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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

11 Days

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is well-known as the best epicenter for many trekkers across the globe. Naturally, gifted Annapurna has a higher glacier basin that lies 40 km straight to Northern Pokhara. The Oval-shaped plateau stays of over 4,000 meters.

Moreover, it has been surrounded by beautiful snow-capped mountains. The Annapurna delights only 7 hours of sunlight during the summer. An abnormal combination of heights and depths is very memorizing.

Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Panoramic views of Annapurna Ranges and stunning landscapes.
  • Settlement of locals, Gurung and Magar with their classic culture.
  • Evergreen bamboo trees, Rhododendrons & other botanical trees.
  • Shadow of Annapurna Range on the sunset.
  • 3,280 Amazing stone steps.
  • Presence of wild animals, Sown Tiger, deer musk, and more.
  • View of other peaks, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchre.
  • Typical Nepali food Conner.
  • Beautiful views of waterfalls.

The Summary of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a wonderful hiking route that passes through scenic mountain views. The height of the Annapurna Base Camp is 4130 m from the sea level. While trekking on this Annapurna Base Camp route you would encounter diverse experiences.

Excitingly, ABC trekking begins from Nayapul where on the way you could see a wide variety of botanical trees such as banana, Amala tree, Urtica dioica, and many more than you will reach Tikhedhungaa (1,540 m).

Remarkably and antically, you could see a settlement of Magar Village, culturally, this community has a classic culture with its own lifestyle of living. And by this route, you will reach Ulleri where you will have to climb over 3,280 stone steps. It is very renowned for these stone steps so far. There are schools, health posts, and homestays.

After moving to Ghorepani from Ulleri, you could see the most marvelous sights of the Annapurna Range, Mt. Manaslu, including the Dhaulagiri range. This place has been settled mostly by the Gurung community. They are unique in their clothing, food, and language, and even you could enjoy having Gurung bread which offers you enough energy while hiking. In this place, you can visit the Gurung Museum if you wish.

Your next destination will be Tadapani (2630 m) right after Ghorepani. You would feel delighted since you will feel as if a drop of snow and water washed your face from Mt. Machhapuchhre.

Chomrong (2170 m) is the next place to reach out after Ghorepani, by the way, this is the main entrance to Annapurna Base Camp, and also you could see Mt. Machhapuchhre which could be seen like a fishtail. This is a place reflected by Gurung culture. In addition, you can get access to potters, horses, Massage, Spas even Donkeys to transport your luggage or bags.

You could see evergreen bamboo trees while getting upward from Chomrong until Dovan. By seeing the beauty of waterfalls you will be delighted like anything else. Perhaps, it could be a transcendental feeling, from this place you could get into the real Machhapuchhre Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

After getting from Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, usually, trekkers get downward of Boombo then upward to Chomrong then you will move down to Jhinu Danda where you get could come across naturally gifted Hot Spring, you could take a bath in this Hot Spring. There are a lot of benefits to getting a bath in this Hot Spring. You can be healed from an eye problem, diabetes, hair fall, pressure, inactive blood circulation, and uric acid as well.

Annapurna Mountain Treks welcomes all of you with a thankful heart as we have created a systematic and sensible schedule for the Annapurna base camp trek and we have 10 days itinerary.

Welcome you even the Shining Mountains of the Himalayas sitting tight for you waiting. We are hoping to see you soon.

Permission Requirement for ABC Trek

All trekkers must go through two different permits for security and safety.

Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit (ACAP)

The ACAP nearly charges 30 USD including VAT. When it comes to the SAARC nationalities 5 USD for the entrance, you can do it in Kathmandu or in Pokhara for ABC Trek permission.

Trekkers Information Management (TIMS)
Very important for international trekkers. TIMS recollects a record of every trekker by registration. It helps to find out missing trekkers. So; the TIMS charge is 30 USD.

Annapurna Base camp Trek Weather

Annapurna Base camp trek is one of the most praised trek destinations in Nepal. So, knowing about the weather is very worthwhile before hiking in the lap of the Himalayas.

Since weather plays the most vital role for each trekker while heading for a hike bad climate does not make the trekking better.

The rail fall may cause an exciting trek in the summer seasons. The weather remains unpredictable in the Annapurna region even though the temperature can be different from one place to the other.

The weather of the Annapurna  region in various seasons:

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Annapurna in Spring Seasons

 March to May

This time is very relevant for hikers in the Annapurna region. During this time the weather remains very clear even Rhododendrons bloom very much and the weather becomes very warm.

The temperature remains at a lower level around 10 degrees Celsius while during the night it freezes and day time temperature goes up to 20 degrees Celsius. The coldness grows slowly in the evening.

 Annapurna in Autumn Season

October to November

This season is very well and best for the trekkers in the Annapurna region. The temperature becomes moderate and well. Because of the clear and warm weather, all hikers could see the amazing views of peaks and even mountains.

During the day, the average temperature goes up 15 degrees and remains very friendly but during the night it freezes.

Feelings could be very amazing while passing out through rhododendron, bamboo, alpine, and even evergreen trees. 

Annapurna in Summer seasons

June to September

Because of huge rainfall the trail becomes very muddy, and slippery as a result trekkers do not enjoy it a lot while hiking this region besides the bite of mosquitoes can be dangerous even block clouds block the views of peaks.

However, trekking is possible even in this season but the heavy rainfall causes the trekking. This season is the rainy season in Nepal.

Annapurna in Winter seasons

December to February

Going on the trek this season could be a different experience. You could see the huge snowfall on the trek route even on the top of the mountains.  The weather becomes very cold and freezing and the temperature moves to  0 c -10 c depending on the Altitude.

So, hiking in this region could be very dangerous in the winter just because of snowfall and extreme weather. 

Weather Tips for the Annapurna Base camp trek

  • Choosing the best time or season is the best before hiking to the Annapurna region.
  • In order to have full fun weather must be perfect and ever.
  • Know the Annapurna region weather forecast or the best timing for hiking.
  • Temperatures pass from peaks to other regions.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek difficulty 

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Hiking from 1000-4130 m from the sea level could be quite challenging for each trekker who goes on the first trek in Nepal within the Annapurna region.  Usually, the trek begins from Naypul to the Abc. Sometimes Annapurna Base camp trek difficult can be a common problem. 

Each day, hikers have to take a walk for 5-6-7 hours in order to reach the Annapurna Base camp trek. Moreover, the trail is not easy like the plain area and the trail is very zigzag even this kind of trail could be very hard for new trekkers. Sometimes trekkers choose a short trek for hiking in Nepal.

How is the route to Annapurna Base Trek then?

The trial of Annapurna Base camp is moderate in terms of grade and each trekker could take a  beautiful walk for the ABC. You need to be healthy for hiking to this area.  Here are the factors that change ABC Trek’s difficulty:

An AMS

Trek begins from 1000-4130m from the sea level. You might face the AMS   while hiking for more than 4000 meters and this is one of the challenges you have to be very careful of when heading to the Annapurna Base Camp trek. It is not wise to have alcohol while on the trek.

Trek route duration and distance

Annapurna Base trek distance is nearly 115 km however, you will have to hike for 10-20 km each day and needs 6-7 hours of walking during the trek.

Weather Condition

The Dynamic Change in Weather also temperature creates a problem while hiking to the ABC region.  The oxygen level is very lower in high altitudes. Spring and Autumn are the best seasons for the Annapurna Base Trek in Nepal. 

 Trekking Experience

If you have already had an experience then it is going t be very easy for you. If you are a beginner then you have to prepare a lot before hiking to the ABC camp. Annapurna Base camp trek requires good physical fitness and some ideas along with strong determination. 

Trail Challenges

 The trail of mountains is not easier moreover it is not plain like the lower level of mountains. Even the zigzag route creates problems for many new trekkers sometimes.  You will have to be tedious and patient for the best hike for this reason. In order to overcome this problem,  you need to know your own limitations for trekking. 

Budget Difficulty

Taking a lot of goods is very difficult in the Annapurna region is very top. It is only possible by porters and mules so the cost of food and even accommodation is almost peak in this region.  ABC  area is costlier than the service of Kathmandu Nepal. But the price is very fair. There are no ATM machines on the trail.

The difficulty of hiring  Guides and Porters

Most trekkers do hire a guide which means to be safe on the way Trek can not be easy without a guide, there are some trekkers who go on the trek without an experienced guide. So, trekkers should be greedy to hire a guide or porter for their easygoing trek.

The difficulty with food, drinks, and  accommodation

Most of the time, trekkers have to stay at tea houses even in guest houses and if you are a luxury seeker then this kind of living could be very discouraging. In fact, this kind of way of living only offers you basic needs like food and shelter during your hike. In addition, you will have to pay extra money for a hot shower even if you need to share a bathroom and toilets.

Tips on Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Know basic information of the Annapurna Base camp trek, weather, and route
  • You need to drink enough water
  • Flow the guided track 
  • Have sound food and maintain hygiene
  • Take some  extra  chocolates along with basic medicines
  • Get ideas from the trusted  trekking agency
  • You will have to be positive  while hiking 
  • Make a relevant   before  heading
  • Use proper trekking gear and tools

Outline Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival Day
Day 2 : Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (14,00m)
Day 3 : Drive to Nayapul (1070 m), First day hike to TikheDhunga (1540m)
Day 4 : Hiking from TikheDhunga to Ghorepani(2860m)
Day 5 : Hike to Poon Hill (3193 m) – Down to Tadapani (2630m)
Day 6 : Hiking from Tadapani (2630m) to Chhomrung Village (2170m)
Day 7 : Hiking from Chhomrung (2170m) to Dovan (2600m) or Himalaya (2920 m)
Day 8 : Hiking from Dovan or Himalaya (2600m) to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m)
Day 9: Hiking from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2310m).
Day 10: Hiking from Bamboo to Chomrung – Jhinuwa (1780 m).
Day 11 : Hiking from Jhinu to Nayapul – Pokhara(820 m).
Day 12 : Drive or flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu(1400 m)
Day 13 : Departure Day

Detail Itinerary

Welcome to the Himalayan region! A representative from Annapurna Mountain Treks welcomes you at the airport and drives you to your hotel in Kathmandu. The following evening, a representative greets you at your hotel (or the next day, depending on your arrival time). We give you a briefing on the trek, introduce you to your trek leader, and continue our discussion of the trek. Stay the night in Kathmandu.

On the first day, early in the morning after having breakfast, you have two options whether to use tourist bus or airplane if you wish to fly then you will see the beautiful mountains and takes nearly to 25 mins. if you choose the bus, then you will go to the tourist bus station with our guide. While traveling to Pokhara, you will encounter mysterious sights, including local villages, people and much more. Along the way, you will enjoy a traditional Nepali lunch in Malekhu, it takes nearly 4 hrs. to reach this place. which is DAL BHAT TARKARI (rice, lentil soup, and curried vegetables). The trip to Pokhara takes about 6-7 by bus. After reaching to Pokhara, you will see the beautiful Annapurna mountain if you have free time then you could join with our guide to visit Fewa lake and see handmade goods in Lakeside before retiring to your hotel.

On the second day, a tour guide will call you for a healthy breakfast at your hotel prior to your journey starts from Pokhara to Nayapul it takes nearly 1 hour by bus. You need to get trek permission from this place. On the way, you will see wonderful, scenic local village views such as Lumle, Birethanti. Also, you will enjoy the sights of natural woodlands, rivers, and experience the authenticity of Nepali culture in this area. After arriving in Nayapul, you will have lunch at Ramgaih, the walk toward Tirkhe Dhunga will include a trek through beautiful bamboo forests. When you reach your destination, accommodation will be at a local teahouse in Tirkhe Dhunga. If your trekking is faster than you could reach to Ulleri, you can experience climbing 3280 stone steps in this place. it would be easier to reach Ghorepani.

After having breakfast, you will walk nearly two hours to arrive in the beautiful Gurung village from Ulleri. You will have lunch at Nangethati. From this place, you will see a fantastic view of the Annapurna ranges and other peaks. During this hike, you will view rhododendron forests, bamboo, waterfalls, and rivers. Also, you may visit the local a health-post, clinic, government and school buildings, a stupa and several temples. Most of the trekkers ask the meaning of “Ghorepani”. In fact, the meaning came from history. “Ghore” means horse and “Pani” means water. Despite the simple meaning of its name, Ghorepani is a glorious place to view a lot of mountain ranges.

On 4th day, after waking up early in the morning at 4 am, you need to hike up to Poon-Hill viewpoint (3195) from Ghorepani and it takes one and a half hrs. From there you can see all the mountains of the Annapurna region, the Manaslu region, and the Dhaulagiri region. Surely, feels amazing by the breathtaking, beautiful views! After returning to your hotel, you can have breakfast you will depart to Tadapani, which is about a 6-hour walk. On the way, you will again see beautiful bamboo forests, rhododendron, and alpine forests. After that, you will arrive in the beautiful village Deurali and then trek down to reach Ban Thanti. Beyond that, we will reach our lodging in Tadapani village have lunch at Ban Thati.

On the 5th day, you will come across the beautiful village from Tadapani to Chhomrong, it takes nearly 6 hrs which is the Gurung village also the gateway to Annapurna Base Camp. After your morning breakfast, the journey begins. Along the way, you will see sights of beautiful oak forests along the river. Also, you can enjoy the views of the Himalayas. From Chhomrong, the path yields wonderful views of the southern of Annapurna, a splendid gift of nature. And you will have a delicious lunch at Chhomrung.

On this day, you will move ahead to Dovan, a walk that takes about 6 hours from Chhomrung. The route inclines all the way through a stone staircase and passes through the Chhomrung River. This path has filled with oak trees, rhododendron, and bamboo. You will then climb on a rocky track and reach Sinuwa, 2250 m. The trek then follows a path all the way through rhododendron forests, up to Kuldi. From Kuldi, you will go down through a long, stone staircase into deep bamboo and rhododendron woods, and then move down to cross the river. Of course, before moving to Dovan you have can lunch at Bamboo.

Very morning, you will move with a guide to Deurali, on the way you could view a variety of herbs and shrubs along the route which passes by the ‘Hinku Cave’. Trekkers experience joy with the view glaciers and stunning peaks while passing through Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp. You would see a variety of herbal remedies. It takes 2 hours from Deurali to reach Machhapuchre Base Camp (3700m). Ultimately, you will arrive at the base camp and set up camp for the night at Annapurna Base Camp and takes nearly 5 to 6 hrs. from Deurali.

In the early morning at 4 pm, you would see Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7535 m), Annapurna IV (7525m) Mt. Annapurna South (7219 m) Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Peak 6997 m) along with other amazing peaks from the base camp such as Gandharwa Chuli (6248m), Tharpu Chuli (5695m), Singu Chuli (6501 m), Ganggapura (7454 m), Tare Kang (7069 m), Khangsar (7485 m) After viewing and taking some pictures, we will back to the village of Bamboo within a day, by having lunch at Himalaya, and we will stay for the night at Bamboo.

On 09th day, we will trek from Bamboo, going downhill by long stone stairways, passing rhododendron and bamboo woods to reach out Kuldi. The route continues downward till Sinuwa. Right after, we will trek further down to reach the Mooi River, where you will feel a contrast from the high alpine. The trail moves up for about an hour and reaches Chhomrung, this is the place where we will have lunch at Chomrung and just after a few hours of walking then we can easily reach Jhinuwa, where we will stay for the night. if you have free time, then you take a bath in the Hot Spring where you could take an amazing bath to get healing from mental and bodily problems.you will feel fresh and light after a long walk.

On this day, we will move down on a wonderful section of trail from Landrung to Dhampus, the path becomes very much easier till Nayapul. We will cross the newly made a bridge and then we will climb up.

From Landrung, we will enjoy an advance easy stroll passing by different fields, strange oval-shaped houses, down to Tolka, a tiny community at 1710 m with a few lodges along the trails. The pathway is now in the Modi Khola Valley. The trail sets out through the forest with ferns and orchids. After crossing a stream, the trail goes up to Bichok and you will then go down through Pothana until reaching the police check posts. As soon as you reach to Campus, you will receive greetings from vistas of the mountains.

On our last day, we will move down through woods to Phedi which has an elevation of 1580 m This track takes us down steeply to Phedi (1080m) and we will make our way to the city of Pokhara by bus where we will stay for the night.

On 11th day, we will leave charming Pokhara and then back to busy Kathmandu city and stay at a hotel. You could either go by bus or on a flight. You can do some shopping in Thamel or there are many options for site-seeing around Kathmandu if you wish.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Route Map

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Pickup and Drop-up while heading and coming
  • Accommodation/Teahouse while on a hike
  • All food items: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner in hiking time.
  • Ground Transportation depending on the need
  • Hotel Accommodation
  • Potter service (Tow trekkers one potter)
  • English speaking with Licensed
  • Salary, insurance, food, equipment, accommodation of guides and potters
  • Sleeping bag and Down jacket
  • ACAP and TIMS fees
  • Medical Kit
  • Government local taxes.
  • Duffel bag

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Nepalese Visa fee, International air ticket fare
  • Excess bags fee
  • Travel insurance
  • Extra days living costs
  • Personal expenses (bar bills, boiled water, shower, laundry, and Phone calls)
  • Tips for Guide, and Porter.
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  1. Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Annapurna Mountain Treks
    SB EricAugust 31, 2022

    I recently completed the ABC Trek with Annapurna Mountain Treks company and I was so pleased with the experience I had during the trek. I contacted Mr. Sajjan via email for the information about the trek and he provided me with all the details within a short period of time. Our guide for the trek was Jhalak who was very friendly and so professional in his work. He led us on our journey with much more entertainment on the way. Potters were also amazing. They helped me a lot during the trek. I got to know them better during the journey through funny interactions with each other. Everything was perfectly managed by the GK company. I had the best accommodation and transportation service. The most beautiful moment of the trek was reaching the destination after so many struggles and fun during the journey and it was worth everything. The most breathtaking moment was the view of the moment was a glorious mountain and its beautiful surroundings. It was really an amazing trek with amazing people working in this field. I really enjoyed it a lot and will soon visit again and recommend this company a lot.

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Trip Facts

  • Annapurna Region, Nepal
  • Pokhara
  • 10 Days

  • 4130 Meters

  • Moderate
  • By Bus
  • Septemrber to November and March to May