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Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days


Overview

Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 days is the most beautiful trekking in Nepal.  Base Camp of Annapurna (4130m/ 13549ft) has the stunning view to Mt. Annapurna I, Annapurna South and Fishtail. The perfect combination of nature, culture, and view, ABC trek can be complete in 7 days trek.  An amazing walk through cultural villages, diverse landscape, terraced fields, quaint Gurung villages and varieties of flora and fauna can’t compare to any other part of the world.
Trekking trail to Annapurna Base Camp has comfortable guest houses to stay and delicious cuisine. All the trekking trail covered with WIFI and hot shower. The upper villages Machhepuchare Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp has limited lodges. You may have to share the room with other trekkers in a busy season at Base Camp.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days remains open all around the year. You are advised to check about the trail condition before start trekking in a deep winner or in a mid rainy season. The spring would have full blossom of rhododendron flower and winter will be fun of snow. The Jhinu Dada can be the best place to stop over and relax in a natural hot spring on the way back.
This trek can be combined with Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking and Annapurna Circuit trekking.
If you are looking a clean and peaceful accommodation with affordable price, you can check our hotel Green Eco Resort in Kathmandu.

 

 


Trip Highlights

  • Explore the Himalaya at Annapurna Base Camp  4130m
  • Explore the local Gurung Culture and life style
  • Explore the highland wildlife, plants, and vegetation.
  •  Himalayan birds, animals.
  • Play with snow in winter and flower in spring.

Trek in Spring: This is the time to trek in Spring (March to May) because of the full blossom of Rhododendron flower and a clear weather.  The weather is not so cold and not so hot.
Trek in Autumn: Autumn is another best time to trek. The rainy season will just over and the temperature is also lovely. The mountain saw beautiful with the clear sky.
Trek in winter: Trekking in winter season is challenging. The temperature goes down to -15-20. The lodges in the Base Camp could be closed after heavy snowfall. There is a chance of avalanche at base camp area and landslide between Dovan and MBC.
Trek in rainy season: The trek remains open rainy in the season as well as.  But there are some chances of landslide and flood could block the trail some short time.  You must be aware of leaches in the rainy season.

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Itinerary

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Your guide will pick you up (approx 7:30 am) from your hotel in Pokhara and drive to Siwai by private jeep. On the way, there is an ACAP check post where you have to register your permit. Continue drive along the Modi river to Siwai. Take a lunch here and hike to Chmrong.   Chomrong a beautiful village, typically Gurung in style, situated in the lap mountain. Chomrong is the gateway to MBC and ABC. It has a tiny overlooking view to Annapurna.  There is a nice guest house with WI-FI services. Enjoy your night at this village.
Driving time: approx. 2 hours (around 46 km)
Trekking time: approx. 5-6 hours
Heights: Chmrong 2170
Taken care: Trekking guide and porter
WIFI: paid wifi is available at the guest house or uses your date pack intent (Rs100-200 for a day).
Hot shower: Hot shoer is available with extra paid (not recommended to take a shower in winter)

Take a mountain breakfast (7:00 am) at your guest house. Pack your gear and start trek crossing the Chhomrong Khola before climbing steeply through a rhododendron forest, up the west bank of the Modi Khola. Have a lunch break at Bamboo and continue to Dovan Overnight at the lodge and rest. Dovan has few guest houses with electricity and WI-FI services but reception to the internet is very poor.
Trekking time: approx. 5-6 hours
Heights: Dovan2430m
Taken care: Trekking guide and porter
WIFI: paid wifi is available but not good signal. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doses not
Hot shower: normally no hot water for shower.

Trek to Deurali 3231m which is a small village with few guest houses on the way to ABC. This is not a hard day as you arrive at 3000m. Trek starts as other days, You can also have some rest at Himalaya Hotel (2873m) here we stop to stretch our legs and take a tea break. After taking rest we ascend to Hinko (3139m), a short path to Deurali (3231m). It has a tiny view of Mt. Fishtail from Deurali.  Night rest at the guesthouse.

Trekking time: approx. 5-6 hours
Heights: Deurali 3231m
Taken care: Trekking guide and porter
WIFI: normally no WIFI in this area.
Hot shower: normally no hot water for shower

Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4110m is not a long in distance but because of high altitude, it will take time to arrive. You have to push a bit to arrive at Machhapuchare Base Camp. You will have a fantastic view from MBC already and continue till ABC. There are only 4 lodges at Annapurna Base Camp. It is also known as Annapurna Sanctuary as it is totally surrounded by Mountain: Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Fishtail.
Trekking time: approx. 4-5 hours
Heights: ABC4130m
Taken care: Trekking guide and porter
WIFI: noWIFI here
Hot shower: Normally no hot water for shower.

Enjoy the stunning view of Annapurna panorama and sunrise. After breakfast trek starts to return following the same trail.

Trekking time: approx. 6 hours
Overnight: Mountain local lodge.
Meal included: BLD from local lodge menu
Taken care: Trekking guide and porter

After breakfast, we descend downhill trail to Jinu Danda. Jhinu Danda offers a natural hot spring. Enjoy the hot spring for refreshing. Overnight in the lodge. Lunch will serve on the way and dinner at the lodge

Trekking time: approx. 5 hours
Overnight: Mountain local lodge.
Meal included: BLD from local lodge menu
Taken care: Trekking guide and porter

We can enjoy a final downhill trail through the forest, terraced fields, and villages for about 5 hours to Nayapul. From here we drive for about 1 hour back to Pokhara and transfer to the hotel where our trek ends.

Trekking time: approx. 5 hours
Driving time: approx 1 ½ hours
Accommodation: Hotel on the lakeside.
Meal included: Breakfast, Lunch from local lodge


What are included?

  • Local Guest House accommodations in trekking on twin sharing (bathroom outside)
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner from the local guest hosue menu with tea coffee.
  • Trekking permit (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit ACAP and Trekkers Information Management System TIMS).
  • English speaking trekking guide and Porters (one porter per two persons is provided to carry the clients personal effects)
  • Private transfer to trek starting point (Siwai) and ending point.
  • Duffle bag, Sleeping bag, Trekking map, Trekking pole in trekking (on request)
  • Insurance for the trekking staff. (insurance as per state law)
  • Firs Aid medical kit with guide.
  • All the government tax and our (AATE) service charges.
  • Pre briefing about trekking (if possible in Kathmandu)
  • If the number of trekkers are more than 5 we will provide a assistant trekking guide.

What are not included?

  • Transport to and from Pokhara
  • Personal trekking equipment 
  • International flight and visa fees
  • Your travel insurance (for travel, cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss of life, theft of or damage to personal effects).
  • Tips and gratuities (crew frequently receives some recognition for good service)
  • Costs arising from unforeseen events outside the control of AATE.
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, mineral water, monuments entrance fees, postage, laundry, video, camera, phone, etc.
  • All other services not included in the “cost includes" section above.

Trip Enquiry

The itinerary listed is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. This trekking can be modified according to your time and requirements. We will be pleased if you provide every minor details about your trip.

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Trip reviews

amazing experience


Again (this is my second trip with Alpine Asian Trek & Expeditions). This time, i went to Annapurna Base Camp for 14 days. I had really amazing experience with them. Chuda san really taking care of me, and i enjoyed the flexibility in my trip. Chuda san is a great guide, he knows if the weather will change, he knows the snow will comes earlier, so we have to make some preparation and decided to overnight at MBC instead of deurali. The communication was great and i was lucky to meet local people and other inspiring people on the track, also Chuda san can explain very well about Nepal culture and about the country as well,, i really enjoyed trekking with him.

While in Kathmandu,,, Pradip is really really a good friend,, i was well taken care of, also i learnt Nepali language from him,, now i can say Tapailai kasto cha? Malai sancha cha, ani hajurlai, ramro,voli vetaula, k cha khabar? thikai cha, and so on =)
I'd love to take Pradip as my brother instead of my guide tho

The highlight of the trip was staying a night at Shekhar's house, and had a breakfast together with his family... that was incredible feeling, you are thousands miles away from your home, separate with your family for 2 weeks, and there's a family inviting you to spend the day with them in Nepal.

Thank you Alpine Asian Treks for making my trip really special.. will be back again soon!
Maro yatra ramro vayo, Chadai vetaula!!
Visited December 2016

“Thanks for helping us arrange a very good ABC Trek!”



Dear Shekhar,
"Thanks for helping us arrange a very good ABC Trek!"
We are now back in Shanghai, and back to normal life, working. But all the impressions and happy memories from Nepal will stay with us for a long time, and help us keep our spirits high during the autumn!

First of all, I want to thank you and your company for the arrangements and planning of our trek, and your patience when we had to change and update our plans, number of participants, schedules and preferred routes. And all our questions about preparations!

The guide in Kathmandu, Keshar (I hope I both remember and spell his name correctly, please excuse me if not), was very good for our group of people! Well balanced sightseeing of the city in the limited time we had, good choice of places/events, and also having much knowledge about all the things that we asked about. You can immediately feel that he is a nice person!

Binod Lama is as you told us in advance, a very very good guide. Both his skills and friendly and humble personality were much appreciated by us during the whole trek. Everything went very smooth and without any complications for us, thanks to Lama! Please make sure he gets this good official feedback from our group, and I will of course also contact him myself to thank him.

The two porters were also good, nice and friendly. I think they will continue to learn and grow even more under guidance from Lama, who seemed to always try to share his knowledge with them in a good way.

If some small issues should be remarked, I think we should have prepared our porter luggage better, the loads were maybe a bit on the heavy side. From their side, I would have appreciated better rain protection of the bags during the heaviest rains, even if the outside material is waterproof, zippers are usually not, so we had some pretty wet gear one of the days.

For us as Swedish people, we are absolutely not used to having so much help from others, like having porters, and people trying to earn some money by carrying bags at airports, hotels, etc. Even in the mountains, we always carry our own gear. Please excuse us if we have been acting rude, and might not have understood appropriate tipping, for different categories of services. The tipping is very hard for us to judge the correct size of, to have any relations how to compare it with for example a meal or similar that people need or usually have.

If you can and will, I think it will be appreciated by other future travellers to have guidance for what is expected and appropriate as "base level" for tipping different categories of services.

So, what will we keep in our minds and hearts after this trekking? I should only speak for myself, even if I think my friends would agree!

The largest and right now most important impressions:
- The friendly and kind spirit of Nepal, both in Katmandu, Pokhara, and out in the mountains. No doubt I would like to come back to your country and see more of it, do other treks!

- To have the possibility to be outdoors for several days in a row, experiencing the beautiful nature of your country.

- All the nice local food and tea.

- Our kind, polite and well-organized guides.

- That we in the morning in ABC really had the opportunity to see the Annapurna I, that had been covered in clouds and fog until then! Also, the surrounding mountain massifs were an astonishing view.


Frequently asked questions

Trekking guide will have the license from Nepal government after the completion the formal training. Our trekking guide has the long experience to Annapurna Base Camp. He speaks English and keeps knowledge about High Altitude mountain sickness, first aid, Annapurna Mountain and its history, people and culture. We will provide a porter (helper to carry the luggage) with warm clothing’s while going to the high mountain. Our company will give priority to the local porter as much as they are available. Porter can speak little English but they are friendly and honest.
We will accommodate you in nice and tiny guest houses in the Annapurna Base Camp trek. The guest houses are also known as the tea house.  You have will your own room (twin sharing) but the bathroom is sharing.  The guest houses are safe and are friendly. Your guide and porter will have their own room. From Deurali to ABC there are limited guest houses. In a busy season, you may have to share with more than 2 people in 1 room. The general understanding in trekking is sleep and eat at the same guest house. You will be served freshly cooked food. All the guest house have a standard menu with the fixed price which is set by the Local Lodge Management Committee. You can choose your meal from the menu.
There are limited medical facilities in the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking trail. We recommend to our trekkers to bring their own medicine (a headache, stomach ache, painkiller, Diamox, bandage, iodine, cotton, gauze, handy place, common cold, diarrhea, and scissor). Do not expect doctor or medical clinic in the upper section.
There is electricity supply until the Annapurna Base Camp. There may have some power cut schedule in the winter season.  Generally, they will ask you to pay extra for charging. Nepal has 220-volt power system. The power sockets are 2pin, 3 pins both are ok. Most of the guest houses offer paid internet services but upper section has no good reception for internet.  For your convenient, you can buy a local SIM card in Kathmandu and buy an internet package.
Although there is a motorable road till Siwai (near by Ghandruk village) the last part is muddy and bumpy. This raod can be blocked in rainy season. There is no price fixed. 4x4 jeep are better than a small car.
Trekking in Nepal is safe. There is no life-threatening in Annapurna region from human but precaution is always advised. If you require an emergency lift up from the mountain we can send the helicopter from Kathmandu or Pokhara. The price of the Heli charter is per hour basis. That should be paid by yourself or by your insurance.  You may buy a insurance which includes emergency evacuation (search and rescue).
The single girl trekkers are always safe with us. We have well trainde and responsible guide to led her to Annapurna Base Camp.
If you can’t complete your trekking due to your physical problem, climatic condition or etc we will give you some similar option within your time. If you cant complete your trekking due to our company reason, we will refund the not used services or give you similar options.
You can trust us because we trust you. After complette this trek, we want to be your local agent in Nepal.
Recommended Trekking Gear Lists:
  • Good boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light full leather boots
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks and lightweight inner socks
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
  • Good wind/rain jacket
  • Warm fleece jacket or jersey or pullover
  • Good -20 Sleeping bag (can be rented or buy in Kathmandu or in Pokhara)
  • A comfortable day pack, preferably with a waistband.
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
  • Gloves (light and heavy)
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Some T-shirts
  • Some Underwears
  • Hiking shorts
  • Sneakers and/or sandals
Note: The above mention trekking gears are in general. Please write to our trekking consultant to know the specific gears as per the season. Toiletries: Hand towel, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, face wash, toilet paper, wet tissue, hand wash gel (women kit to their period). Other necessary equipment in trekking:
  • Headlamp or torchlight with sphere  batteries
  • Basic First Aid Kit (We also provide comprehensive first aid medical kit)
  • Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
  • Daypack (approximately 25 ltr)
  • Water bottles (2 bottles recommended)
  • Toiletries
  • Small wash towel
Chocolate, biscuit, chewing gum, Snickers or etc
Please bring a prmanent water bottle to refill the boiled water or to put iodine tablets to purify the water, rubbish bag to bring the rubbish till the lodge or to the right place and etc.
Himalayas are very fargile. We cant predict the weather condition. Our business is to take care of you in trekking. We give first priourity to your safety while in trekking. If the weather condition is very bad or you are seriously injured or sick, your leader will have a authority to amend or cancel the rest of the itinerary.  The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.