Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Himalaya

Mountain: Annapurna (8 091 m / 26 545 ft)
Activity type: Hiking
Activity level: Moderate
Elevation: 4 130 m / 13 550 ft
Duration: 8 Day(s)
Expenses: from$ 1 000
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Route Name:
Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Трек к ABC, ABC Trek, Trek to ABC, Trek to Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Sanctuary, Треккинг в Базовый Лагерь Аннапурны
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Activity level:
Type of Climb:
Asia, Nepal: (Western Region)
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Parent Range:
First Ascent:
8 Day(s)
Max. Elevation:
4 130m / 13 550 ft
Vertical Gain:
3 060m / 10 039 ft
80km / 50 miles
Climbing Season(s):
01 Sep-30 Nov;
01 Mar-30 Jun;
Convenience Center(s):


Asia, Nepal: (Western Region)
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    The Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the most popular treks in the Annapurna region. The trail goes alongside terraced rice paddies, lush rhododendron forests, and high altitude landscapes, with the Annapurna Range in view most of the times. There are few treks that combine so many different landscapes and bring you so close to the base of 7,000 and 8,000 m high peaks in a such short period of time. The peaks of Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Fang, Annapurna, Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Machhapuchre, are arranged almost precisely in a circle about 10 miles in diameter with a deep glacier-covered amphitheater at the center, where the Base Camp is set.
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    This route combines gentle walking along nice trails with steep ascendings and descendings by the stone steps. The distance is about 80 km (or 100 km if you also trek to the viewpoint Poon Hill). It takes 8-11 days. The altitude change is from 1000 m to 4130 m and back down. Overnight stays along all the route are in lodges. You can trek by yourself (and solo as well) or you can hire guide/porter. The weather in autumn and sring is sunny and warm (about 20 °C in the daytime), although the nights are cold and temperatures can fall to freezing. At the ABC it can fall to -15 °C in the night. It's also important thet weather can change rapidly and be unpredictable.
  • Getting There Edit •  Add / Share you knowledge with mates

    You can reach the starting point from Pokhara by bus or taxi.
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    It's necessary to have Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit and TIMS Card. Entry Permit you can get in Kathmandu (Nepal Tourism Board, Bhrikutimandap, open hours 9 - 17), Pokhara (Nepal Tourism Board, Tourist Service Centre, Pardi Damside, open hours 10 - 17). You'll need 2 passport size photographs, a photo-copy of passport, form filled in, health insurance policy information. This Entry Permit is valid for single entry only and must be carried during the entire trip. Period of staying in the area is not defined. TIMS Card you can also get in NTB of Kathmandu and Pokhara. You'll need 2 passport size photographs and a photo-copy of passport. You have to pay fees for both Entry Permit and TIMS Card.
  • Are You Ready? Edit •  Add / Share you knowledge with mates

    This trek is suitable for any walker. It does not require super fit or any previous trekking/mountaineering experience. If you are healthy and can walk 5 to 6 hours daily, you can do this trekking. However, daily jugging or walking exercise is useful before you depart.
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    The trail goes up and down several times on the route. One should be prepared for long ups and downs by the stone steps. Lodges are situated rather close to each other, so that you can stop earlier in case of bad weather. Between Bagar and Machapucchre Base Camp there can be a risk of avalanches, make sure you inform yourself properly before setting off. In the area of Annapurna Sanctuary the trail can be snowy.
  • Parameters Edit •  Add / Share you knowledge with mates

    Base Camp Elevation: 1 070 m / 3 511 ft
    Summit Camp Elevation: Please update
    Accommodation in Base Camp: Both - huts and tents
    Accommodation above Base Camp: Huts only
    Number of Camps: 7
    Avg. Cost: 1 000 USD
    Age Restrictions: 14
    Soloing: Yes
    Avg. Descent Time: Please update
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    Name (Elevation) Description
    Naya Pul
    1 070 m / 3 511 tf
    This is the starting point of the route, where to buses or taxis from Pokhara arrive. You can go further by taxi or jeep if you want to avoid few hours walk along the road.
    1 940 m / 6 365 tf
    This is a beautiful village mostly inhabited by the Gurung community. There are Gompa and the Gurung Museum. You can also enjoy the stunningly close-up towering views of Fishtail, Annaurna South, and Hinchuli mountains.
    2 170 m / 7 119 tf
    This is a beautiful village locates on the slope. It's population is mostly Gurung as well.
    2 310 m / 7 579 tf
    Bamboo lodges are surrounded by bamboo and rhododendron forest.
    2 840 m / 9 318 tf
    The lodges here offer very basic comfort.
    3 230 m / 10 597 tf
    Lodges here cling to a rocky cliff side in the shadow of Fishtail.
    Machhapuchre Base Camp
    3 700 m / 12 139 tf
    This is several stone houses, where you can have a lunch or stay overnight.
    Annapurna Base Camp
    4 130 m / 13 550 tf
    There several stone houses here that are surrounded by glaciers, stone walls and snowy summits. At the sunsets lanscapes are specially beautiful.
    Jhinu Danda
    1 760 m / 5 774 tf
    There are hot springs baths at the bank of the river a little bellow the village.
    1 130 m / 3 707 tf
    From this possible end point you can go to Pokhara by bus or taxi.
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    Trek to ABC will lead you to the heart of massif Annapurna. The highest peak of it is Annapurna I (8091 m) is the first peak over 8000 m that was conquered. In 1950 Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal of a French expedition reached the summit. However, this wasn't the first time to reach such an altitude. In   ... Read more
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