A family trekkers approaching annapurna base camp
Diverse yet alluring Trekking trail of Nepal

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Diffculty Level: Moderate 
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Best Time: Mar-May | Sep-Dec
  • Activity: Trekking
  • Max. Altitude: 4130m


  • 360-degree Panoramic view of Himalayan Range.
  • Beautiful waterfalls, Bamboo forest, Rhododendron and oak trees
  • Glacier around Annapurna Base Camp 
  • Crossing numerous streams and terraces 
  • Trails of Stone staircase
  • Gurung ethnic villages

Knit the stupendous travel tale around an abode of the world’s 10th tallest mountain Mt. Annapurna 8091m, and its surrounding magnificence. Annapurna Base Camp Trek, a Diverse yet alluring Trek in Nepal. The mystical land of mother nature, a picture of heaven higher than the clouds. Amid the purest Himalayas, the true sanctuary trail.

Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) protects the natural beauty and endangered flora and fauna of this trail. The chirping sound of birds, the peaceful whisper of a cool breeze, and rushing streams and waterfalls within the serene inspire travelers to walk along.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek also known as Annapurna Sanctuary is unique and unmatched in terms of its natural beauty. Starting from the hiking route of the Ghandruk village trail, these 14 days take you on Poon Hill Hike (3210 meters) for the sight of massive mountains. Annapurna South, Neelgiri, Himchuli, Gangapurna, and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) on the morning sunray look spectacular.

Moreover, Yolo Hike specializes in providing impeccable hospitality and quality services. Our Team and Trekking guide will assist you in every step you take for your achievement.

Embarking Trail Heads

Annapurna Base Camp trail has many trailheads. Trekkers can start their journey from different places. Some of the famous trailheads are Tikhedhunga, Hile, and Ulleri. Usual trekking starts from Tikhedhunga near Birethanti. Trekkers reach the trekking embarkment point from a drive or flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and take on a jeep.

Along with the Versatile Annapurna Trail

During your Trek to Annapurna Base Camp, you will pass through the small settlements of Tadapani, Himalaya, Sinuwa, and Chhomrung, leading you to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC) and Annapurna Base Camp (ABC).

During the first half, the trail takes you to the natural vegetation of golden grassy meadows, cascading hills, numerous waterfalls, and an authentic village trail. The enticing panoramic view of the mountains slowly pops up and will hypnotize you.

This trail is also among the developed ones, the Tea House provides the facilities of Food and Accommodation including a Hot Shower and common bathroom in possible areas. One of the common foods available is Dal Bhat, consume it and walk fit.

In the second half, traverse over the ball of a mountain, you feel overwhelmed by the scenery of mountains at 360 degrees (panorama) in a sanctuary. The trekkers are supposed to hike 6 to 7 hours each day on a moderate to difficult terrain which needs a minimum level of fitness, training, and preparation.

Tips: Stay hydrated during your walk and carry a water purification bottle or tablets to purify the water available in the trail sources.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is a beauty of versatility. You will experience mountain valleys, green lush forests, grassy meadows, and tranquil environments. While returning from the camp, you will traverse through Jhinu Danda where you can experience the hot springs and release your frost.

As we return home, we will depart with a sincere sense of gratitude for this opportunity to see the spectacular sanctuary. The Annapurna Sanctuary is said to be the place where all of mother earth's gratitude unites. It has witnessed human civilization praying and crying with open souls. It has seen us and will see the generation after us as a trend and pouring nothing but love and admiration.

Always be aware of the symptoms of Altitude sickness (AMS) and walk slowly and on pace while approaching high altitudes.

Machhapuchhre Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp

Annapurna, the first-ever climbed mountain in the world, is the oldest trail. Machhapuchhre summit, on the other hand, no human steps have stepped till now. These two Base Camps are the major attraction visited in a single day as travelers hike up from Deurali. Passing by a wooden bridge, rocky terrains, and crossing rivers and streams, MBC welcomes you, the glowing Annapurna range and Machhapuchre Himal from Machhapuchre Base Camp are pleasing. Trekkers can have lunch in one of a few Tea houses and walk for 2.5 hours more to reach ABC. As you reach ABC, you will be greeted by the welcome Board adorned with prayer flags.

Always make sure you follow the responsibility as a tourist, and respect the culture and locals.

You can see Mount Annapurna I from the base to the top like no other highest mountain can be seen. The Grounds seem like sculptures of glaciers. There are very few tea houses and chortens for prayers. Mount Annapurna is believed as the mother goddess of Harvest. Hindus and Buddhists tie the prayer flags that provide highlights in this sanctuary of ABC. The travelers can be seen skiing in the season of snow. Another fact of beauty is that many travelers choose a Helicopter to visit Annapurna, and we can see many of them.

Matter of fact, travelers will feel dizzy and have quite a headache while you increase the altitude of Machhapuchhre (3,700 meters) and Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 meters).

Who should book this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp package is ideal for you if you are looking for a multi-ethnic community. You can experience a wide range of Flora and Faunas with magnificent mountain views. The trail is a moderate difficulty for the trekkers and completely doable for anyone with physical capability and no serious health issues but make sure to have travel insurance as a rescue in case of Natural disasters.

Annapurna offers abundant pristine and unique structures of the mountain and this is one of the oldest trails with a natural intensity that no other area in the world can compete. ABC trek also takes you a maximum altitude of 4,130 meters making it easier than another route in Annapurna such as Annapurna Circuit Trek.

If you are looking to experience Mountain Base Camp, 360 views of the wide Himalayan range, experience variety of natural vegetation, and one of the most comfortable and budget-friendly routes, this must be on your bucket list. Check the Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary for a detailed overview. This trek can also be achieved with a short 7 days itinerary and a 11 days itinerary depending upon the duration and length trekkers choose

Tips: Do not forget to add a sleeping Bag to your packing list for a comfortable experience and choose the best time (season of the year), and not miss any mysteries of the journey

You can send us your customized preferences, get your Annapurna Base Camp Trek cost, and plan your budget. Matter of fact, the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and TIMS card as essential to trek ABC and require Agency, also the Guides and Porters are the keys to the success of your Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Contact us for Booking.


  • Altitude1310m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsWelcome Dinner

Our office reps will be on standby with our vehicle to receive you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu, and our signboard will be displaying Yolo Hikes outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel. This will be your first overnight in the ancient valley of temples (probably the most in the world) in the capital city of ancient Kathmandu.

  • Altitude822m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast

This drive makes up most of the morning as you cruise through a highly scenic highway with so much to see right from the windows of your bus…and your plane if you were to fly, leaving much of the afternoon to explore the various sites in the lovely lake city of Pokhara.

Pokhara is a tourist's paradise full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhists and Hindus along with mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Stay overnight at the hotel.

  • Altitude1400m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After 2 hours drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, you will start trekking to Hile(1400m.) via Birethanti (1065m). Where you will see the sublime scenery of green forest and hear the noise of streams and mingling with villagers. which takes about four and a half hours. Overnight at lodge.

  • Altitude2800m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

To begin your trek, you could ascend steeply for the early 2 hours to Ulleri (2070m.) and then ascend gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti, these are Magar villages of much substance, haul up for some time to interact with the local folks and enjoy a cup of tea. On the way, you can view the Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail peak at (6997m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.) and Annapurna (7219m) south. Stay overnight at the lodge.

  • Altitude3180m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We do an Early morning trip to Poonhill (3232m.) to enjoy the sunrise from where we get breathtaking views of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks. The views here are simply stunning and give you some great pictures. After breakfast, trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (2650m.). Stay overnight at the lodge.

  • Altitude2675m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

It is an easy descent all the way through rhododendron, oak, and other kinds of dense forests. You can hear the chirping of various birds on the way. This is one of the popular destinations for bird lovers. And slightly descend steeply to the Kimron Khola (1700m.). Chomrong is a gateway to the Annapurna Sanctuary trek and is inhabited by the Gurung ethnic tribe who inhabit this area the most. Stay overnight at the lodge.

  • Altitude2340m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Leaving Chomrong, the trail descends on a stone staircase and crosses the Chomrong Climbing further on a rocky trail (beware of the stinging nettles) you reach three hotels at Sinuwa, at 2350m check post. 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 the lodge.

  • Altitude3230m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You trek gently and ascend through bamboo forests with varieties of rhododendron and oak trees. The first town you reach is Dovan (2630m.) where there are few lodges and campsites. Now you pass through a muddy trail that traverses high above the river. It takes approximately twenty minutes to reach Deurali (3230m.) Stay overnight at the lodge.

  • Altitude3820m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This is one of the places where you can enjoy the view of Mount Hiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South (7229m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna III (7555m.), Gangapurna (7454m.) and Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.). The path follows through the alpine forest. After a short trek, you begin to approach Annapurna Base Camp (4130m.). From here, you can see the panoramic views of several peaks which are all so clear. The views hereabouts will give you so clear pictures that will linger in your memories for as long as it takes. Stay overnight at the lodge. we reckon this will take about four hours.

  • Altitude2630m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Morning sunrise view and panoramic Annapurna mountain range and glacier around the ABC. Now you trek through the Himalayan Hotel to Sinuwa. Stay overnight at the lodge.

  • Altitude1750m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The path is a descent up to lower Sinuwa passing through forests with varieties of rhododendron, oaks, and bamboo plants. The trail goes steeply up to the Chhomrong river. We trek gradually descending to the Chomrong Khola and go up a stone staircase that you think will never end for almost an hour until we reach Chomrong. The last part of the trail is steeply down to Jhinudanda. From the town, you walk down for 20 minutes to get Hot Spring at the bank of the Modi Khola. You can unwind at the hot springs and pamper your body with a hot bath. Stay overnight at the lodge.

  • Altitude1800m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The first part of the trek is decent most of the way. Here you find beautiful waterfalls. Beyond this town, the trail descends gently crossing numerous streams and terraces. To Saulibazzar follow the Modi river and in a few hours, you will reach Nayapul. All have fresh lunch there and happily drive back to Pokhara by private transport. After reaching Pokhara you have a relaxing time in Pokhara.

  • Altitude822m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast and Farewell Dinner

While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, we head up to Damauli, Dumre, Mugling, and Kurintar where Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach Manakamana Temple, this is a temple where most Nepalese come to have their wishes granted before leaving home or getting married. Reach Kathmandu after 6 hours and rest and relaxation in the Kathmandu hotel. and farewell dinner at Kathmandu with the manager of Yolo Hikes and share the great experience. Overnight at Kathmandu hotel.

  • AltitudeN/A
  • AccommodationN/A
  • MealsBreakfast

The trip concludes here and our airport representative will drop you at the Kathmandu International Airport for your connecting flight departure from Nepal. It was a pleasure serving you at YOLO HIKES and we do hope the relationship developed between us will extend to further visits to this amazing country of Nepal in the years ahead. We would like to wish you all the best and a safe journey home.

Trip map

What's Included
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by Tourist Bus
  • Private transportation from Pokhara - Nayapul - Pokhara
  • Two nights accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Two nights accommodation with breakfast in Pokhara
  • Accommodation in a Tea House in the Trekking area
  • All standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)during the trek
  • Government-licensed trek leader (guide), an assistant trekking guide for 12 or more trekkers. 1 Porter for every two Travelers.
  • Guide and Porter's salary, food, and accommodation
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) fee
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee
  • All government, local taxes, and official expenses
  • Souvenir - Yolo Hike T-shirt
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Farewell Dinner at the end of the trek in Kathmandu
What's Excluded
  • International flight airfare
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple entries on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport- (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50, and 90 days- $100-110)
  • Excess baggage charges (Limit is 9 kg per person)
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Tea / Coffee and Hot water
  • Extra night accommodation, meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara due to early arrival or late departure, and early return from the trek.
  • Personal like shopping and bar bills.
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel Insurance has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation along with medical coverage
  • Tips for Guides and Porters
  • Additional costs due to delays caused by unforeseen circumstances outside company control like landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc

Dates & Availability

Start DateStart DateSeptember 02, 2024End DateEnd DateSeptember 15, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS$1030
Start DateStart DateSeptember 12, 2024End DateEnd DateSeptember 25, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS$1030
Start DateStart DateSeptember 20, 2024End DateEnd DateOctober 03, 2024StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS$1030


  • Q1. How are the Tea Houses and Lodges in Annapurna base camp trek?

    Since 1970, the number of trekkers and mountaineers on the Annapurna trail has expanded dramatically, resulting in significant improvements in housing. In the tea houses and lodges, there are many lovely, cozy, and well-furnished rooms available, as well as a fantastic food menu and excellent service. 

  • Because you'll be trekking over 3000 meters, there's a chance you'll acquire altitude sickness. It is up to the individual to determine how they will react to altitude, regardless of their fitness or experience. As a result, it's a good idea to familiarize yourself with altitude sickness and its symptoms ahead of time. Before embarking on the hike, speak with a doctor about high-altitude illness.

  • The best time to go on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is during the dry seasons of autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May). During these months, the weather is typically clear and dry, which makes for the best trekking conditions. The monsoon season (June to August) is generally not a good time to go on the trek due to the risk of landslides and heavy rain.

  • The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is considered to be a moderate to challenging trek. The trek involves walking for several hours each day over varying terrain, including steep uphill and downhill sections. It is important to be in good physical condition and to have a good level of fitness before attempting this trek.

  • It is highly recommended to go on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek with a guide. The trek passes through remote areas and a guide will be able to provide valuable information and assistance, as well as help you navigate the route and ensure your safety. Guides can also help you to arrange accommodation and transportation.

  • Some essential items to bring on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek include good quality hiking boots, warm and waterproof clothing, a first aid kit, sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses, and a water bottle. It is also a good idea to bring some snacks and energy bars to keep your energy levels up during the trek. You should also bring a copy of your passport and any necessary visas and trekking permits.

  • It is possible to do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek independently, but it is generally easier and more convenient to go with a tour group. Tour groups can handle the logistics of the trek, including arranging transportation, accommodation, and meals. Going with a tour group can also be a good way to meet other travelers and make new friends.

  • It is generally a good idea to book in advance, especially during peak season. This will ensure that you have a guide and accommodation reserved for your trek. However, it is sometimes possible to just turn up and start the trek if you are flexible and don't mind potentially having to wait for a guide or accommodation to become available.

  • Accommodation on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek varies from basic guesthouses to more comfortable lodges. Most accommodation is simple and basic, with shared bathrooms and limited electricity. It is a good idea to bring a sleeping bag or a liner as blankets and pillows are not always provided.

  • Meals are generally included in the cost of the trek and consist of simple Nepali dishes, such as dal bhat (a rice and lentil dish) and momos (dumplings). It is generally safe to eat the food provided, but if you have specific dietary requirements or are concerned about food hygiene, it is a good idea to bring some of your own supplies. Water is generally not safe to drink on the trek, so it is important to bring a water purification system or tablets and to only drink treated water.

  • It is highly recommended to get travel insurance for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Trekking in the mountains carries some inherent risks and it is important to be prepared for any emergencies that may arise. Travel insurance can cover medical expenses, trip cancellations, and other unforeseen expenses. Make sure to get a policy that covers trekking and adventure activities.

  • To prepare for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, it is important to be in good physical shape and have a good fitness level. This can be achieved through regular exercises, such as hiking, running, or cycling. It is also a good idea to spend some time acclimatizing to the altitude before starting the trek. This can be done by spending a few days in Kathmandu or Pokhara, which are both located at a lower altitude than the Annapurna Base Camp.

  • The starting point of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the town of Nayapul, which is located about an hour's drive from Pokhara. There are several ways to get to Pokhara, including by bus, private car, or domestic flight. From Pokhara, you can arrange transportation to Nayapul with your trekking company or guide.

  • There are several health risks and concerns to be aware of on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Altitude sickness is a common concern, as the trek takes you to high altitudes. It is important to take the necessary precautions to prevent altitude sickness, such as acclimatizing properly and ascending slowly. Other health risks include diarrheal diseases, which can be caused by contaminated water and food. It is important to take precautions to prevent these diseases, such as drinking treated water and eating cooked food.

  • Mobile phone coverage on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is limited and may not be available in all areas. It is a good idea to bring a satellite phone or a portable charger in case of emergencies. It is also a good idea to inform a friend or family member of your itinerary and to check in with them regularly.

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