Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

  • 13 Days
  • Annapurna Region , Nepal
  • 12 Reviews

Trip At Glance

Group Size: 2 – 12 People
Max-Altitude: 4,130 m
Fitness Level: Moderate
Destination: Nepal
Transport: Jeep/Plane
Arrival On: Kathmandu, Nepal

Overview And Highlights

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking offers the most comprehensive budget trek in Nepal. The hiking route of Ghandruk and Chhomrong assists with acclimatization before tackling the steep valley to the Base Camp: surrounded by an immense circle of towering peaks seen from Pokhara. This Annapurna base camp package is designed to accommodate the desire of those trekkers who have a keen interest in the ABC base camp trek route but are limited by time frame and Annapurna base camp trek cost.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking provides an excellent opportunity to experience the soaring mountains, authentic villages, unique ecosystem, and diverse landscapes and cultures. You will walk through rural villages, glacial rivers, bamboos, pine and rhododendron forests, waterfalls, and caves with a magnificent backdrop of Himalayan vistas during the Annapurna base camp trek distance of 110 km. Gurung and Magar predominantly inhabit the region and are known for their bravery in the British Gurkha army.

Annapurna in “Sanskrit” means the “Goddess of Harvest” and she is one of the most revered goddesses in Nepal. The 50 km-long Annapurna massif is highly praised for the religious and natural significance it beholds.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek starts from Khimchi and follows the Annapurna base camp trek map to Ghandruk. We then take a switchback trail from Ghandruk to Chhomrong and it involves a long walk along the mountain before it enters into the forest and continues up to the other side of the valley. Woodpeckers, babblers, and minivets are common sights and you can hear the calls of a plenitude of birds.

The walk from Chhomrong is through wonderful cobblestoned stairs and a suspension bridge across the Chhomrong Khola with the view of Annapurna south to the left and roaring river down to the right. The trail then rises further up to the crest of the mountain and the forest line gradually disappears and you can encounter a few trekking groups.

The Dovan to Deurali trail makes an 800m ascent and is one of the exciting parts of the trek. The climax starts as we approach the Annapurna sanctuary amphitheatre after on a trail of the Annapurna base camp trek 7 days. The scenery becomes highly fascinating and mountains come fully into view.  The hike to Machhapuchhre Base Camp is followed by a few hours' climb on a grassy trail to Annapurna base camp height of 4130 m. Here you will be surrounded by immense ice giants on either side with U-shaped glaciers below.

Short description of Annapurna base camp trekking 

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most renowned and traditional treks in the world, offering breathtaking mountain views and the chance to observe locals living their traditional lives in Nepal's Himalayan villages. The path to Annapurna Base Camp, which is at a height of 4130 meters, passes through breathtaking and serene scenery, attractive Gurung and Magar villages, lush green Rhododendron, bamboo, and alpine forests (13546ft )

The walk is equally wonderful for experiencing nature. On the third day of our journey, we leave our stuff at the guesthouse in Ghorepani and head out to Poon Hill early in order to see the magnificent sunrise. One of the best spots on this journey to see the sunrise and take in the mountain scenery is Poon Hill. From the top of Poon Hill, one can see Mount Dhaulagiri, the Annapurna Range, Mount Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Mountain), and the Butterfly Peaks in the far west. Being at the foot of the enormous Annapurna I (8091m), with a 360-degree mountain view, is breathtakingly gorgeous and provides one of the most memorable mountain vacations of a lifetime in Nepal.

We will come across a variety of ethnic groups among the residents along the Annapurna Base Camp Route, including Brahmans and Chhetris in lower altitudes and Mongoloid Himalayan people in the Himalaya. Most of the locals are Gurung and Magar, two ethnic groups known for the Gurkha regiment. If you would like to explore more cultural and traditional heritages in Himalaya then Wilderness Excursion suggest you to trek to Langtang, Manaslu, and Everest region. However, Annapurna is without a doubt the best mountain for scenery, with about 55000 trekkers visiting it each year.

We will come across a variety of ethnic groups among the residents along the Annapurna Base Camp Route, including Brahmans and Chhetris in lower altitudes and Mongoloid Himalayan people in the Himalayas. Most of the locals are Gurung and Magar, two ethnic groups known for the Gurkha regiment. If you want to learn more about the Himalayas' cultural and traditional heritage, Wilderness Excursion advises trekking in the Langtang, Manaslu, and Everest regions. However, Annapurna is without a doubt the best mountain for scenery, with about 55,000 trekkers visiting it each year.

Highlights of Annapurna Base  Trekking

Adorable view of sunrise and sunset

Majestic Himalayan landscape 

Rhododendron forest, flora and fauna 

Suspension bridges, rivers

Sherpa culture and traditions

Best season for Annapurna base camp trekking

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is a very well-liked trekking route in Nepal. You are welcome in the Annapurna region all year round, but different seasons offer you a different experience of Annapurna. Here we are discussing some seasons, their views, and the experiences that you can carry with you for a lifetime. 

Spring season ( March-May) 
This season starts in May and ends in May. Mostly, the trekkers considered the spring season for their trek to Annapurna Base Camp. After autumn, spring is the best time to do the ABC trip. While it is cool in the morning and evening, it is also warm during the day. Because it is the pre-monsoon/summer season, the days will be warmer than they would be in the winter.

Additionally, it is a flower-sprouting season, so the paths will be vibrant and bright. Deep green hues cover the woodland, while rhododendron blooms are in full bloom everywhere. As a result, while on the ABC trek, you will see a combination of green, red, and pink. The sky is clear, with low chances of rainfall and a moderate temperature, which makes your trek easier and joyful. Additionally, due to the clear sky, you can glimpse the mountains clearly and enjoy the rhododendron flowers during this time. 

Summer ( June- August )

The summer season starts from the month of June to August. At lower altitudes, the average daytime temperature in early spring is in the mid-lows (800-2000m). Due to this, trekking in the lower Annapurna region is highly enjoyable. The best month for absolutely clear views is April. At lower altitudes, the average daytime temperature is about 10 °C, while the average nighttime temperature is typically near zero. Obviously, the temperature drops as you ascend. Evenings and mornings over 4000m are typically bitterly chilly.

As the heat builds up to monsoon season, May often has substantially higher temperatures than April. A weird haze that may be observed at low elevations frequently covers the mountains in May. Lower elevations get daytime highs of 20°C in May, while lower altitudes experience nighttime lows of 5°C. Additionally, you should prepare for bitterly cold weather during this period at higher altitudes.

Trekking to Annapurna base camp is quite challenging due to slippery paths during your trek. It is hot and sweaty in the lower altitude area. However, if you want to experience fewer people during your trek, then this time will be a good alternative for you. 

Monsoon (June- August) 

In Nepal, the rainy season is the summertime. High heat and torrential rain are both experienced at this time. Mountainous areas typically have cloud cover, and the lower trekking routes in the Annapurna region are muddy. However, this does not imply that you won't be able to see the Himalayas in all their splendour during this time. One benefit of the monsoon is that it won't rain all day every day or even all day every day. You must, therefore, prepare for heavy rain and wear appropriate clothing. You can do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek if the rain doesn't bother you. 

The world heritage site and other historic Buddhist monasteries are still visible. Additionally, you can mingle with the locals in a fantastic way and learn about their own culture, traditions, and way of life.

Over your layers, you can put on a thin hard-shell rain jacket. Additionally, it will enable you to wear the jacket in hotter parts of the trail. You can layer your warm winter jacket over the hard shell at higher elevations where it's colder.

Notes: during this time, the paths are muddy and slippery, so during this time your trek will be quite challenging and uncomfortable. Moreover, you will also encounter leeches on your way. 

Autumn ( September- November)

 The season of autumn is also preferred as the most suitable and comfortable season for Annapurna Base Camp trekking. This time of year is ideal for trekkers in terms of both scenery and weather. The region's fall season begins shortly after the start of September and typically lasts through the end of November. The weather continues to be moderate—hot during the day and cool at night and in the morning. The Annapurna range may be seen in breathtaking detail thanks to the day's beautiful skies. During this season, the typical daytime temperature ranges from 12 to 20 degrees Celsius. While at night, the temperature typically falls to minus 3 to 4 degrees Celsius. Additionally, it is harvest time, so you will see farmers tending to their crops in the field. Overall, the main drawback to travelling during this time of year is how crowded this trail is. If you like meeting new people, you'll probably run into at least two or three trekkers in a span of an hour on the trails.

During this season, the weather is moderate and it is easy to climb uphill. The skies are clear and bright so you can clearly glimpse the majestic landscape, small local villages, and high and small range mountains. After the extended period of rain has passed, the greenery appears new and enhances the aesthetic attractiveness of the surroundings. Although the start of autumn is not very cold in terms of temperatures, the fall season starts to cool off in November.

Winter ( December- February) 

This season starts in the month of December and ends in January. Winter trekking to Annapurna Base Camp can be difficult because of the unpredictable weather. The lack of hikers on the trail, though, makes some people view the weather's drawbacks as a positive. It is therefore one of the ideal seasons to hike in the Annapurna Himalayas for hikers who enjoy having the trail to themselves. You can select the teahouses of your choosing in addition to that. Despite this, the tea house stays open during the chilly winter months. Therefore, if you want to go hiking during this time, you will be able to locate a warm supper and a place to sleep each night after the hike. Most days during the winter season are gloomy, obstructing views. However, clearer days than midsummer are more common and frequently occur.

The views of the mountains are also incredibly breathtaking. In the winter, the mountain is more radiant than ever. The average daytime temperature in winter is between 0 and 5 degrees. And at night, the temperature lowers to minus 10 to 15 degrees Celsius. Additionally, the season is lovely for seeing the clear mountain views, but due to the seasonal weather, there are some risks associated with it. For instance, when the trails are covered in snow, walking becomes challenging.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport (1,300m/4,264ft)

Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu – to Pokhara  – 30 minutes. Overnight at a hotel

Day 03: Drive to Nayapul (1,010m) and trek to Tikhedhunga (1,570m) – 4 hours. Overnight at a guesthouse

Day 04: Tikhedhunga – Ghorepani (2,840m) – 5 hours trek. Overnight at guesthouse

Day 05: Hike to Poon Hill (3,210m) and trek to Tadapani (2,610m) – 7 hours trek. Overnight at guesthouse

Day 06: Tadapani – Sinuwa (2,300m) – 5 hours. Overnight at a guesthouse

Day 07: Siniwa – Deurali Hotel (3,250m) – 6 hours trek. Overnight at a guesthouse

Day 08: Deurali  – Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) – 7 hours. Overnight at a guesthouse

Day 09: Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) – Bamboo (2,345m) – 6 hours trek. Overnight at a guesthouse

Day 10: Bamboo – Jhinu (1,780m) – 5 hours trek. Overnight at a guesthouse

Day 11: Jhinu Danda – Nayapul (1,010m), drive to Pokhara – 4 hours trek/ 1.5 hour drive

Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu – 30 minutes. Overnight at a hotel

Day 13: Final departure

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Nepal Horizon Trek & Expedition Airport Representative will meet you outside the airport terminal hall. Please, look for our airport trek & expedition play card. You will be transferred to the hotel and introduced to your trekking guide. Stroll around the bustling city of Thamel in the evening.


After morning breakfast, we fly via domestic plane to Pokhara through the spectacular countryside and follow the down steam of Trishuli River. Trishuli River is famous river rafting for travelling with family & beginner. Upon arrival at Pokhara, we will be transferred to the hotel at Pokhara. Free afternoon in Pokhara.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, drive along the zigzag route to Nayapul, the starting point of the trek. We trek to Birethanti – a large riverside village located at the confluence of the Modi and Bhurungdi Kholas. Next we climb above to Sudame along the off road and then rise gradually up to the side of the valley to Tikhedhunga.

Tea House

Today we take a steep climb via stone staircase to Ulleri, a large Magar village at an altitude of 2,070m. The trail rises gradually from this point through the magical forest of oak and rhododendron towards Banthanti at 2,250m. Then we trek to Nagethanti (2,460m) and few hour walk takes us to Ghorepani.

Tea House

After early morning breakfast, we hike up for 45 minutes to reach Poon Hill (3210m/10530ft). This scenic uphill route offers the fascinating glimpse of rhododendron forest. As reach the grassy summit of Poon Hill, we get the unobstructed view of sunrise over the high Himalayas and panoramic view of Dolpo to the far western region, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurnas, Machhapuchhre (fishtail), and Manaslu.

After some magical moments in Poon Hill, we climb along the ridge through pine and rhododendron forest to Deurali and then descend down to Banthanti and turn off to Tadapani

Tea House

We start our trek with a steep downhill trek through rhododendron forest until we reach the beautiful village of Gurung community. From here, we enjoy an fairly easy path to Sinuwa at an elevation of 2,300m.

Tea House

Today we drop down to Sinuwa Khola before climbing to Khuldighar at an elevation of 2,380m where there used to be an ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area) check post. There is a clearing in the forest and further walk takes us to the route steeply downward on a rocky bank. Then the trail levels out and meanders through the thickets of bamboo and rhododendron forest to the Deurali hotel.

Overnight at Himalayan Hotel


Today we climb through the forest and cross Hinku Cave, Deurali and then Machhapuchhre Base Camp, which isn’t really the base camp since summiting this peak is not permitted. The trail is totally surrounded by icy peaks which is called Annapurna sanctuary. Further two hours trek from Machhauchhre Base Camp leads us to Annapurna Base Camp at an elevation of 4,130m. Here we get rewarded with an unobstructed views of mountain scenery, which is spectacular.

Tea House

After breakfast, we follow the same route to descend down to Bamboo. The trail drops by 1,700m at the bank of Modi Khola to Bamboo at 2,345m where handful teahouses or lodge are available.

Tea House

After breakfast, we make an uphill climb to Kuldighar before making a downhill walk to Chhomrong Khola. Then we ascend via stone stair to reach Chhomrong. Now we choose a trail that descends to Jhinu Danda where we will be resting overnight.

Today we get opportunity to soothe our tired muscles in natural hot spring at Jhinu Danda.


Today we descend down to Nayapul admiring the amazing hilly landscapes of western Nepal. We take lunch on the way. We end our trek at Nayapul where we board our vehicle that leads us to Pokhara.


We either fly back to Kathmandu. After arriving in Kathmandu, we will be transfer to the hotel.  We enjoy the free day or catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any physical landmarks. In the evening, we attend farewell dinner hosted by Nepal Horizon Treks & Expedition in typical Nepali restaurant with cultural shows.


It’s your last day in Nepal! Take some breakfast and if you wish, you can catch last-minute shopping Kathmandu. Our airport representative will transfer you to airport with plenty time before your flight home. Farewell!!!


What Is Included ?

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Teahouse accommodations and meals (breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinner
  • All the ground transportation as per itinerary in cozy vehicle
  • An experienced, English speaking and government licensed trekking guide and assistant guide (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • All the trekking staffs salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down Jacked and Sleeping Bag (to be returned after the completion of the trip)
  • ABC trekking route map
  • All the necessary trekking permits and paper works
  • All the governmental and local taxes
  • Medial kit (carried by your trek leader)

What Is Excluded?

  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • International Flight fare
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal nature expenses – Phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guides, porters and drivers

Route Map

Altitude Graph


No Annapurna is an easy trek you don't need any mountaineering skills for Annapurna base camp trekking. It is suitable for all ages people even if you are a beginner then you will easily complete this trek. Before trekking to ABC prepare yourself with some physical exercise which increases your stamina and controls your breathing.

The best time for Annapurna Base Camp trekking is the time of spring and Autumn. During this time the sky is clear so you can clearly see the adorable view of the Annapurna region. The ways are also easier and risk-free to trek so you can complete this trek successfully in this season compared to another seasons.

Yes, you need Trekker Information Management System (TIMS) card that cost NRP 2000 per person and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) cost NRP 3000 per person for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking. Your guide will arrange all the permits before starting your trekking. So make sure you are carrying your passport size photos and the photocopy of your passport.

Yes, children can trek to Annapurna Base Camp Trek. It is an easy and short trek compared to other treks so there is no age restriction. All aged people are welcome to take part in the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. 

Yes, there is a Nepal Horizon Treks representative to welcome you to the Tribhuvan International Airport. They will there at the Aiport with your name card and will drive you to your hotel. 

Yes, you can cancel your trip anytime and get your full refund. But there are some terms and conditions which you can know through Gmail or any other social media sites which you feel comfortable with you.

Yes, Nepal is the best tourist destination and the most favourable and demanding place for trekking. You can easily buy hiking equipment in the Thamel market which is full of high-quality hiking equipment. Moreover, the salesman also instructed you on the additional equipment that can make your trek more easier and comfortable. 

No, you do not need Annapurna Base Camp Trekking. But if you want a detailed and descriptive trek experience then it would be better if you hire a guide. The guide will describe to you everything about the place in detail and also help you to communicate with local people during your trek.

Yes, you can easily find free wifi on lodges and on hotels. Additionally, you can also buy Ncell or Namaste sim card and use data. However, the speed of the network depends on the weather conditions. Moreover, it would be better if you carry a power bank or solar charger with you to charge your phone.

The trek duration of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek depends on your ability and flexibility. If you are flexible and walk fastly then you can complete your trek earlier. However, the duration of this trek also depends on the itinerary and routes. Generally, it takes 9-11 days to complete the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.  

Additional Information

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The vacation packages offered by Nepal Horizon Treks are excellent value for money. Our tours are all reasonably priced. We are providing organizations to serve with the best possible hospitality in required budget plans. Here we discussed some of the common and basic facilities that we provided to you 

Free pick and drop off from the airport to your hotel

Own hotel service with clean and hygienic food and facilities 

Easy booking and reservation online

24-hour available for your concern 

Different social media Instagram, Viber, We chat, Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter

Easy payment system through VISA, Mastercard, wire transfer and PayPal.   

Availability of Oximeter at the time of high altitude area

Medical kits in case of an emergency 

Provide sleeping bags and down jackets, if you don't have your own.

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The Annapurna Conservation Area contains the majority of trekking routes in the Annapurna region, including Annapurna Base Camp. In order to conserve the ecosystem and improve hiker safety, the Nepalese government felt it was vital to safeguard nature and create a better trail system. Therefore, you must obtain the Annapurna circuit trekking permit and TIMS permit for the Annapurna conservation region, before beginning your trek.

Annapurna Conservation Area permit
ACAP, also known as ANCAP, is an entry permit specifically created for the Annapurna Area and stands for Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit. The Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), which was started in 1986 and covers an area of 7629 square kilometres, is overseen by the Nepal Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC). Hence, the protected area must be entered as part of the Annapurna Circuit Trek, hence trekkers must obtain an ACAP permit.

Cost of ACAP permit 
The cost of the ACAP permit depends on your nationality. The cost of the permit is the same whether you stay in ACA for 5 days, 10 days, or more. 

The charge information is as follows:

For SAARC nationals, the price is NPR 200 per person (around USD 2).

For foreigners who are not SAARC nationals, the cost is NPR 3,000 per person (about USD $30).

Children under the age of 10 do not need an ACAP permit. Therefore, they are free to use.

Why is ACAP important? 
A protected area containing a variety of wildlife, ACA. The protected area, according to the NTNC, is home to 1,226 species of flowering plants, 105 species of animals, 518 species of birds, 23 species of amphibians, and 40 species of reptiles. Due to security concerns, it is not possible to allow anyone to access a protected area arbitrarily. The National Park and Wildlife Conservation Act intends for

Since 1973, NTNC has supervised traveller admission into this area by authorizing it. One of the main activities involved in the circuit trip is entering the protected area to take in its richness. As a result, obtaining an ACAP permit is now required for the Annapurna Circuit Trek. A protected environment with such diversity needs management, and NTNC provides it.

Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS)
Every foreigner walking in Nepal on popular trails, such as the Annapurna Circuit Trek, is required to have a Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) permit. The acquisition of a TIMS permit is not necessary for all trekking routes, though. Additionally, trekking in restricted zones like Upper Mustang and Upper Dolpo is not permitted by TIMS permits. For trekking in locations that are considered to be in the restricted zone, a special trekking permit must be obtained from the Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu. Only TIMS permits will be accepted for the Annapurna Circuit Trek. The Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and the Nepal Trekking Agencies Association jointly issued the permit (TAAN).

Cost of TIMS permit
TIMS permit costs vary depending on whether you are walking alone or with a group and whether you are a citizen of SAARC or not. Additionally, the cost of the TIMS permit is unrelated to how long your expedition will last. The cost of a TIMS permit is:

NPR 1,000 per person (about $10) for treks that are arranged through a company. In this instance, the issued permission is blue in color.

For independent trekkers, NPR 2,000 per person (about USD $20) is required (going without a guide or a porter). In this instance, the issued permit is green.

For SAARC nationals trekking with a company, the cost is NPR 300 per person (about $3).

For SAARC nationals trekking independently, the cost is NPR 600 per person (about $6).

Why is the TIMS permit important?
You need a TIMS permit for your own safety. The TIMS permit makes it easier for you and the stakeholders to monitor your travels.

At each checkpoint along the walking trail, after you provide your TIMS permission, you will be added to the system. If you get into an accident or go missing on the path, this can be very helpful for you.

A rescue operation is launched if you fail to check in at a particular checkpoint after an estimated amount of time has passed since the last check-in because it is seen as a sign of an accident or loss of track.

As a result, it's crucial for you to check in at each checkpoint, and your TIMS permit serves as proof of that check-in.

How to get ACAP and TIMS permits? 
For each of these two permissions, you must complete out a separate application form. You must provide two copies of your most current passport—one for the TIMS permission and one for the ACAP permit—along with your application.

Two copies of passport size pictures each for ACAP permit and TIMS permit are also required. The permits' fees must be paid in Nepali rupees (NPR).

You can access TIMS and ACAP on

Exhibition Road, Bhrikuti Mandap, Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), Kathmandu

Dam Side, Pokhara-based Nepal Tourism Board (NTB)

You can also get ACAP entry permit in Besisahar, Lamjung which is 79 km away form Pokhara. Moreover, you can get TIMS from TAAN Lakeside office in Santi Patan, Pokhara.  

It is very important to know what you are packing in your bag for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Make sure you are packing only the important equipment that you need during your trek because the unnecessary weight of your bag only wastes your energy. As the weather is unpredictable in the Annapurna region, we are going to discuss some important equipment that you should pack for a difficulty-free trek.

Summer hat/ Winter hat 

Hiking skirt/ hiking trousers



Light breathable trousers 

Full sleeve T-shirt or shirt

Woollen sweater 

Socks 2/3 pairs

Down jacket

Waterproof jackets and pants

Hiking boots or sports shoes. 

Hiking gear 
Hiking backpack 


Water purification pills

Trekking map

Trekking pole 


Sleeping bag

Camping equipment



Personal equipment 


Tissue paper

Toilet paper



Nail cutter

Lip Guard  






Optional equipment




Selfie stick

Passport size photo

Photocopy of passport and passport




 Medicine and first aid kit 
 Diamox 250mg (altitude sickness)

Paracetamol (painkiller)

Imodium (diarrhoea)

Clotrimazole cream (skin infections)

Crocin (fever)

Zintac (acidity)

Disprin (Headache)



Adhesive Tapes



After Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp is located at a height of 4130 meters, and this trek path is one of the most well-known and picturesque trekking routes in Nepal. Both experienced and novice trekkers enjoy this trek equally.

The Annapurna Base Camp trek is not regarded as being a challenging trek because it is quite adventurous and requires slow, steady walking. Therefore, this journey is regarded as moderate.

Trek difficulties determine the trekking grades. The Annapurna Base camp Trek takes you to an elevation of up to 4,130m/13,549ft. Annapurna Base Camp trekking is a moderate trek even though it has various obstacles. This trek is not too strenuous. It has some sort of difficulties like steep and rugged trekking trails, walking over the stone stairs, continuous walking of 5 to 6 hours per day and so on.  However, this trek is easily achievable if you have patience, confidence, and are physically fit. So before starting your trekking you should know the Annapurna base Camp difficulties and prevention to Annapurna base camp trekking. 

The distance to Annapurna Base Camp is one of the main determinants of its difficulty. You will be walking 10 to 20 kilometres per day on this 115 km-long hike. In comparison to other long-distance treks like the Manaslu Circuit Walk, the Annapurna Circuit Trek, the Kanchenjunga Trek, and many others, the distance covered by this trek is rather modest. An unskilled trekker may take longer to complete the daily walking distance than an experienced trekker. Therefore, the short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is perhaps the ideal for novices. It would be better if you choose 12-14 days Annapurna Base Camp itinerary if you are a beginner for mountain climbing. 

The Annapurna Base Camp trail is a simpler trekking route, allowing us to take in the stunning Himalayan flora and wildlife, but the rocky mountain terrains are more arduous and demanding than the hilly trails. This trek's mountain trail is rough and occasionally steep. The trail for this walking is covered in snow during the winter months when the temperature is below zero degrees Celsius. Adventure hiking is fairly demanding and challenging, but during certain seasons, there is also a lot of traffic on the trekking trails.

Normally, it takes 11 to 14 days to complete the trek to Annapurna Base Camp, but if you're pressed for time, you can finish it in 8 to 9 days. You must walk for 5 to 6 hours per day on average. If you're not used to walking or hiking, it may even take you 7 to 8 hours to reach your target for the day. You can experience anxiety and other issues as a result of this. The route for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is determined by the packages created by several trekking companies in Nepal. However, our team at Nepal Horizon Treks will customize the tour itinerary in accordance with your schedule and interests.

Trekkers must improve their stamina and daily walking capacity to get through the Annapurna Base Camp challenge related to duration. They ought to try long-distance walking, hike, and engage in physical activity by climbing and descending hills and valleys. You will become more accustomed to walking and have a more comfortable vacation as a result of all these preparations.

Altitude sickness 
There is always a chance of altitude sickness while hiking in a high-altitude area. The majority of the Annapurna Base Camp itinerary starts in Kathmandu, which is located at an elevation of 1300 meters (4,265 feet), and finishes up ascending as high as 4130 meters (13,549 feet) in just a few days. Higher elevations have fewer oxygen levels, making it difficult for your body to adapt to a new environment. When you cross 3,000m/9,842ft, you could start to feel uneasy from the height change and unfamiliar surroundings. 

High altitude might cause major issues like dizziness, nausea, headache, vomiting, tiredness, shortness of breath, etc. Such issues will undoubtedly make your trip as a whole rather challenging. Ignoring altitude sickness symptoms will make things worse. Therefore, it is recommended to travel back to a lower altitude area anytime you start to experience any of these symptoms. Additionally, we advise you to take a drug like Diamox, which aids in preventing altitude sickness. Keep oneself hydrated, abstain from smoking and drinking, eat a healthy diet, and acclimate to reduce the likelihood of experiencing the negative effects of altitude sickness.

At least a month before you plan to go on your real expedition, go hiking for a few hours every day. This will enable your body to maintain equilibrium with the surroundings as you steadily gain altitude while hiking uphill. Maintaining your diet and eating warm soup are additional effective ways to reduce the risk of altitude sickness.

At such a high altitude, alcohol use is not advised. Although there are some medications available to avoid altitude sickness, it is advised that you rest and take preventative measures rather than using medications.

Weather and temperature 
Since the weather in the mountain region is unpredictable, weather and temperature are the two main factors that might seriously complicate a hiking path. The weather, environment, season, and altitude condition all play a role in how quickly the temperature can vary.

The best time of year to hike to Annapurna Base Camp is in the autumn because of the favourable weather and quiet mountain conditions during this time of year. Following autumn, spring is the best time of year to go trekking in the Annapurna region because the days are so lovely and charming, we can experience the lush and lovely Himalayan flora and fauna, stroll through the green terraced fields, and take in the breathtaking and moving views of the snow-capped mountain peaks.

The weather at Annapurna Base Camp undergoes abrupt fluctuations throughout the winter months of December, January, and February when the temperature varies from 9.3°C (48.74°F) to -20°C (-4°F). While trekking, the cold gets intolerable and is challenging. Higher altitude regions still have the majority of their teahouses closed. Similar to this, throughout the summer/monsoon months of June, July, and August, temperatures range from 19°C (66.2°F) to 4°C (39.2°F), causing a strong sun haze and copious amounts of precipitation. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is extremely hazardous and difficult during the winter. In this season, there is a chance for significant snowfall, and the daytime low can drop to minus 17 degrees centigrade and the nighttime high can be below zero.

Himalayan cough 
As one travels higher in altitude, the presence of a persistent dry cough in an individual is known as Himalayan Cough. The dry cough mirrors the ascent of the height, rising with it. It assumes a furious shape, occasionally causes a severe dry state, and frequently causes considerable discomfort in the inner neck area. It is one of the most prevalent problems at higher elevations. Furious, protracted coughing that can even tear the chest muscle can be the most severe symptom of the Himalayan cough. If you exert all of your effort, it's incredibly effective.

Type of trekkers
 The Annapurna Base Camp trekking trials won't be too challenging for professional and seasoned hikers and trekkers. Anyone who has the stamina to walk on difficult terrain for 5 to 6 hours each day at high altitudes can do this trek in great comfort and without difficulty. This journey will be different for those who have never hiked or trekked in the mountainous area, and it will take longer to complete than the ordinary trekker does. It is advised that you develop the habit of waking up hills and downhills for a few hours each day to prevent the challenges of this walk, as was previously described. Your walking strength will increase as a result.

It will be very challenging for you to walk on the rough and steep routes. Hiring a porter would be a great idea if you wanted to take in the scenery and have a relaxing stroll. During an adventure hike, porters assist you in carrying your belongings because it is not a good idea to carry large loads uphill and through mountainous terrain at high altitude, where the oxygen concentration is lower than at sea level.

Hiring a porter and seasoned Himalayan hikers who are proficient in the language would enable you to enjoy the trip and have a more comfortable day while covering the 115 km of trails.

Lack of training 
One of Nepal's most renowned, dependable, and traditional treks is to Annapurna Base Camp since the path is not challenging or steep. The trail that goes to the base camp of the majestic, snow-capped peak that is the 10th highest in the world might be difficult for inexperienced mountain hikers. Therefore, if this is your first time hiking in a mountainous area, you must make the greatest preparation possible.

Before embarking on their adventure to the Annapurna region, trekkers should begin their 6-week training program to ensure that their bodies are healthy, physically active, and in good condition. Nearly 5–6 hours per day of walking is recommended.

If you haven't had any prior preparation, you may have a difficult time catching up to your group and may even have to abandon the adventure trek owing to a lack of stamina and endurance.

Trekking downhill is simpler than climbing uphill. Even a brief period of walking at a higher altitude or uphill will make you feel exhausted. As there is much less oxygen up in the mountains at high altitudes, descending towards the lower region is easier than rising uphill to the higher height.

Trekking in Nepal is affordable due to the lower cost of living there than in other places. However, in the upper regions, budget management could be a little pricey. People in the high region only use porters and animals for trade because there are still no adequate roads for vehicles. The price of the same product in the lower and higher regions may vary significantly. The product is three times higher compared to the product in lower altitude. Additionally, as there are no ATMs in high altitudes, it is advised to bring enough cash with you on this hike. You need extra money during your trek for your personal expenses. 

Your feet can suffer from the cold, but it can also lead to other issues. In the mountains especially at higher altitudes, temperatures drop quickly and the weather is erratic. To prevent severe frostbite on your legs, it is advisable that you wear boots that are extremely cozy and protective. Running shoes won't be enough in that intense cold or meet the necessities. Prior to going outside, make sure your clothing is entirely dry and warm.

The condition known as frostbite is characterized by the freezing of the tissues beneath the skin. The skin is not permanently harmed when frostbite first develops. Symptoms include numbness, tingling, cold skin, and irritated or discolored skin. Hands and feet are most commonly impacted by frostbite. Numbness and clumsiness are typically the first symptoms, followed by a possible white or blue tingle on the skin. The effects of therapy may cause swelling or rupture. Frostbite can potentially lead to hypothermia and limb loss. The risk of frostbite, which can worsen conditions if ignored, is one of the main challenges of climbing to greater altitudes.

Frostbite can be prevented and reduced by dressing appropriately, consuming meals and liquids, avoiding low temperatures, and minimizing vigorous exertion while keeping a healthy core temperature.

Make the adventure trip to Annapurna Base Camp if you have a strong desire to go trekking and experience the lovely Himalayan flora and fauna, the beauty of nature, stunning adventure, and want to be far from the rushing and bustling throng and the busy life of the city. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of Nepal's most stunning and challenging hiking routes. More than 35000 individuals take the adventurous journey to the Annapurna base camp. To face all the challenges and issues of the trek, preparation and moderate, steady walking are essential. The close-up view of the tenth-highest mountain in the world should be sufficient inspiration despite all the challenges.

Our Nepal Horizon team also prepare 9 day Annapurna Base Camp Heli trek package for you. This is a quick journey to Nepal's Annapurna region. You can take an Annapurna Helicopter Tour from Pokhara or Kathmandu. It is a popular helicopter travel location around the globe. You will fly over many kinds of wood, villages, rivers, and agricultural terrains in just a few hours while taking this helicopter tour to Annapurna at the most affordable price. Along with this, you may enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of the Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchre, Himchuli, and Myriads mountains.

The Nepali Annapurna Himalayas may be explored in about four hours with a heli tour to ABC. The voyage to the Nepalese Himalayas is purposeful and unforgettable. Any age group and physical condition can take an Annapurna Heli tour. Many tourists are eager to visit the site since the Annapurna base camp trek is one of the well-known treks in Nepal, a country surrounded by the Himalayas. We know you have a very busy time, so we prepared this package for you to complete your trek in a very short period of time and offers you a quick glimpse of the Annapurna region. During your journey to Annapurna Base Camp heli trek you can glimpse the pananromic view of Annapurna mountian along with other high range mountains too. Additionally, you will explore the sherpa and nepali culture and village.  

Trip Reviews (12)

annapurna base camp trekking with Nepal Horizon treks was awesome. i was looking for the short trekking for Annapurna base camp trekking so i request them for adjudting the trekking days. the members are so polite they take our details and plan a new trekking schedule according to our time and budget.


22nd Sep, 2022

The owner was very nice and friendly. Our guide was very friendly and helpful. We can make it to the top thanks to him. It was hard for beginner like us, but we had lots of fun and valuable experience.

Christa A

10th Jun, 2022

The owner Dipendra is my good friend , He and his guide very friendly and make me happy with this trip.With out them i can't reach ABC with my hong kong friend who i met on the way my bucket list has success because of them and i'm very happpy :)

Andrei F

10th Jun, 2022

I am a solo traveler from Hong Kong and just met their Thailand client and his guide on the way to ABC. They invited me to join them. The guide is professional, energetic and detailed-minded. Although I was not his client, he still treated me so well and helped me a lots during my trek. I was so lucky to have them when I was doing ABC trek. And I made it to the top safely. Thanks a million!!!


10th Jun, 2022

I and my friends took ABC via Poonhill route and got to use a guide and porters service from Nepal Horizon. Dip, the manager of Nepal Horizon and also the owner of the hotel we stayed in KTM, gave us information clearly and was very honest. Since we stayed in his hotel, we could contact him easily before leaving for trek. We also got a good price, which still could get a very good service. Raju (the guide) and Laxman and Bhupendra (the porters) looked after us very well and were willing to help in everything. They were very nice and friendly. If there’re any problems, we could tell Dip directly and he would fix them for us. We also got a dinner in town after trek as a complimentary. Higly recommend for everyone who is interested in Nepal trekking trip.


PP Vud

10th Jun, 2022

Wow - last day of our trek to ABC, back in Kathmandu. We are tired but very happy and much recovered after a rest day in beautiful Pokhara. We saw the mountains and enjoyed beautiful scenery all along the way, including the Rhododendron and bamboo forests. Our guide Purna and porters Dorzee and Ram were great fun and looked after us really well. Dipendra the Director has been really helpful and reliable from start to finish. He always responds quickly to online queries and was able to amend our booking when we got delayed on arrival. The trekking was beautiful and Nepal Horizon are 100% highly recommended !


10th Jun, 2022

I went to Nepal with my small group of 3 women on 5-15 April 2019. Dipendra took care of us well when we arrived at Kathmandu, he made us feel welcome. He explained about trekking plan and suggested everything that we have to know. In the next day, we went to Pokhara, Our guide and potters stand by for us after delayed 5 hours flight, that why we missed trek in day 1 from Nayapul to Tikhe Dhunga but they prepared a jeep car to bring us there.
In other days while trekking to ABC, guide and potters supported us very well. They chose a safe and suitable tea-house for my group. We highly recommend this agent for trekking in Nepal.


10th Jun, 2022

Nice service from Nepal Horizon

I and my friends took ABC via Poonhill route and got to use a guide and porters service from Nepal Horizon. Dip, the manager of Nepal Horizon and also the owner of the hotel we stayed in KTM, gave us information clearly and was very honest. Since we stayed in his hotel, we could contact him easily before leaving for trek. We also got a good price, which still could get a very good service. Raju (the guide) and Laxman and Bhupendra (the porters) looked after us very well and were willing to help in everything. They were very nice and friendly. If there’re any problems, we could tell Dip directly and he would fix them for us. We also got a dinner in town after trek as a complimentary. Higly recommend for everyone who is interested in Nepal trekking trip.



29th Apr, 2022

Amazing Trek to Annapurna Base Camp

Wow - last day of our trek to ABC, back in Kathmandu. We are tired but very happy and much recovered after a rest day in beautiful Pokhara. We saw the mountains and enjoyed beautiful scenery all along the way, including the Rhododendron and bamboo forests. Our guide Purna and porters Dorzee and Ram were great fun and looked after us really well. Dipendra the Director has been really helpful and reliable from start to finish. He always responds quickly to online queries and was able to amend our booking when we got delayed on arrival. The trekking was beautiful and Nepal Horizon are 100% highly recommended !



29th Apr, 2022

ABC 8 days trekking via poon hill - with Nepal horizon trek & expedition.

I went to Nepal with my small group of 3 women on 5-15 April 2019. Dipendra took care of us well when we arrived at Kathmandu, he made us feel welcome. He explained about trekking plan and suggested everything that we have to know. In the next day, we went to Pokhara, Our guide and potters stand by for us after delayed 5 hours flight, that why we missed trek in day 1 from Nayapul to Tikhe Dhunga but they prepared a jeep car to bring us there.

In other days while trekking to ABC, guide and potters supported us very well. They chose a safe and suitable tea-house for my group. We highly recommend this agent for trekking in Nepal.

Source: Tripadvisor


29th Apr, 2022

Annapurna Base Camp


A friend and I did the ABC trek as well as a tour of Kathmandu and Pokhara. Dipendra of Nepal Horizon made all the arrangements. It was a fantastic trip. DB was our guide on the 8 day trek.

Diana G

29th Apr, 2022

Annapurna Base Camp

Our trip to Nepal included 4 days of sightseeing as well as an eight day trek to Annapurna Base Camp. We arranged the trip through a Nepal Horizon Treks and Expedition. Dipendra Bhatta arranged everything for us.


29th Apr, 2022

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