Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Overview Of the Trek to Annapurna base camp
Welcome to Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The trek to Annapurna base camp is one of the several beautiful treks in the Annapurna zone. Being a famous and beautiful destination, the Annapurna base camp trek is renowned among visitors as it offers a marvelous trekking experience. This trek is an astonishing walk via various backdrops and cultures, along with rich mountain views like Annapurna massif, Hiunchuli, Machapuchare, and many other snow-capped mountains. The Annapurna base camp trek trail goes through the spectacular Himalayan villages and offers a view of beautiful terraced farms.
The stunning high-rising peaks, lush green landscapes, and other jaw-dropping charms of this place will certainly make this trek to be heavenly. This 8-day trek excites many experienced trekkers as well as commoners who simply want to take a break from their busy schedules and go on an adventure. Moderate difficulty levels, supportive temperature, and good visibility levels ensure that the trek through the Annapurna base camp trek height is suitable for every healthy trekker. The best time for the Annapurna base camp trek is from March to May and from September to December.
During the hike, you will get an opportunity to view some beautiful villages like Ghandruk, Deurali, Bamboo, and more. With an elevation of 8 091m, Mt. Annapurna is the tenth highest peak on the earth and to reach its base camp (4, 243m) is an exceptional moment for every trekker. The trek is ranked as a moderate trek, so it is accessible to all the potential trekkers that possess good health. This itinerary of We Ramblers, designed especially, provides an exciting eight-day trek that comes with the best views and a memorable trekking experience. So, if you desire to get the best trekking experience in the Great Himalayas, this is a perfect trek route for you.
Annapurna base camp trekking route is of moderate difficulty level. Our Annapurna Base Camp Trek Nepal starts from Pokhara, the lake city of Nepal and the gateway for Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA) as well as Dhaulagiri ranges treks. On the first day, we will drive for 45 km / 1.5 hours to a village called Nayapul (1, 011 meters) and commence our trek.
The Annapurna base camp trek, the base camp of the most notorious mountain, will be scenic. In the Annapurna Zone, you will get to see three mountain peaks, which are more than 8000 meters in height, and some that range between 6000 to 7000 meters. During the ABC Trek, we will pass through several high altitudes, Tibetan villages, rhododendron forests, and high glacial moraines. Our Annapurna base camp trek cost for Indians is not too high, which makes our package worth trying. So, be sure to opt for our best Annapurna base camp trek without any delay.
What does Annapurna base camp trek include?
- 2 nights’ accommodation in Pokhara(twin sharing).
- 6 nights of accommodation during the trek (mountain lodge/tea house).
- Annapurna trekking permits and TIMS permits.
- Government licensed English-speaking guide and his entire expenses.
- Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
- Pokhara to Nayapul and Nayapul to Pokhara transportation by private vehicle.
- All required local tax and Gov tax.
- Trekking route Map.
- Please Note: We provide a porter cum guide for a single trekker.
What does trek to Annapurna base camp not include?
- Travel expenses to reach and return from Kathmandu.
- Food and drinking water throughout the trip.
- Additional accommodation and food expenses if trek gets delayed due to weather, flight cancellation, health or any other reason.
- Health Insurance, Personal Insurance and other travel insurance.
- Expenses for evacuation and rescue operations due to natural calamity, mishaps, injury or any health problem.
- Anything not mentioned in “What does it include” section.
Annapurna base camp trek itinerary
Day 01: Arrive at Pokhara : 820 meters / 2, 690 feet.
According to the Annapurna base camp trek map, our trek will begin from Pokhara, where you can explore the splendid highlights of this town, such as the Phewa Lake, International Mountain Museum, and Gorkha Memorial Museum. Our guide will assist you in getting to know about the culture and traditions of the place and prepare you for the magical Annapurna Base Camp Trek. After 6 to 7 hours of refreshing ride, you will reach the destination, which is located at 200Km distance from Nepal’s national capital. Before sleeping at the hotel, do not forget to explore the lake-side areas filled with nature’s prettified views.
Day 02: Drive to Nayapul from Pokhara and hike towards Ghandruk (6 – 7 hours): 1, 940 meters / 6, 365 feet.
In the early morning, we will take a taxi to Nayapul from Pokhara. The taxi ride will take around 2 hours. After reaching Nayapul, we will trek toward the beautiful village, Ghandruk. We first reach Birethanti, crossing a suspension bridge, where we will do all the required formalities at the ACAP office. Our trail will conduct along with River Modi and Syauli Bazaar. After that, we will cross Kimche and Chane on the path towards Ghandruk. Enjoying the windy trails and the natural landscapes of the village, there are good chances that you will visualize the cultural show in the evening. We will spend our night in Ghanduk at a Tea House.
Day 03 : Trek to Sinuwa (2,360 meters / 7,742 feet): 6-7 hour.
Our trail will move forward towards Sinuwa today. On our Annapurna base camp trek route map towards Sinuwa, we will follow the Modi River. Then on our Annapurna base camp trek, we will hike up and enjoy the huge rocky region’s riverside amusements. Afterward, our trail will cross the Kimrong River and Chhomrong, a Gurung village. On your way to Sinuwa, you can enjoy the striking views of Oak, Rhododendron, and bamboo forests. Steeping trials and boulders will keep you busy throughout the path. Once you reach Sinuwa, you can explore the place in the evening; the night will be spent here itself.
Day 04 : Trek to Deurali (3,230 meters / 10,597 feet): 6- 7 hours.
From Sinuwa, we will move towards Deurali, a doorway to Sanctuary; in between, we will pass Kuldhigar. After that, we will trail to Dobhan via a steep boulder stairway and a suspension overpass. The route will take us towards a major attraction Hinku Cave and the crossing of beautiful forests of bamboo and Oak to reach our planned destination. We will stay in Deurali for a night.
Day 05: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (4, 130 meters / 13, 549 feet): 6 – 7 hours.
From Deurali, we will trek towards your preferred destination, i.e., Annapurna Base Camp. Annapurna base camp trek distance from Deurali is not much. On our trail, first, we will reach Bagar and then to the Machhapuchhre Base Camp, which is present at 3700 meters. You can take a rest here and explore the place for some time. Afterward, the trail will take you towards the Annapurna base camp, which will take about 3 hours that will be easily spent as you will be mesmerized by the beauty of the surrounding snow-capped mountains. These are as high as 6 to 8 thousand meters. Click pictures throughout the trail and base camp, because these moments are worth remembering. We will spend our night at Annapurna Base Camp after enjoying the Annapurna base camp trek.
Day 06: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2, 340 meters / 7, 677 feet): 6 – 7 hours.
Our destination for day 6 is Bamboo. For that, we will trek on the same Annapurna base camp trek route that we have trekked previously. Caves, forests, temples, passes, and untamed natural formations will be waiting for your arrival as you traverse back. You can sight the beautiful bamboo, oak, and rhododendron forests during your Annapurna base camp trek. We will spend our night in Bamboo at a standard hotel or lodge. You will surely be tired enough after 6 hours of a long walk, so sleep well.
Day 07 : Trek to Jhinu Danda (1,780 meters / 5, 839 feet): 6 – 7 hours.
From Bamboo, our next destination is Jhinu Danda. For that, we first need to do paperwork at the office of ACAP in Kuldhigar. After that, we cross Sinuwa and the bridge over River Chhomrong to reach Chhomrong village. Then we further trek in a steep descent to reach Jhinu Danda. Here, you can loosen up your body by taking a bath at Jhinu Hot Spring, just 20 minutes away from Jhinu Danda. Our night stay will be done in Jhinu Danda.
Day 08: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara: 7 hours.
Today’s destination is Pokhara, and it is the last day of the trip. We will start the trek from Jhinu Danda to reach Nayapul. During the trek, we will cross the Modi River and various other small villages till we reach Syauli Bazaar. The route will be flat from Syauli Bazaar to Nayapul. In between, we will reach Birethanti to complete all checkout paperwork. After completing formalities, we trek to Nayapul, and from there, we will take a bus to Pokhara. From Pokhara, you can take a bus to Kathmandu the very next day in order to return to your beloved countries or home cities.
Day 09: Departure.
Last day of our trek, check out by 11 am. The magnificent Annapurna base camp trek ends.
Items to bring with you on Annapurna Base Camp Trek 2022
- Trekking Bag.
- UV Protected Sun Glasses.
- Best Quality Hiking Shoes (Preferably Water Proof).
- Trekking Poles.
- Crocs Shoes/sandals.
- Water disinfection Drops / Tablets.
- Knapsack / Backpack / Rucksack.
- Good jacket to protect from cold.
- Thermals – Top and Bottom.
- Poncho (for rain).
- 1 quick-drying towel.
- Sunblocks (SPF 50 and above) and Lip Salve with Sun blocks.
- Toilet Paper.
- Wet-Tissue Papers/ Baby wipes.
- Headlamp, Torch with spare batteries.
- Gaiters for hiking in winter.
- 2 lightweight trekking pants.
- 3 lightweight trekking T-shirts.
- 4 pairs of trekking socks.
- Dry Fruits and Chocolates.
- Small, basic first aid kit(cough and/or cold medicine, headache pills, etc).