Highlights

  • Embark on one of Nepal's most famous treks
  • Stand at the foot of Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Machhapuchhre
  • Dive into the natural hot spring of Jhinu and relax while being surrounded by outstanding beauty of nature
  • Enjoy the panoramic view of mountains like Annapurna, Machhapuchhare, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Varaha Shikhar, Lamjung Himal, etc.Visit Lakes like Phewa and Begnas, caves like Mahendra cave and Bat cave and temples like Bindhyabasini and Tal Barahi in Pokhara
  • Explore the unique and vibrant tradition and culture of Magar and Gurung people
  • Trek inside the Annapurna Conservation Area habitat of various exotic plants, animals and birds

About 10 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp 10 Day Trek is an amazing opportunity for those who want to complete this amazing trek without going too slow or rushing it. We have an Annapurna Base Camp 7 day package and a Annapurna Base Camp 14 day package, so this is the happy medium. It takes just 10 days roundtrip from Kathmandu. Our itinerary is designed to take you to the heart of Annapurna Sanctuary providing fabulous views of the mountains of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Range. 

The route this trek takes is the shortest possible one to let you explore everything in the fastest possible way. The landscapes you get to view during these 10 days are amazing, as you get panoramic views of peaks like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Himchuli, Manaslu, and Machhapuchhre while walking past beautiful rhododendron, bamboo and oak forests with a few settlements in between. 

One of the memorable spots during this trek is a hot spring known as Jhinu where you can dive and relieve your fatigue. The steaming waters feel especially good on your sore muscles. Annapurna region is also home to different species of birds and animals and is covered in an alpine forest. Reaching Annapurna Base Camp is a wonderful experience to have and the trail wil never cease to amaze you.

Not only this trek offers the beauty of nature and thrill of trekking, but it also is a great way to explore the unique culture, tradition, and lifestyle of Magar and Gurung people residing in this region. Sublime Trails has tailored this package in such a way that you don't miss any of these or other amazing things that you would get in a regular Annapurna Base Camp Trek while saving as much time as possible for other activities in Nepal.
 

Route to Annapurna Base Camp 10 Days

Leaving Kathmandu, the route to Annapurna Base Camp takes you to Pokhara by a flight or a ride. After arriving in Pokhara, a bus ride to Kyumi marks the start of your trek as you hike up to Chhomrong. The next day, you will head towards a village named Himalaya. The trail finally takes you to Annapurna Base Camp on the 5th day via Machhapuchhre Base Camp. While returning from Annapurna Base Camp, you will head towards Bamboo. The next day, you dive into the hot spring near Jhinu Danda, known as Jhinu Hot Spring. After leaving Jhinu, you will trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara and return to Kathmandu on the 9th day.
 

Difficulty

Annapurna Base Camp 10 days trek is a moderate grade trip with most stops with an altitude under 3000 meters. Just for two days, you will remain at a higher elevation than that. During this trek, however, you will walk an average of 5-6 hours a day for 10 days. Climbing the 3000 steps to the village of Ulleri can get a bit physically demanding. Trekking in peak seasons, you will not encounter any dramatic weather shifts. Any exercise or preparation though not strictly required can help you a lot.
 

Food and Accommodation

Food and accommodation during this trek are minimalistic since the areas falling in the trekking route are far from modern. You will stay at teahouses that provide simple and clean services. Heaters are only found in the dining halls and food like pasta, noodles, dal bhat, potatoes, vegetables, cereals, eggs, rice, soup, etc. are served. You may get private single, double, triple rooms or even rooms shared with more people depending on the season. While in Kathmandu and Pokhara, you will stay at a 3-star hotel providing breakfast. In the city, lunch and dinner are not included, but that allows you to explore different restaurants with various cuisines depending on what you like. 

Itinerary

Expand all +Hide all -

You will arrive at Kathmandu airport and will be transferred to a hotel there. You will stay in this hotel during your days in Kathmandu. There you can freshen up and rest or go out shopping, try new food, get a massage, etc. Tour briefing and necessary permits will be given to you by Sublime Trails.

Today you will go to Pokhara. It is a 6-7 hours ride from Kathmandu during which you can enjoy the amazing landscapes. Upon reaching Pokhara, the city famous for the outstanding beauty of its lakes. You will check into a hotel and rest for a while. Begnas Lake, Phewa Lake, Mahendra Cave, Bat Cave, Taal Barahi Temple, Sarangkot are some of the many places you can visit here. You can also find different bars, spas, hotels where you can chill in the evening.

After waking up in Pokhara and having breakfast, you will again ride to Kyumi. Then you start your trekking by walking an almost flat terrain for a few hours. Then you will reach Jhinu Hot spring and ascend for about an hour. You will reach Chomrong town and explore the culture and tradition of ethnic Gurung tribe living there. It is a gateway to the shrine of Annapurna. You can see various types of birds and animals along the way.

Leaving Chhomrong, you will get amazing views of Macchapucchre and Annapurna South and Himchuli. You will descend through 2500 stone stairs, during which you will cross Sinuwa village after crossing Chhomrong Khola. First, you will ascend the for a while and then walk a steep descent to Bamboo. In about an hour, you will reach Dovan. You will cross enchanting rhododendron and oak forest to reach Himalaya.

Today you will head towards Annapurna Base Camp after getting to Machhapuchhre Base Camp. It is almost 4-5 hours of the uphill walk until reaching Machhapuchhre Base Camp. You will get outstanding views of mountains like Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Himchuli, Gandharva Chuli, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, etc. from there. Continuing your trek for another two hours, you will reach Annapurna Base Camp and spend your night there.

Enjoy the view of Annapurna I, Barahi Shikhar, Tent Peak, Annapurna South, Himchuli, Gandharva Chuli. Returning the same route, you will first get to Bamboo then to Deurali to Himalaya to Dovan and finally reach Bamboo. It is a downhill trek and takes about 6 hours of descent. You will stay at a tea house there.

Returning, we will ascend the hill to reach Kuldi Ghar and descend to reach Chhomrong Khola. You can climb through stone-paved stairs for almost an hour to reach Chhomrong and descend down to get to the Jhinu hot spring of Modi Khola. You can dive into the hot spring and relieve your stress. You will sleep at a tea house in Jhinu Danda after having dinner.

After waking up in Jhinu, you will start trek and head towards Pokhara through Siwai. You will walk for about 4 hours and trek towards Nayapul. Along the way, you get to see many waterfalls and western mountain ranges. It is quite a scene to observe. Reaching Nayapul, you will board a private bus with your guide and group to reach Pokhara.

Returning to Kathmandu, you will have lots of things you can do. Since this is the last day you will spend in Nepal, you can buy souvenirs for your friends and family. You can also buy fancy handicrafts, pashmina, special teas, statues, decoratives, etc. If you have enough time you can stroll around or visit cultural and religious places in Kathmandu. You can go to spas and get a massage and you can go to bars and enjoy live music. In the evening, Sublime Trails will organize a farewell dinner for you where you can enjoy cultural food and watch cultural dance performed by local dancers.

Our representative will drop you to Tribhuvan International Airport and you will fly back to your homeland or to your next destination. If you plan to extend your holidays and want to take part in other fun activities or trek to other regions of Nepal, we will be happy to help you.

Want to read it later?

Download this trip's brochure.

What's included

  • Meals: 
    9 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners
  • Accommodation: 
    3-Star accommodation in Kathmandu for 2 days
    3-Star accommodation in Pokhara for 2 days
    Tea house accommodation along the way for 5 days
  • Transportation:   
    All land transportation with pickups and drops
  • Guides and Porters:
    One guide and assistant guide between 6 people 
    1 porter for two people (A porter can carry up to 30 kg)
  • Entry Fees and Permits:
    Annapurna Conservation Area Entrance Fee
    TIMS Card
  • Miscellaneous: 
    Down jacket, a Sleeping bag which should be refunded to the company after the trip
    Necessary paperwork with the government of Nepal and Tax department
    All the necessary insurance for the guides and porters
    First Aid service in case of minor injuries
    Salary, food, and accommodation for guides and porters
  • Any meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects (We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to any reason
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, cold drinks, bottled or boiled water, hot shower, etc.)
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including mineral water
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Tipping for the Sublime crew

Availabilities

Start DateEnd DateDurationStatusPrice 
01 Nov, 202010 Nov, 202010 DaysAvailableUS$620
08 Nov, 202017 Nov, 202010 DaysAvailableUS$620
15 Nov, 202024 Nov, 202010 DaysAvailableUS$620
22 Nov, 202001 Dec, 202010 DaysAvailableUS$620
29 Nov, 202008 Dec, 202010 DaysAvailableUS$620

On our trip status section 'AVAILABLE' means the trip is guaranteed and available on the given price. If you book the trip through the direct booking section, you will receive a payment invoice instantly and receive a confirmation email within 24 hours.

Good to know

Can I start my trek from Pokhara?

If you’re already in Pokhara or if you want us to manage your trek from Pokhara, you should book our Annapurna Base Camp 7 days trek or contact us. 
​​​​​

Does this trek itinerary take me to Ghorepani, Poon Hill or Ghandruk? 

To make this trek shorter than regular Annapurna Base Camp trek, this itinerary doesn’t include Ghorepani, Poon Hill or Ghandruk villages. However, if you can extend your trip and make it 2-3 days longer, you can include a trek to those villages.

Can't find the right answer?

Let our experienced team help you with your enquiries

FAQs

If you’re already in Pokhara or if you want us to manage your trek from Pokhara, you should book our Annapurna Base Camp 7 days trek or contact us. 

To make this trek shorter than regular Annapurna Base Camp trek, this itinerary doesn’t include Ghorepani, Poon Hill or Ghandruk villages. However, if you can extend your trip and make it 2-3 days longer, you can include a trek to those villages.

Customer Reviews

  • Epic Bucket list Trip to ABC!

    - Jayce Soh, Singapore

    A good friend recommended Sublime Trails after her great experience trekking with them back in May 2017. My Group did a 10 day trek to ABC with Sublime Trails, I’m very happy that everything was very well planned out and they were very flexible with our requests as well.

    It was our first trip into Nepal so naturally we had a lot of questions and concerns. Ram was patient in addressing our concerns about the trip and itinerary. Sleeping bags, Down Jackets were all included thankfully!

    Our flight got delayed unfortunately and Ram checked in with us closer to our date, he was very considerate and thoughtful to arrange another transport in at a later timing for us to travel into Pokhara so we have more time to rest. No worries about needing the money changer or buying last minute gear it was settled quickly as well.

    Met our lovely guide Mr Hari and Porters (Bhim, Dhurba)in Kathmandu early morning. Hari bought fruits for our trip so we had fresh cut fruits every day at the tea lodges!

    Was doing this trek with my father aged 66, we had some trouble ascending quick enough to meet the planned itinerary, our guide was quick to make changes to our itinerary and rebook our accommodations along the way. Thanks to Mr Hari, we were all able to complete the climb without stress. 

    It helps to sit down with the team every night to discuss any concerns for the next day climb, great teamwork from everyone!

    Big shout out to our lovely Mr Hari for his entertainment, advice, care and concern throughout the trip and our very attentive and supportive porters Bhim and Dhurba!

    So much fun and laughter along this adventure, truly pampered! Huge thank you to the team for making this trip so enjoyable! See you guys for the next trip out to Everest!

  • Strangers to friends, truly a memorable Annapurna Base Camp trek for all of us!

    - Celestine Lim, Singapore

    Signed up for the Annapurna Base Camp trek with Sublime Trails after a friend's recommendation as they have experience bringing Singapore JC students for trekking trips. Ram replies very promptly to my emails and multiple questions before the trip. He even came to pick the five of us up personally when we touched down in Kathmandu. 

    Some of my friends were worried about the trek as this was the first time they are trekking and what's more, such a long duration and altitude but our worries were unfounded.

    Guide Hari, (we call him "Mr. Hari") met us at Pokhara as he just completed a poonhill trek. Even so, he was still very energetic and started to brief us about the trek and ensure we got everything we need. He even brought us to buy some trekking stuff the next day.

    Throughout the whole trek, Mr. Hari is very knowledgeable about the mountains, pointing out the various peaks to us as we climb (Annapurna I, Annapurna south, fishtail, himchuli etc.). His trekking pace was also very good so that we don't get burnt out easily. 

    You have to pay for wifi at the teahouses, and because sometimes they were not working due to the weather, we decided to be disconnected from the outside world. Thought it will be boring but Mr. Hari will always try to entertain us, sharing with us his experience, Nepali history, culture and even thought us how to play some of their local card games. Will recommend everyone not to buy the wifi and immerse yourself into the beautiful mountains! 

    Don't expect very nice food in the mountains. Food was decent, we had dal baht almost every meal as there's a saying: Dah baht power 24 hours! unlimited refill of rice, dahl, and potatoes. We also had noodles, momo, pizza, omelet, bread, and soup. Mr. Hari always makes sure we have enough food to eat and he will advise when we should avoid meat as they may not be fresh. All of us felt that we gained weight during the trek!

    One of our friends sprained his ankle during the 3rd day of the trek and our assistant guide Suman was very caring, trekking patiently beside him, making sure he doesn't fall again. He also carried the fruits throughout the trek so that we have cut fruits every night. 

    Shoutout to our porters too, Bibeck and Gongga who carried our heavy trekking bags and sleeping bags. Though they can't speak English well to us, they tried to communicate in their own way with us, always looking very cheerful. 

    The view at Annapurna Base Camp was spectacular and breathtaking! Pictures don't do justice to the place, you got to be there to experience the beauty of the Himalayans! 

    Overall, we had lots of fun and laughter, took many beautiful pictures and most importantly, made great memories during the whole trek. Will definitely recommend Sublime trails to everyone and hope to be back soon!!!