Annapurna Base Camp Trek- 9 Days

Duration: 9 Days


  • Duration 9 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 4,130 meters. | 13,553 feet.
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Trip Area Annapurna Region
  • Best Season Autumn and Spring


  • Witness the blend of culture and nature in villages like Tolkha, Chhomrong, Dovan, and Deurali.
  • An opportunity to see some of the most impressive mountain peaks in the region, including Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Mountain), Hiunchuli, Annapurna Mountain Chain, Dhaulagiri, Gangapurna, and Tharpu Chuli. 
  • Experience the unique Gurung and Magar cultures and see a diverse landscape that includes lush forests, terraced fields, barren landscapes with snow-capped peaks, and glacier waterfalls/moraines.
  • One of the highlights of the trip is the chance to see Mt. Annapurna, one of the tallest mountains in the world, from a low altitude of 4,130 meters.
  • Rare opportunity to encounter elusive wildlife such as Himalayan Tahr, Danphe, Tibetan fox, and blue sheep
  • After a long day of exploring, a relaxing natural hot spring in Jhinu to relieve built-up fatigue.
  • A great opportunity to compare and experience city and mountain life in Nepal.

The 9-Day Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a moderately challenging yet popular trip. You will get the chance to be a part of the natural beauty and cultural heritage of the Gurung, Magar, and Bhramins communities at a budget-friendly price.

This trekking route takes you from Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3,700 meters | 12,139 feet) to the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC), passing through the lush forests of Jhinu, Bamboo, and Deurali.

The trail is not excessively difficult, but it does include ascents and descents through the high hills of the Mahabharat range. Along the way, you'll cross several suspension bridges that may appear risky but are safe to walk.

The Annapurna Base Camp, situated in the Annapurna Valley at an elevation of 4,130 meters (13,549 feet), is the main highlight of the trek. Spending a night at the base camp allows you to witness the sunrise over the Annapurna Range.
The panoramic view from the base camp includes Annapurna I (8,091 meters | 26,545 feet), Annapurna II, Annapurna South (7,219 meters | 23,684 feet), Fishtail (6,993 meters | 22,943 feet), Dhaulagiri (8,167 meters | 26,795 feet), Ganagapurna, and many other peaks.

Best Time for Annapurna Base Camp Trek 

The perfect for the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trek is during the spring season, which spans from March to June. Or in Autumn, which lasts from September to December.

During the Spring season, the forests are filled with colorful rhododendrons, and the skies are clear, creating a picturesque setting for your journey.

Autumn offers a unique experience with colorful landscapes that are not barren. Additionally, this season provides an opportunity to immerse oneself in the region's rich culture, as many festivals occur during this time.

It's worth noting that Trek to ABC is also considered a Monsoon Trek. This makes it an ideal destination for adventurers seeking to go on expeditions during their vacations. The trail features stairs throughout the journey, providing a challenging yet rewarding experience.

9 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek: Is It Right for Me?

This 9-Day Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes you through the bustling city of Kathmandu to the middle of nature and culture but in many. Tolkha, chhomrong, Dovan, and Deurali are all places where there is a mix of culture and nature. The maximum altitude of this journey is 4,130 meters (13,553 feet).     

This journey is considered the most popular and diverse Himalayan trek. ABC trip lets you see one of the world's highest peak from a lower altitude without facing problems such as mountain/altitude sickness.

In addition to all the adventure this hike will provide, you will be able to enjoy many delicious cuisines as well. As Annapurna base camp is situated at a lower altitude, there is easy access to many resources which makes this journey adventurous as well as luxurious depending upon your choice. This unique journey provides a wealth of experience also at a relatively lower cost.

Permits and Guides for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

This trip usually only requires one permit, The Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP). It is usually required for trekking in the Annapurna region
The Annapurna Conservation Area Permit can be obtained and registered directly with the Tourism Board in Kathmandu or Pokhara. The cost of the ACAP permit varies based on nationality: 

  • For foreigners, the price is $30.
  • For SAARC nationals, the cost is NPR 1,000 (approximately USD 8).

It's important to be aware that the Tourism Board will not process the ACAP for individuals who do not have a hired guide, as solo trekking by foreign visitors has been prohibited in Nepal since April 2023. Therefore, before starting the trek, it is necessary to have a guide from a registered travel agency.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek 9 Days: Cost Breakdown

Annapurna Base Camp Trek 9-day trip cost ranges from $600-$850 The total price of this journey depends also on the number of travelers, Days of stay, traveling medium choices, food, and accommodation.

This adventure is particularly noteworthy for its affordability, making it an ideal short trip for budget-conscious trekkers seeking a memorable experience. If you choose to hire only a guide and carry your gear, the cost can be further reduced throughout the journey.

Book this Trip

To reserve this Annapurna Base Camp Trek for 2024, contact our team via WhatsApp at +977-9851083619 (Ram Krishna Timalsina) or email us at Alternatively, you can book the trip directly from our website. We are currently accepting last-minute bookings for the upcoming peak trekking season, and you can also book this adventure for the Spring/Autumn of 2024 or 2025


The 9 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary is as follows:

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After we have our early breakfast, our guide will pick us up from our hotel. We will be going toward our tourist bus which will take us to Pokhara. We will reach Pokhara by evening so you can either rest or walk the lakeside street. 

On the 2nd day, we drive from Pokhara toward Phedi from where we will begin our actual hike. After reaching Phedi we begin our hike by ascending to Pothana and down towards Bhise Kharka through the dense forest and reach Tolkha. Tolkha is a small Gurung village on the way to the Base camp from where you can witness many mountain peaks. We will stay overnight in Tolkha.

On the 3rd day, we pass by oak forests, and terraced fields to reach Landruk. Landruk is a village of Gurung, Magar and Bhramins. After Crossing Landruk we pass by Jhinu Danda to reach Chhomrong. We will stay overnight in Chhomrong.

On our 4th day, we descend to Chhomrong Khola and cross streams and various hills to reach Sinuwa village. Then, we follow the trail to reach Dovan. We will be staying in Dovan for the night.

On the 5th day, we pass by bamboo and Rhodendron forest to reach Himlaya from Dovan. After that, the trail continues for almost two hours and we reach Deurali where we will stay for the night.

On our 6th day, we pass by an alpine forest with a mountain view to the front to reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp. After passing Machhapuchhre Base Camp, we continue to head upward till we reach Annapurna Base Camp. We will be staying here for the night.

On the 7th day, after staying in ABC, we head down the same route which goes to the bank of Modi Khola, and we hike toward Bamboo. We will stay in Bamboo for the night.

On the 8th day, we hike upward to Sinuwa to reach Chomrong. After passing Chomrong we then move toward Jhinu Danda. Jhinu Danda has a natural hot spring, where we can relieve our fatigue of travel. We will stay in Jhinu for the night to relax our sore muscles after a therapeutic hot spring bath.

On the final day of the trek, we walk toward Nayapul by crossing Birethanti. After reaching Nayapul, we get on a vehicle and drive toward Pokhara where we will conclude our trekking.

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Cost Details


  • Shared tourist transfer to trek starting point and Shared vehicle back to Pokhara after ending point. 
  • Three meals a day during the trek (Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner)
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • One highly experienced government-licensed guide.
  • Porter (1 for 2 trekkers) and their food, accommodation, salary, and equipment. 
  • Accident insurance for all staff
  • Trekking map, cap, and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit and oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation at higher altitudes.
  • ACAP Permit & TIMS fee
  • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
  • Government taxes & office service charge


  • Personal Travel insurance
  • Snacks /Drinks/ hot shower and other personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff 
  • Anything not mentioned in the cost Inclusion Section

Useful Info

Physical Requirement 

While this trek doesn't have Strict needs, it's advisable to participate in comprehensive physical activities for a week or two before the journey. It's important to maintain a nutritious diet and refrain from smoking and alcohol. Keep proper hydration, even though the risk of mountain sickness is lower on this route.

Additionally, it's vital to pack attire and equipment suitable for fluctuating hot and cold weather conditions, as the trekking conditions may change. Being ready to adjust to the evolving surroundings and dress appropriately is important.

Food and Accommodation

ABC is near compared to any other mountain trek. The food and Accommodation facility is comparatively better due to easy reach.
Though you can’t find any luxury items as you can enjoy the luxurious nature itself so, you won't need anything else. While you can only find mountain goat and sheep meat at ABC. it is recommended to enjoy vegetarian food while hiking to remain in your best condition.

Be aware that you cannot bring meat products like Chicken, Beef, or pork, once you enter the Annapurna Conservation area. 

Networks and Wifi

When it comes to networks and Wi-Fi at Annapurna Base Camp. It's important to note that Wi-Fi service is not available after Chhomrong. However, mobile networks do work beyond that point. While mobile networks may not be suitable for accessing the internet, there are some places where Wi-Fi is provided. 

Note to travelers, that the cost of using Wi-Fi at these locations will be the responsibility of the user. Additionally, there is a possibility that the mobile network may also experience disruptions, so it's advisable to be prepared for potential network issues. This information is crucial for anyone planning a trip to Annapurna Base Camp, as it helps set realistic expectations and encourages preparedness for network-related challenges.

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