• View of the world’s 7th highest mountain range Dhaulagiri and 10th highest mountain Annapurna
  • Overnight stay at Annapurna Base Camp
  • Hot spring bath at Jhinu
  • Get the insights of the locals during your accommodation in the tea houses.
  • 360-degree view of Annapurna ranges, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre Himal from the Annapurna Base Camp
  • Experience walking in diverse topographies, varied cultures, lush greenery, and the beautiful view of deep George.

About Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek gives you the experience of walking in diverse topographies, varied cultures, lush greenery, and the beautiful view of deep George.

As you hike towards Annapurna Base Camp, you will gradually see soaring mountain Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Annapurna South, Machhapuchhare, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Himchuli, Lamjung Himal and many more in approximate proximity. You will be mesmerized having the magnificent view of the Himalayas from the very beginning and it will pull you closer and closer as you ascend. Your expedition towards the Base Camp will let you watch tall and colossal snow-capped ranges hugging the blue sky.

Annapurna Sanctuary

Most of the area of the Annapurna region is covered by Annapurna Sanctuary Area. Here, you will get glimpses of endangered animals. Annapurna Sanctuary area allows you to see 360 panoramas and a nearby view of the south face of the towering Annapurna Himalaya.

How Difficult Is Annapurna Base camp Trek?

During the trek, you will walk through terraced farmland and Rhododendron forests and walk near glacier rivers and waterfalls. The amazing backdrop of the tall Himalayas will accompany you throughout your journey to the Annapurna base camp trek.

Your trek will take you up to 4,130 meters at the Base Camp. During the Annapurna Base Camp trek, you are less likely to face altitude-related problems.

Culture, Lifestyles In Annapurna Region

Annapurna base camp trek passes through villages with mixed cultures. The cultural diversity you will get to behold in this region will add pleasure to your trip. Annapurna region is home to diverse ethnic groups of Gurung, Magar, Thakali, Manangi, and Lobanad Tibetan groups are among a few of the settlements from low land areas to the northernmost face. Together they live, share their culture, and lifestyle, and welcome the tourists with warm hospitality. Here, you will also get insights into the locals during your accommodation in the tea houses.

Annapurna region has preserved cultural and historical heritage. The trekking region can be a good trekking zone for solo travelers as it is one of the busiest trials after Everest Base Camp.

This Annapurna region trail is well-liked by many trekkers around the world. Also, it is a popular choice for female solo travelers from abroad to Nepali travelers. Besides, the trail is easier than the Everest Base Camp trek for many, especially beginners.

This region is known for its biological conservation. In the upper part of the sub-alpine grassland of the Annapurna region homes rarely found animals of which snow leopards and blue sheep which is the prime. During your journey towards the Annapurna Base Camp, you will get to see Kokla, Blood Pheasant, and colorful butterflies and insects.

Annapurna Base Camp 14 days trek is designed for the trekkers who are planning to travel in a relaxed modus. Also, the trek can be customized to an 11-day itinerary if you are urgency to meet your next schedule.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Route

The trek to Annapurna Base Camp commences from Tikhedhunga. To reach the next destination Ulleri, you will walk upwards on stone steps which is a large distance. Walking through waterfalls, uphill trials, fewer vegetation areas, calm forests, and passing suspension bridges, you will feel ecstatic. After a hike from Ghorepani, the next destination will Poonhill. From here you can get the view of the Dhaulagiri ranges, and Machhapuchre, however, you do not miss the view of the Annapurna ranges too.

The Annapurna Base Camp also takes you to the picturesque and peaceful Sinuwa village.

With all the uphill journeys, the journey can be tiring, however, the views are breathtaking. To restore your energy, you can take a rest at Jhinu Danda overnight. In the morning walking 20 minutes downhill, you will reach Jhinu Hotspring. The experience here will certainly help boost your energy.

Best Time To Do Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The best seasons for Annapurna Base Camp Trek are spring and autumn. The Spring season in Nepal falls from March to May and autumn from September to December.

However, Regulus Treks and Expedition will arrange the trek around the year on demand. As this is a moderate trek, you need not have to have prior experience in trekking.


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Day 1: Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu Namaste! Regulus Nepal welcomes to Nepal!

On your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, our representative from Regulus Treks and Expedition will be ready to receive you from the airport. Then you will be taken to the hotel via our private vehicle. You will be spending your first night at the hotel. On the first day, you can explore the beautiful ancient capital city in the evening. You will get a lot of options for cafes and restaurants around the city where you could dine out. 

  • 3 Star Hotel
  • Dinner
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400 m

We will drive towards Pokhara second largest city of Nepal, which is 6-7 hours (by a/c -Tourist Bust) far from the capital. On the way, you will get to see lovely natural scenery of luscious paddy farming, barley filed, rocky gorges, big hills, and isolated valleys. You will be spending your second night at the hotel. and you can explore  the coolest Night file in Lakeside ares 

  • Hotel
  • Lunch +Dinner +Breakfast
  • Pokhara

After breakfast, we will drive towards Nayapul (41 km from Pokhara) passing through the village of Lumle. From here, we will hike towards Birethanti, an appealing prosperous town.

The trail follows the main street of Birethanti through absolutely gorgeous bamboo forests and past large waterfalls glimmering with the ethereal light of the sun. 

Following the main street of Birethanti through bamboo forests and past large waterfalls glimmering with the ethereal light of the sun We will continue to go towards Rangha. From here, we will gradually go upwards, all the way to Tikhedhunga.

  • Lodge
  • Lunch + Dinner +Breakfast

On the fourth day, you will have an experience suspension bridge over a stream from Tikhedhunga near a campsite. From there we climb upwards, climbing the steep stone steps (about 3300 of them!) to the large Magar village of Ulleri at 2080 meters.

We will then ascend from Ulleri crossing dense pasturelands and continue on for an hour until we reach the campsite where we can stop for a break. Continuing the trail, we will pass by two iridescent streams and have a final climb to Nangethanti where we will stop for lunch.

During winter, the trail can be filled with snow. You will take rest in between in ‘Thanti’ which is resting house in Nepali. From Nangethanti, we hike to Ghorepani at an elevation of 2850m and will experience the panoramic view of the exalted Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), the Tukuche Nilgiri (6940m), The Hiunchuli Himal (6441m) and the Tarke Kang.

  • Lodge
  • Lunch + Dinner + Breakfast

We will get up early this day for a hike to Poon Hill (3180m/10430ft). The purpose of this morning hike will be to experience beautiful sunrise from Poon Hill and enjoy uninterrupted views of the Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri Ranges gleaming yellow during sunrise.

The panoramic view of the snow-capped mountain peaks like Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche Peak (6920m), Nilgiri (6940m), Varaha Shikhar (7847 m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Annapurna III (7855m), Machhapuchhare (6993 m), Annapurna IV (7525 m), Annapurna II (7937 m) and Lamjung Himal (6931 m) are to name a few.

The stunning view here will give you a great background for your pictures. After visiting Poon Hill, we will come back to Ghorepani and continue on our trek to Tadapani where we will spend the night.

  • Lodge
  • Lunch + Dinner + Breakfast

From Tadapani, we will descend through lush Rhododendron and dense oak forests and continue through the riotous woodland and forest as we reach Chommrong, the village of the Gurung groups.

Chomrong is a gateway to the Annapurna Sanctuary, home to a large number of Gurung ethnic tribe of Nepal. We will stay here overnight at a lodge and you can experience the hospitality of the Gurung community.

Watch out for various different species of birds on your way. This route is a popular destination among the bird lovers. Here you can sight exotic birds and you will probably hear them chirp all on the way.

  • Lodge
  • Lunch + Dinner + Breakfast

Leaving Chhomrong, the trail descends through 2500 stone steps and cross the suspension bridge that goes over the Chommrong River. Then we climb a rocky trail where we will cross the beautiful village of Sinuwa, at 2350m following a beautiful forest to Kuldahar at 2380m.

The Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Check-post is situated here. The trail is a continuous easy descend to Dovan from there where we will spend the night.

  • Lunch + Dinner + Breakfast

We embark on a damp trail adjacent to emerald and jaded bamboo forests, the sweet sound of bamboo leaves rustling in the wind provides aesthetics to the soul, and the zenith of blooming Rhododendrons hail our journey to Deurali.

We will pass the Himalayan Hotel and trek on to Hinko (3020m), a trail lined with petrified trees and burnt sienna foliage. Deurali lies above the ridges of Hinko, and once we reach Deurali, we will retreat to our guesthouse.

  • Lodge
  • Lunch + Dinner + Breakfast

The trek begins with a gentle climb through a river bed. The trail then ascends steeply over to the mountainside. After a steady hike, we reach the Machhapuchhare Base Camp. Enjoy the excellent views of the majestic Machhapuchhare along with Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharva Chuli and Gangapurna.

The vegetation is sparse on our way to ABC and after a mild two-hour uphill climb, we’re finally at the Annapurna Base Camp. At 4130 meters, you will be in the glorious foothills of the magnificent Mt. Annapurna. From the foothills of the 10th tallest mountain in the world, experience the spectacular view of the sun rising on the near-vertical south face of Annapurna towering above us.

The imperial elegance of the snowy mountains, isolated and standing vigil for time eternal under the heavens will us. The monumental mountains, towering above in astronomical proportions are a sight to behold. From the base camp, we again get to savor mesmerizing views of the Machhapuchhare, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other peaks. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.

  • Lodge
  • Lunch + Dinner + Breakfast

We will descend through the same trials and hike down to Modi Khola at Bamboo, the elevation dropping by 1700m. The area is flanked by some lodges and tea-houses, isolated among the vastness of the open mountain, greeted each morning by crisp cold air and the immensity of solitary desolation.

  • Lodge
  • Lunch + Dinner + Breakfast

After breakfast, we will begin the day with a hike to Chhomrong, passing through Kalgidhar where many people have established an experimental sheep farm.

From Chhomrong, the trail descends steeply to Jhinu Hot spring where you can respite in the naturally salubrious hot spring and have an interlude and rejuvenate yourselves.

  • Lodge
  • Lunch + Dinner + Breakfast

From Jhinu Danda, we walk at the right side of Modi Khola to Siwai then drive to Pokhara for overnight. Today is the final day of the hike. Walking distance, 4.4 km, 3 hours hike and 2 hours’ drive.

  • Hotel
  • Lunch + Dinner + Breakfast

From Pokhara, we shall drive back to Kathmandu, the journey filled with the ever-diverse landscape and changing topography.

  • Hotel
  • Lunch + Dinner + Breakfast

Day 14 marks the end of this wonderful journey. A representative from Regulus Treks and Expedition will drop you off at the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. We bid you farewell so you can go home filled with memories and wonderful stories to tell.

  • Breakfast

Trip Map

Annapurna Base Camp Trek map

What to Expect

  • 2 nights of standerd accommodation in Kathmandu .(BB plan).
  • 2 nights of standerd accommodation in Pokhara.(BB plan).
  • accommodation on Mountain while trekking in a basic lodge/hotel, includes 3 meals a day ( B L D ).
  • Hot drinks (Tea / Coffee).
  • An experienced, licensed, English speaking guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • A government registered trekking guide (English speaking with license) & a local porter (1 porter with 2 trekkers).
  • Fooding, lodging ,Salaries & insurance of  the staffs.
  • One way domestic flight (KTM-PKR).
  • One way private transportation with a/c (Pkr-Ktm).
  • Transportation fees during ground-travel (airport pick up & drop).
  • Government-trained guides and required porters with their insurance, salary and meals.
  • Government taxes, entry fees and TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) permit.
  • All applicable fees.
  • One cultural show and farewell dinner.
  • Trip Completion Certificate.
  • First Aid Kit.            
  • International flights.
  • Nepal entry visa.
  • Airport departure tax.
  • Entrance fees to monuments.
  • Extra showers, Battery recharge costs, laundry, etc.
  • Personal clothing and gears.
  • Food in Kathmandu ( also if earlier return to Kathmandu from Mountains due to any reason  than the scheduled itinerary).
  • Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions etc.
  • Tips to guide and porter.
  • Cancellation fees, if any from your side.
  • Hot shower.
  • Boiled water.
  • Insurance.
  • Wi -Fi.
  • Costs raised by conditions that are not under our control such as landslides, weather conditions, political unrest, illness, etc.


How difficult is the Annapurna Sanctuary hike? Who can join?

Annapurna I (8,091m), the 10th highest mountain in the world, and the expedition to its base is a trip of a lifetime that is extremely irresistible. This epic trip to Annapurna sanctuary is another rewarding trek that offers panoramic mountain views, fabulous forested trails, and villages with dominant ethnic tribes called Gurungs, whose sincerity and loyalty are evident in the history of British Gorkhas. It is a moderate trek and is achievable for anyone with sound fitness. Though a moderate trek, some pre-physical training certainly helps. Besides, our itineraries are intended to make the trip more pleasing than building any grounds for energy draining.

Is it the same destination as both Annapurna Sanctuary and ABC trek?

Yes, these are simply two names for the same trekking destination of Annapurna base camp which is a great mountain sanctuary thus known as Annapurna sanctuary.

What are the mountains that we can see from the Annapurna Sanctuary Excursion?

You’ll see the Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, Ghandrabha Chuli, Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna Fang, Fishtail, Tent Peak, and Annapurna III.

Annapurna sanctuary Hiking difficulty?

The trek to Annapurna Sanctuary is a medium-grade adventure because we’ll get a maximum height of 4130m. So if you can walk 6 hours on average a day and your body is healthy enough to cross 4000m, you can do it easily. Finally, it’s the medium-grade difficulty.

Does any groundwork required for this Sanctuary trek?

Annapurna base is a moderate trek suitable for an average person with sound fitness. Though trekking involves a tremendous amount of up and down walking with gain or loss in altitude yet no previous wide-ranging experience is needed for this hiking trip to Annapurna. However, we suggest that it is not appropriate for someone with very weak ankles, knees, heart, or lung problems, and for all these the necessary pre-check-up and consent from your doctor are mandatory. Though our itineraries are so designed to set the grounds for possibility yet we recommend some pre-physical training prior to your arrival in Nepal. The recommendation for the best preparation would be everyday undulating walking with the amount of weight you are thinking of carrying while on your trek which will certainly add up to your self-reliance.

Will I be at risk of altitude sickness at this Annapurna Sanctuary?

Regulus Nepal's Annapurna sanctuary itinerary is intended to make it physically effortless via the most beautiful Poonhill and the gain in altitude is very gradual. So far there has been no record of altitude sickness with us other than mild food poisoning issues due to new diets. Besides, we provide medically professional leaders with medications, oxygen cylinders with a regulator, and oxygen chamber bags to deal with any altitude-related or mountain ailments. Besides, your leader will put forth some basic guidelines in terms of choosing food or getting away with altitude sickness and other related ailments while trekking for precautions.

How many hours per day do you walk?

Usually around 6/7 hours excluding lunch. Since Annapurna trekking is a moderate trek with a reasonable walk every day it is less exhausting. However, the walking time difference varies as we allow you enough time to set up your own pace with multiple breaks in between to make every day more entertaining. We usually start early so that you could reach the destination on time leaving you enough time to explore and enjoy the serenity of the place.

Do I need to have travel insurance for emergencies for this trip?

We strongly suggest you have an all-inclusive travel insurance policy covering all the aspects of your adventure though we ensure you that there would be hardly any evacuations or any health catastrophe as your leader is medically trained and has ample knowledge to deal with any life-threatening situation. But it's always wise to have insurance as your backup for just in any case though it is not mandatory to have the insurance to join the Annapurna Sanctuary trek.

What about a drinking water facility?

With no hidden costs our staff will supply you with appropriately boiled water every morning and evening because of environmental concerns we very strongly oppose the use of plastic mineral water bottles. We suggest you bring at least 2 metal or plastic Nalgene bottles so that you can have enough to last the duration of the day. With minimum charges, the tea houses along the way always supply you with properly boiled water in case you run out. Besides the hot water, we fill up in the night after dinner does really serves as a hot pack that you can use in your sleeping bag and can still drink in the morning when it's still warm.

Can I charge my devices and have hot showers on the Annapurna Sanctuary trip?

The charging privilege for any of your electronic devices is possible only in a few settlements on this Annapurna trip because not every settlement has the privilege of hydroelectricity and whoever has it is only reliable during post-monsoon season. During pre-monsoon when the water level is below maximum they have power cuts. Some have solar charging facilities which may not be very reliable as well. So it is always wise to carry some extra batteries or fully charged power bank batteries since your batteries run out pretty quickly in the cold. Availability of hot showers may be on and off during the trek and also your leader may restrict you from having the shower at higher elevation settlements regarding the health issues.

Can we customize the private Annapurna Sanctuary adventure?

Yes with Regulus Nepal reserves the right to modify the itinerary as per the time convenient and the level of fitness. Regulus Nepal has always been unbeaten in customizing trek for clients as per their requirements. The whole Annapurna sanctuary adventure trip can be shortened by 2 / 3 days too.