Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek, also known as the ABC Trek, is a classic trek in Nepal that takes you through diverse landscapes, from lush green forests to barren high-altitude deserts, and offers stunning views of some of the highest peaks in the world, including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail). The trek starts from the beautiful lakeside city of Pokhara and follows the Modi Khola river valley through charming Gurung villages, terraced farmlands, and rhododendron forests to reach the base camp of Annapurna, situated at an altitude of 4,130 meters. The trek is popular among trekkers of all levels of fitness and experience and is considered one of the most beautiful treks in the world.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek that can be completed in around 7-12 days, depending on your itinerary and pace. The trek offers a diverse range of landscapes, from lush green forests and cascading waterfalls to rocky terrains and snow-capped peaks. Along the way, you will encounter charming Gurung and Magar villages, where you can experience their unique culture and hospitality. The highlight of the trek is, of course, the majestic Annapurna massif, which dominates the skyline throughout the trek. The trek also offers panoramic views of other high peaks, including Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, and Hiunchuli. The trek is suitable for trekkers of all ages, but a good level of physical fitness is required as you will be walking for several hours each day at high altitude. Overall, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an unforgettable experience that combines breathtaking scenery, cultural immersion, and physical challenge.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01Kathmandu to Pokhara

Day 02 Pokhara to Ghandruk by jeep and trek to chomrung

Day 03 Chhumrung to Himalaya

Day 04 Himalaya to ABC

Day 05 ABC to doban

Day 06 Doban to jinu and drive to Pokhara

Day 07 Pokhara to kathmandu tripe end

Itenerary

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  • Day 1: Kathmandu to Pokhara
    • Drive or fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara (approximately 6-8 hours by road or a 25-minute flight).
    • Explore Pokhara.
    • Overnight in Pokhara.
  • Day 2: Pokhara to Nayapul, then trek to Ghandruk
    • Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (approximately 1.5 hours).
    • Begin trekking from Nayapul to Ghandruk (approximately 5-6 hours).
    • Overnight in Ghandruk.
  • Day 3: Ghandruk to Chhomrong
    • Trek from Ghandruk to Chhomrong (approximately 5-6 hours).
    • Enjoy views of Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail).
    • Overnight in Chhomrong.
  • Day 4: Chhomrong to Bamboo
    • Trek from Chhomrong to Bamboo (approximately 4-5 hours).
    • Descend to the Chhomrong Khola (river) and then ascend to Bamboo.
    • Overnight in Bamboo.
  • Day 5: Bamboo to Deurali
    • Trek from Bamboo to Deurali (approximately 3-4 hours).
    • Pass through lush bamboo forests and cross several streams.
    • Overnight in Deurali.
  • Day 6: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC)
    • Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (approximately 4-5 hours).
    • Ascend through the Modi Khola Valley and enter the Annapurna Sanctuary.
    • Reach Annapurna Base Camp and enjoy breathtaking views of Annapurna I, Machhapuchhre, and other peaks.
    • Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.
  • Day 7: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo
    • Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (approximately 7-8 hours).
    • Descend through the same route back to Bamboo.
    • Overnight in Bamboo.
  • Day 8: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda
    • Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (approximately 5-6 hours).
    • Relax in the natural hot springs of Jhinu Danda.
    • Overnight in Jhinu Danda.
  • Day 9: Jhinu Danda to Nayapul, then drive to Pokhara
    • Trek from Jhinu Danda to Nayapul (approximately 4-5 hours).
    • Drive back to Pokhara from Nayapul.
    • Overnight in Pokhara.
  • Day 10: Pokhara to Kathmandu
    • Drive or fly back from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
    • Explore Kathmandu or do some last-minute shopping.
    • Overnight in Kathmandu.
  • Day 11: Departure from Kathmandu

    Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

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Inclusions:

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek package usually includes the following:

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • All necessary permits (ACAP, TIMS)
  • All meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Experienced English-speaking trekking guide and porters
  • Guide and porter fees, including their insurance, meals, and accommodation
  • All necessary trekking equipment (sleeping bags, down jackets, etc.)
  • First aid kit
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu

Exclusions:

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek package usually excludes the following:

  • International airfare and travel insurance
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara due to early arrival, late departure, early return from trekking, or any reason beyond the control of the trekking company
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, laundry, and bar bills
  • Extra costs incurred due to natural calamities, political disturbances, and other unforeseen events beyond the control of the trekking company

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Clothing:

  • Moisture-wicking base layer (top and bottom)
  • Insulating layer (fleece or down jacket)
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket
  • Trekking pants (quick-dry and convertible to shorts)
  • Long-sleeve shirts
  • T-shirts
  • Thermal underwear (top and bottom)
  • Waterproof and breathable pants (optional)
  • Sun hat or cap
  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Hiking boots (well broken-in)
  • Socks (wool or synthetic)

Personal Gear:

  • Backpack (50-70 liters)
  • Sleeping bag (rated for cold temperatures)
  • Sleeping pad
  • Trekking poles
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher)
  • Lip balm with SPF
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Personal toiletries
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Water bottles or hydration system
  • Snacks (energy bars, trail mix, etc.)
  • Camera or smartphone for photos
  • Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries
  • Travel adapter for charging electronics

Miscellaneous:

  • Passport and necessary permits
  • Cash (for tips, snacks, and souvenirs)
  • Travel insurance documents
  • Plastic bags (for trash and wet clothes)
  • Travel guidebook or map
  • Portable charger for electronics

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  • Best Seasons spring
  • Duration 14 days
  • Trek Difficulty Moderate

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