Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Best Time (Season), Guide, Cost, Itinerary, Transportation and Accommodation

We feel glad to share our experience of Annapurna Base Camp Trek and describing it as the finest trekking in moderate trip category in Nepal. Ten of thousands trekkers around the globe enjoy this incredible excursion every year, except thousands of domestic trekkers. It is suitable for family trekkers, short stay trekkers and mild adventure lovers that offer the magnificent Himalayan views and the surrounding landscape.


If you want to compare the trek with another trekking package in Nepal, it will be a tough task as the trek is a dynamic trip with abundant attractions. The Himalayan sceneries look extremely impressive, you will be escorted to the base of the world's 10th tallest peak, experience the ethnic hospitality and enjoy nice accommodations throughout the trekking trail.


sunrise-moment-from-poon-hillSunrise waiting moment from poon hill


Walking through the rhododendron woods, terraced hillside and the stone steps with 'Resham Firiri Resham Firiri' song is the lifetime experience. No worry about the height as the ultimate altitude is 4130 meters that you can do without previous trekking experience.


The setting of Annapurna Base Camp at 4130 meters looks like a destination of a fairy tale, which is incredibly fantastic. It is surrounded by the soaring pinnacles of Annapurna I, Fishtail (6993 meters), Himchuli (6441 meters) and Annapurna South (7219 meters).  Thus, it is aptly called a natural amphitheater. In winter, the ABC offers the impression of snow heaven.


There are various trail options according to your time management. So, the trek can be finished in a week from Pokhara- Short ABC Trek or you want to enjoy 10 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek, it's your choice. The second option escorts you through the rhododendron woods of Poon Hill Trail. Of course, the breathtaking sunrise view over the Himalayan peaks will be waiting you on this route.


While trekking downhill, do not miss to enjoy the natural hot spring bath at Jhinu, which is much more healing and your tiredness will be swept away.  If you want to explore the Gurung town of Ghandruk, the trek can be extended there and drive back to Pokhara.


Major Highlights of the ABC Trek

  • Get the closest views of the incredible Himalayan vistas- Annapurna, Machhapuchhre and Dhaulagiri 
  • Walk through the enchanting trail inside the rhododendron woods
  • Explore the ethnic towns of Gurung and Magar people, experience the wonderful hospitality
  • Be in the naturally located Himalayan amphitheater
  • Get free from tiredness with a magnificent experience of natural hotspring at Jhinu



The best time to do Annapurna Base Camp trekking? 

This is all about your choice. But, there are basically three major seasons, especially for this trekking.

 The trekking season begins from March-April and ends in May before the monsoon. Weather will be clear, views will be incredible and the temperature will be amazing.

The second season begins from September, which is the ending season of Monsoon. It continues to October and ends in November. The features of the trek will be similar to the above mentioned in terms of weather and views.

Except these two major peak seasons, ABC Trekking in Winter is much more delighting to be honest, if you simply can handle the snow. You will hardly able to stay without praising the trail and the Himalayan surroundings a single moment. This is just wow experience.  



Despite ABC Trek in Annapurna, here is other popular trekking in the Annapurna region:

Mardi Himal Trekking

Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking


Food and Accommodation

Typical Nepali food (Dal Bhat) rice/curry/lentil, momo: chowmin, soup, pizza, chapatti and many more food menus are available in the trekking. You done need to worry about food, they are hygienic, fresh and hot deals.

Clean and basic accommodations are available on the trek to ABC. Some of the lodges/hotels offer attached bathroom and almost all the lodges have warm dining halls.


Two types of paper works are essential for the trek:

  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project entry permit


About Guide and Porter

Nepal Kameleon Holidays recommend you to take assistance of guide and if you are in group, trek with guide and porters. This makes your trek absolutely amazing with the information about local culture along with the geography. You can feel it safe and at the same time, you are giving job to the local manpower.

For more details, please feel free to contact Nepal Kameleon Holidays via:

WhatsApp/Phone: +977 9851159455

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