The 7 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes you to all the major attractions – but in less time than other treks to the Annapurna region. Take in the spectacular soaring snow-capped peaks, unique Gurung culture & villages, and amazing landscapes.
The Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) (4130m) is commonly known as the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. This trek promises “in-your-face” unprecedented views of colossal mountain ranges, which include Hiunchuli, Machapuchare (Fishtail), and Annapurna South peaks.
The best time of year to trek in this region is in spring when Rhododendron forests are in full bloom (red, pink & white), their pink blossoms contrasting with the more rugged mountain scenery. Nevertheless, it is possible to do the Annapurna Base Camp trek all year round.
Here is a sample of soaring snow-capped peaks you will see along the trail: Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m) Mt. Manaslu (8163 m), Mt. Annapurna II (7937 m.), Mt. Annapurna III (7555m), Mt. Annapurna IV (7525m), Mt. Annapurna south (7219m), Mt. Nilgiri (7041m), Mt. Machapuchare (6998m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6441m), Mt. Lamjung Himal (6986m) and Tukuche Peak (6920m).
Some of the mountains seen from ABC are Tharpu Chuli (5663m), Singu Chuli (6501m), Hiunchuli (6441m), and South Annapurna (7219m). On the trail, you will see numerous chortens (Buddhist stone monuments), prayer flags, yaks grazing, bamboo and rhododendron forests, and the unique Tibetan style architecture of this region.
This jam-packed adventure starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and on to Nayapul (1050m) where we begin our trek with the Modi Khola River below and terraced rice fields above. Our next stop is Chomrong (2170m) and then on to the Himalaya Lodge at Ghandruk (1940m). Along the trail, you will have marvelous views of snow-clad mountains. The next day we follow the trail to the Himalaya Lodge at Himalaya where you will have time to explore this mountainous town and admire their culture.
The following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek. It is important you do not forget the essential items, as this will determine your comfort and safety on the trek. Equally important is that you do not burden yourself with unnecessary equipment on the trek.
(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend you bring your personal first-aid kit as well)
You will be accommodated in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu. During the trek, we will be staying at lodges/ teahouses. You may find comfort and better quality teahouses - having attached bathroom at lower levels- until you reach higher elevations, where the accommodation is more basic with bare necessities.
In Kathmandu, your hotel includes breakfast, whereas all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be provided during the trek. A staple food of these regions is potatoes, oats, buckwheat, Sherpa stew and Tibetan bread. Sherpa’s’ started farming potatoes when the first seeds were introduced to the region in the early 90s. There is a limited choice of food at higher elevations and except many potato dishes. Potatoes are high in carbohydrates – an excellent source of energy needed at high altitudes.
We use a private car for sightseeing and for the airport to hotel pick and drop off. We use public transportation or local buses during the trek.
This can be a challenging trek where you often have to walk 6-7 hours a day. You don’t need past experience of hiking or trekking but if you have done any kind of trekking activities then it is always a plus! We have met people from all walks of life, shapes and sizes who have completed the trek. The only difficult part is when altitude sickness strikes and the effect that it can have on your body. Before leaving for Nepal it is good if you can prepare yourself physically by increasing your stamina and oxygen intake.
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Based On 2 Reviews
The Annapurna Base Camp was truly magical. Experiencing the Himalayas for 1 week and getting to stay at base camp during the super moon was an experience we will never forget!
We were in Nepal trekking with Ram Barakoti for 7 days or so. He was an outstanding guide. He was very knowledgeable about all the places we visited, and the terrain, and culture. He puts all of his heart into his work. We felt very well taken care of. He was a joy to talk to and helped us to prepare in every way we needed. We were very pleased.
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