7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek
“7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek – A week-long Trekking Holiday In Nepal”
- An enjoyable and scenic country walks on high hills of the great Annapurna Himalaya.
- Acute mountain sickness friendly itinerary.
- Exploring high hills Gurung traditional villages enriched with ancient culture.
- Walking into the lovely woodland of tall rhododendron-magnolia-pine and fir trees.
- Breathtaking views of snowcapped peaks at Annapurna base camp and beautiful sanctuary.
- Starting and ending our scenic adventure from a picturesque holiday spot at Pokhara.
7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal is an awesome walking holiday which can be completed within a week. If you have a very limited holiday and also wants to explore the Himalayas of Nepal; Choose ABC Trek short package. The package ensures great Himalayan Vistas, Green Lush Forests, and Serene Mountain Sanctuary. Overall, the journey is effective and efficient as it covers lofty peaks, multiethnic villages, Lake City, natural hot water springs and delightful landscape of Annapurna region.
The trip of 7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek is slightly different than the regular ABC Trek itinerary. Normally trekkers take the route of Ghorepani Poon Hill in order to reach the Annapurna Base Camp. However, in this trekking itinerary, Poon Hill is excluded. The walking starts at Siwai. Trekkers will take the private vehicle from Pokhara to Siwai and they head to Jhinu as first day’s rest.
The journey follows the amazing places like Chhomrong, Bamboo, and Deurali before reaching Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchhre Base Camp. 7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek can be completed smoothly. As our expert travel planners have knitted the best itinerary, you will never feel the rush to walk hurriedly. Pace yourself. Once we have omitted the Poon Hill Route, this is the comfort hours to complete the ABC Trek.
Relish the time at Annapurna Base Camp. It is definitely a scenic place worthy to be called as fairyland. The accommodation on the lap of Himalayas (Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre range, etc.) and a rare moment of being at the foothill of Mt. Annapurna are not an ordinary feat. The journey of 7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek offers quintessential walking holiday moments.
Book the 7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal and explore the beauty of diversified Annapurna region of Nepal. For more information and to customize your trekking plans in the region please contact our travel planners. We will prepare the walking holiday in Nepal of your choice.
Day 01: Drive to Siwai and trek to Jhinu 1,780 m – 06 hrs.
Day 02: Trek to Bamboo 2,310 m – 07 hrs.
Day 03: Trek to Deurali 3,280 m – 06 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m – 06 hrs.
Day 05: Trek back to Dovan 2,600 m – 07 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Chhomrong 2,170 m – 06 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Siwai 1,250 m – 05 hrs and drive to Pokhara – 03 hrs.
Day 01: Drive to Siwai and trek to Jhinu 1,780 m - 06 hrs.
Trek begin with 3 hrs drive along the snake line road to Siwai via Nayapul and Birethati villages, located near the river Modi where our first day starts past several farm villages with scenic waterfalls then cross short bridge over Kimrong Khola and ascend on stone staircase to Jhinu Danda village , a small village located on top of hill overlooking grand views of surrounding landscapes with snow-capped peaks. Here, enjoy the natural hot spring which is 20 minutes downhill on the bank 0f river Modi.
Day 02: Trek to Bamboo 2,310 m - 06 hrs.
After a refreshing overnight at Jhinu morning climb leads through terraced farm areas, an hour and a half uphill walk bring you at Chhomrong. This is a large and last permanent Gurung village before Annapurna base camp other places on route beyond Chhomrong are the temporary settlement to cater the need of trekkers with the lodge and guest houses all the way to Annapurna base camp.
After Chhomrong walks downhill to a river, then crossing a short bridge heading up to reach Sinuwa at 2,330 m high, a lonely spot with few shops and nice lodges. Walk from here leads into the cool forested area of oaks-rhododendron and pines trees and then a short steep descends to the overnight stop at Bamboo, a small settlement with 5-6 lodges surrounded by bamboo trees, on Modi River gorge.
Day 03: Trek to Deurali 3,280 m - 06 hrs.
After a nice overnight stop at Bamboo with the sound of raging Modi River, morning walk leads higher through thickly forested area reaching Dovan 2600m and Himalaya Hotel 2920m located beneath Huichuli peak and large overhanging Hinko Cave. The trail continues steeply up to the Hinko Cave after short descend and then crossing ablation of old avalanches of the rocky moraine, then a short climb brings at Deurali 3,280 m, a small mountain place with four tea houses.
Day 04: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m - 06 hrs.
After leaving the gorge area to more wide open area, from Deurali heading higher leaving the tree lines behind following the raging glacial Modi River all the way to Machhapuchhre base camp at 3,700 m high for lunch stop, located beneath towering North Face of the Fish Tail Mountain.
Finally, our walk leads into famous and picturesque Annapurna Sanctuary where Annapurna Base Camp located. MBC the starting point of the sanctuary, as the walk leads higher ground for few hours and then entering the sanctuary with an amphitheater of peaks that surrounds this amazing place. After a few hours of pleasant walk brings you to the highest spot of this adventure at Annapurna base camp with 4,130 meters elevation.
Afternoon enjoys and relaxes overlooking Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545ft) Annapurna South (7,219m-23,693ft), Gangapurna (7,455m-24,457ft) and Annapurna III (7,555m-24,787ft), including to Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fish-tail) at 6,790 m stretches up towards Tent Peak / Tharpu Chuli and Fluted Peaks or Singu Chuli.
Day 05: Trek back to Dovan 2,600 m - 07 hrs.
After a most memorable and enjoyable time at base camp within Annapurna Sanctuary retrace the journey back walking downhill back into tree lines reach at Dovan for an overnight stop.
Day 06: Trek to Chhomrong 2,170 m - 05 hrs.
From Dovan walk leads to a short descend reaching at Bamboo and then a short steep climb to a ridge filled with thick alpine forest, walk is gentle on winding trail to Sinuwa with long descend to Chhomrong Khola bridge where a last and final climb of the day brings you at large Gurung village in Chhomrong for overnight stop.
Day 07: Trek to Siwai 1,250 m - 05 hrs and drive to Pokhara - 03 hrs.
From Chhomrong downhill walk brings at scenic and lovely Jhinu village located on a ridge top with views of surrounding landscapes and rolling green hills.
After Jhinu Danda short descend on stone steps reaching at another Nayapul (New Bridge), from here back to a small village at Siwai for the drive back to Pokhara after completing a wonderful and fabulous time up in the high mountains.
- All kinds of necessary paperwork and permits(Annapurna Conservation permit, TIMS)
- An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
- Guide & porter salary, insurance, equipment, transport, food, and lodging
- Full meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek
- Hot drinks (Tea & Coffee)
- Private transport from Pokhara to trek starting point and return to Pokhara from ending point.
- All mountain accommodation soft comfortable private twin sharing room
- A comprehensive medical kit
- All government and local taxes
- Trekking equipment such as down-filled sleeping bag, down filled jacket and duffel bag
- Meals, accommodations, and transportation in Kathmandu/Pokhara
- All bottled drinks in Mountain
- Electronic device re-charge
- Hot Shower and boiled water
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance & evacuation
- Tips for the staff
Requirement for Annapurna area high altitude Treks:
Annapurna Himalaya region one of the most popular and listed as world Top Ten adventure destinations by several leading Travel Guide Books and magazines including Lonely Planet.
Annapurna region offers varied trekking routes from moderate, adventurous to challenging walks that involves high passes above 5,000 meters.
For moderate treks for few days to a week where all trekkers should be physically fit and in sound health, as most of the longer treks takes from 5 hrs to 8 hrs of maximum walks.
Beginners and all interested people can join in Annapurna area trekking for few days or more, truly suitable for family-school / collage groups as well to corporate executives, where on this trip requires minimum gear staying overnights in local nice lodges.
Most of the region in Himalayan where walks leads ups and downhills with some gradual portions depending upon your choice of trips and interest. For Adventurous walks involves high altitude walks from above 2,500 to 5,000 meters high, with some gradual trails with ups and downhill with touch of high altitude that makes its more adventurous. Challenging and demanding treks which leads you away from main villages in pure wilderness on the off beaten tracks for some days in complete isolation in the harmony of giant mountains and in tranquil environment and crossing high passes of above 5,000 m. Where trekkers should be fit with sound medical background and with experience on outdoor activities and some exercise to join in Adventurous and Challenging treks within high Annapurna Himalaya or around remote destinations around Nepal Himalaya.
Passport & Visa Information:
Nepal visa is the easiest visa to obtain; you may buy your Nepal visa at your nearest Nepalese Embassy/ Consulate or Mission offices abroad or buy this upon on arrival to Kathmandu international airport as per your convenient. You have to have 2 passport size photographs, Visa fees in US$ & valid passport at least for 6 months valid at the starting of the trip.
Visa rules applies to all wide world travelers apart from Indian nationality, transit visa is provided for foreign nationality for 3 days. Visa must be obtained for staying over the initial period of three days. Currently, foreign national can obtain Nepalese visa from the following border.
Tourist Visa Fees: 3 days transit visa - Free of Cost
Multiple entry 15 days - US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days - US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days - US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
(For further information, please, contact us or Department of Immigration, Maitighar, Impact Building, Kathmandu, and Tel: 00977-1-4221996 / 4223590 / 4222453,
Download visa form-: www.nepalimmigration.gov.np
For Annapurna region Trek, the minimum group size would be two and maximum group size of ten or more on request. We also organize private trip to solo travelers with single supplement trip cost. Please check our estimated group departure dates available online or inquire for your own personal dates.
Our Guides, Trip & Safety:
Walking in Nepal hills take you to remote Himalayan region, it is very essential that you are accompanied with experienced and qualified leader and guide for safety measures to enjoy your trip with us.
Awesome Nepal Treks provides highly experienced native guides who knows the area much better than anyone else, all our staff and guides are qualified for all types of treks and tour around Himalaya with medical knowledge to assist the group when required on emergency purpose.
Awesome Nepal guides are all experienced with license from concern department of Nepal Government, the company well accepted and certified by TAAN & Nepal Mountaineering Association, NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association) and other tourism related department.
On each trip, led by Trek / Group Leader with assistance leader or head guide / Sirdar all our arrangement well planned for safe travel providing insurance to all our field staff and guides including porters.
There is no way to prepare for altitude other than to spend time at altitude with acclimatization days. Being in very good physical condition will help ameliorate some of the exhaustion that people often feel, but it will not prevent altitude caused medical problems such as Acute Mountain Sickness.
Our itinerary designed with high degree of awareness on AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) in mind and to ensure a comfortable and safe adventure trek in the Himalayas. Staying well and hydrated and rest will help a lot.
The maximum elevation on trek at ABC 4,130m above sea level. Obviously this altitude range is high, but this takes slowly as walk starts from 820m to various altitude range with enough days of good daily walks to get acclimatize on route before reaching higher ground.
The other trek that involves high altitude is around or Annapurna Circuit which takes you to the highest point at 5,416 on top Thorong-la pass with downhill towards 3,800 m at Muktinath, but on this trips walks gaining heights slowly and gradually with enough time to get acclimatize with rest day before heading higher level.
Travel Insurance & Vaccination:
All visitors must obtain personal travel insurance to join us for our Himalayan trips. You must be having a travel insurance which must cover helicopter evacuation, trip cancellation and medical expenses. And it is suggested that you buy your insurance policy from you homeland country before traveling as it is difficult buying local travel insurance policy for foreigners in Nepal.
Vaccination is required to plan to your trip to Nepal but it is not a must to have thing to come, but highly suggested. Your doctor will have the information of vaccination you would require to the country you will be traveling.
Hepatitis A, Japanese Encephalitis, Polio, Rabies, Tetanus, Typhoid and Malaria etc. are the recommended vaccination for traveling to Nepal.
Meals and Accommodations:
While in Kathmandu and in Pokhara, your accommodation is at 3 star deluxe hotel that comfort your stays in city and while in trek, your accommodation is at Mt. Lodge and Guest House which is clean and comfortable. Our entire accommodation is at twin share unless stated but single supplement accommodation is also available on personal request at the additional cost of US$- 200.
In city, only breakfast is included on the offered trip itinerary but while in trek full board of meals is included (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, and Tea- Coffee).
We provide meals from local tea- house/ Lodge on route treks, breakfast and dinner is to be provided from the same tea- house/ guest house we would overnight but lunch would be on walk to our designated destination with overnight stop.
Foods provided are depends on the availability of lodges and season wise in general providing you with Nepalese foods (Dal Bhat), Tibetan fried bread, various soups, Momo’s (steamed dumplings), potatoes, pastas and even a version of pizza! So, over all you have a different choice of food on trek.
Best trekking Seasons:
Nepal have two best seasons for Annapurna Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit Trekking, we will inform and suggest you to choose the right time of the year as far as possible to enjoy this trip with best weather condition.
Spring: - (March, April, May) - Best warmest time to trek. Rhododendron flowers in bloom- excellent trails and clear skies, best visibility. Good Temperature, warmest weather of the year.
Autumn: (Mid-September, October and November) - Excellent trails, clear blue skies, best visibility. Best Time to Trek
Winter Months: - (December, January and February) are also good, but it’s obviously colder. You have to be prepared for this. It is up to you to plan this trek at this cold time or not.
Summer: Monsoon, so rain and visibility can be a big issue (from Mid-June, July and August). We do not suggest you this time for the trek unless you are botanical student or lovers of green and flowers which will be the right time but very wet specially around southern Annapurna areas than northern side.
Support staff (porter):
Our porter are fully equipped and insured for each trip they are undertaking with us. As you know that we are very sincere with the porter issues and their situation while on trek thus we make sure that our porter are fully prepared for the trip. We are closely working with International Porter Progress Association for the welfare and befit for the touristic porters. The maximum load carried by our porter is 20 to 25 KG maximum so be sure that your trekking bag so not load more than 12 KG.
Contact us for further information via various means from phone, e-mail and face book for booking procedure and confirmation. We have online trip booking option, you may go on that link, choose your trip and date and follow the instruction with information required and summit us. Once your trip booking request would be received, we would suggest you the final trip booking procedure with advance payment of the trip. Non-refundable deposit of 25 % (per person) is required to confirm a place on selected trips.
Please feel free to contact us for further queries and information regarding our trip booking Process of the chosen treks with us.
The following are what we advise you obtain in the way of equipment and gear before trekking in Nepal, and are meant to keep you mobile and comfortable in a range of expected weather conditions. Trekking gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu at cheaper prices or in Pokhara. There is plenty of choice and our staff can assist you with the necessary arrangements. Except for your day pack, all luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 33lbs/15kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking portion of the trip can be checked in the hotel’s storage room for no extra cost.
- Buff headwear /neckwear
- Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Head torch
- Cotton T-shirts or Thermals
- Fleece jacket
- Waterproof/windproof jacket
- Down filled jacket
- Lightweight cotton pants (long)
- Waterproof Pants
- Thermal underwear
- Thin inner socks
- Thick and warm wool hiking socks
- Comfortable Hiking boots
- Sneakers /slippers
- Gore-tex gloves
- Sleeping bag rated to - 20°C
- Trekking bags/duffel bag
- Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
- Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
- Water bottle or camel bag