Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 8 days

Short ABC trek via Poonhill(5.0)3 reviews
Know before you go
  • Duration 8 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Trip Start and End Pokhara to Pokhara
  • Best Season Sep - Nov and Mar - May
  • Trip Area Annapurna Region
  • Maximum Altitude 4130m.|13547ft.

Highlights

  • Trek to the mystic rhododendron and oak-filled forests. 
  • Enjoy the breathtaking views of mountains like Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, and others. 
  • Take the sight from Pokhara of the most beautiful Himalayas and lakes
  • Reward yourself with the most scenic backgrounds and foregrounds in the trek. 
  • Explore the fascinating culture of the local people and experience the hospitality.
  • Elevate towards the Annapurna Base Camp and feel the thrill.

You can take in every aspect of the ABC Trek and the magnificent Himalayas throughout the trail. The journey is made very exciting by the astonishing view of the mountains Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Gangapurna, and others. You will walk through the tremendously beautiful landscape and forestry filled with pines, bamboo, and rhododendron trees. The trek passes by several villages that serve you with the opportunity to experience the culture and traditions of the locals residing in the area. 

If you enjoy the Himalayas, you must be conscious of how well-known Annapurna Base Camp Trek is. Be ready to get to Annapurna Base Camp and return to Pokhara within 8 days. 

From Pokhara, we shall start our tour by driving to Nayapul. After arriving in Nayapul, we begin our hike to Ulleri. Then, another day we will start the trek to Ghorepani. Witnessing a dazzling sunrise and mountains from Poonhill, we will carry on with our adventure and take in the beauties of the various Himalayas. From here, we will gradually climb up through forest and hills to our destination to Annapurna. 

We will have a stoppage at Tadapani, Sinuwa, and Deurali before we reach Annapurna Base Camp. We will get a briefing about the history and culture of the Annapurna region in between as well. We will be offered the most astounding view of Mt. Annapurna I from Annapurna Base Camp. This will be the moment to live for and a lifetime experience for many trekkers. 

The views during Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp is full of new experiences and adventures for those who seek for. Annapurna provides fascinating views from the beginning of the trekking which is very alluring for the tourists throughout the trip. The majestic views of Mt. Annapurna(8091m), Mt. Dhaulagiri(8167m), Mt. Fishtaill(6993m), Mt. Nilgiri(7061m), Mt. Gangapurna(7455m) etc. 

Majestic Vistas 

Annapurna Base Camp has the potential of attracting anyone from the day we start trekking with its majestic and overwhelming views seen during the trek. Annapurna is a highly recommended trekking region for a reason. Annapurna provides sceneries of numerous mountains including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Nilgiri, etc. 

Village Vicinities

During the trial, there are many village settlements with beautiful cultures and traditions. The Gurungs and Magars of the villages have been consistently protecting and promoting their culture in the international arena. This trek will be full of fun as well as information about the local culture and tradition at the same time. 

Poon Hill View Point 

One of the most well-known and cherished overlooks in the Annapurna Region is Poonhill, which is 3210 meters above sea level and a wonderful location for sightseeing. The most incredible views of the Ghorepani village, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Mardi, and many other mountains are seen from the Poon Hill viewpoint. Poon Hill is an excellent option for the side trip while traveling to Annapurna Base Camp because it is a popular tourist site in and of itself.

Mystic Landscapes

The lush and magical landscapes seen during the trek are unmatchable. You will be euphoric at the moment when you start walking on the trail full of greenery and rhododendron forests. The view of Pokhara and its surroundings will be a sight to see. The composition of forests, rivers, streams, and high hills is one of the major attractions of this region. 

Annapurna Base Camp

One of the most popular and well-known hiking destinations among visitors and local hikers is Annapurna Base Camp. The trail is thrilling while also being delightful and recreational. When we get to Annapurna Base Camp, the enormous Annapurna I will be standing directly in front of us. After a few minutes of relaxing, the captivating vista of Annapurna's base camp will make you feel completely refreshed.

What makes Nepal Nirvana Trails Unique?

Many unknown risks and issues can arise when planning a trip, but you shouldn't let that stop you from going to your favorite places. Nepal Nirvana Trails will support you in every way to ensure that your journey is successful and enjoyable.

The most knowledgeable and effective employees work for Nepal Nirvana Trails and have been a part of tourism in Nepal for over 20 years. Our guides are knowledgeable about every trekking destination and route in the area.

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Itinerary

Day to Day Details

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Our trek to Annapurna Base Camp begins today. Around 7 a.m. in Pokhara, you'll meet with your guide at your hostel or hotel. Following a brief introduction, we will start our picturesque drive to Nayapul and walk towards Ulleri from Nayapul. Our trip commences along the Modi Khola (River) bank that leads us to Birethanti, a large village with shops and teahouses. The trail then continues on the side that favors the town and follows the north riverbank of Bhurungdi Khola. From there, the trail steadily ascends the valley taking us to Ulleri after short stairs rise from Hile and Tikhedhunga.

  • Tea House
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • 2070m.|6791ft.

The journey to Ghorepani begins with a hike along a paved trail through an oak and rhododendron forest. We will arrive in Banthanti, a stunning Gurung town, after about an hour of trek. After a two-hour hike from Banthanti, we will reach Nangthanti. From Nangthanti, we will head toward Ghorepani after taking in the breathtaking vistas of Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, and Annapurna South. In a short walk, we will reach Ghorepani, which offers spectacular views of Machhapuchre, Annapurna South, and Dhaulagiri. We'll spend the night at Ghorepani, where we get warm food and hospitality.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2875m.|9432ft.

We set out from the Ghorepani Hotel early morning to go to the Ghorepani Poon Hill Viewpoint. Except for a few locations like Poonhill Entry and Mobile Tower Point, the route is a series of moderate vertical stairs to Poonhill. We stay at the vantage position for a while to capture more sunlight in pictures and films. From here, we can view some of the tallest mountains, including Mt. Dhaulagiri (8177m), Mt. Annapurna (8091m), Mt. Machapuchare (Fishtail), and Annapurna South (7219m). After breakfast, we leave the hotel to lead toward Tadapani. We first ascend a hill to get there, then go straight and descend to Deurali. To get to Tadapani, we should hike completely straight uphill and downward trail from Deurali. On the route, we pass various rivers and waterfalls.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 3210m.|10532ft.

The hike will be enjoyable and easy because it will is downhill to Sinuwa. We'll say goodbye to Tadapani and ramble downhill to Sinuwa, a tiny village with views of Modi & Chhomrong Khola. We will arrive in Chhomrong, a stunning settlement nestled beneath the Gigantic Annapurna I, after a downhill hike and over a bridge over the Modi River. We'll ascend for two hours to reach Sinuwa from Chhomrong. We can gaze at the astonishing view of the mountains facing Sinuwa to the north. 

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2340m.|7676ft.

Sinuwa offers a stunning view of the rising sun over the Himalayas. After breakfast, we will start our ascent toward Deurali. The climb will take us one and a half hours to reach Bamboo. We will come closer to Deurali as we travel through a thick bamboo & rhododendron forest filled with fresh atmosphere and chattering birds. The trek's endpoint for today is Deurali. We will reach Hiku cave, where views are clear and glaciers and rivers are visible. We will arrive in Deurali after crossing several suspension bridges and rivers.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 3230m.|10595ft.

We will trek to our ultimate destination, Annapurna Base Camp, encircled by stunning mountains, and the scenery is enticing. We will move towards Annapurna Base Camp after passing through the Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m). Beautiful views of Mardi Himal, Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna I, can be observed throughout the route. We should take precautions while walking because pathways are vulnerable to landslides. We will reach Annapurna Base Camp, where the enormous Annapurna I is directly in front of our eyes. Both the vistas and the sunset above Annapurna Base Camp are astonishing.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 4130m.|13548ft.

We will watch the stunning dawn from Annapurna Base Camp if the weather is clean and clear. After breakfast, we will return to Sinuwa via rugged trails and sparsely forested areas. We will pass across high hills covered in plants as we slowly descend hills. Since we go downhill, the hike will be a little simple. The exhaustion from the walk will drop by the expansive view of the Annapurna Range. We arrive at Deurali after a couple of hours of trek. Our journey for the day does not end here. We will walk down to Sinuwa through Bamboo and Hiku Cave.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2340m.|7676ft.

The final day of our adventure and the trek of about two hours to get to Siwai from Sinuwa. We will ascend to Chhomrong, taking in the gorgeous vista of the mountains, cascades, and charming farmlands. Then we will walk along the beautiful trail from Chhomrong to Jhinu Danda. We will enter Siwai after leaving Jhinu Danda and crossing the Kimrong Khola on a suspension bridge. From Siwai, we will take a jeep via Nayapul to Pokhara.

  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • 800m.|2626ft.

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What's Included

  • Accommodations during the treks 
  • Meals (BLD) while on the treks and a cup of tea or coffee 
  • Experienced English-speaking government Licensed trekking guide
  • Guide salary, food, equipment, and insurance 
  • All applicable permits and fees, ACAP, TIMS, and Local permits
  • Pokhara to the treks start point, treks ending point to Pokhara local bus/jeep sharing
  • Nepal Nirvana Trails T-shirt, Trekking map, and Water purifications drop Complimentary
  • Official expense and government tax and vat.

What's Excluded

  • International flight tickets
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Travel and health Insurance which cover emergency Rescues and evacuations
  • During trekking time personal expenses, snacks, drink Beer coke, juice, water, WI-FI, etc.
  • 1 porter cost $160 (Recommended between 2 trekkers)
  • Food and Hotel in Pokhara
  • Tips for treks guide (it is expected)

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Useful Info

Altitude Sickness

When it comes to high-altitude excursions like the Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal, altitude sickness is unquestionably one of the natural concerns. You need not, however, be concerned. Our Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary is structured to give your body the time it needs to fully acclimatize as you ascend. At the same time, our knowledgeable team will be there with you and make sure everything is okay.

Annapurna Base Camp trek difficulty

Annapurna Base Camp trek neither is a difficult trek nor an easy trek to pass. Since the Annapurna Base Camp’s altitude is only 4130 meters from sea level, you might not have to worry about Altitude Sickness in lower elevations. The way is rugged and unpaved which might create difficulty for beginner trekkers. But if you have good shoes and warm clothes, you will not have to face many difficulties.

Accommodation and Food

A region with tea houses is the Annapurna Base Camp trek. While on the route, there are numerous tea places. Twin rooms that can share a bathroom and have showers are available. In this area, you may find affordable, healthy, and peaceful lodging options.

The food service in the Annapurna Base Camp trek region is amazing. During the trek, you will get nutritious and healthy food with a wide range of options with you. Traditional Nepali or Thakali meals, classic lunch, or supper dishes from Nepal that we encourage our guests to include in the meal each day because of the wealth of nutrients it provides. Apart from the traditional Nepali meal, you can have the meals of your choice. 

You can add or remove some ingredients which you think don't suit your diet plan or the ingredients that you are restricted or allergic to. You can get vegan choices available in the tea houses if you wish. 

Travel Insurance 

For any vacation plans, travel insurance is a need in case of an emergency. Travel insurance is important for treks without adequate transportation and medical care, like the trek to Annapurna Base Camp. The hike to Annapurna Base Camp is safe to do, however, there are no safety measures taken. But taking the safe side and having travel insurance with you is highly recommended.

Best Time To Trek 

Annapurna trekking region is not that difficult to trek and can be accessible at any point in the time calendar for experienced hikers. However, citing the difficulty and weather challenges for beginners as well, Autumn(Sep-Nov), Spring(Mar-May) are considered the best seasons to trek on. These seasons will provide you with the best views and accurate weather conditions to hike. The Autumn season is the festive season in Nepal so, you can have extra activities like participation with the locals in festivals. 

Communication Services 

Communication facilities are widely available in the Annapurna Trekking region. You will get the telephone and SMS services of various mobile networks. Some teahouses and lodges provide internet service at an additional charge as they are luxury amenities. In case of need, you can always use mobile data. 

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking permit costs

While trekking to the Annapurna Base camp region, you should have the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit(ACAP) and a Trekker Information Management System (TIMS) card. 

ACAP costs NPR 1000 to SAARC nationals and NPR 3000 to all other nationals. 

TIMS costs NPR 1000 to all foreign nationals. 

Last minute booking 

Nepal Nirvana Trails offers both last-minute and advanced reservations for your convenience. You can book travel at least 48 hours before the trek's departure time so that we can arrange for you an experienced guide and provide you with the services required.

Client Reviews

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    HilkeGermanyNovember 19, 2022

    Top organisierter Treck mit bestem Essen, nettem Guide und tollem Backoffice

    Wir haben über Nepal Nirvana Trails eine 8 tägige Wanderung zum Anapurna Basecamp gebucht und hatten eine wirklich perfekte Zeit. Wir mussten uns um nichts kümmern, wurden in Pokhara abgeholt, zum Startpunkt gebracht (Schlafsack und Daunenjacke wurden mir mitgebracht) und dann ging es zu fünft + Guide los. Dipak ist super sympathisch, erklärt uns gerne alles, reißt Witze und hat uns mehr als gut mit Snacks versorgt. Kekse, Obst und natürlich 3 Mahlzeiten täglich inkl. Tee/Kaffee. Aus den Abnehmplänen wurde so jedenfalls nichts :-D wenn Mal jemand nicht so fit war hat er sich sehr gut gekümmert. Ein riesen Dankeschön an Dipak und Nepal Nirvana Trails! Auch mal schön, sich um nichts kümmern zu müssen :-)

    Dear Hilke, Namaste!
    Thank you for sharing an incredible review of your experience of the 8 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek with the Nirvana Trails team! We are always pleased to provide you with our services. Thank you for the recommendations. Good luck for your future endeavors and wish to see you again for more adventures.
    Best Regards,
    Kp Dhital and Nepal Nirvana Trails Team.

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    RabinNepalNovember 17, 2022

    Annapurna base camp

    It's my first trek with Nepal nirvana trek company and our lovely,helpful, awesome big brother Deepak bhatta dai. This trek is so gorgeous n special for me becoz I didn't expect I can get this type of service and support from the company and our guide.It was a wonderful trip with our guide n No detail was overlooked, and they went the extra mile to make the trip memorable, adventurous, and so much fun!.There are no words to describe how highly I recommend this team to you guys☺️☺️.

    Dear Rabin Sir, Namaste!
    We appreciate you spending the time to review the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. That our guide, Dipak, was knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive makes us extremely happy. Many thanks for sharing your feelings about the trip you took with the Nepal Nirvana Trails team. wishing to provide you with an even greater visit the following time.
    Best Regards,
    Kp Dhital and Nepal Nirvana Trails Team.

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