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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Alpine Ramble - 11 days

    Regular days with
  • 10 - 15 km per day
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> Annapurna base camp (4130m)
> Machhapuchare Base Camp (3700m)
> Outstanding mountains view of Annapurna, Himchuli, Machhapuchare
> Ancient Gurung and Magar villages, their culture and their lifestyle
> Natural Hot spring at Jinu Dada
> Poon Hill, the greatest sunrise viewpoint on the top of Himalaya.

The 11-Days Annapurna Base Camp trek is well known as the second most popular trekking destination of Nepal, after Everest Base Camp. The Annapurna Base Camp Trekking takes you to one of the most astonishing Himalayan kingdoms, where you can experience a country's culture and its natural highlights including natural waterfalls, awe-inspiring landscapes, traditional settlements, flora and fauna, and a breath-taking mountain panorama. The entire Annapurna mountain range is just mesmerizing. The trek commences from the Pokhara valley, after a drive from Kathmandu. Pokhara is one of the most astonishing touristic spots in the entire Himalayas, with marvelous views of the Annapurna Range. Among them, the Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) is the most dominant. Pokhara itself offers some of the major insights of trekking in this region.

The Annapurna Sanctuary is, sometimes, synonymous with Annapurna Base Camp Trekking. One of the major highlights of the Annapurna Base Camp trek is the Annapurna Conservation Area and its diverse wildlife. This conservation area is the largest conservation area in the world. The high pasture lands and landscapes, the waterfalls and traditional settlements are also predominantly popular in this region. What are you waiting for? Join us in the unique adventure!


What's the plan?

Day 01: Kathmandu – Pokhara 850m/2788ft- 7hrs drive by tourist bus
We will have an early morning scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara through the Prithvi highway by tourist bus. Once in Pokhara we will visit the beautiful tourist town by the lake.

Overnight you will stay at the best possible trekking lodge/ hotel with standard meals including breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 02: Pokhara –Nayapul 1 hr drive by taxi and Trek to Tikhedunga, 1510m/3810ft- 4hrs walk.
The first day of your trek will be an easy and short, starting from Nayapul. The trail goes along the Burungdi River with a beautiful scenic view, passing paddy fields and the villages of Birethanti and Ramgai, until we arrive at Tikhedunga. Rest at your lodge and in the afternoon you can walk around to explore the village.

Overnight you will stay at the best possible trekking lodge/ hotel with standard meals including breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 03: Trek to Gorepani 2850m/9348ft- 5/6hrs.
Today the trail crosses the Tikhedunga Khola river over a suspension bridge. The trail then climbs steeply on a stone staircase that is said to have more than 1000 steps. As you trek to Ulleri, you walk along typical villages and wide landscapes. From Ulleri we walk through a lush green forest where you may see some wild animals and colorful birds, before you reach Ghorepani. Once in Ghorepani you will see the beautiful Himalayan range and green valley around it.

Overnight you will stay at the best possible trekking lodge/ hotel with standard meals including breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 04: Trek to Tadapani 2610m/8560ft- 4/5hrs.
Today is an exciting and wonderful day. We will do an early morning excursion to Poon Hill (3210m), about a 40-minute hike from your lodge. From Poon Hill, you will see the spectacular Dhaulagiri and Annapurna I, the two major mountains above eight thousand meters high. From that point, you will see the awesome sunrise view over the Himalayan range, including the western region's highest mountains: the Dhaulagiri, the Annapurna range, the Nilgiri range, Machhapuchhare, and other peaks. After breakfast, the trek takes you uphill through dense forest to Deurali and then downhill to Tadapani.

Overnight you will stay at the best possible trekking lodge/ hotel with standard meals including breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 05: Trek to Chomrong 2170m/7117ft- 5hrs.
Today you trek on a stone trail and descend through the forest, walking past the many walls and prayer flags around the trails, passing the Gurung village at the foot of the valley by the river. After crossing the suspension bridges, the trek continues with an easy walk to Chomrong with beautiful views of the many mountains.

Overnight you will stay at the best possible trekking lodge/ hotel with standard meals including breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 06: Trek to Himalaya 2820m/8828ft- 5/6hrs.
The trail will descend from Chomrong passing the village. After crossing the suspension bridge, the trail will lead up to Sinuwa with more beautiful views. On the way you will trek through the lush green forest, where you may see monkeys and stunning waterfalls.

Overnight you will stay at the best possible trekking lodge/ hotel with standard meals including breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 07: Trek to MBC and ABC 4130m/13545ft- 5hrs.
Today the trail will continue our walk by the river until we reach Machhapuchhare Base Camp. Leaving from Machhapuchhare Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp, the valley widens and the view of the mountains and the glacier becomes even more stunning.

Overnight you will stay at the best possible trekking lodge/ hotel with standard meals including breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 08: Trek to Bambo 2815m/9120ft-5/6hrs.
Today we wake up early at the Annapurna Base Camp to experience the amazing sunrise over the Himalayas: Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharva Chuli, Flute Peak, Machhapuchhare and other numerous peaks and massive glaciers. After breakfast at the lodge, you trek down to Bambo.

Overnight you will stay at the best possible trekking lodge/ hotel with standard meals including breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 09: Trek to Jhinuwa Dada Hot spring 1420m/4590ft- 5hrs.
From Bambo, the trail takes you through the lush green forest to Sinuwa Dada. From here you will trek downhill, cross the river, and ascend to Chhomrong. Finally, you will descend to Jhinuwa. At Jhinuwa there is a natural hot spring where we will have a relaxing swim.

Overnight you will stay at the best possible trekking lodge/ hotel with standard meals including breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 10: Trek to Nayapul 4 hrs walk and 1 hrs drive to pokhara.
Today the trail descends, crosses a suspension bridge, and continues with a short trek along the Modi river. From Kyumi the trail ascends gradually through the passing villages. We finally get to Nayapul, where a car will be waiting to take you to Pokhara. After finishing your remarkable trip in the mountains, it is now time to have some western food in Pokhara and have a good shower. As today is the last day of the trek there will be a farewell dinner with the trekking crew,

Overnight you will stay at the best possible trekking lodge/ hotel with standard meals including breakfast, and Lunch.

Day 11: Pokhara – Kathmandu 7hrs by tourist bus.
You will enjoy a scenic 7-hour drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

Note: All above trekking hours and distances are approximate and it’s absolutely for general ideas only

Thank you so much for choosing us for your holiday’s trip to Nepal, we will do our best to take care of you and ensure an enjoyable and remarkable trip of a lifetime. Wishing you all the best and keep your adventure spirit alive!



√ Pick up and transfer to and from airport
Your trekking company is able to pick you up from your hotel and return you after the trekking. If you need a transfer to and from the airport in Kathmandu, then this can also be organized.

√ Transport
Transport from Kathmandu to Pokhara, and from Nayapul to Pokhara and to Kathmandu is included. Transportation will be by bus.

√ Accommodation during the trek
While trekking in the mountain you will spend your nights in local gest houses commonly known as Tea Houses. These are simple in nature, but fully equipped. Do not expect too much luxury.

√ English speaking guide and a porter
One porter per two trekkers. This way you don't have to carry your complete equipment yourself. You will also be accompanied by a licensed, english speaking local guide. If the group has more than 6 trekkers, and additional guide will join the group.

√ Salary, food, insurance, and accommodation for guide and porter
The total amount covers not only your own basics, but also those of your guide and porter. No unpleasant surprises.

√ Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are incldued during the trek in the mountain.During the trek, you will have plenty of options to choose from, from the menus provided by the local tea houses. The Menu offers verities of ethnic cuisines foods as well as western styles meals. We will also provide seasonal fresh fruits for desert every day.

√ Snacks
Supplementary snacks such as energy bars and cookies will be provided.

√ Permits
The total amount includes the costs of the Annapura Conservation Area permit. This also applies to the TIMS Card, the Trekkers Information Management System.

√ Equipment
In order to pull in the Himalayas as prepared as possible, it is important to bring a good down jacket and sleeping bag. These are provided by your trekking company. 

√ First Aid Kit
During the trek, a first aid kit will be availiable in case it is needed. The kit also includes an Oximeter to monitor oxygen level and heartbeat.

√ Alpine Ramble souvenirs
We will provide you with a trekking route map, a certificate and a printed ART company T-shirt for you to take home as reminders of your great advenure!


× Visa for Nepal
Your trekking company will not take responsibility for the travel visa for Nepal. This should be organized by yourself. Contact your local Nepalese embassy for the latest visa information.

× Flights to and from Nepal
The total amount is also exclusive of flights to and from Nepal. To get an idea of which airlines are flying on Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), have a look at the website.

× Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast
Before and after the trek you have to take care of your own accommodation.

× Personal expenses
All personal expenses such as drinks at the bar, snacks, washing and other similar expenses are for your own account.

× Travel Insurance Including Repatriation
Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. It is important that your travel insurance also covers adventures at a high altitude. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before you travel to Nepal.

× Tipping
Tips for guides and porters are exclusive. You decide what you want to tip, but be generous and read our blog post about tipping when you are planning to go trekking in Nepal.

× Extra Luggage
Surplus luggage charges during the domestic flights are not included.

× Unexpected events
Additional cost resulting from events that are out of our control (becuase of to the landscape, weather conditions, illness, change of government policies, strikes, and physical condition etc.) are not included.

× Desserts, Hot Shower, Hot Water, Mineral Water and Wi-Fi
Certain luxuries such as desserts, a hot shower, bottles of Cold drinks (Inc. coke, water, Fanta etc.) and Wi-Fi should be missed during a typical trek in the Himalayas.



During the trek we stay in lodges or teahouses. The teahouses are basic of nature. Some of them have a squatter toilet, while others provide a western style alternative . Showers do not always have hot water and most tea houses charge for the use of hot water. Some teahouses have access to the internet, but always at extra charge. Please read our blog about the teahouses in Nepal.  




Safety is of the utmost importance to us. That is why this is an area in which we simply do not compromise when it comes to keeping the cost of our trekkings low. Our guides have been selected on the basis of their technical competence, proven safety performance, impeccable judgment, friendly attitude and ability to provide useful and expert instructions. They are also very professional and well trained in first aid and personal protection equipment. First aid kits are available on all treks. In addition, the routes are ideally designed to give you enough time to acclimatize.

While the intention is to stick to the described route, a certain degree of flexibility is built in. In some cases it may be necessary to change the route here and there. The mountains are full of surprises, and the weather in the Himalayas is unpredictable. The guides continuously carry out risk assessments throughout the expedition. It is therefore best to plan a number of extra days in Nepal for possible unforeseen circumstances. Read all about altitude sickness here.

Packing List

Packing List

Trekking in Nepal requires decent gear. Especially the basics like a backpack and quality trekking socks. Here we provide you with a list of items we consider you must bring to this trek. You can also read a more extensive blog here about what to bring with you.

Remember to keep your luggage as light as possible for a convenient travel. Remember that the porter will be carrying your bags, don't overpack!

Below is the checklist of equipment you need for the trek.

- Sun hat
- Warm hat and scarf
- Headlight

- Sunscreen +40
- Sunglass
- Face wipes and towels

List for Hands
- Lightweight gloves
- And warm Globes

Body clothing
- Down or fiber-filled jacket (the company will be provided in rent)
- Down or fiber-filled jacket (the company will be provided in rent)
- 2 pairs of hiking t-shirts, preferably quick drying, possibly thermal tops for the treks
- Fleece jacket and sweaters
- Poncho and rain jacket
- Socks, preferably cotton –mix
- Lightweight cotton trekking pants with folding option

Lists of Footwear
- The proper Trekking Boots
- socks preferably cotton sports socks, take some extra pairs

Essential gear
- Day Backpack above the 30 L
- Pack covers and Thermal bottle
- Water peals
- Umbrella
- Walking pole if you need it
- Thick Sleeping bag
- Deodorant
- Laundry soap
- Antibacterial Gel
- Toiletries
- toothbrush
- Shampoo

Personal accessories
- Camera
- Cell Phone
- Padlocks
- Plastic bag
- Watch
- Sewing kit
- Extra photos and passport copies

First aid Kit
- Diamox (acetazolamide)
- Lozenges
- Elastic bandages
- Moleskin
- Cotton bandages and band-aids
- Lancing needle
- Antibiotic eye-drops
- Thermometer
- Sling
- Paracetamol
- Antiseptic antibacterial cream or solution
- Painkillers
- Anti-emetic for nausea (not at high altitude)
- Loperamide to control diarrhea
- Norfloxacin or Cipro to cure diarrhea, other infections
- Oral rehydration salts

Alpine Ramble Treks

Alpine Ramble Treks

Alpine Ramble Treks (P) Ltd. is a leading Himalayan Trekking and Tour operator based in Nepal which is fully approved and certified by the Nepalese government, affiliated with the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), Ministry of tourism, and Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). It has been operated by expert and a highly dedicated professional and passionate team who has had a decade of experience in the travel and tourism sector. Our team is well-trained by the Nepal Mountaineering Association, and Nepal Academy of Tourism & Hotel Management (NATHM). We have got farsighted vision which is why we always think for the best and prepare for the worst conditions during the treks. Because of professional and institutional care, ART has been getting its popularity by leaps and bounds. We have been guiding groups in the Himalayan routes for years.

Our friendly and experienced field staff will guide you on the most beautiful and spectacular trekking routes in the Himalayas. Additionally, our motto is to provide quality travel services while adopting and promoting Eco-tourism and responsible tourism in Nepal, exploring the beauty of nature and the wonderful and diverse culture in the Himalayas with our enthusiastic team. It is our promise that our dedicated and determined team of Alpine Ramble Treks will take care of you and your safety during your activities in Nepal.

All our ART employees have been participating in various training programs and sustainable tourism courses held by KEEP, ACAP, TAAN, NTB, and NATHAM.


Frequently Asked Questions

Best Season
If you have read our blog post about the best time for trekking in Nepal, you will know that every season in Nepal is suitable for trekking. However, in certain times of the year the one area of Nepal is more favorable than the other. Most people who go trekking in the Everest region and Gokyo Valley do so from March till the beginning of June and from September till the end of December. The Annapurna Region is best enjoyed in March to May and from October all the way to December. Just like Everest, you can trek in Annapurna all year round. The same seasons are most popular when talking the Manaslu Circuit and the Langtang Valley. The Upper Mustang is your choice during the Monsoon season when the rest of the country gets more rainfall. The Upper Dolpo is perfect most of the year, especially from March all the way to November.

Porters strives to only work with providers who treat porters in a fair manner. Without porters, there is no trekking in Nepal. They are the heart and soul of your adventure and they every day carry part of your gear. always tries to find a balance between an affordable trekking adventure and the fair treatment of porters.

Porters are partly dependent on tipping. The cheaper your trekking, the more likely it is that the salary for porters is low. In any case, this must be compensated with tipping. It is an unwritten law in the Himalayas. On your way you will notice that the amount of tipping is a hot topic. At the end of the trek there is an opportunity to give tips. The rxule of thumb is to count 10 to 15% of the total amount of the trek. This can be divided into 60-40. The 60% of the amount goes to the guide and 40% is for the porter(s).

Currency and Payment Methods
We recommend you to bring US dollars or euros to pay for your visa, further travel and other costs. It is easiest to travel in Nepal with US dollars. Nepal has reasonable banking facilities with branches of a number of international local commercial banks. Credit cards such as Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted. ATMs can be found everywhere in Kathmandu and Pokhara. There are ATMs in larger cities during the hikes. However, it is a good idea to bring enough money from Kathmandu or Pokhara as in Nepal you never know if the ATMs will work.

Visa Nepal
Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu you can get a tourist visa. USD 25 for 15 days from the date of issue, USD 40 for 30 days and USD 100 for 90 days tourist visa. You need two passport photos. You can apply for an online visa here.

No immunizations are required vsiting Nepal, but it’s always worth checking which vaccinations are recommended and check you are up-to-date with all your boosters.

Although you can get vaccinations in Kathmandu, it’s generally better (and often cheaper) to get them before your trip. Either way, it’s always worth consulting with your local doctor or nurse for up-to-date travel and inoculation advice at least 6 weeks before your planned departure date.

The main recommended vaccinations for Nepal are Hepatitis A, Typhoid, and Meningitis. Boosters are also recommended for Tetanus, Polio, Mumps, and Measles. Depending on your travel plans, you may also consider inoculations against Japanese Encephalitis, Hepatitis B, and Rabies. This is especially important if you have young children, plan to stay for an extended period of time, working in health care, or visiting rural areas and the lowlands of the Terai Region.

How to Book

How does it work?

On you can find and compare the adventures of your dreams. Is this trekking adventure your match? In that case you can proceed to booking. At you make a deposit of 20% of the total amount. You pay the remaining amount on location prior to the trek directly to the trekking company. uses only the safest payment methods. Once your booking has been received, your place is reserved, your place is safe and you can look forward to your chosen trekking. After you have made your booking, you will receive an e-mail confirmation with all necessary information and the contact details of the trekking company. If you have any questions or if you want to clarify something, you can obtain information directly from the right person. Of course, you can also always ask us your question. Send us an e-mail on The trekking company will also receive your details and can therefore always contact you and provide you with extra information.

Cancellation Policy

You wish you didn’t have to, but there is no other way: You find yourself having to cancel your plans. In this case, you lose your deposit, but since you haven’t paid the large sum yet, you at least save that. Please do let us know if you cannot make it. A no-show can be a small disaster for your trekking provider, who did its best to block your dates. View our complete cancellation policy here.

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