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Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 days

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Trip Facts

Trip Duration: 7 Days

Trip Grade: Moderate

Best Season: Mar-May & Sep-Nov

Elevation: 4130m (Base Camp)

Accommodation: Lodge/ Guest Houses

Transportation: Tourist Bus/Car/Van/ Jeep

Annapurna Base Camp is the most popular trekking destination of Nepal after Everest Base Camp. Each year the Annapurna Region receives a huge flow of tourist only for ABC Trek. Annapurna Base Camp trek is comparatively easier and shorter than Everest Base Camp. Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days is one of the short and popular trekking trails in Annapurna region of Nepal.  This trek is specially designed for short time trekkers in Nepal. Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days gives an incredible trekking experience to the trekkers all the way to the Base Camp of the 10th highest mountain in the world Mt. Annapurna (8,091m).

7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the short but popular trekking trails in Annapurna region of Nepal. Annapurna base camp is situated at 4130m above the sea level which lies in Annapurna region. Where, Annapurna region lies stretching along with Lamjung Himal from the Kali Gandaki in the west to the Marshyangdi in the east in central north part of Nepal. Annapurna Region is famous for trekking, expedition, hiking, and climbing. There are many attraction of this trek like the panoramic views of Himalayas, also flora and fauna along with amazing blending of culture and lifestyle, and also get chance to see wild animals like Himalayan Thar, Musk Deer, Leopards, and different species of birds too.

 Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp 7 Days

  •  Incredible close up views of the snow capped mountains including Hiuchuli, Macchapuchre, Gangapurna and  Annapurna Ranges.
  • Visit Macchapuchre Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp.
  • Two night stay at spectacular Ghandruk village; a most popular tourist destination and largest Gurung settlement of Annapurna Region.
  • Explore the warm hospitality of Gurung people and their cultures.
  • Explore and experience the local lifestyles of people living in mountain region.
  • Explore the natural and cultural diversity of Annapurna Region.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (1050m/ 1 & ½ hr) & Trek to Ghandruk(1940m/5 hrs ).

Day 02: walk from Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m/ 5 hrs ).

Day 03: Continue walk form Chhomrong -Himalayan Hotel (2920m / 7hrs)

Day 04: Walk from Himalaya–Machhapuchere Base camp (3720m / 4hrs)

Day 05: MBC to Annapurna Base Camp (4,230m/3 hrs) & back to Sinuwa (2340m /4 hrs)

Day 06: trek from Sinuwa to Ghandrung (1940m/5 hrs)

Day 07: Trek down from Ghandruk to Nayapul (1050m/4hrs) and Drive back to Pokhara

Total Distance for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trekroute covers around 115 km and you will be walking 09 to 20 km each day. This trail is a popular one and is usually packed with trekkers from all over the world. Specially this year many Asian trekkers doing trekking in this route 

As comparison with The trekking trails this Annapurna Base Camp Trekare easier on this trek. However, the rocky terrains in the mountains is a bit difficult than normal hilly trails. The moraine trails are rocky and sometimes steep.

During winter, all the paths will be covered by snow and it will be quite challenging. But the trekking trail is popular and busy in most season.

Type of Trekker

For an experienced trekker, this trekking trail will not be too difficult. It is a comfortable trek for anyone who is used to walking on rough terrains for 4/6 hours on high altitude areas.

For a first-time trekker, this trek will be a completely different experience. It will take you more time than the average trekker to cover the distance. As mentioned above, to avoid having difficulty, it is recommended for you to take up the habit of walking uphill for a few hours every day a month or two prior to your actual trek.

If you are a novice trekker, it will be difficult for you to walk in the rocky and steep trails. It would be wiser if you hire a porter to enjoy a more comfortable walk. Walking up the hills and mountain regions with heavy loads where the oxygen is thinner than the lower altitude areas is not a good idea.

So, to have a more comfortable and enjoyable 115 km distance of the trekking trail, hire a porter and an experienced guide from a trusted trekking company Like Actual Adventure

If you have some extra days you can visit Ghorepani poonhill with Annapurna Base camp Trek 14 days as well 


Cost Includes

  • Pick up and drop facilities from Airport-Hotel-Airport (by private car)
  • Private vehicle transfer from and to Kathmandu.
  • Seasonal fresh fruit.
  • Experienced, well trained, English speaking guide with all his expenses, insurance, equipment during your travel period.
  • One porter for each two member in a group (with all his expenses, insurance, equipment during your travel period)
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per itinerary.
  • Actual Adventure  sleeping bag, Duffel bags and (to be returned after trip completion)  Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All necessary paper works (ACAP) entry permits and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) permit.
  • All government and local taxes.

Cost Excludes

  • Tips for guides, porters and drivers.
  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • Extra night accommodation due to any reason in Kathmandu.
  • Extra luggage charge.
  • Personal expenses not included in the itinerary.
  • Recommended Travel and Medical Insurance
  • All alcoholic drinks
  • Extra charge for the single supplement rooms.
  • Extra fees for the battery charge and hot shower during the trek.

Stay Safe

  • Altitude Sickness: The main and common risk while trekking above about 2500m is Altitude sickness. Altitude sickness is caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. The available amount of oxygen to sustain mental and physical alertness decreases with altitude. Available oxygen drops as the air density itself, the number of molecules (of both oxygen and nitrogen) per given volume, drops as altitude increases. So don’t ignore, if you have any symptoms then descending to a lower altitude is the only option.
  • Water: Have some means to purify water, iodine or a fine ceramic filter are the best options. The streams should be considered polluted and whilst bottled water is often available, the disposal of plastic bottles is a problem.

Electricity in Nepal

Nepal is a developing country, Outside of major cities area electricity on trekking can be scares. You should have to pay 100-800 NRs per hour to charge goods on many lodges and also many tea-house treks, including in Annapurna base camp trek, Everest Base camp trek and many others treks also. Chargers often won't work on low power solar systems you find right up in the mountains so u can buy alternative bayonet light to electricity power plug converter, which will only works in low voltage is highlow. The standard Nepalese electrical outlet is a three-pronged triangle so bring three-pronged triangle chargers.

Nepal Climate information

Nepal is a landlocked country which lies in Hindu Kush Himalayan region. Nepal has monsoonal climate having four main seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn and winter.

Below is a general guide to conditions at different seasons:
January to March (winter): In this season temperature will decrease at often 0°C (32°F) at night, with extreme cold at high elevations. It is possible to trek in places like the Everest region during the winter but due to extreme cold weather and heavy snow fall it may be quite difficult than as usual.
April to June (summer): In these months it is quite warm and dry weather. There is an abundance of blooming flowers in the Himalayas at this time, with rhododendrons, in particular, adding a splash of color to the landscape. This season is the best time to undertake mountain expeditions.
June to September (Monsoon): There will be heavy monsoonal rainfall in this season. Rains are generally lighter in high Himalayan reasons. In this season the mountain ranges are not often visible due to the clouds.
October to December (autumn): These months are cool and clear which is due to the end of monsoon, there is little dust in the air so this is the best season to visit the hilly and mountainous regions.

Nepal Visas information

Visa in Nepal can be acquired on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and also at the border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki border of Nepal - India and Kodari on Nepal-China border. Visa can also acquire at the nearest Nepal Embassy. For visa renewal purpose you can contact at Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan at Kathmandu. A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background is required. Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.

Visa Facility         Duration       Fee
Multiple entry       15 days          US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry       30 days          US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry       90 days          US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Respect to Local Peoples

In Nepal, “Namaste” or “Namaskar” is said to an older or high-status person with palms together, figure up. It is used to greet a person in place of goodbye or hello. There is no limitation how many times you say “Namaste” but, it is better if you say once per person, per day. If You want to say “Thank You” then you can say “Dhanyabaad /'ðɅnjɅbɑ:d/ (Dhan-ya-baad)” 

Day 01: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (1050m/ 1 & ½ hr) & Trek to Ghandruk (1940m/5 hrs).

Today is the first day of Annapurna Base Camp 7 Days. The trek starts from a drive to Nayapul from Pokhara. The drive is about one and half hour. The original trek starts from Nayapul. From here you will start your trek to Ghandruk. It takes about five hours from Nayapul to reach Ghandruk. Ghandruk is the largest Gurung settlement of Annapurna region and one of the popular tourist destinations. You can get wonderful views of Annapurna South, Himchuli, and many other mountains. You will also explore the Ghandruk village and experience the warm hospitality of Gurung people.

Day 02: Walk from Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m/ 5 hrs).

You will have your breakfast at Ghandruk with magnificent sunrise view over the mountains and then begin today’s trek.  The second day of Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days head off to Chhomrong. The trials today will have numbers of ups and downs all the way to Chhomorong.  The trial goes via jungles, villages, river, meadows and suspension bridge before reaching to Chhomorong. You can take rest or visit around the village for the rest of the day. Overnight at Chhomorong.

Day 03: Continue walk form Chhomrong -Himalayan Hotel (2920m / 7hrs)

Today is the third day of Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days. You will have breakfast at the same lodge where you had you overnight stay at Chhomrong and then begin the trek. The trek begins with a gradual climb to Khuldighar. Khuldighar is an old ACAP permit check post. The walk today is a little bit tiring and long. It is better to not spend much time for rest to reach today’s destination early.  The trek goes down via steep rock bank and then levels out through thick bamboo forests to the west side of river. A short walk through Bamboo and Rhododendron forests will take you to Himalayan hotel.

Day 04: Walk from Himalayan Hotel–Machhapuchere roosters Base camp (3720m / 4hrs)

On the fourth day of Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days you will have your breakfast at Himalayan Hotel and then start today trek. You will head towards Macchapuchre Base Camp today. The trek begins with a descend to river bed of Modi Khola by crossing a beautiful stream and then start to climb gradually until we reach Machhapuchre Base Camp. The trek is about 4 hours today. The views from the Macchapuchre Base Camp are spectacular. Overnight at Macchapuchre Base Camp.

Day 05: MBC to Annapurna Base Camp (4,230m/3 hrs) & back to Sinuwa (2340m /4 hrs)

Today is the fifth day of Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days. You will have your breakfast at Machhapuchre Base Camp and head towards Annapurna Base Camp. The trek goes via a wide path following a stream and then climbs up to a moraine. There are few tea houses along the trek. Upon reaching the Annapurna Base Camp you can see dynamic views of 360 degree panorama of the mountains and Mt. Annapurna towering above the sanctuary. After spending some time in the Annapurna Base camp you will trek down to Sinwa for overnight stay.

Day 06: Trek from Sinuwa to Ghandrunk (1940m/5 hrs)

Finally you have reached the destination and almost completed the Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days. After having breakfast at Sinuwa you will trek to Ghandruk. The trek goes mostly downwards and you will be decreasing altitude as you move your steps.  The trek is about six hours and you will pass through some small tea houses, forest and rivers on your way down to Ghandruk. In this Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days you can explore this beautiful Gurung village two times. This is your second overnight at Ghandruk Village.

Day 07: Trek down from Ghandruk to Nayapul (1050m/4hrs) and Drive back to Pokhara

Today is the final day of Annapurna Base Camp trek 7 days. Today after having breakfast at Ghandruk you will trek back to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara. Upon reaching Pokhara you can roam around the city of Lakes or rest at the hotel. 

Route Map:

short but popular trekking trails in Annapurna region of Nepal. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the best and popular trekking trails in NepalAnnapurna base camp 07 days trek

Треккинг к Базовому лагерю Аннапурны весна 2018


Команда обеспечила отличную организацию и безопасность. Трек проходил в самом сердце Гималаев, весной это великолепное зрелище- леса цветущих родондродонов, это незабываемо! Большая благодарность нашему гиду Lakpa Sherpa. Очень внимательный, деликатный и веселый человек, на месте показал все вершины региона Аннапурна. Размещение в лоджах было удобным , все вопросы решались быстро и без проблем. Непал прекрасная страна для туризма. Местные жители очень доброжелательны и дарили улыбки каждому.

Memorable hiking to ABC, Nepal with caring guides


the amazing trip was accompanied with a group of well experienced guides. they're very proactive and organised. would provide good recommendation and take good care of your dining and accommodation before you raised the request. will definitely join with them again when going to EBC next year. 
never forget the amazing sunrise in Annapurna, sound of trees, hearty smiles of the people you met.

Great trip to ABC


We overall had an amazing trip to the Annapurna Base Camp. We saw both monkeys along the way, and some many beautiful views and mountains. Along the way we had some complications, both with the guide and the route.. 
But in the end we got it all figured out, and we ended out being glad we went along with the company.


Annapurna Base camp 07 days Trek


Actual Adventures provided an excellent quality of service. Everything was arranged well in advance and despite adverse weathe disrupting our intended plans 

alternative solutions were quickly arranged.Kedur, our rep, organised for us to try and complete the annapurna base camp trek in very aggresive schedule of just 5 days 

which thanks to excellent local guides we were able to do so!

We heartily reccommned Actual Adventures to anyone wising to plan Hikes or Treks in nepa and we are all looking forward to meeting all the guys from Actual Adventures 

again when we attempt the Everest Base Camp trek next year.


Ralph James Bracg

12 Parkway Southgate N 146Qu

London , United Kingdom 

Short trek in Annapurna- 07 days


Dear Trekkers,

We had a very nice experience with Actual  Adventure, Kedar Provided as with excellent informations, trekking  staff and a good guide. We plant to go to lukla ,but because  of bad weather condition we had to change our destination. Kedar  made it possible in a short time of period  that we were able to fly on the next day to pokhara .they also arganised as a hotel, new guide and changed both of our flights , then a wounderful experience for into go Trekking in Nepal and we probably would not have been able to enjoy it without the perfect help from Kedar. We will be back to by to do the Everest Base camp next year.

Best Regards,

Bejamin Klette


24 September ,2012

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