- Stay overnight at Gurung village of Ghandruk
- Explore Annapurna base camp and Machhapuchhre base camp in a single trek
- Jaw dropping views of the Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Hiuchuli and Gangapurna
- Overnight in the shadow of Annapurna at base camp
- Short and easy trek than other treks of Annapurna region
- Walking through lush Rhododendron forest
The Annapurna base camp 7 days trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal as it challenges its visitors and grants the traveler its majestic view. The Annapurna mountain stands tall with an elevation of 8091m making it one of the highest mountains in the world. Every year thousands of people visit this place to witness the charismatic beauty of this savage mountain. This trip will provide you with an excellent trek experience along with one of a kind life experience in the Annapurna conservation area. There are many popular treks in the Annapurna region such as the Annapurna circuit trek and others.
The trail is full of beautiful small traditional villages with remarkable hospitality and warm people. The Annapurna base camp trek is one of the most popular treks in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is a Diverse trek where you will pass by countryside villages of ethnic Nepalese people, lush forests, and shrubs. Annapurna base camp 7 days trek is comparatively short as well as the easy treks of the Annapurna region which is ideal for someone who has a tight schedule and wants to experience the Himalayas.
It is a perfect choice for trekkers who are short on time but still wish to experience the beauty of the mountains and the hills of Nepal. Within a short time of one week, you can experience all the astonishing beauty of nature. The trail includes serene valleys, a lush green jungle, numerous small rivers and waterfalls, and magnificent mountain views along the way to Annapurna base camp. You will encounter different types of landscapes as you go higher and nearer to the base camp. You will go through a dense rhododendron forest full of native flora and fauna. As you cross the Himalaya you will start to notice pasture land where you can't see any trees due to the high altitude.
During this trek, the highest point that you'll reach is the Annapurna base camp. Annapurna base camp lies at an elevation of 4,130 meters above sea level under the shadow of Annapurna I. Annapurna mountain is also considered one of the most deadly mountains of Nepal as it is known as the most unpredictable mountain on the planet. During this trek, you can witness the beauty of the deadly mountain right in front of your eyes. Besides that, you will also get to see Machhapuchhre, Hiuchuli, Gangapurna, and many other peaks throughout the trek.
This trek exposes you to many incredible things such as the new concept of hospitality in the small hamlets in the Annapurna conservation area, you can discover your limits and challenges that will make you feel energetic and thrilled. As mentioned earlier Annapurna base camp trek is the most popular trek in Nepal meaning you get the chance to meet new people from around the world who share similar interests and destinations. Overall The Annapurna Base Camp 7-day trek is the ideal holiday trip that can be participated in by anyone who loves raw nature and elevated glorious mountains.
What to expect from the Annapurna Base camp trek?
The Annapurna Base Camp 7 days trek provides one of a kind experience in the shadows of the great Mt. Annapurna. As this trekking program is relatively shorter than the general Annapurna trek, you will start your journey directly with a flight to Pokhara that will take around 30 mins. You will get private transportation from your respective hotel to the airport. You can see different mountain peaks from your flight towards Pokhara on a clear day. After you land in Pokhara and finish with your baggage collection your transportation will be ready outside the airport to pick you up. You can have lunch if you wish in the nearby area. Popular foods that you can try here are Thakali cuisine. You can find good Thakali restaurants in Pokhara.
From Pokhara, it will take around an hour of nonstop drive and you will reach Ghandruk village. On the way, you will get to see numerous small waterfalls where you can stop by and have some pictures. As you get closer to your destination the view of the mountains gets more and more clear. You will drive through the jungle and might get to see some wild animals like monkeys and other small animals. You will see distinguishable traditional houses as soon as you reach Ghandruk. Check-in at the hotel in the village and go for a walk nearby to stretch your legs and explore. Socialize with the locals and wait for the stunning sunset view from your hotel. You can try the local and organic food there, enjoy your food and rest well for your upcoming trek adventure.
On the second day of your trek, you will walk up to Chhomrong, the second biggest village in the Annapurna conservation area. On this trek, you will be accompanied by a professional trek guide who will provide you with all the necessary information. To reach Chhomrong one must walk around 8 KM which will take around 5 hours. As you walk you will come across animals such as mules, and horses carrying goods to different places as there are little to no means of modern transportation facilities. After a few miles from Ghandruk, you will cross a suspension bridge, and after that, you will ascend a steep hill and reach Chhomrong and stay there overnight.
On the third day, you'll trek to the Himalaya and taste there overnight. Today you will ascend and descend to reach the destination. From Chhomrong there is a gradual descent till you reach a river where you will cross a suspension bridge from there you will walk to a steep trail and reach Sinuwa. You will walk while observing the beautiful Fishtail mountain. After that, you will reach Bamboo after a steep descent and then cross Dovan and finally reach Himalaya. On the way, you will cross noticeable with fresh and crystal clear water. Stay at a cozy lodge and spend the rest of your time talking with your friends, reading books, or simply exploring the surrounding area. You can find good coffee and bakery items at the lodge that you can enjoy and treat yourself.
On the fourth day, you will trek to Annapurna Base camp. Have a warm cup of tea and breakfast and put on your trekking shoes and get ready to be amazed. As you walk upwards you will notice the number of trees decreases as the oxygen level goes down. You have to walk for around 5-6 hours to reach the base camp. As you walk, you will come across a popular attraction that is Hinku cave where you can rest and give some pictures as memories. From here there is an avalanche risk area which you will cross carefully. After that, you will reach Deurali where you can find a few guest houses. From here you can see Gangapurna mountain right in the middle of two giant hills. From Deurali it takes around 2 hours to reach MBC and from MBC it takes just 2 hours to reach the supreme destination of this trek, the Annapurna Base camp. You can have lunch at the MBC and rest before you go to ABC.
You will reach Annapurna base camp just in time to view the marvellous sunset. you will cross the pasture land with an excellent mountain drop back. Small streams will treat your ears and eyes. Seasonal wildflowers will greet you throughout the trail. Once at the Base camp have pictures to appreciate the celestial view. Check-in at the lodge and explore the area. Have warm food and drink and view the stunning sunset. You will be surrounded by mountains and get 360 Mountain views. The next day you will wake up early to witness the sunrise on top of the savage Mt. Annapurna. Have your morning meal and make your way back to upper Sinuwa and stay there overnight. From here till Chhomrong you will follow the same trail. Once at Chhomrong you will descend for an hour to reach Jhinu where you can relax at the Hotspring. After that, you will cross a river through the biggest suspension bridge of this trip. From there you will drive to Pokhara.
Once at Pokhara checks in at the hotel and gets refreshed. you can go shopping, boating, and self-exploration. Have some quality time and spend your night at a comfortable hotel. Pokhara is considered an ideal place to spend some quality time and enjoy your leisure time. Spend your night at a comfortable hotel in Pokhara. The next day have your breakfast and get ready for your flight to Kathmandu early in the morning. Drive to Pokhara airport to catch a flight towards Kaathadu and wait for your next connecting international flight.
Annapurna Base Camp 7 Days Trek Facts
Trek Starting and Ending Point
Annapurna Base Camp
Best Time to Travel
September - November & March - May
Type of Trek
Tea House Trek
Annapurna Conservation Area
ACAP Permit & TIMS Card
Annapurna Ranges, Machhapuchhre, Hiuchuli and Gangapurna
Annapurna base camp lies in the mid-northern side of Nepal and has become Nepal’s most visited trekking route over the past few decades. During your Annapurna base camp 7 days trek, you can enjoy the Stunning blend of majestic mountain scenery, pristine culture, and the most charming mountain villages. Ghandruk, Chhomrong, Dovan, Machhapuchre base camp and Annapurna base camp are some popular villages during the Annapurna base camp 7 days trek.
Annapurna Base Camp
It is the highest point of the Annapurna base camp 7 days trek. It is situated at an elevation of 4,130 meters above sea level. Marvellous views of the Annapurna ranges can be seen from the base camp. Meanwhile, to see the Machhapuchhre you need to turn back 90 degrees. The base camp is surrounded by snow-capped mountains where you can get 360 mountain views. Every year thousands of international as well as internal people visit this place to witness its bewitching beauty. A marvellous view of the Machhapuchhre can also be seen from here. You get a completely different view of Mt. Fishtail from the iconic one that you usually get from other places. The main attraction of this is from there you will get to see Mt. Fishtail from another point of view.
There are limited hotels and lodges available at the top of the base camp. You will spend your overnight at the base camp under the shadows of the Annapurna. Do check the stars in the night, you will surely be amazed. Also, the sunset will leave your jaws dropped. Machhapuchhre and the Annapurna will shine and provide you with a golden glow. From this viewpoint, you can see the savage mountain standing right in front of you. The view will surely overwhelm you with its beauty.
Machhapuchhre Base Camp
Machhapuchhre base camp lies at an elevation of 3,712 meters above sea level. Marvelous views of the Machhapuchhre can be seen from the base camp. One can participate in the Machhapuchhre model trek to see its beauty closely. Plenty of teahouses and lodges are available at the Machhapuchhre base camp. Not to get confused with the other base camp. This Machhapuchhre base camp is not to ascend the Mountain but only to view the Machhapuchhre. It will take exactly two hours to reach Annapurna base camp and Machhapuchhre. As you get closer and closer you will see the small river that comes from the Annapurna base camp. You are able to see a small proportion of Annapurna. The most prized views from here are Mt. Fishtail itself. You will be surrounded by unique pasture land as you move forward. According to the season, you can find different kinds of wildflowers as native vegetation.
Situated at an elevation of 2,030 meters above sea level, Chhomrong is probably the biggest village you will pass by during your Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Besides that, Most of the lodges in the Annapurna Sanctuary are owned by locals from Chhomrong. Because of that Chhomrong is an ideal place to get information about the condition of trails, avalanche danger as well as the weather. From Chhomrong there is only one way to the base camp.
Similarly, there are many shops in Chhomrong and you can get some of your personal items such as sunscreen, glasses, gloves, and many more. This place is best to chill and spend some quality time. This place is relatively more developed than other small hamlets that you will come across. Here you can find cafes with good organic coffee and mouth-watering foods in great environments. You can also see the neighboring villages like Sinuwa and Ghadruk from here.
Ghandruk is one of the most popular Gurung villages in Nepal. Situated at an elevation of 2,012 meters above sea level, marvellous views of the mountain ranges can be seen. Some of the most popular mountains that can be seen from Ghandruk village include the Annapurna, Machhapuchhre and the Hiuchuli. Most of the people living in this village are Gurung and you experience the authentic Gurung culture and traditions. Ghandruk village is also known by the name Konda in the regional language.
Here you get the opportunity to experience the true Gurung culture. You can try traditional Gurung garments and have pictures at the small Gurung museum in Ghandruk village. Ghandruk is one of the most commercial villages in Nepal. It is full of warm people and great culture that you cannot get anywhere else.
Annapurna Conservation Area
Annapurna Conservation Area was established in 1992. With an area of 7,629-kilometer square, it is the largest protected area of Nepal. 101 different species of mammals are recorded inside the Annapurna Conservation Area. Some of the most common Mammals inside the Annapurna Conservation Area include Snow Leopards, Musk Deer, Tibetian Wolf, etc.
To access this place one needs permits and other documents that one can get from the tourism board in Kathamndu. One must have all the necessary paperwork and permits before one needs to enter the Annapurna conservation area.
Best Time for Annapurna Base Camp 7 Days Trek
Annapurna Base Camp 7 days trek can be done during the Autumn and Spring season of the year. The months of September, October, and November are regarded as the best time for the Annapurna base camp trek. During these months of the year, the weather is clear and marvellous views of the mountain ranges can be seen during the clear day.
The second best months of the year to visit the Annapurna base camp trek are during March, April, and May. You can witness the beautiful rhododendron flower blooming throughout the jungle in the lower parts of the trek. The chances of rainfall are very low during this month of the year.
Travel Insurance is one of the most important things you must do before any travel or trek. Most of the trekkers ignore this important part of the trek and face many difficulties. Travel insurance ensures that the travel is fruitful and safe. Travel insurance not only acts as a safety net against the risk of incurring unforeseen medical expenses but also safeguards against other travel-related emergencies that could spoil your trip. Here are a few reasons why you need to check your travel insurance before you travel to any destinations
- Saves from unforeseen medical expenses
- A friend in unfamiliar territory
- Covers your personal liabilities
- Can be used as a travel-related emergency
- It is a mandatory requirement before any travel
Fly to Pokhara drive to Ghandruk.
At. 08:00 AM: Have your delicious morning meal at the hotel and get ready for your flight to Pokhara. (Drive duration from the hotel to the airport is 30 mins). The flight duration is just 25 mins. As soon as you land in the city of lakes you will be welcomed by warm air and a spectacular mountain view. (depending on the clarity of the sky)
Upon arriving at the airport you will be welcomed by one of the official representatives outside the airport. Your ride towards Ghandruk will pick you up and drive you to Ghandruk village. On the way, you can try Thakali food near the airport which is a popular lunch destination. Start your journey towards today’s destination Ghandruk. The distance between Pokhara to Ghandruk is 55 Km which will be covered in a 1-hour non-stop drive. On the way, there are many wonderful waterfalls that you can stop by and have some snaps.
Check-in at the hotel at Ghandruk and explore the surrounding place, get along with the locals and relax. Walk around the village to stretch out your legs for the upcoming trek. Try a habitual Gurung dress and click some pictures along with the photogenic place. Observe the lifestyle of the local people and chit-chat over a cup of tea.
Witness the lovely sunset followed by the astounding snow-capped mountains. After soaking in the beauty pack your bags for your upcoming trek program.
Trek to Chhomrong.
At. 08:00 AM: Wake up early to witness the marvelous sunrise views of the Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Hiuchuli seen from the hotel. The celestial sight of the entire village will inspire you to explore the culture and tradition of the authentic Gurung people in the village. You will see domestic animals such as horses, donkeys, mules, and buffaloes as you walk around and explore the place.
Have your breakfast, and you will walk downhill, while you walk the lush green forest will please your eyes and refresh your mind. Also, you will get to meet warm locals who will greet and encourage you for your trek program. As you get close to your destination you can hear the sound of the river. After you reach the river it takes about an hour or 2 to reach your today's destination.
After an hour of walking, you will reach a river and cross bridges. You will have to walk steep uphill until you reach Chhomrong for the overnight stay. Chhomrong is the second biggest village that you will find in the Annapurna base camp trek after Ghanduk village. The night view from Chhmrong is immaculate. You can see Ghandruk village which will blow your mind with its glittering lights from a distance. Have an authentic taste of this charming village. Enjoy your delicious dinner that includes locally grown vegetables prepared according to the regional style. Rest well for the exciting upcoming day of your Annapurna Base camp trek.
Trek to Himalaya.
At. 08:00 AM: Wake up early to explore this village and witness the heavenly sunrise along with the lovely mountain view. Munch up your breakfast before you start your walk, you will again walk downhill to reach the Suspension bridge. After that, you will have to walk uphill. After about an hour and a half of walking, you will reach Sinuwa. After about two hours of steep descent from Sinuwa, you will reach yet another small village called Bamboo where you can stop by and have lunch and rest. (After you reach Bamboo village you are prohibited to carry or have meat products other than sheep and selective animals according to the religious rules and values.)
On the way, you will come across a small yet very photogenic river that one must cross through a tiny bridge made out of wood and other natural materials. Your ears will be blessed to listen to the peaceful sound of small rivers followed by the chirping of birds along the way. Walking through the lush forest slowly you will pass Dovan where visitors have lunch and rest. After a few hours from Dovan, you will reach your destination which is Himalaya. There is a good chance to encounter langur monkeys along with other native flora and fauna along with the tranquil sound of rivers and waterfalls.
Rest your bags and get refreshed after you reach Himalaya. This place is very cozy and has an excellent ambience where you can chill with a cup of hot coffee at the lodge. You can find different kinds of sweet treats that you can enjoy in the Himalaya of Nepal. Have a hot dinner and rest well for your upcoming trek to Annapurna base camp.
Trek to Annapurna Base Camp.
At. 08:00 AM: Today you will slowly walk uphill to reach Deurali. After you finish having your breakfast, you will walk through the jungle which will provide a chance to witness the wildlife of the Annapurna conservation area. Before you reach Deurali you will come across a noticeable attraction which is Hinku cave where most of the travelers rest and soak in the beauty of the place. The landscape will surely fascinate you with its unique structure. Have some snaps of it and move towards your destination.
As you approach Deurali the number of trees decreases as you walk at an altitude of 3200m above sea level. Because of that, the level of oxygen decreases. As you walk the mountains will tease you with a glimpse of it. From Deurali you can see Gangapurna mountain from the middle of two massive hills. This place looks like a scene from a movie. The hills stand tall and intimidating. In the winter season, it is covered in snow, and in other seasons you can witness greenery all over the hill.
About 2 hours of walk from Deurali will take you to Machhapuchhre Base Camp from here you get another point of view of Mt. Fishtail. There are good lodges where you can stop by and have lunch with an appreciable backdrop. Marvelous views of the Machhapuchhre can be seen from the lodges and might also get to see a flock of sheep on the way to the Annapurna base camp. From Machhapuchhre base camp takes just 2 hours to reach the ultimate destination just in time to view the hypnotic sunset. You will reach Annapurna base camp before sunset. Rest your bags and get refreshed, have a flavourful dinner, and rest well for the next day.
Trek to Upper Sinuwa.
At. 06:30 AM: Wake up early to witness the captivating sunrise view over the Annapurna, Machhapuchhre and Hiuchuli. The view that you get in the morning is sensational and out of the world. Appreciate the view and live in the moment. Take some pictures as evidence of your bravery and inspiration for other upcoming stunning treks in Nepal. You will get 360 views and find yourself surrounded by mountains above 8000 meters.
After breakfast with a breathtaking view, pack your bags and put on your trekking shoes for the descent. You will walk downhill toward the Machhapuchhre base camp. Slowly decreasing altitude crossing Deurali, Himalaya, Dovan, Bamboo and finally, you will reach Sinuwa for the overnight stay. You will return by the same trail as before as there is only one trail towards Annapurna Base camp. Within 5-6 hours, you will reach Upper Sinuwa where you will stay overnight.
Trek to Jhinu, Drive to Pokhara.
At. 08:00 AM: Today you will walk for just 3-4 hours. Jhinu is known for its natural hot spring where you can visit and relax. Munch on your breakfast and proceed towards Jhinu Danda. To reach Jhinu one has to descend for 1 hour from Chhomrong. As you get closer to Chhomrong you will get to see paddy fields and other seasonal vegetable gardens giving you the true village vibe. You will walk through suspension bridges while listening to the sound of rivers. You can get souvenirs in Chhomrong as it is the biggest village.
You will get to see lots of domesticated animals such as horses and buffaloes grazing in the sun peacefully. Meet warm and hospitable locals on the way back. Enjoy the heavenly landscape and beautiful people as you make your way back to Chhomrong. Have lunch at one of the cafes. You can find local food as well as continental food there. Enjoy your lunch and make your way toward the relaxing spot Jhinu Hotspring. After an hour of descent, you will finally reach Jhinu where you can relax and enjoy nature. Spend a good 1 hour at the hot spring and walk for 10 mins and reach the longest suspension bring of your trip. From there you will get private transportation to Pokhara which will take around an hour or two.
Check-in at the hotel in Pokhara and get relaxed. You can explore the lakeside of Pokhara and enjoy the nightlife. There are numerous cafes and bars where you can visit and take advantage of the live music and good food. End your day with comfort food paired with your favorite chilled beverage. The vibrant city will fascinate with its charm. You can even go boating if you wish to in Phewa lake.
Fly back to Kathmandu.
At. 8:30 AM: Have breakfast and pack your bags for your flight back to Kathmandu. (flight duration is 25 mins) pack your bags and say goodbye to the city of adventures Pokhara. Pack your bags and head towards Pokhara airport to catch your flight to Kathmandu. Your transportation will transfer you to the airport on a private basis.
After you reach Kathmandu collect your bags and head to the international terminal to catch your connecting flight. You will get the airport 3 hours before your flight time. Carry loads of souvenirs, memories, and lifetime experiences back home, and have a safe home return.
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Frequently Asked Questions
When is the best time to visit Nepal?
The autumn and spring season is the best time to visit Nepal. During this time of the year, the weather is significantly clear, visibility is good and the temperature is moderate. So, if you are planning to visit Nepal for a trekking trip, we recommend you visit Nepal during Spring and Autumn. However, you can plan the trip any time of the year.
What is so special about the Annapurna base camp trek?
The Annapurna Basecamp trek is one of the most popular treks in the whole world. Annapurna is one of the tallest mountains in the world with an elevation of 8091 M above sea level. This trek is specially crafted to provide the best trekking experience and view of sunrise, sunset and the Himalayas. Authentic Gurung culture throughout the trip with mesmerizing views of glorious mountains blended with the unique landscapes is a perfect escape that anyone can enjoy. The villages and teahouses will provide an authentic taste and a new concept of hospitality that will warm your heart. This trek itinerary is perfect for all elements and we can assure you that you will surely enjoy this trip.
How difficult is the Annapurna base camp trek?
The difficulty level is moderate to hard depending on the weather. You will be walking up to 3,200m which can be challenging however, you will be accompanied by an expert guide and a porter who will help you carry half of your weight during this trek. A physically fit and mentally calm person can easily complete this trek. Even with all the difficulty, the view will be rewarding. Depending on the seasons and weather conditions the difficulty can mutate.
What are the chances of getting altitude sickness in Annapurna Base Camp on 7 days trek?
Above 3500 meters in the Annapurna base camp trek is prone to altitude sickness however, you will stay at Deurali which is at an elevation of 3200 to acclimatize and get used to the environment before moving to Annapurna base camp. The Annapurna Base camp 7 days trek is relatively shorter than most of the itinerary which increases the chances of getting altitude sickness. Nevertheless, you will be accompanied by a professional guide who will help you with all the necessary information and emergency medical treatment if anything unusual event occurs.
How much does one have to walk per day to reach Annapurna Base Camp in 7 days?
One must cover 10-15 km a day to get to Annapurna Base camp in 7 days which means you have to walk 5-7 hours per day depending on the speed of walking.
How to prevent altitude sickness?
The best way to prevent altitude sickness naturally is to walk slowly and adjust your body according to higher elevation. Eat carbs, avoid alcohol, drink plenty of water, and acclimatize in higher altitudes to avoid altitude sickness.
- All arrival and departure at Kathmandu airport as mentioned.
- Kathmandu to Pokhara, Pokhara to Kathmandu transfer by domestic flight.
- Private transfer (Pokhara/Ghandruk/Jhinu/Pokhara)
- 3 Star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per the trek itinerary.
- Daily breakfast throughout the trip.
- Lunch and Dinner from trek start day to trek end day.
- All necessary paperwork. (National Park Entry Permits, ACAP, and TIMS Card)
- English speaking licensed trek guide.
- Porter during the trek. (Can carry 20KG Baggage of 2 people)
- Lodge or Tea house accommodation during the trek.
- One local SIM card (returnable) during your stay.
- All government and local taxes.
- Guide and Porter’s salary, food and accommodation during the trek.
- Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your traveller’s insurance company.
- Sleeping bag, duffle bags and trekking route maps – if necessary.
- Personal expenses.
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
- Nepal visa cost. (You will require 2 passport-size photos and 30 USD)
- International flight ticket.
- Travel health insurance. (Recommended)
- Tips for the guide, porter and driver.
- Sweet things like dessert/chocolate.
- All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
- Hot shower/batteries charge/heater during the trek.
- Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the including section.
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