Annapurna base camp trek
The Annapurna base camp trek is most famous high glacial basin lying north of mystical Pokhara city, situated below a ring of eleven of Nepal’s major peaks which are Manaslu, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna.
Annapurna Base Camp trek combine with several easy walking trails with majestic scenery and a mix of cultures unmatched by any other trekking tours in Nepal. Magical Annapurna base camp trek begins from lowland villages of rice terraces and green landscapes to the rocky and snowy mountains trail.
Furthermore, as you gradually ascend uphill, the peaks of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli emerge from behind the foothills. Pastures and cultivated fields soon give away to deep forests of oak, bamboo, and rhododendron. The trail finally stumbles across moraines and reaches Machhapuchre base camp to Annapurna base camp 13,745 feet.
The best of Annapurna base camp trek route is a focus for short holiday trekkers who want to hike base camp quicker. Majestic Annapurna base camp trek 10 days is just awesome. Trek route ABC trek combines with some of the most spectacular mountain scenery, providing a fascinating insight into the modern hill life of Annapurna mountain range in Nepal.
The shortest annapurna base camp trek 7 days is a most demanding with skipping the best Poon hill viewpoint. Exploring Poonhill combine to Annapurna base camp hikes gives you the best tastes of high Himalayan insights including Gurung tribes. Hiking Ghorepani, Ghandruk and Chomrung have a big settlement of Gurung people where the tourist can see their tradition and culture. Ghandruk village to Annapurna base camp express takes about 3 days only and you will see the closeup view of the Annapurna massive.
Mountain Annapurna covers many trekking trails but Poon hill together with Annapurna sanctuary takes roughly 12 days. As you choose your abc trek short, you can get mostly highlights of Annapurna base camp south. You will see an unbelievable and unimaginable beautiful 360-degree panorama of the whole Annapurnas.
Likewise, when you pass your trekking tours over Ghorepani – Poon Hill (known as a popular Magar Village), you will have again an amazing sunrise and sunset views of all Annapurna Himalayan range including mount Fishtail and mount Nilgiri in a 180-degree angle.
Annapurna base camp trek highlights
Visit the inner ABC trek equally popular as an Annapurna sanctuary of Annapurna panoramic views of 10 peaks over 6000m including Dhaulagiri and Mt. Fishtail. Mystical poon hill trek with the world’s deepest George Kali Gandaki valley from Poon Hill. Outstanding view of Annapurna first 8091m (26540 feet.). Beautiful rice terraces and farmland villages including Ghaundrung and their old museum. Natural hot spring at Jhinu.
Annapurna base camp trek difficulty
The best Annapurna base camp trek has easy to moderate difficulty in terms of its landscapes and avalanches. The stone steps are also not easy to walk. But Annapurna base camp trek 10 days is appropriate for any trekkers who are looking for an easy walk. The maximum height of Annapurna trekking 4250 m. on Annapurna base camp. It is not necessary any previous trekking or mountaineering experience and also it is not necessary that you must be young and energetic to do this trekking.
If you are healthy and can walk about 5 hours daily, you can easily complete this hiking. However, it would be more good to do daily jogging or walking exercise is recommended before you leave your country. Our program has been prepared including rest day and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. On the trek, you can go at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting.
Cheap Annapurna base camp trek covers:
The google maps say about annapurna base camp trek distance from the beginning point until the trek ending point for a round trip is 115 kilometers. And the Spring season and autumn seasons are the best time to visit abc trek route. Trek to abc journey covers Kathmandu valley, Pokhara, Ghorepani Poon hill, Chhomrong, Machharpurche base camp, Annapurna Base Camp, Ghaundrung village.
ABC TREK – annapurna base camp trek best time
February, March, April, May, June and September, October , November and early December.
Best time to explore Annapurna base camp trekking
The best months to visit Annapurna base camp are pre-monsoon (February, March, April and May) and post-monsoon (late September, October, November, and December). It is possible to make the journey in January and early September but we prefer the above months for our treks into Annapurna Base Camp. January and February stay extreme cold with possible avalanches and June, July, and August stays with a lot of rain and lychees on the lower elevation trekking. Hearing this all, the best time to explore Annapurna base camp trekking is either in Spring season or Autumn.
Annapurna base camp trek itinerary
02 Day: A full day sightseeing in Kathmandu.
03 Day: Drive or fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara airport.
04 Day: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (1050m). And Trek to Tikhedhunga.
05 Day: Trek from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani.
06 Day: Poon Hill hiking (3,215m.) and trek to Tadapani (2675m.).
07 Day: Trek from Tadapani to Chomrong village.
08 Day: Chhomrong to Himalaya Hotel trek, 7 hours.
09 Day: Himalaya hotel to Machapuchhare Base Camp trek, 5 hours.
10 Day: Annapurna Base Camp trek (4,130m). Descend Bamboo.
11 Day: Bamboo to Jhinu. 6 hours.
12 Day: Jhinu Danda to Nayapul. Return to Pokhara city.
13 Day: Drive / Fly to Kathmandu 6 hours. Final departure to airport.
Annapurna base camp trek itinerary in details
Day 01: Meet at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel (1,350m)
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast plan. Our representative will give you information about Annapurna base camp trek further programs.
Day 02: Full day Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley tour including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Stupa also known as monkey temple which is World Heritage Sites listed by UNESCO.
Day 03: Drive or fly to Pokhara
Better to take a flight to avoid 7 hours bus drive to get Pokhara. Taking a flight takes only 25 minutes from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Overnight at Hotel. In the afternoon you will be with your Himalaya guide Nepal to observe the Natural Beautiful town Pokhara. However, if you are driving to Pokhara by Tourist bus/car, It takes around 7 hours however you will have beautiful landscapes on the way
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul Bazaar (1050m.). Trek to Tikhedunga (1577m/5,157 feet), 5 hours
After having breakfast at the hotel we start our driving to Nayapul which takes approximately one and a half hours. We conduct our journey to Tikhedhunga Via Birethanti (1065m.). It is easy trekking passing through several small villages and settlements. We ascend gently to the final destination of the day.
Day 05 : Ghorepani trek (2874m/9,398 feet), 6 Hours
Today, we ascend steeply for the first 2 hours and ascend gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti. We will see a good view of Machhapuchhare known as Fish Tail (6997m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.), and Annapurna (7219m) south on the way. Now, our trail is quite easier passing through rhododendron and shadowy trees and ascends gently up to the final camp at Ghorepani village.
Day 06 : Hike to Poon Hill station (3215m/10,513 feet). Tadapani trek (2,650m / 8,666 feet), 7 hours
Today, we hike to Poon Hill station to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous mountains in the morning. Hike down to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast at Lodge and trek to Tadapani (2650 m / 8,666 ft.). Most part of the trail we trek through rhododendron forest, the beautiful flower makes the jungle colorful in spring when they bloom. Overnight at Guesthouse
Day 07 : Trek from Tadapani to Chomrong (2,170m/7,096 feet), 6 hours
It is a very easy trek by descending gently all the way through rhododendron, oak, and other kinds of dense forests. We will hear different kinds of birds chirping on the way to Kimrung Khola. Immediately, ascend steeply and walk at a level for 45 minutes and gently steeps and flat to Chomrong which is the only one gateway to Annapurna base camp / Annapurna sanctuary.
Day 08 : Chhomrong to Himalaya Hotel (2,950m/9,446 feet), 7 hours
Today, we will our first step with a stone step to the river Chomrong, cross the river and hike to Sinuwa village where there are few lodges. Walking with dense forest to bamboo place. Where there are some lodges and guest houses too. On the way, we will see the wildlife like wild boar, monkey, rhesus and other wild birds with including Danphe pheasant.
Day 09 : Himalaya hotel to Machapuchhare Base Camp (3,700m/12,099 feet), 6 hours
Today, we start to go over Deurali viewpoint and walk further to MBC. There are two different trails ahead of us; we follow the best way according to the season to Bagar and to MBC. These areas are the most possibility for avalanches and always be careful during the journey. You should have good information from your experienced guide who is organizing by Gokyo Treks & Expedition, before you start your journey to MBC. Take it seriously because there are already a lot of people who lost their lives here from viewpoint to Bagar. After Bagar, you are safe.
Day 10 : Annapurna base camp trek (4,130m/13,505 feet) & descend to Dovan (2,540m), 8 hours.
After sunny breakfast, walk all the way uphill to the ABC hilltop. The trail follows the left-hand tributary of the Modi Khola. You can see the sunrise with a natural Panoramic spectacular view from the viewpoint of ABC. From here we can see Annapurna 1st, Annapurna south, Barah Shikhar, Tent peak and Machapuchhare. Having breakfast in ABC, just descend down to Machapuchhare base camp. We can met the crew and taking all stuff descend downhill to Dovan village passing several green valley and villages.
Day 11 : Dovan to Jhinu Hotspring (1,750m /5,723 feet), 7 hours
The trail descends to Jhinu Danda leads through bamboo and rhododendron forest with superb mountain views from Sinuwa village. Have in mind, the trail from Dovan to Bamboo is most subject to avalanches also. The trail leads down and up to stone steps to Chhomrung village. And descend down to Jhinu Danda where we can enjoy with natural hot spring in the banks of Modi River.
Day 12 : Jhinu Danda to Nayapul. Overland drive to Pokhara. 6 hours
After breakfast, trek leads through intermittent bamboo and mixed forest. During the journey, you can pass through several villages, terraced and as well as flat land. You will have flat land from Syualibazar until Nayapool. After checkout from Annapurna Conservation office, we trek furthermore 30 minutes to reach Nayapul where our car is waiting to transfer back at the hotel on Phewa lake.
Day 13 : Drive to Kathmandu 6 hours. Final departure
Morning we’ll drive back through the scenic countryside and during the route will stop for breakfast & lunch. It takes 7 hours back to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu, our guide will help you to drop you to your hotel to transfer. Rest of the day relax or explore the surrounding areas. Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journe
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Cost Include:
- Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
- 2 nights twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu.
- 1 night Tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara within Bed with Breakfast Plan
- Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
- Domestic flight: Kathmandu to Pokhara airfare with airport departure tax.
- Guest house basis trekking accommodation while on trekking days.
- Tourist Bus transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu for guest and guide.
- Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis.
- Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permits for Trekking tours
- Pokhara Fewa lake side – Nayapool & Return to Fewa lake side transfer by private vehicle.
- All land transportation as per written on above itinerary.
- Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
- Insurance of guide and porters.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
- A special gift from our company.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Cost Exclude :
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
- Guest Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
- Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
We can organize a private ABC trek route starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Freequently Asked Questions
Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?
Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details, we will come to pick you up in TIA airport in kathmandu.
Question: Do I need the experience to do Annapurna base camp trek?
Answer: Actually Annapurna base camp trek is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a lightweight day pack. For this trekking, if you have about little experience would be better.
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on express Annapurna base camp trekking?
Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with a cozy bed with a nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.
Question: What kind of food can I expect in this trek?
Answer: All the guest houses/lodges in Annapurna base camp trek, they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to next place where you are going.
Question: What opportunities will I have for shower along with Annapurna base camp trekking?
Answer: Guest house trekking all the lodges they have a shower which you can get it somewhere on pay and somewhere free.
Question: How do I get drinking water on express ABC lodge Trek?
Answer: During the Annapurna base camp trek route there are all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in campsite/along the way.
Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
Answer: During the lodge trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters! An extra battery will be recommended.
Question: Is there any communication facilities on Annapurna base camp trek?
Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.
Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?
Answer: No! So, for the trekking routes, you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city areas.
Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?
Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer a 20% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.
Question: Who will carry my luggage on express Annapurna base camp lodge trekking?
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carry maximum 25 kilo of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.
Question: How much distance do I walk each day?
Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.
Question: Do I need walking polls ?
Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.
Question: Is Annapurna base camp and abc trek same ? What about Sanctuary trekking
Answer: Yes ! Of course. Annapurna base camp trekking is also Annapurna base camp trekking so do not confuse.
Question: How much additional money do I need per day?
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on trek.
The best Annapurna base camp trek notes:
The above itineraries are subject to change due to condition beyond our control. This is a Guide line showing tentative camp night stops. Physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.
“What makes Annapurna base camp trek special?”
Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who knows the destination much better than others.