Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek 12N 13D


  • Experience the unique and scenic drive through the amazing valleys along the rivers and below the massive hills, gorges and terrains while en route from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back.
  • Ample chance to explore the beautiful forest, countrysides, villages, etc. situated at high elevations.
  • Explore from the vantage points en route the trek.
  • The greatest views of Annapurna Massifs, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) with other snowy peaks.
  • Surround oneself with these massive peaks upfront up close without summiting them.
  • Great views of Annapurna South/I/III, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, Manaslu, etc.
  • Breathtaking panoramic views of the mountains of the Western Himalayan range of Nepal.
  • Several attractions, breathtaking scenery, the unique culture of the ethnic people of the Annapurna region.

The Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek 12N 13D offers a lifetime experience of traveling in the marvelous mountains with fantastic opportunities to view spectacular horizons of magnificent snowy peaks, glaciers, wildlife and lush green alpine meadows. This trek overlooks the challenges in the Annapurna region and base camp area and awards the travelers with terrific views of some of the highest mountains in the world including Annapurna Massifs, and other popular mountains like Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, Manaslu, etc. This is another highly recommended trekking in Nepal and is one of the most popular treks in the world.

This Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) with 12 Nights 13 Days package starts off from Kathmandu with a drive to Pokhara and Nayapul, the later is where our actual trek begins and ends. En route our trek, we will cross several major check-points like Ghandruk, Chhomrong, Bamboo, Dovan and even Machhhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC), before reaching Annapurna Base Camp at 4130m. The trail of our trek penetrates numerous valleys, ridges and brides, rivers, vibrant alpine forests of rhododendron, bamboos, oaks, etc. and even gives us the opportunities to spot the mountain wildlife as well. We will spend a night on ABC and explore the vista to the fullest. Our return trail will be the same as arrival; from Chhomrang, we proceed to Jhinu Danda, Siwai, Syauli Bazaar and Birethanti to reach Nayapul- the pick-up point to return Pokhara. We will spend another night in Pokhara and drive back to Kathmandu. Even there are varieties of trekking in the Annapurna region with different routes and trails, this trek is more concentrated in the ABC with a direct route and is more flexible for customization as per one’s interest and need.

This incredible journey to the Annapurna Base Camp Trek 12N 13D is designed for all those who can walk in the mountain terrains for at least 5-7 hours a day. The primary goal of this trek is to perceive the Annapurna South from the base camp at 4130m and get the opportunity to enjoy the vantage point at Annapurna Sanctuary and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) Base Camp (MBC). This trek brings you some of the greatest views of massive peaks up front as close as one can get without conquering these peaks which is why this wonderful venture attaining its popularity atop others.

The mid-hills cultural areas inhabited by the Gurung, Magar, Brahmin and Chhetri castes, Dramatic views of Annapurna and fishtail on the way to and from Base Camp. We get to behold a whole range of bio-diversity on the trails & conserved wildlife and vegetation, with a natural hot spring. This is a trek that stirs your natural emotions for the wild…

This Annapurna Base Camp ABC Trek is based on a combination of road trips and trekking. The trip can always be customized according to the requirements with addition or deduction of the trip days to suit one’s comfort and also altering the mode of transportation as per your travel duration and to reduce exhaustion.


Summary of the Season and Weather in Annapurna Base Camp

Spring: March, April, May: Calm and Clear – Best time to trek ABC

Summer: June, July, August: Monsoon – Less favorable, heavy rainfall, deteriorating weather.

Autumn: September, October, November: Post Monsoon, mostly clear and stable – Popular season for trekking to ABC, intermittent rainfall is expected, Also best for trekking.

Winter: December, January, February: Cold, snowy, stable, dry, foggy – Offseason, less trekking activities in ABC.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Kathmandu Arrival
  • Day 2Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour. Permit and Trek Preparation Day.
  • Day 3Kathmandu to Pokhara (1400m): Drive 6-7 hours.
  • Day 4Pokhara to Nayapul (2070m): Drive 2 hours. Nayapul to Ghandruk (1940m): Trek 4 hours.
  • Day 5Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m): Trek 5 hours.
  • Day 6Chhomrong to Dovan (2540m): Trek 4-5 hours, 8km.
  • Day 7Dovan to Machhapuchhre Base Camp-MBC (3700m): Trek 5-6 hours, 8.5 km
  • Day 8Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC) to Annapurna Base Camp-ABC (4130m): Trek 2-3 hours, 3 km
  • Day 9Annapurna Base Camp-ABC to Bamboo (2310m): Trek 6 hours, 12.7 km
  • Day 10Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m): Trek 5 hours, 8.5 km
  • Day 11Jhinu Danda to Nayapul (2070m): Trek 6 hours. Nayapul to Pokhara (1400m): Drive 1:30m, 13.5 km
  • Day 12Pokhara to Kathmandu: Drive 6-7 hours
  • Day 13Farewell Departure.
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What's Included

  • Ground transportation: By private vehicle for airport-hotel transfers.
  • Ground transportation: By private vehicle for Kathmandu-Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara-Kathmandu transfers.
  • Kathmandu Accommodation: Two-night with breakfast in a 3-star hotel.
  • Pokhara Accommodation: Two-night with breakfast in a 3-star hotel.
  • Accommodation during the trek: Best available twin sharing lodge/guesthouse.
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner during the trek. Complimentary tea or coffee.
  • Guide: An experienced and skilled English-speaking trekking guide.
  • Porter: To carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter/20kg), includes their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.
  • Travel Wears: Down jacket, sleeping bag, a duffel bag, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion).
  • Paperwork and Permits: TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card, a special mandatory card for safety and security of all trekkers in Nepal.
    • For TIMS, please provide us your 3 passport-sized photos and a copy of the passport. Please make sure you have them.
    • Travel insurance is essential to acquire permission for trekking in Nepal and for obtaining the TIMS Card. Please make sure you have it done already and provide us the copy.
  • TIMS fee and National Park fee.
  • Permits: ACAP, a special trekking permit. All necessary paperwork and permits (For ACAP, please provide us your 3 passport sized photos). Please make sure you have them.
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Farewell dinner with Nepali cuisine.
  • Any International airfare.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary.
  • Cold drinks, water, snacks, alcoholic beverages and other personal expenses.
  • Nepal entry visa: How to obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu?
  • Hot shower during the trek.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Any tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers.
  • Any expenses incurred in the unplanned extra day due to unforeseen events, natural calamities, flight cancellation due to weather, etc.