7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Destination
Nepal
Activity
Trekking
Accomodation
Lodge and Tea house
Region
Annapurna Region
Distance
65 km
Start / End Point
Jhinudana/Jhinudanda
Duration
6 Nights 7 Days
Max. Altitude
4130m
Meals Included
Breakfast
Group Size
1-15
Nature of Trek
Tea house trek
Best Season
Autumn and Spring Season
Trip Code
AT-ABC
Activity Per Day
5-6 hrs
Transporation
4WD Jeep / bus
Grade
Moderate

Overview

The Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of Nepal's most famous and classic hiking trips. It takes hikers deep into the mesmerizing Annapurna mountain range, all the way to the base camps of two massive peaks - Machhapuchhre at 6,993 meters tall and the very tall Annapurna I at over 8,091 meters.

As you walk along the trail, the views are just beautiful. The path goes through forests of bamboo, oak, and rhododendron trees. In spring, these trees have bright red, and pink rhododendrons also with white flowers that are so pretty. While the trek starts with green grassy meadows, it slowly opens up as you walk close revealing the breathtaking snowy peaks in the distance. The fresh, clean mountain air feels excellent with every step closer to Annapurna Base Camp.

Finally, reaching the base camp is an incredible experience, where you're surrounded by giant Himalayan mountains - the ridged Fishtail, high Hiunchuli, and Annapurna South, but all look small in comparison with the massive icy Annapurna I peak. The days of hiking it took to reach all become worth it at this moment where we can spend the time around the peaks.

Our one-week ABC trek trips provides you all the essential details to get ready - how many hours you'll hike per day, how high is the Annapurna base camp, the costs of 7 days Annapurna Base Camp, and more. We've also included maps of the trek to guide you, whether you pick the whole 7-day adventure or a shorter 5-day hike.

So get your hiking boots ready - the beautiful Annapurna mountains are calling you. This bucket-list trek will give you memories that will stay with you forever.

Why you will love the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?
    • Not one but two base camps, Machhapuchre Base Camp (3,700 m | 12,140 ft), and Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m | 13,550 ft).
    • Stunning mountain scenery with otherworldly views on the way to ABC from MBC.
    • Trek along a range of landscapes, from lush terraced rice and paddy fields to alpine meadows.
    • Witness the traditional way of life and the rich culture of the Gurung and Chhetri communities.
    • Wash your fatigue in the natural hot springs of Jhinu Danda.
    • Trek to an altitude of (4,130m | 13,550 ft) and back to Pokhara only on 6-7 days.
    • Enjoy the Homestay and live like a typical Nepali in the villages of Chhomrong, Sinwa, and Ghandruk(Options provided). 
    • Witness various birds and wildlife during the trek through the forest.
    • This vacation in the Himalayas of Nepal will be embedded in your memory forever.

Trekkers Information for Annapurna Base Camp Trek:

    Annapurna base camp trek trekkers information

    Location and Geography of Annapurna Base Camp Trek:

    The famous Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trekking route is situated within the Annapurna Conservation Area of Nepal, with approximately 7,629 square kilometers. This area is home to many prominent peaks, including the majestic Annapurna I, which stands at a height of 8,091 meters.

    As it lies in the Annapurna Region the ABC trek route can be connected with other popular trekking routes such as the Mardi Himal Trek, Poonhill Trek, and Khopra Ridge Trek. Moreover, ABC Trek can be connected to almost all trekking routes in the Annapurna region except the Annapurna Circuit Trek.  

    In times past, before road networks extended to Jhinu Dada, the starting point for the ABC trek used to be Nayapul. The Annapurna Conservation Area Permit check post is still at Nayapul, so we check in our permit there and then drive up to Jhinu Danda. The accessibility of roads has shifted the starting point to Jhinu Danda, making the trek easier, and reducing the overall duration of the itinerary. Alternatively, you can start the trek from Kande, or through Ghandruk, more details about the Itinerary are given below.

    The geographic landscape of the ABC trek is diverse, as it takes trekkers along the up and down terrains, lush vegetation, verdant forests, and neatly terraced fields to the rugged grandeur of mountainous landscapes.

    A Refreshing 7-Day Itinerary (Custom Itinerary Also Available):

    The refreshing 7-day Annapurna Base Camp trek itinerary offers an easier journey through the picturesque Annapurna region. This itinerary is perfect for beginners and mid-level hikers as the daily walking time is about just 6 - 7 hours, with proper acclimatization stops. Talking about fitness, trekkers should be moderately fit and good enough to walk about 6 - 7 hrs per day.

    With a maximum elevation of 4,130 meters, the ABC Trek offers not only panoramic views but also an incredible sense of achievement. This incredible journey to the base camp of the world's tenth-highest mountain through traditional human settlements, allows you to witness the authentic beauty of this Himalayan nation. 

    People, Culture, and Culinary Delights of the 7 day Annapurna Base Camp Trek:

    The 7 day Annapurna Base Camp trek route leads trekkers through a variety of traditional communities. The lower altitudes are home to the Brahmins and Chhetris, and you can witness the semi-traditional friendly people starting right from the starting points like Jhinu Danda or Nayapul. However, if you took the alternative itinerary then you can experience the Brahmins and Chhetris in Kande, but a rich Gurung community in Ghandruk. These locals balance their traditional way of life and are known for their warmth and hospitality.

    During the ABC trek, you can explore Buddhist monasteries and Hindu temples as well, and this is where you can directly engage with the friendly residents of traditional villages.

    The flavors of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek mirror that of Pokhara, or you can say most households of Pokhara are filled with flavors of the Annapurna Region.
    The staple dish is Dal Bhat, accompanied by vegetables and pickles, with ghee and milk. You can experience authentic Nepali meals, such as Dhinod and Thakali Set, during your 7 day ABC Trek.

    However, being a popular tourist destination, you can also enjoy Western dishes like  Pizza, Fried rice, Noodles, Soups, and more during the ABC trek. Moreover, Chapatis/rotis, momos, and Tibetan Bread (served with honey or butter) are also popular choices among trekkers.
    As for hot drinks in the cold mountain regions, you can find Tea, Coffee, Herbal tea, and Hot chocolate in the lower regions of the trek.

    The story behind the Name Annapurna:

    It may be hard to believe but the Annapurna base camp trek was a pilgrimage trek a long time ago. This trek leads into the Annapurna Sanctuary, a holy place for the Hindus and Buddhists. Pilgrims used to trek through the sanctuary to offer their thanks and receive their blessing from the Annapurna Mata.  

    The Annapurna Mata is a form of the goddess Parvati, where “Anna” means Food and “Purna” means filled, representing that she is the goddess of food and nourishment. Annapurna can be roughly translated as filled with food or nourished with food.

    A simple fact is that most of the agricultural fields and lands located at lower elevations depend on the streams from the Annapurna range as their source of water. This also shows why Annapurna is known as the provider of food and nourishment.

    Expedition History:

    Annapurna I is known as one of the most deadly peaks in the world, however, it was the first peak over 8,000 m | 26,200 ft to be climbed. The French Annapurna expedition led by Maurice Herzog reached the Annapurna I summit on 3 June 1950.
    The first climb was from the northern side/ northern Annapurna base camp, but we could only imagine how they achieved such a feat without supplemental oxygen.    

    Subsequently, in 1970 the British expedition led by Chris Bonington was the first one to climb the Annapurna I from the south face. Don Whillans is known to be the first one to reach the summit from the south Annapurna base camp, widely known as the Annapurna base camp today. 

    Trekking History in Annapurna Region:

    Colonel Jimmy Roberts, also known as the father of trekking in Nepal, started the first guided trekking tour in Nepal, as an agency. He registered Mountain Travel and started his business of managing trekking tours all over Nepal. 

    In the mid-1950s he led the trekking of Annapurna Sanctuary which lasted a month. Slowly, the trekking in Annapurna region was booming and the Nepal government also began promoting trekking in the early 1960s. Little by little the efforts piled up, and camping changes to Tea house accommodations, basic facilities started being available and the trekkers increased, making Annapurna region one of the most visited trekking destinations in the world.

    You can read more about Colonel Jimmy Roberts and his contribution to the history of trekking in Nepal here.

    Picturesque point in the ABC hike route:

    The most picturesque route during this trek is from the Machhapuchre Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp. The snow-capped peaks surround us by all sides and the term “surrounded by mountains” fits perfectly during this route. The views of Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna III, and Machhapuchhre along the route take you to the Annapurna Base Camp before you realize it. 

    As this section lies at a high altitude the air will be thin and chilly with low oxygen, however, the absence of oxygen is filled with scenic views. We can even vouch that the mountain views will far surpass your expectations and offer a memory you won’t be able to forget.

    View of Annapurna Mountain range from Annapurna Base Camp:

    Peaks above 8,000 m:

    Mountain Peak
    Altitude:
    Annapurna I (Main) 
    8,091 m (26,545 ft)
    Annapurna I Central 
    8,051 m (26,414 ft)
    Annapurna I East
    8,010 m (26,280 ft)

    Peaks above 7,000 m:

    Mountain Peak:
    Altitude:
    Annapurna Fang 
    7,647 m (25,089 ft)
    Gangapurna
    7,455 m (24,457 ft)
    Annapurna IV
    7,525 m (24,688 ft)
    Khangsar Kang 
    7,485 m (24,557 ft)
    Annapurna South
    7,219 m (23,684 ft)
    Tarke Kang
    7,202 m (23,629 ft)

    Peaks above 6,000 m:

    Mountain Peak:
    Altitude:
    Machhapuchchhre
    6,993 m (22,943 ft)
    Hiunchuli
    6,441 m (21,132 ft)
    Gandharba Chuli
    6,248 m (20,499 ft)

     

    How difficult is the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

     

    The Annapurna Base Camp trek is a moderate-difficult trek that has its challenges, but it's doable for even first-time trekkers. It is also suitable for beginners and experienced hikers from different parts of the world trek to enjoy the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Compared to other treks in Nepal, it's on the shorter and easier side, making it reachable for trekkers who are determined and reasonably fit. The trek involves a lot of going up and down, especially at higher altitudes where there's less oxygen, so proper acclimatization points are necessary.

    One thing to note is the trail has a bunch of stone steps, so after a day of tackling these steps, your leg muscles are likely going to feel it. To make things easier, some people hire a porter to carry most of their stuff, leaving them with a lighter backpack for the journey.

    The difficulty of the ABC trek also depends on the season you wish to trek. The peak trekking seasons from mid-February to mid-May and from September to mid-December are quite easy. While the off-season of summer and winter are not recommended for beginners. The rainfall makes the route muddy and difficult to trek, and the heavy snowfall during the winter makes it more difficult to trek.

    As everything has its pros and cons the off seasons offer the isolated trekking route for those willing to take the risks. Moreover, the greenery during the summer and the snow wonderland during the winter make it worth taking the risk of trekking during off seasons.

7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek Details:

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a must-do trek recommended by Lonely Planet, Intrepid Travel, and many more. In return, Annapurna Base Camp fascinates every trekker who once visits its foothold, i.e. Base Camp, offering memories that last a lifetime. 

The ABC trek can now be completed in 7 days from Pokhara and nine days from Kathmandu, while it used to take around 11 - 12 days, years ago. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is slowly being known as the 7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Moreover, now you can cover both the Poon Hill and ABC trek, also known as Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, in 10 days. 

The 7 day ABC trek starts with a drive up to Jhinu Danda and trekking from Jhinu to Chhomrong Village. Chhomrong village is famous for its Gurung culture, ancient monasteries, and panoramic views of snow-clad peaks like Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, and Annapurna South, right from your lodgings.
You can also choose a different starting point for your Annapurna Base Camp trek; more details are below.

7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek Alternate Itinerary:

We provide our clients the flexibility of choosing the trekking route themself for the 7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek so that you can choose:

Starting from Nayapul:

Day 1: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk (6 - 7 hrs trek)
Day 2: Ghandruk to Chhomrong(6 - 7 hrs trek)
Day 3: Chhomrong to Dovan (6 - 7 hrs trek)
Day 4: Dovan to MBC (6 hrs trek)
Day 5: MBC to ABC (3 hrs trek)
Day 6: ABC to Bamboo(5 - 6 hrs trek)
Day 7: Bamboo to Jhunu and drive to Pokhara (6 - 7 hrs trek and 2 hrs drive)


Starting from Kande:

Day 1: Drive from Pokhara to Kande and Kande to Landruk (1 hr drive and 5 - 6 hrs trek )
Day 2: Landruk to Jhinu Danda (6 - 7 hrs trek)
Day 3: Jhinu Danda to Bamboo (6 - 7 hrs trek)
Day 4: Bamboo to Deurali (6 - 7 hrs)
Day 5: Deurali to ABC (4 - 5 hrs)
Day 6: ABC to Dovan (6 - 7 hrs)
Day 7: Dovan to Jhinu Danda to Matque and drive to Pokhara (5 - 6 hrs and 2 hrs drive)

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Distance:

Trekking distance from Nayapul to Annapurna Base Camp:
While starting from Nayapul, the total trekking distance from Nayapul to Annapurna Base Camp is 76 kilometers.

Trekking distance from Kande to Annapurna Base Camp: 
While starting from Kande, the total trekking distance from Kande to Annapurna Base Camp is 84 kilometers.

Moreover, We suggest you take different routes for hiking to base camp and returning to Pokhara to cover more places within the same timeframe and money.

Trekking Distance and Time for 7 Days ABC trek

Days:
Trek Distance:
Trekking Hours
1.Pkr - Jhinu to Chhomrong
8.5 km / 5.2 miles
5 - 6 hrs
2.Chhomrong to Dovan
8.6 km/ 5.3 miles
5 - 6 hrs
3.Dovan to MBC
13 km / 8.02 miles
6 - 7 hrs
4.MBC to ABC
2.9km/1.8 miles
3 hrs
5.ABC to Dovan
13 km / 8.02 miles
6 - 7 hrs
6.Dovan to Jhuni Danda
11 km / 6.83 miles
6 - 7 hrs
7.Jhinu to Siwai - Pkr.
4.4 km / 2.73 miles
2 - 3 hrs


While these are the standard starting and finishing points for the Annapurna base camp trek, you can connect this trek to Khopra Danda Trek, Hidden Lake Trek,  Mardi Himal Trek, and several other treks within the Annapurna region. Reach out to us for any variation.

Best Time to Visit Annapurna Base Camp:

Choosing the best time to visit the ABC Trek depends on one's preference; however, Spring and Autumn emerge as crowd favorites. 

Spring, from mid-February to mid-May, is perfect for casual and beginner trekkers, with minimum rainfall, clear skies, and vibrant rhododendron forests throughout the journey. The occasional snowfall during this period adds a touch of adventure to an otherwise comfortable trek. 

From September to the first weeks of December, autumn is universally accepted as the prime trekking season, distinguished by dry days, comforting warmth during the day, and chilly weather at night. Local Harvest festivals and cultural festivities are added attractions while trekking this season.

On the other hand, Summer, from June to August, brings frequent rainfall and muddy trails filled with leeches. So, the trek becomes slightly more challenging - a less favorable circumstance for beginners. However, the trails are isolated, which can appeal to experienced hikers. Also, the green scenery, as far as an eye can see, always brings out the nature admirers on the trek.  

The extreme winter season from mid-December to mid-February brings snowfall to the trails. While trekking during this season is rarely recommended due to heavy snowfall and extreme cold, many trekkers choose to trek the Annapurna Base Camp as it is isolated. 
If you choose the winter season in search of an isolated and less crowded trail, we suggest you be prepared with a very experienced guide, your insurance for rescue in any unforeseen circumstances, and a sleeping bag that warms you up even at -20°C.

Regardless of the season, the ABC Trek remains an unforgettable journey. It uniquely offers natural splendor with cultural richness, affordability, and accessibility with a compelling trekking experience. 

Live like a local during ABC Trek:

While many tourists seek to experience the local life in the Himalayan region of Nepal, they get limited experience with accommodation in hotels and lodges. While some know they can also experience the local homestay, many don’t think they can. 

Most tourists are hesitant to ask even though they want to experience homestay, due to the establishment of Hotels and Lodges for accommodation. However, during this ABC trekking, we can manage the overnight stay at a homestay, living like a local, sharing their meal, and much more. Keep in mind that this is only possible in lower regions like Ghandruk, Chhomrong, Sinuwa, etc as there are no homestays at higher altitudes.

7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek Cost:

Generalizing the demands of the clients, we offer three different packages and encourage you to choose the cost of ABC Trekking yourself. The services we offer are:

Half Board Service(per person 55$ a day):
If you wish to be in control of your lunch and dinner during your trek, we can offer you the Half Board Service, which includes Breakfast and Tea House accommodation at only 55$ per person a day. You will be free from the headaches of ACAP permits, TIMS, and any form of Tourist Service Charge as mentioned in the "What's Included Section?". The transportation from Pokhara to the start of the trek Jhinu Danda and after the walk from Siwai to Pokhara. An English-speaking, experienced and licensed guide, including all their expenses and insurance.   

Guide and Porter Service (30$ a day for a guide and 25$ a day for a porter): 
If you are ready to arrange everything on the trek yourself, as it comes with minimal enjoyment, we can offer you just a Guide and a Porter Service. The standard charge for a guide is 30$ per day, and for a porter is 25$ per day, but depending upon your specific request, the price may vary. 

Additionally, you can add the TIMS and ACAP permits and the Land Transportation before and after the trek in this package. 

The above rates are standard; however, the price range may differ with your plans and special requests. We also provide custom itineraries with flexible schedules so you can email us your preferences and plans at [email protected].

Cost breakdown for 7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek:

Guide: US $ 30 per day

Meals: US $ 10 per Meal, US $ 30 per Day

TIMS and Permits: US $ 50 per Person 

Transportation:

From Pokhara to the starting point of the trek: 

Pokhara to Jhinu Danda: US $ 80
Pokhara to Nayapul: US $ 35
Pokhara to Ghandruk: US $ 70

From the end of the trek to Pokhara:

Jhinu Danda to Pokhara: US $ 80
Nayapul to Pokhara: US $ 35
Ghandruk to Pokhara: US $ 70
Siwai to Pokhara: US $ 60

Add-ons:

Porter: US $ 22 / Day
Private transport: Depends on your group and ending point of the trek.

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary

  1. day 1

    Arrival in Kathmandu

  2. day 2

    Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara

  3. day 3

    Drive Pokhara – Nayapul – Matque – Jhinu Danda and Trek to Chhomrong

  4. day 4

    Chhomrong to Dovan

  5. day 5

    Dovan to Machhapuchhre Base Camp MBC

  6. day 6

    Machhapuchhre Base Camp MBC to Annapurna Base Camp ABC

  7. day 7

    Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) to Dovan

  8. day 8

    Dovan to Jhinu Danda Hot Spring

  9. day 9

    Jhinu Danda to Siwai and Drive back to Pokhara.

ABC Trek Map and Altitude Graph

everest base camp trek map

WHAT’S INCLUDED

    • All ground transfers in private/sharing vehicles as per availability, for every itinerary.
    • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, and his food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance.
    • The best available twin  or triple sharing teahouse  accommodation during the trek. 
    • All meals, during the trek. You can choose dishes from the lodge menu which mostly includes options as follows:
      • Breakfast: Cereal, Porridge, rice pudding, egg dish with bread and toast, bread with jam and honey, Pancakes with jam and honey, with tea or coffee.
      • Lunch Items: Dal Bhat (mostly recommended), noodles soup, fried noodles, momo, spaghetti chapati, Spring roll, macron,  sizzlers, swiss rosti, pizza, veg curry with plain rice, Tibetan Momo, Thukpa, Thenthuk, french fry, fry potato, boil potato and much more.
      • Dinner: Mostly same as lunch items but may vary in some hotels.
      • Note: The menu also depends on the Teahouse or Hotel, so the food items may vary.
    • Complete trekking arrangements with the required TIMS for trekkers and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) permit. First aid medical kit.Government taxes and office service charges.
    • North Nepal T-shirt and trekking/expedition achievement certificate.
    • Dry fruits along the trek and tea/coffee break during the trek. 

WHAT'S EXCLUDED

  • Anything related to International flight airfares such as Nepal entry visa fees, excess baggage charges, International flight tickets, and so on.
  • Extra night accommodations due to changed in itinerary. 
  • Supporter / porter to carry your luagge during the trekking. 
  • Excluded Lunch and Dinner.
  • Personal expenses before the trek such as (renting sleeping bags, buying trekking shoes, and so on), during the trek (any shopping, boiled water, tea coffee(if more than 3 times), cold drinks, alcoholic beverages, hot showers, telephone call, Wifi, cell-phone, camera battery recharges and so on).
  • Travel insurance, which covers high-altitude helicopter rescue and evacuation along with medical costs.
  • Tips and gratuities for guides and porters.
  • Additional costs, such as additional days due to delays caused by natural/uncontrollable phenomena such as bad weather, landslides, and change of plans(itinerary modifications) due to safety concerns, illness, and soon.
  • Lastly, all of the costs and expenses that aren’t listed in the “What’s Included?” section.

Note:

You can include porter ( carries upto 20 kg ), with an extra cost of $ 25 per day.

Trek Preparation And Packing

Permit Requirements for the ABC trek

As the trekking destination is inside the Annapurna Conservation Area, it requires a permit from the Nepal government for tourists. You need to have a TIMS card and ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit) which you can receive at the Tourism Information Center in Pokhara. For issuing the permit, you need to bring the following documents:

  • Passport
  • Insurance
  • 2 photographs (pp-size)

We can provide permits and essential documents if you contact us before arriving in Nepal. It is important to know that a TIMS card and permits are only valid for a single entry. If you want to enter the area again, you need to issue another TIMS card and permit.  

Trekking Equipments for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Trekking the Himalayas of Nepal requires careful consideration of essential trekking equipment. Even more, if you are trekking to the base camp of Annapurna, you need to prepare yourself thoroughly. 

We have provided the detailed packing list here(click here), but be sure to take the trekking gear according to the number of days you will spend in the Himalayas. While packing too little is dangerous, packing too much will slow you down and can be risky, especially in the high mountains. 

Is this trek possible with children?
This trek is accessible for both older people and children. There is a very low chance of getting altitude sickness so, with minimal care and caution, anyone can easily complete this trek. This trek offers a unique view of Rhododendrons-filled hills as well as an enchanting view of the high Himalayas, which is a perfect spot to fill the thirsty minds of youths.

Do I need any permits for this trek?
Yes, you must have an ACAP ( Annapurna Conservation Area Permit ) permit which costs US$ 30 per person. The officials will check your permit and other necessary documents at the entry point.  Similarly, this permit lasts until you leave Annapurna Area.

How hard is the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?
One of the best treks in the Annapurna Region, the Annapurna Base Camp trek is a moderate trek with fewer challenges. This moderate trek takes you to the base camp of the world’s 10th-highest peak, Mt. Annapurna (8091m/26,545ft). So, this moderate trek can easily be completed with good health and determination, even beginners can complete this trek safely.

Can we combine this trek with other routes?
Yes, we can combine this trek with other equally appealing and renowned treks. Such as Ghandruk Village Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, Khopra Ridge Trek, and Poon Hill Sunrise Trek.

How long is the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?
Depending on the level of your fitness and experience in high Altitude Trekking, the ABC trek takes a week (7 days) if you are a complete beginner. However, if you are an experienced hiker and can trek 7-8 hours every day then we have a short itinerary of only 5 days for Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Is the Annapurna base camp trek safe?
Yes, Annapurna Base Camp Trek is safe almost all the way up to base camp. While most of the path is safe most of the trekkers fear Deurali as it is an avalanche zone and a bit risky. However, the chances of an avalanche itself are low and we cross Deurali early morning with experienced guides so, the chances of being caught are almost impossible. Hence, you can trek the Annapurna Base Camp easily.

How high is the Annapurna base camp trek?
The maximum height of Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the base camp itself at a height of 4,131m/ 13,553 feet. You can easily trek up to this height by following our itinerary, we have researched and managed it with experienced guides and enhanced it with feedback from our customers, so this itinerary offers the best acclimatization points to prevent altitude sickness.

How many miles is the Annapurna base camp trek?
The Annapurna base camp trek is nearly 41 miles / 65 miles that take you from Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp and bring you back to Pokhara.

 How to start the Annapurna base camp trek?
Annapurna Base Camp trek can be started from Pokhara directly if you are at Pokhara. However, we can also arrange this trek for you including the transportation from Kathmandu.
The road condition from Kathmandu to Pokhara is dreadful and it takes hours, so we suggest you hop on an airplane for Pokhara. After you reach Pokhara we can start the trek to Annapurna Base Camp the next day.

 How to train for the Annapurna base camp trek?
While the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is moderate in difficulty,  you need to walk 5-6 hours a day during this trek with your backpack. Although hiring a porter lightens your backpack you will still need to carry your light backpack. So you can start mild walking/jogging every day for 3 weeks before the trek. Include some steep climbs during your jogs, or incline to a certain height if you run on a treadmill.

7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek Company Reviews

2023-01-10

Unforgettable trek to Annapurna Base camp through North Nepal Treks

Amazing host - Mohan, Awesome guide - Bipin and very supportive porter Basanta - provided great support to us in our 7 day trek to Annapurna Base Camp. From booking the rooms in Kathmandu to booking to and fro flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu and everything during the trek was arranged very nicely. Bipin and Basanta made sure we were well taken care of during the entire duration of the trek to Annapurna base camp.
Always smiling and putting the needs of customer before their own.
Five stars to North Nepal Treks.

Saravanan A
2023-01-10


Amazing ABC Trek, responsible tour guide

We went to Pokhara in November 2019 for a visit and decided to book a trip to ABC with North Nepal Travels & Treks. Our guide was Neeraj, who was very thoughtful and took care of all our needs. He was knowledgeable of the surrounding mountains and Nepali traditions. The porter was also very helpful and nice. Both of them were very friendly so that 6 days of trekking with them were very enjoyable. Thank you so much for the memorable trip.

Highly recommend to all friends!

Edward
2023-01-10


Kudos to North Nepal Tours

I had the most amazing experience with my siblings, recently completing the ABC trek. The trek was organized by Mohan Raj Bhandari if North Nepal Tours. We had a wonderful team of sherpas and a guide who ensured that we were comfortable and enjoyed our trek. Mohan personally co-ordinated and made us feel at home both during the Trek and our stay at Pokhara. Mohan has been very patient and professional in handling and responding to all our queries before and during the trek. Grateful for making our experience a memorable one.

Anu NZ
2023-01-10


Best Trek company on Nepal!

I am 59 and have some arthritis, I have always wanted to do a trek in the Himalayas. I did a lot of research and Niraj Adhikari from North Nepal Travel & Trek put together a trek to Annapurna Base Camp that covered all my requirements, I completed this trek on 22 September 2023. Niraj made sure that everything I wanted to do was included but also made sure that I would be able to achieve my goals and was not overstretched. Niraj looked after all my requirements from being picked up at Kathmandu and Pokhara airports, hotel accommodation before and after the trek (at the same prices if I had done it myself), and of course the trek, the experience was personal, and he was in touch throughout to make sure I was ok. My guide was the most amazing person, Divas Gurung. He was experienced and aware of my restrictions, we did a 7-day trek very easily, and at my pace, I was never rushed, and I always felt safe. It was the most amazing experience; Divas gave me a brilliant commentary of the area and the local people that made my trek very special. The tea houses and the food were better that expected. I would not go past North Nepal Travel & Trek, they made sure my trek was exceptional and Divas is the best guide you could hope for! He also takes great photos and tells interesting local stories. If you want to do a trek that is safe and well organised with a brilliant guide, contact Niraj at North Nepal Travel & Trek. I am already planning my next trek with Niraj and Divas.
Heidi Cannavo

Heidi C
2023-12-05


Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Sep 2023 • Couples

We recently did the Annapurna Base Camp trek with North Nepal Travels & Treks. Their services were really good before, during and after the trekking. They sent us all the information needed and answered the doubts we had. In the end, the team asked us what we enjoyed and what we didn’t.

The trek lasted 7 days with accommodation and meals included. Our guide, Buddhiman, took care of us and told us many recommendations. For instance, what to eat or not to eat in the mountains and which places to see. He also knew what to do in certain moments thanks to his great experience. As well, he was flexible on where to sleep according to our rhythm and with what we needed.

Overall, it was a nice experience and we had amazing views of the Annapurna region.

laia t
2024-01-06

Exceptional Annapurna Base Camp Trek

My experience with North Nepal Travel was exceptional. Their services were not only reasonably priced but also of outstanding quality. Niranjan, our guide, was particularly remarkable. His deep knowledge of the trek routes instilled confidence in us throughout our journey. His patience in addressing our queries was commendable.

During our short hike through the Australian Base Camp, Niranjan was not just a guide but a storyteller, enlightening us about the local people, culture, and villages. His encouragement was a constant source of motivation. His advice and recommendations were invaluable, influencing us to modify our itinerary to make the most of our time in Pokhara.

I wholeheartedly recommend North Nepal Travel for anyone looking to explore the Pokhara region. Their trustworthiness, authenticity, and exceptional service quality set them apart. Niranjan's guidance has inspired us to undertake more challenging treks, and we eagerly anticipate returning to explore more of Pokhara's stunning landscapes.

A heartfelt thanks to Niranjan for his invaluable assistance and for making our trip unforgettable.

Jay Nair

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