Nowhere in the world, you will find the perfect harmony between culture and nature. Annapurna region of Nepal is the host of countless splendid trekking destinations. From the longest high-altitude pass (Thorong La Pass) to the deepest gorge in the world (Kaligandaki) is present in this region. Moreover, the locale is the home of Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Dhaulagiri. These two mountains are the world’s 10th and 7th tallest mountains. Embark on the wholesome trekking trail which encompasses almost every destination of the region. Annapurna Base Camp Trek 14 Days is a classical trekking trip to the abode of Mt. Annapurna.
Get ready to experience the dazzling culture of the multi-ethnic hill – Himalayan people residing in the lap of lofty mountains. Moreover, the journey of Annapurna Base Camp 14 Days is a cultural excursion up in the mountains. Additionally, trekkers traverse through the green lush forests crossing the fresh white water rivers.
Comparatively, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an easy trekking trail. Even if the journey lasts for two weeks, trekkers feel easy to walk on this trail. Moreover, the risk of altitude sickness in the ABC Trek is lesser than in Everest region trekking. This doesn’t mean that you need to completely ignore the AMS risks. You will have to adopt the altitude-friendly way of trekking. Heed the instructions of the guide and follow the proper eating guidelines. It will help immensely.
There are many uphill and downhill in trail. Walking downhill on the staircase is very tricky. Too much strain may result in muscle sprain. Therefore, walk uniformly. Never rush or delay the pace.
While on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek 14 Days journey, trekkers have to traverse via Ghorepani Poon Hill. The place is the famous vantage point for sunrise and sunset experience. More than two dozen of mountain vistas are seen from the top. The most famous mountains seen from the top of Poon Hill are Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Annapurna IV, Annapurna South, Himchuli, and Machhapuchhre.
The place is at the top of the hill and you will find the Magar village on its foothill. Relish the chance to understand the culture and traditions of these people. The majority of these people are either Gurkhas Soldiers or farmers. Apart from the wonders of Mother Nature, you can experience the multi-ethnic culture too. This is the main reason why the trail is very famous among trekkers across the globe.
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek route is the most popular trekking trail of Nepal. Therefore, lots of trekkers prefer to walk on this trail. The best season to do trekking in Annapurna is either spring or autumn.
Here is the list of the 10 Interesting facts of ABC Trek Route
Pack your bags and lace up your hiking shoes. Nepal’s most diverse trekking trail is awaiting you. Embark on the rejoicing walking adventure.
Our Airport Representative will receive you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel in Kathmandu. All the trip details will be discussed and formalities are completed. Overnight at Hotel
Early in the morning we will depart to Pokhara after breakfast. The trip lasts for about 7 hours on the Prithivi Highway. Witness the highway lifestyle of people and relish the breathtaking view of Trishuli, Seti, and Marshyangdi River. In the evening you are free to roam around the lakeside area. The major attraction of Pokhara is the lakeshore area and the various eateries, pubs, bars, and shops of the area. Overnight at Hotel
After breakfast, we will depart to Nayapul. All our documents will be checked in Nayapul and we will start walking toward Ulleri. The lunch will be at Tikhedhunga. The trail from Nayapul to Tikhadhunga is on Nepalese flat terrain along the Madi River. After lunch, we will have to trek uphill for about an hour to reach the Ulleri Village. The sight of Mt. Annapurna South breathtakingly make our trip splendid throughout the day.
The trail today is uphill only. We will have to walk through the green lush forests and few streams. The sound of stream and the birds in the forests excites us. We will take our lunch in Nangethanti and continue uphill to Ghorepani. The village is the last village on the trail of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. The scenery of mountains like Neelgiri, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, and surrounding hills is spectacular. The quite village is definitely the best place to spend overnight during the trek. We will have to sleep early today to wake up before sunrise tomorrow. Overnight at teahouse
Early in the morning we will hike uphill for about 1.5 hours to reach the Poon Hill. The hill top is famous for breathtaking scenery of sun rising from the casement of hills above clouds. The mountains line up in front of you in splendid way. Dhaulagiri, Dhampus, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Annapurna, Himchuli, Machhapuchhre, etc. are few mountains seen from the top of the Poon Hill. We will head back to teahouse and continue our trek to Tadapani after breakfast. The lunch will be either at Banthanti or in Tadapani. Overnight at teahouse
We will trek downhill to small village of Chhomrong. It is moderately easy to walk today. The trip is through green lush forests and occasional terraced farmlands. Overnight at teahouse
After breakfast, we will start our trek downhill to Chhomrong Khola. After crossing the suspension bridge, we will have to walk uphill all the way up to Sinuwa. From this small village, we will walk on the gentle flat but don't expect plain flat as the trail is gradually ascending until the abandoned place the Khuldighar.
From Khuldighar, we will trek downhill for half an hour to Bamboo and stop for lunch. After lunch, we will have to walk the gentle uphill through green lush forests listening to the soothing sound of Madi River. An hour or 1.5 hours of walking, we will reach Dovan. Today's mountain scenery is Machhapuchhre. Overnight at teahouse
Today is the short trekking day. The itinerary is altitude friendly. Therefore, the overnight camps are in shorter distance. It allows all age group people to complete the trek successfully. For about two hours, we will have to walk through green lush forests and reach Himalaya. Everyday's trekking starts after breakfast and light exercises. In the middle of today's trekking section, we will come across the Hinku Cave. Before the construction of the teahouses or lodges in the area, trekkers use to spend overnight on this cave. Overnight at Teahouse
After breakfast, we will start the most iconic day of our trekking. Today is the day we reach Annapurna Base Camp. For about three hours we walk through narrow valley to reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp. We will have lunch on this place and continue our trek to Annapurna Base Camp. The ABC is located in the beautiful place surrounded by mountains on all sides. It is truly a Himalayan sanctuary. Relish the time being at the base camp of the world's tenth tallest mountain Mt. Annapurna. Overnight at teahouse
We will attend the sunrise viewing activity. We have a long walking day today. After breakfast, we will trek downhill to Bamboo via Machhapuchhre Base Camp, Deurali, Himalaya and Dovan. Walking on the return trek is easier in comparison to ascending. The altitude decreases and the view of surrounding places become much merrier. Overnight at teahouse
Today is exciting day as in the late afternoon we will reach the Jhinu Danda. After checking in at the teahouse, we will have to trek downhill to enjoy the natural hot springs. Dip into the hot water and relieve all the tired muscles. It is indeed the fascinating activity that we must not avoid on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek trail. In the evening we will enjoy with the crew members in the teahouse as it is the last day of the trekking in the trail. Overnight at teahouse
After walking for a while, we will cross the suspension bridge and hop into the jeep for the road trip to Pokhara. In the evening you are free to roam around. Overnight at Hotel
We will take the road trip back to Kathmandu retracing the same Prithivi Highway. The agency will host the farewell dinner in Nepalese traditional restaurant. Overnight at Hotel
Our airport representative will take you to the airport and bid you farewell.
Yes, you will get the airport pick-up and drop-off services available. Our airport representatives will receive you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel in Thamel. The evening is free for you to explore the eateries and bars of the area. Our office will complete all your trekking formalities. Overnight in Hotel
You can obtain your VISA to Nepal either by contacting our embassy or consulate office in your host country. There is a provision of VISA on Arrival to the tourists. As you land in Nepal you can fill up the form and pay the VISA charge at the International Airport in Nepal.
You can get accommodation of your choice in Kathmandu and Pokhara. These two cities are the major touristic destinations of Nepal. Therefore, you can get accommodation of different categories ranging up to 5 star.
Yes, you can extend your stay in Pokhara. However, if it is not included in your regular itinerary you will have to pay extra as per the services. The set flights or bus tickets; if needs to be changed, the incurred extra charges must be paid by yourself.
Yes, you can upgrade accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara. However, it is subjected to be charged extra as per the prior trip agreement.
The distance between Kathmandu and Pokhara is 200 km. There are numerous side roads and it is along the Prithivi Highway. The traffic is high. Therefore, traffic jam may result in hours of road trips. However, the normal time to reach Pokhara by bus or tourist bus is about 6 – 7 hours.
Yes, you can fly to Pokhara instead of driving. And it takes about 35 - 45 minutes. Please contact the travel planners if you have already booked the road trip. The price of the flight and road trip is subject to availability and the current rates category.
Yes, it is safe to fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Moreover, there is null number of air accidents on this route.
Accommodation in Annapurna Base Camp Trek is in teahouse or lodge. In some places trekkers can get the attached bathroom but most of the time the room is in the general category and have common bathroom without private attached.
You can get diverse food/meals during the trek to Annapurna Base Camp. If you prefer to have the western menu, then also you can have it. However, try some local delicacies which might help you to understand the local lifestyle too. If you don’t want to try the locals, then the Annapurna base camp trek route offers general western menus.
You can get boiled or filtered water in the teahouse which you can fill up the bottle according to the price. The drinking water for the locals is okay if they drink from natural spring water but you can refill it and use the purifying pills.
In most of the teahouses, you will get western commode-style toilets. Don’t expect the toilets of all the amenities. But remember you don’t have to defecate in public. The condition of the bathroom is of Spartan way.
Hot shower is subjected to be paid extra. However, in some teahouses, you can get a free shower. But remember to consult with your guide before doing the shower
Spring and Autumn is the best time to Annapurna Base Camp Trek. However, trekkers can do the trekking in either winter or in summer season in Nepal. Please remember that summer season coincides with the monsoon time in Nepal. During this time of the year the cloud blocks the vision of the mountains and it might be frustrating for some. But remember that during off season the trail is tranquil and there won’t be many trekkers.
It is up to you to decide to do the trekking of your liking. Private or Group Trekking, the level of the services and the hospitality we provide is the same. Therefore, choose according to your liking.
We can arrange the trekking for a maximum of 50 people as there would be a shortage of teahouses for a group of more than 50 people. However, for the tour, there won’t be any problem.
Yes, it is possible for the beginners too but remember every trekkers must have the sound physical condition as the Annapurna Base Camp Trek reaches up To 4130 m from sea level which involves the trail with uphill and downhill.
Yes, it is attainable by children but before the trek please mention the age of the trekkers to our travel planners so that we can amend the itinerary. For children below 18 years old, it is recommended to have a guardian. However, we can arrange the trek or tour for kids too on the basis and guidance of their guardians.
It is a moderate trekking trail but every age group of trekkers can do the trekking. However, we can customize the trekking itinerary as per the group's characteristics.
We can avoid altitude sickness during the trek by following the instructions of the guide. You have to walk uphill or at higher altitude slowly and uniformly. Please remember to have plenty of fluids either water or soupy food. Proper acclimatization in your itinerary can also help you avoid altitude sickness.
Yes, Foreign Money is accepted on the trail but the currencies which are not accepted by Nepal Government is not accepted.
Yes, It is mandatory to have travel insurance during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. You need to have the insurance plan which covers Helicopter rescue, accidents, and medical expenses.
Yes, it is necessary to make a down payment to confirm the trip to Nepal with us. You will have to make at least 20% of the trip cost.
Our Cancellation policy is as follows:
In the event of trip cancellation, you must notify Nepal Hiking in writing; the following cancellation policies will apply.
56 days before departure – 80% refund.
42 – 55 days prior to departure – 70% refund.
29 – 41 days prior to departure – 50% refund.
01 – 28 days before departure- no refund.
Subject: Thanks for a great trek
Message: We have just completed a 15 day Himalayan trek with Awesome Nepal Treks and it could not have been better! The trek was very well organized, had excellent food and accommodation, there was no problems whatsoever and our guide Dil was a very informative, well-spoken and absolutely entertaining guy. The whole experience was amazing and I would strongly recommend Awesome Nepal Treks to anyone who wants a great, enjoyable, hassle-free trip.
My cousin and I traveled to Nepal in 2011 and completed the Everest Basecamp Trek with our guide Dil Thapa.
Dil absolutely made sure this trek would far exceed my expectations and I am grateful for the time we shared together in Nepal.
There are an endless amount of photos and videos online for us to see the natural beauty of Nepal before arriving there. The greatest compliment I can give Nepal (more specifically, Dil Thapa) is this, the beauty of Nepal is its people first and foremost.
Trip Name: Short Poon Hill Trek
Booked this trek from the comfort at home in the UK. Communication with Dil was brilliant, his response to all my emails were quick and courteous. He tailored the trek around us, as a small group of 4 adults ranging in age from 29 to 69 (who was still recovering from an ACL op last May). His pace was brilliant for our group.
Dil arranged to meet us in our hotel in Kathmandu and talked us through the trek, bringing maps, holdalls and T-Shirts.
The trek was for 3 nights, 4 days staying in good, clean lodges. All was included except our drinks.
We experienced trekking in glorious sunshine up to Poon Hill. There was still snow on the ground and Dil provided the group with crampons, which made walking easier and safer.
Our trek started and ended in Pokhara. Dil and his team collected us from our hotel in Pokhara promptly at the time agreed.
Dil and the porters were brilliant, the porters were more than porters and made our trek even more enjoyable. We felt totally safe and Dil was an excellent guide. The scenery was spectacular.
Would certainly use Awesome Nepal Treks again as Dil arranges trips to Tibet and Bhutan.