Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek

around best of Annapurna Himalaya with stunning panorama from base camp and Poon Hill

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal

Highlights

  • Picturesque trekking around southern Annapurna with the short scenic circuit.
  • Trekking into lovely enchanting rhododendron and pine tree forest with amazing views.
  • Visiting high mountainous traditional villages of Gurung and Poon/ Magar tribes.
  • Daily views of snowcapped mountains include 7th highest Dhaulagiri & 8th high Manaslu.
  • A stunning sunrise from Pun Hill and into the heart of Annapurna Himalaya at Base Camp.

About Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek

Nothing can beat the experience like in our Annapurna base camp short trek, a picturesque and cultural destination which leads on the laps of massive Annapurna range of mountains within beautiful sanctuary encircled by giant peaks. Short Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, a glorious adventure of great beauty where you can enjoy in a limited period of time of week duration.

Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek suitable for all travelers, the one and only base camp at an altitude of 4,130m and 13,549ft high, the walk leads gaining altitude slowly and getting well acclimatized as the trek progress slowly with overnights in the comfort of nice and lovely local lodges where you can admire rooms with a view.

Annapurna Base Camp Short offers us a wonderful adventure journey with grand views of Annapurna I 8,091m, Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,167m Annapurna South 7,219m, Gangapurna 7,455m, and Annapurna III 7,555m, includes Mt. Machhapuchare “Fish-tail” 6,997m more views of Tent Peak 5,663m.

Adventure Annapurna Base Camp Short Trekking starting with a short scenic flight to land at beautiful Pokhara blessed with natural wonders of verdant green valley, serene Lakes of Begnas and Phewa in the shadow of massive Annapurna Himalaya with towering Machhapuchare 'Fish Tail'.

Experience Nepal Spirit Adventure trek guide leads us after a short drive from Pokhara and then climb the scenic green hills dotted with traditional Gurung villages and then entering into the lovely alpine forest following the Modi River right up to its source at Annapurna Base Camp within the picturesque sanctuary.

Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek included lodges, trek equipment sleeping bag and down jacket, food, trekking duffel bag, hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara, healthy kind porter support your bags along the Annapurna base camp trekking route.

10 Days Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek exclusive friendly English speaking trained and permitted trek licensed guide, he will explain you cultural flora funny vegetation and more permit you to contact with every local village during the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, absolutely trek will be enjoy and your lifetime memorable great adventure experience trekking with Nepal Spirit Adventure families.

Itinerary

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You will be met & greeted by our airport representative who will be on standby to pick you up from the Kathmandu Tribhuvan international airport and transfer you to your hotel. Your evening is free and after you’ve refreshed, you can go for a stroll down the street to get familiar with your surroundings. Window shopping would be a good start to look around. Your first overnight in the valley of temples & cows. Probably the most in the world; however, these unusual sights are sometimes welcome & interesting.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: 3-star Accommodation
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,400 m

Short Annapurna base camp trekking starts with a sweeping scenic flight of 30 minutes to land at Pokhara airport and then drive to Dhampush village takes you on the suburb of Pokhara valley, where walk begins through nice villages with grand views of snow-capped peaks then reaching our first overnight stop in Tolka with comfort in a nice cozy lodge after a good day walks of few hours.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Dhampush
  • Altitude: 1790m/5852ft
  • Walking Hours: 4 hours

From Tolka with incredible views of Annapurna and Machhapuchare "Fish Tail' peaks along with an array of mountains, walk starts on a gradual path into a lovely forest of rhododendron-magnolia-pines and oaks trees. walk to Landruk villages for lunch, from here heading uphill after crossing the Modi River at New Bridge to reach at Jhinu Danda for an overnight stop, this nice village located on a ridge, where you will have to refresh in its fresh natural hot Spring.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Jhinu Danda
  • Altitude: 1,760m / 577ft
  • Walking Hours: 6-7 hours

After Jhinu Danda village walk leads to an up to reach the top of Chomrong village and then heading downhill past the large spread-out village of Chomrong, this is the last permanent Gurung village and the gateway to Annapurna Base Camp and Sanctuary. Our walk continues downhill over terraced farm fields to cross over Chomrong river, after an uphill for an hour to Sinuwa Danda a small place with few lodges offering grand views of surrounding rolling green hills, from here walk into the dense forest till Bamboo is reached for an overnight stop, located above Modi River.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Bamboo
  • Altitude: 2,310m /7,578ft
  • Walking Hours: 6 hours

Today will be a short walk to Deurali with time to get acclimatize, where our morning journey leads with gradual up to Dovan with few lodges near Modi River after a short stop continues walk taking another few hours to reach at Himalaya Hotel near a large Hinko Cave beneath Huinchuli peak. After a short rest walk on glacier and moraine around the old avalanche area, after crossing a small bridge near Deurali before Machhapuchare Base Camp is reached. From Deurali onwards tree lines disappear with only high alpine bushes and shrubs, a nice and pleasant place at the end of Modi River gorge with several good lodges for overnight stops.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Deurali
  • Altitude: 3,230m / 10,531ft
  • Walking Hours: 4-5 hours

The walk leads closer to Annapurna sanctuary as our route climbs following the Modi river upstream, walk gets pleasant for an hour and then a steep up to reach Machhapuchare Base Camp. This place with few lodges located on the bottom of Mt. Machhapuchare North Face, from here onward starts the Annapurna Sanctuary area. After a wonderful morning overlooking views of Annapurna mountain range, from here a short walk leads you at base camp, walking on grassy uphill slopes then reaching higher almost level ground near Annapurna Base Camp, morning walk with stunning views of close Annapurna peaks that circles the sanctuary facing Annapurna I. After a good scenic walk reaching at Annapurna Base Camp a magnificent spot with about three large lodges at present, offering tremendous awesome scenery of snow-capped peaks that encircles around this lovely spot at base camp, afternoon at leisure to enjoy the mountain views. Annapurna area was first explored by the British Adventure Col. James O.M. 'Jimmy' Roberts in the year 1956 and exposed to the world as the 'Sanctuary of Gods'. The Sanctuary has been christened as "Annapurna Sanctuary" ever since.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Annapurna Base Camp
  • Altitude: 4,130m / 13,549ft
  • Walking Hours: 4-5 hours

After a grand time at Annapurna base camp around spectacular Sanctuary, morning walk downhill all the way to Deurali, with few ups and downs on winding trail then back into forest reaching at Bamboo and then climb up to reach a lonely scenic spot at Sinuwa ridge for an overnight stop.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Sinuwa
  • Altitude: 1,980 m / 6,495ft
  • Walking Hours: 6-7 hours

Today our last day of this wonderful adventure as the morning walk leads to descend reaching Chomrong Khola. After the bridge an uphill walk for less than an hour reaching at Chomrong village for a rest stop or lunch, after Chomrong with another up for half-hour to the top of Chomrong ridge, then our route descends to Jhinu Danda. After a refreshing time at Jhinu downhill for an hour to Modi River with a gradual walk and short climb to reach the bottom of Gandruk village. From here continue to walk on a long winding trail through terraced farm fields and villages to reach the road ahead. Where we will end the trek and then board in a vehicle for the drive back to Pokhara after a wonderful time up in the high mountains.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Ghandruk Phedi
  • Altitude: 1940 m

Morning overland drive to Kathmandu after a wonderful time on Annapurna base camp short trek after 5-6 hours of nice scenic ride reaching Kathmandu, then transfer to your hotels with afternoon free at leisure for individual activities and shopping souvenirs. (options of a flight back to Kathmandu of 30 mins).

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: 3-star Accommodation
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,400 m

After a wonderful time on Annapurna base camp short trekking with grand service of Nepal Spirit Adventure, as per the flight time transfer to the international air terminal for your departure homeward bound or to next respective countries.

  • Meals: Breakfast
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Cost Details

  • Arrival and Departure transfer from airport to a hotel and vice versa with our staff to pick you up.
  • 2-night hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
  • Pokhara airport to Dhampush village by jeep drive.
  • Trekking lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • Full board meals during the trek daily 3 times: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
  • Applicable trekking (TIMS) and Annapurna conservation permit fees.
  • Services of trekking guides (Local Nepali guide English Speaking) and porters price includes staff porters- daily wages, medical insurance- transportation allowance-meals and accommodation on trekking (One porter for two trekkers).
  • Ghandruk Phedi to Pokhara by private transportation.
  • 1-night 3-star hotel in Pokhara with breakfast.
  • 4-season sleeping bag, feather-down jacket, and duffel bag.
  • Coordination of services for emergency and rescue operations.
  • The tourist bus journey to Kathmandu from Pokhara as per the itinerary.
  • Basic First Aid and Medical Kits.
  • Farewell dinners at reputable restaurants.
  • International airfare-Nepal Entry Visa- personal travel and medical insurance.
  • Expenses of personal nature-gratitude (Tips) and meals in Kathmandu and at Pokhara as per the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, mountain teahouse showers, heater, phone calls, etc.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Emergency Evacuation by any means of transportations or Heli and personal medical kit.
  • Early return from the trips or breaking up the journey due to personal/medical reasons clients have to bear the extra expenses in Kathmandu / Pokhara and other related expenses as there will be no refund from the company in these situations.
  • Additional tours in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Dates & Prices

 

Departure DateStatusPriceNote  
14 Jul, 2020 - 23 Jul, 2020AvailableUS$890
21 Jul, 2020 - 30 Jul, 2020AvailableUS$890
28 Jul, 2020 - 06 Aug, 2020AvailableUS$890

Personal Information

Useful Information

Upon arrival in Kathmandu (Nepal):
On arrival in Nepal at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International airport, our airport representative or staff will receive you with a warm welcome with garland / Khada (Buddhist ceremonial silk scarf) and then transfer to your respective hotel.

Afternoon or evening time we will review and discuss with much information regarding your trip itinerary and included/excluded services as per the trip itinerary is chosen, at the same time introduce your guide who will help you with the final preparation for your trek.

Accommodation in Kathmandu:
We provide 3*** stars tourist standard hotels in Kathmandu, Pokhara with accommodation based on twin sharing basis with breakfast.

If you are trekking in groups joining a basis, you will share a room with someone of the same gender from your group. If you prefer a single room supplement in Kathmandu and on-route trekking, you can request for the single supplement (which will be at extra cost beside trip price stated).

We can also help you to book at different deluxe star category hotels on request for more details and information please feel free to contact us

Accommodation During Trekking:
In Annapurna base camp trek we provide accommodation in tea house (mountain lodge). A Tea House is a combination of a guest house, restaurant, and social hang out. The rooms are with twin beds and little additional furniture like small tables or chairs. Blankets are generally provided (we recommend that you carry your own sleeping bags). Most bathrooms are common with squatting (Asian) toilets or of western comfort with sitting toilets. Most Tea Houses / Lodge have running water facilities. Most of the lodges have hot water for showers, but with extra charge in using hot showers.

Meals During Trekking:
During the trekking session, full board meals are included (breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as tea or coffee provided). We provide food from these local lodge/tea houses as per choices on the menu.

Breakfast and dinner provided at the same tea house/lodge while lunch would be on the trail. Every Tea House serves traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), and as well a variety of different food items, such as rice, seasonable vegetables, noodles, potatoes, and soups. Some lodge serves western foods such as pizza, pasta, and French fries.

Soft drinks, snacks, and beer are available in most of the Tea Houses restaurants. A variety of cereals, bread, and eggs dishes are generally available for breakfast.

Safe Drinking Water in Trekking:
Safe drinking water is very important while we are on trek and we recommend that one should drink at least 3-4 liters water a day (this helps from de-hydration and altitude problem AMS).

We provide filtered clean water and adding purification pills in our entire trip package. Besides this, if you wish to drink sealed packed mineral and boiled water you can buy en route at extra cost.

Health and Fitness Required:
Health and physical fitness is the most important part of travel and in participating for trek and hiking. If you do not have previous trekking experience as required, you can start with morning walking exercise or cycling for weeks or month before/after booking the trip with us, if you have previous trekking and climbing experience it will add a plus point on the trek chosen, most of the trek is non-technical effort walks.

The highest height gain on this trip is at 4,130m above sea level. The walk involves lots of ups and down, walking through local villages, farmlands, terraces, and riverside as long as you have energy walking for 4- 6 hours a day, and if you are qualified for the trek but still requires moderate health and fitness. We strongly advise travelers to consult your medical doctor before traveling and do a regular check-up and hand the report to us while booking a trip with us.

Our Experience Trekking Guides and Staff with Safety:
Nepal mountainous country walk takes you to a remote region, it is necessary that you are accompanied by experienced and qualified guides and leaders for a safe journey and making the trip a success. We at Nepal Spirit Adventure employ native trekking guides and porters who are trained and qualified for this type of trip and have worked with us for a long time.

Our guide provides with much local information and offers you advice on how to use your free time and by coordinating day to day events of the tour, although (sometimes) he might need you to understand that if things do not go according to our plan set. Our trek guides are fully trained and licensed from Nepal Government, certify from TAAN and Nepal Mountaineering Association.

All our trekking and climbing guides are well qualified and highly experienced with 9- 10 years on this job. We provide training for our staff yearly on medical and climbing, with their efficiency, and cheerful attitude, providing helps, information and the needs of the guests of nationalities.

Assuring that all our trips are well managed by the expert team of tourism professional all our guides have a good knowledge regarding the culture and customs of the routes on trekking and tours, share experience and cultural insights of the country that’s missed out in travel guide books. During your time with us, you will have time learning Nepali phrases and other cultural aspects during the journey. As we organize varied treks in Nepal Himalaya, on group trekking we provide a trek leader with an assistance leader on each trekking depending upon the size of the groups.

This ensures safe travel with us as our guide/assistance guides get any health medical problem, we still have other main guides and leaders to run the trip smooth as per our standard itinerary. To make the trip enjoyable and pleasant we provide one guide to support and carry your bags among two people with one Sherpa helpers in certain conditions.

Caring Porter:
Our porter is fully equipped with warm gear and insured on each trip by the company. We take care of our staff/porters' welfare as well as the client’s safeties.
We closely work with (PAC) Porters Association International Act. We allow maximum load to be carried by our porter with 20 to 25 KG and make sure that your trekking duffel-kit bag should not be more than 20 KG.

Travel Insurance:
Travel insurance is a must and necessary that you are insured when booking trips with Nepal Spirit Adventure. Insurance protections should cover Travel / Medical sufficiently as well as emergency and immediate rescue evacuation by any means of transportation including helicopters on medical ground.

As well covering against loss or theft of your belonging and valuables and please make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing including others trips and adventure sports.

Nepal Spirit Adventure holds no responsibility and liability in case of loss, theft or damage of your belongings. We also let you know that Nepalese insurance companies do not have a travel insurance policy for foreign nationals. They have this policy only for Nepalese national. We advise you when you travel to Nepal please bring your insurance documents.

Re-Charging Batteries of Electronic Items on The Trek:
We can recharge your batteries, devices with electricity or solar power sources. In Nepal 220 240 volts 50 MHZ (50 Cycles per Second) power is supplied. Just need to have a plug adaptor in case of socket fitting, which you can buy in Kathmandu before the trip since the plugs in Nepal might be different. You might have to pay a small amount of fee/hour for using recharging facilities.

Passport & Visa:
All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need visas to enter Nepal. Nepalese visa can be obtained from the Nepalese Embassy or consulate in your home country or it can also be obtained at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu upon your arrival.

Most of our guests take Nepal Visa after they arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport. To get a Nepalese visa you should bring a valid passport and two passport size photos. The validity and visa fee are as follows.

Visa Valid Fee:
15 days US$ 25
30 days US$ 40
90 days US$ 100

Visa Extension:
Tourists can stay for a maximum of 150 days in a visa year (Jan 1 to Dec 31).
For further information, please contact
Department of Immigration
Kalikasthan, Kathmandu
Tel: 00977-1- 4429660 | 4438862 | 4438868 | 4433934
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/

High Altitude Sickness:
Altitude sickness often known as acute mountain sickness (A.M.S.) in general may occur when people ascend too quickly normally at altitudes of over 3000 m. Most people will feel some effect of altitude, shortness of breath and possibly a light-headed, which is fairly common. Acute mountain sickness is very different and normally involves a severe headache, sickness, and loss of awareness. In almost every potential case there are enough warning signs to take appropriate action. When symptoms of altitude sickness develop you, please tell your trekking guide. He will advise you do deal with your problem. Generally, overexertion and dehydration contribute to altitude sickness. So drink at least 3-4 liters of water every day besides tea and coffee which act as diuretics.

Group Size:
We organize any route of Nepal trek with fix departure basis or private trip, the minimum group size would be two and the maximum group size is ten of more on request. We can also organize a private trip to a solo person with a single supplement cost. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online market or ask us with your personal suitable flexible dates, we will open a group date on the same date.

Trekking Season:
Nepal has two best seasons for trekking Everest Three High Passes, as this trip is much adventurous and challenging, we always recommend that you book this kind of trip at the right time of the year as possible.

Trekking in Nepal is possible at any time of the year, depending on the area of the trekking area chosen. In Nepal, you can trek anywhere in any four seasons (Spring-Summer-Autumn / Fall or Winter), but the most popular trekking seasons are Spring and Autumn times. Nepal Spirit Adventure offers you to consider the following advice on the outstanding aspects of each season.

Autumn (September- October- November):
The autumn is one of the best seasons for trekking in the Himalayan region offers excellent weather and outstanding mountain views, the weather is clear and we can guarantee that you can witness fantastic mountain views and panorama.

This season is the peak time for trekking in Nepal Himalaya and you can also witness several Hindu festivals such as 15 days long Dashain, the biggest festival for all Nepalese, celebrating with a triumph of good over evil, and shortly afterward the 5 days long Tihar or Dipawali (Festival of Lights) follows.

Winter (December-January- February):
In winter snowfall times at higher elevations, the snowline descends considerably, and the weather is cold. So it is an ideal time for trekking at lower elevations below 3,000m in the foothills of Nepal with great views of the Himalayas, it can get cold at night and in the mornings, but during the day temperatures are mild when it is sunny.

Spring (March-April- May):
The spring is one of the best seasons for trekking in Nepal Himalaya. Many visitors travel to Nepal in the spring as trekking is fine in all Himalaya regions. The meadows and forest will be in full bloom with riots of colors of wildflowers specially rhododendron the , national flowers of Nepal, come in great varieties from bush to tall trees. The weather is warmer at lower elevations and at the higher elevations over 4,000m visibility is excellent and the temperature is quite moderate.

Summer (June-July- August):
During summer trek is warm and sweaty in the wet summer months, and also constitutes the monsoon season which can continue up to mid-September. Summer is a good time for the keen botanists and forest researchers as the higher valleys and meadows blossom with flowers and lush vegetation. It is not generally recommended to trek during the summer season except in the arid rain shadow areas like Upper Mustang, Dolpo and Kailash.

Nepal Himalaya will be in the grip of wet monsoon season starting from mid June to early September months, although morning are often clear for few hours for the views of sunrise and mountains, it can rain heavily almost every day, cloud hangs around by mid-morning, with frequent rain and occasional thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening times. The advantages of trekking in the summer months trekking along with a few crowds of trekkers and on the quiet trail.