Annapurna Base Camp Trek-9 days trekking to Annapurna base camp(ABC) offers an amazing mountain views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Fishtail. The trek also known as ABC hike through rhododendron forests, mountain villages and farmlands. This is an area of Gurung, the great warriors, famous for their warm hospitality. The final travel destinations of the trip is to the Annapurna Base Camp offers 360 degree stunning view of the Himalayas.
Jhinu Hot Spring is another highlights of ABC trekking as we spend a night before returning to Pokhara. So, enjoy the nature and culture of Annapurna region, capturing the best pictures on your camera and also keeping wonderful memories of the trek in mind. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is possible in 9 days if you have a good fitness level and able to walk 6 hour a day.
The trek is possible all year around but March April, May, June, September, October, November, December are the best time trek in Annapurna base camp. Winter is colder at Annapurna Base Camp, so please kindly bring warm enough clothes with you. Sleeping bag and down jacket are necessary. The blooming rhododendron forests is an additional present if you trek in Spring from March to May to Annapurna base camp. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek-9 day package is an ideal option if you are on a tight holidays in Nepal trekking.
Why Annapurna Base Camp Trekking
- Plenty of cultural exploration at Gurung village of Ghandruk
- Excellent panoramic sunrise and sunset views on the trail
- Enjoy mesmerizing 360-degree mountain views from Annapurna base camp.
Day 1Kathmandu to Pokhara(200 km, 6-7 hours drive)
6/7 hours BB Plan- Breakfast Standard Accommodation Hotel in Pokhara
Breakfast and get tourist bus ride to Pokhara. A scenic 6-7 hours drive stop for breakfast and lunch on overland travel to Pokhara.
Day 2Pokhara to Ghandruk(2000m)
12 km, 6/7 hours AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Basic Tea house lodge
Breakfast and drive to Nayapul and trek for 12 km uphill trek to Ghandruk, the home to Gorkha offers a great view of Annapurna and Fishtail.
Day 3Ghandruk to Chhomrong(2100m, 15km, 6 hours)
15km, 6 hours AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Basic Tea house lodge
Breakfast and trek to Annapurna Base Camp via MBC. At ABC you are in the mountain world, and you are sourrounded by 360 angle mountains.Afternoon enjoy and relax overlooking Annapurna I (8,091m) Annapurna South (7,219m), Gangapurna (7,455m) and Annapurna III (7,555m) including to Mt. Machhapuchare(6,790m) stretches up towards Tent Peak / Tharpu Chuli and Fluted Peak or Singu Chuli. Stay night at guest house.
Day 4Chhomrong to Bamboo(2600m, 13km, 7 hours)
13km, 7 hours AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Standard hotel in Pokhara
Wake up with the sunrise, and enjoy the beauty of Annapurna mountain and the surrounding peaks, glacier, breakfast and helicopter fly back to Pokhara.
Day 05Bamboo to Deuarali(3200m, 10km, 6 hours)
10km, 6 hours AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Basic Tea house lodge
Breakast and trek for 6 hours uphill trail through the forest of bamboo and oak on the cascading valley.
Day 06Deurali to ABC(4100m, 9km, 6 hours)
9 km, 6 hours AP Plan-Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner Basic Tea house lodge
Breakfast and get ready to our final destination of the trip to Annapurna Base Camp, a great bowling valley surrounded by 360 degree mountains.
Day 07ABC to Bamboo
4/5 hours AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Basic Tea house lodge
Wake up early in the morning to enjoy the view of Mount Annapurna with the sunrise and glacier and the Mount Fistail is the opposite of its and return downhill trek to Bamboo.
Day 08Bamboo to Jhinu Hot Spring(1800m, 16km, 7 hours)
16 km, 7 hours AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Basic Tea house lodge
Breakfast and trek back to Jhinu Hot Spring is one of the highlight of Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Dip into the natural hot spring pool and feel relax after the Annapurna base Camp Trek.
Day 09Jhinu Danda to Pokhara(850m, 10 km, 8 hour)
10 km, 8 hour MAP Plan-Breakfast & Lunch or Dinner Standard Accommodation Hotel in Pokhara
Brekfast and trek 10 km for 5 hours to Siwai and drive 60 km for 3 hours via Nayapul and Birethanti to Pokhara. Stay night in Pokahra. The trip ends.
- 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/to trek start/end point to Pokhara-Siwai-ABC-Pokhara
- Helicopter facilities in case of emergency or as per itinerary client requirement .
- 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 emergencey 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 equipmenets 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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Teahouse Accommodation on ABC Trek
The basic tea houses are available on the trek for boarding/lodging. Tea house is a small hotels, find in local villages that offer food and accommodation. Small two bed rooms are shared with 2 trekkers. Common western style sharing toilet and bathroom is running cold water. Also the hot shower is also available by paying extra cost for it. In some places, private room is possible with paying an extra cost. In the busy season of the year like Oct-Nov and March-April, it is generally impossible to arrange private rooms even if you are willing to pay extra cost due to the lack of room, and the number of hotel is very limited in the mountains.
Meals/Food during Annapurna base camp trek
Well, you will get three times meals on a day in the trek. The foods like omelets, toast, boiled eggs, noodle soup, fried rice, macaroni, Mo-Mo, vegetable curry, pizza, fried noodle, Dalbhat and Tibetan bread etc. you can choose from menu. Vegetarian meals are always a good choice. Meat on the trek is not hygienic, nice to stick on vegetarian meals on the trek. The drinks like coke, beer, hot water, tea, coffee, chocolate and snacks are available at the teahouse, you need to pay extra cost for it.
Weather and Temperature on ABC Trek.
You know, Jun, July and August are rainy seasons in Nepal. This is not the recommended time of year trekking ABC, no good visibility of the mountain. It rains any time of the day. The temperature will be minus 3 degree to plus 5 degree.
Autumn and Spring are best seasons, trek to Annapurna base camp Nepal. The weather is nice and warm with blue sky and clear view of the mountain. The day is sunny at this time. Temperature will be minus 6 degree to plus 25 degree.
Annapurna base camp trek is still possible in winter too, though the temperature is pretty cold and snow falls in the mountain. The mountain views are supper amazing, and mountain is shining from morning to evening. The temperature will be plus 4 to minus 20 degree on the trek as you are in high altitude.
Gear/Equipment Lists of Nepal ABC Trek
Right gear/equipment will give a great trekking experience. It is also possible to buy/rent trekking gear in Kathmandu and Pokhara Nepal. Below is our recommended trek gear/equipment list.
Extra layers, gloves, wind breaker and poncho
Hat or bandana for sun protection
Iodine Water Tablets
Water Bottles or Camel Back
Headlamp with extra batteries
Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
Trekking Poles (optional)
Wide brimmed hat
Wool hat (Should cover ears)/Balaclava
Insulated Wool/Down Mittens
Moisture wicking long sleeve T-shirts (2)
Moisture wicking T-shirts (1)
Long underwear pants (2)
Underwear (5 to 7)
Heavy Fleece/Down Jacket
Long sleeve shirts (2)
Trekking Pants (2)
Goretex 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)
Sleeping bag rated to -20° degree centigrade
Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear
Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail
Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and day pack
Waterproof cover for daypack
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
Toothbrush and Toothpaste
Passport (needed at entry gate for registration)
Passport Size Photos
Portable Solar Charger
Journal, pen and paper
Yes, and of course, ABC trek is possible if you have not trekked before. The trek is the best for beginners as this is a moderate grade trek.
You need to carry a good-sized of daypack so that you can put your personal belonging items like water, camera, snacks, sunscreen, hat, a fleece jacket and gloves. Porter will carry your big rucksack/double bag up to 12kg.
Well, and yes there is electricity in the most tea houses, but no heating in the room. There will be solar panel at Deurali, MBC and ABC. Charging battery is possible in the dining room by paying cost, ranges USD 1 to 2 USD per hour.
Yes and Well, travel insurance is compulsory, trekking to Annapurna Base Camp Nepal. Injury and altitude sickness is far too common on the trek. Make sure, your travel insurance covers Helicopter evacuation and other medical expenses in case of emergency.
Well, Autumn like September to November and Spring from March to May are the best seasons. At this time of the year, the weather is clear with blue sky, day is sunny, temperature is nice and warm, the mountain view is crystal clear.
Well, if someone get sick in the group, then we will send him/her back to the lower altitude with a porter/guide. The rest of the group will continue their trek to ABC. In the emergency case, we do evacuate/rescue him by helicopter to hospital in Kathmandu.
Well, there is no particular way to train it. Running, walking, swimming, hiking, yoga, cycling and regular exercise is helpful for ABC trek.
Well, there will be minimum 2 to 12 people maximum in the group, a mix of individuals, couples or friends of ages 20's to 60's. The group comprises of different nationalities
Well, the trek difficulty to Annapurna base camp is moderate grade, so a good fitness is helpful to enjoy the ABC trek Nepal.
Well, Wi-fi and telephone network might not work everywhere and also for many days. However, most of the guest houses offer Wi-fi with paying charge/cost.
Well and Yes, you can get hot shower at the guest houses but you need to pay extra for it. Bucket hot water shower is possible at higher elevations like MBC and ABC with paying extra cost.
Well, you can use your credit card in Kathmandu and Pokhara for paying. The card does not work on the trek, so please make sure you are carrying enough cash in Nepalese rupees in the trek. You can cash out from ATM machine by using your card in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Well, all hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara provides free luggage storage service. So you can leave all unnecessary items/bag at your hotel. It is also possible to leave at your office too.
Well, tip is not required, but a small gesture of thanks to your guide and local porter is nice. The level of tip reflect the level of satisfaction with your guide. However, we recommend you to spend minimum 10% of your total trip cost, tipping guide and porter. You can give more if you are happy with their service. There is no bar for tipping more if you want.
Well and of course, all group trek departure is guaranteed to run. We never cancel the trek due to lack of enough participants. We do operate the trek for single person as a private at very minimum additional cost.
Well, the charging facility is available at teahouse reception by paying some extra charges. Please kindly bring TWO and THREE pin travel adapters. You can also buy adapters at electronic shops in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Our guide will help you for this.