Annapurna Base Camp Trek:

This trek goes into the frozen heart of the Annapurna Range, a magnificent amphitheatre of rock and ice on a staggering scale. The trail starts in rice paddies and leads through a gorge of bamboo and forests to end among glaciers and soaring peaks.

The Annapurna Sanctuary is a high glacial basin lying forty kilometers directly north of Pokhara, and concealed within the folds of two great southward projecting ridges of the Annapurna Massif, lies the secret mountain fastness of the Annapurna Sanctuary. So narrow is the gateway to this most spectacular high mountain Amphitheatre, at the head of the Modi Khola and squeezed between the peaks of Hiunchuli and Macchapuchare,  until 1956 outsider did not penetrated its defences. More recently, the Annapurna Sanctuary has become a popular trekking destination, and with good reason - It is easily accessible from Pokhara and offers tremendous potential for scenic walks and for alpine exploration, in a splendid high Himalayan setting.

 The ring of mountains which form the rim of the Annapurna Sanctuary includes no fewer than eight of over 7000 meters, including Annapurna South, Fang, Annapurna 1 (8091 metres), Gangapurna, Annapurna 3 and Annapurna 5. The ring is completed by the peerless Macchapuchare, only 7 metres below the magical 7000 metres. The walk-in to the Sanctuary provides a taste of the great variety of landscape types which serve to make Nepal such a special trekking destination. Starting out at Phedi, we encounter sub-tropical heat, pretty villages and neatly terraced rice fields.

Gaining height gradually, we enjoy several days of pleasant ridge 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 always 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. From Poon Hill above Ghorepani the dawn views of Dhaulagiri and nearby Tukuche Peak are legendary.

Highlight of Trek

  • Trek to the Spectacular heart of the Annapurna Base Camp
  • Stunning view of Annapurna, Macchhapuchare(fishtail), Gangapurna Himchuli, Dhaulagiri and more.
  • Different landscapes, gurung life style and culture.  

Trip Informaton


Trekking and Hiking


Any day during season

Max Altitudes:

4130m at ABC

Trip Duration:

14 days

Trip Grade:



Hotel in city, Teahouse on trek


Full board on trek, breakfast in city


Tourist bus/private car/local bus/private jeep

Best Season:

September-November & March-May

Walking hours:

4-6hrs per day


Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu - You will be warm welcomed at airport by NEAT Airport representative and then you will be transfer to hotel. Our tour advisor will meet you at your hotel and brief about your program. This day, you can take a rest at the hotel or enjoy the walk near by your hotel to get familiar with Nepalese life style and culture.

Day 02

Sightseeing in Kathmandu-We will be visiting three of the World heritage sites and other interesting sites in Kathmandu by private vehicle.

Swayambunath Stupa:You will first visit the Swayambunath Stupa (Monkey Temple). It is said that Swayambunath Stupa is more than 2,000 years old, and it symbolizes knowledge. The painted eyes on all four sides symbolize the all-seeing power of Buddha.It is situated to the west of the city on a hill some 77 meters above the valley.

Boudhanath Stupa:Boudhanath Stupa is another important Buddhist pilgrims site. This ancient Stupa is considered one of the biggest in the World. Every morning and evening, many Buddhist devotees come here to pray and circumambulate enabling the visitors to observe local religious practices.

Pashupatinath Temple:The sacred Hindu temple Pashupatinath is considered the holiest cremation ground, and people bath in the Bagmati River with a faith of cleansing themselves spiritually. Many Sadhus or Hindu Ascetics live here. During religious festivals, Hindus come to make offerings, and it is sometimes very crowded. Drive back to your hotel. Enjoy the evening at your own.

Day 03

Drive / Flight to Pokhara(910m.) - After breakfast, we will drive/fly to Pokhara. It might take approximately 6 hrs to reach Pokhara (200km) by road with private car/tourist bus and 25 minutes by flight. We will visit almost all the most beautiful and amazing places of Pokhara i.e. Davis fall (if we reached in the early), Phewa Lake, Begnas Lake, Peace stupa, etc. and overnight at hotel.

Day 04

Pokhara to Ghandruk - (1990m) 4/5 hrs walk- After breakfastwe will drive to Nayapul by car/taxi. Thus, we head towards Ghandruk by starting trek from Birethati. It might take 4/5 hours to reach Ghandruk through steep hill trail. Ghandruk is a beautiful gurung village from where we can see beautiful Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Himchuli & Annapurna south. We will accommodate at guest house at Ghandruk.

Day 05

Trek to Chhomrung(2210m) 4/5 hrs walk- After Breakfast, we leave for Chhomrung. We need to go through Kumrong danda with ascend and descend and trek to beautiful Chhomrung with typical lifestyle and natural beauty.We will manage lunch on the way at beautiful stop and overnight & dinner at teahouse/lodge. You can enjoy your dinner according to your A la carte menu.

Day 06

Trek to Bamboo - (2350m) 4/6 hrs walk We will leave Chhomrung heading towards Khudighat at 2896m, through Rhododendron forest enjoying various wild lives and sceneries. Overnight At lodge/teahouse.

Day 07

Trek to Deurali - (3140m) 5 hrs walk After the breakfast, we leave Bamboo early in the morning and climb uphill through rhododendron forest. Diversity in environment and cultural makes the trek exciting and memorable. Overnight at lodge/teahouse.

Day 08

Trek to Annapurna Base Camp /overnight at Machhapuchhere Base Camp) - (4130m) 5 hrs walk- Today is our final destination of the trip. After leaving Deaurali, we will reach Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) from where we can have a 360 degree view of mountains. This place is also known as Annapurna Sanctuary. Overnight at lodge/teahouse followed by dinner.

Day 09

Trek to Bamboo - (2335m) Early in the morning, we can see the sunrise view and trek back to Bamboo from Annapurna Base Camp and overnight at Guest house/lodge.

Day 10

Trek to Jhinu Danda (Hot water springs) - (1780m) This day we take a descend left from Chhomrung to reach Jhinu Danda. You can enjoy with natural hot spring water at Jhinu Danda and overnight at guesthouse.

Day 11

Trek to Pothana/We may go directly to Nayapul and then Pokhara - (1900m)

Day 12

Trek to Pokhara. (Trek until Dhampus Phedi then drive to Pokhara by car/texi)

Day 13

Pokhara to Kathmandu via road/flight (Sightseeing and activities optional around Pokhara)

There are lot of things to see and lot of activities to do in Pokhara.

Sightseeing: You can visit peace pagoda temple from where you can view panorama view of Pokhara. Visit Mahendra cave, bat cave, Devis fall,etc

Activities : Paragliding, zipfly, boating and much more adventure.

Day 14

Departure Day –We will drive you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home and wish for you a Safe journey.

 Note: The above itinerary is just a tentative itinerary. If our itinerary is not suitable for you, please inquiry us, we can tailor you a customized itinerary that suits you perfect.

Cost Includes:

• All airport/hotel transfers
• Welcome and farewell dinners
• All accommodation and meals during the trek
• All Ground Transportation according to the Itinerary.
• An experienced English-speaking trek guide, assistant trek guide and porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
• Salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging of Guide,Assi. Guide & Porter
• Duffel bag (if needed)
• All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
• A comprehensive medical kit
• All government and local taxes.

Cost Excludes:

• Nepal Visa fee
• Airport departure tax
• International airfare to and from Kathmandu
• Excess baggage charges
• Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
• Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
• Travel and rescue insurance
• Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
• Beverage( soft drink and other hard drink)
• Tips for guides and porters



Pre Departure Planning

Trekking in Nepal is a unique experience. So, to get maximum enjoyment you should be physically and mentally prepared. During the trek, you might have to hike approximately 5-6 hours almost everyday or 500-600m uphill or downhill. So, preparation should commence months before-walking, jogging, hiking and physical training would be very helpful. To learn more about trekking pre fitness consult our trekking fitness expertise

Food and accommodation

Meals will be provided by NEAT during the whole trek as per your service besides mentioned in city. We offer open and the choice menu in the tea house where you can select the food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our guide will recommend or take you to the guest houses which serve the hygienic and nutritious food and best accomodation. Snacks, bottle drinks including mineral water and alcohol are not included in price.

Trekking group

It would be easy for you if you have your own group if not also we can arrange a group trek according to your request. You would be joining the group in Kathmandu. If you want to have a solo trip then we are always ready to help you again with single supplement charge. We try our best to make your comfortable holiday in the beauty of Annapurna Region.

Trekking guide and porters

Trekking guide are very responsible person who will assist you in your whole trek. They have a very broad knowledge about geography, Flora, Fauna, culture, himalayas and trails. Trekking guide will assist and brief all your questions and confusion during trek. The company will provide you the best and authorized guide to make your holiday. Potters are very strong and poor Nepali people who will carry all your baggage where ever you go. Don’t Forget to tip them for their service .


When NEAT plan your itinerary, we take everything into consideration about the altitude and other factors to minimize the chance of getting AMS.

Altitude gains-your trek is designed to gain around 600 meters (vertical) altitude daily.

Acclimatization - rest days are included in itinerary to help body adjust to new altitude.

Each trekker must accept responsibility and trek slowly - observe the steps at which the porters and guide walks. There are no worthwhile prizes for getting to destination in record time - generally AMS.

Treatment: Mild symptoms - staying at same altitude may resolve symptoms. If there is no improvement, descend to lower level.

Severe (HAPE + HACE) - descend immediately, as failure to do so could result in death. If symptoms persist you may need to be carried to nearest medical facility or evacuated by helicopter.

Travel Insurance 

We strongly recommend the purchase of trip cancellation and travel insurance. This comprehensive travel insurance provides coverage for trip cancellation and interruption, travel delays, loss of baggage and travel documents, baggage delay, medical expenses and emergency assistance.

Climate and Weather of Nepal

Climate in Nepal is diversified depends on season. From the low level to highest point of the World, it start from hot to cold region from South to North. You can travel Nepal in any season but the best time to visit in Annapurna region is autumn & spring. If you are in autumn the weather is perfect and sky is crystal clear but in spring the weather seem little cloudy but the full blossoming Rhododendrons are awesome. In Summer visibility is poor and there is less chances to see the himalayas and in winter it is very cold in mountain but still possible to do this trip.

Nepalese Visa Requirements And Process

Before you travel to Nepal please check your passport and validity date. Passports must have at least 6 months validity after finish date of your trek. During booking, it is necessary to send us the passport copy. To travel in Nepal, you will require a visa which you can obtained from Nepalese Embassy at your country or you can get on arrival visa at the TIA airport in Kathmandu.

Here is general list of Nepalese visa fee as below and for more detail visit

Cost to be levied while issuing tourist visa by the Mission or entry point:

• US Dollars 25 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 15 days multiple entry visa.
• US Dollars 40 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 30 days multiple entry visa.
• US Dollars 100 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 90 days multiple entry visa.
Notwithstanding anything written in above, no visa fee shall be applicable to the passport holder of member states of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) for 30 days.

Trekking Permits and Entry Charge

While you travel Annapurna Region, you need to obtain the  entry permits and TIMS permit. All the applicable permits and entry fees are including on the given cost except personal contribution and donations. In case of extra charge and payment, the agency will inform you.

Trekkers health and medical information

Trekkers health is very important for the tour operator as we should know your health condition before making reservation with us. To do this trek, the trekkers should have good fitness and require great stamina and good health. All our Trekking guide and potter are insurance before trekking. For the medical information you should contact your medical consult before planning your trip to Nepal.

Environmental & social concerns

NEAT is highly aware with Environmental concern and keep right ecological system. There shouldn’t be awful impact while you travel around the Annapurna Region. So, we involve some campaign of cleaning trekking trails, works with KEEP project etc.

Booking procedure

Support the local company and the money directly goes to local community which helps to improve the economic condition of developing countries. Please contact us via e-mail or phone to check the availability and possibilities to book the trip in your date. We will gladly answer your each quires promptly so that you can make your decision faster.


Annapurna Region Trekking

Annapurna Base CampTrek

Annapurna Base CampTrek

The Annapurna Sanctuary is a high glacial basin lying forty kilometers directly north of Pokhara, and concealed within the folds of two great southward projecting ridges of the Annapurna Massif, lies the secret mountain fastness of the Annapurna Sanctuary......

GRADE: Moderate

Gorepani Poonhill Trek

Gorepani Poonhill Trek

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GRADE: Moderate

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GRADE: Moderate

Fishtail Model Trek/Mardi Himal Trek

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GRADE: Moderate

Narphu Valley Trek

Narphu Valley Trek

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GRADE: Moderate


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