Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara - 5 Days

5-6 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek From Pokhara Cost and Itinerary 2024
5 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek
What to see & doSpecific information about Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara - 5 Days
  • Duration5 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Max Altitude 4130m
  • Starts at Pokhara
  • Ends at Pokhara
  • Trip Style Lodge to Lodge Trek
  • Group Size 10
  • Transportation Private Car/jeep
  • Best Season March, April, May and Sept, Oct, Nov

5 Days ABC Trek from Pokhara is an exciting adventure into the glacial heart of the western Himalayas. Here, you will come close to Mt. Annapurna (8091m), the 10th highest mountain in the world. The trail follows winding paths along the valley's rushing rivers and forested slopes. Regarded as one of the most popular short treks in the world, the 5 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara is a unique blend of diverse cultures and nature. This expedition is more than a trek; it is an experience you will never forget. Our well-curated and tailored trek package perfectly introduces Nepal's natural splendor and extraordinary landscape. You will have the front-row ticket to witness some of the world's tallest and most beautiful mountain peaks. This includes Himalchuli (7,893m), Gangapurna (7,455m), Machapuchare (6,993m), and the majestic Annapurna massif. But, the 5 - 6 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara is not just about spectacular scenery.

The route is also renowned for cultural diversity as the trail passes through several village settlements occupied by various indigenous people from several ethnic backgrounds. You will explore several temples, monasteries, and shrines along the journey. Further, the trail will also lead you through the Annapurna Conservation Area, which allows you to spot elusive animals and birds like the Himalayan monal and Red Panda. Overall, the short 5 - 6 Days ABC trek from Pokhara enables you to savor the spirit of adventure without any time restraints. Outfitter Nepal welcomes you upon your arrival in Nepal and will make necessary arrangements for transportation, meals, accommodation, and trekking permits. Our guide will assist you from small village settlements like Nayapul to destinations like Annapurna Base Camp. He will ensure your safety, be your companion along the route, and share exciting stories about this majestic region.

5 Days ABC Trek from Pokhara Highlights

  • Scenic drive through the countryside and sub-urban areas of Nepal.
  • Immerse yourself in the tranquil atmosphere of Pokhara, where towering Mountains can be seen reflecting in the waters of Lake Phewa.
  • Relax yourself in the hot springs at Jhinu Danda.
  • Experience the fascinating culture and tradition of the hospitable Magar and Gurung people.
  • Cherish sublime views of the spectacular mountains like Machapuchare, Gangapurna, and Annapurna.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara 5-6 Days Trail

The 5 Days ABC trek from Pokhara is one of Nepal's most convenient and popular treks. The short duration and the well-maintained hiking routes make it accessible to travelers of any age group. Whether you are looking forward to visiting Nepal or adding another memorable trek to your list, the 5 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the right option. The expedition begins with a short drive from Pokhara to Siwai, where you will hike on stone-paved trails towards Chhomrong. You will spend the tea house and have a hearty meal sharing your experience of your first day on the Trek with other members. On the second day, you will leave the village of Chhomrong and follow the trek trail through green fields and terraces. The final stop for today will be the Himalayas. Tomorrow, you will gradually ascend to the Machhapuchhre Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp. On this day, you will spend the night at the base camp. This enables you to cherish the majestic sunrise over the snow-capped mountains in the morning. Afterward, you will retrace the trail back to Sinuwa. The ABC Trek ends on the fifth day when you arrive at Siwai, from where you will hope on a private vehicle to Pokhara. By the end of the Trek, you will make several vivid memories in the Himalayan region of Nepal and experience the wonderful hospitality of the local people.

5 Days ABC Trek Elevation

Discover the astonishing high-altitude region of Nepal with the 5 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The expedition allows you to reach an elevation of 4,130m/13,549ft. Although the Trek is considered moderate, it still has challenges like rugged and steep trails. You will be hiking on this route for 5-6 hours daily. Listen to the tips provided by our guide to help overcome these challenges and prepare yourself physically and mentally in advance to experience the most of the Trek.

5 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek Cost

The total cost of the 5 Days Annapurna Base Camp trek varies based on the additional services or alternatives you might choose. You must also note that the prices mentioned for this package are all-inclusive. The 5 Days ABC trek package, based on a single person Cost, is USD 535 and includes food, accommodation, a guide, a porter, permits, applicable government taxes, etc. If you come with a partner in a group, 5 Days ABC Trek cost per individual will decrease significantly. It is advisable to travel in groups as it will certainly reduce the total price and make the expedition more memorable.

Please note that our 5 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary is customizable according to your time frame. To start this adventure, you must arrive in Kathmandu two days before the trek date. Depending on your preference, you can take a private vehicle or book a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

The Best Season for 5 Days ABC Trek from Pokhara

The winter, summer, monsoon, autumn, and spring dictate the trekking season in Nepal. The monsoon usually lasts from June to August, and most visitors do not prefer to travel because of the heavy rainfall and wet terrain. Similarly, the summer season experiences significant rain, but the trails are mostly dry, and the atmosphere is crisp and clear because of the rain during the monsoon season. Winter also has challenges, and the altitude region's unpredictable weather complicates things. Nonetheless, some travelers still prefer to trek in winter and experience the icy wonderland of the Himalayan region of Nepal.

On the other hand, Spring and Autumn are considered the best seasons and times of the year to enjoy the perfect harmony of the temperature and weather conditions of the region. During this time of the year, you can enjoy a clear view of the mountains and stunning landscape. Wildflowers and plants will surround the trail and pass through dense green pine and rhododendron forests. Besides, Spring and Autumn are the peak tourist season, and the trails will be crowded with travelers worldwide. We advise you to book your Trek in advance. This allows us to ensure top-notch accommodations and meals during the entire journey.

How Difficult Is 5 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara?

The difficulty level of the 5 Days ABC trek can vary depending on factors such as fitness level, weather conditions, route taken, and the risk of altitude sickness. Besides, the distance of the TrekTrek will also depend on the starting point, but on average, you will cover a total distance of 110-120km. The trail involves many steps and descents, which causes your body to burn out quickly. We advise you to drink plenty of water and replenish yourself with occasional snacks. If you feel any signs of headaches, fatigue, or nausea, let your trek guide know about it. Thus, he can take the necessary actions to ensure safety and well-being. Besides, if you are looking for a greater challenge in the mountain regions of Nepal, Outfitter Nepal is proud to offer and host alternate trekking expeditions for you.

How to Prepare for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek 5 Days

To fully enjoy the 5 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Pokhara, you must train beforehand if you don't have prior trekking experience or are physically inactive. During the expedition, you will be walking for several hours, carrying a significant amount of luggage such as day pack, water bottles, snacks and fleece jackets. This will significantly increase the load on your body. To prepare yourself adequately for this executing journey, you must add weight training to your exercise regime. Additionally, focus on strengthening your core area such as legs, back, shoulder and stomach. Train regularly at least 12 to 17 weeks before the start of the expedition. This physical training is needed to keep you safe and make the journey more enjoyable. Besides, you must also buy durable trekking gears to help assist you during the Trek.

ItineraryTrip day to day detail itinerary

Your Extraordinary journey begins in the scenic lakeside city of Pokhara. After enjoying an early morning breakfast, a private vehicle will pick you up from your Hotel. We will briefly stop at Birethani to collect our trekking permit and resume our journey to Siwai. Upon our arrival, we prepare ourselves to hike; the trail ahead passes through sparkling waterfalls, picturesque suspension bridges, and alpine meadows. As you get closer to our destination for today, you will start to witness breathtaking views of the snowcapped mountains. Chhomrong is a Gurung village where we will enjoy the hospitality of the local people. We will spend the night at a local tea house and reward ourself with a home-cooked traditional Nepalese cuisine.

  • Max. Altitude: 2,165m / 7,105ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,& Dinner (included)
  • Accommodation: Trekking Lodge (Tea House)
  • Walking Hours: 4-5 hrs approx
  • Transportation: Car

You start the day with a delicious breakfast and a cup of fresh beverage, followed by a glorious sunrise over the mountains. Afterward, we resume our 5-day ABC trek, walking on the stone paved path alongside a beautiful river. Soon we will approach a suspension bridge leading us to the opposite side where we ascend in stone staircases for another two hours. This will bring us to Sinuwa, where we will have a short lunch break. The second portion of the TrekTrek today will take us through quiet oak, bamboo, and rhododendron forests. Eventually, we will come across small village settlements named Dovan and Bamboo. From here, we will continue our ascent a little further and arrive at Himalaya, our destination for today.

  • Max. Altitude: 2,890m / 9,425ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,& Dinner (included)
  • Accommodation: Trekking Lodge (Tea House)
  • Walking Hours: 6-7 hrs approx

Today is the best part of the Annapurna Base Camp trek; you will be visiting not one but two of the best mountaineering base camps in Nepal. We start our TrekTrek early and begin a slow and gradual ascent. After a few hours of hiking, you will finally arrive at Machapuchare Base Camp, which sits at 3,700m. You can enjoy beautiful views of Gangapurna, Machapuchare, and the entire Annapurna massif from here. After a short break at the base camp, we will resume our TrekTrek across the dry moraine and make the final push to Annapurna Base Camp. Located at 4,130m, it represents the highest point of the TrekTrek. The views here are sublime; the player flags will be waving with the wind, and trekkers will celebrate their achievements. The panoramic vista from the Annapurna Base Camp is truly breathtaking. You will spend the night at camp enjoying the wonderful view of the open sky and the surrounding mountains.

  • Max. Altitude: 4,130m / 13,550ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,& Dinner (included)
  • Accommodation: Trekking Lodge (Tea House)
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 hrs approx

You might think their won't be any highlights left to surprise you, but you will be awestruck when you witness the golden rays of sunrise rising over the south face of Annapurna-I. We will enjoy the morning view with a hearty breakfast and a cup of hot beverage. When you are finally ready to move on from the Annapurna Base Camp, we will retrace our step back to Bamboo and Sinuwa. As you pass through beautiful villages and alpine valleys, you will have a new perspective when traveling in reverse. The hike will also be compartaively easier as you descend most of the trail.

  • Max. Altitude: 2,150m / 7,100ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,& Dinner (included)
  • Accommodation: Trekking Lodge (Tea House)
  • Walking Hours: 6-7 hrs approx

You will continue to retrace your step back through winding trails alongside scenic terraced fields, and familiar villages of chhomrong. Further along the TrekTrek, we will briefly detour to the natural hot springs at Jhinu Danda. This is a fantastic spot to relax and let the steaming hot water melt away the stress from your body. After refreshing ourselves, we will pack our belongings and head towards Siwai. After our arrival, we will hop on a private jeep back to Pokhara. In the lake city, you will check in the Hotel and relax for the rest of the day. Later in the evening, we will have farewell dinner with the trekking group, and share our experience and memory of the 5-day ABC trek.

Note: The trekking itinerary listed is just an approximate guideline. To make the TrekTrek safer and more comfortable, you can travel at your own pace during the expedition.

  • Max. Altitude: 830m/2,713ft
  • Meals: Breakfast,& Lunch
  • Walking Hours: 4- 5 hrs approx
  • Transportation: Car
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Cost DetailsGood to know before trip booking
What's Included
  • Full-board meal breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the entire Trek.
  • Experienced, professional, and government-licensed guide.
  • Trekking documents, Annapurna Conservation Permits, TIMS card.
  • Complimentary use of down jacket, sleeping bag, and duffle bag.
  • Water purification tablets for safe drinking water.
  • Four night accommodations in the best tea houses along the trail.
  • Provide a transfer from Pokhara to Pokhara.
  • Seasonal fresh fruits and snacks during the TrekTrek.
  • Complimentary map, cap, and t-shirt.
  • Farewell dinner at the best Nepalese restaurant in thamel.
  • First aid box, and Diamox to mitigate the symptoms of high altitude sickness.
  • An oximeter to monitor your pulse and oxygen level at high altitude areas.
  • Emergency rescue operation funded by your travel insurance.
  • All local and government taxes and official expenses.
What's not Included
  • Visa fees (You can obtain it upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport).
  • Accommodation and meals apart from the 5-day ABC trek.
  • Travel insurance should be made sure to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation above an altitude of 6000m.
  • Porter to carry your luggage during the trek (if you require a porter to carry your stuff, it will cost you USD 100 each porter and 1 porter for 2 trekkers; the porter has a 20-22kg weight limit)
  • Personal expenses include a hot shower, Internet facilities, a heater, Wi-Fi, Charging, snacks, water, beverages, alcohol, and hot and cold drinks.
  • Itinerary modifications or delays caused by illness, government policies, and weather conditions.
  • Gratitude (tips) to the guide and porter.
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the “inclusive section” of the package.
Add-Ons & Options

Extra Night in Kathmandu for $40 to $45

Need accommodation for extra nights in Kathmandu? Add a single room for $40 per night and a double room for $45 per night in a 3-star hotel with breakfast.

Single Supplement for $300

Want some privacy during the trek? You can now get a whole room to yourself at teahouses and lodges during the entire journey by paying an extra $300. By adding this add-on, you no longer have to share your teahouse room with fellow trekkers. 

Porter Service for $20 per day

Too much weight on your shoulders? Hire a porter to carry your backpack for an additional $20 per day. You can share the porter’s wage with another trekker as a porter can carry a maximum of 25 kg.

Kathmandu to Pokhara Flight with Airport Pickup and Drop for $120

Don’t want to spend a whole day on the road? Skip the lengthy and uncomfortable bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara and book yourself a flight for just $120. You can use that time to explore the beautiful lake city of Pokhara instead. The price includes a free airport pickup and dropoff. Isn’t that a deal?

Note: You can add the return flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu for another $120. 

Kathmandu to Pokhara in a Private Vehicle (car) for $130

Not a fan of bus rides? Now, you can travel in comfort from Kathmandu to Pokhara in a private car for an additional cost of $130. Travel at your own pace with frequent stops to admire the scenery along the way. Extra bonus for a group, you can share the car fare amongst each other. 

Note: You can add the return trip from Pokhara to Kathmandu in a private car for another $130.

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Useful InformationGood to know before you travel

Accommodation Available During the ABC Trek

Annapurna region is one of the well-established trekking routes in Nepal. There are plenty of trekking lodges and tea houses along the way. These establishments are simple yet convenient. During the 5 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek, you will stay at the best tea houses with numerous services and facilities. The rooms normally have a twin sharing basis, consisting of a wooden bed, mattresses, blankets, attached bathroom, and a pillow. You can also request a single room if you do not want to share the room with anyone else.

Food and Drinks

Trekking to the high-elevation region of Nepal is a fantastic experience, and you will need energy to enjoy the moment at its fullest. With Outfitter Nepal, we ensure that the meals and drinks along the TrekTrek will be of the finest quality. These meals are made from organic home grown ingredients. For breakfast you will have the option of Tibetan bread, chapati, oatmeal, corn flakes, french toat, scrambled eggs, muesli, and hash browns. On the other hand, the menu for lunch and dinner consists of Dal Bhat, Macaroni, Momos, Sherpa Stew, Spaghetti, Sandwiches, Spring rolls, Pizza, and momo.

Note: Please keep in mind, as we go higher up in the mountains, the tea houses offer few options for food items due to the limited ingredients available in the mountains.

Transportation Services

Our clients will have the option to use the transport services provided by Outfitter Nepal. We provide free pickup and drop services during your arrival and departure, as well as transfers from Kathmandu to Pokhara and vice versa. We can also make arrangements for transport via flight between the two cities. We are happy to comply at an extra cost per your needs and preferences.

5 Days ABC Trek Packing List

Trekking with good-quality equipment will most certainly make your TrekTrek safe and comfortable. To provide you with a brief outlook on the packing list you must have, we have listed the items below:

  • Fleece jacket
  • Suitable Hiking Thermal
  • Down jacket
  • Windcheater
  • Comfortable Hiking Fleece, wool trousers
  • Mittens, woolen gloves
  • Trekking or hiking pants
  • Warm Hiking socks
  • Pair of a flip-flop
  • Trekking shoes with spare laces
  • Underwear
  • Sun hat, scarf
  • Hiking cotton trousers and T-shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Day backpack with 35-45L
  • Sleeping bag
  • Small lock
  • Water purification tablets
  • Reusable water bottles
  • Wash towel
  • Rain poncho
  • Toiletries
  • Basic personal first aid kit

Internet Service

Thanks to the digital revolution in recent years, enjoying the Annapurna Base Camp does not mean you cannot connect with the rest of the world. You can have access to the internet through limited options. Most tea houses along the TrekTrek provide Wi-Fi for an additional charge. You must also keep in mind that the internet speed is not what you might expect so only prioritize important tasks and essential communications. On the other hand, you can also data services using a SIM card. However, you might not get reception in a few remote places along the TrekTrek.

Currency and ATM

You can withdraw money from your account via ATMs in Kathmandu and Pokhara. But, we do not advise you to rely on them because they tend to run out of money or have issues with he internet connectivity. On the other hand, you can exchange your currency in exchange offices spread across the tourist areas of Nepal. If you are desperate along the TrekTrek, you can exchange your currency at local tea houses and lodges at a poor rate. But, we do not encourage this practice, make sure you have adequate money for the TrekTrek before the start of your journey in the Himalayas.

Tipping

Tipping is a normal culture in the tourism industry of Nepal. It is a means to express gratitude for the services provided by the Guides and Porters. Tipping is expected and is regarded as an excellent way to show appreciation for the hospitality provided by our staff members. Besides, you can also consider giving some of the items you might have purchased for the TrekTrek, which you might not need anymore in your daily life.

Visa, Arrival at the airport (suggestion)

Travelling to Nepal is significantly easier than to other tourist destinations in the world. Nationals from India and China do not need a visa when they are planning to visit Nepal. On the other hand, you can get your visa on arrival at the Tribhuvan International airport at a specific charge. For a 30-day stay in Nepal, you will be charged USD 40.

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