Annapurna Base Camp Trek 8 days

  • Destination:Nepal
  • Total Duration:8 Days
  • Trip Grade:Moderate

Trip Highlights

  • Spectacular views of mountains like Annapurna I(8091m), Machhapuchhre(6993m), Dhaulagiri(8167m) and Gangapurna(7455m)
  • Beautiful sunrise view from Poon Hill(3210m)
  • The trail progresses through the beautiful mustard field, rhododendron, and oak forest
  • Picturesque countrysides and landscapes in the high Himalayas
  • Close encounter with culturally-enriched Gurung Community
  • One of the prominent trekking destinations among tourists
  • Chance to taste various Nepali cuisines

Tour Overview

If you love the Himalayas, you probably know how popular Annapurna Mountain really is. If I tell you, you could reach to Base Camp of mighty Annapurna and return back within 8 days; would you be ready for Annapurna base camp trek in 8 days?

Allow me to take you through an overview of 8 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek. With Nepal Hiking Adventure, you can enjoy every section of ABC Trek trail and witness the majestic Himalayas. The spectacular view of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Gangapurna, and other mountains make your journey incredibly interesting.

You walk through terraced fields, through the forest full of Rhododendron, bamboo, and Oak, and through several beautiful villages. You will trek through different vegetations and climates and reach Annapurna South Base Camp. On the way, you will pass through Machhapuchhre Base Camp as well.

Are you up for this diverse and extremely interesting trek to ABC?

This 8 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek starts from Kathmandu with a flight to Pokhara and then drive to Nayapul followed by the trek to Ulleri. The next day, you will trek to Ghorepani. The following day, you will experience the sunrise view from Poon Hill and then trek to Tadapani.

The next three days, you will travel through an amazing section of the Annapurna region and reach Annapurna Base Camp. You will spend your next two days descending down and driving back to Pokhara.

In this trek, you usually walk for 5-7 hours a day. The highest point is around 4300 meters in this trek and there are lots of villages with tea houses for accommodation. You will not have to worry about food, accommodation, and help on the way. However, come prepared for this classic trek of Nepal.

Detail Itinerary

Trek hours:  6-7 hours

Altitude: 1960m

We will start our itinerary in Kathmandu(1400m). In the early morning, we will head toward  Tribhuvan International Airport and fly to Pokhara(1400m). After 25 minutes of a scenic flight over the hills, we will get to Pokhara.

Through twisty country roads, we will head to Nayapul from Pokhara. Nayapul is the starting point of our 8 days Annapurna Base Camp trek. Via splendid countrysides, and steep ascent we will reach Birethanti(1100m), a beautiful settlement at the junction of Modi and Burundi Khola.

From there, we will commence our hike through steep uphills to Tikhedhunga(1520m). After hiking for roughly 5 hours via Sudame route, we will make it to Tikhedhunga.

From Tikhedhunga, we have to hike an uphill section for nearly 2 hours to reach Ulleri. The narrow trail and the stunning views of the mountain will take your breath away. Ulleri(1960m) is the winding up stop for our day 1 trek. After enjoying the evening with local people, we will spend a night in a tea house.

Trek Hours: 5-6 hours

Altitude: 2850m

Following our breakfast in Ulleri, we will hike uphill to Ghorepani(2874m), a beautiful settlement area near the top of a hill.

The trek to Ghorepani starts with hiking through rhododendron and oak forest via a paved trail. After around an hour of trek, we will set our foot on Banthanti, a beautiful Gurung settlement located at 2200m.

From Banthanti, after 2 hours of a hike, we will make it to Nangthanti(2500m). After enjoying the stunning views of Annapurna I, Annapurna South and Hiunchuli, we will continue our hike towards Ghorepani.

After our arrival in Ghorepani, we will stroll around the village and enjoy the magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, and Machhapuchhre. With delicious Nepali cuisines and hospitality, we will stay overnight in Ghorepani.

Trek Hours: 5-6 hours

Altitude: 2630m

We will begin our hike before dawn. We ascend to Poon Hill. After walking for 45 minutes, we will get at the top of the hill. Relishing the vista of sunrise and orangish sky from the top, we will spend our precious moments there and backtrack to Ghorepani.

After a hearty breakfast, we will pack our bags and descend to Tadapani(2630m), enjoying the views of sun-kissed mountains like Annapurna South, Manaslu, Annapurna I and more.

It will take us around 5-6 hours to reach Tadapani through a beautiful trekking route passing through forests. The cascades, streams and suspension bridges will amaze you. We will also spot different species of birds and orange orchards on the way to Tadapani.

Tadapani offers us the panoramic view of Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Hiunchuli and Annapurna I. We will spend a night here in Tadapani.

Trek Hours: 5-6 hours

Altitude: 2360m

We will begin our day 4 shortly after our breakfast.

As we will hike downhills all the way to Sinuwa, hiking will be easier and fun. Waving goodbye to Tadapani, we will hike downhill to Sinuwa(2360m). Sinuwa is a small settlement area that has a view of Modi and Chhomrong Khola. The beautifully-built traditional tea houses are the major attraction on the trail to Sinuwa.

After hiking downhill and crossing a suspension bridge over Modi river, we will set foot on Chhomrong, a beautiful village lying beneath the Giant Annapurna I. From Chhomrong, we will get to Sinuwa after 2 hours of hike. After our arrival, we can enjoy the stunning scenery of mountains standing north to Sinuwa. We will stay overnight in a well-maintained lodge and taste local cuisines in Sinuwa.

Trek Hours:5-6 hours

Altitude: 3230m

The view of sunrise over the Himalayas from Sinuwa has its own beauty. Enjoying the morning in Sinuwa, we will have our breakfast.

After that, we will begin our trek towards Deurali(3230m). After 45 minutes of the hike, we will get to Bamboo. Passing through dense bamboo and rhododendron forest with fresh air and chirping of birds, we will get closer to Deurali.

Deurali is the final destination for today's trek. After 2 hours of the hike, we will reach Hiku cave from where sights are clear and glacier rivers are visible. After crossing number of streams and suspension bridges, we will reach Deurali. After exploring Deurali, we will go to bed earlier as we have to move early in the morning.

Trek hours: 5-6 hours

Altitude: 4130 m

Today we will ascent to Annapurna Base Camp. After hiking on the bank of the river, we will get to Machhapuchhre Base Camp. The base camp is surrounded by beautiful mountains and the views are alluring.

After relishing our time in Machhapuchhre Base Camp(3700m), we will head toward Annapurna Base Camp. On the way, spectacular views of Mardi Himal, Annapurna I, and Dhaulagiri can be seen.

As the areas are vulnerable to avalanches, we should apply cautions while ascending.

After 7 hours of hiking, we will get to Annapurna Base Camp(4031m). The massive Annapurna I is standing right in front of our face. The views are awe-inspiring as well as the sunset from Annapurna Base Camp. We will accommodate in a lodge in Annapurna Base Camp.

Trek Hours:7-8 hours

Altitude: 2360m

We will enjoy the beautiful sunrise from Annapurna Base Camp if the weather favors us. Following our breakfast, we will retrace our steps to Sinuwa(2360m) through stony trails and sparse forest.

As we gradually hike downhill, you will pass through high hills covered with shrubs. The hiking will be a bit easier than yesterday’s hiking since we are descending. The panoramic view of Annapurna Range will efface your fatigue. After 3 hours of hiking, we will make it to Deurali. Via Hiku Cave, and Bamboo, we will get to Sinuwa.

Trek Hours: 3 hours

Altitude: 1250m

Today is the last day of our trek. The route is also very short. From Sinuwa it will take us around 2 hours to reach Siwai(1250m). Enjoying the picturesque view of mountains, cascades, and scenic farmlands, we will hike to Chhomrong.

From Chhomrong via scenic trail, we will get to Jhinu Danda. From Jhinu danda crossing a suspension bridge over Kimrong Khola, we will set foot on Siwai. From Siwai will hire a jeep to Pokhara via Nayapul. In the route from Siwai to Nayapul, the road has lots of off-road sections, but from Nayapul to Pokhara we will travel on the blacktopped road.

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3 of us we had been Nepal for Trekking 5 years ago, I went on a 2 weeks trek around the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal... AMAZING! Bishnu was our fantastic guide and I look forward to organizing our next trek with him in the future. Thanks so much for an awesome trek!

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