Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek

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TripGrade: Moderate
Moderate or Grade B Trip - comprises a week to 15 days. It can reach up to 5000 meters high in altitude range, but the trails will be moderate (nor easy, nor tough). High altitude may matter on walking speed and distance. You need to have some acclimatization over 3000 meters.

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Duration:

11 Days

Country:
Max Altitude:

Annapurna base camp 4130 m

Group Size

Any

Trial Access:

Private Vehicle & Flight to Pokhara - Kathmandu

Best Season:

March-May & Sept.-Nov.

Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek combines different landscapes and cultures to bring you closer to the vicinity of Mount Annapurna.

Within this 11 days short itinerary, you can experience mesmerizing glimpses of Mt. Machhapuchre (Fishtail), peculiar Gurung villages, pleasant rhododendron forest and the close views of Mt. Annapurna and it's ranges in no time.

The well-groomed trail is aimed for time-restricted travelers to experience the journey and enjoy nature but for a more relaxed version, check out our 14 Days Annapurna Base Camp or opt to customize the itinerary as you wish.

Initiating from Kathmandu (1300 m) and finally reaching Annapurna Base Camp (4130 m) in just 11 days can fulfill the thirst for your hike. On the way, you trek through Ghandruk, which is a popular village, best-known for the hospitality and homestay with amazing scenic background views of Annapurna ranges.

From Ghandruk you trek to Chhomrong, followed by Bamboo, Deurali and to Annapurna Base camp, passing through Machhapuchhre Base Camp. After reaching the base camp, you then trek back to Bamboo. From Bamboo, you trek to Jhinu Dada followed by Nayapul, where your trek ends.

From Nayapul you are driven back to Pokhara, where you stay overnight. The next day will be your flight back to Kathmandu. You will undoubtedly collect lots of adventurous memories even in this short trek.

Conquering this trek to the Annapurna range will surely be a proud achievement made better by the mesmerizing views, warm hospitality, and stunning trekking trails. There are many possible routes to trek to the Annapurna region and round Annapurna Circuit is also one of them. But, here we have provided an outline itinerary for the shortest period of time possible.

It would be our immense pleasure to assist you on the short trek as it is the most popular trekking trail in Nepal.


Trip Outline

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara, trek to Ghandruk: 30 minutes flight; 5-6 hours trek
Day 03: Ghandruk to Chhomrong: 5-6 hours trek
Day 04: Chhomrong to Bamboo: 4-5 hours trek
Day 05: Bamboo to Deurali: 3-4 hours trek
Day 06: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchhre Base Camp: 5-6 hours trek
Day 07: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo: 7-8 hours trek
Day 08: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda: 5-6 hours trek
Day 09: Jhinu Danda to Nayapul, then drive to Pokhara: 6 hours trek, 1-hour drive
Day 10: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 11: Final Departure

Starting Price

USD 999 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu.

Meals included: Welcome Dinner

After arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from Himalayan trekkers will pick you up and take you to your respective hotel. You may take rest for the afternoon or visit our office if you have any queries or concerns. We can also assist you in your last-minute shopping and trek preparation.

In the evening, you will be welcomed into the realm of authentic Nepalese cuisine prepared by our best chefs.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 2

Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara, trek to Ghandruk.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Taking an early flight to Pokhara, one of the beautiful places in Nepal, you will have a drive to NayaPul (1 hour and 20 minutes), and then, start your trek from Birethanti. You will trek to Ghandruk(1940 m), a lovely village mostly inhabited by welcoming Gurung Community. If time permits, you can roam around the beautiful village.

Accommodation: Tea house/ Lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min flight, an hour plus drive and 5-6 hrs trek

Day 3

Trek to Chhomrong.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

You will start your journey, by ascending towards Kimrungdanda while enjoying the pleasant view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail (Machhapuchhre) and Ganggapurna. You will descend to the Kimrong Khola again taking another steep ascent to Chere Danda. Then your final destination for the day, Chhomrong, will just be a gentle walk. Chhomrong is also known for its friendly environment and for its beauty lying at the lap of the Mt. Annapurna.

Accommodation: Tea house/ Lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 4

Trek to Bamboo.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Stepping down, 2500 stone steps, you will cross the bridge above Chhomrong Khola. You will trek uphill to Sinuwa and pass through a beautiful forest to Kuldihar and reach our destination, Bamboo village, for the day with the easy downhill walk.

Accommodation: Tea house Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 Hrs

Day 5

Trek to Deurali.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

You will start your day by passing through the damp and cold Bamboo forest then ascend steadily with a few steep segments. Reaching the Himalaya Hotel is the clue. You will move closer to the border of the forest. When the sun rays pierce through the dense forest, you can get the astounding view of the glacial river below. A steep climb through a drier forest will set you on the path to Hinku Cave. Then, a short descend and steep ascend will bring you closer to your destination for the day, Deurali. It is a place of scenic beauty which gives us the magical view of the valley, the river below and the cliffs above with bands of thin waterfalls.

Accommodation: Tea house Estimated Walking Distance: 3-4 Hrs

Day 6

Trek to Annapurna base camp.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Climbing gently through a river bed then, over a steep trail on the mountainside will get you to Bagar. Eventually, one of the most strenuous hikes will challenge you. You will trek towards Machhapuchhre Base Camp. After arriving at Machhapuchhre Base Camp, you will get the majestic view of Mt. Machhapuchhre alongside Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli, and Gangapurna. It is considered to be one of the most rewarding experiences of the walk. The forest and vegetation slowly disappear as you trek towards ABC, and the path widens as you enter the Annapurna sanctuary. Upon reaching the Base Camp, you will get the dynamic view of different peaks and a heavenly feeling during the sunset.

Accommodation: Tea house Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 Hrs

Day 7

Return trek to Bamboo.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

From ABC, you will retrace your steps back to Bamboo. As the trek will mostly be downhill, you will have more energy to appreciate the landscapes. You will spend the night in Bamboo village.

Accommodation: Tea house Estimated Walking Distance: 7-8 Hrs

Day 8

Trek to Jhinu.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Walking an uphill trail towards Kuldighar followed by a downhill walk to Chhomrong Khola, you come across the stone steps to Chhomrong. The trail then descends to Jhinu Danda, where you will be resting for the night. Tonight, you will have a unique opportunity to enjoy the hot springs by walking 15-20 minutes downhill from Jhinu Danda to soothe your aching muscles.

Accommodation: Tea house Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 9

Trek back to Nayapul, drive to Pokhara.

Meals included: Breakfast

During the final day of the trek, you will get to enjoy the greenery and amazing hill landscape of Western Nepal. Your trek will end at Naya Pul when you board the vehicle back to Pokhara.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 6 hrs trek & an hour drive.

Day 10

Fly back to Kathmandu.

Meals included: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner

After an afternoon flight to Kathmandu, you will have time to rest for the day or visit a few places such as Thamel; which is particularly famous among international tourists. You will have a farewell dinner for the accomplishments you have made in the past 10 days.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 20 min flight & private drive.

Day 11

Final departure.

Meals included: Breakfast

Today, your journey of the Annapurna Base Camp short trek comes to an end. A representative will drop you off at the airport approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight. 

Airport Drop Off in a Private Vehicle

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferred accommodation.

In general we arrange a 3-star hotel with all facilities in cities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra.

Although all places during your trek do not have all modern facilities (especially at higher altitudes), we ensure that it is arranged safely and comfortably. Mostly hygienic and safe tea houses / local lodges / home stays are arranged & please feel free to personalize according to your preference.

If your travel schedule includes camping or if you choose to experience it, a correct campsite will be determined in advance and everything will be taken care of. If required, we also provide equipment such as a tent, cookware, etc. Check the equipment lists and equipment lists for more information.

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B accommodation within the costs. Meals in the city must be paid separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place.

Remote areas don't have that many options, but hygienic and well-prepared food is always served. Moreover, most meals are included in the costs during your trek. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available! Moreover, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome of Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Follow the detailed route description or itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you to your heart's content.


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • All ground transfers in a Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation in a hotel at Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu on a comfortable private vehicle
  • All accommodation & standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Licensed English-speaking altitude certified trekking guide
  • The required number of staff and porters 
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permits and Trekkers' Information Management System fee for trekking
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (which need to be returned after the trek)
  • Tourist bus between Kathmandu and Pokhara and private tourist vehicle between Pokhara and Nayapul.
  • Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Welcome or Farewell dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural performances
  • All government taxes, vat, tourist service charges
  • Official expenses

Whats Not Included

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Travel insurance 
  • International airfare and airport departure tax 
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks
  • Personal trekking equipment 
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver 
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Include section


GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

FAQ's

What is the best season for Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Spring from March to May and Autumn from September to November are highly recommended seasons for this trek. You could also trek during winter, however, many choose not due to very cold conditions. Pre-monsoon and post-monsoon seasons would be highly suitable.

Can i customize this trek ?

Yes, sure, you can customize this tour if it is a private departure.

How does Himalayan Trekkers deal with an emergency situation?

Your safety is our topmost priority and we make sure that you are sound on every step. If by chance anyone gets sick, we will take you to the nearest hospital asap. If the condition is more critical – a rescue helicopter is called & the expenses are covered by the insurance company.

Who would be accompanying me on the trek?

Besides your groupmates (if any), trained and experienced guides will lead you throughout the trek. They will also be responsible for handling any logistics and other issues. Similarly, loyal and hard-working porter/s will be there to assist you.

How much money do I need to carry beside the quoted price?

Any personal expenses are up to you. Make sure to carry a considerable amount as you would need it for snacks, drinks, souvenirs, meals in the city, showers, and tips. 

Is there any age limit for the trek?

No, not really. Actually, age is not that of a concern but the fitness level of a person is all that matters.

What are the documents required to be submitted before starting ABC trek?

After the trek confirmation, all we require from you is a digital copy of your valid passport, a passport size photograph and also a confirmation of airline ticket when done.

How do I handle my luggage during the trek?

Porters who often carry 20 kg each will assist you to carry your luggage during the trek. We recommend you to carry a personal backpack with all the immediate necessities such as bottle, camera, tissue, towel, and other gears. Any part of your luggage which you do not want to take on the trek can be safely left at the hotel's locker or deposit box.

How is booking confirmed?

A 20% non-refundable advance should be paid for the confirmation. We also require a valid passport, a passport size photograph and a confirmation of airline ticket when done prior to your arrival. the remaining 80% is due when you arrive. You can execute the payment through the options available, whichever you find convenient.

Is the water safe to drink?

Although tap water is not considered safe, you can always find bottled water or filter water which are safe.

Reviews

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17 Mar 2011

Zelda Smith

South Africa

Thanks for making my holiday and stay a pleasant one. I enjoyed a lot on this Annapurna short trek. Raj your care and guidance in the mountain motivated me a lot to be at base camp of Mt. Annapurna. Your smily face cheers me throughout the trip. Will be back for my next adventure very soon. Best wishes with lots of love and courage.

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