Annapurna Base Camp Treks Facts

Annapurna Base Camp Trek also known as the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, is indeed an extraordinary journey through the majestic Himalayas of trekking in Nepal. This trek offers an unparalleled experience of natural beauty, solitude, and cultural immersion. Annapurna Base Camp, often referred to as the Annapurna Sanctuary, is a challenging yet rewarding adventure situated approximately forty kilometers north of Pokhara. This journey offers a 360-degree panoramic view of the surrounding peaks, providing an unparalleled sense of pleasure and solitude. Witnessing the sunrise over Annapurna South is a breathtaking spectacle not to be missed. Completing this trek is an unforgettable experience that only a fortunate few will ever encounter Nepal trekking.

Duration of Annapurna Base Camp Treks – 7 days to 14 days
Maximum Elevation – 4130 meters above sea level
Total Distance – 80KM/50Miles
Best Season – March, April, May, September, October, November
Trekking Starts from – Pokhara/Nayapul/Phedi
Trip Ends – Phedi
Annapurna Base Camp Difficulty Level – Moderate to Strenuous (Demanding)
Permits – ACAP and TIMS required
Accommodation – Tea House (Lodge)

The oval shaped plateau of Annapurna Base Camp rests at an altitude of over 4000 meters, encircled by a ring of towering mountains, most of which soar above 7000 meters. Accessible through a narrow valley between Hiunchuli and Machapuchare peaks, the sanctuary remained unexplored by outsiders until 1956. Shielded by high mountains, the sanctuary receives only seven hours of sunlight per day at the height of summer. Renowned for its unparalleled beauty and spiritual significance, the Annapurna Sanctuary attracts trekkers from across the globe. The journey is facilitated by our local Nepalese staff, whose expertise and dedication ensure a safe and enriching experience. In recent years, the number of trekkers visiting the Sanctuary has increased significantly, partly due to its role as a base for climbing the Annapurna peaks and all trip arrange by Treks Himalaya where we permit share.

The Annapurna Sanctuary is now part of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project, which imposes restrictions on activities such as deforestation, firewood collection, and grazing. The trek traverses diverse ecosystems, from lush tropical jungles of rhododendron and bamboo on south-facing slopes to drier, cooler climates resembling the Tibetan Plateau on north-facing slopes. The trek passes through remote villages, terraced fields, and forests of bamboo and chestnut trees, offering glimpses into the daily lives of local villagers. Our ultimate destination is the heart of the mountainous amphitheater, where Annapurna Base Camp awaits. This sacred sanctuary was once revered by the Gurung people, who believed it to be inhabited by various deities from Hinduism, Buddhism, and ancient animistic traditions. The towering peak of Machapuchare, known as the “Fish Tail,” was believed to be the abode of the Hindu god Shiva, with its snow-capped summit likened to divine incense. Traditionally, the Gurung people prohibited the entry of certain foods and individuals into the sanctuary, further enhancing its spiritual significance and preserving its natural beauty for generations to come.

We have few different option for Annapurna Base Camp Trek offer and we recommended 14 days because you see all around without rush but it depend of your time in Nepal.

  1. 7 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek
  2. 8 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek
  3. 9 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek
  4. 10 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek
  5. 11 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek
  6. 12 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek
  7. 14 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek

14 days Annapurna Base Camp Trekking itinerary

Day 01:- Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m) by drive 7-8 hours or flight 25 minute and overnight hotel.
Morning after breakfast in your hotel travel to Pokhara by drive or flight both possibilities. The scenic bus ride will be around 8 hours long drive. We can see western Himalayas before on our way. Spectacular pure nature scenery but tiring bus ride to the beautiful valley of Pokhara, it is our gateway of your trip. You can explore around this gorgeous lake city in the night or go for boat driving in the grand fewa Lake and you will spend the night at the hotel in Pokhara.

Day 02:- Drive to Nayapil (1070m) trek to Ulleri (1960m.) 5-6 hours walk and overnight hotel.
Breakfast at our hotel in Pokhara and our field staff take the drive to Nayapul to walking start the definite trek. Driving from Pokhara to Nayapul takes around 1.5 hour but it depend traffic on the way. You will hike to Ulleri (from there the view of beautiful local villages, terrace where local people grow millet, corn, rice etc, hills and mountains will be heartwarming and refreshing. Hike to Ulleri will take around 5 hours walk. You will walk around the bank of the Modi Khola (small river we call them Khola in Nepal). On reaching there after rest walk around the village. We will have dinner and spend the night at a tourist standard local guest house.

Day 03:- Ulleri to Ghorepani (2850m.) 5 hours by walk and overnight hotel.
Morning breakfast in hotel you will hike to reach Ghorepani. We will hike through Banthati (2210m.), Nange Thati (2430m.). This day you walk into the forest and most rhododendron forest, end of March and April is time of rhododendron flower blooming and totally red color is Nepalese national flower. You will be able to observer the beautiful culture of the Magar communities. After walking for a few hours uphill from there, you reach own charming of Ghorepani village where you will spend the night at a tea house. If weather is clear and enough moonlight than you will see mountain from your room.

Day 04:- Ghorepani to Tadapani (2590m.) 6-7 hours walk and overnight hotel.
Early in the morning walk to reach the beautiful Poon Hill (3210m). Poon Hill is famous as the best view of the grand Annapurna region where you can see sunrise view in 180 degree angle on Annapurna Himalaya range. The sunrise from here is truthfully impressive. The view of sunshine pouring into the east to west panoramic mountains such as Annapurna to Dhaulagiri really is heaven on earth, so maybe you cry with this nature. After spending time at Poon Hill, you will hike down to Ghorepani hotel and after a nourishing breakfast there, you will continue walk up and down along the ridges through pine and rhododendron forests but mostly rhododendron forest, Deurali, other side next than before Banthati lunch stop here and after lunch from here will bring us to our final destination for today.

Day 05:- Tadapani to Sinuwa (2360m.) 6-7 hours walk and overnight hotel.
Walking down to the beautiful rhododendron forests, terrace and you will reach a traditional village of Gurungs here, you will be able to see the lifestyle and culture of the Gurungs and the trail becomes relatively effortless but walk countinue down until small river and cross by bridge to go other side little up to see small village call Gurjung. From there, you will continue our trek to Chhomrung village (2170m) stop here for lunch than after walk continue to Sinuwa for a night stop and here are two Sinuwa lower or upper both place have hotel but it depend of hike speed.

Day 06:- Sinuwa to Deurali (3200m.) 6 hours walk and overnight hotel.
We have a silence jungle walk today to Deurali from Sinuwa. It is supposed that mountains are holy. believe that Annapurna means “god of food”, but is usually translate as Goddess of the Harvests. In Hindu communities. After Sinuwa you walk most forest very few rhododendron from here on the way up. Every one and half to two hours distance there lodge where you stop tea/coffee, lunch or overnight stay. From Sinuwa you reach in Bamboo where you stop for tea/coffee after here hike continue to Dovan stop for lunch or if you still not hungry than walk next place 1:30 hours call Himalaya hotel only three hotel. After lunch walk 1:30 to 2 hours to reach Deurali for overnight stay.

Day 07:- Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) (4130m.) 5-6 hours walk and overnight hotel.
This day is one of the spectacular view day which you never forget in your life. You will start final destination to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) (4130m). After a short break and Lunch at Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC), you will again continue 1:30 to 2 hours marvelous view since start lunch spot to reach mission destination ABC. You will walk along the MBC to reach there is known as Annapurna Sanctuary, this place is secured by mountains in all direction. On reaching ABC, you will be granted really irresistible view of the Annapurna Himalayas just in front of you in 360 degree angle, after witnessing excellent sunset, You will spend the night at tourist standard local tea house.

Day 08:- Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2310m.) 6-7 hours walk and overnight hotel.
From this day start back down from base camp same trail until Chhomrong and different trail then after. In the morning before breakfast you can see sunrise in 360 degree angle on Annapurna Himalaya just other side from lodge After spending some memorable time with the mountains, you will hike down to gorgeous Bamboo same trail on the way up. Sure you will turning back to see spectacular mountain all the time while you walk down our trail drops by around 1700m along the bank of Modi Khola to Bamboo at (2310m). You will spend the night in a lodge run by people Chhomrong and Ghandruk village.

Day 09:- Bamboo to Jhinu dada (1780m.) 5 hours walk and overnight hotel.
In the morning after breakfast you will walk to reach Jhinu Danda. From Bamboo to Sinuwa is forest and you will see village and terrace after Sinuwa Following the stone steps to lower Chomrong. Then we will climb up thousand stone steps to reach Upper Chhomrong stop here for lunch and again down hill to Jhinu Danda. You can enjoy yourself in the natural hot springs 30 minutes down from Jhinu Danda where you stay. In the evening after sunlight off then you look up to Chhomrong where people electricity light on but looks like star in sky because distance between Jhinu Danda to Chhomrong is like 75 degree vertical.

Day 10:- Rest day in Jhinu dada and enjoy with hot spring and overnight hotel.
Lazy day after breakfast walk small down side of river bank 30 minute where you can enjoy with hot spring. Hot water pond is not wide but is really good enough of your tiredness during walk in mountain after hot spring walk up more minute than down to hotel for lunch and rest whole day. During bath in hot water you will see some wild animal like monkey, so don’t take openly banana and others food because monkey direct come near you take run away becareful in this time.

Day 11:- Jhinu Danda to Ghandruk (1940m.) 5 hours walk and overnight hotel.
You will be served the delicious breakfast in your tea house room at Jhinu Danda. Then you will begin your trek towards Ghandruk a typical Gurung village with impressive cultural. Taking a deviated way from Jhinu Danda through the tropical vegetation of rhododendron and bamboo forests as you slide up you will be enjoying the glorious long distant views of the local village and Annapurna. Upon inward at Ghandruk you will be explore cultural within the village and it is one of the major highlights of the trip. Ghandruk village is quite popular for Gurung communities in this region where you can see monastery, Museum and even you see almost next day trail.

Day 12:- Ghandruk to Pitam Deurali (2100m.) 6 hours walk and overnight hotel.
Walk down hill almost 75 degree vertical between local people house, some lodge, farming terrace where local people grow rice, milate corn and vegetable. Cross the river by bridge and walk up to Landruk. Landruk village is totally otherside of Ghandruk village and after this place you can see scenery in long distance and around 30 minute before is climb up again finally you are Pitam Deurali. Tea/coffee stop in Landruk village after here effortless trail to Tolka where you stop for lunch and walk continue after lunch to Bheri Kharka and next is your final destination. In the evening you can beautiful Ghandruk village with electricity light and if weather is clear before sunlight off you can see Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.) left side from the lodge in Pitam Deurali.

Day 13:- Pitam Deurali to Dhampush (1130m.) by walk 3-4 hours walk and drive to Pokhara 40 minute overnight hotel. Final day of your walking in mountain through forest, terrace, local village luckily still see high mountain. Almost in the end of walk you are in Dhampush phedi which means bottom of mountain and drive to Pokhara. From Pothana and Dhampush village still you can see mountain but in total like further up who welcome you and good by you. Both beautiful village i mention above is on the down from Pitam Deurali. Pothana is between forest and Dhampush is between terrace both village has own charming and some different scenery as well.

Day 14:- Pokhara to Kathmandu (1400m.) by drive 8 hours or flight 25 minute and overnight hotel.
From Pokhara to Kathmandu here we have option by drive or by flight you can choose. By flight you can see the panoramic views of mountains near about Pokhara same mountain from on the way up but different view and natural variety and green forest and human habitat in Pokhara and Kathmandu from the sky. Analogous, when you choose bus, you can see the gorge, narrow, huge traffic on the way some times that’s why normally 8 hours bus drive if lot of traffic then more time and hilly road of Nepal rides in the bank of the Trishuli river. During the drive breakfast and lunch on the way in tourist restaurant and mostly restaurant is side of Trishuli river. Aarriving Kathmandu you can pass your time on your own and Discuss with friends and family about your experience in mountain and make laugh.

Further information please feel free to contact below without any hesitation.

Krishna Bahadur Adhikari
P.O.Box: 23044, Tarakeshwor-5, Lolang, Kathmandu, Nepal
Mobile No: +9779841433205
Phone No: +97715169092
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Annapurna Base Camp Treks Distance

Distance normally covers about 110km. You will have to stroll for 6 hours on common and cowl a distance of 10km on common per day. This path is a slightly handy path that will take you thru the rural placing of Nepal and close to the Annapurna mountain range.

Annapurna Base Camp Treks Difficulty

Most of your trek to Annapurna Base Camp is spent under 3,000m/ 10,000 feet. However, the terrain is challenging, with hundreds and heaps of stairs. The day out is now not regarded to be a hard trek because this trek is very adventurous and the key elements of the trek are to stroll gradual and steady. So this trek is regarded to be a average trek.

Annapurna Base Camp Treks Solo

We always advice not solo trek anywhere in Nepal because we have lot of history where travelers are lost. We recommend take guide for your trip secure and informative everyday and porter who carry your language for your trip full enjoy without any load and tired during your in mountain.

Annapurna Base Camp Treks Itinerary

We have one week (7 days) to 10 days trip there but is quite rush if you have time than better 14 days which is including hot spring in Jhinu one full day and more relaxed during your time in there with different areas or if you have only two weeks time also 12 days fine too. We arrange on your demand anytime let us know.

Short Annapurna Base Camp Treks Itinerary

If you have only very tired time in Nepal but interested to there than you most have to walk very strong and able to sleep over four thousand one night where you need capacity of digest altitude otherwise you get height sickness, so we suggest ascending smoothly and descending gently.

Annapurna Base Camp Treks Height

Height of Annapurna base camp is 4130 meters where you can see view in 360 degree angle with sunrise and sunset. Many trekkers from around the world are there every year. We are always heartily welcome you for your trip satisfaction once is not enough.

Annapurna Base Camp Treks Cost

We realize your budget when you inquiry and offer you affordable cost of your journey in there which is our advertise for next client from your personally recommend because of the gratify excursion in there. Write us message to know about.

Annapurna Base Camp Treks Map

Our trip design map is your dream hike to Annapurna base camp 7 days to 14 days where we mention distance for more informative of duration where you can explore many natural scenery. Along with distance, you can additionally get statistics on the trekking period and altitude.

Annapurna Base Camp Treks Equipment

We suggest following equipment for Annapurna base camp trekking.
1. Big bag with Lock including rain cover where you put your necessary cloth.
2. Day bag where you out your light necessary things.
3. T-shirts three because use alternative.
4. Long high neck with fleece which make warm.
5. Light weight puffy jacket over your fleece high neck if your feel chilly.
6. Rain jacket better top to bottom.
7. Rain Pants for more safe from rain.
8. Wind and water prove trekking boots 1 pair.
9. Underwear 4 pairs, socks 4 pairs, gloves 2 pairs, sunglasses 2 pairs if one of them is broken on the way in case, sun cream, sandal 1 pairs (use in the morning and evening when take out your shoes), 1 pair hat with neck cover and shade your face, gaiters protection small rock to your boots, minus 15 sleeping bag 1 pair, Towel 1 pair, Ear plugs few pairs because some people snoring these are our recommended gear.

Annapurna Base Camp Treks Photos

We have uncountable photos of Annapurna base camp give us message to see and always want to look because spectacular view on the way of your trekking in mountain where you watch of your attend.

Annapurna Base Camp Treks Video

Spectacular view of Annapurna Base Camp which you never seen give time to Nepal to reach in there.