Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a captivating 11-day adventure in the heart of the Nepalese Himalayas, offering an unparalleled experience of natural beauty and cultural immersion. Beginning in Pokhara, the journey winds through lush rhododendron forests, picturesque villages, and terraced fields, gradually ascending to the majestic Annapurna Sanctuary.

Fact About Trip

Trip Duration:

11 Days

Trekking area:

Annapurna region

Cost of trekking:


Group Size:


Maximum altitude:


Best Season:

March to May/September to November


on private vehicle / hired bus/ returning on flight

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Trek Start from:


Trek End at:


Mode of Trek:

Standard trek

Overview of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Dive into the heart of the Annapurna region, where the majestic Annapurna base camp awaits at an elevation of 4320 meters. Marvel at the towering peaks, including the iconic Machapuchare (Fishtail Mountain), and engage with local Gurung and Magar communities along the way.

Exploring Annapurna Region: A Trekker's Paradise

Delve into the geographical wonders of the Annapurna region, stretching from Kali Gandaki in the west to Marshyangdi in the east. Uncover the region's fame for trekking, expedition, hiking, and climbing, with attractions ranging from panoramic Himalayan views to diverse flora and fauna.

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the Annapurna region, exploring the breathtaking landscapes and vibrant cultures that make this trek one of Nepal's best-loved adventures.

Wildlife Encounters and Cultural Blends

Embark on a journey that not only offers glimpses of Himalayan Thar, Musk Deer, Leopards, and various bird species but also immerses you in the rich culture and lifestyle of the Gurung and Magar communities.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary: 11 Days of Adventure

Kickstart your adventure with a short flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, marking the beginning of an 11-day trek. Trace the trail from Nayapul or Phedi through Ghorepani, Tadapani, Chhomrong, Bamboo, and Deurali, culminating in the awe-inspiring Annapurna Base Camp.

Diverse Landscapes and Local Immersion

Experience the ever-changing landscapes, from lush forests and terraced fields to alpine meadows and towering mountains. The trek not only offers panoramic views of Annapurna and Machapuchare but also allows you to immerse yourself in local cultures as you pass through traditional Gurung and Magar villages.

Annapurna Base Camp: A Breathtaking Finale

Reach the pinnacle of your trek at Annapurna Base Camp, situated at an altitude of 4,130 meters. Behold the mesmerizing amphitheater of snow-capped peaks, creating an indelible memory of this remarkable 11-day expedition.

Embark on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, where every step unveils new wonders and each day brings you closer to the heart of the Himalayas.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary
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Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, you'll be welcomed by the sights, sounds, and vibrant energy of Nepal. As you step off the plane, you'll feel the anticipation of the adventure ahead.

Here's what you can expect on your arrival day:

Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA)

After disembarking from the plane, you'll enter the terminal building of TIA. The airport might be busy, so follow the signs to immigration. Have your passport, visa, and any required forms ready for inspection. After clearing immigration and collecting your luggage, proceed to the customs area.

Customs and Baggage Claim

At the customs area, you'll be required to declare any items that might be subject to import regulations. If you don't have anything to declare, you can proceed through the "Nothing to Declare" channel. Once you've cleared customs, head to the baggage claim area to collect your checked luggage.

Meeting Your Representative

After collecting your luggage, look for a representative from the Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd that you've arranged your trip with. They will be holding a sign with your name or the company's name on it. This representative will assist you and answer any initial questions you might have.

Transfer to the Hotel

Your representative will guide you to a waiting vehicle, usually a comfortable private car or van. Enjoy your first glimpse of Kathmandu's bustling streets, colorful shops, and unique architecture during the drive to your hotel.

Check-in and Welcome Briefing

Upon arriving at your hotel, you'll be assisted with the check-in process. Take a moment to freshen up after your journey. Later in the day, there might be a welcome briefing where you'll meet other trekkers in your group and receive a detailed overview of the trek and climbing itinerary. You'll have a chance to ask any questions and clarify any concerns you might have.

Free Time to Explore

Depending on your arrival time and energy levels, you might have some free time to explore Kathmandu on your own. You could take a leisurely walk around the Thamel neighborhood, known for its shops, restaurants, and vibrant atmosphere. Alternatively, you might prefer to rest and recover from your travels.

Overnight Stay in Kathmandu

Your first night in Kathmandu will be spent at the hotel. Take the opportunity to relax, adjust to the time zone, and get a good night's sleep before your adventure begins in earnest the next day.


Drive from Kathmandu to Khimche and Trek to Ghandruk

Morning: Kathmandu to Khimche (7 hours of drive) via Pokhara

Early Departure:

We'll wake up early in the morning and have a hearty breakfast at our hotel in Kathmandu. As we preparing for our trekking, our Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd's representative will ensure everything is set for the day's journey. All of our trekking team will gather outside the hotel from where we drive to Pokhara in a private vehicle or hired one. 

Travel to Pokhara:

As we embark on a scenic road journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara. We'll enjoy the changing landscapesalong the trisuli river and head towards the serene Pokhara Valley. The drive will take approximately 5-6 hours, allowing us to witness the beauty of Nepal's countryside.

Lunch Stop:

Along the way, we'll have a lunch break at a local restaurant or teahouse. This is a chance to stretch your legs and enjoy some delicious Nepali cuisine.after less then hour we'll continue our trek towards Khimche.

Continue to Khimche:

After reaching Pokhara, we'll continue our journey to Khimche, the starting point of our trek to Ghandruk.

The drive from Pokhara to Khimche takes around 2-3 hours, with stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges along the way.

Afternoon: Trek to Ghandruk (1 and a half hours of trek)

Trek Commencement:

Arrive at Khimche and take a moment to prepare for our trek. We'll ensure our daypack is ready with essentials like water, snacks, and a camera.

Scenic Trekking:

We'll begin our trek towards Ghandruk, a beautiful Gurung village known for its traditional architecture and stunning mountain vistas

The trail meanders through terraced fields, charming villages, and lush forests. Enjoy the fresh mountain air and the peaceful ambiance of the trail.This short trek will provide us some energy and warmup. During this trek, we'll encounter with the stunning sunset views. 

Arrival in Ghandruk:

After approximately 1.5 hours of trekking, we'll arrive in Ghandruk. The village is nestled amidst the Annapurna mountain range, offering breathtaking panoramic views.Surrounding view with chilling wind blow will makes us feel an overwhelming sense of freedom and simplicity. Once in Ghandruk, we can explore the village, interact with locals, and soak in the natural beauty of the surroundings. Ghandruk offers a glimpse into the cultural and traditional aspects of the Gurung community.

Accommodation Check-in:

We'll check in to a teahouse or lodge in Ghandruk, where we'll be spending the night and enjoy the warm hospitality and comfortable accommodation.

Dinner and Rest:

We'll indulge in a hearty dinner prepared by the teahouse staff, relish local flavors and international dishes. Ghandruk's serene location makes it an excellent place for stargazing. We'll spend some time under the open sky, gazing at the stars and reflecting on the day's journey. After a fulfilling day of travel and trekking, we'll rest well to rejuvenate for the upcoming days of our adventure.

Overnight Stay in Ghandruk,

all meals during trip including tea and coffee 
Trek Lodge

Morning in Ghandruk:

We'll wake up and enjoy a wholesome breakfast at our teahouse or lodge, preparing for the day's trekking adventure in the charming village of Ghandruk, surrounded by the beauty of the Annapurna region. We'll enjoy a wholesome breakfast at our teahouse or lodge, preparing for the day's trekking adventure.

Commencement of Trek:

We'll start our trek by bidding farewell to Ghandruk, with the Annapurna peaks towering in the background. The trail begins with a descent, taking us through stone steps and terraced fields. As we continue our journey, the trail winds through rhododendron forests and picturesque landscapes.Cross suspension bridges over the Modi Khola River, enjoying the sound of rushing water and the serene surroundings.

Reaching Chhomrong:

Arrive at the village of Chhomrong, a picturesque settlement perched on a hillside. Chhomrong offers captivating views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli, making it a perfect stop for trekkers.

Check-in and Rest:

We'll check into our teahouse or lodge in Chhomrong and take a well-deserved rest after the day's trek. We'll enjoy the warm hospitality of the locals and the cozy ambiance of the mountain accommodation.

Exploring Chhomrong:

With some free time in the afternoon, we can explore the village of Chhomrong. We'll visit the local shops, interact with villagers, and soak in the peaceful atmosphere of this Himalayan settlement.

Evening and Overnight Stay:

As the sun sets behind the mountains, savor a delicious dinner at the teahouse or lodge. Take time to relax, share stories with fellow trekkers, or simply gaze at the starlit sky. 

all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Trek Lodge

Chhomrong to Dovan Trek

Morning in Chhomrong:

We'll Wake up and begin our day with a hearty breakfast, fueling up for the day's trek ahead in the tranquil village of Chhomrong, surrounded by the Himalayan landscape.

Commence Trekking:

We'll set out on the trail from Chhomrong, descending steep stone steps towards the Chhomrong Khola (river). We'll cross a suspension bridge and ascend on the other side, passing through charming settlements along the way. We'll trek through dense forests, crossing several streams and waterfalls. The trail offers a mix of uphill and downhill sections, providing us with a diverse hiking experience.

Lunch Break:

We'll take a well-deserved break at a teahouse along the trail, enjoying a delicious lunch. We'll recharge our energy and take in the serene surroundings and continue our trek.

Approaching Dovan:

As we continue, the trail gradually leads us to Dovan. The scenery changes as we ascend, offering different perspectives of the Annapurna peaks and the surrounding wilderness.

Arrival in Dovan:

 After 6 hours of long trek, we'll reach the village of Dovan, nestled amidst the mountains at an altitude of 2580 meters (8460 feet). We'll check in at our teahouse or lodge accommodation, where we can rest and unwind after the day's trek.

Evening and Overnight Stay:

We'll enjoy a warm dinner at the teahouse or lodge, savoring the cozy atmosphere of the mountain lodge. We'll spend the evening relaxing, reflecting on the day's journey, and perhaps engaging in conversations with fellow trekkers. We'll retire to our accommodation for a peaceful night's sleep, surrounded by the tranquility of the Himalayan wilderness.

all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Trek Lodge

Dovan to Deurali Trek

Starting the Day:

We'll wake up to the crisp mountain air in Dovan and enjoy a wholesome breakfast at your teahouse or lodge.and then we'll pack our belongings, ensuring we have everything we need for the day's trek.

Commence Trekking:

We'll begin our trek from Dovan towards Deurali, with the towering peaks of the Annapurna range as our backdrop. The trail winds through dense forests and lush vegetation, creating a serene and tranquil environment.

Lunch Break:

We'll take a well-deserved break at a teahouse along the trail, enjoying a delicious lunch. We'll recharge our energy and take in the serene surroundings and continue our trek.

Traversing the Trail:

As we hike, we'll come across the scenic Modi Khola valley, with the river flowing alongside the trail. Traverse through a mix of rocky sections, rhododendron forests, and occasional open areas that offer glimpses of the surrounding peaks.

Ascend to Deurali:

The trail gradually ascends as we approach Deurali, taking us higher into the mountains. We'll enjoy the changing landscapes as we gain elevation, and relish the sense of accomplishment with each step.

Arrival at Deurali:

After arrival in Deurali, situated at an altitude of 3230 meters (10,595 feet).

We'll check in at teahouse or lodge accommodation, where we can rest and recharge after the day's trek.We'll spend the afternoon exploring the vicinity of Deurali. We might have the opportunity to meet other trekkers and exchange stories of our experiences on the trail.

Overnight Stay Deurali:

As the day winds down, enjoy a warm and comforting dinner at the teahouse or lodge. We'll take in the tranquil atmosphere of the mountains and perhaps stargaze before retiring for the night.

all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Trek Lodge

Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Morning Preparation:

We'll start our day early with a nutritious breakfast at our accommodation in Deurali. Ensure we have all necessary gear, including layers to stay warm and comfortable during the trek.

Begin the Trek:

We'll begin our trek from Deurali towards the highly anticipated destination of Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). The trail takes us through diverse terrain, including alpine meadows, moraines, and rocky paths.

Lunch Break:

We'll take a well-deserved break, along the trail,where our staff will prepare food by themself as there is no any trekhouse for food. Here we'll enjoy a delicious lunch. We'll recharge our energy and take in the serene surroundings and continue our trek.

Passing Through Machhapuchhre Base Camp:

As we trek, we'll make our way to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC), also known as "Fishtail Base Camp." We'll enjoy breathtaking views of the iconic Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Mountain) and surrounding peaks. We'll take a break at MBC, refuel, and relish the stunning Himalayan scenery.

Continuing to Annapurna Base Camp:

From MBC, We again continue our ascent towards Annapurna Base Camp. The trail gradually gains elevation, and with each step, we'll be getting closer to the heart of the Annapurna Sanctuary.

Arrival at Annapurna Base Camp:

We'll reach Annapurna Base Camp, situated at an altitude of 4130 meters (12,135 feet).

We'll be surrounded by an impressive amphitheater of towering peaks, including Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, and other Himalayan giants.

We'll take in the breathtaking panorama and bask in the sense of accomplishment as we  arrive at this remarkable destination.

Check-In and Rest:

Check in at the Tent for accommodation in Annapurna Base Camp. We'll enjoy a warm welcome, settle in, and take some time to relax and acclimatize to the higher altitude. We'll spend the afternoon exploring the base camp area, soaking in the awe-inspiring mountain views. The alpenglow during sunset on the surrounding peaks is a sight we won't want to miss.

Evening and Overnight Stay:

As night falls, gather for a hearty meal at the base camp's dining area. We'll embrace the camaraderie of fellow trekkers and enjoy the cozy atmosphere of Annapurna Base Camp.

Retire to our accommodation for a restful night's sleep, surrounded by the grandeur of the Himalayas.

all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Tented Camp

Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo Trek

Morning at Annapurna Base Camp:

We'll wake up at the spectacular Annapurna Base Camp, surrounded by the majestic Himalayan peaks. We'll enjoy a hearty breakfast while relishing the panoramic mountain views.

Start of the Descent:

We'll begin our trek back from Annapurna Base Camp, leaving behind the enchanting mountain sanctuary. The trail descends steadily, taking us through varied landscapes and giving us a new perspective of the surroundings.

We'll pass through Machhapuchhre Base Camp once again, marveling at the impressive views of Machhapuchhre and its neighboring peaks, while returning back to Bamboo. We'll take a break to rest and refuel at Machhapuchhre Base Camp.

Continuing to Bamboo:

We'll resume our trek as we descend further towards Bamboo. The trail winds through forests, past waterfalls, and offers occasional glimpses of the Annapurna range.

Arrival in Bamboo:

After 7-8 hours of trek we'll reach the village of Bamboo, located at an altitude of 2310 meters (7577 feet).

We'll check in at our teahouse or lodge accommodation, where we can rest after the long day of trekking. We'll spend the afternoon unwinding and reflecting on the incredible journey we've undertaken. Relax in the peaceful surroundings of Bamboo and perhaps engage in conversations with fellow trekkers.

Overnight Stay in Bamboo:

We'll enjoy a satisfying dinner at the teahouse or lodge, savoring the comfort of a warm meal.

As night falls, we'll rest well in preparation for the following day's trekking adventure.

all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Trek Lodge

Bamboo to Jhinu Danda Trek

Morning Start:

We'll wake up and enjoy a nutritious breakfast to fuel up for the day's trekking adventure in Bamboo, surrounded by the tranquility of the forested landscape.

Commence Trekking:

We'll begin our trek from Bamboo towards Jhinu Danda, ready for another day of exploration. The trail takes us through diverse terrain, including forests, ridges, and charming villages. We'll trek through Sinuwa, a village on the route that offers a glimpse of local life in the mountains. Here, we'll take a short break to rest and maybe interact with the locals.

Lunch Break:

We'll take a well-deserved break at a teahouse along the trail, enjoying a delicious lunch. We'll recharge our energy and take in the serene surroundings and continue our trek.

Scenic Views and Natural Beauty:

As we continue, we'll enjoy scenic views of the surrounding hills and valleys. The trail offers both uphill and downhill sections, providing a balanced trekking experience.

Arrival at Jhinu Danda:

Reach Jhinu Danda, a village perched at an altitude of 1760 meters (5773 feet).

Jhinu Danda is renowned for its natural hot springs, a perfect way to unwind after a day of trekking. We'll check in at our teahouse or lodge accommodation in Jhinu Danda.

After settling in, we might want to take a dip in the soothing hot springs to relax our muscles.

Exploring Jhinu Danda:

With some free time in the afternoon, we can explore the village surroundings. We'll interact with fellow trekkers, or perhaps go for a short hike to a nearby viewpoint for stunning panoramic views.

Evening and Overnight Stay:

 We'll enjoy a delicious dinner at the teahouse or lodge, relishing the evening's tranquil ambiance. We can choose to relax further by soaking in the hot springs under the starlit sky.

all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Trek Lodge

Jhinu Danda to Siwai Trek and Drive to Pokhara

Morning in Jhinu Danda:

We'll wake up and enjoy a leisurely breakfast at our teahouse or lodge, taking in the peaceful ambiance. in the serene village of Jhinu Danda, surrounded by the natural beauty of the region.

Commence Trekking:

We'll start our trek from Jhinu Danda towards Siwai, the final leg of our Annapurna Base Camp adventure. The trail takes us through picturesque landscapes, including forests, terraced fields, and charming villages.

Passing through Kimche:

We'll trek through Kimche, a village on the way to Siwai. We'll take short breaks along the route to rest and enjoy the scenery.

Arrival in Siwai:

We'll reach Siwai, situated at an altitude of 1530 meters (5018 feet). Our trekking adventure comes to a close here, as we bid farewell to the mountains and trails. After arriving in Siwai, we'll wait for our reserved vehicle which led us to Pokhara.

Drive to Pokhara:

From Siwai, we'll embark on a scenic drive back to Pokhara. The drive offers stunning views of the landscapes we trekked through, providing a different perspective.

Arrival in Pokhara:

After 2 hours of drive, we'll reach in  Pokhara, the charming lakeside city known for its natural beauty and relaxed atmosphere. Check in at our hotel accommodation, where we can unwind and freshen up.

Evening in Pokhara:

We'll spend the evening exploring Pokhara's vibrant Lakeside area. We can stroll by the serene Phewa Lake, indulge in shopping, or enjoy a lakeside meal at one of the many restaurants.

Overnight Stay in Pokhara:

We'll retire to our hotel in Pokhara for a comfortable and well-deserved night's rest.

all meals during trek including tea and coffee 

Flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu, Explore Kathmandu City

Morning Flight:

After breakfast in Pokhara, we'll head to the domestic airport for our short flight back to Kathmandu. The flight offers scenic views of the Himalayas, providing a unique perspective of the mountains we trekked around.

Arrival in Kathmandu:

Upon landing at Tribhuvan International Airport, we'll be greeted by the bustling atmosphere of the capital city. We'll collect our luggage and proceed through the airport formalities.

Transfer to Hotel:

A representative will be waiting to transfer us to our hotel in Kathmandu. Once at the hotel, check in and take some time to freshen up after the flight.

Exploring Kathmandu City:

With the remainder of the day, we'll embark on a guided exploration of Kathmandu City's cultural and historical sites. Depending on our interests and available time, we might visit landmarks such as Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, or Durbar Square. Immerse ourself in the rich heritage of Kathmandu, witnessing intricate architecture, bustling marketplaces, and the daily lives of the locals.

Evening in Kathmandu:

In the evening, we'll enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant or at our hotel.Reflect on the incredible journey you've undertaken, both in the mountains and within the vibrant city.

Overnight Stay in Kathmandu:

Retire to our hotel for a comfortable overnight stay, savoring the memories of our trek and city exploration.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Departure from Kathmandu

Morning in Kathmandu:

Wake up for your final morning in Kathmandu, filled with memories of your incredible trekking adventure.You'll enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your hotel and take a moment to reflect on the journey you've completed.

Last-Minute Explorations:

If you have any remaining time before your departure, you can explore more of Kathmandu, revisit favorite spots, or do some last-minute shopping for souvenirs.

Check-Out and Transfer:

You'll check out of your hotel and ensure you have all your belongings packed and ready for departure. Depending on your flight time, you might have some free time to relax or enjoy a final stroll around the city.


A representative from Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd will assist you with the transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport. Bid farewell to the captivating landscapes of Nepal, taking with you unforgettable memories of your Annapurna Base Camp trek and your time in Kathmandu.



Annapurna Base Camp Trek Include / Exclude

Cost Includes

  • Clean Guest Houses and Lodges during the trek. 
  • Local Actual adventure licensed English speaking guide.
  • The required number of local staff, porters to carry luggage.
  • All meals during the trek.
  • Office service charge.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  • All ground transportation in a private vehicle. 
  • Welcome or Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • Official expenses.

Cost Excludes

  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • Nepal Visa Fee. 
  • Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.
  • Personal trekking Equipment. 
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • All personal expenses. 
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section

Altitude Graph

Additional Information

Trekking Info

Stay Safe

Altitude Sickness: The main and common risk while trekking above about 2500m is Altitude sickness. Altitude sickness is caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. The available amount of oxygen to sustain mental and physical alertness decreases with altitude. Available oxygen drops as the air density itself, the number of molecules (of both oxygen and nitrogen) per given volume, drops as altitude increases. So don’t ignore, if you have any symptoms then descending to a lower altitude is the only option.

Water: Have some means to purify water, iodine or a fine ceramic filter are the best options. The streams should be considered polluted and whilst bottled water is often available, the disposal of plastic bottles is a problem.

Electricity in Nepal

Nepal is a developing country, Outside of major cities area electricity on trekking can be scares. You should have to pay 100-800 NRs per hour to charge goods on many lodges and also many tea-house treks, including in Annapurna base camp trek, Everest Base camp trek and many others treks also. Chargers often won't work on low power solar systems you find right up in the mountains so u can buy alternative bayonet light to electricity power plug converter, which will only works in low voltage is highlow. The standard Nepalese electrical outlet is a three-pronged triangle so bring three-pronged triangle chargers.

Nepal Climate information

Nepal is a landlocked country which lies in Hindu Kush Himalayan region. Nepal has monsoonal climate having four main seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn and winter.

Below is a general guide to conditions at different seasons:

January to March (winter): In this season temperature will decrease at often 0°C (32°F) at night, with extreme cold at high elevations. It is possible to trek in places like the Everest region during the winter but due to extreme cold weather and heavy snow fall it may be quite difficult than as usual.
April to June (summer): In these months it is quite warm and dry weather. There is an abundance of blooming flowers in the Himalayas at this time, with rhododendrons, in particular, adding a splash of color to the landscape. This season is the best time to undertake mountain expeditions.
June to September (Monsoon): There will be heavy monsoonal rainfall in this season. Rains are generally lighter in high Himalayan reasons. In this season the mountain ranges are not often visible due to the clouds.
October to December (autumn): These months are cool and clear which is due to the end of monsoon, there is little dust in the air so this is the best season to visit the hilly and mountainous regions.

Nepal Visas information

Visa in Nepal can be acquired on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and also at the border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki border of Nepal - India and Kodari on Nepal-China border. Visa can also acquire at the nearest Nepal Embassy. For visa renewal purpose you can contact at Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan at Kathmandu. A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background is required. Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.

Visa Facility         Duration       Fee
Multiple entry       15 days          US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry       30 days          US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry       90 days          US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Respect to Local Peoples

In Nepal, “Namaste” or “Namaskar” is said to an older or high-status person with palms together, figure up. It is used to greet a person in place of goodbye or hello. There is no limitation how many times you say “Namaste” but, it is better if you say once per person, per day. If You want to say “Thank You” then you can say “Dhanyabaad /'ðɅnjɅbɑ:d/ (Dhan-ya-baad)” 

What types of clothes, gear and climbing equipments requires for Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

The Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek requires a combination of clothing, gear, and equipment to ensure your comfort, safety, and enjoyment during the trek.

Here's a general list of items you'll need:


Moisture-Wicking Base Layers:

Synthetic or merino wool shirts and pants to wick sweat away from your body.

Insulating Layers:

Fleece or down jackets to provide warmth in colder conditions.

Outer Shell Jacket:

A waterproof and windproof jacket to protect against rain, wind, and snow.

Trekking Pants:

Lightweight, quick-drying pants for trekking.

Trekking Shorts:

Comfortable shorts for warmer days.


Warm hat, sun hat, and a buff or neck gaiter for protecting your neck and face from the sun and wind.


Lightweight gloves for lower altitudes, and insulated waterproof gloves for higher altitudes.


Sturdy trekking boots that provide ankle support and are comfortable for long walks.

Lightweight hiking shoes or sandals for use in teahouses.



A comfortable backpack to carry your essentials during the trek.

Sleeping Bag:

A sleeping bag suitable for cold temperatures, typically rated for temperatures around 0°C to -10°C (32°F to 14°F).

Sleeping Pad:

A lightweight sleeping pad for added comfort.

Trekking Poles:

Trekking poles can help with stability and reduce strain on your knees, especially during descents.


UV-protective sunglasses with good coverage to shield your eyes from strong sunlight.

Water Bottles or Hydration System:

Stay hydrated with reusable water bottles or a hydration bladder.

Climbing Equipment (if required):

If you're planning to climb Island Peak as well, additional climbing equipment will be necessary. This typically includes items like crampons, ice axe, harness, helmet, and ropes. The specific equipment required can vary, and it's essential to be well-trained and guided by experienced mountaineers if attempting a peak climb.

Is it worth to go for 11 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Absolutely, the 11-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek is worth it for those seeking a captivating Himalayan experience within a shorter timeframe. This trek offers a balanced blend of awe-inspiring mountain vistas, charming local culture, and a rewarding trekking journey. While not as lengthy as some treks, the 11-day itinerary still encompasses essential highlights and allows for gradual acclimatization, ensuring both safety and the chance to soak in the beauty of the Annapurna region.

Where should i contact for booking package for Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Booking and Client Safety.

As a reputed travel agency in Nepal, Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd is the one you can always count on when it comes to your safety and booking procedures. We make sure that your money is in the right hand and you can always trust us. Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd has the following booking terms and conditions. If your booking is accepted by us then a contract is deemed to exist between you and The Actual Adventure Ltd. At this point we will send you a confirmation invoice showing the amount of deposit received and your final balance due. Now you can go ahead and book your international flights and obtain trekking and travel insurance.

Booking Conditions:

While making your trip with us, you are requested to deposit at least 30% of the total amount prior to 30 days of your arrival and the remaining amount can be submitted in the office upon arrival.

Booking Process

To book a trip from Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd you will need to follow certain processes which are mentioned below.

Step 1: Send us an inquiry using inquiry form, email or call us

Step 2: Discuss and fix the trek itinerary and price.

Step 3: Send us the deposit required to confirm the trip.

Step 4: Send us your Passport copies, Insurance copies, two passport sized photos and others (if  necessary)

 Step 5: Come to Nepal pay the remaining amount and start the trek.

Bank Account for the payment to wire transfers

Actual Adventure (P) Ltd.

Branch Code: 016 A/C No. 01030026257
Paying Bank: Nepal Investment Bank Ltd
Thamel Branch, Kathmandu, Nepal

Dollar Account

Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd.
Currency General Account (USD) 016-010 100 23199
Paying Bank: Nepal Investment Bank Ltd
Thamel Branch, Kathmandu, Nepal

For Indian Currency

Kedar Neupane
A/C No.: 17715241406570 NPR

Nepal SBI Bank Ltd.

26 Durbar Marg
P.O.Box. No. 6049 GPO, Kathmandu
Phone: +977-14253243 / 4230809

Bank service charge should be paid by the clients themselves at the time of deposit.

Cancellation Policy.

If our clients fail to make their trip or want to cancel their program due to any unavoidable circumstances, the company will refund only 70% of the deposited amount. However if you inform prior to 30 days before the trek no cancelation charge will be taken.

Cancellation Policy:



Treks & tours booked and subsequently canceled are subject to cancellation charges as follow:-


30 days prior:

No cancellation charge.

Within 21 days:


Within 14 days:


Within 7 days:



Extra Costs and Inclusions.

We suggest you to have some extra amount with you cash or credit card that will help you to cover the unforeseen circumstances. Here are some extra costs and inclusions if in case happens.

Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to any unforeseen cause like flight cancellation, weather conditions or any other should be paid by the trekkers themselves. 

1. Nepal entry visa ($40 USD).

2. All the meals are included on the trek and only breakfast and welcome dinner in Kathmandu.

3. Tips for guides and porters.

4. We don't include drinking water on the trek which you can buy a number of places for between $1 and $3 a bottle (it gets more expensive towards base camp). A better solution is to buy water tablets in Kathmandu for around $2 and treat the water (your guide can help you find the good places to fill your water bottle).

5. The other things not included on the trek are like Wifi, charging batteries and hot showers. Wifi is available in some tea houses for $3 to $5 an hour. Hot Showers are also available in a few of the tea houses for between $4 and $6. Charging electronic devices is possible in the tea houses and charging costs between $1 and $3 an hour.

Travel Insurance and Evacuation

Travel insurance is compulsory for all our clients traveling with our company. The Nepalese Insurance company doesn’t have travel insurance for foreign people so we recommend you to bring the legal documents with you while coming to Nepal. Your travel insurance must cover the loss due to theft, injury, delay; inconveniences or any other and the company should not have any liabilities for your personal loss. Make sure your travel insurance also compensate emergencies helicopter evacuation in case of emergencies.

Is there any age limit to trek to Annapurna Base Camp?

There is no strict age limit for trekking to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC), as people of varying ages have successfully completed the trek. However, it's essential to consider your physical fitness, health condition, and the challenges of trekking at higher altitudes. The trek involves walking for several hours each day and gaining altitude, which can be physically demanding. Generally, individuals in good health, regardless of age, can undertake the trek with proper preparation, training, and attention to their body's response to altitude. If you have any underlying health conditions or concerns, it's advisable to consult with a medical professional before embarking on the trek. Additionally, having a slower and more flexible itinerary can be beneficial for older trekkers to ensure adequate acclimatization and comfort during the journey.


How difficult is Annapurna Base Camp Trek ?

The Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek is considered a moderate to moderately challenging trek in terms of difficulty. It offers a mix of beautiful landscapes, cultural experiences, and moderate altitude gains.

Here's a more detailed overview of the trek's difficulty:


The highest point of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is Annapurna Base Camp itself, which stands at an altitude of 4,130 meters (13,549 feet). While this altitude is significantly lower than Everest Base Camp, it still requires some degree of acclimatization.

Trekking Duration:

The trek usually takes around 7 to 12 days, depending on the chosen itinerary and acclimatization days.

Trekking hours per day can range from 4 to 7 hours. The pace is generally moderate, allowing for gradual acclimatization and a comfortable trekking experience.

Trail Conditions:

The trail consists of well-maintained paths, stone steps, and occasional rocky sections. You'll traverse through forests, terraced fields, and quaint villages.

Some sections may be steep or involve ascents and descents, especially as you approach Annapurna Base Camp.

Weather and Seasons:

Weather conditions can vary greatly based on the season. The autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) seasons are the most popular due to clear skies and pleasant temperatures.

Winter and monsoon seasons can present challenges such as snow, rain, and slippery trails.

Altitude Acclimatization:

The trekking itinerary includes gradual altitude gains to aid acclimatization and minimize the risk of altitude sickness. Acclimatization days at places like Ghorepani and Chhomrong are commonly included.

Drinking plenty of water, maintaining a steady pace, and listening to your body are essential for acclimatization.

Fitness Level:

A moderate level of fitness is recommended. Regular cardiovascular exercise, strength training, and hiking are helpful preparations.

Trekkers should be comfortable walking for several hours each day and be prepared for uphill and downhill sections.

Altitude Sickness:

While the risk of severe altitude sickness is relatively low compared to higher-altitude treks, some trekkers may experience mild symptoms like headaches or fatigue.

Acclimatization and proper hydration are crucial to prevent altitude-related issues.


Teahouses (lodges) along the trail offer basic but comfortable accommodation. Expect shared rooms, common bathrooms, and limited amenities.

Cultural Experience:

The trek passes through villages inhabited by different ethnic groups, including Gurung and Magar communities. This offers opportunities to learn about local culture, traditions, and lifestyles.

Guided or Independent:

Many trekkers choose to go with experienced guides and porters, which provides not only support but also cultural insights and safety.

What are the best season for Annapurna Base Camp Trek ?

The best seasons for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). These seasons offer the most favorable weather and trekking conditions.

Here's a breakdown of what to expect during each season:

Spring (March to May):

Spring is one of the most popular and preferred seasons for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

The weather is generally clear, and the temperatures are moderate, making it comfortable for trekking.

The trail is adorned with colorful blooming rhododendron forests, adding to the natural beauty.

The skies are usually clear, providing excellent mountain views throughout the trek.

The temperatures are pleasant during the day, but it can get chilly in the higher altitudes at night.

Autumn (September to November):

Another highly recommended season for the trek.

The skies are clear, and the weather is stable, offering excellent visibility and great photo opportunities.

The temperatures are mild and pleasant, both during the day and at night.

The trekking trails are less crowded compared to the spring season.

The landscape is vibrant with lush vegetation and terraced fields.

Can we pay our bill through credit card in the trial to Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

While credit card payment options are becoming more available in some of the larger towns and trekking hubs along the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, it's not guaranteed that you'll find credit card facilities at every teahouse or small village on the trail. It's advisable to carry enough local currency (Nepalese Rupees) with you to cover expenses such as meals, accommodation, and incidentals, especially in remote areas where card payment might not be possible. Some larger towns like Pokhara and maybe even Ghorepani might have places that accept credit cards, but it's always a good idea to have cash as a backup.

Is Annapurna harder than Everest Base Camp?

In terms of difficulty, the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek is generally considered to be less challenging than the Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek.

Here's a comparison of the two treks in terms of difficulty:

Annapurna Base Camp Trek:

Altitude: The highest point of the ABC Trek is Annapurna Base Camp at 4,130 meters (13,549 feet), which is lower than Everest Base Camp.

Trekking Duration: The ABC Trek is usually shorter in duration, ranging from 7 to 12 days.

Trail Conditions: The trail is well-maintained and generally less steep than the EBC Trek. There are fewer challenging uphill sections and fewer high passes to cross.

Altitude Gain: The altitude gain is moderate, allowing for gradual acclimatization and reducing the risk of altitude sickness.

Weather: The weather conditions are relatively milder, especially during the recommended trekking seasons of spring and autumn.

Teahouse Accommodation: Teahouses along the trail provide comfortable accommodation and meals, making logistics easier.

Everest Base Camp Trek:

Altitude: The highest point of the EBC Trek is Kala Patthar at 5,545 meters (18,192 feet), which is higher than Annapurna Base Camp.

Trekking Duration: The EBC Trek is typically longer, lasting around 10 to 15 days.

Trail Conditions: The trail to Everest Base Camp includes more challenging and steep ascents, especially as you approach higher altitudes.

Altitude Gain: The altitude gain is more significant, and the risk of altitude sickness is relatively higher.

Weather: Weather conditions can be more variable, with colder temperatures and a higher likelihood of snowfall, especially in the higher altitudes.

Teahouse Accommodation: Similar to the ABC Trek, teahouses provide accommodation and meals along the trail.

What types of permit documents are required for Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

For the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek, you will need to obtain the following permits and documents:

TIMS Card (Trekkers' Information Management System Card):

The TIMS card is a permit that helps track trekkers in the region and ensures their safety. It also provides valuable information about trekking activities in the area. There are two types of TIMS cards: Blue (for independent trekkers) and Green (for trekkers traveling with a registered trekking agency). The TIMS card is not mandatory for the ABC Trek. However, it's recommended to check the latest regulations with a local trekking agency or the relevant authorities before your trip.

Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP):

The ACAP is a mandatory permit for all trekkers entering the Annapurna Conservation Area, which includes the Annapurna Base Camp region. It aims to fund conservation and sustainable development projects in the area. You can obtain the ACAP permit at the entry points to the conservation area or in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

Which is better Annapurna Circuit or base camp?

Both the Annapurna Circuit and the Annapurna Base Camp treks offer unique and stunning experiences. The Annapurna Circuit is known for its diversity of landscapes, cultural encounters, and the challenge of crossing the Thorong La Pass. It provides a longer journey that circles the Annapurna Massif, offering a broader perspective of the region. On the other hand, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is favored for its shorter duration, closer proximity to the mountains, and the rewarding journey to the heart of the Annapurna range. The choice between the two depends on your preferences, time availability, and the kind of experience you're seeking – a comprehensive circuit or a more focused trek to the base camp.

Do we get altitude sickness during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Altitude sickness, also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS), is a concern for trekkers at higher altitudes, including during the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek. However, the risk of altitude sickness on the ABC Trek is relatively lower compared to treks that reach higher altitudes, such as the Everest Base Camp Trek.

The highest point of the ABC Trek is Annapurna Base Camp itself, which stands at an altitude of 4,130 meters (13,549 feet). Altitude sickness is more likely to occur at altitudes above 2,500 meters (8,200 feet), and the risk increases as you ascend rapidly.

To minimize the risk of altitude sickness on the ABC Trek:


The trekking itinerary is designed to allow for gradual altitude gain, giving your body time to acclimatize. Overnight stays in villages like Ghorepani and Chhomrong help in the acclimatization process.


Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, as dehydration can worsen altitude sickness symptoms.

Moderate Pace:

Maintain a steady and moderate pace while trekking. Avoid rushing and overexertion.

Listen to Your Body:

Pay attention to any symptoms of altitude sickness, such as headache, nausea, dizziness, and shortness of breath. If you experience these symptoms, it's important to descend to a lower altitude.

Acclimatization Days:

Take advantage of acclimatization days, if included in your itinerary. These days involve hiking to higher altitudes and then returning to a lower elevation for the night.


Some trekkers choose to take medication like Diamox to help prevent altitude sickness. Consult a medical professional before using any medication and consider its potential side effects.

Proper Nutrition:

Maintain a balanced diet and consume foods that provide energy and help with acclimatization.

Is ABC trek for beginners?

Yes, the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek is often considered suitable for beginners, making it a popular choice for those who are new to trekking. The relatively moderate altitude of Annapurna Base Camp compared to higher-altitude treks like Everest Base Camp reduces the risk of severe altitude sickness. The trekking trails are well-defined and maintained, and the accommodations are readily available in teahouses along the route. However, beginners should still prepare physically by building stamina through regular exercise and hiking, and mentally by understanding the challenges of trekking and the importance of acclimatization. Having a guided trek with a reputable agency can provide additional support and enhance the overall experience for beginners.

What are the route are there for Annapurna Base Camp trek?

There are several routes that can be taken for the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek, each offering unique experiences and variations in terms of duration and scenery.

Here are some common route options:

Traditional Route via Nayapul and Ghorepani:

This is one of the most popular routes for the ABC Trek.
Start from Nayapul and pass through villages like Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani (famous for Poon Hill sunrise), Tadapani, Chhomrong, Bamboo, Deurali, and finally reach Annapurna Base Camp.
This route offers a mix of cultural encounters, lush forests, and mountain views.'

Route via Ghandruk and Chhomrong:

This alternative route begins at Nayapul and takes a different path, passing through Ghandruk and Chhomrong.
Ghandruk is a picturesque village with traditional Gurung architecture and stunning mountain views.
Join the main ABC trail at Chhomrong and continue to Annapurna Base Camp.

Shorter Route via Kande:

This is a shorter and relatively less common route.
Start at Kande and trek through Landruk and Chhomrong before joining the main trail to Annapurna Base Camp.
While shorter, this route still provides beautiful views and cultural experiences.

Poon Hill Extension:

Some trekkers choose to add a detour to Poon Hill for sunrise views before continuing to Annapurna Base Camp.
This extension involves extra days and adds another dimension to the trek with panoramic sunrise vistas.

Jhinu Danda Route:

After visiting Annapurna Base Camp, some trekkers take an alternative route back via Jhinu Danda, known for its natural hot springs.
This adds variation to the return journey and provides an opportunity to relax in the hot springs.

What is the cost for 11 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

The cost for an 11-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek can vary depending on factors such as the trekking agency you choose, the level of accommodation and services, transportation options, and any additional activities or extensions you include in your itinerary. On average, the cost can range from around $800 to $1,200 USD per person. This typically includes permits, accommodation, meals, transportation (to and from the trailhead), a guide and/or porter, and sometimes additional services like airport transfers. It's important to inquire with different trekking agencies to get a detailed breakdown of the costs and services included to make an informed decision based on your preferences and budget.

Client Reviews

Mavilla Valadares


11th Oct, 2023

Embarking on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Actual Adventure was a transformative experience. The 11-day journey was an exhilarating blend of stunning landscapes and genuine adventure. The team's expertise ensured a seamless trek, navigating through lush forests, charming villages, and challenging terrains. Each day brought new heights and breathtaking panoramas, with the grandeur of the Annapurna Sanctuary leaving an indelible mark. The personalized care, knowledgeable guides, and camaraderie amongst fellow trekkers enhanced the overall expedition. This trek was not merely a physical challenge but a soul-stirring odyssey, where every step resonated with the spirit of exploration. Actual Adventure surpassed expectations, turning this trek into an unforgettable adventure of a lifetime.



15th Oct, 2023

Having just completed the Annapurna Base Camp trek in collaboration with Actual Adventure, I'm thrilled to share my first encounter with this agency surpassed all expectations. The impeccable service, devoid of any complaints, left me thoroughly satisfied. Mr. Kedar Neupane, the company's manager, impressed me with his humility and extensive trekking knowledge, leaving a lasting impression. The friendly and supportive guide, along with the efficient porter, contributed to the awesomeness of my journey. In conclusion, I highly recommend trekking with Actual Adventure for an overall remarkable and gratifying experience.



28th Oct, 2023

Embarking on the Annapurna Base Camp trek with Actual Adventure was an absolute delight. The seamless coordination and top-notch service provided by Mr. Kedar Neupane, the manager, made my experience truly exceptional. His extensive knowledge and humble demeanor added a personal touch to the journey. The entire team, including the friendly guide and supportive porter, played a pivotal role in ensuring a smooth and enjoyable trek. From navigating challenging terrains to sharing insightful anecdotes, every moment was memorable. Actual Adventure's attention to detail, coupled with their commitment to customer satisfaction, sets them apart. I wholeheartedly recommend Actual Adventure for anyone seeking a trekking adventure paired with outstanding support and expertise.

Edilene Ribeiro


3rd Nov, 2023

My encounter with Actual Adventure was truly remarkable and unforgettable, all thanks to Mr. Kedar, the company's manager. I express my gratitude to him for assisting me in realizing my dream journey to the Annapurna Base Camp. Throughout the trek, I had the pleasure of having a friendly and supportive guide and porter, which significantly shortened my trekking time as we shared stories along the way. Despite being a solo traveler enthusiast, I unexpectedly formed lasting connections with the company's team. In conclusion, heartfelt thanks to Actual Adventure and its team members. I highly recommend choosing this travel agency for trekking experiences across the country.

Vitor Gabriel


20th Nov, 2023

The company takes immense pride in the services they offer, a sentiment I strongly experienced during my Annapurna Base Camp trek with Actual Adventure. They left no room for disappointment, ensuring every aspect of the service exceeded expectations. Successfully completing my trek on schedule was solely achievable due to Actual Adventure's unwavering support at every step. The guide and porter were remarkably helpful and friendly throughout the journey. In conclusion, I highly recommend selecting Actual Adventure for your Annapurna Base Camp expedition, as their commitment to excellence truly sets them apart.

Krzysztof D

Krzysztof D


4th Nov, 2023

The agency organized our trek to ABC very well. The guides were very engaging and guide Chandra looked after us surprisingly well. We felt like family :)

jose manuel g

jose manuel g


11th Oct, 2023

Hello, for us it was a great experience. fourteen days of trekking in the Annapurna, and a spectacular landscape, but best of all, the company of the guide "Jun", a great professional and a better person.

Sylwia Z

Sylwia Z

United States

3rd Nov, 2023

I highly recommand this agency, especially guide named Chandra. We were together on the ABC trekking. He is super professional with a great knowledge and sense of humor. Choose him on your next trip and you will be happy. He was taking care of our big group for 9 days and it was not an easy job. Best guide ever!

Paulina J

Paulina J


20th Nov, 2023

I went on a treking to ABC with Chandra and everything went perfect. He picked me up from the AirPort and drop me to the hotel. We were in touch before the trip so I felt safe and taken care of. He was updating me with everything and was always reply to all my messages. Chandra became a family, he was the best guide and friend during the treking. The group I was in was a very big one but everyone was amazed how great Chandra is. Also big thanks to the whole team, Giri was the best! Thanks to everyone who made the trip so special!

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