Annapurna base camp 11 days trek overview
The Annapurna Base Camp 11 days Trek is a breathtaking journey across varying landscapes, temperatures, and culturally rich communities. From Annapurna Base Camp, you can witness several of the world’s most impressive mountains, including Fishtail, the Annapurna Massif, Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli, Pisang, Tilicho, and Pungda Danda.
Furthermore, the 11-day Annapurna base camp itinerary includes a stop at the stunning Poon Hill viewpoint, and you can soak in the hot springs at Jhinu Danda.
It’s hard to imagine anything more fascinating. Annapurna Base Camp trek, also known as the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, is where you discover paradise is a fairy tale and reality sets in.
Annapurna Base Camp draws a large number of tourists to Nepal every year, but it also turns away some of them due to the limited amount of time they have to spend there. Therefore, MyEverestTrip has come up with a short Annapurna base camp trek, itinerary, and cost without compromising the charisma of the trek.
Major highlights of 11 days Annapurna Base camp trek
- Experience the stunning grandeur of the Annapurna Region firsthand by walking over it.
- Witness the magnificent peaks of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, and many more.
- Soul-soothing, magnificent natural sceneries
- Submerge yourself in the healing waters of Jhinu Danda’s spring to ease all your pain.
- Stay at one of the most beautiful cities in Nepal, i.e. Pokhara, on the way to the ABC trek.
- A spectacular sunrise view from the Poon Hill viewpoint
- Get a chance to visit the heart-melting hospitable people of the Himalayan region of Nepal
- Enjoy diverse flora, fauna, and Rhododendron forest while passing Annapurna Conservation Area
- Also, get a chance to witness the Fishtail Mountain base camp.
A complete 11-day Annapurna Base Camp trek guide:
If you’re looking for a trip that will satisfy your need for outdoor adventure, go no further than the Annapurna Base Camp trek.
MyEverestTrip has come up with a customized 11-day Annapurna Base Camp trekking package. In the 11 days ABC trek journey you’ll get to experience a variety of climates, from tropical to the alpine region.
A quick flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara marks the beginning of the 11-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek. As your journey progresses, you’ll begin to climb higher and higher each day. To top it all off, it leads to the 4130-meter Annapurna Base Camp, the best viewpoint in the region.
As one climbs to new heights, more picturesque panoramas open up before one’s eyes. You start by acclimating to the city atmosphere of Pokhara. When you’re in Pokhara, you’ll get unobstructed views of the mountains in the area. As you climb, the views only grow closer and more impressive.
Once you’ve driven the two to three hours from Pokhara, you’ll immediately notice a dramatic change in scenery. Instead of huge concrete structures, there will be a scattering of shacks among an abundance of vegetation.
After spending the night in Pokhara, the next day we will head towards Tikhedhunga and then Ulleri, crossing the paddy fields and Modi River. We will spend the night at Ulleri. The next day, we will reach Ghorepani (2,860m/9,385ft) and stay there.
The next morning we head towards Poon Hill (3,210m / 10,525ft). Following a stop at Poonhill to take in the breathtaking dawn and mountain scenery, the path continues to Sinwa through wooded regions and villages.
Thereafter, we take a direct path up to Himalayas and Deurali and eventually Annapurna Base Camp. We will be rewarded with inspiring vistas of mountains like Annapurna, Macchapucchre, Hiunchuli, Nilgiri, Lamjung, and so on as soon as we reach base camp.
After spending some quality time at the base camp, we make our descent to Bamboo and then continue to Pokhara by way of Jhinu Danda. We will be able to complete the 11-day Annapurna Base Camp Trekking packages if we move in this manner.
Besides, we can accommodate last-minute changes to your itinerary and help you prepare other Annapurna base camp trekking packages as per your request. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions or suggestions on the schedule for this hike.
11Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary
Day 1: Drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu
Drive duration: 6-7 hour
Night stay at Pokhara
Early in the morning, we take a tourist bus to Pokhara, which will take 6-7 hours to reach. As we go, we will pass through the beautiful Trishuli and Marsyangdi rivers, which run through a landscape of the green Rocky Mountains and interconnected rivers and brooks.
You can also take the flight to Pokhara, which will take only 30 minutes if you want to explore more places in Pokhara. Enjoy your evening at scenic Phewa Lake. We will stay overnight in Pokhara.
Day 2: Drive to Tikhedhunga and trek to Ulleri (1,540m / 5,050ft)
Drive duration: 1-2 hour
Trek duration: 3-4 hour
Overnight at Ulleri
After having breakfast at Phewa Lake, we will take a short drive toward Tikhedhunga. The road goes by the Nayapul and then the Birethanti, passing through beautiful landscapes and terrain fields. After that, it will be an off-road drive to Tikhedhunga.
Your trekking trip to the Annapurna Sanctuary region officially begins from Tikhedhunga. The trail goes through the villages of Sudame and Hile. After 3–4 hours of hiking, we’ll reach Ulleri.
Enjoy a night at Ulleri.
Day3: Trek to Ghorepani (2,860m / 9,385ft) from Ulleri
Trek duration: 3-4 hour
Overnight at Ghorepani.
We ascend gradually from Ulleri to Banthanti, passing through the beautiful rhododendron and oak forests. Then, we will reach Ghorepani after a few hours of trekking from Banthanti.
Enjoy the night at Ghorepani.
Day 4: Hike up to Poon Hill (3,210m / 10,525ft) for sunrise and then trek to Tadapani (2,630m / 8,630ft)
Trek duration: 6 hours
Overnight at Tadapani.
Today is the day if you like watching sunrises. We will hike for an hour to reach Poon Hill just in time to see the magnificent sunrise over the Himalayas in the early morning.
From Poonhill, you can see the whole Himalayan range, including the peaks of Manaslu, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri. Seeing the sun rise over the Himalayas is one of the most incredible sights in the world.
After taking pictures, we will then return to Ghorepani. After having breakfast, we will head towards Tadapani, where we will stay for the night.
Day 5: Trek to Sinuwa (2340m) from Tadapani
Trek duration: 6-7 hour
Overnight at Sinuwa
We head towards Sinuwa early in the morning, descending through rhododendron forest, the Kimsung River, and then rising to a Gurung settlement. After 6-7 hours of trek, we will reach Sinuwa, passing the steep ascend to beautiful Chhomrong village (2170m). Overnight at Sinuwa.
Day6: Trek to Himalayas (2,890m / 9,425ft)
Trek duration: 6-7 hour
Overnight at Himalayan Hotel
Today we will continue our journey towards 11 – the day Annapurna base camp trek itinerary by strolling through bamboo, rhododendron, and oak-filled dense forest. The trial offers diverse flora and fauna along with the chirping sound of birds.
After 6-7 hours of trek, we will reach the Himalayan hotel where we will spend the night.
Day 7: Trek to ABC (4,130m / 13,550ft) via Machhapuchhre base camp from Himalayan Hotel
Trek duration: 6 hours
Overnight at base camp
It’s time to go on and make your way to the destination of your journey. It’ll be one of the most intriguing days of your walk as you pass by beautiful locations like Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m), and Deurali(3200m).
We will be moving close to the Annapurna glacier that passes through the magnificent Macchapuchhre base camp. After, we continue our journey toward the Annapurna Sanctuary region.
ABC offers spectacular panoramic views of mountain ranges. Imagine being surrounded by snow-capped mountains, nothing is more exciting than this. Today we spend the night at one of the guest houses at ABC.
Day 8: Trek to Bamboo (2,350m / 7,700ft) from Annapurna Base Camp
Trek duration: 6 hours
Overnight at Bamboo
Now that we have left our mark on ABC, it is time to descend. We’ll follow a route that leads us outside of the Modi River Valley and the Annapurna Sanctuary. We will eventually arrive at Bamboo, our day’s goal and a tranquil rest break.
Day9: Trek to Jhinu Dada (1,780m / 6,393ft) from Bamboo
Trek duration: 5 hours
Overnight at Jhinu Dada
We continue on our trip to Jhinu Danda after a tiresome journey from ABC to Bamboo the previous day. To go to Jhinu Danda, we first follow a trail that descends to Kimrong Khola and then climbs through the peaceful rhododendron, bamboo, and oak woods.
Jhinu Danda, an exotic location renowned for its relaxing natural hot springs, draws tens of thousands of tourists each year. Here, we may unwind our sore muscles as well. You can overlook a rhododendron and rich foliage forest from the hot springs.
Day 10: Trek to Siwai (1,150m / 3,770ft), drive to Pokhara, and fly back to Kathmandu
Trek duration: 2-3 hours
Drive duration: 2 hours
Flight time: 30 minutes
Overnight at Kathmandu
The day begins with a delectable breakfast at the guesthouse after a restful night in Jhinu Danda. Then, we get ready to stroll to Siwai while enjoying our breakfast.
In the direction of Siwai, we advance cautiously and steadily. We then hire a car to return to Pokhara from there.
Pokhara, a city on a lake, could be worth a short detour if time allows. You will then make your way to Pokhara Airport to catch a flight to Kathmandu. In one hour, you’ll be in Kathmandu. When you get to Kathmandu, we’ll take you to your accommodation. Get a hotel room for the night in Kathmandu.
Day 11: Departure from 11 days Annapurna base camp trek
11 day Annapurna base camp trek itinerary concludes today. You can either return home on a flight out of Kathmandu or keep on exploring the other places in Nepal or near Kathmandu.
Our team will drop you off at the TIA three hours before the scheduled flight. We hope your experience with us was enjoyable. Have a secure trip back.
What is the Best time to visit the Annapurna base camp trek?
Planning is necessary if you want to visit the stunning Annapurna sanctuary area. In deciding whether to hike to ABC or not, the weather is the most important aspect. Although it is feasible to trek to Base Camp any time of year, spring and fall provide the most pleasant conditions and the most spectacular scenery. Trekking is possible year-round, even in the rain, if you’re an adventurous type.
Annapurna Sanctuary trek during spring (March-May):
As the days are pleasant and the temperatures are reasonable, spring is the best time to visit the Annapurna base camp trek. Rain and other weather changes are quite unlikely. The tranquility that only occurs in nature during spring is the nicest part. A wide variety of wildflowers, orchids, and rhododendron buds are in bloom across the area, giving it a vibrant appearance.
Annapurna base camp trek during autumn (September- November)
Similar to spring, autumn is the ideal season for the ABC trek owing to pleasant temperatures, gentle winds, and little precipitation.
This time of year, the mountains are beautifully visible, the sun is shining brilliantly, and the sky is clear. Additionally, the pure night skies let you see the magnificent night sky.
ABC trek during the winter (December-February) and summer (June-August) season
On the other hand, winter and summer aren’t all that terrible either. The summer season, for instance, might be ideal for plant lovers. However, there are fewer tourists in the area during the winter, so you may have it all to yourself. On top of that, you may save money on both meals and lodging if you go in the off-season.
Don’t fret if you want to go on a hike outside of the peak tourist season. Booking an 11-day Annapurna base camp trekking package with MyEverestTrip means you can relax and enjoy the journey without worrying about the logistics.
Annapurna base camp trek difficulty
Next to the Everest Base Camp Trek, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the most well-known hike in Nepal. Each year, it attracts tens of thousands of hikers.
The trek difficulty is moderate. So, even a beginner of ordinary fitness level can accomplish the 11 days of Annapurna base camp trekking package easily.
The average trekking time each day is 6 to 7 hours, with stops to take in the breathtaking mountain vistas. Long climbs, severe descents, and straight highways are all included in the trek itineraries.
Although you don’t need any special technical knowledge or abilities, you do need to be physically capable of walking at higher elevations.
Trekking will be more enjoyable for you if you are more physically fit. You can accomplish the journey if you are in excellent physical and mental health; have self-confidence, and have a positive outlook.
The trek is more secure when it comes to the altitude as compared to the EBC trek. The majority of your time will be spent in locations at an elevation of fewer than 3000 meters. At Poon Hill (3,210m) and Annapurna Base Camp (4130m), the path ascends more than 3000m.
Despite this, we are unable to rule out the possibility of altitude sickness. You must be well-prepared and take the appropriate safety measures.
Safety guide for Annapurna base camp trek
As ABC trek is of moderate difficulty, no technical skill is needed. However, work on building your stamina, strength, and ability to acclimate to high altitudes.
ABC trek tips before beginning the trek:
- Always do research before a hike.
- Get travel insurance. Ensure they cover above 3000m hiking, search, and emergency evacuation.
- Carry your passport, photos, insurance, permission cards, etc.
- Knowing where you’re headed is vital. Share family information with us.
- First-time trekkers should never travel alone. Our guides and porters are experienced.
- Don’t gamble to save money. Shortening treks to save money or for other reasons may be dangerous.
- Know the obstacles, atmosphere, and how to prepare. Or you may contact us.
- Prepare for additional travel days. Climate may affect plans. Extra travel days are safer.
Tips to follow during the trek
- Trek at a normal pace; don’t rush as acclimatization of your body is a must with the rise in altitude.
- Don’t overlook headaches or dizziness
- Walk hydrated to acclimatize in high altitude
- Along with water, pack energy bars or snacks. They save these journeys.
- Hire a guide or porter if you need assistance with the luggage
- Reduce your bag pack load with only a basic but the appropriate packing list
- Never lead your guide or porter far away
Annapurna base camp trek package information
Accommodation during Annapurna base camp trek
The 11 days Annapurna base camp trekking package covers a 9-night stay cost at the hotel. You will have to bear for the stay in Kathmandu. As the ABC trek is one of the most popular treks, there will be no issues in finding proper accommodation.
If you are a solo traveler, we will provide a single room with an attached bathroom. But, if are trekking with a group there will be twin-sharing rooms for the accommodation.
In the nine nights, you will be staying the first night of the trek at Lakeside Pokhara. At Ulleri, Ghorepani, Jhinu Danda, and Sinuwa, we provide four nights in rooms with private bathrooms, while at Tadapani Himalayan, ABC, and Bamboo we offer four nights in regular rooms.
However, you can get a few luxurious hotels on the Annapurna Sanctuary trek. If you have the budget, then we can arrange accommodation as per your comfort.
Food during 11 days Annapurna base camp trek package
The ABC Trip is the ideal trek for discovering local specialties like Dal Bhat (rice pudding with lentils) and seasonal veggies in Nepal. Every day while on the walk, you will have it for lunch and supper. Additionally, you can also get a non-vegetarian Thali set. But, we recommend you not to have non-veg food due to hygiene concerns in the higher altitude region of ABC trek.
Along with the Dal Bhat, some teahouses also provide western cuisine including pizza, spaghetti, noodles, pork stew, eggs & toast, and many more. But, the menu goes narrower with the increase in altitude.
11 days Annapurna base camp trek package includes ten breakfasts and nine lunches and dinners. For any additional snacks or drinks, you have to pay.
Annapurna base camp trek cost
There is a wide range of possible expenditures for an ABC trip, based on factors such as the selected route, the duration of the walk, and whether or not the trek is undertaken alone or as part of a group. Thus, it might range from $500 up to the thousands.
If you don’t have time but are still willing to witness the vistas of the mountain in the ABC region, you can also customize Heli-tour to ABC trek with us.
Extra expenses during the ABC trek
Each trekker is responsible for his or her food and housing expenses while in Kathmandu. Making a reservation online is easy, and we can assist you.
You’ll also need money to pay for things like visas, travel insurance, permit fees, souvenirs, and the tip to a porter or guide who has been the support throughout the trek.
Further, if you are willing to travel via a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara or vice versa, you have to bear all the expenses. Similarly, you have to pay for the Wi-Fi and hot shower during your stay at Tea houses in Annapurna Sanctuary region.
Does travel insurance required for the Annapurna base camp trek?
Due to the high elevation, trekkers should be aware of the possibility of altitude sickness and other hazards including landslides while trekking to ABC.
Therefore, everyone on the ABC trip must have travel insurance. After booking your journey with us, please provide us with the details of your travel insurance policy. We don’t offer life insurance, but we may provide recommendations on which insurance companies our clients have had good experiences with.
Medical and repatriation costs, including those associated with rescue and evacuation by helicopter, must be covered by the insurance. Your insurance policy and the other papers will be used in the event of an emergency to facilitate a swift and efficient rescue.
Nepal Visa requirement
All foreign nationals, except for Indians, need a visa to enter Nepal. Tribhuvan International Airport is where visitors may get their visas upon arrival, and the main immigration office is where current visas can be renewed. Visit www.immigration.gov.np for more.
Visitor visa fees will be waived for citizens of China and the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries. Visas for stays of up to 30 days may now be obtained at Tribhuvan International Airport upon arrival from any country outside the SAARC region for a cash payment of US$50.
Permit required for Annapurna base camp trek
Trekking permits are required in all trekking areas and may be obtained from the relevant authorities. The government of Nepal issues and distributes these permits via affiliated organizations. Additionally, the sort of permission will vary on the trekking region.
The Annapurna Base Camp trail is entirely inside the Annapurna Conservation Area. Consequently, there are two permissions and associated costs required to explore this area. To begin, there is the Trekker Information and Management System (TIMS) card and the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permission. The ACAP is for hikers who want to access the conservation area, while the TIMS is for keeping everyone safe and legal.
You can easily get a trekking permit from Nepal Tourism Board either from Kathmandu or Pokhara. For that, you need to have passport size photos, the original passport and if possible its copies, visa copies, and cash for the permit.
Things to pack before coming to Annapurna base camp 11 days trek
If you want to enjoy the whole trekking journey, it’s best to bring no more than you need. . Although we appreciate your own sense of style, we recommend running your clothing decisions by us first
Here are the lists of things that you will need for the Annapurna Sanctuary trek:
For an upper body part
- Hat containing wide brim to protect from sun
- A woolen hat for protection from cold weather
- Headlamp with spare batteries
- Sunglasses and sunscreen
For body part
- Light t-shirts and shirts for trekking in lower altitude
- Jacket or sweater
- Water-proof jacket to protect from sudden rain
- Gloves to avoid freezing injury to the hand
Things for the Lower Body
- Thermal inners
- Comfortable trekking pants or trousers
- Down jackets
- Water-proof pants
- Right-size trekking boot
- Warm cotton socks
Other essential equipment and things:
- Trekking pole for a steady walk in steep terrain
- First aid kit box for any medical risk
- Portable and comfortable bag-pack
- Camera and cell phone with charger
- Body wipes, nail clippers
- Water bottles
Why choose MyEverestTrip for ABC trek?
- Our staff has authorized trekking guide training certificate
- We believe in providing excellent customer service.
- We customize the itinerary as per your need.
- We have a team of trekking professionals with Annapurna area expertise.
- We employ totally competent and certified guides who speak English.
- We arrange decent accommodations for your pleasant stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- We choose teahouses that provide exceptional service and flexible alternatives even on treks.
- Best-priced, flexible journey add-ons
- Further, with us, extra baggage storage is free throughout the journey.
- First aid and medical kit with our expert team throughout the journey
- Pulse oximeters to measure blood oxygen levels at high elevations to detect altitude sickness and other health hazards.
- We provide Last minute bookings too.
The last-minute booking of an ABC tour package
Although prior reservations are recommended, MyEverestTrip does provide a last-minute option for people who find themselves in this predicament.
Treks are available whenever possible, and we try our best to accommodate a wide range of schedules. However, in the event of a last-minute reservation, we cannot be held liable for delays caused by unforeseen factors like inclement weather or a lack of available housing.
Also Read Annapurna Khopra Ridge Trek.
How long is the trek to ABC?
Annapurna Base Camp Trek’s length and duration are flexible and determined on the route used. It’s possible to complete in as little as 5 days and as much as 14 days. Through Poonhill, the ABC Trek covers around 110 kilometers and takes about ten days to complete. The shorter routes, however, can take longer.
How High Is the Trek to Annapurna Base Camp?
The Annapurna Base Camp itself is the highest point on the ABC Trek. The base camp is located at a height of 4,130 meters (13,550 feet).
Is there a risk of developing acute mountain sickness on this hike?
If you compare it to the Annapurna Circuit Trek or the Everest Base Camp Trek, the odds are quite low. You won’t ascend higher than 4,130 meters (13,550 feet) on this hike. Therefore, the likelihood is rather low. However, you must keep it in mind.
Is it feasible to go to Annapurna Base Camp via helicopter?
Yes, this is very doable and indeed rather common. One of the well-liked helicopter trips in Nepal is the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour. Within a few hours, the helicopter will transport you directly to the base camp.
How much should I give a guide or a porter as a tip?
There is no set rate or quantity since it is all dependent on you. Giving your guide or porter a tip shows them how much you value their assistance. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you do; 10-15% is good.
Is the water safe to drink on the ABC Trek?
All along the hike, you may replenish your supply of drinking water. Water from the tap or a stream is safe to drink since it is what the natives typically drink. You may use water purification pills to be on the safe side if you don’t feel comfortable drinking the local water. Teahouses are another place you may buy mineral water.