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Annapurna Base Camp Trek/Nepal ABC Trek-8 days

8 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an outstanding hike through beautiful villages of Magar and Gurung, jungles and mountains to Annapurna Base Camp. The Nepal 8 day ABC trek is suitable for the trekkers of all ages and gender who are healthy and physcally fit. You will reach upto Annapurna base camp at an altitudes over 4000m  walking 6 upto 8 hours a day.  Pokhara is gateway of moderately difficult short & an amazing Annapurna base camp trek in Nepal.You can reach to Pokhara by flight and overland drive from Kathmandu. ABC trek Nepal is a good trip to enjoy natural and cultural beauty of Annapurna region. Here is our 8 days Annapurna Base Camp Trekking package cost, itinerary & group departure dates for 2021.

Trek Facts

Trek Name: Annapurna Base Camp Trek 

Trek Duration: 8 Days

Trek Difficulty: Moderate

Trek Season: Jan/June and Aug/Dec.

Trek Altitude: 1350m- 4300m

Trek Cost: USD 460-USD 850

Group Size: 1 - 12 Pax 

Trek Package: Private/Group Trek

Transfer: Bus/Car/Flight

Start/End Point: Kathmandu/Pokhara

Annapurna Base Camp Trek known as  Annapurna Sanctuary trek can do within 8 days. The difficulty is not that high though you need to be physically fit. It is one of the easiest and most scenic treks in Nepal. You can sleep in and eat at tea houses every night.

  • Annapurna Base Camp Trek 
  • 8 Days Itinerary
  • Cost in Details
  • Trekking Equipment
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Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an 8 days outstanding hiking to the Annapurna Base Camp/ABC Nepal  through a wide range of landscapes and cultures. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a perfect holidays, suitable for physically fit hikers who want to complete Annapurna base camp trek in 8 days. Annapurna Base Camp(4130 metres) known as ABC trek starting from Kathmandu and ending in Pokhara is one of the most famous trek holidays in Nepal. The 7 nights 8 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek departures everyday from Kathmandu with a drive or flight to Pokhara. The 8 days Annapurna base camp trek is also a perfect trek holidays if you have a short time to explore the Himalayas of Annapurna region. The 8 days itinerary of ABC trek is best trekking route to Annapurna base camp hike. The trek routes fills up with natural and cultural beauty of mountainous people and also the Himalayan view of Annapurna range that includes Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7273m), Gangapurna (7454m), and  (Machhapuchare (Fishtail) (6997m).

Annapurna base camp Trek 8 days itinerary passes through the diverse ethnic group's culture and verify vegetation forest and wildlife. This trip holidays begins with a scenic drive to Pokhara, and also possible to take a short panorama flight to Pokhara. We also take a short drive to the ABC trekking starting point, and we then continue trekking to Annapurna base camp with enjoying the Annapurna panorama view and exotic landscapes of Annapurna region.

Besides, Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a cultural exploration of indigenous Gurung people. They are the original inhabitant of Annapurna. We trek Annapurna base camp through the typical villages of Ghandruk and Chhomrong. These villages are home to Gurkhas. You can experience the traditional lifestyle of the Gurkha's ancestor. This is a good introductory trekking passes through a variety of terrains and glacier. This is a teahouse trek. So, you will get a budget and basic teahouse twin sharing or dormitory room accommodation during trek. In the peak trekking season like in Autumn and Spring, you may adjust with dormitory room  as well due to the limited number of teahouse lodges along Annapurna Base Camp trekking route

The trek is not so difficult what you think. A mild difficulty, beautiful treks in Nepal suitable for all aged group trekkers like solo backpackers to small group with family with children. There is no any age limit to join 8 days Annapurna base camp trek. It is also possible to customize the itinerary for Annapurna base camp trek if this does not suit you. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the most popular trekking area of Nepal after Everest base camp trek. The 8 days ABC trek is highly recommended trekking in the Nepal Himalayas.

8 days trekking Annapurna base camp is possible throughout the year. But Autumn and Spring are the best time of the year trekking Annapurna Base Camp due to a good weather with clear blue sky and crystal clear view of the Himalayas. Winter is also a good time if you wish to avoid crowds of trekkers on the trail of Annapurna base camp but be prepare with cold. It is still possible to trek Annapurna base camp in rainy season, but we can't see clear view of the mountains, and also the leeches and rain my disturb  you while trekking to Annapurna base camp

In conclusion, the 8 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an outstanding hike to Annapurna Base Camp through a beautiful landscapes and cultural villages. One of the best treks in the Himalayas, the ABC trek starts from Kathmandu with a bus or an optional flight to Pokhara, and then drive to Nayapul, the actual starting point of Annapurna Base Camp Trekking. Annapurna Base Camp 8 days trek is a perfect option to enjoy a natural and cultural beauty of Annapurna region with delightful mountain views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Machhapuchare. The Annapurna base camp known as ABC trek is a perfect holidays for physically fit trekkers in good health.

Option 1: Annapurna base camp trek via Ghandruk village

Day 1: Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m, 6-7 hour)
Comfortable tourist bus ride on windy highway along the Trisuli River with breathtaking view of waterfalls, river, jungle, hamlets higher up on the hills, terraced fields with seasonal crops to Pokhara, it takes 5/6 hours drive.
Day 2: Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk (1940m, 5-6 hour)
Breakfast and drive to Nayapul by bus or cab or private vehicle, and uphill trek to Ghandruk for 5/6 hour with great view of the Annapurna Himalayas.
Day 3: Ghandruk to Sinuwa (2,360, 5-6 hours)
Breakfast and trek uphill and downhill trek to Sinuwa passing small villages, river and jungles for 6/7 hours, frequently gazing the great view of Annapurna and Fishtail mountains.
Day 4: Sinuwa to Deurali (2,230m, 6 hours)
Breakfast and trek for 6 hours mostly on the forest of bamboo, rhododendron and oak forest with the pleasant view of waterfall, temple and cave. 
Day 5: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m, 5 hours)
Breakfast and trek for 4/5 hours to Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Enjoy the great view of Annapurna glacier and 360 degree Himalayas surrounds the Annapurna base camp.
Day 6: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2,340m, 6 hours)
Early morning wake up and enjoy the spectacular view of Annapurna with other surrounding peaks, breakfast and trek down to Bamboo.
Day 7: Bamboo to Jhinu Hot Spring (1,780m, 5 hours)
Breakfast and continue trek down to Jhinu Hot Spring for 5 hours. Dip into the hot spring, feel relax after ABC trek.
Day 8: Jhinu Hot Spring to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara (820m, 7 hours)
Breakfast, and trek to Nayapul for 5/6 hours and drive back to Pokhara.


Option 2: Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Poon Hill

Day 1: Kathmandu to Pokhara by flight and drive to Nayapul and trek to Uleri(1960m, 12km,5 hours of trek)
You will be received at the airport after a short and scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu, and drive to Nayapul for 2 hours drive from Pokhara.Nayapul or newbridge (1070m) is where your actual trek on foot starts. After passing some beautiful villages with terraced hills for farming, you will reach the famous Ulleri steps. These will lead you to your destination for the day, Ulleri village.
Day 2: Trek to Ghorepani(2874m, 15km, 6 hours)
On clear mornings, you can see the beautiful, terraced farms, lush green hills all around you with the stoned tiled houses. You can also get a view of the magnificent Annapurna south from Ulleri.After trekking 5-6 hours you reach Ghorepani.On this part of the trek you not only pass the beautiful villages, you also pass through beautiful, lush green forest area with beautiful waterfalls.You can pause to take pictures, take water breaks along the way to enjoy at the beautiful mountains, forest, animal life which helps to ease your tiredness.
Day 3: Ghorepani Poon Hill to Tadapani(2650m, 16km, 7 hours).
Today is all about getting up early and trekking up to Poon hill to see the spectacular, golden sunrise.You can view some of the highest mountains from here including Annapurna South (7219m), Mt. Machapuchare (Fishtail- 6991m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8177m), Mt Annapurna (8091m).This place is included in the list of the world’s 100 must places to visit before you die. See for yourself.After your breakfast in Ghorepani, you trek to your destination of the day, Tadapani. This part of the trek is most beautiful in early springs as the forest around the trails is filled with the full blossoms of red, pink rhododendrons and other beautiful wildflowers. It is a heavenly view.
Day 4: Trek to Sinuwa(2340m, 18km, 7 hours)
Today the trek is mostly downhill and comparatively easier than Day 3. Most of the people in this part of the trail belong to the Gurung community. You can see and explore their lifestyle, culture on this trek. You will stop for lunch at Chomrong(2140m) and then head on towards the quiet village of Sinuwa.
Day 5: Trek to Deurali(3230m, 15km, 7 hours)
Today you will be trekking through different forests of bamboo, rhododendrons, oak and so on. You will also encounter waterfalls, temples, caves and suspension bridge on your way to Deurali.We rest for the night at Deurali.
Day 6: Trek to Annapurna base camp(4130m, 14km, 6/7 hours)
This is the day where you reach your ultimate destination, the Annapurna Base Camp. You trek through Machapuchare Base Camp at 3700 m to reach ABC (Annapurna Base Camp), your main destination of the entire trek.This is the day where you know for sure that the trek is all worth it. This place provides you with an almost panoramic view of the mountain ranges.The majestic peaks of Annapurna South, Hiuchuli, Machapuchare (Fishtail), Gangapurna, Fang can be seen from here. This place is also great for camping. You get to enjoy the beautiful sunset in the mountains and rest for the evening here.
Day 07: Trek down to Sinuwa(2340m, 7 hours, 19km)
After enjoying some magical moments in the laps of the mountains, Annapurna Base Camp, you will trek back to Sinuwa, our destination for today. The trek back is much more comfortable with more down hill trekking than uphill ones. Enjoy your way back and relive the moment. We will rest for the night at Sinuwa.
Day 08: Trek to Siwai(11km, 4 hours) and drive to Pokhara(850m, 3 hours).
The trek down from Sinuwa to Siwai goes through the beautiful villages of Chomrong,Jhinu, Kyumi. You can choose to indulge in the natural hot spring in Jhinu to help relax your tired muscles.After you reach Siwai, you will be taken to Pokhara, our destination for today.Explore the beautiful, lake city of Pokhara and carry on your journey onwards to Kathmandu and other places.It is noted that the above itinerary can customize on your interest to a certain point. Feel free to contact us anytime for more information.

Cost Included:

  • Tourist Bus transfer- Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Twin sharing tea house accommodation during 8 days ABC trek.
  • Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara by taxi/jeep/bus transfer
  • Trekking permit-ACAP and TIMS cards
  • English Speaking guide and all his expenses like salary, meals, accommodation and transfer
  • 3 times meals- breakfast, lunch and dinner(the main course) during trekking
  • Twin sharing hotel accommodation with breakfast in Pokhara before and after the trek.
  • Emergency rescue operation assistance in case of emergency(paid by your Travel Insurance)
  • All the goverment taxes and company service charge.

Cost Not Includes:

  • Airport pick up and departure transfer.
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu but we can book on your request.
  • Private car transfer or flight cost between Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Travel Insurance in case of emergency for Heli rescue and other medication
  • Porter to carry luggage - but we arrange on your request 1 porter between 2 clients. 
  • Any kind of drinks and desert like beer, water, tea/coffee, hot water, chocolate/rice pudding, pie and pancake.
  • Expenses of personal nature like telephone, internet, wifi, hot shower, battery charging
  • Additional cost that beyond our control due to the landslides, weather condition, illness, change of government policies, strikes, and physical condition.
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • All the cost not mention on above cost includes.

Trek Gear List: No need to bring unnecessary trekking equipment with you for trekking in Nepal. The following trekking equipment and gears are recommended before trekking in Nepal. Most of the trekking equipment what you will need can be rented or purchased  in Nepal either in Kathmandu or Pokhara at cheap price. We will help you with the necessary arrangements. Except your day pack all the luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 15kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking part of the trip can be stored in the storage room of hotel without extra cost.

Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection

Lower Body:
Under Garments
Hiking shorts
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Thin, lightweight inner socks
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp

Upper Body:
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket

Lightweight gloves
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)

Sleeping bag rated to zero DC 
Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
Trekking Bags/Duffel bag 
Basic First Aid Kit
Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry insidetrekbag
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Trekking Poles
Water bottle (2) or camel bag
Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)

1 medium sized quick drying towel
Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
Nail clippers
Face and body moisturizer
Feminine hygiene products
Small mirror

Personal Hygiene:
Wet wipes (baby wipes)
Tissue /toilet roll
Anti bacterial hands wash

Trail Map/Guide book
Journal & Pen
Pencils and small notebooks
Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
Modest swim suits (for Kathmandu)

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