Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 days - 7 days

Overview

Annapurna Base Camp is the most popular trekking destination of Nepal after Everest Base Camp. Each year the Annapurna Region receives a huge flow of tourist only for ABC Trek. Annapurna Base Camp trek is comparatively easier and shorter than Everest Base Camp. Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days is one of the short and popular trekking trails in Annapurna region of Nepal.  This trek is specially designed for short time trekkers in Nepal. Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days gives an incredible trekking experience to the trekkers all the way to the Base Camp of the 10th highest mountain in the world Mt. Annapurna (8,091m).

7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the short but popular trekking trails in Annapurna region of Nepal. Annapurna base camp is situated at 4130m above the sea level which lies in Annapurna region. Where, Annapurna region lies stretching along with Lamjung Himal from the Kali Gandaki in the west to the Marshyangdi in the east in central north part of Nepal. Annapurna Region is famous for trekking, expedition, hiking, and climbing. There are many attraction of this trek like the panoramic views of Himalayas, also flora and fauna along with amazing blending of culture and lifestyle, and also get chance to see wild animals like Himalayan Thar, Musk Deer, Leopards, and different species of birds too.

 Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp 7 Days

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (1050m/ 1 & ½ hr) & Trek to Ghandruk(1940m/5 hrs ).

Day 02: walk from Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m/ 5 hrs ).

Day 03: Continue walk form Chhomrong -Himalayan Hotel (2920m / 7hrs)

Day 04: Walk from Himalaya–Machhapuchere Base camp (3720m / 4hrs)

Day 05: MBC to Annapurna Base Camp (4,230m/3 hrs) & back to Sinuwa (2340m /4 hrs)

Day 06: trek from Sinuwa to Ghandrung (1940m/5 hrs)

Day 07: Trek down from Ghandruk to Nayapul (1050m/4hrs) and Drive back to Pokhara


Total Distance for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trekroute covers around 115 km and you will be walking 09 to 20 km each day. This trail is a popular one and is usually packed with trekkers from all over the world. Specially this year many Asian trekkers doing trekking in this route 

As comparison with The trekking trails this Annapurna Base Camp Trekare easier on this trek. However, the rocky terrains in the mountains is a bit difficult than normal hilly trails. The moraine trails are rocky and sometimes steep.

During winter, all the paths will be covered by snow and it will be quite challenging. But the trekking trail is popular and busy in most season.

Type of Trekker

For an experienced trekker, this trekking trail will not be too difficult. It is a comfortable trek for anyone who is used to walking on rough terrains for 4/6 hours on high altitude areas.

For a first-time trekker, this trek will be a completely different experience. It will take you more time than the average trekker to cover the distance. As mentioned above, to avoid having difficulty, it is recommended for you to take up the habit of walking uphill for a few hours every day a month or two prior to your actual trek.

If you are a novice trekker, it will be difficult for you to walk in the rocky and steep trails. It would be wiser if you hire a porter to enjoy a more comfortable walk. Walking up the hills and mountain regions with heavy loads where the oxygen is thinner than the lower altitude areas is not a good idea.

So, to have a more comfortable and enjoyable 115 km distance of the trekking trail, hire a porter and an experienced guide from a trusted trekking company Like Actual Adventure

If you have some extra days you can visit Ghorepani poonhill with Annapurna Base camp Trek 14 days as well 

 

Itinerary

Day 01: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (1050m/ 1 & ½ hr) & Trek to Ghandruk (1940m/5 hrs).

Today is the first day of Annapurna Base Camp 7 Days. The trek starts from a drive to Nayapul from Pokhara. The drive is about one and half hour. The original trek starts from Nayapul. From here you will start your trek to Ghandruk. It takes about five hours from Nayapul to reach Ghandruk. Ghandruk is the largest Gurung settlement of Annapurna region and one of the popular tourist destinations. You can get wonderful views of Annapurna South, Himchuli, and many other mountains. You will also explore the Ghandruk village and experience the warm hospitality of Gurung people.

Day 02: Walk from Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m/ 5 hrs).

You will have your breakfast at Ghandruk with magnificent sunrise view over the mountains and then begin today’s trek.  The second day of Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days head off to Chhomrong. The trials today will have numbers of ups and downs all the way to Chhomorong.  The trial goes via jungles, villages, river, meadows and suspension bridge before reaching to Chhomorong. You can take rest or visit around the village for the rest of the day. Overnight at Chhomorong.

Day 03: Continue walk form Chhomrong -Himalayan Hotel (2920m / 7hrs)

Today is the third day of Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days. You will have breakfast at the same lodge where you had you overnight stay at Chhomrong and then begin the trek. The trek begins with a gradual climb to Khuldighar. Khuldighar is an old ACAP permit check post. The walk today is a little bit tiring and long. It is better to not spend much time for rest to reach today’s destination early.  The trek goes down via steep rock bank and then levels out through thick bamboo forests to the west side of river. A short walk through Bamboo and Rhododendron forests will take you to Himalayan hotel.

Day 04: Walk from Himalayan Hotel–Machhapuchere roosters Base camp (3720m / 4hrs)

On the fourth day of Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days you will have your breakfast at Himalayan Hotel and then start today trek. You will head towards Macchapuchre Base Camp today. The trek begins with a descend to river bed of Modi Khola by crossing a beautiful stream and then start to climb gradually until we reach Machhapuchre Base Camp. The trek is about 4 hours today. The views from the Macchapuchre Base Camp are spectacular. Overnight at Macchapuchre Base Camp.

Day 05: MBC to Annapurna Base Camp (4,230m/3 hrs) & back to Sinuwa (2340m /4 hrs)

Today is the fifth day of Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days. You will have your breakfast at Machhapuchre Base Camp and head towards Annapurna Base Camp. The trek goes via a wide path following a stream and then climbs up to a moraine. There are few tea houses along the trek. Upon reaching the Annapurna Base Camp you can see dynamic views of 360 degree panorama of the mountains and Mt. Annapurna towering above the sanctuary. After spending some time in the Annapurna Base camp you will trek down to Sinwa for overnight stay.

Day 06: Trek from Sinuwa to Ghandrunk (1940m/5 hrs)

Finally you have reached the destination and almost completed the Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days. After having breakfast at Sinuwa you will trek to Ghandruk. The trek goes mostly downwards and you will be decreasing altitude as you move your steps.  The trek is about six hours and you will pass through some small tea houses, forest and rivers on your way down to Ghandruk. In this Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days you can explore this beautiful Gurung village two times. This is your second overnight at Ghandruk Village.

Day 07: Trek down from Ghandruk to Nayapul (1050m/4hrs) and Drive back to Pokhara

Today is the final day of Annapurna Base Camp trek 7 days. Today after having breakfast at Ghandruk you will trek back to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara. Upon reaching Pokhara you can roam around the city of Lakes or rest at the hotel. 

Cost Info

Cost Includes

  • Pick up and drop facilities from Airport-Hotel-Airport (by private car)
  • Private vehicle transfer from and to Kathmandu.
  • Seasonal fresh fruit.
  • Experienced, well trained, English speaking guide with all his expenses, insurance, equipment during your travel period.
  • One porter for each two member in a group (with all his expenses, insurance, equipment during your travel period)
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per itinerary.
  • Actual Adventure  sleeping bag, Duffel bags and (to be returned after trip completion)  Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All necessary paper works (ACAP) entry permits and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) permit.
  • All government and local taxes.

Cost Excludes

  • Tips for guides, porters and drivers.
  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • Extra night accommodation due to any reason in Kathmandu.
  • Extra luggage charge.
  • Personal expenses not included in the itinerary.
  • Recommended Travel and Medical Insurance
  • All alcoholic drinks
  • Extra charge for the single supplement rooms.
  • Extra fees for the battery charge and hot shower during the trek.

Trip Facts

Trip Duration: 7 Days

Trip Grade: Moderate

Best Season: Mar-May & Sep-Nov

Elevation: 4130m (Base Camp)

Accommodation: Lodge/ Guest Houses

Transportation: Tourist Bus/Car/Van/ Jeep

   

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