7 days Annapurna base camp trek

Worldwide popular trek, Annapurna Base Camp lies in the Annapurna region of Nepal, where thousands of tourists flock to admire the stunning views of mountains: Annapurna 1 (8,091m), Annapurna South (7,273m), The Glacier Dome, Gangapurna (7,454m), The Unclimbed Fang (7,647m), and The Fishtail Peak of Machhapucchare (6,997m).

This 7 days Annapurna base camp trek starts from the beautiful city of lakes - Pokhara, passes through several colorful Gurung villages such as Ghandruk, Chhomorong and reaching the Fishtail Base Camp on the way to the ultimate Annapurna base camp.

The Annapurna base camp trek is the complete blend of the relatively easy trail with beautiful landscapes leading to spectacular scenery. Within the few days of the trek, you will be able to view the marvellous range of Himalayan vista, including Annapurna III (7,555 m), Machhapuchhre (6,993 m),Gangapurna (7,454 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), Singu Chuli (6,501 m), Annapurna I (8,091 m), Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Baraha Shikhar (7,647 m), Nilgiri South (6,839 m), Tukuche (6,920 m), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Manaslu (8,163 m) and other surrounding mountain peaks.

The Annapurna Base camp trek is a very diverse trek proffering with varying landscapes of lush green meadows, dense forests and close up views of Annapurna mastiffs. Passing through Gurung villages, this trail is less strenuous and comparatively shorter. Anyone physically fit irrespective of age can easily complete this trek within the Annapurna region. Altitude is not much of the problem while on this trek. Though the trail elevates up to 4,130m, risks of altitude sickness are very low due to the length of the trek and adequate time for acclimatization.

The 7-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary is for trekkers seeking to trek to the base camp of Annapurna within a limited time frame. Experience traversing through Nepali traditional villages alongside Annapurna ranges with Annapurna base camp trek!
Trip Code: 7DABCT33
Starts: Pokhara
Finishes: Pokhara
Duration: 7 Days
Difficulty: Easy
Group Size: 1 - 14
Age: Minimum 16
Seasons: Mar-Apr,Sep-Nov
Elevation: 4200m/ 13779.5ft
Trip Views: 766
Activities: Trekking
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Travel Style: Budget check Confortable Luxury


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Breakfast: 7
Lunch: 7
Dinner: 7
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Guesthouse: 7 Night(s)
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Trip Facts

  • Annapurna was first explored by the British Adventure Col.James O.M. "Jimmy" Roberts in the year1956 and exposed to the world as the "Sanctuary of Gods"
  • Mount Annapurna is the tenth highest peak in the world and the journey to its Base Camp which is at the elevation of 4130m is one of the most popular walks on earth
  • Get chance to see wild animals like Himalayan Thar, Musk Deer, Leopards as well as different species of Birds
  • Proffers splendid views of Mount Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Nilgiri (7,041m), Fishtail or Machhapuchhre (6,998m), Mount Annapurna I (8,091m), Mount Annapurna II (7,939m), Mount Annapurna III (7,555m), Mount Annapurna IV (7,525m), Mount Annapurna South (7,219m), Mount Himchuli (6,441m), Lamjung Himal (6,986m), Tukuche Peak (6,920m).
  • Scenic hike across typical Gurung Villages
  • Explores ethnic groups and the interesting cultures of Gurungs, Magars, Thakalis

Why this Trip

  • A short day trek to Annapurna Base Camp is for those people who want to visit the beautiful places of Annapurna region; Ghandruk Village, Poon Hill, Annapurna Base Camp, etc. within a short period of time enjoying the breathtaking views of mountains.

speaker_notes Trip Notes

  • • We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
  • • What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
  • • A trekking permit is a must to travel to controlled areas. Permit, however, is issued only to groups. Individual trekkers will not be issued trekking permit.

Location

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Brief Itinerary

  • placeDAY 1 : POKHARA TO GHANDRUK (5-6HRS), TREK TO GHANDRUK VILLAGE (2HRS)
    Today after breakfast we will start our trip from Pokhara to Ghandruk bus stop drive which will take 5-6 hrs. After we reach at the Ghandruk bus stop, we will hike towards the Ghandruk village. Ghandruk village is the largest Gurung Village’s rich in its unique Gurung culture and tradition. We can also get to observe the scenic views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna III, Hiunchuli and other mountains from the viewpoint of Ghandruk. We stay at the beautiful Gurung Village in Ghandruk tonight.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

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  • placeDAY 2 : TREK TO CHHOMRONG (2100M), 5 HRS
    With the beautiful views of Annapurna South and Fishtail Mountain today we descend steeply to the valley basin at Ghurjung River. We from here Climb along the mountain side to Chhomrong which is situated high up on the mountain ridge. Chhomrong is a Cultural village of Gurung people. The village boats the majestic view of Annapurna South (7,219 m), Fishtail (6,993 m).

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

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  • placeDAY 3 : TREK TO HIMALAYA HOTEL (2920M), 6HRS
    After breakfast today we start our drive towards the Himalaya Hotel. Crossing the Dovan village and Modi khola we will reach our today’s destination after 6 hrs trek from the Chhomrong.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 4 : TREK TO ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP (4200M), 6HRS
    Today we will reach the ultimate destination which we sought after. We hit the trail from Deurali to Fishtail base camp, which is an avalanche prone area. It will take about 3 hrs to get to fish tail base camp at 3,700 m. From Fishtail the trail to Annapurna base camp, climbs gradually to the snowfield and meanders around the edge of glacier. At Base Camp we are blessed with the 360 degree view of highest mountains in the world.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 5 : TREK TO SINUWA (2340M), 4HRS
    After accomplishing the Annapurna Base camp we head down slowly to Sinuwa with the refreshment of lovely sunrise. Before we reach Sinuwa we will cross the Bamboo. 4 hrs treks from the base camp we will reach the Sinuwa village.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

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  • placeDAY 6 : TREK TO JHINU (1500M), 4HRS
    Today we come down to the Jhinu Danda which is the awesome place to spend the night. In this place, we relax in a natural hot spring to relief the muscle pain and stress which is the perfect way to end the trek.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 7 : TREK TO NAYAPUL, DRIVE TO POKHARA
    From Jhinu, we trek to Nayapul and from Nayapul we drive back to Pokhara. We explore the Pokhara city which is very famous among the tourists.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

  • Detail Inclusions
    • Accommodation during trek
    • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek
    • Authorized English speaking guide/porter(3:1)
    • Transfer to Ghandruk and Nayapul to Pokhara by tourist bus
    • Equipment and clothing for porters including their insurance
    • All applicable government tax
    • All necessary paperwork including Annapurna Conservation Area permit fees (ACAP) and Trekkers' Information Management System fees (TIMS)
  • Complimentary
    • Map of Annapurna Region
    • Sim card service
    • Souvenir from Nepal
    • Photos and videoes of the trip
    • Certificate of appreciation
  • Exclusions
    • International flights; Nepalese visa fee
    • Extra night accommodation in Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure or due to any reason other than the scheduled itinerary
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Personal expenses
    • Tips for guide(s)/porter(s) and driver(s)


FAQS

  • 1. What is the overnight accommodation like ?
    During the trek we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay for our clients, whatever is available and accessible.
  • 2. How big are the groups ?
    We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 14 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
  • 4. Can I do solo trek ?
    Nepal is a safe country for anyone who wants to explore on their own although professional guidance is highly recommended by our team for the safety in remote mountainous lands.
  • 4. Is Travelling in ABC safe for women ?
    Yes, Nepal can proudly boast as one of the safest countries in South Asia for women, you will find people very friendly and respectful especially towards women. Annapurna is one of the most visited trekking areas in Nepal and in the world. In general, locals are very respectful and welcoming.
  • 5. What about security during trekking ?
    We make sure to take security measures during trek to make your trip delightful. We hire experienced and license holding guides to safeguard your life in mountains. We suggest you to follow the guide’s instruction carefully and take responsibility for personal belongings. Always keep your valued belongings near you and lock the door from inside during the night.
  • 6. What sort of food can I expect in trekking ?
    ABC is very popular trekking region among the trekkers hence this region provides a wide range of delicious western meals like Pasta, noodles, pizzas, bread, soup etc. potatoes grown in this region are very delicious which is loved by all the trekkers. Dal Bhat (Rice, Lentils and Vegetables) are a great way to gain energy for the strenuous trek.
  • 7. Is the drinking water safe in trekking region ?
    There are plenty of water stations on each stop on the route. You can easily fill up the bottle from the open taps. We recommend that you bring water purifier tablets with you or at least get it from Kathmandu before you depart for trekking. You can also buy mineral waters but we usually recommend tap water which is pure and it helps us not promoting plastic bottled water.
  • 9. What mode of transportation do you use ?
    We use tourist bus for transfer from Pokhara to Ghadruk and Nayapul to Pokhara.
  • 9. What is the best season for trekking in ABC ?
    ABC can be trekked all year around excluding monsoon season. February to June and Mid September to December are the best time to do this trek, although in winter, it is difficult to trek in snow and harsh cold.
  • 10. Will I be taken care of during emergency ?
    Before coming to Nepal make sure that you are covered by insurance for about 5500 meters. In the case of an emergency like altitude sickness, dehydration or any medical condition ask your tour leader to contact us ASAP so that we can manage helicopter for the rescue. You then will be transferred to hospital for the treatment.
  • 11. What is appropriate dress for trekking ?
    Trekking is a tiresome activity that requires a lot of physical movement so pack your active wears and trekking pants for at lower altitudes. Weather at high altitude is unpredictable so carry a lightweight waterproof jacket along with thick down jacket, pant, and thermal innerwear t to escape the severe cold. Needless to say that, Good shoes are very important for trekking in rough and snowy terrain, so invest on good quality shoes or rent it from us at a minimum price. As you are trekking in remote village try to wear modest clothes to quickly gel up with the local people without hesitation.
  • 12. Is it possible to alternate or change the day trips ?
    We customize the trip according to your preference but if you need to change plan during the trek consult the guide.
  • 13. Are we sure to get room while trekking in peak season ?
    We contact the lodge/guest house owner for reservation of the room before trekking on a particular day. On other days, porters will reach the destination on advance and book the rooms for you. But there are always going to be exceptions. Even in those cases, we may have to be flexible about very basic sleeping arrangements. We always try to make sure that we have everything well arranged.
  • 14. Are your guides reliable and certified ?
    All our Guides are trekking experts holding license from Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Government. They are the most valuable assets of the company. Guides know the trekking route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety in the mountains.
  • 15. How can I charge my electronics during the trip ?
    While trekking in higher lands you need to pay for charging the electronics upon request to the owner. The best idea always is to bring your power bank with you. It's easier and cheaper.
  • 16. Is there any communication while we are on trekking ?
    While trekking in ABC you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse owner after paying the price directly.
  • 17. Can I add extra days to my trekking trip ?
    If you need extra day to complete the trekking, you'll need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trekking can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guides' schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really don't recommend this to our clients unless there's an emergency cases. But it's true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
  • 18. What immunizations will I need ?
    Before coming to Nepal make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio, and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trekking without any complication.
  • 19. How far do I trek each day ?
    Usually, we have to walk about 7-9 hours a day. But it shouldn't be taken as certain thing. Because number of hours of walk really depend on clients' speed. So it's really relative.
  • 20. How will my booking be processed ?
    To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.
  • 21. Do we need to carry our bags by our self or you will provide porters ?
    You have to carry your personal bags with water bottle and medicines remaining bags will be carried by porters to make you easy to trek. The weight limit for porters is 15 KG.

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