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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Guide

Trip Duration: 7 to 10 Days

Annapurna Base Camp Trek or ABC is one of the most wanted hikes throughout the world. It is an astonishing walk via assorted landscape exploring diverse culture, tradition lifestyle, passing the gleaming mountain vistas and terraced fields. We can find wide variety of flora and fauna.

As the journey leads us to the base of the Annapurna, 10th tallest mountain of the world, is gaining popularity because of the duration and level of difficulty.

sunrise over the Annapurna

As the journey start the magnificent views of the Himalayan ranges, peaceful nature and cultural richness. Upon reaching the base camp of the Mt. Annapurna, you shall have the magnificent views of Mt. Annapurna (8,091m), Mt. Machhapuchre (6,993m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and several others.

If you are planning to trek in spring, it provides spectular views beautiful flowers including rhododendron, the national flower of our country. Passing via astonishing farmlands, breathtaking landscapes, amazing Gurung and Magar villages and forest is lifetime experience in itself.

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Highlights

on the way to Annapurna Base Camp

There are plenty of major reasons behinds the poplularity of ABC trek. Among them, following the list are highlights.

  1. A short trek around Pokhara
  2. Have the picturesque views of Annapurna ranges, Machhapuchere (Fishtail) Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and other peaks closely.
  3. Amazing view of Modi River from beginning to the final destination
  4. Gurung Museum in the hamlets of Ghandruk
  5. Bee Hives View at Kyumi
  6. Enjoy the natural Hot Springs at Jhinu Danda
  7. The first and last rays of the sun over the stunning Himalayas

Trek facts

Maximum Elevation 4130m (ABC)
Starts Modkyou(1700m)
Ends Ghandruk(1900m)
Time Required 7 to 10 Days
Difficulty Level Easy to Moderate
Best Time to Visit March- May and also Oct- Dec.
Lodge on Route Teahouse/Lodge
Required Permits TIMS and ACAP

How to Go and Away ?

Kathmandu is the starting point and Pokhara is the ending point of ABC Hiking. If you want to fly Kathmandu to Pokhara, it takes 25 minutes to reach Pokhara. We can go directly Kathmandu to trekking starting point Nayapul by using Bus or Microbus. Kathmandu to Nayapaul takes about 10 hours by driving.

Its easy to go starting point of ABC trek. If you start your trek from Kathmandu then you need to go directly to Naypul(Starting Point) of ABC by catching Bus from Newbuspark, Kathmandu.

But if you dont want to drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara , you can take flight Kathmandu to Pokhara.and if you wish to stay one night at Pokhara before trek and dont want to fly, you need to catch Tourist Bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara at 6:30 Am.

After return back from Base camp, you can either take Bus or Private Car from Ghandruk to Pokhara or Nayapul to Pokhara. You can also come back Kathmandu directly from Nayapul.

Lets dive how to go Abc:

  • Take a flight Kathmandu to Pokhara 25min. and drive to Nayapul to star trek
  • Catch a Local Microbus from KTM to Pokhara or Nayapul.
  • KTM to Pokhara by Tourist Bus(7 hours) and Next day drive to Nayapul

Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Short trek implies short version of the ABC route. Even if you are going to trek the first time in Nepal, you can do ABC short trek in 7 days. In this short version, Ghandruk is starts and Ends Point. We will drive up to the Road ending point of Ghandruk at the beginning of the trek. And after back from ABC, we’ll take a vehicle from Kimche- Ghandruk.

7 days Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek is the best alternative for those who want to accomplish ABC trek in a short period. If you’re experienced trekkers you can do even 5 to 6 days from KTM to Pokhara.

Itinerary

Days Itinerary Altitude in ft Hour
1st Kathmandu 4265ft Unpredictable
2nd Kathmandu to Nayapul Drive and trek to Birethanti 3608ft 10 hr
3rd Birethanti to Banthanti 7120ft 8 hr
4th Banthanti to Ghorepani 3150m 5 hr
5th Ghorepani to Tadapani via Poon Hill 3540m 4 – 5 hr
6th Tadapani to Chhumrong 4250m 6 hr
7th Chhumrong to Deurali 4130 m 7 – 8 hr
8th Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp 800m 3-4 hr
9th Back to Bamboo 1300m 7-8 hr
10th Bamboo to Jhinu 1300m 7-8 hr
11th Jhinu to Pokhara 1300m 7-8 hr
12th Pokhara to Kathmandu 1300m 7-8 hr
13th Kathmandu to your country 1300m 7-8 hr

When is best time to do ABC trekking ?

March to May and September to November is the best season to explore ABC. During March-April temperature will moderate and it’s not difficult to hike from Deurali up to ABC due to snow. At that time you will see varieties of Rhododendron Flowers on the way of Jungle.

September to November is also the perfect time to visit the base camp. Moderate weather, blue sky, low risk of Avalanches and lots of tourist traffic are the features of Sep to Nov.

How difficult is ABC trek ?

Its moderate grade of the trek. Normal fitness is required for this trek. We will have enough acclimatization before ABC. This plan is considered the acclimatization for Altitude Sickness.

How many days we need to do Annapurna Base Camp Trek ?

You can do ABC trek within 7 days in minimum duration and maximum around 2 weeks. It depends on your hiking route. There are lots of side trips on the way.

Among 3 routes you can choose one of them according to your preferences.

  1. Dhampus-Landruk-Jhinu-Chhomrong-ABC
  2. Nayapul-Ghorepani-Tadpani-Chhomrong-ABC
  3. Nayapul-Syalibazar-Kyumi-Jhinu-Chhomrong-ABC

Route 3 is more popular than others. Because if you follow this trail you need an extra 3 days. The benefit of this trek is you can also explore poon hill which most popular short trek of Nepal. You can see Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche and Gurja peak which we can not see from ABC.

Hot Springs Jhinu

Below Jhinu Danda after walking down to the river around 30 minutes, there is Hot Springs. It’s Natural. After cold trekking to ABC, it’s the best idea to feel hot. Local people believe that the hot spring has a healing capacity that far way your aches as well as pain.

Can I Guide Hire ?

Sure, you can do Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Guide Hire in Nepal. To minimize the risk for the hike to ABC , there is no another alternative hire a experienced trekking guide.

How much ABC cost ?

The total cost for ABC trek 10 days is 795 USD per person for 10 days trekking. This is the full board price after seasonal discount 20%. The price that I offer is the cheapest for ABC trek.The price will different according to group size, budget of guest, standard or deluxe trek plan. Lets look on what’s include and what’s exclude.

abc cost

Detailed Itinerary

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Day 4: Tadapani to Chhomrong

After Tadapani, the trail slides down through the timberland and we can hear flying creatures sounds. In the wake of strolling down around 55 minutes, the trail goes extremely steep downhill through the terraced field to Kimrung Khola.

We will cross the suspension bridge and stroll to Gurjung, the trail climbs up after Gurjung around 50 minutes. From there little bit down and straight to Chhomrong. It takes the approx hour to get the hotel of Chhomrung. Remain medium-term at Lodge.

Day 5:Chhomrong to Dovan

  1. Duration: 7 hours
  2. height: 2400m

The hiking trail descends down 320 meters through thousands of stone staircase crosses up to Chhomrong Khola. Subsequently crosses Chhumrung Khola bridge and climbs up to Sinuwa (2340m).

At Sinuwa, we will have lunch. Afterward, we will stroll through Rhododendron Forest. Trail are more straight but lots of up and down before Bamboo. From Bamboo slide up stroll to Dovan approx 1 hours.

Day 6: Dovan to Deurali

We go through a bamboo woods which is soggy and cold at that point climb consistently with a couple of soak segments. It is simply subsequent to achieving Himalaya Hotel that the woods open up and we are out in the sun again with amazing perspectives on the chilly waterway beneath. After having lunch at Himalaya, we will move our destination. 1-hour walk from Himalaya you will be in Hinku Cave. From that point, we can see Deurali. From Hinku cavern to Deurali is additionally troublesome part if there is snow.

Day 7 : Deurali to ABC

abc trek

Duration: 5 hour

Max Elevation:4130m

After Deurali, there is avalanche place. We can leave this part by following alternative ways.The valley are wide after Deurali and the way are not ascend like down of Deurali. Approx 2 hours from Deurali we will be in Machhapuchhre Base Camp(3700m). There are 4 loges in MBC.

on the way to base camp

After having lunch at MBC we will move to Annapurna Base Camp(4130m). It takes about 2 hours to reach ABC from Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Stay your goal night at ABC with cold temperature. From ABC you will see:

  1. Annapurna South(7219m)
  2. Hiuchuli (6641m)
  3. Annapurna Fang (7647m)
  4. Annapurna I (8091m)
  5. Tent Peak (6065m)
  6. Tharpu Chuli (5695m)
  7. Glacier Dome (7091m)
  8. Gangpurna (7454m)
  9. Annapurna III (7455)
  10. Gandharba Chuli (6048m)
  11. Machhapuchhre (6997m)

Day 8: Back to Bamboo

We will wake up early morning to see sunrise over Annapuran Range . We will use our camera to take precious photo of Annapurna.

Subsiquent lunch at ABC we will go back to Bamboo. It consume 7 hours if our leg support well during down. Sleep well at Bamboo having hot Gas shower.

Time: 7 hour

Lunch : Deurali

Day 9 : Trekking upto Jhinu

The trekking type of day is some hour up and some hour down. Afterward Bamboo first 30min up and upto Upper Sinuwa up and down but more flatter.

Upper Sinuwa to Chhorong Khola is descend down around d hour. We will have lunch at Lower Sinuwa.

Chhomrong Khola to Chhomrong is steep up around half and hour. It steep down to Jhinu from Chhomrong

We will put our logages and move down 30 minutes to river to have Hot Spring . This is last of your ABC trek.

Day 10: Trek to Siwai and Drive to Pokhara

Stroll down to Kyumi which takes around 4 hours. At Kyumi You will have lunch. From Kyumi around 30 minutes ,stroll you will be in Jeep station and we will drive to Pokhara. Jeep station to Pokhara takes around 3 hours.

FAQ about Hike to ABC

Can I join a group for group joining trek ?

Sure. We can operate solo ABC trek as well as group joining ABC trekking.

What types of Accomadation do can we get?

Before Sinuwa most of the places you can get room with inside toilet but after sinuwa you’ll not get Inside toilet room. You should share toilet and bathroom with other guests.

We need sleeping bag or not?

Due to limited hotel but lot’s of tourists on ABC trail, hotelers can not provide you enought blanket. To Base Camp Hike to Annnapurna, you should have good quality sleeping bag.

Can we get WIFI or internet during the trek?

Expect one place which is called Bamboo, you’ll get everywhere WIFI by paying certain Ruppes.

Is it difficult trekking ?

The maximum elevation that you get on hike to ABC is 4,130 m. So in general we can say moderate difficulty trek according to elevation.

Can we get electricity on this route ?

Yep, every spot they have thier on hydro electricity. On higher altititude, you should pay money to charge your devices.

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