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Annapurna Base Camp Trekking – 10 Days

10 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek Overview

Trip Facts

Weather

Weather -15°C to 25°C View Weather Detail

Duration

Duration 10 Days

Difficulty

Difficulty Moderate

Accommodation

Accommodation Hotel/Lodges/Resorts

Meals Included

Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Best Season

Best Season March, April, May, Sept, Oct, Nov

Transportation

Transportation Overland

Daily Activity

Daily Activity Approx. 5 - 6 hours

Religion

Religion Buddhism

Ethnic People

Ethnic People Gurung, Magar

Geographic Terrain

Geographic Terrain Mountain, Forest, Village, Glacier

Region of Nepal

Region of Nepal Annapurna Region, Kaski

Max. Altitude

Max. Altitude 4130m

A 10 Days Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek is the perfect package for you to experience the best trekking experience in the Annapurna Region. Lying in Nepal’s western region, Annapurna Base Camp is a popular trekking route. It sits in the lap of the world’s tenth-highest mountain, Mt. Annapurna. Its elevation is 4,130 meters.

Annapurna region is filled with diverse and rich flora and fauna. The Annapurna Conservation Area also lies in the region. Similarly, the region features many picturesque villages, terraced fields, glacial rivers, and stunning landscapes. It is also home to ethnic communities, the Gurungs and Magars.

The 10 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek package has so many things to offer to the trekkers. First of all, you get to travel through the vibrant forests of rhododendrons, oaks, bamboo, and highland pastures. You will also pass through a part of the Annapurna Conservation Area. Likewise, you can witness uplook and majestic views of mountains like Annapurna, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Himchuli, etc.

Your 10 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek will be filled with awe-inspiring and fulfilling experiences. Also, you can explore the region’s culture and tradition. You will be staying at the local lodges during your trek duration. Get ready to experience the hospitality of the Annapurna region at its best.

The trip begins in Pokhara and follow with a short drive to Sudame. From here, you begin the trek to Hile and Tirkhedhunga village . After crossing suspension bridge with a beautiful waterfall you will ascend  to Ulleri and continue to Banthanti.

The trail will take you to Ghorepani, which is a Magar village. Then, you hike to the top of the Poonhill vantage point to enjoy the scenery of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. After enjoying the views, you begin to trek northeast to Tadapani. Further, the trail crosses Chhomrong and follows the Modi River.

The trek heads to Sinuwa and stretches across the Annapurna Sanctuary to Himalaya. Then, the trails go past the Hinku Cave and reach Deurali. You trek north to reach the Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Here, you can relish the view of Mt. Fish Tail (6993m) and begin the trek to the Annapurna Base Camp.

The base camp offers a sublime display of the mountains in the Annapurna range, including Mt. Annapurna (8091m). After exploring the base camp, you retrace your steps back to Chhomrong. Then, you take a different route to Jhinu Danda, where you can soak in the natural hot springs. After resting at the hot springs of Jhinu, the trek reaches its final destination at Samrung. From here, you drive to Pokhara to conclude the trip.

Enjoy Ghorepani Poonhill View Point During Annapurna Base Camp Trek

En route to Annapurna Base Camp from Banthati, we will come across a beautiful Magar village, Ghorepani. The village sits at an elevation of 2800 meters and has many pretty teahouses, lodges, and homestays. We will stay here overnight on our second day of the trek.

The Poon Hill View Tower lies just above the Ghorepani Village at 3210 meters elevation. It takes around an hour to reach the view tower from Ghorepani. The forests of rhododendron and oaks adorn the trail to Poon Hill. Similarly, the trail mainly consists of stone staircases.

Most trekkers climb to the view tower to witness the mesmerizing sunrise. However, the gorgeous sunset view is no less stunning than the sunrise. We will climb to the Poon Hill View Tower early in the morning. The beautiful sunrise hues the entire snow-peaked mountains into warm golden colors. The sky acts as a perfect backdrop for the scenic view.

From the view tower, you can witness mountains like Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Machhapuchre, Dhaulagiri, Dhampus Peak, Nilgiri, Himchuli, and Gangapurna. The gorgeous sunrise is one of the highlights of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek that you do not want to miss.

Culture, tradition, and Religion Throughout ABC Trek

You will experience the region’s diverse culture and tradition during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Most of the region’s residents belong to the Gurung, Magar, and Thakali ethnic groups. As you move to higher elevations, you will also encounter Tibetan settlements.

Each ethnic group has its unique language, dress, culture, customs, festivals, and beliefs. For example, the women from the Gurung community wear Lungi while men wear Bhangro. Magar women wear traditional attire known as Chaubandhi cholo, while men wear Kaachhad. Similarly, the famous Ghatu dance belongs to the Gurung community, and the Maruni dance belongs to the Magar.

The residents of the lower parts of the Annapurna region mostly follow Hinduism. Meanwhile, the residents at higher elevations follow Buddhism. You will also come across ancient monasteries and stupas, which reflect the influence of Tibetan Buddhism. Some ethnic groups also follow their indigenous religion.

But one thing is common to them all: their warm and friendly hospitality. The teahouses, lodges, and homestays are common accommodation on the Annapurna regions. Locals run these places along the trails. They offer authentic local cuisine, which you can taste during the trek. Thus, trek to Annapurna Base Camp is not only an adventure but also a cultural exploration. The trek offers an enriching and fulfilling experience.

Can We Charge Mobile Phone, Wifi, Camera, Drone in Annapurna base Camp Trek?

Yes, you can charge your mobile phone, camera, and drone while on the ABC Trek. Similarly, you can also access Wi-Fi and the internet during the trek. However, the facilities can vary depending on the elevation. The accommodations will also charge extra fees for charging facilities and internet services.

In lower regions, the charging and internet facilities are more widely available. The accommodations have a local grid or solar panels for electricity. As you ascend to higher elevations, facilities may become limited. Wifi and internet connectivity are usually poor and unsuitable for extensive data work. In higher regions, internet service may be non-existent.

Trekkers should carry spare batteries and portable power banks. Finding a suitable drone charging facility may be more difficult than expected. Drones require specific voltage and amperage to charge, which is difficult to find at higher elevations. Therefore, it is best to bring extra batteries for the drone.

Jhinu Hot Springs

After climbing to Annapurna Base Camp, we will descend to Bamboo and Jhinu Danda. At 1600 meters in elevation, the small village of Jhinu Danda is famous for its natural hot springs. To reach the hot springs, you must take a 30-minute hike on steep trails from the village.

The hot spring pools lie on the Modi Khola Riverbank and luscious trees surrounds it. You can soak and relax your tired muscles in the hot water while enjoying the views. Depending on the river conditions, you can also dip into the icy river waters. However, this is not possible when the river current is too strong, and the river level is too high. The hot springs will rejuvenate you, and you can return to the village to stay overnight.

10 days Annapurna base camp Trek Cost

The 10 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek cost can range from USD 640 to USD 800 per person. The price can vary depending on the time of the year, trek duration, and services.

The trip cost mentioned above includes standard transportation, accommodations, meals, permits, guides, and porter fees. However, the price can increase if you customize the itinerary or add services. For example, if you want to take a flight instead of driving from Kathmandu to Pokhara, it can cost around USD 200 extra. Likewise, travel agencies may provide group discounts, which can reduce costs.

Is Annapurna Base Camp Harder Than Everest Base Camp Trek?

The answer to this question can vary depending on personal preference. Both trek destinations are moderately difficult treks and have no age restrictions.

However, altitude plays a crucial role in determining the trek’s difficulty. Both routes take you to a high altitude of over 3000 meters. The Annapurna Base Camp sits at an elevation of 4130 meters, which is also its highest point. Meanwhile, the Everest Base Camp sits at 5364 meters, and its highest point is at Kala Pathar at 5545 meters.

The higher the altitude, the more challenging and riskier the trek becomes. There is a higher risk of altitude sickness. Similarly, rapid changes in the weather and temperature make the trek more demanding. Hence, based on the altitude and risk, the trek to Everest Base Camp is more challenging than the ABC Trek.

Should I Choose Langtang Valley Trek or Annapurna Base Camp?

To opt for the Langtang Valley Trek or Annapurna Base Camp Trek depends solely on your preferences. Both trek destinations offer thrilling and amazing trek experiences and rich cultural exploration.

The ABC Trek is more popular than the Langtang Valley Trek. As a result, the trails to ABC are busier and crowded during peak season. But Langtang’s trails are comparatively less crowded. Similarly, its route is easier in terms of difficulty. The ABC Trek is more challenging and adventurous but not as difficult as the Everest Base Camp Trek.

Whether you choose Langtang Valley Trek or Annapurna Trekking, both offer remarkable journeys. The Langtang Valley Trek offers quieter and remote trails. However, the ABC Trek is ideal for witnessing majestic mountain views. So you can make your own decisions based on your preferences.

What is the Total Distance from Kathmandu to Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

The total distance from Kathmandu to Annapurna Base Camp is approximately 322 km. It includes the journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara and the trekking distance from Sudame to Annapurna Base Camp.

The journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara takes 6 to 7 hours and covers 205 km. From Pokhara, you will drive to Sudame, which takes 2 hours and covers 12 km. You will begin your trek from Sudame. Each day, you will cover around 11 km of distance and trek for approximately 5 to 6 hours.

It is important to note that the total distance can vary depending on the route and itinerary. Some trekkers begin their trek from Nayapul and take detours, which can slightly change the distance from Kathmandu to Annapurna Base Camp.

Is Annapurna Base Camp Safe Trek?

The ABC Trek is generally safe if the trekkers stay on the designated trails. The routes and trails are well-conditioned and well-marked. However, the season can influence the safety of the trails.

During the monsoon (summer) season, heavy rainfall can make the trails muddy and slippery. Landslides are also possible, and leeches infest the forest trails. In the winter season, heavy snowfall and blizzards at higher elevations make the trails icy and slippery, and avalanches are also possible.

Spring and autumn offer the best weather and climatic conditions for a safe ABC trekking experience. There is minimum precipitation, and the trails are dry. Moreover, clear skies offer the most stunning mountain vistas.

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Highlights of 10 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Embark on a journey to one of Nepal’s most popular trekking routes, the Annapurna Base Camp.
  • Drive along the winding Prithvi Highway, enjoying the scenic countryside views.
  • Take a serene boating experience at Lake Phewa in Pokhara.
  • Trek through the luscious subtropical forests to highland pastures and alpine meadows.
  • Along the ABC Trek trail, pass by charming settlements, cozy teahouses, terrace farms, and rivers.
  • Traverse past the cascading waterfalls, glacier-fed streams, and glacier moraines.
  • Trek into the Annapurna Conservation Area and observe the diverse flora and fauna.
  • Enjoy the gorgeous sunrise/sunset from the top of the Poon Hill View Tower.
  • Witness the breathtaking and glittering vistas of Mount Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Annapurna III, Machhapuchre (Fishtail), Gangapurna, and more.
  • Enter the Annapurna Sanctuary, a gleaming high basin en route.
  • Explore the Annapurna Base Camp at 4130 meters.
  • Dip into the natural hot spring at Jhinu Danda.
  • Immerse yourself in the Gurung and Magar community’s rich culture, traditions, and warm hospitality.
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10 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary for 2024

Day 1

Drive from Pokhara to Sudame - Trek to Banthanti

Day 1 Facts

Trekking Time Average

2hr Drive/12km Uphill Hike (Avg 4hrs)

Accommodation

Machhapuchhre Guest House, Banthanti

Altitude

(2100m./6930ft.)

Enjoy a breakfast overlooking the views of Mount Annapurna I (8091m) and Mt. Machhapuchhre (6997m) at Pokhara, the gateway to the Annapurna region. Afterward, you’ll prepare for the trek and embark on Jeep’s 2:00 hour-long drive through Baglung Highway towards Sudame. Your first-day trek starts from here onwards.

You will slowly start walking alongside the terraced fields of Hile and Tirkhedhunga village. The trek up to Trikhedhunga is relatively easy. Then, the trail rises uphill on stone staircases to Ulleri for around an hour and a half. The trail becomes gentler as you reach Banthanti, where you will stay overnight.

Day 2

Trek to Ghorepani

Day 2 Facts

Trekking Time Average

10km Uphill Hike
(Avg 4hrs)

Accommodation

Hotel Super View, Ghorepani

Altitude

(2800m./9240ft.)

From Banthanti, you’ll begin your trek into the forest of rhododendrons and oaks. You will pass by several settlements, including Nangethanti. You will continue ascending for an hour and a half, bringing you to Ghorepani.

At 2,874 meters, Ghorepani is a Magar village that offers beautiful views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and the Annapurna massif. You will stay overnight in Ghorepani.

Day 3

Trek to Tadapani

Day 3 Facts

Trekking Time Average

14km Up/Downhill Hike
(AVG 5hrs)

Accommodation

Hotel Grand View

Altitude

(2650m./8745ft.)

The day begins with an early morning hike towards the famous view tower at Poon Hill (3193m). Poon Hill is an hour-long walk from Ghorepani. It brings you to a hill that offers a magnificent panoramic view of the peaks in Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri, Himalchuli, and Dhaulagiri ranges.

After enjoying a scenic trek to Poon Hill and experiencing the mesmerizing sunrise, you will retrace your path back to Ghorepani village. You will begin climbing northeast towards Tadapani village after your breakfast. The scenic trek passes lush Rhododendron forests and a few waterfalls. Similarly, you will trek past Gurung Hill, Deurali, Banthanti village, and terrace farms. After a 5 to 6 hours trek, you will reach Tadapani and stay there overnight.

Day 4

Trek to Chhomrong village

Day 4 Facts

Trekking Time Average

14km Down/Uphill Hike
(Avg 5hrs)

Accommodation

Hotel Panorama/ Excellent View

Altitude

(2130m./7029ft)

You will leave Tadapani and begin climbing northeast through lush Rhododendron forests. The trail then drops towards Chuile village before climbing uphill through Ghurjung village. It will continue ascending. At the final part of the trek, you need to do a short hike through the exposed ridge overlooking the Machhapuchhre (6997m) Peak.

The trail ascends towards Ghandruk village. From here, it steeply descends to Kimron Khola and finally reaches Chhomrong Village. It is one of the most beautiful Gurung villages in the Annapurna Region. You will stay overnight in Chhomrong.

Day 5

Trek to Bamboo

Day 5 Facts

Trekking Time Average

14km Down/Uphill Hike
(Avg 6hrs)

Accommodation

Trekker's Lodge

Altitude

2300m./7590ft.

You will leave Chhomrong village and begin climbing downhill amidst the beautiful settlements toward Chhomrong Khola. You’ll cross Chhomrong Khola upon arrival and start ascending towards Sinuwa village. You will enjoy your lunch there and then continue climbing through lush forests.

The trail becomes even until you reach Khuldi Ghar. From here onwards, the trail descends towards the discreet Bamboo. Located at a lower altitude, Bamboo lies amidst dense Bamboo forests and huge rocks. The environment around the village is colder, and you can hear the sounds of rivers flowing. You will stay at Bamboo for the night.

Day 6

Trek to Deurali

Day 6 Facts

Trekking Time Average

12km Uphill Hike
(Avg 5hrs)

Accommodation

Panorama View hotel

Altitude

3200m./10560ft.

After enjoying breakfast at Bamboo Village, you will begin climbing through the foggy Bamboo forests. Leaving the bamboo forests, you’ll ascend through rocky paths towards an exposed ridge. The scenic trail follows en route to the Himalayas, towards Dovan.

You can enjoy your lunch and trek alongside the majestic glacial Modi River. You will follow a narrow gorge of the Modi Khola Glacier Valley and towards Deurali. Amidst the scenic trail, you can take a detour to the Hinku Cave. It is an ice cave formed out of icy mountain water. You will rest for the night in Deurali.

Day 7

Trek to Annapurna Base Camp

Day 7 Facts

Trekking Time Average

8km Uphill Hike
(Avg 5hrs)

Accommodation

Annapurna Sanctuary Lodge

Altitude

4130m./13596ft

As you leave Deurali, the trail gradually climbs alongside the Modi River. You will trek through pristine alpine shrubs and witness rock slabs decoratively placed on each other. An arduous climb past another icy cave will bring you to Machapuchare Base Camp (3700m).

The base camp lies just below the hanging cliff of Machhapuchhre (6997m) and offers glorious views of the surrounding landscapes. You’ll enjoy your lunch and then embark on the last section of the trail. After a scenic hour-long trek through vast rocky fields, you will reach the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). ABC grants a surreal scenery of the vistas of the magnificent Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges and other numerous peaks. You will stay at the base camp overnight.

Day 8

Trek to Bamboo

Day 8 Facts

Trekking Time Average

18km downhill Hike
(AVG 7HRS)

Accommodation

Trekker's lodge

Altitude

2300m./7590ft

The day begins early, as you’ll get up and explore the pristine Annapurna Base Camp. Located amidst high mountains, the village offers views of the Annapurna ranges, Hiunchuli (6441m), and Machhapuchhre (6997m). You can walk towards the Memorial Chorten and enjoy the panoramic view of the Annapurna range and other famous peaks.

After enjoying breakfast at the base camp, you’ll begin retracing your path. You’ll head downstream along the Modi River towards Deurali. Then, you’ll continue climbing down through the Himalayas to Dovan and Bamboo, where you’ll rest overnight.

Day 9

Trek to Jhinu Danda

Day 9 Facts

Trekking Time Average

14km down/uphill Hike
(Avg 6hrs)

Accommodation

Park Himalaya/ Namaste Lodge

Altitude

1600m./5280ft

You’ll begin trekking through lush forests as you leave Bamboo Village.  Then, you will climb along the narrow ridge towards Sinuwa village. From Sinuwa, the trail gradually drops towards the Chhomrong River. You will cross the river and climb stone steps towards Chhomrong Village.

From here, you will continue walking down along the exposed ridge towards Jhinu Danda. Jhinu Danda is a low-altitude village home to the famous hot springs. The springs are a half-hour hike from the village, where you can dip to relieve the trek exhaustion. Then, you will return to Jhinu Danda and stay here overnight.

Day 10

Trek to Samrung - Drive to Pokhara - Overnight in Pokhara

Day 10 Facts

Trekking Time Average

20mins Flight
2:30 hrs Drive

Altitude

(820m./2706ft)

After enjoying your breakfast at Jhinu, you will begin trekking toward Samrung. Leaving Jhinu Danda, the trail rises through the lush forested path for 20 minutes. It is primarily a downhill trek. Once you arrive at Samrung, you’ll catch a jeep and drive through Nayapul and towards Pokhara. Your trek ends after you reach Pokhara. You can spend the evening exploring the beautiful lifestyle at Pokhara.

What do you get in the Trip?

Included

  • Tribhuwan international airport transfer ( Airport + Hotel + Airport )in Kathmandu .
  • Lodge ( Twin share basis) accommodation during the trekking.
  • All meals ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner ) during trek.
  • One experienced, first aid trained, fluent English speaking, local language speaking, friendly and government authorized trekking guide and required porters (one porter for two persons ).
  • Guide/ Porter’s food, accommodation, salary, insurance, transportation and equipments.
  • Entire overland transportation as per mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Annapurna conservation area project ( ACAP) and necessary permits ( TIMS).
  • Assistance of emergency rescue.
  • A trekking map, Duffel bag, Oxygen saturation check up everyday, water purification, first aid kit box, Company t-shirt and trekking completion certificate.
  • Government tax and service charge.
  • Public Liability Insurance.

Excluded

  • Hotel accommodation and meals in Kathmandu/Pokhara.
  • Hard and soft table drinks such as tea/coffee, coke, fanta, mineral water, beer, desert, hot shower, hot water, battery charge, laundry, phone bill, bar bill etc.
  • Personal Travel insurance.
  • Tips for guide and porters .( Highly suggested).

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Group Discounts Available

Group of 1 - 1 $840.00 PP $640.00 PP
Group of 2 - 4 $690.00 PP $590.00 PP
Group of 5 - 8 $670.00 PP $570.00 PP
Group of 9 - 12 $650.00 PP $550.00 PP
Group of 13 - 16 $630.00 PP $530.00 PP
Group of 17 - 20 $610.00 PP $510.00 PP
Group of 21 - 25 $590.00 PP $490.00 PP

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Traveler Reviews

I trekked to ABC in April2017 . Tour guide and Porters were very nice, friendly and cheerful! They took good care of us though someday our staff couldn’t reserved the lodge for us before it was fully booked b’coz they didn’t sure if all of us could make it. So that was my first time sleeping with a tuna cans, cabbages, tissues, paper in storage room which was quite surprising but that’s not a big deal! I made it!

5.0

Big Voice

Bangkok, Thailand
My second time trekking through your agency was also amazing as last time. Thanks very much for organizing so professionally my trek for a month to ABC, Manang and Ganesh himal. My porter cum guide Chanda is very friendly, helpful, informative and taking care of me. It is never enough to visit Nepal and to see its beauty for me so I have already planned to visit again next year.

5.0

Chris drummon

Canada

ESSENTIAL INFO

Best time to trek Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The best time to visit the 10 Days Annapurna Base Camp is during the spring and autumn season.  During this time of the year, you will find a suitable climate to trek in. Annually, thousands of tourists including both national and international tourists come to Annapurna Base Camp for trekking. At this time of the year, you will be able to travel in a clear sky at a stable temperature. Similarly, you will be able to enjoy the beauty of nature. At this time of the year, you will be able to see the stunning view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges without any disturbance of bad weather.

Travel insurance Required for Trekking Annapurna

Personal travel insurance is not included in our tour. so, you have to compulsorily have trekking insurance from your insurance company. Similarly, make sure that your travel insurance company has covered all your injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, rescue mission, loss of property, etc. Most importantly, make sure that your insurance policy has covered your 4000m plus trekking and adventure policy.  So, make sure all these boxes are ticked before the trek. In addition, make sure that your travel insurance is not expired.

10 Days ABC Trek Difficulties

The 10 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek has moderate challenges and difficulties. During the trek, you will have to walk between 5 to 7 hours each day. Similarly, it takes 8 km to 18 km to hike a day. Moreover, you will climb around 3,000 staircases on your way to the Annapurna Base Camp. So you need to be physically fit and prepared. The route requires trekkers to climb uphill and descend downhill. 

But do not worry, the trail also consists of level grounds and paths. The highest elevation you will reach during the trek is at 4,130 meters. It is where the Annapurna Base Camp is situated. The risk of altitude sickness is low but it is still good to take precautions. Proper rest and acclimatization are important to combat altitude sickness. 

Trekkers are advised to be physically and mentally prepared to tackle the Annapurna Base Camp Trek difficulties. But trekking to ABC is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

In addition, to all that this trek is 12 days long which will fully push the physical and mental state of your body. Furthermore, this trek will test your stamina too. And, if you are not prepared for the trek then you might fall victim to altitude sickness.  Similarly, other difficulties that you will face during the trek are its landscape and the remote nature of the trek. So, make sure that you are prepared for that. But, if you are not passionate about the trek then it will add to your difficulty during the trek.

Accommodation During 10 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Camp Trek route. They are budget-friendly and provide basic facilities. Generally, there are rooms with attached bathrooms available. As you move to the higher elevation, accommodations usually have shared bathrooms.

Our 10 days  Annapurna Base Camp Trek package covers all your accommodations for the trek. We provide Lodge with twin share basis accommodation during the trekking.

Upon request, we can arrange a luxury lodge for you at every stop except for overnight stay at Annapurna Base Camp.

Do not worry about equipment and supplies. We will provide you with a sleeping bag and everything will be arranged by us. So rest assured.

Meals Option During 10 Days ABC Trekking

We do not offer any soft or hard drinks. However, we ensure that the food we provide is of sufficient quantity and quality. We also make adjustments to meet our customers’ preferences, ensuring that they receive the best possible service. Our meals are of top-notch quality and offer a blend of Nepali and western cuisine. You can enjoy your stay while indulging in our delicious food.

Experience and Fitness For Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Firstly, you should be passionate about the trek. Furthermore, you should not have any heart or lung diseases. Most importantly, you should also not have any blood-related diseases. Furthermore, you should have confidence in yourself. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a very long trek so you should be physically fit and mentally tough. In addition, you should have at least the experience of climbing small peaks. Similarly, you should be experienced as well. But, despite that, if you want to trek here we recommend you hire a guide for your trek.

Climate and Weather of Annapurna Base Camp Route

The climate of Annapurna Base Camp Route is mostly cold throughout the year. So, we recommend you travel during the spring and monsoon seasons. These seasons provide you with the best scenery of the surrounding. Similarly, the temperature is also moderate. If you want to experience the perfect weather and climate these seasons are perfect. In addition to this if you travel here at this time then you will see the beautiful scenery of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Route Briefing

We will provide you with a detailed breakdown of our 10-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek route. Our itinerary begins from Pokhara. You will have to walk between 5 to 7 hours a day which depends on the destination. Similarly, you will hike between 8 to 14 km every day. 

On the first day, you will drive to Sudame (1,350 meters) from Pokhara. You will embark on the jeep journey through Baglung Highway. It takes around 2 hours to reach Sudame. Then onwards, you will start your trek. You will slowly make your way through terraced fields and along the villages of Hile and Tikhedhunga. You will climb uphill on stone-paved staircases to reach Ulleri and then to Banthanti (2,100 meters).  You will stay at Banthanti for the night. 

Your second day’s destination is Ghorepani (2,800 meters). From Banthanti, you will walk through the rhododendron forest towards Nangethanti. Then, you will continue to climb for an hour and a half before reaching Ghorepani. The next morning you will take an early morning hike to view a sunrise from Poonhill’s view tower (3,193 meters).

It takes an hour to reach Poonhill from Ghorepani. You can witness one of the most beautiful sunrises with a panoramic mountain view from Poonhill.  After that, you will retrace your way back to Ghorepani before setting off to the village of Tadapani (2,650 meters). The village of Tadapani lies in the northeast direction. You will again travel through rhododendron forests and pass through Gurung Hill and Deurali before you reach your destination. 

After leaving Tadapani, you will continue climbing northeast through the Rhododendron forests. The trail will pass by Chuile village and Gurung villages. You will have to hike through an exposed ridge overlooking Machhapuchhre before reaching Chhomrong (2,130 meters). You will stay overnight at the Chhomrong village. 

The next day, you will ascend downhill from Chhomrong towards Sinuwa village. The destination is Bamboo (2,300 meters). After reaching Sinuwa, the trail will take you uphill towards the bamboo forests. Amidst the bamboo forest is the Bamboo village. You will rest overnight. The next day, you will ascend through rocky paths. You will start to see the change in scenery from green forests to highland pastures. 

The scenic trail will take you alongside the glacial Modi River and towards Deurali (3,200 meters). You will come across a Hinku Cave on the way. You can take time to explore the cave. The cave is formed out of icy mountain water. Deurali is among the important stops for acclimatization. You will rest for the day at Deurali as you prepare for the Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 meters) climb the next day. 

After a good night’s rest, you are in for an arduous climb to the base camp. You will gradually climb alongside the Modi River. Similarly, you will have to climb past an icy cave and trek on rocky paths. The arduous climb will be worth every moment. You will be greeted by a surreal mountain view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. You will end your day trek by camping out at the base camp for the night. The following morning, you will begin early. You will retrace your path back to Bamboo. 

After an overnight stay at Bamboo, you will head to Jhinu Danda (1,600 meters) the next day.  You will spend a night at Jhinu Danda then trek to Samrung (1,500 meters) and then drive back to Pokhara the next day. Your 10-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek will end after reaching Pokhara. 

Things to Prepare for the 10 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek

There is a quote that states it is better to be safe than to be sorry. We couldn’t agree more. So we have prepared a list of things that you need to prepare for your 10-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek. These include:

Documents and Paperwork For 10 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek

For international trekkers, traveling without a proper visa and paperwork is not possible. International travelers travel to Nepal on a tourist visa. It allows travelers to travel and participate in various activities in Nepal. You can get a visa from the Nepal Embassy situated in your country. Or you can get the visa on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport.

Other important documents you will require during your 10-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek are two permits. You will need TIMS (Transport Information Management System) and ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit). You can get these permits in Kathmandu as well as Pokhara. But our 10-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek package comes with these permits included.

Although the Annapurna Base Camp route is safe. However, trekking to the higher elevation is risky. Therefore, travel insurance is important. The weather can become unpredictable and there can be unforeseen accidents and emergencies. Insurance can compensate for those risks. Likewise, it can also cover baggage loss, trip postponements, and trip cancellations.

  • ACAP : NPR 3000 for foreigners and NPR 1000 for SAARC
  • Note: Child below 10 years are free

Clothing and Personal items

You need to pack proper clothing items for the 10-day Annapurna Base Trek. Even during the warm weather, the temperature can get chilly at higher elevations. Similarly, there can be occasional rain showers. So, pack a down jacket, rainproof/waterproof jacket, lightweight pants, long-sleeved shirts, moisture-wicking socks and innerwear, and insulating layers.

Similarly, wear sturdy and waterproof shoes with good ankle support. You can also carry gloves, scarves, and hats. Other than these, you can carry personal items such as toiletries, sunscreen, wet wipes, sanitizers, etc.

You can also carry books or diaries, snacks, and energy bars. These personal items can make your trek experience more comfortable. For female trekkers, we highly suggest you carry your supply of menstrual hygiene products. There is limited availability of sanitary products at higher elevations.

Equipment and Gear For Trekking

Trekking without proper equipment and gear is a nightmare. The first thing you will require is a 40-50 liter backpack with adjustable straps. The backpack should be comfortable as you will be carrying all your essentials in it. You also need a sturdy and adjustable trekking pole for stability.

Similarly, you also need to carry rain gear, headlamps, batteries, a power bank, and a thermal bottle. Our guide also carry a first aid kit for safety purposes. In our 10-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek package, we will provide you with a sleeping bag and trekking map. There is also an option to rent trekking equipment and gear in Kathmandu.

Pricing for 10 Days ABC Trek Packages

The pricing for ABC Trek can differ depending on the packages. The trek duration and season also affect the package cost Similarly, the pricing for solo and group trekkers can differ.  Most trekking agencies provide group discounts.

Here at Nepal Alternative Treks, we have a 10-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek package for you. Our package includes transportation, accommodations, meals, permits, and insurance. Likewise, our package also covers guide/porter fees (including their accommodation, insurance, and others). We provide a trekking map, duffle bag, water purification, first aid kit, company t-shirt, and trekking completion certificate in our package.

We also offer customization packages. For further inquiries, feel free to contact us!

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