Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Kathmandu, Nepal5.0 (4 reviews)
- World Famous Trek
- Incredible Elevation Change
- Dramatic Mountains & Views
- Giant Rivers, Waterfalls & Valleys
- Fantastic, Local Cuisine
- Relatively Moderate Hiking
- Temples, Monasteries & Villages
Annapurna Base Camp (ABC), also called the Annapurna Sanctuary, is one of the most beautiful treks in the world. The trek itself provides generally moderate hiking (for the Himalayas), stunning scenery and a mix of cultures unmatched by any other trek in Nepal. The predominant caste in this area are the Gurung people. Additionally, the Magar and Chetrie people live in the same area and are historically famous for serving as soldiers in the British Army (Ghorkas). The cultural highlights of the ABC trek combined with the amazing views of Mount Machapuchare (22,943 ft.), Mount Dhulagiri (26,794 ft.) and Mount Annapurna South (26,545 ft.) create a full, unforgettable Himalayan trekking experience.
The trek to Annapurna follows a well-trodden path through small villages, terraced farmlands and spectacular forests on its way up to the glaciated alpine zones at the higher elevations. We eventually make our way to Machapuchare Base Camp where we will stay before ascending to the alpine mountain sanctuary of the Annapurna Base Camp (13,550 ft.) for sunrise. Come see why our Annapurna Base Camp Hike is one of the best treks in the world!
$250 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
On this trip the single supplement includes single rooms in the hotels we stay at before and after the trek. Once on our trek we will not have the ability to put guests in single rooms. Please be prepared to share rooms, huts and teahouse accommodations with other guests and hikers once we’re on the trek. Different sexes will never be asked to share a room unless they are traveling together or we are in communal lodging with several people in one room.
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 4
Scale of 1-5. 1 is least difficult; 5 is most difficult
This trip has significant one-day elevation gains (up to 3,000 feet) and losses (up to 5,000 feet), but our elevations don’t exceed 14,000 feet and we’re hiking with light day packs. For these reasons, we give this trip a Level 4 difficulty rating.
Up to 10 mi
Max Daily Elev. ↑↓:
Up to 5,000 ft
PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THIS TRIP
- Hiking uphill or downhill with a 10-20 lb backpack for 8-9 hours
- Maintaining balance and footing on variable, uneven terrain
- Hiking at an elevation of 13,000+ feet
- Hiking with occasional, significant heights exposure
SOLITUDE LEVEL 2
1 least solitude, 5 most solitude
We rate this Nepal hike a solitude 2. You can expect to have as much as an hour of solitude at a time while hiking.
For our Nepal treks you will need to arrive in Kathmandu on the day the trip begins before 5 P.M. Your guide will rendezvous with you at the airport and transport you to our hotel. An orientation meeting, dinner and accommodations are included on Day 1. Your return flight should be scheduled for the final day of the tour. Flights to and from Kathmandu are the guest’s responsibility. Multiple airlines operate flights into Kathmandu, but there are no direct flights from U.S. or European cities. Most flights connect through Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), Doha (Qatar), New Delhi (India), Seoul (South Korea). The duration of these multiple-stop flights, including layovers, is normally between 29 and 35 hours.
Your flight on the final day can depart at any time.
We require a minimum of 2 guests to confirm this trip. If a trip date is not confirmed yet, you can register and will be notified when the trip is officially confirmed. We recommend not making final travel arrangements until your trip meets the minimum number of guests and is confirmed.
In most cases, if a trip does not reach the minimum number of guests, you may choose to transfer to another trip date or another trip, or be refunded your payments in full. We make the final determination for these trips 45 days before the departure date.
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Our sliding scale for private trips is based on the final number of guests in your group. Rates are per person and do not include sales tax, national park fees or guide gratuity. The final rate is based on the actual number of guests on the trip and may adjust based on cancellations or additions.
Please Note: you can also enjoy a private trip at our normal scheduled rates by filling any empty tour to capacity. However, if group members drop from the tour those spots will automatically become available on our website for instant booking. By purchasing a private trip at the rates listed below, your trip will remain exclusive to your group regardless of cancellations.
Private Rates FOr This Trip
- 4-5 People: Rate x 1.5
- 6-10 People: Rate x 1.15
- 11-12 People: Rate x 1
*all rates are per person and single supplements apply