Annapurna Base Camp trek 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 taking you to the foot of the 10th highest mountain in the world. Starting from Pokhara makes this trip cost-effective and each step leads to the photographic beauty of villages, rhododendron forests, rivers, and waterfalls. Views of mountains that welcomes 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 isolated area for several days possible. Staying with locals is also a great opportunity to learn about the isolated and preserved culture of Gurung and Magar community.
Walking inside the Annapurna Conservation Area also means a possible encounter with rare wild animals like snow leopard and musk deer. It is said that the Annapurna region is so diverse in flora, fauna, and geography that it can represent the whole 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 trek disappear. The chirping of birds and sounds of river and waterfalls also keeps you motivated along the trek. 7 days Annapurna Base Camp trek 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.
This trek itinerary is designed to take you to 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. 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 to dive into the hot spring in Jhinu Danda surrounded by the outstanding Himalayas and natural beauty.
ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP 7 DAYS TREK HIGHLIGHTS
- Enjoy the scenic bus ride from Pokhara to Nayapul
- Walk through the lush forests of rhododendrons and oaks on the side of the Modi Khola
- Explore the unique cultures and traditions of Magar people in the villages along the way
- 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 the 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 the trek’s lethargy
- Catch the most photographic spots during the trek on almost every point you encounter
Though this package starts from Pokhara, you can also start this trek from Kathmandu. We have various options for transportation and accommodation depending on your choice. To start this trip from Kathmandu, you have three transportation options:
1. Tourist Bus
Tourist Bus from Kathmandu takes 7-8 hours to reach Pokhara. This bus usually leaves at 7 am stopping two times for meals i.e. Breakfast and Lunch. Tourist Buses charges you from 10 to 25 USD and you can choose cheaper ones or the expensive one depending on your budget.
2. Private Transportation:
Sublime Trails can organize a private car or jeep to take you from Kathmandu to Pokhara. It is a more flexible option since it will leave Kathmandu according to your preference. It will cost around 150 USD and a maximum of 4 people can share it. If more people want to ride together, a larger jeep can also be provided which will have a different cost. It takes 5 to 6 hours to reach Pokhara for a private vehicle.
3. Domestic Flights
A domestic flight will take you to Pokhara from Kathmandu in about 25 minutes giving you the scenic aerial view of valley and mountains. It costs 125 USD (for non-Nepalese travelers). Also, make sure that you book a flight as early as you can in peak seasons. Else, no tickets may be available for you.
Note: I case you want to start this trip from Kathmandu, accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara can also be managed upon your request. Contact us to know about the price and any other info.
What To Expect:
1. Food and Accommodation
During the trekking, 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 Bhaat, fried rice, eggs, vegetables, pasta, noodles, soup, etc. You also might get opportunities to taste some traditional local food items made by Gurung and Magar people.
2. Annapurna Base Camp and Machhapuchhre Base Camp
Annapurna Base Camp trekking is the final destination of our 7 days trekking journey. It provides you with an amazing view of the snow-capped mountains, glaciers, and other landscapes. Situated at the foot of Annapurna I, closest-ever and a magnificent view of Annapurna massif can be seen from here. A night spent here under the starry sky might be one of the best experiences of a lifetime. The sunrise over the Himalayas looks mesmerizing from here.
You spend a few moments at Machhapuchhre Base camp which also offers you a wonderful view of the mountains and glaciers. Depending upon the time you reach there, you might get to see the beautiful sunset view from here.
3. Traditional Gurung Magar community
Annapurna Conservation area is dominated by Gurung and Magar ethnic communities. Annapurna Base Camp trek is one a wonderful opportunity to explore the lifestyle, culture and tradition of these communities. They have maintained their unique culture and tradition. Along the way, you will stay in these villages where you can explore and get to know them closely. Their warm hospitality at the end of the day in the tea houses is the best thing to have.
4. Jhinu Hot spring
Jhinu hot springs are natural hot springs situated at the bank of the Modi Khola between the mountains. Diving into these hot springs after days of trekking is the best way to relax. It is believed that diving into these hot springs makes your pain go away. You can enjoy the serene environment of the surrounding while taking a bath in the hot springs. You will have this beautiful experience while returning from Annapurna Base Camp.
5. View of the landscapes and mountains
Annapurna Base Camp trekking provides you with a plethora of amazing landscapes and mountains. Ever since you start your journey from Pokhara, you will get the beautiful view of the panorama of Annapurna range. The trail passes through the river valleys, ridges covered in lush forests accompanied by rivers and waterfalls. You get to see mountains like Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri, and Annapurna Massif. These mountains get closer and look more beautiful the further you walk towards your destiny. Annapurna Base Camp and Machhapuchhre Base Camp are the best viewpoints to enjoy the view.
6. Diverse flora and fauna
Annapurna Conservation Area is a great place to explore the wildlife. The forest in this area varies from subtropical to alpine dominated by rhododendron, oak and pine trees. These forests are home to many species of birds and wild animals. You can expect to see some of the rare animals such as snow leopards, musk deer, monal, etc. Along the way, you will get to see a different type of colorful birds as well.