Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the finest trekking trails in the Annapurna region and popular one of the best trekking in Nepal. The beautiful Annapurna Sanctuary formed by Annapurna, Machapuchare (Fishtail) Himchuli and Manaslu ignite your heart with tranquility and is also a site revered sacred according to the Hindu mythology as it resemblances the face of Lord Shiva, nature artwork dotted by glaciers and limned in a sheer cliff face. The ABC trek is one of the most popular treks in the world as it is an alluring and easy level trek. Annapurna Base Camp Trek offers a spectacular mountain scenery on the foothill of the Himalayas passing through beautiful forests, rivers, stone stairways, suspension bridges, terraced farmlands and ethnical settlements surrounded by the enormous glaciers. You are finally taken to Machhapuchhre Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp and offers you the most spectacular mountain panorama. You will get to witness the typical lifestyle and culture of the hilly region of Nepal in harmony with nature and away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
In fact, Annapurna Base Camp is the second most visited tourist destination after Everest Base Camp in Nepal. Everest Base Camp trek is more costly as compared to Annapurna Base Camp Trek due to its difficulty and geographical structure. In this 15 days Annapurna Base Camp trek, you will also enjoy Poon Hill trek which gives you a spectacular view of Annapurna Himalayan Range including lovely Machhapuchhre ( Fishtail).
You will begin your Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara. You will first drive to Nayapool and begin your hiking via picturesque traditional settlements and lush rhododendron. Your slow ascent takes you to Ghorepani and Poon Hill passing via Ulleri. You will celebrate stunning sunrise and mountain views from Poonhill. Then, trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp via Tadapani and Chommrong. Finally, you will get to Annapurna Base Camp and capture astonishing mountain views. The incredible mountain views include Annapurna-I, Annapurna-IV, Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Himchuli, Manaslu and Ganesh Himal will dazzle your eyes and camera. On backtracking, you will trek via Jhino where you will heal your body pain with lukewarm water from the tap and ponds. Following the country again, get to Nayapool and drive back to Pokhara to end your Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
If you are looking for other variations of Annapurna Base Camp Trek, we also offer Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Circuit Trek, Annapurna Biking Trip, and Annapurna Base Camp Trek with 5 star accommodation in cities.
No doubt, Annapurna Base Camp Trekking with Luxury Holidays Nepal will be an astounding but – Once is not enough.
After arriving in Kathmandu, a representative from Luxury Holidays Nepal will pick up from the airport and take to your hotel. In the afternoon, you may take a rest or visit Luxury Holidays Nepal’s office. At evening, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your tour and trekking guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your trip. This includes a final briefing and preparations for the trip. For the meeting, please make sure you bring your passport, three copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving late and therefore are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting. Overnight in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide for your sightseeing tour. You will visit the following sites.
Swyambunath Stupa - The Monkey Temple (World Heritage Site):
You can watch over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. Swyambhu is also known as Samhengu and the Monkey temple because of the countless monkeys living in the premises.
Pashupatinath Temple (World Heritage Site):
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the holiest Hindu temples of Nepal. It is located on the banks of Bagmati River on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu. Pashupatinath is the most important temple dedicated to god Shiva.
Boudhanath Stupa is 2500 years old Buddhist stupa in the Valley built in the 5th century with four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings. You will find Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet going round the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.
Patan Durbar Square (World Heritage Site):
Patan Durbar Square - located in central of city Lalitpur. It displays the Newari architecture that had reached its pinnacle during the reign of Malla kings who were great builders and patrons of the arts.
The rest of your time is free for further exploration and some shopping near to your hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, leave Kathmandu for Pokhara (known as The Lake City owing to a large number of lakes in the city). As you leave Kathmandu, the landscape changes. You will see hills, small settlements and terraced farms. Upon your arrival in Pokhara, the beautiful lake city, you are rewarded with magnificent views of the Himalayas, including Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Manaslu (8,156m), Machhapuchhre (6,993m), the five peaks of Annapurna and others. Check-in to the hotel and take a rest. You may also stroll in the streets of Pokhara and just enjoy being in one of the most beautiful cities of Nepal. Overnight in Pokhara.
After breakfast, drive to Nayapul which takes approximately one hour. Then start the first part of your hiking out to Tikhedunga via Birethanti this is a pretty easy flat hike as you pass through several small lively villages and settlements. After some time, you will ascend gently to the final destination Tikhedhunga. Overnight at Tikhedhunga.
After breakfast, ascend steeply for the first 2 hours and then ascend gently passing through Ulleri and Banthanti. This path gives breathtaking views of Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.), and the grand Annapurna (7219m) south on the way. Your trail now gets quite easy going as you pass through rhododendron and shadowy forests amidst the cackling of birds which gives you good feelings till you ascend gently up to the final camp. Overnight at Ghorepani.
In the early morning hike to Poon Hill (3210m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountains then Hike back to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast at the Lodge and trek to Tadapani. Most part of the trail trek through rhododendron forest, the beautiful flower makes the jungle colorful in spring when they bloom. Overnight at Tadapani.
After breakfast starts your trek. More downhill walking awaits you as you again trek rhododendron and oak forests. You will arrive at the lofty Gurung village of Chhomrong by lunchtime, giving you a bit of time to explore the fantastic views of Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre. Overnight at Chhomrong.
After breakfast starts your trek. The trail drops down to the Chomrong Khola and again continue climbing to Khuldighar (2,380 m) where there used to be an ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area) check post. There is a clearing in the forest a little further on, from which, the route travels very steeply down a rocky bank and then levels out, running through thickets of bamboo at the bottom of the gorge, keeping always on the west side of the river. Overnight at Doban.
You'll feel the bite of the thin air in his day as you climb high above the starting point of Doban, overlooking a river far below. You will scale the lateral moraine of a shimmering glacier and then come down the other side to the glacier bed before reaching the Annapurna Base Camp. A breathtaking 4,237m above sea level, this is your stopping point for the night.
It's time to reap the rewards of your hard trekking work! Miles above the earth, you have all day to wander the base camp and drink in the beauty and majesty of Annapurna. The sunrise and sunset are spectacular displays of natural theatre, and not to be missed. Make sure your camera is charged! Overnight in Annapurna Base Camp.
You will savor one last fiery Annapurna sunrise before beginning the trek down the mountain. Your route in this day ends in the village of Bamboo, named for the dense forest of tall bamboo that surrounds it. Overnight at Bamboo.
The stone staircases and their steep, unforgiving steps await once again! You will trek the bamboo forest, passing vibrant blooms of rhododendron, on the way to Kuldi. After lunch, pass through Sinuwa and Modi Khola before an invigorating uphill climb towards Chhomrong. Overnight at Chhomrong.
From Chhomrong, head back to Taglung, descending slowly through a forest to Kummu. It's back towards Ghandruk and one more hypnotically-lovely panorama of Annapurna South before our last night on the mountain. Overnight at Ghandruk.
After breakfast starts your trek. It is very easy trek by descending gently half of the way through the rice field and local villages to Syauli bazaar and walks flat part until Nayapul then drives from Nayapul to Pokhara. It takes around one hour to drive. Overnight in Pokhara.
You have an option of both driving as well as flying back to Kathmandu. The Pokhara-Kathmandu flight swifts along the Himalayas unveiling Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Langtang ranges. After returning to Kathmandu, you have the afternoon and the evening to stroll along the streets of Kathmandu for some last-minute shopping. There is a farewell dinner in a typical Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances in the evening. You have the option to extend your trip to continue onto rafting adventure, Kathmandu valley shopping tour, mountain biking and other activities. Overnight at Kathmandu.
After a few days of fun and excitement, the day to bid farewell has arrived. Our representatives will escort you to 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.
Last July I had Annapurna Base Camp Trek and it was my first trekking in Nepal. I had no idea how would my trek will be. I had only few information through articles and news and few imaginary guessed by photos and videos. Before entrance to Nepal from airport, I was wholly thinking how I can do this trek in first visit to Himalayas. But as the representative picked me and took hotels, through here until flight back to home, they did not give me any point questioning their job. Luxury Holidays Nepal and team are really so professional and well learned trek operator. They provided mr. Akash Gurung as our group guide and 3 other porters. Mr. akash was so talented and had too much information to explain us all on the way. We had some amazing views of hills and peaks. And the most wandering moment was looking towards the giant Annapurna Range standing tall in front of us. It was so mysterious things that I saw in entire life. I was shocked with its giant shape. This was my most unforgettable memory of my life. Thank you Luxury Holidays Nepal for bringing such an amazing experience. I will definitely visit Nepal again and I hope you will be there for me.Published: Monday, August 12, 2019
We had a trip of 15 days with our guide Shishir. Our guide was perfect and the trek was very wonderful. Our guide was flexible and ready to answer our question anytime. He took care of us a lot and also our porters and make sure everyone is fit and fine. Thank You so much!!
If you would book a trip to Nepal then Luxury Holidays Nepal is the best and they have very specialized teams for your assistance….Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018
What an amazing trek! Looked by our lovely friend Ram, a highly experienced, caring and funny guide along with strong and helpful porters-just made our trip fantastic. They were very careful about our safety, giving lots of knowledge about these places. LHN is a very experienced company with friendly staffs. They made our trip very beautiful and strongly recommend this company. Thank you LHN Team we will do Everest next year with your company for sure.Published: Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Actually we never thought that our Annapurna trekking will be so much incredible and close to nature that it will remain fresh in our memory for a long time. Since the times we’ve correspond with Luxury Holidays Nepal especially with Mr. Resham Shrestha he answered us so promptly. Upon arrival in Nepal he has constantly assisted and helped us to make our trip an experience of my life time. As we write this we long to go for another such trips with Luxury Holidays Nepal.
When we were at the base camp we found the amazing mountains right in front of our eye which was unbelievable! We recommend everyone to go to Annapurna with Luxury Holidays and experience what we did.
Seeing the mountains surrounding me is absolutely amazing, which can be compared to heaven. All my life I’ve heard about the beauty and excitement of Nepal. And we actually did it with LHN team which made our journey very memorable and beautiful. Thank You Luxury Holidays Nepal!!
Published: Friday, November 10, 2017
We are very much grateful to LHN and their INCREDABLE team!!!
Together with bunch of my friends we visited Nepal with LHN Company. It was a very memorable trekking with a caring guide and lovely porters. They were very experienced, they never let us behind, and they were walking with us on our normal pace so it made us easy to finish the trek.
I recommend visiting Luxury Holidays Nepal website to check their offers. Not only I, our friends and other people who were with LHN team would agree that this Company and their people deserve the best recommendation for their work and hospitality.Published: Saturday, August 12, 2017
A first class bucket list experience amid magnificent scenery with a tough daily trek at altitude. I want to commend the Guide who led our group of 7 people. The guide led our group enthusiastically and with great insight into our locations and concern for our safety and wellbeing. They did a great job and I would like to express our thanks to them:
Each of these men in their own way made our trip the success it was. I cannot compliment them enough for the great job they did, and they are a credit to your company. Shankar was extremely knowledgeable about our trek locations and kept us well informed.
They were instrumental in getting us all to the Base Camp at Annapurna with firm but caring guidance. I was amazed at the skill they showed including being charming companions, funny raconteurs and serious helpers when required.
Thank you for the well-organized trek schedule which ran efficiently and I would recommend it to anyone considering the trek, which is not something to be entered into lightly.
Visited August 2016Published: Monday, August 15, 2016
Luxury Holidays Nepal provides you 4 star hotels in Kathmandu and 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. Accommodation in 4 stars hotel Kathmandu(Hotel Mulberry or similar category) and In Pokhara (Mount Kailash Resort or similar category) and for 5 stars hotel in Kathmandu (Gokarna Forest Resort or similar category) and in Pokhara (Pokhara Grande or similar category).
Food on the way (Journey):
Your meals aren't comprised in our price. Travelers take their breakfast and dinner at the tea house where they stay and lunch is taken during the trail in the local lodge. But breakfast is included in your packages. The lunches and dinners are not included in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and in Trekking days, which cost 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 which 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 vehicle 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 moderate level trek so you can find the telephone and internet facilities in most of the place.
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 availability of spots. Also, please send us your redemption code and voucher number through this link (Voucher Redemption).
You can get a visa in Kathmandu airport upon arrival for $25 USD (or equivalent in other major currencies) for a 15 days visa or $40 USD for a 30 days visa. 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. (Nepal Visa Info)
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@example.com
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 ATM's 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 to 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 to 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.