Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 11 Days

Duration: 11 Days   |  
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Transport: Car / Hiace / Bus and Flight
  • Food: Breakfast in Kathmandu & all meals during the trek.
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu & Guest houses during the trek
  • Group Size: 2+
  • Max Elevation: 4,230 m

Annapurna Base Camp Trek – 11 days is suitable option of Annapurna Base Camp Trek who is literally on short vacation or wants to visit some other beautiful places of Nepal including Annapurna Base Camp. We have another shortest form of Annapurna base camp trek – 9 days if you would like to complete the trek in shortest mode. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is also known as ABC Trek by the trekkers. The Annapurna Trekking route is one of the most popular trekking routes in the world. The Annapurna region, in northwest Nepal is a home of several highest peaks in the world, including Manaslu (8156m), Dhaulagiri (8167m) and the famous Annapurna mountains. After beginning this once-in-a-lifetime trek, you will pass through ethnic villages and dense rhododendron and bamboo forests until you reach the jaw-dropping Annapurna Base Camp at 4130 meters. At the end of the trek, you will find yourself encompassed by pristine mountains, which form a walled fortress around you.

Throughout the trek, you can enjoy all the highlighted features and reach those parts which are famous and mostly the trekkers want to reach in this region. The journey starts from a flight or a drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu. And continuously drive to Tikhedhunga and next day you will reach a typical ethnic village- Ghandruk. You will hike to Poonhill on your fourth day of the trek. Poon Hill is a popular view point of Annapurna region. You can see a superb view of the sunrise and thrilling panoramic view of the mountains like, Mount Dhaulagiri, Mount Annapurna South, Mount Fishtail, and many others. We explore the unique culture, tradition, cuisines and lifestyle of Magar and Gurung ethnic community of Nepal throughout the trip. The trip is a combination of nature, culture and adventure.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek – 11 days, takes you to the popular destinations in Annapurna region including Birethanti, Tikhedhunga, Ghandruk, Poonhill, Sinuwa, Deurali, Bamboo, Jhinu (hot spring) and many others. The trail goes through green terrain, forests, rivers, small valleys, bank of the rivers, top hills in a style with regular ascending and descending as per the nature of the trails. All our stops have their individual uniqueness and popularity with own special characteristics as per its location, local community. Among them Jhinu Danda or Jhinu is little more different since it offers natural hot water where you can enjoy relaxing on the pond.

The trail reaches to the main destination, Annapurna Base Camp through a narrow valley made by Modi Khola River. You can see the perfect views of Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna III (7555m), Gangapurna (7454m), Machhapuchchhre (6999m), Hiunchuli (6,441m) and many other peaks. The Annapurna Base Camp arrives after reaching Machhapuchhre base camp (Fishtail base camp). You will then completely find yourself surrounded by the snow packed towered mountains. The final destination offers you a complete 360 degree view of the mountains. Isn’t it interesting and will be your long life memory?

Shepherd Holidays offers you this trek with amazing services throughout the trip. Join us today, it will be really a lifetime memory which you will never forget, enjoying this trip with blended of Nature, Culture and Adventure!


  • Opportunity to witness the sunrise and sunset view over the Himalayas
  • Panoramic and closed views of Annapurna massif
  • Unforgettable sunrise view and panoramic view of mountains from Poon Hill
  • Inspiring views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli and other mountains & Glaciers, picturesque villages
  • Blooming rhododendron, bamboo, and other forests
  • Relaxing your body and mind at Jhinu Hot Springs
  • Remarkable hospitality of Gurung and other ethnic groups


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After your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, our airport representative will greet you with khada (typical traditional Tibetian/Nepali scaff using for greetings) and escort you to the hotel. In the afternoon, you can take rest or explore the streets of Thamel nearby your hotel. In the evening, we will organize a short pre-trip meeting and introduce you with your trekking guide, who will brief you about the preparations to be done for the trip.

Overnight at Hotel

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Altitude: 1,300 m
  • Place: Kathmandu

After breakfast in your hotel at Kathmandu, we pick you up from your hotel and drive to Ghandruk via Pokhara or if you choose to go Pokhara via flight (in extra cost), we shall drop you at airport and you again will be picked up from Pokhara and we drive to Nayapul via beautiful village Lumle. Then we start our trek towards Tikhe Dhunga. The trail goes ascends climbing up to the small valley. Overnight stay at Tikhedhunga.  

  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude: 1,495m
  • Place: Tikhedhunga

After your breakfast in Tikhedhunga we proceed for Ghorepani. We find a suspension bridge near Tikhedhunga and the trail ascends through stone steps, there are about 3300 steps to the beautiful village- Ulleri. Ulleri is a typical Magar village, one of the ethnic communities of Nepal. The trail then ascends little more through terrain fields and arrive Nangethanti. From Nangethanti we climb to our final destination of the day, Ghorepani. You can see outstanding view of Mount Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Mount Tukuche Nilgiri (6940m), Mount Annapurna I (8091m), Mount Hiunchuli (6441m), Mount Tarke Kang (7193m) and other small peaks. Overnight at guesthouse in Ghandruk.    

  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude: 2,850 m
  • Place: Ghorepani

Today we wake up early in the morning to catch a beautiful sunrise from Poonhill. Early in the morning we hike up to Poonhill. Poon Hill is a hill top station from where you can see breathtaking panoramic views of the Himalayas including Mount Dhaulagiri, Mount Annapurna South, Mount Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and many other small peaks. We return back to Ghorepani for our breakfast and walk towards Tadapani. Overnight stay at guest house in Tadapani. 

  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude: 2,500 m
  • Place: Tadapani

After your breakfast in Tadapani, we start our trek descending down to Gurjung. We can see the nice view of the upper Modi valley. The trail then goes ascends above the west of the Modi Khola River and we reach to beautiful village Chhomrong. Along the way we can see very beautiful scene of Mountains of Annapurna Massif. Trail now descends little to Chhomrong Khola then ascends to reach our final destination of the day, Sinuwa. Overnight stay at guest house in Sinuwa. 

  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude: 2,310 m
  • Place: Sinuwa

After your breakfast at Sinuwa, we start our trekking towards Deurali. After hiking around couple of hours we reach to Kuldi Ghar then the trail goes really steeply down to the bank of the river. The river, regular and bamboo forests are there on our way today. We keep walking keeping the river in our west side, through bamboo we reach at the bottom of the George and then the trail reach to the neck of the George and at Barah. We then continuously climb towards the Himalayas further to our final destination of the day at Deurali. 

  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude: 3,150 m
  • Place: Deurali

Today we will reach to our final destination of the trip, Annapurna Base Camp. After the breakfast we start our day towards Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC) and then Annapurna Base Camp. The trail reaches to Annapurna Sanctuary; it is really surrounded by the mountains, where a wall of mountain peaks creates the shape of a natural amphitheater around us. The views here are absolutely breathtaking. You will feel amazing experience finding yourself in the middle of the mountains. 

  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude: 4,210 m
  • Place: Annapurna Base Camp

We wake up early in the morning to catch a beautiful sunrise over the Himalayas. The morning sunlight reflects the white peaks into golden peaks. It looks really wonderful. Mt. Annapurna, Machhapucchre and the neighboring peaks can be seen again from base camp. After our breakfast at ABC we start the trek descending towards Bamboo through MBC and downhill trails finally descends about 1700 meters at the bank of the Modi Khola River. Overnight stay at Bamboo.  

  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude: 2310m
  • Place: Bamboo

After your breakfast in Bamboo, we start the trek to Jhindu Danda through Chhomrong which is the same way which we walked reaching ABC. From Chhomrong the trail descends very steeply to Jhindu Danda. You can bath at natural hot pond, there are many beliefs of this pond- if you bath here you will be cured of many problems including aching muscles. You definitely feel relaxed in natural hot water. We stay overnight in the guest house at Jhinu.

  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude: 1,780 m
  • Place: Jhinu Danda

After your breakfast at Jhinu hot springs, we start our trek towards Nayapul through Birethanti keeping Modi Khola at the left side. You will see greenery throughout the trek today till Birethanti. And the trail finally reaches to Nayapul, where we will take a drive to Kathmandu through Pokhara. Today is second last day of your trip, if you would like to extend the trip you can ask us. You can stay at Pokhara for more or we shall reach the Kathmandu. You have still another option to take a flight to Kathmandu from Pokhara in extra cost. Please feel free to ask us.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
  • Altitude: 1,300 m
  • Place: Kathmandu

Today is the last day of your trip. If you would like to stay more in Nepal; you have many options that can be shared with you upon request. Else, we will transfer you to the airport for your departure. We thank you for the opportunity of being your travel partner and wish to serve you on your next vacation. Have a nice journey.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Altitude: 1,300 m
  • Place: Kathmandu
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What to Expect

  • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport and hotel transfers
  • Three Star or above category hotel, twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu, breakfast included
  • Best available guest house accommodations throughout the trek with twin sharing basis
  • Full board hygienic meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with tea/coffee during the trek
  • Kathmandu-Nayapul-Kathmandu transportation by a private vehicle
  • One experienced, certified & helpful guide, porters (a porter for 2 trekkers) and their accommodation, food, salary, equipment and accidental insurance
  • First Aid Kit, Trekking Map, Trip achievement certificate, Shepherd Holidays’ T-shirt
  • Duffel bag, down jacket & sleeping bag during the trek
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) fees
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit
  • Government taxes, Service charge & all office expenses
  • International Airfare
  • Nepal entry Visa (please go through Nepal Visa page for further assistance)
  • Travel Insurance (please go through Travel Insurance page for further assistance)
  • Meals in Kathmandu (besides breakfast)
  • Your personal expenses, shopping, etc.
  • Hot shower and electronic charging fees (in some places) at guest houses during the trek
  • Alcoholic drinks, Water bottles, tea/coffees, chocolates etc.
  • Tips for guide, porter & driver (tipping is expected but not mandatory)
  • Extra accommodation and meals outside of itinerary
  • Costs from unexpected occurrences (i.e. cancellations, weather problems, damages of property, illness, etc.)

Useful Information

The given Annapurna Base Camp Trek is standard of Annapurna Base Camp Trek for 11 days. If you would like to go for Luxury or Budget please advise us. This package still can be customized as per your interest and wish. Hence; the package is made with a 3-star hotel accommodation at Kathmandu If you'd like to suggest a different accommodation, the price can surely be differed. Please contact us for further.