Annpurna Base Camp Trek - 10 Days

Trip Overview

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is one of the most famous trekking in Annapurna RegionAnnapurna Base Camp Trek will present you a heavenly view of nature and Annapurna Himalayan Range. From the wonderful view of the farmlands, colorful rhododendron forests, lovely terraced fields and beautiful villages to high snow-capped Himalayan mountains, Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is a lifetime journey that will always stay in your mind. Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is located in Annapurna region, Gandaki Province of Nepal. During ABC Trek the trail will include numerous ascends and descends through a rugged and steep path. As you will pass by picturesque villages, you will get to see the culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the locals. People from several different communities reside in this part of Nepal. Where stay with them will allow you to know and understand the simplicity of life. Likewise, the lower part of the trail is also full of dense forests of colorful rhododendrons and other wildflowers.

The magical forest, rocky trail, glacial rivers, cultural villages and beautiful pasture make this one of the best trek in Himalaya. The good thing is; it takes just 10 days to complete the entire trek. Equally popular Everest Base Camp Trek takes at least 14 days and is very expensive compared to Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Annapurna Base Camp nestles at 4,130m; so acclimatization is the major factor. Annapurna Base camp trek 10 Days itinerary ensures proper acclimatization by limiting gain in daily altitude. The trek, however is easy, and can be accomplished by anyone reasonably fit.

10 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a an exciting journey that harmoniously incorporates all the features and attributes of Annapurna Conservation Area to offer short trekking experience for travelers who are short on time.

ABC Trek -10 Days is one of the most eccentric yet common trekking destination in mid-western Himalaya of Nepal. Annapurna Base Camp lures thousands of trekkers to enjoy its astounding blend of nature and Himalayan culture. The trekking route offers the grand scenery of ice giants like Mt. Annapurna I, II, III, & IV, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Machhapuchhre and numbers of other peaks.

Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Stunning view of Panoramic Midwestern Himalayan range – Annapurna I, II, III & IV, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Machhapuchhre and more
  • Diverse geography and vegetation – low subtropical, alpine and the arctic terrain
  • Cultural mid hill villages with warm and hospitable locals
  • Two Base Camp in single trek. You will visit both Annapurna Base Camp and Machhapuchhre Base Camp
  • Beautiful forest endowed with marigold, rhododendron and other wildflowers

Trip Facts

Mode of Trip : Lodges / Tea-House

Grade : Moderate to Adventurous

Maximum Elevation : 4,195 m.

Best Time : October to November and March to April

Trip Duration : : 9 Nights 10 Days


Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)

At Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative will welcome you and transfer to your hotel in the hub of Kathmandu city. After getting refresh our guide or leader will brief you about the trip and all plan. In the evening, enjoy our welcome dinner in a nice Nepali restaurant with the cultural performance programs.

Day 2
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (8,23m / 6 - 7 hrs drive)

After breakfast, we drive to Pokhara which is 200 km from Kathmandu. We take our lunch in between this six hour bus ride. You can also opt for a flight which takes about 30 min, and then explore Pokhara, renowned for its scenic beauty and lakeside stays. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Pokhara.

Day 3
Pokhara to Chomrung (2020m) Via Jhinu dada (2 hrs drive, and then 4 hrs trek)

We ascend for an hour to Ghadrukkot and then straightly descend to the Kimron river. After walking again for an hour, we will rise to Chhomrong enjoying the scene of the striking Mt. Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre. Today, we will be walking for about 5 hours in total to reach Chhomrong from Ghandruk. Overnight stay in Chhomrong at the tea house.

Day 4
Trek from Chhomrong to Dovan (2580m - 6 to 7 hrs)

This day trekking trail follows Chhomrong River and ascends for some elevation. On the route, we cross through rhododendron forest and reach Dovan. The picturesque view of the natural beauty follows us while we trek. Remaining afternoon and the evening is to wander around Dovan. We spend a night in Himalaya Hotel. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 5
Trek from Dovan to Deurali (3230m - 5 to 6 hrs)

We will walk for about 4 hours from Dovan to Deurali traversing the forests of bamboo, oak, rhododendron. On the way, we will come across the Himalaya hotel and two brooks over small bridges. We will have the chance to see a range of species of floras and faunas like snow leopard, deer, wild pig, etc. We then will hike up to the Hinko Cave, a hanging rock. As we continue our trail, we will reach Deurali and stay overnight at guesthouse.

Day 6
Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) (4131m - 4 to 5 hrs)

From Deurali, the trail passes through a river bed, and after a tedious climb, we reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Surrounded by mountains on all sides, views of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Gangapurna, Himchuli et cetera are very rewarding. The way to ABC is wider with scanty vegetation. As the area is prone to avalanches, caution should be taken on possible dangers. Up from MBC, mountain views unveil to clarity. Annapurna Base Camp gives an awe-inspiring view of the snow covered mountains including the Annapurna range, Singuchuli, Macchhapuchhre, Tent Peak et cetera. Overnight stay at the base camp.

Day 7
Trek from ABC back to Sinuwa (2340m - 7 to 8 hrs)

After viewing a spectacular sunrise from ABC, we head back following the same trail through MBC, Deurali, Himalaya and Bamboo all the way to Sinuwa. Mostly downhill, the trail is an easy walk. Overnight stay at Sinuwa.

Day 8
Trek from Sinuwa to SIWI (2170m) then drive back to Pokhara (5-6 hrs trek & 3 hours drive)

We will move from Jhinu Danda and then walk to Kyumi village via New Bridge. A slow walk will lead to Syauli Bazaar and then hike up to Birethanti. After walking for about an hour from Birethanti, we will arrive at Naya Pool then an hour drive will lead to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara

Day 9
Drive back to Kathmandu by Deluxe Tourist Bus

Today as the itinerary of Annapurna Base Camp, we will either drive the same highway for 7 hours or fly back to Kathmandu for about 30 minutes. Then we will drop you to the hotel after arriving in Kathmandu. The rest of the day you can spend by resting or going around for shopping.

Day 10
Transfer to Kathmandu International Airport

Our representative will transfer you to Kathmandu International Airport for your way back to your country.

Trip Cost Includes

  • Pick up from Kathmandu international airport
  • 2 night’s standard accommodation in Kathmandu BB base
  • 2 night’s standard accommodation in Pokhara on BB base
  • 5 nights’ accommodation while you are on trekking (basic tea houses)
  • Entry permits for Annapurna Conservation Area
  • TIMS permits (Trekking Information Management System)
  • 1 Professional Trekking Guide, his all necessary insurance, meals, and allowances and one porter for tow trekker
  • Sharing JEEP to SIWI (trek start point) from Pokhara
  • Sharing transport to Pokhara from a trek endpoint (SIWI)
  • One map of Annapurna Base camp Trekking (between 2 person)
  • Sleeping Bag (refundable after the trip)
  • Tourist bus ticket from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Tourist bus ticket to pokhara from Kathmandu
  • Airport drop for your finale departure from Thamel

Trip Cost Excludes

  • International airfare and Nepal visa fees (We recommend you fill out the arrival visa form via NEPAL IMMIGRATION PAGE before you leave)
  • Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost
  • Food in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, donation etc...
  • Tips for guides and porters (It is Expected)
Best time to do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Spring and autumn seasons are the best time to do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The spring season starts from April to till at end of May when flowers are in bloom including rhododendron flowers. The autumn season starts from mid-September to till the end of November. During both seasons temperature is warmer and the weather is clear mostly. So we recommend you to do Annapurna Base Camp Trek during the spring and autumn seasons for the best views.

How difficult is Annapurna Base Camp trek?

Annapurna Base Camp trek is not measured to be a difficult trek because most of the trekking days are spent below 3000m. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is considered being moderate trek in Nepal.
To do Annapurna Base Camp Trek you dont need special training. If you are physically fit mentally prepared you could do without any problems. Although we recommend you to do short hiking at least an hour a week or jogging an hour a day which will be really helpful to complete Annapurna Base Camp Trek pleasantly.

Packing list for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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