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 53 reviews submitted.
Walking & Trekking
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GBP £878
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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
Indicates how physically exerting a trip is, and how fit you will need to be to enjoy it. More info on physical ratings
Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
HNXS
This trip generates 18.39 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
  • Witness the sheer beauty 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.

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 - USD55
  • Kathmandu - In Focus: Cook in Kathmandu Urban Adventure - USD66
  • Kathmandu - Spiritual Nepal Experience Urban Adventure - USD68

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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 1,13,14 (Hotel) and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. You may be asked 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 53 reviews submitted.
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Piyali · Traveled November 2023
We have just completed the Intrepid Annapurna Base Camp trip and cannot recommend it enough. A wonderful journey through the mountains, hills and terraces of Nepal. A challenging trek leaving you exhilarated and in awe of the most beautiful mountains and countryside ever seen. If you do one challenge in life do this. Cannot praise Intrepid and the team who encouraged us all the way, enough. We made some wonderful new acquaintances as well as meeting some exceptionally inspiring people - thank you Intrepid for making my dream to see the Himalayas come true.
Review submitted 18 Nov 2023

David · Traveled November 2023
Review submitted 20 Nov 2023

Paul · Traveled October 2023
What an incredible trip. The beauty and majesty of Nepal was showcased throughout this trek. I highly recommend both the trek and Intrepid, excellent Tour Leader, guides and well supported by porters. Trip was well managed and throughly enjoyable!
Review submitted 10 Nov 2023

Amanda · Traveled October 2023
Fabulous tour and guide! Picked this itinerary because it gave different nights at MBC and ABC to enjoy more big mountain time, and it gave more time to explore Pokhara.
Review submitted 15 Nov 2023

Peter · Traveled October 2023
This trip was awesome! Many thanks to Jimmee, Neerai and Beevus for being excellent trail guides and looking after us so well. The route is beautiful and the mountains are stunning. I will remember this trip for very long time.
Review submitted 12 Nov 2023
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
From
GBP £878