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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

16 days
Trip Highlights

One of the main highlights of the Annapurna Base Camp trek 16 days is the opportunity to witness some of the world’s most majestic mountain peaks up close.

The trek takes you through a diverse range of landscapes, from terraced rice fields and dense rhododendron forests to alpine meadows and glacial moraines. You’ll cross sparkling rivers, encounter charming local villages, and be surrounded by the rich biodiversity of the Annapurna Conservation Area.

Along the trekking route, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with the warm and hospitable locals who belong to different ethnic groups, such as Gurung, Magar, and Thakali.

Region Annapurna
Max Elevation 4130m
Mode of trek Teahouse
Full Board
Best Season
Spring & Autumn

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    Being one of the best legendary and classical trek in the world, Annapurna Base Camp trek offers you the sheer-beauty of the diverse Himalayan landscape as you hike through the remote villages, green rhododendron forest, valley and mountain panorama of Annapurna Region. This trek has the max elevation of 4130meter and takes you through different climates, diverse landscapes and culturally enriching villages. Experience the old culture and traditions of the locals and forget all your ache and pain in your body while you enjoy the hot spring at Jhinu Danda. During the trek, experience the beautiful view of sunrise and snow capped mountain from one of the classic viewpoints (PoonHill).

    This trek is regarded as one of the easiest and beautiful trek but there are some steep steps that will keep you challenged and entertained. Trek for around 4-6 hours a day and enjoy your time in small teahouses playing cards and sharing your experience with the locals and the guide. This trek can be completed within 10-12 days as per the wish of the trekkers and trekking is not so difficult and September to May is the best time to visit Annapurna base camp trek.

    Start your trek with a bus drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara followed by an early morning hike to Tikhedhunga. Trek to Ghorepani and witness the sunrise over the Annapurna Ranges from PoonHill. After Ghorepani, you trek to Tadhapani, Chomrong, Himalaya and finally Annapurna Base Camp as per the itinerary and end your trek with the sightseeing of the mysterious waterfall (Davis falls), Peace Stupa, Fewa Boating and caves in Pokhara which adds gloss on your illustrious trekking in Nepal.

    For the safe and wilderness adventure activity presented with an impeccable hospitality in the most competitive rates choose Mountain Hawk Trek. Make your Annapurna Base Camp Trek the mesmerizing holiday in Nepal. We provide you the best itinerary at a reasonable cost where you will be able to enjoy and the memory of the trip will last forever. We provide the hassle-free service, our cost covers most of the expenses you make from the first day of the trip.

    Map & Elevation Chart

    Itinerary outline

    Day 01 – Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters). Overnight at hotel.

    Day 02 – Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. Overnight at hotel.

    Day 03 – Drive to Pokhara (865meters) 6hour. Overnight at hotel.

    Day 04 – Trek to Tikhedhunga (1440meters) 5hour. Overnight at hotel.

    Day 05 – Trek toGhorepani (2800meters) 6hour . Overnight at hotel.

    Day 06 – Trek to Tadhapani(2650meters) 5hour . Overnight at hotel.

    Day 07 – Trek to Chomrong(2117meters) 6 hour. Overnight at hotel.

    Day 08 – Trek to Himalaya(2800meters) 6 hour . Overnight at hotel.

    Day 09 – Trek to Annapurna base camp(4130meters) 6hour . Overnight at hotel.

    Day 10 – Trek back to Bamboo(2400meters) 5 hour. Overnight at hotel.

    Day 11 – Trek to Jhinu Danda or Hot spring (1780 meters) 6hour . Overnight at hotel.

    Day 12 – Trek to Nayapul and Drive back to Pokhara one hour. Overnight at hotel.

    Day 13 – Sightseeing around Pokhara. Overnight at hotel. Overnight at hotel.

    Day 14 – Drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.

    Day 15 – Leisure day in Kathmandu Overnight at hotel.

    Day 16 – Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.

    Price Includes
    • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus.
    • Standard twin sharing accommodation in two/three star hotel in Kathmandu (3nights) and Pokhara (2nights)breakfast included.
    • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private car / van / bus.
    • Stander meal Lunch , Dinner,and Breakfast and Tea house accommodation during the trek.
    • A government licensed English speaking Guide during the trek, required number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and a general first aid kit.
    • Annapurna conservation area permit, and all necessary permits.
    • Surface Transfer from Kathmandu.
    • We provide Down Jacket, duffel/kit bag and sleeping bag(which needs to be returned after the trek.
    • All our government taxes.
    • Tourist service charge, vat.
    Price Excludes
    • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
    • Your travel insurance (compulsory).
    • International airfare and airport departure tax.
    • Nepal entry visa fee (US$ 30 per person) you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu for 60 days from date of issue.
      You will require 2 passport size photos.
    • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
    • Personal trekking Equipments.
      Tips for trekking staff and driver.
    • Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees.
    • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
    Why you’ll love this trip
    • Get the breathtaking view of diverse Himalayan landscape as you hike through remote villages, fairy tale forests.
    • Witness the beautiful sunrise over the Annapurna Ranges from the heights of PoonHill.
    • You’ll be accompanied by an experienced guide who not only give you support but also will introduce you to the local cultures of the people.
    • Enjoy your quality time in Pokhara after your trek and choose to cruise along Fewa Lake.
    Is this trip right for you?
    • This trip requires excellent fitness and health.
    • The lodges that we stay in during the trek may cost extra charges for electricity for the camera and mobile battery recharge purposes.
    • There is a genuine risk of being affected by Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) as this trip includes one or more overnight stays over 3500 meters.
    • All the travelers under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.


    Recommended Equipment list for Annapurna base camp trek
    • Duffel or Rucksack bag (This should be nice with good zipper)
    • Daypack
    • Down Jacket (Company also nice and clean down jacket provide)
    • Sleeping bag 4 season ( also provide )
    • Hiking pants
    • Waterproof jacket
    • Full – sleeves shirt
    • Jumper or pile jacket
    • T – shirts
    • Trekking boots (Water proof)
    • Camp shoes/Sandal
    • Polypropylene/wool socks
    • Light cotton socks for under wool socks( take quite several pairs of these too. Better to carry some extra weight rather than spend the whole time washing socks)
    • Sun hat
    • Beanie
    • Gloves
    • Sun block for lips
    • Sun lotion
    • Goggles or sunglasses
    • Thermal Long underwear (take quite a few pairs. Although the weather may be cold one tends to sweat a lot)
    • Insulated pants
    • Water bottle
    • Sewing kit
    • Flash light ( with spare batteries)
    • Walking stick. (company also provide or you can buy in Kathmandu)
    • Camera ( don’t forget to buy the spare film and batteries to go with it before you leave .)
    • Personal towel
    • Personal toiletries and medication which should be labelled Please.

    Note: Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing, such as those made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals, especially on women. If you find these items comfortable as a base layer then please pack something to wear over the top of them.

    What our clients Say?

    Rod Poxon Australia

    Very memorable Annapurna Trek

    February 22, 2012

    Thanks for a very memorable Annapurna Trek that you and your group managed for my party. We found the Mountain Hawk team to be excellent, and everyone involved did their utmost to ensure our trip was successful, safe, and enjoyable. Our trek leader, Badri Karki was great, and he really went the extra mile to make sure our trekking experience was first rate. Thanks again, and best wishes.

    Rod Poxon, Martin and Tom Beanland, Nick Cook, Rod Poxon, David Reynolds, Peter Addlem, John Denny.

    Martin and Tom Beanland Australia

    Happy to recommend your company

    December 17, 2011

    Hi Prem, Badri and the team, Thank you for all of your help and support. We had a fantastic trek to annapurna base camp. You were very professional and helpful and will certainly be happy to recommend your company to our friends and family. We will remember this wonderful trip forever.

    Thank you.

    Martin and Tom Beanland, Nick Cook, Rod Poxon, David Reynolds, Peter Addlem, John Denny

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