Key Information

  • DestinationNepal
  • mountainTrip GradeModerate
  • hiking-personTrip StyleTrekking
  • bedAccommodationHotel
  • groupGroup Size02 -16
  • Max Altitude4,130 M.
  • Single Supplement190 USD

About Annapurna Base Camp short Trek

Annapurna Base Camp  short trek is not only regarded as one of the most popular trekking packages in Nepal but also as one of the top trekking destinations in the world. The mighty mountain peaks that lie to the west of Annapurna are knitted like beads in a circular garland, with glacier lying at the center. The warmth of local communities, spectacular 360-degree view of Himchuli and Annapurna, exotic flora-fauna and the rich culture are some of the assets of the trek. This route can be explored all year round, however, the trail is beyond beautiful during the spring season. 

Annapurna Base Camp Short trek is an amazing trek to the lap of Annapurna ranges that you can ascend in a number of 5 days. This short trek to ABC allows you to explore the grandeur of the Annapurna ranges in the least days.

Annapurna Base Camp trek takes you to the heart of the Annapurna region where you get to enjoy the up-close views of the Annapurna ranges, Mt. Fishtail, Nilgiri Himal, Gangapurna region, and other towering peaks. Along with mountain views, you will walk through many typical villages of different ethnic groups. Plus, you can explore the lush vegetation, flora, and fauna of the region.

This is a moderately difficult trek where you have to walk diverse terrains across the lush forests and splendid waterfalls. On the route, you climb up/down millions of stairs, walk across the plains, or either climb uphill or downhill. And the maximum altitude you will ascend is 4130 meters so, you must be careful about maintaining your health. You may get altitude sickness if you do not maintain body hydration.

Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Walk to the foot of the massive Annapurna ranges at the height of 4130 meters

  • Explore two base camps in a single trip ie. Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700 meters) and Annapurna Base Camp (4130 meters)

  • Explore the exotic villages of Chhomrong, Kimrung, Sinuwa

  • Catch the spectacular views of the Annapurna ranges, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri, Hiunchuli, GangaPurna, and many other peaks

  • Get to know about the typical lifestyles of the Gurung people en route to the Base Camp

  • Dive into the hot water spring in Jhinu Danda

  • Walk past the cascading Modi Khola and different waterfalls

  • Explore diverse flora and fauna in the lush forests of rhododendrons and oaks

  • Hear the sweet melodies of different birds and walk on the path led by millions of butterflies

Best Time for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Autumn (September- November) and Spring (March- May) mark the peak season for trekking in the Annapurna region. Best time to Annapurna Base Camp trek in these seasons offers you the best of the memories and the pleasurable time. These seasons offer the most moderate temperatures along with stable weather conditions.

So, you can do carefree trekking during these seasons without worrying about the rain, snow, or slippery trails. Plus, the humidity is low in these seasons which means you will catch the sharpest and most serene views of the surrounding landscapes and the mountainscapes.

Whereas if you plan to trek in winter you may feel colder in the high altitude and the snowy trail may turn out to be slippery and difficult for you. If you trek during the monsoon season then you may find the trails slippery with rain and mud. And, sometimes the dense fog may obstruct the visibility and you may get drenched in the rain. These are among the difficult months to trek on the trails of the Annapurna Base Camp. But if you Annapurna base Camp trek pack List well, walk properly, and come physically and mentally prepared then walking to the ABC is no problem.

A difficulty for Annapurna Base Camp Trek 

Annapurna Base Camp trek difficulty is easily achievable to any trekkers who are physically fit and have packed properly for the trek. The trek takes you through the lush forests of rhododendrons and oaks alongside the rugged pathways. So, those who have not trekked in such remote areas may find the trail difficult. But if make good use of your trekking poles and walk slowly you can beat the trail difficulty.

If you are habituated to city life and are used to technologies, then you may find it difficult to adjust to the typical teahouses on the trek route. Because you will only get the basic facilities and you have to compromise on your sophisticated living.

Also, since you will ascend to the largest height at 4130 meters, some may feel symptoms of altitude sickness on ascending further. But, with a little consideration of its preventive measures, you will have easy ascend with lesser risks.

If you are trekking in the monsoon you may face leech bites and slippery trails. Or, your winter trekking may see the snowy and slippery trails and colder surroundings. But if you trek slowly, and cautiously with proper gear, then the difficulty of the Annapurna Base Camp is easily overcome.

As you can manage your holiday longer you can make your holiday long including Poonhill which is the best viewpoint for sunrise. Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Poonhill



Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1:Drive to jhinu Danda bridge, trek to Upper sinuwa (2300m): 3-4hours’ drive and 5 hours trek.
  • Day 2:Trek to Deurali (3230m): 5 - 6 hours
  • Day 3:Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m): 5- 6 hours.
  • Day 4:Trek to Bamboo: 7 – 8 hours
  • Day 5:Trek down to Jhinu Danda (1500m) and drive back to Pokhara
Detail Itinerary

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Both ways Transports Pokhara to Samrung (Trekking start) and Samrung to Pokhara (trek end)
  • Trekking lodge / Teahouse accommodations: 4 Nights during the trek (generally Twin sharing Room).
  • All standard meals (5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunch, and 4 Dinners) during the trek.
  • Government Licensed Holder trekking guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance.
  • Porter during the Trekking (1 Potter for 2 trekkers/limit weight 20 kg ) with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance.
  • Supporter guide group size above 8+ people.
  • All necessary paperwork and entry permits (ACAP), Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) including local Tax, Government tax & official expenses.
  • Sleeping bag, Duffel bag, and down Jacket (if you do not have your own, to be returned after trip completion).
  • An arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid for by your Travel insurance company.
  • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag.
  • Farewell Dinner & Trekking Achievement Certificate.

Cost Excludes:

  • International airfare.
  • Nepal visa fee (You can apply Online or you can easily issue the visa on arrival at International Airport Kathmandu) 15 days: USD 30, 30 Days USD 50 & 90 Days: USD 125.
  • All accommodations, meals, & transport to Kathmandu and Pokhara, before and after the journey.
  • Extra night accommodation and meals if early departure from the mountain.
  • Travel and rescue insurance (necessary).
  • While you are in the trekking period: Boiled /bottled water, hot tea/coffee, cold drinks, desserts, hot shower, alcohol, battery charging & wifi .
  • Additional Costs or delays caused due to Circumstances beyond our control Example: bad weather conditions, landslides, illness of government policies, strikes.
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the included section.
  • Tips for the guide & porter.

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