About Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a world-renowned trek that leads to the lap of the world's tenth highest mountain, Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m). An unforgettable venture, which begins from lush lowland and heads to tempting Annapurna Himalayas. With professional guidance and support from Outfitter Nepal Treks & Expedition, you will have the smooth and most memorable trek experience of your life!
Our 14 days trek to the base camp of Mount Annapurna begins with a short drive to Nayapul, the starting point of the trek. From here, the trail moves through lush green foothills and culturally rich villages. Colourful prayer flags, chortens, ancient artistic monasteries, and stupas add divine power to the surroundings and bless you for a successful journey. As the elevation increases the breath-taking landscape thrill you to the bone. Gurungs, Magars, and Thakalis are the main ethnic groups that reside in the villages. They practice Hinduism and Buddhism. The simple yet fulfilling life of the locals will not make you leave the place. Hundreds of years old culture and traditions passed by their ancestors are still in practice.
The most interesting thing about Mt. Annapurna is that it is the first mountain peak above 8,000 meters that have been climbed in Nepal. In 1950, a French team made history by climbing Mount Annapurna. The trek to its base camp offers thrilling views of Annapurna I (8,091 m), Annapurna II (7,937 m), Annapurna III (7,555 m), Annapurna IV (7,525 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), and several other mountains.
The Annapurna Trek offers non-stop natural diversity with captivating mountain views, Himalayan landscape, terraced fields of rhododendron and bamboo along with a wide range of flora and fauna. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek 14 Days goes along Annapurna Conservation Area, which is the habitat of numerous wildlife and vegetation. A variety of birds live in the sub-tropical forests while monkeys are the life of tropical forests.
Trek through the spectacular Himalayan terrain of the Annapurna Ranges, from ancient civilizations to majestic mountain panoramas. Pass through awe-inspiring glaciers, rest on the banks of pristine rivers, go through lush pastures, visit natural hot springs, and come across mule trains transporting supplies to remote settlements. Relax and rejuvenate in charming mountain teahouses while meeting friendly locals. The experience is completed with visits to Kathmandu and Pokhara, which provide insights into Nepali culture and customs.
We, Outfitter Nepal, have years of experience in organizing treks in the Himalayas of Nepal. Our trek package for the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) will let you have the most adventurous journey of your life. Join us on one of our ABC Trek departure dates for 2022, or contact us to customize an Annapurna Trek to suit your needs. Enjoy this thrilling, magnificent adventure with the assurance that our knowledgeable, experienced guides and porters will be there to assist you at every stage.
At Outfitter Nepal, we make every effort to achieve all of your trekking dreams. We look forward to aiding you in making lifelong experiences on your vacation, which can be customized.
Explaining everything about the region and its beauty in one package is not possible. Here are some of the top reasons, why you must choose your Base Camp Trek experience with us.
Panoramic Views of Himalayan Mountains
Our 14 days trek in the Annapurna Base camp offers you wonderful and jaw-dropping views of several Himalayan mountains like Annapurna Range (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), Tukuche Peak 96,920 m), Varaha Shikhar (7,847 m), etc.
Explore Culturally Rich Villages
Annapurna trek offers panoramic vistas of the world's tallest mountains, as well as a stunning glimpse into the culture, traditions, and rituals of the locals. This trek takes you through, unique landscapes and topography, gorges between the highest mountains, ever-flowing glacial rivers, and lakes, Himalayan flora and fauna, and traditional Nepali communities. We will see natural as well as Himalayan grandeur, face-to-face views of the world's tallest peak, and the local community with their great hospitality, culture, and tradition on our trek.
You will have the opportunity to get up and personal with nature. The Annapurna region is primarily inhabited by the Magars, Gurungs, and Sherpas. We can learn about their culture and traditions while trekking to the base camp. Trekking will be surrounded by tranquil vistas and stunning settings, as well as exquisite Gurung and Magar communities, along the journey. The trek to the base camp of the Annapurna Region is for mountaineers and those who appreciate the beauty of nature and culture.
Experience simple life at Ghorepani village
Ghorepani is a large village in Nepal's Annapurna mountain range. This village is one of Nepal's most famous trekking destinations. Ghorepani village, located at a height of around 2760 meters above sea level, offers spectacular views of Nepal's Himalayan panorama. Hill trekking is popular in Ghorepani. From Ghorepani, the most ideal hill for trekking is Poon Hill which is also one of the routes to the ABC. Poon Hill's highest point rises 3210 meters above sea level. From the pinnacle of Poon Hill, you can see the most spectacular sun rising over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayas.
The Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking path passes through this village. Home to a variety of birds, as well as the green hills and patchwork valleys, your eyes will be delighted by the oak forest. Almost every viewpoint offers a tantalizing glimpse. A trip to Poon Hill allows one to see the entire mountain ranges, as well as the red and pink rays of the Sun in full bloom during Sunset and Sunrise. Likewise, people from the Gurung and Magar communities reside here. You will get to interact with them and see their daily lifestyle.
Stunning Sunrise view from Poon Hill View Point
Poon Hill is one of the most famous viewpoints of the Annapurna region. Located just above Ghorepani Village, Trekkers usually walk up to Poon Hill for a short hike. To watch the sunrise, most trekkers leave the village of Ghorepani early in the morning to journey to Poon Hill. From here, you can see tempting sunrise and sunset along with the western Himalayan Mountains.
The views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri are breathtaking, and the hour-long hike up stone stairs through a rhododendron forest is worth it! On Poon Hill, especially during the peak hiking seasons of spring and autumn, it can get fairly busy. Expect to be surrounded by hundreds of other hikers as you take in the sights. On top of that, there's a coffee shop selling hot and cold drinks. The ABC and the tempting journey to Poon Hill are incredible, leaving you speechless!
Explore the Base Camp and gaze at the mighty Himalayas
The base camp of Mt Annapurna is situated at 4,130 meters. It is the base of the world's tenth highest mountain Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m). From here, you will get to see panoramic views of the Annapurna Range and several other mountains. Passing through several villages, lush forests, and farmlands, you will reach the base camp.
Relax in Hot Spring in Jhinu Danda
The trek to the base camp passes by Jhinu Dadha's natural Hot spring. Many trekkers use this route on their way back to Pokhara. Bathing in a natural hot spring can relieve all of your trek's stress and exhaustion.
Furthermore, it is thought that spring water has a specific healing power for mending pains and aches. The religious significance of hot springs cannot be overstated. As a result, it is stated that bathing in a hot spring cleanses the soul spiritually. However, you have to pay a few extra bucks.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Cost
The 14-day trek begins at US$ 750 per person for a group of 12. This is the cost of a standard package from Outfitter Nepal. If you have a group of more than 12 persons, we can adjust the package budget to fit your needs. Similarly, if you're a solo trekker or a small group of travellers, the cost of the trek to the base camp might range from US$ 850 to US$ 1100, depending on your budget. Please keep in mind that if you want to change the hotel or food services included in the overall standard pricing package, the trek cost will change.
Even during trekking in the Annapurna region, we can upgrade your accommodation options for you to a deluxe hotel room and tourist level accommodation with attached toilets for the deluxe and luxury plans.
Hence, the cost of a trekking package in the Annapurna region can vary depending on whether you want to personalize your accommodations or make modifications to the itinerary! To learn more about the services provided with the regular Trip cost for the ABC trek, read the cost including and excluding sections.
14 Days trek Itinerary to Annapurna Base Camp
The 14 days trek to the base camp offered by Outfitter Nepal is fully customizable and can be adjusted to meet your exact requirements. If you want to change the Base Camp itinerary to include fewer or more days, we can build a customized plan for you.
The standard package is 14 days long, but it can be customized to suit your needs! We can also arrange sightseeing tours before or after your trekking adventure. Please note that by adding more travel days, the length of the days in the itinerary package needs to be extended! If you want to visit additional tourist destinations such as Chitwan or stay in Kathmandu for a few days to explore the sights, the standard package's days must be extended from 14 to any number of days you choose!
If you want to extend your trip to Nepal, we recommend having a few days on hand! The cost varies depending on the modifications made to our standard 14-day Annapurna Trek package. Outfitter Nepal, on the other hand, ensures that you get the greatest value possible!
Know some things before you go on your trek to the Annapurna region.
When is the best time to go to the Annapurna Trek?
Spring from March, April and May and autumn from September to mid-December are quite favourable for trekking to the base camp. More so, October is regarded as the best month to go on a trek to the Base Camp! The weather is mostly stable, and the sky is clear which makes the views excellent. Plus, the moderate climate makes the journey more joyful in these months.
You can also do the trek in Monsoon (June to July) and winter (December to February) as well. However, there can be rainfall and slippery trails, and during monsoon season and the winder have cold weather and temperature.
If you want it to be quieter, you could travel in December. The trek is also conceivable in the winter. Dry air and clear skies provide the finest visibility, but it will be very cold and snowy throughout the winter. If you're planning a hike in December, make sure you're well-prepared with the right gear.
When travelling from Deurali to Machhapuchhre Base Camp starting in January, you must be cautious of avalanches. Avalanche danger exists throughout this route. Trekkers should exercise caution when trekking from Deurali to Machhapuchhre Base Camp, regardless of the time of year.
How difficult is trekking in the Annapurna Region?
The ABC trek is considered to be a moderate trek. The trail is comparatively easier than other treks in the region. As you gain elevation gradually, the risk of high altitude sickness is low. Still, if you see the symptoms of AMS, inform your guide immediately.
Talking about the trail, it has a good combination of tough and moderate paths. You have to walk for around 6 to 7 hours a day, therefore good stamina and health is required.
Also, do know that trekking in the Himalayas is always risky. The weather is unpredictable, and you can face extreme weather conditions. You have to prepare your mind for any situation beyond your control.
Trekking and hiking through the Mountain imply that an experience may await you at every turn. For adventure travellers and hikers, the ABC trek is also a very daring and fascinating route, with increasing difficulties and challenges till we reach our target.
What is the Food & Accommodation service during the trekking in the Annapurna Region?
During Annapurna Base Camp Trek 14 days, you will stay overnight at a basic lodge or teahouse on the trek and have stayed at 3-star hotels in Kathmandu & Pokhara. In the Annapurna Region, you will be accommodated in tourist-friendly hotels and lodges. We can also find you a luxury hotel and teahouse that fits your budget.
Apart from modest hotel and lodge accommodations, the trek route also has luxury and deluxe hotels and lodges. The lodge offers amenities such as comfortable beds with pillows, electric blankets, hot and cold showers, free Wi-Fi, and more.
Dal Bhat, a Nepalese dish, provides enough carbs and protein for your body. Your body will get enough protein from the lentils, beans, and pulses soup. Seasonal vegetables will also be served in the guest’s home, providing additional necessary nutrients for your body.
If you give them a chance, you can try other menu items such as Momo (Dumplings), locally grown Barley, Buckwheat, Millet, and Corn Roti (Bread), noodles, sandwiches, bakery items, tea, coffee, and many more. Buckwheat, millet, and barley are high in fibre and nutritionally dense grains. Noodles, spaghetti, macaroni, pizza, lasagna, different curry, and fried rice are just a few examples of foods that may be made with basic preparation.
Ways to reach to the base camp following different trekking routes
You can reach the base camp by two or three different paths. Many other itineraries can be devised from this. All routes meet at Chhomrong and travel in the same direction to the base camp.
The trail can take a direct route to the ABC, a diversion to Ghorepani Poon Hill, a lesser detour to Ghandruk, or both. You have the option of stopping at different communities on your way up and back. Taking alternative routes, of course, causes a 3-4 day difference.
Can you do the trekking in the Annapurna Region without any hassle?
The trek to the base camp is rated moderately difficult. So, even if you have no prior experience, any fit person can undertake this expedition. We also urge that if you are trekking for more than a week, you do some physical training beforehand, such as running, swimming, and climbing. Likewise, you should know what to expect and mentally prepare yourself for it. Then you can do it as long as you dare to!
What kinds of gears do you need for trekking in the Annapurna Region?
One of the most crucial considerations is what to bring for the ABC Trek. It can be difficult to get around if you don't have the right equipment.
Here's a rough idea of what you'll need for your trek but in a detailed equipment list, you may find in the link of our equipment icon.
- Trekking Boots
- Few pairs of undergarments
- High quality down jacket and pant
- Thermal wears
- T-shirts and trousers
- Trekking pole
- A pair of gloves
- Woollen hat
- Energy bars
Are any permits needed for ABC Trek?
If you're going to the Annapurna base camp, you'll need two trekking permits in particular. The Annapurna Conservation Area Project Card is the first (ACAP card). Citizens of SAARC countries pay roughly US$ 2 (NRs 250) for the permit, while non-SAARC nationals pay US$ 20.
The Trekkers Information Management System Card is another permit required for the trek (TIMS card). If you are a solo Trekker, this card will cost you around US$ 20 (around NRs 2200) and if you are a Group Trekker, it will cost you around US$ 10 (roughly NRs 1200).