Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek
Activity
Trekking and Hiking
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Easy To Moderate 
  • Max Altitude
    4210 Meters
  • Group Size
    Min 1 Pax. 
  • Meals
    B.L.D 
  • Accommodation
    Hotel/Teahouses 
  • Best Time
    March - May & Sept - Dec 
Featured Trip
All Inclusive Price: $1,090USD

Trip Overview

The Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek is the best trek if you want to experience the mountains in a short time.  It is a quick way of accomplishing your trek to the Annapurna Sanctuary. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Annapurna! The splendor of the trek is undeniably astounding. Explore Nepal’s countryside in an amazing barrage of natural and Himalayan beauty. Trek through the rural settlements and mountain villages situated at the foothills of the Himalayas. Experience the ethnic Magar and Gurung culture along your journey. The trek is simply the best!

What are the highlights of the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek?

The Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek is comprised of many highlights and features. It blends the natural and cultural aspects of the region beautifully. Start the trek with a short scenic flight to Pokhara. It is the tourism capital of Nepal. Enjoy the natural surroundings of the lakeside city. Furthermore, you will be in the company of the Annapurna massif at each turn of the trail. Many neighboring mountain peaks also make their dramatic appearance along the journey.

Likewise, trek to many ethnic and prominent villages and settlements. Trek to destinations like Tikhe Dhunga, Sinuwa, Jhinu Dhanda and Ghorepani. You will get to enjoy and observe the local ethnic traditions of the people up close. Similarly, hike to Poon Hill- the most famous vantage point of the region. Revel in the panoramic view of the entire Mount Annapurna massif from Poon Hill. Enjoy the sunrise amidst the Annapurna Mountains and watch the changing colors of the peaks as the rays sweep over them!

Correspondingly, enjoy a nice relaxing bath at the natural hot tub at Jhinu. The hot spring at Jhinu Dhanda is said to have natural remedies for ailments. Surround yourself in the beauty of the trans-Himalayan environment along the trek. Take in the wonder of the mountains up close. In like manner, trek through verdant rhododendron and bamboo forests to amazing pasturelands and terrace farms. The virtues of the trek are boundless!

When is the Best Time to do the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek?

The best time to do the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek is during the seasons of autumn and spring. The spring season lasts from March to May. Identically, the autumn season lasts from September to December. These two seasons are ideal for doing the trek. They present the best views of the mountains and clear sights of the valleys.

In the same way, you can also choose our alternate packages for Annapurna region Treks. The most popular trek is our Annapurna Base Camp Trek. With Nepal Hiking Team, you can expect the best services at all times! Therefore, come join us in this amazing and unforgettable adventure!

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (KTM) Kathmandu

Day 02: Fly to Pokhara (910m/2985ft) 25-min then trek to Tikhe Dhunga (1495m/49035ft) Duration: 5 hrs

Day 03: Trek to Ghorepani (2850m/9350ft) Duration: 7 hrs

Day 04: Hiking -Poonhill (3210m/10528ft), trek to Tadapani (2500m/8200ft) Duration: 6 hrs

Day 05: Tadapani to Sinuwa (2310m/7575ft) Duration: 6 hrs

Day 06: Sinuwa to Deurali (3150m/10330ft) Duration: 6 hrs

Day 07: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4210m/13810ft) Duration: 5 hrs

Day 08: ABC to Bamboo (2310m/7575ft) Duration: 7 hrs

Day 09: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (hot spring) (1780m/5840ft) Duration: 6 hrs

Day 10: Jhinu Danda to Kathmandu (1370m/4495ft) Duration: 15 Min walk, 2 hrs drive and 25-min flight

Day 11: Farewell

Cost Includes

  • All ground transportations by private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Round trip flight from Kathmandu – Pokhara and Pokhara – Kathmandu including departure taxes
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • One highly experienced, helpful & friendly guide,  porter (a porter between 2 clients)& their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and 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
  • Annapurna conservation and TIMS Fees- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 3 passport photographs)
  • Government taxes & office service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • Hot showers during the trek
  • All kind of cold drinks e.g. water, coke, fanta, juice etc.
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory)

Cost & Dates

  • Small Group Journey
  • Private Journey

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Reviews

Zhilla Noorbakhsh, Australia

After successful accomplishment of ABC trek recently, I have returned from Nepal and cannot just utter about the service offered by Nepal Hiking Team in mere words. I did a widespread research about hiking companies and after contacting with some of them, I decided to choose Nepal Hiking Team and I am much satisfied with my choice. During the planning phase, while I was in Australia, Ganga was at all times very responsive to answer my various queries and gave a lot of information to make myself prepared for Annapurna Base Camp trekking.

Since I was a solo female traveler, I was rather anxious before arriving to Nepal. Yet, from the moment I landed at Katmandu airport, I felt safe and supported as I was picked up by Ganga gratifyingly at 11:30 PM, and my veteran guide Suraj was very wonderful person to travel with.

With the proper guidance of Suraj, I successfully accomplished ABC and he was much concerned about my ease and was very alert to satisfy my needs. He tried his best to present the best service. Accommodation was superb, food was incredible and Nepali people were generous with welcoming nature.

I would definitely travel with Nepal Hiking Team over and again for a stress-free and striking holiday.

Nicky N Prasad, Australia I had always wanted to do the Everest Trek, and when I finally had the opportunity, I was delighted with enthusiasm! I think I am also fortunate to have been in the company of Nepal Hiking Team because they gave me no reason whatsoever to companion about anything at all. Every service I received was top-notch, and I was always provided the best available services, from the food and guesthouses to the porter and guiding services. My guide was Paban, and he was very proficient at his work. He made sure that I was comfortable and had everything I needed. The trip was terrific, and I am so glad I was with NHT! Their prompt responses, their kind gestures, and the best organization of the trip had me convinced that I was with the professionals from the very beginning. My recommendation goes to Nepal Hiking Team for being one of Nepal's most reliant tour agencies!  
Jayadatta Narasipura, USA Dear Ganga and the entire team, We, Narasipura family would like to thank you and your team for making once in a lifetime experience possible. All three of us loved every minute we spent in the Himalayas and Nepal. After my EBC trek, I wanted to experience Himalayas again with my family. Your team made it possible. Every day, we knew what to expect because Paban explained us on previous evening and in the morning. In seven days, we trekked in the lush green forest, saw numerous waterfalls, were inside the clouds, refreshed ourselves in the river and stream water, took multiple breaks with tea, coffee. Even though it was very hard, especially from 3rd to 5th day, we managed to get over the fatigue to continue because of Paban, Gokul and Ganesh’s help and encouragement. They used to tell us to take it easy (Aaramse jayenke) then we can do it, no need to rush. Paban modified the plan/itinerary based on the time of the day and our physical condition. We always ended the day before 5pm. Paban was flexible and booked the best teahouses, he made our trek very enjoyable. On fourth day, we were scheduled to trek to Upper Sinuwa. He changed it, we stayed at Lower Sinuwa. Because of 4th day’s change of plan, he modified fifth day trek too. Every day, as soon as we woke up, we started off with a hot cup of coffee or tea, they served to us without fail. Enjoying first few minutes of the day looking the sunrise in the mountains with a hot drink was so peaceful and relaxing. At the end of every day, we had fun, talking, playing cards, and having delicious dinner with fresh fruits as dessert. It was a beautiful experience. Paban, Gokul and Ganesh treated us royally and with respect, we are grateful to them. Spending last two days of our trek in the Machapuchare and Annapurna basecamps were a bliss, surrounded by the Annapurna mountain range was just amazing, and unbelievable. On the last day of the trip, we loved the cultural tour of the three cities, we were mesmerized by the artwork. Hope we can come back and enjoy Nepal again. We appreciate everything you did for us to accomplish our dream trek. Datta Trip done between 9th to 18th May 2022
Richard, UK "After extensive research regarding which trekking company to entrust with helping me with my dream holiday I chose The Nepal Hiking Team. This was for a number of reasons.
  1. Ganga and his team were super flexible, quick to respond, and allowed me to build a bespoke holiday that suited my schedule.
  2. When things went wrong at my end, they were quick to come up with solutions to help me out
  3. They understood this was a once in a lifetime experience for me, and answered my many and varied questions.
Once I arrived in Nepal it was immediately clear I had made the right decision. I was picked up from the airport, and driven to the hotel where I met Ganga and my guide Dinesh. Dinesh checked that the equipment I had brought with me was suitable, and NHT provided me a down jacket. The next day we flew out of Kathmandu, to EBC and Island Peak. Dinesh looked after me for the next 12 days in the mountains. He is an expert on the local area. Point at any mountain, and he can tell you how high it is and what its name is. He has travelled extensively over the area for more than 8 years, and he uses this knowledge to enrich your holiday experience. Every hotel you stay in, he knows the owners, and ensures you get a comfortable room. Need your washing done, or a hot shower? He will recommend where (and where not!) to get it done. When you are walking the trails he can tell you how much further you have to go, what bits will be difficult, and which easier. If you are looking to book with Nepal Hiking, and are lucky enough to have Dinesh as a guide then you are going to have a fabulous trip"
Walt Risley, USA When searching for a trekking company I wanted to go with a local group. All the reviews for Nepal Hiking Team were excellent so I choose them. From start to finish they had their act together. Initial correspondence and any email questions were answered by Ganga, the man in charge, by the next day. They kept me up to date with everything I needed as far as entry into Nepal. Picked me up from the airport and got me to my hotel without an issue. I joined a couple from Canada for the trek. Our guide Prakash never left our side from breakfast to dinner. He expedited the flight to and from Lukla which would have been a hectic process without him. Since all of us were in our 50s he established early that we would be in no rush. Whether we got to our next location at 2pm or 4pm didn’t matter. I would rather be outside enjoying the trek than in early playing cards. I felt safe and looked after with him. This trek is tough. It’s much steeper than I anticipated and the altitude change from place to place does not reflect the ascents and descents which on some days doubles the heights you actually do. They ascents into Tengbouche and at Dugla pass are particularly tough but at a slow steady pace they are doable by any who are reasonably fit. Once at the guest house the service didn’t end there. Prakash took care of all our needs. Making sure we had enough to eat and enough water. He wouldn’t leave our side until we turned in for the night which was often quite early. His personality was very soothing. We could not have accomplished what we did without him or our 2 porters. While English was not their strength, they would carry our gear ahead of us to the next location and often double back to see if we needed help and were more than happy to help with our day packs. They also accompanied us on some of the acclimation hikes in case some or one of us wanted to climb higher, splitting us up. After the trek everything was taken care of. I needed a PCR COVID test for a tour in Abu Dahbi the day after I left Kathmandu and Ganga arranged for a nurse to administer it to me in the hotel. Seamless. It’s a long review but I really can’t say enough about these guys, especially for the price. For all the service we got it was amazingly reasonable. Would definitely use this company on any return trip to Nepal and highly recommend!     You can also read this review on trip advisor.