Key Information

  • DestinationNepal
  • mountainTrip GradeModerate
  • hiking-personTrip StyleTrekking
  • carTransportationPrivate Vechiles & Tourist Bus
  • foodMealsBreakfast in cities & full board meals in trek
  • bedAccommodation2 star hotel in cities & tea house / Lodge on trek
  • groupGroup Size02 -16
  • Max Altitude4,130 M.
  • Single Supplement120 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 11 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 Annapurna region where you get to enjoy the up-close views of 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 million 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 of 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 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 in the path led by millions of butterflies

Best Time for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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

So, you can do carefree trekking during these seasons without worrying about the rain, or snow or the slippery trails. Plus, the humidity is low in these seasons which means you will catch the sharpest and 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. While 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 in the trails of the Annapurna Base Camp. But if you 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 has 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 on such remote area may feel 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 with the city life and are used to technologies, then you may feel difficult to adjust in the typical teahouses at 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 on its preventive measures, you will have easy ascends with lesser risks.

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

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Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1:Arrival to Kathmandu. (1,350m).
  • Day 2:Drive to Pokhara.
  • Day 3:Drive to Kimche, Via Ghandruk Village trek to Kimrong Danda (2,100m): 3-4 hours’ drive and 3-4 hours trek.
  • Day 4:Kimrong Danda to Sinuwa (2,320m).
  • Day 5:Sinuwa to Deurali (3,230m).
  • Day 6:Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3,700m).
  • Day 7:Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2,335m).
  • Day 8:Bamboo to New Bridge (1,400m).
  • Day 9:New Bridge to Siwai then drive to Pokhara: 2-3 hours trek, 3 hours' drive.
  • Day 10:Drive to Kathmandu.
  • Day 11:Final Departure.
Detail Itinerary

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Tourists class transportation to and from the airport and hotel.
  • Tourist bus Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu.
  • Both ways Local transports Pokhara-Kimche - Sewai - Pokhara.
  • 2 Nights standards Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • 2 Nights standards Hotel in Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Trekking lodge / Teahouse accommodations during the trek.
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) 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) 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 & 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 by your Travel insurance company.
  • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag.
  • Farewell Dinner & Trekking Achievement Certificate.

Cost Excludes:

  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu & Pokhara city.
  • Extra night accommodation and meals if early departure from the mountain.
  • Nepal visa fee (You can apply for Online or you can easily issue the visa on arrival at International Airport Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance (necessary).
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks & all desserts sweet things.
  • Hot shower and battery charging in trekking Mountains.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in including section.
  • Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (Tipping is voluntary).

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