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Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek

A short and scenic walk in the heart of Annapurna Himalaya

Trip Summary

Trip Mode
On Lodge / Tea House basis.
Trekking grade
Moderate & Adventurous
Trekking duration
05 Nights & 06 days (Pokhara to Pokhara).
Highest elevation
4,130 m at Annapurna B.C.
Total Trip
10 Nights & 11 days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu).
Seasons
All season except mid June to August the wet months.

Trip Highlights

  • Daily mountains views on walks with dramatic change in landscapes,
  • Visiting traditional villages of Gurung hill tribe with amazing sceneries,
  • Walk up and down stairs along Modi river and enjoy the natural hot spring in Jhinu danda to rejuvenate your sore body,
  • Into lovely rhododendron and pine forest within deep Modi River gorge,
  • On the high trail to world 10th highest Mt. Annapurna Base Camp.

Trip Overview

Shortest and lightning 7 days trek to Annapurna Base Camp short trek is an adventure for fast walkers with limited time in Nepal, with a passion for being in the high mountains of Annapurna Himalaya in shortest duration.

This Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is quickest and fastest ways to reach world 10th highest Mt. Annapurna Base camp in the comfort of a nice cozy lodge on routes, with fascinating views of snow-capped peaks, huge Annapurna glacier and focusing sunrise from the Annapurna base camp valley ridge.

View Nepal Treks “Lightning Trip to Annapurna Base Camp” begins with an overland drive to picturesque Pokhara famous and popular touristic place in the shade of massif Annapurna Himalaya.

This Annapurna Base Camp short trek leads to interesting Gurung tribe villages of Ghandruk and Chomrong and into the enchanting alpine. On this trek following Modi River right up to its glacier source into the Sanctuary and Annapurna base camp located beneath 10th highest Mt. Annapurna with its adjoining high peaks.

After a great time at Annapurna base camp, this amazing trek concludes back at Pokhara, on visiting lovely villages of Jhinudanda with hot spring with excellent guidance and services of View Nepal Treks and its cheerful guide and staff.


Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Drive or fly to Pokhara 950m – 06 hrs journey distance 220 k.m.

Day 03: Drive to Kimche 1,560 m via Nayapul and trek to Chomrong 1,951m.

Day 04: Trek to Himalaya Hotel 2,730m via Bamboo 2,050m – 07 hrs.

Day 05: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m – 06 hours.

Day 06: Trek to Dovan 2,130 m – 06 hrs.

Day 07: Trek to Jhinu danda 1,700m via Chomrong 06 hours.

Day 08: Trek to Syali Bazaar and drive to Pokhara.

Day 09: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu.

Day 10: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.

Day 11: International departure homeward bound.


Useful information while Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek

Trekking guide and Porter:

Our trekking will have long experience in trekking field. He speaks English and keeps knowledge about the mountain, mountain sickness, people, and culture. Generally, he will have a right to choose a guest house to stop overnight and right to take a necessary decision if the weather is not favorable if you are physically not in good condition or if there any potential danger of life or etc.

We will provide a porter (helper to carry the luggage) with warm clothing with warm clothing’s while going to the high mountain. We give priority to the local porter as much as possible.

Guest House in Mountain:

There are nice and tiny guest houses in the village on the way to trekking, also known as a tea house. We will accommodate to our trekkers in that guest houses. You will your own room (twin sharing) and a bathroom is outside. They are safe and people are friendly.

Meal in Mountain:

The general understanding in the mountain, you buy food from the same guest house where you say. We will buy a freshly cooked food from the local guest house. They will have a standard menu which is set by the Local Lodge Management Committee. You can choose your meal from the menu.

Medical facilities:

There are rare medical facilities in the mountain. We generally recommend bringing own medicine (a headache, stomach ache, painkiller, Diamox, bandage, iodine, cotton, gauze, hansaplast, common cold, diarrhea, ) to the normal situation.  If it is serious, you should go down or call an emergency evacuation.

Electricity:

There is not enough electricity in Nepal. You could expect power cut in some certain time of the day. While you are in the mountain, you will require electricity to charge your battery, mobile, camera or etc. generally they will ask you to pay extra money for charging.

Drinking water:

There is bottle water available along the normal trekking trail. Besides that, you can take your own water filter or can buy a medicine to purify the normal water. Further, you can buy boil water as well as in trekking.

Telephone and internet:

Some village has internet facilities. However, you can buy a local telephone SIM card which will help you to buy the internet and use with your smartphone set. You can use for calling to anyone if it requires at the same time.

Transportations:

There require or to use a local transport or you may want to use them as well as. The local people or local club will force to use their transport facilities. The price will be negotiable and a vehicle could be old and with very basic services.

Emergency evacuation:

You might have to be rescued due to some accident or serious ill. We can send rescue Helicopter service immediately to bring you back. The helicopter services are expensive in Nepal. We recommend you to buy insurance which covers search and rescue in need. After you rescued, we can help you for documentation to claim the payment.

Cost Includes / Excludes

Cost Includes

  1. All arrival and departure transportation airport / hotel / airport.
  2. Accommodation in Kathmandu at tourist standard hotel on bed / breakfast basis
  3. Accommodation in Pokhara at tourist standard hotels on bed / breakfast basis.
  4. An professional  English speaking government licensed guide
  5. Porters (every 2 clients : 1 porter)
  6. Food in Trekking (B-L-D)
  7. Accommodation in tea house/lodge
  8. ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area project) permit.
  9. TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems).
  10. Service of trekking  guides his equipment,  daily wages-medical insurance, meals and transportation allowance.
  11. Service of trekking  staff -porters their daily wages-medical insurance, meals and transportation allowance.
  12. Welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu at authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural programs.
  13. Down jackets-sleeping bags (with inner linear) and comprehensive medical kits.
  14. Transportation to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu with deluxe tourist bus before and after the trip and Pokhara - Nayapul -Pokhara by private car.
  15. Trips briefing with full information and reconfirmation of international air tickets

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel / medical insurance.
  • Expenses of personal nature and meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara,  gratitude (tips), hard / soft drinks throughout the trip.
  • Emergency evacuation by any means of transportation including Heli services and personal medical kit.
  • Early return from the trip due to personal / medical problem in this case clients should bear his / her own expenses on return from trek and in Kathmandu including expenses of accompanying guide / porters.

Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek Detail Itinerary

On reaching Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, View Nepal Treks staff receives you and then a short drive to hotel within the heart of Kathmandu city, after refreshment our guide / leader will inform regarding trekking to Annapurna base camp- hotels –lodge on route with do and don’ts with evening group welcome dinner.

Starting the adventure to Annapurna Base Camp trekking with an overland drive to Pokhara through Himalayan foothills, on reaching Pokhara transfer to respective hotels close to serene Lake Phewa with afternoon free for short strolls.

(Options by Air 30 minutes flight to Pokhara).

On leaving Pokhara valley towards mid hill villages with constant views of snowcapped peaks as the drive ends at Kimche via Nayapul, then starting the walk following the Modi River with climb to Ghandruk village and to Kimrong ridge, from here route descends to Kimrong valley into cool forested area. On reaching Kimrong River, an uphill climb for few hours to the top of Chomrong village.

From the top a short downhill to overnight stop at Chomrong village for overnight stop, this is a last permanent village door to Annapurna Sanctuary and Base Camp trek.

After Chomrong walk leads to short downhill through terraced fields to Chomrong River. After crossing a bridge an uphill for an hour to Sinuwa danda, from here walk to Bamboo a small settlement, located by the Modi River in the middle of bamboo, rhododendron and oaks forested area.

Walk continues after Bamboo with gradual up towards Dovan and to Himalaya Hotel for overnight stop near Hinko Cave after a steep winding walks.

From here onwards air gets cooler as the walk gets close to Annapurna Sanctuary and Base Camp. Walk leads on glacier and moraine formed by old avalanches near Deurali the last place with lodges before Machapuchare Base Camp.

Here onward tree lines disappears with only short bushes, a final climb following Modi Rivers upstream brings at Maccahapuchare Base Camp for overnight stop.

Located beneath North Face of Machhapuchare Peak, from MBC begins Annapurna Sanctuary.

Starting the morning walk with views of mountains reaching higher elevation at Annapurna Base Camp, with close up views of magnificent Annapurna peaks with Mt. Annapurna I, after a good walk to Annapurna Base Camp for overnight stop with ample time to marvel the mountain views and just relax in this beautiful surrounding.

After grand time at Annapurna base camp within the Sanctuary, morning walk heads downhill all the way to Deurali. From here with few ups and downs and some gradual section back into tree lines to reach at Dovan for overnight stop.

Morning a short steep climb to Khuldi Ghar, and then downhill through dense forest passing Sinuwa danda as the walk leads lead to Chomrong khola.

After the bridge an uphill walk for an hour to Chomrong village for lunch.

After Chomrong with half hour climb at Chomrong ridge and then descend to Jhinu danda for overnight stop. This village offers refreshing bathe in hot springs which is just 20 minutes walk downhill near Modi River.

After a pleasant stop continue downhill walk to another New Bridge (Nayapul) by the Modi River, after the bridge a gradual walk with short climb to reach at Syali-Bazaar after following the raging Modi River downstream, from here drive back to Pokhara after a wonderful time up in the high mountains.

Morning a scenic drive to Kathmandu, after a remarkable Annapurna Base Camp trek, on reaching Kathmandu transfer to respective hotels with afternoon free at leisure for individual activities and souvenir shopping.

(Options by air with 30 mins scenic flight back to Kathmandu)

Today after a lightening trip to Annapurna base camp, an easy morning where our city guide will lead you around Kathmandu famous and interesting places of interest on sightseeing tour with world heritage sites.

Last day in Nepal with wonderful experience and fond memories of Lightning Trip to Annapurna Base Camp trekking, as per the flight time View Nepal Treks staff transfer you to airport for your final departure homeward bound or to your next destinations.

*NOTES

View Nepal Treks Pokhara extension program (adventure holidays) for interested people with time in Nepal.

Para-gliding, Zip Flyer, Ultra -Light flights or biking around Pokhara, short hike, rafting Trisuli / Kaligandaki / Seti Rivers, Kayaking or Jungle Safari in Chitwan.

Trip Reviews

  • Amazing experience with View Nepal Treks View Nepal Treks Clients

    We had an amazing experience with View Nepal Treks & Expedition.We found this company through searching in internet and started to communicate with Mr. Bhupendra, He was so helpful and answer our questions without any hasitation and finally booked our Nepal trip and travel with them. He arranged a great guide with excellent English with full information and I enjoyed the flexibility in my trip. In our trip The guesthouses and hotels chosen were all comfortable and the food was always fresh and good. The communication was great, and we were well taken care of Pick up, flights etc, which was  always on time. Also I was lucky to have met so many other inspiring people on the track which was a extra bonus. The highlight was the guide and staff were always happy to help us with a smile as  a close friend. We enjoyed the travel in Nepal Himalayas a lot and feel easy when I am in the mountains. Thank you Mr.Bhupendra for making my trip so special which I Never forget, hope to see you again soon.
    Anna & Herma
    The Netherlands

    Review submitted -December 11, 2016
  • Best Trekking In Nepal Kumar Adhikakri

    Namaste, It was a really great experience trek to ABC. We discovered many wonderful things like landscape, people, wildlife. It was a good experience shared with our guide Dhan Bhadur. Meals was awesomme, specially mix springroll and Veg MoMo. It was 10 amazing days ! Great Sunrise at ABC. Whole trip was Just amazing! It’s your turn to enjoy it!! ABC trek Oct 2014″

    Review submitted -August 24, 2016

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