Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 13 Days

The Annapurna Circuit is a trek within the Annapurna mountain range of central Nepal.The total length of the route varies between 160–230 km (100-145 mi), depending on where motor transportation is used and where the trek is ended. This trek crosses two different river valleys and encircles the Annapurna massif. The path reaches its highest point at Thorung La pass (5416m/17769 ft), touching the edge of the Tibetan plateau.

Practically all trekkers hike the route anticlockwise, as this way the daily altitude gain is slower, and crossing the high Thorong La pass is easier and safer. The mountain scenery, seen at close quarters includes the Annapurna Massif (Annapurna I-IV), Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, Pisang Peak, and Paungda Danda. Numerous other peaks of 6000-8000m in elevation rise from the Annapurna range. The trek begins at Besisahar or Bhulbhule in the Marshyangdi river valley and concludes in the Kali Gandaki Gorge. Besisahar can be reached after a seven-hour drive from Kathmandu.

Travel is the movement of people between relatively distant geographical locations, and can involve travel by foot, bicycle, automobile, train, boat, bus, airplane, or other means, with or without luggage, and can be one way or round trip. Travel can also include relatively short stays between successive movements.

The origin of the word “travel” is most likely lost to history. The term “travel” may originate from the Old French word travail, which means ‘work’. According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, the first known use of the word travel was in the 14th century.

It also states that the word comes from Middle English travailen, travelen (which means to torment, labor, strive, journey) and earlier from Old French travailler (which means to work strenuously, toil). In English we still occasionally use the words “travail”, which means struggle. According to Simon Winchester in his book The Best Travelers’ Tales (2004), the words “travel” and “travail” both share an even more ancient root: a Roman instrument of torture called the tripalium (in Latin it means “three stakes”, as in to impale).

Day 1
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m) takes about seven hours.

Arrival at pokhara. Evening at leisure.Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 2
Drive from Pokhara to ulleri

Having breakfast at pokhara drive to nayapool and trek start from Nayapool and lunch en route at banthanti from banthanti to ulleri .overnight at ulleri.

Day 3
Trek to ghorepani

trek to Ghorepani lunch en route .reach in Ghorerpani O/N at ghorepani

Day 4
Early trek to Poon Hill for Sunrise, Back to Ghorepani and Trek to Tadapani

Enjoy with the beautiful sun rise and panoramic view of Annapurna and Dhaulagari range. O/N at Tadapani.

Day 5
Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk takes about three hour

lunch in ghandruk.leisure in ghadruk and O/N at ghandruk.

Day 6
Trek Ghandruk to Bamboo

have the sightseen with the place and You descend a long, steep stone staircase into deep bamboo and rhododendron forests. It is then a short distance on a muddy trail to Bamboo Lodge (2340m.). Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 7
Trek from Bamboo to Deurali .

Trek gently ascends through bamboo forests with varieties of rhododendron and oak trees. O/N at Deurali

Day 8
Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp

you can enjoy the view of Mount Hiunchuli , Annapurna South , Annapurna I , Annapurna III , Gangapurna and Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail . you can see the panoramic views of several Himalayan peaks. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 9
Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Dovan

You will trek from Himalayan Hotel to Dovan. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 10
Trek from Dovan to Jhinudanda

The path is a gradual descend up to a Bamboo passing through forests with varieties of rhododendron, oaks and bamboo.From the town you walk down for 20 minutes to reach Hot Spring at the bank of the Modi Khola. You can unwind yourself at the hot springs. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 11
Trek from Jhinudanda to Pothana

After short trek, you will be at Landruk . Now the trail gently ascends to Tolka and then to Bherikharka. From here, the trail goes steeply up to Deurali which offers romantic views of different mountain peaks. Now, the trail gradually descends to Pothana passing through a forest of oaks. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 12
Trek from Pothana and reach at Dhampus Phedi and drive to Pokhara.

The trail gently descends to Dhampus, a village mainly inhabited by Gurungs. Now you trek through flat terrace for some distance and steeply descend to Dhampus Phedi. You will drive from Dhampus Phedi to Pokhara. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 13
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

On the way you will head up to Damauli, Dumre, Mugling and Kurintar, where Nepal’s first cable car joins the Manakamana Temple.O/N at hotel kathmandu.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.

Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. 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. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What trekking equipment is needed when trekking in Annapurna base camp?

Heavyweight gloves or hat with a waterproof shell outer. Down vest and/or jacket (optional) Fleece or wool trousers/pants and sticks. Trekking/Hiking boots with spare laces.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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Trip Facts

  • 1-12 people
  • Moderate