Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days

Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days

After the Everest Region, the Annapurna Region is the most popular trekking destination in Nepal. This area offers many exciting and enjoyable trekking routes.

Are you planning a trip to the Annapurna region? Are you looking for a short hike in this area? Then the Himalaya Discovery offers you the 7-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

The 7-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes you to the base of Mount Annapurna. During the trek, you will pass through many traditional villages while viewing stunning views.

Mount Annapurna stands in the north-central part of Nepal. This is the world’s tenth highest mountain. It is about 50 km long and is surrounded on the west by the Kali Gandaki Gorge.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is protected and lies in the Annapurna Conservation Area. This conservation area is Nepal’s first and largest protected area. It protects several world-class peaks and treks.

You will see many beautiful snow-covered mountains on this trek. Such as Annapurna, Tilicho, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Nilgiri Himal, Annapurna South and many others.

You’ll also be passing through dense forests with beautiful vegetation, like Rhododendron, birch, oak, pine, and so on. If you’re lucky, you might even see Himalayan Thar, Goral, Serow, Musk deer, and other wild animals.

Many different ethnic groups live in this area, including Gurung, Thakali, Magar, Chhetri. The Gurung community makes up the vast majority of the inhabitants. You will be able to experience their warm hospitality and unique culture.

The trek usually lasts 10 to 12 days, but this Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 days is a shorter version. This itinerary is designed specifically for people who have a limited time.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Trek Highlights

  • Hike into the heart of the Annapurnas, surrounded by 7000-8000m peaks.
  • Discover two mountain base camps: Annapurna and Machhapuchhre.
  • 360-degree panorama of Annapurna I (the world’s highest mountain), Annapurna III, Gangapurna, and Hiunchuli
  • Enjoy a perfect view of constellations and the Milky Way galaxy.

Outline Itinerary of 7-day Annapurna Base camp Trek

  • Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu – Pokhara – Nayapul (1 hr drive), trek to Ghandruk
  • Day 2: Trek to Chhomrong – Sinuwa
  • Day 3: Trek to Dovan – Himalayan – Deurali
  • Day 4: Trek to MBC – Annapurna Base Camp
  • Day 5: Trek back from ABC – Himalayan – Bamboo
  • Day 6: Trek to Jhinu – Kyumi
  • Day 7: Trek to Nayapul, drive back to Kathmandu / Pokhara

Detailed Itinerary of Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days 

Day 1: Drive to Pokhara to Nayapul then trek to Ghandruk (1940m) 7/8 hours’ drive and 3/4 hours’ trek

Wake up early, you have your breakfast, and wait for your guide to pick you up from your hotel. After picking you up, you head towards Nayapul. It’s a long journey, so relax and enjoy the views.

Leaving the city behind, you take the Prithivi Highway to Pokhara. You will see many scenic views of hills and landscapes along the way. Passing through small villages and towns you reach Pokhara.

From there, you head towards Nayapul. You arrive at your destination while viewing beautiful scenarios.

Upon reaching at your destination, you start your trek towards Ghandruk. Today’s walk is short and easy. Observing Annapurna south, Hiunchuli, you reach Ghandruk.

Ghandruk is a small Gurung village. This place offers a breathtaking view of several magnificent peaks. During your visit, you will be able to witness the wonderful culture program of these people. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 2: Trek to Sinuwa (2340m) 5 hours

On the second day of your journey, you will trek to Sinuwa via Chhomrong. You walk straight out of the lovely village and onto the trails. You walk slowly until you reach Komrong Danda, then descend through the trails to Komrong Khola (river).

After crossing a long bridge above the Khola, the trail ascends to Chhomrong. This is the trek’s most beautiful and largest village. It spreads across the hillside, offering a breathtaking view of the mountain peaks.

You descend the trails to the river while enjoying the beautiful landscapes. Then, ascending once more, you arrive at Sinuwa. The Gurung people live in this lovely village.

During clear weather, you can see an awesome view of various peaks. Such as Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Himchuli, and more. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 3: Trek to Himalaya hotel (2840m) or Deurali (3200m) 5 – 6 hours

On the third day of this trek, you leave the village and trek towards Deurali. Get up early morning, you climb a hill to see the magnificent peaks.

You begin your journey by ascending the trails up to Bamboo. This pace is well-known for its bamboo forest. Viewing these takes you into a lush green rhododendron forest.

Dovan is at the end of the jungle. From there, you gradually climb the hill while enjoying the beautiful view of peaks and landscapes. Looking at the scenarios, you arrive at Himalaya hotel.

From there, you make a steep ascent in the routes to reach Deurali. This is a village development committee located near the base camp of Machhapuchhre. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 4: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp 4 – 5 hours

The day you’re waiting for is finally here. Today you will reach to the main highlight of this trip. This day, you’ll head towards Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchhre Base Camp.

After breakfast, you continue your trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp. This day’s trek is mostly uphill climbs. Climbing the trails, you will see Glacier Dom, (Tent peak) Tharpu Chuli, Gangapurna and many other peaks.

After reaching the MBC, you begin a steep ascent with several twists and turns until you reach ABC. Reaching at the base of the 10th tallest mountain will give you an overwhelming feeling. This day offers you to see the Machhapuchhre, Himchuli, and Annapurna massifs. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 5: Trek back to Bamboo or Sinuwa (2340m) 6 hours

Today you’ll be getting up early, as this day’s walk is quite long and tiring. The amazing views of the peaks ahead of you will take your breath away.

After your breakfast, you start your day’s trek. You’ll be heading to Bamboo / Sinuwa from Annapurna Base Camp today. You retrace your steps back to Bamboo / Sinuwa by descending the trails.

You will see many peaks this day like Barahi Sikhar, Annapurna South, Tent peak, Himchuli, and more. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 6: Trek to Jhinu (1780m) or Kyumi (1800m) 5 – 6 hours

The sixth day, you trek from Bamboo / Sinuwa to Kyumi. You start the day with a light breakfast and pack your bag to head to your destination. Today, you’ll be passing many small villages.

You first arrive at lower Sinuwa and then head towards Chhomrong. Then you descend the trail to reach Jhinu danda. Then, following the forest path and seeing the peaks, you arrive at Kyumi. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 7: Trek to Nayapul (1070m) then drive back to Kathmandu or Pokhara (850m), 3 hours’ trek and 7/8 hours’ drive

Seventh-day day is the last day of your trip. Today your amazing 7-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek comes to an end. From Kyumi, you make your way up the trails to Sinuwa.

And from there, you head towards Nayapul. Your guide will drop you off at your destination. You can drop off in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

Observing scenic views and retracing the journey you say goodbye to the Annapurna region. We will drop you off at your hotel in Kathmandu and bid you farewell.

In the evening we’ll have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performance.

Day 8: Free day / Fly to home

You can either stay back in Kathmandu today and enjoy a free day or leave for your respective countries.

As per your flight schedule, our representatives will drop you off at the Airport.

Things to know before Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp

Before embarking on any adventure, check the weather forecast. If you’re doing the shorter 7-day Annapurna Base Camp trek, it’s necessary too. Because the weather plays a vital role in making a trek tough or easy. As a result, you should also look for the best time for ABC Trek.

In that case, Nepal’s two best trekking seasons are autumn and spring. Whatever trail you take, these two seasons will definitely work for you. Trekking in Nepal, on the other hand, is tough during the winter (January & February) and the monsoon seasons (June & July).

Accommodation & Meals

Along the way, there are well-equipped guest houses, and all meals, snacks, and water can be purchased from local shops. Some lodges will provide hot showers as well as battery charging and Wi-Fi, but the reliability will vary depending on the village and season.

Most guesthouses (lodges) along the Annapurna region trails serve a delicious variety of mostly vegetarian meals. Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, daal bhat (rice and lentils), bread, soup, fresh vegetables (varieties vary depending on season), and even some desserts such as apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting custard attempts.

Garlic is abundant on the menu because it helps in acclimatization; eat some every day. Meat may be available on the menu in many larger villages. Hot chocolate, tea, and hot lemon drinks, as well as soft drinks and treats like chocolate and crisps are always available.

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General FAQs Annapurna Base Camp Trek 

How high is Annapurna Base Camp?

The highest elevation of the Annapurna base camp trek is 4130 m.

Is trekking Annapurna Base Camp worth it?

The Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the most beautiful treks in the world. This makes it definitely worthwhile completing.

Should I hire a guide/porter?

It is not compulsory to hire a guide / porter. You can complete the Annapurna Base Camp trek without a guide /porter. If you are a beginner, you should hire a guide / porter. It allows you to enjoy the views of the mountains rather than overthinking about those heavy bags.

Is travel insurance required for this trek?

It is not mandatory, it is better that if you have travel insurance. It should cover your medical treatments, evacuation, and trip cancellation.

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