Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek has always been a very popular choice for the adventure trekkers in the world. All the way up to the altitude of 4,243 meter not just greets trekkers with mesmerizing view of the Annapurna massif, Machhapuchhre, Gandharwa Chuli, Hiun Chuli. But also greet by other peaks rising above 8000 meter and also with a stunning landscape that present the glimpses of heaven on earth. Moreover, the area is extremely prettified with the beautiful settlement of people in route to the base camp of Mt. Annapurna.
8 days Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek itinerary of trip4Nepal can costumized as per your requirement. Designed for those trekkers who wish to complete the trek in short period of time. This short Annapurna Base Camp trek package includes full board (food and accommodation) during the trek, transportation cost from Kathmandu-Pokhara- Nayapul and back to Pokhara from Nayapul. Trekkers can also get a free map. The package can further tailored to your requirements with special group discount. The major attractions of this trek include Pokhara, the village of Ghandruk and the base camp of Annapurna itself.
The short ABC trek, considered as a moderate hike; therefore, any physically fit person having sound health can plan this trek. Any time between March- May and September to December is the right time to plan this trek as every aspect of the trek, that is, trail, weather, temperature and visibility are very supportive during this time of the year.
Pokhara is the destination set for today. Early in the morning, our guides will come to pick you up at your hotel and escort you to the bus station to catch a comfortable tourist standard bus to Pokhara. The bus will head towards the west of the Kathmandu Valley and continue towards the western part of Nepal, following the Prithvi Highway along the Trisuli River. The bus will stop twice – once for breakfast and one for lunch and then continue until we reach Pokhara. Pokhara is located 200km west of the Kathmandu Valley. After 6-7 hour ride we reach Pokhara. The evening can be utilized exploring the lake area. The night will be spent at a tourist standard hotel in Pokhara.
Today is the first day of the trek and Ghandruk, a beautiful Gurung village, is the destination set for the day. We start with a 2 hour (max) bus ride to Nayapul from Pokhara. On reaching Nayapul, the trail first drops down to Birethanti, crossing the suspension bridge over the Bhurungdi River. Birethanti is a beautiful village, where trekkers will have to fulfill the necessary check in formalities at the office of ACAP. Then the ultimate upward walk begins towards the village of Ghandruk. Initially the trail winds along the Modi River and the trail is flat up till Syauli Bazaar. Leaving the river bank, we then hike on a winding path till Kimche. From Kimche, the trail further ascends towards Ghandruk crossing Chane. The evening can be spent exploring the village. On request, we can also make the arrangements for a cultural show in the evening. The night will be spent at a lodge in Ghandruk.
Sinuwa is the destination set for today. Leaving the beautiful village of Ghandruk behind, it’s now time to hike up towards the destination of the trek. Initially following the bank of the Modi River, we ascend for some time and then leaving the river behind, we climb towards the huge boulders. Walking past the boulder, we cross the bridge over the Kimrong River and climb a steep trail that will take us to the Gurung village, Chhomrong, crossing Jhinu Danda. From Chhomrong, we cross the bridge across the Chhomrong river and enjoying the view of bamboo, rhododendron and oak forest, we hike up to Sinuwa. The night will be spent at a lodge in Sinuwa.
Deurali is the destination set for today. We start with an easy walk from Sinuwa that continues till bamboo passing Kuldhigar. Then a steep stone staircase will take us to Dobhan, crossing a suspension bridge. The trail is accompanied by bamboo, rhododendron and Oak forest. Then a steep climb continues through the valley towards Himalaya and Hinku Cave. Then we finally reach Deurali. The night will be spent at a lodge in Deurali.
This day will finally take you to the base camp of Annapurna, which is both - the destination of the day and the trek. A gentle climb on a trail along the Modi River will first take us to Bagar. From Bagar, a strenuous hike will first take us to the base camp of Machhapuchhre (3,700m). After resting here for about an hour taking snaps, enjoying the view of Machhapuchhre along with other snow capped peaks towering above 7000-8000 meter; we follow a wide trail that leads us to the Annapurna Sanctuary. We then finally reach our destination, the South Annapurna Base Camp that greets us with 360 degree vista of snow covered peaks. The night will be spent at a lodge in the Annapurna Base Camp.
Bamboo is the destination set for today. After enjoying the mighty Annapurna Sanctuary, we retrace the same trail that drops all the way down through Bagar, Deurali and Dobhan to Bamboo. The trail is accompanied by waterfall, cave, temple and passes through the forest of rhododendron, oak and bamboo forest. After walking for about 6 hours, we finally reach the destination of the day, that is, Bamboo. The night will be spent at a lodge in Bamboo.
Jhinu Danda is the destination set for today. From Bamboo we first hike up to Kuldhigar, where the office of ACAP and the visitor center is located. We then hike down to the bridge across the Chhomrong River passing Sinuwa. We cross the bridge and enter a beautiful Gurung village of Chhomrong. From Chhomrong, a steep descent will take us to Jhinu Danda. The Jhinu hot spring is 15-20minutes downhill from Jhinu Danda. You can relax your tired muscles by taking a relaxing dip in the hot spring bathing pool. The night will be spent at a lodge in Jhinu Danda
Today is your last day with Amigo family and Pokhara is the destination set for the day. Crossing the bridge over the Modi River, the trail initially passes through sporadic bamboo forest, which then crosses various small settlements up and down hill, decorated with terrace farms featuring seasonal crops till Syauli Bazaar. From Syauli Bazaar onwards, the trail is flat up till Nayapul. Following this flat trail, we walk up to Birethanti, where your guides will complete the necessary check out formalities. Then crossing the bridge over Bhurungdi River we walk up to Nayapul. We catch a bus or a private vehicle at Nayapul, which will take us to Pokhara after about 2 hours ride. The evening can be spent exploring the attraction of Pokhara city.
We drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara.
tour guide will take to you for sightseeing in historical monuments sightseeing places including Boudhanath (biggest Buddhist stupa), Pashupatinath temple (A biggest Hindu temple) & Patan durbar square then drive back to International airport.
What are included?
- Airport pickups and drops by a private vehicle
- 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
- Teahouse accommodation during the trek
- All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
- Welcome and farewell dinners
- All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
- Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
- Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
- An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek guide
- Porter service
- Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
- All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
- First aid services
- Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Map
- All government and local taxes
What are not included?
- Nepalese visa fee
- Excess baggage charge(s)
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
- International flights
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
- Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
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