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    Are you ready to explore the beauty of the Himalayas? Join the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek-11 days adventure with Nepal Hiking Team for an unforgettable journey through vibrant villages, lush forests, and stunning landscapes, offering rich cultural experiences and a rewarding sense of achievement.

    At a Glance

    • Destination
    • Durations
      11 days
    • Trip Difficulty
      Moderate to Strenuous
    • Activities
    • Accommodation
    • Meals
    • Max.altitude
    • Group Size
      Min. 1 Pax
    • Best Time
      March - May & Sept - Dec

    Trip Overview

    We welcome you to the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek. We at the Nepal Hiking Team are excited to guide you on this celebrated trail which is a favorite among trekkers globally. The base camp is situated above 4000 meters, which is an entrance to the majestic Annapurna. It offers an unforgettable experience that captivates everyone who takes on this journey.

    The scenic beauty of this trek includes views from Annapurna I (8,091 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), and Machapuchhre (6,993 m). Its attractions are the remarkable altitude variation, rich biodiversity, and cultural diversity among ethnic communities along the way.

    Covering a distance of 88 to 90 kilometers, the ABC journey starts from Birenthanti through a diverse landscape. It showcases forests of pine and cedar trees, rhododendrons, terraced farmlands, and unparalleled mountain views.

    This short ABC trek will give you an insight into the lifestyle of the Gurung, Magars, Thakalis & Lobas Communities. Their village is nestled beautifully on the foothills of the Annapurna region. This path includes serene Buddhist shrines and Gumbas, surrounded by tranquility and breathtaking surroundings.

    You can climb up to Poonhill to experience a beautiful sunrise above the mountain ranges. With knowledgeable and experienced guides from the Nepal Hiking Team, this trek becomes a comprehensive journey through this majestic region. 

    Recent Review

    Nabaraj, our guide, and Suren, our porter, were instrumental in making our Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek an unforgettable experience. Ganga, our company's director, provided excellent service and made planning simple. Their love for the mountains and their attention to detail made the journey smooth and comfortable. I highly recommend this team for anyone seeking a memorable adventure in Nepal's beautiful mountains. Read full review

    Trip done from 1st to 11th March 2024.

    Furthermore, the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek is also a physically challenging journey as well as an exploration of the local lifestyle. This promotes sustainable trekking practices emphasized by the Nepal Hiking Team. With customizable itineraries, this trek is designed to accommodate a range of abilities offering unique adventures that engage with nature and culture. 

    As you proceed, the ridges of Annapurna, Himchuli, and Machhapuchhre extend a snow-covered majestic welcome. We ensure a comprehensive experience that is both captivating and challenging for every trekker around the world.

    Major Highlights of the 11-day Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek

    • Get on a flight to Pokhara and see the mountains from your side of the window.
    • Witness the amazing city of Pokhara- The city of Lakes.
    • Hike to Poon Hill A breathtaking sunrise view over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, an unforgettable highlight of the trek
    • Stroll through lush green terrace farms, cascading waterfalls, and flawless forests.
    • Engage with local communities, mainly Gurung, Tamang, and Magar people.
    • Discover the lifestyle, culture, and traditions of the ethnic people.
    • View the mesmerizing sunrise over the mighty Annapurna Range.
    • Enjoy the breathtaking scenes of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Machhapuchhre ranges.
    • Cross-through suspension bridges, rhododendrons, and lush green forest.
    • Visit beautiful Buddhist gumbas adorned with vibrant prayer flags.
    • Reach the Annapurna Base Camp and get a sense of achievement.

    Trek to Annapurna Base Camp/Route Overview

    Soaring into Kathmandu, a vibrant city buzzing with life is the starting point of your grand adventure. A friendly face from the Nepal Hiking Team greets you, whisking you away to your comfortable hotel for the night. But the real magic awaits...

    The next day, an exciting flight to Pokhara. Secure a window seat – trust us, you won't regret it. Witness the majestic peaks of the Himalayas rise above clouds, their snow-capped tops shining like a crown. As you touch down in Pokhara, a jeep takes you towards Birethanti, the official gateway to your trek. Here, your trek begins, where you go through beautiful forests, waterfalls, and swimming holes and reach Ulleri at the end of the day.

    Your journey unfolds as you meet fellow adventurers, sharing laughter and stories on the trail towards Ghorepani. Awake one crisp morning and hike on a short pilgrimage to Poon Hill. Witness a spectacle etched in eternity -the sunrise, painting the Annapurna peaks in a fiery palette of orange and gold. As the sun ascends, so too will your spirit.

    Next comes the trail to Dovan, with a slow climb due to higher altitudes. You’ll descend 2500 stone steps, cross a bridge, and hike up to Sinuwa. Then, strolling through a forest, you’ll reach Kuldighar and finally reach Dovan.

    From Dovan, travel on a mystical journey. Bamboo forests adorned with colorful prayer flags whisper secrets in the gentle wind. Pass by the intriguing Hinku Cave, a hidden gem in the mountainside, before reaching Deurali.

    Your big trek to Annapurna Base Camp starts with a hike up a riverbed through the Annapurna Sanctuary to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC). After a short travel break, you push toward ABC and marvel at the close-up view of the snow-clad mountains.

    The descent beckons. As you make your way back, each step carries a bittersweet symphony of memories. You’ll descend to Bamboo Village and Jhinu Danda, heading back to Pokhara to enjoy the vibrant city.

    The journey ends, but the memories remain. You’ll fly back to Kathmandu for one more day of exploration. The trip will end the next day, with our NHT member taking you to the airport for your flight home.

    Are you ready to answer the call of the mountains? If you want tailored trekking plans or expert advice, please get in touch with the Nepal Hiking Team.


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    Cost Includes

    • All ground transportation by private vehicle, including airport transfers
    • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
    • One nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara.
    • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
    • Round trip flight from Kathmandu – Pokhara and Pokhara – Kathmandu as per itinerary including departure taxes
    • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
    • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide and porter (Two Trekkers: 1 Porter) including their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, accidental insurance, etc.
    • Nepal Hiking Team duffle bag, down jacket, and sleeping bag during the trek
    • Nepal Hiking Team T-shirt, trekking map, and trip achievement certificate
    • A comprehensive first-aid medical kit
    • All treks require permits, including the Annapurna Conservation Permit, and make sure to bring a photograph. 
    • Government taxes & office service charge

    Cost Excludes

    • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
    • Travel Insurance
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa
    • Hot showers during the trek
    • All kinds of cold drinks e.g. water, coke, fanta, juice, etc.
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Tips for trekking staff and driver 

    Cost and Date

    Start Dates refer to your arrival date in Nepal. End Dates correspond to your return date from Nepal.

    The Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek set departure dates are tailored for the group joining option. If the -days Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek departure dates don't fit your schedule, we can include alternative dates that better suit your needs.

    June, 2024

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