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Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek

8 Days

Trip Highlights

  • Sleep at night in lap of Annapurna Himalaya
  • Experience the different culture & Nature
  • Explore the Natural hot spring at Jhinu Danda
  • Excellent views of Annapurna South and Fishtail
  • Visit to Typical Gurung villages at Chomrong

Annapurna Base Camp short trek is the base camp of Mt. Annapurna (4130m). Annapurna Base Camp short trek lies in foothills of the Himalayas in the northern part of the western Nepal. The entire 7,639 square kilometers surrounding area of the Annapurna region is protected by the Annapurna Conservation area Project (ACAP). It is the largest and first conservation Area of Nepal.

Annapurna itself is a Mountain and is also a part of the Annapurna massif‒ a large mountain mass‒ that includes a peak (over8,000m), thirteen peaks (over7,000m), and sixteen others (over6,000m). The Annapurna Base Camp Trek also known as Annapurna Sanctuary is one of the most popular trekking routes for trekkers in Nepal.

Annapurna Base Camp Short Treks starts from the foothills of Nayapul ridge, some 35 kilometers away from Pokhara. After reaching Nayapul by bus or car, you will trek to Tikhedunga and then Ghorepani Poon Hill, an awesome viewpoint that provides you with an opportunity to watch the sunrise view of already mesmerizing Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna, Tukuche Peak, Nilgiri, and Lamjung Himal. The major places of this treks are Nayapul, Tikhedunga, Ghorepani (2675m), Poonhill (3210m), Tadapani (2675m), Deurali (3230m), Annapurna Base Camp (4130m), Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3820m), Dovan (2630m), and Jhinu Danda (1750m). The trail encompasses several traditional villages inhabited by many ethnic groups such as Gurung, Magar, and Thakali. Living in their unique styles, these ethnic groups warm you up with their cordial hospitality.

Note: AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions has also designed a unique 8-day Itinerary for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek keeping your interests, time and budget in mind. We are always ready to customize your trip if the set itinerary is not appropriate for you.

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara (827m) and drive to Nayapul – trek to Jhinu Danda (1400m), 4-5 hrs.
Day 02: Trek from Jhinu Danda – Sinuwa to Bamboo (2340m) 6-7 hrs.
Day 03: Trek from Bamboo to Deurali (3230m) 6-7 hrs.
Day 04: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) 5-6 hrs.
Day 05: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Dovan (2600m) 6-7 hrs.
Day 06: Trek from Dovan to Jhinu Danda (1400m) 5-6hrs.
Day 07: Trek from Jhinu Danda to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara.
Day 08: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus.

Price for The Trip:

We could not include the cost of each package on the company’s website. The only question most of our customers have is why AlpineTrav Treks did not include the price in the package. Because, in order to provide you with a reasonable price and try to address your every need, we want to provide you with some information. Which will help your trip budget.

Please read below for more information.

  • The trip cost always depends upon group size, hotel accommodation of category and client’s desire budget.
  • The above itinerary is a standard guideline that AlpineTrav Treks provides you with advice and tips. And this itinerary can be modified according to your time and needs.
  • After our trip is confirmed, the price will be adjusted in our contract, if the customer wants to add some services, we will charge for those additional services and if he wants to reduce some services, we will reduce the fee accordingly.
  • Itinerary is published in full board operation services for clear understanding of the customer. Among many options such as hotel facilities in Kathmandu and Pokhara, the client can make own choice.
  • Cost - also depends on the number of porters and mode of transport. Let us know through email, whatsApp or message.
  • Please do not hesitate to contact AlpineTrav Treks for any information regarding your selected package. We'll work together to customize your trip to meet your exact requirement so that you have a memorable trip.
  • We're a local travel agency. When you book with us, you get best possible price, which is middle-man free.
  • We don't add hidden extra cost. Airport to Airport services and all trips include travel permit, lodging and fooding. There are no surprises with hidden costs.

Details Itinerary

After a 25-minute flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, we will make a short drive to the Nayapul trailhead, from where our trek will begin! On this first real day of trekking, we will cross relatively easy terrain to reach Jhinu Danda. We pass villages and waterfalls of picturesque beauty. We will trek through lush green forests. It takes four to five hours from Nayapul. After checking in to our guesthouse and dropping off our bags, we will have plenty of time to explore the Hotspring. Overnight stay at guesthouse

Today we proceed from Chomrong/Sinuwa. Trail distance is approximately six to seven hours. We will pass pine, oak and rhododendron forests, stone steps, terraces and hot springs, up and down rivers, inaccessible paths and small windows, occasional slips and saguaros, so pay special attention to this. Stay overnight in bamboo or Dovan. It takes 2 hours to reach Dovan from Bans.

We go through bamboo timberland that is soggy and cold at that point climbs consistently with a couple of soak segments of the route. It is simply subsequent to arriving at Hotel in Himalaya that the backwoods opens up and we are out in the sun again with astonishing perspectives on the chilly stream underneath. It is a precarious move up through a lot drier woodland before coming to Hinku Cave. From here we can see the trail drop nearer to the waterway before climbing again to Deurali, the most beautiful stretch of the day. The vegetation is sparser, permitting enchanted perspectives on the valley, the waterway underneath, and the sheer cliffs, above with groups of wispy cascades. Stay overnight at the hotel in Deurali.

Finally, here comes the day when we reach our final destination of the trip, Annapurna Base Camp. Reaching the base camp of the 10th highest mountain in the world, Mount Annapurna, is the most spell-binding sentiment on the track. We climb delicately through a waterway bed, then over a lofty trail over a mountainside and reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp. The trekking from Bagar to Machhapuchhre Base Camp is fairly persistent. From MBC, we watch 10s of mountains' vistas. The vegetation vanishes while in transit to Annapurna Base Camp and the way enlarges as we enter the Annapurna Sanctuary. Annapurna Base Camp is just 2 hours’ walk from the sanctuary. Overnight night at Annapurna Base Camp.

After completing our mission we return to Bamboo. But, in the morning the base camp has covered by the rays of sunrise that give you the life dream satisfaction. Comparatively, you can walk easily when you descend. This day we return to Bamboo on a gradually descending path. We retrace our previous route. Overnight in Bamboo.

A few hours long walk from Bans to New Bridge descends enjoying the scenic view. Here we will stay or we will return to Pokhara on the same day.

Today is the last day of the trek and beautiful Pokhara is your destination. After walking for a few hours from Naya Pul to Naya Pul, we will go to Pokhara by private car or tourist bus.

Kathmandu is separated from Pokhara by 200km. Prithvi Highway links Pokhara with Kathmandu. It takes 7 hrs to reach Kathmandu from Pokhara by bus. You will be transferred to the hotel where you will have a pleasant stay.

Services we offer in a package:

Cost Inclusion

  • AlpineTrav Treks provides pick-up and drop services from international airport on your arrivals and departures.
  • Representative of AlpineTrav Treks will be waiting for you on arrived in international airport with a your name's placard so that you can easily find our person. And you will be transfers to your demanded Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • According to the trekking package schedule, AlpineTrav Treks will arrange 2 nights demand category (from tourist star to five-star) of hotel accommodations in Kathmandu.
  • According to the trekking package schedule, AlpineTrav Treks will arrange 2 nights demand category (from tourist star to five-star) of hotel accommodations in Pokhara.
  • According to the trip program, AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions arranged flight tickets from Kathmandu to Pokhara for trekking members.
  • AlpineTrav Treks will provide Experienced and government authorized (licensed holder) high altitude trekking guide during the trekking period.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions will provided 1 porter for every 2 trekkers with 1:4 assistant guide to client ratio.
  • Transportation we will provided during the trekking or major city for members as per the itinerary. (with staffs for during trekking)
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions will provide you with a clean and cozy teahouse/lodge to stay in and eat during the trekking.
  • Most of the trekking trail, lunch is done on the way between the starting and ending the day of hiking while dinner and breakfast at the teahouse/lodge where you have overnight stay.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provides a clean, Nutritious, and fresh food (B, L, D) at the lovely teahouse/lodge throughout the trekking.
  • As Annapurna Base Camp is at the Annapurna conservation territory, AlpineTrav Treks provide you a permit for Annapurna conservation.
  • The Trekkers' Information Management Systems permit issued by the trekking agency association of Nepal is required to enter the area of Annapurna Conservation, so AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provide you a TIMS permit too.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provides all wages, equipment, and insurance for elaborate trekking staff.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provide first aid medical kits for the group and the staff, taking care of your trekking and health safety.
  • AlpineTrav Treks for members convenience always provide maps of related trekking.
  • AlpineTrav Treks will provide clean and warm down jacket and sleeping bag during the trekking, taking care of your comfort and health. (Sleeping bag and down jacket must be returned after completion of trek)
  • The above offer package price includes our service charges, government charges, and all taxes and vat.
  • We want to offer you to have dinner with us before you departed from Kathmandu. It will be an opportunity for you to see and learn about Nepali culture and tradition.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions offer you farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant or AlpineTrav Treks with families Kathmandu before departure.

Cost Exclusion

  • Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal and Pokhara is also the second city of Nepal. Since this citys offers high quality and delicious food from different countries and groups, we were hoping you could taste the meals you like. For that reason, during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara, you will have to arrange lunch and dinner (except the farewell dinner).
  • Suppose you want to take any packed food, snacks, drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, and carbonated soft drinks, any types of alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, and nutria-bars during the trek. In that case, you have to buy it yourself.
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of Items of personal trekking equipment, laundry expenses, tips, Landlines, mobiles, satellite phones, and the internet service exclude in the package.
  • Trekking is an adventurous activity that always takes place in remote areas. So, safety is the primary factor for us. Therefore, you have to have your travel insurance covering the cost of emergency rescue, medical treatment, medical tests, and hospitalization before you arrive for the trip to Nepal.
  • The package cost offered above does not include your international flight ticket and Nepal's tourist visa, so that you have to pay for your international flight ticket and tourist visa yourself.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural disasters, landslides, political disturbances, changes in government regulations exclude.
  • The short sentence, "The services we provide in the above package cost inclusive," will cost extra if you want more than additional services you have to pay extra.
  • Those Employees who are involved in your trekking are hoping for tips, gifts, or something at the end of the trip, which is an opportunity to say how happy you are with our staff and what kind of service you have rendered.
  • Your guide and porters will expect the tips according to the international system in the trekking package for your information.

Price for The Trip:

We could not include the cost of each package in the company website. Most of our clients have the same query that i.e. why AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions had not include the price in the package. To provide your service in reasonable cost and attempt to address your each requirement, we desired to provide you with some information which directly affects the cost and also helps us to breakdown the cost. That’s why, we have clarified our customers that because of following reasons we have not included the cost in our website and package:

Please read below for more information.

  • Cost depends upon group size.
  • Costs may affect guide and numbers of porter.
  • The cost depends upon the category of hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • The cost depends upon the mode of transport (private car, flight or tourist bus).
  • The itinerary can be changed according to your choice.
  • Above mentioned itinerary is airport to airport service.
  • The itinerary can be designed according to your time and budget.
  • Please contact us for dates, cost and duration – days.

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Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek

Trip Facts

  • 8 Days, 7 days trekking
  • Easy to Moderate
  • 4130m/13546ft.
  • (Autumn) September to December and (Spring) March to May
  • TIA (Kathmandu)
  • Kathmandu, Airport
  • Mode: Private Car, Flight or Tourist Bus
  • Hotels, Teahouse/Lodges
  • 1 - Maximum 12

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