Key Information

  • Destination:
    Nepal
  • Accommodation:
    3 Star Hotel + Tea House Lodge
  • Foods:
    Breakfast in City + BLD in Trek
  • Transportation:
    Private Vehicle + Tourist Bus
  • Min Person:
    1

About Annapurna Base Camp Trek 10 Days

Annapurna Base Camp 10 Days trek is an amazing opportunity to those who want to complete this amazing trek in a short time. Starting from Pokhara, it just takes 7 days to complete your Annapurna Base Camp trek and return to Pokhara. 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 route to let you explore everything in the fastest possible way. The landscapes you get to view during these 7 days are amazing as you get panoramic views of the mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Himchuli, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, etc. and walk past beautiful rhododendron, bamboo and oak forests with few settlements. Sights of sunrise from Poonhill is spectacular over the mighty mountains. 

One of the amazing spots in during this trek is a hot spring known as Jhinu where you can dive and relieve your fatigue. Annapurna region is also home to different species of birds and animals and is covered in alpine forest. Reaching Annapurna Base Camp is a wonderful experience to have and the trail offers other things that are equally amazing. 

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 and save as much time as possible.

 

ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP 10 DAYS TREK HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enjoy the scenic bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kyumi
  • Walk through the lush forests of rhododendrons and oaks on the side of the Modi Khola
  • Explore the unique cultures and traditions of Magar and Gurung people
  • Hike to Poon Hill, the viewpoint for the best sunrise/sunset views over Annapurna ranges
  • Catch the breathtaking panoramic view of Annapurna range from different perspectives along the way
  • Walk past several rivulets and cascading waterfalls and cross hundreds of suspension bridge
  • Explore the diverse flora and fauna along with a variety of birds inside the vast jungles of Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Opportunity to get to two Base Camps in a single trek (Annapurna Base Camp and Machhapuchhre Base Camp)
  • Spend a night at Annapurna Base Camp with the awe-inspiring view of night sky/milky way on light pollution free environment
  • Enjoy the warm hospitality of the locals during the trek
  • Dive into the hot water spring at Jhinu Danda and bath away from the trek’s lethargy
  • Catch many photographic spots during the trek on almost every point of your trek

 

What to Expect:

1. Food and Accommodation

Food and accommodation during this trek are minimalistic since the areas falling in the trekking route are far from modern and easy transportation. You will stay at a teahouse providing 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. Other meals are not included to let you explore different restaurants with various cuisines depending on what you like. 
 

2. Pokhara

Annapurna Base Camp trek starts as you head towards Pokhara. Pokhara is famous for its beautiful lakes. Apart from that, it offers various places you can go sightseeing like temples and caves. Sarangkot is a viewpoint from where you can get amazing views of mountains like Dhawalagiri, Annapurna I, Machhapuchhre, etc. during sunset. It is also a tourist hub and has different places like bars and cafes to chill and enjoy yourselves. 
 

3. Poon Hill

Poon Hill is another viewpoint to get mesmerizing view of mountains. This place is popular for viewing Himalayas during sunrise or sunsets. It is really fun activity to wake up early and reach there to get outstanding views of mountains during sunrise. Poon Hill itself is a trekking destination of many who don’t have enough time to complete Annapurna Base Camp trek. 
 

4. Machhapuchhre Base Camp

Machhapuchhre Base Camp lies on the foot of Mt. Machhapuchhre and gives you the outstanding views of mountains of Annapurna Range including Machhapuchhre, Lumjung, Annapurna I, II, and III and other surrounding peaks. 
 

5. Annapurna Base Camp

Annapurna Base Camp is where we set out to reach and lies at the foot of Annapurna I. You can see the glaciers and other snow-capped mountains of Annapurna Range including the majestic view of Annapurna I. A night at this Base Camp stargazing millions or stars and galaxies, far from worldly distractions, is one of the most beautiful experiences one can have in life. 
 

6. Traditional Gurung & Magar community

People of various ethnic groups live in this preserved region of Annapurna while Magar and Gurung predominate the percentage among all. They preserve their culture and traditions in their day to day lives while you can explore them living with them for all these days. They are mostly tea houses owners or villagers busy in their livelihood. They are famous for showing warm hospitality to travelers and our guides will help you communicate with them.
 

7. Jhinu Hot Spring

While returning from Annapurna Base Camp, you can find a hot spring near Jhinu Danda known as Jhinu Hot Spring. This is where you can dive and release your stress while enjoying the healing hot water and the beautiful landscape. 
 

8. Breathtaking views of landscapes and mountains

One of the major attractions of this and many other treks in regions of Nepal are the beautiful landscapes you can find along the way. Since the beginning of the trek, the surrounding mountains, forests, rivers and waterfalls welcome and sooth you. Trekking is a strenuous activity and these are the things that keep you going, the beautiful scenery. As the trek progresses, mountains like Machchapuchhre, Nilgiri and Annapurna seem to get closer and more mesmerizing. Several suspension bridges make this trek even more fun and exciting.
 

9. Diverse flora and fauna

Annapurna Base Camp lies on the restricted Annapurna Conservation area which is also a home to different species of birds, plants and animals. You get to see various animals on their natural habitats. The chirping of the birds soothes you as you trek on the rough path.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek 10 Days Itinerary & Map

DAY 01: Arrival at Kathmandu
  • Picking you up at Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Transferring you to a three-star hotel

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 for shopping, try new food, get a massage, etc. Tour briefing and necessary permits will be given to you by Sublime Trails.

Accommodation: 3-star hotel
Expected Temperature: (3.1 - 27.2) °C
Elevation: 1345 m

 
DAY 02: Scenic Bus Ride and Arrival at Lake City, Pokhara
  • Have a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Explore the lakes (Phewa, Begnas), caves and vibrant  streets of Pokhara
  • Enjoy the  spectacular sunset from Sarangkot

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.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: 3-star hotel
Expected Temperature: (7.3 - 29.7) °C
Elevation: 820 m

 

DAY 03: Drive from Pokhara to Kyumi and Trek to Chhomrong
  • Early morning drive from Pokhara to Kyumi
  • Almost flat walk till Jhinu / Hot Spring and about an hour climbing from there.
  • Explore the Chhomrong town where Nepalese Gurung community reside
  • Enjoy the view of South peak and Mount Fishtail to the other side of the valley

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Expected Temperature: (1.6 - 24.2) °C
Elevation: 2170 m
Trek Duration: 3-4 hours approx.

 

DAY 04: Chhomrong to Himalaya
  • Descend through  2500 stone stairs and ascend the rocky path after crossing Chhomrong Khola
  • Walk past the Bamboo forest, a damp and cold route packed with views of a large variety of rhododendron and oak trees
  • Get an incredible view of Mt Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna III, Gandharva Chuli and Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, etc.

Leaving Chhomrong, you will get amazing views of  Macchapucchre and Annapurna South and Hinchuli. 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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Expected Temperature: (-3.2 - 17.4) °C
Elevation: 2920 m
Trek Duration: 5-6 hours approx.

 

DAY 05: Himalaya to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700 m) to Annapurna Base Camp
  • Hike to your final destination Annapurna Base Camp, stopping over Machhapuchhre Base Camp for a while
  • Witness the stunning view of Machhapuchhre, Mt Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III Gandharva, and Gangapurna Chuli
  • Spend a night at Annapurna Base Camp under the awe-inspiring views of the night sky and the Milky Way

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Expected Temperature: (-10 - 7) °C
Elevation: 4130 m
Trek Duration: 7-8 hours approx.

 

DAY 06: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo
  • Descend down to Sinuwa following the same trail through the village between Chhomrong and Bamboo
  • Admire the scenic landscapes along the way
  • Spend the night at Bamboo Tea House

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Expected Temperature: (0.4- 23.2) °C
Elevation: 2310 m
Trek Duration: 6-7 hours approx.

 

DAY 07: Trek to Jhinu Danda from Bamboo
  • Go on an uphill trek to Kuldi Ghar and down to Chhomrong Khola
  • Explore renowned hot springs then pass the rhododendron and oak forests to get to Chhomrong
  • Walk through the steep paths to Jhinu Danda when enjoy and relieve your fatigue from the journey diving into hot springs

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Expected Temperature: (1.9 - 24.3) °C
Elevation: 1780 m
Trek Duration: 5-6 hours approx.

 

DAY 08: Trek from Jhinu to Nayapul and Drive to Pokhara
  • Enjoy the last day of you trekking descending to Nayapul from Jhinu Danda
  • Enjoy the mesmerizing view of western Mountain range, landscapes and forest
  • Drive Back to Pokhara from Nayapul
  • Spend the night at Pokhara

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.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation: 3-star hotel
Expected Temperature: (7.3 - 29.7) °C
Elevation: 820 m
Trek Duration: 5-6 hours approx.

 

DAY 09: Drive or Fly Back to Kathmandu
  • Bus ride or flight to Kathmandu from Pokhara
  • Enjoy the mesmerizing landscapes and rivers along the way
  • Enjoy the farewell dinner where you get to share and hear the trip experience among other trekkers

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.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Accommodation: 3-star hotel
Expected Temperature: (3.1 - 27.2) °C
Elevation: 1345 m

 

DAY 10:  Farewell
  • Drive you to the airport and wish you goodbye

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.

Accommodation: Breakfast

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Inclusions

  • Airport pickup and drop service
  • 3-starred hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Teahouse/lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Tourist Bus transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back. And also includes the transportation to and from Pokhara to Nayapul
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara and all meals during the trek
  • Two nights Hotel accommodation in Pokhara at B/B Basis
  • Well experienced guide, Assistant guide and Porter for the trek
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project entrance fees, TIMS card fee
  • Necessary paperwork with Government of Nepal and Tax department
  • All the necessary insurance for Sublime's crew
  • All the necessary Bus, Car and Jeep Service for the trip
  • Sublime First Aid kit carried by our Guide
  • Sleeping bags and Down jackets on rentals (to be returned to the company after the trip)
  • Salary, equipment, food, and accommodation for Sublime’s crew
  • Emergency Evacuation Assistance Service. Although the cost of the Helicopter, Hospital cost and necessary transport are not payable by the company
  • Any meal other than breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Monuments entrance fees
  • Rescue and travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal injury. We strongly advise you to use your personal travel insurance
  • Any extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountains (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, cold drinks, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, etc)
  • Any alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks and drinking water during the trip
  • Any desserts
  • The Nepal entry visa fee
  • Tips for Sublime’s crew

Departure Notes

All the dates and prices are guaranteed,  If these dates are not suitable contact us for other departure dates we promise you to depart in different dates. 

Departure Dates

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27 Sep, 2019 - 06 Oct, 2019 Available $620 USD

Annapurna Base Camp Trek 10 Days Reviews

Rated 5/5 based on 3 reviews

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!

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!!!

The boss, Ram, is very friendly and hospitable. He picked us up from the airport personally when we first arrived at Kathmandu and ensured that we had the equipment required for the trek before the start of our trek. After our trek, he also hosted a farewell dinner for us and gathered feedback regarding our trip so as to improve future trek planning. His effort is notable. Our guide, Mr. Hari, is witty and humorous. He is also very knowledgeable about the trek and the different mountains, giving us good advice and information along the trek. He also set a good pace for us, thus making the trek more manageable. Thanks to Mr. Hari, we were very entertained throughout the trip even though there was no wifi. I'll definitely miss the days when we played cards, did poser shots and shared cultural and historical exchanges in the mountains. As we had a few more days in Kathmandu after the trek, he kindly shared with us the various places of attraction that we could go. Eventually, we decided to go Nagarkot and Ram was very nice to help us arrange the transportation and accommodation even though we informed him quite late. A very big thank you to our assistant guide, Suman, and our porters, Bibeck and Gonga, for carrying our backpacks and all the assistance provided during the trip!  From jungle trails to glacier walks, we experienced different types of terrain while trekking to ABC. Along the way, the views that greeted us were awesome! Can never get enough of the rolling greens and snow-capped mountains! Really appreciate the efforts from the Sublime Trails team in making our ABC trek a memorable and amazing one! Would highly recommend Sublime Trails!

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