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Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek

The is the Short edition of Annapurna Base Camp trek that is a perfect for those who want to achieve the Annapurna Base camp trek but are in the constraint of time

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    Trip Duration 11

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    Max, Altitude 4110 meters

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    Type Trekking

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    Best Season Sept - May

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    Meals Included

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    Accommodation Guest House

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    Activity Trek & Hike

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    Difficulty Moderate

Highlights

  • Trek provides breathtaking panoramic views of some of the world’s highest peaks, including Annapurna I (8,091 meters) and Machapuchare (6,993 meters), also known as the “Fishtail Mountain”.
  • The trek reach a finale in the Annapurna Sanctuary, a high glacial basin surrounded by towering peaks.
  • Along the trek, you will encounter the warm hospitality of local communities, experience their unique traditions, and savor authentic Nepali cuisine.
  • The trek offers a moderate level of difficulty, allowing trekkers of various fitness levels to participate. 
  • As you hike through rhododendron forests and alpine meadows, the serenity and grandeur of the Himalayan landscape will captivate you fully.
  • Reaching Annapurna Base Camp is a triumph in itself. Standing at 4,130 meters (13,550 feet), you’ll relish a profound sense of achievement, knowing that you’ve conquered a piece of the world’s most spectacular mountain range.

Overview

The Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek in Nepal is where the majestic Himalayan mountains greet you with open arms.

This Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek in Nepal is a short but unforgettable adventure. It offers a unique blend of amazing natural beauty, cultural understanding, and a profound sense of accomplishment. 

You will get to walk past the lush foothills of the Himalayas. There you will be greeted by towering peaks, the scenic waterfalls, and pleasing villages nestled among terraced fields.

What It Feels Like in the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek

Imagine you are on a trip to Annapurna Base Camp in Nepal. The feeling has no bounds. As exciting as it sounds, the actual journey feels unreal. Annapurna Base Camp is a beautiful place on earth which feels like a dreamy world. With big mountains and peaceful vibes, you will get the never-felt type of feeling which is bewildering.

As you start walking, you notice the huge mountains like Annapurna I and Machapuchare. The air is fresh, and you just feel connected to nature.

The path is amazing. First, you walk through dense forests with trees and then open spaces with pretty meadows. Every step feels like you are getting closer to nature’s heart.

Meeting local people is a big part of the journey. They are very welcoming. You can chat, have tea, and eat delicious food like lentil soup with rice. It’s heartwarming. It shall feel like a home-away-from-home. 

But the real magic happens when you reach Annapurna Base Camp. It is like being in a mountain theater with the biggest peaks around you. The sunrise and sunset are incredible- a must experience phenomenon! The mountains change colors from gold to pink. It’s like it’s dreamed-up

At night, the air is so fresh, and the sky is full of stars. You look up, and it’s like a beautiful painting.

This Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek is a challenge, but it also fills your heart. It reminds you how amazing nature is and how strong people can be. Every time you come back, it’s like seeing an old friend with new stories. It makes you humble, happy, and ready for more adventures in this amazing place.

Best Time for the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek:

The ideal time for The Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek in Nepal is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. That is when you will have the best weather – sunny days and just the right amount of warmth.

In the spring, you will be greeted by vibrant rhododendron flowers along the way. While autumn treats you with breathtaking views and that crisp, refreshing mountain air. It’s a win-win!

How Difficult Is the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek?

This Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek is a bit of a challenge, but don’t worry, you don’t need prior experience to do it. You do, however, need to be reasonably fit and ready to adapt to the altitude. That is very important.

Here’s the deal: Each day, you will be walking for about 5 to 6 hours. Sometimes, the path goes uphill, and sometimes, it goes downhill. It is like a gentle rollercoaster ride through some beautiful scenery. This will make you forget the hardship and make it all worthwhile, you will see!

So, to sum it up, if you’re up for a little adventure, enjoy a bit of exercise, and are ready to take in the breathtaking views, the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek in Nepal is totally doable.

Give it a shot, with us, Himalayan Trekking and you might just have the time of your life!

Conclusion:

The the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek in Nepal is an adventure of a lifetime, inviting you to explore the Himalayan wonders and immerse yourself in the rich culture of Nepal. With its moderate difficulty level, it’s an excellent choice for both novice and experienced trekkers.

Standing amidst the towering peaks at Annapurna Base Camp will not only be a personal triumph but also a profound connection with nature and the mountains.

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Detailed Itinerary

After landing at the Tribhuwan International Airport, you will be picked up by our representative who will drop you off at the hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.

With breakfast done, we prepare for an early morning flight to the beautiful city of Pokhara. Pokhara is a backpacker’s paradise. It’s a fantastic place to chill and relax. Once we reach Pokhara we go on an hour’s drive to Naya Pul. We begin our trek to Ghandruk from Naya pul. Ghandruk is a beautiful Gurung village with very hospitable people. If we have some spare time we might visit the Gurung museum as well.  Overnight in Ghandruk.

Note- If you take a plane instead of overland drive, the flight fare is extra

The trip from Ghandruk to Chhomrong is one of the best. The views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhre), and Ganggapurna make the trip so much beautiful. It is demanding with steep climbs but equally rewarding. On the first part of the trail we make our way up to Kimrungdanda. From there on we descend quick to Kimrong Khola. From there is a steep climb to Chere Danda. From there it’s a smooth and gentle walk to Chhomrong. Chhomrong rests below the Annapurna massive. The village is very pretty. Overnight in Chhomrong.

Today, we go to Bamboo! Yes, Bamboo. The first part of the trail begins with a descend 2500 steps made of stones onto a bridge over the Chhomrong Khola. The trail now changes to a steep climb to Sinuwa. From Sinuwa we make our way through the woods to Kuldihar. From Kuldihar it’s a gentle downhill walk to Bamboo. Overnight in Bamboo.

It isn’t surprising why the place is called Bamboo. You pass through a dense bamboo forest during the first part of the trail. The journey through the forest is damp, dark, and cold with a few gentle steep sections here and there. The forest soon clears as we reach Himalaya Hotel. The scene is pretty dramatic as the forest opens up, you are greeted by sunlight and down below you a great view of a glacial river. From there we take a steep climb to Hinku Cave. Prepare yourself now for one of the best stretches of the Day- the walk to Deurali; the trail goes dramatically close to the river and then goes further away with a steep climb straight up to Deurali. This area is really picturesque.  You get brilliant views of the valley with the river below, and rocky cliffs decorated with thin waterfalls above. Overnight in Deurali.

The day begins with a moderate climb over a river bed, the trail slowly turning steeper taking us up to the mountain side. Most part of the trek is moderate except for the part between Bagar to Machhapuchhre Base Camp, it can be a bit demanding. All that hard work pays off generously once you reach Machhapuchhre base camp. From Machhapuchhre base camp you can see the Machhapuchhre, Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna. The views are incredible and magical to say the least; and there’s more to come!
We now walk alongside the great Himalayan giants on our way to Annapurna Base Camp. We enter the Annapurna sanctuary where you can enjoy a sensational view of almost vertical south face of Annapurna. And then it is the base camp. ABC has the best views of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other snow-clad giants. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.

Our journey back starts from today. We follow our steps back to Bamboo from ABC. It is all downhill and easy. We can still enjoy extraordinary scenery and see some views we might have missed! Overnight in Bamboo.

The trail for toDay is pretty uneven; one moment you are going up, the other, yes, you guessed it right, you are going down, but the scenery will still uplift you! The way is up from Bamboo to Kuldighar. From Kuldigar the trail descends to Chhomrong Khola. And again, we climb up, this time through several stone steps to Chhomrong. And, yes, you know what is coming next, right? We are going down again. The trail descends to Jhinu Danda. And that’s enough of up and down for toDay! And, there’s a hot spring some fifteen to twenty minutes away from Jhinu Danda! So, enjoy a nice dip at the hot spring and relax for the rest of the evening. Overnight in Jhinu Danda.

Our journey for toDay ends at the beautiful city of Pokhara. You will spend a relaxing night at Pokhara. Pokhara is a great place to chill, relax, and celebrate! The Day starts with a trek to Naya Pul from Jhinu Danda. The trek will give you a great look of the mountainous/hilly landscape of Western Nepal. From Naya Pul we drive to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara

We will catch an afternoon flight to Kathmandu, where we can do some last-minute souvenir shopping and some celebration! You can also check out some other places in Kathmandu, we will be assisting you with that as well. A farewell dinner is arranged to celebrate your success. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Note- If you take a plane instead of overland drive, the flight fare is extra

This is it, your last Day in Nepal. It’s time to say goodbye, but we hope we’ll meet again! Our representative will escort you to the airport three hours before the scheduled flight.

Have any Questions? Check out FAQ'S

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

No, prior trekking experience is not required for the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek. The trek is suitable for individuals with a moderate level of fitness.

While not mandatory, hiring a guide and porter is highly recommended for a smoother and more enjoyable trekking experience.

We recommend packing warm clothing, comfortable trekking gear, a good pair of hiking boots, a sleeping bag, and essential personal items. A detailed packing list will be provided upon booking.

Yes, trekkers need to obtain necessary permits, including the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and the TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card, which can be arranged with our assistance.

Accommodation varies from basic teahouses to more comfortable lodges along the route. We will arrange the best available options for your comfort.

 

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