How many days should I have to need trek in Annapurna base camp

  • Updated on Feb 17, 2023
  • Govinda Gurung
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Adventure in the beauty of Himalayan Nepal the 13 days Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trekking is a natural attraction and exciting route in the Annapurna Area, it will change a lifetime experience to the world’s 10th highest mountain (Mt Annapurna 8091m) Base Camp. Would you plan to trek Annapurna Basecamp with enjoying the delightful viewpoint Poon Hill (3,210m) in 13 days? Genuinely, you will get the most joy in beautiful Annapurna Himalayan as well as this 13 days itinerary is perfect to discover the typical local culture, the massive Annapurna range view, scenery natural, breathtaking landscapes, and the real lifestyle of mountain people. ABC 13 Days trek to the world's famous trekking destinations is a great option for adventure and nature lovers trekkers. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an amazing journey to the Annapurna Himalayas in Nepal, which offers high passes experience, diverse cultures of Gurung and Magar communities, rich mountain vistas, terraced fields, friendly local peoples hospitality, picturesque traditional villages, and a wide range of flora with fauna.

This 13 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary is also known as a fantastic Annapurna Sanctuary via Poon Hill and the route is the beauty of nature and culture. ABC and Poon Hill Moderate trek can do all of the ages physically fit trekkers without altitude sleekness and the trail leads you into the heart of massive Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Panorama vistas against the blue sky. The major highlights of this trek are Poon Hill (3,210m), which provides wonderful Himalayan ranges views with an amazing sunrise, and the second one is colossal mountains land of Mount Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m), which provides up-close surrounding snow-capped and huge glaciers zones. 13 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek/ABC is the comfortable itinerary to reach the base camp and suitable for hikers or beginner trekkers. During the trek, you walk through the beauty of natural and lush forests of rhododendron, oak, pine, and bamboo. The trek takes us to traditional ethnic settlements for a precious chance to comprehend the unique culture and rich variety of natural sceneries. This trek is one of the best trekking destinations to express your holiday in the delightful region of Annapurna.

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Where we start the trek and what we see

13 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary begins from Kathmandu city with sightseeing the enormous cultural heritage sites and the journey heads towards the naturally beautiful city of Pokhara by taking a scenic drive on a tourist bus. The trek starts from Nayapul and you walk through the terraced fields and lush rhododendron with oaks forests to Tikhedunga, Ulleri, Ghorepani, Chhomrong, Dovan, and finally reach the Base Camp of Mount Annapurna. Form Poon Hill and Base Camp you will get to see the views of the mesmerizing mountains of Singu Chuli (6501m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Tharpu Chuli (5663m), Machhapuchhre, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri ranges with glacier valley. As well as the route offers to explore the Nepali rural lifestyle, ethnic group cultures, natural hot springs, Buddhist culture, and traditional valleys. Himalayan Frozen Adventure caters to 13 day Annapurna base camp trekking package at the best price guarantee with departure dates.

Highlights of this trekking 

  • A scenic drive by tourist bus from Kathmandu valley to the naturally blessed city of Pokhara.
  • Hike to the amazing viewpoint Poon Hill to see golden sunrise and panorama mountain ranges views.
  • Explore the unique culture, local lifestyle, and warm hospitality of the Gurung and Magar community.
  • Rare a wide range of flora and fauna.
  • See the majestic Himalayan Mountains of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges.
  • Reach the peaceful mountain land Annapurna Base Camp.
  • Get a unique Himalayan trekking trail experience.
  • Natural Hot Spring at Jhinu dada.

The perfect itinerary for the Annapurna base camp trek

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu 1350m/ 4428 ft and transfer to Hotel

One of the members of the Himalayan Frozen Adventure will be at the Tribhuvan International Airport to pick you up upon your arrival day. He/she takes you to the hotel and briefs you on the day program. Later, you meet with other team members over a welcome dinner organized by the company.

Day 02:Trek from to Jhinuwa Dada Hot spring 1420m/4590 ft- 4/5 hrs walk

We have designed a short yet wonderful guided tour during which you visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, Swayambhunath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. The tour presents deep insights into the history and diverse culture of Nepalis. After the tour, you prepare for the trip. You and your guide will check all the gear and documents and do the final packing.

Day 03:Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara 850m /2788 ft- 6/7 hrs by tourist bus

This day begins with a delicious breakfast and then a long drive to the lake city called Pokhara. During the drive, you get to see beautiful views of rivers, small settlement areas. lush green hills, and waterfalls. Upon reaching Pokhara, you head to the hotel. You are free to explore nearby areas. If you want, you can also do boating on the tranquil Fewa Lake enjoying a stunning sunset.

Day 04:Drive Pokhara to Nayapul 1: 30 m by taxi and Trek to Tikhedunga 1510m/3810 ft 4 hrs walk

The trek will start from Nayapul when you take a short drive from Pokhara. During the trek, you will through a beautiful Birethanti and Ramgai village, Burundi River with a scenic view, passing paddy fields, and arrive at Tikhedhunga. Today’s walk is relatively short and easy. Overnight you stay at Tikhedhunga lodges.

Day 05:Trek from Tikhedunga to Ghorepani 2850m/9348 ft- 5/6 hrs walk

Today is the hardest walking day, you will move on toward the steep climb to Ulleri (2,070m). The trail ascends along the stone staircase. You get to see amazing views of Annapurna South and other mountains on the way. Passing through a waterfall and a few small villages, you reach beautiful Ghorepani village. The village welcomes you with stunning views of snow-capped peaks and lush rhododendron forests.

Day 06:Trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani 2610m/8560 ft- 4/5 hrs walk

You will wake up early in the morning and go on a short hike to Poon Hill. Upon reaching Poon Hill, you will get to witness gorgeous sunrises and the western Himalayan mountains. After spending some time here, you will descend to Ghorepani, have breakfast, and begin trekking toward Tadapani.

Day 07:Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong 2170m/7117 ft- 4/5 hrs walk

You will descend steeply through another beautiful rhododendron forest. Passing by a Gurung village, Gurjung you will reach Chhomrong for a night stay. The trail offers stunning landscape views.

Day 08:Trek from Chhomrong to Himalaya 2820m/8828 ft- 5/6 hrs walk

Today you enjoy a delicious breakfast with an amazing sunrise view over the Annapurna mountain, the trail descends to Chhomrong Khola and ascends to Sinwa dada where you get delightful views. Similarly, you walk through the forests of bamboo, rhododendron, and oak. After crossing mountains villages you reach the Himalayan Hotel where you spend your night.

Day 09:Trek from Himalaya to Annapurna Base Camp 4130m - 5 hrs walk

After having breakfast at the Himalayan Hotel, you walk towards Annapurna base camp which is the lap of Mount Annapurna (8,091m). Today is the most fantastic day of this trek. You will begin walking along a steep riverbed path and reach Bagar. From here, the trail gradually ascends to Machhapuchhre Base Camp along with offers stunning views of the Himalayan mountains like Mt. Annapurna I (8,091 m), Mt. Annapurna South (7,219 m), Mt. Annapurna III (7,555 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), etc. Leaving MBC behind, the trail moves along Annapurna Sanctuary and leads you to the base of Mt. Annapurna, Annapurna Base Camp. Here, you get to relish panoramic views of the Annapurna Himalayas.

Day 10:Trek from ABC to Bamboo 2815m/9120 ft- 5/6 hrs walk

Today early morning, you'll see an amazing sunrise over the Annapurna and surrounded mountains views with a glacier. After having breakfast, the same trail descends to Bamboo. Overnight you stay at a Bamboo trekking lodge.

Day 11:Trek from Bamboo to Jhinuwa Dada Hot spring 1420m/4590 ft- 4/5 hrs walk

After breakfast, the trail descends to Kimrong Khola, then walk through the forests of bamboo, oak, and rhododendron. Similarly, you ascend to Chomrong village and descends to Jhinu Danda. Nearest of Jhinu danda, riverside has a natural hot spring, where you can make fresh your muscle. This night we spend our night at Jhinu Danda lodge.

Day 12:Trek from Jhinuwa Dada to Nayapul and Drive back to Pokhara 850m /2788 ft

After having a warm breakfast, you descend to Nayapul. The trail will be the same as before and passes through Birethanti. From Nayapul, you hop on the bus/van and drive to Pokhara. In the evening, you are free to explore the bustling Lakeside Market and do boating on tranquil Fewa Lake.

Day 13:Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu 1350m/4428 ft - 7/8 hrs drive

After a quick breakfast, you will drive back to Kathmandu today. The drive will be long and scenic. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will move to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to shop and relax. In the evening, you join the farewell dinner organized by the company for you.

Short Annapurna base camp trek Itinerary

Day 01:Pokhara To Drive Siwai 2/3 hrs & trek to Chhomrong [2,140m, 4 hours]

Day 02:Chhomrong To Trek Himalaya Hotel [2,920m, 6-7 hours]

Day 03:Himalayan Hotel To Trek Annapurna base camp via MBC [4,130m, 7 hours]

Day 04:Annapurna Base Camp To Trek Sinuwa [2,250m, 6 hours]

Day 05:Sinuwa To Trek Siwai 2 hrs & drive to Pokhara [830m, 3-4 hours]

Day 06:Pokhara To Drive Kathmandu [1,300m, 8 hours]

Hiking to Annapurna Base Camp Grade

The trekking grades are based on the level of difficulty. Your journey to Annapurna Base Camp Trek will take you as high as 4,130m/13,549ft. Despite its many challenges, the trek to Annapurna Base Camp is a modest one. This hike is not very challenging. It presents some challenges, like arduous and rocky hiking trails, climbing stone stairs, daily walking distances of 5 to 6 hours, and so forth. Yet, if you are patient, self-assured, and physically healthy you may do this walk with ease.

Annapurna Base Camp Hike Distance

The distance to Annapurna Base Camp is one of the main determinants of its difficulty. You will be walking 10 to 20 kilometers per day on this 115 km-long hike. In comparison to other long-distance treks like the Manaslu Circuit Trek, the Annapurna Circuit Trek, the Everest Trek, and many others, the distance covered by this walk is rather modest. An unskilled trekker may take longer to complete the daily walking distance than an experienced trekker.

Is the trek to Annapurna Base Camp actually challenging?

The response to this query relies on the viewpoint of each individual and their prior trekking experience. Most Nepalese Himalayan climbs entail undulating terrain and have decreased oxygen levels at higher altitudes, which is stressful for any trekker. Yet, this walk is much simpler, shorter, and situated at a lower elevation than other trekking locations in Nepal. You can get there without much difficulty if you are dedicated and physically healthy. Hence, the journey to Annapurna Base Camp is one of the many well-known treks in the Himalayas. It is enough risky but not overly difficult to be completed only by bodybuilders. It is a moderately difficult trek overall. Many hikers undertake it as their first Himalayan trek because of its breathtaking scenery and promise of ecstatic tears upon completion.

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