Annapurna Base Camp Trek – Best 12 days Trek in Annapurna

Annapurna Base Camp Trek 

Rare are the places endowed with so many diverse landscapes as Annapurna region and this trek is especially designed to let you experience the totality of what this region has to offer. Annapurna Base Camp trek also known as ABC trek is one of the most popular trekking destination and there aren’t many trekking routes that bring you close to the base of many tallest mountains in a short period of time as this one does. This trek is usually concluded in 12 days.

Annapurna Base camp
Annapurna Base camp trekking 

Annapurna base camp trek encapsulates both the natural and cultural riches of this region and thus more of a complete package leading into immensely satisfying experience for our visitors. Nepal’s largest protected area, “Annapurna Conservation Area”, covering 7,629 km2 (2,946 sq. mi) lies in the Annapurna range of the Himalayas across the districts of Manang, Mustang, Kaski, Myagdi and Lamjung. This trek will take you from lower elevation to the highest, i.e. Thorang La Pass and throughout your journey, you will encounter small Gurung villages with terraced rice paddies, lush green rhododendron forests, pine and maple trees, deep gorges, high altitude landscapes whilst magnificent Mt. Annapurna watches over throughout your journey.

Annapurna Base camp trek
Sunrise in Machhapuchree himal from Annapurna base camp

The astounding view of Machhapuchhre, Himchuli, Lamjung Himal, Fang, Annapurna I, II, III, Annapurna South and Gangapurna will be an amazing treat to the lucky ones who venture out in this part of the Himalayas. Once you reach the base camp (4,130m), you will be in a very good vantage point to savor the panorama around you and that will be the perfect climax to your wonderful journey.  

March, April, May, September, October, November would be the most ideal time to do this trek. Also, some tourists do travel this region during the months of December and January as well (depending upon snow level). Although, it is advisable to contact us  to make sure which lodges are open during winter. Almost all the lodges in this region are well equipped and provide varieties of food (from rice and lentils to pizza) and beverages depending upon your taste.

Annapurna base camp trek
Snowy trail of Annapurna base camp

Some people say ABC trek is shorter and less intense version of EBC trek, where instead of circumnavigating the mountains, this trek takes you to the base camp. ABC trek deserves to be on everyone’s bucket list, for this trek will leave a beautiful imprint in lives of all those who tread on it’s trail.


Trek Venture Nepal airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu displaying Trek Venture Nepal signboard outside the airport terminal. You shall be transferred to your respective hotel in private tourist vehicle.

Overnight at hotel. No meals included.

After a delicious breakfast in the hotel, at 8.30 am, you will start city tour around the valley with professional tour guide. You will visit one of the most important Hindu temple of Lord Shiva in the world, located on the bank of Bagmati river. Then after Pashupatinath it comes another World Heritage Site, it is Boudhanath Stupa which is also regarded as the oldest and holy place for Buddhism. It was built in 5th century. We will have our lunch in Boudhanath with a beautiful view of big standing stupa in front of us. And after that, we will drive to Kathmandu Durbar Square which is rich in famous pagoda style temples in Nepal. There you can see the only living goddess Kumari on her home which is along the entrance of square. We will return to our hotel around 3 pm and will prepare for the trek.

Overnight in hotel. Breakfast included

Trek Venture Nepal staff will receive you from your respective hotel at 6.30 am and take you to the tourist bus station. The bus journey will start after an hour with offering a beautiful view of hills and rivers. Beautiful city in the band of Phewa lake with panoramic views of first glimpse of Annapurna and Machapuchare which is seen like a tail of a fish in the north, Manaslu in the east and Dhaulagiri in the west.

Overnight in Hotel. Breakfast included

Early morning Drive to Nayapul for 4.5 hours in a public bus to syalli bazar and there begins our first steps of the trek slowly ascending to Ghandruk village through the Rhododendron forest and forests of oak. After 3 hours of short trek alongside Modi river, you will encounter with a view of Annapurna and Machapuchare after you get to Ghandruk.
Overnight in Tea house. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Ghandruk to Chhomrong trek distance is 9.8 kilometers / 6 miles. It takes 5 to 6 hours to reach Chhomrong via Kimrong danda, This will provide you pleasant scenic beauty as well as peace of mind.
Overnight in tea house. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

After breakfast, we will start our trek descending down to Chomrong river and gently start to ascend to Khuldighar which is at 2,380 m. The route will slowly leads to clearing the dense forest of oak and pine trees until we reach Himalaya Hotel at altitude of 2920 m.
Overnight in Tea house. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

Today trial climbs through Deurali and then Machapuchare on the way to Annapurna Base camp where you will encounter many mountains and probably also snow in to the way of Annapurna Base Camp. It will take 2/3 hours depends to get to Annapurna Base Camp. After you reach to Annapurna Base Camp, you will feel the real meaning of Annapurna Sanctuary as you see you will be in the middle of big Himalayas on Annapurna surrounding you from all sides.
Overnight in Tea house. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

We follow the same trail down today. The trail drops by 1,700 m to the bank of Modi Khola to Bamboo at 2,345 m where there are a few teahouse/lodges available to stay at
Overnight in Tea house. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

We follow the same trail until Chomrong. The trail continues through rhododendron and bamboo fields. From Chomrong, the trail descends very steeply to the Jhinu, where we can bath in natural hot springs on the bank of Modi river.
Overnight in Tea house. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included

From Jhinu we walk at the right side of Modi Khola for 4.5 hrs to Birethanti which can be considered one of the best and the most relaxing walks of the entire trek. We reach Nayapul. Then an hour drive will take us back to beautiful Pokhara city.
Overnight in Hotel. Breakfast included

We will be driving back to Kathmandu in the morning.
If you are interested in extending the trip, there are many options such as Chitwan jungle safari, river rafting adventure, Kathmandu shopping tour, mountain biking and other activities.
In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances
Overnight in Hotel. Breakfast included

The trip ends today. Trek Venture Nepal airport representative will drop you at the international airport in Kathmandu for your flight departure from Nepal.

Price Includes

  • Pickups and drop-offs from airport/hotel
  • Accommodation in 3 star or any equivalent hotel in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation at Teahouse/Lodge during the trek
  • All three meals (BLD) per day during the trek/climb
  • Wages, lodging, accommodation, insurance and meals for the guide and porter
  • Professional, well-trained and multilingual guide
  • Strong, experienced and capable porter
  • Domestic flights ticket as well as airport taxes
  • All taxes (government and local), necessary paper works and permits
  • First-aid kit
  • Complimentary trekking map for the group
  • Extra porters (if need be) to carry all camping supplies during the trek
  • Trek permits, TIMS card and required trek documents
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
  • Trekking completion certificate as a memento to all our valued guests
  • Welcome and farewell Nepalese Traditional dinner
  • Company T-shirt or Jumper

Price Excludes

  • Visa fees
  • Travel and Emergency Helicopter Evacuation Insurance
  • Meals( Lunch & Dinner) & other expenses during Kathmandu( breakfast included at Hotel)
  • Any types of bottled/boiled water, soft drinks or Alcoholic drinks during trek
  • Personal expenses like hot shower, laundry, unforeseen cost due to bad weather, flooding, landslide, urgent helicopter evacuation, etc.
  • Trekking gears and clothing
  • Tips for guide, driver and porter
  • Climbing gears & personal Equipment
  • Any other expenses not listed above.

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek – Best 12 days Trek in Annapurna

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