Annapurna Base Camp Trek Details

Annapurna base camp trek 8 days

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular trekking in Nepal. The trip to the 10th highest mountain in the world; more than 100k trekkers trek to ABC every year. The trek to Annapurna base camp can be started either from Kathmandu or Pokhara. Depending upon the trekkers time the ABC trek can be done from 4 days to 10 days.

The shortest trekking to Annapurna base camp is 4 days Annapurna base camp trip. Whereas, the longest trekking to ABC is 10 days from Pokhara. The trek to ABC needs minimum of 2 extra days from Kathmandu than Pokhara. The different trekking options to Annapurna base camp are;

  • Annapurna base camp 4 days
  • 5 days Annapurna base camp
  • 6 days Annapurna base camp
  • Annapurna base camp 7 days
  • 8 days trek to Annapurna Base Camp
  • Annapurna base camp trek 9 days
  • 10 days trekking to Annapurna base camp

The maximum elevation of ABC trek is 4130 meters above the sea level. Similarly, the next highlight point of Annapurna base camp trek is Poon Hill at 3210 meters above the sea level. Poon Hill is also one of the best mountains and sunrise view point at Annapurna region.

The best season to trek to ABC are spring (March, April and May) and autumn (September, October and November). ABC can be trekked in December as well. Although the months of January and February are not recommended due to the heavy snowfall and the avalanche risk. Monsoon season (June, July and August) are also not the good time to trek to ABC due to the rainfall.

ABC trekking permits

Furthermore, there are two permits are needed for Annapurna sanctuary trek. The first permit needed for the trek is Annapurna conservation area permit. The cost for the ACAP permit is NPR. 4,000 per person. The ACAP permits can be issued at Nepal tourism board office in Kathmandu and Pokhara as well. The papers needed for the Annapurna conservation area permit are 2 copies of recently clicked photographs and the full details of the passport and the visa.

Similarly, another permit needed for the Annapurna base camp is Trekkers’ Information Management System Card (TIMS). The TIMS cost US$ 10 per person if you are issuing from a government listed trekking company in Nepal. Whereas, the TIMS cost US$ 20 per person if you issue it individually. And the TIMS card can be issued at TAAN offices in Kathmandu and Pokhara respectively. The documents needed for TIMS card are valid passport and visa details and recently clicked photo of the trekker.

Annapurna base camp trek budget

Normally, the budget for Annapurna base camp is from US$ 650 to US$ 1000 per person. Although the cost of ABC trekking is depended on the type of the trekking. The normal cost for group trekking in Annapurna is about 650 US$. Whereas, the solo Annapurna base camp trekking may cost US$ 850 to US$ 1200 per person. The Himalayan Journeys is Nepal government registered trekking company in Nepal and operating the best ABC treks.

Annapurna base camp itineraries

Annapurna base camp trek itinerary can be designed from 4 days trekking to 10 days trekking to Annapurna base camp. The shortest itinerary for Annapurna base camp trekking is a 4 days itinerary. We have provided 7 days Annapurna base camp trek itineraries. The seven different ABC trekking itineraries are as listed below.

#1. Annapurna base camp trek 4 days itinerary

  • Day 01: Drive to Siwai (3 hours’ drive), then trek to Chhommorong (2170m./5/6 hours trekking).
  • Day 02: Trek to Himalaya (2840m./6/7 hours trekking).
  • Day 03: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m./5/6 hours’ trek).
  • Day 04: Fly back to Pokhara (25 minutes flight)

#2. Annapurna base camp 5 days itinerary

  • Day 01: Drive to Siwai (3 hours’ drive), then trek to Chhommorong (2170m./5/6 hours trekking).
  • Day 02: Trek to Himalaya (2840m./6/7 hours trekking).
  • Day 03: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m./5/6 hours’ trek).
  • Day 04: Trek back to Upper Sinuwa. (2100m./6/7 hours’ trek).
  • Day 05: Trek back to Motkyu (4/5 hours’ trek) and drive back to Pokhara (3 hours’ drive).

#3. Annapurna base camp 6 days itinerary

  • Day 01: Drive to Siwai and trek to Chhomorong.
  • Day 02: Trek to Himalaya (6/7 hours trekking).
  • Day 03: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp via Fishtail base camp (4/5 hours trekking/4130m.).
  • Day 04: Trek back to Bamboo (5/6 hours trekking).
  • Day 05: Trek to Jhinu Danda (4/5 hours trekking)
  • Day 06: Trek to Motkyu and drive back to Pokhara

#4. Annapurna base camp 7 days itinerary

  • Day 01: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk. (1940m./4/5 hours trekking)
  • Day 02: Trek to Lower Sinuwa (1920m./6/7 hours trekking)
  • Day 03: Trek to Deurali (3260m./ 4/5 hours trekking)
  • Day 04: Trek to Annapurna base camp via Machhapuchre Base Camp (4/5 hours trekking/ 4130m.)
  • Day 05: Trek back to Bamboo (2400m/5/6 hours trekking)
  • Day 06: Trek to Jhinu Danda (1940m./ 4/5 hours trekking)
  • Day 07: Trek to Modkyu (2 hours trekking) and drive back to Pokhara (3 hours’ drive)

#5. Annapurna base camp trek 8 days itinerary

  • Day 01: Drive to Ulleri and trek to Ghorepani. (4/5 hours trekking)
  • Day 02: Hike to Poon hill and trek to Chuile. (1900m./5/6 hours trekking)
  • Day 03: Trek to Sinuwa. (2200m./5/6 hours trekking)
  • Day 04: Trek to Deurali. (3200m./5/6 hours trekking)
  • Day 05: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp. (4/5 hours trekking/ 4130m.)
  • Day 06: Trek back to Bamboo. (2600m./4/5 hours trekking)
  • Day 07: Trek to Jhinu Danda. (1940m./5/6 hours trekking)
  • Day 08: Trek back to Motkyu (2 hours trekking) and drive back to Pokhara(3 hours drive)

#6. Annapurna base camp trek 9 days itinerary

  • Day 01: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri (1940m./4/5 hours trekking).
  • Day 02: Trek to Ghorepani (4/5 hours trekking/ 2860m.).
  • Day 03: Trek to Chuile (1940m./5/6 hours trekking).
  • Day 04: Trek to Chhomorong (2100m./5/6 hours trekking).
  • Day 05: Trek to Deurali (3200m./5/6 hours trekking).
  • Day 06: Trek to Annapurna base camp (4130m./ 4/5 hours trekking).
  • Day 07: Trek back to Bamboo (2100m./4/5 hours trekking).
  • Day 08: Trek to Jhinu Danda (4/5 hours trekking/ 1940m.)
  • Day 09: Trek back to Motkyu (2 hours trekking) and drive back to Pokhara (2 hours’ drive)

#7. Annapurna base camp trek 10 days itinerary     

  • Day 01: Drive to Nayapul (2 hours’ drive) and trek to Ulleri (4/5 hours trekking).
  • Day 02: Trek to Ghorepani (4/5 hours trek).
  • Day 03: Hike to Poon Hill (1-hour hike), then trek to Chuile (5/6 hours trek).
  • Day 04: Trek to Lower Sinuwa. (5/6 hours trekking).
  • Day 05: Trek to Himalaya. (5/6 hours trekking).
  • Day 06: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp. (5/7 hours trekking).
  • Day 07: Trek back to Bamboo (5/6 hours trek).
  • Day 08: Trek to Jhinu Danda (4/5 hours trek).
  • Day 09: Trek to Madkyeu (2/3 hours trekking) then drive back to Pokhara. (4 hours drive).
  • Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu (6/7 hours drive)

We hope this Annapurna base camp trek blog has addressed your questions. If you need further information then please contact at +977 98510 13 196 (WhatsApp) directly.

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