Annapurna Base Camp Trek 12 Days

Trip Facts
Accommodation: Standard to Deluxe Hotel's Options in Cities & Tea Houses during Trek
Grade: Easy
Max Altitude: 4,130 m/13,550 ft
Meals: As Mentioned In The Itinerary
Transportation: Private Vehicle/Flight
Group Size : 1 to 15 People
Duration: 11 Nights/12 Days
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Highlights of The Trek

  • Step into Annapurna Base Camp at 4,130 m and trek to the most Diverse Annapurna Region 
  • Witness Annapurna I (8,091 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), Hiuchuli (6,441 m) , Mt. Fishtail (6,997 m) and Annapurna Glacier
  • Visit many villages of Magar and Gurungs and enjoy Hot Spring at Jhinu Danda
  • Witness Sunrise and Sunset over Annapurna Range
  • Enjoy Nepali Food, Hospitality and Culture

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival 1,350 m/4,430 ft)

Day 02: Fly to Pokhara-30 minutes, drive to Kimche via Nayapul (2 Hours) & trek to Ghandruk (1,950 m/6,400 ft)-1.5 Hours

Day 03: Trek to Chomrong via Kimrung Danda (2,170 m/7,120 ft)- 6 Hours

Day 04: Trek to Dovan (2,600 m/8,530 ft)-6 Hours

Day 05: Trek to Himalaya Hotel (2,920 m/9,580 ft) & to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3,700 m/12,140 ft)-6 Hours

Day 06: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 m/ 13,550 ft)-2 Hours 

Day 07: Return back to Bamboo (2,400 m/7,875 ft)- 6 Hours 

Day 08: Trek back to Jhinu Danda (1,760 m/5,775 ft)-6 Hours

Day 09: Trek to Landruk (1,645 m/5,397 ft) - 5 Hours

Day 10: Trek to Pothana and to Kande (1,770 m/ 5,807 ft)- 5 Hours & drive to Pokhara- 1 Hour

Day 11: Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 12: Departure from Kathmandu


Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of few treks that combine so many different landscapes and bring us so close to the base of 7,000 and 8,000 meter peaks in a such a short period of time. It is one of the most popular treks in the Annapurna region that  goes alongside terraced rice paddies,dotted villages, lush rhododendron forests and high altitude landscapes with the Annapurna Range in view most of the times. The walk-in to the Sanctuary provides an experience of the great variety of landscape types which serve to make Nepal such a special trekking destination. We will pass through a diverse geographical and cultural variation with an amazing range of Flora and Fauna in between.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek 12 Days has been specially designed for the trekkers who want to complete Annapurna Base Camp but are restricted time-wise. This ABC Trek begins in Kimche nearby Nayapul and ends at Kande. During the trek, we encounter sub-tropical heat, pretty villages and neatly terraced rice fields. Gaining height gradually, we enjoy several days of pleasant walking with a mix of abundant forest and scattered areas of farmed land. Finally, beyond the last of the bamboo and rhododendron woodland, the valley narrows at the entrance to the world of ice and snow that is the Annapurna Sanctuary. Throughout the walk-in, there are outstanding panoramas of the high peaks to the north, and the contrast of the rice-fields and villages with the snow peaks above, makes for very picturesque trekking indeed. Finally, our trip ends at Kande before we drive to back to Pokhara. Pokhara, enhances by its lovely lakes, which have their source in the glacial region of the Annapurna range of the Himalayas.

The best season for Annapurna Base Camp Trek is Autumn and Spring for good mountain visibility and cool weather and can be trekked around the year except in extreme winter and monsoon. If you want to do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek in more relaxed way, we would recommend you to consider our Annapurna Sanctuary Trek–17 days which includes Ghorepani Poon Hill as well.

Detail Itinerary

After arriving at Kathmandu International Airport, our office representative welcomes you with Garland and takes you to hotel in Kathmandu. In the evening, we will have briefing on trek and equipment check by our Trek Manager and Trek Guide. Then, we will take you for dinner to make you introduced with Nepalese food habits and Culture.

Accomodation: Overnight at the Hotel in Kathmandu.

Meals: D

Activity Duration:

After breakfast, we drive to Kathmandu Domestic Airport for flight to Pokhara. During the flight, we get to savor the most mesmerizing views of the magnificent 8,000 meter Mount Manaslu and the Snow-Capped Annapurna Range. From Pokhara airport, we drive to Kimche via Nayapul and start trek to Ghandruk. We will ascend on stone steps to the village of Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a famous village of Gurung who has renowned in British and Indian Army as Gorkha Regiment. In the evening, we walk around village and may visit Gurung Museum. Ghandruk offers the great views of Annapurna South, Hiuchuli, Gangapurna and Mt. Fishtail always reward the trekkers.

Accomodation: Overnight at the Tea House/Lodge in Ghandruk.

Meals: B L D

Activity Duration:

Early morning, we enjoy beautiful Sunrise over Annapurna Ranges in Ghandruk. After breakfast, we start our trek to Chomorong passing by small villages and streams. We ascend on stone steps and arrive at Kimrung Danda which gives close view of Annapurnas. After spending some time at Kimrung Danda, we descend to Kimrung khola on forested path and cross a suspension bridge and make a steep ascend to Chomrong.

Accomodation: Overnight at Tea House/Lodge in Chomrong.

Meals: B L D

Activity Duration:

After we leave Chomorong, we walk on steep stone steps upto the bridge over Chomorong Khola, and climb uphill to Sinuwa Danda. The ascent from Sinuwa becomes somewhat flatter.The trail passes through thick and dark Rhododendron forest up to Khuldighar. Then, we descend a long and steep stone steps into deep bamboo and Rhododendron forests to Bamboo. From Bamboo, Dovan is 1 & 1/2 hours gentle uphill.

Accomodation: Overnight at Tea House/Lodge in Dovan.

Meals: B L D

Activity Duration:

We follow the ascending trail and enter the forest to get to Himalaya Hotel for another 1 ½ hours. Then climb steeply and reach a fire-blackened overhang of Hinko Cave and continue to Deurali. From Deurali, the valley narrows even more as we enter the gateway to the Sanctuary. We climb up to the area which is called Macchappuchare Base camp, a level and grassy moraine platform with several lodges. In the afternoon we can go up to the ridge behind camp to look down onto the glacier and absorb the distant view of Annapurna 1 & 3, Gangapurna and by straining your neck upwards…the now nearby Fishtail.

Accomodation: Overnight at Tea House/Lodge in Macchapuchre Base Camp.

Meals: B L D

Activity Duration:

Today is short day of the trek as we walk gentle ascend to Annapurna Base Camp which is 4 km from our camp. After breakfast, we continue to Annapurna Base Camp. The Trail is a gentle uphill on a valley kind. During the walk, we see Mt. Fishtail on back and Annapurna South and Hiuchuli on the front. Annapurna Base Camp is marked by Sign Board with many prayers flag. After lunch, we walk on the ridge above lodge from where we see Annapurna I (8,091 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), Hiuchuli (6,441 m), Mt. Fishtail (6,997 m) and Annapurna Glacier. The view is rewarding during the Sunset.

Accomodation: Overnight at Tea House/Lodge in Annapurna Base Camp.

Meals: B L D

Activity Duration:

We wake up early in the morning and walk to the ridge to witness the magnificent Sunrise over Annapurna Range. After breakfast, we start our way back to Bamboo. Heading back down to the valley is much easier than climbing up. We will see the waterfalls that drop down from a high point to the rocks below. We pass through the forests with great views of Fishtail and Hiuchuli mountains.

Accomodation: Overnight at Tea House/Lodge in Bamboo.

Meals: B L D

Activity Duration:

From Bamboo, we make a steep ascend to the Kuldi Ghar and then to Sinuwa following the stone steps that leads to Lower Chhomrong. Then we ascend on the thousand stony steps taking us to Upper Chhomrong. From Chhomrong, we descend to Jhinu Danda. In the late afternoon, we walk down for 20 minutes to Jhinu Natural Hot Spring for Natural Hot Bath on the river bank of Modi Khola.

Accomodation: Overnight at Tea House/Lodge in Jhinu Danda.

Meals: B L D

Activity Duration:

We descend steeply to the small stream and get to the New Bridge. Then we cross bridge over Modi Khola and continue to walk alongside the river. Along the way, we see small waterfalls, rock walls on the uphill way to Landruk.

Accomodation: Overnight at Hotel in Landruk.

Meals: B L D

Activity Duration:

After easy breakfast, we trek to Pothana. via the ridge of Deurali. On the trail, we walk on forest of Rhododendron passing through beautiful Gurung villages of Chandrakot, Bheri Kharka and Tolkha until we arrive at Pothana. From Pothana, we continue to Australian Camp for lunch which gives us the beautiful view of Annapurnas. After lunch, we descend down to Kande and drive to Pokhara.

Accomodation: Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara.

Meals: B L

Activity Duration:

After relaxing morning, we drive to Pokhara Airport in the afternoon and fly back to Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, we will host farewell dinner to mark the great success of your Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Accomodation: Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Meals: B D

Activity Duration:

After breakfast, we will drop you to the airport before 3 hours of your flight time.


Meals: B

Activity Duration:

Cost Info

Cost Includes:

  • Garland welcome, arrival and departure transfers in Kathmandu with Office Representative.
  • 2 Nights in Kathmandu with breakfast inclusive of Taxes and Service Charge.
  • 1 Night in Pokhara with breakfast inclusive of taxes and service charges.
  • 8 Nights/9 Days All Inclusive Treks in Annapurna Region with breakfast, lunch and dinner and tea/coffee each time in meals in local tea houses/lodges.
  • Kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu flight with all necessary transfers.
  • Meals as indicated in the Itinerary.
  • English Speaking Trek Guide with a reliable team of porters (2:1 Ratio) and additional Sherpa as per the group size.
  • Insurance, meals, accommodation and allowances to the trekking crew members.
  • First Aid Kit and Personal Duffel Bag.
  • Welcome and Farewell dinners in Kathmandu.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project, ACAP Fees and Trekkers Information Management System, TIMS Fees.  
  • Bottle Drinking water in vehicle for drives and transfers.
  • All drives and transfers by Deluxe Vehicle as per the group size.
  • 24/7 hours Assistance.

Cost Excludes:

  • International Airfare to/from Kathmandu.
  • Nepal Visa fees on Arrival at airport (USD 30/- for 15 Days).
  • Meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara except welcome and farewell dinners in Kathmandu.
  • Bottle drinking water, hot beverages, charges for hot shower, mobile/camera charges during the trek.
  • Personal nature of expenses like tips, bar bills, laundry and personal expenses.
  • Cost may arise of natural calamities, flight cancellation, illness, hospitalization, tour cancellation, blockade etc.
  • Cost for Emergency Helicopter Evacuation Charges in case of emergency.
  • Other than in our include section.

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Reviews for the Trip

Amazing Trek Experience


I organised a trek to Annapurna Base Camp during 13- 22 Nov 19 for the 8 members of the British Armed Forces including some senior officers. I really needed this expedition to go smoothly and I was really in a need for a company who can provide the porters and guide who are reliable and trustworthy. I approached Alpine Holidays and the service the company provided was outstanding.  

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