Nepal ABC Trek-8 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an incredible trekking to the base of the third highest mountain in the world-Mount Annapurna. We hike through beautiful landscapes of forest, villages, pastures and isolated mountain hamlets. The majestic mountain views of Annapurna I, Annapurna south, Machhapuchchhre and Hiunchuli are amazing.
This is an easy and a less challenging trek in Nepal. Still, a good physical fitness is helpful because we do not acclimatization day on the trail. Annapurna base camp trek package is perfect for beginners, family, adults and seniors.
The 8 days Nepal trek to Annapurna Base Camp begins from Kathmandu to Pokhara. We further drive to beginning point of the trek, and continue trek to Annapurna base camp via Chhomrong, Deurali and MBC. The Annapurna Base Camp offers 360 degree view of the surrounding mountain peaks. The great view of the Himalayas creates an ever lasting moment once in a lifetime.
Jhinu Hot Spring is also an important point of ABC trek, as we spend a night before returning to Pokhara, city of nature and lakes.
Trekking Annapurna Base Camp Nepal is possible all year around. But Autumn and Spring are the best season. The weather and temperature is nice and warm in the day, yet colder in the morning and evening. The temperature of ABC trek mostly will be plus 28 degree to minus 15 degree, it depends on time of the year.
Why Nepal Annapurna Base Camp Trek
- Breathtaking mountain views along the trek
- Beautiful and traditional villages selected for meals and accommodation
- Beautiful green forests, various wildlife, natural hot spring
- Watch beautiful glaciers and waterfalls
Day 01Kathmandu -Pokhara (820m, 200km, 6-7 hour)-Australian Camp(2000m, 4km, 2 hours)
6/7 hour by drive, 4km, 2 hours trek AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Basic Tea house lodge
Get tourist ride to Pokhara for 6 hours and then drive by private car or cab to Kade, and trek for 4km in 2 hours to Australian camp for overnight stay.
Day 02Australian Camp to Chhomrong(1940m, 15km, 5-6 hour trek)
15km, 5-6 hour trek AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Basic Tea house lodge
Breakfast with enjoying the view of the Himalayas with sunrise and trek along the forest and village of Tolkha, Landruk and Jhinu Danda to Chhomrong.
Day 03Chhomrong to Bamboo (2500m, 12 km, 5-6 hours)
12 km, 5/6 hours AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Basic Tea house lodge
Breakfast and trek uphill and downhill trek to Bamboo via Sinuwa passing small villages, river and jungles for 6/7 hours, frequently gazing the great view of Annapurna and Fishtail mountains.
Day 04Bamboo to Deurali (3230 m, 10 km, 6 hours)
10 km, 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.
Day 05Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m, 9 km, 5 hours)
9 km, 5 hours AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Basic Tea house lodge
Breakfast and 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 is the final destination of this trip..
Day 06Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2,340m, 6 hours)
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.
Day 07Bamboo to Jhinu Hot Spring (1,780m, 16km, 7 hours)
16 km, 6/7 hours AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Basic Tea house lodge
Breakfast and continue trek down to Jhinu Hot Spring for 6 hours. Dip into the hot spring, feel relax after ABC trek.
Day 08Jhinu Hot Spring to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara (820m, 7 hours)
7 hours MAP Plan-Breakfast, & Lunch or Dinner Standard Accommodation Hotel in Pokhara
Breakfast and trek to Nayapul for 6 hours and drive back to Pokhara for 2 hours. 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 Sange -Nayapul-Pokhara-Kathmandu.
- 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 equipments 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.
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