7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Duration: 7 Days   |   Trip Photos  |  
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Lodge to Lodge Trek
  • Transport: Aeroplane / Tourist Bus
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Teahouses + Lodges
  • Group Size: 2-20 PAX
  • Max Elevation: 4,130 m

Annapurna Base Camp Trek in March

Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days is a popular and exciting trekking in the Himalayas that explores the north-central prospects of the region. This remarkable classical Himalayan trek takes you to the base of the tenth-highest snow-clad mountain in the world, Mt. Annapurna [8,091 meters/ 26,545 feet], across the diverse enchanting landscapes, enriching Himalayan settlement and cultural landmarks. In comparison to its longer variants that last upto 12-13 days, this seven-day Himalayan exploration has been designed to cater to the needs of the trekking enthusiasts who are bound by the timeframe.

Despite being a relatively shorter excursion, this epic Himalayan adventure doesn’t miss out on any highlight of the base camp region. In fact, this classical trail in the Himalayas also takes you across Mt. Machhapuchhre [6,993 meters/ 22,943 feet]. Thus, you will be exploring two popular base camps: Annapurna Base Camp [4,130 meters/ 13,550 feet] and Machhapuchhre Base Camp [3,700 meters/ 12,139 feet] in a single itinerary. So, if you looking for an introductory trekking adventure to the Himalayas without any major challenges or to add base camp adventure to the popular cultural trekking trails of the region, Annapurna Base Camp is a unique blend of flavors that sums up different exploration prospects of the region.


  • Reaching the foothills of the tenth highest mountain in the world, Mt. Annapurna [8,091 meters/ 26,545 feet]
  • Exploration of two of the popular base camps in a single itinerary: Annapurna Base Camp [4,130 meters/ 13,550 feet] and Machhapuchhre Base Camp [3,700 meters/ 12,139 feet]
  • Incredible views of the Himalayan peaks like Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli, Nilgiri and other adjacent peaks
  • Traversing across diverse terrains, lush rhododendron and pine forests, terraced farms, cascading rivers and waterfalls, and alpine glacial moraines
  • Rich biodiversity, rare species of flora and fauna of the Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Culturally immersive trails across the traditional Gurung, Magar, and Thakali settlements

Day to Day Itinerary

  • Day 1 Fly to Pokhara and drive to Ghandruk

    Kathmandu Elevation: 1,400 meters/ 4,593 feet

    Pokhara Elevation: 822 meters/ 2,696 feet

    Ghandruk Elevation: 1,940 meters/ 6,364 feet

    Elevation Gain: 540 meters

    You will kickstart your Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. After breakfast, you will board a flight heading toward Pokhara from the domestic terminal at the TIA, enjoying the epic aerial views of the Himalayas and the lush valleys below; you will have a touchdown at Pokhara in about 25 minutes.

    After landing on Pokhara and resting for a bit, you will prepare yourself for the second part of this day’s adventure. Taking a comfortable and convenient vehicle, you will drive past the scenic landscapes, terraced farms, and lush forested areas across Nayapul and Syauli Bazaar to reach Ghandruk. This will be your first night in the Himalayas, and you will enjoy the stunning views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre from its vantage point.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Lodge/Home Stay/Hotel
    • Place: Ghandruk
    • Altitude: 1,940 meters
  • Day 2 Trek to Sinuwa

    Ghandruk Elevation: 1,940 meters/ 6,364 feet

    Sinuwa Elevation: 2,340 meters/ 7,677 feet

    Elevation Gain: 400 meters/ 1,312 feet

    Starting your trekking adventure in this Himalayan exploration, after breakfast, you will follow the steep trails alongside the Kimrong River, making your way toward Chomrong during the first leg. You will be able to enjoy the breathtaking views of Machhapuchhre and Annapurna South from this point.

    Proceeding further in your trekking route, you will then descend from Chhomrong via the stone-paved staircases and reach the banks of Chhomrong Khola. Crossing a wooden bridge over the river, you will pass through the enchanting forested areas and reach Sinuwa in about two hours.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Lodges/Tea Houses
    • Place: Sinuwa
    • Altitude: 2,340 meters
  • Day 3 Trek to Deurali

    Sinuwa Elevation: 2,340 meters/ 7,677 feet

    Deurali Elevation: 3,174 meters/ 10,413 feet

    Elevation Gain: 834 meters/ 2,736 feet

    It’s another exciting day of trekking , traversing across the densely forested areas of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), you will follow the scenic trekking route on the bank of the Modi River. Following the ascending trail, you will first reach Bamboo; after taking a break here, you will continue with your trekking adventure heading toward Dovan.

    Moving further in your trekking route, you will then cross a small hamlet along this day’s trekking trail called Himalaya. Leaving the forested trails behind, you will follow the steep incline up ahead to reach Deurali, your resting destination tonight. This day’s trekking trail will be rewarded with stunning views of Machhapuchhre and other surrounding peaks.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Lodges/Tea Houses
    • Place: Deurali
    • Altitude: 3,174 meters
  • Day 4 Trek to Annapurna Base Camp

    Deurali Elevation: 3,174 meters/ 10,413 feet

    Annapurna Base Camp Elevation: 4,130 meters/ 13,550 feet

    Elevation Gain: 956 meters/ 3,136 feet

    On this day’s adventure, you will finally move toward the main objective of this trek; after breakfast, you will leave Deurali and push for the foothills of the towering Annapurna. Overcoming the landslide section right ahead of Deurali, you will then switch to the semi-arid trails and follow the gradual ascend to Machhapuchhre Base Camp [3,700 meters/ 12,139 feet]. It will take approximately 3 hours for you to reach MBC from Deurali; enjoying the spectacular views of the Himalayas from the base camp, you will proceed further in your trekking trail.

    You will follow the easy-going ascending route and finally reach the Annapurna Base Camp in about 2 hours from MBC. From the vantage point at the base camp, you will be able to enjoy the magical views of the Himalayan massifs like Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Machapuchhre, Hiunchuli, and other adjacent peaks. Relishing the magnificence of the Himalayas, you will rest here tonight.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Lodges/Tea Houses
    • Place: Annapurna Base Camp
    • Altitude: 4,130 meters
  • Day 5 Trek down to Bamboo

    Annapurna Base Camp Elevation: 4,130 meters/ 13,550 feet

    Bamboo Elevation: 2,350 meters/ 7,700 feet

    Elevation Loss: 1,780 meters/ 5,839 feet

    After completing the exploration of the Annapurna Base Camp, from this day onward, you will retrace your steps back to the starting point. Enjoying the picturesque sunrise views from Annapurna Glacier, you will return back to your teahouse and enjoy a heathy breakfast before starting your descending journey.

    During the first leg of this day’s adventure, we will follow the gradually descending trails to the MBC and head toward Deurali. You will then further descend down to Bamboo, this day’s stop point; it will take about 7-8 hours for you to reach Bamboo from the Annapurna Base Camp.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Lodges/Tea Houses
    • Place: Bamboo
    • Altitude: 2,350 meters
  • Day 6 Trek to Jhinu Danda (Natural Hot Spring)

    Bamboo Elevation: 2,350 meters/ 7,700 feet

    Jhinu Danda Elevation: 1,780 meters/ 5,839 feet

    Elevation Loss: 570 meters/ 1,870 feet

    Continuing further with your descending trails, you will first head toward the Kimrong Khola and move along the gradually ascending trail across the scenic rhododendron, oak, and bamboo forests. Then, after retracing your steps back to Chhomrong Village, you take a short break and follow the remote foot trails heading toward the peaceful settlement of Jhinu Danda.

    It will take you about two hours to reach Jhinu Danda from Chhomrong, and after your arrival, you can immerse yourself in the natural hot spring of your destination, which will wash away your tiredness.

    • Meals: BLD
    • Accommodation: Lodges/Tea Houses
    • Place: Jhinu Danda
    • Altitude: 1,780 meters
  • Day 7 Trek down to Siwai and drive to Pokhara

    Jhinu Danda Elevation: 1,780 meters/ 5,839 feet

    Siwai Elevation: 1,530 meters/ 5,019 feet

    Pokhara Elevation: 820 metres

    Elevation Loss: 960 meters 

    This will be the last day of your remarkable Himalayan adventure; after having breakfast at Jhinu Danda, you will continue with your descending trail during the first part of this day’s adventure. Following the trails alongside the Mardi Khola, you will pass through the lush, hypnotizing landscapes of the region and make your way toward Siwai in about 3-4 hours.

    Your arrival at Siwai will officially mark the end of your trekking adventure, and from here, you will board a comfortable vehicle for a drive down to Pokhara. Enjoying the incredible views of the greenery all around you and the magnificent Himalayan peaks in the background; you will first drive to Ghandruk Phedi, then pass through Birethanti and Nayapul to arrive at Pokhara.

    • Place: Pokhara
    • Altitude: 820 metres

What to Expect

  • Airport pickup and drop service
  • Standard meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Experienced license holder guide 
  • Strong and helpful porter with proper equipment (1 porter for 2 people)
  • Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for guide and porters 
  • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek
  • All land transportation as per itinerary
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) card
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entry permit
  • One-night standard hotel in Pokhara
  • Comprehensive first aid kit with oximeter to monitor your oxygen level daily
  • Government taxes and official expenses
  • International airfare and taxes
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Your Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • All the expenses of a personal nature
  • Any kind of drinks and desserts during the trek
  • Tips for guide and porter (Tipping is expected)
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Useful Information

Best Time for Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days

Everest Base Camp Vs Annapurna

There are generally two seasons for the best-value Himalayan trekking experience in Nepal: autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May). Both spring and autumn have the most suitable weather conditions: dry trekking trails, lush landscapes, and just astounding views of the Himalayas under a clear sky.

If you are planning to do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days to explore the second most popular trekking region in the country, spring and autumn would be the prime seasons to explore the region’s beauty at its peak. Let’s break out some of the major highlights of both these peak seasons.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Autumn

Even among the peak seasons, the autumn season is considered the ‘number one’ season for this epic Himalayan adventure in the country. In addition to the enchanting trails brimming with the unique shades of the fall season, the fresh monsoon rain-washed landscapes, clear mountain views, and cultural experiences add excitement to your Himalayan adventure.

The autumn season has the most suitable mild weather conditions perfect for outdoor adventures, averaging around 14°C to 18°C. So, you can expect the morning and evenings to be chill and breezy. If you are planning the trek during the latter part of the autumn, you can expect light snowfalls in the higher regions as the winter season closes in.

Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days in Autumn Season

  • Mild temperatures that are perfect for outdoor adventures
  • Stable climatic conditions and low precipitation
  • Crisp and fresh air
  • Unobstructed spectacular views of the Himalayan vistas
  • Unique vibrant shades of the fall season
  • Less crowded trekking routes
  • Festive season that celebrates some of the grandest festivals
  • Amazing delicacies of the harvest season

Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Spring

Spring is another wonderful time to explore the beauty of the second mainstream trekking region of this charming Himalayan nation. One of the major highlights of doing this Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days in spring is that nature is at its pinnacle during this season. The entire lower trekking region is covered with dotted rhododendron flowers and other wildflowers.

Similarly, the stunning visuals of the different colors of this blooming season offer the most picturesque views of the Himalayan vistas with a fairy-tale-like brimming natural setup. If you are into birdwatching or wildlife photography, then you definitely can’t miss this amazing season when the biodiversity of the region is overflowing with life.

The temperature of the Annapurna region is slightly on the warmer side compared to the autumn and generally averages around 16°C to 22°C. So, you will feel a lot warmer even during the high elevation, gaining points in an alpine environment.

Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days in Spring Season

  • Warmer climatic conditions that make even your alpine exploration enjoyable
  • Stunning visuals of the blooming season
  • Clear mountain views across the enchanting landscapes of nature at its peak
  • Opportunity to explore the rich biodiversity of the Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Stable climatic conditions with mostly clear days
  • Increased wildlife activity and an ideal period for migratory birdwatching
  • Incredible photography opportunities
  • Ideal conditions for outdoor camping

7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek Difficulty

Annapurna Circuit 7 Days Trek

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days is an amazing and iconic trekking adventure; it wouldn’t be a stretch to say that if you are a trekking enthusiast, you should definitely try this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Dubbed as the ‘second most popular mainstream trekking route,’ the natural allurements, magnificent views of the Himalayan massifs, vast bio-diversity of the region, religious significance, and the overall cultural experience of this Himalayan exploration make it one of the most fascinating Himalayan trekking route in Nepal.

So, if you are interested in exploring this exciting region and curious about its difficulty level, rest assured, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek has been graded a ‘moderately difficult’ adventure. It means even if you are a newbie who doesn’t have any prior trekking experience, you can complete this remarkable Himalayan exploration.

However, don’t let its moderate grading fool you, Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days is still a Himalayan adventure that explores high-altitude regions, so it’s nothing like the weekend hikes in the backyard. There are several difficulty factors that you have to overcome during your Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Let’s break down some of the challenges of this adventure that you have to prepare yourself for:

Altitude Sickness

High altitude adventures and altitude sickness pretty much go hand-in-hand; with the increase in altitude during your adventure, the risk of altitude sickness also proportionately increases. It is hard for the human body to adapt properly in altitudes above 2,500 meters, so you will have to go through the acclimatization process to settle in properly with the rising altitudes.

In this iconic Himalayan adventure, starting your adventure at Ghandruk (1,940 meters), you will move along high-elevation points like Deurali (3,174 meters), and the highest altitude gain in this trek is at Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 meters). So, you will need to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and pay attention to any kind of symptoms related to altitude sickness.

Trekking Distance

The total trekking distance of this Himalayan exploration is about 110 km, so during your trekking days, you will be covering an approximate distance of 6-7 hours of walking on average. So, if you are not prepared for the long hours of walking, pulling this feat with the rising altitude can be a draining task. On top of that, you will be carrying your luggage, so you will have to make an adequate preparation for this demanding exploration.


Even though the Annapurna region is the second most popular Himalayan trekking destination in Nepal, it is still a remote exploration that takes you to the secluded part of the region. The transportation, technological, and other infrastructural developments in the region are pretty much limited. So, you shouldn’t expect the facilities that you receive at top-tier hotels at vacation destinations during your exploration. You should be mentally prepared for the minor inconvenience and shut out from the modern-day technological marvels during remote Himalayan exploration.


The peak seasons, like spring and autumn, are considered to be an ideal period for this iconic Himalayan exploration due to pleasant climatic and weather conditions. However, if you are planning your adventures for the off-season, like winter (December to February) and monsoon (June to August), then you have to deal with challenging weather factors. For instance, the winter season is known for the snow-covered trails and freezing climatic conditions. Whereas, monsoon is considered a dangerous season due to its slippery trails and looming natural calamities like flooding and landslides.

Is Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days Right for Me?

Annapurna Base Camp Trek in March

If you are worried about either, you can complete this Himalayan exploration by considering the difficulty level. Don’t panic; you can easily complete this trek with the right amount of preparation. Although the difficulty part shows the hurdles that you can expect during your adventure, it doesn't mean that you cannot complete the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

The success rate of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days is98% to 100%, and in the list of the successful conquerors of this trekking route, there are many elderly trekkers and even children below the age of 14. So, although working on the preparation part may seem like a little bit of a hassle, for the most comfortable experience and enjoyability scale, it is recommended.

With good health conditions and a basic level of physical fitness, anyone can easily complete this exhilarating trekking adventure Consult your physician and guide if you have any kind of medical conditions before considering the trek.

Preparation for Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days


The preparation for your Annapurna Base Camp Trek primarily depends on your physical activity. If you are an athlete or work on a routine basis, you might not need to put in many hours during your preparation period for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days. However, if you don’t have any prior high-altitude trekking experience or you are not physically active, then you can do your physical assessment to design an effective training program.

You are recommended to train at least 4-6 weeks prior to your Annapurna Base Camp Trekking adventure. For the most effective preparation, you can also do some practice hikes in the steep landscapes close to you, carrying a backpack with significant weight. This will not only be the perfect stimulation of the experience that you can expect during your actual trek to design and analyze your weak points but also a wonderful opportunity to check the comfort level of your boost and equipment. You are recommended to work on your strength and endurance prospects for a better experience, you can include the following exercises in your training program.

Strength Endurance Exercises

  • Pushp up
  • Plank
  • Pull up
  • Lunges
  • Squat
  • Bicep curl
  • Deadlift
  • Overhead press
  • Dip
  • Leg press
  • Shoulder press
  • Step up

Cardiovascular exercises

  • Jogging
  • Skipping
  • Cycling
  • Power walking
  • High knees
  • Jumping jack
  • Swimming
  • Rowing
  • Burpees

Mental Preparation

Although physical preparation for any kind of demanding adventure is an absolute necessity, mental preparation also plays a vital role in the success of this adventure. Things always don’t go the way you plan to, so it is necessary to be prepared for the hurdles and challenges that you may face during this trek. So, being mentally prepared will not only keep you composed and determined to complete this Himalayan exploration, but you will be able to truly immerse in this experience to a farther extent. Here are some mental preparation tips for this iconic trekking adventure.

  • Practice staying calm and composed to properly assess the situation
  • Learn to stay positive consistently
  • Surround yourself with positive people
  • Do meditation
  • Practice leaving your comfort zone
  • Positive self-talking
  • Visualise your movements and journey
  • Prepare yourself for minor inconveniences
  • Identify your fears and work on them

Food and Accommodation

Food and accommodation during Annapurna Base camp trek

Annapurna region is a mainstream trekking region in Nepal and a well-renowned Himalayan trekking adventure. So, compared to other remote Himalayan explorations, you can expect moderate to luxurious levels of accommodation and lodging facilities during your trekking adventure. In your standard trekking package, you can expect to rest at the dormitory-style rooms at the teahouses along the trail with at least 2-3 beds adjacently lined up.

As for the basic amenities, you will receive a comfortable mattress, a clean pair of sheets, a pillow, and a blanket. Similar to your lodging facilities, the bathrooms are also on a shared basis; some teahouses have attached bathrooms, meanwhile others don’t. There are communal areas like dining halls and resting lobbies that are equipped with heaters. You can also upgrade to the luxurious trekking packages, which add personal touches to your experience.


Cuisine exploration is one of the additional perks of extraordinary Himalayan adventure. Not only will you get the taste of diverse regional dishes, but you will also have the opportunity to relish the Tibetan and Indian culture inspired dishes. Similarly, you can also enjoy some of the starting continental dishes with Nepali touches in this trek. The general food menu at teahouses in the Annapurna region includes the following delicacies.

For Breakfast

  • Tea, coffee,
  • Eggs
  • Bread/toast with jam, honey and butter
  • Muesli
  • Oats
  • Cornflakes
  • Pakoda
  • Paratha
  • Chapati
  • Tibetan bread
  • Fruits
  • Pancake
  • Pudding

For Lunch and Dinner

  • Dal, bhat, tarkari (lentil soup, steamed rice, vegetables and other side dishes)
  • Thakali khana set
  • Dhindo gundruk
  • Pizza
  • Pasta
  • Macrons
  • Spaghetti
  • Sandwich
  • Steaks
  • Spring roll
  • Dumplings/ momo
  • Thukpa
  • Chowmein
  • Rilduk
  • Shyaphale

**Note: Vegetarian and vegan options also available at the teahouses/lodges**

Packing Checklist

For a comfortable and enjoyable experience during this classical Himalayan trek, you need to make sure that you are well-packed. You will traverse across different climatic zones in this Himalayan exploration, so you need to pack the right gear and clothes to deal with these climatic zones. Even though you are recommended to pack light for the trek, don’t miss out on the most basic essentials. Here are some recommended packing checklists for this adventure:

Head and Body

  • Sun hat, scarf
  • Woolen/ knitted hat/ beanie
  • Muffler/ bufff
  • Insulated/ waterproof gloves
  • Long sleeve, short sleeve t-shirts
  • Fleece or down jacket
  • Insulated vest/ thermal layers
  • Waterproof/ windproof jacket
  • Waterproof trekking pants
  • Hiking shorts
  • Fleece/ heavy fur trousers
  • Several pairs of underwear


  • Trekking boots (make sure to break in)
  • Sports shoes
  • Several pairs of socks (moisture-wicking)
  • Waterproof gaiters
  • Sandals/ crocs or slippers

Personal Care

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Sunscreen, body lotion
  • Lip balm
  • Quick dry towels
  • Small mirror
  • Nail clippers
  • Tissue paper and wet wipes
  • Insect repellent spray/ cream
  • Prescribed medications
  • Portable first-aid kit


  • Daybpack/ backpack
  • Sleep bag (four seasonal recommended)
  • Trekking poles
  • Binoculars
  • Headlamp/ flashlight with extra batteries
  • Maps and compass
  • Camera
  • Power bank, solar chargers
  • Universal charging cord
  • Thermos/ water bottles
  • Pen, journals
  • Magazine, books
  • Board games, entertainment set

**Note: Make sure to carry enough change converted to the local currency for snacking and shopping for souvenirs. There are no atm machines along the trekking route**

If you're want an extended trek to experience the breathtaking beauty of Annapurna region, we also offer an Annapurna Circuit 12 Days Trek Itinerary, allowing you to immerse yourself in the beauty of the Himalayas in a slightly longer timeframe.

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