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Annapurna Base Camp Trek 11 Days
Annapurna Base Camp Trek 11 Days

Annapurna Base Camp Trek 11 Days

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most prominent trails in Nepal. Witness the picturesque Mt. Annapurna (8,091m) followed by the glorious view of Mt. Machhapuchhre (fish-tail) and Mt. Dhaulagiri.

 

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek 11 Days

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most prominent trails in Nepal. Witness the picturesque Mt. Annapurna (8,091m) followed by the glorious view of Mt. Machhapuchhre (fish-tail) and Mt. Dhaulagiri.

 

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Trek Facts

Trip Level
Beginners
Trip Starts At
Pokhara
Trip Ends At
Pokhara
Max Altitude
4,130 m/13,550 ft
Trek Activity
Sightseeing and Trekking
Trek Route
Pokhara - Ghorepani - Poon Hill - Chomrong - Machapuchare Base Camp - Annapurna Base Camp - Nayapul - Pokhara
Best Season
Spring and Autumn

Trek Overview

One of the most well-known treks in Nepal is the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. It leads you to the foot of mountains Annapurna and Machhapuchhre and allows you to appreciate the area's natural beauty. You get a ton of breathtaking views of the surroundings on the journey, including verdant woods, snow-capped mountains, glaciers, and fascinating valleys. It is also a wonderful chance to learn about the customs and cultures of the locals who reside in Nepal's Himalayan region.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek has a rich variety of topography, vegetation, and animals, as well as ethnic culture and traditions. The Annapurna region is well-known and adored for its breathtaking beauty and exquisite scenery. It is unquestionably a masterpiece that is lavishly embellished by the surrounding natural beauty.

The Annapurna Base Camp route takes you to the western region of Nepal's Annapurna Mountain. The deadliest mountain in the range in the area is Annapurna, which is the tenth tallest mountain in the world. 4130m altitude above sea level marks the location of the Annapurna Base Camp. In addition, Machhapuchhre's untainted state only adds to the beauty of the mountain range. It is, after all, restricted from being climbed by anyone as locals hold it sacred.

The entire Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges are enclosed within the Annapurna Conservation Area, a land area protected by the Government of Nepal. The breathtaking 360-degree view of the expansive mountains is available throughout the Annapurna Base Camp Trip. You can see many mountains, including Macchapucchre, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Annapurna I, and Annapurna South towering in front of you. The Trek to Annapurna Base Camp offers a wide variety of magnificent and rare plant and animal species, gorgeous natural vegetation, and a diverse spectrum of cultures.

Your level of anticipation for this hike to Annapurna Base Camp won't ever be low. Every stop along the road offers a rewarding experience, from the distinctive ecology, flora, wildlife, lush forests, and panoramic mountain views to the lovely and genuine way of life, culture, and traditions of the locals. The predominant ethnic groups in this area include Gurung, Magar, and Thakali, with a small number of Brahmins and Chhetris living in lower elevations.

Additionally, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek transports you deep into the Himalayas and abounds in various forms of natural beauty. You will be completely engaged and excited to continue exploring throughout this adventure. The Annapurna Himalayan Range, the Dhaulagiri Himalayan Range, and the Kali Gandaki Valley are all included in the Annapurna region.

In the Annapurna region, notable peaks including Annapurna, Nilgiri, Macchapucchre, and Dhaulagiri may be found. The tenth-highest mountain peak in the world, Mount Annapurna, boasts outstanding and breathtaking natural beauty, taking center stage despite having the seventh-highest peak, Dhaulagiri right in its vicinity. The Annapurna Base Camp journey's trail is well-maintained, and there are lodging options including teahouses and lodges that have all the essential amenities you'll need while on the climb.

The Best Time for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

In case you are thinking of exploring and experiencing the magnificent Annapurna Base Camp Trek, the spring and autumn seasons are the perfect time and season for you to pack your bags and get ready to trek…

 Trek to Annapurna Base Camp in the Spring Season

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is popular during this time of the year. It is ideal because it doesn’t rain much and you can experience the full phase of the Annapurna Base Camp hike. The best weather is ideal for trekking and taking part in the energetic atmosphere of the Annapurna Base Camp.

You'll get the greatest views of the Himalayas in March, April, and May. The Annapurna Base Camp Trip is most coveted during this time of year. The fresh air's aroma is just enticing. During the Spring season, there are extremely low chances of snow or rain in the Annapurna region. The breathtaking Himalayan mountain views you will see as you trek to Annapurna Base Camp will undoubtedly astound you.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Autumn Season

Autumn is the best time to go on an Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Because of the beautiful skies, consistent weather, and other good conditions, the Annapurna region is where most trekkers ascend to complete their journey. Even at night, you can enjoy a wonderful and clear view because the surroundings appear to be highly pleasing to the eyes during the autumn season.

You will experience peace as you stroll along the Annapurna Base Camp's paths and take in its various breathtaking views. It is also the time you will be able to experience the biggest national festivals of Nepal, Dashain and Tihar, and their way of celebrating during the trek. Also, there won't be any obstacles caused by the weather, the trails won't be slick, and other unforeseen situations are unlikely to happen either.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Difficulty

Although the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking provides a rewarding experience, it is said that the best view comes after the hardest climb. Referring to this, there are some obstacles that you may have to deal with while trekking to the Annapurna Base Camp. Some of the difficulties that might occur during your trek to the magnificent Annapurna Base Camp are as follows:

Altitude Sickness During Annapurna Base Camp Trek

It is one of the more common difficulties that happen to trekkers anywhere in high altitudes, not just in the Annapurna Base Camp. Since the trek falls at a high elevation, there is less amount of oxygen flow in the body causing altitude sickness. You will be gradually increasing the elevation day by day in the trek which might cause you to show symptoms of altitude sickness. Hence, proper care should be taken in this matter to alleviate this condition.

Different symptoms occur during altitude sickness which include fatigue, tiredness, vomiting, dizziness, exhaustion, shortness of breath, and the like. So, it is advised to take care when the symptoms start to show in the early phase. If the altitude sickness worsens, then other dangerous conditions can incur, such as HAPE (High Altitude Pulmonary Edema) and HACE (High Altitude Cerebral Edema).

Hence, it is best advised to take care of oneself in these conditions. Consulting a physician or an altitude sickness specialist is widely advised before getting into these situations.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Trekking Difficulties

While trekking to the Annapurna Base Camp, you might have difficulties acclimatizing and maintaining your walking pace due to the local climatic conditions since the trail of the Annapurna Base Camp is mostly an upward path exhausting you easily.

Since it is a medium trek, it will not be too difficult, but for first-time trekkers, the trail can be a little strenuous. In other seasons such as rainy and monsoon, the trail might get slippery and wet due to which difficulties might arise. Hence, one should always be careful during these treks.

Health Conditions

If your health conditions are not that prosperous, then it is advised to not force the trek upon yourselves because the conditions might worsen causing more stress to your body and resulting in greater problems. If you are mentally and physically fit to perform the trek, then your enthusiasm may well carry you to your destination.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Permit

Trek to Annapurna Base Camp, you need to obtain these two permits from the concerned authority:
Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)
Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Card

Of course, with the same common conditions, there are quite a few other packages that might be suitable for you if you have a varying budget and time constraints. If you are pressed for time, then there is a 9-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek available, with different itinerary factors considered, or just to Poon Hill Trek and Khopra Danda Trek if you're in the area.

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Key Highlights

Magnificent glaciers and beautiful, calming scenery.
Examining the Gurung ethnic groups and their genuine cultures and traditions.
View of the world’s 7th highest mountain Dhaulagiri (8167m) and Annapurna (8091m)10th
Taking in the splendor of the local fauna and flowers.
Spectacular mountain and glacier views from Annapurna Base Camp.
Wandering through the flourishing farmlands, rhododendrons, bamboo, and mountain forests
A spectacular perspective of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli, and Fishtail mountain ranges.
Trek to the mountain's lap for magnificent and tranquil views of the Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Macchapucchre, and Hiunchuli.
Respect the local people's intriguing traditions, culture, and cordial hospitality.
Discover the diverse flor wa,ildlife, and other lovely species in the Annapurna Conservation Area.

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Trek Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)

Welcome to Nepal! Upon your arrival at the airport, a representative from Himalayan Connection will greet you and lead you to your hotel.

After having some rest, you'll join the team meet-up and pre-trip discussion, where you will meet your trek guide/leader before the trip commences. In the evening, Himalayan Connection will organize a welcome dinner with delicious Nepali cuisine and a cultural show.

 

Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (827m), 200KM Distance 8-9 hrs.

Camp: Pokhara

Altitude: 827m/2712ft

Time: 25-min flight / 8-9 hrs. drive

Meals: Breakfast

Main Attractions: Stunning mountain views, beautiful lakes, paragliding, mountain flights, temple, pagoda, caves, and many more.

 

Day 03: Drive to Nayapul (1:30 hrs.) and Trek to Ulleri (1960m) 4-5 hrs. walk

Camp: Ulleri

Altitude: 1960m/6429ft

Time: 1:30 hrs. drive and 4-5 hrs. walk

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Main Attractions: The beautiful valley, greenery, cultivating terrace, Gurung village, culture, etc.

Day04: Trek to Ghorepani (2874m) 4-5 hrs. walk

Camp: Ghorepani

Altitude: 2874m/9427ft

Time: 4-5 hrs. walk

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Main Attractions: Cool and lush rhododendron forest, gorgeous mountain views, Magar community, and many more.

Day 05: Morning Hike to Poonhill (3210m) 1 hr. and Trek to Chuile (2002m) 5-6 hrs.

Camp: Chuile

Altitude: 2610m/8561ft

Time: 6-7 hrs. walk

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Main Attractions: Pleasing sunrise view, stunning view of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range, colorful Rhododendron forest, a beautiful gorge, and many more.

Day 06: Trek to Sinuwa (2110m) via Chhomrong (2170m) 5-6 hrs. walk

Camp: Lower Sinuwa

Altitude: 2110m/6921ft

Time: 4-5 hrs. walk

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Main Attractions: Cool and lush rhododendron forest, gorgeous mountain views, and many more.

Day 07: Trek to Deurali (3230m) 6-7 hrs. walk

Camp: Deurali

Altitude: 3230m/10,594ft

Time: 6-7 hrs. walk

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner

Main Attraction: Greenery, closer view of Mt. Fishtail, deep narrow valley, beautiful waterfalls, birds, and many more. Annapurna Base Camp Trek

 

Day 08: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) Via MBC (3700m) 4-5 hrs. walk

Camp: Annapurna Base Camp

Altitude: 4130m/13546ft

Time: 4-5 hrs walk

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Main Attractions: Splendid view of Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna III, Mt. Gangapurna, Gandharbachuli, Fishtail, Hiuchuli, and many more mountains, huge Annapurna Glacier.

 

Day 9: Trek Back to Lower Sinuwa (2360m) 7-8 hrs. walk

Camp: Lower Sinuwa

Altitude: 2110 m / 6921ft

Time: 7-8 hrs. walk

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Main Attractions: Same way back with an amazing Annapurna trip experience.

Day10: Trek to Matque (1690m) 3-4 hrs. Walk and Drive to Pokhara 3 hrs.

Camp: Pokhara

Altitude: 827m/2713ft

Time: 3-4 hrs walk and 3 hrs drive

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Main Attractions: Big ups and downs in terms of the path, beautiful landscape, mountain lifestyle, amazing settlement, cultivation, off-road drive experience, and many more.

Day 11: Drive to Kathmandu(1400m) 8-9 hrs.

Camp: Kathmandu

Altitude: 1400 m / 4592 ft.

Time: 8 -9 hrs. bus drive

Meals: Breakfast and special farewell Dinner with a Nepali cultural show.

Main Attractions: A wonderful road trip along the famous rivers (Marsyangdi and Trisuli), massive hills, local markets deep valleys, amazing settlements around the hills, cultivation, etc.

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek 11 Days

Annapurna Base Camp Trek 11 Days Equipment Checklist

For Head/Face

Sunglasses
Sunscreen
Hats

For Body

Fleece Jacket
Down Jacket
Light and Warm Thermal set
Hiking shorts ( pant )
Gloves
T-shirts
Hiking Boots
Thick wool shocks
Slippers

Toiletries

Toothbrush/Paste
Toilet Papers
Multipurpose soap
Oil for dry protection
Anti bacterial hand wash

Accessories

Rapid Test Kit
Stick
Cellphone
Camera
Thermal water bottle
Water purification drop
Sleeping bag
Ear plug

Cost Includes

Airport-Hotel-Airport pick up & drop service by a private tourist vehicle
All standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
Teahouse accommodation during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
All ground transportation on a comfortable tourist bus.
Professional trek leader for a group
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS) and all government and local taxes.
Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
Free use duffle bag
Trekking Map
Trek complete and achivment certificate
Special Farewell dinner with authentic Nepali cultural live show.

Cost Exludes

Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Travel insurance covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation (See the travel insurance page.)
Nepal entry visa; you can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.
Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
Tips for guide, porter and driver

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Frequently Asked Questions

What type of shape do I need to be in? Is this trip for me?

The Annapurna base camp trek is suitable for average people who are moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, and hiking are recommended before you embark on your journey.

Persons suffering from a pre-existing medical condition must seek medical advice/consent before considering the trek. Whilst on the trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before being fully acclimatized.

To prepare for this trek, you should begin training at least two to three months before your departure. As a guideline, an hour of aerobic exercise 3-4 times per week would be considered a minimum requirement.

The best preparation is bushwalking involving relatively steep ascents and descents. If you can manage a couple of valley floors to ridgeline ascents comfortably, you'll be able to enjoy the trek to the fullest.

There is something about a trek in the Himalayas that draws you back time and time again. For keen walkers, it is a paradise and even avowed non-walkers find that one foot just seems to follow the other, drawn by the appeal of what lies beyond.

How hard is the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Annapurna Base Camp trek is a medium-grade trek that can be accomplished with not that much strenuosity. A novice trekker can also complete this trek efficiently.

 

When is the best time to do Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

The best time to experience this beautiful trek to Annapurna Base Camp is during the Spring and Autumn seasons when the weather is at its best and you can inspect the evergreen beauty of nature along the trails of the base camp and the base camp itself.

 

Where is the Annapurna Base Camp?

Annapurna Base Camp is situated in the western part of Nepal and lies in the lap of the Annapurna mountain itself. The elevation of Annapurna Base Camp is 4130m above sea level.

 

Can we do camping in the Annapurna Base Camp?

Yes, you can do camping in the Annapurna Base Camp. But you need to know the procedure for camping in that area.

 

Is altitude sickness common in the Annapurna Base Camp?

Yes, as the base camp lies above 3000 meters, there are chances of getting altitude sickness. Hence, you need to be prepared beforehand if it occurs and properly acclimatizes yourself in order to prevent it.

 

What are the permits required to trek to Annapurna Base Camp?

ACAP and TIMS are the required permits to trek the Annapurna Base Camp.

 

Can we trek the Annapurna Base Camp in winter?

Yes, you can. But you need to wear warmer clothes and take the necessary gear as the weather can be unpredictable during the winter.

 

What is the altitude of Annapurna Base Camp?

The altitude or elevation of Annapurna Base Camp is 4130m/13546ft from the sea level.

 

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