Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek

Nepal
Trip Grade
TripGrade:
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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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu, Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu.

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

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 2

Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara, trek to Ghandruk.

Taking an early flight to Pokhara, one of the beautiful places to visit while in Nepal, you will have a drive to NayaPul (1 hour and 20 minutes) and 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 will 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.

You will start your journey, by ascending towards Kimrungdanda while enjoying the pleasing 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 as it lies in the lap of the Mt. Annapurna.

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

Day 4

Trek to Bamboo.

Stepping down from the 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/ lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs

Day 5

Trek to Deurali.

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 you can see the sun rays being out of the dense forest, you will 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. Deurali, a place of scenic beauty gives us the magical view of the valley, the river below and the cliffs above the bands of thin waterfalls.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 3-4 hrs

Day 6

Trek to Annapurna base camp.

Climbing gently through a river bad and over a steep trail over the mountainside will get you to Bagar. Then, one of the most strenuous hikes will fall on 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 one of the most rewarding experiences of the walk. The forest and vegetation disappear after, you will trek towards ABC, and the path widens as you enter the Annapurna sanctuary. Reaching the Base Camp, you will get the dynamic view of different peaks and a heavenly feeling during the sunset.

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

Day 7

Return trek to Bamboo.

From the ABC, you will retrace your steps towards 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/ lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 7-8 hrs

Day 8

Trek to Jhinu.

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, however, 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/ lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 9

Trek back to Nayapul, drive to Pokhara.

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 and board your vehicle to Pokhara.

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

Day 10

Fly back to Kathmandu.

Catching an afternoon flight to Kathmandu, you will have time to rest for the day or if you prefer to visit a few places such as Thamel; which is particularly famous for 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

Departure.

Today, the journey comes to an end. A representative will drop you off at the airport approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight. On the way home, you can plan your next visit to Nepal or tell stories of the journey you had so your friends and family would like to have a similar experience as well.

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Gear List

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

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