Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek

Activities:
Trekking and Hiking
Duration
11 days
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Moderate 
  • Max Altitude
    4210 Meters
  • Group Size
    Min 1 Pax.
  • Best Time
    March - May & Sept - Dec 

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 lake side 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: 2 hrs 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.
Bogdan Ilie, USA My wife and I were lucky to have chosen Nepal Hiking Team to plan our trip. We opted for a private guide and had a porter as well. We waited at the airport, and we were dropped off there as well when we left Nepal. Our guide, Ram, made sure that our trip was organized flawlessly and that we were doing well and happy at all times. He chose the best available teahouses, and we were allowed to chose the food from the menu in all of them (there seem to be agencies that say you can either choose dal bhat or pay out of pocket). We were even served, during dinner, sliced apples carried by the porter. Ram was very knowledgeable, and he shared information related to mountain peaks, vegetation, and animals. As we saw, his English skills are excellent. Above all, he is friendly and has a positive attitude, so we enjoyed talking and interacting with him. The porter, Bhola, was also very friendly. He looked like he was 50 kg but carried 55-65 kg easily. Overall, it was a fantastic once-in-a-lifetime experience to which Ram, Bhola, and Nepal Hiking Team contributed substantially. One of the owners, Ganga, even offered free rides to do the PCR tests or other purposes. We couldn't have hoped for better treatment from this agency. Note: Read Original Review on Trip Advisor (Click Here)
Lucie H, UK In May this year - some friends and I joined the NHT For 16 days. Every fine detail was considered, with our guides and porters going above & beyond to ensure we were comfortable and happy. Their knowledge and experience created a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us all. I have no hesitation in recommending Nepal Hiking Team to anyone! They made this experience perfect, thank you, guys.  
Mike, USA I went with my girlfriend to the Everest Base Camp with a guide and porter from Nepal Hiking Team. Right from the pick-up from the airport, we felt like valued clients, and we were made to feel very welcome and relaxed in an otherwise hectic city. From the moment the trek started, our guide Bheg ensured we were comfortable and constantly checked on our physical state throughout each day and provided advice and assistance where we needed it. Overall, the experience was one I'll never forget, primarily because I proposed at the top and because the Nepal Hiking team made the experience as stress-free and as organized as possible, all with a smile on their face at all times. I highly recommend NHT.
Megan Y., China Ganga, Balaram, and the team were fantastic; even when we had a 24-hour flight delay, they re-scheduled everything without fuss or fee. We had an excellent driver for just us (and guide where we had them). We even changed things along the way, and whether the driver, guide, or agent, they were more than willing to help and be flexible. :) The trip took in some hiking, some sightseeing, some relaxing, the jungle, and for each occasion and location, we were provided a specialist guide for the event/location. The hotels they chose for us were precisely our requirements based on the activity we were experiencing on any given day. Balaram even met us many times in person to round off the experience and ensure all was well and take honest feedback in person - the personal touch makes you feel even more appreciated and welcome as a customer. We would recommend anyone contact the team if they are planning a trip to Nepal. Thank you, guys, for a memorable vacation.