Nepal Trekking Annapurna Base Camp Itinerary Packing list & FAQs

  • Ganesh Adhikari
  • Last Updated on May 26, 2024

Annapurna region is arguably the most beautiful natural landscape in this country and probably the world. Nepal trekking Annapurna Base Camp explores this very region and takes you to the heart of the Annapurna Himalayas. Annapurna Base Camp trip encompassing an adventure trekking through gorgeous valleys and pristine glacial streams onto the foothills of the towering Himalayas.

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Annapurna Trekking Major Highlights

  • Trek to the base camp of the 10th highest mountain in the world, Annapurna (8,091/ 26,538 ft)
  • Explore the beautiful village of Ghorepani and hike up top Poon Hill
  • Experience the Gurung hospitality and lifestyle
  • Natural Diversity
  • Wildlife
  • Flora and Fauna

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Annapurna base camp trekking details

Starting the Annapurna trek, you'll first drive to Hille and then take on a trail to Ulleri. While it's never easy to take a challenge on the first day itself, the infamous Ulleri steps (around 3500 steps & stone paved) will require breaking some sweat.

It is now that you get a feel of the Himalayan tribes and their lifestyle as you spend time in the beautiful villages of Ghorepani and Tadapani. The hike up Poonhill for great views of the Annapurna (8091m) and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail 6997m) is topped only when you land yourself at the foot of these towering peaks at their base camps.

Also, on offer are gorgeous views of Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Gangapurna (7455 m), and Himchuli (6441m) in addition to the Annapurna range. Annapurna Base camp trek then circuits to the natural Jacuzzis at Jhinu Danda before wrapping it up with a hike back to Nayapul.

When is the best time for Nepal trekking Annapurna Base camp? While any frequent traveler will shout out for a trek in Spring (March-May), you can also take it on in Autumn (September-November). It is advised you have a moderate level of fitness and do not shy away from cold nights and steep terrain.

Why Travel in Nepal with Ace Vision Treks?

Reliable Tour Trekking Company is a front-runner in the Nepali travel and tourism industry having served tourists, both local and international, for more than a decade. We are accredited by the Nepal Tourism Board and a member of Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal and offer a host of trekking, expedition, adventure, and tour packages of Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan.

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Annapurna Trekking Facts:

  • Geography: Mountain / Forest / Village
  • Location: Annapurna region, Gandaki, Kathmandu
  • Difficulty Level: Moderate to Strenuous
  • Duration of Trek: 12-15 days
  • Max Altitude: 4130m
  • Religions: Hinduism/Buddhism
  • Ethnic People : Gurung/Magar/Thakali/Manangi/Loba
  • Accommodation: Hotel/Teahouse/Camp
  • ABC Trek Distance: 80-90 km 50-60mi (depends on Itinerary) 
  • Transportation: Tourist Bus / Private Vehicle / Flight

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12-day Annapurna base camp trekking itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m/4,264 ft) 

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, an Ace Vision Treks representative will welcome you to the Airport. Shortly, with a vehicle arranged, you’ll be transferred to the trip hotel where you’ll be assisted in checking. 

Day 2: Drive to Pokhara (820m/2,689 ft) 6-7 Hrs

An important day in the trip, you head to Pokhara. Taking the Prithvi Highway, this bus heads southwest along the Trishuli River down the valley. Jaded lush green hills and terraced fields will be a feast for your eyes as you cross the towns of Malekhu, Mugling, and Damauli on your way to Pokhara. Arriving in the beautiful town of Pokhara, enjoy a stroll around the lakeside with a chance to dine at some of the finest restaurants in the country.

Day 3: Drive from Pokhara to Hille | 3-Hrs and trek to Ulleri | 2-3 Hrs

A pleasant drive from Pokhara in the morning will mark the start of our journey to the Himalayas. The roads twist and turn along the valley before we arrive at Nayapul. Starting the trek, we cross over Modi Khola. Walk from Nayapul to Tikhedhunga is pleasant while that onwards to Ulleri is a challenge with a flight of stairs to overcome.

Day 4: Trek to Ghorepani (2,860m/9,380 ft) 5-6 Hrs

Trekking up a trail above Ulleri takes you past beautiful grooves of rhododendrons and settlements at Banthanti and Nangethanti. A trek past the oak forest with occasional wildflower trees with mesmerizing views of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail|6997m) and the Annapurna range as you arrive at the beautiful village of Ghorepani.

Day 5: Trek to Tadapani via early morning Poon hill (3,210m/10,528 ft) Hike for Sunrise

A 1-hour hike, early in the morning, from Ghorepani village, will take you to the top of this hill where an event of sun lighting up the Annapurna range is simply spellbinding. Add to that magnificent views of Mount Dhaulagiri (8167m), Lamjung (6983m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), and Hiunchuli (6441m) and you are in for a treat. Hike down to Ghorepani for breakfast before setting off on a trail to Tadapani.

Day 6: Trek to Chhomrong (2170m/7,117 ft)

This day starts in a beautiful fashion with magnificent views of the valley and snow-capped peaks. The trail takes you to Chhomrong today. A hillside village, Chhomrong is the entrance to Annapurna Sanctuary which is a reserve of Annapurna and neighboring Himalayan range. You arrive at Chhomrong with magnificent views of Annapurna South (7219m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), and Hiunchuli (6441m).

Day 7: Trek to Himalaya (2,920 m/ 9,577 ft)

The trek starts with a descent before crossing an oddly long suspension bridge onto a winding trail over the ridge of a hill. A stone-paved trail heads for Bamboo with an occasional flight of challenging stairs past the village of Sinuwa and Kuldighar to Dobhan. Arriving at Himalaya, immerse in the views of the beautiful Himalayan range.

Day 8: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 m/ 13,546 ft)

Up next is the highest point of this trek. Annapurna Base Camp is within Annapurna Sanctuary which includes Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m). River flowing below the ravines is terrifyingly beautiful as you cross a moraine onto Deurali. The trail enters Annapurna Sanctuary as you glide above a ridge onto Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Another couple of hours along the occasional snow-laden track will take you beneath the south face of Annapurna.

Enjoy mesmerizing views of surrounding peaks and mammoth icefalls.

Day 9: Trek to Bamboo (2,310 m/ 7,576 ft)

Wake up to glorious views of towering Himalayas as the snow crest of these mountains glistens as the sun shines. With a magnificent start to this day and a treat of a breakfast at the foothills, begin on a trail back to Bamboo via Machhapuchhre Base Camp. As this trail snakes through the ridges and moraines, it leads to the bank of Modi Khola.

Trekking along undulating terrain, you will arrive at Bamboo.

Day 10: Trek to Jhinu Danda/Hot Spring (1780m/ 5,838 ft)

The trail climbs steeply to Kuldighar on this day. Heading for the hot springs at Jhinu Danda, we start on a trail marked by stone paved steps onto the lush green forest. Onto Sinuwa, descending to the suspension bridge, we cross the river and take on a steep climb to Chhomrong. From here, a steep descent along the Modi Khola Valley will lead to Jhinu Danda.

Enjoy the hot springs and overnight stay at Jhinu Danda.

Day 11: Travel back to Kathmandu

Early in the morning, you’ll be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the bus terminal. Catch a luxury tourist coach back along the Prithvi Highway to Kathmandu. Unravel the beautiful landscape along the roaring Marsayangdi and Trishuli rivers as you drive to Kathmandu. Enjoy the evening exploring the Thamel tourist market for souvenirs and items to add to your collection.

Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 12: Final departure towards your destination

A beautiful trip comes to an end on this day as you pack your bags and head for the airport Ace Vision Treks representative. You'll be seen off exactly 3 hours before your scheduled flight. Make sure you inquire about future trips and exchange contacts for future reference. Have a safe flight!

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Alternative 10 days Short Annapurna Base camp outline trekking itinerary

1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m) 

2: Drive/flight to Pokhara (820m) 7-8 Hours Private Vehicle 5-6 Hrs and Flight 30 min

3: Drive to Jhanu (3-4 Hrs) and trek to Sinwa(2,360m/ 7,740ft) 3-4 hours

4: Trek to Durali (3,230m/ 10,594 ft) 6-7 hours

5: Trek to Annapurna Base camp (4,130m/ 13,546 ft) 4-5 hours

6: Desinding to Bamboo(2,310m/ 7,576 ft) 6-7 hours

7: Trekking to Jhanu Danda (1,780m/ 5,838 ft) 5-6 hours

8: Drive Back to Pokhara

9: Back to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus, Private Vehicle, Flight

10: Fly back to Home

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Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Packing List

Choosing essential trekking gear helps in a comfortable trekking journey. We have listed some of the important trekking equipment for trekking.


  • Thermals
  • Innerwear
  • Pair of windcheaters
  • Pair of t-shirts
  • Trousers
  • Gloves
  • Down jacket

Note: pack less of the clothing items as much as possible. Windproof, waterproof, and warm clothes are better for trekking.


  • Trekking boots/shoes
  • Pair of woolen shocks (2 pairs is better)
  • Inner socks
  • Sandals

Note: As trekking requires lots of walking choosing comfortable footwear is necessary.

Sun protectors

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunblock/ sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Scarf
  • Lip balm

Note: In a high-altitude sun the cold can affect skin and eyes due to radiation. Protecting your skin and eyes is essential while trekking.

Other items

  • Sleeping bag (let us know for -20c sleeping bag from Ace Vision Treks Company)
  • Duffle bag (Ace Vision Treks provide)
  • First aid kit
  • Snacks
  • Toilet paper
  • Trekking pole (opt.)
  • Torch
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks

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Best Alternative Trekking Route Beside Annapurna Base Camp

The Himalayan country has many more trekking routes. Everest Base Camp, Manaslu Circuit, and Upper Mustang treks are the best two-week Nepal trekking packages. 

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking FAQs 

Where can I get the Annapurna base camp trek map with distance?

Ace Vision treks trekking package Annapurna base camp trek map with distance has details guide and planning.

How high is Annapurna base camp Altitude? 

The Annapurna base camp's highest altitude is 4,130m/13,546ft.

How do you confirm the Annapurna base camp trek booking?

Reliable tour trekking company made tailor-made trip itinerary and booking your trip to Annapurna Base Camp. 

How difficult is the Annapurna base camp trek?

Annapurna Base Camp trail is an Easy to moderate trekking route in Nepal.

How much does the Annapurna base camp trek cost?

Cost determines your service but we customize trip service per traveler interest. Contact us for details information.

Is it possible for the Annapurna base camp trek with a helicopter? 

Yes, Annapurna base camp trek with a helicopter. Check out our Tripadvisor link.

Is it possible to trek to Annapurna base camp in the winter season? 

Yes, Annapurna base trek in the winter season. Above the Durali (3200m.) the Base camp has alternative hiking trails.

Is Senceir Citizens can do Annapurna Base Camp Trekking?

Yes, the Annapurna Base camp trek is known as an easy-moderate trekking route so, senior citizens can do it. 

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Ganesh Adhikari

Ganesh Adhikari

Ganesh is an adventure outdoor enthusiast originally from Gorkha, Nepal. I hiked Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, and Manaslu region and the most famous teahouse trekking in Nepal.  Besides Hiking, I provide online travel packages for travelers to value their time with family and friends. As well, I always provide updated travel information about the Himalayas! what's Going on? let's keep and touch with me for an unforgettable travel experience in a lifetime. I organize private tours for hikers per your interest and time frame.

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