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.
Raymond Low, Singapore Nepal Hiking Team provide an excellent guide to me when I hiked Everest Base Camp. My guide, Mr. Prakesh Rai, is very professional and caring... He always gives me very informative replies whenever I have a question or two about the terrain which we are trekking, the history of certain towns or places we passed by or stayed...He is always asking how I am (my old right ankle injury came back)...and will help me carry my load.... We had a good time together especially when we take photographs of the awesome scenery.....He works tirelessly and would be a concern for my diet and always asked me if I had enough of food, hows my leg was, and whether feeling ok especially when we are going towards a higher altitude..... We had a wonderful acclimatization climb and he is always observing me how I am doing. Nepal Hiking Team rocks!.... And I would sincerely recommend my friends to this group..... It’s simply awesome!... Thank you Nepal Hiking team and it's truly a great experience traveling with your professional guide!
Yang, Singapore It was an awesome experience in Nepal, in which a big part of my trip was covered in the mountain, thank to NHT. Ganga, the company manager has been engaging since my enquiry and very efficient and patient with all my queries. They are flexible to customize to my needs due to my planned itinerary besides hiking. They also made arrangement for airport pick up and Ganga met me in person in my lodge to go through the procedures and discussion. 2 days prior to the trek it was raining heavily and many flights were cancelled. We were lucky to tag along a rescue helicopter to Lukla, also thank to Ganga's arrangement. When we arrived at the start point, we were welcome by the friendly guide and porters. My relationship with Gurung, the guide was very good, he took care of me every single bit of the trip, as I was a slow walker in the team. He would check our conditions from time to time to ensure our well beings. Gurung and I joked around in the tea houses and we made many friends and some exchange of cultural knowledge. I was not well when I returned from Base Camp. We discussed and we decided that an evacuation was needed. Gurung visited me in the hospital and sent me back to the hotel after discharge. I had a farewell lunch with him. Ganga and Hari, the 2 managers visited me on the 2 days and they even sent me to the hospital again for report collection. Hari also sent me to the airport on my departure day. I have total satisfaction and heart-felt appreciation for Nepal Hiking Team. There were other companies who tried to compromise prices and quality but not NHT, who insisted on quality and care above all. I'm back in Singapore safely. And they are keeping in contact with me on some follow-ups. I truly want to recommend you this company for their awesome service given the reasonable if not attractive price! This trip was so awesome although I had some hiccups on my decent. I miss Nepal alot, and the friendship shared.
Stephen, Australia I finished the ABC and Bhutan Tours with Nepal Hiking Team and had a very good time. It was a great pleasure dealing with Balaram and Ganga. They are extremely professional, flexible, and accommodating. prior to the trip, I had been constantly emailing Balaram with my questions, whether or not they are directly related to the trek. Balaram was always extremely responsive with detailed answers and he was always patient. When I first got to Kathmandu, both Ganga and Balaram met me at the hotel to greet me. Throughout the trip, they constantly checked up with the guide to make sure that everything went okay. Overall, the trek was well organized and I can say with confidence that the team has done their best to ensure that my needs were met. I am already thinking about coming back to Nepal for my next trek and I will certainly go with Nepal Hiking Team again.
Ian, Canada My wife and I did the Everest Base Camp Trek as organized by Nepal Hiking Team. We read guidebooks and numerous websites leading up to this trip, but nothing quite captured the awesomeness of just being there in person. Each day of our trek was physically and mentally exhausting, but our guide saw to it that we were looked after - be it on the trail, dining, or settling in at the lodge each night. Nepal Hiking Team did a fantastic job for us; I could not be happier with how this trip was organized, and how Balaram and Ganga took care of us.