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Picture this: two weeks nestled in the lap of the Himalayas, hopping from cozy tea house to tea house and surrounded by some of the highest mountains in the world—over 25,000 feet! That’s exactly what our 15-day, 70-mile Annapurna Base Camp Trek is all about. It’s like stepping into a dream, immersing yourself in Nepal’s vibrant culture while soaking up some of the most jaw-dropping scenery on the planet. You’ll be waking up to the sun’s first rays dancing on snow-capped peaks, then hiking beside lush rice fields, across glacial moraines, and through enchanting rhododendron and bamboo forests. The best part? We’ve got all the details covered from the moment your plane lands in Kathmandu, so all you have to do is soak it all in. Trust us, this is the hiking adventure you don’t want to miss!

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  • Nature at its most humbling

    Trek from lush forests to glacial moraines, culminating in views from Annapurna Base Camp, surrounded by peaks towering over 25,000 ft!

  • Cultural immersion

    Learn about ancient history and traditions amidst the backdrop of the towering Annapurna range, visiting UNESCO sites in Kathmandu and Bhaktapur along the way.

  • Hassle-free experience

    Expert guide and an all-inclusive package—including ground transportation, lodging, meals, permits, and experienced local staff.

Itinerary

Get ready for a 15-day adventure through the breathtaking landscapes of the Annapurna region with our Annapurna Base Camp Trek. From Kathmandu, we journey to Pokhara before beginning our trek to the base camp, surrounded by towering peaks and lush forests. Each day brings new wonders, from sunrise views at Poon Hill to relaxing in natural hot springs at Jhinu Danda. With an expert guide and an all-inclusive package, including ground transportation, lodging, meals, permits, and experienced local staff, this trek promises an unforgettable Himalayan experience.

  • Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal’s vibrant capital city, we are greeted by the bustling streets and rich cultural heritage. After a warm welcome, we are transferred to our hotel where we settle in and prepare for the adventure ahead. Later, we venture out to explore Kathmandu’s lively streets and immerse ourselves in its fascinating culture.

    Meals: Breakfast

    Panorama of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.
  • Today, we embark on a scenic journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara, either by a leisurely drive or a short flight. As we arrive in Pokhara, the picturesque lakeside city welcomes us with its serene beauty. We take some time to explore Pokhara, soaking in its tranquil ambiance and preparing ourselves for the upcoming trek.

    Meals: Breakfast

    Panorama of Pokhara, the starting point of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
  • Leaving Pokhara behind, we embark on an exhilarating trek from Nayapul to Tikhedhunga, located at an altitude of 1,540 m (5,052 ft). As we trek through lush forests and charming villages, we are captivated by the natural beauty that surrounds us. After a rewarding day of trekking, we settle into our accommodations in Tikhedhunga.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Trekking time: 4-5 hours
    Maximum altitude: 1,540 m (5,052 ft)

    Terraced rice field near Nayapul, Nepal.
  • Today’s trek takes us from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani, situated at an elevation of 2,860 m (9,383 ft). Ascending steep stone steps amidst verdant forests, we make our way to Ghorepani, where breathtaking views await us. After a challenging yet fulfilling day of trekking, we rest and rejuvenate in Ghorepani.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Trekking time: 6-7 hours
    Maximum altitude: 2,860 m (9,383 ft)

    A stream and a small waterfall in a lush setting near Ghorepani, Nepal, seen during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
  • Early in the morning, we embark on a memorable hike to Poon Hill (3,210 m / 10,531 ft) to witness the awe-inspiring sunrise over the Himalayas. After soaking in the breathtaking views, we continue our trek to Tadapani through enchanting rhododendron forests. As we arrive in Tadapani, we are greeted by the serene beauty of the surrounding landscapes.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Trekking time: 6-7 hours
    Maximum altitude: 3,210 m (10,531 ft)

    Annapurna Base Camp Trek hiker admiring the sunrise view of snow-capped mountains from Poon Hill.
  • Setting off from Tadapani, we descend through lush forests and terraced fields as we make our way to Chhomrong (2,170 m / 7,119 ft). Along the way, we are treated to panoramic views of Annapurna South and Machapuchare, adding to the beauty of our trekking experience. Upon reaching Chhomrong, we settle into our accommodations and unwind after a fulfilling day.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Trekking time: 5-6 hours
    Maximum altitude: 2,170 m (7,119 ft)

    Stupa in the Nepalese village of Chhomrong.
  • Continuing our trek, we descend to the Chhomrong Khola before ascending to Bamboo (2,335 m / 7,661 ft). The trail takes us through picturesque landscapes adorned with lush vegetation, providing ample opportunities to appreciate the natural beauty of the region. As we arrive in Bamboo, we are greeted by the tranquil surroundings and another great teahouse.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Trekking time: 4-5 hours
    Maximum altitude: 2,335 m (7,661 ft)

    Terraced rice fields in the Nepalese village of Chhomrong, seen during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
  • Today’s trek takes us from Bamboo to Deurali (3,230 m 10,597 ft), traversing through dense bamboo and rhododendron forests. Along the way, we are treated to magnificent views of Hiunchuli and Machapuchare, adding to the allure of our journey. Upon reaching Deurali, we settle into our accommodations and marvel at the natural splendor that surrounds us.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Trekking time: 5-6 hours
    Maximum altitude: 3,230 m (10,597 ft)

    Village of Deurali, Nepal.
  • Embarking on our trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 m / 13,549 ft), we enter the revered Annapurna Sanctuary, surrounded by towering peaks. As we reach the base camp, we are greeted by awe-inspiring views of the surrounding mountains, creating a sense of wonder and accomplishment. After soaking in the breathtaking vistas, we settle into our accommodations at Annapurna Base Camp.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Trekking time: 5-6 hours
    Maximum altitude: 4,130 m (13,549 ft)

    Annapurna Base Camp sign.
  • Descending from Annapurna Base Camp, we retrace our steps back to Bamboo (2,335 m / 7,661 ft) through the serene landscapes of the Annapurna Sanctuary. As we journey through this pristine wilderness, we reflect on the unforgettable experiences and memories we have gathered along the way. Upon reaching Bamboo, we relax, cherishing the final days of our trek.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Trekking time: 7-8 hours
    Maximum altitude: 2,335 m (7,661 ft)

    Landscape surrounding the Annapurna Base Camp.
  • Our trek today takes us from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1,780 m / 5,839 ft), where we have the opportunity to unwind in natural hot springs, soothing our tired muscles and rejuvenating our spirits. As we soak in the therapeutic waters, we reflect on the incredible journey we have undertaken and the bonds we have formed along the way.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Trekking time: 5-6 hours
    Maximum altitude: 1,780 m (5,839 ft)

    Suspension bridge in the Nepalese village of Jhinu Danda, near terraced rice fields, seen during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
  • Our final day of trekking takes us from Jhinu Danda to Nayapul, where our trek officially concludes. From Nayapul, we drive back to Pokhara, reminiscing about the unforgettable experiences and breathtaking vistas we encountered during our trek. Upon reaching Pokhara, we celebrate the completion of our journey and savor the memories we have created.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Trekking time: 4-5 hours
    Maximum altitude: 1,780 m (5,839 ft)

    Magnificent view of snow-capped Himalayan peaks of the Annapurna Range, in Nepal.
  • Leaving Pokhara behind, we embark on our journey back to Kathmandu, either by flight or road. As we return to the bustling capital city, we reflect on the transformative experiences and cherished memories we have gathered during our trek. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we have the opportunity to explore the city further or indulge in some last-minute shopping.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

    Architecture of Patan, a city in Nepal.
  • Today is dedicated to leisurely activities and final preparations before our departure from Nepal. We explore the bustling streets of Thamel, browsing through the vibrant shops and stalls for souvenirs to commemorate our unforgettable journey. Alternatively, we may opt to visit the nearby town of Bhaktapur, renowned for its well-preserved medieval architecture and rich cultural heritage. As we soak in the sights and sounds of Kathmandu, we reflect on the transformative experiences and lasting memories of our adventure in the Himalayas.

    Meals: Breakfast

    UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bhaktapur, with ancient architecture, near Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • As our journey in Nepal comes to an end, we bid farewell to this enchanting land and its warm-hearted people. Depending on our departure time, we may have some free time in the morning for any last-minute sightseeing or shopping. With hearts full of gratitude and cherished memories, we transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for our onward journey or flight back home.

    Meals: Breakfast

    Plane leaving Kathmandu.
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Bright Way Trek stands as a premier trekking and tour company in Nepal, distinguished by its government license and a team of seasoned professionals with extensive experience in the tourism sector. Under the leadership of Managing Director Kaila Tamang, boasting over 22 years of expertise in trekking, mountaineering, and hiking, the company offers unparalleled adventures. Its mission is to provide travelers with deeper insights into Nepal's landscapes and cultures, fostering understanding and creating cherished memories. Renowned for innovation and quality service, Bright Way Trek ensures every journey is an extraordinary adventure filled with discovery and wonder.

Things to know

  • What you get on this adventure:

      • An experienced, local hiking guide with extensive knowledge of the area
      • 15-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek adventure
      • Hotel accommodation for 4 nights in Kathmandu (breakfast included)
      • All lodging (teahouses) and meals during the trek
      • Transportation from airport to your hotel and back
      • All ground transportation
      • TIMS card
      • Entry fee for restricted areas in Kathmandu and Bhaktapur
      • Conservation area fee
      • Guide and porter (1 porter for every two trekkers)
      • Guide and porter accommodation and daily wages
      • Nepali staff transportation fee
      • Nepali staff accident insurance
      • Taxes

    What’s not included:

      • Transportation to Kathmandu
      • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu
      • Cold drinks, mineral water, alcoholic beverages etc.
      • Extra charge for internet and other communications
      • Travel insurance
      • Rescue helicopter in case of emergency (medical/rescue insurance is mandatory)
      • Guide and porter gratuities — customary
  • Hiking the Annapurna Base Camp Trek requires very good physical fitness.

    If you want to fully enjoy your hiking trip to Nepal, you should be able to hike distances exceeding 10 miles (16 km) for multiple consecutive days on steep, rocky, and slippery terrain with over 3,200 ft (1,000 m) of elevation gain. This requires extensive hiking experience from all participants. A lot of the hiking will be done in high altitudes, so some experience dealing with high elevation is recommended. Keep in mind that you’ll also be carrying a loaded daypack for the entirety of the trek and that the weather during the Annapurna Base Camp tour can be unpredictable.

    That being said, rest assured that throughout your journey, a guide will be there every step of the way to motivate you, set a suitable pace, arrange breaks, and ensure the adventure remains fun and safe. It’s worth noting that the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is comparatively less challenging than renowned Himalayan treks such as the Annapurna Circuit or the Everest Base Camp Trek, and it doesn’t entail extremely steep sections. With proper preparation and the excellent logistical support provided by your guide, most seasoned hikers can successfully complete the Annapurna Base Camp Trek hiking tour.

  • Here’s a list of personal equipment you need to bring:

      • Backpack or duffle bag (50-70 L)
      • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
      • Large duffle bag — optional
      • Valid passport & passport scanned photocopies
      • Visa (easy to obtain on arrival)
      • 2 passport-sized photos for your permits
      • Sleeping bag with comfort temperature of -15°C to -20°C / 5°F to -4°F
      • Waterproof bag for your clothes
      • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
      • Sunglasses with UV protection
      • Sunscreen
      • Personal toiletries
      • Camera — optional
      • Power bank
      • Watch or alarm clock
      • Water bottle and thermos
      • Large Ziplocs
      • Ear plugs
      • Small personal first-aid kit (simple and light) — first-aid tape, Band-Aids, alcohol-free wipes for cuts, personal medications, etc.
      • Tissue /toilet roll
      • One small bottle of water purification tablets (needs to contain silver-ions & chlorine) or a water filter or UV sterilizer
      • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
      • Medium-sized quick drying towel

    Here’s a list of clothing you need to bring:

      • Waterproof hiking boots with a sturdy sole
      • Waterproof jacket & pants (GoreTex recommended)
      • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
      • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
      • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
      • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
      • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket and pants
      • Down vest and/or jacket — optional
      • Hiking pants (1-2)
      • Short sleeve t-shirts (3-5)
      • Long sleeve t-shirts (1-2)
      • Hiking shorts (1)
      • Hiking pants (1)
      • Lightweight thermal bottoms (1)
      • Non-cotton underwear briefs
      • Heavy poly or wool socks
      • Trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
      • Lightweight poly-liner gloves
      • Lightweight wool or fleece gloves

    Please do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant. Your guide will contact you about any additional equipment at the time of contracting the trip and give you suggestions. Keep in mind that the exact packing list depends on the season, but that you will need to be prepared for different weather conditions.

  • During the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, your accommodation and meals are carefully arranged to ensure comfort and sustenance throughout your journey. In Kathmandu (before and after the trek), you’ll enjoy a total of four nights of accommodation in a hotel (breakfast included). Then, as you embark on the trek, you’ll spend a total of 10 nights in teahouses and lodges situated along the trail. Teahouses serve as a combination of guesthouses, restaurants, and social hubs, offering not only a place to rest but also an opportunity to connect with fellow trekkers and locals.

    Teahouses are selected based on years of experience in the trekking field, prioritizing cleanliness, hygiene, and a friendly atmosphere. Most tea houses have running water, and many provide hot water for bathing, although the use of wood-heated water is discouraged due to environmental concerns. While private rooms are available in most teahouses, it’s important to note that at higher altitudes, shared bathrooms are more common.

    During the trek, breakfasts and dinners will be served in the tea house, lunch will be eaten at one of the trail side restaurants. Teahouses offer a variety of options to satisfy your appetite. You can expect traditional Nepali dishes such as Dal Bhat (rice and lentil soup), as well as other staples like rice, vegetables, noodles, potatoes, and soup. Many tea houses also include Western food options on their menus to cater to diverse preferences. Additionally, you’ll find soft drinks, snacks, and beer available at most teahouses and trailside restaurants.

    To ensure your hydration needs are met, boiled water is provided for drinking at all teahouses. Your guide will also oversee the safety of the water throughout the trek, ensuring it’s suitable for consumption. With these arrangements in place, you can focus on enjoying the breathtaking scenery and immersive experience of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek without worrying about accommodation or meals.

  • Yes, you will need a tourist visa to participate in the Annapurna Base Camp Trek guided adventure in Nepal. The tourist visa is granted to foreign nationals visiting Nepal and is valid for a maximum of 150 days in a visa year. The fee for a single-entry tourist visa for 60 days is US $60, with an additional $50 for multiple-entry visas. Extensions for tourist visas can be obtained for a maximum of 150 days.

  • Every 1000 m/3,200 ft you travel above sea level makes aerobic exercise 10% harder and you will hike at elevations between 1,500 and 4,130 meters (4,920-13,550 ft) during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

    Here are a few tips on do’s and don’ts for adapting to high altitude and avoiding altitude sickness:

    Do not eat heavy food the day before traveling to Kathmandu. Make sure you drink between 6-8 glasses of water the days before your trip and during your hike through Annapurna. Once you arrive at your accommodation, lie down a few minutes before going out to explore the area. Once you are ready to go out and explore the area, try not to become agitated climbing stairs or walking fast. The best thing is to enjoy every corner of Kathmandu with calm and respect.

    You should also try to include cardio and strength training in your schedule. Cardio means getting your heart rate up by doing things like running, cycling, skipping and burpees. Strength training means using resistance, weights or your body weight to grow your muscles. The fitter you are, the less oxygen your muscles need to move — something invaluable in a low-oxygen environment.

    If possible, do some training hikes at high altitudes before heading to Nepal. This will prepare you for the increased strain placed on your body when engaging in high-altitude trekking.

  • In Nepal it is mandatory to travel with a local certified guide. Annapurna guides from Bright Way Trek boast extensive guiding experience in Nepal and Tibet, with many years spent exploring the region. Trained in first aid and equipped to handle any situation, our Annapurna Base Camp Trek guides are fluent in English and eager to share their profound knowledge and passion for Nepal’s beauty with you. We adhere to the principle that simply showing visitors special places or cultures isn’t sufficient; our guides aim to deeply engage participants, providing thorough explanations and ensuring an entertaining experience throughout.

  • Your guides will provide 1 porter per 2 participants to help with the load, so you needn’t worry too much about the weight you’ll have to carry while hiking. The weight limit for your luggage is 33 pounds or 15 kg. Remember that your luggage will be carried by your porter but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. We suggest that you pack only what is necessary.

  • Group sizes and pricing

      • For this group adventure, the usual client-to-guide ratio is 8:1, with one assistant guide as well.
      • The maximum number of participants for this tour is 20.
      • It takes a minimum of 2 people for this tour to operate.
      • The cost per person decreases as the group grows, so it’s the perfect opportunity to hike with friends and family!

    Hiking the Annapurna Base Camp Trek can be arranged for private groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

    Min. age requirements

      • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
      • Minors younger than 18 may be permitted to join the hike on a case-by-case basis, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.

    If your group has hikers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

  • Your Annapurna Base Camp Trek adventure starts in Kathmandu, Nepal. To get there, most people fly into Tribhuvan International Airport.

    Once you and your Annapurna guide agree on the details of your itinerary, they will arrange for your pickup at the airport and transfer you to your accommodation in Kathmandu. After that, all you have to do is stay safe and have fun on this Nepal trekking tour!

  • It is mandatory for all participants to cover all their bases with both emergency medical and travel insurance.

    With medical insurance, if you have an accident or medical emergency on or off the mountain, you’ll avoid paying out of pocket for costly expenses. This covers everything from hospital treatments to emergency air transportation and more. Travel insurance covers canceled flights, natural disasters and other scenarios that may interrupt your travel plans.

    We also expect you to respect local regulations and take measures to protect yourselves, your guides, and the communities you’re traveling to.

    If you need assistance selecting the right insurance for your group, let us know and we will be happy to help!

  • A 20% non-refundable deposit to secure your place is due upon booking. The remaining amount is paid either before your departure from your country or upon arrival in Nepal-but definitely before the commencement of the services. Once the trip is confirmed by the guide, the cancellation policy stated below applies.

      • If Client cancels the Booking anytime prior to sixty (60) calendar days in advance of the trip contemplated by the booking, Client is entitled to a full refund, minus the deposit.
      • For cancellations forty-five (45) to fifty-nine (59) calendar days in advance, Client will be charged a cancellation charge in the amount of thirty percent (30%) of the trip price.
      • For cancellations fifteen (15) to forty-four (44) calendar days in advance, Client will be charged a cancellation charge in the amount of forty percent (40%) of the trip price.
      • For cancellations seven (7) to fourteen (14) calendar days in advance, Client will be charged a cancellation charge in the amount of forty-five percent (45%) of the trip price.
      • For cancellations two(2) or more calendar days in advance, Client will be charged a cancellation charge in the amount of seventy percent (70%) of the trip price.
      • After that deadline, Client is not entitled to any refund. Any reimbursable expenses arising out of the Booking incurred by Guide prior to the date of cancellation (including but not limited to plane tickets, car rental payments, and lodging or transportation fees) are non-refundable as soon as they are incurred by the Guide.
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