Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days

Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is trekking to the base camp of Annapurna South, 4130 m/13550 feet. Basically, there are two routes of trekking to the Annapurna Base Camp. Here we are going to discuss the Annapurna Base Camp trek-7 days.

And just because this is a short trek, do not keep any misconceptions. This 7 days trek is just as good as the 15 days Annapurna Base Camp trek.

This trek offers you amazing views of all the Annapurna giants.

The Annapurna 1 (8091m), Annapurna South (7273m), the Glacier Dome, Gangapurna (7454m) are spectacular. And the unclimbed Fang (7647m), and the fishtail peak of Machhapuchhare (6997m) are some attractions too.

This trek is an easy trek and perfect for people who do not have enough time to do the 15 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

And since the food and the accommodations are great on the trail. It is perfect for people of any age and makes a great family trek.

This trek will take you across various ethnicity and cultures. The lower part of the region is home to Brahmins and Chhetris while the Gurungs are the local inhabitants as you go higher. You will get to see the different culture and traditions of the local people here and learn a few things about it.

The Kali Gandaki will accompany you on the side on this trek. You will also cross rhododendron forests and beautiful waterfalls on this trail.

One of the highlights of this trek is the natural hot spring in Jhinu, where you can take a dip and relax and calm your aching muscles.

The other highlights are the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world and the Machhapuchhre Base Camp.

Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek- 7 Days

  • Spectacular closeup view of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri etc.
  • Visit beautiful villages of diverse ethnicity and culture.
  • Exotic flora and fauna.
  • Take a dip in the natural hot springs in Jhinu.
  • Walk along Kali Gandaki, the deepest gorge in the world.
  • Explore the Annapurna Conservation Area, the biggest in Nepal.
  • Visit two base camps in the same trek. Annapurna Base Camp and Machhapuchhre Base Camp.
  • Amazing views of mountains.

Annapurna Base Camp Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu(1,400 m) or Pokhara(1,400 m)- Nayapul(1,070 m) – Ghandruk(2,020 m)

Maximum Elevation: 2,020 m

Travel Hours: 3-4 hours

Trekking Hours: 1-2 hours

You will catch an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. From Pokhara, you will drive to Nayapul which will take about 1-2 hours.

From Nayapul you will change vehicle and drive to Kimche. Then from Kimche, you begin the actual trek.

You will walk to Ghandruk which might take 1-2 hours. It is an easy trek and good for warming up.

From Ghandruk you will get amazing views of the Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhre.

Overnight at Ghandruk.

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Day 02: Ghandruk(2,020 m) – Chhomrong(2,140 m)- Sinuwa(2,340 m)

Maximum Elevation: 2,340 m

Trekking Hours: 7-8 hours

From today the actual trek to Annapurna Base Camp starts. After breakfast, you will start your trek with an uphill climb for about an hour to reach Ghandrukot.

Then you will take a steep descent to reach the Kimron Khola. From here, the trail will go back up and then after some steady ups and downs, you will finally reach Chhomrong.

Chhomrong is a gateway to the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek and is a village mostly inhabited by the Gurung people.

From Chhomrong, you will trek down to Chhomrong Khola and then climb up to reach Sinuwa.

Overnight at Sinuwa.

Day 03: Sinuwa(2,340 m) – Bamboo(2,300 m) – Dovan(2,500 m) – Himalayan – Deurali(3,200 m)

Maximum Elevation: 3,200m

Trekking Hours: 6-7 hours

After breakfast today, you will start your trek to Bamboo.

You will trek through bamboo and rhododendron forest and reach Kuldi Ghar.

From here you will trek down to Modi River where you will reach the village Bamboo and Dovan.

From here the trail rises steadily with fewer steps. And just before you reach the Himalaya the forest opens up. Enjoy the mesmerizing views of the glacial river below.

From Himalaya, the trail is a steep ascent through much drier forests before reaching the Hinku Cave. The trail from here is a descent to the river before climbing back again to reach Deurali.

Overnight at Deurali.

Day 04: Deurali(3,200 m) – MBC(3,700 m)- Annapurna Base Camp(4,130 m)

Maximum Elevation: 4,130 m

Trekking Hours: 5-6 hours

Today after breakfast, you will begin your trek to Annapurna Base Camp. The trail is an uphill trek all the way but not very steep.

After hiking for about 2-3 hours you will reach the Machhapuchhre Base Camp.

From here you will get great views of the Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Hiuchuli, Gangapurna etc.

After climbing for some hours you will reach the Base Camp.

Don’t forget to take photos with the sign welcome to Annapurna Base Camp in the background. It’s supposed to be a thing with trekking enthusiasts.

The views from the Base Camp is astonishing. The panorama of majestic mountains Annapurna South, Annapurna I, III, Khangsar Kang, Gangapurna, and Machhapuchhre is spectacular. All encircling the Base Camp.

Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.

Day 05: Annapurna Base Camp(4,130 m) – MBC(3,700 m)- Deurali(3,200 m) – Himalayan – Dovan(2,500 m) -Bamboo(2,300 m)

Maximum Elevation: 4,130 m

Trekking Hours: 6-7 hours

Today you will have your breakfast with a panorama of beautiful snow-capped mountains in the backdrop. Spectacular!

After breakfast, you will bid farewell to the chain of Himalayas from the base camp and trek down to Bamboo via the same route you came up.

Overnight at Bamboo.

Day 06: Bamboo(2,300 m) – Sinuwa(2,340 m) – Chhomrong(2,140 m) – Jhinu(1,760 m) – Kyumi(1,200 m)

Maximum Elevation: 2,340 m

Trekking Hours: 5-6 hours

After breakfast, you will trek downhill crossing forests of bamboo, oaks and rhododendron.

After a while, the trail is a steep ascent to Kuldi Ghar and from here it is a comfortable walk to Sinuwa.

The trail is then a gradual descent to the Chhomrong Khola. From here you will climb a long stone staircase for about an hour until you reach Chhomrong.

Now the trail is a steep descent to Jhinu Danda.

You will come across the natural hot spring here at the bank of Modi Khola. You can take a dip in this hot spring to release stress and fatigue from your trek.

You will then trek to Kyumi Village via New Bridge and cross through Kumnu Khola.

Overnight at Kyumi.

Day 07: Kyumi(1,200 m) – Siwai(1,350 m)- Nayapul(1,070 m) – Pokhara(1,400 m) or Kathmandu(1,400 m)

Maximum Elevation: 1,400 m

Trekking Hours: 3-4 hours

Travel Hours: 3 hours

Today is the last day of your trek. After breakfast, you will trek to Nayapul traversing along the Modi Khola crossing Siwai.

From Nayapul you will take a ride to get to Pokhara. While at Pokhara you can spend time around the lakeside or you can chill in one of the pubs, restaurants there.

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1. When is The Best Time to Do Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Nepal has 4 seasons in a year: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. And Autumn (September, October, November) and Spring (March, April, May) are the best seasons trek to Annapurna Base Camp. However, the trek is still possible all year round.

2. Are the Trails Safe for Trekking After The Earthquake?

Yes, absolutely! Annapurna was one of the least affected regions by the 2015 earthquake. Researches have proved it to be safe for trekking.

Everything in the region from the trails to the tea houses functions in full swing. So you will have no difficulty in trekking.

3. Which permits Do I Need for This Trek?

For this trek, you need two different permits. They are TIMS card and Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit. You can get both these permits at the Tourism Board office at Kathmandu or at Pokhara.


If you are looking for a short but rewarding trek to the Himalayas, Annapurna Base Camp Trek of 7 days is the one for you.

Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp is a jaw-dropping, life-changing experience.

Trekking through some of the tallest mountains of the world. The diverse topography enables you to experience the warm hospitality of the local people.

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About Author

Mukti is is the founder and CEO of Himalayas on Foot. He started Himalayas on Foot in 2008 after working as a trekking porter, guide and then a sales manager for a decade.

He has done most of the treks in Nepal such as Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, Manaslu Circuit Trek, Poon Hill, Langtang Trek, Annapurna Circuit, etc. Apart from Nepal, he has also travelled to Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China, Finland, Norway, Germany, Belgium, France and USA.

Mukti was also secretary of Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN) for the year 2015-2017. TAAN is an umbrella association of trekking agencies in the Nepal.

He speaks fluent English, Japanese and Nepali.

Mukti is friendly and he is the one who answers most of your trip questions. So if you have any inquiry about our trip, don't be shy. Write to us.

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