7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary

  • Jun 9, 2023
  • Rajesh Thapaliya

Trekking is one of the most popular activities in Nepal. Among the numerous Trekking trails in the country, the foothills of the majestic Annapurna massif present you with an incredible Trekking Experience.

The Annapurna Region will spellbind you with its iconic beauty. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is doable all around the year. However, autumn and spring are the best time for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek of 7 Days. There are necessary accommodation facilities all along the trail for your comfort.

The soothing climate and the ideal temperatures of these seasons make for an excellent Trekking Adventure. Furthermore, you will walk through the Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA), which works extensively to conserve and promote the region's rich vegetation and abundant wildlife.

The gorgeous sunrise overlooking the Himalayan mountain vista is the Trek's Highlight. The cultural exploration of the Gurung, Tamang, and Sherpa communities is also on the cards. This exciting Trek in the Annapurna Region is the perfect getaway that will refresh you to the core.

Famous Region Treks:

  1. Annapurna Circuit Trek
  2. Annapurna Base Camp Trek 
  3. Annapurna View Trek

We offer this “ Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days” package at a reasonable cost. So, what are you waiting for? Read below for detailed information regarding the Trek, and book your trip now!

Annaurna base camp trek
Annapurna base camp

Significant Highlights of the Trek

  • Exploring the Gurung settlements of Chhomrong and Ghandruk
  • Up and close view of the beautiful Machhapuchhre Himal (fishtail mountain)
  • Dipping in the natural hot springs of Jhinu Danda
  • Panoramic view of the Himalayan vista, including Annapurna South, Himchuli, Ganga Purna, Gandarbha Chuli, and Barahi Sikhar
  • Passing through the natural wonders of the Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Walking through the lush alpine forests of pine, bamboo, and rhododendron trees
  • Spotting the rare wildlife of the Annapurna region
  • Exploring the diverse flora and fauna of the region
  • Incredible hospitality of the Nepalese people, along with the teahouses, lodges, homestays, and other accommodations.

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When is the Best Time for 7 Day Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Annapurna base camp trek
Annapurna I (8091m)

The Best Time for the “Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days” is the Autumn months of September to November and the Spring months of March to May.

Autumn (September-November)

The warm and dry weather conditions of the autumn season are perfect for Trekking. The clear blue skies and snow-capped mountains are the highlights of the Trek. The festive atmosphere also adds to the attraction of the Trek. The temperatures are perfect for Trekking in the daytime.

Spring (March-May)

The spring season is when the Annapurna Region looks the best. The Rhododendron and other wildflowers that bloom over the region turn the hills pink and red and the dry leaves green. The green landscapes of the region will enthrall you. The majestic views of the Machhapuchhre and Annapurna range of mountains will spellbind you.

The summers are wet in the Himalayan region. The temperature decreases below 0 degrees in the winter. There are many challenges in Trekking the region on these off-seasons. The heavy rainfall in the monsoon season makes the trails slippery. There are chances of landslides and increment of leeches around the area.

Autumn and spring are ideal if you love to pleasantly Trek to Annapurna Base Camp. However, the Trek is possible all year with proper packing and preparation.


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How Difficult is the Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days?

The “ Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days ” is quite challenging. If you are a beginner, then the trail can turn out to be quite challenging. The oxygen levels decrease rapidly in high altitude conditions, which causes Altitude sickness in trekkers.

The process of breathing gets highly difficult for trekkers. Thus acclimatization is the key to such high-altitude Treks. Descending to a lower altitude is necessary, along with hydrating regularly. The primary key is to go slow, rest, and hydrate regularly.

Expert trekkers recommend you not trek in a rush. The total distance of the trek is approximately 115 kilometers. You will be walking for 5-7 on average for seven days. The Trek distance and duration of the Trek can get quite taxing. The Annapurna Base Camp 7 Days Trek also demands a basic fitness level.

A basic training regime helps immensely for beginner trekkers. The difficulty level of the Trek also increases according to the seasons and time you choose to Trek. The Trek gets covered in snow in winter, and the temperature can fall below 0 degrees.

Why Trek the Annapurna Region?

Jhinu hot spring

Scenic mountain landscapes

You can observe the beautiful Annapurna, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, and other ranges of mountains from various vantage points on the trek. The breathtaking panoramic sunrise is one of the major highlights of the Trek.

The golden sun rays falling upon the silver mountains is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. In spring, the wildflowers and wild rhododendron bloom all over the hills.

Diverse flora and fauna

There are diverse flora and fauna in the Annapurna Region. You also have an opportunity to spot rare wildlife in the region. The green vegetation and the vast landscapes are the primary attraction of the Trek.

The beautiful Annapurna Region has abundant wildlife and plants protected under the Annapurna Conservation Project. The picturesque Annapurna Region has a vibrant natural beauty, which makes it very appealing.

Cultural exploration of the community

The Annapurna Region also allows us to explore the place's culture, tradition, and heritage. Gurung, Tamang, and Sherpa community and their Tibetan Buddhists inspired significant heritage highlights of the Trek.

The Buddhist heritage and monuments cover most trails, including mani walls and chortens. Many festivals happen annually, including Lhosar, Dashain, Tihar, and others. The incredible hospitality of the local people is another aspect of the 7 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Six Essential Tips for Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days

Acclimatize and hydrate regularly.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek in 7 Days is a high-altitude Trek. Decreasing oxygen levels can lead to altitude sickness. Proper acclimatization and regular hydration help you cope with altitude sickness.

You should maintain a slow and steady pace. This process helps the body relax, increase oxygen levels, and adapt to high-altitude conditions.

Prepare and pack appropriately.

Proper packing and adequate preparation are necessary while Trekking the high-altitude regions. It would be best to pack appropriate clothes as the Annapurna Region can get notoriously cold in the mornings and at night.

You should also dress in layers to add or remove clothing if necessary. Besides this, you should also carry trekking shoes, clothes, thermals, sleeping bags, ski goggles, gloves, emergency lights, down jackets, and others that you find necessary.

Start your trek early.

Starting your trek early is the best advice you can get. The treks can take longer than expected; you might need regular breaks, and the weather may be unfavorable sometimes.

The trek takes 7-8 hours on average, and an early start will ensure you arrive at your destination before dark.

Hire a guide and a porter.

A professional Trek Guide helps you easily find your trail and understand the local culture and tradition. This is necessary because the treks can get lost in adverse weather conditions.

The guide is also your helping hand in case of any emergencies. A porter helps you to share the weight of your heavy luggage. Some guides also work as porters.

Get Proper training and a balanced diet.

A proper training regime must get set before you Trek to the Annapurna Base Camp. It helps you to increase your fitness levels and stamina for the 7 Days  Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Trekkers should also get themselves a balanced diet and take regular breaks. The training should include cardiovascular activities like hiking, cycling, swimming, etc. It helps you to gain fitness levels and increases your stamina.

Get a Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is necessary while Trekking in high-altitude regions like the Annapurna Base Camp Trek for 7 Days. The travel insurance covers you from any injuries, flight cancellations, helicopter evacuation, and others. In severe altitude sickness, you might need helicopter evacuation, which costs around $5000 to $10000.

Travel Insurance also helps you to remain stress-free and enjoy your Trek to the fullest extent. Hence, those Trekking in the high-altitude region must consider getting good Travel Insurance coverage.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 Days Packing List

Annapurna base camp trek
Trekking gear packing bag

The Annapurna Base Camp of 7 Days requires a great deal of packing. The items you need to pack also depend upon the time at which you are planning to Trek. Some of the essential items you need to pack are as follows:


  • Trekking pants and jackets
  • Trekking boots
  • Lightweight Sweaters
  • Thermals underwear
  • Trekking Gloves
  • Woolen caps/ beanies
  • Short-sleeved trekking shirts
  • Long-sleeved trekking shirts
  • Insulating jackets
  • Fleece-lined jacket
  • Rain covers/ Umbrella

First Aid

  • Anti-nausea Medicines
  • Band-aids
  • Diamox tablets
  • Sanitary pads/ Tampons
  • Oral rehydration salts
  • Mosquito repellent spray or ointment


  • Toilet Paper
  • Moisturizer
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand sanitizer


  • Cameras
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sunglasses
  • Hot water Thermos
  • Water Bottle
  • Solar Chargers
  • Extra Batteries

Important Documents

  • Passport
  • Travel Permits

Annapurna Base Camp Trek 7 days Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu or Pokhara - Nayapul - Ghandruk

Maximum altitude: Ghandruk (2020m)

Drive duration: 6-7 hours (from Kathmandu) or 1.5 hours (from Pokhara)

Trek duration: 1 hour

We start with a scenic drive from Kathmandu or Pokhara to Nayapul. The trip takes about 6-7 hours from Kathmandu and 1-2 hours from Pokhara. After arriving at Nayapul, we start our Trekking journey to Ghandruk.

The one-hour Trek to Ghandruk village passes through pristine forests. We stay overnight at a homestay in Ghandruk village.

Day 02: Ghandruk - Chhomrong - Sinuwa

Maximum altitude: Sinuwa (2340 m)

Trek duration: 5-6 hours

After having a delicious homemade breakfast at Ghandruk, we start our trek. We resume our trail through lush alpine forests to arrive at the Chhomrong Village.

The local Gurung culture, heritage, and tradition in Ghandruk and Chhomrong are worth exploring. After lunch, we resume our trail to Sinuwa, where we stay overnight at a lodge.

Day 03: Sinuwa - Bamboo - Dovan - Himalaya - Deurali

Maximum altitude: Deurali (3200 m)

Trek duration: 6-7 hours

After breakfast, we start our Trek from Sinuwa, passing through Bamboo, Dovan, and Himalayan settlements to arrive at Deurali. We observe beautiful views of the snow-capped mountains and the green hills.

We take a break to have lunch at Bamboo and then resume our Trek to Deurali, which takes about 6 to 7 hours. The uphill trail is laden with incredible floras and faunas. We stay overnight at the lodge in Deurali.

Day 04: Deurali - MBC - Annapurna Base Camp

Maximum altitude: Annapurna Base Camp (4130 m)

Trek duration: 5-6 hours

After breakfast, we start our Trek to the stunning Annapurna Base Camp, our primary destination. You must Trek for almost 5 to 6 hours to reach Annapurna Base Camp from Deurali.

We will pass through the beautiful Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC). The magnificent views of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna III, Annapurna South, Himchuli, Glacier Dom, Gandharva Chuli, Gangapurna, and others will spellbind us.

You can observe a stunning Himalayan sunset at the Annapurna Base Camp Region. You will stay overnight at a Camp.

Day 05: Annapurna Base Camp - MBC - Deurali - Himalaya - Dovan - Bamboo

Maximum altitude: Annapurna Base Camp (4130 m)

Trek duration: 5-6 hours

We wake up early to observe the most incredible sunrise over the Himalayan vista of Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Tent Peak, Himchuli, Barahi Shikhar, and Gandharvachuli.

After breakfast, we start our return Trek passing through the MBC, Deurali, Himalayan, and Dovan, then finally arrive at Bamboo.

Day 06: Bamboo - Sinuwa - Chhomrong - Jhinu - Kyumi

Maximum altitude: Bamboo (2340m)

Trek duration: 5-6 hours

After breakfast, we start our Trek by passing through the settlements of Jhinu via Sinuwa and Chhomrong. We have our lunch at Jhinu, located at a height of 1,690m.

You can also dip in the hot water springs of Jhinu Danda. We resume our Trek after lunch and arrive at Kyumi after 6 hours of walking. We stay overnight at a lodge in Kyumi.

Day 07: Kyumi - Siwai - Nayapul – Pokhara or Kathmandu

Maximum altitude: Kyumi (1690m)

Trek duration: 5-6 hours

Drive duration: 6-7 hours (to Kathmandu) or 1.5 hours (to Pokhara)

After breakfast, we Trek briefly to arrive at Nayapul via Siwai. Our Trek ends as we drive back to Pokhara and then to Kathmandu.

Famous Region Treks:

  1. Annapurna Circuit Trek
  2. Annapurna Base Camp Trek
  3. Annapurna View Trek

Contact us if you have any information regarding the trek.

Rajesh Thapaliya

Rajesh Thapaliya

Namaste! I am Rajesh, a Nepal travel blogger who provides Nepal travel tips to travellers who are planning to visit Nepal and know about Nepal.

I am a tourism service provider in Nepal So far, I have been to the Nepalese Himalayan base camps as a tour leader and collected lots of information about the Nepalese Himalayas. You can find my experiences in my travel blogs, so it may make it a lot easier for you to travel to Nepal.

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