Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek
“Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek – ABC Trek within a week”
- An enjoyable and scenic country walks on the high hills of the great Annapurna Himalaya.
- exploring high hills Gurung traditional villages enriched with ancient culture.
- walking into the lovely woodland of tall rhododendron-magnolia- pines and fir trees.
- Breathtaking views of snowcapped peaks at Annapurna base camp and beautiful sanctuary.
- starting and ending our scenic adventure from a picturesque holiday spot at Pokhara.
Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal is a relentless astounding walking adventure. Get ready to explore the base camp of Mt. Annapurna in just six days! Join the team of Awesome Nepal Treks for the unlimited fun and adventure in Nepal.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the famous trekking route of Nepal with a plethora of diversified communities and vegetation. Relish the vantage point. Choose it for the spectacular perspective of mountains and hilly landscape. Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is not like a regular trek in Nepal. Itinerary of this trekking journey is prepared after lots of planning an on-site visit.
Plan today and contact our travel planners. There is no limit to your desires. Everyone has a bucket list of places to go and things to do. They might be obstructed or hindered by the schedule. Therefore, Awesome Nepal Treks knitted many Annapurna Base Camp Trek itineraries. Choose any of these for an amazing walking holiday in Nepal.
Why Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek?
Our travel planners themselves tried the route and created the best ever shortest itinerary for the ABC Trek. Most of the travellers have very fewer holidays. Therefore, travel agencies fail to provide them with the legendary trekking journeys in Nepal. For such traveller having great physical strength and stamina, Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal is the best.
The journey of the Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal starts from Pokhara. Trekkers will start to walk from the Siwai region. It heads towards Chhomrung on the first day. The perspective of mountains and the surrounding seen from the Chhomrung village is amazing. This type of scenery on the first day of trekking will always motivate travelers.
Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is amazing. It is a well-thought scientific way to reach ABC. If you have physical stamina and desire, try it. Get amazed and thrilled.
Annapurna Base Camp Visit
Trekkers then take the overnight stop at Dovan and Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Early in the morning, the walking starts towards Annapurna Base Camp where we will take the breakfast and enjoy the sanctuary. The sight of the Annapurna range mountain is serene and pristine.
It is full of boundless emotions and enthusiasm. Once the beauty of ABC is captured, we will descend back to Himalaya. This is a tranquil scenic place of Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek route. Trekkers will eventually reach Pokhara via Chhomrong.
Explore Pokhara city. It is the Lake City of Nepal. The place is famous for lakes and mountain vistas. It is the best choice of both Nepalese and International tourists for holiday. It is always enticing and pleasant to stroll around Pokhara after trekking. This is definitely blissful. There are numerous things which you can do in Pokhara. This is actually the activities filled holiday destination. Paragliding, boating, cave exploration, bungee, zip flying, ultra flight, etc. are the few activities that you can do in Pokhara.
Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal is best suited for those searching for a walking holiday within a week’s time. Awesome Nepal Treks has many trekking and tour packages. You can always ask for help with our travel planners. Get all the information regarding budget, plans, itineraries and other stuff regarding your stay in Nepal.
Day 1: Meet at Pokhara; Drive to Motkyu: Trek to Chhomrong 2,170 m-06 hrs
Day 2: Trek to Dovan 2,600 m-07 hrs.
Day 3: Trek to MBC 3,700 m-08 hrs.
Day 4: Early Morning Hike to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m: Explore ABC: Trek to Himalaya 2,900 m-07 hrs.
Day 5: Trek to Chhomrong 2,170 m-07 hrs
Day 6: Trek to Motkyu- 03 hrs and drive to Pokhara 820 m- 03 hrs
Day 1: Meet at Pokhara; Drive to Motkyu- 03 hrs and trek to Chhomrong
Our trekking crew members including porters and trekking guide will meet you in your hotel. We will take the private vehicle towards Mudkyu and start the walking. Once we cross the iconic long suspension bridge, we will reach Jhinu. We will have to walk uphill towards Chhomrung. The journey from Mudkyu to Chhomrung is about 3 hours.
Day 2: Trek to Dovan 2,600 m-07 hrs
On this day we will start the journey downhill towards Chhomrung River. For about a brief hour of time, we will walk uphill towards Tilje. We will then walk all the way uphill towards Sinuwa. From this place, we will walk around the hill on the Nepalese flatland. From Phuldighar we will walk downhill to Bamboo. From this place again our journey is a gentle climb, as well as a few downhill walks, takes us to Dovan. The place is forested on the bank of Modi River. This is a pristine place. You will be amazed by the spectacular scenery of Mt. Machhapuchhre.
Day 3: Trek to MBC 3,700 m-08 hrs
We will start our journey from Dovan early in the morning. The perspective of mountains and the landscape on this section is awesome. We will walk through valleys and foothills of various hills overlooking the gigantic mountain peaks. The rivers and waterfalls, as well as the green lush forest are ever-present. We will trek past Himalaya, Hinku Cave and Deurali to reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp. After Deurali the trail leaves the forested area and enter towards the widened valleys with less vegetation. Overnight at Machhapuchhre Base Camp
Day 4: Early Morning Hike to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m Explore ABC; Trek to Himalaya 2,900 m-07 hrs
On this day early in the morning, we will walk towards Annapurna Base Camp. If possible, we will start our journey as early to experience the sunrise from the Annapurna Base Camp. We will explore the Annapurna Base Camp. The place is amazing that’s why to collect as many memories as possible. After a short stay in the base camp, we will trek back to Himalaya. The panoramic view of the mountains is astounding in this section. Even if we trek back the same route the perspective is surprisingly spectacular. As the journey descends the altitude also decreases prompting the better breathing and better experience. Overnight at Himalaya
Day 5: Trek to Chhomrong 2,170 m-07 hrs
On this day the walking is downhill until Bamboo. The trail is full of green lush forests and cascades. The chirping sound of the birds and the chilled mountain air is definitely enticing. The trail from Bamboo to Khuldighar is uphill. The trail enters the gradual trail path around the hill until Sinuwa. We will then walk downhill to Chhormong River and after crossing the river we will ascend to village. Therefore, heed the instructions of the trekking guide and maintain your pace. Walking downhill is very deceptive as you might be caught up with the muscle strain as the short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is physically demanding. Pace yourself and enjoy your time in Chhomrong recollecting the journey of the Annapurna Base Camp.
Day 6: Trek to Motkyu 03 hrs and drive to Pokhara 820 m-03 hrs
We will follow the same route of Day 1 on this day. Evening the cultural dinner with the management of Awesome Nepal Treks at Pokhara will be amazing. We will asses the entire trip and bid farewell.
- Full meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
- Hot drinks (Tea and coffee).
- Seasonal fresh fruit dessert everyday
- Mountain lodge accommodation
- Trekking equipment such as down-filled sleeping bag and jacket for the trek
- Private transport from Pokhara to trek starting point and return to Pokhara from the ending point.
- All necessary paperwork and permits (Annapurna Conservation permit and TIMS )
- An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porter to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
- Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food and lodging.
- Hot shower
- All government and local taxes.
- Lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- Wi-Fi. and electronic device recharge.
- Bottled drinks and boiled water.
- Personal expenses.
- Travel insurance and evacuation insurance
- Tips for staff.
The requirement for Annapurna area high altitude Treks:
Annapurna Himalaya region one of the most popular and listed as world Top Ten adventure destinations by several leading Travel Guide Books and magazines including Lonely Planet.
Annapurna region offers varied trekking routes from moderate, adventurous to challenging walks that involves high passes above 5,000 meters.
For moderate treks for few days to a week where all trekkers should be physically fit and in sound health, as most of the longer treks takes from 5 hrs to 8 hrs of maximum walks.
Beginners and all interested people can join in Annapurna area trekking for few days or more, truly suitable for family-school / collage groups as well to corporate executives, where on this trip requires minimum gear staying overnights in local nice lodges.
Most of the region in Himalayan where walks leads ups and downhills with some gradual portions depending upon your choice of trips and interest.
For Adventurous walks involves high altitude walks from above 2,500 to 5,000 meters high, with some gradual trails with ups and downhill with touch of high altitude that makes its more adventurous.
Challenging and demanding treks which leads you away from main villages in pure wilderness on the off beaten tracks for some days in complete isolation in the harmony of giant mountains and in tranquil environment and crossing high passes of above 5,000 m.
Where trekkers should be fit with sound medical background and with experience on outdoor activities and some exercise to join in Adventurous and Challenging treks within high Annapurna Himalaya or around remote destinations around Nepal Himalaya.
Passport & Visa Information:
Nepal visa is the easiest visa to obtain; you may buy your Nepal visa at your nearest Nepalese Embassy/ Consulate or Mission offices abroad or buy this upon on arrival to Kathmandu international airport as per your convenient. You have to have 2 passport size photographs, Visa fees in US$ & valid passport at least for 6 months valid at the starting of the trip.
Visa rules applies to all wide world travelers apart from Indian nationality, transit visa is provided for foreign nationality for 3 days. Visa must be obtained for staying over the initial period of three days. Currently, foreign national can obtain Nepalese visa from the following border.
Tourist Visa Fees: 3 days transit visa - Free of Cost
Multiple entry 15 days - US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days - US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days - US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
(For further information, please, contact us or Department of Immigration, Maitighar, Impact Building, Kathmandu, and Tel: 00977-1-4221996 / 4223590 / 4222453,
Download visa form-: www.nepalimmigration.gov.np
For Annapurna region Trek, the minimum group size would be two and maximum group size of ten or more on request. We also organize private trip to solo travelers with single supplement trip cost. Please check our estimated group departure dates available online or inquire for your own personal dates.
Our Guides, Trip & Safety:
Walking in Nepal hills take you to remote Himalayan region, it is very essential that you are accompanied with experienced and qualified leader and guide for safety measures to enjoy your trip with us.
Awesome Nepal Treks provides highly experienced native guides who knows the area much better than anyone else, all our staff and guides are qualified for all types of treks and tour around Himalaya with medical knowledge to assist the group when required on emergency purpose.
Awesome Nepal guides are all experienced with license from concern department of Nepal Government, the company well accepted and certified by TAAN & Nepal Mountaineering Association, NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association) and other tourism related department.
On each trip, led by Trek / Group Leader with assistance leader or head guide / Sirdar all our arrangement well planned for safe travel providing insurance to all our field staff and guides including porters.
There is no way to prepare for altitude other than to spend time at altitude with acclimatization days. Being in very good physical condition will help ameliorate some of the exhaustion that people often feel, but it will not prevent altitude caused medical problems such as Acute Mountain Sickness.
Our itinerary designed with high degree of awareness on AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) in mind and to ensure a comfortable and safe adventure trek in the Himalayas. Staying well and hydrated and rest will help a lot.
The maximum elevation on trek at ABC 4,130m above sea level. Obviously this altitude range is high, but this takes slowly as walk starts from 820m to various altitude range with enough days of good daily walks to get acclimatize on route before reaching higher ground.
The other trek that involves high altitude is around or Annapurna Circuit which takes you to the highest point at 5,416 on top Thorong-la pass with downhill towards 3,800 m at Muktinath, but on this trips walks gaining heights slowly and gradually with enough time to get acclimatize with rest day before heading higher level.
Travel Insurance & Vaccination:
All visitors must obtain personal travel insurance to join us for our Himalayan trips. You must be having a travel insurance which must cover helicopter evacuation, trip cancellation and medical expenses. And it is suggested that you buy your insurance policy from you homeland country before traveling as it is difficult buying local travel insurance policy for foreigners in Nepal.
Vaccination is required to plan to your trip to Nepal but it is not a must to have thing to come, but highly suggested. Your doctor will have the information of vaccination you would require to the country you will be traveling.
Hepatitis A, Japanese Encephalitis, Polio, Rabies, Tetanus, Typhoid and Malaria etc. are the recommended vaccination for traveling to Nepal.
Meals and Accommodations:
While in Kathmandu and in Pokhara, your accommodation is at 3 star deluxe hotel that comfort your stays in city and while in trek, your accommodation is at Mt. Lodge and Guest House which is clean and comfortable. Our entire accommodation is at twin share unless stated but single supplement accommodation is also available on personal request at the additional cost of US$- 200.
In city, only breakfast is included on the offered trip itinerary but while in trek full board of meals is included (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, and Tea- Coffee).
We provide meals from local tea- house/ Lodge on route treks, breakfast and dinner is to be provided from the same tea- house/ guest house we would overnight but lunch would be on walk to our designated destination with overnight stop.
Foods provided are depends on the availability of lodges and season wise in general providing you with Nepalese foods (Dal Bhat), Tibetan fried bread, various soups, Momo’s (steamed dumplings), potatoes, pastas and even a version of pizza! So, over all you have a different choice of food on trek.
Best trekking Seasons:
Nepal have two best seasons for Annapurna Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit Trekking, we will inform and suggest you to choose the right time of the year as far as possible to enjoy this trip with best weather condition.
Spring: - (March, April, May) - Best warmest time to trek. Rhododendron flowers in bloom- excellent trails and clear skies, best visibility. Good Temperature, warmest weather of the year.
Autumn: (Mid-September, October and November) - Excellent trails, clear blue skies, best visibility. Best Time to Trek
Winter Months: - (December, January and February) are also good, but it’s obviously colder. You have to be prepared for this. It is up to you to plan this trek at this cold time or not.
Summer: Monsoon, so rain and visibility can be a big issue (from Mid-June, July and August). We do not suggest you this time for the trek unless you are botanical student or lovers of green and flowers which will be the right time but very wet specially around southern Annapurna areas than northern side.
Support staff (porter):
Our porter are fully equipped and insured for each trip they are undertaking with us. As you know that we are very sincere with the porter issues and their situation while on trek thus we make sure that our porter are fully prepared for the trip. We are closely working with International Porter Progress Association for the welfare and befit for the touristic porters. The maximum load carried by our porter is 20 to 25 KG maximum so be sure that your trekking bag so not load more than 12 KG.
Contact us for further information via various means from phone, e-mail and face book for booking procedure and confirmation. We have online trip booking option, you may go on that link, choose your trip and date and follow the instruction with information required and summit us. Once your trip booking request would be received, we would suggest you the final trip booking procedure with advance payment of the trip. Non-refundable deposit of 25 % (per person) is required to confirm a place on selected trips.
Please feel free to contact us for further queries and information regarding our trip booking Process of the chosen treks with us.
The following are what we advise you obtain in the way of equipment and gear before trekking in Nepal, and are meant to keep you mobile and comfortable in a range of expected weather conditions. Trekking gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu at cheaper prices, remember Nepal is the home of Mount Everest, there is plenty of choice and our staff can assist you with the necessary arrangements. Except for your day pack, all luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 33lbs/15kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking portion of the trip can be checked in the hotel’s storage room for no extra cost.
- Buff headwear /neckwear
- Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Head Torch
- Cotton T-shirts and Thermals
- Fleece jacket
- Waterproof/windproof jacket
- Down filled jacket
- Lightweight cotton pants (long)
- Waterproof Pants
- Thermal underwear
- Thin inner socks
- Thick and warm wool hiking socks
- Comfortable Hiking boots
- Sneakers /slippers
- Gore-tex gloves
- Sleeping bag rated to - 20°C
- Trekking bags/duffel bag
- Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
- Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
- Water bottle or camel bag
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