Annapurna (South) Base Camp Trek

11 Days

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is by far the most rewarding and enriching experience of Nepal Himalaya. It is an easy-moderate level trek and with certain fitness training (GAF team shall help you in planning and training), you will definitely have the most mesmerizing experience of this extra ordinary trail.


Giripremi‘s team of highly experienced mountaineers are setting forth on 8th consecutive expedition to an 8000er mountain. It is none other than mighty Annapurna I, the tenth highest mountain & the most challenging in the world.


Trek to the base camp of Annapurna, is as popular trekking destination as EBC if not more. The trek begins at Pokhara, widely known as the ‘Lake City’ and passes through cascading waterfalls, beautiful villages, terraced farmlands, lush rhododendron forests, and amazing mountain vistas before reaching the base of the mighty Annapurna.

Annapurna Conservation Area Project protects the entire surrounding area of the region. Numerous high mountains like Machhapuchhre 6,993m, Mt. Annapurna I 8,091m, Mt. Annapurna II 7,939m , Mt. Annapurna III 7,555m, Mt. Annapurna IV 7,525m, Mt. Lamjung Himal 6,986m, etc. exist within the conservation area. Hot water springs at Poon Hill are one of the attractions during the trek. You can come here all around the year as people trek in all seasons; however the best time to come to this area is between March to mid may and between Septembers to mid November.

Trek Schedule:
Winter 2024: October 13th to 23rd, 2024 (Bookings started)

Trek Fees:
Trek cost: INR 60,000 + GST @ 5% (Subject to change for winter 2024)***
Both way flight (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu)

Important note regarding TCS:
Additional TCS (5% as of now) from every participant will be collected and filed to the income tax department against the PAN of that individual. The same will be displayed in the form 26AS for that particular quarter. So, the total amount after TCS will be as below:

Illustration of the trek cost:
Basic trek cost- Rs. 60,000 + 5% GST = Rs. 63,000
Amount after TCS- Rs. 63,000 + 5% TCS = Rs. 66,150

Cancellation Policy:

  1. If cancellation is made one month or more prior to the trek, we will refund 100% of the paid amount
  2. If cancellation is made 15 to 30 days prior to the trek, we will refund 50% of the paid amount
  3. If the cancellation is made within 15 days prior to the trek, there will be no refund.
  4. If the trek gets cancelled due to any any natural calamities like Uttarakhand floods, Nepal Earthquake, Covid-19 pandemic, we will refund the trek fees deducting actual expenses incurred depending on the stage of the trek.

Covid-19 Regulations:
As per directed by the destination city / country.

Trek Highlights

  • Trek to the base of world's 10th highest mountain
  • Visit to the Lake City of Nepal, Pokhara
  • Beautiful trail throughout the trek
  • Annapurna is the first of the 8000er mountain to be scaled in 1950 by French team


Pick up tp the hotel will be arranged from Kathmandu International Airport according to your flight timing. Hotel check-in followed by trek briefing meeting will take place.

Start off with a descent ride from Pokhara to Kimche and proceed to Jinudanda as you take on an off-road adventure En route. On reaching Jinudanda, negotiate a hanging bridge which is approx. 200 m long and start the climb to Chomrung. The stairs to heaven they say comes for real when you start climbing. The entire route till Chomrung is comprised of stairs and a definite path.
Total trekking time: 3-4 hrs
Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu hotel, Lunch and dinner on the trek route (B-L-D)

Day 2 of the trek and you will start with approx. one hour of descend on stairs till you cross the stream. The route after the stream is a mixture of stairs and natural trail. Witness pristine village on the way, Lower Sinuwa, Upper Sinuwa, Bamboo etc. Once you reach Bamboo, the entire walk till Dovan is through beautiful forest.
Total trekking time: 5-6 hrs
Meals: (B-L-D)

You will have to negotiate some ups and downs that lead you to a beautiful yet small village Deurali. The view from Deurali is fascinating. You can figure out the route and the valley that you came from. Do spend your evening outside the tea huts here.
Total trekking time: 5-6 hrs
Meals: (B-L-D)

Once, you start the trek, you will see a mighty mountain on your right side while heading towards MBC. Mt. Machchapuchchre (Fishtail), a beautiful and a holy mountain stays in your sight constantly. The route tangles along the river from Deurali and till the time you reach MBC. MBC is a very beautiful spot to spend the rest of the day with views all around.
Total trekking time: 3-4 hrs
Meals: (B-L-D)

You will be starting the trek early morning at around 4.00. It takes around 1.5 - 2 hrs to reach Annapurna Base Camp from MBC. Do not miss the sunrise on the South Face of Mt. Annapurna 1 (8091 m). Spend some time there, have nice hot tea/coffee and start return trek back to Dovan on the same route.
Total trekking time: 3-4 hrs
Meals: (B-L-D)

The trek route from Dovan to Lower Sinuwa is very relaxing but with a negotiation of stairs just ahead of Bamboo village. Once you reach upper Sinuwa, the climb for the day end and you reach lower Sinuwa which is a very comfortable stay.
Total trekking time: 3-4 hrs
Meals: (B-L-D)

This is probably the last day of the trek and you will be on the way back to the road head to go back to the civilization. The trek route is the same from Lower Sinuwa. You descend initially till the stream and start your climb towards Chomrung on the (In)famous stairs. Once you reach Chomrung, start your descend till Jinudanda. Tip: Start early to enjoy the refreshing hot water springs at Jinudanda which is a 30 mins walk from the tea house. Spent the evening celebrating the success of your trek.
Total trekking time: 3-4 hrs
Meals: (B-L-D)

You have to walk till you cross the hanging bridge where jeep/bus will be waiting for you to drop at Pokhara. Time taken to reach Pokhara is around 3-4 hrs from Jinudanda. On reaching Pokhara, check in to a comfortable hotel. Enjoy your evening by the Fewa lake in Pokhara.
Total travel time: 3-4 hrs
Meals: (B)

Flight will be scheduled from Pokhara to Kathmandu in the morning. Have rest in Kathmandu and explore the city.

You will be dropped to Kathmandu International Airport according to your International flight timings. Have a safe journey!

Cherish the memories of the trek!

Trek Cost: Rs. 60,000 + (GST & TCS)*

Cost Includes

  • All airport / hotel transfers
  • Two night stay in Kathmandu on Bed-Breakfast basis
  • One night stay in Pokhara on Bed-Breakfast basis
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu domestic flight (Option 1)
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara domestic flight ; Pokhara-KTM drive (Option 2)
  • Jeep: Pokhara-Jinudanda-Pokhara
  • Food and Accommodation during trekking
  • An experienced trekking guide with helper and cook
  • Porter service
  • All necessary paper works (ACAP and TIMS card)
  • Insurance for Nepali Staff
  • Sleeping bag, Duffle bag will provided

Cost Excludes

  • International Air Ticket
  • ** Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • ** In case of early return from mountain, the mountain days cannot be compensated with Kathmandu stay
  • Individual gear like windcheaters, feather jackets, walking sticks etc.
  • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara except the breakfast
  • Extra beverages and mineral water during the trek
  • Personal expenses during trek like wi-fi, battery charging, hot water bath, etc.
  • Emergency Medical Evacuation
  • Tips for guides and porter
  • VISA /permit / any other extra cost applicable to NON INDIAN passport holders
  • GST at actual (current rate 5%)
  • TCS (current rate 5% ; subject to change as per Govt. directives)


Step 1>> Booking Amount
Register yourself by paying booking amount Rs.20,000

Step 2>> Medical Form
Print and submit the Medical declaration Form Download

Step 3>>Indemnity Bond
FOR ADULTS – Print and submit the notarized indemnity bond Download
FOR MINORS – Print and submit the notarized indemnity bond Download

Step 4>> Balance Payment of your trek

Bank Transfer:
Bank Name:  HDFC Bank, FC Road Branch
A/c No. : 50200062745252
IFSC code: HDFC0000103

Google Pay:
G-Pay Number: 8668548653
UPI: 8668548653@okbizaxis
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1.How safe is this trek?

This is one of the safe high-altitude treks with medical and emergency chopper lift facility. But you should try not to be a beneficiary of these facilities which surely make a hole in your pockets. You must listen to the GGIM team’s advice. Before the trek, you should follow a fitness training module to prepare for this trek. We will share a training module with you once you register for the trek.

2.Give me some tips about level of fitness required

Trekkers are supposed to be in good physical condition. You should increase the level of intensity of training over a 3-4 months period. Apart from daily fitness, you should carry 4-6 KG load on your back during the practice treks. It will help you stimulate the trekking conditions. ABC has moderate level uphill-downhill walk along with few hundred steps and on some specific trails, you may even have to climb a little steeper. Few trials involve continuous walks of 4-6 hours. Be careful of not stretching yourself too much!

3.Climate and min temperatures during the trek

Climate is generally pleasant during the day. As the evening approaches, it starts becoming colder. At night after Dovan/Himalaya camps, night temperatures may reach sub zero levels. Care must be taken to have appropriate warm clothing. The hotels provide blankets at night. However, you will receive a sleeping bag (included in the cost) upon arrival in Kathmandu. We recommend renting down jackets and from local shops in case you don’t have them.

4.How many days will we actually spend at Annapurna base camp?

You might stay at ABC depending on the decision taken during he actual trek. Current plan is – You will start from MBC (Machchapuchchre base camp) early morning, reach ABC, spent some time and come back to Dovan camp.

5.How is the food and accommodation during the trek?

You will be staying at hotels on a twin/triple sharing basis. All the beds are provided with blankets. Common dining hall has a heater to warm your bodies. Generally, the breakfast menu is like Musli- milk, Omelet- bread- butter, pan cakes etc. For Lunch we mostly recommend Dal-bhat (local Nepali cuisine) and at dinner, there are many options. You can choose whatever you want from the menu. We recommend not to eat non veg during the trek as it is generally not a fresh meat. We will serve you hot water for drinking. There is a famous Sherpa mantra for food during the trek: “Daal –bhat power, 24 hour!”

6.Is there any additional expense for Non-Indian Citizens?

Yes, for USA/UK passport holders, you will have to bear additional charges – INR 13,500/-

  1. Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu flight charges
  2. Permit fee to enter Annapurna Conservation Area
  3. Hotel booking charges in Kathmandu and Pokhara

+ Cost of Visa on arrival (around $ 50)

2 Months Training Module for High Altitude Treks – Download

Acclimatization at high altitude – Download

Suggested Kit list – Download

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Annapurna (South) Base Camp Trek
  • Nepal
  • 13500
  • Hard
  • Tea House (Sharing basis)