Annapurna Base Camp Trek offers a comprehensive exploration of the most striking region in the 50 km Annapurna Range. The trail sports amazing views of Annapurna (8091m), Gangapurna (7454m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), Lamjung (6983m), Hiunchuli (6441m) and Fang (7647m) among other peaks. This trekking package is designed to assist acclimatization with reasonable daily altitude increases. Apart from the scenery, the numerous Gurung and Magar villages also provide a chance to experience their unique culture.
After an exploration day in Kathmandu, fly along the Himalayan Range to the lake city of Pokhara beneath the Annapurnas. Spend an afternoon exploring the city and walking along the lake shore.
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek begins with a short drive to Nayapul. The trail, through oak, rhododendron and bamboo forests, step by step ascends the glacial Modi Khola Valley which carries melt water from the circle of peaks above. You will have the opportunity to explore the biodiversity of the Annapurna region, including Himalayan wildlife such as Musk Deer, Rhesus and Langur Monkeys, Leopard, Bear and much more. Friendly villages on terraced slopes high above the river will welcome you, including the famed Gurung village of Ghandruk, home to the Ghandruk Cultural Museum.
The climax is reached in the amazing Annapurna Sanctuary amphitheatre where the Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail) BC, is followed by the Annapurna Base Camp (4 130m/13 550ft). Here you are Surrounded by a huge wall of rock and ice rising 4 000m/13 100ft above the hotels on the glacial moraine. The scene at sunrise is breathtaking.
The descending trip requires only 3 nights. On the return trek, the trail passes through Jhinu, whose natural hot springs will be a welcome rejuvenating experience. Then a short trek to Dhampus Phedi for the drive back to your hotel: and a comforting afternoon in Pokhara. The drive back to Kathmandu introduces you to the scenic Middle Hill farming and forestry lands south of the Himalayan range.Explore our Annapurna Sunrise Trek for the sunset and sunrise views.
The best times of the year to perform the Annapurna Base Camp Trek are during spring (March to May) and autumn (last week in September to mid-December) seasons. During these periods, the weather remains stable and the mountain views are good leading to the best experience. In monsoon, the weather can be unpredictable and the rain can make the trails slippery and perilous. Winter trekking might not be suitable for everyone due to the harshly cold temperatures. However, the trek does provide some amazing views and extra snow and enjoyment to anyone capable of performing it in winter.
This 12 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a moderate difficulty trek that takes you up to altitudes of 4130m (ABC). You will be trekking over steep hills and semi rocky terrain for most of the trek. While previous trekking experience is not a necessity, it will certainly make the trek easier. We recommended this trek for people with at least decent physical fitness and stamina. Altitude sickness is generally not an issue due to most of the trail lying at fairly low altitudes.
NRS. 3000 ($30) per person
NRS. 1000 ($10) for organized trekkers
NRS. 2000 ($20) for independent trekkers
After completing passport, immigration and visa requirements, we will meet you outside the terminal building (look for your name board) and transfer you to your hotel: afternoon free. Evening: a welcome dinner, introduction to your guide and a briefing on the trek with a check on necessities. Overnight at hotel.
Take a day tour to five of the Kathmandu Valley’s cultural world heritage sites: Swayambhunath, the famed “monkey temple;” the city’s historical Durbar Square with ancient temples, unique art, architecture, and the chance to see the Kumari (living goddess); Patan’s Durbar Square; the Hindu temple Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath, the world’s largest stupa.
A car and driver will take you to each site-entrance and wait for you. (Entry tickets and lunch are not included.)
After breakfast, transfer to the Domestic Airport for the short flight along the Himalayan Range to Pokhara. Transfer to your hotel, morning free. Afternoon City Tour including: Devi’s waterfall and Shiva’s Cave. Evening cruise on tranquil Lake Phewa. Overnight in Pokhara.
From your hotel, we drive north through farmland and forest to the trail head at Nayapul. Trek to the prosperous riverside village of Birethanti (1 000m) at the confluence of the Bhurungdi and Modi Kholas. Then follow the Modi Khola Valley (carrying the melt waters from the Annapurna Sanctuary glaciers to the Ganges).
Walk through terraced rice paddies to Sauli Bazaar (1 140m) before crossing the river and ascending; with great views of Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail), Hiunchuli and Annapurna South ahead. Staircases then bypass a landslide and continue up to the Gurung village of Ghandruk. It is worth exploring this prosperous village and visiting its museums. Overnight in Ghandruk
The trail heads north of the village on an out trail past pastures to a ridge, before downhill into a green valley and a suspension bridge over the Kimrong Khola (1 600m). After lunch, the trail climbs out of the valley all the way through stands of oak and rhododendron forest, zigzag approximately the hillsides to wealthy Chhomrong: and closer views of the huge peaks above.Overnight in Chhomrong.
A broad stone staircase drops through the village and down to cross the Chhomrong Khola (1 900m) before ascending through forest to the charming village of Sinuwa (2 340m), for lunch.
Climb through rhododendron forest and enter the upper Modi Khola Valley. Then descend stairs into a dense forest of bamboo: and the hamlet of Bamboo (2 310m). Beyond, climb the side of the canyon, passing several avalanche chutes, through uninhabited forest to Dobhan. A further 30 min climb leads to the hamlet of Himalaya Hotel. Overnight in Himalaya Hotel.
With increasing altitude, forest gives way to alpine grasses and busses. Discover the cave at Hinku (3 100m) before crossing a narrow valley and avalanche tracks to Deorali (3 140m).
The geology of the canyon’s side walls is fascinating. Views into the sacred Sanctuary step by step come into view as the trail approaches a ridge and rises to MBC, for lunch.
A further two hours, slow, walk up grassy slopes leads to the ABC hotels built on Annapurna South’s glacial moraine: some 4 000m/13 100ft beneath the peaks that crown the close ice walls. Overnight in Base Camp.
Before dawn walk to the border of the glacier for memorable views and photo opportunities. The ring of peaks, clockwise from Hiunchuli, include Annapurna South, the huge ice wall topped by Annapurna I (8 097m/26 566ft) and Singu Chuli (Fluted Peak) Tent Peak (Tharpu Chuli) very tall above you round to Annapurna III, Gangapurna and Machhapuchhare. Listen to the glacier grinding below you, in its U-shaped valley.
After breakfast, repeat your steps down to Bamboo short ascending to Sinuwa for a more comfortable relaxing night. Overnight in Sinuwa.
Descend to the Chhomrong Khola before climbing the set of steps back to Chhomrong. Continue to the hamlet of Taglung then drop steeply on a side path to Jhinu Danda for lunch and a possible dip in the hot springs at the river bank below the village. After hot spring come up to the village Descend to cross the Modi Khola at New Bridge and climb steeply up to Landruk, with good views waterfall green forest and Mountain . Overnight in Landruk. Overnight at Lodge in Landruk
The Trail passes scrubs & scattered tress the village of Tolka (1 790m). A steep and beautiful two hour way up then leads to Deorali (2 100m). This hilltop village Deurali looks backside towards the high peaks with an absolute view of the Dhaulagiri I (8 167m/26 796ft, highest peak in western Nepal) and all the Annapurnas. Manaslus. It also offers views over the Pokhara Valley and Phewa Lake to the south.
The trail descends along a red-earth path (that is lethal when wet) to Pothana (1 990m) and on to the huge village of Dhampus (1 700m). A further short descending walk leads to Dhampus Phedi (1 130m) and the Pokhara-Baglung Highway: for the drive to Pokhara and your hotel. Consider a visit to the Mountain Museum. Overnight in Pokhara.
After breakfast, drive to Kathmandu along the Prithvi Raimarg which offers fascinating glimpses of rural Nepal as you pass through Middle Hill scenery and along major rivers such as the Trisuli Nadi, which rises in Tibet north east of Kathmandu. The route passes through the lower Gorkha region (beneath Manaslu). Overnight in Kathmandu
Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight to your next destination.
I have an amazing and perfect 9 days ABC trekking trip with my 2 friends and Guide Ganesh, porter Ram and Bhoj. I am so blessed and lucky to choose the right company and having a great team which made my Nepal’s trip unforgettable.
Ganesh is so friendly and always taking good care of us, also the porter Ram and Bhoj, we are like family throughout the 9days, we call each other “dede”(Sister) and “vai/ dai”(brother). We are so satisfied of their services, Ganesh never left us behind, always manage the time well and stay behind us.
He is so knowledgeable as well, knowing the place well and knowing how much up hill and down hill we need to go! On the way to MBC and ABC, it was super slippery due to the snowing the day before, I didn’t have crampons with me, so it was difficult, But Ram gave me the socks to put it on my shoes to make it better! I really miss the time when we were in the mountain, playing card, laughing, chatting, taking good care of each other like we are family!
They made our trekking trip a lot easier because we trust them in full and it wouldn’t be the same without them, Thank you! See you guys next time in EBC hopefully!! I highly recommend everyone just book here, Prem the owner will customize your need and budget and he always has a quick response! It is not only about completed a trek for me but during the 9 days trek, we have built a strong relationship with them like family and we have already missed them after finished the trip.
25th Apr, 2022
Great service while booking and during trek with Prem (owner) and Ganesh (our guide) as well as the porters that helped lug our stuff up to ABC. Prem was quick to respond to all my questions before we booked as well as all the time leading up to the trek (3 months from booking to the trek). Our Pokhara flight was cancelled and he quickly arranged car transport for the 4 of us to return to Kathmandu. Helpful, professional and personal service that went above and beyond. Would use Landmark next trek!
25th Apr, 2022
Was my 4th times to do Mountain Trekking with Prem Panta (the Owner of “Landmark Discovery Treks” and the professional Trekking Leader). This time I went with 9 friends from both Hong Kong and US. As usual, the overall arrangements, including lodging, meals, porter-support, local transportation and air-flights (between Kathmandu and Pokhara) were EXCELLENT. Depending on your first day trekking speed + weather forecast, Prem could planned ahead of the following days’ wake-up time, length of morning + afternoon trekking periods and the most relaxing lunch breaks. Watching the snowing mountain range, listening to the fast running water sound and breathing the fresh cool air under the blue sky. Whoever wants to “unplug” yourself and release all the working/living pressure, do plan to do a mountain trekking in Nepal. Highly recommend to contact “Landmark Discovery” whom offer excellent Price and Services to satisfy your trekking expectations and a good story that you can be proud of forever.
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Friendly Reminder : Is risky trekking in high altitude without a local leader support.
25th Apr, 2022
I had finished three wonderful holidays in Everest Base Camp (ABC) Trek, Poon Hill Trek and Lang Tang Trek with my Friends from Hong Kong and Mainland China for the past few years. All the trips were organized by an experienced guide leader, Prem Panta. Nepal is a great country for trekking; the culture and scenery are splendid. During our trekking in Nepal, we had very good scenery of high mountains, beautiful ethnic lowland villages and terraces. The trekking offered many magnificent Himalayan mountain views.
Prem and his team members were well trained in all aspects of trekking. They looked after us well, from picking us up from the airport, arranging sight-seeing in Kathmandu and our trekking needs, ending up being good friends. They provided an excellent quality of trekking and travel services to us. These high standards were reflected in their skill, support and professionalism as well as the good quality of accommodations, transportation, and food in our tour. We express our massive thanks to Prem of Landmark Discovery Treks and his team and look forward to seeing Prem again in 2016 Summer for the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trekking."
尼泊尔是一个理想徒步旅行的的国家，灿烂的文化和绮丽的风景。我和香港及北京朋友在Everest Base Camp (ABC), Poon Hilland Lang Tang地区徒步旅行期间，能观赏雄伟的雪山, 高山; 美丽的民族村庄和梯田。更能饱览许多壮丽的喜马拉雅山脉的风光，
Prem 和他的团队成员训练有素，在徒步的各个方面。他们从机场接送，加德满观光安排，和我们在徒步旅行需求均照顾周到，最后大家成门很好的朋友。他们提供了一个优良的品质服务给我们的徒步旅游。这些高标准，反映在他们的技能，服务态度， 敬业精神以及良好的住宿质量和妥善的食物及交通安排。
我们深深感谢Landmark Discovery Treks 和他的团队，并期待着在2016夏季Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) 徒步再次见面.
25th Apr, 2022
We went to ABC with a wonderful guide Ganesh and porter Ram.
The tour that Landmark Discovery offered was very reasonable even all inclusive(high-quality equipment for trekking such as a jacket, a sleeping bag, and a climbing stick, full meal during trekking and full accommodation during a stay in Nepal).
It was an awesome experience. Our guide Ganesh always took care of our health and our safe during trekking. He was a very experienced guide, he kept his best to make our experience better.
I would highly recommend Prem and his company, Landmark Discovery Treks, and our guide Ganesh if you are planning any trek in Nepal. Landmark Discovery Trek will tailor a trek according to your needs.
I will definitely go back there and will fully rely on Landmark Discovery Trek
25th Apr, 2022
Trekking to Annapurna Basecamp with Landmark Discovery Treks was a great experience. Our guide, Badri was helpful and welcome us well since our first day of arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal. During the trekking days, they had served us well by providing us good meals, water, accomodation and warm blankets. I had problem with my left knee near the end of our expedition, Badri was patience waiting for me and willingly carried my backpack to ease my movement. Because of that, Badri had showed his concern by arranging us an earlier transportation back to Nayapul from some where after Chomrong. There was a porter with us too, who was also helpful and strong.
25th Apr, 2022
I know Landmark Discovery Treks in my previous trip in October 2013 when we hired them as our trekking organizer to ABC. We had 14 people, 1 guide and 7 porters in our group. I was impressed by our tour guide Shiva because one of my friend had knee pain and cannot walked fast, Shiva followed her side by side all the way during the entire journey without any pushing even some of the days we walked after sunset. One of my friend got behind the trek and lost in the first day, Shiva was searching him at night with torchlight until he found him. Shiva is a quiet person but he is very humble, patient and caring. We have a wonderful and memorable trip and this is the reason I chose them again in 2016 for my second trekking trip to Upper Mustang.
25th Apr, 2022
Me and my fd joined the 12days abc trekking trip in October my guide Badri Pant gave us a prefect arrangement n excellent trekking experience I even have, thx
25th Apr, 2022
Want to wake up surrounded 360 degree by majestic snow mountains? Want to see how the morning sunlight paints the summit of Annapurna I in gold and gradually, calmly crowns the Annapurna South? Is the effort trekking to Annapurna Base Camp worth it? Sure it is.
The ABC trek is very well known and popular. Our group of 10 left Hong Kong for Kathmandu in the evening on 24th Sep 16. We traveled by air to Pokhara on 25th in the afternoon and enjoyed nicely our evening there. Our Trek to the ABC started on 26th, through Quimi, Jhinru Danda, Chomorong, Sinuwa, Deurali and Machhapuchhre Base Camp, we reached ABC on 29th and stayed overnight. Then we got back to Pokhara on 2nd Oct 16. So basically we did a 7 days’ trek.
Unlike the Poon Hill or Langtang treks we did before, this ABC one demands more walking up and down hills, in particular between Sinuwa (2250M), to Deurali (3000M). Having said that, trekkers having the ability to walking 5, 7 hours a day with light backpack will find the trail and scenery very rewarding. From Deurali to MBC to ABC, basically the trek goes up gradually.
No only trekkers will find the Annapurna range spectacular, they will also find the forests, the valleys, the rivers, and the highland trails very fascinating. Like other popular treks in Nepal, along the ABC trek there are many tea houses and lodges.
Again, our old friend Prem Panta organized our trek. Prem guided us to Poon Hill in 2011 and Lantang in 2013. Now he runs his own business the ‘Landmark Discovery Treks Pvt. Ltd.’. He and his assistant, together with 5 porters, most of them are familiar faces to us, once again ensured us a trouble-free, very satisfactory journey.
25th Apr, 2022