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    At a Glance

    • Destination
    • Duration
      15 days
    • Trip Difficulty
    • Activities
      Tour and Trek
    • Accommodation
      3 star Standard Hotel in cities & Standard Guest House during the trekking
    • Meals
      Bed and Breakfast Plan (BB Plan)
    • Vehicle
      Private and AC Tourist bus Transportation
    • Max. People
    Annapurna Base Camp TrekMap
    • StartsKathmandu, Nepal
    • EndsKathmandu, Nepal

    About - Annapurna Base Camp Trek

    Annapurna Base camp is one of the most popular trekking destinations after the Everest Base Camp trek. Annapurna Region is somehow second home to trekkers and adventure lovers, who appreciate nature and mountain thrills. The Annapurna region is seated in Nepal's central north, ranging from the Kali Gandaki River in the west to the Marshyangdi River in the east, together with the Lamjung Himal. The region offers a wonderful combination of natural and cultural elements for visitors. The Annapurna Base Camp route passes through stunning and quiet scenery, lovely Gurung and Magar villages, lush green Rhododendron, bamboo, and alpine forests on its way to the trip's ultimate and final goal, Annapurna Base Camp stands at the elevation of (4130m) (13546ft.). 

    The Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes you around one of the world's most remote traditional villages, where our trek begins with a warm welcome from the locals and continues through lush green landscapes with scenic snow-capped giant mountains and a fine and marvelous blend of cultures unmatched by any other trek. It's a journey to the Annapurna Himalayas' vibrant amphitheater of exceedingly elegant peaks. Typically, this exciting journey begins in the lovely city of Pokhara, in the Annapurna mountains, and continues via delightful communities of Gurung and Magar ethnic groups.

    Within less than 10 days, the lushness of the Rhododendron forest, little town settlements, and sky-touching mountain vistas form an outdoor voyage full of adventure, exhaustion, and delight with a lifelong memory at the conclusion. The entire trek is exciting and adventurous, with ups and downs on harsh and difficult trails. Eventually, you'll be taken to the most beautiful and panoramic spot at the Annapurna Massif's base, where you can take in the breathtaking views of Annapurna I (8,091 meters), Annapurna II (7,937 meters), Annapurna III (7,555 meters), Annapurna IV (7,525 meters), Gangapurna (7,455 meters), and Annapurna South (7,219m). The Annapurna Conservation Area, Nepal's largest conservation area, protects and conserves this massif, which spans 7629 square kilometers. Machhapuchhre is another well-known peak in the Annapurna massif, which is located in Annapurna's southern region.

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    Major Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek:

    Kathmandu, a city of Temples

    You will begin Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Kathmandu full day sightseeing of UNESCO World Heritage Sites which include Swyambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Patan Durbar Square. You will have an amazing insight into Nepali culture, religion, history, and civilization during this day. You will be taken to the Nepali authentic kitchen to taste Nepali cuisine before starting your ABC trek.

    Pokhara, a city of lakes

    Pokhara is the most popular and famous tourist city in Nepal. The beautiful city offers stunning views of Mt. Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna Massif, and numerous snowy peaks. This city is also called the city of lakes, including 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 on the 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 attractions to your Pokhara stay.

    Poon Hill Viewpoint

    Poonhill viewpoint is the most romantic place to cherish the beauty of sunset and sunrise over the majestic snow-capped mountains, which will give you front-row access to one of the most phenomenal spectacles of natural theatre on earth. A vantage point to explore the divine landscapes, mountain views, magical terrain, and stunning natural beauties in the foothills of the Annapurna Himalayan range.

    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 in food, and festivals are a lifetime experience for any traveler. Normally, Ghandruk and Ghorepani 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 thrilling scenery of mountains. Annapurna Base Camp is the dream place for a lot of travel devotees to experience the wildness of the Himalayas.

    More highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

    • Scenic Kathmandu to Pokhara flight/drive.
    • Spend a day in the tourist hub Pokhara.
    • Trekking through rhythmic waterfalls, turquoise lakes/ponds, rivers, creeks, and beautiful gorges.
    • Exploration of traditional and typical Gurung villages and experience their great hospitality.
    • Hike to the base of the 10th highest mountain of the world - Annapurna I.
    • Relaxing hot spring at Jhinu danda.
    • Mythical view of Hiunchuli, Annapurna massif, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, and numerous white mountains.
    • Diverse flora and fauna across the trail at different altitudes.
    • Availability of numerous guest houses, lodges, tea houses, and small hotels from the beginning to the end of the trekking. Since the whole route is inhabited by the people.

    If you are looking for other popular trekking in the Annapurna Region, we also offer Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 10 Days, Annapurna in Luxury – 11 Days, Mardi Himal Trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, and many more.

    For the complete guide to Annapurna Base Camp Trek, please click here.

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    Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary

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    What's Included

      All ground transport in a private vehicle, including airport and hotel transfers
      3-star accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel Holy Himalaya or similar category) and Pokhara (Hotel Lakestar or similar category) on twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.
    • PERMITS:
      All necessary paper works, Conservation entry permits, and TIMS.
      Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek.
      Luxury Holidays Nepal’s duffel, sleeping bag, T-shirt and trekking map - if necessary
      Tourist bus transportation from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu and by private vehicle Pokhara to the trek starting point and ending point to Pokhara.
    • LUGGAGE:
      Up to 15 Kg per member as personal baggage during the trek to be carried by porters.
      Best available twin-sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek with breakfast
    • GUIDE:
      Government-licensed Guide (English speaking) during the trek and sightseeing in Kathmandu valley.
    • PORTER:
      Porters as required (2 Trekkers: 1 Porter) to and from Basecamp.
      All Nepalese staff & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment, food & clothing.
      Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara valley with private vehicles
      Comprehensive medical kit.
      Farewell dinner in Kathmandu in a typical Nepali restaurant with a cultural dance performance in the evening.
      All government taxes and official expenses.

    What's Excluded

      International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
      Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (See the Visa & Entry Procedure of Nepal page)
      Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu, Pokhara and in trekking days
      Optional Add-on for Meals, Hotel upgrades in cities and domestic flights (Kathmandu-Pokhara and Return)
      Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking, domestic flight cancellation (due to any other reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
      Insurance covering both medical and high-altitude evacuation costs (for the trip cancellation, interruption, high-altitude rescue & air evacuation, medical treatment, repatriation, etc.)
      Telephone Calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers, and any Alcoholic beverages.
      Clothing, Packing Items, Bags, Personal Medical Kit, and all kinds of Personal Trekking Gear.
      Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
    • FILMING:
      Special Filming, Camera, and Drone permit fee.
      City sightseeing and entrance fees(NPR 2600 ∼ US $ 22 per person )
      Not included during the trek.
      Please contact us
    • Group and Family Discounts
      Please contact us or send us an email at [email protected]
    • TIPS:
      Tips for the guide, porter & driver. (Tipping is Expected).
    • EXTRA:
      Any other services, activities or personal expenses, which are not mentioned in the itinerary and other items not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.

    For the complete Nepal Travel Guide, please click here.

    Dates & Availability

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      Mr. Benny
      United States of America (the), New York

      ABC Trek with short heli tour in Mardi Himal

      I went on the Annapurna Base Camp trek with my group of friends in Nepal. Annapurna Region is really beautiful and the people of that region are super kind and welcoming towards every visitor. We enjoy each trekking day and our trekking guide is a very friendly and amazing person. He makes this trip more comfortable for us. after returning to Pokhara we plan to take one day trip towards the Mardi Himal by Helicopter thanks to the team of Luxury Holiday Nepal for arranging it at the last min. We all are very happy with your services. We will surely visit Nepal again and travel with LHN team. 

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      Mr. Josher
      United States of America (the), Los Angeles

      ABC Trek in Nepal

      Annapurna Base Camp is one of the best destinations i have been to in Nepal.  Walking in the Himalayan region with surrounding by the nature is so refreshing and it's the best treatment for your mind and soul. I love the ABC trek journey. during the trekking days, i have learned a lot of new things about the Himalayan region of Nepal. I would like to thank the Luxury Holiday Nepal team for this amazing trip. I will visit Nepal again to explore more new destinations. 

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      Mr. Jarlison Desterro
      United States of America (the), Dallas

      An excellent service

      Thank you Luxury Holidays Nepal for the wonderful memory. What an amazing trek it was. I had a wonderful experience trek of Manaslu and Annapurna. Everything was managed properly from start to end. The trek offers me an incredible view of mountains and sunrise-sunset from the row of the Himalayas. They made me comfortable as it was my first solo trek.

      One of the best experiences ever! Everything was perfect and according to the itinerary! Would surely recommend LHN.

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    Annapurna Base Camp Trek FAQs

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    Essential Information

    Trekking Grade for Annapurna Base Camp Trek
    The Annapurna Base Camp trip is a fairly challenging journey. It is a moderately long trek that goes into the country's most elevated mountain. So travelers require more energy and the trip is actually tiring which includes 5-8 hrs. (approx.) of walking per day on the rocky edges. It doesn't require previous experience, but you must be physically healthy and better if you do regular exercise. If you love walking at high altitudes, then this trip is for you. (Click here for more information)

    Accommodation during Annapurna Base Camp Trek
    Luxury Holidays Nepal provides accommodation in the 3-Star category hotels in Kathmandu (Hotel Holy Himalaya or similar), Pokhara (Hotel Lake Star or similar) and standard Lodges throughout the journey. Teahouse and lodge have rooms with just the basics, normally with a bed, blanket, and pillows. If you want luxury accommodation of 4/5 stars in Kathmandu and in Pokhara, please contact us for cost detail.

    Foods during Annapurna Base Camp Trek: 
    Travelers take their breakfast and dinner at the tea house where they stay and lunch is taken during the trailing in the local lodge. Lunch and Dinner are not included during the trip and breakfast is included throughout the trip.

    Drinking Water during Annapurna Base Camp Trek
    The water quality in Nepal isn’t the greatest so it is better to use a water filtration or purification tablet. You can also drink boiled water if you like. Make sure to drink a lot of water during the trekking as your body requires more at a higher altitude. (Click here for more information)

    Transportation during Annapurna Base Camp Trek
    Luxury Holidays Nepal will offer you private luxury vehicles for airport transferal, sightseeing and Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara and Tourist bus for Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu.

    Luggage during Annapurna Base Camp Trek
    Throughout the trip of Mountain Trekking, your luggage is carried and moved by the porters. You should carry a 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 the hotel of Kathmandu. The weight allowance in domestic airlines of Nepal is up to 20kg and for more weight, you have to pay US$1 per/kg depending on the area.

    Group Leader during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek
    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. (Click here to see the Guide Profiles

    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).

    Visa for Annapurna Base Camp Trek
    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.

    On-Arrival Visa Fee at Entry Points
    15 Days – 30 USD
    30 Days – 50 USD
    90 Days – 125 USD

    For more details please click here.

    Booking your international flight for Annapurna Base Camp Trek
    If you don't have a regular travel agent then you can check for international flight options at one of these sites.,,
    They usually have good offers.

    When and where should you arrive for Annapurna Base Camp Trek
    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 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 [email protected]
    After you purchase your international air ticket, please contact us to give your flight details.

    Currencies accepted during Annapurna Base Camp Trek
    There is good access to ATMs anywhere in most city areas, however, you will find it hard in rural areas. Different banks have their maximum withdrawal amount limit. Most hotels, restaurants, airlines, and travel agents accept cards as well. It is more important to have enough cash as there will be very limited or no ATM access in trekking areas and also some reserve cash for emergencies. USD is selectively acceptable in Nepal but still, you need to make sure you have Nepalese currency on hand during the trekking. (Click here for more information)

    Nepal is a heaven for adventures and is comparatively a safe destination for those adventures. There is a low rate of serious crime however you should still take sensible safety measures. Keep an eye on pick-pocketers and snatchers in buses and tourist areas. You can avoid walking with a large amount of cash on your own. Always let your guide know if you’re going out during the trip. (Click here for more information)

    Internet and SIM Card for Annapurna Base Camp Trek
    Most cities have extensive access to the internet, also hotels, restaurants, and cafes that offer free WIFI. But outside the cities, in the remote trekking areas, it’s fair to non-existent. You can easily purchase a SIM card at an affordable cost. You can use the data package using the SIM card as well. (Click here for more information)

    Vaccinations & Immunization for Annapurna Base Camp Trek
    Before traveling to Nepal, please consult your travel clinic for updated information on vaccinations and immunizations. The commonly recommended vaccinations are Chickenpox, Diphtheria-Tetanus, Polio, Shingles, Covid-19, Hepatitis A & B, Encephalitis, Malaria, Measles, Rabies, Typhoid, and Yellow Fever. (Click here for more information)

    Health Issues for Annapurna Base Camp Trek
    We advise you to visit your doctor at least 60 days earlier before beginning your journey to Annapurna Base Camp. Altitude sickness (AMS) is the main health issue. You may feel mild altitude sicknesses like nausea, lethargy, and headache but they will get less in a couple of days. To be protected from (AMS) you can take Diamox pills or you can consult the doctor and use medicine as referred and purchase them from Kathmandu. For your information, your traveling guide will also have pills for (AMS) and other basic medicine, but we suggest you carry your own medicine. We recommend you take pills for diarrhea, cold, fever, and nausea.

    See Mount Everest
    If you want to see a close view of Mt. Everest and the 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.

    Insurance/Evacuation for Annapurna Base Camp Trek
    We do not hope that there may arise any serious problems for you in your journey, but if you get caught by a 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 during the evacuation process. So, it is good for you to have insurance that will cover your cost. Be Insured. (See the travel insurance page)

    Trip Extensions:
    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 in Nepal like the Everest trek, Langtang Trek, Manaslu Trek, Peak Climbing, Tours, etc.

    Tipping for Annapurna Base Camp Trek
    There is no significant rule about tipping your guide or porter but it has been more common in Nepal. It is on you to decide whether to thank the guide and porter with tips or not. But in most cases, guides and porters expect tips from you though they don’t ask for tips verbally.

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