The refreshing 7 days itinerary for the Annapurna base camp 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.
With a 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.
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 really is a grand adventure blended together with natural beauty and cultural riches.
What makes Annapurna base camp trek interesting
Stunning views of Annapurna range that includes Annapurna I and Annapurna South, along with Machapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, and Hiunchuli, among others.
- Enjoy the vista of the Himalayas at an altitude of 4130 meters.
- Pass through some beautiful small villages, green forests, suspension bridges, and fast-flowing streams.
- Spend some quality time in the natural hot water pool at Jhinu Danda(small mountain) after the base camp trek.
- Encounter some ancient gompas, stupas, monasteries, and temples.
- Familiarize yourself with the culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the Nepali communities and the rich biodiversity of the Annapurna Sanctuary.
How to complete the 7 Days Itinerary For Annapurna Base Camp Trek?
Day 1: Drive Pokhara – Nayapul – Matque and Trek to Chhomrong (2,170m/ 7,117 ft), 6 Hrs.
Day 2: Chhomrong to Dovan(2,600m/8,528 ft), 5 Hrs
Day 3: Dovan to Machhapuchhre Base Camp MBC (3,700m/12,136 ft), 6 Hrs.
Day 4: Machhapuchhre Base Camp MBC to Annapurna Base Camp ABC (4,130m/13,546 ft), 2.5 Hrs.
Day 5: Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) to Dovan (2,600m/8,528 ft), 5 Hrs.
Day 6: Dovan to Jhinu Danda Hot Spring (1,780m/5,840 ft), 6 Hrs.
Day 7: Trek to Siwai, 2 Hrs, and Drive back to Pokhara.
What is the Annapurna Base camp Trekking Difficulty?
The Annapurna base camp trek is a moderately difficult trek. The highest point of the trek, the Annapurna Base camp is at an altitude of 4130 meters from sea level. However, you must be physically fit enough to endure some long road walks on the rocky surfaces. Also, there are chances of getting altitude sickness. So, trekking with a professional guide is always recommended.
History of Annapurna Sanctuary Area
The base camp area forms a part of the Annapurna Sanctuary, which is considered to be sacred by the local Gurung people. They believed that the area contained hidden treasures left by gods. Additionally, the sanctuary was also deemed to be the home of various Hindu and Buddhist gods.
The area was made a trekking zone only two decades ago after an agreement with the locals. So, when you visit the Annapurna Base Camp, do not forget that it is a holy site and not only a trekking site.
What is the best time to trek the Annapurna Base Camp?
All the seasons except the winter are 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 a little more difficult.
The best season for trekking in high altitudes in Nepal is Autumn. However, the month from September to December is the best time for hiking the Annapurna Base Camp. The months from March to June are also perfect for hiking.
What is the cost of 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 $400 which includes all the cost of the food, accommodation, permits, guides, porters, and more.
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:
- 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.
Why choose us for the Annapurna trek?
North Nepal Travel and Trek Pvt. Ltd has been in the business for several years now. We have constantly ranked among the best in Pokhara and also received great reviews and testimonials from our customers. As such, you can be assured that you are receiving quality service when you become our client.
The Health and safety of customers are our topmost priority. We have a capable team of professionals, including trekking guides, who have years of experience in this field. They are aptly trained to handle all kinds of unexpected situations and extreme weather conditions. Additionally, we also take care of everything for you during the trek including food, accommodation, and insurance cost for our guides and porters.
If you plan to have an unforgettable experience of trekking in Pokhara, we can discuss trekking provisions and amenities with you. We can also customize the trekking as per your need and time availability.
Is travel insurance required for the 7 Days Annapurna trek?
The trail goes through some remote areas of Nepal and constitutes some exhausting ascents and steep descents. That is why having travel insurance is highly recommended. If you plan to go trekking by yourself, you must have travel insurance as it is mandatory for issuing a permit.
However, if you organize a trek with us, we can arrange the trip without having high altitude travel insurance. That said, we suggest you have travel insurance in your home country before arriving in Nepal.
How much does it cost for a Nepali citizen to go on the trek?
For a Nepali citizen, the cost of the Annapurna base camp trek is customizable according to the need of the customers and time requirements. We have ongoing departures for the trip every week, and we are open to negotiating provisions and the associated costs for the trek.
Annapurna Base camp trek route
While Annapurna Base Camp trek mostly comprises the well-known route, it also includes off-the-beaten-track. There are many tracks that one can take to reach the Annapurna Base Camp and as such, it can be difficult to identify the right path without guide porters. As the trail is moderately difficult, you can also come across some unforeseen circumstances.
For trekkers without a guide, it can be challenging to find accommodations and good food services. So, we strongly advise you to go on Annapurna north base camp trek with an experienced guide.
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 in the trail. So, this season is also called the off-season but, some trekkers opt to go trekking this time of the year. More than 100 types of flowers bloom during this season, the valley looks green, colorful, and amazing totally different compare to other seasons. 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.
How to prepare for the Annapurna Base Camp 7 Days Trek?
Our services will make your trek a lot convenient, time-saving and you do not have to worry about various provisions. We will manage all the required trekking equipment as well as food and accommodation., guides and porters. That said, you need to carry some of the equipment such as:
- A backpack for carrying various items.
- 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 tea houses are not enough.
- Hiking shoes, socks, a towel, and stick
- Warm and Light Jackets, yoga pants
- Sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm, and lotion, Cap, tissues, Sanitizer, and so on.
Why should you choose us as your travel companion?
We, North Nepal Travel and Treks is one of the certified and reputed travel companies in Pokhara and all over Nepal. Our team consists of individuals who are familiar with the locals and the cultural complexities of the area. Moreover, our guides and porters are well acquainted with the trekking trails and the accommodations of the area. If you trek or travel with us, you will have the support of guides that can manage better food and accommodation facilities for you. Even in high season when it can be difficult to find rooms in lodges, we can assure you that our local connection can facilitate a great trekking experience.
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.
Why is Annapurna Base Camp Trek special?
The way to the base camp is nothing short of extraordinary. You can view the terrace farms and farmlands on the sides of the trail and you’ll pass through Gurung and Bhraman settlements and know about their culture. The small Gumbas and Chortens along the way will evoke a sense of calmness in you. Not to mention, the base camp itself offers marvelous views of snow-capped peaks that make you want to stay there.
Because of the moderate altitude, you are not likely to suffer from any altitude sickness. In addition, the trekking route also has less slope and more flatlands. You’ll spend the nights in comfortable lodges, and there is a number of well-facilitated tea houses on the way.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most renowned trekking adventures. The trek is best to do in the autumn and spring season. We provide experienced guides and also affordable prices for this beautiful trek.
Additionally, we are flexible in the itinerary and you can easily combine this trek with other trekking expeditions. We have other treks such as Poon Hill trek, Mardi Himal trek, Ghandruk trek, and Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, among others, within the Annapurna Conservation Area.
An Exceptional Experience
The Annapurna region is famous all over the world as one of the best trekking routes in Nepal. Scenic beauty coupled with the friendliness of the villagers on the way, this trek is bound to be in your memories forever. As you hike on this route, you’ll go through rhododendron forests, cultural villages, lush green hills, rocky slopes, ridges, and steep ascents. So, ABC 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 7 Days Annapurna Base Camp 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 and they also offer the facility of hot showers. In Pokhara, you can choose to stay in any kind of hotel and guest house. We can also book the hotels and guest houses 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).