Annapurna base camp trek 10 days
- Table of Contents
- Trip Overview
- Trip Highlights
- People & Culture
- Best time
- Getting to Annapurna base camp
- Trip Difficulty
- Packing list
- Annapurna base camp trek cost
- Detail Itinerary
Annapurna Base Camp trek 10 days is a famous trail in Annapurna region, which takes you through an ever-changing landscape of rice fields. Bewitching forests and tiny local villages with a distinct culture. The trekking of Annapurna base camp is circled with spectacular snowcapped mountains ranges. ABC Trek will provide you with the closest view of the world tenth highest mountain.
Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Mt. Machhapuchhare (6997 m) and others like Annapurna South (7219m)m, Mt. Gangapurna (7455m)and Hiuchuli (6441m). Annapurna base camp trek is considered to be the best ways to explore Annapurna Himalayas. From both side as well as a perfect destination in Annapurna trekking region. It offers an excellent opportunity to surround oneself with Himalayan peaks and to witness the glacier
This trek takes you directly to the base of the mountains for fantastic views of Annapurna I. (the 10th tallest peak in the world) and Machhapuchhre or Fish Tail which has been referred to as the Matterhorn of Asia. The trek is a shorter option than the full circuit and is very popular due to the close-up views of the tall peaks (most over 7000 meters) in the Annapurna Sanctuary.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek 10 days begins from Birethanti starting point, and from here, you walk to Ghandruk Village.
Walking further leads to the emergence of a region which goes to uphill trail: steel suspension bridges, fewer vegetation areas, densely forested areas, beautiful oak forest. And the thick bamboo forest, including the largest rhododendron forest of Nepal. Of all the villages that the trail of Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes you to, Sinuwa village is calm, peaceful, and scenic.
Its background mountains include Fishtail and Gangapurna. We know trekking is tiring, and we also know that trekking offers breathtaking views; therefore, we all want you to rest overnight at Jhinu Danda, By walking 20 mins downhill from Jhinu Danda, you will reach Jhinu Hot Spring, which will boost your tired body for the last trekking day of Annapurna Base Camp.
Annapurna base camp trek 10 days highlights :
Lush forests of Rhododendrons and oaks.
Wander around Gurung Villages.
Glimpses of Rural Nepalese village lifestyle.
Stunning views of Mt.Machhapuchre(Fishtail) and massif Annapurna.
PEOPLE AND CULTURE
Annapurna base camp trekking route is mixed with different ethnic groups; Chhetris and Brahms are in the lower elevations and Mongoloids. Mostly people from Gurungs and Magars in the area, famous for the Gurkha regiment. In the evening, some village offers you local cultural shows, if you are interested you can join also.
BEST TIME TO TREK ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP
Nepal’s weather is generally predictable and pleasant and the weather during the trekking season is somewhat more stable. The country levels are from 60 m above sea level to the top of the world (Mt. Everest
February, March, April, May, June, September, October and November is the best month to enjoy Annapurna Base camp Trek. Trekking is possible in July & August too. However, clear visibility may not be as consistent as in other seasons due to unfavorable weather condition.
Getting Annapurna Base Camp trek
Most of the Annapurna treks start and end in Pokhara, Pokhara is the second-largest city, it is very peaceful and quiet compared to Katmandu, which is 200 km distance. Daily tourist bus, private vehicle, and several daily flights are operating from Kathmandu to Pokhara; Tourist buses are from USD 9 to 25, Private vehicle from USD 120 and flights are USD 125 one way. You can take any options as per your time and budget.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Difficulty
Annapurna Base Camp trek is a moderate level trek in Nepal. The Annapurna base camp trek is a little demanding and a little challenging. During the Annapurna Base Camp trek, you will trek to the highest altitude of 4160 meters at the Base Camp. Walking to high altitude remote places isn’t so easy.
With high altitude comes several challenges as well. You can have easy walking of 5 to 6 hours a day in a relaxing way by visiting famous places on the route. The trekking can be completed within 7 days to 11 days. So, you can see our other Annapurna trek packages also as per your time frame.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Packing List:
These are the some essential recommended items for full knowledge for what to pack get here 1. Base Layer 2. Trekking Shirts 3. Trekking Trousers and Shorts. 4. Fleece Jacket 5. Insulated Jacket 6. Hard Shell Jacket and Rain Gear 7. Sun Protection Hat 8. Trekking Backpacks 9. Camera Gear and Accessories 10. Hiking Boots and Socks 11. Jackets and Other Outerwear 12. Long Underwear and Base Layers 13. Gloves, Hats, and Rain Gear Other Essentials.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Cost?
Annapurna Base Camp Trek cost depends on hotel, transport, no of group size and other matters; it starts from USD 890.
Cost Includes Transport from KTM – Pokhara – KTM, permits, accommodation, meals, guide and porter, all service charges, Taxes. The extra cost to consider is your insurance, visa, personal equipment, drinks, etc.
The advantage of booking a package trek to Annapurna Base Camp is that everything is taken care of for you. Accommodation will be scheduled ahead; meals will be paid for and arranged. All our guide and porter take all your small things to care; you get local area information and other details with your guide.
Annapurna base camp trek ten days itinerary details:
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal (1320m).
Our representative will be at the airport and take you to the hotel. We will check your equipment process for the permit and give you information for your trekking program.
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (900m). 7 hrs.
Today we will drive to Pokhara, about 6 to 7-hour drive with panoramic views of Annapurna Himalayas. Machapuchare, and Dhaulagiri in the west, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east. The town of Pokhara is considerably less hectic than Kathmandu and is the starting point of your trek. Discover beautiful Phewa Lake, known for its tranquility and perfect picture postcards, or visit Devi Falls, a minor waterfall named after a tourist that fell inside. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.
Day 03: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk (1940m.) 4 hrs.
After breakfast we take a private car drive to Nayapul takes you about 1 hour 40 minutes. The trail first drops down to Birethanti, crossing the suspension bridge over the Bhurungdi River. Birethanti is a beautiful village. Initially, the trail winds along the Modi River, and the trail is flat up till Syauli Bazaar. We are leaving the riverbank. We then hike on a winding path till Kimche. From Kimche, the trail further ascends towards Ghandruk crossing Chane. Overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 04: Trek to Chommrong (2140m.) 5 hrs.
After breakfast, climb up for an hour up to Ghandrukkot, and then a steep descent takes us to the Kimrong Khola. After another steep ascent from Kimrong Khola, we make an hour of easy walk. Then we take a steep climb continuing up to Chhomrong. Towering above the village is the mighty peak of Annapurna South, with the Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhare) facing it across the valley. Chhommrong is a beautiful village located on the lap of the giant Annapurna massif. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 05: Trek to Dovan (2500m.) 5.30 hrs.
After breakfast, start your journey with the downhill to the Chhomrong Khola, and again, we continue climbing to Khuldighar at 2380 meters. There is a clearing in the forest a little further on, from which, the route travels very steeply down a rock bank then levels out, running through thickets of bamboo at the bottom of the gorge, always keeping on the west side of the river. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 06: Trek to Deurali (3200m.) 4 hrs.
A short walking day today because of the altitude and risk of snow avalanches in the area that we need to cross in the next morning. Our day begins with the climb through bamboo, then rhododendron forests to Himalayan Hotel and on to Hinko cave. The accommodation will be in Deurali, on the ridge above Hinko is the stretch of trail that is most subject to avalanche. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 07: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m.) 5 hrs.
Today the trail climbs on past the Machhapuchhare Base Camp, which isn’t a base camp since climbing the mountain is not permitted. Since mountains surround it, this area is known as the Annapurna Sanctuary. Two hours trek from Machhapuchhare Base Camp takes you to the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) at elevations of 4160 meters. There, you will view unobstructed views of mountain scenery, which is very spectacular. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 08: trek descend back to Sinuwa (2360m.) 6 hrs.
Wake up in the early morning to see the best of the sunrise as it spreads its rays over the countless icy peaks and the valley that surrounds us. On the way to Annapurna Base Camp from Machhapuchhre Base Camp, the scrubby vegetation fades to just a little grass and lots of rock, snow, and ice depending upon the season.
We are now in the very heart of the Annapurna Sanctuary as the valley widens under the grinding power of the glacier. The multi-summit mountain wall of Annapurna South (7,219m) to Annapurna I (8,091m) now towers in front of us. We stand in a snowy mountain caldron of unmatched natural beauty.
Take your time to soak in the scenery and take lots and lots of photos. Your guide will point out the main mountain peaks, and the routes brave climbers have followed to reach their summit. But the eventually we must depart and commence our return down the glacier valley. The descent will be much faster than our ascent, and we will end the day at the village of Sinuwa not far from Chhommrong. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 09: Trek down to Siwai and drive to Pokhara.
The trek down from Sinuwa to Siwai goes through the beautiful villages of Chommrong, Jhinu, Kyumi. You are following the Modi Khola, to the prosperous town of Ghandruk. Northern views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhare are in sight along the route. When you reach Siwai, you will be taken to Pokhara city, overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.
Day 10: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu.
Today, we drive back to Kathmandu or take a short flight back. The Drive is about 6 to 7 hours by tourist coach/ private car, and the flight is short 25 minutes, transfer to hotel, we will take you for a special farewell dinner.