Annapurna base camp trek

Annapurna base camp trek

Annapurna base camp trek 10 days is one of the short and attractive trek route of Nepal. This is pretty easy and short trek than other treks of Nepal, but you can do Annapurna base camp trek 7 days if you have a short time.

But in terms of scenery, Annapurna base camp trek is the best route which incorporates diverse terrain of the landscape, the culture of the local people, and wildlife around the valley. In this route we can enjoy the magnificent view of Annapurna Massif.

Dhaulagiri view from Ghorepani view from poon hill 3210M, trekkers can see Mt. Dhaulagiri, Dhaulagiri range and Annapurna from here

Spring season is a best time to see and enjoy the beautiful flowers including the national flower of Nepal Rhododendron, Different types of Orchids, Magnolia and other environment help you to enjoy in the magnificent nature a long with the deep valley of Modi River, Trekkers can also enjoy the high cascading waterfalls two side of the valley.

Annapurna base camp

Annapurna base camp trek is also known as Annapurna sanctuary trek in which you will get a brilliant opportunity to learn about different people of different ethnicity, especially Gurung people during your stay in Chomrong and Ghandruk if you have time to spend here.

This trek can be done in different time frame, Annapurna base camp trek 7 days is also popular for a short duration hikers, this starts from Nayapool and ends at Nayapool, but in this hike you don’t go to Poon Hill because of time constraint. you will see a magnificent views of Annapurna Himalayan range

The route of trek may vary on which route you choose, Some Trekkers start their trek from Ghandruk and end at Ghandruk while some other start from Nayapool and end at Phedi. Which is 1 Hour drive from Pokhara

highlights of Annapurna base camp trek

  • Seven-hour scenic drive to Pokhara on the way you would see Trisuli river where if you will see rafting .
  • Beautiful and peaceful Fewa Lake which is one of the biggest lakes in Nepal and in the middle of Lake there is Hindu Shrine
  • Enchanting Sunrise view and Panoramic view of Mt. Dhaulagiri to Mt Fishtail from Poon hill (3210m)
  • Close up view of Mt Machhapurchhre(6997 meter ie 22956ft ) , Annapurna I(8091meter ie 26545ft), Annapurna ii (7995meter ie 26230ft) , Tent Peak(5,663 meter ie 18579ft ), Annapurna Frank, Gandrava Chuli, Hinchuli Peak,
  • Eye-catching waterfalls and Modi Khola river, Beautiful terraces with rice field and farm house, Friendly Gurung and Magar people and their hospitality

Natural Experience and Hot Spring

The trail is very delighted for the natural experience. It has a very diversified environment from the very lowland Birethanti to very highland Annapurna Base Camp. In a lower part of the trek, you can see a rice field, maize crops field, wheat crops, mustard field, millet and seasonal fruit like mango, litchi, guava, papaya, orange, lemon, banana, and much more fruit.

Annapurna base camp trek start Trekkers started their trek from Birethanti, the first day of the trek

In addition, while in the middle of the trek, you can see a different temperate and Subalpine plants like oak, Rhododendron and many other herbs and shrubs.

This trekking trail is also famous for the wildlife such as a Jackal, Deer, Himalayan Thar, monkey, and many other animals. If you are lucky enough you may also see the Snow Leopard as well.

Hot springs

There is a natural hot spring on the bank of Modi River near Jhinu Danda which takes 15 minutes to go there, trekkers can enjoy hot spring which will erase their tiredness of trekking. Locals believe that the waters have a healing quality that eases away your aches and pains.

Trek Routes

There is a various route of ABC. The starting point is different however it ultimately there is only one trek trail from Chhomrong. Before Chhomrong here are some trekking trails and their merits and demerits are also given.

Route 1: Nayapool- poon hill – Chomrong – ABC – Nayapool

This is the best and beautiful trekking routes that comprise both trekking route, Ghorepani trek, and Annapurna base camp. if you have 12-13 days in Nepal then this is the best to do. From Ghorepani trek you can see the magnificent view of Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Dhaulagiri very perfectly as well as this is the best viewpoint for sunrise and sunset. Ghorepani is the place where Annapurna circuit trek collides. The following things would be here.

1. the trip would be a little bit longer

2. you will have a chance to see the Sunrise from Ghorepani Poon hill trek

3. You can also see the big Rhododendron forest.

4. You will be in good walking speed and prepare for long hike

5. To do with this it takes 4 Days more to do ABC

DayFromToAltitudeTime Duration
1Your DestinationKathmandu1350 M, 4430 FT.Your time
2KathmanduPokhara800 M, 2625 FT.7 Hours
3PokharaTikhedhunga1577 M, 5177 FT.6 Hours
4TikhedhungaGhorepani2874 M, 9430 FT.6 Hours
5GhorepaniTadapani2675 M, 8776 FT.6 Hours
6TadapaniChomrong2170 M, 7119 FT.5 Hours
7ChhomrongHimalaya Hotel2920 M, 9580 FT.7Hours
8Himalaya HotelMachapuchhare Base Camp3800 M, 12470 FT.6Hours
9Machapuchhare Base CampBamboo2400 M, 7874FT9 Hours
10BambooJhinu1800 M, 5900 FT.4 Hours
11JhinuPokhara800 M,2625 FT.7 Hours
12PokharaKathmandu1350 M, 4430FT8 Hours
13KathmanduYour DestinationN/AN/A

Annapurna base camp trek 10 days

Annapurna base camp trek 10 days which covers both trekking route, Annapurna base camp as well as poon hill trek. if you have Just 11 days in Nepal that is fine. From Ghorepani poon hill trekkers can have a splendid view of Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Dhaulagiri. it is also a best viewpoint for sunrise and sunset. Ghorepani is the place where Annapurna circuit trek trails linked. Here you would find some amazing thing that you have not got until now

11 Days Annapurna base camp trek itinerary
DayFromToAltitudeTime Duration
1Your DestinationKathmandu1350 M, 4430 FT.Your time
2KathmanduBirethanti800 M, 2625 FT.Whole Day
3BirethantiGhorepani2874 M, 9430 FT.8 Hours
4GhorepaniTadapani2675 M, 8776 FT.6 Hours
5TadapaniSinuwa2200 M5 Hours
6SinuwaDeurali3200 M,7 Hours
7DeuraliAnnapurna Base Camp4130 Meter6 Hours
8Annapurna base campBamboo2400 M, 7874FT9 Hours
9BambooPokhara800M,7 Hours
10PokharaKathmandu1350 Meter8 Hours

Annapurna base camp trek 7 days itinerary

Route 2: Nayapool – Ghandruk – Chomrong – ABC- Nayapool

This route is the second major popular trekking route after the Ghorepani. This is also the magnificent route to see the Himalayas and cultural village Ghandruk.

This route is quite shorter as we go through Ghandruk. On this route you will drive up to Ghandruk from there you will trek.

1. This will be the shortest route of Annapurna base camp.

2. You can directly go to Chhomrong from here .

3. You can also stay in Ghandruk and see the Gurung museum in Ghandruk.

DayFromToAltitudeTime Duration
1Your DestinationKathmandu1350 M, 4430 FT.Your time
2KathmanduPokhara800 M, 2625 FT.7 Hours
3PokharaChomrong2170 M, 7119 FT.8 Hours
3ChhomrongHimalaya Hotel2920 M, 9580 FT.7Hours
4Himalaya HotelMachapuchhare Base Camp3800 M, 12470 FT.6Hours
5Machapuchhare Base CampBamboo2400 M, 7874FT9 Hours
6BambooJhinu1800 M, 5900 FT.4 Hours
7JhinuPokhara800 M,2625 FT.7 Hours
8PokharaKathmandu1350 M, 4430FT8 Hours
9KathmanduYour DestinationN/AN/A

Route 3: Phedi – Dhampus – Pothna – Deurali- Ghinu – ABC – Nayappol

This route is third major popular route to ABC. This starts from Phedi a 30 minutes drive from pokhara. Deurali is the place where two trekking routes separates. From Deurali trekkers start Mardi Himal Trek This is also very perfect route in terms of view and scenery. it takes two days more rather than Ghandruk Route.

1. You can enjoy the breathtaking view of Himalays from Dhampus

2. It is less touristic as well as super in terms of natural beuty.

3. You can also stay in Dhampus for sunrise and sunset.

DayFromToAltitudeTime Duration
1Your DestinationKathmandu1350 M, 4430 FT.Your time
2KathmanduPokhara800 M, 2625 FT.7 Hours
3PokharaDeurali2000 M8 Hours
4DeuraliChomrong2400 M8 Hours
5ChhomrongHimalaya Hotel2920 M, 9580 FT.7Hours
6Himalaya HotelMachapuchhare Base Camp3800 M, 12470 FT.6Hours
7Machapuchhare Base CampBamboo2400 M, 7874FT9 Hours
8BambooJhinu1800 M, 5900 FT.4 Hours
9JhinuPokhara800 M,2625 FT.7 Hours
10PokharaKathmandu1350 M, 4430FT8 Hours
11KathmanduYour DestinationN/AN/A

People and Culture

There are mix ethnic groups inhabitants such as a Brahmin, Chettri and Mogoloid people. Brahamin, Chettri, and Newars find in lower land.

Similarly, mongoloid people such as Gurung, Magar, pun, and others stay on the highland of the trail. A lot of Pun and Gurung people from here are joined in British Army, Indian Army, and Singapore police while other people do farming.

Brahamin and Chettri celebrate Hindu festival like Dashain, Tihar. In the same way, mongoloid people celebrate Buddha Jayanti and Lhosar and Buddhist festival. Mongoloid people also celebrate Hindu festival because Nepal has a cultural harmony.

Getting there and away

There are various option to go ABC from Kathmandu. It starts from Pokhara and ends at Pokhara. Pokhara is the second biggest city and naturally beautiful and very clean place to relax after the trekking in Annapurna.

It is 200km to west from Kathmandu which takes about 7 to 8 hours for the tourist bus. There are also regular flights to Pokhara by all domestic airlines, which cost USD 122.00 per person. The normal tourist bus cost is around 10$ to Pokhara.

1. Fly in fly out

in this options you can fly in and fly out Kathmandu to Pokhara. If you have a short frame of time this is the best options for you. Even if you have 6 Days and you want to do this trek, this makes you possible. The morning flights that go from Kathmandu is 8: 00 Am.

If you take this morning flight you can reach in Chhomrong on the first day which means you can do this trek even in 6 Days time frame. While you back at the end of 6 Days you can take the evening flight that is at 4:00 pm. you can see your time frame to choose the best options for you.

From Pokhara trekkers generally takes the taxi to the onward destination like Nayapool, Ghandruk, Phedi and so on. This is very less time spending as well as efficient and convenient for the trekkers.

2. Drive in Drive out by tourist bus

If you have plenty of time and you want to also explore the Pokhara for a single day this is another cheaper options for you. It is quite tough to spend to 8 Hour on a Bus but this is way cheaper than flying.

From Kathmandu, the bus leaves around 7:00 Am. All buses leave at the same time, from Pokhara the bus leaves around 7.30 Am at together. The bus stop for breakfast and lunch as well as a small short toilet break.

Pokhara is the main entry point of Annapurna trek. Trekkers generally start their trek from here by taking the taxi to the onward destination like Nayapool, Ghandruk, Phedi and so on. This is very less time spending as well as efficient and convenient for the trekkers.

3. Hiring the private vehicle to go Pokhara

If you want your own personal car to go Pokhara that is also possible. It is quite costly rather than bus However quite safe and relaxing. you can customize your Travel anytime you like. There will not be another person rather than you in the car.

From Pokhara, you can take the taxi to the starting point of the trek.

best time to trek annapurna base camp

You can do Annapurna base camp almost all time of the year but in-terms weather and scenery the experience might defers. Here are time category for you and what it looks like to do this annapurna base camp hike

There are especially four seasons in Nepal: Spring (March-May), Summer (June-August), Autumn (Late September-November), and Winter (December-February). Here is some idea of the trekking season of Nepal.

Spring Season (March-May)

This season starts when the birds sing and the flowers blossom in the forest. In-fact Spring is the most beautiful season of Nepal when nature opens perfectly.

spring season trek Rhododendron forest during the Spring season near Ghorepani

The green hills of Nepal get the cover shades of blossomed Rhododendron of the different color. In the Everest region,, there is a wide range of white Rhododendron. While in Annapurna region pink and purple color of Rhododendron. There are the different type of Magnolia flowers that make a forest white and beautiful. The wild birds and animals come out to relish the blissful spring. This is the best time to view wildlife in Chitwan National Park and Bardia National park.

Spring is known as the second-best season for trekking in Nepal. The joyful temperature and the beautiful nature make the trekking in the hills a joyfuthe experience.

Winter (December, January, February)

Winter season is the coolest season of Nepal. The temperatures get very low all over Nepal. The nights can be freezing cold as the temperature falls low after the sunset.

Snowfall is common in the Himalayan and upper hilly region of Nepal.

winter season trekMountain scenery appeared in the Annapurna Himalayan Range During the Winter season in the morning

This is not a good season in Nepal. However to do the tour in Nepal is still fantastic, Short trekking can be still done during the winter season, the tour can be done any time of year.

During the winter season the High passes like Thorung La, Larke la, Kang la, Cho la pass will remain closed during the peak winter season. You need to check the details of the place before you plan winter treks.

Summer / Monsoon (June-August)

Monsoon is the busiest season in Nepal because most of the Nepalese people are involved in Agriculture. The countryside is busy with planting rice and other crops for the whole year.

In this season people also plant millet for a floor in the countryside. People also harvest corn in this season.

It is a great opportunity to see Nepalese farms as the farmers sing, play and work together as they plant paddy seedlings.

monsoon season trekPaddy filed during monsoon season of Nepal

Visiting in the countryside, as well as traveling to the mountain may be disturbing due to the cloudy sky, landslides, as well as flood which is common during the period. During this time you can travel talking some good advice, and well prepared.

Even this is monsoon season trekking region like Mustang, Dolpa, and Simikot are still best zone for trekking during this time the reason is Rainshadow area and do not receive the monsoon rain.

Autumn ( October, November ):

This is the best season for the Nepal trek and travel. During this time when most of the travelers visit Nepal to not miss the glance of Nepal.After monsoon stoops the weather is really cool and the scenery is just awesome that everything is just above the perfect.

During this month there is stable high pressure, giving clear skies, sunshine, warm days and cool nights. The clear skies are great for viewing the beauty of the magnificent mountains.

Autumn season trekMount Manaslu Scenery from the village Lho, Towering in the Height of 8153 Meter, Also known as Japanese Mountain

Thousands of tourist around the globe seek best mountain visibility and adventure trek during Autumn. As a result trekking trails like Everest Base camp, Annapurna circuit trek and many other routes get thousand of tourist.

For Adventure trekkers and photographer this is the best season to achieve their targets.

Autumn season is also a great time to visit the national park in southern Nepal where the temperature is still cooler.

In this period people have a 3 great Festival in Nepal they are namely Dashain, Tihar, and Chath. You can see how they celebrate their festival if you visit Nepal in this perfect season.

Trip Preparation

Here are some tips for preparation , I hope this will give you a general knowledge about how to prepare your entire trip. Here are some Steps.

Trekking preparationTrekkers enjoying the view in Machhapurche base camp

Step-1: Calculate your Holiday days and plan what really want to do in Nepal

In this step, you should realize how many days do you have for a Holidays and How many days trek you want to do? You have to Include at least 4 Days in cities, however, if you use domestic flights you can shorten your 2 days and rest days are in the trek. You can also figure out the route as per we already mentioned above, the route you can choose yourself

Step-2: Choose the best flight to Kathmandu

You can see the different airlines that fly to Kathmandu. There are several connecting flights to Kathmandu. You can choose one of them .

The price varies as per standard of the flights as well as transit hour. There are some Airlines Namely Qatar Airlines, Etihad Airlines, Air Asia, Turkish Airlines, Malindo Air and so many of them.

Step-3: Know about the difficulty of the trek

This is moderate trekking so it is not that difficult trekking however because of stairs it needs quite more energy to climb the hill. It does not require any previous experience of trekking however because of a lot of up and down trekkers feel quite hard.

During the trekking trekkers will hike to Ghorepani which trekkers get acclimatized at the altitude. It also helps to keep your body good shape for trekking.

Place Name and Height in Meter

Step-4: Decide Which kind of service do you need

After you chosen Annapurna base camp as your trekking trail. You need some assistance to make your trek fruitful and easy. Here are two types of service you can choose one of them.

On the basis of the following specification you can separate a service you would like to take.

1. Full board packages

In this service you would pay the long-sum amount to the agency and your agency has to pay for everything for your food and accommodation. This is very fascinating that you don’t have to worry about anything during the trek. Your guide would pay for food and accommodation during the trek.

Normally, the drinks are not included in this kind of service. You need to pay for your drinks and beverage. Guide and porter will be assisting you to make your trek easier here. The guide will normally choose your hotel from his past experience. Porter carry your rucksack from hotel to hotel. Permits and TIMS card are added to make your trip legal and safer.

2. Guide Porter hire for annapurna base camp trek

If you want to pay yourself during the trek which is known as a partial service. This service means you want to Guide and Porter Hire.p smooth and successful. Even if you are paying yourself you must take TIMS and Permits with you. which is only issue through the registered trekking agency in Kathmandu.

Step-5: Prepare for the logistics for the trek

In this step you need to prepare that what stuff I am going to take for the trek. you can take the information form your agency.

The information about clothing, Food, Health-related issue and all the problem that might make you difficult in your trek. Get all the information that you need. After all this, you can do your trek easily.

Trekking Gears or Trekking Equipment Required

Below are the stuff list for your successful trek. Without the gears, it will be too terrible to complete trek successfully. Trekking gears that are mentioned below are your preparedness that you should look before you start your trek. Some of the gears you can rent in Kathmandu and Pokhara too but we urged to you have it all with you if possible.

Trekking equipment list for body

  1. Four seasons Sleeping bag
  2. -15 would be preferable ( You can even rent here in Nepal we will arrange your sleeping bag however it is better if you have your own)

  3. Duffel or Rucksack bag
  4. to keep your all the gear and this will be carried by the porters.(Please bring the rain cover for it)

  5. Daypack for yourself
  6. (Bring the small one where you can put your important stuff as well as drinking water)

  7. A down Jacket
  8. Shade hat or Cap
  9. Warm wool hat to cover your ears
  10. Sunglasses with UV protection
  11. Headlamp
  12. Neck warmer
  13. A pair light weight warm gloves.
  14. T-shirts 2- 3 pieces quick drying one would be the good.
  15. Light weight thermal tops.
  16. Fleece jacket.
  17. Wind-Stopper jacket (optional).
  18. A pair’s nylon hiking shorts quick drying one
  19. Underwear
  20. Two pairs lightweight long underwear.
  21. Two pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts
  22. Four pairs of liner warm socks
  23. medium weight water proof hiking/trekking boots.
  24. A pair light trekking shoes for camp/lodges
  25. sandal (Optional) or Flip Flop

Trekking equipment list Medicines and First Aid Kits

  1. Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches.
  2. Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
  3. Anti-infection ointments
  4. Band-aids
  5. Lip balm (At least SPF 20)
  6. Detol, Betadin
  7. Tape
  8. Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
  9. Diamox 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness.
  10. 1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as mole skin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc.

Miscellaneous but Important Trekking equipment list

  1. Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies)
  2. Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
  3. Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks.
  4. Sun’s cream with SPF 40 is recommended
  5. Pocket knife.
  6. Water purification lodine tablets
  7. filter to filter the water
  8. Drinking Water Bottle or floatable bottle
  9. Toiletry kit and be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.
Optional Trekking equipment list
  1. Adjustable trekking poles
  2. Favorite snack foods (No more than 2 pounds)
  3. Paperback books, cards, mp3 player
  4. Binoculars
  5. Cameras (Memory cards, chargers and also batteries)

Annapurna trek Costs

The following two permits and their cost which is mentioned below.

The first one is Annapurna Conservation Area Project permits. It is because you are trekking inside the ACAP that is why this essential permit. The check post is in Birethanti. If you don’t have it, you can not enter into Annapurna conservation Area.

Where to take this card

You need your passport photocopy as well as passport size photograph to get this permit. If you are going by yourself you can get this permit in Nepal Tourism Board Bhirkutimandap Kathmandu. But going alone is always the danger. please study before you go. The same permit you can get through us at the same price but we are responsible for you, of course, you have to pay a certain charge. The document we need also same as mentioned above.

For SAARC nationals: Nrs.200 (about US $2)

For Others Nationalities: Nrs.3000 (about US $29)

Second is Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card that costs NRS. 2000 (about US $20). The card is issued through Trekking Agency Association of Nepal for the protection and safety of trekkers. TIMS you can also get through the Nepal tourism board as well as Registered Trekking Agency.

Food and Accommodation Cost

Tea houses/ lodges cost is cheaper in Annapurna Region, for a Single Night you need to pay around 4-5 USD. This bed is not a private room. It is clear that above Sinuwa you have to share the room with other tourists. There is very limit Number of Guesthouse it means all you get is Single bed with sharing.

Tourist standard hotels are available everywhere in the route. Before Sinuwa you have many options namely Chhomrong, Ghorepani, Tadapani where there are many tea houses. Other places there is a very limited number of hotels. Some of the teahouses seem very attractive but the menu is same, No matter wherever you stay.

The local hotel owner and tea shoppers expect you to eat where you stay. They serve all the meals. There are different food options in Menu you can choose whatever you like.

You can have Western food like Pizza, Macaroni, spaghetti, and many items as well as Dal Bhat Tarkari. Dal Bhat is the big portions of food. For drinks, you can have tea, coffee, flavored hot drinks etc. They sell alcohols as well. Drinking water, you need to bring water purification tablet with you because you can not buy the mineral water here. The villagers are very concerned about the environment that is the reason they have banned the Water bottle .

On average, $32 per day will cover three meals, no matter what you choose to eat, and some cups of hot beverage. This budget will not accommodate alcoholic drinks like Beer, wine, vodka and so on.

What is AMS?

Trekkers trek over 3000m should know about AMS. AMS can be fatal for the trekker if they don’t care and don’t know about this.

Altitude sickness, Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is the effect of the high elevation of the earth on our body. If our body can not respond to the lower air pressure, might see AMS .

You feel contentious and tough a headache, nausea, often vomiting, lack of appetite, shortness of breath etc. ignoring the symptoms might lead to big trouble. It won’t get better in an instance. Rather, it will only get worse and turn into fatal conditions HAPE or HACE. if you do not take proper concern. You need to take proper rest and ascend downhill.

The best thing to do in the case of AMS is to stop ascending and start descending down. You can also stay in the place wherever you are but you should concern yourself whether this would be good for you or not. Staying in the same place might be also dangerous sometime.

The best way to acclimatize yourself is not to climb 400 Meter max above 3000M. But this is always not possible in Nepal. The guest house elevation might vary depends on the geographic location.

In this ABC trek, you have to trek up to 4200 Meter Max. It is not that dangerous but you should be very careful if you have a problem you must concern with your guide or the person nearby with you. Never hide your own problem it might be very fatal and costly for your trek.

Nepal Trek Hub – Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Here are some of the frequently asked questions about for ABC trek, which might give some clear answer to you.

How much fitness do I need to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a moderate trek route. So most of the people can do it, people do not need the pre-exercise to do however it is good if you have some previous experience.

How long walk every day when we do trek?

On an average, trekkers have to walk about 5 to 7 hours per day. Sometimes longer and sometimes shorter the distance is not too far but there is too much up and down.

What is the highest elevation point of the trek?

The highest elevation point is 4130m.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

There is electricity everywhere, but in some place like Annapurna base camp, there is no charging facility. You have to pay per device you charge. Take permission before you charge. So as shower, the hotels offer hot shower this might be gas shower as well as solar too.

Are there any ATMs on the way to Base Camp?

No there are not any ATM in this route. The money you have to manage either in Pokhara or in Kathmandu. You should carry plenty of Nepalese currency with you. They also take dollars but this might cost you.

Is it necessary to take the guide ?

It depends on you. If you need assistance during the trek you must bring a guide, without the guide you cannot understand local thing properly. They are means of connection as well as they also look to your health concern. They better manage your trek in every aspect.

Some Tips

Here are some basic suggestions for trekker which might be very useful for trekkers while in trek.
Rest time at trekTrekkers are waiting for lunch at Tikhedhunga

1). If you order Nepali meal set Dal Bhat, you can take seconds and thirds for free, except for meat and omelet.

2).Carry enough Nepali currency, cash with you during the trek because there are no ATMs in ABC trail.

3).Put some contingency days as you might need one more day for acclimatization.which can be helpful to explore more around.

4). You can rent the expensive gears in Kathmandu instead of buying them which will not be used in the future.

5).Ask the public to take the photo

6).Read the Mark and sign carefully, otherwise, you might get lost

7). Do not walk until night

8). Do not believe everyone before you know them very well.

9).Foods might take a little longer to cook for the local because they don’t have a special chief so it is better to order earlier.

10).Take proper precautions against AMS/altitude sickness.

Annapurna base camp route 1 Detail itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu 1350m/4428ft.

    On arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, you’ll be received by me or my colleague’s Afterward transfer to hotel then talk about trekking and preparation for the trekking, such as a buying and renting the stuff for trekking

  • Day 02:Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara 8 hours

    After having breakfast we will take a taxi or by walk to go to Kantipath where we would take the bus to Pokhara which takes 7/8 Hours from Kathmandu. During the drive you will also see the landscape and Trisuli River Rafting as well.
    Service Included: Transportation, Hotel Accommodation in Bed and breakfast Plan.

  • Day 03: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapool 1.30 Hours then trek 4.30 hours trekking to Tikhedhunga.

    we would hire a private vehicle for the drive to reach Nayapool. As we are in Nayapool, we start our trek to Birethanti. In Birethanti we check our permits and TIMS and walk towards Tikhedhunga through the Bank of the river. At first, it would be warm Climate then we continue our journey to Tikhedhunga passing through several small villages. Afterward, we ascend gently to the final destination of the day. Overnight at Guesthouse.
    Service Included: Transportation, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 04:Trek to Ghorepani village (2874m) 6 Hours

    Today, we ascend more than three thousand stairs at first to reach Ulleri (2070m.) from Ulleri we again need to climb slowly ascend up to Banthanti. During the journey, you will see a good view of Machhapuchhare known as mount Fish Tail (6997m.) Now the trail is quite easier that passes through Rhododendron and shadowy trees to Ghorepani village. Overnight at Guesthouse
    Service Included: Transportation, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 05:Hike to Poon Hill (3210m/10,497 ft) Then Trek to Tadapani (2675 M, 8776 FT) 6 hours

    Today very early in the morning around 4.45 am we hike together to Poon Hill (3210m) 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) and other snow-capped mountains in the morning then trek down to Ghorepani.

    Heaving Breakfast we trek further to Deurali, During the trek same view can be seen from here as well. From Deurali the trek goes decently down to the river via Banthani where we do lunch. from Banthanti the trail goes steeply down to the river then climb for 40 minutes to Tadapani
    Service Included: Transportation, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 06:Trek from Tadapani (2675m.) to Chhomrong (2170 M, 7119 FT.) 5 hours

    After heaving the breakfast early in the morning we trek down via rhododendron and oak forest to Chuile where there are some hotels as well. we go even down from there 1 hour further to Kimrong river. Half hour climbing to Gurjung a small Gurung village from there the trail goes slightly climb continuously to Durbin danda. from here it just takes 1 hour to reach chomrong
    Service Included: Transportation, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 07:Chhomrong to Himalaya Hotel (2920 M, 9580 FT) 7 Hours

    today we start our trekking going down to Chhomrong river from here our trail slowly climb to Sinuwa village which takes about 1.30 hours. from Sinuwa the trail goes through the thick forest with some up and down to Bamboo. Bamboo is the place where we will see a lot of bamboo tree, here we do lunch. After having lunch the trail goes slightly up via bank of the river via Dovan. near Himalaya, we will see a temple from here people are not allowed to bring the meat items. 40 minutes climbing from here we can reach to Himalaya overnight at Himalaya
    Service Included: Transportation, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 08:Himalaya hotel to Machapuchhare Base Camp (3800 M, 12470 FT) 6 Hours

    today at first we climb 1.30 hours to Hinku cave. from here the trail goes slightly down and up to Deurali. from Deurali the trail is quite serious where there is the most avalanche falling place but we would avoid this by crossing river from another side then we will reach Bagar. from Bagar we will climb slightly up to Machhapurche Basecamp, overnight at Macchapurche base camp.
    Service Included: Transportation, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 09:Machapuchhare Base Camp to ABC then back to bamboo (4130 M, 13550 FT) 8 Hours

    This is the tough day of our trek, today you wake up at 4’0 clock in the morning to hike the Annapurna base camp 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.

    Service Included: Transportation, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 10:Bamboo to Jhinu(4130 M, 13550 FT) 4 Hours

    Today we trek all the way down to Jhinu. we will do lunch at Chomrong and go down to Jhinu. Leaving our stuff to the hotel we go down to Jhinu Hot springs to take bath and come back to Hotel
    Service Included: Transportation, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 11:Jhinu to Pokhara (800 M,2625 FT.) 6 Hours

    Today we walk 1.30 hours from Jhinu to Mutkyou from there we take the jeep to go back to Pokhara and relax at Pokhara by your own
    Service Included: Breakfast, Accommodation

  • Day 12:Pokhara to Kathmandu

    takes about 7-8 hours driving to kathmandu by tourist bus
    Service Included: Breakfast, Accommodation

  • Day 13:Back to your own country

    Service Included: Breakfast, Transportaion

Cost includes

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
  • 2 night’s twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara within Bed with Breakfast Plan for 2 Nights
  • 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
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permits for Trekking tours
  • All land transportation as per written on above itinerary
  • Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs

Cost excludes

  • 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


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by Wojciech Klekowicki on Nepal Trek Hub
Amazing Annapurna base camp trek 7 Days

Last year in the beginning of the December we did the Annapurna base camp trek in 7 Days. Back to poland we established the connection with Nepalse Agency Nepal Trek Hub. Shreeram who replied our question answer very quickly and with all in details. We selected his agency to serve us in Nepal. we then came to Nepal and went to pokhara and did 1 day sightseeing there. I remember the Name it was Muesuem and falls as well as stupa which was very nice to before trek. We did trek in 7 days with 2 porter and 1 guide service. Their guide and porter was very friendly as well as helpful. we never felt alone while on trek and bored. Every evening we had a fun talk and cards game. They taught us New game and we also to them.

We were lucky in terms of scenery and weather. The weather was very perfect only one day it was cloudy but it was nice other day we had perfect sun and snow capped mountain. We were told about the people and culture who lives in the Mountain there. Gurung and pun people are very friendly and strong because of their history. Thank you dinesh for everything you shared with us.
We will come back again in Nepal. We don't know the time but surely we will return and see you again.
Best Regards,
Wojciech Klekowicki

by Flavia Masini on Nepal Trek Hub
Our best Annapurna base camp trek

We are very delighted with the service we got from Nepal Trek Hub, when we were there on Annapurna base camp trek last March. We were 3 Italian to trek there.Before we go to Nepal, we chat with Nepal Trek Hub who arranged the excellent trip to us. They were very kind supportive and funny. they chosen the local porter so we were bit lucky that porter knows all hotels very well. Thank you guys see you again in Nepal

How are you all? We hope all you are fine and doing well in Italy. This is monsoon time in Nepal. We are waiting to the next season. Thank you for you excellent review, this review are our assets, which let's us to grow more
Thank you very much

by Antonio Zicci on Nepal Trek Hub
Best trek experience i had

we were 5 italian people was quite lazy, we did not hike before Nepal. This was our first time trek in our life. Before we go to Nepal we talked Shreeram about our requirements and our taste.

Shreeram Answered all question very perfectly. we were asking so many question but he answered and when we arrived to Nepal, Mr Shreeram described 1 hour about Annapurna base camp trekking. Then we hired some equipments in thamel. was nice, it was cheap and comfortable sleeping bag.

Shreeram Himself was our guide, we had many chats fun jokes in trekking. His team member, our porter- Rajan, Gopal and dev was extremely helpful and happy guys. never sad always smiling.
We miss you guys we come to do Manaslu trek in 2021 that is sure.

Dear Antonio Zicci (Thuldai)

We are extremely happy with you as well. We had very nice trek and time with you. All you were so funny that we didn't know how quick the time gone. yes we all are very much happy. Your feedback is always very helpful to us to grow more and improve our service.
Thank you so much and see you again in Nepal

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Trek facts

  • Difficulty:Moderate
  • Duration:13 Days
  • Accommodation: Tea house trek
  • Trip Style:Tea House
  • RegionAnnapurna
  • MealsFull Board on trek
  • Altitude4130M ie 13550ft
  • Group-Size1-18 Person
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • Route:Pokhara-Nayapool-Ghorepani-Tadapani-chomrong, sinuwa, Dovan, Himalaya, Deurali, Annapurna Base camp, Macchapurche base camp, bamboo, Jhinu, Nayapul

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