Shortest Annapurna Base Camp Trek – 5 Days
“Annapurna Base Camp Trek within 5 days for limited time trekkers“
- 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.
Shortest Annapurna Base Camp Trek – 5 Days, an adventure of the lifetime. 5 days of walking holiday offers travellers to be at the foothill of the world’s 10th tallest mountain Mt. Annapurna. This is completely a unique trekking package to choose for a short holiday in Nepal. However, the trip requires sound physical fitness and perseverance. To reach the base camp of the mountain in just 5 days is not an ordinary feat. In fact, it is absolutely doable.
You will not find the chance anywhere in the world. The chance is to gaze at mountains from close range and staying overnight at the foothill of massive mountains in the organized lodging facility. Annapurna I (8091 m) is sacred goddess mountain. It is named after the goddess of harvest and food. No wonder the water full of minerals streaming from the Peak has been irrigating the farmlands downhill for ages.
Shortest Annapurna Base Camp Trek – 5 Days: Route Overview
The Journey starts from Pokhara leads you towards mid-green hills within farm villages of Gurung people interwoven with the Buddhist religion. As trek follows Modi River right up to its glacial source at Annapurna base camp, the scenic Sanctuary walking endows the excitement. The area surrounded by high peaks, probably the only base camp in whole Himalaya range where you stay in the comfort of the nice and cosy lodge.
After a wonderful time at Annapurna Base Camp, the return journey leads to lovely scenic walks back to Pokhara. Trekkers will return back to Pokhara via Jhinu Village. The village is very famous for natural hot water springs. However, time is a constraint. The site is about half an hour downhill from the trail. Therefore, trekkers on this short Annapurna Base Camp Trek skip this and head to Pokhara. The trek follows downhill to warmer areas to conclude this magnificent adventure at Pokhara.
Shortest Annapurna Base Camp Trek – 5 Days: Features
The most exciting travel tales can create which will be worthy to be shared for the generations to come after the most exciting adventure of all times. Book the Shortest Annapurna Base Camp Trek – 5 Days. Feed your travelling soul with chilled breezy memories of Annapurna Base Camp, serene beauty of green lush forests and the soothing sound of the swift white water river.
Fascinating to know that Annapurna the only base camp in all Himalaya range to have nice and cosy lodge right at the bottom of world’s tenth highest peak, where trekkers and adventurer can stay in comfort with stunning views of massive Annapurna range of mountains that surrounds the base camp and beautiful sanctuary.
Shortest Annapurna Base Camp Trek – 5 days leads you with an enjoyable time. You will soak in the beautiful scenery on daily walks right in the heart of world’s tenth highest Mt. Annapurna I. Undoubtedly, the great feat and adventure on this scenic walk with eye-catching views of the massive mountain range.
The Himalayas extends close to Dhaulagiri in the west and Manaslu towards the east. One of the most fascinating adventure destinations in all Himalaya, where green hills and rainforest meets the glaciers, is the voyage of Shortest Annapurna Base Camp Trek – 5 Days.
Day 01: Meet at Pokhara: Drive to Siwai 1,250 m (2-3 hrs) and trek to Chhomrong 2,170 m, 5 hrs.
Day 02: Trek to Himalaya 2,840 m, 8 hrs.
Day 03: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m, 8 hrs.
Day 04: Trek back to Bamboo 2,310 m, 8 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Motkyu 1,550 m (6 hrs )and drive to Pokhara, 3 hrs
Day 01: Meet at Pokhara: Drive to Siwai 1,250m (trekking point) and trek to Chhomrong 2,170 m - 07 hrs
We begin the trek from Siwai. We will take a private vehicle to Siwai which takes about 3 hours along the snake line road via Naudanda, Nayapul and Birethanti. The trekking route from Siwai to Chhomrong is very picturesque. We will start our walk and the route leads through smaller farm villages then cross the new long suspension bridge over Kimrong Khola heading towards a nice village at Jhinu Danda. This is really enthralling.
From Jhinu the route is all the way uphill along the terraced farm fields up to Chhomrong. This is also one of the vantage point of the trail. Relish the tremendous view of Annapurna South, Fishtail, Hiunchuli and Annapurna III visible from Chhomrong, the gateway village towards Annapurna Base Camp. This is a large and last permanent Gurung village before Annapurna base camp, other places on the route beyond Chhomrong are a temporary settlement to cater the need of trekkers with the lodge and guest houses all the way to Annapurna base camp.
Day 02: Trek to Himalaya Hotel 2,840 m - 08 hrs.
We will take a Morning walk downhill to the river, then crossing a short bridge heading up to reach at Sinuwa at 2,330 m high, a lonely spot with few shops and nice lodges walk from here leads into cool forested area of oaks-rhododendron and pines trees and then a short steep descend to Bamboo a small settlement with 5-6 lodges surrounded by bamboo trees, On Modi River gorge.
After Bamboo slightly more than an hour of slow climb brings to Dovan. After Dovan with the sound of raging Modi River, our walk leads higher through thickly forested area reaching to Himalaya Hotel located beneath Huichuli peak.
Day 03: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m - 08 hrs.
The trail continues steeply up to the Hinko cave. Then after short descend and then crossing ablation of old avalanches of a rocky moraine, then a short climb brings at Deurali after leaving the gorge area to more wide open area. From Deurali heading higher leaving the tree lines behind following the raging glacial Modi River all the way to Machhapuchhre base camp at 3,700 m high, located beneath towering North Face of the Fish Tail Mountain.
After a nice lunch stop at MBC finally, our walk leads into famous and picturesque Annapurna Sanctuary where Annapurna Base camp is located. MBC, the starting point of the sanctuary, as the walk leads higher ground for a few hours and the amphitheater of peaks that surrounds this amazing place gives chilling sensation. Two hours of ascending brings you to the highest spot of this adventure at Annapurna base camp with 4,130 meters elevation.
In afternoon and evening relish by overlooking Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545ft) Annapurna South (7,219m-23,693ft), Gangapurna (7,455m-24,457ft) and Annapurna III (7,555m-24,787ft), including to Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fish-tail) at 6,790 m stretch up towards Tent Peak / Tharpu Chuli and Fluted Peak or Singu Chuli.
Day 04: Trek back to Bamboo 2,310 m - 08 hrs.
We will observe the splendid sunrise from the Annapurna Base Camp. After breakfast we will start to descend. Enjoy the return trip as our travel experts suggests you will get outstanding experience while returning back from the high altitude destination to low altitude destination. We will then hike down to Modi Khola at Bamboo, the elevation drops by 1700m. The area is flanked by some lodges and tea-houses isolated among the vastness of the open mountain, greeted each morning by crisp cold air and the immensity of solitary desolation. Overnight at Bamboo.
Day 05: Trek to Modktu 1,550 m - 06 hrs and drive to Pokhara 820 m - 03 hrs.
From Bamboo on leaving Modi River gorge climb leads up to Khuldighar into the forested area, and then a short gradual walk to Sinuwa danda, from here trail descends to Chhomrong Khola, after crossing short suspension bridge trail leads up to the top of Chhomrong village.
After Chhomrong, trail descend all the way to scenic and lovely Jhinu village located on a ridge top with views of surrounding landscapes and rolling green hills and then we will cross the bridge and walk on a plain track to Modktu. We will then drive back to Pokhara after completing a wonderful and fabulous time up in the high mountains.
- All necessary paperwork and permits (Annapurna Conservation permit and TIMS )
- Private transport from Pokhara to trek starting point and return to Pokhara from ending point.
- Full meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
- Hot drinks (Tea and coffee).
- Trekking equipment such as down-filled sleeping bag and jacket(to be returned after trek completion)
- An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
- Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food and lodging.
- All mountain accommodation.
- Hot shower
- All government and local taxes.
- Lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- Wi-Fi. and electronic device recharge.
- Bottled drinks (alcoholic and non alcoholic).
- Personal expenses.
- Travel insurance and medical insurance
- Tips for staff.
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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