Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a spectacular trek on foot to the South Face of Annapurna I - a pleasant hike through the diverse Nepalese landscape and culture. Starting in the quaint lakeside town of Pokhara. The trail heads to Tikkhedunga and Ghorepani and continues through lush forests and farm-land to narrow gorges overlooked by the mighty Hiunchuli and Machapuchru. (Fishtail Mountain.) During the trek and experience, the sunrise over the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges from Poon Hill. A trek to Ghorepani and Poon Hill are known as a stunning sunrise viewpoint of Annapurna Himalayas. Trails give you a cultural experience of Magar and Gurung.
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, A journey of the worlds 10th highest mountain, Annapurna-1 (8,091m/26,545ft), It introduces you to a vast variety of the most magnificent views of the snow-capped mountains of the Annapurna Range. Descending from ABC, you get the opportunity to bath in the natural hot spring at Jhinu danda before returning to Pokhara to regale us with your adventures and achievements in the Annapurna Himalayas.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek route
Among many routes that lead you to Annapurna Base Camp. However, the most general 11 days route goes something like this:
How long does the Annapurna base camp trek take?
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes 6 to 14 day, depending on your physical fitness, Your Travel style, Walking Hour per day, These things matter for itinerary.
How difficult is Annapurna base camp trek?
Annapurna being 10th highest mountain in the world, concurring its base camp is not so easy, but we gonna have lots of adventure during this trek. If you Have made Everest Base Camp Trek you can do it easily. Comparatively Annapurna base camp Trek is easier trek then that of Everest Base Camp Trek.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek cost
Annapurna Base Camp Trek cost ranges from company to company. You can assume to have USD 1200 to USD 3000 per person. The cost varies as per the number of days and services you are willing to have during the trek. There are also ABC Luxury Trek that will cost even higher. Also, remember that this amount does not include your travel insurance, visa fees, flight tickets, trekking gears, and personal expenses.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek guide
During your ABC Trek, you will be led by your professional guide who will stand with you throughout the journey and help you with everything. The guides we provide are well trained, experienced, license holder, and professional. They already have mapped the route numerous times before, and know almost everything about the region. They are also known to tackle any emergencies.
What about altitude mountain sickness during the ABC Trek?
Acute Mountain Sickness or altitude sickness is the most common issue that travel can face during ABC trek. Any type of high altitude activity can cause this problem. The sudden change of altitude and low oxygen level is the main reason behind AMS. Altitude sickness can occur to anyone respective of their age and health. Therefore, it is very important to adjust your body temperature with the existing altitude before gaining more. In case if you see symptoms of AMS then drop down a few meters and spend a night or two before moving ahead. Also, keep yourself hydrated during the trek this lower the chances of AMS.
What should I do if I get sick in the middle of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?
The main issues that you can get while trekking is altitude sickness. You can avoid this by carrying medicine like Diamox. Also, drink plenty of water and keep yourself hydrated. If the symptoms get worse, then drop down to low elevation and rest for a few days before moving ahead. Don't worry too much because the guide and porters you will be trekking with are trained to handle this kind of situation, so make sure to listen to their advice.
I have never done trekking like Annapurna Base Camp, can I do it?
Yes, you can do trekking even if this is your first time. However, make sure to warm up your body and muscles before the commencement of the trek. Join the gym, go on short hikes, swimming, aerobics, and jogging to increase your stamina and muscles power.
Is drinking water available during the trek? Is it safe?
Yes, you will get drinking water during the trek. Tea house/lodge offers packaged, bubbled, and separated water. For further safety, you can use iodine or another refining device before drinking the water. You can also get water from streams and waterfalls, however, make sure to filter it before drinking.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes us through beautiful views of mountains in the Annapurna series, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre etc. Rhododendron forests and terraced fields for a beautiful backdrop during the trek. The Gurung and Magar villages in the trail give an insight into the tradition, culture, and lifestyle of these highland peoples. The trek is considered of the moderate level and is without much altitude gain, so it is not prone to Acute mountain sickness.
Day 01:Kathmandu to pokhara by bus.
Day 02: Drive to Nayapul (1010m/1.5 hours) and trek to Ulleri. (1835m/5.5 hours.)
Day 03:Trek to Ghorepani (2850meters/5 hours.)
Day 04:Hike up to Poon Hill (3210m/1.5 hours) and trek to Tadapani. (2660m/4 hours.)
Day 05:Trek from Tadapani to sinuwa
Day 06:Trek to himalaya/ deurali
Day 07: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC)(4131m)
Day 08:Trek from ABC back to Sinuwa (2340m)
Day 09:Trek from Sinuwa to Jhinu Hill(2170m)
Day 10: Trek from Jhinu Hill to Nayapul (1070m), and then Drive back to Pokhara(884m)
Day 11:Drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara (884m)
Airport Pick up and drop off service by Private Coach.
2 night's accommodation with breakfast at standard Hotel in Kathmandu.
2 night's accommodation with breakfast at deluxe Hotel in Pokhara.
Three time food in a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) while you are on trekking.
Tea House accommodation during the trek.
Professional English speaking trekking guide (trained by Ministry of tourism) his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments etc.
Deluxe Tourist Bus Ticket to Pokhara then Pokhara to Kathmandu.
Annapurna conservation permits & TIMS Permits.
Tourist service charge, Vat.
One map of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking for the group
International airfare and Nepal Visa Fees.
Nepal Travel insurance.
Food in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Travel/Medical insurance and Emergency evacuation cost if needed.
Personal expenses such as phone call, drinks, donation, souvenirs etc.
Expenses occurred due to unavoidable Events i.e. road wrecks, flight delays etc.
Tips for guide, porter (it is expected).
Day 01Kathmandu to pokhara by bus.Our guide will pick you from hotel to bus station. You will go together to Pokhara, it will be 6-7 hrs bus drive(200 k.m). You have free time around evening time. Or you can take flight, it will be 30 min flight.
Day 02 Drive to Nayapul (1010m/1.5 hours) and trek to Ulleri. (1835m/5.5 hours.)From Pokhara, it around one hour drive to Nayapul. After that you will pass a way through the bank of modi koha for a while till birethanti. after that hike to hile, tikhedhunga and all step climb up to ulleri.
Day 03Trek to Ghorepani (2850meters/5 hours.)From Ulleri, the path is a gentle ascent and we pass through rhododendron and oak forests to be in Banthanti. A couple of hours from banthanti and we will reach Ghorepani. Ghorepani stay is popular for the Poonhill hike which presents a spectacular view of the sunrise and a superb panoramic view of the annapurna and dhulagiri mountain ranges. Overnight stay in a guesthouse.
Day 04Hike up to Poon Hill (3210m/1.5 hours) and trek to Tadapani. (2660m/4 hours.)Today is a special day of our trekking. Early morning hike to Poonhill for about an hour. Poonhill is the place which offer wide range of Himalayan Panorama of Manaslu, Annapurna & Dhaulagiri mountain range. The sunrise over Himalaya is unbelievable. After having great time Poonhill, return to Ghorepani for breakfast and then continue our trek to Tadapani for overnight.
Day 05Trek from Tadapani to sinuwaAfter breakfast at Tadapani, we move down gradually along forests of rhododendrons, cross the Kimsung river and ascend to reach a Gurjung village. From here, a straight climb takes us to Chhomrong a beautiful village situated in the lap of the Annapurna region. After chhomrong, we will continues to sinuwa and overnight stay at a guest house.
Day 06Trek to himalaya/ deuraliThe walk from, to bamboo which is a Nice hike in the bamboo forest. Dovan to Himalaya is a silent one as big noises are not allowed in the jungle in regard to a temple sites along the way. The route first comprises bamboo forests and then changes to rhododendron forests and contains plenty of waterfalls and stream. Upon reaching Himalaya, clearings appear and glacier rivers are visible along the trail as we ascend to Hinku cave. After a short walk, the trail first drops to the river and then ascending again to reach Deurali that offers exotic views of the valley below. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 07 Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC)(4131m)From Deurali, the trail passes through a bank of river, and after a tedious climb, we reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Surrounded by snowcapped mountains on all sides, views of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Gangapurna, Himchuli etc are very rewarding. The way to ABC is wider with scanty vegetation. As the area is prone to avalanches, caution should be taken on possible dangers. Up from MBC, mountain view unveils to clarity. Annapurna Base Camp gives an awe-inspiring view of the snow covered mountains including the Annapurna range, Singuchuli, Macchhapuchhre, Tent Peak etc. Overnight stay at a guesthouse. Overnight stay at the base camp.
Day 08Trek from ABC back to Sinuwa (2340m)After viewing a beautiful sunrise from ABC, we head back following the same trail through MBC, Deurali, Himalaya, and Bamboo all the way to Sinuwa. Mostly downhill, the trail is an easy walk. Overnight stay at Sinuwa.
Day 09Trek from Sinuwa to Jhinu Hill(2170m)From Sinuwa, we move ahead to Chomorong. After a descent of about 45 min, we reach Jhinu. Jhinu is known for its natural Hot Spring where you can take a relaxing bath. The spring is a 30 min steep walk from the guesthouse. Overnight stay at the guesthouse.
Day 10 Trek from Jhinu Hill to Nayapul (1070m), and then Drive back to Pokhara(884m)Taking the route along the Modi Khola, the relaxing walk continues for about five hours as we reach Birethanti and then to Nayapul. From Nayapul, we drive back to Pokhara and stay overnight in a hotel.
Day 11Drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara (884m)Returning from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you can explore around the city. We have a small farewell dinner, celebration for your journey. Overnight stay at a hotel.