Annapurna Base Camp Trek Route Map

Annapurna Base Camp Trek route Map

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek Route map, provides crucial information to the trekkers throughout the journey. The trek is 11 days from Kathmandu to Base Camp and Kathmandu. The critical aspects of the ABC route map include difficulty level, primary and secondary hiking routes, viewpoint, driving route, mountain, lake, suspension bridge, glacier, hot spring, monastery, and check post.
All the elements used to represent the geographical features of the Annapurna region use different symbols and colors in various shapes. Legend is on the left side of the map to help trekkers understand, interpret, and follow the map.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek route map showcases the entire trekking route from start to finish. Each part of the trek route is marked along with the elevation. The map features Itinerary Highlights to help you understand the day-to-day itinerary.

Himalayas views of Annapurna Base Camp Trek Route Map

At the top of the map, snow-capped peaks, including Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna III (4643m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), and Himchuli (6111m) are visible. Thus, the shown mountains are your companions throughout the Annapurna Base Camp trek.

Short Itinerary in ABC Trek Map

According to the itinerary highlight of the route map of Annapurna Base Camp, day one is in Kathmandu. On day two, the journey begins and ends at the gateway to the Annapurna region, Pokhara. As seen on the bottom of the map, one can reach Pokhara either by ground transportation or by airway.

From day 3, your trekking journey begins after getting to Nayapul by jeep. As you get to Nayapul, you’ll start your trekking journey towards Tikhedhunga. Upon reaching Tikhedhunga from Nayapul, trekkers pass through traditional villages, including Hile.

As shown on the Annapurna Base Camp route map, passing a suspension bridge, trekkers move towards Ghorepani on the fourth day. The fifth day takes trekkers to Tadapani, but before moving towards Tadapani, trekkers go for a short hike to Poon Hill.

Day 6 takes trekkers to Chhomrong from Tadapani. As shown on the map, trekkers pass through a suspension bridge while starting hiking for Chhomrong. Moving closer to the final destination, trekkers reach the Himalayas on the seventh day. As clearly visible on the map, upon reaching the Himalayan, trekkers pass through settlements of Bamboo and Sinuwa and a suspension bridge.

Eight days is the most awaited day for trekkers to reach their final destination, Annapurna Base Camp. As the map shows, trekkers pass through Machhapuchhre Base Camp to get ABC. Similarly, we do not suggest trekking during the monsoon season.

As depicted on the itinerary highlight of the ABC route map, the journey begins on day 9. On the ninth day, trekkers return to Bamboo, on the tenth day to Jhinu Dnada, and on day 11 to Pothana. On the twelfth day, trekkers get to Pokhara by jeep drive, and the journey returns to Kathmandu on the Thirteenth day.

Elevation during the Trekking in Annapurna Base Camp Route Map

One critical aspect trekkers need to understand and prepare for is the elevation change along the route. As depicted on the route map, the route includes ascents and descents, climbing up to higher elevations and down into valleys.

As shown on the map, the journey begins from Kathmandu at an elevation of 1400m. Then the trip goes to Pokhara at 820, and from Kathmandu to Pokhara, trekkers lose elevation. From Pokhara, the journey moves to Tikhedhunga at 1540m. Thus, trekkers gain elevation.
The journey goes to Ghorepani, 2860m from Tikhedhunga, while gaining elevation. However, while getting to Tadapani from Ghorepani, trekkers lose elevation, as Tadapani is 2650m. From Tadapani, trekkers move to Chommorong at 2165. Therefore, trekkers age and lose elevation.

Leaving Chhomrong and, until reaching Annapurna Base Camp, trekkers continuously gain elevation by passing through the area of Himalaya at 2920m and Annapurna Base Camp at 4130m. However, the highest place on the trek is Base Camp, the most significant conservation site.

The trip returns after getting to ABC, and trekkers lose elevation until reaching Jhinu Danda, descending through Bmaboo at 2359m and Jhinu Danda at 1780m. Then, trekkers again gain elevation while reaching Pothana at 2100m. From Pothana travleres lose elevation and get to Pokhara at 820m. In the final part, trekkers gain elevation by reaching Kathmandu at 1400m from Pokhara.