Annapurna Base Camp Trek

15 reviewsAnnapurna Sanctuary
Trip Fact:
  • Duration 13 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • DestinationNepal
  • Max Altitude4130m
  • AccommodationHotels in Kathmandu ,Pokhara and Guest houses/lodges during trekking
  • MealsBreakfast in Kathmandu/Pokhara and All meals during the trek
  • Trip Start/EndPokhara
  • Group Size1-30 pax
  • Best SeasonMarch, April, May, September, October and November are the best months.

What to Expect:

  • 13 days of serene hiking in Annapurna Sanctuary, through meadows, grasslands, terrace farming, pasture land, and alpine landscape.
  • Awe-striking panorama of Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri range, Makalu, and countless glaciers throughout Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
  • The tireless hikes on stone-paved trek routes, waterfalls, green oak, and vivid rhododendron forests.
  • An ideal cultural escapade to the heart of Annapurna villages like Ghorepani, Ghandruk, and Pokhara.
  • Experienced trek leader in front, porters to support your baggage, well-planned logistics, adequate acclimatisation, detailed itineraries, best available accommodations, meals, and more with Dream Himalayan.
  • Fixed departures with limited group size, immediate medical assistance, and helicopter evacuation services.
  • Complimentary sightseeing tour around historical places inside Kathmandu when you book this trip with us.

13 days of serene trek to the base camp (4130m) of world's 10th highest mountain ( Mount Annapurna) through terrace farming and alpine landscape.

West Nepal, precisely, Pokhara valley and nearby locales are hot spots for luxurious individual and family-based tours. And when it comes to high altitude trekking, high altitude hikers prefer 13 days long Annapurna Base Camp trek. The most rambled trekking route in Nepal, the Annapurna Base Camp trek route, takes you to the heaven of mountains, terrains, and cultures.

This Annapurna Base Camp is one of the most popular trekking trail for trekkers in the world because of its close view of Annapurna and Fishtail [Machapuchare] which lies to the Northwest of Pokhara touristic-beautiful lake valley at the the height of 4130 m.

What to Expect in Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp trek lets you enjoy the serene hikes through grasslands, oak and pine forests, meadows, and vivid rhododendron in Spring. The two hubs of Rhododendron, Chhomrong, and Ghandruk sit in the trek route, making the entire terrain wholesome.

Annapurna trekking, besides rhododendrons, is also known for the bamboo and fern forest. Also, locales like Sinuwa are home to abundant Oak trees. Even the rushing Modi Khola gives a soothing sound that entertains the hike.

The lush forests of oak and pine now decrease as we climb further to 3,000 metres. The spiney grass, bushes, and towering rock boulders now accompany the trek.

Other than these, Annapurna Sanctuary is a hub for exotic wild animals, flowering plants, birds, and mammals. Annapurna Base Camp route in monsoon blooms with nearly 1,226 flowering species. On top, the exotic birds of 500 species, mammals of more than 102 species, reptiles, and amphibians make it a wonder of West Nepal.

Annapurna Sanctuary stretches over 7,629 sq km, sits over 4,000 metres, and is encircled by the world's three tallest mountains, Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, and Makalu.  Other than these, it's ringed by Annapurna II to IV, Dhaulagiri II to IV, Khangsar, Gangapurna, Fishtail, Putha Hiunchuli, Nilgiri. Annapurna Base Camp probably is the only trek that takes you in the proximity of a handful of 7,000 metres peaks.

These mountains are best when viewed in the morning and sunset. Thus, people prefer to stay overnight at Ghandruk and go for the Poon Hill stroll early in the morning to catch the heavenly sunrise. The snow-clad mountains in proximity and the glittering yellow in the early morning accompanied by cinematic landscapes around the sanctuary make Annapurna Base Camp an ideal trek in 2023/2024.

Those travelers, who want to reach the Base Camp of Annapurna in a short time-frame can try a different route by skipping Poon hill like the Annapurna base camp short trek - 7 Days would be an ideal choice.


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A representative from DHA will meet you at Tribhuwan International airport, Kathmandu and transferred to the hotel, after your freshness briefing program for your trekking, overnight at hotel.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 1400m

Drive to Pokhara by tourist bus, it will take approximate 6-7 hours to reach PKR. Once you arrive, free time in Pokhara, you can explore around Lake city and beautiful Phewa lake itself. Pokhara is beautiful lake city which offers panoramic views of Mt. Machapuchre, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt Annapurna and Mt. Manaslu. Overnight at hotel.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 800m

Take a morning breakfast in Pokhara, and drive to Ulleri by private jeep, continues through local villages following the bank of Modi khola to reach Ulleri(2,055m). Then we continues walking to Ghorepani through the pine forest, oak and rhododendrons forest.

  • Hotel/Tea House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2840m

Early morning, we start hike up to Poon hill (3210mtr).This Vantage Poon hill offers magnificent Sunrise views of Dhaulagiri (8167m), Nilgiri (6940m) , Annapurna (7215m), Machapuchre (6997m), Manaslu (8163m), Annapurna(7993m) and other several peaks . This sunrise view will be unforgettable experience in your lifetime. After spending 1 hour at Poon hill we return back to Ghorepani. After taking breakfast we leave for Tadapani through pine and Rhododendron forest.

  • Hotel/Tea House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2610m

Today the trail descends down to Chhomorong through forest and Gurung Villages which takes approximately five hours. Overnight at Guesthouse

  • Hotel/Tea House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2140m

The trail continues by crossing Khuldighar located at 2328 meter. From here we step down through the gorge of river to reach Dovan .Overnight at Guesthouse

  • Hotel/Tea House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2500m

In the morning, take a breakfast, and start trekking, the trail continuous through Bamboo and Rhododendron forest to reach Hinko. Then we climb up to MBC which is known also Annapurna Sanctuary. Overnight at Guesthouse

  • Hotel/Tea House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3700m

Leave MBC early morning,  our goal is Annapurna Base Camp, which located at evaluation of 4130 meter. Annapurna Base Camp offers Superb views of Annapurna (7993m), Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machapuchre (6997m) and other several peaks. Overnight at Guesthouse.

  • Hotel/Tea House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4130m

After taking breakfast the trail descends to the bamboo following the bank of beautiful Modi khola (river), which takes approximately 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthous

  • Hotel/Tea House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2345m

Take a breakfast in Bamboo, and start trekking, the trail continuous through the rhododendron and bamboo forest to reach Jhinu Hot spring. Jhinu offers natural hot spring and beautiful Modi khola valley. Overnight at Guesthouse.

  • Hotel/Tea house
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 1780m

This is our final day of Annapurna Base Camp trekking from Jhinu we walk through the right side of Modi River to reach Sewai then we assent up to Nayapul. ( Jeep option also available from Sewai to Nayapul to Pokhara). Then we drive back to Pokhara which takes approximately 1.5 hours. Overnight at Pokhara hotel.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • 1780m

Take a breakfast in your Pokhara hotel and start a journey to Kathmandu by touriest bus, it is approximate 6-7 hours drive. Overnight stay in Kathmandu

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 1400m

The trip has ended. You fly to your next destination. Our airport team will take care of your check-out and airport drop.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast

Cost Details


  • Airport pick up and drop by car/van/hiace
  • 2 Nights Accommodation in Kathmandu on Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 Nights Accommodation in Pokhara twin sharing on Bed and Breakfast
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
  • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and transportation
  • An experienced English-speaking and Government license holder Trekking guide including salary, insurance, flight, food and lodging
  • Trekking porter including salary, insurance, flight, food and lodging ( 1 porter for 2 trekkers basis)
  • All necessary paper works, trekking permits and TIMS card.
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All trekking equipment for trekking staff
  • All government and local taxes
  • Transportation by Tourist Bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu
  • Private Transportation from Pokhara to trekking starting point and trekking ending point to Pokhara


  • Nepal entry Visa fee
  • International and internal Airfare
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • All Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, bottle, hot shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • All kind of drinks, hot water, alcoholic and soft drinks.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in cost include.

Good to Know

Meals and Accommodation in Annapurna

Accommodation and food are the essential aspects of trekking life. A trekker must find accommodation and food for oneself according to the route. Annapurna Base Camp trek has a good facility for the accommodation and food along the trail. You can find everything on the way and also on your budget. Several teahouses, lodges, and hotels provide luxurious lodging facilities.

Talking about the food, you can find all kinds of local and international cuisines here. The menu set offered in this trek isn't disappointing at all. The prices are reasonable and affordable. You can savour typical Nepali food to have the energy to walk. You can also find tasty international cuisines prepared by well-trained chefs.

Only the issue with accommodation for this trek is you have to book in advance if you are going in the trekking season. The ABC trek region will be bustling with the crowd. You might face discomfort in lodging if you haven't pre-booked for this trek.

Travel Insurance for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Travel insurance is the document that ensures that you have a safe trip. It covers medical emergencies if you become ill or have an accident while travelling. It also looks over the flight delays and cancellations. You may not know, but you can solve baggage issues such as lost, stolen, or delayed with your travel insurance.

Talking about the Annapurna Base Camp trek, you must get travel insurance. You may need immediate medical attention anytime if you exceed 5000m above sea level. You know that any other incident is possible to happen as well.

You should get travel insurance to cover the additional expenses to do damage control. You should make sure that policy covers treks over 5000m for the Annapurna Base Camp trek. You can get another policy if you aren't going over 5000m.

Altitude Sickness in Annapurna - Base Camp

As you go above the 2500m above sea level elevation, you are likely to suffer from altitude sickness. It is prevalent for people who are travelling at altitude. It is due to the low atmospheric pressure and lack of oxygen.

Annapurna base camp is at an altitude of 4130m above sea level. Trekkers suffer altitude sickness as they go higher in the Annapurna Base Camp. Symptoms of this illness look common like headaches, nausea, vomiting, and shortness in breathing. But, it can be hazardous to your health if you aren't paying attention.

You must be aware of altitude sickness. If you have headaches, dizziness, and are unusually tired, you can be alert and treat yourself immediately. Your health comes first before everything else.You need to know first aid as well. You can't always rely on others for small things, you know. It is always better to stay hydrated and carry a first aid box and enough medicines on the trek.

Best Time to do Annapurna Trekking

Autumn (September-November) along with spring (March-May)

During autumn season the weather is warm and dry, so much suitable for trekking. Similarly autumn season offers crystal clear views of surrounding mountain ranges. Likewise, spring season is warm suitable for trekking in spring season Rhododendron starts to bloom and dry leaves turns green. Due to this reason if you trek in spring season you will observe greenery all around spring thus walk through such green.Trails will be fascinating

Winter (December to February) and Summer (June to August)

Other remaining season summer and winter season are less popular for trekking. This is because of unfavorable weather condition. During winter season the temperature of Annapurna region drops below 0 degrees, making the Annapurna region freezing cold.  So if you choose to trek in winter season, be sure you have carried all those necessary trekking gears to be safe from extreme cold. In summer season Annapurna region experiences a lots of rainfall, making trekking trails slippery and muddy. Thus trekking in such trails is so much challenging.

Client Reviews

  • Simon West
    Simon WestUnited Kingdom |October 10, 2019

    Annapurna Base Camp Trek

    I have booked Everest base camp trek however there was very bad weather and my flight cancelled for two days. Suman was being flexible and offered other options including Annapurna base camp. It was very last minute, but Suman was able to organize everything very quickly. As a result the treks to ABC proceed without any issue. Guide Hupa Raj was incredible; simply no words can describe how professional, kind and informative he is. Dream Heaven Adventure, the company truly is above the competition and Suman has clearly worked extremely hard to build the company to this level, as such I won't hesitate to recommend Dream Heaven Adventure to anyone interested in visiting Nepal.

  • Ramon Rosado
    Ramon RosadoAustralia |September 15, 2018

    Perfect trip to Annapurna Base Camp

    What an amazing trip, can't expect better than this! Everything was very well organized by Dream Heaven Adventure and Suman! We choose them because of their prompt well response and reasonable price.
    We had very friendly and helpful guide, who took care in choosing the best accommodations and facilities everywhere in the trail. It was such a most rewarding experience of a lifetime. Can't recommend Dream Heaven highly enough!!

  • Rachel and James
    Rachel and JamesUnited Kingdom |June 30, 2018

    Annapurna Base Camp in June

    Hari has been a joy, has been very helpful throughout the entire trip. He has organized everything from permits to breakfast & dinner. He has made us feel part of each village us visited & gave us the best possible experience. We would definitely recommend Hari and Dream Heaven Adventure to arrange who is looking for an experienced guide he speaks good English & is happy to help at anytime.

  • Rohini Prakash
    Rohini PrakashIndia |May 18, 2018

    Wonderful Annapurna Base camp trek

    Suman and Dream Heaven Adventure Team made our trip truly memorable. They helped us to change the money and gear arrangements in last minute. The trek was wonderful. Sam, our guide was absolutely perfect, tried his best to make our trip more enjoyable. The porters Subash and Anil were also friendly and helpful. A great experience all in all. Will definitely do another trek with Dream Heaven Adventure!

  • Connor Carrol
    Connor CarrolUnited States |April 06, 2018

    Annapurna Base Camp and circuit trek

    I trekked the Annapurna Circuit and base camp with Gopal and Dream Heaven. I had a great time, as a solo hiker, it was great to not have to worry about anything and know that someone was looking out for me. It was also very cool to have someone informing me about the mountains and culture as we went along. Would definitely trek with Dream Heaven again!!

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