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!
- 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.