Annapurna Base Camp Trek | 6 days Itinerary | Cost | Complete Guide

Duration 6 Days Difficulty4,130m

With the maximum elevation of 4,130 meters, Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular treks of Nepal. Trekkers from all over the world come here to do this trek, which is quite an extraordinary experience. The amazing hike to the Annapurna Base Camp incorporates a pleasing walk through varied landscapes and traditional human settlements as you see the true beauty of this Himalayan nation. You will be making a fantastic journey to the base camp of the tenth highest mountain in the world.

Trekking the Annapurna Base Camp
Hiking towards the Annapurna Base Camp

The Refreshing ABC Trek is a classic journey in the beautiful Annapurna region. You can enjoy all the best features and aspects of the region in a pleasant manner. The trek begins with a pleasant journey from the popular lake-side city of Pokhara. You will be enjoying the many spectacular sights of the Annapurna Mountains along with the breath-taking scenery. You can also experience the unique traditions of the people. It is really is a grand adventure blended together with natural beauty and cultural riches.

What is the Annapurna Base Camp Trek Highlights?

  • You will get a chance to spend some quality time in the beautiful city of Pokhara.
  • Astonishing views of the snow-capped Annapurna range including different highest mountains.
  • Annapurna Base Camp at the altitude of 4130 meters.
  • Majestic view of some beautiful mountains like Himchuli, Annapurna(8091 meters), , Dhaulagiri(8169 meters), Khangsar, Machhapuchhare(6993 meters) and many more.
  • You will be passing through some beautiful small villages, green forests, typical Nepali Hanging bridges, fast-flowing streams and more.
  • You can spend some quality time in the natural hot water pool at Jhinu Danda(small mountain) after the base camp trek.
  • You will be encountering some ancient gumbas, stupas, monasteries, etc.
  • You can get a chance to be familiar with the culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the Nepali.
  • Rich in Biodiversity, natural flora and fauna.

How to complete Annapurna Base Camp trek in less than 7 days?

  • Day 1: Drive Pokhara – Nayapul – Mokthe and Trek to Sinuwa (2,369m), 5~6 Hrs.
  • Day 2: Sinuwa to Himalaya (2,900m/9,512ft), 6 hrs.
  • Day 3: Himalaya to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,546 ft), 5 hrs.
  • Day 4: Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) to Dovan (2,600m/8,528 ft), 5 hrs.
  • Day 5: Dovan to Jhinu Danda Hot Spring (1,780m/5,840 ft), 6 hrs.
  • Day 6: Trek to Siwai, 2 Hrs, and Drive back to Pokhara.

NOTE: The trek itinerary can be fully customized as per your need, availability, and budget. 

Short Glimpse of ABC Trek in a video

What is the Annapurna Base camp Trekking Difficulty?

The Annapurna base camp trek is a moderately difficult trek. The highest point of the trek Base camp which is at an altitude of 4130 meters for sea level. However, you must be physically fit enough to endure some long road walks on the rocky surfaces. Also, there are always chances of getting altitude sickness. But trekking with a professional guide is always recommended.

What is the best time to trek the Annapurna Base Camp?

All the seasons except the winter is favorable for hiking the ABC. January and February are the coldest months in Nepal. During this time, there will be heavy snowfall which will make the trekking very difficult and dangerous.

The best season for trekking in high altitudes in Nepal is Autumn. However, the month from March to June is the best time for hiking the Annapurna Base Camp. The months from September to November are also perfect for hiking.

What is the cost of the Trekking the Annapurna Base Camp?

The cost may vary according to the package you choose and it also depends on the travel agency you are planning your trek with. Different travel agencies have different package structures.

North Nepal Travel and Treks, We offer the ultimate Annapurna Base Camp Trek package on USD $450 which includes all the cost of the food, accommodation, permits, guides, porters and more.

Are any permits required for trekking the Annapurna Base Camp?

You will need to issue two types of permits for trekking the Annapurna Base Camp.

  • TIMS: Trekkers’ Information Management System is a must-have permit for every trekker willing to hike the Annapurna region.
  • ACAP: also know as Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit. This is also a required permit.

If you are planning your trek with a travel and trekking agency in Pokhara or Kathmandu. They can manage the permits before your arrival. For this, you will need to provide some documents to issue the permits.

  • Passport
  • 4 Photos
  • Insurance document

ABC trekking route map

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Route Map
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Route Map

Annapurna Base Camp Weather

During the spring season, the Annapurna Base Camp trail has warm weather with blossoming flowers and verdant trees. It offers the rhododendron forests in full bloom along with a view of the mountains unhindered by clouds. It is considered the second-best season to trek after autumn. The spring season lasts from March to May.

The summer season brings rainfalls and landslides in the trail. So, this season is also called the off-season as only a few trekkers opt to go trekking this time of the year. The paths can get muddy and slippery while clouds mostly conceal the views of the mountains. The months of June, July and mid-August have this weather.

The autumn season is considered the best season to trek in the Annapurna region. It is because this season provides some spectacular views of the mountains along with the pleasant weather. It might get somewhat chilly at night, but it’s warm during the day. Moreover, as it follows the monsoon rain, the forests and mountains look alive and clean. The autumn season begins at the end of August, September and ends in November.

The winter season brings some frigid weather with almost freezing climate in the morning and at night. Furthermore, most of the trail is covered in thick snow and becomes very difficult to tread. In some cases, the higher altitude areas remain closed not allowing trek.

How to prepare for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Traveling with a reputed travel agency will make your trek a lot easier and will save a lot of time. They will manage all the required trekking equipment as well as food and accommodation., guides and porters.

However, you need to carry some of the equipment.

  • A backpack
  • Smartphone: Smartphones can be really handy for the purpose of navigation using navigation apps, or you can also carry a trekking map.
  • Water filters or some water purifying tablets: It can save some money for your travel. You can use the spring water for drinking using the purification tablets.
  • Sleeping Bag: You should definitely carry a small sleeping bag for you as the temperature at higher altitudes will be very cold and the blankets in the teahouses are not enough.
  • Hiking shoes, socks, towel and stick
  • Warm and Light Jackets, yoga pants
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm, and lotion, Cap, tissues, Sanitizer, and so on.

Why you should choose us as your travel companion?

We, North Nepal Travel and Treks is one of the certified and reputed travel company in Pokhara. We have been providing the best in quality travel packages to our customers. We are equipped with all the required trekking equipment, medical kits, professional guides, and handy porters.

Your health and safety will be our top priority while trekking with us. During the trek, there are always chances of bad situations like accidents, sickness at high altitudes and so on. Our trained and professional guides can handle any kind of bad situation effectively and efficiently.

Unexplained part of  Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The view of the terrace farms and the farmlands are also beautiful. You’ll pass through Gurung and Magar settlements and know about their culture. Moreover, small Gumbas and Chortens along the way will evoke a sense of calmness in you. Because of the moderate altitude, you are not likely to suffer from any altitude sickness. In addition, the trekking route is also less slope and more flatlands. You’ll spend the nights in comfortable lodges, and there are sufficient numbers of well-facilitated tea houses on the way.

Hence, Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most renowned trekking adventures. And that is due to the reasons mentioned above. The trek is best to do in the autumn and spring season. We provide experienced guides and also affordable price for this beautiful trek.

An Exceptional Experience

The Annapurna region is famous all over the world as one of the best trekking routes. Scenic beauty coupled with the friendliness of the villagers on the way, this trek is bound to be in your memories forever. It is not a challenging trek. As you hike on this route, you’ll go through rhododendron forests, cultural villages, lush green hills, and rocky slopes and ridges. So, Annapurna Base Camp Trek has everything for you to enjoy.

You’ll hike through the villages of Chomrong, Sinwa, Dovan, and Deurali as you explore their customs and traditions. The villagers will greet you kindly and treat you with warmth. Their hospitality also further elevates your experience.

On the way, you will also pass through Machhapuchhre Base Camp. You’ll also continuously see the panoramic views of Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri, and the Annapurna range.

Food and Accommodation during the trek

We will manage all your requirements for the food and accommodations. The accommodation will be quite simple at higher altitudes. You will be staying in the tea houses. However, you can choose to stay in any kind of hotel and guest house in Pokhara. We can also book the hotels for you as per your demand.

You can choose from a wide variety of meals during the trek which includes continental, Chinese, Indian, etc. At higher altitudes, you will be served with typical Nepali food most of the time which includes plain rice, dal, bhat, momo and more. You can choose to have some extra drinks or beverages on your own.

You decide what is best & we’ll take care of the rest

  • The itinerary mentioned is a standard guideline. It can be readily modified according to your needs and requirements.
  • The cost of the trek can also be changed according to your group size, needs, and time boundary.
  • You can easily add additional activities to the Itinerary. You just have to let us know before confirming the trip.
  • This trip can also start in the capital city of Kathmandu. You have to let us know if you want to begin there. In that case, the Itinerary will extend by a few days. Consequently, the cost will also increase.
  • The addition or removal of activities will increase or decrease the cost of the trip respectively. This will be done through mutual understanding between the agency and the client(s).

 

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TRIP DETAILS
  • Duration 6 Days
  • Activities Trekking
  • Pickup Point Pokhara
  • Best time to visit Sep, Oct, Nov
  • Max-Altitude 4,130m
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Group Size Min. 1Pax
  • Tour Type Private and group tour
ACCOMODATION

Hotels, Tea Houses and Lodges

Itinerary

We will drive from our hotel to Nayapul in the morning. From Nayapul, we take a Jeep ride to Mokthe, where we begin our hike. We descend to Kimron Khola and walk straight for an hour. Then we ascend to reach the Chhomrong village. From Chhomrong, we again descend to Chhomrong Khola. We further hike uphill to reach Sinuwa where we spend the night.

From Sinuwa, we walk towards Himalaya. We go through forests, rocky slopes, and thickets of bamboo. We pass through a village also called Bamboo and a place called Dovan. Finally, after trekking for six hours in the day, we will reach Himalaya, where we spend the night.

From Himalaya, we ascend further passing through Machhapuchhre Base Camp. We hike through the remote valley as the beautiful mountains surround us. After 5 hours of hike, we finally reach Annapurna Base Camp. We’ll spend the night at a lodge there

On the fourth day, we follow the same trail back to Dovan and spend the night there.

Today too, we trace back our steps up to Chhomrong. From there, we take a different path towards Jhinu Danda. The place is a famous village that also has a lovely hot spring where we can take a bath. We will spend the night in the village.

From Jhinu Danda, we trek to Siwai, which takes about 2 to 3 hours. From there, we take a Jeep/ Bus ride to Pokhara, which will take approximately 3 hours.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Pokhara to Nayapul -Mokthe & at the end of the trek back from Mokthe to Pokhara by Jeep.
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and Tea/ Coffee).
  • Tea House Accommodation during the trek.
  • Professional English speaking, Eco Trained trekking guide his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine, transportation, etc.
  • Porter (One porter for two trekkers, salary, transportation, insurance, equipment, food, and lodging included.
  • Equipment: Sleeping Bag, Rain Coat & Trekking Poles (Return after the trek).
  • All Legal Document (ACAP)TIMS, Permit, etc.
  • Dry fruits along the trek.
  • Tourist service charge, VAT, TAX, etc.
WHAT'S EXCLUDED

 

  • Other any transportation except Included in the section.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.).
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Additional costs or delays caused by management out of control like landscape,  bad weather condition, in case of itinerary modification with a view to a safety concern, illness,  change of government policy, political instability raises strike, moment, etc.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in including section.

11 Reviews to “Annapurna Base Camp Trek | 6 days Itinerary | Cost | Complete Guide”

    • Edward

    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!


    Rating: 5 / 5

    • htw

    Happy trek!
    I went ABC trek with experienced guide Shiva Hari,i strongly recommend this guide and company. Will definitely come back again


    Rating: 5 / 5

    • J.Micheal

    Experience of a lifetime. Friendly guide. Beautiful views, great food and accommodations. Best agency in Pokhara.


    Rating: 5 / 5

    • Katherine

    Reliable team
    We had a great experience with this team to ABC in a group of five.They offered more care and love compared to other companies out there we tried over the years.It was truely the trip of a lifetime and i highly recommend Shiva Hari as your guide in Nepal.He was particularly kind and helpful along the trek.Excellent team makes an excellent trek!


    Rating: 5 / 5

    • Valentina

    Trekking and more with Ananda guide
    We had a really nice trekking experience with Ananda. He explained us all kind of plant and animals. Later he invite us to have a lunch on his family house, where his wife cooked for us. It was an amazing experience know how Nepali lives and how they eat. She cooked the best food we ate here in Nepal, all organic food and best asiatic food and tea we never had! The wife took a lot of care about don’t use them water, which make sick European people like us, what a lot of reastaurant doesn’t do. The day after, he bring us all over Pokhara to visit several things, which were amazing.I’m thankful to Ananda and his beautiful family Next time we’ll be in Nepal, for sure we’ll contact him. Highly recommended!


    Rating: 5 / 5

    • Maria

    excellent Service
    North Nepal trekking team were good friends and advicter of my trekking tour. I did 9 days of adventures trekking to poon hill, kopra and annapurna abc. My most liked experience when look back to Nepal


    Rating: 5 / 5

    • Maria

    excellent Service
    North Nepal trekking team were good friends and advicter of my trekking tour. I did 9 days of adventures trekking to poon hill, kopra and annapurna abc. My most liked experience when look back to Nepal


    Rating: 5 / 5

    • Akld

    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.


    Rating: 5 / 5

    • Lewis

    I did my Annapurna base camp trek with these guys!

    Such good people. I made close friends with Ananda who took me on a tour around his home village!

    He introduced me to his family, bought me some traditional Momos and gave me a insight into real Nepal life. Such a special experience!!!!


    Rating: 5 / 5

    • Alfie

    Excellent experience!
    The services offered allowed us to have a great time on our trek. They gave us TIMS card and permit aswell as a guide and transportation. Our guide Beezay was amazing and was passionate about sharing with us everything he knew about local culture and wildlife!! We gained a real cultural experience and learnt a lot about life in Nepal. Thanks Beezay ! There were some complications with transportation due to political issues but was unexpected


    Rating: 5 / 5

    • Taka

    目標だったABC Trekkingを無事に成功できたのは、North Nepal Travel& Trek社のお陰です。ガイドのNurzeさんが機転を利かせてくれて、当初の予定にはないヘリコプターを手配して貰い、ABCで長く滞在することが出来ました。今年も違うルートをお願いする予定です。
    先ずは問合せしてみることをお勧めします。


    Rating: 5 / 5

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