The shortest trek to ABC Nepal, 5 days Annapurna Base Camp is most beautiful trek in the Annapurna region, suitable for travelers with limited trekking time. For this trek, you need to walk 6 to 8 hours each day covering a distance of (15 to 20)km with light day backpack. The Annapurna base camp is decorated with varieties of floras and faunas with diverse culture of different tribes people. So, discover beautiful Annapurna trek region, walking on a pristine environments enjoying an incredible views of the Himalayas. For any queries and booking regarding this trip, please email us at [email protected] and call or message on Whats App at + 977 9851023742.
Trek Name: Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Trek Duration: 5 Days
Trek Difficulty: Moderate
Trek Season: Sep to Mar,Jan to June
Trek Altitude: 850m- 4300m
Trek Cost: USD 495-USD 720
Group Size: 01 - 12 people
Trip Package: Budget Group Trek
Mode of Transfer: Bus /Car / Flight
Start/End of Trip: Kathmandu /Pokhara
Trekking Annapurna Base Camp Nepal/ABC trek package price.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular treks in the Annapurna region. We trek through rice paddies, lush rhododendron forests and high altitude landscapes with the Mt Annapurna range looming in front of you most of the times. The Annapurna Base Camp trek is also known as the Annapurna Sanctuary trek because we trek along the protected areas trail. Annapurna Base Camp is a shorter and cheaper alternative to the Everest Base Camp trek.
The Annapurna Base Camp is surrounded by some of the highest peaks in the world like Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), the fishtail Machapuchhre (6993 m), and Hiunchuli (6441 m). There are different trek route to Annapurna Base Camp and the duration is between 6 and 12 days. Also, possible to combine Annapurna base camp trek with Poon Hill, Mardi Himal, Khopra danda, Mohare danda and Annapurna Circuit.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Cost
The cost of your trek to Annapurna Base Camp will be determined by the type of trek you are planning, your trekking route, time on the trail, and by the season you choose to trek. Overall the cost of the Annapurna Base Camp trek is lower cheaper than the cost of the Everest Base Camp trek because of low transportation costs; the trail head of ABC is just a short bus ride from Pokhara. Our Annapurna Base Camp Trek package is all inclusive guide, porter, all accommodation and food, permit and transfer.You have to pay extra for wi-fi, hot showers, drinks and snacks.
Trekking hiring guide and porter
It is also possible trek to Annapurna base camp, hiring guide and porter. The guide cost ranges from USD 25 to 35 USD and the porter cost ranges USD 20 to 30 USD.
Trekking permits for Annapurna Base Camp
Two permits-TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) and ACAP-a Entry Permit for the Annapurna Conservation Area are required for ABC trek. The permits are checked along the way.We handle and organize your trekking permit once you book the trip with us.The permit is only valid for a single entry into the park.
Day 1: Kathmandu to Pokhara, Drive to Motkyu and trekking to Chhomrong(2170 m, 19km, 6/7 hours).
In the early morning, after breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Kathmandu airport to take flight to Pokhara. After 25-30 minutes of domestic flight, we land at Pokhara from where we hire a jeep drive to Motkyu enjoying the green rolling hills and sparkling silver mountain range. The trek from Motkyu continues through the thin forest, terraced farmland and heads to Jhinu Danga crossing a long suspension bridge over Modi Khola. At Jhinu, we take our lunch and then resume the journey to Chhomrong tracing the steep up staircase. Overnight, stay at Chhomrong.
Day 2: Chhomrong to Himalaya(2920 m, 15km, 6-8 hours).
After delightful breakfast at Chhomrong, we drop down through the longest stone-stair to Chhomrong Khola, cross the suspension bridge and ascend towards a small village Sinuwa walking through the stone-stair along terraced farmland and green hills. Sinuwa is a tiny village on the ridge which offers the spectacular close-up view of Mt. Fishtail and wondrous scenery. From Sinuwa, the trail descends to another village Bamboo and then ascends to Dovan through the dense bamboo, rhododendron and Oak forest from where we walk through the Modi Khola Valley and reach at Himalaya hotel. The village is the vantage place which offers the perfect view of Mt. fishtail. Overnight, stay at Himalaya hotel.
Day 3: Himalaya to Annapurna Base Camp(4130m,12 km, 6-8 hours)
Today, we trek to ABC from Himalaya hotel. At first, the trail inclines for about half an hour to Hinku Cave from where we descend down, cross the Modi Khola stream and reach Deurali. The trail from Deurali to MBC is uphill-downhill and straight; but in some places there is high risk of avalanche. From Deurali, walk carefully through the pastureland and boulders along the Modi Khola, cross a small bridge and climb to MBC. From MBC, the trail climbs up to ABC witnessing the 360-degree sensational view of numerous snow-clad peaks including Annapurna III, Machhapuchre, Gangapurna, Gandharva Chuli, Annapurna south, etc. After 1-2 hours of climb from MBC, we reach at ABC (4,130m on the lap of Mt. Annapurna (8,091m/26,554ft). Overnight, stay at Annapurna Base Camp.
Day 4: Annapurna Base Camp-Sinuwa/Bhunwa(4130m,24km, 8-10 hrs)
We wake up early in the morning and make ourselves ready for the sensational view of sunrise over Mt. Annapurna. If you are a professional mountain photographer, get the camera gears within your reach for capturing the spectacular dawn and golden rays of light. After enjoying the mesmerizing moment at ABC, take delightful breakfast and trek down to Bamboo retracing the previous trodden trails. From Bamboo, we walk through dense forest for couple of hours to reach at Sinuwa for tonight’s shelter.
Day 5: Sinuwa/Bhunwa to Pokhara(2100m, 7 to 9 hours)
After early morning breakfast, we descend down to Chhomrong through dense forest and staircase; cross suspension bridge over Kimrong Khola and again climb steep stone staircase. The trail from Chhomrong to Siwai is steep along Modi Khola, and drive back to Pokahra by bus or jeep sharing with other people.
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Accommodation on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek
This is a classic tea house trek, accommodation in the tea houses.Rooms with 2 beds and dorm room with 3 to 6 beds. The toilet and bathroom is common. Hot shower and internet available, you need to pay an extra cost.
Food on the ABC trek
The food on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is similar to other treks in Nepal. The menu is very similar everywhere like porridge, boiled eggs,breads, Chapati or an omelet for breakfast and dal, pasta or fried rice, potato, noodle, soup, pizza for lunch or dinner.
Insurance is very important on any high altitude trek, altitude sickness is common and since there are no roads in these mountains if you get seriously injured or sick evacuation by helicopter is expensive. Most travel insurance will not cover extreme activities like high-altitude trekking. Get a quote here for World Nomads hiking insurance for Nepal that covers you to 6000 m that is a ‘yes’ for Annapurna Base Camp. Doesn’t matter where you live or where you are at the moment, it takes less than 2 minutes to get a quote and you can buy it online even if you are already traveling. If you only take out a policy for your trek duration it is not too pricey, starting in a couple of days? it is not too late
When To Trek Annapurna Base Camp
The best time to trek the Annapurna Base Camp is during the shoulder seasons of either April - May (Spring) or October - November (Autumn) which are considered to be pre-monsoon and before winter respectively. The weather is mildly hot during the day while hiking and cold at night depending on the altitude. There is also less chance of rain during this time and you will like to get clear days consecutively which is perfect for hiking.
The trek payment can be paid by online transfer/cash deposit. Instruction for payment will be forwarded along with your confirmation email. When your transfer is done, please e-email us a confirmation mail with your transfer details so that we can follow up your reservation efficiently.
1. Head Gears
Sun Cap- 1
2. Body Clothes
T-shirts-4 full sleeves(Non-cotton)
Fleece T-shirts- 1
Fleece Jacket- 1(Alternative-a woolen sweater)
Down Jacket- 1
Wind/Waterproof Jacket- 1 pair
Thermal inner(upper and lower)-1 pair
Trek pants-3 Synthetic.
Waterproof gloves-1 pair
Fleece/Woolen gloves-1 pair
3. Foot Gears
Trekking Shoes-1 Pair
Cotton socks-6 Pairs
Woolen socks-1 pairs
4. Personal Utilities
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Toilet Paper and Wipes
Quick dry towel.
5. Basic Gears
Backpack and rain cover-(50 to 60 ltr)
Daypack and rain cover-(20 to 30 ltr)
Water bottle/Hydration pack
Personal Medical Kit
Snacks-Energy bars, dry fruits,electral/ors.