Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 10 Days

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Trip Facts
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Max. Altitude 4,130 m
  • Trip Style Adventure
  • Trip Type Solo or Group
  • Best Time All season


  • Take a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Explore western Himalayan foothills
  • Trek through dense forests and beautiful villages
  • Enjoy breaking mountain sceneries throughout the trek
  • Come across a range of flora and fauna
  • Chit chat with friendly locals and get to see their daily lifestyle
  • Unwind into the woods of the Annapurna region and reach the Annapurna Base Camp
  • Beginner-friendly trek with adventurous trekking route and lifetime experience

"Explore the western Himalayan foothills and beautiful remote villages on our short Annapurna Base Camp Trek for 10 days. Unwind and enjoy breathtaking mountain panorama"

As per the trekkers, one of the most famous and adventurous treks in the Himalayas is the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. We have a 10 days long itinerary that explores the Annapurna Sanctuary, home to hundreds of flora and fauna. The trail winds through the remote villages resided by locals from different communities and lush forests of rhododendron. 

Annapurna Base Camp Trek 10 days takes you to the lap of one of the deadliest eight-thousander mountains to climb, Mt. Annapurna. It is also the tenth highest mountain in the world. Also popularly known as the Annapurna Sanctuary trek, this is perfect for beginner trekkers. 

We have designed a short Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary for travellers looking for a short getaway in the Himalayas. The trek is remarkable. It lets you escape from the bustle of modern life into the woods amidst towering snowy mountains. You learn to live a simple life and get to have a peek into the lifestyle & culture of the locals. 

Mountain Views

Situated at 4,130 metres, Annapurna Base Camp offers a stunning mountain panorama. You spend the night at the base camp, unlike the famous Everest Base Camp Trek. The views during the trek are breathtaking. 

You get to witness excellent views of the lush green hills and valleys. The entire trekking route is decorated with mountains and peaks. Some of the mountains you witness during the Annapurna Base Camp trekking are Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Fishtail (6,993 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), etc. 

Annapurna Base Camp Trek route

Our Annapurna Base Camp Trek 10 days begins with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. From Pokhara, we drive to Nayapul and ascend to Ghandruk. In Ghandruk, we spend our first night. The trail then ascends via lush forests to Sinuwa. 

The trail then passes by Kuldi Ghar and steeply ascends through the dense forest of bamboo to Deurali. From here onwards, we continue trekking on an uphill route to Annapurna Base Camp, which passes by Machhapuchhre Base Camp. 

The next day, we’ll retrace our path to Sinuwa and drop down to Kyumi. A short drive from here takes us to Pokhara, and we drive back to Kathmandu the following day.


Trek to Annapurna Base Camp is moderate. The terrain is forested and rough. There are many ascents and descents along the way. The trekkers need to walk 6 to 7 hours a day on average. 

There are a few steep and rocky parts too. Overall, the trail is not challenging in terms of technical climbing but requires good fitness and stamina. No previous trekking is needed for Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Altitude Sickness

The highest point we touch during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the base camp itself. As the trail ascends above 4,000 metres, there is a risk of altitude sickness. 

Our Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary is designed maintaining under 500 metres ascent every day. You do not have to worry about altitude sickness while trekking with us. 

If you follow some precautions like keeping yourself hydrated and not consuming alcoholic drinks or smoking, then you can avoid altitude sickness during the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking. 


To prepare for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, all you have to do is work on your walking hours and stamina. If possible, we recommend you go on a few hikes before the trek begins. 

You can do cardio activities like swimming, running, jogging, cycling, etc to increase your stamina. Other than physical preparation, you also have to prepare your mind to deal with limited facilities while trekking and break in your new shoes. 


To book Annapurna Base Camp Trek 2022 or Annapurna Base Camp Trek 2023 spring/autumn, you can send us your booking request through our site. Click on the book button on the package and complete the process. It's quite easy and takes only a few minutes. 

For any query or assistance, you can contact us here. We do not have any hidden charges, and our policy is transparent. You get the best service and Annapurna Base Camp Trek package cost with us. 

Also, check out these beginner-friendly trekking packages - Langtang Valley Trek, Everest View Trek, Jomsom Muktinath Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, and EBC Luxury trek. 

Trip Itinerary

It is our regular itinerary if you are looking for a personalized or planning an offline trip. Please, feel free to share our travel experts.

  • Day 1:Arrive in Kathmandu
  • Day 2:Drive to Pokhara
  • Day 3:Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk
  • Day 4:Trek to Sinuwa
  • Day 5:Trek to Deurali
  • Day 6:Trek to Annapurna Base Camp
  • Day 7:Trek to Bamboo
  • Day 8:Bamboo to Jhinu (Hot Spring)
  • Day 9:Trek To Kyumi and drive to Pokhara
  • Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu
  • Day 11:Departure

We meet you and welcome you at the airport. Our team will escort you to the hotel. There will be a short meeting, and you can rest for the remaining day. We organize a welcome dinner on your arrival day, in the late evening, so see you there. You can end the day by exploring the lively streets of Thamel.


Overnight in the hotel

Meals: Welcome dinner

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsWelcome Dinner

After having an early breakfast, you meet with the guide and other crew members in your hotel lobby. Today, we drive to Pokhara, the beautiful city of lakes. The drive will be fantastic and offer superb landscapes. 

We can see lush green hills, waterfalls, rivers, and terraced fields with the mountains in the distance. In Pokhara, we drop you at the hotel. Go for an evening walk around the peaceful Phewa Lake.



  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast & Lunch


After having breakfast, we drive to Nayapul. From here, porters join us, and we begin trekking towards Ghandruk. The trail goes through lush forests. We gradually ascend, enjoying the tempting sceneries, and reach Ghandruk village for the night's stay. 


Overnight in the teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Max. Altitude1,940 m


Duration: 6-7 hours

From Ghandruk village, we ascend for an hour to Ghandrukkot. From here, it's a downhill path to Kimron Khola. It's a gentle walk for another one hour, and we again begin walking on an uphill route to Chhomrong village. On the way, we can see Annapurna South and Mt. Fishtail views. The trail from Chhomrong descends to Chhomrong Khola and ascends to Sinuwa. 



  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Max. Altitude2,310 m


We continue trekking and reach Kuldi Ghar from Sinuwa after walking for 2.5 to 3 hours. The trail goes through lush forests and steeply descends to the bank of rock. We then pass by dense bamboo forests and walk along the west side of the river. The trail then passes by Tomo and a shrine before ascending towards Deurali. 



  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Max. Altitude3,150 m


Duration: 5 hours

We begin walking early and pass by Machhapuchhre Base Camp. From here, we walk for another two hours to reach Annapurna Base Camp. The route is very scenic today. We get to see a range of snow-capped mountains all around us, dominating the sky. Upon reaching ABC, we explore its surrounding area and enjoy the views. 

  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Max. Altitude4,210 m

Duration: 6-7 hours

Today, we follow the same trail back to Bamboo . We descend through lush forests and small settlement areas. The trail offers a fantastic mountain panorama. 

  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Max. Altitude2,310 m

6 hours

Today is the last day of actual trekking. After breakfast, we now descend to the Chhomrong then hike to Jhinudanda (Hot spring) where we can relax in a hot tub which is also considered as an Ayurvedic medicide for many of the skin related diseases.

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Max. Altitude1780

Duration: 3-4 hours trek & 1-hour drive

It is our last day of the trek. Walking through the forested path, we descend to Kyumi. On the way, we cross suspension bridges and go through remote villages. From Kyumi, we hop on a public vehicle and drive to Pokhara. The drive will be short. We have more than half a free day in Pokhara. Take a rest and visit the tourist sites if you wish.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast & Lunch

Duration: 6-7 hours

Time to drive back to Kathmandu. The drive will be comfortable and lovely. It's your last day in Kathmandu. Feel free to explore the local market and visit tourist sites. Do shopping and get ready to leave the next day. Meet us in the late evening to have farewell dinner.

  • AccommodationDeparture
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & farewell dinner

Our airport representative will assist you in checking out of the hotel. He will take you to the international airport in a private vehicle as per your flight departure time. We say a final goodbye to each other today.

    It is our regular itinerary if you are looking for a personalized or planning an offline trip. Please, feel free to share our travel experts.

    Trip Map

    Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 10 Days map

    Cost Details

    • Airport pick up and drop by private tourist vehicle.
    • local SIM card with internet and balance.
    • 3-4 star hotel in Kathmandu stay.
    • Fully guided Sightseeing in Kathmandu and nearby cities on private vehicle.
    • Government licensed Englsh speaking local Guide with porters.
    • Dinner at local restaurant with cultural show.
    • All food (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) in trekking 
    • Tea/ coffee and other local non-alcoholic drinks in trekking.
    • Tea house/lodge accommodation.
    • All land transportation (private vehicles)
    • TIMS (Trekking information Management System) card.
    • All require national park and entry Permit.
    • Duffel/kit bag, sleeping bag, down Jacket, hat .
    • All food, drinks, Lodge, salary, Insurance, medical equipments, for guide and porters.
    • International flight tickets.
    • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 50 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 120. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
    • Any bar bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water, and cold drinks), cigarettes, client’s personal insurance, any kind of unforeseen expenses.
    • Travel insurance (should include high altitude resuce in an emergency)
    • Tips for Guide and Porter (Tips are not compulsory but expected).
    • Personal treeking gear.

    Essential Info

    Annapurna Base Camp trek best time

    Annapurna Base Camp Trek's best time is spring, from March to April and autumn from October to November. You can trek in these months without any issues because it's peak trekking season. Many trekkers trek to Annapurna Base Camp, so the trail is bustling. 

    As the weather is stable and the climate is moderate, trekking in these seasons is perfect. The chance of precipitation is low, and the sky is clear, making the views clear & stunning. The temperature ranges from 5 degrees Celsius to 18 degrees Celsius.

    Winter trekking to ABC is challenging because of heavy snowfall and temperatures below zero degrees Celsius. The trail has avalanche risk as well. Trekking in early December is still fine. 

    Annapurna Base Camp Trek accommodation

    You stay overnight in tea houses during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The tea houses are the common accommodation option on the ABC trek route. We reserve the rooms in advance because in the peak trekking seasons, the tea houses get booked. 

    The rooms are small in size but provide a clean blanket & pillow. Every room has mostly double beds, so you can share with a fellow trekker. Some places may have attached washrooms, but generally, the toilets are common. 


    Apart from welcome & farewell dinners, you get breakfast and bed in Kathmandu and Pokhara. During the trek, you get breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We have our meals in the tea houses along the trekking route. 

    The menu ranges from dal bhat tarkari to momo, noodles, pasta, and steak. You can get a variety of curries and veggies to have with roti or rice as well. Likewise, there are soup, porridge, sandwiches, eggs, etc available on the menu.

    Drinking water is available too on the trek. Buying bottled drinking water every time will cost you a lot of money and is also not good for the environment. Therefore, we recommend you carry a reusable water bottle and refill it in the teahouses. You can get free boiled drinking water in the teahouses. 

     Group/private joining

    Whether you are trekking with your group or solo, you can join us for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking. For solo trekkers, we include you in one of the groups. If you are not comfortable trekking with other unknown trekkers, you also have the option to do a private trek. 

    A private trek will let you customise the Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary and departure date as per your wish. Depending upon the services you choose, there can be a change in the package cost. For the best price, we recommend trekking in a group. 

    Child Policy

    Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a kid-friendly trek. You do not have to worry about your kid getting altitude sickness or getting injured on the trail because our expert crew members will make sure everyone is fine while trekking. With that being said, your kid's stamina and health also matter a lot. 

    For further in detail information regarding our child policy for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, we request you get in touch with us. 

    Travel Insurance

    You can trek with or without travel insurance to Annapurna Base Camp. Trekking with travel insurance, of course, gives you a sense of relief and lets you trek without any worries. At the same time, if you are confident about your health and the hurdles the journey poses, you can trek without travel insurance. 

    If you ask for our best advice, then we recommend getting travel insurance that covers emergency air evacuation and medical bills to be on the safe side. You cannot get travel insurance in Nepal, so take it out in your country. 


    • Q1. How long is Annapurna Base Camp trek?

      Annapurna Base Camp Trek is around 7 to 14 days long. As per your time availability, you can do a short Annapurna Base Camp Trek or combine Ghorepani and Poon Hill in the itinerary as well. 

    • If we take the elevation, terrain, and remoteness of the region into consideration, then the Everest base camp trek is slightly harder than the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. But this doesn't mean Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is any easy. This trek also has its challenges and demands 5 to 6 hours of daily walking. 


    • The best time to trek to Annapurna Base Camp is autumn. Late September to November is the ideal month for trekking in the Annapurna region because the trail is dust-free thanks to post-monsoon. 

      The air is fresh, and the route is breezy. There's a slight hint of chillness in the air along with the divine aroma of festivity as autumn welcomes some of the biggest festivals celebrated in Nepal. 

    • Climbing Mt. Annapurna is one of the deadliest mountains in the world. However, Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the safest treks in the Himalayas. The trail has no risk apart from rare unstable weather. You will be trekking with an experienced guide, so you do not have to worry about anything. 

    • Annapurna Base Camp is located in the Annapurna Sanctuary at an elevation of 4,130 metres from the sea level in the western Himalayas of Nepal. 

    • The Annapurna Base Camp Trekking route is graded moderate by the travellers. It means the trek is not hard in terms of technical and vertical climbing. However, the trekkers have to be fit to walk long hours and endure the lack of modern services. 


    • No, you cannot see Mt. Everest from Annapurna base camp. Annapurna Base Camp Trek explores the western Himalayas, whereas Mt. Everest is situated in the eastern Himalayas. However, you get to see Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and many other stunning mountain views on Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

    • Yes, Annapurna Base Camp Trek is open for all the trekkers around the globe. You can do this trek without being quarantined upon your arrival in Nepal.   


    • Annapurna base camp is approximately 67 kilometres long.

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