Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 days is one of the shortest treks to do in Nepal. It is enlisted in the most popular trekking destinations among the Annapurna trekking. You will have the best life time during these seven days.
The 7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek will give you immense opportunities to view the natural beauty of the Annapurna region. The snow-clad mountains from the Annapurna region look more than beautiful. You will be able to see mountains such as Himchuli, Annapurna South, Ganga Purna, Machhapuchchhre (fishtail) and Gandharba Chuli. All these mountains will surround you as you trek to the Annapurna Base Camp.
The trek takes you to the local villages of Gandhruk, Chhomrong, Sinuwa, and Deurali. You can experience the culture and tradition of these regions. The villages of Chhomrong and Gandhruk are rich in culture, tradition, festivals, and ethnicity. You can also enjoy the natural hot springs at Jhinu Dandha on the way to Annapurna Base Camp trek.
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Trip Highlights of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days
- The major attractions of the trek are Chhomrong and Gandhruk Village, Mount Machhapuchhre and natural hot spring named Jhinu.
- Annapurna Conservation Area Project.
- Himchuli, Annapurna South, Gandarbha Chuli, Ganga Purna, and Barahi Sikhar
- Gorgeous mountains of the Himalayas and lush Jungles of Rhododendron, Alpine, Bamboo, and other trees.
- The culture and tradition of the Annapurna region.
- The festivals celebrated by Gurungs and Sherpas.
- Breathtaking sunrise viewpoint at Poonhill.
- Magnificent view of the longest river of Nepal, Kali Gandaki.
- Diverse flora and faunas.
- The local lifestyle of the people of the Annapurna region.
- Teahouses, food, and accommodations.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days Cost
Annapurna Base Camp 7 Days cost ranges from 550-650 USD per person. The cost also varies according to the packages you choose. The cost of 7 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary is lower than the cost of 13 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek as you will be spending less time in the trekking areas.
The cost of this 7 days trek includes the following;
- Teahouse accommodation during trekking.
- Both way transportation facility.
- Trekking permits
- Government taxes and company trekking charge.
- The government trained guide and porter.
Best Time for 7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Autumn (September- November) and Spring (March-May) are the best seasons for Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
During Autumn, the weather is warm and dry which is quite suitable.
The spring seasons is one of the best times of the year. It is the time when Rhododendron bloom and dry leaves turn green. There is greenery all around. You will enjoy the surroundings as you walk through the trails to Annapurna Base Camp.
The summer and winter seasons are less popular than Autumn and Spring. The temperature decreases below 0 degrees during winter in the Everest Base Camp. So this trek is less popular in winter because of freezing cold in the area. However, the trekking is possible if you carry enough necessary trekking gears with you.
During monsoon season, heavy rainfalls in the evening and in the night makes the trekking trails usually slippery and muddy. Hence, many trekkers do not prefer trekking at this time of the year.
To experience the ultimate thrilling adventure and who loves riskier trekking with many ups and downs may not fail to choose even the monsoon season! Nevertheless, autumn and spring is always welcoming trekkers for wonderful smooth trek time.
Difficulties During Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 days.
If you are an experienced trekker, you may know about the difficulties during Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 days. But, if you are a beginner trekker, you may face some difficulties.
Some of the difficulties trekkers face during 7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek are as follows:
Altitude sickness is real. As you walk to a higher altitude, the amount of oxygen gets thinner. Due to this, you might have some problem in breathing. If you are a patient of any heart disease, it is best to avoid high altitude trekking like Annapurna Base Camp and Everest Base Camp Trek.
If you face any difficulty while trekking, descend to a lower altitude. Hydrate yourself by drinking a sip of water. Go slow and take rest along the route. Do not rush to reach the destination. Research about the symptoms and preventive measures of altitude sickness before leaving for trekking.
Length of The Trek
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek covers the length of 115 kilometers. You will cover this distance in a total of seven days. For this, you have to walk around 5-7 hours daily. Most of the trekkers get tired when they walk for 7 hours a day.
So you have to be physically fit for Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 days. This trek might be difficult if you are not used to long walks or if you are a beginner.
Weather and Temperature
Weather and temperature are the determining factors in this trek. The most suitable weather for Annapurna Base Camp Trek is in Autumn and Spring seasons. The difficulty level increases when you trek in the winter season. The whole fills with snow, making you difficult to walk.
The temperature reaches below 0 degrees during the winter season. Summer and winter are off-season trekking months. Because of this, you may have to face some difficulties.
The cost of food and accommodation gets costlier as you trek to higher altitudes. There are only a few lodges in the remote areas due to which the cost is higher even for simple accommodations.
You should bring some extra Nepali currency to pay for extra charges as tipping, charging and bating. It would be best to manage your budget to avoid difficulties when trekking.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days Outline Itinerary
Day 01: Kathmandu or Pokhara to Nayapul to Ghandruk
Day 02: Ghandruk to Chhomrong to Sinuwa
Day 03: Sinuwa to Bamboo to Dovan to Himalaya to Deurali
Day 04: Deurali to MBC to Annapurna Base Camp
Day 05: Annapurna Base Camp to MBC to Deurali to Himalayan to Dovan to Bamboo
Day 06: Bamboo to Sinuwa to Chhomrong to Jhinu to Kyumi
Day 07: Kyumi to Siwai to Nayapul to Pokhara or Kathmandu
The trek starts from Kathmandu to Pokhara in a tourist bus. After reaching Pokhara, you walk to Kimchi, where your seven days trekking to Annapurna Base Camp starts.
One hour trek to Gandhruk village takes through beautiful forests to the Chhomrong Gurung Village. You can expect meeting local people, their culture and tradition in Gandhruk and Chhomrong Gurung Village.
After this, you walk toward Sinuwa, Bamboo to Dovon to Himalaya to Deurali. You will see the beautiful snow clad mountains surrounding you as you walk to the Annapurna Base Camp. You walk toward Machhapuchhre Base Camp which is the main attraction of the trekking. After 5-6 hours walking from MBC, you will reach your destination which is Annapurna Base Camp.
After reaching the destination on the fourth day, you start walking to MBC to Deurali to Himalayan to Dovan to Bamboo. After you reach Kyumi, the tourist bus takes you back to Pokhara and finally to Kathmandu, completing your trip.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days Packing List
If you are planning on trekking to Annapurna Base Camp for 7 days, there a few things you should not miss. The list also depends upon the time at which you are planning to trek.
Here are some of the items you should pack.
Hiking boots are one of the important items to pack before leaving for trekking. A good pair of hiking boots will make your entire journey comfortable. If you are planning on trekking on monsoon season, it is best to bring waterproof and durable hiking boots.
Windcheaters will protect you from the wind as you are walking in a higher altitude. Do not forget to carry a few numbers of windcheaters with you. It is best to carry a waterproof windcheater to protect yourself from irregular rainfall.
Bring a pair of woolen gloves with you when trekking. The gloves will protect you from frostbite. Therefore, a good quality of warm gloves is very important.
Bring a couple of cotton shirts if you are planning on trekking in the summer season. Cotton shirts dry your sweat fast and keep your body cool and fresh.
Down jackets will keep you warm as you climb to a higher altitude. If you are planning trekking in the Annapurna Base Camp, down jackets are important.
Many of the teahouses and lodges do not provide toiletries. So, it is best to pack toiletries when leaving for trekking.
Some of the important toiletries that you should pack are:
- Toilet papers
- Body lotions
- Cotton towels
- Sunscreen and sunglasses to protect yourself from UV rays.
- First Aid Kit to help prevent some minor injuries.
- Sleeping bags
- Tents if you plan for camp trekking
- Hand Sanitizers
- Hot water bottles to keep you hydrated
- Chocolates to energize you.
Some Tips for Annapurna Base Camp 7 Days Trek
Some of the tips for Annapurna Base Camp 7 Days Trek are as follows:
- Watch out for weather. Before you leave for trekking, make sure you have weather updates.
- Carry the required items according to the weather condition of the place.
- Go slow. Move slowly and do not rush. You might hurt yourself when moving fast.
- Keep hydrating yourself by drinking a sip of water often. Do not drink too much while trekking.
- Take care of your things.
- Do not forget to bring safety and first aid kit.
- Carry rain gears if you trek in monsoon season.
- Book early if you want to trek to the Annapurna Base Camp in the peak seasons.
- Take small breaks when trekking for refreshment.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary has a lot to offer within these 7 days. This trek is one of the shortest yet adventurous trekking destinations in Nepal. If you plan on trekking the Annapurna Base Camp 7 days trek, do not think twice. Book your tickets as soon as possible for proper food and accommodation.
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