Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 8 Days

Trip CostUS$ 580 (Per Person)
  • Duration 8 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Activity Trekking
  • Accomodation Hotel + Lodges
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • Meals:Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Best Month:March - June & Sept - December
  • Group Size:01- 15People In Group
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Annapurna base camp trek - 8 Days could be a perfect trip for trekkers who would have a short time to explore the Himalaya with Alpine Ramble Treks. This trekking route is one of the most extraordinary and highly praised trekking routes in the Annapurna region.  The 8 days Annapurna Base Camp trek offers excellent mountains view of all the Annapurna giants that encircle the basin: Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7273m), Gangapurna (7454m) Machhapuchhare (Fishtail) (6997m).

Short Annapurna base camp trek - 8 Day is an exciting journey to explore the various diversity of nature and culture, landscapes, and rural traditional farm villages. People in Annapurna region is inhabited by Gurung and Magar community. it's a moderate trek but surprisingly, you will be rewarded by wonderful mountain vistas of Annapurna, Himchuli, Machhapuchare (Fishtail), Nilgiri with nice and warmest hospitality of mountain people. Annapurna base camp hike is one of the most beautiful hikes passing through the diverse ethnic group's culture and verify vegetation forest and wildlife throughout the journey.

The Starting Point of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The  Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek starts with a scenic drive or flight to Pokhara and short drive to Nayapul, Nayapul is a starting and ending point of our trek. The trail leads us upstream the Modi River valley through the traditional farm villages with marvelous mountains view of Annapurna range along the way.  As we ascend up to Ghandruk village 1900m offering the fascinating panoramic view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail and many other snowcaps, and Next, we constantly move towards following our usual camps of Chhomrong, Himalaya, and reach at Annapurna Base Camp then retrace for couples of days to Nayapul than take a short drive through the hill to Pokhara.  

Our short, Annapurna base camp is just for a 7- 8 days hike, which is designed for those travelers who wish to reach the Annapurna base camp and witness the spectacular mountains, flora and fauna and unique culture and tradition of Moutain people in a limited time-wise. For those hikers who wish to expand the more days in Annapurna region treks, you might try our different program like 10 Days Annapurna Base Camp TrekMardi Himal TrekkingAnnapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake, Annapurna Circuit Trek 10 Days,12 Days Annapurna Circuit TrekNar Phu Valley TrekJomsom Muktinath Trekking

Trip Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 8 Days

  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing
  • Scenic walk through the beautiful Annapurna valley 
  • Boating at Phew lake in Pokhara and spend a night 
  • Spectacular view of  Annapurna range 
  • Reaching Annapurna base camp ( 4100m)
  • relaxing at natural Hot spring 

Outline Day to Day Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu 1350m/4428ft.
  • Day 02: Kathmandu – Pokhara 850m/2788ft- 7hrs drive.
  • Day 03: Drive Pokhara/Nayapool 1 hrs & trek to Ghandruk (1940m) 4/5 Hrs Walk, overnight at lodge.
  • Day 04: Trek to Chhomrong (2170m)- 5/6 hrs walk, overnight at lodge.
  • Day 05: Trek to Himalayan Hotel (2920m)- 6/7 hrs walk, overnight at lodge.
  • Day 06: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) via Machhapuchchhre Base Camp (3720m) 5/6 hrs walk, overnight at lodge.
  • Day 07: Trek to Bamboo (2,340 m) 6/7 hrs walk, overnight at lodge.
  • Day 08: Trek to Jhinu Danda (Hot Spring) (1755m) 5/6 hrs walk, Overnight at lodge.
  • Day 09: Trek to Nayapul (1050m/) 4/ 5 hrs walk and 1 hrs Drive to Pokhara (820m), overnight at hotel.
  • Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu (1400m) by tourist bus. 7/8 hrs

Detail Itineraries

  • Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu 1350m/4428ft.You will be greeted by our official representative at airport and transport to your hotel in Thamel, a tourist place where you could walk through while after having the refresh in evening to prepare some extra stuff for your trip and buying stuff can be managed, Overnight at hotel.

    Service Included: Breakfast (B)
  • Day 02:Kathmandu – Pokhara 850m/2788ft- 7hrs drive.We take an early morning scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara through the Prithvi highway by tourist bus. Reaching Pokhara we walk around the beautiful tourist town at lakeside areas, Overnight at hotel.

    Service Included: Breakfast (B)
  • Day 03:Drive Pokhara/Nayapool 1 hrs & trek to Ghandruk (1940m) 4/5 Hrs Walk, overnight at lodge.After taking breakfast we take a taxi from our hotel to Nayapul about 1-hour drive than few hours trek to Ghandruk which is Largest Gurung settlement of Annapurna region where we could explore tradition and local lifestyle. Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)
  • Day 04:Trek to Chhomrong (2170m)- 5/6 hrs walk, overnight at lodge.Our day starts after cup of tea with mountain breakfast in the morning, today we ascend about an hour to the Ghandruk top and a steep descent to Kimron Khola(River), and climb up to Chhomrong with the outstanding view of Annapurna south, Machhapuchare (Fishtail) Himchuli and Nilgiri on our way to Chhomrong village. We stay overnight here; Chhomrong is a great place to have one more extra day if you have a time. It is absolutely an amazing place to observe the Mountain View and experience the local lifestyle; it’s situated on the lap of mighty Annapurna south.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)
  • Day 05:Trek to Himalayan Hotel (2920m)- 6/7 hrs walk, overnight at lodge.Today, we have an exciting day to walk through the lush forest over stone steps across Chhomrong Khola and then uphill through the deep bamboo and rhododendron forest to the village of Bambo and Doban, we take our lunch somewhere before reaching Himalaya, the trails follows continually upwards Modi river and water streaming section in jungle area, as we reach Himalaya, we set up our sleeping bags and down jacket while resting here because it’s quite a cool place, we stay Overnight at Lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)
  • Day 06:Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) via Machhapuchchhre Base Camp (3720m) 5/6 hrs walk, overnight at lodge.After some good breakfast with hot tea than our journey starts towards Machhapuchare base camp than Annapurna base camp, we walk through the narrow gorge Modi Khola glacier valley past the base of Machhapuchhre which ultimately takes us to Annapurna base camp. Walking in this area we will get a good chance to see Annapurna glacier very closed. Making ascend continually towards we see a breathtaking view of surrounding peaks with panoramic mountain view on a backdrop. Reaching Annapurna base camp that we can’t believe it while seeing a 360-degree view from Hiunchuli, past Annapurna South to Annapurna I (8,097m/26,566ft) and Khangsar Kang, Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhare. We spend overnight here at Annapurna base camp.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)
  • Day 07:Trek to Bamboo (2,340 m) 6/7 hrs walk, overnight at lodge.Today we enjoy having a mountain breakfast at our lodge with the stunning sunrise view over the top of the Himalaya, after having some snap and pictures at base camp. Eventually, we trek down to Bamboo following the same trekking trial. We stay overnight at Bambo.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)
  • Day 08:Trek to Jhinu Danda (Hot Spring) (1755m) 5/6 hrs walk, Overnight at lodge.After breakfast at Bambo, we trek to Chomrung following the same trekking path as we followed that while trekking up to Base Camp before. Walk through the jungle while climbing up and down valley crossing the beautiful Gurung village of Sinuw, eventually going down from Sinuwa to River than we across the suspension bridge and start climb up after finishing our climbing few steps that we take a lunch break at Chhomrong village with sensational Mountain View of Annapurna south and Machhapuchare again. After lunch then we continue descending to Jhinu dada and we walk 30 minutes down to Hot spring place and come back to our hotel at Jinu dada and spend overnight there with good meals.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)
  • Day 09:Trek to Nayapul (1050m/) 4/ 5 hrs walk and 1 hrs Drive to Pokhara (820m), overnight at hotel. Today is eventually our last day of trekking, it’s a short trek down to Nayapool and we take our taxi to Pokhara, spend overnight at hotel

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)
  • Day 10:Drive back to Kathmandu (1400m) by tourist bus. 7/8 hrs After having our breakfast at the hotel than our driver will drop us at tourist bus station and we take a tourist bus to Kathmandu including WIFI, battery recharge spot and drinking water services in the bus and we stop for few times for toilet and lunch on the way to Kathmandu. reaching Kathmandu we take a good rest and have refresh than time to go to celebrate our successfully completed 8 days Annapurna base camp with the group while having our farewell dinner at the nice restaurant at Thamel.

    Service Included: Breakfast (B)

Cost Includes

  • International and domestic Airport pick-up and drop by car.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner with hot drinks) during the trek in the Himalaya.
  • An experienced and Knowledgeable English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide.
  •  All Food, Accommodation, Insurance, and transportation for porter and guide.
  • Annapurna conservation area permit 
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) 
  • 2 nights -3star tourist hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast
  • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, down jacket etc. on return basic
  • Trekking lodge (Tea House) throughout the trek.
  • 2-night accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Assistant guide group size more than 5 people in a group.
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara-Kathmandu by bus.
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bar and cookies 
  • Compressive first aids box.
  • Company T-shirt
  • local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Seasonal fresh fruits desert every day 
  • Appreciation certificate after the successful trek
  • Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance
  • All the government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
  • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule
  • Extra drinks as alcoholic & non-alcoholic
  • Surplus luggage charges for domestic airport
  • Additional cost by out of management control due to the landscape, weather condition, illness, change of government policies, strikes, and physical condition etc.
  • Personal expense such as snacks, laundry, telephone, wife, hot shower etc.
  • Travel insurance 
  • Tips for guide and porter


Above the information is for a guide and standard pattern of what basically, we provide. the trip can be customized at your request and interests to accommodate your specific requirements. Thank you!

Departure Details

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20 August, 2018 27 August, 2018 US $580 Guaranteed
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Clients Reviews

  • Shoun Zhang
    Shoun Zhang
    Singapore Published: Friday, May 25, 2018

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    Germany Published: Thursday, March 8, 2018



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    Thailand Published: Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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    Australia Published: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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    India Published: Sunday, September 3, 2017

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Trip Note

Personal Travel Insurance

We highly recommended a compressive travel insurance package to all our clients, the insurance must cover helicopter rescue and evacuation expense at Height altitude for the trekkers to Annapurna base camp, it will be assisted adequate protection tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, and any kind of illness will be covered. Alpine Ramble Treks kindly ask for any of our travelers to send the reliable travel insurance copy through the email once you book the trip with us.  

Health and Fitness requirements 

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an exciting and spectacular moderate trekking destination in the world. It’s an exceptional trekking route for travelers who wish to enjoy and explore the Himalayas and beautiful landscape on this planet. As we hiking up to the high altitude than we have to prepare both by physically and mentality to succeed, our provision is making your trip reliable and remarkable without any problems in every step to step with your wealth health. Our first priority is your safety and security. you Should convenience yourself to take some pre-training course of the trek that would be easy, considering some physical exercise like jogging, running, climb stair-case, cycling, swimming and hitting gym etc.

Accommodation during the Trek

Accommodation in Kathmandu, you would be staying at the best hotel basically 3-4 stars, on the twin-sharing basis. But Accommodations in trekking is very basic where you will get the room with pillows, warm and nice blanket, attach bathroom if it’s available with comfortable beds during the 10 days Annapurna base camp trek, if you are single you get single bedroom as well with hygienic food, The Menu for food and accommodation have fixed by local management community.

Passport and Visa

All clients must have a valid passport with at least 6 months prior validity from return date Nepalese visas can be obtained from the immigration office or Consulate in your country or arrival in Kathmandu Airport.

Last minute booking

Concerning your desirable interested for any trip with us we even accept the last minute booking. You can book a trip directly by calling or sending a message anytime. But eventually, Last minute booking may not acceptable for Bhutan and Tibet trip.

Water Meals and Drinking

The Annapurna base camp trek route has numerous tea houses along the way and every single tea houses has the menu system with different ethnic cuisines foods as well as western meals on the Menu; you could pick up any kinds of a meal as you like to have during the trek, we would highly recommend the vegetable items instead of Meat because meat in the mountain can be effected some time because it may not be used to it for the new travelers in this region. But some places provide you typical Nepali meals which are different types of international meals. These are prepared by the local supplement. Every tourist Lodge has well-trained cook basically attention for clean, hygienic, fresh and nice testy foods. The variety of drinks and every lodge have safe drinking water or minerals bottles of water you could buy. If you buy a water purification tablet from Kathmandu you can take water from the tap and purify yourself this will be cheaper and help to control the plastic pollution as well. The water you could buy everywhere in Annapurna region at the reasonable price but the price would go high when you go to high altitude areas. We also recommend you to buy boiled water instead of cold which keeps your body warm.

Extra personal expenses on trekking

During the trek, all the food are included (Lunch, Breakfast, and Dinner with hot drinks) which will be provided by the company, behind the schedule of our package the meals and accommodations in Kathmandu will have to be arranged by yourself.

Pieces of equipment Checklists for Trekking

We Alpine Ramble Treks recommended carrying these following trekking types of equipment lists

  • Daypack up to 40 liters,
  • Down Jacket, Seasons sleeping bag- the company will give 
  • Sun head or Gulf cap, Sunglasses, Headlamp 
  • Ear-muffs, Sun cream.
  • 1Pair liner gloves thin wool or synthetic.
  • 2/3 Cotton t-shirts 
  • 2Long sleeve polyester 
  • Softshell jacket water & wind resist. 
  • Bandana or headscarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • A warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket
  • 1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.
  • 1 pair of Hiking shorts
  • 1 pair of Hiking trousers
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
  • 1 sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 14 degrees F if going to the higher elevation above 5000m.
  • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
  • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables should have good shoulder padding
  • 1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)

For more checklists please click here 

Best Season

Best season for Annapurna Base Camp Trek is spring (Marc to May) and autumn (September to November) these months are the best months for the Annapurna base camp trek. The temperature is moderate in these seasons and we guarantee an amazing view and breathtaking scenery throughout the trek. If you wish to avoid crowds this trip during in winter (Dec., Jan. and Feb.) could also be the best options.

Hotels in Kathmandu

Alpine Ramble Treks will provide you standard level hotel services with breakfast. We also book the hotel according to your choices. Please let us know if you have any plans as per your choices to book the hotels like 5 stars categories: Hyatt Regency, Yak &Yeti, De’l Annapurna, The Everest Hotel, The Malla hotel, and any kind of hotels, we will be glad to help according to your plans. 

Responsible for Tourism

Our experience field staffs/team strongly believes that we all are equally responsible to act in favor of the local culture and environment. We would like to follow the important role following the rules. 

  • please respect the local people and their laws, custom and their beliefs
  • Please always ask your guides for permission before doing something in the local community. 
  • please support the keep environment clean, wherever you would travel and dispose of rubbish
  • Please help the local community to encourage the positive sides of tourism as long as possible.

We Alpine Ramble Treks involved in Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organize eco-friendly trips that teach to make the sustainable positive environmentally sensitive of both travelers and communities.

Trip fixed departure dates and Cost

Alpine Ramble Treks Pvt. Ltd would be customized your trip itinerary according to your wish and budget. Please do not hesitate to Contact us for your interest. For more detail please email us

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