Annapurna Base Camp Trek

One of the most popular treks in Nepal, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, better known as the ABC Trek,  draws quite a crowd. Taking off from the enchanting Pokhara Valley, the trek takes you through some amazing landscapes, rhododendron forests, lush bamboo groves, and terraced hillsides right up to the pristine high mountains.

ABC trekking

The Base Camp lying at the foot of the Annapurna massif is reached after traversing through a rapidly changing landscape as you climb higher and higher from the rich green valley shrouded in seasonal vegetation to the arid landscape of the high mountains. The Annapurna Sanctuary is a gigantic amphitheatre facing giant peaks in proximity.  4,130 m above sea level, the sanctuary enjoys a spectacular 360 view of 13 peaks that make up the Annapurna massif. This is the highlight of the trek. But even from Day One of the trek, the great peaks, Machapuchare (6,993m), the Annapurna III (7,555m), the Annapurna II (7,937m) and the Annapurna IV (7,525m) keep coming into view, building up excitement as the trek progresses.

Along the way are the hot springs at Jhinu Danda, delightful little Gurung villages embraced by terraced hillsides, hidden trails in the heart of a gigantic bamboo plantation and a forest of rhododendrons. This trek offers all the pleasures one can derive from a walk in the Nepalese Himalayas.
- The Annapurna Sanctuary at 4130 m.
- Trekking from the low paddy fields to the heart of the Himalayan glaciers.
- An approach to the very high mountain in just 14 days.
- Homestay overnight in Luwang, an authentic Gurung village.




  • Level of Trek: Moderate
  • Best Period: April - May & October - December
  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Number of walking days: 9
  • Highest Altitude: 4130 Meters
  • Flights: In option
  • Accomodation: Hotel in Kathmandu & Lodge/Homestay during trek
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Transfer to hotel
- Accommodation: Hotel Holy Himalaya in BB or similar
- Self meal

Visit the Pashupatinath temple, the Bodhnath stupa and the imperial city of Patan.
- Accommodation: Hotel Holy Himalaya in BB or similar
- Self meal

Departure for Pokhara. The road runs through the hilly region separating the Terai jungle from the Himalayan range. About 8 hours drive in total to Khoramukh (1000 m). From the bridge, a short rural walk with a slightly steep climb via flights of stairs to reach the beautiful Luwang village (1460 m) specializes in tea cultivation. Beautiful view of the valley and surrounding villages.  Paranomic view of Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhare, and Annapurna III. Reception and overnight stay with locals.
- Ascent: 460 meters
- Walking duration: 1h30
- Accommodation: Homestay
From Luwang, a significant climb into the rhododendron forests, we may see some wild animals, notably deer and many birds. Lunch at Deurali (2100 m) then sometimes a steep descent via a small path to the village of Landruk. Dinner and overnight in Landruk (1700 m)
- Ascent: 1150 meters
- Desent: 900 meters
- Walking duration: 5h30
- Accommodation: Lodge.

We cross the Modi Khola on a suspension bridge. Lunch at Jhinu Danda (1780 m) after a steep climb of half an hour. Relaxing afternoon in the hot springs. Overnight at Jhinu Danda.
- Ascent: 500 meters
- Descent: 300 meters
- Walking duration: 3-4h
- Accommodation: Lodge.

We start the day with a steep climb to Chomrong (2170 m). The descent then the final climb in the cultivated terraces to Sinuwa (2360 m) where we will have lunch. We pass through a beautiful tropical forest and arrive in the bamboo grove at Bamboo Lodge.
- Ascent: 1000 meters
- Descent: 500 meters
- Walking duration: 6h
- Accommodation: Lodge.
In the morning, we cross a beautiful Rhododendron forest before reaching Deurali.
- Ascent: 900 meters
- Walking duration: 4h
- Accommodation: Lodge.
We start the morning with a gradual climb to Machhapuchhare Base Camp, where we take a lunch break. Last uphill to reach the Annapurna Sanctuary (4130 m). Unforgettable 360° view of 13 peaks of the Annapurna massif.
- Ascent: 930 meters
- Walking hours: 4h
- Accommodation: Lodge
In the morning, splendid sunrise over the Sanctuary. Long descent to Bamboo (2325 m).
- Descent: 1800 meters
- Walking duration: 6 hours
- Accommodation: Lodge
We walk about 4 hours to reach Chomrong, a beautiful Gurung village that faces Annapurna South and Machhapuchhare.
- Ascent: 500 meters
- Descent: 700 meters
- Walking duration: 4h
- Accommodation: Lodge
Ghandruk is a very beautiful Gurung village with rich dry stone houses. Superb view of Annapurna and Machhapuchhare.
- Ascent: 200 meters
- Descent: 350 meters
- Walking duration: 4h30
- Accommodation: Lodge
We will take a jeep until at least Birethanti (1100 m) to join the road then transfer by vehicle to Pokhara. Free and relaxing afternoon in Pokhara.
- Accommodation: Night at the Batika Hotel in BB
- Self dinner

Drive back to Kathmandu
- Accommodation: Hotel Holy Himalaya in BB or similar
- Self meal

*Option to fly Pokhara - Kathmandu on request.

Free time in the morning. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for an international flight.


- In Kathmandu, we use hotels of good category *** well located in the centre of Kathmandu.
- The stay in Kathmandu is always done in B&B to give you your choice of restaurants that offer you traditional and continental cuisine according to your choices.
- During the trek, you will be in full board and accommodation according to the itinerary.

What's included

- All the transfers in private vehicle according to program 
- 3 nights at Hotel Holy Himalaya or similar in Kathmandu on BB
- 1 night at Hotel Lake Side Retreat or similar in Kathmandou on BB
- Trek in Lodge full board
- English speaking guide for trekking
- A day of guided tours in Kathmandu with vehicle
- Trekking staff : Assistants from 4 pax & 1 porter for 2 pax
- Porterage luggage 13 kg maximum per person during trek
- Trekking ACAP & TIMS
- Staff Insurance

What's not included

- Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara
- Entrance fees to sites during visits
- Nepal Visa on arrival (30$ + photo)
- International flights
- Insurance paper Compulsory
- Tips, personal equipments and expences, drinks, sleeping bag, hot showers and battery charge during trek...


>> Single room in Pokhara & Kathmandu (4 nights) : 115 US$

>> Option in comfort: Flight Pokhara - Kathmandu: 115 US$

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