Annapurna Base Camp Trek – Sixteen Days


This trek takes you to the Annapurna Sanctuary, aptly called The Hall of the Mountain God. A sacred valley ringed by enormous peaks, the Annapurna Sanctuary is a hidden glacial hollow that shimmers like a jewel in the mountain. Wherever you stand in this hidden Alpine theatre, you see tall peaks, and the 360-degree views are breathtaking.


  • Trek Distance: Approx. 120 km approx
  • Maximum altitude: 4080m( Annapurna Base Camp).
  • Fly in, fly out, Pokhara.

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

    Once you arrive in Kathmandu, our representative will greet you. From the Airport to Hotel transfer, we will brief you about your activities while you stay in Kathmandu. You must carry some documents we will collect.

    • Travel and Medical Insurance (photocopy)
    • Three passport-size photos
    • Photocopy of your passport.

    Meals Included: Welcome Dinner.

  • Day 2: Kathmandu City tour and Trek briefing

    After breakfast, you will spend your time today on a city tour in Kathmandu. Places you will visit today are:

    • Pashupatinath temple: One of the most sacred Hindu temples in Nepal. The temple of lord Shiva.
    • Budanilkantha temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple’s main statue of Budhanilkantha is the largest stone carving in Nepal.
    • Gujeshwari temple is an important pilgrimage destination for Hindus and Buddhists. Recognised as a Shakti (power) Peetha, it is considered a symbol of power. The temple portrays the female side of the divine.
    • Boudhanath Stupa is the largest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet. It is the centre of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu and rich in Buddhist symbolism. The stupa is located in Boudha, on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu.

    After sightseeing, return to your hotel, and your Group leader will give you the final trek briefing and issue you ‘trek pack’ consisting of a duffle bag, down jacket/or fleece sweater, sleeping bag, inner liner for your sleeping bag and rain poncho. Your afternoon is free to pack and purchase your last-minute items for your trek.

    Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch.

  • Day 3: Fly to Pokhara and trek to Australian Camp (1700M)

    We depart from the hotel early in the morning. We will transfer the team to the domestic terminal at Kathmandu airport. From here, you fly to Pokhara, a spectacular flight flying west parallel to the mountain range with a flight time of about 30 minutes. After arrival at Pokhara, we will have a short break for our breakfast. After a quick breakfast, we will start our journey by road (by our private bus) to the starting point of the trek at Kande. We should reach Kande in the early afternoon. Our first day is short, but the climb is steep through the forest. We should take two hours to reach our first night camp at the Australian camp. Here we enjoy grandeur views of the great peaks of Annapurna 2, Annapurna 3, Annapurna 4 and Mount Machhapuchhare.

    Enjoy the afternoon strolling in the beautiful Nepali Village areas, which will help you acclimate.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

  • Day 4: Trek to Landruk (1751 M)

    After breakfast, today’s trek begins with a steady ascent on a well-defined path to the village of Pothana and then through a forest up to Bhichok Deorali (2100m). From here, we see beautiful views of the Annapurnas and a bird’s eye view of Pokhara. We then descend through the forest to the tiny mountain village, Tolka. We stop here for a tea break. To the north, there are again superb views of the Annapurna mountains. The trail curves around the valley and descends gently to Landruk. It is a fairly big village, and since we reach Landruk early, we can utilise the rest of the day exploring the village. The overall trek time is five to six hours.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

  • Day 5: Trek to Chomrong (2051 M)

    After an early breakfast, get ready for a long seven hours of trekking.

    An early morning start takes us to Himal Pani. The trail is easy, with no climbing. We cross a bridge here and climb on a steady uphill. The uphill walk will continue for about an hour and reach Jhinu by lunchtime.

    After lunch, the trail to Chomrong begins with climbing a long, lengthy stone staircase. Journey continues through the forest and terraced fields to reach the tea houses at Taglung, where we take a short break. From here, it is only a short walk to Chomrong.

    On reaching Chomrong, we will rest, and our cook will serve you hot tea or coffee as per your desire. Spend the evening with the team chit-chatting, knowing each other, or just taking a rest.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

  • Day 6: Trek to Dovan (2400 M)

    Five to six hours of the trek today.

    The trek starts with the trail dropping steeply to the Chhomrung Khola river. We will cross a suspension bridge at 1,900m and climb steeply back uphill on stairs to Sinewa at 2,340m, where we will stop for a cup of tea. The trail climbs again up to Khuldighar. We will continue on gradually mixed trails and steep steps up and down to Bamboo 2,300m. We leave the forest and then continue steeply downhill to the village of Dovan 2,505m, where we stay overnight at a lodge. On arrival to Dovan, refresh yourself with high tea or coffee.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

  • Day 7: Trek to Deurali (2700 M)

    In total, we will spend three to four hours trekking today.

    We climb a steady uphill through the forest, head above the tree line, and into a wild and glaciated valley. The trail emerges from the forest just before Hinku Cave (3100m), a huge overhanging boulder. Interestingly Hinku Cave is a large rock which settled on the side of the steep mountain wall and right at the side of the trail, providing some cool resting time to ABC trekkers and regular sheepherders and their sheep and goats.

    Beyond the Hinku Cave, we descend to cross avalanche debris from a huge waterfall that once swept down from a hanging valley above our trail before entering a maze of large boulders, and we reach Deorali (3250m). It is a short day, and we reach our camp by lunchtime. We can utilise the afternoon to go on a short hike for acclimatisation.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

  • Day 8: Machapuchare Base Camp (3900M)

    In total, 3 hours trekking today.

    Today the trail becomes less steep. We will cross another debris avalanche and reach an open meadow to the Annapurna Sanctuary’s gateway. In about 2 hours, we reach Machhapuchhare Base Camp, arriving in time for lunch. The afternoon is free to enjoy the scenery of the surrounding mountains. Drink enough water to acclimate better as you are now at a 3900m high altitude. On-time, hot tea and coffee will be served.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

  • Day 9: Annapurna Base Camp (4180M)

    Today is the final destination and 3 hours of trekking.

    After breakfast, we start our day. We follow the trail ascending to Annapurna Base Camp (4095m). It should take less than two hours. The trail is a gentle and gradual climb. All the time, the surrounding mountain vista is amazing. We reach Annapurna Base Camp around lunchtime. The afternoon is free to enjoy. The amazing panoramic view of Annapurna Massif and its surrounding peaks make the most sensational views and some of the best mountain views of the Annapurna region. The towering South Face of Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, Mt. Fishtail and Annapurna South seem almost in touching distance and are particularly impressive during sunset and sunrise. You should feel proud of your presence in the Annapurna Base Camp, which many cannot reach.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

  • Day 10: Rest day at ABC

    Today the team will rest or spend time on slow space. We will climb the nearby ridge towards Annapurna South. We can also take a walk to the glacier. Or sit down and relax the whole day the way you want.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

  • Day 11: Trek to Bamboo Lodge (2200M)

    Our journey back home will start today. The total trekking duration today is 7 to 8 hours.

    Leaving such an extraordinary location is hard, but we must now turn our heads for home. As we retrace our steps, we will enter green areas with high mountain bushes and, eventually, small trees, and the air gradually becomes thicker. We will cover plenty of ground today. The going is all downhill, and we will make good progress on our return journey. After stopping for lunch, we will re-enter the bamboo forest and reach Bamboo Lodge by mid-afternoon.
    Post lunch resting time and enjoy your time with high tea or coffee as you wish.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

  • Day 12: Trek to Jhinu Hot Springs (1670M)

    Today is of 5 hours of trekking.

    The trail will continue downhill through the lush green Himalayan forest, and we will take a short break at Sinuwa before arriving back at Chomrong for lunch. After lunch, it is an easy walk downhill to Jhinu. After we reach our lodge in Jhinu, we can visit the Hot springs in Jhinu Danda, naturally originated geothermal water. Enjoy your time at the hot springs to relieve tiredness from long walking; you can also heal your body.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

  • Day 13: Trek to New Bridge and drive back to Pokhara (980 M)

    The shortest day of walking for 1 hour.

    Further, we go downhill and descend to the New bridge along stone steps. Here we will have to take a local jeep to Nayapul, which takes about one and a half hours. It is a rough and bumpy road, but avoiding walking along the dusty jeep road is better. From Nayapul, we will be picked up by our van and driven to Pokhara, which is 40 km and will take about two hours.

    Enjoy the afternoon and evening in the mountain city of Pokhara. Free time for yourself.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

  • Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu (1330M)

    After breakfast, we will start our day. Drive back to Kathmandu by private car. On the way, we will take short tea, coffee break and photo shoot breaks. Today is the most relaxing and enjoyable day for the entire team, and you should take advantage of your time.

    Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch.

  • Day 15: Rest Day or Buffer Day in Kathmandu

    We will keep a buffer day in hand for the entire trekking trip. Keeping one day in hand will increase the chances of reaching ABC better in case of bad weather, flight delays or cancellations, etc.

    If we are back on time in Kathmandu, this day you can spend at your leisure.

    We will have a celebration and farewell dinner with the team at night.

    Meals Included: Breakfast and Farewell Dinner.

  • Day 16: Departure

    It’s finally time to say goodbye to the mountain country Nepal. Transfer to the Tribhuvan International Airport.

    Meals Included: Breakfast.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek – Sixteen Days

Country Nepal
Tour length 16 days
Travellers Details Couple, Small Group, Solo Traveller, Women Only Group
Tour Categories Adventure & Activities
Travel Style Fully Guided
Journey Start & End Points Tribhuvan International Airport to Airport
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    • Airport transfers in a private car with an escort.
    • Four nights at a 5-star hotel in Kathmandu in twin sharing basis.
    • One night at a 4-star hotel in Pokhara.
    • Domestic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
    • Services of English and Hindi speaking guide.
    • Afternoon tea/coffee service on arrival at the lodge.
    • Porter’s and sherpa’s assistance during the trekking days.
    • Sightseeing in Kathmandu in a private car with a guide before trekking starts.
    • Twin-share accommodation in trekking lodges with shared bath and toilet facilities.
    • Cook and kitchen helper to cook your own clean and hygienic food while on the trek.
    • Drive back to Kathmandu by a private air-conditioned car after the trek completion.
    • Visit the sacred temple of Manakamana on the way back from Pokhara with cable car tickets.
    • All National Park fees, Staff insurance, tourist service fees, and taxes are applicable as per state law.
    • Use a personal trek pack consisting of a duffle bag, down jacket and sleeping bag with a fleece inner-liner.


    • Flight Tickets.
    • Required VISA.
    • Travel Insurance.
    • Your toiletries and medicines.
    • Tour Guide, Porters and Driver Tips.
    • Personal beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic).
    • Personal entertainment equipment (music system, etc.).
    • Private room accommodation in Kathmandu unless a single supplement is paid.
    • Personal accident and rescue insurance. You must provide your rescue insurance.
    • Mineral water and extra tea or coffee outside of normal times are mentioned in the itinerary.
    • Trip costs do not ensure the supply of local SIM cards and paying bills for your usage.
    • The cost does not include any recreational activities or tours before and after the scheduled trip as per the itinerary.
    • Helicopter evacuation in an unlikely situation, although we do arrange for it and make the necessary documents so that you can claim from your insurance.
    • The cost does not include international airport departure taxes, transportation or ticket costs (airfare or train fare) before and after the scheduled trip as per the itinerary.
    Service on request: (extra cost applicable)
    • icon Air Tickets Purchase (for Indian Citizens Only)
    • icon Travel Insurance (for Indian Citizens Only)
    Fitness Level
    • icon This trekking trip is graded D, equivalent to physically demanding and challenging. A good fitness level is required.
    • icon Strength and endurance are essential for ABC trekking, as walking days are long. We recommend the previous trekking experience, preferably at altitude.
    • icon Walking or jogging for 1 to 2 hours at least twice a week on undulating terrain or a treadmill with an inclined angle for at least three months before departure.
    • icon Long day hikes on weekends with a daypack in variable weather conditions and regular cycling are excellent physical exercises to increase stamina.
    • icon We strongly recommend undergoing extensive physical training at least four months before the expedition.
    • icon Cardio exercise and core exercise can be helpful for high-altitude trekking.
    What to wear and bring for this trip
    • icon Passport.
    • icon Travel Insurance Copy.
    • icon Sunhat, Sunglasses, Sunscreen lotion.
    • icon Medicines, Painkillers, Insect Repellent.
    • icon Raincoat for unpredictable weather changes.
    • icon Down jacket, heavy jacket, or parka as a top layer.
    • icon Inner Thermals, Long Sleeves Shirts or Tops and Fleece Jacket.
    • icon Comfortable Trekking Pants or Trousers to wear on top of baselayers.
    • icon Woolen Caps, Balaclava, Woolen Socks. Gloves or Mittens - 2 - 3 pairs.
    • icon Comfortable trekking shoes or insulated boots. Flip-flops for the night times.
    • icon Water bottle, Universal adapter, Camera and Extra Batteries for your camera.
    Code of Ethics
    • icon Be a Responsible Traveller.
    • icon Be respectful to the locals and their cultures and religious belief.
    • icon Collecting, handling, or keeping specimens/any wildlife matter is strictly prohibited.
    • icon Walking off roads during the trek is prohibited as this could be dangerous for the person and the team.
    • icon Tourists must obey all rules and regulations the Nepal government and related authorities enforce.
    • icon Keep the mountain trail clean. Please do not throw your garbage. Carry it and dispose of it in the designated areas.
    Sustainable Tourism Initiative
    • icon Animal Welfare.
    • icon Supporting Locals.
    • icon Zero-tolerance on plastic pollution.
    • icon Encouraging Environmental Protection.