Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek- 7 Days

The trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4130 m is probably one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal. Or one of the most visited base camps in the Himalaya of Nepal. Everest Base Camp is equally charming but the Annapurna Base Camp has its own charm as the base camp of world’s 10th highest mountain, Mount Annapurna, 8019m. This particular special trip, Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is customized for those trekkers who have limited time to do our standard Annapurna Base Camp Trekking 13 Days.      

Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek starts from Kande which is approx. 1 hour drive from Pokhara. Another hour of climb to the popular Picnic sport Australian Camp, followed by Pothana, Pitam Deurali and  Tokla . Next day we trek though the Landruk, New Bridge before climbing up to Jhinu, and then  Chhomrong village. After Chhomrong, we follow the trail through Sinuwa, Bamboo, Dovan, Himalaya, Deurali, Machhapuchre Base Camp and finally reach Annapurna Base camp.

Annapurna Base Camp is a magical place. Indeed a paradise on Earth. From base camp, you can observe the scenic view of Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna South (7219m), Tent Peak (5695m), Gangapurna (7454m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Machhapuchhre (6997m) and many other beautiful mountains.

After collecting a lifetime experiences, we back track from Annapurna Base camp to Chomrong and then to the Jhinu Danda where you can enjoy taking a shower at natural hot spring small bath pools. After that, the trail passes through charming villages of Nepal’s ethnic communities of the Gurungs and Magars before reaching the village of Siwai, where we take our ride back to Pokhara. The Short Annapurna base camp trek also guarantees you fun, pleasure and a magnificent insights into the natural and cultural heritage of the tiny Himalayan country, Nepal. It is one of the most beautiful treks passing through the diverse ethnic group’s culture and diverse vegetation forest and wildlife.

We at Annapurna Foothills Treks have carefully designed this Annapurna Base Camp  Short Trek for those having limited days but still wants to reach Annapurna Base camp as our normal Annapurna Base camp Trek is of 13 days. So, if you have enough days to complete the Annapurna Base camp Trekking with the popular addition of Ghorepani and Poon hill. The trek can be lengthened and shortened according to the time duration you have. Book this dazzling short trekking with Annapurna Foothills Treks.

 

Trip Highlights

 

  • Amazing Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) 
  • Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC)
  • Spectacular mountains & glacier view from Annapurna Base Camp
  • Flora and Fauna along the trail 
  • Diverse landscapes and vegetation
  • Natural hot spring at Jhinudanda
  • Tea Houses/ Lodges along the trail 

Day 1 : Drive Pokhara to Kande 50 minutes, Trek to Tolka, 1790m/5,872ft

Day 2 : Trek to Chomrong, 1960m/6,430ft

Day 3 : Trek to Dovan, 2550m/ 8,366ft

Day 4 : Trek to Machhapuchre Base Camp, 3700m/ 12,139

Day 5 : Hike to Annapurna Base Camp, 4130m/13550 and Descent to Dovan/ Bambo

Day 6 : Trek to Jhinu Danda, 1780m/5,839ft

Day 7 : Trek to Siwai 1010m/3,313ft and drive to Pokhara

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Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
16 October, 2019 22 October, 2019 US $595 USD per person Available
24 October, 2019 30 October, 2019 US $595 USD per person Available
31 October, 2019 06 November, 2019 US $595 USD per person Guaranteed
08 November, 2019 14 November, 2019 US $595 USD per person Available
17 November, 2019 23 November, 2019 US $595 USD per person Available
25 November, 2019 01 December, 2019 US $595 USD per person Available
03 December, 2019 09 December, 2019 US $595 USD per person Available
12 December, 2019 18 December, 2019 US $595 USD per person Available
21 December, 2019 27 December, 2019 US $595 USD per person Available
31 December, 2019 06 January, 2020 US $595 USD per person Available
15 January, 2020 21 January, 2020 US $595 USD per person Available
24 January, 2020 30 January, 2020 US $595 USD per person Available

Cost Include(s)

  • Accommodation during Trek ; local lodges 6 nights (Full board meals with 6 breakfast, 6 lunch, and 6 dinner)
  • English speaking experienced Sherpa guide (Govt. Trained/License Holder).
  • One Sherpa guide-assistant if group size is more than 4 Trekkers.
  • Porters: One porter for 2 Trekkers basis.
  • Trek Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese staff.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s Duffle bag for Trekking.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s Tshirt.
  • First aid medicine kit.
  • Annapurna Conservation Fee, TIMS permits & all required permits or Official Documentation.
  • Ground transfers Pokhara-Kande and Siwai- Pokhara 
  • All government and local taxes.

Cost Exclude(s)

  • Your Personal Travel Insurance.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
  • Lunch & Dinner in cities - allow $ 10 to 14 for per meal in Tourist restaurants.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot shower,Mineral/ hot water, desserts.
  • Tips for guide, porters and driver (customary).

Head
1 Sun hat / Warm hat
1 Sunglasses with UV protection
1 Flash light / Head lamp


Lower Body
2 Under Garments (trousers)
2 Lightweight cotton long pants
2 Fleece pants (seasonal)
1 Waterproof pants
5 underwear
1 skirt


Upper Body
3-4 T-shirts
1 Fleece jacket or pullover
1 Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
1 Waterproof jacket
1 sweater
1 Down Jacket rated to minus 10-15 degrees


Hands
1 pair Lightweight gloves wool or fleeced

 

Feet

3 pair Thin inner socks
2 pair Thick, warm wool hiking socks
1 pair Hiking shoes with spare laces
1 pair Running shoes or sandals for evening

 

Accessories

Down Sleeping bag rated to zero DC
Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
Prescription drugs if you may be taking daily
Daypack bag (30-40L)
Trekking Poles/ sticks
Refillable water bottle - Min 1 Litre
Personal Hygiene
Light weight towel
Tissue /toilet roll
Anti bacterial hands wash
Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
Deodorants
Nail clippers
Face and body moisturizer
Sunscreen and lip balm
Small mirror
Wet wipe
Poncho ( it is rainy season ) 


Extras
Reading/writing material
Camera & Binoculars
Protein bars, chocolate, dried fruits, candies and snack foods.

The Best Time to Do the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

The best seasons for trekking in the Annapurna region are spring (February to late April) and autumn (late September to late November). Winter trekking is also possible for Ghorepani, Poonhill, Ghandruk, Annapurna Base Camp, and Kali Gandki.  Christmas and New Year time is perfect for Annapurna Trek with your family, friends and loved ones.  

The Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is a Tea Houses/Lodge Trek

Accommodation is included in the cost of your package. Annapurna Foothills Treks takes great care to arrange the most comfortable accommodation possible throughout your stay.

In Kathmandu, our clients enjoy two nights in Hotel Holy Himalaya before and after heading into the remote regions.

During the trek, the nights will be spent in clean and comfortable tea houses with plenty of character and good food. The simple rooms usually have two narrow beds. The family run lodges are a great place to get to know the Nepalese people. In Nepalese culture, a guest is equal to god, and surely this has become even more of a reality since the tourism industry has improved their meager opportunities to earn. You will be made very welcome!

Spending Money per Day

On the trek, your meals are included, but you may wish to purchase extras which are not included in your package, such as chocolate bars, Coca Cola or a beer.  US$10 - 15 a day should be enough, but keep in mind the cost of all items increases proportionately with the distance from the trail head.

Drinking Water on the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

While trekking, it is important to keep hydrated; you should drink at least 3 liters of water each day. In the Annapurna Region there are Euro-guard filters, so all you need is your own water bottle and you can refill it easily.

Fitness/Health for the  Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

If you have a reasonable level of fitness, this trek should be more than manageable. The altitude becomes more noticeable the higher we go, so we walk at a slow pace and take plenty of breaks to rest and acclimatize.

Safety on the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

When travelling in remote mountain regions, uncertainties such as weather, health problems and natural disasters require a certain amount of flexibility.  While our goal is to follow the itinerary, that is not our first priority; your safety is always our first priority.  Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions request your cooperation to accept the decisions and advice of our trusted and experienced guides if they deem it necessary to change or cancel any part of the itinerary due to safety concerns.

Travel Insurance For the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Annapurna Foothills Treks strongly recommends you have sufficient insurance coverage to go into this remote area. You need specialized travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, injury, lost baggage, liability and medical treatment. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. can organize the appropriate medical response based on your policy.

Trip Facts

Destination : Nepal

Duration : 7 Days

Price : US $595 p/p

Trip Grade : Challenging

Max. Altitude:4130 m

Min. Altitude:900m

Trip Starting / Ending:Pokhara

Activities:Trekking

Min Group Size:2 Trekkers

Max Group Size:12 Trekkers

Private Vehicle:Pokhara - Kande and Siwai - Pokhara

Best Season:March- May and September- December

Permits:Annapurna Conservation Fee, TIMS Card

Accommodation in Tea house:6 Nights

Meals:6 Breakfast, 6 Lunch , 6 Dinner

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