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The Annapurna Base Camp short trek is a 6-day trek in Nepal that offers stunning views of the Annapurna mountain range. This trek begins and ends in Pokhara and takes you through the natural and cultural diversity of the Annapurna Sanctuary. The trek includes a visit to a Gurung tribe village, a lush green forest of rhododendrons, and breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains such as Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machapuchhre, Gangapurna, and Mardi Himal.
The best time to complete the Annapurna Base Camp trek is during the spring months of March to May or the autumn months of September to November. However, the trek is feasible year-round.
To complete this trek, you will need an Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit and a TIMS card, which are both mandatory trekking permits.
The itinerary and cost of the Annapurna Base Camp trek can be tailored to your priorities and the length of your trip, and the price will vary depending on the package you choose.
If you’re someone ready to get the Annapurna base camp in a comfortable way, we still have the Annapurna sanctuary Trek-14 days for you.
If you’re planning a trip to Annapurna base camp short Trek, Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re going to help you making your trip remarkable.
Experience the natural beauty of the Annapurna Sanctuary: The Annapurna Base Camp trek offers breathtaking views of the Annapurna range, including snow-capped mountains such as Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machapuchhre, Gangapurna, and Mardi Himal.
Immerse yourself in the culture and tradition of the Gurung tribe: Explore the farming villages and interact with the local communities to gain a deeper understanding of the Gurung tribe’s culture and tradition.
Enjoy the lush forests of Rhododendrons: The trek takes you through the green forests of lush rhododendrons, adding a splash of color to the already breathtaking views.
Trek year-round: This trek is feasible year-round, and the best seasons for the Annapurna Base Camp trek are from March to May (spring) and September to November (autumn).
Get permits for a hassle-free journey: To get to the Annapurna Base Camp, you need a trekking permit and TIMS card, which can be easily obtained to ensure a hassle-free trekking experience.
Day 01: Drive to Nayapul and then trek to Jhinu Danda, walk 5 to 6 hrs
Day 01 of the Annapurna Base Camp short trek starts with a drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, which is the starting point of the trek. The drive takes about 1-2 hours, depending on the traffic and road conditions.
After reaching Nayapul, you’ll start your trek to Jhinu Danda, which is the first stop of the day. The trek to Jhinu Danda takes about 5 to 6 hours and involves walking through lush forests, crossing suspension bridges, and passing by traditional villages.
Jhinu Danda is a scenic location, known for its hot springs and beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. You’ll spend the night at a guesthouse in Jhinu Danda, where you can relax, soak in the hot springs, and enjoy the serene environment.
Day 02: Trek to Bamboo, walk 5-6 hrs
On day 2 of the Annapurna Base Camp short trek, you will trek from Jhinu Danda to Bamboo, which is about a 5-6 hour walk. The trail passes through dense bamboo forests and terraced fields, giving you a glimpse of rural life in Nepal. You will also get to enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, including the Annapurna range. This day of the trek is a great opportunity to get some exercise and immerse yourself in the beauty of the natural landscape. Overnight stay at of the Teahouse of Bamboo
Day 03: Trek to Deurali, walk 5-6 hrs
On day 3 of the Annapurna Base Camp trek, you will be trekking from Bamboo to Deurali. The journey will take approximately 5-6 hours of walking. This section of the trek is known for its scenic views and diverse landscapes, ranging from forests to alpine meadows. As you make your way up the trail, you’ll be surrounded by towering peaks and lush greenery. The trail is relatively moderate and passes through small villages, making it an excellent opportunity to interact with the local communities and learn about their culture and way of life. After a long day of trekking, you’ll arrive at Deurali, where you’ll spend the night.
Day 04: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp via Machapuchhre Base Camp, walk 6-7 hrs
You will hit your goal today, the Annapurna Base Camp. It’s the most thrilling and challenging day of your journey.
After breakfast at the tea house, you will keep going your day with a gentle climb through the steep stone stairs. Your journey goes up through Bagar to the location of Avalanche.
When you continue to walk on, you will be very close to the spectacular view of the Himalayas. Your journey will then turn left to the Machapuchhre Base Camp, where you will appreciate your lunch
Upon lunch, you can move on to the Annapurna Base Camp. On your way to ABC, people’s village and trees vanish, and the road widens when you reach the Annapurna Sanctuary.
The breathtaking views of the frozen glaciers and moraines are stunning upon entering the Base Camp. Furthermore, the breathtaking 360-degree view of the massive Himalayan landscape is mesmerizing.
Celebrate the experience you are interacting with nature and don’t forget to click on some beautiful memory images to bring back with you. Overnight stay at ABC
Day 05: Trek to Sinuwa, walk 5-6 hrs
Today, enjoy the breathtaking view over the magnificent mountains from the golden sunrise. You travel back after having enjoyed some interesting moments at Annapurna Base Camp. You are going down towards the Sinuwa.
The paths bring you thru the scenic, breathtaking Modi George close to nature. You’ll spend the night in the lovely village of Sinuwa embracing the valley of the Modi River and snow-capped mountain views. Overnight at Sinuwa
Day 06: Trek back to Nayapul and Drive towards Pokhara, walk 3-4 hrs
This is the last day of your Annapurna Base Camp trek-6 days. You’ll commence your trek from the village of Sinuwa to the scenery and finish at Nayapul below the Jhinu Danda.
Your path leads the beautiful forest of the Rhododendron. And the lovely typical villages before you enter Nayapul.
Upon entering the Nayapul you will have lunch and take a decent and pleasant drive back to Pokhara. Our 6 days Scenic trek to ABC finishes here!!!!!! Overnight at Pokhara
How much will I be spending on the trail per day?
If you have booked a package with us you won’t be spending much as accommodation and 3 meals are already included in your trip price. You may have to personally pay for items like beverages and drinks, extra snacks, hot showers, electronic device charging, wifi, etc. USD 25 to 30 per day will be enough.
What happens if someone from our group gets sick while trekking in the mountains?
Please do note that if you are traveling in a group, a member falling sick won’t disrupt your trip. While the sick person will be taken care of, the rest of the group will be able to continue with the trip.
If someone becomes ill on the trail your trekking guide will take the sick person’s condition on the account and decide he or she shall continue with the trek or return to a lower elevation and wait for the rest of the group. If his or her condition is serious then the person will be flown by air ambulance to Kathmandu or Pokhara for expert medical attention. An assistant will take care of the sick person, while the rest of the group shall proceed onwards and complete the trip as per the itinerary.
What if I want to do something beyond the itinerary?
If you want to add extra activities and sites to your itinerary it can be done. Our Travel Consultant will help you customize your trip. Just let us know which places you want to visit and what you want to do and we will add these in your itinerary.
What kind of overland transportation facilities do you provide during the trip/tour?
We usually provide private comfortable vehicles to individual tourists. For groups we provide comfortable luxury buses for pick up and drop-offs.
How many tips should I give to the guide, porter, and driver?
Although tipping isn’t compulsory, it’s a sweet way to show gratitude to the people who helped you enhance your travel experiences. It all relies on how happy and satisfied you are about their services. There’s no fixed amount, but many of our customers offer as tips from a minimum of USD 50 to a maximum of USD 100.
On average how long will we be walking each day?
Each day you can expect 5 to 7 hours of walking, covering around 10 to 14 km. However when you reach 3500m, you will be walking around 5 to 7 hours but the distance covered will be less as you will be walking slowly at higher altitudes. We want you to know that all our itineraries are flexible and can be altered by the weather, geographical, and physical condition of the individual participants.
What permits and fees are needed for Annapurna Treks?
The permits needed are – Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entry fee and TIMS(Trekkers’ Information Management System fee).
How are the teahouses in the Annapurna Region?
The quality of teahouses in the Annapurna Region is pretty good and most of them offer facilities like western toilets, hot showers (may charge cost) and a wide range of items on their menu. The rooms are usually furnished with two separate beds with mattresses, pillows, blankets, and bedsheets. Most of the teahouses are family or community-run establishments. Teahouses are like an extended home and have a warm and cozy feel to them.
Do you provide trekking gear and equipment for this trek?
We provide a sleeping bag and down jacket on rent but you need to bring your own personal gear. We can recommend some good stores where you can hire or buy new ones.
What about drinking water during the trek? Is it safe to drink?
Teahouses offer boiled and filtered drinking water to trekkers for a price. Though you can purchase bottled water, we discourage the use of plastic bottled water on the trail because of the adverse effect on the environment. You can bring along with you a reusable bottle and fill it up with drinking water.
Your guide will check the condition of the water of the filtered water before you purchase it. Please be assured that our guide will thoroughly check whether the water has been boiled and treated properly before you drink it.
What can one expect on a ‘Teahouse Trek’?
Teahouse trekking is one of the most popular ways of trekking in Nepal. Teahouse trekking has almost replaced old-style camping treks in Nepal along the popular trekking routes of Annapurna and Everest regions. Teahouse Trek involves resting or stopping at teahouses or lodges scattered along the trail for the night. The teahouses are locally owned and they provide accommodation and food. While the standard of teahouses varies, most of these establishments usually offer basic services – small rooms (usually on a twin sharing basis with comfortable beds), shared washroom, a heated communal dining area, and a menu with a range of dishes. Some may offer wi-fi and hot shower. As these teahouses are located in remote locations, one should not expect the service of a city hotel while staying in one. But in popular trails like Everest Base Camp trail and Annapurna Base Camp trail one can expect luxury standard accommodations too.
Where can I store my extra luggage while trekking?
You can store it at your hotel (most hotels in Kathmandu have storage facilities) or you can leave it at our office.
Can I get single supplement services in cities and during trekking?
Yes, a single supplement will be available in the cities and at lower elevations while trekking. At higher elevations there are very few teahouses. During peak season when there is a high demand for rooms, it will be difficult to book single rooms. However, if you are traveling during the off-season a single room can be arranged at all places at an extra price.
Can you provide more information about your trekking guides?
Most of the guides in our adventure company come from mountainous areas. They are carefully selected on the basis of their experience, leadership skills, and personal aptitude. We provide guides that are experienced and fluent in English. With the objective of sustaining local communities, we employ guides from different ethnic backgrounds who have adequate knowledge about the culture, ecosystem, flora and fauna, geography, and history of Nepal.
Our guides have the required government license to guide tourists. They have all gone through intensive training programs like wilderness first aid, trekking guide training which are certified and approved by the government of Nepal.
Do I need to bring additional medicine for trekking?
We carry a first-aid box with us while trekking. But if you want you can carry along some essential medicines like ibuprofen, codeine, paracetamol, lozenges, anti-diarrhea tablets, and Diamox for AMS.
How do you avoid altitude sickness?
Please do note, all our trekking itineraries incorporate an adequate number of acclimatization days. You will get an extra day’s rest at a lower elevation to prepare your body for a walk-up in the higher reaches.
AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness usually occurs due to the lack of oxygen in the atmosphere in high altitudes. Our body is not used to walking in high altitude and it requires a lot of time to adapt to thin air in the mountains. Technically there is no way of stopping AMS but you can surely prevent it by following the given tips:
What kind of insurance do I need for trekking in Nepal? Can I get insurance there?
We would recommend all our clients to purchase travel insurance before booking any of our treks. Trust us you will have a pleasant holiday knowing that you have a good insurance cover. In the event of any sickness or injury, while trekking in the mountains, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation will be considerable. Therefore, traveling with an insurance cover is strongly recommended for everyone who signs up for any of our trips. But be careful while choosing a policy as some policies makes special exceptions for adventure travel.
Do read the fine print. Before buying insurance make sure your insurance company is aware of your travel itinerary and is agreeable to cover all activities being undertaken during the trip. Such as if you are planning to trek or climb (mountaineering expedition) in the Himalayas, your insurance must cover emergency air ambulance/helicopter rescue including medical expenses. For a group tour in an urban area, insurance cover of air ambulance or helicopter rescue is not mandatory. While booking a trip with us you need to send us a copy of your insurance policy (e.g. your insurance certificate) or carry it with you while you come for the trip.
No, you cannot get insurance in Nepal. Please also note that Mountain Hike Nepal does not arrange or sell insurance.
What happens if I need to leave the trekking beforehand?
If you have to leave the trekking due to ill-health or injury, an emergency air rescue will be arranged whereby an air ambulance/helicopter will fly you out of the mountains to Kathmandu for medical attention. Make sure your insurance covers high altitude mountain rescue. If you are able to walk down, one of the assistant guides will guide you down to a lower elevation where you can wait for the rest of the team or fly out to Kathmandu ahead of the group. Whether for health or personal reasons, please do keep in mind that refunds for the unused days of your trip will not be given. Even if you leave the trekking beforehand, we are committed to paying the porters, and guides for the duration of the trip for which they are hired.
You have to follow the mentioned terms and conditions before you should confirm your booking with our Mountain Hike Nepal team. You should read them in a careful way to stay aware with respective rights as well as obligations.
Note: For Bhutan and Tibet tours, if you intend to travel directly to those countries, you will pay the balance sum 20 days before your departure date. We reserve the right to cancel your trip if you cannot pay within our agreed period.
We also consider last-minute reservations. You can book a trip to Nepal 7 days before departure. However, last-minute bookings may not be eligible for Bhutan or Tibet.
A written letter will be submitted to us, for whatever cause, you cannot travel on the assigned days.
If the Nepal tour is postponed, a minimum of US$ 100.00 is compensated as a cancelation fee, and hence the remaining balance is allocated for the postponed trip.
You have to cancel your confirmed trek/tour booking with our Mountain Hike Nepal team in writing minimum 2 weeks before your scheduled trip. You may provide this in writing document or email.
However, even though you may cancel your trip, your down payment amount i.e. 20% of the total price is non-refundable.
But if you have paid more than just the deposit, we would then 20% deduction from the sum and the remainder will be refunded from the initial payment system.
And this policy is valid right after registering your reservation with us. If you intend to cancel your travel within 30 days or fewer than 30 days within your departure date, 20 % deposit is non-refundable.
The Total deposit you made for every Bhutan and Tibet tour would be called cancelation charge. We cannot postpone any trip to Bhutan and Tibet after booked for particular dates.
We are not responsible for any refunds for any incomplete trip, trek or expedition, whatever the reasons from customer’s side.
If your tour is canceled due to unexpected events such as natural disasters, battle or adverse climatic conditions, we will arrange another tour. And that even if your trip isn’t your preference, your money won’t go in waste.
We reserve our right to change prices under various situations. While our actions must be appropriate, just like in situations such as dramatic exchange rate fluctuations, inflation or government acts, we are not liable to answer for our actions.
To attend all of our trips, all our customers should have a full travel insurance policy. Insurance must cover all medical costs, personal injuries, emergency evacuations, travel cancellations, loss of gears and natural calamity, luggage theft or injury and personal belongings.
Flight delays and cancellations are likely to occur frequently in remote areas, especially in the Everest region, jomsom, Dolpo, Simikot and Jumla. Therefore, in case of delays, it is best to bring some extra money to purchase food and lodging. Mountain Hike Nepal won’t be responsible for any extra expenses. Please, prepare accordingly.
If you perform any illegal act during your trip and you are forced to leave Nepal, Mountain Hike Nepal is not responsible for any refunds.
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