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    Instant Annapurna Base Camp Trek

    5.00/5 from 1 reviews

    At a Glance

    • Destination
    • Durations
      9 days
    • Trip Difficulty
    • Activities
    • Accommodation
    • Meals
    • Mx.altitude
    • Group Size
      Min. 1 Pax
    • Best Time
      March - May & Sept - Dec

    Trip Overview

    Are you interested in a short trek to the center Himalayas? If you are, we welcome you to check out the Instant Annapurna Base Camp Trek. It is a classic journey that offers the best of the Annapurna region.

    The Instant Annapurna Base Camp Trek is as naturally rich as a culturally enlightening one. The region is home to the ethnic groups of Gurung and Magars. On the trip, you'll traverse through their ethnic villages and small towns. If you love exploring different cultures and dialects of local people, this trek is perfect for you.

    Thus, take advantage of this opportunity to take in the many outstanding features of the beautiful Annapurna. It is a grand adventure blended with natural beauty and cultural riches. Just send us an inquiry, and we will make this trip unforgettable!

    Significant Highlights 

    • Board on a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Look out from the window for the mesmerizing views of the Annapurna ranges!
    • Land in Pokhara city is famous for its trekking routes, short hikes, waterfall, lakes, and also religious temples.
    • Visit several villages along the route which have unique architectures.
    • Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Annapurna Conservation Area, the largest conservation area in the Himalayas.
    • Catch glimpses of the natural habitats like Tibetan Argali, Musk Deer, and endangered animals like red panda and snow leopard.
    • Celebrate the feeling of accomplishment at the Annapurna Base Camp.
    • Socialize with the local villagers, mainly Gurungs and Magars, and learn about their dialects, culture, and lifestyle.
    • Visit the monasteries and experience the spiritual feeling of the sounds of monks chanting mantras.
    • Splash into a relaxing hot spring at Jhinu Danda.

    Main Route Overview

    This section will provide a brief route overview of the Instant Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

    The trip begins with an incredible arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport. You'll be greeted by one of our representatives who'll escort you to the hotel. Then, we'll catch a flight to Pokhara- 30 minutes. Upon reaching Pokhara, we'll begin hiking to Ghandruk, which will take up to 6 hours. Upon reaching Ghandruk, you'll rest for the night. Then, in the morning, we'll set off for Sinuwa and then to Deurali.

    From Deurali, we'll head toward your primary destination, the Annapurna Base Camp. Enjoy the majestic views of the Dhaulagiri, Tilicho, Pisang, Pungda Danda, and Annapurna ranges at the base camp. After spending some time at the base camp, we'll return to Bamboo and rest for the night. Then, we'll make a descend to Bamboo, Jhinu Danda and take a drive to Pokhara. From Pokhara, we'll hop on a flight and return to Kathmandu.

    Best Time to Embark on the Journey

    Let's check when is the perfect time for the Instant Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

    The best time to trek the Annapurna region in Nepal is during the Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) seasons. The weather is usually clear and mild during these times, making for comfortable and enjoyable trekking conditions.

    In Spring, the weather is warmer, and the rhododendron forests are in full bloom, making for some spectacular scenery. In Autumn, the weather is more relaxed, and the skies are generally more transparent, providing excellent mountain views.

    However, it's worth noting that trekking in the Annapurna region can be done throughout the year, but during the monsoon season (June to August), you might face heavy rainfall. During the winter months (December to February), trails may be blocked by snow, making it challenging to trek.

    How challenging is the trek?

    The Instant Annapurna Base Camp Trek is easy. The trek is designed in such a manner that even beginner-level hikers can complete the trek.

    In total, you'll walk for seven days at an approximate time duration of 5-7 hours daily. The terrains you'll walk on are easy, uphill, and downhill, but not challenging.

    Additionally, the highest elevation you'll reach on the trek is 4130m. At this altitude level, there is less chance of altitude sickness. Moreover, you'll be assisted by trekking guides throughout the trek. Our guides are skilled professionals experienced in leading groups of hikers or trekkers through various trails and routes in mountainous or wilderness areas.

    They'll ensure that proper care and safety are provided to you.

    Are there any alternate treks?

    If this question mentioned above crossed your mind, the answer to this question is a Yes! We do have several alternative treks for you! All of these treks are in the regions of Annapurna.

    Firstly, you can look at the Annapurna Base Camp Trek (14 days). If you can manage an extended holiday, you can opt for this trek.

    Secondly, you can check out the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek( 11 days).

    Nevertheless, whichever packages you choose, we'll guide you and offer excellent service.


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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.
    • 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 duffel bag, down jacket, and sleeping bag during the trek
    • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
    • A comprehensive first-aid medical kit
    • All require trek permits (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 and Date

    September, 2023


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      Travellers‘ reviews

      Review (s) Summary

      5.001 ratings
      • An unforgettable trip!

        I travelled with Nepal Hiking Team for the gorgeous Annapurna Base Camp Trek on March and it was one of the best trips that I did with my friends! I knew that I had selected the right travel agency as the correspondence with Mr. Ganga and Mr. Balaram right from the start was a smooth and information-rich communication where all of my queries were promptly answered. I was impressed with their services from the very beginning, as their ideas helped me and my friends arrange the trip in a very well-organized and trouble-free manner. Then as the day we arrived at Nepal, we were greeted by Mr. Ganga himself who welcomed us with flower garlands. We met our guide Bhatta as well, who helped us get to the Hotel in Kathmandu.

        The whole trip was filled with unforgettable experiences, as from the very beginning- the trek was filled with our guide helping us achieve the ultimate level of care and comfort. Bhatta and the porters who were with us were always glad to be of help at all times. It was so impressive to see our porters carrying heavy loads uphill without complaints or stopping- it was a humbling experience for us and we implore all future travelers to Nepal to hire local porters and to tip them generously for their hard work. Likewise, Bhatta himself was also extremely helpful to us- it was because of him that our journey became even more amusing and delightful. He would always spout ideas and information about the small chortens and gumbas we passed, along with the village and the culture of the people. He arranged the guesthouses and the meals for us without us having to bear any hassles.

        The Himalayan views were just the most thrilling part of the trip; the first view of the Machhapuchhre Himal from Pokhara was the hammer to the nail that the trip was going to be a grand adventure! To sum the conclusion in short- Nepal Hiking Team really is the best travel agency operating in the country, and we had one of our best times in Nepal thanks to the care of the agency and its team. We got to experience the beauty of the Annapurna because of them in a very wholesome manner without any sort of problems. It was an amazing adventure that we would like to recommend to everyone who wishes to visit Nepal any time soon. Thank You Nepal Hiking Team!
        Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Nepal Hiking Team

        As a solo female traveler, I recently did the beautiful Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Nepal Hiking Team. I chose NHT once again for my trip to Nepal this year as I was immensely impressed with the services I got when I trekked with them last year as well for the Everest Base Camp Trek. The natural scenery of the Annapurna Trek was one of the things among others that really caught my attention during the journey. The variety of the trail that I walked upon with my guide was also an impressive feature that made the journey a rich and enlightening experience for me. During the first few days, I found myself trekking through lush forests with narrow brooks cutting across the land while the next- I would be going uphill and downwards along mountain trails with the rice-fields and terrace farms serving as the amazing backdrop. Furthermore, the gorgeous Annapurna mountain ranges with mountain peaks like the Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre and Hiunchuli among others were almost always in sight throughout my journey. They were inspiring and totally worth the journey! When I reached Base Camp, nothing really prepared me for the stunning 360-degree landscape that the Annapurna Sanctuary offered. I honestly think it beats Everest Base Camp in the 'most beautiful landscape' category! In my opinion, the ABC trek is easily one of the most picturesque treks and you will certainly end up taking loads of photos as I did! My guide was just the most amazing travel companion- he was kind and patient with me and made me feel safe and secure. Although, I do admit, the rocky terrain was quite challenging and hard on the knees, helped me take it easy on the steep ascent from Tikhedhunga to Ulleri. But despite that, it was definitely one of the best experiences I've ever had in my lifetime, and I'm really grateful to Nepal Hiking Team for organizing this trip for me. Mr. Balaram arranged all my trek logistics beautifully, and I was in constant contact with the office, just a phone call away if any problems arose. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Nepal Hiking Team was without a doubt- a spectacular trek--one that I will always recommend to those who want to do a hike up in the Himalayas for the first time.

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        Ms. Antti Sakari Lehtelae
        FI   |   16th May 2018