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Trekking to ABC-Annapurna Base Camp Trek

12 day trekking to ABC is truly once in a lifetime trek to Annapurna base camp in Nepal. The Poon Hill to ABC is a beautiful trek which begins and ends in Pokhara, hiking  through different villages of Gurung and Magar, lush forest of rhododendrons and oaks, numerous rivers and mountains. The Annapurna base camp is the second most popular trek destinations of Nepal after Everest. The dramatic mountain views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range with sunrise from Poon Hill and Annapurna base camp is another unforgettable moment of ABC trek . We cater Annapurna base camp trek 12 days itinerary, cost and departure dates for 2021. 

Trek Facts

Trek Name: Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Trek Duration:12 Days

Trek Difficulty: Moderate

Trek Season: Sep to Mar,Jan to June

Trek Altitude: 850m- 4300m

Trip Cost: USD 620- USD 1170

Group Size: 01 - 12 people

Trek Package: Private/Group Trek

Mode of Transfer: Bus / Car / Flight

Start/End of Trip: Kathmandu /Kathmandu

12 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek package cost with departure dates.

  • Annapurna Base Camp Trek
  • 12 Days Itinerary
  • Cost in Details
  • Trekking Equipments
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12 days Annapurna Base Camp/ABC Trek adjoins the best two treks in Annapurna. The Ghorepani Poonhill and Annapurna Base Camp trek. A mystical trek of Nepal Annapurna base Camp holidays rewards an epic sights of cultural and ecological diversity. A perfect trek combination of natural landscapes and mountains. The deep valleys, snowy peaks, rivers, fascinating waterfalls and of course an amazing view of the Himalayas draws thousand of trekkers to Annapurna base camp every year. A paradise for photographers, Annapurna base camp trek route passes through beautiful landscapes, thick lush rhododendron forests, exotic and rare bio-diversity and ethnic local villages like Ulleri and Chhomrong

We walk nearly 90km, reaching at the height of 4200m, the Annapurna Base Camp. Mount Annapurna is the 10th highest mountain in the world. One of the most popular treks in Nepal, in 12 days Annapurna base camp trek, get an awesome experience of spectacular scenery, diverse cultures, and the mountain glacier. Once in a life time trekking in Nepal highly recommends for everyone. We also have short Annapurna base camp trek 8 days package if you are short on time trekking 12 days Annapurna base camp.

The 12 days ABC trekking route goes from lowland villages with rice fields into a deep bowl shape valley of Annapurna base camp. The 360 degree view of the mountains surrounds Annapurna Base Camp, truly a paradise for nature lovers. As we walk gradually uphill, the peaks of Annapurna south and Hiunchuli emerges from behind the foothills. Pasture and cultivating lands soon give away to deep forest of oak, bamboo and rhododendron.  The trail finally stumbles across moraines and glacier reaches to Annapurna Base Camp. The final destinations of Annapurna Base Camp trek.

A budget, small group ABC trek suits for all solo male and female backpackers, and small group trekkers who are looking for group joining trekking to Annapurna base camp. An awe-inspiring Annapurna base camp trek, Nepal's second most popular trek after Everest base camp. 12 days Annapurna base camp trek, a breath-taking, once in a lifetime adventure with an opportunity to experience the beauty of the Himalayas in Nepal. 

Day 01: Kathmandu to Pokhara
Early in the morning, transfer to Kantipath Tourist Bus station and drive approximately 7 hours to Pokhara. Check in at your hotel and spend the evening Lake Phewa.
Day 02: Pokhara to Tolka – Driving from Pokhara to Phedi
Drive to Phedi and trek to Tolkha. The rocky path is comfortable to follow as it goes through forest, and crosses a couple of streams on its way to Pothana.  Trek to Tolka enjoying the view of Annapurna south , fishtail and Hiunchuli mountain. 
Day 03: Tolka to Chomrong
Breakfast and trek on the descend trail along terraced slopes and forest leaving the village Landurk and Jhinu behind to Chhomrong. Chhomrong village offers spectacular views of Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre.
Day 04: Trek to Dovan
Breakfast, trek descends to Chhomrong Khola before steep uphill trek to Sinuwa through rhododendron, and bamboo forest. The trail follows the river through another tiny settlement known as Bamboo, which has some teahouses and crosses 3 streams before arriving at Dovan (7,940 feet/2,430 meters) where you will rest for the night.
Day 05: Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp
Start with a continuous climb through intermittent bamboo forests. The valley becomes increasingly hemmed in by ever-steeper slopes, which witness periodic avalanches. You can rest at Hotel Himalayan (2,873meters) before the climb to Hike (3,139 meters). Walk through Bagar to Machhapuchare Base Camp for an overnight rest.
Day 06: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp
Today you will take a hike of approximately 2 hours to Annapurna Base Camp (4,095 meters). The trail follows a tributary of the Modi Khola. Overnight rest at Annapurna.
Day 07: Trek down to Dovan
Today’s trail passes through Machhapuchare Base Camp and all the way downhill to Hinku Cave. This area is called Annapurna Sanctuary, since it is totally surrounded by mountains. Get spectacular mountain views as you hike along the trail, before you rest for the night.
Day 08: Trek to Chhomrong.
Descend along the trail to Dovan, through bamboo and rhododendron forests, with superb mountain views to Bamboo. This stretch of trail is the most subject to avalanches. Spend the night at Chhomrong.
Day 09: Trek to Tadapani
The trail descends down to Kumrong and all the way to Tadapani. Get a superb view of Annapurna I, Nilgiri, and Dhaulagiri mountains, as well as the forest of rhododendron flowers.
Day 10: Trek to Ghorepani
Ascend the trail to get magnificent views of the western Himalayas, all the way to the base of the best viewpoint of Poonhill called Ghorepani. This point can be accessed either from Tirkhedhunga or from the natural hot spring at Tatopani.
Day 11: Trek to Ulleri 
Climb for 1-hour from Ghorepani to reach Poonhill where you can explore beautiful mountains, such as Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna I & Annapurna South. It is best taken at dawn to catch the best light. Return from Poonhill and descend to Ulleri for an overnight rest.
Day 12 : Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara
From the large Magar village of Ulleri, the path descends some stone steps to Tirkhedhunga, traveling through cultivated areas and pastures, as well as dense forest of rhododendron. Continue to Nayapul and then drive 2 hours to Pokhara for an overnight rest and the end of the tour.

Cost Included:

  • Tourist Bus transfer- Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Twin sharing tea house accommodation during 12 days ABC trek.
  • Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara by taxi/jeep/bus transfer
  • Trekking permit-ACAP and TIMS cards
  • English Speaking guide and all his expenses like salary, meals, accommodation and transfer
  • 3 times meals- breakfast, lunch and dinner(the main course) during trekking
  • Twin sharing hotel accommodation with breakfast in Pokhara before and after the trek.
  • Emergency rescue operation assistance in case of emergency(paid by your Travel Insurance)
  • All the government taxes and company service charge.

Cost Not Include:

  • Airport pick up and departure transfer.
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu but we can book on your request.
  • Private car transfer or flight cost between Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Travel Insurance in case of emergency for Heli rescue and other medication
  • Porter to carry luggage - but we arrange on your request 1 porter between 2 clients. 
  • Any kind of drinks and desert like beer, water, tea/coffee, hot water, chocolate/rice pudding, pie and pancake.
  • Expenses of personal nature like telephone, internet, wifi, hot shower, battery charging
  • Additional cost that beyond our control due to the landslides, weather condition, illness, change of government policies, strikes, and physical condition.
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • All the cost not mention on above cost includes.

Trek Gear List: No need to bring unnecessary trekking equipment with you for trekking in Nepal. The following trekking equipment and gears are recommended before trekking in Nepal. Most of the trekking equipment what you will need can be rented or purchased  in Nepal either in Kathmandu or Pokhara at cheap price. We will help you with the necessary arrangements. Except your day pack all the luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 15kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking part of the trip can be stored in the storage room of hotel without extra cost.
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection
Lower Body:
Under Garments
Hiking shorts
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Thin, lightweight inner socks
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
Upper Body:
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket

Lightweight gloves
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)
Sleeping bag rated to zero DC 
Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
Trekking Bags/Duffel bag 
Basic First Aid Kit
Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Trekking Poles
Water bottle (2) or camel bag
Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
1 medium sized quick drying towel
Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
Nail clippers
Face and body moisturizer
Feminine hygiene products
Small mirror
Personal Hygiene:
Wet wipes (baby wipes)
Tissue /toilet roll
Anti bacterial hands wash
Trail Map/Guide book
Journal & Pen
Pencils and small notebooks
Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
Modest swim suits (for Kathmandu)

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