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You can help our disadvantaged communities by participating in our trekking and travel programs. All the profit out of the trekking service will go towards our projects targeted to the women and children and community health program. So think giving back while you are traveling. Help VIN to help the most marginalised communities in Nepal.

Annapurna Base Camp (ABC)

Annapurna Base Camp Trek combines some of the most spectacular mountain scenery, providing a fascinating insight into the modern hill life of Nepal. This is unique trek along local trails, through forests, villages and terraced farmland treats you to unparalleled mountain scenery, surrounded by enormous glaciers giving you an inside experience into the Nepalese life and culture. ABC classic trek  formed by the staggeringly beautiful peaks of the giants - Annapurna Himalayan, Glacier Dome, Gangapurna, Fang and the fishtail peak of Machapuchare. Although there is only one entrance to the sanctuary itself, we follow locally known, lesser-used approaches and exit routes on our ABC Trek.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

The vast amphitheatre of the Annapurna Sanctuary is encircled by the famous Himalayan peaks – the 'fishtail' spire of Machapuchare (6997m), Gangapurna (7454m), Annapurna 1 (8091m), the unclimbed Fang (7647m) and Annapurna South (7273m). The only approach follows the Modi Khola Valley through forests of oak, rhododendron and bamboo, passing through local Gurung villages to a world of soaring peaks.

The flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara takes us past three 8000m heights . We start our Annapurna Base Camp Trek with a short drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. We walk to a village by the Modi River, Birethanti(1000m). Walking through oak forest we cross several side valleys, which run into the Modi Khola, and climb a stone 'staircase' to the Gurung village of Chomrong (2060m). Trekking past Hinku cave, we reach what is known as the 'gate' into the Sanctuary – a pass between the spectacular peaks of Hiunchuli and Machapuchare.

The glaciated and snow covered peaks of the Sanctuary form a spectacular barrier .Dazzling views confront us as we trek up through the last permanent settlements to the Machapuchare Base Camp (3729m) where we are rewarded with superb views of 'Fishtail' mountain. While here we will also visit the Annapurna South Base camp.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Summary
Duration: 16 days Trek days: 14 days Hotel: 2 nights in Kathmandu and 1 night in Pokhara, Maximum altitude: 4130m
  1st and 15th of each month or customized dates

The ABC Trekking Program Price Includes
  • Airport pick up and drop off: International;
  • Accommodation at budget hotel in Kathmandu;
  • Round trip bus fare from Kathmandu to Pokhara and onwards journey;
  • An experienced guide and a porter (shared with other trekker);
  • Your food and accommodation during the trek ;
  • Food (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) and accommodation for your guide, porter during the trek;
  • Salary, insurance for your guide and porter;
  • All trekking and climbing related fees as required
  • Half day sight seeing in Kathmandu to world heritage sights; Patan darbar Square, Pashupati, Baudhnath, Swyambhu (monkey Temple.
Prices Exclude :
  • Round trip international air fare to and from Nepal;
  • Food and accommodation if flights gets delayed due to bad weather before or after the trek days.
  • Extra personal expenses for food, water;
  • Entry Visa fees ($40 for a month);
  • Travel and medical Insurance;
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Soft / hard drinks
  • Gifts for staff
All money saved out of the service will go to VIN established projects to empower the most disadvantaged community in Nepal. Thank you choosing VIN trekking program.


Day Program Altitude
1 Arrival to Kathamndu and transfer to hotel.
02 Drive to pokhara & rest at a hotel
03 Drive to Phedi & trek to Bhichok & rest
04 Trek to Himal Pani & rest
05 Trek to Khuldighar & rest
06 Trek to Deurali & rest
07 Trek to Annapurna Base Camp & rest 4100m
08 Trek to Bagar & rest
09 Trek to Dhoban & rest
10 Trek to Kyumrung & rest
11 Trek to Tadapani & rest
12 Trek to Ghorepani & rest
13 Trek to Poonhill to Banthanti & rest
14 Trek to Hile & rest
15 Trek to Nayapul & Drive to Pokhara then drive to Kathmandu & rest
16 Departure transfer

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I really enjoyed the program. the children are amazing and i learned so much from them. i taught the children many songs and dances and......
Meghan Vickery
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