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Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek

(2 Reviews)
  • Duration11 Days
  • Meals:10 Breakfast, 7 Lunch and 7 Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel Yambu or a similar
  • Best Season: Mar - May and Sep - Nov
  • Trip Grade:Moderate

Overview

Join us on an amazing adventure to Annapurna Base Camp. It’s famous for its stunning beauty and is a top choice for trekkers of all levels. You’ll stand at the base of Mount Annapurna, which is a colossal 26,545 feet (8,091 meters) tall, ranking as the 10th highest mountain in the world. Prepare to be wowed by the breathtaking landscapes that will leave you speechless. You’ll also enjoy incredible sunrise and sunset views from the Base Camp. Keep an eye out for Himalayan wildlife like snow leopards, red pandas, and various birds. If you visit in spring, you’ll see whole forests covered in colorful rhododendron flowers.

From the Annapurna Base Camp, you’ll have stunning views of other majestic mountains like Machapuchare (22,943 feet or 6,993 meters), Hiunchuli (21,132 feet or 6,441 meters), and Annapurna South (23,684 feet or 7,219 meters). This journey will create unforgettable memories. Don’t miss this chance to connect with the natural beauty of the Annapurna region on an adventure that’s not too tough and suitable for all.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu Airport, our friendly team will be there to welcome you and provide a comfortable transfer to your hotel. You’ll have an orientation about the upcoming adventure, including essential details about the trek and necessary preparations. Feel free to ask any questions you might have. Afterward, take some time to rest and acclimatize to the 1,300-meter altitude before the trek officially begins. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Accomodation: Hotel Yambu or a similar hotel
Max Altitude:1,400m (4,600ft)

Day 2 - Journey to Pokhara

After a breakfast, we’ll begin on a scenic drive to Pokhara by tourist bus. This picturesque lakeside city is known for its stunning views of the Annapurna and Machapuchare (Fishtail) mountains and its tranquil ambiance. Upon arrival, you’ll check into a cozy lodge and have some free time to explore the lakeside area, perhaps enjoying a boat ride on Phewa Lake. This day serves as a gentle introduction to the natural beauty of Nepal as you prepare for the trek ahead.

Accomodation: Hotel Hidden Kingdom or a similar hotel 
Max Altitude: 1,400m (4,600ft)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Trek to Ghandruk

Today we start our trekking adventure. After a scenic drive to Nayapul, we’ll start the trek to Ghandruk, a historical Gurung village perched on a hillside surrounded by terraced fields and breathtaking mountain vistas. Along the trail, you’ll get a taste of the local culture and traditions. After a day of hiking, you’ll arrive in Ghandruk and settle into a comfortable lodge for the night.

Accomodation:Lodge
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 - Trek to Chhomrong Village

Our journey continues as we trek to Chhomrong, a charming village with awe-inspiring views of the Annapurna and Hiunchuli mountains. As we make our way through lush forests and terraced fields, you’ll have ample opportunities to capture stunning photographs of the landscapes. After a day of trekking, you’ll relax and rejuvenate at a lodge in Chhomrong, immersing yourself in the serene atmosphere.

Accomodation:Lodge
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Chhomrong to Himalaya Hotel

Today’s trek leads us to Himalaya Hotel, gradually gaining altitude as we approach the Annapurna Sanctuary. The trail takes you through rhododendron forests and beside the roaring Modi Khola river. In the evening, you’ll enjoy a peaceful overnight stay at a cozy lodge, surrounded by the sounds of nature.

Accomodation:Lodge
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Annapurna Base Camp

The highlight of the trek! We’ll embark on the final stretch to Annapurna Base Camp, located at 4,130 meters above sea level. As you approach the base camp, the imposing peaks of Annapurna and Machapuchare will come into full view, creating a surreal and awe-inspiring scene. This day is filled with photo opportunities and a deep sense of accomplishment as you reach the base camp. An overnight stay at this high-altitude destination offers a unique experience of tranquility and connection with the Himalayas.

Accomodation:Lodge
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7: Descend to Bamboo/Dovan

After soaking in the beauty of Annapurna Base Camp and capturing the sunrise if you wish, we’ll begin our descent. We’ll trek back to Bamboo or Dovan, retracing our steps and enjoying a well-deserved rest at a lodge.

Accomodation:Lodge
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8: Trek to Jhinu

Our trek continues as we make our way to Jhinu, a village known for its natural hot springs. After a day of hiking through the lush forested trail, you’ll have the opportunity to relax in the rejuvenating hot springs, providing a perfect respite for tired muscles. You’ll spend the night at a comfortable lodge in Jhinu.

Accomodation:Lodge
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9: Return to Pokhara

Today, we’ll hike from Jhinu to Nayapul and then drive back to Pokhara. You’ll have the chance to unwind at a hotel in this lakeside city, reflecting on your remarkable journey through the Annapurna region. Whether it’s exploring the local markets, savoring delicious cuisine, or simply enjoying the serene lakeside views, Pokhara offers a delightful end to your trek.

Meals: Breakfast and  Lunch

Day 10: Return to Kathmandu

In the morning, we’ll take a scenic flight from Pokhara back to Kathmandu, offering a different perspective of the stunning Himalayan landscapes. Upon returning to the capital, you’ll have some free time to explore the city’s cultural landmarks, bustling markets, and vibrant atmosphere. In the evening, we’ll gather for a farewell dinner to celebrate the successful completion of your trekking adventure.

Accomodation: Hotel Yambu or a similar hotel
Meals:
Breakfast and Dinner

Day 11: Departure

As your unforgettable journey comes to a close, our team will provide a timely airport drop for your onward journey. This marks the end of an incredible trekking adventure that has allowed you to immerse yourself in the natural beauty, culture, and hospitality of the Annapurna region. The memories you’ve created during this journey will undoubtedly stay with you for a lifetime.

Meals: Breakfast

What's Include

  • All airport transfers by private transport
  • 2 nights in Kathmandu at Hotel Yambu or a similar establishment, including breakfast and taxes, in a twin-sharing or double room
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara tourist bus ride, including transfers.
  • 2 nights at Hotel Hidden Kingdom or a similar hotel in Pokhara, including breakfast and taxes, in a twin-sharing or double room
  • Private drive from Pokhara to Nayapul
  • 7 days of guided trekking in the Annapurna region
  • Accommodation in mountain lodges (basic tea house lodges) during the trek
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek
  • Private drive from Nayapul to Pokhara
  • Annapurna Conservation Permit Fee
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System card
  • English-speaking trekking guide with insurance, transport, accommodation, meals, and salary
  • and porter (ratio 2:1) with with insurance, transport, accommodation, meals, and salary
  • Pokhara-Kathmandu flight
  • All applicable government taxes
  • Tourism service taxes
  • VAT (Value Added Tax)
  • Duffel bag when needed
  • Annapurna Trail Map
  • Sleeping bag (must be returned after the trek)
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu

What's Exclude

  • International flights
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner)
  • Trekking gear
  • Snacks, drinks, and other expenses such as toiletries, electronic device charging, and hot showers during the trek
  • Guide/porter tips
  • Travel Insurance

Meals

In Kathmandu and Pokhara, your breakfasts are included. During your trekking adventure in the Annapurna region, you’ll be provided with three essential meals each day: a hearty breakfast to kickstart your mornings, a satisfying lunch to refuel along the trail, and a warm dinner to conclude your active day. These meals, served at the trekking lodges known as tea houses, offer a diverse menu that caters to both local and international tastes, ensuring you have the necessary energy and sustenance for your journey while providing an opportunity to connect with fellow trekkers in a cozy and communal atmosphere. Additionally, your trek will culminate with a memorable farewell dinner in Kathmandu, allowing you to celebrate the successful completion of your Annapurna Base Camp adventure and share your experiences with newfound friends.

Accommodation

Your accommodations during this Annapurna Base Camp Trek are designed for comfort and convenience. In Kathmandu, you’ll stay for 2 nights at Hotel Yambu or a similar establishment, where you’ll enjoy twin-sharing or double rooms along with breakfast and taxes included. In Pokhara, you’ll have 2 nights at Hotel Hidden Kingdom or a similar hotel, also offering twin-sharing or double rooms with breakfast and taxes included. The single supplement cost for this trip is $US 300. During the trek, you’ll experience the cozy charm of mountain lodges, known as standard tea house lodges, which provide a warm and communal atmosphere for your overnight stays.

Route Map of Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek

FAQs

What is the best time of the year to trek to Annapurna Base Camp?

The best time to trek to Annapurna Base Camp is in the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) when the weather is pleasant and the views are clear.

What is the level of difficulty of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is considered moderately difficult, suitable for trekkers with a moderate level of fitness and some prior trekking experience.

How long does it take to complete the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek typically takes around 7 to 12 days to complete, depending on the specific itinerary, your walking pace, and the starting point of your trek. Most trekkers opt for a 10-day trek, which allows for a gradual ascent, acclimatization, and a more enjoyable experience.

What kind of accommodation can I expect during the trek?

Accommodation during the trek primarily consists of teahouses and lodges, offering basic but comfortable rooms with shared facilities like bathrooms and dining areas.

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