Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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4.5 Based on 3 Reviews
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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 10+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Maximum altitude 4130 meters
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Pokhara, Nepal
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HIGHLIGHTS
  • Sightseeing in Western Himalayas and experiencing the local culture at Ghaundrung
  • View of the majestic Dhaulagiri, 7th highest peak of world and Kali Gandaki River
  • Enjoy the natural hot springs at Jhinu Danda
  • Check out stunning terraced farmlands
Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trek is very popular trekking route among the trekkers. The mountain scenery going to Annapurna Base Camp is great as well but one issue is that you spend most of your time trekking up the canyon of the Modi Khola which is fairly deep and obscures direct line of sight with the peaks.

You start to get out of the canyon after you reach the small village of Doban but this is already close to Annapurna Base Camp. One of the peaks you will see before reaching Doban is Machapuchre or Fish Tail, which is an amazing peak and often called the Matterhorn of the Himalayas. Once you start to make your way into the Annapurna Sanctuary the views are of course great and at Base Camp you are standing directly in front of Annapurna and surrounded by peaks on all sides.

The Annapurna Base Camp trek is the obvious holy grail of this trek. At 4,130 m, trekkers are surrounded on all sides by spectacular snow-capped peaks, like the supreme Annapurna I (8,091m) and its sisters Annapurna South, Annapurna Fang, Annapurna III. You will also have good views of Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Khangsar Kang, Tent Peak and the iconic Machapuchare, also known as Fishtail Mountain.

Our short Annapurna base camp trek starts from from Nayapul, a short distance from Pokhara. The pastoral landscape becomes visible after you cross the bridge across the Modi Khola, a raging river that originates in the East Annapurna glacier and serves as a navigational beacon till the end of the journey.

The switchback trail from Ghandruk to Chomrong, the next village, is a long walk along the mountain before it dips into the forest and continues up the other side of the valley. Woodpeckers, babblers and minivets are visible, and you hear the calls of a plenitude of birds. The path is easy to navigate and the red and white signs painted on the dressed stones, an initiative by a couple of individuals in tandem with the Annapurna Conservation Area Project.

The walk from Chomrong, down the wonderful cobblestoned stairs, past the suspension bridge across the Chomrong khola with Annapurna South to the left and the river roaring down to the right, is filled with glittering possibilities of what could lie ahead.

The trek then goes further up to the crest of the mountain before plunging into a forest of about-to-flower rhododendron trees, oak and bamboo. From now on, trekking groups become much fewer and mule packs disappear.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • From Portugal
  • On Jun 02 2019
5 - Excellent
cielo en la tierra
“Fui con mis amigos, buen lugar ... gente increble ... pero muy caro

en general vale la pena el dinero”
  • Walter Morana
  • From Italy
  • On Apr 12 2019
4 - Very Good
Very Good
“Very Good”
  • Christian Monat
  • From Germany
  • On Dec 30 2017
5 - Excellent
Abwechslungsreich und atemberaubend schön
“Der Annapurna Base Camp Trek in nur 7 Tagen ist etwas fr alle, die wenig Zeit haben und trotzdem in den Genuss der wunderschnen Landschaft auf dem Weg zum Annapurna Basislager kommen mchten. Die Menschen und die atemberaubenden Aussichten machen diesen Trek zu etwas ganz besonderem. Die Bewohner der Gegend, sind wie fast alle Nepalesen die man trifft, unheimlich herzlich und gastfreundlich. Der Hhepunkt dieses Treks ist natrlich das Annapurna Basislager. Es gibt vermutlich nicht viele Mglichkeiten innerhalb von vier Tagen einem 8000er gegenberzustehen. Wahrscheinlich ist dieser Trek die schnste davon.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m/2,690ft)
  • Day 2: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk
  • Day 3: Ghandruk to Sinuwa (2,360m/7,742ft)
  • Day 4: Day 06: Sinuwa to Deurali (3,230m/10,597ft)
  • Day 5: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,549ft)
  • Day 6: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2,340m/7,677ft)
  • Day 7: Bamboo to Jhinu Hot Spring (1,780m/5,839ft)
  • Day 8: Jhinu Hot Spring to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Pick up from the airport and Final drop to the airport by private vehicle.
  • All your standard meals like, Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, during the trek with A cup of tea or coffee during the breakfast.
  • Tea house Accommodations during the trek.
  • Equipment like sleeping bag, Down Jacket & needed things etc if you do not have your own.
  • English speaking guide, experienced, with government license holder, food, transport, accommodation, salary, equipments, etc. all paid.
  • Monastery fees.
  • Insurance of Guide.
  • Trekking Permit. (National Park fee)
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System.)
  • Two night standard accommodation in Pokhara on B/B
  • A Trekking route map.
  • Seasonal fruits
  • Emergency helicopter rescues service arrangment pay by your travel insurence
  • Medical supplies, first aid kit box, including Oximeter and pulse meter checker.
  • Tourist bus to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Car from Pokhara to Nayapool (Trek starting point) and Nayapool to Pokhara (Trek ending point)
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Hotel and activities in Kathmandu.
  • All kinds of drinks such as mineral water, beer, juice, soft drinks, hard drinks, etc.
  • Sweet things like chocolate and others
  • Your personal expenses.
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CANCELLATION

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.

Other Practical InformationPlease bring: Duffel Bag (No Wheels or Rigid Frames) Day Pack (21L35L) Sleeping Bag (1°14°, Lightweight, Compressible) Rain Jacket (Hooded, Lightweight, Waterproof, Breathable) Rain Pants (Lightweight, Waterproof, Breathable) Insulated Jacket Fleece/Wool Jacket or Sweater Fleece Pants Long Sleeve Shirts (Synthetic, Lightweight) Hiking Socks (Synthetic or Wool) Sun Hat Fleece/Wool Hat Fleece/Wool Gloves Hiking Boots Headlamp with Fresh Batteries Day Pack Rain Cover Sport Sunglasses with U.V protection Sun Block and Lip Balm Long Underwear Tops and Bottoms (Heavyweight, Synthetic, Colder Travel Periods) Water Bottles (Two 1Quart) or Hydration System Plus One 1Quart Water Bottle Long Underwear Tops and Bottoms (Midweight, Synthetic) Hiking Pants (Convertible, QuickDry, Lightweight) ETC.....
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How much money do I need to bring with me?

    Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.

  • Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?

    In response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. Please check the government travel pages and advisories of your home country and the official website of the Nepal Tourism board here.

  • What happens if someone gets altitude sickness, does the rest of the group continue on?

    It depends on the situation. Sometimes, altitude sickness can be treated and the trekker may wish to continue. If not, the rest of the group can continue on if they want and the sick person can descend.

  • How does it work with a porter?

    Generally, the porter will pick up the baggage in the morning and drop it at the hotel in the evening. You will not always be walking with your porter or have access to your bag during the day, while trekking. 

  • Is a visa on arrival available?

    Typically, yes. However, in response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.

     

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