7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek
At a Glance
  • Duration7 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max Altitude 4200 M
  • Group Size Up to 10 Pax
  • Starts Pokhara Hotel
  • Ends Pokhara Hotel

7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a Guided itinerary to reach the base camp of the world's tenth-highest mountain. With the panoramic beautiful peaks of all the Annapurna giants, it is one of the most beautiful treks that takes you through the spectacular natural and cultural richness of the Himalayan region. 

As you go through multiple ethnic groups and witness a wide range of vegetation forests and wildlife, it'll prove to be a journey of a lifetime. 
This Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days starts from Nayapul with about a 1 hour 30 minutes drive from Pokhara. From there, your hike to the traditional Gurung village begins. 

The Ghandruk village, which is one of the highlights of the trek is situated at an altitude of more than 500m on the top of the ridge. As you walk further passing through the rhododendron forest and the terrace, you'll arrive at the Chomorong village. 

On the way, you'll get to learn and experience the local culture and lifestyle of the region as you ascend further. Machhpurchre Base Camp is another heavenly place you'll pass through with splendid mountain views such as Gangapurna, Himachali, etc. 

Then finally, with a trip across the glacier, you'll reach the world of ice and snow Annapurna sanctuary, from where you will see incredible 360-degree views above the enormous Annapurna glacier and ranges. 

On your way back, you'll be following the trail through JhinuDanda to reach Pokhara where your journey to the mountains comes to an end.

If you are seeking a short yet fully rewarding journey in the Annapurna mountains then, Himalayan Recreation invites you to join the ABC trek 7 days and have a complete Nepal trekking experience in a short time in 2024,2025.

Major highlights of the ABC trek 7 days

  • Get spectacular views of the Annapurna mountain range.
  • Have a complete overview of different ethnic groups, cultures, and traditions as you head toward your journey. 
  • Enjoy a short yet remarkable trek that provides you with a thrilling experience.
  • Explore the ethnic local settlements on the way.
  • Pass through lush forests, traditional settlements, and water cascades.

What awaits you on the Annapurna base camp trek for 7 days? 

Throughout the 7 days of the journey, you will be rewarded with stunning panoramic views of the Annapurna mountain range, including the iconic Machapuchare (Fishtail) peak. As you pass through ethnic villages along the route, you will be able to get immersion in the local culture and traditions, interacting with friendly Gurung and Magar communities. 

Trekking through lush rhododendrons and bamboo forests, you will have an opportunity to encounter the diverse flora and fauna of the Annapurna Conservation Area. Upon reaching the ultimate destination, Annapurna Base Camp, you will be surrounded by towering peaks that offer you a surreal experience of being amidst the mountains.

On your way back, you can expect to rejuvenate in the natural hot springs at JhinuDanda, a perfect rest after trekking.

Is the Annapurna Base Camp Itinerary 7 Days an Ideal Choice for you?

If you have limited time but desire the Annapurna Himalayan experience, then this 7 days itinerary is an ideal choice. The trek is most suitable for those with a moderate fitness level and some prior hike experience, as the trek involves daily walking.

As the hike covers key highlights like Machapuchare Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp, it is a perfect choice for a quick mountain trip.

If you are a first-time hiker, the trek is still suitable for you as it is short however, make sure to consider your fitness level and experience and prepare accordingly.

The Difficulty Level of the 7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The 7 days Annapurna Base Camp trek is considered moderately challenging. While it's shorter than the longer itineraries, it still involves walking and ascending to higher altitudes. The trails vary from soft ascents to steeper sections, which require a moderate level of fitness. 

Acclimatization stops and gradual pacing is necessary for a safer and more enjoyable experience and engaging in a few hikes and physical activities before the trek can help you during the journey. 

How to get ready for the Annapurna Base Camp 7 Days Trek in 2024,2025?

Physical fitness: First, focus on your physical fitness and stamina with cardiovascular workouts, hiking, and leg exercises to build the necessary endurance for the trek.

Trekking Experience: Go for short hikes and treks if possible to get used to the walking and rough terrains of the trails before the ABC trek for 7 days

Essential Gear: Pack all essentials for the trek after doing research. The must-haves are sturdy trekking boots, moisture-wicking clothing, a warm insulated jacket, comfortable socks, trekking poles, and a well-fitting backpack.

Altitude Awareness: Gradually ascend during the trek to allow your body to acclimatize, be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness, and follow the instructions of your guide during the trek. 

Mindset and Flexibility: Have a positive attitude and adaptability for the trek to any changes in weather and conditions to fully enjoy the 7 days trip in the Annapurna region.

The Maximum Elevation of the ABC 7 Days Trek in Nepal

The 7 Days ABC Trekking reaches its highest point at Annapurna Base Camp itself, which stands at an elevation of 4,130 meters (13,549 feet). This is the ultimate destination of your journey, where you'll be surrounded by majestic mountains all around along with the pristine landscapes. 

As the altitude is higher, it is recommended that you have a gradual ascent during the trip and an acclimatization stop is also crucial along the trek to help minimize altitude-related challenges.

Route of the Annapurna Base Camp 7 Days Hike

The 7-day Annapurna Base Camp Hike typically follows a well-built route that leads you through a captivating landscape. Starting from Nayapul, the journey takes you through charming villages like Ghandruk and Chhomorong. 

You'll further trek through lush forests, cross suspension bridges, and gradually ascend toward the heart of the Annapurna Sanctuary. The trail passes through Bamboo, Dovan, and Machhapuchhre Base Camp, along the way before you arrive at the Annapurna Base Camp. The return journey follows the same trail, offering you a fresh perspective on the beautiful terrain. 

Annapurna Base Camp 7 Days Itinerary

Our seven days Annapurna base camp trek is designed by experts who consider all the necessary elements that take you through some of the traditional enriching villages of the region. 

As we believe in providing each client with their dream trip, our itinerary is customizable and you can extend the trip or shorten it according to your timeframe and preference. 

Itinerary

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    First, our guide will come and pick you up at your hotel in Pokhara and drive to Kimche (3 hours driving by jeep). Then drive 90 minutes to Naya Pul and walk to Birethanti, the beginning point of the trek. Then 5-hour trek begins to Ghandruk, one of the beautiful villages situated by the Gurung community and one can visit Musume too. Overnight in Ghandruk (1,940m).

      Today, you will trek from Ghandruk to Chhomorong, it takes 5-6 hour walks and this Danda is slowly up. From Chhomorong Danda, you will trek down to Chhomorong Khola. Chhorming is another big and nice village and has to climb up again. If the weather is clear then you can see a great view of Annapurna South, Fishtail Mountain, Hinchuli and Ganggapurna Himalayas. Overnight in Chhomorong (2,170m)

        Leaving  Chhomrong, you have to walk for a 4-5 hour trek from Chhomrong to Dovan. Then climb down 2,500 stone step and crosses the Chhomrong  Khola on a swing Suspension bridge. Then continue uphill to Sinuwa passing through a beautiful forest to Kuldihar, followed by an easy downhill walk to Dovan. Descend a long, slippery, steep stone staircase into deep bamboo and rhododendron forest to the village of Dovan. Overnight in Dovan (2,310m).

          Then you have to 5-hour trek from Dovan to Machhapuchhre Base Camp. The mountain views are suspended; the panoramic beauty includes Hinchuli, Annapurna ranges and the ever-changing Machhapuchhre, which is also known as Annapurna sanctuary since it is totally surrounded by mountains. A huge mountain enclosed by a solid wall of snow-capped peaks such as Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Annapurna 1, Annapurna 3, Gandharvachuli & Gangapurna and Fishtails etc. Overnight in Dovan (4,130m).

            It takes a 7-hour trek from Machapuchhre Base Camp to Annapurna to Dovan. As we start trekking towards Annapurna, the path widens and vegetation disappears. As you reach Annapurna Camp, we can see awesome picture landscapes, majestic panoramic views of snow-capped mountain peaks, varied Himalayan culture and admire the breathtaking 360-degree unobscured views of Machhapuchhure, Annapurna south, Hiunculi and other peaks. Immense Annapurna Range stops your heartbeat for a while.  In the end, we will drop down back to Dovan for the night. Overnight in Dovan (4,130m).

              Arise on a long, steep, slippery stone stairway from the village of Dovan, it will take a 5-hour trek from Dovan to Jhinu Danda. Then you have to climb uphill to Kuldighar followed by a downhill walk to Chhomrong Khola. After at you have to climb the stone steps to Chhomrong, then begin the descent to Jhinu Danda, where we will rest for the night. By climbing out of the side of the valley passing through a deep forest of bamboo, rhododendron and oka to Chhomrong, from here steeply trek more than 45 m takes to your Jhinu, where you can enjoy the natural hot spring small count to settle your nagging body near Modi Khola. Overnight in Jhinu Danda (1,760m).

                Today we will walk the down part of the trail mostly flat with spectacular mountain views by walking a 5-hour trek from Jhini Danda to Nayapul. We continue our walk to Nayapul and catch a private vehicle to get to Pokhara. You can have some journey over famous city streets, the trek ends at Nayapul. Then you will be dropped off at the hotel or any desired location in Pokhara. 

                Cost Details

                Cost Includes
                • All ground transport in a private vehicle, including airport transfers
                • Full Board Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking period
                • 6-night Accommodations during the trek
                • A government license holder guide
                • Porter to carry your baggage (1 Porter=2 Clients)
                • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation and local tax for guides and porters
                • Ground Transportation Charge while returning back to Kathmandu from the trekking destination
                • Trekking Permits needed and TIMS
                • First Aid Kit
                • Farewell dinner prior to departure
                • All government taxes, VAT and service charges
                Cost Excludes
                • Tips for trekking staff
                • Travel Insurance
                • Drinks (hot/soft/cold) and liquors
                • Personal shopping and laundry, Personal trekking equipments, Gifts and souvenirs
                • All items not listed in Cost included a section

                Dates & Prices

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                Starts:Saturday Feb 24, 2024
                Ends:Friday Mar 01, 2024
                Price US$499
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                Starts:Monday Feb 26, 2024
                Ends:Sunday Mar 03, 2024
                Price US$499
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                Starts:Wednesday Feb 28, 2024
                Ends:Tuesday Mar 05, 2024
                Price US$499
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                Know Before You Go

                Free Airport pickup and drop-off facilities

                The trek begins with a drive from Pokhara however, we also offer the service of airport pick-up and drop during the journey. We have a free airport pickup during your arrival in Nepal and also a free drop facility during your departure.

                Transportation during the Annapurna Base Camp Itinerary 7 days

                For the transportation during the Annapurna Base Camp Itinerary 7 days, you will have a private ride on the first day from Pokhara to Nayapul. Similarly, on the final day of the trip, you will have a drive back to Pokhara from Nayapul in a private vehicle as well.

                Equipment Checklist for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days in Nepal

                Your checklist for the 7 days ABC trek should include sturdy trekking boots, moisture-wicking clothing, a warm jacket, gloves, a hat, sunglasses, a reusable water bottle, a first aid kit, trekking poles, and a backpack. Carrying a sleeping bag for added warmth and comfort is advisable. You can check more detailed information on the packing list

                The Best Time to Embark on the 7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek

                The ideal time to set out on the 7 days Annapurna Base Camp trek is during the autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) seasons. These months offer the most favorable weather, with clear skies, moderate temperatures, and stable conditions. 

                The trails are vibrant with blooming flowers and lush foliage, providing a picturesque backdrop to your journey during the time of spring and monsoon.

                However, we suggest you avoid monsoons and winter seasons because of the rains and harsh winter cold. You might have a hard time completing the trek because of heavy rainfalls in monsoon and harsh cold along with snowfall in winter. Thus, spring and autumn seasons ensure a comfortable and enjoyable trekking experience for beginners and seasoned adventurers alike.

                Accommodation During the 7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek

                Accommodation during the 7 days Annapurna Base Camp trek is typically in teahouses or guesthouses along the trail. These accommodations provide basic but comfortable lodging to you that includes private or shared rooms with simple beds and blankets. 

                While amenities may be basic, the teahouses and lodges along the route offer a cozy rest after a day of trekking. Keep in mind that as you ascend, the facilities may become more basic, and rooms might need to be shared during peak trekking seasons. 

                Food and Drinking Water Facilities During the Annapurna Base Camp 7 Days Trek 

                You will be provided with three meals a day during the trek. Food is available along the Annapurna Base Camp trek in the teahouses that offers a variety of meals, including local and international dishes. 

                You can enjoy hearty breakfasts that usually include, traditional bread or bread with vegetable curry, tea, coffee, jam, or honey. For lunch and dinner, you can have Dal Bhat which is a combination of rice, lentil soup, and a few side vegetables. Some teahouses also offer other dishes such as pizza, pasta, fries, and sandwiches. 

                Regarding drinking water, you can easily get access to the tap water along the trail however, it's advisable to carry a reusable water bottle and treat the water with purification tablets or a filtration system. Bottled water is also available, but to minimize plastic waste, refilling your bottle with purified water is a more sustainable option.

                Cost of the Seven Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek in 2024,2025

                The cost of the Seven Days Annapurna Base Camp trek can vary based on several factors such as the total length, itinerary, trail, and number of people. The price generally ranges from USD 500 to USD 1000. 

                It typically includes expenses such as permits, accommodation, food, guide, and porter fees (if hired), and transportation. Also, keep in mind that the cost can change further based on the type of trip which is either a group trip or private or solo trip. If you go for a group trip, the cost can be less as you will have a group discount, and as for the private and solo trips, the price can be higher. 

                Permits required for the Annapurna Base Camp 7 Days Journey

                For the Annapurna Base Camp 7 days journey, you will need two main permits, which are explained below:

                • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Permit: The ACAP permit costs NPR 3,000 per person for foreign nationals.
                • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Card: The TIMS card costs USD 20 for individual trekkers. However, if you're traveling with an organized trekking company, the cost is USD 10 per person.

                Tipping During durinf 7 Days Annapurna Basecamp Trek

                Tipping is a customary practice in Nepal's trekking industry and a way to show appreciation for the hard work of guides and porters. While the amount is your choice, a general guideline is to tip around 10-15% of the total trek cost. You can distribute the tip among your guide and porter, acknowledging their dedication to ensuring a safe and enjoyable journey. 

                Travel tips for the Annapurna Base Camp Itinerary 7 Days

                • Prioritize fitness with cardio exercises and leg-strengthening workouts before the trek to build your stamina and strength. 
                • Make sure to pack essential trekking gear, layers for changing weather, and a warm sleeping bag.
                • Carry a reusable water bottle and purify water to stay hydrated throughout the trek.
                • Allow time for a gradual ascent and acclimatize to minimize altitude sickness risks.
                • Embrace and respect the local customs, ask before taking photos, and be polite to villagers.
                • Listen to your guide's advice on pacing, safety, and local insights for having a safe trek. 
                • Carry out your trash, use reusable items, and minimize plastic usage.
                • Ensure you have comprehensive travel and trekking insurance coverage.
                • Carry enough cash for the entire trail to have a convenient trekking experience. 
                • Maintain a positive attitude and embrace the journey's challenges and rewards.

                Booking ABC Trek 7 Days with Himalayan Recreation in 2024,2025

                Booking your Annapurna Base Camp 7 days trek with Himalayan Recreation guarantees you a smooth and enjoyable exe[romece from beginning to end. 

                We are committed to providing you with the best facility possible and staying online 24/7 during the booking process so that you can have a smooth booking process. You can book the trek through several platforms like online, or banking. If you want to learn more about our booking process and policies you can check our website. 

                Last-Minute Booking with Himalayan Recreation

                If you're considering a last-minute trip to the Annapurna Base Camp 7 days trek, Himalayan Recreation is here to accommodate unexpected adventurers. 

                With our expertise, we can arrange your journey even on short notice. While planning and booking in advance is recommended, if you are unable to do so we are here for you. However, keep in mind that you will have to provide the full payment for the last-minute bookings. 

                Embark on an Eco-Friendly Journey for Annapurna Base Camp Seven Days Hike

                As you walk through the pristine landscapes of the Annapurna region, embracing an eco-friendly approach is crucial to preserve its natural beauty. 

                Minimizing environmental impact by avoiding single-use plastics, carrying your waste, and respecting the local culture and nature is our top priority while trekking in the Himalayas. Himalayan Recreation supports responsible trekking practices, and by choosing us for the seven days trek to ABC, you will be contributing to the conservation of this breathtaking ecosystem.

                Get ready and book your trip for an eco-friendly journey to the 7 days Annaourna base camp trek now for 2024,2025.

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