Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 7 Days

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Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is arranged with just a trail of trekking within 7 days in Annapurna base camp. This Short Version of Annapurna Base Camp trek is perfect for those who have no time to do the regular trek to the Annapurna base camp. This Short ABC Trek offers enough time to witness the very beautiful peaks of all the Annapurna giants that encircle the basin: Annapurna 1 (8091m), Annapurna South (7273m), the Glacier Dome, Gangapurna (7454m), the unclimbed Fang (7647m), and the fishtail peak of Machhapuchhre (6997m).

The short Annapurna base camp trek also give assurances to you fun, pleasure and a wonderful insight into the natural and cultural heritage of the tiny Himalayan country, Nepal. It is one of the most gorgeous treks passing through the diverse ethnic group’s culture and verifies vegetation forest and wildlife.

Highlights of Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Short and adventurous walks at the foot of world’s tenth highest Mt. Annapurna
  • From low and warm areas to cool alpine hills and ending at arctic zone of ice and glaciers
  • Amazing forest covered in rhododendron-magnolia trees with magnificent views
  • Exploring traditional Gurung villages of immense culture with age old heritage
  • Mind blowing panorama of mountains within beautiful and scenic Annapurna Sanctuary

Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is arranged with just a trail of trekking within 7 days in Annapurna base camp. This Short Version of Annapurna Base Camp trek is perfect for those who have no time to do the regular trek to the Annapurna base camp. This Short ABC Trek offers enough time to witness the very beautiful peaks of all the Annapurna giants that encircle the basin: Annapurna 1 (8091m), Annapurna South (7273m), the Glacier Dome, Gangapurna (7454m), the unclimbed Fang (7647m), and the fishtail peak of Machhapuchhre (6997m). The short Annapurna base camp trek also give assurances to you fun, pleasure and a wonderful insight into the natural and cultural heritage of the tiny Himalayan country, Nepal. It is one of the most gorgeous treks passing through the diverse ethnic group’s culture and verifies vegetation forest and wildlife.

The Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek starts from Nayapul which is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes’ drive from Pokhara. You feel drenched by nature and unidentifiable calm in the heart and soul. The main part of Ghandruk Valley is; it lies on the top of the elevation, more than 5000m above sea level. Very massive rhododendron forests and fine terrace goes passing through our trail to the Chhomrong village.

Annapurna Base Camp is another heavenly trail with amazing mountain views including Himchuli, Gangapurna, and the ever-changing Machhapuchhare, which sheer triangular face takes on yet another aspect here. The Short Annapurna Base Camp Trekking trail finally stumbles across moraines and reaches the world of ice and snow Annapurna sanctuary  from where you will fascinated incredible 360-degree views of the Annapurna ranges and above the massive Annapurna glacier. Collecting lifetime experience, we review from Annapurna Base camp to Chomrong and then to the Jhinu Danda where you can enjoy the natural hot spring of small bath pools. After that, the trail leads to a beautiful rhododendron forest and passes to Pothana and Tolkha through appealing villages of Nepal’s ethnic communities of the Gurung, & Magar. This amazing Short Annapurna Base Camp trek finishes at Phedi from where we take a short drive to Pokhara.

Outline Itinerary

DayProgramElevation
1Pokhara to Jhinu Danda via Nayapul
2Jhinu Danda to Bamboo,
3Bamboo to Deurali
4Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp4130m
5Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo
6Bamboo to ZhinuDanda Natural Hot Spring,1610m
7Jhinu to Pokhara via Nayapul1495m

Day 1
Pokhara to Jhinu Danda via Nayapul

After the roaming around the beautiful city we will have short drive of about 1:30 hour which takes you to Nayapul. From Nayapul our actual hiking will starts. From Nayapul, we will ascends through the small and beautiful villages of different ethnic communities and cultural diversity. One can observe the unique traditions and lifestyle of local people during the trek. After some ascends and descends we will reach Jhinu Danda. Jhinu Danda is very famous for naturally formed hot water spring. This is one of the most loved sights of Annapurna Base Camp Trekking. Here in Jhinu we will spend night at tea house which provide the most hygienic food and shelter within your budget trekking package.

Day 2
Jhinu Danda to Bamboo,

The first part is steeply up till chhomrong. Chhomrong is a very big village along this route. It has nice shop, farm and local style of living. Steeply down to the Chhomrong Khola then up for Sinuwa is a nice adventurous. After the lunch we could continue to the Bamboo. The trail will be forestry which is very nice to walk. Some time we could see wild animals as well.

Day 3
Bamboo to Deurali

The Name is enough to know what is in surrounded. Have breakfast then continue to the trail. We just follow the Modi khola Valley through the jungle. The Great sounds of birds are amazing of this trekking. The view of mountains is playing like a hide and show Game. On this area can see a many avalanche on a previous time. The trail is mostly uphill and jungles walk. It takes 6-7 hours walk. You will pass Bamboo, Dovan, and Himalaya during the trek. Deurali is located 3200m, overnight at Lodge.

Day 4
Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m)

There is many sign of avalanche area. After Deurali the trail crosses several streams towards to Machhapuchhare base camp then follow to the ablation valley, which is a corridor- like hollow developed between the glacier and the mountain flank. Crossing over the low hills and uphill you will be in Annapurna base camp. It boasts of a dynamic view of mountain.

Day 5
Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo

We follow the same trail down today. The trail drops by 1,700 m to the bank of Modi Khola to Bamboo at 2,345 m. There is only one route in and out of the Sanctuary, and today we return the way that we came, steadily descending. Bamboo is 1,600m lower than ABC so you should be prepared for a hard day on your knees. The views are beautiful and you see the valley unfold in a new direction. It is also interesting to see the change in scenery from the snowy rocks of the base camps, past steep-sided Rocky Mountains, then later into rhododendron and bamboo forest, lush. Here are a few teahouse/lodges available to stay at.

Day 6
Bamboo to ZhinuDanda(1610m) Natural Hot Spring,

We follow the same trail until Chomrong. Once we have passed Khuldighar, there is an experimental sheep farm. The trail continues through rhododendron and bamboo fields. Descend to Chomrong and continue to Jhinu hot spring where we can enjoy a hot spring bath. About 20 minutes’ walk downhill from Jhinu are some hot springs (about 105°F) where you can relax and soothe your muscles. Better respect to wear a swimming costume in the hot springs.

Day 7
Jhinu to Pokhara via Nayapul

From Jhinu we walk at the right side of Modi Khola for 4.5 hrs to Birethanti which can be considered one of the best and the most relaxing walks of the entire trek. We reach Nayapul. Then an hour drive will take us back to Pokhara.

Cost Include

  • All government taxes and Annapurna conservation entry fees.
  • TIMS CARD (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Required number of experienced English speaking guides and support staff (we pay for their daily wages, insurances, trekking equipment, food and accommodation).
  • 07 days porter wages and his insurances/meals/accommodation/equipment
  • 07 days guide wages and his insurances/meals/accommodation/equipment
  • Rescue arrangement in emergency situation & worst weather condition
  • 06 nights Lodge accommodation during the trek on tea house services.
  • Necessary ground transportation depending upon your request (via tourist bus or private vehicle).
  • Trekking Ending Point to Pokhara
  • Pokhara– Nayapul –Tikhedhunga by local Transport
  • Trekking poles, sleeping bag/duffle bag (we provide these if necessary).
  • Trekking maps.
  • Rubbish disposal.
  • Our service charge and government taxes.

Cost Exclude

  • All meals in Kathmandu and during trekking
  • Hotel stay in Kathmandu.
  • Tips to guides and support staff.
  • Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies, such as ground transportation & Heli recue/medical/hospitalization. Medical etc).
  • Your International flight ticket airfare
  • Energetic chocolate/energy drinks/alcohol/mineral water/cigarettes/packing food snacks etc
  • Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc).
  • Personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses, such as Laundry/WIFI on trek/phone call
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Nepal entry visa fees which can get up on your arrival in Kathmandu airport
  • Sightseeing tour and All the entrance fees of temple in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned herein
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1. How difficult are the treks?

It depends on the individuals’ adaptation of walking in any situation and at any circumstances. It depends on the location and choice of trekkers. Both difficult as well as easy treks are available. Difficulty of the treks depends on the region of the trek and duration of it. Shorter treks tend to be easier while longer ones require some physical fitness.

2. How safe Women traveling alone with your company?

Completely, we assure the safety and security of the women travelling with us. We will provide the privacy that the women need. We will also give you a personal room on lodge and personal tent for camping while trekking.

3. What is tea house trekking?

Tea House Trek – is a trek during which at the end of each trekking day you stay for overnight in Tea Houses. “Trekking Guide Team Adventure” also organizes Camping Treks during which you stay for overnight in tents which our guides will set up for you and food during such treks will be cooked by our experienced cook.

4. Can I get Nepal visa on arrival?

Yes, you can get it in Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. As you arrive to airport fill the form and proceed to the visa line. You have to pay 25US$ for 15 days of visa from the day of issue, 40US$ for 30days and 100US$ for 90 days of tourist visa. For this you have to bring two passport size photos.

5. What is the best air route to my destination?

There are enough airline companies operating daily flights from Middle East of Kathmandu. Kathmandu only has got only international airport in Nepal so, where ever you are coming from you must come through tribhuvan international airport.

6. What type of insurance should I have before come to Nepal? Can I get it there?

For coming to Nepal you should have both medical and Rescue evacuation insurance. Yes you can get it here too, but we recommend purchasing it in your own country to avoid any last minute hassle and basal.

7. When should I travel to Nepal?

In Nepal it rains a lot between Junes to August. You too can enjoy great treks during this period of year in rain shadow region. But if you planning for more popular trek autumn and spring is the best time. As during this period climate will be moderate and will favorable for the trekking.

8. What kinds of banking facilities in Nepal?

Nepal has modern banking facilities having branches of some international bank. Almost all foreign currency along with credit card such as American Express, Visa and Master card are accepted. Nepal also has ATM facilities.

9. When should I book my trip?

We suggest you to book your trip in advance to avoid the disappointment and hassles. We too will make an effort to accommodate last minute bookings but some time due to the last minute planning we may unintentionally make few mistake which may offend you so it will be better to do advance booking.

10. Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?

Yes, our agency representative will pick you from airport. We will be displaying our placard of your name with our agency name.

11. How much spending money should I bring?

This depends on the destination you will be at and package, facilities you may choose . However our trip profile will give you information about how to budget form additional meals, optional excursions and extra expenses that might occur in any specific trip.

12. Does your company help to arrange domestic flight, international flight, hotel bookings and other services?

Since we are Nepal based company we refer to arrange your international flights from your home town. But domestic flight ticket will be included in our package. Other help like river rafting, city guided tour, mountain flight, jungle safari will be provided according to your necessities.

13. What is the physical conditioning level needed for trekking?

If you are in good physical condition then you do not require any hiking experience for short trekking. But if you are planning for the longer ones then you should do long day hikes at your home.

14. Is a Trekking permit needed?

Permit is not required for trekking in Everest, Annapurna, Langtang and some other regions. However, conservation permits or National park permits are required. There are few restricted trekking areas in Nepal where trekking permits are required.

15. Are the food / water safe to eat / drink?

All the meals are prepared with high standards of hygiene, fruit and vegetables are soaked in iodine before preparation. Most of lodges serve boiled and filter water which is safe. It is also possible to buy the bottle of mineral water in the trek.

16. What happens if there is an emergency?

All of our guides are trained with first aid and have basic idea about the physical problems that may arise during trekking. If an emergency occur then we will cover initial expenses of rescue operation as these expenses will need to be recovered from your insurance company. For minor cases there are health posts established by foreign doctors and many are staffed by overseas personnel.

17. What are your payment terms?

You need to pay 30% of total price as advance deposit to conform reservation before arriving to Nepal. Rest of the payment can be paid after arrival.

18. Can we bring some food from home?

19. You can bring power bars, cereal bars and similar high energy foods, powder Gatorade is also recommended to fight dehydration.

20. Is there any communication when we are on the mountain?

In the way in many villages along the popular trekking routes you can find telephones from where you can make international calls. And now a days we have the internet facilities most of the trekking destination.

21. What’s the difference between trekking, hiking and mountain climbing?

You can do all day walk, where you stay overnight (or several nights) at three activities in Nepal, but they are quite different things. Trekking is a multi-the place you’ve walked to. Hiking generally refers to a one-day walk. It might be two hours or eight, but if it takes place within a single day, it’ll probably be referred to as a hike. Mountain climbing is another thing entirely. It takes special equipment, training and comes with more risk. Neither trekking nor hiking require any special skill, other than the ability to walk.

Permit & Entry Fees:

It is compulsory to pay Everest National Park entry fee and TIMS card to trek in this area.

Medical Support:

An emergency first aid kit is carried by the support staff at all times.

Accommodation and meals:

During tea house treks our guests pay for their food (breakfast/lunch/dinner) at the lodge while we provide guides/accommodation/necessary permit and transportation. It can be USD $25 per person each day for food (Lunch/dinner/breakfast)

Water:

Mineral waters are available at all stops during tea house treks. You can also use tap water if you choose to use water purification tablets.

Travel Insurance:

Travel Insurance is mandatory for all clients who choose to trek or climb with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while travelling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergencies.

Best Season for Everest Panorama View Trek

  • Spring : March – May
  • Summer: June – August
  • Autumn: September – November
  • Winter: December – February

While there are no seasonal constraints on traveling to Nepal, different regions are best visited in different seasons. Once you inquire about any trekking itinerary we’ll email you regarding the best season for that particular trek.

Check-list of personal equipment:

  • Good standard trekking boots
  • Camping shoes/thongs
  • Socks-polypropylene
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece
  • T-shirts
  • Trekking trousers
  • Shorts (both casual and for treks)
  • Swim wear
  • Sun Hat
  • Woollen Hat
  • Nylon Windbreaker
  • Gloves
  • Gaters
  • Strong Rucksack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Water Bottle
  • Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
  • Toiletries/soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Sun block
  • Travel Towel
  • Wet-wipes
  • Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & lenses
  • Memory cards
  • GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
  • Altimeter
  • Compass
  • Book/music player/pack of cards
  • Padlock
  • A plastic bag for waste
  • Energy/snack bars

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Trip Reviews
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  1. Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek
    Linda4th January, 2019

    I booked on the Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Nepal Trekking in Himalayas. The views and scenery on the trek are breathtaking and the villages and trails you walk through are amazing. Our Guide Bishal was extremely helpful, positive and supportive throughout the trek, answering as many questions as he could and always making sure we had everything we needed.The trip was expertly organized and we were looked after really well. Nepal Trekking in Himalayan is a reliable company and great value for money We have had a wonderful trek and would definitely recommend Nepal Trekking in Himalayan as a reliable company to trek with.

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