• 8 day Annapurna base camp trek

    Annapurna base camp

  • Trail on Annapurna base camp trek

    Deurali to Annapurna Base camp

  • Annapurna I during the sunrise

    Annapurna I during the sunrise

Annapurna base camp Trek - 8 days

Annapurna base camp trek is the most popular and vibrant trek in Nepal Himalayas. The trek starts from Pokhara in the foothills of the Annapurna and passes through charming villages of Magar and Gurung popular as Gurkha soldier recruits. The lush Rhododendron forest, happy villages and dramatic mountain view within just 8 days or less makes the trek the most popular. The trek is moderately difficult with ups and downs on rugged trails.
Annapurna base camp at 4,200 m is a funnel shaped valley with 360° view of Annapurna South, Annapurna I (8,091 m), Tent peak, Fishtail and others. Melting snow of the gigantic rock faces form a glacier that drains into the Modi River. Annapurna I is the tenth highest peak in the world and is the first of the 8,000 m peaks climbed as early as in 1950.
Extension of dirt road further into the valley made it possible to do the Annapurna base camp trek in 8 days comfortably. Drive with 4WD to the new trail head avoiding the dusty road and trek only in the higher reaches which are still pristine.

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Note: Could be customized for 6 days or longer.

USD 650 Book now to get 10% off

INR 19,800 Special package for Indian trekkers

Short ABC trek escapes walking in the dirt road. You won't miss anything as the trek includes detour of Ghorepani and follow the standard itinerary to the Annapurna base camp.

Annapurna Base camp trek

Annapurna Base camp Trek Itinerary

DAY 1: Drive to Ulleri (2½ hr / 2,100 m) from Pokhara and trek to Ghhorepani

Our guide and porter team will come to pick you up from the hotel as per the agreed time of departure. In a comfortable ‘four-wheel drive’, you will drive west of Pokhara to Nayapul. Leave the Baglung highway and follow the Burungdi River valley on dirt road. We will register our permits at the crossing of Modi River at Birethanti. Modi River drains the melting snow from Annapurna base camp. Drive past Thikedunga village from where the road climbs to the Ulleri village at 2,100 m. We will get the first view of Annapurna I, Huinchuli and Mt Fishtail. The trail from Ulleri climbs gradually through the Rhododendron forest to the ridge-top village of Ghorepani at 2,800 m. Enjoy the magnificent view of snow peaks form Dhaulagiri and Annapurna.

DAY 2: Poon Hill hike (1 hr / 3,200 m) | Trek to Tadapani (5 hrs / 2,500m)

Ghorepani – Poon Hill is one of the popular short trek destination in Annapurna. This detour also helps us with acclimatization. In the early morning, hike 1 hr to Poon Hill (3,200 m) for the sunrise view over the Himalayas and climb down to Ghorepani for breakfast. After breakfast, trek along the Rhododendron forest to Tadapani and further down to Chuile village. The day’s walk is brilliant through the forests offering view of snow peaks from its clearings. Lush vegetation with chirping of birds, crystal clear creek, waterfalls under the blue sky make the day outstanding.

DAY 3: Trek to Sinuwa (7 hrs / 2,400 m)

Enjoy the view of Annapurna South and Huinchuli from Chuile and head towards next destination after breakfast. The trail climbs down steeply and crosses the Ghurjung River over the suspension bridge. Then climb gradually through the terrace farms and charming villages to Chhomrong. Chhomrong at 2,100 m is beautiful village with close view of Annapurna South, Huinchuli and Fishtail. After scrumptious lunch in this scenic village climb down on stone steps (about 3,000) to the Chhomrong River and then climb up again on the other side to the Sinuwa village. On the day we pass the permanent settlements and join the main trail to Annapurna base camp.

DAY 4: Trek to Deurali (7 hrs / 3,300 m)

The walking further is mostly through the thick Rhododendron forest wedged between steep rockfaces of Annapurna South and Fishtail. We climb down to Modi River basin and follow the river upstream. Cross the crystal-clear streams over plank bridges and enjoy the magnificent view of Fishtail while walking through the pleasant Rhododendron and bamboo forests. At Hinku cave, we come above the tree line and cross the debris filled floodplain created by avalanches.

DAY 5: Trek to Annapurna Base camp (4 hrs / 4,200 m)

At this altitude, valley widens up and more snow peaks come in sight. We will gain the altitude but more gradually. The altitude may make it more difficult but the distance is shorter. So take it slow and steady with long lunch break at Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) base camp. Climb another hour to Annapurna base camp. Walk to the end of the glacial moraine to hear the growling avalanches and observe the natures phenomenon.

DAY 6: Trek down to Sinuwa (7 hrs)

You will have several opportunities to capture the brilliant pictures animated with day lights and moving clouds. Morning lights turns Annapurna I from pink to red and orange. Observe the sunrise view over the snow peaks in 360 degree and start walking down to Sinuwa. Walking down is much faster and also gives different perspective into the valley aligned with snow peaks.

DAY 7: Trek down to Jhinu danda (4 hrs / 1,600 m) and enjoy the natural hot spring

We come back to the lively villages with terrace farms and schools. Trek back the same trail as we took up till Chhomrong village and then follow the ridge down to Jhinu Danda. The village gives access to the natural hot spring by the Modi River. The day’s walk is just 4 hrs, giving us enough time to go an relax in the hot spring or use the extra time to walk slowly back from the base camp.

DAY 8: Drive back to Pokhara - 3 hrs

Trek about 3 hrs in the morning to Syauli bazaar and drive back to Pokhara.

Trekking Facts

Open and Safe from Covid 19
Nepal is open for trekking and is the safest destination to travel at the moment. Nepal has been successful in controlling the Covid 19 pandemic by bringing the active cases from 45,000 in October to only 900 by March 2021. Vaccination of frontline workers, elders and critical and other public servants has been accomplished. With fewer tourists, Spring 2021 is the best time to do Annapurna base camp trek.

Annapurna base camp trek in 2021 after Covid pandemic

Duration
- 8 days from Pokhara and back
Season
- September - December
- Mid February - May
Trek Grade
- Difficult with ups and downs of about 800 m each with walking in altitude above 3,000 m based on basic teahouse accommodation.
Max Altitude
- 4,190 m at Annapurna base camp
Accommodation
- Teahouse
Transportation
- SUV / 4WD
Meal
- ABC trek has well established teahouses which cater choice of local and basic international cuisines.
Water
- Bottled waters are banned in the ABC trek to reduce the plastic waste. So don't forget to carry an empty water bottle which you can refill with safe drinking water available at the teahouses.

Trek cost and departure date

Write us to join the trek on 4 April 2021

Special package for Indian trekkers

INR 19,800 / person for 8 day Annapurna base camp trek.

INCLUDES :
  • 8 days trek from Pokhara
  • Private 4WD to and back from the trekking trail head.
  • Necessary trekking permits.
  • Trekking with licensed, experienced and insured guide and porter.
  • Teahouse accommodation with breakfast.
EXCLUDES :
  • Any type of insurances. Rescue and evacuation will be done on your account.
  • Bottled drinks and beverages. You can buy drinking water along the way.
  • Lunch, Dinner and any other things purchased by trekkers.
  • Delay and cancellation because of natural phenomenon.
  • Tips guide and porters (Service charges are included in hotel and restaurants.)

USD 650 for the trek on the scheduled date in March, April and May 2021. Customize private trek to Annapurna base camp. Special rate for group of 4 or more. Book now to get early bird discount of 10% discount

Join Annapurna Base camp Trek

Departure dates are guaranteed
15, 25 March | 5, 15, 25 April | 2 | 11 May 2021

INCLUDES :
  • Trekking package from Pokhara
  • All ground transportation to and back from trekking trail head.
  • Necessary trekking permits.
  • Trekking with licensed, experienced and insured guide and porter.
  • Teahouse accommodation with three meals a day during the trek
EXCLUDES :
  • Any type of insurances. Rescue and evacuation will be done on your account.
  • Bottled drinks and beverages. You can buy drinking water along the way.
  • Tea breaks, snacks, toiletries and any other things purchased by trekkers.
  • Delay and cancellation because of natural phenomenon.
  • Tips guide and porters (Service charges are included in hotel and restaurants.)

Excellent Tour - Annapurna Base camp

I went for a two weeks trek on the Annapurna Conservation area with iTourNepal early April 2021. Great experience, somptuous landscapes and thanks to Covid-19, the mountains were almost for us alone. The few tourists we crossed were mostly Nepalese.
I am very satisfied with iTourNepal. Ravi was great at the early stages, including his advices to prepare the bag. They turned out very useful and accurate.
And my guide, Dil, was outstanding, strong, reliable and attentive. Special thanks for helping me with my daily courses of Nepali language.
I definitely recommend this trip to whoever has 2 weeks and two good legs!

- BEN R | FRANCE

Trek of a lifetime

I don't know when I'll be able to make it to do another trek, but it is very likely that my trek to Annapurna Basecamp was a trek of a lifetime. Rabi and his team made it into the best experience I could have imagined, and at an incredible value. Hire these guys, they will make a perfect trip for you.

- Blake T | Missouri, USA

10 days in Nepal

This is the best way to go if you're looking for trekking (or anything else) in Nepal. Along our 9 day trek in the Annapurna region everything was excellent, from the amazing views from base camp to the friendly people. Our guide Rabi and porter Ramis became great friends along the trip. Rabi is an amazingly friendly and intelligent guy who shares his love for Nepal. You get more than what you pay for with this tour provider!

- Rich T | Bangkok

Well Planned !

The trek to the base camp was a magnificent experience, 100% recommended. Each of the stages is worth it, the ascent was very progressive and well planned by our guides so we did not have any incidents or discomfort at any time. Our incredible guide and porter, the treatment was very close, we consider them friends. They told us stories about Nepal and solved any curiosity we might have. We will certainly repeat!

- Gema – Spain

Fantastisk tur - har kun rosende ord!

The trek to the base camp was a magnificent experience, 100% recommended. Each of the stages is worth it, the ascent was very progressive and well planned by our guides so we did not have any incidents or discomfort at any time. Our incredible guide and porter, the treatment was very close, we consider them friends. They told us stories about Nepal and solved any curiosity we might have. We will certainly repeat!

- Camilla Skov – Denmark

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