Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Overview And Highlights

Trip Facts

Trip Type

Lodge / Guest house

Grade

Moderate

Altitude

4,170 m

Transportation

Deluxe Tourist Bus & Private Vehicle

Group Size

1+

Best Season

Spring and Autumn

Duration

11

Short Annapurna Base Camp trek is a moderate 11 days trek program which is suitable for all kinds of people regardless of their experience or age. Anybody who has desire to do trek and physically fit to walk 5-6 hours each day can accomplish this trek. The normal itinerary of Annapurna Base Camp trek usually takes 14 days to complete. So, 11 days Short Annapurna Base Camp trek can be the best alternative and perfect choice to enjoy the Annapurna Base Camp trek for those who have time constraint. 

The trek starts from Ulleri and ends in Jhinu Danda, and pops along some of the major points of interests including Poon Hill and Annapurna Base Camp. On your way back you will also be spending time in Jhinu Danda enjoying hot spring bath. At the end, you will spend a night in Pokhara city of lake, the gateway to Annapurna region. 

Short Annapurna Base Camp is a moderate trek suitable for anyone with little or no experience of hiking. The best seasons for Short Annapurna Base Camp is Spring (March, April, May) and Autumn (September, October, November). Nepal Environmental Treks & Expedition provides highly professional and friendly trekking guides and porters to assist you in every step. Contact us for further details including price.

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Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
914

After early morning breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel and taken to the tourist bus station. Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) takes about seven hours. The drive will take most of our morning time, leaving much of the afternoon to get a warm glimpse of Pokhara Valley and its beauty. If you choose to fly, you can reach Pokhara in 25 minutes. There are several flights from morning to afternoon available from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

Pokhara is the tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, Buddhist monasteries and Hindu temples along with the magnificent views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and many other mountain peaks. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2070

After early morning breakfast, drive from Pokhara (914 m.) to Ulleri (2070m.) takes approximately 3 hours. Then trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani (2675 m.) passing through dense forest of oak and rhododendron.

Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3232

Early morning hike up to Poon Hill (3232 m.) takes about one hour. Poon Hill is a popular viewpoint to see sunrise/sunset and majestic views of tallest Himalayan peaks. After spending sometime in Poon Hill, hike back to Ghorepani for breakfast and then continue trekking towards Tadapani (2630m) which takes about four and half hours.

Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2170

Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong (2170 m) takes about 5 and half hours. For the first part, the trail descends by way of rhododendron forests till Kimrung Khola. Once you cross the Kimrong Khola, the trail moves uphill for some time before it plateaus. En route you will pass through Gurjung village and from here it takes 2 hrs to reach Chhomrong. Chhomrong is the entry point for Annapurna Base Camp.

Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2300

Trek from Chhomrong to Dovan (2600m) takes approximately 5 hours. The train in the beginning descends until you cross a small bridge. From here it’s a long steep ascent up to Sinuwa. The path heads through bamboo, rhododendron and oak forests. Enjoy local farming in terraced landscapes all around.

Stay overnight in lodge.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3200

Trek Dovan to Deurali (3200 m) takes approximately 5 hours. The trail gradually ascends all the way to Deurali along the Modi Khola. The region is rich in bio diversity and full of bamboo and rhododendron forest. Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Guest House
Elevation
4170

Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4170 m.) via Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3820m.) takes about four hours. This is one of the places, where you can enjoy the view of Mount Hiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South (7229m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna III (7555m.), Gangapurna (7454m.) and Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.). The path follows through alpine forest. After a short trek, you begin to approach Annapurna Base Camp (4170m.). From here, you can see the panoramic views of several peaks.

Stay overnight at Annapurna Guest House.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2310

Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2310m.) via Machhapuchhare Base Camp takes about six to seven hours. The trail gradually descends passing through bamboo forests.

Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1780

Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1780m.) takes about five hours. We will descend through Sinuwa and Choomrong. After Bamboo, the trail goes steeply up to the KuldiGhar and now the trail is quite flat until you reach Sinuwa. You trek gradually descends to the ChhomrongKhola and you have to follow stone staircase for almost an hour to reach Chhomrong. 1 hr further down will take you to Jhinu Danda.  You can visit a natural hot spring in Modi Khola, which is 20 minutes hike from Jhinu Danda.

Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
914

Drive from Jhinudanda (1780m.) to Pokhara (914m.) takes about 4 hour. You will drive to Pokhara by 4WD jeep. This is a scenic drive passing through villages, jungle, river and farm land.

Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara. 

Food
Breakfast
Elevation
1400

After breakfast, drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu takes about six hours. En route, you will enjoy the beautiful mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable gardens and locals getting engaged in their daily chores.  

What Is Included ?

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private car
  • One professional trekking guide  
  • One porter for every 2 participants (1 porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage) 
  • All meals 3 times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Accommodation in lodges during the trek
  • Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags and trekking poles if required
  • 2 night hotel accommodation with breakfast at 3 star standards hotel 
  • Entry Permit for Annapurna conservation Area
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • All land transportation: Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by a/c deluxe tourist bus and Pokhara – Ulleri and Jhinu Danda - Pokhara by private 4-WD jeep   
  • Salary, meals, accommodation, insurance and equipment for the guide and porter
  • First aid kit
  • Tax, VAT and our service charge
  • Rescue assistance (In case of emergency, we will organize prompt and professional rescue services. To arrange timely evacuation/rescue by helicopter, you must be well insured from a reliable travel insurance company that covers both helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost.)
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening

What Is Excluded?

  • Personal nature expenses (Telephone calls, internet, toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers and any alcoholic beverages)
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for involved staffs
  • Lunch and dinner in Pokhara
  • Meals and hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (even in case of early arrival or late departure, early return from trekking due to any personal reason than the scheduled itinerary)

Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek Altitude Profile

Route Map

Route map

Additional Information

Below is a list of equipment and clothing required for trekking. The necessity of these items depends on the type, altitude, timing and destination of trekking. Appropriate trekking gears are not only required for the comfort/pleasure of your trek but also to improve safety factor.  Please have a look over these items in order to fully prepare and thoroughly enjoy the trekking. 

General Items:

Daypack, Rucksack, Sleeping bag, Duffel bag, Walking Poles, walking boots, sandals, Toiletries (Soaps, Toilet papers, Sanitizers, toothpaste, tooth brush, etc.)

Clothing Items:

Thermal underwear, Down jacket, Shorts, Trekking trousers, Towels, Woolen gloves, Gaiters, Fleece jacket or Pullover, Wind/water proof jacket, Raincoat, Warm socks, buff   

Sun-worn Items:

Sun hat, Sunglasses, Snow goggles, Sunscreen, Lip balm

Gadgets:

Headlamp, Flash light, Binoculars, Cameras (chargers and batteries),  

Liquid/Snacks:

Water bottle/bladder, Water purification Iodine tablets, Energy bars and snacks

Medical Essentials:

First Aid Kit 

Optional:

Altimeter, Compass, Binoculars, Books/magazines, GPS, Pocket knife, Candles (for lodges), Notebook with pencil/pen, etc 

Additional items for camping trek:

Tent, Stove and fuel, Utensils for cooking, eating and drinking, sleeping mattresses

Note: We can also provide sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag, walking poles, and First Aid Kit in case if you don’t have one. These items are inclusive of total package price. 

Client Reviews

Kaggan

Malaysia

30th Jun, 2022

MALAYSIA BOLEH!!!

Dear Nava Raj and Donna, Thanks for the great hospitality. Never thought we could make it happen in 8 days. The trek was amazing. Specially thanks to Raja Ram and Gopal who made it even a better trip. Love you guys!!!  


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