The Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek is a dream trip for trekkers around the world. It is one of the most famous trekking destinations in the Himalayas. The ABC trek is the journey to Annapurna Sanctuary, exploring the villages, mountains, local cultures, and local foods.
The highlight of the trek is reaching Annapurna Base Camp, situated at an altitude of 4,130 meters (13,549 feet). As you stand in awe of the majestic Annapurna massif, including the iconic peaks of Annapurna I (8,091 meters) and Machapuchare (6,993 meters), you'll realize the true grandeur of nature and the indomitable spirit of the mountains.
10 days Annapurna Case Camp Trek highlights
- Old Kathmandu, Swayambhunath Temple & Bouddhanath Stupa Tour in Kathmandu.
- Visit Phewa Lake, the lakeside bazaar, and World Peace Stupa in Pokhara.
- Annapurna & Machhapuchhre base camp in the Himalayas
- A smooth stress-free guided trek on full board to Annapurna base camp
- 5 overnights in the Himalayas with great views
10 Days Annapurna Base Camp Outline Itinerary
Day 1: Meet, greet & transfer to Hotel - 1400m. Thamel, Kathmandu.
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara - 6hrs. Lakeside, Pokhara.
Day 03: Drive to Jhinu Danda - 4hrs. Trek to Sinuwa - 5hrs trek - 2300m.
Day 04: Trek to Deurali (3230m) - 12KM - 6hrs Trek.
Day 05: Trek to ABC (4130m) via MBC (3700m) - 10KM - 6hrs Trek.
Day 06: Trek to Bamboo (2310m) - 22KM - 7hrs Trek.
Day 07: Trek to Jhinu Danda (1780m) - 7hrs Trek.
Day 08: Breakfast & Drive to Pokhara -4hrs.
Day 09: Breakfast & drive to Kathmandu - 6hrs.
Day 10: Breakfast & fly back home.
10-Day Annapurna Base Camp Trek
The 10-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek involves a stress-free journey with moderate trekking hours for six consecutive days. Among the 10 days, you will spend 5 nights in the Annapurna Himalayas, 2 nights in Kathmandu, and 2 nights in Pokhara, each night before and after the trek in both cities. This schedule allows you to do some city sightseeing and also greatly helps with trek preparations, as Kathmandu and Pokhara have several trekking shops to buy clothes and gear. A total of 10 days including arrival and departure days.
What to Expect on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek
The 10-day ABC Trek is one of the shortest routes to reach the heart of the Himalayas. Nestled in the magnificent Himalayas of Nepal, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an adventure that offers breathtaking landscapes, cultural encounters, and a thrilling experience for nature lovers and trekking enthusiasts. This trek takes you deep into the heart of the Annapurna mountain range, where you'll witness stunning views, towering peaks, and a sense of tranquility that can only be found in the lap of nature. You will have 4-star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara and mountain lodges during your 5-night stay in the Himalayas.
Spending five overnights in the Himalayas with stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, you will enjoy the real beauty of the Himalayas. The culturally rich Gurung community inhabits the trekking trails. The journey to the Annapurna Sanctuary is a cultural trek, exploring the welcoming Gurung villages while enjoying the Himalayas. The trip includes a regularly scheduled trekking activity and two drives between Kathmandu and Pokhara.
How do you travel on the 10-day Annapurna Base Camp trekking?
The 10-day incredible Annapurna Base Camp Trek, also known as the ABC Trek, is specially designed as a small group tour. You could join one of the available tours or organize a private arrangement. The small group tour is limited to a maximum of 10 guests per group. This will help to ensure intimate and personalized experiences for the trekkers.
You can also plan to go on an exclusive trip and organize a private trek to Annapurna Base Camp for you, your family, and your friends. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the Annapurna region as you explore the enchanting Gurung villages nestled amidst the majestic mountains.
The ABC Trek: Is this right for you?
The Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek is undoubtedly one of the most popular routes in the Himalayas. But before taking the first step, it's essential to consider whether this 10-day trek is the right fit for you.
How to Prepare for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Although the trek is suitable for most individuals with a reasonable level of fitness, it's important to be prepared for the demands it presents. The trail involves daily walking of 6–8 hours on average. The easiest way to understand the route is that you will start at 1600 meters at Jhinu Bridge and trek to 4100 meters in just 3 days! So the trekking trail involves several ups and downs. The best preparation is fast walking for at least one hour every day for a month or more; every one of any age normal health can do it. Carrying a complete set of required trekking gear is very important as well.
Is a Small Group Tour to Annapurna base camp suitable for you?
The small group tour is available during the main seasons of Autumn and Spring. If you are outgoing, adventurous, eager to meet new people, and looking for group treks, it is best to join a small group trek at a reasonable cost and with unique experiences. You can also join the group alone or with friends. Or you can obviously decide to go exclusive on any date around the year!
ABC Trek Cost for 2023 and 2024
As an EarlyBird offer for 8 to 10 trekkers in a group, the trek is priced at USD 499 per person. This price will be valid for the rest of 2023 and 2024 Spring. The group price is honestly offered considering the real expenses of accommodations, meals, permits, guide and porters, and required transfers. There are no hidden fees or service charges on the given prices!
Experience the Majesty of the Annapurna Himalayas!
Immerse yourself in the stunning natural landscape and the beauty of the Annapurna Himalayas. Interact with warm-hearted locals of Gurung communities in charming villages, share stories, and experience their hospitality as you go. Finally, celebrate the moment of triumph and joy as you reach Annapurna Base Camp!