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The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek 2022 ( ABC 14 Days)

Trek Highlights

  • Mt. Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Fishtail, Annapurna, Himalchuli, Nilgiri and so on
  • Beautiful Villages with diverse Culture and Tradition
  • Greenery Forest with verities of flowers and trees
  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara-Nayapool-Kathmandu.
  • Panoramic sunrise view from Poon Hill, surrounded by an Annapurna Himalayan ranges.Fantastic variety of landscape, typical Gurung Villages at Landruk, Ghandruk,and
  • Reaching unlimited peoples destination, The Annapurna Sanctuary.

Trip Overview

The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is one of the very famous adventure treks for the national and international tourists due to its closeness to Annapurna Massif. It is an enchanting and easy graded trekking adventure in the untouched nature of Annapurna Region of Western Nepal. The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is a protected region for conservation and preservation of nature which take place in the 7693 sq km. Nature plants life and settlements of inhabitants in the Annapurna preservation area are unspoiled and protected from developments and are still living their traditional lifestyle. The tourists/ trekkers, Who will come here to visit wonderful Annapurna Sanctuary, gets an opportunity to explore real nature along with closest views of Annapurna Massif and other Himalayan ranges. Not only that, they will trek through the luxurious rhododendron forests, traditional villages, beautiful landscapes and scenes of Annapurna Himalayan and so on.

The Annapurna Sanctuary treks begin from the naturally beautiful city Pokhara, passing through traditional villages, Hotels,and Lodges, where tourists/trekkers will get very friendly and welcoming behaviors of local residents. Finally, the treks end at the Annapurna Base Camp from where tourists/trekkers will views Poon Hill and Mt.Fishtail,Dhaulagiri Massif, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Gangapurna and Annapurna-I, the 10th highest mountain of the world.

How long does the Annapurna base camp trek take?

6 to 12 days trek to ABC
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek ( 4131M) takes 6 to 12 days, depending on your itinerary and length of walking days. The itinerary presented here takes 10 days, ( Pokhara-Nayapul-Ghorepani-ABC- Ghandruk- Nayapul) starting from Nayapul (a 1 1/2 hour drive from Pokhara) and going north up to Ghorepani and the famous viewpoint at Poon Hill.
From Ghorepani 2780m you go eastward to Chomrong 2100m and then north again entering the Modi Kola Valley which leads up to the ABC.

What is the altitude of Annapurna base camp (abc)?

4,131 m

Annapurna Sanctuary/Elevation

Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) is also quite a bit lower in elevation 4,131m vs. 5,380m or about 4000 feet difference so if you anticipate problems with altitude it might be the better trek. The Everest trek (EBC trek) is also colder and drier because of the higher elevations

How do I get from Kathmandu to Annapurna base camp (ABC)?

First falls drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara it takes 5/6 hr by tourist bus and others transports and Pokhara to Naya Pul it takes 2 hr .So Nayapul is the starting point of the most of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek ( Abc trek ). Local transportation (bus) is available from Pokhara to get to Nayapul. It takes about 2 hours to reach Nayapul from Pokhara. However, if you are starting your trip from Kathmandu, you can either drive, or fly to Pokhara it takes 20 to 22 minutes

How many km is Annapurna base camp trek?

Total Distance for Annapurna Base Camp Trek (ABC trek)
Annapurna Base Camp Trek (ABC TREK) route covers around 116km and you will be walking 12 to 18 km each day. This trail is a popular one and is usually packed with trekkers from all over the world.

How cold does it get on the Annapurna Base camp?

On the lower regions of the Annapurna Base camp Trek (ABC  trek), the weather is generally warm. The days have an average temperature of 15/18 degrees Celsius. The nights are slightly colder at -3 -6 degrees Celsius.

Best time to do the Annapurna Base Camp trek 2020

There are two main seasons for trekking/hiking in Nepal. The first is in late September – November when the weather is dry and warm. The second is the start of spring from March- May when it can be wetter but flowers are in bloom. We did the Annapurna Base Camp trek in mid-April and had some afternoon rain on sometimes but also completely sunny days.


Day by Day Itinerary

Day 01: Your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport

Day 02: Fly to Pokhara; drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga

Day 03: Trek to Ghorepani                

Day 04: Hiking to Poonhill – back to Ghorepani, and trek to Tadapan.

Day 05: Trek to Chhomrong

Day 06: Trek to Dovan

Day 07: Trek to Deurali

Day 08: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (Annapurna Sanctuary)

Day 09: Explore the Annapurna base camp and back to Dovan.

Day 10: Trek to Jhinu Danda.

Day 11: Trek to Pothana via Landruk

Day 12: Trek to Phedi and drive to Pokhara

Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu by car / Van

Day 14: Final Departure


Detail Itinerary

Annapurna Base Camp Detailed Itinerary Day by Day :

Day 01: Your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport

After you reach Kathmandu, Nepal Planet Treks Team’s representative will transfer you to a hotel and we’ll explore some plans and preparation for the trek. We’ll also visit some religious places at the Kathmandu for relaxation.

Day 02: Fly to Pokhara; drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga

Early in the morning, after having breakfast you will come to the airport to take a flight for Pokhara. After 25 minutes of your flight, our guide will receive you in the Pokhara and you need to drive around 1 hour to reach Nayapul. Your trek will start from Nayapul, after 15 minutes short walk you will reach Birethanti (1,065m) through the bank of the Modi Khola. There you will see a large village with verities of shope then you will continue your trail through the north bank of the Bhurung Khola, from where you will climb up steadily up to the side of the Hill valley at the altitude of 1,495m. Then you will reach Tikhedhunga (1,525m).

Day 03: Trek to Ghorepani                

In this day, your destination will be towards Ghorepani, which is situated at the altitude of 2775m. During your journey, you will see a large Magar Village in the Ulleri and also you will get chances to enjoy greenery forests of oak and beautiful rhododendron flowers. And then your trail will continue through Banthanti (2250m) and Nangaethanti, then finally, around 1-hour walk you will reach Ghorepani. Ghorepani is the famous place for the stunning sightseeing, there you will enjoy with the breathtaking views and our guide will manage the best hotel for you to have amazing traditional Magar food.

Day 04: Hiking to Poonhill – back to Ghorepani, and trek to Tadapan.

In the 4th day, you will get up early in the morning and before having your breakfast, you will start your hike to Poonhill. Poonhill is the best place for the sunrise view and different panoramic Himalayan view such as; Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna South, Mt. Annapurna I, Mt. Fishtail, and many more. After having stunning mountain views you will return back to Ghorepani and you will have a hot and delicious traditional food in the hotel. Again you will continue your trek to Tadapani then you will stay overnight in the Tadapani guest house.

Day 05: Trek to Chhomrong

In this day, your trek destination will be towards Chhomrong, where you will have to walk steep downhill throughout the beautiful forest until you will reach Gurujung, the village of specially Gurung people. You will continueyour trek to the Chhomrong where you will have a famous and delicious Pizza and you will spend the whole night in the guesthouse over there.

Day 06: Trek to Dovan

In the 6th day, early in the morning, after having breakfast you will trek towards Dovan. During your trek, you will see Chhomrong Khola where you can enjoy the waterfall over there and you will continue your trek climbing to Khud Ghar which is situated at the altitude of 2380m. Finally, after a short walk from Khud Ghar, you will reach Dovan.

Day 07: Trek to Deurali

In this day, your trek destination will be the Deurali. During your trek, you will enjoy beautiful forest of rhododendron. You will stay overnight in the Deurali with special native food.

Day 08: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (Annapurna Sanctuary)

In the next morning, you will begin your trek from Machhapuchhre Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp. Machhapuchhre Base Camp is very famous for its wilderness experience and captivating views of Annapurna mountain ranges including Machhapuchhre, Gangapurn, Himalchuli and many others peaks. Wildlife and natural greenery make Machhapuchhre Base Camp Trekking lively, where you will get chance to immerse in nature and cultural lifestyle of the local ethnic groups of people. So many tourists/trekkers are realizing that this is one of the perfect choicesfor them. After having around 2 hours trek you will reach Annapurna Base Camp, where you can enjoy sunset view and you will stay overnight there.

Day 09: Explore the Annapurna base camp and back to Dovan.

In this day, you will explore the beautiful Annapurna Base Camp Valley early in the morning to view the wonderful mountain ranges and again you will return back to Dovan.

Day 10: Trek to Jhinu Danda.

In this day, you will trek to the Jhinu Danda, where you can enjoy the evening with the view of sunset especially in the hot spring

 Day 11: Trek to Pothana via Landruk

In the 11th day, you will get an opportunity to enjoy the view of wonderful waterfalls, landscape, Annapurna South, Himchuli, fascinating fishtail and many more throughout your trek to Pothana.

Day 12: Trek to Phedi and drive to Pokhara

This is the final day of your trek that takes us back to Pokhara. Early in the morning, you can enjoy the views of sunrise, Annapurna South, Himchuli, Machhapuchhre,and countryside. After having breakfast, then you need to walk downhill around 2 hours to reach Phedi. After half an hour drive from Phedi to Pokhara through beautiful forest and green valleys, you will finally end your trek.

Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu by car / Van

The next day, after the breakfast in the morning, we’ll drive back to Kathmandu. You can have a rest and shortly look after all the snaps that you captured along the trek. We’ll stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 14: Final Departure

This is the time to say goodbye and your final departure ( Nepal Guide Info ). Where you will leave all the beautiful moments and natural scenarios of the tour. A representative will help you to depart towards your final destination.



Cost Includes
Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car or van. It is depend of the group.

2 nights accommodation in 2/3 star category hotel in Kathmandu located tourist center, or up to you

2 Night  Hotel in Pokhara , closed to fewa lake lake side

Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the in trekking.

Local fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana and grape etc.
All accommodations during the trek.
Annapurna Base Camp  trekking map.
An experienced Government licensed holder guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek.
Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment’s, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter
Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
If you need we will provide you sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag Logo ( Nepal Planet Treks ) and, if necessary etc.
All necessary Government paper works and national park entry permits and TIMS Card etc.
Travel & Rescue arrangement.
All government taxes and Vat.

Cost Excludes

Meals yourself Kathmandu (L+D).
Your Travel insurance.
International airfare.
Nepal entry visa ( You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Nepal’s Airport in Kathmandu).
All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks)
Personal shopping and laundry etc.
Personal trekking Equipments.
Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)
If do any tour and sightseeing and other activities etc.

Equipment List

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Gear List 2022/23 :

Jeans or slacks
Towel and toilet kit
Gloves or mittens
Sleeping bag, warm to 20 degrees F, either down or fibrefill (or you can rent one in Kathmandu)
Parka, down or fibre fill; a ski jacket is ok
Sweater, wool shirt or acrylic pile jacket
Duffel bag, canvas or nylon, without a frame (for porters to carry)
Daypack or rucksack, waterproof, for you to carry
Water bottle 1 liter or 1 quart; be sure that it does not leak
Walking Boot

Nepal Guide Info Recommended Travel Insurance Annapurna Sanctuary Trek – Spring and Autumn 2022/23 :

Travel insurance is highly recommended for trekkers who plan their trekking in the Himalayas of Nepal . Annapurna base camp trek . Trek is usually a safe expedition but it is always better to stay in a safe side during a trip . Travel insurance is mandatory while going for trekking, hiking etc in Nepal. Please make sure that your insurance policy covers personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue, loss of luggage, etc. We strongly recommend that your policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. Please check with your insurance company that adventure activities and trekking above 600o m are covered by your policy. You must carry proof of insurance (i.e. your insurance certificate) with you during your Trekking please more details Email me I will give you

Annapurna Base Camp Trek or Annapurna sanctuary trek combines some of the most spectacular mountain scenery, providing a fascinating insight into the modern hill life of Nepal. This is a unique trek along local trails in Himalayas , through forests, villages and terraced farmlands.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek or Annapurna Sanctuary Trek (ABC) is one of the most popular short to medium length treks in Nepal. Altitude is rarely a problem on this trek though there are plenty of close-up mountain views. The trek itself is not particularly strenuous. Though being in good shape will of course help. The first few days of the trek involve uphill trekking which is the hardest part. Passing through Gurung villages and Magar Village  , lush forests and shrubs. The Annapurna Base Camp trek offers a great blend of scenery over a relatively easy trail leading to spectacular scenery.

9 Reviews on Annapurna Sanctuary Trek | ABC Trek View All

2017-04-15 08:26:20

Arleta wojas says:

“Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Best Guide Team ” I found Nepal Guide Info Team through a friends recommendation and they exceeded my expectations. The Annapurna Basecamp trek was a breathtaking experience. Nepal Guide Info Team are extremely profe...

2017-04-11 11:04:18

Nikki Tibrewala says:

“Good memory at Nepal 2017” My friends and me booked ABC trekking trip with this nepal guide info team . And it was great time there!! Both guide and porter gave us very good service. The guide name "Sanjib Adhikari" is professional in trekking to...

2017-04-06 04:49:13

Marianna says:

“Annapurna Base Camp best adventures in World ” I had a fantastic time in during the Nepal .This expedition to Annapurna Base Camp will not be possible if not for our experienced guide mr Sanjib Adhikari. He led, coordinate and support our 15...

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