Annapurna base camp trek is one of the famous trekking routes in Nepal. The trekking trail gives the opportunity to experience the typical Nepali village, encounter huge mountains, and take you to the base camp of the tenth highest mountain in the world Mt.ANNAPURNA.
The trail passes through rich rhododendron and bamboo forest, green hills, traditional mountain village life, stunning views of snow-capped mountain peaks like Mt DHAULAGIRI (8167m)Mt. ANNAPURNA I(8091m) Mt. Annapurna II(7937m) Mt ANNAPURNA III(7555m) Mt ANNAPURNA IV(7525m) Mt ANNAPURNA SOUTH(7219m) Mt Nilgiri (7041m)Mt.MACHHAPUCHHRE (6998m),Mt Himchuli (64441m) Mt Manaslu (8163m)Mt Lamjung Himal (6986m) and Tukuche Peak (6920m),Buddhist stomounments (Chorten),Yaks Grazing land and Many Buddhist prayer Flags.
After reaching Annapurna base camp you are welcomed with an amazing panoramic view of Tharpu Chuli (5663m), SINGU CHULI(6501m), Hiunchuli (6,441m), and south Annapurna (7219m).
Annapurna base camp Trek
Leave the footprint in the basecamp of the world tenth highest peak Mt.ANNAPURNA
Experience typical Gurung cultural villages and rural Nepalese lifestyle
360 Degree panoramic view of Massif Annapurna Ranges like ANNAPURNA I, ANNAPURNA SOUTH, MACHHAPUCHHRE, HIUNCHULI, and GANGAPURNA.
Walk Through Rhododendron and Bamboo Forest rich in Flora and Fauna
Relaxing in the natural Hot spring at Jhinu Danda
Itinerary for Annapurna Base Camp Trek:
Day 1: Arrival
After arriving at Tribhuvan International airport you can get a Nepalese SIM card and Exchange Currency at Tribhuvan International Airport.
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing (Altitude:1,350m)
Kathmandu is a Historical place where you can Explore the city and prepare for a trek. This Day is Optional
Day 3: Drive to Pokhara (Altitude:850 m) Duration 6 to 7 hrs.
Early in the morning, you can catch a Tourist Bus from Tourist Buspark (Nayabazar, Kathmandu). It takes 6 to 7 Hours To reach Pokhara. It’s a 200.07 Km drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara via Prithivi Highway. You can enjoy the natural beauty of the Highway during the drive.
Day 4:Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk (1,940m) Duration 5 to 6 hrs
It’s a 2 to 3 hours drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. After reaching Nayapul the trek Begins and starts a trek towards Ghandruk village.
Day 5: Trek from ghandruk to chomrong (2,210m).Duration 5 to 6 hrs.
Following The descending trail from Ghandruk Exploring Terrace farm, Villages of Gurkha Soldiers you reach Chomrong, the destination for this Day.
Day 6: Chomrong to Himalaya. (Altitude: 2840m) Duration 5 to 6 Hrs
Following the route from Chomrong passing through the decreasing bamboo and Rhododendron Forest, you reach Himalaya
Day 7: Trek from Himalaya to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) Duration 5 to 6 hrs)
After a good night in the Himalayas early in the morning, you head towards Annapurna Base Camp. After reaching Annapurna Base Camp staying in Tea Houses at Abc With an Amazing Views is the best part of the trek
Day 8: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2400m) Duration 5 to 6 hrs
After an Amazing Stay at Annapurna Base Camp exploring the Massif Annapurna range, we head towards Bamboo the destination for the Day.
Day 9: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m)Duration 5 to 6 hrs.
Flowing the trail downward passing through Bamboo, Rhododendron, and Oak forest you reach Jhinu Danda. Due to its geographical structure, Jhinu Danda offers a natural hot spring where you can relax. This is also one of the best parts of the trek.
Day 10: Trek from Jhinu Danda to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara (850m)Duration 6 to 7 hrs.
Today is the last day of the Annapurna base camp trek. Following the trail right of Modi River, you reach Nayapul. You can find Vehicles from Nayapul and back to Pokhara.
Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara.
You can enjoy some days in Pokhara or you can drive back to Kathmandu from the Tourist bus park Pokhara
Annapurna base camp trek 7 Days Itinearary
Day 1: Drive from Pokhara to Kande and trek to Landruk
Day 2: Trek from Landruk to Chomrong
Day 3: Trek from Chomrong to Bamboo
Day 4: Trek from Bamboo to Deurali
Day 5:Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp
Day 6: Trek from Annapurna base camp to Upper sinuwa
Day 7: Trekk from Upper sinuwa to Ghandruk Jeep station
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Cost
Many trekking agencies in Nepal price range USD 750 to USD 1000 for an average 8 to 12 days trek which includes all Trekking permits, accommodation, meals, guides, porters, and two-way road transportation.
If you are planning to trek independently it will cost USD 25 to 30 per day. The price depends on the route and services you use while trekking.
Best Season for Annapurna Base Camp Trek
October to November and March to May are the best trekking seasons in Nepal During this time summer monsoon seasons are neither hot nor too cold which offers the best conditions for trekking. Premonsoon is the best time to observe Colorful Nepal.National Flower Rhododendron at a lower elevation with a good climate condition. Check weather conditions before trekking is always a good idea.
Attraction on Annapurna Base Camp trek
Tenth Highest Mountain In the world
ABC trekking trail leads you to the base of the tenth highest mountain in the world Mt Annapurna(8091m) base camp offers the majestic closet view of the Annapurna with other neighboring peaks
Annapurna Conservation area
Annapurna conservation area is rich in biodiversity which contains an estimated 128 mammals 1352 species of plants 23 amphibians 40 reptiles 518 species of birds and 348 species of butterflies. eight different species of rhododendrons are also found in this region which adds beautiful colors to the trail.
Natural spring in the Jhinu Danda
After trekking in this region, natural hot springs falling from the highlands to meet the Kali Gandaki river offer relaxation to the body with the health benefits related to skin diseases. This point is the best point for many trekkers during the trek to Annapurna Base camp
Villages with their amazing culture
Villages with beautiful stone roofed houses and clean surroundings consist of the majority of Gurung and Magar ethnic groups with the amazing culture that makes the trek to Annapurna base camp complete. The people of this region also served in British and Indian armies some also fought in the second world war. These people are also famous for their hospitality.
Annapurna base camp trek altitude
The Altitude at Kathmandu is 1,350m
The Altitude at Pokhara is 850m
The Altitude at Ghandruk is 1,940m
The Altitude at Chomrong is 2210m
The Altitude at Himalaya is 2840m
The Altitude at Annapurna Base Camp is 4,130m
The Altitude at Bamboo is 2,400m
The Altitude at Jhinu Danda is 1,760m
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Distance
The total trekking distance during the Annapurna Base Camp trek is 110km/68 miles.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Duration
It takes 6 to 7 hours to reach Pokhara Tourist Bus park from Kathmandu Tourist Bus Park
It takes 5 to 6 hours to reach Ghandruk from Pokhara
It takes 5 to 6 hours to reach the Himalayas from Chomrong
It takes 5 to 6 hours to reach Annapurna Base Camp from Himalaya
It takes 5 to 6 hours to reach Bamboo village from Annapurna Base Camp
It takes 5 to 6 hours to reach Jhinu Danda from Bamboo Village
It takes 6 to 7 hours to reach Pokhara from Jhinu Danda