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Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara - 6 Days

  • Duration 6 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Starts at Pokhara
  • Ends at Pokhara
  • Meals 5 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, and 5 Dinners
  • Max. Altitude Annapurna Base Camp (4130 Meters)
  • Activity Trekking
  • Group Size 1 to 10
  • Best Season Spring and Autumn
Highlights
  • Explore the beautiful city of lakes, Pokhara, and experience the nightlife and natural beauty before setting up for the ABC trek from Pokhara.
  • Scenic Nepali cuisine at Ghandruk also known as the Gurung Heritage.
  • A complete view of the trekker's favorite Annapurna Base Camp and a probability to meet some climbers.
  • Interactions with the local inhabitants of the Annapurna region.
  • Walk through the rhododendron forests, suspension bridges, and waterfalls, while enjoying the mesmerizing landscapes throughout the trekking route.
  • A comfortable trekking route with access to multiple lodges with full-fledged facilities and varieties of cuisines.
  • Explore two base camps in a single trip i.e. Annapurna Base Camp Trek and Machhapuchhre Base Camp Trek.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara Overview

For those individuals who are in Pokhara and considering trekking in the Annapurna region, then Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara is the most suitable trekking package crafted by Green Valley Nepal Treks. Compared to other base camp treks in Nepal, it is a low-altitude and relatively easy voyage.

Known for its beauty and the lifelong memories one accumulates from it, the ABC trekking route is surrounded by towering peaks such as Machhapuchare, Annapurna South, Annapurna Fang, Annapurna III, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Khangsar Kang, and Tent Peak.

The Himalayan views, natural beauty, and cultural diversity are all present, despite its shorter length compared to other base camp hiking. Trekkers who choose Annapurna Base Camp Trek will have the opportunity to experience the mountain lifestyle and culture as they traverse through the culturally vibrant Gurung and Magar communities.

Moreover, the Annapurna Base Camp lies inside the Annapurna Conservation Area, which is home to a wide variety of extremely rare plant and animal species, such as musk deer, leopard, langur and rhesus monkeys, bears, and reptiles.

After a breathtaking trip from Pokhara to Siwai, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara will begin. You will pass through gorgeous terraced farms, suspension bridges, and forests of rhododendron and bamboo on your way from Siwai to Chomrong.

On the way to Chomrong, you will get views of the Annapurna and Machhapuchre massifs. You will go to Dovan and leave Chomrong the next day. Your trekking route is now steadily climbing as it passes past more bamboo trees and rhododendrons.

After departing from Dovan and traveling along Modi Khola toward Deurali, the ABC Trek from Pokhara itinerary will pass through the Himalayas and Hinku Cave. The most exciting day of your ABC Trek from Pokhara voyage will come after crossing Deurali when you will get the chance to explore Machhapuchhre and Annapurna Base Camps.

Proceed for Annapurna Base Camp via the Modi Khola Glacier Valley after passing Machhapuchhre Base Camp. From Annapurna Base Camp you may see breathtaking views of Hiunchuli, the Annapurna ranges, which include Annapurna I, Khangsar Kang, Gangapurna, and Machhapuchhre.

Annapurna Base Camp is where you will spend the night. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara will conclude in Sinuwa the next day after staying a night at the base camp. You will leave Sinuwa in the morning and trek to Jhinu Danda.

You can relax in the nearby natural hot springs after you get to Jhinu Danda. Your ABC Trek will take you to Siwai, from where you may take a car to Pokhara after you have enjoyed a fantastic day in Jhinu Dada.

For our clients who have already completed the ABC Trek, we additionally organize the subsequent treks in the Annapurna Region.

Benefits of Booking Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara with us

  • Pickup And Drop off service from and to Trek starting point and ending point
  • Green Valley Nepal Trek Duffle Bag
  • Green Valley Nepal Trek T-Shirt
  • Free Annapurna Base Camp Trek Map
  • An Oximeter to Check Blood Oxygen Saturation Levels.
  • Medical Kits - Which May Be Necessary In Certain Cases.

What You Can Expect from Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara?

ABC Trek from Pokhara package is a customized version of our classic 14-day Annapurna Base Camp trek mainly focusing on individuals staying in Pokhara. You can witness the same view of Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Range, and other peaks but in a short duration of time.

  • The same adventurous trekking to the base camp of Annapurna I but in a short period.
  • Exploring amazing natural vegetation, Himalayan agriculture, unique birds, and animals, springs, waterfalls, and suspension bridges.
  • A chance to experience the day-to-day life at the Himalayas, their culture, and traditions, chances to celebrate different festivals, and interact with the locals to know the place better.
  • Despite the easiness and less physically challenging trekking route, you can always expect obstacles like altitude sickness.
  • Warm and happy welcomes from the locals, lodges, and tea houses located throughout the journey and experience the hospitality offered.
  • Opportunity to explore two base camps in a single trip, Annapurna and Machhapuchhre Base Camp.

Is Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara Suitable For You?

ABC Trek from Pokhara can be accomplished within 6 days, where you can enjoy better facilities and a higher number of lodges throughout the route. If you are already in Pokhara and wondering by any chance you get an opportunity to participate in ABC Trek then Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara package is the one we recommend you.

To be a part of this amazing trekking journey, you do not need any prior experience of trekking and hiking. All you need is a clear mindset and an assist from the best trekking agency in Nepal. Our team arranges the perfect package for you to successfully visit the Annapurna Base Camp comfortably without much pressure and any sort of difficulties throughout the route.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara is moderately difficult and can be done by people of any age with a clear and strong mindset. It is comparatively easier and more convenient even for those who do not have any trekking experience.

Preparation for Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara

Preparing for the ABC Trek from Pokhara is crucial for a successful and enjoyable experience. Proper preparation will ensure that you are physically and mentally ready for the trek and that you have all the necessary gear, clothing, and equipment.

  • Physical preparation: The first and foremost preparation required for the ABC trek from Pokhara is physical fitness. For that, we recommend you do different cardio activities like cycling, playing outdoor games, running, doing cardio in the gym, and drinking plenty of water with nutrient-rich foods.
  • Mental preparation: Along with physical preparation, mental preparation is also equally important for a successful trek to ABC from Pokhara. There may come different challenges like altitude sickness, unpredictable weather conditions, and long days of hiking. To cope with all these obstacles, you need to be strong mentally as well.
  • Gear, Clothing, and Equipment: Another important part of the preparation for the ABC trek is having all the required gear, clothes, and equipment. We recommend trekkers carry hiking boots, warm clothing, rain gear, a good quality backpack, a sleeping bag, a sleeping mat, a headlamp, a water filter, and a first aid kit.
  • Acclimatization: The trek to ABC from Pokhara takes you to an altitude of 4,130 meters. At such high altitudes, altitude sickness is very common. To avoid altitude sickness, it's important to acclimatize properly by spending at least one night in Pokhara, and then gradually increasing altitude.
  • Research: Regardless of the trekking route you choose to go for, you need to do proper research first. It's important to know the distance, elevation, and trail conditions, as well as the best time of year to go, the availability of accommodation, and the estimated cost of the trek.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara Cost 2024 and 2025

Booking is now available for 2024 and 2025. Based on your time, money, and endurance, we are willing to alter this package to meet your necessities. Please check the table for the group price for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

No. of PaxStarting PriceInquiry
1USD 575SEND INQUIRY
2 to 5USD 500 per personSEND INQUIRY
6 to 10USD 450 per personSEND INQUIRY

Note that the above price is listed for group bookings made together or at the same time.

For more information regarding Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara Cost feel free to Contact Us or WhatsApp Us at any time. We are available 24x7 online.

Day to Day Itinerary
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Representative from Green Valley Nepal Treks will take you on from Pokhara to Siwai, where you will take some rest have lunch. It will take around 1.5 hours to reach from Pokhar to Siwai. After that you will set off on a trekking journey to Chomrong. The journey from Siwai to Chomrong acts as the preparation for the long trekking routes coming on your way. You will incline stone stairs while witnessing the mesmerizing farms and vegetation.

  • Tea House
  • Lunch, and Dinner
  • 2 to 3 Hours
  • 5 Kilometers

After taking a sound rest in the lodge at Chomrong, you will continue the journey towards another checkpoint, Dovan. Dovan is the gorge's bottom where you need to descend after ascending to a place named Bamboo.

Firstly you will cross the Chomrong Khola on a suspension bridge. After crossing the river, you will start an ascending journey to a place named Sinuwa. From there, you will walk through the woods to reach Bamboo after crossing Khuldighar. You will go on for a short descent from Bamboo unless you reach the final destination for Day 2, Dovan (2600m).

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 6 to 7 Hours
  • 8.6 Kilometers

On the third day, our guide will lead you to another checkpoint named Deurali, which stands at an altitude of 3230 meters. Firstly, you will go for a quiet walk to a place named Himalaya. You need to remember that loud noises are prohibited on the route from Dovan to Himalaya because of a nearby temple.

This part of the ABC trek from Pokhara contains several waterfalls but first, you will cross the bamboo woods leading into a rhododendron forest. The journey continues from Himalaya towards the Hinku cave, which gives a clear view of the glacial rivers. After that, you will descend a little until reaching a river and then again ascend to reach Deurali, the stop for the third day.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 5 to 6 Hours
  • 7.7 Kilometers

Today is the day when we reach the final destination of the ABC trek from Pokhara. Yes, after commencing your journey early in the morning, you will first reach the Macchapuchhre Base Camp (3712m). From here, you can enjoy the magnificent views of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Gangapurna, Himchuli and other mountains and several other mountains.

After exploring the MBC for some time, you will now trek along a less vegetated path that takes you to the Annapurna Base Camp (4130m). While on this part of the trek, you need to be careful about sudden avalanches. However, you will also closely witness the beauty of different snow-capped peaks like Annapurna range, Singuchuli, Macchhapuchhre, Tent Peak, etc.

You can utilize the rest of the time to explore the Annapurna Base Camp, collect memories, play with snow, and take photographs before going to sleep.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 4 to 5 Hours
  • 6.9 Kilometers

As this is a short trek, we will set on a returning journey right on the next day of reaching the ABC. With all the lifelong memories, you will bid farewell to the Annapurna Base Camp and descend towards Sinuwa. Throughout the path, you will be accompanied by the same mountain views, vegetation, and rhododendron and bamboo forests.

After crossing different local habitats, interacting with many people, and walking for about 7 to 8 hours, you will finally reach Sinuwa. There, you will rest in a lodge, have dinner, and prepare for another descending journey on the next day.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 7 to 8 Hours
  • 19 Kilometers

Today, you will reach the place from where you started walking towards the Annapurna Base Camp, Siwai. You will have a yummy and fulfilling breakfast in the lodge in Sinuwa and move towards Chomrong.

For lunch, you will stop by a place named Jhinu Danda, which is 45 minutes away from Chomrong. After lunch, you will reach Siwai, from where you may take a private vehicle and reach Pokhara. Once you reach Pokhara our ABC trek from Pokhara officially comes to an end.

  • Breakfast, and Lunch
  • 4 to 5 Hours
  • 10 Kilometers

Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

Cost Includes
  • 5 nights’ accommodation while you are on trekking (tea houses)
  • All neccessary permits for Annapurna Base Camp Trek 
  • 1 Professional Trekking Guide, all necessary insurance, meals, and allowances
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking
  • Private vehicle to Siwai (trek start point) from Pokhara
  • Private transport to Pokhara from a trek endpoint (Siwai)
  • One map of Annapurna Base Camp Trekking (between 2 people)
  • Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket (return after the trip) 
  • Trekking gear duffel bag for your trekking stuff
  • Green Valley Nepal Trek T-shirt and achievement certificate
Cost Excludes
  • International airfare, Nepal visa fees, and travel insurance
  • Lunch and Dinner in Pokhara
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, drinks, donations, etc.
  • Porter to carry your luggage during the trek, if you would like to take a porter it will cost you USD 120/porter.
  • Tips for guides and porters (expected at the end of the trek)
Add-ons & Options

Add-ons and Options

Green Valley Nepal Treks added new features to our website, including an add-ons option from which you could add extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara, a flight option to Pokhara, a flight option to Kathmandu from Pokhara, a porter to carry your luggage during the trek, etc.

To add extra services, click on the Book Now or Add to Cart button and select the services you would like to add to the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

If you have any confusion about our add-ons option, feel free to contact us via email or WhatsApp.

Departure Dates
Start:SaturdayMay 25, 2024
End:ThursdayMay 30, 2024
PriceUS$575
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Start:MondayMay 27, 2024
End:SaturdayJun 01, 2024
PriceUS$575
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Start:WednesdayMay 29, 2024
End:MondayJun 03, 2024
PriceUS$575
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Useful Info

Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara Best Time

No matter which base camp or summits you want to visit in Nepal, the best seasons always remain the same. This ABC Trek from Pokhara is best if done in Spring (March to May) and in the Autumn season (September to November). It completely depends on how challenging you want your trekking journey to be.

  • Spring Season (March to May): Spring, which lasts from March to May, offers mild temperatures, blooming rhododendron forests, and clear skies, making it ideal for trekking. The weather is generally stable, with fewer chances of rainfall or snowfall, providing excellent visibility of the stunning Himalayan scenery.
  • Autumn Season (September to November): Autumn, from September to November, is another favorable time for the trek. The weather is usually dry and stable, with clear skies and comfortable temperatures. The autumn months offer breathtaking views of the mountains, and the trails are generally less crowded compared to the peak spring season.

Food Availability on Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara

Nearly every tea house offers the same menu, which is set by the government and has set prices. At the bottom end of ABC Trek from Pokhara, the costs are reasonable; but, as you go higher, they do go up slightly.

Dal Bhat is a common choice that is very nourishing for hiking. It is one of the priciest options available, but it is worth it because you may have unlimited refills. For breakfast, there's a variety of pasta dishes, noodles, rice, and egg and toast combos.

Accommodation Facility on Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara

Accommodation facilities along the Annapurna Base Camp trek from Pokhara are quite diverse, catering to the needs of trekkers of all kinds. Along the Annapurna trekking route, there are numerous tea houses or lodges available for accommodation.

These range from basic to relatively comfortable, providing rooms with beds, blankets, and sometimes attached bathrooms with hot showers (though hot water may be limited and may come at an additional cost). Tea houses also offer communal dining areas where trekkers can enjoy meals.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara Difficulty

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek (ABC Trek) from Pokhara is considered a moderately challenging trek. Here's why:

  • Altitude: The trek reaches a maximum elevation of 4,130 meters (13,550 ft) at Annapurna Base Camp. This is high enough to cause altitude sickness, so proper acclimatization is essential.
  • Distance and Duration: The typical ABC trek from Pokhara itinerary is 6 days, with daily hikes of 5-7 hours. The total distance covered is around 81.1 kilometers.
  • Terrain: The terrain varies from well-marked trails to rocky and steep sections, particularly as you ascend higher. Some parts of the trail may involve steep ascents and descents, requiring a reasonable level of fitness and endurance.
  • Altitude Sickness: Altitude sickness is a potential risk as you ascend to higher altitudes. It's essential to acclimatize properly by taking rest days, staying hydrated, and recognizing the symptoms of altitude sickness.
  • Weather Conditions: Weather conditions can be unpredictable, especially at higher elevations. You may encounter rain, snow, or cold temperatures, particularly during the spring and autumn trekking seasons. Proper clothing and gear are essential to stay warm and dry.
  • Teahouse Accommodation: While teahouse accommodation is available along the route, facilities may be basic at higher altitudes. This includes shared bathrooms and limited amenities, which some trekkers may find challenging.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara Distance

It is roughly 81.1 kilometers from Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp. Road travel takes 44 kilometers from Pokhara to Nayapul, while hiking takes about 37.1 kilometers from Nayapul to Annapurna base camp.

Discover ancient kingdoms and magnificent mountain vistas as you trek over the Annapurna Ranges' magnificent Himalayan scenery. Take a soak in a natural hot spring, observe mule trains transporting supplies to far-flung settlements, see breathtaking glaciers, and traverse perfect rivers. Enjoy pleasant local company while unwinding in quaint mountain teahouses.

Travel Insurance for Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara

Travel insurance is an essential part of preparing for the ABC Trek from Pokhara. It not only provides financial protection in case of unexpected events but also peace of mind during your journey.

  • Medical coverage: The ABC Trek takes you to an altitude of 4,130 meters, which can cause altitude sickness. Travel insurance will provide coverage for any medical expenses incurred due to altitude sickness or other illnesses or injuries that may occur during the trek.
  • Emergency evacuation: Travel insurance will cover the cost of emergency evacuation in case of an accident or injury. This can be crucial in remote areas where medical facilities are limited.
  • Trip cancellation and interruption: Travel insurance will provide coverage for any unexpected cancellations or interruptions of your trip due to unforeseen circumstances such as illness, injury, or natural disasters.
  • Lost or stolen personal belongings: Travel insurance will provide coverage for any lost or stolen personal belongings during the trek. This includes items such as cameras, laptops, and other valuables.
  • Travel delay: Travel insurance will provide coverage for any unexpected travel delays due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight cancellations or natural disasters.

Altitude Sickness and Remedies on Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara

Altitude sickness, also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), is a common condition that can occur when trekking to high altitudes, such as the ABC Trek. This trekking route takes you to an altitude of 4,130 meters.

While on such heights anyone can catch altitude sickness due to the lower amount of oxygen at high altitudes, and it can affect anyone, regardless of their physical fitness or age factor.

To prevent altitude sickness, it's essential to acclimatize properly. This means taking your time and allowing your body to adjust to the altitude gradually. It's also important to stay hydrated and to eat well during the trek. Here are some remedies for altitude sickness:

  • Diamox: Diamox is a medication that can be taken to help prevent altitude sickness. It works by increasing the amount of oxygen in the blood, and it can be taken before and during the trek.
  • Rest: Resting and taking it easy is an essential part of preventing altitude sickness. It's important to avoid overexerting yourself and to take regular breaks during the trek.
  • Hydration: Staying hydrated is crucial in preventing altitude sickness. It's important to drink enough water and avoid alcohol and caffeine, which can dehydrate the body.
  • Oxygen: If you are experiencing severe symptoms of altitude sickness, an oxygen canister can be used to supplement the oxygen in your body.
  • Descend: If the symptoms are severe, it's important to descend to a lower altitude, where the air is thicker and contains more oxygen.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara Packing List

You need to be very aware and attentive while packing for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara package. For an easy and successful completion of the ABC trek from Pokhara, we recommend you have the following things on your packing list:

Clothing

  • Moisture-wicking base layers
  • Insulating layers (fleece or down jacket)
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket
  • Trekking pants
  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Trekking boots

Gear and Equipment

  • Backpack (30-40 liters)
  • Sleeping bag suitable for cold temperatures
  • Trekking poles
  • Headlamp or flashlight
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Water bottles or hydration system

Miscellaneous

  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • First aid kit
  • Camera or smartphone
  • Trekking permit and identification documents
  • Cash (Nepalese Rupees)

Check out our detailed recommended equipment list to know more about the packing list for Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara Odyssey.

What our travelers saysClient Reviews
  • TripAdvisor

    Amazing Journey from Pokhara to ABC with GVNT

    What views, what routes, everything is amazing about this trip. This trip to the Annapurna Base Camp raised my bar and now I am going for many more treks in Nepal for sure.

    E
    EricApril 11, 2024United States
  • TrustPilot

    Green Valley Nepal Treks as my ABC Trek Planner from Pokhara

    This was my first experience trekking in Nepal and honestly, choosing ABC trek from the Pokhara package was the second best thing I did. Yes, the first best thing was choosing Green Valley Nepal Treks as my trekking partner.

    M
    MarianoMarch 21, 2024New Zealand
FAQs
  • Both the ABC trek and the ABC trek from Pokhara are almost similar. ABC trek from Pokhara is a minimized version of the Annapurna Base Camp trek.

  • Yes, the ABC trek from Pokhara is comparatively easy than any other trekking route. So, even if you have never been to trekking, we recommend you to go for this one.

  • This trekking route is full of multiple lodges and tea houses which offer comfort, facilities, and multiple options for food as well.

  • Yes, almost all of the lodges throughout the Annapurna Base Camp trek have Wi-Fi access and also charging ports for your easiness.

  • Autumn and Spring are considered as the best season to participate in ABC Trek from Pokhara.

  • Yes, we recommend all travelers have travel insurance for the ABC trek from Pokhara because it can be useful in different situations throughout the trek.

  • If you want to go for the Annapurna Base Camp trek journey, we recommend you to train yourself physically and mentally. Also, try performing several outdoor exercises and activities like running, day hiking, cycling, etc. for better cardio.

  • We do not recommend or suggest any travelers to go for the ABC trek alone. You need to have an experienced guide to have a successful and efficient journey to the Annapurna Base Camp.

  • Yes, you will need to have an ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit) and TIMS (Trekker Information Management Service) to take part in the ABC trek from Pokhara.

  • Booking the ABC trek from Pokhara is very easy with Green Valley Nepal Treks. All you need to do isreach out to us and we will do the rest.

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