Annapurna Base camp trek distance typically covers about 110km. You will have to walk for 6 hours on average and cover a distance of 10km on average per day. This trail is a moderately easy trail that will take you through the rural setting of Nepal and near the Annapurna mountain range.
Annapurna base camp is a trek to the base camp of the world’s tenth highest peak, Mount Annapurna. This trek to a unique paradise is one of the best trekking trails available in the world. This trek takes you from authentic Gurung villages to forests with varied flora and fauna. The distance to Annapurna base camp offers you so much to see in about 110km on average.
Annapurna base camp is a moderately difficult trek that can be done by anyone with good stamina. This camp is situated at an altitude of about 4200m and is popular among group trekkers as well as solo trekkers.
Trekking to Annapurna base camp means trekking in through hills and mountains and experiencing rural settings. There will be a new adventure waiting for you at every turn to Annapurna Base Camp. This will make your trip a memorable experience.
This world-renowned trek to the Annapurna Base Camp might seem a long trek but is a worthwhile one. You will get to experience the diverse culture of Nepal along with panoramic views of exotic mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Lamjung Himal. This hike to Annapurna Base Camp alone or in a group will be a life-changing experience for you.
Similar trekking packages:
- Distance Covered in Standard Itinerary
- Kathmandu Airport Pickup and Transfer to Hotel ( Day 1)
- Kathmandu to Pokhara Distance ( Day 2)
- Nayapul and trek to Ulleri Distance (Day 3)
- Ulleri to Ghorepani Distance (Day 4)
- Ghorepani to Poon Hill and Tadapani Distance (Day 5)
- Tadapani to Chomrong Distance (Day 6)
- Chomrong to Himalaya Distance (Day 7)
- Himalaya to Annapurna Base Camp Distance (Day 8)
- Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo Distance (Day 9)
- Bamboo to Jhinu Hot Spring Distance ( Day 10)
- Jhinu Hot Spring to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara (Day 11)
- Drive/Fly Back to Kathmandu (Day 12)
- Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek Distance
Distance Covered in Standard Itinerary
The average duration to complete a trek to Annapurna Base Camp is usually about two weeks long. This itinerary is subjected to change according to your plan or places you wish to cover. The daily time duration you will have to walk is about six hours on average. Therefore, it is advised to prepare yourself with light hikes before attempting this climb.
Below we have listed a comfortable itinerary that usually fits the needs of tourist:
Kathmandu Airport Pickup and Transfer to Hotel ( Day 1)
Maximum Elevation: 1345 meters
Distance Traveled: 6-10 km by private vehicle
Time required: 30 minutes
This will be the beginning of your trip to Annapurna Base Camp. Once you arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, we will pick you up and check you into your hotel. You will reach your hotel safely and hassle-free. The time required to get to your hotel depends on where your stay is. You can spend the day prepping for the trek, relaxing or wandering Kathmandu valley.
Kathmandu to Pokhara Distance ( Day 2)
Maximum Elevation: 1345 meters
Distance Traveled: 210 km by Airplane/Bus
Time by flight: 30 mins / Time by road: 6-7 hours
The second day of your trip is the day we commence to Pokhara. Pokhara city is about 200 km away from Kathmandu. The time you need to get to Pokhara depends on the route you choose to take. If you fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara, it takes about 30 minutes. You can spend the day exploring Pokhara or fly late spending the day in Kathmandu. Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara usually takes about $100.
If you choose to go via road, there are excellent tourist busses available. It will take you about 6 hours to reach Pokhara. This route allows you to witness the hills, rivers, villages and authentic foods of Nepal. This option is significantly cheaper than the airway. The average cost per person via this method is about $15.
Nayapul and trek to Ulleri Distance (Day 3)
Max Elevation: 1920m
Distance Travelled on Bus: 40 km
Driving time: 2 hours
Distance Travelled Walking : 15 km
Walking Hours : 5 hrs
For the fourth day, we will start walking on foot. Ideally, you will reach Nayapul by 10 am – 11 am. For this, you have to leave Pokhara around 8 am. Nayapul is about 40 km away from the heart of Pokhara city and requires a 2-hour drive. Nayapul is at an elevation of 1010m. There are a few tea houses in this area where you can refresh yourself.
Your hike begins from Nayapul. You will walk for about 5 hours and reach a place called Ulleri for the day. This route is an easy uphill route with a lot of os stairs or paved paths. This makes walking easy and fast. You will have to walk about 5-6 hrs from Nayapul to get here. In Ulleri village, you can experience a bright evening with cultural dances and with warm welcoming people.
Ulleri to Ghorepani Distance (Day 4)
Max Elevation: 2860 m
Distance Travelled Walking: 10.5 km
Walking Hours: 5 hours
For the fourth day of your hike, you will reach Ghorepani. Your journey begins as you leave Nayapul early in the morning. The trail leading you unto Ghorepani is comparatively an easy one. You will walk through thick forests of rhododendron along with beautiful pastures and cultivated lands. By crossing villages of Banthali at 2250 meters and Nangeethani at 2460 meters, you will reach Ghorepani, which is at an elevation of 2860 meters. You will have to walk for about 5 hours to reach Ghorepani from Ulleri. The average distance you have to cover on foot for this day is about 10.5 km.
While walking on this route, you will cross multiple suspension bridges and walk through gorges and rain forests. There is a mixture of uphill and downhill and you might be lucky enough to witness a few animals on the trail. Make sure to leave a way for the donkeys carrying supplies while walking on the narrow trails to ensure your safety.
Ghorepani to Poon Hill and Tadapani Distance (Day 5)
Poon Hill Elevation: 3210meter
Distance to Poon Hill: 1 km
Walking Hours to Poonhill: 1 hour
Tadapani Elevation: 2610 meters
Walking Hours to Tadapani: 6-7 hour
Distance to Tadapani: 9 km
On the fifth day of your trek to Annapurna Base Camp, you will detour a little in the morning before heading towards the trail leading to base camp. You will have to wake up early in the morning at about 4 am and walk unto Poon Hill for sunrise. The walk to Poon Hill is about an hour on average and you will have to walk about a kilometer to reach there. This place offers an incredible panoramic view of the mountains in the Annapurna Range. The scenery during sunrise is breathtaking.
After sunrise you will return to Ghorepani, have breakfast and leave for Tadapani. The trail leading to Tadapani goes through a thick forest of pines and rhododendron. You will climb onto a village called Derail and descent to Tadapani, where you will spend the night. The average distance you have to walk to get to Tadapani from Ghorepani is about 9km on average and requires about 6 hours walk.
Tadapani to Chomrong Distance (Day 6)
Max Elevation: 2170m
Walking Distance: 10 km
Walking Hours: 5 hour
For the sixth day of your hike to Annapurna Base Camp, you will descend to a small village in the Annapurna region called Chomrong. This is at an elevation of 2170 meters. The descend is quite steep until you reach a stream called Kimrong Khola. The trail slowly ascends after you cross the bridge of the Kimrong Khola. You will cross an intimate authentic Gurung village called Chule, which offers terrific Himalayan views. You will have to climb the forest trail to reach this populated village called Chommorong. The hike will require about 5 hours walk and you need to cover a distance of 11km on average.
Make sure you wear full-sleeved clothing on this trial as you might encounter leeches and other insects.
Chomrong to Himalaya Distance (Day 7)
Max Elevation: 2300 m
Walking Distance: 10 km
Walking Hours: 6 hours
You will be trekking today with a steep drop to the Chommrong Khola. You will cross a suspension bridge that is 1900m above sea level. After this is a gradual uphill unto a village called Sinewa. The trail then passes through deep and dense Bamboo, Rhododendron, and Oak trees. You have to ascend unto a village called Kuldi, which is at 2470 meters and then descend through the stone staircase into the Bamboo village. This descent is slippery and therefore scary. You will cross the village of Dovan and then reach Himalaya and spend the night there. This place is at an altitude of about 2300m. The average distance you have to travel to reach Himalaya is about 10km and need to walk for about 6 hours.
Himalaya to Annapurna Base Camp Distance (Day 8)
Max Elevation: 3700 m
Walking Distance: 13km
Walking Hours: 7 hours
For the eighth day of the trek, you reach the main highlight of this trek. You will trek up to the base camp. At the beginning of the hike, you will walk uphill through the thick forest towards Hinko Cave. From Hiko cave, you will advance towards an avalanche-prone trail and reach to Annapurna Base Camp. This is at an altitude of 3700m and will stay here for the night. You will have to walk for about 13km and will need about 7 hours to do so. This place is also called Annapurna Sanctuary. You can enjoy the view of magnificent mountains like Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Hinuchuli, Machhapuchre, etc.
Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo Distance (Day 9)
Bamboo Elevation: 3700 m
Walking Distance: 16 km
Walking Hours: 7 hours
On the ninth day of the trek, you will start descending from the base camp towards Bamboo. You will follow a route through the Modi Khola and thick forests of rhododendron and reach Bamboo. You will have to walk about 16km and will require about 7 hours.
We start the day by descending to Machhapuchhre Base Camp through the moraine route. Enjoying the view of the snowy peaks, we follow the trails of Modi Khola through the forest of rhododendron and fir and climb down past Deurali and Himalaya to finally reach Bamboo. Overnight at guesthouse.
Bamboo to Jhinu Hot Spring Distance ( Day 10)
Jhinu Elevation: 2345 m
Walking Distance: 12 km
Walking Hours: 6 hours
Today you will start the trek early to get to Jhinu hot spring. The trail to the spring is very steep until you reach the spring. After walking for about 6 hours and covering a distance of almost 12 km, you can enjoy a dip in the spring and relax. There are many teahouses where you can comfortably spend the night.
Jhinu Hot Spring to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara (Day 11)
Walking Distance:13 km
Walking Hours: 5 hours
Today is the last day of your hike to Annapurna Base Camp. You will trek back to Nayapul from the spring. A jeep or a bus will pick you up from Nayapul and drop you off at your hotel in Pokhara. You will have to walk for about 13 km and require 5 hours on average. The drive back to Pokhara is a two-hour drive.
Drive/Fly Back to Kathmandu (Day 12)
Distance Traveled: 210 km
Time by flight: 30 minutes
Time by road: 6-7 hours
We will leave Pokhara early in the morning, typically by 7 am if you travel by bus. The timing for flight is flexible. You can spend the day exploring Pokhara city and take the flight later in the day.
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Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek Distance
Annapurna Base Camp short trek is a 7-day trek that takes you through one of the most exotic trekking trails in the world. It is one of the most popular trekking trails for people who are in a time crunch but wish to experience the wilderness of Nepal. Annapurna Base Camp trek offers you an experience of the rural settings of Nepal with diverse flora, fauna, and mountains. This short trek to Annapurna base camp offers you through authentic villages, which offer breathtaking views of the Annapurna mountain range.
For this trek, you will need to get to Nayapul early in the morning and walk to Ghandruk. On the first day, you will walk for about 5 hours and cover a distance of approximately 9km. The second day will be a trek from Ghandruk to Sinwa via Chomrong. You will have to walk for 7 hours today. The target for the third day is to reach Deurali by walking for another 7 hours. The next day you will reach the most awaited place, Annapurna Base Camp and spend the night. The next day, you will start descending back and reach Bamboo after walking for about 6 hours. The next day you will descend to another major attraction, Jhinu Spring, and relax in the hot spring. After walking for about 5 hours, you will reach Nayapul and end your hike. You will return to Pokhara via bus or jeep the same day. You can fly out the same day or the following day to reach Kathmandu.