Annapurna Base Camp Trek 16 Days

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destination Annapurna
duration 16 Days
grade Moderate
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Annapurna
max altitude 4,130m
group size 2-10
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 hours
accommodation Hotel/Teahouse
season All season

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 1,490
Pax 2 USD 1,450
Pax 3 USD 1,390
Pax 4 to 6 USD 1,350
Pax 7 to 12 USD 1,290
Pax 13 to 18 USD 1,250
Pax 19 to 24 USD 1,190
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Annapurna Base Camp Trek 16 Days

This amazing Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek is a ‘breath of fresh air’ in a region rich in natural beauty. Here is an opportunity to discover why the ABC is considered one of the greatest treks in the Himalayan region.

The Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) is also referred to as the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. This trek promises unimaginable and extraordinary views of massive mountain ranges, which include Hiunchuli, Machapuchare (Fishtail) and Annapurna South peaks.

The ideal time of year to trek in this region is in spring when Rhododendron forests are in full bloom (red, pink & white), their blossoms contrasting with the more rocky mountain scenery. However, it is possible to do the Annapurna Base Camp trek all year round.

This is a sample of towering snow-capped peaks you will see along the trail: Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m) Mt. Manaslu (8163 m), Mt. Annapurna II (7937 m.), Mt. Annapurna III (7555m), Mt. Annapurna IV (7525m), Mt. Annapurna south (7219m), Mt. Nilgiri (7041m), Mt. Machapuchare (6998m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6441m), Mt. Lamjung Himal (6986m) and Tukuche Peak (6920m). 

These are several of the mountains seen from ABC: Tharpu Chuli (5663m), Singu Chuli (6501m), Hiunchuli (6441m) and South Annapurna (7219m). On the trail you will see numerous chortens (Buddhist stone monuments), colourful Tibetan prayer flags, yaks grazing, bamboo, rhododendron forests and the distinctive Tibetan-style architecture and housing of this area.

Sherpa Expedition Teams will take care of permits and provide all meals and accommodation on this trek.


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Our representative will be there to meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and will take you to your respective hotel in Thamel.

Today we head out on a tour of Kathmandu city and visit four major UNESCO World Heritage sites: the amazing Swayambhunath and Bouddhanath stupas, the Hindu temple complex of Pashupatinath, and the world-renowned Kathmandu Durbar Square. Once back at your hotel in Thamel you will have time to do some last minute shopping before heading out on the trek.

We will pick you up from your hotel at 6:30 am and take you to the tourist bus station from where the bus to Pokhara leaves at around 7:30 am. Pokhara’s main feature is Phewa Tal (lake) from where you will have panoramic views of Annapurna and Machapuchare (Fishtail) in the north, Dhaulagiri in the west and Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east.

Today we head by private vehicle to Nayapul and then hit the trail and follow the banks of the Modi Khola (river) until we reach Birethanti Village (1,015m). We will then trek along the north bank of the Burundi Khola before ascending up through the valley to Hille (1,495m). Not long after we come to Tikhedhunga (1,570m). The day’s trek is not too exhausting and is a relatively easy. Tonight we will stay at a guesthouse.

This morning we have a steep ascent to the Magar village of Ulleri (2,070m). From here we again climb higher through rhododendron and oak forests until arriving at Banthanti (2,250m) and then continue to Nangethanti (2,460m). One more hour on the trail and we finally arrive at Ghorepani (2,840m) where we will stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Before daybreak we head to Poon Hill (3,210m) to capture the rising sun as it reflects off the snowy Himalayan peaks. The views are stunning and will have your camera frantically snapping shots of the changing light over the mountains. We will stay for about 1 hour and then head back down to Ghorepani for breakfast. Leaving Ghorepani we climb along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests until we come to Deurali (2,960 m), Banthanti and then turn off this trail and head to Tadapani for the night.

Today we will follow the trail alongside the Kimrong River to Chomrong (2020m), all the while enjoying the views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli Peak as well as the striking Mt. Machapuchare.

The trail begins by heading down to Chomrong Khola and then ascends to Khuldighar (2,380m) where there used to be an ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area) checkpoint. A little further on we come to a clearing in the forest at which point the trail descends steeply down a rock bank, levels out, and then passes through a bamboo grove at the bottom of the gorge. From here we clamber up some steep stone stairs until we come to Dovan.

Today, we trek up through the rhododendron forest along the banks of the Modi Khola (river) to Himalaya Hotel (2,920m) stopping for a lunch break along the way. We will also stop at Hinku Cave which used to be a storage depot and camp for the earlier Annapurna I expeditions. We then trek uphill along the jungle trail until we come to Deurali (3,200 m).

Today we head up to (ABC) along a trail that is often covered in snow – depending on the season. From ABC you have astonishing views of Annapurna I (8091m). ABC has several teahouses where we can stop for a break and take in the superb views of Annapurna I, Annapurna South (7219m), Barah Shikhar (7800m) and Machapuchare (Fish tail).

Today we retrace our footsteps and drop 1,700 meters to the bank of Modi Khola and then on to Bamboo at 2,345 meters where there are a few teahouse/lodges where we can stay the night.

We once again retrace our footsteps and head to Chomrong. Just past Khuldighar there is an experimental sheep farm. The trail then heads through rhododendron and bamboo fields and descends very steeply to the Jhinu where we can bath in the therapeutic natural hot springs and rest our weary muscles.

From Jhinu we trek alongside the Modi Khola for 4.5 hrs to Birethanti which is said by trekkers to be one of the most enjoyable trails of the entire trek. We then reach Nayapul and from here drive back to Pokhara.

This morning we begin our full day sightseeing tour of Pokhara city with our guide and a private tourist vehicle. You will visit the following sites: Bindabasini Temple, Davis Fall, Gupteshwor Cave, Seti River Gorges, Tibetan Refugee Camps and the World Peace Pagoda high on a hill on the other side of the lake.

This morning we will head back to Kathmandu. If you are interested in extending your trip you may wish to consider the Chitwan jungle safari, river rafting adventure, Kathmandu shopping tour, white water rafting and canoeing, mountain biking and other activities. This evening we will have a farewell dinner at a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances. 

Today is your last day in Nepal and a representative from Sherpa Expedition & Trekking will drop you at the international airport in Kathmandu at least three hours prior to your departure. On your flight home, you will have plenty of time to consider another adventure – maybe with a group of friends – to this amazing mountainous country.


Cost Included In Your Package

  • Airport pick up and drop off by private vechile
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu Transportation by Tourist Bus.
  • Three night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast 3(-star hotel)
  • Three night hotel accommodation in pokhara with breakfast.
  • Pokhara to Nayapul to Pokhara transportation By private car/Jeep
  • Best Possible Teahouse, lodge accommodation during the trek
  • All Standard Meals -3 Meals a day  (breakfast, Lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Government License holder English Speaking Sherpa Expedition and Trekking’s experienced and qualified trek leader,(8 or above trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porter to help trekkers luggage. (2 trekkers:1 porter "10 kg per trekker max limit")
  • Strong, helpful Sherpa porters with proper safety equipment and walking equipment, his salary, food, accommodation, and insurance (one porter for two people).
  • Kathmandu and Pokhara city sightseeing by private car/jeep
  • Coverage of Guides and Porters, Their meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, flight and other necessary equipment.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) Fee.
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee.
  • All government, Local taxes and official Expenses
  • Assistance in arranging rescue operation in case of complicated health condition (funded by travel insurance)
  • Sherpa Expedition and Trekking’s appreciation of certificate after the successful trek
  • Oxygen meter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) which will ensure your health during the trek.
  • Assistant guide for groups of 8 or more people.

Cost Excludes

  • International flight airfare
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple Entries on arrival at Tribhuwan Internationa Airport- (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
  • All Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu, before and after we start our journey
  • Lunch and Dinner in pokhara.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure, early return from the trek.
  • Personal expense (shopping, snacks, boil bottle water, tea, coffee, hot water,  hot and cold drinks, hot shower, Alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee), extra porters etc
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel insurance which has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation compulsory
  • Tips for guide and porters (Recommended by the Culture)
  • Additional costs or delays caused by out of management control, for example, landslide, weather condition, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes etc.
  • All the costs and expenses which are not listed in "cost includes" will be counted as Excludes


The following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek. It is important you do not forget the essential items, as this will determine your comfort and safety on the trek. Equally important is that you do not burden yourself with unnecessary equipment on the trek.

  • Sleeping Bag (Sherpa Teams will provide but need to return after completing the trip)
  • Duffel Bag (Sherpa Teams will provide but need to return after completing the trip)
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof windbreaker or windcheater
  • Thermal underclothes
  • Rain poncho
  • Down jacket (Sherpa Teams will provide but need to return after completing the trip)
  • Fleece or wool trousers
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Trekking pants (two pairs)
  • Mittens or woolen gloves
  • Hiking socks (several pairs)
  • Moisture-wicking shirts, including t-shirts
  • Trekking shoes or boots with spare laces
  • Flip-flops or sandals for relaxing in the evenings
  • Underwear (several pairs)
  • Swimsuit or swimming costume
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp or flashlight/torch
  • Sleeping bag (Sherpa Teams can provide this for you)
  • Trekking poles (if desired)
  • Hiking backpack with a capacity of at least 40 liters
  • Small lock for your backpack
  • Reusable water bottles (at least two liters)
  • Water purification tablets or filtration device
  • Wash towel
  • Basic first aid kit

Toiletries (tissues, toilet paper, moisturizer, lip balm, sunscreen, sanitary pads, hand sanitizer, nail clippers, a small mirror, toothbrush, toothpaste, glasses, contacts, etc.)



You will be accommodated in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu. During the trek, we will be staying at lodges/ teahouses. You may find comfort and better quality teahouses - having attached bathroom at lower levels- until you reach higher elevations, where the accommodation is more basic with bare necessities. 

Meals during the trek

 In Kathmandu, your hotel includes breakfast, whereas all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be provided during the trek. A staple food of these regions is potatoes, oats, buckwheat, Sherpa stew and Tibetan bread. Sherpa’s’ started farming potatoes when the first seeds were introduced to the region in the early 90s. There is a limited choice of food at higher elevations and except many potato dishes. Potatoes are high in carbohydrates – an excellent source of energy needed at high altitudes.


We use a private car for sightseeing and for the airport to hotel pick and drop off. We use public transportation or local buses during the trek. 

Physical fitness

This can be a challenging trek where you often have to walk 6-7 hours a day. You don’t need past experience of hiking or trekking but if you have done any kind of trekking activities then it is always a plus! We have met people from all walks of life, shapes, and sizes who have completed the trek. The only difficult part is when altitude sickness strikes and the effect that it can have on your body. Before leaving for Nepal it is good if you can prepare yourself physically by increasing your stamina and oxygen intake. 

Remember – The better prepared – the more enjoyable your trek!



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Yes, you can. No matter who you are, as long as you are reasonably fit, can walk for 5-6 hours a day and trek/hike a few uphill, Sherpa Expedition and Trekking team will support you to the fullest to transform your dream of standing at Annapurna Base Camp into reality.

It takes 4 to 11 days to reach Base Camp depending upon the mode of transportation and packages of Sherpa Expedition and Trekking offers.

ATM services are available only in Pokhaa. However, the services might not work or run out of cash. Therefore, we suggest you carry a small amount of money to buy snacks, etc during the trekking.

Yes, most guesthouses offer Wi-Fi, for a small charge. it cost USD$5 per day.

Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will introduce dozens of shops selling knock-off gear in Kathmandu. You can also barter those gears at the knock-off places but be sure you keep the receipt safely. Moreover, you can rent the needed gears if you do not want to buy them.

Your guide and porters are a big reason why you got a chance to feel something very few can have. Apart from guiding and carrying your necessities and being mindful of your safety, they want to see you happily succeeded more than anyone like family and help you successfully complete the trek safely. So, your tips reflect gratitude towards them. So, tipping is a recommended culture for porters and guide in Nepal as a gesture of thankfulness.

Sherpa Expedition and Trekking won’t recommend non-veg items because the meat in such places may not hygienic and healthy. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking also encourage to avoid dairy and cheesy items and strongly suggest not to consume them during the trek. So, our packages are suitable for both vegan and vegetarians.

Garlic soup is a must while trekking. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking recommend trekkers to drink green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon ginger tea and drink at least 2-4 liters of water a day. However, it is better to avoid alcohol and alcoholic beverages, caffeinated items, and hot-chocolates at high altitude.

Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will provide one porter for two trekkers to carry 20 kgs of luggage (maximum 10 kg for each trekker). Please be sure your porters are not overloaded because they do not carry only your equipment but also lift your spirit to reach new heights, and your love, affection, and generosity can be the reason for them to work hard to take you to your destination. However, the weight limit on flights to the Annapurna region, basically to Pokhara is a total of 20 kgs including hand bag and you need to pay an extra amount per kg for the excess baggage. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking pays up to 5 kgs of extra baggage making your total to 20 kgs with your hand bag.

The flights are usually regular between September and May. But due to high altitude, bad weather and unforeseen technical issues, you may experience a delay or cancellation of the flight. On the occurrence of such events, Sherpa Expedition and Trekking tourist bus will be arranged.

You can either trek on foot or by a helicopter. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking offer exciting and reasonable Helicopter trek to Annapurna Base Camp for 5 days and 10 days. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking can also customize your tour as per your necessity.

We at Sherpa Expedition and Trekking Team always have the safety, comfort, and satisfaction of our valued customers as our foremost priority at all times, and we assure you a wonderful and unforgettable time with us in our beautiful country. Sherpa team members of Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will be carrying all the necessary gear, equipment, and first aid kits and they have extensive first aid training. If a trekker falls sick on high altitude, the leader will decide whether to continue the trek. In case of emergency, Sherpa Expedition and Trekking have a rescue helicopter to bring you back from the higher elevation. Moreover, Sherpa Expedition and Trekking also provides oximeter to monitor the oxygen level at high altitude and offers regular health check-up facilities.

The trekking will be 5-7 hours a day depending upon the landscape and destination.

The pre-monsoon (February, March, April and May) and post monsoon (late September, October, November and December) are considered the best for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek as the weather conditions become favorable during this time, providing you with good visibility and a suitable atmosphere for Annapurna Base Camp trekking.

Make sure to have both medical and evacuation insurance before coming to Nepal for Annapurna Base Camp trekking. You should be careful in choosing a policy while traveling to a Himalayan country like Nepal as some insurance companies may make special exceptions for adventure travel. If you are confused about the insurance, please inform us and we will help you. It is usually better to arrange your insurance in your country before travel.

Our itinerary has been specially tailored to prevent any kind of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) while moving up to higher altitudes. Normally, altitude sickness starts from 3,600 meters and above. You will be trekking at a relatively slow and gradual pace as part of the acclimatization process. Cut off caffeinated, alcoholic and smoking items. Drink at least 4 liters of water a day. Trek slow. Don't skip the acclimatization days. Better to continue with Diamox (if any symptoms show up). Drink Garlic Soup. In the higher elevation, there is less oxygen in the air and this is more so while crossing high passes. Our expert guides will advise you on how to avoid AMS and treat it when/ if required.

Yes, if you have a bag of extra clothing for when you return from the trekking, you will be able to store it safely in Kathmandu Sherpa Expedition and Trekking office. The storage facility is provided by most hotels and lodges in Kathmandu or you can also store it in our office for the duration of the trekking.

If possible, we suggest you bring your own equipment. However, sleeping bags and down jackets will be provided to you by Sherpa Expedition and Trekking. With regards to trekking poles, if you are used to walking with it then take them with you, as you will probably find them useful especially on the way down. They are not essential though and the walk is manageable without them. It is mostly a personal preference. If you prefer to take the trekking poles with you on the trekking then you can either bring your own pole or buy it from numerous options available in Kathmandu itself.

During the Annapurna Base Camp trekking, you will be on a long journey for which you will need two bags to keep your belongings. A rucksack/duffle bag and a day bag for personal items. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will provide you with a duffle bag (which is need to refund after the trek) that you can use throughout your entire journey and even afterward. These bags are durable and hence perfect for any kind of trekking journey. While the duffle bag will be carried by the potters, you will have to carry a day bag on your own. A day bag is a small backpack that has enough room for everything you will need on a day hike such as lunch, water, extra clothing and perhaps a few personnel items like camera, battery chargers, etc.

What you want to wear depends on you but we suggest you wear warm clothes during the Annapurna Base Camp trekking. A down jacket, thermal longs and top, comfortable trekking trousers, t-shirts, fleece, windproof jacket, hat, scarf, and gloves might be useful. There are numerous trekking shops in the Thamel area of Kathmandu where you can get all of these items in both local and branded stores alike. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking may also accompany and assist you if required.

Most of the teahouses on the Annapurna Base camp trail have squat toilet facilities but recently built lodges have western-style toilets as well. Nowadays, flush toilets are also being introduced with number of increasing foreign mountaineers each year. It is highly recommended to carry your own toilet paper and other required toiletries. Hot shower facilities are available. The most common type is a bucket shower, usual buckets with tap filled with hot water and placed in a shower room. Hot shower costs from US$ 2 to 5 per use and the price increases along with the elevation. Attached bathrooms and toilets are not available unless you book for a luxury lodge during the ABC trek.

A teahouse trekking accommodation will be made for you for the Annapurna Base Camp trekking whereby you will be able to stay at tea house (Local lodge) and have wholesome food and neat and clean comfortable bed throughout your trekking journey. This form of arrangement also allows you to carry less baggage; you can trek at your own pace and enjoy the Annapurna panorama on your own schedule. It is also an eco-friendly way of trekking whereby trekkers can have more contact with the local people.

During trekking, you will be served meals in the teahouses. Typical meals are noodles, rice, pasta or potato dishes along with vegetables and egg/chicken/meat dishes. Other items mostly served as breakfasts include egg, pancake, bread, porridge, muesli, and toasts with peanut butter and honey.

No, there is no age limit for the trek to Annapurna Base Camp but, you need to be in good physical shape and have a positive attitude. We also suggest you to prior to the excursion though we suggest you to please see your doctor and obtain necessary permission and advice, as well as medications for traveling in extreme altitude prior to the excursion.

Most of the tea houses/ lodges have electricity whereby you will be able to charge your iPod or camera batteries. Please note that lodges/tea houses will charge you some extra money for the services. The fee may vary from 1 USD to 5 USD per hour.

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 1,490
Pax 2 USD 1,450
Pax 3 USD 1,390
Pax 4 to 6 USD 1,350
Pax 7 to 12 USD 1,290
Pax 13 to 18 USD 1,250
Pax 19 to 24 USD 1,190
  • Best Price Guarantee
  • Team of highly experienced Experts
  • Your Happiness Guaranteed
  • 24/7 Customer Support

All Inclusive Cost

USD 1,350

Per Person


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Mirek Jeżewski

United States

November 16, 2023

The Most Breathtaking Trek of My Life

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The Annapurna Base Camp Trek was an experience that left me speechless. The beauty of the Himalayas was beyond anything I could have imagined. From lush green valleys to snow-capped peaks, every step of the trek was filled with awe-inspiring views. The trail was well-maintained, and the guides at Sherpa Expedition Teams were knowledgeable and supportive throughout the journey. Reaching Annapurna Base Camp was a moment of pure joy and a memory that will stay with me forever. If you're looking for an adventure that combines natural beauty, physical challenge, and cultural immersion, this trek is a must-do.

Edwin Hill


October 12, 2023

A Trek to Remember

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The Annapurna Base Camp Trek was an incredible journey that exceeded all my expectations. The diversity of landscapes, from terraced fields to rhododendron forests and glacial moraines, was simply breathtaking. The trek was challenging but rewarding, and the support from the team at Sherpa Expedition Teams was exceptional. The highlight was definitely reaching Annapurna Base Camp, surrounded by towering peaks and feeling a sense of accomplishment. If you're seeking a trek that showcases the grandeur of the Himalayas, this is the one for you.

Halina Feldsott

United States

October 4, 2023

An Adventure of a Lifetime

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The Annapurna Base Camp Trek was truly an adventure of a lifetime. The trail offered stunning views of snow-capped mountains, picturesque villages, and cascading waterfalls. The well-organized itinerary by Sherpa Expedition Teams ensured that we had enough time to acclimatize and enjoy the journey. The guides were knowledgeable and provided valuable insights into the local culture and traditions. Reaching Annapurna Base Camp was a surreal experience, surrounded by some of the highest peaks in the world. If you're looking for an unforgettable trek that combines natural beauty and cultural immersion, this is the perfect choice.

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