Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 13 Days

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
At a Glance
Duration13 Days
Trip GradeModerate
Maximum Altitude4120m
Group Size1+ Pax
Travel StyleTrekking
AccomodationTea House accommodation in Mountain and 3 Star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Best TimeMar-May, Sep-Dec


  • A perfect itinerary for travelers looking for a moderate trekking adventure in under two weeks in Nepal
  • Walk up to the base of the tenth highest mountain in the world, Annapurna Base Camp
  • Traverse different climatic zones and come across a wide range of vegetation
  • Explore the beautiful villages of the Annapurna region and get to see the daily lifestyle of mountain people
  • Trek through dense forests, terraced fields, and rice paddies
  • Cross suspension bridges on the way and explore lovely streams and waterfalls
  • Witness a stunning sunrise from Poon Hill and enjoy natural hot springs in Jhinu Danda
  • Enjoy nature, its tranquility, breathtaking mountain panoramas, and diverse landscapes
  • Explore Kathmandu and Pokhara and have a scenic ride between these two cities


Mount Annapurna is the tenth highest mountain in the world and trekking to its base camp is one of the most famous and adventurous activities. Located in the western Himalayan range of Nepal, Annapurna Base Camp trekking offers an exhilarating experience. This is a full Annapurna Base Camp trek 13 days package ideal for travelers looking for a moderate trekking adventure under two weeks in Nepal.

The Annapurna Base Camp trek 13 days begins with your arrival in Kathmandu. This is the capital of Nepal. Here, you will spend a night and drive to Pokhara following a scenic highway. Pokhara is the gateway of the Annapurna region. It is also the second biggest city in Nepal. Spend a night here and drive to the starting point of the trail, which is only one and a half hours away from the city.

In Kathmandu and Pokhara, you will have time to prepare for the trek. Our team will help you purchase or rent trekking equipment as you wish. Make sure you are well packed with all the essentials and ample Nepali cash to buy additional service or food during trekking. Nayapul is the starting point of the trek. From here, you will follow a forested route to Ulleri.

On the way, pass by small villages like Birethanti, Hile, and Tikhedhunga. The final ascent involves climbing on stone staircases, which leads to Ulleri. Spend your first night in Ulleri, and from here, continue trekking via rhododendron forests to Ghorepani village. Ghorepani is one of the very popular villages in the Annapurna region.

The mountain views are fantastic from this village. The next morning, we will go on a hike to Poon Hill viewpoint to witness a gorgeous sunrise and stunning mountain vistas. After the hike, descend back to Ghorepani village and then to Chuile village. The route offers wonderful landscapes.

From Chuile, the trail continues through forests and crosses a couple of suspension bridges. Trekking past Chhomrong, hike to Upper Sinuwa for the night stay. Further, you will trek via forests of oak, rhododendron, and bamboo. The trail gradually ascends via Bamboo settlement and Himalaya Hotel.

You will enter the Annapurna Sanctuary and hike to Deurali to spend the night. From here onwards, the trail gets narrow and steep. Trek past the Machhapuchhre Base Camp before reaching Annapurna Base Camp. Spend the night at the base camp and the next day descend to Bamboo.

You will follow a different route from Bamboo and descend to Jhinu Danda. This place has natural hot springs. Trekkers can enjoy it by paying a few bucks. Spend a night here, and the next day, drop down to Syauli Bazar, where the trek ends. You will drive back to Pokhara in a local jeep on the same day and then to Kathmandu the following day.

Experience During the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking 13 Days:

The Annapurna Base Camp trekking 13 days is packed with adventure, vegetation, encounters with the mountain people, and breathtaking mountain vistas. It is a life-changing journey during which you will test your endurance, push your limits, and enjoy nature. The trail winds inside the Annapurna Conservation Area.

You will trek following rugged terrain that frequently ascends and descends. The journey is not easy and involves 6 hours of daily walking on average. However, those who wish to explore the Himalayas and challenge themselves a bit can join us on the Annapurna Base Camp trek 13 days. Bookings for 2024 and 2025 are open.

It takes six days of walking to reach Annapurna Base Camp. You will spend six nights in picturesque villages along the way. Meet with locals and get to see their lifestyle while staying in those villages. There is a good arrangement of accommodation and meals for the trekkers in the villages. Similarly, the elevation rises every day until you reach ABC.

With the change in altitude, you will see varied landscapes and experience different climates. Mountains gradually get close as you trek. Some notable mountains on the Annapurna Base Camp trek 13 days are Annapurna I (8,091 m/26,545 ft), Annapurna South (7,219 m/23,684 ft), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m/26,795 ft), Machhapuchhre (6,993 m/22,943 ft), Nilgiri (7,061 m/23,166 ft), Hiunchuli (6,441 m/21,132 ft), etc.

How to prepare for a trek to the Annapurna Base Camp?

We strongly advise trekkers to exercise before the Annapurna Base Camp trek 13 days starts. You will need decent fitness to complete this trek. We do not encourage joining the trek if you are physically active. The trek will get very tough for you. Improve your stamina and walking habits. You can do strength training, hiking, regular walks, swimming, cycling, running, etc.

Likewise, read all the information we have provided about this trek and go through our Annapurna Base Camp trek 13 days map. For a more extensive outlook of the terrain, you can use Google Maps. This information will give you an idea about the tourist infrastructure along the way and the terrain. It is like mental preparation.

Why choose the Annapurna Base Camp trek 13 days package with Trekking Guide Team Adventure?

The itinerary of the Annapurna Base Camp trek 13 days package makes it special. Trekkers get arrival and departure days in the itinerary. Likewise, trekking first to Poon Hill allows a better acclimatization opportunity for beginner trekkers. You are less likely to suffer from altitude sickness on this Annapurna Base Camp trekking program.

The itinerary is well crafted, adding beautiful night stops along the way. You can join our Annapurna Base Camp trek 13 days or tailor-make the trek. Our trekking programs in Nepal are flexible. We can curate the trip as per your wish and budget. Our Annapurna Base Camp trek 13 days cost is also very affordable.

Whether you are a solo traveler or traveling with friends and family, we will be your reliable trekking partner in Nepal with more than two decades of expertise!



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To make sure you have a smooth start to your trip in Nepal, our team will be at the airport on your arrival day. They will pick you up from there and escort you to the hotel in a private four-wheeler. You will get help with your luggage as well. Once you check in at the hotel, get some rest and later explore your surroundings.

Max Altitude: 822 m/2,697 ftAccommodation: HotelDuration: 7 hoursDistance: 201 km/125 miles

We will drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara via a standard tourist bus. The ride will be comfortable and beautiful. The highway follows winding lush hills along rivers and offers lovely views of terraced fields, green hills, waterfalls, and mountains. In Pokhara, spend the evening enjoying the beauty of Phewa Lake. Likewise, explore the Lakeside Market.

Max Altitude: 1,960 m/5,430 ftMeals: BreakfastAccommodation: LodgeDuration: 1.5/2 hours drive & 3/4 hours trekDistance: 7 km/4.34 miles

After a delicious breakfast in Pokhara, you will leave the city and drive to Nayapul early in the morning. It will be a short and easy ride. From Nayapul, start trekking along lush hillsides and gradually ascend. The trail further goes through forests to Birethanti. You will cross bridges over the Modi River. Further, trek past settlements like Hille and Tikhedhunga. Tikhedhunga onwards, climb many staircases to reach Ulleri.

Max Altitude: 1,960 m/5,430 ftMeals: Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerAccommodation: LodgeDuration: 1.5/2 hours drive & 3/4 hours trekDistance: 7 km/4.34 miles

From Ulleru, we will trek to the beautiful and famous Ghorepani village. Cross a suspension bridge over the Bhurungdi River and continue trekking through lush rhododendron forests. On the way, we will also come across terraced fields and pass by villages like Nangethanti. The mountain views of Annapurna, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, etc are wonderful from Ghorepani.

Max Altitude: 2,860 m/9,385 ftMeals: Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerAccommodation: LodgeDuration: 3/4 hoursDistance: 11 km/6 miles

Start the morning with a hike to Poon Hill. The sunrise from Poon Hill is fantastic. You will also get to see a stretching view of the western Himalayan range that includes many mountains. After the hike, continue trekking from Ghorepani village. The trail descends to Chuile via Tadapani village. You will mostly walk via lush forests.

Max Altitude: 3,210 m/10,525 ftMeals: Breakfast, lunch, and DinnerAccommodation: LodgeDuration: 5 hoursDistance: 13 km/8 miles

Leaving Chuile, you will trek to Upper Sinuwa. The trail continues through lush forests, crossing small streams and suspension bridges on the way. Get to see stunning landscapes on the way, along with superb views of mountains like Fishtail, Hiunchuli, Nilgiri, etc. Trek past Chomrong village and also cross the Khola Chomrong Khola before following the uphill route to Upper Sinuwa.

Max Altitude: 2,310 m/7,579 ftMeals: Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerAccommodation: LodgeDuration: 5-6 hoursDistance: 10 km/6 miles

After a delicious breakfast, you will begin trekking from Upper Sinuwa to Deurali. The trail goes through the forest of bamboo, oak, and rhododendrons. You will cross several suspension bridges and small settlements on the way. Reach a settlement called Bamboo, and from here, ascend to the Himalaya Hotel. From here, you will enter the Annapurna Sanctuary. Follow a steep, narrow trail to Deurali, enjoying the wonderful view of Annapurna South on the way. 

Max Altitude: 3,200 m/6,393 ftMeals: Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerAccommodation: LodgeDuration: 5 hoursDistance: 14 km/8.6 miles

On this day, you will reach the Annapurna Base Camp. The trail ascends via dense forests following a steep, narrow track. You will reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp and continue trekking from here to the base camp of Mount Annapurna. The trail is rocky and also involves glacial walking. Upon reaching the Annapurna Base Camp, you will find yourself surrounded by snow and mountains.

Max Altitude: 4,130 m/13,550 ftMeals: Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerAccommodation: LodgeDuration: 3-4 hoursDistance: 9 km/5.5 miles

Today, you will wake up early to witness a gorgeous sunrise and a beautiful mountain vista. After breakfast, get ready to leave the Annapurna Base Camp. Follow the same trail back and come out of the Annapurna Sanctuary. You will descend via the Himalaya Hotel and trek through dense forest to reach Bamboo.

Max Altitude: 2,310 m/7,578 ftMeals: Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerAccommodation: LodgeDuration: 6 hoursDistance: 14 km/8.6 miles

From Bamboo, follow a different route that leads to Jhinu Danda. This village is known for its natural hot springs. You can enjoy it by paying a few extra bucks. The trail drops down to Kimrong Khola from Bamboo and goes through rhododendrons and bamboo forests. Enjoy serene landscapes on the way.

Max Altitude: 1,780 m/6,393 ftMeals: Breakfast, Lunch, and DinnerAccommodation: LodgeDuration: 3/4 hours trekDistance: 8.5 km/5.2 miles

It is your last day of the trek. After breakfast, you will further descend via small villages and lush forests to Nayapul. From Syauli Bazar, drive to Pokhara in a local jeep. You have the rest of the day free in the city. Relax and explore the Lakeside Market. Enjoy the tranquility of Phewa Lake and boat on the lake if you wish.

Max Altitude: 822 m/2,697 ftMeals: Breakfast, LunchAccommodation: 822 m/2,697 ftDuration: 2 hours driveDistance: 41 km/25 miles

Leave Pokhara after breakfast and drive to Kathmandu. The ride will be comfortable because the road is well-made. You will enjoy beautiful scenery along the way. Spend the remaining day in Kathmandu as you wish. In the late evening, meet us for a farewell dinner.

Max Altitude: 1,400 m/4,593 ftMeals: BreakfastAccommodation: HotelDuration: 6-7 hoursDistance: 200 km/124 miles

You will leave your hotel as per your flight departure time. Our team will help you with your luggage and drop you at the international airport on time.

Meals: Breakfast only
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Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 13 Days
Cost Details
  • Hotel in Kathmandu (Nivas Boutique) with 3-stars bed & breakfast for 2 nights in twin sharing basis.
  • Hotel in Pokhara (Splendid View) with 3-star bed & breakfast for 2 nights in twin sharing basis.
  • One experience English speaking trekking guide & one porter for each two tourists. If you are a solo traveller porter is not included.
  • All land transportation from Kathmandu to Kathmandu by tourist bus .
  • Trekking star point Pokhara to Nayapul and end point Syaulibazar to Pokhara by private transport.
  • Daily meal (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek. (Main course)
  • Annapurna Conservation Permit.
  • Insurance for guide & porters.
  • All accommodation 8 days during the trek available normal lodge/tea house. (run by Nepali families with outside toilet)
  • Airport-Hotel-Airport transfer.
  • Our service charge.
  • Farewell dinner with cultural dance program.
  • Personal equipment for trekking. (sleeping bag, down jackets, gloves, sun glass, sunscreen, trekking stick, trekking shoes, medicines for Headache, Fever, Common cold, Dimox)
  • Nepal entry visa fee you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu. You will require 2 passport size photos.
  • Personal insurance for travel to Nepal. (covers Helicopter rescue)
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation.
  • Tipping (Tips) for guide & porter.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. (Tea, Coffee, Mineral Water, hot water, soup)
  • Sweet things like chocolate and desert.
  • Hot shower and laundry during the trekking.
  • Personal expenses, personal hygiene.
  • Wi-Fi, internet, phone calls, battery charging.
Add-ons & Options
  • Extra Night Accomodation: If you plan to arrive early or depart late please make sure you make extra hotel arrangement.You can mail us at [email protected] It is available by adding extra cost.
  • Extra Programs: If you want extra programs like taking a flight Kathmandu to Pokhara  to Kathmandu and want travel  by private a car from Kathmandu to Pokhara or 2 night/ 3 days Chitwan  Jungle safari package or 1 Day River Rafting or 1 Day hiking in Kathmandu valley Please contact us on What's App 977-9851229400. It is available by adding extra cost. We will organize it as per your wish and requirement. 
  • Single Supplementary charge:On our holidays tour/trek packages, rooms or tents are provided in twin sharing basis. Thus, single room supplement charge will be imposed to client who does not have another tour participant to share room/tent with according to your trip. When you are traveling alone, single supplementary charge must be paid.
  • Porter: For solo travellers porter is not included. If you want a porter in the trek it will be available in an additional cost of USD 200.
  • Upgrade the transportation to flight: You can upgrade your bus ride to flight at a minimal cost. It will provide you with extra time in the city to explore and rest.

Dates & Availability
StartsAugust 06, 2024
EndsAugust 18, 2024
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EndsSeptember 10, 2024
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We have everyday departure. We will organize this trek as per your time schedule. 

Additional Info

Permits for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek 13 Days:

To do the Annapurna Base Camp trek 13 days, you will need two permits- a TIMS Card and an Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permit. Both permits have a single entry, and the permit fee is included in the package cost. Our team will obtain the permit on your behalf.

  • TIMS Card cost: Nrs 2,000 per person
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project permit cost: Nrs 3,000 per person

Trek difficulty and altitude sickness:

Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp is not super challenging, but it is also not easy. Trekkers have to understand this is an adventure trek, so long walking hours on rugged terrain are inevitable. If you think you cannot walk 6 hours a day on a minimum, we recommend you to start with day hikes, build experience and fitness, and then join Annapurna Base Camp trekking.

The terrain is rugged, with a few steep sections. Daily, you will ascend and descend. The tracks are not flat. If you are in good health and shape, you will enjoy the trek to the fullest. The final part of the ascend also involves a manageable glacial walk. Similarly, with diverse terrain, you also have to deal with rising altitudes and different climates.

The highest point of this trek is 4,130 meters (13,550 ft). Our Annapurna Base Camp 13 days itinerary includes a hike to Poon Hill before you trek to base camp. This ascend will help you better acclimatize and avoid the risk of altitude sickness. Be aware of symptoms like headache, vomiting, nausea, insomnia, difficulty in breathing, dizziness, etc.

These are the symptoms of altitude sickness. If you get these symptoms, you have to take first aid right away from your guide. By keeping yourself hydrated and maintaining your pace, you are more likely to avoid altitude sickness.

The Best Time to do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek 13 days:

The best time for Annapurna Base Camp trekking is two seasons- spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). Likewise, summer monsoon (June to August) and winter (December to February) are considered off-season for this trek. However, we encourage doing the Annapurna Base Camp trek in winter for a less crowded and magical experience.

The Himalayas, in general, have varying weather patterns. However, in spring and autumn, the weather remains mostly stable, which makes these two seasons ideal for trekking and climbing. Likewise, the climate is mild in these seasons, so trekkers will not feel too hot or cold. The mountain views are crystal clear, and you will enjoy bright days with long daylight hours.

The perk of doing the ABC trek in the spring season is the lushness of the region. The trails are decorated with thousands of rhododendrons and many other flowers. Similarly, the autumn carries the charm of festivity in its air as the biggest Nepali festivals fall in this season. Whatever season you pick to do the Annapurna Base Camp trek, we can help you with all the logistics.

Accommodation and meals:

The accommodation on the Annapurna Base Camp trek 13 days is the lodge. The trekking route has lodges for the trekkers. It is a basic accommodation service but good enough to rest and recover in the night. You will also have meals in the lodges along the trail. Twin-shared rooms and common washrooms are usually available in the lodges.

Single rooms cost extra money and only be booked if you let us know during booking. Squat-toilets are mostly found in the upper part of the trail. Facilities like charging, hot showers, and WiFi may cost you a few extra bucks. We highly recommend carrying some money to buy additional services during the trek.

Three meals a day are available during the trekking period, while in Kathmandu and Pokhara, you will only get breakfast. The food options are excellent. You will get a variety of options to choose from. The breakfast menu includes chapati. oatmeal, French toast, cornflakes, muesli, soup, porridge, toast, eggs, tea, coffee, etc.

Likewise, for lunch and dinner, you can expect dal bhat, Sherpa stew, thukpa, macaroni, pasta, noodles, momo, rice and curry, fried rice, pizza, sandwiches, steak, etc. There are plenty of options for vegetarian food. Boiled drinking water is also widely available throughout the trek.

Travel Insurance

To join the Annapurna Base Camp trek 13 days, travel insurance with emergency helicopter evacuation is mandatory. We do not allow foreigners to join this trek without this coverage. Buy the travel insurance in your county. It is not available in Nepal.

We need copies of your travel insurance documents before the trek starts. While purchasing travel insurance, go through their policy and double-check all the clauses.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek 13 Days Packing:

Our team will send you a comprehensive packing checklist for the Annapurna Base Camp trek 13 days after the trek booking. Below, we have made a general list of things you will need on this trek:

  • Clothes: Underwear, basic t-shirts/pants, thermal layer, fleece jacket/pant, windbreaker, raincoat, down jacket, socks, gloves, hat, etc
  • Gear: Trekking boots, casual slipper/shoes, trekking pole, sleeping bag, map, compass, pocket knife, dry towel, etc
  • Toiletries: Toothpaste/brush, comb, small mirror, SPF, lip balm, moisturizer, deodorant, wet wipes, soap, face wash, etc
  • First Aid: Band-aid, general medicine, insect repellent, crack bandage, ointment, Diamox, pain reliever, etc
  • Miscellaneous: Reusable water bottle, adapter, power bank, spare batteries, water purification tablets, snacks, bars, journal, etc
  • Documents: Nepali cash, passport, travel visa, permits, passport size photo, travel insurance details, etc.



 The Annapurna Base Camp trek is a moderate/difficult trekking program in the Himalayas. Previous trekking expertise is not needed, but the participants have to be in good health and can walk 6 hours a day. For first-time trekkers, the ABC trek can get quite challenging, so make sure you are physically ready.


You can do the Annapurna Base Camp trek in 9 to 14 days, depending upon the itinerary you choose. Likewise, if you are already in Pokhara, you can complete this trek in 6 to 7 days.

Yes, it is safe to trek to Annapurna Base Camp. The trekking route is well-maintained and dotted with lodges. Likewise, you will do this trek with one of our professional mountain guides, who assures your safety during the trek.

The Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Base Camp both treks are fantastic. Annapurna Circuit trek is better for someone with previous trekking experience. This trek is long and very challenging. Both treks offer different landscapes and overall trekking experience.

Yes, the Annapurna Base Camp trek is for beginners who have decent fitness. This is an adventure trek with long walking hours each day. Do note that the ABC trek is not easy but doable if you are well prepared.

No, the Annapurna Base Camp trek is not harder than the Everest Base Camp trek. In terms of altitude, average trekking hours, and terrain, the EBC trek lies on a bit of a difficult side.

For the Annapurna Base Camp trekking, you need good cardiovascular fitness. The trekking route goes via varying altitudes and involves many ascents and descents. Your stamina, endurance, and determination must be on point.

At Annapurna Base Camp, you will sleep in a lodge. There are a handful of lodges available at the base camp of Mt. Annapurna, where the trekkers spend the night.

The best months to do the Annapurna Base Camp trek are March, April, May, September, October, November, and early December. These months have the best weather and climate prerequisites for trekking.

 Yes, you will need a sleeping bag for the Annapurna Base Camp trek. A good sleeping bag will make you sleep much more comfortably and keep you warm.

The Annapurna Base Camp trek is suitable for all age groups. Under-age trekkers (below 16 years) can do this trek with an identified guardian.

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