Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 days is the best trekking trail in the Annapurna Regions to explore the base camp of the Annapurna 8091 meters base camp. The base camp is located at the elevations of 4130 Meter in the front of the Annapurna south from where you can see the Mt. Annapurna top to bottom. Annapurna base camp trek itinerary is totally customizable. The days of the trek depending on the route you choose. Various routes are available to trek to one of the Magnificent trek of Nepal. Those routes to Annapurna base camp are very stunning but the time is different to do it. On your Annapurna base camp trek, you will explore the most spectacular view of the Annapurna regions mountains. Annapurna, Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche peak, Nilgiri, Fishtail are the peaks that you can see. Cultures and the local people are other things to see on ABC trek.
What to see on Annapurna base camp trek?
Annapurna base camp trek is a great chance to see the different types of landscape and mountain scenery. Trek to Annapurna base camp offers you a super view of the Annapurna Himalayan range plus Dhaulagiri range together. Annapurna base camp trek also known as ABC trek starts from Pokhara city. Pokhara city is Nepal’s most beautiful and paradise city with the background of Gigantic Annapurna Mountain range. Trekkers will have a chance to explore the place like Poon Hill from where they can see the 360 Degree view of the mountain range. Dhaulagiri 8,167 M, Annapurna 8,091 M Mountain range. Annapurna South 7,219 M, Fishtail 6,997 M, Gangapurna 7,445 M, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Tent Peak, Baraha Sikhar are the peaks which they can see on their ABC trek. Rhododendron forest, High waterfalls, local villages, local people, cultures, Glaciers, alpine forests and some high suspension bridges are the other attractions of the trek to Annapurna base camp.
What are the highlighted things on Annapurna base camp trek?
Pokhara: Pokhara is a Annapurna base camp starting point. Sightseeing in Pokhara allows you enjoy the magnificent himalayn range with nice lakes around the city.
Poon hill: Poon hill in Nepal’s best viewpoint to see the mountain range and sunrise. You will see the panoramic view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range.
Tadapani: Tadapani is another best viewpoint to see Annapurna South, Fishtail, Himchuli and many other peaks.
Chomrong: Chomrong is the biggest Gurung village where you can see the Gurung culture and traditions. The local houses on the Chomrong are built-in Gurung styles.
Annapurna base camp: The base of Mt Annapurna where you would see Glaciers, Annapurna South, Tent Peak, Annapurna II and many other peaks.
Annapurna base camp trek durations
Annapurna base camp trek can be done even in 7 days from Pokhara to Pokhara which is the shortest itinerary that you can do. There are various routes to trek to Annapurna base camp. 1. Pokhara – Poon Hill – Annapurna base camp: This is the longest Annapurna base camp trekking that goes via poon hill which takes 13 days from your Arrival to Departure. From Pokhara, it is 11 days to Annapurna base camp trekking. We recommend this one because you can see the view that we have given the picture above.
2. Pokhara – Ghandruk – Annapurna base camp: This is the shortest trek trail which takes less time to complete the Annapurna base camp. Trekkers can finish the trek even in 5,6,7 days. If you take the flight and skip the Ghandruk village you can also do it in 5 days.
3. Pokhara – Landruk – Annapurna base camp: This route is also very attractive and straight to do Annapurna base camp. It takes 7 days or less to do the Annapurna base camp trek.
The 10th highest mountain of the world Mt. Annapurna (8091m) and trek reaches its base camp, which is at the height of 4130m/13549ft is one of the most recreational holidays in Nepal. That is the reason why it is so attractive among diverse outdoor enthusiasts, from a solo traveller to group hikers. You can also visit the Annapurna base camp trek blog for the more photos and information.
Below we have given the Annapurna base camp trek highlights which you would see on your Annapurna base camp trek
Walk around the Thamel after you arrive at Kathmandu
Scenic drive or fly to Pokhara, by driving it takes about a day to reach whereas if you take the flight then it is only 30 minutes to reach the Pokhara
Small sightseeing around the Lakeside and if you like to boat then you can boat to Tal Barahi temple.
Spectacular scenic drive to Naya Pul with an amazing view of the Annapurna range, you can see the Annapurna II, Fishtail 6993 meter, Annapurna south and many more.
Unique trek experience through the riverbank of the Modi and the Ghorepani, you will encounter with the local people who live around the trek trail of the Annapurna base camp.
Trek inside the dense rhododendron forest to the Ghorepani and Tadapani. You will see the 360-degree view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges mountains. More than 13 peaks above 7000 Meters and 2 peaks above 8000 Meters can be observed with the spectacular sunrise view.
The traditional village of Chomrong and the Gurung culture of the regions of the Annapurna trekking trail.
Trek through the bank of the Modi River through the dense rhododendron, oaks, jumpers, bamboo and pine forests.
Crossing some dangerous avalanche-prone area of the trek trail. Near Deurali there is a high risky avalanche area.
See some sky touching high waterfalls, holy Hindu temples and deep George of the Modi river valley.
Trek up to the height of 4130 Meters to the Annapurna base camp from where you can see the most stunning view of the Himalayas. You will see the 8th highest mountain of Nepal and the glaciers associated with the Annapurna mountains. Along with the Annapurna, you would see the Annapurna south, Annapurna frank, Tent peak, Fishtails and many other mountains in a very short distance.
Annapurna base camp trek Facts
Trek Duration:Annapurna base camp trek 10 days from Pokhara to Pokhara, 13 Days in total from your Arrival date to Departure date, 9 Days on Trek, 2 Days in Kathmandu and 2 Nights in Pokhara
Annapurna base camp height Annapurna Base Camp is 4130 Meter or 13,550 feet, more or less. The trek starts from 800 Meter from Nayapool Then climb 3200 Meter Deurali and again downs to Chomrong 2300 Meter then gradually climbs up to Annapurna base camp.
Trek Grade: Moderate trek Grade
Trek characters: 13 days total time is required, 2 night’s Hotels in Kathmandu with Bed and breakfast plan, 2 Night’s Hotel in Pokhara on Bed and Breakfast plan, 8 nights/9 days tea house base trek, breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek is included.
Annapurna base camp fixed departure We can organize this trek on any dates of the year. If you are willing to do it and trying to find a friend to do it and you don’t find then don’t worry. We would organize your personal trek but it is a bit costly however we try to give you the best rate. It is best to travel in a group which is cheaper. It does not matter whether you are alone or are in a group.
Equipment hire: Nepal Trek Hub give you a complete list of equipment before you come for the trek if you have not complete gear/equipment, some of the gear you can hire in Kathmandu at very good price
Rucksack/Duffle bag: Your luggage during the trek is carried by porter if you wish to take porter or you can also carry yourself, you need to arrange the rucksack/duffel bag before you go trekking, more advice you can get upon your arrival in Kathmandu, if you don’t have rucksack we can provide the duffel bag also
Transportation: Tourist Bus is widely used to go Pokhara, There is a tourist bus service from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu. It is safe and reliable for the tourist, it often stops for the lunch breakfast and toilet break, It takes 8 hours for 209 K.M. You can also hire a car to go to Pokhara or there is another option for you to go by flight. The flight is 30 minutes. There is a daily flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara from 8 AM to 4 PM From Pokhara, we use taxi or tourist van depends on the size to go to the trekking starting point. after we finish our trek we take the taxi or jeep to come in Pokhara.
Annapurna base camp trek best time
Annapurna base camp trek best time is not all throughout the year, The best trek experience can be gained if you trek there at the best time of the year. We have described the all-time character here.
October, November and December Mid
Generally in the month of October, November and up to Mid December is the best time to trek in Annapurna base camp, the sky is clear, you can see the mountain very clearly, a green environment in the countryside as well as you can also see the people are ready to harvest the rice at this time. This time is considered the best time of the year to trek.
March April and May
March and April are also known as the second-best time to trek in Nepal Because at this time the forest gets flowers. You can see the rhododendron forest get’s totally colourful because of the flowers this time. The sky is also clear so this is another best time to trek.
Rest of the year
Trekkers can trek in Annapurna base camp throughout the year but June July is a rainy season, leeches, flood, landslides and a cloudy sky are the problem of this time. You can not enjoy the trek this time. December and January are the coldest months, in this month the temperature is very cold, the weather is mostly cloudy so it means you can not see a good view of the Himalayas. You can choose any month by seeing your time.
annapurna base camp height
annapurna base camp height is 4130 Meter which is not that much as compare to other trekking routes of Nepal. The height of Annapurna 8091 meter is just in 1 K.M distance from the Annapurna base camp. The Machhapurche base camp is 3700 Meter. Macchapurche base camp(MBC) is on the way to Annapurna base camp(ABC). The distance is two hours trail but it is quite difficult due to the elevation.
Annapurna base camp trek preparation
Well! If you are wondering to do Annapurna base camp trek preparation, here is the things what you need to look. First of all you should determine yourself that you are able to do it. Please read the trek grade for your reference. You should also know little bit about a Altitude mountain sickness which might be very beneficial for you in the mountain. For obtaining the tourist visa of Nepal is easy. you can get this in your country or you can also get in Nepal. Before you come to Nepal it is better to prepare the packing list for your trek. Some of the brand you look might not be here in Nepal. Here is nepal trek packing list for your idea, all items are not mandatory and you can decide which are most necessary to you.
People and culture
In this trek, there are mix ethnic groups of inhabitants such as a Chettri, Brahmin and Mogoloid people. Brahamin, Chettri, and Newars live in lower land while mongoloid people lives in Highland.
Similarly, mongoloid people such as Gurung, Magar, pun, and others are staying higher elevation area such as Chomrong, Ghandruk. There are many people who are British Army, Indian Army, and Singapore police from this region, while other people do traditional farming. The main festival of Brahmin and Chettri are Dashain, Tihar. In the same way, mongoloid people celebrate Buddha Jayanti and Lhosar. Mongoloid people also celebrate Hindu festival because of cultural impact
Annapurna base camp trek distance
Annapurna Base Camp Trek trail distance is around 115 km. Trekkers need to walk 10KM to 20 KM each day. This trekking trail is popular for most of hikers and usually, it’s got many tourists. The distance is also differed as per route, for example, Nayapool – Ghorepani – Chomrong – Annapurna Base Camp – Dhampus – Phedi is the longest route whereas Nayapool – Annapurna base camp – Nayapool is the shortest route.
This trekking trail is quite hard for many tourists to cause it has a lot of stairs and the height of stairs is also irregular. From trek start day to end the day, there are many stairs. Local built these stairs for easiness of tourist to avoid the slippery and muddy trail.
During the summertime, it rains a lot so the steps get a fungus so it is slippery. Other time it is very good for the trekkers.
Annapurna base camp trek map
You can find different type of Annapurna base camp trek map in Nepal and your country as well. There are different publisher of the map. You can see Nepal Map House, Himalayan Map house are two very popular maps that are available in the Nepal market. The big you want to get the more costly it would be. We advise you to take the float-able map which can go anywhere in the bag or even in a pocket. You can get Annapurna base camp trek map free from us after you book the trip with us. We provide you when you arrive here in Nepal on your trip preparation day.
ABC trek route
There are different Annapurna base camp route. The starting point might be different however, it ultimately join in Chhomrong. Most of the trekkers start their trek from Nayapool, located in the highway of Pokhara – Baglung – Beni. You can also start from phedi which you can finish it in Nayapool too.
Annapurna base camp trek 7 days
Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 days is a short and straight trek itinerary to the Annapurna Base Camp. 7 days Annapurna base camp trek starts near Ghandruk after driving 2.30 hours from Pokhara. The trail moves to the base camp through the Bank of the Modi River with the stunning view of Annapurna South 7,219 Meter, Himchuli 6400 Meter, Fishtail 6,993 Meter, Annapurna III and many other peaks. The trails to Annapurna base camp are absolutely incredible filled with dense rhododendron and bamboo forests. Trekkers will see the high waterfalls, temples and some ever running glaciers during their Annapurna base camp trek for 7 days. The itinerary is approached to reach the base camp and return directly to Pokhara. On your trek glaciers, Holy mountain fishtail and the Jhinu Hot Spring are major things to see with high Himalayan snow-capped peaks of Annapurna.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 days itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1350 Meter
Day 02: Fly to Pokhara then to Chomrong 2300 Meter 6-7 Hours needed 3 Hours driving
Day 03: Chomrong to Himalaya Hotel 2920 Meter 7-8 Hours needed
Day 04: Himalaya Hotel to Machhapurche Base Camp 3800 Meter 5-6 Hours needed
Day 05: Machhapurche Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp 4130 Meter and back to Dovan 2600 Meter 8-9 Hours needed
Day 06: Dovan to Jhinu 1400 Meter 5-6 Hours needed
Day 07: Jhinu to Pokhara 800 Meter 6-7 Hours, then fly to Kathmandu
Annapurna base camp trek 10 days
Annapurna base camp trek 10 days is a full Annapurna base camp trek via Poon Hill, Normally hikers do it on 9 days but it is always good to have a 1 day extra if you do a comfort hike and 1 day would be extra to enjoy and utilize if in case the weather goes bad. The itinerary we have made below is 9 days hike and 4 days to arrive and drive to Pokhara and drive out from Pokhara.
Annapurna base camp trek itinerary
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and trekking preparation
Welcome you in Kathmandu International Airport then transfer to your hotel then discus and preparation of your trek. We will solve all your issue regarding the trek preparation and also help you to rental all the equipment. If you don’t have a sufficient equipment you can also buy in Thamel.
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara 7-8 hours
We take the tourist bus from Kathmandu tourist bus park to go Pokhara, the tourist bus leaves 7 o clock in the morning, they stop for 3 times for lunch, breakfast and toilet break. you can see rural Nepal along the highway
Day 03: Pokhara to Ulleri 2070 M, 6-7 Hours
We take the private vehicle from Pokhara to reach the trekking starting point, During the drive, you may see the beautiful Annapurna range, Fishtail and Annapurna II, Lamjung Himal. You can also see how local do their traditional farming while driving, it takes 1.30 hours to 2 hours to reach Nayapool. From here you start the trek. The permit checking office will check your permit in Birethanti, You will trek through the bank of the small river until you reach Tikhedunga then climb 2 hours to reach Ulleri.
Day 04: Ulleri to Ghorepani 2875 M, 6-7 Hours
The trek starts from climbing the stairs to Banthanti. from Banthanti the trail goes through inside the forest, the stairs are very less until we climb to Nangethanti. Nangethati is a lunch place where we do lunch, a place located inside the forest is relaxing. After lunch, we need to walk 1 hour further to reach Ghorepani
Day 05: Ghorepani to Tadapani 2675 M, 7-8 Hours
Early in the morning, we go to see the sunrise over the mountain from Poon Hill 3210 Meter. when you back to Ghorepani, you will do breakfast. Heaving breakfast you start your trek. Today trek is fantastic cause you should walk through the top of the Mountain until Deurali, you can taste the local cheese of this place, the trail’s descent down until the river before Tadapani. From here you need to climb 30 minutes to Tadapani.
Day 06: Tadapani to Chomrong 2170 M, 6-7 Hours
We need to go down a lot today. Tadapani is the top of the hill, We need to go down Gurjung which takes around 2 hours, after crossing the bridge the trail slowly climb up until you reach to chomrong, You spend your 1 night here.
Day 07: Chomrong to Himalaya 2900 M, 8-9 Hours
Following the bank of Modi river, we trek towards the north valley. the trail passes the big forest and bamboo bushes. You can see some wildlife if you are lucky enough. We will do lunch at Dovan before we reach to Himalaya.
Day 08: Himalaya Hotel to Machapuchhare Base Camp 3800 M, 5-6 Hours
We trek up to Machhapurche base camp through the bank of Modi river, and bottom of Fishtail mountain, This is quite a dangerous area because of an avalanche, Bagar is a place where most of the time avalanche falls. We stay overnight at Machhapurche base camp.
Day 09:Machapuchhare Base Camp to Annapurna base camp 4130 M then to Bamboo 2600 M, 8-9 Hours
This is one of the tough days of our trek, today you need to wake up at 4’0 clock in the morning to hike the Annapurna base camp (4130 Meter) which takes about 2.30 hours. Spending a few hours in base camp, we will take breakfast then go down to Machapuchhare Base Camp and pack our things then start our trek docents down to Bamboo. We will do lunch at Deurali today. We go down through Himalaya until bamboo 2600 Meter.
Day 10:Bamboo to Jhinu 1400 M, 5-6 Hours
As we leave the bamboo we climb a bit then straight walk until Sinuwa. From Sinuwa we can see Jhinu. Descending down to Chomrong river then climb to Chomrong we again go down to Jhinu. A hot spring pool is here. you can enjoy the day in the hot spring.
Day 11: Jhinu to Pokhara
This is our last day, as we cross the bridge we climb a bit then head to Kiumi, from here you will take the jeep to reach in Pokhara.
Day 12: Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus
Day 13: Your departure day
Annapurna base camp trek (ABC Trek) for Nepali
This trek is very attractive for the Nepali trekkers too. Nepali trekkers can trek faster than the normal itinerary that we have mentioned above. There is multiple trekking point where you can start your trek and the best and popular for Nepali is to trek from Ghandruk. From Ghandruk if you are physically fit you can do this trek in just 3-4 days time. The longest route is to start from the Tikhedunga to Ghorepani then to ABC which takes more time around 7-8 days. If you want to start the trek from Kande Australian Camp then to Landruk to ABC it may take 5-6 days. It is a very good route to trek for Nepali where you do not need any previous exercise but should have warm clothes and shoes and rain protections
Annapurna base camp trek cost for Nepali
Most of the Nepali trekkers wonder how much does it cost for Nepali people? well, it is not that expensive to trek to ABC. Roughly cost is NPR 1800 per person per day. So, if you are doing the 5 days Annapurna base camp trek it cost you NPR 9,000 per person. If you travel in a big group then it may also be less. You will get the basic food and accommodation at this cost. If you want the food and accommodation like a foreign tourist then it cost you 35$ per day.
Trek cost includes
Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
2 night’s twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu
Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
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
Langtang National park permits
Seasonal Fruits if possible
First Aid Box
All land transportation as per written on above itinerary
Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs
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.
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
Avalanche in Annapurna base camp trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek (ABC Trek) is one of the moderate treks of Nepal. Moderate means the trek is less than 4500 meters and requires around 6-7 hours walking per day. ABC Trekking is also the same but it is quite dangerous too. Every year avalanches kill the trekkers who go to Annapurna base camp trek. There are some certain areas of the trekking trails where an avalanche might happen at any time. Most of the trekkers lose their life because of the unknown risk of the Avalanche.
The biggest avalanche happened 11 years ago, 17 trekkers and Nepali people died in that disaster. Each year the disaster happens on the Annapurna base camp trek. Last year 7 people died on Annapurna base camp trek. With the experienced guide, you will be safe while trekking to ABC.
Frequently asked question Regarding This trip
Below we have mentioned some question, that are asked by frequent hikers/traveler before they do Annapurna base camp trek. you can get basic information from here, however if it still does not satisfy your question please ask question to us
When is the best season to do Annapurna Base camp trek?
October and November is best season to do Annapurna base camp trek. In this time the weather is very good, clear sky for whole day so you can see mountain very clearly. On this time you can also see the rice filed. The second best season is March and April because this time The rhododendron flower bloom.
How long do I have to walk per day, and how difficult it is?
Trekkers are required to walk 6-7 hours during the trek days. It is not that very difficult but you need to climb stairs often.
What kind of accommodation do we get
These are tea houses, very basic sometimes you get attached bathroom too but it is not that luxurious however you can adjust it.
Is there WIFI service
Most of the tea house have already set up wifi but this wifi are so slow, in some place you won’t find wifi.
Is there Hot Shower during the trek?
Yes, Tea house provide hot shower, some time solar some time Gas Shower as well, they charge you per shower, per head.
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