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Annapurna Base Camp Trek Quick Route - 10 days

 Trip Info

Trip Code: DHA/T-10
Destination: : Nepal
Trekking Duration: 7 Days
Trek Type : Teahouse basis
Maximum Elevation : 4,130M.
Avg. hours of walk / day : 5-6 hours
Best Month of the Year : April, May, Oct and Nov
Hotel Accommodation : 3 Nights, 3-Star Twin Shared BB basis
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Introduction of Annapurna Base Camp Trek:

The trek to Annapurna Basecamp is one of the most popular and suitable to every age group and also considered as one of the best in Nepal. In terms of difficulty, this trek is categorized as average difficulty not challenging at Annapurna Circuit Trek. The best part of the trek is its varied scenic terrain, different cultural experiences and spectacular high viewpoints. It’s the quickest trekking route to Annapurna Basecamp, once our flight land in Pokhara airport, we drive up to a beautiful Gurung village called Ghandruk and then we start our hiking journey. From there the ascent is gradual, passing through monsoon rainforests where you should keep an eye out for local wildlife, and then also the unique rhododendron forests. This trek is also considered as cultural trek where you can explore the variety of villages along the way, each with different ethnic communities including Gurungs, Magar, and Thakali. Every ethnic group of peoples have their own distinct characteristics. To see the panoramic views of many 8000m peaks is one of the attraction of the trek, including the superb panoramic views of Annapurna (8,091m), Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Fishtail (6993m) and several other peaks.

Journey to Annapurna Base Camp Trek: 

The trek starts from Ghandruk after a 3hrs drive from Pokhara airport. The trek goes through most spectacular high mountain amphitheatre, through charming Gurung villages and rhododendron forests. After passing through the couple of magar and gurung villages and rocky trail through forests, then we reach at Chhomrong and next day to Doban. We continue up a steep ravine, brings us to Hinko at 3,160m. Cross a ravine and a major avalanche track and climb through large boulders to Deorali at 3,230m and continue Climb across more avalanche paths, cross a moraine and a stream before reaching an area known as Machha-puchhare Base Camp at an altitude of 3700m. The route passes through some roofless shepherd’s huts alongside a moraine then climbs to the Base Camp, a collection of a few lodges on a knoll at 4,130m. There are magnificent views of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna that towers above the sanctuary to the north-west.


  • Test the Himalayas most popular adventure trekking trip
  • Stunning views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Fishtail and many others
  • Experiencing the local ethnic groups cultures and traditions


Day 1

Arrival in KTM, Transfer to hotel, Briefing

After you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will have to go through custom formalities. You will be greeted by our representative who will be anxiously waiting for you with a placard displaying your name in his hand. You will be transferred to the 3-Star category hotel in a private vehicle. Once you get refreshed, you will get briefing regarding the itinerary and you will also be introduced with your crewmembers and other trekkers who are going to join you on the trip. Enjoy welcome dinner in the evening where you can taste authentic Nepali dinner. Stay overnight in a hotel.

Day 2

Fly to Pokhara (900m)-30minutes; Drive to Ghandruk (1940m) 3hours

After breakfast, we will drive towards Tribhuvan Airport, domestic terminal for Kathmandu to Pokhara flight. Pokhara is the centre of Western Development Region and Gateway to Annapurna Region. In the 30 minutes of scenic flight, we will enjoy the panoramic views of Annapurna Mountain, Ganesh Mountain, Nilgiri Mountain, Manaslu Mountain and other mountains. Once we reach Pokhara Airport, we will take three hour long drive, passing through Lumle village and Nayapul.. Stay overnight at Ghandruk.   

Day 3

Trek to Chhomrong (2,340m) – 6 hours

Leaving Ghandruk early in the morning, we will follow the descending trail through rhododendron forest to Kimrong River. The trail takes us through the pretty tiny village of Gurjung to Chhomrong village. We will enjoy the close-up views of Annapurna South Mountain, Machhapuchhre Mountain and Hiunchuli Mountain. No one has attempted to climb Machhapuchhre Mountain so far because it is considered sacred. Chhomrong is the largest Gurung inhabited village of the region. Stay overnight at Chhomrong.     

Day 4

Trek to Dobhan (2,600m) – 5 hours

Lowering down to Chhomrong River, we will walk through the colourful rhododendron forest and choose the raising path that contours up towards Sinuwa Hill. The Hill greets us with scenic views of Annapurna and other Mountains. The trail ascends gradually towards Upper Modi River Valley. Later, we will descend through bamboo forest to Dovan. Passing through rhododendron forest, we will climb up to Dobhan for overnight stay.

Day 5

Trek to Machhapuchhare Base camp (3,700m) – 5 hours

Leaving Dovan, we will lower down through bamboo forest and climb uphill to Himalaya Hotel. The path beyond Himalaya Hotel takes us to forest. Enjoy the spectacular view of glacial river before you reach to Hinku Cave. We will lower down to river before climbing uphill to Deurali. Passing through the rocky area, we will reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Climbing Machhapuchhre is restricted. We can get close-up views of Annapurna Mountain Range, Gangapurna Mountain, Hiunchuli and other mountains. Stay overnight in Machhapuchhre Base Camp. The area lies in Annapurna sanctuary.

Day 6

Trek to Annapurna Base camp (4,130m) – 3 hours and return trek to Doban – 5hrs

After an early breakfast, we will walk through the sanctuary to Annapurna Base Camp. Following the ascending path for two hours through moraine, we will reach Annapurna Base Camp. The Base Camp is famous for sunrise view over Annapurna I Mountain (8091m). Enjoy the unobstructed views of Annapurna south Mountain (7219m) Mountain, Hiuchuli (6441m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), Singa Chuli Mountain (6501m), Tent peak (5663m), Gangapurna Mountain (7455m) and other peaks and mountains. Annapurna Base Camp certainly is a piece of heaven in earth. After enjoying the views, then we will start return trek to Doban, its long way back but we can make it. Stay overnight at Doban.

Day 7

Trek to Chhomrong (2340m) – 6 hours

After breakfast, we start our day journey to Chhomrong village, we will follow the same route which we took while going up and stay at the same teahouse where we stayed.

Day 8

Trek to Ghandruk– 5 hours, and drive to Pokhara – 3hrs the same day

Today will be our last day of the trek to Annapurna Base Camp. After breakfast we will walk about 5hours through the forest and we will take lunch at Ghandruk village and take the drive to Pokhara the same day, if time allows we will take tours around the Lakeside of the Pokhara city. Otherwise next day morning.

Day 9

Fly back to Kathmandu; Check in hotel, Free day

We will drive to Pokhara Airport in the afternoon. Scenic flight from Pokhara will take us to Kathmandu. Take rest. Write a journal and arrange your photo albums. Stay overnight at hotel. We will take city tours in KTM in the afternoon or next day morning depending on available time based on international flight schedules.

Day 10

Departure for flight to home

We will transfer you to the Airport as per your scheduled flight for your onward destination. Safe journey. We hope to see you soon.
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Start Date
4th Oct 2024
End Date
13th Oct 2024
USD 1,460
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15th Oct 2024
End Date
24th Oct 2024
USD 1,460
Start Date
2nd Nov 2024
End Date
11th Nov 2024
USD 1,460
REMARKS : If you have private team (+2 persons team), contact our sales person for customized date and special group based discounted cost


  • Down jacket (450 grams down) - USD 2.5 per/day 
  • Sleeping bag (-20 degree rated) - USD 3 per/day 


  • Conservation/National park fees and all govt. taxes
  • All required trekking permits
  • 3 (three) nights 3-star hotel accommodation on twin sharing BB basis
  • Round trip (KTM – Pokhara –KTM) domestic airfares with domestic airport taxes
  • All airport/hotel/airport transfers by private vehicles
  • An Experience Sherpa Trek Guide
  • Support Sherpa staffs
  • Required number of porters
  • Trek sleeping bag and Down Jacket (on rental basis)
  • Trek duffle bag to each trek member
  • All meals of high quality and hygienic (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • All hot drinks and beverages (tea, coffee, treated drinking water etc.) 
  • Half-day world heritage sites tour with guide & private transport
  • Insurance of all local team members
  • Trek First Aid Kit
  • Farewell celebration dinner


  • International flight ticket
  • Medical/personal high-risk insurance
  • Personal trek gears
  • Cost of personal nature expenses i.e. laundry, Toiletry items etc.
  • Hot shower, Battery charging, Mineral water, Boiled water, Soft drinks, Alcoholic drinks etc. while on trek
  • Cost due to unavoidable/unexpected circumstances such as strike, cancellation of the flight etc.
  • Tips to the local staff
This kind of trek doesn’t really require previous trekking and mountaineering experiences. It doesn’t require any technical experience, only that you be in good physical condition and be able to hike 4 – 6 hours over hilly terrain up to 4,300m of altitude with a light day pack.
If you have any previous experiences would be helpful but if you don’t have is also not important matter of issue. This trek will introduce you about trekking in the Himalayas and also about the local cultures, traditions and local people. Even if you are around the age of 65 years, you can be a candidate for this trek.    


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Price 2024 : USD 1460 Price 2025 : USD 1525
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