Annapurna Base Camp Trek (12 Days)

Basic Info ( Annapurna Base Camp Trek 12 Days ) $960 $ 760 per person

Duration 12
Group Size 2 or more
TransportaionPrivate car & Tourist bus
Altitude 4,130 m/13,545 ft
Accomodations Hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara, Tea House/Lodge during trek
Best Seasons Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November)
Activities Trekking, Hiking
Meals Welcome and Farewell dinner at Kathmandu, All meals during treks

Basic Intro

ABC, Annapurna Base Camp trek has become renowned as one of the most spectacular trekking routes in the world which offers some of the most spectacular mountain scenery, providing a fascinating insight into the modern hill life of Nepal. This trek attracts a large number of tourists because they find everything the Himalayas have to offer, accessible along a selection of well-maintained trails that snake in and around the 55-kilometer Annapurna massif, separated from the gargantuan Dhaulagiri (8167m) by the Kaligandaki, the deepest gorge in the world.

The trek to Annapurna base camp starts from Nayapul following the Modi River and passing through dense stands of rhododendron and bamboo: Ghandruk, Chhomrong, Dovan, Deurali, and finally Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchhre Base Camp. You get plenty of time to explore the vicinity of Base Camp. We then trek back to Nayapul passing the village like Bamboo and Jhinu Danda.


After arrival in Kathmandu, we will transfer to your hotel, which is in the peaceful street on the edge of Thamel. We provide you with a deluxe room with a private bathroom and balcony, a Tea/Coffee maker, and toiletries. However, we have the Crystal Palace in Pokhara, near Phewa Lake.  These hotels are 3-star categories by the government of Nepal. The above package price includes a 3-star category hotel however we also provide 4-star and 5-star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara. But during the trek, there is only Tea House/Lodge which doesn’t have any facilities except the twin bed. All the rooms are in “twin share”. Single supplementary will charge $200 extra.  In Kathmandu and Pokhara, the hotels have 24/7 receptions while the trekking recitations are closed after 9-10 pm. In some places during trekking, we have private bathrooms but in some areas, there is only a shared bathroom. The entire place has a 24/7 hot water facility but during tea house in the trek, it is chargeable.


For meals we provide Buffet Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara which is included in the cost. We also serve lunch and dinner from our hotel restaurant where you must pay for yourself. However, during trekking, we provide three meals per day (i.e. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner per day) from the selected menu available in the lodge and tea house. Food during the trek is not so well decorated as Kathmandu and Pokhara however; most of the food is prepared by the local people in their fields. The food is organic, delicious, and quite healthy. We also offer a Welcome and Farewell dinner with our agency team leader with a traditional cultural dance program in Kathmandu.

Day 01: Arrival, transfer to Hotel 

Day 02:  Kathmandu to Pokhara [823m/2,700ft]: 6 hrs drive 

Day 03: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk (1940m/6360 ft), 1 hr drive and 5-6 hrs walk 

Day 04: Trek to Chhomrong (2,210m/7,249 ft), 5-6 hrs walk 

Day 05:  Chhomrong to Dovan (2580m/8460ft): 6 hrs trek 

Day 06:  Dovan to Deurali (3230m/10,595ft): 4 hrs trek 

Day 07:  Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,545ft) via Machhapuchre Base Camp (3700m/12135ft): 5 - 6 hrs trek)

Day 08:  Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2310m/7575ft): 6 hrs trek 

Day 09:  Bamboo to Jhinu Dada (1760m/5770 ft): 6 hrs trek 

Day 10:  Jhinu Dada to Naya Pul to Pokhara 6 hrs trek, 1 hr drive 

Day 11: Pokhara - Kathmandu 6 hour 
Day 12: Departure from Kathmandu for next trip or to your home 


  • All airport/hotel transfers.
  • Two-night 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and Two-night 3-star hotel in Pokhara with welcome drinks and breakfast.
  • Welcome, and farewell dinner at Kathmandu.
  • Full-day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley including tour guide by private Vehicle.
  • All sightseeing entry fees in Kathmandu.
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu tourist bus tickets.
  • Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara by private car/jeep.
  • Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during trek with all meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide), and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging
  • Four seasonal sleeping bags, and a trekking map (sleeping bags are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (National Park permit, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

Not Includes

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring small denomination cash USD and two passport photographs).
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Private Car (Kathmandu-Pokhara or Pokhara-Kathmandu one way $115 extra up to 3 People).
  • Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu flight (one way $122/Person )
  • Pokhara Sightseeing.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara(and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel & Health Insurance – Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance (Most recommended)
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters
Arrival, transfer to Hotel

Day 1 : Arrival, transfer to Hotel

According to your flight details, you will be greeted by our representative at the international airport with your name and Himalayan Club Tours and Travel written on it. Then, we will assist you in transferring to the Hotel where you will be welcomed by tea/coffee. In the evening we have a welcome dinner organized by our team to get to know each other. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Kathmandu to Pokhara [823m/2,700ft]: 6 hrs drive

Day 2 : Kathmandu to Pokhara [823m/2,700ft]: 6 hrs drive

After having a packed breakfast at the hotel, we will drive to the second touristic area of Nepal “Pokhara”. It is also popularly known as a lakeside city. We will depart at around 7 am in the morning from the tourist bus park of Kathmandu. We will follow the Prithvi Highway to Pokhara. We will again drive for 6 – 7 hours with twice a lunch and tea break on the way. While driving to Pokhara we will drive by the bank of the Trishuli River and also see the amazing panorama of the river with green hills. Lastly, we will stay overnight at Pokhara
Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk (1940m/6360 ft), 1 hr drive and 5-6 hrs walk

Day 3 : Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk (1940m/6360 ft), 1 hr drive and 5-6 hrs walk

We will drive to Nayapul after having breakfast at our hotel. After having tea and preparing for the trek we will start our walk towards Ghandruk. It will be around a 5-hour walk from Nayapul. Ghandruk is a dazzling Gurung village from where we can enjoy glorious views of the Annapurna region.
Trek to Chhomrong (2,210m/7,249 ft), 5-6 hrs walk

Day 4 : Trek to Chhomrong (2,210m/7,249 ft), 5-6 hrs walk

Today after enjoying the majestic views of the Annapurna region we will continue our trek towards Chhomrong. Today's trek will lead us to a rhododendron forest through a few hills. Chhomrong is another breathtaking Gurung village where we will spend overnight.
Chhomrong to Dovan (2580m/8460ft): 6 hrs trek

Day 5 : Chhomrong to Dovan (2580m/8460ft): 6 hrs trek

After having breakfast at the lodge we will walk to Dovan village by passing Sinuwa. Sinuwa is the community village where we can spot the view of Mt. Annapurna and the popular Ghandruk village. We will walk forward to our destination following the Modi River and crossing decent Bamboo, Rhododendron, and Oak Forest. After that, we will stay at Bamboo for our lunch. After spending some rest time we will head toward Dovan which will take about one and a half hours on foot. Overtly, we will stay overnight at Dovan.
Dovan to Deurali (3230m/10,595ft): 4 hrs trek

Day 6 : Dovan to Deurali (3230m/10,595ft): 4 hrs trek

Today we will hike from 2520 m to 3200 m, so it is obvious that we will feel a bit tired. We have to hike through steep stairs including huge rocks to cross the Himalayas and Hinku Cave to reach Deurali. All in all, we will stay for lunch and stay overnight at Deurali.
Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,545ft) via Machhapuchre Base Camp (3700m/12135ft): 5 - 6 hrs trek

Day 7 : Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,545ft) via Machhapuchre Base Camp (3700m/12135ft): 5 - 6 hrs trek

Today is the most significant and memorable day of the trekking where we have to walk more the 1000m up from Deurali. We will kick off our journey to Annapurna base camp early in the morning by walking through Birch Forest. After that, we will walk to Machhapuchre Base Camp where we will enjoy our lunch with the picturesque view of Mt. Machhapuchre (Fish Tail Mountain). We will spend some hours enjoying the spectacular and panoramic view of the mountain and then walk to Annapurna Base Camp following the trial. As we will go closer to the base camp we will glimpse the stunning views of Annapurna South, Annapurna I, and so on. Concluding, we will stay overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.
Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2310m/7575ft): 6 hrs trek

Day 8 : Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2310m/7575ft): 6 hrs trek

We will roll out early in the morning to espy the sunrise view from Mt. Annapurna where we will enjoy the view with a cup of hot tea/ coffee. To make our trip more memorable and indelible we will take some enduring photos and videos. After having breakfast at the hotel, we will again start walking back to the downhill trek. Eventually, We will follow the same trial to walk back and stay overnight at Bamboo.
Bamboo to Jhinu Dada (1760m/5770 ft): 6 hrs trek

Day 9 : Bamboo to Jhinu Dada (1760m/5770 ft): 6 hrs trek

From Bamboo, we will walk straight downhill to Chhomrong where we will stay for our lunch. After that, we will walk down to Jhinu Dada following the step trial. In the afternoon, we will also have time to rejoice in the day in a hot spring near to Dangaki River. We will take a rest at Jhinu Dada for some hours and again, we will plod downhill to the Hot Spring which will take about 30 minutes walk from our lodge. All of our exhaustion and aches during the trek will be lost as we go through the hot spring and we will experience the feeling of relief and relaxation. After that, we will spend an hour at the Hot Spring and walk back to the Lodge at Jhinu Dada where we will spend overnight.
Jhinu Dada to Naya Pul to Pokhara 6 hrs trek, 1 hr drive

Day 10 : Jhinu Dada to Naya Pul to Pokhara 6 hrs trek, 1 hr drive

Today is the last day of Annapurna Base Camp trekking so we will enjoy our trip walking through the hills and step trials. After walking to Nayapul for around 6 hours, we will drive to Pokhara where we will spend overnight.
Pokhara - Kathmandu 6 hour

Day 11 : Pokhara - Kathmandu 6 hour

We will drive to Kathmandu early in the morning in a cozy tourist bus following the same Prithivi highway. While driving we will get opportunities to view the river on the left while high hills on the right side. In the evening we will have a farewell dinner with our office team leader where you can share your experience about the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. At last, we will spend night at Kathmandu.
Departure from Kathmandu for next trip or to your home

Day 12 : Departure from Kathmandu for next trip or to your home

On the last day in Nepal, our office staff will drop you at the airport 2 hours before your actual flight, with some good memories about us and unforgettable memories about trekking.

Equipment List


  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection

Lower Body: 

  • Lightweight cotton long pants/ Hiking shorts 
  • Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet :

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks 
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks 
  • Hiking boots with spare laces 
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and sandals)

Upper Body: 

  • T-shirts 
  • Fleece jacket or pullover 
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and jacket 


  •  Lightweight gloves


  • Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F 
  • Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Large plastic bags
  • for keeping items dry inside the trekking bag
  • Trekking Poles
  • Water bottles
  • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet paper, etc)

Toiletries (it’s up to your comfort label):

  • 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel 
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable) 
  • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  •  Deodorants
  •  Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror

Personal Hygiene (it’s up to your comfort label):

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes) 
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-Bacterial hand wash
  • Diamox (Drugs for altitude sickness in case)
  • Water purified pills

Extras/Luxuries (it’s up to your comfort label)

  • Binoculars (optional)
  •  Reading book
  •  Journal & Pen
  •  Pencils and small notebooks
  •  Travel games i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

Useful Information

Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature then taking this trip during winter (Dec., Jan., and Feb.) could also be an option. However, the temperature during winter could be harsh for most guests. Trekking in the Summer or Monsoon seasons (June to Aug.) will be affected by rain but the Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.