• Dec 22, 2019
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Annapurna base camp trek, in general, is a 7 to 12 days trek. There are some trekkers who combine the Annapurna base camp with Annapurna Circuit trek. Such a trek will be nearly a month-long trek.

The Annapurna base camp 10 days trek is a highly rewarding trek package that begins in Kathmandu and ends in Pokhara. The trek takes you to a new destination every single day. The trekking trail is great for exploring the beautiful trails, walking through the unique settlements, and experiencing new things.

This trek is an excellent one. You’ll see the Annapurna range that includes a peak over 8000, and more than 30 other peaks over 6,000 meters. The incredibly beautiful viewpoints like Poon Hill and the base camp itself portrays the greatness of snowy Himalayas. Watching the Himalayas soaring high, kissing the blue skies are soothing to the eyes.

Annapurna base camp trekking route is also famous for the mixed ethnic groups and localities. Most of the people in Annapurna are Gurung, Tamang, and Magars. Besides, there are villages where you can see Brahmin, Chhetry, and other ethnic groups.

The ABC 10 days trek is your thing if you are looking for an easier and a beautiful trekking trail in Nepal. You can go on this trek at any time of the year. Those who cannot go trekking because of physical disabilities or other causes can opt for helicopter tour to Annapurna base camp. Contact us if you need any information about our helicopter tours in Nepal.

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Annapurna Base Camp 10 Days Itinerary

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Day 01: Drive/Flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu

Driving Duration: 7 to 8 hours

Flight Duration: 25 minutes

The trek begins from Kathmandu. We will drive on a tourist bus to Pokhara. Or we will take a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara in a 25 minutes flight. Doesn’t matter whether you take either choices, you will enjoy your journey Kathmandu to Pokhara.

Day 02: Drive to Nayapul, trek to Tikhedhunga

Trek Duration: 2 hours

Drive Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Distance: 9.6 km

Maximum Altitude: 1500 meters

From Pokhara, we will drive to Nayapul in a jeep From there we will hike to Birethanti. From there, the trail continues towards Tikhedhunga. The trail is beautiful. Enjoy your first day, actually trekking. Overnight there.

Day 03: Trek to Ghorepani

Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours

Distance: 9.4 km

Maximum Altitude: 2874 meters

On this day, we will trek through amazing trekking trails to the beautiful Ghorepani village. SFrom Tikhedhunga, the trekking trail goes to Ulleri, then to Nangethanti. The trek continues and finally, we will reach the Ghorepani village.

From the village, you’ll see the enchanting views of mountains like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Annapurna I. Overnight there.

Day 04: Hike up to Poon Hill sunrise and trek to Chuile

Morning hike to Poon Hill: 45 minutes

Trek Duration: 6 to 7 hours

Distance: 12 km

Maximum Altitude:

Early in the morning, we will drive to Poon Hill for the sunrise view. The sunrise view from there is breathtaking. You’ll see Macchapuchre, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, and many others. From there, we will hike back to ghorepani village and will trek to Chuile from there.

Day 05: Trek to Upper Sinuwa

Trek Duration: 6 to 7 hrs

Distance: 11.6km

Maximum Altitude: 2360 meters

From Chiule, we will trek to Upper Sinuwa on the fifth day of our trek. The trail is enjoyable with the mesmerizing Himalayas around. Walking through the beautiful trails, you will finally reach Upper Sinuwa. Overnight there.

Day 06: Trek to Deurali

Trek Duration: 6 to 7 hours

Distance: 10.2 km

Maximum Altitude: 3230 meters

We will start after a warm breakfast. Most of the trail today goes uphill. Walking through beautiful trekking trails, we will leave behind beautiful villages like Bamboo, Dovan, and Himalaya. Finally, we’ll reach Deurali. We will stay overnight there.

Day 07: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchhre Base Camp

Annapurna Base Camp 10 Days

Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours


Maximum Altitude: 4130 meters

Today is the day when we will reach the base camp of Mt. Annapurna. We will be trekking through Machhapuchhre base camp on our way. Enjoy the great mountain views as they appear closer. The himalayas are stunning. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.

Day 08: Trek down to Bamboo

Trek Duration: 6 to 7 hours

Distance: 12.7 km

Maximum Altitude: 2310 meters

After visiting the Annapurna base camp, we will trek down to Bamboo. We will stay overnight there.

Day 09: Trek down to Jhinu Danda

Trek Duration: 6 to 7 hours

Distance: 11.5 km

Maximum Altitude: 1690 meters

From Bamboo, we will trek to Jhinu Danda. There is a natural hot spring in Jhinu. You can have a refreshing time dipping in the pool. Enjoy your time. Overnight at Jhinu danda.

Day 10: Trek to Matque Danda then drive to Pokhara

Trek Duration: 2 hours

Drive Duration: 4 hours

This is the last day of our trek. From Jhinu, we will hike for nearly two hours to Matque danda. From Matque danda, we will drive to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara. Enjoy the night life of the town.

(The itinerary is customizable. You can contact us if you want to know anything about trekking and touring in Nepal. We will be happy to organize beautiful treks for you and your close ones. Looking forward to going on beautiful journeys with you.)

Major Attractions of Annapurna Base Camp Trek 10 Days

Annapurna Base Camp trek is immensely beautiful. Some of the highlights of trekking to Annapurna base camp in 10 days are as follows:

Scenic Drive/Flight (Kathmandu to Pokhara)

The trek to Annapurna base camp begins in Kathmandu. From Kathmandu, you will be driving through the road or taking a flight to Pokhara.

Taking the roadway, you’ll be driving across the scenic riverbed of Trishuli and other rivers. Leaving the valley, driving (204 kilometers) over the beautiful road with enchanting views of the lush green hills is a wonderful experience.

Flying, Kathmandu to Pokhara, will take less than 30 minutes. The flight is scenic. You’ll see astounding top views of Kathmandu valley and the lakes in Pokhara. Along with that, you’ll see beautiful hills, white Himalayas, rivers, and many other things.

Ghorepani Village and Poon Hill

Ghorepani Village and Poon Hill

Ghorepani village is one of the most beautiful villages, not only in Annapurna, but in the entire country. During the 10 days ABC trek, you will be trekking to the mesmerizing Ghorepani village. The Gurung people, their lifestyles, their culture, and traditions are explicit.

Poon Hill, near the Ghorepani village is the best sunrise viewpoint in Annapurna. From there, you’ll see the gleaming morning sunrays cuddling with the majestic Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, and other Himal.

Machhapuchhre Base Camp

Machhapuchhre Base Camp

Macchapuchre base camp lies on the way to Annapurna base camp. The base of Machhapuchhre Himal is a beautiful one. From there, you can see the astonishing Himalayan views. There are some tea houses at Machhapuchhre base camp. Many trekkers stay there overnight.

Annapurna Base Camp

Annapurna base camp, itself is the greatest highlight of 10 days trek to Annapurna base camp. Annapurna base camp, also known as Annapurna sanctuary, is heaven. From there, you can see a 360-degree panorama of the gigantic Himalayas.

Jhinu Danda and Natural Hot Spring

How will it feel dipping your tired body in a hot water pool after trekking for a week? On your way back to Pokhara from the base camp, you’ll trek through Jhinu Danda. This place is famous for the natural hot water stream present there. At the hot water pool, trekkers take a dip to relax their weary muscles and bones.

Accomodation and Food in Annapurna Base Camp Trek

It's ten days that you’ll be trekking in the amazing trekking trails of Annapurna getting a panoramic view of Annapurna. Adventure away from home can be a bad experience if you cannot properly manage places to stay and good foods to eat.

So, where will you be staying while you trek to Annapurna base camp? Do you have any ideas? Do not panic, even if you don’t. You’ll know in a little while.

Annapurna base camp trek is a teahouse trek. Teahouse trekking routes are those where you will find different kinds of tea houses where you can stop for food and stay. Now, you might be curious, what tea houses are like? What kind of facilities do they provide? What can I eat while I stay at those?, and many more.

So, basically, the tea houses in the Poon Hill region are mostly luxurious. They provide best services and standard food menus. Also, in the lower regions of Annapurna base camp, the tea houses are good. They’ll provide you good food, comfortable bed, blankets, hot water, and other facilities.

At Machhapuchhre base camp or Annapurna base camp (where you’re going to stay), the tea houses provide rooms on a twin sharing basis. During the peak seasons (autumn and Spring), you might have to sleep in big halls and even in the dining halls. This is because the traffic in the route is very high at these times.

Now, moving to the food menus, you can have a really good pizza at the Annapurna base camp itself. You can enjoy local meals like Dal Bhat, Chapati, and others. For three times meal a day, you will have satisfactory choice of foods. But the food is a bit more expensive there. The cost adds because of the factors like difficulty in transporting raw materials for food and others.


When Should I go to Annapurna Base Camp Trekking?

Like almost all the trekking routes in Nepal, the best time for trekking in the Annapurna base camp trail is during Spring (March, April, and May) and Autumn (September, October, and November).

Now, you might be wondering why these times? Well, it’s because of the exceptionally beautiful weather and temperature in these times.

Annapurna Base Camp in Spring

Did you know? The Annapurna region looks royal during Spring. The forests and hills covered with the magical petals of Rhododendron and other flowers. Imagine! What it would be like walking over heaps of enchanting petals.

Not only this, Spring is an amazing time to trek because the surrounding will be clear. You will see the wide blue sky and the incredible Himalayas soaring high towards the horizon. Also, you will experience pleasant temperatures even at the base camp.

Annapurna Base Camp in Autumn

Autumn is the best season to trek. It is the time when the trekking trails in Annapurna receives the largest number of trekkers. The season is popular for its most incredible weather conditions. The autumn months have the clearest surrounding views.

Now, talking about Annapurna base camp trek in winter and summer, you can do these. However, you might have to face extreme temperatures and irregular weather patterns.

Annapurna Base Camp in Summer

Summer (June, July, and August) is the hottest time of the year. The temperature at the lower regions is higher. But as you transcend to the higher altitudes, the temperature will slowly go down. Also, summer and monsoon occurs at the same time. So, if you are going in monsoon, you should be ready for the rainy weather and muddy trek routes.

Annapurna Base Camp in Winter

Winter (December, January, February) so is the coldest time of the year. At the higher altitudes, temperatures will be very less, they will even go far below zero degrees at night. It will snow at the higher regions, hence, you might have to walk over the heaps of snow.

Trekking to the Annapurna base camp is a fun adventure that is doable at any time of the year. The only thing you should keep in mind is different weather demands different trekking gears. Warm and baggy clothes for winter, lightweight and smart clothes for summer, waterproof gears for monson, these are the basics to know.

Health and Safety at Annapurna Base Camp Trek


How safe is it to trek to Annapurna base camp? Are there any sort of physical fitness requirements on the trek? I’ve heard of altitude sickness at Annapurna base camp trek, is it true? Am I prone to it? What if I get injured or sick at the Himalayan trails? Is it safe to hike alone? Even if I’m a solo female traveler?

Hundreds of questions might hit your head while you think about health and safety during this trek. When it comes to healthcare and safety, you should know about everything. Starting from how to take care of your skin on the trek to how to prevent/get rid of altitude sickness.

The first thing that I’d like to say is if you do not feel healthy physically or mentally, then you cannot experience the essence of trekking. Now, how to be and feel healthy? This is our main concern.

Physical and Mental Fitness

You’re going to walk over the rugged, remote, and sturdy stone steps in Annapurna. So, tell your legs that they can do. Train them, train your body, try exercises, small hikes. You can do a lot of training.

Now your body is fit and ready, but this isn’t enough you should shape a positive mindset. Know this, a positive mindset will boost you with enthusiasm and energy throughout.

Altitude Sickness

About altitude sickness, it isn’t a major problem as in Everest Base Camp trek. But more or less, the risk is there. So, doing some aerobic training and getting information on how to tackle the challenges is important. While trekking, drink plenty of water and walk slow. If there are any symptoms, share. You have to descend to lower altitudes when you get the signs of it.

Trekking Alone

If you are a solo traveler, there isn’t anything about Annapurna base camp trekking that will drag you back. Even if you are a solo female trekker, Annapurna base camp route is a safe trekking destination. But being a solo trekker, you should bear your own responsibilities. Also, you have to take care of your health and body. You cannot get injured, or it will be difficult.

You don’t have to feel scared of activities like theft and robbery on the trek. But, being smart to be able to trek alone means you have to take care of your goods, all by yourself.

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