Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek
|1 Person (per pax.)
||2-5 Person (per pax.)
||5+ Person (per pax.)
Short Annapurna Base Camp trek is an adventure filled expedition which takes you through the wild landscapes to the base of Mount Annapurna (8,091m), the world’s 10th tallest peak. The magnetic beauty of Mount Fishtail and charm of the natural terrain and icy trails greet you along the way. The major highlights of the trek are an Annapurna Base Camp and Machhapuchhre Base Camp.
The Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek will take you through the beautiful Gurung village of Ghandruk, lush rhododendron forests, and sparse vegetation fields. You will get to enjoy the view of a few waterfalls and icy streams along the way. The rugged terrain and wild natural beauty make you feel rejuvenated. You get to know the traditional culture and way of life of rural Nepalese people. The brightly colored and well-kept tea houses and restaurants are found along the way where you can get good rest and enjoy the traditional Nepalese cuisine. In the evening you will have a good entertainment with singing and dancing in Nepalese folk tunes by our team.
The hike through an icy trail around Machhapuchhre Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp is quite slippery, so you will have to be careful. Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek walking through the Annapurna region with its stunning view of the huge Annapurna range right in front of you will give you an awesome experience that you are not likely to forget ever. We assure you that you will have a lifetime experience through this trek to Annapurna Base Camp.
- Trek through Gurung village of Ghandruk and visit the Gurung Museum.
- Traverse into the heart of Annapurna region for stunning panoramic views of Annapurna range.
- Enjoy the breathtaking views of Mount Annapurna south and Mount Machhapuchre from the base camp.
- Experience sunrise and sunset over the giant Himalayan peaks from the base camp.
- The major highlights of the trek are Ghandruk village, Annapurna Base Camp, and Machhapuchhre Base Camp.
Drive to Pokhara (820m/2,690ft)
Drive to Naya Pul and trek to Ghandruk (1940m/6,365ft)
Trek from Ghandruk to Sinuwa (2360m/7743ft) 6-7 hours
Trek from Sinuwa to Deurali (3230m/10597ft) 5-6 hours
Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m/13550ft) 4 hours
Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2300m/7546ft) 6-7 hours
Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1770m/5807ft) 4-5 hours
Trek from Jhinu Danda to Nayapul (5-6 hours) and drive to Pokhara
Drive to Kathmandu, 6-7 hours
What's included ?
- Lodge expenses during the trek.
- Licensed, experienced and English speaking trekking guide.
- Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu travel in a deluxe bus and Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara travel in a private taxi
- Insurance of guide and porter.
- Fresh seasonal fruits after the dinner (while on the trek).
- Down jackets and sleeping bags (provided upon request).
- Breakfast,Lunch and dinner during the trek.
- All required local and government taxes.
- A porter and his entire expenses.
- Stay in the city at finest hotel (2 nights twin sharing room at Pokhara).
- Trekking permits/TIMS.
What's excluded ?
- Cost incurred during the tour around the city.
- Extra porter charge.
- Nepal arrival visa.
- Cost for additional trips.
- Extra hot showers, wifi & battery charging on a trek.
- Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation.
- Tipping to staffs (as an appreciation).
- Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.
9 Days Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Finest hotel in Pokhara for 2 nights & tea house during trek
All meals included during the trek
We start with a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Early in the morning our guides will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the bus station to catch a bus to Pokhara. During the journey we enjoy the natural landscapes and beauty of hillside. Upon reaching Pokhara we head to hotel and take rest for a while. After that we might roam around the city. We spend the night in Pokhara.
From Pokhara, we will drive to Naya Pul early in the morning. Our trek begins from Naya Pul. We then head towards Ghandruk. The village is mostly inhabited by the Mongolian Gurung community. We will have a chance to observe the traditional way of life and cultural richness. We roam around the village and spend the night in a lodge at Ghandruk.
We start the trek with the walk through the rhododendron forest enjoying the captivating views around. The walk down ahead is quite rocky so we have to be careful. We then reach the Kimrong Khola and cross the suspension bridge over the river. From there we start the steep ascent to Taulung Danda.The beautiful view of Mount Annapurna South and Mount Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Mountain) can be observed along the way. We then descend for a while and it’s an easy walk to Chhomrong village. we will stop for the lunch at Chhomrong. After the lunch, we descend via 2200 stone steps past the suspension bridge over Chhomrong river.From here, it is an uphill walk to Sinuwa. We spent the night at a lodge in Sinuwa.
The trek starts with a walk over the gentle uphill and downhill trail from Sinuwa. The trail further takes us to Bamboo through beautiful rhododendron forest continues with a climb up to until we reach Dobhan. We then head steep uphill towards Himalaya. We pass through small streams and rivers along the way. Nature adds beauty to the walk and makes forget the tiredness. From here, it is an uphill walk until we reach Deurali. The night will be spent at Deurali.
The trek starts with a walk through Bagar, river bank area, and then we will move ahead through the uphill trail. This trail will take us to Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Upon reaching the base camp, the breathtaking views of mountains around give a sense of sheer joy and excitement. The view of mighty peaks like Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Annapurna I and others will give you one of the best experiences. We next head towards ABC. Walking ahead we get to view the huge peak above us. The walk takes us through the icy trail to the base camp. The 360° view of the mountain range from the Annapurna Base Camp gives you the thrilling experience. We enjoy the view and take pictures together. We stay for the night at ABC.
We start our day with the beautiful view of morning sunrise from ABC. We take pictures of glowing mountain peak highlighted with morning sun’s rays. We then start our walk from ABC back towards Bamboo. We follow the downhill trail we walked before. We walk through the bamboo forest enjoying the natural beauty around and stay the night at Bamboo.
The trek today starts with the walk uphill and again downhill until we finally reach Chhomrong river. Further ahead, we walk through the stone steps and towards Chhomrong. We then head downhill towards Jhinu Danda. Upon reaching Jhinu Danda we rest for some time. There are hot springs in the area and we will also be giving our body a good rest by enjoying in the hot springs. We head towards hot springs nearby and relax our tired muscles. We stay for the night in a lodge at Jhinu Danda.
Today is the last day of our trek. We start walking early from Jhinu Danda to Naya Pul enjoying the beautiful views around. The trek comes to an end at Naya Pul. From Naya Pul we drive back to Pokhara. We spend the night at Pokhara.
The next morning we head back to Kathmandu valley. Along the Prithvi Highway, you will be once again enchanted by the natural beauty of green hills, Trishuli river and various landscapes. After 6-7 hrs ride on the bus, we ultimately reach Kathmandu. The guides will then take you to your hotel.
The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please
write us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.
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|28th Jul, 2018
||6th Aug, 2018
|31st Jul, 2018
||9th Aug, 2018