The trek to Annapurna Base Camp is one of the most beautiful expeditions in the world. Weaving through forests, on riverside trails and past epic waterfalls, this trek is a treat for the senses from the get go. But how long does it take to trek Annapurna Base Camp? How many days are you actually hiking for? Here are some of the answers to your questions…
How long does it take to trek Annapurna Base Camp?
Our expedition to Annapurna Base Camp is 16 days long. We start out in the city of Pokhara, which was only accessible by foot until the 1960s. From there, we spend our days trekking through some of the most beautiful sights in Nepal. It would be a crime to hurry through these pretty villages and picturesque spots, so we make sure to take our time with the trek.
How many days are spent trekking?
Though the expedition is 16 days long, we spend 10 of those days trekking. This pace means that we get the most out of our location, and take the time to appreciate the scenery. We hike for an average of 6 hours per day.
What is the trek to Annapurna Base Camp like?
The day in which we finally reach Annapurna Base Camp is one of the most beautiful of all. And, unlike summit days on treks like Kilimanjaro, it’s not a physically challenging day. We trek for 6 hours, and we’re met at our final destination with some of the greatest views of the whole trip. The views include Hiunchuli (6,441m), Annapurna South (7,219m), Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna III (7,555m), Gandharva Chuli (6,248m) and Gangapurna (7,545m).
Is it a hard trek?
We give all of our expeditions a difficulty level. The trek to Annapurna Base Camp is rated a level 3, which means you can expect…
An average of 4 to 6 hours per day at altitudes not usually exceeding 4,500 metres. Some days may be up to 7 to 8 hours long but that is not typical. Typical elevation gain per day would be 300 – 700 metres. As a rough guide, you should be comfortable hillwalking for 5 to 6 hours per day for two days in a row.
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