Annapurna base camp trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek, also known as ABC, is a classic and mystical trek that gives you breathtaking views of the Himalayas and allows you to see the culture, lifestyle, and way of life of people who live in the Himalayas. You will pass through beautiful villages such as Magar and Gurung along the Annapurna basecamp route. The Annapurna basecamp is approximately 4130m (13546ft.).
You will have many amazing experiences when you begin your trek to Annapurna camp.
- Nature experience.
- Learn more about Nepal’s culture and people.
- Learn more about the hot springs in Jhinu danda
The difficulty level of the trek is:
The trek is moderately difficult, according to the official description. The trek doesn’t require any special physical abilities so everyone can enjoy this amazing trek. Families with children or grandchildren can enjoy the entire trek without worrying about the difficulties.
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You would know that the Annapurna basecamp trek takes almost seven days so here is a seven-day itinerary to guide you and inform you about the various sections and phases.
DAY 1: Pokhara to phedi, then to Tolka (1750m).
The seven-day trek begins today. You will see a mixture of local culture, the traditions, and the ethinic look, as you drive from Pokhara to Phedi, then trek through Pothana, Dhampus, and Tolka to spend the night.
It would take approximately 5-6 hours to complete the trek.
DAY 2: Trek to Sinuwa (2100m)
Today you will trek from Tolka and Sinuwa. The trek takes seven hours to complete. This trek will take you through Modi Khola, after Landruk. Then cross a huge suspension bridge at Jhinu danda. You will arrive at Gurung, another beautiful village, after a steep climb up to Chhomrong. You will then trek down to the river, and climb back up to Sinuwa. You will spend the night here.
Day 3: Trek to Deurali (3230 m)
Today’s trek will take you through the jungles. You will trek through the forest from Dovan to Dovan. This area is sacred.
Because Annapurna, according to Hindu belief, is the name for the goddess who feeds us all, the entire trek to Annapurna Base Camp is sacred. This part of the trek is in honor of mother nature. The trek is approximately 6-7 hours long.
Day 4 – Camp site Annapurna base camp
After Deurali, the valley becomes wider and less steep.. We reached the spot which was hit by several avalanches many times. Avalanches are a concern in this area, so keep going until you find a safe spot. We will see more stunning views as we go along. We reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp as the trail turns left. You will now be able to walk calmly and comfortably to Annapurna Base Camp. You will feel like you are high up, as the air is thinner. You can now enjoy a 360-degree view of the mountains.
DAY 5: Trek down to Dovan (bamboo)
Today you will enjoy the stunning and mysterious views of the mountains. You will trek down to bamboo, dovan, and then stop at the lodge.
DAY 6: Trek to the ghandruk
We will begin trekking through the jungle towards Sinuwa. We will then head for Chhumurang khola, where we will walk to komrong danda. We will then walk to Gundruk, where we will spend the night at the lodge. The trek will take approximately 7-8 hours. Make sure you get enough rest at Bamboo.
DAY-7 drive from Pokhara
Today we will trek approximately 1 hour to Siwai, then drive to Pokhara. After reaching Pokhara in approximately 4-5 hours, you can relax in the hotel for the night.
This is the end of your trek to Annapurna base camp.