Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 10 Days

Know before you go
  • Duration 10 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Best Season Sep - Nov and Mar - May
  • Trip Area Annapurna Region
  • Maximum Altitude 4130m.|13547ft.

Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in the enchanting scenery, soothing sounds, and vibrant atmosphere of Pokhara, witnessing the reflection of the Himalayas mirrored in the waters of Phewa Lake.
  • Indulge in the mesmerizing moment when the sun gracefully descends behind the grandeur of mountains like Annapurna, Machapuchare, Gangapurna, and more.
  • Embark on a captivating journey through lush Rhododendron and bamboo forests, leading you to the base of the world's 10th-highest mountain peak
  • Reach two remarkable base camps: Machapuchare Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp.

Looking to experience the beauty of Annapurna Base Camp but are short on time? Don't fret! We've crafted a 10-day trekking route that lets you soak in the majesty of this Himalayan destination. This 10-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the short and scenic route a tailor-made itinerary of Annapurna Base Camp for those who crave the mountains but have limited time in Nepal. Join us as we delve into the full itinerary, useful tips, and answers to frequently asked questions about this exciting adventure.

Join us on our thrilling 10-day journey to the Annapurna Base Camp, nestled at an impressive altitude of 4,130 meters (13,550 feet) beneath the towering presence of Mount Annapurna, which soars to a breathtaking 8,091 meters (26,545 feet)., where you'll be greeted by the majestic eight-thousanders that grace this remarkable region.

Embark on a Trek to ABC that unfolds mesmerizing shades of landscapes over six unforgettable days, beginning and ending in Pokhara. During this trek, you'll find yourself, surrounded by some of the planet's elevated mountains. Majestic peaks like Gangapurna standing tall at (7454m.|24455ft.), the imposing Machhapuchhre at (6997m.|22956ft.), and the mighty Hiuchuli reaching (6441m.|21131ft.) will loom overhead, casting their impressive shadows upon you.

The Annapurna range itself is a grand ensemble of six distinct peaks, each soaring beyond the 7,000-meter mark. With an elevation of 8,091 meters, the towering Annapurna I ranks as the tenth-highest peak in the world, whose insights you can savor in the 10-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Additionally, our route to ABC is going to lead us through the Annapurna Conservation Area, where we will have the opportunity to see endangered animals like the red panda and Himalayan monal with a background of ravishing vegetation and shadowed woodland.

The towering peaks of the manly Himalayas will rise above you, offering stunning vistas that extend from the city to the highest point of our ABC trek, a sight exclusive to the specified path amidst the bustling trail filled with travelers from around the globe.

Moreover, our ABC hike of 10 days offers you the opportunity to fully enjoy the essence of adventure while being free from the burden of dealing with all the little details. Nepal Nirvana Trails is here to extend a warm welcome and handle all the essential arrangements for your journey, including accommodations, meals, and trekking permits, upon your arrival in either Kathmandu or Pokhara.

Major Attractions during the Annapurna Base Camp 10 Days Trek

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek path is amazing; it passes through thick rhododendron forests and continues onto heavily forested trails before emerging from the trees and entering the alpine region. En route, you'll encounter mesmerizing waterfalls and exhilarating suspension bridges. Furthermore, this trek provides a unique opportunity to interact closely with locals from many communities, including Magar, Gurung, Brahmin, and Chhetri. The major attractions during the Annapurna Base Camp trek of 10 days will feature are as follows:

The Miraculous Views of Annapurna Base Camp

When you're near the gorgeous Annapurna, all the suffering you experience while ascending through the challenging terrain of the Himalayas seems to vanish. As you take in the awe-inspiring mountain views from Annapurna Base Camp, situated at an elevation of 4130 meters, you feel euphoria. Even though it's cold outside, everyone is cordial as they discuss their trekking adventures in the teahouses. While the Everest Base Camp doesn't allow overnight stays, Annapurna Base Camp offers the opportunity to spend the night and enjoy the breathtaking sunrise in the morning. Though, according to our 10-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary, we will spend the night at Machhapuchhre Base Camp and then embark on a morning hike to Annapurna Base Camp, where we can immerse ourselves in the stunning sunrise view against the backdrop of the majestic mountains.

Scenic Drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu 

You will enjoy the tranquil and picturesque travel to Pokhara during this 10-day Annapurna Base Camp short trek via tourist bus. En route, you'll have the opportunity to admire Nepal's lush greenery and the Trisuli River meandering along the road.  

Serene views of Pokhara City 

Pokhara City is a serene tourist destination in Nepal. It is sometimes referred to as Nepal's vacation capital. Pokhara offers you magnificent mountain views that give you a taste of what you will see and encounter on your short trek to Annapurna Base Camp. During your short time in the city, you will be fortunate to see mountains like Annapurna, Machhapucchre, Dhaulagiri, and many more from the window of your hotel rooms. The Fewa Lake bank is where you will also experience the best of life. The nightlife in Lakeside is regarded as one of Nepal's most lovely and entertaining.

Annapurna Conservation Area – where nature's beauty shines bright!

During our short trek to Annapurna Base Camp, we will pass through the Annapurna Conservation Area. As we make our way through the Annapurna Conservation Area, we'll be surrounded by a rich variety of flora and fauna. We can enjoy pleasant walks through lush forests filled with rhododendrons, oak, pine trees, and more. One unique aspect of the ABC trail is the presence of bamboo forests in certain areas. If we trek in the spring, we'll be treated to the vibrant and colorful wildflower blooms that decorate the forests. In these woodlands, we can listen to the melodious chorus of singing birds and occasionally catch glimpses of wildlife.

Rich Gurung and Magar Culture

Natural beauty abounds in the Annapurna region. The peaceful coexistence of the small ethnic villages in the area enhances its natural beauty. The majority of villagers are of the Gurung ethnic group, and they have upheld their culture and traditions to this day and sample some regional cuisine. We will stay in the Gurung and Magar villages along the way for a few nights and take advantage of their hospitality.

Route to Annapurna Base Camp trek 10 days 

The route of the Annapurna Base Camp trek of 10 days is a traditional route. First, we will arrive at Pokhara, drive up to Siwai, and then hike to Chomrong. We will further hike to the Himalayas, Machhapuchhre Base Camp(MBC), and up to Annapurna Base Camp. On the return journey, we'll retrace our steps, passing through MBC and Himalaya Hotel before reaching Chhomrong and eventually returning to Pokhara.

What to expect during the ABC Trek of 10 days?

Our 10-day trek to Mount Annapurna's base camp begins with a scenic drive to Pokhara and then Siwai on the second day, where our trek begins. From here, the trail passes through rural areas with a variety of cultural communities and gorgeous green hillsides. The area is blessed with heavenly energy, and stupas, chortens, and colorful prayer flags all wish you success as you travel. As the elevation increases, the breathtaking panorama will make you giddy to the bone. The villages in the Annapurna region are home to Gurungs, Magars, and Thakalis, who follow a blend of Hinduism and Buddhism. The locals lead a simple yet comfortable life, preserving their centuries-old traditions and cultures.

There is no better picture than the cotton-like clouds dotting the crystal pure blue sky, pointing to the perfectly sparkling snow-capped mountain peaks. The Annapurna Base Camp trek offers unforgettable moments, such as witnessing a breathtaking sunset at Machhapuchhre Base Camp and embarking on an early morning hike to catch the mesmerizing sunrise over the massive mountains, making the 10-day journey truly memorable.

Annapurna Base Camp trek 10 days Cost 

Nepal Nirvana Trails is here to help you choose the ideal trekking plan for Annapurna Base Camp or any other destination in Nepal, offering competitive prices and top-notch amenities. The cost mentioned below is based on the standard ABC Trek package we offer, but we can tailor the trip to your specific needs. Please don't hesitate to contact us via email or message to inquire about trip costs and services.
 

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Cost
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Itinerary

Day to Day Details

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  • Standard Hotel
  • 1400m.|4593ft.

  • Standard Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 822m.|2696ft.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2170m.|7118ft.

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  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2900m.|9483ft.

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  • 3700m.|12135ft.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 4130m.|13547ft.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2170m.|7118ft.

  • Standard Hotel
  • Breakfast, and Lunch
  • 822m.|2696ft.

  • Standard Hotel
  • Breakfast, and Farewell Dinner
  • 1400m.|4593ft.

  • Breakfast

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What's Included

  • Airport Pick-up and Drop Service during international
  • 2-night Standard Hotel in Kathmandu on BB Basis
  • 2-night Standard Hotel in Pokhara on BB Basis
  • Private Transportation During the Trek
  • Accommodations during the treks 
  • Meals while on the treks (breakfast, lunch, dinner) 
  • Tea/Coffee and Seasonal Fruits Everyday
  • Experienced English-speaking trekking guide and his Salary, food, equipment, and insurance 
  • All applicable permits
  • To be returned after trek: Sleeping Bag
  • Souvenir: Company Trekking map, and T-shirt
  • Water purification tablet 
  • Official expense and government tax and VAT

What's Excluded

  • Recommended between two trekkers: 1 porter 
  • Travel and Health Insurance, which covers emergency Rescues and evacuations
  • During trekking time, personal expenses, snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, coke, juice, bottled and hot water, hot shower, WI-FI, battery charging, etc.
  • Tipping: For guide and porter 
  • Flight to or from Pokhara 

Upcoming Departures

    
Start DateFridayApril 19, 2024End DateSundayApril 28, 2024PriceAvailableUS $460
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Useful Info

Annapurna Base Camp Trek 10 Days Package 

The Annapurna Base Camp package offers every one of the environments and services offered in the package, and you can also modify the package to meet your needs. Just provide us with your priorities for the trek, and we'll do our best to accommodate them. While our knowledgeable English-speaking guides take care of you during the trek, we arrange all the permits so you can hike without any hassle. With over a decade of industry expertise, Nepal Nirvana Trails is committed to providing top-notch service and is ready to assist you. If you have any inquiries, don't hesitate to contact us via email or WhatsApp at your convenience. We're here to assist you and look forward to your visit to Nepal!

Best Time for 10 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The Annapurna Base Camp trek is moderately challenging in terms of difficulty. The best periods for embarking on the Annapurna Base Camp trek, offering superb mountain views and a rewarding trekking experience, are from March through May and mid-September to mid-December. During these months, the trail will be blooming with vibrant rhododendrons, and the air will start to have a bit of a sharp cold to it.

For an outstanding Himalayan adventure, we prioritize seeking out superb weather conditions, portrayed by clear, sunny days and cold mornings and evenings, ensuring a reliable climate throughout the journey.

ABC Trek Comfort and Difficulty

The ABC Trek is one of the moderate treks in the Annapurna area. It will be a rocky walk in some parts of the Annapurna Base Camp Sanctuary trek, combining smoothly paved and rugged paths. While it's not overly challenging, there are some areas prone to landslides during the ABC hike. The ABC trekking region's temperature changes according to altitude. While temperatures at the Annapurna Base Camp might range from 5 to 10 degrees Celsius on average, temperatures at lower altitudes can range from 12 to 22 degrees Celsius. But during the monsoon and winter months, the climate may be incredibly unpredictable. 

Speaking of challenges, a sick individual might not be able to walk through the Annapurna region's ridges quickly. We do advise anyone who has asthma-related illnesses or any additional medical conditions to avoid choosing Annapurna as a trekking destination. Other, more accessible trekking areas include Poonhill-Ghorepani Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, etc. For more information about the trails and trekking routes, get in touch with Nepal Nirvana Trails directly.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Permit

To embark on the 10-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal, two essential permits are needed:

TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) permit: NPR 2000 per person

Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP): NPR 3000 per person

Note: Please note that Nepal Nirvana Trails will handle the application for these permits on behalf of trekkers to ensure all necessary paperwork is in order before commencing the trek. 

Food and drinking water during Annapurna Base Camp 10 days trek

The meal service and lodging offered throughout your hike to Annapurna Base Camp will be average. A warm lodge with twin-sharing rooms and often shared bathrooms can be found. Wi-Fi, hot showers, heated rooms, and private toilets are extra-cost extras. The meals offered are filling and full of the necessary nutrients your body requires to keep going on the walk, as well as vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. 

At every stoppage, there are drinking water facilities. You will receive complimentary cold drinking water, but because we are ascending in altitude, you may have to pay a few rupees for hot water. The water won't contain any antibiotics or preservatives, but we suggest you carry purification tablets to drink safe water.

Safety and Satisfaction 

Your well-being is our top priority, and we take every measure to ensure a safe and enjoyable adventure. So, come join us and discover the magic of Nepal in the ABC Trek with confidence and excitement. You'll be captivated by the beautiful surroundings and the hospitality of our hosts. When you select Nepal Nirvana Trails as your travel partner, you can rest assured that we'll handle all the intricacies, ensuring your safety and satisfaction.

Physical Fitness Required to Complete Annapurna Base Camp Trek 10 days 

Remember that everyone's fitness level is different, so it's essential to tailor your training to your specific needs and abilities. Starting your fitness preparation well in advance of your trek will help you build the necessary strength and endurance to fully enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Annapurna Base Camp trek without undue stress.

While the Annapurna Base Camp trek may not be the most strenuous trekking route out there, To ensure a safe and enjoyable journey, here are some key fitness tips:

  • Aim to gradually increase the duration and intensity of your workouts to increase cardiovascular endurance.
  • Strong legs are essential for tackling steep ascents and descents, while a strong core helps maintain balance and stability, especially on uneven terrain.
  • Regular stretching routines can enhance flexibility, reducing the risk of muscle strains and injuries during the trek.
  • Drink a lot of water to stay hydrated during trekking or hiking. 
  • Maintain a balanced diet rich in carbohydrates, proteins, and healthy fats. 
  • While trekking, maintain a steady and manageable pace. Listen to your body and take breaks as needed.

Additional Info: 

Since there won't be any ATMs in high-altitude areas, you should always carry additional cash just in case. The additional money will be useful for purchasing extra food for yourself, charging your electronics, and purchasing sovereigns as a keepsake of the excursion. Additionally, the tips you might want to give to the office staff, such as porters and guides, are not covered in your package, so having cash on hand is advisable.

Travel Insurance 

High-altitude trails like those leading to Annapurna Base Camp bring unexpected challenges and dangers. When you have travel insurance with you, you will be protected from the financial dangers that come with being a foreigner in a strange place and dealing with such threats. We highly recommend obtaining evacuation travel insurance, which covers helicopter rescue services for added peace of mind.

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