Annapurna Base Camp Trek

15 Days | Embark on a trek that you’ll never forget, where the rewards far outweigh the efforts

5 out of 5 based on 89 reviews submitted.
Walking & trekking
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From ancient kingdoms to majestic mountain vistas, trek through the breathtaking Himalayan landscape of the Annapurna Ranges. Pass awe-inspiring glaciers, stay on the banks of pristine rivers, cross mountain pastures, dip into natural hot springs and encounter mule trains carrying supplies to remote villages. Rest and revive in cosy mountain teahouses and meet friendly locals along the way. Time spent in Kathmandu and Pokhara completes the adventure with insights into Nepali culture and tradition.

ALTERNATE ITINERARY:
Due to the nature of outdoor travel, please be aware that this trip will operate on an amended itinerary in high risk weather conditions.

Trip overview

Map of Annapurna Base Camp Trek including Nepal
Start
Kathmandu, Nepal
Finish
Pokhara, Nepal
Theme
Walking & trekking
Destinations
Nepal
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
HNXS
This trip generates 19 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Sagarmatha Next. Donations help them remove waste responsibly and turn rubbish into art in the Everest region. of the diverse Himalayan landscape as you hike through remote villages, fairy-tale forests, vast moorlands cut by cascading rivers and the blue-hued peaks of base camp as they glow under starlight!
  • Experience a magical sunrise over the Annapurna ranges from the spectacular heights of Poon Hill – an early morning hike to this prime spot will be well worth the effort.
  • Relax and unwind in Pokhara after your trek, choose to cruise along Phewa Tal (Lake) and gaze up at snow-capped mountains or opt for a relaxing massage to rejuvenate those tired legs.
  • Be accompanied by an experienced trek leader along with assistant guides and porters, who will not only give you all the support and guidance you need along the way, but also introduce you to the rich local Sherpa culture.
  • Know that you are supporting a company that operates their treks according to standards that provide respectful, safe and fair working conditions not only in Nepal, but on all trips globally.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Sagarmatha Next. Donations help them remove waste responsibly and turn rubbish into art in the Everest region.

Is this trip right for you?
  • There are 10 days of strenuous trekking on this trip. You’ll be trekking up to 8 hours a day and at altitudes over 4000 metres at times, so you need to be aware of altitude sickness. Visit intrepidtravel.com/altitude-sickness for more information.
  • It’s very important it is to be in excellent fitness and health, which means training in the lead up to your trip in order to be best prepared.
  • The trekking lodges, known as teahouses, that you stay in on the trek are very simple with only basic facilities. Hot water may not always be available and may cost extra, as will access to electricity points for charging devices. Wifi is available at some locations, but connections may be poor.
  • What you need to take will vary depending on the season you are trekking in and it’s important to be prepared. See some tips for what to pack here: intrepidtravel.com/adventures/packing-guide-for-trekking-in-nepal
  • The Annapurna trek is a popular route and you will encounter many other trekkers and groups on your trip during your hike and at the teahouses. If you are after a trek that sees less travellers and spends more time trekking through communities rather than on a more established route, see our Tamang Heritage & Langtang Valley Trek (HNXV).
  • Due to the nature of outdoor travel, please be aware that this trip will operate on an amended itinerary in high risk weather conditions.

Itinerary

Map of Annapurna Base Camp Trek including Nepal

Inclusions

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Hotel (4 nights), Teahouse (10 nights)

Add on activities
  • Kathmandu - Everest Scenic Flight (Including transfers) - USD240
  • Kathmandu - Rickshaw Night Explorer Urban Adventure - USD49
  • Kathmandu - Home Cooking Class Urban Adventure - USD60
  • Kathmandu - Spiritual Nepal Experience Urban Adventure - USD59

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement will only be included on Days 1, 2,13,14 (Hotel) and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. You will need to provide 2 passport size photographs for your trekking permit.
3. Due to the demands of travelling at high altitudes a Passenger Self Assessment Form is required for this trip. See here to inform yourself about altitude sickness: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/au/altitude-sickness
4. This trip ends in Pokhara. Intrepid offers a pre-arranged transfer and flight service option back to Kathmandu airport. Enquire with your agent at least 30 days prior to your trip departure.
5. Please be aware that in the event of an emergency evacuation, Intrepid does not have control over which helicopter service may be used. Some helicopters are not in regular use with Intrepid and have not passed our internal safety auditing.
6. As this trip ends in Pokhara, if you wish to transfer your stored luggage from Kathmandu to Pokhara we can arrange a private vehicle. Additional cost is 100 USD. This cost is divided among the interested participants.

Essential Trip Information

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Reviews

5 out of 5 based on 89 reviews submitted.
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Kylie · Traveled May 2024
Loved this trip. Would highly recommend, guides are amazing and scenery is unbelievable.
Review submitted 24 May 2024

Sienna · Traveled May 2024
Great trip! Loved the guides Sangam and Jyoti, would 100% do another trip with them.
Review submitted 24 May 2024

Graham · Traveled May 2024
An excellent trek. Professionally run by outstanding staff. Breathtaking country. Such a lifetime memory. Thankyou.
Review submitted 24 May 2024

Giulia · Traveled May 2024
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a lifetime experience! Everything was organised with extreme care and attention - the only thing to worry about was to hike! The leader Tirtha is a highly skilled, excellent guide, who took care of each one of us and shared his passion for the wonderful mountains and nature. The assistant guide Ram was amazing, handling various tasks and always ready to support us throughout the trek. The porters Bibek, Bishnu and Chandra were incredibly carrying our bags up and down the hills and cheering us up at every destination! The itinerary was well structured, every destination had a charm of its own, and the days allowed plenty of time to rest and get together to play cards or chat over a hot drink! Everything went smoothly and enjoyed every single moment! It's been a full immersion into Nepal and its culture, and all accommodations were excellent, providing the basics of what we needed with delicious food. The group was fantastic and felt so grateful to have shared this experience with such wonderful people.
Review submitted 20 May 2024

Amelia · Traveled May 2024
This trip was INCREDIBLE. The local knowledge is really what makes it. Titi our guide, Ram our assistant guide and our porters Bisnu, Bibek and Chandra all worked so hard and were so welcoming, supportive and professional. Everything ran so smoothly and I couldn't recommend these guys enough. Thank you so much for such a beautiful experience.
Review submitted 20 May 2024
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
From
USD $1,250