Trip Duration 5days
Group Size 1-15
Maximum Altitude 4130m
Difficulty Grade Moderate
Start & End Point Pokhara-Pokhara
Best Seasons March, April, May- Sep- December


  • Reach Annapurna Base Camp at 4130 meters above sea level.
  • Explore the beauty of Sinuwa, Doban, and Machhapuchhre Base Camp.
  • Have 360 degree views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Massif, like Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Himchuli, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, and more.
  • Explore the culturally rich settlements of the Tamang and Gurung communities.
  • Natural hot springs at Jhinu Danda (optional).
  • Explore Pokhara and visit Mahendra Gufa, Phewa Lake, Sarangkot Hill, and Davis Falls.

5 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek Overview

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek (5 days) is a very engrossing and enthralling trek that is located in the lap of the great Himalayas of Nepal. This five-day adventure is one of the best and most comprehensive ones for those who like hiking, admiring views of impressive nature, and meeting new people.

The first day is going to be the most tiresome one, as we start early with a drive from your hotel to Jhinudada and then trek to Sinuwa. And as can be seen, you climb from 7000 feet to 7300 feet, passing by the beautiful forests and pretty villages, thus preparing for the upcoming days on the trail.

Day 2 is Sinuwa to Deurali, and you gain 1,110 vertical meters (3,630 feet) at a maximum altitude of 3,230 meters (10,597 feet). This part of the trek is more challenging and is famous for high-altitude rhododendron forests, waterfalls, and excellent vistas of snow-covered mountains.

On the third day, we step into the most exciting part of our journey: a six- to seven-hour hike from Deurali to the Annapurna Base Camp, at 4130 meters (13550 feet). This leads to the area known as the Annapurna Sanctuary, a natural bowl shaped by the soaring mountains; the views of the peaks, which are stupendous and unchanging, make the challenging trek worthwhile.

By the fourth day, we reversed our direction and moved back to Sinuwa, coming down from the dizzying heights of the base camp above. This is a perfect time to look at the other side of the landscape, which could be fascinating and tranquil in equal measure.

Finally, on the 5th day, we complete our trek by traveling to Simrung and upon reaching there, we arrange for a private vehicle to drop us off at Pokhara. It is very refreshing to see the lowland vegetation after climbing up and down high mountains and reaching 830 meters (2,723 feet) successfully.

Itinerary of Annapurna Base Camp Trek 5 Days

On the first day of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek 5 Days, we will begin our journey to one of the best trekking destinations in the world. After having a good meal in Pokhara early in the morning, we will start to head towards Samrung but on our way we’ll be visiting the beautiful Gurung village of Ghandruk. The scenery on this trip is breathtaking and this trip takes about four hours in total. Here is the starting point of our trek, after arriving at Samrung. The route is relatively easy except for the part which leads up to Jhinu Danda.
But, trekking from Jhinu Danda to Chomrong is relatively more strenuous as compared to the previous part. From Chomrong, we will proceed on via a village to a steel suspension bridge and finally to Sinuwa. The general duration of the trek is four hours.

Jeep Drive 2 hours Trek 6-7 Hours
Accommodation Lodge
Meals Lunch, Dinner
Altitude 2340 m / 7677 ft

Today, we will leave Sinuwa and then head towards Deurali at 3230 meters above sea level after preparation. In the morning after taking a proper meal at Sinuwa, we proceed towards Deurali. Our trail leads us through the beautiful area called Bamboo first passing through Dovan and then at the beautiful Himalaya. At each stage, the view of snow capped peaks of the Annapurna mountain range rises up to provide a more magnificent sight as we progress towards Deurali.
Tonight, we will stay at a tea house, enjoying traditional Nepali cuisine.

Trekking 6-7 hours
Accommodation tea house
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude 3230m (10597 f)

Today is the day to start your trek to one of the most beautiful places in the world, Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). The journey starts from Deurali and it is all uphill until we reach Bagar and then to the Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC) thereafter. After MBC, the trek will take us through the heart of Annapurna Sanctuary. When we trek through this beautiful terrain for several hours, we will end up at Annapurna Base Camp.
Here, expect to be blessed with spectacular top of the range vistas of the Annapurna mountains. That night, we will be at ABC in the midst of the snow-capped mountains.

Trekking 6-7 hours
Accommodation Tea House
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude 4130 m / 13549 ft

Today, we will wake up early in the morning at ABC to catch the beautiful scene of the sun rising over the Annapurna mountains. After exploring the Annapurna Base Camp promptly, we will start descending from the early morning with your breakfast to reach Sinuwa, the trail that we followed when coming to Machhapuchhre Base Camp. It is actually a convenient hiking trail since it is slightly downhill for most of its length.

Trekking 5-6 hours
Accommodation Tea House
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude 2340 m / 7677 ft)

Today, we will return to Pokhara after wrapping our Annapurna Base Camp Trek. As your journey on the trails concludes, we’ll begin our descent along the familiar path that led us to Annapurna Base Camp, making our way to Samrung.
From there, we will transport you to Pokhara, where your trek officially ends. Known as the tourist capital of Nepal, Pokhara offers a myriad of opportunities for you to enjoy and explore, ensuring a memorable end to your adventure.

Transportation 6-7 Hours trek Drive 2 hours
Accommodation None
Meals Breakfast, Lunch
Altitude 830 m / 2723 ft

Best Time to Have 5 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek

When it comes to Annapurna Base Camp Trek 5 Days, it is always good to know what your preferences are. It can be seen that some adventure seekers are inclined to travel during the monsoon season due to some of the following reasons: the rains bring fresh, lush green terrain which is less crowded than other seasons. Winter, with its cold winds blowing and white cover of snow on the hiking trails, draws trekkers who are more snow-savvy.

Nevertheless, these seasons come with certain challenges that include; the condition of the trails that are hardest during these seasons and the difficulty in accessing the trekking areas, which are thus are best suited for the most experienced and equipped hikers.

Depending on the weather conditions, these are the two best seasons:

Spring (March to May)

The Annapurna Base Camp trek (5 Days) is best done in spring because of the beauty of the scenery that comes with the season. With the coming of spring, the region is characterized by blooming of rhododendrons, magpies, and several other wildflowers. This season also has fairly cool weather, with an average temperature ranging from 10 to 20 degree celsius in the lower altitudes, which is ideal for trekking.

The skies are clearer and the days longer, and this makes the views of Annapurna, Machapuchhre and Dhaulagiri even more breathtaking.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek in April!

The beauty of trekking in spring is even more appealing because of the colorful rhododendron forests that cover the area. The trails are lined with red, pink and white flowers, which make the climbing quite fascinating and special. Also, mild climate assists in the acclimatization process and thus, the chances of developing altitude sickness are minimized.

Autumn (September to November)

Autumn is considered to be one of the best seasons to go to the Annapurna Base Camp Trek 5 Days. After the monsoon is over, the sky is clear, and so is the air, offering good visibility of the mountains of the Himalayas. The temperatures that are characteristic of autumn are mild, similar to spring, which makes it another favorable season for trekking.

This season is also preferred by trekkers, as the climate remains relatively constant throughout the period. The monsoon season is followed by clear skies that afford a clear view of the great mountains and although the trails are busy, it are teeming with people and trekkers from all over the world.

The cultural aspects, such as Dashain and Tihar, make the trek special for the trekkers by introducing them to the Nepalese culture and serving them authentic Nepali food.

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Trek Difficulty To Annapurna Base Camp Trek 5 Days

Annapurna Base Camp Trek 5 Days can be accomplished by anyone, even those who is slow and steady in the trekking process. Although it is not regarded as a strenuous hike, it is graded as a moderate one and does not require the hiker to be athletic and fit. It is good to have the chance to be in the natural environment; hence, it is an ideal trip for families with young children.

The trek entails crossing through rocky and steep terrains and movement through stone staircases; it entails 5–6 hours of walking daily. This journey is easily manageable with some measure of endurance and confidence, as well as a fair amount of stamina.

Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp via Ghorepani also has beneficial effects due to the gradual increase in altitude, which makes your body get used to high-altitude trekking. For professional hikers with good physical health, the trek can be completed without much hassle. The highest point of the trek is found at an altitude of 4,130 meters above sea level.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek, 5 Days Cost

Concerning the cost of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek 5 Days, this trek costs approximately $550 for each person. This cost depends on the necessities, like a permit fee of $50, accommodations and meals, which range from $10 to $15 per day, guide and porter charges ranging from $20 to $30 per day and transport costs from Kathmandu to Pokhara and the head of the trek, which cost $30 to $50. Extra expenses include things like snacks, drinks, and tipping, thus completing the budget to make sure that the trek is as pleasant and educational as possible.

Additional Information

Meals in ABC Trek

While trekking in the Annapurna Base Camp Trek 5 Days, you would be able to get fresh and hygienically prepared food. But as compared to the areas which are comparatively more developed, they would have limited options. In order to maintain proper hygiene and to have proper, fresh and healthy meals, we choose the most suitable tea houses serving Nepali food.

One thing that will make you realize that you are climbing higher is that the number of meals to choose from will be diminishing. We recommend a diet containing fresh vegetables and liquids such as green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea, and garlic soup.

For example, food items that are easily recommendable to most locals include dal, bhat, tarkari, momo, and chow mein. It is also advisable not to consume non-vegetarian products because they are usually not very hygienically prepared, and products made of milk and its products, alcohol, caffeine and hot chocolate. It has also not covered personal expenses for local beverages such as alcohol, tea, coffee, cold drinks and meals in Pokhara.

5 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek Accommodation

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek 5 Days package comprises a three-day escorted stay in the best tea houses in the trekking zone and accommodation in a hotel in Pokhara for two days.

Tea house accommodations will be provided for 3 nights with the shared bathroom at Sinuwa, Deurali, and Annapurna Base Camp Trek (twin-share for group size). Two nights are spent in Pokhara, at the start and end of the trek. Rooms have attached bathroom, television, 24-hour hot showers, electricity and laundry services. Those traveling alone will have single private rooms with en suite where possible, and single private rooms in other cases. Some of the extras offered in the trekking zones include hot showers and Wi-Fi facilities at an extra fee.

Equipment List for 5-Day Annapurna base camp trek

  • Base layers (2 long-sleeve, 2 short-sleeve)
  • Insulating layers (fleece jacket, insulated jacket)
  • Outer layers (waterproof jacket, waterproof pants)
  • Legwear (2 trekking pants, thermal leggings)
  • Headwear (warm hat, sun hat, buff)
  • Handwear (lightweight gloves, waterproof gloves)
  • Footwear (hiking boots, camp shoes, trekking socks)
  • Backpack (40-50 liters)
  • Sleeping gear (sleeping bag, liner)
  • Trekking poles
  • Hydration (water bottles, purification)
  • Navigation and electronics (map, compass, headlamp, camera, phone)
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, soap, wet wipes)
  • Medical kit (personal medication, blister treatment, altitude sickness medication)
  • Other essentials (sunglasses, permits, cash, snacks)

Electricity and water 5-day ABC trek

During the Annapurna Base Camp Trek 5 Days, you can charge your camera and other devices at tea houses by paying some costs. In case of drinking water, customers can buy mineral water from nearby shops at around $2 per bottle or have bottled tap water at a fee.

But one should avoid taking water directly from rivers, taps, or wells owing to the probability of water being infected. So it is advised to carry water purifying tablets and medicines during the trek.

Currency Exchange

The official currency of Nepal is the Nepalese Rupees (NPR), and the current conversion rate from NPR to USD is 133 NPR/USD. Also, it is crucial to understand that NPR is the only currency that is acceptable on transactions within the country.

Despite the safety that is afforded by travelers’ cheques, for purposes of convenience, cost and time, you should consider carrying cash; banks and other financial institutions charge up to 4% and above for exchanging these cheques.

The way most of the currencies of the world are today, you can easily exchange them to Nepalese Rupees at exchange counters accredited by the government, especially those found in Thamel in the district of Kathmandu. These centers have clearly indicated their current exchange rates.

Furthermore, there are quite a number of ATMs in operation all over the city where you can withdraw money in Nepalese Rupees. It is important to know that when using an ATM to withdraw money, the fee charged would be about 500 NPR for a withdrawal of 35,000 NPR.

Travel Insurance

Due to the fact that the ABC trek takes you to a relatively high altitude, the following factors may be expected; High altitude sickness and any other related incidents like sudden landslides, new government policies, and unfavorable weather. Hence, travel insurance is mandatory for every trekker who is going for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek 5 Days.

As a measure of precaution and safety, every trekker must submit a copy of the certificate of their travel insurance policy that includes the itinerary during the ABC trek to Blue Lake Tours and Travels Pvt. Ltd. This policy must include travel health insurance and travel risk insurance, focusing on medical repatriation costs and helicopter rescue and evacuation at altitude.

Kindly note that after booking your trip, it is mandatory to share with us the information of your insurance plan. For the purpose of rescue in emergencies, which may include the use of your insurance information, we will ensure that this is provided promptly.

For any trek, it is advisable that your insurance policy include the expenses that may be incurred in mountain rescue operations at the highest altitude of the trek, in addition to the possible medical bills.


In order to get into Nepal, everybody of any nationality wishing to visit Nepal, needs to have a valid visa, except Indian citizens. Tourists can get an on-arrival visa at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport or any other valid border crossing point.

Visa Application Requirements:

  • Other requirements include: A valid passport that will be effective for at least six months.
  • A passport-sized photo
  • Visa fees (currently, the charges for 30-day visa is US$50, which is to be paid in cash only)

Special Provisions:

  • If you are a citizen of China or any of the SAARC countries, namely Bangladesh, Bhutan, The Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, then your visa will be free of charge.
  • Any child under the age of 10 does not require a visa and it is free.

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ABC trek 5 Days

It normally takes a couple of weeks for the trekking adventure depending on the route chosen by the trekker and his/her pace. This package includes 5 days of itinerary that incorporates the amazing trek to the base camp.

The best times to trek to Annapurna Base Camp Trek 5 Days are in the spring season from late March to May and late autumn from September to November. These are the periods when the sky is clear with little cloud cover thereby providing good light to observe the mountains.

Of course trekkers require two entry cards for the ABC Trek: the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card. These are easily available in Kathmandu or in Pokhara.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is thus classified as easier to moderate treks. It entails a daily hike of 5-6 hours with carrying of loads on uneven terrains that may involve steep slopes besides the flat ones. Some amount of physical fitness is required but not much as it is a leisure activity.

Recommended items include a durable set of trekking shoes, heavy and light clothing, a waterproof jacket and trousers, comfortable sleeping bag, backpack with a capacity of not less than 70 liters, first aid kit, water purification tablets, sun block and trekking poles.

Altitude sickness can be a problem since the trek to the base camp reaches to an altitude of 4130m. It is recommended to spend some time at a certain altitude before ascending to a higher one, one should always make sure they take enough water when they are in high altitudes and lastly one should always make sure they climb slowly.

While trekking in Annapurna Base Camp, tea houses or guest houses offer Nepali food and traditional accommodations. These provide the shared bedroom and bathroom. Being in a simple building, some teahouses may offer additional facilities like hot showers and internet connectivity but these could be restricted and may cost extra fees.

It is important to prepare for the trek by undertaking cardiovascular exercises including hiking, walking, cycling or running among others. Gym workouts, strength training of legs, core muscles and workouts that engage the endurance factor will also be useful.

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