7 Days Itinerary For Annapurna Base Camp Trek In Nepal

It's amazing how time flies. Six months ago (this article was first published in November 2013), I decided to take a leap of faith and start traveling solo, and in no time, I was in the middle of the Himalayas in Nepal, trekking Annapurna Base Camp, the hike I have ever done.

I have met many people along the way, and many had told me that I was crazy to take on the Himalayas on my first trek alone with no guide or porter. When I come to think of it, I was not crazy but I underestimated the difficulty of trekking the Himalayas. The trail was like a roller coaster. You either go up or go down, making my journey descending as equally tired as ascending.

So, today, I will relive that crazy awesome experience again and show you the beauty of the Himalayas. Here is a complete guide on Annapurna Base Camp trek and how you can do it in 7 days.

Another early morning start, I trekked down the heights I came up from yesterday and then up again the same height to Sinuwa. The other night I met a couple from Amsterdam who had the exact same schedule as me and I decided to stick with them. As I arrived at my stop and luckily got an individual room, they encouraged to push to the next stop which is only an hour and a half long. I'm now stuck with a decision to make, power through it with a chance of not getting a room (because it was late), or stay here with a room, and pushed the next day.

"What's my limit?" I asked myself this, and decided to test my strength and power through for another hour and a half. I arrived in Dovan, drained and severely dehydrated. I tried begging for a room and the lodge and most of them said it was full, until I met a lodge owner that decided to shove into into a shared room. At that point, I no longer care where I sleep, as long that I don't have to walk further.