arrive here, you will be transferred to the hotel you've booked before. After taking some time for refreshment, we visit some exotic places lying in Pokhara such as Davi's fall, Gupteshwor cave, Shanti Stupa (World Peace Pagoda – astounding view of Pokhara from here) and later, you will encounter out of the world experience by boating on Phewa Lake. Your accommodation would be in a tourist standard hotel where breakfast will be provided within our budget and other meals will be counted on your own expense.
Heading for Annapurna Trekking, we take a short drive to Nayapul. Passing by the famous Bindhyabasini Temple, and the wonderful view of Pokhara valley along with the Himalayan range of Annapurna Region, we reach Milanchowk. Walking along the Gobang Khola, we cross Phedi, Naudanda, and little higher from here lies places like Kande and Lumle. Crossing the bridge over Dhoti Khola, we arrive at Nayapul.
After some time we head for Tikhedhunga from Nayapul. We ascend from Nayapul and cross the river over Modi Khola. Now walking along the Bhurungdi Khola, we step in Birethanti. At Birethanti, check in formalities takes place at the ACAP office. The countryside villages above Bhurungdi Khola are simply awesome and passing by these villages here, we arrive at Tikhedhunga. Your accommodation would be in a lodge/teahouse where meals are provided on full board basis (breakfast, tea/coffee, lunch, and dinner).
The trail drops down for a while and then climbs up steadily to Ulleri. Ulleri is the view point for Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. The special point about Ulleri is that it consists of 3200 stone steps engraved with beautiful landscape in Magar village. Because of the fantastic scenery here, you will be getting the ultimate energy to climb up the steps and head further to the destination. Further, from Ulleri, the pathway goes upwards through the Rhododendron forests along the Bhurungdi River. Ascending over the trail, we reach Ghorepani, the trekker's stop that was previously an important campsite. Ghorepani is the source of excellent views of entire Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri. Your accommodation would be in a lodge/teahouse where meals are provided on full board basis (breakfast, tea/coffee, lunch, and dinner).
Poon Hill, the famous spot to eye on the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, is one popular destination among trekkers of Annapurna region as it would let you detain the view of the sunrise over the mountains like Tukuche, Nilgiri, Varaha Shikhar, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Lamjung, and others of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. Taking in the snaps from here, we descend back to Ghorepani. From Ghorepani begins our trek to Tadapani after breakfast.
Heading towards Tadapani now, we descend through the trail crossing a bridge over Ghar Khola. Also, we pass by the Deurali pass and reach Ban Thanti. The pathway is descended steeply from here for a while and then we need to climb to reach Tadapani. Once we cross the small ascent, we are at Tadapani. Tadapani is a place to watch the tower in the village, a great view of Tadapani village can be observed from here. We stay overnight here. Your accommodation would be in a lodge/teahouse where meals are provided on full board basis (breakfast, tea/coffee, lunch, and dinner).
From Tadapani, the Annapurna Trekking starts with a steady climb, the pathway is straight and almost perpendicular. Starting with this strenuous route, we reach Chiule and little further we cross a bridge over Tibuje Khola. Crossing the Kingtrongkholagaon, we reach Taulung from where again the same steep trail begins towards Chhomrong, a beautiful village inhabited by Gurung people residing beneath the Annapurna South. Passing by Chhomrong, we ascend for Sinuwa and stay overnight there. Your accommodation would be in a lodge/teahouse where meals are provided on full board basis (breakfast, tea/coffee, lunch, and dinner).
From Sinuwa, our Annapurna Base Camp Trek Nepal leads to Deurali along the ascent trail. The pathway is steady and we need to climb around 840m from Sinuwa. On the way, we pass by Kuldhigar (an abandoned settlement), Bamboo (damp and cold deep forest), Dovan, and Hinki Cave from where the Avalanche Track starts. Walking along the Modi River, we finally reach Deurali. We stay overnight here. Your accommodation would be in a lodge/teahouse where meals are provided on full board basis (breakfast, tea/coffee, lunch, and dinner).
Ascending from Deurali, we are about to step into the highlight of our Annapurna Trekking, the Annapurna Base Camp. Following the Modi River, we climb upwards and find avalanche moraines near Bagar. A steep trail from here leads to Machhapurchhre Base Camp. From Machhapuchhre Base Camp, you will be able to grab some stunning views of the Fish Tail Mountain, Machhapuchhre, accompanied by other mountains like Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Hiunchuli, Gandharvachuli, and Gangapurna. You will also notice that the vegetation disappears once we are about to reach Annapurna Base Camp and the path will also widen as we enter into the Annapurna Sanctuary.
Heading west from here, we arrive at the final destination of our Annapurna Base Camp Trek Nepal which was once a site of British Expedition in the year 1970 AD. The final point of our destination is full of mind blowing views around as Annapurna South is so close and is dazzling right in front of us. The Annapurna Sanctuary would present you a complete 360-degree panorama of the Annapurna Ranges with Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre and many others. We stay overnight here. Your accommodation would be in a lodge/teahouse where meals are provided on full board basis (breakfast, tea/coffee, lunch, and dinner).
After accomplishing the Annapurna trekking to our final destination, Annapurna Base Camp, we retrace the route back to Dobhan. Walking involves descending through the trail and we reach Dobhan. We stay overnight at Dobhan; your accommodation would be in a lodge/teahouse where meals are provided on full board basis (breakfast, tea/coffee, lunch, and dinner).
We backtrack our journey to Chhomrong from Dobhan by descending along the Modi River. We stay overnight at Chhomrong; your accommodation would be in a lodge/teahouse where meals are provided on full board basis (breakfast, tea/coffee, lunch, and dinner).
We start our trek fresh morning with some breakfasts at Ghandruk and head down for Nayapul. As we reach Nayapul, we have our lunch and drive back to Pokhara in our private vehicle. We stay at Pokhara and stroll around the lake side. Your accommodation would be in a tourist standard hotel as before where breakfast is included within our budget and other meals will be counted on your own expenses.
From Pokhara, we catch a tourist bus for Kathmandu early morning. Once we arrive at Kathmandu, you will be taken to the hotel you've stayed in before (unless changed). As this is the last day, we enjoy the farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with live music and rejoice the moments.
The representatives from Imperial Nepal Treks will drop you to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and assist you in your final departure from Kathmandu. We bid our last goodbyes and you will head towards your destination.
What is the success rate for your trips?
- We have up to 98 % success rate for our Annapurna treks.
What type of shape do I need to be in, is this trip for me?
- To prepare for a strenuous trek you should begin training at least two to three months before your departure. As a guideline, an hour of aerobic exercise three to four times per week would be considered a minimum requirement. The best preparation is bushwalking involving relatively steep ascents and descents. If you can manage a couple of valley floor to ridgeline ascents per comfortable and able to enjoy the trek to the fullest. They are physically strong, sharp-witted and have an incredibly positive attitude towards a life that we would consider extremely tough. There is something about a trek in the Himalaya that draws you back time and time again. For keen walkers it is a paradise and even avowed non-walkers find that one foot just seems to follow the other, drawn by the appeal of what lies beyond.
Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon my arrival?
- Yes Some one come to pick you up from airport to hotel .
What sort of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu and in trekking?
- In Kathmandu we will provide you 3* category hotel and mountain normal Tea house/ Lodge
Is it possible to reserve a trip now and pay deposit later or do I HAVE to pay deposit at booking/reservation?
- About deposit amount depend about you, This is possible you reserve your trip now and pay your deposit amount 20% later
Is there a possibility of getting separate rooms for the Kathmandu portion of the trip? If so how much extra will this cost?
- Yes this is possible of getting separate rooms in Kathmandu, It cost around $40 Per night.
Is this a guaranteed departure even if I am alone stating in the request trip?
- Our departure is guaranteed even if you are along.
When I pay the remainder of the money on arrival in Kathmandu, how do you take that money? US cash or credit card?
- Remaining balance you pay upon your arrival in Kathmandu. We accept Visa card, MasterCard, and cash.
What sort of food can I expect in trekking?
- Most teahouses (lodges) in Annapurna trails cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare. Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, daal bhat(rice and lentils), bread, soup, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season) and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard. You will find a lot of garlic on the menu because it assists with acclimatization – eat some every day. In many larger villages you may find some meat items on the menu.
Is the food in mountain prepared to international standard in terms of safety?
- YES, the food is very safe during the trekking and we recommend you to eat the vegetarian and local food. Please follow the suggestion of our guide on the trek.
Is water provided and is there still water available at higher altitudes? Is it filtered/boiled? Readily available?
- Bottled water is easily available at the lodges and tea houses. You can buy bottled water at the cost of USD 2 at lower elevations to USD 4 to higher elevation per littler. You can also drink the normal tap or spring water if you bring the purifying aid with you.
What mode of transportation do you use?
- We used in Kathmandu all transport Car/ Van/Bus with A/C
What is the best season for this trekking?
- February, March, April, May,/ October, November, December are the best time to do Annapurna trek.
What is the weather and temperature like in trekking?
Spring - March / April / May / June
- During springtime, the average temperature is 17 degrees C with a maximum of 25 degrees C during sunny days and a minimum of -15 degrees C in the morning and at night for areas above 4000 meters.
July / August Through Mid-September is Monsoon Season
- The maximum temperature during the monsoon season averages 25 degrees C during sunny days with a minimum -15 degrees C in the morning and night at areas above 4000 meters. The average temperature tends to hover around a comfortable 18 degrees C.
Autumn - End of September / October / November
- The average temperature during the fall is 15 degrees C with a maximum temp of 20 degrees C during sunny days and a minimum of -10 degrees C in the morning and at night, for areas above 4000 meters altitude.
I m a Vegeterain, is that a Problem ?
- No problem at all because the lodges mostly serve the vegetarian meals. We always recommend our clients to eat vegetarian meals to avoid the food poisoning, eating heavy meals and non- vegetarian meals at the high altitude is not really safe for the stomach.
Do your guides have trekking guide certificates from the Hotel Management and Tourism Center? Have they received first aid training for high altitude?
- Yes, they have all received a 45-day training from the Hotel Management and Tourism Center in Nepal. The guides have also received high altitude first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project). And NMA.
What safety measures are in place? What safety equipment do your guides carry with them on trek to deal with sickness/accidents?
- Our guides are well trained for the high altitude problems and first aid. They always carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as well. All our guides carry the local mobile phones and SAT phones for the emergency.
Do you know about how many miles the trek is?
- Total distance of the entire trek is about 75 miles.
Do we book our own international flights to and from Nepal?
- Yes, you need to book your own International flights.
Can I charge my digital camera or other equipment’s on my trip?
- These facilities will be available in most of the places in your hotel reception by paying some service charges
Is there any communication while we are on trekking?
- There are telephones in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls. All our guides are equipped with the local mobile phone. You may wish to pass the number of our guide to your family for the callback or you can make a call from the guide’s mobile and pay him directly for the international call too.
Can I use credit cards in the places I visit in trekking?
- No In Trekking you need a cash. Please change the currency in local Nepali Rupees before you go to the mountains.
How much additional money do I need per day?
- It depends on your spending habits. Generally, in Kathmandu, you can allocate USD 10 to USD 15 for a lunch and a dinner. USD 15 to USD 18 per person a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, pay for the hot shower and a few drinks during the trekking.
Do I need to tip my guide and porters? How much would that be?
- This is a difficult thing to gauge. we recommend you to spend minimum 10% of your total trip cost for tipping entire local staffs, the ratio of tipping guide and porter will be given to you at the pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu before starting the trek.
What opportunities will I have for shower along the trek?
- Our guide he arrange some guesthouse with hot shower. And in rest of the places, hotel water in bucket will be provided for shower; it would cost you extra about USD 3-4 per shower.
Is Imperial Nepl staff insured?
- Our company insures all our trekking staff members, including guides, cooks, Sherpas and porters.
Can I add extra days to my trekking trip?
- Along your trek we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food.
Do you use yaks/porters on the trek or do we carry all of our own gear?
- Whilst on the trek, our porter will take care of your luggage. All you need to carry is your small day bag for your personal belongings like camera, water bottle, sun cream etc only.
Will there be a place to store items/clothing not required for the trek?
- The hotel in Kathmandu does provide the free storage services. So you can leave all your items that are not required for the trekking at your hotel.
Can I obtain the visa for Nepal upon on arrival at the airport?
- YES, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.
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