Annapurna Base Camp Trek
5 USD 980 Per Person
11 Days
Tea house
12 months a year
Breakfast lunch dinner
Local sim card
5 to 6 hours

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp trek, popularly known as the Annapurna Sanctuary trek, is one of the most popular trekking trips in the Annapurna region of the Himalayas. The Annapurna Base Camp Trekking package is a golden opportunity for adventurous people who love to enjoy the beautiful Himalayas. Read for everything you need to know about the Annapurna Base camp trek:

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Package Facts

  • Duration of the trek: 6 to 12 days.
  • The beginning point of the trek: Nayapool/Kande/Phedi.
  • The closing point of the trek is Modhkayau, a 1 hour 25 minutes walk from Jhinu Danda.
  • Maximum elevation: 4140 m (Annapurna base camp)
  • Best Seasons to visit: The trail is open throughout the year; however, Spring and Autumn are the best.
  • Accommodation: Teahouses/guesthouses.
  • Transportation: Flight/Bus/car/taxi/jeep
  • Trek Category: Moderate.
  • Permits: TIMS and ACAP.

Top Highlights Of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Explore magical flora and fauna on the way.
  • The pleasant experience of exploring Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m) is a bonus on the same trip.
  • Learn about the unique cultures, traditions, and lifestyles of local people.
  • 360-degree stunning view of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Hiunchuli.
  •  Hot spring shower at Jhinu Danda while returning back.

Why the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking package?

Annapurna base camp trek is a golden opportunity for adventurous people, who love to enjoy the beautiful Himalayas. 360-degree views of the incredible Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri, Huinchuli, and many other popular mountains make the trip really delightful. The stunning panorama of the beautiful mountain peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri and the amazing view of sunrise on the snow-capped mountains in fact, make the visitors fall in love with nature during this short Annapurna Base Camp Trekking.

The breath-catching scenery of the dense and green forest, the pleasant smell of Rhododendrons, the sudden encounter of many wild (usually pleasant) animals, the traditional houses of local people, their unique living style with harmony, etc. are the appealing facts that keep the visitors refreshed and delightful eliminating their tiredness of long walk.

Comparatively, the ABC trek is more comfortable and accessible than other base camp treks in many ways. Thus, it can be best for novice trekkers as well. The itinerary begins with the short (25-minute) flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. A six to seven-hour drive on a comfortable tourist bus can also be chosen for Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara.

Another drive of about five hours will take you to Nayapul, from where the actual trek begins. ABC trek can be completed in 10 days or even 6 days, depending on the visitors’ choice. A Maximum 5 to 6 hours hike every day is enough. Any time of the year is suitable for the Short Annapurna Base Camp Trekking. Mostly Asian tourists especially from Thailand, Malaysia, China, and India, prefer this Annapurna Base Camp Trekking package.

Difficulty of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

How difficult is Annapurna base camp trek? The challenging difficulty level of the Annapurna Base Camp trek is moderate. It is not difficult, but not easy. People with strong determination and willpower will surely make it to the base camp. You will need to walk 5- 6 hours daily, so you must be physically fit for it. The trail has a gradual ascent and descent, so your legs must be good and fit for it. 

If there are steep stairs somewhere, you must be prepared for them. The difficulty level certainly increases in the winter season. Since it snows in the winter, the paths become slippery, and due to the high altitude, it won’t be easy to walk and breathe. You must have a crampon with you for the winter season.


Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu

The alluring flight into Kathmandu valley with the beautiful views of the Himalayas and terraced valley drops you at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) where one of the Himalayan master’s representatives greets you and takes you to the hotel.

Your arrival time in Kathmandu determines how much time you will get to explore Kathmandu. If you arrive in the morning or in the early afternoon, you will have the opportunity to visit some popular sites including Kathmandu Durbar square or Swaymbhunath temple – popularly known as Monkey temple.

Besides, remember to have enough preparation for your Annapurna Base Camp Trek Iitinerary including gear check, meeting with the company personnel, and guide. After all, take enough rest to gain fortitude for the upcoming adventure.

Kathmandu Highlights:

  • The capital city of Nepal Kathmandu valley includes two more cities ( Lalitpur and Bhaktapur)
  • 7 UNESCO World Heritage sites include The Boudanath, the world’s biggest Buddhist stupa.
  • The alluring flight into Kathmandu valley with the beautiful views of the Himalayas and terraced valley drops you at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).
  • Kathmandu is such a wonderful valley in the world that it contains seven UNESCO world heritage sites including the Boudanath, the world’s biggest Buddhist stupa. Depending on your time and interest, you can have the opportunity to visit some popular sites like Kathmandu Durbar square, Swaymbhunath temple – popularly known as Monkey temple, Pashupatinath temple, and many others.


If your Annapurna Base Camp Trek Iitinerary begins right after the next day, you may have to do preparation for your trek including gear check, meeting with the company personnel, guide, and taking enough rest to gain fortitude for the upcoming adventure.

Meal : None

Accomodation : 3-star hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu To Pokhara

Let’s start out Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara with a drive or flight there.

Option 1: Airway (25 minutes flight)

  • If you have limited time and get languor while having a long journey by bus, this option is amazing for you.
  • Taking a short flight you can shorten your trip by one day.

Option 2: Roadway (5 to 6 hours drive)

  • If you have enough time and are fond of traveling in a luxurious tourist bus capturing the greenery through the windowpane, it can be the best option for you. You get the opportunity of beginning your trek in the fresh morning.

Pokhara Highlights:

  • Pokhara is one of the most beautiful and mysterious cities in the world that is about 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu. It is also the gateway for the Annapurna Conservation Area including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, and Manaslu – the three out of the ten highest peaks in the world.
  • Sports like trekking, rafting, bungee jumping, etc. are very much popular in Pokhara. The mysterious caves, Davis falls, and beautiful and large lakes attract thousands of tourists around the world every year making this small valley an important tourist destination.

Meal : Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accomodation : Hotel

Day 03: Pokhara to Nayapool (1000 m) (drive), trek to Ulleri (2012 m)

  • Pokhara to Nayapool drive: 1.5 to 2 hrs.
  • The final destination of the day: Ulleri(2000)
  • Beginning point: Nayapool (1000 m)
  • Distance: 12 km
  • Time: 4-5 hrs.
  • Total Descent: 125 m
  • Total Ascent: 1092 m
  • Overnight: Teahouse in Ulleri


  •  Beautiful scenery along the route.
  •  stunning views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Fishtail.
  •  3767 stone stairway steps.


  •  long and steep ascend
  •  Dusty road
  •  Long and rough trail
  •  Steep ascents

Our Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara only beings with a short walk to Nayapool from where your ABC trek officially begins. Upon arriving at the bus stop of Nayapool, you need to commence your hike to Ulleri. Get your permits and TIMS card checked at the Birethanti checkpoint and keep them safe throughout your trip.

You will have to get them checked in many other checkpoints. You will pass through the beautiful villages with nice views of the river, farmland and green forests. Birethanti, Chimrung, Syauli, Kimche, Chane, etc. are the best places to stop for rest or for lunch or snacks. The trail moves ahead through attractive villages, green hills, and rivers.

You will be touched seeing Bhurungdi Khola (river) flowing through cool mountain valleys and soothing farming villages. A portion of the trail of this day is really adventurous for you. Just after crossing the suspension bridge over the Tikhedhunga Khola (river), the trail heads a steep stone stairway having exactly 3767 steps!

After completing those steps, you will reach the top of the hill from where the panoramic views of Mount Annapurna South (7219 m) and Hiunchuli (6441 m) make you forget your tiredness of climbing the steep ascent. Besides stunning mountain views, the scenic area of blooming rhododendron forest is really appealing on the rest of the trail.

You will be spending the night in one of the best teahouses in Ulleri.

Meal : Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accomodation : Tea house

Day 04: Ulleri to Ghorepani (2750 m)

  • Beginning Point: Ulleri(2000 m)
  • Distance: 9 km
  • The final destination of the day: Ghorepani
  • Lunch: Nangethanti (2430m)
  • Time: 2.5 to 3 hrs.
  • Total Descent: 90 m
  • Total Ascent: 837 m
  • Overnight: Teahouse/Ghorepani


  • Stunning view of blooming rhododendron.
  •  a number of waterfalls.
  • diverse landscape.

After having breakfast at around 7 am, you will be starting your trek at 8. This is a more special day for you as most of the trail goes through the jungle and the beautiful waterfalls. It is also the short hike day that we recommend you to do the relaxed trek standing and staring at every wonderful station.

If you are lucky to catch your trip in the spring season, you will be amazed at the breathtaking views of blooming rhododendron along the trail. The diverse landscape, stunning views of snow-capped mountains, and the sudden encounter with wild birds and animals really turn your tiring trip into a pleasant one.

You will be enjoying lunch at Nangethanti. However, some trekkers prefer to reach Ghorepani before taking lunch wishing to spend the whole afternoon in the Ghorepani surrounding.

There are two Ghorepani villages, the lower and the upper one. Most check posts are there in the lower Ghorepani. The two villages are just within 10 minutes of walking distance. You might be finding Ghorepani blustery than Ulleri.

Meal : Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accomodation : Tea house

Day 05: Ghorepani - Poonhill – Tadapani (2610 m)

On this day you will have two treks. The first is an early morning short trek for Poonhill peak and the other a trek to Ghandruk. However, the short trek to Poonhill is optional. Please ignore the ‘Trek to Poonhill’ section if you do not choose it.


  • Wonderful sunrise view from the Poonhill peak.
  • Stunning mountain views.
  •  Amazing hike through beautiful forest.


  • You will have to wake up early to catch the sunrise view from the Poonhill peak.
  •  Steep ascent and descent are probably slippery due to snowfall.

Early Morning HIke Up To Poonhill:

  • Beginning Point: Ghorepani
  • Finish: Ghorepani
  • Time: 1.45 hrs to 2 hrs.
  • Type of trail: Steep uphill/steep downhill
  • Distance: 3 km
  • Entry fee: NPR. 100/-
  • Accent: 387 m
  • Descent: 387 m

You are going to see one of the amazing peaks of your trip today. The Poonhill (3210m) is an amusing peak especially popular for sunrise/sunset views and stunning Himalayan views. If the sky is clear, you can see thousands of twinkling stars giving the impression of paradise. The trail is steep uphill. It takes around 45 minutes to reach the top. Poonhill Trek is the major highlight of the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking package.

If you are trekking in the peak season, don’t worry about getting lost as the trail is filled with hundreds of trekkers. The peak is extremely cold probably snowing. Wear enough clothes to keep you warm. Carrying water is just as you get thirsty while climbing up. A headlamp is essential as it might be dark on the trail while climbing up to the peak. A camera, gloves, beanie, hiking pole and some money are enough things to carry.

Basic Requirements:

Do not carry unnecessary things making the trek more exhausting. Safely lock your stuff in the teahouse room. You will spend around 30 minutes on the top. The descent might be faster than the accent but the trail might be slippery because of snow. The hiking poles are best to use if you have them.

Some of the visitors also trek to Poonhill peak in the afternoon. If the climate is clear, the views in the afternoon are more stunning. In fact, in the afternoon the trail is not so crowded and probably there is none to ask for entrance fee as well.

After returning from the Poonhill peak, enjoy your fantastic breakfast at the teahouse. And then the trek to Tadapani begins in which you require to walk nearly 4 hours. The trail goes through the patches of local villages giving you the chance to stop for lunch, rest, or buy/refill your water bottle.

Most part of this trail is downhill probably slippery with snow. There is one significant 200 m steep uphill just before Tadapani which is also the last ascend of the day. Most trekkers stay overnight at Tadapani. A lot of teahouses are there offering good accommodation.

Meal : Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accomodation : Tea house

Day 06: Trek Tadapani to Sinuwa (2360 m)

Beginnig Point: Tadapani End: Sinuwa

Overnight: Sinuwa

Take an amazing breakfast enjoy the beautiful views of Fishtail peak from your teahouse table and begin your trek to Sinuwa. There are two ways from Tadapani. One is to Ghandruk whereas the next is to Chomrong. You have to follow the Chomrong trail and descend through the beautiful forest and terraced farmland.

After crossing the bridge over the Kimrong River, you will be amazed to see the stunning view of Upper Modi valley. Begin hiking to Taulung after you cross the bridge. A steep uphill makes you really tired before you reach a beautiful Gurung village, Chomrong. Quite long descent of stone steps takes you to the bridge over the Chomrong River. Cross the river and begin ascending to Sinuwa where you are spending the night in one of the beautiful teahouses.

Meal : Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accomodation : Tea house

Walking / Driving : 6 to 7 hrs

Day 07: Trek From Sinuwa To Deurali

Begin: Sinuwa Finish: Deurali

Overnight: Deurali

Today, you have a comparatively easy ascent that moves ahead through the rhododendron, bamboo, and oak forest. You will pass Kuldhigar and then to Bamboo where you will see the large bamboo forest along with other flowers and ferns.

The trail heads towards Dovan. After passing Dovan, you reach the Hinku cave in the middle of the dense forest. The trail thereafter is probably covered with snow.

Finally, you reach Deurali, a pleasing village for you to stay overnight.

Meal : Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accomodation : Tea House

Walking / Driving : 6 hrs

Day 08: Trek From Deurali To ABC

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Package
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Package

Today is the special day of your trek. You are spending a night at Annapurna base camp at an elevation of 4130 meters which is also the central point of the trip.

There are two different ways to reach ABC. Depending on the season of your visit, you need to choose the best one. If you are trekking through Himalayan Masters, our guide will decide the best way for you. These areas are quite dangerous as there is a high possibility of avalanches.

Finally, you reach the final destination, ABC. The breathtaking views of Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Machhapuchre, Hiunchuli, and many other snowcapped mountains will give you the impression of heaven. Those views are more stunning in the morning.

Meal : Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Day 09: Trek from ABC to Sinuwa

Distance: 19 km Time: 5 to 6 hrs.

Ascent: 406 m Descent: 2131 m

Overnight: Sinuwa Accommodation: Teahouse


  • Alluring mountain views from ABC
  • The stunning landscape and rhododendron forest on the way
  • Fascinating views from Sinuwa
  • Charming villages along the trail


  • The steep and long descent
  • Slippery trail due to snowfall
  • Extreme cold

After you cherish the morning panoramic views from Annapurna base camp, you need to descend down to Machhapuchhre base camp, Dovan, and then to Sinuwa. The trail moves forward through rhododendron forest and finally, you reach Sinuwa from where you will be almost intoxicated by the magnificent mountain views.

Meal : Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Day 10: Trek From Sinuwa To Jhinudanda

Distance: approximately 17 km Time: 5 to 7 hrs

Overnight: Jhinudanda Accommodation: Teahouse


  • Natural hot shower (probably the next morning)
  • Mostly downhill trail
  • Diverse landscape


  • Long and tiring descent

While returning back from the Annapurna Base Camp to Pokhara, our guide will lead you to the shortcut route. So that you can pass the longer distance than you normally expect. Since most parts of the trail are to be descended, it is easier than ascent for you.

After the 5 to 7 hours walk, you will reach Jhinudanda where you will spend a night in one of the best teahouses. The next day, you will be getting the amazing experience of taking a natural hot water shower. You will really be perplexed seeing the hot water running in the natural spring.

Meal : Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Day 11: Drive to Pokhara

It is a special day to have a hot spring shower!

Now it is time to be satisfied with the completion of the successful trek over the Annapurna region. Have a relaxed breakfast and spend some hours in Jhinudanda with the perfect views and sightseeing.

Our guide will manage a private car or a jeep to return back to Pokhara where you can spend the rest of the day exploring as many magical spots as you can.

Meal : Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

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Trip Cost Includes


  1. Airport pick-up and drop-off service by private car
  2. 11 nights. Best available clean and comfortable Tea house accommodation during the trek
  3. All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) for ten days of trekking
  4. Three hot drinks a day (Tea and Coffee)
  5. Kathmandu to Pokhara on a bus and other traveling on a public sharing jeep
  6. Guide for 10 days
  7. Trekking permits: Annapurna conservation permit and TIMS Card
  8. All Local and Government taxes and administrative charges

Complementary services from Himalayan Masters

  1.  Himalayan Masters Brand 25-degree sleeping bag during the trip
  2. Himalayan Masters Brand -25 Down jacket during the trek
  3. A pulse oximeter for monitoring your oxygen saturation and heart rate at high altitudes.
  4. Himalayan Masters brand water bottles and purification tablets
  5. First aid kit box
  6. Seasonal fruits for dessert
  7. Himalayan Masters Brand Duffle Bag for the Trek (If you hire a porter)
  8. Himalayan Masters Brand Trekking T-Shirt and Cap
  9. The guide keeps a bottle of oxygen on hand in an emergency.
  10. Annapurna trekking maps

Trip Cost Excludes


  • Accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival or late departure
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu

  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • International flights
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, snacks, bottled or boiled water, souvenirs, hot showers)
  • Personal trekking gear and equipment
  • Porter for the trek (One porter for 13 days, USD 220)
  • Private Transport
  • Tips for guide  and drivers (tipping is expected)


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Annapurna Base Camp Altitude

Annapurna Base Camp elevation
Annapurna Base Camp elevation

  • Pokhara: 1400 m
  •  Nayapool: 1000 m
  •  Ulleri: 1960 m
  •  Ghorepani: 2750 m)
  •  Himalaya (2870 m)
  •  ABC: 4130 m
  •  Sinuwa: 2300 m
  •  Jhinudanda (1730 m)
  •  Deurali (3200 m)

Trip Grade: Fitness level, Medical, and Health

The fitness level for trekking Annapurna base camp should be expected. You must be mentally and physically fit for the trek. Since the paths have gradual ascents and descents, you need to have core muscle strength for them. Prior experience is optional for the trek. This trekking Annapurna base camp is also suitable for beginners. It is considered one of the easiest treks in Nepal. But still, you must have done all the preparation.

If you are prone to altitude sickness, you must care for yourself. You must carry a Diamox with you and drink enough water to suppress the heat. There are no specific medical rules that one needs to follow. You just need to be fit for the ABC trekking. You should be fit enough to trek for many days to reach the ABC trek point.

Drinking fluids, preferably water, and avoiding excessive alcohol consumption can help prevent dehydration. Furthermore, paying attention to nutrition and eating balanced meals rich in carbohydrates, proteins, and healthy fats can provide the energy needed for maintaining ABC trekking. Sufficient rest and sleep are also vital for allowing the body to recover and adapt to the physical demands of trekking.

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness seems to occur if the height is more than 4,140 meters. To prevent altitude sickness, you are suggested to spend some days at lower altitudes or in the locations where you will be trekking. The amount of water that people drink and their avoidance of alcohol are another factor that determines liver health.

A few climbers, with permission, take acetazolamide capsules to prevent or relieve symptoms. One must be on the lookout for signs of being ill-adjusted to altitudes and instantly report any signs of this condition to the guide or group members. With the right preparation and consideration, modern trekking trips will be more secure, enjoyable, and settled within the mind-blowing Annapurna area.

Climbing Experience

An interesting trek to Annapurna Base Camp is loved by adventure lovers from all parts of the world. As you walk through the lush forests and terraced lands, admire the stunning snowy mountain peaks. The ABC trekking is not easy, but it is reachable for most people with moderate fitness levels. Local teahouses provide food and shelter, and the local community members contribute to making the experience more enjoyable. The best time to go is in spring and autumn for the clear skies. It is an adventure of a lifetime for those who want to experience the Himalayas.

Emergency and Evacuation

While trekking to Annapurna Base Camp, being ready for emergencies and familiarizing yourself with evacuation is very important. First of all, always keep a first aid kit in your car and also know how to use it. Ordinary disorders like blisters, small cuts, or altitude sickness can be managed with first aid. If you experience a bad situation, such as a head injury or altitude sickness, you must immediately call the local authorities or your trekking guide for help. They can help arrange the evacuation to a lower altitude or go to the medical facility if necessary.

It’s sensible to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation. Such coverage may pay for a helicopter evacuation when needed. It is also crucial that you keep updated with weather forecasts and all possible risks along the way. Always consult your guide and modify your itinerary if the situation turns dangerous. If prepared and informed, trekking in the Annapurna region will be safe and entertaining.

Kit and equipment

Here’s a basic list of kit and equipment you might need for the Annapurna Base Camp trek, categorized for hands, body, gear, foot, and other essentials:

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  • Lightweight gloves
  • Warm, waterproof gloves or mittens for higher altitudes


  • Thermal base layer
  • Insulating mid-layer
  • Down fleece jacket
  • Waterproof and windproof outer layer
  • Trekking pants (convertible pants are versatile)
  • Innerwear
  • Quick-drying t-shirts
  • Sun hat or cap
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Scarf for neck protection


  • Backpack (40-50 liters)
  • Sleeping bag (4-season rated for colder temperatures)
  • Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries
  • Water bottles or hydration system (2 litres capacity)
  • Personal first aid kit with basic medications
  • Crampons (for winter)


  • Sturdy, broken-in hiking boots with ankle support
  • Hiking socks (synthetic or wool)
  • Gaiters (optional but helpful for keeping fragments out of boots)


  • Sunscreen (high SPF)
  • Lip balm with SPF
  • Insect repellent
  • Toilet paper and hand sanitizer
  • Snacks and energy bars
  • Cash for purchasing items along the way
  • Personal toiletries and medications
  • Lightweight towel or washcloth
  • Camera or smartphone for capturing memories
  • Trekking permit and necessary documentation

Special training

No special training is mandatory for the Annapurna base camp hike, but it is advisable to mentally and physically prepare yourself. By doing activities such as walking, hiking, or jogging as much as possible, resistance and power can be gained as well. By taking advantage of the exercise to carry the backpack and thus get used to the weight, you can benefit as well. Legs, core, and upper body can be strengthened by squats, lunges, planks, and push-ups, which also benefit the human body.

The other option is to learn to walk on unbalanced surfaces, such as hills, and use the stairs climber machine. Mentally prepared using various methods like practical goals, mindfulness, and understanding the culture and ecology where the trek is done can be a better experience. Keeping yourself hydrated, having an equitable diet, and being grateful for enough sleep can also help you achieve a wonderful hike.

Best time to do Annapurna base camp trek 

The spring season is the best time to do the Annapurna base camp trek. This starts from the middle of March to May, while the autumn season between September and November is also equally good. These months have the most compatible weather factors, including clear skies, so the job becomes easier and more pleasurable for the trekkers. During the spring, you can only be sure of one thing, and that is the weather.

However, if you are lucky enough, you can walk in the mild weather and see the rhododendron forests blooming with many different kinds of flowers. The environment looks stunning. Autumn is the ideal season for walking due to the refreshing, bone-dry climate and admiring the wonderful alpine forests. From here, you can witness the amazing Machhapuchhre mountain snow valley, which is especially visible during spring and summer.

Monsoon time (June to August) and winter (December to February) bring significantly less suitability for a trek to Annapurna Base Camp. The trail conditions during the monsoon season and winter season vary as the trails become muddy and slippery during the peak of the monsoon, whereas in winter, it would be too cold, and there is a possibility of snow, which slows the speed of your trekking. The Winter season brings another type of unforeseen incident: the Annapurna base camp trek avalanche. Hence, you need to be prepared well for the season preference of the Annapurna base camp trek.

Weather Information

As we talk about the weather of the Annapurna Base Camp Area, the weather is unpredictable. The weather prediction also doesn’t match sometimes. As it is a mountain area, it will rain and snow at one time and will dry up in the meantime.

During the spring months of March to May, the weather is normally mild and pleasant, making it a popular time for trekking. Day temperatures can range from 15 to 20 degrees Celsius, while nighttime temperatures can drop to around 5 to 10 degrees Celsius. However, it’s essential to be prepared for occasional rain showers during this time.

The weather is also favorable for trekking in the autumn months of September to November. The skies are typically clear, offering stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Daytime temperatures can range from 15 to 20 degrees Celsius, while nighttime temperatures can drop to around 5 to 10 degrees Celsius.

During the winter, January and February, the temperature of the base camp drops to -15 to -17 degrees Celsius. In the daytime, it is around 5 to 10 degrees Celsius. As you ascend to more elevated altitudes during the Annapurna Base Camp trek, the weather becomes cooler and more unpredictable. At a height of around 4,130 meters (13,550 feet), temperatures can range from mild to sub-zero, especially at night.

To ensure a cozy stay, it’s essential to be prepared for cold conditions with insulated clothing and sleeping gear. Snowfall is possible, particularly during the winter months, adding to the picturesque beauty of the trek but requiring extra caution while crossing the trails. While the weather at Annapurna Base Camp can be difficult at times, with proper preparation and awareness of seasonal patterns, trekkers can experience the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas safely and enjoyably.

Permits for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

For the Annapurna Trek, you will be required to have two permits. Firstly, you need TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System). Then, you must have an ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit). Himalayan Masters will cover and obtain the permits for you. TIMS will cost around $ 20 and ACAP will cost around $ 30 per person.

Annapurna base camp trek accommodation and food during the trip

On the Annapurna base camp trek, there is nothing to worry about: accommodation and food. You will have the best place to stay and the best food. There are no five-star hotels like that on the route. You will be staying at teahouses. The teahouses have basic packages that include your food and bed.

The teahouse provides a good breakfast and dinner. You will be given Gurung bread, a famous bread made with love by the local people of the community. You will also have tea and hot water to keep you warm. For meals and dinner, you have a variety of options. Dal bhat, pizza, Momo, dumplings, spaghetti, and much more are available during the ABC trek.

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Regarding Annapurna base camp trek accommodation, each trekker will be provided with a blanket. Himalayan Masters will provide a complimentary sleeping bag to ensure a good night’s sleep.

Electricity and battery recharge, water during the trek

During your trek, it’s important to plan for electricity and battery recharge, as well as access to water. While Annapurna base camp hike in Nepal, especially in remote areas, electricity availability can be limited. Carrying portable chargers or power banks is advisable to keep your electronic devices powered up. Additionally, many tea houses along the trekking routes offer charging facilities for a fee.

Moreover, it’s worth noting that accommodations, such as guesthouses or tea houses, may have limited charging options. For example, in Sinuwa, you won’t find plugs and chargers in your room. Instead, these facilities are usually available in common areas, such as the kitchen, and are shared among all trekkers. Therefore, it’s wise to plan your device charging accordingly, considering the availability of charging points and the needs of other trekkers.

As for water, it’s essential to stay hydrated throughout your trek. Carrying a reusable water bottle and purifying tablets or a filtration system can help ensure access to safe drinking water during your journey. Himalayan Masters will provide complimentary water purification tablets for you.

Roads on the circuit and how to avoid them

To avoid roads on the circuit to Annapurna Base Camp, consider taking less-travelled trails and paths that are more scenic and less frequented by vehicles. Opt for the Annapurna base camp route, which is more remote and away from the main roads, where you can enjoy the natural beauty and calmness of the Annapurna base camp route.

Hiring a local guide friendly with the area can help you guide through the trails and avoid roads. They can also provide valuable insights into the local culture and customs, enhancing your trekking experience. It’s also advisable to plan your trek during the off-peak season when fewer tourists and vehicles are on the roads. This way, you can enjoy a more peaceful and authentic trekking experience in the stunning Annapurna region.

Alternative trekking routes

Yes, there are many alternative routes for the Annapurna Base Camp trek. You can choose a suitable route according to the days you want to trek and your budget. The most famous routes are:

Route 1: Kathmandu- Pokhara- Nayapul- Jhinu Danda- Chhomrong- Sinuwa- Bamboo- Dovan – Deurali- MBC- ABC

You can return from the same Annapurna base camp route.

Route 2: Kathmandu- Pokhara- Ghandruk – Chhomrong- Sinuwa- Bamboo- Dovan- Deurali – MBC- ABC

This route takes you through Ghandruk village, which is very popular for its Gurung Village. It is one of the most beautiful and biggest Gurung villages.

You can also choose the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour with Himalayan Masters. This tour is suitable for those who want to travel to the base camp quickly or may have physical problems trekking.

With Himalayan Masters

When you choose Himalayan Masters for your trekking adventure in Nepal, you’ll journey with experienced guides who know the region like the back of their hand. These guides are more than just knowledgeable about the trails and mountains. With their expertise, you can rest assured that your trek will be safe, enjoyable, and full of memorable moments.

Booking/Airport Pickup 

With Himalayan Masters, you have a dedicated support team to make the process smooth and stress-free. They’ll assist you in choosing the right trekking itinerary based on your choices and fitness level. One of the representatives will pick you up from the terminal and take you to the hotel in Kathmandu.

Support Team

The support team for the Annapurna Base Camp trek consists of experienced Himalayan guides and porters who are dedicated to ensuring the safety and comfort of trekkers throughout their journey. These seasoned experts possess a deep understanding of the Annapurna base camp route, weather conditions, and cultural characteristics of the region, allowing them to provide valuable assistance and guidance to trekkers.

Starting Point/Ending Point

Your Himalayan trekking adventure will start from Kathmandu. From Kathmandu, you’ll head to your trekking starting point, a small village, depending on your chosen itinerary. After days of trekking through stunning landscapes and reaching new heights, your journey will eventually end. You’ll return to Kathmandu, where you can relax and reflect on your incredible adventure before returning home.

A typical day on the Annapurna Trek

On the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, your day usually starts early with a good breakfast. Usually, you wake up at 7 in the morning and have breakfast, and at 8, you start your trek. Then, you begin your trek, walking through different landscapes like forests and rocky paths. Along the way, you see amazing views of mountains and waterfalls. You also pass by villages and meet local people, which is a great way to learn about their culture. You stop for lunch to rest and eat. In the afternoon, you continue trekking until you reach your accommodation for the night. There, you can relax, have dinner, and chat with other trekkers before bed. An Annapurna Base Camp trek guide will briefly discuss the next day’s trek.

Annapurna base camp trek cost

The Annapurna base camp trek cost can vary depending on several factors. The trek can cost between $800 to $1500 per person for a 7 to 14-day trek. This cost typically includes accommodation, meals, permits, and a guide/porter. However, budgeting for additional expenses such as travel insurance, trekking gear, tips, and any extra activities is essential.

The cost of the Annapurna Base Camp trek can also vary by season, with peak seasons like spring and autumn being more expensive than the monsoon season. To ensure safety and support during the trek, it’s advisable to book through a reputable trekking agency. Himalayan Masters has a one hundred per cent success rate in the Annapurna Base Camp trek.

Insurance for ABC trek

Travel insurance is necessary for the Annapurna Base Camp trek to protect against unexpected events. This insurance can cover medical emergencies, trip cancellations or interruptions, and even emergency evacuations if needed. It’s important to read the policy to understand what is carefully and isn’t covered.

Make sure the insurance covers high-altitude trekking and has provisions for helicopter rescues if necessary, as these can be crucial in remote areas like the Annapurna region. Many insurance providers offer specialized trekking insurance for such adventures, so compare different policies to find one that best suits your needs.

Additional expenses 

When planning the Annapurna Base Camp trek, it’s essential to consider additional expenses beyond the basic costs. The cost can include permits, accommodation, meals, and equipment. The Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) cards are mandatory and cost around $40-50 in total.

Accommodation along the trek can vary from $5 to $20 per night, depending on the quality and location. Meals can vary from $5 to $15 per meal, with prices increasing at higher altitudes. It’s advisable to budget around $25-30 per day for these additional Annapurna base camp trek cost, but it’s wise to carry extra for emergencies or unexpected expenses.


While trekking to the Annapurna Base Camp, travellers should know that there are no ATMs along the ABC trek route. It’s essential to carry sufficient cash in Nepalese Rupees to cover your expenses during the trek, including accommodation, food, and any additional services or items you might need. Some lodges along the route may accept card payments, but it’s always best to have cash as a backup. The only ATMs you will find are at Pokhara and Kathmandu, where you will be staying. So, you must bring Nepali cash with you.



How Hard Is Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

ABC trek begins from 1100 meters altitude and ends at 4140 meters altitude at the final destination Annapurna Base Camp. Because of its gradual increment, it does not disturb your health much. Our body can adjust to the change. The chance of exploring different kinds of flora and fauna is quite high since a significant part of the pathway lies in Annapurna Conservation Area.

The visitors can also experience ascending, descending, and walking on the straight (plain like) path. The green forest, rhododendron forest, hundreds of animals, and birds making their peculiar sounds attract your eyes and ears. Another memorable activity you can enjoy is swimming in the hot spring while returning back.

If comfort is what you seek, you are probably looking for Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour

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