Annapurna Base Camp Trek-8 day trek to Annapurna base camp is the most popular, medium-length trekking in Annapurna region. The trek takes you straight up to Annapurna base camp, heart of the majestic Himalayas. Annapurna Base Camp is the final point of the trek and also the world's famous trekking destination. You are rewarded by 360 degree view of the gorgeous Himalayas view at Annapurna base camp.
The 8 days trekking to Annapurna base camp starts from Nayapul with a short drive from Pokhara. We then walk up through terrace fields, local villages and rhododendron forests. The trails also past the sparkling stream and beautiful waterfalls.
The once in a lifetime journey moves up to Modi valley and the Annapurna Sanctuary. The mountains views on the trail is amazing. Also the waterfalls tumbling down into the thunder of the stream underneath is gorgeous. As we trek up, the gorge extends further from Machhapuchhare base camp(MBC) to the Annapurna South glacier. You can complete the Annapurna Base Camp Trek in 8 days from Kathmandu if you are physically and mentally fit.
Why Trek Annapurna Base Camp Trekking
- The best short trek to Annapurna base camp.
- Suitable for family with children, solo, couple and small group trek
- A good trek if you are short on time for long treks in Nepal.
5/7 hours BB Plan-Breakfast Standard Hotel Accommodation in Pokhara
Comfortable tourist bus ride on windy highway along the Trisuli River with breathtaking view of waterfalls, river, jungle, hamlets higher up on the hills, terraced fields with seasonal crops to Pokhara, it takes 5/6 hours drive.
5/6 hours AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Basic Tea house lodge
Breakfast then drive to Nayapul by bus or cab or private vehicle, and uphill trek to Ghandruk for 5/6 hour with great view of the Annapurna Himalayas.
6/7 hours AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Basic Tea house lodge
After having breakfast and trek uphill and downhill trek to Sinuwa passing small villages, river and jungles for 6/7 hours, frequently gazing the great view of Annapurna and Fishtail mountains.
6 Hours AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Basic Tea house lodge
Breakfast and trek for 6 hours mostly on the forest of bamboo, rhododendron and oak forest with the pleasant view of waterfall, temple and cave.
5 hours AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Basic Tea house lodge
Trek for 4/5 hours to Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Enjoy the great view of Annapurna glacier and 360 degree Himalayas surrounds the Annapurna base camp.
6 hours AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Basic Tea house lodge
Early morning wake up and enjoy the spectacular view of Annapurna with other surrounding peaks, breakfast and trek down to Bamboo.
5 hours AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Basic Tea house lodge
Breakfast and continue trek down to Jhinu Hot Spring takes 5 hours. Dip into the hot spring, feel relax after ABC trek
7 hours MAP-Breakfast, & Lunch or Dinner Standard hotel accommodation
Breakfast, and trek down to Nayapul takes around 5/6 hours and drive back to Pokhara.
Full fledged Cost
- Airport transfer - hotel/airport/hotel
- Twin sharing standard hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu before and after trek we can book only on your request.
- Road transfer cost -from trekking start to end point to Kathmandu-Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara.
- Basic twin sharing tea house accommodation during trek.
- 3 times meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
- English Speaking guide and all his expenses during the trek like his transfer, insurance, salary, meals and accommodation.
- All Trekking permit -ACAP Permit, local government taxes and TIMS card.
- All government taxes, vat, company service charge.
What's not included?
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Travel Insurance in case of emergency for rescue and other medication.
- Nepal visa fee
- All kind of hot and cold drinks - coke, fanta, beer, whisky, bottle of water, hot water, tea, coffee etc.
- All personal trekking equipment like down jacket and sleeping bag etc.
- Porter to carry your backpack/luggage.
- Tips for guide and porter
- Personal expenses like wifi, hot shower, telephone, battery charge fee.
- Upgraded lodge accommodation like room with private toilet and bathroom during the trek.
- All the cost not mention on above cost includes.
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Weather & Temperature on Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Weather/Temperature in Summer like June, July, and August is hot, and sunny. In the day time, temperature will be 20 to 30 degree and in the night temperature will be -3 to 10 degree. It rains a lot at this time of year.
Weather/Temperature in Autumn like September to November is moderate means neither hot nor cold. Cozy sunny day with clear and blue sky. In the day time, temperature will be 15 to 25 degree and in the night temperature will be -8 to 10 degree. Monsoon ends at this time of year.
Weather/Temperature in Winter like December, January and February. The coldest of all the months throughout the year. Mild sunny day with crystal clear views with blue sky. In the day time, temperature will be 10 to 18 degree and in the night temperature will be -5 to -15 degree. There possibly snowfall at this time of the year.
Weather/Temperature in Spring like March/April/ May is perfect. Sunny day with hot temperature. In the day time, temperature will be 18 to 28 degree and in the night temperature will be -3 to 15 degree.
Accommodation on Trekking Annapurna Base Camp
Accommodation on Annapurna Base Camp Trek Trail will be basic teahouses or guesthouses. Two separate beds in a room with common toilet and bathroom outside room. The higher we go up, the dormitory room with 3 to 5 beds in a room. The room is neat and clean. Bucket or hot shower is available, but it costs extra. In the lower part of the trek, it is possible to have room with private toilet and bathroom.
Food on ABC Trekking Trail
You can get simple meals like Nepal, Indian, Continental and Chinese food during the trek.The omelets, toast, boiled eggs, noodle soup, fried rice, macaroni, mo mo, vegetarian curries, pizza or chowmin, Dalbhat, porridge, Muesli, cornflakes, tea or coffee and breads are some common meals on trekking. Veg and non Veg items are available but will not recommend non veg food on trek because the meat is stale and not fresh.
Trekking Equipment on ABC trek
Proper preparation and good trekking equipment is necessary. It is also possible to buy/rent trekking gear at affordable price in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Below is the necessary trekking equipment lists.
Extra layers, gloves, wind breaker and poncho
Lip Balm with Sunscreen
Broad brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection)
Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference)
Water Bottles or Camel Back
Headlamp with extra batteries
Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
Umbrella (works great in a light rain or to protect from the sun)
Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
Trekking Poles (optional)
Thermos (optional for hot beverages)
Head & Hands
Wide brimmed hat
Wool hat (Should cover ears)/Balaclava
Insulated Wool/Down Mittens
Body & Leg/
Long sleeve T-shirts (2)
Moisture T-shirts (1)
Long underwear pants (2)
Underwear (5 to 7)
Heavy Fleece/Down Jacket
Long sleeve shirts (2)
Trekking Pants (2)
Gore Tex Waterproof Jacket with hood
Rain Poncho that covers your day pack
Hiking boots with ankle support
Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes
Plastic bag to carry spare shoes
Hiking socks (10)
Sock Liners (optional)
Sleeping bag rated to -20° degree centigrade
Sleeping bag liner (optional)
Sleeping bag stuff sack
Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear (we provide this for the trek)
Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail
Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and day pack
Waterproof cover for day pack
Dry Bags in several sizes
Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes
First Aid Kit/Toiletries
Advil or Ibuprofen
Diamox (for altitude sickness)
Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)
Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea)
Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)
Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant…)
Panty Liners and Tampons
Ear plugs for sleeping
Money & Paperwork
Passport (needed at entry gate for registration)
One Passport Size Photo (Needed for trekking permit
Portable Solar Charger
Journal, pen and paper
Yes and of course, this is a moderate grade trek. 8 day trek in Annapurna Base Camp Trek Package is for trekking beginners.
The packing limit will be 12 to 15 kg on the big packs or rucksack carried by helper or porter.
Yes, there are electricity/power in the most tea houses. But no heating in the room. The charging is only possible in the dining room paying charging cost range RS 150 to RS 300 per hours.
Yes, Insurance is compulsory. It needs to covers rescue and other medication expenses in case of emergency.
The trek is possible all year round, but Autumn (September to November) and Spring (March to May), are the best time of year as the sky is clear to see the Himalayan range.
In case of emergency if someone get sick in the group, s/he will descend back with the porter or Sherpa and it is very serious evacuation by helicopter to Kathmandu hospital. The rest of the group can continue their trek.
It is nice jogging regularly, yoga, Gym and Aerobic to prepare for the trek.
There will be 2 to 12 people in the group of ages between 18 and 65 years, fixed up different nationals.
The trek difficulty level is moderate, and a good fitness level and sound health is required.
The ABC trek is not dangerous, but be careful of upcoming avalanche while trekking in winter to ABC
There are internet and telephone facility along the trekking trail. The network signal is not that much good, and the internet speed is also slow.