Picture yourself walking through picturesque villages, lush forests, and scenic landscapes surrounded by spectacular mountain ranges. Does this picture spark your interest? If it does, you can look at the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek. The trek lies inside the Annapurna Conservation Area and is surrounded by the stunning Himalayas.
The trail is well-marked that takes you through rural settlements, mostly belonging to the Gurung and Magar groups. While on the trek, you can explore the local culture of the villagers and also interact with them.
Overall, the Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a rewarding adventure that offers stunning natural beauty, cultural experiences, and a sense of accomplishment for those who undertake it. So why wait? Just send us an inquiry, and we shall take care of the rest!
Major Highlights of the 11-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek
- Hop on a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara- Make sure you take the window seat!
- Get a chance to see the beautiful city of Pokhara. It is a vibrant city that is famous for its Phew Lake.
- Catch a glimpse of various birds and mammals inside the Annapurna Conservation Area.
- Watch out for endangered animals like Brown Bears, Snow Leopard, Tibetan Argali, and Tibetan Wolf inside the conservation area.
- Enjoy and observe the local ethnic traditions of the Gurung and Magar People.
- Marvel at the panoramic views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail, and others from the Poon Hill viewpoint.
- Embrace the feeling of accomplishment in the Annapurna Base Camp.
- Cross several village settlements, Buddhist chortens, and schools on the route.
- Relax at the hot spring in Jhinu Dada and enjoy the serene nature around the hot spring.
Quick Route Overview
Before moving on with the rest of the trip overview, let's look at the route overview to the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek.
We begin the trip upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport. One of our representatives will greet you and take you to the hotel where you'll rest for the night. Then, a morning flight is scheduled to Pokhara, followed by a drive to Tikhe Dhunga. From that point, we'll start our first hike to Ghorepani, a beautiful Gurung village.
In the morning, we'll start early to catch the beauty of the sunrise from the Poon Hill viewpoint. From the famous viewpoint, you'll witness spectacular panoramic views of Mt Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Machapuchare, and other mountain ranges. After spending some time there, we'll make our way to Tadapani and then continue hiking, crossing Sinuwa and then Deurali.
From Deurali, we'll hike to the main destination- Annapurna Base Camp, where you'll be stunned by the beauty of Hiunchuli, Tilicho, Pisan, Machapuchare, Punga Danda, and the Annapurna ranges. Then, we descend towards Bamboo, Jhinu Danda, and fly back from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
Best Time for Annapurna Base Camp?
Did you know you can trek to the Annapurna Base Camp any time of the year? However, we recommend the best time to enhance your trekking experience in the Annapurna region.
The best time for the trek is in the spring and autumn season. During these two seasons, the weather conditions will be suitable for hikes. In the spring ( March-May), the weather will be warmer, and you can also experience the bloom of flowers. Likewise, the other best season for treks is the autumn season. Autumn calls for humid weather, clear skies, and transparent views of the mountains.
We don't recommend trekking in the monsoon and winter seasons. These seasons are characterized by continuous rainfall and snowfall. Hence, it is advisable to skip hiking in these seasons.
Is Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp Difficult?
No, you won't face any difficulties while hiking to Annapurna Base Camp.
With the help of a guide and proper fitness level, even beginner-level hikers can easily trek to the Annapurna region.
The trek is easy as you'll be hiking only for 8 days. The terrains are usually easy, and reaching your destination will take 6-7 hours daily. Moreover, if you look at the maximum elevation of the trek, it is 4130m. At this level, there is very less chance of altitude sickness.
In addition, we're highly professional trekking guides who will accompany you throughout the trek.
Are there any other alternate treks?
Yes! If you are not satisfied with the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek, we've other trekking packages that you can check out. All of these packages we'll mention below lie in the Annapurna region.
First on the list, we've 14-Day Annapurna Base Camp Trek, which includes two nights in Pokhara. If you have ample time, you can opt for this trek.
Next, you can look at the Instant Annapurna Base Camp Trek, which consists of 9 days trip. This trek is perfect for those with limited time who want to experience Annapurna's best.
For other options, you can check out all our Annapurna Region trips.
Nevertheless, whichever packages you choose from, we'll be delighted to arrange it.