Annapurna Base Camp Trek 9 Days

Annapurna base camp trek
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Trip Highlights

  • Trip Code:NHA1201
  • Destination:Nepal
  • Total Duration:9 Days
  • Trip Price:$610
  • Trip Grade:Moderate
  • Best Time:Sep to Dec And Jan To May
  • Max Elevation:4130 Meters
  • Start Point:Pokhara
  • End Point:Pokhara
  • Max Group Size:25
  • Accommodation:Lodge to Lodge
  • Transportation:By Bus/Car/Jeep/

Trip Highlights

  • Capture the wonderful views of Mt.Dhaulagiri, Mt.Annapurna, Mt.Fishtail (Mt. Machhapuchhre) and Mt. Manasalu.
  • Sunrise from Poonhill and Annapurna Base Camp.
  • Natural hot spring at Jhinu Danda.
  • Have a sight of beautiful villages, Rhododendron forest, and natural greenery.
  • Enjoy eye captivating nature along with raging rivers, culture, and breath taking views of mountains.
  • Culturally rich villages.
  • Get a glimpse of beautiful waterfall, glaciers and rushing rivers.

Tour Overview

Annapurna Base Camp trek 9 days is one of the popular trekking routes in Nepal. It offers a vivid trekking experience for trekkers from all over the world. You will trek through beautiful green forest of Rhododendrons, Bamboo, and Oak. On the trekking route to ABC, the culturally rich villages of the Gurungs and Magars are also seen. You will see the diverse culture and living styles of ethnic people on the trail. Poon hill, Ghorepano, Jhinu Dada Hot Spring, and Chhomrong are the villages that you will come across during the trekking trail.   The people of the ABC region there will offer you warm hospitality. It is a splendid adventure merged with natural beauty and cultural riches. These are some of the highlights of Annapurna Base Camp trek 9 days. 

The Annapurna conservation area has 100 varieties of orchids and some of the richest temperate rhododendron forests in the world. Other areas of the Annapurna trekking region are home to bird species such as blood pheasant, multi-colored Impeyan, kokla, and many more. Along with the natural greenery, rushing rivers, waterfalls, and glaciers are also the eye-captivating factors of this trek. Moreover, you will also have an opportunity to experience the outstanding views of Annapurna Mountain region from Annapurna Base Camp which is at an altitude of 4,130 m.

Walking through the heavenly landscapes, high and low lands, uphill and downhill trails along with the heavenly views of nature, alongside the mountains, glaciers, forestry, and waterfall will surely give you the best trekking experience. Furthermore, you will also visit the Jhinu natural hot spring. ABC Trek is worth it that is the reason why it’s one of the most popular trekking regions of Nepal. This trek is family friendly trek which is good for all age’s groups trekkers where you can have a chat with other trekkers from all over the world.

You will constantly be in the company of Annapurna Mountain. It makes your way to the base camp of Mt. Annapurna where the feeling of seeing the enormous mountain right in front of your eyes will captivate you and make you feel like you are in paradise. You can enjoy the sights of stunning mountains like Mt. Manasalu, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and many peaks while trekking. Occasional Himalayan Rivers also cut through the land. Annapurna Base Camp trek 9 days will give you the best experience of trekking. It is the trek that is naturally rich and culturally enlightening.

Enjoy and explore the most beautiful mountains, hills, almighty views, and nature along with the chance to know about the culture of Nepali people through this 9 days trek to Annapurna Base Camp and cherish this moment forever. 

Detail Itinerary

From Pokhara, you will drive to Nayapul. Following the Burungdi River valley on dirt road, you will see Modi River on the way where melting snow from Annapurna Base Camp drains. Drive past birethanti village and climb the road to reach to Ulleri village at 2,100m. The terrain you will face for this day are Gentle inclines, well defined paths, riverbank trails, 3000 steps from Tikhedhunga to Ulleri. We will get the first view of Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and Mt Fishtail. Stay night at guest house in Ulleri.

The road from Ulleri climbs progressively through the Rhododendron forest to the ridge-top village of Ghorepani at 2,810 m. On the way to Ghorepani from Ulleri, you will encounter various terrain such as Stone staircase, steep inclines. Enjoy the magnificent views of Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Mountain), Gandharba Chuli and Annapurna II and III. You will also see oak forests, langur monkeys and musk deer on the way. Stay overnight at guest house in Ghorepani.

You will hike around 1 hour to reach to the top of Poon Hill (3,210m) in the early morning for the wonderful sunrise view over the Himalayas and climb down to Ghorepani for your breakfast. After breakfast, trek to Tadapani (2,500m) encountering the Rhododendron forest and further down to Chuile village. You will see clear views of snow peaks and the day’s walk is impressive through the forests. Steep, hilly descents, jungle paths with chirping of birds, village of Deurali, lush vegetation, waterfalls makes your day remarkable.

Enjoy the stunning view of Huinchuli and Annapurna South from Tadapani. After breakfast, you will head towards your next destination. You will climb down steeply and cross the Ghurjung River over the suspension bridge. Then you will walk gradually through the terrace farms and attractive villages to Chhomrong. Chhomrong (2,100 m) is the beautiful village from where you can observe close view of Annapurna South, Huinchuli and Fishtail. You will have lunch in this village which has scenic view. After that you will climb down on stone steps (2900m) to the Chhomrong River and climb up again on another side to the Sinuwa village. The highlights of this day is the warm welcome of Gurung people in the traditional villages and views of Mt. Machhapuchre and Annapurna South.

On the previous day 4, we pass the permanent settlements and finally joined the main trail to Annapurna Base Camp. Now, the further walk is through the Rhododendron forest which is enclosed by the steep rockfaces of Annapurna South and Fishtail. You will cross the Chomrong Khola on an impressive suspension bridge. Enjoy the magnificient view of Fishtail, crystal clear streams, Bamboo forest on the way down to Modi River basin.

You will gradually reach the highest altitude of 4,130 m during the trek. At this altitude, the valley area broadens and snow peaks will surround you. As altitude increases, so it might be difficult than usual but the distance is shorter. You will have a long lunch break at Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) base camp. You can take it slow and sturdy by having this long lunch break. You will climb another hour to Annapurna Base Camp. There will be snow depending on the time of the year.

Once you reach the Annapurna base camp, you will be captured by beautiful and huge mountains everywhere as far as eye can observe. You will see the Annapurna Glacier and you can hear the rumbling avalanches and witness the natures beautiful occurrence around you everywhere.

Capture the stunning views of mountain peaks and nature in your camera. Observe the sunrise view over the snow peaks and start walking down to Bamboo where you will go through the steep descents, rocky tracks, forests and riverbank trails. We will follow the same trail down towards Bamboo (2,345 m). The trail drops by 1,700 m to the bank of the Modi Khola River. You will also see the Annapurna Glacier as we descend. Stay overnight at the guesthouse at Bamboo.

Today, we will follow the same trail until Chhomrong. We come back to the villages with terrace farms and schools. From the village, the trail then descends very steeply to the Jhinu hot spring, where you can bathe in the natural hot spring. It is said that Jhinu have natural properties of healing due to the minerals in the naturally sprouting water. The day walk is just about 4 hours, so we have enough time to go and relax in the hot spring or use the extra time to leisurely walk back from the base camp. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Jhinu.

Have a relaxing trek about 3 hours in the morning to Siwai. After that you will drive back to Pokhara on bus or sharing jeep. Stay night at hotel in Pokhara.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pickup and drop services in a private vehicle
  • Food (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) with tea/coffee and Accommodations during the trip
  • Insurance of guide and porter during the trip
  • English speaking, licensed, friendly, and helpful guide
  • Trekking permit-ACAP and TIMS fees- Trekker’s Information Management System
  • First Aid Medical Kit carried by the guide
  • A map of trekking region and trip achievement certificate
  • Free use Duffel bag during the trek ( return after the arrival in Kathmandu)
  • Government taxes and company service charge
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.

Cost Excludes

  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu( But we can book the hotel on your appeal)
  • Private/sharing car transfer or Flight cost between Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • International Airfare
  • Personal trekking equipment(but we can rent them for you on your request)
  • Tips for guide, potter and driver
  • Travel insurance in the case of emergency Heli rescue and other medication.
  • Any kinds of drinks and personal expenses. 
  • Visa charges

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Additional Info


Mt. Dhaulagiri: Dhaulagiri is the seventh highest peak in the world at 8,167 m above sea level and the highest mountain within the borders of a single country (Nepal). Annapurna I (8,091 m) is 34 km east of Dhaulagiri. The town of Pokhara is south of the Annapurnas, an essential regional center and the gateway for the climbers and trekkers visiting both ranges along with a tourist destination in its own right.

Mt. Annapurna: Annapurna is a mountains located in Annapurna mountain range of Gandaki province, north-central Nepal. It is the tenth highest mountain in the world at 8,091 m above sea level. The entire chain and surrounding zone are protected within the 7,269-square-kilometre (2,946 sq. mi) Annapurna Conservation Area, the first and largest conservation area in Nepal. Annapurna Conservation Area I home to numerous world-class treks, together with Annapurna Sanctuary and Annapurna Circuit.

Mt. Fishtail (Mt. Machhapuchhre): Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m) is a mountain located in the Annapurna massif of Gandaki province, north-central Nepal. It is believed that Machhapuchhre has never been climbed to its summit. Its highest peak has never been legally climbed due to the impossibility of gaining a permit from the government of Nepal.

Annapurna Base Camp: Annapurna Base Camp is roughly 50 km from Pokhara. It is one of the most iconic places to visit. It is at the altitude of 4,130 m. From the Annapurna Base Camp, the stunning views of Mt. Fishtail, Hiunchuli, Annapurna Massif, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Tilicho, as well numerous other peaks. ABC provides amazing views of glaciers and mountain ranges.

Poon Hill: This lookout is the key viewpoint in the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek. The poon Hill viewpoint is on the way to Annapurna Sanctuary which lies in the center of Annapurna Conservation Area. Trekkers need to obtain an ACCAP Permit from Kathmandu or Pokhara in order to complete this hike. Some of the peaks which are visible from the top of Poon Hill are: Mt. Dhaulagiri , Mt. Annapurna I, Mt. Annapurna South, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Annapurna II, Mt. Annapurna III, Mt. Gangapurna, Tukuche peak, Dhampus peak, Hiunchuli, Gurja Himal and Nilgiri Himal.


Jhinu Danda: Jhinu Danda is a famous place for its hot spring. If you want to take a bath in the hot spring, you can take a walk of around 15 minutes as hot springs are located downriver along the Modi which is a pleasant walk through rhododendron forest. The place is closed during the monsoon from June to July as it’s risky as hot spring is nearby the river.

Most Common FAQs

Ans: Annapurna Base Camp Trek is not hard. It’s a moderate trek with some sort of difficulties like steep and rugged trails, continuous walking of 5 to 6 hours per day and so on which you can easily face. This trek is not too vigorous. You can enjoy this trek without being anxious about the difficulties.

Ans: The best time to trek to Annapurna Base Camp is around September – December and April – May. at the time Sep to Nov priod weather is clear and in the December and January is little bit colder then other season. if you love Snow Feb and march is snowy season in nepal.

Ans: You just need to have basic level of fitness in order to complete the trek. The trek has 5-6 hours of walking every day on average. Moreover, you will be reaching to an altitude of 4130m which is the maximum altitude of the trek.

Ans: Annapurna Base Camp trek is suitable for beginners who are hiking to the Himalayan zone for the very first time. Every person with the basic level of fitness can walk 5 to 6 hours a day may join Annapurna Base Camp Trek. it is a low altitude trekking trail in nepal then other regions. langtang and Mt everest.

Ans: It depends on the hiking trail to Annapurna Base Camp. Depending on your route the duration can be from 6 to 12 days. You can choose your duration of trekking reliant on your interest and according to that you will trek to Annapurna Base Camp as the hiking trail to ABC is accessible from several trailheads.