Are you willing to do Annapurna Base Camp trekking? If yes, you’re on the right webpage. Here, you will get information on everything you should know before trekking to Annapurna Base Camp(ABC).
In Nepal, there are the two most popular base camp hikes. They are Annapurna Base Camp and Everest Base Camp. In fact, mostly rocky hikers select ABC trek before Everest Base Camp Trekking. So if you are newbie, ABC Hiking is for you.
Unlike Everest Base Camp Trek, you can do this trek if you’re a novice trekker. It is the classical treks in the world that offers breathtaking Mountain View, the sight of the typical Nepali village, and allows you to enjoy inside the Annapurna Conservation area.
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek(In short ABC )is one of the most wanted hikes throughout the world. It is an astonishing walk via assorted landscapes exploring diverse cultures, and traditional lifestyles, passing the gleaming mountain vistas and terraced fields. We can find a wide variety of flora and fauna during the hike to ABC.
As the journey leads us to the base of the Annapurna I(the 10th tallest mountain in the world), it is gaining popularity because of the duration and level of difficulty.
On the basis of the difficulty of trekking, ABC is a moderately difficult trek in Annapuran Region.
As this hike starts the magnificent views of the Himalayan ranges, peaceful nature, and cultural richness. Upon reaching the base camp of Annapurna, you shall have the magnificent views of Mt. Annapurna (8,091m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993m), and Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), and several other peaks.
If you are planning to trek in spring, it provides spectacular views of beautiful flowers including the Rhododendron, the national flower of our country. Passing via astonishing farmlands, breathtaking landscapes, amazing Gurung and Magar villages, and the forest is a lifetime experience in itself.
How much does the Annapurna Base Camp Trek package cost?
Annapurna Base Camp trek package price depends on the participants in the group, trekking time(season), duration of the trip, and mode of the trip. According to our 9 Days plan, it costs USD 598 per person(double occupancy basis). Moreover, we have Package costs for SHORTEST VERSION(5 DAYS), 7 DAYS, and 9 DAYS TRIP COST WITH GROUP DISCOUNTS.
According to the size of the group, per person trip price falls down. Similarly, during the main trekking season, it is difficult to get packages at a low price due to high demand. Nonetheless, the mode of the trip( standard, luxury, and economy) also decides the price of the trip.
COST FOR ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK
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Price Per Person
Why ABC trek with Base Camp Hike?
We have local guides team who know more regarding hiking to Base Camp of Annapurna.
You will get an Oximeter to measure your Oxygen and Pulse at a high altitude to find out your health condition.
Our itinerary is short and best. Because it includes the Poon Hill trek as well as it is an altitude-friendly itinerary. Nonetheless, we have also a short ABC trek 5 and 7 Days plan if you just want to explore ABC in a very short time.
Our price is very reasonable(competitive). No hidden cost.
You can book the package according to your budget. We have 3 types of packages for ABC.
If you are in a group you will save money as we offer GROUP DISCOUNT, SEASONAL discount, and the best price for family and student trip
There are plenty of major reasons behind the popularity of the ABC trek. Among them, following the list are highlights.
A short trek around Pokhara
Have picturesque views of the Annapurna ranges, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and other peaks closely.
Amazing view of Modi River from beginning to the final destination
Gurung Museum in the hamlets of Ghandruk
Bee Hives View at Kyumi
Enjoy the natural Hot Springs at Jhinu Danda
The first and last rays of the sun over the stunning Himalayas
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary
Regarding the ITINERARY of Annapurna Base Camp, it varies according to route as well as package category. For the ECONOMY AND STANDARD PACKAGE, it will be the same due to surface transfer. But regarding COMFORT PACKAGE, it will be different due to flight(KTM-PKR-KTM).
In our itinerary, you will get the 3 most popular itineraries and they are classical ABC trekking and the shortest trek to the base camp of Annapurna(trending). It means, we have a 9 DAYS itinerary as a classical that includes ABC trek with Poon Hill. And we also have SHORT DURATION, 7 days ABC hike from Kathmandu to Pokhara using road transfer. Nonetheless, we have 5 DAYS SHORTEST ITINERARY TO ABC. Without further ado, let’s jump into its itinerary.
Itinerary – Annapurna Base Camp with Poon Hill Trekking
Kathmandu to Pokhara by Tourist Bus
Drive to Hile and Trekking to Ghorepani
6 – 7 hr
Ghorepani to Tadapani via Poon Hill
6 -7 hr
Tadapani to Chhumrong
5- 6 hr
Chhomrong to Himalaya
7 – 8 hr
Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp
5 – 6 hr
ABC to Bamboo
7 – 8 hr
Bamboo to Jhinu
5 – 6 hr
Jhinu to Pokhara
6 – 7 hr
Note: We make our trip end at Pokhara due to Pokhara is a beautiful city and tourists want to stay some nights upon trekking. For the Remarkable trip, you can do CHITWAN JUNGLE SAFARI TOUR after ABC TREKKING.
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We’ll drive to Pokhara by Tourist bus. It does take around 7 – 8 hours to get Pokhara(204KM).
Hotel Crystal Palace
7 – 8 Hour drive
Day 2: Drive to Hile and Trekking to Ulleri
On this day, we will drive to Hile(1500m) which takes around 3 hours. From Hile, our trek begins to ABC. From Tikhedhunga, it is steep up(around 3 hours) to get to Banthanti. We will have lunch at Banthanti.
From Banthanti, it’s not hard hiking like Tikedhunga to Ulleri. However, there are many stone staircases on the way to Ghorepani. Beyond Banthanti, our trail goes through the inside forest. Overall, it takes approx 6 – 7 hours to get Ghorepani from Ulleri.
Teahouse at Ghorepani
6 – 7 Hour
Day 3: Ghorepani to Tadapani via Poon Hill
This is the 2nd tough hiking day throughout ABC trekking with Poon Hill. Because we should wake up early in the morning and get ready to hike Poon Hill which takes around 2 hours. We’ll go back to Ghorepani after watching the sunrise from Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani. It takes around 4 to 5 hours from Ghorepani.
Teahouse at Tadapani
6 to 7 Hour
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 for around 50 minutes. From there a little bit down and straight to Chhomrong. It takes an approx hour to get to the hotel in Chhomrung. Remain medium-term at Lodge.
Teahouse at Chhomrong
Day: 5 Chhomrong to Himalaya
The hiking trail descends down 320 meters through thousands of stone staircases and 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. The trail is more straight but has lots of up and down before Bamboo. From Bamboo slide up stroll to Himalaya approx 4 hours.
Teahouse at Himalaya
7 to 8 Hour
Day: 6 Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp
It takes around 2 hours to get Deurali from Himalaya.
After Deurali, there is an avalanche place. We can leave this part by following alternative ways. The valleys are wide after Deurali and the way is not ascended like the down of Deurali. Approx 2 hours from Deurali we will be in Machhapuchhre Base Camp(3700m). There are 4 lodges in MBC.
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 a cold temperature. From ABC you will see:
Annapurna Fang (7647m)
Annapurna I (8091m)
Tent Peak (6065m)
Tharpu Chuli (5695m)
Glacier Dome (7091m)
Annapurna III (7455)
Gandharva Chuli (6048m)
Teahouse at Base Camp
5 to 6 Hour
Day: 7 ABC to Bamboo
Fill your tummy with a yummy breakfast and relax for a while. Later, check out from the hotel and proceed on your onward journey. In the evening, enjoy a tasty dinner on the Dhow cruise. Later, head back to the hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
Teahouse at Bamboo
7 to 8 Hour
Day: 8 Bamboo to Jhinu
The trekking type of day is some hour up and some hour down. Afterward Bamboo first 30 min up and up to Upper Sinuwa up and down but more flatter.
Upper Sinuwa to Chhorong Khola descends around 1 hour. We will have lunch at Lower Sinuwa. Chhomrong Khola to Chhomrong is steep up around half an hour. It steeps down to Jhinu from Chhomrong.
We will put our backpacks and move down 30 minutes to the river to have a Hot Spring. This is the last of your ABC trek.
Teahouse at Jhinu
5 – 6 Hour
Day: 9 Trek to Siwai and Drive to Pokhara
On this day, we will be trekking to Siwai( Jeep station) and we will drive to Pokhara. It will be 3 to 4 hours walking. The jeep station to Pokhara takes around 3 hours by Jeep.
3 to 4 Hour
Hotel at Pokhara
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Distance
The total distance of Annapurna Base Camp Trek will be around 88km according to our 9 days ABC Trekking Itinerary. But if you follow the traditional itinerary, it will be 110km. Here traditional itinerary denotes trek starting point Nayapul and goes it to the Annapurna Base Camp via Ghorepani Poon Hill and at last, the trip ends in Nayapul via Jhinu.
On this plan, you have to walk around 11 km per day if we calculate the distance in Kilometers. We can say, we have to walk approx 6 hours a day.
The following are each day’s travel distances.
Day 1: Kathmandu to Pokhara distance is 200km and it takes around 7 to 8 hours for the TOURIST BUS. If you wish to take Kathmandu to Pokhara flight, it takes around 25 to 30 minutes.
In terms of distance for the 2nd day(Day 2: Drive to Hile and Trek to Ulleri), it will be approx 48km drive from Pokhara to Hile. And Hile to Ghorepani distance is approx 14km(will be 6 to 7 hours walking)
On this day(Day 3:Ghorepani to Tadapani via Poon Hill), the total distance is 9km and will take around 6 to 7 hours.
Day 4 : (Tadapani to Chhumrong), total distance is 10km and time involved for trekking will be 5 to 6 hours.
Day 5(Chhomrong to Himalaya). On this day, the walking distance will be 10km, and the duration of walking will be 7 to 8 hours.
Day 6(Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp): The distance from Himalaya to the Base Camp of Annapurna is approx 13km and the walking duration will be 5 to 6 hours.
Day 7(ABC to Bamboo): The distance from Base Camp of Annapurna to Bamboo is 16km and will take 7 to 8 hours walking.
Day 8(Bamboo to Jhinu): Bamboo to Jhinus is around 12km and will take around 5 to 6 hours walking.
Day 9(Jhinu to Pokhara): On this day, we will walk to Siwai, and the walking distance will be to walk around 8km(3 to 4 hours walking).
INCLUSION AND EXCLUSION ON OUR GUIDED TREKKING PACKAGE
Private transfers for your international flight 2 times (arrival/ departure).
Tourist Bus Transportation(Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu)
Any other things which are not mentioned on INCLUDED.
Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Short trek implies a short version of the ABC route. We have 7 days as SHORT DAYS ITINERARY and 5 days as SHORTEST ITINERARY. Even if you are going to trek for the first time in Nepal, you can do ABC short trek in 7 days.
7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Itinerary(Best Itinerary)
Drive to Dhampus
9 to 10 hr
Trekking to New Bridge(near Jhinu Danda)
New Bridge to Sinuwa
6 – 7 hr
Sinuwa to Deurali
6 – 7 hr
Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp
4 – 5 hr
Base Camp to Bamboo
6 – 7 hr
Bamboo to Modkyu and drive to Pokhara
9 – 10 hr
Day 1: Kathmandu to Dhampus
On this day, we will drive to Pokhara by Tourist Bus because it will be very comfortable and safe. Upon reaching Pokhara, we will again drive to Dhampus Village by Cab.
Dhampus village is one of the highlights of the trek because it offers one of the best of Annapurna Range, Manaslu Range, and also Mount Dhaulagiri View.
Day 2: Dhampus to New Bridge
Dhampus to New Bride is an easy trek as it does take around 7 hours. On the way to New Bridge, we pass through the popular spot Pittam Deurali from where you can experience Dhaulagiri View. Nonetheless, we will pass Tolka and Landruk. From Tolka and Landruk, you will have an amazing view of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. On this day we can also go to Jhinu Danda(places where trekkers stay overnight for a Hot Spring experience.
Day 3: New Bridge to Upper Sinuwa
Your challenging hike starts today because on this day we begin our trek from 1600m and we have to go around 2400m(800m ascends). Whilst we got Chhomrong(2070m), we will take lunch there. From Chhomrong, we will descend to the Chhomrong river and again climb to get to Upper Sinuwa(our destination on day 3).
Day 4: Sinuwa to Deurali
On the 4th day of the express hike to ABC, today we are heading to Deurali. It does take around 6 to 7 hours.
Day 5: Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp
On the 5th day hike from Kathmandu, we are heading to BASE CAMP OF ANNAPURNA from Deurali and it takes around 5 hours. Hence, it is called the express trek to Annapurna. Enjoy the lap of Annapurna.
Day 6: ABC to Bamboo
On this day, we will wake up early for a sunrise view over Annapurna and other surrounding peaks. After experiencing the sunrise over Annapurna, we will take breakfast and trek to Bamboo. ABC to Bamboo does take around 6 to 7 hours.
Day 7: Bamboo to Modkyu and drive to Pokhara
This is the last day of our 7 days trek to ABC. On this day, we will have lunch at Sinuwa and further trek to near Jhinu(Modkyu). These Days, it is possible to take a Jeep from near Jhinu to Pokhara via Nayapul. Hence we will drive to Pokhara from there to finish our shortest trek on day 7.
5 Days Annapurna Base Camp Itinerary(SHORTEST ITINERARY)
Drive to Siwai and Trek to Chhomrong
7 to 8 hr
Chhomrong to Himalaya
7 to 8 hr
Himalaya to Annapurna Base Camp(ABC)
6 to 7 hr
ABC to Bamboo
7 to 8 hr
Bambo to Samrung and Drive to Pokhara
8 to 9 hrs
How to do ABC trek within 5 days?
In order to do 5 day Annapurna Base Camp Hike, we can fly to Pokhara on the first day, and on the same day, we can drive to Siwai and start our trek to our destination. Or we can drive to Pokhara on the First Day, and from the next day, you can follow our ITINERARY.
Regarding the Cost of 5 DAYS ABC Trekking, please contact us. We will provide you best price for the shortest duration ABC package details(inclusion and exclusion).
Which itinerary is best for ABC(7 DAYS OR 11 DAYS)?
It depends on the trekker’s preferences. For those who have 2 week holiday time, 9 days package will be perfect as it combined 2 popular routes of the Annapurna Region. Remain days, we can use to explore the city of Nepal(Sightseeing). For those who have around 5 to 7 days for trekking and are willing to visit Base Camp, 5 to 7 DAYS ITINERARY will be a perfect choice. In this short version, our trek starts from Dhampus and Ends at Modkyu.
How difficult is ABC trek?
It is moderately difficult trekking because the maximum elevation of the journey is 4,130m above sea level. So it’s not high-altitude trekking and the total distance of the trek is approximately 115km. ABC hike is attainable 10-15km(5 to 6 hours) each day walking.
How long does the trek take?
5 to 9 days. The duration of this hike ranges from 5 to 9 days depending on starting and ending points. If you wish to do classical(long), it takes around 9 days from/to Kathmandu. Likewise, if you’re limited with time, you can do a 5 to 7 days short trek from/to Kathmandu. So in summary: For the short trek 5 to 7 days and for the long trek, 9 days includes the most popular Ghorepani poon hill trekking too.
How to get there 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. But, if you don’t want to stay in Pokhara before the ABC trek, We can go directly from Kathmandu to the trekking starting point Nayapul by using a Bus or Microbus. Kathmandu to Nayapaul takes about 9-10 hours by driving. It’s easy to go to the starting point of the ABC trek. If you start your trek from Kathmandu then you need to go directly to Nayapul(Starting Point) of ABC by catching the Bus from New Buspark, Kathmandu.
Is Annapurna base camp dangerous? Is it safe to trek?
Some parts are dangerous but not all. Precaution during the trek to ABC is very important for all trekkers, hikers, as well as locals from January to May. On this route, from Dovan to Fishtail Base Camp, there are avalanche areas. It had taken the lives of many trekkers before. However, if you trek with a guide/porter, it’s not a dangerous trek to ABC. Because they know the risky part and how to cross it safely. So all in all trekking to ABC is safe. For details regarding the route, visit it is safe to trek Annapurna Base Camp.
Is Annapurna base camp the same as Everest Base Camp?
Not at all. Because the Everest Base Camp Trekking is a challenging trek that leads you to the foothills of the top of the world. In order to do this trek, your body should be in decent shape. You should have hiking experience as well as training before departing the trek. On another side, trekking to Annapurna Base Camp is a moderately difficult journey. It rewards the 10th highest peak in the world. It is a very short trek than Everest base camp and you don’t need to be trained like the EBC trek.
What is the maximum of the highest point of Trek?
The maximum point of the trek is 4,130m/ 13,550 feet from sea level. It’s the best place to see Annapurna I, Fishtail, and Annapurna South.
How do I get from Kathmandu to Annapurna base camp?
There are 2 major options two get a starting point of trekking to ABC. option 1, you can fly Pokhara and drive to Nayapul. Option 2, you can drive to Nayapul directly from Kathmandu or from Pokhara( depends on the places where you want.) By road, you can use private vehicles, tourist buses, or local buses. From Nayapul, you can reach ABC by walking.
What is the height of the Annapurna base camp?
The height of ABC is 13,550′feet/4,100m from sea level. This is the maximum elevation that you’ll get on this trekking. Upon 1 overnight stay at this level, we’ll go back to Pokhara.
When is the best time to trek Annapurna base camp?
There are 2 main seasons(best time) for trekking in Nepal. The first is from late September to Mid December when the weather is dry, warm, and crystal view. Likewise, the second is March to May(Known as Spring) when it can be wetter than Autumn but flowers are in bloom. This season is busiest as everyone wants to visit the base camp in the best seasons. However, if you like fewer tourists trekking, you should visit some weeks later or before the main seasons.
What are the Permits that are needed for Annapurna Base Camp?
Likewise, for others trekking in Annapurna Region, in order to trek ABC, TIMS Card, and Annapurna Conservation Areas Permits are required. You will get these permits either in Kathmandu or in Pokhara. By obtaining these two permits you can enter Annapurna Trekking.
What are the mountain sights that can see on this trek?
Annapurna I, Fishtail, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Hiunchuli, Annapurna Fang, Tent Peak, Tharpu Chuli, Gandharba Chuli and many more. If you go through Poon Hill Trekking, you will see also Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Tukuche.
What should I bring to the Annapurna base camp trek?
You have to prepare trekking equipment and clothing that is sufficient for an altitude of 4130m. Regarding what to pack for Annapurna Base Camp Trip, you can read here trekking equipment checklist.
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Rated 5 out of 5
Our group of four did the Annapurna Basecamp Trek including Poon Hill. It was 10 days trek and throughout the trekking, we had clear weather. Views from Annapurna Base Camp was superb. We enjoyed the company and professional guidance of our guide Kamal Khatri, who was very energetic and friendly. Arrangements with the company itself were smooth and easy.