The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most trekked route in the Nepal and takes place in the Annapurna Conservation Area.
The Base Camp itself lies at an altitude of 4,130 meters and is where mountaineers start their summit of Annapurna I, the 10th highest peak in the world at 8,091 meters. The trekking trail goes alongside terraced rice paddies, lush rhododendron forests and high altitude landscapes with the Annapurna Range in view most of the times. Moreover, it also passes through villages of ethnic Gurung and Thakali village communities.
The trek overall is beautiful and gives you a very up close experience with the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre mountain ranges. It is especially beautiful during the spring season as rhododendron flowers along the trail turn red, pink and white. The trek is also rewarding – travelers get a unique opportunity to take a dip in the warm natural spring at Jhinu Dada and get refreshed at the end of the trek.
If you are physically fit, willing to take up the challenge to witness panoramic Himalayan views, the Annapurna Base Camp trek is the trek for you.
The trek total distance coverage starting from Siwai and ending at Jhinu is around 74.4 kilometers. The longest part of the trek will be when descending down from Annapurna Base Camp to the village of Bamboo which is around 22 kilometers in a single day. You can find the day by day distance coverage breakdown below –
|wdt_ID||Trekking Trail Route||Distance (km)||Time (hrs)||Altitude (m)|
|1||Matkyu to Chhomrong||8.00||4 - 5 hrs||2,055|
|2||Chhomrong to Bamboo||8.00||5 - 6 hrs||2,310|
|3||Bamboo to Deurali||12.00||5 - 6 hrs||3,220|
|4||Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp||10.00||5 - 6 hrs||4,130|
|5||Annapurna Base Camp to Dovan||15.90||7 - 8 hrs||2,500|
|6||Dovan to Jhinu Danda||15.00||7 - 8 hrs||1,780|
The highest point of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is at the base camp at 4,130 meters above sea level. Trekkers might experience some symptoms of altitude sickness beginning around Macchapuchhre Base camp at around 3,700 meters. Our Annapurna Base Camp Trek program is paced out to minimize the chances of altitude sickness.
|wdt_ID||Name of Village / City||Altitude (Meters)|
|19||ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP||4,130|
Pick up at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
Welcome dinner with traditional food and cultural show
Transfer from Kathmandu to Pokhara by domestic flight (25 mins)
Drive to Matkyu by jeep/bus (3 hrs.)
Trek start from Matkyu to Chhomrong (2055 m/ 4-5 hrs)
Trek from Chhomrong to Bamboo (2310 m/ 5-6 hrs)
Trek from Bamboo to Deurali (3230 m/ 5-6 hrs)
Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m/4-5 hrs)
via MBC (Machhapuchhre Base Camp)
Trek from ABC to Dovan (2500 m/ 7-8 hrs)
Trek from Dovan to Jhinu Danda (1780m/ 7-8 hrs)
Relaxing time at Hot Spring
Trek from Jhinu Danda to Matkyu (4-5 hrs)
Transfer from Matkyu to Pokhara (3 hrs)
Evening Boat Ride at Phewa Lake (if weather permits)
Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu by premium tourist bus (6-7 hrs)
Shopping time at Thamel
Transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu