Annapurna is one of the richest cultural and geographical regions in Nepal. Annapurna Base Camp, located at the foot of Annapurna I, boasts ethnic lifestyle, comfortable tea-houses and magnificent scenery. Annapurna I is the 10th highest mountain in the world.

Along with Annapurna II, III, IV and V; it makes a grand Annapurna Himalaya range.

The trek begins from Nayapul, at the outskirts of Pokhara. The trail ascends to Ghandruk, one of the major stops. It’s popular for its Gurung inhabitants and ethnic village lifestyle. From here, the trail may ascend as well as descend hundreds of meters, hence offering a challenging trek experience. Chhomrong village en route is a sight to see, along with the Machhapucchre Base Camp. The early morning hike takes you to the Annapurna Base Camp and offers one of the best scenery in Nepal.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is suitable for both the amateur and expert hikers. It can also accommodate small kids and elders too. Along with Annapurna Circuit, it attracts over 120,000 trekkers in a year. Annapurna Conservation Area (ACAP) is the highlight of this trek.

Is This Trip for me?
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Poses challenge for the amateurs. It may require fair level of fitness. Maximum altitude remains around 4000 m – 4500 m and the hike requires around 5-6 hours a day.

Service Level: Standard

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport. Star Standard meals at Kathmandu!

Day 01 Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara 6 hours
Day 02 Drive up to Nayapul, and trek to Ghandruk 2,000 m (6,562 ft) 6 hours
Day 03 Trek to Chhomrong 2,340 m (7,677 ft) 4-5 hours
Day 04 Trek to Dovan 2,605 m (8,546 ft) 4 hours
Day 05 Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp 3,700 m (12,139 ft) 5-6 hours
Day 06 Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m (13,549 ft) and Back to Dovan 6 hours
Day 07 Trek to Jhinu Danda 1,725 m (5,659 ft) 6 hours
Day 08 Trek to Nayapul and Drive back to Pokhara 7  hours
Day 09 Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu 6 hours

Note: You can choose to upgrade your commute to/from Pokhara by taking a flight, and avoid 6-7 hours of road travel.

  • 2 Nights at ★★★ hotel in Pokhara.
  • Standard Tea-house/ Lodge during the trek.
  • Breakfast during the trek.
  • 1 Certified Guide (Licensed & First Aid Trained)/1 Porter (For two)
  • TIMS Card/ National Park entry fee
  • ACAP Permit
  • All land transportation(Kathmandu to Pokhara/Trek start point and return).
  • All the Gov. and Local taxes as per applicable.
  • Trekking Map and Group medical kit box (Diamox and First Aid Medicine).
  • Trip Completion Certificate
  • Lunch & Dinner during the trek
  • Hotels and Meals in Kathmandu/Pokhara
  • Travel insurance (Cover Helicopter evacuation and Trip Cancellation charges)
  • Guide/Porter Tipping


We completed the 11 day Annapurna base camp trek. It was our first time to Nepal and I am glad we booked our trek through Caravan Outdoors.

They took care of everything (airport pick up, accommodations, park pass, etc..) there was no thinking required on our part. It was fantastic! Our guide and porter were very nice and answered any questions we had. ~Jennifer Smith (Winnipeg, Canada)

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Additional information

The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.

NOTE: During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

Responsible Tourism

Being a responsible tourism stakeholder, we strive to offer our utmost help to the under-privileged and impoverished community. We work along with the Pioneer Foundation, a non-profit entity based in Kathmandu.

Currently, we help raise fund and donate it to help build schools and shelters at the Earthquake stricken regions of Central Nepal province. You can join the cause help donate or volunteer to teach at the primary level schools. Visit Community Center for more information.

  1. Arrival in Kathmandu At your arrival in Kathmandu, a member of our team will greet and receive you at the airport. You will be transferred to your hotel. Our representative will brief on your arrival about the trip. The rest of the day is yours. The evening we be spent enjoying complimentary local dinner one of the finest local diner with cultural program
  2. Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara After the early morning breakfast, you will drove from Kathmandu to Pokhara in a tourist coach/car. The 5-6 hours ride will be provided with mineral water and enough loo breaks. The noon at the lakeside city of Pokhara will invite you with a great ambiance. You can take a short walk around the city and enjoy your lunch. Pokhara is the most popular getaway in Nepal, therefore, you may find many like-minded tourists strolling around the city..
  3. Drive to Nayapul/Trek to Ghandruk A short early morning drive through Banglung Highway will lead you to Nayapul. From here, your trek will begin. The first day leg will include a moderate hike up to the culturally rich village of Ghandruk. Ghandruk is one of the most beautiful villages in the region. The ethnic Gurung culture and lifestyle will surely bring a smile to you face. You can rest here the entire day, contemplate on your first day trek and enjoy your meal along with relishing the local lifestyle and scenery.
  4. Trek to Chhomrong After a hefty breakfast, you climb start your trek and advance up to the beautiful village of Chhomrong. The trail encounters some steep descends and ascends, therefore, it might prove challenging for a second day trek. It’s a very lively part of the region. You can interact with the trekkers visiting the region. The local houses are a sight to see with their intricate designs and texture. The village of Chhomrong isn’t lesser amazing. It is considered the best village in the entire region. You can find many modern amenities in here. You can rest the remaining day strolling around the village and enjoying your local meal.
  5. Trek to Dovan The Trek begins with the downhill hike along the stony staircases to Chhomrong Khola and cross the suspension bridge. It will be followed by continuous ascend. The first stop will be made at Sinuwa 2,324 m. The trail beyond it passes through lush vegetation and bamboo forest. A brief 30 minutes downhill hike will bring you to Bamboo village 2,340 m. The end of the day will be made at Dovan.
  6. Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp The early morning hike amounting for two and half hours along the bank of the Modi Khola will lead you to Himalaya village. You are likely to encounter continuous uphill ascend. From here, the weather may start changing. Fog is common in this region; therefore, the trail may seem blur. Hinku Cave is the local landmark; a hard-ice cave formed by the falling ice water stream. The trail will pass through Deurli village and to the Machhapuchhre Base Camp. The lodges here are located right below the Machhapuchhre peak, therefore, you will likely get to see a serene mountainous views.
  7. Trek to Annapurna Base Camp & Back to Dovan Day 7 is the greatest day of the trek, as you ascend to the Annapurna Base Camp. You may wake up at the earliest hour if you do not wish to miss seeing the sunlight touch the Annapurna I. An early morning hike will facilitate a plenty of time for yourself and the nature. The base camp in the early morning is less occupied, therefore, you have more time to explore around. After a short hike, you can have your breakfast and start preparing to descend. You will descend the same way you came up, while meeting many trekkers on the way. Dovan is the final stop for the day.
  8. Trek to Jhinu Dada After the breakfast, you’ll start descending towards Jhinu Dada. It takes around6 hours of hike. If you wish, you can rest and enjoy the hot water spring at Jhinu Danda, and let the exhaustion of the trek sweep away.
  9. Trek to Nayapul & Back to Pokhara The final leg of the trek will take you back to Naya Pul and a short ride will take you to Pokhara, where you can relax and sunbath beside the Phewa Lake. Most tourists choose to boat or cycle around the small city.
  10. Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu A 6-7 hours ride will take you back to Kathmandu. Our representative will transfer you in a Hotel, followed by a humongous farewell dinner.
  11. Depart from Kathmandu You will be transferred to the Airport to catch your flight back home.
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Trips Details

Trip Length 09 days
Trek Length 07 days
Activities Trekking, Sightseeing
Max. Altitude 4,130 meters (13,549 ft)
Trek Style Tea-house (Lodges)
Meal Breakfast
★★★★★ Hotel ( Kathmandu) Standard BB Lodges on Trail
Transportation Private Vehicle, Tourist Bus
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Group Size 2-10 Persons
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