Best Doable Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itineraries 14 Days, 10 Days, 7 Days and 5 days

  • Ram Khadka
  • Feb 5, 2023

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek is doable with different itineraries as you'll get plenty of hiking options around Pokhara and nearby ethnic Gurung villages and viewpoints before hiking the main trek route, reaching the base camp, and returning successfully. The most preferred itineraries include 14 days, 10 days, 7 days, and 5 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Whichever route and number of days you prefer, you'll hike the places like Jhinu, Chhomrong, Sinuwa, the Himalayas, Deurali, Machhapuchhre Base Camp, and the base camp of Annapurna, the places on the main route. If you want to hike other places before hiking on the main route, you'll get several hike options like Hile, Ghorepani, Poon Hill, Kyumi, Tadapani, Ghandruk, etc.

In this various Itinerary blog, we'll guide you through some most preferred hiking destinations and then the standard trek route from Jhinu to the base camp of Annapurna.

14 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary

It's the longest Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary you'll find. The 14 days hike on this trip takes you through the most beautiful and aesthetic villages of Annapurna sanctuary. Instead of directly starting the hike, with this 14-day itinerary, you'll hike to places like Hile, Ghorepani, Poon Hill, and Tadapani, before joining the base camp route in Chhomrong.

After flying from Kathmandu to Pokhara, first, you'll take a drive to Nayapul and start hiking to Hile. Hile is the vantage point of Annapurna Sanctuary with preserved cultures and ethnicity. Here, the traditional houses, stone paved trails, and ethnic attires are the focal attraction.

From Hile, you'll hike to Ghorepani, Poon Hill, and Tadapani, the ultimate viewpoints of the Annapurna region best known for the alluring sunrise and sunset. Trekkers even plan the hike to Ghorepani and Poon Hill only to enjoy the mesmerizing sunrise and sunset colors over the mountains of the Annapurna region, especially the Machhapuchhre.

You'll join the main Annapurna Base Camp Trek route at Chhomrong from Tadapani on the fifth day of the hike. From here, you'll hike for three days to reach the base camp.

From Chhomrong, you'll hike to Dovan at 2,600 meters and stay overnight at the tea house in Dovan. From Dovan, you'll hike to Deurali for six hours to Deurali at 3,230 meters and stay overnight here. On the next day, after hiking for four hours, you'll reach Annapurna Base Camp.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu. Trek briefing by the tour manager/trek guide in the evening. Shopping trek gear in Thamel.

Day 2: Fly/Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (25 minutes/6 hours).

Day 3: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (3 hours). Trek to Hile (4 hours/1,430 meters)

Day 4: Trek to Ghorepani from Hile (5 hours/2,874 meters).

Day 5: Trek to Poon Hill and Tadapani from Ghorepani (6 hours/3,193 meters, 2,630 meters).

Day 6: Trek to Chhomrong from Tadapani (5 hours/2,170 meters).

Day 7: Trek to Dovan from Chhomrong (5 hours/2,600 meters).

Day 8: Trek to Deurali from Dovan (5 hours/3,230 meters).

Day 9: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp Via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3,740 meters) from Deurali (4 hours/4,130 meters).

Day 10: Trek to Bamboo from Annapurna Base Camp (6 hours/2,310 meters).

Day 11: Trek to Jhinu from Bamboo (1,780 meters/4-5 hours).

Day 12: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara (5 hours).

Day 13: Fly/Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (25 minutes/6 hours)

Day 14: Farewell and Departure.

10 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary

With the Annapurna base camp 10 days itinerary, after leaving Kathmandu, you'll stay for one night in Pokhara. This itinerary gives you a day for sightseeing around the beautiful city of Pokhara, often termed the City of Lakes.

The next day, you'll take a drive from Pokhara to Kyumi and trek to Chhomrong. You'll stay overnight at Chhomrong. The next day on hike takes you to the Himalayas where you'll stop for overnight accommodation.

The trek from Himalaya to Deurali, Machhapuchhre Base Camp, and Annapurna Base Camp, becomes a long day hike of nearly 8 hours. But with adequate rest and healthy meals at the tea house at the base camp, you'll be reenergized in no time.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu. Trek briefing in the evening.

Day 2: Fly/Drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu (25 minutes/6 hours).

Day 3: Drive from Pokhara to Kyumi (3 hours). Trek to Chhomrong (4 hours/2,170 meters)

Day 4: Trek to the Himalayas from Chhomrong (5 hours/2,920 meters)

Day 5: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchhre Base Camp from Himalaya (5 hours/4,130 meters)

Day 6: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo/Upper Sinuwa. (6 hours/2,310 meters)

Day 7: Trek to Jhinu from Bamboo/Upper Sinuwa. Hot Spring Bath in the evening at the hot spring pool in Jhinu. (1,780 meters/4-5 hours)

Day 8: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara. (5 hours)

Day 9: Fly/Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. (25 minuets/6 hours)

Day 10: Farewell and Departure.

7 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary

The 7 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek starts from Pokhara and ends at Pokhara.

On the first day, you'll take a drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and Jhinu Danda. You'll stay overnight at Jhinu and prepare for the next day's hike. With early morning breakfast at Jhinu, you'll hike to Chhomrong, Lower Sinuwa, and Upper Sinuwa where you'll stop overnight.

After leaving Sinuwa, till Bamboo, you'll get the best glimpses of Mt. Machhapuchhre. Also, the bamboo forests with small streams offer serenity while hiking. The multicolored roofed tea houses and stone-paved trails till Dovan inspire you to the fullest. You'll hike to Deurali for six hours from Sinuwa and stop for overnight accommodation.

After leaving Deurali on the next morning, the trail ascends through the shore of the river streaming from the glaciers of Annapurna and Machhapuchhre. You'll first reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp within one and a half hours from Deurali.

Another two- and half-hour hike from MBC takes you to Annapurna Base Camp where you'll stay overnight. The tea houses at the base camp offer modern amenities with WIFI and hot showers which you can benefit from.

A hot Spring bath at Jhinu can be the cherry on the cake to end your 7 days at Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Drive to Nayapul from Pokhara (2 hours). Trek to Jhinu (4 hours/1,780 meters).

Day 2: Trek to Upper Sinuwa from Jhinu (4 hours/3,230 meters).

Day 3: Trek to Deurali from Upper Sinuwa (6 hours/3,230 meters).

Day 4: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp Via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3,740 meters) from Deurali (4 hours/4,130 meters).

Day 5: Trek to Bamboo from Annapurna Base Camp (6 hours/2,310 meters).

Day 6: Trek to Jhinu from Bamboo (1,780 meters/4-5 hours).

Day 7: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara (5 hours).

5 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary

It's the shortest Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary that starts and ends in Pokhara.

The 5 days Annapurna base camp Trek itinerary is the best among other itineraries. Because we avoid walking on the driving roads. You'll start the hike from Jhinu after driving to Jhinu from Pokhara. From Jhinu, you'll hike to Upper SInuwa via Chhomrong and Lower Sinuwa.

The coming day's hike takes you to Bamboo, Dovan, Himalaya, Deurali, Machhapuchhre Base Camp, and the base camp of Annapurna. You'll stop at Deurali and ABC for overnight accommodations. The glittering sunrise and sunset over Annapurna and Machhapuchhre are the heart stealer of this trek. Carry a camera with you to capture the best moments from the base camp every second.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Pokhara to Jhinu, 1780 meters (3 hours). Trek from Jhinu to Upper Sinuwa, 2360 meters (4 hours).

Day 2: Trek to Deurali from Upper Sinuwa (6 hours, 3,230 meters).

Day 3: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 meters) via Machhpuchhre Base Camp (3,740 meters) from Deurali (4 hours).

Day 4: Trek to Bamboo/Upper Sinuwa (2,310 meters) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp from Annapurna Base Camp (6-7 hours).

Day 5: Trek to Jhinu (1,780 meters) from Bamboo/Upper Sinuwa (4-5 hours). Drive from Jhinu to Pokhara (3 hours).

Ram Khadka

Ram Khadka

15 years of experience in Nepal Himalaya and worked as a trekking guide for 10 years. Managing Director at Sublime Trails Pvt. Ltd.