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Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp is a scenic route that takes 4 to 5 hours of gradual ascend. The distance of the Annapurna Base Camp from Deurali is 7.7 kilometers (4.7 miles). 

Climbing up to the Annapurna Base Camp is an arduous journey. Its challenging terrain and magnificent view make the trek one of the most sought-after destinations. Experienced and beginners look to take up the adventurous challenge. Among several starting points, Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp is favored by many experienced trekkers. 

The trail ascends alongside the Modi River as you begin your trek from Deurali. You can see the stack of rocks decorated neatly along the route. Likewise, you can witness a wall of rock and ice en route to Annapurna Base Camp. 

After a strenuous climb, the trail will come across an icy cave. You must go past the cave into Machhapuchre Base Camp (3700 meters). The Machhapuchre Base Camp lies right below Mt. Machhapuchre (6997 meters). You can get a massive view of the mountain and surrounding landscapes. 

Then, you will continue your trek to the Annapurna Base Camp, which sits at 4130 meters. The trail goes through vast rocky fields and uneven paths. The stunning mountain views greet you at the top. The spectacular view of the mountains like Annapurna South, Machhapuchre (Fishtail), and Hiunchuli will leave you speechless. 

Temperature and Weather Along The Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp Route 

The temperature and weather along the Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp vary greatly depending on the seasons. Nepal has four distinct seasons. Here is an overview of the temperature and weather during each season: 

Spring (March to May)

Spring has one of the most favorable weather conditions for trekking along the Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp. In early spring, the temperature is slightly colder. But the temperature gradually becomes warmer as the season progresses. During March and April, the trail is less crowded. The trail gets crowded in May

The temperature in the lower region ranges between 15 to 20 degrees Celsius. The Annapurna Base Camp’s temperature ranges between 10 to 0 degrees Celsius. The flora and fauna are the most active during spring. The rhododendron forests are in full bloom, and the vegetation is luscious and green everywhere. 

Summer (June to August)

The temperature during the summer season is hot and ranges between 15 to 25 degrees Celsius. However, the season coincides with monsoon. It brings heavy rainfall across Nepal, including the Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp route. The rain clouds obstruct the mountain views. 

The trail gets muddy and slippery due to rain. The path is also infested with leeches. Due to heavy rainfall, there is a risk of landslides. Summer is not recommended for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. 

Autumn (September to November)

Autumn is the next ideal season with perfect weather for a trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp. The season offers stable and warm weather with clear skies. The rainfall washes any impurities. Hence, the vegetation looks vibrant and luscious. 

The temperature ranges between 10 to 20 degrees Celsius. However, the temperature during nighttime and mornings slowly begins to drop. It can drop up to 5 degrees Celsius. In addition to the bright and sunny days, autumn offers the best view of the snow-capped mountains. 

Winter (December to February)

It begins to snow at higher elevations as winter begins. Hence, the temperature also significantly drops at higher and lower elevations. From late December to early February, the temperature at Annapurna Base Camp can drop below -10 degrees Celsius. It can get up to -5 degrees Celsius at the end of February. 

Climbing the Annapurna Base Camp in winter is more challenging than usual time. The heavy snowfall makes the trail slippery. Thus, there are very few trekkers in winter. While it is the best time to view the mountains covered in snow, it requires meticulous preparation. 


The itinerary for Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp can vary. You can take a trek package and customize it to suit your preference. You can complete the Annapurna Base Camp Trek in a period as short as five days.

Here is a breakdown of Nepal Alternative Treks’ 7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek to provide you with further details:

Drive from Pokhara to Ghandruk & Trek to Chhomrong

Most trekkers prefer Nayapul as the starting point for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. However, there are several starting points you can make a selection from. To save time, we will drive from Pokhara to Ghandruk. It will be a two and a half hours drive.

From Ghandruk, we will begin our gentle climb to Kumrung Danda. We will descend to Kumrung Khola before climbing steep stone stairs towards Chhomrong (2120 meters). Trek from Ghandruk to Chhomrong takes 5 hours. 

Trek to Bamboo Village

As we leave Chhomrong, we will begin our climb downhill towards Chhomrong Khola. En route, we will trek through luscious green forests, valleys, and Gurung settlements. After crossing the river, we will begin to ascend towards Sinuwa village. 

From then on, we will trek along the narrow ridge and cross dense forests to reach Bamboo Village (2335 meters). The day’s trek takes 6 hours.

Trek to Deurali

On this day, we will head towards Deurali (3200 meters). We will begin by climbing towards the Himalayan Hotel. En route, we will trek past Dovan village and climb along the “weeping wall.” 

Then, the trail goes alongside the Modi River and past Hinku Cave. After trekking for 5 hours, we will reach Deurali.

Trek to Annapurna Base Camp

The trail begins alongside the Modi River as we leave Deurali for Annapurna Base Camp. It goes through the alpine forests, past an icy cave, and towards Machhapuchre Base Camp (3700 meters). From here onwards, the trail moves towards the west. 

After an hour and a half trek, we will finally reach the Annapurna Base Camp (4130 meters). We can witness a panoramic view of the Annapurna massif, Gangapurna, Himalchuli, Machhapuchre, and others. 

Trek To Bamboo

We will begin descending back to Bamboo Village (2335 meters). The trail goes downstream along the Modi River. We will retrace our step back to the village. It is a 7-hour downhill hike. 

Trek to Jhinu

On this day, we will retrace our steps to Sinuwa village via the narrow ridge. Then, we will descend towards Chhomrong River and to Chhommrong village. We will steeply descend from there to Jhinu Danda (2010 meters).

Jhinu Danda is famous for its natural hot spring. You can relax by dipping into the hot spring to wash away the 6-hour trek from Bamboo Village.  

Trek to Samrung & Drive to Pokhara

On the final day of the trek, we will descend to Samrung from Jhinu Danda. It is a short trek of 3 hours. From Samrung, you will hop into a jeep and drive along the Baglung Highway towards Pokhara. 

Major Attractions of Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp Route

The Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp route goes through alpine terrain, meadows, icy glaciers, moraines, and sparkling rivers. The trek appeals to adventure seekers and nature enthusiasts. Some major attractions of Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp are as follows: 


The Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp trail has diverse flora and fauna. You get to trek through the Annapurna Conservation Area. Also, you will pass from forests of rhododendrons, oaks, and bamboo to alpine meadows.  

Gorgeous Mountain Views

The trek offers mesmerizing mountain views of Annapurna massif, Himchuli, Machhapuchre, Dhaulagiri, and more. You can get a 360-degree view of these gorgeous mountains from the Annapurna Base Camp.  

Cultural Exploration

You will get an opportunity to pass by picturesque and traditional villages. The majority of the locals in the region belong to the Gurung, Magar, and Thakali ethnic groups. During the trek, you can experience their culture, tradition, and warm hospitality. 

Explore two base camps

The trek allows you to explore the Machhapuchre Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp. The Macchhapuchre Base Camp lies en route and offers a majestic view of Mt. Machhapuchre.  

Tej Bahadur Gurung

With an experience of almost two decades, founder Mr. Tej Bahadur Gurung has established Nepal Alternative Treks as a widely recognized and reliable tourism operator. His degree in Tourism Studies and devotion to the sector has given him in-depth knowledge about trekking, climbing, cultural, and geological aspects of the country. He is a pioneer in introducing the concept of ‘off-beaten tracks’ and ‘alternative routes’ as well as treks and tour packages surrounding it.

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