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Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek (17 days)

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Trip Code: NET-TR-ABCT

  • Trip Type Lodge (Teahouse)
  • Duration 17 days
  • Grade Moderate
  • Max.Altitude 4170 m.
  • Min. Group Size 1+
  • Travel Mode Land
Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek

Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek

Annapurna Base Camp trek – also popular as Annapurna Sanctuary trek - is one of the most popular treks in Nepal. It is an adventurous journey into the lap of Mt. Annapurna (8091m), world’s tenth highest mountain, which lay deep into heart of Annapurna Sanctuary. The Annapurna Sanctuary provides 360 degree views of world’s highest mountains including Annapurna I, II, III and IV, Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Mt. Fishtail (Macchapuchre), Gangapurna and Glacier Dome among others.
The trek also includes hike to Poon Hill (3232m), one of the famous viewpoints to  catch spectacular panorama of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. The trail passes through dense tropical jungle of rhododendrons and bamboo full of wildlife, scenic terraced fields and rolling green hills. The other highlight of this trek is the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest river gorge in the world, stretching 3 miles long and 1.5 miles wide. 
Annapurna Base Camp trek falls within the Annapurna Conservation Area project (ACAP), the largest protected area in Nepal. ACAP is home to 1,226 species of flowering plants, 102 mammals, 474 birds, 39 reptiles and 22 amphibians. Annapurna region is also ethnically diverse and is inhabited by Gurung, Magar, Thakali, Manange and Loba communities. Originally tradesmen, Thakali people who are settled in the Kali Gandaki Valley are renowned for their unique culture and cuisine. The culture and custom of Manange and Loba communities on the other hand is similar to that of Tibetan people.
Annapurna Base Camp trek can be done in different durations depending on your time, interest and budget. Nepal Environmental Treks & Expedition have successfully led many trekking trips to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). We have a team of highly experienced, well equipped, well insured and friendly local trekking guides and porters who will accompany you throughout your journey.


 Trip code: NET-TR-ABCT
  Region Annapurna Region Trekking
 Trip Rating
 Trip Duration 17 days
 Trip Type: Lodge (Teahouse)
 Trip Grade: Moderate
 Min. Group Size 1+
 Max Altitude: 4170 m.
 Trip Start: Kathmandu
 Trip Ends: Kathmandu
 Best Season: SEP-OCT-NOV
 Transportation: Land
 Meals: 3 Meal (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) through out your trip
 Accommodation: 3 Star accommocation in Kathmandu
Standard accommodation in Pokhara
Lodge accommodation during trek


Arrive in Kathmandu International Airport. Transfer to the hotel.
Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

City sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley (Kathmandu, Bhaktapur & Patan).
Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

After early morning breakfast, our guide will pick you-up from your hotel to bus station. Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) takes about seven hours. This drive will take most of the morning, leaving much of the afternoon to explore the various sites of Pokhara.

Pokhara is tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.

Stay overnight at hotel.

Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Nayapul (1050m.) takes approximately one and half hours. Now you begin your trek from Nayapul (1050m.) to Tirkhedhunga (1577 m.) via Birethanti (1065m.) which takes about four and half hours.

Stay overnight at Lodge.

Trek from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675 m.) takes approximately 5 hours. The trail this day will be fairly tough. The first 2 hours of the trail steeply ascends up to Birethanthi and then levels up till Ghorepani. The section from Ulleri to Birethanthi provides a spectacular views of snowcapped mountains, especially Machapuchre (Mt. Fishtail). You can also enjoy the beautiful rhododendron flowers during March and April along the trail between Birethanthi and Ghorepani.

Stay overnight at Lodge.

Early morning hike up to Poon Hill (3232 m.) takes about one hour. Poon Hill is a popular viewpoint to see sunrise and majestic views of 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.), and Lamjung Himal (6931m.). 
After spending sometime in Poon Hill, hike back to Ghorepani for warm breakfast and then continue trekking towards Tadapani (2630m) which takes about 4 and half hours. 
Stay overnight at Lodge.


Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (2950m) takes about 3 hours. It is a very easy trek by descending gently all the way through rhododendron, oak and other kinds of dense forests. This is one of the popular destinations for the birds' lovers. Ghandruk is a big Gurung village. From this village you can see good views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m.), Annapurna III (7755m.) and Fishtail.

Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Ghandruk to Chhomrong takes approximately 4 hours. At the beginning of the day, you ascend gently for an hour up to Ghandrukkot (2100m.) and descend steeply to the Kimrung Khola (1700m.). Chhomrong is a gateway to Annapurna Sanctuary trek and inhabited by Gurung, one of the major ethnic groups of Nepal.

Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Chhomrong to Dovan (2600m) takes approximately 5 hours. The train in the beginning descends until you cross a small bridge. From here it’s a long steep ascent up to Sinuwa. Enjoy local farming in terraced landscapes all around.

Stay overnight at lodge. 

Trek from Dovan to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m) takes about five hours. The trail ahead is devoid of any villages until we reach Sinuwa, where there used to be a checkpost, the last village of the trail. You trek gently ascend through bamboo forests with varieties of rhododendron and oak trees up to Machhapuchhre Base Camp.
Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Machhapuchhre Base Camp  (3720m) to Annapurna Base Camp (4170m) takes about two hours. It is further 2 hours walk to reach Annapurna Base Camp. Annapurna Base Camp is a vantage point to see the Himalayas at a 360 degree turn. Some of the impressive ones include Mount Hiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South (7229m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna III (7555m.), Gangapurna (7454m.) and Machhapuchhre or Fish Tail (6997m.) etc. You can explore Annapurna South Glaciers in detail.

Stay overnight at lodge. 

Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo via Machhapuchhre Base Camp takes about five hours. The trail gradually descends passing through bamboo forests.

Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1780m.) takes about five hours. We will descend through Sinuwa and Choomrong. After Bamboo, the trail goes steeply up to the Kuldi Ghar and now the trail is quite flat until you reach Sinuwa. You trek gradually descends to the Chhomrong Khola and you have to follow stone staircase for almost an hour to reach Jhinu Danda. Jhinu Danda is famous for hot spring where you can relax.

Stay overnight at lodge. 

Trek from Jhinudanda (1750m.) to Pothana (1890m) takes about six hours. You will pass through local villages, farms and terraced fields. Views of Annapurna II and Macchapuchre and sunrise should not be missed along the trail. Pothana is beautifully located surrounded by green forests. 

Stay overnight at Lodge

Trek from Pothana to Phedi and then drive to Pokhara. The trek from  Pothana to Phedi takes about 3 hours followed by an hour long drive to reach Pokhara.

Stay overnight in hotel in Pokhara. 

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu takes about seven hours. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city, Kathmandu.

Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Transfer to the Airport for final departure (Fly out from Kathmandu).


The price includes the following services:
 a) Kathmandu
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private vehicle
  • 3 night hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • One full day city sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley with tour guide and private vehicle
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant 
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)
b) Pokhara :
  • 2 night hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • All pick up and drop off services by private vehicle
c) Trekking
  • Trekking guide/s
  • Porter/s (porter carries 25kg of luggage for two participants)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner) 
  • Accommodation in lodges 
  • Trekking equipments such as sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, trekking sticks, etc. if required
  • Entry Permit for Annapurna conservation Area
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • All land transportation : Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by tourist bus and Pokhara to Nayapul and Phedi to Pokhara by private vehicle
  • Insurance and equipments for the trekking staffs
  • First aid kits
  • VAT, TAX and Service charge
  • Rescue assistance (In case of emergency, we will organize prompt and professional rescue services. To arrange timely evacuation/rescue by helicopter, you must be well insured from a reliable travel insurance company that covers both helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost.)
The price does not include:
  • Personal nature expenses 
  • Tips
  • Drinks, Beverages, Hot Shower and Battery Charges
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Entrance fees in Kathmandu 
  • Travel/Medical Insurance

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.


    Jonathan Dohney,

    It was the absolute experience of lifetime.

    Dear Mr. Dahal, 
    Thank you so much for organizing our trek to ABC in late September 1999. For me it was the absolute experience of lifetime and I am sure that I will be coming back again to your wonderful country this time with my family to spend more time. 
    Whilst the trek itself was spectacular I believe that a major part of our experience was the great friendship and care shown to us by our guide Rajendra and the porters. These guys were simply the best and added to our trip with their sense of fun and fantastic service. Having a guide, put a whole different perspective on our trip, as every where we went along the way we were made to feel part of a bigger group when we met other guides and porters.
    Having someone get you a hot cup of tea, checking you for leeches, checking your room for you to make sure that you haven't left anything behind are all little things that add to your trip/experience. 
    Once again I would like to thank you for organizing our trek for us and would highly recommended Nepal Environmental Trekking to anyone looking to have an experience of a life time. 
    You really mean what your business cards say " We serve you with love and care" 
    Jonathan Dohney 
    13 Ferguson Ave 
    castle Hill 
    NSW Australia 

    Kirsten Gray,
    New Zealand

    Excellent organization of my trek.


    Thank you for your excellent organization of my trek to Annapurna Base Camp(A.B.C.)

    We had a great group of people, fantastic guide ( Ratna ) and extremely strong porters ( Ratna + Gopal ).

    Thanks for answering all of my e-mails from New Zealand and general advice about Nepal.

    Your company is to be highly recommended.


    Kirsten Gray

    New Zealand

    David + Davinia,

    Annapurna Base Camp( A.B.C ) Trek

    This was my second great experience with Nepal Environmental Trekking. The first was about seven years ago to E.B.C. This time I came with my wife to do ABC and had an equally fantastic time. We loved the people, food and scenery and would like to thank Nava and our great trekking team Hari and Ratna for making everything so easy and enjoyable.

    We will certainly be back!

    Thanks to all

    David + Davinia (United Kingdom)

    Now Singapore


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