Trip Overview of Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna base camp trek 7 days 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. This is the Short Version of ABC Trek. The trek is perfect for those who don’t have lone time and wanted. The route gives enough time to witness the staggeringly beautiful peaks of all the Annapurna giants. That encircle 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 make your 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.
How to start ABC trek 7 days
ABC trek starts from Nayapul about 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. The path finally stumbles across 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 to 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.
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 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 in which seventeen peaks of height over 7000 meters. You can also get the 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 the sea level. Interestingly Trekking to ABC is a delighting experience.
Highlights of Annapurna base camp trek 7 days
- 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 Annapurna ranges. Furthermore, this trek will also provide you the 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.
Enjoy the Spectacular mountain view
One of the best memory that you will have during this trek is amazing to view the sunrise from the trek. Nepal is a magical place to visit the people of every age. Are you planning to visit 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 trekking, you will get to know about their culture and tradition.
Along the trail, you will be all surrounded by serene landscapes and spectacular environment, charming Gurung and Magar villages, dense rhododendron forest, alpine forest, and Bamboo. Additionally. The route to Annapurna base camp goes through Machhapuchhre base camp. We can spend a night at MBC to enjoy the view and go early morning to ABC to catch the sunrise ray or we can spend overnight at Annapurna trek 5 days also all depends on your fitness level and interest.
This route involves many pleasurable short treks such as Poon Hill, Dhumpus village trek, Machhapuchhre base camp trek, and Ghandruk village trek. You can explore many places that are filled with exceptional natural beauty.
Explore Amazing Pokhara valley
You will be starting your trek to Annapurna base camp from Pokhara valley. Pokhara valley is one of the most beautiful places in Nepal because it is also the major tourist destination. 8 beautiful lakes and many caves. Phewa Lake is some of the famous places of Pokhara. Pokhara is the city that never sleeps, the night ride of Pokhara is just mind-blowing. Pokhara is known for 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 of Nepal.
Enjoy the natural hot spring at Jhinu danda
The route to Annapurna base camp 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 hot spring clean you’re sole spiritually.
Visiting Spectacular traditional and natural village
Annapurna base camp trek is an amazing and joyful journey which goes through the many small and big village of the Annapurna region. During this trek, you will get a golden opportunity of getting close to Nepali culture and tradition. During these days you will also get to observe the local lifestyle of the people living in remote areas. Landruk, Ghandruk, and Chhomrong are some of the famous villages of this region. Trekkers also take a day off from trekking to explore the lifestyle of the native people. Gurung and Sherpa people are local inhabitants of this region. Annapurna region is often referred to as a heterogeneous place as all the religion such as Buddhists, Hindu, and Pre Buddhist people are prevalent here.
Diverse fauna and flora
Annapurna region 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 a flowering plant. Unique 105 mammals, 518 birds, 40 reptiles, and 23 amphibians. Besides that many rare animals like the snow leopard, red panda are protected in their natural environment. Also, many endangered snow animals are conserved here.
A mesmerizing view of 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 the terrific view of the sun rising from the middle of the high of 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)
Tips for Annapurna base camp trek
Here are some helpful tips that you will need to have before trekking to this region.
Gain Special Training before you trek
Though you do not need to have special training and skill for trekking to Annapurna base camp. You need to have basic training. Physical fitness is the must for this trek and you will need to have excellent strength, conditioning, and endurance to be able to complete the trek. It is better if you spend at least four-five days a week before trekking doing some sort of intense physical exercise. You can do Yoga, physical exercise, and swimming before trekking. If it is possible you can go for trekking some of the low altitude mountains and some short distance hiking.
Moderate level of trekking
Despite being the 10th highest mountain trekking to Annapurna base camp is not that hard. 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 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.
Packing for the trek before trekking is very important. During trekking, any long-distance trek your feet are the most important part of your body so taking good care of feet while trekking is mus. The route to Annapurna base camp is very rocky and hard to walk. So you will need to have a pair of trekking boots for this trek. Another important thing that you will need to have before trekking to Annapurna base camp trek is a water purifying tablets and water bottles. 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.
Hydration is the key for Annapurna base camp trek
Drinking water is the main thing to consider for your trek in Annapurna. Water becomes more important for your body if you move to a higher altitude. You have to drink 4 liters of water a day. There are lots of drinking water taps on the route to Annapurna base camp. So, always carry a water bottle with you. Also, you will need to carry purifying tablets with you like drinking water from the direct tab is not safe. In addition to this, you should not drink hard drinks such as alcohol, beverage, and other drinks. Drinking hard drinks in high altitude places can cause serious heart damage.
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 trekking to ABC. 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 the fellow trekkers in hotels. the upper part of the trek has a limited lodge and you may have to stay on teahouse with small places and need to share the room with others. Electricity is not available in the Annapurna region but some time power can 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, so on. I am sure knowing all these factors you will feel super comfortable traveling Nepal. read our FAQ section for more information about Annapurna base camp trek.
ABC Trek Cost
Trekking to Annapurna base camp price ranges from USD 580 to USD 1080 for an average of 7 days to 12 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 porer with also their meals. Your accommodation and daily meals, service charges, and taxes.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek - Trip Info
Duration: ( 07 Days from Pokhara to Pokhara )
Max. Altitude: Annapurna Base Camp (4130m/13550ft)
Trek Grade: Moderate
When to Travel: February to Mid June, September – November are the best seasons. Dec & January are Winter; We can go for the Annapurna base camp trek can be snow on the trail, July & August are rainy time and not highly recommended.
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 1 to 15 people.
Food on the trek: We will eat at the local guest house. We will include your daily meals on our package, which covers your breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All the guest houses have a menu that is fixed by a National park or conservation area project. There is local to international hygienic food choices.
You will eat at the same tea house where you stay. To be vegetarian is better in high altitude and remote area. The meet items are carried in a long way, so not fresh. The typical Nepali food is Dal Bhat ( Rice lentil, mixed vegetable curry, and pickle)
For breakfast, you will have a choice of pancakes (plain, apple, cinnamon, lemon, etc.) served with peanut butter or honey; porridge; egg items (scrambled, boiled, fried, omelet); bread (toast, chapatti). Lunch and dinner try Nepali food , They will also serve pasta, pizza, garlic soup, momos, curry, macaroni, and other rice and noodle-based dishes are served.
Drinking water during your Trek: On the Annapurna base camp trek We suggest you at least drink 3/4 liters of water per day while you are on the trail. While bottled mineral water can be purchased all over Kathmandu and along popular trekking trails, plastic water bottles are a significant problem in Nepal’s mountain areas. So instead of relying on bottled water, travelers should instead purify their water.
Get the water purification iodine or tablets. They are small, cheap, and light to carry, another better way is to get water filters they are low to carry and easy to use. You can bring two reusable water bottles. So that you always have one bottle to drink from, while the water in your other bottle is being purified.
Equipment ideas: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however in Kathmandu there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment.
Your trek Backpack/duffle bag: Our porters will carry your baggage on the Annapurna base camp trek, you have 1 porter for 2 trekkers basis the maximum weight per trekkers is 15 kg, including your sleeping bag, and down jacket, Other items not required on a trek can store in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara.
Transportation: Tourist Bus, Private Car/Van, Plane.
Package Cost: Annapurna base camp (ABC) trek cost differs from different things, your group size. Mode of transport number of guides and porters required. Our package includes guide, porter, transport. Your trek permit, accommodation meals, all service charge, and taxes. You have a choice to hire a guide and porter and pay for your room and food cost also. For details price and trip date visit in date and cost tap.