ABC Trek in 7 Days from Pokhara

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Trip Duration 7 Days
Group Size 2 to 10 person
Maximum Altitude 4130m ( Annapurna Base Camp)
Difficulty Grade Moderate
Start & End Point Phedi/ Nayapul
Best Seasons Spring and Autumn

Highlights of ABC Trek in 7 Days from Pokhara

  • 7-day trekking through Gurung villages and the opportunity to learn their tradition and culture
  • Hike through the natural landscape of Annapurna Conservation Area.
  • A unique chance to see the snow leopard, Himalayan musk deer, red panda, clouded leopard, Himalayan black bear, and blue sheep.
  • Visit the base camps of Fishtail and Annapurna.
  • View of the Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Baraha Shikhar, Annapurna I, Khangsha Kang, Tarke Kang, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhare, Tharpa Chuli, and Singu Chuli
  • A hot relaxing bath in Jhinu Danda

Overview of ABC Trek in 7 Days from Pokhara

The Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trek is always a popular choice for the most adventurous trekkers in the world. The trek to 4130 m will take you to a mountain walk to the southern base camp of Annapurna, one of the most challenging mountains on earth, with an altitude of 8091 meters.

Known as the Annapurna Sanctuary, this seven-day ABC trek is among the most scenic in the world. It offers mesmerizing views of the Annapurna massif, Hiunchuli, Baraha Shikhar, Khangsha Kang, Tarke Kang, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhare, Tharpa Chuli, and Singu Chuli, and other peaks above 7000 and 8000 meters.

This ABC trek will also take you on a cultural trip to Nepal, where you will learn about Nepal’s colorful Buddhist and Hindu culture. The Gurungs, Sherpas, Thakali, Brahmans, and Magars are some of the tribes that reside cordially in the Annapurna region, sharing their unique culture, language, tradition, food, and festivals.

In addition, during our short 7-day ABC trek, you will pass through different environments, from rolling tropical forests to glacier-covered mountains. You can walk in the shadow of Annapurna National Park, where you can meet Snow Leopards, Clouded Leopards, Musk Deer, Red Pandas, Himalayan Bears, Thar, and many other flora and fauna.

Besides, our ABC trek in 7 days is a moderate hike suitable for any traveler who is physically fit for long walks and can walk for a maximum of 6-7 hours a day. This trip is not a mountain climb; it does not include technical climbing stages or snow-ice-rock climbing. This trek will be done only on footpaths, marked roads, and lodge accommodation, even at the base camp.

If you plan to trek to Annapurna Base camp, then now is the best time to see the Annapurna region at its best. The luxurious rhododendron, pine, fir, and birch forest with the gushing waters of Modi Khola will make your trip even more enriching with pristine beauty.

Our ABC trek will start from Pokhara and then go to Annapurna Base Camp through beautiful villages ending in Pokhara.

Remember us for a genuinely unforgettable and unexpected ABC trek in Nepal. Booking and early reservations are open for 2024 and 2025.

How does our ABC trek journey begin?

The starting point of our ABC trek is from Pokhara, from where we will drive to Nayapul in private transport to Nayapul. From here, we begin our walk to Ghandruk, Chhomrong, and Dovan, which offer magnificent views of Annapurna, Fishtail, Manaslu, and many more. The trail then reaches Macchapuuchre Base Camp at 3700 m and Annapurna Base Camp at 4130 m.

We will make our return journey through the same valley. Stopping by the village of Jhinu Danda. The program ends in Pokhara after the road trip from Nayapul.


If you want to start your program from Kathmandu, please inform us in advance so we can make the necessary arrangements for accommodation, food, and transport. If you begin your ABC trek from Kathmandu, we will also offer airport pick-up and drop-off service.

Our guests shared an experience of ABC Trek.

Itinerary of ABC Trek in 7 Days from Pokhara


Day 1: Pokhara trek to Ghandruk (2020m) via Nayapul (1070 m) -5 hours.

We will enjoy our morning breakfast on the balcony of our hotel, viewing the wonderful mountains of Annapurna and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail). After breakfast, it is time to pack our backpacks and drive to Nayapul. We will arrange a private jeep or vehicle to take us to Nayapul for about an hour.

From Nayapul, we will officially begin our ABC trek with a trek to Ghandruk Village, our overnight destination today. The trail from Nauapul is relatively easy today. We will hike through the flower-decorated village of Birethanti and cross the long suspension bridge over the rushing Modi Khola.

We will now walk down the western slope to the villages of Chimrung and Syauli Bazaar. Here, we will stop for lunch and get ready to overcome the steep climb, partly over stone steps and partly over an easy trail. Passing through the Kimche and Chane villages, past the terraced rice fields, we will reach Ghandruk.

The route to Ghandruk is most beautiful, offering a constant panorama of Gangapurna, Annapurna South and III, Machhapuchre, and Hiunchuli.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse


Day 2: Ghandruk trek to Chhomrong (2177m)-6 Hours.

Today, after breakfast, we will leisurely go to Chhomrong. Following the bank of Modi Khola, we will walk for a while on an easy path. Then, we will hike uphill and leave the Modi Khola behind. We will now overcome the huge boulders and cross the Kimrog River over a steel bridge.

The path from here now leads slightly downwards past cultivated and terraced land, many rhododendron plants, orchids, and wild ferns to Jhinudanda at approximately mately—1,780 m. If you want, you can also take a bath in a hot natural spring here.

After lunch at Jhinu Danda, we will hike slightly uphill to the village of Chhomrong. From Chhomrong, you have an excellent view of the Annapurna and Manaslu peaks. We will have dinner and overnight rest in one of its charming stone lodges.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse


Day 3: Chhomrong trek to Dovan (2600 m) 6 hours.

After breakfast, we will leave the charming stobe house village of Chhomring and descend steeply down natural stone stairs. We will then cross the Chhorong Khola and ascend steeply to Sinuwa village at 2300 m. Here, we will take a generous lunch break and enjoy the spectacle of wide Ghandruk and Landrung Villages.

The path continues north, entering the dense landscape of the Annapurna Conservation Area. We will walk through the luxurious silhouette of rhododendron, pine, fir, juniper, and birch and reach Baboo at 2350 m. We will then continue our steep climb through dense bamboo and rhododendron forests to reach Dovan, where we will stay comfortably for the night.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse


Day 4: Dovan trek to MBC (Machhapuchhere base camp) 3700 m or ABC (Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m). 7 Hours.

Finally, the day we had been waiting for so many days had arrived. Today’s hike is complex and lengthy, so we will wake up early and have breakfast. We will now leave Dovan and cross the stream. We will come across a small temple called Baraha (Lord Vishnu). From here, we will ascend and arrive at the Himalayan Hotel.

We will ascend through the deep, shady forest and past the Hinku Cave to reach the small mountain village of Deurali (3,350 m). Here, we will enjoy the spectacular Hiunchuli, Machhapuchare, and Annapurna views.

The path from here continues steadily uphill. Above Bagar, we will cross the stream and climb the stone stairwell to reach the Machhapuchare base camp finally. Here, we will have lunch, enjoying the dream view of the steep face of Machhapuchare and the massif of Annapurna I, III, Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Hiunchuli, and Gandharvachuli.

It’s time to stretch our legs and continue towards ABC. We will first cross the small stream and ascend towards the thin pasture. After another three-hour climb, we will reach Annapurna Base Camp (4130m).

When the weather is good, we will have a great view of Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Baraha Shikhar, Annapurna I, Khangsha Kang, Tarke Kang, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhare, Tharpa Chuli, and Singu Chuli.

We will stay in tea houses available in the base camp.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse


Day 5: MBC/ABC trek back to Dovan, 6 hours

We will enjoy the most beautiful sunrise over the illuminating peaks from the ABC. After spending the morning in the breathtaking flair and fluidity of the mountains and taking great atmospheric pictures, we will descend to Deurali and walk past the Hinku Cave and Himalaya Hotel.

Once again, we will come across the Baraha Temple in the deep forest and climb down to Dovan, where we will rest for the night with a nice, welcoming, hot dinner.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse


Day 6: Dovan trek to Jhinu hot spring (1780 m), 6 hours

We will continue on the well-known trekking path through the jungle and the Bamboo Lodge to Sinuwa. In the afternoon, we must master the many natural stone steps down to the Chhomrong River again and then go up to Chhomrong. From here, we climb down to Jhinu Danda hot spring.

We will have time to relax and take a hot bath in Jhinu Danda’s natural thermal spring. This is a great chance to soothe tired legs and rejuvenate energy after long hiking days.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse


Day 7: Jhinu hot spring trek to Nayapul 5 to 6 hours and drive to Pokhara 1 to 2 hours

On our last day of the ABC trek, we will have a leisurely breakfast and walk gently around Jhinu Danda for a while to say goodbye to this place. Then, we will resume our Downhill trek towards the familiar path running through Kimrong River and Modi Khola, passing the villages of Chane, Kimche, Syauli Bazaar, Chimrung, and Birethanti, and reach Nayapul.

We will bid farewell to our local team, who accompanied us throughout our trek and drive to Pokhara in a private transfer. After checking into a hotel, you can independently roam around and enjoy the Pokhara nightlife.

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel

Fixed Departure Dates

Note: We can run a trip for solo travelers, couple, friends and family with children. Our private trips are running everyday. If you are looking for a group joining trip please contact us.


What's Included?
  • The trekking guide has a government license. Our guide got training in high-altitude sickness and first aid.
  • Trekking porter to carry your luggage. One porter for two people basis.
  • Trekking staff, food, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, and clothing.
  • Local Tea houses, also called guest houses/ lodges, twin sharing during your journey.
  • Your daily meal (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). You can choose your meals from the menu; different types of food are available.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Trekking Permit.
  • TIMS Trekking Card Permit for the Annapurna Trek
  • The guide will carry essential medical supply first aid.
  • Pokhara to treks start point Nayapul by Private transport
  • Trek finish point Phedi to Pokhara transport by Private vehicle.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • All our official papers work, service charges, and all Government Taxes.
What's Excluded?
  • For any services in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Airfare to Nepal
  • Nepal entry visa fee: you can get a Nepal visa upon arrival at the Airport.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers.
  • Your expenses, such as sweets, snacks, and dessert.
  • Beverages and bar bills, and battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance should cover both rescue and medical help.
  • You can buy and rent personal trekking equipment in Pokhara trekking stores.
  • Gratitude trekking staff
  • Other of your expenses that are not mentioned are costs included in the section.

Essential Information - ABC Trek in 7 Days from Pokhara

Best Time

You can go to ABC Trek at any time of the year. However, fall (September to November) is the ideal time to journey. Fall is a dry season with clear blue skies and moderate temperatures. Snow melts, clearing the path, and the rivers and waterfalls along the route are serene. However, the trail can be crowded, and the accommodations may be full.

Spring (March to May) is the second best time for the Annapurna Base Camp trek. The trail will bloom with red and white azaleas and many other exotic flowers of the Annapurna region, a good time for botanists to visit. However, be cautious of the probability of an avalanche in the early spring days.

However, the monsoon (June to August) is not the right time. There is heavy rainfall from early in the morning, with dark clouds always on the horizon. So, you will not have good views of the mountains. There is also a probability of leeches, mosquitoes, landslides, and slippery roads. However, the animals in the forests come into action during this season.

You can also go during winter (December to February) if you want quieter. The day starts late, with clear skies, dry air d, and cold and snowy weather. However, it would help to be cautious about avalanches when hiking from Deurali to Machhapuchhre Base Camp.

Elevation and trekking distance

The ABC trek starts from Pokhara town at 822 m altitude and ends at Annapurna Base Camp at 4130 m. The round trip is approximately 74.2 km in Pokhara. An average of 15 km and 4 to 7 hours of walking is required daily. The total duration of the walk is seven days.

The highest elevation we will reach and spend the night at is ABC, and the second highest elevation is Machhapuchhre Base Camp, at 3700 m.

It is possible to extend and customize the program. While some complete this walk in 1 week, some extend it to 20 days.

Maximum/Minimum walk per day

The ABC trek is a scenic trek that follows a clear path from the starting point of Nayapul to the final destination, Annapurna Base Camp, and does not involve any extra difficulty regarding the trekking route or terrain. The paths are pretty broad, clear, and with solid ground. Since the altitude will be approximately 2,000 meters from the start, a path that ascends daily is generally followed. Although the path’s slope is usually low, it gets steeper at some points.

However, we will complete this trek within a week, walking for 5 to 6 hours almost every day with a lunch break. The walk is often relatively straightforward since the trail is relatively easy without technical complexity.

The most challenging day will be the fourth day when we hike from Dovan to ABC via MBC, requiring us to walk for approximately 7 to 8 hours.

Difficulty and Acclimatization

The ABC trek is a class B or moderate trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Although not difficult, there are still many challenges along the route. The average duration for completing the ABC trek is 11 to 14 days, but our ABC trek is seven days, so you have to walk 5 to 6 hours on almost all trekking days.

For beginners who have not trekked for long hours at high altitudes, we suggest you plan a 14-day ABC trek to have more time to rest and visit, even at a slow pace.

Another challenge you may face during the ABC trek is the terrain. Although the trail is well-marked and does not require much technical skill, you still have to overcome the winding trails with up-and-down steep slopes. There are also natural stone staircases that can exhaust your leg muscles.

Therefore, you must be in good shape and stamina to tackle these challenges.

Can a beginner trek to Annapurna base camp?

ABC Trek is a moderate-level trek suitable for children, older people, and those new to trekking. Although the route involves difficult travel and steep ups and downs, the chances of getting altitude sickness on the mountain are relatively low compared to other trekking routes in the Himalayas.

Furthermore, moderately traveled trails are more open. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary is pretty much flat land consisting mainly of cool streams and vast forests as you progress toward the base camp. It gradually increases to higher altitudes from the lowlands, giving trekkers several days to adapt to the increased height.

Therefore, people of all ages can go on a trekking trip with the guidance and support of a tour guide. The Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the best options for anyone looking for an adventurous journey with the family.

Preparation and training

We have listed your difficulty level and challenges during our ABC trek in 7 days. However, don’t let these challenges postpone your trip. With good preparation and training sessions, you can easily overcome them.

Before going on this trip, you should focus on increasing your endurance and strength. For this purpose, you should start an exercise regime at least a month before your departure date.

It would help if you exercised by climbing stairs, walking uphill and downhill, and jogging to increase cardiovascular endurance. Keep up the
exercise routine for 21 days will make your body get used to walking for many days, and travel time will no longer be a concern.

Alternate routes

To date, the classic route to the ABC takes us to the southern base camp of Annapurna. However, the Annapurna Munlity (ARM) explored the new route five years ago. This new route will take you to the Northern base camp in Annapurna. Equally significant and beautiful, the trail is relatively new, yet to be explored, and yet to be more popular.

The trail had the footprints of legendary climbers Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal, who were part of the French expedition to climb the Annapurna for the first time in 1950.

The route is less known and less promoted, but it will lead you through some of the unspoiled nature of the Annapurna. If you don’t mind sacrificing luxury and comfort for a few days in exchange for the purest nature, you should try this new route.

This route also begins from Pokhara, where you will drive to Tatopani. Then, you will walk past Ghasa, Lete, and Thulo Bugin. The lack of tea houses here requires you to carry tents overnight.

The further trail will lead you to Miristi Khola (4,130m) via Thulo Bugin Pass at 4400 m altitude. Then, you will set foot in the northern base camp of Annapurna, from where you can witness the grand majesty of the north face of Annapurna massifs.

Then, you can return via the circular route or hike to Jungle Camp, Riverside Camp, and Lete to Pokhara via Tatopani.

Altitude Sickness

Our ABC trek begins from Pokhara, at an elevation of less than 1000 m, and ends at ABC, at an elevation of 4130 m, where you will also spend a night. When you pass the 3,000m altitude mark, the oxygen level will decrease as you go higher. It will be tough for your body to adapt to the current environment immediately, and you may experience symptoms of altitude sickness, such as headache, dizziness, vomiting, difficulty breathing, loss of appetite, etc.

If so, notify our tour guide whenever you feel unwell; returning to lower altitude areas is best rather than ignoring them. In addition, you can also take Diamox to help prevent altitude sickness. Remember to always
hydrate your body, maintain a balanced diet, avoid smoking, and use alcoholic beverages to minimize these effects.

Also, take your pace slowly, and don’t push yourself too hard to follow the crowd. In the long run, it will significantly affect your health and delay your plans. Keep moving slowly, and always go with your teammates or guides.

Accommodation, Transportation, Meal, and Drink

Our ABC trek in 7 days begins from Pokhara, so our service will cover all your logistics as the trek starts from Pokhara. During the ABC trek, we will offer you accommodation in tea houses along the villages, where we will rest for the night. You have to share rooms with your fellow group members. In the off-trekking season, a single room may be available in the tea house, but it can be pretty impossible in spring and autumn.

During the trek, we offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the tea houses. The tea house menu includes Dal Bhat Tarkari, momos (dumplings), pasta, rice bowls, soups, pizza, and, in some places, buffalo yak steak and apple pie.

There is bottled water for safe drinking water, but it is not environmentally friendly. So, we suggest using water purifiers, UV sterilizers, and water filters to purify your water when refilling your bottle from the tap or spring.

Please note that services in Kathmandu and Pokhara are excluded from our service, along with beverages, bars, and snack bills, such as sweets and desserts.

Regarding transportation, we offer private vehicle transfers from Pokhara to Nayapul and Nayapul to Pokhara.

Gadgets charging Communication and Internet/wifi

You will have adequate access to the internet in almost all places in the Annapurna region, including the base camp. You can connect to the internet via wifi or the local SIM of NTC or NCELL. Tea houses offer wifi at an additional charge of USD 3 to USD 4 per hour.

To purchase the local SIMs of NTC or NCELL, you can buy them in Kathmandu or Pokhara by presenting a copy of your passport and photo. Recharge the balance and activate the data package by dialing *17123# for Ncell and *1415# for NTC.

You can use NTC sim for communication as it has better coverage in the Annapurna region than Ncell.

You can also charge your mobiles, batteries, laptops, iPads, or any other electric devices at Tea houses along the route at an additional cost.


Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Permit and the Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit are needed for our ABC trek in 7 days. Our included services include the service cost and process of obtaining these permits.

What to expect?

Along with the incredible panorama of the famous mountain peaks Machhapuchhare, Annapurna I, Gangapurna, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Baraha Shikhar, Khangsha Kang, Tarke Kang, Annapurna III, Tharpa Chuli, Singu Chuli, and many more, the ABC trek also offers the unique chance to explore the typical Gurung Villages of Ghandruk, Chhomrong, and Dovan.

This trek offers much more than just trekking directly to the base camp. After this trip, you will come to say that you will undoubtedly walk not only on the mountain but also through the life, culture, and traditions of the people who live here. The base camp approach route is specially designed for trekkers who enjoy the flora and fauna and a panoramic view of the Himalayan range.

Passing through the Annapurna Conservation Area, you can meet rare and endangered species, including red pandas and musk deer. Pandas will also have the opportunity to indulge in a relaxing bath in the natural hot spring of Jhinu Danda.

Most Asked Questions by Travellers

Yes, you can stay at MBC if you are too exhausted for the hike. The next morning, after rest, you can trek on a relatively easy path to ABC, so you will have enough time to explore the entire beauty of the camp.

No, there is no need for camping as the lodges or tea houses are well-established both at MBC and ABC. Although the amenities may be basic, they are enough to spend a night or two with a hot meal and protection from cold.

Yes, our short ABC trek is focused on leading you to ABC only, but there are other treks that you can incorporate along with the ABC trek, and you can visit other beautiful destinations in Nepal. Ne option can be the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek with ABC or Mardi Himal trek with ABC. There is also a challenging trek to the Annapurna circuit.

There are no ATMs along the trail to ABC so it’s better to withdraw your money in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

The 14-day ABC trek integrates the Ghorepani Poonhill trek along with the ABC trek. You will trek from Nayapul to Tikhedhunga making your way to Poonhill Viewpoint. Then the trail joins the Chhomrong village leading you to ABC.

The 7-day ABC trek will directly take you to ABC via Ghandruk and Chhomrog Villages, eliminating the stop at Poonhill.

If you are short of time, new to trekking, and want a budget-friendly option to spend a short pleasant family vacation in Nepal, 7 day ABC trek will be suitable for you.

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