Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most visited and crowded trekking routes in Nepal. Read day by day Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary in this article.
Keeping your itinerary tight you can easily complete ABC within 7 Days. Moreover, you can also extend your trekking from 10 days to 15 days long.
It’s totally your preference and here we are going to list 10 Days itineraries for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking in Nepal.
Where is the Annapurna Base Camp?
Annapurna Base Camp basically lies in Annapurna in the Western region of Nepal. The Annapurna Trekking starts from Pokhara to it’s North. Annapurna is easily accessible by road and air.
This region is abundant with beautiful villages which you’ll be exploring during your trek in the Annapurna region.
Annapurna region is geographically rich and blessed with some majestic high peaks which you can witness with your own eyes with a closer glimpse.
The Annapurna Conservation Area Project has conserved the Annapurna region since 1992 which is being managed by the National Trust for Nature Conservation.
Annapurna Conservation Area covers various districts of Nepal such as Kaski, Manang, Mustang, Myangdi, and Lamjung of Annapurna region.
The trekking route of various Annapurna trekking packages falls within Annapurna Conservation Area.
Annapurna Base Camp trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, and Jomsom Muktinath trek are some of the famous and most preferred treks in Nepal.
These treks in the Annapurna region promises you spectacular panoramic mountain views and unforgettable experience of the journey to the lap of the mountains.
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10 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary
There is the day-by-day itinerary for Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
|1||Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (1560m)|
|2||Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2850m)|
|3||Ghorepani to Tadapani (2610m)|
|4||Tadapani to Sinuwa (2340m)|
|5||Sinuwa to Deurali (3200m)|
|6||Deurali to Annapurna base camp (4130m)|
|7||Annapurna Base Camp to Sinuwa (2340m)|
|8||Sinuwa to Jhinu Danda, Hot spring (1700m)|
|9||Jhinu Danda to Pothana (1900m)|
|10||Pothana to Pokhara|
Basically, After landing to Kathmandu, you can stay one day at capital city or you can drive to Pokhara directly. The trek starts from Pokhara, the beautiful city surrounded by Mountains.
Day 1: Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (1560m)
Our first destination is the beautiful city of Lakes, Pokhara. At Pokhara, you can find ATMs, and if you need to exchange Nepali currency, do it at Pokhara because you may not find ATMs and Banks along the treks onwards.
Visit Nepal Tourism Board at Pokhara to acquire permits for Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Without these permits, you will not be able to enter the restricted Annapurna Conservation Area.
After completing the above tasks, we will go on a 2 hours drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. The incredible trek to Annapurna Base Camp starts from Nayapul. Walking for 4-5 hours, we will reach Tikhedhunga.
Day 2: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2850m)
Your first checkpoint encounter will be at Tikhedhunga. From Tikhedhunga, you will come across two ways. One goes to Ghandruk and the other to Ghorepani. We will take an uphill trail to Ghorepani village (2850m) from Tikhedhunga.
We will cross the Ulleri village first. We will climb the remarkable 3000 steps to Ulleri. You will start to feel difficulty in walking, but it is exciting and adventurous.
From Ulleri village, we will walk uphill while praising some beautiful scenarios along the path and finally reach Ghorepani village. It will be dusk till we make it to Ghorepani so, we will call it a day.
Day 3: Ghorepani to Tadapani (2610m)
Ghorepani is best known for its Poonhill trek. It is a short trek to observe the majestic Mount Annapurna with a closer glimpse. Travelers love to witness the sunrise view at Poon Hill.
We can explore the Ghorepani village and then trek to Tadapani, which will take around 5 to 6 hours. Overnight stay at Tadapani.
Day 4: Tadapani to Sinuwa (2340m)
From Tadapani, we will descend downhill. We will cross dense rhododendron forest, Kimrung Khola, and a suspension bridge. After 3 to 4 hours of walking from Tadapani, we will reach Gurjung village.
Then, another 45 minutes ascend will take us to Chhomrong village, located at an elevation of 2170m. Explore Chhomrong village for a while, and then, we will walk about 2 to 3 hours uphill to reach Sinuwa (2340m). Stay overnight at the lodge.
Day 5: Sinuwa to Deurali (3200m)
Sinuwa to Deurali is going to be a strenuous walk. We will walk for 7 to 8 hours on this day to reach our destination. The walk is longer than on other days.
Though it’s a long walk, the walking trail is filled with scenic views, dense green forests, and rivers. As you walk, you will notice approaching Mount Annapurna.
We will cross the Bamboo village. There are dense Bamboo forests near the village, so the village is named after the Bamboo forest. From Bamboo village, we will make our way to Dovan. From Dovan, we will stop at Deurali at 3200m.
Day 6: Deurali to Annapurna base camp (4130m)
Finally, on the sixth day of our trek, we will be reaching our Base camp at an altitude of 4130m. It will be a difficult trek as we will be walking uphill at high altitude.
There is a higher chance of getting altitude sickness at such a high altitude.
From Deurali, we will leave early in the morning after a quick breakfast.
We will mostly walk through deserted land where there is no tree and dry air blows. Some trekkers feel it tough to walk at such meadowland at high altitude.
After a long walk, we will first reach the Machhapuchhre base camp at 3700m. Delve into the spectacular view of the region from the Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC). You will be astounded to see some massive waterfalls in the midst of your trek at MBC.
Behold the majestic view of Mount Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Mountain). Mount Machhapuchhre is considered a sacred mountain among Hindu pilgrims, as it is believed to be the home of Lord Shiva.
After having lunch at Machhapuchhre Base Camp, we will continue our walk to reach Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). Around 4 to 5 hours of uphill trek will take us to the Annapurna Base Camp. Your trek from MBC to ABC will be accompanied by some cool breeze, so wear warm clothes to dodge the coldness.
Once you reach the height of 4130m at the Base Camp, you will realize the worth of your exhausting walk. Observe the panoramic view of some of the world’s highest mountain ranges, like Mount Annapurna and Mount Machhapuchhre.
You will see colorful prayer flags flapping with the tune of the wind. After observing the breathtaking view from atop of the hill, we will rest till the next day.
Day 7: Annapurna Base Camp to Sinuwa (2340m)
Annapurna Base Camp is the perfect place for trekkers to behold the phenomenal view of the Annapurna massif.
Catch the first Sunrise view from Annapurna mountain. See how the white night turns into gold, and you can even capture it on your camera lens.
After spending enough time at the Base Camp, it is time to say goodbye to those high peaks. We will head back to Sinuwa. We will follow the same trail while returning via Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Stay at Sinuwa in a lodge.
Day 8: Sinuwa to Jhinu Danda, Hot spring (1700m)
Expect 5-6 hours of downhill trek from Sinuwa to Jhinu Danda. At Jhinu Danda, spend some memorable time at a natural Hot spring.
Take a bath in the natural hot spring, where you can release your tiredness, pain, fatigue, and energize yourself for further walks. Enjoy the hot bath, and we will call it a day.
Day 9: Jhinu Danda to Pothana (1900m)
From Jhinu Danda, we will trek down to Pothana via Landruk. Landruk is a traditional village where people follow a traditional lifestyle. The houses are made up of old bricks and tin roofs. Stone paved paths are easy to walk.
People everyday cross old wooden suspension bridges to bring wood from the forest. Utilize the time to explore the wonderful Landruk village. Stay overnight at Pothana.
Day 10: Pothana to Pokhara
It is the last day of our Annapurna Base Camp trek as we will be reaching from where we started. From Pothana, we will trek down to Phedi or Kande and drive to Pokhara. If we manage some leisure time, we will take a short tour of Pokhara.
Annapurna Base Camp is one of the best treks in the Himalayan region of Nepal. Hope this 10 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary is helpful for you.
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Have a wonderful journey to the lap of Mount Annapurna!