Express Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 9 Days

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  • 1 PAX US$645
  • 2 PAX US$556
  • 3 PAX US$539
  • 4 PAX US$520
  • 5-10 PAX US$508
  • 11-20 PAX US$499
Price Per Person US$ 499 All included Services

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  • Awe-inspiring views of some of the world’s highest peaks, including Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna South (7,219m), Machapuchare (6,993m) and Hiunchuli (6,441m).
  • Suspension bridges hanging over deep gorges and challenging mountain passes.
  • Witnessing the golden rays of the sun illuminating the snow-capped peaks create a breathtaking spectacle from Machapuchare Base Camp (MBC) and Annapurna Base Camp (ABC).
  • See a sunrise view from Poon Hill.
  • Opportunity to soothe your tired muscles and rejuvenate yourself in natural hot springs located in Jhinu Danda.
  • Explore various traditional Gurung and Magar villages like Ghandruk and Landruk.
  • Breathtaking mountain views along the trek.
  • Experience the local culture, lifestyle, and warm hospitality of the people and learn about their traditions and customs.
  • Explore beautiful glaciers and waterfalls along with green forests, various wildlife, natural hot spring.
  • Teahouses and lodges that offer basic but comfortable accommodation and warm meals.
  • Several Buddhist monasteries and prayer flags to experience the spiritual ambiance.

Express Annapurna Base Camp Trek Overview:

Amazing Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trek is a popular hiking route in Nepal, known for its stunning mountain scenery and the opportunity to reach the base camp of one of the world’s highest peaks, Mount Annapurna. The Annapurna mountain range in western Nepal is home to ABC. It is located in the Annapurna Sanctuary, a natural amphitheater surrounded by high hills, at an elevation of 4130 meters (13,550 ft). About 120 kilometers northwest of Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital city, is where you’ll find the base camp.

The Annapurna mountain range is more than 100 kilometers long and has several peaks that climb above 7000 meters. The trek offers awe-inspiring views of some of the world’s highest peaks, including Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna South (7,219m), Machapuchare (6,993m) and Hiunchuli (6,441m). The panoramic vistas of these majestic mountains are simply unforgettable. These peaks form a magnificent and distinct environment that encircles the Annapurna Base camp.

The Annapurna Base Camp or Annapurna Region’s geography is distinguished by its varied topography, which includes dense forests, undulating hills, terraced agriculture, and high-elevation glacier valleys. Trekkers who complete the route to ABC get a comprehensive understanding of Nepalese geography and culture. The trek starts in the lowland areas near Nayapul, at an elevation of around 1,070 meters. This region is characterized by terraced fields, small villages, and lush green vegetation.

Annapurna Base Camp

In Annapurna Base Trek, you follow the Modi Khola River, you’ll trek through river valleys, crossing suspension bridges and encountering beautiful waterfalls along the way. As you ascend, the landscape gradually changes to mid-hills and dense forests. This Annapurna Base Camp trek takes you through Rhododendron and bamboo forests, where you’ll witness vibrant blooms of rhododendron flowers (especially during the spring season). The forests are home to a variety of flora and fauna, including diverse bird species, monkeys, and even rare animals like the elusive red panda.

One of the notable features of the trek is the Ulleri staircase. It is a section of the trail consisting of around 3,000 stone steps that take you uphill through the village of Ulleri. This steep ascent can be challenging but rewarding, providing panoramic views of the surrounding valleys and mountains. As you reach higher altitudes, the landscape transitions into alpine meadows and the Modi Khola Valley. These areas offer expansive views of the mountains and are surrounded by towering peaks.

You’ll trek along the Modi Khola River, following its path as it cuts through deep gorges and carves its way through the rugged terrain. You can also hike up to Poon Hill (3,210m) to witness a breathtaking sunrise over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. The trail then continues through dense bamboo and rhododendron forests, leading you to the village of Bamboo. The serene surroundings and the sound of the river make this a tranquil place to rest.

As you trek higher, the vegetation changes, and the landscape becomes more rugged. The trail passes through a narrow gorge and climbs steadily towards Deurali, located at an altitude of 3,230 meters. Along the way, you’ll witness stunning waterfalls, impressive rock formations, and occasional glimpses of wildlife. Located at an altitude of around 3,700 meters, MBC is a popular stop on the trek. Explore the area and enjoy the breathtaking views of Machapuchare (Fishtail Mountain) and the surrounding peaks. The sunrise from MBC is particularly enchanting. The ultimate destination of the trek is the Annapurna Base Camp itself.

Spend some time at the base camp, marvel at the grandeur of the surrounding peaks, and soak in the serene atmosphere of this glacial basin. Enjoy the sunset and sunrise views, which are truly unforgettable.

The Annapurna region is home to diverse flora and fauna. Keep an eye out for wildlife such as Himalayan Thar, musk deer, and various bird species like pheasants, eagles, and vultures. The region is a paradise for nature enthusiasts and bird watchers. On the way back from the base camp, you have the opportunity to relax in natural hot springs located in Jhinu Danda. Soaking in these hot springs is a great way to soothe your tired muscles and rejuvenate yourself. During the spring season (March-April), the trek is adorned with vibrant rhododendron flowers in various hues, turning the forests into a picturesque paradise.

Ghandruk is a traditional Gurung village located along the trekking route. Take the opportunity to explore the village, visit local homes, and experience the warm hospitality of the Gurung community. You can also learn about their traditional lifestyle, culture, and customs. Another charming village on the way to ABC is Landruk. Explore the village’s narrow streets, stone houses, and terraced fields. It offers beautiful views of the surrounding landscapes and is an excellent place for cultural immersion.

Along the trail, you’ll find teahouses and lodges that offer basic but comfortable accommodation and warm meals. Staying in these teahouses gives you a chance to connect with fellow trekkers from around the world. Safety is always a priority during the ABC trek, and it is crucial to trek with an experienced guide who is knowledgeable about the terrain, weather conditions, and altitude-related risks. In conclusion, the ABC trek is a remarkable journey that combines natural beauty, physical challenges, cultural immersion, and personal growth. It leaves trekkers with a profound sense of achievement, a deeper connection to nature, and memories that will be cherished for a lifetime.


The Gurung, Magar, and Thakali populations are among the many ethnic groups that call the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) region home. These communities have their own unique rituals, traditions, and ways of life, as well as a rich and distinctive cultural history.

The Gurung people, who make up the majority of the inhabitants of the ABC region, are renowned for their warmth and friendliness. They are incredibly proud of their heritage and have a long history of military customs. The iconic Ghantu dance, which is done at festivals and festivities, is just one of the traditional dances that the Gurung people are well-known for.

Another significant ethnic group in the area is the Magar, who have a long history in agriculture and animal husbandry. They follow their own distinctive traditions and rituals, such as the Magar wedding ceremony, which is characterized by feasting, dancing, and music.

A minority in the area, the Thakali people are renowned for their trade and economic prowess. Their traditional architecture, including their characteristic stone dwellings, may still be seen in some areas of the ABC region. They have a rich cultural legacy.
Accommodations and logistics


From modest teahouses to opulent resorts, the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) region offers a variety of lodging alternatives. Trekkers have the option to stay in teahouses, which are modest lodgings maintained by local families that provide straightforward rooms and meals while on the trail. Trekkers can fully immerse themselves in local culture and customs in the teahouses, which offer a distinctive and authentic trekking experience.

In the route of Annapurna Base Camp, there are also upscale resorts in the area that provide cozy accommodations, hot showers, and delectable meals. For individuals who want more luxurious accommodations and are willing to pay more for them, these lodges are a wonderful choice.

Touch The Himalaya can easily handle the Annapurna Base camp trek’s logistics. We are able to organize the required permissions, guide and porter services, transportation, and lodging. Additionally, experts can help trekkers get ready for their adventure by giving them useful information on the trek.

It is crucial to remember that the Annapurna Base camp trip is a moderate and remote journey, so it is advised to be well-equipped and have the right supplies. The region’s shifting weather patterns and the possibility of altitude sickness should also be considered by hikers.


The climate in the Annapurna Base Camp trek region varies based on the season and altitude. The trekking trail passes through different climatic zones, ranging from subtropical to alpine. The best time to undertake this trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. During these months, the weather is generally pleasant, with mild temperatures and clear skies. The daytime temperatures at lower altitudes can range from 15°C to 25°C (59°F to 77°F), while at higher altitudes, especially near the base camp, the temperatures can drop below freezing point. It’s important to pack appropriate clothing layers to accommodate the changing temperatures.

Difficulty Level:

The Annapurna Base Camp trek is considered to be a moderate trek suitable for trekkers with a reasonable level of fitness. It does not require any technical climbing skills or previous mountaineering experience. However, there are sections with steep ascents and descents, and the trail can be rocky and uneven at times. The highest point of the trek is reaching the Annapurna Base Camp at an altitude of approximately 4,130 meters (13,550 feet). Altitude sickness can be a concern for some individuals, so it’s important to acclimatize properly and take necessary precautions. Hiring an experienced guide is recommended to ensure a safe and enjoyable trek.


The duration of the Annapurna Base Camp trek can vary depending on the chosen itinerary and hiking pace. On average, the trek takes around 7 to 12 days to complete. The duration can be shorter or longer based on individual preferences, acclimatization needs, and side trips. A typical itinerary includes trekking through picturesque villages such as Ghorepani and Tadapani, reaching the Annapurna Base Camp, and returning via the same trail. It’s important to allow sufficient time for acclimatization and to enjoy the stunning mountain vistas along the way.

Best Time to Trek:

The best time to undertake the Annapurna Base camp trek is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season from March to May and the post-monsoon (autumn) season from September to November. During these months, the weather is generally stable with clear skies, making for excellent mountain views.


Like most treks in Nepal, you’ll need to obtain the necessary permits for the Annapurna Base camp trek. This includes the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card.

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Arrive Kathmandu and Transfer to hotel

Max. Altitude: 1400m/4593ft. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel
Max. Altitude: 1400m/4593 ft. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 stars hotel
Max. Altitude: 920 m/ 3,018 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
Max. Altitude: 1,430m/ 4,691ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/Lodge
Max. Altitude: 2,800m/ 9,186 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
Max. Altitude: 2,540 m/ 8,333ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
Max. Altitude: 2,020 m/ 6,627 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guesthouese/Lodge
Max. Altitude: 2,600 m/ 8,530 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
Max. Altitude: 3,700 m/ 12,139 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
Max. Altitude: 4,130 m / 13,549 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
Max. Altitude: 2,340m/ 7,677 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
Max. Altitude: 1,780m / 5,839 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
Max. Altitude: 1,070 m / 3,510 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
Max. Altitude: 1,400m/ 4,593ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel
Max. Altitude: 1,400m/ 4,593ft Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel

Itinerary Note:

This itinerary is just the guide line, it can be changed (longer or shorter) as per our client's wishes, fitness, ground reality and weather condition. If you're not satisfied or have an alternative plan please feel free to discuss it with us By Clicking :- ASK QUESTION or COSTOMIZE YOUR TRIP.

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What's Included / Excluded

Cost Incluldes

  • Airport picks up and drops off by Car, jeep, Hiace, or Bus. Depends on the number of arrives.
  • Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner according to the suitability of our client’s time.
  • Beginning two nights stay on arrival in Kathmandu in a tourist standard hotel with breakfast included (twin share basis)
  • Two night Hotel in Pokhara (Before and after the trek)
  • Kathmandu -Pokhara-Kathmandu Transfer by tourist bus and from Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara by private Vehicle.
  • All necessary trekking and permit & fees,  Entry Permit, Annapurna Conservation Area permit (ACAP Permit) and TIMs cards.
  • Three meals a day during the trek
  •  All accommodation during trek
  • An experienced, English-speaking, government-licensed, first aid-trained special trekking guide and assistant guide (more then 8 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Expert  porters (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Duffel bag, (to be returned after trip completion), complementary trekking maps. If needed down jacket and sleeping bag will be provided in rent.
  • Staff costs include their salary, insurance, equipment, transport, food, and accommodation.
  • Rescue arrangements if necessary.
  • Basic First-aid kit (carried by your trekking guide)
  • All government and local taxes for Trekking, Agency service charges and government tax/vat.
  • Achievement Certificate

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare and Nepal visa fee.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and in Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than in the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal insurance which covers medical, emergency evacuation, loss or theft of property.
  • Personal gears and equipment.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, hot showers, battery charging, Wifi, etc
  • Entry fees and costs in sightseeing (temples, monasteries, etc)
  • Tips and gratitude provided to guide and porter.

Fixed Departure


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  • Above mentioned departure dates “AVILABLE”‘ means these dates are currently open for bookings for the particular Trek. If the mentioned dates are not suitable with your preferred date, you can make your own private trip by clicking the box billow in the bottom.
  • A date “GUARANTEED” means that we give guarantees that the costumers will be able to start theirs trek on the specified date, regardless of whether the seats are fully booked or not.
  • “LIMITED”‘ Status refers to a type of seats booking for the trek, that has been certain seats available to book
  • In the status, “CLOSED” means that the Trekkers seats are fully booked and there are no more seats available for new booking. Trekkers may be put on a waitlist for a chance to get a seat if there are cancellations unless your are requested to plan your own private trip by clicking the box billow in the bottom.

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