Annapurna Base Camp Trek Cost


12 Days


This trip includes

Ground transportation in Nepal

Hotels & tea-house accommodation

All meals except in Kathmandu

Guided tour & trek throughout the trip

Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and continue to Nayapul Pul, enjoying the breathtaking scenery.  
  • Spend a night in a beautiful Ghorepani village surrounded by snow-capped mountains and rhododendron forests.
  • Hike to Poon Hill to Witness gorgeous sunrise with the backdrop of western Himalayan mountains Trek through remote mountain villages and lush green forests.  
  • Come across a range of flora and fauna along the Trail.      
  • Observe the daily lifestyle, culture, and traditions of the locals.
  • Explore Annapurna Base Camp, the base of Mt. Annapurna (the tenth-highest mountain in the world).
  • Enjoy a natural hot spring in Jhinu Danda.
  • The breathtaking Himalayan mountains include the Annapurna Range, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Gangapurna, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Machhapuchhre, and many others.


Annapurna Base Camp Trek, also famous as ABC Trekking (short Annapurna Trek), is the busy trekking route in the Annapurna region. This ABC trekking package offers easy access to land transport from Kathmandu or Pokhara. The trek offers an incredible view of mountains, landscapes, and villages and a taste of the authentic Nepalese lifestyle. You can customize the trekking duration based on your available time.

Annapurna is an adventurous venture in the Himalayas, precisely in the mid-western Himalayan mountains. This trek is well-known for its exceptional landscapes, phenomenal views of snow-capped mountains, rich biodiversity, and vibrant cultural heritage. The trail moves along dense forests and beautiful remote mountain villages. One of the main highlights of Annapurna Base Camp is the lap of the world’s tenth-highest mountain.

Annapurna Base Camp Short Info

Annapurna Base camp goes through the Annapurna Conservative Area, home to numerous bird species and wildlife. If you are lucky, you might see rare birds and animals on the way. Moreover, the  Base Camp Trek in Nepal is a paradise for biologists. Witnessing surreal landscapes, you will gradually ascend to the base camp.

Throughout the trek, you get accompanied by giant mountains like Annapurna Range (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), Khangsar Kang (7,399 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Mt. Fishtail (6,993 m), and so on.

While passing the villages, you can see the locals’ daily lifestyle, culture, and practices. Annapurna region is resided by people from several communities like Gurung, Magar, etc. These communities have distinct values, norms, languages, and traditions. You will visit old monasteries, temples, and stupas on the route.

Ghorepani is one of the Annapurna region’s most famous and beautiful villages. Spending a night here, you hike to Poon Hill, a renowned viewpoint, to see gorgeous sunrise and scenery. While returning, you will come across natural hot springs at Jhinu Danda, where you can spend time relaxing your sore muscles.

As trekkers love Annapurna Base Camp 11 Days – 12 Days Trek throughout the globe, the trail gets crowded during peak season. Still, you will get ample time to unwind your mind and enjoy the soothing Himalayan environment. Read below to learn more about this once-in-a-lifetime journey. You can also contact us anytime if you have any queries related to the trek.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Cost

Before you begin your journey on the Annapurna Base Camp adventure, it is essential to have a broad understanding of the cost of the Annapurna Base Camp trek. It can cost approximately from $650 per person to $765 per person.

Let’s explore the components contributing to the Annapurna base camp trek cost, including international flights, permits, accommodation, meals, guide and porter fees, etc. Generally, the Annapurna basecamp trek cost depends on the following factors:

Costs for accommodations and Meals in Kathmandu.

The journey generally begins in the city of Kathmandu. So, on the first day you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, you’ll stay in Kathmandu and have accommodation there. Accommodation costs depend on where you are staying, either in an expensive hotel or in a budget hotel. A good range of hotels will fit your budget; you can choose from the most expensive hotels to mid-range and budget hotels in Kathmandu.

Regarding meals, there would be a wide variety of food and beverages as Kathmandu is the top tourist destination and the capital city of Nepal. Kathmandu will serve local as well as international cuisines. The food expenses depend on whether you’ll have local or international food. But you definitely must try the local food, i.e., Dal Bhatt and death.

Guide and Porter Charge

Hiring a guide will cost you $30 daily, but the price can vary depending on the trekking area. A knowledgeable guide will enhance your experience, handle advanced booking and logistics, provide trek information, and make your trip more enjoyable. This is a great option for a well-rounded and enjoyable trekking experience.

Generally, the porter will charge you $25 daily, but the price can vary depending on the trekking area. A porter can carry up to 30 kg of gear, allowing for easier trekking at higher altitudes. Hiring a porter will help to support the local economy and help the porter sustain their life.

Annapurna Trekking Permit cost

Regarding the permit cost, you will need two permits for Annapurna Trekking: the Annapurna Conservation Area Project permit and the TIMS (Tourist Information Management System Card).

TIMS is mandatory for trekking in Nepal. It is valid for one-time use only within the trekking region. However, you can use the same TIMS permit for multiple regions or when joining two or more regions. TIMS maintains records of trekkers and ensures their safety.  It cost NPR 2000 per person.

The Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) is a must-have permit for anyone exploring the breathtaking Annapurna region of Nepal. This permit is valid for the entire Annapurna region, regardless of the duration of your stay. With a single ACAP permit, you can explore any part of the Annapurna region without making extra payments. It cost NPR 3000 per person.

Note: Both of these permits are valid for single entry only. You cannot get any refund or transfer to other people.

But remember that you cannot get these permit cards without the following documents:

  • 2 passport-sized photos
  • A copy of your passport
  • Travel Insurance paper
  • Entry and Exit points
  • Itinerary/Route
  • Emergency contact information
  • Dates of your trek

Transportation Cost

Your journey starts when you land at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Your international airfare will depend on which country you are flying to Nepal from. Besides your international airfare, your cost depends on your chosen transportation.

There are two means of transportation: air and road. Traveling from Kathmandu to Pokhara by flight will cost between $180 and $248, but traveling by road will cost less.

By road, you’ll find different buses, including the local bus, which costs the least. You can also take a tourist bus, which is a bit more expensive than the local bus. For more comfort, you can take a luxury tourist bus or a jeep, which is comparatively expensive but not as expensive as a flight.

Other Expenses

  • Wi-Fi: USD 4.30 per day or device
  • Hot showers: USD 2.50-6.00
  • Black tea: USD 0.45-1.50
  • Milk tea: USD 0.70-2.00
  • Hot choclate USD 1.30-3.00
  • Coffee cup: USD 0.85-2.55

Annapurna Trek Agency

Choosing a trustworthy and reliable trekking agency is crucial for the best trek experience. Every company has its vision and values. Go through the Annapurna Trek Company about us page and learn as much as you can about them before booking any trip.

The team of My Everest Trip consists of professional trekkers and climbers who run all sorts of adventurous journeys in the Himalayas. We are transparent and clear regarding our values and management. Our main goal is to provide our guests with the best and safest experience while running sustainable trips.

We also pay equal attention to our team members (office team, guide, porter, and business partners) and ensure they grow with us. Similarly, we contribute immensely to supporting the locals of the remote mountain region.

Annapurna Trek Map with Guide

We provide an online Annapurna Trek map that follows our ABC Trek itinerary. We also offer a map for a tailor-made ABC Trek if you have opted for it. The map shows the trail flow, highlighted views, and villages for the night stop. 

You can also get a hard copy of this map to carry along the trek. We highly suggest you review the map before joining it to get an overview of the trail and ask your queries with your guide (if you get any).

Best Time to Trek to Annapurna Base Camp

Spring and autumn are the best times to venture to ABC Base Camp Trek. These two are the peak seasons for exploring the Annapurna region. The weather is usually stable during this time of the year, essential for a successful trek. Likewise, the climate is mostly moderate, and the views are phenomenal. The vegetation is also at its peak, and you will become part of vibrant festivals.

Spring Season

In Nepal, spring includes months from March to May. During these two months, hundreds of trekkers trekked around the Annapurna region, including the Annapurna Base Camp trek. The mild climate and freshly covered snowy mountains make the journey exceptional.

The days are warm, with chilly mornings and nights. The lower region is more generous than the upper region. The average temperature during the Annapurna trek in April ranges from around ten °C to 0 °C. Especially in April, the route is covered with colorful rhododendrons, lush green vegetation, and other flora.

Autumn Season

September, October, and November are the months that fall under autumn in Nepal. This is the second-best time in the year to traverse ABC. Just after the end of the monsoon, the trail is filled with a fresh, earthy smell, which makes the journey soothing. Even though you will be trekking along with many other trekkers, the trip will be gentle, with many opportunities to unwind and relax.

Crisp sun over your head, mild wind, and low precipitation create a beautiful trek scenario. The views are incredible. The average temperature ranges around 20 °C in the daytime and five °C at night. The best part of trekking in autumn is witnessing and becoming part of the biggest festivals like Dashain, Tihar, Chhat, etc.

Summer/Monsoon Season

July to August includes both summer and monsoon in Nepal. Even though summer is the best season to trek in the Himalayas, the monsoon ruins the journey with heavy rainfall and unclear views.

Traveling in these months requires careful planning, yet a successful trek is not guaranteed. These are our least favorite months on the Base Camp trek. The trail also gets slippery and full of bugs, with temperatures between 5 °C and 23 °C.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Day 01

Drive/ Flight to Pokhara.O/N at Hotel. 

Day 02

Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedunga [1,560m/5,116ft] for 5 to 6 hours. O/N at Tea House.

Day 03

Tikhedunga to Ghorepani [2,860m/9,380ft] 7 to 8 hours. O/N at Tea House

Day 04

Ghorepani to Tadapani [2,630m/8,626ft] 7 to 8 hours. O/N at Tea House.

Day 05

Tadapani to Chhomrong [2,170m/7,176ft) 6 to 7 hours. O/N at Tea House.

Day 06

Chhomrong to Himalaya [2,902m/9,577ft] 6 to 7 hours. O/N at Tea House.

Day 07

Himalaya to Annapurna Base camp [4,130m/13,546ft] 6 to 7 hours. O/N at Tea House

Day 08

Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo [2,310m/7,576ft) 7 to 8 hours. O/N at Tea House.

Day 09

Bamboo to Jhinu Danda [5838 ft, 1780m] 7 to 8 hours. O/N at Tea House.

Day 10

Jhinu Danda to Pothana [6199 ft, 1890m] 7 to 8 hours. O/N at Tea House

Day 11

Pothana to Pokhara [2690 ft, 1400m] 3 hours .O/N  at Hotel.

Day 12

Drive/Flight to Kathmandu .O/N at  Hotel.


Day 01

Drive/ Flight to Pokhara.O/N at Hotel. 

Today you have a choice of travel. You can take the scenic route or drive to Pokhara (6-7 hours) through the terraced rice fields, taking in the Trishuli and Marsayangdi Rivers and lush green hills. Or you can take a quick 20-minute flight. The famous Phewa Lake shall greet you, and you can spend the day relaxing by the lakeside. O/N at a hotel.

Day 02

Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedunga [1,560m/5,116ft] for 5 to 6 hours. O/N at Tea House.

From Pokhara, we will drive for 1.5 hours to Nayapul. Once there, we will trek through Birethanti and Ramghai, along the bank of Burundi Khola, to Tikhedunga. This lovely, easy warm-up trek will be popular with nature lovers and bird enthusiasts.

Day 03

Tikhedunga to Ghorepani [2,860m/9,380ft] 7 to 8 hours. O/N at Tea House

After a walk up the stone steps that lead to Ulleri, we will take a break at Banthanti. Then, we will trek for 6-7 hours through beautiful oak and rhododendron-filled forests until we reach Ghorepani. O/N in the lodge.

Day 04

Ghorepani to Tadapani [2,630m/8,626ft] 7 to 8 hours. O/N at Tea House.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
Poon Hill Trek

We will take an early morning walk to Poonhill to watch the stunning sunrise and witness the panoramic view of the mountains in the Annapurna Range, including Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Annapurna (8091m), and Mt. Machhapuchhre (6993m). After a break back at the lodge, we will trek through a rhododendron forest trail to Tadapani. O/N in the club.

Annapurna 1,  Annapurna South,  Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhare, Nilgiri, and many more mountains you can see from poon hill with sunrise Views.

Day 05

Tadapani to Chhomrong [2,170m/7,176ft) 6 to 7 hours. O/N at Tea House.

The day begins with a sharp descent through lush rhododendron forests. Exiting Tadapani, we wind our way down through the dense foliage until we arrive at Gurjung, a charming village inhabited by the Gurung people. Transitioning from the forested terrain, the path gradually becomes gentler as we make our way to Chomrong at an elevation of 2,140 meters (7,021 feet).

Day 06

Chhomrong to Himalaya [2,902m/9,577ft] 6 to 7 hours. O/N at Tea House.

On day 6, we trek down stone stairs, cross Chhomrong Khola, and climb up to Sinuwa – a nice, leisurely walk through forests adorned with orchids and ferns. Then we descend more stairs to Bamboo and then onto Dovan before finally approaching the great Himalayas. O/N in the lodge.

Day 07

Himalaya to Annapurna Base camp [4,130m/13,546ft] 6 to 7 hours. O/N at Tea House

Begin the day by ascending to Deurali. Climb the ancient stone stairs leading to the scenic White Mountains, Machhapuchhre Base Camp, and Annapurna Base Camp. Here you will see a 360-degree mountain view, including the giant Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), and several other magnificent peaks. O/N in the lodge.

Day 08

Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo [2,310m/7,576ft) 7 to 8 hours. O/N at Tea House.

Start by trekking down to Machhapuchhre Base Camp, where you can enjoy more stunning views of the mountains in the Annapurna Range, including Machhapuchhre (6993m), Lamjung Himal (6983m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna II (7937m), and Annapurna III (7555m). Then trace through Deurali and Himalaya back to Bamboo. O/N in the lodge.

Day 09

Bamboo to Jhinu Danda [5838 ft, 1780m] 7 to 8 hours. O/N at Tea House.

This is an exciting start to the day. We ascend through a wild jungle to Sinuwa, head down to Chhomrong Khola, and climb more stairs to Upper Chhomrong. Then, we go down to Jhinu Danda, where you can relax in the natural hot springs. O/N in the lodge

Day 10

Jhinu Danda to Pothana [6199 ft, 1890m] 7 to 8 hours. O/N at Tea House

Begin the day by crossing the suspension bridge over the Modi River to reach Landruk. Then, walk through the magnificent Oak Forest to Tolkha and finish the day with a 3-hour walk to Pothana. O/N in the lodge.

Day 11

Pothana to Pokhara [2690 ft, 1400m] 3 hours .O/N  at Hotel.

It begins with a challenging trek through varied terrain to Dhampus. Once in Dhampus, you will walk past crop fields and traditional houses to reach Phedi. From here, you can rest as we drive back to Pokhara, where you can enjoy the evening in one of the country’s most relaxing spots—including Accommodation, Breakfast, and Lunch.

Day 12

Drive/Flight to Kathmandu .O/N at  Hotel.

Whether you drive or fly back to Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel and can enjoy the last day of your trip to the heart of the capital.

“Come as a guest go as a friend “

What To Expect?

What's included

  • Two nights hotel in Pokhara  with Bed and Breakfast plan
  • Meals on the entire board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the whole trekking
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu By tourist bus or up to your request
  • Trekking map
  • An experienced Government license holder guide
  • Insurance, salary, equipment, transportation, local tax for guide.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits
  • Travel and rescue arrangement
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System)
  • All government taxes and tourist service charges

What's not included

  • Meals in Kathmandu before and after trekking
  • Your travel insurance ( Rescue )
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver
  • Drinks (hot, cold, and alcoholic)
  • Trekking porter/Sherpa who will carry your bags during the trekking.
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc
  • Personal trekking equipment

Offering Group Discounts!

No. of Tourists Price Per Person in USD
1 Paxes $850
2 - 5 Paxes $725


I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends Nepal is an incredible country with many different layers and attractions. It’s no wonder this country that’s tucked away in the mountains attracts so many different kinds of people: hippies in hemp clothing with dreadlocks and ukuleles strapped to their hips, old retirees looking for adventure in their moonlight years, adrenaline junkies looking to challenge their selves and conquer some of the world’s most enticing and deadly peaks. Regardless of what sort of person you are when you arrive here, this place will change you! I’ve heard it being said that you do not go to Nepal for a vacation; you go for an adventure. Any adventurer will tell you that if you’re setting out on an experience that’s going to be physically demanding and where you’ll know it will be pushing you to limits you hadn’t come close to yet, it’s essential to have a plan and understand what you’re getting involved with. That, my dear reader, is where my good friend comes to your rescue. Puru is a guide who I met during my first Nepal trek as we climbed up to Poon Hill and then up to Annapurna Base Camp. He was guiding a middle-aged Chinese woman, and our group of three finished our first day off at their heels, talking about the trek and our hopes for the weather. As the girls, he was very kind and patient with us from the beginning, and I asked him various questions about what we were getting ourselves into. Throughout the next week, our two groups were always around each other. Sometimes we stayed in the same lodges in the same towns; other days, we would catch each other on the trails and stop for water breaks. This was all very friendly and kind; Puru was highly knowledgeable about the mountains and willing to help us with whatever questions we had (while still having the self-confidence to laugh if we were asking stupid,  redundant questions and would tell us so). It wasn’t until the end of our trek that I realized what a fantastic man Puru is, what sets him aside from the several other guides I had already met. When we were all at the top of Annapurna Base Camp, we were caught in a heavy snowstorm with a mean wind. There was a group of us close to 10 people at the top, and we were all outside laughing and screaming into the wind that threatened our descent. I wrote about this situation in one of my previous blogs. Still, essentially Puru had taken me aside and, knowing that I was familiar with copious amounts of snow and being in the mountains, told me that it was up to the two of us to get the rest of the group down safely. The snowstorm had erased the trail we had used the day before, so we would have to create our new path down the mountain through the avalanche zone. Puru fearlessly leads the way through uncharted territory with enough confidence to make the entire group, including myself, feel just as confident as he. One of our group slipped from the edge of our path and began falling, but  Puru instantly jumped from the ledge and caught her from falling too far down the mountain face, me hot on his heels. We weren’t even part of his group, just a crew of tourists he had taken under his wing to ensure that we would enjoy our time and make it through safely. I contacted Puru once we got back to Kathmandu and asked him for advice on planning my hike up to Everest Base Camp. With a great smile and a cup of tea, he welcomed me into his office in the heart of Kathmandu and helped me plan everything I needed for this next adventure of mine. Puru and his team have trekked through all of the areas in Nepal and are apparent experts. He helped me customize my itinerary and helped arrange everything from the flights to what sort of clothing and snacks we should bring. As if that wasn’t enough, after we had booked flights, he could change our flight dates multiple times for us – free of charge. He even arranged for my friend and me to take a helicopter up into the mountains without additional cost – a scarce thing, I’m told! Puru was not just a man looking to expand his business but genuinely wanted to help you have the best time possible in his beautiful country. His company can help arrange any treks you are interested in doing. He is an excellent guide who can take the fittest of the fit and the frailest up these mountains. But most importantly, he is a great human with a kind heart. Over the few weeks that Puru and I came to know each other, I’m honoured to be able to call him a brother. If you ever go to Nepal and are yearning for adventure, look no further than Puru at My Everest Trip for all the help you could ever need. Check out his website for information on how to get a hold of him and what services he provides to his family.

Spencer Giese

Best trip in Nepal. Puru is the best guide you could wish for. I went to Nepal alone for a trekking trip and to Anapurna with Puru. I was a little scared about the trip, but when I knew Puru everything relaxed. The best trekking with the best guide. It is recommended!


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How much is the average cost of trekking at Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a 12-13-day adventure that takes you through some of Nepal’s most breathtaking landscapes. It costs between USD 800 and USD 1,200 per person. It includes all the necessary permits, accommodation, meals, ground transportation, porters, guides, and a one-way flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, depending on your preference.

How long is the ABC Trek?

The ABC Trek is 110 km long and lasts 11 to 14 days. It includes an arrival day in Kathmandu, two days for Pokhara, and the rest for the trekking days. You can add the Poon Hill trek to the Annapurna Base Camp Trek to add more distance and duration to the essential trek as well.

Is the Annapurna Basecamp trek without a guide possible?

Annapurna BaseCamp Trek without a guide is possible since it is one of the accessible trekking destinations. However, according to the new regulations of the Nepalese government, starting on April 1st, 2023, trekkers can’t go to any trekking destination without hiring at least one guide.

Is ABC Trek safe?

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is relatively safer than other remote treks in Nepal. Furthermore, you can make the ABC trek a lot safer by hiding guides and porters and planning proper itineraries before your trek. Booking your accommodation early is safer if you plan to trek in peak seasons like Spring or Autumn.

Where is Annapurna Base Camp located?

The Annapurna Base Camp is within the Annapurna Conservation Area in northwestern Nepal, the country’s largest protected area. Situated at 4130 meters, the base camp rests at the foot of Annapurna I, the world’s tenth-highest mountain.

Do you need crampons for Annapurna Basecamp?

No, you don’t need crampons for the Annapurna Basecamp Trek. However, carrying a good pair of hiking boots, trekking poles, and ropes is wise, especially if you are trekking in the off-season.

What is the best time to trek to ABC?

The best times to trek ABC treks are Spring (March, April, May, June) and Autumn (end of September, October, November). In Spring, you can enjoy clear skies, comfortable temperatures, and blooming rhododendrons. The weather stays stable during Autumn, with clear views and pleasant temperatures.

What is the starting place of the Annapurna Camp Trek?

You can start the Annapurna Camp Trek by driving from Pokhara to Nayapul or taking a local bus. It takes 1.5 to 2 hours to reach Nayapul by car and about 2.5 to 3 hours by bus. Before reaching Nayapul, you must reach Pokhara, which will take about 7 hours by bus and 5 hours via private car or jeep.

Do you need help to climb Annapurna Base Camp?

Annapurna Base Camp is relatively easy to climb, but certain factors increase the difficulty. For example, the altitude is relatively high, so the risk of altitude sickness is high. Furthermore, you must cover at least 10 to 15 km daily, creating difficulty, especially if you are not physically trained.

Is Mount Everest visible from Annapurna Base Camp?

No, we can’t see Mount Everest from Annapurna Base Camp. Mount Everest lies in the Khumbu region, an entirely different area and part of Nepal. In contrast, Annapurna Base Camp is in the Annapurna region.

Can you sleep at Annapurna Base Camp?

Yes, you can sleep at Annapurna Base Camp in teahouses or lodges. These rooms have twin beds and warm and cozy bed sheets, pillows, and mattresses. During the Autumn season, trekkers often sleep in tents in the vast grasslands while stargazing and camping around the tent.

Do you need a porter for ABC Trek?

Unlike guides, porters are not compulsory to hire during the ABC trek; however, it is wise to do so. Porters can make your trek more accessible and less stressful by carrying heavy bags. One porter can carry up to 20 kg of your loads, which is a huge blessing, especially during steep climbs.

What permits make you eligible for the Annapurna BaseCamp Trek?

Before starting the ABC Trek, remember to get permits, like a TIMS Card and an Annapurna Conservation Area Project Entry Permit. You can get these permits from a trekking agency registered with the government in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

What is the shortest trek to ABC?

The shortest trek to ABC is generally five days. This trek is mainly curated for trekkers looking for a budgeted trek and those who can’t spare many days for the adventure of the Annapurna region. However, you must be physically fit to complete the short Trek successfully.

Can beginners do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

The Annapurna Base Camp trek is ideal for beginners. The trails offer moderate challenges, and individuals with good physical fitness are welcome to participate. However, it is essential for trekkers to be adequately prepared physically and mentally and to have a well-organized itinerary.

Additional Information

Below is the list of things you will need during the trek. We also offer a printable checklist for the Annapurna Trek Packing list while traveling with us.

What to pack for ABC Trek?


  • Sun cap / Woolen hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Neck warmer / Neck gaiter
  • Headscarf
  • Balaclava


  • Waterproof jacket
  • Lightweight thermal tops
  • Fleece Pullover or Jacket
  • Long/Short Polypropylene Sleeve Shirt
  • Down jacket
  • Soft jacket


  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves


  • Trekking boots
  • Cotton socks
  • Hiking socks
  • Running shoes

Trekking Equipment and Gears

  • Trekking backpack
  • Trekking poles
  • Head torch with extra batteries
  • Water bottle
  • Sleeping bag
  • Water purification


  • Drying towel
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Toilet paper
  • Biodegradable bar soap
  • Nail clippers

Extra items

  • Travel documents
  • First aid kits

Annapurna Base Camp Trek 11 Days

The Annapurna trek begins with your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. The next day, you will take a fantastic drive to Pokhara. Spending a night here, you drive to the starting point of the trek, Nayapul, and continue trekking along the bank of Burundi Khola to reach Tikhedhunga. The trail ascends to the beautiful Ghorepani village via Ulleri and Banthanti.

Before leaving Ghorepani village, you hike to Poon Hill to witness the breathtaking sunrise. Later, drop down to Tadapani, trekking through forests of rhododendrons. From Tadapani, the trail descends steeply to Kim Rung Khola and crosses a suspension bridge; you climb to Chhomrong. Further, you walk through fine villages like Bamboo, Dovan, the Himalayas, and Deurali to reach Annapurna Base Camp.

After spending some time at the ABC, you follow the same path and descend to Jhinu Danda via Deurali. Jhinu Danda is famous for its natural hot spring. Enjoy the hot spring before leaving for Pothana, from where you drop down to Phedi and drive back to Pokhara.

Annapurna Trek offers many hiking options, such as the 7-day Annapurna base camp trek and the 5-day Annapurna base camp trek.

Difficulty of the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Annapurna Base Camp’s difficulty is “moderate,” according to Nepalese trekking experts. This means it indeed demands good Physical fitness. However, it doesn’t need any training in mountain climbing. Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is a popular trek. Therefore, the trail is full of trekkers from all around the world. To be more precise, the route is rocky and steep at some points.

If you are trekking in the winter season, the trail can get quite challenging because of the snow, but on the other hand, the trail will be less crowded. If you are an experienced trekker, then Annapurna Trek will not be too difficult for you.

During the trek, you will traverse a remote region of Nepal, where the essential infrastructure is also underdeveloped. Likewise, the available services are crucial, and as you approach the Annapurna Base Camp, the region will become more secluded.

Adjusting to surroundings like this can be difficult for some trekkers. However, with us, you will get full support, the best possible facilities, and a friendly guide to make the journey pleasant. The difficulty of the Annapurna trek can be due to its distance, altitude, and remoteness.

Annapurna trek distance

The ABC Trek distance from Nayapul to base camp and back is 110 km. This 110-kilometer will be covered in 9 trekking days, i.e., you will cover about 15 km daily. This means one needs to walk for 6 to 7 hours. Covering such a distance daily in a complex mountain landscape demands a few months of cardio exercises and good strength.

If you are looking for a short and easy trek in Nepal, go for the Royal trek in Pokhara.

Annapurna Base Camp height

The altitude of the Difficulty of Base Camp Trek is the hardest part. The Annapurna summit is 8091 m above sea level, making it the 1st tallest mountain in the world. The Annapurna base camp size is 4130 M. At this altitude, the chances of altitude sickness are higher.

Your body might show symptoms of body aches, headache, vomiting, and shortness of breath. Even then, the height of Annapurna Base Camp is relatively lower than the famous Everest Base Camp Trek, making it easier than the trek on Everest.

Annapurna Trek Remoteness

Despite being a remote trek route in Nepal, there are pretty good tea houses and hotels on the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek route. These hotels provide comfortable rooms, good food, Wi-Fi, a hot shower, and many other facilities. So, as long as you carry everything you need, like clothes and personal care items, the remoteness of the Annapurna trek will not be a big problem.

What is the altitude of the Anapurna Sanctuary trek?

The ABC Trek begins from Nayapul, situated at 2,070 meters, and gradually takes you to Annapurna Base Camp, located at 4,130 meters. This is the highest point on Annapurna Sanctuary Trek 11 Day. Likewise, during the trek, you ascend to a famous viewpoint called Poon Hill at 3,210 meters.

The Anapurna Sanctuary trek gains moderate altitude compared to other famous treks like the Annapurna Circuit Trek or Everest Base Camp Trek. Still, the chances of altitude sickness are always high if the itinerary is not planned correctly. Altitude sickness, or Acute Mountain Sickness, happens because of a sudden drastic change in altitude. And, if not treated effectively on time, it can be life-threatening.

We have designed our Base Camp trek itinerary, maintaining the altitude gap from one place to another and adding great rest days. Headache, dizziness, loss of appetite, shortness of breath, and insomnia are the symptoms of altitude sickness. If you feel like you are suffering from these symptoms, drop down to a lower altitude as soon as possible and take a few rest days before deciding to continue the journey or return.

Altitude Sickness During Annapurna Trek

When the body cannot adjust to the low oxygen and atmospheric pressure in high-altitude mountains, you might become sick and experience altitude sickness. Also known as acute mountain sickness, this condition can impact numerous trekkers and mountaineers.

At an altitude of 3,000 meters, the oxygen level begins to decline. You should know the potential effects of altitude sickness. Common symptoms of altitude sickness are headaches, fatigue, Nausea, shortness of breath, dizziness, inability to sleep, and loss of appetite. Some of the  remedies for altitude sickness are:

  • You should limit how fast you ascend.
  • You should sleep at a lower altitude if possible.
  • You should take rest days to acclimate.
  • Medications like acetazolamide or nifedipine can prevent and treat altitude sickness.

Annapurna Trek Accommodation

In Kathmandu and Pokhara, we will book a three-star or standard tourist hotel (per your budget). You will stay overnight in the lodge during our 14-day Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. We will book you the best possible accommodations along the way. Even the best lodge offers basic service; as the elevation increases, the service gets limited.

You can choose a twin-sharing room or a single room at your convenience. Single rooms are a little more expensive than shared rooms. The washroom can be either private or shared. The rooms are generally small with few pieces of furniture, good enough for a night’s stay.

Annapurna Circuit Trek vs. ABC Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek and Base Camp Trek are the two most popular treks in the Annapurna Region, with their merit and demerits.

Annapurna Circuit Trek ABC Trek
The Annapurna circuit trek includes the trek to high passes; it’s more complicated and demanding than the Annapurna Trek. The Annapurna Base Camp trek is less complicated and demanding than the Annapurna circuit trek.
The Annapurna circuit trek is a 14-day trek from the Lamjung district at the Syange point. The Annapurna Base Camp trek is 14 days from a place in Pokhara called Nayapul.
The Annapurna circuit trek is slightly expensive. It costs $ 800 to $1000 The ABC Trek costs $800 to $1000.
The Circuit Trek doesn’t take you to the base camp. Its circumference is around the mountain, exploring places like Manang and Mustang, a heavenly village.  The Annapurna base camp takes you right to the foot of the Himalayas, giving closer views of the Himalayas range.

Preparation for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

To book the Annapurna Base Camp trek in 2024, please contact us and complete a form with your information. We’ll email you to confirm your trip and assist you with trek preparation. If you make a partial payment, clear the remaining balance before the journey begins. You can modify the schedule to meet your specific needs and budget.

After booking, get travel insurance and look into the Nepali visa. Ensure your passport is valid for at least six months and secure a visa from Nepal’s Embassy or Consulate Office in your country. You have to keep copies of your travel insurance, passport, and a photo with you. We’ll manage the permits for you.

You should have at least four weeks of physical and mental training before starting the Annapurna Base Camp trek. Although the ABC trek is not difficult, it may be difficult for people who are not physically active. Regular walking, exercise, and mindfulness are crucial for mental preparation.

Speak with a physician about common illnesses and tell your travel companion about allergies or past medical conditions. It is your responsibility to arrange your flight and be in Kathmandu at least one day before the start of the trek.

Why US

MyEverestTrip is a Nepalese Travel and Trekking Agency based in Kathmandu. We have been operating in different trekking regions for over a decade, traveling with hundreds of travelers worldwide.

With the pure intention to bring trekkers to Nepal’s safety and comfort, we have an entire team of travel planners, guides, and porters. We also have connections to hotels and restaurant lines all over Nepal to ensure that our trekkers get the best possible facilities.

So, here is the reason why you should travel with MyEverestTrip.

Customize Your Itinerary:

We have designed a well-planned Itinerary for all travel destinations around Nepal. However, this Itinerary is customizable as per the needs and requests of our trekkers. Just let us know when and how long you are staying so we can arrange the rest.

Our Expert Guide:

Although all travel agencies claim to have a good guide, many are not informed about the place you are traveling to. However, MyEverestTrip has its licensed guide in Nepal. They have been working in this field for over three decades, collecting all the information about the place/ culture and learning to keep the travelers safe. Also, our guide is good at the English language. We can even hire a guide who can speak Chinese and other European languages for trekking in Nepal upon special request.

Fair and reasonable Cost:

MyEverestTrip has been known for its very economic trek packages in Nepal. You can compare the price we offer with any other travel agency in Nepal and only book with us if you are satisfied with our cost. We try to include all needed expenses during the tour so that you will not be overwhelmed with hidden expenses after the packages are booked.

Your safety is our priority:

Obviously, the safety of our trekkers and team is the utmost priority of MyEverestTrip. Our guide and porters who shall accompany you for the trip will have their insurance. We also encourage Travel insurance for our trekkers. Our treks and trips have been so designed that you only walk an appropriate distance. In any case of emergency, you will always have our back.

Responsible and Eco-Friendly

MyEverestTrip operates with the belief in responsible tourism. This includes

  • We are transparent about the services covered on the trip. There shall be no hidden cost (informed in advance if there’s any)
  • We cover all the places promised before the trek (the trend of skipping places once you book the package has to be discouraged).
  • All our guides and porters are above 18yrs. We highly discourage child labor in the tourism industry
  • We do not leave any wastage behind on the trekking routes. We either dispose of the waste appropriately or carry it back with us and send it to the municipality
  • We do not engage in any activities that affect the people in the trek places of Nepal where we stay.


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