|Trek Name :||Annapurna Base Camp|
|Maximum Altitude :||4,130m/13,810ft|
|Trip Duration :||11 Days|
|Group Size :||1 to 20 Pax|
|Best Time :||Autumn/Fall|
|Difficulty Level :||Moderate|
|Start / End Point :||Kathmandu/Kathmandu|
|Total Distance :||110km/68Miles|
|Activity :||4-6 hrs walking(Approx.)|
|Nature of Trek :||Teahouses/Lodge|
Are you willing to do Annapurna Base Camp trekking? If yes, you’re in the right webpage. Here, you will learn everything you should know regarding 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.
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 landscape exploring diverse cultures, traditional lifestyle, 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), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), and several other peaks.
If you are planning to trek in spring, it provides spectacular views of beautiful flowers including 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 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. 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 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.
Below are some facts which you should know before the trekking to ABC.
Mountain Sights : 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 in addtion Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche.
Trekking Duration:7 to 11 days from and to Kathmandu.
Maximum Altitude: Annpaurna Base Camp(4,130m)
Trip Mode: Solo or Group Tours.
Transportation Mode: Tourist Bus, Private Cab
Foods on Trekking:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Trekking Equipment:You can buy or hire Equipment in Thamel, Kathmandu
But if you don’t want to drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, you can take a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. and if you wish to stay one night at Pokhara before trek and don’t want to fly, you need to catch Tourist Bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara at 6:30 Am.
After returning back from Base camp, you can either take a Bus or Private Car from Ghandruk to Pokhara or Nayapul to Pokhara. You can also come back to Kathmandu directly from Nayapul.
Let’s dive into how to go Abc:
- Take a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara 25min. and drive to Nayapul to start a trek
- Catch a Local Microbus from KTM to Pokhara or up to 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 a 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 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 the ABC trek in a short period. If you’re an experienced trekker you can do even 5 to 6 days from KTM to Pokhara.
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 the picturesque views of 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
|Day 1||Kathmandu to Nayapul Drive and trek to Birethanti||1100m||10 hr|
|Day 2||Birethanti to Banthanti||2220m||7 hr|
|Day 3||Trekking to Ghorepani||2875m||5 hr|
|Day 4||Ghorepani to Tadapani via Poon Hill||2,630m||4 – 5 hr|
|Day 5||Tadapani to Chhumrong||2,140m||6 hr|
|Day 6||Chhomrong to Himalaya||2,900m||7 – 8 hr|
|Day 7||Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp||4,130m||5 – 6 hr|
|Day 8||ABC to Bamboo||2,600m||7-8 hr|
|Day 9||Bamboo to Jhinu||1,700m||6 hr|
|Day 10||Jhinu to Pokhara||800m||6 – 7 hr|
|11th||Pokhara to Kathmandu||1300m||7-8 hr|
Day 1: Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Birethanti
We’ll drive to Nayapul by Local bus. It takes around 9 hours to get Nayapul. From Nayapul it takes around 30 minutes to get Birethanti.From Birethanti you can see Fistail mountains.
- Teahouse at Birethanti
- 9.5 Hour drive and 30 minutes trek
- B, L, D
Day 2: Trekking to Banthanti
Our trek begins today after having breakfast at Birethanti. It is easy walk up to Tikhedhunga(1540m, 3 to 4 hours walk) from Birethanti but from Tikhedhunga it is steep up(around 3 hour) to get Banthanti.
- Teahouse at Banthanti
- 7 Hour
Day 3: Trekking to Ghorepani
Today, it’s not hard hiking like Tikedhunga to Ulleri. However there are many stone staircase on the way to Ghorepani from Ulleri. The trail goes through inside forest. In Nangethanti, we’ll have lunch. Overall, it takes approx 5-6 hours to get Ghorepani from Ulleri.
- Teahouse at Ghorepani
- 5 Hour
Day 4: 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
- 4 to 5 Hour
Day 5: 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
- 6 Hour
Day : 6 Chhomrong to Himalaya
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 is more straight but lots of up and down before Bamboo. From Bamboo slide up stroll to Himalaya approx 4 hour.
- Teahouse at Himalaya
- 7 to 8 Hour
Day: 7 Trekking to 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 loges 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 cold temperature. From ABC you will see:
- Annapurna South(7219m)
- Hiuchuli (6641m)
- Annapurna Fang (7647m)
- Annapurna I (8091m)
- Tent Peak (6065m)
- Tharpu Chuli (5695m)
- Glacier Dome (7091m)
- Gangapurna (7454m)
- Annapurna III (7455)
- Gandharva Chuli (6048m)
- Machhapuchhre (6997m)
- Teahouse at Base Camp
- 5 to 6 Hour
Day: 8 ABC to Bamboo
Fill your tummy with a yummy breakfast and relax for a while. Later, check out from the hotel and proceed for 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: 9 Trekking up 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 bagpack and move down 30 minutes to the river to have a Hot Spring. This is the last of your ABC trek.
- Teahouse at Jhinu
- 6 Hour
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 to the Jeep station and we will drive to Pokhara. Jeep station to Pokhara takes around 3 hours.
- Hotel at Pokhara
- 6 to 7 Hour
Day: 11 Drive to Kathmandu
We’ll use tourist bus to back Kathmandu from Pokhara. It takes approx 8 hours.
- Hotel at Thamel, Kathmandu
- 5 Hour
How much does the Annapurna Base Camp Trek package cost ?
Annapurna Base Camp trek package price depends on participants on group, trekking time, and mode of trip.
According to size of 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 trip( standard, luxury and budget) also decides the price of the trip.
|No. of people||Price Per Person|
|1 person||USD 950|
|2 person||USD 664|
|3 person||USD 678|
|4 to 6 person||USD 625|
|7 to 9 person||USD 615|
|10 + (more than 10)||USD 588|
- Private transfers for your international flight 2 times (arrival/ departure).
- Tourist Bus transfer from Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu as a round trip.
- 1 nights accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
- 1night accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast.
- Meals during Trekking Days, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
- Trekking permitsand TIMS Card for Trek.
- Experienced English-speaking license holder local guide for 11 days.
- 1 strong porter for on the basis of 2 guests.
- Guide and Porter’s food, accommodation, insurance, and necessary ground transportation.
- Pokhara Fewa Lakeside to Nayapul, from Dhampus Phedi to Fewa Lakeside transportation by private vehicle.
- First Aids Kit.
- Duffel Bag.
- Oximeter ( To minimize Altitude risk ).
- Local fresh fruit ( Pomegranates and Apple and .. )
- 13% Government VAT and official charge.
There is a high risk of avalanches on ABC trekking. Not whole route but from Hinku Cave near Deurali to ABC is risk zone. Normally during the Autumn season it is avalanche free trekking. But we should pay attention to avalanche trekking in winter and spring.
The current conditions of Annapurna base camp are just ok since only 5 small tea houses are there. It is very hard to get a private room there during the main trekking season. It is even difficult to get a shared room there in the peak seasons.
Distance from Bamboo
Distance from bamboo to Annapuran base camp is 16.7 kilometers/10.3 miles. It takes 2 days for trekkers to get ABC. So that trekkers can acclimate before 4130m. But whilst returning back to Bamboo from ABC, 1 day(7-8hr walk) is enough.
Trek from Pokhara
If you are staying in Pokhara and planning to hike to ABC, it is easy as from Kathmandu. We can buy a permit in Pokhara and drive to trekking starting point Nayapul. You can do ABC trek from Pokhara within 6 days.
Amazing ABC Trekking
We were 2 friends who did the Annapurna Base Camp trek via Ghorepani Poon Hill with guide Ram and porter Dipendra Jan/Feb 2018. It was very comfortable, familiar, and professional with these guys. We had a great tour and a lot of fun. Jayaram responded to all our questions very quickly. Outstanding warm hospitality!
100% Recommendation! Support this small local trekking company in Kathmandu.
Thank you, Jayaram for this perfect trip.
Package Name: 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.
7 to 12 days.
The duration of this hike ranges between 5 to 12 days depending on starting and ending points. If you wish to do classical(long), it takes around 12 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, 12 days that includes the most popular Ghorepani poon hill trekking too.
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.
Not at all. Because the Everest Base Camp Trekking is challenging treks that lead 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 EBC 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.
What should I bring to the Annapurna base camp trek?
Here is the ultimate packing list that you should bring to trek ABC.
Worn-in Hiking Boots
Leggings or hiking pants.
A warm down jacket
A warm hat
For the details please visit our trekking equipment checklist.
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, or tourist buses, or local buses. From Nayapul, you can reach ABC by walking.
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 staying at this level, we’ll go back to Pokhara.
There are 2 main seasons(best time) for trekking in Nepal. The first is in 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 on trekking, you should visit some weeks later or before the main seasons.
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.
Price US$ 706
USD 664 P.P
|No. of people||Price Per Person|
|4 - 6||USD 625|
|7 - 9||USD 615|
|10 +||USD 588|
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