7day Annapurna Base Camp Trek





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Trip Highlight:

  • The breathtaking sunrise view of Annapurna and the 360-degree panorama of the Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Annapurna Mountain Ranges at Annapurna Base Camp (4130m).
  • The rhododendron and bamboo forest that lines the walking trail adds to the enjoyment of the journey.
  • Views of the numerous Himalayas and a breathtaking sunrise
  • Countless beautiful waterfalls
  • A great hiking path with beautiful green hills in the distance.
  • The unique customs and cultures of the Gurung and Magar communities.
  • Natural Hot Spring at Jhinu Danda.
  • A beautiful Ghandruk village.


The Ghandruk village route to Annapurna Base Camp is a fantastic way to reach the summit. Compared to going via Poon Hill, this route is comparatively shorter. The intention of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is to explore the breathtaking splendor of Mount Annapurna and the neighboring ranges. It has a very diverse terrain, including lovely forests, agriculture, river basins, and the breathtaking alpine region.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes place through some of Nepal’s most breathtaking landscapes. You pass waterfalls, glaciers, and oak and rhododendron forests on the trail. Additionally, you’ll get to view some of the most endangered animals in the world, such as the red panda and snow leopard. You’ll have lots of chances to take pictures and take in the scenery along the way. The walk is difficult but worthwhile, and it’s an experience you won’t soon forget.

This ABC trek via Ghandruk is packed with adventures, picturesque villages, and fascinating cultures. The stunning view of the Annapurna South (7,219m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (fishtail) (6,997m), Gangapurna (7,455m), Mardi Himal (5553m), Bharha Chuli (7646m), and a few more peaks. The majority of the five-day ABC Trekking Trail is covered in lush woodland. We follow the Himalayan River Modi, which originates from the Annapurna Glaciers and Annapurna I, 8091m, from Deaurali to ABC through MBC.

The Ghandruk route to Annapurna Base Camp offers a chance to see several charming alpine small villages. The Gurung and Magar population resides in these villages. The foundation of the Gurkha army is made up of Gurung and Magars. Despite being known for their bravery, they are among the most hospitable people you will ever meet in their villages. You are welcome to dress in traditional Gurung attire and learn about their way of life in Ghandruk village.

7-day Annapurna Base Camp starts scenic drive from Pokhara to Ghandruk, where you may take in the area’s lush rolling hills and sparkling silver mountain range. A beautiful village called Ghandruk is home to the Gurung people. Additionally, Mount Fish Tail, Mount Annapurna South, and Mount Himchuli can all be seen from this settlement in stunning detail. Then your journey continues to Chhomrong. Chhomrong is a popular overnight stay for ABC trekkers. You can experience both the Gurung and Magar traditional cultures in this village. When you reach the mountain’s peak, you descend through a forest of bamboo, oak, and rhododendron trees that are just beginning to bloom. You continue trekking close to Machhapuchre Base Camp along the Modi River. The distance to Annapurna Base Camp from Machhapuchare Base Camp is only a short stroll. After your visit to Annapurna Base Camp, you return to Sewai through Jhinu Danda. You take a drive to Pokhara from Sewai.

Graceful Adventure travel is a registered adventure travel company from Pokhara, Nepal that organizes adventure activities for valued guests all around the globe. As a company, we assure your safety by providing a qualified and well-experienced guide. If you need any more services, we can arrange for them as well. We can plan the entire vacation for you, including hotel reservations, meals, and lodging. Since you could be unfamiliar with this wild land, managing your time and schedule will be simpler for you. Our company will be happy to be part of your thrilling experience.


On the 1st day, your trek begins scenic drive from Pokhara to Ghandruk to take in the view of the silvery mountain range and lush, rolling countryside. The journey from Ghandruk to Jhinu Dada continues as you cross a suspension bridge over the Modi Khola. After having lunch at Jhinu Danda, you’ll ascend the arduous staircase to Chhomrong. You can see the Magar and Gurung people’s lifestyles, traditions, and cultures in this village. Chhomrong is a popular overnight stay for ABC trekker.

Overnight at Chhomrong.

A 2500-step stone staircase leads down from Chhomrong, and a swinging suspension bridge crosses the Chhomrong Khola. The ascent to Sinuwa is difficult. Then we proceed through beautiful woodland to Kuldihar before making our way to Bamboo via a short downhill hike. 

Overnight in Bamboo.

After ascending steadily with fewer steep areas, you travel through the wet and cold bamboo forest. Only once you arrive at the Himalaya Hotel does the forest part, allowing you again to enjoy the sunshine and the breathtaking views of the glacial river below. Before reaching Hinku Cave, there is a difficult ascent through a much drier forest. From here, you can see how the trail descends down the river before ascending once again to Deurali, the most beautiful section of the day, and the vertical rock face cliffs above with bands of wispy waterfalls. 

Overnight in Deurali.

Finally! The day has arrived. You’ll reach ABC.  Today’s landscape is straight and steep, although there is a considerable risk of avalanches in some areas.  On your way, MBC offers stunning panoramic views of the surroundings. After having lunch in MBC, your journey heads towards ABC. You enjoy the Himalayan peaks of the Annapurna Himalayan Ranges, such as Ganga Purna, Annapurna III, Fishtail, Gandharva Chuli, Himchuli, and Annapurna South from ABC. A number of massive mountains, including the Annapurna Massif (Annapurna I–IV), Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, Pisang Peak, Paungda Danda, and a number of other peaks with elevations between 6000 and 8000m, are within striking distance of you during today’s trip. The pure magnificence of the surrounding snow-capped mountains may make this the day that you will never forget in your entire life.

Overnight in ABC

On this day, you’ll get up early in the morning before sunrise and take in the sunrise across iconic Himalayan peaks like Tent Peak, Himchuli, Annapurna II, and Mount. In the ABC Trek, fishtail left a lasting impression. Trek back to bamboo and through a thick forest 

Overnight at Bamboo.

Walking downhill to Chhomrong Khola after ascending a hill to Kuldighar from Bamboo. You proceed to Chhomrong by ascending the stone steps. Then the trail descends to Jhinu Danda. After checking into the hotel, you can go to the hot spring which takes 20 minutes. 

Overnight in Jhinu Danda

This is the final day of your trek. After having breakfast in Jhinu danda you’ll head toward Nayapool. You’ll have lunch in Jhinu Danda and continue your trek up-to Nayapool. From Nayapool you’ll drive back to Pokhara.

Overnight in Pokhara.

Food & Accomodation:

On the ABC trip, everyone’s top priorities are food and lodging. Since ABC is located in a rural section of the nation, there are no five-star hotels there, yet we can nevertheless offer first-rate hotels and lodges. The majority of the teahouses have twin-sharing arrangements, while single bedrooms can be arranged upon request. 

Food is necessary during the hike. The primary source of energy for this expedition is food burning. In Nepalese, the phrase “Dal Bhat power, 24 hours” refers to the ability to endure for practically a day after consuming dal bhat. The national dish is dal bhat, however other dishes can be made, including vegetable and noodle soups. 

We advise you to stay away from dairy items, hard drinks, and beverages with a lot of caffeine since they could be harmful to your physiology and health at higher altitudes.

Essential Info:

What makes 7-day Annapurna Base Camp Special?

Compared to other high-altitude trips, the 7-day Annapurna Base Camp via Ghandruk trek is simpler and shorter. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most spectacular treks in the world, taking you through a variety of climates, distinctive landscapes, and culturally diverse towns. Travelers can experience the way of life and culture of the Gurung and Magar cultures thanks to their hospitality. From the Annapurna Base Camp, among many other peaks, you may get breath-taking vistas of Fishtail, Hiunchuli, the Annapurna Massif, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho, Pisang, and Pungda Danda. Jhinu Danda’s natural hot water pool is a great place to unwind when traveling. Many aspects that make your trek unique might be experienced in a short amount of time.

Equipment Required for Poonhill Trek

  • Down sleeping bag (you can borrow with us)
  • Down Jacket (according to the Season)
  • Fleece linear
  • Walking Poles
  • Water bottles and water Purification tablets
  • Sun block cream
  • Lip Guard
  • Hand wash Liquid
  • Toiletries Kit


Upper Body

  • Sun hat
  • Glacier glass
  • Head Torch
  • Ear-muff and neck warmer



  • T-shirts
  • Light Jacket
  • Water and Windproof Jacket
  • Shirts and warm shirts
  • Light and Weight thermal tops



  • Hand gloves


Lower Body

  • Long and Short trekking pants
  • Water and Windproof trekking trousers



  • Thin and Thick Shock
  • Trekking Boot, Light boot and Slipper
  • Trekking Gaiters


Medicine and First Aid Kits

(Our guide will carry a first aid kit bag during the trek. We will recommend carrying your personal first aid kit bag if necessary)

  • Headache and fever medicine.
  • Burnt cream
  • Antibiotics
  • Ibuprofen for general ache and pain
  • Blister treatment such as hand plants and aids, some waterproof tape, and anti-infection. 


ABC Trek Difficulty

ABC Trek difficulty is the world’s moderate trek. Despite not being very difficult, this journey requires the trekker to be in good physical and mental health. One shouldn’t have heart and lung conditions as well as knee or ankle issues. 

This hike can be done in 5 to 6 hours of walking per day with adequate rest. A month or two before the journey date, you should start exercising and getting ready for this trip. These could include daily walking, going on hikes, taking a big walk once a week, practicing breathing techniques connected to yoga, etc.

Best Time for 7-day ABC Trek

ABC Trek is thought to be most enjoyable in the spring and fall. The best climate is reached during the spring season, which runs from February to April. You are welcomed by the sight of springtime’s flowering rhododendron and lush, green woodlands. The blossoming plants and stunning mountain views are at their peak during this time of year. At lower elevations, it is warm and moderate; as you ascend higher, it becomes colder. 

Similarly, the ideal period for the ABC Trek is during the autumn, which lasts from September to November. The enormous snow-covered mountains are stunning throughout the autumn when the skies are typically clear. Daytime temperatures are quite consistent. It can get a little chilly at night and in the early morning. But the trek is pleasant on bright, sunny days.

The rainy season, which lasts from early June to late August, can be used to complete the ABC Trek, though it is not generally recommended. The weather during this season can shift rapidly from clear to wet. Since there is no snow during this season and one can enjoy the monsoon together with the rough mountain environment, the period is not the toughest. 

The time from late November to early February is not recommended because it is winter and has the coldest weather. This season of the year brings the greatest number of casualties. This walk is nearly hard because of the constant icefall and temperatures that drop to zero degrees Celsius in a matter of minutes.

Tipping During the Trekking

Tipping is a personal way for you to express appreciation for your services. You may want to leave a tip for the services you appreciate, or you may just want to express your gratitude in Nepali by saying “DHANYABAD.” 

The final day of the vacation is typically when tips are given. Similar to this, trekkers are free to tip a hotel, lodge, or individual on whatever day they choose. Tipping is purely a matter of personal preference and perspective.

Altitude Sickness and Acclimatization

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) symptoms can appear at elevations above 2000 meters above sea level because there is less oxygen in the air, which makes breathing difficult. The signs and symptoms of AMS include nausea, fatigue, headache, and dizziness. 

Keep in mind that the ABC Trek will take you above 4000 meters, which reduces your risk of developing AMS. To help your body adjust to the thin air, walk gradually and gently. There is a danger that you could develop AMS if you try to move quickly and cover a large area at a high altitude. To prevent the situation from getting worse, vigilance should be exercised. Drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated, and eat a balanced diet of foods to help your body feel more energized.

Travel Insurance 

A quality travel insurance policy that provides adequate coverage for all of your activities is crucial for ABC Trek. During the journey, anything may happen. Even though we are more concerned with safety, accidents and emergencies can sometimes happen where we are going. 

Physical injuries, helicopter evacuation, medical costs, and any other situations you can face while trekking should all be covered by your travel insurance policy.

Drinking Water on ABC Trek

Trekkers must drink plenty of water to keep their bodies hydrated and avoid altitude sickness (AMS) (Acute Mountain Sickness). Three to four liters of water per day should be consumed while climbing up ABC. 

Instead of purchasing bottled water, we strongly advise you to carry one reusable water container that can hold hot water. In addition to being pricey, bottled water might cause severe issues in the Annapurna region. Water purification tablets can be used to clean water. But after taking tablets, the flavor will change. Water should always be consumed after sufficient cleansing. Both the teahouse and the tent have access to boiled water.

Entrance Permit and Requirement

The permits you need for ABC Trek are:

  • TIMS (Tourist Information Management System) card.
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) Permit

Important Documents and Information to get these permit

  • 2 passport-size photos
  • Photocopy of your passport
  • Dates when your trek starts and end
  • Emergency Contact Information
  • Travel Insurance Detail


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