Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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Highlights of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Visit the world-famous Annapurna Base Camp Trek along with the Machhapuchre Base camp.
  • Annapurna range, Machhapuchre, Hiunchuli, and other high peaks can be seen in a spectacular. The way from the numerous viewpoints on the trek.
  • Trekking past bamboo forests, beautiful rhododendron forests, and stunning waterfalls.
  • Experience the variety of wildlife at different altitudes.
  • Find out how Gurung and Magar people live in the hills of the Himalayas.
  • Explore traditional houses and architecture.
  • Relax at the natural hot spring at Jhinu Danda.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Overview

Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes you at an elevation of 4,130 meters, which makes it one of the best places to see the tall peaks of the Annapurna mountain range up close. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a trip that introduces us to an exceptional, well-balanced ecosystem.

This hike will take you deep into the Annapurna region and conservation area. Hikers of all skill levels can make the trip to Annapurna Base Camp Trek because there are so many beautiful ways to get there, each with its own beauty and level of difficulty.

The walk not only has beautiful views of the western Himalayas but also goes through some beautiful villages that show how friendly and culturally rich the local Gurung people are. This trip is the most popular journey in Nepal’s Himalayas. It is also called the Annapurna Basecamp Trek, abbreviated after its name.

During the hike, you will see many different kinds of landscapes, learn about the native culture of the highlands, and experience many different kinds of climates. You will also get to see stunning views of the Annapurna range, Macchapuchhre, Hiunchuli, and Dhaulagiri.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is also called the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek because it all takes place in the Annapurna Conservation Area. Because the terrain of the Annapurna sanctuary is so distinct, it has a thriving Himalayan environment that also has some dry areas.

In addition, there are some quaint Thakali villages nestled on the slopes of the Annapurna mountain in this area. During your hike, the verdant paddy fields, dense pine and bamboo woods, and general peace and quiet that are all around you can make you feel as though you’ve been transported back in time, far from the din and bustle of the city.

Check out our design itinerary for 10 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trekking. Or just send us an email, and we’ll tailor-make an itinerary based on your requirements.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Route Map

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Route Map

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary

01 DAY

Kathmandu arrival and transfer to the hotel. (1400m)

Kathmandu Nepal

After your arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will be picked up by our office representative and be transferred to the hotel. If your arrival is in the morning or day time, you will have free time after hotel check-in during the day.

In the evening time, our senior guide will come to meet you and give you a brief orientation about Annapurna Base Trek. After orientation, you will be transferred to a local restaurant for a welcome dinner. Overnight at the hotel including breakfast.



Meals Included:

Welcome Dinner

02 DAY

Drive to Pokhara (822m) - 7 hrs drive

Pokhara Nepal

After breakfast, we leave Kathmandu at 7 am and drive towards Pokhara along the Prithivi highway. The travel to Pokhara takes about 7-8 hours. You will stop for lunch in Malekhu, which is famous for its river fish.

You can also take a scenic flight from Kathmandu’s domestic airport to Pokhara at an additional cost. Today’s journey provides numerous possibilities to witness terraced fields, rivers, streams, verdant valleys, steep canyons, farmlands, and traditional Nepalese rural life.

We arrive at Pokhara after almost 8 hours of traveling and you will be transferred to your hotel. You can stroll around the lakeside of Pokhara and enjoy its excellent and different cuisine options, as well as the many dances and musicals that take place at night.

Driving Distance:

200 KM/ 124 Miles

Elevation Lose:

550 m/ 1,804 ft



Meals included:


03 DAY

Drive to Nayapul and then trek to Jhinu Danda (1780m.) – 5 hrs trek

After a hot breakfast at the hotel, we take a private car drive to Nayapul. It is about a 1-hour drive which passes through the beautiful villages. Nayapul is the starting point of the Ghorepani and Annapurna base camp trek.

Upon reaching Nayapul, we start our walk via Birethanti and the trail passing through impressive villages, green forest, stunning Kempty waterfall, thrilling suspension bridge and some stone steps along the Modi River to reach Jhinu Danda.

Jhinu Danda is popular for its natural hot springs, where we can take a natural hot bath to get relaxed for our tired muscles. Furthermore, the views of Mt. South Annapurna, Hinchuli and Fishtail make your stay more blissful at Jhinu Danda.

Walking Distance:

13 KM/ 8 Miles

Elevation Gain:

930 m/ 3,051 ft


Tea house

Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

04 DAY

Trek to Bamboo (2310m.) – 6/7 hrs trek

Trek from Jinu Danda to Bomboo

Today, we walk all the steep way up to Chhomrong village at the first part. Chhomrong is the largest local settlement along the route. The trail descends on a stone staircase and crosses the Chhomrong River. Climbing further on a rocky trail (beware of the stinging nettles) we reach at Sinuwa, at a 2350m.

You descend a long, steep stone staircase into deep oak, Bamboo and rhododendron forests. It is then a short distance on a muddy trail to Bamboo Lodge (2340m.). Stay overnight at the lodge.

Walking Distance:

12 KM/ 7.5 Miles

Elevation Gain:

550 m/ 1,804 ft


Tea house

Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch Dinner

05 DAY

Trek to Machhapuchhere base camp (3700m.) – 7 hrs trek

Trek from Bamboo to Machhapuchree base camp

Today is a bit long day hike up to Machhapuchre base camp but we will forget all our pain because of the magnificent views of the Annapurna range including Fishtail, Hinchuli, Gangapurna, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, II.

We start our walk gently by ascending through thick bamboo, rhododendron and oak forests. We cross the small bridge on the Modi Khola and continue climbing up the wide and boulder-scattered glacial valley.

The Machhapuchhre looks very different now as the vegetation is sparse mainly upland rhododendron. We cross Modi Khola once again and after following it for a while we start climbing up to Machhapuchhre Base camp. Overnight at lodge.

Walking Distance:

13.5 KM/ 8.3 Miles

Elevation Gain:

1,390 m/ 4,560 ft


Tea house

Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

06 DAY

Trek to Annapurna base camp (4130m.) & back to Dovan (2540m.) – 7 hrs trek

Base camp To Dhovan

Today we start our trek early in the morning (around 4 AM) as we can see the breathtaking view of the sunrise from the Annapurna base camp. The path follows through the alpine forest. After a short trek, you begin to approach Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m.). From here, you can see the panoramic views of several peaks which are all so clear.

The views hereabouts will give you so clear pictures that will linger in your memories for as long as it takes. After reaching Annapurna base camp we will take some rest for the photos and then trek down to Dovan.

Walking Distance:

16 KM/ 9.9 Miles

Elevation Gain:

430 m/ 1,411 ft


Tea house

Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

07 DAY

Trek to Jhinu Danda (1780m) – 6 hrs trek

Dovan to Jhinu Danda - Sinuwa

The path descends up to Bamboo passing through forests with varieties of rhododendrons, oaks, and bamboo plants. After Bamboo, the trail goes steeply up to the Kuldi Ghar and now the trail is quite flat until we reach Sinuwa.

We trek gradually descending to the Chhomrong River and we go up a stone staircase which you think will never end for almost an hour till we reach Chomrong.

The last part of the trail is steeply down to Jhinu Danda. From the town, you walk down for 20 minutes to reach Hot Spring at the bank of the Modi River. You can unwind yourself at the hot springs & pamper your body with a hot bath. Stay overnight at the lodge.

Walking Distance:

14 KM/ 8.6 Miles

Elevation Lose:

800 m/ 2,624 ft


Tea house

Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

08 DAY

Trek to Nayapul then drive to Pokhara (850m) – 5 hrs trek

Trek to Nayapul

Today after breakfast, we will hike down to Nayapul and then take a drive to Pokhara. The trek to Nayapul is a lovely hike as you can enjoy the views of beautiful landscapes along the trail back. We will haul up for lunch on the way.

In about 5 hours, we reach Nayapul and stop for some rest before we get onto our vehicle up to Pokhara. Nayapul to Pokhara is about a one-hour drive. Overnight at our hotel inclusive breakfast.

Walking Distance:

13 KM/ 8 Miles

Elevation Lose:

910 m/ 2,985.5 ft



Meals Included:

Breakfast and Lunch

09 DAY

Drive back to Kathmandu (1400m) - 7 hrs drive

On the way to Kathmandu

Begin your day in Pokhara with a hearty breakfast at your hotel. Following this, proceed to the tourist bus park for a scenic 7-hour drive to Kathmandu. Enjoy the journey as you traverse diverse landscapes and immerse yourself in the picturesque views along the banks of the Marshyangdi and Trishuli rivers.

Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel, where you can unwind and reflect on the experiences of your journey. This road trip provides a blend of comfort and adventure, allowing you to appreciate the beauty of Nepal as you transition from Pokhara to the vibrant city of Kathmandu.

Driving Distance:

200KM/ 124 Miles



Meals Included:


10 DAY

Departure from Nepal.

After breakfast and our last day in Kathmandu, our vehicle and escorts will be on standby to drop you at the international airport three hours before our scheduled flight back home.

At Glorious Adventure, meeting you has been a great honor and we pray for your Safe journey home and will reflect on the wonderful times we spent together. Bon Voyage!!! We hope to see you again someday…



Trip Includes

  • Airport pick-ups and drop-offs by private vehicles.
  • 2 nights of 3-star category twin-sharing hotel accommodations in Kathmandu city, including breakfast.
  • 2 nights of deluxe twin-sharing hotel accommodations in Pokhara city inclusive of breakfast.
  • 5 nights twin sharing best local lodges accommodations during the trek.
  • Meals on full board during the trek. (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner)
  • Serve available seasonal fruits every evening after dinner.
  • 1 complimentary welcome dinner at a typical local restaurant with a cultural dance show in Kathmandu.
  • Government-certified and experienced guide for the trek.
  • Porters to carry your loads during the trek. (1 porter for 2 customer)
  • Luxury tourist bus transport from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • All the essential trekking permits for the trek.
  • Private car/jeep transport from and to the trekking starting point Nayapul.
  • Waterproof company duffel bags and sleeping bags to use for the trek.
  • First aid medicine with oximeter in an emergency case for the trek. (will be carried by our local guide)
  • Emergency helicopter evacuation if you have any health issues while on the trek. (You should have travel insurance in this case)
  • All government taxes and company service charges.
  • Trip achievement certificate after trip completion.

Trip Exclude

  • International airfares and Nepal travel visa fees. (Please bring 4 passport size photos for the visa upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport along with you.)
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Your personal expenses such as the use of WIFI, hot shower, battery charging, etc in the mountain regions.
  • Tips to the trekking guide and porters.

Who Discovered Annapurna Base Camp?

Annapurna base camp was first discovered by the British explorer Col. James O.M. ‘Jimmy’ Roberts in the year 1956 and shown to the world as the ‘Sanctuary of Gods’. The Sanctuary then became the “Annapurna Sanctuary”.

The prime peaks of the western portion of the great Annapurna Himal, including Hiunchuli (6,441m), Annapurna South (7,279m), Fang, Annapurna I (8,091m), Gangapurna (7,485m), Annapurna III (7,855m), and Machapuchhare (6,993m), are geographically placed accurately in a circle about 10 miles in diameter with a deep glacier-covered amphitheater in the center.

What’s so special about Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Trekking to Annapurna’s base camp means being among the Himalayas’ snow-capped peaks. ABC has become the most iconic of Nepal’s hiking locations, and it is frequently the subject of stunning artistic depictions. One of the world’s most well-known hikes is the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

It’s astonishing that on a trek of moderate difficulty, you can come face to face with an eight-thousand-meter-tall peak. The world’s tenth-highest peak is a part of the interesting Annapurna range.  The ABC Trail, despite its intimidating appearance, is rich in opportunities for mountain enthusiasts.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is widely regarded as one of the best legendary and classical treks in the world, and for good reason: it takes you through some of Nepal’s most breathtaking scenery and allows you to get a taste of rural life in the Himalayas and meet some of the friendly locals who still live by centuries-old customs.

The journey to Annapurna Base Camp, at an elevation of 4,130 meters, passes through beautiful and peaceful scenery, quaint Gurung and Magar villages, and verdant Rhododendron, bamboo, and alpine forests.

Finally, did we mention you will not only the Annapurna Base Camp but also the Macchapuchre Base Camp, known more commonly as Mt. Fishtail Base Camp?

What does a day on the trail of Annapurna Base Camp Trek look like?

Typically, your day will begin early in the morning, around 6 AM. After you freshen up, you will get a fill of breakfast. Most hotels and teahouses on the trail provide standard breakfast with eggs, bread, tea, and so on. If you wish you can even opt for a more local breakfast and try their local specialty.

Porters will help you carry most of your heavy equipment as you leave around 7:30 in the morning on the trail. Some days, you will ascend steeper tracks, while other days, you may be descending and ascending or just walking along straight tracks. However, generally, as you progress towards the climax of the trip, you will be ascending to higher altitudes.

On an average day, you will be expected to walk for around 6 hours at least covering around 14-18 km. All the while, your guide will be there to lead the way, impart wisdom, and answer questions about the area’s history, flora, animals, culture, and religion. You can expect the porters to walk ahead of you carrying your luggage. People, animals, and many more hikers await us along the trail.

When dozens of Mules and Yaks are in the way, we have to wait for them to pass. The trials’ separations from one another can be deceptive and wearisome. However, your guide will never stop cheering you on and encouraging you to keep going! Lunch will be around mid-day in one of the teahouses en route to our destination.

As we near our end location for the day, we get our bags into our rooms, freshen up, drink plenty of water, and rest or stroll around the nearby areas, observing the local lifestyle. Dinner is served around 7 PM, and after that, we head to our rooms to rest for the day.

Is the Annapurna Base Camp trek for me?

Despite the many challenges, traveling to Annapurna Base Camp is considered an easy to moderate hike. This trek is not without its challenges, such as its steep and stony trekking pathways, its stone staircases, and its daily walking distance of 5-6 hours. If you’re patient, confident, and reasonably in shape, however, this hike is well within your reach.

Due to its adventurous nature and the importance of taking your time and walking gradually, the Annapurna Base Camp trip is sometimes misunderstood as a challenging trek. However, this hike is categorized as moderate and able to be done by any novice trekker.

So if you fit the above criteria, why wouldn’t the ABC trek be perfect for you?

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary in Summary

Our 8 days hike begins near Pokhara in Nayapul, literally “New Bridge”. From here we hike over green hills and forests to Jhinu Danda which contains a natural hot spring. The next day, after leaving our guesthouse, we walk amid bamboo forests and ridges to reach Bamboo.

We cross the village of Deurali, which leads to Annapurna base camp, which is the climax of our trip. We stop at Machhapuchre base camp after Bamboo. Himchuli, Annapurna, and Nilgiri mountains are seen from here. After spending a night at Machhapuchre Base Camp, we walk to Annapurna Base Camp, our main target. The sights from here are unforgettable and will fill your camera and memory. We return to Dovan after we visit ABC and stay there for the night.

After sunrise, we move to Jhinu Danda for the night and visit the hot springs to rest. The next day, we travel to Nayapul, where a jeep will pick us up.

We have another 13-day Annapurna base camp trekking package. It is for those travelers who have some extra days for this trek and aspire to reach ABC in a relaxed manner. However, if you are under time constraints, our Annapurna Base Camp trek 6 Days can suit you.

Best Season to go to Annapurna Base Camp Trek

March through May and September through December offer the most favorable conditions for hiking to Annapurna Base Camp. The weather is often pleasant throughout these months, and the scenery is breathtaking.

Even during the months with the most favorable conditions, the weather can be unpredictable. There is a chance of clear skies in the morning followed by cloudy skies in the afternoon. It’s also possible for things to work in the opposite direction. Because of this, it is essential to ensure you are ready for any weather.

Because of the region’s frequent and heavy rainfall, hikers typically avoid the region during the summer monsoon months of July and August. It could be an uncomfortable experience for hikers due to the possibility of encountering many leeches. Even while winter has some of the most pleasant weather, temperatures can drop below freezing in the mornings and evenings, particularly in the higher reaches of the highlands.

Look below for a seasonal breakdown of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Spring (March -April-May)

March, April, and May constitute spring, the second-best time to trek in Nepal and an especially lovely period to climb in the Annapurna. The weather in the spring is very much like the weather in the fall.

As springtime blossoms everywhere, you may expect to catch a thrilling glimpse of rhododendrons at every turn. If you want to see beautiful scenery and enjoy comfortable weather, plan your hike around the beginning of spring.

Summer/Monsoon (June, July, August)

Summer and the Monsoon season overlap over the months of June, July, and August. For this reason, it is also the wettest and, hence, the hottest season in Nepal. Late June is typically when the monsoon season starts. Treks avoid the season because of the high rainfall and periodic thunderstorms that occur during this time. It’s possible that the trails will become extremely muddy and slippery, increasing the danger level.

Moreover, leeches are common in the ABC’s lower forest areas. Very few trekkers choose to go on a Summer hike because of the risk of landslides.

Autumn (September, October, November)

Autumn’s September–November months are prime hiking time in ABC. This is when you’ll see the most people out on the trails. The bright skies and mild temperatures of autumn, combined with the vibrant Dashain and Tihar celebrations, make for a swarm of hikers every year. Fall is the greatest time to visit if you don’t mind crowds and cooler weather.

Winter (December -January-February )

Temperature is the most critical issue when planning a winter trek in Annapurna. Winter may be the best time to trek in ABC for those who prefer to be alone, as fewer people are on the trails then. But the winter months can bring harsher weather conditions. Therefore, you must come prepared for your journey to Annapurna Base Camp in the winter.

In addition, visit our trekking season information section for further details.

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Trip (FAQs) Frequently Asked Questions

1) How safe is Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

You might be wondering, is it safe to trek to ABC? Comparatively, the Annapurna base camp trek is safer than the other high-altitude treks. However, you should have some prior information before embarking on this trek.

In terms of natural calamities: The highest risk of this hike is avalanches. The only area of the whole route that poses an avalanche risk is from Himalaya until Machhapuchere base camp. It is a two days trek from Himalaya (Hinku Cave) to Machhapuchere base camp. Thus, just this portion is regarded as a dangerous hiking area. However, the rest sections of the entire path are completely secure.

In terms of altitude sickness: The maximum point of this trek is Annapurna Base Camp i.e. 4,130m (13,550 ft). And it is a moderate trek and doesn’t need extreme physical fitness. Although the ABC journey is not as difficult as other well-known treks like the Annapurna Circuit, Manaslu Trek, and Everest area trek, it is always advisable to take precautions when walking in the Himalayas. Hence, in terms of altitude sickness, it is safer than other high-altitude treks.

2) How Difficult is ABC Trek? Do I need any prior trekking experiences?

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is a moderate trek and relatively easier, as compared to other strenuous treks in EverestManaslu, and Kanchenjunga Region.

If you are an experienced trekker or someone who is used to walking a long distance with a backpack, this trek might be easy for you. While being a novice trekker, you might find the trek a sort of challenge.
But the good thing is that people from all walks of life with normal health and fitness can do this trek whether they are experienced or novice trekkers, with or without any prior trekking experiences.

However, the trek demands at least 4 to 5 hours of uphill daily on a combination of steep and rocky paths. You will be walking 7 to 10 km daily for 10-15 days. As well said, “The best views come after the hardest climb”. The tedious long walks might be challenging, but the efforts and energy you put in are well worth it and equally rewarding.

As you gain elevation gradually, the risk of altitude sickness is low. The trekking trails have also been well-managed to make the trekking easier. Despite all the challenges and risks, having the first-hand experience of Nepal and the glory of the Himalayas should be motivating enough!

Above and beyond the altitude, Durations, and prior trekking experiences, the difficulty of Annapurna Base Camp Trek is also to be judged on other factors such as which trekking season you choose, and to a greater extent how much weight you are carrying.

3) Do I need training for this trek?

Besides a strong desire and patience, you will need good stamina and strength as the trek will test your endurance and patience to the next level. Therefore, try some pre-workouts a few weeks prior to your trek and focus on building your strength. Check our Annapurna base camp trek training for some useful tips.

Believe in yourself and start planning. We have seen people of all shapes and sizes complete this trek and the record of thousands of trekkers living their dream is proof of it.

With proper preparation, precautions, determination, and endurance, you can surely make this dream adventure come true and tick it off your bucket list!

4) Do I require to get insured with this trek?

As we said, travel insurance isn’t compulsory for the ABC trek. However, we always encourage travelers to have insurance policies while traveling to high-altitude regions. Because nothing is predictable in the mountain.

So, if you are fully insured, that will pay for any extra costs that might arise from any health issues, accidents, or injuries (such as helicopter rescue and other cure expenses). Likewise, all additional activities that you want to engage in while visiting Nepal should be covered by your insurance coverage.

5) What is the actual length of Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Are you curious to know, how long is ABC Trek route? The length of our Annapurna Base camp trek is about 80km. It is a shortened version of ABC trek. However, the distance of the ABC trek depends upon the starting and ending points. And the average length of the longer version ABC trek trail is 110-120km.

You will need to walk for 4-6 hours on average every day, covering a distance of about 10-15 kilometers. This moderately straightforward trek will lead you through remote villages of Nepal and close to the Annapurna mountain.

6) Is Mt. Everest visible from Annapurna Base Camp?

Most of all know, Mt. Everest is the tallest peak on earth and lies in Nepal. And most travelers think they can see Mt. Everest from every part of Nepal, especially from Annapurna Base Camp. But, you can’t get a view of Mt. Everest from the base camp of Annapurna.

Mt. Everest is located on the eastern side whereas Mt. Annapurna lies in the western part of Nepal. However, you will see the breathtaking views of Mt. Machhapuchhere, Hinchuli, and Dhaulagiri. In addition, you will have stunning views of the Annapurna ranges as well. It is exceptionally unusual and extraordinary to see a range of mountains.

7) What kind of food and accommodation availabe on this trek?

You will spend your night at the common local teahouse or lodges during your ABC trek, which is the classic form of trekking accommodation in the ABC trial. Most are set and operated by local villagers and provide you with basic yet optimal facilities like comfortable rooms, westernized washrooms, hot showers, and WIFI. While at dinner, you can also meet other interesting people from different nationalities, with their interesting stories.

There are vegetarian and non-vegetarian options for hygienic and nutritious meals. You can place orders for your favorites from the teahouse’s menu. You may enjoy a greater range of foods, such as Nepali, Indian, and Continental at lower altitudes. While on your trip, you may easily get tea, coffee, eggs, bakery products, snacks, bars, etc.

8) Are there hot shower available on ABC Trek?

Annapurna base camp trek is the second most popular hiking route in Nepal after Everest Base Camp. However, teahouses on this route are not developed as like on Everest. In contrast to recent years, the number of lodges is currently growing prudently. It indicates that there are hot showers available along the trek to Annapurna Base Camp. You will get running hot water in the bathroom up to the Dovan at tea houses.

Then after Dovan, you will be served a bucket of hot water for a shower at an extra cost.

9) What are the benefits of having a guide for ABC trek?

Hiring a professional licensed guide will add more trekking experience. Some of the ways that having a guide will benefit you are:

1. Lead or suggest the best trails to take.
2. Manage all your permits.
3. Recommend the best spots to rest, eat at, and stay overnight.
4. Monitor your health regularly.
5. Provide first aid treatment in case of emergencies.
6. Assist you to communicate with the locals.
7. Get the latest updates on the weather conditions of the trails.
8. Provide you information on the surroundings such as the names of the mountains/peaks, their height, plus Local names.
9. Give information on the culture, flora and fauna of the region, and some interesting stories.

Besides, having a guide is also having a friend as a guardian who is always there to look after you. You don’t have to focus on making lots of decisions while on the trek and make the most of your trip. Moreover, you are employing someone and also contributing to a local economy.

10) Are there ATM facilities on ABC Trek route?

On this Annapurna Base Camp hiking path, there are no ATMs facilities. Therefore, it is advised to withdraw the money from Pokhara or Kathmandu city. Hence, we recommend you to carry enough cash with you to last you the entire voyage. It is advisable to bring cash in local currency instead of dollars or euros. As tea houses prefer to accept payments in Nepalese rupees.

11) Communication on Trek

It’s a great thing to be “connected” with your loved ones. The Internet is the most popular means of communication used by most of the trekkers. Use Viber, WhatsApp, Skype, or Facetime where you can call. However, the internet speed experience during your trek may not be as fast as in the city areas because the farther up the height you get, the slower, less reliable, and more expensive these services become. Your Hotels in the cities will provide free WIFI, but the lodges and tea houses on the trek will charge an extra 1 to 2 Dollars per day.

Most of the routes have mobile coverage, though the service may still not be reliable.
This will also depend upon the type of network SIM you use and will cost you a fair bit of money to keep using it. Though some days at a higher altitude, the mobile network is not reachable. Upon your request, we will provide you with a local SIM card.

In case of emergencies, your emergency contacts and information will be with us before you leave for the trek.

12) How to avoid altitude sickness on ABC Trek?

Every tourist has spent a lot of time planning their forthcoming adventure trip. Additionally, nobody wants to become sick from altitude when traveling. The main issue if you are going on a high-altitude excursion would often be altitude sickness.

On this Annapurna Base Camp trek, you reach a height of 4,100 meters. It is not as difficult as the Annapurna Circuit Trek and Everest Base Camp. However, there are a few general guidelines that you should take very carefully when traveling in the Himalayas. Your body is working very hard to adapt with the new environment. And it will alert you when it needs to take a break.

Here are some recommendations from our experienced trek guides for preventing high altitude sickness when trekking to ABC:

  • Hike slowly and easily.
  • Climb high and sleep at a low altitude.
  • Don’t gain high altitude dramatically.
  • Take enough rest and acclimatization while trekking.
  • Avoid alcoholic drinks and smoking.
  • Drink at least 3-4 liters of water per day and keep yourself hydrated.
  • Eat food wisely and keep your body balanced.

13) Is Annapurna base camp trek better than the Everest base camp trek?

Every hiking path in Nepal has its own allure and significance. Therefore, for us, both of these treks are superior. These journeys differ from one another, nevertheless, due to a few reasons. The Annapurna Base Camp trip is the ideal option if you don’t want to go over 5,000 meters in elevation. However, if you enjoy hiking at greater altitudes, a trip to Everest Base Camp would be appropriate for you.

The Everest base camp trek offers breathtaking mountain vistas that bring numerous ranges of peaks closer together. As a result, the Everest Base Camp Trek is tougher and more riskier than the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Similarly, ABC Trek also offers stunning views of the mountains and landscapes along the trail.

The local tea houses provide identical meals and lodging on both of these trips. The sole distinction is that the lodges in the Everest region feature bathrooms of the western variety.

Additionally, there are more options of luxurious tea house lodging along the Everest base camp trek route.

Due to various logical factors, such as the cost of food and transportation, the level of luxury, the greater elevation, and accessibility, the Everest Base Camp Trek is more expensive than the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

14) What are the options for safe drinking water on this trek?

The availability of safe drinking water is a constant concern while visiting the Himalayan region. Since we require a lot of clean drinking water to stay hydrated and fight against altitude sickness. The hiking path to Annapurna base camp offers plenty of access to clean drinking water. Selling plastic bottles of water is banned along this route.

Therefore, trekkers can refill safe drinking water at every teahouse at a low cost. Accordingly, you can use fresh water running from the tap or small streams. In this case, we advise you to use water purification tablets. The best way to cut costs while traveling on a tight budget is to use water purification tablets or other filters. You can also ask for boiled water at the lodges without extra cost during your lunch and dinner time.

15) What happens if there are any emergencies while on this trek?

As we all know, weather in the mountain region is unpredictable. And anything can happen at any time which is beyond our control. So, if there are any emergencies or health issues while on the trek, you will be immediately evacuated by helicopter. Rescuing by helicopter is the fastest way to get to the city from the mountain region. Our office representatives in Kathmandu are available 24 hours in your service in case of any emergencies.

All our guides are well trained and they are able to assist you in your need. Your guide will cooperate with our Kathmandu office for helicopter rescue service in case of any horrendous hazards. Then you will be transferred to the well-equipped hospital nearby for the treatment. As a result, we always suggest you do travel insurance that can cover your entire rescue and cure expenses.

16) For this trek, do I need crampons or any other climbing gears?

You don’t need crampons and any other climbing gear if you want to hike in the spring (March to May) or autumn (September to November) seasons. However, it is advised to have crampons or microspikes with you if you are trekking in January or February during the winter season. Without crampons, it will be difficult to hike on a snowing trail. Paths may be filled with snow at that time.

Please be informed that having a pair of high-quality hiking boots might enhance your hiking experience pleasure.

17) Who are my guides and how experienced they are?

Guides are the pillar of our company. They are friendly, punctual, reliable, and trustworthy. Therefore, you will be guided by native local guides who were born and raised in the mountainous regions of Nepal. They are fully trained and certified by the government of Nepal.

Our guides have deep knowledge of mountains, cultures, and safety. English is not our mother tongue, so they don’t speak English fluently. But, they can speak English enough and are well-experienced for more than a decade. Each of our guides has been to the Annapurna base camp trek more than dozens of times. Hence, they have gained insightful knowledge about this route and are capable to handle any emergency situation. With their genuine guiding performance, every moment you spend in Nepal will be memorable.

18) What are the beginning symptoms of mountain sickness?

Every high mountain hiker or adventurer’s major concern is acute mountain sickness. And we should be aware of altitude sickness. It often happens more than 2,400 meters (7,800 feet) from sea level. High altitude problems can occur in 2 different ways. That is mild and severe. If you follow a few simple measures, even a mild illness can recover rapidly.

But if the illness condition is severe, get emergency medical help right away. If you take care of the problem before it becomes worse, it will be much easier to treat. Acute mountain sickness can impact your heart, lungs, muscles, and brain system and result in more severe symptoms. Brain swelling may cause disorientation in certain people.

Here are the beginning symptoms of mountain sickness. 

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Muscle aches
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Irritability
  • Loss of appetite
  • Swelling of the hands, feet, and face
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Shortness of breath


19) What are the temperatures on Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

The season affects the Annapurna Base Camp Trek’s temperature. The weather will be favorable throughout the spring and autumn seasons. In this season, daytime highs range from 10 to 20 degrees Celsius, while nighttime temperatures vary from 10 to 1 degrees Celsius. During the winter, the temperature at night will be extremely low, with a range of 5 to -10° C. In the summer months of June, July, and August, the climate ranges from 10 to 25 degrees Celsius.

20) What are the prime attractions of ABC Trek?

Annapurna Trek is one of the world’s best treks among explorers. And you must have curiosity that what are the major attractions of this hike. And why do travelers choose this trek? There are many more things to explore on Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Besides glittering mountains and landscapes, the showcase of Gurung’s culture is also one of the prime attractions. Walking through the typical villages and eating local cuisines are also other highlights of ABC Trek. The city of a lake called ‘Pokhara’ has its own charm that attracts thousands of tourists every year.

Below are some other major attractions of the Abc trek
– Hike through thrilling swinging metal bridges and rivers.
– Take a natural hot spring bath at Jhinu Danda.
– 360-degree views of stunning mountains over 7000m and 8000 meters from Annapurna Base Camp.
– Discover the lifestyle of rural people.
– Overnight stay at Annapurna base camp.

21) How many hours a day we must walk?

Every day, you will typically walk uphill and downhill for 5 to 7 hours, including 45 minutes to 1-hour launch break. Since we gained height along the way, the path from Nayapul to Annapurna Base Camp is almost uphill. After Annapurna Base Camp, the path descends till it reaches Nayapul. However, the length of walking time depends on your level of fitness. If you are extremely fit, you might walk more quickly than you would normally. But, if you’re not a competent hiker, you might move slowly.

22) Are there snows at Annapurna Base Camp?

There won’t be snow at Annapurna’s base camp in the months of autumn and spring. But the surrounding peaks at the Annapurna base camp are covered with snow.  If you arrive in the middle of winter, keep in mind that the ground at Annapurna base camp will be covered with snow. Additionally, we advise you to bring crampons, as they could come in handy at that moment. The trail will be covered by snow in January and February, and there is a high risk of snowfall as well as a chance of missing the right path.

In the months of spring and fall, the average daytime temperature ranges from 15 to 20° C. However, the temperature may drop to as low as 10 to 5 degrees at night.
Wintertime temperatures range from 10 to 13° C during the day and drop to -10° C at night.

23) What is the highest elevation of this trek?

The actual highest point of this trek is 4,130 meters above from sea level. The lowest elevation of the ABC trek is at Pokhara 822m. from where you will take a drive to Nayapul. Nayapul is situated at an elevation of 1,070 meters and then gradually you will gain the altitudes. From Nayapul, within the 4 days, you will reach the base camp of Annapurna which is the highest point of your venture.

24) Why Annapurna base camp trek with us?

We don’t say that we are the best but we will give our 100% effort to make your trip successful without any hassle. There are a few good reasons to choose the Glorious Himalaya team.

The first reason is that we are dedicated to providing top-notch service to international travelers. GHT is a historic local trekking company with headquarters in Kathmandu, Nepal. In 2010, a group of Himalayan leaders founded it. We have been operating the Annapurna base camp expedition for hundreds of thrill seekers each year.

Since 2010, we have been organizing Annapurna base camp trips with a 100% success rate. Our skilled Himalayan guides have carefully planned the 6-day itinerary of our ABC trekking. We always listen to our clients, thus, you can ask us for tailor-made itineraries. Most importantly, your safety is our prime concern.

All our guides are experienced, well-equipped and knowledgeable. They are friendly, helpful, and able to tackle with tough situations. And we only employ the local people in the areas we trek to.

Secondly, we believe in humanity. There are some people who are deprived even from basic needs.  All the people that are in need across the world cannot be helped. However, we are making every effort, no matter how minor it is. Giving something is always better than nothing.

Therefore, we contribute 8% of our profit from each sale of Annapurna Trek to the charity program. So, if you book this trek with us, it will help us to enhance our charity success rate. Our charity is to support the people of Nepal who are deprived of basic needs such as education, food, shelter, and cure.

The third reason is we strongly follow the sustainable eco-tourism guidelines. This lovely planet is not just for us; it is also for the generations to come. Because the next generation has the same right to enjoy their lives as we do. We should protect our planet for the next generation. So, we don’t leave trash on the mountains and hiking paths.

On our camping treks, we never encourage our employees or clients to cut down the trees for the fire they are passing through. Instead, on our camping trip, we utilize gas and kerosene. We refrain from engaging in activities that endanger wild animals and the environment.

25) Do I have to take altitude medicines for this trek?

Acute mountain sickness is a constant concern while trekking on high-altitude trails. As we said, prevention is always better than cure. Before experiencing any symptoms, we never encourage our clients to take altitude sickness medicines. Instead, we suggest you take enough rest, eat wisely, and drink plenty of water and soups. These natural precautions could be more effective than Diamox or any other altitude sickness preventive medication.

However, if you are not mentally prepared and would like to take altitude medicines, our expert guide will provide you with Diamox. Before commencing this trip, we advised you to consult with your doctor or physician at your home.

26) Do we stay overnight at Annapurna Base Camp?

According to our schedule itinerary, on the 6th day, you will trek from MBC to Annapurna base camp and return back to Dovan for a night stay. So, you will not stay overnight at Annapurna Base Camp. Instead, you will spend an hour at base camp. If you want to stay overnight at Base Camp let us know before you confirm this trek so that we can prolong our itinerary accordingly.

Here we have another 13 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek program where you will get an overnight stay at Annapurna Base Camp.

27) How early should I book this trek?

It is a multi-day adventure Himalayan trip and you need to do lots of research before the trek. So, you will have adequate time for prior preparation if you book a few months before the trip’s departure date. Therefore, we urge you to make early reservations for this journey. Because your early reservations will help us to manage all of your essential bookings, such as transportation, lodging, porters, and guides. However, we also accept last-hour bookings but are not recommended.

28) What are the terms of payment?

According to our company payment terms, travelers should pay 20% as an advance payment at the time of booking. The remaining 80% payment should be paid after you arrive in Kathmandu before the trek departure.

For payments, we accept visa and master cards as well as cash in dollars and euros. We recommend you pay the remaining balance in cash in US dollars. Because we have to send cash with our guide for your accommodations and meals during the trek. If you pay by card, it will take some days to collect in our account.

29) Is tipping necessary? If yes, how much should I give?

Tipping is not compulsory or even customary in Nepal, but it is a nice way to say thanks to your guides and porters. The wages of workers in Nepal are significantly less than the average income of other developed countries. Tourist guides and porters are employed only when tourist make their visit to Nepal. And the rest of the time, they won’t have a job. They need to make money during the tourist season to support their family till the next season.

Therefore, all tourist guides and porters accept thanks or tips from visitors after their treks or tours. It’s also a great way to motivate them for their generous involvement in tourism in the years to come.

Even more, your gratitude will encourage them to work harder and serve better on their next trips.
In general, tip them at least 10% of your trip cost or USD 10 -12 per day for the guide and USD 7-9 for the porters. However, if you are satisfied and feel the staff did an excellent job, you can tip them more than the mentioned.



30) Do I need extra cash on Trek? If yes, how much should I carry?

When you purchase ABC’s full board service package with us, your meals, accommodations, guides, porters, transport, and hotels are included. However, some of the services are not included in the packages. Such things as hot showers, internet use, battery charging, mineral bottled water, etc., are not included in your package. You have to pay yourself if you want to take advantage of these services throughout the trek.

In the mountain regions, teahouses accept payments only in cash. Therefore, you need some extra cash money during the trek. Hence, we advise you to exchange dollars/euros for local currency in Kathmandu or in Pokhara. For your information, you can also withdraw local currency from the ATMs in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

For your general ideas, you need approx. 15-20 dollar extra per day for the trek. But if you are a drunker or shopping lover, you might need more than the given extra money.

31) What would be the average temperatures on this trek?

Temperature varies as per the season. Normally during the spring and autumn seasons, temperatures will be between 15 to 20 degrees in the daytime. The temperature might be between 5 and 10 degrees at night and in the morning. These seasons won’t have freezing temperatures.

However, in the winter season, daytime temperatures typically range from 10 to 15 degrees, although mornings and nights can be quite cold. The temperature may drop to below zero, -10, or -20 degrees at night and in the morning.

32) Which is harder Everest Base Camp or Annapurna?

Both treks are challenging in their own ways, but generally, the Everest Base Camp trek is considered harder due to a higher altitude and longer trekking duration. The length of the Everest Base Camp trek is typically around 12-14 days, compared to 7-12 days for Annapurna. Regardless of which trek you choose, it’s crucial to have good physical fitness and preparation.


33) What grade of the trek is Annapurna Base Camp?

The Annapurna Base Camp trek is generally categorized as a Grade B or moderate trek, involving trekking at altitudes above 3,000 meters (10,000 feet) but generally not exceeding 5,000 meters (16,000 feet). To comfortably complete a Grade B trek, it’s essential to be physically fit and have some trekking experience at altitude. Proper acclimatization is key to avoiding altitude sickness and ensuring a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.


34) How long does it take to hike Annapurna Base Camp?

The trek to Annapurna Base Camp typically takes 7 to 12 days, depending on the chosen route and personal pace. It’s important to allow additional rest days to acclimatize to the altitude and explore the breathtaking landscapes and local villages.

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Traveller’s Review

Glorious Himalaya Trekking provided us with an exceptional Annapurna Base Camp trek experience, seamlessly blending professionalism and warmth. Their knowledgeable and friendly staffs ensured a safe and enjoyable journey, leaving me with enduring memories of the breathtaking landscapes and their excellent service.

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Jack Steven

We had an amazing journey to Annapurna Base Camp, Nepal along with three friends. We visited Nepal in June 2023 and booked 10 days ABC Trek through Glorious Himalaya Company.

It was a great adventure with the support of local guide and porters. They were truly supportive and motivated. Our guide was Mr Prakash, Rabin and Shyam were our porters. We also had an opportunity to explore Pokhara, a beautiful city of lakes.

Overall, We really enjoyed our Nepal visits. we would like to thanks entire teams of Glorious Himalaya who made it happened and also would like to recommend this local agency to all the travellers.

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Ratish H S

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