Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 7 Days

Overview

The Annapurna Circuit is a trek within the Annapurna mountain range of central Nepal.The total length of the route varies between 160–230 km (100-145 mi), depending on where motor transportation is used and where the trek is ended. This trek crosses two different river valleys and encircles the Annapurna massif. The path reaches its highest point at Thorung La pass (5416m/17769 ft), touching the edge of the Tibetan plateau.

Practically all trekkers hike the route anticlockwise, as this way the daily altitude gain is slower, and crossing the high Thorong La pass is easier and safer. The mountain scenery, seen at close quarters includes the Annapurna Massif (Annapurna I-IV), Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, Pisang Peak, and Paungda Danda. Numerous other peaks of 6000-8000m in elevation rise from the Annapurna range. The trek begins at Besisahar or Bhulbhule in the Marshyangdi river valley and concludes in the Kali Gandaki Gorge. Besisahar can be reached after a seven-hour drive from Kathmandu.

Itinerary

Day 1
Kathmandu to Ghandrukh

Early Morning we will move towards Ghandrukh on the way we will have breakfast at Malekhu have lunch at Pokhara and we will reach Ghandrukh around 6 pm evening.

Day 2
Ghandruk to Sinwa

We start our today’s walking journey after the morning breakfast. We do sightseeing in the Ghandruk village and then continue our trek to Sinwa.The trekking route goes to uphill toSinwa then we have lunch and descend to the river below.After crossing the river(Chomrong Khola) we walk uphill and then reach village of Sinwa around 4 PM which is one of the best villages in the Annapurna Region.

Day 3
Sinwa to Himalayan

Today after breakfast we will continue our journey with the trial ending after 7 hours of trek at Himalayan Hotel located at the altitude of 2930. We will have our lunch on the trail and dinner and overnight will be at the Himalayan Hotel.

Day 4
Himalayan to ABC (4130 m)

After breakfast we will start our trek .Today our trekking starts from himalaya and stops at Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) where some comfortable lodges available. We will have lunch in between . Machapuchare (Fishtail) base camp also is located on the way and this is just considered base camp because Machapuchare Mountain is not permitted for climbing. Overnight stay in a lodge in Annapurna Base camp.

Day 5
ABC to Sinwa (6-7 hrs)

Today, we trek uphill to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m.), spend 2-3 hours in Base Camp for sceneries and photographs and return back to Dovan. Annapurna Base Camp is crowded during the trekking season and full of snow in winter. After spending some quality time of life here, we return back to Dovan passing by the Machapuchare Base Camp and Himalaya Hotel. Then we head towards bamboo and Overnight stay and dinner at lodge.

Day 6
Sinwa to Pokhara –( 6-7hrs )

Trekking starts after the morrning breakfast in Bamboo and after that enjoying the different views from stopping points having some cups of tea/coffee, we descend to Ghandruk Village from Ghandruk we hire local bus and decend towards Nayapul. From Nayapul we will change the local bus with the bus we have taken from Kathmandu which will drop us at our Hotel in Pokhara. Where we will be having dinner and staying overnight.

Day 7
Pokhara to Kathmandu

After the morning breakfast we will checkout from the Hotel.And move towards Kathmandu in our reserved vehicle. We will have lunch at Malekhu and continue our journey to Kathmandu. We will reach Kathmandu around evening.

Cost

Inclusive

  • Experienced guide
  • All Accomodation
  • All Meals mentioned in itinerary and One Time Veg/One Time Non Veg in Dinner . (Non-Veg not available in ABC region)
  • All Transfer’s mentioned in above itinerary

Exclusive

  • All personal expenses

Frequently asked Questions

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How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek
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Trip Facts

  • Bus, Jeep
  • Tea House and Lodge
  • Kathmandu
  • Moderate
  • Spring Season & Autumn
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Minimum 7 by Jeep/ Minimum 25 by Bus