9 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Kathmandu

9 Days Days

starting from $750

$ 600

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based on 10 Reviews

Grade:

Moderate

Transport:

Bus, Jeep, Car

Altitude:

4130 meters

Meals:

B,L,D.

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Highlights Of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Breathtaking views of Annapurna I, Machapuchare (Fishtail), and other peaks.
  • Trek through lush forests, terraced fields, and alpine meadows.
  • Experience the culture and local hospitality of Gurung and Magar villages.
  • Relax in natural hot springs at Jhinu Danda.
  • Witness diverse flora and fauna within the Annapurna Conservation Area.
  • Stunning sunrise views over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges at Poon Hill.
  • We are reaching Annapurna Base Camp at 4,130 meters with a close-up view of the majestic Annapurna massif.

Overview of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

9 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Kathmandu provides the best trekking experience in Nepal Himalayas. If you are planning your next trip to Nepal and looking for short yet rewarding trekking, then ABC Trek can be the one for you. Glorious Himalaya company offers you 9 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Kathmandu. Book with us, and let’s create memories together.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is in the Annapurna region of Nepal at an elevation of 4130 meters. Starting from Kathmandu with a short flight or drive to Pokhara, the trek covers approximately 70 to 120 kilometers, depending on your itinerary plan and chosen route. Taking this trail, you will pass through charming Gurung and Magar Villages.

The highest point of the trek is the base camp itself. Upon reaching there, you will be standing at the foot of the 10th highest mountain in the world, Mount Annapurna. You will also be surrounded by other peaks such as Machapuchare (Fishtail), Hiunchuli, and more. You will enjoy hot springs in Jhinu Danda and witness stunning waterfalls.

However, taking this trail can be pretty challenging. You may find it difficult as you have to make your way through the diverse landscapes and terrain. The nine-day trek will challenge you with steep ascents and descents. Altitude changes and unpredictable weather can further add challenges. Despite these, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek offers rewarding experiences and breathtaking mountain views.

Itinerary

01 DAY

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus - 830 m / 2723 ft – 7 hrs drive

On the following day, our guide will come to your hotel in Kathmandu around 6:30 am and transfer you to the tourist bus station at Sorakhuttee.

The journey to Pokhara starts at 7:00 am and takes approximately 6 to 7 hours. You will travel through lush green forests, winding hillside roads, and alongside serene rivers. Along the way, you will pass lively markets and clusters of villages. We will stop for a buffet lunch at a roadside restaurant. Upon reaching Pokhara, you will enjoy breathtaking views of the city and the serene Phewa Lake.

Meals Included:

No meals

Accommodation Type:

Hotel

02 DAY

Drive from Pokhara hotel to Naya Pool then trek to Ghandruk village – 1940 m / 6364 ft – 6 hrs trek

On Day 2, we will start with breakfast at our hotel in Pokhara. After breakfast, we will begin our journey from Pokhara to Nayapul, where our trekking adventure begins. We will pass through scenic landscapes with lush greenery, meandering rivers, and charming villages during the drive.

From Nayapul, we will set out on our trek towards Ghandruk, situated at an altitude of 1940 meters (6364 feet). The trek will take approximately 6 hours as we pass through diverse terrain and traditional villages. We will stop at a local restaurant for lunch. We will trek through forested trails cross streams, and gradually ascend towards Ghandruk. Here, we will settle into our accommodations for the night.

Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation Type:

Teahouse

03 DAY

Trek to Chhomrong – 2170 m / 7119 ft – 6 hrs trek

Our trek will take us towards Chomrong. It will take us through picturesque villages such as Kimrong and Taulung, each offering glimpses into the region’s traditional rural life. We will pass through dense forests filled with rhododendrons as we hike along the trail.

During our 6-hour trek, we will pause for breaks to admire the scenic beauty and enjoy our lunch at the teahouse. Finally, we will reach Chomrong. This village is popular for its stunning views of the Annapurna range.

Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation Type:

Teahouse

04 DAY

Trek to Bamboo – 2310 m / 7578 ft – 5 hrs trek

Leaving Chhomrong, our trek begins with a descent via 2500 stone steps. It offers a challenging start to the day as we navigate the rugged terrain. Crossing the Chhomrong Khola through the suspension bridge adds to the adventure. As we continue, we will take an uphill climb to reach Sinuwa. It is a small settlement nestled amidst the hills.

From Sinuwa, our journey progresses through a beautiful forest filled with the sights and sounds of native flora and fauna. The trail leads us to Kuldihar, where we can enjoy the serene atmosphere before continuing on an easy downhill walk to Bamboo.

Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation Type:

Teahouse

05 DAY

Trek to Deurali – 3230 m / 10597 ft – 5 hrs trek

Continuing our trek, we traverse through the bamboo forest, which is cool and moist, providing a refreshing change from the earlier parts of our journey. As we ascend steadily, the terrain becomes less steep. Upon reaching the Himalayan Hotel, the forest begins to thin out, offering breathtaking views of the glacial river below.

The trail then steeply ascends through a drier forest area until we reach Hinku Cave. From here, we can observe the trail descending closer to the river before ascending towards Deurali. This stretch is popular for its scenic beauty. It features vertical rock faces adorned with wispy waterfalls cascading down the cliffs. We will spend the night in Deurali.

Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation Type:

Teahouse

06 DAY

Trek to Annapurna Base Camp via MBC – 4130 m / 13549 ft – 6 hrs trek

Leaving Deurali, our journey continues through breathtaking high alpine forests. Climbing steadily uphill for several hours, we will reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC) by lunchtime. MBC is nestled amidst towering peaks. From here, we will see a 360-degree panorama of the surrounding mountain peaks.

The trek from MBC to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) becomes more demanding due to the steep ascent and higher altitude. Over three hours, we will push forward to ABC, where the awe-inspiring sight of the Annapurna massif will greet us. We will spend the night at a teahouse on ABC.

Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation Type:

Teahouse

07 DAY

After sunrise view trek down to Bamboo – 2310 m / 7578 ft – 8 hrs trek

On Day 7, we will wake up early to catch the mesmerizing sunrise over the Annapurna range from Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). After soaking in the breathtaking views, we will descend towards Bamboo. The trek will take approximately 8 hours as we retrace our steps through the scenic landscapes and diverse terrain we traversed on our way up to ABC.

The trail descends steadily. We will pass through lush forests and quaint villages like Deurali and Himalaya Hotel. We will take breaks to rest and enjoy lunches along the way. Our destination for the day, Bamboo, offers a serene setting amidst the hills at an altitude of 2310 meters.

Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation Type:

Teahouse

08 DAY

Trek to Jhinu Danda and enjoy natural hot spring – 1760 m / 5774 ft – 6 hrs trek

Today, our trek begins with a challenging uphill climb to Kuldighar. From there, we will descend through picturesque scenery to reach Chhomrong Khola, crossing over the river before ascending towards Chhomrong. The trail continues downhill, leading us through verdant forests and terraced fields until we reach Jhinu Danda.

Upon arriving at Jhinu Danda, we will check into our hotel and take a 20-minute walk to the natural hot springs. Here, we can relax and rejuvenate in the soothing thermal waters in the Himalayan foothills. After enjoying the therapeutic hot spring bath, we will return to our hotel in Jhinu Danda for a comfortable overnight stay.

Meals Included:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation Type:

Teahouse

09 DAY

Trek to Naya Pool and drive back to Pokhara – 830 m / 2723 ft – 7 hrs trek

Today marks the final day of trekking. We will depart from Jhinu Danda and trek towards Naya Pool. The trail will take approximately 7 hours as we descend through lush forests and terraced fields, passing by small villages. We will conclude our trekking adventure in the Annapurna region upon reaching Naya Pool.

From there, we will take a scenic drive back to Pokhara. The journey will take us through picturesque landscapes and vibrant local communities. Upon arrival in Pokhara, we will have the opportunity to relax and reflect on our trekking experience.

Our service ends here.

Meals Included:

Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation Type:

Hotel

Price Includes

  • 2 nights of deluxe twin-sharing hotel accommodations in Pokhara city inclusive of breakfast.
  • 7 nights twin sharing best local lodges accommodations during the trek.
  • Meals on full board during the trek. (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner)
  • Serve available seasonal fruits every evening after dinner.
  • 1 complimentary welcome dinner at a typical local restaurant with a cultural dance show in Kathmandu.
  • Government-certified and experienced guide for the trek.
  • Porters to carry your loads during the trek. (1 porter for 2 customer)
  • Luxury tourist bus transport from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • All the essential trekking permits for the trek.
  • Private car/jeep transport from and to the trekking starting point Nayapul.
  • Waterproof company duffel bags and sleeping bags to use for the trek.
  • First aid medicine with oximeter in an emergency case for the trek. (will be carried by our local guide)
  • Emergency helicopter evacuation if you have any health issues while on the trek. (You should have travel insurance in this case)
  • All government taxes and company service charges.
  • Trip achievement certificate after trip completion.

Price Excludes

  • International airfares and Nepal travel visa fees. (Please bring 4 passport size photos for the visa upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport along with you.)
  • Kathmandu hotel accommodations.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Your personal expenses such as the use of WIFI, hot shower, battery charging, etc in the mountain regions.
  • Tips to the trekking guide and porters.

Best Season to trek ABC

The best time to trek to Annapurna Base Camp is pre-monsoon (Spring) and post-monsoon (Autumn). During this season, you will experience warm temperatures with clear views. Thus, you can have stunning views of the surrounding landscapes and Himalayas.

Autumn

The autumn starts in September and ends in November. This season is the ideal season for trekking to Annapurna Base Camp. During this season, the weather is warm, with clear temperatures. The chance of encountering rainfall is also low. Furthermore, the major festival of Nepal falls in this season. This gives you the best chance to deeply immerse yourself in the culture and traditions of local people.

Spring

Spring from March to May is another perfect place to visit the Annapurna region. Similar to autumn, this season also offers clear skies and warm temperatures. Also, this season welcomes blooming rhododendrons and other wildflowers. The colors of them add vibrancy to the landscapes. This season is best if you want the colorful scenery across the trail. But you should know that the chances of altitude sickness are slightly high because of blooming rhododendrons.

However, besides these two seasons, we recommend not trekking during summer (June to August) and winter (December to February). Summer brings massive rainfall, making the trail muddy and risky. Similarly, winter has lots of snowfall. The trail is slippery, and the frigid temperature adds some difficulty. Make sure you check the temperature before climbing towards the Annapurna Base Camp.

9 Days ABC Trek Difficulty

You can encounter particular challenges if you are trekking towards Annapurna Base Camp. Although the trek is beginner, you can find difficulty crossing the ascends, as the terrain is rugged in some places. Besides, nine days of trekking covering approximately 100 km and a continuous 5 to 6-hour hike also add some difficulty to your trekking journey.

Another difficulty includes the altitude gain. You will have to reach above 4000 meters. Thus, the risk of getting altitude sickness is high enough. Furthermore, weather conditions, especially during the winter and summer, can add an extra challenge. We recommend not taking this trekking trail if you lack physical strength and mental endurance. If you are a movie trekker, always hire a guide. It enhances your safety.

Weather you will face during 9 Days ABC Trek

The weather during the 9-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek can vary significantly due to the altitude and the region’s diverse microclimates. Here’s a general overview of the weather you might encounter during different parts of the trek:

Pokhara: Generally mild and pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 20°C to 30°C (68°F to 86°F) during the day and cooler nights.

Lower Elevations (Nayapul to Tikhedhunga): Warm and humid, with temperatures around 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F). Occasional rain showers are possible, especially in the afternoon.

Ghorepani and Poon Hill: Cooler temperatures, ranging from 10°C to 20°C (50°F to 68°F). Mornings can be chilly, especially at higher elevations like Poon Hill for sunrise.

Tadapani to Chhomrong: Temperatures are similar to Ghorepani, with cool mornings and evenings. The weather is generally dry with occasional clouds.

Higher Elevations (Chhomrong to Annapurna Base Camp): Temperatures decrease as you ascend. Daytime temperatures range from 5°C to 15°C (41°F to 59°F), and nights can drop to below freezing, especially at Annapurna Base Camp.

Annapurna Base Camp (ABC): The weather is cold, with daytime highs around 5°C to 10°C (41°F to 50°F) and nighttime lows often below freezing (0°C to -10°C or 32°F to 14°F). Depending on the season, the weather can be clear with stunning or cloudy and snowy views.

Permits for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The two permits necessary for 9 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek are the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the TIMS card. Getting this permit ensures your safety and conservation efforts.

Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)

As the trek passes through the Annapurna Conservation Area, getting this permit is necessary. The permit fee contributes to conservation efforts and sustainable tourism practices. You can get this permit at the Nepal Tourism Board office in Kathmandu or Pokhara or at the entry points along the trekking route, such as in Besisahar or Nayapul.

  • NPR 3,000 (approximately USD 26) for foreigners. For SAARC nationals NPR 1,000

Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Card:

The TIMS card helps monitor trekkers’ movements and provides emergency assistance if needed. It also supports tourism infrastructure and safety measures. Like ACAP, you can obtain this permit at the Nepal Tourism Board offices in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

  • Cost: NPR 20,000 for group trekkers. For individual trekkers NPR 3000..

Why Book with Glorioushimalaya

Booking with us, Glorioushimalaya is the wisest decision you can make. We are a government-certified company with over a decade of experience. We specialize in trekking, peak climbing, and other activities. Over the years, we have organized many hiking expeditions across Nepal and Tibet. We have an expert team of trekking guides, climbing experts, cooks, and porters. They will help you complete your trek successfully. Besides, our friendly office staff handles hotel bookings, flight tickets, and other transportation needs.

Glorious Himalaya Trekking company always believes in quality and guaranteed service. Therefore, we have first-rate feedback from our clients about their satisfaction. We plan various adventurous activities, considering everyone involved, and try to predict possible threats. This way, we can take proper measures. We have more than 150 trekking and tour packages. We offer our valuable customers a wide range of services at reasonable prices. We assure you that our company will provide quality service at reasonable prices.

How do I get from Kathmandu to Annapurna Base Camp?

To get from Kathmandu to Annapurna Base Camp, you typically fly or drive to Pokhara first. You can take a short drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. From Nayapul, you begin trekking through beautiful landscapes and villages until you reach Annapurna Base Camp.

How much does it cost to trek to Annapurna Base Camp?

The cost to trek to Annapurna Base Camp ranges between $600 to $1000 per person. It varies depending on factors like the season, trekking route, and services included. This cost usually covers permits, accommodations, meals, guide and porter fees, and transportation.

Can beginners do Annapurna Base Camp?

Yes, beginners can do the Annapurna Base Camp trek. The trek is moderately difficult, with some steep sections, but it is manageable for those with basic fitness levels. We recommend hiring a guide for a safer and more enjoyable trekking experience.

Is Annapurna Base Camp harder than Everest?

The Annapurna Base Camp trek is generally considered less challenging than trekking to Everest Base Camp. The trails to Everest Base Camp involve higher altitudes and longer durations. However, the Annapurna Base Camp trail is well-marked and a little lower than that of EBC.

Is Annapurna Base Camp safe?

Yes, the Annapurna Base Camp trek is generally safe. But you should follow standard safety precautions. The route is well-established, with narrow trails. Also, you will find the best accommodation facilities on the journey. You can enjoy the beauty of ABC without any tension.

Which village is closest to Annapurna Base Camp?

The village closest to Annapurna Base Camp is Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC). It serves as a stopping point for you before they continue to Annapurna Base Camp itself, which is about 1-2 hours further up the trail from MBC.

Is the Annapurna Base Camp trek crowded?

The crowd level on the Annapurna Base Camp trek can vary depending on the season. During peak trekking seasons like spring and autumn, the trekking trails can be pretty busy with many trekkers. However, the trekking trails are generally less crowded outside of these peak seasons during winter and the monsoon season.

Can you sleep at Annapurna Base Camp?

Yes, you can sleep at Annapurna Base Camp. There are several lodges and teahouses where you can stay overnight. These accommodations provide basic amenities such as beds, blankets, and meals.

What should I wear to Annapurna Base Camp?

To trek to Annapurna Base Camp, you should wear comfortable, moisture-wicking clothing. Layering is key, so pack thermal underwear, a fleece jacket, and a waterproof outer layer. Bring sturdy, waterproof hiking boots with good ankle support.

Can I do the Annapurna Base Camp trek alone?

Yes, it is possible to do the Annapurna Base Camp trek alone, but it is generally recommended that you hire a licensed guide. The trek is well-marked, and there are other trekkers along the route, so you won’t be alone. However, trekking with them can enhance safety.

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Traveller’s Review


Our guide Buddhi and our porter Ashok were friendly and informative throughout the trip and guided up safely and resonsibly to ABC. All permits and accomodation were booked in advance taking away the worry.

Our guide was also very knowledgeable about the area and shared lots of insight with up about Nepal, the Annapurna region and its culture.

All-in-all I recommend Glorious Himalaya Trekking and would not hesitate to do a tour with them again in the future.

Jo S.
United Kingdom

Glorious Himalaya Trekking organised everything nicely for us ( a group of 6 friends from France and Nepal) . Our trek to the ABC went on smoothly . We had an excellent guide and friendly porters . The lodges on the way were well chosen. All of us will keep wonderful memories of this unforgettable experience . Great thanks to Ganesh and his staff .

Alain Bernier
France

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