Annapurna Base Camp Trek: An Exceptional Experience

Hotel, Lodge and Tea house
Annapurna Region
65 km ~
Start / End Point
Ghandruk or Matque/Jhinudanda
6 Nights 7 Days
Max. Altitude
Meals Included
Group Size
Nature of Trek
Tea house trek
Best Season
March-May / August-November
Trip Code
Activity Per Day
5-6 hrs
Jeep / bus

Annapurna Base Camp Trek: An Exceptional Experience Overview

The refreshing 9 days itinerary for the Annapurna base camp trek is a classic journey in the beautiful Annapurna region. You can enjoy all the best features and aspects of the region in a pleasant manner. With a maximum elevation of 4,130 meters, Annapurna Base Camp Trek is equally famed and astounding as the Everest base camp trek. The amazing Annapurna base camp trekking incorporates a pleasing walk through varied landscapes and traditional human settlements as you see the true beauty of this Himalayan nation. You will be making a fantastic journey to the base camp of the tenth-highest mountain in the world. You will be enjoying the many spectacular sights of the Annapurna Mountains along with the breathtaking scenery. You can also experience the unique traditions of the people. It really is a grand adventure blended together with natural beauty and cultural riches.

Trek Highlights.
    • Stunning views of the Annapurna range that includes Annapurna I and Annapurna South, along with Machapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, and Hiunchuli, among others.
    • Enjoy the vista of the Himalayas at an altitude of 4130 meters.
    • Pass through some beautiful small villages, green forests, suspension bridges, and fast-flowing streams.
    • Spend some quality time in the natural hot water pool at Jhinu Danda(a small mountain) after the base camp trek.
    • Encounter some ancient gompas, stupas, monasteries, and temples.
    • Familiarize yourself with the culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the Nepali communities and the rich biodiversity of the Annapurna Sanctuary.


Annapurna Base Camp Trek Route

While the Annapurna Base Camp trek mostly comprises the well-known route, it also includes an off-the-beaten-track. There are many tracks that one can take to reach the Annapurna Base Camp and as such, it can be difficult to identify the right path without guide porters.

As the trail is moderately difficult, you can also come across some unforeseen circumstances. We highly recommend you hire a guide who has been an experienced trekker before and has good contact with the locals. With the help of a guide, you can enjoy the trek without any difficulties or problems.

An Exceptional Experience.

What makes this trek exceptional is that it can be combined with other treks such as Annapurna Base Camp Trek Via Poon Hill, Ghandruk village Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, and Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. Scenic beauty coupled with the friendliness of the villagers on the way, this trek is bound to be in your memories forever. As you hike on this route, you’ll go through rhododendron forests, cultural villages, lush green hills, rocky slopes, ridges, and steep ascents.

Furthermore, You’ll hike through the villages of Chomrong, Sinwa, Dovan, and Deurali as you explore their customs and traditions. The villagers will greet you kindly and treat you with warmth. Their hospitality also further elevates your experience. With such a combination, this trek can be categorized as one of the best treks in Nepal.

Annapurna Base Camp Weather and Temperature.

During the spring season, the Annapurna Base Camp trail has warm weather with blossoming flowers and verdant trees. It offers the rhododendron forests in full bloom along with a view of the mountains unhindered by clouds. It is considered the second-best season to trek after autumn. The spring season lasts from March to May. The average temperature during the day is 14-20 degree celsius whereas the temperature dwindles up to 2 degrees celsius at night.

The summer season brings rainfall to the trail. So, this season is also called the off-season but, some trekkers opt to go trekking this time of the year. More than 100 types of flowers bloom during this season, the valley looks green, colorful, and amazing totally different compared to other seasons. The paths can get muddy and slippery while clouds mostly conceal the views of the mountains. The months of June, July, and mid-August have this weather.

The autumn season is considered the best season to trek in the Annapurna region. It is because this season provides some spectacular views of the mountains along with the pleasant weather. It might get somewhat chilly at night, but it’s warm during the day. The average temperature during this season ranges from 6-2 degrees celsius on the day and the temperature plunges up to -9 degrees celsius at night.


Is travel insurance required for the 09 Days Annapurna trek?

The trail goes through some remote areas of Nepal and constitutes some exhausting ascents and steep descents. That is why having travel insurance is highly recommended. If you plan to go trekking by yourself, you must have travel insurance as it is mandatory for issuing a permit.

However, if you organize a trek with us, we can arrange the trip without having high-altitude travel insurance. That said, we suggest you have travel insurance in your home country before arriving in Nepal. 

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek: An Exceptional Experience

  1. day 1

    Drive Pokhara – Nayapul – Matque and Trek to Chhomrong

    Driving Hours 3 Hrs
    Highest Altitude 2170 m / 7117 ft
    Trek Duration 4 hrs

    After breakfast in the early morning, we'll drive from our hotel to Nayapul. It is the place where we do ACAP permit check-in. After that, we take a Jeep ride to Jhinudanda, where we begin our trek. We have to cross the 287 m-long bridge of Kimron Khola. After that, we ascend all the way to reach the Chhomrong village of the Gurung ethnic community with a lot of beautiful lodges. Also this place offers majestic mountain views from your lodge windows. Overnight spend at Chhomrong.

      • Overnight stay at beautiful lodge
      • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  2. day 2

    Chhomrong to Dovan

    Highest Altitude 2,600m/8,528 ft
    Trek Duration 6 hrs

    From Chhomrong, we walk towards Dovan. We go through forests, rocky slopes, and thickets of bamboo. We pass through a village Sinwa and  Bamboo. Finally, after trekking for five hours in the day, we will reach Dovan, where we spend the night.

      • Overnight stay at Tea House
      • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  3. day 3

    Dovan to Machhapuchhre Base Camp MBC

    Highest Altitude 3700 m / 12140 ft
    Trek Duration 6 hrs

    From Dovan, we ascend further passing through Himalaya, Hinku cave, and Deurali. We hike through the remote valley as the beautiful mountains surround us. After 6 hours of hike, we finally reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp. We’ll spend the night at a lodge there at an altitude of 3,700 meters.

      • Overnight stay at Tea House
      • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  4. day 4

    Machhapuchhre Base Camp MBC to Annapurna Base Camp ABC

    Highest Altitude 4130m / 13546 ft
    Trek Duration 3 hrs

    On the fourth day, we will take 2 hrs short hike up to Annapurna base camp and explore the Annapurna base camp for the full day. overnight at ABC or Deurali, depends on your wish and condition.

      • Overnight stay at Tea House
      • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  5. day 5

    Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) to Dovan

    Highest Altitude 2600 m / 8528 ft
    Trek Duration 6 hrs

    Today, we trek back to Dovan as we took the same path to reached ABC.

      • Overnight stay at Tea House
      • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  6. day 6

    Dovan to Jhinu Danda Hot Spring

    Highest Altitude 1,780m / 6,393ft
    Trek Duration 6-7 hrs

    Today after breakfast we continue our trek to Jhinu Dada. The place is a famous village that also has a lovely hot spring where we can take a bath. We will spend the night in the village.

      • Overnight stay at Hotel 
      • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  7. day 7

    Jhinu Danda to Siwai and Drive back to Pokhara.

    Driving Hours 2.5 hours Jeep
    Highest Altitude 1,780m / 6,393ft
    Trek Duration 2 hrs

    From Jhinu Danda, we trek to Siwai, which takes about 2 to 3 hours. From there, we take a Jeep/ Bus ride to Pokhara, which will take approximately 3 hours.

    • Overnight at Hotel

      • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch)


    • Transportation (Kathmandu-Pokhara) by delux tourist coach. 
    • Pokhara to Nayapul -Mokthe & at the end of the trek back from Mokthe to Pokhara by Jeep.
    • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, and Tea/ Coffee).
    • Tea House Accommodation during the trek.
    • Professional English-speaking, Eco Trained trekking guide his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine, transportation, etc.
    • Porter (One porter for two trekkers, salary, transportation, insurance, equipment, food, and lodging included.
    • Equipment: Sleeping Bag, Rain Coat & Trekking Poles (Return after the trek).
    • All Legal Documents (ACAP)TIMS, Permit, etc.
    • Dry fruits along the trek.
    • Tourist service charge, VAT, TAX, etc.


  •  Extra night accommodation, meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara due to early arrival or late departure, early return from the trek.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).
  • Tips and gratuities for guide and porter
  • Additional costs or delays caused by management out of control like landscape,  bad weather conditions, in case of itinerary modification with a view to a safety concern, illness,  change of government policy, political instability raises strike, moment, etc.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in including section.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Map

everest base camp trek map

What is the cost of Trekking the Annapurna Base Camp?

The cost may vary according to the package you choose and it also depends on the travel agency you are planning your trek with. Different travel agencies have different package structures.

North Nepal Travel and Treks, We offer the ultimate Annapurna Base Camp Trek package for USD $400 which includes all the costs of food, accommodation, permits, guides, porters, and more.

Permit Requirements for the ABC trek

As the trekking destination is inside the Annapurna Conservation Area, it requires a permit from the Nepal government for tourists. You need to have a TIMS card and ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit) which you can receive at the Tourism Information Center in Pokhara. For issuing the permit, you need to bring the following documents:

  • Passport
  • Insurance
  • 2 photographs (pp-size)

We can provide permits and essential documents if you contact us before arriving in Nepal. It is important to know that a TIMS card and permits are only valid for a single entry. If you want to enter the area again, you need to issue another TIMS card and permit.  


How to prepare for the Annapurna Base Camp 9 Days Trek?

Our services will make your trek a lot more convenient, and time-saving and you do not have to worry about various provisions. We will manage all the required trekking equipment as well as food and accommodation., guides, and porters. That said, you need to carry some of the equipment such as:

  • A backpack for carrying various items.
  • Smartphone: Smartphones can be really handy for the purpose of navigation using navigation apps, or you can also carry a trekking map.
  • Water filters or some water purifying tablets: It can save some money for your travel. You can use the spring water for drinking using the purification tablets.
  • Sleeping Bag: You should definitely carry a small sleeping bag for you as the temperature at higher altitudes will be very cold and the blankets in the tea houses are not enough.
  • Hiking shoes, socks, a towel, and a stick
  • Warm and Light Jackets, yoga pants
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm, lotion, Cap, tissues, Sanitizer, and so on.


Food and Accommodation during 9 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek

We will manage all your requirements for food and accommodations. The accommodation will be quite simple at higher altitudes. You will be staying in the tea houses and they also offer the facility of hot showers. In Pokhara, you can choose to stay in any kind of hotel or guest house. We can also book the hotels and guest houses for you as per your demand.

You can choose from a wide variety of meals during the trek which includes continental, Chinese, Indian, etc. At higher altitudes, you will be served typical Nepali food most of the time which includes plain rice, dal, bhat, momo, and more. You can choose to have some extra drinks or beverages on your own.


Why should you choose us as your travel companion?

We, North Nepal Travel and Treks are one of the certified and reputed travel companies in Pokhara and all over Nepal. Our team consists of individuals who are familiar with the locals and the cultural complexities of the area. Moreover, our guides and porters are well acquainted with the trekking trails and the accommodations of the area. If you trek or travel with us, you will have the support of guides that can manage better food and accommodation facilities for you. Even in the high season when it can be difficult to find rooms in lodges, we can assure you that our local connection can facilitate a great trekking experience.

Your health and safety will be our top priority while trekking with us. During the trek, there are always chances of bad situations like accidents, sickness at high altitudes, and so on. Our trained and professional guides can handle any kind of bad situation effectively and efficiently.


You decide what is best & we’ll take care of the rest

  1. The itinerary mentioned is a standard guideline. It can be readily modified according to your needs and requirements.
  2. The cost of the trek can also be changed according to your group size, needs, and time boundary.
  3. You can easily add additional activities to the Itinerary. You just have to let us know before confirming the trip.
  4. This trip can also start in the capital city of Kathmandu. You have to let us know if you want to begin there. In that case, the Itinerary will extend by a few days. Consequently, the cost will also increase.
  5. The addition or removal of activities will increase or decrease the cost of the trip respectively. This will be done through mutual understanding between the agency and the client(s).

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek: An Exceptional Experience Company Reviews


Unforgettable trek to Annapurna Base camp through North Nepal Treks

Amazing host - Mohan, Awesome guide - Bipin and very supportive porter Basanta - provided great support to us in our 7 day trek to Annapurna Base Camp. From booking the rooms in Kathmandu to booking to and fro flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu and everything during the trek was arranged very nicely. Bipin and Basanta made sure we were well taken care of during the entire duration of the trek to Annapurna base camp.
Always smiling and putting the needs of customer before their own.
Five stars to North Nepal Treks.

Saravanan A

Amazing ABC Trek, responsible tour guide

We went to Pokhara in November 2019 for a visit and decided to book a trip to ABC with North Nepal Travels & Treks. Our guide was Neeraj, who was very thoughtful and took care of all our needs. He was knowledgeable of the surrounding mountains and Nepali traditions. The porter was also very helpful and nice. Both of them were very friendly so that 6 days of trekking with them were very enjoyable. Thank you so much for the memorable trip.

Highly recommend to all friends!


Kudos to North Nepal Tours

I had the most amazing experience with my siblings, recently completing the ABC trek. The trek was organized by Mohan Raj Bhandari if North Nepal Tours. We had a wonderful team of sherpas and a guide who ensured that we were comfortable and enjoyed our trek. Mohan personally co-ordinated and made us feel at home both during the Trek and our stay at Pokhara. Mohan has been very patient and professional in handling and responding to all our queries before and during the trek. Grateful for making our experience a memorable one.

Anu NZ

Unbelievable Pokhara Trek

I did my Annapurna base camp trek with these guys!
Such good people. I made close friends with Ananda who took me on a tour around his home village!
He introduced me to his family, bought me some traditional Momos and gave me a insight into real Nepal life. Such a special experience!!!!

Lewis F

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