Annapurna Base Camp Trek

15 Days | Trek: 10 Days | Lodge or Camp | Maximum altitude: 4095m | Minimum: 1 Person

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is also called Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. This is where the trial will lead you to some of the most amazing mountain amphitheatres in the world, combined with great variation of wild flowers and beautiful Gurung villages. Views from Machhapuchhre Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp are just stunning. All this can be achieved without worrying much about altitude sickness. The trek takes you strikingly close to the huge mountains and yet not doesn't gain too much altitude.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Nepal

Adventure Imagine offers Annapurna Base Camp trek in Nepal aided by some of the most experienced trekking guides in the whole trekking industry, top class planning, small groups and affordable prices. The trek is also open for a single trekker.

Annapurna Base Camp - Suspension Bridge Annapurna Sanctuary - Village Annapurna Base Camp - Butterfly Annapurna Base Camp - Mountains

From Kathmandu, we fly to Pokhara in the morning then drive to Phedi to begin this trek. For next 10 days we will be walking through villages of Chhomrong, Bamboo and Himalayan Hotel - with flawless mountain views all the way up to the Annapurna Base Camp and back.


Itinerary: Annapurna Base Camp Trek / Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel
Day 02 Kathmandu sightseeing tour, Cultural show in the evening, Hotel
Day 03 Flight: Kathmandu to Pokhara (30 min flight), Drive to Phedi,
            Trek to Tolka, 1790m, Lodge
Day 04 Trek Tolka to Chhomrong, 2210m, Lodge
Day 05 Trek Chhomrong to Bamboo, 2310, Lodge
Day 06 Trek Bamboo to Himalayan Hotel, 2840m, Lodge
Day 07 Trek Himalayan Hotel to Machhapuchhre Base Camp, 3700m, Lodge
Day 08 Rest day, Lodge
Day 09 Trek to Annapurna Base Camp, 4130m, Lodge
Day 10 Trek back to Himalaya Hotel, Lodge
Day 11 Trek back to Chhomrong, Lodge
Day 12 Trek to Ghandrung, 1970m, Lodge
Day 13 Trek Ghandrung to Nayapul, Drive to Pokhara, Hotel
Day 14 Flight: Pokhara to Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel
Day 15 Trip ends. Transfer to airport or continue on extension programs

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  • When to trek?

  • Dates and Prices

  • How difficult is this

  • Equipment: what you need to bring?

  • Flights & Insurance

  • Detailed Itinerary


The trek can be organized and is enjoyable throughout the year.

The best seasons are spring (Mar to May) and autumn (Oct to Nov) but they also attract a large number of trekkers from many countries. If you want to avoid busy season then you might want to trek in other months.

It is monsoon during July/August with late rain often affecting September too. Flights to Pokhara are normally not affected. Insect repellent is a must for trek during monsoon (leeches are nuisance). This is one trek that can be enjoyed thorughout the year.


We run a number of treks every year that you can join. Do not worry even if you do not find these dates suitable to you. We let small groups and even single trekkers to pick their own dates.

Trip 2018 2019
Trip 1 15 Jan 2018 29 Jan 2019
Trip 2 21 Jan 2018 04 Feb 2019
Trip 3 03 Feb 2018 17 Feb 2019
Trip 4 16 Feb 2018 02 Mar 2019
Trip 5 01 Mar 2018 15 Mar 2019
Trip 6 11 Mar 2018 25 Mar 2019
Trip 7 21 Mar 2018 04 Apr 2019
Trip 8 04 Apr 2018 19 Apr 2019
Trip 9 11 Apr 2018 25 Apr 2019
Trip 10 21 Apr 2018 05 May 2019
Trip 11 04 May 2018 19 May 2019
Trip 12 11 May 2018 25 May 2019
Trip 13 21 May 2018 04 Jun 2019
Trip 14 04 Jun 2018 19 Jun 2019
Trip 15 11 Jun 2018 25 Jun 2019
Trip 16 11 Jul 2018 25 Jul 2019
Trip 17 11 Aug 2018 25 Aug 2019
Trip 18 02 Sep 2018 16 Sep 2019
Trip 19 12 Sep 2018 26 Sep 2019
Trip 20 25 Sep 2018 10 Oct 2019
Trip 21 02 Oct 2018 16 Oct 2019
Trip 22 12 Oct 2018 26 Oct 2019
Trip 23 25 Oct 2018 09 Nov 2019
Trip 24 02 Nov 2018 16 Nov 2019
Trip 25 12 Nov 2018 26 Nov 2019
Trip 26 25 Nov 2018 04 Dec 2019
Trip 27 06 Dec 2018 14 Dec 2019
Trip 28 16 Dec 2018 26 Dec 2019

Remember that if you do not find these dates suitable to you. We let small groups and even single trekkers to pick their own dates. Just email us at - [email protected]


We rate the Annapurna Base Camp Trek as moderate. This means you do not require high level of experience or cope with altitude. By taking time, even beginners should be able to do this trek.

If you can walk with a small backpack (like 10kg maximum) for about 5-6 hrs on a day, then you should be able to do this trek. There are no high passes invovled.


  • Thermal Underwear
  • Woolen hat (or balaclava)
  • Gloves
  • Down jacket or down vest
  • Trekking boots and spare laces
  • Hat (warm) scarf and gloves
  • Waterproof jacket, poncho or umbrella
  • Trousers
  • Running shoes, sandals or thongs (flip-flops)
  • Shorts and trousers or skirt
  • Wool-blend socks, liner socks and under wear
  • Thermal Underwear (not cotton)
  • Sunhat
  • Fleece Jacket
  • T-shirts (two or three) and long-sleeved shirt with collar.
  • Backpack
  • Sleeping bag and silk liner
  • Maps, compass and guidebook
  • Water bottle
  • Torch (flashlight), spare batteries and bulbs
  • Duffle bag (we provide this free of cost)
Miscellaneous Items
  • Toiletries
  • Quick-drying camp towel
  • Laundry soap powder or bar
  • Toilet paper and cigarette lighter
  • Sunscren (SPF 20+) and lip balm
  • Polarising sunglasses
  • Pocket knife
  • Sewing/repair kit (for tent and mattresses)
  • Iodine, water-purification tablets or filter
  • Medical and first-aid kit (see details here)
  • Insect repellent (for lower elevations)
  • Emergency kit including a whistle and waterproof matches/lighter
  • Locks for bags and lodge rooms
  • Stuff sacks
  • Earplugs.
Optional Equipments
  • Camera, Memory card and batter charger (or spare batteries)
  • Adapters
  • GPS unit
  • Altimeter
  • Binoculars
  • Books/magazines
  • Small duffle bag (to leave behind in Kathmandu)
  • Backpack cover (waterproof, slip-on)
  • Trekking Poles

Where can you get these equipment? Should you buy it or should you hire it? Get all these information and answers on our trekking equipment page.


Flights -

We arrange all domestic flights (Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu) for you as required by the trekking schedule. You will need to look for international flights to Kathmandu yourself. However, we can look for the international flights upon request.

Insurance -

It is very important to have a proper travel insurance for your trip. Make 100% sure that the insurance policy you are buying sufficiently covers the trek upto 5000m. Make sure it covers helicopter rescue evacuation and medical bills - just in case.

Our insurance covers only for the Nepali staff, including guide, all field staff and porters. There is no burden whatsoever on your part for the Nepali staff - we understand it is our responsibility and we protect them all.


For detailed itinerary of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, please email us at - [email protected]

What is included -
1. Airport pickup/drop
2. Kathmandu hotel on twin share & breakfast, 3 star (upgrade or budget possible)
3. Kathmandu sightseeing tour with guide, entrance fees
4. Flights: Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu
5. Pokhara hotel on twin share & breakfast, 3 star (upgrade or budget possible)
6. Annapurna Conservation Area entrance fees
7. TIMS fees
8. Trekking guide, porters
9. Daily wages and insurance of guide and porters
10. Staying in local lodges while on trek
11. Breakfast, lunch and dinner on trek
12. First-aid kits and communication devices (with guide) on trek
13. Waterproof duffel bag for your trekking kits (yours to keep)
14. Sleeping bag (rent)

What is not included -
01. International flights
02. Nepal visa fees
03. Lunch and dinner while you stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara
04. Any kind of drinks while on trek
05. Your personal medical and travel insurance, evacuation/medical expenses
06. Tips etc

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Who can do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

If you are reasonably fit, and able to walk for 5-6 hrs with a small backpack, then you are good for this trek. There are no high passes on this trek. If you are going in monsoon (June/August), raincoat and waterproof clothes are must. If you are trekking in winter, you will need enough warm clothes including down jacket..

Annapurna Base Camp
What about altitude sickness and acclimatization?

This is a trek that goes strikingly close the huge mountains but does not gain significant altitude. In fact, there is very little risk of getting altitude sickness on this trek. Still on, our itineraries are carefully planned that keep plenty of time to rest and allow for any changes.

We suggest not to rush up to altitude. Drink plenty of water, and avoid alcohol. Our guides are very experienced in noticing the symptoms of AMS early on and they will very attentive to help you.

Depending on conditions, you may have to rest at a place or descend down.


Average walking time is 5 hours. But depending on conditions, you may have to walk for 7 to 8 hrs. There will always be time for rest, take photographs and enjoy the scenery.



Didn't find the kind of trip you were looking for? Let us know. We operate many other trips that are not yet listed in our website. Just feel free to drop us your ideas in email and we will be more than happy to work on custom made itineraries for you. We know your trip is special and it needs to be planned differently.



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