Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days - Shortest ABC Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek in 7 days is the best deal for anyone wanting to complete their Annapurna Base Camp Trek in the shortest way possible. This is one of the most famous treks in the Himalayas, taking you to the foot of the 10th-highest mountain in the world. Starting from Pokhara makes this trip cost-effective. Each step leads to the photogenic beauty of villages, rhododendron forests, rivers, and waterfalls. Views of mountains that welcome you since the beginning of the trek seem to get bigger and clearer moving further. Tea houses run by local people make staying in this rural and remote area comfortable. Staying with locals is also a great opportunity to learn about the isolated and preserved culture of the Gurung and Magar community.
Hiking inside the Annapurna Conservation Area also means a possible encounter with rare wild animals like the snow leopard, musk deer, and many more species. It is said that the Annapurna region is so diverse in flora, fauna, and geography that it can represent the whole of Nepal. Waking up in the lap of the Himalayas to beautiful sunrises over mountains and ending your day with golden sunsets is what makes the fatigue of trekking disappear. The cool breeze, chirping birds, and sound of flowing waterfalls also keep you motivated along the trek.
Reaching the destination and spending the night at the Base Camp away from light pollution also gives you the chance to stargaze millions of stars in the Milky Way galaxy. Another amazing thing you can do is hop into the hot spring in Jhinu Danda surrounded by lush forests and the Himalayas.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days Highlights
- Explore the well-preserved culture and traditions of the Magar and Gurung people
- Trek inside the Annapurna Conservation Area, a habitat of various exotic plants, animals, and birds
- Dip into the natural hot spring of Jhinu and relax while being surrounded by the outstanding beauty of nature
- Stand at the foot of Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Machhapuchhre
- Catch outstanding views of sunrises over the peaks of the Annapurna range from Poon Hill
- Enjoy the panoramic view of mountains like Annapurna, Machhapuchhare, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Varaha Shikhar, Lamjung Himal, etc.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7-day route
This Annapurna Base Camp Trek starts from Pokhara with a ride to Nayapul and treks to Jhinu Danda. You will trek to Sinuwa on the 2nd day and to Deurali on the 3rd day. Finally, you will reach Annapurna Base Camp on the 4th-day trekking via Machhapuchhre Base Camp. This trek itinerary is designed to take you not only to Annapurna Base Camp but also to Machhapuchhre Base Camp which gives mesmerizing views of mountains like Machhapuchhre, Lumjung, Annapurna I, II, and III. To return, you will walk downhill towards Bamboo and then to Jhinu Danda. On the 7th day, you will trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara completing the Annapurna Base Camp trek.
Weather and temperature of Annapurna Base Camp trek 7 days
Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 days takes you through a variety of landscapes and therefore, you may experience a diverse range of weather conditions like any Himalayan region. Since you will be trekking in a relatively low region, you will not experience any dramatic weather shifts as you would do in places higher than 4000 meters and more.
During spring and autumn, you will not witness heavy rainfall, snowfall, or very low temperatures. The daytime temperature will be mild enough to let you trek in just a shirt and a pair of shorts.
While trekking in winter, you need to pack thermal insulation as temperatures sometimes can get low during early nights and late evenings. Summer coincides with the monsoon season, which means a lot of rainfall. The path can get slippery and you may need to trek carefully. These minor challenges just test your endurance, expand your horizons and let you feel a sense of adventure.
Food, Water, and Accommodation
During the trek, you will stay in the tea houses run by local people. These tea houses may not be luxurious, but they will provide you with the basic accommodation service. You can expect to have food items such as dal bhat, fried rice, eggs, vegetables, pasta, noodles, soup, etc. You will likely get the opportunity to taste some traditional local food items made by Gurung and Magar people. For drinking water, you need to either fill your water bottles with boiled water in tea houses or use water purification pills.
The difficulty of Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 day
Our Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7-day route takes you to only one station at an altitude higher than 3000 meters which means a lower risk of altitude sickness and the temperature is also not so extreme. But, having to walk an average distance of 40 meters daily, uphill for 7 days makes the difficulty of this trek moderate. It also depends on the time of your trek. Trekking in pleasant weather without slippery trails and extreme cold can make it relatively easy.