Trip Duration
7 Days
Start/End Point
Pokhara/Pokhara
Maximum Altitude
4,130 m
Trip Difficulty
Moderate
Activity
Trekking
Best Season
Oct -Dec & Mar-May
Per Person US$ 750 US$ 690
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  • Daily private trip departure
Per Person US$ 750 US$ 690
  • No hidden charges
  • 100% Secure online booking
  • Daily private trip departure

Overview of Annapurna Base Camp Trek From Pokhara

Annapurna base camp trek from Pokhara only a short trek that takes only a few days to experience the world’s highest Mountain with magnificent views of different high mountain ranges like Annapurna Range, Machhapuchhre Range, Dhaulagiri Range.

Annapurna base camp trek from Pokhara route inside the Annapurna conservation area shortest trek to ABC offers you the cultural and natural diversity from lush green paddy fields to the world’s 10th highest mountain Mt. Annapurna I.

Annapurna Trek from Pokhara is an Amazing walk through Gurung Villages, landscapes, and a large variety of flora and fauna. Annapurna base camp is the most famous for solo Trakker and group trekkers and also become one of the most popular treks on earth.

Annapurna base camp trek from Pokhara is an easy-moderate trek to base camp. Trek begins from Nayapul; from here you’ll start with engrossing the attractive landscapes of the Annapurna region, from mountain range to green hills to beautiful Gurung villages to lush green forest of rhododendron waterfalls, you set off to Annapurna Base Camp.
During this amazing walk, the trek offers you views of mountains like Annapurna 1 (8,091m), Annapurna South (7,273m), Gangapurna (7,454m), the unclimbed Fang (7,647m), fishtail (6,997m) and Mardi Himal (5,587 m).

Annapurna base camp trek from Pokhara route

After starting the trek from Nayapul, we will stay the night at Ghandruk Village where you’ll explore the cultural diversity of  Gurung/Gurkha culture. Ghandruk village is one of the main attractions of Annapurna Trek, which holds the history of Gurkhas with their brave stories.
We start our journey to the Annapurna base camp trek from the Pokhara route, passing through the charming ethnic village of Gurung and Magar, Machhapuchare Base Camp observing mesmerizing views of breathtaking mountains and landscapes.
Our Pokhara to Annapurna base camp trek is suitable for friends and family who want to trek up to a famous  Annapurna base camp. trekkers with long holidays time  10-14 days Annapurna base camp trek recommended including Punhill, sub-mini Annapurna circuit trek.

Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek From Pokhara

  • Breath-taking view of the sunrise over magnificent mountains, including Annapurna Range, Machhapuchhre, and more.
  • Relax your tired muscles at the natural hot springs at Jhinu Danda.
  • Pass through pristine villages and farmland and the fascinating cultural traditions of hospitable Gurung and Magar people.
  • 360-degree views of the Annapurna glacier and icefall from Annapurna Base Camp.
  • Exotic flora and fauna inside the Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Pass through the sub-tropical and alpine climate, vegetation, wildlife, and birds.
  • Spend a day in beautiful Pokhara city, where the lakes, waterfalls, and towering peaks can be seen

Annapurna Base Camp Trek From Pokhara Itinerary

Today, our first day of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara starts after breakfast in the hotel, and then we will drive to Nayapul. We will drive through green hills and bumpy roads, which takes around 2 hours. After reaching Nayapul, we head towards Ghandruk. We walk down a flat and easy walk to Birethanti (1,025m). Next, we’ll cross the Modi River and turn right towards Ghandruk village, with a picturesque Syauli Bazaar.

We’ll ascend to Kimche, where the terrain becomes flatter and slopes uphill until we reach Ghandruk village. You have to walk through stone stairways that take you through terraced fields, beautiful nature, and villages. Today, you have to walk approximately six to seven hours to reach Ghandruk. Upon reaching Ghandruk, you will be welcomed by the majestic Annapurna South, Fishtail, Hiunchuli, and beautiful landscapes. Stay overnight at Ghandruk.

Walking 2 hrs drive & 6-7 hrs trek
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude Ghandruk, 1,950m.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

We will wake up early in the morning with a breathtaking view of snowy peaks and verdant greenery surrounding Ghandruk. We will start our trek with a quite demanding trail due to constant ascents and descents, which takes us to Komrong Danda (2100 m). Further, we will start to climb the steep stone stairs. As we walk ahead, we will set a path toward Taglung and again ascend the stone staircase leading to Chhomrong village.

After some rest at Chhomrong village, we will walk further to Sinuwa. To reach Sinuwa village, the trail is somehow difficult. We will start our walk with the descending steps and walk through the suspension bridge. After that, we will walk a steep climb again, crossing Tiliche and Bhanuwa villages.

Some of you might find the last approach to Sinuwa a little bit hard for today. You will have to ascend a steep climb with your backpack. After six to seven hours of walking, we will finally reach Sinuwa.

Walking 6-7 hours
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude Sinuwa, 2360m.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

The route from Sinuwa passes through dense and beautiful forests. It’s challenging to walk between Bamboo and the Himalayas. The whole way is much uphill, and the air gets considerably thinner.

Soon after leaving the Himalayas, you will be in the middle of an amazing valley. You feel as though you are on another planet as huge ranges of mountains surround you.

You gradually walk across the rocky landscape and follow an emerald-green river through a valley. Upon arriving at Deurali, the atmosphere is wonderful. You’d likely describe the experience as delightful if you were not so breathless!

Walking 6-7 hours
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude Deurali, 3194m.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

This day will be the most challenging but amazing day of the Annapurna base camp trek from Pokhara. It is extremely advisable to begin walking as soon as possible. It is as mentally as it is physically demanding, so take breaks as needed and maintain your positive attitude.

The ascent on the trek begins in Deurali and continues until you reach Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). If there is a lot of snow, walking might be difficult. It is a gentle elevation; there are no stairs involved; it is not as steep as it was in the prior days.

Between Deurali and Annapurna Base Camp, there is just one spot to stop — Machapuchhre Base Camp (MBC). With each step, we could see more and more of the Annapurna Sanctuary and Machapuchare in the distance.

Machapuchre Base Camp is a good place to pause and enjoy. We will eventually arrive at Annapurna Base Camp after several hours of hike. We move to the viewpoint (300m/flat) to take in the spectacular views of Annapurna’s almost vertical south face above the sanctuary.

Walking 6-7 hours
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude Annapurna Base Camp, 4,130m.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

After the early morning breakfast, you will walk back the same route to the Bamboo. You will have to cross the Machhapuchre Base Camp, Deurali, Himalaya, to reach the Bamboo. Today, you will have to descend steeply to reach your destination. You will be walking around 5-6 hours to reach Bamboo.

Walking 5-6 hours
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude Bamboo, 2600m.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

We will take the Sinuwa route and ascend the steep stairs until you reach the checkpoint. You will need around 45 minutes to reach here. Then, it will take you another 45 minutes to reach Sinuwa. After a challenging hour-long hike to Chomrung Khola from Sinuwa, there is a steep 45-minute trek to Chomrung.

From Chomrong, follow the path that ascends to the fork where the Jhinu Danda signpost is located. Descending the steep slopes, you will reach Jhinu Danda in 1.5–2 hours.

Walking 5-6 hours
Accommodation Lodge
Meals B L D
Altitude Danda, 1,760m.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

You may reach the bridge at Kimrong Khola in approximately 30 minutes by following the route that descends sharply from Jhinu. Take the way to the left after passing the bridge.

Follow the route until you reach Landruk on your left. You will arrive at the small settlement after traveling this winding path for around 20 minutes. From here, descend the stone steps for approximately 20 minutes to reach Kalchane. There are a few small tea shops in this area.

From here, we will be ascending the trail towards Ghandruk. You will then take the trail to Nayapul in about 45 minutes. Your Annapurna Base Camp trek from Pokhara will come to an end at this point. We will then transfer you to Pokhara, which takes around 2 hours.

Walking 5-6 hrs trek & 2 hrs drive
Meals B L
Altitude Pokhara, 950m.

Note: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Includes/Excludes

What's Included

  • Pick up and drop from Pokhara airport/ hotel
  • Complete information about trek, guide, altitude sickness and reconfirmation and extend visa service (if necessary) and extra tour service before the trek starting.
  • Drive to Nayapul from Pokhara in private vehicle,
  • Best Lodge accommodation & full board meals throughout the trek.
  • Breakfast, lunch and  dinner included chosen from lodge menu.
  • 5 Nights twin share best available tea-house accommodation during the trek
  • As per group size experience, government license holder trek guide, helpful and friendly strong, porters (1 porter for 2 people)
  • Food, accommodation, salary, equipment, transportation, accidental insurance for guide and porter.
  • TIMS fee- Trekkers’ Information Management System (Please bring 3 passport size photos for permits).
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permit
  • Life Himalaya trekking t-shirt and Annapurna base camp trekking map.
  • First Aid kits for the staffs and the groups including Oxi-meter to check pulse and heart beat in high altitude.
  • Water drop purifier for safe drinking water
  • Services coordination for emergency and rescue operations
  • All Government taxes &  service charge
  • Farewell Dinner in reputed traditional Nepali cultural restaurant.
  • Achievement Certificate.

What's Excluded

  • Travel insurance emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  •  International airfare.
  •  Kathmandu Hotel not included
  •  Hotel in Pokhara not included.
  •  Nepal entry visa charge.
  •  All beverages and others personal expenses.
  •  Snacks and other personal expenses.
  •  Battery charge,hot showers & international phone calls.
  •  Service not mentioned above.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek From Pokhara - Essential Information

Selecting the right season for Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara

Autumn and spring are the best months to do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara based on some features, including temperature, climate, and scenery.

September, October, and November are the months that lie in the autumn season. The weather is pleasing and mild, with a lovely sky and fresh air. This makes it the ideal time of year for Annapurna Base Camp in Pokhara.

The months of March, April, and May are known as the spring and are another ideal time to do Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara. It is ideal for the Annapurna region since it is warm and steady. You will also be able to see wildflowers, and other different colors of rhododendrons are in full bloom along the route.

Monsoon season (June, July, and August) will be somehow hot months for you. There is a lot of rain, which makes the route slippery, and you may find leeches and bugs. Due to rain and wetlands, you will get a chance to see clear views of several wildflowers growing freely in the forest.

From December until February, it is winter. Trekking is not advised at this time of year. The weather is misty, the temperature is below zero, and the vision is blocked. However, it is appropriate for trekkers who love hiking alone while adding extra adventure.

Required permits and paperwork for Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara

There are two types of trekking permits required by anyone who wants to do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara.

Trekkers who want to go on a trip to Nepal must use TIMS, which stands for Trekkers Information Management System. The Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) put out this permit to make sure that all trekkers who want to go to the Nepal Himalayas are safe.

The Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit is needed for anyone who wants to trek in the Annapurna landscape. The National Trust for Nature Conservation takes care of it. Some of the money spent on the ACAP goes to the fund protecting this beautiful area.

Document needed before applying TIMS & ACAP

  • Entry Permit Application Form
  • Two photocopies of your passport, one each for TIMS and ACAP
  • 4 passport-size photos for TIMS and ACAP
  • Detailed itinerary of your trek itinerary to do Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara
  • Nepali currency to pay for the entry fees.

Difficulty Level for Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara

While rating a trek difficulty, we consider many factors like altitude gained every day, length of trek daily, highest altitude, nature of the terrain, weather, etc. Based on this, we rate the Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara as a moderate trek.

Most part of the trail covers the villages of Nepal, which is easy to walk with the great view of green landscapes and dazzling mountains. We will start our trek from Pokhara, which will help our body to acclimatize properly. We will start our trek from an altitude of around 2940 ft and reach an altitude of 13,550 ft in 4 days.

However, the trail gets harder as you reach highlands like Annapurna Base Camp. Sometimes, you will have to walk for around 8-9 hours while returning from the trek. This makes the trek moderate, and anyone physically fit can complete this trek.

You will need around 1 month of physical and mental training before doing the Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara. You can start the training with jogging and cardio to increase your stamina. You should set your target before doing the exercise. You can target 10 KM in under 60 minutes while jogging.

The importance of Pokhara as the starting point

Starting a trek from a low altitude is important for several reasons, particularly when trekking in high-altitude environments such as mountains. There are many key reasons for beginning the Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara.

Beginning a trek from lower elevations helps your body gradually acclimate to the changing atmospheric conditions and reduced oxygen levels at higher altitudes. This acclimatization process is very important in preventing altitude sickness. It can be a serious condition if your body is exposed to rapid changes in elevation.

Starting a trek from Pokhara provides trekkers with the opportunity to adapt gradually. It allows the respiratory and cardiovascular systems to adjust to the decreased oxygen.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara significantly reduces the risk of altitude-related illnesses, ensuring a more enjoyable and safer trekking experience. Moreover, the gradual ascent from Pokhara allows you to appreciate the diverse landscapes and ecosystems that unfold as they climb. Immersing deeper connection into the environment and enhancing the overall adventure makes your trek enjoyable.

In essence, starting a trek from a low altitude is a strategic and good decision that helps maximize the chances of a successful and rewarding journey.

What to Expect from Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara

The Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek is a very popular trekking route in Nepal, renowned for its amazing landscapes of the majestic Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. Start on an exciting adventure that reveals a mesmerizing landscape decorated with terraced slopes, where every step reveals a breathtaking panorama. Discover peaceful and small towns that have their unique charm and beauty.

During the walk, you will have the chance to meet locals and learn more about their past way of life. This incredible trip to Annapurna Base Camp will take you through various beautiful landscapes and let you experience different types of weather.

During the Annapurna base camp trek from Pokhara, you’ll experience the unique and lively culture of the Himalayas. You’ll also enjoy breathtaking views of some tall mountains like Annapurna I, II, II, and other small peaks.

Going early in the morning to Annapurna Base Camp usually means witnessing the breathtaking display of the sun shining on the majestic Himalayan range. Sunrise from the top of Annapurna Base Camp is an incredible and magical encounter that will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on the trip. Jhinu-Danda, the final main highlight of the journey, awaits you with natural hot springs.

Food and Accommodation

Start an unforgettable journey through the stunning landscapes of the Annapurna region. Your stay at the best lodges will make sure that you have a smooth and comfortable experience throughout your trek. The journey starts with five nights of twin-share lodging in selected tea houses along the trekking route. These are meant to be warm and cozy spots to relax while enjoying the stunning views.

You will also get your choice of full board meals daily, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You can choose your meals from the lodge menu to meet your tastes. As you walk along the Annapurna Base Camp trail, let the comfort of nice rooms and tasty food improve your trekking experience. Finally, you’ll have a wonderful farewell dinner at a famous Nepalese restaurant. Now is a great time to reflect on your vacation, savor traditional Nepali food, and celebrate all the memories you made on this amazing trip.

With this all-inclusive package, your stay and meals will be carefully planned out. It will help you focus on the stunning scenery and rich culture that make the Annapurna Base Camp Trek memorable.

Transportation

We offer a wide range of transportation options to make your trip as easy as possible, from when you land in Pokhara to when you return. Our hardworking team wants you to have a smooth experience, starting with a reliable pickup service from the Airport or hotel.

When you’re ready to start, you will be transferred with the private vehicle toward Nayapul. After you have completed the trek, our private car will be waiting for you and will drive you to Pokhara. We will arrange all the transportation facilities according to the itinerary.

Required Equipments for the Trip

Different types of equipments are required to fully enjoy your trip in Nepal. The required equipment may depend on the trip type, weather conditions, season and the maximum altitude of the trip.

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