How Difficult Is It Trekking To Annapurna Base Camp

Is your mind storming to figure out how difficult is it trekking to Annapurna Base Camp? If yes, you’re the right place where you can learn ABC(Short form) trekking Difficulties in brief.

Whilst talking about Annapurna Base Camp Trek difficulty, mostly answer only it’s route structure where it will be easy to trek or hard. But in terms of ABC trek difficulties, there are some other factors which are also components of it.

They are trail structure, room difficulties, difficulties due to temperature and seasonal difficulties.

Annapurna base camp trek distance

Each day average walking of 10km to 18km, in total Annapurna Base Camp Covers 115km. Except for the winter seasons, it is easy to complete this whole Annapurna journey. The snow-capped trail( above Dovan) makes it quite challenging to complete the total distances.

In order to make a comfortable journey of ABC (115km), hire a guide and porter.

Annapurna base camp height

The exact height we will get on trekking to Annapurna Base Camp is 4130m from sea level. At this Altitude, we should stay overnight at Annapurna Base Camp. Not all but someone who gets difficult sleep well at Base Camp. Moreover the height of Base Camp, it’s cold temperature makes it difficult to sleep there.

Is it difficult for beginner trekkers to complete Annapurna Base Camp ?

For the newby(novice) trekkers, it might be difficult to walk over the steep trails. There are numerous steep up and steep down trails which makes it hard to trek for the beginner’s trekkers. So, we recommended for the novice trekkers to take up the habit of hiking/walking uphill for a few hours every day a month.

Annapurna base camp fitness level

Indeed to hiking the Annapurna Base Camp, basic fitness level is required. It means you should be fit and fine physically. A level of fitness where trekkers require walking 5-6 hours each day is needed.

Annapurna base camp altitude sickness

There are very few cases to get altitude sickness whilst trekking to Annapurna Base Camp. If we give around a week’s time for trekking to ABC, it is less likely to get altitude sickness.

Can we minimize Annapurna Base Camp Trek Difficulty?

Yes, we can minimize ABC trek difficulty by attempting the following things.

  1. Hike to Uphill 3-4 hour each day before 1 month starts your ABC Trek.
  2. Start your trek from Nayapul and also add Poon Hill trek as side trips.
  3. Drink at least 2 liters water from Doban(2600m)
  4. Stay overnight at Deurali(3200m) so that we can cross the avalanches areas( Deurali to Bagar) before noon.
  5. Stay at Annapurna Base Camp rather than Machhapuchhre Base Camp so that we don’t need to early hike from MBC to ABC(it’s very hard if attended it early morning).


Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp is considered a moderate adventure trek, so it is not even for beginners hikers.

If you have any questions regarding Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, please contact us.

About Author

JayaramJayaram Thapaliya, an executive director at BASE CAMP HIKE. He has trekked to mostly places in Nepal. He has been to Annapurna Circuit more than 10 times. Jayaram is the one who is ready to help you to make wonderful trip in Nepal.

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