Trip Overview of Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna base camp trek is one of the best and short trekking in the Annapurna region. This trek is arranged with just a trail of trekking within 7 days in Annapurna base camp. The route gives enough time to witness the staggeringly beautiful peaks of all the Annapurna giants. That encircles the basin: Annapurna 1 (8091 m), Annapurna South (7273 m). We can also get the best view of Glacier Dome, Gangapurna (7454 m), the unclimbed Fang (7647 m), and the fishtail peak of Machhapuchhare (6997 m).
The ABC trek makes you fun and pleasure with its amazing landscape. A great insight into the natural and cultural heritage of the tiny Himalayan country, Nepal. the walking route will be passing by the diverse ethnic group’s culture and verify vegetation forest and wildlife. Annapurna base camp trek is one of Nepal’s classic moderate treks which takes you to the base of the tallest mountains. you will have a chance to stay and visit two famous Annapurna base camps and Macchapuchare. It is a less intensive version of Everest base camp but can be done in a short time and more easy to do.
The routes take you with ascending river valley and goes into the route ascends a river the valley that gradually narrows before opening up into an amphitheater of mountains and the base of the great mountain peaks. The amazing walking will start from MBC to ABC where the hiking will mostly in the rocky trail with some snow. On Arrival, anybody can cherish their moment with the stunning mountain view so the whole Annapurna ranges and Mount Fishtail.
Annapurna base camp trek highlights
- Lush forests of Rhododendrons and oaks.
- Explore typical Gurung villages at Landruk & Chhomrung.
- Enjoy the great view of Annapurna Mountain ranges and Mt Fishtail, (Machhapuchhure).
- Get 360 degrees of fantastic mountain views from Annapurna Base Camp.
- Enjoy a Natural Natural bath in hot springs at Jhinu.
- Outstanding view of the mountains
Trekkers choose the Annapurna base camp trek is to see the outstanding view of the mountains. While passing through the different villages you will get an amazing view of the high mountains of the Annapurna ranges. Furthermore, this trek will also provide you with a closes view of the Annapurna Mountains from all 360 degrees. in the early morning, we will have the mastering view of sunrise and sunset from Annapurna base camp.
How to start Annapurna base camp trek 7 days
ABC trek starts from Nayapul about a 1 hour 30 minutes drive from Pokhara. You feel saturated by nature and unidentifiable calm in the heart and soul. The central part of trekking in Ghandruk Valley is on the top of the ridge, more than 500 m above. We will walk through the best rhododendron forest. We pass rice terraces of rice fields and green vegetation till the trail to the Chhomrong village.
Machhapuchhare Base Camp is another heavenly trail. We will have spectacular views including Himchuli, Gangapurna, and the ever-changing Machhapuchhare, which sheer triangular face takes on yet another aspect here. Furthermore, from here the path will get in the moraines and reaches the world of ice and snow. Annapurna sanctuary from where you will see incredible 360-degree views of the Annapurna ranges and above the massive Annapurna glacier.
Collecting lifetime experience, we retrace from ABC to Chomrong and then to the Jhinu Danda. You can go to take a natural hot spring bath at the Jhinu danda. There are small bath pools. After that, the trail leads to the rhododendron forest and passes to Pothana and Tolkha. The trail follows through charming villages of Nepal’s ethnic communities of the Gurung, & Magar. This fantastic trek finishes at Phedi from where we take a short drive to the city of Pokhara.
Why trek to Annapurna base camp
- Annapurna base camp trek trail goes through diverse landscapes and cultures complete with rich mountain vistas. With terraced rice fields, beautiful Gurung villages, and a wide variety of flora and fauna
- Trekking through the Annapurna conservation area which is home to 1226 species of plants, 102 mammals, 474 birds, 22 amphibians.
- The beginning of the walk from Landruk on the right side of the river; lush green forest, many birds, small waterfalls, very peaceful and beautiful.
- The long suspension bridge just before Jhinudanda, the longest suspension bridge it is one of the longest suspension bridges which is 350m long.
- Enjoy the natural Hot springs at Jhinudanda.
- Spectacular Mount Fishtail Views from Chhomrong.
- Great Mountain vista from Sinuwa.
- Get the selfie at the long steep ascent from the suspension bridge to Chhomrong, 500m up.
- Enjoy the stone staircase long descent from Chhomrong to
Our Guests Sharing Experience About Annapurna base camp trek
Nepal is known for the great trails of the Himalayas. People from around the world come to trek the different Himalayas of Nepal. ABC and Everest base camp are some of the high trek mountains here. Annapurna has many small peaks of more than 30 peaks of which seventeen peaks of height over 7000 meters. You can also get a breathtaking view of mountains like including Hiunchuli (6,441m), Gangapurna (7485m), Annapurna III (7855m), and Machhapuchhre (6993m). It is situated at an altitude of 4160 meters from sea level. Interestingly Trekking to ABC is a delightful experience.
Annapurna Base camp trek 10 Days
The Annapurna base camp trek 10 days itinerary is suitable for the more time-holder trekkers and wanted to do more way with ensuring the s proper acclimatization by limiting gain in daily altitude. Furthermore, we can cover Ghandruk village and Poon hill also in 10 days time frame, So that you can enjoy the full part of Annapurna base camp in 10 days. This amazing journey takes you through the scenic beauty of the Himalayas and its landscapes, ethnic villages where you will trek 10 to 18 km per day and the route covers approximately 115 km.
Annapurna base camp trek cost
Annapurna base camp trek cost ranges from USD 490 to USD 1080 for an average of 5 days to 11 days trekking. Furthermore, if you take a flight to Pokhara it cost you on top of that USD 100 each way. The package covers the transportation, all permits, lodges accommodation, your trekking guide, and porter with also their meals. Your accommodation and daily meals, service charges, and taxes. you need to consider the extra costs for your drinks, battery charging, and personal expenses. You will get very competitive Annapurna base camp trek costs from us.
Total Budget of the Trek
Budget is an important component that can create difficulty while trekking. You must manage your budget before calculating the Annapurna base camp trek cost. You will also have to carry extra cash during the trek. The price of the hotels and food will be expensive as you gain altitude in the Annapurna sanctuary trek. The price of goods is about tripled more to the normal price. To reduce the cost you can transport the goods through porter. The price of the hotel and food also depends on the time you travel. If you travel during the peak seasons like spring and autumn then the price will be more. But if you trek during winters and monsoon season the price is quite low and you might also get a discount during the holiday season like Christmas. ATM facility is not available in the Annapurna sanctuary trek you will always have to carry cash.
The Annapurna base camp trek is famous and one of the most outstanding trekking trails in Nepal. Annapurna Base camp trek is a hike into the dazzling natural amphitheater formed by the staggeringly beautiful peaks of the giants Annapurna I, Glacier Dome, Gangapurna, Fang, and the Machapuchare (fishtail). This trek is one of the most beautiful treks that combine easy walking with majestic scenery and a mix of cultures unmatched by any other trek in Nepal. Annapurna Base camp Trek is equally the best recreation destination for those who have a problem with altitude. The trek leads to a natural amphitheater that is used as the base camp from which climbers start on their way to conquer the Annapurna Mountaintop.
Hiring Guide & Porter cost
It depends on whether to hire a guide or not. If you are trekking solo then we recommend you hire a guide and porter. As there might be a chance that you might get lost. For people who are trekking Annapurna base camp trek to a particular trekking company, they will provide you guide and porter themselves. If you want to hire a guide the cost of the guide is USD 30 per day. For hiring a porter, the cost ranges from USD 25 to 30 per day. Guide and porter will help to make your trek more fun and enjoyable. Guide and porter will also help if any problem arises during the trek. Furthermore, they will provide you the information about the places and help to communicate with the local people.
Annapurna base camp trek cost for Nepali
Annapurna base camp trek cost for Nepali is cheaper than foreigners as they don’t need a permit. The flight cost to Pokhara is also local fare which is cheaper than USD fare. The flight ticket cost will come from Nepali rupees 3000 to 5000 one way. For more budget options you can drive by bus or Hiace also about 6-hour drive and cos this NPR 800 to 1000. If you are in the group for more comfort you can drive by private car also from Kathmandu Pokhara. You can drive to Nayapul by private car or by bus. Private car cost ranges from 3000 to 4000 and local bus is NPR 150 per person. You can plan Nepali rupees 3500 to 4500 per day for your daily meals and lodge. Your drinks bill and personal expenses will need more money.
If you are planning a trek with a guide and porter you can get it from a good trekking company. Their cost includes guide food, accommodation, and insurance. The guide will help you to find the way and book a lodge for you. Porter will carry your bag.
Accommodation ( Staying at a local lodge or tea house)
The tea house accommodation is the best option for trekking in the Annapurna base camp. These local tea houses are built and managed by local villagers. They are specially designed to provide basic facilities such as hot showers, wifi, and other basic facilities. Some places have attached bathrooms mostly in the down part and while you are in the upper part it is a common bathroom. You will find a range of accommodation during your Everest base camp trekking. We will use the tea house lodge with the best food and cleanest environment. We use the same lodge for our trekking so that we are making a good relationship with the local guesthouse owner.
For accommodation, there are several hotels and lodges. If you trek to Annapurna base camp during the peak seasons like Autumn and Spring then it might be difficult to get rooms in hotels. In such a condition, you might have to share rooms with your fellow traveler. Then the facility of the hotels will depend on the price you pay. The first and the last night at the hotel in Kathmandu are not included in your package. For trekking in peak seasons, you can pre-book the rooms.
What food do you get along the way, Can I be Vegetarian, Can I get Gluttle free food?
You can eat vegetarian meals during your Annapurna base camp trek and meat is discouraged in the high altitude trek like EBC. AS you ascended higher from Namche Bazaar killing aminals is banned. So all the meat items are carried from down with poor refrigeration. So it is not good hygiene and we don’t recommend eating. You can use the local vegetarian food which is provided by tea houses.
The Nepali food Dal Bhat gives you enough carbohydrate and protein contents in your body. Variety of lentils, beans, and pulses soup supplies enough protein to your body. The guest house will also serve seasonal vegetables which supply other essential nutrients required for your body. You can have other choices of food from the menu also, like Momo ( Dumplings) locally grown Barley, Buckwheat, Millet, and Corn Rotis (Bread) if you give them a chance. Buckwheat, Millet, and barley are high in fiber and very nutritious. You can have other varieties of food also with simple cooking like Noodles, Spaghetti, Macaroni, Pizza, Lasagne, Different curry, fried rice.
You must eat the right food in the right amount. While trekking to Annapurna base camp you must avoid the hard drinks, as they increase your heartbeat which also may result in a heart attack. You should eat more energy-giving light food. Dal Bhat and Tarkari are very famous in the trekking region.
Machhapuchhre Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp in a single trek
As most of the trek is only targeted to a single base camp but this trek target two base camp i.e. Annapurna base camp and Machhapuchhre base camp. The route to Annapurna sanctuary goes through the Machhapuchhre base camp. From the Machhapuchhre base camp, you can get the view of the all-mountain in the Annapurna range. At first, the route leads to the Machhapuchhre base camp and then to the Annapurna base camp
Peace and calm environment of Annapurna sanctuary
As mentioned about Annapurna region in Nepal is untouched by modernization. The environment of the Annapurna sanctuary is very calm and peaceful. You can hear birds chirping from the forest. The view of the blue river flowing from the mountains is gorgeous. The entire trek is full of green grassland and lovely Gurung people. You can enjoy the real beauty of nature during the Annapurna sanctuary trek.
Visit the Machhapuchhre (fishtail) base camp
Visitings Fishtail base camp is the main highlight of our Annapurna base camp trek for 7 days. We make an overnight stay at this base of mount Fishtail with a great view. we can also see the breathtaking scenery and great view of sunrise and sunset. This camp is also a preparation day for the next day hiking to Annapurna base camp. Some trekkers directly go to base camp after having a lunch stop here but as per the altitude matter better to stay here.
Enjoy the Magnificent Mountain view
The best thing we will get in memory for this trek is an amazing view of the sunrise. Every age of travelers can visit Nepal and get a mountain view. Are you planning to travel to Nepal in the year 2021? Then a big congratulation to you. You made an absolutely right decision. Annapurna region also provides a diverse terrain, vegetation, wildlife, and dynamic culture.
Clearly, You will get a chance to get close insights into nature and its components. Mainly, Gurung and Sherpa are the major inhabitants of the Annapurna region. While Annapurna base camp trek, We can know their culture and local tradition. Along the route, trekking will be all surrounded by serene landscapes and spectacular environments, charming Gurung and Magar villages. Walking in a beautiful rhododendron forest, alpine meadows, and small Bamboo trees. Additionally. The path of Annapurna base camp takes us through Machhapuchhre base camp. We will take a night at MBC to enjoy the view and get up the next day morning to ABC to catch the sunrise ray or we can also spend overnight at Annapurna base camp. The trek also all depends on your fitness level and interest.
This route involves many pleasurable short treks such as Poon Hill, Dhampus, and Landruk route, trek via Ghandruk village and You can also explore many other places which are filled with exceptional natural beauty.
Explore Amazing Pokhara valley
You will be starting your trek to Annapurna base camp trek from Pokhara valley. Pokhara valley is one of the most beautiful places in Nepal because it is also a major tourist destination. 8 beautiful lakes and many caves. Phewa Lake is one of the famous places in Pokhara. Pokhara is a city that never sleeps, the night ride of Pokhara is just mind-blowing. Pokhara is known for its ancient caves some of the caves in Pokhara are Mahindra Cave, Chamera Cave, Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, etc. besides this Pokhara is the most developed city in Nepal.
Enjoy the natural hot spring at Jhinu danda
The route to Annapurna base camp trek goes through the natural Hots spring nearby Jhinu Dadha. Many of the trekkers take this way while trekking back to Pokhara. Bathing in a natural hot spring will take away all your stress and tiredness from the trek. In addition to this, it is believed that the water of the spring has a special quality of healing pains and aches. Hot spring also has a huge religious aspect. Hence, it is said that the water of a hot spring cleans your soul spiritually.
Diverse fauna and flora
Annapurna base camp trek is filled with natural beauty. One of the most important and largest conservation centers of Nepal “Annapurna Conservation Area” falls on the Annapurna base camp area. And, This area is very rich in biodiversity and a terrific variety of wildlife. A survey shows that is a home of r 1,226 species of flowering plant. We can explore the unique 105 mammals, 518 birds, 40 reptiles, and 23 amphibians. Besides that, many rare animals like the snow leopard, the red panda are protected in their natural environment. Also, many endangered snow animals are conserved here.
A mesmerizing view of the Annapurna Mountain range
The most famous place for the mesmerizing view of sunrise and sunset Poon Hill also falls on the route of the region. You can get a terrific view of the sun rising from the middle of the high Snow Mountains. this trekking provides you the best view of mountains like Dhaulagiri (8,167m/26,795ft), Machhapuchhre (6,993 m/22,943ft), and Gangapurna (7,455m/24,459ft). Lamjung Himal, Annapurna South, Annapurna1 8,091 m (26,545 ft), Annapurna 2, 7,937 m (26,040 ft) Annapurna 3, 7,555 m (24,786 ft) The Annapurna 4, 7,525 m (24,688 ft) range of Mount Manaslu region 8,163 metres (26,781 ft)
Annapurna base camp trek 2022/2033
Our Annapurna base camp trek 2022 and 2023 booking is open and you can book your trek for any dates. Most of our groups are small and tailored made. you can make your own trek on a private trip or join our small group. We operate from 2 people to 10 person group. If you are with your loved one or friends you can do the private trip. Annapurna base camp 2022 and 2023 date is from Pokhara to Pokhara, we can make the trek itinerary 10 days from arrival to departure also. the 10 days trek includes meeting you in Kathmandu, hotel, and transfer to Pokhara. Our 7 days ABC trek is from Pokhara to Pokhara.
Annapurna base camp trek in Winter December, January, February.
If you are a professional trekker and wanted to enjoy walking in the snow then this is the best time for this trek. While you are walking the trail is moments surrounded by snowy mountains under the crystal clear sky. There is no doubt, the wintertime of the month is perfect for you. Some people also say that the winter season is not good as the weather is cold. Although the path is open throughout the year we only need to be careful in winter of the avalanches. Many challenge trekkers travelers enjoy this off-season trip engulfing the heavenly feeling of being near the sparkling high mountain views. Although The wintertime is not as much popular as the other 2 main seasons of Autumn and Spring of the Annapurna base camp trek.
The places around the Annapurna base camp trek will also be icy as the temperature goes below 0C and can be as low as -10C. I am resisting most of the visitors to trek due to unfavorable weather conditions. Moreover, for that traveler, the benefits outweigh the obstacles. The main benefit of trekking at this time is transparent skies with no rainfall at all. Cheaper accommodation and less crowded trails are other attractive factors to travel to at this time. Last but not least, the dazzling and wonderfully beautiful views of Eye-catching Mt Annapurna, Mt Dhaulagiri, and Mt Machhapuchhre portray the best’s aspects among all the seasons.
The weather of the Annapurna Base Camp trek in winter is pretty cold, with an average min temperature of -22C and avg max temperature of 4C. Usually, the daytime temperatures can range between 9-12°C, and evenings can drop to below zero. Although Mornings are typically filled with fog, and sparkling rays of sunlight can only be seen after 8 A.M. Along the trail, we can view the awesome of Rhododendrons making the forest colorful. Rhododendron, as well as other lovely flowers, begin to bloom at the end of winter, alluring trekkers in every possible way.
Benefits of Trekking ABC in December to February, winter
• Stunning mountains view as the sky is crystal clear. Best suits for nighttime photography. We are witnessing rich cultural diversity.
• Best time to grab the off-seasons discount on accommodation and flight fare. There will not be much crowd at this time. Hence you can also enjoy your journey to the fullest.
• In December, you can involve in the Christmas Celebration.
• In January, you can grab a unique opportunity to celebrate Nepalese New Year.
Disadvantages of Trekking ABC from December to February, winter
• Due to shorter days and longer nights, you cannot cover most of the distance in the daytime. You might encounter snow at the lowest elevation of 2500m, due to winter storms making your trek journey to halt.
• There will not be a pretty low number of teahouses and lodges. You must adjust to whatever is available. You could be prone to Acute Mountain Sickness due to cold weather conditions.
• By the end of December, the weather gets worsening, making harsh weather and difficult for trekkers.
Annapurna Base Camp Luxury Trek
Are you looking to stay at a comfort lodge during the trek then this is the best option? Not all the places but down part of the trek has a good tea house lodge with more facilities. Do you ever feel equally thrilling and wonderful lying in the lap of nature? Well, Annapurna Luxury Trek is especially for providing a lifetime experience to luxurious tour seekers. We will pass by small hamlets and streams that invite you to swim, a breathtaking view of Himalayan peaks, take a bath in a natural hot spring, and also stay in luxury lodges. A day’s walk along the high hills enjoying nature’s beauty with the right combination of luxury accommodation to relieve you all pain and stress is truly a heavenly feeling. You will feel more relaxed in those luxurious facilities. As a result, get a crystal clear view of snow-capped mountains
Enjoy taking Hot baths at the hot spring in the Modhi Riverbank of JhinuDanda. Spend your quality time in Pokhara and Phewa Lake. Also the Davis Fall, Shanti Stupa (World Peace Pagoda), Gupteshwor Cave, and Mahendra Cave. Enjoy the Snowy surroundings on the way to the Annapurna Base Camp trek. afterward, take breathtaking sunrise views from Poonhill. WE can make the best luxury travel holiday in Nepal, Get the 360-degree panorama of the mountain ranges of Manaslu, Lamjung, and Annapurna Himal. Visit Tadapani, a place to watch the tower in the village.
Moderate level of trekking
Despite being the 10th highest mountain trekking to Annapurna base camp is not the that hard and moderate level of the trek. You do not need to attend any advanced-level training. However, physical training and hiking experience would help you to ease the trek. But you need to be physically and mentally fit for trekking this place. People of any age can trek to Annapurna base camp trek as long as they are fit and healthy. In comparison to other trekking places, the Annapurna base camp trek is at a lower risk of altitude sickness. Though the route is somehow uphill and downhill, this trek is doable and not that hard to walk.
Equipment Packing idea
Packing for the trek before trekking is very important. During trekking, any long-distance trek your feet are the most important part of your While you are on any trekking of Nepal carry enough and needed clothes are necessary. During trekking, any long-distance trek your feet are the most important part of your body so taking good care of your feet while trekking is a must. Annapurna base camp trekking route involves the rocky and hard trail. . So you will need to have a pair of trekking boots for this trek. Another important matter also you need to consider is to have water-purifying tablets and water bottles for your Annapurna base camp trek. Keeping your body hydrated is very important and drinking tap water is not safe so you should carry purifying tablets is necessary. Along with these things some cash, a waterproof down jacket, and sleeping bags are some gear that you will need to have before trekking.
Be prepared for any problems that come on the way
The main problem while trekking to high-altitude places is altitude sickness. Altitude sickness is a common problem while the Annapurna base camp trek. So you need to be prepare before trekking. You should be comfortable with the outdoor world, as the environment of the mountain region is comparatively different and hard. You should be prepared for bugs, dirt, baby wipe showers, and going to the toilet outdoor.
If you are trekking in a peak season then you may have to share your room with fellow trekkers in hotels. The upper part of the trek has a limited lodge and guest house. You may have to stay in a teahouse with small places and need to share the room with others. Electricity is available in the Annapurna region but sometimes power can be cut so better you can carry a power bank with you.
Let us make the best plan together to make your journey wonderful. There might be many queries revolving around your head about the trip to Nepal. This article will help to clear all your doubts related to the trip to ABC. We will discuss the climatic condition, temperature, best time to visit ABC, Safety, costs of traveling ABC, risk, and difficulty trekking to Annapurna Base Camp.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek - Trip Info
Duration: ( 07 Days from Pokhara to Pokhara )
Max. Altitude: Annapurna Base Camp (4130m/13550ft)
When to Travel: February to May, September – Mid December are the best seasons. During the winter months from December to Mid February, it is cold and can be snow on the trail, July & August are rainy times, trekking can be done, but visibility can be poor due to rain.
Trip Details: 07 days, 6 nights Lodges, Breakfast lunch, and dinner during the trek.
Our trek dates: We can offer this trek on any dates during the months Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November, and December for a group of 2 to 12 people.
Trek Grade: Moderate