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11 days Annapurna Base Camp trek package is the most popular trekking package among the ABC trekking. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a breathtaking journey across varying landscapes, temperatures, and culturally rich communities. You can witness several of the world’s most impressive mountains from Annapurna Base Camp, 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.
Annapurna Base Camp draws many tourists to Nepal every year, but it also turns away some of them due to the limited 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 hike.
Significant 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.
11-Day Annapurna Base Camp Trek Guide:
If you want a trip to satisfy your outdoor adventure needs, go beyond 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 experience various 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 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 pictures 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 massive 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 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 following day 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.
We take a direct path to the 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 quality time at the base camp, we descend to Bamboo and continue to Pokhara by Jhinu Danda. We can 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 requested. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or suggestions on the schedule for this hike.
11- Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary
Day 1: Drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu
Drive duration: 6-7 hours
Night stay at Pokhara
We take a tourist bus to Pokhara early in the morning, 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 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 hours
- Trek duration: 3-4 hours
- 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: 5-6 hours
- 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 hours
- Overnight at Sinuwa
We head towards Sinuwa early in the morning, descending through the rhododendron forest, the Kimsung River, and then rising to a Gurung settlement. After 6-7 hours of trekking, we will reach Sinuwa, passing the steep ascend to beautiful Chhomrong village (2170m). Overnight at Sinuwa.
Day6: Trek to the Himalayas (2,890m / 9,425ft)
- Trek duration: 6-7 hours
- Overnight at Himalayan Hotel
Today we will continue our journey towards 11 days Annapurna base camp trek itinerary by strolling through Bamboo, rhododendron, and oak-filled dense forests. The trial offers diverse flora and fauna along with the chirping sound of birds.
After 6-7 hours of trek, we will spend the night at the Himalayan hotel.
Day 7: Trek to ABC (4,130m / 13,550ft) via Machhapuchhre base camp from Himalayan Hotel
- Trek duration: 6 hours
- Overnight at Annapurna 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 move 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 spent 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 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 continued our trip to Jhinu Danda after a tiresome journey from ABC to Bamboo the previous day. To go to Jhinu Danda, we follow a trail that descends to Kimrong Khola and 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 annually. 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.
If time allows, Pokhara, a city on a lake, could be worth a short detour. You will then go 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 explore 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 safe trip back.
Best Time to Hike Annapurna Base Camp?
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 critical aspect. Although it is feasible to trek to Base Camp any time of year, spring and fall, provide the most pleasant conditions and spectacular scenery. Trekking is possible year-round, even in the rain, if you’re adventurous.
Annapurna Sanctuary trek during spring (March-May):
Spring is the best time to visit the Annapurna base camp trek because the days are pleasant and the temperatures are reasonable. Rain and other weather changes are pretty unlikely. The most excellent part is the tranquillity that only occurs in nature during spring. Wildflowers, orchids, and rhododendron buds bloom across the area, giving it a vibrant appearance.
Annapurna base camp trek during autumn (September- November)
Like spring, autumn is ideal for the ABC trek due to pleasant temperatures, gentle winds, and little precipitation.
This time of year, the mountains are beautifully visible, the sun shines 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, fewer tourists are in the area during the winter so you may have it all to yourself. On top of that, you may save money on 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 relaxing and enjoying 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 can easily accomplish the 11-day of Annapurna base camp trekking package.
The average trekking time is 6 to 7 hours daily, with stops for breathtaking mountain vistas. Long climbs, severe descents, and straight highways are all included in the trek itineraries.
Although you don’t need special technical knowledge or abilities, you 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 with excellent physical and mental health, self-confidence, and a positive outlook.
The trek is more secure when it comes to altitude as compared to the EBC trek. Most of your time will be spent in locations at fewer than 3000 meters. At Poon Hill (3,210m) and Annapurna Base Camp (4130m), the path ascends more than 3000m.
Despite this, we cannot rule out the possibility of altitude sickness. You must be well-prepared and take the appropriate safety measures.
Guide for Annapurna Base Camp Trek
As the ABC trek is challenging, no technical skill is needed. However, build 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 of 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, the 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 an average 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 essential but the appropriate packing list
- Never lead your guide or porter far away
Accommodation during the 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 the stay in Kathmandu. The ABC trek is one of the most popular, so finding proper accommodation will be no issue.
If you are a solo traveler, we will provide a single room with an attached bathroom. But, if you are trekking with a group, there will be twin-sharing rooms for accommodation.
For the nine nights, you will stay 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 standard rooms.
However, you can get a few luxurious hotels on the Annapurna Sanctuary trek. If you have the budget, we can arrange accommodation per your comfort.
Food for Annapurna Base Camp trek
The ABC Trip is ideal for discovering local specialties like Dal Bhat (rice pudding with lentils) and seasonal veggies in Nepal. You will have it for lunch and supper daily while walking. 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 provide Western cuisine, including pizza, spaghetti, noodles, pork stew, eggs & toast, and many more. But, the menu goes narrower with the increase in altitude.
Eleven days Annapurna base camp trek package includes ten breakfasts, nine lunches, and dinners. For any additional snacks or drinks, you have to pay.
ABC 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 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 must bear all the expenses. Similarly, you must pay for the Wi-Fi and hot showers at Tea houses in Annapurna Sanctuary region.
Travel Insurance 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 your travel insurance policy details. We don’t offer life insurance, but we may recommend which insurance companies our clients have had good experiences with.
The insurance must cover medical and repatriation costs, including those associated with rescue and evacuation by helicopter. Your insurance policy and the other papers will be used in the event of an emergency to facilitate a swift and efficient recovery.
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 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 for Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Trekking permits are required in all 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, two permissions and associated costs are required to explore this area. The Trekker Information and Management System (TIMS) card and the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permission exist. The ACAP is for hikers who want to access the conservation area, while the TIMS is for keeping everyone safe and legal.
You can quickly get a trekking permit from Nepal Tourism Board from Kathmandu or Pokhara. For that, you need passport-size photos, the original passport, and, if possible, copies, visa copies, and cash for the permit.
Things to pack for 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 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 coat 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 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 accessible throughout the journey.
- First aid and medical kit with our expert team throughout the journey
- Pulse oximeters 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 provides a last-minute option for people in this predicament.
Treks are available whenever possible, and we try our best to accommodate various 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 by the route used. It’s possible to complete in as little as five 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 4,130 meters (13,550 feet).
Is there a risk of developing acute mountain sickness on this hike?
The odds are low compared to the Annapurna Circuit Trek or the Everest Base Camp Trek. On this hike, you won’t ascend above 4,130 meters (13,550 feet). Therefore, the likelihood is relatively low. However, it would be best if you kept it in mind.
Is it feasible to go to Annapurna Base Camp via helicopter?
Yes, this is very doable and, indeed, relatively common. One of the well-liked helicopter trips in Nepal is the Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour. The helicopter will transport you directly to the base camp within a few hours.
How much should I give a guide or a porter as a tip?
There is no set rate or quantity since it depends 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 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.