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Annapurna Base Camp Trek -9 Days

Nepal, Annapurna Trekking

Annapurna Base camp trek ( ABC)
Trip Facts
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Trip Dration 11 Days
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Trekking Duration 7 Days
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Best Time March / April and November
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Grade Modrate


Annapurna Base camp trek is  famous for Himalaya hiker  because of  Mount Annapurna , The 8th World Highest peak. The elevation 8,091 m (26,545 ft) Every year thousand of visitor visit the Annapurna base camp for Outstanding Annapurna mountain  view and Ice glacier

The Annapurna Base camp trekking is  second most favored trekking destination after Everest Base Camp Trek, This trek traverses through quaint settlements and villages of Annapurna Sanctuary. Nestled deep into the heart of Annapurna Conservation Area (ACAP) this trek is moderate considering the final elevation of Annapurna Base Camp(ABC) (4130m / 13549 ft).

The trail to Annapurna Base camp  is filled with enthralling experience and tranquil ambiance of nature. You may immerse yourself in the typical culture of the natives residing in the region, especially, Chomrong, which is home to hundreds of houses. Whether you’re a beginner who wants to explore the wilderness or a professional who wants to enjoy the serenity of culture, food, geography and nature, Annapurna Base Camp Trek satisfies your trekking needs. This trek is distinguished by its diverse landscape, which changes seemingly with the slightest altitude change. From civilization to vegetation, from food to geography, this trek has it all.

The surreal journey to Annapurna Base Camp is both fulfilling and adventurous. You pass through various lower-altitude villages inhabited by Brahmins and Chettris as you make your way up the mountain, but the higher elevated section is inhabited by Gurungs and Magars. The tea houses you pass through offers a variety of cuisines, specially Tibetan and Nepalese dishes You are required to strictly adhere to the conservation area’s rules and norms while visiting Annapurna Base Camp, it is strictly forbidden to consume or take meat products there.

This Annapurna base camp trek 9 days itinerary  begins from the submissive city of Pokhara. We follow through Pokhara-Muktinath Highway headed further west from Pokhara towards Nayapul and drive further towards Jhinu, our start point of the trek. Jhinu resembles a typical Nepali village with vernacular architecture houses, The trek then following ascends through small Gurung settlements: Chomrong, Sinuwa, Dovan, Deurali, Machhapuchre Base Camp before reaching the your ultimate destination; Annapurna Base Camp.

Attraction of the Trip

Annapurna Sanctuary comes off as one of the most naturally rewarding areas. From the submissive city of Pokhara to natural host springs to raging mountain river, quaint villages and diverse flora fauna, Annapurna provides it all. As a matter of perspective, the major attraction of Annapurna Base Camp Trek are:

  1. Picturesque Mountain Vista:

The Annapurna Sanctuary is home to some of the most amazing Himalayan mountains. The  alluring vistas of Annapurna range is appreciated by any traveller in the region. Annapurna range consists of one peak over 8000 metres, Annapurna I (8091m), 13 peaks over 7000 metres and 16 peaks over 6000 metres. There are multiple raging rivers originating from Annapurna massifs, to the north east from Manang region originates Marsyangdi river, to the south of the range flows Seti River, and to the north originates tributaries of Kali Gandaki river.

  1. Unique Culture and Traditions:

The trek to Annapurna Base Camp pierces through sparsely located small Gurung and Magar settlements. You are bound to experience unique culture and walk of life of these people. These tribe of people have a distinct food habit and their culture is also typical relative to other group of people in Nepal. Chomrong, Ghandruk, Ghorepani, Jhinu are amongst the dense settlement of Gurung and Magars during Annapurna Base Camp Trek,

  1. Hot Water Springs:

There is source of hot water spring or geo thermal spring along the trail to Annapurna Base Camp. Jhinu dada is your stopover during the trek which is also the last village that is accessible by roadways. There is a small pool created from the underground water source in order for people to bath in. It is believed that hot spring water has healing properties, aids in curing skin problems and reduces joint problems.

  1. Diverse Landscapes:

The elevation range during your trek ranges from 800 metres in Pokhara to 4130 metres at Annapurna Base Camp. The topographic variation during the trek observed will be from Tropical to Oak and Rhododendrons forests in the mid hills to Alpine like climate at the base camp. Within a span of 8-10 days you will experience sub-tropical to alpine climate within the trek. Furthermore, the flora and fauna within the trek also is diverse and variated.


  1. Annapurna Conservation Area:

Annapurna Conservation Area spans a total of 7629 sq km all across the Annapurna Mountains. It reaches Manang in west, Myagdi to the east, Mustang region to the north and Pokhara to the south. Annapurna Base Camp trek pierces through the core areas of Annapurna Conservation Area. There are usual sightings of 1,226 species of flowering plants, 105 mammals, 518 birds, 40 reptiles and 23 amphibians.

Best season for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is best enjoyed during Spring and Autumn for it is the time the temperature is mild and the weather window is fabulous.. Nepal is bestowed with 4 major weather patterns: Spring (March-May), Autumn ( Sept- Nov), Summer/Monsoon ( June- August), Winter ( Dec-Feb). Summer and Winter are considered the extreme weather conditions in Nepal as they are harshest with extreme temperature and unfavourable travel conditions. Winters in Nepal are characterised by heavy snowfall in mountainous region with extreme cold temperature while Summers in Nepal is pervaded by the monsoon cloud from the Bay of Bengal which affects the visibility and several rain showers all across.

Difficulty of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Any trekking trail is described as Easy, Moderate or Demanding based on the elevation it reaches and the thrivability of tourists in the region. Comparative its counterpart treks like Everest Base Camp Trek and Langtang Valley Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek is moderate for its maximum elevation reaching merely 4130 metres at Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Trekkers will have to traverse through some of the remotest part of the region that are barely inhabitable, which makes it challenging yet thrilling.

Timely hydration and proper acclimatization is paramount for Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The trail of this trek is rocky and rugged as you elevate to higher altitudes. Keeping yourself warm during the night and walking at a consistent slow pace is what we recommend our trekkers to do. Annapurna Base Camp is relatively difficult but is definitely doable given you have proper guidance and assistance from the professionals.

Accommodations On ABC Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a teahouse trek which pertains that you will be accommodated in teahouses or similar to mountain lodges in the alps. Teahouses are wooden built houses along the trail that provides with basic accommodation facilities.

Most tea houses in the trekking trail have common bathroom ,  the teahouse which you will have to share with other guests. Hot Shower and Internet services are available but costs extra. Each room in the tea house have at least 2 twin beds. The beds in teahouses have foam pad, pillow and blanket. You can always ask for an extra pillow or blanket to your guide if the provided one is warm or comfortable enough.

It is cold in the higher elevation and a central heating system, a Bukhara Stove( iron cylinder fit with chimney duct where log fire is ignited) is available in dining of all the teahouses. Power sockets are provided in the dining areas usually since the electricity. in teahouses at higher elevation is Solar Powered.

Meals On ABC Trek

During your trek teahouses offer Nepalese and Tibetan dishes on their menu. The most favored dish by the Nepalese is Daal Bhaat ; Rice, Lentil Soup, Vegetable Curry and Pickle which is nutritious and filling as well. Daal Bhaat is taken for Lunch and Dinner but you may opt to eat other items from the menu which includes dishes like Pasta, Noodles, Pies or others. Breakfasts in teahouses have varieties to choose from: Tibetan Bread, Soup, Porridge, Pancake and others. You can tell your guide if you have any other special meal requests beforehand,

Details Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive In Kathmandu

Upon your arrival in the capital of the country, our representative will be waiting at the Tribhuvan International Airport to welcome you. You’ll then be transported to the hotel in our private car. You can take the remainder of the day to rest and get comfortable with the change in environment. Later in the evening, you can explore the streets of Kathmandu and savor Nepali cuisine!

Meals Included: No meals included

Accommodation:  Standard Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 2

Kathmandu to Pokhara By Tourist Bus

The second day awaits a long scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara by Tourist Bus. Pokhara, a city surrounded by infamous Himalayan ranges, is the gateway to the Annapurna region. Known for its infamous Phewa Lake, stunning mountain views, and lively ambiance, we reach Pokhara after a 6-8 hours long drive. You can take the remainder of the day to relax by the lake and explore one of the most happening cities in the country.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Pokhara

Day 3

Drive to Jhinu ( 2 Hour ) Trekking to Sinuwa -5, 6 hour -2340 m

After breakfast, we leave Pokhara and drive to Jhinu Danda. Located at an altitude of 1,780m, Jhinu Danda is a pleasant village famous for its hot springs. From Jhinu Danda, we commence our trekking journey. The trails take us through picturesque peaceful villages and dense still forests, giving a hint of tranquility that the entire trek has to offer. After a good 6-hour trek, we reach our destination for the day, Sinuwa at an altitude of 2,340m.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Lodge


Day 4

Trek from Sinuwa to Deurali -3175m-6 hour

This day takes us deeper into nature, with fewer settlements, and the main trails to Annapurna Base Camp. Our journey will be accompanied by glimpses of the magnificent giants Mt Machhapuchre and the Annapurna south, walking alongside vibrant rhododendron forests, and listening to the calm sound of river flowing. Following a steep but adventurous trail for approximately 6 hours takes us to our destination Deurali, located at an altitude of 3,200m.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Lodge

Day 5

Trek to Annapurna Base camp -5 hour, 4131m

The fifth day holds the treasure of our journey, as we head towards Annapurna Base Camp at an altitude of 4,130m. As we slowly get closer to the Himalayas, the feeling of tranquility amidst the snowcapped giants is unmatchable! After an unrushed 5-hour trek, Annapurna Base Camp amuses us with a panoramic view of the majestic mountains Hiunchuli (6,441m), Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna South (7,219m), Machhapuchre (6,993m), and other surrounding peaks. We stay overnight at the base camp in the lap of the Annapurna ranges.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Lodge

Day 6

Trek Back to Bamboo, 2300m-7 hour

Enjoying the most beautiful sunrise amidst the majestic beauties and soaking it all in, we commence our descent toward Bamboo. We have a 7-hour trek scheduled for this day, following the trails through the Modi Khola, and reaching Bamboo (2,310m) for the night.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Lodge

Day 7

Trek Back to Jhinu Danda-1780m, 6 hour Drive back to Pokhara

Getting back to the Jhinu Danda where we started our trekking journey, we pass through the vibrant rhododendron forests, catching glimpses of the mountains, with the sound of the Modi Khola River flowing effortlessly. After a good 6-hour trek to Jhinu Danda, we end our trekking journey and drive to Pokhara.

With a feeling of fulfillment and returning to reality from the tranquil Himalayas, we stay overnight at Pokhara and celebrate the journey of a lifetime!

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Pokhara


Day 8

Drrive back to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus

After breakfast, we leave Pokhara on a tourist bus to Kathmandu. The scenic 6-8 hours long drive gives us time to soak in and comprehend our remarkable journey. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you can take the remaining time for some last-minute shopping, exploring the capital, devouring unique Nepali cuisine, or simply rest in the hotel. This is the last night in Nepal, make the most out of it!

Meals Included: Breakfast and lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 9

Departure from Nepal

Bidding our goodbyes after the trip of a lifetime, our adventure for this time comes to an end. Our representative will transfer you to the airport, as per your flight schedule.

Our team at Adventure Great Himalayas hopes to serve you on your next adventure!

Meals: Breakfast

Cost Include / Exclude

What’s include

  • Airport transfer (Airport – Hotel – Airport) by private vehicle
  •  2 Night 3 Star  Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast ( Hotel Kailash Kuttee or similar Hotel)
  • 2 Nights   hotel in  Pokhara with Breakfast . ( Hotel Iceland)
  •  Kathmandu to Pokhara / Kathmandu  Flight ticket
  • Pokhara to Ghanrdurk  Nayapul by Car / Jhinu /  Pokhara by Private Jeep
  • 3  meals a days  (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek
  •  Annapurna Conservation permit , TIMS Permit
  • Lodge to Lodge  Accommodation in Trekking
  •  Trekking Guide. A Professional English speaking guide
  • Trekking Porters:  ( One porter for 2 members) No Porter for Solo trekkers
  • guide porter insurance, prepaid salary
  • Equipment: Sleeping bag, Down jacket
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • All government taxes and service charge.
  • welcome  dinner

What’s excluded

  • International airfare and Nepal entry visa fee
  •  Travel   insurance.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhhara.
  • All the Bar bills and personal expenses (phone call, laundry service, battery recharge, All Hot and bottle of Drink, hot water, shower, WI-FI
  • Tips

Cost & Date

Note: The below Price and Travel date is for the Group Join Basis. If you take private trip all travel dates are guaranteed. Private Trip

Start Date End Date Trip Type Price AVAILABILITY Booking
Fri, 22 Mar, 24 Sat, 30 Mar, 24 Group Join $ 475.00 GUARANTEED Book Now
Fri, 5 Apr, 24 Sat, 13 Apr, 24 Group Join $ 475.00 GUARANTEED Book Now
Fri, 19 Apr, 24 Sat, 27 Apr, 24 Group Join $ 475.00 GUARANTEED Book Now
Sat, 27 Apr, 24 Sun, 5 May, 24 Group Join $ 475.00 GUARANTEED Book Now
Fri, 3 May, 24 Sat, 11 May, 24 Group Join $ 475.00 GUARANTEED Book Now


How difficult is the Annapurna Base Camp trek?

The Annapurna Base Camp trek is considered to be a moderate to difficult trek. Trekkers will need to be in good physical condition and be prepared for changes in weather conditions and altitude sickness.

When is the best time to do the Annapurna Base Camp trek?

The best time to do the Annapurna Base Camp trek is from September to November and March to May, as these months offer the best weather conditions and clear views of the mountain ranges.

How much does the Annapurna Base Camp trek cost?

The cost of the Annapurna Base Camp trek can vary depending on the trekking agency, duration of the trek, and level of accommodations. A budget of around $500-$1000 USD per person is a rough estimate for the trek.

What kind of equipment and gear do I need for the Annapurna Base Camp trek?

Trekkers will need to bring appropriate clothing for varying weather conditions, sturdy hiking boots, a backpack, sleeping bag, and other necessary gear. A full gear and equipment list can be provided by trekking agencies or found online.

Do I need a guide for the Annapurna Base Camp trek?

it is highly recommended for safety and convenience. Guides can help with navigation, provide information about the local culture and environment, and ensure that trekkers have a safe and enjoyable experience.

Is it safe to trek to the Annapurna Base Camp?

The Annapurna Base Camp trek is generally considered safe, although there are some risks associated with high altitude trekking. Trekkers should take necessary precautions, such as acclimatizing properly and being prepared for emergency situations.

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