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Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 5 Days

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Good to Know
  • Duration 5 Days
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Trip Destination Annapurna Base Camp (ABC)
  • Starts at Pokhara
  • Ends at Pokhara
  • Max. Altitude 4,130 m (13,550 ft)
  • Trip Type Trek / Helicopter Return
  • Accommodation Tea House Trek

Highlights

  • Trek between Annapurna Base Camp and Machhapuchhre Base Camp
  • Highest point: Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m)
  • Visit various Annapurna region settlements like Jhinu, Sinuwa, Himalaya and Deurali 
  • Explore Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP)
  • Witness stunning mountains: Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, and Hinchuli 
  • Spot rare flora and fauna: rhododendron, pine, spruce, fir trees, reptiles, gharials, leopards, langur monkeys, rhesus monkeys, bears, musk deer, and more.
  • Observe local and migratory birds while enjoying bird watching.
  • Pass by various temples and stupas along the route

Annapurna base camp short trek is one of the most convenient and easy treks, which gives you an opportunity to explore the Annapurna region within just 5 days. The short Annapurna base camp trek is a 5 day adventure through some of the most spectacular terrain in Nepal. The trails of this trek pass through glaciers, rhododendrons, oak woods, and waterfalls.

Additionally, you'll get to see some of the rarest wildlife on the planet, such as red pandas and snow leopards. The trek is rewarding, as you will reach Annapurna base camp and get to see the Himalayas clearly. Our short 5 day trek to Annapurna base camp package is perfect if you are looking for a gateway to the Himalayas without having to compromise too much of your time.

This short ABC trek is full of wildlife, towns, and cultures. You will get a breathtaking view of the Annapurna South (7,219m), Annapurna I (8,091m), Mardi Himal (5553m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (fishtail) (6,997m), Gangapurna (7,455m), and a few more mountains. 

The five-day ABC trek primarily travels through verdant forests. Your route will follow the Modi River, which originates in the Annapurna Glaciers and flows from Annapurna I, an 8091-meter mountain, from Deaurali to Annapurna base camp via Machhapuchre base camp.

A 5-day short trek to Annapurna base camp offers an excellent route that includes Pokhara, Nayapul, Ghandruk, Chhomrong, Sinuwa, Bamboo, Dovan, Himalaya, Deurali, MBC (Machhapuchhre base camp), ABC (Annapurna base camp), and Siwai. You will experience different cultures, traditions, and beautiful natural scenery along the way. 

So why wait? We go above and beyond at NTA to support you in achieving all of your trekking goals, ensuring a safe and comfortable journey. We are excited to travel with you to have treasured experiences throughout the ABC short trek. The bookings are open for the years 2024, 2025, and 2026, so please contact us and make your bookings now. 

Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek Route 

Your short trek to Annapurna base camp starts in Pokhara. If you want to do this trek from Kathmandu, please see our Add-Ons option. 

On the day of your trek, our team members will be there at your hotel to pick you up in our private tourist transportation. From Pokhara, we will head towards Jhinu, which is about a three-hour drive from Pokhara.

After reaching Jhinu, we will officially start trekking as we head towards Sinuwa for our overnight stay. The next day, from Sinuwa, we will either stay at Himalaya or trek for 1 and a half to 2 hours towards Deurali. This depends on your pace and the route you are willing to take. 

On the third day, the route will follow either the Himalaya or Deurali, depending on where you stay, towards Annapurna base camp. Before reaching Annapurna base camp, your trail will also take you to Macchapuchre base camp. From Machhapuchre base camp to ABC, it is only about 2 hours. 

After spending an overnight in Annapurna base camp, you will descend towards Sinuwa, retracing your route back to Pokhara. 

Why should you do the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek? 

  • This five-day trek is perfect for anyone with limited time or intermediate fitness levels since it simplifies the traditional ABC trek into a more manageable schedule. 

  • You will still be able to see the magnificent views of the Annapurna range, which includes the well-known Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Peak). This trek passes through a range of environments, including high-altitude meadows, canyons, and lush bamboo forests with rushing waterfalls. 

  • You will also come across quaint villages where the Gurung and Magar communities live, providing an insight into their customs. 

  • This five-day ABC trek is a well-traveled path with many teahouses and hotels along the way, making planning and traveling comparatively simple. You have the option of doing a private trek or on a group-sharing basis. 

  • Altitude sickness is less likely due to the 5-day trek's steady rise, which improves acclimation to the high altitude. For those who are not adapted to trekking at high elevations, this is quite crucial.

Benefits of booking Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek with us 

Here are some of the reasons why you should book your short trek to ABC with NTA.

  • Simple reservation and booking process
  • We offer free cancellation service if informed 90 days prior the trek
  • Upon booking confirmation, a brief travel briefing will be held after your arrival 
  • Simple payment method 
  • 24/7 communication by contacting: +977 9851017030 (Binod Sapkota)
  • Highly expert and experienced team 
  • Customization provided for your 5-day trek to Annapurna base camp according to your request 
  • Commitment to responsible and sustainable tourism

Best Season for Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek

The best seasons to do an ABC short trek are the spring season (March to May) and the autumn season (September to November). 

Spring Season 

The spring runs from March to May. With good reason, spring is frequently regarded as the ideal season for this trek. In the springtime, the Annapurna area has its most pleasant weather. You can take in the breathtaking scenery without enduring the misery of the bitter cold because the days are mild. Though it can go as low as -8 degrees Celsius at night, it's important to be ready for frigid evenings.

Trekking in the spring is especially magical because of the landscape's colorful transformation. Vibrant magnolia and rhododendron flowers decorate the route, bringing lush green woodlands to life.

You will be treated to a visual feast as the woodland trail transforms into a tapestry of hues. But because of its popularity, the route may get very busy at this time of year, so it's best to make reservations well in advance for lodging.

Temperature ranges:

  • Daytime Temperature: emperatures at lower elevations (like Pokhara) will be in the 15–25°C (32–50 °F) (59–77°F) range. As you ascend, the temperatures will drop, but they will still be pleasant for hiking, typically around 10–20 °C (50–68 °F) in mid-altitude areas.

  • Nighttime Temperatures: Even during the spring season, it can get chilly at night, especially at higher elevations. Expect temperatures to drop to 0–10 °C (32–50°F) in mid-altitude areas and -5 to 5°C (23–41 °F) at Annapurna Base Camp itself.

Autumn Seaosn 

The best time to set off on this trek is generally agreed to be in the autumn, from late September to November, when one may trek to the Annapurna base camp for five days.

In Nepal, this season is known as the pre-winter season and provides some of the best trekking weather. Autumn has a certain charm due to its nice warm days and chilly mornings and nights, which make it the perfect season for outdoor activities. 

You can fully immerse yourself in the stunning panoramas of the Annapurna range and enjoy unprecedented visibility. Because of the fresh and clear air from the heavy rains before autumn, you can see the Himalayas easily. The path is filled with the sweet smells of blooming flowers (32–50°F), making the experience more heartfelt.

Temperature ranges:

  • Daytime Temperature: Temperature at lower elevations (like Pokhara) will be in the 18-28°C (64-82°F) range. As you ascend, the temperatures will drop, but they will still be pleasant for hiking, typically around 10-20°C (50-68°F)  in mid-altitude areas.

  • Nighttime Temperature: It gets chilly at night, especially at higher elevations. Expect temperatures to drop to -5 to 5°C (23-41°F) in mid-altitude areas and --10 to 0°C (14-32°F) at Annapurna Base Camp itself.

Permits required for Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek

Permits are the necessary authorization that you need before you enter the Annapurna region. For your Annapurna base camp 5-day trek, there are two main permits: the Trekkers Information Management System and the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit. 

Please note that we will take care of all the permits for you, and the charges for these permits are included in our costs. By taking care of these permits for you, NTA ensures you have a hassle-free and smooth journey. 

  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS): For anybody planning a trek in Nepal, the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) permit is essential. It gives authorities vital information, which helps guarantee the security and welfare of trekkers. The TIMS permit is around NPR 2,000.

  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP): ACAP was established to guarantee sustainable development and environmental preservation, and it has been crucial in preserving the fragile balance between tourism and the natural world. The ACAP permit is around NPR 3,000. 

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Itinerary
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On our Annapurna base camp 5-day trek package, we provide you with two itinerary options. Both the itineraries follow different routes, with a helicopter flight from Annapurna base camp to Pokhara added to one of the itineraries. 

If you want to experience a helicopter flight back to Pokhara from ABC, then we have designed an Option B itinerary. However, please note that the helicopter flight charges will not be included in our costs. We have provided both of the itinerary options below. Please go through it and choose the one that is convenient for you. Outline Option B Itinerary for Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek

Days Outliine Itinerary
Day 1:Drive from Pokhara to Kyumi (1,200 m / 3,937 ft) and Trek to Jhinu (1,780 m / 5,840 ft)
Day 2:Trek from Jhinu to Bamboo (2,310 m / 7,580 ft)
Day 3:Trek from Bamboo to Deurali (3,200 m / 10,498 ft)
Day 4:Trek from Deurali to Annapurna base camp (4,130 m / 13,550 ft)
Day 5:Helicopter flight from ABC to Pokhara (822 m / 2,700 ft)

For detailed option B itinerary please check our Useful Information Section. While booking this package, please let us know which itinerary you have selected. If you have any questions regarding the itinerary, please feel free to contact us

    On the first day of your Annapurna Base Camp trek, you will first be driving to Jhinu from Pokhara. We will be there at your hotel to pick you up in our private tourist transportation and drive for about 3 hours to reach Jhinu. 

    Throughout the drive, you will be passing through various settlements and beautiful views of rivers and hills. After 3 hours of driving, you will reach Jhinu, which is a small settlement and is mostly famous for its hot spring. 

    After reaching Jhinu, your official trekking journey starts. You will trek to Sinuwa, which is another small settlement in the Annapurna region. Trekking from Jhinu to Sinuwa takes about 3 to 4 hours, approximately. 

    You are going to trek through thick subtropical forests with a wide diversity of plants and animals after leaving Jhinu behind. You can hear little birds singing, vibrant rhododendrons, and perhaps wild creatures, depending on the season you choose to trek in. 

    As you ascend, Mt. Fishtail and Annapurna South begin to appear. There are also various rivers and verdant landscapes along the route. Today's modest trek will surely be enjoyable for you because of the refreshing environment. You will stay overnight at Sinuwa in a local teahouse. 

    • Highest Altitude: 1,780 meters 

    • Total driving hours: 3 hours (From Pokhara to Jhinu)

    • Total trekking hours: 3 to 4 hours (From Jhinu to Sinuwa)

    • Accommodation: At a tea house in Sinuwa 

    • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

      On the second day of your Annapurna base camp short trek, you will trek to Deurali from Sinuwa. Due to the 3000 meters you will be covering, this trek could be a bit difficult. You first ascend to the upper Sinuwa, an area covered with verdant greenery and thick bamboo woods.
      After that, you'll pass through several settlements, including Himalaya (2900m), Dovan, and Bamboo (2340m). Seeing majestic mountains and breathtaking scenery will uplift and motivate you. 
      You will soon arrive in Deurali for the night. Deurali is a small village with a few tea houses. You will get to view glimpses of mountains like Fishtail from Deurali.

      • Highest Altitude: 3,200 meters
      • Total trekking hours: 6 to 7 hours (From Sinuwa to Deurali)
      • Accommodation: At a tea house in Deurali
      • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner 

        On the 3rd day of the Annapurna base camp short trek, you will trek to Annapurna base camp, following the trails of Macchapuchre base camp.

        The ABC short trek trail starts from Deurali. The route will gradually traverse the forested area behind, and the landscape opens up to stunning views of the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) mountains. 

        From Deurali, it takes about 5 to 6 hours to reach Annapurna base camp. The route from Deurali to MBC is relatively steep, taking you through rocky terrain and mountains. As you climb higher, the air becomes thinner, and you may feel the altitude's effects. 

        Once you reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC), you'll be amazed by the amphitheater of snow-capped peaks surrounding you. The Machhapuchhre (6997m) stands tall, and the Annapurna range dominates the skyline.

        From MBC, you'll continue your trek towards Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). This portion of the trail takes you along the glacier moraine and can be a bit challenging due to the rocky terrain. 

        As you finally reach the Annapurna Base Camp, you'll be rewarded with a 360-degree panorama of some of the world's highest peaks, including Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), and other neighboring summits.

        After spending some quality time at the base camp, take the time to reflect on the journey so far and capture these precious memories in photographs. You will stay overnight at Annapurna base camp. 

        • Highest Altitude: 4,130 meters 
        • Total trekking hours: 5 to 6 hours (From Deurali to ABC)
        • Accommodation: At a tea house in Annapurna Base Camp 
        • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

          On the 4th day of the Annapurna base camp short trek, we will head towards Sinuwa. From ABC, it takes about 8 to 9 hours to reach Sinuwa.

          As soon as we wake up, we will enjoy the breathtaking views of Annapurna I, Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. The morning sunrise views of the Himalayas will surely create a memory that you will never want to forget. 

          As you continue to descend, the scenery changes, and the lush greenery of the forest becomes more apparent. The trail takes them through picturesque landscapes dotted with waterfalls, rocky terrain, and occasional mountain streams.

          After a few hours of trekking, we will eventually reach Sinuwa for our overnight stay.

          • Highest Altitude: 2,340 meters 
          • Total trekking hours: 8 to 9 hours 
          • Accommodation: At a tea house in Sinuwa 
          • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner 

            On the 5th day of your Annapurna Base Camp short trek, you will ascend from Sinuwa all the way to Jhinu. 

            The trail takes you through more charming villages, and you'll be immersed in the warm hospitality of the locals. The landscape gradually changes as you leave the forested areas and approach Jhinu. You might encounter trekkers who are just starting their journey into the mountains, and this section of the trek is a wonderful opportunity to share experiences and stories.

            After reaching Jhinu, we will get on our private tourist transportation and head towards Pokhara, marking the end of our 5-day short trek to Annapurna base camp. 

            • Highest Altitude: 822 meters 
            • Total trekking hours: 4 to 5 hours (From Sinuwa to Jhinu)
            • Total driving hours: 3 hours (From Jhinu to Pokhara)
            • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

            Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

            What's Included

            Domestic and International Airport Pickup and Drop-Off Services

            • Arrival pickup

            • Dropoff on your final departure day

            Accommodations Services

            • 4 Nights in local tea houses (Twin Sharing Basis)

            Trekking Permits

            • Local government entry permit (Trek Card)

            • Annapurna conservation area project permits

            • Trekkers' Information Management Systems Card (TIMS)

            Pivate Transportation Services

            • Pokhara to Jhinu by jeep or bus (Sharing) 

            • Jhinu to Pokhara by jeep or bus (Sharing) 

            Food Services

            • 5 days of Breakfast: Local and Continental Choice from the Tea House Menu

            • 5 days of Lunch: Simple and Light Lunch in Tea houses

            • 4 days of Dinner: Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian Meals from the local tea houses Menu

            • 1 Farewell Dinner in Pokhara at Best Restaurant by NTA

            Guide/Porter Services

            • English-speaking government-licensed guide (Minimum 10 Years’ Experience)

            • All Meals for the guide or porter

            • Insurances for Guide & Porter

            • Well-Paid Salary as Per Government Rates

            • Local Sherpa for Carrying Luggage (Up to 20 KGs Max)

            • First-Aid Kit Box Carried by Our Team

            • Trekking Porter Services (Available on Fixed Departure dates; 2 Guests Share 1 Porter)

            For Option B Only

            • Helicopter flight from Annapurna base camp to Pokhara (Apply Add-Ons Option)

            What's Excluded

            • Nepal visa fees upon arrival in Nepal
            • Tips and gratitude to the guides, drivers, porters, other staff, etc.
            • Extra-day expenses apart from the scheduled itinerary 
            • Personal expenses like drinks, laundry, shopping, personal gear, hot shower, electronic battery recharges, and WiFi
            • All other expenses are not included in the cost list.
            • Travel Insurance: It must be covered for both medical and emergency evacuations with a minimum value of USD 100,000.
            • Any kind of transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back
            • Hotels in Pokhara (We can make a booking in extra cost)
            Add-Ons & Options
            • Kathmandu to Pokhara Flight Ticket - USD 106 per person

            For a swift journey before your short trek, you can opt for a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara at USD 106 per person. Enjoy the scenic beauty from the air as you travel efficiently.

            • Pokhara to Kathmandu Flight Ticket - USD 106 per person

            Similarly, after the trek, a flight from Pokhara back to Kathmandu is available for USD 106 per person. This option offers a quick return with the added advantage of aerial views.

            • Kathmandu to Pokhara by Tourist Bus - USD 15 per person

            If you prefer a more budget-friendly travel experience, choose the tourist bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara for just USD 15 per person. This option provides a cost-effective and scenic overland journey.

            • Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus - USD 15 per person

            Likewise, a tourist bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu is available for USD 15 per person. This affordable choice allows you to savor the landscapes during your return trip.

            Option B: Helicopter flight from Annapurna base camp to Pokhara - USD 650 Per Person

            Availability & Private Trip
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            Start DateStart: SaturdayFeb 24, 2024End DateEnd: WednesdayFeb 28, 2024PricePriceUS $650StatusStatusGuaranteed
            Start DateStart: MondayFeb 26, 2024End DateEnd: FridayMar 01, 2024PricePriceUS $650StatusStatusGuaranteed
            Start DateStart: WednesdayFeb 28, 2024End DateEnd: SundayMar 03, 2024PricePriceUS $650StatusStatusGuaranteed
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            Private & Group Discount Price
            1 pax
            US$950
            2 - 4 pax
            US$795
            5 - 12 pax
            US$650
            1 Travelers x US $950TotalUS $950(No additional taxes or booking fees)

            Option B: Itinerary for Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek 5 Days

            Day 1: Drive from Pokhara to Kyumi via Nayapul and Trek to Jhinu

            You will begin your short ABC trek with an early morning drive from Pokhara to Kumi via Nayapul. If you are starting your trek from Kathmandu, then you will take a flight or private vehicle (please see the Add-Ons option) and continue the trek as per your regular itinerary.

            The drive itself offers beautiful glimpses of the countryside and the lush landscapes of the region. Upon reaching Kumi, the trekking adventure officially begins. You'll trek through charming villages, crossing suspension bridges over the Modi River, and gradually ascending towards Jhinu Danda.

            The route leads through terraced fields, rhododendron forests, and a mix of ethnic settlements, allowing you to experience the local culture. As you arrive at Jhinu, the natural hot springs provide a refreshing and relaxing opportunity to soothe your muscles after the day's trek. The scenic backdrop of the surrounding hills and the sound of the rushing river create a serene environment, making it a perfect end to your first day on the trail.

            • Total driving hours: 3 hours (From Pokhara to Kyumi)
            • Total trekking hours: 3/4 hours (From Kyumi to Jhinu)
            • Altitude: 2,170 meters 
            • Total Distance: Approximately 12 kilometers
            • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner 
            • Accommodation: At a teahouse in Jhinu 

            Day 2: Trek from Jhinu to Bamboo

            On the second day of your Annapurna base camp short trek, you'll leave Jhinu and head towards Bamboo. The trail takes you through a verdant landscape, passing through dense forests of rhododendron and bamboo. 

            Along the way, you'll encounter picturesque waterfalls that cascade down the hillsides. Crossing the Modi Khola River over suspension bridges adds a touch of adventure. As you approach Bamboo, the scenery transitions to a more alpine environment. 

            Keep an eye out for glimpses of the majestic Machapuchare (Fishtail) peak in the distance. Bamboo, a cozy settlement nestled amidst the greenery, is where you'll rest for the night.

            • Total trekking hours: 6/7 hours
            • Altitude: 2,310 meters 
            • Total Distance: Approximately 10 kilometers
            • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner 
            • Accommodation: At a teahouse in Bamboo

            Day 3: Trek from Bamboo to Deurali 

            On the third day of your short trek to Annapurna base camp, you will begin your day by leaving Bamboo behind and heading on a scenic trek to Deurali. The trail takes you through a captivating landscape of dense forests, featuring a variety of rhododendron, bamboo, and oak trees. 

            As you steadily ascend, you'll experience a change in vegetation, transitioning from the subtropical forests to the alpine surroundings. Keep an eye out for glimpses of the Himalayan wildlife that inhabits these regions.

            The journey includes several uphill sections, but the gradual gradient makes it a manageable hike. En route, you'll cross a few clearings that provide stunning views of the surrounding valleys and the Annapurna mountain range in the distance. 

            Upon reaching Deurali, you'll find yourself nestled amidst the mountains, with a serene atmosphere and fresh mountain air. Deurali offers a sense of tranquility that's perfect for unwinding and preparing for the next day's adventure.

            • Total trekking hours: 6/7 hours
            • Altitude: 3,200 meters  
            • Total Distance: Approximately 9 kilometers
            • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
            • Accommodation: At a teahouse in Deurali  

            Day 4: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp 

            Today is the most important day of your trek because you are going to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). The path goes through lush forests of rhododendron and bamboo as it slowly climbs through alpine terrain. As you climb higher, the scenery changes into a rough, rocky place. You will have incredible views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machapuchare (fishtail).

            On the last part of the trail to Annapurna Base Camp, there is a stunning amphitheater of tall hills. Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Machapuchare, and other Himalayan mountains encircle the region.

            When you reach the base camp, which is about 4,130 meters above sea level, you feel like you've done a lot. This tough hike is well worth it because of the beautiful views and quiet atmosphere.

            • Total trekking hours: 8/9 hours
            • Altitude: 4,130 meters  
            • Total Distance: Approximately 10 kilometers
            • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
            • Accommodation: At a teahouse in Annapurna Base Camp 

            Day 5: Helicopter ride from Annapurna base camp to Pokhara 

            On this day, you'll bid farewell to the magnificent Annapurna Base Camp and prepare for a memorable helicopter ride back to Pokhara. 

            As you take off, your eyes will be treated to sweeping vistas of the majestic Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, showcasing their snow-capped peaks and rugged beauty. 

            The short duration of the helicopter ride is packed with awe-inspiring scenes that encapsulate the essence of the trekking experience. Upon your arrival in Pokhara, you'll have the opportunity to reflect on the incredible journey you've undertaken and relish in the memories of the trek.

            • Helicopter Flight hours: 20 minutes 
            • Altitude: 822 meters 
            • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and 1 farewell Dinner

            Accommodation during Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek 

            We will arrange comfortable tea houses for you along your routes for the 4 days of trek, where you will be staying overnight in tea houses. Please note that accommodation in Pokhara or Kathmandu is not included in our costs. 

            All the accommodations that we provide during your trek will be on a twin-sharing basis. However, if you are a couple or would like a single room, please let us know during the time of your booking. We will arrange a single room for you. 

            The main lodging during your short Annapurna trek will mostly be in teahouses. Along the route of the trek are little accommodations, or guesthouses, known as "teahouses." They provide very cozy lodging where you can relax after a long, hectic hike. 

            Twin beds with simple linens are standard in rooms; some could have private baths connected, while others have communal amenities. You will have a dining room in the common areas, which is a great place to meet people and share stories with other trekkers.

            These teahouses include amenities including Wi-Fi (though the connection might be inconsistent and poor), charging stations for electronics (also for a price), and hot baths (for an extra charge). Common spaces might have a fireplace or stove to keep you warm during the colder months.

            Please note that, because of the logistical difficulties of transportation, amenities can become more basic as you approach higher elevations, and service costs may go up.

            Food during Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek 

            Throughout your 5 days journey to Annapurna base camp, we will furnish you with breakfast for each of the 5 days, lunch for all 5 days, and dinner for 4 days. Additionally, a farewell dinner will be arranged for you in Pokhara upon the completion of the trek with our team.

            On the quick five days trek to Annapurna base camp, the food is a delightful and essential aspect of the journey. It will expose you to the delicacies of Nepali food, warm your soul in the cold mountain air, and prepare your body for the strenuous adventures ahead. Here is a little peek at what to anticipate the most:

            Dal Bhat: Dal bhat is a hearty combination of steamed rice ("bhat") and lentil soup ("dal"). It's typically served with a side of stir-fried vegetables and pickles. You'll find variations of this dish throughout your trek, with different types of lentils and vegetables used depending on the  season.

            Momos: These steamed or fried dumplings come in a variety of fillings, from vegetarian options like potato and cheese to meats like chicken and yak. They're a delicious and portable snack or light meal, perfect for a quick energy boost on the trail.

            Considerations and our tips 

            • Vegetarian and vegan meals are provided by the majority of teahouses and guesthouses along the trip. Make sure you inform us ahead of time about your preferences.

            • Higher elevations can limit your options for fresh produce, so it's a good idea to bring along some snacks to add to your meals.

            • Throughout your stroll, it's critical to remain hydrated, so pack a water bottle, filter, and purification tablets. Steer clear of tap water.

            • To ensure that you have enough energy for the entire day, pack some energy bars, almonds, dried fruits, and other snacks.

            How to keep Altitude Sickness away during Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek

            Eating a healthy diet and drinking enough water can help reduce the chance of altitude sickness. It's crucial to ask for help from our guides if you have serious symptoms. Trekking in the stunning Annapurna region is safe and fun, provided you prioritize your health and take the appropriate safety measures.

            Sometime you might experience altitude sickness in higher elevation. The air is thinner as you go higher up, which might cause symptoms including minor headaches, nausea, and dizziness. It's important to walk slowly and give your body time to adjust to the new elevation in mountain.

            If you experience any of these symptoms or other discomforts, please let the guides know. Our guide is trained to help you to overcome the symptoms of Altitude sickness. To  avoid getting altitude sickness we suggest to hike in slower the pace. In the voyage your guide is your leader so make sure to listen to them and their himalayan ways of preventing altitude sickness.

            Packing list for Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek 

            Clothing:

            • Waterproof and breathable trekking pants

            • Moisture-wicking base layers (tops and bottoms)

            • Insulating mid-layers (fleece jacket, down jacket)

            • Windproof and waterproof outer shell jacket

            • Thermal socks

            • Trekking boots

            • Hats and gloves for warmth

            • Sun hats and sunglasses

            • Lightweight, quick-drying trekking shirts

            Equipment:

            • Backpack 

            • Sleeping bag (4-season, rated for cold temperatures)

            • Trekking poles

            • Headlamp with extra batteries

            • Water bottles or hydration systems

            • Trekking map and compass/GPS

            • Waterproof dry bags for electronics and clothing

            • Travel adapter and chargers

            Toiletries and personal items:

            • Sunscreen (high SPF)

            • Lip balm with SPF

            • Insect repellent

            • Basic toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap)

            • Quick-drying towel

            • Personal medications and first aid kit

            Miscellaneous:

            • Cash (local currency and some USD)

            • Passports and necessary permits

            • Snacks and energy bars

            • Camera or smartphone for capturing memories

            • Trekking guidebooks or reading material

            • Lightweight trekking pants for evenings in tea houses

            • Flip-flops or comfortable camp shoes (to wear in tea houses)

            • Rain cover for backpack

            Travel Insurance for Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek 

            Travel insurance is a necessary requirement for all visitors to Nepal planning to embark on a trek for safety reasons. The process of obtaining travel insurance is straightforward and can be done online.

            While we do not directly sell travel insurance, we are delighted to recommend reputable and comprehensive options that cover emergency helicopter rescue, medical evacuation costs, assistance with protection tours for personal injury, repatriation costs, and potential illness. Feel free to reach out to us if you require any assistance with travel insurance.

            In addition to providing comprehensive coverage for unexpected events, having high-quality travel insurance ensures peace of mind throughout your journey. It serves as a reliable security measure, allowing you to enjoy your trek without unnecessary worries.

            After confirming your trek booking, we kindly request that you share a complete set of insurance documents with us. This information will be utilized to promptly assist you in case of an emergency.

            Booking Process for Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek 

            To secure your booking for the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek with us, utilize our convenient online booking system. Simply complete the online booking process and await confirmation from our team. Alternatively, you can reach out to us through our online platform or on WhatsApp.

            For online inquiries, you may directly contact us or call us at +977 9851017030 (Binod Sapkota). Our team is available 24/7 to assist you, ensuring a remarkable experience with lasting memories. To learn more about our booking processes and policies, please visit our terms and conditions for payment.

             

            Testimonials
            What Our Clients Say
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              Andrew TayAustralia,December 20, 2023

              A short 5 day trek to ABC

              This is an amazing trekking package. What I loved most about this package is that it has options for both a trek and then a drive back to Pokhara or a direct helicopter flight to Pokhara from Annapurna base camp. I chose the itinerary with a helicopter return to Pokhara as it felt more convenient for me. The trek was amazing, and I enjoyed every bit of it. Thank you, NTA, for this wonderful experience. Highly recommended!

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              Oslon MillerUnited States,September 14, 2023

              Wonderful Escape: Annapurna base camp short trek

              Every stage of our journey was exceptionally well cared for from beginning to end. We had kind treatment the entire time, from the airport pickup to the journey, lodging, trek meetings, and everything in between. The NTA and team made sure we were taken care of for breakfast, lunch, and supper while we were on the mountain, and they also gave us excellent trekking partners for the days. 

              I have nothing but the highest praise for them. You're not going to be let down. No matter how much you expect from a trekking business, these guys will exceed your expectations. Thank you so much, guys, for making this Annapurna base camp short trek so amazing for me. It was a much needed escape. 
               

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            Why travel with Nepal Trek Adventure?

            Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition is one of the best local travel companies based in Kathmandu with leading adventures.

            • Expert Guides
              Expert Guides

              Our experienced guides have extensive knowledge of the local area and culture, ensuring a safe and authentic adventure.

            • Top-notch Customer Service
              Top-notch Customer Service

              Our team is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service, from personalized trip planning to attentive support throughout your journey.

            • Flexibility
              Flexibility

              We understand that travel plans can change, which is why we offer flexible itineraries and customizable tours to meet your specific needs and preferences.

            • Unmatched Value
              Unmatched Value

              We strive to provide the best value for your money, with competitive pricing and transparent, all-inclusive pricing that eliminates hidden fees.

            Inquiries

            Talk to BinodWhatsApp:+977 98510 17030