10 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Naturally, the best mountain views trek in Nepal, Annapurna Base Camp

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group Size: 2-10 people in group
  • Trip Type: ABC Lodge Trek
  • Food: As Per Itinerary
  • Best Time: March- May | Sept - Dece
  • Private Trek: Possible Anytime
  • Accommodation: Hotel & Lodge
  • Transport: Flight & Private Vehicle
  • Max Elevation: 4,130m | 13,549ft

Highlights

  • Scenic mountain flight between Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Possible trek to Annapurna Base Camp within 10 days including return home
  • Walk through rich flora and fauna in the Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Explore and meet with real local people's cultures and text their organic foods
  • Best mountain views and beautiful sunrise from Annapurna Base Camp
  • Trek tour starting and ending in Kathmandu
  • 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, and 7 dinners inclusive as per itinerary
  • Review the packing list for personal trekking gear
  • It is short and the best mountain view trek in Nepal

About 10 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is also known as "ABC Short Trek", which is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the Annapurna region. If you’re planning a walking trip there with a customized itinerary, this trek can be an alternative trip fact that you can consider and lets you travel into the beautiful region of Annapurna for 10 days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu, the package is perfect for rapid hikers in the Himalayas which requires healthy physical fitness.

The trek begins in the beautiful city of Kathmandu, Pokhara, it combines everything- from mountains and high valleys to culture and remote lifestyle. Along the journey, you’ll have the best opportunity to see mountain views and local people's lifestyle exploration, including Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Himchuli, Fish-Tail, and many more.

It's a classic journey to the gorgeous Annapurna region. You can enjoy all the best features and aspects of the area properly. The trek begins with a pleasant jeep drive from Pokhara to Ghandrung Phedi through many ethnic villages of Gurung and Magar people, enjoy the many spectacular sights of the Annapurna Mountains, besides the incredible scenery. You can also experience the unique traditions of the people; it is a grand adventure combined with natural beauty and cultural riches.

Best Season for 10 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek:

While you are planning to visit Nepal for the best trek in the Annapurna region, Closer Mountain views, diverse local culture, variety of flora/fauna, and achievement within a short Nepal holiday trip. This trip is your best choice but better to know which time/season will be best for the 10-Day Annapurna Base Camp Trek, here are more details: Nepal has four seasons, spring, summer, autumn, and winter. The weather conditions in Nepal are adjustable and most of the hikers plan to Nepal during the spring season, which occurs from February to May. This is one of the best seasons/times of the year when wildflowers are in bloom and temperatures are at the most comfortable for the Annapurna base camp trip, this time is called spring trekking season in Nepal.

From the last week of August, September to November, and till the second week of December that season called the autumn season, is perhaps the best time of year for clean days Clear Mountain views, and blue sky and you can enjoy every day along the trek to Annapurna base camp. We can also start this adventure during the month of the winter season from the last week of December to the first week of February, At that time the weather will be clear blue sky can have the best visibilities but the temperatures will be cold and possibly fresh snow-falls and required for well trek equipment and the less crowd trekkers.

It is also possible to trek to Annapurna base camp during the summer season (June-July and 1st week of August), those seasons are very quiet and you might be affected by rain-fall and sometimes a little challenging due to heavy monsoon. Nepal Spirit Adventure will be happy to organize a suitable trek holiday for you at any time of the year.

What food do you provide in the Annapurna base camp Trek package?

Your daily meals are inclusive, while you book the 10 days Annapurna base camp trek. Nepal Spirit Adventure Pvt. Ltd provides fresh, organic hygienic foods along the trekking period. In full board package meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner and we provide meals from the local lode teahouse per menu, meals you can select in your special. Trek breakfast and dinner are provided at the same teahouse stay overnight in the different lodges while lunch will be on the trail at a local restaurant on route.

Every tea house serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat ( Rice and Lentils), as well as a variety of items such as rice, seasonable vegetables, noodles, potatoes, soups item, Pizza, Pasta, and French fries. A variety of cereals bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. Approximately, you’ll get a daily trekking budget of 20 dollars per day per person which is enough, not feel sufficient to easily order another meal dish paying for extra cost. Soft drinks, snacks, and beer are available in most lodges along the Annapurna base camp route.

Our delightful 9-night 10-day ABC tour Itinerary takes you through beautiful villages: Ghandrung, Chomrung, Bamboo, and Deurali, among many more. You will continually be in the company of the Annapurna Mountains. The view of the massive Himalayas against the green terrain is thrilling then finally, make your way to the base camp of Mount Annapurna, where the snowy acreages of the mountains will make you feel like you are in paradise.

You can enjoy the sights of the famous holy mountain peak “Fish-Tail”  in Nepali Machhapuchhare, Annapurna south, and the many peaks of the Annapurna while trekking. The other attraction is the tranquility of the landscape, rhododendrons, and alpine woods mark the terrain in green carpets infrequent Himalayan Rivers also cut across the land. Moreover, small chortens line the trekking trail like ultimate reminders of people’s unique traditions. You can feel it this trek is as naturally rich as it is a culturally enlightening one

Furthermore, you will also visit the Jhinu natural hot spring, where you can enjoy swimming, and take a bath with its delicate features. Trek to sites where you can witness amazing natural Annapurna massifs like never before. Hence, do not miss this opportunity to take in the many outstanding features of the beautiful Annapurna. You will be provided with the best service throughout the trip. It is a journey of a lifetime that you will not forget! join Nepal Spirit Adventure in this exciting journey.

Itinerary

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Upon your arrival, (Tribhuvan International of Kathmandu) you will be welcomed by Nepal Spirit Adventure, our airport representative is on standby at the arrival gate with your name on the display board of Nepal Spirit Adventure meet the airport arrival crew then transfer to the hotel located in the prime tourist center of Kathmandu, Thamel. After checking in to your hotel, the Annapurna Trek manager briefs you about the trip details at the same time introduces with guide who will be company with you for 10 days re-check up the trek equipment, you don't have anything else planned for today, thus take it easy or go for a stroll down the street also it is a good time to buy any remaining trekking gear, the streets of Thamel are full of them, short brief about the ABC trek overnight in hotel.
Standard Service includes Airport pickup and hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1315m | 4314ft

Breakfast (complimentary) at hotel then short drive to Kathmandu domestic airport. A short scenic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. When you arrive at Pokhara, you will be greeted with beautiful views of many prominent mountain peaks like Dhaulagiri,Manaslu, Machhapuchhre (fish-tail), and the many mountain peaks of the Annapurna massif. Pokhara is a famous tourist hub of Nepal. It is well-deserving of its popularity because it is a beautiful city located right beside the sapphire Phewa Lake. The lake is also popular for reflecting the sight of the Machhapuchhre Mountain on its surface.

Approximately, (1 hours 30 minute) we take taxi drive (1 hours 30 minute) to Nayapul and start trekking to  Jhinu Dada. It is an easy hike for the first day, You'll walk on an almost flat surface for 4/5 hours overnight in lodge.
Standard Service Inclusive: Ground transport, flight, breakfast, lunch, dinner and lodge:

  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge | Teahouse
  • Location: Jhinu Dada
  • Altitude: 1780m | 5840ft
  • Walking Hours: Approximately 5 Hours
  • Transportation: Flight and Private Vehicle

After breakfast at the lodge where we stayed, we start our trek to Bamboo. It will be an uphill ascend from Jhinu to Chomrong, and the trekking trail descends on a stone stairway for the first one and a half hours before you cross the Chhomrong Khola on a suspension bridge. High above the Modi Khola on its west, the trail passes through Bamboo, Rhododendron, and oak forests. We then climb a rocky path to reach Sinuwa at 2,350m. The trail then gently passes through the forest before descending on a long, steep stone staircase into deep bamboo and rhododendron forests to finally reach Bamboo overnight in the lodge (teahouse).
Standard Service Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Lodge:

  • Meals: B L D
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Location: Bamboo
  • Altitude: 2,310m | 7,579ft

After breakfast, we begin the 4th day of our ABC 10-day trek with a gentle ascend from bamboo forests with varieties of Rhododendron and oak trees. The trail steeply ascends to Hinko Cave (3160 m), named so because it's a huge overhanging rock that protects against rain and avalanches. It takes approximately 25 minutes from Hinko Cave through a naturally ascending path to reach Deurali, where you've dinner and stay the night.
Standard Service Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Lodge:

  • Meals: B L D
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Location: Deurali
  • Altitude: 3,230m | 10,597ft

After a short trek from Deurali, we will be at Bagar (3310m), a green meadow with some abandoned hotels. The trail follows the left side of the valley for a while. Now the trail gently ascends until Machhapuchare Base Camp (3820m), where we enjoy some of the best landscapes in our journey. You will enjoy the breath-taking view of Mount Hiunchuli (6441m), Annapurna South (7229m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna III (7555m), Gangapurna (7454m) and Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m). 

After walking on the alpine meadows for some distance, our trail goes slightly up. A short hike after that leads us to our destination, Annapurna Base Camp. Explore the place as much as you can before it gets dark. You will enjoy a delicious Nepalese dinner at the base of the world's 10th-highest peaks before you get cozy in your bed, The next day in the morning you'll get a spectacular glorious sunrise with stunning views of close Annapurna snowy peaks that circle the sanctuary facing Annapurna I.
Standard Service Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Lodge:

  • Meals: B L D
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Location: ABC
  • Altitude: 4,130 m | 13,549ft

We wake up to the golden hues of stunning Himalayan sunrise covering the face of Mt. Annapurna. After enjoying the view and having breakfast, we began to return through the same trail as we ascended. It is only a 6-hour hike down to reach Dovan. As it is relatively easier to go down, there shouldn't be a problem reaching Sinuwa from Annapurna Base Camp on the same day. However, some trekkers may experience shaking or wobbling legs while hiking down due to fatigue. So, we have chosen a shorter route for an easier descent.
Standard Service Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Lodge:

  • Meals: B L D
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Location: Dovan
  • Altitude: 2,500m | 8,202ft

From here a short steep up to Khuldi Ghar, then downhill to Sinuwa Danda, from here walk descends to Chomrong Khola. After the bridge, an uphill walk for less than an hour reaching Chomrong village for a rest stop lunch break. After Chomrong another half-hour to the top of Chomrong ridge, then, our route descends to Jhinu Danda, for an overnight stay, this place offers refreshing hot springs just a 20-minute walk downhill near Modi River.
Standard Service Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Lodge:

  • Meals: B L D
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Location: Hot Spiring
  • Altitude: 1,760 m | 5,774ft

After a refreshing time at Jhinu downhill for an hour to Modi River with a gradual walk and short climb to reach the bottom of Gandruk Phedi about 2 hours trek then an approximately 3 hours drive to Pokhara after a wonderful time up in the high mountains overnight in a hotel, you can relax and good dinner at Lakeside.
Standard Service Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Private Vehicle & hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Location: Pokhara
  • Altitude: 8, 20 m | 2,700ft

Flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu would be one of the best choices as you walk lots of accending up and descending trek down from Annapurna base camp it is a very short and scenic, approximately 30-minute flight to Kathmandu as well and you can use more time in Kathmandu for shopping or relaxing overnight in hotel.
Standard Service Includes Breakfast, ground transfer, flight, and hotel:

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,315 m | 4,270ft

After a wonderful time at Short Annapurna base camp trekking with the grand service of Nepal Spirit Adventure, as per the flight time transfer to the international air terminal for your departure homeward bound or to the next respective countries.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transportation: Airport drop by private vehicle
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Cost Details

  • Airport arrival and departure transport by private vehicle
  • Two-night hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Airfare between Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Private vehicle: Pokhara to Nayapul/ Ghandruk Phedi to Pokhara
  • Daily 3 hygienic meals along the trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Highly experienced trek guide including his daily wages and insurance
  • Friendly porter including his daily wages and insurance (1: porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Assicent trek guide for every group of 10 people, including his daily wages and insurance
  • Trekking equipment: Down sleeping bag, down jacket, and duffel bag (return after the trek)
  • Best available twin-sharing room (lodge/teahouse) accommodation in the trekking period
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • Annapurna base camp route permit (Annapurna conservation area fee)
  • A comprehensive first-aid medical kit
  • Nepal entry visa (visit this link for online visa)
  • International airfare
  • Travel Insurance
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Hot showers during the trek
  • All kinds of cold drinks: Alcoholic/non-alcoholic water, coke, Fanta, juice, tea, coffee
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory)

Dates & Prices

Departure note

If the trek departure isn't working, customize the trip departure date available as per your suitable holiday contact us.

 

Departure DateStatusPriceNote  
04 Aug, 2024 - 13 Aug, 2024AvailableUS$933Confirm
10 Aug, 2024 - 19 Aug, 2024AvailableUS$933Confirm
14 Aug, 2024 - 23 Aug, 2024AvailableUS$933Confirm
20 Aug, 2024 - 29 Aug, 2024AvailableUS$933Confirm
23 Aug, 2024 - 01 Sep, 2024AvailableUS$933Confirm
29 Aug, 2024 - 07 Sep, 2024AvailableUS$933Confirm

Useful Information

Packing checklist:

We recommend the following trekking equipment, cross check this list when you are packing. If You don’t have them with you from your place, remember that you can hire or buy with at a very reasonable price in Kathmandu | Pokhara after you arrive in Nepal.

Head:

  • Sun hat or scarf or neck gaiter
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection

Upper Body:

  • T-shirts
  • Light and expedition-weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest or jacket

Lower Body:

  • Under Garments
  • hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition-weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet:

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp

Hands:

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)

Accessories:

  • Sleeping bag rated to zero DC * Supplied
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag *
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
  • Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Trekking Poles
  • Water bottle (2) or camel bag
  • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet paper In a plastic bag, etc)
  • Ear Plug (who knows some people in the group are snoring)
  • Personal First aid kit
  • Lip Guard
  • Passport copies
  • Flashlight

Toiletries:

  • 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Aquatabs
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • Suncream or Zink Sun protection

Personal Hygiene:

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Bacterial hand wash

Extras/Luxuries:

  • Camera, spare batteries, and or Binoculars
  • Reading book
  • Trail Map/Guidebook
  • Journal & Pen

What you carry for the trek:

Please, bring the equipment listed above and pack your gear for the trek into a duffel bag or rucksacks, and a small day bag for you. The larger bag with your kit will be carried by the porter to meet you each evening. You should bring a day pack to carry by yourself for water, a rain jacket, hat gloves, camera money, etc. The weather in the mountains is changeable so you will need some warm clothes with you in your daypack.

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