Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek 8-Days

Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Trip Highlights

  • Visit Gurung and Magar locality, experience local culture in Ghaundruk, explore terraced Farmlands and high hills
  • Trek through the beautiful landscape of “Annapurna Sanctuary” and enjoy country walks on the hills of the Annapurna Himalaya
  • Take bath in natural hot spring in Jhinu Danda
  • Witness the stunning views of mountains like Machhapuchhere, Himchuli, Dhaulagiri, etc.

Annapurna Base Camp located in the Annapurna Region is one of the exceptional treks that offers the extraordinary Mountain View with rich cultural diversity. Annapurna Base Camp is also known as the “Annapurna Sanctuary”. ABC Trek provides the view of the whole mountain ranges. Moreover, trekkers get a chance to enjoy the trek at its fullest with thrills and excitements.

The 8-days Annapurna Basecamp Trek is one of the short and beautiful treks in the Annapurna region; so trekkers get a chance to experience the beauty of Mother Nature at its best. The trekking route takes trekkers through a densely forested path full of varieties of flora and fauna; with changing the landscape, awe-inspiring mountain views, lush farmlands, and traditional large Gurung villages.

The attraction of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek features the panoramic view of massive mountains; like Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna II (7,937m), Annapurna III (7,555m), Annapurna IV (7,525m); Annapurna South (7,219m), Fishtail Mountain (6,993m), Mt Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Hiunchuli (6,441m), Gangapurna (7,455m) and other Himalayan peaks. Along with the extraordinary view of mountains in the background, the trek also provides an opportunity to explore various ethnic groups like Gurung, Magar, Thakali, etc. and their unique culture and lifestyle.

The trekking trail also takes trekkers to the different villages of Annapurna area from large Gurung village “Ghandruk” to Sinuwa, Deurali, Bamboo, and Jhinu Danda. Jhinu Danda offers trekkers an opportunity to enjoy the hot spring to relax their aching body from trekking. The Annapurna base camp trek is perfect for those travelers who are limited time-wise but still wish to enjoy the diverse landscape and get acquaintance with people of various ethnic groups to learn about their lifestyle and culture.

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TOUR DETAILS
  • Duration 8 Days
  • Vacation Style Trekking
  • Max-Altitude 4,315m
  • Activity Level Moderate
  • Group Size 1 - 20 pax
ACCOMODATION

Double/Twin Sharing In Hotel/Lodge.

Transportation:
Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus/Flight

Meal:
Full Board During The Trek

Leaving the Kathmandu city behind, we take a 6 hours’ drive to Pokhara early in the morning. Moving alongside the Trishuli River and enjoying the amazing view of green hills, mountains and landscapes we reach Pokhara which is also known as “City of Lake”. After reaching Pokhara, if the time permits we will do boating in Phewa Lake and stroll around the lakeside. Overnight in Hotel.

Today we take an early morning hour and a half drive to Nayapul in private jeep enjoying the scenic view throughout the ride. Upon reaching Nayapul, we begin our first day of a trek to Ghandruk which takes about 5 hours to reach. Following the flow of Modi Khola River, we make our way to the village of Birethanti. We then ascend gradually to Ghandruk relishing the beautiful view of lowland rice fields. Ghandruk is a large Gurung village which offers the stunning view of Annapurna South (7219m), Fishtail (6993m), & Annapurna III (7755m). Overnight at Lodge.

Leaving behind the Ghandruk, we head towards Sinuwa which requires 6-7 hours of walking. Today, we ascend through steep stone staircase enjoying the majestic view of Annapurna South (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Fishtail Mountain (6993m), and Gangapurna (7455m). We also pass through the densely forested trail full of rhododendrons, oak and pines trees, and few beautiful villages before finally arriving at Sinuwa. Overnight at Lodge.

Today we begin our trek with a mild descent for a while, we then climb uphill until we reach the village of Deurali. The trekking trail also passes through dense bamboo forests. We also stumble across shrines on our way to Deurali. Overnight at Lodge.

Today we head towards Annapurna Base Camp which is about 1000m far away from Deurali. We trek through the dense alpine forest followed by a steep trail over to the mountain side. Enjoying the majestic view of mountains in the background, we make our way to Annapurna Base camp which is also known as the Annapurna Sanctuary. The base camp offers stunning panoramic views of several peaks like Mt. Machhapuchhre (6997m), Annapurna South (7229m), Annapurna I (8091m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Gangapurna (7454m), and Annapurna III (7555m). Overnight at Lodge.

Leaving the beautiful ABC behind, we retrace our same trail down to the bank of Modi Khola at Bamboo village. We descend through a long stone staircase enjoying the company of amazing landscapes and Mountain View in the background to cheer us up. Overnight at Lodge in Bamboo.

We begin our today’s trek climbing uphill to Kuldighar at first then followed by a downhill walk to Chhomrong Khola. Climbing the stone staircase, we reach Chhomrong. We then continue to descend to Jhinu Danda through rhododendron and bamboo forest. Jhinu Danda offers us an opportunity to enjoy the hot spring to relax our relief our pain from trekking. Overnight at Lodge.

For our last day trek, we head towards Nayapul relishing the stunning view of hill landscape in the background. We also stumble across the Donkey and horse heading towards their destination on our way. Upon reaching Nayapul, we take a short drive to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Trekking permits/TIMS.
  • Stay in the city at the finest hotel (2 nights twin sharing room at Pokhara).
  • Lodge expenses during the trek.
  • Licensed, experienced and English speaking trekking guide.
  • Insurance of guide and porter.
  • Fresh seasonal fruits after the dinner (while on the trek).
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (provided upon request).
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner during the trek.
  • All required local and government taxes.
  • Airport pickup and drop facility.
  • A porter and his entire expenses.
  • Trekking Map.
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu travel on a tourist bus.
  • Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara travel in a private car.
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Tipping to staffs (as an appreciation).
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation.
  • Extra hot showers, wifi & battery charging on a trek.
  • Cost for additional trips.
  • Nepal arrival visa.
  • Meals in Pokhara.

FAQs

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will too, you can.

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. The charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay a certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at a lower elevation.

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

Yes. The Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during offseason.

For the Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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