Pokhara Annapurna Base Camp Trek-6 days ABC Trek is a short budget trek to Annapurna base camp from Pokhara. The trek gives you a wonderful natural and cultural experience. Pokhara to ABC trek is suitable for nature lovers and hike beginners with limited time. On the trail to Annapurna base camp, the Himalayan scenery is wonderful and magic.
This is an amazing walk through diverse landscapes of rich mountain vistas, terraces fields and quaint villages. Pokhara Annapurna Base Camp is the most popular trek in the world, take you also to the base of Fishtail. This is an easy trek in Nepal.
Pokhara to Annapurna base camp trek is one of the best ways to experience mountainous landscapes, culture and their everyday life while trekking to Annapurna Base Camp.
Why Pokhara Annapurna Base Camp Trek
- Enjoy close-up views of Annapurna I, Annapurna South and Machapuchare mountains
- Visit Annapurna Base Camp
- 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
6/7 hours AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Basic Tea house lodge
Receive by your guide at your hotel in Pokhara and drive to Siwai by Jeep for 3 hours and trek 10 km for 5 hours to Chhomrong.
8km, 7/8 hours AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Basic Tea house lodge
Our trail today, climb to reach the crest of the ridge and then around to built on the steep hillside and has a few shops and several tea-houses, wooden lodges and the whole village has stunning, prominent views towards Macchappuchare (Fish-Tail Peak). We leave Chhomrong along the Modi Khola leaving behind inhabited foothills into the high step and wooded slopes of Himalayas. We cross the suspension bridge then trek up to Sinuwa Danda. The ascent from Sinuwa becomes somewhat flatter. The trail passes through thick and dark rhododendron forest up to Khuldighar. Then, we descend a long and steep stone steps into deep bamboo and rhododendron forests through which we reach Bamboo.
8 km, 5-6 hrs AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Basic Tea house lodge
After breakfast, gentle climb of 1 ½ hrs walking, finally we reach our destination at Dovan, later crossing several avalanche chutes before reaching the small village of Himalaya Hotel for Lunch. As the altitude increases, forest gives way to alpine scrub and grasses. The valley walls steepen with the river raging far below. Explore the cave at Hinku before crossing a ravine and major avalanche track prior to reaching Deurali.
7 km, 4-5 hrs trek AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Basic Tea house lodge
After breakfast, out trek continue through the breathtaking views into the sacred Annapurna Sanctuary gradually appear as the trail heads over a ridge and climbs to the Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3,700m/12,136ft). Another two hours slow walk up grassy slopes leads to the Annapurna Base Camp hotels on the Annapurna South glacial moraine: some 3,900m/12,800ft beneath the peaks crowning the surrounding ice walls.
15km, 8-9 hrs AP Plan-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Basic Tea house lodge
A pre-dawn wake up call promises unforgettable views and photo opportunities from the rim of the glacier. A circle of peaks from Hiunchuli, past Annapurna South to the vast ice wall topped by Annapurna I (8,097m/26,566ft) and Khangsar Kang tower above you, round to Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhare. Below, in its U-shaped valley the glacier grinds relentlessly. After breakfast, retrace your steps down to Sinuwa for a hot shower and more comfortable night.
12km 7-8 hrs trek, 2- 3hrs drive MAP Plan-Breakfast, & Lunch or Dinner Standard Accommodation Hotel in Pokhara
After breakfast, drop to the Chhomrong Khola and climb the stone staircases to Chhomrong. Then descend steeply to Jhinu Danda for Lunch. Cross the Modi Khola on a suspension bridge and trek through shady forest to Siwai(1,150m) and by a jeep to Pokhara. An hour’s off road drive leads to Nayapul and the paved road 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 Pokhara-Birethati-Siwai-Pokhara.
- Basic twin sharing teahouse accomodation during trek.
- 3 timels 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
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Accommodation
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.
Meals on Annapurna Base Camp Trek
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.
Weather & Temperature on ABC 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.
Annapurna Trekking Equipment
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.
It is possible to take hot shower at the lower part of the trek, and bucket hot water shower at higher part of the trek. You have to pay extra cost for it.
You can use ATM and credit card only in Kathandu and Pokhara. It is not possible to use ATM and credit card during the trek. It is nice to carry enough cash with you on the trekking.
The hotel in Kathmandu provides the free storage services. So you can leave all your items that are not required for the trekking at your hotel or you can leave in our office too.
The tipping is not compulsory but mandatory. It depends on service of guide and porter. The minimum tips is 10 percent of the total trip payment.
Yes and of course, all our group departure are guaranteed to run. We run the trip if you are alone there at the same cost with same service.
Yes, it is possible to charge electric device during the trek, but it needs to pay addtional cost of RS 150 to Rs 300 per hour. Please kingly bring two and three pin travel adapters. You can also buy the adapters in electronic shops in Kathmandu.
You will drive by bus or jeep or taxi or car on the road and walk on foot in the trekking meas foot journey.