• Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Overview

Trip Facts

  •    Country: Nepal
  •    Trip grade: Moderate
  •    Destination: Annapurna
  •    Activities: Hiking and Trekking
  •    Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara/ Lodges on the trek
  •    Meals: BB in Kathmandu and Pokhara, Full board on trek.
  •    Maximum altitude: 4130m
  •    Group size: 1 to 20 pax.
  •    Best Season: Sept to Nov, Mar to May

Trip Higlights

Two Base Camp in 1 short trek (Fishtail Base camp(MBC) and Annapurna Base Camp(ABC)

Sunrise stunning view from Annapurna base camp with Annapurna 1(8091m)

Natural Hot spring (Jhinu Hot Spring)

Trip Information

Ø  Launch on the second beautiful trek of the Nepal Himalayas.

Ø  Hiking along the glacier river and challenge your ability the trek.

Ø  Examine your immunity with cold and perquisite astonishing vistas of glacier waterfalls.

Ø  Travel over the Chhomrong and Dhampus before exploring ABC and catch a glance at Gurung Culture.

Ø  Expand your physical demarkation and launch the lifetime Himalayan experiences. 

Ø  Region of the wildlife of blue sheep, Langur (black-faced monkeys), Snow Leopard, and other 100s of mammals and birds.

A short trek to Annapurna Base Camp is a great opportunity to feel yourself in the center of this mysterious country, to be face to face with the ancient Himalayas, to touch the mysterious temples of Nepal, to breathe in the aroma of blooming rhododendrons.


Short Annapurna Base Camp Trekking(ABC) is a route of moderate difficulty for those who love exotics and mountains but are not ready to strain too much for this. Despite the harsh fame of Annapurna, our tourists will not even have time to get tired - after all, we will go "short dashes".

Almost on every segment of the path, we will pass a new climatic zone (there are as many as six of them), and each time we will be able to experience the amazing variety of the nature of Nepal: noisy jungle, fast ice rivers, and waterfalls, hot springs and, finally, breathtaking panoramas of the snow-capped Himalayan mountains.

Short Annapurna Base camp trek itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu(1350m/4429ft} and transfer to Hotel(20 minutes driving)
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and transfer to hotel.
Day 03: Drive from Pokhara to Phedi and trekking to Tolka(1790m)30 minutes drive and 5 to 6 hours trekking. 
Day 04: Trek from Tolka to Sinuwa{2340m}[7 to 8 hours trekking]
Day 05: Trek from Sinuwa to deurali{3230m}[7 hours trekking]
day 06: Trek from Deurali to Machharepuchhare Base Camp(3700m) to Annapurna base camp(4130m){4  to 5 hours trek)
Day 07: Trek from ABC to Bamboo(2170m){7 hours trek)
Day 08: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinudanda{5-6 hours trek}
Day 09: Trek from Jhinu to Naya pul and drive to Pokhara.{5 hours trek and one hour 30 minutes driving}
Day 10: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu(7 hours driving)
Day11: Shopping and departure your trip. {20 minutes drive}

Best time for short Annapurna Base Camp trekking

The best time to travel to the mountains of Nepal is April-May and October-November. Why? The explanation is very simple, The trick is that Nepal is located very close to the tropics, and in the tropics, the seasons are determined not by the air temperature, but by precipitation (monsoons) - the dry season and the rainy season.

And if you go to the mountains, then you understand that prolonged rains in the mountains are a problem. So, in Nepal, the main monsoon takes place in the summer, from June to August. Therefore, you can potentially go trekking to the Annapurna base camp from September to May.

But in winter, in the middle of this "dry" period, it is quite cold, and therefore the "warm edges" of the dry season - spring and autumn - remain the most comfortable for travel.

According to our past experiences of trekkers realized for sure that you had to go in the fall. Yes, someone in pursuit of flowering plants travels in the spring, but still, judging by the photographs, nature is a little gray in spring, withered after winter. In autumn, there is solid greenery, albeit without flowers.

Now, after passing the trekking to Annapurna, we can sure that you do not regret that you choose exactly in the fall. It was dry, a lot of sun and greenery. The only thing was that we were at the very peak of the season (late October - early November), and there were a lot of people.

From conversations, realized that you can go in the second half of November and even in the first half of December -especially on treks that do not rise above 5000 meters. There will be half the number of people on the trail, and the air is slightly colder.

Annapurna base camp trek weather in winter season:


January in Nepal is characterized by stable and clear weather. On this track, almost all days are spent in the rainforest belt. During the day, a comfortable temperature of + 14 to 18C is kept. It is cool at night and in the morning, at an altitude of 3000m frost, from 3500m already a specific frost (up to -10 to -12 degree C). But in lodges, it is much warmer, and a sleeping bag for -10 comfort should be enough.

Accommodation on the trek to Annapurna Base Camp:


In the capital, we will live in a hotel categorized as 3 stars in Nepal, which is located in the tourist area of ?? Thamel. It is equipped with good rooms are clean and comfortable, there is the internet and inside toilet with a hot shower.

During trekking, we will spend the night in lodges. This is a cross between a hotel and a mountain shelter. The lodges have shared toilets and dining rooms. We will be accommodated in 2-3-bed rooms. The shower needs to pay the extra charge. Accommodation in lodges is included in the price of the program.

Meals on the hike to Annapurna base camp:


During the trekking, We will have breakfast and dinner in the lodges. It offers a wide variety of varied dishes, often adapted to the tastes of tourists. There are meat and vegetarian options for the menu, the food is delicious and satisfying. For food, depending on appetite and personal preferences the cost is different and with elevation gain, trice gradually increases.

In Nepal, For locals can drink water because they have used to but it is strictly forbidden to drink water from the tap or from the springs for tourists. This can cause serious health problems. So get ready to buy bottled (Drink Save Water). You need a lot at altitude, so you will need to drink and fluid on your own.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu valley arrival and transfer to Respective hotel:
Welcome to the country of Lord Buddha and Mt. Everest (the world's highest mountain in the world). Please after claim your luggage and visa process you can proceed to the arrival gate.

In front of your gate, one of our Mission Himalaya Treks And Expeditions Representative will welcome you with your name print on the paper. if you search just in front of the gate you can easily find him. then he will transfer you to your respective hotel in Thamel. Thamel is the Main tourist hum in Kathmandu.

Afternoon you have leisure time. in the evening our office representative will come to introduce you to your guide and check your trekking stuff. if the stuff not enough he will help you to buy a new one or you can rent for the trekking.

Then he will bring you to welcome Nepali cuisine in a typical Nepal restaurant in Thamel with traditional dance and music Live show. It's free for you. Overnight in Kathmandu Hotel.


Accommodation: 3-star category Hotel/ Meals included: Welcome Dinner/ Transportation: Private vehicle/ Activities: Pick up.


Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara(823m) {7 to 8 hours driving}
Your second day in Nepal. the morning after breakfast we will go to the tourist bus stop in Sorakhutte Thamel. then you will be seated on the right side of the bus for the best view. Then we will drive to Pokhara. on the way, we can see Langtang and Ganesh Himal after half-hour driving near Nagdhunga.

We continue driving can see the Trisuli river. In this river, one-day and two-day rafting are very popular. You can see the mountain lifestyle and houses. It's totally different from the city. After 3 stops for a Toilet break, Breakfast and Lunch we will reach Pokhara around 2 pm at Tourist Bus Stop. From there we drive by private car to Pokhara Hotel. Then you have leisure time. Evening you can explore around Phewa lake and can enjoy a sunset view of Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri mountain range. 


Accommodation: 3-star category Hotel/ Meals included: Welcome Dinner/ Transportation: Private vehicle/ Activities: Pick up.


Day 03: Drive from Pokhara to Phedi and Trek from Phedi to Tolka{30 minutes driving and 5 hours trekking}
Today is our first day of trekking in Nepal. after breakfast in lakeside Pokhara, we will drive to Phedi. Phedi is the trekking starting or ending point of Mardi Himal Annapurna base camp and Ghorepani Poonhill trek.

We start after 3o minutes drive to Phedi then trek totally uphill stony steps to Dhampus. This is a Gurung beautiful village. Gurung is the brave cast for fighting so they are selected for Military and Soldiers.

Their house and village typical. after Dhampus we will trek a little steeply and gradually flat to Potana and we will check our trekking permits here. then we will be heading upward slightly until  Pitam Deurali then we will trek downhill to Tolka. Overnight in Tolka. 


Accommodation: Tea house or Lodge/ Meals included: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner/ Transportation: Private vehicle/ Activities: Trekking.


Day 04: Trek from Tolka to Sinuwa(2340m){7 hours trekking}
Today another long day of trekking in comparison to this trek on other days. After breakfast and sunrise view from Tolka, we will be heading trek towards Landruk a large settlement of Gurung village again with the majestic mountain view of Annapurna South Himchili and Fishtail. from Tolka to Landruk the trail is flat.

then we will trek towards the new bridge. on the way, we can enjoy terrace farmland of rice and millet today till Sinuwa. from Landruk to New bridge the trails flat and slightly uphill and downhill mixed. we can enjoy a big waterfall on the way. Then we will cross a suspension bridge too. after New bridge, we trek a little uphill and flat and cross the longest bridge in this trek Near Jhinudanda.

This bridge longer and deepest from River so some tourists will scary. from This bridge, we will trek uphill until Chhomrong. then we will take lunch. after lunch, we check our permit again in Chhomrong ACAP post then trek downhill to Chhomrong river and trek uphill till Sinuwa. today 2 uphill from Jhinu to Chhomrong and Chhomrong Khola to Sinuwa is slightly difficult. Overnight at Sinuwa.


Accommodation: Tea house or Lodge/ Meals included: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner/ Transportation: None/ Activities: Trekking.


Day 05: Trek from Sinuwa to Deurali(3230m){6 to 7 hours trekking}
Today after breakfast in the shadow of Himchuli and in front of Fishtail we will trek towards Bamboo in the beginning. Trek from Sinuwa to Bamboo is very beautiful with rhododendron and looks like a valley or gorge with forest and bamboo trees. After Bamboo, we will be heading to Dovan meaning a two-stream meeting point.

The way is gradually uphill and flat. from Dovan we will trek towards Himalaya around 2 hours and in the middle a famous temple called Barahi Annapurna you can see. after 4-5 hours trekking till Himalaya, we will Lunch there. then we continue to trek towards Deurali for around 2 hours and finish trek today. from the Himalayas to Deurali we can see a cave of stone.

Before no teahouse trekking, tourist and local people can stay here. Remember that today you are not allowed to bring any meat like chicken, pork, buffalo, cow or beef. Because of its holy place. from Sinuwa to ABC please respect these rules. Overnight at Deurali. 


Accommodation: Tea house or Lodge/ Meals included: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner/ Transportation: None/ Activities: Trekking.


Day 06: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp(4130m){4 to 5 hours trek}
Today you are in high altitude trekking. Trekking at high altitudes not that easy like the city. Because of Less oxygen and high pressure, There may be the possibility of AMS(Acute Mountain Sickness) so please walk slowly with enough rest and drink lots of water. after breakfast, we will trek on the bank of the Modi River. This river starts from Annapurna Glacier.

After 2 to 3 hours of difficult trekking, we will reach MBC. Machhapuchhre Base Camp at 3700m altitude and can see a majestic mountain or Annapurna 3, Annapurna south and Barashikhar with Fishtail. Then after lunch or tea break, we will trek towards ABC.

AS comp[ared trekking from Deurali to MBC it is easy. after 2hour more trek, we will reach Abc our final destination of trekking. in the evening you can see the sunset view of Annapurna 1 and the other Himalayas. Overnight at ABC.


Accommodation: Tea house or Lodge/ Meals included: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner/ Transportation: None/ Activities: Trekking.


Day 07: Trek from ABC to Bamboo. (2170m){7 hours trekking}
Today morning is the best to view in our whole trekking day as a comparison. after sunrise view from Annapurna base camp with 360-degree mountains views with Annapurna South, Barashikhar, Annapurna Fang, Annapurna 1, Singh Chuli, Tent peak, Annapurna 3, Gangapurna, Glacier Dome, Gandharva Chuli and Hinchuli looks like golden then we take breakfast.

After breakfast, we will be trekking towards Machhapuchhare Base Camp, Deurali, Himalaya, Dovan, and bamboo finally. in the middle of trekking where you take lunch when hungry. overnight at Bamboo. 


Accommodation: Tea house or Lodge/ Meals included: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner/ Transportation: None/ Activities: Trekking.


Day 08: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinudanda(1740m){5 hours trekking}
Today another important day of trekking. After breakfast at Bamboo, we will trek towards Sinuwa slightly uphill and gradually flat trail with lots of forest and shadow trail. after Sinuwa, we will trek downwards to Chhomrong Khola with stony steps. then we cross a suspension bridge.

Then uphill to beautiful village Chhomrong with Gurung Caste. After Chhomrong we will trek downwards to Jhinudanda. After check-in Lodge and lunch you have leisure time for a while. at around 5 pm we will trek downwards to Jhinu Hot spring at the bank of Modi river and we will take a 1-hour hot natural shower here. people believe that if you shower here your skin disease will disappear. then we will trek uphill to Jhinudanda and overnight here.


Accommodation: Tea house or Lodge/ Meals included: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner/ Transportation: None/ Activities: Trekking.


Day 09: Trek from Jhinudanda to Nayapul(1070m) and drive from Nayapul to Pokhara(823m)
Today our final day of trekking. If you like more leisure time in Pokhara you can take a private jeep from Mutkhu to Pokhara in add-in cost.  If you like more trekking we will take breakfast and cross the same high suspension bridge and follow Modi riverside till Nayapul with lots of suspension bridge, Jungles, farmland, House of cityside, Waterfalls.

we will check out our permits in Birethanti and trek half hour to Nayapul. the total duration of trekking will be 5 hours and driving 1 and a half hour to Pokhara. at the evening you can invite your guide and porter for farewell dinner on the occasion of happy Annapurna base camp trekking. overnight at Pokhara.


Accommodation: 3-star category hotel/ Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch/ Transportation: private vehicle/ Activities: Trekking.


Day 10: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu(1350m){7 hours driving}
Today after breakfast in the lakeside hotel we will drive to the tourist bus station in Pokhara and take a tourist bus to drive back to Kathmandu. Similarly, if you seated left side of the bus you are able to countryside people, lots of farmland, rivers, waterfall, cablecar, rafting, and mountains on the journey.

After driving back to Kathmandu's tourist bus park we will drip you to the hotel. in the evening you can be shopping and you can share your experience with us of trekking on ABC. It's maybe feedback for us to make another trekking more best. then we will provide you a certificate of your completed trek. overnight at Kathmandu.


Accommodation: 3-star category hotel/ Meals included: Breakfast/ Transportation: private vehicle and tourist bus/ Activities: None.


Day 11: Shopping and departure your trip.
Today after breakfast you can go for the final hour shopping for your family friends and relatives. after this, you have leisure time. we will drop you at the airport 3 hours before your departure to your sweet home. we will wish you all the best and a safe flight back to your own home. and expect to see you and your friends again and again for Nepal outdoor activities and Bhutan and Tibet tours. Keep in touch.


Accommodation: No/ Meals included: Breakfast/ Transportation: private vehicle / Activities: None.


 

Cost Details

What is included?

  • Tribhuvan International Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
  • 2 nights twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu at 3-star category Hotel with breakfast.
  • 2 nights twin sharing accommodation in Pokhara at a 3-star category hotel with breakfast.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Trekking permits and TIMS (Trekkers Information Management system) Information permits
  • Air-conditioned deluxe bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara and return from Pokhara to Kathmandu (Flight or Car an option with extra add-on charge)
  • Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast during the trek (you can choose your food  by yourself  from the menu provided by lodges)
  • Accommodation on a trek (Best Lodge/Tea House)
  • Seasonal fresh fruits after complete your dinner.
  • Government licensed and experienced English-speaking guide with his salary food accommodation and insurance.
  • Porter for trekking with his salary, food, accommodation, and insurance.
  • Welcome dinner or farewell dinner at one of the typical best Nepalese restaurant with traditional dance and music show freely.
  • All required local tax and Government  tax
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags have to be returned after trek completion.
  • Trekking route map (As a gift)
  • Trek certificate (after complete your trek)

 

What is not included?

  • Nepal visa fees ($25 for 15 days, $40 for 30 days, and $ 100 for 90 days ) and International Airfare.
  • Travel, emergency rescue, and insurance cost.
  • Sightseeing entrance fees in Kathmandu and Pokhara 
  • Food other than mentioned above, telephone bills, laundry charges, and shower fees during trekking.
  • WiFi or internet cost and battery charging bill during the trek.
  • Extra porter and activities rather than an itinerary.
  • Lunch & dinner costs during Kathmandu and Pokhara stay.
  • Other costs caused by a natural disaster, flight delay, early arrival from the trek, etc.
  • Tips or gifts for the guides and porters.
  • Other costs not mentioned in the cost includes' section.

Useful info

Trek Gear:

A lot of snow falls on in winter in the Himalayas. depends on the season  In Kathmandu +5 to 34C, and in the base Annapurna, the temperature can drop to to-15C at night. Although we will not spend much time upstairs like Annapurna Base Camp And Machhapuchhre Base Camp, the choice of equipment and things must be taken seriously.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek route is laid through the jungle, but at the same time, we will climb to a height of 4000. And these are glaciers, strong winds, and "cold" overnight stays. Therefore, the equipment should be multifunctional so that you can feel comfortable in such a variety of conditions and with sudden temperature changes.
Footwear:
Trekking boots with grooved sole and ankle support. Sneakers won't work. (please use before the come trek)
Replaceable footwear for the bivouac or sandals.
ice crampons (in case you travel in January February and March-inter)

clothing
Socks Trekking - 2 t0 3 thin runnings + 1 woolen warm.
T-shirts/trekking shirts (2 pieces).
Thermal underwear - always top and bottom.
Fleece with a density of 200 or 300.
Two pairs of gloves:  fleece and warm with wind block.
Down jacket.
Membrane windproof jacket.
Pants made of dense fabric that protects from the wind, or membrane.
fleece suit.
If you are thermophilic, take extra fleece pants. 
other types of equipment:
if you professionally choose the gear 5o ltr enough for porter backpack.
Down Jacket and Sleeping bag (comfort -5 to- 10if you do not have we provide. please return after trek complete)
Trekking poles. (both downhill and uphill trek and easy in snow)We advise everyone to take them to Nepal, without exception.
Personal belongings:
Head torch for sunrise and toilet in teahouses.
Sunglasses (protection for sun and snow reflection)
Hygienic lip care. (SPF50)
Individual first aid kit with water purification tablet and Diamox.
Documents, insurance, and their copies with you and online.
Moisturizing cream. and Sun cream(SPF50+)
Hygiene kit.
Toilet paper.
Toiletries and shampoo(3 in 1 shower gel, soap, and conditioner)
Trekking permits map your passport.
Microfiber towel.
Hot water Thermos (1 l). and another water bottle for cold water
Sealed package for documents and equipment.
Mobile, chargers, power bank.Cash Money(please exchange local currency in Kathmandu)
Swimming suits for Hot spring shower.
Warm, hat, and, cap with gaiters.
Waterproof jacket and trousers.
a light towel for a shower in a teahouse during the trek and a small towel for sweating during the trek.
Toiletpaper, mask and handSanitizer.
some snacks and an energy bar during the trek.
some reading material and playing card for teahouses
Camera for the memory of photo for friends family.
Note: Don't take unnecessary things. Although in Nepal we provide a porter to carry the load for you, the porter only takes a certain weight around 25 kgs for 2 person sharing. If light backpacks, Porter obtained employ 2 or 3 people and significantly with economy be decrease. Collect everything from this list carefully. If you have doubts about your equipment, contact Our Expert about this. Be sure to take out travel insurance, Passport copy and photo with confirm Ticket and send a scan or photo to the expert before the trip.
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Customer Reviews


The View from Annapurna base camp Trek was awesome.

Nevaeh S. | America

Rating: 5

During our arrival in Kathmandu Missionhimalaya treks representative, Suman picks me up to the hotel. Then at Evening Birendra give me a full description of the trek and he introduced guide Santa For me. after Kathmandu whole trekking organized by Santa. He is so polite well recognize the way. Information and culture about mountain and mountain people. He shows us his highly professional level in trekking field. Thank you for giving us a great experience. We will come back again. The View from Annapurna base camp was awesome.


1 week Annapurna with an excellent trekking company.

Meghan L. | United Kingdom.

Rating: 5

Great trekking experience of 1 week Annapurna with an excellent trekking company. Mission Himalaya Treks Guide Chandra Gole was perfect. Many thanks for everything and all discussion before and after the trekking and hospitality provided. The arrangement of Jeep from Matkhu to Pokhara was so bad road. still pain haha. Hope to see you next year for Everest base Camp. 

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