Annapurna Base Camp 8 Days Trek

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Trip Info

  • Duration

    8 Days

  • Max. Altitude

    4130 m

  • Difficulty

    easy

  • Starts From

    Pokhara

  • Trip Ends At

    Pokhara

  • Transport

    Private Comfortable Drive & Deluxe Tourist Bus

  • Region/Type

    Annapurna Treks
  • Best Season:

    • Spring (Mar, Apr)
    • Autumn (Mid-Sep - Mid November)

Annapurna Base Camp 8 Days Trek is one of the shortest trekking routes in the Annapurna region that takes you all the way up to the base camp of the world's 10th highest tops. This is one of the best short treks that encompasses every wonder and beauty of a month-long trek and could be an ideal fit for any trek lover not having enough time for a longer trek. 

Annapurna Base Camp trek lets you have a close glimpse of Mount Annapurna (8091 meters) and several other surrounding mountain peaks. This trek requires trekkers to ascend uphill and descend downhill a lot making it quite tough, even if Annapurna Base Camp Altitude (4130 meters) is lower relative to Everest Base Camp (5364 meters). Don’t you worry though; all your hardships will be paid for by the beautiful vistas and peace that this trek has to offer.  

Some of the rewards you will be getting in this 8-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara are fanciful views of mountains peaks like Annapurna (8091 meters), Gangapurna (7454 meters), Machhapuchhre (6997 meters), Lamjung (6983 meters), Hiunchuli (6441 meters) and Mount Fang (7647 meters). Through this trek, you will be trekking along the woods blooming with rhododendrons, oaks, green bamboo, different animals, beautiful flowing rivers, traditional Nepali villages, and several other attractions. 

Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara Route 

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara commences with a scenic drive from Pokhara to Kyumi from where the trek begins. After trekking for nearly 2 hours from Kyumi on a flat trail most of the time, we reach the famous place for natural hot springs, Jhinu Danda for the first overnight stay on the journey. On the next day, the stone paved trail takes us to Sinuwa passing via the beautiful Chhomrong village. From Sinuwa, it is 5 to 6 hours of trekking to make it to Deurali for another night via villages such as Bamboo, Dovan, and Himalaya. 

As the main destination of this Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara is the Annapurna Base Camp at 4130 meters, we are led to this ultimate destination on the 4th day of our journey passing via the base camp of Mount Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) which is also one of the biggest mountains in the world. After spending a night at the Annapurna Base Camp while also enjoying the sunset view, and sunrise view with a 360-degree view of landscapes on the next morning, the route travels back to Bamboo village for the 5th night. 

From Bamboo, the trail goes back to Jhinu from where our Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara modifies towards a beautiful village of Pothana. Then on the next day which is also the final day of this Annapurna Base Camp 8 days Trek, we trek from Pothana to Dhampus and to Phedi where we meet our vehicle and drive to Pokhara concluding the trip. 

Annapurna Base Camp 8 days Trek Highlights 

  • Incredible views of snowcapped mountain peaks like Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Dhaulagiri ranges through the ABC Trek from Pokhara route 
  • Annapurna Base Camp, an amazing viewpoint offering a 360-degree view of landscapes
  • Opportunity to hike through the Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC)
  • Natural hot spring of Jhinu Danda
  • A diverse combination of flora and fauna
  • Diverse culture, vegetation, and terrains
  • Heart-warming hospitality of Locals
  • Lovely traditional Gurung and Magar villages

Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara Difficulty 

The length of the trek, the distance traveled, the risk of altitude sickness, the time of year you trek, your level of preparation, and other factors all play a part in determining how difficult a trek will be. If you are well-prepared and walk at the appropriate time, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara is regarded as a moderate trekking adventure.

Although prior experience is not necessary, trekkers must be physically and mentally strong because they will be walking on easy to difficult slopes for an average of 5 to 6 hours each day for 8 days. Therefore, we advise you to start getting in some physical activity months before your trip, such as hiking, riding, working out, etc.

Even though the ABC Trek is situated at a lower altitude than other traditional Himalayan hiking, Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS), which can affect anyone, regardless of age, experience, or level of fitness, can be a worry during the Annapurna Base Camp 8 days Trek. Hence, it will be very beneficial to take some precautions, such as moving gently, acclimating, hydrating, having a balanced diet, getting adequate sleep, etc. It is advised that you notify your guide as soon as you see a symptom of the sickness. It can be helpful to carry medications for altitude sickness, such as Diamox.

Best Time to do Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara

The greatest times to go on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara are in the spring and fall, although it is possible to go at any time of year with the right preparation and equipment. But each month and each season has its own advantages and disadvantages.

The shoulder season for practically all Nepali trekking journeys, including the Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara, is the fall (autumn). September through November in Nepal is considered to be the country's autumn season when the skies are clear with pleasant temperatures. The weather is mild, with sunny, warm days followed by cool evenings and mornings. 

After the fall, the spring season, which begins in March and lasts through May, is another excellent time for Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara. The climate is comparable to autumn, with pleasant sunny days and cool mornings and evenings. The vistas are breathtakingly beautiful, and the skies are clear. You may appreciate the recently snow-covered Himalayas, cold streams, and rivers. Red rhododendron blooms cover the entire area, adding to the beauty of the landscape.

The monsoon season in Nepal runs concurrently with summer, hence it is not advised to go on the ABC Trek from Pokhara. The intense summer heat and monsoon rain during the three months of June, July, and August make hiking difficult and occasionally impossible. Insects like leeches are ferocious, especially in the jungle area, and the trails are muddy and treacherous. Additionally, clouds obscure the views of the highlands and most of the teahouses will be closed. Even though this time of year is not the best for hiking, adventurous travelers can nonetheless go for it with proper equipment. 

In Nepal, winter is also considered to be off-season for trekking in the Himalayas. Although December marks the beginning of the winter season, hiking is still possible this month due to the warm, sunny days and clear skies. The other two winter months of January and February are the least preferred for treks in Nepal as the days are shorter and frigid when the temperatures drop below freezing. If you decide to hike during these two winter months, be prepared for chilly days and much chillier nights, as well as the possibility of delays or detours brought on by snow.

Permits do to ABC from Pokhara

Trekkers are required to obtain the following permits to do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara. 

1. TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) Permit 

2. ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) Permit 

These permits are covered in this package. 

Itinerary in Details

Day 1: Drive from Pokhara to Kyumi & Trek to Jhinu Danda

🕑 2 Hours Drive 2 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 1680 M

We depart from Pokhara and start the Annapurna Base Camp 8 days trek with a scenic drive to Kyumi. After that, we begin our trekking adventure by walking for a few hours on a nearly level surface. We will then arrive at Jhinu Danda after nearly 2 hours. You can have some relaxation time at one of Jhinu’s natural hot spring ponds and return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay. 

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 2: Trek to Upper Sinuwa

🕑 5/6 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 2200 M

After breakfast, we will start our today’s journey from Jhinu towards Chhomrong village making a few steep ascents. Following a meal at Chhomrong, the trekking trial begins with a descent over a stone-paved path till it passes the Chhomrong River, skirting the picturesque town of Chhomrong and its numerous tea houses, wholesale stores, and bakeries. 

Then our walk is followed by a downhill ascent to Bhunuwa. And, after passing over the steel suspension bridge, we must ascend to the elevation of Sinwa Hilltop Village, which is 2360 meters above sea level. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 3: Trek to Deurali

🕑 6/7 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 3200 M

Our day begins from Sinuwa to Kuldihar through a lovely woodland before making our way downhill to the Bamboo village. After a short hike to Dovan, where the trail continues through a chilly and damp bamboo grove. From here, we have a steady ascent with a few difficult sections until we reach the place named Himalaya for lunch.

After Himalaya, we trek 300 meters into Hinku Cave, which is a little steep. Then, we follow the trail making a brief descent and a hard ascent to Deurali, our today’s destination. The valley, the river, and the rocks above, with bands of thin waterfalls, are all magically visible from this magnificent location.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 4: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp Via MBC

🕑 5 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 4130 M

We reach the Annapurna Base Camp today. Following breakfast in Deurali, we begin a gentle ascent along the Modi Khola River Bed before ascending a steep hillside track that will bring us to Bagar. Next, we ascend to hike to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC). The MBC will provide us with a magnificent view of Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mount Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli, and Gangapurna.

Afterward, we depart for Annapurna Base Camp. As we make our way towards ABC, the forest and flora gradually vanish, and the trail expands as we approach the Annapurna sanctuary. After almost two hours, we will arrive at Base Camp, where we will be treated to a dynamic panorama of various peaks and a wonderful atmosphere during the sunset.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 5: Trek Back to Bamboo

🕑 5/6 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 2400 M

We start our day with a remarkably beautiful sunrise over the Annapurna Mountains at the ABC. After the spectacular view, we take our breakfast and retrace our path to arrive back at Bamboo (2340 meters). This takes us approximately 7 hours of trekking passing Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC), Deurali, and the verdant forests.
We will spend the night here.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 6: Trek to Jhinu Danda

🕑 5/6 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 1680 M

On the seventh day of our “ ABC 8 days package”, we go back over our initial path while crossing the beautiful peripheral attributes like Gurung village of Sinuwa, rivers, crossing suspension bridges, and arrive at Jhinu Danda at 1680 meters.

On the way, we have lunch at Chhomrong observing the fantastic mountain panoramas of Annapurna south and Machhapuchhre before reaching Jhinu Danda after trekking for 6 hours. Jhinu Danda comprises natural hot springs and amazing scenery. We take a short stroll to the Modi River's bank to make use of the natural hot springs before returning to Jhinu Danda for the night. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 7: Trek to Pothana

🕑 7 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 1950 M

We are trekking to Pothana village today after visiting both of the natural hot springs. We have experienced the thrill of viewing Himalayan views, and sunrises, and taking a steamy bath and now it's your chance to take two more days to hike across the wilderness. Although it starts off clearly downward, the route from Jhinu Danda to Pothana entails primarily uphill walking once more. Pothana hamlet is a well-known overnight break for hikers in the area and is set on some lovely hills.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 8: Trek Phedi via Dhampus & Drive to Pokhara

🕑 2/3 Hours Walk & 30 Minutes Drive

Max Altitude: 850 M

Today is the last day of trekking in this Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara journey. After breakfast, we leave Pothana and start the trek toward Dhampus Village making a gentle descent and continuing on an easy, flat track. We also pass through a lush forest and a small village with beautiful mountain vistas on the backdrop before reaching Dhampus. Dhampus is one of the most beautiful villages in the Annapurna region where we will be rewarded with stunning mountain vistas of Fishtail, Annapurna II, and Annapurna South on a fine weather day. 

After spending a brief moment in Dhampus, we proceed to make an arduous descent towards Phedi. Again the trail from Dhampus to Phedi offers us stunning views of the Mardi Himal, Sarangkot, Naudanda, and Annapurna II.

Once in Phedi, we will take a jeep ride to Pokhara while enjoying the picturesque landscape views. 
Note: If you want to skip today’s hiking portion, you can opt. to drive from Dhampus to Pokhara. But, please be noted that the driving trail and the hiking trail are totally different. 

Meals: Breakfast

Includes

  • Pokhara – Kyumi & Phedi – Pokhara transfer 
  • Best Available Teahouse accommodations throughout the trek
  • Full board meal throughout the trek 
  • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide & required no. of porters
  • All wages, allowances, insurance, medical and equipment for supporting crew
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit)
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) Permit
  • Local Province (Municipality/Village) Fees (All Permits)
  • All Government taxes

Excludes

  • International Airfare & Departure Taxes
  • Nepal Visa 
  • Meals, Accommodations, & activities in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, etc.
  • Tips for guide, driver, and porters
  • Any extra cost arising from bad weather, unfavorable circumstances (road blockage, landslide, flight delay, etc.)
  • Other expenses not included in the cost inclusion

Accommodations During the Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara

When in the trekking regions in Nepal, there will be many choices like in the cities. We, Himalayan Trekkers provide the best available trekking teahouses or lodges accommodations during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara journey. The rooms will be on a twin-sharing basis with minimal amenities like two single beds, a mattress, a pillow, and a blanket on each bed. Some of the accommodations along the Annapurna Base Camp route have hot showers and private bathrooms while some don’t. 

Meals during the Annapurna Base Camp 8 days Trek 

Our Annapurna Base Camp 8 days Trek includes full board meals. You can choose the available foods from the teahouses’ or lodges' menus which are not as extensive as those in Kathmandu and Pokhara, but they do have some western and continental meals along with some regional and Asian foods. Breakfast and dinner will be supplied in the same teahouse/lodge where we spend the night while lunch will be provided at the lodges along the way to the next destination. 

Every teahouse serves Daal Bhat Tarkari (rice and lentil soup, along with a few side dishes), which is typical Nepali food. Foods like Tibetan bread, or Chapati, local Tsampa porridge, eggs, pancakes, different soups, Sherpa stew, momos, noodles, pasta, potatoes, sandwiches, etc. are also available, depending on the teahouse.

The lodges also provide a selection of non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks. But, they are not included in the price of this package. 

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