Annapurna Base Camp Small Trek-16 days is a very popular trekking in Nepal ABC hiking is best for nature lovers for an outstanding mountain views.Annapurna Base Camp(ABC) is also known as Annapurna Sanctuary is a good trek to discover the wonders of the Himalayas.The slow motion ABC trek begins from Nayapul after a short drive from Pokhara and continue trek towards Ghorepani.After enjoying a breath-taking scenery, pristine landscapes, the Sunrise and Sunset view over the Himalayas from Poon Hill, you will then trek towards ABC via Poon Hill.Mount Annapurna Base Camp is surrounded by 360 degree mountains views.The tea house trek to Annapurna base camp is suitable for every kind of trekkers like beginner to senior travellers. Please email us at email@example.com and call or leave message on WhatsApp at + 977 9851023742 for 16 days Annapurna base camp trek package price and departure dates for 2024,2025.
Trek Name: Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Trek Duration: 16 Days
Trek Difficulty: Medium
Trek Season: Sep/Oct/Nov/Dec/Mar/April/May
Trek Altitude: 850m- 4300m
Trek Cost: USD 830-USD 1370
Group Size: 01 - 12 people.
Trek Package: Budget Tea houses
Mode of Transfer: Bus/Car/Flight
Start/End of Trek: Kathmandu / Pokhara
15 night 16 days Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Tour Package at cheap price with departure dates.
Annapurna base camp(ABC) trek known as Annapurna Sanctuary trek is one of the most popular trek in the Himalayas. A lot of flora and fauna you will find in this area which will surely amaze you beauty of Annapurna Base Camp has to offer. From a height of 4,000 meters, you'll be able to see the entire sanctuary that is oval-shaped surrounding by a ring of the Annapurna mountains. We also walk through the terraced rice paddies, lush rhododendron forests and the mountainous villages. This is a quite easy trek compare to Everest Base Camp. The ABC trek incorporate diverse terrain, culture and wildlife. Thus, Annapurna Base Camp trekking tour gives a real trekking experience in Nepal for all trekking enthusiasts.
You will encounter international trekkers on the trail enjoying breathtaking landscapes with an awe-inspiring glaciers, pristine rivers, mountain pastures and dipping into natural hot springs.You will also need to trek 6 to 8 hours a day to an altitudes over 4000 meters at times, so be aware of altitude sickness. You also need to be in excellent fitness and health for Annapurna base camp Trek.The Tamang Heritage trail and Langtang valley trek is a good choice if you want to trek in a less crowded trekking route in Nepal.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Package
We offer budget, standard and full fledged trekking package to Annapurna base camp trek.Please write us email know about these package price and what is inclusion in the price. We come to see you soon by mail with all details price of budget, standard and full fledged trip package.
Best time of year trekking Annapurna Base Camp
8 days trekking Annapurna base camp is possible throughout the year. But Autumn and Spring are the best time of the year trekking Annapurna Base Camp due to a good weather with clear blue sky and crystal clear view of the Himalayas. Winter is also a good time if you wish to avoid crowds of trekkers on the trail of Annapurna base camp but be prepare with cold. It is still possible to trek Annapurna base camp in rainy season, but we can't see clear view of the mountains, and also the leeches and rain my disturb you while trekking to Annapurna base camp.
Annapurna Base Camp trek route/itinerary
There are 2/3 routes that you can trek to ABC. From this, you can plan out many itineraries. All routes coincide at Chhomrong and follow the same path to the base camp.The trail can go straight to the Annapurna Base Camp or take a detour to Ghorepani Poon Hill or take a smaller detour to Ghandruk or both. You can make the climbing stop and returning stop at different villages. Of course, taking different routes causes plus or minus 3-4 days. In general, the trek starts from Pokhara to Nayapul and ends like Phedi to Pokhara.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Accommodation
The trekking lodges known as tea houses where we stay in on the trekking are very simple with only basic facilities. Hot water may not always be available and may cost extra, as will access to electricity points for charging devices. Wi-Fi is available at some locations, but connections may be poor. Annapurna base camp trek highly recommends and also most favorite trekking in Nepal among international trekkers.Rest and stay in cozy mountain tea houses and meet friendly locals along the way of Annapurna base camp trekking.
ABC Trek Preparation-You will need at least 8 weeks of solid preparation for this trek. You can begin preparation by going for brisk walks and then do brisk jogs to improve your cardio. Your target should be to cover 10 km in under 60 minutes minutes comfortably by the start of the trek.
Weather and Temperature on ABC Trek-Spring and Autumn are two distinct seasons for the Annapurna Base Camp trek. In Spring, although you will find patches of hard snow at higher altitudes, the temperature during the day will be slightly warmer than that in Autumn, when there won’t be any snow on the trek. Even the air is different. While Spring is moist, Autumn is dry and crisp.In Autumn, the temperature is between 15 °C and 18 °C in the day time and at night time, it will drop between 5 °C and -5 °C. Likewise, in the Spring, the temperature is between 20 °C and 24 °C and at it will dorm between 10 °C and 5 °C.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Meals
On our full fledged trekking package, we do provide three times meals each day on the trekking.Breakfast and Dinner you have to eat at tea house where you stay.For lunch you will stop anyone of the tea house on the trail.There are different food options you can choose from Menu.
Breakfast Options-Tibetan Breads, Chapati with Cheese (dry bread- a local wheat bread), Oatmeal, French toast with jam, honey, and peanut butter, Corn Flakes, Hashed brown, fried, Scrambles, and boiled eggs, pancakes, porridge with milk, Muesli, Vegetable items and any kind of hot drinks are available except espresso, Americano.
Lunch Options–Thukpa (noodle soup), Dal Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Momos ( dumplings), Tibetan / chapati bread, Macaroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a variety of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, burgers and Pizza, Yak steak and desserts items.
Dinner Options- Momos (dumplings), Thukpa (noodle soup), Dal Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Tibetan / chapati bread, Macaroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a variety of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, Raman soups, burgers and Pizza, Yak steak, desserts items, hot and cold drinks are available
Desert and Snack Options-Rice Pudding, Apple pie, fruits snicker/ mars bar, popcorn, cake, pastries, etc.
Hot Drinks Option–Hot drinks like black/milk coffees, black/mint/ginger/Green/ lemon honey teas, hot chocolates, hot mango juice, hot oranges juice, hot pineapple juice.
Note: On the tea houses, Menu offers plenty of non-veg items mentioned but officially any of the meats are not on our list of recommendations because the meat in the mountain such as high areas is not sanitary and healthy. However, we would like to request you to avoid taking meat, Alcoholic drinks, and smoking.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Permit Cost
You need two permits to trek to Annapurna Base Camp.One is Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) card that cost US $ 30. Second is Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card that costs US $20. This we organize you once we get scan passport copy and passport size Photographs.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Difficulty
Annapurna Base Camp is a moderately difficult trek. So, any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. The highest altitude you will reach at 4190 m,the Annapurna base camp trek. On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. Sometimes your working hour is only 4 to 5 hours. While during pleasant and easy trails you walk for 6 to 7 hours.You will walk frequently on uphills and downhills trails of village and forest almost everyday.So, please consider that trekking in the mountains is not easy.
You can make last minute booking a day before this trek gets started. Moreover, the payment should be made 100% if you are booking this for the last minute and the booking can be made directly through the online form, by sending us an email, messages on Whats app and by calling. But, Last minute booking is not acceptable for Bhutan and Tibet tours.
Day 01: Arrive to Kathmandu
Arrive in Kathmandu at any time. We will welcome you and explain the program further. There are no planned activities for the day, so check into the hotel. Enjoy overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu Tour
After breakfast, you will leave for an exciting sightseeing tour of UNESCO Heritage Sites in Kathmandu, which includes Syambhunath or Monkey Temple – one of the oldest Buddhist Stupa in Valley Pashupatinath – the cremation places of Hindu death body, Boudhanath – the biggest Buddhist temple, Patan Durbar Square – the finest example of metal and stone carving back to 14th century.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara (850, 200km/6 hours drive)
Take an early morning flight or drive to Pokhara,the beautiful lake city and catch a great views of Himalayas. Free afternoon walk on lakeside and enjoy overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 04: Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (1800m, 4hrs)
Drive to Nayapul from Pokhara (1.5 hrs) and trek to Thikedunga (4 hrs). Depart from Pokhara in the morning by a private car after breakfast. The road snacks through the scenic country side for about 1.5 hrs to the trekking trail head at Nayapul. This is the confluence of Modi river draining Annapurna base camp and Burungdi river.Follow upstream Burungdi river climbing gradually for about 4 hrs to Thikedunga. Thikedunga is a small charming village full of lodges where spend the night.
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (6 hrs / 2,800 m)
After breakfast, start the days walk with steep climb to Ulleri village. There are about 3,000 stone steps to Ulleri village which will take about 2 hrs to climb. From Ulleri the trail climbs gradually through the forest for another 4 hrs to Ghorepani at 2,800 m. Ghorepani is the mountain pass overlooking at the deep KaliGandaki valley wedged between two eight thousand meter peaks of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna.
Day 06: Hike to Pun Hill (50 mints / 3,200 m) | Trek to Tadapani
Pun Hill is the most beautiful view point in the Annapurna region. Hike for about 50 mints to Pun Hill at 3,200 m for sunrise view over the Himalayan peaks. One can see about 15 different peaks including Dhaulagiri I (8,167m / 7th highest), Annapurna I (8,091m / 10th highest) and Manaslu (8,156 m / 8th highest). After breakfast, we will head for our next destination of Tadapani. The trail passes through the rhododendron forest with few ups and downs of 400 m each.
Day 07: Trek to Chhomrong (5 hrs / 2,100 m)
Tadapani has got the beautiful view of Annapurna south and Fishtail mountain. From here we will climb down steeply about 900 m to the valley basin at Ghurjung river. Climb gradually along the mountain side to Chhomrong perched high up on the mountain ridge. Chhomrong is a large Gurung village at the corridore of Annapurna Sanctuary. The village offer the upclose view of Annapurna South (7,219 m), Fishtail (6,993 m).
Day 08: Trek to Dovan (2,400 m / 6 hrs)
Trek down to Chhomrong khola (river) and then climb up to Sinwa in 3 hrs. From here we enter into steep valley towards Annapurna sanctuary at the buttresses of Annapurna South and Fishtail. From Sinwa we will climb down to Modi River at the little hemlet of 'Bamboo' in 2 hrs and then climb gradually for another hour to Dovan (2,400m).
Day 09: Climb to Deurali (5 hrs / 3,300 m)
Above Dovan, trek enter into the region where effect of the high altitude effects are felt. So with slow pace gradually climb to another hamlet of Himalaya in 2 hrs. Himalaya has got two lodges. After Himalaya (2,900m), we enter into sparsely vegetated rocky terrain and climb steeply for one hrs to Hinku cave. Deurali is across the arduous moraine intercepted by creeks with ice deposition.
Day 10: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (5 hrs / 4,200m)
The trail from Deurali to Fishtail base camp is avalanche prone area. So change the route to the other side of the Modi river according to the situation. It will take about 3 hrs to get to Fishtail base camp at 3,700 m. At Fishtail base camp valley opens up wide and bright with beautiful snow peaks. The trail to Annapruna base camp climbs gradually to the snowfield and the the edge of glacier. At base camp we are at the base of world's highest mountains surrounding us in 360 degree.
Day 11: Trek down to Bamboo (6 hrs)
After a beautiful sunrise view over the Annapurnas, we will head down slowly to Bamboo. First part of the trail might be steep and slippery. Bamboo is a clean settlement before climbing to Sinuwa.
Day 12: Trek back to Jhinu Danda (5 hrs / 1,600 m)| Bathe in natural hot spring
Follow the same trail that took to climb up till Chhomrong. Climb down steely on the stone steeps to the village of Jhinu. Settle into lodge and then head down half and hour to natural hot spring pool in the shore of Modi river. Enjoy the natural hot spring and enjoy your last night in the mountain.
Day 13: Jhinu to Tokha(1900m, 6 hours)
Breakfast and trek following the Modi river coast to Landruk, lunch and continue trek to Tolkha. Stay night in Tokha.
Day 14: Tolkha to Pokhara(850m, 7 hours)
Breakfast and trek to Kande via Australian Camp for 5 hours and drive back to Pokhara. Stay night at hotel in Pokhara.
Day 15: Pokhara to Kathmandu(1300m, 7 hours)
Breakfast and get tourist bus drive back to Kathmandu. Stay night at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 16: Kathmandu airport
Final transfer to Kathmandu airport to get flight back to home.
Season for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking
You can go to Annapurna Base Camp trek any time of the year. Yet, the monsoon is not a good time. There is heavy rainfall during the evening or night but the dark clouds are ever present. This means bad too, no view of the beautiful peaks. It also means leeches, mosquitoes, possible landslides and slippery roads. But, this is the time when animals are most active. If you are a keen biologist, then monsoon is best for you.
Autumn Season-Autumn is the best time to do this trek. Autumn is a dry season that offers clear blue sky and moderate temperature. This is the best time do any trek in Annapurna and is, therefore, very crowded.
Winter Season-You could go during December if you would like it to be quieter. ABC is possible in winter as well. Dry air and clear sky with the best visibility but, during winter, it will be very cold and will snow. If you plan to trek in December, you need to prepare well with appropriate packaging.Starting from January, you need to be careful about the avalanche when traveling from Deurali to Machhapuchhre Base Camp. This stretch is prone to avalanche. Trekkers should be careful no matter what time in a year they are trekking when trekking from Deurali to MBC.
Spring Season-Spring is another best time to do Annapurna Base Camp trek. Watch out for the avalanche though. Listen to the locals for the news about the avalanche ahead. In spring, the trail will bloom with red and white rhododendrons and many other exotic flowers found in this region, a good time to go for botanists.
Electricity and Charging Battery-You can charge batteries en route. For this, you need to bring your charger. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay a certain amount for it.
Money Matter-There are no ATM on this trek route. You have to draw enough cash from Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are many ATMs in these cities. Everything you do is in Nepali rupees. So, you need to carry enough Nepali currency before you set off for the ABC trek.
WiFi and Internet-You will have enough Internet access in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you in your home country and at losing connection is very common at times.
Guide and Porter Cost- For ABC trek, pay for guides range from $25 to $35 per day and porters take $20 to $30 per day.
Tipping-People have become used to receiving tips. However, there is no set amount as tipping is a westerner created culture. They will be happy to receive what you see fit to give. If you feel confused, trekkers have taken 15% of the total pay as the standard.
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Equipment
Here is a general idea of what you should bring to Annapurna Base Camp trekking.What to pack for the trek is one of the important questions. Not having proper gears can prove troublesome. It may cause health issues or ruin your mood.
-A few pairs of Thermal tops
-Windcheater - waterproof shell jacket one pair
-Down jacket -( It will be provided by the company if you do not have your own)
-Comfortable Fleece/wool trousers
-Trekking pants- at least 2 pairs
-Warm Hiking socks
-Trekking sue with spare laces
-Pair of flip flop
-Underwear & Swimming costume
-Hiking Cotton trousers/t-shirts
-Sleeping bag -( It will be provided by the company if you do not have your own)
-Trekking poles (Not 100%)
-Day bag above 40 L
-1 set- Headlamp
-Small lock for the day backpack
-Reusable water bottles- 2 liters
-Water purification tablets/ electric light
-Toiletries (wet tissue, quick-drying towel, toilet paper, moisturizers, lip balms, sunscreens, sanitary pads, hand sanitizer, nail clipper, small mirror, toothpaste & brush, etc)
-Basic personal first aid kit
Travel Insurance-For safety reasons, Travel insurance is mandatory for trekkers participating in any trek and tour programs in the mountains. Getting travel insurance, especially while traveling in the mountain areas, is like security on which you can rely and enjoy your trip without any worries. We highly recommend getting good compressive travel insurance that covers things like emergency helicopter rescue, and medical evacuation expenses. It will be an assisted protection tour to cover personal injury, injury, repatriation expenses, and any kind of illness will be covered. Having good travel insurance will not only guarantee you peace of mind while you travel with us but also provide you with complete coverage for anything that may go wrong.
Solo Travelers-Single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
Minimum Age-You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a our tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.
High Altitude Sickness-Travelers to altitudes higher than 2,50 m are at risk of altitude sickness, also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS). This can be life-threatening and affect anyone, even people who are very physically fit. There is a higher risk for those who have had altitude sickness before, who exercise or drink alcohol before adjusting to the altitude, or who have health problems that affect breathing. If your tour travels to high altitude, see your doctor for advice specific to you and your situation before you depart. It is important to be aware of the normal altitude symptoms that you may encounter BUT NOT worry about:
1.Periods of sleeplessness
2.Occasional loss of appetite
3.Vivid, wild dreams at around 2500-3800m in altitude
4.Unexpected momentary shortness of breath, day and night
5.Periodic breathing that wakes you occasionally
If you are feeling nauseous, dizzy, or experience other symptoms, please be sure to let your guide know immediately so that we can monitor your condition. Please be aware that should your guide deem it unsafe for you to continue trekking at any time, they will arrange for you to descend to a lower altitude.
Medical Facilities and Treatment-Medical facilities in Nepal are very limited, particularly outside Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, treatment at international-standard clinics is expensive and up-front payment for services is generally required. Make sure you have adequate travel health insurance and accessible funds to cover the cost of any medical treatment, including evacuation by helicopter.
Alcohol and Caffeine-Alcohol and trekking don't mix. We highly recommend that you limit your alcohol consumption in Kathmandu prior to your trip. Celebrate your achievements after your trek. Both alcohol and caffeine increase dehydration. Limit your intake of both when hiking at high altitudes.
Monsoon-The monsoon season is from June to September and weather conditions can disrupt travel during this time due to flooding and landslides. Disruption of air travel and airport closures are also possible. Be prepared that the itinerary may need to change at short notice.
Departure Tax-All departure taxes should be included in your international flight ticket.
Safety and Security-We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewelry at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage. During your trip you will have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. Although the cities visited on tour are generally safe during the day, there can be risks to wandering throughout any major city at night. It is our recommendation to stay in small groups and to take taxis to and from restaurants, or during night time excursions.
Protests and Demonstrations- Protests and demonstrations, even those that are well intended, have the potential to turn violent with no warning. Counter protests can also turn violent. Action by security forces to disperse demonstrators and protesters may occur at any time. If you are in an area where demonstrators or protesters are gathering, avoid the temptation of staying for a good photo opportunity and leave the area immediately. Water based activities have an element of danger and excitement built into them. We recommend only participating in water based activities when accompanied by a guide(s). We make every reasonable effort to ensure the fun and adventurous element of any water based activities (in countries with varying degrees of operating standards) have a balanced approach to safety. Swimming, including is always at your own risk.
Drugs and Smoke-Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is not acceptable for our travellers, also illegal in Nepal. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. We have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.
Money Matters-Every traveler is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.As currency exchange rates in Nepal fluctuate often we ask that you refer to the following website for daily exchange rates: www.xe.com. As of June 2022 the exchange rate for NEPAL was 1 USD = 122 NPR (Nepalese Rupees). There are many ATM machines that accept both Visa and MasterCard but these are limited to Kathmandu, Pokhara and Namche Bazaar. Major credit cards are accepted in most shops but they may charge a 4%-6% transaction fee.
Laundry- Laundry facilities are offered by some of tea house and hotel for a charge. There will be times when you may want to or have to do your own laundry so we suggest you bring non-polluting/biodegradable soap.
Passports-As a general rule, your passport has a minimum of 6 months validity remaining. Your passport details are required to complete your booking. Please ensure the passport details you provide are accurate. Any errors provided may result in extra fees for making corrections in bookings. We recommend taking copies of the main passport pages and other important documents with you as well as leave copies at home with family or friends.
Nepal Visas-All foreign nationals require a visa to enter Nepal. Visas are obtainable from embassies abroad or on arrival at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan airport. If getting the visa at the airport be prepared for long queues. You will also need to provide one passport photo and the following fees in US dollars cash only: Multi entry visa valid for 15 days - US $30: Multi Entry Visa for 30 days - US $50 and multiple entry visa valid for 90 days - US $125. All travellers are required to produce proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 to get visa on arrival at Kathmandu airport.
Own Departure-Small groups of four or more can pick their own desired departure dates. So grab your family, your neighbors, or your best friends and call us.
Customized Private Trip-Family reunions, corporate groups, wedding parties, student groups, church groups, and any groups interested in a customized departure are welcome to contact us.
Trip Cancellation-If you cancel prior to departure, we need written notice and cancellation fees are:
91 or more days -$0
61 to 90 days -$500
31 to 60 days -50% of trip cost
0 to 30 days -100% of trip cost
Go to Nepal for FREE-For private groups with nine full-paying passengers, the 10th person goes free. Well, almost free.International airfare not included and there is a $400 cost which is needed to cover Pokhara flights, and trekking permit.
Payment and Cancellation Policy- Deposit of $500 due at time of reservation. Final balance prior to trip departure.