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  • Visit Phewa and Begnas Lakes, caves like Mahendra Cave and Bat cave and temples like Bindhyabasini and Tal Barahi in Pokhara
  • Explore the unique and vibrant tradition and culture of Magar and Gurung people
  • Trek inside the Annapurna Conservation Area habitat of various exotic plants, animals and birds
  • Dive into the natural hot spring in Jhinu and relax while being surrounded by outstanding beauty of nature
  • Stand at the foot of Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Machhapuchhre
  • Catch outstanding view of sunrise over mountains of Annapurna range from Poon Hill
  • Enjoy the panoramic view of mountains like Annapurna, Machhapuchhare, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Varaha Shikhar, Lamjung Himal, etc.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek 14 Days

Our Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes you through the lap of Annapurna and Machhapuchhre. Because of its diversity in cultural and natural landscapes, it has remained a famous destination over the years. Trekking through the Annapurna region, you will get to experience the feeling of exploring the whole country because the trekking trail itself is diverse enough to represent the geography of Nepal. During the trek, enjoy vibrant forests of rhododendron and oak trees near the flowing rivers. You will get the exceptionally great views of high Himalayan peaks around each corner. One of the best sunrise/sunset viewpoints lies at Poon Hill, a memorable moment on our Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Annapurna Conservation Area also has a diverse range of flora and fauna. You get to witness a variety of wildlife and plants while trekking in this region. Apart from that, the warm hospitality of the Gurung and Magar community and other aspects of their culture and tradition make your trip unforgettable. Annapurna is the 10th highest mountain, and the feeling of standing at the foot of the mighty Annapurna and beholding the surrounding is priceless.

Another amazing thing to do during the trek is dipping into the hot springs of Jhinu surrounded by the forest. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek also gives you the opportunity to gain an insight into the lifestyle and culture of the indigenous Gurung and Magar people. Before the actual trek starts, you will also get to explore Kathmandu Valley and the charming lakeside city of Pokhara.

Route to Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek starts with a scenic bus ride to Pokhara. After a short ride to Nayapul on the next day, you will start your trek and head towards Hile. Then, you will trek towards Ghorepani and Tadapani via Poon Hill. Then, you will head towards Chhomrong and then to Dovan crossing Chhomrong Khola. The trail takes you to Deurali via Hotel Himalaya and finally to Annapurna Base Camp through Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Then, you will return to Bamboo tea house and to Jhinu Danda. The next day, you will head towards Nayapul and drive to Pokhara. The same bus ride will take you back to Kathmandu on day 13.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek 14 Days Difficulty

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a moderately difficult trail. During this trip, most of the stops lie at an altitude lower than 3000 meters. Only for two days, you have to stay at an elevation higher than that. The most difficult thing to do during this trek is to walk for an average of 5-6 hours a day for 10 days. The trail, however, is well developed and well marked. You may also feel a bit daunting to climb the 3000 steps to Ulleri village on the 4th day. On the 9th day, you will walk a steep trail towards Annapurna Base Camp, so you need to proceed slowly and steadily.

Though this trek doesn’t strictly require strong preparation, it will help to have some trekking experience and cardio exercises a few weeks before the trip. The temperature during this trip will be bearable with some cold nights at high altitudes and during winter.


First Day

Day 1:Arrival at Kathmandu

• Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel
• Altitude: 1345 m
When you arrive at Kathmandu airport, our representatives will come to pick you up with your name on a signboard. Then you will be transferred to a 3-star hotel in Thamel. After that, you can either go shopping for your trek or stroll around the streets of Thamel. You will be given a short tour briefing of the tour then you can explore the cafes, restaurants, and bars in the evening.

Second Day

Day 2:Drive/Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara

• Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel
• Trek Hours: 6-7 hours
• Altitude: 820 m
• Private Vehicle
You will have have a scenic bus ride to the Pokhara after having breakfast. On this 6-7 hour of the bus ride, you will enjoy the mesmerizing landscapes, river valleys covered with green forests. When you reach Pokhara, you will be transferred to a 3-star hotel where you will rest for a while and set out to explore the city. Pokhara has many beautiful things to offer you including beautiful lakes, caves and temples. Later, you can explore the vibrant streets with modern cafes and bars.

Third Day

Day 3:Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and Trek to Hile

• Accommodation: Tea House
• Trek Hours: 2 hours + 4-5 hours
• Altitude: 1430 m
• Private Vehicle
You will have your breakfast in the city and drive to Nayapul. After almost one and a half-hour of the ride, your trekking journey begins from Nayapul. You will pass through Birethanti (1,065 m) which is the perfect vantage point to capture the beautiful landscapes and lush green forests. You will get to listen to the chirping birds and the flowing rivers as you embrace the view of glorious Annapurna range on the horizon. These surroundings will keep you motivated throughout the trekking. After walking about 4-5 hours, you will reach Hile where you spend your night at comfortable tea house.

Fourth Day

Day 4:Trek to Ghorepani

• Accommodation:
• Trek Hours: 5-6 hours
• Altitude: 2874 m
After having breakfast in Hile, your trek to Ghorepani begins. You will have to climb the stone-paved steep stairs to Ulleri village (2070 m). You will pass through many Magar settlements. After conquering 3300 steps of Ulleri, you will have spectacular views of Mt. Fishtail (6997 m), Hiunchuli (6441 m), Gandharva Chuli (6248 m) and Annapurna (7219m) from the southern part of Ghorepani. You will cross many rhododendron and oak forests to get to Ghorepani. You will spend your night there at a teahouse.

Fifth Day

Day 5:Hike to Poon Hill (3193 m) and trek to Tadapani

• Accommodation: Tea House
• Trek Hours: 5-6 hours
• Altitude: 2630 m
On this day, you will hike to Poon Hill early in the morning to witness a glorious sunrise over the Himalayan ranges. You will catch an admirable glimpse of sunrise over Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Dhawalagiri. After that, you will have your lunch at Poonhill and walk to Tadapani. On the way, you will get a glimpse of Mt. Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Annapurna III (7855 m), Machhapuchhare (6993 m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche Peak (6920m), Nilgiri (6940m), Annapurna IV (7525 m), Annapurna II (7937 m) and Lamjung Himal (6931 m).

Sixth Day

Day 6:Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong

• Accommodation: Tea House
• Trek Hours: 4-5 hours
• Altitude: 2170 m
Today, you will descend down the ridge covered with oak and rhododendron forests from Tadapani. As we walk further to our destination, you should be able to see the spectacular South peak and Mt. Fishtail to the other side of the valley. When you reach Chhomrong, you can explore the town and the Gurung villages. Apart from that, you get a chance to view exotic bird species in their natural habitats.

Seventh Day

Day 7:Trek to Dovan

• Accommodation: Tea House
• Trek Hours: 4-5 hours
• Altitude: 2600 m
On this day, you will descend through 2,500 stone stairs down to Chhomrong river. Then you climb a rocky trail again. You cross the local town of Sinuwa on the way and continue walking downhill through the forests. Most of the day, you will spend walking past the bamboo forest which is damp and cold route full of Rhododendron and Oak. Walking past the forest, you will reach Dovan where you will be spending your night at a tea house.

Eighth Day

Day 8:Trek to Deurali

• Accommodation: Tea House
• Trek Hours: 5-6 hours
• Altitude: 3230 m
You will ascend the steady rocky trail to get to Hotel Himalaya. This village is positioned perfectly to give the scenic view of glacier rivers and forests. Ascending further the same route, you will reach Deurali. Rest of the day, you will stroll around Deurali. You can get the mesmerizing panoramic view of Annapurna range from there. Even though the area lacks vegetation due to extremely cold weather, you can get the extraordinary views of glaciers, rivers, and waterfalls.

Ninth Day

Day 9:Hike to Annapurna Base Camp through Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700 m)

• Accommodation: Tea House
• Trek Hours: 6-7 hours
• Altitude: 4130 m
After a week of trekking, we will mark our final destination (Annapurna Base Camp) on the 9th day. You will have your breakfast at Deurali and set off for Machhapuchhre Base Camp. You will ascend gentle slope along the river and then ascend the steep rocky trail to get to Machhapuchhre Base Camp. This trail is quite challenging to ascend uphill from Bagar. However, the rewarding view from the Base Camp will make you forget the fatigue of the whole trip. You will have the stunning view of the majestic Machhapuchhre, Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III Gandharva, and Gangapurna Chuli from there.
After spending a few moments at Machhapuchhre Base Camp, you will ascend furthermore to get to Annapurna Base Camp (south), experience clear 360-degree views of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, and other peaks. You will spend a night there under the pollution-free starry sky.

Tenth Day

Day 10:Journey Back to Bamboo

• Accommodation: Tea House
• Trek Hours: 6-7 hours
• Altitude: 2310 m
After spending the night at Annapurna Base Camp, you will return to Bamboo village following the same trail through Chhomrong. You will then walk downhill enjoying the scenic landscapes around. You will spend your night in Bamboo at a tea house.

Eleventh Day

Day 11:Trek to Jhinu Danda from Bamboo

• Accommodation: Tea House
• Trek Hours: 5-6 hours
• Altitude: 1780 m
This day offers you the chance to dive into the hot springs of Jhinu Danda. On this day, you will ascend to Kuldidhar from Bamboo and descend down to Chhomrong Khola. The trail leads you to Ala-Sinuwa which is covered with rhododendron, oak and bamboo forest. You will climb uphill from Chhomrong Khola to get to the Chhomrong village. Then you will walk the steep path toward Jhinu Danda and have a 20-minute walk from village to the tranquil beaches of Modi Khola. Then, you can dive into the natural hot springs at the bank of the Modi Khola.

Twelfth Day

Day 12:Trek from Jhinu to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara

• Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel
• Trek Hours: 4-5 hours
• Altitude: 820 m
• Private Vehicle
On the last day of trekking journey, you will trek to Nayapul from Jhinu following the zigzag path. You will walk down the tranquil path with amazing views of the mountains and landscapes. You will have your lunch and trek downhill to Nayapul crossing the Syauli Bazar on the way. We will board a private vehicle to take you to Pokhara where you will spend your night.

Thirteenth Day

Day 13:Drive/Fly back to Pokhara

• Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel
• Trek Hours: 6-7 hours
• Altitude: 1345 m
• Private Vehicle
On the 13th day of your journey, you will drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. Along the way, you can enjoy the beautiful landscapes and river valleys covered with green forests. You will have your lunch somewhere along the way on your 6-hours ride.
When you arrive in Kathmandu, you can spend the rest of your day relaxing at a 3-star hotel. You can go shopping for souvenirs at the streets of Thamel. You will get to spend the rest of your day resting or shopping for souvenirs at the local markets. In the evening as we all will gather to celebrate the success of our adventure and share our experiences and enjoy the farewell dinner.

Fourteenth Day

Day 14:Departure

Your trip concludes today. Our representatives will drop you off at the Kathmandu International Airport and bid you a warm farewell. You will fly to your homeland or your next destination from there. If you decide to extend your stay in Nepal, you can inform us. We will be more than happy to help you again on your next tour/trip.

  • Meals: 
    13 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 9 Dinners
  • Accommodation: 
    3-Star accommodation in Kathmandu for 2 days
    3-Star accommodation in Pokhara for 2 days
    Tea house accommodation along the way for 9 days
  • Transportation:   
    All land transportation with pickups and drops
  • Guides and Porters:
    One guide and assistant guide between 6 people 
    1 porter for two people (A porter can carry up to 30 kg)
  • Entry Fees and Permits:
    Annapurna Conservation Area Entrance Fee
    TIMS Card
  • Miscellaneous: 
    Down jacket, a Sleeping bag which should be refunded to the company after the trip
    Necessary paperwork with the government of Nepal and Tax department
    All the necessary insurance for the guides and porters
    First Aid service in case of minor injuries
    Salary, food, and accommodation for guides and porters
  • Any meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects (We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to any reason
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, cold drinks, bottled or boiled water, hot shower, etc.)
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including mineral water
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Tipping for the Sublime crew

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Yes, you can take a shower during the Annapurna Base Camp trek. If you want to take hot showers, you have to pay an extra charge and it will be available.

A porter shared between two people will carry 15 kgs for each person. Any extra weight should either be carried by yourself or you should pay an extra fee.

Yes, you can use the internet and cell phones during Annapurna Base Camp trek. Service providers like Nepal Telecom and Ncell will make it possible for you. The network may be weak in some rural places.