Annapurna Base camp trek is one of the most visited trekking areas in Nepal. This trek name is kept after the name of the world’s 10th highest mountain Annapurna (8091m). The Annapurna base camp is located at the elevation of 4130m / 13549ft. It is a moderate trek that brings you very close to Annapurna Peak - one of the eight-thousander peaks and it is the first 8000 meter peak to be scaled. Along the trail, you get to see the famous and photogenic Fishtail or Machhapuchre, Annapurna mountain range and Dhaulagiri Peak. Rejuvenate yourself by taking a dip in natural hot spring at the end of the trek! The diverse landscapes are a joy to watch. And the comfortable tea house lodges on the trail makes this trek all the more enjoyable. 

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the perfect mountain trek for you if you yearn for mountains. The Green meadows, streams and waterfalls, narrow paths and bridges, snow covered peaks, lush forests that barely let sunlight seep through, wild mountain beasts, clear starry nights and warm hospitality of local people make this trip a wonderful experience! 


8 Nights 9 Days October - November

What is included in the tour

  • 7N stay in simple locally run tea houses on twin or multi-sharing basis from Day 1 to Day 7.
  • 1N (Day 8) stay in Hotel in Pokhara 
  • Day 1 Dinner to Day 8 Lunch.(Veg Meals only)
  • Well-versed Local Nepalese guide and Highly experienced crew member from Add Ventures Unlimited Team
  • TIMS card fee & Conservation fee


What is NOT included in the tour

  • GST- 5% extra
  • Transport to and from Basecamp (Pokhara). You will need to reach Pokhara on your own on Day 1 and arrange your journey back from Pokhara on Day 9
  • Any stay on extra days
  • Items of personal nature like snacks, beverages, laundry, telephone calls, Guide tips, fees etc
  • Backpack Offloading: If you decide not to carry your own backpack there will be an additional charge of INR 4500/- for the entire trek and weight limit of the backpack will be 10KG per person.
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control.
  • Nepal Visa Fees
  • Travel Insurance for high Altitude treks & Evacuation cost
  • Anything other than above mention inclusions
  • Trek into the heart of the Annapurnas, surrounded by 7000 - 8000 mt peaks
  • Trekking through one of the most spectacular mountain scenery.
  • Get to know the unique culture of the Sherpas.
  • Explore & pass through the beautiful farming village of Ghandruk
  • Rest your weary muscles in the hot springs at Jhinu Danda
  • Enjoy majestic views of Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Machapuchhre, and Hiunchuli

Brief Itinerary

Day 0: Arrive at Pokhara (1,400m)
Day 1: Pokhara to Ghandruk (2,249m)
Day 2: Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2,170m)
Day 3: Chhomrong to Doban (2,579m)
Day 4: Doban to Machhapuchre Base Camp (3,699m)
Day 5: Machhapuchre Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m)
Day 6: Annapurna Base to Bamboo (2,339m)
Day 7: Bamboo to Jhinu (1,759m)
Day 8: Jhinu to Pokhara (1,400m)
Day 9: Depart from Pokhara

Detailed Itinerary

Day 0: Arrive at Pokhara (1,400m)
Fly to Pokhara and reach to hotel. 

Day 1: Pokhara to Ghandruk (2,249m)
Meet our trek leader and other members at 0700 hrs. The meeting & pick up point will near to lake, which will be conveyed few days before the trek. Today will be an easy day. We will drive from Pokhara to Kimche in a jeep or bus and then trek for 1 hour to reach our destination Ghandruk. The trek to Ghandruk is initially flat along the Modi River, before winding till Kimche and rising till Ghandruk. Spend the evening leisurely in the village. Overnight stay at treehouse lodge. 

Day 2: Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2,170m)
This morning we will begin the trek towards Chhomrong, another beautiful village. It will be 6 to 7 hours long trek first goes along the Modi River. Then you will be crossing several boulders before coming across a bridge on the Kimrong and Chhomrong River. Chhomrong is the gateway for Annapurna Sanctuary. There is a check post here where we will have to show our TIMS card. If the weather is clear you will get the grand view of peaks. Overnight stay at treehouse lodge

Day 3: Chhomrong to Doban (2,579m)
Today’s trek will take you through a beautiful forest which is lined by bamboo, rhododendron and Oak. It will take 6-7 hours to reach Doban. You will cross Sinuwa and Bamboo on the way to our final destination. A steep stone staircase will lead you Doban through a suspension bridge crossing. For some, it can be very hard on knees. It is advisable to use a stick. Overnight stay at treehouse lodge.

Day 4: Doban to Machhapuchre Base Camp (3,699m)
The trek for the day is going to be the most wonderful as a trail is mostly uphill. It will take 5-6 hours to reach. After hiking through the valley to Himalaya and Hinku Cave, we will be reaching Deurali, then a simple walk along the River Modi will bring us to Bagar. Bagar is the starting point of the trek to Machhapuchare base camp. Macchpauchre Base is one of the prettiest places to stay in the trek. You will see the Machhapuchre in all its glory and Annapurna also. Overnight stay in treehouse lodge.

Day 5: Machhapuchre Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m)
Today will be the shortest day of the trek. It will take 2 hours to reach Annapurna Base Camp. We will begin the trek that leads us to the Annapurna Sanctuary. After hiking a little more, we will arrive at the base camp of the South Annapurna. Spend some time looking at the 360-degree view of some of the highest mountains in the world around you. Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Gandharvachuli and Machapuchare are right there in front of you. Pick a spot and soak in the grand view. Make sure you wake up early the next morning to view the beautiful sunrise. Overnight stay in treehouse lodge.

Day 6: Annapurna Base to Bamboo (2,339m)
Today will the longest day of the trek. It will take 8hours. We will be retracing our steps to reach Bamboo via Bagar, Deurali and Doban. It will be mostly all downhill. Overnight stay in treehouse lodge.

Day 7: Bamboo to Jhinu (1,759m)
This day will again be a long trek. It will take 7 hours. There will steep descent and ascents on the way to Jhinu. We will have to check out at ACAP check-post in Chhomrong after passing Sinuwa. A steep hike downhill will bring you in Jhinu Danda, where you can relax and unwind in the hot springs after a long day of trekking. Overnight stay in treehouse lodge.

Day 8: Jhinu to Pokhara (1,400m) 
Today you will trek for 3 hours to Nayapool and will drive for 3-4 hours to Pokhara. Spend the evening at leisure, exploring Pokhara. Overnight stay in a hotel

Day 9: Depart from Pokhara
After checkout, you can then move onto your onward journey. Fly out Trip Ends!


Check out our Photoblog of the Trek from March 2019 - HERE

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- Weather is very crucial on the running of this trek. Weather can cause delays on the flights on Kathmandu- Pokhara sector. It is better to keep a buffer day in Kathmandu for your return international flight. Please do explore the option for insurance for your international flight cancellations. In an extreme case, if you miss your international flight from Kathmandu, we will render all assistance, but cannot be held liable for any extra cost incurred. (If you have a connecting flight from Kathmandu)

- Carrying baggage limit for Kathmandu-Pokhara flight sector is 10kg and the hand baggage limit is 5kg. (If you have a connecting flight from Kathmandu)

- AC buses run from Kathmandu to Pokhara. You can book online. Journey takes 7-8 hours

- Please carry photo ID and 3 passport size photo for the permits.

- Though not mandatory, travel and accident insurance is highly recommended

- Please note that there is a culture of tipping the guide and porters in Nepal and they expect it after the end of the trek.

- At the Tea house, there will be common Toilets on sharing basis, blankets are provided and running water is available. - Majority of tea houses have cold showers, some provide hot water at an additional cost.

- Some teahouses have electricity where you can charge your appliances (mobile phones and cameras) at an additional cost

- Since it is mountain region, we do not recommend taking the flight on the same day of long travel. There could be unforeseen delays. So better to book flights with at least one day buffer. We also recommend staying one more day in Pokhara as there are a lot of things to do. It's a very happening place - Bungee jumping, paragliding, pub/cafe hopping, etc.

- If you are planning to reach Pokhara by road, Volvo/deluxe buses start early in the morning by 6 or 7 am and takes 7-8 hours to reach the destination. Hence plan your date of journey by flights and buses accordingly.

- Here is how you can plan your travel for this batch starting from 24th Oct to 1st Nov 2020
22nd Oct- Reach Kathmandu and stay there. (Self-Sponsored)
23rd Oct - Take 0630 bus to Pokhara and reach by 1500hrs. (Self-Sponsored)
24th Oct(Day 1 - first day) - The tour begins. Meeting at 0730 hours near to Pokhara Lake.
31st Oct (Day 8) - Reach Pokhara by evening and stay there.
1st Nov (Day 9 - last day) - Take 0630 bus to Kathmandu and reach latest by 1600 hrs. Stay in Kathmandu. (Self-Sponsored)
2nd Nov - Flight from Kathmandu to Bangalore. (Self-Sponsored)