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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The beautiful Annapurna Base Camp Trek leads to a bowl-like Himalayan sanctuary encircled by white peaks, some higher than 8,000 meters

By Taralal DharelPublished 3 years ago 4 min read

Annapurna Base Trek is one of the well trekked route in Nepal. We begin our hike in Nayapul and make our way to Ghorepani. We get up early the next morning to catch the sunrise at Poon Hill, where we have a spectacular, panoramic view of the Himalayas, including the peaks of Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Annapurna I (8,091m), Fishtail (6,993m), and the Nilgiri range's three peaks. The trail splits at Tadapani, and we take the base camp route. We carry on through lovely villages like Chhomrong, which is nestled among the magnificent mountain peaks.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes you to Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) Base Camp and then to Annapurna Base Camp. We catch the sunrise early the next morning. The sun bathes the tops of the snow-capped peaks in a golden light, leaving you with a lasting memory. We stop in Jhinu Danda to enjoy the hot springs, then trek to Nayapul and travel to Pokhara.

How difficult is Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Difficulty of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a hot topic before going to Annapurna Base Camp. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is not as challenging as other Nepalese treks such as Everest Base Camp Trek or Manaslu Trek. However, it is contingent on your age and prior experience. Since we don't go higher than 5,000 meters, this trekking is ideal for beginners.

However, also Annapurna Base Camp can be difficult for trekkers with low endurance or those who are elderly. Simply put, we would work an average of 4-7 hours a day. We also have the choice of having tea, snacks, and lunch in the interim. To sum it up, Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is neither difficult nor straightforward, but rather somewhere in the middle.

Annapurna Base camp Trek Distance

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Budget is one of the best itineraries for trekking to Annapurna Base Camp. It is designed focusing on the special group of travelers who are pressurized by time and budget. Generally, we can accomplish Annapurna Base Camp Trekking in 11 days. However, such a budget itinerary is designed to satisfy the needs of trekkers that this trekking also can be done in fewer days like in 7 days, 8 days and 9 days.

The trek to Annapurna Base Camp is not as challenging as the trek to Everest Base Camp. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek Budget will help you save time and money. This trek will cost between $800 and $800 to complete.

Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

City and sight tours in Pokhara Valley- the "lake city of the Nepal" also offer the different adventure activities like paragliding from the Sarangkot danda and above the Phewa Lake, boating at the Fewa Lake, Rafting in the Seti and Trishuli rivers, Zip flying and many more.

You will explore the Annapurna Base Camp and Machhapuchre Base Camp in the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Walk along the rivers crossing the blooms rhododendron, alpine and bamboo forest, following the waves of Modi Khola and with diverse flora and fauna.

You will know about the Magar and Gurung lifestyle, culture, a tradition in the Ghandruk village.

You can capture the clear views of Annapurna Ranges, Himchuli, Gangapurna, Machhapuchre Himal from Annapurna Base Camp.

Outline Day to Day itinerary of the Trek

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu.

Day 02: City tour or free day.

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara.

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul, trek to Tikhedunga.

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani.

Day 06: Hike up to Poon Hill (3,210m), trek to Tadapani .

Day 07: Trek to Chhomrong .

Day 08: Trek to Dovan .

Day 09: Trek to Deurali.

Day 10: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp.

Day 11: Sunrise view and trek down to Bamboo (2,340m).

Day 12: Trek to Jhinu Danda .

Day 13: Trek to Nayapul, drive to Pokhara.

Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu, farewell dinner

Day 15Departure

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Route Total Distance:

So, how much distance should you cover to complete the Annapurna Base Camp Trek? Typically, the Annapurna Base Camp trek is 110 kilometers long. You'll need to walk for 6 hours a day on average, covering a distance of 10 kilometers. This trail will take you through Nepal's rural countryside and near the Annapurna mountain range.

The trek to Annapurna Base Camp is moderately difficult, but anyone with fair stamina can complete it. At an elevation of around 4200 meters, this camp is popular with both group and solo trekkers.

What are the permits required for Annapurna Base camp Trek?

ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit):

Trekkers need to get this permit in order to enter the Annapurna Conservation Area.

ACAP entry permit for foreigners – 3000 NPR (approx. $30)

ACAP entry permit for SAARC nationals – 200 NPR (approx. $2).

TIMS Card:

TIMS card is also required for this trek. This permit cost around 1000 NPR (approx. $10) for all citizens around the world.


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