The Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, also known as the Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking, is indeed one of the most spectacular trekking experiences trekking in Nepal. This trek offers stunning views of some of the highest peaks in the world, including Annapurna South, Annapurna Fang, Annapurna I, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, and Machhapuchhare (Fishtail). These peaks form a natural amphitheater around the base camp, creating a breathtaking vista that is often referred to as a "sanctuary" due to its serene and pristine beauty. Located in the western portion of the Annapurna Himalaya range, the trek to Annapurna Base Camp follows the Modi Khola, a river that cuts through a deep gorge between Machhapuchhare and Hiunchuli. This route leads trekkers into the heart of the Annapurna massif, culminating in the isolated cirque of towering peaks.

The trek features a variety of landscapes, from lush forests of bamboo and rhododendron to traditional villages inhabited by ethnic communities such as the Gurung, Magar, and Thakali. Along the way, trekkers can enjoy warm hospitality and engage in meaningful interactions with locals, gaining insight into their rich cultural heritage. Despite the high altitudes, the valley floor between 12,000 and 14,000 feet offers relatively comfortable camping spots in good weather. However, trekkers should be prepared for variable weather conditions and the challenges posed by high altitude. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal, renowned for its majestic scenery and cultural experiences. It provides a remarkable adventure through stunning landscapes and a rich cultural tapestry, making it an unforgettable journey for trekkers from around the world for Nepal trekking.

A trip to Annapurna Base Camp Trek (ABC) (4130m.) is also call Annapurna Sanctuary Trek in Nepal is a spectacular adventure that offers a mix of stunning natural beauty, cultural experiences, and a rewarding trekking challenge. Here's a detailed guide to help you plan your trip arrange by Treks Himalaya trekking company from Nepal.

Overview of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Location: Central Nepal, in the Annapurna mountain range.
  • Altitude: Annapurna Base Camp sits at an elevation of 4,130 meters (13,550 feet).
  • Duration: Typically 7-12 days, depending on the route and pace.
  • Best Time to Visit: March to May (spring) and September to November (autumn) for the best weather and views.


  1. Physical Fitness:

    • Trekking to ABC requires good physical fitness due to the high altitude and rugged terrain. Regular cardio, strength training, and hiking practice are recommended.
  2. Permits:

    • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP): Required for all trekkers.
    • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Card: Needed for safety and monitoring.
  3. Gear and Clothing:

    • Sturdy trekking boots.
    • Layered clothing for varying temperatures.
    • Waterproof jacket and pants.
    • Warm hat and gloves.
    • Sleeping bag rated for cold weather.
    • Trekking poles.
    • Sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat for sun protection.
    • First-aid kit and any personal medications.

Route Options

  1. Classic Route:

    • Start Point: Nayapul or Dhampus.
    • Major Stops: Ghorepani, Poon Hill, Tadapani, Chhomrong, Bamboo, Deurali, Annapurna Base Camp.
    • Highlights: Sunrise at Poon Hill, rhododendron forests, traditional Gurung and Magar villages, panoramic mountain views.
  2. Shorter Route:

    • Start Point: Ghandruk or Jhinu Danda.
    • Major Stops: Chhomrong, Bamboo, Deurali, Annapurna Base Camp.
    • Highlights: Direct route to ABC, hot springs at Jhinu Danda.

Cultural Experience

  • Villages: The trek passes through various ethnic villages where you can experience the culture and hospitality of the Gurung and Magar communities.
  • Teahouses: Local lodges that offer food and accommodation, providing an opportunity to interact with local families and fellow trekkers.


Trekking Itinerary (Sample 14-Day Itinerary)

  • Day 01:- Drive or flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
  • Day 02:- Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, trek to Tikhedhunga.
  • Day 03:- Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani.
  • Day 04:- Early morning hike to Poon Hill for sunrise, then trek to Tadapani.
  • Day 05:- Trek from Tadapani to Sinuwa.
  • Day 06:- Trek from Sinuwa to Deurali.
  • Day 07:- Trek from Deurali to ABC.
  • Day 08:- Explore ABC and trek back to Bamboo.
  • Day 09:- Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda.
  • Day 10:- Rest day in Jhinu Danda hot springs.
  • Day 11:- Trek from Jhinu to Ghandruk village.
  • Day 12:- Trek from Ghandruk village to Pitam Deurali.
  • Day 13:- Trek from Pitam Deurali to Dhampush Phedi and drive to Pokhara.
  • Day 14:- Drive or flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

Tips for a Successful Trek

  • Acclimatization: Take your time to acclimatize to the altitude to prevent Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).
  • Hydration: Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
  • Diet: Eat a balanced diet, with plenty of carbohydrates for energy.
  • Pacing: Trek at a steady pace to conserve energy and reduce the risk of injury.

Highlights of the Trek

  • Panoramic Views: Spectacular views of Annapurna I (8,091 m), Machapuchare (6,993 m), and other peaks.
  • Diverse Landscapes: From terraced fields and lush forests to alpine meadows and glaciers.
  • Flora and Fauna: Rhododendron forests, bamboo groves, and diverse wildlife.

Post-Trek Activities

  • Pokhara: Relax by Phewa Lake, visit the World Peace Pagoda, or explore local markets.
  • Massage and Spa: Treat yourself to a massage or spa treatment to recover from the trek.


Embarking on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a rewarding adventure that combines natural beauty, cultural richness, and a sense of accomplishment as you reach the base of one of the world's highest mountains.

Trekking start from:- Kathmandu
Trekking End in:- Kathmandu
Accommodation:- Hotel / Guest House / Lodge
Please visit below https://www.trekshimalaya.com and write email guidenepal@gmail.com by genuine person who really interested travel to Nepal also contact via WhatsApp contact:- 009779841433205 from all around the world any time without any hesitation. Following itinerary 4 to 8 hours walk including rest on the way.
We have few different days Annapurna Base Camp Trek option given below:-
14 days Annapurna Base Camp Trekking itinerary

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