Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Key Information:
  • Duration12 Days
  • Difficulty LevelEasy to Moderate
  • Maximum Altitude4410m
  • Best SeasonsMar-May and Sep-Dec
  • ActivityTrekking
  • Group Size16 Pax

About Annapurna Base Camp Trek

"Join the Best Annapurna Base Camp Trek 12 Days 2022 with us to escape in nature and explore the surreal beauty of the western Himalayas."

Annapurna Base Camp Trek 12 Days explores the spectacular beauty of the western Himalayas and leads to the lap of Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m), Annapurna Base Camp. It is the tenth highest mountain in the world and apparently the deadliest one to climb. Even though Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the second most famous trek in the Himalayas, the trekking route is relatively easier than the Everest Base Camp Trek.

The adventurous trekking route of Annapurna Base Camp Trek 12 Days goes through the Annapurna Conservation Area, home to hundreds of flora and fauna. With adventure, you will get to experience the mountain lifestyle and rich cultural heritage of the locals during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek 2022. 

Views during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

You will get to see unbelievable landscapes and Himalayan mountain views during the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking. With every new village, a different yet outstanding perspective of mountains will unfold itself. 

Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Fishtail (6,993 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), etc are some of the mountains you will get to see during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

What do we offer?

We, Joy Treks have been organizing Annapurna Base Camp Trek for many years now. Over time and traveling with hundreds of trekkers from all around the world, we have learned so many things that make us the best trekking partner. 

Our expertise in leading trekkers to their destination, genuine package price and attention to every member of the group makes us very reliable. You will be trekking with an active Nepali trekker during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek Nepal.

We have opened booking for Annapurna Base Camp Trek 2022/2023. Get in touch with us anytime to book the trip. You can join our fixed departure dates or opt for a private Annapurna Base Camp Trek as per your wish.
Also, check out our other adventurous trekking packages in the Annapurna region- Mardi Himal Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek, and Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek.

Highlights

  • Explore the beautiful Annapurna Region
  • Trek through Annapurna Conservation Area, home to hundreds of flora and fauna
  • Adventurous trail with stunning landscapes
  • Pass by picturesque mountain villages, where you will get to see the lifestyle of the locals
  • Reach Annapurna Base Camp, lap of the tenth highest mountain in the world
  • Witness panoramic views of western Himalayan mountains throughout the trek

Itinerary

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We will pick you up from the Tribhuvan International Airport and escort you to the hotel. Our representative will brief you about the day program quickly and leave you to relax. There is not much planned for today. In the late evening, you will meet with the team over a welcome dinner.

  • Accommodation:Overnight in the hotel
  • Meals:Welcome dinner

After breakfast, you will go on guided sightseeing led by one of our best tour guides. During the tour, you will explore ancient temples, shrines, monasteries, palaces, and courtyards. This tour will give you an overall picture of Nepali culture, art, architecture, and history. Later, meet with the trek guide and prepare for the venture.

  • Accommodation:Overnight in the hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast only

You will take an early morning flight to Pokhara. It will be an amazing flight with great mountain views. From Pokhara, you will drive to Kande in a private vehicle and begin trekking towards Landruk. The trail ascends to Australian Cam and continues along the ridgeline to the beautiful Gurung village.

  • Accommodation:Overnight in the teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Leaving Landruk behind, the trail descends all the way down to a river. Crossing the river on a bridge, you will steeply ascend through dense forests of bamboo and farming lands. We will take a small break at Jhinu Danda. This village has natural hot springs. From here, you will climb to the crest of the ridge and walk towards Chomrong village.

  • Accommodation:Overnight in the teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner

From Chomrong, the trail descends to the river and ascends to the other side. You will cross a bridge and walk towards Sinuwa. In the peak season, the route gets crowded with trekkers from all around the world and donkeys. From Sinuwa, you will walk for another hour and a half to reach Bamboo.

  • Accommodation:Overnight in the teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner

The trail goes through dense and damp forests. You will ascend on a steep path and reach the Himalaya Hotel. From here onwards, the forest opens up and steeply climbs through dense forests before reaching Hinku Cave. Further, trek and reach Deurali to spend the night.

  • Accommodation:Overnight in the teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner

After breakfast, you will begin ascending through a river bed and continue trekking along a steep mountain-side. The trail passes through Machhapuchhre Base Camp. You can see wonderful views of Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna South, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Gangpaurna, Mt. Nilgiri, and many others on the way. From MBC, you will trek and reach ABC.

  • Accommodation:Overnight in the teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner

The trail from Annapurna Base Camp descends to Sinwa. You will walk gradually on a downhill route through a forested path. Along the way, you can see beautiful views of snow-capped mountains.

  • Accommodation:Overnight in a teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Leaving Sinwa, you will walk along dense forests and descend to Masque. Further, passing by small settlement areas, you will reach Nayapul. It is the ending point of the trek. From here, you will drive back to Pokhara. The drive will be short, and you can spend the rest of the exploring around Lakeside Market.

  • Accommodation:Overnight in a hotel

Pokhara is a beautiful city. We have included an extra day here to let you enjoy the city and its tourist places. For your information, Pokhara is the hub of adventurous outdoor activities like paragliding, ultra-light flights, canoeing, mountain cycling, etc. So, if you are interested in doing any such activities, let us know in advance. For the tour, you can visit Davis Falls, Bat Cave, Gupteshwor Cave, International Mountain Museum, etc.

  • Accommodation:Overnight in a hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast only

Today, we will take an early flight back to Kathmandu. During the flight, you will get to witness breathtaking aerial views of snow-capped Himalayan mountains. You will have an entire day free in Kathmandu. Go shopping, explore tourist areas, visit the spa, and pack your luggage. In the late evening, we will meet you at the farewell dinner organized by the company.

  • Accommodation:Overnight in a hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast & farewell dinner

Time to say goodby and fly to your next destination. Our airport representative will help you check out of the hotel and drop you at the airport.

  • Meals:Breakfast only

Useful Info

How hard is Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a moderate venture. You do not need previous trekking experience to trek to Annapurna Base Camp. Anyone with good health and fitness can do this trek without any issue. Solo trekkers have to be more careful of altitude sickness and terrain during the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek distance

Annapurna Base Camp Trek covers approximately 110 kilometers of distance. You will be walking around 10 km daily. Then there is 210 kilometers distance between Kathmandu and Pokhara. 

Annapurna Base Camp Trek route

You will be following rugged terrain during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek 12 Days. The trail ascends and descends through lush forests and remote villages. You will be passing by many steep and rocky sections too. 

You must be able to walk 6 to 7 hours a day. Likewise, the region is not developed when it comes to modernization. You have to do with the limited facilities and simple lifestyle. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek route is doable but demands patience and determination.

Altitude Sickness

Begin a high altitude trek Annapurna Base Camp Trek does involve changes of altitude sickness. However, our Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary will offer you a lot of chances to acclimatize along the trail. The risk of altitude sickness during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek 12 Days is pretty low, still, we want you to be careful of it. Listen to your body and spend the night at the lower altitude if you find difficulty in breathing, sleeping, or feel nauseous.

Below are some measures you can take to avoid altitude sickness:

  • Your elevation gain on a daily basis should be around 500 to 600 meters.
  • Climb high and sleep low should be your mantra during high altitude trekking.
  • Keep yourself hydrated and avoid drinking alcohol or smoking during the trek.
  • Carry prescribed medicine to deal with headaches and body aches.

Training for the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

To prepare for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, you can go on a few hikes before the beginning of the trek. Likewise, you can also exercise to strengthen your core body and increase stamina. 

Swimming, cycling, and running are also good ways to increase your stamina. Focus on walking long hours while preparing for the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking.

What permits do I need for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

You have to get the ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) permit and TIMS Card to do Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Both permits are available in Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

ACAP permit cost for foreigners: 3,000 NRS (Approx. USD 30)

ACAP permit cost for SAARC nationals: 200 NRS

TIMS card cost: 1,000 NRS (Approx. USD 10)

*Note: The permit cost is included in our Annapurna Base Camp Trek package cost. We will get all the permits for you in advance.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek best time

Annapurna Base Camp Trek's best time is spring and autumn. The months from March to April and October to November see the perfect weather conditions, which make trekking in these months fantastic. You don't have to deal with the unstable weather and bad climate. The views are clear and fabulous. 

Similarly, you can also trek in the early winter (December to February). The climate will be extremely cold, and the terrain involves snow walking, however the mountain views during winter are to die for. 

Accommodation & Food

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Nepal is a lodge/teahouse trek. As it is one of the most famous trekking routes, you will get many facilities during the trek. With our Annapurna Base Camp Trek package, you will spend the night in clean and comfortable teahouses. The rooms will be simple with a private washroom.

We offer breakfast, lunch & dinner during the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking. The meals will be served as per the menu of the teahouses. You will get to choose from cuisines like Nepali, Indian, Continental, and Tibetan. Drinking water is available in every teahouse to refill your water bottle. 

FAQs

  • Q1. How much does it cost for Annapurna Base Camp?

    Annapurna Base Camp Trek package cost ranges from USD 750 and above. The cost of the trek depends on your itinerary and the services you use during the trek.

  • Everest Base Camp Trek is harder than the Annapurna Base Camp Trek because of its trail distance and elevation.

  • Annapurna Base Camp Trek is popular for its fantastic trekking experience and breathtaking views of some of the highest mountains in the world. The trek meets the needs of adventurous souls and allows you to unwind & relax.

  • You can plan Annapurna Base Camp Trek with us. Our representative will help you pick the best trekking route and assist you with other preparations. Likewise, if you want to trek solo, then look out for the best Annapurna Base Camp Trek itineraries with ample rest days. Get the permits, book the accommodation in advance, and buy the proper trekking clothes/gear.

  • Do know that trekking in the Himalayas is never easy or safe, especially if you are alone. It is a high-altitude adventurous sport that requires proper planning, preparation, and guidance. Yes, Annapurna Base Camp Trek is safe if you are trekking with a travel company. If you are doing Annapurna Base Camp Trek solo, then the trail may get dangerous for you.

  • From Annapurna Base Camp, you can see close views of Annapurna I to Annapurna IV. Likewise, you can also see views of other mountains such as Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, Pisang Peak, Tilicho Peak, Mt. Manaslu, etc.

  • Yes, the Annapurna trek is open in 2022 and 2023. As the Covid-19 situation in Nepal has come under control and many citizens have taken first and second doses of vaccines, the Nepal government has opened all the trekking routes for upcoming seasons.

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