Annapurna Base Camp trek is an amazing hike through various landscapes, diverse culture, rich mountain vistas, terraced fields, charming Gurung ethnic village, and wide varieties of exotic flora and fauna. Mt. Annapurna I (8,091m) is the 10th highest mountain in the world and our journey to reach its base camp is one of the most popular and famous trekking destinations in Nepal. Annapurna ranges extend from Vara-Shikar towards Manaslu and Lamjung Himal in roughly 65-70km lateral distance. This range includes one peak over 8,000m and thirteen peaks over 7,000m. The landscapes of the Annapurna region provide stunning scenery and early morning views of the mountains are majestic. The sunrise and sunset views from the trekking trail are gorgeous. Moreover, Mt. Machapuchhre (Fishtail) is the most iconic peak in the Annapurna mountain range which is reversed by the Nepalese for its unique beauty.
In 10 days, you can experience the diverse culture, traditions, religious practices of the Gurung community. Normally, the trek starts from Ghandruk village, a famous and traditional Gurung community village. We will follow the foothills of Annapurna Himalayas until we reach Chhomrong. The next day we will head to Dovan, where you will be awarded the outstanding views of Mt. Machapuchhre, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and neighboring mountains. The trail passes through the wooded area filled with bamboo and rhododendron trees beside the Modi river and reaches the MBC before reaching ABC. The next day, you will experience the beautiful sunrise on the top of the Annapurna ranges and neighboring mountains.
Ethnic Group, Culture, and Tradition
You will be trekking through the small and beautiful village settlements of ethnic people like Gunung and Magar. You can experience the local culture, tradition, people, and customs. The warm hospitality from local people, their unique taste of food, and festivals are a lifetime experience for any traveler. Normally, Ghandruk and Chhomrong villages are rich in culture and unique traditions in Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
Annapurna Base Camp
A stunning place to explore the panoramic view of mountains and Annapurna valley filled with snow-capped mountains, glaciers, and the magical scenery of mountains. Annapurna Base Camp is the dream place of every travel devotee to experience the wildness of the Himalayas. The beautiful and panoramic place of the base of Annapurna Massif, from where you can experience the thrilling view of Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna II (7,937m), Annapurna III (7,555m), Annapurna IV (7,525m), Gangapurna (7,455m), and Annapurna South (7,219m). This massif is protected and conserved by the largest conservation area of Nepal - The Annapurna Conservation Area with 7629sq.km.
Pokhara, a city of lakes
Pokhara is the most popular and famous destination for trekkers and travelers in Nepal. The beautiful city offers stunning views of Mt. Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna Massif, and numerous other mountains. This city is also called the city of lakes, which includes, Phewa lake, Begnas lake, Rupa lake, and many other small and bigger ones inside Pokhara city. The city has fancy and luxury resorts, hotels, and restaurants which reflect international services in hospitality. The cozy street in lakeside, foody street, lights, and hundreds of shops trekking and hiking item shops are the major attractions of Pokhara. Sarangkot viewpoint, World Peace Stupa, and Dhampus village add more attraction to your Pokhara stay.
Best time to trek in Annapurna Region & ABC
Nepal has six seasons: Spring, Summer, Monsoon, Autumn, Late Autumn or pre-winter, and Winter. Among all this season Spring (March-May) & Autumn(Sept-Nov) are the most suitable seasons for trekking all around in Nepal. As like above, the Autumn & Spring season is the best season for the Annapurna Region trek because the weather conditions are much suitable for trekking. The sky looks more clear and the views of the mountains are more visible. Summer and winter are not the ideal time for trekking but at your own risk, you can travel anytime all around the year.
During monsoon, the trail is normally wet, muddy, slippery and a difficult pathway with the constant rainfall. The views of mountains and landscapes are less fair as compared to autumn and spring. But if you try to trek during monsoon, then it's full of glory, gloomy, mischievous sky, different shapes of clouds on big mountains, green forest, rivers, and many waterfalls on the way. This trekking could be a new and adventurous experience for the trekkers. The crowd becomes fewer and hotels and lodges are easily available as well.
If you are looking for other variations of Annapurna Base Camp Trek and Trekking in the Annapurna Region, we also offer Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Poonhill, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, Khopra Ridge Community Trek, and many more. No doubt, Annapurna Base Camp Trekking with Luxury Holidays Nepal will be astounding but – Once is not enough. Check out the Detailed Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary developed by our expert team.
A representative from Luxury Holidays Nepal will pick you up from the airport as soon as you arrive and take to the hotel as per the booked itinerary. After a few hours of rest in the hotel, the representative of LHN and the Tour and trek guide will meet you and describe the whole trip how it will be going. Interact with the Representatives and Guides so you become the more prepared for the trip! However, if you arrive late at night the meeting will be held the next day after the Kathmandu city Tour. At the meeting, we fulfill our all remaining booking and payment processes as well. For the verification, Tourist Infomation, and documentation process, we required Copy of Passport, PP Size Photos 2 pics, and copy of traveler insurance.
Overnight in Kathmandu.
Early in the Morning, The representative will pick up from Hotel and drop to Tourist Bus Park. Either you can take breakfast before the drive or may take on the way. This segment of Transportation will be an epic one with a scenic drive. The beautiful hills and mountains rising above them will make precious views. Beautiful landscapes, rivers, forest and vegetation, and many more natural beauties make this journey memorable one.
Luxury Tourist bus is used for Pokhara transfer while private jeep will pick up from drop to Ghandruk.
Ghandruk is the typical Gurung village. It is settled at the top of the hill which offers amazing views of mountains and other hills. Houses in traditional style, clean environment, fresh atmosphere and beautiful kindhearted peoples of Ghandruk make these places one of the most beautiful destinations of Annapurna Trekking.
Early morning, after taking Breakfast, with beautiful twinkling morning sun, we begin our trekking. Along the ridge, we descend toward Chhomrong where we spend a night.
This segment will offer a beautiful alpine forest trek. We pass th3e lush pine, oak, and rhododendron forest, beautiful villages, encounter heartily kind peoples and explore the diverse floras and faunas of Nepal. We take our lunch on the standard lodge on the way and take dinner at the standard guest house in Chhomrong. Chhomorong is another beautiful village of the native Gurung community.
After having breakfast we continue our journey. With short descend we approach at Chhomrong Stream from where we again ascend and reach Kholdighar where we show our Annapurna Conservation Area Project entrance. After a few ascends and descends in the steeps and walk in the rocky river banks we approach at Doban after crossing Bamboo.
We stay at Doban for a night and take dinner at the same guesthouse.
We wake up, take breakfast and continue to walk toward our journey. Slowly you will realize the high altitude and thin air level. We continually ascend and walk along the ridge until we reach Deurali. The beautiful alpine forest, mesmerizing views of Annapurna ranges, frightening river gorge, and diverse floras and faunas make this segment of trekking a beautiful experience. We take lunch on the way while dinner will be made at the guest house where we stay for a night.
This is the last segment of 10 days Annapurna Base camp Trek before reaching our ultimate destination. Early in the morning we take breakfast and start the most difficult part of the entire trekking. This segment is so challenging because we reach two Base Camps. From Deurali with gradual ascend and rocky rugged trail trek we approach at Annapurna Base Camp where we spend little time to explore the most amazing base camp of the glorious and most dangerous mountain in the world:- Mt. Annapurna.
We take a picture of gorgeous Annapurna and enjoy the beautiful moraine. Amazing views of Mt. Annapurna and other neighboring hills, and many more things make our efforts to approaching here so small. The incredible experience after reaching the astounding Base Camp of stunning and gigantic sacred Mt. Annapurna erases all the tiredness and stress.
After some while in ABC, we again continue to trek and reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp. The mighty mount Fishtail/ Machhapuchhre is awaiting to tease us with its beautiful whitey smile and gigantic looks. We visit the surrounding places to explore the beauties of Mt. Fishtail and stay here for a night.
We take breakfast at the foot of Mighty Mt. Machhapuchhre with the beautiful supernatural sun reflection on the snowcapped Mountains.
After breakfast, with lots of memories and lifetime experience in the Himalayas, we leave it. With the heavy heart to leave the place, we trek down towards Sinuwa. We make lots of descends through alpine lush forest of Rhododendron, oak, pine and junipers, green vegetations, beautiful and typical villages, rivers and streams, Waterfalls, and many more.
Although we physically appear in Sinuwa, our mind, eyes, and heart still hark the moments in the Base Camps. We leave footprints behind us and carry lots of lifetime memories.
We take breakfast and continuing return Home. We gradually descend and come down at Nayapul where we catch the Jeep and travel to Pokhara.
After refreshing and little rest at the hotel in Pokhara, you may visit the Lakeside Pokhara in the evening. Pokhara at the night is so beautiful with its enlightening chants and lakeside night views.
After breakfast, drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. This will be a journey along the river banks with wonderful views of hills and the rural Nepalese lifestyle. After reaching Kathmandu, take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, you will have a farewell dinner with cultural program in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.
After a few days of fun and excitement, the day to bid farewell has arrived. Our representatives will escort you to the Tribhuwan International Airport as per your flight time.
After the wonderful opportunity to organize this tour for you we wish you a safe and happy journey ahead.
|Start Date||End Date||Cost||Status||Booking|
|10 December, 2021||19 December, 2021||Us $1450||Guaranteed|
|20 December, 2021||29 December, 2021||Us $1450||Guaranteed|
We recently completed a 10 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Luxury Holidays Nepal made our trip so easy, simple, and enjoyable. We landed at Kathmandu Airport. Kiran welcomed us and took us to the hotel. The hotel in Kathmandu was very good. The next day we went to see all the famous places around Kathmandu. The sightseeing tour in Kathmandu organized by Hari was very interesting and the guide was polite, helpful, and well educated. After we visited Kathmandu city, we went to Annapurna Trek. On the trek, we saw many beautiful natural mountains and we were very happy to enjoy Nepali culture and tradition. Good and comfortable accommodations were provided. . We were very satisfied with their service and given information about the journey. . It was an unforgettable trip in my entire life. I highly recommended the Luxury holiday Nepal and join this company for further holidays.Published: Wednesday, January 15, 2020
LHN was an amazing company to book a trip! We did Annapurna base camp Trek in January of 2020. We saw and learned a lot of things we had not seen before. Shishir, The main director of the company is full of professionalism, well versed about all minor technicalities, ever enthusiastic and smiling personality. It was a wonderful experience. Enjoyed the whole trip, the trek was amazing and it was done in a very safe manner. We were provided with good food, comfortable accommodation, and excellent guidance. Looking forward to doing more treks with Luxury Holidays Nepal.Published: Saturday, January 11, 2020
My brother and I had been interested in the Annapurna Base camp hike for years, and after nice research chose” LHN” for the trekking. We were welcomed at the airport on arrival with a marigold flower and everything went so smoothly from there. The guides were professional, knowledgeable and enthusiastic, we're eager to answer our multitude of questions. They taught me a lot about the breathtaking landscape and people of Nepal in clear detail. We had stunning sunrise and sunset from the Annapurna range and Mountain View from Poonhill. The incredible view made the trek more wonderful and unforgettable, lush rhododendron forest and much more nature add the trek reliable. It was just ‘AWESOME’. LHN was very punctual, showing up on time. I can’t rate their service highly enough.
From the soul, I highly recommend LHN and its crew members.Published: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
This was a private trip just with my Aunt and me in Nepal for trekking in the Annapurna region. LHN made this trip memorable, makes changes on the go and to adapt to our demand. The hotels and rooms were peaceful with good sounds. We found the trek to Poon Hill challenging but our guides were so mindful, lovely and incredibly supportive, that made the trip easier and straightforward to the Poon hill where we get the panoramic view of Himalayas, flora, and fauna. During the whole 6 days of our trek, the guide made sure that we are comfortable in our hotels and have enough nutrition and rest with 5-star accommodations. They did a great job! I will definitely recommend Luxury Holidays Nepal and their staff for the great experience! THANK YOUPublished: Friday, November 1, 2019
We had completed the ABC trek in last autumn with LHN and their Team and it's just WOW! A communication by Resham was great from the Initial contact made and I found hid response was prompt and detailed answering all my questions. Guide Kiran was attentive, energetic and always in a happy mood that makes more interest in the trek. Our Trek began, Kiran was capable hands and lead the way through the trails and great arrangement for all our accommodation in the luxury hotel room. 10 out of 10! The scenery from the Annapurna base camp was the mesmerizing and stunning view of Mountains and Nature beauty near the eyes it made dream come true. LHN has provided a wealth of knowledge of the local area and about the country. We received excellent effort and services from their team. Thank You!!
Highly recommend Luxury Holidays Nepal and their team and do more trek with LHN.Published: Thursday, October 10, 2019
After a long wait, finally, I did the Annapurna base camp trek this September with luxury Holidays Nepal. Annapurna Base Camp Trek was my childhood dream which I did in a fantastic way. Due to short holidays, I had chosen 10 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek rather than 15 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek. at the beginning of the trip, I was confused and thinking out whether it will be but Luxury Holidays Nepal arranged everything very well and in a professional way.
The representative who came to the airport to receive us waited about 30 min due to the flight delay. They safely drove to the hotel room in a quiet luxury car and the service was excellent. We had a pre-trip meeting where I had enough time to ask the question and clear my doubts. The guide and porter took care of all of my needs, encourage me when it was hard and answered my endless list of questions about nature, culture, and customs. Breathtaking views of Gigantic and glorious Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Machhapuchhre was amazing, they were rising above the clouds and making a different scenario like a fantasy world. The whole journey was an incredible experience. Our guide was very helpful during those challenging segments of trekking and always beware about our health, food, and drinks, amenities at every place and stop. Without them, we couldn’t have done it. Thank You for your help and hospitality during the trek.
I would definitely go again with Luxury Holidays Nepal and strongly recommend this Local company in Nepal to anyone else.Published: Thursday, September 12, 2019
Since I was young, I had a dream of trekking in Annapurna Base Camp and finally, at the age of 35, I did the ABC trek in Last September with Luxury Holidays Nepal. The price was quite reasonable and the professional and friendly approach of Shishir was remarkable. The guides and porter with responsible trek made our trip more perfect. It was absolutely amazing and overwhelmingly beautiful. We saw the green forest with rhododendron, wild creature, waterfalls, and snowcapped mountain. The views were outstanding and like nothing I had ever seen before. LHN provides luxuries room, excellent food, and service with the best accommodation. The team was always in the best of hands, weather arranging and guaranteeing the lodging during the busy ABC trekking season also.
I would recommend Luxury Holidays Nepal for anyone else considering trek.Published: Sunday, September 8, 2019
Luxury Holidays Nepal provides you Timber House Nepal in Kathmandu and Hotel Crown Himalaya in Pokhara and standard lodge throughout the journey. Teahouse and lodge have the rooms with just the basics, normally with a bed, blanket, and pillows. Every lodge has a capacious dining room and lounge. We will provide you and your group at the lodge which is locally available every day. If you want to upgrade accommodation in cities, then contact us for cost detail.
Food on the way (Journey):
Your meals during the trek are comprised of our price. Travelers take their breakfast and dinner at the tea house where they stay and lunch is taken during the trekking in the local lodge. All standard Meals during the trekking are included in the cost. The lunches and dinners are not included in Kathmandu and Pokhara which costs from $4 to $8 depending on meal items and restaurant category.
Throughout the trip of Mountain Trekking, your luggage is carried and moved by the porters. You should carry the water bottle, sunscreen, camera, spare jacket, etc. Your main luggage will be your trekking bag and you can carry a small lockable bag that will provide safety. You are provided with a free locker room in a hotel in Kathmandu. The weight allowance in domestic airlines of Nepal is up to 20 kg and for more weight, you have to pay US$1 per/kg depending on the area.
Transportation on Journey:
Luxury Holidays Nepal will offer you private luxury vehicles for airport transferal, sightseeing and Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara and Luxurious tourist bus for Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu.
Group Leader during the journey:
Luxury Holidays Nepal will facilitate you with the trained traveling guide in your group. There will be a single porter for a couple of people.
Payment of the Due Balance:
The rest amount of your trip can be paid in our office after your arrival or via online payment before your arrival in Nepal (Online payment). If you choose to settle your holiday balance by credit card a handling charge of 4% on the outstanding balance is made. There is no handling charge for payment by bank transfer.
Communication during Journey:
Annapurna Base camp Trek is a moderate level trek so you can find the telephone and internet facilities in most of the places.
If you have purchased a voucher for the tour, please inform us which tour date suits you as soon as you are certain. We need time to purchase your domestic air ticket and make other arrangements so please confirm your spot on a tour at least 2 months prior to the commencement of the tour. Your booking on a particular tour date is subject to the availability of spots. Also, please send us your redemption code and voucher number through this link (Voucher Redemption).
You can get a visa at Kathmandu airport upon arrival. Please bring 2 photos for the visa. Expect to have some waiting time in the queue for obtaining your visa. You can also get your visa prior to coming on the tour by contacting your closest Nepali embassy.
Tourist Visa Fee Details
Updated Tourist Visa Fees
15 Days (Multiple Entry)
30 Days (Multiple Entry)
90 Days (Multiple Entry)
Visa Extension (Within Valid Visa Period)
USD 3 per day
Visa Extension (With Multiple Entry)
Additional USD 25
Visa Extension (After Visa Expiration)
Late fee USD 5 per day
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Booking your international flight:
If you don't have a regular travel agent then you can check for international flight options at one of these sites.
makemytrip.com, www.kayak.com, www.vayama.com
They usually have good offers. For more details: (See the international flights page)
When and where should you arrive?
Please book your international flight to arrive and depart from Kathmandu international airport. The tour starts with an orientation meeting at about 5 pm on the first night of the tour and ends on after the scheduled trip after breakfast.
You will be received outside the Kathmandu international airport terminal by representatives holding a "Luxury Holidays Nepal" sign card and he will escort you to the Hotel.
If you plan to arrive early or depart late, please make sure you make extra hotel arrangements by contacting at [email protected]
After you purchase your international air ticket, please contact us to give your flight details.
Currencies are accepted in Nepal:
Some major currencies (USD, AUD, and EURO) are accepted for both VISA and in general. There are plenty of ATMs in Kathmandu, Chitwan, and Pokhara and credit cards are accepted in limited shops and many restaurants. Please note that only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek.
The altitude sickness will get from 3000 meters. Normally below three 3000 meters will not have altitude-related problems usually for people for stable health. But above it can cause altitude-related sickness. If you have a health condition which might cause problems, please consult a doctor about the advisability of doing the trek. For Your information, your traveling guide will also have pills for Altitude Sickness and other basic medicine. We recommend you take pills for diarrhea, cold, fever and nausea.
We do not hope that there may arise any serious problem for you in your journey, but if you get caught by serious illness, then we will do our best to take you to the nearest hospital possible. But you will be responsible for all the expenses that take place in the evacuation process. So, it is good for you to have insurance which will cover your cost. Be insured (As you will reach up to 4200meter). (See the travel insurance page)
If you want to see a close view of Mt. Everest and Himalayan peaks, we can arrange mountain flights. You can contact [email protected] to book. To know more about Mount Everest Scenic Flight by plane, please click here and Everest Scenic Flight by Helicopter click here.
Trip Extensions/ Add on trips:
If you like our service and you want to extend your trip, then we can further organize your trip to India, Bhutan, and Tibet. And other trekking and activities of Nepal like Everest Trek, Langtang Trek, Manaslu Trek, Bunjee Jumping, Rafting, Peak Climbing, Tours, etc.
A general rule of thumb for tipping is from USD 40 to USD 70 per Traveler, depending on the length of the trek. Porters do appreciate a personal tip, although it is not uncommon for the Guide and his Porters to pool the tips they have collected before splitting it amongst themselves, with the Guide is getting a little more for overseeing the welfare and safety of both the Travelers and Porters as a whole. That said, this is just a guide and you may tip, however much you think is appropriate for the services rendered which made your trip a memorable one.
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During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect.
Annapurna Base camp is often recognized as the best trekking in Nepal as like Everest Base Camp Trek. The challenging journey of Annapurna Base Camp with a much exciting thrill and adventure makes ABC Trek one of the best and most popular trekking in Nepal. The classic routes, isolated land and the unique and distinctive nature with diverse cultures are enough to make this trail as the best trekking route in Nepal.
Annapurna Basecamp Trek is simply one best trekking in Nepal. It is around 10 days trekking including arrival, Kathmandu sightseeing, and departure.
ABC trekking is among the most challenging trekking in Nepal. The Hardness to walk in the lengthy snow trails, with the chilly wind, extreme cold, and unpredictable weather is the major factor making this trekking in Annapurna region one of the tough and dangerous trekking routes.
You have to take warm clothes through the trekking. Clothing like Fleece jacket, Trekking trousers, and shots, trekking shirts, Shoes, etc needed in the ABC Trek.
In this trek, you need some equipment like Clothing, Rain Gear, Head Gear, Hand-Gear, Footwear, Sleeping Accessories, Personal Gears, and some hiking or trekking gears.
Yes, you can do ABC Trek with 5-star accommodation. Accommodation in luxury hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara can be arranged, However, there is no star hotel on the trekking trails but standard guest houses are also offering the best quality services.
Luxury Holidays Nepal is the renowned luxury packages operator. More than 50 luxury packages are in the service of LHN. Luxury ABC Trek is the best luxury package for Annapurna Trekking.
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