Annapurna Base Camp Trek is in itself a gorgeous trek of 7 days. Find the below details about whole trekking guide inducing itinerary, price details and more. The trek route takes you right up to the mighty south face of Mt. Annapurna where you will be amazed by snow peaked mountain and for a moment may wonder how you arrived here and how you might get out!
This Annapurna Base Camp Trek leads you gently up through the many settlements of different ethnic communities having different tradition and lifestyle with delightfully manicured rice fields, rhododendron and oak forests.
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Information
|Annapurna Base Camp Trek
|US$ 350 per person
|Minimum 2 pax
|Tea House / Lodge
To begin this trek we drive to Nayapul from Pokhara. Walking through the dense forests across several valleys, climb up to small settlements of Hiley which would be the perfect place for overnight stay.
It is is an easy-moderate trek, which makes it easy enough for someone starting out in the Himalayas. Even from the first day of the trek you get to see beautiful mountain views. The beautiful scenery and challenges of the trek make it a trek to do – whether it is your first time to the mountains or not. September to late December and February to late June is the best season for this trek.
HIGHLIGHTS OF ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK – 7 DAYS
- Main destination – Highest Point Annapurna Base Camp – 4130 meters
- Explore beautiful village of Gurung village Ghandruk and Chhomrong
- Unique experience of Natural Hot Spring in Jhinu Danta
- Amazing view of mountains including Himchuli, Annapurna South, Barahi Shikhar, Annapurna I, Glacier Dom, Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhre
- Enter of Annapurna conservation area project (ACAP)
ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK – 7 DAYS ITINERARY
DAY 01: DRIVE FROM POKHARA TO NAYAPUL. TREK FROM NAYAPUL TO GHANDUK (2000 METERS) – 6 HOURS
We drive to Nayapul after breakfast which take an hour from Pokhara. After getting off at Nayapul, our trail starts following the green valley and climbing through rhododendron and forest, we reach Ghandruk. Ghandruk is beautiful village of Gurung (an ethnic group of Nepal). You will have a change to observe their own language, culture, custom and lifestyle. You will have superb view of mount Annapurna South (7219m), mount Hiunchuli (6441m) and holy Mount Machhapuchhre (6993m) from Ghandruk village. Overnight at hotel or lodge.
DAY 02: TREK FROM GHANDRUK TO CHHOMRONG (2040 METERS) – 4 HOURS:
At the beginning of the day, you ascend gently for an hour up to Ghandrukkot (2100m.) and descend steeply to the Kimron Khola (1700m.). Chhomrong is a gateway to Annapurna Sanctuary trek and inhabited by Gurung, one of the major ethnic groups of Nepal. Stay overnight at lodge.
DAY 03: TREK FROM CHHOMRONG TO DOVAN (2600 METERS) – 6 HOURS:
Today, our trail goes down to Chhomrong Khola (stream) then starts to climb and we get Sinuwa Danda (2360m).Then after we pass rhododendron forest until we get Kuldhigar (2540m). After that we continue our trail and ultimately we reach Dovan. Overnight at hotel or lodge or tea house.
DAY 04: TREK FROM DOVAN TO DEURALI (3230 METERS) TO MACHHAPUCHHRE BASE CAMP (MBC – 3700 METERS) TO ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP (ABC – 4130 METERS) – 6 HOURS.
We start our trek gradually through oak & rhododendron and bamboo thick forest. We cross two bridges of small streams. Today, you might get opportunity to see some wild animal such as wild pig, deer, snow leopard during the trek. We reach Deurali by late afternoon.
We continue our exciting trail towards Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Firstly we walk ascend gradually and steeply over the mountain side. The trek to MBC to Annapurna Base Camp is a bit strenuous but the spectacular vista of Machhapuchhre rewards our trail very enjoyable. We reach MBC by early afternoon then after our trail continues climb until we reach Annapurna Base Camp.
Our trek enables to see the snow boulders melting and forming small streams. We will have sensation views of the near vertical south face of Annapurna towering above the sanctuary. Annapurna Base Camp sanctuary boasts of a dynamic view without anything impeding panorama of the 360 degrees. We will have interesting view of Machhapuchre, Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Hiuchuli and other peaks. Enjoy a warm night’s sleep in comfortable at hotel or lodge or tea house.
DAY 05: EXPLORE AROUND THE ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP THEN TREK BACK TO BAMBOO (2310 METERS) – 6 HOURS:
Weak up early in the morning and get pleasure form the amazing view of sunrise over the mountain. Today we began to walk from ABC. Our trail descends from today so; the trail will be earlier and easier then climbing up. We trek back from ABC to MBC then Deurali to Dovan and finally we get Bamboo. Today, you will allow to see beautiful water fall and superb mountain view of Fishtail and Himchuli during the trek to Bamboo. We rest at the hotel and overnight at hotel.
DAY 06: TREK FROM BAMBOO TO JHINU DANDA (1780 METERS) – 6 HOURS:
We continue our trek from Bamboo to Sinuwa then move down and get to Lower Chhomrong. From Lower Chomrong our trail takes ascending on the thousand stony steps and we reach upper Chomrong ten we trek down to Jhinu Danda. We can enjoy hot spring while staying in Jhinu Danda. Overnight in Jhandu Danda at hotel.
DAY 07: TREK FROM JHUNU DANDA TO NAYA PUL – 6 HOURS. DRIVE FROM NAYA PUL TO POKHARA.
We start our trek from Jhinu Danda via Syauli bazzar and get to Birethanti then Naya Pul. From Naya Pul, we drive to Pokhara which take an hour
COST ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK
US$ 560 per person – minimum group size: 02 person.
- Transfer from Pokhara to Nayapul and Nayapul to Pokhara by private vehicle.
- English Speaking trained/licensed holder guide for whole Trek
- Porter during the whole trek – one porter for 2 person – a porter can carry 15 Kg of baggage.
- Annapurna conservation area Permit, TIMS card & Any required permits or Official Documentation.
- Accommodation in selected Tea house Lodge/Guest house during Trek (shared toilets/ bathroom) with breakfast in the same lodge/guest house.
- Insurance, Daily Wages, Equipment and all meals & Lodges of Porters and Guide in Whole Trek
- First Aid Kid Box (for Normal Treatment only)
- Government taxes & Other Applicable Fees.
- Travel & Health Insurance.
- Any Alcoholic Drinks, Cold Drinks, Boiled & Mineral Water, Beverages Etc in Trek
- Tips for Trekking & other employed staffs which is not mandatory but expected.
- Hot Shower, Battery Charges (Available in Trek with Extra cost or Free in some lodges)
- Any Other Cost, which is not mentioned in Cost Includes Items as Above.
FAQS for Annapurna Base Camp Trek
1. Do I need guide for Annapurna Base Camp Trek?
A guide is far from essential for this trek. A guide can offer two advantages. First, guide to trekker during the trekking trip. Second, he provide information about local culture and promote. On the Annapurna Base Camp trek, This is a fairly popular trekking route. We provide an English speaking trekking guide.
2. What is the difficulty level of this ABC trek?
Good physical condition is required to complete the day’s walk. Normally, it takes about 6 hours of walking per day. However, the altitude climb is gradual and the climax, the base camp of Annapurna, “only” 4150 meters above sea level allows a fairly easy acclimatization. No climbing skills are required.
3. When is the best time to do Annapurna Base Camp Trek?
The most suitable months to do Annapurna Base Camp Trek are September, October, November and March, April & May. It is also possible to do it in late August and early December.
4. How to reach Pokhara?
There are three ways to reach Pokhara if you travel from Kathmandu such as by tourist bus which fare starts US$ 7 to US$ 27, next by private vehicle which cost starts US$ 90 (a car) and next by flight the flight fare is US$ 85 each person.
5. What types of permit need for Annapurna Base Camp Trek?
Annapurna Base Camp is located in Annapurna Region so; you need to obtain Annapurna Conservation Area so; you need Entrance Permit (ACAP) and TIMS Card. Both ACAP and TIMS Card fee includes in our trekking price.