• April 13, 2024


Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek is quite possibly one of the most famous trips in Nepal. It is a very simple and lower altitude journey than other high elevation journeys in Nepal. This trip consolidates different territories, cultures, and untamed life reaching the highest elevation of 4130m/13549ft. Together with the most blowup and close-up perception of the Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, and Dhaulagiri.

It is a real sense that leads you vis-à-vis with an eight-thousander – for a moderately difficult journey, this is unimaginable! The intriguing Annapurna massif incorporates the world’s 10th-tallest pinnacle. Annapurna I (8,091 m) holds a practically deadly fascination for mountain climbers. It records the most elevated casualty proportion among the eight-thousanders. This imposing secretion separated, the ABC journey holds a few fortunes for the mountain charming.

Different features of this journey are the natural aquifers. Exceptionally unwinding and mending for your throbbing muscles. Additionally, ABC can be reached by passing MBC (Machhapuchhre Base Camp). What a euphoric second! Visit two base caps in one outing. Along with Annapurna Circuit, these paths welcome over two-thirds of the total travelers visiting Nepal.

In spring (March to May), it shows off numerous excellent blossoms including the national flower of Nepal: the Rhododendron. Orchids, sceneries of Annapurna to Manaslu massifs, and the deepest gorge of Kali Gandaki go with you during the trip. You will spot on occasion high falling torrents. Alongside, you shall explore individuals of various identities, particularly Gurung folks when visiting the Ghandruk historical and ethnic village. Depending upon which path you take, you may not go through Ghandruk however. The path is something very similar from Chomrung onwards however you can decide to incorporate or exclude Ghorepani Poon Hill and Ghandruk. Poonhill is a vantage point for the perspective of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges in addition to different peaks, especially during the sunrise and sunset.

The greater part of your journey to Annapurna Base Camp is spent below 4,000m/13,123ft. Notwithstanding, the landscape is demanding, with a great many steps (mostly in the first 2 days- more than 3380). This journey is reachable for any adventurer who is prepared to place in the arrangements and preparation required. Nonetheless, you should do the particular preparation to completely appreciate and appreciate this alluring Himalayan Venture! Varieties of vegetation to pass while trekking. Crossing from Ghandruk to Chhomrong, you witness thick woods of rhododendron, fern, oaks, and bamboo (mostly). As you travel passing Sinuwa and enter the Annapurna sanctuary, the jungles get even thicker. Tall oak trees become noticeable here. As you move higher up towards Deurali, the thick woodlands offer an approach to tall grasses.

The path takes you through an assortment of vegetation. While traveling from Ghandruk to Chomrung you are encircled by rhododendron, fern, oaks, and bamboo. When you cross Sinuwa to enter the Annapurna haven, the woodland gets thick. Tall oak trees become noticeable here. As you move higher up towards Deurali, the thick woodlands offer an approach to tall grass.

Nearer to Machapuchare headquarters, the landscape turns Alpine. You see patches of grass amid rocks till you reach your final destination-Annapurna Base Camp. The entire trip is settled in the Annapurna Conservation Area (7,629 sq km) which is the home to 1,226 styles of blossoming plants, 102 sorts of mammals, 474 species of birds, 33 categories of reptiles, and 22 varieties of amphibians.



Plan NPR 2000-3000($20-30) per person per day. It depends on how much you wish to spend as well. This covers lodging, food, and water. As the costs appear to be genuinely set all through every town, however, don’t worry about chasing around a town searching for a less expensive spot and make an effort not to stop at the primary hotel you see so adventurers are spread through the town. Only cash is accepted and there are no ATMs available during the trek. Withdraw cash in Pokhara where several ATM lounges are accessible. With the rise of elevation, the price of everything inclines too.


Do not forget to buy permits Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) and Trekkers’ Information Management Systems (TIMS) Card before trekking that are available in the offices of Nepal Tourism Board offices either in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

Get in


The journey to Annapurna Base Camp can be begun in a few towns near the lakeside city of Pokhara. To reach Pokhara, one can select either road or air. There are a few day-by-day flights, the 30-minute flight is unquestionably the most straightforward way. Reaching Pokhara by road is also accessible. Travelers can choose from a private luxury car to local buses. However, they are much slower and take 6-7 hours to travel 200 kilometers. Tourist buses depart every day from 6 am to 8 am run by different travel agencies at Tourist Bus Park, Sorakhutte. Local buses depart from New Bus Park. They are much more crowded and have narrow passages and seats making it somehow uncomfortable to sit. Catching local buses, HIACE, and tourist buses is less expensive costing around $8-$10. Hiring a private car and jeep is a bit expensive costing $120-$180. Flying expenses are the highest around $200-$220. Now the choice is yours!


Most of the trekkers begin their journey at NayaPul which can be reached from Pokhara either by bus or taxi. The local bus costs $5- 7 which takes 1h and 30 min to 2 hours depending upon the traffic conditions and passenger picked up and drop-off on the way. Hiring a private car, taxi, HIACE or jeep costs $40-$80 and reaches on time spending around 1 hour and 20 minutes. Hiring private vehicles is more convenient, faster, and more comfortable.


Trekkers are willing to begin their excursion from Ghandruk by driving about 3 hours from BaglungBusparkPokhara. Hiring a car or jeep costs $60-70 per jeep/car. Sharing this jeep with fellow travelers shall be more affordable. Catching a local bus costs $5-$7 each.


A couple of choices are ahead to begin and finish the journey of Annapurna Base Camp. In case you do not want to add any side trips, can start the trek either in Kande or Ghandruk and finish in NayaPul or Ghandruk itself. Otherwise begin your journey at NayaPul, cover Poonhill, and complete in Ghandruk. You can choose!


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